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Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Oct 28th, 2010, 18:24
Replies: 137
Views: 18,197
Posted By Vasko
I have seen the slaughter at the Kali temple. It...

I have seen the slaughter at the Kali temple. It was an oddly compelling affair. The drums beating at an epileptic rhythm; the heads coming off; the heads being kicked around by the beheaded animals...
Forum: Goa Oct 12th, 2009, 21:24
Replies: 10
Views: 4,077
Posted By Vasko
"Oh , I am feeling so lazy while typing this. I...

"Oh , I am feeling so lazy while typing this. I donít know how boring this would be to read, but I donít care. I am enjoying myself."

This really sums it up nicely. ;)

Palolem is a beautiful...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Oct 12th, 2009, 21:09
Replies: 132
Views: 34,043
Posted By Vasko
Now that the general underlying reasons for the...

Now that the general underlying reasons for the laughing have pretty much been revealed, I'll just share a couple of experiences of my own.

I was doing a tour of a temple in Trichy with a hired...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Oct 6th, 2009, 21:45
Replies: 912
Views: 46,926
Posted By Vasko
Some scholars would say art and artistic...

Some scholars would say art and artistic creativity are independent from religion, yet may nonetheless be forms of spirituality.
Forum: Sikkim Aug 1st, 2009, 16:44
Replies: 374
Views: 56,390
Posted By Vasko
I agree, the family initiated the public search...

I agree, the family initiated the public search process which lead to great success, too! What I'm saying is I feel a bit of a voyeur following the journey of a man who is completely unaware that his...
Forum: Sikkim Jul 31st, 2009, 19:25
Replies: 374
Views: 56,390
Posted By Vasko
This whole series of events has a voyeuristic...

This whole series of events has a voyeuristic feel that makes me uneasy somehow. The "lost" person and his family should not feel obligated on any level to reveal to an internet community any...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India May 11th, 2009, 22:17
Replies: 26
Views: 6,921
Posted By Vasko
How do these big shops stay in business? Do they...

How do these big shops stay in business? Do they really sell that much stuff abroad?
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Feb 18th, 2009, 00:19
Replies: 92
Views: 11,001
Posted By Vasko
Apparently it reopened really quickly after the...

Apparently it reopened really quickly after the attacks. See story: http://news.smh.com.au/world/mumbais-leopolds-cafe-reopens-20081130-6ns9.html

Haven't been there after, though. I would also...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Feb 5th, 2009, 21:47
Replies: 25
Views: 5,803
Posted By Vasko
We are now sitting on the sofa with our bellies...

We are now sitting on the sofa with our bellies full, so it is time to a) thank you for your tips and input, and b) give an "objective" report on how our palak paneer turned out.

First of all, a...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Feb 3rd, 2009, 22:19
Replies: 25
Views: 5,803
Posted By Vasko
Quite optimistic! cool:

Quite optimistic! cool:
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Feb 3rd, 2009, 15:04
Replies: 25
Views: 5,803
Posted By Vasko
Thank you all for the tips and suggestions! My...

Thank you all for the tips and suggestions! My mouth is already watering, palak paneer is one of my favorite Indian dishes. We'll be having a go at it on Thursday, so we'll be reporting on how it...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Feb 2nd, 2009, 21:54
Replies: 25
Views: 5,803
Posted By Vasko
Hi cardamom, We intend to buy the cheese in...

Hi cardamom,

We intend to buy the cheese in a shop, though there is not any specifically paneer available here in Finland... so we will try something else, maybe ricotta cheese or Finnish homemade...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Feb 2nd, 2009, 01:16
Replies: 25
Views: 5,803
Posted By Vasko
Palak Paneer questions?

Hi all,

We've set our minds on making palak paneer at home, and have searched the internet for recipes. A couple of questions to those of you who have experience in preparing it:

Do you prefer...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jan 14th, 2009, 20:23
Replies: 66
Views: 63,367
Posted By Vasko
Wow, thanks everyone for the input, this turned...

Wow, thanks everyone for the input, this turned out to be a cross-cultural issue. And the waist-string seems to combine religious tradition and practicality to pretty good effect.

I checked and...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jan 14th, 2009, 01:18
Replies: 66
Views: 63,367
Posted By Vasko
So children from all castes wear these then? ...

So children from all castes wear these then?

(Excuse the overly inquisitive mood.)
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jan 14th, 2009, 00:57
Replies: 66
Views: 63,367
Posted By Vasko
Ok, thanks, it's getting clearer. Does anyone...

Ok, thanks, it's getting clearer. Does anyone know the roots behind this tradition? Why the string, in particular?

I want to get to the bottom of this!;)
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jan 14th, 2009, 00:42
Replies: 66
Views: 63,367
Posted By Vasko
Thanks. How is a thin string supposed to prevent...

Thanks. How is a thin string supposed to prevent hernia? And is the evil eye a religious thing? :confused:
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jan 14th, 2009, 00:30
Replies: 66
Views: 63,367
Posted By Vasko
Waist-strings on Indian children?

I didn't find an appropriate forum for this question, so I'll ask it here...

What is the reason for waist-strings on really small Indian kids? Often they are naked apart from this string. Please...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jan 8th, 2009, 22:11
Replies: 26
Views: 6,921
Posted By Vasko
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jan 8th, 2009, 22:03
Replies: 26
Views: 6,921
Posted By Vasko
They offered to do this, but we declined as we...

They offered to do this, but we declined as we are fearful & law-abiding citizens. :laugh:

Oh, on a side note, I threatened to spread the word of their shabby customer service if they don't offer...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jan 8th, 2009, 20:46
Replies: 26
Views: 6,921
Posted By Vasko
Thanks (to capt mahajan too)... It's full...

Thanks (to capt mahajan too)...

It's full of classic books on India!:rolleyes:
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jan 8th, 2009, 20:43
Replies: 26
Views: 6,921
Posted By Vasko
The single bookshelf stands at over 2 meters and...

The single bookshelf stands at over 2 meters and is less than half a meter wide. It is a beautiful dark wood (teak, I think) and had already been nicely worn down by time before the shipping episode...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jan 8th, 2009, 17:30
Replies: 26
Views: 6,921
Posted By Vasko
A bit of a horror story re buying and shipping stuff from India

Iím writing this post to reveal some of the things you may run into if you plan to buy furniture or other large items in India and wish to ship them back home. In part it is a warning not to be as...
Forum: Indian Railways Oct 31st, 2008, 20:52
Replies: 18
Views: 7,073
Posted By Vasko
I have been in 2SL when the law has actually been...

I have been in 2SL when the law has actually been enforced. Everyone without a reserved berth was kicked out at the next station after inspection. I was happy. :) I hate it when people cram into the...
Forum: India Expat Area Oct 17th, 2008, 16:35
Replies: 28
Views: 7,164
Posted By Vasko
Good luck with that! ;)

Good luck with that! ;)
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