The Three Chaiwalas!!!


Today I’m seriously considering to enter politics!!! Want to see if luck will favour another Chaiwala!!!

RIP Iron Lady


I’m no big fan of Jayalalitha!!! But I admire her;

  • Attitude
  • Persistence
  • Fighting Back

Though her rule has be ridiculed for;

  • Lack of development
  • Corruption
  • Autocratic Decisions

She was able to fight back every time she was written off from politics!!! 

I pray for her soul to rest in peace!!!

An evening to remember!!!


It was an ordinary day at the shop!!! I went to the shop by 4 PM to work on some new beverages we were planning to introduce!!!

Already rumours have started to spread about CM!!! It was panic and I could see the roads crowded and people driving crazy to reach home!!!

Around 5.30 PM there was a news from Thanthin TV that the CM is dead!!! Within minutes all the shops, showrooms & offices were closed!!!

That is when thought of keeping the Shop open until our normal closing hour!! I asked Jegan if we could do that and he spontaneously said we can!!! 

Then what?? We sent all the lady staff home and we kept the shop open!!! It was electrifying crowd and we couldn’t manage!!!

In 3 hours we had almost 100+ bills, 200+ foot falls and all the raw materials at shop got over!!! In fact we closed the shop  only when the milk got over!!!

In between there were some party workers who insisted to shut the shop and the situation was diffused by Jegan!!!


We had people thronging the shop as there were no shops… People were requesting for;

  • Milk for kids!!! 
  • They were asking for all the cookies as they had no stock of snacks!!!
  • Some had not choice to eat and they settled for coffee and snacks!!!

My main aim to go for the risk is to get the mileage and to earn the customer visibility & loyalty!!! Fortunately we were able to strike both as customers were thanking us for keeping the shop open against the vulnerability!!!

Finally I’d like to thank Jegan, Sabastian, Ravi & Chandru for supporting me on this risky endeavour!!!

Trial run for T2C Irungattukottai 


Today ran thru the trial run for Temple Town Coffee Irungattukottai & our first Franchise!!!


Ravi Sir making us some excellent coffee!!!


Tasting the first Coffee!!! I declare the shop is ready for the Launch ;)!!!


Here is our banner with the MASCOT!!!

Everything went well and we are all set for our launch on 9 December 2016!!

Launching MASCOT for T2C


As of today, we’re launching our MASCOT, a traditional Coffee Master from a rural coffee shop in Tamil Nadu!!!

T2C MASCOT
Coffee Master T2C

It is time to move my loyalty from Naturals Salon



It is time to change my decade long loyalty with Naturals Salon… As a person who has seen their service for a decade, I can feel the deterioration in their service standards…

I remember during the early days there would be a hair wash before a hair cut… That process is stopped long back and when I questioned they said it was management decision to stop it…

Likewise I could see they are cutting down on a lot of things…

Let me share today’s experience!!!

I went for a haircut, shave and oil massage…


Once I was made to sit and in less than 5 min there was power cut… There was one other guy who was having a haircut at that time…

Both the guys who were attending us started wandering as though they had the responsibility to fix the situation… Then the supervisory/incharge called some other guy who knew the process… The guy attending us went up for helping the other person… The left us with a partial hair cut to load the Genset with diesel… There was no courtesy to ask for an excuse from us…

Then after my haircut it was shaving and the person didn’t apply aftershave… This even a roadside salon guy will do it without fail..

Then went for an oil massage and already they have cut down on their time a lot… Now after doing the massage for 10 min he called me for a head wash… I told him until last time I would be put on a heater after my massage… I told him during early days they use to do a massage post heating and that process cut… Now they have stopped putting heater too…


I can understand that focus on customers falls when one concentrates on expansion and monitising the opportunity…

From next time on I’m planning to try some upcoming small or one shop beauty salons which put the emphasise on customers…

Rule by Divide


To rule India, the Britishers exaggerated the Divide on caste, religion and language amongst the Indians, to rule the country and they did it successfully for almost two centuries…

Now even after 68 years of independence we have only increased the divide for political and personal gains for certain individuals!!

