All articles with 'shopping' Tag

Proud Owner of iPod Nano

Published on Dec 14, 2007 in personal

I have been wanting an ipod for almost two and half years now. Somehow the need vanished after I got my Walkman phone. Even then I came close to buying one at several occasions during my duty free shopping spree. I almost paid with traveler checks for an ipod at Changi airport sometime back. Somehow […]

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An Irish Evening

Published on May 18, 2007 in dublin, personal

After a hectic day at office and client site, we had a wonderful evening on Wednesday. It all started when one of my collegues suggested that we have a pint to cheer up the hard day at work. So off we went to a near by pub. There I got introduced to Guinness, Ireland’s own […]

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The Art of Imitation

Published on Dec 27, 2006 in Seoul

Last minute Christmas shopping frenzy combined with determination to buy a nice handbag to my fiancee made me wander the already crowded Myongdong streets on Sunday night. To say that the street is busy is a huge understatement. I actually relived the crowded Mumbai local train experiences on Sunday. So much so that the always […]

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Dongdaemun

Published on Dec 10, 2006 in Seoul

In a hurry to make most of the weekend, 4 of us rushed to the Chungmuro metro station, bought tickets for Yongsan[view Yongsan photos] and rushed to line number 4. The train came in a moment and we boarded it immediately. After a couple of stations Rhushi shouted, “Abe, we took the wrong direction. We […]

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Purnography in Seoul

Published on Dec 2, 2006 in Seoul

As planned earlier, Saturday was busy to the end. After a good and loooooong sleep, we (few other TCSers and myself) went to Yangson area in Seoul where one of the biggest electronic malls is located. It was extremely cold today. I think it was -2 degrees or something when we came out of the […]

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Supply Creates Demand

Published on Nov 23, 2006 in Random

The things I love about Chennai are many, filter coffee, trees, relaxed pace of life, amazing food, culture to name a few. But one of the important reasons is Landmark Bookstores. During my second week in Chennai, Ashwin, one of my b-school classmates introduced me to Landmark. We went to the store located in the […]

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Carl Sagan, Frying Pan and Local Election

Published on Oct 12, 2006 in Random

That did rhyme, tell me no? (1) Carl SaganI am sitting in a cubicle with dimensions as small as 1/862180000000000 square light years in an obscure country in a tiny speckle of blue dust and metal on the shore of a cosmic ocean and hitting keystrokes madly, the purpose of which is so irrelevant that […]

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Duct tape found! Three men arrested!!!

Published on Aug 25, 2006 in Random

Well, thats exactly the type of news items I am reading / watching these days. Not that there is nothing else is happening in the world, for some obvious reasons most of the MSM have chosen to adopt the policy of selling the news instead of reporting the news. So, even PHD decides to celebrate […]

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How to serve the customer

Published on Jul 14, 2006 in Random

This week I came across two service orgs (cafe coffee day and shoppers stop) and observed peculiar things about their service. The “we serve you faster than anyone” problem: After roaming a lot in hot chennai sun (well, slowly people have been dropping hot adjective for chennai, you see, it has become redundant these days), […]

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Whats cooking PHD? – Part 2

Published on May 8, 2006 in Random

Item: Vegetable Fried RiceIngredients: vegetables, cooked rice, soya&chilli sauce, lots of free time to experiment I was toying with the idea of cooking fried rice for last few days. Finally encouraged my bro and we went shopping all the needed stuff despite the unseasonal rains in hyderabad. The outcome aint that bad. 🙂 Chopped vegetables, […]

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Moving to WordPress…

Published on Feb 9, 2006 in blogging

Its almost 4 in the morning, I have been trying to change the blog to wordpress for the last 2-3 hours. Lots of template editing, a little bit of photoshopping and finally I have a page that looks similar to my ‘blogger’ page. The next challenge is to link up the archives and moving everything […]

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Welcome to the miraculous world

Published on Jan 16, 2006 in Random

Last night while switching the channels I stopped quite sometime at the TVC/Tele-shopping infomercials in some channels. I thought to myself, why not do some research on this type of marketing. The result is this post. What is tele-shopping all about?In the words of Mehesh Panna, a country manager at TeleBrands, “The basic concept of […]

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Rediff Shopping – another failure

Published on Dec 28, 2005 in Random

Its sad that one of the leading online shoppers in India has committed such mistake. (incase you haven’t figured it out, the picture is of iPod Nano, where as the product they are trying to sell is something else) My earlier post on online shopping in India.

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The lastmile of online shopping

Published on Nov 27, 2005 in Random

The way Indian online shopping is shaping up only suggests that it will take several years before the market matures… an incident to back my argument. A couple of days ago I have ordered an iPodShuffle from one of the leading shopping sites in India. After a day I got an email from them saying […]

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Purnography – The VT ishtyle

Published on Jun 8, 2005 in Random

Just before leaving mumbai we (dock, karthick an myself) went to VT to see a movie (which ofcourse is a real time and money waster) and then to do some shopping. I got some really nice snaps of the buildings there. Check them out. Mumbai Nagara Palika Bhavan, VSNL Building VT Station Mumbai Nagara Palika […]

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