Monthly Archives: January 2008

Taj Mahal on a Full moon Night

I had been to Agra many times but not from Jaipur. Moreover, it was only this time that we stayed in Agra for two nights in Taj View. However, in 1965, Chander Prakash and myself stayed in a hotel suitable … Continue reading

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Chokhi Dhani- An Unique Experience

Chokhi Dhani built on typical Rajasthani theme at Jaipur is a great indigenous initiative to make the visiting guests aware of the local rural traditions and culture. Every state capital can emulate and create one such entertainment and hospitality center. … Continue reading

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Jaipur: Heritage City in Decay

I was in Jaipur in 1965 for almost a month. It was training on initiative of Late BM Sharda, who was then the production manager of machine shop in Hindustan Motors. HM was procuring multi-spindle automatic lathes for the first … Continue reading

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Transforming Road Network

Last few months we had been traveling by road quite a lot. I get delighted to see India getting its road network totally transformed into expressways. While in Kolkata this month we came across the roads that exemplify the evolution. … Continue reading

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They Came, Enchanted, and Went Back

They went back on Saturday. And we are again alone. Anand arrived in early morning of December 31, 2007 with Shannon and the little Emma. We had been waiting for this for a long time. We were seeing Emma as … Continue reading

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Indian Bias against Foreigners

I knew it for quite sometime. Foreigners, a derogatory term for non-Indians, are to pay higher entrance fees to visit the historical monuments of the country that is mostly maintained by ASI and tourism ministry. However, I got the shock … Continue reading

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Lanka Cashes on Ramayana’s link, why can’t India?

Sri Lanka Tourism has identified five “airports” where Ravana parked his fleet of pushpak vimanas, the mythological aircraft he used to abduct Sita when she was in vanvasa on mainland India. The ruler of ancient Lanka – a brilliant Brahmin … Continue reading

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