Pathetic Online Purchase Experience with

UPDATE : This email was sent on the 28th, two days hence, I’ve yet to receive an email response. I received an sms from Jabong today saying, they are still “not dispatched, pending a quality check.” SIMPLY PATHETIC!

DATE : 28/10/2014

Dear “Jabong Care Team”,

Its the 28th Today and till 6.30 PM today there is still no sight of any of my shipments.

This is simply ridiculous. What do you think you people are doing? Are you giving this to me for free?
You ask for 8-9 days to dispatch goods. You fail to do so within that time frame too for 75% of the order. The one item which was dispatched is stuck in limbo for the past one week now. I am now beginning to wonder whether it was dispatched in the first place or not.
ORDER NO : 141016*******62        ORDER DETAILS : 4 Nos. of T-shirts        ORDER DATE: 16/10/14     SELLER : Campus Sutra
Item No. 1 : Printed Black Crew Neck T Shirt  Shipment Date: 22/10/14 Tracking No: 1054****8 
                       Current Status: 23/10/14 Shipments connected from BANGALORE Pickup Center to DELHI HUB NO UPDATE SINCE.
Item No. 2 : Printed Blue Crew Neck T Shirt  Shipment Date: 25/10/14 Tracking No: 1054****9 
                       Current Status: 26/10/14 Shipments connected from BANGALORE Pickup Center to MUMBAI HUB NO UPDATE SINCE.
Item No. 3 : Printed Black Crew Neck T Shirt  Shipment Date: 28/10/14 Tracking No: 1054****0 
                       Current Status: 28/10/14 NO DETAILS FOUND ON SHIPPER WEBSITE.
Item No. 4 : Printed Grey Crew Neck T Shirt  Shipment Date: N/A Tracking No: Not Shipped
                       Current Status: 28/10/14 NOT SHIPPED YET.
Simply saying that this is the holiday season doesn’t let you off the hook. If the merchant is not dispatching the materials, it is your duty to arrange for alternates. A service provider who doesn’t provide the service. That about sums it up my experience with you.
Let me tell you something to put a certain prespective on things, I ordered my Diwali Shopping from and my wife’s from ( I dunno what I was thinking?)
Such a contrasting difference. Dispite her being the larger order and from 6 different sellers, was able to complete 80% of the order before Diwali despite the fact that I had ordered her items two days after I ordered mine from Jabong.
I want you to know that the last item in the order from was delivered at 3.30 PM today. Flipkart gave me similar shipping times (all products to be delivered post Nov 1) but they didn’t require it.
Needless to say her diwali was much different than mine. I spent mine arguing with your “customer team executives” about the status of my items.
This kind of cavalier attitude is demeaning to the customer. To add insult to the injury, I’m feeling as if it is my duty to follow up with you regarding my shipments rather than you taking it up pro-actively with me as well as the Shipping Merchant.
I’m imploring you to kindly take this matter up on a war footing, as this is now getting too disgusting for me.
My simple advice to you is this, don’t take orders during a sale, if you can’t fulfil them in time.
Warm Regards, (Though I don’t feel warm in any way, but simple courtesies have to be maintained)
Tejas Thakker
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11 Tips to Improve Self Confidence


