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  1. vinay_sinha

    How to recover travelogues on Bcmt and alternative to tiny url

    I just noticed that all the tiny urls of my travelogues in bcmt are no longer working. How do I retrieve my travelogues and also any alternate to tinyurl to be used in the signature.
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    Harsil Valley - itinerary suggestion

    Hello I am planning of doing something like this sometime in the first week of October Day 1 - Dehradun airport to Uttarkashi Day 2 - Uttarkashi to Harsil Day 3 - Harsil to Gangotri & back Day 4 - Harsil to Nelong Valley and Back Day 5 - Harsil to Tehri/Chamba Day 6 - Tehri/Chamba to Dehradun...
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    Bad Experience with Man Mahesh Travels, Shimla

    Since we dont have a thread for avoidable taxi operators, this goes in the form of a new thread. So having heard a lot about Man Mahesh Travels of Shimla, I called up Mr Kedar Dutt the owner, to book an Innova Crysta for my Kinnaur Trip. The deal was finalised for 8 days @ 4300/- per day. The...
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    Kamal Snacks - Lonavala

    A typical hole in the wall place. A small road side eatery on the left side when you cross the mall and the wax museum and just before you reach the old dam from where you ascend to the Lion/Tiger point. I had the best vada paav and tea till date at this place. Run by a hardworking lady who...
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    Another Kumaon itinery - Please help

    Dear friends I am planning a part kumaon trip along with my family members. The itinery has been decided on spur of the moment without much of an introspection. I would request all friends who have been to Kumaon to chip in with their suggestion. My itinery is as under: May 23 - Reach Kathgodam...
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    How to clean sensor in DSLR

    I have noticed a speck of dust on my Canon 60D. After talking around and taking the camera to the Canon store here at Jalandhar, I have been told that the camera will have to be taken to Gurgaon for cleaning the sensor and would require atleast a weeks time. I have read somewhere that cleaning...
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    WTS - Sony DSC - HX 200V

    Item for Sale: Sony DSC - HX 200V Current MRP - ( Rs.24,699/-) Sony DSC-HX200V Point & Shoot Rs. 24500.0 Price in India - Buy Sony DSC-HX200V Point & Shoot Black Online - Sony: Flipkart.com Purchase Date - 11/07/2012 from flipkart Asking Price: Rs.15,000/- Item Location: Jalandhar. Can be...
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    Best route from Ambala to Mussorie

    Google map throws the following options: a) Ambala - Jagadhari - Kalesar National Park - Poanta Sahib - Herbertpur - Dehradun - Mussorie b) Ambala - Jagadhari - Saharanpur - Dehradun - Mussorie There is very little difference in terms of number of KMs between the 2 routes and so am really...
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    Andaman .... ?

    Hi Guys Winters will soon be here and so is the time for planning a beach vacation too. This time Im thinking of Andaman in the month of January 2014. How''s this for an itinery: Day 1 : Reach Port Blair early morning, check into the hotel and then move on to the Water complex for some water...
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    Simla British Resort at Shimla

    Shimla, when mentioned evokes an extremely varied response. While Ive met some people who are actually in love with Shimla, the majority looks down upon it as another hyped up and crowded place. Even I thought so. I had promised a compensatory trip to Shimla to my family for letting me go to...
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    Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens

    Any feedback on this lens. Whether it can serve the purpose of an all situation lens.
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    Best software for RAW processing ?

    I have been processing RAW files in Digital Photo Professional that I got free of cost with the Canon software. However when I save the image after processing it looks inferior than what it was looking when viewed in Digital Photo Professional. So which is the best software to process RAW files ?
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    Kashmir Valley for Tulips with some extras

    Just back from a small but extremely beautiful trip to the valley. The tulips were in full bloom and Gulmarg and Sonamarg was full of snow. Some HDR's as teasers.
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    Limited purpose Photolog - Palki Sahab Ceremony at Golden Temple Amritsar

    There is a ceremony at the Golden Temple everyday, infact twice everyday in which the Guru Granth Sahib, which is kept in the main gurudwara is carried to its night abode, the Akal Takth. This is called the Palki Sahab & it is a highly charged ambience in which this happens, the hymns which go...
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    An evening in Patiala - Visiting the ruins before they vanish

    I had been to Patiala once, but that day being a gazetted holiday, all the monuments were closed. So there had to be another plan. After around a year, the time came. Stories about the ruins of Patiala and the apathy towards its maintenance and restoration are many and so I was really excited in...
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    HPTDC Log Huts at Manali

    This has been pending for a long time. I could not find any comprehensive information about this place on this site and so here it goes. This is a premium property of Himachal Tourism and is located in the Log huts area of Manali. As you go towards Club House from the Mall, an upward fork just...
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