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Forum: Chai and Chat Dec 3rd, 2012, 21:06
Replies: 1,143
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Posted By vinatara
frying nemo

from somewhere in internet...
Forum: Chennai (Madras) Jul 20th, 2012, 02:11
Replies: 195
Views: 41,684
Posted By vinatara
There is another aspect that people don't usually...

There is another aspect that people don't usually think about. It's a theory though so I dont own it.

People identify themselves based on their believes.. for example entire Indian culture and...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jul 18th, 2012, 02:37
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By vinatara
Its a hot 70 in ATL and our internal temperatures...

Its a hot 70 in ATL and our internal temperatures are at a comfortable 65.... i am really baffled by why we do this too.
I remember when i was traveling overnight in an a/c bus from Chennai to...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jul 13th, 2012, 01:45
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By vinatara
Not sure if i should have created a new forum for...

Not sure if i should have created a new forum for this, but since this one says Funny little things without any boundary. here is an interesting read from BBC News. We do know there are many words...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jul 10th, 2012, 20:23
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By vinatara
Yes, no one would today. I should have been clear...

Yes, no one would today. I should have been clear on defining 'olden days'... say 200+ yrs ago.. :)
In some specific traditions, they wear it on the wedding ceremony (only)...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jul 6th, 2012, 21:40
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By vinatara
But Toe rings should not be so common in outside...

But Toe rings should not be so common in outside India are they? Some women in India wear toe rings to mark that they are married. In olden days i think even married men used to wear them.
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 28th, 2012, 23:11
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By vinatara
Funny Little Things...

Am currently working in the US and today during lunch, an American friend asked me a very 'sensitive cultural' question, that she wasn't sure whom to ask. I was all apprehensive about what it would...
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:13
Replies: 157
Views: 120,597
Posted By vinatara
Thanks Bissa.

Thanks Bissa.
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 18th, 2008, 12:05
Replies: 157
Views: 120,597
Posted By vinatara
Boarding Train at different station, but same ticket

I have booked a train ticket from Madurai to Chennai next month. The train actually goes via Trichy. I had slight changes in my travel plans such that i need to catch the same train at Trichy instead...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 23rd, 2008, 12:34
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By vinatara
Is there an egyptmike.com ?

Dear All:

I am traveling to egypt in 3-4 weeks for a short business trip. Can anyone give me pointers to any site which provides similar information on Egypt like indiamike does for India?
(...
Forum: Chai and Chat May 30th, 2008, 12:17
Replies: 66
Views: 5,091
Posted By vinatara
Think about it from the animal perspective.....

Think about it from the animal perspective.. "humans have reproduced and spread across the world, put concrete nests throughout the planet, wiped out lots of species.." well all other living beings ,...
Forum: Chennai (Madras) May 29th, 2008, 20:21
Replies: 577
Views: 208,125
Posted By vinatara
Not sure if someone has mentioned this before in...

Not sure if someone has mentioned this before in this thread - The New Yorkers, in Gemini Circle, is a good, less expensive & small place for pure Veggie + mexican food. It may not be authentic...
Forum: Tamil Nadu May 28th, 2008, 21:06
Replies: 15
Views: 2,966
Posted By vinatara
[QUOTE=snonymous;488491] Tamil and Kannada...

[QUOTE=snonymous;488491]

Tamil and Kannada are distinct languages, some words may be similar, but Tamil is a Dravidian language. The 2 states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are neighbours.

QUOTE]...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 25th, 2006, 13:37
Replies: 34
Views: 4,858
Posted By vinatara
I think why OM is written in a certain way is...

I think why OM is written in a certain way is story that every language has it.. so there probably wont be a specific reason and is more closely attached to the way it was written in the language.....
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Apr 23rd, 2006, 11:06
Replies: 22
Views: 3,607
Posted By vinatara
Whistling at dogs when u wanan test if they would...

Whistling at dogs when u wanan test if they would be friends... yea i know that one, it worked for me in chennai but something different while i was in Bangalore..

Bangalore streets dogs are big...
Forum: India Expat Area Apr 11th, 2006, 18:11
Replies: 52
Views: 20,820
Posted By vinatara
Isnt black Mamba from africa rather than...

Isnt black Mamba from africa rather than australia??
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Apr 11th, 2006, 18:03
Replies: 52
Views: 9,621
Posted By vinatara
I will try my best to explain though i am not an...

I will try my best to explain though i am not an authority in their receipes...

Aapam which seems to be popularly known looks more like dosa and its a kinda crepe in which the batter is poured on...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Apr 11th, 2006, 13:21
Replies: 52
Views: 9,621
Posted By vinatara
kandharappam, paal paniyaram, vellai paniyaram,...

kandharappam, paal paniyaram, vellai paniyaram, ravappaniyaram, paal kozhukattai, ceeyam, appam (diff from aapam), ukkarai, manavalam, masala ceeyam - some of the south indian (non spicy) items u...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Apr 11th, 2006, 09:14
Replies: 8
Views: 2,841
Posted By vinatara
I think the thumb rule is the other way around....

I think the thumb rule is the other way around. If you had noticed, its the male which is colorful and beautiful in most species - (except humans may be... ;-) )

there is a curious link between...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Apr 11th, 2006, 00:02
Replies: 202
Views: 23,607
Posted By vinatara
I know an astrologer who can generate teh...

I know an astrologer who can generate teh horoscope and list down the future with just birth date , time and place. He neednt see or know the person or his/her name!

May be its a science and we...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Apr 9th, 2006, 20:52
Replies: 8
Views: 2,841
Posted By vinatara
Between Rameshwaram and Chennai, around south of...

Between Rameshwaram and Chennai, around south of trichy there is a natural habitat where peacocks are still seen in wild. There was a talk some years back that this would become national sanctuary...
Forum: Chennai (Madras) Apr 6th, 2006, 19:50
Replies: 12
Views: 4,002
Posted By vinatara
Temple towers is inbetween Saidapet bus terminus...

Temple towers is inbetween Saidapet bus terminus and Teynampet signal! Do you wanna verify the directions again? or am i missing something?
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Apr 5th, 2006, 18:08
Replies: 4,033
Views: 701,166
Posted By vinatara
Some time in 1990, when we used to write dates in...

Some time in 1990, when we used to write dates in DD/MM/YY format it was

12:34:56 7/8/90 (afternoon 12 hrs, 34 mins, 56 sec, 7-Aug-90)

They said , this will never happen in our life again.......
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 24th, 2006, 13:09
Replies: 33
Views: 7,853
Posted By vinatara
prefab - Pre Fabricated structures

prefab - Pre Fabricated structures
Forum: Chennai (Madras) Mar 14th, 2006, 00:20
Replies: 83
Views: 7,450
Posted By vinatara
oooh! green chutney's are usually hot, may be the...

oooh! green chutney's are usually hot, may be the green chillis... !

One cannot blame a traveller for expressing their views. Its not just an outsider, even within india I have heard many who have...
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