Monday, December 29, 2014

10 Funniest images of 2014

1) Exercise?? I thought you said extra fries! This one really cracks me up as me and lot of foodies can relate to it. I am not a fitness freak so I am sure can happen with me and many others. So guys be careful.

2) I am definitely not a morning person. So morning people are careful of me. We all have that friend who is a morning person. I have one who gets up early morning and when we are out on a vacation he gets up early and starts moving around in the room. Pretty sure all of you can relate to problem number 2

3) Well guys it's a fact that it's a woman's world. Women are smarter, emotionally stronger than men    
and I am sure most of you will agree with me. This has been presented so well in the image below.                                                                            

4) These are the basic need of the next generation. A smart phone can easily replace Butter roti as I am sure we will be having an app for that pretty soon                                                                   

5) I hate these tiny creatures. I wish there was a spray to kill them. Just love this definition. I mean who said a Chicken Burger has calories. It's the fault of these tiny creatures not that harmless burger!

6) This is a very serious problem in the world and many people including me are suffering from this state. The only cure is to keep eating what you like and don't worry about the weighing scale.             

7) This especially for all my married friends. I am sure the ones who are not married but have been in a very long committed relationship can relate to this well. All the best guys                                       

8) Happens with me all the time. I go to sleep every night thinking I will eat healthy and nonfattening stuff. I wake up and have green tea and fruits. An hour late I start craving for Chole Bhature. Story of my life                                                                                                                                              

9) This is what keeps happening to me. No matter how hard I try my weight keeps finding me back.

10) Cooking seems so easy when you see chefs on TV making it but when you actually start cooking you realize what this image suggests.                                                                                             

Monday, December 22, 2014

AirTel's Pathetic Service! Wake up Indian Telecom providers Wake up

Edited -My services were back after 4 days! I am thankful but my question is does this take that long!
Problem number 1 still not resolved!
My Mail to AirTel! 
Respected Sir/Mam,
I have been a very loyal Customer of Airtel for like a decade now! I used to feel very proud of my self for using the best telecom in India. But recently your unprofessional attitude has really been a worry to me to continue my loyalty towards Airtel. 
My Mobile Number is 98205*****
My email id - vivasvaan.****@******.com
Data left!

Speed Test not even starting on Full 3G signal

What full speed 3G speed i get

I am on roaming so i shifted to a 799 my plan and all the packages i have taken are for 3G data usage. Most of my work depends on Internet and that is the case with almost every one today. Specially for me as i earn my bread through internet so i hope you guys can understand how will it be for me not to have a working internet connection.

Recent Problems : 
1) On 18th December i had lodged a complaint- Issue was low 3g signals at my place and mostly 2G signals coming. It was shocking for me as i used to get full 3G speed at my home. I had lodged a complaint on 18th Dec and no call from your team/ Network Team for further inquiry. The Complaint is still open as of 22/12/14 7 PM IST . Well i guess it must be a joke for you guys not to take your job seriously but i do take my job seriously and my work has been suffering a hell lot since i work from home. 
2) On 20th Dec 2014 i get a SMS from airtel saying " You have consumed 100% of the bill shield value on your airtel mobile. Speed will now be revised" I was shocked on reading this SMS as normally get alerts on using 80% of Mobile Data. On checking my airtel app i saw approximately 1.8 GB 3G data left i thought must be a technical glitch at your end. So i went online to check if my 3g was working properly but no it was not. I called up customer care and explained them the issue their response was sir yes you have 1.8 GB data left so kindly ignore the message the speed will be back to normal in sometime just remember to switch off and switch on the mobile phone. Since that day i have been calling up airtel everyday to ask why is my 3g not working and the reply i get is  give us 24 hours . On 22/12/14 i called up airtel customer care and spoke to the executive around 6:30PM she told me that sir you have consumed 100% of your data as i can see on the system. I was shocked by this response so i sent a message to 121 to check my data usage and the reply was " You have used 3555 MB of 5400MB till 16:00 Hrs on 22/12/14. So on reading out the message i was told that sir the complaint on 18th Dec i still open! Hello Unprofessional set of people the complaint of 18th dec is open and i know that as it has not been resolved but what about this stupid issue of my 3G data not working at all in-spite of having roughly 1.8 GB left. 
Nothing has been done regarding my problem. If i have 3G data left and their is an issue with your back-end team which sent me a message that 3g data usage is 100% and speed will be revised somebody please go and tell them i have a lot of data left and kindly get my speed back to normal. 
AirTel wake up Remember Customer is King! 

Thanks and Regards
Vivasvaan Bhatnagar

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mumbai to Diveagar Road Trip

Diveagar is approximately 170 Kilometers south of Mumbai along the western coast of India. I am deeply madly in love with this place for only one reason the drive from Diveagar to Shrivardhan. It is one of the best scenic views that I have seen in my life. I mean its just breath taking. One side Mountains, curvy roads similar to the ones you face in hill stations and other side is the Arabian sea. Just check out few images below for you guys to get a idea of what I am talking about as it cannot be described in words. 

