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Saw this Brochure, maybe its me but I found something funny with the Maths on the offers..   and also what is this Cupping Therapy don’t understand that either 🙂

This was in a Indian sweet shop 🙂  Yeah I still love my Samosa-Jalebi, no wonder I am getting Fatter and Fatter each day …

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This one is completely on a tangent post 🙂 So sorry about that, nothing to do with Valentines day,  but nevertheless everyone  I Hope you all had a great day , so Happy Valentines day to you all yesterday – today and always  🙂

Right.. Early morning on our Whats-app group yesterday I got the Following Pic by a Patriotic citizen of India.

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Which is obviously wrong info since it was not 14th the martyrs were hanged it was on 23rd march , So me being me replied ( I need to stop doing this , I know) to this message, which brought a bit of argument as you all can read  🙂  ( I have had to whiten out some messages as they are not related to this chat. )

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The Green ones are obviously ME as always getting myself into trouble, But this just goes to show what we are becoming, I don’t even know this guy never ever met him,  yet they have audacity to first spread such false information, then instead of just apologizing ( OK apology is a big word maybe for them) or  just making an excuse that a mistake is done they are ready to have a stupid argument not forgetting sending me to hell…   (Where I am sure I am heading but its a good thing I wont have to bear such idiots in hell at least, at least in hell we will all know what or who we all are )  ..   It’s the so-called GOOD people we need to be wary of because they are the ones who always Stab you.. 🙂

Anyway I am digressing again So I am being asked to mind my language by a person who is sending me to hell.. and who things its insulting that I used the word Shame.  Maybe I do need English lessons.

It is really a shame, first of all to that person who made the above pic and circulated , No wonder it is so easy to spread rumour’s these days, the bigger Idiots are the ones who just circulate stuff without giving it a thought. What sort of nation are we becoming where we know what day is Valentines but Don’t know about our hero’s, the freedom fighters ,  how the brave fought for us , so we could live in a Free nation. 

Ah well..

Edited just before pressing the Publish button 🙂 DISCLAIMER:–  I have been thinking should I put a disclaimer lest Karni sena comes after me for writing anything that may be against the Rajputs. But after reading the post a few times I am sure I haven’t written anything to say otherwise, but Nevertheless This Post titled ‘Padmaavat’ is based on my experience watching the movie- and reading about the chaos that took place Because of  Making of the epic ‘Padmaavat’  which according to the makers was based on the EPIC work of fiction by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi. 

I have written this article on what I saw in the movie, I fully believe in the valour-Legacy-Grandeur -Honour and Courage of Rajputs. 

Last night saw the Movie Padmaavat (still can’t figure out why the name change) but anyway , not Very impressed with the movie(will come to that later), BUT Impressed with the way movie is full of honour, valour , the grandeur of Rajput Heritage and off course the obsession of one ruler which brought so much ruthlessness and chaos . Throughout the movie I was looking for any sign that depicted otherwise as I Couldn’t understand all the hoopla that went around in India over the movie by a Sect which thought otherwise so much so that threats were made against the leading Actress.

The obsession shown by Alauddin in the movie has surely been transferred over to this particular sect as they have created so much chaos and ruckus in the country all for some political mileage,  India believes in Dirty politics which brings cheap tricks to gain some sort of mileage, Throughout the movie I just could not figure out WHAT IS IT THAT the KARNI sena had an issue with, why would they send hooligans to rough up the director Mr. Bhansali on the sets of  the movie.  I said Hooligans because no one in the sane mind would do that, especially if there is a movie being made which is based on a bit of history even if it is fiction and a bit of tradition – rituals of those days.

With all this Extracurricular activities involved around the movie it sure had garnered a lot of publicity which has helped in people taking notice of it, hence the house full last night,  it is very rare that a hall is Full here in UK for any movie, maybe on the first couple of days of the release but otherwise I have never been to a movie that would have so many people in the hall.

Coming back to the issue as I was saying I did not see any sign which would put the rich heritage – culture of the Rajput’s to shame or put it in bad light, so what were the people protesting against ?  What’s made me a bit angrier is why would the court or the censor board change the name of the movie, this surely shows that the people protesting have had some sort of Win.

Why do we always bow down to such antics ?

