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India Is Home To The World’s Biggest Outdoor Laundromat
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India Is Home To The World’s Biggest Outdoor Laundromat

Lest you think all records in The Guinness Book of World Records are inane, useless markers of time-poorly-spent by various humans around the world, consider this one: Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat was noted as the record holder for the “most people hand-washing clothes simultaneously at a single location” in March 2011. […]

Oprah: “I Heard Some Indian People Eat With Their Hands”
Oprah: “I Heard Some Indian People Eat With Their Hands”

Oprah: “I Heard Some Indian People Eat With Their Hands”

To the rest of the world: On behalf of all American travelers, I’m sorry. I know that according to recent polls, you think Americans are the worst tourists, and that angers me. Perhaps it’s not making much difference, but one of my goals through this humble site, and something I’m […]

The Other Face Of India
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The Other Face Of India

A group of smiling young faces stare back at you from the photograph. Their bodies are thin and semi-clothed, and they are sitting in filth; a stagnated water puddle serves as a befitting background. Kids of slum dwellers in Kolkata are extremely excited at having their picture taken. Their joviality […]

A Case For Travel Photography Before Digital Cameras
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A Case For Travel Photography Before Digital Cameras

The BBC recently featured a number of noted photographer Pablo Bartholomew’s stunning black-and-white pictures of Mumbai (then Bombay) from the ’70s and ’80s, a time long before steel barons and call center magnates began erecting tall glass homes and whole neighborhoods were transformed, making room for the country’s burgeoning middle […]

Tips For Train Travel In Mumbai (Personal Space Not Included)
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Tips For Train Travel In Mumbai (Personal Space Not Included)

The instant I start to get annoyed at fellow passengers while on the New York City subway, I remind myself, “Matt, things could be much worse. If you think this is crowded, picture what it’s like in Tokyo, Moscow or Mumbai right now.” Then my heart rate slows, I jab […]

Destinations To Help Cure World Cup Blues
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Destinations To Help Cure World Cup Blues

Now that the World Cup is officially over, outside of Spain, the world is feeling quite a void right now. One spin through your Facebook statuses will prove that. So when Team England bowed out of the tourney, the UK-based Wanderlust had more than enough reasons to create a list […]

Mumbai: Experiencing Orchestrated Chaos
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Mumbai: Experiencing Orchestrated Chaos

I have always been hyper-organized, borderline dogmatic, and would get frustrated anytime things did not go according to plan. Even growing up, some people were proud to say they make full, three-second stops at stop signs. Actually, just today I was hollered at by a lady across the street as I glided through a […]

Welcome To The Temple Of Peace And Harmony. Now, Spread ‘Em!
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Welcome To The Temple Of Peace And Harmony. Now, Spread ‘Em!

Just as America has it’s 9/11 which altered its future, India has it’s November, 2008. Unfortunately, the results of these events are a part of the times we currently live in. This post on IntelligentTravel is a sobering reminder of that. The article talks about the security measures instated at […]

Organized Chaos Meets Chaotic Chaos: Welcome To Mumbai
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Organized Chaos Meets Chaotic Chaos: Welcome To Mumbai

In a city of 21 million (with some parts containing more than a million people per square mile), it’s almost impossible in Mumbai to come by peace and quiet or to avoid images of heartbreak while traveling in the city. As David Farley describes in his piece at World Hum, […]