Monday, December 29, 2008

For Riders like me and you !

This blog post dedicated to all the riders in Bangalore and across India. Most common reason of accident at driving :

The pre-requisite is you are not drinking and driving.

Priority wise(5th is most imp.. though) :

1. Pedestrian + Bus + Bike -> Actually this makes an awesome combination of accident. Bus is moving at a speed of 20-25, Pedestrian do his own calculation and try to cross the road before the bus. He was right, but but .. a Bike of speed 50 is overtaking the bus and in a place like Bangalore you can't really see a bike behind the bus. So, Pedestrian cross the bus but he come right in front of bike. So, rest you can figure out.

2. 80 percent of Janta don't care while overtaking. Overtaking a vehicle from left side is wrong and while doing it (best don't do it).. take extra care. Last month, I met an accident, because I was doing this wrong and suddenly someone jump from a bus on me :). If you over take from left side, you will be on bus door side and hero's of India keep on jumping.

3. Slow down at turning and crossing : Bangalore in 1 km, you have to do 10 turnings and at least 10 place you will see road approaching from all side. So, take care at those position.

4. When you stop at a red light, make like distance from your left and right vehicles. What actually happen, if you are a slow mover and say on the right hand side of your bike there is a car, car guy will start moving and ultimately the car will do on your leg fingers.

5. MOST IMPORTANT : Most accident happens on the road which you know and because you are taking that road as granted. If you are 4 days out of the city and then you start riding again, you can surely and suddenly met a hole on your most known road. Which generally we are not expecting, so don't race if you know the track.

6. Overtake only if things are visible ahead : It will stop point 1 and let me explain with real life example. I was overtaking a bus, knowing that this is a familiar road and suddently a cow ahead my bike. I hit the cow, but you know cows are strong :).

There are some more cases. But Slow Speed is only one solution of all the problem.

- Don't carry your project tension and drive. Concentration is required at the places like Bangalore.
- Helmet is must, don't think you are going to just buy vegetables. Wear it, good things are for our good !
- Drive more slowly if you are two ppl on bike, actually its a matter of two life.

Happy Biking ! Its one of the most awesome thing to do :) Feel free to add your points!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ultimate Joker

Dark Knight is the biggest hit of year 2008. This movie got released on 18 July 2008 (India) and 3-4 days ahead in US. I don't know how many of us are animated hero fans like Superman, Batman but I am. I used to see Batman when i was 15. Indeed The dark knight is great.

Nothing to disagree, Joker is the best part of this movie. Actually some people live for a particular reason and so he was, yes he was Heath Ledger, The Ultimate Joker. He died on 22nd Jan 2008, means a time before the release and when movie was about to finish. Died at an age of 29, due to overdose of medicine. He has been nominated for Oscar before, but never got one. The Dark Knight is the best deal for Oscar, but he is no more to take it. Nevertheless this great actor will be known for his acting always.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It sucks !

A month back we had launched our site:, which was doing awesome. More than 12 volunteers and more than 10 donation in 15 days. And suddenly the site was done. It is still down because of the hosting company called manashosting. Initially we thought its a good place to host the site. Then after we got lot many problem with these guys, now site is down from last 10 days. And no action taken after 16 phone calls and from past 10 days. Bloody Money eaters !

Now, this is one of the big sucking time for me. Fighting with someone on phone for 30 minutes continuously and then abusing them(which I generally don't do, but I can't stop this), make any mind sick. And most of the time, we flood this utter frustration on someone else, someone we met on coffee table or in chatting window.

This is one of the cases. Service is poor and more poorer day by day. If today, someone want a service from Airtel, Vodafone or Reliance, I can bet you,they will frustrate you like anything. Month back, I saw an old guy(in 70's) shouting on a Reliance shop(JayaNagar, 4th Block) and service providers, the guys and the gals, literally no expression on face. I guess, these pigs are used to it.

Bajaj showroom(Popular Bajaj), bajaj is really a brand in India. Last year, I went to buy my bike. Everyone was going cool, till the point I made the payment. After payment each action takes at least 30 min and after showing a face and word that you lost your patience. Is it not really sucking ??

Dental Clinic near my home(Smile Clinic, J P Nagar), he gave me the time of 7.15 PM and operated me at 8.45. 1 hr and 30 min is important for them because they are making their business and not for me.

And the bad part is all these assh**es are used to it.

Consumer court is one way to put them on line, its little tedious but I heard its quite good now. What other way ?