Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Best Place For Organic Food In Gurgaon

Ordered Organic food today from Delivers  Organic Food all over Gurgaon. Food is cooked with Organic Veggies and Free Range Chicken. Delivered in 35 minutes and came in neat packaging. A friend had recommended their chicken falafel wrap and chicken biryani. Was delicious.

The website is cool and easy to use. Was surprised (and happy) to see the large range on their menu. The menu includes multiple vegan options as well (not that I am vegan).


Thursday, January 01, 2015

UBER Relaunched in Delhi / Gurgaon - Breaking News?

Has UBER re-launched operations in Delhi / NCR? It may have. One can book an UBER cab just now.

At the moment just 1 cab was available (UBER X) in Gurgaon. see image on the right which shows a car available just now near HUDA city centre even as economic times reported that delhi government has decided to continue ban on UBER

There is no official update from UBER and this may just be testing its operations under new guidelines or may be a limited re-launch.

While government has taken uber to task and dumped blame on them, those in power and every citizen of India not just Delhi, should read the statement made by the brave girl today
"This city has failed me"


Sunday, November 30, 2014

UBER Surat: Use Promo Code 'UBEREQUITY' to get free rides in luxury cars

If you are in Surat, UBER is giving away free rides to you. All you need to do is sign up for uber , or download the uber app from the play store and enter the promo code 'uberequity' in the app. This gives you UBER credits to be used anytime.

The diamond capital of the country deserves luxury rides. Hail you luxury Uber Blacks now. Start here

UBER Kochi Promo Code

If you are in Kochi, UBER is giving away free rides. All you need to do is sign up for uber here, or download the uber app from the play store and enter the promo code 'uberequity' in the app. This gives you UBER credits to be used anytime. After this get additional two free rides for Rs 300 each by entering the promo code ‘UberKochiLaunch’ in the app.  Total free credits of Rs 900.

Go to your office or arrive at the beach in style if you are in Kochi, the Queen of the Arabian Sea, commercial capital of God’s Own Country


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Android Lollipop: Whats the whole fuss

Android kids may be swooning over lollipop (android version 5.0), however, I fail to see what the whole fuss is about. My phone recently upgraded itself from 4.4 to 5.0 (its a google nexus 5) and I have failed to see how it changes my life except that, and predictably, it is now slower than before, albeit by a small amount not to cause any alarms. Sure there are a few tweaks but by and large could have lived without it as well.

Which made me seek out what others are saying. Just read the top 10 features that Lollipop has that Kit Kat did not here. If this is really it then its a big {Yawn...}

Update: People are reporting that phones have actually become slower. Also not only is the picture Gallery missing, the camera app hangs occasionally as well

The only worthwhile improvement has been that incoming phone calls don't take over the entire screen and can be dismissed while continuing to play games instead of everything else being stopped. As sign that phone is increasingly becoming a convergence device and not simply a smart phone with additional features.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To Train or Not to Train (Your Employees)

Interesting debate. ha ha...

UBER Paytm Wallet: Get Rs 800 Free

Now get Rs 800 worth of credit on UBER. Here's How
1. Signup on UBER using Promo Code: UBEREQUITY
2. Link your Paytm (new or existing) wallet to your account a recharge it by
Wednesday, November 19 (11:59 PM
to get a FREE ride (up to Rs 800)!*
PS: Even existing users can get Rs 500 more by just linking Paytm account
* You would get Rs. 300 up front .  Rs 500 will be automatically applied to your account 24 hours after you add a wallet. To claim Rs 800.  you must ride by Sunday, November 23rd. else you only get Rs 300.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Internal resistance to new ideas in companies

Internal resistance to new ideas is a function of number of employees raised to the power of management levels. Quickest way for many organizations thus would be to collapse /simplify their hierarchical reporting structures 

Saw this on my linkedin stream. So very true...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

OLA Promo Code for India: Get Free Rides in Luxury Cars

Now get Rs. 400 worth of OLA credits for  free rides across town. Use the promo code: G7P3GJ to get Rs 200 off and current scheme gives you 50% off on rides making it free rides of up to Rs 400.

