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Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Today, 14:48
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Posted By Nick-H
Living in India on a regular tourist visa

Obsolete? The whole world has been chip'n'pin for ages, and, eventually, India caught up. You should always be asked to enter your PIN. I'd worry if I didn't have to.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Yesterday, 21:55
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Nick-H
Yep. Let the sinless do all the work :D

Yep. Let the sinless do all the work :D
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Yesterday, 21:54
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Nick-H
Remember that your "ten-year" visa was called a...

Remember that your "ten-year" visa was called a "six-month" visa in much of the world until quite recently.

Now, as I understand it, a whole one-year visa is available on line in UK. I think two...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Yesterday, 18:15
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Nick-H
Fairwell Kolkata

Happy trails, Vandy and Bro. It was good to meet you both and I hope you pass this way again.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Yesterday, 18:08
Replies: 122
Views: 5,427
Posted By Nick-H
Living in India on a regular tourist visa

I think RuPay still exists.

Also, hunch is that debit and credit cards may be differently treated.

Also, I've seen revulsion in the eyes when I point a foreign card at them... I stick it in...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Yesterday, 11:55
Replies: 122
Views: 5,427
Posted By Nick-H
Living in India on a regular tourist visa

About cards, my suspicion is that if it is, egg, Visa, it just works. Not all the world's banks use the major international card companies. Even Indian debit card are Visa. India is part of the...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Mar 21st, 2019, 21:03
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Nick-H
That was quick. They don't hang around, these...

That was quick. They don't hang around, these days. Make an announcement and then actually implement it straight away? Makes me dizzy!


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Forum: International India Flights Mar 21st, 2019, 21:01
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Nick-H
You are going to have fun when they ask you to...

You are going to have fun when they ask you to put all your metal items in the tray :laugh:
Forum: Introduce Yourself Mar 21st, 2019, 19:19
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Nick-H
10 yr tourist visa hassles

Oh yes. I forgot.

In other words... Wrong again!
Forum: Introduce Yourself Mar 20th, 2019, 22:53
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Nick-H
Actually, I think the page comes from the books...

Actually, I think the page comes from the books of America, European countries (+- UK as appropriate on the day of reading) etc, where many Indians are (probably regularly?) refused permission on...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Mar 20th, 2019, 22:36
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Nick-H
What makes you guys think he is old? Could be 27...

What makes you guys think he is old? Could be 27 :D
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Mar 20th, 2019, 22:34
Replies: 122
Views: 5,427
Posted By Nick-H
But then it would always not work, not sometimes.

But then it would always not work, not sometimes.
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Mar 20th, 2019, 22:33
Replies: 4,007
Views: 420,621
Posted By Nick-H
Looks like you might still have another few weeks.

Looks like you might still have another few weeks.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Mar 20th, 2019, 14:01
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Nick-H
10 yr tourist visa hassles

Really? Would have thought that such stuff works be very much Central government stuff. Apart from the rumours about Bangalore!

I know I know, it sounds preachy and all, especially as I sit here...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Mar 20th, 2019, 13:47
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By Nick-H
Just relocated to Goa

I am expecting my VW Polo to reach the age of ten. It is five this summer. I think it will be capable of being driven longer than I am capable of driving it.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Mar 20th, 2019, 00:26
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Nick-H
That's a whole other story.

That's a whole other story.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Mar 20th, 2019, 00:23
Replies: 122
Views: 5,427
Posted By Nick-H
OK, zif... Thanks. I stand corrected :)

OK, zif... Thanks. I stand corrected :)
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Mar 19th, 2019, 20:53
Replies: 15,346
Views: 1,272,778
Posted By Nick-H
You didn't get my reference to enjoying...

You didn't get my reference to enjoying non-veggie toffu! Tuna flakes are certainly not vegan.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Mar 19th, 2019, 20:51
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By Nick-H
:rofl: Yes, I certainly wouldn't mind having...

:rofl:

Yes, I certainly wouldn't mind having that option! :D
Forum: Introduce Yourself Mar 19th, 2019, 20:48
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By Nick-H
It was inevitable. Whilst you are the first...

It was inevitable. Whilst you are the first person I've hear of getting this treatment, I'm sure you won't be the last.

Your choices are to stay out of India longer, or to find a legitimate...
Forum: International India Flights Mar 19th, 2019, 20:43
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Nick-H
If you don't mind everybody pointing and...

If you don't mind everybody pointing and giggling, you could wear one of those photographer's waistcoats! :D

In general, though, stuffing my pockets is one way that I maximise "carry-on." And you...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Mar 19th, 2019, 18:07
Replies: 15,346
Views: 1,272,778
Posted By Nick-H
One of the reasons I dislike ploughmans' lunch!

One of the reasons I dislike ploughmans' lunch!
Forum: Introduce Yourself Mar 19th, 2019, 14:44
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By Nick-H
Just relocated to Goa

Sounds like a blessed life Indeed, Nav. :)
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Mar 19th, 2019, 14:36
Replies: 33
Views: 871
Posted By Nick-H
Metal water bottles on flights

Not particularly my strength either, but I think some acids can be stored in some plastics. There are one or two acids that you can't store in glass.

I had a childhood confusion between meths and...
Forum: Electronics in India Mar 19th, 2019, 14:28
Replies: 43
Views: 2,329
Posted By Nick-H
It's 2018: How prevalent is wifi?

I think idea and Vodafone merged a while back. But there is still an Idea showroom near me, so its brand still exists. It was never very big in my city.

I have two Sims just to cover regularly...
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