How can a group of people who believe in doing such activities which can never be good for a building nation be allowed or rather why were they allowed , with all the Heritage-culture of Rajputs how can Rajputs themselves do this.

There were so many Dialogues in the movies that made me think REALLY, is this what is the current heritage, go and give threats about beheading the leading actress, Women were respected and it was a matter of AAN-BAAN-SHAAN of the Rajputs culture, as a beacon of courage and sacrifice but obviously the people involved do not believe in all that,  it did not stop the Sena so deeply concerned about the honour of a historical figure, from issuing a threat to the lead actress.. in my mind its called hypocrisy.

The funny part is I did read somewhere that some members had vowed to perform JAUHAR themselves if the movie was released, where are these members. ( I am not saying that they should but HEY HO..)

So much damage has been done, buses –cars – bikes burnt, public property damaged.. WHY and no one questioned about it, Rajput culture does not portray this. The mob even attacked a bus full of KIDs how shameful is that, leave the Rajput culture which religion-caste-culture says that.. Shame on those who were part of the group that terrified the little children SHAME ON YOU..

Padmaavat is all about the Strength, Rajput principles of valour, fair play and aan, baan and shaan BUT sadly all that has been undone by the Modern Day descendants- The organised gang called Karni Sena. All these cowardly threats, violence and dastardly , unreasonable behaviour surely shows it that way for this particular Sect.

I grew up reading the brave stories of Maharana Pratap of Mewar,  Prithvi Raj Chauhan Of Ajmer, just wondering what these brave heroes would have done to the current mob who are protecting the identity of Rajputs in the ways which we have just witnessed.

So much COURT time wasted imagine all the petitions that have been filed , all that time could have been used for something which was more important as such justice takes many many years to be done in our nation adding such stupid petitions only add nightmares to the genuine cases.

I do  think that our leaders, our government has a lot of questions to reply to , they should have made sure such stupidity did not happen in the first place, they do need  to learn how to uphold rights of people who cannot defend themselves from organised gangs like the one that did all this Antics.

The funny thing is all the above happened without anyone seeing the movie or reading the script.. it was all based on baseless Allegations or rumours, I shiver to think what if there was something in the movie which was derogatory.

The movie has shown the Rajputs in such a Great light, all that splendor-grandeur, all that Glory and Honour It just goes to show how utterly despicable we have become and can be as a Society and where we the modern era Indians have come to. I wish we nowadays are able to show such honour and bravery more often.

Coming back to the movie, I must say I did like the movie although I do feel it could have been a bit more epic, when compared to other Bhansali movies this one was not that great,  Not very impressed with the directorship of Mr. Bhansali , some of the computer effects were bad, The character of Alauddin Khilji seemed to be more researched than the others, I felt The three Actors have done such a Brilliant job.

I know everyone is going on about how Ranveer singh (@RanveerOfficial) looks BUT I must say I felt Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) was a force in himself in the movie he looked the part of Maharawal Ratan singh,  he looked Regal and with all the costumes , the ambience the Palace, surroundings  he has delivered a ROYAL performance,  Immaculate and @deepikapadukone Looks so radiant in the last few scenes , amazing Regal , divine.

Padmaavat nevertheless merits to be seen once If for nothing else, as a support against the bullies who created all the Chaos.

 

 

 

These days every retailer is trying to get online more and more of them want us to buy online as it profits them more but the same companies are so bad in sorting their inventory it is appalling.

I been looking for the new Jordan XXX2 shoes since last year the Red ones, been going to the stores every now and then but they are never in stock, supposedly the much sort after shoes. I have been pestering my friend in USA – Canada to keep an eye if they can find but no luck. I do wish someone just tells me they can buy me a pair and courier it to me .. I promise to pay the money 🙂   anyway  Finally after months and months of diligently checking the website to see if they were in stock, I managed to  strike gold.

Yes there were 8 available in size 10 , Immediately I placed my order , I don’t like creating accounts on the retailers website because they start to send JUNK emails , anyway since I liked the shoes so much I created one and paid them off, Very happy to know the shoes will be with me in 5 to 10 days.