Here are some quick tips to improve your Self Confidence. If we are committed to have a healthy self confidence there are many things you can do every day to boost your self confidence, each small steps that will help you to reach your goal. The good news is that self-esteem is not fixed and can be improved, try some of the steps below to boost your confidence and self-esteem.
1) Identify your successes. Everyone is good at something, so discover the things at which you excel, then focus on your talents. Give yourself permission to take pride in them. Give yourself credit for your successes. Inferiority is a state of mind in which you’ve declared yourself a victim. Do not allow yourself to be victimized. 
2) Look in the mirror and smile. Studies surrounding what’s called the “facial feedback theory” suggest that the expressions on your face can actually encourage your brain to register certain emotions. So by looking in the mirror and smiling every day, you might feel happier with yourself and more confident in the long run. 
3) Exercise and eat healthy. Exercise raises adrenaline and makes one feel happier and healthier. It is certainly an easy and effective way to boost your self-confidence. 
4) Turn feelings of envy or jealousy into a desire to achieve. Stop wanting what others have just because they have it; seek things simply because you want them, whether anybody else has them or not.
5) When you’re feeling superbly insecure, write down a list of things that are good about you. Then read the list back. You’d be surprised at what you can come up with.
6) Don’t be afraid to push yourself a bit – a little bit of pressure can actually show just how good you are!
7) You can try taking a martial arts or fitness class/course (or both). This will help build confidence and strength. Invest in some new clothing and donate some of your old clothing to send a message to yourself that you both look sharp and feel sharp.
8) Try to make yourself talk positively at all times. When you hear yourself saying you can’t do something, stop and say you can. Unless you try, you will never know whether you are able to or not. 
9) Don’t get wrapped up in your mistakes and dwell on bad points; they can contrast your good points or even give you something to improve. There’s no feeling like being good at something you were really bad at.
10) Don’t confuse what you have with who you are. People degrade their self worth when comparing possessions.
11) Surround yourself with nurturing friends, not overly critical individuals who make you feel inadequate or insecure. This could do great harm and damage to your self confidence.
Always remember “There is hair line crack between success and failure” Be sure to push yourself a bit, who knows that bit may lead you to success.
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Line of Succession of North after Robb Stark!

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Back to active Pressing!

Hi ya folks & followers.

I know I’ve not been updating the Blog as often as I and you might want. But have been otherwise tied up.

I’ve recently (in fact this week only) renewed my Gym Membership (to shed of those extra  kilos)


Till further updates, request you all to watch this space. Regular updates will be up and running in a few days.



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Doctor’s Debacle! – My Views

Last week was tumultuous at best. Began with the airing of Aamir Khan’s latest episode of Satyamev Jayate, this time bringing up of the issue of malpractices in medicines. If you missed out on the show, you can view it on Youtube here or view it below.

Many in the medical fraternity, thought it was irresponsible of Aamir to do a half-baked show, showing only the one-half of the story. Leaving out the good side of the story.

Yesterday I got a mail from a doctor friend of mine… I somewhat agree with him stating “why can’t doctors make money”… but on the other hand I have grown hearing doctors in in a noble profession and shouldn’t commercialize it…

I Agree with the Doc, but have my own two small bits for him. On the show Aamir made it clear quite a few times that (and I’m sure you wont deny it either) that most of them have made it a profession to loathe. I agree beating up resident doctors doesn’t serve anyone’s purpose, but at the same time in private hospitals the cases put up are very true.

However, coming back to the topic. Please read below… its worth an argument on Satyamev Jayate.

Dear Mr. Amir Khan,
I have been a big fan or your work, life and principles. I am also a fan of ‘Satyamev Jayate’. But I was shocked to see the episode on 27th May, 2012. You are an Icon. You should have thought well and done the homework before doing such a biased show. There are only two people in the film industry that are being taken seriously by the
thinking class of society, You and Amitabh Bacchhan. So, when you give such a biased and one sided version of a story, it hurts. Speaking about such a thing on a “commercial” TV show is bad. (I am sure you have taken a big amount, only doctor are supposed to do charity and social work, not actors!!! Right!) I want to highlight few important points here. And yes I am qualified to make observations as I am a
medical student.

1. Your guests and audience (the words were almost put in their mouth) said that private colleges charge a capitation fee of 40 – 50 Lacs for MBBS,
you should have also produced some evidence of such practice. Like you call a victim in all your episodes, why not here? And do the same story Engineering, Architecture, Law and MBA colleges, do you think they are clean? Why target doctors alone?

2. You said Since 2001, government opened 31 medical colleges and 106 private institutes were opened. – Please note that today in India, there are a total of 181 Private and 152 Govt Medical colleges. So the number is not as bad s you
projected. Don’t project only the time period which suits your story. Either give a complete picture or do not give a picture at all! And also, please find out how many of these private colleges are owned by politicians? 95% of Private colleges in India are owned and run by politicians. It is a bloody nexus between politicians and MCI. The corruption by politicians is to blamed for the mess, not doctors!!!

