Mad about Misal — the curly-haired cook

Every once in a while we go through a phase when we crave a certain food. Only that particular combination of ingredients, of textures and flavours can satisfy our hunger and when we get so caught up with that peculiar craving we stop thinking about other foods. When I was in school, I went through […]

via Mad about Misal — the curly-haired cook

We are buying waste plastic bag

Plastic waste is threat and risk to our environment.
In above photo bag is very thin (i do not know its micron size) but it is banned.
Check local laws !

Law is always in books.
OK
You go to any vegetable vendor, lariwala, thelawala – buy something !
He will pleasantly gift you this plastic bag also.Plasticpollution

Its our nature – we are careless – we do not carry good looking bag with us.
Try to form a habit to keep bag in your scooter space, car !
Say no to plastic.

Its not going to stop instantly – just yourself you take care and just convince one person to follow it.

Store such bags for 500 gm waste  – get 100 gms namkeen from me or 200 gms fruits, choice is yours ( I am not doing business in plastic waste but just spreading good idea)

NOTE: This offer is for close friends. Please also show me ways to dispose it off.
I have 10 good friends so i would be more than pleased to share 1 kg of namkeen or 2 kg fruits (or both — followed by tea / coffee)

NARENDRA MODI

Very happy to share this on my blog. Credit goes to the person who sent me following on WHATSAPP MESSANGER :-

ढाई साल में 66 वर्ष का युवा
8000 किमी के हाइवे बनवाकर
50 लाख मकान बनवाकर
करोडो शौचालय बनवाकर
6 नए एम्स बनवाकर
3 नयी पनडुब्बियां बनवाकर
तेजस विमान हिन्दुस्तान में बनवाकर
धनुष तोप दिलाकर
Orop देकर
सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक करके
तीनो सेना को मजबूत बना कर
65 देशों से व्यापारिक रिश्ते बनाकर
चीन को पीछे छोड़कर
विकास दर 7.5के ऊपर ले जाकर
महगाई 5 से नीचे लाकर
फसल बीमा देकर
12 रु में 2 लाख का बीमा देकर
नोटबंदी करके नक्सलियों पाकिस्तानियो को दुखी करके
राफेल विमान का सौदा करके
सऊदी अरब में शेख से मंदिर बनवा के
बुरहान वानी को ऊपर पहुचा के

अलगाववादी कश्मीरियों को औकात में लाके।

बस सब की गालियाँ खाता है।

जो काम करता है,

वो कभी ये नहीं कहता कि

*काम बोलता है*

क्योंकि

*काम दिखता है।*

*”मोदी जी”* आप को “शर्म” आनी चाहिए कि आपने
“अपने परिवार” और
अपने भाइयों को अपनी “कैबिनेट” में या “राजनीति” में लाने का ज़रा भी “प्रयास नहीं किया” आप को इस बात के लिए भी “शर्म” आनी चाहिए कि आप के “भाई” साधारण नागरिक का जीवन जी रहे हैं और आप की “भतीजी गरीबी” में “मर गई”  !!

*”मोदी जी”* आप को “शासन चलाने” की कला *”मुलायम सिंह”* से “सीखनी” चाहिए जहाँ “सैफई” के उनके परिवार के करीब “36 सदस्य”*”उत्तर प्रदेश”* में “ब्लाक प्रमुख” के पदों पर सुशोभित है वही *”मुलायम सिंह”* जिन्हें “दो वक़्त की रोटी” भी मुश्किल से नसीब होती थी आज *”करोडपति”* ही नहीं *”अरबपति”* हैं  !!

“30 वर्ष” पहले *”बहन मायावती”* का “पूरा परिवार” दिल्ली में “एक कमरे” में रहा करता था, आज *”मायावती के भाई”* का “बंगला” सुन्दरता में *”ताज महल”* को भी “मात” दे रहा है  !!

*”देवगोडा”* अपने “पोते” को *”100 करोड़” की “बहु भाषाई फिल्म”* में बतौर *”सुपर हीरो”* उतार रहे हैं, “कर्नाटक” के “हासन जिले” में “आधी से ज्यादा” खेती की ज़मीन *”देवगोडा परिवार”* की है  !!

*”कर्नाटक” के मुख्यमंत्री “सिद्धारमैया”* का “बेटा” जो  “सरकारी अस्पताल” में *”मुख्य चिकित्सक”* है और *”छोटा पुत्र” जिसका अभी हाल में “निधन” हुआ है, उसका “ब्रुसेल्स” में बड़ा कारोबार है, और उसके बच्चे “जर्मनी” में “पढ़” रहे हैं*

*”सोनिया का दामाद”* जो कि “मुरादाबाद” में “पुराने पीतल” के आइटम “बेचा” करता था, आज *”पांच सितारा होटल” का “मालिक”* है, उसका *”शिमला” में एक “महल” है और “लक्ज़री कारों” का “मालिक” है*  !!

