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Old 24-11-19, 09:23 AM
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Hello everyone,

There used to be an Opium Department in India in colonial days. If i recall correctly, George Orwell's father worked for them in Bihar.

Has anyone ever seen or know of a badge or button to the department? I have a button to the Bombay Salt Department and it occurred to me that there might be a badge/button to the Opium Department as well..

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Sunil
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Old 24-11-19, 07:36 PM
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I saw a travel documentary recently where some intrepid traveller visited the the opium factory somewhere in India, I forget where but it might have been somewhere near Cawnpore (Kanpur). It is apparently the very same factory that we built but now supplies the Indian state with all its opiate requirements.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_and_Alkaloid_Works

Cawnpore- Ghazipur. I doubt that there are many in England who would know the significance of either place these days.

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Old 24-11-19, 09:14 PM
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I think the traveller was Michael Portillo on his railway journey across India.

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Old 24-11-19, 10:18 PM
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I think the traveller was Michael Portillo on his railway journey across India.

Tim
I was racking my brains, I had thought it was Simon Reeve or Sue Perkins, but you are right, it was Portillo.

It seems strange that the BBC keeps making the same programme with different people. I think that Chris Tarrant had a go for the other side as well.

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Old 25-11-19, 08:42 AM
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Yes, Ive seen that one too...Don't recall the details but it was a railway journey thing. It was in Ghazipur. Another place to visit!
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Huh! You know, at least four my friends tried opium as a drug, only one though in hospital. The effect is cool yet frightening at the same time. In the last interview, Navalny said that he’s experienced that when recovering after coma. He was dreaming and seeing things that looked and felt more realistic that the reality itself! Scary, isn’t it? That’s why I recommend all the people in need to use kratom instead of opium. There are lots of arguments, but the most important one is that kratom is not developing dependence. If you are interested you can check here and see if you want to try it or no kratomgallery.com. Nevertheless, that is not a candy so be very careful!

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