Thursday, November 27, 2008


It s a SONY!

We have (finally) bought an LCD!
This had been under discussion for about more than a year... and here comes the most awaited thing! :)

Bought a V Series Bravia - 32 inches from E Zone.
And this blog is not to brag about my new TV , but about how tough buying a TV was.

We heard about this new shop called E Zone (in OMR) and went to see LCD and since it had been a long time after we had decided to buy, we were confident about booking it the same day.
So, on 9th, we zeroed on this TV (after much confusion about Samsung / Sony) and booked it.
We were told the delivery will be made on 11th. And we left the showroom.

12th Nov - TV not arrived yet! So, we call the store people and they say "we ll give it in half an hour" about 5 times in the same day

13th Nov - We go to the showroom and ask about the status. Someone notes down our address in a bit paper and we are assured about delivery in couple of days

15th Nov - Still no TV, we call up the manager and shout at him. One hour later we get a call and a person asks for our address. (probably to note down on a bit paper)

16th Nov - Again, we go to the store and 4 people surround us and calm us down, again assuring the delivery in a couple of days.

18th Nov - GOT IT !

19th Nov - Now... the installation. We are told it ll be done on 19th Night before 10 PM. As expected, no one turned up

20th Nov - We go to the store and complain, the manager assures of installation in couple of days.

21st Nov - We get a call, asking for our address (again!) well... We go to the store and ask them the status, we find our address written in the book three times with different names (OMG!!!!)

22nd Nov - A person calls our mobile and says "Sir, Can I have your contact number?". We say, "well, it is the same number that you have called". He says "Ok sir, Thank you very much"

what more can i say about their efficiency


Well, blame it on the shop which was opened recently or their inefficient system or the managers with zero commitment or the other staff (who were least bothered) , this experience was truly "LIKE.NO.OTHER"

Thursday, November 13, 2008

நானும் - மின்சார ரயில் பயணமும்

நான் மின்சார தினமும் பார்க்கும் சில காட்சிகள்
இது கதையும் இல்லை, கவிதையும் இல்லை ...

நான் போகும் மின்சார ரயிலில் தான் எத்தனை விதமான மனிதர்கள்
அவ்வளவு கூட்டத்திலும் தனக்கென்று ஒரு அடையாளம் தேடும் மனிதர்கள்
ஒரு மாலை வேளையில், நான் கவனித்த சிலர் பற்றி ஒரு தொகுப்பு

பயணம் செய்யும் நேரம் வீணடிக்காமல் செய்தித்தாள் படிக்கும் சிலர்
நேரம் வீணானாலும் ஆகட்டும் என்று வேடிக்கை பார்க்கும் சிலர்
கல்லூரியில் நடந்த சண்டையை பற்றி தோழிகளுடன் பேசும் சிலர்
குடும்பத்தில் உள்ள பிரச்சனைகள் பற்றி நண்பர்களோடு பகிர்ந்துகொள்ளும் சிலர்

உள்ளே இடம் இருந்தும் கதவு அருகே தொங்கும் சிலர்
தன்னிடம் இருக்கும் கைபேசியில் ஊரறிய கத்தும் சிலர்
"இன்று இரவு வீட்டில் என்ன சமையல்" என யோசிக்கும் சிலர்
தன் குழந்தை பள்ளி முடிந்து வீடு வந்து விட்டதா என கவலையோடு சிலர்

நாளை எப்படி இருக்கும் என கவலையோடு போகும் தின கூலிகள் சிலர்
தன்னிடம் உள்ள "சமோசா"வினை கூவி கூவி விற்கும் சிலர்
"அந்த காலத்துல ..." என்று தொடங்கி பழங்கதை பேசும் சிலர்
பெண்களை பார்த்து "சைட்" அடிப்பதற்கென்றே வரும் சிலர்

