Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal about my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Hippie in Heels.

What I was up to other than here:

  • Ben and I are in JORDAN! It’s amazing. Follow on Facebook or Instagram for updates. Tonight we are doing “Petra by Night” tour which should be cool. I’ve eaten so much food… it’s not ladylike. I keep saying I’m going to eat less, but then I keep traveling to these places that have such good food that I’m afraid I’ll never have again.. sigh!
  • My Insta was on this Matador article as 25 travelers killin’ it on instagram if you’re looking for more people to follow, check it out!

Now your story,

India is full of funny signs. I’ve written about the road signs before that say things like “safety on the road means SAFE TEA at home” and the other clever things they come up with.. “don’t go to HELL MATE, wear a HELMET”.


You also see these clever warning signs in ATM’s, trains, and planes! I took a photo to show a few examples. We are also being cautioned in India.

This is India! 96This sign is telling us that the girl who looks like a foreigner in jeans(or a really white, modern Indian), is actually drugging the little old lady and is going to steal all of her belongings! The girl’s thought bubble is saying, “if she drinks eats this intoxicated BISCUIT all her GOLD ornaments are mine!” BEWARE! lol but seriously, this happens on trains!

This is India! 96

So, this sign is saying you can have a crore of insurance payout for only 14 rs per day (goes to show how many people are paying into this in India!) but if you look at the bottom corner…This is India! 96…it is a caution that if people are calling you from this agency offering you a bonus, it’s a fraud call! Don’t pay them for fake insurance. Of course these things happen all over the world, but it seems most advertisements here have a caution on them.

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The State Bank of India ATM in Goa… “NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER share your confidential information with anybody.” That’s 9 never’s people. I think you better take note!

This is India!

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