What was it like?
It seems like one of the most daunting places to visit but also one of the most culturally and spiritually enriching.
It is one of the cradles of civilization. How are they about gay tourists?
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What was it like?
It seems like one of the most daunting places to visit but also one of the most culturally and spiritually enriching.
It is one of the cradles of civilization. How are they about gay tourists?
|by Anonymous||reply 233||December 7, 2023 8:56 AM|
In India all seems to breathe freedom and peace, and to make one forget the world and its sad turmoils.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 20, 2023 5:18 AM|
r1 You mean aside from the gang rapes, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 20, 2023 5:20 AM|
R2 Where do I sign up!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 20, 2023 5:22 AM|
Oh boy, a new India DL thread. It's been awhile
Looking forward to the horrors to follow
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 20, 2023 5:30 AM|
It probably smells.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 20, 2023 5:32 AM|
The state of Meghalaya -- the rainiest place on earth -- is one of the world's paradises.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||November 20, 2023 5:38 AM|
My Indian friend says seeing the Himalayas are the only thing worth going to the trouble of traveling to India for.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 20, 2023 5:38 AM|
About 10 years ago, my husband was offered an overseas posting to Chennai. The company paid for him to go visit to see if it was something he would be interested in.
He came back with stories and photos of abject poverty, ramshackle infrastructure, cows on the beach (seriously, they’re sacred so no one moves them on), ex-pats with fridges full of snake anti-venom, and child beggars tapping your car window as the driver takes you to the expat conclave.
We chose to take the posting to Shanghai instead.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 20, 2023 5:38 AM|
[quote] He came back with stories and photos of abject poverty, ramshackle infrastructure, cows on the beach (seriously, they’re sacred so no one moves them on), ex-pats with fridges full of snake anti-venom, and child beggars tapping your car window as the driver takes you to the expat conclave.
Eh, sounds like just another day in LA!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 20, 2023 5:42 AM|
Why are cows sacred there?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 20, 2023 5:53 AM|
The states of Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, and Meghalaya are must-sees.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 20, 2023 6:10 AM|
Varanasi is a spiritual out-of-body experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||November 20, 2023 6:49 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||November 20, 2023 7:46 AM|
R7, your friend is very wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||November 20, 2023 7:48 AM|
R10 is another demonstration of the utter lack of curiosity and education plaguing the world today.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 20, 2023 7:50 AM|
R10 is everything wrong in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 20, 2023 7:58 AM|
Never, never, never. One of the very last places on earth I want to visit. My friend who visited shared that as his plane descended, the color of the air surrounding the city was a brownish-yellow color. No thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 20, 2023 8:03 AM|
Not spiritually enriching. That was a racist trope of the British: oh we're good at management and organization: you're good at spiritual things, ignoring the long philosophical traditions of Indian atheism and secular humanism. But here's the thing: most Indians believe this so they make a point of religiosity as though they had a special gift in this area. Interestingly for a subcontinent that has been settled so long, most of their "ancient" sites outside the Indus Valley date from 300 CE or later. There really is nothing to the claim that India i s the world's oldest civilization. It isn't and never was a single civilization. but a collection of very different cultures. There is much diversity to see, but less to learn from because so many political changes have left little continuity.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 20, 2023 8:17 AM|
R17, oh god, please. How melodramatic. Is this what WASPs feel when they inch beyond their shitty Connecticut existence?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 20, 2023 8:18 AM|
Not enough vaccinations in the world could get me to go to India. 💉💉💉💉💉💉💉💉💉💉
|by Anonymous||reply 20||November 20, 2023 8:24 AM|
India's violent treatment of gays in recent years is rather anomalous since even in its most Muslim days there was plenty of room for gays. It's more a function of Hindu nationalism. They really get off on being "ahead" of China in population now and thinks this gives them special powers!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||November 20, 2023 8:28 AM|
India is the biggest shithole that has ever shitted a shitty-shit...(and yes, I have been there). Absolute filth. From any angle.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 20, 2023 8:32 AM|
It saddens me to think of India's stray dog population. They're the cutest mutts in the world, and they live such chaotic lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 20, 2023 8:56 AM|
Plus, with few exceptions, they're a very ugly people. They seem to hit the wall at 12.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 20, 2023 9:08 AM|
They prefer to be called Pakistanis R23
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 20, 2023 10:42 AM|
My partner and I did a 3 week tour of (mostly) Rajastan just before covid. We LOVED it. It’s such a fascinating country, the sites are astounding (India was one of the richest countries in the world before British rule), the contrast of beauty and rubbish is so interesting, the people were lovely and food was delicious. It’s not for everyone, but I’ve travelled a lot and feel it was one of the best trips I’ve done. I definitely want to go back.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 20, 2023 11:53 AM|
R26 I believe you went on this trip with an open mind and no pre-conceived notions! India definitely has its problems, but it is a fascinating place of many weird dichotomies. I think if you keep an open mind, you're bound to enjoy it.
