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Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 19th, 2015, 07:52
Replies: 185
Views: 13,588
Posted By Darmabum
To be clear, hfot2, I am no apologist for India,...

To be clear, hfot2, I am no apologist for India, or any other country (my own included) that fails to treat women humanely, humanly and with dignity. My 'stat' was in response to, again, the...
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 19th, 2015, 05:41
Replies: 185
Views: 13,588
Posted By Darmabum
You know hfot2, I have. I have walked through...

You know hfot2, I have. I have walked through India with women, right behind them - dressed 'appropriately' - and watched them be groped. Watched women - actually was walking them across he street...
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 19th, 2015, 03:50
Replies: 185
Views: 13,588
Posted By Darmabum
Well said, Steven. I did a little research . . ....

Well said, Steven. I did a little research . . . www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Violent-crime/Rapes-per-million-people

In lieu of looking up this site, the Bottom Line (as in...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Mar 18th, 2015, 22:49
Replies: 138
Views: 30,969
Posted By Darmabum
Scams. I add a percentage to my budget just to...

Scams. I add a percentage to my budget just to accomodate them ;)

Had one a road trip . . . somewhere Out There, west of Khajuraho, east of Agra - in a very rural/wild area - we came upon a...
Forum: Delhi Mar 18th, 2015, 04:43
Replies: 29
Views: 5,237
Posted By Darmabum
Look into Majnu-ka-tilla, north Delhi. It is a...

Look into Majnu-ka-tilla, north Delhi. It is a Tibetan settlement, with many guest houses, hotels, etc.

As to safety . . . I'm getting pretty tired (no offense to you, at all) of this "Delhi is...
Forum: Forum Help Mar 17th, 2015, 05:54
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Darmabum
I think you have to use this site a little more,...

I think you have to use this site a little more, first. As in post some messages . . . maybe it's just a matter or time . . . you're a newbie here, it takes time to have Full Privileges ;)
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Mar 16th, 2015, 22:43
Replies: 61
Views: 5,052
Posted By Darmabum
While Hep C can be carried for some time by a...

While Hep C can be carried for some time by a host, the fact that the host displays no symptoms does not preclude them from being a carrier, and possible transmitter. Hep C is also not the only...
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Mar 15th, 2015, 00:39
Replies: 14
Views: 2,301
Posted By Darmabum
So, marriages will now be arranged by math...

So, marriages will now be arranged by math professors ;)
Forum: Delhi Mar 14th, 2015, 22:00
Replies: 11
Views: 2,990
Posted By Darmabum
What I say is: Find a local with a truck, wrap a...

What I say is: Find a local with a truck, wrap a shawl around your head, plug in your favorite CD . . . step on the gas and go!
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Mar 13th, 2015, 00:02
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By Darmabum
But Gypsy Moth, while it is ten years . . . is it...

But Gypsy Moth, while it is ten years . . . is it not still six months at time? . . .

P.S. I too am a US citizen . . . with a ten year visa
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Mar 12th, 2015, 23:29
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By Darmabum
As six months is the most you'll get anyway, plan...

As six months is the most you'll get anyway, plan for six months . . . in short, plan for the max, adjust as you see fit.
Forum: Varanasi Mar 12th, 2015, 22:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By Darmabum
The Haifa Hotel/Restaurant (very close to Asi...

The Haifa Hotel/Restaurant (very close to Asi Ghat) is always full of travelers at meal times
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Mar 10th, 2015, 22:23
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By Darmabum
Many Indians that can, "head for the hills" in...

Many Indians that can, "head for the hills" in summer, as the British learned to do. The plains in summer will slowly poach you ;)
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Mar 9th, 2015, 10:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By Darmabum
Never had that problem. I do know, however, that...

Never had that problem. I do know, however, that the police would often prowl my own guesthouses, checking up on the foreigners staying there.
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Mar 7th, 2015, 08:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By Darmabum
Mancityman . . . the unrest in Kashmir is not...

Mancityman . . . the unrest in Kashmir is not "recent" . . . in '82 (my first trip to India) I skipped it because of "unrest" ;) It is a unrestful place. I too would skip Nepal, too much in India...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Mar 7th, 2015, 06:15
Replies: 31
Views: 5,224
Posted By Darmabum
"Spice" . . . kind of an ambiguous word. While...

"Spice" . . . kind of an ambiguous word. While there is certainly spicy-hot, my love of Indian food stems from the savory aspects of spice. I see so many posts about people not liking "spicy" food,...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Mar 6th, 2015, 22:31
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By Darmabum
aarosh - I should have patented it then ;)

aarosh - I should have patented it then ;)
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Mar 6th, 2015, 21:49
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By Darmabum
aarosh, yes, my avatar is me. Drawn four days...

aarosh, yes, my avatar is me. Drawn four days after returning from a six month stay in Varanasi. Art, by a Disney artist-friend.

The time difference between this photo and the drawing is 18 years
Forum: Varanasi Mar 6th, 2015, 02:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,479
Posted By Darmabum
"wannabe" . . . maybe . . . but definitely not...

"wannabe" . . . maybe . . . but definitely not French, trust funded or (I like to think) a dirtbag ;)

And as for the alleys . . . all the "stuff" in them . . . leave it ;) . . . helps me to Be...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Mar 6th, 2015, 00:53
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By Darmabum
My first Holi in Asia . . .

. . . this, on a lake outside of Pokhara, Nepal . . . many, many full moons ago . . .

Happy Holi, Everyone!
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Mar 5th, 2015, 21:44
Replies: 31
Views: 5,224
Posted By Darmabum
So many from the West, I think, are overwhelmed...

So many from the West, I think, are overwhelmed with physical India for the reasons they are overwhelmed with Indian food - there is just so much happening . . . All. The. Time. And as the West...
Forum: Delhi Mar 4th, 2015, 22:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By Darmabum
For my last Holi in Varanasi I specifically...

For my last Holi in Varanasi I specifically bought a new white t-shirt, just for it. Went out, got shellacked! And at the end of the day, had a white(ish) commemorative Holi shirt ;) (I let the...
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 4th, 2015, 02:42
Replies: 241
Views: 15,313
Posted By Darmabum
Hanged? . . . Nah . . . castration

Hanged? . . . Nah . . . castration
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Mar 3rd, 2015, 23:41
Replies: 31
Views: 5,224
Posted By Darmabum
Yeah, it's 'about' food, but (metaphorically), so much more . . .

www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/03/a-scientific-explanation-of-what-makes-indian-food-so-delicious/?tid=sm_fb
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Mar 2nd, 2015, 23:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Darmabum
"Isn't Mumbai the cultural capital of the...

"Isn't Mumbai the cultural capital of the country" . . . depends some, I think, on what 'culture' you're looking for . . . and yes, there are "a lot of things to do in Mumbai" . . . and as for...
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