Friday, March 03, 2006,8:03 AM
They are me, I am them

This is roughly India for you, I am not trying to scare you off, We survive here and I love it. I am enjoying every bit of my life here, being one of them.

Please read my very first post
in Daylight Again

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  • 9:51 AM, Blogger e2d

    The colors are soooo AWESOME!!! where else can u get a pic this colorful and so full of adventure.
    the boat full of peple ---where is it?
    The middle pic---Rajasthan I suppose.
    I wonder if u have seen Gandhi?-Richard attenborough's.The last pic reminds me of a scene from that movie.(one of my fav)
    where was this plce...somewhere in north Inida?I would love to sit on top of the train and travel.The closest I came to was when I was in Andhra and me and a friend had to go to this slightly remote tribal village and the only service available were jeeps and that too only a couple of them .So half the village would cram into the little space(especially on a market day) and that day we found some people sitting on the roof.We asked the driver if we too could sit there and then he and some of the other women totally disapproved.So a couple of men volunteered to sit on the top and we ended up sitting at the back ,with the women squeezed in the middle.Not very fair...but didnt want to be disrespectful either.
    And yea...i can see why you are enjoying yr life there...pls continue to do so.
    I havent read the link yet.Will do that.

  • 10:14 AM, Blogger Rauf

    On my way to Silent valley e2dees, had to take a jeep, Mannarkad, mukkhali Aghali, already full and the guy was waiting for some more passengers, I was wondering where they would sit. put my ruc sac on top, I was hanging outside, a couple of sweet guys were holding me. I could hold only one bar. Believe me e2dees, the driver was driving the jeep hanging out of his seat. I meens he was outside the vehicle and driving it, as there were 2 people sitting on his seat, driving like a maniac on mountain roads, only his hands on the wheel and his feet on the pedals were inside, rest of his body was outside.

    Yea Gandhi is my fav. movie too remember each and every scene.

    yupsee send picture is Rajasthan, I had no elbow room, I couldn't take the picture of two goats perhaps more on board. and it was smelling as the goats were peeing to glory, Had great fun. I really don't mind the stink e2dees.

  • 10:20 AM, Blogger Rauf

    Sorry, the boat full of people are in tamilnadu, paravaikadu on andhra border.

  • 10:05 PM, Blogger Davo

    sheesh, and here's me posting pictures of empty dinghys to try to make a point.

    Always enjoy your Pics ..and anecdotes.
    Cheers, d.

  • 10:44 PM, Blogger Rauf

    Thanks Davo
    There's no elbow room there, but there's a lot of room in their hearts.
    Keep smiling Davo, not a great idea, but things have changed. Talking to yourself aloud 5 years ago was a mental disorder, but today its pretty normal when you are having a hands free mobile.

  • 11:17 PM, Blogger Davo

    .. or access to broadband internet .. very wry smile.

  • 11:46 PM, Blogger Rauf

    Yes Devo, thats going to be another blog, how far we can let the internet into our lives, been postponing this for a month.

  • 7:15 AM, Blogger Patty

    Beautiful photos, Rauf.

  • 9:23 AM, Blogger Rauf

    Please don't let these pictures scare you Patty. there's a lot of fun if you join them. Very sweet people in Rajasthan. Took the train picture on my way to Jodhpur.

  • 10:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    best regards, nice info
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