Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SIR -- (S)lave (I) (R)emain

The most abominable and commonly used word in India is 'Sir' for everything and anyone.  The real acronym for the word 'Sir' is (S)lave (I) (R)emain. And it is the remnant of the imperialistic effect that British has left upon us several centuries before. If you have watched the tamil movie 'Thamizhan' (starring Vijay) where he condemns the writer of the police station for forcing people to call the inspector as 'Ayya' (sir in Tamil). He adds that if he is so obsessed with that relationship, it is up to him but not to thrust the same on others.

I have been observing quite a number of software companies in Chennai also, unfortunately, catching up this trend of juniors addressing seniors as 'SIR'. What is the purpose of 'first name' (given name) and 'last name' for the person then? Why are people so obsessed with the relationship of being a slave?

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

End of Real Estate Drama with Tenant in Medavakkam

One of my client had vested with me responsibility of managing the tenancy at his apartment near Medavakkam. Of late the tenants had been little fooling around by delaying credit of rent in the account. They finally vacated the apartment in May however failed to properly remit the utility bills leading to which my client had late payment alerts from the service provider.

The phone numbers of the tenants were also not reachable and hence I had to force law enforcement into the action. Initially I had some difficulties registering a report and here is where CCTNS came to the rescue.  The police commissionarate dispatched the report to Thazhambur police station (jurisdiction) and after which the tenants obliged to come for an enquiry and the issue got amicably resolved.