BODY-SHAMED at a Levi’s apparel store

BODY-SHAMED at a Levi’s apparel store

General Talk

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I have spent most of my life with body image issues. But in the last two years, I have come to terms with my pear-shaped body and what is popularly known as ‘Thunder Thighs’.
I Manitasha Singh workout, walk, and  love myself,

LONG STORY SHORT:
I was BODY-SHAMED at a reputed apparel store.

STORY AS IT IS:
I went to Levi’s, Pacific Mall, Subhash Nagar to buy a couple of pairs of jeans. I entered, looked around, and went to this female salesperson, asking her for jeans, with an eye on the section that was on discount.
Before I could tell her about the size, colour, and fit preference, this comes up –
“Aapka size sale mein available nahi hai” (Your size is not available in the section on discount)
Okay, I have heard this before, but never without me telling my requirement and certainly not with such weird emphasis on the words ‘Aapka size’.
Taken aback for a moment and at the loss for words, I asked her what’s my size, and without even thinking once, she said 32.
I was dressed in a pair of straight-fit jeans with a fluffy jacket. I might have looked healthier than I am, I understand, but ‘Aapka size’ is still not acceptable, even if my size was actually 32.

IF YOU ARE IN AN INDUSTRY WHERE YOU KNOW YOU ARE DEALING WITH CUSTOMERS AND THEIR SELF ESTEEM, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THEM (AND THEIR BODIES) AND BE SENSITIVE TO THEIR EMOTIONS.

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I asked the woman for size 28, for which I got a very weird look, and was shown the topmost pair in 28 from the sale section, which was not as per my colour requirement. But, till this point she did not ask me my fit requirement.
So, moving on to the fresh section, she showed me a pair. I stuttered a bit while asking the fit, and very rudely she told me the price, feeling very confident that this was what I must be wanting to know. I questioned about her the fit, picked up a couple of pairs and went to the trial room.
I was completely miffed, so angry that I could have cried. I tried on the pairs, liked one, but decided to buy from some other store instead. I left the store to grab a cup of coffee and reflect on what had happened. But then my friend, who had been trying to console me asked me to go back and talk to the store manager.
We went back and asked the person at the billing counter for the store manager. He asked if he could help us. So, I and my friend went on ranting about the incident. Without being offered as much as an apology, this person volunteers to help us with our shopping. We were there to solve the matter, and not create drama, so we calmed down and followed him.
Another sales person came up to help him and asked me ‘Size 30 chahiye?’ I guess it would been more polite if he could have asked me my size instead of playing this guessing game. Feeling hopeless again, I somehow decided to put up with the thing a little longer. So, I tried a couple of fits and didn’t like a High Rise waist and told the duo about it. And boom came another shocker, the salesperson informed me that it will shape my tummy and hide the fat. Did I ask you to hide my fat??
Too frustrated to continue, I left the store on the verge of crying. My afternoon was ruined and it took a while for me to get out of the mood.
Body shaming feels pathetic. It takes away your confidence and destroys your self image. I think clothing brands of all should know how to behave with patrons. It is the duty of the brand to train their store staff how to behave with the customers. My confidence will recover soon but I today I felt bad about my body and needed reassurance from my loved ones and my mirror yet again.

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4 more days: AAP govt’s odd-even plan gets Delhi High Court backing

4 more days: AAP govt’s odd-even plan gets Delhi High Court backing

News

The Delhi High Court, which had reserved its order earlier, on Monday said that it will not interfere with the Delhi government’s notification on the formula and that the scheme will continue till January 15.

The Delhi government’s odd-even formula will continue till January 15. The Delhi High Court, which had reserved its order earlier, on Monday said that it will not interfere with the Delhi government’s notification on the formula and that the scheme will continue till January 15.

The court also asked the Delhi government to take care of concerns mentioned in all the PILs filed in the Delhi High Court against the Odd-even formula.

In one PIL, the petitioner has questioned the exemptions being given to women and two wheelers and has also questioned the efficiency of the public transport system.

