"Do they have cows on the streets in India?"
"Why do women have red dots on their foreheads?"
"And how do people in India watch cricket for days in a row without getting bored?"
These are just some of the questions I still get asked by Americans. And I dont think I do justice to describing India. Marks' travel tales from India are simply the best. I have spent hours on this website, and inspite of being Indian, I don't think I can tell tales from India as well as this guy!
Consider this excerpt from his tale on watching a Bond movie in a theatre in India...
"The cinema in India is an interactive event: people don't sit silently through a film, they jeer and clap and yell and scream. And so with James Bond the clichés elicit a raucous response from the crowd: when Q turns up with his latest gizmos, they go wild; when the stunt at the start of the film ends up in a near-death explosion of mayhem, destruction and a skin-of-the-teeth escape by Bond, they leap about in a frenzy; and when he saves the world from certain catastrophe, they're practically spasmodic with ecstatic relief."
Mark's travels in India and Nepal