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Forum: International India Flights Yesterday, 07:08
Replies: 0
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Posted By OldandRambling
The Golden road to Samarkand...

Hi,

I have always fancied a visit to Samarkand, via Tashkent I guess...

I would like to combine a flight to Tashkent from UK with an onward flight to India.

I can't seem to find any...
Forum: Delhi Dec 8th, 2017, 22:35
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By OldandRambling
A few years ago I had a hotel room in Trivandrum...

A few years ago I had a hotel room in Trivandrum which overlooked the fire station. It was interesting to witness the activities. The fire engines looked pretty ancient, but went out on calls several...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Dec 8th, 2017, 04:11
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By OldandRambling
A friend of mine read the Boys Own Paper, and I...

A friend of mine read the Boys Own Paper, and I remember trying, aged about 14, to construct one of their basic short wave radio designs, the "Ether Ranger". Sadly, my ambitions were not matched by...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 6th, 2017, 22:03
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By OldandRambling
I think they do call some random numbers, just to...

I think they do call some random numbers, just to be sure you are real, and not an agent or tout...

Ed.
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 6th, 2017, 05:09
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By OldandRambling
That may be correct, but I am confused by the...

That may be correct, but I am confused by the huge efforts Indian Railways make to only allocate tickets in a fair way, against the relative ease with which "agents" can produce these otherwise hard...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 6th, 2017, 00:49
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By OldandRambling
I believe the OP is in India at this point... ...

I believe the OP is in India at this point...

I booked train tickets at the counter in India. Be sure to go to the head of the queue and pick up a "booking form" or two before you start.
Join the...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 6th, 2017, 00:33
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By OldandRambling
I would certainly put Mumbai... Best not to over...

I would certainly put Mumbai... Best not to over think these things. Relax!

Ed.
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Dec 5th, 2017, 01:39
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By OldandRambling
That seems a good price, so well done! Ed.

That seems a good price, so well done!

Ed.
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Dec 4th, 2017, 22:59
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By OldandRambling
If you can wait untill you visit India next, I am...

If you can wait untill you visit India next, I am sure the book would be a lot cheaper there.

My "Great Indian Rail Atlas" was only about £7.00 in India, cost in the UK is £25.00 !

Ed.
Forum: Madhya Pradesh Dec 4th, 2017, 22:47
Replies: 37
Views: 982
Posted By OldandRambling
I hope that you will be able to post a trip...

I hope that you will be able to post a trip report after your experience, that would be interesting to read, I imagine.

Good luck,

Ed.
Forum: Electronics in India Dec 3rd, 2017, 17:15
Replies: 1,112
Views: 348,706
Posted By OldandRambling
I have no idea about "surveillance", all I am...

I have no idea about "surveillance", all I am saying is that the mobile phone purchase is quick and no I.D. is shown. Similarly, I can buy a train ticket without any I.D. (I may require a small bank...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Dec 2nd, 2017, 18:08
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By OldandRambling
Often difficult to know how much weight to give...

Often difficult to know how much weight to give to "advice", but this is from the UK Foreign Office:

Jammu & Kashmir

The FCO advise against all travel to Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of...
Forum: Delhi Dec 1st, 2017, 20:23
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By OldandRambling
Madame Tussauds debuts in Delhi with Indian celebrities

New "attraction" opens in Delhi. I assume they will keep the air con on high during the summer!

Seems very expensive for India?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-42193531


Ed.
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Dec 1st, 2017, 20:15
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By OldandRambling
More pollution woes...

India bus passenger arrested over smelly socks: :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-42192221


Ed.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 30th, 2017, 21:09
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By OldandRambling
I guess she will be in trouble at some level......

I guess she will be in trouble at some level... If I were in her situation, I would contact my own countries Indian Embassy (Japan in this case) for advice. At least then there will be some level of...
Forum: Electronics in India Nov 30th, 2017, 20:04
Replies: 1,112
Views: 348,706
Posted By OldandRambling
Here in the UK, I can go to the supermarket, buy...

Here in the UK, I can go to the supermarket, buy an unlocked phone, pick up a free sim card and get a top-up voucher at the checkout. Takes about 4 minutes in total, pay cash, no I.D. required. :D
...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 30th, 2017, 17:38
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By OldandRambling
Ok, what I should have said was "The direct India...

Ok, what I should have said was "The direct India Govt site handled the e-visa and the regular visa came through the VFS site, the official uk agent, now both go via the Govt portal".

Ed.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 30th, 2017, 16:10
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By OldandRambling
It does seem that the current visa application...

It does seem that the current visa application route has changed in the last year. Previously, the vfs uk website did not forward to the India Govt. website, except for e-visa, now it forwards for...
Forum: Electronics in India Nov 30th, 2017, 15:55
Replies: 1,112
Views: 348,706
Posted By OldandRambling
For most tourists the problem is the lack of...

For most tourists the problem is the lack of consistency. So much of visiting India involves "if, maybe, but," etc, etc... Probably that is what keeps us coming back year after year!
Having...
Forum: Electronics in India Nov 29th, 2017, 15:47
Replies: 1,112
Views: 348,706
Posted By OldandRambling
Getting a "free" sim is not the problem, Airtel...

Getting a "free" sim is not the problem, Airtel only charged me Rs25 to buy one... The problem seems to be simply getting the things to work, and still work when one moves from city to city.

Ed.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 29th, 2017, 04:31
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By OldandRambling
It sounds to me as though you might have somehow...

It sounds to me as though you might have somehow gone to an agency or "facilitator" than going direct to the VFS official site?

This is the correct website: http://www.vfsglobal.com/india/uk/
...
Forum: Madhya Pradesh Nov 29th, 2017, 02:48
Replies: 37
Views: 982
Posted By OldandRambling
You posted a similar question some time back......

You posted a similar question some time back... Did that trip happen? I guess the replies from that time would apply again...
I am not a cyclist, but seeing general road and traffic conditions in...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 29th, 2017, 02:38
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By OldandRambling
Things have changed recently with the new...

Things have changed recently with the new e-visa...
I used to apply for the old 6 month visa online, but then had to send it off by post with a printout, passport, photo's and I used to pay with...
Forum: Indian Railways Nov 28th, 2017, 16:07
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By OldandRambling
The 6 tickets rule does not apply to buying...

The 6 tickets rule does not apply to buying tickets in person from a train station counter, or foreign tourist office, only e-tickets.
Do beware that any booked and then cancelled e-tickets will...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Nov 28th, 2017, 06:04
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By OldandRambling
Folk need certainty so they can book other parts...

Folk need certainty so they can book other parts of their trip, and I think fastbucks is to be congratulated for managing, aged 75, to register and book any tickets in the first place! :D

I don't...
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