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Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 16th, 2011, 00:54
Replies: 3
Views: 2,653
Posted By sirensongs
So registration doesn't enable you to stay over...

So registration doesn't enable you to stay over 180 days? :confused:
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Aug 16th, 2011, 00:42
Replies: 2,676
Views: 408,817
Posted By sirensongs
Question 10 yr visa - out for 2 months?

Hello All,
1- I am an American with the 10yr tourist visa.
2- My visa has a tiny, mostly illegible stamp in print so small and fuzzy no one could be expected to read it, that says something like...
Forum: Kerala Dec 9th, 2010, 06:56
Replies: 14
Views: 7,264
Posted By sirensongs
Oh I think Kerala is safe for lone women, unless...

Oh I think Kerala is safe for lone women, unless things have changed drastically. Wouldn't wander the city streets after 9 or so alone, but that's true most anywhere.
Only thing about autorickshaws...
Forum: Kerala Dec 9th, 2010, 06:40
Replies: 14
Views: 7,264
Posted By sirensongs
---oh, and don't forget temples. Kerala has a...

---oh, and don't forget temples. Kerala has a unique temple architectural style. Try to visit the Amritapuri Ashram in Kollam district, and do a half-day backwater boat ride (more than that gets...
Forum: Kerala Dec 9th, 2010, 06:37
Replies: 14
Views: 7,264
Posted By sirensongs
Three weeks is plennnnnty of time for Kerala,...

Three weeks is plennnnnty of time for Kerala, which is not so big as states go. You may want to take a chunk of days and book into a *reputable* Ayurveda place like Arya Vaidya Shala for massage and...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Dec 9th, 2010, 06:33
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By sirensongs
I don't think it's necessary. I took Malarone for...

I don't think it's necessary. I took Malarone for the first few months, no problems at all, then extended my stay, ran out of Malarone and in seven whole years, only met one foreigner who had ever...
Forum: Kerala Dec 9th, 2010, 06:12
Replies: 47
Views: 8,859
Posted By sirensongs
Yep, I remember Krishnan ("Dr Raj") from 2004 or...

Yep, I remember Krishnan ("Dr Raj") from 2004 or so. Very nice, skilled dentist, smooth talker, flash premises, but way too hard sell. If you just need something straightforward like a straight up...
Forum: Kerala Dec 8th, 2010, 10:58
Replies: 47
Views: 8,859
Posted By sirensongs
Thanks to all who wrote above. Any updates...

Thanks to all who wrote above. Any updates regarding Dr Biju Thomas vs. Dr Raj Krishnan and other Kerala dentists?
Forum: Bangalore Dec 8th, 2010, 10:41
Replies: 6
Views: 2,491
Posted By sirensongs
Hello all, Didn't notice any locations...

Hello all,
Didn't notice any locations mentioned for either of these dentists? (Dr Shantaram and Dr Rohira) :-) Thanks
Forum: Moving to Delhi Dec 8th, 2010, 10:33
Replies: 14
Views: 9,609
Posted By sirensongs
Hello all, Looking for a dental specialist in...

Hello all,
Looking for a dental specialist in implants - preferably in Delhi, but could do Pune or Bangalore.
Thanks for any advice.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Apr 16th, 2008, 20:49
Replies: 215
Views: 92,493
Posted By sirensongs
Namaste from Naya Nepal: I can tell you that all...

Namaste from Naya Nepal: I can tell you that all the rules @ the Indian embassy of Kathmandu appear to be changing. (I say appear to be because of course, it is ambigious.)

It took me several...
Forum: Electronics in India Jan 21st, 2008, 13:57
Replies: 128
Views: 137,661
Posted By sirensongs
I would like to repeat that NONE of the BARISTAs...

I would like to repeat that NONE of the BARISTAs in Delhi have wireless (despite what some earlier posts say here).

In Khan Market, so far I have found only one place: Market Diner & Cafe next to...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Nov 9th, 2007, 19:16
Replies: 9
Views: 6,393
Posted By sirensongs
One of my faves is the Madras Kali Bari, which is...

