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Don''t let swine flu spoil your vacation

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what a irony????
by SASI on Jul 28, 2009 11:52 AM  | Hide replies

Irony at its best.

90 people gets swine flue and everybody wants to wear a mask. 90 million people have AIDS and no one wants to wear a condom :-)

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Re: what a irony????
by Jayanth on Jul 28, 2009 11:54 AM
Good one

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Ashok Eshwarappa
Re: Re: what a irony????
by Ashok Eshwarappa on Jul 28, 2009 12:04 PM
In case of Wear a Mask " Nothing to Loose" in case of Wearing to Condom " Nothing to gain " from Sex!!!!

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Rajesh Shetty
Stop the hype....
by Rajesh Shetty on Jul 28, 2009 11:47 AM

Not withstanding all the hype surrounding this virus, let us understand one thing - it is not that harmful as it is made out to be. The reality is that there are 1000 times more casualities bcos of malaria, diarroeah and gastro cases. Immunity for Indians has never been a big issue. The bigger issue is lack of hygiene. In fact, even death due to AIDS is insignificant compared to other diseases. And the biggest beneficiaries of this scare are the vaccine companies. Remember as a kid there was hardly one or two vaccines. Now there are as many as 10 to 15, and the dirty fact is that of the 2 or 3 k spent on it, almost 50% is paid as commission to the doctor. So it is nothing but daylight robbery and cheating, legally. Now compare this with the world's biggest immunization program - the Pulse Polio, which is given free to all. So u will understand the lobby behind this vaccine scares.

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Appalling Article
by SUBRAMANIAN RAMAKRISHNAN on Jul 28, 2009 12:47 AM  | Hide replies

What casuistry! The author should be ashamed of himself/herself for so blatantly taking advantage of the fear of a pandemic for marketing purposes.

As for Icici-Lombard and those of their ilk (yes, that includes Tata-Aig, Bajaj Allianz etc.), those who've had the misfortune of having to deal with them know well their true colours. First off, if you are in the US and you file a claim, you need to get in touch with their India offices keeping yourself awake at odd hours of the night. Second, invariably you have to cough up the money upfront in foreign currency and then haggle to settle with them in Indian rupees, AFTER you get back to India! Good Luck!

At least as far as the US is concerned, visitor insurance policies (underwritten by A rated companies such as lloyds) purchased by paying in USD are far superior to the junk being sold by the companies mentioned before. One gets a card issued in one's name as proof of insurance and this card is accepted within certain health networks. Things are transparent and the company can be contacted during regular local business hours.

Disclaimer: I'm not an insurance agent nor do I have any vested interest. I'm just one of the many who have had bitter experiences with the desi travel insurance companies.

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Amit Majumdar
Re: Appalling Article
by Amit Majumdar on Jul 28, 2009 12:18 PM
Yes, the author instead of giving information as to how to avoid swine flu, what precautions should be taken to avoid swine flue, he/she is trying to sell insurance policies. People are more interested in saving their lives rather than buying insurance policies. This is not the place to sell insurance policies

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Re: Appalling Article
by secret on Jul 28, 2009 12:54 AM
Well said.

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tim jim
the heading should be dont travel to india
by tim jim on Jul 28, 2009 12:33 AM

as max number of swine flu cases , indians should worry about their own country first. diabetes and aids capital tag has already been given to india, if the govt doesnt even wake up then swine flu cpaital tag will also be attached

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Niranjan Nanavati
Swine flu or Travel Insurance
by Niranjan Nanavati on Jul 27, 2009 11:16 PM  | Hide replies

Whilst the article prima facie seems okay, it seems more of a travel insurance promotion campaign rather than precautions against Swine flu

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Sachin Purohit
Re: Swine flu or Travel Insurance
by Sachin Purohit on Jul 27, 2009 11:43 PM
Yes, I got the same sense. Especially, I must add from my experience with these travel insurances. They are big-time scams. Its only when you actually fall sick, that you know that some claim will get rejected based on some exclusion.

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Going to London
by Superstop on Jul 27, 2009 04:53 PM  | Hide replies

Hi Friends,

I am going to London from office in a week or two. I wanted to know the best place for street shopping with affordable rates and also best places for street dining Indian Food or Asian Food. Thanks in advance!

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Gurpreet Bhatia
Re: Going to London
by Gurpreet Bhatia on Jul 29, 2009 11:54 AM
You can have indian food in Brick Lane...it very near to Aldgate East Tube Station...
and for street shopping go to Petticoat lane near Aldgate station....

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Snehal Thite
Re: Going to London
by Snehal Thite on Jul 27, 2009 06:25 PM
Hundreds of places for food. Indian restaurants everywhere. most run by bangladeshi and sri lankans. but thats the best u can get.
I would suggest against street shopping. u get items cheap and come home to find "Made in India" or "Made in Pakistan" etc labels. you may try Primark stores for clothes. else stick to souvenirs. UK is expensive for shopping

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Re: Re: Going to London
by Superstop on Jul 28, 2009 12:17 AM
Thank you so much Snehal!

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Swine Flu
by suguna on Jul 27, 2009 04:19 PM

Thank you Bienu Vaghela for the time and effort you have taken which is highly appreciated. Very valuable info indeed!

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Ranjit Monga
by Ranjit Monga on Jul 27, 2009 04:19 PM  | Hide replies

Are there any precautions one can take while travelling abroad.

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Amit Mehta
Re: Precautions
by Amit Mehta on Jul 27, 2009 04:24 PM
yea/.... Dont go abroad

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