The Pick-Up Paradise (Article on Mcleod)

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#1 Jul 23rd, 2004, 02:17
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From the London Times Newpaper website today:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspap...186632,00.html

The pick-up paradise
Nick Meo
Backpackers travel to Dharmsala in search of enlightenment. What they find are Tibetans eager to date foreign girls
HUNDREDS OF TIBETANS and Westerners crowded on to the streets of Dharmsala, India, for a glimpse of the Dalai Lama, jostling for a position to make eye contact with His Holiness without falling into the stinking roadside gutters.

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Ooops. Sorry Alan.

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Goodness it took them a long time to catch onto that!! We noticed McCoud Ganj was a lonely hearts club years ago, still who can blame the lassies there are a lot of good looking lads up there, and they're pretty in tune with western fashion/thinking so why not!!
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So what up with them gurus? They like girls or what?
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Goodness it took them a long time to catch onto that!! We noticed McCoud Ganj was a lonely hearts club years ago, still who can blame the lassies there are a lot of good looking lads up there, and they're pretty in tune with western fashion/thinking so why not!!
Sure, years ago I was saying it was a total meat market and did anyone listen to me.....noooooooooo........
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Aww why don't I look like a buddhist monk from Tibet?!!
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MPop,

Well I am an Indian from Canada and I kind of disagree with the "Horn Dog" generalization.

Just because a bunch of guys from different parts of India come on too strong , does not imply that everyone is like that.

I can understand your point of view in general but then don't you think that the above characterization is just a bit too over-simplified?
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News flash men every where are a load of horn dogs mpop!! I feel that women are just a little more familiar with the mating ritual in their own countries, you know can I buy you a drink, goodness you look nice tonight, like to dance,
I've often wondered why women on the prowl are so offended when approached by the "wrong" guy??
After all it's not our fault we don't know what your all thinking when we approach!!
But for all these approaches the lassies might never find the right guy, well short of clubbing him and dragging him off home!!He He
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Registration is required to view the Times article. Too bad, because I would have liked to have read it.
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Dr Arnold Monkey PhD,

I would like to read the article too. Any chance of you posting in on IM?
I like McLeod . It is a cool place. I met some nice Tibetan people there. I can say some of them are real friends.

Meera, I have expericenced what you write about.
On the other hand, most times Iīm just passing through some place, so donīt get the chance to really get to know them and they me.
What never fails is guys trying to rub against you on buses. I wonīt start on the events that I had experienced.
Well, itīs all part of a great experience in India. Ahh, beautiful India .
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Sorry. I know, no posting.
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News flash men every where are a load of horn dogs mpop!!
Right on! The intention is the same all over, the only thing differing is the rituall... I dont think the Indians have less respect for western wimmen in gennerall, they just act acording to rituall and acording to what they can get away with I guess... Like most places... It all comes down to eating and fucking...
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i am trying to figure out how a woman can crack on to a monk......yes they have amazing energy but they are monks already!!!!
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indian men & "western" women

i think yes there is a culture clash but it is even more obvious when ppl from different "levels" of society/so-called classes meet... back home may be you deal with (educated) middle-class mainly... while in India, the nature of backpack travel is such that you get exposure to all levels of society, esp in rural areas.

i have mostly dealt with middle-class residents of metros, and i have not experienced any tension or difficulty in communicating with guys in my office, or our customers. so, i wouldn't attribute the much talked about problems of "female travelling alone" to men being indian only.
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Tch, Tch, Tch, Mcleod in the news for all the wrong reasons !!
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