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Manfred Junius... Mar 28, 2004 04:36 p.m.

I've been "offline" for a few weeks due to computer problems, but am at the library now trying to catch up. Without reading all the posts on the forum, I would like to, sadly, report that Manfred Junius passed away on March 14th.
I will most likely continue to experience intermittant activity on the forum through the end of August as I am leaving for India later this month. Anyone have experience with the cyber cafes over there? This will be my only means of communication.
Re:Manfred Junius... Mar 28, 2004 06:00 p.m.

To be honest, I didn't know he was still with us. Too bad - he leaves behind an exceptional reference.

Hey Stephen,

This doesn't answer your question, but -

I wanted to belatedly thank you for the Chandrashekar CD - I really enjoy it!

Re:Manfred Junius... Mar 28, 2004 11:02 p.m.

hi stephan
the cyber cafes are huge in india
you will find then everywhere
and its failry cheap too

by the way which part of india are you comming at?
dont worrie about cafes... you will find no trouble with them apart from sometimes sticky keyboards

Re:Manfred Junius... Mar 28, 2004 11:08 p.m.

hi stephan
hope you have a wonderfull trip tp india ...
you will like it very much!!!!!!!!
the climate is very hot here now a days .....bring the nessary things along

see ya
Re:Manfred Junius... Mar 29, 2004 01:37 p.m.

Removed by author due to joke in poor taste
Re:Manfred Junius... Mar 29, 2004 02:54 p.m.

In regard to cyber cafes in India - they are everywhere in the "cities". I'm trapped in Pune "poontown" and because of 3 failed compootuh servers, I hit the cafes regularly. If you go in the first time, be sure the guy taking the money agrees with you as to the time you walked in and be sure it is logged in with ink and signed, otherwise you will get overcharged and there is no recourse. Like nearly every occasion here, the likelyhood of getting ripped off is enormous. Rates are around Rs. 40 per hour at a dsl place. Dialup cafes are about 1/2 that. Sticky keyboards, mosquitoes, heat, the continual smell of the open sewer and the traffic noise will enhance your online experience. I highly recommend ear plugs. Keep a death grip on your passport and return ticket. Best of luck and best of times. Tony
Re:Manfred Junius... Mar 29, 2004 03:28 p.m.

Yes, it is a good reference as well as other books that he had written on topics of auryavedic medicine and alchemy.
Damn K.K., I like the tasteless jokes, probably should send it to my e-mail without worry of offence.
Thanks to everyone else for cyber cafe advice. Curious as to how one can send photos from a cafe. Will be in the Himalaya for the first two months (May and June in Uttarkashi) and then will decend into the heat around July. Hopefully will be acclimated by then. Will basically be following the Ganges from start to finish, then down into Orissa and then back up toward Delhi.
Re:Manfred Junius... Mar 29, 2004 04:41 p.m.

well tony there is mosquito trouble in your area for sure
and the cafes are expencive too(mainly cause of the oshoites) where you live
i live nearby deccan area(karve road)... its much better there.......
stephan orissa is really hot and humind in this season make sure you take all the nessary things
drink botteled water ................
Keshav Das
Re:Manfred Junius... Mar 31, 2004 09:05 a.m.

The trip you have planned sounds interesting. Have you read the book "Slowly Down The Ganges"? It's by Eric Newby. He tried to boat his way down from Gangotri to the Bay of Bengal and he had mixed results and ended up with a pretty good story to tell. BTW - most "Cyber Cafes" in India are pretty honest. Uploading photos can be a problem because the cafe owners mostly don't allow customers to insert discs, or attach cables for fear of acquiring viruses. If you are able to get to know the owner and gain his confidence - he may make an exception, but don't count on it.
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