Bada Shingri/Shingdi trek that was #DesignedToFail


  1. We contacted a Mr. __ Sharma of Naggar to suggest a trek and to lead us / arrange for a trek. Upon his suggestion (?), we decided to trek to the glacier, Bada Shingdi.
  2. He agreed to the same for a per person cost of Rs. 50,000 for the trek that was to, ideally, last __ days.
  3. We (8 people) reached his resort at Naggar on _ at _ and were accommodated in cottages / suites.
  1. We were told that the main guide, Mr. Negi and his team of porters along with the hardware shall meet us at __.
    b. At the very beginning of the planning of the trip, we were told to not carry any of our own gear except for personal effects as everything else, viz.

 

  1. Tents
    ii. Sleeping bags
    iii. Crampons, if needed
    iv. Stoves, fuel, cookware, provisions and groceries.

 

shall be provided by the operator as it was a fully paid trip! “Don’t worry, Macha, just do not worry!
We are regular trekkers and own the best and the most efficient stoves, tents and sleeping bags in the world, by the way.

  1. The next morning, we moved towards Battal, reaching there by __.
  2. Tents were pitched, food cooked and the next day (Day 2 of leaving our homes) planned with Mr. Negi. It was to be an acclimatization walk around Chander Tal that we all did without any physical discomfort, having just landed from the plains to this high altitude region.
  1. Day 3, we halted as our eldest member developed slight health complications and we had to camp 2 hours short of the base-camp. Let’s call it Wild Horses Camp. All these are attached as KMZ files that open in Google Earth. The route was tracked by the location provided by photos from iPhone 4S location data from various photos that were arranged time‑wise.
  1. We reached a sort-of base camp, Wild Horses Spring/Pond on day 4 and set up The base camp to leave the excess and the spare items that we were carrying and start the march to Bada Shingdi.
  2. By 1 PM of day 5, 1st day of the trek from the base-camp, we realized that it was not the cake-walk and a “hard-slope trek” that we were informed by Mr. Sharma and but a treacherously morainic route covered with rocks as varied in size as
    a Liv-52 tablet to an auto rickshaw to a 1-BHK apartment and more!
  1. A route just not meant for slightly unfit amateurs like 3 members were in our party and definitely NOT with the ill-planning (did any planning at all was done or was it planned to fail, we wondered with hind-sight.) that went into it.
  1. The leader/guides had not been informed of the physical status of the members of the party that was to do the climbing and was hurriedly commissioned to accompany to whatever distance was possible. (A day or a minute or whole trip, you pay for the full stretch, in advance!)
    b. No reconnoitring had been done for our trip, particularly and for the last few years, no one has “done” this route, generally.
  1. The seasoned guides and porters were completely unaware of the geography and topography as it changes every year! Check the satellite images of the pond just before Bear Pond) They cannot be faulted as they were not informed, well in advance, of a party going up this glacier.
  1. Everyone was clueless and we just carried on without knowing where the next camp would be or where a water source be found! Please check the photos of the terrain.
  2. Advance parties were dispatched to find water as there was no way that we could turn back and the cold night was fast approaching.                                                        http://bit.ly/BadaShingdiFail
  3. With great luck, the porters who had ACTUALLY ran forward, found what we shall call Bear-Pond as we were visited by a Momma Bear with her cub, the next night. Check photos. Our tents were pitched in the valley (?) and we were too tired to notice. (???)
  1. This was the night when one of the stoves broke. Not, broke-down but “broke.” (TooT Gayaa) The burner came off the pressure tank and for fixing this, only soldering is possible and, that too, only in Manali. Bear Pond to Battal to Manali!
    These are hardy stoves that any ordinary or VIP tea seller could be seen using for decades. Only the most rough use with absolutely NO maintenance break joints like this. When stored improperly and for long, the joints are led to oxidize and corrode; only then these things break otherwise kerosene keeps them protected, unwittingly.
  1. The main trekkers moved forward the next day with one stove for X-4 people and with two of the aforementioned trekkers and two porters staying back. One porter ran back the Horses Pond to fetch the third and emergency stove.
  1. Rations / Kitchen
    • 25 Kgs of wheat flour and 5 kgs of rice, for 8+2+3+12 pax for __ days a sure-shot recipe for failure as, as we all know that how much extra fuel {3-4x} (that we didn’t have, in the first place) is needed to make roti at that altitude and temperatures.
    • Broken stoves. On day one of the trek, the porters’ stove broke.
    • No spare needles to clean the jet or spare jets, valves, washers, piston and/or leather. The porters were not not carrying even the basic spares as they were given all this unmaintained junk pre-packaged by Mr. Sharma, Ex‑Director and IAS!
  2. Tents were leaking and were not suited for the climate. They were warm weather tents. Tents for such altitude have vents for disbursal of perspiration as to reduce condensation (yes, we know that it cannot be avoided completely.) But, these were just not up to the mark and were dripping, making small puddles inside. {Photo}
  3. No member was asked to undergo basic fitness test before embarking this gruelling, perilous and DEMANDING journey that some people have said is as close to Mt. Everest itself as there at Sagarmatha you need only stamina and money and no skill as so much of help is available. Here, there is no help. You are on your own and evacuation is also well-nigh impossible as there are no resources on stand-by unlike Everest.

Methinks that this is an attitude/assurance in tour operators, service-providers /yoga-“healers”, in and around Manali wherein they are sure that things will go their way, no matter how shoddy the service, as they deal primarily with White tourists and those tourists have been receiving a healthy dose of “Atithi Devo Bhav” right from exiting the Delhi airport doors where the taxi-waallah starts fleecing them to Paharjang hotel guy to the dhaba owner who sells |THEM| a roti for 20-30-50 Rupees to the hotel guy in Kaza who offers the same room to Indians for 800 per night while charging a lone European woman 6,000 for the exact same room to these well-educated , fluent English speaking charlatans who can break the dream-trip sitting in their heated office by carefully “arranging” the whole thing to fail. If lives get in harm’s way, so be it! The poor suckers have signed an indemnity, have they not?”
One plays with your faith by giving bogus Yoga lessons and another with your life!

Sticky Post…


Time heals many wounds.

Time wounds many heels.

I use Titan and Vaseline Intensive Care

You???

Jyoti Shiv Kumar Urwasti Kampala 420 YogaAcharyaDhiraaj ShriSirSri YogAyurveda House! #YogAyurvedaHouse!


Jyoti Shiv Kumar Urwasti 420 YogaAcharyaDhiraaj!

The Chief Minister,

Himachal Pradesh.

Sir,

After having searched far and wide for a possible treatment for a long and persistent Leukoplakia, having consulted many, many doctors I finally found a “Jyoti” Shiv Ram “URWASTI” (one man) at ‘Yog Ayurveda House, Vashishth, Manali’ (http://YogAyurVedaHouse.wixsite.com/YogAyurVedaHouse and https://www.facebook.com/YogAyurVedaHouse) through Internet and he took my case up saying that he will cure me through a combination of
“Naturopathy, ‘Herbology’ (whatever that means) and English medicines”. (WhatsApp text and voice messages are available at http://www.bit.ly/JyotiShiv420)

I have a long-lost relationship with Himachal Pradesh dating back to the time when my Grandfather, Late Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma (with whom I spent my life) was the President of All India Trade Union Congress for Himachal Pradesh, as well. On division of our state, he went on to become the Chief Minister of Haryana and I thought that this would be a great opportunity to revive those ties with the land by living here for 2-4-6 months and breathing in the pure air and all that that accompanies the Godly‑land.

We agreed on the schedule, activities, pricing and Shiv Ram informed me that “they” are moving the winter “camp” to Archhandi as Vashishth gets too cold and is inhospitable for nearly everyone who stays.

I had slipped and hurt my coccyx on 19th October and so the Yoga and other activities that were to begin on 24th October were postponed for a fortnight. I was having home cooked food and drinking the magical water of Himachal so I did not mind the days going by as that in itself was a healing, away from the pollution of the plains. However, on 07th November, he dropped this bomb that he has to leave and I may stay here or accompany him on this Archhandi-Rishikesh-South India trip. I had to ask him that if was in his right mind, asking me to lug my 40 kilogramme luggage through this all India trip when it was (kind of) decided to stay at one place for treatment and Yog and I had packed my bags accordingly, carrying books and three pairs of footwear, and honey and coffee grinder and tea-making equipment! He had no answer and he continued packing his bags.

On hastily leaving me here, within one hour, he called the excellent hosts, Adv. Anil Thakur S/O Adv. Sh. Ses Ram Thakur, and incited him to get rid of me by telling a story that only a mentally-sick person can invent.
That –
i. he had just received a phone call from CID informing him that my family has lodged an FIR about my kidnapping and police of two states, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh is looking for me
ii. it is just a matter of time that they track me by my mobile phone signals/locations
iii, the house-owners shall land up in trouble! Therefore, I should be asked to leave, as soon as possible.
– and, that too after collecting money for a whole month’s stay that he did not forward to the homeowners who were to host me for with meals.
Adv. Anil Thakur, my host, was also upset upon Shiv Ram usurping the payment that was supposed to go to him and argued to no avail as Shiv Ram had spent/transferred that Rs. 25,000 within a few minutes saying that those were old loans that were to be taken care of. Shiv mentioned that he will keep his client’s monies and anyone who is interested may get a”client” and keep that money. We had to educate him that-:

  1. A Partnership does not work this way. Each one: earn one!
  2. I was his “client” and he had to give me all those Yog classes and treatment as he had promised in the initial conversation.

This was the messages I sent and received from another of his “shikaar”. She is a European and practices Yog and suchlike. So, I am not the only victim of this thief of trust!

“I never could decide which is true and which is not true what he said. :-/
You know he said many things that he is a healer and this and that but we never had any session or knowledge from him and that’s why I had doubt in his words

Plus he never has money only if somebody give him I think. Like you or me or Lars.

His bank card doesn’t work. Only online. We couldn’t have come to Kullu from Rishikesh if I am not in the car with cash to put petrol.”

 

Why is there no complaint against him, as he claims and that I am the first one, see the footnote; he primarily deals with White tourists. His bank account is in Goa, if that is an indication.

When we were there, he made me spend money on all daily excursions and activities including getting him petrol (he mentions this in his chat) for our and his excursions to drop his guests to Kullu bus-stand saying that it will be “adjusted” as he was without any money, presently. I was okay with it because I had come here on pure-blind-good-faith as I was fed up with this disease and saw a little ray of hope in this little man! How foolish!

