Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Udaipur! The best Christmas gift I received was from my cousin, who set me up with an unlimited mobile internet connection on my laptop… finally internet! I’ve been blogging offline since … Continue reading

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The Indian Railways System: It’s Huge!

Like clockwork orange, each time we have approached a railroad crossing there has almost always been a near-approaching train. After the JAR bus comes to a halt, I found myself always in awe of how developed the rail infrastructure seems to be. … Continue reading

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Fire Dance in Pushkar

              At some point during this fire dance, the woman’s hair was clearly on fire. Whether she was in the moment, or partaking in the local hippie culture (re: narcotics), is anyone’s guess. For … Continue reading

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Pushkar: “The Lotus Pond Town” (Day 7)

After a quick stop to Ajmer, the JAR group continued on to the beautiful, holy town of Pushkar. As host to a holy lake and sacred temples that separately honor the three most notable Hindu deities, Pushkar naturally serves as … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: How to Handle Street Beggars

Dear Reader, Please take this following note with the spirit of which this post was intended. I recognize that poverty is very, very real in India (along with many parts of the world, including the USA). With that said, if … Continue reading

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Passing through Kishangarh & Ajmer (Day 7)

On our way from Jaipur to Pushkar, we passed through two notable cities, Kishangarh and Ajmer. Kishangarh: The “Marble City” Kishangarh is notable because it is the “Marble City” of India. The marble industry of Kishangarh employs over 100,000 people … Continue reading

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JAR Flag-off Ceremony (Day 7)

To commemorate the first day of the JAR program, the Rajasthan Foundation organized a morning Flag-off ceremony at the Hotel Khasa Kothi (in Jaipur) for the program participants. The six JAR program participants had an opportunity to get acquainted with each other … Continue reading

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