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Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jun 11th, 2015, 18:32
Replies: 38
Views: 4,288
Posted By obione980
My limited experience - and not huge amounts...

My limited experience - and not huge amounts (less than $500 each time) - simply present at the 'exchange' counter of the State Bank of India at the airport (used it at Calcutta and Delhi) - pass...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 18th, 2015, 18:19
Replies: 183
Views: 8,148
Posted By obione980
Price Discrimination is exactly the same as...

Price Discrimination is exactly the same as Income Tax!! And it's a universal system for financing Government.

Why not Monument Maintenance???
Forum: Chai and Chat Jan 16th, 2015, 16:47
Replies: 40
Views: 2,430
Posted By obione980
My wife and I visited last in early 2014. We were...

My wife and I visited last in early 2014. We were put off by the ever increasing levels of petty bureaucracy.

We went to Sikkim House in Delhi - obtained the necessary permits - BUT at the border...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 13th, 2014, 17:49
Replies: 83
Views: 9,578
Posted By obione980
Old Age? Nick? That's my 'standing' excuse!...

Old Age? Nick?

That's my 'standing' excuse! Sadly it's true enough!!
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 8th, 2014, 18:24
Replies: 83
Views: 9,578
Posted By obione980
a_f_d It's bated - meaning 'held'; NOT...

a_f_d

It's bated - meaning 'held'; NOT baited meaning 'poisoned'.

Well usually so - who knows!!

;-))
Forum: Pets and Pet Care in India Nov 6th, 2014, 17:30
Replies: 23
Views: 4,609
Posted By obione980
At 4 weeks old (when he should still be suckling...

At 4 weeks old (when he should still be suckling his mother) he needs MILK!! His tiny bones are growing at an enormous rate - he requires calcium!

MILK!! Available all the time - and with frequent...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 4th, 2014, 09:06
Replies: 83
Views: 9,578
Posted By obione980
a_f_d - It's modus operandi!! (Wrong...

a_f_d - It's modus operandi!!

(Wrong 'case'. operandus is nominative - you should use genitive case in your post. Operandus is correct in many sentences/phrases - but not that one)

:-))
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Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 2nd, 2014, 17:23
Replies: 83
Views: 9,578
Posted By obione980
We will be waiting 'in saecula saeculorum'. ...

We will be waiting 'in saecula saeculorum'.

(Latin - for ever and ever)

Amen!!!
Forum: Marriage related Visa Questions Nov 1st, 2014, 18:58
Replies: 44
Views: 4,125
Posted By obione980
'Sense!!' - but you've indicated significant...

'Sense!!' - but you've indicated significant problems facing a marriage in India. The UK is 'prejudice free' - in the application of its laws; and almost free of the corruption endemic in India. It...
Forum: Marriage related Visa Questions Nov 1st, 2014, 18:13
Replies: 44
Views: 4,125
Posted By obione980
Maybe I'm being 'simple' - BUT!!! (I'm absolutely...

Maybe I'm being 'simple' - BUT!!! (I'm absolutely certain I WILL be told just what's flawed in in my suggestion - if flawed it is!!)

Why not get married in the UK - then go to India.

Air Fares...
Forum: Kerala Oct 29th, 2014, 18:01
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By obione980
We boarded in Allepey - about 1pm - arrived back...

We boarded in Allepey - about 1pm - arrived back at about 10am the next morning.

JUST RIGHT!!

Boat to ourselves, comfortable - food fine - service excellent - cold beer etc - visit to the fish...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Oct 28th, 2014, 09:31
Replies: 18
Views: 43,243
Posted By obione980
Bringing in 'non-declared' alcohol is always a...

Bringing in 'non-declared' alcohol is always a risk. An unquantifiable risk. What happens is totally dependant on the customs officer(s). Will he/she stop you - will they ask you to open your bag(s)...
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 13th, 2014, 19:39
Replies: 29
Views: 2,017
Posted By obione980
No McDonald's burger is good anywhere!!

No McDonald's burger is good anywhere!!
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 5th, 2014, 19:35
Replies: 173
Views: 13,469
Posted By obione980
No Idea why - but it's true- public places in...

No Idea why - but it's true- public places in India are filthy: Private homes almost always near spotless!!

Is it a deviation within the 'Sense of Community' in the country - personally I can not...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Oct 3rd, 2014, 18:13
Replies: 50
Views: 9,291
Posted By obione980
Lies!!

Rarely travel agents, hardly ever tour guides - but almost always touts and 'hangers on', and especially avoid 'helpful' passers-by!!

Drivers in our experience almost always OUTSTANDING. NO lies...
Forum: India Expat Area Sep 24th, 2014, 18:36
Replies: 24
Views: 2,757
Posted By obione980
A BLUNT (and honest) reply! You'd be insane...

A BLUNT (and honest) reply!

You'd be insane to even consider bringing a dog to India.
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Aug 18th, 2014, 18:40
Replies: 2,633
Views: 294,905
Posted By obione980
I love the fine definitions of Indian English. ...

I love the fine definitions of Indian English.

When in Varanasi earlier this year and strolling one of the ghats - a young Indian lad 'attached' himself to my wife and I.

He addressed me as...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 18th, 2014, 17:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By obione980
Enacting anything in India seems to take aeons!...

Enacting anything in India seems to take aeons! (and is rarely implemented as intended anyway!)

So!

Who cares!
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Aug 17th, 2014, 18:45
Replies: 28
Views: 4,468
Posted By obione980
Not quite addressing your question - BUT. My wife...

Not quite addressing your question - BUT. My wife and I have visited India twice - several years apart, for about 8 weeks each time! We're in our 60's - our travel agent (same one for both trips)...
Forum: Electronics in India Aug 12th, 2014, 19:34
Replies: 5
Views: 1,645
Posted By obione980
Don't know about Canada - BUT - from India to...

Don't know about Canada - BUT - from India to Australia - less than 5c per minute.

Unbelievably cheap. Just use a 'friend' to get you a sim - not too difficult - and you're away and running.
In...
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Aug 11th, 2014, 19:08
Replies: 2,633
Views: 294,905
Posted By obione980
Totally agree, Nick!

Totally agree, Nick!
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Aug 11th, 2014, 18:12
Replies: 2,633
Views: 294,905
Posted By obione980
Hmm! Parts of speech are an attempt - often,...

Hmm!

Parts of speech are an attempt - often, and increasingly - ignorant of current real speech - to classify word functions in standard written English.

These days - Real English has many...
Forum: For Citizens of India - Passport and Visa Questions Aug 2nd, 2014, 18:42
Replies: 12
Views: 11,313
Posted By obione980
Derelict Bureaucracy is the problem! ...

Derelict Bureaucracy is the problem!

Solution - probably none in India right now. It is an outmoded system trying to function in a vibrant real world!

Big Bribe might help!!
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jun 17th, 2014, 17:35
Replies: 295
Views: 29,044
Posted By obione980
A weird thread! BUT!! You win Nick-H. ...

A weird thread!

BUT!!

You win Nick-H.

Should all be put to 'bed' now. However you interpret the word!!
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jun 14th, 2014, 18:35
Replies: 295
Views: 29,044
Posted By obione980
Play the 'Game!' Accept the score!!

Play the 'Game!'

Accept the score!!
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