Perceived Anti-Muslim Sentiment in India

During my week in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, I was pretty surprised by the explicit anti-Muslim sentiment that I encountered.  I’m just going to list some observations I made and statements I heard (denoted with quotes although they may not be direct quotes given that they’re written from memory): “Don’t take a tuk tuk, they’re … More Perceived Anti-Muslim Sentiment in India

New Delhi

Before visiting New Delhi, people try to describe the chaotic, populous city, but one cannot grasp New Delhi until they’ve actually visited.  It’s a unique, extremely busy city divided between the Old Delhi where people live in extreme poverty and the New Delhi with elegant buildings and shops.  The city lacks any skyscraper buildings and … More New Delhi

Jaipur-The Pink City

Jaipur is part of the tourist “golden triangle” which also includes New Delhi and Agra.  All the buildings in the inner, old city are terracotta pink hence the nickname The Pink City.  In fact, a law passed in 1877 and still in existence today makes it illegal for buildings within the old city to be … More Jaipur-The Pink City