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Neoncarrot India travelog is a great way for us to amuse ourselves in the (short!) periods between the all important chai breaks that punctuate our travels and life in India. It contains articles, a journal, photo galleries, some hints and tips plus a glossary & some India statistics.
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 Galleries
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Thumbnail photo galleries & slide shows from our trips in India.
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 Articles
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Impressions of places, events & people within India's great diversity.
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 Journal
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Regular weblog, photo blog & a monthly diary / journal of daily life in India. more...

 
 Hints and Tips
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Things to bring, tips, scams & internet in India, plus a few useful facts. more...

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Recommended states and places, including accommodation and restaurants. more...

 
 About India
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Statistics & facts on the country, our travel map, a glossary of Indian terms etc. more...

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 Statistics & facts
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Facts on the country, quick reference, India election, tourism and Himachal stats & more
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 Links and Resources
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Useful links to India sites (news, info, travel, photography) & to personal travelogs.
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 India news
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A selection of India related news items on the web. more...

 
 Indian maps
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Travel and political map of India, HP and Kullu Valley maps. more...

 Journal: India blog
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A regular weblog (and occasional rant) on Manali, India, life, the universe & everything. more...

 
 Journal: India Diary
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A brief diary of backpacking life, love & chai consumption here on the subcontinent.
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A frequently updated photo diary of found images. more...

 
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A glossary of Indian terms, expressions & characters. more...

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Glossary
More new terms and acronyms added to the Indian glossary. more...

 Mar 08
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festival dates 2008
Indian public holidays, bank holidays & festival calendar.  more...

 Dec 07
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Diwali wallpaper
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 Nov 07

India stats update
Major update of economy & BPO, telecoms and general stats.  more...

 Feb 07
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festival dates 2007
Indian public holidays, bank holidays & festival calendar.  more...

 Oct 06
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India News picks
A selection of India related news items on the web.  more...

 Apr 06
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recommended
Added entry for Chindi (HP) & updated the entry for Kerala  more...

 Mar 06
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books and movies
New film reviews; fiction & non-fiction book recom-mendations  more...

 Feb 06
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telecom & IT stats
Data on India's telecom industry: mobiles, phone lines, internet.  more...

 Jan 06
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recommended
Recommended places in Goa and restructure of section more...

 Dec 05
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Images of children in North India, mostly in the Kullu Valley.  more...

 Nov 05
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books and movies
Some new additional book reviews; fiction and non-fiction  more...

 Sep 05
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 Weblog updates
 India blog 29 Sep 04
 Photo diary 24 Jan 09
 
 
 India Stats
 national country name: Bharat (Hindi)
 capital: New Delhi
 population: 1.06 billion
 area: 3,166,414 sq km (appr. equiv to Western Europe)
 population density: 310 persons per sq km
 urban: 26.8%
 rural: 73.2%
 GNI (GNP): USD 470 per capita per year
 highest point: 8598m (Kanchenjunga)
 languages: 22 official + 1600 minor languages and dialects (dec2003)
 national language: Hindi
 major languages: 40.2% Hindi; 8.3% Bengali; 7.9% Telugu (1991)
 number of states: 28 + 7 union territories
 money: Indian rupee
 time: GMT + 5,5 hours
 electricity: 240V, 50Hz
 government form: constitutional democracy
 government: Congress party led UPA coalition
 Prime Minister: Manmohan Singh
 President: Pratibha Patil
 religion: 80.5% Hindu, 13.4% Muslim, 2.3% Christian, 1.9% Sikh, 0.8% Buddhist, 0.4% Jain, 0.01% Zoroastrian, 1.3% other (2001)
 literacy rate: 64.8% (male 75.3; fem 53.7%) (2001)
 gender ratio: 933 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 child (0-6 yrs) gender ratio: 927 fem to 1000 male (2001)
 life expectancy: 61.5yr male; 62.7yr fem
 daily calories intake: 2,388 per capita
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