Tag Archives: Brandon Taylor

Safe in the Police State

Columbine. Virginia Tech. Aurora. When are we going to learn? Reading about the recent tragedy in Colorado last week, the story of a man gone mad and a defenseless crowd of theater-goers forced to play witness to their own horror … Continue reading

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Octopussy-ville

UDAIPUR Part of the James Bond movie “Octopussy” was filmed in Udaipur, India, in 1983. Filmmakers must have been impressed with the city’s crowd jewel, the Taj Lake Palace, a true architectural gem that sits out on beautiful Lake Pichola. … Continue reading

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Jain is the Name

GWALIOR There’s not much to do in Gwalior. Next to nothing actually. It’s one of those jumping points to bigger and better places in central India, for travelers en route to the Agra and the Taj Mahal or Khajuraho bound … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Path

ORCHHA Whenever I take these extensive trips, I try to fit in a day or two of backwater travel. A short quest for those sleepy little towns that don’t make it onto many tourist’s itineraries. Smack dap in the middle … Continue reading

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Beware of Ganges

VARANASI The Ganges is one of the holiest rivers in the world, a sacred waterway where millions of Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and other religious minorities come to worship and liberate their souls. It’s also one of the world’s most polluted … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of the Taj Mahal

–AGRA Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan must have really loved his third wife. If it’s not obvious from the jewels dangling from the woman’s body in almost every portrait, then maybe it’s the fact that he built the world’s finest and … Continue reading

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Namaste!

Growing up, one of my favorite Disney movies was “The Jungle Book”. I mean, what’s not to like about a boy raised deep in the jungles of India by a fun-loving group of animals that sing and dance? In recent … Continue reading

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