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Someone I know told me she went to India to work for a year and her son was furious. What was he going to do there?
Simple. Living in Canada, he hadn’t heard of the word cricket.
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One aspect that drove me to the end of my tether in India was Indian music. I’m not talking about the Ravi Shankar sita bita mita stuff. I mean the Bollywood Kollywood genre that pelted out from radios set at top volume with those high pitched female squealers.
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Waiting in line at the checkout, I often read the smutty magazine one-liners when I saw
Hollywood’s latest hunk about a guy I wouldn’t look twice at. Continue reading They hadn’t visited Tamil Nadu
When I was in India, western fast food hadn’t infiltrated its borders. You either ate curry, or you didn’t eat.
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Rameswaram offered sadus a livelihood, not that their needs were great.
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Before I went to India, I’d never tried tea or coffee but it didn’t take long for the addiction to set in.
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Clustered near Ramanthaswamy Temple was a Brahmin restaurant with the crispiest masala dosas.
Continue reading Rameswarm’s Brahmin restaurant.