Lol JRC, given that the damn country's GDP is growing at 8% which is approximately 800% more than ours, I would suspect in a few years you'd see many reverse economic migrants. Also JRC, I am an American and when I first filled out a visa form for the UK about 5 years back, it asked me for my parents names and all the countries I visited in the last 10 years as well
I keep going to India every few months for work and it is truly a country of extremes. As a lone foreigner you WILL be ripped off if you visit the escort websites (I made the rookie error on my first trip many years back...the girl that showed up was exotic/spectacular/super but as I found out later, I paid about 3x of what a local would have paid). Sonagachi in Kolkata and Congress house in Mumbai are the established brothels with girls available and catering to all tastes and budgets, but you somehow get a bad feeling that many of those girls are trafficked. I went to both places and returned without a punt and feeling bad about having ventured there. It can also be dangerous with police raids happening randomly. Also, AIDS is much more prevalent in brothels there. Just do a google for sonagachi and aids and you'll be shocked.
I now have an established set of friends there who are punters as well and they punt a few levels below the top end (top end being film and TV actresses): the struggling models, airhostesses of bankrupt airlines, students looking for an extra buck, etc. those are amazing and rival the best lookers across the world and compete with the best in terms of filthiness and fun. They are contacted through pimps who only cater to folks that know them well and my mates try to organize atleast 1-2 punts for me when I am in mumbai/delhi. These typically cost approx £100-150 for an hour or two worth of outcall to my hotel, so not cheap but top quality. On my own, I have so far not had success at this price point.
Picking up a girl in bars is next to impossible: they are usually there with friends to have fun in their groups. Also prostitution is illegal and the police wakes up often to raid shady hotels, spas and brothels : they also usually take a news camera crew with them, so you need to punt outside a five star hotel very carefully.
Considering all of this, I wormed my way into a great punting community on the www.worldsexguide.com
. On the Mumbai and Delhi forums if you read carefully there are about 90% begging for contacts of girls and pimps and 10% who have the really precious contacts and these are the guys you need to develop credibility with. They are the young, rich, well educated and connected guys who move around in different circles and know who to contact to organise a fantastic punt in a hotel or a party in a farmhouse outside the city. Spend some time there, develop some friendship and credibility and you will be well rewarded. India is not a punting heaven but for the well connected, it offers a lot.
Vivago, I totally second your experience in Goa. What a fantastic place! Although never had your luck with an Indian girl there, I have had my share of fun with civvy Brit and Israeli girls at some raves organised there during Xmas/New Years.