This is now an SoP (Standard Operating Procedure) of support teams. They don’t reply by email, instead, call you once, you will miss because you have a life & busy, immediately they close the ticket. They don’t retry calling. The intention is not to help the customer, only to close the ticket at the earliest.   And why can’t their own Mobile Apps be used for this? You get notifications all the time for all…

ஜீவி (2019)

Jiivi (2019) starring Vetri and Karunakaran is a familiar story of a theft wanting to be executed perfectly. What makes the film stand out, and, capable…

The South Asian monsoon, past, present and future. A story of famines and trade, science and cupidity, by the Economist This is a wonderful article in the Economist magazine (sorry, you may need a subscription to read it in full) giving an introduction to monsoons in India and a historical overview of the water crisis in India. I understood more about the North East (Summer) and the South West (Winter) monsoons than whatever I have…

மோர் மிளகாய்

மூன்று மாதங்களுக்கு முன் (மார்ச்) சென்னை மேற்கு மாம்பலத்துக் கடைவீதியில் பச்சை மோர் மிளகாய் விற்பனையைப் பார்த்தேன், பார்த்தவுடன் நாக்கு ஊரியது! இன்று ஒரு திருமண விருந்தில், காயவைத்து, வறுத்த மோர் மிளகாய்ப் போட்டார்கள்…

I like Yogi Babu, and I was anticipating this film – தர்மபிரபு (2019), unfortunately, it turned out to be a dud. The first thirty minutes were enjoyable, but the next two hours felt like a trailer to a session of torture at hell. The fantasy comedy happens in the world after death, with Radha Ravi being the current Yama (யமன்), ruling it. Due to his failing health, he coronates his son, the playful Yogi Babu as the…

Normally, we use social media to complain about poor service. I am writing here about a good experience I had today with Maruti Suzuki 24 hour service. Today evening I was in Thiruvanmiyur area, after visiting a relative, I returned to my car parked on the roadside. My bad luck, the car won’t start, the battery had died completely – it was strange as none of the lights or electricals was left running.  A good…