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Category: Experience

Open letter to BBMP Commissioner

Update: After sending this post to Sathish, on 16th July, 2017, he has transferred INR 3000/-. Still he owe us INR 2000/-. As mentioned in my post, if it is an official fee, we would need a receipt. If it’s a bribe, action must be taken. Since he has at least done his job by creating our application number, I would have paid him some money as token of appreciation, if he have not troubled us this way. Now he doesn’t deserve any token of appreciation. The Commissioner, Bengaluru Bruhat Mahapalika, Bengaluru Dear Sir, Subject: My recent experience at BBMP…

A note of appreciation to Bangalore City Police

This morning, we have found a person teaching driving near to our daughter’s school. Since it was time when school gets started, we have asked him how he would teach around school zone. That guy was super rude in responding; even he was least bothered when we told him we will report to police. We have called 100 and reported the issue with vehicle number. They assured someone from our area will reach out to us. Soon after we have ended call, received a SMS with complaint number. Within 10 minutes, we have got a call from local police and…

My experience with Bethel Webhost

Recommended by a good friend, I started using services of Bethel Webhost for about last 6 years and I never felt disturbed. Never experienced a down time with server. Client Area portal is quite usable and easy to use. Their customer support is amazing. Though sometimes you may not get a response by calling their customer support number, sending an email to their “help” email address would gets you solution within fraction of minutes. What I like most about Bethel Web host is that even if there is a need of additional paymentetc., they would first set up and ensure…

On-hold payment on Paytm

This morning, while I was on my way to office, I was looking at my Paytm pasbook and shocked to see an INR 350 as on-hold payment with a transaction number. However, it did not show the merchant name. That made me feel confused what that on-hold transaction is all about. Thankfully, there is a “need help?” link against every transaction that sends an inquiry to Paytm. I have used that option and sent an inquiry. Paytm Care was quick enough in responding and I have learn a new thing from their response. It has happened due to a policy…

Recent experience in obtaining passport for our daughter

As advertised by the Government, Passport services have been improved to great extent. Recently we have obtained passport for our daughter and experience is quite good. We have filled in application form online Passport portal. Scheduled the appointment (dates are just available; we got it for very next day). Printed application form and fee receipt. Since our daughter is minor, we have signed on all forms and address proof which is our passports, copies of our daughter’s birth certificate. As a safe side, we have also included her her Aadhar card. One tip to get work done at Passport office…

More Mega Store vs eZone of BigBazar

Last month, we have purchased a few home appliances and dealt with both More Mega Store and eZone of Big Bazar. Here is our experience. We have first visited More Mega Store near Gopalan Mall and experience was horrible. Staff were not courteous; were not willing to find out the information that we needed. We have been receiving email communication from HDFC that we can convert payment at a shop to equal monthly instalments using our debit card. When we have inquired about the same, staff were just refused to even find out the information. They are just stuck with…

Remember the settings that you have made on your computer!

On the other day, screen on my Mac was looking rather ugly and whatever images I look at, they look very odd. Looked into several options including display settings etc., was almost decided to reinstall OS X. Reached out to Apple customer care and their agent tried investigating for about 2 hours including a remote session. Then I started thinking what all I have done since morning; I remember changing size of mouse pointer, increased the contrast. While increasing contrast under Accessibility options, there is one option where user can increase contrast of display! That’s what causing to display images…

Andhra Bank needs to improve its technology – my experience in reset pin of debit card

In August this year, I wrote about my experience with Andhra Bank Online services – opening a new savings account and today, I’ll be sharing my experience with reset debit card PIN. Firstly one needs debit card PIN for many purposes including to reset transaction password on it’s internet banking portal. Unlike many other banks like SBI, HDFC etc., Andhra Bank does not allow users to reset debit card PIN using internet banking. They have only two modes to do it: Using New PIN option at any Andhra Bank ATM Visit one of Andhra Bank branches; where they will charge…

My experience with BlaBlaCar – a step towards green!

I’ve learnt about BlaBlaCar (nice name!) about a year ago through ads and recently experienced it both as a co-traveller as well as offered rides. When our second child was born in July, I have visited Tirupathi and since we cannot estimate our departure time, I decided to search on BlaBlaCar after my darshan at Tirumala. When I searched on BlaBlaCar, found a few rides and booked one available for the evening. Vamsi was driving to Bangalore and he has requested if I’m OK to start with 30 minutes delay and he was on agreed time. It was a smooth…

Google Apps Support team is awesome

I recently had to reset password for one of my google apps accounts and sadly, I did not have access to recovery phone number that I configured. So other option is by verifying ownership of domain; which requires us to add a CNAME to the DNS. I went ahead and added CNAME as per instructions provided as alternate recovery method; this would need an alternate email address where Google can contact in order to reset the password and this email must be other than the one belongs to domain. I have received an email that has instructions to initiate password…