One of my faves is the Madras Kali Bari, which is a small replica of the famous Dakshineswar Kali temple of Calcutta (home of Sri Ramakrishna). Good vibes, in West Mambalam area.

the "south...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Nov 9th, 2007, 19:09
Replies: 29
Views: 6,344
Posted By sirensongs
For Will Marks: Try Thailand. Never heard of...

For Will Marks:
Try Thailand. Never heard of anyone having a problem repeatedly in Thailand. (that is, with repeat back to back applications.)

Druk Air has a $100 flight to Bangkok directly from...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Aug 18th, 2007, 21:57
Replies: 20
Views: 4,104
Posted By sirensongs
I admit, I did not read the article. But, I have...

I admit, I did not read the article. But, I have always been dead set against pay-to-volunteer projects. There are so, so many worthy projects that do not require you to pay anything except perhaps...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Aug 18th, 2007, 21:41
Replies: 33
Views: 4,376
Posted By sirensongs
They are betting you will aim higher to...

They are betting you will aim higher to over-compensate

"As you like."
Oh, I HATE HATE HATE this...(grumble grumble) and am glad someone finally brought it up.

I always call their bluff by...
Forum: Indian Railways Aug 18th, 2007, 21:39
Replies: 8
Views: 3,738
Posted By sirensongs
So they STILL haven't fixed that direct rail...

So they STILL haven't fixed that direct rail connection to Pondy? (shakes head and smiles) - Amazing.
Forum: Kerala Aug 18th, 2007, 21:36
Replies: 43
Views: 13,468
Posted By sirensongs
ENS Kalari in Nettoor outside Kochi has an...

ENS Kalari in Nettoor outside Kochi has an awesome female teacher, one of the only female masters.
'Embram Madam', Nettoor, Kochi- 682304

My visit there 3 years ago was most rewarding.

Heard...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Aug 9th, 2007, 10:21
Replies: 126
Views: 25,456
Posted By sirensongs
I agree, it is really annoying. Every time...

I agree, it is really annoying. Every time someone says him uh LAY uhz I say pointedly, "the him ALLya?" they never get it. However, they have more of an excuse...in the west, they don't learn Indian...
Forum: Crossing the Border Aug 8th, 2007, 13:57
Replies: 57
Views: 197,009
Posted By sirensongs
Great, great info. And you had no problem with...

Great, great info. And you had no problem with strikes/bandhs, road closings etc? Very good.

<i>if you look Indian then there is no problem, you will not even be asked to show any proof of...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Aug 8th, 2007, 13:54
Replies: 22
Views: 3,022
Posted By sirensongs
I did have my Nadi(ancient Tamil palm leaves)...

I did have my Nadi(ancient Tamil palm leaves) read in Bangalore once. They are inscribed in an old Tamil script that modern Tamils can't read without proper training.

With nothing but my birth...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Aug 8th, 2007, 13:45
Replies: 126
Views: 25,456
Posted By sirensongs
Don't get me started on Indian "pizza" and...

Don't get me started on Indian "pizza" and "milkshakes" (flavoured milk with no ice cream and no shake). Not to mention the "toast butter jam" which is invariably ice cold.

I have had fabulous...
Forum: Electronics in India Aug 8th, 2007, 13:40
Replies: 128
Views: 137,661
Posted By sirensongs
Wireless Kathmandu

I am happy to report that Kathmandu has a bunch of new wireless options. Of course, they are not without their special regional brand of complications. In descending order of completeness:
1-Hotel...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Aug 2nd, 2007, 13:17
Replies: 13
Views: 3,518
Posted By sirensongs
Indeed, you have no choice but to go by road....

Indeed, you have no choice but to go by road. unless you count the recent addition of a flight from Delhi to Kangra Valley airport by Jagsom Air, but you must still drive almost 2 hours from that...
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Jul 9th, 2007, 19:23
Replies: 25
Views: 2,914
Posted By sirensongs
Welllll, Nepal certainly is giving India a run...

Welllll, Nepal certainly is giving India a run for its rupee these days in the Weirdness Stakes. What with the Buddha Boy, the Water-giving tree, the Trishuli Baba getting arrested for making false...
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