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Forum: Haryana Jun 11th, 2017, 15:00
Replies: 7
Views: 2,872
Posted By dillichaat
I wouldn't go looking for it in U.P.,...

I wouldn't go looking for it in U.P., nowadays.....

But then I'm veg anyway.
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jun 4th, 2017, 17:15
Replies: 32
Views: 3,122
Posted By dillichaat
It's difficult to be certain that the cash is...

It's difficult to be certain that the cash is spent well, even when dealing directly with the parents. I've found an orphanage/school run by nuns in Mumbai and visited a couple of times, I prefer...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jun 4th, 2017, 12:23
Replies: 32
Views: 3,122
Posted By dillichaat
Dillichaat has a short fuse for what he considers...

Dillichaat has a short fuse for what he considers whining without substance. Which is why he's a technocrat doing a job where hurting people's delicate sensitivities doesn't matter in the least.
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Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jun 4th, 2017, 02:09
Replies: 32
Views: 3,122
Posted By dillichaat
Taking into account the cost of an airplane...

Taking into account the cost of an airplane ticket from the UK and back, local transport....the cost of a discretionary trip which the OP's finances could cope with, in other words....those 53 GBP...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jun 3rd, 2017, 17:21
Replies: 32
Views: 3,122
Posted By dillichaat
It's an archaism. On the CN-23 customs form...

It's an archaism. On the CN-23 customs form which has to be affixed on the package, the category 'gift' is foreseen, together with 'commercial samples' and 'documents'. This form derives from an...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jun 3rd, 2017, 13:39
Replies: 32
Views: 3,122
Posted By dillichaat
First, the UK gov site doesn't reflect the latest...

First, the UK gov site doesn't reflect the latest state of applicable legislation, all their energy probably goes toward preparing their exit ;) . Second, a shipment sent to oneself can never be...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jun 2nd, 2017, 15:33
Replies: 32
Views: 3,122
Posted By dillichaat
What you imagined or hoped for is neither here...

What you imagined or hoped for is neither here nor there. If you sent them by post, even if to yourself, you can't benefit of the exemption for goods carried by travellers. Doing a rough...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Jun 1st, 2017, 02:54
Replies: 866
Views: 75,462
Posted By dillichaat
Oligodon arnensis? (banded kukri). Not venomous....

Oligodon arnensis? (banded kukri). Not venomous.

Note: I'm not a herpetologist so if it bites you and you die, don't have your relatives sue me.
Forum: International India Flights May 30th, 2017, 12:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By dillichaat
If the GOI employees were the problem, they could...

If the GOI employees were the problem, they could have been sacked and replaced, lats time I checked, there were enough people. The outsourcing has brought nothing, except of course higher costs for...
Forum: International India Flights May 30th, 2017, 01:43
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By dillichaat
I wouldn't outsource anything to anywhere if...

I wouldn't outsource anything to anywhere if doing so meant that I no longer had at least in-house control and expertise to manage business-critical systems. Many of those economies are accountancy...
Forum: International India Flights May 25th, 2017, 23:21
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By dillichaat
Usually cheaper tickets involving a long layover...

Usually cheaper tickets involving a long layover are false economy. You invariably end up spending more at the airport because there's simply nothing else to do and lounges get awfully old if you...
Forum: Rajasthan May 25th, 2017, 18:10
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By dillichaat
During daytime it'll be hell. The temperatures...

During daytime it'll be hell. The temperatures you mention are measured in a hut=in the shade. On the back of a dromedary you'll be exposed to the sun and there's little to no cover. I rode a...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 25th, 2017, 12:48
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By dillichaat
If I'm not mistaken, during the jury selection...

If I'm not mistaken, during the jury selection process in Mississippi questions are asked whether a) you're illiterate and b) if you're a gambler or a habitual drunkard. A 'yes' is supposed to...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice May 24th, 2017, 23:09
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By dillichaat
Depends on where you want to go, i suppose. For...

Depends on where you want to go, i suppose. For Delhi and surroundings i'd pick Oct-Nov anytime. The fog in that area isn't really a major problem yet, it starts in earnest in December-January. ...
Forum: International India Flights May 24th, 2017, 22:58
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By dillichaat
Not if you're flying economy and the long layover...

Not if you're flying economy and the long layover was scheduled and known to you in advance. They're companies, not philanthropic institutions.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 23rd, 2017, 18:23
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By dillichaat
Until it was modified about 15 years back to take...

Until it was modified about 15 years back to take account of sensitivities, we had comparable language in the civil code (Belgium). As Golghar said, those terms at the time had an exact legal and...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India May 22nd, 2017, 17:45
Replies: 22
Views: 2,351
Posted By dillichaat
Unless the travel agency itself gets involved, I...

Unless the travel agency itself gets involved, I wish anyone who wants the cops in Delhi to take action on this (by tracking a mobile number, no less) the best of luck.
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India May 22nd, 2017, 17:30
Replies: 22
Views: 2,351
Posted By dillichaat
You should first of all contact the company via...

You should first of all contact the company via their general e-mail address to find out if this person actually represents them or is known to them.

If the answer to that is 'no' then for all...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary May 16th, 2017, 19:46
Replies: 120
Views: 11,239
Posted By dillichaat
Doesn't surprise me. If you want to get a good...

Doesn't surprise me. If you want to get a good feel of what the Americans will have to deal with in terms of knowledge in the highest echelons of the executive branch, take a look at The Economist...
Forum: Delhi May 16th, 2017, 10:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,817
Posted By dillichaat
I don't know of a single hotel in Aerocity proper...

I don't know of a single hotel in Aerocity proper that's 1700 INR/night, certainly not including pick-up. You'll be along the highway is my guess. Not to be worried and I'm sure the hotel will be...
Forum: Delhi May 13th, 2017, 02:59
Replies: 19
Views: 1,817
Posted By dillichaat
Prepaid taxi, no need to wait until morning. The...

Prepaid taxi, no need to wait until morning. The system is safe enough, all rides are registered and if a complaint arrives action is definitely taken. Only things to watch out for: if there is...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary May 12th, 2017, 17:12
Replies: 120
Views: 11,239
Posted By dillichaat
OT: I use Office365 all the time on my Mac; not...

OT: I use Office365 all the time on my Mac; not bad at all. I have used the suite of office applications for Mac and OpenOffice on Linux and frankly, this is one area where Microsoft has done...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary May 12th, 2017, 14:59
Replies: 120
Views: 11,239
Posted By dillichaat
Turkish airlines business class travellers can...

Turkish airlines business class travellers can make use of a complimentary tablet-pc that has office installed. Obviously not a real solution, it's supposed to be wiped clean after use but who can...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel May 10th, 2017, 21:09
Replies: 3,348
Views: 200,391
Posted By dillichaat
A study was conducted by Deutsche Bank Research...

A study was conducted by Deutsche Bank Research late last year into the abolition of cash and the switch to electronic payments, it is focused on the Euro area (where from 2018 onward, no 500 Euro...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel May 9th, 2017, 22:20
Replies: 3,348
Views: 200,391
Posted By dillichaat
We might be better served (not just in India)...

We might be better served (not just in India) with politicians who are more modest, not preoccupied with building stature or bloody statues and who try to address actual problems rather than feeding...
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