3. One of your guest (Dr. Gulhati) said that doctors ask for 30% commission from Pharma companies to write their drugs. That is baseless, over-the-roof and sensationalizin g the matter. That is as true as “Most Leading actors ask newcomers to sleep with them” or “Lawyers take money from both the sides in a legal battle” or “Most chartered accountants teach their clients how to save tax and also pass info to taxman on where his client saved tax”. I know all of you will shout “Where is the proof?”. So are doctors!!! I am not trying to sensationalize things as you did on your show by shading those fake tears, but just trying to project that allegations are easy to make. I know you will say that this was the opinion of our guest, and not yours. But you provided a platform for these fake allegations.

4. You compared the numbers of Licenses cancelled in England and in India. I must say your team is quite resourceful and please collect and compare following details also –
a.Number of doctors beaten on duty by goons from various political outfits in government hospitals in UK and India in last 10 years, and also the number of people convicted for such crime.
b.The Stipend (Salary a post-graduate trainee doctor/intern gets) or Salary and accommodation facilities provided to the doctors of the two countries.
c.The duty hours and working conditions of the doctors of the two countries.
d.The academic and research infrastructure being provided to the medical students.

5. You said that the most brilliant students who take up medicine, should take it only for service to mankind, they should go to other fields if they want to earn. Why? Are we living in imperialism? Are doctors not allowed to earn and spend a good life? You were asking Dr. Devi Shetty whether he can do humanitarian work and Earn at same time? This is like asking Amirkhan or Shahrukh-khan their income and generalizing it for every actor in the industry (Even junior artists). Sir, just as there are only few Khans and Kapoors, There are even fewer Devi Shetty and Naresh Trehan who run their chain of Multi-specialty hospitals spread all over the country.

See what it takes to become a doctor and then give such “Geeta-Gyan”:
a. 5 and half year of MBBS training and 1 more year of Compulsory Rural Internship at Rs. 15000 – 20000 per month. (Any other field eg. Engineering, Management, a person would become Postgraduate in this much time and start earning
double the amount.) If one doesn’t study further, the pay at this step is 22,000 per month.
b. After above 6 and half years of Graduation, 3 more years of Postgraduation, followed again by compulsory rural / Government job for 1 year or pay Rs. 25Lac bond.
If one doesn’t study further, the pay at this step is 40,000 per month.
c. After this above 10 and half years, 3 more years of Superspeciality , followed by 1 year of Govt job or a Bond of Rs. 2 Crore. And the seats are so few with tough competition, there tends to be a gap of a year or two in preparing for various entrance exams.

6. Why only Doctors are being forced to work in rural and government hospitals after their study? Why only we should pay government if we don’t want to do it? The rural/Govt sector needs help of Engineers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants and MBAs also. Why aren’t the Engineers sent to rural areas to design and monitor roads and industrials development? Why aren’t the Lawyers forced to work as Public
prosecutors before they can join some big foreign corporate firm? Why aren’t the CAs asked to work in CAG office and various other government financial sectors
before joining Multinational Giants? Now government wants that doctors should not
immigrate to other countries without asking them. Why? Are the IIT/IIM students stopped before they flee to foreign countries for big fat salaries? So, why us? What is it that government of society has done for doctors that they should repay? They bloody can’t even protect them from goons whileon duty.

7. You say that doctors are writing unnecessary and costly medications. Do we decide the price of a drug? Do we manufacture or give license to drug manufacturers? Controlling the price of essential drugs is a government job. We are helpless. Sir, its easy to point fingers. We don’t say that all is well. But all is not well anywhere. Its a different thing creating awareness about dowry or female feticide. But its entirely different to comment on such a technical and complicated issue without getting into the details of it. You have maligned the entire medical fraternity. For every 10 doctors who are doing wrong, there are more than 1000 healers. You owe us an apology!!! This issue is not as simple as you think it is! Please show stories which are unbiased and
straight-forwar d. You cannot do justice to such an issue, especially after charging a whooping amount for creating awareness!!! (We hear that Amir has charged 3 crores for episode of satyamevjayate in which he spreads the message to doctors that they should not make money and do social service!!! How sacred!!! I
don’t know if its true, but well, it’s the season of

“We Doctors may be doing little social service( like you do ), But at least we are not charging for it.

