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Forum: Electronics in India Feb 9th, 2007, 11:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By ghummakadz
What PeakXV said: check out the wallahs in Nehru...

What PeakXV said: check out the wallahs in Nehru place, and make sure to get the most protection for your money.

Since we're staying in one place, and running our laptops (Thinkpad, Satellite, and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Feb 5th, 2007, 22:03
Replies: 84
Views: 12,006
Posted By ghummakadz
My blog (http://www.customjuju.com) (and yes,...

My blog (http://www.customjuju.com) (and yes, comments are moderated)
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Feb 1st, 2007, 20:46
Replies: 66
Views: 3,345
Posted By ghummakadz
I had no idea how much I missed broccoli until it...

I had no idea how much I missed broccoli until it came into season here. California folks really have it good with the way a lot of produce is available year around. When it showed up at a Rewalsar...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Jan 25th, 2007, 20:57
Replies: 28
Views: 3,385
Posted By ghummakadz
My go-bag is the eBags Router Wheeled Laptop...

My go-bag is the eBags Router Wheeled Laptop convertible (http://www.ebags.com/ebags/router_wheeled_laptop_convertible/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=20172). It's a little bigger than will fit in a...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Jan 25th, 2007, 18:54
Replies: 28
Views: 3,385
Posted By ghummakadz
You didn't supply an itinerary for your trip, so...

You didn't supply an itinerary for your trip, so my reply's kinda generic. It's also based on my experiences in North India (Delhi & Himachal Pradesh).

The first lesson I learned about my luggage...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jan 25th, 2007, 18:38
Replies: 113
Views: 78,002
Posted By ghummakadz
Update - Dharamsala

This is a quick overview for allergic folks traveling to Dharamsala...

McLeod Ganj (Upper Dharamsala) is a pretty cosmopolitan place in terms of food. It gets enough international visitors that...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jan 25th, 2007, 18:22
Replies: 113
Views: 78,002
Posted By ghummakadz
Update - Roasted peanuts in season

Just a quick update to this thread for those with nut allergies, especially if you have a sensitivity to peanuts.

Turns out roasted peanuts are a common street food when in season. The...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Jan 14th, 2007, 21:56
Replies: 25
Views: 2,734
Posted By ghummakadz
ooh, this is a fun thread... Aloo paratha with...

ooh, this is a fun thread...
Aloo paratha with pickle, and masala chai, first thing in the morning
Tibetan thukpa (noodle soup) with fresh home-made mirch (chili sauce)
Gujjar (carrot) sweets,...
Forum: Electronics in India Jan 5th, 2007, 16:39
Replies: 28
Views: 1,818
Posted By ghummakadz
Thanks Nick, for the close-the-bowser tip...I'd...

Thanks Nick, for the close-the-bowser tip...I'd forgotten that one.

I had to post to this thread because I'm also a systems administrator, who's actually been paid a stiff hourly fee for...
Forum: Electronics in India Jan 5th, 2007, 11:42
Replies: 28
Views: 1,818
Posted By ghummakadz
I absolutely agree with Nick here. I basically...

I absolutely agree with Nick here. I basically kept online banking to an absolute minimum until I got my own connection here. If you must use a cybercafe, take the same precautions you would with an...
Forum: Electronics in India Jan 2nd, 2007, 17:37
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By ghummakadz
But have either of you been to any specific cafes...

But have either of you been to any specific cafes in Chandigarh that seemed good? If folks have had any specially good experiences with Internet cafes in the Himachal area, I'm really interested in...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jan 2nd, 2007, 12:28
Replies: 4,534
Views: 263,544
Posted By ghummakadz
Mandi area in Himachal Padesh is clear skies and...

