and finally, at the end of it all, the visa application website did say... Processed application are received from Embassy and ready for collection - 30/07/09.
A few hours later, with some disbelief still, i was roaming round the streets of Paris, looking in admiration at that beautiful page of my passport saying Visa Category "S", for student, and "Banaras Hindu Uni-Varanasi"...
I will fly back to Delhi on 5th August, that's Wednesday... and arrive in Varanasi next week.
A note on my three blogs
A note on my blogs
(1) vio; in love with india - this one is the main blog about my Indian adventures, which started in 2005. I don't write much on this blog these days because I prefer to write privately in the confidential blog. But check out the categories and the index to figure out your way. I have kept some older posts not about India but which I still find interesting or relevant in Old words. Also check out my new, fun category Only in India in which I post photos of funny, unique, Indian situations...
(2) vio; sounds of india - this is my blog of sounds, because India wouldn't be as incredible if it was not so vibrant and just so full of incredible sounds!
(3) vio; confidential - this an extension of my main blog in which I post entries I do not want to reveal to the entire webspace for privacy or sensitivity reasons. You must receive an invitation from me and then accept the invitation to be able to read it. You may email me if you are interested in receiving an invitation.