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In the Land of Muhabbat Jyada Insaniyat Kam

July 9, 2013

Last month, I made a trip to India. It was an amazing experience. The 11-day-tour, from June 19 to June 29, was a tale of three cities: Kolkata, Delhi and Darjeeling. Unlike the title, I found India a success story built on love, wisdom and deep faith in traditional values. Here are some of the snaps:

Bibadibag, Kolkata

Old Raj buildings are the main features of Bibadibag, Kolkata.

Old Raj buildings are the main features of Bibadibag, Kolkata.

Old Raj buildings are the main features of Bibadibag, Kolkata.

Old Raj buildings are the main features of Bibadibag, Kolkata.

Old Raj buildings are the main features of Bibadibag, Kolkata.

Old Raj buildings are the main features of Bibadibag, Kolkata.

Standard Chartered Building

Standard Chartered Bank Building

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata

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ThakurBari,Jorashako, Kolkata

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Tagore's Car

Tagore’s Car

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Tagore's Car

Missionaries of Charity,Kolkata

Tomb of Mother Teresa

Tomb of Mother Teresa

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South Park Street Cemetery,Kolkata

In front of the obelisk of Sir William Jones, founder of Asiatic Society

In front of the obelisk of Sir William Jones who first found a link between Indian and European languages. He also co-founded Asiatic Society of Bengal

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Red Fort, Delhi

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Lahori Gate

Lahori Gate

Dewan-i-Aam

Diwan-i-Aam: here Shahjahan met his citizens

Diwan-i-Aam: here Shahjahan used to meet his citizens

Rang Mahal

Rang Mahal

Rang Mahal

Rang Mahal

A hand-written copy of Ferdousi's Shahanama

A hand-written copy of Ferdousi’s Shahanama (Inside Mumtaz Mahal)

Belongings of Bahadaur Shah Jafar

Belongings of Bahadaur Shah Jafar (Inside Mumtaz Mahal)

Baoli (Step well), Mughals built this type of wells all across India to store water and to provide relief from extreme summer heat.

Baoli (Step well), Mughals built this type of wells all across India to store water and to provide relief from extreme summer heat.

Sena Smarak , a prison inside Red Fort  turned into memorial center, where former Indian National Army (INA) officers Shah Nawaz Khan, P.K. Sehgal  and G. S. Dhillon were imprisoned by the British.

Sena Smarak , a prison inside Red Fort turned into memorial center, where former Indian National Army officers Shah Nawaz Khan, P.K. Sehgal and G. S. Dhillon were imprisoned by the British.

At Sena Smarak  museum, I see this  picture of  former INA General Shah Nawaj Khan, grandfather of Superstar Shahrukh Khan.

At Sena Smarak museum, I find this picture of former INA General Shah Nawaz Khan, grandfather of Superstar Shahrukh Khan.

Jama Moque,Delhi

Jama Mosque

Jama Mosque

Janapath, Delhi

India Gate

India Gate

Indian Parliament

Indian Parliament

President Palace at Raisina Hill

President Palace at Raisina Hill

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Ruins of a Madrassa

Ruins of a Madrassa

Tomb of slave-king Sultan Iltutmish

Tomb of slave-king Sultan Iltutmish

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar

Jantar Mantar,Delhi

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Darjeeling

Gurkha War Memorial at Batasia Loop

Gurkha War Memorial at Batasia Loop

A Buddhist monastery at Batasia Loop

A Buddhist monastery at Batasia Loop

Chowrasta

Chowrasta

Take this breathtaking snap while I am on my way back to Shiligudi

Take this breathtaking snap while I am on my way back to Shiligudi

Take this breathtaking snap while I am on my way back to Shiligudi

Take this breathtaking snap while I am on my way back to Shiligudi

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