Previous Next

I LOVE THIS. Maybe it’s because I live in a culture where it’s not necessarily considered “manly” to be pampered, especially by other men.

I’ll be honest: I enjoy being pampered. I like getting my hair washed and my head massaged when I visit a salon. My feet scrubbed and rubbed during a pedicure (I’ve had two). My sore muscles worked by a skilled masseuse.

In my strange world, this video — filmed in New Delhi by director Tom Pietrasik — somehow validates all that. But more, I love the peek into this little subculture, something I would have had no idea of otherwise. To me, this is travel filmmaking / storytelling at its best.

Culture Guides


About The Author

Carlo Alcos

Carlo is the Dean of Education at MatadorU and a Managing Editor at Matador. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter. He lives in Nelson, British Columbia.

  • Scott Brannon

    awesome vid. so good.

One of the strongest sells of an 'African' story I can recall seeing in a very, very long...
And so he does, of course, and is immediately transported far beyond his cluttered desk,...
Is it a yes? A no? A maybe? An, "I didn't understand a word of what you just said"?
The diversity of music is vast and the hunger for the experimental is real.
Once I get it in my head that in fact I may be The Dude, everything starts to pick...
They'll let you get away with a number of things...but it's possible to hit the limit.
Sulbin can hold his breath for up to 5 minutes while free-diving 20 meters deep.
It's interesting how the language we speak influences the animal sounds we hear.
You can learn quite a bit about a country based on the way it tucks its children into...