Methinks that this is an attitude/assurance in tour operators, service-providers /yoga-“healers”, in and around Manali wherein they are sure that things will go their way, no matter how shoddy the service, as they deal primarily with White tourists and those tourists have been receiving a healthy dose of “Atithi Devo Bhava” right from exiting the Delhi airport doors where the taxi-waallah starts fleecing them to Paharganj hotel guy to the dhaaba owner who sells |THEM| a roti for 20-30-50 Rupees to the hotel guy in Kaza who offers the same room to Indians for 800 per night while charging a lone European woman 6,000 for the exact same room to these well-educated, fluent English speaking charlatans who can break the dream-trip sitting in their heated office by carefully “arranging” the whole thing to fail. If lives get in harm’s way, so be it! The poor suckers have signed an indemnity, have they not?”
One plays with your faith by giving bogus Yoga lessons and another with your life!

 

What can be done about such a person? Lodge an FIR? Was there a written contract? Beat the goodness out of him using your belt? File a case in consumer court? Abuse him in public? WHAT?
I cannot understand. He shall, in the meantime, continue doing this chicanery to hapless and trusting ‘clients’ / friends / fellow-yogi of his!

I write to you, in some vague (as there is no case!) hope that some semblance of justice shall be served and this man contained, accordingly.

Yours truly

 

Rahul Sharma.

 

  1. CC: The Health Minister,
  2. The Tourism Minister
  3. SHO, Manali.
     
  4. Shri Ses Ram Thakur
  5. Shri Anil and Geeta Thakur

Selective destruction! By #Dobby_Does!


My #Dobby_Does! came potty-trained and listen-the-NO and this-is-what-I-know-I-am-NOT-supposed-to-chew/decimate trained from the forest where I found him at approximately 1 month of age!
Abandoned and an orphan!

Not so, anymore!
However, if I am out to town for a long enough time, to show his anger, he will SPECIFICALLY target those very items that he NEVER touched when I was around!

Shanti Ramdhari Dinkar Kurukshetr.jpeg

I am looking forward to methods to train him for marking some things as ABSOLUTELY UNTOUCHABLE. Yes, I should not leave him alone, for long, but, explain this to the exigencies of life.
Frustrated,
Ra.

Arbitrary? जिसकी लाठी, उसकी भैंस?


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‪Good morning, @DelhiAirport! While travelling to Bhopal via #SG2623 today morning, the @CISFHQrs staff made my bag go through BIS scanner, 3 times. Good, they were doing a good job! The item that piqued their interest and suspicion in my baggage was a string of magnets.‬ 
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IMG_0249‪Good morning, @DelhiAirport! While travelling to Bhopal via #SG2623 today morning, the @CISFHQrs staff made my bag go through BIS scanner, 3 times. Good, they were doing a good job! The item that piqued their interest and suspicion in my baggage was a string of magnets.‬

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However, while rummaging through my wallet, the personnel opened my wallet and found a https://www.victorinox.com/global/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/SwissCards/SwissCard-Lite/p/0.7300.T, something that I have been carrying for the last 15 years.

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The woman-officer present there tossed it in the bin even as I protested that International law on scissors is that less that 4″ are allowed onboard. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=scissors+allowed+in+carry+on+baggage+india

Sir, @HardeepSPuri, @DGCAIndia, only in our country is that rule of any, even if less than 4″ scissor is being RANDOMLY and ARBITRARILY applied. “Aaj Pakdi gayi aapki kainchi!” while practising complete #NonApplicationOfMind!

My scissor was LESS THAN 1 inch! It is a tiny thing using which I cannot even open a milk tertapack! Cutting strings from frayed clothes, a pulled cuticle, newspaper cutting is all that thing is capable of!

I asked her that for the last 15 years that I am carrying this in my carry on baggage, domestically and internationally, via @AAI, were her colleagues total nincompoops who didn’t know how to do their jobs?

 

Also, while they were congratulating themselves on this someone had the good sense to call a superior officer and going by their consultation where they showed him the images of the scissor, he (in my judgement of their expressions) asked them to return it before he took some pictures of the same on the scanner screen, using his mobile phone. The woman rummaged through the bin but it was a difficult task with so many objects lying in there.

So, arbitrarily a rule could be applied on pure whim of a security man while ignoring a MUCH LONGER and pointier screw that was also lying right on top of all the things. “This 1″ pointy thing is a WEAPON, this 3″ pointier thing is not one! Thank you, äap chalò!”

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This makes me think, AGAIN, #JiskiLathiUskiBhains

Biggest problem with this tweet?

  1. not just “any person”.‬ This was posted by a godddamned “””IPS””” officer! … who is incharge of some AIRPORT BLODDY SECURITY!

‪2. Why do us #CorruptIndian jackasses believe, even in 2019 when fakes have been known to have killed 100s, if not 1,000s, just in India?‬
HGS Dhaliwal, IPS
@hgsdhaliwalips
Police Medal for Gallantry| Writer|Equestrian-Polo|Golfer|Scuba Diver|Conservationist|Wildlife|Animal Lover|
New Delhi, IndiaJoined October 2016

“Baby Bagged!!
A 5 month old baby was kidnapped and carried to Dubai from Karachi inside a Travel Bag.
Fortunately, it was detected at Dubai Airport and the baby was found safe!!”
http://archive.is/GhvU2

https://mobile.twitter.com/zoo_bear/status/1174013235856461824

#BloddyIndians #UsIndians #IndianDNAIsCorrupt #UsCheapIndians #UsCuteIndians

 

 

“Why do you need 4 knives?” #JhaHaHa Time for a Kephart 5″?


Ouch ouch OUCH!
That had to hurt.

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Kephart’s knife.

  1. Utility Tools
  2. Bark River
  3. KaBar
  4. CustomKnifeShop
  5. The $ 50 thing
  6. PKS Kephart Hmmmm
  7. Condor Knife. No lanyard hole.
  8. The latest entrant- https://youtu.be/VMUaxCpviu8 2nd October: Gandhi Baba peace day!

#Corsair #FlashVoyager #GTX 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (#CMFVYGTX3B-#256GB)


#OuchOuchOuch! Feels like a scam though I know that it is not! Surely, feels like it, though.
I purchased it in 2015 and today, it is nearly one third the price. This is how fast technology is progressing.
Otherwise, Chandan Indoria​, it runs BLAZING-LY fast. Thanks a tonne for recommending it, Tabassum Insaf​.
I run my Linux live from it and, #HoldMyBeer, it is FASTER than the HDD installed OS.

#Corsair #FlashVoyager #GTX 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (#CMFVYGTX3B-#256GB)
Sold by: Amazon.com Services, Inc
Return window closed on Jan 15, 2016
$184.99
Condition: New.

भगवत दयाल शर्मा My E V E R Y T H I N G!


This was, probably, said to Om Uncle, “र्रै देखिए ज़रा, कदी पंडितायिन (सावित्री देवी) ने भी तो पार्टी नहीं बदल ली है!”

#भगवत_दयाल_शर्मा-
My Baba! My maker! My Mummy! My value system! My friend! My doctor! My toy! My Papa! My teacher! My E V E R Y T H I N G!

History headline: Gaya Lal, and Haryana art of defection

gaya lal, Bhajan Lal , haryana politics, haryanas politics of defection, haryana defection politics,
Bhajan Lal with Indira Gandhi, after turning his Janata Party govt wholescale into a Congress govt, on Jan 22, 1980, taking along 37 MLAs. Express Archives

WHILE the large-scale crossing over by MLAs resulted in state governments falling in Karnataka and Goa recently, they were still no match for what a Haryana legislator managed in 1967, back when shadows had just started appearing over Indian democracy’s golden halo. In the process, Gaya Lal also lent the term ‘Aya Ram, Gaya Ram’ to the country’s political lexicon.

The month was February, and there was political uncertainty in the air. The Congress had returned to power at the Centre with its lowest tally till then (283 out of 520), under the leadership of Indira Gandhi. The party had suffered setbacks in Assembly polls in several states, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, Orissa (now Odisha), Madras (now Tamil Nadu) and Kerala. This had triggered a tussle for power between the Congress and an Opposition combine, consisting of the Jana Sangh, Swatantra Party, Samyukta Socialist Party, Praja Socialist Party, regional parties and defectors from the Congress. The Opposition coalition gave its state regimes an umbrella identity — the Samyukta Vidhayak Dal (SVD) governments.

For Haryana, carved out of Punjab on November 1, 1966, it was its first Assembly election. While the Congress won, it was with a thin majority of 48 out of 81 seats. The Bharatiya Jana Sangh got 12 seats, Swatantra Party three and Republican Party two. The Independents formed the second-largest block, with 16 seats. One of them was Gaya Lal, winning from Hasanpur (SC) constituency.

Congress Chief Minister Bhagwat Dayal Sharma was sworn in on March 10, 1967. Within a week, his government fell after 12 Congress MLAs defected, forming a group that they dubbed the ‘Haryana Congress’. The Independent legislators also forged a new party, ‘United Front’. The process of switching sides continued, swelling the United Front ranks eventually to 48 MLAs.

Consequently, on March 24, Rao Birendra Singh (father of present Union Minister of State Rao Inderjit Singh), who had been elected from Pataudi on a Congress ticket, took over as CM under the SVD banner. His position was flimsy at best, threatened by both Bhagwat Dayal Sharma and Devi Lal, who was still in the Congress.

However, if there was one man who defined those days of uncertainty, it was Gaya Lal. Within nine hours, the MLA changed sides twice — in and out of the Congress — and within a fortnight, moved to the United Front.

Presenting him at a press conference in Chandigarh after having overthrown Sharma, a beaming Rao Birendra uttered those inimitable words “Gaya Ram is now Aya Ram”. Then home minister Y B Chavan later used the phrase in Parliament to denote political turncoats.

But Rao lasted only a few months, demitting office on November 2. The Assembly was dissolved and the state placed under President’s Rule, followed by elections in 1968.

Meanwhile, Gaya Lal marched on. After the United Front, his next stop was the Arya Sabha, led by Indervesh, Agnivesh and Adityavesh, in 1972. Two years later, he found his way into the Bharatiya Lok Dal, led by Charan Singh. Consequently, he got a Janata Party (formed by the merger of four parties, including the Bharatiya Lok Dal) ticket in 1977 and won. Gaya Lal’s last election was in 1982, as an Independent. He lost.

