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Forum: Maharashtra Jul 31st, 2013, 20:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By Arun
Hey thanks guys, I'm really looking forward.

Hey thanks guys, I'm really looking forward.
Forum: Maharashtra Jul 31st, 2013, 15:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By Arun
Maharashtra forts - practical in the monsoon?

So I've finally wangled a business trip to Mumbai/Pune (:D:D:D:D) including a day or two off.

How muddy or inaccessible are the forts in the area during the monsoon? I'm thinking of visiting...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Sep 22nd, 2011, 03:33
Replies: 33
Views: 45,889
Posted By Arun
Yeah I had that. After taking one of those...

Yeah I had that. After taking one of those elephant-sized pills a week before the trip and then when I got to Mumbai, I spent a couple days in the Red Shield staring up at the ceiling fan and seeing...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jul 11th, 2011, 17:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By Arun
Once thought I had malaria in Udaipur. Went to a...

Once thought I had malaria in Udaipur. Went to a clinic. They wouldn't let me wait on line behind all the locals, and the doctor wouldn't let me pay him anything for the consult. [Spoiler: I didn't...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies May 29th, 2011, 03:51
Replies: 239
Views: 109,160
Posted By Arun
Just finished the Great Indian Novel and two...

Just finished the Great Indian Novel and two thoughts come to mind:

1. What a tour de force combining Indian mythology, dry English cynicism and contemporary Indian political gossip!

2....
Forum: Forum Help May 1st, 2011, 19:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By Arun
IM - mobile version??

Just thinking how much more time I could waste if I could read IM on my iPhone. Accessing through the browser just doesn't cut it and the RSS feed isn't convenient...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Feb 2nd, 2011, 15:35
Replies: 4
Views: 2,289
Posted By Arun
Wow what a blast from the past. Thanks a lot for...

Wow what a blast from the past. Thanks a lot for the replies. :D

Enjoyed these two songs but the one I heard was different, faster tempo and a bit more modern (whatever that means) sounding.
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Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Dec 2nd, 2010, 11:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By Arun
Same here. Unlike the Delhi metro where a...

Same here. Unlike the Delhi metro where a policeman apologetically ordered me to stop.
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Oct 8th, 2010, 05:48
Replies: 21
Views: 9,325
Posted By Arun
The Keneset Eliyahu Synagogue in Fort is...

The Keneset Eliyahu Synagogue in Fort is affiliated with the (now) tiny "Baghdadi" Jewish community, whose forebearers moved to Bombay from Iraq in the 19th century. There are probably a few dozen...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Sep 14th, 2010, 18:17
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By Arun
I've always been told it's virtually impossible...

I've always been told it's virtually impossible to change or obtain a visa while in India.

I was once able to change the duration on a tourist visa (from 3m to 4m) after it was issued at the Tel...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Jun 4th, 2010, 02:32
Replies: 31
Views: 7,660
Posted By Arun
I grew up in Irvine, long time ago. Go Anteaters!!

I grew up in Irvine, long time ago. Go Anteaters!!
Forum: Delhi Jan 14th, 2010, 03:58
Replies: 17
Views: 2,535
Posted By Arun
Intracontinental 'otl instead or Intercontinental...

Intracontinental 'otl instead or Intercontinental Hotel...

Sout-h' Extension instead of South Extension...

And a little "kitne dur hai" during the ride will get you a smile.
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Dec 27th, 2009, 22:33
Replies: 134
Views: 68,457
Posted By Arun
Excellent, thanks! Sounds like you had a really...

Excellent, thanks! Sounds like you had a really good time.
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jul 19th, 2009, 19:42
Replies: 12
Views: 9,697
Posted By Arun
Often a faxed/signed instruction to your branch...

Often a faxed/signed instruction to your branch will be accepted.
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Jul 7th, 2009, 15:33
Replies: 32
Views: 8,635
Posted By Arun
In "Slowly Down the Ganges" Eric Newby seemed...

In "Slowly Down the Ganges" Eric Newby seemed like a masochist who somehow enjoyed dragging his boat in and out of the water and generally suffering the whole way down. But I am sure there are better...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jul 7th, 2009, 15:25
Replies: 15
Views: 3,707
Posted By Arun
Don't know if you have been to Mumbai before but...

Don't know if you have been to Mumbai before but it can be a lot to swallow especially as a first destination. If you are departing from Mumbai consider spending a day there at the beginning and...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Mar 16th, 2009, 03:06
Replies: 4
Views: 2,289
Posted By Arun
Looking for a Bollywood song I heard

Desperately seeking the name / album of a Bollywood-type song I heard on the radio.

The lead soloist was female, sounded a bit like Lata Mangeshkar in Dil To Pagal Hai.

There was a female...
Forum: Chai and Chat May 21st, 2008, 20:36
Replies: 284
Views: 17,152
Posted By Arun
Wasn't it pandit-ji who said something like...

Wasn't it pandit-ji who said something like "don't ask what you should do - ask what you should be"?
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 26th, 2008, 03:40
Replies: 810
Views: 128,333
Posted By Arun
Taught my twin daughters to sing Bol Na Halke...

Taught my twin daughters to sing Bol Na Halke Halke from Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuzqHsUMD84
Forum: Delhi Oct 31st, 2007, 04:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By Arun
> Are we mad? Yes. Memories are vivid...

> Are we mad?

Yes.

Memories are vivid of staring out of the AC car at people standing in the sun in 45C heat and looking more dead than alive.
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 31st, 2007, 02:29
Replies: 56
Views: 5,277
Posted By Arun
I found a loud "LARKA - CHELLO!!" most effective...

I found a loud "LARKA - CHELLO!!" most effective in Delhi, for the more annoying smokeshawlgirlstourmyunclesshop kids.
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Oct 28th, 2007, 01:08
Replies: 418
Views: 27,989
Posted By Arun
Wow, what I wouldn't give to join you...

Wow, what I wouldn't give to join you...
Forum: International India Flights Oct 2nd, 2007, 00:10
Replies: 12
Views: 10,254
Posted By Arun
Friends of mine have gone through Colombo without...

Friends of mine have gone through Colombo without any problems.

But don't forget the airborne Tamil suicide bomber who crashed his plane into Colombo airport some months ago...although I think it...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 24th, 2007, 03:05
Replies: 6
Views: 3,528
Posted By Arun
I would skip either Jaipur or Jodhpur (even...

I would skip either Jaipur or Jodhpur (even thought both places are great) and spend more time in Udaipur. That city just needs more than a day or two!
Forum: Delhi Sep 24th, 2007, 01:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,167
Posted By Arun
If this is your only time in Delhi you should at...

If this is your only time in Delhi you should at least see the Red Fort / Jama Masjid, India Gate / Rashtrapati Bhavan area (intersting to walk around at night among picnicking families) and possibly...
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