Hello everyone!

Better late than never, I am creating this blog with videos and photos from my trip to SAP Labs in Gurgaon, India.

The trip was in August 2014.

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I hope you like the list of videos!

Breakfast in Lemon Tree Hotel

Description: Gurgaon, India. Hot and spicy food in the breakfast as expected, masalas, pancakes, vegetables, rice. I tried them, very nice, only had it because breakfast here is “dinner time” back home, brain still eating in Brazilian time zone..
(comments in Portuguese.. sorry)

Link to video: http://youtu.be/555MJKE_GTU

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First ride to SAP 1/2

Description: Gurgaon, SAP. Some cows on the streets, and some pigs around too.
(comments in Portuguese.. sorry)

Link to video: http://youtu.be/IMq4f1V3yDU

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First ride to SAP 2/2

Description: Gurgaon, SAP. Some cows on the streets, and some pigs around too.

Link to video: http://youtu.be/UF3j_spaYJE

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Going to SAP Labs Gurgaon, India.

Description: Gurgaon, India.

Link to video: http://youtu.be/8G9ftvsz-Ao

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Back to Hotel 1/3

Description: Gurgaon, India.

Link to video: http://youtu.be/o89ENAm–9I

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Back to Hotel 2/3

Description: Gurgaon, India.

Link to video: http://youtu.be/mPBSjTjYYyw

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Back to Hotel 3/3

Description: Gurgaon, India.

Link to video: http://youtu.be/1m7Zh3qmAuo

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Pigs around Gurgaon

Description: Unfortunately many porks are around Gurgaon, I have not seen them in Delhi. People in Gurgaon hate them because they are rummaging through garbage dumps all over the town. They multiple in a very fast rate. Mother pork takes only 6 months to give birth, to a maximum or around 18 pigs at a time, so they multiply pretty fast.

Read “The Times of India” article on it:
“Pigs refuse to budge from Gurgaon street”

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Pigs-refuse-to-budge-from-Gurgaon-streets/articleshow/30915349.cms

Link to video: https://youtu.be/Ow-Cs9qm0e4

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Red Fort 1/3

Description: The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political centre of Mughal government and the setting for events critically impacting the region.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Fort

Link to video: http://youtu.be/8Lg6z_pXwy0

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Red Fort 2/3

Link to video: http://youtu.be/QCUNS8KkGvk

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Red Fort 3/3

Link to video: http://youtu.be/l9d2tfurIXg

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House of Parliament and Rajpath

Description: Sansad Bhavan, originally called the House of Parliament, it was designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker in 1912-1913. The shape is circular, the building is surrounded by large gardens and the perimeter is fenced off by sandstone railings (jali) modeled after the Great Stupa of Sanchi.

Link to video: http://youtu.be/vYojYq-wYjk

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Sacred Heart Cathedral Church

Description: The Cathedral Of The Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic cathedral belonging to the Latin Rite and one of the oldest church buildings in New Delhi, India. Together with St. Columba’s School, and the Convent of Jesus and Mary school, it occupies a total area of 14 acres near the south end of Bhai vir singh Marg Road in Connaught Place.[1] Christian religious services are held throughout the year.

More Info: http://sacredheartcathedraldelhi.org/ and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_Heart_Cathedral,_New_Delhi

Link to video: http://youtu.be/W5NBjVc5pjY

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National Museum

Description: The National Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest museums in India. Established in 1949, it holds variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. It functions under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The museum is situated on the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road.[1] The blue–print of the National Museum had been prepared by the Gwyer Committee set up by the Government of India in 1946. The Museum has around 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years.[2] It remains closed on Mondays.

For more info: http://www.nationalmuseumindia.gov.in/ and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum,_New_Delhi

Link to video: http://youtu.be/t2irR_7Tiuc

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Muslim area in New Delhi

Link to video: http://youtu.be/wpkROBaG45U

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Connaught Place 1/4

Description: Connaught Place (Hindi: कनॉट प्लेस, Punjabi: ਕਨਾਟ ਪਲੇਸ, Urdu: کناٹ پلیس, officially Rajiv Chowk) is one of the largest financial, commercial and business centers in New Delhi, India. It is often abbreviated to CP and houses the headquarters of several noted Indian firms. The former location of the headquarters of the British, the area’s environs occupy a place of pride in the city and are counted among the top heritage structures in New Delhi. It was developed as a showpiece of Lutyens’ Delhi with a prominent Central Business District.

