Month: February 2016

February 29, 2016

Indian Govt. retroactively changes EPF withdrawal rules severely limiting usefulness

In an unpredictable and unprecedented move, the Indian Govt. has retrospectively revised rules relating to EPF withdrawals which are sure to cause angst and anger among the salaried citizens of the country. The rules make it much harder for employees to use their funds before retirement and even go ahead and prohibit the withdrawal of all the funds before the age of 58. Change 1 […]

February 29, 2016

John Oliver demolishes Donald Trump on Last Week Tonight #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain

John Oliver has broken his silence on a floof of cheetos with a toupe wanting to become US President, John works hard to demolish misconceptions around the floof ball showing how Donald Floof Drumpf has been financing his own campaign, has good business sense or that he never lies and has good words. Watch the video in its full glory here :

February 29, 2016

Try out Zotory.com for your innerwear needs !

I usually stay away from reviews of Indian e-commerce websites since there are so many, but I would like to promote this fledgling startup offering great value on innerwear. I was looking for a particular brand of vests and couldn’t find it anywhere online except on this site. The vests were great value and the website offered free shipping. It was cheaper than what the […]

February 25, 2016

Starbucks nixes loyalty program : Classic example of if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it !

After having moved to America, I admired few things as much as the Starbuck’s loyalty program. Basically you earned a star for every visit to a Starbucks store and it took 30 stars to reach gold status. After you reach gold status, you would get a free drink every 12 stars.  It was nothing great especially when you consider that McDonald’s McCafe has a 5 […]

February 18, 2016

Is Freedom ‘251’ Fraudam ‘251’ ? Cheap cellphone maker must answer pressing questions

Visiting India is always a bittersweet experience for me. I see so many things changing but so many things remain the same. Who can forget the dud Aakash tablet ? And now hot on its heels comes the latest ‘’pretend’ to make in India product, the Freedom 251 phone. The phone launched at a price point of Rs. 251 promises that its the world’s cheapest […]