I won't disagree with the air quality, it is absolute SHITE! You can actually smell the sulphur etc. as your plane approaches the air space of any of the major cities, especially New Delhi or Mumbai. But the miracle is: 1.4 billion people still manage to live there and many actually THRIVE!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||November 20, 2023 11:58 AM|
I feel like I should have gone to India in my late teens or 20s. In my 40s, I don’t think I could deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 20, 2023 12:47 PM|
the river during Covid
|by Anonymous||reply 29||November 20, 2023 1:15 PM|
You couldn’t pay me to step foot in that shithole.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||November 20, 2023 1:19 PM|
Been there, and save for some places and the more remote parts of nature, it really isn’t much. Shithole is pushing it, but sometimes that was a very apt description.
That said: I have only explored maybe 5% of the country — India is huge!! It’s a subcontinent with wildly different climates and subcultures.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 20, 2023 1:23 PM|
lol at “many”, probably only hundred thousand.
Hell. On. Earth.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||November 20, 2023 1:25 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||November 20, 2023 1:33 PM|
Why go to India when you can stay in New Jersey.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 20, 2023 1:38 PM|
When the government feels it necessary to post signs telling citizens to use toilets, you know you're not in Kansas anymore, Toto.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||November 20, 2023 1:54 PM|
India is one of those countries on my bucket list, but I have a strong feeling that one visit will be sufficient.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||November 20, 2023 2:00 PM|
"Why go to India when you can stay in Florida?"
|by Anonymous||reply 37||November 20, 2023 2:03 PM|
go to india! use a toilet!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||November 20, 2023 2:08 PM|
For some strange reason, I prefer to visit countries where people don’t shit in the same water in which they wash their clothes.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||November 20, 2023 2:13 PM|
R39 That’s very elitist. It’s socially current to wash yourself in shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||November 20, 2023 2:19 PM|
Even reading this thread is nauseating. The air changes to yellow brown and it smells of sulfur as you descend on the plane?
You couldn’t pay me.
And the gang rapes are so brutal that they ultimately start using metal rods, leaving women’s intestines hanging out of their bodies.
Horrific country. No thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||November 20, 2023 2:20 PM|
R41 That sounds horrible. As much as you want to make light of it being dirty and chaotic, the treatment of the women is awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||November 20, 2023 2:25 PM|
What's the cost of a common male whore?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||November 20, 2023 2:39 PM|
It blows my mind how they treat the Ganges
|by Anonymous||reply 44||November 20, 2023 2:51 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||November 20, 2023 2:56 PM|
I went with my family as a kid. On the first day, we saw something on the sidewalk that we thought was a dead frog. It was a fetus. He was about the size of a pear. My mom and I just stood there in horror. She gently wrapped him in a napkin and asked a tour guide where we could bury him. He recommended a quiet place near the hotel. We did it and said our prayers. Our family really wanted to just leave at that point.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||November 20, 2023 2:59 PM|
I truly wonder what India would look like today had the British never colonized it.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||November 20, 2023 3:13 PM|
My parents are from the South Asian region and I have ZERO desire to ever visit India, ever. I get wanting to go to see historical and religious sites. But that's it. I can just go on google images and see those things, I have no desire to go to dirty, nasty, smelly India to see those things in person.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||November 20, 2023 3:37 PM|
I know nothing of India, except my nephew was on a golf tour and was on a plane ready for takeoff. A fat lady bent over and her ass was very close to his face. He said that the smell almost made him pass out right there. He said it was the filthiest place that any human could imagine.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||November 20, 2023 3:55 PM|
I don’t want to go to a country where people wipe their ass with their fingers.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||November 20, 2023 4:01 PM|
R36, And "bucket list" will be literal!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||November 20, 2023 4:04 PM|
R49, the thought of the rampant B.O. and people shitting in the streets is revolting. The fact that people bathe in the Ganges river is horrifying.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||November 20, 2023 4:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 53||November 20, 2023 4:11 PM|
[quote]The states of Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, and Meghalaya are must-sees.
THANK YOU, R11!! Many of us, myself included until recently, carry around an image in our heads of India as one big stereotype - hot, flat, dusty, urban, overcrowded, etc.; however this is like picturing all of the United States as looking like Nebraska. India is a vast and diverse country, and the places you mention are some of the most beautiful places on Earth.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||November 20, 2023 4:46 PM|
No thanks I have a very pleasant and comfortable bathroom
|by Anonymous||reply 55||November 20, 2023 6:07 PM|
I spent a couple of months in India roughly a decade ago and had the time of my life. Went to big cities, small villages, beaches, mountains. Loved the experience and hope to return.