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माँ क्‍या है?

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!!!

माँ, माँ-माँ संवेदना है, भावना है अहसास है
माँ, माँ जीवन के फूलों में खुशबू का वास है,

माँ, माँ रोते हुए बच्चे का खुशनुमा पलना है,
माँ, माँ मरूथल में नदी या मीठा सा झरना है,

माँ, माँ लोरी है, गीत है, प्यारी सी थाप है,
माँ, माँ पूजा की थाली है, मंत्रों का जाप है,

माँ, माँ आँखों का सिसकता हुआ किनारा है,
माँ, माँ गालों पर पप्पी है, ममता की धारा है,

माँ, माँ झुलसते दिलों में कोयल की बोली है,
माँ, माँ मेहँदी है, कुमकुम है, सिंदूर है, रोली है,

माँ, माँ कलम है, दवात है, स्याही है,
माँ, माँ परमात्मा की स्वयं एक गवाही है,

माँ, माँ त्याग है, तपस्या है, सेवा है,
माँ, माँ फूँक से ठँडा किया हुआ कलेवा है,

माँ, माँ अनुष्ठान है, साधना है, जीवन का हवन है,
माँ, माँ जिंदगी के मोहल्ले में आत्मा का भवन है,

माँ, माँ चूडी वाले हाथों के मजबूत कं धों का नाम है,
माँ, माँ काशी है, काबा है और चारों धाम है,

माँ, माँ चिंता है, याद है, हिचकी है,
माँ, माँ बच्चे की चोट पर सिसकी है,

माँ, माँ चुल्हा-धुँआ-रोटी और हाथों का छाला है,
माँ, माँ ज़िंदगी की कड़वाहट में अमृत का प्याला है,

माँ, माँ पृथ्वी है, जगत है, धूरी है,
माँ बिना इस सृष्टि की कल्पना अधूरी है,

तो माँ की ये कथा अनादि है,
ये अध्याय नही है…
…और माँ का जीवन में कोई पर्याय नहीं है,

तो माँ का महत्व दुनिया में कम हो नहीं सकता,
और माँ जैसा दुनिया में कुछ हो नहीं सकता !!
Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone

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Two Great Stories With Brilliant Endings


Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago . Capone wasn’t famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.
Capone had a lawyer nicknamed “Easy Eddie.” He was Capone’s lawyer for a good reason.. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie’s skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.
To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day.. The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block..
Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.
Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good education. Nothing was withheld. Price was no object.
And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was.
Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn’t give his son; he couldn’t pass on a good name or a good example..
One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done.He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al “Scarface” Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some semblance of integrity. To do this, he would have to testify against The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great. So, he testified.
Within the year, Easy Eddie’s life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago Street .. But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he would ever pay.. Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine.
The poem read:
“The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still.”
World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O’Hare.
He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific.
One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank.
He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship.
His flight leader told him to return to the carrier. Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.
As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese Aircraft was speeding its way toward the American Fleet.
The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless. He couldn’t reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger. There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert them from the fleet.
Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes.. Wing-mounted 50 caliber’s blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.
Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dove at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly.
Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.
Deeply relieved, Butch O’Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier.
Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return. The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale. It showed the extent of Butch’s daring attempt to protect his fleet. He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft. This took place on February 20, 1942, and for that action Butch became the Navy’s first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Medal of honor.
A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His home town would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O’Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.
So, the next time you find yourself at O’Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch’s memorial displaying his statue and his medal of Honor. It’s located between Terminals 1 and 2.
Butch O’Hare was “Easy Eddie’s” son...
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Economics Explained!!!

MARY is the proprietor of a bar in Dublin. She realises that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronise her bar – she will go broke.

To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later.

She keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers loans).

Word gets around about Mary’s ‘drink now, pay later’ marketing strategy and, as a result, increasing numbers of customers flood into Mary’s bar.

