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Monday, June 24, 2013 – 15:18
After a long time, I had to visit online resources for a ticket booking and I was reminded of my “Kiruba incident” with sense of closure is still deluding me. It always does. Even after 20 years.. The
Neither My Dear Niraj, the CMO of ClearTrip nor did anyone else bother to respond to the following email.
He, The Hallowed CMO, along with that bloddy-agent, Shringarpure, could have pretty easily asked me, “dear Mr. sharma, Go fondle urslf.” (The English could have been theirs, going by the professional levels of ClearTrip.com)
But they both chose to not respond. Or escalate. I guess I won that round. Ex-parte! Right?
Here is the entire bull, in public domain.
Why so late? Guess I am pretty vella today, till the departure of the train, and it is going to be fun digging all the old emails and formatting them for the blog.
From: “Niraj Seth (firstname.lastname@example.org)”
To: “Rahul Sharma”Sent: Wednesday, 12 January 2011 6:33 PM
Subject: Because every trip has a purpose – Cleartrip.comDear Rahul,Since our launch in July 2006, Cleartrip.com has worked very hard to provide you extensive choice and a compelling online experience while booking your travel with us. I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to you for your encouragement.
We have always believed that our brand would grow when co-created with our customers and today we launch our new TV campaign – ‘Every trip has a purpose’, which takes customer engagement to new heights. The campaign vividly captures real travelers across the length & breadth of India sharing “their purpose of travel”I hope you like the campaign. Look forward to your feedback.Regards.Thanks
CMO – Cleartrip.com
Subject:Re: Because every trip has a purpose – Cleartrip.com
From: email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To: Niraj Seth.
Date: Thursday, 1 December 2011 12:22 PM
Subject : Re: Because every trip has a purpose – Cleartrip.com
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 – 17:32
CISF has never bothered to reply.
I am filing some RTI applications and then initiating a PIL for getting this right to carry arms restored.
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 05:58:28 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: DMRC
From: Rahul Sharma
Dear Madam / Sir,
I am a civilian and possess a valid All-India licence for a firearm.
Ever since January 2012, there has been a ban on civilian arms-licence holders riding the Delhi Metro, after making an entry in an Arms Register.
Thursday, July 7, 2011 – 22:56
Saturday, December 18, 2010 – 14:37
4PM on the Court is the latest baby.
Monday, October 11, 2010 – 03:01
Manik arrives from Chandigarh after finishing his shift@Dell.com and we leave by 12 PM for this with Gaurav.
Photos to come, as they happen.
Saturday, October 2, 2010 – 09:23
“A number of our loyal readers have criticized us for our front page headline on the verdict of the Allahabad High Court. (2 Parts To Hindus,1 Part To Muslims) … The headline in question was clinically accurate….” Here is the entire maan mera ehsaan disclaimer. Tech Help.
Just to begin with I would like to quote a Haryanvi idiom, “Aandhe ne aandhaa nahi kaha karte!” You do not call a blind man blind. I would like to vociferously juxtapose it to, “Gay aadmi ko gaandoo nahi kehte!” Please note that both the idioms are as (or even more) “clinically accurate” as the headline observations by Times of India on 1st October, 2010. All they are capable of doing is inflame the hurt sentiments of the Andha / the Gandoo or someone else, too sheltered from everyday Hindi. (N.B. Asshole is a fine word, though. Even on the dinner table. So is “Oh Shit, Mummy! Aaj phir Arvi banayi hai! What the Fuck!”).
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 – 14:00
Words from Soumya .
“Honest is the first word that comes to my mind when I think of Rahul. It was a true pleasure training him because of his keen interest in the training. It didn’t seem like he was sitting there because he was paid to do so. He actually wanted to learn. That is the best a trainer can get – urge to know more.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 – 12:55
My Dearest Ajay.
Here is a small ABSOLUTELY TRUE INCIDENT for you and all others like you who must have received a lot of BlackBerries (I LOVE Strawberries) and Windows Tablets (I only need Prozac and Viagra) and the $ 490,088,069 that I left with my Nigerian extra-virgin 19 year old wife before getting killed by Herr Kuoni Mbvutu Jhingalala, the former dictator of Kuduakarnam.
Sunday, September 5, 2010 – 16:54
Friday, April 30, 2010 – 14:17
Yesterday I bought one REAL Cool and Well Fitting pair of Sunglasses; Powered and Most suitable for Biking…
As soon as I paid I realized that they shall cost me 360 Rupees a year if I do not pay my Credit card Bill…..
I Came Home and cooked my Credit Card…
Using Zippo LighterFluid!!!
Out Of Never Never Nest Syndrome ………..
Looks like victory of Fight Club… Happy!!! Ra.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 – 00:29
It comes from here.
