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Who here has been to India?

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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by Anonymousreply 233December 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 Anonymousreply 1November 20, 2023 5:18 AM

r1 You mean aside from the gang rapes, right?

by Anonymousreply 2November 20, 2023 5:20 AM

R2 Where do I sign up!

by Anonymousreply 3November 20, 2023 5:22 AM

Oh boy, a new India DL thread. It's been awhile

Looking forward to the horrors to follow

by Anonymousreply 4November 20, 2023 5:30 AM

It probably smells.

by Anonymousreply 5November 20, 2023 5:32 AM

The state of Meghalaya -- the rainiest place on earth -- is one of the world's paradises.

by Anonymousreply 6November 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 Anonymousreply 7November 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 Anonymousreply 8November 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 Anonymousreply 9November 20, 2023 5:42 AM

Why are cows sacred there?

by Anonymousreply 10November 20, 2023 5:53 AM

The states of Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, and Meghalaya are must-sees.

by Anonymousreply 11November 20, 2023 6:10 AM

Varanasi is a spiritual out-of-body experience.

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by Anonymousreply 12November 20, 2023 6:49 AM


by Anonymousreply 13November 20, 2023 7:46 AM

R7, your friend is very wrong.

by Anonymousreply 14November 20, 2023 7:48 AM

R10 is another demonstration of the utter lack of curiosity and education plaguing the world today.

by Anonymousreply 15November 20, 2023 7:50 AM

R10 is everything wrong in the world.

by Anonymousreply 16November 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 Anonymousreply 17November 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 Anonymousreply 18November 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 Anonymousreply 19November 20, 2023 8:18 AM

Not enough vaccinations in the world could get me to go to India. 💉💉💉💉💉💉💉💉💉💉

by Anonymousreply 20November 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 Anonymousreply 21November 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 Anonymousreply 22November 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 Anonymousreply 23November 20, 2023 8:56 AM

Plus, with few exceptions, they're a very ugly people. They seem to hit the wall at 12.

by Anonymousreply 24November 20, 2023 9:08 AM

They prefer to be called Pakistanis R23

by Anonymousreply 25November 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 Anonymousreply 26November 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 Anonymousreply 27November 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 Anonymousreply 28November 20, 2023 12:47 PM

the river during Covid

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by Anonymousreply 29November 20, 2023 1:15 PM

You couldn’t pay me to step foot in that shithole.

by Anonymousreply 30November 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 Anonymousreply 31November 20, 2023 1:23 PM

lol at “many”, probably only hundred thousand.

Hell. On. Earth.

by Anonymousreply 32November 20, 2023 1:25 PM


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by Anonymousreply 33November 20, 2023 1:33 PM

Why go to India when you can stay in New Jersey.

by Anonymousreply 34November 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.

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by Anonymousreply 35November 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 Anonymousreply 36November 20, 2023 2:00 PM

"Why go to India when you can stay in Florida?"

FIFY, R34.

by Anonymousreply 37November 20, 2023 2:03 PM

go to india! use a toilet!

by Anonymousreply 38November 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 Anonymousreply 39November 20, 2023 2:13 PM

R39 That’s very elitist. It’s socially current to wash yourself in shit.

by Anonymousreply 40November 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 Anonymousreply 41November 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 Anonymousreply 42November 20, 2023 2:25 PM

What's the cost of a common male whore?

by Anonymousreply 43November 20, 2023 2:39 PM

It blows my mind how they treat the Ganges

by Anonymousreply 44November 20, 2023 2:51 PM

RE r44:

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by Anonymousreply 45November 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 Anonymousreply 46November 20, 2023 2:59 PM

I truly wonder what India would look like today had the British never colonized it.

by Anonymousreply 47November 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 Anonymousreply 48November 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 Anonymousreply 49November 20, 2023 3:55 PM

I don’t want to go to a country where people wipe their ass with their fingers.

by Anonymousreply 50November 20, 2023 4:01 PM

R36, And "bucket list" will be literal!

by Anonymousreply 51November 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.

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by Anonymousreply 53November 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 Anonymousreply 54November 20, 2023 4:46 PM

No thanks I have a very pleasant and comfortable bathroom

by Anonymousreply 55November 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 Anonymousreply 56November 20, 2023 7:37 PM

I’d rather be covered with honey and tied to an ant hill.

by Anonymousreply 57November 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 Anonymousreply 58November 20, 2023 8:04 PM

Great post, r56. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 59November 20, 2023 8:04 PM

I recommend visiting its neighbor Nepal. Beautiful country.

by Anonymousreply 60November 20, 2023 8:06 PM

Just remember to stay at Oberoi hotels, only. You'll be fine.

by Anonymousreply 61November 20, 2023 8:08 PM

They use human waste to fertilize their crops.