Mandi area in Himachal Padesh is clear skies and pretty cold right now. Since we don't have central heating nor a fireplace, we're relying on a combination of warm clothes, fleece blankets and...
Forum: Electronics in India Jan 2nd, 2007, 11:48
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By ghummakadz
Seeking Broadband in HP

I'm looking for information on Internet cafes in Dharamsala and Chandigarh. Specifically, I'm looking for cafes that have good broadband connections, good uptime (like their own UPS) and can burn CDs...
Forum: Pets and Pet Care in India Dec 30th, 2006, 12:53
Replies: 256
Views: 26,551
Posted By ghummakadz
A dog and his monk

Just thought I would post this picture of the "Guru Rimpoche dog" and his monk that I described earlier. Nick, nearly forgot: the dog does actually stand around for blessings. When it wants...
Forum: Pets and Pet Care in India Dec 22nd, 2006, 10:14
Replies: 256
Views: 26,551
Posted By ghummakadz
Noodles, a quick follow-up to your post: ...

Noodles, a quick follow-up to your post:

Unfortunately Rewalsar is a very small town, where even most of our human doctoring is from a French clinic run by Montaigne du Bonheur because we're...
Forum: Pets and Pet Care in India Dec 22nd, 2006, 09:43
Replies: 256
Views: 26,551
Posted By ghummakadz
rangss, I certainly believe your story. ...

rangss, I certainly believe your story.

Rewalsar is a major holy site for pilgims of three different faiths. My partner has a theory that many of Rewalsar's animals are beings who are either...
Forum: Pets and Pet Care in India Dec 21st, 2006, 10:52
Replies: 256
Views: 26,551
Posted By ghummakadz
For the most part Rewalsar dogs are pretty tame....

For the most part Rewalsar dogs are pretty tame. They don't bother people here, and spend most of their time sleeping in the streets, or scrapping among themselves. They do bark at night in concert...
Forum: India Travel Partners Nov 24th, 2006, 10:41
Replies: 16
Views: 2,644
Posted By ghummakadz
Hello AniaP: Should your travels take you to...

Hello AniaP:

Should your travels take you to Mandi or Rewalsar, be sure to let me know. My family (we are three women) won't be traveling around, but we'd be happy to see you, have a cuppa tea,...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Nov 21st, 2006, 22:12
Replies: 22
Views: 7,068
Posted By ghummakadz
Wowzers. And I thought Himachal's roads had their...

Wowzers. And I thought Himachal's roads had their moments...

Shortly after I arrived in this area, I ended up taking a taxi on one of the mountain roads, at night, during a rainstorm. I think I...
Forum: Crossing the Border Nov 20th, 2006, 15:56
Replies: 8
Views: 10,702
Posted By ghummakadz
Thanks for the clarifications, folks...I had half...

Thanks for the clarifications, folks...I had half of my sources suggesting Delhi to Kathmandu, and the other half suggesting I could work my trip from Dharamsala. What I may do is take the Delhi bus...
Forum: Crossing the Border Nov 19th, 2006, 19:18
Replies: 8
Views: 10,702
Posted By ghummakadz
Bus or train to Kathmandu from HP -- Please advise

I'm planning to take a quick "visa trip" to Kathmandu within the next two weeks. I've managed to get just enough information to be confused. I need help with selecting busses and/or trains to get the...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Nov 16th, 2006, 19:59
Replies: 25
Views: 1,817
Posted By ghummakadz
So far my favorite is kala namak (black salt)....

So far my favorite is kala namak (black salt). It's salt, but it's actually a funky pink powder with a strong sulfurous eggy smell to it. Very strong stuff. At first I wondered why anybody in their...
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Nov 4th, 2006, 23:41
Replies: 51
Views: 4,325
Posted By ghummakadz
It's a tie: be a local handweaver, or be an...

It's a tie: be a local handweaver, or be an Indian-ishtyle computer parts wallah...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Nov 4th, 2006, 01:15
Replies: 113
Views: 78,002
Posted By ghummakadz
I think if you've already survived Korea (lots of...

I think if you've already survived Korea (lots of spicy food) and China (some regions use nuts heavily) you'll do OK in India. Reading up on the cuisine really helps--skimming a cookbook or a food...
Forum: India Expat Area Nov 2nd, 2006, 10:25
Replies: 161
Views: 21,597
Posted By ghummakadz
I'm jealous. Rewalsar still does not have DSL...

I'm jealous. Rewalsar still does not have DSL available. BSNL has not yet built a DSL node out far enough for us to get service here. What's available is two flavors of dial-up. For DSL, I have to...
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