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#166
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: Golghar View Post

The "token" one received while withrdrawing cash at the bank!


Golghar come to Kerala, the token is alive and well and there are no signs to indicate that it will die anytime soon.
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#167
| Love for the rain, again ..
Cinema halls ( Single Screens ) in metro cities & towns !
#168
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: JOHNLORD View Post

Golghar come to Kerala, the token is alive and well and there are no signs to indicate that it will die anytime soon.


Another reason to visit Kerala!
#169
| Omnipresent

Originally posted by: JOHNLORD View Post

Golghar come to Kerala, the token is alive and well and there are no signs to indicate that it will die anytime soon.


Alive in Maharashtra (at least Mumbai and Navi Mumbai co-operative banks) also.
#170
| Loud Noisy Bird
I suppose you people are not talking about the tokens dispensed from a machine, with a queue number, but some ancient precursor of that system?
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#171
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

I suppose you people are not talking about the tokens dispensed from a machine, with a queue number, but some ancient precursor of that system?


These are usually metal tokens with a number stamped on them. The same number is written on the cheque. The teller then calls the number out and you go and collect your money.
Lord, Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill because they pissed me off.
#172
| Humble Genius
....Or you throw it at the teller to get some attention, this gets you an escort (out the door) - no charge is levied for this withdrawal.
#173
| Senior Member

Originally posted by: Boston123 View Post

What about the earthen pots for cool water, in the summers. The large one's were called matka, and the long necked one's carried on trains were called surahees.

Also don't miss the 3 day trip from Delhi to madras, on the grand trunk express; when we invariably had one or 2 surahees break within a couple of hours.

Matkas were a summer staple in most homes before refrigerators became common.

Still get Matkas in Mumbai and have one at home ... Haven't had refrigerated water at home in years...
#174
| Omnipresent

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

I suppose you people are not talking about the tokens dispensed from a machine, with a queue number, but some ancient precursor of that system?


The one below

#175
| Senior Member

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

Cycle rickshaws



I was in Guwahati last week and saw lots of them, it is true in many cities they are a dying breed and even more so in Nepal, where there aren't any private autos either, only the shared green-and-white 'SAFA' tempos in Kathmandu.
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#176
| Maha Guru Member
In the early 1980s the State Bank of India brach in New York was still using tokens. The whole procedure reminded me of the State Bank of India Delhi University branch (my first bank accöunt - I don't think I ever closed it).
#177
| Loud Noisy Bird

Originally posted by: aarosh View Post

The one below


Those are so nice I'm surprised they don't all get stolen. The V-shaped paper ticket of today is a very poor substitute.
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#178
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: Boston123 View Post

Matkas were a summer staple in most homes before refrigerators became common.
Many Indians won't drink refrigerated or iced water because of a baseless superstition that they will "catch cold" or some such. So earthernware vessels are still going strong.

At our local kabab place they sometimes automatically give me water without ice because "Indians ask for that".
#179
| Loud Noisy Bird
Something (-one) else for the list: M K Karunanidhi.
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#180
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

Something (-one) else for the list: M K Karunanidhi.


I was student at Delhi University when he became Chief Minister soon after Annadurai's death in 1969.