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India Learning Hindi

List of common Hindi swear words (with formatting for blocklists)

The following is a list of the Hindi language’s most common swear words written in Devanagari with their English transliteration and translation. This list is suitable to be used in places where you need to block bad language online. Hindi is the fourth most-spoken first language in the world, after Mandarin, Spanish and English. If counted together with […]

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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 […]