(If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai A Conducted Tour of India) [PDF KINDLE] ☆ Srinath Perur
Doctor Who: Engines of War iThe writer whos trying to escape the hustle bustle of a megalopolis As f confronting the picturesue to escape the hectic life was all there was to travel If the book n uestion s sufficiently post modern n conception t will make a big deal of the virtues of traveling solo of backpacking on budget and so on Indeed travel as an exercise n self discovery The Racehorse Who Disappeared is a hip notion these days But the factgnored s that the seemingly simple problems of knowing oneself or coming to oneself or being at peace with oneself are lifelong metaphysical projects whose essence cannot be delivered n toto over a two week trip to Ladakh Travel Ich werde hier sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatten in and oftself will not save us In fact Sutherlands Rules ifndeed t does provide something akin to solace and leads to a superior understanding of the self then precisely because such deliverances aren t permanent because life as t An Officer and a Gentleman (A Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin Story) is must be returned to travelling can become anmprisoning habit making larger liberations difficult because of the tastings of smaller gratificationsThus t s problematic to conceive travel as that which leads to self enhancement and perhaps better to return to the less attractive Trafiquants et navigateurs sur le Bas-Danube et dans le Pont Gauche a l'epoque romaine (Philippika - marburger altertumskundliche abhandlungen) (German Edition) idea of travel as an exercisen knowing the outer world If the traveller believes that knowing the world has a value When Dimple Met Rishi in and oftself that subjecting herself to the objective world as t exists s a worthwhile activity then travel can be said to be approached n the right spirit And f Night Watch in the process of assimilating realities that were hitherto unseen her self consciousness does experience an expansion then all the good One travel book that belittles clich s and stays clear of any dogma recent or modern about the virtues of travels Srinath Perur s If It s Monday It Must Be Madurai A Conducted Tour of India The book published End of Day in 2014s a collection of ten essays detailing travels undertaken by the author with ten uniue groups of people The groups are mostly composed of Indians and most travels are n India Perur travels to Tamilnadu s temples n buses full of retired government servants to Europe with a desi group to Uzbekistan with a group of sex tourists to Pandarpur a pilgrimage called and so on The essays are mostly journalistic so that the tone can be wry n the face of absurdity or reverent #In The Face Of Piety #the face of piety narrates as someone who observes precisely to the degree that nvites reflection On the rare occasions that Perur tells us what he felt Israel! Do You Know? in a given scenario he has the good sense to break through theronic veneer so that what Korean War is delivered seems like zen wisdom Recommended Travel books Are they a thing now that most of the travel we re gettings between our living and bed rooms If you re open to group tours and even open to the humour that s Serpico innate to escorted group tours I wholeheartedly recommend Srinath Perur s If It s Monday It Must Be Madurai A Conducted Tour of India Ten different placesn ts ten different chapters Perur touches upon the uirks of his co passengers as well as their different reasons for embarking upon conducted tours In this process there are occasions for jokes and ntrospection as the oneness of human nature hits you Through this journey I also started to realize that conducted tours are the bread and butter of India s tourism Truyol Y Serra's Doctrines of International Law industry as operators spend hoursn carefully designing the tinerary jamming n as much as possible to ensure the best bang for the buckpaisa vasool experience for the customer I first came to Europe through a conducted tour many years ago with my family and some memories that have stuck with me nclude Chanting Hanuman Chalisa each
Time We Got Onto we got onto bus to ensure a safe journey eating Dal Chawal on the Swiss Alps and being chased away buy Pisa s shopkeepers for bargaining And this book encapsulated my bizarre memories from that trip beautifully The diversity n the tours as well as the people he s travelling with bring character and entertainment to his stories While the book stays true to being a delightful travelogue Competitive People Strategy: How to Attract, Develop and Retain the Staff You Need for Business Success its also a great primer portrait of India and her people Recommended A most delightful travelogue Thoroughly enjoyed reading this Full on entertainiment A travelogue on ten conducted tours with different Indian groups1 Tamil temples package2 Europe famous spots3 Deserts of Rajasthan4 Kerala backwaters5 Sex starved tourists for Uzbekistan6 Slum tourism of Mumbai7 Journeys with Meaning tour of North East8 Musical trail of Kabir through MP Rajasthan Gujarat UP Pakistan9 Village life Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices ACT and Related Laws innovations through Madhya Pradesh10 Traditional Wari walk of MaharasthraWrittenn an ronic and funny way the places explored n the book are eually good to the persons explored through Limits to Stakeholder Influence: Why the Business Case Won't Save the World itThe parts I enjoyed the most were the author s retrospect on some of the tours detailing on the people s motive and mindset during the tourn contrast to the observed aftereffects and how they fared n life n a few yearsVery much recommende. The trail of Kabir; joining an ancient pilgrimage; and hunting for sex n Tashkent. .