जबकि *”आप की माँ” आज भी “ऑटोरिक्शा” में चलती है और आप के “भाई ब्लू कालर जॉब” यानि मेंहनत “मजदूरी” कर रहे हैं और आप की एक “भतीजी” शिक्षामित्र है (आप उसे टीचर की नौकरी भी नहीं दिलवा पाए ) जो कि दूसरो के “कपडे सिलती” है तथा “ट्यूशन पढ़ा” कर अपनी “जीविका” चला रही है* !!

*”मोदी जी”* देश बहुत “शर्मिंदा” है कि आप “प्रधानमंत्री” होते हुए भी अपने “भाइयों” को “MLA या MP” का “टिकट नहीं दिलवा पाए” आप “चाहते” तो अपनी “बहनों” को “राज्य सभा” में “MP” बनवा सकते थे और आप के *”जीजा”,* “जिला स्तर” के “चुनाव लड़” कर “ब्लाक प्रमुख” तो बन ही सकते थे, *आप “सीखने” में बहुत “सुस्त” हैं* “15 वर्ष” तक “गुजरात” में और *”प्रधानमंत्री”* का “आधा कार्यकाल”, *”दिल्ली”* में बिताने के बाद भी आप *”लालू, मुलायम, सोनिया गाँधी, बहन मायावती”* से कुछ भी “नहीं सीखे” और अपनी “रसोई का खर्च” भी “खुद वहन” कर रहे हैं  !!
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उपरोक्त बातो से हमे *”शर्मिंदा”* तो होना पड़ा लेकिन उतना ही *”गर्व”* भी है कि हमने अपने जीवन का *”पहला वोट” , “2014” में एक बहुत ही “ईमानदार और देशभक्त इंसान” को वोट दिया “हम सभी गर्व” करते है की हमे अपने जीवन में आप जैसे देशभक्त का मार्गदर्शन मिला सच में “ईमानदारी और कर्तब्यनिष्ठा” की “पराकाष्ठा” है*
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मेरे भाइयों ! इस मैसेज को ब्लास्ट कर ही दीजिए ! देशहित के लिए जरूरी है !! ————————————-

Good Morning – WhatsApp

Following are some good whats App messages I got from some friends. Thought of collecting it and copy paste it here.!

“It’s not the knowledge you absorb it’s the knowledge you apply. ”
Good Morning…..

The journey of life is with many twists and turns.

But with faith and courage, no obstacle can  stop us from reaching our goals.

Keep faith, peace and kindness in our heart and we shall always shine.
💗 Happie Energetic Morning 💗⁠⁠⁠⁠

“There is no Never…. just a long period of not yet. ”
Good Morning…

Excellent Definition For Life:
“Life Means,
Missing Expected Things
&
Facing Unexpected Things”.
Good morning.

MEMORIES are always Special.
Sometimes, We Laugh by Remembering the days We Cried.
And .
Sometimes, We Cry by Remembering the days We Laughed.
Thats LIFE…!!!
Good Morning

” *Fail* has four letters so does *Pass* ”
Good Morning….

“Life is a rope that swings us through hope”

Always believe that today is better than yesterday & tomorrow will be much better than today…..
🌹🌹Good Morning🌹🌹

After every mistake,
every person says “I am sorry”
but only few say…
“what i should do to make it right”
Only this makes a relation more beautiful & honest…
Good Morning…

3 signs that the person is working in “Corporate World”
.
.
Stressed, Depressed, and Still well Dressed 😂
Good Morning…

“Everyone changes his way of living for his own happiness
But
Only a few people change their way of living for keeping others happy”
Good morning !!!

When you get nothing else in return.. You get Experience
Good Day !

*Something special awaits you each day All you need is to recognize it and make the most of it Have a positive attitude through out the day and then I am Sure for you that Today is Going To Be a Great Day!!!*
🙏🏻 *Good Morning* 😊

Some relations don’t have a name And Some relations are just for names. Judge the difference ….. 🌞…..
Good morning

Good morning
“There are two great days in a person’s life; the day we are born and the day we discover why”

Good Morning
I won’t promise to be your friend forever, because I won’t live that long. But let me be your friend as long as I live.

Happy Friendship Day…

“A Dream written down with a date becomes a Goal, a Goal broken down into steps becomes a Plan and a Plan backed by Action makes your dream come true.”
Good Morning……

Thought for the day:
Before the truth can set you free,
you need to recognize which lie is holding you hostage.
Good Morning!

If your confidence level at the end of the day remains the same as at the day begins, then you haven’t tried anything new….
Good Morning 😄

Good Morning

The future depends on what you do today – Happy Independence Day!

