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Some Notes Noted Down While in the Skies

12th March 2330 HRS IST:In the Skies Now... Left Shanghai some five hours ago... Another one & half Hours to Reach Delhi. Took another flight from Beijing prior to taking this connecting flight from Shanghai... Sleepy People around me... Had the rarest opportunity of visiting and climbing on the Great Wall of China, historic man made structure, from the Juyongguang Pass, some 60 odd Kms from the capital city of Beijing... A memorable moment to cherish for this lifetime... Blessed is the Vernacular Teacher in my school days back home who named me THE GREAT WALL when i was in the 8th std taking my large physical build into consideration :-). Who would have known except the Almighty then that i shall have the opportunity to stand on this Great structure on earth sometime...
Ni Hao! (Hello How are you in Mandarin)... Our Chinese Guide Alice told us many interesting stories about the days of the construction of the Great Wall... How the Common Men were forced by the Emperors to go to t…

Royal Treat at Jaipur, Rajasthan

The Royal Rajasthani Capital City of Jaipur was a great place of visit for the last couple of days. The desire to explore this great Rajputana increased many folds while getting to have a little glimpse during this visit for a professional purpose.
The traditional & ethnic culture proudly put up in the 5 star resort property of Chokhi Dhani appealed greatly especially the village fair ground which got alive every evening with Rajasthani colours and flavours.
The glimpses of the older city streets, the forts on top of the Aravalli hillocks, the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace & Jantar Mantar took back to ancient history. The museum inside the city palace housing artillery, wardrobe etc of the Rajput rulers gave a great taste of the warrior clan that dwelt there.
Watching India win the Cricket World Cup sitting in the open lawn of Chokhi Dhani with Large TV Screen giving the flavours of watching it in a stadium, was amazing especially with a group of young enthusiastic fans, loads of …