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Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Yesterday, 19:13
Replies: 3,251
Views: 185,046
Posted By a_f_d
My local ATM doesn't even dispense ₹500s - just...

My local ATM doesn't even dispense ₹500s - just ₹2,000s, small traders still can't change them - only been back a week and already owe the veg lady!

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Oct 18th, 2017, 23:52
Replies: 62
Views: 1,117
Posted By a_f_d
Cap'n - a 'like' didn't seem enough: like ...

Cap'n - a 'like' didn't seem enough:

like


AndyD 8-)&38377;

p.s only a couple of weeks ago there were serious reports in the (UK) papers about people with now un-treatable skin cancer...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Oct 18th, 2017, 23:39
Replies: 23
Views: 17,848
Posted By a_f_d
in my experience most local exchanges have mounds...

in my experience most local exchanges have mounds of old failed equipment heaped up - i"m not suggesting anyone should pinch anything, but they must be there for a reason - slip the guy double-half...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Oct 18th, 2017, 00:34
Replies: 23
Views: 17,848
Posted By a_f_d
Somewhere there will be a deposit receipt for the...

Somewhere there will be a deposit receipt for the connection. Surely no-one will have thrown it away - you are entitled to the money back!

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Oct 15th, 2017, 00:05
Replies: 310
Views: 24,168
Posted By a_f_d
iirc Sharia law allows a Muslim man to marry a...

iirc Sharia law allows a Muslim man to marry a Muslim, Christian or Jewish (!) woman ("people of The Book"); a Muslim woman may marry ... a Muslim man.

Interestingly all "people of The Book" may...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Oct 5th, 2017, 02:58
Replies: 12,559
Views: 945,249
Posted By a_f_d
Just had a new kitchen in the UK, so I checked -...

Just had a new kitchen in the UK, so I checked - we seem to have gone metric:- 90cm (except you have to say 900mm now).
Both the gas cooker and the worktop have adjustable feet so it's really...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Sep 24th, 2017, 16:35
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By a_f_d
... hmmm - exactly the opposite of what I was...

... hmmm - exactly the opposite of what I was trying to say!
The trouble is that Lamarckism (the inheritance of acquired characteristics) seems as if it ought to be right....

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Sep 23rd, 2017, 17:21
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By a_f_d
Mr Darwin he say: random mutations occur from...

Mr Darwin he say:
random mutations occur from time to time in a population, very occasionally factors in the environment (e.g. drugs in the bloodstream) will give some advantage to the mutated...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Sep 20th, 2017, 15:39
Replies: 19
Views: 4,783
Posted By a_f_d
As I commented elsewhere msPaint (not the new 3D...

As I commented elsewhere msPaint (not the new 3D version) will resize your pics.
(Alternatively, crop, resize and compress in ms Word; save as .docx - unzip the docx and find your jpg in the media...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Sep 14th, 2017, 23:13
Replies: 7,075
Views: 1,198,286
Posted By a_f_d
voila!

voila!
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Sep 14th, 2017, 21:24
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By a_f_d
A diligent search here and on BE should yield an...

A diligent search here and on BE should yield an old post of mine showing a link to an official site where 'staying for more than 180 days ...' is one of the available options.

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Sep 14th, 2017, 21:03
Replies: 7,075
Views: 1,198,286
Posted By a_f_d
went to the Indian Consulate in B'ham on 5th, got...

went to the Indian Consulate in B'ham on 5th, got message on 11th and on 12th collected our passports with shiny new 5-year 'X-4' visas - (was 'Foreigners having property' the 4th option?).

...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Sep 10th, 2017, 19:52
Replies: 12,559
Views: 945,249
Posted By a_f_d
... serves you right for watching too much...

... serves you right for watching too much daytime television <g>

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Sep 5th, 2017, 22:38
Replies: 7,075
Views: 1,198,286
Posted By a_f_d
A word of warning to anyone applying for 'non-e'...

A word of warning to anyone applying for 'non-e' visas in the UK:
I just paid an unplanned visit to VFS Birmingham, so did not have my own photos and at short notice couldn't find any inkjet photo...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Sep 2nd, 2017, 19:59
Replies: 39
Views: 17,398
Posted By a_f_d
UIDAI FAQs page...

UIDAI FAQs page (https://uidai.gov.in/your-aadhaar/help/faqs.html) says:


AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Sep 1st, 2017, 22:16
Replies: 3,251
Views: 185,046
Posted By a_f_d
The factor of three was when they held gold; over...

The factor of three was when they held gold; over the centuries the ratio gradually stretched, but the 'cleverest' move the banks ever made was to convince the government that the ratio should apply...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Sep 1st, 2017, 22:10
Replies: 3,251
Views: 185,046
Posted By a_f_d
.. fixed that for you <g> AndyD 8-)₹

.. fixed that for you <g>

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Aug 31st, 2017, 00:32
Replies: 3,251
Views: 185,046
Posted By a_f_d
check day labour rates in Goa, you might get a...

check day labour rates in Goa, you might get a shock!

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Aug 31st, 2017, 00:25
Replies: 12,559
Views: 945,249
Posted By a_f_d
I never got the nack of eating them without...

I never got the nack of eating them without explosive collapse - though I'm getting about 80% success with masala pappads (no, I don't smash them up on the plate).

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 28th, 2017, 00:13
Replies: 7,075
Views: 1,198,286
Posted By a_f_d
It has been reported that "foreigners owning...

It has been reported that "foreigners owning property in India" can now (for the first time in about 10 years) also get 5-year X visas - and indeed a Category with that title has appeared on the...
Forum: Forum Help Aug 24th, 2017, 16:49
Replies: 3,019
Views: 568,454
Posted By a_f_d
meanwhile, back at ranch v1 - Like is still...

meanwhile, back at ranch v1 - Like is still ...updating

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 24th, 2017, 16:30
Replies: 7,075
Views: 1,198,286
Posted By a_f_d
Unusual for Indian bureaucrats to pass the buck...

Unusual for Indian bureaucrats to pass the buck like that.

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Aug 22nd, 2017, 21:48
Replies: 12,559
Views: 945,249
Posted By a_f_d
Right - that's it - I've been putting it off for...

Right - that's it - I've been putting it off for 45 years - I have got to go to Jakarta!

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Forum Help Aug 14th, 2017, 23:19
Replies: 3,019
Views: 568,454
Posted By a_f_d
Yes, going up up up to reply is a bit weird, ...

Yes, going up up up to reply is a bit weird, and not easy to do as the right-hand slider hides under the top banner - hth - AndyD 8-)₹ <= can't find the text colours
Forum: Electronics in India Aug 8th, 2017, 00:57
Replies: 1,043
Views: 339,507
Posted By a_f_d
... but then you might get presented with a free...

... but then you might get presented with a free one at the airport!

AndyD 8-)₹
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