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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Fresh cooked food doesn't often cause problems but you're right to be cautious, India has an impressive rage of bugs. I recall seeing 2 young neurotics scraping black specks off toast (what about the knife, the plate etc) - they'd eaten toast and Lomotil for 3 weeks (not advised). My own strategy was to chomp up 2 cloves of garlic and wash them down with yoghurt. Lyall Watson, writer, had a parasitologist friend supply him with a beef tapeworm (easily dispensed with); he then ate and drank...
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
I imagine that with all the places you've been and eaten at, you likely have the antimicrobial resistance of penicillin. But those of us who get out less often do need to be careful. Nothing can spoil a vacation quite as much as a case of vomiting or diarrhea. A few minutes of gustatory pleasure don't make up for hours or days of GI distress. I wouldn't recommend the tapeworm therapy, even if it works. Has nasty potential side effects.
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Actually K, neither would I, but as the author of 'Supernature' it was kinda in his brief ! His friend advised the beef tapeworm because they're easier to evict than pork ones (!) - he had to eat ~50% extra to placate the sucker (sic) BTW resistances don't really last that long but you're right, I very rarely got, or get ill.
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Re: Jama Masjid, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #256)

Professorabe ·
Delhi has a lot to offer in terms of interesting sites. HOWEVER, the air pollution is appalling, particularly in the winter. We will be in Delhi in March - when things should start to get a little better - but we have cut our stay there to a mere 24 hours. We would have liked to re-visit some places like Humayun's Tomb or the Jama Mosque, but in the end decided that we could not face the atrocious smog again. We will now leave on the earliest convenient train south.
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Re: Signs of Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
The signage all over India presents marvels of interpretation for visitors and locals alike. Somewhere I have a pic of a sign down an alleyway in Tamil and English "URIN STRICKTLY PROHIBITED" �� - to no apparent effect ! Signage in English is largely because it is the only language understood throughout the country ! When the first Congress convened in 1947, speakers of Hindi, Bengali and Tamil etc eventually agreed proceedings to be held in English - the only common language ! Check out any...
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Re: November 30, 2017: Delhi in a Nutshell

Amateuremigrant ·
The Ajmeri gate, if I'm not mistaken - Ajmer in Rajasthan was much more important in the past, but now known mainly as the portal to Pushkar, where the world renowned 'camel fair' is held. Perched on a conical hill there is the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma
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Re: A Bicycle Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Few things in life are as comprehensively stimulating as old Delhi. The relative leisure of a cycle rickshaw allows you to take in so much more as on foot you would be constantly on guard against breaking your neck stepping into a manhole or a ripe pile of garbage. Believe me, in India, if it is in the garbage it is of no conceivable use.
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

TravelingCanuck ·
Fantastic pictures. Thanks for this look at a very interesting and amazing park.
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful reveal!
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Re: Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi (Where Gumbo was, #156)

GarryRF ·
Fascinating story DrF. The words of Gandhi are really inspirational. Take a look: http://www.brainyquote.com/quo.../mahatma_gandhi.html
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Re: Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi (Where Gumbo was, #156)

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, Garry. Gandhi was a remarkable man and a remarkable leader.
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Re: Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi (Where Gumbo was, #156)

Pratap Singh ·
Amazing place. I have been to the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and this one is also worth visiting.
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

Neil McAleer ·
Dear Karl - A beautiful sequence of images. I especially enjoyed seeing all the space(s) that you moved into and through and gave to your armchair companions through your fine images. Thank you. I plan to share your experience with my friend Ximena, who is planning to travel to India next year with a group of women friends. All my very best to you, Neil
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Neil! Your friend will enjoy India. You just need to be very careful about what you eat and drink. The Lodi Garden is a special spot within Delhi.
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Re: Subyard-Okhla Market, Delhi

Travel Rob ·
That's what travel is all about! I hope some people at the Subyard-Okhla Market get to their market showcased like this!
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Re: Subyard-Okhla Market, Delhi

TravelingCanuck ·
One of my favourite parts of travel is experiencing the customs and lifestyle of where you are, away from the tourist areas. People tend to think of things from the perspective of how things are "back home". That is never the case and it is what makes travelling so wonderful. You get to experience the whole mosaic of humanity, see the differences in how others live and learn that we are all more similar than different. Thanks for a small look at one aspect of daily life in Delhi.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 29, 2014: Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, India

Siddharth Malkania ·
  A scene of people enjoying their Sunday on the streets of Old Delhi.  Old Delhi is jam-packed during weekdays.  Sunday is a slower, relaxed day, when when workers get time to complete their personal business and chores.  Here one...
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Signs of Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the signage he encountered when he visited one of the world's largest cities.
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Delhi NY - A drive through the Catskills

Jonathan L ·
  If you have never been to the Catskill Mountains in New York State you are missing one of the real beautiful areas of the Northeastern United States. The Catskills fill the area between the Hudson River to the east and the Delaware River to the...
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How to assemble a 787 Dreamliner in 4 minutes

PHeymont ·
  Well, actually not really, but this time-lapse video lets you see the whole process from beginning to end at super-speed (faster than a speeding plane.... etc.) as Boeing builds a 787-9 for British Airways.   British Airways posted the...
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Jama Masjid, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #256)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the largest mosque in Delhi, known as Jama Masjid. It is a project of the great Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. A very worthwhile stop while visiting Delhi.
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Connecting to your Tech Support

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger is befuddled by the street wiring he encountered while walking the streets in the older regions of Delhi.
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June 26, 2018: World's largest Iron (?)

