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Photos: Gujarat and Rajasthan

INDIA | Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

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No trip to India is complete without one

INDIA | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Views [264] | Comments [1]

A wedding. Indian weddings typically tend to last 3 days or more depending on the loot inside your safe. In Gujarati weddings, the first day is the bride to be’s Mehndi Ceremony where all the giggling girls get together to put Mehndi on their hands and ... Read more >

Gandhi Musuem and the Sabarmati Ashram

INDIA | Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | Views [615]

The Gandhi Ashram is fascinating and tells the story of his life through a thoughtful narrative. The old photographs are well worth seeing.   Next to the Sabarmati Ashram is a wonderful NGO called Manav Sadhna, which works ... Read more >

Nehrunagar Bridge at Dusk

INDIA | Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | Views [217]

I’m not sure if its a seasonal thing but at dusk swarms of bats can be seen near the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad. They make an incredible screeching sound, and the show in the sky is hypnotic.

Tropical Fruit

INDIA | Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | Views [1700]

One of my favourite things about India is the tropical fruits. In Ahmedabad I was addicted to fresh coconut juice, which is found in abundance on carts like the one above. In Hyderabad its watermelon juice. You can still ... Read more >

Aso Palav, raipur, Ahmedabad

INDIA | Saturday, 7 Jan 2012 | Views [706]

Piles of sarees at the end of the day in Aso Palav, one of the popular saree houses in Gujarat. Even if you don’t wear sarees its worth going shopping just for the experience. At least 2 salesmen (for some reason they are all men) sit you down on ... Read more >

It's all about the colour

INDIA | Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | Views [178]

Wall hangings, cards, decorative boxes, brass ornaments, bangles, jewellery, clothes, adorn the tiny little lanes in Raipur in central Ahmedabad.

The School Bus

INDIA | Sunday, 1 Jan 2012 | Views [477]

So I probably haven’t mentioned the transport system enough in India. This rickshaw came trundling along out of nowhere, and I nearly fell out of mine laughing at the little legs flying out of the back! It was hilarious! The back ... Read more >

Street Food

INDIA | Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | Views [402]

Food in India is tasty. It has to be as the Indian taste buds are pounded from an early age with all varieties of masalas, oils, herbs, and seasoning. Even the budget chains like Honest have delicious dishes, and all less ... Read more >

The Gateway to Mecca

INDIA | Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | Views [788]

I’ve known that my dad’s family had lived in Khambatt for a long time, but I only discovered its historical secrets on this trip. Khambatt or Cambay as it was called by the colonials was an important trading port until the 1900s.... Read more >

The Pink City

INDIA | Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | Views [188]

So after a few weeks in Ahmedabad we traipsed across to Rajasthan for what I thought would be respite from the madness of Ahmedabad. Sadly, it was just another type of madness! We landed in Jaipur, which was bulging with trigger happy Europeans, ... Read more >

The Monkeys

INDIA | Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | Views [217]

So when you first land in Ahmedabad its striking how humans and animals, in particular the cows and monkeys co-exist quite happily within the chaos. If you’re lucky the peacocks also come out to play. I’m sure the non NRI Indians reading this will be ... Read more >

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