Kapoors Year 8: Scotland/India/Bhutan travel blog

We Couldn't Visit India Without Making A Trip To Nagpur To Visit...

They Had Redecorated The House Since Our Last Visit - I Loved...

They Took Us To A Great Hole-In-The-Wall South Indian Restaurant For A...

All The Food Was Delicious, But The Uttapams Won Hands Down

One Evening We Went To A Handicraft Fair, Held In A Special...

I Was Fascinated With The Designs Painted On The Mud Brick Walls

I've Been All Over India, But Have Somehow Missed Seeing Buildings Like...

Apparently, This Is An Old-Fashioned Village Ride For Children, Decorated With Metal...

What A Delight To Come Across These Dancers Dressed In Traditional Clothing,...

There Was So Much To See In The Dozens Of Booths At...

I Liked The Embroidered Yoke On This Fabric, It's Intended To Be...

Later In The Evening We Were Summoned To The Performance Stages To...

The Dancing Was Very Entertaining, The Costumes Were Fascinating

And Then To My Surprise, Out Came The Dancers We Had Met...

It Was Finally Time To Head Home, I Did Buy Some Costume...

The Following Day, My Sister-In-Law Took Us To See A School Where...

A European Charity Donated Sufficient Funds For The School To Build Comfortable...

The School For Poor Village Children Also Takes In Some We Young...

We Arrived Just As The Students Were Lining Up For Their Afternoon...

They Are Expected To Wash Their Eating Utensils Before And After Their...

Here Are Some Of The Older Girls, You Can See The Uniforms...

The Younger Boys Horse Around While The Girls Have A Turn At...

This Young Boys Stands Back And Lets The Rowdier Boys In First

They Give The Dishes A Good Scrub With Soap And Water

What A Lovely Smile, The School Doesn't Get A Lot Of Visitors,...

At Last They Get Their Turn At The Large Pot Of Rice,...

After The Plates Are Filled The Students All Wait For Everyone To...


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KAPOORS ON THE ROAD

The last leg of our ‘tour of the family living rooms’ wound up in Nagpur where we enjoyed our stay with Anil’s sister Manju and her husband Kamal. It’s always great to visit Nagpur, now consider to be one of the most livable cities in India. It’s true that there is less pollution than in Delhi, and the traffic certainly seems to flow better than in grid-locked Patna. But it’s really the warmth of being with family that keeps us coming back again and again.

After touring around Europe, Rajasthan and Bhutan, we really just wanted to relax and spend one on one time with Manju and Kamal, but when we learned that there was an interesting handicraft trade show being held in Nagpur, we opted to pay a visit. It was extremely well done, taking place in a new venue that has been constructed to resemble a traditional village.

We learned that the buildings that look like adobe homes are lived in throughout the year, and that the residents accommodate the trade fair taking place in their ‘back yards’ on a regular basis. We discovered this the hard way when I entered one of the homes not realizing that it was a family’s personal space. Oops!

Before leaving Nagpur, we managed to squeeze in a visit to a school for poor village children, one that Manju regularly volunteers at. She is a retired English language teacher and goes to the school to offer advice and training to the teacher’s working there. It was a great experience and we decided to make a donation to support their on-going efforts. It’s great when you can support a worthwhile cause and know that all your funds go directly to the charity without any distractive costs being subtracted first.

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