Yes, any country that large is also going to have monumental problems (China? Russia? Brazil? The US?) but if you’re going to selectively emphasize the bad out of proportion to the beauty and the wonder, of course you’re going to create a distorted picture. Not to be dismissive of the problems India suffers from, but look at the numbers of tourists who visit the US despite high rates of urban crime and what I assume is a world record for gun-related violence here.
I found the overwhelming majority of people I met in India to be kind, welcoming, curious, and generous. The landscapes were breathtaking. I ate really well. I heard musicians and poets who moved me. And many of the men are stunning.
The infrastructure from a visitor’s perspective is well developed. The rail system is extensive and works well; there are also efficient low-cost domestic airlines for longer journeys. The press in India is freer than in many countries. India has many distinctive cuisines that vary from region to region.
I have friends and family members who only want to travel to countries where most everyone speaks English, the environment is reliably sterile, and they’re less likely to face the unpredictable. In other words, they’ll comfortably visit Canada or England or Australia. I probably wouldn’t recommend they visit India. But if you want an exhilarating experience, to be in an environment that is nothing like home, India is incredible.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||November 20, 2023 7:37 PM|
I’d rather be covered with honey and tied to an ant hill.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||November 20, 2023 7:41 PM|
I feel that India could be daunting for even seasoned tourists. Another option is Sri Lanka, which feels like a cleaner, more compact, less chaotic India. It's a strikingly green and beautiful island.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||November 20, 2023 8:04 PM|
Great post, r56. Thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||November 20, 2023 8:04 PM|
I recommend visiting its neighbor Nepal. Beautiful country.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||November 20, 2023 8:06 PM|
Just remember to stay at Oberoi hotels, only. You'll be fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||November 20, 2023 8:08 PM|
They use human waste to fertilize their crops.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||November 20, 2023 8:17 PM|
Great post r57. Thx!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||November 20, 2023 8:18 PM|
I can’t think of a place I’d rather visit least except Gaza.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||November 20, 2023 8:20 PM|
I'd wanted to visit it earlier in life, after seeing A Passage to India, but now- no thanks. It's not safe for women and I don't see what reward I'd hope to gain for the risk. It sounds very depressing.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||November 20, 2023 8:23 PM|
If I had to go to India, I wouldn't go to the bathroom for the entire trip.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||November 20, 2023 8:25 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||November 20, 2023 8:26 PM|
R54 and r56, Who is saying nay to India's beauty? Cuisines? Hospitality?
The Taj Mahal alone would be worth the price of admission, among other man-made structures....
But for the one topic you omit: Indians' cultural aversion to indoor, shared, sit-down toilets. The forest, railway platform, and street photos are there for all to see.
I'll stick to "sterile" environs that don't require my getting an anti-malaria shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||November 20, 2023 8:44 PM|
R56, did you have a favorite state or region of India?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||November 20, 2023 9:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 70||November 20, 2023 9:40 PM|
Corrupt, shit-encrusted gang-banging killas
|by Anonymous||reply 71||November 20, 2023 9:40 PM|
R56 great post. The nay-sayers will nay-say (most of them without any first hand experience, just the handful of images they've seen in the media). *sigh*
|by Anonymous||reply 72||November 20, 2023 9:49 PM|
The majority of replies so far aren't by people who have actually been to India - that's the subject, after all - but by ignorant people who just want to perpetuate the stereotypes and express their own personal bias.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||November 20, 2023 9:50 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 74||November 20, 2023 10:00 PM|
Gangbanging fucks is real!!!! Stop the anti-propaganda propaganda fuckas
|by Anonymous||reply 75||November 20, 2023 10:11 PM|
Oh Never ! I just read about a gang of mean monkeys that killed a ten year old kid. They pulled his intestines out .
|by Anonymous||reply 76||November 20, 2023 10:19 PM|
I think it'd be great to see the Taj Mahal, etc. but I think that negative aspects would cancel out any enjoyment. I've watched Youtube videos of street food vendors and the nasty conditions, I worked with some Indian people and knowing how they don't use deodorant, I can imagine that the smell permeating everything. I've watched The Amazing Race for years and have seen how crowded, dirty and sad a lot of the country looks.
