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Need advice: Anyone ever been to India?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Claws for Concern, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    I am a few days away from leaving on a jet plane for Delhi, India. After arriving there two days after leaving Los Angeles, I will be there one week. I am trailing a group of college students who are there (and have been there since Jan. 3) for a class studying religious diversity in India.

    I've been to Europe, but that is the extent of my foreign travel. India is a whole different kind of trip and experience for me. Aside from not drinking the water, avoiding the street vendor food, salads, monkeys and dogs, wearing sunscreen and plenty of mosquito repellent, I'm curious to know what advice the SportsJournalists.com community can offer me.

    I've already had my shots for the trip -- tetanus, typhoid, polio, hepatitis A -- pills for malaria and I have a visa (in addition to my passport) all set.

    Any thoughts?
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    George Costanza didn't trust the bathrooms. But he might have gotten some faulty advice.

    I hope that helps.
  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    The Seinfeld episode in India (and flashbacks) was on last night and I got a few laughs out of it.
  4. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    There probably won't be any hockey games for you to take in. But India TODAY might have the CSF scores.
  5. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    They still have the plague. Can you believe it?

    One of the best episodes.

    But no, never been to India.
  6. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Do a story on The Great Khali while you're over there.

    And tell them that The Baron sent you :D
  7. LeoDrummond

    LeoDrummond New Member

    Say that you're from Union Carbide.

    Pack condensed milk with pictures of cows on the side.

    Ask where the nearest McDonald's is.
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    So that's where I saw it. I couldn't remember if I watched it on television or on my DVD. Thanks.

    And it was an amazing episode, especially with FDR -- Franklin Delano Romanowski.
  9. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    My former pastor is from India.

    That's about the extent of what I have to offer, though. :D
  10. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Go take a look at Assembly Hall in Bloomington.
  11. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    I had a buddy that worked in India for a number of years.

    His one thing to bring: Patience

    He tells a story of going on a safari-type trip on which he had an Indian guide.
    They are out in the middle of nowhere, or what passes for it in India, night is falling, and he discovers the batteries in his guide-provided flashlight are dead.
    Concerned, he tells his guide that he has no light.
    The guide's reply (and you have to affect an Indian accent and the intent of the guide, which was to alleviate his guests embarrassment: "No worry, sir. My batteries, too, are dead."
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Tell them my interest rate is too high and you want to speak to a supervisor on my behalf.
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