However, long before then, Haryana had moved on — to five-star defections, showing the way again to the rest of the country. In 1979, facing competition from incumbent Janata Party CM Devi Lal, Bhajan Lal set off with dissident party MLAs on “Bharat Darshan”. For over two weeks, the group, on a luxury bus and a fleet of cars, toured Alwar, Kota, Agra, Gwalior, Shivpuri, Bhopal, Kanpur, Kolkata and Mumbai, staying at heritage hotels and resorts, with Bhajan Lal picking up the entire tab. It paid off, and on June 29, 1979, he became the CM.

After Indira Gandhi returned to power at the Centre, Bhajan Lal converted his Janata Party government wholescale into a Congress government, on January 22, 1980, taking along 37 party MLAs.

At least Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, the first victim of Haryana’s topsy-turvy politics, retained his good cheer through it. As the CM during the March 1967 phase of defections and counter-defections, while he was headed one day for the MLAs’ hostel to try win over some potential turncoats, an aide came up running to tell him, “Sahib, Pandit Tuhi Ram has also left.” “Pandit Tuhi Ram?” Sharma said, askance. “Phone lagao (connect me to him).” The aide indicated there was no hope; the news was on All-India Radio.

Known for his wit, Sharma quipped, “Just check, maybe Panditayin too has defected.” Panditayin being his own wife Savitri Devi.

pradeep.kaushal@expressindia.com

Dobby_Does! attacked for the second time by the same bitch! Say, what now?


Today, attacked for 2nd time by neighbour’s bitch whom I have promised to kill if repeated.

She showed and practiced #MightIsRight and I’ll reciprocate, on behalf of my Dobby_Does!; #Zimbly!


Dogs are smart enough to understand repercussions. Mine is! If she isn’t, her owner should put her on a leash!

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Man proposes, God? Well, well, well!


Methinks that God read this Facebook post of mine and said, “Achhaa Bette! Taking decisions? Let’s see!”

This #Dobby followed us to the house, 1 kilometre uphill and stayed back!

What to do?

Let’s keep in mind that MamaJi Colonel Kuldip Singh Sandhu says, “This is the most #RudderlessShip that I have seen”

Hardware Notifications For ISS Flybys — Hackaday


Since Sputnik launched in the 1950s, it’s been possible to look outside at night and spot artificial satellites orbiting with the naked eye. While Sputnik isn’t up there anymore, a larger, more modern satellite is readily located: the International Space Station. In fact, NASA has a program which will alert anyone who signs up when…

via Hardware Notifications For ISS Flybys — Hackaday

Mathematics, my most favourite subject and I failed most in its examinations.


Calculus Rhapsody!

This was my most favourite part in XI, Calculus!

 

 

SSTV


Good morning, #InternationalSpaceStation!
Received on a #RubberDucky :-)
0823 IST, ~0300 Zulu
Thank you, #VU2CRS Ranjit Singh Chhabra and #VU3BXS, Sumit Kumar. I shall contact #VU2RBI today, definitely, for the retrieval of my father’s #VU2Ri‘s @VU2Ri #FT757GxMkII as mentioned by his friend who has a covering letter to the same effect.

Though, to be honest, the websites and other resources help so much that the #OldWorldCharmIsLost when all this https://www.n2yo.com/?s=25544 was calculated using a pen, paper, calculator and a compass.

 

“The ARISS team wanted to give the community another opportunity to downlink the SSTV images we developed for you given the weak signal situation that occurred last weekend. For clarity, these will be the same 12 images that were downlinked last weekend.
For those that are asking, we are still not totally clear what caused the issue last weekend. We believe it may have been either a loose feedline cable or an antenna switch that did not fully engage. Once the crew reset the system and checked the cabling and switches, the radio system started to perform nominally.”
ARISS Slow Scan TV Event Feb 15-17
NOTA ISS SSTV image received in Elgin by #PeterGoodhall #2M0SQL February 10, 2019
ARISS is planning another of their popular Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment events. Transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 15 at 08:45 UT and run through Sunday, Feb. 17 at 17:25 UT.

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My aquarium and flikr.


 

Aquarium Rocks, #FuckFlikr

 

 

Amazon non-delivery.


Chat

Sound

Me:Dear Sir / Ma’am, The courier guy came to my place and as I was not at home, did not hand over the order 408-4630785-9178716 to my landlady, as it is normally done, and now it shows handed directly to the customer!
I was out of town and returned yesterday to find about the missing order. What, now?
Rahul.
You are now connected to Somesh from Amazon.in
Somesh:Hello, my name is Somesh. I’ll certainly try to help regarding your concern.
As I can understand your concern you are inquiring about the delivery of the order, am I right ?
Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry this one ?
Me:Yes.
Somesh:AS I can understand that your order is not deliver to you yet , am I right ?
Me:Yes. He took the book back with him,
Somesh:As I have checked here that you placed this order on Tuesday 2 October 2018 .
Me:Yes.
Somesh:Let me check this for you. May I place you on hold for one minutes while I look in to this for you?
Me:Surely.
A Customer Service Associate will be with you in a moment.
You are now connected to Harshit Kumar from Amazon.in
Harshit Kumar:Hello, my name is Harshit. I’m from the specialist team. How may I help you?
Are you referring to
Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry
Me:Yes. Ordered on 20th October. Not received.
Harshit Kumar:I’m sorry for the inconvenience you’ve experienced in this case.
As return window is already expired no action can be taken on the order
Is there anything else I can help you with today?
I don’t mean to rush you, but we’ve been idle for 1 minute. I want to make sure our chat’s still connected. If you aren’t able to respond in 1 minute, this chat will close.
Me:Hello!
There is no problem of return! It was never received! Can you not understand this simple line? I was out of town and thus could not report it earlier. Give me the courier guy’s details and I will get it out of him, if you are in capable.
I am a Freemason, remember.
Harshit Kumar:am sorry but we cannot share the details as we to don’t have the details
We cannot take any action
Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Me:Yes.
I want my book.
Harshit Kumar:We cannot take any action
Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Me:You are NOT helping, jackass!
Okay. Let us see what I can do about this.
Nice chatting with you. Go, take your cigarette break, you nincompoop.
Send

Politics of cleavage and other female body parts. Exposed body parts!


Bournvita advertisement;-

 

Sexualisation of girls and disabled comments and number of thighs! Obviously!


I had to stop at https://youtu.be/B2PddIma3LQ?t=1m48s because the deptavity of it all was ejaculating from my eardrums and wetting my mipples through my reeshirt!

 

But, they are just little girls! Kids, you perv!

What is that enchanté word? टूचे!

Forclaz 0 Light Sleeping Bag


7EADCDD6-9145-4DB5-99B5-453DE3AD6EA2.jpegQuite a useless piece, this #Forclaz0Light, for what is being advertised as 0-5*C sleeping bag.

I am in #Archhandi and these days it goes down to 5* C and it is still so uncomfortable.
I wear a Neva thermal under my tee shirt and a Du-pont thermal lower and -33 F socks while sleeping.
I have spread it wide and safety-pinned (too slippery surface) a blanket on it at 6 places and it is tolerable.

Just not recommend for 0*C. Do your own tests before going anywhere.

While inside my Coleman 3-season tent with 10-12C, last year, this was still pretty good. I would have given it 5 stars if it was good at 5C, even.

I shudder and shiver(punned) to think that what it would do to me (or, FAIL to do) when it goes to 0*C within 20-30 days.

LIMIT RATING of – 5???
Decathlon, you shall kill someone who might rely on your words alone and carry it to some extreme place!

First covered with blanket on 26th October, 2018. Living in this place (look up the climate) since 17th October, 2018.

P.S. I have used from the most expensive to cheap Karol Bagh knockoffs for the last 23 years. I know what I am talking about.

https://www.decathlon.in/p/8383185_forclaz-0-5-ultralight-bivouacking-hiking-trekking-sleeping-bag-orange.html#/18-200-xl

UPDATE: I am putting this up for sale. I have used it with utmost care, even changing in to a pair of socks EXCLUSIVELY bought for use inside this as to not make it into a stinky bag. Let us say that I have spent, conservatively, 20 nights in it.

A deal if you are not going anywhere that goes below 4-5* C and are comfortable with a mummy-style sleeping bag, Rs. 3,000.

About


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The motivation for it came from one of those lovely thought-terminating clichés so prevalent in discourse today:

“Why would a woman lie about rape?”

It’s a question that is patently absurd from a rational standpoint. Why would anyone lie about any crime? Is rape some especially unique type of crime that renders deception impossible?

Man Falsely Accused of Rape by Mentally Disabled Woman Sues Fremont


In our case, “Last Seen” matters a lot! It refers to an aircraft that flew over my head whose flight data we captured


In our case, Last Seenmatters a lot! It refers to an aircraft that flew over my head whose flight data we capturedIn my case, last seen refers to an aircraft that flew over my head whose data I captured

Ooooooo! A radical changes experiment!


​These #FeministTypes are fighting hard to absolutely un-sexualize female bodies. The skin! In the process, they gain to de-sexualise men! Simple!

http://archive.is/Rf0OC (I don’t want these assholes getting clicks from my site.)
These whiny bitches refuse to acknowledge the role biology plays in men staring at nude, naked female skin (it could be her toe, the rest being covered in a Burkha) for it is infinitely superior to us males’!
No!
For
Patriarchy is all these women can come up with!

