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Forum: Delhi Yesterday, 00:20
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By RPG
Nothing in Delhi is the same price range as it...

Nothing in Delhi is the same price range as it was 'quite a few years ago'.

But meals are included...just breathe in through your mouth, and swallow.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Nov 15th, 2017, 03:59
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By RPG
The problem is that at that point you are...

The problem is that at that point you are maintaining two households. To live on the amount stated in the original post, even it is monthly and not per annum, you have to give up your other residence...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Nov 15th, 2017, 02:18
Replies: 52
Views: 1,089
Posted By RPG
Taking your question seriously, the answer is no....

Taking your question seriously, the answer is no. The plastic things you see in the middle of many masks are one-way valves to reduce breathing effort. You have to inhale with more effort than...
Forum: India Expat Area Nov 14th, 2017, 03:51
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By RPG
OP wants the birth to be via midwife (point #2)....

OP wants the birth to be via midwife (point #2). I would guess it's related to the yoga thing.You don't have a right to work, preach, etc. But the process of having a baby is in some sense an...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Nov 13th, 2017, 03:29
Replies: 52
Views: 1,089
Posted By RPG
Yes, governments are busy minimizing it, just as...

Yes, governments are busy minimizing it, just as they are ignoring pollution (Delhi is said to be a "gas chamber"). The Lancet estimates that 2.5 million deaths in India per year are attributable to...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Nov 9th, 2017, 00:19
Replies: 3,348
Views: 192,289
Posted By RPG
The nice thing about any "in the long run" claim...

The nice thing about any "in the long run" claim is that it cannot possibly be disproved (i.e. it is nonfalsifiable).
Forum: International India Flights Nov 7th, 2017, 10:05
Replies: 625
Views: 236,077
Posted By RPG
Well, Singapore and China Eastern/Air China are...

Well, Singapore and China Eastern/Air China are rather different beasts. You could fly China Eastern / Air China, but it might cause you to think of Air India, Aeroflot or Rwanda Air with renewed...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 3rd, 2017, 05:45
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By RPG
Correct. You need relatives to watch out for your...

Correct. You need relatives to watch out for your interests, or even in the most expensive places, you'll be treated like shit by unskilled workers once you are unable to supervise them yourself. Of...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 3rd, 2017, 03:50
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By RPG
No such thing. Medical visas last up to a year...

No such thing. Medical visas last up to a year from the date of issue.

If she is of Indian origin, as seems likely, she can get an OCI.
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Nov 2nd, 2017, 04:32
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By RPG
More dengue. 4G-LTE. Rs. 2000 notes. Shiny...

More dengue.
4G-LTE.
Rs. 2000 notes.
Shiny new airports everywhere.
Hindu fanatics on the march.
New Trump buildings.

It's a whole new India. Same as the old India.
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Nov 1st, 2017, 01:49
Replies: 117
Views: 48,180
Posted By RPG
No, it won't be cheaper to buy INR in a country...

No, it won't be cheaper to buy INR in a country where there is a restricted supply, brought out of India illegally.

And while there could by chance be a long line at the airport currency...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Oct 31st, 2017, 03:16
Replies: 117
Views: 48,180
Posted By RPG
Nothing has changed except the shortage of new...

Nothing has changed except the shortage of new currency is long over. Tourists are rarely searched and so bringing INR in excess of allowed amounts is possible, but there is no good reason to do so....
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Oct 30th, 2017, 05:40
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By RPG
I would guess that they have "ladies'...

I would guess that they have "ladies' compartments". Bad in principle, but probably useful in practice.
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Oct 30th, 2017, 04:20
Replies: 42
Views: 2,083
Posted By RPG
The report about Fatehpur Sikri is horrible....

The report about Fatehpur Sikri is horrible. There is no comparison with what happens in Connaught Place (or in Agra). In most of India there is no physical violence. Yes, I know about the publicized...
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 30th, 2017, 04:14
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By RPG
No, you cannot block berths by booking them. If...

No, you cannot block berths by booking them. If there isn't a person in the berth, it can (will) be reassigned.
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Oct 29th, 2017, 13:19
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By RPG
...except there is only one line. Also, it can...

...except there is only one line. Also, it can get miserably crowded.
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Oct 29th, 2017, 03:33
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By RPG
Ola has a "no foreigners" policy. OK, not...

Ola has a "no foreigners" policy. OK, not literally, but like many things in India, using Ola requires an Indian mobile number.

The needs of people without Indian mobile numbers are never...
Forum: Delhi Oct 28th, 2017, 09:20
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By RPG
Do you know about prepaid taxis? Uber? I am not...

Do you know about prepaid taxis? Uber? I am not sure what the problem is.
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Oct 28th, 2017, 06:23
Replies: 42
Views: 2,083
Posted By RPG
Anyone in the tourist areas of North India who...

Anyone in the tourist areas of North India who approaches you unsolicited is trying to scam you. They know that western tourists are trained to be polite and will respond with a "Why thank you, that...
Forum: Domestic India Flights Oct 27th, 2017, 10:55
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By RPG
Indigo flights are rarely late. They're very...

Indigo flights are rarely late. They're very strong on punctuality.

I don't have an answer to the OP's question.
Forum: Indian Culture and Traditions Oct 17th, 2017, 03:17
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By RPG
They would never, ever do this with the male...

They would never, ever do this with the male sibling. The menfolk of the family are like gods, and criticizing them to outsiders is taboo; just as forbidden as eating beef or crossing the ocean (kala...
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Oct 12th, 2017, 01:54
Replies: 2,632
Views: 292,804
Posted By RPG
Why were you devastated when this person said...

Why were you devastated when this person said "outside the box"? It is perfectly correct.
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Oct 12th, 2017, 01:00
Replies: 2,632
Views: 292,804
Posted By RPG
Huh? . .

Huh? . .
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Oct 9th, 2017, 05:51
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By RPG
It was not necessary for der Ostler to revive...

It was not necessary for der Ostler to revive this thread by posting in it (his/her first post on IM), and then start a new thread with exactly the same question.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Oct 9th, 2017, 05:06
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By RPG
You're probably right, but "availed for[sic]" is...

You're probably right, but "availed for[sic]" is very ambiguous language. Dictionary.com says which would imply the use date rather than the issue date.

Of course, this being Indian English...
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