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Monday, December 05, 2005

Trying Really Hard To Like India

In the New York Times' round-up of the best travel books of the season, one comes across this paragraph, discussing a piece in The Best American Travel Writing 2005:

[In] Seth Stevenson's 'Trying Really Hard to Like India,'...he makes the affliction known as "Delhi belly" sound kind of fun: "I find myself playing a game I call, 'Could I Vomit in This?' The idea is to pick a nearby object and then decide if, in the event of an emergency, it could be puked into. For example, potted plant: Certainly. Water bottle: Sure. Magazine: Iffy but worth a try.

Actually, one thinks it all depends on the magazine in question.

Update: The full piece, originally a series of blog posts hosted by Slate, can be found here. More comments as and when one meets an urgent review deadline and then gets down to reading the full thing.


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