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Learning Hindi

Can You Be Fluent in Hindi in 3 Months? Hindi’s 5 Challenges

Don’t believe the hype. There’s no such thing as becoming fluent in 3 months. Even if you moved to the country and studied the language full-time for 3 months, you still would not be fluent, especially with a complex language like Hindi. However, in 3 months you can learn a lot. In this post, I […]

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India Survival Guide

Travel Essentials: Before You Travel to India

For first-time travellers to India, here’s what you need to consider before travelling: travel insurance, what vaccinations to take, how to apply for a tourist VISA, and what travel accessories should you carry. I’ll take you through all of this so we can set you up for a successful trip to incredible India. Should I […]

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Cybercrime

How to Report Cybercrime in India (English & हिंदी)

If you’re a victim of cybercrimes like scams, phishing, identity theft, hacking, hate, illegal images, grooming etc, there are two ways to report it to the Cyber Police in India. यदि आप साइबर अपराध जैसे घोटाले, फिशिंग, पहचान की चोरी, हैकिंग, घृणा, अवैध चित्र, ग्रूमिंग आदि के शिकार हैं, तो भारत में साइबर पुलिस को […]

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Food, Restaurants & Recipes Pakistan Travel

Authentic Pakistani Chai Recipe from a Chai Master

I’ve covered Indian Masala Chai recipes a few times now, but here we have the classic Pakistani Chai recipe as taught to me by a chaiwala in Pakistan! The difference between Indian & Pakistan Chai There are 2 differences. Pakistanis don’t usually put Masala in their chai. They might add one ground up cardamon pod, […]

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India Travel Pakistan Travel

Can Indians Visit Pakistan? Full Pakistan/India VISA Guide

Because I’ve been to Pakistan three times from India and vlogged the entire trip, a common question I get from Indians is, “How can I visit Pakistan?” Many Indians are interested in visiting what used to be part of India. And likewise, Pakistanis are inquisitive about going to India – when I was there many […]

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India Travel Pakistan Travel

How to Travel to Kartarpur Sahib via Kartarpur Corridor (Full Guide)

Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib is where Sikhism’s founder, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, spent the last 18 years of his life. Access to the Gurudwara was cut off after partition. But now Indian pilgrims can access it from India via the Kartarpur Corridor that extends 4.5 km into Pakistan. The Kartarpur Corridor connects the Dera […]

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Food, Restaurants & Recipes

The Most Authentic Old Dehli Style Chole Bhature Recipe [Video]

If you’ve read the best places in Delhi to eat Chole Bhature then you know I’m crazy about this delicious savoury and spicy quintessential Delhi dish. Some days I’d eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The best Chole Bhature restaurants keep their recipe a guarded secret. Their unique recipe is the reason for their success. I […]

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Learning Hindi

My Friend Jessica’s Hindi Course (Guest Post)

My friend Jessica Kumar from the Invisible India podcast has just launched her new Hindi course! Below is her story and a sample of what she offers. And don’t miss the very end for a special list of hand-picked Hindi teachers. Why did I move to India and learn Hindi? When I first came to […]

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Entertainment India

The Real Locations of Shantaram

Many of the locations from Gregory David Robert’s classic Indian underworld story Shantaram (2003) are real and still standing in Colaba, South Mumbai. I went out to find the exact locations of Shantaram’s most iconic locations like Leopold’s, the slum Lin Baba lived in, the very first hotel he stayed at, and even where he […]

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Nepal

Avoid These Travel Scams in Nepal!

Kathmandu is a hotbed for tourist scams. Especially the Thamel area, where most of the city’s hotels and foreign tourists are. You’ll be approached all day long in this area by touts, drug dealers, and seedy dance bar promoters while the Police just stand there. The basic rule is, don’t talk to anyone approaching you […]

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Travel Hacks

The Best Gain Setting for Rode Wireless Go with GoPro

Low is the best gain setting when using a Rode Wireless Go as an external microphone with a GoPro & Media Mod. Watch the video below to see the difference between the 3 gain settings. Rode Wireless Go with GoPro gain setting recommendations With me talking in a small room, on low, the audio level […]

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India Travel Safety

Will Tattoos Affect Your Trip to India?

“What will Indians think of a foreign tourist with tattoos, and are tattoos acceptable in India?” This question comes from one of my tattooed subscribers, Visith, via email. The quick answer is no, but there was one incident to be mindful of. In 2015, an Australian man was harassed in Bengaluru for having a Hindu […]

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Pakistan Travel

Nankana Sahib Travel Super Guide

Nankana Sahib, Pakistan, is the birthplace of Sikhism’s founder, Guru Nanak. I’ve been twice, so in this guide, I will cover how to travel there and how to visit all the Gurudwaras associated with the Guru’s life. Where is Nankana Sahib? Nankana Sahib is a small city with a population of ~80,000, located 78km or […]

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Pakistan Travel

How to visit Raj Kapoor & Dilip Kumar’s houses in Pakistan

Google Maps won’t let me add the exact location of Bollywood superstar Dilip Kumar’s house in Peshawar, Pakistan, so in this post, I’ll show you exactly how to reach it and Raj Kapoor’s house. Raj Kapoor & Dilip Kumar are both legendary Bollywood actors and film producers. Both were born in the 1920s in Peshawar, […]

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Pakistan Travel

How to Visit Kartarpur Sahib from Pakistan

Kartarpur Sahib, also known as Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, isn’t just open for Indians via the Kartarpur Corridor; it’s also possible for Pakistanis and Foreigners in Pakistan to visit. This blog will tell you exactly how to access the Gurudwara from Pakistan. If you want to visit Kartarpur Sahib from India via the Kartarpur Corridor, […]

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Food, Restaurants & Recipes Pakistan Travel

Don’t Miss These 2 Restaurants in Faisalabad!

While in Faisalabad, the third-largest city of Pakistan, I found two gems to eat at! Both are roadside restaurants serving cheap and tasty food. The first is famous for samosa, the other for lassi and warm milk. Take a visit to Samosa Square On this junction near the clock tower, you’ll find 3 samosa stores! […]

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Pakistan Travel

How to Visit Bhagat Singh’s Birthplace in Pakistan

Shaheed Bhagat Singh was born in Chak 105, Banga Village, Punjab, Undivided India (now Pakistan) on 28 September 1907. The haveli where he was born has been preserved and is open to the public to visit. How to visit Bhagat Singh’s haveli Located 20km from Pakistan’s third-largest city, Faisalabad, is Banga village where Bhagat Singh […]