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Forum: Goa Feb 24th, 2013, 23:00
Replies: 6
Views: 2,182
Posted By ellienai
hi - a few notes from my experience (i went to...

hi - a few notes from my experience (i went to Goa with my son when he was 3 and had a fantastic time. it was a couple of years ago so things may have changed!!).

April is not in the high season...
Forum: Agra Jan 31st, 2013, 01:42
Replies: 1
Views: 2,840
Posted By ellienai
Agra - what's changed since 2009?

hello, a friend has asked for advice on Agra as she is going on a day trip and I've been a few times in the past. But I imagine its changed since I last went! What has changed? have the roads got...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Oct 24th, 2012, 09:36
Replies: 7
Views: 2,149
Posted By ellienai
Upmarket hotels will also change bills if you...

Upmarket hotels will also change bills if you ever happen to be in one, although best to not go at a weekend as they sometimes run out. Sometimes you have to look like you're staying/ at business...
Forum: Indian Recipes Oct 14th, 2012, 01:42
Replies: 0
Views: 2,695
Posted By ellienai
Sheermal Recipe

My favourite food in the world is probably the Sheermal I used to get in old Delhi. Hot out of the tandoor and brushed with ghee. :) I'm going to try and recreate this at home. Ok, ok, i know it...
Forum: Delhi Oct 14th, 2012, 01:28
Replies: 0
Views: 585
Posted By ellienai
Anyone going to Indira Gandhi museum?

Can anyone help me in my search for an Indira Gandhi quote? It was after Feroze died, she said something about her luck having run out and confidence gone. I have found out that it is mentioned in...
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 3rd, 2012, 03:36
Replies: 0
Views: 917
Posted By ellienai
Indira Gandhi quote

Can anyone help me in my search for an Indira Gandhi quote? It was after Feroze died, she said something about her luck having run out and confidence gone. I think it is mentioned in the museum at...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 22nd, 2012, 15:01
Replies: 9
Views: 2,191
Posted By ellienai
Who is your employer and who is funding the...

Who is your employer and who is funding the research? if you have a permanent UK job then i agree you probably need a business visa. if you're unemployed and this is volunteering for an Indian...
Forum: Moving to Delhi Jan 21st, 2012, 00:08
Replies: 0
Views: 1,288
Posted By ellienai
Moving back to India

so you've lived in a country (India), gone through the trauma and upheaval of moving back to your home country, gone through missing everyone and everything about India and finally got settled back...
Forum: Delhi Dec 4th, 2011, 14:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,954
Posted By ellienai
the biggest problem we had was with cockroaches. ...

the biggest problem we had was with cockroaches. But a little exteriminator guy came and got rid of them each time. Maybe find such a person on arrival and make friends with them! oh, also, after...
Forum: International India Flights Nov 19th, 2011, 05:36
Replies: 13
Views: 2,049
Posted By ellienai
In case anyone has flights booked with this...

In case anyone has flights booked with this airline and needs advice: http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=27&pagetype=65&appid=9&mode=detail&nid=2066
Forum: Introduce Yourself Nov 8th, 2011, 18:12
Replies: 50
Views: 6,828
Posted By ellienai
hello, my job in India meant I saw loads and...

hello, my job in India meant I saw loads and loads of first time visitors to India. Many of them - people at the top of their field like senior business people and professors - were really scared! ...
Forum: Chai and Chat Nov 8th, 2011, 18:06
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By ellienai
Thanks for the hug :)! I was in India for work...

