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Forum: Chai and Chat May 28th, 2004, 06:16
Replies: 24
Views: 3,355
Posted By neoncarrot
If form is followed, the phrase "avail special...

If form is followed, the phrase "avail special discounts" will likely mean "avail inverse discounts", or in more plain English, " a government approved rodgering". Or is that just too cynical?
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India May 16th, 2004, 04:45
Replies: 38
Views: 9,943
Posted By neoncarrot
My top two tout towns have to be Kovalam or...

My top two tout towns have to be Kovalam or Kanyakumari. The only difference is that Kovalam is a nasty concrete hell where the touts chase you relentlessly, while Kanyakumari is a nice town...
Forum: Chai and Chat May 16th, 2004, 04:37
Replies: 15
Views: 2,676
Posted By neoncarrot
A Mr Sharad Tipnis, now retired bus mechanic for...

A Mr Sharad Tipnis, now retired bus mechanic for the Maharastra state bus company, who has devoted a good chunk of his life zealously trying to prove Einstein wrong. According to Mr Tipnis, light...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles May 9th, 2004, 06:53
Replies: 62
Sticky: Indian buses
Views: 76,583
Posted By neoncarrot
I think Slowbuses post covered the questions in...

I think Slowbuses post covered the questions in much the way I'd put it, but a point specifically about the buses in Himachal Pradesh. If possible, avoid the privately run ordinary class buses (I...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine May 9th, 2004, 06:36
Replies: 388
Views: 73,583
Posted By neoncarrot
Gujarat IS supposed to be a totally dry state. I...

Gujarat IS supposed to be a totally dry state. I was told this was out of respect to the fact it was Gandhi's home state, but I dont know if this is true. Gujaratis pour in their thousands across to...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Mar 16th, 2004, 03:04
Replies: 15
Views: 3,516
Posted By neoncarrot
Parvati overdrive, With respect to those...

Parvati overdrive,

With respect to those above who say 'train', I wouldn't bother - stick to the bus; doing the train/bus via Chandigarh or whatever will end up taking longer one way or the other...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Feb 27th, 2004, 04:42
Replies: 25
Views: 4,397
Posted By neoncarrot
Oh yes they do! My landlord manged both in the...

Oh yes they do! My landlord manged both in the same day last summer. He bought a "half price" electrical juicer, from a guy on the street giving it the hard sell, which he "triumphantly" brought...
Forum: Delhi Feb 4th, 2004, 05:31
Replies: 1
Views: 2,451
Posted By neoncarrot
Best spot for DVDs is the Palika Bazaar...

Best spot for DVDs is the Palika Bazaar underground market underneath the grass where Janpath meets Connaught place, 10 minutes walk from Main Bazaar. There is one set of shops upstairs in a circle...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Feb 4th, 2004, 05:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By neoncarrot
Rather than rushing too much, take some time to...

Rather than rushing too much, take some time to just absorb the place a bit and get a sense of perspective - the initial impact can be overwhelming and rushing around and trying to get too much done...
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 3rd, 2004, 04:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By neoncarrot
Unusually, I'd have to disagree with Picklepak on...

Unusually, I'd have to disagree with Picklepak on this one. A certain portion of Indian youth seems to view Holi as a kind of virtual bloodletting - to the point of blocking roads in HP more than...
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 26th, 2003, 06:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By neoncarrot
I would think Mapusa would probably be the...

I would think Mapusa would probably be the nearest mainish post office to Vagator, or failing that Panaji. I reckon you have a better chance of getting mail if its sent to a main PO than a small town...
Forum: Domestic India Flights Dec 26th, 2003, 06:01
Replies: 2
Views: 1,802
Posted By neoncarrot
Airline sites always tend to quote high fares in...

Airline sites always tend to quote high fares in my experience, so I am sure you can get it cheaper elsewhere. That said, people always say flight bookings are cheap in India, but I've never seen any...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Dec 23rd, 2003, 04:03
Replies: 24
Views: 9,838
Posted By neoncarrot
We have a few techniques for the human limpets,...

We have a few techniques for the human limpets, all of which have worked in different situations. Which we use depends on our mood and what we're faced with.

