Monthly Archives: July 2010

Indian Dog Milkers: Where Are They Now?

Arriving in India’s Himachal Pradesh, the first thing a visitor notices is the abundance of dogs with excessively long, dangly, neglected nipples. Sadly, unmilked dogs are everywhere, and never before in — or with — such volumes as today. In … Continue reading

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Steve v. Vashisht Barber

It was that time of the year again: Steve needed his thick, flowing, beautiful golden mane reined in. He’d known this for awhile, but for days, recalling the Cop Dad Devon turned into after his own brush with an Indian … Continue reading

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Well, We Just Learned Something

“The Mantoux test (also known as the Mantoux screening test, Tuberculin Sensitivity Test, Pirquet test, or PPD test for Purified Protein Derivative) is a diagnostic tool for tuberculosis. It is one of the two major tuberculin skin tests used in … Continue reading

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What We’re Listening To Right Now!

We never thought we’d be one of those annoying people in India or elsewhere with songs on our cell phone that we’d play all day long through tinny no-def speakers, but life often throws you curveballs and you just have … Continue reading

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That’s Entertainment!…?

It was the balcony of the Rainbow Cafe in Vashishit. Children were yelling in Tibetan, Devon was hacking up blood, I was just sort of angry about things – mostly the fact that I’d just had Giardia. And then this … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Buses III: Leh to Manali

Actually, this ride wasn’t bad at all. On the first day, we sat behind Arju, a 20 year old Indian student who was unjustly cast from his enviable window seat by a young mother who had a hair trigger on … Continue reading

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Coughing Up Blood and About 8 Bucks

In Leh, I spent most of the week off recklessly, naively and inexperiencedly tearing around Ladakh’s hundreds of kilometers of long wide open desert road, dizzying mountain passes and cliff-clinging scenic river byways on my rented Royal Enfield 350cc Bullet … Continue reading

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