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Mini-tours of India 5

Today’s tour takes us from Bundi to Bijapur (staying at the Castle Bijaipur), via the temple of Menal:

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Mini-tours of India 4

Bundi is a town in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan state. It is of particular architectural note for its ornate forts, palaces, and stepwell reservoirs known as baoris:

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Mini-tours of India 3

Ranthambhore National Park is home to 73 Bengal tigers, and is a popular place in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat, but on our visit they all stayed well away from our route. Fortunately there is … Continue reading

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Mini-tours of India 2

The small city (by Indian standards) of Karauli lies to the South-East of Agra in the state of Rajasthan.  The city contains a royal palace, parts dating back to the 14th Century, which despite not getting a mention in Wikipedia, … Continue reading

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Mini-tours of India – 1

Following a 17 day tour of the Rajasthan region of India, the next few days will feature selected photographs of the places visited on route, starting with the city  of Agra, the Agra Fort, and the Taj Mahal:

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Sydney Opera House: the designs that didn’t make it

From the Guardian: In 1956, the New South Wales premier Joseph Cahill announced a competition – open to anyone – to design a national opera house at Bennelong Point in Sydney. There were more than 200 entries and the eventual … Continue reading

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Another (very slow) way of computing pi

The previous post included 100 Python code one-liners for calculating pi that recalculates in a fraction of a second.  The video below shows an alternative approach that is a little slower: How much slower?  If you had a computer that would … Continue reading

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