How to avail download the discount of Rs 400:
  • Download the OLA app from the Google play or iTunes store
  • Enter promo code G7P3GJ when creating your account 
  • Book you first ride (anytime) to avail the discount in the first ride itself
  • What are you waiting for, this is applicable in all cities that OLA operates. At the time of writing its available in the following 40 cities
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Delhi
  • Aurangabad
  • Bangalore
  • Madurai
  • Pune
  • Tiruchirappally
  • Chennai
  • Rajkot
  • Goa
  • Jalandhar
  • Jaipur
  • Mysore
  • Hyderabad
  • Udaipur
  • Chandigarh
  • Salem
  • Ahmedabad
  • Mangalore
  • Surat
  • Tirunelveli
  • Indore
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Lucknow
  • Guwahati
  • Amritsar
  • Patna
  • Ludhiana
  • Ranchi
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Ujjain
  • Coimbatore
  • Ajmer
  • Nagpur
  • Jamnagar
  • Nashik
  • Gwalior
  • Vadodara
  • Jodhpur

what are you waiting for download the OLA app now and enter promo code G7P3GJ when creating your account  (don't forget this step)

Monday, October 06, 2014

NIIT Limited appoints Rahul Patwardhan as CEO Designate

NIIT, today, announced the appointment of Rahul Patwardhan as its next CEO. Rahul would take over from Vijay Thadani as CEO from April 1, 2015.

Rahul Patwardhan has earlier worked with NIIT for close to 20 years, and  headed the software business for NIIT Technologies in Europe and APAC in his last assignment in 2004 when he left NIIT to head Logica's India Offshore unit as CEO. At Logica he became the MD of Global App Services leading a revenue line of over $1.5 billion.

This appointment is part of succession planning for the founders of NIIT. Vijay Thadani would be elevated to the role of Vice Chairman and Managing Director. P Rajendran, who was the Chief Operating officer of NIIT would become the joint Managing Director.

His global experience would help NIIT which has been seeing rapid growth in its Managed Training Services business  (Training Outsourcing) where it is among the leading companies in the world.


Monday, September 08, 2014

Join UBER: Get Free Rides In over 200 Cities

UBER is now present in over 200 cities. The cab company which was in the news recently for raising money at valuation of $19 billion continues to offer new users free rides for signing up. The list of cities where you can hail an UBER ride is given below. List of cities where UBER operates is given below. f you are in any of these cities, click here to avail free rides and UBER Credits up to $20

List of cities after the jump:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

UBER Kolkata - Promo Code: Get Free Rides on Luxury Cars

UBER has launched its services in Kolkata. The luxury car service which was already present in 6 cities in India, has taken this to 10, with launches in Chandigarh, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. UBER offers its services in over 160 cities globally.

UBER offers promotional discounts to encourage users to try out the luxury car service You can get free credit from UBER by signing through the following link or signup here with the promo code UBEREQUITY and be amongst the first few to take the ride on cars like Mercedes, Audi, BMW etc and impress your friends and family

UBER Kolkata - Konkana Sen Rides UBER


UBER Chandigarh Promo Code: Free Geri on a Mercedes

UBER has arrived in Chandigarh. The luxury car service which was already present in 6 cities in India has launched in four more cities with quadruple launch in Chandigarh, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. UBER offers its services in over 160 cities globally.

UBER is offering promotional discounts to encourage users to try out the luxury car service You can get free credit from UBER by signing through the following link and be amongst the first few to take the ride on cars like Mercedes, Audi, BMW etc and impress your friends and family.

Or; take a cruise of the Geri-route in a chauffer driven -  S Class Mercedes. Sign up now by signing up here with the promo code UBEREQUITY

UBER Chandigarh - Anupam Kher

Saturday, July 19, 2014

UBER Promo Code - Get Ice Cream

UBER recently served ice cream in their cabs. On July 18 one could call an UBER ride and enjoy free ice cream in 144 cities, in 38 countries over 6 continents. UBER served haagen-dazs ice creams in India. Did you get one

In case you missed the ice cream, you can still get a free ride on a luxury car with UBER. Just sign in with the UBER promo code UBER Equity and take your next journey in style.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

UBER Chopper Rides

UBER is giving you a tour of your city. So what is the big deal you may ask. Well the tour is on a chopper. Yes you read it right 'CHOPPER' . If you are in Bangalore/Mumbai you can chose UBER Chopper to take a scenic tour of the city in a helicopter.

