Thursday, March 27, 2008

Travel Advisory To India


Well for all the foreign nationals visiting India there are few points that you must strictly adhere to if you do not want to turn your Indian picnic into a nightmare. Women travelers should be extra cautious while visiting India. Crime against women is a norm in India.
  1. Never ever fall into a trap if some one tries desperately to befriend you.
  2. Stay clear of secluded spots.
  3. Do not travel or party late nights. Call of a night at max 11:00 pm. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
  4. Most guides and travel agents will try to rip off so cross check with your fellow Indian travelers with the correct fares and prices of commodities.
  5. Be extra cautious about your baggage and guard against even children, as in the garb of their innocent looks they will make do with your booty.
  6. Stay away from cheap accommodation. In the past 3-4 years there have been many instances of rape by the staffers of these cheap hotels (or motels as they are called in the US).
  7. For female travelers, it is better if they have a male company otherwise it is very dangerous to tour India. Also for the female travelers, despite the hot weather it is always advisable to wear clothes that cover most of your body as it eliminate any unwarranted attention from some (in fact most) Indian men with hight testosterone drives.
  8. Drink only bottled water. Some good one are BISLERI, AQUAFINA, KINGFISHER etc. Insist on these two as other ones are cheap duplicates that compromise both on your money and health.
  9. Do not try the street food because only Indian people have the digestive system to filter this stuff.
  10. Lastly if you are traveling with your teen aged children (especially girls), make a point that they are with you all the time. The case in point is the molestation of British girls by some Keralite hooligans on the new years night 2008 and the more recent Scarlette Keeling murder case.
Being an Indian citizen it is my responsibility that whoever visits my country has a pleasant and happy time. It absolutely disgust me to see violent crimes being committed against tourist especially women. The above 10 points are to be kept in mind by any traveler visiting India and believe me it will nullify at least 70 percent chance of the tourist getting into trouble. I think Women travelers should strictly follow the above 10 points to ward off any unnecessary hiccups in their visit to India. The rest is up to the destiny of the individual travelers.
Lastly and most importantly, follow your intuition and gut feeling because even the airports are not safe in India. This is proven by the fact that cases of molestation are common place at the IGI airport New Delhi.

Happy touring India

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Most Indian Men Are Lechers

Hi all, being an Indian male gives you a free hand in giving the females a tough time. Having observed the psyche of Indian men especially over a period of time I find them chauvinist, lecherous towards the fairer sex. In market places I quite often see men and boys ogling at women (don't ask me places where they focus there eyes on). At crowded places they never miss any opportunity to get there hands on a women's assets, testimony to it are the famous incidents of eve teasing in Mumbai during the last 2 new year revelries. Today as well while buying fruits I could see a group of boys ogling and passing obscene comments on two foreigner girls. Seriously there has to be done something about it. It is happening all too often and the audacity of these people is scaling new proportions day by day.
I find these men and boys very weak from inside that is the reason they want to show there manly side by resorting to such petty things. It would rather do there future some good if they could spend this time on some constructive endeavors. I always believe that harassing a female or abusing her body is the worst sin that anyone could commit but the same is being committed with such impunity that it has become a norm rather than an exception. If a stand is not taken against these crimes then GOD save Indian women.
All the talk about our culture is sheer nonsense and bullshit. In the garb of our cultural heritage all the wrong that could be committed against women is committed. How many of us realize and accept rape within marriage? These are just some of the issues about which I am really concerned and would soon file a public interest litigation to do my bit. Till then if any of you feel the same as me, your comments are always welcome.