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Forum: Indian Railways Apr 21st, 2014, 19:13
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Thanks. The Wadi Halfa-Khartoum line has, or had,...

Thanks. The Wadi Halfa-Khartoum line has, or had, a legendary status amongst travelers overlanding it down through Africa. Here's Michael Palin on it sometime in the early 90s:
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Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Apr 20th, 2014, 23:37
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Yeah unfortunately I've no pics of some of the...

Yeah unfortunately I've no pics of some of the main landmarks in the centre, I'll try get some tomorrow.
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Apr 20th, 2014, 20:51
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Show us your city/town/village!

Some pictures and info about my city, Dublin.

(The River Liffey in the city centre)
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First, geography - Dublin is situated in the finest bay west of Naples, and nicely divided into...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Apr 19th, 2014, 04:20
Replies: 216
Views: 72,429
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
To add to Bholebaba's informative post. ...

To add to Bholebaba's informative post.

Mu'in al-Din is regarded by Muslims as having being in the vanguard of the Islamic expansion into India, both spiritually through winning converts to the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Apr 19th, 2014, 00:50
Replies: 216
Views: 72,429
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Yes, I have a personal and academic interest in...

Yes, I have a personal and academic interest in Islamic places of devotion and pilgrimage, I have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Ajmer.
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Apr 19th, 2014, 00:34
Replies: 216
Views: 72,429
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Been to Pushkar, it's not somewhere I'll be...

Been to Pushkar, it's not somewhere I'll be returning to.
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Apr 18th, 2014, 19:05
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Ah, one more I forgot, The Russian Revolution...

Ah, one more I forgot, The Russian Revolution 1917-1932 (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/82298.The_Russian_Revolution_1917_1932), very brief survey, a good introduction to the topic.
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Apr 18th, 2014, 02:47
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Views: 256,741
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Recent reading: Islamic Reform and...

Recent reading:

Islamic Reform and Conservatism: Al-Azhar and the Evolution of Modern Sunni Islam (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8605267-islamic-reform-and-conservatism) - an account of...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Apr 18th, 2014, 02:33
Replies: 216
Views: 72,429
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Recently read this interesting account of the...

Recently read this interesting account of the shrine at Ajmer - The Shrine and Cult of Mu'in Al-Din Chishti of Ajmer ...
Forum: Crossing the Border Apr 17th, 2014, 23:39
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Also looking forward to hearing the rest. I've...

Also looking forward to hearing the rest. I've crossed four of India's land borders (one with Pakistan, one Nepal, and two Bangladesh) and been astounded at the laxity at two of them where, just as...
Forum: Crossing the Border Apr 11th, 2014, 03:03
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Views: 102,991
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Yeah I wondered about that, it simply says "Turn...

Yeah I wondered about that, it simply says "Turn left onto Indo - Pak Border Rd" - good luck with that! For some reason Google Maps doesn't want to send you north to Wagah.
Forum: Crossing the Border Apr 11th, 2014, 01:55
Replies: 431
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Here you go - Pune to London...

Here you go - Pune to London...
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Apr 7th, 2014, 01:23
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Me too, until one day riding around the Mekong...

Me too, until one day riding around the Mekong Delta near Can Tho, I got a flat and had to stop at a roadside truck stop for a repair. While I was waiting I was served this, the most disgusting meal...
Forum: Sports in India Mar 27th, 2014, 21:12
Replies: 73
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
This tournament is likely coming to soon for it,...

This tournament is likely coming to soon for it, but what do you guys think about a future England team built around a midfield including Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Barkley? If these guys...
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 26th, 2014, 19:58
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Views: 85,609
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Brian Williams Raps "Rapper's Delight" ...

Brian Williams Raps "Rapper's Delight"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YCeIgt7hMs
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Mar 25th, 2014, 00:13
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Views: 214
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
You can get everything you need - gear, permits,...

You can get everything you need - gear, permits, etc. in Pokhara. My advice - if you're renting proper boots, take a few days to a week in Pokhara to break them in. Also, don't let any tour operators...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Mar 19th, 2014, 02:10
Replies: 552
Views: 13,080
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
I hear you. My understanding, also acquired...

I hear you. My understanding, also acquired through academia, has been that Islam and Christianity (in their most widely-held interpretations) are the only universal religions - universal in the...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Mar 18th, 2014, 03:55
Replies: 552
Views: 13,080
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Not to mention Purim, which is like Halloween and...

Not to mention Purim, which is like Halloween and St Patrick's Day rolled into one.
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 18th, 2014, 02:01
Replies: 324
Views: 33,464
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Since we have confirmation that the plane was...

Since we have confirmation that the plane was either ignored or unnoticed by both Thai and Malaysian air forces (but not undetected by Malaysian radar) as it crossed the Malay Peninsula, and that it...
Forum: IndiaMike Meetups Mar 14th, 2014, 00:44
Replies: 671
Views: 81,150
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Unfortunately it seems it was a bit too...

Unfortunately it seems it was a bit too short-notice and the timeframe too narrow for all concerned. These things generally require quite a bit more planning. Hopefully next time I pass by I'll know...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Mar 12th, 2014, 00:54
Replies: 216
Views: 72,429
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Here's a valuable site with reviews of...

Here's a valuable site with reviews of newly-released academic titles in the field of South Asian studies - New Books in South Asian Studies (http://newbooksinsouthasianstudies.com/)
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Mar 6th, 2014, 23:37
Replies: 2,568
Views: 172,307
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
This is a really great article about his rebirth...

This is a really great article about his rebirth as a serious actor - The McConaissance (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2014/01/the-mcconaissance.html?intcid=obnetwork)
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Feb 24th, 2014, 01:37
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Views: 200,149
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Perfection from Moby ...

Perfection from Moby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7yu-ORfg7U
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Feb 23rd, 2014, 20:49
Replies: 216
Views: 72,429
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Read two travel books set in 1960's India...

Read two travel books set in 1960's India recently - Eric Newby's Slowly Down the Ganges and Naipaul's An Area of Darkness. Enjoyed the former considerably more, I'm not a fan of the "Gosh, it was...
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 21st, 2014, 15:41
Replies: 37
Views: 1,750
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
The economic factor strikes me as a more reliable...

The economic factor strikes me as a more reliable indicator than religion or caste. Also, as I mentioned before, the religious angle was something that came up more than once in conversations with...
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