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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, 13 Dec 2013: Sati Handprints - 15 Jodphur Queens left their handprints...

Theodore Behr ·
That is an amazingly sad story. But that's for sharing that wonderfully symbolic photo, Mac.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, 13 Dec 2013: Sati Handprints - 15 Jodphur Queens left their handprints...

Former Member ·
My main purpose in traveling is to see how things are done elsewhere. I try only observe and not overlay my personal opinion on what is there. After all, the point is to see and learn. Sometimes, as in this case, it can be hard to lay aside those personal feelings. The old custom does speak volumes about the importance to these people of tradition and structure in their lives. Thank you for the thought provoking photo.
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Re: Persian Water Wheel (Sakia), Rajasthan, India

Travel Rob ·
That is so cool!
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

TravelingCanuck ·
Fantastic pictures. Thanks for this look at a very interesting and amazing park.
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful reveal!
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

Neil McAleer ·
Dear Karl - A beautiful sequence of images. I especially enjoyed seeing all the space(s) that you moved into and through and gave to your armchair companions through your fine images. Thank you. I plan to share your experience with my friend Ximena, who is planning to travel to India next year with a group of women friends. All my very best to you, Neil
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Neil! Your friend will enjoy India. You just need to be very careful about what you eat and drink. The Lodi Garden is a special spot within Delhi.
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Re: India's Crowded Roads, Empty Expressways

DrFumblefinger ·
I guess I'm not surprised that high toll roads keep a lot of the locals that just managed to buy a car off the expressways. best way to keep people from using a new service is to tax it heavily. Works every time.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 29, 2014: Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, India

IslandMan ·
excellent picture, SM. Street life tells so many stories...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 20, 2014: Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

DrFumblefinger ·
What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 25, 2015: Yamunotri, Uttarakhand, India

GarryRF ·
Intriguing photo ! Makes me want to see more of what's going on. Any more photos of the time you spent there ?
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Re: Shimmering Lakes and Romantic Palaces of Udaipur

DrFumblefinger ·
It's an incredibly beautiful place. I do love the light a dawn and dusk around the lake! Thanks for sharing your love of this place with everyone.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 28, 2015: The Golden Temple In Amritsar, Punjab, India

DrFumblefinger ·
Again some amazing photos, Gilles! The people interest me as much or perhaps even more than the beautiful temple. Studies of the human face are often difficult to capture in a digital image. but these are great. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 25, 2015: A Moment in Rural India

IslandMan ·
a picture tells a thousand stories, Marilyn, and you've certainly captured it here
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 25, 2015: A Moment in Rural India

GarryRF ·
Just part of the life that many locals have on our travels. Something we often miss by doing the tourist spots. It's good to get off the "beaten track".
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Re: Uber To Earmark 1 Billion Dollars for India Over Next 9 Months

PHeymont ·
I find myself a bit uncomfortable around Uber and its well-oiled connections in the press, which often seems to regard it as the best thing since sliced bread (and what's so good about that, by the way?). All over Europe, Uber has been in trouble for evading rules, taxes and court rulings; in New York, it operates without paying the taxes other operators must, and with insufficient insurance in some cases—and they have a nasty habit of raising its rates whenever demand is high (double or...
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Re: Uber To Earmark 1 Billion Dollars for India Over Next 9 Months

Travel Rob ·
I think some of the reasons Uber has been so successful is users know what they are going to pay in advance and don't have to worry about getting an over charged from a taxi driver, which happens. Also, the passenger can see what time they will be picked up . Whether Uber can continue as successful as regulations catch up with the their industry, I don't know.
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Re: India's Visa Rules: Easier for some, tougher for U.K.

PortMoresby ·
"...payback for the years of the Raj?" I like the measured nature of the response, as well as the patience shown. And, for once, it's not US citizens being inconvenienced for the policies of its government.
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Re: India's Visa Rules: Easier for some, tougher for U.K.

