Thursday, November 23, 2006

The real James Bond

I still haven't seen the new James Bond flick, maybe I will catch up with it in Bengalooru. Yep! Am goin there for the long weekend. And if you are reading this today, then don't tell my folks I am coming. :-)

Btw, don't you think the only person who comes close to being James Bond in real life is the former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Me: Hi! I am Vikram.
Him: Butrous-Butrous Ghali

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

New list out

Sometime back I made a list of things that made me ..well..happy. I made that list way back in 2004, its almost 2 years since then and I just realized that all those things...well, they still work. But its just that I don't remember the last time I did some of them.

Anyway, thats not what I wanted to talk to you about. I just figured that its strange why I didn't make a list of things that piss me off. So, thats what I am goin to do now.

And herz the fun part, if you compile a list of things that piss you off, I will put it up on the vixlist site...thats right. If you know me, if you don't know me, if you like me, if you abhore me, whatever...unconditionally. But..herz the catch..

For every 1 item on your 'pisses me off' list, you need to send in a 'makes me happy' item too. Go on, I guarantee you will enjoy this.

Friday, November 17, 2006


Just a quick post to say Hi.... Was busy all week and no broadband at home. I promise 2 good posts next week to make up for this extra sucky one. As a consolation, I will also put in a good comic strip for you.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Getting back at the customers..

Is it just me or does the new logo for Cisco look like someone giving you 'the finger'.. or rather two fingers...

Is this the company's not so subtle way of 'giving it' to their customers and investors? Or is it the work of some evil genius brand consultant?

Friday, November 03, 2006

Rukavat ke liye khed he...

Well, my stalemate with Airtel (my ISP) continues. My last interaction with them (earlier today) went like this

Airtel Guy: Sir, this is regarding your complaint that your internet isn't working. Can you tell me about the problem?

Me: Not sure if that will help! It certainly didn't the first 28 times. But hey! Maybe 29th time is the charm. I am now going to tell you about the problem I have been having for the past couple of weeks, but promise me you will not apologize for the inconvinience caused to me.

Airtel Guy (clueless): What sir?

Me: Just don't say "Sorry" after i tell you my problem. I hate corporate's acting all human. okay?

AG: Okay sir! What is the problem sir?

Me: Well! The net doesnt work. Thats about it.

AG: Sir! We are extremely sorry for the inconvinience caused to you sir. Our technicians will call you in 4 hours sir.

Me: Aaaaaargh!!! Listen, don't fix my net. It's okay. I have decided I don't need a net. Am even training some carrier pigeons for sending our mail.

AG: Sir! you have outstanding balance of 570 for this month's bill. These are minimum charges sir. You have to clear that and send an email to our department asking for disconnection.

Me: Whaaaa??? In any case, I can't send any emails you moron!!!! Herz my deal! Am putting the phone and the modem outside along with the trash. If you guy can come here before the garbage pickup, you get the phone. Else the trash guy gets it.

AG: Sir! We are very sorry for the ...

I hung up.

Bottomline: No net. No bloggin.