Monday, October 29, 2012

Ezeego1: Pathetic Ticket Booking Service and aftermath


I booked Bus ticket from Bangalore to Goa on 8th Sept 2012 from Ezeego1 website with travel date 16th Sept 2012. I got an email from Ezeego1 with my Ticket.



On 16th Sept, I got a call from Operator. They said the Bus has been cancelled because it is under repair. They did not offer to accommodate me with a partner Bus service or make alternate arrangements. I waited for one hour, but Ezeego1 was nowhere in the picture.


Ezeego1 did not inform me that the Bus has been cancelled by Call/SMS/Email ( till day ). I called Ezeego1 twice to make sure that the Bus was indeed cancelled and the call from the Operator was not a Prank.

Ezeego1 customer representative initially told me that there is no one to confirm this as its Sunday. On insisting that I need a proof that the Bus is cancelled, he declined to send me a SMS or Email. On pressing further he agreed to open a Ticket to process my refund.


I sent an email on 9th Oct since my Refund was not processed for almost a month. I got a confirmation email from Ezeego on 11th Oct, that the refund would be processed on 7 working days.

As on 29th Oct I have not got any refund.

I am Very Very Disappointed because of the pathetic service from Ezeego1 and for wasting my time. Never ever going to use your services again.

Friday, June 24, 2011

ITBS - Cause and Cure

I have been suffering from Iliotibial band syndrom for some time. Its a very common injury in Runners, so its also called Runnners Knee. I have gone through lot of websites which offer lots of solutions, mainly Stretches and Strengthening Exercises. The best ones are listed below.

ITBS rehab routine video demonstration
How to treat injuries healing ITBS in five days

Walt Reynolds ITBS special
ITBS session
How many ways can your knee hurt
ITBS Cause, Cure and the Core
Knee Arthroscopy Exercise Guide
Stretching and Strengthening Exercises for Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Yoga Stretches for Runners suffering from ITBS
Yoga for your Marathon
10 Best poses for Runners

Please send your comments and more information I can add.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Best of twitter on the eve of Sachin's double Ton

Very sweet memories of Sachin's 200. Here are some of the best tweets on this eve.

-> Reducing the number of atheists in India since 1989 - Sachin 20*10dulkar #sachinisgod
-> Is there anyone else in this world who can make more than a billion people happy together #sachinisgod
-> 200 rupee note bearing an effigy of Tendulkar;how about that? #SachinIsGod
-> "If anybody is deserving of this feat, it is Tendulkar and nobody else," gushed another commentator, and then ran out of words. #SachinIsGod
-> "Take a bow master!", "You little champion!", gasped the commentators as Tendulkar walked back to the pavilion #SachinIsGod
-> Now i know how the God looks like... He's about 5ft 5", 36 year old Indian and plays cricket!!
-> Breaking News: Employees ransack office after having missed Sachin’s double century
-> Obscure trivia: The cricket stadium in Bangalore is named after Sachin. Chinna Swamy = Little Master.
-> I finally know what god really looks like!! He is about 5"5, maharashtrian and plays cricket!! Tendulkar bapa morya
-> Commit all your sins while Sachin plays, 'cos even Gods are busy watching him.
-> Only one thing is limited in limited overs cricket now, needless to say 'overs'.
-> There are 2 kind of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar. Two all the others.
-> Sometimes you get so engrossed in watching batsmen like Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar that you lose focus on your job.
-> Samanaa headline tommorow: A North Indian delays a Mumbaikar's 200....
-> Sachin Tendulkar takes www.cricinfo.com down! One man can do it all. :-)
-> Sachin Tendulkar saves Mamata Banerjee from scrutiny by News channels
-> Who said sachin is ageing? The only thing that is ageing is his number of tons!
-> Lucky to live in time when god himself lived on earth and showed his magical powers..Hail Sachin Tendulkar
-> Twitter should change the text "What's happening?" to "What's the score?" - when #sachin is batting.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How to redeeem Mutual Funds in India

Everyone of us, at some point of time, has invested some money in different Mutual Fund schemes. Some schemes have a maturity period if they are done for Tax saving purpose. If you want to get a consolidated statement of your Mutual Fund investments, you can fill up the online form at CAMS. If you want to also get statement of FTamil and Karvy funds you can use this form instead. Karvy also offers such a service and can be accessed here.

For redeeming funds managed by CAMS, you need to fill up the Redemption Form and has to be submitted to the nearest Service Center. Other transaction documents can be found here.
For funds managed by FTamil, you can find the forms here.

If you want the money to be credited in a different bank account, please attach a canceled cheque of the bank where you want to get the credit to be done. Photocopy of PAN, Identity proof, Copy of Folio statement are not required, however its better to confirm before visiting the office.

It is also a good idea to hold the funds in Dematerialized form. Many Depositary participants are offering this facility.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Copy Screen buffer in X Windows

Add the below line in .screenrc file and restart screen. xsel should be installed. Go to copy mode(Ctrl-o-[), select the text ( space, select, space ) and press "Ctrl-o-b"

bind b eval writebuf 'exec /bin/sh -c "xsel -i -b < /tmp/screen-exchange"' 'exec /bin/sh -c "killall xsel"'

Now you can paste the copied buffer from screen in any editor.

Note: For Mac writebuf should be pbcopy
Default screen options are Ctrl-a-. If you use the attached file, it will be Ctrl-o-

autodetach on # Autodetach conference on hangup instead of [.]
escape ^Oo
shelltitle "$ |bash"
vbell off
screen -t rcs 1
startup_message off
defscrollback 5000
hardstatus on
hardstatus alwayslastline
hardstatus string "%{.bW}%-w%{.rW}%n %t%{-}%+w %=%{..G} %H %{..Y} %m/%d %C%a "
bind b eval writebuf 'exec /bin/sh -c "xsel -i -b < /tmp/screen-exchange"' 'exec /bin/sh -c "killall xsel"'