Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Legend of Stealy Dan

Freud argued that society is sick, and that deep within us we all secretly crave its destruction. Now, raving cokehead pervert Jewface or not, he certainly had a point if you consider the near universal affection for bandits. Ned Kelly, … Continue reading

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Kashmiri Weddings: A How to Guide

Love is in the air in Kashmir (as well as stones, bullets, and weird theories about society and evolution inanely harvested from the Koran) and with premarital pank-hankery frowned upon by all cultures within the nearest several thousand miles, one … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Buses II: Shimla to Pahalgam

After two days in a mosquito and monkey-prone monastery room in rather-revolting Rewalsar, we were excited to return to Shimla. Well, not excited to return to the godawful tourist trap we’d already suffered three days in, but rather the thought … Continue reading

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Ball Boiling 101

It’s a proven opinion: now and then Western Medicine just ain’t worth its saltpeter. And you don’t have to be a boily-faced Kashmiri villager seeking counsel of the local “chicken doctor” or even a nomadic goat-herding Bakarwal smearing cow shit … Continue reading

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Davey and the Conifer Crew

In the week we spent doing largely nothing in Dharamkot/Bhagsu, the foresty hippy hamlet beyond Dharamsala, we found ourselves mostly doing it here at the Conifer Cafe. Baited to us as the place where our CouchSurfing semi-host and prospective marriage-for-visa … Continue reading

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Tinker, Tailor, Pantsless Boy

You’re half a world away from home and you have an offensive hole in your crotch, and you lack the drive to subject yourself to a pair of heavily accessoried “Calvin Kliine” jeans. What is a boy to do?!? Well, there’s always the tailors … Continue reading

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Shave and a Haircut: Too Bad

Already miffed by Rewalsar Lake, the sacred and allegedly beautiful mountaintop lake that turned out to be a brackish green monkey-guarded duckpond circumnavigable in eight minutes flat, our boys wondered how they could keep their spiral headed downward. “I know!” … Continue reading

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