Blogger’s Block & A Top 5 List
What will I miss most?

Blogger’s Block & A Top 5 List

I’ve been suffering through a bout of blogger’s block—a topic deserving of it’s own discussion.  Anyone whose called ACT Fibernet to file a service request is painfully aware of their questionable customer service skills and seeming desire to do just about anything to avoid filing a ticket.  This time they helped cure the dreaded blogger’s block and create a long list of things I’ll miss about India.

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Flying to India: In-Flight Entertainment

This second installment in our series about flying to Hyderabad explores the intricacies of in-flight entertainment—the first part is here.  We’ll look at flying on old, cranky aircraft with old cranky crew, discuss diet and alcohol consumption, and even delve into the mysteries of sleep preparation.  We’ll learn a bit about ourselves and maybe even gain a better understanding of what it means to be an entitled traveler aboard a 20 year old India-bound air-train.

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Flying to India: Boarding

Living in India presents more opportunities than challenges, but traveling by air within, to, or from India reverses the opportunity-challenge dynamic.  Indian’s on the ground may be hospitable, friendly, and engaging, but many Indian’s who travel by air are rude, entitled, and inconsiderate.  Witnessing the Indian-flyer dynamic is both entertaining and a divine test of patience even Penelope would struggle to pass.

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Indianisms: A Colorful Turn of Phrase

Indianisms decorate the English language like adorned elephants in Rajasthan.  More than a supplementary language in India, English is one of two languages recognized for use in the Official Languages Act of 1963.  Despite 22 officially recognized languages in India—and more than a hundred unofficial languages—English continues to play an important role in commerce and trade, serving as a symbol of power and influence.  The best part about English is the way Indian’s have made it their own, creating Indianisms as linguistically colorful as a spice market vendor’s cart. 

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