Soon she has the largest sales volume for any bar in Dublin — all is starting to look rosy.

By providing her customers freedom from immediate payment demands Mary gets no resistance when, at regular intervals, she substantially increases her prices for wine and beer, the most consumed beverages.

Consequently, Mary’s gross sales volume increases massively.

A young and dynamic vice-president at the local bank recognises that these customer debts constitute valuable future assets and increases Mary’s borrowing limit.

He sees no reason for any undue concern, since he has the debts of the unemployed alcoholics as collateral.

At the bank’s corporate headquarters, expert traders figure a way to make huge commissions, and transform these customer loans into Drinkbonds and Alkibonds. These securities are then bundled and traded on international security markets.

The new investors don’t really understand that the securities being sold to them as ‘AAA’ secured bonds are really the debts of unemployed alcoholics. They have had a ‘rating house’ certify they are of good quality.

Nevertheless, the bond prices continuously climb, and the securities soon become the hottest-selling items for some of the nation’s leading brokerage houses.

One day, even though the bond prices are still climbing, a risk manager at the original local bank decides that the time has come to demand payment on the debts incurred by the drinkers at Mary’s bar. He so informs Mary.

Mary then demands payment from her alcoholic patrons, but, being unemployed alcoholics, they cannot pay back their drinking debts.

Since Mary cannot fulfil her loan obligations she is forced into bankruptcy. So she now is broke.

The bar closes and the 11 employees lose their jobs.

Overnight, Drinkbonds and Alkibonds drop in price by 90%.

The collapsed bond asset value destroys the bank’s liquidity and prevents it from issuing new loans, thus freezing credit and economic activity in the community.

The suppliers of Mary’s bar had granted her generous payment extensions and had invested their firms’ pension funds in the various Bond securities. They find they are now faced with having to write-off her bad debt and with losing over 90% of the presumed value of the bonds.

Her wine supplier also claims bankruptcy, closing the doors on a family business that had endured for three generations. Her beer supplier is taken over by a competitor, who immediately closes the local plant and lays off 150 workers.

Fortunately though, the bank, the brokerage houses and their respective executives are saved and bailed out by a multi-billion euro, no-stringsattached cash infusion from their cronies in government.

The funds required for this bailout are obtained by new taxes levied on employed, middle-class, non-drinkers who have never been in Mary’s bar.

Now, do you understand economics in 2011?

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Real Names Of Actors

Aamir Khan – Aamir Hussain Khan
Ajay Devgan – Vishal Devgan
Ajit – Hamid Ali Khan
Akshay Kumar – Rajiv Bhatia
Amitabh Bachchan – Amit Srivastav
Ashok Kumar – Kumud Ganguly
Bobby Deol – Vijay Singh Deol
Dev Anand – Devdutt Pishorimal Anand
Dharmendra – Dharam Singh Deol
Dilip Kumar – Yusuf Khan
Govinda – Govinda Arun Ahuja
Jeetendra – Ravi Kapoor
John Abraham – Farhan Abraham
Johnny Lever – Badruddin Qazi
Kamal Haasan- Alwarpettai Aandavar
Kumar Gaurav – Manoj Tulli
Lucky Ali – Maqsood Mehmood Ali
Madhubala – Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi
Mahima Chaudhry – Ritu Chaudhry
Mallika Sherawat – Reema Lamba
Manoj Kumar – Hare Krishna Goswami
Nana Patekar – Vishwanath Patekar
Raj Kumar – Kulbushan Pandit
Rajesh Khanna – Jatin Khanna
Rajnikant – Sivaji Rao Gaekwad
Rekha – Bhanurekha Ganesan
Salman Khan- Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
Sanjeev Kumar – Haribhai Jarivala
Shammi Kapoor – Shamsher Raj Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor – Balbirraj Kapoor
Sunil Dutt – Balraj Dutt
Sunny Deol – Ajay Singh Deol
Tuntun : Uma Devi Khatri

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A group of friends, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor.

Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:

“If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups… And then you began envying each others cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us.”

God brews the coffee, not the cups.

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.


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