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Forum: IndiaMike Meetups Jul 27th, 2018, 11:40
Replies: 1,798
Views: 220,004
Posted By aadil
When and where are we meeting? It sure has been a...

When and where are we meeting? It sure has been a long time for me at an IM meet up so would definitely like to meet up. If it is at Matunga at one of the South Indian cafes around the King's Circle...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Jun 19th, 2018, 11:32
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By aadil
Early June is fine as the rains are not that...

Early June is fine as the rains are not that heavy but later on it gets a bit risky in places where the climb is tough with slippery rocks and possible mudslides in hilly areas. Going with...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Sep 17th, 2015, 21:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,698
Posted By aadil
There are a few active expat clubs or groups that...

There are a few active expat clubs or groups that you could join in the city. Ask at the Italian Consulate at Kanchenjunga building on Peddar Road (Dr. Gopalrao Deshmukh Marg) if they could help.
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Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Sep 17th, 2015, 21:06
Replies: 9
Views: 2,024
Posted By aadil
Lots of options nearby and not so far away in the...

Lots of options nearby and not so far away in the Fort area as well as Colaba Causeway area. Some of the places where you would enjoy with kids are Piccadily Cafe where you can get a huge platter of...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jun 24th, 2014, 23:24
Replies: 16
Views: 3,953
Posted By aadil
Never used any medications like Diamox and never...

Never used any medications like Diamox and never felt the ill effects of AMS on any of my trips to high altitude regions like Ladakh or Tibet. Drink sufficient water and monitor your urine levels and...
Forum: India For Beginners Jun 24th, 2014, 23:03
Replies: 12
Views: 9,546
Posted By aadil
Smile Another wonderful monument from India recently...

Another wonderful monument from India recently added to the UNESCO WHS list is the Rani Ki Vav step well in Patan, Gujarat state. Also added to the list earlier were the Hill Forts of Rajasthan and...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) May 22nd, 2014, 20:10
Replies: 59
Views: 14,458
Posted By aadil
Just came to know that Merwan & Co has reopened...

Just came to know that Merwan & Co has reopened after a month of closing down. May it never close again!!!
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Apr 26th, 2014, 04:43
Replies: 59
Views: 14,458
Posted By aadil
One more bites the dust. Merwan and Co. at Grant...

One more bites the dust. Merwan and Co. at Grant Road has just closed down in March 2014. Sad that it had to go the way it did when it was doing good business with cakes being sold at 5 am sharp,...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Apr 26th, 2014, 03:18
Replies: 73
Views: 12,342
Posted By aadil
I think the YMCA pool in Agripada, Mumbai Central...

I think the YMCA pool in Agripada, Mumbai Central is a nice place to swim in South Mumbai. I remember learning to swim there in 1981-82. They did have separate timings for women but the general...
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Oct 17th, 2013, 20:25
Replies: 28
Views: 13,432
Posted By aadil
Thumbs up Hi Steve, Nice to hear this review about the...

Hi Steve,

Nice to hear this review about the Vivanta (by Taj) Hotel. Would have loved to meet you in Mumbai again if you were passing through my city!!! Hope all is well with you.

Cheers,...
Forum: Yoga in India Jun 27th, 2013, 15:35
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By aadil
Not safe to carry on without surgery, it is life...

Not safe to carry on without surgery, it is life threatening so do not delay to get it operated.
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Apr 21st, 2013, 01:22
Replies: 25
Views: 41,652
Posted By aadil
Lovely description and very helpful post on the...

Lovely description and very helpful post on the major (mainly tiger) parks of India. Yes, Bandhavgarh has become more of a circus but then that is what some idiots want and are not happy seeing the...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Apr 21st, 2013, 00:59
Replies: 7
Views: 3,494
Posted By aadil
Post Temples in Mumbai.

There are some nice temples worth seeing in Mumbai which are well known for their architecture as well as their popularity. Here is a short list of them.