RTL-SDR for Linux Quick-Start Guide


via RTL-SDR for Linux Quick-Start Guide

“RTL-SDR for Linux Quick Start Guide v2.18 by Kenn Ranous – KA0SBL Page 3 Introduction Page 4 Antennas & Feedlines Page 5 Installing Drivers Page 7 Gqrx – General Purpose Radio & Spectrum Software Page 8 Frequency Correction – PPM adjustments Page 10 Cubic SDR – General Purpose Radio & Spectrum Software Page 11 ADS-B Aircraft Tracking with Dump1090 Page 14 Monitoring Trunked Radio Systems with SDR Trunk Page 15 Lightning Detection with SDR Page 17 Additional Resources Introduction: If you’ve installed Linux on your PC hopefully you’ll find this guide quick and easy in any Debian based distro. Created in Linux Mint v18.3, I’ll cover the software I’ve found to be complete and working. Most things RTL-SDR have come a long way since inception. Updates still sometimes break things & documentation isn’t always complete, but community support is good and the reward is worth it. If you have some amateur radio background but are new to SDR many of the controls will be familiar. If not, you’ll learn as you go. First, a quick primer on what RTL-SDR is. In Europe, TV uses the DVB-T standard. Inexpensive USB receivers are available to tune in on a computer. Based on the RTL2832 demodulator & USB interface chip, tuning is done by the R820T2 chip. By installing specialized drivers and software, these devices can be used as a Software Defined Radio capable of receiving 24 – 1800 MHz in blocks of ~2 MHz at a time. Bypassing the tuner chip by switching the receiver to direct sampling mode enables DC – 24 MHz reception. A few caveats: North American TV is on the ATSC standard so these devices can’t be used to watch TV. Also, the RTL hardware was originally designed to receive strong broadband signals. It lacks the sensitivity and selectivity of expensive receivers, so it can be over-loaded by strong signals such as FM Broadcast and pagers. They’re also susceptible to RFI. Filters and pre-amplifiers are available to overcome some of these limitations. The unit used here is version 3 of the RTL-SDR.com dongle. It has a 820T2 tuner, TCXO, anti-static diode, and a metal enclosure with heat-sink. It can be switched into direct sampling mode via software, no hardware mods needed. Use a good quality USB extension cable with ferrite cores on both ends. Try to position the dongle away from the computer and other sources of electrical noise to minimize interference. PC system requirements are modest. Decoding and GUI displays need some processing power so opt for a dual-core CPU with 2GB RAM or better. None of the applications here are highly demanding of Video or HDD. Antennas & Feedlines: Regardless of cost, any radio is only as good as it’s antenna. There’s an abundance of information on-line and in ARRL publications, so I’ll be brief. • Rule #1, there is no such thing as the perfect antenna for all situations. It does not exist. Like anything, there’s compromises and trade-offs. A broadband antenna may be more useful across a wider swath of spectrum, but it won’t gather as much signal as antenna designed for a specific frequency. Also, a broadband antenna collects unwanted signals which may overload the receiver. • Rabbit ears are a good starter antenna. It’s easy to adjust the length and orientation. • Attic or outdoor antennas for TV may work well. Note they are usually in the horizontal plane, hence they are horizontally polarized. Ham, Public Service, NWR and similar services tend to use vertical antennas and so emit vertically polarized waves. Because of this difference, they may not be stellar performers. Newer TV antennas designed for HDTV may lack the ability to pull in FM radio. TV antennas are broadband by design. • Discone antennas are broadband and work well for general purpose use. • Turnstiles and Folded Dipoles excel at FM broadcast reception. • For ADS-B a 12 element Coaxial Collinear is notably superior to a discone. • Dipoles and long wires work well for the HF bands. (<30MHz) • Ground planes, J-poles, dipoles, yagis, quads and log periodic antennas can offer superior performance when designed for a specific band. • RG-6 coax and type F connectors, the same type used for cable and satellite TV is perfectly acceptable to use. It performs well up to several GHz, is inexpensive and commonly available. Type F connectors are probably the easiest type of connector to work with. Compression fittings are preferred, but a good quality side-crimp properly done is just fine. SMA to Type F connectors are available online. In summary, VHF/UHF frequencies tend to be line-of-sight and can be blocked by some building materials, especially metal. Higher is better and outdoors is best. Watch out for those power lines! Installing the drivers: 1. Open a terminal and confirm you’re in your home directory. This is the preferred convention and will be assumed throughout this text. Text highlighted in gray is exactly what you want to type at the command line. Yes it’s case sensitive. 2. Update your distribution. sudo apt-get update 3. Install the tools needed to retrieve (git), compile (cmake) and build (buildessential). sudo apt-get install git sudo apt-get install cmake sudo apt-get install build-essential 4. Install libusb-1.0-0-dev which is a C library that provides generic access to USB devices. sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev 5. Retrieve, build and compile the RTL2832U Osmocom drivers from the source. git clone git://git.osmocom.org/rtl-sdr.git cd rtl-sdr/ mkdir build cd build cmake ../ -DINSTALL_UDEV_RULES=ON make sudo make install sudo ldconfig sudo cp ../rtl-sdr.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/ 6. Blacklist the default driver that is automatically loaded for using the dongle as a TV device as it doesn’t work for SDR purposes and clashes with the new Osmocom drivers we just installed. A. Open your /etc/modprobe.d folder as (right-click) an administrator. B. Create a new file ‘blacklist-rtl.conf’ and add this one line: blacklist dvb_usb_rtl28xxu C. Save the file, close the editor and restart the machine. 7. Test that the dongle is working by opening a terminal and typing: rtl_test -t Don’t worry about messages like PLL not locked or E4000 tuner not found or that it says R820T and not R820T2. If you’re seeing the above then your drivers and dongle are working. You’re now ready to install some applications. Gqrx General Purpose Radio/Spectrum Analyzer: This can be found in the Synaptic Package Manager. To get the latest version, visit http://gqrx.dk for instructions on how to add their PPA’s (Personal Package Archive) to your system and install. They’ve made it pretty easy. On first startup you’ll see the Configure I/O devices box. If it doesn’t appear, click the circuit board icon on the toolbar and check the following: Device: Realtek RTL2838xxx Device String: rtl=0 [Normal use >24MHz]* Device String: rtl=0,direct_samp=2 [Direct Sample mode <24MHz]* Input rate: 1800000 [aka Sample Rate]* Decimation, Bandwidth, LNB LO: 0 * Note you’re choosing one of the above Device Strings on startup, the first for VHF/UHF OR the latter for HF/MF. ** This is the amount of radio spectrum you’ll see. When tuning in the HF/MF bands it’s sometimes helpful to select a lower value. A higher value means you can view a larger slice of spectrum, but go too high and it gets choppy. Click OK then the > Power Button in the upper left corner to start receiving. Click or mouse wheel on the digits to change frequency. On the right under Receiver Options select the appropriate demodulator. (ie Narrow FM for NOAA Weather Radio or WFM for broadcast FM). Hover over each item to see what it does. Under Input controls, toggle hardware AGC and adjust LNA gain to maximize the signal but not so high that static or distortion takes over. Adjust for a noise floor of -60db to -70db. Note that you’ll need to alter gain settings as you tune around the spectrum. If the audio sounds choppy, try reducing the sample rate. Also check under the FFT Settings tab and reduce the FFT size and Rate fps. You may also need to adjust your PPM as described next. You can also bookmark favorite frequencies and organize them by category. Frequency Correction with GQRX: Later model dongles such as RTL-SDR’s v3 have improved TXCO’s for accurate frequency readouts regardless of temperature. For most uses in normal mode no calibration is needed. However, older dongles and ones in direct sampling mode may need PPM adjustments. Once you’ve determined your PPM error correction factor you can use that value in most other RTL software. As long as the dongle doesn’t overheat, this value should remain reasonably constant. To determine your dongles PPM, launch GQRX and tune your SDR to one of the National Weather Radio frequencies. Give the unit at least 15 minutes to warm up. 162.400 162.425 162.450 162.475 162.500 162.525 162.550 Zoom in on the signal and adjust your PPM until the tuning line is centered on the signal. See the next two images for details. Uncorrected PPM error. Adjust your PPM + or – until tuning line is centered on signal. To check and adjust your PPM in Direct Sampling mode in the HF bands, tune to one of the NIST time stations on 2.5, 5.0, 10.0, 15.0 or 20.0 MHz. Choose whichever station comes in best. These transmitters are very frequency accurate. The NIST WWV is quite the resource and worth the time for any radio enthusiast to know about. https://www.nist.gov/pml/time-and-frequency-division/radio-stations/wwv CubicSDR General Purpose Radio/Spectrum Analyzer: A bit more visually oriented than Gqrx, I find that CubicSDR delivers smoother audio. The latest v0.2.0 is available for download from http://cubicsdr.com where there’s instructions on how to build it or get it via flatpak. My preferred method is to just download the .AppImage file and place it in it’s own CubicSDR folder under my home folder. Right-click > Properties > Permissions and tick ‘Allow executing file as a program’ then double-click to run. (yes, it’s that simple, just one 13 meg file.) On startup, select ‘Generic RTL2832U’ and click ‘Start’ for VHF/UHF. Or, select Q-ADC under Direct Sampling to access HF & MW bands. Hover over each section for info, it’s pretty self explanatory. Enter a frequency directly or click on one of the streams in the lower waterfall panel to start listening. If the audio sounds choppy, click ‘Input Bandwidth’ on th top menu and select a lower number. The .AppImage file can be placed anywhere you like and sessions can be saved as .xml files. ADS-B Aircraft Tracking with Dump1090 Dump1090 is a good ADS-B decoder. Originally created by antirez, several developers (malcolmrobb, mutability and tedsluis) have modified the original code to make improvements. Each one is called fork. Install as many as you like, just make sure each is in it’s own unique folder. I’ll focus on the Ted Sluis fork as it seems to detect more aircraft and provides more information. It also has interesting features such as range & altitude color codes and ten map & chart styles. http://github.com/tedsluis Open a terminal and type: git clone git://github.com/tedsluis/dump1090.git dump1090 cd dump1090 make ./dump1090 –interactive –net –enable-agc Within a few moments you should see a list of aircraft in the terminal window. Open a web browser and in the address bar enter localhost:8080 and you should see a map with aircraft. You might need to hit the browser refresh button once or twice to get it going. To launch dump1090 without needing to remember paths and optimal flags, create a text file named d1090 in your /home/username/bin folder. (Note there’s no extension.) Enter these lines, substituting your own lat & lon values. #!/bin/bash #A bash script to start Ted Sluis’ dump1090 with optimal flags cd /home/yourname/dump1090 ./dump1090 –interactive –net –enable-agc –gain -10 –phaseenhance –lat 33.0 –lon -111.0 –oversample –dcfilter Note: make sure those last two lines are all on one line in the editor. Save & exit then Right-click the script file > ‘Permission’ > tick ‘Allow executing file as a program’. At the terminal just type d1090 to start. Easy! Monitoring Trunked Radio Systems with SDR Trunk: Trunking radio systems are more complex than traditional radio systems as are the applications used to track them. In brief, a typical standard analog radio system will have one or more mountaintop transmitters as needed to cover an area. There might be a few channels or a dozen or more. Mobile units transmit up to the tower at one frequency and the tower retransmits out on another frequency. All the scanner enthusiast needs to know is the output frequencies. Now imagine a city has 20 different departments each with their own set of mountaintop transmitters and channels. That’s a LOT of hardware to maintain. It’s also hundreds of dedicated frequencies and spectrum is getting crowded. Most departments probably aren’t using most of their channels most of the time anyway. So imagine all 20 departments share one radio network and a pool of channels. A computer picks a clear frequency and the right call goes to the right department. That, in a nutshell is trunked radio. Some are analog, others are digital. A few are encrypted. SDR Trunk is the only trunking software I’ve found so far that works in Linux. Installation and usage is a bit more complex than a standard radio application. https://github.com/DSheirer/sdrtrunk The install instructions are generally complete, a few things to note: Many municipalities are using the APCO25 digital standard. To listen in you’ll need to download and compile the JMBE libraries, created by the same author. The installation guide can be found in the wiki on the sidebar under APCO25. At this time, only phase I (aka type I) is supported. When creating a new system in SDR Trunk, you’re prompted to enter a frequency. Usually that will be the control channel frequency. This can be found for the system you want to monitor on the radioreference.com database. You don’t need to enter all the frequencies for a site, just the control channel and SDR Trunk will tune in to and follow across the other channels. At this point, the best way to accurately follow apco25 type II trunked system is with a digital scanner or via an online feed such as http://www.broadcastify.com Lightning Detection with SDR: What follows is an informal experiment to detect approaching lightning. Here I’m using GQRX and CubicSDR in direct sample mode but any spectrum analyzer software and dongle that can tune VLF should do it. Many dedicated lightning detectors work by listening to frequencies below the AM broadcast band, hence I chose to monitor 0 to 600kHz. The antenna is a 1/2 wave trapped dipole for HF but any bit of wire at least a few meters long will work. The waterfall display speed is set to represent ~30 seconds. Event #3 in this image was several rapid-fire and rather close by. I found that by tuning to a quiet part of the spectrum and setting squelch, lightning discharges produce an audible crackle, hence an audible alert without needing to listen to constant static or needing to watch the screen. This was a particularly close & intense storm captured in CubicSDR. Resources: http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr – Source of the RTL-SDR drivers. http://rtl-sdr.com – Great place to buy and learn about RTL-SDR http://distrowatch.org – A one-stop index of the top 200 Linux distributions http://linuxmint.com – Currently the most popular Linux distribution http://balarad.net – The best documentation I’ve found on DIY ADS-B antennas qsl.net/na4it/dbgp.html – A cheap, easy & good dual-band ground-plane antenna wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_spectrum – A primer on radio waves radioreference.com/ – Excellent database of frequencies http://www.sigidwiki.com/wiki/Signal_Identification_Guide – ID that waveform github.com/xmikos/qspectrumanalyzer – Scan large swaths of bandwidth sdr.hu – A network of shared SDR’s around the world. qsl.net/kb5wck/antenna.html – A good source of antenna design calculations https://linuxconfig.org/bash-scripting-tutorial – Bash Scripting http://www.howtogeek.com/67469/the-beginners-guide-to-shell-scripting-thebasics/ – Introduction to Shell Scripting http://sdr.hu – A network of shared SDR’s around the world. In Closing: Feel free to copy or distribute this guide as you see fit. My goal here is to consolidate and share my notes so others can bypass hours of annoying research and just get to the fun stuff. :) I’ll be updating this guide using the convention vMonth.Year.as I discover new software, hardware, tricks and mods. I welcome constructive feedback. You can contact me through my blog at http://ranous.wordpress.com where you’ll find additional RTL-SDR articles. If you send me a coherent message I’ll most likely respond. Thanks for tuning in! – Kenn”

