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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]