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by Anonymousreply 62November 20, 2023 8:17 PM

Great post r57. Thx!

by Anonymousreply 63November 20, 2023 8:18 PM

I can’t think of a place I’d rather visit least except Gaza.

by Anonymousreply 64November 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 Anonymousreply 65November 20, 2023 8:23 PM

If I had to go to India, I wouldn't go to the bathroom for the entire trip.

by Anonymousreply 66November 20, 2023 8:25 PM

MARY r66!!!

by Anonymousreply 67November 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 Anonymousreply 68November 20, 2023 8:44 PM

R56, did you have a favorite state or region of India?

by Anonymousreply 69November 20, 2023 9:03 PM

Fuck India!

by Anonymousreply 70November 20, 2023 9:40 PM

Corrupt, shit-encrusted gang-banging killas

by Anonymousreply 71November 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 Anonymousreply 72November 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 Anonymousreply 73November 20, 2023 9:50 PM


by Anonymousreply 74November 20, 2023 10:00 PM

Gangbanging fucks is real!!!! Stop the anti-propaganda propaganda fuckas

by Anonymousreply 75November 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 Anonymousreply 76November 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 Anonymousreply 77November 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 Anonymousreply 78November 20, 2023 11:17 PM

“You know where I’m from, we have this thing it’s called deodorant!!!!!”

by Anonymousreply 79November 20, 2023 11:23 PM

India? No thx,I have an aversion to foul stench.

by Anonymousreply 80November 20, 2023 11:24 PM

Stinks over there cause nobody uses toilets or wipes their asses

by Anonymousreply 81November 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 Anonymousreply 82November 20, 2023 11:39 PM

I could never ever eat their food. Yuk.

by Anonymousreply 83November 20, 2023 11:40 PM

Indian food is tasty.

by Anonymousreply 84November 20, 2023 11:41 PM

Indian food is nasty. I’ve had it and it’s vile.

by Anonymousreply 85November 20, 2023 11:42 PM

not me

by Anonymousreply 86November 20, 2023 11:42 PM

If you visit India, remember to take your poo to the loo.

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by Anonymousreply 87November 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 Anonymousreply 88November 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 Anonymousreply 89November 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.

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by Anonymousreply 91November 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 Anonymousreply 92November 21, 2023 12:35 AM

R14 He’s mad at Modi and the caste system.

by Anonymousreply 93November 21, 2023 12:41 AM

Dear Datalounge, this thread doesn't disappoint

by Anonymousreply 94November 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.

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by Anonymousreply 95November 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 Anonymousreply 96November 21, 2023 1:03 AM

They poop in the streets !!! It's like San Francisco!!! Gurl NO !!!

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by Anonymousreply 97November 21, 2023 1:17 AM

R95, Kerala is called "God's own country" for good reason.

by Anonymousreply 98November 21, 2023 7:38 AM

I’ve only spent one night in Paris……but I did get a nice view in the Hilton.

by Anonymousreply 99November 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 Anonymousreply 100November 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 Anonymousreply 101November 21, 2023 12:57 PM

R11, r55

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 Anonymousreply 102November 21, 2023 1:07 PM

Hell on earth

by Anonymousreply 103November 21, 2023 1:10 PM

No I do not want to vacation there. I still have my pride you know.

by Anonymousreply 104November 21, 2023 1:42 PM

Poor, hot, and dirty.

by Anonymousreply 105November 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 Anonymousreply 106November 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 Anonymousreply 107November 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 Anonymousreply 108November 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?

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by Anonymousreply 110November 21, 2023 9:55 PM

I've been there with my Auntie Mame.

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by Anonymousreply 111November 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 Anonymousreply 112November 21, 2023 11:13 PM

^Les anciennes

by Anonymousreply 113November 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 Anonymousreply 114November 21, 2023 11:59 PM

The Holi Festival looks colorful.

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by Anonymousreply 115November 22, 2023 2:39 AM


by Anonymousreply 116November 22, 2023 2:54 AM

It’s not something I would ever do

by Anonymousreply 117November 22, 2023 3:09 AM

The Dawki River is something amazing to behold.