Well you will be blown away by this place as it is totally clean, peaceful and easy on the pocket. Diveagar has got a white sand beach. The beach is clean and has a lot of fun activities when its not raining (non-monsoon season). Definitely try a bumper water ride, it scared the shit out of me. Also they give you a option to swim in the middle of the sea by paying few bucks extra. I was lucky enough i didn't had to pay extra for that swim as they needed their boat near the beach. So I was swimming in the middle of the sea for good 15 minutes. Though I had a option to say no, but why refuse a golden opportunity to miss it. It was very relaxing and you are wearing life jackets so its nothing to worry about and no sharks of course. Go to the beach 1 hour before sunset so that you can settle their and enjoy the sunset in peace. It has a lot of hotels but i would recommend the MTDC resort it is the best one their and the food is amazing. Mostly it is full so the second best I would recommend Shree-Ganesh. The drive from Mumbai is not that great as the national highways have single lanes, so avoid travelling at night, but in patches the view is one of the best you will find and just breath taking. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Chinese Rajma Chawal

Most of you who have lived their lives in Delhi must have eaten Chinese food at these Chinese food Vans.
Chinese Food Van
Mostly people call in for home delivery or take parcel. This place is not for those who like authentic Chinese food. I am sure most of us can't eat authentic Chinese food. The food here is full on desi style Chinese and is spicy. I love the noodles, Chilly Chicken, Spring rolls and my favorite crispy is honey chilli potato which is surprisingly not available in Mumbai.  Anyways this post is not about the Chinese food it is about Rajma Chawal, yes you read it right Rajma Chawal. I was surprised when I got to know you get Rajma Chawal here in this particular place. So I went and gave it a try. They serve Rajma, Chawal, Fried Papad and Onions with Schezwan sauce.
Rajma Chawal
They are absolutely delicious & spicy and i was actually sweating when I finished eating. So people who are not into spicy food stay away :)
I would say definitely give it a try
Yum!Yum! Rajma Chawal

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Roadside Nan Dal

I wanted to title it as "Roadside Amritsari Dal Nan" but those who love Amritsari nan would have definitely got offended as it is no where close to Amritsari Nan
Tastes so much better than it looks

But there is still something great about this that i crave for every-time i visit Delhi. As soon as i land in Delhi this is the first thing in my mind to eat. I first ate this place while shopping for my school's farewell party at that time it was rs 10 for 2 Aloo Nan and Dal (You get other veggies also but i only take dal) and green chutney with onion and carrot pickle the combination of the crispy aloo nan, pickles,chutney,achar and Dal it is this heavenly taste that makes me not meet any of my friends or family members but to visit this place first thing on reaching Delhi.
Nan Dal Stall

What to expect : 
1) Great food at reasonable price
2) Great hospitality

What not to :
1) Aloo in the Nan 
Not for very Hygiene conscious people 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rs 100 for doing potty

I paid 100 rs to do potty at this place. I was sitting in a nearby restaurant and it ran out of water and I had sudden urge to go but I couldn't. So I stepped out to another restaurant nearby its washroom was full. I couldn't wait so I went to party time. As soon as I entered the manager with 3 waiters around me started looking at me. So I asked the manager can I use the toilet?? HE REPLIED A FLAT NO!!!!!
I was taken aback as I have never experienced it before. Who in their right frame of mind says no to use a toilet. I said I will pay you (I mean I will Order) he didn't understand he said no you cant use. He said you will have to order to use the toilet. I said ok and rushed to the loo. I was damn pissed at the attitude. Anyways while doing potty I was thinking I will politely give him 100 bucks and say give food to a poor guy. But as soon as I came out of the toilet. Waiters with menu card were ready and shoving the menu on my face. So I went to the manager asked him what about your hospitality shit you were though in  your school which ever one you went to. He said management says no to people who want to use the loo first they need to order. It was a bit funny how can order anything when i need to poop like big time, only his management can order for food when they feel the urge to poop. I anyways gave him 100 bucks and said give some poor guy food to eat. He didnt apologise and I am sure must have kept money in his pocket.
Moral- You realise the value of a minute when your on the other side of the toilet.

Charging Port Issue 4th Time in 18 Months!

