Sunday, January 24, 2016

#lifegoals - Okinawa star shaped sand beach

I was reading about this beach in okinawa japan that has star shaped sand.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mc donalds kicks out a poor kid from their restaurant!

10th Jan, 2015

So I was in pune for a work visit. In the night we all people decided to visit the Mc Donald's nearby.
We went and got ourselves some coke floats... when we came out a poor kid started asking for some.
So since it's not very exp i decided to buy him a fanta float.
I asked the kid if he would like to come in with me and stand in the line to purchase it by himself... he agreed.
i took him in and he stood in the line. Of course I accompanied him.
immediately a worker from Mc Donald's came and pushed and threw the kid out!
I told him that it's me who got him in to buy him a fanta float.
Well he was extremely rude and told me that these kind of people are not allowed inside!
Any which ways i bought him the stuff and gave him.
NOW: i need to know who are THESE KIND OF PEOPLE?
so poor kids are not allowed?
Even though i accompanied him?
I was paying?
did i ask for free?

Worse not anyone from the public even bothered to stop or even raise a word. 
I clicked this picture right outside their restaurant.
8 am also attaching the bill. 
if anyone can take action please do!

Answer Mc Donald's!!!

go back to USA or treat 
here well!!!

Follow up!
15th Jan 2015

Got a call from McDonalds ....
So people from ‪#‎mcdonlds‬ called me after watching the cctv footage n tried to cover it up by saying mam we took that step coz we have had a bomber incident before 2012.
I said cool. So if tomorrow I get by own kid you will throw him out as well?
Just because he was a poor kid not dressed well u assumed so much of him?
So all people dressed shabbily are looked down upon?
I asked him what if this same incident of throwing out a poor kid from ur restaurant happened in USA ...he said mam this is INDIA.
Can someone explain how being india makes this incident a justified one???
So they did not feel bad.


Ive sent them a mail stating my conversation with their representative.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lets Kill all Females

Yes you heard me right! Lets kill all of them including me!

We just talk so much to stop female infanticide, Violence against women and so on.
But WHY?
Why this happens?
Why such heinous culture even exists?
Why parents dread to have a female baby?

Then answer is simple!
Its because of YOU!

Yes you!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A school for my Soul - "She Loves To learn"

Having an extremely rural background my parents especially my mother did not get an opportunity to study as much as she loves to and is pretty intelligent in more than many ways. She belongs to a farmers family and a conservative one. Where every member of the family works in fields, takes care of cattles, takes them to graze, giving them bath and other activities.
She can explain condensation, evaporation an so many scientific words in such simple ways that probably some of our teacher wouldn't. Probably thats why we say experience is the best teacher and nature is our mother.

I was born in the village too. In my home there. I got a chance to go to "aangan badi" where they seved boiled chanas and boiled wheat to students to encourage headcounts and education.

But when i was three i came to bombay, Bandra where dad was working!

So coming back to present the other day we were talking and suddenly there was a topic of education.
She said so what of i have not been to a school i have stood outside one! 
I was surprised, i said ok tell me how.
She said "when i use to go to graze goats and cows she and couple of her friends tied the goats and cows just somewhere close to the school- it was the only small school in the whole village- and when the teacher use to teach or ask students to repeat anything we use to repeat and learn after them" 
I was stunned!
I then asked ok tell me what you studied, She said " do ek ka do, do duni chaar, do tia che, do chauke aath, do chaka bara"
she then asked "hum do aur do ko mila kar number bada rahe hai na"?
I said "yes"!

She must have been somehwere around 7 or 8 when she learnt it.
She still remembers it.
Even though through a rough phase and no exposure to education or any form of learning she can easily recall it made me realise how badly SHE LOVES TO LEARN.

She has a small bag of her own with books and pen and pencil.
She writes and learns whenever she gets time.

She watches english movies with me without asking me for any assistance.

Makes me realise how lucky we are. To have a proper education.

I surely dream of making a school after her name in her hometown village "Jehangirabad"

Thats my last wish.
I owe this.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Everything is Designed

Being in the field has really liberated me in more than one ways.
Its added invaluable value to mylife that no person ever can and no person ever will.

"I donot wish to make millions.What i wish is to make a difference to millions." - Shaheena Attarwala

Everything around us is designed. Still daily life for masses is very complicated.

Especially in india. Having a decent exposure on the rural side of india i would really wish to design a product thats affecting my rural indians. They have a life thats non rewarding unlike we city people.

Its a long term Goal and a LifeTime Dream.

I wish to make atleast one simple product that makes a big differnce to the daily lives
or probably an innovation that im known for an awarded for.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Be a little ALERT and AWARE before you enroll for memberships at Club Mahindra

Be a little ALERT and AWARE before you enroll for memberships:

I was quite keen on getting a membership so one of the call person set up a meeting for me with the sales executive of club mahindra.

 7th June 2013 :

 The meeting seemed all fine and advance was also paid for a membership of my choice and my offer was blocked as well. What followed after that was something i did not enroll for. But for some reason that meeting left me with a vibe that i should not go for it and i decided to call the agent and ask for a money back that i handed in cash. He seemed ok with it and said he was out of town and will get back to me in a couple of days. Since i did not get any revert i tried getting in touch again but he seemed to not respond. Then what followed was the chain of "the number you have called is switched off" , "unreachable", and so on... again i tried after some days and he said he is out of town. Well i tried of understand and waited for two months. At a point i called him for like 10 mins straight but he just wouldn't pick up my line. I got put off and decided to send a feedback to club mahindra.

