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  • Touching Feet with Your Own Feet is a No-No

    by Rebeccaredhead Written Oct 19, 2004

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    I'm not sure why (if anyone knows, please tell me) but if you accidentally touch your foot against another person's foot, they put their hand to their mouth (in a fist shape) and cross their mouth. They also mumble something under their breath. I've also had this happen when a friend and I were talking, and a Bangalorean friend interrupted our conversation, he said "Sorry" and crossed his mouth and mumbled something.

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    A drinkable White from Grover Wineyards

    by cochinjew Written Jul 30, 2004
    support karnataka wines

    Because of its agreeable climate and hilly terrain, Bangalore has a nascent wine industry, grapes from France has been planted around Nandi Hills. Already some whites and a couple reds are available at supermarkets. I found this white to be quite drinktable. The reds were not that good. Also of interest to note that supermarkets are begining to sell wines from South Africa and Chile. The price is around twice the local variety and I urge to support the local industry.

    250-350 rupees for a local bottle of wine
    500-1000 rupees for a bottle of south african or chilean wine

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  • Customs- tips

    by dsantosh Written Jul 21, 2003

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    The Indian Hindu greeting is to fold the hands and tilt the head forward to namaste. Indian women prefer not to shake hands. All visitors are asked to remove footwear when entering places of religious worship. The majority of Indians remove their footwear when entering their houses. Because of strict religious and social customs, visitors must show particular respect when visiting someone's home. Many Hindus are vegetarian and many, especially women, do not drink alcohol. Sikhs and Parsees do not smoke. Small gifts are acceptable as tokens of gratitude for hospitality. Women are expected to dress modestly. Short skirts and tight or revealing clothing should not be worn, even on beaches. Businesspeople are not expected to dress formally except for meetings and social functions. English-speaking guides are available at fixed charges at all important tourist centres. Guides speaking French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian or Japanese are available in some cities. Consult the nearest Government of India Tourist Office. Unapproved guides are not permitted to enter protected monuments. Tourists are advised to ask for guides with certificates from the Ministry of Tourism or the Government of India Tourist Office (see address section). Photography: Formalities mainly concern protected monuments and the wildlife sanctuaries. Special permission of the Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi, is necessary for the use of tripod and artificial light to photograph monuments. Photographs of the wildlife sanctuaries are allowed on payment of a prescribed fee which varies. Contact the nearest Government of India Tourist Office. Tipping: Taxis and restaurants do not expect to be tipped however hotel and airport porters should be tipped around 20 rupees, and guides and drivers 100 rupees per day where service is not included.

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    Village life

    by Fudge Updated May 18, 2003

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    Accessibility to drinking water is often an issue of walking distance in indian villages.

    This village of Doda Aramakanalli (west of Bangalore, near the Kolar gold fields) had an array of colourfully-sari-clad women balancing, among other things, water on their heads.

    Sometimes they end up wlaking about an hour to and from the water source. More wells are being dug to allow for tapped water to be made accessible to these village areas around Bangalore.

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  • Its like any city in the west

    by sam_decroos Written May 8, 2003

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    Bangalore is like any city that u may come across in europe or in the far west....but it still has its roots in the evr rich Indian culture...Make sure u remove ur footwears if u happen to visit any temples...theres not much that u need to be aware of...its kinda home for me

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    Where it all began...

    by ChuckG Written Apr 10, 2003

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    Kama Sutra

    When visiting Belur, the old guide was very proud to remind us that the Kama Sutra was written in India and the knowledge transmitted throughout the generation...

    Then he showed me this sculpture on a part of the temple...

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    No forks or knives

    by bzh Updated Feb 24, 2003

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    In India, you eat with your fingers. This is what the nan or roti you are served with the meal is here for: to use as a wrap and help you pick up the food. It can be fairly challenging for Westerners who are used to a fork and knife, especially if you have a dish with a particularly creamy sauce. The people I was with had a lot of fun trying to get me to eat with my fingers and witnessing the utter mess I made. They eventually took pity and found me a spoon. So, rehearse your eating skills before you go. If you get really proficient, you might even manage to eat a meal that comes with rice instead of bread without leaving a creamy battlefield behind you on the table.

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    Many relegions can be found in...

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Many relegions can be found in India. Hinduïsm, Buddhism and Islam are the religions here. Hinduïsm and Buddhism are the most used religions in this parts of India. Whatever you do, respect that other people have these religions and just listen interested to the stories, you will love the beautiful stories and believes by the way :)

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    Visveswaraya's Industrial &...

    by Schnorf Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Visveswaraya's Industrial & Technological Museum :
    See an unconnected tubelight glow, actually watch your voices as you speak, learn how to make motion pictures, paper and burglar alarms. These are just some of the fascinating aspects of a museum that is a wonderland of information about the marvels of science.

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    Many relegions can be found in...

    by letusdraw Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Many relegions can be found in Bangalore. People are best in relegious things. People will celebrate all the festivals without any different thoughts in their mind.
    WOMEN: beautiful and extremely elegant throughout all of Bangalore, with charming, traditional dresses.

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    Electronic City

    by bradbeaman Written Mar 6, 2010

    Electronic city from the 8km long elevated Road flyover that the software companies privately built. Infosys, Satyam Computer Services, Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro.

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    Yep here they are again the...

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Yep here they are again the long sleaves, long trousers, dress and extra chest cover up tips ;) The people will look at you like you're crazy when you don't wear these clothes.

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