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My trip to India is finally coming to a close. it has been a bit of a blur for me given the intensity of this place. The heat, the parents, the family and friends – all this while I was trying to juggle reporting for two […]

My trip to India is finally coming to a close. it has been a bit of a blur for me given the intensity of this place. The heat, the parents, the family and friends – all this while I was trying to juggle reporting for two stories in a three week period. It has been insane and exciting. I fell sick for two days – funny isn’t it when a Delhi boy gets DelhiBelly. Yesterday was crazy – I was caught in a massive thunderstorm which came from nowhere, and chilled the city by about 6 degrees centigrade or so. But driving around Delhi I found out three interesting things.

* Shewag Ki Shadi: Indian cricket superstar Virender Shewag got married yesterday and pushed the national elections from the front page of the news papers. How about that? Everything was about Shewag Ki Shaadi. Imagine New York Post trying to do a similar number on Alex R’s wedding plans? Or Derek Jeter’s for that matter. Crazy.

* Monsoon Weddings…27000 of them: In Delhi alone more than 27,000 couples tied the knot. They must be having wet dreams for the rain was monsoon like.

* More on Smut. Hindustan Times sources Siemens Mobile Survey and points out that Indians and Chinese are in competition in talking dirty as well.

bq. A nine-country survey by Siemens Mobile in the 16-29 age group has found that when it comes to talking dirty over the mobile phone, Indians lead the world. Over 17 per cent of the 400 respondents in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Ludhiana, Indore, Bangalore and Madurai confessed to talking dirty, placing India second after the Chinese, of whom 31 per cent indulged in the habit. But when it comes to taking pictures on the sly, Indians are right up there. As many as 20 per cent said they used their camera phones to take someone’s picture without permission. Indians scored heavily in another area — they are No. 1 in sending a wrong message to another number in the hope of meeting someone new.

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