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Josh and Arvil set out to make Indians the greatest frisbee players the world has ever seen

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Mostly clad in 50 rupee sandals and the latest in designer jeans from Giorgio Armani, we had our first group of frisbee proteges. Today was the first day of the beginning of the greatest dynasty the sport of ultimate will ever see. Ranging in age from 10-18, these kids run like Ochocinco, throw like Brady, and have the intestinal fortitude of a man raised on the water of the Ganges.

Josh and I have been working with a local NGO called Manzil. Here is the link. They are essentially an after school program for poorer children, the sons and daughters of the cooks, maids, and drivers of New Delhi. They teach a variety of subjects, including English, Math, Dance, and Computers.

We’ve gone to attend some of their higher level English classes that aim to help kids with their spoken English. We have been mainly sitting in and listening, but hopefully in the future we can act as facilitators, as their role is to bring the kids a topic that can provoke a good discussion.

While I have been going to these classes, I have been recruiting kids for frisbee. Today was the culmination of those efforts. We met at Manzil in Khan Market, and then walked over to Lodhi Gardens, which is one of the nicest parks in Delhi.

After we found a good spot, I unleashed the frisbees from my bag, and they went wild. Frisbees were flying everywhere, I got hit in the head more than once, and they were loving it. I explained a few basic rules, set up a make shift field with bags and frisbees, and they started playing. While it wasn’t exactly pretty, they were having fun and learning very quickly. Some of the older kids were actually pretty athletic.

The kids were also very smart. After only 30 minutes of playing, they started learning basic strategy, like short passes are better, and the importance of working together as a team in order to score. We played a game to 10, and after a grueling double-game-point win by my team, I thought we were almost done, as it was getting dark. “Let’s play another game to 15!” They couldn’t get enough.

I eventually brought in some difficult concepts like giving high-5’s after your team scores, and lining up after the game and giving the other team slaps. Next week I will introduce the flick, and talk about spirit of the game (my specialty).

We played until well past dark, and all agreed to meet next Sunday for session #2 as we come closer and closer to frisbee supremacy.

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Sanjay Uncensored – The life of a Delhi driver

For those of you who are new to this blog (500 new readers as of yesterday) I would like to re-introduce to you our driver, Sanjay – at the end of this post is a recap of a day in the life of Sanjay if you are interested.

The heart of Delhi (his counterpart Rithlal is the soul), standing at 5’5, 125 lbs, Sanjay is the proud owner of a well respected ‘stache and a hands free cellphone not to mention he handles the road like Dale Earnhart … Jr.

Before he took Arvil and I around to the Delhi tourist spots today we indulged in a bit of a photo shoot. Usually pictures of this high quality are sought after by such publications as Vanity Fair, The NewYork Times and the Jewish Advocate but of course once again theseguysblog.wordpress.com did not sell out and we were able to provide you with Sanjay photos first.

Additionally, free of charge, I will be providing you with live footage of the Sanjay himself operating a luxury Toyota Corolla.

Sanjay equipped with vehicle

Sanjay equipped with vehicle ... Oh Sanjay, don't worry that grin is not creepy at all!

Sanjay's signature "Blue Steel"

Sanjay's signature "Blue Steel"

Very nice haircut Sanjay!

Wearing the hands free ear piece

2008 Americas Next Top Model runner-up

2008 Americas Next Top Model runner-up

The first ever footage of Sanjay hard at work…enjoy.

Sanjay Schedule

8 am – wake up

8:30 am – Style the ‘stache

9 am – Take uncle to work

9:15 am to 8 pm – absolute jack shit. Sit outside uncle’s office while he is at work. Talk with other drivers. Talk with little kids. Talk with anyone who will entertain him. Take a nap.

8:30 – drop uncle off at home.

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