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View Poll Results: Just what is it that takes us back, again and again?
I still have a lot of travelling to do in India 18 35.29%
I have a partner there 1 1.96%
I feel "at home" when there 21 41.18%
The Ashrams 0 0%
The Freedom 3 5.88%
I work there 1 1.96%
Other.....please explain 7 13.73%
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#1 Sep 24th, 2005, 13:35
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Just what is it that takes us back, again and again? Are you one of those fortunate few who know what the magnetism of India is for you personally? or are you one of those who still can't quite put your finger on it but even so, find the pull of the magnet so strong that it's beyond comphrension?

1. I still have a lot of travelling to do in India
2. I have a partner there
3. I feel "at home" when there
4. The Ashrams
5. The Freedom
6. I work there
7. Other.....please explain
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I feel "at home" when there...

Its been 21 years now that I have been living in Austria....have really travelled alot...but nutting like being in India......I have started working on the international front, just to enable me to come more often to India...Its the warm feeling, and the smile on the faces....and and and
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Originally Posted by shanthi Just what is it that takes us back, again and again? Are you one of those fortunate few who know what the magnetism of India is for you personally? or are you one of those who still can't quite put your finger on it but even so, find the pull of the magnet so strong that it's beyond comphrension?

1. I still have a lot of travelling to do in India
2. I have a partner there
3. I feel "at home" when there
4. The Ashrams
5. The Freedom
6. I work there
7. Other.....please explain
It's the constant triggering of the senses that does not come as easily in the western world where everything is fairly routine and predictable. These
sensory experiences tend to blow the rust out of our cerebral pipes! We simply return when its time for a booster.
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The freedom. Months ,if i am lucky,of being able to go from town to town sampling the best.It apears that around every corner there is something different to excite the senses .Freindly peaple,tastes to titilate, smells to wonder at ( sometimes) Life all around you .Sometimes good ,sometimes bad
. .Buildings to make you wonder ,How the bl**dy hell did they build that!!! To make you wonder how a human being can spend a lifetime on a building/sculpting project .Met this old man last time ,"you seem to be having a great time "said he",Maybe it's time to give something back" Hmmm
#5 Oct 10th, 2005, 14:18
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I still have a lot of travelling to do in India
I have a (business) partner there
I feel "at home" when there
The Freedom
I work there
I have a home there

and more than anything, the Indian people are superb!
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I do just feel at home there. God knows why because I'm so obviously not, no matter how hard I try with the Hindi

But I'd be more than happy to fit into all of these categories! (Except maybe the Ashrams.. I think I would get bored)
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Thumbs up

To put it rather crudely, but in the nicest possible way - India and its people gets in your gut and NEVER goes away.
Happiness is for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched and those who have tried. For only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives. (Anon.)
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Originally Posted by shanthi 3. I feel "at home" when there
India's a nuthouse - so I fit right in!

I don't know why, but I often feel at home in places that have a small element of craziness - eg Cairo or New York City (well actually that was home for 12 years). India is just like those cities to me - it's a busy, bustling place where you have to learn to chill out and go with the local flow if you want to enjoy being there. Can't wait to get back there.

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