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Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Sep 17th, 2011, 12:23
Replies: 47
Views: 9,981
Posted By dipydoo
I think this page has gone from practicality to...

I think this page has gone from practicality to philosophy. But as an Indian who has travelled extensively in India let me tell you this...
1. Luggage may get stolen if it is left casually,...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Oct 27th, 2010, 14:52
Replies: 6
Views: 5,545
Posted By dipydoo
Roads from Karwar to Kundapur are patchy to bad....

Roads from Karwar to Kundapur are patchy to bad. Kundapur to Mangalore is ok. Mangalore Madikeri is fairly ok. But with this seasons rains (still pouring down), roads are going bad in a matter of...
Forum: Kerala Dec 10th, 2009, 17:01
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By dipydoo
Goa-Mangalore by the KR1 passenger,...

Goa-Mangalore by the KR1 passenger, Mangalore-Kasargod-Bekal-Nileshwaram-Tellicherry-Calicut-Guruvayoor-Cherai-Cochin, bus
(calicut-wynad-calicut, bus)
around Cochin in bus/ boat
(cochin-Munnar,...
Forum: Photography Dec 10th, 2009, 16:48
Replies: 297
Views: 43,439
Posted By dipydoo
Two papers I read - The New York Times...

Two papers I read - The New York Times (international) & The Hindu, (national) print regular (daily) corrections, clarifications & retractions. Will see if something of this sort has happened and...
Forum: Kerala Dec 10th, 2009, 16:42
Replies: 17
Views: 3,916
Posted By dipydoo
In that case dont miss Punnatur Kotta...

In that case dont miss Punnatur Kotta...
Forum: Photography Dec 10th, 2009, 15:31
Replies: 297
Views: 43,439
Posted By dipydoo
The 'normal' correction that papers print is...

The 'normal' correction that papers print is "Picture that appeared on xxxx page on yyy date was attributed to 'so&so'. The actual holder of the copyright is Ms. Mridula. The error is regretted."
Forum: Photography Dec 10th, 2009, 13:59
Replies: 297
Views: 43,439
Posted By dipydoo
Mridula, my cousin is a pro AND also blogs. His...

Mridula, my cousin is a pro AND also blogs. His pics on the net have a watermark running right across the pic. You can of course be creative with the watermark like "Used without permission from...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 10th, 2009, 13:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By dipydoo
@ Ocean: 500 bucks are Hampi will get you a...

@ Ocean: 500 bucks are Hampi will get you a decent meal for 4. At 1000/ meal, you can pick the best hotel in town. (Just as a point of ref - a buffet lunch in any of the business class hotels will...
Forum: Kerala Dec 10th, 2009, 13:43
Replies: 17
Views: 3,916
Posted By dipydoo
You can also do a 'Pooram' circuit...Start with...

You can also do a 'Pooram' circuit...Start with the Thrissur Pooram, Move on to Irinjalakuda (nearby) for the Koodalmanikkam pooram, finish off with a bang the Utralikkavu Pooram (for a high...
Forum: Karnataka Dec 6th, 2009, 10:55
Replies: 14
Views: 7,958
Posted By dipydoo
There are AC Rajahamsas too...

There are AC Rajahamsas too...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Dec 5th, 2009, 21:34
Replies: 14
Views: 2,677
Posted By dipydoo
A box of good sweets (moti choor laddoos / kaju...

A box of good sweets (moti choor laddoos / kaju barfis) will work fine. If you need something more substantial some curio / handicraft item will also be good...
Forum: India Expat Area Dec 5th, 2009, 21:28
Replies: 7
Views: 3,756
Posted By dipydoo
Here is the IT Act...

Here is the IT Act (http://www.legalserviceindia.com/cyber/itact.html) We are not exactly in the dark ages out here :). It is another matter that any dispute that goes to the courts may take a few...
Forum: Karnataka Dec 5th, 2009, 21:23
Replies: 10
Views: 10,314
Posted By dipydoo
BMTC buses are good. It takes about 1/2 an hour...

BMTC buses are good. It takes about 1/2 an hour to come out. If you dont have check in baggage, much faster...
Forum: Kerala Dec 5th, 2009, 21:20
Replies: 17
Views: 3,916
Posted By dipydoo
The trissur pooram and the Punnatur Kotta can...

The trissur pooram and the Punnatur Kotta can easily be combined.
The pooram is not just about elephants though (whereas all the 'gaja'melams are only about them) and you get a complete view of the...
Forum: Karnataka Dec 5th, 2009, 21:17
Replies: 14
Views: 7,958
Posted By dipydoo
The hierarchy is like this... Airavat (the...

The hierarchy is like this...
Airavat (the vollvos)
Rajahamsa (push back seats - ac too)
Delux (Padded seats - Long back)
Sarige (pretty much a bench with foam, stops almost all along)

Choose...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Dec 5th, 2009, 21:07
Replies: 950
Views: 378,789
Posted By dipydoo
Well summer in all those places you mentioned...

Well summer in all those places you mentioned (south india) is going to be hot & hotter. Uttarkhand HP is going to be between warm & hot in April May. Essential wear would be T-shirts & Shorts...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Dec 4th, 2009, 21:31
Replies: 222
Views: 153,427
Posted By dipydoo
Know what, you may be hard pressed to even find a...

Know what, you may be hard pressed to even find a chair in Mumbai AP during the night...It will normally be that crowded...
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Nov 23rd, 2009, 19:25
Replies: 2,632
Views: 293,044
Posted By dipydoo
Regarding prepone, it is by no means an Indian...

Regarding prepone, it is by no means an Indian word - though some of the dictionaries state the word origin as South Asia/ India. The word has been used in non-Indian publications too.
An example...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Feb 20th, 2009, 10:51
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By dipydoo
Also look at carwale.com At that proce you...

Also look at carwale.com

At that proce you will get a 5-6 year old hatchback in reasonably good condition.

However, I am not sure about whether you can purchase a car if you are here on a work...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Feb 5th, 2009, 14:16
Replies: 6
Views: 5,545
Posted By dipydoo
Mangalore to Kundapur road condition is good.

Mangalore to Kundapur road condition is good.
Forum: Kerala Feb 5th, 2009, 14:14
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By dipydoo
Unfortunately (or fortunately :))NH-17 is the...

Unfortunately (or fortunately :))NH-17 is the shortest route entering Kerala at Kasargod. The other route will be go to Pune. Pick up NH-4 to Bangalore, NH-7 to Salem, NH-47 to Kerala entering in...
Forum: Kerala Feb 4th, 2009, 13:25
Replies: 8
Views: 5,170
Posted By dipydoo
Waiwai - best time to, is in December or early...

Waiwai - best time to, is in December or early Jan.

@synonymous - kuruva dweep is a good place to go.
Forum: Delhi Feb 4th, 2009, 13:15
Replies: 8
Views: 2,519
Posted By dipydoo
Plenty of hotels, from the seedy kinds to the...

Plenty of hotels, from the seedy kinds to the posh ones. Panikkers guest house in KB is good basic accom...
Forum: Indian Railways Feb 4th, 2009, 13:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,914
Posted By dipydoo
Methinks someone has to clear their 'Subscribed...

Methinks someone has to clear their 'Subscribed Threads' :)
Forum: Indian Railways Feb 4th, 2009, 13:11
Replies: 17
Views: 7,020
Posted By dipydoo
The freight fares have been increased. So...

The freight fares have been increased. So passenger fares look spared for the time being. This is an election year after all!
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