இவற்றை தவிர, நான் கவனித்த சில விஷயங்கள்
* ரயிலில் இருக்கும் மின் விசிறி சுற்றாவிட்டால், தன் பேனா அல்லது தன் சீப்பால் அதை சுழற்ற முயற்சி செய்து, முடிவில் நொந்து போகும் "ஆபிசர்கள்"
* ரயிலில் இருக்கும் அந்த மின் விளக்கை கூண்டுக்குள் அடைத்து வைத்திருக்கிறார்கள். அவ்வளவு நம்பிக்கை மக்கள் மீது !
* சில தாத்தாகளை புரிந்துகொள்ளவே முடியவில்லை. இருக்குற வயசுலே சும்மா இல்லாம கதவு கிட்டே நிக்க வேண்டியது. ஒரு பொண்ணு, அவரோட பேத்தி வயசுலே இருந்தாலும், பார்த்தவுடன், சீப்பை எடுத்து தலையை சீவ வேண்டியது (தலையில் முடி இருக்காது- அது வேறு விஷயம்) ... என்ன கொடுமை சார் இது?

Monday, November 10, 2008


Ya, again, I went to a restaurant.

People who know me well, will also know my addiction towards hotels and experimenting with new hotels.

This time, on my 3rd wedding anniversary, I had a surprise as I was taken to a hotel, where I've always wanted to go. PERGOLA! Though I have been to The Accord Metropolitan, the roof top was a new place.

The place had a great ambience... the lighting and the interiors were very nice. The view was just excellent and the light breeze just added to the "perfect roof top dinner" atmosphere.

I didn't expect the food to be great and so it was... Very moderate. I had ordered a veg kabab platter.(They had some kabab festival there) The starters were not upto the mark. The main course that followed was more than what I expected. The biriyani was yummy and so were the 3 side dishes. The dessert was baaaaaad. But anyways, in such hotels, I ve never found food to be great. (See, if u want good food then u should go to places like Palimar, Mouthful, Sandeepa, Dhaba Express, Wangs Kitchen, Cascade etc. etc.) So, the dinner was overall very nice and enjoyable. The place was so nice that we spent about 2 hours there (inspite of the fact that food was not good !!)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Something called "Aegan"

See, we didn't do this intentionally. We just happened to go for this movie AEGAN...And then started the sad story. The director seems to have got confused... like to be or not to be... "to copy Main Hoon Na(MHN) or not to copy MHN".

The movie starts with something different than MHN... but don't ask me what. The starting 15 minutes are totally dumb. Then, someone realises that "Oh! this movie should be a remake of MHN" and then comes the remake part of Ajith as student. Then they must have felt. "Oh ok, enough of MHN, let us do some original stuff". So, some college scenes are shown, which seem to have NO relevance. And after sometime, again "ok, now, let's copy MHN". then comes Nayantara in Sush's character... Then, again realisation to stay away from MHN, so some illogical stuff again.... and so on and so forth.... this process continues till the end... So, u can imagine how we must have felt.

I just don't understand...what is happening???
1) When u think the movie is going to end, Suhasini drops in from Nowhere... just for sentimental reasons.
2) BILLA Hangover continues.... not only for Ajith (he s looking good in this movie) but for the villain and all his subordinates... Wearing coat suit and sun glasses all the time. Sick!
3) The villain Suman was looking very very unnatural. His hair(style) was bad!
4) The guy with villain (Sreeman, i think) ... was he trying to be a comedian or villain.??!??
5) What was Navdeep doing in the movie? His performance in Arindhum Ariyaamalum was nice and here he was totally wasted. He was there only because someone had to fell the role from MHN
6) Pia is nice and bubbly... But too full of emotions, esp when she cries. She looks good when she smiles and that is all about her.
7) Jayaram and Sathyan, two of my fav. comedians had nothing to do in the movie, other than cracking some jokes(which were not JOKES!) and TRYING HARD to be funny... all in vain.
8) Songs are a big minus... nothing even hummable. The title song is a big big mess.

Final Verdict : Don't u dare watch this.