Delhi High Court also told the AAP government that if in future it wishes to continue the scheme it should take into consideration the issues raised by various petitions.

The Delhi High Court had earlier reserved its order on various petitions challenging the odd-even rule for vehicles enforced on the city roads since January 1, 2016, after the Aam Aadmi Party government defended the scheme, saying the per capita toxic gas emission had reduced as a result of less four-wheelers on the roads.

“More than 50 per cent drop in air pollution primarily caused by vehicular traffic has been recorded according to the latest ambient air data collected by mobile teams of Delhi Pollution Control Committee on Saturday at 18 locations, through mobile dust samplers on using the light scattering technique,” the government said in a statement.

However, pollution levels continued to be high even after showing a minor dip.

List of Bollywood films of 2016

List of Bollywood films of 2016

General Talk
anuary Chauranga Drama Bikas Mishra Soham Maitra, Ena Saha, Riddhi Sen, Sanjay Suri,Tannishtha Chatterjee [1]
8 January Wazir Thriller Bejoy Nambiar Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham [2]
15 January Chalk n Duster Drama Jayant Gilatar Shabana Azmi, Juhi Chawla, Divya Dutta, Zarina Wahab [3]
15 January Rebellious Flower Biopic Krishan Hooda Prince Shah, Shashank Singh, Mantra Mugdha, Kirti Adarkar, Bachchan Pachera [4]
22 January Airlift Action Raja Krishna Menon Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur [5]
22 January Jugni Musical Drama Shefali Bhushan Sugandha Garg, Siddhant Behl, Sadhana Singh, Anuritta K Jha, Samir Sharma [6]
22 January Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Adult Comedy Umesh Ghadge Tushar Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani, Mandana Karimi,Krishna Abhishek [5]
29 January Mastizaade Adult Comedy Milap Zaveri Sunny Leone, Tusshar Kapoor, Vir Das, Shaad Randhawa [7]
29 January Saala Khadoos Sports/Drama Sudha Kongara R. Madhavan, Ritika Singh [8]
5 February Direct Ishq Drama Rajiv S. Ruia Rajniesh Duggall, Nidhi Subbaiah [9]
5 February Ghayal Once Again Action Sunny Deol Sunny Deol, Soha Ali Khan [10]
5 February LoveShhuda Romance Vaibhav Mishra Girish Kumar, Navneet Kaur Dhillon [11]
5 February Sanam Teri Kasam Romance Radhika Rao, Vinay Sapru Mawra Hocane, Harshvardhan Rane. [12]
5 February Rangraiz Romance Sanjey Leela Bhansali Kami Sandhu, Mahira Khan, deepika padukone . [13]
12 February Fitoor Romance/Drama Abhishek Kapoor Aditya Roy Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Tabu [14]
12 February Luckhnowi Ishq Romance/Drama Aanand Raut Adhyayan Suman, Karishma Kotak [15]
12 February Sanam Re Romance Divya Khosla Kumar Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam, Urvashi Rautela [16]
19 February Neerja Biopic/Drama Ram Madhvani Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Ravjiani [17]
19 February Tere Bin Laden dead or alive Comedy Abhishek Sharma Manish Paul, Sikander Kher, Pradhuman Singh [18]
19 February Dhara 302 Action Drama Jitender SIngh Narukal Rufy Khan, Dipti Dhotre, [Gulshan Pandey [19]
19 February Yeh Laal Rang Drama Syed Ahmad Afzal Randeep Hooda, Akshay Oberoi, Rajniesh Duggall, Piaa Bajpai [20]
26 February Aligarh Biopic/Drama Hansal Mehta Manoj Bajpai, Rajkummar Rao [21]
26 February Bollywood Diaries Drama K.D. Satyam Raima Sen, Ashish Vidyarthi, Salim Diwan, Karuna Pandey, Vineet Kumar Singh. [22]
26 February Love Shagun Romance/Comedy Sandesh Nayak Anuj Sachdeva, Nidhi Subbaiah [23]
4 March Zubaan Drama Mozez Singh Vicky Kaushal, Sarah Jane Dias [24]
4 March Jai Gangaajal Action/Drama Prakash Jha Priyanka Chopra, Anuj Aggarwal [14]
4 March Do Lafzon Ki Kahani Romantic Deepak Tijori Randeep Hooda, Kajal Aggarwal [25]
11 March Teraa Suroor 2 Romance/Comedy Shawn Arranha Himesh Reshammiya, Daisy Shah, Naseeruddin Shah,Shekhar Kapur [26]
18 March Kapoor & Sons Romance/Comedy Shakun Batra Fawad Khan, Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Rishi Kapoor [14]
11 March Ok Mein Dhokhe Drama/Thriller Utpal S. Chaudhary Zoya Rathore, Sapan Krishna, Vaidhei Singh, Megha Verma, Ravi Thakur, Milan Singh [27]
24 March Great Grand Masti Adult/Comedy Indra Kumar Ritesh Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani [14]
25 March Rocky Handsome Action Nishikant Kamat John Abraham, Shruti Haasan [28]

