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#31 Oct 31st, 2017, 04:57
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Originally Posted by a_f_d View Post Well, I'm not a macho type but neither am I easily fazed - I had a pub in Salford for many years!

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I grew up in Delhi but left in 1970s. In 2015 My wife (Japanese) and I went to CP. Was surprised to see sophisticated network of well dressed touts who hand you over to the next tout using cell phones. Yep, they also tried to send us to fake State tourist office. My Speaking Hindi did not matter; they know we do not live in Delhi. Funny thing is when we went third time to CP (yeah we are crazy!), touts left us alone.
Of course those trying to sell stuff, will always try. Never felt physically threatened though. We have had our share of CP forever.
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I too grew up in Delhi, and though I do not feel physically threatened at CP or anything like that, I have come to dislike the culture of that city even more than I used to . So much so that whenever I have to go there to visit ageing family or for work, I prefer a morning to evening trip or at best a two day one. Want to get out asap.

Only thing I miss on these short trips is some of the food and going back to my old childhood haunts. The rest of it, not at all.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post I too grew up in Delhi, and though I do not feel physically threatened at CP or anything like that, I have come to dislike the culture of that city even more than I used to . So much so that whenever I have to go there to visit ageing family or for work, I prefer a morning to evening trip or at best a two day one. Want to get out asap.

Only thing I miss on these short trips is some of the food and going back to my old childhood haunts. The rest of it, not at all.
Ditto for me. I moved to NCR ~10 years ago from Mumbai. I had an immediate disconnect with overly suave but too showy and flaunty places like CP. I never really connected. I rarely go there. Never any threats because I don't stand out but shopping at Janpath was not that good a experience. I've been fleeced once
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I have a love hate relationship with delhi NCR. Was born and spent most of my life here. And am back after a brief sojourn of 6 years in nagpur and pune. And within a few years I will move again , but then I will miss it. The street food, the monuments,the gardens, the concerts my childhood friends and all the memories of college.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post So much so that whenever I have to go there to visit ageing family or for work, I prefer a morning to evening trip or at best a two day one. Want to get out asap.

Only thing I miss on these short trips is some of the food and going back to my old childhood haunts. The rest of it, not at all.
Family is what brings me back too . Places from childhood are still fun though surroundings have gone to dogs. Not sure how old you are Capt but, I remember Kashmiri gate with all those parks like Nicholson garden etc. Oh well....
#37 Nov 2nd, 2017, 18:29
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Probably nothing new, but...

Imagine a wizened, ancient mariner, long white beard, sea-worn face. All day, he sits gazing at the sea. Children sit at his feet while he tells them stories.

Sometimes, a child will ask, "Captain, why do you tell stories to your feet?"




Yep. I've met the Captain. And... He is nothing like that .

But hey, give it a few years..

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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Imagine a wizened, ancient mariner, long white beard, sea-worn face. All day, he sits gazing at the sea. Children sit at his feet while he tells them stories.

Sometimes, a child will ask, "Captain, why do you tell stories to your feet?"




Yep. I've met the Captain. And... He is nothing like that .

But hey, give it a few years..


Hell i had him pegged as a muscle toned, retired 38 year old, who made his millions skippering W Class racers for the America's Cup.
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J-class, redninja?

I spent a day on one once. Believe it or not, it was one of my most boring days afloat. The skipper was understandably cautious with the amount sail carried in the fairly generous wind, there were about twenty of us day-outers as well as the pro crew, so very little to do. Yeah, ok, I got my two minutes at the wheel.

The most astonishing thing about this giant was that the 36 to 44 footers I was used to would have given a pretty rough outing that day. This thing was as solid and stable as a rock.

Are we futtocked now?

And I'd say the Captain is closer to 39. But he still tells stories to his feet.

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Originally Posted by a_f_d View Post Well, I'm not a macho type but neither am I easily fazed - I had a pub in Salford for many years!

AndyD 8-)
Whoa!!!

You'll know the Cheat 'em hill boys then!
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Originally Posted by kullukid View Post Whoa!!!

You'll know the Cheat 'em hill boys then!
The hill was a step away, but we had no trouble from there. It was the 'hill ladies you had to haggle with when shopping.
OH had a deal with one lady in a saree shop to exchange fresh curry leaves** when either had been to India (her husband sold us our mutton).

AndyD 8-)₹

** ALL other Indian/ asian ingredients were available on Cheetham Hill.
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Originally Posted by a_f_d View Post The hill was a step away, but we had no trouble from there. It was the 'hill ladies you had to haggle with when shopping.
OH had a deal with one lady in a saree shop to exchange fresh curry leaves** when either had been to India (her husband sold us our mutton).

AndyD 8-)₹

** ALL other Indian/ asian ingredients were available on Cheetham Hill.

For last 20 odd yrs I haven't been able to pass through Salford without eating at Kabana, Cheat 'em hill, they also have one on the corner of Broughton Lane.

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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post J-class, redninja?

I spent a day on one once. Believe it or not, it was one of my most boring days afloat. The skipper was understandably cautious with the amount sail carried in the fairly generous wind, there were about twenty of us day-outers as well as the pro crew, so very little to so. Yeah, ok, I got my two minutes at the wheel.

The most astonishing thing about this giant was that the 36 to 44 footers I was used to would have given a pretty rough outing that day. This thing was as solid and stable as a rock.

Are we futtocked now?

And I'd say the Captain is closer to 39. But he still tells stories to his feet.

Yes well corrected you old limy sea dog -- my mate skippered one for a bunch of Swiss bankers for a few years -- they said maintaining one was like standing under a shower in a Des Merrion suit tearing up $1000 bills
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