இடம் - வேளச்சேரி, சென்னை.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
இடம் - வேளச்சேரி, சென்னை.
Monday, April 6, 2015
They call this place as Noraebang which in Korean means song room.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Annual Maintenance cost (AMC) is one of the way for service providers to earn a lot of money. There will be lot of terms and conditions to avail the service under AMC and more importantly spare parts will not be covered. If there is no service request during the AMC period, obviously they are in profit. Even if there is lot of service request....
Most of the service requires replacement of spare parts and for spare parts we are likely to rely on the same service provider. Though a separate receipt will be given for the spare part expenses, the profit margin on this is unknown to us. In some cases, the spare parts will be replaced without requirement and the replaced part may not be really genuine / new.
Recently, I heard about AMC which will include spare parts as well. This is for a popular washing machine brand. When we encountered some issues with our machine, we called the service provider. The person after examining reported that xxx parts need to be changed which will cost rs 4000 and service cost will be rs 800. Total 4800. Then, he suggested us to take AMC now for rs 2500 and machine can be serviced free of cost after one month since the spare parts are also included in this AMC.
For us, 2500 is definitely cheaper than 4800. But we are not sure if 4800 is really a correct number. Probably the repair work that is going to cost us the least is now converted into AMC :(
During the AMC period, if there is really a big work with spare parts costing more its going to be a rare case and also they will have escape routes with terms and conditions for the AMC.
Our lack of knowledge about technical details of the product is their advantage. Even if we go to another service provider, we will face similar issues or more :(
Note : Numbers are changed for easy understanding.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I will be happy every time someone asks me a silly question and they know it as a silly question, because that proves that I am easily approachable :)
This may be a tactic to make the next to do item the important one, but after 2-3 incidents everything will become unimportant for him.
Friday, January 3, 2014
I entered my office after eleven days of vacation. Everything seamed to be different in the office. Everyone were sitting in the benches along with table in rows like a class room in school. I searched for known face with whom I can sit so that i will be comfortable.
There, I found Mala sitting at the last row and luckily the place next to her was empty. So I went and sat near her. She saw me and smiled. Everyone were reading something and I remembered that there was an exam scheduled for that week,
I thought that I was right on the starting day of the exam. So, I asked Mala if it was English-I paper examination that day. She raised her eye brow and said that its English-II paper. She then asked me if I had prepared for English-I paper. I told "No". And continued, "Even if I had known the exam schedule, I would not have prepared anything." She smiled.
I asked Mala if she can give me a book to read. She gave me a weekly magazine. I was OK with any book since I didn't have any other. I opened the book and started to write in it as I like to write. When everyone around me in the train are reading something, I am writing this story.
The train announcement voice said that the next station is Thiruvanmiyur. So I closed the laptop and got up to reach the entrance amid the huge crowd. As the train stopped, I got down and walked towards Ascendas International Tech Park Chennai. I had a light breakfast in the Ascendas food court and took the lift to 7th floor.
[continuation of the story is at the start of this blog]
Monday, March 4, 2013
This was my first attempt of story telling to make my daughter sleep... நடுல நடுல மானே தேனே பொன்மானே இதெல்லாம் போட்டுக்கணும்...
சிங்கம் இல்லாத போது பிற மிருகங்கள் அனைவரும் கூடி சிங்கத்தை பற்றியே பேசுவார்கள். சிங்கம் அந்த காட்டிற்கு நல்லது செய்தாலும் கெட்டது செய்தாலும் அனைவரும் அதை பற்றி கமென்ட் அடித்துக் கொண்டு கிசு கிசு பேசிக் கொண்டே இருப்பார்கள்.சிங்கம் செய்யும் செயல்களைப் பற்றி அவ்வாறு பேசி பேசி அந்த காட்டில் இருக்கும் எல்லா மிருகங்களும் சிங்கம் ராஜாவாக இருக்க தகுதி இல்லாதது என்று மனதிற்குள்ளேயே நினைத்து கொண்டு இருந்தன. அதனால் சிங்கம் சொல்வதை கஸ்ட்டப்பட்டுக் கேட்டுக் கொண்டு வாழ்தன.
