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Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Yesterday, 18:21
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By nayan
Be careful when walking on the streets of middle...

Be careful when walking on the streets of middle class/lower middle class residential areas.
Fireworks and crackers are burst on the streets. Beware of the sudden explosions in the immediate...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Yesterday, 17:34
Replies: 25
Views: 654
Posted By nayan
Once you are dead, you have no control over what...

Once you are dead, you have no control over what is done by your flock. Or who joins your flock :)
Each person worships differently. If golden statues, worship and adoration are what a Bhakt wants...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Yesterday, 16:11
Replies: 25
Views: 654
Posted By nayan
Gurus become deities in themselves in time. ...

Gurus become deities in themselves in time.
Plenty of examples - from Sai baba to Loknath baba.
In Hinduism there are no clear lines between humans and deities :)
Forum: Rajasthan Yesterday, 11:52
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By nayan
If you are in search of genuine stuff at a...

If you are in search of genuine stuff at a reasonable cost then the best option is to visit the state emporiums. Rajasthali is the emporium for Rajasthan.
There is a big one in Jaipur. All such...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 22nd, 2014, 18:24
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By nayan
In your place - I would stick to Delhi, agra,...

In your place - I would stick to Delhi, agra, rajasthan, Varanasi etc for the first two weeks. Diwali is going to be great in Jaipur. Try for Dev Diwali in Varanasi.
In the last week do Darjeeling,...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Sep 22nd, 2014, 17:53
Replies: 25
Views: 654
Posted By nayan
Usually only the priest and certain other people...

Usually only the priest and certain other people are allowed in the inner sanctum of any temple. The exception is shiva temples.
Certain ritual purity is expected for a temple visit, which hindus...
Forum: Moving to Delhi Sep 11th, 2014, 11:41
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By nayan
Really? I have exchanged $100 notes at many...

Really?
I have exchanged $100 notes at many airports and city forex shops in SE Asia and middle east. i never faced any problems.

One can exchange INR for THB in Bangkok airport itself(I have...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Sep 10th, 2014, 21:58
Replies: 25
Views: 652
Posted By nayan
same bank cheque - same working day Cheque from...

same bank cheque - same working day
Cheque from a different bank - two to five working days(depends on the bank)
overseas cheque - depends but atleast 2 weeks.

I have found Indian banks to be...
Forum: Hyderabad Sep 10th, 2014, 13:08
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By nayan
Citi center mall :) It has some good...

Citi center mall :)
It has some good restaurants.
Forum: Hyderabad Sep 10th, 2014, 13:01
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By nayan
The lake was not really a attraction when I left...

The lake was not really a attraction when I left Hyderabad in 2011 but it was not this bad.
This may be due to the fact of inadequate rains this year. Many areas in Hyderabad are suffering from...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Sep 5th, 2014, 15:05
Replies: 89
Views: 4,277
Posted By nayan
The racism :)

The racism :)
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Sep 5th, 2014, 14:36
Replies: 89
Views: 4,277
Posted By nayan
True. Very, very few Indians will think of gun...

True. Very, very few Indians will think of gun violence as a stereotype for USA. It is mostly positive stereotypes of USA being the land of milk and honey :)
There is a stereotype about racism...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Sep 5th, 2014, 02:15
Replies: 51
Views: 1,992
Posted By nayan
You missed the word "peacefully".

You missed the word "peacefully".
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Sep 5th, 2014, 01:30
Replies: 51
Views: 1,992
Posted By nayan
It has laws against animal cruelty. It does not...

It has laws against animal cruelty. It does not have laws against slaughter of non-endangered species of animals. After all, a large proportion of the population is non-vegetarian. Where does the...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Sep 4th, 2014, 23:57
Replies: 51
Views: 1,992
Posted By nayan
And in India he is free to pursue it as long as...

And in India he is free to pursue it as long as it does not harm other humans :)

I will patiently wait for these judges to outlaw bakr eid sacrifices explicitly :D
(It will be a very long wait)
...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Sep 4th, 2014, 14:21
Replies: 51
Views: 1,992
Posted By nayan
Is HP heading for an election anytime soon?

Is HP heading for an election anytime soon?
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Sep 4th, 2014, 10:02
Replies: 51
Views: 1,992
Posted By nayan
The Deities are a very vital part of the small...

The Deities are a very vital part of the small villages in Himachal. They are considered as a living village resident and its protector.

The animal sacrificed to a deity is cooked and the meat is...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Sep 4th, 2014, 09:49
Replies: 89
Views: 4,277
Posted By nayan
The new poster was repeatedly asked how she got...

The new poster was repeatedly asked how she got to know about the problem. She was provided many solutions. There were many posters who reassured her that they have first hand experience about not...
Forum: Chai and Chat Sep 2nd, 2014, 22:38
Replies: 706
Views: 51,638
Posted By nayan
Another big difference between...

Another big difference between Canada/Australia/newzealand and India -
In the former - the Canadian/Australian/NZers were more or less the same people(race, history, culture, religion) as the...
Forum: India Expat Area Sep 2nd, 2014, 19:47
Replies: 49
Views: 2,282
Posted By nayan
This is very different from the tone of your...

This is very different from the tone of your original post.


Big generalization. Sorry.
Thousands of posts in IM are proof that Indians do agree and point out problems and issues in India -...
Forum: India Expat Area Sep 2nd, 2014, 18:31
Replies: 49
Views: 2,282
Posted By nayan
Most likely the respondents had no idea about...

Most likely the respondents had no idea about what conclusion would be drawn from their response. That may be one of the reason that the percentage who said yes in a country like Bangladesh(or...
Forum: Rajasthan Sep 2nd, 2014, 17:03
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By nayan
In your place I would not include mount Abu. I...

In your place I would not include mount Abu. I would use the extra days in Jaipur/jodhpur.
Also - I would avoid the RTDC properties. There are wonderful hotels all over...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Sep 1st, 2014, 22:17
Replies: 38
Views: 1,562
Posted By nayan
Nick, Please get the setup checked by an...

Nick,
Please get the setup checked by an experienced civil/sanitation engineer.
As someone whose family lives in the suburban areas of a very chaotic city, I have always lived in houses/apartments...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Aug 28th, 2014, 00:50
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By nayan
Maybe they can contact Bharat sevasram sangha.

Maybe they can contact Bharat sevasram sangha.
Forum: Odisha (Orissa) Aug 27th, 2014, 01:52
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By nayan
I am so glad that you and your family were not...

I am so glad that you and your family were not hurt.
It will certainly be a story you will always remember:)
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