A few kilometers ahead of the Pass you will see the Baba ka Mandir, a venerated shrine of Major Harbhajan Singh. Singh was a soldier who in 1962 drowned in a glacier during the Indo-Chinese war. As per the army legend, Major Singh popularly known as Baba to the faujis, appeared in a fellow soldier’s dream and asked him to build a Samadhi in his name after his death. And right up to this day the army continues to send his personal belongings home every year to drop Baba home during the vacations. (A soldier from the army carries a picture of Major Singh and visits Singh’s native village of Kapurthala)
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A Fusion of Two Very Different Worlds
Lying at the mouth of the Yangtze river in China is one of the largest cities in the world, Shanghai – population 20 million, where the old world has blended well with the new, and briefcase toting businessmen share the road equally with vegetable baskets carried by old ladies. This is the Middle Kingdom, today a conglomeration of American commerce, European vogue and Chinese traditional cultures.
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