Not any more… Hotel Saravana Bhavan

Me and my family where going to the Thailand exhibition yesterday and it was noon, It was the first visit to Chennai trade center and had doubts on whereabouts of eat out places, so we wanted to have a light lunch as we had late break fast

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We had a choice of going to Hotel Rathna, just then my wife said she wants to head for Hotel Saravana Bhavan just opposite the road, she was a huge fan of this Hotel, that was just about to change.

So we looked at menu and ordered for 2 sambar rice and a curd rice for my son.  The guy suggested I go for a full fledged meal. I said, I want only the things which I ordered, after few minutes he returned and said that the curd rice would take time. I was thinking, all full fledged meal had curd rice as part of menu. So how come they will supply Curd rice for those customers alone. Any way I was in no mood for argument, I asked him to get me a plain dosa. Look at what I received for sambar rice, I felt like they are feeding the dogs. The plates where already worn out. We couldn’t tolerate any more. Look at the heavy pricing and the little quantity, It turns out like that they are avoiding customers who can’t  make a minimum billing of 150+ per per customer. They know that they have enough customers why not charge them more, and the attitude of the staff was like if you wish, eat this piece of crab and this is how we offer things to customers.

This day we have decided no more to Hotel Saravana bhavan. I know there a zillions of Hotel Saravana Bhavan fans. Still wanted to say there are enough places which give you good vegetarian food with ambiance and be less pricey.

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Have a nice day, lol

Think you are having a bad day? Read some of the stories below to make you feel better.

Fire authorities in California found a corpse in a burned-out section of forest while assessing the damage done by a forest fire. The deceased male was dressed in a full wet suit, complete with scuba tanks on his back, flippers, and face mask.

A postmortem test revealed that the man died not from burns, but from massive internal injuries. Dental records provided a positive identification. Investigators then set about to determine how a fully clothed diver ended up in the middle of a forest fire.

It was revealed that on the day of the fire, the man went diving off the coast, some 20 miles from the forest. The fire fighters, seeking to control the fire as quickly as possible, had called in a fleet of helicopters with very large dip buckets. Water was dipped from the ocean and emptied at the site of the forest fire.

You guessed it.
One minute our diver was making like Flipper in the Pacific, the next, he was doing the breast stroke in a fire dip bucket 300 feet in the air.

Some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed. But keep reading….. .

Still t hink you’re having a bad day?
A man was working on his motorcycle on the patio, his wife nearby in the kitchen. While racing the engine, the motorcycle accidentally slipped into gear. The man, still holding onto the handlebars, was dragged along as it burst through the glass patio doors.

His wife, hearing the crash, ran in the room to find her husband cut and bleeding, the motorcycle, and the shattered patio door. She called for an ambulance and, because the house sat on a fairly large hill, went down the several flights of stairs to meet the paramedics and escort them to her husband.

While the attendants were loading her husband, the wife managed to right the motorcycle and push it outside. She also quickly blotted up the spilled gasoline with some paper towels and tossed them into the toilet.

After being treated and released, the man returned home, looked at the shattered patio door and the damage done to his motorcycle. He went into the bathroom and consoled himself with a cigarette while attending to his business.
About to stand, he flipped the butt between his legs.

The wife, who was in the kitchen, heard a loud explosion and her husband screaming. Finding him lying on the bathroom floor with his trousers blown away and burns on his buttocks, legs and groin, she once again phoned for an ambulance. The same paramedic crew was dispatched.
As the paramedics carried the man down the stairs to the ambulance they asked the wife how he had come to burn himself. She told them. They started laughing so hard, one slipped, the stretcher dumping the husband out.
He fell down the remaining stairs, breaking his arm.

Still having a bad day? Just remember, it could be worse…
The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdes oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were being released back into the wild amid cheers and applause from onlookers.
A minute later, in full view, a killer whale ate them both.

Still think you are hav ing a bad day?

A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places.
Up to that moment, he had been happily listening to his Walkman.

STILL think you’re having a bad day?

Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn, Germany. Suddenly, all two thousand pigs broke loose and escaped through a broken fence, stampeding madly.
The two hopeless protesters were trampled to death.

What?! STILL having a bad day??

Iraqi terrorist Khay Rahnajet didn’t pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with ‘return to sender’ stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.
There now, feeling better?

Singles Advertisements at its best

After a very long time I am seeing some funny advertisement which provoked me to go and look at what the site is all about.

Three simple advertisements as follows



really cool ads from neu.de
This site never said a word about dating or singles, just the intension of an idea person.

