Helping Hands: A Tale of Left and Right Hands
Eating vegetarian thali - with the right hand

Helping Hands: A Tale of Left and Right Hands

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In India, it is customary to use different hands for different important functions. Think right hand pure; left hand, impure. You pass an object over to another with the right. You eat with the right…

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Passing Time in Delhi: A History of Muslim Rule in Monuments
16th century tomb of Mughal leader Humayun, model for Taj Mahal

Passing Time in Delhi: A History of Muslim Rule in Monuments

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We awoke after our first night in India to the Muslim call to prayer, a high tenor voice chanting over loudspeakers somewhere nearby. Sunlight angled through three imposing stone domes , each with lotus decoration…

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