Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Something to bore you with...

What does your name mean?

You Are Lively and Courageous

You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous. You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things. Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times. You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way. And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life. You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it. You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow. You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily. Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rip off

I have a Vodafone no in Mumbai... I do not like the Airtel customer service centers. The other players are not in my consideration set. In the first bill they charged Rs 60 extra for GPRS. I had activated GPRS for a rental of 200 bucks per month. Usage charges are per KB. And then shifted to 499 plan which gives me 500 MB free. I was charged for usage and the rental. After being on the phone with call center for an hour without a solution I visited the Vodafone store. Within an hour I received a call confirming that the excess amount will be refunded.
I shifted to the 699 plan which gives me 1 GB free. In the second bill I have been charged 499+699= 1198. I called call center (again). They accepted the mistake and put in a request. I received a sms with a request no and information that they would call back by Wednesday. Thankfully, I didn't delete the message 'coz no call came.
I visited the Vodafone store today. The executive gave me a blank look... then he darted around looking for help. It seemed like they picked up the next guy from the street and gave him the job. Person 1 tells me; "You didn't activate the previous service.. so you have been charged for both".
Me: Don't talk crap. I have used GPRS for a year now... there is no such criteria... give me my money back
Person 2: You will be charged the entire rental even if you use for a day
Me: Show it to me in writing and I will believe you... There is no such funda.
Then the Manager checked out the request no and confirmed that the amount will be reversed in my next bill.

What if I had believed the crap they tried to feed me??? Would I get my money back? Are these companies ripping off our money and lying so blatantly?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


KC and I watched this flick on the weekend. It is a nice movie... I don't know if I was too emotional that day or it was the movie but there were certain scenes which made me cry.
It is about a grumpy old man whose wife has died. It was her dream to explore South America. He ties helium balloons to his house and flies off to the place. There is a catch.. a small, fat boy named Russell accidently comes along. It is a story of their adventure and the relationship they ultimately forge.
Nice... very nice.

PS: I watching '28 days' on Zee Studio. Good movie... I thought it was a comedy but it is about drugs addiction. For once, I like Sandra Bullock in some movie.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

iPill Vs Unwanted 72

No no... this post is not about the secrets and inner workings about the pills... no dirty details here.
I have heard the pills are being used as regular contraceptives instead of in emergency. Why is that? People are not educated?? Or is it an easy way out??? Or have the ads been misleading? It could be 1 or all or some of these reasons.

Personally, I prefer iPill ads. Anyone can identify with them... and have been shot in a sensitive manner. They have class. Unwanted 72 ads are too fake. It is so obvious the celebrity couples are faking it... in every way possible.

So women... iPill it is...

PS: iPill is not paying me to write their reviews... but they should.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Update on the day

  1. Clean house... will start at 7.30 or 8 am... yeah yeah... I am crazy. I wake up at 7 am on Sundays... sigh... DONE
  2. Get the exhaust fan installed in the kitchen... Not done... these bloody electricians... what nakhras
  3. Buy mineral water... DONE
  4. Save updated songs list in the IPod... sigh... will try and do it tom
  5. Visit to the parlour... DONE
  6. Post letter... I remembered I need stamps to post the letter... will do it tom
  7. Buy phone... DONE
  8. Get MS Office on laptop.... DONE
  9. Watch movie... didn't watch in theatre... watched Luck by Chance and now it is Yuva
  10. Read books... Not done
  11. Gym... No time today...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New phone

I have 2 phones... "Why"; you may ask. 'Coz I have 2 SIMs.
"Why?"; again, you may ask. One SIM is for my official no and another for my personal one. "Why not have just 1?". Well, I like to switch off my official no on Sundays... and after 9 pm on weekdays. I am entitled to a life. Apart from that I prefer to have separate bills since official bill is reimbursed. I also use GPRS on the personal no... so... it is more expensive.... but saves the effort.