Thanks for the hug :)! I was in India for work and then the same work brought me back to the UK, where I'm originally from. There is the chance of short visits back to India, although just for me...
Forum: Chai and Chat Nov 8th, 2011, 01:37
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By ellienai
Missing India - practical advice

hello

I was lucky enough to live in India for a few years and am now back in the UK. I miss it a lot :weep:and am finding the adjustment quite weird. Any practical advice of things i can do to...
Forum: International India Flights Sep 26th, 2011, 02:29
Replies: 19
Views: 4,347
Posted By ellienai
hi a group of us from the UK met up in Kerala...

hi
a group of us from the UK met up in Kerala last year, starting in Kochi (Cochin). Kochi is further north, so may be an easier starting point if meeting friends travelling down the coast by...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Sep 14th, 2011, 04:18
Replies: 1
Views: 1,990
Posted By ellienai
Sorry this may not answer your question but -...

Sorry this may not answer your question but - when i worked in Delhi - we had real problems with people coming over for conferences. Conference seems to mean some kind of formal inter governmental...
Forum: Indian Railways Aug 2nd, 2011, 00:37
Replies: 12
Views: 2,437
Posted By ellienai
Smoking isn't allowed but my partner says there's...

Smoking isn't allowed but my partner says there's generally somewhere you can smoke *illegally* in 1AC i.e. near an open door. I'd also travelled on trains in E. Europe (for me in the 90s) before...
Forum: Indian Railways Jul 27th, 2011, 22:14
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By ellienai
This is going to come down to personal...

This is going to come down to personal preference, but I would book in advance. You can always change the odd ticket (i.e. get a refund and rebook a different train). If there are 5 of you, you'd...
Forum: Yoga in India Jul 23rd, 2011, 08:38
Replies: 168
Views: 16,417
Posted By ellienai
The Government of India, including the apex body...

The Government of India, including the apex body for health research, the Indian Council for Medical Research, funds research in to Yoga. The best I have seen is S-YVASA in Bangalore. Just for...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Jul 22nd, 2011, 20:50
Replies: 9
Views: 4,849
Posted By ellienai
Arora, just to say thank you for starting this...

Arora, just to say thank you for starting this thread, I'm a total stepwell fan.
We've used Google maps to find step wells in areas where we aren't sure of exact location e.g. in Mehrauli (Delhi -...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Jul 10th, 2011, 09:46
Replies: 42
Views: 19,211
Posted By ellienai
Quite a few restaurants in Delhi serve beef. i...

Quite a few restaurants in Delhi serve beef. i can think of an Italian, a Keralan, at least 3 of the big hotels.... Its quite often not referred to by name eg 'meat curry'. There are a lot of...
Forum: Indian Railways Jul 6th, 2011, 22:07
Replies: 14
Views: 2,891
Posted By ellienai
Somehow mice crawling past my face on trains...

Somehow mice crawling past my face on trains freak me out less than cockroaches.

My worst experience was when my son threw up all over both of us a couple of hours in to a 17 hour journey. I...
Forum: Kerala Jul 6th, 2011, 21:59
Replies: 21
Views: 4,906
Posted By ellienai
We got train from Ernakulam (i.e. Kochi) to...

We got train from Ernakulam (i.e. Kochi) to Kannur (5 or 6 hrs) and all the beaches we went to (sorry don't know names!) were clean, quiet and lovely. This was last Christmas.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jul 2nd, 2011, 09:54
Replies: 14
Views: 3,937
Posted By ellienai
My work involves (UK) research links to India and...

My work involves (UK) research links to India and visas/permits are,as you've discovered, a very murky area. SCMN's comments ring very true- and, from experience, I agree with the bit about research...
Forum: West Bengal Jul 2nd, 2011, 09:21
Replies: 26
Views: 4,987
Posted By ellienai
yes, a replica tile and a couple of figures. ...

yes, a replica tile and a couple of figures. they were very cheap. Wandering the stalls was interesting in itself. there seemed to be no customers at all though, i wanted to buy something from...
Forum: West Bengal Jul 1st, 2011, 22:29
Replies: 26
Views: 4,987
Posted By ellienai
A Quick Report of sorts

Well we did it and it was lovely. Mid June perhaps not the best time to visit inland West Bengal (!), but we knew that before hand and were well prepared for the heat.
Met a proud - and bemused -...
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