Residing in Mumbai, I bought Samsung Galaxy NOTE2 for Rs. 36,500/- on December 6, 2012. Considering the brand image, I convinced myself to spend such a big amount saved from my small salary. Within 3 months of purchase, I have started facing problems one after the other.
Please allow me to explain my case in detail.
- First problem occurred within the 3rd month itself. The charging port stopped working. Since it was in warranty period, Samsung replaced it. (Which i was told is a regular problem with this handset)
- The second problem with the charging port occurred again 4 months later . This was replaced again.
- That same time, I was told data cable is faulty and I need to change the same. So I ended up paying for data cable as the warranty period of 6 months is over.
The problem continues and again after 5 months, just few days before my warranty lapse on phone, the newly replaced charging port started giving issues. So I wrote to samsung mentioning why such a problem 3rd time within span of 12 months for a high end phone launched by a trusted brand name.
- I took the phone to the same service centre ( Cool Point Services) where I had given the phone earlier as well. I was told the problem is with the data cable and not with the charging port, which I had bought just 6 months back from samsung centre only. I raised my concern on the quality of cable Samsung provides that could not last for even 6 months. So they replaced the cable with a new one without charging me money.
Again after 6 months I started facing the charging issue. So I took it to the service centre in Ville Parle,Mumbai my earlier 'Cool Point Service' centre was under renovation. The engineer said charging port needs to be replaced and  Rs. 1600 is approximate charges for repair. So anyways, I did not get it repaired as I did not want to waste my hard earned money again on getting it repaired by a company who couldn't resolve the similar issue when the phone was 3 months old. 
- I again wrote to samsung at around 2nd June but no revert from their social media account. I went to the samsung website and wrote to the ceo as well as on social media. I finally got a revert from samsung and I was assured I will be given a solution. Samsung head office team was really helpful in getting my handset picked from my office and I was given a spare handset.  
- Yesterday I got a call from the head-office and I was told that there is liquid damage on the phone's motherboard and even the on/off switch has liquid damage and again the data cable had gone faulty. A total estimate of Rs. 8,500 was given to me.
- I explained to them that this is unacceptable. It is not about not paying the money. It is about faulty product which has issues from the 3rd month of buying.
- Samsung falsely accused me of mishandling my phone and saying this liquid damage only happens on dropping the phone in water. I had told samsung that the phone has not been dropped in water. It is only handled by me and no one else also.
- This is anyways a false allegation as first time when I took the phone to the service centre on June 2, I was told only charging port has issues. Now suddenly the head office person says its my fault. Which I refuse to accept had it been i would have told the service centre as i had gone with the intention of getting it repaired and paying money for it since it was out of warranty. But when the service centre executive told me charging port has issues, then i refused to get it repaired.
- Also, when I asked why such a cheap quality cable that is being replaced for the 3rd or 4th time (sorry i have lost count). He replied that the cable might be faulty because of the motherboard. Then my worry is could the motherboard had issues from the time i bought it as the data cable had been giving me issues. 

Was the Phone always faulty? Was it Because of the motherboard being faulty that data cable got damaged twice within warranty? Why did not samsung check the phone in detail when it was in warranty  as charging issue was constantly happening? 
- Still I was patient and tried telling them I am looking for a good and trust worthy solution. Instead they are explaining me the faults in the phone which they claim is by me. When their (samsung) own product has been giving me problems from the 3rd month of buying. On an average, every 4th month I had to leave my work and run to Samsung service centre. 
- Now Samsung says they will give me some 35% discount in repairing my phone taking in consideration history of the phone . Again, the worry remains as even after spending , what is the guarantee that the phone will not give me problem as this seems to be a faulty product.

- My issue is I am feeling cheated for paying such a heavy amount on this phone. Rs.36,500 is not a small amount and for that facing so many issues within a year of buying the phone. Now I doubt if the phone I bought was in the perfect condition. Even a second hand phone would have not given so many issues.
It is a traumatic experience when you buy an expensive product and it breaks down within a short span of time. It is equally harassing if the company from where you have bought the item refuses to replace it or simply keeps making excuses instead of solving the issue and accuses you of mishandling the phone.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Half Cheese Story!!

So it was Friday the 13th for me work wise. Too much work on a Friday can be really bad specially when you are expecting it to be a light day at work. So i had back to back meetings and then finally in the afternoon around 3 PM i reached Office. Well first i did not find parking as we all know in Mumbai finding a parking spot can be really tough. So well i had to park  my car far from my office. It was drizzling so i didnt bother much. As soon as i started walking it started pouring and then rest was a wet history. Reached office and then was really hungry. So i thought of treating my self to a non healthy meal as i have been on a diet. So i thought Mcdonalds for my  supercheat meal. First rains are always a good excuse to eat something highly unhealthy, ya so on Reaching Mcdonalds i ordered my favourite Filet-o-Fish Meal ( Fries and Coke ). Well if your doing something wrong might as well do it properly so definitely fries have to be included. So since i am back on instagram so its kind of a ritual to click and share every meal i eat. So I started clicking picture of the box, then the burger and then i thoughts lets go extreme and click the tartar sauce and cheese slice with fish fillet. So to my surprise i saw only half a cheese slice. I was kinda shocked so i went to the manager and asked why half cheese slice? He replied saying sir we put half a cheese slice in Filet-O-Fish burger. I was surprised at my self as i have been eating this burger for more than 6 years and never really cared what was inside those buns :)
So well a lesson learnt for me! I should check my food :)