Scheduled for April – June[edit]

Opening Name Genre Director Cast Source
1 April Ki and Ka Romantic/Comedy R. Balki Arjun Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan [citation needed]
8 April One Night Stand Drama Jasmine D’Souza Sunny Leone, Tanuj Virwani [citation needed]
15 April Fan Drama/Thriller Maneesh Sharma Shah Rukh Khan, Waluscha De Sousa, Shriya Pilgaonkar, [29]
29 April Baaghi: A Rebel for Love Action Sabbir Khan Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Sudheer Babu, [citation needed]
13 May Mirzya Romance/Drama Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher, Om Puri, Art Malik, K.K. Raina [30]
13 May Azhar Biopic Tony D’Souza Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai, Gautam Gulati [citation needed]
20 May Sarabjit Biopic Omung Kumar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chaddha [citation needed]
3 June Housefull 3 Comedy Sajid-Farhad Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Jacqueline Fernandez,Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon, Boman Irani [citation needed]
3 June Jagga Jasoos Drama Anurag Basu Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Govinda, Adah Sharma [citation needed]
3 June Raaz Rebooted Horror Vikram Bhatt Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda, Gaurav Arora [citation needed]
17 June Udta Punjab Thriller Abhishek Chaubey Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh [citation needed]

Scheduled for July – September[edit]

Opening Name Genre Director Cast Source
8 July Raees Crime/Thriller Rahul Dholakia Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui [31]
8 July Sultan Action/Sports Ali Abbas Zafar Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma [32]
29 July Dishoom Action Rohit Dhawan John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Saqib Saleem [33]
12 August Mohenjo Daro Drama Ashutosh Gowariker Hrithik Roshan, Amrita Puri, Ayaz Khan, Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi, Arunoday Singh [34]
12 August Rustom Romance/Thriller Neeraj Pandey Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu [35]
25 August A Flying Jatt Remo D’Souza Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez [36]
2 September Dhoni: The Untold Story Sports/Biopic Neeraj Pandey Sushant Singh Rajput, Ram Charan, Anupam Kher, Fawad Khan, Kiara Advani [37]
9 September Baar Baar Dekho Romance/Drama Nitya Mehra Sidharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif [38]

Scheduled for October – December[edit]

Opening Name Genre Director Cast Source
7 October Half Girlfriend Romance/Drama Mohit Suri Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor [39]
28 October Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Drama/Romance Karan Johar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Fawad Khan [40]
28 October Shivaay Action/Drama Ajay Devgn Ajay Devgn, Sayesha Saigal, Erika Kaar, Ali Kazmi, Jabbz Farooqi [41]
31 October Shuddhi Drama Karan Malhotra Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt [42]
11 November Rock On!! 2 Drama Sujaat Saudagar Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Shraddha Kapoor, Prachi Desai [43]
23 December Dangal Biopic Nitesh Tiwari Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Vikram Singh,Gautam Gulati, Jay Pawar, Naeem Khan, Aparshakti Khurrana [44][45
HOW OLA CABS ?

