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Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jul 21st, 2013, 00:04
Replies: 8
Views: 2,920
Posted By *jyoti*
They generally don't care about the date when ...

They generally don't care about the date when your program ends. Most schools have winter break from the beginning of December to mid-January anyway, so they wouldn't be in session anyway.

But,...
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 23rd, 2012, 00:42
Replies: 876
Views: 67,426
Posted By *jyoti*
Some pretty amazing pics here. Wish I'd been at...

Some pretty amazing pics here. Wish I'd been at India gate to see it.

http://news.in.msn.com/gallery/protests-against-delhi-gang-rape-pics#image=4 (protests in Delhi)
Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 22nd, 2012, 19:08
Replies: 876
Views: 67,426
Posted By *jyoti*
In response to why this particular case is...

In response to why this particular case is getting such a strong reaction -- when similar and often more violent atrocities happen often: One major reason is that the incident happened in South...
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Dec 8th, 2012, 21:46
Replies: 13
Views: 3,176
Posted By *jyoti*
Delhi itself isn't very Christmasy. there will be...

Delhi itself isn't very Christmasy. there will be churches having a Christmas program, Christmas Even mass, etc. But you'll see very few decorated homes. a few markets will be selling Christmas...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 4th, 2012, 11:46
Replies: 2,676
Views: 403,670
Posted By *jyoti*
A friend told me yesterday that Travisa (India's...

A friend told me yesterday that Travisa (India's visa outsourcing agency in US) has confirmed that the two month rule has been rescinded. Maybe they've actually done it.
Forum: Moving to Delhi Sep 1st, 2012, 15:19
Replies: 55
Views: 57,907
Posted By *jyoti*
Glad to see this thread! I knew I had hardly ever...

Glad to see this thread! I knew I had hardly ever seen cast iron at the kitchen shops, and as a Mid-West American, boy was I missing my cast iron skillet. My parents thought I was mad, but this trip...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 29th, 2012, 22:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By *jyoti*
No, fortunately I haven't had to deal with many...

No, fortunately I haven't had to deal with many people at the MHA, and I'm not on PIO so I haven't had to deal with that. My only advice is: be persistent and very respectful. And take a book. They...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 28th, 2012, 18:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By *jyoti*
Don't have the equipment in original boxes....

Don't have the equipment in original boxes. That's a sure way to get their attention, and it's hard to convince them it's for personal use and not to sell.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 28th, 2012, 18:49
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By *jyoti*
Regardless of where they're originally from, what...

Regardless of where they're originally from, what matters is the INDIAN system, and in the Indian university system, there is not coursework for PhD. A research visa is required. Your MPhil is your...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 20th, 2012, 15:10
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By *jyoti*
Yes, go by the RP. If you want to stay longer...

Yes, go by the RP. If you want to stay longer than that, you should go to the FRRO and ask for an extension on the RP for a few weeks. Since you're not asking to extend the visa itself, this...
Forum: International India Flights Apr 20th, 2012, 15:06
Replies: 2
Views: 2,156
Posted By *jyoti*
Flights FROM India to USA & Back

I am trying to book a flight from Delhi to the US & back this summer. I have found a flight on yatra.com for 71,500 but am not able to book it because I have a foreign credit card, and for some...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Mar 7th, 2012, 23:09
Replies: 104
Views: 11,902
Posted By *jyoti*
My two cents: Most Indian girls will be...

My two cents:

Most Indian girls will be offended at a random guy on the street chatting them up, and particularly asking them out. A majority would probably be offended at a guy from the office...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Feb 22nd, 2012, 22:50
Replies: 22
Views: 2,259
Posted By *jyoti*
Wow. By this itineary, you're only going to have...

Wow. By this itineary, you're only going to have about half a day at each location. That's hardly enough to even see anything. And with such a tight schedule, why do you want to spend so much time to...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Feb 1st, 2012, 17:00
Replies: 7
Views: 2,481
Posted By *jyoti*
Hmm... Well, I know I should have registered and...

Hmm... Well, I know I should have registered and didn't and that I will have to pay a fine. So what I really need to know is:

a) If my appointment is February 8th, is it worthwhile to try and go...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Feb 1st, 2012, 02:56
Replies: 7
Views: 2,481
Posted By *jyoti*
FRRO appointment not for another week

So, I was stupid and totally forgot to register under a student visa. :rolleyes: I am quickly approaching the 180 day mark so need to get it done. the problem is, the next available online...
Forum: Uttarakhand Dec 22nd, 2011, 00:26
Replies: 20
Views: 9,917
Posted By *jyoti*
Because of increased gas/petrol prices, taxi...

Because of increased gas/petrol prices, taxi rates from Dehradun to Musoorie have gone up about 50%. I would assume that full day prices would similarly have increased sharply.
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Dec 21st, 2011, 00:15
Replies: 16
Views: 2,140
Posted By *jyoti*
As mentioned above, Master's Degrees in Hindi in...

As mentioned above, Master's Degrees in Hindi in India assume that students have been studying Hindi since about 5th grade. Imagine a Master's Degree in English in the US, where most students will...
Forum: Agra Dec 21st, 2011, 00:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By *jyoti*
There is no metro station near Nizamuddin. You...

There is no metro station near Nizamuddin. You will have to take a taxi -- a bus will not be fast enough. If your train is at all late, you will have to rush as that is the peak of rush hour traffic....
Forum: Indian Railways Nov 26th, 2011, 19:59
Replies: 9
Views: 3,645
Posted By *jyoti*
Yep. The porters generally know almost where a...

Yep. The porters generally know almost where a car will stop -- they are very helpful. Often you can just show them your ticket.

But if all else fails and you can't quite get to your car ontime,...
Forum: Indian Railways Nov 26th, 2011, 18:29
Replies: 34
Views: 102,108
Posted By *jyoti*
Yes -- the difference is that a waitlisted...

Yes -- the difference is that a waitlisted passenger is traveling without a valid ticket.

And just to throw it out there: Having a printed wait-listed ticket bought from the station doesn't mean...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Nov 18th, 2011, 19:32
Replies: 48
Views: 17,746
Posted By *jyoti*
Living in Delhi, I have occasionally come across...

Living in Delhi, I have occasionally come across very aggressive beggar children who, for example as soon as I left McDonald's, attempted to literally grab the food out of my hands. As one or two...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Nov 17th, 2011, 14:04
Replies: 1,187
Views: 399,073
Posted By *jyoti*
I had this problem while staying with a family in...

I had this problem while staying with a family in Dehradun last year. They even bought a counter-top filter (maybe 1000 rupees) which I still didn't trust. I ended up having to get pills to put in my...
Forum: Indian Railways Nov 15th, 2011, 20:55
Replies: 6
Views: 2,945
Posted By *jyoti*
If you're asking "can you upgrade your train...

If you're asking "can you upgrade your train ticket reservation online?" then no. You can refund your tickets & buy new ones. Or, you can ask the TT at the time of departure if any better seats are...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 15th, 2011, 17:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By *jyoti*
No. MPhil classwork is student visa. MPhil...

No. MPhil classwork is student visa. MPhil research and PhD is research visa.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 15th, 2011, 16:42
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By *jyoti*
All I know is one of the stipulations of PIO is...

All I know is one of the stipulations of PIO is you're not allowed to do research ... which is a bit of an issue since that's what I do! [cry] Supposedly you're supposed to be able to get MHA...
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