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March 26, 2013

Happy Holi & Happy Dhuleti

ūüôā ¬†Happy Holi & Happy Dhuleti¬†

Intended to visit a Holi Fire enroute home from office late evening ~ however the usual fire was yet to be lit ~ thought I would miss the Holi Fire today….

…guess what ! when your mind desires it strong it will happen !

Holi Fire Lit at 11.30 pm,March 26,2013 in the Hanuman Temple Compound at Worli


…later past 11 pm enroute to Siddhivinayak Temple it being a Tuesday was blessed by four lit Holi fires enroute ! ~ started at a holi fire lit just below ¬†Ambani’s Antilla on Altamount Road,and then on the Carmichael Road Slope that leads to Pedder Road and then a huge Holi Fire in the Compound of the Front ¬†Main Road Facing Temple at Mahalakshmi and finally at the Hanuman Temple opposite the Shrine of Infant Jesus and St Anthony at Worli ~managed to capture the picture above of ¬†the Holi Fire at Worli ¬†~from the Mobile at 11.30 pm and from across the Road so pardon the grainy quality ~ just imbibe the Blessings

Now Good Night Guys ~ need to snatch a few hours of sleep ~ have to drop daughter to the Station at 5 am ~ she’s going to the IAYP Camp at Dang in Gujarat for a few days ~ leadership and social work

After that let’s play Holi ! ~ just gulal though !

Cheers !

Be Alert when you are Refueling your Car at a Petrol Station

Be Alert when you are Refueling your Car at a Petrol Station

This has happened several times to me before and I have also successfully complained to IndianOil once before

Ensure the ¬†Meter of the Petrol Dispensing Machine is set to ‘Zero’

It happened again this early morning at 6.45 am at IndianOil’s own Petrol Pump at Bhulabhai Desai Road (Warden Road in South Mumbai)

Please ensure that the Meter on the Petrol Dispensing Machine is at ‘ Zero’ before the attendant commences to fill your car’s tank ~ especially when you are guided to a particular dispenser away from the closest one to you as you drive in and when you observe there are at least over ten machines and no other cars !

I always make it a point to get out of the car and have a look before telling him how much to fill ~ he and his cronies will try to divert attention by inquiring if you need to check water or Oil or Coolant or that your tyres have less air….don’t get fooled even if they mean well

The Meter was at 1.33 litres and Rs 100 ! ~ he had not bothered to turn it back to Zero and was already holding the hose which was positioned to begin filling ¬†my petrol tank ¬†~ would have commenced filling the tank from here and I would have been charged for this 1.33 litres and Rs 100 which was not filled ~ they are all in on this and the moment he saw me observing he quickly put the Meter to ‘Zero’ ~ this fraud would have not been detected by your petrol gauge reading of the car

Beware of Spurious or Water Diluted Coolants

They even do this for Coolants ~ If you need to buy the Coolant insist the attendant brings a sealed can and you check if it is properly sealed and open it yourself ¬†~ because it may look sealed to you when he shows it but it may be merely closed or lightly glued ~what happens most if not all the time is that the attendant brings an open can and begins to fill ~ what they do is to mix water to a little coolant prior to filling it and you would be paying over Rs 100 for the Coolant which really was hardly any at all or it may be a spurious coolant …This was the complaint some years ago at the IndianOil Pump opposite the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai that got the attendant and the pump owner in trouble ~ how do you you know they are guilty !? once they begin filling the coolant without having shown you the can,fire them and insist they get another sealed ¬†right away ~ they actually will ! ~ why would they bear a loss of the can already being poured in if it was genuine !? read more

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