One-sentence impressions

I suppose this should have been my first post after returning from my trip up North, but I want to share my quick impressions of each of the cities we visited. Jaipur and Bhopal were my favorites, followed by Hyderabad, then Agra. Jaipur: Dusty! The Dusty North! Roadside barbers, paan, friendly people. Lots of history, …

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Mummies, Zombies, and Spirits: A review of 3 Indian museums

For those of you who don’t know, I’m kind of a museums girl. I always liked museums and I’ve begun to steer my Anthropology degree in the direction of Museum Studies. While I was travelling in North India, I visited a few museums in Hyderabad, Jaipur, and Bhopal and with my museums mindset, I’ve got …

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Indian heritage tourism: an (un)official guide

The standards of heritage tourism in India are fascinating. By heritage tourism, I mean cultural and/or historic sites, like monuments, museums, and the like. What I have found is that places such as these often are not well-preserved, do not have official tour guides, and allow free roam to visitors. I’ve heard people say that …

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