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Yes or No? Great Indian Head Shake. . . . .

Originally posted on TalesAlongTheWay: With a little research , I learned the origin of the head bobble… dating back 400 years when the kings in Indian did not like to be confronted with a “no” when they gave an…

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The Sublime Taj Mahal!

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?  Originally posted on March 18, 2013by annetbell ? Namaste. . . . . The Taj Mahal  is one of the world’s most famous and recognizable buildings. Remember a forlorn Princess Diana sitting on the famous bench, all…

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Veranasi, City of gods

Originally posted on TalesAlongTheWay: ← Are We Famous Yet? Ghandi-ji → A Pilgrimage City…Varanasi We were in a boat at 5AM floating towards the rising sun. We were at the service at the end of the day. We were at the ghats…

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Diwali- Festival of Lights

Originally posted on TalesAlongTheWay: This is a short video showing the people, colors and joyful celebration of Diwali!

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Music Monday Widor Toccata from Newark Cathedral

Charles-Marie Widor was a French composer, organist and teacher who lived from 1844-1937.  This is his most famous work, simply known as the Widor Toccata, though it actually is the final  piece in the 5th movement of his Symphony for … Continue reading

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Delhi’s Incredible Growth

“Unbelievable but true,” Officer Singh. Images from the inner city to the rapidly growing suburbs.  The high rise apartments are like none  I have ever seen. . . . . anywhere!    If you were to live in Delhi, would … Continue reading

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Yellow Cable’s Summer Music Monday, The Everly Brothers, “Til I Kissed You”

      The Everly Brothers were indeed brothers, Phil and Don. They were most  popular during the 1960s with country influenced rock and their close harmony style.  The brothers  were honored by induction into the Rock and Roll Hall … Continue reading

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India’s Lost World

I have not been to northeast India which is secluded, wild ,devoid of  architecture.  This film shows a culture and place untouched by civilization. The shots of the beautiful landscape, the ancient culture,  and the animals are truly beautiful.  Forgive … Continue reading

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Don Ostertag’s Summer Music Monday “Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra

My friend Don at shared his favorite summer song last week, with this elegant selection by “Old blue eyes,” Frank Sinatra.  I would encourage you to visit Don’s blog to be enchanted by his personal stories of 45 years of being … Continue reading

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Chennai Building Collapse

This tragedy happened  last weekend and the pictures brought back memories of seeing construction in India. The bamboo sticks are used for scaffolding, and my  architect assured me that they are very strong.  But to hold up a building of … Continue reading

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