HOW OLA CABS ?

General Talk

Booking a cab with a renowned company, in order to avoid last minute issues is common these days. With the same thought in mind of avoiding last minute issues, Pradeep Chopra, Co-founder & CEO of Digital Vidya booked a cab for his wife and daughter who were going to a birthday party. He made a booking with Ola Cabs, which is a Mumbai based company and is considered to be one of the most popular Indian radio taxi service providers, by 11 AM for 5:15 PM departure.

At 4:50 PM, his wife called her saying that she received a call from Ola Cabs personnels about the cancellation of the cab due to unavailability. At this point when he was about to enter a meeting, he found himself in a situation of searching for more options rather than concentrating on his meeting and work.

While he was trying to find out other options, he received a message from Ola Cabs about the details of the driver of the cab. However, he soon realized after having a word with the driver that since the cab was 40 Kms away from his home, so it would be of no use. After putting a lot of efforts finding for other options, he realized that his 6 year old daughter will be missing the much awaited birthday party of her friend.

When he reached home, he listened to the complete experience of his wife about Ola Cab’s personnels and  decided to leave a detailed review about his bad experience next day.

He dropped a tweet about his experience on services offered by Ola Cabs, which forced the company to respond immediately.

Following was the tweet made by him:

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In response to the tweet, Ola Cabs replied with the following apology immediately and asked for the details of the order:

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While sharing his order details, he clearly mentioned that nothing can be done to control the damage now.

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Ola Cabs mentioned that they will call him the next day and as per this commitment, Pradeep received a call from one of the Senior Customer Relationship Manager at Ola Cabs. The representative from the company listened the whole experience of Pradeep calmly and apologized once again. The representative also mentioned that he listened to the whole conversation which Pradeep’s wife had with Ola Cab’s personnels and without any defense apologized for the incorrect allotment of the cab. The representative assured that they will not let this experience repeat and will do something to make up for their mistake; however, it didn’t affect Pradeep as the party was already missed by his daughter.

After explaining the whole of the situation to the representative of the company he was bit relieved; however, did not change his mind about dropping a detailed review and his bad experience with Ola Cabs.

After the long hectic day and complete narration of his bad experience to the company representative, Pradeep went back home and was pleasantly surprised to know that his daughter was happy with the gift she received from Ola Cabs. It was a cake box and, carried the following message:

message from Ola

This message touched him and he finally decided to forgive Ola Cabs after seeing the smile on the face of his kid. And obviously he also dropped an idea of leaving a bad and detailed review about the company.

Hence, a frustrated client was successfully turned into a Brand Advocate for Ola Cabs.

JOLO API Reviews : Customers Complaints & Feedback

JOLO API Reviews : Customers Complaints & Feedback

API, General Talk

 

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India’s telecommunication network is the second largest in the world based on the total number of telephone users. It has one of the lowest call tariffs in the world enabled by the mega telephone networks and hyper-competition among them. Telecommunication is the lifeline of the rapidly growing Information Technology industry. Mobile and its value added services have brought about a revolutionary change to our life style, making it an inevitable part of us.

Mobile subscribers and service companies are increasing day by day. Almost 90% of our total population will be using mobile phone. More International Mobile Service providers are also targeting India. So the opportunity & market in Telecom Sector is very wide and unlimited.

Recharge Business one of the Fastest growing business in india major operator like Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India,

Vodafone ,the company has expanded its operations across the country to cover all 22 telecom circles and service 180 million customers.

Idea Cellular is an Aditya Birla Group Company, India’s first truly multinational corporation.

  • Subscriber base as on December 31, 2014: 150,536,058
  • Won 3G spectrum for Delhi metro and 4G LTE spectrum for 8 service areas
  • 6th largest mobile operator in terms of number of subscribers in single country operations: GSMA Intelligence Report
  • Raised Rs. 3,000 Crores through Qualified Institutions Placement

Now we consider Recharge Business Websites in India

First we divide recharge business into two parts B2C and B2B,

B2c is Business to customer and B2b is Business to Business the major difference between them by considering recharge industry is payment gateway.

