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Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 7th, 2006, 23:52
Replies: 25
Views: 3,980
Posted By Alan D
You've pulled me in Paagla! I didn't...

You've pulled me in Paagla!

I didn't recognise this as one of the Indian Barbets. Also have never been to Fraser's Hill but have been in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia some years ago.

Google...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jan 24th, 2006, 14:56
Replies: 81
Views: 11,203
Posted By Alan D
This looks like the worst situation in Nepal for...

This looks like the worst situation in Nepal for many years, going back to the pre democracy days. The King has not only the Maoists to contend with, but the whole of the previously democratically...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jan 20th, 2006, 17:06
Replies: 28
Views: 4,354
Posted By Alan D
The visa extension is in the gift of the FRRO and...

The visa extension is in the gift of the FRRO and generally you need a good reason to get a 15 day extension. We got one in Delhi some years ago but that was because our flight out had been messed up.
Forum: Photography Jan 4th, 2006, 19:51
Replies: 21
Views: 43,402
Posted By Alan D
Strange Joph that you have posted on this old...

Strange Joph that you have posted on this old thread just at this time.

For the last couple of weeks I have been scanning hundreds of old slides from the sixties and seventies. As we never...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Dec 15th, 2005, 20:18
Replies: 15
Views: 3,429
Posted By Alan D
I'm not quite sure what you mean by reasonably...

I'm not quite sure what you mean by reasonably priced accommodation, but there are stacks of hotels of all categories in the places you have mentioned and guest houses too. As far as I know it's the...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Dec 15th, 2005, 18:13
Replies: 4
Views: 2,340
Posted By Alan D
Sounds like a potentially nasty situation was...

Sounds like a potentially nasty situation was avoided by your quick thinking and some lucky circumstances i.e. the woman next door.

Do you think it could be explained in any innocent way? I guess...
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 14th, 2005, 21:44
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By Alan D
The obvious answer is Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti,...

The obvious answer is Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti, the only problem being that these places are sometimes inaccessible by road, because of floods and landslides on the southernmost ranges of the...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Dec 14th, 2005, 17:40
Replies: 30
Views: 4,426
Posted By Alan D
Scam the Scammers!

Here's another site (http://www.scamorama.com/) that deals with the 419 scams.

You will meet Lady Agatha Bristol CBE (of the British foreign Office), Yosemite Sam (staunch relic...
Forum: Tamil Nadu Dec 14th, 2005, 16:28
Replies: 8
Views: 3,299
Posted By Alan D
It's good to hear that Moonraker's is still in...

It's good to hear that Moonraker's is still in business. We had some excellent meals there about 7 years ago - interesting CD collection too! It could be the place.

I can't imagine Mahabalipuram...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 14th, 2005, 16:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By Alan D
When exactly is your visa due to expire? If it...

When exactly is your visa due to expire? If it doesn't expire until midnight on the 8th March then you're fine.

If you have any doubts, then get in touch with the FRO in Delhi and see what they...
Forum: Goa Dec 9th, 2005, 21:38
Replies: 6
Views: 3,072
Posted By Alan D
If bird flu is going to break out in India I...

If bird flu is going to break out in India I would think Goa is not the most likely area - places like Bharatpur in Rajasthan or Chilka Lake in Orissa, where thousands of water birds arrive in winter...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Dec 9th, 2005, 21:13
Replies: 142
Views: 59,724
Posted By Alan D
The wife and I have both bought several pairs of...

The wife and I have both bought several pairs of specs at Medikos in Paharganj, Delhi - very professional set-up, good prices compared to Connaught Place, and absolutely no complaints.
Forum: Rajasthan Dec 7th, 2005, 16:16
Replies: 13
Views: 4,444
Posted By Alan D
To clarify - I didn't mean to say it was only...

To clarify - I didn't mean to say it was only worth a couple of hours. A few years ago we stayed overnight at Chittor and spent most of the day looking around the fort.

I don't know what...
Forum: Rajasthan Dec 6th, 2005, 19:49
Replies: 13
Views: 4,444
Posted By Alan D
If you think you may not pass that way again,...

If you think you may not pass that way again, then it's worth spending an hour or two there. You could see most of the main features of the fort in that time. Start early from Udaipur - you should...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 6th, 2005, 19:21
Replies: 19
Views: 5,903
Posted By Alan D
This reminds me of the bad old days some years...

This reminds me of the bad old days some years ago when we applied for our visas by post and we were sweating with flights booked and days to go. At one stage my wife was phoning up the HCI London...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Dec 6th, 2005, 17:00
Replies: 3
Views: 1,809
Posted By Alan D
We've stayed at Point Calimere some years ago. I...

We've stayed at Point Calimere some years ago. I have never heard it mentioned as a place to see tigers and we didn't see any wild elephants. If you want to see these animals then Corbett or...
Forum: Sports in India Dec 6th, 2005, 15:54
Replies: 21
Views: 4,630
Posted By Alan D
You can also fish for mahseer in some of the...

You can also fish for mahseer in some of the Himalayan rivers flowing into Assam, particularly the Bhoreli river north of Tezpur.

There's the Eco Camp at Potasali, run by the Assam Anglers'...
Forum: Forum Help Dec 5th, 2005, 23:11
Replies: 176
Views: 100,919
Posted By Alan D
Thanks chagu and sezegnin for reporting that. Why...

Thanks chagu and sezegnin for reporting that. Why didn't I get one?

Looks like we have a poacher on the estate.
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Dec 5th, 2005, 16:01
Replies: 20
Views: 3,504
Posted By Alan D
Someone posted a few months ago that jeeps were...

Someone posted a few months ago that jeeps were not being allowed into the park this season, and only the 20 people flatbed canters were being allowed.

Have the park authorities changed their...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 1st, 2005, 21:29
Replies: 1
Views: 2,220
Posted By Alan D
Yes, it has been discussed a couple of times...

Yes, it has been discussed a couple of times previously (http://www.indiamike.com/india/showthread.php?t=13340) on the forum. There have been no recent reports about people who have been scammed.
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 1st, 2005, 17:42
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Alan D
Hi Aadil! All the Jan Shatabdi trains are...

Hi Aadil!

All the Jan Shatabdi trains are only a few years old.

We've travelled on the Jan Shatabdi, Delhi to Haridwar a few times in chair car which had heating/AC and light refreshments were...
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 1st, 2005, 16:06
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Alan D
We've travelled a few times on Jan Shatabdis...

We've travelled a few times on Jan Shatabdis which are a cheaper version of the Shatabdi trains. Aren't they only used for day journeys?

We found the chair class seats comfortable and I would say...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Dec 1st, 2005, 15:54
Replies: 2
Views: 7,447
Posted By Alan D
I have never been able to understand the booking...

I have never been able to understand the booking arrangements at Corbett NP.:confused:

We turned up at the park HQ there some years ago, were told no accommodation was available at Dikhala, and...
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Nov 30th, 2005, 22:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,787
Posted By Alan D
Hi Yildiz, and welcome to Indiamike.com. I've...

Hi Yildiz, and welcome to Indiamike.com. I've been to your hometown a few times in recent years.

You should have no problems finding a reasonable room with attached bathroom for the price you are...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 30th, 2005, 20:20
Replies: 10
Views: 4,030
Posted By Alan D
Ah!! The old backdoor trick! It happened to a...

Ah!! The old backdoor trick! It happened to a friend of ours in Delhi in 1966. There was a black market in those days, almost double the official rate and people wanting to change your cash and TC's...
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