Mumbai, (Bombay till 1996, the name change was very unpopular initially) on the east coast of India is in the state of Maharashtra, and in many ways the gateway to India, some of the reasons being: The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 made it easy to reach India from Europe Today it is a hub for many international flights...
I have not quite mastered the eating with the right hand technique, mainly due to the fact that I am left handed and eating with the left hand is not COOL. The food is also very saucy which causes quite a mess for the inexperienced right hand eater. Although South Africa is home to a huge Indian population I...
Patna (population: approx 1.6 million) is 1½ hour flight from Delhi, towards the northeast, the capital of Bihar state, one of the oldest cities in India, dating back to the 6th century BC. Patna is in the North Eastern part of India and borders Nepal. Patna is on the south bank of the Ganges River, a lifeline of water...
Agra (population: approx 1.4 million) is in Uttar Pradesh state also known as ‘the Northern State’ and is the Hinduism and Hindi heartland. I traveled with the train from Delhi to Agra. The Shatabdi Express leaves the New Delhi Station at 06:15, returning at 20:30. It is a 2 hour express trip in both directions which is much better...
Namaskar (Hello) Visiting the Republic of India for 2 weeks, covering 1 National Capital territory, 3 states and 4 cities does not begin to describe all that incredible India has to offer. Although this visit only gave a small peep I have gained fresh insight on what it means to live in the 7th largest country in the world, being...

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