Showoff in Doodhwala’s functions in Gurgaon

Gurgaon is known as the city of multinational companies and MNC executive. But I suppose that Gurgaon is the city of doodhwala’s and so called zamindar (farmers).

Most of the big commercial and business real estates in gurgaon came in existence after the collaboration with Gurgaon land owners. Most of them are Yadav, Jaat or Kumhar in Gurgaon. Not long time ago they were not able to afford even a scooter and good food. But now they don’t talk about any car below then Scoda. When it comes to showoff, hats off to these guys.

Yesterday I was in function of same type of guys. He has the collaboration in two big commercial buildings at prime location in Gurgaon. No idea about Rental by other residential property, its huge. The occasion was lagan (engagement) of his brother. Function is no less then a big marriage. Wonderful tent setup. There were about 45 round table with sitting capacity of 6 on each table. Out of those on about 35 table was with two wines bottles and fully occupied. I was with my friend. With him I met with guys on at least 5 different tables. Great all were millionaire. Talk to them and god its like you are talking to a criminal, murderer, 100% illiterate and non sense guy. I suppose condition was same on each table.

Now see heights of showoff
Host to everybody
– You know there were 18 red light cars at entry during the of ceremony.
– From DLF, Vatika top shots to small dealer everybody is present here.
– Chahey ek peti piye koi chahey 1 bottal, koi sahi halat mein ghar nahi jana chahiye.
– Bhai badi bat kar di …. Tu ek peti daur ki ghar liye bager nahi jayega
– You can see the Scoda, Endeavour, Sonata and some other good cars just at entry(one can figure out its just showoff)

So much money is going in the hands of these types of guys. I don’t see a good future and culture in Gurgaon.

God help Gurgaon.

Tata Safari DICOR VTT 2.2

I donno about this car but one of my close friends is looking to buy this vehicle. Fortunately both of us were at the TATA Dhingra motor service station today for getting out own TATA Safari serviced. Saw a number of customers with Tata Safari turbo VTT 2.2 telling their bad experience bout the vehicle. One of them was a guy who had purchased a new one day before yesterday and now standing at the workshop to get the CD changes as well as the “Fuel Pump” repaired. This is insane!!!

Home Center by Lifestyle

Had a visit at this place in the MGF Plaza mall…. I was actually looking for furniture for decorating my kids room but found out that they only keep at the most 2 design for the kids furniture. As far as I know, this is the largest furniture showroom I have ever seen in India. They have more than 20 varieties of bedrooms available for display. Other than that they have dining tables, sofa sets, rocking chairs, computer tables. The prices are definitely at a higher side, but its worth having a visit to know the latest design available in the market.

Audi A4 : Tested it today

Well that’s true a close friend of mine is planning to take one and both of us had a test drive today at the Audi showroom in Sector 53. Well I was told that it is the best and the biggest showroom in India at the moment. Had a look at almost all the models A4 A6 Q7 and Audi TT.

Well, there’s no doubt Audi TT was the best among the all in looks as well as specs. but the price is also the best nearly 55 Lakhs bucks.

Talking about the Audi A4, I drove it for 16 kms and yes.. it’s damn good in driving comfort, accessories, internal monitoring and control systems. Definitely I can’t compare the same segment cars of Volkswagen, Mercedes and BMW etc etc as this was the first time I drove a 32 lakhs sedan. This car has 14 internal speakers with fantastic sound quality and a preinstalled screen which will tell you almost each and every activated function you are using while driving it. Auto and 7 manual gears and a reverse gear (8 gears in all), a superb display panel for the driver with almost all the things a driver would like to have. Sun and moon roof, automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors.. blah blah blah. And in the end my friend booked one.

The delivery of his car is in October now and I’m waiting for it too. Will write a more detailed review as soon as I drive it again.. and hopefully to Goa.

Safdarjang Hyundai – Painful Experience

Well, these guys are new in Gurgaon compare to the Orion Hyundai workshop but they have defiantly got a better name Orion. My experience was truly not good with these guys. I don’t know about the service section guys but the insurance claim and the body shop guys are really cunning or maybe inexperienced. Here’s the whole story.