GarryRF ·
Its because we give Indian Students an interview before they come to the UK to attend College. They get a 2 years UK "Student Visa" visa which also allows them to work for 20 hours a week. But when they arrive in the UK thousands of "students" vanish. And they fail to show up at their pre-arranged College. In those 2 years they assume another identity. So now they get a fingerprint and iris recognition photo before leaving the Indian sub-continent.. Which is only common sense - the US do it...
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Re: Canada gets its first non-stop to India

DrFumblefinger ·
I'll be flying the Toronto to Delhi route in February. Looking forward to it!
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Re: Canada gets its first non-stop to India

PHeymont ·
So you’ll probably get the super-new plane…noticed after posting that some of the flights for now are being flown by a 787-8, but starting in February, it will be the -9… Green with envy about everything…except the length of the flight!
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Re: Canada gets its first non-stop to India

GarryRF ·
You can take your own entertainment on the Dreamliner DrF. The large screen in the seat back in front of you also has a USB port. The Menu has a USB option and you can charge those devices you've taken with you. I also recommend Bluetooth headphones to keep all those singing babies away ! I have a selection of music to sleep to.
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Re: Canada gets its first non-stop to India

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the bit of advice, Garry. I usually use the USB port to keep my phone charged. Air Canada has a good flight movie menu and I tend to use that time to catch up on new releases.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

GarryRF ·
For the artists models to hold that pose long enough to do a stone carving was a feat of endurance far greater than completing a marathon ! Interesting blog showing that history can be both entertaining and meaningful.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating place, Anna! Thanks for sharing it with us! Love the top photo of the temple complex at dusk.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

Anna Phipps ·
Thanks for commenting and glad that you enjoyed the post! Yes, imagine posing for a stone carving! I hadn't thought of it like that but was amazed by the quality and detail of the work. I find history really amazing and understanding about the history and meaning behind things like ancient temples and historical architecture makes the visit much more interesting for me. Originally Posted by GarryRF: For the artists models to hold that pose long enough to do a stone carving was a feat of...
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Hampi

TravelingCanuck ·
Thank you for sharing your journey to an amazing site. Places like this are part of what makes traveling such a pleasure. We in North America learn a lot about the history of Western Europe and some Middle East civilizations and empires from there. However we tend to pass over the rest of the world which included empires and civilizations as great as the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Hampi is just another point in favour of a journey to India.
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Hampi

Professorabe ·
Thanks a lot for your comments. I fully agree with what you say - I also feel that there is a big hole in my education where the history of places like India is concerned. That is part of the reason why I enjoy doing blogs like this one: it forces me to do a bit of research and to broaden my own horizons.
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Re: May 17, 2017: Elephant Jam at Amber Fort, Jaipur

GarryRF ·
The Elephants certainly look well cared for. Maybe they have a better life than being out in the wild.
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Re: Take A Tour To These Patriotic Places of India

Professorabe ·
Just to underline your description of Jodhpur's fort as majestic - here is one of the (many) photos I took of it on a trip through Rajasthan last year. Interesting article!
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Re: 10 Most Dangerous Roads in India

Professorabe ·
And I thought that I'd been on some frightening roads ...
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Re: 10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Udaipur

Professorabe ·
Excellent tips with very useful practical information. Udaipur is one of the most beautiful cities in Rajasthan.
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Re: 10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Udaipur

Abhishekk Mathur ·
Thanks a lot for the kind words.... Regards
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Re: The Bikaner Mail

Travel Luver ·
Great story, Bob! Wish I'd been on that train with you.
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Re: February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

DrFumblefinger ·
These stepwells are really quite amazing to see. They're quite deep and the stairs are very steep. Makes me think I'd fall to my death fetching a bucket of water. Thanks, Professor!
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Re: February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

GarryRF ·
I could spend a few days there with my "slinky" chasing down the steps. But just looking at the photos gives me a dizzy spell !!
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Re: February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

Philip ·
It is indeed a fine stepwell. If you're interested in other spectacular stepwells, takespecially a look at our collaborative Stepwell Atlas - over 800 stepwells round the world are accurately mapped, with photos and info. Please add any missing Stepwells to the site ( www.stepwells.org and "Stepwell Atlas" android app)
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Re: February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a useful link, Philip, thanks!
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Re: February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

Professorabe ·
Thanks for the link, Philip. I'm off to India in a couple of weeks' time and your map will prove invaluable.
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Re: February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

Philip ·
Great! There are many amazing stepwells to see, sometimes hidden close to much-visited spots. Please do update Stepwell Atlas if you find any stepwells not on our map (or indeed if you get photos of stepwells currently missing pics, or accurate coordinates of stepwells mapped approximately)
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Re: India: New policies may bring cheaper fares

DrFumblefinger ·
Given how slow road and train travel are in India, the population is ready for a more efficient way to get around. When I visited a few months ago, I observed new airports being built at a frantic pace. I think India will hit its air travel goals.
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Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi
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Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi
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Jama Masjid, Old Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
Jama Masjid, Old Delhi
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Interior detail, Jama Masjid, Old Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
Interior detail,  Jama Masjid, Old Delhi
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