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Old June 18th, 2007, 6:02 pm
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I'm sorry that this may sound stereotypical but, from what I have seen on television India...is like a third world country! I am not sure if this is true though...also, is India as technologically advanced as places such as U.S.A. and japan?
Yeah I am Indian and the things I see on Western TV of India are a boatload of junk(no offense) Places like Bangalore are extremely advanced. India is one of the few countries technologically advanced enough to have nuclear weapons. They have the third strongest military(which of course needs technology) I would say that places like Bangalore are more advanced than the USA and Japan

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Well ,our mythology has the sacred cow,bull,eagle,serpent and many other creatures......but i don't know exactly if they r used to describe our country.......they talk abt the gods.
The most famous people (glad u asked an interesting question) areAmitabh Bachchan,Shahrukh Khan,aishwarya Rai(Actors),Sachin Tendulkar,M.S.Dhoni(cricketers),Sania Mirza(Tennis),Narayan Murthy,Azim Premji(IT),Manmohan Singh,A.P.J.Abdul Kalam(Politicians).
Oh yeah I saw Sachin Tendulkar at the airport a couple days ago!!

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Thanks. And thanks for answering.
I recognize Aishwarya Rai but not the other two actors.
Is that the most popular sport there then? Or is it tied with others.

Are you all into video games like we are in America or aren't they that big a deal? If you are do you get the same ones we do or different ones.
Video Games are there but arent a big deal. They would never sell GTA in India and it would NEVER be the most popular game for PS2 like it is in America.

Cricket is outright the most popular game in India


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Old June 19th, 2007, 2:31 am
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Thanks Mad_Muggle!
Now if I only knew how to pronounce it
well i think its juh-lay-bee
although Im not entirely positive Hindi isnt spoken al that much in Goa so Im not exactly fluent in it... maybe the other indians in this thread can have a go at helping you pronounce it?


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Old June 19th, 2007, 4:02 am
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well i think its juh-lay-bee
although Im not entirely positive Hindi isnt spoken al that much in Goa so Im not exactly fluent in it... maybe the other indians in this thread can have a go at helping you pronounce it?
You are right, it is pronounced as 'juh-lay-bee'


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Old June 19th, 2007, 12:21 pm
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You are right, it is pronounced as 'juh-lay-bee'
yes....hurray to jalebis...they taste great,Guspike


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Old June 19th, 2007, 2:12 pm
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well i think its juh-lay-bee
although Im not entirely positive Hindi isnt spoken al that much in Goa so Im not exactly fluent in it... maybe the other indians in this thread can have a go at helping you pronounce it?
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yes....hurray to jalebis...they taste great,Guspike
Thank you Mad_Muggle and Mugglesrock! I'll have to practice and remember it. Of course, next time I go to Brussels, I'll get me some, Lilyrose.


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Old June 19th, 2007, 3:05 pm
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No problem Guspike.

Jalebis really are delicious. There's a similar kind of sweet - it looks the same and everything - but I forget its name. They mostly sell it up north I think. Does anyone know what it is called?


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Old June 20th, 2007, 12:11 am
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No problem Guspike.

Jalebis really are delicious. There's a similar kind of sweet - it looks the same and everything - but I forget its name. They mostly sell it up north I think. Does anyone know what it is called?
I live in the North and have no idea... I eat jalebis but I am not one for sweets so my opinion would be biased


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Old June 20th, 2007, 12:14 am
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I live in the North and have no idea... I eat jalebis but I am not one for sweets so my opinion would be biased
Hmm I was thinking and they're called something like 'Emartis' (pronounced 'E-maar-tees')?


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Old June 20th, 2007, 12:53 pm
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Hmm I was thinking and they're called something like 'Emartis' (pronounced 'E-maar-tees')?
I don't know about that but in the south there is a very similar sweet called jangri(pronounced"jang-ri")....that may be it.Anyways,we guys do have a sweet tooth


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Old June 20th, 2007, 2:15 pm
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Couple of things to ask:
I am wondering about your mythology, what kind of beasts and creatures are prominent in the stories told based in your country?
This question wasn't answered properly, so I shall.

The Cow is sacred simply because Lord Krishna was born as a Cowherd. Cows are also dear to His divine consort, Goddess Lakshmi. In fact, Lord Krishna has another name...'Govinda' (Go=Cows, Vinda=Protector).

Really, it is not so much mythology as history, what with the City of Krishna, Dwarka, being found with the same geography and excavated artifacts as described in the ancient texts.


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Old June 20th, 2007, 4:46 pm
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To all the Indians out here and around the World,
A HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
,well in advance.
Lets Celebrate 60 years of independent India and promise to do our best to make our Great country an even better one


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Old August 12th, 2007, 11:13 am
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Happy Independence day to you all!


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Happy Independence day to you all!
Thanks a lot GuspikeDo ask questions if you have any, and we'll be happy as usual to answer them


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Wow!The Indian cricket team's won the T20 World Cup.......hurray


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Wow!The Indian cricket team's won the T20 World Cup.......hurray
finally....something to celebrate

Anyways,wait for them to lose a major series and see what happens


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Old October 1st, 2007, 4:12 pm
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finally....something to celebrate

Anyways,wait for them to lose a major series and see what happens
agree with u TOTALLY...this home series against Aus ,is gonna be really tough,seeing that the rain saved us in the first match at Bangalore


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Great loss in the 2nd ODI...unfortunately rain doesn't save us again

Hopefully Tendulkar will be kicked out now and youngsters like Rohit Sharma will be brought in


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Old October 3rd, 2007, 5:17 pm
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A friend of mine was talking about travelling to India maybe sometime this year and we got to talking about Indian Cuisine. Anyway, he claims that the indians use the same spices or subset of spices for all main meals which I didn't believe.

It's a silly question but is it true? I'm trying to imagine having coriander spiced food for breakfast and I'm failing!


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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:24 pm
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(snerk) I saw "Questions for the Indians" and poked my head in ... wrong Indians.

(I'm American Indian.)

(I will admit I did wonder why folks would want NA info on a board about a British kid's series.)


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