Perfect words for strong relationship :
If you don’t know.. Ask.
If you don’t agree.. Argue.
You don’t like it.. Say it.
But don’t start judging silently..!!
Think twice… Act wise.

The world suffers a lot.
Not because the violence of bad people.
But because of the silence of the good people…

Every thought must have a definite purpose. As you think, so you become. Thought decides the future.
Good Day!

We don’t meet people accidentally , every one come in our life for a  reason..😘😘😍

“Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn fast.”
Happy Sunday….

Be a player who runs for the goal,
Not a referee who looks for the faults.
The less we respond to negative people,
The more peaceful our
life becomes…..
Good morning !

Airindia vs other airlines – what’s true !

I am not high flyer or frequent flyer but have traveled to many countries and choose many airlines. My first international travel began during 1998/99 and i used to travel a lot till 2005. My preference is : 1) Air-India 2) Emirates 3) Cathay 4) KLM 5) Turkish-air and then rest – depending on destination I choose.

The news of lizard in meals served by Air India has spread like anything. Could anyone notice – there is no name of passenger who found lizard in his / her meal.

Normally any such big news comes with name of passenger for verifying correctness. Who shared the news first, is a matter of investigation. News agencies are supposed to be very accurate. I searched many news link – nowhere I found name of passenger. Its digital and internet world, passenger who faced such trouble might have exposed everything just after disembarking flight. I may be wrong but still I am pro-air India. Let truth come.

The person who took photograph, could have surely taken photo inside flight and might have recorded verbal communication exchanged between crew and him/herself. Only one photograph is available which has crazily gone viral ! Any hype is unfair without perfect news. Now let Air India and passenger come forward with accurate details. Even his/her co-passengers might have took such photos and shared it instantly one or other social media ! Why news came without more details – are all news agencies dumb !

This could be a multimillion dollar claim, had there been any other foreigner and traveling with foreign airline. The passenger who found lizard might not mistake to surrender meal without proper communication and written guarantee from crew. I am not Pro-Air India but still the news seems to be unauthentic. Cannot understand how news agencies are related to each other on sharing authentic news, are there any protocols, yes.

Lately I have again to travel abroad and had almost 3 trips without single complaint for Air-India and choose to revive my mileage as frequent flyer.

During December 2014 I had worst experience of Jet-airways on Mumbai Ahmedabad flight (details are available in my previous blogs). Their fault they never accepted, I had support of other co-passengers including my colleague who was traveling with me. I could have dragged them to consumer courts but for reasons of time – just dropped idea.

Here are few examples of other airlines including air india on their services.

1) Emirates best hospitality airline. But yes, if you are too hyper and over-smart, crew member might ignore you!

2) Once KLM offered me business class seat on Istanbul Amsterdam route ( I was economy class passenger but my ticket was standby). I was last person to reach check-in counters at Istanbul Ataturk International airport. My colleagues ticket was confirmed and I was as stand-by passenger. They accepted my luggage, took some permission from station manager and Captain and offered me seat on business class with condition that I would not get business class meals. But crew were polite enough to share me equal meal which other business class passengers were enjoying !

3) On a stand-by ticket Air India Hong kong to Mumbai (Delhi?) i do not correctly remember, but was upgraded without extra cost just on request.

4) On many occasions Air India has served me meal before actually they start serving meals. Most of the crews are quick, responsive and result oriented. It actually depends how you request or how you represent !

5) In Turkey – may be their local airlines once offered us Izmir-Istanbul flight  business class seat even we three colleagues were having some problem with our reservation ! (Surprisingly they served Champagne to us!)

6) I have criticized Jet airways only in 2014 because of worst attitude and negligence in cabin service But long back they too offered me good service. I was coming from International flight somewhere, was late in reaching domestic terminal, the counters almost closed but one guy rushed to help me, checked my ticket, issued Business class seat even my ticket was economy class and helped in maintaining my schedule back home.

7) Kuwait airways offered me and my colleague business class lounge and good services at one of Care (may be Taj’s) on old International Mumbai terminal – many years back – we still remember.

8) PAKISTAN AIRLINE (PIA – NAME IS ENOUGH !!!!!!!!!! any one can guess) my experience was worst on Karachi- Lahore sector. Once I got my luggage lost during Mumbai-Karachi flight but within hours it was sent to my hotel !!

Note: I am not so qualified writer but could not resist to put my view here on seeing much hype on “Non-sense news”

Rest would be known to all of us in a matter of time. Let truth come out.

NOTE: I am still not Pro-Air India or against any other airlines but its my first preference.

Jet airways – negligence in Cabin services

Had a very bad experience on Jetairways Flight NO. 9W 7099 on 22nd December 2014. Following is series of complaints and responses.
to:    guestrelations@jetairways.com,

date:    22 December 2014 at 14:41
subject:    Serious Complaint of negligence
mailed-by:    gmail.com

FLIGHT NO. 9W 7099 – Seat No. 26D  – Mr. Dave Rakeshkumar
& Seat No. 26C – Mr. Bharat Bhatt.

