Posts by levturner

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BLUFFING

…Autowallahs in Chennai are well known for their arrogance and general practice of drastically over charging. They never use the meter and most people who live in Chennai simply stopped requesting meter usage or expecting a fair rate. It is customary to simply haggle for a rate that is close to being reasonable. This particular autowallah wanted to charge me Rs100 for a Rs50 ride. Therefore, the negotiations began…

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TRAVELING

It was quite difficult to hold on without losing my balance and stepping on someone’s foot —or nearly falling into someone’s lap. In fact, there would have to be more space in the shared auto in order to really fall and actually land in someone’s lap….

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