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Forum: Car, Motorbike, and Bike Photologues Yesterday, 23:21
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
Technically, this is a brilliant TR. I completely...

Technically, this is a brilliant TR. I completely missed it earlier. Thanks for sharing DL. :)
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Yesterday, 22:15
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Views: 392,778
Posted By vaibhav_arora
4th of July

Also happens to be my parent's wedding anniversary, and today was their 40th! We ended up at Chili's (Yes, the great tex-mex chain that serves the same American menu at pretty much the same prices...
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 19:29
Replies: 2,688
Views: 190,436
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Happy birthday Nick ! :)

Happy birthday Nick ! :)
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Yesterday, 08:28
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Views: 156
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Your English is fine :) Welcome to India mike....

Your English is fine :) Welcome to India mike. Ladakh will be reachable from the Srinagar side with limited chances of disruptions. It will be bitterly cold by then though. Parvati valley is in...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Jul 3rd, 2015, 19:16
Replies: 3,285
Views: 233,662
Posted By vaibhav_arora
We just got out of the theatre after watching...

We just got out of the theatre after watching Jurassic World in 3D. It's a completely different film from the previous instalments - only the dinosaurs are the common connect. Very enjoyable film....
Forum: Sports in India Jul 3rd, 2015, 12:30
Replies: 78
Views: 5,870
Posted By vaibhav_arora
The Djoker.

The Djoker.
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 3rd, 2015, 12:12
Replies: 85
Views: 4,430
Posted By vaibhav_arora
The Lives of Others

A and R had already gone inside the Gompa while I was busy shooting video – a few minutes later, I followed them too. Immediately inside was the courtyard - at this time the wind was so strong, the...
Forum: Photography Jul 3rd, 2015, 10:26
Replies: 41,387
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Posted By vaibhav_arora
This might be in an area where a large kabari...

This might be in an area where a large kabari bazaar is present; or could be a car spare parts market but I think the former. That leads us to Behrampura, Ahmedabad - but that has six mosques.
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Forum: Chai and Chat Jul 2nd, 2015, 21:45
Replies: 52
Views: 1,108
Posted By vaibhav_arora
<nothing to do with the Greek Tragedy> ...

<nothing to do with the Greek Tragedy>



Nearly half of Indian population doesn't have a Bank account - so the move is actually quite delayed on part of the government. China is much ahead in...
Forum: Chhattisgarh Jul 2nd, 2015, 20:45
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By vaibhav_arora
The road was terrible in December 2011 when I...

The road was terrible in December 2011 when I went. The estimated drive time (due to the border of MP / CG) was about 4 hours. Train's a better bet. I was offered a free lift by some locals which I...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jul 2nd, 2015, 20:07
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Continuing on the off topic - India has...

Continuing on the off topic -

India has tried to enforce the Green dot / Brown dot (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarian_mark.)for vegetarian and non-vegetarian packaged foods respectively....
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Jul 2nd, 2015, 16:09
Replies: 7,986
Views: 392,778
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Experimental vegetarian cooking continues here. ...

Experimental vegetarian cooking continues here.

Rawa Uttappam stuffed with lightly sauteed bean sprouts.

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Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Jul 2nd, 2015, 15:02
Replies: 3,766
Views: 303,657
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Begums, Thugs and Englishmen : The Journals of...

Begums, Thugs and Englishmen : The Journals of Fanny Parkes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begums_Thugs_and_White_Mughals). (edited by William Dalrymple) is a refreshing read. It is based on a longer...
Forum: Maharashtra Jul 2nd, 2015, 12:17
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By vaibhav_arora
That is true - it is a small sample that keeps...

That is true - it is a small sample that keeps Indiamike going - as the rest are more in the category of hit and run (seek advice when the visit is at hand and often not report back anything). I...
Forum: Delhi Jul 2nd, 2015, 07:27
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Lodhi gardens and hauz khas monuments. Also...

Lodhi gardens and hauz khas monuments. Also chandni chowk.
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 1st, 2015, 16:25
Replies: 85
Views: 4,430
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Thank you all for coming along on this journey so...

Thank you all for coming along on this journey so far. I think what I liked the most about this trip was the sheer diversity in scenery - as soon as I moved from point A to point B, everything around...
Forum: India Travel Partners Jul 1st, 2015, 13:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Prachi The OP posted in march 2013 and was...

Prachi

The OP posted in march 2013 and was probably referring to August 2013. Spiti valley is great in August (see my signature for a TR). Safe to go solo as well. Sojourn_seeker went earlier...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jul 1st, 2015, 13:08
Replies: 2,688
Views: 190,436
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Happy birthday DC youth :)

Happy birthday DC youth :)
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 1st, 2015, 12:53
Replies: 85
Views: 4,430
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Friendship and the Journey to Dhankar

I was up early the next morning and caught the lovely light filtering through clouds and reflecting off the crags that ensconce Tabo.
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Forum: Tamil Nadu Jul 1st, 2015, 11:48
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By vaibhav_arora
This is a bit more nuanced than just not being...

This is a bit more nuanced than just not being allowed 'in' and I thought I should make a list based on my experiences that might help you - my visits are touristic and I resent not being allowed to...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jun 30th, 2015, 18:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Yes buses are available and till Sangla is...

Yes buses are available and till Sangla is all-weather road. You may see my TR (in the signature) for details on bus travel to Sangla / Chitkul / Kalpa etc. You may contact HRTC at Chandigarh bus...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 30th, 2015, 17:51
Replies: 52
Views: 1,108
Posted By vaibhav_arora
I doubt there would be enough participants on...

I doubt there would be enough participants on this thread as very few people understand the matters and the Indian media doesn't report it except in passing or as second hand blurbs from other...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Jun 30th, 2015, 15:33
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By vaibhav_arora
It's permitted. Go ahead, no worries. Carry the...

It's permitted. Go ahead, no worries. Carry the prescription, just as a backup.
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 30th, 2015, 13:04
Replies: 52
Views: 1,108
Posted By vaibhav_arora
mod note: As our resident Greek is MIA at the...

mod note: As our resident Greek is MIA at the moment, I've titled this thread based on my weird sense of humor. Good tidings to all those who choose to jump into the fire (ie. discussion) ;)

I am...
Forum: Tamil Nadu Jun 30th, 2015, 10:57
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By vaibhav_arora
That's two full weeks worth of travel time. I...

That's two full weeks worth of travel time. I think you can easily add a few major spots of Tamil Nadu. Road connectivity in TN is largely good and unless one tries the hill station of Kodai or...
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