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One of the first questions when I settled down in India: hey, how do we do with the trash? Instructions from my landlady: you put it in the trash can and you leave the can outside your door every evening. And every morning, magic, the trash is empty!!

And sorting out the trash?? No?? Okay okay…


A few months later, looking for my bike downstairs, I saw two women crouching in the trash of 4-5 big containers. So here is how the waste-sorting is done… 

In India, nothing gets lost, everything gets transformed; Indians are the kings of recycling (at least at an individual level)...

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Inappropriate mini-shorts in India?

In French, we have this expression « to cut a short to someone ». Which means to undermine someone’s integrity (physical or psychological).

And there is this Bollywood movie, Tashan (which has no interest but for its dances) where Kareena Kapoor literally cut herself a short!

She is in a truck, in Ladakh, with goats bearing their winter coat (hence we can assume that the weather is cold) and what does she do?? She takes out a huge knife and cut a short in her jeans! Awesome!!



Stranger in a train (India)

This is the story of an American tourist who is on a quest for spirituality in India. He travels first class and meets a few Indian travellers who won’t leave him alone. They end up telling him that he can’t be true to his quest of spirituality / authenticity and travelling first clase.