Thus asketh Nitin Soni :- Why do women think that men are dogs and can think of nothing else but sex and that every erection without any action is like wasted Garden of Eden? Why do women also think that men do everything because they want to score with the woman in bed? Can we be JUDGED only by the size of our balls? …My anguish is at generalized thoughts as they continue to haunt and hound the MOST honest and sterilized of our breed. Worst is, we cannot even defend.
Saturday, March 20, 2010 – 13:59
Edd left India in 1998. Following is his Hindi comment on facebook.
Rahul Sharma My next to-watch musical movie, the poster of which I just saw in Bahadurgarh. “Ek baar bajaaoge naa?”
Friday, January 22, 2010 – 22:46
They get into a verbal, disenchanting fight at 3 AM and he walks out of her house.
She, on phone, “Hello baby! What are you doing?”
He, “Reading Indian Express.”
She, “Baby, I am getting ready to take a bath and then go to the Police Station for a rape FIR against you.”
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 – 23:35
Puff the Magic Dragon
This song *NEVER* fails to bring that odd-childish tear in my tired old eyes. So much so, I refrain from listening to this song in public!
Now the question that bothers me for QUITE a few years (Since Denali Training.), off and on, is: who am I?
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – 15:49
Thursday, September 17, 2009 – 00:44
Copied and pasted from FaceBook.
Is every *M*iddle finger worth it’s 3.2 grammes of weight that you KNOW that you don’t deserve?
Thursday, August 13, 2009 – 00:10
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 – 20:36
From today’s IndianExpress.
Libra : – Most of the pieces should now have been fitted into an emotional jigsaw. There may be one or two items still causing some doubt, and if you have any sense you will rely on your experience rather than vague hopes. And that’s before you even begin to apply your abundant common-sense.
Saturday, June 13, 2009 – 09:54
“Doobi doobi aankhon mein hain, sapnon ke saaye;
Raat bhar apne hai, din mein paraaye.”
Saturday, May 16, 2009 – 07:05
My Father presented me with His Digital Diary, Casio SF-R20 in 1993. He took a backup of it in his newer model and gave the thing to me with all its paraphernalia, the two memory cards and the data cable et al.
I was pretty sure that He shall be with us for ever and hence pressed the Master Reset button that was under the battery panel.
It took me some years and by 2003, it had about 1300 names and addresses and a lot many birthdays and other events.
His data is with me in one of the memory cards that I keep in my briefcase.
That is a different tangent.
Monday, May 11, 2009 – 09:10
Yesterday I went to the marriage and later reception of Jaideep, son of Gursharan Uncle. I met many of my Father’s old friends and was especially impressed by the unforgettable social skills of Raman Saluja and his devoted wife.
Had two large ones of Smirnoff Vanilla on both occasions. Came home and slept.
Now come the dreams! Weird ones.
Thursday, May 7, 2009 – 12:49
I went to the voting booth early as to avoid the rush. I should not have!
There are 20 votes at our address. (My Father was an MLA from this constituency and hence many people got themselves registered at our address)
ALL the names were there except mine!
Tried to inquire with the officials and they said, “It is not there and that is it!”
Who is responsible for this fiasco?
Saturday, May 2, 2009 – 06:17
Yet another sleepless night.
It is 6 AM now. Unless I knock myself out, sleep does not endorse/embrace me in my present condition! And knocking myself out is something I am trying OH so hardly hard, not to do. For how long? I would really love to know. For how long?
Monday, April 27, 2009 – 17:08
A Woman’s Work is Never Done
Early in the morning she rises
The woman’s work is never done
And it’s not because she doesn’t try
She’s fighting a battle with no one on her side
She rises in the morning And she works ’til way past dusk
The woman better slow down Or she’s gonna come down hard
Early in the morning she rises
The woman’s work is never done
Thursday, April 23, 2009 – 07:27
Women, of our times, are liberated. Working side by side with men and machines. At times, 24×7 shifts, as in call centers and other BPOs.
Monday, March 30, 2009 – 12:43
Methinks, all companies try to make their product look better and costlier/expensive-er/un-cheaper than it actually is.
However, this pen that I got form Ahmadabad is a total paradox!
The dear designers at Zhenjue (there is no website) have actually worked on the design to make it look less expensive than it is.
This one looks like a gel pen, replete with the ink-tank markings that are found on most of the pens of this category.
Here it is, with the cap closed. However, once we open it, what do we see?
Monday, March 16, 2009 – 11:34
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 – 05:11
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 – 14:46
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!
And the answer shall blow in the wind.
Saturday, December 13, 2008 – 17:34
There is quite a lot that has happened over these few months and might even be written over here and shared.
Especially about my coming to Aapdo Aamdabad (Our Ahmedabad) and the various experiences.
However, whenever I sit with this page in front of me, I get BLANK.
Today, again the same happened. For how long, I do not know. :-(
Lets try to fill in the Blanks..
