strange and mean on indian land

i've always thought of myself as quite the collector, but my chronic impatience never let me accumulate enough matchboxes, stamps, napkins etc to be able to form a collection. however, india made me accumulate quite enough posts for anyone to psychoanalyze. it doesn't count as a collection, but downfalls, denials, betrayals (i just added this for more drama) have extra points. so here you have it, chronologically ordered, for the more tidy minded.