BUT as they say good things don’t last for long yesterday got an email from #Footlocker itself , How they as SORRY

Hi Bikramjit singh,

We are sorry to inform you that we have been forced to cancel items in your order XXXXX  since they were not in stock anymore. A refund will be issued shortly and will be credited to the original payment method according to the processing times of your bank.

We do our best to keep our online stock updated in real time, but when multiple orders are placed at the same time, it may happen that a product appears available when it’s actually not.

They still can’t get it right, because If I go and do a search again their website shows there are STILL SomeAVAILABLE , I can order them again, they are willing to take the money AGAIN.

 

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Should I re-order again and see if this time they may actually have them..

What is more silly is I got an email saying Thank you for ordering, They are supposed to have RESERVED the Item

Hi Bikramjit singh,

Great, your order has been registered!

We will start preparing it for shipping as soon as your payment has been received. We will send you a confirmation email as soon as that happens. Just a little more patience!

And don’t worry, the items you have selected will be reserved until then.

Then another email comes 🙂

Hi Bikramjit singh,

All is settled! We have just received the payment for your order XXXXXXX and we will start preparing your items for shipping. You will receive a shipping confirmation email with your track-and-trace number as soon as we hand the package to our courier.

Below is a summary of your order in case you are too excited to remember what you bought

God knows what sort of system they are using,  I am sure if any of you go and do a search on #JORDAN-XXX2 in Red, you will be able to see they are available.

So who-ever sent the email saying they don’t have it in stock they can’t go and change the website to make sure others don’t fall foul of this, maybe they are happy to make a fool of the consumers.

Whats the use of asking people to book and pay online if one can’t keep a watch on their inventory, its called being Inefficient.

It is a shame in today’s day and age when everything is being computerized and the online culture is growing companies like #Footlocker can even sort out their inventory and when there are only a handful in their warehouse, when I ordered it said they have 8 in stock, so in the last week only 2 people have ordered size 10 :).  What rubbish.

Anyway Not very happy as I guess I wont have the Shoes, Pity, I love shoes and have so many of them 🙂 

While writing this post 🙂 I have gone and placed a SECOND order today as their website shows some are still available 🙂 so lets see what #Footlocker do this time already got the emails saying My order is placed and they have got the payment 🙂  the Sooooper efficient Footlocker have also RESERVED the ITEM ..

wooooooo hooooooooooooo fingers crossed …

 

Hi Bikramjit singh,

All is settled! We have just received the payment for your order XXXXX and we will start preparing your items for shipping. You will receive a shipping confirmation email with your track-and-trace number as soon as we hand the package to our courier.

Below is a summary of your order in case you are too excited to remember what you bought!

Order number

XXXXXXX

Order date: 1/22/18

Waiting for the EMAIL which says they have posted 🙂 ha High hopes .. Anyone reading this from USA can they find me a pair pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 🙂 🙂

WE ARE THE POLICE … WE WILL PARK ANYWHERE WE WANT.. public put to a bit of inconvenience  SO WHAT…

 

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I seem to have this pulling strength of attracting IDIOTS and MORONS. Sunny Tuesday the 15th of august trying to watch the Independence day parade and chatting to a couple of Friends in India suddenly the TV-BROADBAND-PHONE is all cut off, I did the usual resetting of Hub ,switching on-off of Tivo box no success.  Then I noticed outside the window a White Van marked KELLY COMMUNICATIONS,  Two gentlemen were doing something on the road outside the house, Went out to find.. Apparently they had come to Fix a cable issue for my neighbours.

I told them Politely that they have done something which has cut off all my network, “OH NO”, “WE HAVE NOT TOUCHED ANYTHING”, this is the guy who is  Pushing a yellow pipe down the hole  .. I guess he was wearing Gloves which Technically meant he has not TOUCHED ANYTHING.   I told them again that all three services have gone, it is very RARE that this happens all three going out together. But they had not TOUCHED ANYTHING so how could it be their fault, they did there job and went.

I wish I had taken there names and the Van reg number so I could put it up here to Name and SHAME THEM, but they know who they are so hopefully if they have any sense of respect they can apologize .. OH I forgot one of the guys gave me a VERY INTELLIGENT answer, “YOU WILL HAVE TO RING VIRGIN MEDIA CUSTOMER SERVICES” it is probably a fault somewhere..

FAULT DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH yes the fault is YOU.. 