1. Being a large and usually...
Forum: Electronics in India Dec 22nd, 2003, 06:39
Replies: 20
Views: 2,012
Posted By neoncarrot
I'm absolutely sure that its a light leak in the...

I'm absolutely sure that its a light leak in the camera. The "ufos" on the earlier frames shown are probably from the small holes in the plate inside the camera that holds the film flat when it is...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 22nd, 2003, 06:22
Replies: 6
Views: 3,112
Posted By neoncarrot
I wouldnt bother saying anything. If they...

I wouldnt bother saying anything. If they actually search your bag - which is incredibly unlikely - and accuse you of being a pro, just tell them yes you are, but you are on holiday. Even pro...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Dec 22nd, 2003, 06:10
Replies: 1
Views: 4,177
Posted By neoncarrot
Not as elaborate as the illustrated version...

Not as elaborate as the illustrated version above, but we've posted an article on the Ramayana on our site, with some background (http://www.neoncarrot.co.uk/h_article/ramayana_art1.html) on the...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Dec 16th, 2003, 04:28
Replies: 30
Views: 3,634
Posted By neoncarrot
I'd agree with Indiamike on the fruit and veg in...

I'd agree with Indiamike on the fruit and veg in India; another dimension entirely from the supermarket rubbish in the UK. Only in India have I discovered that not all potatos taste the same, and in...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Dec 14th, 2003, 02:07
Replies: 15
Views: 6,488
Posted By neoncarrot
Namaste India Tours, Perhaps you could try...

Namaste India Tours,
Perhaps you could try giving the arriving passenger a "keyphrase", just some quote or other, different each time, and give a copy to the driver on a slip of paper to keep in...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Dec 8th, 2003, 23:41
Replies: 4
Views: 1,748
Posted By neoncarrot
If you're really paranoid about the day pack, you...

If you're really paranoid about the day pack, you could try a pacsafe from www.pac-safe.com. Its a sort of foldaway wire mesh bag that encloses the pack and can be locked onto a solid immovable. We...
Forum: India Expat Area Dec 8th, 2003, 05:18
Replies: 75
Views: 11,220
Posted By neoncarrot
With regard to SMS, I regularly send them from my...

With regard to SMS, I regularly send them from my Indian Airtel account, usually to the UK or Germany. Most work both ways OK, except for those sent to the Orange network, which dont seem to work...
Forum: Delhi Dec 7th, 2003, 20:11
Replies: 21
Views: 3,053
Posted By neoncarrot
Apart from the reasons Bijapuri has outlined...

Apart from the reasons Bijapuri has outlined (Kashmir is beautiful in winter however), should you want to go there, the best way would not be to book it in Delhi with one of the hard sell brigade. Go...
Forum: Delhi Dec 6th, 2003, 05:44
Replies: 21
Views: 3,053
Posted By neoncarrot
I'm sure there are plenty who would accuse you of...

I'm sure there are plenty who would accuse you of being a ruffian for that Pooch, but I wouldnt be one of them. there is a limit to everyones patience and a point at which rational discussion no...
Forum: Goa Dec 5th, 2003, 06:19
Replies: 2
Views: 3,221
Posted By neoncarrot
Wallywombat; sadly I suspect you might find...

Wallywombat; sadly I suspect you might find Palolem a shock to the system these days. I first went 7 years ago, and it was indeed quiet and laid back, with maybe 4 or 5 shhacks on the beach. When we...
Forum: Delhi Dec 5th, 2003, 06:04
Replies: 21
Views: 3,053
Posted By neoncarrot
With regards to Spines original post re prepaid...

With regards to Spines original post re prepaid taxis, the trick I've found is NEVER ever let go of the pink slip till you are verifiably where you want to go, and if that includes going in to...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 4th, 2003, 06:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,756
Posted By neoncarrot
Reckon on prices around 10 Rs per KM as a guide;...

Reckon on prices around 10 Rs per KM as a guide; you may be able to find a bit cheaper, though from experience of Goan cabbies I reckon it'll be more. They usually charge you for both ways on long...
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