I also used to listen to Howard Stern and his cohost Robin went to India and only lasted one day before the horrors that she experienced spurred her to get a flight back home within 24 hours. She spoke about people begging at every turn, seeing crippled people sitting in the street, garbage and stink, having to move hotels because the "first class" place her cab driver dropped her off at was worse than a prison cell.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||November 20, 2023 10:32 PM|
I've only had a couple of brief 1-week long work trips and hope to return on my own time. But, since this is DL, I will mention there were so many good looking, muscular men in the middle/upper-middle classes of the big cities. Gym culture is massive with men in their 20s and 30s there -- almost to an obsessive level. If you're looking for no strings attached sex with hot guys, you can find it in abundance there. True, many of them aren't out of the closet, but, hey, if you're not looking for love, who cares?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||November 20, 2023 11:17 PM|
“You know where I’m from, we have this thing it’s called deodorant!!!!!”
|by Anonymous||reply 79||November 20, 2023 11:23 PM|
India? No thx,I have an aversion to foul stench.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||November 20, 2023 11:24 PM|
Stinks over there cause nobody uses toilets or wipes their asses
|by Anonymous||reply 81||November 20, 2023 11:25 PM|
r73, I wonder how many of these posters also screech about MAGAts on other threads, oblivious to their own noxious bellowing.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||November 20, 2023 11:39 PM|
I could never ever eat their food. Yuk.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||November 20, 2023 11:40 PM|
Indian food is tasty.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||November 20, 2023 11:41 PM|
Indian food is nasty. I’ve had it and it’s vile.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||November 20, 2023 11:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 86||November 20, 2023 11:42 PM|
If you visit India, remember to take your poo to the loo.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||November 20, 2023 11:48 PM|
My ex grew up in a village in Arunachal Pradesh in North East India close to the Himalayas. He said it was quite lush and not crowded, had limited electricity, etc. He then moved to New Delhi where his family is now. He lives in Bellevue and works for Amazon, of course.
To think he lived in a tiny village far from Washington state and us meeting and being compatible is amazing to me— with him being a Hindu vegetarian with math abilities and me a meat-eating, artistic, atheist.
He admits India has issues with pollution and poverty but no one seems to care. He and many like him like to visit family but do not want to live there. Corruption, bureaucracy, pollution are cited as reasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||November 21, 2023 12:09 AM|
r88 "with him being a Hindu vegetarian with math abilities and me a meat-eating, artistic, atheist."
Fixed "with him being a giant cocked Hindu vegetarian with math abilities and me a meat-eating, artistic, atheist, gaping hole"
|by Anonymous||reply 89||November 21, 2023 12:12 AM|
I went 10 years ago and had a great time. We did the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Jaipur, Agra), Mumbai, and Goa. Yes, there’s poverty, but not in the places you’d go as a tourist. And even then I didn’t think it was significantly worse than other places I’d been in the Caribbean or Latin America.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||November 21, 2023 12:30 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 91||November 21, 2023 12:31 AM|
Everybody I know who has been to India got very sick from the water. It's very difficult to protect yourself from this. Anyway - they all survived and lost weight.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||November 21, 2023 12:35 AM|
R14 He’s mad at Modi and the caste system.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||November 21, 2023 12:41 AM|
Dear Datalounge, this thread doesn't disappoint
|by Anonymous||reply 94||November 21, 2023 12:45 AM|
A good friend of mine grew up in the mountains of the pState of Kerala. He’s shared a lot of stories about living and growing up there and I’d really like to go there one day.
Apparently, Kerala has everything: beaches, mountains, forests, jungles, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||November 21, 2023 12:50 AM|
If I were to go I'd have a travel agent handle everything and potentially go only on guided tours. Friends went and their stories of trying to arrange travel in a country where the concert of waiting in line or timetables does not exist.
It would be expensive but I am curious to visit the major sites and don't see another way that I personally could handle it.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||November 21, 2023 1:03 AM|
They poop in the streets !!! It's like San Francisco!!! Gurl NO !!!
|by Anonymous||reply 97||November 21, 2023 1:17 AM|
R95, Kerala is called "God's own country" for good reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||November 21, 2023 7:38 AM|
I’ve only spent one night in Paris……but I did get a nice view in the Hilton.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||November 21, 2023 9:02 AM|
I have visited India many times. One thing that always stands out, I see more smiling and happy people there than I do in the USA.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||November 21, 2023 12:29 PM|
I have been there four times.
The traffic there is abysmal. Midtown Manhattan or Los Angeles seem like paradise in comparison.
"The smell" upon arrival is a thing! We couldn't take a long-distance train as my Ex was afraid of insects, vermin, etc.
Food is very good. Foodie heaven. One vegetarian restaurant distributed metal trays with compartments, with boys coming around to distribute items from each from buckets: rice, vegetables, yogurt, etc. as a sort of reverse-buffet.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||November 21, 2023 12:57 PM|
I long wanted to visit Kashmir (admittedly, after watching The Jewel In The Crown) as a young teen but jeez, it would be dangerous.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||November 21, 2023 1:07 PM|
Hell on earth
|by Anonymous||reply 103||November 21, 2023 1:10 PM|
No I do not want to vacation there. I still have my pride you know.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||November 21, 2023 1:42 PM|
Poor, hot, and dirty.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||November 21, 2023 1:48 PM|
I would love to go. The architecture and landscapes and historic sites would be amazing. And the food and experience overall.
