Have you seen Jonathan Spollen? Missing in Rishikesh since February 3rd, 2012

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#556 Mar 22nd, 2012, 03:12
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post I don't think this has been done yet (Hindi translation of the latest version of the poster.)

Could a kind IndiaMike member please do it?

(And does Hindi suffice for this region? I guess it would.)
I'd be glad to help. But I noted that the Hindi translation has already been done & posted on the first post. Is there any further translation need at this stage, if so, please let me know.
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Aha. Thanks Paramiyer.

Yes, there is a poster in Hindi there. But the English poster has been altered by now. What is asked for is a new Hindi translation of that. I don't think that's been done yet. (It could be worth specifying Laxman Jhula refers to Rishikesh, btw. Or that in fact that's where he went missing. Neither is clear from the present poster.

So indeed, as presently in the very first post of this thread, here.

Another thing is there's a police number, starting with +91. I guess that would be for foreigners calling to India, it's India's international dialing code. It woud be good to specify here if that's an Indian number or wherever abroad, I am assuming the former. Or so to just give the local number, this is not where Indians will be calling to, and they'll get no result in doing so.

We have foreign members not understanding such phone numbers, you can bet on there being Indians who don't and not the other way around, either.

I notice now it is the same btw for the local search party number given there, in the renewed English poster version. Same thing again: This will not be productive. You will need to rely much more on Indians than on foreigners calling you from abroad, and Indians calling that number will just get a "beep-beep-beep," or perhaps some recorded operator message that not all can understand, I've had that the other way around, or indeed with my just not understanding area codes let alone mobile phone technicalities within India.
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post ... Another thing is there's a police number, starting with +91. I guess that would be for foreigners calling to India, it's India's international dialing code.
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We have foreign members not understanding such phone numbers, you can bet on there being Indians who don't and not the other way around, either.

... I've had that the other way around, or indeed with my just not understanding area codes let alone mobile phone technicalities within India.
In my opinion, it would be okay to keep the numbers as it is, as the diallers to these numbers won't be dialing country code while using these numbers. The codes would be useful in understanding to which place these numbers belong to!

Further I have to state, there are a lot of typos in Hindi poster displayed in the first post. Problem with me is: I do not have the font available with me, hence unable to help.

I hope, paramiyer could help here in correcting the same.
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post In my opinion, it would be okay to keep the numbers as it is, as the diallers to these numbers won't be dialing country code while using these numbers. The codes would be useful in understanding to which place these numbers belong to!

Further I have to state, there are a lot of typos in Hindi poster displayed in the first post. Problem with me is: I do not have the font available with me, hence unable to help.

I hope, paramiyer could help here in correcting the same.
A little off-topic but does it matter about the number? In the UK numbers are often shown as +441329123456 whereas the national code would be 01329123456 and the local code 123456. Everyone understands they are one and the same and local codes are rarely seen these days.
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Hey All,
since quite a while Im following this thread silently and my thoughts are with the family of Jonathan. I really hope you will suceed to find him soon.


My thought was: although Rishikesh is a place where many backpackers will stay for a longer time to do yoga or something,

there is a chance that some of the people who stayed there in Feb have already left and never got to know that Jonathan is missing.

I guess he had contact with other backpackers, I would say its impossible not to have contact in places like that - at least people who stayed with him in the same guesthouse. and maybe somebody knows something ...

So maybe Indiamikers staying in Tourist places (espacially in the Uttarakhand and Himachal hot spots): Maybe you could just print the posters of Jonathan and hang them everywhere where backpackers hang out.

Especially in Dehli, cause most of the backpackers will come back to Delhi- Paharganj Area, Train station - and if possible inside the airport in Dehli - I would put posters.

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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post Further I have to state, there are a lot of typos in Hindi poster displayed in the first post. Problem with me is: I do not have the font available with me, hence unable to help.

Try using Quillpad Hindi Editor. Here you type in English and it shows up in Hindi, as you type.

Cut paste Hindi into poster. ..
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Thanks, RWe for the editor.
I have tried to translate the text into Hindi.

It could be used to make a poster. My system is not recognizing the font so unable to make the poster.
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हमारा आयरलैंड निवासी बेटा, जोनाथन (लियोनार्ड) स्पोलेन, जिसकी उम्र 28 वर्ष तथा उँचाई 6 फीट (1.82 मीटर) है, लापता है.

पिछ्ले 10 से 14 फरवरी 2012 के बीच लक्ष्मण झूला क्षेत्र ऋषिकेश में देखा गया था.
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I think there's a typo in Lynda's email adress:

According to the first post it should be eircom instead of circom.
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Originally Posted by federica View Post I think there's a typo in Lynda's email adress:

According to the first post it should be eircom instead of circom.
Well spotted, 'eircom' is the leading telecommunications company in Ireland.
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I've corrected the typo in Prakaant's post.
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Good afternoon,

Firstly, much thanks to all of you for your continued amazing assistance. It is truly humbling for all of us who are friends of Jonathan's.

I notice that the jpg picture for the English poster on the first post is of a low resolution. I have created a higher resolution image at the following location http://i39.tinypic.com/o949ab.jpg

Would it be possible to add this to the first post in place of the low resolution image?

Thanks again,
George
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George, yes I'll do that .

Are you able to work with Prakaant's translation above to make the Hindi poster?

I notice Prakaant has missed out Please Help but you could get that from the previous posters.

If you want to do some in bold, लक्ष्मण झूला is Lakshman Jhula; ऋषिकेश is Rishikesh; गरुड़ चट्टी झरने is Garur Chatti waterfall.
I can read it but I couldn't write it .

If you are able to work with this, and would like us to put the new Hindi poster in the first post, just let us know.



Edited: here is Please Help, from Capt Mahajan's post back earlier in this thread. कृपया सहायता करें
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The new Hindi posters have been taken from this post and are in the first post of this thread.
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Great, thanks RWe!

The updated posters, both English and Hindi are now in the first post of this thread.
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