A list of things in India which are disappearing:
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#151
| Loud Noisy Bird

A list of things in India which are disappearing:

This thread is in fire need of futtocking!
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#152
| Humble Genius

Originally posted by: hfot2 View Post



It's the visuals that are so profoundly disturbing. I'm sill trying to figure out, for example, how we get from Hibiya Park to Amanohashidate in one frame.



The same way MI- fallout climax purportedly set in Kashmir* was filmed in New Zealand and Norway.

*cruise keeps mentioning Turtuk.

@iamgorman - this should answer your question http://www.thedelhiwalla.com/2018/06/05/city-landmark-nizam-the-last-of-the-pankhawallas-hazrat-nizamuddin-auliyas-dargah/comment-page-1/
#153
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: nycank View Post

More obscene than this ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhhoCkiykOg


And this reminded me of something that has really disappeared for good - the 78rpm shellac disc. I had one of this song. The flip side had this on it:



I just consulted my Hindi Film Geet Kosh: it was disc no. N55309 on the HMV label.

And the film itself is a Bollywood take on Hiroshima Mon Amour. I remember watching it as a teenager (at Delite cinema on Asaf Ali Road) and it was really bad.
#154
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: Golghar View Post

And this reminded me of something that has really disappeared for good - the 78rpm shellac disc. I had one of this song. The flip side had this on it:

I just consulted my Hindi Film Geet Kosh: it was disc no. N55309 on the HMV label.


Available on Ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/India-Vintage-Hindi-Film-Aman-78Rpm-Music-Shankar-Jaikishan-N55309-r2294-/263810561154?oid=263681378103
#155
| Maha Guru Member
I must write an ode to shellac. I never really got used to vinyl.
#156
| Loud Noisy Bird
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... corrected that for you!
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#157
| Loud Noisy Bird

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

Cycle rickshaws

Originally posted by: RPG View Post

Cycle rickshaws? They are in use all over India.


Let me rephrase that. Cycle rickshaws in Chennai. :dontgetit

Yes, there a few left: some are still doing school runs, for instance. But it is only a very few years since there were quite a lot.
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#158
| Layperson
Back to the luggage topic! The chalk X on check-in luggage when it arrived in Delhi airport because there were electronics inside. And thus the need to moisten a bit of cloth in the bathroom to rub it off discreetly: "Ooh, what's this funny mark that got onto my luggage? Ugh, clean it up!"
#159
| Layperson

Originally posted by: vaibhav_arora View Post

The same way MI- fallout climax purportedly set in Kashmir* was filmed in New Zealand and Norway.

*cruise keeps mentioning Turtuk.

Huh? I haven't seen MI, but Turtuk is in Baltistan, and currently in Leh District so could be considered in Ladakh, but by no stretch of terminology is Turtuk in Kashmir. But did the movie imply it is?
#160
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: NonIndianResident View Post

Back to the luggage topic! The chalk X on check-in luggage when it arrived in Delhi airport because there were electronics inside. And thus the need to moisten a bit of cloth in the bathroom to rub it off discreetly: "Ooh, what's this funny mark that got onto my luggage? Ugh, clean it up!"
For this purpose I used to save those packaged wipes the airline would provide with meals. Out of habit, I continued to do so for years after the chalk marking was discontinued.

Long before the chalk-mark days, both entering India and entering the US one had to open each and every suitcase for detailed inspection. Strange to go from that to essentially no Customs at all.
#161
| Loud Noisy Bird
Didn't anyone just put the case on the trolley in such a way that the X did not show?
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#162
| Maha Guru Member
Back to the luggage topic! The chalk X on check-in luggage when it arrived in Delhi airport because there were electronics inside. And thus the need to moisten a bit of cloth in the bathroom to rub it off discreetly: "Ooh, what's this funny mark that got onto my luggage? Ugh, clean it up!"


Didn't anyone just put the case on the trolley in such a way that the X did not show?


Yes sir!
I think it was less directed than every so many arrivals..
#163
| Humble Genius

Originally posted by: NonIndianResident View Post

Huh? I haven't seen MI, but Turtuk is in Baltistan, and currently in Leh District so could be considered in Ladakh, but by no stretch of terminology is Turtuk in Kashmir. But did the movie imply it is?


From a Hollywood standpoint it was ....
#164
| Maha Guru Member
The "token" one received while withrdrawing cash at the bank!
#165
| Humble Genius