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Forum: Introduce Yourself Dec 18th, 2017, 00:54
Replies: 34
Views: 1,783
Posted By torontomm
Welcome to Indiamike forum ironeagle. Yes,...

Welcome to Indiamike forum ironeagle.

Yes, just reading the Indiamike posts is the next best thing to traveling but I hope you will get a chance to travel and explore India soon :)
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 18th, 2017, 00:35
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By torontomm
Anyboy, "Just do it" as Nick-H is saying. ...

Anyboy, "Just do it" as Nick-H is saying.

Sure, as per my post you will likely not be stopped but why take a chance and stress yourself by going to the airport without the FRRO registration.
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Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 16th, 2017, 23:53
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By torontomm
There should be no problem in your leaving India...

There should be no problem in your leaving India as long as you are leaving before your 1 year India Visa expires. :)
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Nov 29th, 2017, 06:50
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By torontomm
I particularly enjoy books about India and my...

I particularly enjoy books about India and my favourites who have excellent knowledge of India and great writing skills are:

* Mark Tully
* Khushwant Singh
* Sashi Tharoor
* Salman Rushdie
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Nov 15th, 2017, 22:59
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By torontomm
If you heard from Donald Trump that there will be...

If you heard from Donald Trump that there will be a Feb 29 in 2018 then it is "Fake News" !

"Holi" in my view is the more interesting festival if you are adventurous and don't mind getting wet and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Nov 3rd, 2017, 00:24
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By torontomm
Welcome to IndiaMike Aditi :)

Welcome to IndiaMike Aditi :)
Forum: Goa Nov 3rd, 2017, 00:12
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By torontomm
My idea is that 9 days is enough to do both...

My idea is that 9 days is enough to do both Arambol and Palolem.

Both Arambol and Palolem have now been well "discovered" and are now developed or over-developed in terms of availibilty of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Oct 22nd, 2017, 23:07
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By torontomm
Welcome to Indiamike Cedric. There is always...

Welcome to Indiamike Cedric.

There is always some demand for French language tutors/teachers in India specially in major cities like Mumbai and Delhi. These assignments will not pay wages...
Forum: Karnataka Oct 22nd, 2017, 22:43
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By torontomm
Hampi is a popular tourist destination with a...

Hampi is a popular tourist destination with a good supply of rental accommodation in the Hampi Bazaar area and you should not have any problem finding a suitable hotel on arrival in Hampi.

Also...
Forum: Delhi Sep 20th, 2017, 09:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By torontomm
4 days is plenty of time for an expert tailor who...

4 days is plenty of time for an expert tailor who wants to finish the job and collect the payment.

Some years back as we were ready to enter the Meenakshi temple in Madurai we were approached by a...
Forum: Delhi Sep 20th, 2017, 02:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By torontomm
Try the central Connaught Place. It is a well...

Try the central Connaught Place. It is a well known shopping area of New Delhi with a large park in the middle and many upscale shops and restaurants and also inexpensive street vendors. ...
Forum: Goa Sep 15th, 2017, 22:56
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By torontomm
No and No Tourists are not allowed to cook...

No and No

Tourists are not allowed to cook on any beach in Goa. But there are many Beach Shack Restaurants on the Goan beaches where you can enjoy BBQ dishes :)

"Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Aug 23rd, 2017, 09:39
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By torontomm
Welcome to Indiamike forum :) I do not think...

Welcome to Indiamike forum :)

I do not think there is any direct bus from the Trivandrum airport to Kanyakumari and for the bus/train option you will need to get to the Trivandrum city KSRTC bus...
Forum: Delhi Jul 24th, 2017, 22:11
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By torontomm
Yes you can as per this BBIN (Bangladesh,...

Yes you can as per this BBIN (Bangladesh, Bhutan,India,Nepal) agreement:

"The BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA) was signed on 15 June 2015 at the BBIN transport ministers meeting in Thimpu,...
Forum: Sports in India Jul 17th, 2017, 20:28
Replies: 133
Views: 18,270
Posted By torontomm
Cilic was honest and admitted that it was not so...

Cilic was honest and admitted that it was not so much the pain of the blisters but the frustration of not winning and for Cilic it was a shattering of a once in a lifetime dream on the big stage....
Forum: Sports in India Jul 17th, 2017, 01:15
Replies: 133
Views: 18,270
Posted By torontomm
Congrats to Muguruza and Federer ! Federer...

Congrats to Muguruza and Federer !

Federer Vs Cilic was not the 5 set thriller I was hoping for but certainly a very historic tennis days with Federer winning his 19th slam title and I don't think...
Forum: Yoga in India Jul 12th, 2017, 19:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By torontomm
I will vote for :"arrive and choose on site" ...

I will vote for :"arrive and choose on site"

Sure there is some risk (small risk) that your first choice ashram may be all booked up in October but in my opinion the risk is higher that your...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jun 30th, 2017, 23:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By torontomm
Setting up an IRCTC account can drive you crazy...

Setting up an IRCTC account can drive you crazy and maybe at this late stage (since you are arriving in Delhi on July 7) it is not worth getting all stressed about setting up your account and booking...
Forum: Goa Jun 28th, 2017, 21:30
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By torontomm
Hi cosmic You will still find Calangute and...

Hi cosmic

You will still find Calangute and Goa to be the pleasant place that you remember from your last visit in 2009.

Sure, you will notice more development and some changes but fine sunny...
Forum: Goa Jun 24th, 2017, 21:21
Replies: 1
Views: 736
Posted By torontomm
Madgaon town is ok for shopping, eating etc. but...

Madgaon town is ok for shopping, eating etc. but it does not have good clean accomodation and not many tourists spend much time there or stay overnite in Madgaon.

Stay on the beach (Agonda or...
Forum: Goa Apr 23rd, 2017, 21:28
Replies: 18
Views: 4,948
Posted By torontomm
I have been visiting Baga/Calangute for a few...

I have been visiting Baga/Calangute for a few years and again this year I was in Baga for the full month of Feb 2017 and yes that Baga/Calangute area has now become very crowded but it is still...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jan 24th, 2017, 22:36
Replies: 15
Views: 3,037
Posted By torontomm
In previous years I always kept less than 10,000...

In previous years I always kept less than 10,000 which used to be the limit but last year or was it in 2015 the limit that you could take out was increased by RBI/FEMA to Rs. 25,000 and sure I got...
Forum: Domestic India Flights Jan 10th, 2017, 05:46
Replies: 10
Views: 32,177
Posted By torontomm
Early morning fog is quite common in Delhi in...

Early morning fog is quite common in Delhi in January and so a good chance that your Udaipur to Delhi flight may not take off at the scheduled time and the flight will wait in Udaipur to take off...
Forum: Kerala Jan 8th, 2017, 05:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,198
Posted By torontomm
Your plan is "doable" although a bit hectic for...

Your plan is "doable" although a bit hectic for my taste as you are visiting 6 places (Kochi, Munnar, Periyar, Alleppey, Trivandrum/Kovalam, Kanyakumari) in just 10 days.

The option to slow down a...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 29th, 2016, 22:42
Replies: 3,348
Views: 204,195
Posted By torontomm
ViShVa here is one: India's Demonetization...

ViShVa here is one: India's Demonetization Disaster - "on November 8 - at the stroke of midnite" by Sashi Tharoor.

Since MP Tharoor is a member of the opposition Congress party he is not exactly a...
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