ஒரு நாள் அந்த காட்டில் இருந்த காக்கா ஒரு மரத்தின் மேலே இருந்தது. அப்போது அங்கு வந்த காட்டு ராஜா சிங்கம் காக்காவை அமைதியாக இருக்கச் சொன்னது. மேலும் அந்த இடத்தை விட்டு சீக்கிரம் கிளம்பச் சொன்னது. காக்காவிற்கு இது போல விரட்டுவது பிடிக்கவே இல்லை. சற்று தூரம் பறப்பது போல பறந்து பிறகு சிங்கம் சென்றவுடன் திரும்பவும் அதே மரத்திற்கு வந்தது.கா கா கா என்று பாடியது. சற்று நேரத்திற்கு பிறகு அங்கே ஒரு வேடன் துப்பாகியுடன் வந்தான். காக்காவை குறிபார்த்து சுட்டான்.ஆஆஆ காக்கா பயந்து போனது. அதிர்ஷ்டவசமாக துப்பாக்கி குறி தவறி காக்கா உயிர் பிழைத்தது. மூச்சு இளைக்க வேகமாக பறந்தது.எப்போது தான் காக்காவிற்கு ராஜா சிங்கம் சொன்னதை கேட்டிருந்தால் இந்த இந்த பிரச்சனையே வந்திருக்காது என்பது புரிந்தது. அதனால் தான் சிங்கம் ராஜாவாக இருக்கிறது என்பதை உணர்ந்தது. அதற்கு பின் ராஜா சொல்வதை கேட்டு நல்லபடியாக வாழ்ந்தது.
இதே போல் காலப்போக்கில் அனைத்து மிருகங்களும் சிங்கத்தின் திறமையை உணர்ந்து சிங்கம் போன்ற ஒரு ராஜா தேவை என்பதை புரிந்து கொண்டனர். அதன் பின் எல்லோரும் ஜாலியாக சிங்கம் சொல்வதை கேட்டு சந்தோஷமாக வாழ்ந்தனர்..
Thursday, February 7, 2013
When there was an opportunity to work from abroad location for a short period on this project, the manager choose him instead of Kala. He told his friend Kala that it should have been her turn rather than him to go abroad. She just replied with a quote by Vivekananda - No power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve. He started to believe this from that time.
He got a very good exposure in his trip abroad. There he was working with a good friend Prithiv who always believes that We cannot call anyone stupid just because we do not understand them. Interacting with Prithiv he understood this. He was able to relate that in every instance of his interaction with others. ie, Everyone would have a reason for their act and we cannot call them stupid.
After his return, his manager took him to Kala and told her that he will be leading the solaris part of the project. Even though he has not worked anytime in solaris the manager made him the lead. Kala asked straight after the manager has finished, "How can a person be a lead without any technical knowledge on the product". He remembered the quote which Kala told him before. You will not get any recognition/ reward unless you deserve it and you will get it for sure if you deserve it. So he was able to perform without any guilty consciousness / expectation.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
the price, difficult to remove.
But 100 % service charge for these differences seemed to be little costly for me. So, I searched and got a good piece from the big shop.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
There is a phrase that we normally use whenever a friend does not support us - "You too Brutus". Brutus was a close friend of Julius Caesar. He betrayed Julius Caesar and killed him from behind. Thus the phrase is said whenever someone betrays others.
But when we see it from Brutus point of view we wont consider it a betrayal. Brutus loved Rome when he was a friend of Caesar. He supported Caesar because he cared for the welfare of Rome. Caesar made Rome more powerful. Then Brutus was brain washed that Caesar was not going to do any good to Rome. He killed Caesar because he loved Rome. Brutus only action was that he loved Rome throughout his life.
It is the angle in which we see an action, changes from person to person and not the action. There is a story in Mahabharata - When Krishna asked Yudhishthira to find out one bad person in the country he came empty handed and when Duryodhana was asked to find out one good person he was empty handed. Thus in the eyes of Yudhishthira all were good and in the eyes of Duryodhana all were bad.
We cannot change the world. We can change the way we see the world.
Once upon a time there was a King. He ordered his men to make everything green in his kingdom. So all where in green color dress but it was hard for the men to make everything green. So they sort the help of the wise man in the kingdom. He went to the King and gave him a green colored spectacles thus making what ever he sees as green. So if we see an action in a positive way it is positive and green. This can be achieved if you see an action in a positive way. This is easily said than done.