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Forum: Meghalaya Aug 21st, 2015, 13:41
Replies: 0
Views: 785
Posted By homagnibhatt
Mawsynram receives record highest rainfall in a day

Perched on the edge of a ridge in the southern slopes of Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district, the tiny town of Mawsynran has received record highest rainfall in a single day with a little over 745...
Forum: Indian Railways Aug 10th, 2015, 19:28
Replies: 1,690
Views: 188,323
Posted By homagnibhatt
According to informal sources, some long distance...

According to informal sources, some long distance trains will be extended to Silchar on a weekly basis initially.

Prominent candidates are:

1. Purvottar Sampark Kranti Exp
2. Kanchanjunga...
Forum: Indian Railways Aug 9th, 2015, 21:05
Replies: 1,690
Views: 188,323
Posted By homagnibhatt
Murkongselek & Balukpong train starts tommorow post BG gauge conversion

Two new trains (MG to BG really) have been announced by NorthEast Frontier Railway to Arunachal Pradesh following successful MG to BG gauge conversion.

The routes are:

1. Rangiya-Murkongselek...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 8th, 2015, 09:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By homagnibhatt
Government extends e-Tourist Visa scheme to 36 more countries and 7 more airports fr

Good News. E-visa scheme to be extended fron August 15, 2015.

(Source:http://pib.nic.in/newsite/mbErel.aspx?relid=124631)

The Centre is now going to extend this facility to 36 more countries...
Forum: Indian Railways Jul 20th, 2015, 00:21
Replies: 8
Views: 2,207
Posted By homagnibhatt
Indian Railways becoming cleaner?

Recently a lot of buzz coming through in the social media that Indian Railway services particularly cleanliness aspect of trains, stations etc. have improved significantly.

Any recent travellers...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jul 11th, 2015, 20:44
Replies: 19
Views: 6,409
Posted By homagnibhatt
Not sure, but with the recent BBIN...

Not sure, but with the recent BBIN (BD-Bhu-Ind-Nep) Motor Vehicle Agreement, free movement of vehicles across these countries will be possible in a few years time.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Jul 10th, 2015, 20:09
Replies: 0
Views: 1,355
Posted By homagnibhatt
New helpline for international tourists within two months

A new tourist helpline "Incredible India Tourist Helpline" for foreign tourists in 12 international languages to be available within two months according to the govt.
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Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jul 5th, 2015, 08:41
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By homagnibhatt
Go 4 Jabalpur. Marble gorges of Narmada river are...

Go 4 Jabalpur. Marble gorges of Narmada river are certainly out of the ordinary. But you have to book trains for it.
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jun 25th, 2015, 00:28
Replies: 62
Views: 10,578
Posted By homagnibhatt
On the flip side, parts of Assam have had their...

On the flip side, parts of Assam have had their first floods of the year already.
Forum: Indian Railways Jun 24th, 2015, 10:50
Replies: 1,690
Views: 188,323
Posted By homagnibhatt
CRS inspection for the Lumding-Silchar Broad...

CRS inspection for the Lumding-Silchar Broad gauge conversion project was completed yesterday. Passenger train service likely to start on this route shortly. The old MG line was often regarded to be...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Jun 13th, 2015, 16:51
Replies: 72
Views: 6,652
Posted By homagnibhatt
The slurp you talk about is found among Bengalis,...

The slurp you talk about is found among Bengalis, especially for eating payesh, particularly in formal/wedding eating scenarios, when the servings are made directly onto the plate. It involves a near...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies May 29th, 2015, 08:09
Replies: 29
Views: 4,910
Posted By homagnibhatt
Some more Bengali movies here. If you liked...

Some more Bengali movies here. If you liked Satyajit Ray movies, try Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen movies. Especially Ghatak's Meghe Dhaka Tara.

Also for more modern Bengali movies, try Parambrata...
Forum: Crossing the Border May 27th, 2015, 20:10
Replies: 19
Views: 6,409
Posted By homagnibhatt
Hopefully, things will pick up. Gauge upgradation...

Hopefully, things will pick up. Gauge upgradation work in Bangladesh is set to be undertaken as mentioned in this article.
...
Forum: Crossing the Border May 27th, 2015, 09:12
Replies: 19
Views: 6,409
Posted By homagnibhatt
Railway link between Bangladesh and India are...

Railway link between Bangladesh and India are progressing according to the proposed Trans-Asia Rail network (TARN).

http://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/TAR%20map_GIS.pdf
...
Forum: Crossing the Border May 27th, 2015, 07:24
Replies: 19
Views: 6,409
Posted By homagnibhatt
This initiative was hanging fire for a long time....

This initiative was hanging fire for a long time. Bangladesh had insisted on Teesta agreement and Land Border deal before allowing any transit to NE India. Now that border issue is done and Teesta...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India May 27th, 2015, 00:09
Replies: 11
Views: 1,600
Posted By homagnibhatt
Tons of scientific literature on this available....

Tons of scientific literature on this available. Endemic blood anemia diseases like thalassemia, Sickle cell anemia etc share the same approximate zone as Malaria. Apparently provides a measure of...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India May 26th, 2015, 22:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,600
Posted By homagnibhatt
I'm from Assam too. The map data is correct, but...

I'm from Assam too. The map data is correct, but the no of malaria cases is small considering the sheer no. of mosquitoes around.

It may be due to some inbuilt resistance in the locals. Tends to...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India May 26th, 2015, 20:24
Replies: 62
Views: 10,578
Posted By homagnibhatt
Assam has been lucky this summer. Uniformly good...

Assam has been lucky this summer. Uniformly good weather throughout the state.

Let's hope the monsoon checks in timely & this lucky spell is extended. :D
Forum: Health and Well Being in India May 26th, 2015, 20:17
Replies: 62
Views: 10,578
Posted By homagnibhatt
You're welcome, Captain. :D Just bring a...

You're welcome, Captain. :D

Just bring a nice umbrella along because the monsoons are about to arrive. :cool:

Your wife will find her green credentials bolstered as frequent power cuts will...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India May 26th, 2015, 16:51
Replies: 62
Views: 10,578
Posted By homagnibhatt
No heatwave here.

No heatwave at Silchar. Just had a thunderstorm. Sun's peeking out now but in a very gentle way.

Modest 30 deg celsius.

More of the same expected for the next two weeks. :)
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India May 14th, 2015, 13:00
Replies: 0
Views: 848
Posted By homagnibhatt
New Article Series on Hinduism

A new series on Hinduism has been started at www.indiafacts.co.in by Dr. Shatavadhini Ganesh which is adapted from The New Bhagavad-Gita by Dr.Koti Sreekrishna and Hari Ravikumar

Interested...
Forum: Meghalaya May 12th, 2015, 13:45
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By homagnibhatt
Ok. Thanks. :)

Ok. Thanks. :)
Forum: Meghalaya May 12th, 2015, 00:36
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By homagnibhatt
Thanks. Will certainly consider. I didn't...

Thanks. Will certainly consider.

I didn't know Lumshnong had decent accomodation. Do you know the name of the hotel there?
Forum: Meghalaya May 10th, 2015, 14:28
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By homagnibhatt
Is it possible to directly proceed to Siju from...

Is it possible to directly proceed to Siju from Tura and exploring the location, bypassing overnight halt in Williamnagar? If yes, maybe Williamnagar will get the chop. A little, confused though,...
Forum: Meghalaya May 9th, 2015, 20:03
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By homagnibhatt
Sure, why not !! It is after all, only after...

Sure, why not !! It is after all, only after manthan (celestial churning) that the Amritras (nectar of immortality) came to be. :)
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