TVS Wego, the scooter of the year 2011. TVS Wego, my first ever vehicle.
More than a year ago, I got my hands on this two-wheeler. I was confused between buying a Car and Bike, and was wondering what should I be doing. At home, along with Mom, Dad and my sis, we all made chits to decide what should I do. First chit was written “Bike”, second one had written ”Car”, third one as “Car & Bike” and forth one as “None”.
Well you guessed it wrong, the chit that got picked was “Car & Bike”. Now to my amazement, I was finally able to buy both and the worrying bit was that I would need to look at financing both. I went to all possible Hatchback showrooms in Thane and checked almost every car under the budget of Rs. 3.5 Lakhs which got extended time and again as I was impressed by higher valued cars. One thing I was certain – which ever car I will buy it will have to be the top end model. Continue Reading
Timeless classic that it is, Maruti Suzuki’s Gypsy has been a hit with off-road enthusiasts. Based on Suzuki’s second generation Jimny, Gypsy has been one of the favorite vehicles of defense personnel and those who are into Rallying.
The reason why I am saying this is the recent success of Ford Ecosport. Not that Gypsy is anything like Ecosport, which is much modern and has all the latest gadgetry but an update Gypsy could bring in some cheer to enthusiasts and would fine new buyers. One of the classic mini Mini SUVs that Maruti has in its stable, and still on sale.
I was planning for a week-long trip this November, and my plans started falling apart after I saw the airline ticket prices going up rapidly. The day (23rd Sept) I checked the fares, return tickets for two adults from BOM (Mumbai) to IXB (Bagdogara) via DEL (Delhi) travelling in November on Air India (1 stop with the lowest layover time) costed Rs. 19,601. The fare for the same flight went up to Rs. 22,408 the very next day. On 3rd day, the fare again changed to Rs. 24,402. Today, the same flight tickets would cost me Rs.36,282.
Woot! That’s a rock solid increase of Rs. 16,681 in ticket fare in just 4 days for a flight trip planned almost 2 months in advance. I had to wait for my salary to come to book trip tickets for this huge amount, and it now does not make any sense. As you might assume, I backed off from booking the ticket. Continue Reading
Google released an all new version of Chrome which includes major changes on the tab design and interface for Chrome Apps. The new change also brings Google Doodles for that country (google.co.in doodle for India) to tab and you do not have to open the site to see.
With Ominibar, a lot of people (like me) missed the Doodle since they hardly access the search engine’s home page. This may be a good way to force them to see the Google Doodle. At the same time, I know people who do not use Ominibar for search. For them, a visit to Google.com or Google.co.in is a must. Continue Reading
As strange as it may sound, but it is true. And yes, welcome too.
We have always heard this many times over, and in the movie Oh My God, where Paresh Rawal mouths the dialogue - “Inke yaha recession main bhi income kam nahi hoti, balki badh thi hai kyu ki log daar ke maare aur jhanjat se bahar nikalne ke liye aur zyada daan denge” (For these people, income never dips even during recession but only increases as people get afraid and donate more to get out of financial difficulties).
On the first page of today’s Hindustan Times news paper is where I found the very title of this post. It was reported that there was a slight dip in this year’s income at city’s most famous mandal, Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, who hosts Lord Ganesha for 10 days during the festival. Continue Reading