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Indians and Night life

I was recently at Mussorie, a popular tourist spot in Uttarakhand. A welcome break from Hot Delhi summers, the place was literally flocked by tourists looking for a break like me.

While the holiday experience itself is not worth mentioning, there were few interesting moments. To start with, the Mall Road was vibrant during night times. I loved the energy, mix of traditional and modern eateries... and ofcourse, the weather!

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Street vending in India

This is a common sight in India across Metros, Mini metros, towns and villages. This picture was taken in greater kailash 2, popularly called GK2 in New Delhi.

Its an upmarket area where most of the city's who's who (and to an extent country's who's who live). It speaks lengths about how popular street vending is and how important door service is.

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Eco consciousness and Indian Towns

I had recently been to Anantapur, a town down south of Andhra Pradesh Province in India. The signage in Red talks about a store, which is called "The 69/- Store"... They sell T-shirts starting from Rs. 69/-, that would be about 1 Euro and about 1.25 $. I was amazed at the pricing when India is melting hot with inflation.

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Dussehra and Unity in Diversity

Dussehra, Dussara, Dussera... etc., is an Indian festival celebrated over 10 nights in the months of September-October. Since Hindus follow lunar calendar, dates may vary.

It is celebrated in different parts of India for different gods(though all of them are from Hindu Mythology)! What is interesting is that though they are celebrated for different reasons, all the cultures do endorse all reasons. What a unity in diversity!

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