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Old 4th May 2009, 16:39   #16
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its all a matter of conjecture and perspective..one could say many indians dont know much about other countries too..it goes both ways
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ok could not find a hippo race but did find this:

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There was this customer who came down from UK to our office. He saw all the cows on Hosur road and asked my manager the next day if they were wild cows or domestic pets kept by families.
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viddy,
should have replied saying they belonged to the coffee shops for fresh milk!!
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guys actually speaking on friday a friend and me were driving to mysore and near srirangapatna actually saw two elephants being trucked!! one elephant in each truck.

Later on near nanjangud we saw a few guys walking with Indian flags and were thinking its some campaign, to our utter amazement we saw a stark naked man leading them!!! it was some form of protest.


HIPPO race will keep you updated, right now trying to figure out the different classes/categories for them to participate.
Lol, Iceman, I guess it was the elephant race and the elephants were going there. The naked man might have read the dress code rules for the hippo race (come naked) and thought the same rules apply. hee hee

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yeah sammy very very possible. And considering my state I could have been confused
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....even Indians asks similar questions to fellow Indians if that second person happens to be from a remote place.....
The second person doesn't even have to be a remote place. Some samples I have heard when living in Madras and visiting Bombay:

"Madras mein kaunsi bhasha chalti hai? (Which language is spoken in Madras?) Talegoo, Malyalam ya Kannad?"

"You are from Madras? Where in Madras? Kerala?"


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You never know, next time when you folks go to Goa, there could be this Hippo race happening, given all the popularity its getting on this thread
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Great thread, very funny also.

I have been asked in the US " Isn't all of India desert?"
"Do you guys have McDonalds"
One girl was so impressed to know that I have seen an elephant!!!!
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So next Bangy TBHp meet @ Goa's "Hippo Race", pls post confirmations, Amit you can keep count and collect.
Don't let clothed guys in!!
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Q: Can you send me the Indiana Pacers matches schedule? ( France )
A: Indiana is a state in the Unites States of…oh forget it. Sure, the Indiana Pacers matches are played every Tuesday night in Goa , straight after the hippo races. Come naked.
hehe.... gotta love hippo races!

people here have the strangest ideas about india!

some of the best (worst) ones include:
- do people have cars or do they ride elephants/cows?
- india consists of only poverty and call-centers. (***?)
- All indians can dance really well.
- Is there McDonalds?
- All indian men where turbans.
- we only eat curry.
- we all speak like apu from the simpsons.
- indian people have a natural way with computers

cheers
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Something I've experienced for 2 years while being a TA (teaching assistant) in Grad school. My students would want to know:
1) Where India was?
2) If India was in Indiana?
3) The same elephants & snakes & cows (etc etc) on the streets?
4) Flying carpets!! Do you get them in India? ( Wouldn't I own one, and save $1700 for a flight ticket, you morons!! ).
5) Does everyone learn 'fire-eating', rope walking & other stunts in school? ( oh hell yeah, we can't graduate without a few death defying stunts!).
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One thing I came back with after coming back from Thailand was that all thai people seem to agree Indian's are cheap!
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I happened to speak to this chick from USA, She happened to have a Honda civic.

We had a small conversation about the car and then she asks me
"Do you guys have Honda in India?"

I was like
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One thing I came back with after coming back from Thailand was that all thai people seem to agree Indian's are cheap!
I think most Indians would agree to that too!

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I happened to speak to this chick from USA, She happened to have a Honda civic.

We had a small conversation about the car and then she asks me
"Do you guys have Honda in India?"

I was like
That somehow seems like a valid question. Especially when you consider that Honda was non-existent in India till 8 years ago. And also that India is still missing many brands that Americans take for granted, ex: Cadillac, Ferrari, Subaru, Mercury, Lincoln.......
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