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by Anonymousreply 118November 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 Anonymousreply 119November 22, 2023 3:23 AM

[quote] STFU GERG [R107]


by Anonymousreply 120November 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 Anonymousreply 121November 22, 2023 5:25 PM

I don't know. Maybe, at least, 18th century hygiene?

by Anonymousreply 122November 23, 2023 12:07 AM

R122, she probably should have done her research first. She certainly has the time and money

by Anonymousreply 123November 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 Anonymousreply 124November 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 Anonymousreply 125November 23, 2023 1:25 AM

R119, yes, you don't hear about it. But that doesn't mean it's not happening.

by Anonymousreply 126November 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 Anonymousreply 127November 23, 2023 2:32 AM

Please say more, r127, since you're clearly an educated poster.

Tell us about this Russian cannibalism

by Anonymousreply 128November 23, 2023 2:37 AM

I've never been to India, but I kinda like the music...

by Anonymousreply 129November 23, 2023 2:38 AM

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by Anonymousreply 130November 23, 2023 2:40 AM

The Mrs. Lovett of St. Petersburg loves the other white meat.

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by Anonymousreply 131November 23, 2023 2:42 AM

lol oh ok

thanks r130, this sounds true to me

by Anonymousreply 132November 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 Anonymousreply 133November 23, 2023 2:46 AM

R133, are you Russian yourself or something?

by Anonymousreply 134November 23, 2023 2:51 AM

Yes r134 I'm a Russian cannibal like all Russians,

I mean, we just love it.

by Anonymousreply 135November 23, 2023 3:44 AM

R135, lol.

I'd rather deal with someone, anyone, from India before I'd deal with Russians and their stupid fucking attitudes.

by Anonymousreply 136November 23, 2023 5:47 AM

And I know Russians, honey.

by Anonymousreply 137November 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 Anonymousreply 138November 23, 2023 6:02 AM

R136 ok "honey."

Maybe see your therapist.

by Anonymousreply 139November 23, 2023 6:03 AM

R136= Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

by Anonymousreply 140November 23, 2023 6:04 AM

R140, awww someone is triggered by Russian criticism

by Anonymousreply 141November 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.

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by Anonymousreply 142November 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 Anonymousreply 143November 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 Anonymousreply 144November 24, 2023 5:04 PM

India (from absolutely all angles) makes Hell look like Versailles.

by Anonymousreply 145November 24, 2023 5:07 PM

Some of the men are terribly attractive.

by Anonymousreply 146November 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 Anonymousreply 147November 25, 2023 12:19 PM

R30 by “Step foot” you mean “set foot”, right?

by Anonymousreply 148November 25, 2023 12:40 PM

I read Shantaram. That was enough.

by Anonymousreply 149November 25, 2023 12:46 PM

No need to be pedantic, r148.

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by Anonymousreply 152November 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 Anonymousreply 153November 25, 2023 7:58 PM

Indian food is magnificent but there is nothing else about India I find very interesting.

by Anonymousreply 154November 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 Anonymousreply 155November 26, 2023 8:05 AM

Don't drink the water, don't eat the food.

by Anonymousreply 156November 26, 2023 10:26 AM

Gay tourists make a wonderful curry!

by Anonymousreply 157November 26, 2023 10:48 AM

Hell to me would be some shitty-nowhere place like Monaco.

by Anonymousreply 158November 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 Anonymousreply 159November 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 Anonymousreply 160November 26, 2023 12:00 PM

You just know their foreskins stink of shit, sheep and niece.

by Anonymousreply 161November 26, 2023 12:18 PM

I can't believe the gays haven't gone on a tangent to adopt cute little Punjabi babies.

by Anonymousreply 162November 26, 2023 12:21 PM

Diarrhoea for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

by Anonymousreply 163November 26, 2023 5:13 PM

R163 It's the old Mumbai mudslide.

by Anonymousreply 164November 26, 2023 6:02 PM

Fucking nasty

by Anonymousreply 165November 26, 2023 6:06 PM

Gangbangin’ killas

by Anonymousreply 166November 26, 2023 6:06 PM

Nah, it's just the Indian dribbly shits.

by Anonymousreply 167November 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 Anonymousreply 168November 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 Anonymousreply 169November 27, 2023 2:14 AM

[quote] They seem to hit the wall at 12.

Pity. Just as they’re approaching peak ripeness.

by Anonymousreply 170November 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 Anonymousreply 171November 27, 2023 3:28 AM

R169 Yes.

by Anonymousreply 172November 27, 2023 4:09 AM

I've had sufficient.


by Anonymousreply 173November 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 Anonymousreply 174November 27, 2023 5:05 AM

Their intestines will never be the same.

by Anonymousreply 175November 27, 2023 5:13 AM

On "The Amazing Race," India always kicks the spoiled Americans' asses. More than anywhere else on earth.

by Anonymousreply 176November 27, 2023 5:24 AM

I thanked India naked.

by Anonymousreply 177November 27, 2023 5:38 AM

r169 Yes

r171 Yes

r176 Yes

by Anonymousreply 178November 27, 2023 11:42 AM

Regarding the discussion earlier in this thread: Russians aren't rapists? Hmm.