 August 2013:

 To my surprise i did not see any kind of customer grievance or feedback or complaint section on their website. Its was more than two months now from the time i took the membership. It displeased to see that they cared so much before i bought the membership and after that not a call for follow up. Nevertheless i contacted their corporate office and again there wasn't any section where i could official give my feedback or complaints. Within a couple of hours i was set up with a point of contact and this was taken forward. I learnt that the sales executive was absconding since july.

The person incharge contacted the sales executive and threatened that if he wouldn't return the money they would file a complaint. The sales executive immediately started bombarding me with calls and messages. I was uncomfortable and din respond to his calls. After a lot of irritating and uncomfortable situations the Head person met me in person handed over my money and apologised. It was a good gesture. And i appreciate. Now i started questioning that how can you send someone to anybodys place and not follow up with the client? The person had explaination to question i asked but not all were satisfactory. They do have pretty big shot clients which he did try and advertise every now and then. Din really like the feel of it especially when you are at the receiving end.

But my simple QUESTION to him was what do you do to people like us who go through inconvenience for more than two and because of an error at club mahindra's end?

"Mam we apologise in person. We cannot change the whole system. At the end there is risk involved" That was the answer. So at the end there is no accountability and peaceful assurance. There wasn't any gesture that made me feel that they wanted to make up for something like that.

May be the whole consumer system in INDIA functions in a way that 'its OK and a sorry is enough to get rid of a situation like this'. Even the fact that when this incident happened he was officially an employee of club mahindra did not make much of a difference.  I'm not sure what a customer in US or any other western country would have done.

May be at this point "mam what can we do to make up to you" would sound like a paid luxury to me.
I might try and take up a membership later in life but not immediately for sure.

Do suggest.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mumbai Police Rocks! Candies Restaurant Sucks!

18th August, 8.40 pm:  15 mins after i left Candies a restaurant joint in bandra i realized that i had forgotten my phone there on the table, i ran back to check and it was gone. Three girls who were seated at the table closer to them told me that they saw a phone lying on the table and mean while two guys and a girl came and occupied the table there and that they were trying to unlock my phone (i had a lock), remove battery and sim card of the phone which they found suspicious and they informed the waiter of this. But the waiter seemed to have other priorities and did not care to even inform any one in a higher position of this LIVE theft happening there. I spoke to Allan the owner of candies and he made me read a sign "we are not responsible for any theft" - I acknowledged that it was my mistake that i left the phone but now what? Whats all the CCTV for? couldn't he help me?  So basically they are they responsible for encouraging theft and paying a blind eye if someone is stealing stuff right below their nose? I believe they must put up a sign "We encourage Thefts!" , in the mean time the three girls informed me that those guys who stole my phone had just left and i ran out with the three girls to see if they were still around unfortunately they all left! - I ran back with them to the owner only to find that he had left for dinner! And when i asked one of his collegues to help us track the guys with the help of cctv he said he cant do much coz only Allan knows how to operate it! LMAO really i was like these guys need some HELP! And rudely asked us to wait for half hour until he comes and started whining conveniently about the fact that because of me Allan - the owner of @candies got late for dinner? Dude seriously 5 mins of helping your customer who is trouble can make such a big difference to his dinner and his calorie intake that he could have fainted or may be suffered from malnutrition! Anyways point to be noted id that Allan stays around 10 mins from Candies and i asked if they could just call him so that the three girls could only locate the guys on CCTV which could help the police to take note of them, But Again all my requests went on deff ears and dumb mind!  The three girls had to leave since they stayed far and i couldn't ask for more they had already helped me much! Anyways i chose not to stay for half hour since i felt i could do much better after being neglected so badly! I went off to the Bandra police station and lodged a complaint for theft of my phone and told them the entire scene at candies and the snobbish and loser attitude of the owner! The cops were prompt in filing a complaint and sent two lady officers with me to candies to take a better judgment of the incident!
As we went in the CCTV room we found Allan the owner and all the other relevant people there. The lady cops asked them to play the CCTV according to them. In the mean time Allan did not hesitate to show off how many wallets and gold and other expensive stuff people leave here and they dont touch it.
DUDE if they leave wallets cant you just get an id from their wallet call them and hand it over to them? What is it you wish to have a museum set up for yourself?
Anyways we located the guys on the screen and at the same time the Allan gets a call saying why are the police here? Allan responds someone has lost their phone and thats what and then to my surprise Allan asks the person on the phone to come up! He comes up with a note written "Please contact us we have your phone and their numbers, apparently my sim got stuck in his phone and he is taking it for repairs"
The cops asked the manager of candies to come to the police station! It was 11.15 pm now
The main Inspector that "what we're doing with the note for two hours?" Why were they not prompt in taking me seriously and handing the note to me? Had they taken action responsibly before i would not have to go to the police! And Also noted that had the cops not come with me to candies i would never get that note and never know what's happening with my phone!
The manager accepted his mistake! But still did not shy away from saying we are not responsible! The Cop was quick and said now you are since you haven't handed the note to the girl you are!
He kept shut!
We called the guy who took my phone and asked him to return! We are in touch with NINAD that's what the guys name is and asked to hand over my phone!
I thanked the lady cops for being kind and taking my case seriously!
The Cops are pursuing this case till the time NINAD does not visit the police and acknowledges the incident!
Candies please learn to show some empathy to your customers and not show them "we are not reponsible" signs!
The tea was good though! Ill still keep coming to candies! No hard feelings!