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Dumpy in Hampi – Part I

Dumpy in Hampi – Part I

Dumpy, Macha and Magne were wondering what to do on a long weekend which is a thought that crosses through their mind every time their is a “long weekend”. “Long Weekends” is a off day from office either on a Friday or Monday that makes a normal Saturday/Sunday weekend into to a long weekend. This is probably somewhat new to us in India as trips were not that common and mostly if at all the trips were done it was…

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Shimla “Queen of Hills”

Shimla “Queen of Hills”

There may be various contenders for the “Queen on Hills” in India but “Simla” as it was called on those days will definitely be one with an oldest claim. English ruled India for about 200 years (Company rule – 1757 to 1858 and Crown rule – 1858-1947). Calcutta was the capital until 1911 but English made Simla as their summer capital in 1864 much before Delhi was made the capital of British India.So you can imagine the how much effort…

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Ruins of Nalanda University – A detailed account from my recent visit

Ruins of Nalanda University – A detailed account from my recent visit

Nalanda is small town in Bihar which is famous for tourists on the Buddhist Circuit. I have been visiting Bihar from childhood days as we had relatives there and we used to visit during our summer vacations mostly every couple of years. But I had never been around much, but somehow this time it worked out and I visited Nalanda/Rajgir which is about 100 km from Patna and roads are relatively better when compared to rest of Bihar. Anyways it was…

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