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Nov 17, 2017 - En route to Trivandrum

Don't know when I'll get wifi again, so wanted to say we are flying to Trivandrum in Kerala State in a few hours and the 'magic pills' seem to be working their magic. So hoping Brian can get there without incident. We are thinking maybe he's having a reaction to the Malarone, malaria pills, which we have never used before. So he'll stop them now and take his chances. He was able to eat a bit of papaya and yogurt and is resting until we head out. It's supposed to be 31 degrees there so it will hit us hard, coming from 19 degrees here in...

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Nov 16, 2017 - Kriya Initiation and Ceremony

After the Presidential experience Jud and I returned to the hotel where Brian was still sick, and not wanting to think about food. So we left him with cold cloths to his head, water, and love. As only Indian experiences can develop, it took us until 7 pm to find a place to eat as Jud wanted some action! Neither of us had eaten since early breakfast, and you don't want a Wastenage to be hungry if you know us or have followed my previous journal entries. Three rickshaws, several restaurants, a dive bar (where he was happy to have a beer,...

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Nov 15, 2017 - The President of India

Brian is down and out for the count with Delhi belly - fever, diarrhea, chills. And has wisely spent the day in bed with eurythromycin, water, and some pill Jud gave him to sleep. He had some yogurt and papaya for breakfast so that might help a bit. Jud was a true Khashatria warrior and stuck with me the whole day, coming to the ashram, checking out the grounds and garden, attempting a five minute meditation in the Dhyanna Mandir, checking out the bookstore, and engaging with other friendly devotees. We checked back on Brian at noon, but...

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Jun 9, 2009 - High Court of Jharkhand at Ranchi

Route: Cuttack - Baleshwar - Baripada - Jamshedpur - Ranchi Distance covered: 365 Kms. + 130 Kms. = 495 Kms. Place of Stay on 08.06.2009: Nirnimesh's Mausi's House The day started early and by 9.30 a.m. we were on raod on the way to Ranchi. This was a straight drive which took about 3 hours and by 12.00 p.m. we were before the High Court. As everywhere else, the photography was strictly prohibited and so we went to the Registrar (Vigilance) for seeking permission. However, the Registrar became suspicious of our motive and thought we are...

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Mar 30, 2008 - Ranchi

Just made this entry for the map to show that we landed here on route to Patna from Delhi. So happy that there was no fog because in January our nephew Chetan had to travel from Ranchi to Patna by bus because the visibility was so poor the place could not land in Patna. He travelled through the night and arrived absolutely exhausted.

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Feb 4, 2007 - Not the best week

Hello, I hope that you are all well and have had a much better week than we have! I was in Agra when I last emailed and from there we set off to Bodhgaya, a small town but the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world. It is there that Buddha was enlightened under a Bondhi tree 26 centuries ago. The travel agent in Agra told us that we would not be able to get a direct train on the day we wanted to travel but not to worry as we could change at Varanasi. He promised us that there would be hourly busses to Bodhgaya. Now I was a...

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Oct 1, 2004 - Blinded by Nature

During the first 90 minutes, sweat leapt from every pore and marinated everything from my sizzling scalp to my trusty sandals. The next 90 minutes saw nature do its best to put me, and my increasing stench, through the 'spin cycle' - this included thick fog, heavy rain and gale force winds. So, why was I smiling through this entire journey up Parasnath Hill (1450m), in the remote and seemingly unvisited state of Jharkhand? Besides being enthralled by the view (even after the fog set in - see the Parasnath temple photo) and the sounds of...

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