Srinath Perur Ô 3 summaryThis was my secret Santa gift I enjoyed reading this a lot Never did I felt bored reading this with healthy mix of details of people and places My travel book binge this year continues with Srinath Perur s first a collection of travelogues about traveling Socrates, The Wisest And Most Just? in groups and I must say that I didn t come tot with any great expectations And the first piece n the book sort of confirmed that for me I found the writing very ordinary the observations obvious and didn t feel the need to read But I persisted and felt the book
on me took me a while to get used to the fact that the travel part n Perur s book s not about the places themselves but the people he was traveling with This s difficult for a reader like me to take because place as an The Only Way Out Is in: A Modern Day Yogi's Commentary on the Synergy of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra ideas so The Complete Paladin's Handbook important to me And thats why we read travelogues to get that sense of place writing can paint and evoke Just that this The Lake is a different kind of bookEnjoyablet certainly became as we go on to Uzbekistan and Aditya Chopra s Europe you smile and laugh at the travelers and their uirks You know them so well you know what they are going to do yet you enjoy Surface of the Deep: Searching for Booker Wright and Finding Redemption Along the Way it Though I can t for the life of memagine going on a conducted tour to a hill stationPerur s writing The Devil Aspect is understated It doesn t shout or gather attention totself t s just there He s a very good storyteller but I still believe that some depth n the pieces would have made them substance There are several places An Unlikely Pair (My Once and Future Love, in the book when he gives you that little nudge that little push that makes you pause and smile Butn the end the book Four Corners Level 1b Workbook is essentially about who we Indians are and become as we travel as we leave the comfort and familiarity of places we know and venture out together We reveal ourselves to be sometimes obnoxious sometimes carefree sometimesrritating sometimes plain stupid but always Stahl's Illustrated Substance Use and Impulsive Disorders interesting travelers We re a complex layered people but the fact that so many of us choose to travel with others says something about us Like whenn a bus Love and Punishment (Beyond Fairytales series) in Europe we play Antakshari and always always sing Saare Jahan se Accha I m guilty ofnitially judging this book as just a uick summary of touristy group tours the author had gone on and was trying to make a uick buck with a book n the currently n subject of travel As the 10 chapters show the canvas Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives is colourful the subjects even varied and I m delighted to be proved wrong1 The Grace of Gods a temple hopping tour across Tamil Nadu with retired government servants2 Saare Jahaan Se Accha Kaltblau is an escorted Europe tour with a Desi group3 Desert Knowledge Camel Colleges a conducted tour of Rajasthan with a camel safari4 Foreign Culture s a cruise through the backwaters of Kerala with a small group of foreigners5 Memorial For The Victims Of Repression s a conducted sex tour to Uzbekistan among a group of repressed Indian men6 Santa Claus Aa Rahe Hai Between Octobers is a slum porn tour of Dharavi7 According to Their Own Geniuss a freewheeling tour of Assam and Meghalaya8 The Same Water Everywhere Julian 3: The Works of the Emperor Julian is a Kabir Yatra with folk musicians across Rajasthan9 Real Indias about a walking tour of villages Contemporary Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia in Madhya Pradesh looking for localnnovations and meeting people10 The Taste Of Sugar Perur undertakes a Wari the ancient walking pilgrimage to PandarpurGroup escorted tours are the bread and butter of India s tourism The Taming of the Werewolf industry and operators spend hoursn carefully designing the Second Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Iowa: For the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1883 (Classic Reprint) itinerary and thenclusions jamming n as much as possible to ensure the best paisa vasool for the customer Ironically conducted tours are also looked down as a very touristy thing that those travelling on them just want to check off t s just not travel And yet as this book shows there are reasons for travelling and t s not always about seeing sights and having local experiences It s also about wearing clothes you usually can t being with your spouse away from your joint family being n a place where you re not being judged or taking that first trip as a couple First Cosmic Velocity in 25 years of marriage which I thinks a psychological validation of having finished their responsibilities and so can now Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills indulge themselves this oncePerurs brilliantgrow on me
IN BEING THAT PROVERBIAL FLY ON THE WALL OBSERVINGbeing that proverbial fly on the wall observing passing judgement remarking with amazing wit and nsight often turning his gaze nwards when looking out at the places he s travelling and the people he s travelling with The diversity Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 in the tours means that there s enormous varietyn both the experiences and n the travel companions entertaining and enlightening us with anecdotes personal stories and perspectives While the book s a delightful travelogue Tryst with Prosperity it s also thus a charming sociological portrait of India and her people Travel writing as a genre had never reallynterested me I am fairly certain that the numerous English Comprehension tests I wrote n school that featured extraordinarily tiresome pieces on places around the world are to blame After I passed out I d read very lit. A delightful travel bookThis entertaining travelogue around ten conducted tours co. .
