Nanhesru Ningyake

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Recent posts by Nanhesru Ningyake

Ah, so you've moved out to the mountains, cool. Yeah, lots to explore in the Bay Area - I'm loving the weather here. I just work in Oakland - don't live there (and don't want to either - the town's #2 in CA for its crime levels!).
11 years ago
Hey Jim, guess what: I skipped Spokane - I now work in Oakland, CA

Are you still in the Bay Area, or have you moved to greener locales?
11 years ago
Hi Tintin - welcome to Bangalore!

Check out the following links for some ideas. I suggest you rent a car with a local driver - the roads may generally not be in a good condition, and it's better if you relax in the back seat, rather than stress yourself out driving. Or you can always take a guided tour.

http://www.junglelodges.com/
http://www.nivalink.com/karnataka/main.html
http://www.karnatakatourism.org/html/package/quick.htm

Have a good time!
12 years ago
The hotel in London I was staying in had a fire alarm at around 8.30 in the night. All the guests streamed out onto the street outside. Among them was (presumably) a Mallu guy, wearing a dark red lungi, and his wife, wearing a nightie. After a while, I think this guy realised that some of the other guests were looking at his attire. He rushed back into the building, with the alarm still sounding, and when we got back out, he had changed into pants, wore a jacket, and brought his wife her jacket too
12 years ago
>Would you also propose to eliminate the commas surrounding the word "however", as in your "If however"?
No, since I do intend to pause after 'however'. The pause can sound more dramatic if you can imagine this being spoken with a French accent - it builds a strong curiosity to know what follows

>And,I'm sorry for that my English is not very well.
Zhang - no problems at all. Welcome to the Ranch, and have a good time here.
13 years ago
Check out this sentence:

Rachid Arhab, one of the only well-known minority broadcast journalists in France, says that he lives with the resentments touched off by the bloody war of independence that Algeria won against France in 1962.
(Source).

This somehow doesn't seem right: one of the only well-known minority broadcast journalists. What do you think?
13 years ago
Why do some folks put a comma after Hi - as in Hi, everyone. We should strive to eliminate such a hiatus, and let it flow freely, as in Hi everyone!

If however, 'Hi' is being said in a respectful tone, the comma makes more sense. I can almost imagine a slight bow to accompany the Hi. Or palms-joined-in-front-of-chest, as in Namaskar, everyone.

PS. As an aside, is there a better way in English to describe the "palms-joined-in-front-of-chest" gesture?
13 years ago
It's really thanks to all the moderators that Javaranchism has not morphed into Javanarchism
13 years ago
If you started watching TV in the late 70s, you'll remember the Lucy Show. We didn't have a TV of our own at that time, so I'd barge into my neighbour's house in the evenings just to see this serial.
13 years ago
My theory: every coconut comes pre-packaged with a benign spirit. When you break the coconut, you release the spirit and it blesses you.

For a more prosaic explanation look here: http://www.saranam.com/Rituals/coconut.asp
13 years ago
Canned yogurt isn't really authentic Curd... [minding drifting away to my village] there we used to prepare curds from fresh thick buffalo milk... heavenly! (PS. The milk was thick, not necessarily the buffalo.)

Hey CP, have fun with your Curd Rice Date next weekend
[ October 15, 2005: Message edited by: Nanhesru Ningyake ]
13 years ago
Shankar, you can learn at the Pranic Healing centre in Bangalore, at the address on this page: http://www.pranichealing.org/directory/india.htm The Bangalore website link provided on that page is no longer valid, so you can just call them for their course details.

I took a Level 1 weekend course there - it was around Rs 1100. A textbook is included for this fees. Most of the other students were foreign tourists - apparently the same course costs a lot more in their countries - e.g. it's �230 in the UK - around Rs 18000!
13 years ago
I had a Philips Magnavox Stereo TV which would emit this high-pitched sound when in stand-by mode - very irritating. This could not be heard when the TV was on, so I had to switch off the TV when I was done watching it, rather than leave it in Stand-by...
13 years ago
I was born in Rajajinagar (a borough of Bangalore)

My favourite haunt as a kid: the Beauty Spot hillock in 5th Block - this was in the late 70s. One could see Vidhana Soudha from up there...
13 years ago
Try learning Pranic Healing - and the Twin Hearts meditation. It brings a balance to the mind and body, and connects you to divine sources of succour.
13 years ago