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Thursday, November 9, 2006

Photos from Jim in India



Jim sent these and the following e-mail to me yesterday and I thought I'd share them with you. He is in Delhi, India for two weeks as an exchange research fellow at a think tank there.

"Have attached a couple of photos. Heckuva good camera. No grand buildings or so forth, but I very much like the cow watching the cricket match.

Busily planning my weekend. As I told you, have been bushed, and USI is sort of out in the middle of nowhere, so haven't ventured out for sightseeing or shopping. Planning to spend the weekend tending to that. Not planning to go out to the Taj Mahal, which is too far for meaningful day trip. (Tours are available, but you spend about 11 hours on the road to get a couple of hours there.) There are other sights here in Delhi that look equally cool and were built in the same Mughal period. Have some shopping recommendations as well. Evidently clothing is dirt cheap, which explains why even the poor women are gorgeously dressed."

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