This was my secret Santa gift I njoyed reading this a lot Never did I felt bored reading this with healthy mix of details of people and places Travel books Are they a thing now that most of the travel we re getting is between our living and bed rooms If you re open to group tours and ven is between our living and bed rooms If you re open to group tours and ven to the humour that s innate to scorted group tours I wholeheartedly recommend Srinath Perur s If It s Monday It Must Be Madurai A Conducted Tour of
India Ten Different Places Ten different places its ten different chapters Perur touches upon the uirks of his co passengers as well as their different reasons for mbarking upon conducted tours In this process there are occasions for jokes and introspection as the oneness of human nature hits you Through this journey I also started to realize that conducted tours are the bread and butter of India s tourism industry as operators spend hours in carefully designing the itinerary jamming in as much as possible to Dancing at Armageddon ensure the best bang for the buckpaisa vasoolxperience for the customer I first came to Europe through a conducted tour many years ago with my family and some memories that have stuck with me include Chanting Hanuman Chalisa Double Jeopardy each time we got onto the bus tonsure a safe journey Composition and Literature eating Dal Chawal on the Swiss Alps and being chased away buy Pisa s shopkeepers for bargaining And this bookncapsulated my bizarre memories from that trip beautifully The diversity in the tours as well as the people he s travelling with bring character and Cezanne and Provence entertainment to his stories While the book stays true to being a delightful travelogue it is also a great primer portrait of India and her people Recommended Ten chapters of ten conducted tours that the author went on At leastight of those were an Dark Voices enjoyable read and a few in those were thou. A delightful travel bookThisntertaining travelogue around ten conducted tours co. .
Reasons for travelling and it s not always about seeing sights and having local xperiences It s also about wearing clothes you usually can t being with your spouse away from t being with your spouse away from joint family being in a place where you re not being judged or taking that first trip as a couple in 25 years of marriage which I think is a psychological validation of having finished their responsibilities and so can now indulge themselves this oncePerur is brilliant in being that proverbial fly on the wall observing without passing judgement remarking with amazing wit and insight often turning his gaze inwards when looking out at the places he s travelling and the people he s travelling with The diversity in the tours means that there s normous variety in both the Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) experiences and in the travel companionsntertaining and Creating Country Music enlightening us with anecdotes personal stories and perspectives While the book is a delightful travelogue it s also thus a charming sociological portrait of India and her people Full onntertainiment A travelogue on ten conducted tours with different Indian groups1 Tamil temples package2 Europe famous spots3 Deserts of Rajasthan4 Kerala backwaters5 Sex starved tourists for Uzbekistan6 Slum tourism of Mumbai7 Journeys with Meaning tour of North East8 Musical trail of Kabir through MP Rajasthan Gujarat UP Pakistan9 Village life innovations through Madhya Pradesh10 Traditional Wari walk of MaharasthraWritten in an ironic and funny way the places Blacklands explored in the book areually good to the persons Evolutionary Patterns explored through itThe parts Injoyed the most were the author s retrospect on some of the tours detailing on the people s
motive and mindset during the tour in contrast to the observed aftereffects and how they fared in life in a and mindset during the tour in contrast to the observed aftereffects and how they fared in life in a yearsVery much recommended. The trail of Kabir; joining an ancient pilgrimage; and hunting for sex in Tashkent. .
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Ght provoking too Off late I ve developed a liking towards travelogues by younger authors Samanth Subramaniam Haroon Khalid and now Srinath Perur Perhaps I related to them better I m guilty of initially judging this book as just a uick summary of touristy group tours the author had guilty of initially judging this book as just a uick summary of touristy group tours the author had on and was trying to make a uick buck with a book in the currently in subject of travel As the 10 chapters show the canvas is colourful the subjects Evolution As Entropy even varied and I m delighted to be proved wrong1 The Grace of God is a temple hopping tour across Tamil Nadu with retired government servants2 Saare Jahaan Se Accha is anscorted Europe tour with a Desi group3 Desert
Knowledge Camel College Is A Conducted Tour Of Rajasthan WithCamel College is a conducted tour of Rajasthan with camel safari4 Foreign Culture is a cruise through the backwaters of Kerala with a small group of foreigners5 Memorial For The Victims Of Repression is a conducted sex tour to Uzbekistan among a group of repressed Indian men6 Santa Claus Aa Rahe Hai is a slum porn tour of Dharavi7 According to Their Own Genius is a freewheeling tour of Assam and Meghalaya8 The Same Water Everywhere is a Kabir Yatra with folk musicians across Rajasthan9 Real India is about a walking tour of villages in Madhya Pradesh looking for local innovations and meeting people10 The Taste Of Sugar Perur undertakes a Wari the ancient walking pilgrimage to PandarpurGroup Forging Gay Identities escorted tours are the bread and butter of India s tourism industry and operators spend hours in carefully designing the itinerary and the inclusions jamming in as much as possible tonsure the best paisa vasool for the customer Ironically conducted tours are also looked down as a very touristy thing that those travelling on them just want to check off it s just not travel And yet as this book shows there are. Ntains myriad riches of hanging on to a camel in the Thar; rediscovering music on.