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Forum: Health and Well Being in India Feb 10th, 2009, 01:19
Replies: 24
Views: 18,887
Posted By samir_brd
Get LASIK done instead

For this kind of money, why not get LASIK done instead. I got my eyes treated at New Vision Laser Centers in Hyderabad, and I feel just great.
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Feb 10th, 2009, 01:15
Replies: 2
Views: 2,728
Posted By samir_brd
Ophthalmologist at Hyderabad

For the Ophthalmologist, I would recommend Dr. Syed Maaz at New Vision Laser Centers, opp. Hyderabad Nursing Home, Basheerbagh. I got LASIK done by him. It was a great experience.
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jun 18th, 2006, 01:01
Replies: 256
Views: 45,119
Posted By samir_brd
Less snow on Rohtang

It is nice to be concerned about the environment. Whatever nature has given us must be treated with care, and the we must do all we can to safeguard the balance of natural forces.

However, one has...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh May 29th, 2006, 20:18
Replies: 256
Views: 45,119
Posted By samir_brd
Travel Manali-Leh

Just for everyone's info:

I left Naggar at 4 a.m. on the 27th, and reached Rohtang (avoiding the Manali-Rohtang Traffic) around 8 a.m. I was driving a Tavera and was travelling with my family and...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India May 14th, 2006, 11:07
Replies: 10
Views: 3,104
Posted By samir_brd
Mules

Yes, It is no problem to hire mules at Auli. Should cost you about 150-200 Rs. per day. You can also hire porters, though that is probably done better at Joshimath.

It should not rain around June...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Apr 5th, 2006, 08:54
Replies: 4
Views: 3,617
Posted By samir_brd
Jammu-Srinagar-Leh-Kaza-Tabo-Sangla-Shimla

I plan to undertake this tour, driving myself in a Tavera from the 23rd of May till the 7th of June.

I just saw some posts on this forum that I should not attempt to cross the Zozila Pass before...
Forum: Electronics in India Apr 5th, 2006, 08:33
Replies: 16
Views: 24,612
Posted By samir_brd
GPS in India

To the best of my knowledge, only maps of Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore are available, and I am not too sure these will work on all platforms.

Currently, the GPS will only be useful to you to carry...
Forum: Jammu & Kashmir Mar 10th, 2006, 17:26
Replies: 0
Views: 1,796
Posted By samir_brd
Good Taxi Service

We arim to go by car from Jammu to Leh, via Srinagar, and return to the plains to Chandigarh, via Sarchu, Keylong, Kaza, Rampur and Shimla to Chandigarh.

While we have one car ( a Tavera), since...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Jan 21st, 2006, 08:42
Replies: 3
Views: 1,826
Posted By samir_brd
Srinagar-Leh Road

I want to travel from Srinagar to Leh around the 25th of May. Is the road usually open by this time?

Regards
Samir
Forum: Photography Jan 18th, 2006, 16:08
Replies: 102
Views: 9,817
Posted By samir_brd
Canon Vs. Nikon

I own a Nikon D50, which i love, and have never used a Canon. Having owned a digital SLR with a single lens (a 18-55) for a few months has made me extremely conscious of the need for different lenses...
Forum: Electronics in India Jan 18th, 2006, 10:01
Replies: 164
Views: 136,649
Posted By samir_brd
CDMA Costs for handsets

You can't use a handset from another operator. You must buy the handset from Reliance only, which has a limited number of offerings. You could of course also use the Reliance connection to make...
Forum: Electronics in India Jan 17th, 2006, 16:44
Replies: 164
Views: 136,649
Posted By samir_brd
Cdma2000

There are two CDMA internet offerings in the country. Tata Indicom and Reliance. Reliance has the better all India coverage. But in pockets, Tata Indicom is preety good.

