A day in the life of India in 4 minutes

Beautiful video about India… definitely a place on my bucket list. Especially the battle sites that made Arthur Wellesley’s name as a combat commander. Might even make one of those Intrepid journey type things out of it..around the battle sites…Srirangapatna, Battle of Mallavelly, AssayeArgaum and Gawilghur.

Meanwhile enjoy this video.

A Day in India from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo.

Here is one of the forts that Wellesley defeated:


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  • Gavinc

    Been there – never again. I have travelled the world, many 3rd world countries and loved them but India I wish I never went.

    • Alex

      I’m the opposite. Couldn’t get enough of India; stayed there for over a month last month, and are now addicted Went to weird and wonderful places off the tourist trail. It’s a place you either loathe or love — never met anyone who is has had a insipid reaction to India. For some reason, I felt inexplicably happy being amid the chaos, noise and colour. (By contrast, I felt miserable in places like Italy). The only thing I could do without is dealing with the dreaded Indian bureaucracy at Mumbai airport; they know how to reduce you to an emotional mess as they pore over your papers, ask inane questions and launch into haranguing speeches whenever they perceive that you haven’t given the right answer. Which reminds me: people should never ever attempt the visa on arrival under any circumstances; they will make your life utter hell and keep you waiting for hours.

    • starboard

      Same. What a shithole. New Delhi was a fuckin landfill. Varanasi no better. I wouldnt send my dog there.

    • Pissedoffyouth

      What did I just read.

      That is terrible, I cannot unsee

  • ConwayCaptain

    For good descriptions of the battles and the campaign read the Sharpe series of books. I know they are firction byut the are excellent and they follow Sharpe and officer up fronm the ranks in the Rifles through India and the Peninsula Campaign to Toulouse and then the 100 days of the Waterloo Campaign.

  • ConwayCaptain

    BTW Wellington did not defeat a fort, he defeated the holders of the Fort