The Girl who cried Wolf!


via The Girl who cried Wolf!

Yes, I am a shameless, cheap blackmailer; there I said that.


If you say ‘plz’ because it is shorter than ‘Please’ then I’ll say ‘no’ because it’s shorter than ‘yes’.

In pursuant to https://rahuldoes.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/my-3-year-long-association-with-idea-mobile-services-come-to-a-bad-end/

and

Since they both share the same network and both stop working at the exact same place and time, I am giving up my @MTNL to move to @Idea @Idea, (where I was a customer for a good 4-5 years, till last quarter of 2017) or @Vodafone (I hate @airtel) but retaining the @BSNL (which is a pain because it is just not available when you need it the most (almost all of Bombay and Goa); and, I had gone for this thinking that at least BSNL would be available across India. Do I smell a #NefariousCollusion?)

Yes, I am a shameless, cheap blackmailer; there I said that.

Now, let us extract some juices, like you did, @Idea!

Where do I begin?

My grouses and how shall they be addressed?

  1. Even with a bloddy deposit (international roaming) of 3,000 and CREDIT LIMIT (whatever that is supposed to mean) of 9,500 Rupees, my connection would be regularly disconnected because I forgot to pay the 600 Rupees bill! (I am always, almost, travelling. Once disconnected, no OTP, you bloddy geniuses!)What is this nonsense? What good is that deposit and credit limit for?

Yes, I understand, it is for that one month ONLY.

Which phenku or lover-boy-girl, in 2017-8 could, POSSIBLY, use a phone service for a good 10,000 Rupees? Doing WHAT?

a. How shall we ensure that the connection shan’t be stopped from sending me those potentially lifesaving bank’s OTPs?

  1. What will you give me? Extra.

Answer soon because I just might be pushed into that burning oiJ-well!

Optimus Nova cleaning needle, use/abuse. #PlannedObsolence


The manual does not specify that the control valve should be open when using or removing the cleaning needle.

If closed, it is difficult to remove an one might end up damaging the control-valve’s small protrusion under the nozzle.

Maybe, it was a part of #PlannedObsolence.

Or, perhaps, one is expected to figure it out, oneself!

This essential finds no mention in your owner’s manual.

Is this a #StrategicOmission to get users to break it and buy spares?

Is this a very carefully executed #PlannedObsolence move?

Will this be included in your future releases and mentioned on your website?

Ra.

What puts South Asians at higher risk of Type 2 diabetes, despite being less obese than Caucasians? Sangeeta Pradhan RD, CDE explains this paradox


South Asia Fast Track

Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases globally due to unfavourable changes in modifiable risk factors and a high genetic susceptibility in certain populations. With obesity growing at sky rocketing rates worldwide, the metabolic disorders that go hand in hand with it are also rising proportionately. Asia is at the epicentre of this diabetes epidemic. 60% of the world’s diabetic population are from this part of the world. Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States, with their numbers projected to double by the year 2060.

While most ethnic communities are affected, South Asians both in their native countries and abroad are disproportionately affected. This makes it imperative to take a hard look at the contributing factors and explore meaningful interventions.

“The paradox is alarming – Asians have twice the prevalence rates of diabetes despite lower rates of obesity compared…

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Maharashtrian Special Lasun Chutney / Garlic Chutney


Made this and forgot the coconut!

#HowDumbAmI!
#HowDumbIAm!
#IAmSoDumb!
#DumbIAm!
#DumbDumbDumb!!!

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Garlic Chutney, lasun chutney, maharashtrian lasun chutney recipe, dry garlic chutney Maharashtrian Special Lasun Chutney / Garlic Chutney

This post is all about the Famous Maharashtrian Special …. LASUN CHUTNEY!!!

Thank God… Chutney is now a famous word. Otherwise god knows how I would translate it. I think it is always good to know the original name of the recipe. In that way all of us get familiar with the name and word, some of us with the recipe…. Haha….

Today I am going to introduce you to the style of cooking I daily cook. It is the Maharashtrian Style. For Non – Indians and people who don’t know – Maharashtra is a state in India. You can probably relate it in a better way if I tell you that Mumbai, the city where world famous Slumdog Millionaire was shot, is the capital of Maharashtra.

Lasun means Garlic. Lasun is a Marathi word. In Hindi, which is India’s National Language, it…

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KWZI Inks Test


Source: KWZI Inks Test

Feminism and Karl Marx!


Karl Marx wanted family to be dead, he succeeded!

He succeeded by convincing the Western women that they were powerless pieces of helpless #अबला_नारी who were being abused by the Family System. The women drank that propaganda like #MaleTears, without even belching!

Now, most of the progressive Indian women are following their lead, utterly mindlessly and results speak for themselves!
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My 3 year long association with Idea mobile services come to a bad end.


So! A “valuable customer” who was satisfied, generally speaking, with the services, was driven away by the customer care, just like he was by Reliance who drove him to Idea after having him for nearly 10 years! Full circle, anyone!

https://mobile.twitter.com/Rahul_Does/status/920621958365974528

Having returned recently from Kenya, I had developed some strange kind of fever.

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Caterpillar’s falling standards and incommunicado customer care.


https://www.amazon.com/review/R1U8VS4MMZAXEH/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

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Air Arabia and Kenya Health staff involved in Yellow Fever scam at Nairobi airport and in en-flight.


Dear #AirArabia,

  1. You may constitute a rewards programme / lucky draw for passengers who enter the food bill number in your website / system, after the flight. En-flight, the attendants just “forget” to give the bill and when one asks for it later, they give such a glaring look! On my flight to Nairobi (Delhi to Sharjah sector), the hostess gave me the bill voluntarily and explained the entire conversion from USD to AED. Sharjah to Nairobi, I had to ask for it, nearing the end of the flight. From Nairobi to Sharjah, those guys actually became aggressive on my insisting upon the bill! Wow!
  2. I hope that you are also aware of the other scam, the Yellow Fever scam that I knowingly fell for at Nairobi airport. If you start printing that one line in the itinerary, “passengers returning to India need Yellow Fever vaccination” you will save your passengers from this trap. The police do this scam, usually; this time it was the girl at the Air Arabia check in counter. She can easily claim that she did it for the best benefit of the customer to save him from harassment at the arrival airport. (http://boi.gov.in/content/health-regulation) However, no one in India gave a damn if I was vaccinated before leaving or at arrival!

I am sure the Air Arabia check in girl got a good cut from the bribe money that I paid at the “Port Health” for backdating that vaccination receipt for something that I did not even get!
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Scammed in Kenya and Air Arabia.


  1. You may constitute a rewards programme / lucky draw for passengers who enter the food bill number in your website / system, after the flight. En-flight, the attendants just “forget” to give the bill and when one asks for it later, they give such a glaring look! On my flight to Nairobi (Delhi to Sharjah sector), the hostess gave me the bill voluntarily and explained the entire conversion from USD to AED. Sharjah to Nairobi, I had to ask for it, nearing the end of the flight. From Nairobi to Sharjah, those guys actually became aggressive on my insisting upon the bill! Wow!