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Johnson baby’s soap VS Mother’s skin

Johnson baby soap

What in the world has Baby’s soap got to do with Mother’s Skin or skin show off ads?

First thing first

My applause to the advertising company, for delivering an amazing television and hoarding advertisements on the same theme.

Now to get to the Johnson’s company delivering babies soap.  Why do they want the hot, sexy moms to use their soap.

For me Mother is considered sentimental, I can’t imagine anything any more. Anyways thanks for eye popping commercials.

Dove just said “Dove is not a soap, it contains 1/4 moisturizing cream and extra ingredients” Well I didn’t remember the exact words which they delivered on their advertisement long back.

I felt their positioning of the product was better.

New Billa, Yes a good mass entertainer

New Billa

Yesterday, I had been to the movie new Billa, featuring Ajith. The remake of Billa is worth, but still cannot match the old Billa featuring Rajinikanth.

Why the new Billa can’t match the old Billa?

  1. Obvious reason, No Rajinikanth
  2. Logic is missing. On the data being copied on a USB pen drive, how much time does it take for people to make multiple copies or maintaining copies of data online. And hero fighting just for the USB drive is meaning less.
  3. Introduction of new Billa look alike , sounds weird. As Prabhu searches the database of a Billa look alike. In old Billa, the introduction of look alike Billa was accidental.

Inspite of all the too much techie, the movie seems to a entertainer, 3 hours just turned in to minutes.

Exceptional sexy glamor role by Nayanthara aka Angelina Jolie of South India (kolliwood), It was more of Matrix and Tomb Raider roles for her. Ajith was just delivering punch dialogues.

Excellent entertainer, worth watching – “Techie Logic missing”.

Spinning girl, right or left brain perception(SFW)

Spinning Girl

The spinning girl image can let you know which part of your brain works for you and how you perceive thing normally.

Which way is she spinning for you?

Clockwise or Anti Clockwise

If clockwise you are using your right side of you brain. If anti clockwise you are using your left side of your brain. It is not that difficult to experience the anti clockwise or vice versa, all it takes is to move your eyes away from the image for few seconds and view the spinning girl again.

Well if you wanted to know more about the psychology studies related to the spinning girl find it right here. And countless thanks for my friend (Girish) who showed me the link.

Wildhogs – true essence of bikers

Dudes these guys rock, Yeah you guessed it right, it is about bikers. I am sure most of us have a group, right from childhood, If you have taken a road trip with your bunch of friends, you will surely love this movie. Most details of movie surely covered my road trips. I had been on road trips twice with my friends and planning for the third, coming week end.

Wildhogs

Starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence & William H Macy

Why I love this movie?
It is the character William H Macy , a computer geek and not so great biker, making mistakes, At the end of the movie he wins what he wants. He seems to be the looser from the very start of the movie, but wins his hearts desire.

Bikers Attitude?
The essence of bikers is actually conveyed in this movie. You don’t have to be true bikers (macho, arrogant etc), all it needs is the love to go on a long drive and enjoy with friends.

Sure it did win my heart.

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Check list before a road trip

Are you planning to take your car for a long drive (long drive – at least a minimum of 100 KMS). He are few tips, do and don’t which could help you for safer and refreshing long drive.

Tips:

Get your car serviced before a long drive, Why?
You don’t know what are the wear out parts your car currently has.
Do have a checklist prepared before you take a long drive.

Checklist:

  1. Brake oil fully topped up to level indicated
  2. Radiator coolant fully topped up to the level indicated
  3. Window wiper water fully topped up (they are life saver when it is raining)
  4. Have NEWS papers (minimum of last 3 days or so) – when the window wiper water gets emptied, they help you to clean the glass spotless
  5. BUY tobacco packets if you forget to take the NEWS papers.
  6. Fill up your fuel tank. Try filling it up in the evening, people say that the density of petrol/diesel is more towards the evening (might be a myth, but I fill it up in the evening)
  7. Have spare head lamps, check whether the same are working currently
  8. Caution: - Fill the prescribed air pressure in your tires. The more the air pressure (+”2 - 5″ points) the more your save on your fuel but the worst thing is that, the ride gets bumpy, you could get your shock absorbers in trouble. As you ride the air pressure in your tires increases gradually. Unless or Until you are not sure about the roads you travel, please have the prescribed air pressure for your tires.
  9. Have road maps. You can get them at HigginBothams, LandMark or other book stores

Do’s:

