What new topics we can start on Indiamike?


View Poll Results: What new topics we can start on Indiamike?
Restaurant Listing (city wise) 69 42.86%
Govt. approves Guides listing (city wise) 12 7.45%
Good & reasonable shops of Handicrafts in every city 52 32.30%
Details of Cultural shows (city wise) 25 15.53%
Fairs & Festival of India (month wise) 54 33.54%
Other 15 9.32%
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#1 Jun 13th, 2004, 02:56
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What new topics we can start on Indiamike?

We already have hotel listing, photo gallery, web links on the site.

Please choose from the following the topics, which can be started in near future to make Indiamike more useful-

1. Restaurant Listing (city wise)
2. Govt. approves Guides listing (city wise)
3. Good & reasonable shops of Handicrafts in every city
4. Details of Cultural shows (city wise)
5. Fairs & Festival of India (month wise)
#2 Jun 23rd, 2004, 02:51
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What I'd like to know is what the 11 votes for "other" are referring to. If you put "other" it'd be great to hear what you were thinking
#3 Jun 23rd, 2004, 02:59
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The festivals bit would be good, though the dates could never be pinned down. India never runs out of festivals--many of them are bizarre.
#4 Jun 23rd, 2004, 08:58
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What I'd like to know is what the 11 votes for "other" are referring to. If you put "other" it'd be great to hear what you were thinking
I used it as a 'none of the above' response.

Just as an individual, rather than a forum leader, however. Seems to me the 'topics' would be better served as 'lists'.

( I think someone has already posted a comprehensive list of festivals, but darned if I can remember where)
#5 Jun 23rd, 2004, 13:59
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yes m2 someone has given the list and I had saved the link..here it is again:

Festivals for 2004

Mala, The most bizzare festival IMO is Gotmar mela(fair) in MP (not listed in the list)..the following link has some more info:

http://sify.com/news/othernews/fulls...hp?id=13238357

I wonder how people enjoy throwing stones at each other and getting hurt

I also find Kumbh like Mela quite bizzare

Ashish



#6 Jun 23rd, 2004, 22:53
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My favorite bizarre festival is Jallikattu--a Tamil running of the bulls/rodeo that critically injures several hundred people and kills a few every year.

I have some pictures of it:

http://www.prestonmerchant.com/gallery.html

(click on Jallikattu on the left)

Edsita was there for it this past year--and left Alanganallur right before a grandstand collapsed injuring some 200 people.

Jallikattu is quite old, mentioned in the Sangam poetry.
#7 Jun 24th, 2004, 01:33
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here's my 2 cents...or 2 paisa
I can do daily/weekly listing of cultural events in Delhi...
but dunno if anyone wud be interested in it?
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Vinay . . . do it! you're our man on the spot
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Thanks Vinay! Pls do it for all of us.

It would be great if other Indiamikers, living in different cities/ regoins of India, post cultural events/ dates of local fairs and festivals on the site.
#10 Jun 24th, 2004, 20:48
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I support Avidtrekker who wants a Trekking/Hiking section... there's much recent info to be shared among us that beats whatever the guidebooks write.
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#11 Jul 15th, 2004, 20:17
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The max votes have gone to resturants listing city-wise

There are good resturant listing for Delhi and around available on the following link

http://www.outlooktraveller.com/asps...guide_rest.asp

The above is listing only (w/out review/comments) and not complete (who can give the egg paratha sites or small momo joints, or many more smaller places serving good food)

To give my bit..I offer to start compiling the list and the comments
#12 Jul 25th, 2004, 16:35
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Lightbulb New Topic -cyber cafe ratings

-m2-

I've just voted other cos there was no item about cyber cafe's

seems we all depend on them as much as food ;-)

We've all wasted a lot of time and patience in crap net cafe's and could easily between us gather a pretty usefull list of the good ones we've found.

Speed
cost
smoking / not
refreshments
other services/features (eg USB ports, printing, consumable sales etc...)
'hangoutability'

I'd also vote for something on trekking, open ended one that.

(then there's been talk about other countries outside/around India)

-L
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Books set in India? And/or by Asian authors, recomendations etc. Only 'cos I love 'em!
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#14 Jul 26th, 2004, 12:24
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travel perks

I'd love to see what people have found is best to buy where, ie things that you can't get anywhere else at all or can't get for a better price :-)

Two such things I've discovered in China are the variety of themos mugs with lids and loose tea filters, great for any kind of infusion on the go; and their new multi-format plug strips that take almost every global plug, so no need for adapters!


In India; Silk in Varanasi, but raw silk somewhere else, ( where is it? -a shopkeeper mentioned it but I didn't write it down)

Tea from Darjeeeling or Assam

in Nepal there are things difficult to find in India;-

Western toiletries
Peanut butter without additives ( and other wholefood stuffs)
Jam without additives (for those of us averse to dayglo dyed jam!)
Chinese Silks and other products (India won't import from china)
Tibetan carpets and crafts.
western herbs and spices
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For me it is also Internet shops. Where to find them etc, etc, like "lightning" says!
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