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Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) May 11th, 2010, 10:00
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By mitzijanell
FabIndia has some organic/natural products.

FabIndia has some organic/natural products.
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Mar 7th, 2010, 15:44
Replies: 7
Views: 5,211
Posted By mitzijanell
A small magazine entitled Cal Calling is a good...

A small magazine entitled Cal Calling is a good resource. They are typically sold at Starmark and Spencer's
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Nov 17th, 2009, 02:47
Replies: 16
Views: 2,876
Posted By mitzijanell
I really like the Starmark bookstore at South...

I really like the Starmark bookstore at South City Mall as well as Crossword near Forum Mall, but I would also check out Earthcare mentioned above - a small place, but very interesting selections.
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Nov 13th, 2009, 00:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,590
Posted By mitzijanell
First - my response is based only on my own...

First - my response is based only on my own experience and those of my friends.

Only those with corporate accounts or associated with the US Consulate can use the Bank of America branch here. I am...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Oct 28th, 2009, 00:45
Replies: 5
Views: 2,272
Posted By mitzijanell
Sgt Beavis - how was your stay at the Best...

Sgt Beavis - how was your stay at the Best Western in Juhu?
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Oct 16th, 2009, 02:52
Replies: 5
Views: 2,237
Posted By mitzijanell
It is located inside the airport beyond the...

It is located inside the airport beyond the baggage claim area close to the airport exit.
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Oct 13th, 2009, 01:51
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By mitzijanell
I said I would post a review of our stay and I am...

I said I would post a review of our stay and I am finally doing it. Sorry for the LONG delay.

It is definitely not a five-star hotel, but I can see that it was once in its heyday. It needs a major...
Forum: Darjeeling Sep 30th, 2009, 12:24
Replies: 1
Views: 1,566
Posted By mitzijanell
Happy Valley is the closest.

Happy Valley is the closest.
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Sep 25th, 2009, 02:44
Replies: 48
Views: 7,142
Posted By mitzijanell
I have lived in Calcutta for two years. Someone...

I have lived in Calcutta for two years. Someone tried to steal my mobile when I was on Chowringhee near Sudder. And I have an Indian friend whose wallet stolen on the bus and another friend whose...
Forum: Darjeeling Sep 23rd, 2009, 00:58
Replies: 8
Views: 3,039
Posted By mitzijanell
A few friends who have been to both places say...

A few friends who have been to both places say that the shopping in Darj is better - especially the variety.
Forum: Hyderabad Sep 23rd, 2009, 00:52
Replies: 17
Views: 4,136
Posted By mitzijanell
I have not seen any in Calcutta either. I was...

I have not seen any in Calcutta either. I was told to bring as many as I would need from the US when I moved here.
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Sep 22nd, 2009, 01:37
Replies: 24
Views: 5,584
Posted By mitzijanell
In addition to the Givsons, beware of the...

In addition to the Givsons, beware of the Yemehas, too.
Forum: Hyderabad Sep 13th, 2009, 18:21
Replies: 36
Views: 14,686
Posted By mitzijanell
Hi All! - thanks again for your replies. I am in...

Hi All! - thanks again for your replies. I am in Hyderabad now, waiting for my flight back to Calcutta.

Golconda Fort was great! Hot and tiring, but beautiful and peaceful and great architecture....
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Sep 8th, 2009, 17:57
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
Posted By mitzijanell
OP - where will you be working? how much of a...

OP - where will you be working? how much of a commute are you willing to endure? how quiet of an area do you want to live in? also, what is your budget?

I would suggest finding a temporary place...
Forum: Darjeeling Sep 5th, 2009, 00:16
Replies: 6
Views: 2,813
Posted By mitzijanell
In Darjeeling - the zoo and a tea estate are...

In Darjeeling - the zoo and a tea estate are worth visiting
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Sep 5th, 2009, 00:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
Posted By mitzijanell
Is southeast okay? Udita and Hiland Park off the...

Is southeast okay? Udita and Hiland Park off the EM Bypass are nice.

Whereabouts in South Kolkata are you looking?
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Sep 2nd, 2009, 03:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,574
Posted By mitzijanell
I recommend A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry....

I recommend A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. Also, not set in present-day, but an excellent read. fiction

In Spite of the Gods by Edward Luce. non-fiction. An affectionate critique of India...
Forum: Hyderabad Aug 30th, 2009, 03:01
Replies: 36
Views: 14,686
Posted By mitzijanell
Wow - thanks everyone for the recommendations!

Wow - thanks everyone for the recommendations!
Forum: Hyderabad Aug 27th, 2009, 03:08
Replies: 36
Views: 14,686
Posted By mitzijanell
Must see, do, eat: 2 days in Hyderabad - advice?

I will be in Hyderabad for a full Sat/Sun in Sept. I am an American who has been living in Calcutta for almost two years, so although I am a foreigner, I am okay with getting around and trying to...
Forum: IndiaMike Meetups Aug 14th, 2009, 07:41
Replies: 3,185
Views: 308,775
Posted By mitzijanell
Hi Everyone! Unfortunately, we will not be able...

Hi Everyone! Unfortunately, we will not be able to make it. Make sure someone brings a camera and posts pics of the meet-up! I can vouch for the food - it's good!
Forum: IndiaMike Meetups Aug 9th, 2009, 22:21
Replies: 3,185
Views: 308,775
Posted By mitzijanell
I am still in Kolkata. We had gone home to the US...

I am still in Kolkata. We had gone home to the US for 3 weeks and just got back Friday night. Our schedule is so erratic that I do not want to give my input in case we end up not being able to make...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Jul 10th, 2009, 11:56
Replies: 47
Views: 5,113
Posted By mitzijanell
My husband and I admire the entrepreneurial...

My husband and I admire the entrepreneurial spirit! This is not the answer you are looking for, but are you open to other business ideas? I think the tourist market is a bit saturated. I have not...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Jul 8th, 2009, 22:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By mitzijanell
I agree with Kausiks about Royal Jade - good...

I agree with Kausiks about Royal Jade - good food, okay ambience, reasonable prices. It's actually our 2nd fav Chinese Restaurant here. Our fav is Big Boss in Tangra. Not much ambience there.

We...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jul 8th, 2009, 22:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By mitzijanell
In Calcutta, the FRRO told us not to register and...

In Calcutta, the FRRO told us not to register and just leave every 180 days. We are on business visas. Even they agree it is not worth the hassle!
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Jul 8th, 2009, 00:33
Replies: 3
Views: 1,619
Posted By mitzijanell
Classic Laundry does a good job of washing,...

Classic Laundry does a good job of washing, drying and ironing. They use washers/dryers. It is Rs40 per kilo. They used to be located in Kasba, but just moved to across the main road from the Udita...
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