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Deogarh to Jodhpur

March 6th 2016
We leave Deogarh Mahal and set off through the village to find the road to Jodhpur. We spend fifteen minutes trying to get out of the village as a farmer appears to have parked his tractor and trailer in the middle of the tiny lane and gone off to breakfast or to strike a deal or somesuch. Everyone trying to use the lane is annoyed but there is no choice but to back out and find another route. “ ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
15th March 2016

Only in India...
It never ceases to surprise me that statues several times larger than the largest lorry, like your Hanuman and cow, can be made and erected with relatively primitive tools and machinery. Labour, I know, is not hard to find but, it seems, craftsmen are still plentiful too. It's also one of those Indian paradoxes that kissing in public is frowned upon yet pissing in public isn't!

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