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Old 19th May 2010, 22:03   #61
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Shows that Love is beyond everything!

Nice to know that you called the driver Mr. Shows your calibre!

Mr. Mazhar on a tanga! Please post the pic of the horse. Please post the pic of Mr. Mazhar on the tanga as well. This is going to be an awesome log!
Ladies and gendlemen! Mr. Mazhar is actually Unoczar's version of JAGGA!

Thanks.. ummm.. JAGGA??


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A note about Panna, much of it is forest; The Panna Tiger Reserve. We were dead scared just before reaching Panna, as we had to pass through one of the most scariest terrain, small single lane road, wide enough for just one scorpio, jungle on both sides and to add to that not a soul for almost an hour. We were most relieved when reached that place.

Between the jungle we came across a small village, we stopped by to ask directions, we knew hindi is widely spoken in MP, so i asked-

bhai, Panna?
Ainge jainge!
huh?
seendha ainge...
acha! seedha aage?
hainge!

(read it 2-3 times to get the hang of it)

LOL! we were laughing all the way to Panna, they werent tribals or anything, normals like us on bikes, and both of them spoke the same way! HAHA!

Anyways, A small town that Panna is, we found a decent lodge for 350 a night and a beautiful place to eat, an old haveli remodeled into a hotel and roof restaurant. Excellent food for much less. Hotel Raj Laxmi if i'm not wrong. Its near the bus stand. One hazy pic attached.

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Next we went to Jhansi, it was very hot, i got a good tan! We hired a guide Nisaar Ahmed saab! he explained everything, heriocs of a very young Jhansi ki Rani, how she fought the Angrez, and how she jumped off a 15 feet wall on her horse with her son! Great, not wasting much time there, we moved on to Gwalior. But not before having some soothing Shikwanji! I had 3, and even filled half a liter of it. SLURP!


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Old 19th May 2010, 22:04   #62
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This is a really hooking travelogue. I've never seen anything closely similar to this ever. And for the first time , ive read a whole thread( well at least up to this point) non-stop.

You are a great writer too, full of humor and satire.

In fact, i think this story should be made into a movie

Waiting for more pics..
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If I am not wrong the first picture is at Dichpalli Railway Gate after Kamareddy and the rock mountain is before Nirmal.

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This is a really hooking travelogue. I've never seen anything closely similar to this ever. And for the first time , ive read a whole thread( well at least up to this point) non-stop.

You are a great writer too, full of humor and satire.

In fact, i think this story should be made into a movie

Waiting for more pics..
hey thanks buddy, but really i'm not a good writer, great you enjoyed this.

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If I am not wrong the first picture is at Dichpalli Railway Gate after Kamareddy and the rock mountain is before Nirmal.

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you must be right... i dint pay much attention.
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Hi Unoczar,

I cant agree more of what others have to say about this travelogue. Its fantabulous to say the least. Looking forward to more pics.
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In fact, i think this story should be made into a movie
Somebody - please send a link to Priyadarshan and Paresh Rawal! We have a contender here for eclipsing "Hera Pheri"

By I've heard about a "bee in the bonnet"... what's this? - the "bee trying to get into the bottle"
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Somebody - please send a link to Priyadarshan and Paresh Rawal! We have a contender here for eclipsing "Hera Pheri"
Mr. Mazhar's role (the driver) will then be played by Rajpal Yadav then.
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I cant agree more of what others have to say about this travelogue. Its fantabulous to say the least. Looking forward to more pics.
hey thanks.. abhi toh shuru hua hai bhai.. we're just into day 3! more coming up, just a little busy..

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Somebody - please send a link to Priyadarshan and Paresh Rawal! We have a contender here for eclipsing "Hera Pheri"

By I've heard about a "bee in the bonnet"... what's this? - the "bee trying to get into the bottle"
apne mazhar bhai calls it a "DIKORI", first i was scared, but then the shikwanji fellow said,

aap inko dabaogey nahi, ye aapko katenge nahi.
acha (said i, quitely taking a pic.)

they were attracted to the sweet in the bottles. That shikwanji sure is delicious in hot weather!
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they were attracted to the sweet in the bottles. That shikwanji sure is delicious in hot weather!
Isn't it called Shikanji?
I used to have liters of it to beat the 50 Degree heat in Rajasthan!
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Mr. Mazhar's role (the driver) will then be played by Rajpal Yadav then.

whos JAGGA?

and i've posted another peculiar looking of mr. mazhar just for you! hehe..

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So, after quenching our thirsts we took the road to gwalior, its around about 110 KMS from Jhansi. Gwalior is a rapidly developing city, something which was a boon for us on our way back. Smooth roads, a pretty decent Mall (Dindayal city Mall), and all areas bustling with activity.

The sun was taking its toll on us, as we managed to get into the Raja Man Singh Tomar Fort, which is beautiful. Even after 500 years, the colors are still on the walls, the architecture is suberp. We visited the main fort which has 2 floors underground, and theres a warning that you can easily get lost, so the guide is must (Rs. 50 only). Take guide inside the premises, outside they'll charge 200! This goes for all the sites in India, well almost.

Catching a glimpse of the Saas-Bahu temple, we went on out of the fort which is on a huge mountain, many huge rocks of which are carved out showing off various idols of gods may be.

Included in the pics are...The fort, one of the many courtyards inside that features an arch which is perfect for a kodak moment!, a bat which was run out!, the saas-bahu temples, and two cows which seemed unusual to me.

I asked our guide about the saas-bahu myth, so his explanation was this...

bhai saab, ye saas-bahu ka kissa kya hai?
dekhiye, jo Raja Man Singh ke mother they, unko pooja path ka bada shaukh tha, toh wo is bade waale mandir mein jaati thi. Jab Raja Man Singh ki biwi bhi ushi mandir mein jaane lagi, to unki maata ji ko acha nahi laga, is wajeh se Raja ji ne ek aur chhota mandir wahi pe banwa diya!
Achha!


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Next: AGRA, and Mr. Mazhar's TANGA ride!
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Isn't it called Shikanji?
I used to have liters of it to beat the 50 Degree heat in Rajasthan!

hi bro, it probably is, i read here in central india in hindi "SHIKWANJI", and in delhi i read "SHIKANJI" in hindi of course, so both are correct i guess. It sure tastes great and thats what matters!
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hi bro, it probably is, i read here in central india in hindi "SHIKWANJI", and in delhi i read "SHIKANJI" in hindi of course, so both are correct i guess. It sure tastes great and thats what matters!
It's SHIKAN-JAWI and not SHIK-WANJI.

And yes, you are right, SHIKANJAWI and SHIKANJI is one and a same thing used to quench thirst.

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Nice.
I am hooked.
btw is that Bat dead or what?
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Jagga is the hero of the travelogue put up by SmartCat.
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CZAR.How i wish we had history teachers like you during our school days. I would have certainly stayed away from evil thoughts such as locking up my history teacher in a dungeon and throw away the key into outer space !
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