5G??! Crap!

Kya sochke 5G laa rahe hain jab na 2G chalta hai na 3G na hi 4G.

Comedy karke rakha hua hai!!

In jest, not anger.

Afterthoughts for translation for my visitors:

Why are they launching 5G when neither 2G nor 3G nor 4G works ever!!

They have made it so comical that it’s hilarious.


An adventure


Yes, thank you, that’s mine.

I have been wanting to buy a sewing machine for quite some time. Yesterday, I ventured out to do just that. The store is almost 25 kms from my home and Google decided to take me to a location where there was no store at all.

Now, let me tell you the whole story. I usually travel by cab but on Friday evening, there were no cabs available so I booked an auto. While I set out towards my home, I decided to instead go into the city interiors to find a sewing machine store. So I told the auto walla to take me into city instead as I want to buy a sewing machine. The auto walla, after pondering for some time, told me, “Madam, if you want to buy a sewing machine, you must buy it from X Shop in Y area. That shop is the biggest 3 floor store and you will find all kinds of machines there. I bought one for my wife 5 years ago, and she is still using it – the machine has never required a servicing till date.”

Wow, you can imagine my elation – I was like, “God, give me a rose, and a rose fell into my lap!!” So, I asked him to take me there the next day. He was a genuine simpleton and he agreed – although I wasn’t so sure that he would come, I reconfirmed with him.

The next day, he came right as he said, at 11.30 and we set out. Now, I had no idea that this Y area would be sooooooooo far away that it would feel like going to another city!!! Okay, so, throughout, the auto walla was narrating his story to me, about how he had worked hard and the cabs have beat their income down. I felt sorry for good hearted people like him, and prayed that he would prosper, in spite of the fact that I didn’t have great impressions about auto wallas in general.

It was about 12.30 when we reached. And right as he said, the shop was a large one – but the company of machines was local. And the price they quoted was HUGE. I thought, if I had to pay that much, I would rather buy an Usha Machine than a local one.

So again, I googled and to my luck, there was another distributor who stocked usha machines in the same area!!! So off I went, the auto, zipping through streets and sabzi markets and controlled parking areas to reach this place. And, the man was educated, well meant and showed me a lot of models. I chose one, and he quoted 9500, came down to 8500 and still, earned over 2000 profit because I did not have the great uncommon common sense to check the MRP on the box. He unboxed and fit it into the table – BTW, I insisted on the wheels option WITHOUT a motor. I am quite a stickler for traditional jooni purani stuff that way.

So, the guy said it would take about an hour to set it up. The kind auto walla was so cooperative, he said he will wait. It was 2.30 by that time and I was hungry. There was a small canteen kinda shop in the corner of the building and I headed over there to find something to eat. I asked the auto walla as well if he’d like to eat something. He declined, but said, he would drink some tea. So I ordered puri bhaji for myself and two teas.

The whole idea of this post came because THAT tea was the MOST tastiest tea in my city till date – trust me, no Tea Place or Cafe or Barista or any Chai place could serve as good a tea as this one!!! I am a Tea maniac and can have even 20 cups a day, without missing food. So, this one got a 10 on 10 – the proportion was jussst perfect. Not too much milk or sugar. The problem with tea EVERYWHERE else is that they serve it with 80 to 90% milk – which kills the whole point of tea. The way I drink it is to add a few teaspoons of milk in a cup of black tea.

That said, the task of fitting the machine into the auto was a huuuge one. I squeezed myself in a corner next to the machine and we set out. Another hour’s journey and by 4.30 I was home.

What a day!! And for 3 years now, I have wanted to buy a sewing machine – yes, I have a full time job, I intend to keep it, and no, I am not crazy. I am just too creative to not keep my fingers from fidgeting!! And, I am nurturing dreams of a big little business. 🙂 Yes, going my Dad’s way. I think.

So, wish me the bestest of good lucks, folks and friends.

I am on a new journey – yet again!!

The Force Beneath

*Reposting one of my older posts.

Imagine… if there was no gravity,
Our feet would not be earthly.
We’d all be flying without wings.
There would be so many nice things.

We’d have no cars,buses & trains.
And there’d be no pollution, only rains.
We could go to Greece, or Japan, or both,
And return, without tickets for back & forth.

We could climb trees without effort,
And wouldn’t need any elevators.
High-rise scrapers would spring up everywhere,
And we’d just “fly” to the top of Eiffel.

The Everest would no more seem a barrier,
As climbing it would become so much easier.
On second thoughts, would it be flying too?
Would rivers,oceans and mountains stay on earth,
Or would they find their way up, up and up.

If houses, schools & offices, all started flying,
Where would we live, study and work?
And then, would cities be called what they are named,
When they kept wandering from place to place?
Now I know, if there was no gravity,
The world would be Enid Blyton’s Enchanted City !

Random Pic Random Post 7: Mi

@Funny that the Random Pic was missing. 😛

Mi A1

Yes, Mi. The Mi.

Disruption of disruptive strategy

Mi storms in with a tornado

Rest is definitely not the best, left behind by Mi.

Mi becomes ME, says every Mi user.

Mi. Personify.
PS: Mi is the flagship phone of Xiaomi that has taken the world by a storm. They release each version of their phone with a completely disruptive strategy and basically, disrupt their own previous version’s popularity with a clearly better version.

If you haven’t experienced one already, you must.

Goa Diaries: Spice Farm

And so, I have always wondered what would trees of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, etc., look like? And I so so badly wanted to see these trees.

Spice Farm in the list of places to see in Goa was a pleasant surprise. And chal padi main – I set off with my handbag on a quest to finally discover how spices originate.

Now, I saw how arabica coffee is grown (yes, on the trees – I know you would have imagined like me, that coffee also grows like tea, on little shrubs and plantation.)

I also saw cardamom, cinnamon bark and discovered that the leaves of cinnamon tree are used as substitute for bay leaf. How to identify which one is bay leaf and which one, cinnamon leaf – bay leaf has 1 vertical line in the center along its length, while cinnamon leaf has 3.

Cinnamon Leaf:

Cinnamon Leaf


Now, I got so diverted in my excitement while going around the spice farm that I ended up spending almost 7 k on various spices and oils. The best thing about the spice farm was the awe inspiring way nature has built these plants with such beautiful aromas and flavors.

We were served scrumptious lunch and the kokam Sharbat was something new to taste.

Having seen how cashew nuts grow and the tall long tree of the betel nut, I was quite satisfied that finally, I got to see how spices grew.

It was finally time to go home and well ok finally time to go back to the hotel and venture out for more shopping. Shopping and I are inseparable. I wish there was a pill that could cure the addiction of shopping. Well, since there’s nothing like that and I don’t think anybody will come up with something like that any time soon, I did the inevitable. I shopped and shopped, and then I shopped some more.

Here are some amateur videos from the farm. Please do pardon me for the shaky videos. This is the first time I have attempted to take videos when out on vacation with the intention of blogging.

Go go gooo…