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Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 9th, 2018, 02:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By iamgorman
I'm not advocating political ignorance, but...

I'm not advocating political ignorance, but rather a respite from an increasingly politically charged world.
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 8th, 2018, 18:54
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By iamgorman
Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately, as is the case...

Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately, as is the case with most social injustices, the dominant group will dismiss accusations or excuse the behavior and claim to be just.
There have been recent...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 6th, 2018, 22:39
Replies: 254
Views: 10,863
Posted By iamgorman
Outside the Dargah Sharif, men walk up and down...

Outside the Dargah Sharif, men walk up and down the street with giant fans. When they swing them there is a loud woosh and a quite remarkable breeze.
Do these have some history in India? Are they...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 5th, 2018, 22:21
Replies: 254
Views: 10,863
Posted By iamgorman
We should have a separate thread for showcasing...

We should have a separate thread for showcasing our luggage! I'm sure there are some relics out there.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 3rd, 2018, 15:51
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By iamgorman
Relax. I'm not oblivious to corruption and I'm...

Relax. I'm not oblivious to corruption and I'm not advocating s campaign. Simply found it interesting that digital payment was used.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 3rd, 2018, 12:41
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By iamgorman
True. It seems pretty obvious, and the locals are...

True. It seems pretty obvious, and the locals are aware of it and not shy about discussing it. This means that he is soon to get caught, or he is not the least concerned with getting caught.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 2nd, 2018, 18:47
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By iamgorman
High-tech bribes.

India is officially high tech.

I was sitting at a chai stall on a road leading to the Taj Mahal. There is a small access road going into the gallis nearby. The policeman at the checkpoint nearby...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 2nd, 2018, 18:38
Replies: 254
Views: 10,863
Posted By iamgorman
I must be doing alright as a tourist. Many of...

I must be doing alright as a tourist. Many of these things are quite common sights for me.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 1st, 2018, 20:16
Replies: 254
Views: 10,863
Posted By iamgorman
People selling maps to tourists. I feel so sorry...

People selling maps to tourists. I feel so sorry for the few remaining vendors.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 1st, 2018, 14:22
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By iamgorman
I meant to highlight the things in India which...

I meant to highlight the things in India which ought to have disappeared. Their continued presence defies reason.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 1st, 2018, 14:20
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By iamgorman
How is public defecation still a thing? I...

How is public defecation still a thing?

I understand some people live in rural areas, but I see people squatting 10 yards from a public toilets.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 1st, 2018, 14:19
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By iamgorman
Haha. Best way to lose 5-15 lbs before heading...

Haha. Best way to lose 5-15 lbs before heading home.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 1st, 2018, 12:56
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By iamgorman
Question How is this still a thing?

How are water vendors still a thing?

(The ones selling supposedly filtered water for one rupee a glass)
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 1st, 2018, 12:01
Replies: 254
Views: 10,863
Posted By iamgorman
I stayed at a villa in Shantiniketan. There were...

I stayed at a villa in Shantiniketan. There were many banana trees that had very small narrow bananas with large seeds inside.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Jul 31st, 2018, 22:29
Replies: 254
Views: 10,863
Posted By iamgorman
Interesting to read about the kalaiwala, and...

Interesting to read about the kalaiwala, and great photos.

What is the life expectancy of chai stalls and tailors in India?
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Jul 31st, 2018, 22:27
Replies: 254
Views: 10,863
Posted By iamgorman
Thunderbox? I'm not familiar with this term,...

Thunderbox? I'm not familiar with this term, Google says a "primitive, portable loo". Is that right?
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Jul 31st, 2018, 18:20
Replies: 254
Views: 10,863
Posted By iamgorman
A list of things in India which are disappearing:

1. Internet cafes: mobile data is cheap and often faster than speeds at cafes.

2. Hand painted signs: Sigh! Vinyl printed signs are quickly replacing the artistic and often whimsical hand painted...
Forum: Gujarat Jul 29th, 2018, 23:31
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By iamgorman
Start poring over Instagram and Google photos...

Start poring over Instagram and Google photos geotagged at the shipyards. It wouldn't be hard to make contact with some yard workers.
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jul 29th, 2018, 17:17
Replies: 33
Views: 1,439
Posted By iamgorman
I see this all the time. I can usually get 2...

I see this all the time. I can usually get 2 rupees higher than the market price for USD. The shops will negotiate, and never take a copy of the passport as required. They aren't trying to pass off...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jul 29th, 2018, 17:09
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By iamgorman
Book a train with Amazon Account.

I'm not sure if it's been mentioned before, but I just booked a train ticket on Yatra and they allow you to check out with your credit card linked to your Amazon account.

They will also allow use...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jul 29th, 2018, 00:27
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By iamgorman
Ultimately, if there is reasonable suspicion,...

Ultimately, if there is reasonable suspicion, they should alert the authorities.
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jul 29th, 2018, 00:24
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By iamgorman
I'm not suggesting that all terrorists look a...

I'm not suggesting that all terrorists look a certain way, but if you are harassing tourists you are wrong, regardless of which country the tourist is from and which country he or she is visiting.
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jul 29th, 2018, 00:21
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By iamgorman
This is the sort of baseless paranoia that drive...

This is the sort of baseless paranoia that drive these hostile encounters.
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jul 29th, 2018, 00:19
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By iamgorman
Thanks. I actually downloaded it with plans to...

Thanks. I actually downloaded it with plans to watch later.
Forum: India Travel Partners Jul 28th, 2018, 22:14
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By iamgorman
You should start a travel group for women. I bet...

You should start a travel group for women. I bet you could even get sponsors like Wildcraft to help coordinate activities and events.
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