In B2c recharge websites are allowed to use payment gateways to received payments directly from customers while B2b are not allowed to charge theirs customers using payments gateways that is why they always have use direct online transfer like RTGS,NEFT and IMPS.On other side B2c is use payment gateway to recharge their Wallet.

Now we consider One of the Top Recharge Provider in India 

JOLO Multi Recharge API is today contributing large amount to recharge industry

Jolo.in and Joloapi.com both domains are products of Eleanor Travel Solutions(ETS),

Eleanor Travel Solutions registered in 2001 in New Delhi  is a one-stop-shop for all travel-related services.They provides reservation facility for more than 400 hotels in India. After  many years working in Delhi they started railway ticket,cab services and offline recharge business to attract local customers.

In year 2013 after understanding current market scenario they launched Online recharge website Jolo.in to Deals with emerging demands of customers moving or wanted to move from offline recharges to online methods of recharges.But this time they not only targeting local customer but also all over india. So year 2013 they started providing SMS api and Recharge api to their customers.

Jolo API provides prepaid,data card,dth and Sms api to their customer starting with free plan to their premium plans names :Free Plan,Starter Plan,Super Value Plan,Deluxe Plan,Super Deluxe Plan,Super Max Plan and Jolo Max Plan.

What differ these plans ? 

Margin and Price

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  •  We tested Jolo Recharge Api on January,2016 before posting jolo api review and  above results are between 10 days periods over 60,000 INR. 

 

 

SmartKey Windows Password Recovery Software Review for Windows Users

SmartKey Windows Password Recovery Software Review for Windows Users

General Talk

Most of the Windows personal computer users are used to create a login password for them. In that case, somebody else will be refused to use their PC without the creator’s permission. Certainly, it is a good way for the computer owner to protect their privacy. However, sometimes if the owner forgets his or her login password, it will be a disaster! Have you ever lost Windows password before? We all know that to lose Windows login password is really a bad issue. Without the login password, you can’t do anything with your computer. What’s more, once you need to read some important materials in it but the pc is locked, you will be so nervous and anxious! Everything in your brain is to think of how to deal with this incident. But now you don’t need to worry about it, because we can use the SmartKey Windows Password Recovery to help you with your lost Windows password problem.

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Features of SmartKey Windows Password Recovery

Accurately Reset/Remove Any Windows Login Password

This software is able to reset or remove any Windows login password for you. No matter it is your local administrator password or guest account password; no matter it is the Windows domain password or Windows server password; no matter how complicated your login password is, SmartKey Windows Password Recovery does well in getting rid of Windows password correctly.

Easily Create bootable CD/DVD/USB to Unlock Windows Password

What you need to do is to prepare a disc or USB and it has better be blank, otherwise, your disc or USB will be formatted during the operation. The operation will take you several minutes. But when you think of the data in your locked pc, it is going to deserve for you.

Certainly Support all Windows OS of Computer Brands

It is for sure that this nice software supports to recover, reset or remove any Windows login password of any computer brands. No matter it is a desktop or laptop, no matter your Windows OS is Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows Server, no matter its brand is Lenovo, Dell, Toshiba, Acer, ASUS, Samsung, HP or Sony, you can be at ease to make use of it to solve your Windows login password problem.

How to use this Windows Password Recovery software

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You only need 3 absolutely simple steps to use this SmartKey Windows Password Recovery software. Even if you know little in computer or apps; you are able to take advantage of this application. It has a great graphical background with enough hints to tell you how to use this Windows password reset program. Therefore, feel free to use it and no need to call a technician. Just follow the ways as below:

1: Download and install this SmartKey Windows Password Recovery to another accessible computer.

2: Utilize a CD/DVD/USB to burn a bootable disk from the accessible device and then take it to your locked machine.

