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India Never Bores

June 2010
India Never Bores

Kyle Jarrard of the New York Times recently visited India and found it to be a country where “nothing remains idle” and surprises abound. A trip to Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu provided an exclamation mark. “Outside an Internet cafe in Pondi there is a tremendous explosion one morning,” Jarrard writes. “Men swarm in the street. We fear terrorism and venture out only after a while. It turns out to be local police officers wishing their chief happy birthday with enough fireworks to blow out everyone’s eardrums.”

Linda Mullally, a columnist for The Herald in Monterey County, California, got a few surprises herself in India, such as when she encountered traffic in Varanasi. “The concept of lane driving is only five years old in India apparently, and has not made its way to Varanasi,” she writes. “It's an E-ticket ride through the streets of this town weaving between bicycles, pedestrians, rickshaws and loose cows. I don't recommend deep breathing to alleviate the stress. … Indian driving motto: Good brakes, good horn and good luck!”

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