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Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Yesterday, 21:45
Replies: 23
Views: 2,546
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Second one. This is more than I can chew....

Second one.

This is more than I can chew. I'll have to downgrade you to Monaco biscuit. You can't stop at one, and it's too salty. ;)
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Yesterday, 11:43
Replies: 13,913
Views: 1,126,385
Posted By vaibhav_arora
O M G . I thought maybe BB posted a picture of...

O M G . I thought maybe BB posted a picture of who he was having dinner with and you were asking that.



You sir, are a lifesaver. You may be a cheap non subscribing lifesaver but you still are...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Yesterday, 10:42
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By vaibhav_arora
...and speaking of pythons, this forest officer...

...and speaking of pythons, this forest officer in Bengal has become an internet sensation
...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Jun 18th, 2018, 22:51
Replies: 13,913
Views: 1,126,385
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Beautiful! Like a post-skirmish debris strewn in...

Beautiful! Like a post-skirmish debris strewn in space in a star wars prologue....
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Jun 18th, 2018, 22:17
Replies: 23
Views: 2,546
Posted By vaibhav_arora
I looked up the book, it seems 'out of stock',...

I looked up the book, it seems 'out of stock', and the date for next availability is not known much like left leaning thinking in India.
That said, I have to complement your posts as about being...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Jun 18th, 2018, 14:24
Replies: 23
Views: 2,546
Posted By vaibhav_arora
This was on TV yesterday. It is a very well done...

This was on TV yesterday. It is a very well done film. One doesnt feel that it was shot in mid2000s as it faithfully recreates what may have happened back then, during emergency days. Well worth a...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Jun 18th, 2018, 12:44
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By vaibhav_arora
I went in Aug'12 so its been a while, but the...

I went in Aug'12 so its been a while, but the driver found the place for us. I remember there were apricot trees and lots of fruit - that's hardly a qualifier as every place had those. I doubt you...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jun 18th, 2018, 12:32
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By vaibhav_arora
PoE = port of entry. Given the wide ranging...

PoE = port of entry.

Given the wide ranging choices available to you, it would be better to consult a guidebook to narrow down options. Insight guides are better than other two, as they show you...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jun 18th, 2018, 11:58
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Have you booked your flights yet and have a...

Have you booked your flights yet and have a definite PoE?
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Jun 18th, 2018, 11:26
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Isnt it a blessing there are no pythons in...

Isnt it a blessing there are no pythons in Himachal ;)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/17/woman-swallowed-giant-python-indonesia
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 18th, 2018, 11:16
Replies: 5,926
Views: 481,987
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Had to endure seven hours in the car and at a...

Had to endure seven hours in the car and at a mall, just to while away the hottest parts of the day - Saturday.

On the upside, spotted and bought that Patrick french book at like half price. No...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jun 18th, 2018, 10:21
Replies: 126
Views: 5,156
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Hope is not a strategy - various

Hope is not a strategy - various
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Jun 17th, 2018, 18:39
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By vaibhav_arora
The river bends beautifully in kargil. You...

The river bends beautifully in kargil.

You could spend a few hours checking out the maitreya Buddha at mulbekh and the little monastery up top the mountain across the road. So make it two nights,...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 17th, 2018, 17:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Reviews on Amazon from readers pointing out...

Reviews on Amazon from readers pointing out obvious fallacies, gaps in research, in some of these books. E.g. number of dead in Jallianwala bagh massacre is given as 400, without stating that that...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 17th, 2018, 09:50
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Kicking this up instead of starting a new thread...

Kicking this up instead of starting a new thread -

India:a history - John Keay. (Of late, has been accused of bias, but very readable if you need everything in one concise volume)

India after...
Forum: Sports in India Jun 16th, 2018, 19:35
Replies: 31
Views: 762
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Today on radio (local Delhi fm channel) ...

Today on radio (local Delhi fm channel)
Phone-in listener to host-
'Sir, I'm very happy with this development, that we are seeing in our friendly neighborhood of Russia.
I really like Russian...
Forum: Photography Jun 15th, 2018, 23:13
Replies: 63,223
Views: 2,942,761
Posted By vaibhav_arora
No it's the same warning translated in Guajarati.

No it's the same warning translated in Guajarati.
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Jun 15th, 2018, 20:34
Replies: 400
Views: 235,612
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Beginning of the end

Another two weeks and the safeda will not be seen. These are the last of the season - each piece approaches a half kilo and is larger than a man's fist.
They're covered with husk and newspaper to...
Forum: Photography Jun 15th, 2018, 12:33
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By vaibhav_arora
<Photo essay> The City in the Sun - Mombasa

This isnt anything to do with India, but i was rather taken by this set of historical photographs about the city of Mombasa, Kenya. Thought of sharing with you all.
...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 15th, 2018, 10:37
Replies: 5,926
Views: 481,987
Posted By vaibhav_arora
The air is so bad, I came to work because aircon...

The air is so bad, I came to work because aircon is stronger. I think i'll stay past sunset at least.
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 14th, 2018, 18:46
Replies: 5,926
Views: 481,987
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Delhi is like an oven....

Delhi is like an oven. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/dust-storm-in-delhi-day-2-heres-everything-you-should-know/articleshow/64582504.cms

The persistent dust storm...
Forum: Rajasthan Jun 14th, 2018, 16:31
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By vaibhav_arora
1. Both hot and Humid. 2. Itinerary fine 3....

1. Both hot and Humid.
2. Itinerary fine
3. 2 days Udaipur fine, can be more.
4. Very rushed. I'd skip Pushkar because either you stay there a night or two and enjoy the vibe, else skip it....
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jun 14th, 2018, 15:39
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Still very rushed. For example, on the day you're...

Still very rushed. For example, on the day you're going from Kalpa to Tabo via nako, you are descending to Reckong Peo (about 1000 mtr descent), then ascending to nako (it's higher than Tabo, check...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jun 13th, 2018, 19:49
Replies: 126
Views: 5,156
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Nuts have threads inside them, else how will you...

Nuts have threads inside them, else how will you tighten them on bolts?

:confused:
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jun 13th, 2018, 16:05
Replies: 126
Views: 5,156
Posted By vaibhav_arora
Not at all. HR would glamorize a dull job and...

Not at all. HR would glamorize a dull job and 'sell' it to the candidate. Those who run the business, have to hire in a competitive situation, filtering out those that wont be able to do the job...
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