Crippled Consumer, Paralyzed Citizen

Riffs, Rants and Raves

A Novel Construction Violation

In the street next to ours, the owner of a vacant plot (measuring about 65’ x 130’) decided to hand over the plot to a developer. The intention, of course, … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 5 Comments

Amazingly prompt delivery from Croma

No, I’ve not been bribed to write this! It’s just that I keep criticizing things, so it’s only fair when I find something noteworthy. Since nothing exciting was happening in … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

eBay finally sends the voucher!

Well, finally, I got the voucher from eBay India. (The history of this saga is here.) This voucher arrived after I relentlessly:   a) Posted on eBay India’s Facebook wall … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Honest Cop’ is Not an Oxymoron!

My parents, both senior citizens, went to the Bangalore passport office on July 23. (They deliberately picked a Tuesday because it was likely to be less crowded — many superstitious … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 5 Comments

We must TAKE the power to govern ourselves

Because nobody else is going to give it to us willingly. Seth Godin has said it very elegantly in several posts of his, such as this one. May 1, 2013. … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Senior Citizen and the Art of Motorcycle Dodging

When I’m heading straight and driving the car, I take the rightmost lane. I try to hug the median so I need to battle people only on my left and … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The eBay India Saga – Contd.

(Part 1 of the post is here.) Great! In fact, I already have another voucher (via Vodafone) from eBay, offering me 7% or Rs. 750 off (whichever is lower), regardless … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Backdoor Survey by eBay India

I’ve bought stuff from eBay India in the past. A few months ago,  when I bought something on that site, two days after the item had been delivered to me, … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

It’s OK, I’m paid to do only so much…

Sounds familiar? Exactly whose world is this? Much as we’d like to believe otherwise, it happens to be ours! And while it sounds extreme, I’m reminded of the saying: “If … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

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