Riots and Rickshaws

The U.S. State Department was nice enough to send me an email saying that there were riots going in in Mumbai today. Apparently hundreds of Muslims gathered in South Mumbai today to protest the violence taking place in Assam. Gotta love denouncing violence with evenĀ more violence.

I’ve finally begun to understand how the rickshaw game works. First you approach them and tell them where you want to go. Then they’ll either drive away or say they know where that is (which they often don’t). Then you try to negotiate a price. The difficult thing is knowing when they’ve accepted your offer. This is because they give you a head-bob to motion you to hop in, which often looks like they’re shaking their head no.

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