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    The Economic Mysteries of Trash

    For the past two weeks, my classroom joking and exuberant lectures have been complemented by chanting. Now, a lot of chanting happens in India. I have already discussed my enjoyment of the Islamic prayer chants that come through our window on quiet evenings, a calm […]

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    The White Man Tax

    I have become fascinated with visiting Bhutan. A small country bordering India, China and Myanmar. This small country sets a “Tourist Tax” in an attempt to preserve the Buddhist culture of the nation. To enter Bhutan, you must pay $200 a day, a price set […]

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    Welcome to India: My First Scam

    Every guide book for India spends several opening pages detailing the scams that unscrupulous hucksters use to trick gullible tourists. The books make special note of taxi scams, shopping scams, money changing scams, and “tour guide” scams. Merideth tells the story of a taxi driver […]

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