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Southern Asia
In India, summer is synonymous with delectable, juicy, fleshy mangoes. At 45 degrees C and still soaring, this lady hurried off her two-wheeler at the sight of a mango-peddlar. As I approached the man for my afternoon quota of kesar mangoes I...
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Opposite Gokuldham Society, Gondal Road, Rajkot, Gujarat 360004, Chobari, Gujarat 363520, India
Fondly called the Kabootar Khana or, literally, the hall of pigeons, this was the summer pavilion of kings of Champaner, in Gujarat. Cool breezes blow through the pillars on summer mid-morns. The path that once bridged the nearby lake with the...
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Gujarat, India
The doorways of a 15th century stepwell gives shade to the thirsty birds. Adalaj Vav, a few kilometres away from Ahmedabad is intricately carved and about five stories deep. Legends say, that the queen of Vaghela dynasty who initiated the...
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Gujarat, India
On a shallow wetland near the heritage sites of Champaner, painted storks and pond herons fearlessly tread. After miles and miles of brown, dusty terrain, the birds in the water were a sight for tired eyes. I don't know why I found them, they are...