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Forum: Sikkim Today, 17:52
Replies: 13
Views: 230
Posted By theyyamdancer
Barsey, isn't it close to Rinchenpong? ...

Barsey, isn't it close to Rinchenpong? Telephone the people at the Rinchenpong homestay (I will try to find their phone number for you).



Found it !

Call Thendup on (0)9733085196. He will...
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 17:50
Replies: 2,349
Views: 42,515
Posted By theyyamdancer
Tis a secret.

Tis a secret.
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 16:50
Replies: 2,349
Views: 42,515
Posted By theyyamdancer
Pootharekulu. :) Source...

Pootharekulu.

:)


Source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pootharekulu)
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 16:49
Replies: 68
Views: 2,598
Posted By theyyamdancer
What about "a baker's dozen" which is...

What about "a baker's dozen" which is 13.
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 16:34
Replies: 68
Views: 2,598
Posted By theyyamdancer
I am impressed, Prakaant.

I am impressed, Prakaant.
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 16:04
Replies: 68
Views: 2,598
Posted By theyyamdancer
Great, Vaibhav ! What about all those...

Great, Vaibhav !

What about all those infinitely small moments that are named in Indian languages ?
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 15:52
Replies: 68
Views: 2,598
Posted By theyyamdancer
I don't know the answer to your question, Nick. ...

I don't know the answer to your question, Nick. But I can tell you that bangla has a special word for "25 sheets of paper". :) Of course I have forgotten what it is.
Forum: Nagaland Today, 11:59
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By theyyamdancer
Hi Pheluda, Five days to see places close to...

Hi Pheluda, Five days to see places close to Kohima? Or do you want to travel further afield?

What are your interests and what is your budget?
Forum: Sikkim Today, 11:55
Replies: 13
Views: 230
Posted By theyyamdancer
I don't think anyone has a ready answer to your...

I don't think anyone has a ready answer to your question. Best to keep a close eye on the press. With thunderstorms being predicted, the risk of landslides is there, for sure.

Why not telephone...
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 11:18
Replies: 2,349
Views: 42,515
Posted By theyyamdancer
Dried mango sheets ?

Dried mango sheets ?
Forum: Chai and Chat Today, 00:24
Replies: 68
Views: 2,598
Posted By theyyamdancer
Four Quarters! Yes, that's right. Thank you. ...

Four Quarters! Yes, that's right. Thank you.

Dozen is a collective number, indeed.

Thank you, pap, for your very enlightening comments. They help me a great deal. :)
Forum: Crossing the Border Apr 25th, 2015, 15:32
Replies: 60
Views: 2,629
Posted By theyyamdancer
Indian press is now reporting landslides in...

Indian press is now reporting landslides in Sikkim.
Forum: Crossing the Border Apr 25th, 2015, 15:29
Replies: 60
Views: 2,629
Posted By theyyamdancer
Terrible news. What has happened in...

Terrible news.

What has happened in Darjeeling and in Siliguri?
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 24th, 2015, 17:58
Replies: 68
Views: 2,598
Posted By theyyamdancer
Interesting, Vaibhav! That word is সওয়া "soya"...

Interesting, Vaibhav! That word is সওয়া "soya" in bangla, meaning one and a quarter.
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 24th, 2015, 17:29
Replies: 68
Views: 2,598
Posted By theyyamdancer
Back to the পোয়া poya, which means "one...

Back to the পোয়া poya, which means "one quarter". It is used in bengali when telling the time, also when asking for produce at the market.

I have come across today another meaning of "poya" as...
Forum: International India Flights Apr 24th, 2015, 16:55
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By theyyamdancer
Back in the 80s, I flew Air India from Paris to...

Back in the 80s, I flew Air India from Paris to Sydney (a thirty hour flight) and it was perfect. But the return journey from Sydney to Paris a few weeks later was dreadful. Firstly, they were...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 24th, 2015, 12:42
Replies: 172
Views: 3,298
Posted By theyyamdancer
I don't understand Starbucks. Give me an...

I don't understand Starbucks.

Give me an espresso, I do not want to "interpret" my coffee.

:)

Oh - maybe it is a tonal language - latte? - frappé?

Discuss.....
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Apr 23rd, 2015, 23:50
Replies: 7,379
Views: 344,845
Posted By theyyamdancer
Pizzas with pizaz...hot AND spicy :) 72602

Pizzas
with pizaz...hot AND spicy :)

72602
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 23rd, 2015, 22:35
Replies: 172
Views: 3,298
Posted By theyyamdancer
For sure, it wasn't a slab of granite.

For sure, it wasn't a slab of granite.
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 23rd, 2015, 22:21
Replies: 172
Views: 3,298
Posted By theyyamdancer
Super, you are back on topic. But, please be...

Super, you are back on topic.

But, please be so kind as to remind us what costs only four bucks. I have forgotten.
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Apr 23rd, 2015, 22:03
Replies: 7,379
Views: 344,845
Posted By theyyamdancer
… and you rearranged the dish on a colourful...

… and you rearranged the dish on a colourful cloth for maximum effect !
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 23rd, 2015, 13:41
Replies: 172
Views: 3,298
Posted By theyyamdancer
Proud to be a Provocateur :cool:

Proud to be a Provocateur


:cool:
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Apr 23rd, 2015, 00:11
Replies: 1,966
Views: 195,515
Posted By theyyamdancer
I dare say toothsome even.

I dare say toothsome even.
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Apr 22nd, 2015, 22:16
Replies: 1,966
Views: 195,515
Posted By theyyamdancer
"Salty" has a similar meaning to hfot2's "spicy"...

"Salty" has a similar meaning to hfot2's "spicy" interpretation.
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 22nd, 2015, 16:35
Replies: 172
Views: 3,298
Posted By theyyamdancer
I found this...

I found this (http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3982&context=etd), which is interesting perhaps.
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