Scam Alert – Now using Income Tax of India

November 25, 2011 8 comments

Income Tax Email Subject

Income Tax Government of India emailed me last evening. I assumed this email was a confirmation for the refund I received earlier this year, but no, this was about giving me more, an excess refund of Rs. 36,120.25 accumulated as Tax excess.

This is a scam! This is how..     Read more…


Just saying…

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s been a while since I’ve not updated the blog. A lot of reasons, a lot of things to write about and really, a lot of boredom! There are a hundred things I want to write about; I’m only going to stick to a few to get that rhythm going. On the menu: India’s tour of England, Mobile Store with Citi Bank customer service review, My favourite Credit Card, and just some thought on personality development.

First, India’s disaster tour against England! Read more…

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Protected: All about a sister

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Protected: All about a wife

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Customer Service –

August 3, 2011 10 comments case of “Paid Meal”

I had booked kingfisher flight tickets from Mumbai to Chennai on, and being the researcher that I am; I looked at a number of websites for fare options, including flykingfisher (offered me the lowest price, Rs.14 lower than the lowest online price on for that particular flight only).

Despite the lower price, I booked with yatra because they had a “Paid Meal” on the flight. When kingfisher said there are no free meals, yatra had the flights marked with “Paid Meal” Read more…

Customer service – &

August 3, 2011 Leave a comment you own a company and want to test your customer service rating, give me your product. I’ve had to fight, quarrel, threaten and sweet talk so many customer service executives of different companies to earn this status! Yes, I know how to deal with you guys, or do I?

You might say that I’m never satisfied, but the truth is that I take a stand only when I feel that I have not been offered a product that is value for money. There are many instances in the blog already to read about, this one is to highlight the ones that have not made it here…

The story of a cashback Read more…

The IT industry and the HR department

July 12, 2011 1 comment

Today, I want to talk to you about the IT industry. The Indian industry, it’s huge. Every year India produces thousands of engineers, 50 percent or more join the IT league. There are a number of jobs on offer, and the pay is good. Rarely do they pick this by choice. At the end of it all, they are happy, and life is well.

Indian software engineers, 90 percent of them, are people who will accept whatever is offered to them, both in terms of pay and the amount of work, sometimes even the technology to work with. Companies hire people who are flexible to learn new technologies, and somehow manage (use Google?) to do what is required. The role of recruitment managers therefore becomes very crucial in an Indian IT company, because they are people who convince you enough to take the new job even if you don’t like it. Read more…