Crime News -> Stranded in Imphal

#1 Aug 8th, 2016, 11:30
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http://www.nagalandpost.com/ChannelN...EwMDExMg%3D%3D

I learmed this 'terrorism' news 20 minutes ago, when getting a bus trip quote from a local travel agency. Land transport out of the capital is a no-go. Everyone, not just tourists, is stuck in Imphal indefinitely. Only way out is by air. I can fly today to Guwahati for 5400. If I wait two days 3400. Ugh.

This means price of food and accommdation will rise, according to the travel agent.

Last year when something similar happaned the block lasted three months, according to the operator of this cyber cafe.


Maybe someone is 'pulling my leg'?
Lads at cyber cafe said there is no problem getting a share taxi at Jili Parking to Silchar in Southern Assam (enroute to Shillong by the backway). Another thing that doesn't add up is that I took a share taxi from Kohima (driven by a very stoic Naga, perhaps one of the few who haven't become Baptsists and therefore works on Sundays). The kidnapping and theft happened the day before no? Something doesn't add up: official news versus reality. I will just go see. When I was in Kohima the staff at the hotel told me 'no one is working Sunday. You won't be able to get a ride.' That turned out to be completely false. I got a ride within three minutes once I dragged my totally unsuitable wheeled carry-on lugagge to the shared taxi stand.

Maybe people are cautious and over-reacting. Like when I lived in Phnom Penh during the remnants of the Khmer Rouge insurgency (1994, UNTAC troops) and middle class families locked themselves into their shophouses at sunset. Sure, there was military actions between the Maoists and the central government, or between various factions (e.g. the Buddhist Army vs. CPP). Life went on regardless. I remember going out for a ban mee Vietnamese sandwich during a firefight.

Hmm, more info - the road to Silchar (about half way to Shillong - of course that dosn't mean it takes half the time!) can take 12-14 hours!!!

Looks like I will blow my budget and fly to Guwahti jjust to get out of this delaying inconvenience. But that's all it is. It's not like there is an earthquake and rioting in the streets.
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#2 Aug 8th, 2016, 12:24
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The Nagaland road block was very real, my manipuri friend had to fly back home from delhi carrying daily groceries and vegetables , even that was in short supply and prices sky rocketed due to black marketing. Also , grave situation for hospitals as oxygen cylinders were in short supply.
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If life gives you lemons...

... make lemonade.

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Originally Posted by sindabad View Post The Nagaland road block was very real, my manipuri friend had to fly back home from delhi carrying daily groceries and vegetables , even that was in short supply and prices sky rocketed due to black marketing. Also , grave situation for hospitals as oxygen cylinders were in short supply.
Hmm, how to profit from this situation? Too bad I didn't bring dried fruit and nuts to sell. I did similar in Havana - it was great fun (though in my case, being a lousy businessman, not profitible). Maybe I should sell one of my kidneys.
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"If life gives you lemons...
... make lemonade."


Well Peter your lemonade is gonna suck unless life gives you sugar and water as well.
Lord, Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill because they pissed me off.
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@peter .. the buy 1 get1 free scheme works well in India, try it if you could afford it

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