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Forum: Delhi Yesterday, 08:59
Replies: 3
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Posted By capt_mahajan
Also consider that a metro station is coming up...

Also consider that a metro station is coming up (already functional? Maybe Delhi folk can comment) at Munirka. Likely to be a couple of km or a little more to where you need to go in JNU (it is a...
Forum: Delhi May 25th, 2018, 21:19
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By capt_mahajan
The hostel rooms from outside don't look very...

The hostel rooms from outside don't look very appealing, and will likely be unbearable in summer, although I have seen a few desert coolers installed.

Across the road from the JNU main gate is...
Forum: India Mike Announcements May 25th, 2018, 19:31
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By capt_mahajan
Yes. I can see, for example, members hesitating...

Yes. I can see, for example, members hesitating to post detailed trip reports because they feel some distaste at the possibility that these will be put to commercial use somehow.

Will the new...
Forum: India Mike Announcements May 25th, 2018, 08:54
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By capt_mahajan
Just a thought: Indiamike Experiences may...

Just a thought:

Indiamike Experiences may legally protect itself against fraud, assault or whatever inflicted (by third party vendors or members) on travellers who use it for bookings, but there...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine May 23rd, 2018, 18:54
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By capt_mahajan
dunno about the one generation bit, but yes, Urdu...

dunno about the one generation bit, but yes, Urdu was widely used and taught in quite a few north indian states till not so long ago. As a child, I remember seeing many ads- the type painted on small...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine May 22nd, 2018, 13:17
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By capt_mahajan
On Ghalib and mangoes there is an old story about...

On Ghalib and mangoes there is an old story about a guy who was visiting Ghalib and a donkey came along, sniffed at a roadside mango peel and shrank back.*

(The original story I know is in urdu,...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India May 19th, 2018, 13:13
Replies: 85
Views: 2,486
Posted By capt_mahajan
Wrt the earlier conversation here about the...

Wrt the earlier conversation here about the medical profession, my problem with doctors and hospitals is not that they are mercenary, but because many are uncaring and/or unprofessional and/or...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India May 16th, 2018, 08:13
Replies: 85
Views: 2,486
Posted By capt_mahajan
Most people who can afford it try to provide some...

Most people who can afford it try to provide some kind of care at home. Have seen a combination (depending on finances) of daily doctor home visits, so called 24-hour medical attendants (normally...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India May 13th, 2018, 11:08
Replies: 85
Views: 2,486
Posted By capt_mahajan
I can't tell narayanvee what to do, I can only...

I can't tell narayanvee what to do, I can only tell a short story about my 86 year old father, who I put on the ventilator against my will because my only other sibling was insistent, from Canada,...
Forum: Kerala May 5th, 2018, 21:24
Replies: 123
Views: 4,512
Posted By capt_mahajan
In any foreign country, more than you would be at...

In any foreign country, more than you would be at home, because, for one, you will likely miss cultural (or, simply, different) cues that warn you of danger at home. Assuming normal-at-home-behaviour...
Forum: Kerala Apr 27th, 2018, 08:27
Replies: 123
Views: 4,512
Posted By capt_mahajan
I think that interpretation is correct as far as...

I think that interpretation is correct as far as my earlier reaction is concerned. I feel also that a) Respect for the survivors and the dead is perhaps more important than 'facts' as far as IM is...
Forum: For Citizens of India - Passport and Visa Questions Apr 26th, 2018, 19:23
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By capt_mahajan
In Hyderabad the people at the counters staggered...

In Hyderabad the people at the counters staggered their lunch timings so not more than one or two were gone at a time.
Forum: Kerala Apr 26th, 2018, 07:28
Replies: 123
Views: 4,512
Posted By capt_mahajan
Walk a couple of feet in the OPs shoes before...

Walk a couple of feet in the OPs shoes before posting is not a bad idea for this thread.
Forum: For Citizens of India - Passport and Visa Questions Apr 24th, 2018, 13:56
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By capt_mahajan
... and, about half an hour ago, I got a call...

... and, about half an hour ago, I got a call from the Hyderabad Police Commissioner's Office, asking for feedback about the cop who came home for address verification.

Amongst the dozen or so...
Forum: For Citizens of India - Passport and Visa Questions Apr 14th, 2018, 17:51
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By capt_mahajan
Nick go to the following link (document advisor) ...

Nick go to the following link (document advisor)

http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/docAdvisor/reissuePassport

and start for documents required.

There is some difference...
Forum: For Citizens of India - Passport and Visa Questions Apr 13th, 2018, 21:59
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By capt_mahajan
Passport reissue experience-Hyderabad, April 2018

Posting this in case my experience is useful for others, many of whom appear to be worried about passport stuff here:

So my passport expired in October and I spent 6 mths wondering whether I...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Mar 8th, 2018, 15:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By capt_mahajan
A few years ago I punched a hijra to the ground...

A few years ago I punched a hijra to the ground on the road because he/she/it was repeatedly getting in our (wife and my) face, threatening us, making lewd gestures and generally trying to embarrass...
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 23rd, 2018, 10:22
Replies: 3,002
Views: 209,343
Posted By capt_mahajan
self deleted, another useless post.

self deleted, another useless post.
Forum: International India Flights Feb 9th, 2018, 08:57
Replies: 30
Views: 1,552
Posted By capt_mahajan
That is what, five hours or a little less? If so,...

That is what, five hours or a little less? If so, I would classify it as the long end of short.
Forum: International India Flights Feb 7th, 2018, 21:10
Replies: 30
Views: 1,552
Posted By capt_mahajan
-cross posted- I wouldn't fly Air Asia if...

-cross posted-

I wouldn't fly Air Asia if somebody else was paying, although I have flown worse even when somebody else was paying.

Else, for a short-ish flight, I wouldn't think twice if it...
Forum: Pets and Pet Care in India Jan 9th, 2018, 18:48
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By capt_mahajan
If you are Indian or have lived in India long...

If you are Indian or have lived in India long enough then you will know that laws are one thing, enforcing them quite another. Apart from the fact that outdoor cats will probably have a shorter life...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jan 8th, 2018, 06:25
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By capt_mahajan
To me the bigger story is that the UIDAI (which...

To me the bigger story is that the UIDAI (which means the government) has filed a FIR with the cops against the reporter and the magazine that broke the 'story'. Talk about shooting the messenger.
...
Forum: India Travel Partners Jan 7th, 2018, 10:06
Replies: 183
Views: 9,632
Posted By capt_mahajan
You are looking for some kind of travel partner,...

You are looking for some kind of travel partner, right? Meet up with me and I promise you will find out.

As for the rest of your post, it is par for the course for you. Rubbish.

(Now leaving...
Forum: India Travel Partners Jan 6th, 2018, 11:36
Replies: 183
Views: 9,632
Posted By capt_mahajan
oh, ok. That 99 should have been the first post;...

oh, ok. That 99 should have been the first post; at least I would have probably stayed silent.
Forum: India Travel Partners Jan 6th, 2018, 08:30
Replies: 183
Views: 9,632
Posted By capt_mahajan
err, a) WTFF (first f is flying) is this...

err,

a) WTFF (first f is flying) is this thread all about?
b) That jazz statement from voyager_987 is the icing on the effing putrefying cake. What a load of crap.
c) As you can see with the...
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