One of the oldest temples in Mumbai is the...
Forum: India For Beginners Mar 6th, 2013, 00:54
Replies: 12
Views: 9,546
Posted By aadil
Unhappy What happened at Hampi is definitely not the...

What happened at Hampi is definitely not the UNESCO's doing. It has been a WHS since a very long time now. It was done very recently by the state government who reduced all the original Hampi Bazaar...
Forum: Crossing the Border Mar 6th, 2013, 00:41
Replies: 321
Views: 157,957
Posted By aadil
Thumbs up That's a nice one, Natasha. Good to read about...

That's a nice one, Natasha. Good to read about your experiences, wish to go there someday soon. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Aadil.
Forum: India For Beginners Mar 2nd, 2013, 23:40
Replies: 12
Views: 9,546
Posted By aadil
Thumbs up There are so many places that may not be on the...

There are so many places that may not be on the UNESCO WHS list but that does not mean that they do not deserve to be there!!! In my humble opinion, I would like quite a few of them to be added to...
Forum: Rajasthan Jan 14th, 2013, 20:21
Replies: 5
Views: 3,267
Posted By aadil
Nice to see your pics and they bring back fond...

Nice to see your pics and they bring back fond memories of my trip there last year.

Cheers,
Aadil.
Forum: IndiaMike Meetups Dec 20th, 2012, 03:18
Replies: 1,798
Views: 220,004
Posted By aadil
Just back from my trip to Jamshedpur, Odisha...

Just back from my trip to Jamshedpur, Odisha (Bhubhaneswar, Udaygiri, Khandagiri, Dhauligiri, Hirapur, Puri, Satpada, Konark, Raghurajpur) and Kolkata. And on my last trip in June I was in Jaisalmer...
Forum: Madhya Pradesh Mar 16th, 2012, 22:31
Replies: 22
Views: 8,643
Posted By aadil
Bhopal is surely one place which is highly...

Bhopal is surely one place which is highly underrated and in my opinion one should definitely visit this lovely city with the two lakes, fantastic museums, beautiful architecture and also as a base...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Feb 25th, 2012, 21:27
Replies: 62
Views: 29,143
Posted By aadil
>>>> Really ancient heritage structures of mumbai...

>>>> Really ancient heritage structures of mumbai - kanheri caves site
It cannot get more ancient and more heritage than this: The Kanheri Caves Buddhist site at Mumbai dating from the period 3BC to...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Aug 27th, 2011, 02:29
Replies: 11
Views: 3,177
Posted By aadil
Try the YWCA International Center at Colaba as it...

Try the YWCA International Center at Colaba as it is just what you are looking for. It is well within your budget at around Rs2000 for a double room with AC and attached bathroom. Very clean and tidy...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Aug 19th, 2011, 00:26
Replies: 12
Views: 1,929
Posted By aadil
I did mention the 15.5% tax to be added to the...

I did mention the 15.5% tax to be added to the Rs.9000 which would work out to about Rs.10,500 but am not sure if the dates that you want them for in November are at the peak season when rates could...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Aug 19th, 2011, 00:11
Replies: 6
Views: 5,309
Posted By aadil
Go to Avi Industries at Matunga East. They make...

Go to Avi Industries at Matunga East. They make their own brand of backpacks which are really good as well as sell some imported stuff and accessories for trekkers and hikers. Their telephone numbers...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Aug 16th, 2011, 03:14
Replies: 18
Views: 3,496
Posted By aadil
The closest good hotel I can recommend in that...

The closest good hotel I can recommend in that area are Hotel Residency, Hotel Benazeer and Hotel Landmark (earlier name was Railway Hotel). The last mentioned is closest to Ballard Estate where your...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Aug 2nd, 2011, 02:52
Replies: 34
Views: 14,582
Posted By aadil
Great pics and write up on Tadoba. I heard that...

Great pics and write up on Tadoba. I heard that they are soon going to close the Tadoba National Park during the monsoon season from next year onwards. Is it true?

Would love to join in someday....
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