 

  1. I hope that you are also aware of the other scam, the Yellow Fever scam that I *knowingly* fell for at Nairobi airport. If you start printing that one line in the itinerary, “passengers returning to India need Yellow Fever vaccination” you will save your passengers from this trap. The police do this scam, usually; this time it was the girl at the Air Arabia check in counter. She can easily claim that she did it for the best benefit of the customer to save him from harassment at the arrival airport. (http://boi.gov.in/content/health-regulation) However, no one in India gave a damn if I was vaccinated before leaving or at arrival!

 

I am sure she got a good cut from the bribe money that I paid at the “Port Health” for backdating that vaccination receipt for something that I did not even get!

 

  1. I kept trying your various call-centres and even online to change my date of departure. I got in touch with your people on Twitter. The call centres were not responding till I dialed back in India from Nairobi and got good assistance. The Twitter chap replied to my tweets selectively and chose to respond ONLY to the complimentary ones and ignoring the ones where I specifically asked for assistance / guidance.

 

https://twitter.com/search?q=%40airarabiagroup%20%40Rahul_Does

 

Finally, I got it changed in your Pension Building office. (You may consider changing the address on Google Maps to something more specific.)

 

  1. Your iOS app is quite buggy. It tells that the email is invalid. I am sure the program is unable to comprehend the <-> (the dash) in the email expecting an underscore <_>

 

Apart from these, the flight was great.

 

I wish you all the best and see you in December!

 

Regards,

 

Ra.

 

  1. In that feedback form, first one is asked to give as many details as possible and then one is told that the limit is 1024 words! That is funny! Let us see that what happens here!

Kenya, #हरामी_हिन्दुस्तानी and others.


Even in Kenya, where I am presently, हमारे #हरामी_हिन्दुस्तानी भाइयों ने इस देश की भी G ले रखी है।
As soon as I reached Kakamega, near the bus stop, just by looking at the garbage heap, I was reminded of home and, YES, that building is housed by Indians, I was later informed.
A Kenyan would brake his car to let you pass; just visit Nairobi, the chaaddarmod Indian would go honk-honk-honk hooooooonnnnnnkkkkkk, as soon as the traffic EVEN SLOWS DOWN!
We were climbing a steep slope on our टुच्ची 100 CC bike near Karen, the POSHEST locality. GK or Jor Bagh would look like MIG housing society, in comparison. To give us right of way, at last 7 cars (none worth less than 1 Crore, even one 6 wheeled Mercedes SUV) braked and waited for our dumb and dumber for nearly 10 seconds!!! Absolutely heart touching.

Breaking the silence against imposed “martyrdom”


Silence is not an option...

During the last few months, there has been a wave of praise in the mainstream and social media for an Indian documentary film on IPC section 498A entitled “Martyrs of Marriage”. The filmmaker, Deepika Bhardwaj, has been extolled not only for technical excellence in filmmaking, but has also been elevated as the messiah for men. Recently, there has also been an expected, well-justified and visible pushback from the men’s movement in India, because the movie is anachronistic, it promotes a feminist lie, misrepresents men’s rights activists (MRAs) and undermines the men’s rights movement (MRM), which provided much support, information and content for the film.

The perspective of the men’s movement and the reasons for the pushback require a close look at the history, significance and purpose of the men’s movement, and the factual narrative that Indian MRAs have fought to establish over the last 10-13 years. It would involve learning…

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rOtring Initial F Fountain pen, lousy cap and $ 110!


Dear Ma’am / Sir,

I purchased a Rotring Initial (F) pen, last year, from Amazon.com  and got it delivered to a friend who was coming to India, from the USA.

I could not get a Rotring converter so I went to William Penn and got myself a $ 11 Visconti converter!

Having owned Parkers (cheap ones and a Sterling 75 for 20 odd years till my Super Boss stole it) till now, I wanted change.

This Rotring is hardly that change!

This purchase was inspired by the legendary Rotring 600 that belonged to my Uncle! The ‘clack’ of its cap! Pure music!

I treat it with due respect, often rudely refusing strangers this pen and take the pains to take off my bag from the back and offer them a ball point pen.
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In Defense of Arranged Marriage


Khatvaanga

The purpose of marriage is children. I know I link to Darwin Reactionary a lot, but fact is he addresses the idea in such detail it is hard not to reference him. But perhaps there is no need to go into utilitarianism, let us discuss the story of Swetaketu instead.

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Bengaluru mass molestation: primary victim changed her story


The Male Factor (TMF)

Earlier in this article I have shown how media could not provide any credible evidence of alleged mass molestation in Bangalore. The first person who claimed molestation in her FB post had natural tendency to blow things out-of-proportion as she would “punch a man’s face with a bat” on mere receiving a friend request.

In that article I used this picture from Bangalore Mirror –

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After publishing the article I received this comment on The Male Factor (TMF) from Chaitali Wasnik –

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Around the same time she has posted on her FB wall about TMF article.

The reason we did not publish this comment earlier was because we did not believe in her story told here for following reasons –

  • The face of the girl in the picture did not match that of Chaitali Wasnik
  • Chaitali mentioned in her FB post that she was returning from office when…

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Demonetization will adversely impact 97 percent Indians: Prof Arun Kumar


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Demonetization is a foolish step… The poor will suffer the most: Prof Arun Kumar

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Economics professor ARUN KUMAR is one of the most widely quoted authors on black money. He has authored The Black Economy in India (Penguin, 1999) and Indian Economy since Independence: Persisting Colonial Disruption (Vision Books, 2013).

In an interview to India Legal’s Editor-in-Chief, INDERJIT BADHWAR and Associate Editor MEHA MATHUR, Prof Kumar describes how this hasty drive will adversely impact demand, employment and investments. Excerpts:

When and under what circumstances is demonetization used as an economic tool and how common is this practice worldwide?

As a tool for economic surgery it has been used, but not in the context it has been used in India. Where it has been used largely is where currency has totally lost its value, like the Soviet Union or Weimar Republic—where you have to carry sackfuls of currency to buy your daily supply. There the currency was abolished and new currency created. But India is not in that situation.

Was the Indian economy facing a crisis that needed such a swift and heavy surgical strike?

Not at all. In fact, our macro-economic indicators were reasonably good. But the real point is, what does this move achieve? According to the prime minister, there are two objectives. One is (curbing) terrorist financing and counterfeit currency—and the second is that the black economy has become very large and the source of poverty and all the problems in India so we need to get rid of the black economy.

The question is—does demonetization overcome these two problems. As far as counterfeit notes are concerned, they are only 400 per million, which is very tiny. And according to RBI, there is only Rs 400 crore worth of counterfeit currency.

Total currency in circulation is 17.5 lakh crore. It’s not even “oont ke muh me zeera”, as they say in Hindi. It’s negligible.

Terrorists need financing. So they print these fake notes and circulate it. But once they have given the money to another person, it’s circulating within the economy. So they have to print more and more money. That is what you have to stop. And how do you stop that? Not by demonetization, because there are state actors involved in counterfeiting. They can counterfeit the new currency notes also.

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If you take out 85 percent blood from somebody’s body and then put five percent into it, what will happen to that person? He will die. Similarly, when you take out 85 percent liquidity from the economy and slowly replace it by five percent, then the circulation of income goes down.

India’s growth rate, trade, GDP and forex reserves have been relatively steady. Why meddle so drastically with a system that seemed to be producing results?

This is a complete miscalculation that you have to overcome black economy through this measure. Understand the meaning of this. First you make income, out of which you are saving and you create wealth. Whatever income you have, you consume a part, you save a part of it, and that saving you invest in kinds of things. That will give you your wealth. Wealth is held as a portfolio—you can put it in real estate gold, share market, cash. Cash is only one component of your wealth—one per cent of your wealth. Of the black economy, which, according to my estimates is 62 percent of GDP, for the current GDP of 150 lakh crore, we are generating 93 lakh crore this year as black income. So your black wealth would be 300 lakh crore, roughly three to four times. Out of that, three lakh crore would be black money.

So there is a difference between black wealth and black income?

Yes, black income, black money and black wealth, all three are different.

This is the common mistake that people make. They think the three are same. Black money is only one percent of your black wealth. So suppose you are completely successful in eliminating three lakh crore, you are only eliminating 1 percent of your black wealth and three percent of your black income.

The next point is, will you be able to eliminate even three lakh crore? People have found ways of recycling this. On the day this announcement was made, jewelry shops were open till 3 am, issuing backdated receipts for purchase of gold, etc. One businessman said he had 20 crore rupees and he gave four months’ advanced salary to his workers. They will deposit it in their banks. So your black becomes white. Then, the Jan Dhan Yojana is being used in large amount in rural areas. The landlord tells 100 people to take Rs 20,000 each from him, deposit, and return it to him later. So you won’t be able to demobilize even three lakh crore, at best you can demobilize 50,000 to 70,000 crore, so neither of the two objectives that the PM has stated will be fulfilled.

Also, you are only demobilizing three lakh crore at the most for one year but black income generation will continue by selling spurious drugs, narcotics, capitation fee, under-invoicing and over-invoicing. Therefore, cash will again be there. And you are introducing Rs 2,000 notes so storage of black will be even more easy. Therefore you are defeating your own logic.

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The demonetization move is impacting 97 percent of people who are not part of the black economy, without solving the problem of the black.

We all know India has a huge and thriving parallel economy. Perversely, this parallel economy, run entirely on cash, has produced results in terms of employment, consumer demand, rural credit, informal “banking,” and money-flow. How will demonetization hit/hurt this sector? This is also being projected as a Robin Hood kind of measure—taking it from the rich and giving it to the poor. That is the political message going out. Is this a pro-poor measure?

No. basically, it’s not a parallel economy. Black economy and white economy are largely intertwined in India. So when you sell your real estate property you generate black and white income simultaneously. When you produce sugar, you don’t show 10 percent but show 90 percent. That’s why when the black economy is affected the white economy is also affected. This move, which is supposed to impact the black economy, is affecting the white economy terribly. Demand is going down.

As someone gave a very good analogy, if you take out 85 percent blood from somebody’s body and then put five percent into it, what will happen to that person? He will die. Similarly, when you take out 85 percent liquidity from the economy and slowly replace it by five percent, then the circulation of income goes down. Footfalls in malls are falling, charging of mobile phones is falling, the balloon seller is not able to sell balloons, the small trader is not able to sell produce. Even the large trader is not able to sell produce because discretionary expenditure has slowed down. For example, instead of buying a shirt I decide to buy it next month. So circulation of income is slowing down, leading to a decrease in demand. When demand slows down, production slows down, employment drops and investment falls. And when investment falls it will have long-term consequences.