My partner was there some years ago, touring for 10 weeks, which might be about the ideal time to get some proper sampling of the place. Though I wish I had done this when younger, I would still like to do a shorter, more luxurious trip of a few weeks. Surely few places could come near to approaching the experience and seeing things genuinely "exotic" to what I know. It might not be a destination that I would quickly repeat, bit what else could come close?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||November 21, 2023 5:30 PM|
Tonight's menu will be capsicum Paneer masala, I even made my own paneer! I'm not Indian either.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||November 21, 2023 6:07 PM|
I recommend Morocco. It has a similar atmosphere, architecture, and smell, but is notably cleaner and quieter. Morocco can be a toilet, but India is a toilet that's been used heavily.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||November 21, 2023 6:47 PM|
I was recommended some videos of various street food channels. The Indian ones were the most nauseating - it was always a bunch of men in stalls pulling ingredients from dirty ice chests or boxes, or making drinks with blocks of ice that they kept piled on random pieces of cardboard. Handling vegetables and other food with bare hands that didn't look too clean. Meat sitting out in the sun with zero refrigeration and flies all around.
Slight tangent, but where do they get those huge pots, pans and giant griddles and soup pots over there? Every street vendor has a griddle the size of a table. Also, where are all of the women at these street food places? It's almost scary that you see no women there - are they banned (women should be at home doing woman things!) or it's too dangerous?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||November 21, 2023 7:04 PM|
STFU GERG R107
|by Anonymous||reply 110||November 21, 2023 9:55 PM|
I've been there with my Auntie Mame.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||November 21, 2023 10:30 PM|
R108, I spent three days in Morocco in the 70s Didn't need an anti-malaria shot. Tetuan, Fez, Meknes, and environs. I never noticed any untoward odors, not even in the souk alleyways. Maybe at a tannery, I don't recall, but nobody was working when I went to one, as it was a sabbath day, as it were. I had French and Moroccan restaurant meals---fabulous.
I would return to Morocco.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||November 21, 2023 11:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 113||November 21, 2023 11:26 PM|
R102, it is safer now (at least for tourists). Kashmir is enjoying a bit of a travel renaissance at the moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||November 21, 2023 11:59 PM|
The Holi Festival looks colorful.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||November 22, 2023 2:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 116||November 22, 2023 2:54 AM|
It’s not something I would ever do
|by Anonymous||reply 117||November 22, 2023 3:09 AM|
The Dawki River is something amazing to behold.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||November 22, 2023 3:15 AM|
The monkeys are probably killing people because they’re worried about being raped. In all seriousness why does India have such problems with gang raped? Russia is also a shithole yet you don’t hear about gang rape epidemics.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||November 22, 2023 3:23 AM|
[quote] STFU GERG [R107]
|by Anonymous||reply 120||November 22, 2023 2:23 PM|
[quote] I also used to listen to Howard Stern and his cohost Robin went to India and only lasted one day before the horrors that she experienced spurred her to get a flight back home within 24 hours.
R77, what was she expecting?
|by Anonymous||reply 121||November 22, 2023 5:25 PM|
I don't know. Maybe, at least, 18th century hygiene?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||November 23, 2023 12:07 AM|
R122, she probably should have done her research first. She certainly has the time and money
|by Anonymous||reply 123||November 23, 2023 12:33 AM|
If I’m going to go somewhere where people shit in the streets I’d rather go to San Francisco
|by Anonymous||reply 124||November 23, 2023 1:21 AM|
[quote] Russia is also a shithole yet you don’t hear about gang rape epidemics.
Only because their dicks all fell off from krokodil.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||November 23, 2023 1:25 AM|
R119, yes, you don't hear about it. But that doesn't mean it's not happening.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||November 23, 2023 2:22 AM|
[quote] Russia is also a shithole yet you don’t hear about gang rape epidemics.
No. They prefer cannibalism instead.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||November 23, 2023 2:32 AM|
Please say more, r127, since you're clearly an educated poster.
Tell us about this Russian cannibalism
|by Anonymous||reply 128||November 23, 2023 2:37 AM|
I've never been to India, but I kinda like the music...
|by Anonymous||reply 129||November 23, 2023 2:38 AM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 130||November 23, 2023 2:40 AM|
The Mrs. Lovett of St. Petersburg loves the other white meat.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||November 23, 2023 2:42 AM|
lol oh ok
thanks r130, this sounds true to me
|by Anonymous||reply 132||November 23, 2023 2:42 AM|
Thanks r131 sounds believable
Russians are cannibals.
Of course, it's so obvious now.
Russians are cannibals.