For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connaught_Place,_New_Delhi

Link to video: http://youtu.be/JFNDPgffUDE

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Connaught Place 2/4

Link to video: http://youtu.be/QLOeFsJt8ms

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Connaught Place 3/4

Link to video: http://youtu.be/Fi9amTjLImM

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Connaught Place 4/4

Link to video: http://youtu.be/2lM4oBxNgEo

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India Gate 1/2

Description: The India Gate, originally called the All India War Memorial, is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the ‘ceremonial axis’ of New Delhi, formerly called Kingsway. The names of some 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War I, in “France and Flanders, Mesopotamia, and Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the near and the far-east”, between 1914–19, are inscribed on the memorial arch. In addition, the war memorial bears the names of some 12,516 Indian soldiers who died while serving in “India or the North-west Frontier and during the Third Afghan War”.[1] The India Gate war memorial, the architectural style of which has been compared with the Gateway of India in Bombay, and the Napoleonic Arc de Triomphe in Paris, was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.[1]

For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_Gate

Link to video: http://youtu.be/w1tqo5daO40

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India Gate 2/2

Link to video: http://youtu.be/K8O2NwkspBQ

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Connaught Place – Flutes

Description: I got one!

Link to video: http://youtu.be/ajH2C-_bTc4

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Connaught Place – Sweet potatoes!

Link to video: http://youtu.be/N8sAGCvKoK8

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Colleagues taking me out for lunch!

Description: Take a ride in Manik’s car, and hear me demonstrating how the Emirates provide the announcements, first in English, then in… Arabian! crazy language! 🙂

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGE-JVoLTGo

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Pirates of Grill 1/5

Descripition: Getting in there…

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsSxZZ5nNvA

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Pirates of Grill 3/5

Description: Starter, then kebabs on stick, veg and non-veg. Absolutely gorgeous!

Link to video: https://youtu.be/ex0qkCHOA80

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Pirates of Grill 4/5

Description: More kebabs on stick, and a potato starter that is absolutely amazing, what a nice cuisine they have here!

Link to video: https://youtu.be/8ogp-U8Qsxc

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How to eat with Naan bread

Description: In team lunch, I am imitating them how to eat!

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVTsLKiGHCo

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DLF Promenade Mall

Description: DLF Promenade is a fashion mall, which is why the zoning is planned out in a way where all the fashion brands are evenly spread out over the 2 shopping floors (ground + one). The entire second floor is a mix of F&B brands, Cinema, spa/salon, gifts, stationery and books.

More info, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DLF_Promenade

Link to video: https://youtu.be/FAn_S6ewgW8

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Idli steamed rice cakes

Description: Idli is a traditional breakfast in south Indian households.  The cakes are usually two to three inches in diameter and are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolized by the body.

Most often eaten at breakfast or as a snack, idlis are usually served in pairs with chutney, sambar, or other accompaniments. Mixtures of crushed dry spices such as milagai podi are the preferred condiment for idlis eaten on the go.

More info, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idli
http://indianfood.about.com/od/picklesandpreserves/r/southcoconut.htm
http://foodomania.com/idli/

Link to video: https://youtu.be/eX7LYETP4hA

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Falooda desert with Vanilla ice cream

Description: Falooda is a cold and sweet beverage containing many ingredients very popular in South Asia. Traditionally it is made by mixing rose syrup with vermicelli, psyllium (ispaghol) or basil (sabza/takmaria) seeds, jelly pieces and tapioca pearls along with either milk, water or ice cream.[1]

Faluda is of Persian origin and is assumed to have come to India during Nader Shah’s kingship. Vermicelli used for preparing faluda are made from arrowroot whereas they are usually made of wheat in India.[2]

The ice was gathered during the winter or carried from the mountain tops in large insulated underground chambers topped by dome structures. This allowed ice to remain available throughout the summer and even in the desert. The best use was made to prepare desserts like faluda. Later on, as techniques improved, rose water and sugar were added with the vermicelli. Today there are many versions of faluda. Some are made without noodles and blended with fruit. One of the Indian versions consists of kulfi, translucent wheat-starch noodles and flavoured syrup. Some faludas are served as milkshakes.

Falooda is a popular dessert not just in Mumbai (Bombay) where it is thought to have originated but also in the rest of the country. This chilled drink-dessert is the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat.

More info, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falooda

Link to video: https://youtu.be/E8QeWQf5WMo

And photos too!

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