If this goes for a month or two and investment falls, the impact will persist for more than a year. And the cash shortage will not be sorted out very quickly.

You have to replace the 500 and 1,000 notes worth 14.5 lakh crore that you printed over 15 years and you have to replace it very quickly. That is not possible because you need paper and ink which is imported. And ink is in short supply, which is why they floated a tender three days back. According to Business Standard, it will take 108 days to replace the old currency, provided there is no shortage of ink or paper. And if you are printing Rs 100 notes, then you need 10 times more paper than for Rs 1,000 note.

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Circulation of income is slowing down, leading to a decrease in demand. When demand slows down, production slows down, employment drops and investment falls. And when investment falls it will have long-term consequences.

The next point is, people are hoarding because they are not sure when the supply will be normalized. As a result, the demand for currency will be 50 percent more. The people who will suffer the most are those in the unorganized sector, as they don’t have credit or debit cards or card readers. They are the ones who need more currency in circulation. The entire agriculture is unorganized sector. It’s also there in manufacturing.

Is there the danger of a huge chunk of people being left “economically disabled” for a long time to come?

That’s what is happening. So the balloonwala is not earning. A beggar complained that people are not giving alms now and she had four children and one of them died for lack of food. Even those who don’t deal with Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will be impacted. In rural areas, farmers are not able to buy seeds and fertilizers. Arhtiyas (rural commission agents) don’t have money to lend. So, sowing next season may also be affected. Money is what you don’t eat. With money you buy food, clothes and services. So money is for circulation. It’s like the blood flow of the body, which keeps everything going. If there is a shortage of that then we have a problem.

At the moment we are feeling the discomfort. When do you think will real pain start?

The real pain for the poor is already on. Real pain for us is not on because we use credit cards. It will start when our income gets affected. When production stops then middle class people will be laid off. And they will begin to feel the pain. When truckers go on strike, which is a possibility. If they had prepared properly and managed to create enough supply of new currency then possibly this pain would have been less.

The other option would have been benign neglect.

Coming to options, this move does not sort out the black economy but creates problems for the whole economy. The point is that black economy has not been created yesterday. It has been growing for 70 years. So this problem can’t be solved overnight. There is no magic wand. What you could have done immediately is to bring in Lokpal. One of the key ways of tackling black money is accountability. Businessmen, politicians, bureaucracy, police and judiciary are not accountable. So how do you bring about accountability? That’s the key. If you can bring about accountability of these sections then you can solve the problem of black money. So RTI for political parties is essential but they do not agree. Whistleblowers are very important because they are the ones who expose the scams—be it Vyapam or Adarsh etc. But instead of strengthening the Whistleblowers Act you are diluting it.

Then we are not doing much about direct tax. There is GST but more important is direct tax code. You have to simplify your direct taxes. Intelligence agencies tab Hawala on daily basis but you are not doing anything about that. So there are many things you can do immediately because you have the laws. That shows the intention is not there. If you had taken recourse to these laws, you could have targeted the three percent of people who indulge in black money and not affected the 97 percent. This is impacting 97 percent of people who are not part of the black economy, without solving the problem of the black.

And you have not offered carrot to those who have by default become part of the black economy.

No, the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) was there till September 30, wherein you could disclose the amount for 15 percent penalty. The FM said: “Please come clean, then you can sleep in peace.” But as long as you say we will not take steps against the businessman he is happy. So wherever amnesty has been given that has not worked.

Voluntary disclosure scheme (VDS) has been done six times in India. The government gave an undertaking in the Supreme Court that we will not have this scheme ever, the reason being that it’s unfair to the honest person. The honest businessman’s capital is rising slowly because he is paying full tax. The dishonest businessman’s capital is rising fast. So the honest one says let me also become dishonest. The CAG report on voluntary disclosure scheme in 1997 said two things. People have become habitual tax offenders. Those who declared in the earlier five schemes also declared in the sixth scheme. They think another scheme will come, let me generate more black income today. Therefore after 1997 they have not done a VDS, although the IDS of 2016 was also like VDS.

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The balloonwala is not earning. A beggar complained that people are not giving alms now… Even those who don’t deal with Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will be impacted.

The Mauritius route is also like a VDS. You take the money out, bring it back through round tripping and so you don’t pay tax. So the system has created these easy ways of generating black income. We have wonderful laws. But we don’t implement them. So have the political will to implement laws.

Another thing, cash does not necessarily mean black. So of the 17.5 lakh crore, 14.5 lakh crore is in Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Out of that, 50 percent would be with businesses. If you go to petrol pump or shops you see wads of currency notes with the cashier. Railways, airport—everywhere it’s needed. Companies have petty cash. Bulk of the cash is white which has to be used for circulating in economy. As to households, an ordinary peon generating 10,000-20,000 is nothing. One Madhu Koda generating 6,000 crore is more than the entire black income generated by all class C and D employees.

The misnomer is that black economy means cash. That is where the understanding is lacking of Modi. He thought that if he demobilizes the cash the black economy will collapse.

But that sounds more like a self-serving political ideology….

The political ideology is that I will be the hero of the poor that I have eliminated the black economy that was affecting the poor. What he might do if that 2 lakh crore doesn’t come back is to say I am giving 10 crore families Rs 20,000 each. These rich people had stolen this amount, so I have taken it back from them and distributed it to the poor. But it will fall flat for the following reason: while you might give them 20,000, if they lose their employment they will lose far more.

So as you are saying its very basic genetic structural reforms and which means gradualismBecause reforms can’t come without gradualism.Like Chandrashekhar had to mortgage gold as that was a crisis situation. Even to some extent wheat control orders of Indira Gandhi in 1972 were passed during shortage times.

But the point is that those (measures) were affecting where the crisis was. This is affecting everything.

So it is a billion dollar political blunder.

The trading community will desert him as far as I can tell, because traders are very upset. Farmers are upset, workers are upset.

What they will do is to restore supply to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai so that the national press says the queues are dwindling. But there will be no money in villages. They have to walk 10 kms for money and return empty handed. And there’s no money in Tier-2 and Tier-3 towns.

Now they will go after lockers….

No, that will affect only the middle class. The poor doesn’t use lockers.

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Black economy has not been created yesterday. It has been growing for 70 years. So this problem can’t be solved overnight. There is no magic wand.

But you get money for political parties from this three percent.

But if you have the political will to do this you should also have had the political will to do that. Like Mayawati has said that she wants her funders to take back old notes and give new notes. Her political funding won’t stop. Now it will be easier with Rs 2,000 notes. They won’t be harmed. I was talking to a commissioner who said we don’t touch those cases where we know there is political backing. And income tax department doesn’t have the capability to handle so many cases.

It’s just one man’s mind at work….

He just didn’t consult anyone.

We have to look at Article 21 of the constitution. Property right has been granted by the constitution. Your job has been recognized as a fundamental right.

He is not doing that. He is replacing old currency with new currency. He is not depriving you of that.

But he is taking away livelihoods.

That’s the consequence of this move. As far as property is concerned, he is not taking away your property. It’s a legal tender saying “I promise to pay” and you are paying with new currency. But it creates recession. It’s a foolish step. Any policy can go wrong.

The SC can condemn you for the process.

The SC is clever. It can say anything orally but when it comes to judgment it doesn’t do that. PILs have been filed and they have been consolidated in the Delhi High Court. But ultimately the court will say it’s a policy issue and therefore we can’t do anything. That’s my feeling.

One man is trying to deliver on something that is undeliverable, against the advice of everybody else. 

That’s not how you run such a complex country like India. If I were there I would have asked 100 people. He didn’t trust his own cabinet and took away their mobiles and confined them to a hall till 8 pm. Urjit Patel called all bankers and told them to watch an important announcement. This is absolutely not the way to make policies in a complex country like this.

‘Being-overly-good, at-least-trying-to-be’ syndrome!


https://www.cartoonstock.com/cartoonview.asp?catref=kscn3574

If one gets to know that the neighbours cannot have a child because AuntyJi has a medical impediment; it shall be, by no means, be called an act of kindness if you kill your father to get UncleJi married to your now newly widowef mother.
No!

Just NO!

Animal meat meet meat lover.


https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1140300592672084&substory_index=0&id=370463842989100

I know someone who shouted, screamed at me, “ज़ख़्मी कर दिया तूने; बुज़दिल, नपुंसक इंसान, उस बेचारी को” when I hit, with a stone, a bitch who was trying to get to my marinade. (The तलफ़्फ़ुज़ has to be stressed!)
I looked around to the horrified and disgusted looks from the nubile PYTs sitting around our campfire. They were even pointing at me with their long, lithe fingers and exchanging ‘those glances’.
The alcohol helped.
“If any animal lover even touches this thing on the grill, By Gawd, I am going to use my pistol!”
Within 3 hours, after I was sufficiently drunk, they all were savouring my grilled organic elephant!

VIP SkyBags hopeless customer care.


Subject :- I am going to be killed. Please save me.

Dear Madam / Sir,

Please go through the following Tweet.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Rahul_Does/status/758876874311213056
https://mobile.twitter.com/Rahul_Does/status/790071047257100289
I purchased this bag and the raincover was porous!
Your Social Media team coordinated across Facebook and Twitter and sent me a new raincover after 20+ reminders and 2-3 months.
The joke?
The new raincover is torn!
Like, what nonsensical idiocy is this!
We are VIPs, in more sense than one, for the last 3 generations.
Your customer care is going to kill me as a customer.
Please save me!
Yours truly,

Ra.


On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 11:37, Sonali Desai<> wrote:

Dear Sir,

I regret for the inconvenience caused to you…..

Please send us the photograph of issue in bag along with warranty card / bill copy details so that we can give you required service

Let us know your exact location to provide you service center address.

Regards,

Sonali

Customer Service

Dear Madam,

5 months!

I am on to this mess for 5 months.

And, I don’t think that you went through my Tweet where in all photos are present.

For your benefit and perusal, here it is, again.

Twitter

Twitter

Though the photos have been optimised for web, everything is still legible.

Do let me know if you need the 2000 pixel, original photos.

I was, in a matter of days, going to pack this junk and post it to your Bombay HO as your Twitter and Facebook teams work as if they are waiting me to beg!

