Tag Archives: Jodhpur

blog 142: endgame

Rajah Takht Singh was not happy to see me in his durbar. “Oh” I said pointing to the windows. “I get it! The panels of square glass are colored. Stain glass! What an odd way to use glass! And oh! … Continue reading

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blog 141: the Naga and the Tengu

The demon howled with apoplexy. At that moment there was a roar. I turned around to see a giant snake erupt out of the shimmering lake. By the gods! There really was a Naga! The Naga snake arched in the … Continue reading

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blog 140: the tengu confronts us

We spun around. Out of the shadows of the immense cavern there appeared a fierce warrior holy man garbed in ancient ‘mirror armor’ and chain mail. Only his feet were naked for after all it would be hard to find … Continue reading

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blog 139: it is just a matter of time

At dawn Khan Son # 1 and I descended on the small temple built into the side of the towering hill on top of which stood the towering Mehrangarh Fort. The temple was not popular because Cheeria Nathji was an … Continue reading

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blog 138: only a fool would not be afraid

Everyone at my camp was upset. Father stared at the bloody poshteen jacket. “I don’t know if I can save it. Blood. We have had this jacket since the beginning! You have used it for all of your formal durbars! … Continue reading

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blog 137: the trophy of the hunt

Off we went! Bang! Horses to the Royal Preserve, a piece of primeval jungle that still looked the way all of India once looked before too many people chopped down too many trees and killed off too much wildlife and … Continue reading

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blog 136: a tiger she hunts, a tiger we hunt

I was up by 3:00 and did a prolonged meditation after first breakfast. Father laid my clothes out and shaved me. There was this odd vibration about the place. . I felt excited but jittery. My dreams had been jittery. … Continue reading

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