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by Anonymousreply 179November 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 Anonymousreply 180November 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.

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by Anonymousreply 181November 27, 2023 2:52 PM

Just watch the Oscars

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by Anonymousreply 182November 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

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by Anonymousreply 183November 27, 2023 3:37 PM

I’m glad she was able to eventually work for NPR.

by Anonymousreply 184November 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 Anonymousreply 185November 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 Anonymousreply 186November 27, 2023 9:35 PM

Well, smell you.

by Anonymousreply 187November 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 Anonymousreply 188November 28, 2023 12:10 AM

I am not familiar with the customs of your country!

by Anonymousreply 189November 28, 2023 12:16 AM

Someone should start a charity that provides Indians deodorant upon their arrival to first world countries.

by Anonymousreply 190November 28, 2023 12:22 AM


by Anonymousreply 191November 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 Anonymousreply 192November 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 Anonymousreply 193November 28, 2023 1:45 AM

According to Wikipedia, the US has the highest number of Indians outside of India.

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by Anonymousreply 194November 28, 2023 1:46 AM

No wonder shitting in the streets has become so commonplace in the us

by Anonymousreply 195November 28, 2023 3:09 AM

R194, I'm shocked it's not the UK.

by Anonymousreply 196November 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 Anonymousreply 197November 28, 2023 4:37 AM

Their movies are messed up

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by Anonymousreply 198November 28, 2023 4:50 AM

Has anyone been to Pondicherry? And then Sri Aurobindo Ashram?

by Anonymousreply 199November 28, 2023 5:05 AM

Why would anyone go there?!?

by Anonymousreply 200November 28, 2023 10:54 AM

The Hawa Mahal Palace in Jaipur looks interesting, R200.

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by Anonymousreply 201November 28, 2023 1:16 PM

[quote] They seem to be more conservative

The understatement of the century.

by Anonymousreply 202November 28, 2023 1:24 PM

All 41 workers safely pulled out from collapsed tunnel in India.

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by Anonymousreply 203November 28, 2023 3:26 PM

The ruins of Hampi are incredible.

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by Anonymousreply 204November 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 Anonymousreply 205November 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 Anonymousreply 206November 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 Anonymousreply 207November 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 Anonymousreply 208November 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 Anonymousreply 209November 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 Anonymousreply 210November 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 Anonymousreply 211November 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.

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by Anonymousreply 212December 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 Anonymousreply 213December 4, 2023 9:37 PM

R213, well, it's matriarchal, too. It was my favorite part of India.

by Anonymousreply 214December 4, 2023 10:42 PM

A melting pot of despair.

by Anonymousreply 215December 4, 2023 10:50 PM

A melting pot of despair, shit and curry.

by Anonymousreply 216December 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 Anonymousreply 217December 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 Anonymousreply 218December 5, 2023 10:39 AM

R207 iirc there have been large protests in support of rapists in india

by Anonymousreply 219December 5, 2023 10:40 AM

I like the burning tires around the neck in Africa better.

by Anonymousreply 220December 5, 2023 12:16 PM

I’d rather go to east St. Louis

by Anonymousreply 221December 5, 2023 3:26 PM

R221 we'd rather you go there too.

by Anonymousreply 222December 5, 2023 9:15 PM

Is the Taj Mahal worth it?

by Anonymousreply 223December 6, 2023 1:13 AM

Does Gary count?

I know I’ve been to South Bend, and some lake west of Cincinnati.

by Anonymousreply 224December 6, 2023 1:55 AM

I’m sure Gary is better than India

by Anonymousreply 225December 6, 2023 2:41 AM

R225, are you sure?

by Anonymousreply 226December 6, 2023 6:33 PM

[quote] I’m sure Gary is better than India

That’s ignorant.

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by Anonymousreply 227December 6, 2023 7:07 PM

Da Taj Ma Hal

by Anonymousreply 228December 6, 2023 10:18 PM

never ever ever ever ever ever

by Anonymousreply 229December 6, 2023 10:22 PM

They’re nice once they’ve left India and have been socialized!

by Anonymousreply 230December 6, 2023 11:08 PM

Why would I visit a shit hole?

by Anonymousreply 231December 6, 2023 11:24 PM

I’d like to visit Tikka Masala.

by Anonymousreply 232December 6, 2023 11:27 PM

R218, I'm amazed that gets past Reddit moderators.

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