That's just how Russians roll.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||November 23, 2023 2:46 AM|
R133, are you Russian yourself or something?
|by Anonymous||reply 134||November 23, 2023 2:51 AM|
Yes r134 I'm a Russian cannibal like all Russians,
I mean, we just love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||November 23, 2023 3:44 AM|
I'd rather deal with someone, anyone, from India before I'd deal with Russians and their stupid fucking attitudes.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||November 23, 2023 5:47 AM|
And I know Russians, honey.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||November 23, 2023 5:47 AM|
Not yet. I've been to Nice and the Isle of Greece. Plus I've seen some things that I'd rather not get into.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||November 23, 2023 6:02 AM|
R136 ok "honey."
Maybe see your therapist.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||November 23, 2023 6:03 AM|
R136= Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||November 23, 2023 6:04 AM|
R140, awww someone is triggered by Russian criticism
|by Anonymous||reply 141||November 23, 2023 6:17 AM|
18,000-20,000 people in India die of rabies every year.
If you visit, be careful of those "cute" stray dogs.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||November 23, 2023 6:46 AM|
Wait... I thought this India thread was about what horrible cannibalist monsters the evil cannibalistic Russian monsters were.
Lets get it straight everyone
|by Anonymous||reply 143||November 23, 2023 7:15 AM|
Russia is a big country. It we can have Jeffrey Dahmer, why is anyone refusing to believe the same about any other place, let alone a lawless nation of staggering toothless drunks, abandoned orphans, and indifferent oligarchs?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||November 24, 2023 5:04 PM|
India (from absolutely all angles) makes Hell look like Versailles.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||November 24, 2023 5:07 PM|
Some of the men are terribly attractive.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||November 24, 2023 5:09 PM|
[quote]India (from absolutely all angles) makes Hell look like Versailles.
Coincidentally, I would’ve chose my fate if the other option were banishment to India.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||November 25, 2023 12:19 PM|
R30 by “Step foot” you mean “set foot”, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 148||November 25, 2023 12:40 PM|
I read Shantaram. That was enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||November 25, 2023 12:46 PM|
No need to be pedantic, r148.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||November 25, 2023 1:32 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 151||November 25, 2023 5:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 152||November 25, 2023 7:13 PM|
We went a few years ago just before Covid. We spent 3.5 weeks visiting the Golden Triangle and several National Parks/Tiger Reserves. The Taj Mahal is breathtaking and we spotted 8 Tigers on our trip, one less than 6 meters from our jeep. Our driver accelerated in reverse as the Tiger approached. Yes it was hot (49°C on some days) ,chaotic ,noisy and dusty but it was so much more than this. It was invigorating, colorful and truly unforgettable.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||November 25, 2023 7:58 PM|
Indian food is magnificent but there is nothing else about India I find very interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||November 26, 2023 3:29 AM|
We did, but men lifted us upon their shoulders everywhere in screened, roofed golden carts on their shoulders, so that our feet never worried about actually making contact with the ground--which they never should have done, because of who we were.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||November 26, 2023 8:05 AM|
Don't drink the water, don't eat the food.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||November 26, 2023 10:26 AM|
Gay tourists make a wonderful curry!
|by Anonymous||reply 157||November 26, 2023 10:48 AM|
Hell to me would be some shitty-nowhere place like Monaco.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||November 26, 2023 10:59 AM|
I'd rather spend my travel money on the northern coast of Maine or one of the islands off of Maine. Thanks. Anyways.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||November 26, 2023 11:05 AM|
Indian Matchmaking on Netflix has a lot of eye candy, both in male form and in the luxurious, sumptuous upper class places where they live and socialize. A country that huge is going to have it all...from the filthiest slums to the most gorgeous palaces and temples.
I still don't want to go. Maybe once I've hit all the safer, easier places on my bucket list, and with the right company, I would consider it. But only to a few select places where one can be assured of a certain level of development.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||November 26, 2023 12:00 PM|
You just know their foreskins stink of shit, sheep and niece.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||November 26, 2023 12:18 PM|
I can't believe the gays haven't gone on a tangent to adopt cute little Punjabi babies.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||November 26, 2023 12:21 PM|
Diarrhoea for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||November 26, 2023 5:13 PM|
R163 It's the old Mumbai mudslide.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||November 26, 2023 6:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 165||November 26, 2023 6:06 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 166||November 26, 2023 6:06 PM|
Nah, it's just the Indian dribbly shits.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||November 26, 2023 8:32 PM|
Nothing like a good long shit to clean you out. Just hope the terlit doesn't clog and your TP holds out.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||November 27, 2023 12:15 AM|
I've only been on DL a couple of years. Was it always made up of so many elderly, racist shut-ins?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||November 27, 2023 2:14 AM|
[quote] They seem to hit the wall at 12.