  • When: Saturday, June 14th (Bangalore), June 15th (Mumbai) starting at 9 AM
  • Select UberCHOPPER in the lower menu of the Uber app
  • Press the black bar that reads “Request CHOPPER“. We’ll give you a call for final confirmation.
  • A swanky ride will pick you up and transport you to the helipad.
  • You will be flown around the city’s iconic buildings and locations. You will then be taken back to the helipad, and your car will drop you off to the High Ultra Lounge, for a brunch on the tallest building in the city.
  • Demand will be off the skies and availability will be limited. So you may have to try a few times before you can get a ride.
  • Each request will be for two persons
  • Total fare for two persons - Rs. 4999 (includes door-to-door car service, chopper ride and brunch)
  • Each Chopper ride can seat four persons, so you might share your flight with other riders
Not on UBER yet. As usual, you get additional free credits for signing up with PROMO Code - UBEREQUITY

Friday, June 20, 2014

UBER Launched In Pune: UBER Promo Code

UBER cabs have arrived in Pune. This takes the total no of cities covered in India to 6. Uber had already launched services in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Overall Uber cabs are available in over 100 cities worldwide.
Uber had recently raised fresh funds at pre money valuation of 17 billion dollars. Uber continues to offer free rides to new users. To get your free ride, enter the following code while signing up: uberequity
Or simply sign up at

Do share your experience.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

UBER Vs OLA Luxury Cars - Get Free Rides

Luxury cab rides market in India is heating up and its driven by mobile app companies. Hard to image just sample these

UBER in Mumbai
After lauch of UBER in five india cities, Ola Cabs has also upped its game. The well funded India start up has now tied up with luxury cab companies in India to offer its services across multiple cities. Ola is already present in 8 cities and would be adding other cites soon including Chandigarh.

Ola's Response

Good news for riders in India though. We have cover a long way from our favourite kaali peeli taxis.

Anyways, if you want a free rides on UBER, signup using the following link You get Rs 300 as you UBER Credit. Use additional promo codes after this to get additional discounts.  If Ola is more your thing use the following code while signing up to get Rs 300 in OLA money: G7P3GJ

Happy Riding!


Uber Promo Code Chennai

Ride to and from Chennai Airport is now cheaper on your favourite cabs in Chennai. UBER has done away with the airport charge and now charges the regular fee. Arrive in style at the airport with UBER cab rides

Base Fare: 50.00
Per KM: 15.00
Per Minute: 2.00
Airport Service Fee : 100.00

Certainly cheaper than Meru where charges go up to Rs 25 per kilometre (in Delhi) . Anyways just to make the deal sweeter your get Rs 300 off when you sign up for UBER with

Get another Rs 300 off by entering the promo code post sign up AIRPORTCHENNAI


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Why Congress may spring a few surprises in the current polls

I am no psephology expert, and these are just my thoughts.

Lets agree that, BJP is outspending Congress by a huge margin and their media managers have made very effective use of this spending power. With that as a background, here are a few thoughts for you to consider

Gujarat has certainly grown fast over the last 10 years (next only to Uttrakhand). However 10 other states have outpaced it in growth over the last 5 years (period for which data is available). So while there is much to like about what is called the Gujarat model (frankly, other than a few anecdotes, I know nothing about this famed model), it is certainly not the only 'model'. Gujarat still has prohibition(although per reports there is a 30K crore grey market). Therefore its tough for me to reconcile with the Gujarat model, if I have to buy my weekly fix through the grey market, although my spouse would be happy if it implemented nationwide.

Lets also agree that in cities (certainly the metro cities in North and West India) there is certainly a Modi 'wave'. But it may be imprudent to completely write off Congress for a couple of reasons

1. Anti incumbency vote may get divided between Modi and AAP
2. Congress Government has done tremendous work outside of the main cities in the areas of Education and Healthcare over the last 10 years. Initiatives like NREGA, despite many chinks in execution, are providing livelihood to many and part of the enormous work done on 'Inclusion'. While Congress has failed to highlight this in the media, there is bound to be some goodwill from these initiatives amongst people that have benefited from it.

In any case, if Modi does win, his party may not be the one celebrating over the next 5 years, because it may turn out that the incumbent government is not really more corrupt that the previous government by his party, as is the popular perception. But that this, popular perception, is a result of the tremendous increase in media spotlight/CAG activism over the last few years, This is likely to get amplified even more in the coming 5 years because of the huge expectations being built around him.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

UBER Promo: Free Rides worth 1300++

UBER is participating with Restaurant Week India to offer free rides. If you intend to eat out this week, here is how you can get free rides in luxury cars and make it a special event

How to get free rides on UBER:

1. Sign up on UBER with the promo code UBEREQUITY: This will give you free UBER Credit worth Rs 300 that can be used any time.
2. Now signup on Restaurant Week India: This will give you 2 free rides (worth Rs 500 each ) for a total of Rs 1300 in UBER Credits  (this UBER Promo Code is valid in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai) - Limited time

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