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Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 11:35
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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 Today, 11:24
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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 Today, 00:46
Replies: 111
Views: 28,456
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 Today, 00:18
Replies: 111
Views: 28,456
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 Yesterday, 22:03
Replies: 493
Views: 11,091
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 Yesterday, 21:11
Replies: 493
Views: 11,091
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 Yesterday, 21:06
Replies: 1,378
Views: 70,251
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 Yesterday, 20:59
Replies: 493
Views: 11,091
Posted By nayan
Are you one of them?

Are you one of them?
Forum: Tamil Nadu Yesterday, 12:35
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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 Yesterday, 12:25
Replies: 493
Views: 11,091
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 Yesterday, 01:54
Replies: 493
Views: 11,091
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...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Yesterday, 00:04
Replies: 493
Views: 11,091
Posted By nayan
true :D I dare not. I don't have academic...

true :D


I dare not. I don't have academic credentials in saree....
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 15th, 2014, 23:55
Replies: 493
Views: 11,091
Posted By nayan
Most likely a bogus claim. Sari, one piece, as...

Most likely a bogus claim.
Sari, one piece, as we imagine it is a pretty recent thing. Maximum - 1000 to 1500 years.
At that time there was no Greek influence.
The saree was a gradual evolution...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 15th, 2014, 23:41
Replies: 493
Views: 11,091
Posted By nayan
Which all Indian religions have you...

Which all Indian religions have you scientifically studied? Do you have to do field work or is it theoretical?

Sorry, somehow you come across as a person who has a very bookish knowledge of the...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 15th, 2014, 21:02
Replies: 493
Views: 11,091
Posted By nayan
Does it mean humanities? There is too...

Does it mean humanities?


There is too much competitive religion in India :)
I guess studying Comparative religion is more exciting in a place like Finland(fairly homogeneous society with a...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 15th, 2014, 16:22
Replies: 493
Views: 11,091
Posted By nayan
It is strange that I have studied science and...

It is strange that I have studied science and make a living out of a subject very closely related to it without taking your discount price classes :)

Comparative religion and philosophy would be a...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 15th, 2014, 12:15
Replies: 493
Views: 11,091
Posted By nayan
What does it require?

What does it require?
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 14th, 2014, 20:13
Replies: 493
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Posted By nayan
What do you mean by Yoga? Yoga as in Yog darshan...

What do you mean by Yoga? Yoga as in Yog darshan or something else?
Sankhya and Vaisheshika are not part of Yog darshan. They are separate schools of darshan in their own right.

If you mean...
Forum: Delhi Apr 14th, 2014, 15:56
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By nayan
yes, as Dave says the HOHO may be a good idea for...

yes, as Dave says the HOHO may be a good idea for you.

Short excursions out of the city - Lots of places in Rajasthan.
Forum: Sikkim Apr 14th, 2014, 14:32
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By nayan
We traveled with a 1 yr old baby and elderly...

We traveled with a 1 yr old baby and elderly parents. And our criteria was very similar to yours.
We stayed in Mintokling Guest house. I can recommend it whole heartedly.
it is in a quiet part of...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Apr 14th, 2014, 14:11
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By nayan
Forget about ladakh. Because of the risk of AMS...

Forget about ladakh. Because of the risk of AMS it is not wise to travel there with a child who cannot verbalize his discomfort.
1. A more easily accessible hill station? Like shimla - a flight to...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 11th, 2014, 16:06
Replies: 99
Views: 7,944
Posted By nayan
Brishti, which city your city :naughty:

Brishti, which city your city :naughty:
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Apr 11th, 2014, 00:59
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By nayan
14 out of 16 :D

14 out of 16 :D
Forum: Domestic India Flights Apr 11th, 2014, 00:38
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By nayan
Are you asking what will happen if you do not...

Are you asking what will happen if you do not provide an age proof?
Children aged 2+ have a different fare structure than infants(below 2).
Whenever we fly with our son(now 3+) we always carry his...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 8th, 2014, 13:08
Replies: 99
Views: 7,944
Posted By nayan
They do use mustard oil in the preparations that...

They do use mustard oil in the preparations that need mustard oil :D
You cannot cook hilsa or prawns (Bengali style) without mustard oil.

Not all Bengali preparations traditionally required...
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