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Mussoorie, India

As the Queen of the Hills, Mussoorie has always had a crown and scepter at hand. She remains the stuff of history, legend, literary fancy and even the occasional ghost story. There have been other maidens...

Mumbai, India

I’ve been to India seven times and counting. Finally, my dream came true on a recent visit and I was able to stay at the  and Tower in Mumbai, a city throbbing with over 13 million people. The famed Taj,...
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Mountain Railways of India

I boarded my train on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in the small but important trade centre of Siliguri. With its narrow, two-foot rail gauge and 24-seat car, this unique means of transportation started in...
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Monkeys in Matheran!

I'm writing from the hotel lobby in Mumbai, in our final hours here in India. We've just finished our shopping with the aid of Farouzan, the coordinator of Seeds in India. She has been an *incredible*...
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The Jews of Kolkata

I couldn’t imagine that the large typical enclosed Indian market place, the old New Market, was where I would find the head of the Jewish community in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) India. But that’s...
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Gulmarg

Gulmarg: The valley of Gulmarg, a large meadow about 3-sq-kms in area, stands at 2,730 metres, 56-km south west of Srinagar.. The name means 'Meadow Of Flowers' and in the spring it's just that, a rolling...