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On the Travel Channel, there is a short series called "Jeremy Piven's Journey of a Lifetime." On the recently aired episode "Northern India," Piven visits Rikhi Ram's in New Delhi, and talks and plays with Bishan Das and son Ajay. It was a short segment, but great to see. This episode is supposed to re-air on May 14th at 4:00PM EDT, but make sure and check your local listings.
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This is a really cool two part series. The trip to Rikhi Ram was good and got a good few minutes. When I was in Delhi I made a point to go there. I was able to talk to Ajay for a while....Super nice guy.

Try to catch the show.

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Yes, but just don't try taking any pictures in that shop! They freak out if they see a camera.
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Sanjay didn't mind after I asked him if I could take pics in HIS shop just before xmas. It obviously a copyright security thing.
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COPYRIGHT ! ? ! SECURITY ! ? ! in INDIA ! ? ! HA HA HA HA HA ! HA HA HA HA HA ! HA HA HA HA HA !
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poor Tony.........it's like asking the sun and moon to change places. just remember, India is spiritual and the evil corrupt West is materialistic!
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You know-
I watched this show and was extremely happy that Jeremy didn't act the total idiot that he did throughout the rest of the show while he was with Bishan Das Sahib and Ajay.
The rest, while entertaining to those who might have no clue about India, I found (As did my Indian wife) it to be an expose of an inappropriate American in India trying to find that elusive mysticism that will shed some light on his typical Hollywood life. At some point each segment would be shot down by Jeremy's inability to be a humble, mature traveler. Things that come to mind......Comenting that "Size matters in the bedroom too"to the very classy actress/model who was acting as his guide, telling the American yoga devote' that he had been sent by her mother to "Make as many babies as possible"......Or my favorite when he mused why "All those people in Bombay would want to live in those horrid conditions when they could live down here in this paradise coast"...This was said at the front of a skiff with his shirt off showing his over hairy nipple saucers.......

This show was a horrible example of the American tourist........But at least he kept himself while in the company of the Rikhi Ram clan.

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Originally Posted by "SitarMac"
You know-
I watched this show and was extremely happy that Jeremy didn't act the total idiot that he did throughout the rest of the show while he was with Bishan Das Sahib and Ajay.
The rest, while entertaining to those who might have no clue about India, I found (As did my Indian wife) it to be an expose of an inappropriate American in India trying to find that elusive mysticism that will shed some light on his typical Hollywood life. At some point each segment would be shot down by Jeremy's inability to be a humble, mature traveler. Things that come to mind......Comenting that "Size matters in the bedroom too"to the very classy actress/model who was acting as his guide, telling the American yoga devote' that he had been sent by her mother to "Make as many babies as possible"......Or my favorite when he mused why "All those people in Bombay would want to live in those horrid conditions when they could live down here in this paradise coast"...This was said at the front of a skiff with his shirt off showing his over hairy nipple saucers.......

This show was a horrible example of the American tourist........But at least he kept himself while in the company of the Rikhi Ram clan.
For the most part I agree with you. I think he handled different situations and locations with varying success or failure. I am sure he was always compelled or encouraged to 'entertain' the viewing audience, which of course is pre-determined as a witless and ignorant bunch. His need to say namaste to everyone within 10 yards of him was very annoying and his tabla 'playing' wasn't necessary. I was preopared for the worst on his visit to Rikhi Ram but it was one of the better segments.

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Cummon Tony!! Off the floor now!!
Although I do agree. Copyright in India? :wink: Bit of a contradiction-in-terms YES!!

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Yes & only 'whities' are racist. Certainly here in the UK anyway. :wink:

I'm just about to finish off my pics on that site below with examples of 'only Hindus allowed' or 'Honkies pay more than we Indians' signs I photographed. A LOT more, not just a bit.

http://www.trippymonkey.myphotoalbum.com

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