Tag Archives: Rant

Sahasa Simha RIP…fans you need to be ashamed

31 Dec

We lost a great actor yesterday. May his soul Rest in Peace.

Having said that, I have no words to express my disgust at the way the fans behaved. Gandhi Bazaar was destroyed. Houses near National College grounds were vandalized. I had to rescue my wife who was stuck there (she had gone early in the morning for a function). McDonalds was looted. I met a small businessman who spent his entire savings on a small mobile store which was totalled and looted.

Contrast this with the class and dignity that Vishnuvardhan’s family showed during the entire time.

The so called fans are not fans..they are hooligans. May they rot !!!

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..and Then there was one

15 Oct

First there was Indian Airlines…
lousy, crappy, rude staff…
but we had to fly so we make do..

Never made money.. but thats ok..
we are Governmment they say…

Then came the first wave of private players…
good food, smiling crews..

flying was fun…
suddenly IA was on the run

Then came the budget airlines…
cheap and best..

they got you there..
still better that the IA fare…

Deccan came first…
they made the buses blush…

Vijay Mallya butted in…
thats when competition set in

There were others contenders..
but all of them were pretenders..

Kigfisher bought Deccan and Jet bought Sahara…

Then came the recession…
suddenly there was confusion…

Kingfisher talked to Jet…
lets work together… just lets

Jet sacked six hundred staffers…
thanks for the smiles…
but we dont need you for the next mile…

Then Jet and Kingfisher will Merge…
share prices will surge…

They will still lose money…
its all for the money honey…

Then one day Indian Airlines will say…
Lets all merge.. what say…

We’ll be back to one…
lousy, crappy, rude staff…
but we still have to fly so we will make do…

No more good times….

We want to Parteeeeey

12 Aug

Bombs go off.. we rant for a day… promise ourselves to be extra vigilant and life goes on.. but no tension.. Bangalore rebounds.

Bad Infrastructure.. grumble grumble grumble… but then life goes on.. what can we do?

Bars close early… WHAT????? WHAT THE HELL???? Lets protest… we need the right to party late into the night… whats the world coming to? Lets go protest…. Goddamn political leaders !!!

My personal opinion… places should be allowed to remain open late… but a Dharna for this??? Come on…. Get real.. Get a Life… Party on…

Priorities… Priorities…
In the meantime, political leaders say NO !!!! They dont want this to interefere with their partying 😉

They Say:

Even dancing in discotheques is heavily restricted, because the government fears that allowing dancing may lead to dance bars springing up.

Drink and Drive

13 Apr

Met a friend on my evening walk yesterday. As we were chatting we see one of these call center cabs (Tata Indicab) pull up to the kerb and brake suddenly. The driver gets out of the car and walks hurriedly to a wine store (that doubles as a quickie bar. I had ranted previously on this), downs two drinks in a span of less than 5 minutes, gets into his car and drives away. I hope he was going home but unlikely. He was probably on his way to pick up people. The Sign on the Cab said “On Oracle Duty“. We tried calling the complaint number listed but no one answered (has anyone ever tried calling those numbers listed behind Cabs that say “Call in case of rash driving”?).

I dont know how companies avoid these things. How do you sensitize drivers to the dangers of drinking and driving? Most companies outsource their transport. The cab companies themselves are facing an acute shortage of labor and are employing people without any background checks.