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Sights

Delhi: “Beeeeeeeeeeeard? Beaaaaaaaaaard?”

Posted by on 10 Nov, 2008 in Animals, India, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel | 5 comments

A cry of “Beeeeeeeeeeeeeard? Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeard?” outside the fort, that stopped us in our tracks and ended with us haggling for fake facial hair with a small boy who assured us he paid at least 25 rupees whenever he bought his.

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Attari: “Hindustan!” “Pakistan!”

Posted by on 9 Nov, 2008 in India, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel, Video | 1 comment

Attari: “Hindustan!” “Pakistan!”

Sat in the VIP area of the most patriotic crowd I have ever been a part of, watching men with fans on their heads attempt to almost kick themselves in the face while marching, while the throng around me chants football-crowd-like songs at a just-as-patriotic, just-as-loudly-singing crowd across the border.

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Amritsar – Diwali at the Golden Temple: “Are you happy?”

Posted by on 8 Nov, 2008 in India, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Temples, Travel | 0 comments

Amritsar – Diwali at the Golden Temple: “Are you happy?”

I was accosted by a whole crowd of Sikhs outside the temple who stood around giggling as a small boy, with arms much stronger than his skinny frame let on, tied my head scarf on so tight I worried I may have to surgically remove it after.

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Amritsar – Jallianwala Bagh “An everlasting symbol of non-violent and peaceful struggle for the freedom of India”

Posted by on 7 Nov, 2008 in India, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel | 3 comments

In 1919 General Dyer, of the British Army, was called to restore order to the city as unrest had broken out over an emergency British law that allowed them to imprison Indians suspected of sedition without trial. The general ordered his 150 men to open fire on the 2000 peaceful protesters occupying an open space surrounded by high walls.

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Chandigarh: “You remind me of the babe.”

Posted by on 4 Nov, 2008 in Animals, India, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel | 5 comments

Chandigarh: “You remind me of the babe.”

The maze is 20 hectares of pure imagination, twisty passages, armies of wobbly-legged stickmen, spindly ponies, growling stone hounds, hobbling rocktagenarians clutching clay pots, wavering-necked graceful but gawky swans and peacocks with shards of mosaic feathers, and colourful boogie-ing bracelet maidens.

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Rishikesh: Himalaya-side Knitting

Posted by on 25 Oct, 2008 in India, Knitting, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel | 1 comment

Rishikesh: Himalaya-side Knitting

It’s sort of chilly up here with the Himalayas peering down your neck, so it makes sense there should be knitted goodies all over the shop. I am most impressed by many-coloured two-toed socks which seem to have been fashioned for aliens.

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