INDIA: American Taj

With a press of a button, the wife of the U.S. ambassador started the fountains going, and one by one, led by Prime Minister Nehru and his daughter Indira, the distinguished guests made their way by the dancing water. They mounted the great marble steps, crossed the terrace paved with smooth white pebbles from the banks of the Ganges, passed beyond a series of slender golden columns, and disappeared behind the great golden-studded white screen. Then came the inspection of the air-conditioned offices with their doors of teak, the elaborate servants' quarters, the great aluminum shade through which the...

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