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Tales From India Articles

1: Bhang! Bhang! You're High!
Ah, well, even India changes. The country which brought you the hookay, chillums, hashish and the word ganja, the country Karl Marx had in mind when he compared religion to opiates has finally closed

2: Three Stones to Mark a Fire: India's Forgotten Artist
First light in Delhi. Already camel carts and sacred cows begin to crowd the streets. Taxis, bicycles, auto rickshaws, and buses fill the city air with the din of their perpetual honking - modern-day

3: SNAKE CHARMER
An element in the mystique of India since the first European traders reached her shores, the roots of snake charming can be traced to ancient snake-worshipping cults.Gogol Vir, the patron saint of all

4: MAGIC MUSHROOMS IN INDIA’S ANCIENT ALTO RAINFOREST
“There are forty different kinds of paranoia,” my dreadlocked Hindu guide Vijay began solemnly, while pouring thick coffee and lighting a spleef. “Different types affect different pe

5: Ganja on the Ganges
It was 1988 and I was already well into my 30s before I got to India. Everyone in the whole world arrived before me but I didn’t mind: India is just too damned India-ish for all the hippies, hyp


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