Personal Blog - GS Virdi

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dominos is Misleading.

Dear Friends,
Yesterday itself I saw Dominos AD (advertisement) on TV, it was a beautiful AD in which they showed that a young couple had gone to see (in progress) construction of their flat. Very sweetly they imagined how they might be entering their own home, wife sits on bricks as-if she’s sitting on the dining table and husband lights a candle. Then comes a Domino’s delivery boy (to that construction site) to deliver their Pizza order.

The AD was beautifully written/shot but the worst part is behind the curtain… “DOMINOS DOES NOT DELIVER TO SUCH NEW CONSTRUCTION SITES IN RAJ NAGAR EXTENSION, GHAZIABAD” and I strongly doubt about other construction sites also….

This was a rainy day in July 2010 when we’ve shifted our own home in Raj Nagar Extension, Ghaziabad. Those who bought their 1st own house may understand that most probably we’ll not find good shopping places in such area. Where we moved did not have any such shops. After 3 months I was able to locate a Domino Outlet in Raj Nagar District area, I phoned them eagerly place my order, but they sweetly refused to take my order bcoz the said location was out of their delivery area. We were around 60 families living in the society (July 2010), and today after more than 1yr… there are almost 210 families staying in the society. But these numbers does not makes any difference for Dominos Management.

It had been more than 1yr now…. And Dominos, Raj Nagar (District center), Ghaziabad still Do not deliver pizza in Raj Nagar Extension, Ghaziabad.

I had been following up every alternate month to know if they have any plans in progress to deliver up to our society…. But the reply I get is same which I got 1yr back….. The person (Raj Nagar Branch) on the other side of the phone assures so sweetly that they will make strong suggestion to include our location in their delivery area…. But… but….. but………

I felt so much insulted with that new AD, from more than 1yr I had been waiting for the day when Dominos will take my order.  I’m not a pizza maniac… but when I used to order from Sec-18, Noida…. I used to order at least 2-3 times a month. Just imagine how I might be feeling after seeing that misleading AD???  I really feel like screwing the whole management for this. Friends if u also have had such an insulting experience then plz share here.

A harassed Pizza Luver.

Monday, September 19, 2011

3rd Earthquake in 24Hrs; and the 2nd quake within 8Hrs (India).

Another 4.3-magnitude earthquake hits Northeast

Press Trust of India, Updated: September 19, 2011 13:47 IST

Shillong:  An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale shook parts of Meghalaya today, the seismic observatory here said.

The mild intensity quake was recorded at 12.52 am and its epicenter was located along the Meghalaya-Bangladesh border, officials at the observatory said.

There have been no reports of any damage or injury. A 6.8-magnitude tremor, epic entered on the Sikkim-Nepal border, was felt across north and east India last evening. It was followed by two aftershocks measuring 6.1 and 5.3 on the Richter scale.

Last evening's tremor was the biggest quake felt in the Northeast since 1988.


Read more at:
http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/another-4-3-magnitude-earthquake-hits-northeast-134693&cp

 

Previous Earthquake: http://virdigs.blogspot.com/2011/09/2nd-earthquake-in-two-days-india.html

 



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2nd Earthquake in two days (India)

Magnitude 3.9-earthquake strikes Maharashtra, epicenter at Latur

Indo-Asian News Service, Updated: September 19, 2011 11:08 IST

Mumbai:  An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter Scale shook Maharashtra on early Monday, barely 12 hours after a powerful quake jolted northern and eastern India, an official said.

According to an official of the Seismological Monitoring Centre, the quake was felt at 6.22 am with the epicenter in Latur district.

Though there are unconfirmed reports of minor damage to a few houses in some villages, no casualties have been reported so far, an official said.

The quake was felt, among other areas, in Latur, Parbhani, Osmanabad and Solapur districts.

 


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

1 mosquito coil = 100 cigarettes (Experts)

Indo-Asian News Service, Updated: September 01, 2011 15:45 IST
New Delhi:  Smoke emitted from one mosquito repellent coil is equivalent to those of 100 cigarettes, thus causing harm to a large number of people in India, an expert said on Wednesday.

"Not many people know about it, but the damage done to your lungs by one mosquito coil is equivalent to the damage done by 100 cigarettes. This was according to a recent study conducted in Malaysia," said Chest Research Foundation director Sandeep Salvi.

He was speaking at the conference 'Air Pollution and Our Health', organized by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) along with the Indian Council for Medical Research and the Indian Medical Association.

Mr Salvi said there is a lack of awareness about the impact of air pollution on human health.

Pointing out the "lack of research culture" among Indian doctors, Salvi said that indoor air pollution too is a health risk factor.

Participants at the event, which included doctors and health researchers, also spoke about vehicular air pollution in the capital.

According to estimates, about 55 per cent of Delhi's population lives within 500 metres from main roads - and is, therefore, prone to a variety of physical disorders.

"The vehicular pollution is a major concern for the environment. The rising incidents of genetic disorder have a lot to do with air pollution. India loses one million children under five because of respiratory problems every year," said Sanjeev Bagai, the chief executive officer of Batra Hospitals.

He said industries also contribute to the air pollution and these need to be shifted out of the capital.

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