September 21, 2008 2:34 AM Subscribe
posted by hadjiboy (7 comments total)
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Blogs about India (from an expats perspective): Welcome
! Namaste, Namaste
... please come in
and enjoy yourselves
... you must've heard a lot
about us, but you ain't seen nothing
Don't be afraid--the hawker down the road is not going to fleece you (without good reason that is: he must have a family to feed with a couple of hungry mouths back at home so even if you do lose a few dollars--it's hopefully for a good cause); the armies of street children won't accost you and demand that they get paid, although just the other day two girls swooped down on my cousin brother and his newly married wife to grab the ice-cream cones right out of their hands... kids these days! And the men, well, what can I say about the men that hasn't already been said before... peeing on the roads, spitting paan on the side-walks, and of course harassing women whenever the need arises (sure, we have those types too, but if you've ever made a male friend here in India--he would go to the ends of the earth to do anything for you--just as I'm sure guys all around the world).
Welcome to India.