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The poetry of Agra, India

Taj Mahal, colors, people and monkeys mark NewsOK’s Lindsay Houts’ first days in India, where she is on a monthlong Rotary International trip.

BY LINDSAY HOUTS NewsOK editor Published: February 3, 2013

Hello from Punjab! It’s funny how quickly a six-hour drive can become an 11-hour drive in India. Exhausted but happy, we officially entered District 3090 last night. We were greeted by an incredibly warm group of Rotarians who draped us in marigolds at … a tractor dealership? Yes, a tractor dealership. Lined up panel-style, we all introduced ourselves, ate cake and laughed when they called us “Okies.”

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Editor’s note

Lindsay Houts, one of NewsOK’s editors, has traveled to India for a month as part of Rotary Club International’s Global Study Exchange, a 48-year-old international cultural and vocational exchange program for young professionals.

•She’s chronicling her “Incredible India” journey online at, and The Oklahoman will run some of her blog posts in print as she tours the country, meets with people who live there and gives presentations.

•Follow her travels online, and follow Houts on Twitter @alamokie for updates. Here she writes about getting to Agra, India, where the Taj Mahal is located.


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