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#1 Mar 8th, 2007, 11:42
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hi -- american grad student here for 5 months. i'm living in south delhi, away for stretches of time to do fieldwork elsewhere, but otherwise find myself spending a lot of time alone in delhi. would love to meet other people (err, english-speakers--preferably other foreigners who are giving it a go here), of all ages. maybe interested in coffee, drinks, dinner, etc.

anyone have ideas?
#2 Mar 14th, 2007, 15:32
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84 views, yet no posts to this thread?? did i post this in the wrong place?

just curious!
#3 Mar 14th, 2007, 15:48
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What you should do is go to the next IM Meetup in Delhi, whenever that is, and meet some ex-pats living in Delhi, or just hang around other tourists you meet there. Other than that, I have no idea. I had a mate from Delhi who showed me everything, so I'm glad for that.

Hopefully there are other IM'ers here who can kill some time with you, whether they're living or visiting Delhi.
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Originally Posted by New-South-Welshman View Post What you should do is go to the next IM Meetup in Delhi, whenever that is, and meet some ex-pats living in Delhi, or just hang around other tourists you meet there. Other than that, I have no idea. I had a mate from Delhi who showed me everything, so I'm glad for that.

Hopefully there are other IM'ers here who can kill some time with you, whether they're living or visiting Delhi.
i've actually met a couple people who contacted me through private message, so i'm not necessarily complaining that i haven't met anyone. i just wanted to know why no one had responded to the thread. surely there are other people in delhi who have found themselves in a similar predicament?

but, anyway, thank you for your response.
#5 Mar 14th, 2007, 16:03
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you can log in to www.delhiexpat.com for (err, english-speakers--preferably other foreigners who are giving it a go here) as you said

good luck
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Originally Posted by New-South-Welshman View Post What you should do is go to the next IM Meetup in Delhi
See Next Delhi IM Meetup???
#7 Mar 17th, 2007, 16:04
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Places to Go, People to See

Delhi isn't so bad, really. Looking at your list of interests, it's the tail end of the art season. Most major shows happen from Sep-April. You can meet some truly interesting people at art events.

It takes a little while to get connected here. People seem to be to caught up in careers and family. It can feel truly isolating!

My feeling is that Delhites tend to stick to established social networks from their college days.

But if you can break into a social circle it will get easier. Depending on area interest, you may be able to meet with others doing similar research.

Also, in S. Delhi, JNU can be a great place to be based. A lot of cool people. A large group of foreign students live in and around the campus--a great change from the rest of the city, and it feels like a huge park!

Every now and then the Foreign Student Association throws events and parties. Good opportunities to meet people.

If you'd like to know more please feel free to PM.

cheers,

Tak
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#8 Mar 22nd, 2007, 16:06
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Is IM ?the Delhi Network - this is what I know - it meets every Tuesday in the Hyatt Regency, costs 500r to join and they have morning tea and a speaker at the meetings. Mostly women are going to these and of all ages. They are from countries all over the world and the criteria is that you are living in Delhi - they also arrange activities, excursions etc. from time to time and a Christmas lunch. A good way to meet people who are short to long term staying in Delhi. Having just viewed IM Meet Up see it hasn't functioned for a long time - IM stands for India Mike!!
The Delhi Network is a legitimate organisation with Board members, constitution etc. You can contact them at delhinet2003@yahoo.com or ring their office (inside Hyatt Regency) - 66771505
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#9 Mar 28th, 2007, 11:21
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Hello Rangichangi,

Whats up? I'm orginally Indian but now settled in Canada, im a Mech. engg student. I'm here for my summer vacation and dont have much friends around. So, if you like, we can hangout sometime....waiting for ur reply.

Your friend,
Anmol
#10 Mar 31st, 2007, 23:13
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Wink

Hi there Rangichangi!

I am in Delhi for 3 months - would be good to meet others for a drink or tea somewhere. I have just arrived as well.

Let us know if you suggest something.
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Smile

Hello Toucanbay & Rangichangi!!!

Lets make some plan and meet up!!! Suggestion: Lets meet in CP and have beer, wht u say guys?

Waiting to hear from you!!!

Anmol
#12 Apr 1st, 2007, 15:56
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Am game

Would love to meet up on weekends or on weekdays after 7pm. Just buzz me for more at alex.shoemaker@gmail.com
Cheers
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Based on my two months here...it can be difficult to meet people in the popular clubs, mostly there are social clusters as mentioned previously in this thread or the places turn into meat markets on the weekend. Try Pegs n Pints in Chankyapuri on a Friday night (after 10 p.m.). T

here's a good mix of Indian professional and ex-pat journalists at the Foreign Correspondents Club on early Friday evenings (before 10 p.m.) as well. FCC is a members' club but you can visit and ask the manager about membership info and they'll let you buy a drink to check out the place.

Visant Vihar (aka Priya) attracts younger folks but best to go with a friend and pop into the different bars and clubs and see what is happening. I've also noticed that young men and women from the Northeast also view themselves as strangers in the urban jungle here and are quite sociable to foreigners. Unlike some other locals who might try to befriend you they are not apt to attempt some sort of scam.

Also, the coffee houses and eateries in Khan Market are a good place to meet people. Just start a chat with some foreigners at the next table. There are a lot of people just like you hanging out in those places to grab a meal or caffeine.

Also it's easy to get invites to diplomatic receptions if you have friends in those circles. There you can meet members of the Indian old guard (many who love to entertain foreigners in their palatial homes) as well as recently arrived diplomats of all stripes who are looking for friends outside of the embassy merry-go-round.
#14 Apr 4th, 2007, 14:12
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No offences to any individual:
Pegs & Pints: Used to be a nice place but its now more of a pick up joint (prostitutes & giggolo's) It's the only club organising Gay nights and most of the days you only find Gays around in the club.

Vasant Vihar: This is nice option and i love going and having a drink or two in Bachhus, Barcode, RPM, or Thank god its friday (TGIF).

Khan Market: Very cozy and nice places to have a coffee and chat.

Defence Colony: Nice small clubs (more urban) and cheap. Try Moets (Stone lounge), RPM, MB's and Flavours (Italian restaurent).

Dont Miss Baci in Sundar Nagar, though not a very good suggestion to meet some people.

Anyways last but not the least am always up to meet new people and raise up a chat topic. Buzz at alex.shoemaker@gmail.com

Thanks
#15 Apr 7th, 2007, 16:18
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If I'm not mistaken Pegs n Pints has a gay night only once a week -- Tuesday, I believe. I've been in on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays and have never been hit on.
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