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Old 20th June 2010, 12:52   #16
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Alappuzha - Ernakulam - Thrissur - Kozhikode - Mahe - Thalassery - Kasargod.
The Rain Gods showed absolutely no mercy on them.
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Old 20th June 2010, 12:57   #17
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Default Meeting Neil in Mangalore

They received a mail from a Gentleman called Neil Rodregues, who was interested in meeting them and welcome them in mangalore. They connected and met him at a suggested location.
In the pictures you see the team gifting Neil some Tantalizing India merchandise in the form of travel poster sponsered by Chumbak.in
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Old 20th June 2010, 14:35   #19
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The Team reached Belgaum via Panjim - Sawantwadi on the 19th. June @ 2345 hrs. Family, friends and fans were there to greet them.Name:  DSC_0794.jpg
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Aadil gifting Uday of www.allaboutbelgaum.com some merchandise of Chumbak.in
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Prasad gifting the team some RB cans.
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Default From Aamchi Mumbai to Apnu Amdavad !

They left Belgaum @ 0215 hrs and reached Mumbai in the morning.They did a live interview with Radio City 91.1 FM. They then took the route to Gujarat. They stopped at a Dhaba " Dil-E-Punjab located at Chellar Bhatta.
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On the way to Bharuch, We noticed that a couple of cars were frantically waving at us on the highway and passing some signals. We pulled over.
all these guys were from bangalore were on the way to sulk in the beauty of leh. " Leh Hogana? " is what they had printed on their t-shirts.
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Our close friend Ronak Prajapati was waiting for us when we parked in at S.G. Highway to treat us to a much awaited filling dinner at Mirch Masala in Ahmedabad. The entrees included a couple of platters of lightly skewered kebabs followed by a couple of main course dishes accompanied by cheese naans. Let me not get into the details of what we had coz if I do, I’m certain I’m gonna ask Sameer to take a U turn and head to Ahmedabad again.
For dessert, Ronak called in for a round of hot pipping jalebees which we happily greased ourselves with. We’d like to thank Ronak for taking time out and treating us to this amazing experience. He’s a fantastic guy – really!
A little after 11, we left for Gandhinagar followed by Godhra and onto Indore and Bhopal.
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Old 21st June 2010, 16:44   #22
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Default Happy Birthday Sameer !

As per our last post, the previous 24 hours had been simply wonderful. Reception by Belgaum Fans, Surprises by our families, Dinner at Home, Radio City, Dil-E-Punjab, a whale of a time with Ronak, the works.
While we were having dinner at Mirch Masala last nite, I excused myself with Ronak and got out of the restaurant for a few minutes so that I could smuggle the birthday cake Ronak had got for us upon me and Ratheesh requesting him for Sameer’s birthday.
After dinner, we left for Gandhinagar. As soon as we got into the car, Sameer crashed since he’d driven all day long. He slept like a baby. Shortly after Gandhinagar, we made a stop, while Sameer was still sleeping and got the cake out and placed it on the bonnet of our car.
We woke Sameer up and told him that the car broke down. He woke up as if a bolt struck him with lightening and rushed out to see what was wrong. When he saw the birthday cake on the bonnet, he started smiling. And we started loading him up with some birthday bumps.
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Happy Birthday Sameer! Wish you all the happiness in the world!
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Default Juggad in rajasthan