After shifting to Aapdo Aamdabad I am working day shifts after working night shifts for sooo long in Good Gaanva and may be this is one big reason that I am drawing BLANK.
I want to write about so many things but then something new happens and I am not sure which one should I be writing about. I mean I end up composing sentences and then I delete them thinking “who cares”. But then I sit down again next time thinking “Well! some do and at least I will get someone thoughts on the happening in my life!”
Do I compare the Dilliwallahs and the Dil_lee(but never dee)_walis with “I a m not sure anything about them” Aamdabad wallahs and walis OR do I write about my recent “SPIRIT less” life or do I write about the Mumbai attacks that everybody is talking about or may be how the Dilliwallahs and Aamdabaad waallahs differ in their reaction to Mumbai.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 – 03:27
Friday, August 15, 2008 – 19:47
Yester-night I was scared of this on-going LONG weekend… There was nothing that i could think of doing. And I am off drinking here… I had resolved this before coming that I shall drink only in Delhi or in Bombay and that too NOT with a particular set of friends. Never here…. And I am keeping it good… There is always some lying in my house. My LandLord hides it there and keeps on offering me some, all the time… But not ME!!! But the time pass factor that daroo afforded is gone… Anyway, I finished the book that I’d started for the 4th time, by about 4:30 AM and then went to sleep.
I was woken up at 9 by two kids inviting me, like all other 160 house-holders in our society, to the inauguration of their “Papa’s new Mobile phone shop.” They were a Cute sight… Though I was Oh-so-sleepy, I could not help smile at the 5-6 year old child’s invitation.
Sunday, June 1, 2008 – 22:41
.30 SpringField US Carbine, shot using Nokia N-73. I was trying to provide some basic protection against the elements, as the monsoon is approaching and the care-taking abilities of Police in India are well known.
Sunday, June 1, 2008 – 00:00
I used to work in a Call Center with technical support (No Caps here). This is one of my case logs that I liked. Sorry for being so boring…
Thursday, May 15, 2008 – 04:17
My Papa… Almost GREATEST… EveryOne
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 – 07:45
Monday, April 28, 2008 – 02:46
This one goes to my most dear best-est friends who, presently, are going out of their way to placate and appease me, on these very frustrating and saddening days.
Monday, March 24, 2008 – 21:00
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 22:31
Na jaane kyon dil use meherbaan samajhta hai
Woh dost hai to bus itna kay Ajnabi kum hai
(extrapolation: — the less Ajnabi a friend is to you… the better friend he probably is)
Hum wafaayen kar ke rakhtay hain wafaaon ki umeed
Dosti main is qadar saudagiri bhi jurm hai (muhabbat main nahi…. you see)
My Story (rahul’s):
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 22:04
If you do not know about P Sainath and the likes of him, then you should and here you = “any person who cares about India and is not afraid of introspection”Google/Wikipedia/youtube P Sainath and it will give you some idea about him. But it is not P Sainath that I intend to bring your attention but the facts he brings forth. The facts Big Celebrity Obsessed media will never highlight and the facts that very few aspiring journalists are preapared to report/investigate on.Here is an video @ Berkeley
A couple of texts -
Poverty Media and Market Fundamentalism – a PDF you can save and then read
India Water Wars – a PDF you can save and then read
I have a couple of very good audio files but cannot upload them unfortunalely
Sainath’s webpage @ India Together Website http://indiatogether.org/opinions/psainath/
Thursday, February 14, 2008 – 05:43
Valentime Day ??? I feel that is one stupid day there for the marketers and people who fall for them!!!
Monday, February 11, 2008 – 04:00
Thursday, January 24, 2008 – 06:49
In order to get chickens you have to HATCH the eggs and not break them.
However, to make an OMLETTE, you need to break
the eggs …
Also, Eggs once Broken and Words once squeaken cannot be done anything about.
So now …
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 – 08:57
Friday, December 28, 2007 – 20:03
The feeling was just-so the same!
The anger, the helplessness and the futility of it all…
I *do* mind this scheme of things.
Thursday, December 20, 2007 – 17:27
Monday, November 26, 2007 – 14:33
For an interview with Dell Mohali, I had to do this. The movie shall have to wait. The Kingdom Rolleth Over.
Monday, November 5, 2007 – 12:20
I was checking out the dashboard and found, under the Search Engine Terms, “Sex Sandal Videos”!!!
I tried searching for the same to see where and how the Sam-Holi-Hill my blog comes up and what I found follows.
Hope no one gets offended… We live in perilously sensitive times…
Saturday, October 13, 2007 – 15:42
My BirthDay, Sister’s Engagement and Friend’s Wedding.
Shall be posting some Videos and Photos of this ONE busy day soon. My Nokia PC Suite seems to have developed a brain/mood/temperament of its own and is not letting me transfer the all data to the PC. Shall go to a cyber cafe and get them in my flash-drive and then post.
Shabnam & DivyaJyoti