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Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, India

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(April, 2012)

Tim and Uncle Narinder Singh posing with the newspaper picture and story taken earlier that day.  Tim is wearing the same shirt as in the picture and Uncle, being Sikh, has on his white turban. 


Here's the newspaper article with Gretchen's unfortunate yellow ink blobs.


Uncle took us to a couple of Hindi temples on a festival day when they were all serving free meals. Uncle is pretty good at finding free stuff.


Lunch at the temple is cooked in huge vats and everyone sits on the floor to eat together.


This little girl was terribly shy and not super excited about having her photo taken with foreigners. That's why she's got that going-to-the-dentist stare on her face.


Uncle presents Gretchen with a garland of marigolds.


Rainbow colored swan boats at Sukhna Lake.


Sukhna Lake is a man-made lake, designed by Le Corbusier.


On a hot day, common in Chandigarh, those shady paddle boats are a nice shady escape from the crowds.


The architect Le Corbusier designed the master plan for Chandigarh. It's the only Indian city I've seen that has wide streets laid out in a grid


Chandigarh, the capital city of Punjab and Haryana, is the only planned city in India. We loved the wide tree shaded avenues with actual bike paths! We even found a high-end bike shop, the first we've seen since Kolkata.


At the end of a long hot day of sightseeing, Uncle came through with a tiny bottle of water.



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