  1. Carry sufficient amount of water (I meant H20 ;)) for all the passengers, little more is always good, little less of H20. You could get yourself dehydrated.
  2. Load your car with citrus fruits, avoid oily,fried stuffs. Have soft drinks to substitute glucose. They help you to recharge.
  3. Take short breaks, driver needs to exercise and move around to avoid fatigue. Stick to your timings of short breaks
  4. Lunch/Dinner- For drivers I would say ample is enough, too much he could be in trouble.
  5. Turn on your Car A/C and keep the A/C level low in order to save fuel.
    1. A/C help your car clean
    2. When at high speeds, wind drag on your car is less when your window is raised
       

Don’ts:

  1. Never booze when you drive. They don’t get along with each other. (at least the driver shouldn’t drink)
  2. Never overtake a transport corporation bus, they are always rude, they won’t give you way.
  3. Most Lorries travel at the right corner of the road with a steady speed, If you are confident to overtake, give him a buzz so as to alert him
  4. Caution: When overtaking, if your car doesn’t have enough power to complete the overtaking, please switch of your A/C. Don’t be a split personality, just avoid overtaking unless or until it is completely safe.
  5. Caution: If you are driving down the hill, Zipping from 0-100 KMPH and having your gear at neutral can invite trouble, your brakes won’t work expected. You need to be on the lower gear for your car to be in control. Mostly have your gears to 3rd or 4th depending on the steep decline you are making. Driving down the hill is a thrill, but be careful.
  6. Caution: Are you about to travel uphill, take care to top up your engine radiator coolant. And the same for your brake fluid. Don’t strain your engine by shifting to higher gears, cut them to lower ones to save the engine than the fuel.

Before you start to drive, check all the items in your checklist is checked. Check the brakes are working. Turn on your car A/C, now turn on the music to hard or soft rock or tune to your favorite FM, keep the volume low, they help you hear other sounds on the road. My serious advice would be travel during the day and not in the night. “Flashy lights and no one to help you out when you need directions) Start  early, but not too late, enquire with people who have already traveled and learn for the directions.

 

Happy traveling, have a safe road trip.

Ban Crezendo Condom in India

Crezendo Condom
Well sounds like I am completely insane, just by the title of the post. OK here is the story of vibrating ring Crezendo condom, which is product of HLL – Hindustan Latex Limited and this product has been there for the past 6 months.

If you want to know what made people think that vibrating ring Crezendo condom is a sex toy, here is the info which is mentioned in sify shopping site

Crezendo condoms with vibrating Ring for ultimate pleasure — The pack has a vibrating ring and three premium condoms. With Crezendo Vibrating Ring you can take your lovemaking to places it hasn’t been before. Crezendo Vibrating ring is designed to take you for a 20 minute joyride through the realms of vibrating pleasure. It provides the ultimate stimulation for you and your partner. It is safe , reliable and comes with an instruction leaflet. It is truly your passport to “The Republic of Pleasure”

There has been protest in certain parts of Madhya Pradesh and all it started by few good men, that the product sounds like a sex toy, just because the ring acted as pleasure enhancer.

HLL says they are ready to withdraw from M.P if there is a written statement from the state Government.

My first look on the Vibrating Crezendo condom cover was not that sexy nor it portrayed women too vulgar, It was just right for condom. There are enough bad things happening in the country and all they could site is a population controlling instrument called – condom. There are enough reactions happening on Vibrating Crezendo condom and the whole is world watching us (India) trying to ban a condom.

What a shame?

BTW HLL is minting money now, the ROI for Crezendo Vibrating Ring condom marketing team would not have even dreamed about the recent success, and that is all ensured by our few good members of our society. Their job is ban colas, TV channels (AXN, FTV), and help ban online sites like orkut, blogger.

Sify shopping online NOW sited selling condoms because they have learned that there are currently no stocks available in M.P and there is huge demand for the product in that state.

I guess M.P will try to ban Sify in their state, just because it is selling them online.

Here are few articles which may be of interest to you

  1. http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1104953
  2. http://nitawriter.wordpress.com/2007/06/23/will-the-sex-toy-condom-be-banned-in-india/

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Let the Game continue – NSFW

NSFW – Not safe for work.
The content isn’t that vulgar, depends on your boss “it could be your wife too ;). “
I would say the site should atleast score 5 stars for its execution. (hey sarathy uv are you listening, he is a budding director)  Good story boarding and ultimate use of technology (flash flv video).

Revive

do not

continue

Very less interactivity, all you need is little bit of extra time and you would enjoy the “AXE Product presentation” with lots of chases and wild sexy girls haunting this guy. Unilever parent company of HLL (Hindustan Lever Limited) has hosted this site.

Click Here for the site.

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