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Forum: Photography Yesterday, 23:36
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
[ tee hee ] Perhaps someone else will come...

[ tee hee ]

Perhaps someone else will come up with a more explicit response.
Forum: Photography Yesterday, 22:51
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
Are you a Nagesh Kukunoor fan, Weaknee?

Are you a Nagesh Kukunoor fan, Weaknee?
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Yesterday, 22:05
Replies: 2
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
The Manali bound HPTDC volvo leaves around 5:30...

The Manali bound HPTDC volvo leaves around 5:30 and then another one at 6:00 from Chanderlok building, Atul Grove Road, near CP. See the HPTDC website for more.
Forum: Fairs and Festivals in India Yesterday, 16:07
Replies: 42
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
<going off topic from Diwali now> In...

<going off topic from Diwali now>



In some photos the primary attraction is the Bokeh (the out of focus, blurred area). It's an art taken to the point of madness (especially by the Japanese) -...
Forum: Fairs and Festivals in India Yesterday, 00:22
Replies: 42
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
Thanks Som! Some shots were just plain lucky -...

Thanks Som! Some shots were just plain lucky - like this one 'Diwali is a day of togetherness'

http://www.indiamike.com/files/images/43/16/41/diwali-is-a-day-of-togetherness.jpg
Forum: Fairs and Festivals in India Oct 23rd, 2014, 23:58
Replies: 42
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
Oye Somnath, this is not done! While taking that...

Oye Somnath, this is not done! While taking that long exposure above (rocket shot, rested the camera on a random rock) and the pointy stars (handheld 4 seconds baby), I was only thinking, no matter...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Oct 23rd, 2014, 23:38
Replies: 4,363
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
In Jaipur Mondays are for Shiva, Tuesdays are for...

In Jaipur Mondays are for Shiva, Tuesdays are for Balaji (Hanuman), Wednesdays are for Ganeshji, Friday is for Santoshi Maa and Saturdays for Shani (shanischar ji maharaj)

But all days are...
Forum: Fairs and Festivals in India Oct 23rd, 2014, 23:24
Replies: 42
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
Ok, so i love breaking my own rules, well dont we...

Ok, so i love breaking my own rules, well dont we all ;) Some photographs from the celebrations downstairs - in the lawn where lots of people showed up bursting crackers and in general having a merry...
Forum: Fairs and Festivals in India Oct 23rd, 2014, 20:50
Replies: 42
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
Last two photos from me - Today is also...

Last two photos from me -

Today is also Mahavir Nirvaan Diwas - they day Lord Mahavir, the 24th tirthankar of the Jains shed his mortal coil.

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And lastly, the Diyas.

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Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 23rd, 2014, 20:27
Replies: 1,366
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
Khichuri, fried potatoes, fried raw banana, fried...

Khichuri, fried potatoes, fried raw banana, fried green (bell) peppers, fried aubergines (from top, clockwise).
Forum: Fairs and Festivals in India Oct 23rd, 2014, 19:59
Replies: 42
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
A tradition on Deepawali is to clean the house...

A tradition on Deepawali is to clean the house and bring out new clothes, linen, etc. This year, limited in many other aspects of the celebration, we brought out a Bhairavgarh (Ujjain) Batik...
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 23rd, 2014, 18:41
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Super post Dave. Countless times I've been...

Super post Dave. Countless times I've been reminded by mother before leaving home for a railway journey to have the bag lockable - just in case.

An extensive list of cloak rooms under the west...
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 23rd, 2014, 16:19
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By vaibhav_arora
I prefer to tip the attendant :) ETA: and...

I prefer to tip the attendant :)

ETA: and get to hear a friendly 'Sahab, station aa gaya'. (Sahib, the station has arrived).
Forum: Jaipur Oct 23rd, 2014, 14:01
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Thank you Deky! :) And a happy Diwali to you and...

Thank you Deky! :) And a happy Diwali to you and your family as well. I also leave my lousy cheap tripod at home when I travel looking for photo-ops.



This is such a huge huge coincidence. My...
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 23rd, 2014, 11:57
Replies: 1,366
Views: 16,771
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Catechu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catechu) -...

Catechu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catechu) - the extract of the bark of acacia catechu tree is correct.
Now for some nostalgia - I miss my kalkatti leaves and actively dislike the madrasi...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Oct 23rd, 2014, 11:02
Replies: 2,815
Views: 223,956
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Given how slow he goes, it really is a guy...

Given how slow he goes, it really is a guy shooting plates with a gun. Fun to watch though. :)
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 23rd, 2014, 10:16
Replies: 1,366
Views: 16,771
Posted By vaibhav_arora
lime is correct. The rest are not. (betel...

lime is correct.

The rest are not. (betel was already named by GP).

No tobacco. So that leaves one last ingredient.
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 23rd, 2014, 09:41
Replies: 1,366
Views: 16,771
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Lachha supari is correct but not the other two

Lachha supari is correct but not the other two
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 23rd, 2014, 09:32
Replies: 1,366
Views: 16,771
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Julia, Bb and aarosh have given the right...

Julia, Bb and aarosh have given the right answers. 3 crucial ingredients are missing still. Paan has enough Bollywood songs named after it to find relevance on many threads here on IM!
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 22nd, 2014, 23:52
Replies: 1,366
Views: 16,771
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Boys and girls - This isn't a street food...

Boys and girls - This isn't a street food nostalgia thread, it's a puzzle thread.

Here, lemme remind you.

What are the ingredients? :cool:

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Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 22nd, 2014, 22:37
Replies: 1,366
Views: 16,771
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Clearly you've not had good Misal pav...

Clearly you've not had good Misal pav (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misal).

From wiki -

"The ingredients are arranged in multiple tier fashion and served. The first ingredient to be served is...
Forum: Fairs and Festivals in India Oct 22nd, 2014, 20:55
Replies: 42
Views: 834
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Happy Diwali 2014

Happy Diwali everyone! Unlike previous years, I couldn't go home to Jaipur. So no photos of decorated bazaars and palaces. A little corner of the apartment's balcony with a solitary lamp and the...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Oct 22nd, 2014, 20:38
Replies: 4,363
Views: 197,717
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Diwali special - saffron kheer. Happy Diwali...

Diwali special - saffron kheer. Happy Diwali everyone :)

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Forum: Rajasthan Oct 22nd, 2014, 14:54
Replies: 37
Views: 1,019
Posted By vaibhav_arora
@ pawelx - sorry to hear of your troubles. @...

@ pawelx - sorry to hear of your troubles.
@ fizzysoap - Details about Kolayat fair and other fairs of Rajasthan are here:...
Forum: Photography Oct 21st, 2014, 22:52
Replies: 35,315
Views: 1,154,466
Posted By vaibhav_arora
On second thoughts, I guess not. Is this a temple...

On second thoughts, I guess not. Is this a temple compound? Nagapattinam district?
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