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Matka Jul 12th, 2016 20:11

Seen him? Fake Buddhist monk in Connaught Place
 
There's a very annoying Tibetan guy dressed up in maroon robes roaming Connaught Place (Delhi) for the last couple of years and pretending to be a stranded monk from Arunachal, going home from his monastery in Dehradun. His story is that he's been robbed and he needs money for his train ticket. It's the same old dance, dressed up in Buddhist robes. I'll try get a photo of him the next time I see him. His main target is other monks, so he doesn't normally approach regular tourists, but a scam's a scam.

The last time I saw him, he was actually sloshed and reeking of alcohol! So maybe he's getting sloppy or planning his retirement. After two years working the same area, either is possible.

Nick-H Jul 12th, 2016 21:29

He must know the monk talk to fool other monks. Is he a renegade monk? A monk turned bad?

ananda2193 Jul 12th, 2016 21:55

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I know him. Gave him some money and then followed him. Got a pic of him and what he bought with my money. Your right he's a con. I'm such a sucker for a hard luck story.:D;)

Matka Jul 12th, 2016 22:14

He's shaved since then. Imagine that guy bald headed.

Anyway, yeah, he's some kind of renegade monk or novice for sure. That, or he's got a great alternative career as an actor.I get that vibe from the way he talks to the monks he catches. Can't understand what they're saying, but I do get the words "Delhi police," "Dehradun," and "Arunachal."

Sama Jul 12th, 2016 23:00

also in the Big Apple
 
fake Buddhist monks are all over. especially New York City.

then again, a fake monk with the Naked Cowboy in Times Square, gotta love NYC! :D

OldandRambling Jul 13th, 2016 00:29

Fake Genie Alert !
 
The fake monk is worrying, if you can't trust a man who believes in all sort of non scientific nonsense, who can you trust?

Anyone seen this fake genie?

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL49.../412661297.jpg

Ed.

ananda2193 Jul 13th, 2016 00:50

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Last I heard he was masquerading as a fake butterfly.

Nick-H Jul 13th, 2016 01:01

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

nycank Jul 13th, 2016 08:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldandRambling (Post 1973928)
if you can't trust a man who believes in all sort of non scientific nonsense, who can you trust?

Or a woman ? :D


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