Month: September 2009

Delayed online ;)

Yesterday, my landlord called to inform that our this monthโ€™s electricity bill of 10,000 INR (yea, the post effects of chilling in AC ๐Ÿ˜€ ) was pending and today was the last date for the payment. Without any doubt, for people like us, who leave for office in the morning and come back in the evening paying online is the best option. So just like everything else, i went to BSES website and checked for the methods of payment. Everything so sweet but they said that payment done online will take 3 days to get processed so you should pay three days before the last date to save yourself from any late payment charges. I am just wondering that what is the use of making it online, if it takes 3 days to reach them. Nothing less than misuse of technology, in my opinion ๐Ÿ™ .

India & India

Actually Aman won the game and he posted it before me. So i am not going to talk about the usual stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰ . It was my long time wish to go to Vasant Vihar and see the Emporio Mall. There are 2 malls actually; one is DLF place and another Emporio Mall. DLF place, i would say is just like any other mall, hosting all the normal brands and all. As we all were first timers, we came out missing the hi-fi-ness about the place and then noticed the entrance to Emporio mall. Man it is, i guess the poshest mall in Delhi. The brands, restaurants and other stuff, i have almost never heard about. And the prices were totally jaw dropping. We had glimpse of all the three floors and each one was more amazing than the other. Finally feeling how rich India was, we came back smiling. Took an auto from there (oh yes we middle class, the mango people ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and reached home.

And almost just after coming out, there was โ€œotherโ€ India for you to see ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Ladki Punjabi hai

After I came out of Punjab, I was met with a new caste(caste or what ?)-describing-terminology “ladka/ladki Punjabi hai”. No such thing was there in Punjab. It was Jatt/Ramgarhia…in Sikhs, Pandit/Baniya/Khatri… in Hindus and so on. It was after coming to Delhi that i heard about this new thing that ladka/ladki Punjabi hai. What annoys me the most is that everybody living in Punjab is a Punjabi so what this classification is ? For me, to best of my knowledge being Punjabi means you/your ancestorsย belong to Punjab. Let it be a Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Christian or anyone else. So what does this definition mean ? Can someone shed some light ?

Update: To clear the confusion, if any, I don’t want to highlight any caste or anything like that. Just wanted to know what exactly people mean by this ?

Would you ?

There are some people in this world who are plain *#&(#&$#*($*& and they would not mend their ways come what may. What would you do if you see someone like that in trouble and you seem to be in a position to give a helping hand ? Would you help him/her ? Would it be a pre-decided thing that whether to help him/her or not ย or it would depend upon the state of mind at that time ?

Coffee…this time ;)

Once more…coffee…oops…its getting too much probably ๐Ÿ˜‰ . This time we went to Barista ๐Ÿ˜€ . Getting seats was also a struggle. We had to get our name listed and he told us to wait for 15-20 mintues. The guy who was managing all this was almost a complete idiot, so the first impression was not so good ๐Ÿ˜‰ . We were three guys. After getting the seats, we ordered 2 hot and 1 cold Cappuccino (Oh yes, this time also i googled for spells ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). After some time he got 2 cups; in one cup something hot and cold in the other one. We were surprised to see the third cup missing but just waited. It was not Cappuccino actually, as we rightly guessed (What i was dead sure was that Cappuccino, at least contained some milk ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). By the time we were done with this, he got the actual order. So we started enjoying the coffee we had ordered :P. By the time we finished it, i decided to screw him up and ask for the feedback form if he added that wrong-order-on-our-table stuff in our bill. But but but…he charged only for the right order and we spared him from the not-so-good feedback ๐Ÿ˜‰