Heavenly Hanky Panky at Khajuraho
Demure divine love and primping attendant at Khajuraho

Heavenly Hanky Panky at Khajuraho

"My baby does the hanky panky" - Tommy James and the Shondells Yes, it's an outrageous pun, but somehow we couldn't help but think of music by the American Shondells from the 1960s. Yet we…

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Mmmm…Pleasant Surprises from Our First Month in India
Daily marketing from local vendor at good prices

Mmmm…Pleasant Surprises from Our First Month in India

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Despite all our reading in advance, but with plenty of warnings from those who have visited India before, we had steeled ourselves for a lot of hard times in India. Here are some of the…

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Drawn on Stone: Bhopal Antiquities, Part 2
Man chased by massive boar while others dawdle

Drawn on Stone: Bhopal Antiquities, Part 2

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(Part 1 about Bhopal shows what we saw at Sanchi, whose carved gateways from around 2000 years ago astonished us with their profuse detail and sophistication. Click here to see that post. ) In the…

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Carved in Stone: Bhopal Antiquities, Part 1
Detail - the earthbound

Carved in Stone: Bhopal Antiquities, Part 1

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Atop a huge flat-top hill in Umbria sits the small town of Orvieto, a beautiful site full of medieval buildings still being used for public purposes. At the center of town glows the most magnificent…

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Dancing with the Stars at the National Museum
Another ancient dancer

Dancing with the Stars at the National Museum

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She was giving us quite an attitude. Her long arms were arrayed in bracelets, her right hand defiantly planted on her hip, which jutted out sideways. She was all sassy, impertinent, take-no-nonsense, and - according…

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Delhi Dreams: The Street Children of Paharganj
Our guide to Paharganj, Ejoz

Delhi Dreams: The Street Children of Paharganj

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Old stone buildings, knitted together by webs of electrical lines, crowd the lanes and back alleys near the New Delhi railroad station, as well as the broader Main Bazaar Road, in the district named Paharganj.…

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