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Post  ian1954 on Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:40 am

On Saturday I flew to Dehli - 9 hour flight but we were not able to land. We circled at 15,000 ft for two hours - high winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms.

We were bounced around for two hours - when we landed the roads were flooded and we were driven through heavy rain and thunderstorms to the hotel.

However, this was at 2am and the temperature was 35 deg C!!!

The first night here was a repeat (hot and dry day, wet and very windy night) and the temperature during the day creeps up to the mid 40's. Trees were uprooted and the Hotel sign blew down.

In the Hotel bar on the second day - the door to the courtyard below open and all the tables blew over!!!!

It is now 1pm and the temp outside is 42 deg C and climbing!

Never going to moan about English weather again!
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Re: The weather in India

Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:53 am

Sounds like the makings of a horror movie.  affraid
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Re: The weather in India

Post  ian1954 on Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:53 am

Oldenginerod wrote:Sounds like the makings of a horror movie.  affraid

I didn't mention the risk of malaria, dengue fever together with the almost obligatory Dehli Belly - I only drink bottled beer here Cool

Everyone is really friendly and I enjoy the company.

This evening, I walked back to the hotel - dodging kamikaze traffic is an experience but at 7.30 pm - it was dark and 49 deg C!!!

I don't think any of my planes would survive this heat!

Still, fly home tomorrow Airplane
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Re: The weather in India

Post  RknRusty on Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:45 am

ian1954 wrote:

Still, fly home tomorrow Airplane
Thank goodness. That sounds like punishment and torture.

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Re: The weather in India

Post  Marleysky on Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:56 am

Ahhh! malaria, dengue and now the feared unstoppable ZIKA virus. Those little mosquitos are going to be the death of Us all. Click you heels together and repeate: "there's no place like home, there's no place like home" till you get there. Babe Bee
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Re: The weather in India

Post  fredvon4 on Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:51 am

Astounding what 1.2 BILLION people will endure

and thankfully only a small percent seek better conditions in all our other "much better" places in this world

I have occasionally been to many of this worlds largest city population areas-- and being very safe and content (despite some annoyances) in my rural life---I am always curious WHY anyone would deliberately gravitate to these dense population areas

A little insight to my Christian, Jesuit logical training and thinking:

China is a smaller land area country than America but has a 1.6 BILLION population, ( to our 316 MILLION (( and we have serious feeding the poor problems)) and China is just now basically just emerging into the 19th century...

A few years back they imposed a one child per family rule and somewhat Draconian measures to enforce it

In the Western world we chastised, condemned, and some countries even passed laws to thwart the Chinese government's actions

I still think the Chinese limitation was a rational and logical decision and NONE of US should have interfered...

But then, I have a very strong LOGISTICAL background and I have an intuitively as well as empirically, knowledge of how nearly impossible it is to provide safety, and food, to a large population

I truly think, for the world and our species to survive a sustained tens of thousands of years existence, (if you just look another two or three hundred years into the future) A world government and population controls are/will be necessary...just plain logistics and logic

I tend to think many of the Sci Fi writers way back when had this same enlightenment/epiphany

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Re: The weather in India

Post  getback on Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:26 am

Don't sound like any where I want to vacation at , too wet too HOTT ! I don't know what you are doing over there and really not my business but must be important stuff , I am sure there friendly people that's the only way there is as many people there compared to US. Hope you get home safe. Eric Beer Cheers
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Re: The weather in India

Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:02 am

getback wrote:Hope you get home safe
...with a suitcase full of Kumar (Aurora) diesels. lol!
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Re: The weather in India

Post  ian1954 on Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:32 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:
getback wrote:Hope you get home safe
...with a suitcase full of Kumar (Aurora) diesels. lol!

I am now home "safe" but not sure about sound - it will take a few days to be sure of that!

Rod,

You were close but not close enough. I didn't have much time while I was there but I wanted to investigate Sharma engines. I saw a 19 and an 09 diesel and they looked very well made but the two I saw were well clapped out and beyond restoration. They are still being made to order and I managed to make contact with Sharma to get hybrids. (engines with the parts to swap between RC and CL). They do not have "silencers" - only exhaust deflectors and are now only available from India.

I will be putting an order together ready for delivery in India so that I can collect them on my next visit.

http://www.sharmamodelaero.com/engine.htm

I don't think the glows are available any more.

I know these were originally imported into the USA by Carlson Imports but not into the UK. They are no longer exported to distributors.

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Re: The weather in India

Post  ian1954 on Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:11 pm

RknRusty wrote:
ian1954 wrote:

Still, fly home tomorrow Airplane
Thank goodness. That sounds like punishment and torture.

I should put some of this into perspective. I fly either Club class (Business class) or First Class with British Airways and I stay in very nice hotels.



The service is excellent and the people are very friendly but venturing out is a nightmare! It is not only the heat but the polluted air. Having spicy foods morning, noon and night also imparts a certain smell to your skin after a few days. It does not wash away and lingers for a few days.

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/the-most-polluted-city-in-the-world-delhi-suffers-from-a-toxic-blend-study/

You wouldn't dare drive there yourself and car journeys across Delhi are more than "interesting".

A Western stomach has to be very careful - no dairy and absolutely no water (unless bottled and sealed spring water). You wouldn't even clean your teeth with tap water!. The milk is Buffalo milk and not pasturised - so the derivatives - butter, cheese, yoghurt and especially ice cream have to be avoided. Wet foods - salads and fruits are dodgy. It is the water that can cause problems.

The locals are immune to this but the last thing you want on a visit there is a stomach upset and the squits! Imagine trying to complete a journey of 16 hours (9 hours flight) back to the UK and not being in full control.

I enjoy my time there - it is all a balance. I would not go there for a holiday. I supplement my diet with lots of beer but only from sealed bottles that are opened in front of me.

There are a mere 25 million + living in Delhi.



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Re: The weather in India

Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:25 pm

Hmmm, When I was in Italy I ate un-pasteurized cheese all the time without issue. Perhaps it's a sanitary/handling issue?

I don't pasteurize my Goats milk either, we are very careful when milking and preparation.

Water, yeah I understand that!

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Re: The weather in India

Post  KariFS on Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:50 pm

It is an issue of handling, weather, contamination and lack of immunity combined. The locals get the same bacteria input but they are supposedly fine. Although, no doubt thousands of people probably die because of diorrhea every year. And the locals are pretty skinny too, so maybe they consider a continuous diorrhea "normal" Smile

There's a lot of nice places in India but I have absolutely no desire to travel there because of the reasons Ian stated. I'll just watch Discovery Smile
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