I had N73 for personal no and Nokia 3110 for official no. 3110 has been giving a lot of battery trouble... bugged and irritated I decided to buy a new phone. N73 is my fav... I bought it in Aug 2007 with my 2nd salary for a princely sum of 17k. It costs around 14k right now. KC bought a Samsung Touch last month and I was tempted to buy a new phone but didn't really need one. Since the last few weeks N73 has been giving sound problems... I could barely hear the other person even on full volume. Using a bluetooth all the time is not too convenient.
Today... I bought a Sony Ericsson Walkman (Nokia does not have great looking phones in the low end segment) and Nokia E63. I am loving it... E63 is a superb phone.... Dhruv and Soheil have given it good reviews... I remember trying it out while buying N73 but had no use for a business phone. Now I do!!!

I don't like touch phones... I find them too senstive... people as clumsy as me should stay away from sensitive phones.

East or West... Nokia is the best!!!

PS: Nokia is not paying me to write positive reviews.... unfortunately.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Gobi Paratha, anyone?

Yeah... cooked Gobi parathas for the first time in my life. What an achievement!!! Yoohoo!!!

I am hurting all over. The gym instructor is a tyrant under the cute exterior. I guess he was trained to be that way. It is such a fabulous job... put in efforts to get a fab body with all the muscles and then spend your life being sadistic and making others feel bad about their out-of-shape body. I could do it... except the part about getting a fab bod.

Yesterday there was a man lifting weights. Everytime he lifted one he would grunt and make weird noises... weird, as in... the kind he would probably make in bed. It was hilarious and yet I couldn't laugh. And he was LOUD!!!

Things to do tomorrow:
  1. Clean house... will start at 7.30 or 8 am... yeah yeah... I am crazy. I wake up at 7 am on Sundays... sigh
  2. Get the exhaust fan installed in the kitchen...
  3. Buy mineral water
  4. Save updated songs list in the IPod
  5. Visit to the parlour
  6. Post letter
  7. Buy phone
  8. Get MS Office on laptop
  9. Watch movie
  10. Read books
  11. Gym
Whew!!! Loads to do. Lets see how much I accomplish.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Gym shym

Hiya... KC advised me against going to the gym everyday... his logic being that I work everyday and get tired... 3-4 times in a week should suffice. So I skipped yesterday and went today. The instructor was not too happy to hear this. He has asked me to come everyday. The good part is he has planned different work outs everyday which makes the experience interesting and unpredictable. I miss the gym in Rajkot... it has good instructors. Since it is part of a 4 star hotel the service is good and courteous. The creme of Rajkot come there to work out.
Anyway... the current gym is part of the society. It has very good instruments for work out. There is a pool table, carrom, chess and table tennis in the adjacent room, a badminton court outside and a jogging track around the rooms. A pretty good deal. And it is costing me only Rs 250 per month.

My car met with an accident yesterday. A chemical tanker hit it. I don't know whose fault it was... mine or his. Fact is my car got damaged... and he was driving the chemical tanker within the city limits which is illegal. Thankfully, the owner of tanker agreed to bear the charges of the damage... the car has been repaired and will be reunited with me tomorrow. It was a scary experience... thank god KC's bro was 5 mins away. Mumbai people are crazy....

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Hmm... If you are having a bad day and need a break... please watch this flick...
If you are looking for thrills and excitement... please avoid this flick... Quite predictable!!!

3rd in the series of the Cullens (read the book to know more)... and I am liking it... Have already started reading the 4 th book- 'Breaking new Dawn'. Eclipse has werewolves and vampires working together... which is fun.

I went to the gym yesterday... it felt sooooo good. My stamina has reduced but I wil regain it. There is so much cleaning to do this Sunday... waiting for weekend.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Weekend break

Hello... I had a fabulous weekend... went to Neemrana (120 km from Delhi in Rajasthan) with Dhruv and Abhinav... met KC on Sunday night.
I have been up since 4.30 am... really need to sleep. I was very ill last week and going to the doctor only lightened my wallet. I guess I just needed to be with good friends and a damn good husband.
I had been coming home late last week... going out too often... late nights... eating out etc. I didnt have time to blog... to talk on the phone... to play scrabble.
I have decided to come home before 9 pm every night... stop eating out... restrict movie watching to once a week... blog more... talk to KC as much as possible... join the gym...

Anyways... good night!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Quick Gun Murugun

Yeah.. I watched it too... pretty decent. It is a surprise such movies are being made and people are watching them... The movie is strictly ok... it does drag a lot... sometimes it is funny... but worth a watch once!!!