You can buy a PCMCIA card...
Forum: Gujarat Jan 15th, 2006, 09:37
Replies: 6
Views: 3,161
Posted By samir_brd
Weather in AHMEDABAD

hI, Ahmedabad should be warmer than Bangalore, with the minumum night temp in the 12-17 degree range. I don't think you need warm clothes. It is actually very pleasant during the mornings and...
Forum: Assam Dec 5th, 2005, 10:07
Replies: 9
Views: 3,814
Posted By samir_brd
Travelling in the NorthEast

I would also like to travel to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in May next year, driving myself, along with my family which includes a couple of small kids. I would like to go to Tezpur, Kaziranga, and...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh May 16th, 2005, 07:42
Replies: 2
Views: 2,561
Posted By samir_brd
Mobile Phones in HP

I am going on a road trip from Chandigarh to Kaza and back. I would like to carry a cell phone, if it would work!!

I am told that BSNL has the best network in HP. Is this true? Do cell phones work...
Forum: Domestic India Flights May 13th, 2005, 20:04
Replies: 10
Views: 12,201
Posted By samir_brd
Duty on Laptops

Dear Kaushiks,

Good for you!

I think the present system is much nicer than entering things on your passport. As Kaushiks friend realized, they really don't care about laptops coming in duty...
Forum: Domestic India Flights May 10th, 2005, 08:38
Replies: 10
Views: 12,201
Posted By samir_brd
Duty on Laptops

The customs officers have some leeway in deciding the price of the machine. They usually have a book which has prices of some models. This book does not usually have any of the latest models, and if...
Forum: Domestic India Flights May 9th, 2005, 22:07
Replies: 10
Views: 12,201
Posted By samir_brd
Duty on Laptops

Technically, you are allowed only one laptop duty free. Does not matter whether it is new or old. If more than one is carried, then theoretically, your friend will have to pay a duty of 50%, on the...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh May 7th, 2005, 01:02
Replies: 10
Views: 2,473
Posted By samir_brd
Thanks, Dhananjay

Dear Dhananjay,

Thanks for your info. I am going to follow your plan too.

How did you get the information about the new road around the landslide area being open?

Regards
Samir
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Mar 23rd, 2005, 02:08
Replies: 10
Views: 2,473
Posted By samir_brd
Trip to Himachal in Early June

I am planning the following trip. I want to start on May 27th from Ambala

Day 1: Ambala to Thanedar
Day 2: Thanedar to Sangla
Day 3: Sangla
Day 4: Sangla to Kalpa
Day 5: Kalpa
Day 6: Kalpa...
Forum: Kullu and Manali Mar 21st, 2005, 20:06
Replies: 6
Views: 3,132
Posted By samir_brd
Rampur, River Rafting, Road to Manali

I was wondering if anyone has had experience in River Rafting at Rampur, and know of any operators who work there.

Also, can someone advice me on whether there is a direct route from Rampur to...
Forum: Uttarakhand Mar 19th, 2005, 11:48
Replies: 12
Views: 5,906
Posted By samir_brd
As per my earlier post, the Mayawati Ashram is...

As per my earlier post, the Mayawati Ashram is not far from Abott Mount. You can try and stay there.

Else, there are hotels and guesthouses at Lohaghat, which is also close by, but at a couple of...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Mar 17th, 2005, 00:41
Replies: 18
Views: 43,634
Posted By samir_brd
Laser Eye Surgery Cost

I forgot to mention the cost.

Depending on whether you go for regular or customized treatment, the cost will vary between 30000 to 40000 Rs. for two eyes.

Regards
Samir Shah
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Mar 17th, 2005, 00:37
Replies: 18
Views: 43,634
Posted By samir_brd
Laser Eye Surgery Recommendation

My wife is an ophthalmologist, Dr. Rupal Shah, whose speciality is laser vision correction. She practices at Mumbai, at the LaseRx clinic, and at Vadodara, at the New Vision Laser Centers. She has...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Mar 12th, 2005, 00:05
Replies: 6
Views: 2,496
Posted By samir_brd
I found out that the BRO has completed all but...

I found out that the BRO has completed all but 400 metres of the road bypassing the landslide area in 2004. Hopefully, it will be complete by the time we do the trip in May this year

Samir
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