DrFumblefinger ·
While wandering through the streets of Delhi, DrFumblefinger came across a small laundry using this massive hand-held iron to press its linens.
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Delhi's Spice Market (Khari Baoli)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Asia's largest Spice Market, situated in Delhi. Its colors, aromas and tastes will entice you.
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November 30, 2017: Delhi in a Nutshell

DrFumblefinger ·
A favorite image that captures the chaos and variety of ways people get around the crowded streets of Delhi.
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A Visit to a Boy's Home in Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger and his tour group visit a shelter for boys in Delhi. Designed to help street kids have a safe home and rebuild their lives, we were impressed with what we saw.
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August 21, 2019: Audience Hall, Red Fort, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the impressive and spacious Audience Hall in Delhi's famous Red Fort. The Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the tomb of Emperor Humayun in Delhi. Said to be a fusion of Indian and Persian architectural styles, it was the first garden-tomb to be built in the country.
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Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful Lodi Gardens in Delhi, India. An unusual hybrid of medieval tombs and public gardens, it is a wonderful place to relax and stroll in this congested city of millions.
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Air Canada links Vancouver and Delhi

PHeymont ·
Air Canada is adding a non-stop flight from Vancouver to New Delhi, starting October 20th.
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Raj Ghat, New Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
A black marble slab marks the spot where Mahatma Ghandi was cremated a day after he was assassinated. The site is now known as Raj Ghat.
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Subyard-Okhla Market, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
We love food markets and today we visit one of Delhi's many markets, this one frequented by residents of Delhi and only rarely tourists.
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Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi (Where Gumbo was, #156)

DrFumblefinger ·
The solution to this past week's travel puzzle is Gandhi Smriti -- the home in New Delhi where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
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January 19, 2019: A Jain Parade, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
Unexpectedly, a parade of individuals of the Jain faith passed DrFumblefinger while he was walking the streets of Old Delhi.
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A Bicycle Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the sights of a bicycle rickshaw ride through the busy streets of Old Delhi.
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Chandni Chowk Market, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Chandni Chowk Market in Delhi. One of the oldest and busiest markets in India, almost anything you might want is for sale here.
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October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger makes a stop at a sweets shop in Delhi, where a proud employee poses for a photo
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Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a Sikh temple located in the heart of Old Delhi, where he learns more about the charitable nature of the Sikh people.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 29, 2014: Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, India

IslandMan ·
excellent picture, SM. Street life tells so many stories...
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Re: June 26, 2018: World's largest Iron (?)

Professorabe ·
A few years ago we went to a commercial laundry in Kerala and, like you, I was intrigued by the huge irons they used. I was even more fascinated by the fact that they were 'coal-powered'. I attach a photo of what they look like inside.
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Re: June 26, 2018: World's largest Iron (?)

DrFumblefinger ·
Makes me wonder, Professor, how often hot ashes burn the very clothes and linens they are pressing?
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Re: June 26, 2018: World's largest Iron (?)

Professorabe ·
I do not know the answer to that question, but the irons seemed well up to the job and the operators clearly knew what they were doing. There were huge quantities of bed sheets, towels, and clothing involved. I actually wonder whether the people working there would consider what we might view as a 'normal' iron as an improvement.
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Re: Connecting to your Tech Support

Amateuremigrant ·
I would bet that a great deal of that power is unmetered too ! Rogue connections to street lamps are everywhere, and a modest tip to the power company engineer cuts your business overheads ! Monsoon rains produce endless outages and sparking cables !
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Re: Delhi's Spice Market (Khari Baoli)

Amateuremigrant ·
You really didn't miss much there Karl ! What a great compendium of spices (most of which wouldn't be recognised though many of us use them often !)
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Re: Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

GarryRF ·
A beautiful display of Architecture that has been hidden away. Thanks for bringing it to life. Worthy of a book for students of World History.
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Re: Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

Amateuremigrant ·
Although doubtless glad of the visitors and income, the Archaeological Survey of India must be dismayed that so many tour groups barely have time to walk from the entrance to the main building. As this post shows, it really deserves much more reflective and peaceful time to absorb the scale and influence of this building or simply to watch shadows change and afternoon light suffuse the ochre structure. Bravo Doc !
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Re: Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Delhi

George G. ·
Excellent photos of local life, food and religion. Also, very colorful.
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Meena Bazar, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Meena Bazar in Old Delhi. Historically a market for women of the Mughal's Royal Harem, the market today sprawls through a maze of streets.
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