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Tales From An Ancient City ~ II

“India as a country,” wrote Shashi Tharoor many years ago “manages to live in several centuries at the same time”. Sangam~the river-confluence~ that lies on the outskirts of Allahabad is a living example. Mythological time, historical chronology and this hi-tech … Continue reading

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Tales From An Ancient City ~ I

Some words, some names, even some places draw quirky flash-cards from your memory. So it is with the city of Allahabad. Every time i hear or read that name, a memory of a childhood pencil and paper game pops up. … Continue reading

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# Day 138 (A Legend in Stone…)

Among the many spectacular specimens of ancient Indian art are the rock-cut structures, specially those made by cutting out solid monolithic rocks. The most awe-inspiring among these undoubtedly remains the Kailash temple of Ellora where an entire mountain has been … Continue reading

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# Day 114 (Of a journey to a pre-historic past)

The first time i came across the UNESCO World Heritage tag for a place was way back in the early nineties when we were visiting the famed thousand year old Brihadeshwara Temple at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. A traveller’s curiosity … Continue reading

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# Day 71 (Monument~al tales : the unfinished Shiva temple of Bhojpur)

      One of the many advantages travel bestows is the privilege to stand and gape in awe before wonders both natural and man made…not just the regular-touristy-must-see sights but even the lesser known hidden gems. In our country you … Continue reading

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