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Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 13:46
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Posted By theyyamdancer
In other words, aarosh, those terms such as "poa"...

In other words, aarosh, those terms such as "poa" and "seer" and so on for weights are now totally obsolete ?



(In France, they still talk about the old monetary system even though it is no...
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 13:31
Replies: 44
Views: 1,400
Posted By theyyamdancer
Finally, the "pao"...

Finally, the "pao" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pao_(unit))






Now, my question(s) - What are these still used for nowadays in the market? Do I go out to buy mangoes and ask for "one seer...
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 13:22
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Posted By theyyamdancer
OK, I am now discovering (thanks to Google!) the...

OK, I am now discovering (thanks to Google!) the history of "Maund"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maund




This must be the same as the bangla "mon".
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 13:12
Replies: 44
Views: 1,400
Posted By theyyamdancer
According to Wiki, one "ser" (pronounced as...

According to Wiki, one "ser" (pronounced as "sher") (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser_(unit)) is the exact equivalent of a litre.




In Greece, even nowadays, we do not ask for "a litre of...
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 12:59
Replies: 2,387
Views: 164,529
Posted By theyyamdancer
Many Happy Returns Piyu ! ...

Many Happy Returns Piyu !

[banana]:danc::elee::bday:[banana]:elee::danc::bday:
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 12:57
Replies: 44
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Posted By theyyamdancer
Yesterday, whilst studying numbers in Bengali, I...

Yesterday, whilst studying numbers in Bengali, I came across the following fascinating information (taken from "Colloquial Bengali" by Mithun B. Nasrin and W.A.M. van der Wurff) :



This is...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Today, 12:33
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Posted By theyyamdancer
Vish, I am drooling. (And it is only breakfast...

Vish, I am drooling. (And it is only breakfast time here.)

In answer to the "TD eats healthily" - hmmm…. maybe I only post selectively !

(This is the Lunch thread. You never see what we eat...
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 20:31
Replies: 108
Views: 3,893
Posted By theyyamdancer
I hope you are joking Jitu. :mad: Between...

I hope you are joking Jitu. :mad:

Between unhygienic kitchens, smelly loos, and too much spice, it is a wonder any of us return so many times to India. We must all be masochists. :p

Some...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Yesterday, 19:36
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By theyyamdancer
You are most welcome !

You are most welcome !
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 19:27
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Views: 18,542
Posted By theyyamdancer
Not the same as the blue dahlia...

Not the same as the blue dahlia (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038369/combined) either.
;)
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Yesterday, 19:21
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By theyyamdancer
Do you mean Sasha on Mirza Ghalib Street...

Do you mean Sasha on Mirza Ghalib Street (formerly Free School Street) perhaps ?
http://www.sashaworld.com/connect/ccexhibitions.htm

Address and phone number are in the link.

It is a great...
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 15:32
Replies: 1,464
Views: 18,542
Posted By theyyamdancer
Bravo ! Quinoa porridge it is. Recipe...

Bravo ! Quinoa porridge it is.


Recipe for Quinoa Porridge
Take 100 g of quinoa, rinse it very well in running water, drain in a sieve. Bring to the boil in double the quantity of water, and...
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 15:26
Replies: 1,464
Views: 18,542
Posted By theyyamdancer
Not a pancake. Keep going… it is a typical...

Not a pancake.

Keep going… it is a typical breakfast food.


Recipe will follow.
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 15:19
Replies: 1,464
Views: 18,542
Posted By theyyamdancer
Julia, you are brilliant. It is quinoa. First...

Julia, you are brilliant. It is quinoa. First pic was uncooked quinoa; second pic was cooked quinoa and the third one is…….. go on……



P.S. Not injera.
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 15:06
Replies: 1,464
Views: 18,542
Posted By theyyamdancer
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 15:01
Replies: 1,464
Views: 18,542
Posted By theyyamdancer
Third and final pic of the finished food item : ...

Third and final pic of the finished food item :
...
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 14:44
Replies: 1,464
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Posted By theyyamdancer
It does look like one ! :cool: But no.

It does look like one !
:cool:


But no.
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 14:44
Replies: 1,464
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Posted By theyyamdancer
The same substance after cooking - ...

The same substance after cooking -
...
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 14:28
Replies: 47
Views: 1,536
Posted By theyyamdancer
Yes, for this reason it is worthwhile learning...

Yes, for this reason it is worthwhile learning how to write the name in Hindi (or whatever) of the station at which you are alighting.


For example:
Varanasi वाराणसी

℅ Google !
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 13:26
Replies: 1,464
Views: 18,542
Posted By theyyamdancer
:thumbup: Nope.

:thumbup:


Nope.
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 13:05
Replies: 1,464
Views: 18,542
Posted By theyyamdancer
Pronounced "ahn pa-pee-yot" (or - "yacht"...

Pronounced "ahn pa-pee-yot" (or - "yacht" !).
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 13:00
Replies: 1,464
Views: 18,542
Posted By theyyamdancer
Nope. Best way to cook fish ! ...

Nope.




Best way to cook fish ! :cool:
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 12:57
Replies: 1,464
Views: 18,542
Posted By theyyamdancer
What's this then ? ...

What's this then ?

https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10733966_972944642732432_3803177711698307206_n.jpg?oh=8033e4c050f786fc01582265111fabbf&oe=54F84CC4
Forum: Photography Yesterday, 10:56
Replies: 35,601
Views: 1,163,132
Posted By theyyamdancer
The Taj Coromandel ?

The Taj Coromandel ?
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 10:53
Replies: 1,464
Views: 18,542
Posted By theyyamdancer
Beauty is in the mouth of the beholder. ;) ...

Beauty is in the mouth of the beholder. ;)



This thread is not for aesthetic reasons, but for bizarrely unphotogenic edible stuff !



cool:
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