Does it TAKE a ENGINEER to find how many connections are going from here ..  ( the two cables are one for network and the other is phone) I am sure when they opened this for the first time they could have seen there is ALREADY A CONNECTION.  doesn’t take a GENIUS to see that.  SO what happened to the connection which was ALREADY THERE.  Even a MORON could have guessed that..

So around 11 am another Team comes in TWO VANS and a CAR, to check the neighbours cable, I again went out and told the guy that the previous team had done something his Reply was “I HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING”.. Seems to be a Pet answer from Kelly Communication Engineers, they probably get to hear this question a lot of times,  anyway they got to work did there patching and checked the cable GUESS what they said the Previous TEAM had PHYSICALLY CUT THE CABLE TO MY HOUSE .. 🙂 Brilliant job..   they were making there calls and promised me they will sort it out before they went.

I being the Idiot I am offered them tea as after all they are humans and working outside, the Indian culture does tell us to ask a stranger even, Gave them TEA and all , they got to work and Then LEFT putting the cups in my porch, did not have the decency to say Thank you, But I guess it could have been the BROWN SKIN effect and after all it was the INDEPENDENCE DAY of India when the British were made to leave the country.   One this I have promised myself NOT GOING TO OFFER TEA/BISCUITS to any of these people again. 

Then the real drama began with @VirginMedia calling the customer services, the person was very nice I must say but kept on asking me to try switching on and off the HUB and I am telling him the CABLE is CUT,  anyway to cut the story short they booked me a Engineer Visit for the 17th august, 2 days later.

17th august came , The engineer came , I gave him the whole story AGAIN, guess  what he says OH he did not know the cable was cut , he can’t do anything .. It is a different Team that does the pulling in and out of cables 🙂   which part of my English was missing where I had not mentioned that the CABLE WAS CUT.. I even went on to Twitter here is the Proof, CLEARLY it says the CABLE IS CUT, so why send a engineer who cant do anything to cables.

 

I even called the Customer services again just to make sure I had said the right thing, I asked the lady on the other side to READ OUT the Complaint and issue I had asked them on 15th, LO AND BEHOLD it mentions that the Second team said the CABLE has been CUT, it needs to be repulled , the guys who had cut it will come back on the day to FIX IT.   Ok I can understand my spoken English may have been wrong but surely the typed English by one of the @VirginMedia customer services could not have been WRONG.   (am i being sarcastic here , oh god so cruel of me)

 

So Now I have been booked for 30th AUGUST,  A company as big as VIRGIN MEDIA, with all their resources are so deficit of fixing a job that they need 13 days to fix a issue which THEIR engineer has caused.  I wonder how soon can they repair if the wire got cut by mistake or deliberately by ME.. after all I might not see the SECOND cable in the pipe , I could be partially sighted see only One cable at one time…

and by the way Its ok if no one can call me .. or if I cant call someone over the phone for the next two weeks, How does it effect Virgin media, None of their concern.  If there are any important calls missed I AM TO BE BLAMED, Virgin Media can compensate me for that Let see what that could be ah bless them.

Let me also tell here that when I rang the customer services and told them the TEAM IS STILL HERE the Brilliant engineers who had cut the cable, they could not do anything because they had come to fix the issue with neighbors… where has COMMON SENSE GONE..

Common Sense says that after getting my details, they could have found the team that was at my door step for the neighbours complaint, RUNG them up and told them to fix the cable they have CUT all this hassle would have been FIXED. But then common sense is no more COMMON in this Modern world. So way to go KELLY COMMUNCATIONS wooooo hooooooooooo.. 

When cable TV started in India year and yearsssssssss ago the people then were more capable of putting the cables correctly and FIXING the issue but with so much technology @VirginMedia needs 13 days to pull a Phone live for Connection 🙂 .

Thursday Challenge : “STORM (week 1 of 2)” (Dark Clouds, Rain, Lightning, Hail, Snow,…)

Haven’t done this for a long long time and as such not doing justice to my blog , so thought of taking the easy way out and posting some more pics just to keep this blog running ..

I was off to a Wedding of a friend in Llandudno , it was perfect sunday morning to start with and within minutes it turned from   This

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and finally …

 

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It was a bit of a Chaos..