Author: Jassisays

JUGMUG JAMURA

  Disclaimer: Let me start the way I start all my articles with a disclaimer. I did not get paid for this article, doing it because I like this venture and I like the person behind it, Jiten, and I will call him Jamura for the rest of the article. Disclaimer 2: Just because I…

Liquor just 500 meters away

Disclaimer: It is customary to start with the disclaimer. It is important. I like doing it this way. Back to the topic: disclaimer was important because this article is on liquor and I am a teetotaller (daru nahin Peeta, just in case the word is too big for your intelligence level). India is my country,…

Pan Masala Advertising

Disclaimer: This is supposedly my first post on marketing/ advertising (supposedly used just like that-a heavy word in the first line of the post supposedly creates a good impression). There will be whole lot of them. I am no expert at marketing but I studied marketing management and then working for many many years with…

Writer’s block. Runner’s block.

Disclaimer: I have not written in a long time so i cant call myself a writer. I know of writer’s block and has been happening to me. Either I don’t get ideas or I am not penning them down. Just plain lazy I guess. Disclaimer 2: Runner’s block: I was not sure if that term…

10 tips for your first marathon. No. 9 is most important.

  Disclaimer: I am not a very experienced runner, only about 15 races done but have learnt some things which can help first timers at any marathon. Also these are not prescriptive so use your own judgement and dont blindly follow these tips. Also assuming that you have done the hard word and training and you are…

Gurgaon Road Runners

Grrr… No it is not the abbreviation, I am actually grinding my teeth in disgust. I know everybody would be writing good things about this group, I have a different take. Read on if you wish. My first run with the group: dooms day The fateful day when I decided to run with them at…

Owning a Royal Enfield: The Journey

DIsclaimer: Yes I own a Royal Enfield, Desert Storm 500 and love riding it. This article is an outcome of the journey so far with my Royal Enfield. Disclaimer 2: Its a serious topic, so the sarcasm would be spared. So how does it all start: The dilemma: To buy or not to buy: The…

AIRTEL 4G: How to switch and enjoy?

Disclaimer: I do not have a 4G enabled device but I know what 4G means. Also I do not often write on tech but I am sure this would be useful. Sarcasm guaranteed. So Airtel launched 4G and it’s all over media (outdoor, news print, tv, radio etc.). Radio ad caught my attention in particular.…

Rape of a 68 yr old: Independence Day revisited

Disclaimer: for all those excited by the topic,  there is no physical rape here so move on. I am both sad and ashamed to narrate this. And this has not happened just once, it has been happening for many many years now,  in fact since birth. First rape happened when the country got independence. Few…

OnePlus Two: What to Expect on 27th July?

Disclaimer: First post on technology and I will keep it no nonsense. The post is very very simple to understand for anyone. OnePlus Two is coming on 27th July. Are you eagerly waiting? The only reason you should wait is with the launch, the price of OnePlus One will crash and you buy it then.…

Hydrating during runs and races

Disclaimer: I am in a dilemma whether to have a funny tone to this post or a serious one but I will let it flow naturally and my fickle mindedness will ensure the humour. This article is totally based on personal experience and not at all prescriptive. I am not an expert, just a serious runner…

Simple secrets for successful Social Media Campaigns

Disclaimer: Written only out of experience. Am not an expert at social media, nor do I claim victory for any great work done in this field (while I have but I am humble you see) It was very common for me to see people writing mails declaring victory for short campaigns (one hour long, one…

2 Minute Maggi Noodles: To eat or Not to eat?

Cross your heart and say that you have not had Maggi and that you don’t love it and I shall name my site after you. We have all grown up to Maggi and loved it, from our childhood till date, when we are out on mountains, on a trek, bike ride, picnic, anywhere.  So, why…

The P e r o press kit

Disclaimer: You all know that I am new to blogging (just born about 6 months back) and have written about a few weird topics and not been very regular with my writing (last post was in Feb) but there is one topic which compelled me to sit down and write because it needs attention. Attention…

4 Names you can never spell correctly in the first attempt.

Disclaimer: This post is not supposed to demean any name, cast, creed, religion, region etc. It is just to show my incompetency to spell certain names correctly no matter how hard i try. Now coming to the background: I have worked in a corporate setup for many years and have always felt good sending out…

The Great Indian Railways Toilet

Disclaimer: Not much has been written about this topic, nor many pictures have been clicked, but I took the trouble so better appreciate this post. Of-late you have been very miserly with your comments.    Disclaimer 2: This is a complete guide to use the Indian Railways Toilet successfully. Also to give it its due…

FOMO: Fear of missing out.

