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Coming out in Delhi

Thursday, July 31st, 2008


DELHI, India – The events we came across today in Delhi gave us a glimpse of the issues that the burgeoning country will have to tackle as its population grows ever more affluent and expects the same freedoms afforded to their counterparts in the west. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

The stunning Taj Mahal

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

AGRA, India – There’s sight seeing, and then there’s seeing the Taj Mahal.  The Taj Mahal is the mother of all tourist attractions. The image of the mausoleum and its sparkling reflection have been immortalized by writers, singers, photographers and directors the world over.  Add us to the to that crowded list of fans. Even though you’ve seen the structure countless times in two dimensions, meeting it in person will leave you in awe. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

The monkey palace

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

JAIPUR, India – We’ll be blunt. We can’t get enough of monkeys. Our brothers from another mother are fascinating to observe and offer countless hours of entertainment. So when we heard about Galta, the Monkey Palace located three kilometers east of Jaipur, we knew we’d have to make a pilgrimage there to commemorate our love of primates. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

The Blue City

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

JODHPUR, India – An urban sea of indigo-washed buildings, Jodhpur in the Indian state of Rajasthan certainly earns its name as “The Blue City.” Sitting on an arid swath of land near the Thar Desert bordering Pakistan, the blue cubist outpost makes for an interesting contrast between man, beauty, squalor, and the natural setting. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

Rajasthan

Thursday, July 24th, 2008


RAJASTHAN, India – Departing Udaipur early, we set out on a full day of travel through the heart of Rajasthan to “The Blue City” of Jodhpur. For a bargain price, we chartered a car to take us from Udaipur to Jodhpur, including stops at two of Rajasthan’s most stunning landmarks: the hilltop fort of Kumbalgarh and the Jain temples of Ranakpur. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

The Monsoon Palace

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

UDAIPUR, India – Shortly before dusk, we headed a few miles out of town to Sajjangarh, also known as the “Monsoon Palace,” the former residence of the region’s royal family that sits high on a hill overlooking Udaipur and provided us a stunning vantage point of the surrounding valley. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

The people of Rajasthan

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

UDAIPUR, India – The people of Rajasthan, sporting colorful saris, thickly wrapped turbans, and ear-to-ear smiles, are as compelling a reason to visit this Indian state as its wonderful sights. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

Udaipur at night

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

UDAIPUR, India – Rolling into India’s most “romantic” city on a late night bus, our only glimpse of Udaipur was a late night tease of what the city had in-store for us. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

Old Ahmedabad

Monday, July 21st, 2008

AHMEDABAD, India – With both a booming economy and population, much of Ahmedabad is filled with new buildings and businesses. But like most Indian cities, Ahmedabad’s true colors shine through in the old city center, a bustling maze of streets, food carts, and shoppers. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

Street advertising

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

AHMEDABAD, India – Think you’ve seen it all? We did to, until this camel drawn mobile billboard walked right by us in Ahmedabad. We’re still trying to come up with a witty caption for this one. Got a good one? Leave your best in the comments box. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

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Thushan Amarasiriwardena

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, graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His thesis research focused on the intersection of race and music in Northeastern Brazil. He worked previously as A&R and Production Coordinator for Putumayo World Music, an international music record label based in New York City. You can find his site here.

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