Monday, February 15, 2016

Monday Blues

Looks like a combination of Monday and Ashtami has a bad effect on me since early morning.  Right at the start of daybreak a husky text message broke my mood.

Boarded a wrong bus and recognized it quite late and hence had to walk a bit in the shortcut to catch my route bus.

The destination buses were far less today unlike its regular frequency of 1 in 3 minutes. The one that came after a long time was jam packed.

And the courier I was expecting to deliver today shows 'Already delivered on Saturday'. Not sure which prankster lifted my shipment illicitly.

Omg! It is monday!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Learning from a bank robbery

Mind Changing Concept
During a robbery, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank: “Don’t move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you.” Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This is called “Mind Changing Concept” Changing the conventional way of thinking. 

Being Professional
When a lady lay on the table provocatively, the robber shouted at her: “Please be civilized! This is a robbery and not a rape!” This is called “Being Professional” 

Focus only on what you are trained to do! When the bank robbers returned home, the younger robber (MBA-trained) told the older robber (who has only completed Year 6 in primary school): “Big brother, let’s count how much we got.” The older robber rebutted and said: “You are very stupid. There is so much money it will take us a long time to count. Tonight, the TV news will tell us how much we robbed from the bank!” This is called “Experience.” Nowadays, experience is more important than paper qualifications! 

Swim with the tide
After the robbers had left, the bank manager told the bank supervisor to call the police quickly. But the supervisor said to him: “Wait! Let us take out $10 million from the bank for ourselves and add it to the $70 million that we have previously embezzled from the bank”. This is called “Swim with the tide.” Converting an unfavorable situation to your advantage!

Knowledge is worth as much as gold
The supervisor says: “It will be good if there is a robbery every month.” This is called “Killing Boredom.” Personal Happiness is more important than your job. The next day, the TV news reported that $100 million was taken from the bank. The robbers counted and counted and counted, but they could only count $20 million. The robbers were very angry and complained: “We risked our lives and only took $20 million. The bank manager took $80 million with a snap of his fingers. It looks like it is better to be educated than to be a thief!” This is called “Knowledge is worth as much as gold!”

Seizing the Opportunity
The bank manager was smiling and happy because his losses in the share market are now covered by this robbery.This is called “Seizing the opportunity.” Daring to take risks! So who are the real robbers here?

Packers and Movers across India are packing and moving spam across blogs

Almost on a every day basis, there are a bunch of spam comments from diversified packers and movers across India and typically tier 3 cities like Bhubaneswar. Aren't these spammers out of their senses that they don't know how to make an effective marketing but just end of peeing everywhere they go with their spam?

I think such businesses should be blacklisted from doing businesses in the country. Only then they would start behaving with responsibility.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Advanced Many Many Happy Returns of the Day, Sister (NL - Nithya Lavanya)

Dear Sister (NL - Nithya Lavanya),

As the clock ticks  in 11th February, I know it is your birthday. And as you normally know, Lavanya Deepak Network takes pride in extending its first and foremost choicest birthday wishes to you.

Happy Birthday! Have a great blast!

SathamAnam bhavathy SathAyu: Purushasyatha 
   Indhriya yEva Indhriya tE Prathithishtathi

Monday, February 08, 2016

Hutch/Vodafone and NMNP

With NMNP in place, the erstwhile Hutch campaign seems to be coming true. The Vodafone number can keep following you where-ever you move across the subcontinent or even internationally.

While the latter would mean an international roaming the former can now change home networks. Say for example your Vodafone Mumbai number can become a local number when you move to New Delhi.

Comparison between transport corporations

I have been using different transport corporations during my stays and travels to different places. Here is a quick comparison between three transport corporations.

1 Name of Business Entity Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Metropolitan Transport Corporation Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation
2 Hospitality of Crew Normal. But if you do not have a proper change forget getting. Disgusting. Even if you have change, the crew will take some cuts. Amicable. Gives proper change and expect proper change (even after you get down. :) )
3 Helping in Routes Good Average Excellent
4 Assist in Boarding Stops buses when requested as much traffic conditions permit Skips stops and goes near an auto-stand to stop Stops buses when requested as much traffic conditions permit
5 Honesty of Ground Staff Good Good Corrupt. Read IPaidABribe report here.
6 Follow up of Administration on Complaints Zero Average. Takes a week to respond Extremely proactive. Regarding the corruption I reported to BMTC, this writer has talked to around half a dozen people ranging from PRO, Deputy Director and Sr. Inspector (Vigilance)
7 Bus Quality Need to improve Has good spectrum of buses like Semi low floor Deluxe, Volvo etc. Vast spectrum of buses like Vajra, Vayu Vajra, Volvo etc.