Pity. Just as they’re approaching peak ripeness.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||November 27, 2023 2:32 AM|
I think the only people who would willingly go to India are seasoned travelers who go everywhere.
Pickier and less traveled people aren't usually going to visit such a difficult place.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||November 27, 2023 3:28 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 172||November 27, 2023 4:09 AM|
I've had sufficient.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||November 27, 2023 4:16 AM|
I've known five people who traveled to India and they all said it was a life-changing experience. I'm not sure what that means though.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||November 27, 2023 5:05 AM|
Their intestines will never be the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||November 27, 2023 5:13 AM|
On "The Amazing Race," India always kicks the spoiled Americans' asses. More than anywhere else on earth.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||November 27, 2023 5:24 AM|
I thanked India naked.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||November 27, 2023 5:38 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 178||November 27, 2023 11:42 AM|
Regarding the discussion earlier in this thread: Russians aren't rapists? Hmm.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||November 27, 2023 1:57 PM|
I know a gay couple who went to India. They are well off, so they stayed in only the best hotels. They found the country's history and sites fascinating, but they both were bothered by the treatment and the luxury they could afford and were accorded (at one hotel they were greeted by attendants streaming rose petals along the way), and the abject poverty they saw everywhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||November 27, 2023 2:35 PM|
I've never been to India but this vlogger wasn't impressed. He said it's by far the most polluted country he's ever visited. Tuk tuk drivers following him and not taking "no" for an answer. It's especially depressing to see cows eating out of the trash at the 9:32 mark.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||November 27, 2023 2:52 PM|
Just watch the Oscars
|by Anonymous||reply 182||November 27, 2023 3:34 PM|
I always think of this story when I hear about India:
[quote]Lakshmi's father, Shambhu, and mother, Poonam, were day labourers who earned less than 40 rupees per day and were unable to afford a separation surgery for their daughter. The daughter was named after Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth (who is depicted as four-armed). The girl was sometimes an object of worship as an incarnation of the goddess; by the age of two, she was known all over India. At one point, a circus offered the couple money to buy Lakshmi as a sideshow, which forced the family into hiding
|by Anonymous||reply 183||November 27, 2023 3:37 PM|
I’m glad she was able to eventually work for NPR.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||November 27, 2023 3:42 PM|
R179, The Russians never believed the "Germans didn't know" lie. And they wanted revenge, even terrible revenge, for the Siege of Stalingrad.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||November 27, 2023 5:24 PM|
Going to places like this as a tourist would make me feel dirty, in the sense the excursion is little more than an exercise in privilege.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||November 27, 2023 9:35 PM|
Well, smell you.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||November 28, 2023 12:00 AM|
I recently had the misfortune of having an Indian tourist seated next to me at a fine dining establishment. His body odor was overpowering.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||November 28, 2023 12:10 AM|
I am not familiar with the customs of your country!
|by Anonymous||reply 189||November 28, 2023 12:16 AM|
Someone should start a charity that provides Indians deodorant upon their arrival to first world countries.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||November 28, 2023 12:22 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 191||November 28, 2023 1:27 AM|
I live in a city with a lot of indian immigrants and I’ve been told many Indian business men enrol in etiquette and hygiene classes when they get here
|by Anonymous||reply 192||November 28, 2023 1:29 AM|
I get sick when go to Mexico (PV) almost every time. So my friend who had an extended consulting gig in India told me, "you can never go. Just don't even try". He knows me well. So I will happily watch a video of the subcontinent. But my delicate flower self shan't go in person.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||November 28, 2023 1:45 AM|
According to Wikipedia, the US has the highest number of Indians outside of India.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||November 28, 2023 1:46 AM|
No wonder shitting in the streets has become so commonplace in the us
|by Anonymous||reply 195||November 28, 2023 3:09 AM|
R194, I'm shocked it's not the UK.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||November 28, 2023 4:12 AM|
I watched some Indian movies and got a sense of their culture. They seem to be more conservative. Gays don't continue the family.
Watch some Indian movies on Netflix, op.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||November 28, 2023 4:37 AM|
Their movies are messed up
|by Anonymous||reply 198||November 28, 2023 4:50 AM|
Has anyone been to Pondicherry? And then Sri Aurobindo Ashram?
|by Anonymous||reply 199||November 28, 2023 5:05 AM|
Why would anyone go there?!?