3: Insert the bootable disc to your locked computer and then follow the way to remove or reset your Windows login password.

Price

19.95USD

Conclusion

For Windows users, there is no doubt that SmartKey Windows Password Recovery software is the awesome way to remove or reset Windows password when you forgot or lost it. You don’t even worry about data loss because it is totally safe. So why not take action to download it and use it to unlock your lost Windows password? After all, sometimes it is possible for us to forget such important Windows password. At last, remember that its name is SmartKey Windows Password RecoverWindows-password-manager-2

Why You Should Not Buy Anything From PayTM

Why You Should Not Buy Anything From PayTM

General Talk

E-commerce, for sure, has eased out the access to the amenities that one wishes to purchase, but, our over dependency on them has given them the license or should I say the bragging rights to ignore their mistakes and make their customers pay for them. I say this owing to a fraud that I experienced at the hands of a rather popular e-shopping website ‘Paytm.’

PayTM Review: My User Experience In Detail

Date: SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

I ordered a product, a Bajaj REX 500 500 W Mixer Grinder choosing Paytm over other popular portals such as Flipkart and Amazon, but little did I know that this tryst with a new partner would result in a serious loss. They were offering 25% cash back, so I gave them a try. I placed the order, but to my astonishment, on the very next day I saw that the product that I had chosen i.e. the Bajaj REX 500 500 W Mixer Grinder was replaced by another item named Prestige JMG 02 500 W Juicer Mixer Grinder. I cancelled the order immediately, and the order was successfully cancelled.

I reordered the product that I had initially chosen, i.e. the same Bajaj REX 500 500 W Mixer Grinder and this time the order was placed correctly. Note that I had paid for these products in advance, i.e. for both the orders, the first one and the second one, hoping that since the first order was cancelled, the bill amount would be refunded back to my account within a few days.

PayTM Review

Date: SEPTEMBER 23 2014

I was in Hyderabad when I ordered the Mixer grinder and the order was to be delivered at my home ( which is inn West Bengal). And When I reached home (W.B.) on September 23rd, I found that two products were delivered at my doorstep. Both, the cancelled order and the correct one. When I opened my email account to inquire about this commotion, I found that Paytm had mailed me and had asked me not to receive the first order, but since I wasn’t present at the time of delivery, and couldn’t access the mail while I was out, I couldn’t do anything about it.

The first question that came to my mind was: When the order was cancelled, why did they deliver the product ? And if they couriered it by mistake and wanted me not to accept the courier, why did they not call me? Anyways, I wanted to return the product, and hence, I mailed them and asked them to take it back.

After 50 HOURS, they replied asking me to courier the product back and said that they would bear the courier expenses up to 100 INR. They also asked me not to open the product. So I went to inquire about the delivery charges that were to be borne in the delivery of the product back to Paytm and I was informed that I would be required to pay 1300 INR. Now, it really didn’t make any sense to pay 1200 from my own pocket just to return the product back to Paytm, which I hadn’t even ordered. So, I immediately mailed them and asked them if they were ready to bear the courier charges. And, as it was expected, there wasn’t any reply from their side for 5 days.

So, I had no option but to use the product. Little did I know that there was another con in store for me. When I opened the package, I found it to be defective.

Date: OCTOBER 1 2014

After 150 HOURS, they replied and told that they were ready to bear the courier charges, but neither provided me with a number, nor did they arrange a call. There was still an ambiguity over whether they were ready to bear the expenses upto 100 INR or the full expense of 1300 INR. I mailed them again explaining the entire situation and also told them that the product that they had delivered was defective. I asked for a contact number again and stressed on the fact that I needed to talk to them directly. And yet again, there was no reply from their side. I was pissed to the extremes, but there was nothing more that I could do. Eventually, I had to give up and had to keep the defective product.

