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Overnight to Jodhpur – Fi enters the Bull Ring

Whilst we are now in lockdown I thought it might be fun to revisit some old adventures. This one is from October 2013 (Jeez, have I been a blogger that long ?!). Reproduced here untouched though I might have worked on a photograph or two these days. Enjoy - I hope.) Not much happens quickly… Continue reading Overnight to Jodhpur – Fi enters the Bull Ring

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Working it’s Mehrangarh magic

One of the legacies of my enjoyment of the Rohail Hyatt years at Coke Studio is that I found that I enjoyed, amongst the range of fusions on offer, the Qawwali style of music and singing. So I’m pretty chuffed with myself when I now recognise it unprompted. Qawwali, Bollywood, brass and electric beats meld… Continue reading Working it’s Mehrangarh magic

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Another one of the world’s great buildings ….

We had arrived in Jodhpur sweaty and tired. A day’s refreshing and wandering some of the blue houses the previous evening had whetted our appetite for what was to prove an unforgettable day when the dawn broke. Little did we know that Mehrangarh Fort was not just another fort – not just another historical site,… Continue reading Another one of the world’s great buildings ….

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Overnight to Jodhpur – Fi enters the Bull Ring.

Not much happens quickly in India. You must get used to it and build in some extra time. Just as we were leaving New Delhi we discovered that our e-ticket for the overnight train to Jodhpur didn’t specify from which station we should leave. New Delhi has two stations, helpfully labelled Old and New, some… Continue reading Overnight to Jodhpur – Fi enters the Bull Ring.