Our political system is divided on the lines of;

  • Religion
  • Caste
  • Language
  • Race
  • Leftist Ideology
  • Rightist Ideology
  • Socialism
  • Secularism
  • Atheisms
  • Rich
  • Poor 

And many more without my knowledge… 

Though the beauty of democracy is freedom of speech and dissents… The sad part is every opportunity is killed citing this divide…

This country deserves more than what it is today… The reason for growth stagnation is the divide… Also allowing India to integrate like America is simply a Political Suicide…

So, keeping my fingers to see if a Strong & Integrated India can be implemented!!

Irritating Staff at Toll Points


Getting irritated by the behaviour of toll point staffs…

Today started my drive down to Chennai from Pollachi… My toll started from Coimbatore L&T toll and the toll charge was ₹31 and I gave him ₹50…

The staff sitting on the booth asked for ₹1 or ₹2 or ₹5… When I said I didn’t have change, he made so much fuss & facial gestures before tendering the change…

In the next toll the toll cost is ₹80 & I gave ₹500… The toll staff here showed his frustration by asking what will he do if I give 500 bucks in the morning..

I told the second toll guy that even I’m frustrated paying Toll in spite of paying Road Tax, Income Tax, Service Tax, Sales Tax and many more taxes…

I asked if I’ve option to evade that toll? He said no choice… I told him two things and moved;

  1. He has no choice but to serve me..
  2. He is a public servant and he has to service politely…

Then in my 7th toll point the cost of toll was ₹47 and when I gave him ₹50 he tendered only ₹2… When I asked him for ₹1 he said he is not having change for ₹1…


I told him that is not my problem and I said I’m not moving without my ₹1… Then he went to next counter and got my change back… Again he gave me a staring look…

This is my 7 toll for the day and there were issues with 3 tolls and I’ve 4 more toll points cross… 

There are many other irritating things in tolls like;

  • They give very old/damaged notes as change.. When we ask for a replacement they show gestures…
  • When we accept old/damaged notes and offer the same in next tolls, mostly they deny accepting it…

I don’t have issues accepting such notes provided every toll accepts them…

Also the congestion caused at the toll points is another frustration where we are made to wait for a tax we pay..

These days I’ve accepted such situations and I’ve built an expertise to deal with this toll folks… When I see a person showing attitude I revert back by showing mine…

One experience with a toll staff who denied taking a damaged ₹10 note which I got from a previous toll.. The toll fee was ₹53 and I gave him ₹1000 and I kept returning the change he offered me and frustrated him for 30 min… 

Though I had to become a nuisance for other travellers I wanted to do it to teach them a lesson…

I made the manager attend me and apologise on behalf of the staff… Then I wrote a formal complaint and moved..

I’m not sure if they moved my complaint… It’s been more than 6 months and I got no response from NHAI or the firm which got the contract to operate the Toll…

I’m planning to write a letter to about my experience to Nitin Gadkari under who’s ministry Highway Department comes… Let’s see how the ministry responds..

My Secrets


As a person I cannot keep Secrets and cannot be Secretive!!!

But I’ve my own share untold secrets, though they are very minimal!!!

As always most of the secrets were the crush I had on girls… Mostly I kept those crush as secrets without opening/expressing with those girls!!

Not sure how life would have turned up if I had opened up with those girls… But there is no point in talking about them now…

Also I don’t want to open up about those secret crush girls, because they are all married and settled with kids…

But when I look back I envy those days… I kept following those girls and I admired them without their knowledge..

Admiring a girl without her knowledge and keeping the feeling within is an unexplainable experience…

But I don’t have any regrets today because I’m not sure if I’d have become an entrepreneur if I had fallen for love…

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