No Mobile Signal for OTP


Sometime’s calamities teaches us how we are dependant or addicted to technologies(or multiple technologies)!!!

It has been 24+ hours since I stayed without internet & mobile signal!!! Eventually there was no Facebook, Instagram, Email, Whatsapp or Talking to friends!!!

I didn’t know how to while away time as there was no radio or TV since there was no power!!!

Couldn’t venture out because of rains and winds and added to that, its all trees on the road!!! My own street was blocked by our mango tree which got uprooted!!!

After all this, I managed to while away the day with much difficulty… Once I woke up it was same situation on Internet, Power and mobile signal but the rains and winds have stopped, so I immediate decided to start to office!!! Nobody could contact me nor I could contact my office folks!!! Anyways I decided to goto office and check!!! To my surprise almost everyone was come before me!!!

Greatest relief after reaching was there was internet & electricity!!! And this is what I badly wanted!!! I couldn’t express the joy or relief!!!

After checking official email, the next thing is to update relatives and friends that we are safe!!!

Then wanted to do my banking transactions and tried to do a NEFT transfer!!! After crossing all the stages I got struck when I was waiting for OTP!!! Only then I realised there was no mobile signal to receive messages šŸ™‚

OTP Screen!!
Waiting to receive OTP!!

Though it is going to take 2-3 days to get back to normal!!! I could sense a great feel of relief!!! Now it is time for FB and Blog!!! 

Then should get back to serious business ;)!!

Enroute to office!!!


On the way to office it all trees on the road!!! But the surprise is people are back to normal life as always!!!

Chakrapani Street!!!
Chakrapani Street!!!
Chakrapani Street near Five Lights looks like a forest!!! The road got blocked!!
Yet another hurdle to office!!! Another street in Kodambakkam!!!
Street at Kodambakkam!!! Had to cross this to office!!!
Grandmother’s Street!!!
Coconut tree at my grandmother’s house!! This tree has sentimental value to me!!! It was planted before I was born, I’ve watered this tree & manures this tree!!! It is really tough to see something die during your lifetime šŸ˜¦

The damage is more than expected but never see people complaining!!! People have started cleaning the roads without government participation!!!

Cyclone Vardah has Paralised Life


As it is a norm for every cyclone, life has come to an halt this time too!!

  • No electricity!!!
  • Roads water logged and travelling is tough!!!
  • No electricity, No TV!!

Also we have declared holiday for our Chennai office folks… So, not much work to be engaged. Just talking to Madurai office folks and working on all pending tasks!!!

We Launched our fourth T2C Outlet at IrungattukottaiĀ 


Launched Our First Franchise & Our Fourth outlet at Irungattukottai near Chennai!!

Would like to thank Mr.Sivaraman for showing trust on T2C business model by investing in our first Franchise!!!
Some glimpse of our Shop Launch;

Temple Town Coffee
Lighting the Lamps!
Temple Town Coffee
Performing Pooja!!
Temple Town Coffee Irungattukottai

Canopy for Temple Town Coffee


Canopy for Temple Town Coffee is ready. Now we are ready to put our Pop-up Kiosks at;

  • Parks
  • Malls
  • Housing Communities
  • Temples
  • Festivals

Soon you can see us and taste our coffee at most famous events in Chennai & Madurai!! 

Setting T2C Canopy
Setting T2C Canopy
Time to pose with T2C Canopy
T2C Canopy is all set!!
T2C Canopy!!
Posing like T2C MASCOT
Temple Town Coffee Canopy
T2C Canopy
Selfie with Temple Town Coffee Canopy

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 IrungattukottaiĀ 


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
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