Post by Dr. Maneep Pamplemousse on Mar 26, 2014 9:42:20 GMT -8
I spiked a fever (102), so I saw the doctor tonight. In retrospect, I'm terrified of what he may have done to me. He gave me an IM injection of I have no idea what and I had to ask him to go wash his hands first. The front desk is bringing up my prescriptions. His diagnosis was tonsillitis, but once the fever hit, I was almost certain it was the flu. Possibly strep throat, but I had that already this winter, so I wouldn't think I'd have that again. I've had the flu too, but there's a little more diversity in the influenza strains.
I get amoxycillin, Allegra (really?), tylenol/diclofenac combo, and terbutaline sulphate cough syrup (banned by the IOOC and the world antidumping association).
Post by Dr. Maneep Pamplemousse on Mar 26, 2014 19:57:40 GMT -8
I feel marginally better this morning. I will probably lounge around the hotel for a while and see if I feel any better before I risk venturing out and about again. It's possible I could end up in the hotel for the rest of the trip, but I'm really hoping not.
Marissa spent so much time here in January/February that Chef Rakesh insisted on making us a special dinner at some point during this trip and that turned out to be last night. I went because I knew he'd be upset if I didn't come after he went through the trouble. I ate maybe a third of my food but at least I was present. We toured the kitchen, which was cool. I knew how tandoori ovens worked in general, but seeing it in action was pretty sweet. The naan less than fifteen seconds out of the oven was freaking amazing, despite my taste buds being dulled by illness.
I'm going to take my meds and see if I can bring myself to go downstairs for breakfast.
Post by Dr. Maneep Pamplemousse on Mar 26, 2014 21:54:27 GMT -8
Hyderabad is the home of Tollywood (Telugu language film industry). The impression I have, though I haven't gone looking for census data, is that about 40% of Hyderabadis speak only Telugu, maybe 25% speak only Hindi, and the remaining 35% speak both. Of those, maybe 20% speak English well enough that I can understand them, another probably 40% speak rough English, and the remaining 40% speak only a few words or English so heavily accented that I can't even tell they are using any English words at all.
Since I'm stuck in the hotel room, maybe I'll go looking for statistics.
Dr. Maneep Pamplemousse
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Post by Dr. Maneep Pamplemousse on Mar 26, 2014 22:07:50 GMT -8
The dominant religion in the province (before split which is impending) is 90% Hindu, but in Hyderabad it's about 48/48 Hindu and Muslim with a few others mixed in. Province wide, Telugu language is prime as a first language at about 84%, Urdu second at about 9%, Hindi third at about 3%, and Tamil last at about 1%. This makes me think my estimates for Hyderabad are heavily skewed. Hindi might be more common in the higher educated folks that I've been most likely to encounter and to be spoken preferentially by even primary Telugu speakers in the service industry that primarily serves the population in and around the tech industry areas where we've been primarily.
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Mar 26, 2014 22:18:11 GMT -8
Another thing that's surprised me about India over recent years is the plethora of minority religions. I bet a lot of them are folded up in those stats, like sects of islam that bear little resemblance to the global mainstream & such. Fijian Indian guy I used to work with belonged to one of those, can't remember the name of it.