My dad and driver on the way to Mathura had an accident with the tractor trolly and the car (Hyundai accent) was hit on the left side damaging 2 doors, bo-nut and tail light. Thankfully nobody was injured. Just because of a better brand value, we went to Sufdarjung Hyundai workshop in Gurgaon Udyog Vihar for repair and insurance claim of the vehicle. The guys sitting in the body shop inspected that car and said that they would like to REPLACE every damaged part. I insisted on repairing of the parts but they said that the survey is to be done first and then it will be decided that whatever is to be replaced and repaired. I was called again in the evening to meet the surveyor and have a discussion with him on the same issue. It was then decided that all the damaged parts are repairable and does not need to be replaced. Thankfully, I was not carrying the company seal which was needed to fill the insurance claim papers.

The next day when I went to the workshop for the sealing and signing the papers, the workshop guys told me that the doors cannot be repaired and the need to be replaces. When I asked then about the talks with the surveyor I was told that

Who the hell is surveyor to tell us that the part is to be repaired or replaced.

My god!!! This was first time I had ever heard anything like that. I asked the gentleman that when the surveyor has passed the repairing of that parts,,, how can you replace them and who will pay the depreciation for it. He has the same answer that

We Don’t know Who the hell is surveyor to tell us that the part is to be repaired or replaced . If you want the work to start, you will have to get the parts replaced.

Well.. I had no option, but to take my vehicle back from the workshop since these guys think that they are superior than the insurance companies. These guys are more interested in their sale rather than benefiting the customers. At last when I asked this Body Shop guy to give me his visiting card he refused and said there’s no use, I won’t give it coz I know you will make a complaint. Boss, if you know that the customer is gonna make a complaint then you know that you are doing a mistake. And you should also know that there are more than 1000 ways that I can arrange your card.

Now I am getting my car REPAIRED at another authorized workshop of Hyundai without paring a single penny in depreciation. I personally recommend the owners of damaged or accidental cars to be cautious with Safdarjang Hyundai while making the estimates.

The Monk and Axis restaurants at Galaxy Hotel

I had a meeting with a client today at Galaxy hotel in Sector 15 Gurgaon near to me house. The good thing is that I never new that I had suck a beautiful restaurant nearby with good food too. The bad thing is that it’s one of the costliest in my experience. Three glasses of juice, 2 coffees a grilled sandwitch and a corn pakoda costed me approx 1700 bucks. This is damn costly. I could have visited the 32nd milestone which belongs to the same owner (I think) and is comparatively much cheaper.

Gurgaon Power … No power

The problem of electricity in Gurgaon is getting worse day by day. I don’t know when the occupancy of properties in Gurgaon will increase after the residential projects will complete on Sohna Road and Golf course road, then from where will get the power.

I wish some private player should think of coming here coz we (at least I) are not bothered to pay extra for electricity but it has to be uninterrupted.

MGF Metropolis Mall

I liked the design of the mall. Almost same as the Metropolitan Mall but much cleaner a less crowded, has a better atrium space and better brands than Metropolitan. As soon as you enter the mall, you have most of the sports brands (nike, reebok etc.) at your left. At the right you have CTC Plaza, Archies and other nice showrooms. Other brands like Yatra.com, bibs and cribs, a mobile store by future group, food court are there. At the week ends you can enjoy live music by some band.

Should Delhi Metro be above, under or on the Ground?

As Delhi metro is progressing with their speedy work on in Gurgaon. More and more people are criticizing the fact that the Delhi Metro is above the ground. People says that it should be made underground as done in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi Station, Chawri Bazaar line. Well taking about the cost, it is almost double in the underground project but it’s a one time investment.

I personally feel that after facing 5 minor earthquakes in Gurgaon the last 7 years. We don’t know when we may face it again and the probability of surviving in an object which is 80 feets under the ground is almost 0 (zero) in that case. Not only the passengers who will be traveling, but also those who will be present in the underground station will not survive in that case. If you are above the ground you have some option to survive at least.