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Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Today, 14:18
Replies: 27
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Posted By nayan
Not true. Women want the separate timing because...

Not true. Women want the separate timing because they do not want to swim with men :) .
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Today, 13:12
Replies: 27
Views: 411
Posted By nayan
A normal citizen of which country? Most normal...

A normal citizen of which country?
Most normal citizens(including women) of India are fine with separate timings :)

"Normal" is not the same everywhere.
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Today, 13:08
Replies: 27
Views: 411
Posted By nayan
Indian women want it because they are less...

Indian women want it because they are less evolved than women of other countries :p
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Today, 13:03
Replies: 27
Views: 411
Posted By nayan
That is fine. Its not about changing your...

That is fine. Its not about changing your chromosomes but more about the social norms in a place where you are a short term(a few years?) guest.
It is very unusual to find a pool with both men and...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Today, 12:50
Replies: 27
Views: 411
Posted By nayan
Was I making excuses? I thought you wanted a...

Was I making excuses?
I thought you wanted a swim and not a discussion on male behavior.
Anyway - as far as I remember there was a pool in Andheri west.
Considering traffic and the fact that you...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Today, 09:40
Replies: 27
Views: 411
Posted By nayan
This will be the case in most Indian pools. men...

This will be the case in most Indian pools. men and women have separate timings.
I am surprised that a woman was allowed during the men's timing. usually it is not allowed. Similarly men are not...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Yesterday, 15:46
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By nayan
Kanyakumari is a not very clean temple town. ...

Kanyakumari is a not very clean temple town.
Unless you have some very specific reason to visit it I would skip it for a sea beach closer to Trivandrum. Kovalam is not bad.

I would skip...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Apr 21st, 2014, 17:55
Replies: 271
Views: 21,335
Posted By nayan
Jabakusum tel has almost disappeared in the last...

Jabakusum tel has almost disappeared in the last 30 years.

jabakusum tel - a type of hair oil.
Forum: Sikkim Apr 21st, 2014, 16:25
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By nayan
:D If you have not yet traveled with the baby,...

:D
If you have not yet traveled with the baby, don't you think a 2-3 day trek is extremely ambitious to plan for?
for example - does he still drink milk? how will you sterilize his bottles?

Are...
Forum: Sikkim Apr 21st, 2014, 15:08
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By nayan
No need to go for a short trip. Look for trip...

No need to go for a short trip.
Look for trip reports/itineraries for kaluk/rabangla. These are very beautiful places in west Sikkim.
1. The secret of travelling with a baby is not to have a...
Forum: Sikkim Apr 21st, 2014, 13:43
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By nayan
One of the reality checks of being a parent is...

One of the reality checks of being a parent is your wishes are no longer paramount :)
You have to think of what is optimal for the baby and plan your life according to it.
Forget remote areas for...
Forum: Sikkim Apr 20th, 2014, 13:17
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By nayan
Don't do north Sikkim with a 11 month old. Or...

Don't do north Sikkim with a 11 month old. Or anywhere with consecutive days of day long travel.
even 4 yr old children feel dizzy and ill in gurudongmar lake.
Forum: Sikkim Apr 20th, 2014, 01:06
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By nayan
I guess you are not going to north Sikkim or any...

I guess you are not going to north Sikkim or any very remote area with a very young baby.
For most of the common destinations you do not need a travel agent.
It is best to pre-book your first...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Apr 17th, 2014, 18:47
Replies: 161
Views: 38,353
Posted By nayan
Very glad to know that you had a good trip :)

Very glad to know that you had a good trip :)
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 17th, 2014, 11:35
Replies: 1,393
Views: 70,952
Posted By nayan
So what about the discomfort of the minority who...

So what about the discomfort of the minority who are being prevented from eating a nutritious homecooked non vegetarian lunch :p
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 17th, 2014, 11:24
Replies: 1,393
Views: 70,952
Posted By nayan
Reliance delite was a part of reliance fresh...

Reliance delite was a part of reliance fresh stores. I have not seen any stand alonr reliance delite store.
Forum: Tamil Nadu Apr 17th, 2014, 00:46
Replies: 111
Views: 28,855
Posted By nayan
Yes, it was quite a scene :D Mundu outside,...

Yes, it was quite a scene :D Mundu outside, diaper inside(he is potty trained now but I did not want any accident).
He attracted a lot of aaahs and ooohs from the devotees.
Forum: Tamil Nadu Apr 17th, 2014, 00:18
Replies: 111
Views: 28,855
Posted By nayan
I wish his skin was the wrong colour ;) then I...

I wish his skin was the wrong colour ;) then I would not have to indulge the grand parents and go for the visit.
Personally - I am extremely anti temple(specially the rich ones), I have the...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 16th, 2014, 22:03
Replies: 552
Views: 13,286
Posted By nayan
None of what you have written before answers my...

None of what you have written before answers my very simple question. A yes or no would have been sufficient.
If you do not wish to answer, its fine :)
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 16th, 2014, 21:11
Replies: 552
Views: 13,286
Posted By nayan
Yes, I can :) Again, are you one of those...

Yes, I can :)
Again, are you one of those experts? or are you a reader of the books/subjects by those experts. There is a lot of difference between the two.
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 16th, 2014, 21:06
Replies: 1,393
Views: 70,952
Posted By nayan
Yes, its funny because The Hindu is so holier...

Yes, its funny because The Hindu is so holier than thou :D
(I know some of your political opinions brishti, but it is really funny to watch N Ram's look of gloom during the opinion poll telecasts)
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 16th, 2014, 20:59
Replies: 552
Views: 13,286
Posted By nayan
Are you one of them?

Are you one of them?
Forum: Tamil Nadu Apr 16th, 2014, 12:35
Replies: 111
Views: 28,855
Posted By nayan
Off topic, because its about a kerala temple - ...

Off topic, because its about a kerala temple -
In the Padmanabhapuram temple in Trivandrum, even a 3 yr old boy has to wear a mundu and be bare chested to get in.
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 16th, 2014, 12:25
Replies: 552
Views: 13,286
Posted By nayan
Most of it was propaganda by Brits. It is very...

Most of it was propaganda by Brits.
It is very difficult to justify "bringing civilization" to a place which does not lack it.
Umm... so that civilization must have been the contribution of the...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 16th, 2014, 01:54
Replies: 552
Views: 13,286
Posted By nayan
That is why I asked you if you have any...

That is why I asked you if you have any experience of fieldwork about Indian religions.
As paleface says - a rational discussion about Hinduism is very difficult with a person who has only a bookish...
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