My grandfather, a VIP Governor, gave me my first VIP, when I was 6, going to hostel. I still have it and store my insane stuff like restaurant or hotel bills signed by all members present with memories scribbled. (Shubir, I have the GK bar bills from 1999)

My father, another VIP cabinet minister gave me my second, a VIP Odyssey, in which I store all my documents.

I thought that buying a VIP would make me a VIP.

What a bloddy fool I was at 40!

Ra.

Sent from my Y! phone so please excuse any possible typos that this phone
almost always catches. But then, we all are mistake prone humans! +91 93545 RAHUL.

Rahul Sharma,

123, EWS (Economically Weaker Section)

Gurgaon.

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Dear Ma’am,

I have ‘submitted’ the said bag with Mr Ali.

I regret to inform you that your people have been unable to understand the issue.

It was the leaking rain-cover in July, 2016.

It transformed to the problem of torn rain-cover on 23rd October, 2016.

It metamorphosised into your customer care taking me for a bloddy beggar who kept asking for responses for a few months.

The tweetstorm, for your perusal, once again.

Search Twitter – %40vipbagsindia %40rahul_does

Search Twitter – %40vipbagsindia %40rahul_does

Here, screenshots of Facebook chats can also be seen.

Now, you may keep it where it belongs!

I wanted to go for a http://shop.skybags.co.in/tropic-45-weekender-black but now, going through all this bloddy nonsense, I would rather use a grocery bag to carry all my stuff that you see in the photo above!

Thanking you,

With deepest condolences and sympathies on my deathly demise,

Yours truly,

Ra.

Sent from my Y! phone so please excuse any possible typos that this phone

almost always catches. But then, we all are mistake prone humans! +91 935 RAHUL.

Edited 27/04/2019: This is THE MOST VERSATILE bag!
Pocket, pockets, pouches, pockets! This bag fit my life as a glove! And became an inseparable partner.
Excellently designed, this bag grabbed my complete devotion, by the balls, (eye-balls).from the first second.

In spite of the five stars, there are some sore points, though.
The sternum strap is quite weak and the rain-cover is a joke, as many have mentioned.

Invest in a separate rain-cover and this would become your EDC bag.

Ra.
My Amazon review for the same is at https://www.amazon.in/gp/customer-reviews/R95EF909S30RM/. I am on to my second such bag and unfortunately, this shall be the last as this amazing bag is out of production. I keep enquiring about it wherever I go and shall buy ALL the units that may be available at the outlet.
VIP Pacific Eating shoe
Dear SonaliJi,

With my foot in my mouth, chewing on my shoe, I request you to please let me know, post haste, if  Pacific 35 in Black could be bought from you.

We would buy 2 pieces.

That bag was a marvel with so many pockets. It was the rain-cover and, then, the customer care that made me so mad.

That bag is my soul-mate, I have just realized and have found a blue one at some online sites.

If I can get it from VIP, I would be obliged to pay there.

I shall wait for your reply, till EOD, today as I do not want to take any chance with the bag available online with the third party site.

Thanking you,
Yours truly,

Royal Enfield


Hello Royal (?) Enfield,
 
How it is hanging?
 
Is there a place on the internet where one could get the technical names of various OEM parts? It is very disgusting to ask, “भैया, *ये* वाला देना”!!!
 
My email regarding the same is also unanswered, for the last few months.
 
You, after becoming the whopper of a market leader, have gone down the Najafgarh Nullah in customer service. (Had I bought shares, in 2004, in stead of the Electra, I would be having ~6 Crores in my kitty!)

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Allure of White Skin!


Conrad, ‘The Rover’, “The perfect oval of her face, the colour of herbsmooth cheeks, and the whiteness of her throat forced from the Citizen Peyrol a sigh through his clenched teeth.”

Your Latest Trip.


Manik arrives from Chandigarh after finishing his shift@Dell.com and we leave by 12 PM for this with Gaurav.

Update.

We leave without any deadlines to reach anywhere or get back. 13th October, 2016.

Ye Achha plan haI!

Photos to come, as they happen.

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quecha

 

 

sbi-girl

 

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Manraj breaking the mental lethargy!


He starts.

25 great films you might not have seen before


25 great films you might not have seen before https://imgur.com/gallery/TGWp6

​Suddenly, my whole life whole life makes perfect sense!!!


​Suddenly, my whole life whole life makes perfect sense!!!

  • Bad handwriting
  • Bed-wetting
  • Stuttering
  • Nail biting
  • Shyness and being withdrawn
  • Defiance and provocative behaviour
  • Poor concentration
  • Bad memory
  • Reading difficulties
  • Problems with spelling
  • Neurotic personality
  • Physical tiredness!


https://wasioabbasi.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/never-force-left-handed-child-to-be-right-handed/

Never Force Left-Handed Child to be Right-Handed

Update: An edited form of this article was published in October 2011 edition of Circles Magazine.

I have used my right hand to perform major activities all my life. Even though my performance has remained average in most cases like quality of handwriting, sports and sketching, I considered it normal. Some time back at a family gathering my mother discussed with someone the complexities of bringing up children and I was surprised to learn that I was born left-handed.

She said she discovered I was left-handed due to the amount of pressure I exerted on her finger with each hand when two months old. At such a tender age she made sure my left hand remained immobile most of the time (though not uncomfortably) and was forced to use right hand freely that eventually became my dominant hand.

It was confusing for me at first but then a lot of unexplained habits began to fall into perspective such as attempting to pick something heavy from left-hand and then switching to right, preferring to chew food at the left side of mouth, skipping step while climbing stairs in order to land on the other foot etc. I often thought myself clumsy whenever something happened and didn’t thought it amiss until I discovered I was left-eye dominant a few years before the above mentioned family gathering.

I bought a guide for Snooker game and it gave details of an exercise to know your dominant eye. To increase shot accuracy, you need to place your Cue Stick beneath the dominant eye when playing shot and the book stated that born left-handed people, in most cases, have left-dominant eye. As you can expect, the exercise concluded that I was left-eye dominant. I didn’t focused more on the details and enjoyed the higher game accuracy that I now enjoyed.

After the revelation by my mother, I decided to do some research. As science explains, our brain is divided into two halves (hemispheres). Left hemisphere affects the right side of your body and right hemisphere affects the left side of the body. The left hemisphere deals with logic, words and language, mathematics, science, order/pattern perception, practical and reality. The right hemisphere deals with imagination, creativity, spatial perception, “big picture” orientation, symbols, images and feelings. If the left side of the brain is dominant, the person prefers right hand and vice versa. Our whole physical being is interconnected ever since we are born and forcing to go against natural dominance puts a lot of harmful pressure.

What more, about 85-92% of world’s population is estimated to be born right-handed which also causes some bias against left-handers as parents under societal pressure, ignorance or religious miscommunication forces their children to switch to right hand.

Forcing a left-handed to be right-handed causes reduced activity in the dominant right hemisphere and increase activity in the non-dominant side. Since creativity and imagination are dominant parts of right brain, they will remain under-developed and the left-side of the brain sees increased activity that deals with reality, facts and logic … characteristics that are opposite of the person’s true potential. The consistent use of non-dominant part of brain affects the personality while growing up and the adaptability can be difficult. Forced right-handers have to work a lot harder to improve handwriting, take more time to adjust in using tools like scissors and knives, are unable to perform better at activities (like sports) than natural right-handers, get tired easily and may even have language difficulties due to possible dominancy conflict between the two halves of the brain.

Comparing this with my own childhood I found some stark similarities. I had to use children’s handwriting improvement book until 8th grade to finally able to write clearly. I loved to draw and paint as a child but no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t improve and finally gave up by 7th grade. I was scolded repeatedly at home and in class for being a daydreamer and not paying attention. I always loved stories (and still do) and read fantasy novels most of my free time. I hate mathematics and enjoy history. I am able to think logically and analyze in a rather forced way and tire easily compared to when I am thinking something completely new and imagining a new story or concept to write down. The number of similarities is too long to fully list down.

There are select few who are ambidextrous (don’t have dominant hemisphere or so little dominant that it doesn’t affect much) and such individuals don’t have that much hard time in switching. Unfortunately I am not one of them and thus unable to achieve my full potential.

This doesn’t mean that left-handers are devoid of logic or right-handers lack creativity, it just points towards what comes as naturally and more easily to the person due to dominant side of brain. So if anyone you know is forcing a born left-handed toddler or child to be right-handed, please enlighten them and stop them for hindering the child’s growth. It is not advisable to force and yes, it is not un-Islamic as well to be left-handed as some believe.

For those who are interested in knowing if they are left-brain dominant or right-brain, watch this image below and see in which direction the woman moves (clock-wise or anti-clockwise).

If she is moving clock-wise, that means you are right-brain dominant and vice versa. If you focus a bit (or maybe a bit harder), the figure may turn her direction suddenly and begin rotating the other way.

The level of focus required to achieve that proves how much dominant on side of your brain is. In my case, the figure continuously moves clock-wise and no matter how much I try, I am unable to move it anti-clockwise. However I have seen others exclaiming how the figure all of a sudden change direction even though to me the movement is still in the same clock-wise direction.

Once again refer to this chart and see what characteristics each brain has and remember, never force born left-handed child to use right-hand permanently. You may teach them to use right but let them be left for their own good.

#FeminismIsAIDS


http://www.thefrustratedindian.com/2016/05/lisa-haydon-feminist/

 “I don’t like the word feminist. I don’t think women trying to be men is feminism. I also don’t believe in being outspoken for the sake of it, or just to prove a point. Feminism is just an overused term and people make too much noise about it for no reason. Women have been given these bodies to produce children, and the spirit and tenderness to take care of people around us. It’s fine to be an outspoken and working woman. I don’t want to be a man. One day I look forward to making dinner for my husband and children. I don’t want to be a career feminist.”

SriSri RaviShankar Totally Destroyed Yamuna FloodPlain


​And so many of my friends and lovers, present and past, keep insisting that I become more spiritual and join their best babba/babbi!
“He/She is not like others. She/He is different!”

http://thewire.in/59508/art-of-living-event-completely-destroyed-yamuna-floodplain-expert-panel/

I wonder what else this RaviShankar chap had to lick/suck, besides eggs, to get here! तलुवे, I am sure; it is the other word that start with त or ट that eludes me!

#ArtOfLying #SriSri420 #SriSriRaviShankar #ArtOfLiving #FraudBaba

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