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... in the river, Gurudev would let it flow away and report that Gangaji had washed it away. He said once, “Mother Ganga and I would conspire so that Tapovanji Maharaj would wear a new robe.”
· As we see it even today, his kutia did not have anything except a few books and blankets, the bare minimum. To live a life of brahmacarya at the physical level itself is a great strain for a beginner, and at the mental level it is very ...
... had our lunch at chaar dukan and came back to the Hotel. Ladies, as usual went for shopping and I relaxed with the kids on TV. We planned to go to Gun Hill point by Rope Way in the evening.
Here comes, what dreaded us the most. Crowd. I wondered, where are they coming from and where are they accommodated. They were in plenty and we waited in the queue to use the rope way for 90 minutes. We reached the Gun Hill point through ...
... we chilled out reading and cooling off in the freezing holy river. Pretty sure a cop let down the air in our motorbike as apparently it's illegal to rent a bike here?! Met some lovely people here and had some good food, took advantage of the shared vickrams that cram on loads of people but only charge 5 rps for a good journey.
Booked a press jeep to get to uttarkashi. We were told to arrive at 5.30 at the newsagent which we did to only ...
... at the Mussoorie Bus Stand next to the railway station in Dehra Dun at about 10:30. That means that this would be an ideal bus for me to take to catch my flight home.
The outskirts of Dehra Dun were very charming, with lots of trees, nice houses and plenty of space. But the center of the city was crowded, dirty, noisy, busy, etc. In other words, the "real" India. I spent the next two hours just walking around the city. There are some shopping streets ...
... of rapists, although this seems to be about to change. Put these factors together, and you get the very high rape rate that you see in India today.
As for the solution to this problem? Well, it has to start with changing the attitude of Indian society towards women. It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen fast. But it has to be done. I saw a documentary on Indian TV today about a group of women who go from village to village putting on ...