Date: NOVEMBER 28 2014

After almost 60 days, I finally got a reply and finally, after months of delay and frustration, they provided me with a contact number. I called them up, and talked to a senior officer on the following day, i.e. on November 29th and explained the whole situation. At first, it seemed as if he had understood my problem and said that he would give me a call within 2-3 days. They also credit 200 INR as Paytm cash in my Paytm account, most probably, as a consolation, and asked me to ship the product back to them within 7 days, else it would be considered delivered.

PayTM Customer Support: ZERO

Date: DECEMBER 5 2014

By now, I was habituated to their attitude and I knew that nobody would reply. And that is exactly what happened. Hence, I called them again on December 5 and the call was diverted to another ‘senior officer’ and hence I had to explain the whole episode again, which was very irritating. But I did it only with a hope that after so many days of pursuit they would be humane enough to understand my problem. But what came after that made my blood boil. The attitude of the officer was far from being professional. Heck, it wasn’t even acceptable. He had the audacity to ask me as to what was I doing for all these days. Either he was out of his mind, or he was purposely handed over the call to fend me off, because after explaining the entire scenario which lasted for over two months beginning from September 16, he had the guts to tell me that I didn’t do anything for the last two months. Let me repeat here that it was me who had mailed them on October 1 asking them to arrange a call, and it was them who came back to me after 60 days.

The way he was talking to me was like, “You have to return the product within 7 days, or you may very well go to hell. We don’t care if your mom has to ship it back. We do not care. It is your money. So, if you want it, do as we say.”

How Rude!

Is this the way a company talks to its customers? And he has the balls to call himself a ‘Customer Services Representative.’ After all this, I don’t need the money. They can feed it to their Customer Services Representative and ask him to learn some manners. I want to share this experience with as many people has possible so that now, before ordering a product from Paytm, people actually think twice. Their attitude was so pathetic that I want to sue them in a court for fraudulence. But then, I have better things to do rather than waste anymore time and patience behind a company that I would rate as the worst when it comes to customer care and grievance redressal. Please let my voice circulate, and share this post as much as possible.

PayTM Video Review

Check the user experience of Versatile Vicky which she had shared in her Youtube Channel. Listen to what she had to say about PayTM Customer Support.Paytm

Xiaomi Redmi 3 with 4100mAh battery announced

Xiaomi Redmi 3 with 4100mAh battery announced

Phones

Over the past couple of years, Xiaomi has made a name for itself by offering great value for money phones. The company is also very strong in the affordable smartphone category. Xiaomi today has added another affordable smartphone to its kitty with the Redmi 3. The company had been teasing the launch of the phone for quite sometime.

Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes with a 5-inch 720p display. Under the hood, the phone comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.

It is a dual-SIM phone, where in the second SIM can either be used as a SIM or expandable storage slot. The phone supports microSD slot expansion by up to 128GB. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 runs on company’s MIUI 7 layer. Xiaomi Redmi 3 has 4G LTE support.

On the camera front, Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes with 13-megapixel camera with fast autofocus on the rear and a 5-megapixel one on the front. The phone will go on sale in China tomorrow where it will be priced at RMB699, which when converted is roughly Rs 7,100.

The biggest selling point for this phone is that it packs a huge 4,100mAh battery. While it remains to be seen how much juice one can get from this battery but it sure feels like a powerhouse.

There is no word as of now on when this phone will be made available in India.Xiaomi-Redmi-3-with-4100mAh-battery-announced

Netflix will never be the same after today

Netflix will never be the same after today

General Talk

Netflix will never be the same

“So this is honestly one of those misty-eyed, chill-in-the-spine days for Netflix. We’ve been working on this for a long, long time.”

Todd Yellin works as Vice President of Product Innovation at Netflix, and the work he’s referring to was yesterday’s announcement that the service will launch in 130 countries in a dozen new languages and on millions of new devices.

Flipping the switch on a global network marks a new milestone for the service, similar in scope and importance to when Netflix switched from a DVD delivery company to a streaming video company, when it launched on LG Blu-ray players and Xbox 360 in 2008 or when it left the United States for the first time for the Canadian market.