If you happen to visit Rajasthan, the chances are that you may come across some odd-looking vehicles zooming past the road. Something very similar happened with Tantalizing India.
We entered into Rajasthan yesterday and we’re cruising at about 50 kmph when we saw some rather cool looking unusual vehicle forms. Immediately Sameer hit the brakes, I grabbed the camera and we barged out to see what this really was.
Ratheesh was already on the guy who was driving this weird vehicle and started conversing with him while I frantically started taking pictures. Upon questioning Naresh, a local who was driving this vehicle, he brought to our notice that what he was driving is called ‘Jugaad’.
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Shortly after entering Madhya Pradesh yesterday, we hit into a small village called Gandhinagar. Lots of truckers and traffic prevailed on the the highway that we barged into.
As we went a little further ahead, we noticed that a stout man – may be in his thirties very narrowly escaped death by a speeding trucker. We immediately turned around in our Ford and went about in our search of that midget.
Got into a couple of streets, a little bit of digging here and there and we found our man. They call him Aijaz Pathan. Aged 32, this guy barely managed to reach our waist in terms of height.
However, an aura of positive energy surrounded him through and through. Smiling with popping eyes, he seemed kindled and at first scared when we came about asking for him.

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Initially when questioned, he told us his name was Manoj but as we soaked into a conversation, he eased out and started interacting with us. Aijaz stays in a small joint which houses his father, nine brothers and one sister.
For the last five years, he’s been working as a daily wager. He does odd jobs that earn him his daily living like transferring goods from here and there on his four wheeler cart. Previously, he used to work in a tyre manufacturing unit.
Aijaz has never travelled to any destination till date. He’s been born and brought up in Gandhinagar and has seen no other place than Gandhinagar. He states that he likes it in Gandhinagar and doesn’t really care about visiting other places.
He works from 10 in the morning to 6 in the evening. Enjoys chatting with his buddies and sleeps everyday from 8 pm to 9 am. Currently unmarried, he’s proud of the fact that he makes his own living.
What we liked about Aijaz is that inspite of all the hardships he’s faced in life, his body language still elucidates confidence, keeps flashing his smile every now and then and says he’s very content and happy with life.
He stays close to Badi Masjid in Gandhinagar, Madhya Pradesh.
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Old 21st June 2010, 17:01   #25
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Their present location today 21.06.10 @ 1700 hrs. is Amritsar.

They update their blod www.tantalizingindia.com where you can see their live location through GPS latitude feed.

I am updating this thread on behalf of the Tantalizing team. hope you all will like it.

Sahir Kittur

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Old 21st June 2010, 17:17   #26
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Nice Going. looks like the guys are having very good fun all along the way. Thanks Sahir for the continued updates.
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Great stuff there Sahir. Thanks for the updates.
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Great stuff Sahir. I dig the guy in the lungi!! Nice attire for a comfortable drive!!
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If meeting Aijaz Pathan, was intriguing, what followed next is something that we never thought we could come across against. We were catching up with Rajasthan and we’re cruising comfortably, when we spotted an age old blue colored Maruti 800 drifting along the highway with a couple of Babas in it.
Sameer’s eyes sparkled, a wry smile appeared on my face and Ratheesh waved out to the Babas and whaled out ‘Jai Bhole!’ – the Babas responded in unison and smiled. Ratheesh asked them if they could pull over to have a short conversation with us and to which they agreed.
We started talking to them and asked them where they we’re off to and they replied they were headed towards Kota in Rajasthan. Apparently, they’re avid travelers and keep driving around. So why was Tantalizing India making a blog post on a couple of Babas driving around to Kota?
Well, heres what startled us. One of the Babas had a beard which was kind of folded round n round. Upon noticing which, Ratheesh couldn’t help but ask, ‘Baba, yeh daadi…….’ to which the Baba smiled and replied ‘Yeh…….’ and he started unfolding his beard.
When the beard unfolded Tantalizing India was taken aback – Sameer was like “No way…..”, Aadil went “Holy……………” and Rathesh popped “O teri…..”. The Baba’s beard measured 5 feet and 5 inches. Again, 5 feet and 5 inches. And we’re not kidding – it was longer than the Baba’s body. He said he hadn’t touched his beard from the last 45 years and since then it was growing.
Any takers on whether Limca Book of records has anything for the longest beard in India?

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Great way to see India I guess. Thanks Sahir for sharing & updating us the information. Oh!!! By the way, how is the Endeavour doing? Any service planned in any of the cities?
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