As Wikipedia says it “Fear of missing out or FOMO is a form of social anxiety, whereby one is compulsively concerned that one might miss an opportunity for social interaction, a novel experience, profitable investment or other satisfying event. The fear is especially associated with modern technologies such as mobile phones and social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter, which provide constant opportunity for comparison of…

AiryTell Chief’s interview on VOIP tariff and net neutrality

Disclaimer: This is a product of my wild imagination and there is no iota of truth in this post but I found the topic quite interesting and since it impacts my life, it is imperative that this is brought up.   So when I read about differential tariff for VOIP and net neutrality I called…

42.195: My first!

Disclaimer: It might sound like blowing my own trumpet but so be it (BTW have never seen a trumpet, in real life I mean; have you? send me a picture), its 42.195 and no easy feat. 42.195 here in question are kilometers that you run to complete a marathon (just clarifying for the uninitiated). Disclaimer 2: Showing full respect to the distance, I…

Dummy’s Guide to Avoid #Rape (last one is most important)

Disclaimer: These are just my views, loaded with SARCASM, use or apply at your own risk.    Yes we all know its a hot topic, following #UBER incident, and many others reported and many more unreported.   First and foremost we should look at the figures reported by the police department. The number is increasing…

Acceptance

This is a very difficult one to write as it is philosophical hence have been pushing it for the last two weeks. But too long an absence from writing would really push my readers (don’t know if I have any) away.  We as the topic says, it is about acceptance. Well it can be interpreted…

The Traffic Heroes

Disclaimer: This post is being written with a lot of sarcasm as I am a good driver and absolutely can’t tolerate these heroes on the road and am ok to take up a fight with them as and when required (and this is not road rage) Basis my 18 years of driving experience (don’t start…

What’s for dinner?

Disclaimer: Let me take care of the pleasantries first. A disclaimer is a must. This blog is about life and its sarcasms and this post is not funny. A random thought crossed my head when I sat down for dinner today. What did I have on my plate? Rice, Dal, Rajma, Bharwa Mirch, and Aloo…

Clients are from Mars, Agencies from Venus

Disclaimer: I have not read the book (Men are from Mars, Women from Venus) and don’t intend to do the same (just trying to show off with a cool title)   Another Disclaimer: This article is inspired by my experiences with various agencies that I have worked with as a CLIENT (I take pride in…

Why do I run?

Disclaimer: I have uploaded the before after picture at my own risk, fully aware of the fact that posting such embarrassing pictures can lead to reduced number of followers but I have taken this sacrifice to motivate you. Why do I run? Well everyone would think its a valid question, does he not have anything…

The Perfect Market Visit

 Have you ever worked in a marketing role, in a FMCG or consumer durables or lubricants (I meant auto – well even otherwise it would qualify as FMCG) company. Life is cool, you meet agencies, you work with consumers, air conditioned offices till you hear the dreaded words from your boss- “kabhi market gaya hai,…

How to pretend you have or had an #iPhone6

Those who read my post yesterday would assume that I have an #iPhone6 but the smarter ones (not referring to you) would have made out that I don’t (I left a subtle hint in the post). But no one can tell the difference. It’s the same like “if you are not brave, pretend to be,…

People wasted INR 53500/- and didn’t buy an #iPhone 6. What the 6th guy did was crazy.

Disclaimer: This article is best viewed on an #iPhone 6. Those who don’t have the device, please log off right now and go home (i say go home because i assume if you don’t have an #iPhone 6 yet you are probably at a cyber cafe (yes i mean it, cyber cafe) trying to read this blog which is…

“8 Simple steps to get 78% of friends on FB to be Females” Step 7 is “Most important.”

Let me put things into perspective first. Why was it important for me to achieve that number? I was born in a middle class family in a small town (well this might not have any connection to the subject but just saying), went to a boys school, then a college which had 6 girls in…

The 168 Hour Work Week

Now after much procrastination (big word used, don’t know if it spelt correclty, i know the meaning though) I finally begin to pen down my thoughts. Now about the title, no this is not some super smart stuff, take 24 and multiply it by 7 and there you are 168.    My close friends and…

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