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India India Travel

How to Book a Train Ticket in India (For Foreigners)

Travelling by train in India can be an exciting and affordable way to explore the country’s diverse landscapes and culture. However, as a foreigner, it can be overwhelming to navigate the Indian Railway system. In this blog post, we’ll cover how foreigners can book train tickets in India, including how to book under the foreigner […]

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Entertainment India

The Ultimate Guide to the Bangalore Open Air Festival

Bangalore Open Air is India’s premier hard rock and heavy metal music festival. It started in 2012 and has featured bands like Mayhem, In Flames, Watain, Kreator, Iced Earth, and Napalm Death. I’ve attended the festival twice, and in this guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about attending the festival for the first […]

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How to Make Your Vlogs Sound Better (Improving Voice Clarity)

If your audience can’t hear you clearly, they’ll quickly skip to the next video. I’ve always focused on voice clarity when vlogging, and my YouTube channel has millions of subscribers and over half a billion views. In this post, I’ll show you exactly how I process my audio in Premiere Pro and what equipment I […]

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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 for use in places where you need to block bad language online. What is Hindi हिन्दी? Hindi is the fourth most-spoken first language in the world, after Mandarin, Spanish and English. If […]

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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 Correct Audio Settings for Rode Wireless Mics w/ 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. If you’ve upgraded to the Wireless Go II or Wireless Pro, Rode has written their own setup manual for the […]

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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 […]