Connecting Businesses with Opportunities in India
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food

Submitted by Navin Pathak on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:10am.

Virtually every fourth shop in India sells food.  There is ample variety for both, vegetarians and non-vegetarians and the price range can match to anyone’s pocket.  You can get a dish from $.35 (Rs.21) upto $10 (Rs. 640).

There is no doubt that Indian food is a treat to the taste-buds but can be harsh on your digestive system.

Take precaution if you eat at road-side stalls or at low-end restaurants. Request the server to get your silverware rinsed in boiling water even if you have to pay extra. Milk and milk products, spices and water are known to upset stomach. Look at this recent report http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/delhi-street-food-test-restaurants-momos-contamination/1/440901.html.

Use bottled water only and that too from reputed shops. With poor outdoor air-quality in Delhi, especially from April to August, breathing-masks are advisable.

Some medicines you should carry to India are Tylenol/Advil, Alka Seltzer, Immodium, Robitussin/NyQuil with you. Medication that you can get over the counter at the Indian pharmacy/chemists shop: Indian Crosin (fever), Combiflam (ibuprofen), Norflox (diarrhea), Volini (spray for muscle spasms), Coldarin (cold and cough), Benadryl (cough).

It is also highly advisable to keep the items like hand sanitizer lotion, toilet rolls, and paper soap handy with you.

Submitted by Shilpi Mahajan on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:52am.

Indian belly can ruin your trip if you let your taste buds run amok.Indiahas one of the best foods for your drooling palette and some basic steps ensure you stay safe, whilst you engage in self-indulgence. Here are three basic rules I can swear by. I have traveled toIndiamany times with my small daughter and I swear we never fall sick. Here is our mantra:

  1. Drink and drink only bottled water. Go to any shop and ask for Bisleri, the first bottled water brand, it is now a generic term for bottled water. If you don’t have access to bottled water, you can have RO water (RO being reverse osmosis), a process to purify water. You can also boil water for about 20 minutes and then consume it within 2 days.
  2. Avoid raw foods especially, salad. Most Indian dishes are served with vinegar onion (yum) or cucumber yoghurt. Control!!! Its a luxury you can’t afford. Avoid it at all cost. You can have anything that’s cooked and is still “warm”. Remember, India's a tropical country and it doesn’t take time for microbes to multiply. That is the reason you need to have hot, cooked food.
  3. Avoid milk for the first week. Indians drink buffalo’s milk and cow’s milk is a rarity. Start with milk products like yogurt and then try and stick to toned milk. Indian yogurt is the best I have tasted so far. You can also have the ubiquitous Indian tea. Its boiled, healthy and if herbal, aids your digestion.
  4. Stay odomoized to keep the mosquitoes at bay. Odomos is a local mosquito repellent brand. Don’t try and carry mosquito repellents from the west. Indian mosquitoes are thick skinned much like India itself .
  5. It might be worth it to invest in soft Lucknowi cotton kurtis. They will keep you covered and safe. You can get them for as low as $3 from Chandni chowk. Whats better than a slice of the old world with some shopping indulgence?

Stick to these simple rules and you will have a fun and safe trip…