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#46 Nov 14th, 2017, 16:15
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I hate playing the age card. I've known some really stupid old people (were probably always stupid) and it is a nonsense to respect them for age. Equally, respecting me just because of the number "65" is daft.

On the other hand, it it occasionally necessary to mention to youngsters that one has been on the planet a lot longer than they have. Not that thet always makes us right.

I think james only mentioned age to point out that he has been doing what he does for a long time, and is also retired.
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#47 Nov 14th, 2017, 22:11
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Last post...sorry couldnt help it.
Old age card...I thought I wasnt in my doddering years.

Sincerely now that I re-read what I thought was bit of flaming, I do see your points, thanks. I thought I was just posting about a woman who was thinking of volunteering and wanted to wish her the best. I see I said too much.

Typo: still wondering about brother parta ?? Yep. itsa typo..should be brother Partha.

btw...how to stay is sorted...more or less legal..the magic of India. A few phone calls and a lucky connection there, either religious visa or volunteer for the first year or two and then I won't need it..not illegal, I just know a few people. It is possible for some people to "just stay"...with a caveat. I've met 2 in Ladakh that did. I'm not planning on leaving anyway so moot point.

Working again with disabled and handicapped ,and developing an alternative tech center in a village near Colkata..I'm welcomed with open arms in India..no questions..and I try to return the respect as given.

My advice to the original post I responded to is still the same. Go. Not all volunteer situations are a scam there, and my experiences in India and Ladakh have been overwhelmingly positive.

Live like an Indian, they are a great people, keep a sensible head on your shoulders you should be fine.
#48 Nov 14th, 2017, 22:25
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Originally Posted by james dana View Post Last post...sorry couldnt help it.
Wish you wouldn't leave us: not every friendship gets off to a good start!

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Sincerely now that I re-read what I thought was bit of flaming, I do see your points, thanks. I thought I was just posting about a woman who was thinking of volunteering and wanted to wish her the best. I see I said too much.
Perhaps you jumped a few posts, and missed the preceding conversation.

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btw...how to stay is sorted...more or less legal..the magic of India. A few phone calls and a lucky connection there, either religious visa or volunteer for the first year or two and then I won't need it..not illegal, I just know a few people. It is possible for some people to "just stay"...with a caveat. I've met 2 in Ladakh that did. I'm not planning on leaving anyway so moot point.
Good. If you can do it legal, no problems. You did give the impression of doing it by fading into the background.
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Well i can do it legal, sort of. Not according to the law as is read say on visa sites, or other. But more or less and that works.

As for fading...well I have seen or know of it done. Always a risk but I would say less so than Thailand for example. I live in far southern New Mexico many years...and here there are living possibly up to 10% illegal for years and years. Owning houses, working, paying taxes. It can be done here as state law forbids any agent, school, government entity, police...anyone from asking the status of a persons immigration. This is just for example. Sure one runs the risk of ending up in jail and deported. My parents came here under the same fear, from Spain and Germany. Things worked out...local people HELPED them.

Freaks out many visitors from Arizona..they just don't understand us.



Thanks for the kind words...for a moment I thought the posting police were after me.
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The 2000 rupees question
Where is the OP?
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Originally Posted by james dana View Post Well i can do it legal, sort of. Not according to the law as is read say on visa sites, or other. But more or less and that works.

As for fading...well I have seen or know of it done. Always a risk but I would say less so than Thailand for example. I live in far southern New Mexico many years...and here there are living possibly up to 10% illegal for years and years. Owning houses, working, paying taxes. It can be done here as state law forbids any agent, school, government entity, police...anyone from asking the status of a persons immigration. This is just for example. Sure one runs the risk of ending up in jail and deported. My parents came here under the same fear, from Spain and Germany. Things worked out...local people HELPED them.

Freaks out many visitors from Arizona..they just don't understand us.



Thanks for the kind words...for a moment I thought the posting police were after me.
Glad you deceided to stick around I wish you all the best. You will find that the written law, in India, can be twisted to suit the authorities.

A few years ago, I posted about someone exposing themselves to a girls school. from or next to a plot I own. The police threatened to charge me for aiding and abetting unless I kept my plot clean.

Of course the charge won't stick, but the damage to reputation and all the hassle of a court case is unthinkable.

So whatever you decide , be careful.
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#52 Nov 16th, 2017, 02:13
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Some sort of comment including the words the plot thickens should probably be made. Or... not.


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