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Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 14th, 2018, 01:13
Replies: 117
Views: 6,762
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Surely the 'orange' is a Nagpur orange. I found...

Surely the 'orange' is a Nagpur orange. I found them most tasty, but its a short season ending in Feb. My Favourite as opposed to the Himalayan ones!
Forum: Varanasi Oct 6th, 2018, 17:16
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By fsg
Assi ghat is quite far out, tho I have seen...

Assi ghat is quite far out, tho I have seen corpses arriving atop 4x4's for cremation.

The area around the main ghat is better for the experience of Benares, the narrow lanes the corpses being...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Jun 1st, 2018, 19:38
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By fsg
Does india care about its heritage? Or does...

Does india care about its heritage?

Or does the govt body think about it also.

Answers please on a postage stamp

As there is no answer except corruption,
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India May 27th, 2018, 16:52
Replies: 28
Views: 1,975
Posted By fsg
Tho I have only travelled a little in the...

Tho I have only travelled a little in the Himalayas, none of the places Kullkid mentioned, I would take her advice totally.

So many here warble on about here and there, how wonderful etc, but KK's...
Forum: India Mike Announcements May 4th, 2018, 19:23
Replies: 113
Views: 4,636
Posted By fsg
Trust the kindness of beloved Nick. I do...

Trust the kindness of beloved Nick.

I do wonder how his wife puts up with him.

Wish you well in the new venture and may the gods fly with you, as well as us members
Forum: Kerala Apr 26th, 2018, 19:58
Replies: 123
Views: 7,015
Posted By fsg
Sadly Nick India is full of snake oil salesman. ...

Sadly Nick India is full of snake oil salesman.

The lure of the ease and the guru crap.Poliyicaly motivated

As a whiteface your are ripped off in the bazaar until your face is known.
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Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Apr 18th, 2018, 19:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,694
Posted By fsg
Another noGOAgoa here nd I have perhaps been to...

Another noGOAgoa here nd I have perhaps been to India 25+ times, also no Agra visit either!, but if you can fit in the Golden temple, do please try! Yes there are tourists there but mostly Sikhs,...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Apr 7th, 2018, 21:42
Replies: 30
Views: 2,606
Posted By fsg
The bag of warm chicken! I sent husband to buy...

The bag of warm chicken! I sent husband to buy it! But staying In a Mudliar house goat was often cooked as was fish.

Double standards ,

anIndian trait, but I remember them all with huge...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Apr 5th, 2018, 16:31
Replies: 15,343
Views: 1,271,659
Posted By fsg
I think that to poach an egg perfectly it has to...

I think that to poach an egg perfectly it has to be fresh!

I doubt if any of the eggs you buy in India are fresh! Remember when we has eggs stamped with a lion[ UK], supposed to denote...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Apr 3rd, 2018, 17:05
Replies: 15,343
Views: 1,271,659
Posted By fsg
The pix are mouthwatering! memories of...

The pix are mouthwatering!

memories of India.

Why does not Nick take some pix. I believe he has a camera, and a wife that cooks, as well as a chicken shack nearby, car too.

More memories...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Mar 22nd, 2018, 16:16
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By fsg
It was a Victorian tradition. Remember her! ...

It was a Victorian tradition. Remember her!

Lockets were made containing hair, not in gold but a metal called pinchbec.

I also own a broach with a dogs image painted on the obverse side, and...
Forum: Varanasi Feb 26th, 2018, 16:35
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By fsg
Tailors are 2 a penny in Varanasi, as to quality,...

Tailors are 2 a penny in Varanasi, as to quality, suck it and see, or get some cheap material to make up and compare
Forum: Tamil Nadu Feb 26th, 2018, 16:33
Replies: 3
Views: 2,108
Posted By fsg
He was a genius, there is a statue in Anna Salai

He was a genius, there is a statue in Anna Salai
Forum: Agra Feb 14th, 2018, 17:58
Replies: 132
Views: 47,055
Posted By fsg
Modi has to fill the war chest for the next...

Modi has to fill the war chest for the next elections, and knowing how elections are funded in TN, instead of the Golden Arches et all it will be wine shops[ for the Foreigners of course] at...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Feb 6th, 2018, 18:20
Replies: 15,343
Views: 1,271,659
Posted By fsg
May I be so bold as to comment on all the pics...

May I be so bold as to comment on all the pics here.

All the Indian ones look brown, in various shades, they might be delightful on the palate.

However all the dished made by non Indians to...
Forum: Photography Feb 1st, 2018, 19:51
Replies: 21
Views: 2,420
Posted By fsg
Ball heads........ Called Ball and Socket, as in...

Ball heads........ Called Ball and Socket, as in our bones.

Technology has overtaken tripods, as had digital over film. Costs less too.

We had cloud cover here, but I hope the event was well...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Jan 24th, 2018, 17:48
Replies: 17
Views: 1,610
Posted By fsg
re Dervala Murphy This might interest fellow...

re Dervala Murphy

This might interest fellow travellers

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/jan/24/dervla-murphy-travel-writer-interview-full-tilt
Forum: Kerala Jan 22nd, 2018, 16:21
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By fsg
If you are able to book hotels, why not inquire...

If you are able to book hotels, why not inquire about availability of car/driver.\

Any hotel of any worth will know such persons, and if there is a problem complain to the hotel.
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Jan 20th, 2018, 21:13
Replies: 17
Views: 1,610
Posted By fsg
Dervala. Cycled to Pakistan To NWFP, on a bog...

Dervala. Cycled to Pakistan To NWFP, on a bog standard , no gear bike.

If you have read any of her books, she was a lone child of elder parents, and has had amazing journeys ever since, now a...
Forum: Tamil Nadu Jan 1st, 2018, 17:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By fsg
Pushing the boat out, Nick. Ambattur, well I...

Pushing the boat out, Nick. Ambattur, well I never.

Hope you enjoyed that experience.

Happy new Year
Forum: Chennai (Madras) Dec 10th, 2017, 21:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By fsg
Thanks for the links!

Thanks for the links!
Forum: Jammu & Kashmir Nov 23rd, 2017, 19:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,975
Posted By fsg
Gave up on the BBC years ago when they bought...

Gave up on the BBC years ago when they bought publishers of Lonely Planet and sold it at a great loss.

BBC does employ some idiots, James Parnell comes to mind, and pays extortionate salaries to...
Forum: Delhi Nov 20th, 2017, 19:41
Replies: 72
Views: 5,144
Posted By fsg
With respect to Atala and Nick. You are...

With respect to Atala and Nick.

You are total opposites.

As to the economy of India, your choice of life to marry, get resident status, and enjoy your love of Carnatic music.

The economy of...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Nov 15th, 2017, 16:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By fsg
The Gujeratis are not stupid, but bank wallahs...

The Gujeratis are not stupid, but bank wallahs are!

The Patels who came to UK after being thrown out by Amin, worked hard here and succeeded.
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Nov 14th, 2017, 20:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By fsg
ONR You mean thats the first time you have...

ONR

You mean thats the first time you have smelt the mens toilet habits in India!

Its cool now, just imgine what its like in summer.

Re poo power. Rural folk keep all the slurry in a pit,...
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