WelcometoIndia Archive

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    Welcome to India: Why I Moved

    This will be the final Welcome to India post, as I have now been here two weeks and it is time to deal with living here rather than first impressions. But before I move to living here, I want to reflect on why I came. […]

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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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    Welcome to India: Here there by swastikas

    An eternity ago, when I was in high school, I bullied one of my best friends, Alon Weizer, into letting me read a creative writing assignment for his English class. The assignment was to write a story involving a catharsis, so Alon wrote a story […]

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    Welcome to India: Monkeys!!

    Monkey’s are mean, vile, disgusting creatures who would sooner throw poo at you than look at you and I love having them around. Now, I have yet to experience an actual monkey attack, and so my opinion could change after a brief encounter with a […]

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    Welcome to India: On Making a Spectacle of Myself

    Let’s be honest. I am good at making a spectacle of myself. It is arguably my only actual talent. For as long as I can remember, I have been hiding my intense, occasionally crippling, shyness behind the facade of a person who enjoys making a […]

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    Welcome to India: Honk, Honk, Honk

    There is no preparing you for driving in India. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is a relaxing ride in the country compared to driving in India. I have driven in the UK before, and despite my wife’s claims to the contrary, I was successful. I can […]

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    Welcome to India: Part One

    I have tons of thoughts and ideas about my first few days in India, which I am parsing out over the next few days. Here is number one: The journey from Oxford (where I was taking classes for the summer) to Mussoorie, India took about […]

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