Please refer our tweets this morning.
We boarded above flight today  i.e. 22nd December 14 from Mumbai to Ahmedabad.

It was sad to note that your cabin crew totally ignored our whole row 26 for meal service.
We are frequent flyer and instead of interruping their service, silently waited for our turn which never came up !

It is indeed shocking to note such an attitude. While disembarking aircraft I pointed out this serious error to your crew who just took our suggestion. We demanded explanation as to why we were not served meal.There were total 6 passengers and all were waiting for service for which you charged us.

Do you think it right that passenger has to beg for very such basic needs !

Details of this embarrasing event was well explained to Flight crew who just apologized instead of giving proper reason for ignoring Row 26 where there were 3 ladies and 3 gentlemen.

Would you please let us know whats wrong with your services.

Thanks
RAKESH DAVE

REPLY / ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FROM :

from:    Guest Relations <guestrelations@jetairways.com>
to:    “xxxxx”
date:    22 December 2014 at 17:32
subject:    Serious Complaint of negligence BOM/CC/221214/3378562
mailed-by:    jetairways.com
:    Important mainly because of the words in the message.

Dear Mr Dave,

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your communication.

We thank you for writing to us and we assure you of our complete attention to your experience and feedback.
Our team member Ms Sheetal Panchal will be handling this communication registered under the ref no – BOM/CC/221214/3378562
We will endeavour to revert to you latest by Jan 07, 2015.
May we request you to please bear with us till such time.

Sincerely,

Dilip Baruah I Guest Relations I

Jet Airways (India) Limited
Working Hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1730hrs


MY reply to JET AIRWAYS

Thank you for your response !!!!!!

We again wish to inform you that

1) Undersigned – Mr. Rakesh Dave – handed over visiting card and complaint in suggestion envelope.

2) Co-passenger – Mr. Bharat Bhatt also followed same.
He could be reached by Mobile Number XXXXXXXX

3) Two ladies also lodged complaint.

4) Other two passengers left.

Atleast myself and Mr. Bharat Bhatt would not choose Jetairways for our future trips!

RAKESH DAVE

KYC requirement of bank and its impractical interpretation

KYC DOCUMENT DRAMA
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on 17th October 2014 I visited Bank of India, Bopal Branch for cash withdrawal as I needed some money urgently for festival spending.
This is small branch 1) Manager 2) Cashier, 3) Two – 3 officers and clerk + Peon.
I queued up at Cashier window with cheque in my hand, it was too slow, ok – cashier is aged and seemed to be working slow.
There were 7 to 8 people – each took more than 5 minutes !!!!!!
I had to rush for my work too.
Long awaited turn arrived, I handed over cheque to cashier – who noted down withdrawal details in cashdiary and returned it to me (as if I am chaprasi,

peon) and asked me to get it verified by officer.
I cooly accepted it without argument and approached officer sitting in a corner table.
He clicked computer and to my utter dismay, refused that withdrawal is not possible because my KYC is incomplete.
I argued that I well remembered having given all papers while opening Savings account.
He called for papers and confirmed that copies of KYC documents were there.
I also argued that I am staying at same place of which I gave all proofs in 2010 while opening account.
Officer on duty told me that I should give him some id proof original and xerox copy too.
I presented my valid driving licence and requested him to make its copy if bank has xerox machine.
I was told that Bank does not have xerox, account holder should go somewhere and get it copied.

Now I lost my temper :

1) Asked officer to first give me cash as i need urgently and also getting late to rush my work place which is almost 35 kms from Bank.
2) I told him to verify me from old documents and be practical – as I am not third party – account holder in person – my photos and documents are in bank’s record – just be practical and i would send any other paper very next day.
3) After some argument he was convinced.
4) I also pointed out that cashier cannot direct me with payment notebook to approach you instead he should have called chaprasi.
Finally officer verified my cheque and asked peon to handover it to cashier  – i got my withdrawal almost after 30 more minutes !

My question is :
a) Bank has scanner and they could have scanned my driving licence and get it printed in bank
b) they wasted time and sent peon for xerox copy (infact they directed me but I argued that its not my duty) you manage copy or keep original with you but just be practical and give me my cash when i need it urgently.
c) Bank has my email id, mobile and other contacts – I worry they never bothered to send me a line for KYC.
I told him that such “babustyle” will be loss to nationalised bank.

It is high time RBI and Finance minister intervene and bring practical changes in KYC documents.

This is a sheer wastage of time and great great inconvenience when customer needs timely service.

I feel pity for poor people (I was able to argue with Bank officer and he has no way but to co-operate me practically) But whole episode took a toll of precious 1 hour of mine and his too !
Wake up Directors of bank, Babus and our ministers.