A beautiful garden tomb, Emperor Humayan’s
wife commissioned this structure after he died

in 1556.   The use of water flowing throughout
the grounds was revolutionary.  The architecture
used here was influential on the Taj Mahal.
Lotus Temple in New Delhi is a Baha’i Temple.
Beautiful architecture on the outside.  The inside
is completely unadorned and completely silent.

Wild parakeets were abundant in New Delhi.  A
lovely ornament to set off the sandstone carving.
Keeping posterity dust free.

Qtub Minar is the tallest stone tower
in India, a 240 ft. tower of victory.
  Built in 1193 by a Muslim leader to
 make a statement of religious power
following his conquest over the Hindus.
It was built with materials obtained
from 27 destroyed Hindu temples.  
Can you imagine climbing up
such a grand staircase hundreds
of years ago?   

Indian women have such beautiful colors in their
sari scarves.  Even this woman cleaning the floor
is proudly color coordinated. 
Inside the Red Fort, where the
Emperors of India lived for over
200 years.  An iconic symbol of
India, people gather here on Indian
Independence Day, August 15th,
to raise a patriotic flag while the
Prime Minister gives a speech.
The gender gap in India reveals a
strong preference for boys over
girls.  For every 1,000 boys, there
are only 917 girls.  Boys are preferred
because of the enormous expense of
arranged marriages (dowries are
technically illegal, but still culturally
popular).  India now prevents doctors
from telling parents the sex of their
unborn children because the government
fears parents would abort girls.
In Western countries, women live
about six years longer than men.
This is not true in India.  Evidence
shows that girls are given less food
and less health care than boys.  Girls
are given less medical attention, and
are often taken to the hospital very
late in an emergency.