Thrifty Drifter Indore Challenge 2 of 3 – Get a selfie with the moonwalking cop!

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Continuing on my challenge based adventures in Indore with Ginger Hotels as ‘The Thrifty Drifter’, the next task to conquer was to find the quirky ‘moonwalking’ traffic cop of Indore – and get a selfie with him!

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When i first heard of this task, i instantly looked up this info online and true enough, the internet was talking about the ‘Singham’ of Indore complete with videos that had you glued to the screen 🙂 Sudi and i obviously couldn’t wait to meet him.

Singham Spotting
So on Day 2, we set out to find ‘Singham’, as he’s lovingly called by the locals. After asking a few people, we were told that we missed our chance to catch him in his morning ‘shift’ – he always stands in the same spot but only for a short time in the mornings and evenings. A bit dejected, we set our clocks to get back to the junction opposite the High Court exactly at 4 pm to catch him in action.

When we returned post 4 pm at the spot – we were in for a delightful sight that had us grinning like kids! Singham not only allowed us to take pictures and videos of him, he was actually posing and enjoying the attention!

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Why does he do this?
How many people can you count as people who not only enjoy their work, but also become a ‘misaal’ – an ideal example of a ‘karma yogi’, someone who does their job not just to complete it, but to the best of their ability, to inspire others and to bring a smile to others? Not a lot, right? Well, i can just say that thanks to The Thrifty Drifter – i had met one MORE such person.

Hats off to you, Singham – may you shine on, dance on, rule on and inspire on!
And a big thank you to Ginger Hotels once again, for yet another unforgettable experience 🙂

Oh, and as for the selfie…
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Have you seen Indore city's traffic cop trying to ape Michael Jackson?In case you haven't, you have our Thrifty Drifters Exotic Gringo & Sudarshan to thank as they present to you 'Indore ka Singham'.

Posted by Ginger on Monday, June 29, 2015

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Exotic Gringo (Kaushal Karkhanis)

Leading an experimental life as a digital nomad, Kaushal started traveling in 2007 while choosing to shuttle between Goa and Mumbai as 'home'.

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