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In the Jallianwala Bagh. 13 framed bullet holes on the walls are said to date back to the Amritsar Massacre of 1919.
Ablutions in the Amrit Sarover, ‘the pool of nectar’, at the Golden Temple, Amritsar.
With two guardians of the temple. Their robes and spears symbolise the dual nature of the Sikhs: service and defence. In the background the Harimandir (Hari is God, Mandir is temple) has 1100lb (500 kg) of gold on its walls.
There is such a thing as a free lunch. At the Golden Temple refectory with my new friend, Onkar Singh.
Lekhani village, with our campsite in left foreground and a magnificent view north to Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ridge.
Villager with a bamboo and rattan cone-shaped basket called a doko. They carry everything in them, and loads exceed 75 lb (35 kg).
Himalaya - Day 47Before it all went wrong. Adrian Griffith talks to the galla, the recruiting officer, prior to addressing the village in fluent Nepali. In a concession to the glare of the mountain sun, I’ve been persuaded to wear a slightly silly hat.
The fan club watches. There’s little more prestigious for country girls than a marriage to a Ghurkha.
Some of the 251 would-be Gurkhas start stretching the sinews. Only 44 will get to the next stage of testing.
Macchapuchare, ‘Fish-Tail Mountain’, is looking in much better shape than I am as Wongchu (who has twice climbed Everest) hangs patiently behind me.
The view that makes it all worthwhile. The Annapurna Sanctuary, a 360-degree panorama with nine summits reaching 23,000 feet (7000 m).
The worst night of the entire journey was spent here at Macchapuchare Base Camp.
A mug of garlic soup as the afternoon mist comes down over Macchapuchare, the sacred mountain which has never been climbed.
Slices of life in Durbar Square, Patan. Kunder Dixit, urbane, resourceful editor of the Nepali Times.
A man does puja, a ritual offering to the gods at Krishna Mandir.
Architectural riches, almost unparalleled in the Himalaya. Hindu temples side by side with pagodas (which the Newars introduced to China).
With Dasho Benji, wearing traditional kho, on the lookout for elusive black-necked cranes.
Successful sighting. Rare black-necked cranes on the wing.
Evidence of the cult of Drupka Kunley, the ‘divine madman’, on a house in Gantey village. Painted penises are believed to ward off evil spirits.
Workmen take a teabreak at the Gantey gompa (monastery), which is being refitted. Quite slowly.
A very few of the estimated 700,000 bicycle rickshaws in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital. Individually decorated in bright, bold patterns, they can often move faster than the city’s grid-locked motor traffic.
In downtown Dhaka it’s quicker to deliver by hand, or shoulder, or head.
Farewell to the hyperactive Dhaka waterfront. Sand carriers above, riverbank laundry below.
With Grameen Phone’s Naila Chowdhury, we pick our way through the fields to see how a single mobile phone can change lives in the poorest of villages.