About Me

These are the jottings of a retired Indian bureacrat.
I have led a life time of study, work and enjoyment -
a most satisfying life.

I love reading, writing, photography and keeping pets.
I have travelled a lot. I have written a lot including several books.
I have taught post graduat students.

This blog will contain reminiscences scatted over several decades.
They will also contain photographs.

If I am not coherent, this is because of the time involved.
A life time can not be compressed into a moment.

If you enjoy what you read, tell others. I
f you find occasion to criticise, do so, but please let me be the first to hear.

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55 thoughts on “About Me

  1. PARITI V SAI KRISHNA BHARGAVA on

    Dear Sir/madam,
    On july 12 2016 I took a ride from Madhapur to Kukatpally to reach my office.The cab fare was Rs 53.56.
    The amount was deducted thrice from my account.
    I sent an email to uber cistomer support in this regard but they are not giving a proper response.

    Can I sue them for negligence ??

  2. Pramod Shenoy on

    I stay in a co-operative housing society in Koparkhairane, Navi Mumbai. There is a leakage from the flat above mine due to water continuously drips in my house. I have raised this matter with the owner of the flat (who has let out the falt to a family) by sending letters to him via courier. I have also been writing emails to the flat owner with a .cc to my society members. I had requested a contractor to inspect the leakage and provide a quotation. The quotation of the repair is about 50k. I do not want to share the cost of the repair and hence the owner of the flat is not ready to carry out the repair in his flat. What are the options that are available for me to ensure that the owner goes ahead with the repairs?

  3. Anil Kumar G on

    Dear Sir,

    We have purchased a silk sari from South India Shopping Mall, Hyderabad Telangana. After stitching the blouse and on first use only the blouse was damaged. We approached the Mall for exchange of the damaged product but they refused for it. I want to know whether these products are comes under Consumer forum purview or not. If it comes under purview how i need to proceed to get better compensation or exchange.

  4. Dear Sir,

    I have a problem of not getting the credits into my credit card account of SBI against the cancellations of railway tickets done through IRCTC internet transaction. This problem is between 25th August 2016 and 7th October 2016 and spread over five transactions. IRCTC says they have cancelled the tickets and refunded as per procedure. SBI is at a loss to know about it and they have not confirmed the credit. I have taken up both with IRCTC as well as SBI by mail as well as letters by Speed Post on 8th October 2016. There are several mails I have sent to both these parties. The replies are vague. Ultimately I could get one specific data from IRCTC which I am submitting below. I have forwarded this data also to SBI from where I am yet to hear. I stay in Palakkad (Kerala). If I have to file a consumer complaint before the Dist. Consumer Forum what are the formalities I am supposed to follow? Please advise me. Regards.
    PNR: 4534785701 Transaction Id: 100000572096209

    RFND AMT STATUS SETTLEMENTID ACTUAL REFUND DATE REMARKS RFND TYPE BANK REFUND TXN ID

    465.0 REFUNDED 100000572096209 26-Aug-2016 Y: Refund request has been accepted. Refund for Cancellation 862366

    and

    PNR: 2421221553 Transaction Id: 100000573239324

    RFND AMT STATUS SETTLEMENTID ACTUAL REFUND DATE REMARKS RFND TYPE BANK REFUND TXN ID

    2630.0 REFUNDED 100000573239324 14-Sep-2016 Y: Refund request has been accepted. Refund for Cancellation 898847

    and

    PNR: 2649405831 Transaction Id: 100000573158885

    RFND AMT STATUS SETTLEMENTID ACTUAL REFUND DATE REMARKS RFND TYPE BANK REFUND TXN ID

    1490.0 REFUNDED 100000573158885 14-Sep-2016 Y: Refund request has been accepted. Refund for Cancellation 905329

    and

    PNR: 4742257338 Transaction Id: 100000568814038

    RFND AMT STATUS SETTLEMENTID ACTUAL REFUND DATE REMARKS RFND TYPE BANK REFUND TXN ID

    4715.0 REFUNDED 100000568814038 07-Oct-2016 Y: Refund request has been accepted. Refund for Cancellation 744822

    and

    PNR: 8350045194 Transaction Id: 100000573158871

    RFND AMT STATUS SETTLEMENTID ACTUAL REFUND DATE REMARKS RFND TYPE BANK REFUND TXN ID

    1490.0 REFUNDED 100000573158871 14-Sep-2016 Y: Refund request has been accepted. Refund for Cancellation 905328

  5. B K DALAL on

    Can I send my plaint by post to the Distict Forum? I am a senior 80+ ,am in Mumbai, do not find convenient to go personally. I intend to file my dispute RE Travel Insurance against United travel Insurance Co . Are u based in Mumbai?

    BK DALAL

    PS; Yr guidance is good.

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