Polo Players Edition

FEB 2013

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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Welcome to Manipur, one of a cluster of six adjoining states with an area of some 8,800 square miles, and which shares its eastern border with Myanmar (formerly Burma). Encircled by nine blue-green mountain ranges from which rivers cascade into the broad valley at its center, it is a landscape of forest and lake, rice paddies, pasture and wetlands. In a large measure, its people are descended from the peoples of southern Polo's birthplace a bridge between India and Asia China and Southeast Asia. BY CHRIS ASHTON Here live more than 30 PHOTOS BY ROSLYN SHARP communities with distinct racial, cultural, linguistic and religious roots, yet each live in harmony with one another. With a population of 2.3 million—the third smallest of India's 25 states—Manipur is a cultural bridge between central India and East Asia. Annually hosting a swag of Lake Koktak, the largest lake in Northeast India, illustrates the region's beauty. festivals, it celebrates its disparate cultures in DESTINATION: INDIA 44 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N

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