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Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Aug 20th, 2018, 23:03
Replies: 6
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Posted By Golghar
Welcome back! I still remember the meetup at...

Welcome back! I still remember the meetup at Twickenham where you told us about Private James Daly.
Now for your question - Gaumukh should be easily doable in October. Uttarkashi is the place to...
Forum: Bihar Aug 18th, 2018, 23:30
Replies: 37
Views: 16,452
Posted By Golghar
I think it was still in use as a granary in the...

I think it was still in use as a granary in the 1960s.
Forum: Indian Railways Aug 18th, 2018, 23:27
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Golghar
Just enter their passport numbers. This works on...

Just enter their passport numbers. This works on IRCTC so it should work on Cleartrip.
Forum: Bihar Aug 18th, 2018, 23:22
Replies: 37
Views: 16,452
Posted By Golghar
I have never been inside the edifice. I'll do it...

I have never been inside the edifice. I'll do it on my next trip.
Forum: Chai and Chat Aug 17th, 2018, 14:47
Replies: 31
Views: 589
Posted By Golghar
You shouldn't expect anything of the sort from...

You shouldn't expect anything of the sort from these people. One look at the current Chief Minister of UP tells all.
Forum: Chai and Chat Aug 16th, 2018, 17:35
Replies: 31
Views: 589
Posted By Golghar
Question It is worst among "martial races" for whom...

It is worst among "martial races" for whom "father-in-law" is a word of abuse .
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 15th, 2018, 16:59
Replies: 247
Views: 7,624
Posted By Golghar
Wow! It used to come in a cylindrical tin...

Wow!
It used to come in a cylindrical tin container with a red plastic cap. At boarding-school other boys used your toothpaste but no one touched your tooth powder so a tin of Dentonic lasted a...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 14th, 2018, 00:12
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Golghar
That reminds me of Saint Jack by Paul Theroux.

That reminds me of Saint Jack by Paul Theroux.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 14th, 2018, 00:09
Replies: 247
Views: 7,624
Posted By Golghar
Does Dentonic tooth powder still exist?

Does Dentonic tooth powder still exist?
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 13th, 2018, 21:36
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Golghar
(Saint) Paul?

(Saint) Paul?
Forum: Delhi Aug 12th, 2018, 23:46
Replies: 54
Views: 1,920
Posted By Golghar
You can buy a metro card at the IGI airport metro...

You can buy a metro card at the IGI airport metro station at Terminal 3 and use it on the airport line. Before you can use it on other lines it has to be "endorsed" at customer care at a metro...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 12th, 2018, 23:18
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Golghar
Read all about it here: ...

Read all about it here:

...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 12th, 2018, 15:26
Replies: 247
Views: 7,624
Posted By Golghar
So back on topic: Smallpox ...

So back on topic: Smallpox

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-45101091

I still remember vaccination certificates being checked rigorously when one alighted from an aircraft just...
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Aug 12th, 2018, 14:43
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Golghar
How far north is this? Once you get to Aceh you...

How far north is this? Once you get to Aceh you won't see women with thier heads left uncovered.
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 12th, 2018, 12:52
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Golghar
V.S.Naipaul 1932-2018

Mr. Stone and the Knights Companion is still out of print.

This is the 1977 Penguin edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Stone-Knights-Companion-Naipaul/dp/0140037128
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 12th, 2018, 12:42
Replies: 611
Views: 48,799
Posted By Golghar
Another "live" radio broadcast: ...

Another "live" radio broadcast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-e3HHkOQN0

This is from Jailor (1958) - Lata/Rajinder Krishan/Madan Mohan - but it sounds very dated, like something from the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Aug 11th, 2018, 21:16
Replies: 37
Views: 1,111
Posted By Golghar
Back to the bad old days: ...

Back to the bad old days:

http://www.folkarchive.de/history/julius.html
Forum: Indian Railways Aug 11th, 2018, 19:30
Replies: 1,664
Views: 176,589
Posted By Golghar
In British India (that included Burma till 1937)...

In British India (that included Burma till 1937) trains sometimes even left before time:



Source:http://www.telelib.com/authors/O/OrwellGeorge/prose/BurmeseDays/chapter23.html

And in those...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 11th, 2018, 19:18
Replies: 611
Views: 48,799
Posted By Golghar
Another mujra from Sautela Bhai: ...

Another mujra from Sautela Bhai:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2feUIohwTLg

Anil Biswas was one of the greatest!
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 11th, 2018, 19:12
Replies: 247
Views: 7,624
Posted By Golghar
Himachal apples are American in origin: ...

Himachal apples are American in origin:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyananda_Stokes

The Johnny Appleseed of Kotgarh.

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/k/kipling/rudyard/plain/chapter1.html
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 11th, 2018, 12:33
Replies: 611
Views: 48,799
Posted By Golghar
Kali Topi Laal Rumal (1959) also had music by...

Kali Topi Laal Rumal (1959) also had music by Chitragupta.

Another song on the same theme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7ekltFSw-I

This is from Sautela Bhai (1962) - Shailendra/Anil...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 11th, 2018, 05:21
Replies: 611
Views: 48,799
Posted By Golghar
Thread needs a bump; ...

Thread needs a bump;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkdba46FHlM

Laagi Nahin Chhute Raam (1963) Majrooh Sultanpuri/Chitragupta; Manna Dey and Asha Bhonsle on Mehmood and Helen.

This was one...
Forum: Chai and Chat Aug 10th, 2018, 02:45
Replies: 97
Views: 1,669
Posted By Golghar
Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of Midnight's...

Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of Midnight's Children on my bookshelf so I can't quote from it but those familiar with the book might guess what this reminds me of.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Aug 10th, 2018, 00:36
Replies: 37
Views: 1,111
Posted By Golghar
Film recommendations: ...

Film recommendations:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_King_in_New_York

http://icarusfilms.com/if-crim

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Front

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail,_Caesar!
Forum: Delhi Aug 8th, 2018, 21:43
Replies: 9
Views: 3,341
Posted By Golghar
Stellar inflation, if you ask me!

Stellar inflation, if you ask me!
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