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Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 14th, 2018, 23:28
Replies: 3,099
Views: 222,531
Posted By a_f_d
Inverter batteries are designed for deep cycling,...

Inverter batteries are designed for deep cycling, you can now get batteries with 60 months...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 14th, 2018, 16:56
Replies: 3,099
Views: 222,531
Posted By a_f_d
Three power cuts yesterday - the first from...

Three power cuts yesterday - the first from around 8:30 to 5:30 and two more of over 1 hour - Grrr!
OK I've got an inverter but the batteries are now 7 years old and I've been trying to cosset them!...
Forum: Photography Apr 13th, 2018, 00:04
Replies: 1,908
Sticky: Mobile clicks
Views: 129,575
Posted By a_f_d
You won't find this one in many gardens, though...

You won't find this one in many gardens, though it is not that rare in the wild:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/12/Oenanthe_April_2011-1.jpg/250px-Oenanthe_April_2011-1.jpg
...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Apr 11th, 2018, 21:09
Replies: 5,635
Views: 615,306
Posted By a_f_d
OK many thanks - AndyD

OK many thanks - AndyD
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Apr 11th, 2018, 17:05
Replies: 5,635
Views: 615,306
Posted By a_f_d
While we are sorting out confusion - I have...

While we are sorting out confusion - I have always thought this regular visitor to our garden was a Tickells blue flycatcher, but an earlier post made me wonder if it was an Indian blue robin???

...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Apr 11th, 2018, 16:30
Replies: 14,523
Views: 1,198,768
Posted By a_f_d
I think that may be a myth - when microwaves were...

I think that may be a myth - when microwaves were first being described as the "cookers of the future" what scientists(?) were actually describing was radio-frequency cookers (Google it!). I think...
Forum: Electronics in India Apr 9th, 2018, 17:43
Replies: 58
Views: 122,195
Posted By a_f_d
.... well having done a ₹120/- topup as a test...

.... well having done a ₹120/- topup as a test case (#24 above) I now have ₹50/- cashback in AmazonPay: afaik I don't have an AmazonPay account and don't plan on getting one!

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Electronics in India Apr 9th, 2018, 15:07
Replies: 58
Views: 122,195
Posted By a_f_d
yes, mea culpa, I didn't try an actual topup - I...

yes, mea culpa, I didn't try an actual topup - I just clicked on Pay and was taken to the Amazon Pay page.
When I entered an actual phone number and chose a Plan it just went through a normal Amazon...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Apr 8th, 2018, 15:45
Replies: 19
Views: 4,949
Posted By a_f_d
Govt websites all over India being hacked and now.....

It's either Gremlins or we've been invaded by FB/CA -
On 06-Apr-2018 I got an email notification for this ancient thread - just after visiting my bank and discussing a Demat Account (see #17...
Forum: Electronics in India Apr 8th, 2018, 15:29
Replies: 58
Views: 122,195
Posted By a_f_d
... it seems to imply that you need to be an...

... it seems to imply that you need to be an in-credit subscriber to Amazon-Pay -- for which you need a working mobile! :-



Couldn't get any further on "other Id" because Amazon know my phone...
Forum: Forum Help Apr 6th, 2018, 00:31
Replies: 3,216
Views: 594,972
Posted By a_f_d
Birthday card from sister-in-law - says it all!...

Birthday card from sister-in-law - says it all!

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Apr 5th, 2018, 17:09
Replies: 14,523
Views: 1,198,768
Posted By a_f_d
You can always cheat: ...

You can always cheat:
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcQiV8TnaQb1gpUfauStzctAJOYsOC_LbdNJkUa6Ts0GkU6k-USZxW5IlU3z9g&usqp=CAc

... available from amazon...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Apr 5th, 2018, 16:41
Replies: 5,635
Views: 615,306
Posted By a_f_d
I decided to try out my own advice on a small...

I decided to try out my own advice on a small scale:

first the equipment -
a plastic container with a well-fitting lid (this one is about 35cm high and 30cm diameter; Rs. 325 from the market)...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 4th, 2018, 23:37
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By a_f_d
Please don't confuse FRRO registration and 'C'...

Please don't confuse FRRO registration and 'C' forms - they are different things. If you are here on anything other than a Tourist visa, and/or have stayed for more than 180 days you will be asked...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Apr 4th, 2018, 23:21
Replies: 14,523
Views: 1,198,768
Posted By a_f_d
Delia is your source for the basics - poached...

Delia is your source for the basics - poached eggs (https://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook/eggs/how-to-poach-an-egg) in particular....


AndyD 8-)₹

p.s. That is the version I found online...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 3rd, 2018, 14:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By a_f_d
CWOP = Cancelled WithOut Prejudice ... also...

CWOP = Cancelled WithOut Prejudice

... also Russians can get eVisa
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 3rd, 2018, 11:06
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By a_f_d
Humbly approach the FRRO and apologise - with...

Humbly approach the FRRO and apologise - with luck they will issue an exit stamp, there may be a small fine.

good luck - AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 2nd, 2018, 13:33
Replies: 199
Views: 98,830
Posted By a_f_d
B-2 Indian Visa type

See list here (https://www.forum-expat-management.com/users/10520-fragomen/posts/30587-india-visa-sub-categories-introduced)

- with thanks to Google <g> - AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Forum Help Apr 2nd, 2018, 12:47
Replies: 3,216
Views: 594,972
Posted By a_f_d
+1 (since yesterday) AndyD 8-)₹

+1 (since yesterday)

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Goa Apr 1st, 2018, 14:01
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By a_f_d
... gone back to Free from tomorrow! ...

... gone back to Free from tomorrow!

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Mar 31st, 2018, 16:41
Replies: 14,523
Views: 1,198,768
Posted By a_f_d
Overboiled mush

https://pocketbookuk.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/schooldinners1950s.jpg

AndyD 8-)₹
Forum: Electronics in India Mar 30th, 2018, 13:51
Replies: 41
Views: 1,782
Posted By a_f_d
There are geographic variations but generally...

There are geographic variations but generally Airtel are paddling furiously to catch up, and Jio is declining slightly as usage increases the load on the infrastructure - in a nutshell - Yes.

-...
Forum: Electronics in India Mar 25th, 2018, 23:40
Replies: 41
Views: 1,782
Posted By a_f_d
Jio are running the show now, with Airtel and...

Jio are running the show now, with Airtel and others in hot pursuit. For the full monte the JioFi mifi is worth a look - data was ₹199 for 1 Gb a day valid 28 days - current offer is ₹149 for...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Mar 25th, 2018, 23:12
Replies: 14,523
Views: 1,198,768
Posted By a_f_d
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WwejzV-J_0I/T-jeCddV1hI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WwejzV-J_0I/T-jeCddV1hI/AAAAAAAAABE/ourXTPApUoo/s1600/chad.jpg
Wot no Egg hoppers?
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Mar 22nd, 2018, 11:10
Replies: 14,523
Views: 1,198,768
Posted By a_f_d
Celebrating nawroz

That is one posh haft seen table!

I usually celebrate 13th day-of-Now-Ruz which conveniently falls on my birthday <g>.

AndyD 8-)₹
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