Tle travel writing and whatever I d read I found to be ntrospective and unnecessarily for my taste f not boring Through introspective and unnecessarily geographical for my taste f not boring Through years I managed to maintain the same distance one does with dull but well meaning uncles with Code Name: Bikini it far but somewhat friendly So I supposet was slightly out of character that I picked up Srinath Perur s If It s Monday It Must Be Madurai a collection of ten travel essays based wholly on conductedgroup tours the author has taken It was one of the essays Memorial For The Victims Of Repression which was published as an excerpt Below the Moon (The 8th Island Trilogy in the Open Magazine thatnitially piued my nterest n the book The essay featured his participating Legenden von Nuareth - Heldentaten in a conducted sex tour to Uzbekistan Perur as the self appointed fly on the wall among a group of repressed Indian mens a joy to read What I particularly loved n that essay and as I would later find out the entire book was that he does not pass judgment on any of his travel companions He merely observes but his observations bear the kind of extreme sincerity that toes on sarcasm and delightfully so I laughed with this book n ways I have not laughed with a book n a very long time There are some paragraphs n his essay on a conducted tour of Rajasthan Desert Knowledge Camel College that are so hilarious that I read them a couple times for extra giggles The Grace of God an essay Bankerupt in which he describes his experience travelling across Tamil Nadu on a temple tour made me reminisce about my own family s seemingly never ending temple trips on which I was a very reluctant attendee In Saare Jahaan Se Accha he takes on Europe with his Desi tour group Perur makes many earnest and thoroughly amusing observations about his group s uniuely Indian characteristics However one stood out for me that of the the foresight of some of the members who had packed snacks and food from home The reasont did was because 3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation it brought back a rather stark memory from a trip my family made to Hong Kongn 2010 where we wandered around Ocean Park hungry we were vegetarians and finding vegetarian food Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Cyberspace in ocean park was akin to finding the proverbial needlen a literal haystack for close to an hour until we bumped nto a family who were kind enough to give us the food they had packed from home for their trip Perur writes about taking a trip to the North East n According to Their Own Genius Reading the essay made me feel uite sad It seemed I was familiar with the places and culture discussed n the essay about Europe than I was about places n my own country Real India Santa Claus Aa Rahe Hai and The Same Water Everywhere were good to read but Foreign Culture seemed a bit like a filler arrangement something that he wrote because he wanted a nice round number of essays Wishing for a Home in his book Incidentally Foreign Culture might just be the only essay among the ten wheret seems the author actually had a holiday so you can t help but feel happy for him and his toddy Dreamsnake induced stuporMy absolute favourite essayn the book was The Taste Of Sugar Perur undertakes a Wari the traditional walking pilgrimage to Pandarpur It The Warlord, the Warrior, the War (Rise of the Penguins, is not often that you come across a piece of writing which balances beingnsightful and being side splittingly funny with as much grace as this essayIn all I cannot recommend If It s Monday It Must Be Madurai enough Read The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping it for the places he s travelled to butmportantly read Nach allem, was ich beinahe für dich getan hätte it for the people he s travelled with I remember that the first travelogue I read was Among the Believers An Islamic Journey by VS Naipaul to read a first hand account of lifen Islamic countries Am a reluctant traveler but I keep picking up a travelogue now and then by famous authors like Theroux Iyer and others Almost all those authors had very sharp observation skills and secondly they all travelled alone In that sense this book by Srinath Perur s different from them all and kudos to him for thatTravelogue based on conducted tours Did I read t correctly The 10 conducted tours were different and the author has managed to turn something as mundane and seemingly boring as bus trips nto very entertaining and nsightful episodes The writing style and vocabulary s just right not superficial and not pretentious but the author puts across his views honestly and humblyThe chapters on the first 6 7 tours were too good and this seemed to be heading for a 55 rating Worth a read Ten chapters of ten conducted tours that the author went on At least eight of those were an enjoyable read and a few n those were thought provoking too Off late I ve developed a liking towards travelogues by younger authors Samanth Subramaniam Haroon Khalid and now Srinath Perur Perhaps I related to them better Travel books are often a compendium of clich s If the when to go how to reach concerns are ever transcended How to Worry Less about Money its the majestic beauty of the mountains or the vastness of the ocean that s tritely commented upon apparently granting solace to. Ntains myriad riches of hanging on to a camel n the Thar; rediscovering music on.