Free Kasol Cafe - Indians barred?

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#1 Aug 17th, 2015, 20:26
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Does anyone know this place?
"So, some Israelis have set up a cafe called Free Kasaul in Kasaul, and deny Indians admission. Our friend was denied entry but her friend, who is white, could walk right in. "
Not to flame, but this is ridiculous if true.
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Is real ?
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Whom in their right mind would want to go to a café in India full of Iraelis anyways??
"Travel is fatal to prejudice,bigotry and narrow-mindedness" Mark Twain
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Israeli food is great. They do good vegetarian dishes. Does have a funny name for a restaurant, Freek Asol.
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Originally Posted by ananda2193 View Post Whom in their right mind would want to go to a café in India full of Iraelis anyways??

precisely .. and that’s why the report is likely to be true.

Years ago were similar reports about Israeli run dance parties in Goa.
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Discrimination is something Israelis know about. (Yes, I am aware that this statement can be interpreted in different ways.)
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The way this thread has been constructed; one would imagine the semi chabad house to be a major crowd puller! But yes India should stop trying to be original and compassionate and follow the popular world sentiments on this! Which rightly so borders on the bad!

http://www.scoopwhoop.com/inothernew...fuses-indians/ This is also trending in Facebook currently; though I know where the restaurant is in new Kasol ; did not bother much but this looks kind of newish development! The chabad or jew house is different to this! Now I think both should be shut!

Local people do not like Jews much as they haggle over 4 and 8 Anna's and do not buy in the end; as a group they are quite detestable!
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People, the owner of Free Kasol cafe is Indian per this latest news item

http://www.firstpost.com/india/no-en...s-2396414.html
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Hi
This type of things happens in other part of india too where large number of foreign tourist visit.In kovalam i came to know about few restaurant which give priority to foreigners.They avoid serving to Indians.During season even if tables are vacant they simply says that they are reserved.This january we were in colva,goa.We visited Garden restaurnt for dinner and simply refused by manager that all tables are full but as we had al ready entered the restaurant.When we pointed out to the vacant tables they simply said they are reserved.When we were returning we saw a white couple arrived and they directly take them to the vacant table without even asking about reservation.Its shocking that these type of things going in our own country.
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Not condoning this particular incident but feel that how someone wants to run their business is their prerogative isn't it? I experienced something similar in Jaisalmer. But I just took my rupees elsewhere and had a great trip...
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There is an old thread about this topic. Lots of great posts there. Let me see if I can dig it out.
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... will find many examples of Indian run places that refuse Indians .. one of the oldest and best known being a lodge in Triplicane.

Last year saw some young Indians lads refused a room near Gokarna .. even on a Tuesday with many rooms empty.
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Talking

Reminds me of a sign I saw at Nizams restaurant in CP, Delhi. Discrimination on any grounds should never be tolerated, no ifs, ands or buts.

This sort of thing isn't novel; have heard similar from Kovalam/ varkala in the past.
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This is not isolated to hotels, I guess. I have seen some "sadhus" who refuse to talk to Indians. On my first trip to Gomukh, 18 years ago, I came across a baba who just would not talk to us. As we sat around drinking tea from a nearby shack, a foreigner came along, and the baba was all gung ho with him about the meaning of life and all that crap. Not that I minded. I stay away from them anyway, but this was a long time ago.
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The Sadhu knew that you as a local wouldn't buy some of his stuff and wouldn't be so easily gulled into giving money? Conversely, I know quite a few Sadhus in Rishikesh/Varanasi who make it a point not to interact with foreigners for various reasons- (such as, products of a western materialistic culture can never understand their way of life, nor their lifestyle choices.)

The only time I have ever faced something remotely like this was in a Paharganj hotel. I had gone to meet a Spanish friend who was lodging there but was denied entry. It was their rule to not allow locals up into the rooms where foreigners were lodging. Needless to say, I fought and threatened to ring up the Press, senior lawyers etc..and got my way.
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