Sadhu on a crowded road - India

Kumbh Mela – The World’s Largest Religious Event

Introduction I finally made it to the Kumbh Mela where I… …observed thousands of Hindu pilgrims bathing in the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati Rivers…   …and talked with Sadhus, the Hindu ascetics who have has renounced the worldly life.   I even had chai (tea) with

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Group of young people in front of a sunset view - India

Mumbai – City of Dreams

Introduction Even though I have visited India several times, this was my first trip to Mumbai. I knew it was the target of a deadly terrorist attack on the Taj Hotel.   I knew it was the financial and business capital of India with a sprawling skyline.   While Mumbai was

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Northern India – Traditional Countryside and Overwhelming Cities

  Overview India is incredibly interesting with a Babel of tongues, every color-shade and style of clothing, melodramatic Bollywood entertainment, a wide range of climatic and geographical regions and a panoply of religious practices. The country is the cradle of eastern philosophy with millennia of history and unique architecture. But

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