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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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Amritsar: “You my brother. You my sister.”

Posted by on 6 Nov, 2008 in India, People, Purl Interrupted, Taxis and rickshaws, Travel | 0 comments

Gap-toothed rickshaw driver to the rescue! He lead us out into the street next to his chugging steed “No worry.” He told us through his festive grin. He motioned to the boys “You my brother. You my brother. You my brother.” Then with a pat on my shoulder “You my sister. Come. I find you room.”

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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: Revenge of the Still-Mooing Steak

Posted by on 26 Oct, 2008 in Animals, India, Purl Interrupted, Travel | 0 comments

Before now I have had no reason to fear the cow. I have cheerfully chewed my way through still-mooing steak for as long as I can remember. They must have known, though I have been veggie since we got here, because three days ago the cows took back the power…

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Aurangabad to Dehli: “What are you weaving?”

Posted by on 23 Oct, 2008 in India, Knitting, People, Purl Interrupted, Trains, Travel | 4 comments

Aurangabad to Dehli: “What are you weaving?”

“Don’t worry. The cockroaches won’t hurt you.” by a smiling be-turbaned Sikh youth as I got warily into bed.

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