And while this is clearly good news for the rest of the world (or bad news if you’re concerned about productivity), it’s also good news for the 70 million subscribers located in the US, UK, Australia or any other legacy market.

Sean Carey, Vice President of Content Acquisition a.k.a. the guy you can thank for greenlighting Daredevil, Narcos and Jessica Jones, explained it best: “We can find great storytellers in every corner of the world and bring those stories to the globe just as well as we can bring Hollywood content to the rest of the world … and now we can do that in 130 more countries.”

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One example Carey provided was a show called “Club de Cuervos,” an original series Netflix produced in Mexico that’s half comedy, half Spanish soap opera. While the show initially found success in its home market, it went on to find niche audiences in the US and the UK before making it to Germany. It’s successes like this that will shape how Netflix produces and decides on original content going forward.

The hope is to launch the shows simultaneously in every territory.

These international series will constitute part of the 31 new shows Netflix promised at the end of 2015. The hope is to launch the shows simultaneously in every territory, which, thanks to Netflix owning the rights to its own content opposed to licensing the content from other publishing networks, seems like a real possibility.

Like content already on the service, these new international shows will get the appropriate metadata like “drama” or “sci-fi,” as well as country-specific tags. In a demo of what the service will look like in India, for example, there was a specific row for Indian TV shows and movies. It’s not farfetched to think that some of this content will make its way to the States and overseas and will be available in similar rows for fans of that international content.

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The challenges ahead

But while the benefits of bringing new international content to the existing audience and existing content to the international audience became more and more apparent, the questions then shifted to exactly how Netflix planned on flexing its technical muscles to make it happen.

“Believe me, we’ve been at this a long time and have suffered many pains along the way. But we’re working on more and more video and user interface features, like slideshows … as well as video autoplaying in the background while you’re browsing,” Yellin said.

“Some devices break down, though, depending what chips are in there. But we have a couple of strategies around this. One of them is going straight to the manufacturers for help. The other is that we’ve done really interesting things with strict limitations.”

Netflix recently unveiled its plan to reduce the amount of data needed for flat-color shows, called “per title encoding.” Using this technique, shows that are visually less complex (think My Little Pony or other children’s cartoons) can be encoded to reduce the amount of data needed to store flat colors making it viable to stream 1080p video on 2Mbps connections and lower.

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“Netflix will start streaming HDR content this year.”

But while some countries are just entering into the smartphone era, others are further along and hungry for 4K resolutions and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Yellin hasn’t forgotten about us, either: “Netflix will start streaming HDR content this year. For the shows I mentioned [Marco Polo and the second season of Daredevil which premiers on March 18] it will be this year. But,” he warns, “it will be for a small amount of content at first.”

New Nexus 7

New Nexus 7

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The original Nexus 7 enchanted and enthralled – and did so despite some slight compromises. The fact that it was so cheap (£159 for a 16GB version) meant it remained outstanding value for a long time. Problem is, a year is a long time in the tablet world, and competition is fierce, so the new Nexus 7 is just what the doctor ordered.

And then in late July 2013, came the announcement. A new Nexus 7 – so good, they named it twice. (Some have differentiated it by adding the year to the name. For clarity, I’ll refer to the old one as “the original Nexus 7-inch from now on.)

Of course, Nexus devices are synonymous with pure Google experiences. This is the chance for Mountain View to show off Android in its purest form, away from the meddling fingers of Samsung or HTC who just love to Sensify and TouchWiz up their devices.

The Nexus 7 launched with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which was a minor update from 4.2. It has since been updated to Android 4.4 KitKat, which adds a few bits and pieces to the bag of tricks, but I’ll get into that later. I expect it will also be one of the first devices to get the next version update, whatever it may be….lemon meringue pie perhaps?

The Nexus 7 is still aiming for that sweet spot. The price has been bumped up – it’s now £199 for the 16GB model that would have cost £159 before – but the specs are much better, so it’s still very reasonably priced.New-Nexus-7