Excuse Me Brother, Where is ______?

Directions in India are a more matter of opinion than of fact. It is ironic that I, who have opinions on just about any subject you can think of, would have to stop to ask directions so often.

As with most subjective matters, the opinions one gets concerning the whereabouts of even the most prominent destinations differ wildly. If directions are asked of a group of men by the roadside, spirited debate invariably ensues. This deliberation delays the excursion and seldom sheds any light on things; but it is ceaselessly amusing, which counts for something in my book.

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