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Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Nov 3rd, 2017, 10:54
Replies: 21
Views: 2,321
Posted By Alohaguy
Went to Kolkata after 45 years in 2015. It is...

Went to Kolkata after 45 years in 2015. It is crowded but safe for walking around. Metro is good but starts on weekends at 10am! Metro is only one line and looks and feels like it was never...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Nov 2nd, 2017, 03:43
Replies: 42
Views: 5,544
Posted By Alohaguy
Family is what brings me back too . Places from...

Family is what brings me back too . Places from childhood are still fun though surroundings have gone to dogs. Not sure how old you are Capt but, I remember Kashmiri gate with all those parks like...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Nov 1st, 2017, 11:34
Replies: 42
Views: 5,544
Posted By Alohaguy
I grew up in Delhi but left in 1970s. In 2015 My...

I grew up in Delhi but left in 1970s. In 2015 My wife (Japanese) and I went to CP. Was surprised to see sophisticated network of well dressed touts who hand you over to the next tout using cell...
Forum: Jammu & Kashmir May 5th, 2015, 01:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By Alohaguy
Thanks for the reply! Kashmir has a special place...

Thanks for the reply! Kashmir has a special place in my heart. We were there for 3 years before the problems started.
Enjoy your trip!
Forum: Jammu & Kashmir May 4th, 2015, 09:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By Alohaguy
Srinagar

Kensamal2,
Please continue to write your experiences for rest of the trip. Post pictures too!

If it ok with Indiamike polities, please do mention the agent you used and price paid for the whole...
Forum: Varanasi Aug 31st, 2014, 10:15
Replies: 33
Views: 4,923
Posted By Alohaguy
Of course there is no way to Kyotofy or Japanofy...

Of course there is no way to Kyotofy or Japanofy anything. Varanasi is Modi's constituency and he is interested in cleaning up the Ganges and the city. We can only wait and see.

I do feel like...
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Apr 14th, 2014, 15:32
Replies: 148
Views: 13,934
Posted By Alohaguy
Great report BB! You have a good writing style. ...

Great report BB! You have a good writing style.

Your guide's remarks about Hay fever is true. Some time back in history, Japan decided to plant whole bunch of Cedar trees. These trees blow out...
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Apr 12th, 2014, 16:24
Replies: 148
Views: 13,934
Posted By Alohaguy
Have been living in Japan from before the...

Have been living in Japan from before the earthquake and have visited before that many times. Bholebaba, your observations are right on!

As for politeness, it may not be from the heart but it...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Sep 16th, 2013, 16:24
Replies: 4
Views: 4,204
Posted By Alohaguy
I went to college in Dhanbad in the sixties. ...

I went to college in Dhanbad in the sixties. There were quite many Anglo Indians there who worked for Eastern and South Eastern Railways. There was a club called Lindsey Club. We joined that club...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Jul 16th, 2013, 15:49
Replies: 25
Views: 3,976
Posted By Alohaguy
He was a consummate actor. RIP Pran sahib.

He was a consummate actor.
RIP Pran sahib.
Forum: You Are Not Alone Jul 14th, 2013, 04:53
Replies: 5
Views: 2,335
Posted By Alohaguy
Interesting topic!

General feelings as described in that blog are true. Individual experiences are a different story. For me it was a struggle from day one. But I also had resolved not to go back as a "failure". ...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jul 11th, 2013, 15:35
Replies: 25
Views: 2,838
Posted By Alohaguy
Do Not surrender your passport!

Follow NYCank's advice. Do not surrender your passport. Local officials make their own rules with impunity. If needed, get a lawyer to represent you.
Good Luck.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Mar 29th, 2013, 21:48
Replies: 650
Views: 89,866
Posted By Alohaguy
That is indeed correct. I have tried twice in...

That is indeed correct. I have tried twice in the last 2 years and always got a six months multiple entry. I was told that to get anything longer, I must apply from the US.
Forum: Marriage related Visa Questions Jan 8th, 2013, 15:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,624
Posted By Alohaguy
It has been a few decades but for whatever it is...

It has been a few decades but for whatever it is worth:

A marriage certificate issued by a court at Tis Hazari Delhi was accepted by Japanese government as well as American government as...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Jan 6th, 2013, 14:22
Replies: 10
Views: 2,856
Posted By Alohaguy
Fond memories....

When I was a teenager studying at Indian School of Mines Dhanbad in the sixties, there was a large population of Anglo-Indians there. Most of them had members who worked as Engineers in the...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Jan 3rd, 2013, 15:18
Replies: 11
Views: 3,093
Posted By Alohaguy
Is it possible to get certified in it?

Is it possible to get certified in it?
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Dec 25th, 2012, 12:58
Replies: 14
Views: 6,023
Posted By Alohaguy
Sneakers are definitely ok in Bukhara or any...

Sneakers are definitely ok in Bukhara or any other fancy restaurant. I never take dress shoes to India and have no problem at all. Jeans and polo shirt is fine too. I would avoid t-shirts.
Forum: International India Flights Nov 22nd, 2012, 04:55
Replies: 22
Views: 6,006
Posted By Alohaguy
Regarding food, stewardesses did give us (wife, I...

Regarding food, stewardesses did give us (wife, I and son) extra cans of beer without asking. May be that is why food tasted good!!!
Forum: Marriage related Visa Questions Nov 21st, 2012, 15:36
Replies: 9
Views: 2,696
Posted By Alohaguy
Similar questions have been asked many times at...

Similar questions have been asked many times at IM. Do a search and you will find answers to your questions and also to questions you have not thought about yet!
Good luck to you.
Forum: International India Flights Nov 21st, 2012, 15:22
Replies: 22
Views: 6,006
Posted By Alohaguy
Flew from Tokyo to Delhi in 2008 last. NEVER...

Flew from Tokyo to Delhi in 2008 last. NEVER again ........
It wiped all good memories of Air India of my younger days.

And yes, they do provide blankets and pillows. Food is nice! It is just...
Forum: Crossing the Border Nov 18th, 2012, 07:26
Replies: 28
Views: 7,580
Posted By Alohaguy
drk, Could you also describe as to what...

drk,
Could you also describe as to what happened at the conference there. What was discussed / talked about? Any repeat of this conference in India / Nepal /Bangladesh?

Excellent reading and...
Forum: Crossing the Border Nov 12th, 2012, 06:38
Replies: 28
Views: 7,580
Posted By Alohaguy
More Please

drk,
Very good start!

Please answer Asishda's question. There are others looking for answers.

More please...........
Forum: Marriage related Visa Questions Mar 28th, 2012, 06:20
Replies: 38
Views: 6,980
Posted By Alohaguy
The fact that you have never met him other than...

The fact that you have never met him other than online is going to make things very difficult. As RWHFY suggested, you need to talk to an immigration attorney before planning anything. It is...
Forum: India Expat Area Jan 5th, 2012, 04:27
Replies: 87
Views: 17,687
Posted By Alohaguy
This short thread has been one of my favorite...

This short thread has been one of my favorite ones. The attitude and responses of all have been excellent. Thanks Sho Ra Na* for starting the thread and have a happy life!
Aloha
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jan 4th, 2012, 15:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Alohaguy
My memory of both places is dated. I lived in...

My memory of both places is dated. I lived in Dehradun for 8 years but it was in the seventies!! I hope some other IMer jumps in here and give you some suggestions. Dilli Wala is one of those...
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