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Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Dec 17th, 2014, 18:01
Replies: 95
Views: 3,325
Posted By nayan
May your perception remain so :) (It would be...

May your perception remain so :)
(It would be unlikely to change unless you are involved in day to day living in the city - public transport, property transactions, police, legal system,...
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 16th, 2014, 00:51
Replies: 1,825
Views: 26,227
Posted By nayan
Sorry, missed your response. Yes, it is...

Sorry, missed your response.
Yes, it is molokhiyah soup :D
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 15th, 2014, 22:59
Replies: 1,825
Views: 26,227
Posted By nayan
No it is not a Bengali dish and it is not mint...

No it is not a Bengali dish and it is not mint leaves.
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 15th, 2014, 18:33
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Views: 26,227
Posted By nayan
None of these.

None of these.
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 15th, 2014, 18:13
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Views: 26,227
Posted By nayan
Not spinach.

Not spinach.
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 15th, 2014, 18:09
Replies: 1,825
Views: 26,227
Posted By nayan
No :)

No :)
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 15th, 2014, 17:59
Replies: 1,825
Views: 26,227
Posted By nayan
Identify this :)

Identify this :)
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Dec 14th, 2014, 02:10
Replies: 95
Views: 3,325
Posted By nayan
Non-locals(specially those who are not fluent in...

Non-locals(specially those who are not fluent in the local language) do not often get the seedier undercurrents. Even if they have lived there for a few years. Unless they are unfortunate and get...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Dec 13th, 2014, 23:51
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By nayan
You can try the "Sutanuti Trail". It is a...

You can try the "Sutanuti Trail".
It is a walking tour of the grand zaminder residences. The guide is knowledgeable and the tour is fun. ...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Dec 13th, 2014, 23:44
Replies: 95
Views: 3,325
Posted By nayan
Very true. There are pockets of friendliness in...

Very true. There are pockets of friendliness in Bengal but overall the culture is often violent and extremely politicized.



True. And most taxi drivers as well. Many/most were born here of...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Dec 13th, 2014, 22:03
Replies: 95
Views: 3,325
Posted By nayan
No comments about north India. There is plenty...

No comments about north India.
There is plenty of aggressive behavior in Kolkata. Bengalis being a "cultured", non-aggressive lot is a stereotype which is as true/false as any other stereotype.
...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Dec 12th, 2014, 02:48
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By nayan
Saraswati puja is celebrated mainly in schools...

Saraswati puja is celebrated mainly in schools and private homes.
It is not really a public celebration like durga puja or kali puja.

You will see hordes of young girls wearing sarees on that day.
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Dec 4th, 2014, 01:04
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By nayan
Try the YWCA hostel.

Try the YWCA hostel.
Forum: Marriage related Visa Questions Dec 2nd, 2014, 17:46
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By nayan
Being married to an Indian nation is what...

Being married to an Indian nation is what matters. It does not matter in which country that marriage was solemnized or registered.
You can get an X-visa on the basis of the marriage...
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 1st, 2014, 23:42
Replies: 18
Views: 2,502
Posted By nayan
This ad is more than 3 years old.

This ad is more than 3 years old.
Forum: Hyderabad Nov 28th, 2014, 11:05
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By nayan
The Ravindra Bharathi used to have good classical...

The Ravindra Bharathi used to have good classical music and dance functions.
http://www.ravindrabharathi.org/
Forum: Puducherry Nov 25th, 2014, 22:23
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By nayan
We stayed in Dumas Guest House. I don't think...

We stayed in Dumas Guest House.
I don't think they will bother about your marital status....
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Nov 25th, 2014, 09:36
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By nayan
My Amex has PIN too. All chip and PIN cards...

My Amex has PIN too.
All chip and PIN cards will need a PIN. Check if yours is a chip and PIN card.
Amex is not really widely accepted in India outside of big establishments. Visa is widely...
Forum: Chai and Chat Nov 18th, 2014, 09:58
Replies: 1,855
Views: 94,309
Posted By nayan
Thank god they have never really taken off in the...

Thank god they have never really taken off in the workplace in India :)
I wear flat sandals to work, just like most of my women colleagues.
Forum: Chai and Chat Nov 17th, 2014, 16:54
Replies: 1,855
Views: 94,309
Posted By nayan
Would you be this dismissive about a woman...

Would you be this dismissive about a woman complaining about irritating behavior of male(or female) colleagues?
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Nov 16th, 2014, 22:14
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By nayan
BC is available over the counter. You will be...

BC is available over the counter. You will be allowed to buy in any reasonable quantity. One year supply should not be a problem.
No idea about Xanax.
Forum: Goa Nov 16th, 2014, 03:02
Replies: 32
Views: 1,318
Posted By nayan
The con artists must be really good if they can...

The con artists must be really good if they can convince healthy people for an MRI.
Are comprehensive check ups(I do not mean specialized diagnostic tests like MRI) that expensive in their home...
Forum: Goa Nov 16th, 2014, 01:37
Replies: 32
Views: 1,318
Posted By nayan
Why do tourists want to get a medical check up...

Why do tourists want to get a medical check up done while on a vacation? I definitely would not want to waste my vacation time visiting doctors or clinics - unless I was really sick.

Goa does not...
Forum: Goa Nov 15th, 2014, 16:00
Replies: 32
Views: 1,318
Posted By nayan
Why are people taking CAT scans and MRIs without...

Why are people taking CAT scans and MRIs without a specialist's recommendation?
These are only meant to be taken for diagnosis in case of problems/complications.

These are not preventive health...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 14th, 2014, 23:09
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By nayan
First class.. second class... does not matter....

First class.. second class... does not matter. You can always carry shopping bags.
Luggage means big suitcases, duffle bags, rucksacks etc.
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