Error in HDFC net banking payment

This is no troubleshooting blog but thought about writing about it that it could be useful for someone else. You may have faced issues while making payments through HDFC net banking. It gives a stupid error message (WRITTEN IN CAPS) page and sends you back to from where you started. Because that page hardly displays for a second, so you don’t even get to see the error message. Finally after trying it for 4-5 times i was able to capture the screenshot and here it is ๐Ÿ˜€

The text displayed is:

You are not authorized to do this transaction. Please login to HDFC Bank net banking to reset your profile using ‘Modify Secure Access Profile’ or Contact HDFC Phonebanking for further details.

So to get rid of this shit you need to login to your HDFC net banking account, choose an option called “Modify Secure Access Profile” (almost bottom left), answer few questions and save it. After that you should be able to make the payment without any issues.

ย Cheers !

PS : Till date this post has been getting comments. So it appears people are still facing this issue. Since HDFC has changed the Net Banking website interface, thought of updating the post with the new path to this option. To access this option click on Accounts in the top row. Then on the left side under Accounts, expand the Requestย option and there you should see it.

Quality of Service #fail

Me and my roomie went to KFC yesterday and ordered 2 burgers and a PEPSI & another drink (hey it was mango krusher ๐Ÿ˜€ , an overpriced mango shake in simple language ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  ). There was not much rush but even then it took around 20 mins or so to get the order. I was just wondering that how the quality of service at these western outlets (I think, it holds true for some hi-fi Indian restaurants as well) like KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, mix veg style food courts etc etc sucks big time as compared to our very own desi dhabaz. It is almost a very regular thing that they will take good 15 mins to take your order, will take another half an hour to serve it and there are around 25% or so chances that they will not serve the right order. And never forget the time required to get the bill, pay it and get your card or balance back !

On the other side, take our very own dhabaz. Pretty good of them always have full halls to serve. Even then they manage to take everyone’s order in 5 mins, get back to you in another 5 and that too with the right order. I started my first job in Mohali and there was very famous Khalsa Dhaba in Phase 5. In the morning & evening it always used to be full and i can bet that you will never sit in waiting state and seeing that nobody is there to take your order, you have sabzi but not chapati etc etc. And one guy, after taking orders from 5 or 6 tables, will manage to get all the things right and also tell the guy sitting at the counter that on which table what order was served (including number of chapatiz !!!).

So what exactly makes this difference ? And the difference is not slight; it is huge ! For me personally, it gets even irritating to wait so much !

Greater Noida ;)

Today one of my friend had to go to Greater Noida for an interview. He asked me to accompany him and i did so. We reached Noida by Metro and then the question was to go to Greater Noida. So we took an auto (for Rs 200) for Greater Noida and hoped to reach there in an hour. Oh we did actually, but the address was something like Knowledge Park 4. Everyone knew about Knowledge Park 1,2 and 3 but what the heck was 4 ? So it took us another half an hour to find that location. Anyways finally we were there. And due to all of this additional crap, had to pay 250 Rs to auto wala. After he got freed from there, we had to come back to Delhi; actually Noida first :D. So we came out and starting looking for auto. Oh boyโ€ฆit was a complete jungle and nothing there really. So we thought about calling a cab. Called almost all radio taxi services but same response โ€œSir we donโ€™t operate in Greater Noidaโ€ ๐Ÿ™ . Finally we saw an auto (carrying bricks :D) wala and asked him to send some auto if he found one on his way. Man something adventurous here. He asked us to adjust in the same auto itself :D. So somehow we 3 guys adjusted with him and started the journey. He dropped his load on the way and dropped us to Noida after that.

What I am still wondering about is that they have setup almost a new city, so far from the main city but without laying down any transport infrastructure. Someone stuck there in the evening wonโ€™t have an option to come back. Moreover there is not a bit of security. It is such a long distance and no police post nothing. Such a crappy idea of first setting up a city in jungle and then opening an office there. Blunder in itself !

Reunion-ed !

Reunions are a good thing…they take you back across the lanes of old golden days…

It was around 2 weeks ago, that I happened to meet a guy from my first company. While we were talking about the old stuff, he told me that they were planning for a reunion of folks who are in NCR these days.ย  Surely, it was a nice idea…chance to meet all the old guys. So it was finalized and and the date was fixed…6th of Feb…

…so guys (with few exceptions…) were there at the venue. I, one of my friend and his wife were the last people to reach, though ๐Ÿ˜‰ . There is kind of different feeling in going late, you know ๐Ÿ˜› . When we reached almost everyone has already started with their drinks and snacks . So after saying Hello to everyone, we also joined the gang. The main difference one could notice was that everybody came with his/her better 1/2 ๐Ÿ˜‰ and kids…so it was kind of different scene from those old days when not everyone was marred…oops married ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Everyone was recalling those old times; those nights spent in office, the morning breakfasts, few blunders when hopes of survival jumped between earth and sky, that “what the heck you have done” things from their bosses etc…

It was all fun. Your first job is like the first love, it is hard to forget ๐Ÿ˜‰ and for most of the people present there it was their first job. They started their career from there, learned the corporate stuff, grew up as professionals and so on…After some time started the round of introductions (as there were few new faces…mostly in the form of better halves ๐Ÿ˜› ). It was suggested that everyone would introduce the one sitting adjacent to him. It was fun time knowing everyone’s specialties in personal and professions lives. People present there, as per the introductions given were loving, caring, sweet, responsible, hard working, dedicated, straight forward, with good sense of humour, desi, [stuff not told in public starts] good cooks, good husbands, good workers at home etc etc [stuff not told in public ends]…heyย  obviously all these qualities are from no single individual ๐Ÿ˜‰ . It is all mixed stuff ๐Ÿ˜€ . While introductions were going on…my ex-boss, who is a really good singer was requested to sing a song and he sangย  Jagjit Singh’s apni marzi se kahan…

Then one more guy was introduced as a good singer and he made everyone hum to the tunes of

So after all the introductions and fun it was time to have lunch. Again folks who came with their kids, took their turns to hold kids and hold a plate and vice-versa. One thing was so much clear that taking care of kids is probably harder than working in IT ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Then it was mobile no exchange time before leaving. Everyone enjoyed the meet and said that we should meet more often and such meets should continue. It was like living that life again…Finally after having 3-4 hours of good fun we said goodbye to each other and left to live in our present !

It was memorable…we were re-unioned !