|by Anonymous||reply 200||November 28, 2023 10:54 AM|
The Hawa Mahal Palace in Jaipur looks interesting, R200.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||November 28, 2023 1:16 PM|
[quote] They seem to be more conservative
The understatement of the century.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||November 28, 2023 1:24 PM|
All 41 workers safely pulled out from collapsed tunnel in India.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||November 28, 2023 3:26 PM|
The ruins of Hampi are incredible.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||November 28, 2023 9:02 PM|
To R197 and others re social conservatism in India, I didn’t find Indians to be particularly homophobic, certainly less so than in many other countries. But I did find an interesting dichotomy there. Many people I met were fine with my being gay. But still expected me to be married. To a woman. But I genuinely don’t believe that stems from homophobia as much as from an intense loyalty to tradition and an inability to view gay men in family-type relationships.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||November 28, 2023 11:15 PM|
R205, perhaps they put you, a foreigner, in an entirely different category than they would put fellow Indians. (I'm assuming you're not Indian, if you are - sorry and never mind.) They are tolerant because they see you as "the other", a strange people who don't matter in the long run. The marriage expectations are the result of growing up in a society that has no place for single men - an extreme anomaly in Indian society - or single women living independently.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||November 29, 2023 12:55 AM|
I know very little about Indian society but it seems there's an attitude that if a woman puts herself in a vulnerable place, it's her fault if she's raped. In 2012, there was the case of the young woman, Jyoti Singh, who went out to the movie theatre with a friend in the evening and later boarded a bus and was gang raped, tortured and died. It's hard for me to believe that such a society is accepting of gay men. If the brutal rape and torture of that young woman hadn't made international news, maybe the perpetrators wouldn't have been punished at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||November 29, 2023 3:24 AM|
They may be a bunch of macho brutal gang-rapists, but that silly sing-song accent leaves Momma’s Mussy drier than a Mormon Temple picnic in Death Valley!
|by Anonymous||reply 208||November 29, 2023 4:17 AM|
R207, you're correct but let's be honest, A LOT of Americans still believe that BS about it being the woman's fault in 2023.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||November 29, 2023 2:56 PM|
R206, you are correct. People in developing countries tend to be much nicer to white tourists versus the people from their own country (or even other "people of color"). Why? Because they know that they can get more money from foreign tourists.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||November 29, 2023 2:57 PM|
What about the Kama Sutra temples? That was the first depiction of sex I ever saw. Thanks a lot, history channel!
|by Anonymous||reply 211||November 29, 2023 5:28 PM|
Meghalaya is populated by the the Khasi people. They're one of the few matrilineal peoples populating this earth, so if you're a female traveler and weary of India, this is a safe spot.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||December 4, 2023 4:24 PM|
R212, matrilineal is not the same as matriarchal. It just means that inheritances, and sometimes names, are passed down through the mother. It says nothing about women's power or safety in society.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||December 4, 2023 9:37 PM|
R213, well, it's matriarchal, too. It was my favorite part of India.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||December 4, 2023 10:42 PM|
A melting pot of despair.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||December 4, 2023 10:50 PM|
A melting pot of despair, shit and curry.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||December 4, 2023 11:41 PM|
There are two types of people on this earth. Those who can handle India and those who can't.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||December 5, 2023 10:37 AM|
Indians have been posting on reddit lately about how the entire country is celebrating the suicide of an lgbt influencer, saying stuff like "one down now get the rest of them" etc. most of them are saying that extremely violent homophobic attitudes are the norm, the average indian wants gays dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||December 5, 2023 10:39 AM|
R207 iirc there have been large protests in support of rapists in india
|by Anonymous||reply 219||December 5, 2023 10:40 AM|
I like the burning tires around the neck in Africa better.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||December 5, 2023 12:16 PM|
I’d rather go to east St. Louis
|by Anonymous||reply 221||December 5, 2023 3:26 PM|
R221 we'd rather you go there too.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||December 5, 2023 9:15 PM|
Is the Taj Mahal worth it?
|by Anonymous||reply 223||December 6, 2023 1:13 AM|
Does Gary count?
I know I’ve been to South Bend, and some lake west of Cincinnati.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||December 6, 2023 1:55 AM|
I’m sure Gary is better than India
|by Anonymous||reply 225||December 6, 2023 2:41 AM|
R225, are you sure?
|by Anonymous||reply 226||December 6, 2023 6:33 PM|
[quote] I’m sure Gary is better than India
|by Anonymous||reply 227||December 6, 2023 7:07 PM|
Da Taj Ma Hal
|by Anonymous||reply 228||December 6, 2023 10:18 PM|
never ever ever ever ever ever
|by Anonymous||reply 229||December 6, 2023 10:22 PM|
They’re nice once they’ve left India and have been socialized!
|by Anonymous||reply 230||December 6, 2023 11:08 PM|
Why would I visit a shit hole?
|by Anonymous||reply 231||December 6, 2023 11:24 PM|
I’d like to visit Tikka Masala.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||December 6, 2023 11:27 PM|
R218, I'm amazed that gets past Reddit moderators.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||December 7, 2023 8:56 AM|
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