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Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Yesterday, 11:59
Replies: 16
Views: 391
Posted By nayan
Yes, this is not a scam meant to fool foreigners...

Yes, this is not a scam meant to fool foreigners only. The target is mainly gullible Indians. targeting foreign tourists seem to be a niche segment in a large and growing industry.

Yes, gemstones...
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 16th, 2014, 21:06
Replies: 1,235
Views: 14,743
Posted By nayan
Gloria estafen? (I wanted to contribute too :p )

Gloria estafen?
(I wanted to contribute too :p )
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 14th, 2014, 23:34
Replies: 1,235
Views: 14,743
Posted By nayan
Full marks TD :D :D (Though you are honourary...

Full marks TD :D :D
(Though you are honourary Bengali anyway)
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 14th, 2014, 23:33
Replies: 1,235
Views: 14,743
Posted By nayan
meant for non-Bengalis only Please recognize...

meant for non-Bengalis only
Please recognize the edible object.
Forum: Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Oct 14th, 2014, 21:35
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By nayan
All media is quoting the same source I guess :)

All media is quoting the same source I guess :)
Forum: Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Oct 14th, 2014, 21:09
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By nayan
It will take at least 1 week for the airport to...

It will take at least 1 week for the airport to be operational.
Unless it was a life or death kind of reason for her trip, she will have to forget about it I guess.
I guess electricity and other...
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 14th, 2014, 18:16
Replies: 1,235
Views: 14,743
Posted By nayan
Nettle leaves?

Nettle leaves?
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 13th, 2014, 18:10
Replies: 55
Views: 12,181
Posted By nayan
Take a flight between BLR and Hyderabad.

Take a flight between BLR and Hyderabad.
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 13th, 2014, 14:44
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By nayan
For a pair of trousers - unless you are buying...

For a pair of trousers - unless you are buying from a roadside vendor or a very small shop - no one is going to haggle with you. You may get a discount provided the shop is in stock clearance mode.
...
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 9th, 2014, 19:09
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By nayan
Take a letter from the proctor/principal of your...

Take a letter from the proctor/principal of your college stating that you are going on a educational tour. then go to the nearest reservation center that go to the counter that deals with special...
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 8th, 2014, 22:36
Replies: 1,235
Views: 14,743
Posted By nayan
Moong dal? coconut?

Moong dal?
coconut?
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 8th, 2014, 22:31
Replies: 1,235
Views: 14,743
Posted By nayan
Gur? Besan?

Gur? Besan?
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 8th, 2014, 20:22
Replies: 728
Views: 53,070
Posted By nayan
Seriously Jitu - which are the channels that you...

Seriously Jitu - which are the channels that you watch?
(Congratulates self for not watching TV)
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 8th, 2014, 14:40
Replies: 49
Views: 2,245
Posted By nayan
NYT should have given this response instead of...

NYT should have given this response instead of taking the cartoon back :) Why give in to clueless, immature, humorless people who are anyway a very small part of its readership(or advertisers).

...
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 8th, 2014, 14:09
Replies: 49
Views: 2,245
Posted By nayan
Another reason to be careful when using...

Another reason to be careful when using stereotypes. May mean different things in different context :)
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 8th, 2014, 13:15
Replies: 1,235
Views: 14,743
Posted By nayan
zucchini? cauliflower? peas?

zucchini? cauliflower? peas?
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 8th, 2014, 12:06
Replies: 49
Views: 2,245
Posted By nayan
I used the stereotype of "suits" to denote the...

I used the stereotype of "suits" to denote the "elitist western crowd" and you got it all wrong. See, how easy it is to misunderstand stereotypes?

BTW - suits is a pretty common word to denote...
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 8th, 2014, 11:54
Replies: 49
Views: 2,245
Posted By nayan
Stereotypes are based in reality. If they were...

Stereotypes are based in reality. If they were totally false then they would not be stereotypes. Being partly true is what makes them most insidious.

As I said - I was not offended by the cartoon....
Forum: Marriage related Visa Questions Oct 8th, 2014, 11:27
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By nayan
If surname is not changed then there is no...

If surname is not changed then there is no problem in getting visa for any country. I have not changed my surname and I have never faced any problems in any situation.
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 8th, 2014, 11:15
Replies: 49
Views: 2,245
Posted By nayan
Yes, we have our own stereotypes and prejudices....

Yes, we have our own stereotypes and prejudices. I am most happy when someone calls us out over it. And that should not prevent us from pointing out if someone else uses stereotypes for us.
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 8th, 2014, 10:00
Replies: 49
Views: 2,245
Posted By nayan
How does someone know it was a misunderstanding?...

How does someone know it was a misunderstanding? Unless the source of the misunderstanding clarifies? And no one "kicked others". A lot of people protested(quite mildly) in social media that they...
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 7th, 2014, 22:19
Replies: 49
Views: 2,245
Posted By nayan
May be some felt that it was a rather...

May be some felt that it was a rather condescending compliment.
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 7th, 2014, 17:59
Replies: 49
Views: 2,245
Posted By nayan
I think different races are not involved in such...

I think different races are not involved in such a cartoon in an Indian newspaper.

I did not find it offensive either but I can understand why some would find it so. Depicting India as a...
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 7th, 2014, 17:53
Replies: 1,235
Views: 14,743
Posted By nayan
Hasn't Khoi been mentioned yet? And Gujiya -...

Hasn't Khoi been mentioned yet?
And Gujiya - the small yellowish triangular sweets.
(disclaimer - I will be preparing the same today :p )
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 7th, 2014, 13:27
Replies: 1,235
Views: 14,743
Posted By nayan
I will wait for 4 hrs before barging in :p

I will wait for 4 hrs before barging in :p
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