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Nov 20, 2019 - Mumbai

On our very first trip to India in 2010, Mumbai was our first destination, and then, as now, we were staying at the Taj Palace Hotel. However, that was only a year after a violent terrorist attack on the hotel that had resulted in the deaths of many guests and staff and the entire heritage wing of the Taj was closed for a thorough renovation. Now, ten years later, the full hotel was open and full of activity. Beautiful women draped in delicate fabrics seemed to float through the lobby at night, while in the daytime all manner of tourists -...

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Nov 18, 2019 - Hoolock Gibbons Sanctuary

The next morning when we left the Delphu, we were a little uncertain about the last leg of our visit to Assam. We knew we were going to Jorhat to spend the night on a ship, and the next day we would go to a gibbons sanctuary before flying to Kolkata and then Mumbai, but we really didn’t know how the timing of all this would work out, what kind of ship it would be and whether it would sail, and what kind of gibbons sanctuary we would find. It took at least three hours to drive from the Delphu to Jorhat because of all the traffic and busy...

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Aug 14, 2007 - Jorhat-Don't Tell Mum!

Tea helped put Assam on the world map. A British official first reported its existence in 1823. A few other things make this north-east Indian state unique. The one horned rhinocerous is its pride and joy. Then there's the world's largest river island. Of course, you might not have heard about the last two. I hadn't. Perhaps you didn't even know about about the tea. However, maybe you have seen recent reports about some other things that make this place famous? Floods, strikes and terrorism! I thought I would see the devastation caused by...

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