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Forum: Indian Railways Oct 4th, 2012, 01:40
Replies: 3,213
Views: 533,265
Posted By suricate
I'm sorry I didn't get what you meant above!...

I'm sorry I didn't get what you meant above! [Blush]

I always thought the online booking window must be the same as the counter booking window (so that the field is level for everybody). Thus the...
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 4th, 2012, 00:44
Replies: 3,213
Views: 533,265
Posted By suricate
What's the closing time? Thanks. .

What's the closing time? Thanks.
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Forum: Health and Well Being in India Oct 4th, 2012, 00:29
Replies: 17
Views: 7,690
Posted By suricate
Why? :confused: The issue is lactose...

Why? :confused:

The issue is lactose intolerance, and not veganism! Butter has only traces of lactose, and so, in moderate amounts, should not be a problem for lactose intolerant people. Ghee is...
Forum: India Mike Announcements Oct 2nd, 2012, 02:07
Replies: 681
Views: 44,411
Posted By suricate
The Quick Reply box

It appears to me that some simplification can be obtained if the Quick Reply box is replaced by the so-called Advanced reply box (the one that we get on clicking on the Reply button). -- There will...
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 2nd, 2012, 01:17
Replies: 3,213
Views: 533,265
Posted By suricate
Thanks, guys. I think I'll just go for it and see...

Thanks, guys. I think I'll just go for it and see what happens (if only for the lack of a better alternative). There is always the fallback option of trying for a Tatkal ticket, if the original...
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 1st, 2012, 13:22
Replies: 3,213
Views: 533,265
Posted By suricate
Special trains query

A multitude of temporary special trains are announced by the IR during festival seasons (like now), sometimes spanning several weeks/months. The demand for tickets on such trains usually peak around...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Oct 1st, 2012, 00:40
Replies: 27
Views: 7,730
Posted By suricate
I must say, that source has generally taken...

I must say, that source has generally taken unwarranted liberties to come up with very inaccurate translations (e.g. in the above piece, there is no mention of dhal, or ghee on rutis (which are not...
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 29th, 2012, 02:27
Replies: 31
Views: 4,863
Posted By suricate
There is a community of people in Bihar, called...

There is a community of people in Bihar, called Musahars, who would agree! If the infestation gets too troublesome in some place, Musahars are called to come and catch the pests (to be used later as...
Forum: Electronics in India Sep 28th, 2012, 19:37
Replies: 31
Views: 11,573
Posted By suricate
:) The problem is, the performance of even a...

:)

The problem is, the performance of even a particular service provider can vary widely, depending on the location, even within a given city!


While I don't have personal experience with EVDO...
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 28th, 2012, 18:58
Replies: 31
Views: 4,863
Posted By suricate
If a report of seeing rats where they don't...

If a report of seeing rats where they don't belong is not entirely off topic, I've routinely seen HUGE hairy, scary rats in inpatient wards of some government hospitals in India! Of course, doctors...
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 28th, 2012, 02:30
Replies: 31
Views: 4,863
Posted By suricate
I haven't seen rats myself yet. But mice (yes,...

I haven't seen rats myself yet. But mice (yes, the four-legged kind), sure, more often than I cared to see, -- even in AC classes.
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Forum: Delhi Sep 28th, 2012, 02:14
Replies: 37
Views: 12,372
Posted By suricate
The most obvious difference is the lack of...

The most obvious difference is the lack of rose-water in the ingredients list of pantua. :)





I don't know how a Ledikeni was originally made, or what the blogger had tasted, but AFAIK, the...
Forum: Sports in India Sep 27th, 2012, 18:39
Replies: 6
Views: 2,916
Posted By suricate
It didn't have to be! You could have just said it...

It didn't have to be! You could have just said it out loud, recorded it, and posted a link to it, preceded by something like "Difficult?". -- Someone might have been duly impressed by the novel...
Forum: India Mike Announcements Sep 26th, 2012, 19:41
Replies: 681
Views: 44,411
Posted By suricate
That's the IndiaMike revenge for you! ...

That's the IndiaMike revenge for you! IndiaMikers are not supposed to visit "manymany other sites" ! :)
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Forum: Tamil Nadu Sep 25th, 2012, 11:57
Replies: 17
Views: 11,721
Posted By suricate
I don't know what the term "Siddhars" means. But...

I don't know what the term "Siddhars" means. But from the above I can guess that it means "human beings" ! ;)




Could it be because the past did actually happen, and so, some amount of digging...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Sep 25th, 2012, 02:01
Replies: 23
Views: 17,853
Posted By suricate
I can understand this for casual games. But, for...

I can understand this for casual games. But, for anything a bit more serious, it's quite beyond me why people wouldn't take full advantage of the extra freedom the board-on-table setup allows!

I...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Sep 24th, 2012, 02:48
Replies: 23
Views: 17,853
Posted By suricate
You sat at a table while playing?! Is that how...

You sat at a table while playing?! Is that how they play in Mahabalipuram?!

I thought the whole idea of setting the board on a table is so one can play standing up! -- It allows for much more...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Sep 24th, 2012, 02:03
Replies: 23
Views: 17,853
Posted By suricate
When you're playing an "Indian" game, why not do...

When you're playing an "Indian" game, why not do what many Indians do? -- Just set the board on the floor, and sit on the floor! ;)





Yes, Boric Acid powder is what is recommended. But...
Forum: India Mike Announcements Sep 24th, 2012, 01:40
Replies: 681
Views: 44,411
Posted By suricate
Yes, the right-side pane is back, and is...

Yes, the right-side pane is back, and is apparently wider than before (some 40% of the width), making the actual text of the thread too narrow!

Anyway, I've installed a new snapshot tool that...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Sep 23rd, 2012, 12:42
Replies: 7
Views: 2,311
Posted By suricate
Is that what the expression implies in British...

Is that what the expression implies in British English? It means something else in India. The following definition (American English) from the Cambridge Dictionary captures the Indian meaning quite...
Forum: Bangalore Sep 23rd, 2012, 12:19
Replies: 44
Views: 27,974
Posted By suricate
I think that would make you a PBO (Person of...

I think that would make you a PBO (Person of Bangalore Origin). The local government may even decide someday to allow you to vote in local elections. ;)
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Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Sep 23rd, 2012, 02:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By suricate
Heheh. I bet an Indian on any sort of vehicle...

Heheh. I bet an Indian on any sort of vehicle can't even comprehend being afraid of pedestrians, -- the lowest entity in the hierarchy, fit to be run over! :)
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Sep 23rd, 2012, 02:41
Replies: 23
Views: 17,853
Posted By suricate
I've never seen flour used for this purpose. I...

I've never seen flour used for this purpose. I doubt it, for the simple reason that any reasonable amount of humidity in the air would soon make the surface sticky, and unplayable. In addition, it...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Sep 22nd, 2012, 02:17
Replies: 23
Views: 17,853
Posted By suricate
I know of even giant Bengal-syle boards...

I know of even giant Bengal-syle boards (something like 48" square) getting imported into the USA. So, if the "regulation size" means the 29" square ones, it should be managable easily enough, I...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Sep 22nd, 2012, 01:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By suricate
I think the main reason for this is the lack of a...

I think the main reason for this is the lack of a choice of gears. But why did the upright posture go out of vogue? Was reducing the air-drag the only reason? The modern design certainly doesn't make...
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