Visa registration "Book of foreigners", à¤“à¤°à¤¸, à¤¸à¤¿à¤‚à¤§à¥à¤¦à¥à¤°à¥à¤—, MH., India
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- Visa registration in the "Book of foreigners", Oros, Sindhudurg, Konkani, Maharashtra, India -
Up at the office my eyes indulged in.... pink ! The whole space was painted pink. That could already alleviate the spirit. Many government offices I visited look as is if electricity era hadn't arrive yet. The spaces are so dimly lit and darkly painted that the feeling is either it's a siesta time, a cave or some place where people are allergic to light. I also can't help but play with the idea that transparency can't come to light in such a place.
I sat with a clerk that was surprised I speak some Hindi and gladly introduced me to the office head, inspector Hajara. While moving hesitantly into his office I was immediately treated ( welcomed = à¤¨à¤®à¤¸à¥à¤¤à¥‡ ) with a Barfi cookie ( à¤¬à¤°à¥à¤«à¤¼à¥€ caramelized milk cooked with a sweet spice blend). He chatted me up and I drew my card and told him about my village documentary project. His smile and surprise were merging well with the pink wall. I already felt between friends rather then Indian officials.
After I was registered in the 'Foreigners book' The inspector asked me if I would like to have some lunch. I was already smiling when he offered to share the tiffin his wife prepared (the Indian compartment lunch box combo).
My India: Where every village is home - Experience !
* Sindhudurg, in Marathi language: à¤¸à¤¿à¤‚à¤§à¥à¤¦à¥à¤°à¥à¤— à¤œà¤¿à¤²à¥à¤¹à¤¾, is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India, which was carved out of the erstwhile Ratnagiri District. The district headquarters are located at Oros (à¤“à¤°à¤¸)
The Konkan, in Marathi/Konkani language: à¤•à¥‹à¤‚à¤•à¤£, also called the Konkan Coast or Karavali, is a rugged section of the western coastline of India from Raigad to Mangalore.
Maharashtra, Marathi: à¤®à¤¹à¤¾à¤°à¤¾à¤·à¥à¤Ÿà¥à¤° is a state located in India. It is the second most populous and the third largest state in India. The Western Ghats better known as Sahyadri, are a hilly range running parallel to the coast, these are a source of numerous small rivers which flow westwards, emptying into the Arabian Sea.
In the story Indian police - A foreigner's mystery.
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