A Democratic Toilet

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When I first started blogging I had no idea what I wanted to blog about or even much idea about what a blog was. My first posts had no photos and rambled on about this and that. This is one of them. I’ve added this photo and thought you might find this entertaining.

I can’t afford to be squeamish here in India when I go to the ladies room. Even that term doesn’t exist. If you ask for the ladies room no one will know what you want unless they’re U.S. ” returned” as it’s referred to  here. They speak plainly, much of their usage a remnant from the past. They don’t even use the word bathroom. For them, that is where one takes a bath. Here one asks for the toilet, no euphemisms please. I like this no nonsense approach. However, the range of toilets vary greatly.

Last night I…

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About ninagrandiose

I am based in NYC but travel regularly to India and Mexico. Both of these countries feel like home. In India I scour the country in search of fabulous textiles to incorporate into my clothing designs. I sit back and let the ambiance and wonder of India seep into my consciousness so I can be inspired to write about what India is for me. I bring a limited number of people to India on exclusive and intimate tours of my favorite hangouts. In Mexico I take in the natural beauty that surrounds me and dance the night away. I constantly give thanks for all this and am pleased to share it all with you.
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2 Responses to A Democratic Toilet

  1. gopivictoria says:

    A brave post..   one of those unmentionables but have heard many stories abound about the toiletexperiences of India.   Like the thought of the winged throne..  ready to lift off.    It actually comesup quite often.. even now at work when someone complains about terrible state of the toilets..I think to myself.. they have no idea~ thanks!  ;^) 

  2. ninagrandiose says:

    Thanks, Gopi. The toilet situation in India has actually improved over the years but still has a long way to go. Believe it or not, the western toilet in the AC class even provides toilet paper.

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