Need information on Car Tyres


Already touched 57000 KM on my car and it is time to change the tyres!!!

Just when I was thinking about it, I came across tyres section in PayTM!!!


Now I need some details/information before going with online purchase!!!

Is it safe to buy online?
Just want to make sure if I’ll be getting genuine tyres and it is not duplicate or retreaded one!!

How to check genuinity?

How should I confirm if they are genuine first hand tyres!!! Will I get any quality certificate??

Is possible to negotiate with dealers with online prices??

Want to know if it possible to get online discount with dealers… Haven’t negotiated with dealers, just want to understand if someone has done it already??

Does online purchase cover warranty?

Though they claim it is warranty covered… I keep getting contradicting opinions and it is really confusing… Want to know if anyone availed warranty for any online purchase!!

Can I buy online and get it attached/fitted on the car by a dealer?

Will dealers get the tyre fitted to the car even if I purchase online..

What is the difference between 88T, 88H & 88S?

When I searched I found that my car needs 165/80 R14 tyres… But still I see 88T, 88H & 88S sub-classifications… I want to know the difference between those sub-classifications!!!

Leaping towards the Sales Target


Just realised that we are leaping towards the sales target on a Leap year day…

Though we have planned to accomplish the target way ahead and derived strategies to accomplish the target, we became complacent in between…

But it is good to see folks working as a team to accomplish the target at any cost before the end of the day…

Now we are to cover the last mile and just 2% short of our target… Wish we could accomplish this in less than an hour… Now we are;

  • Aggressively following up with customers…
  • Calling new prospects…
  • Trying to Cross Sell & Up Sell to existing customers..
  • Pushing customer on Live Chat…

If folks accomplish the target I’ve planned to offer a surprise to my CTO!!!

Getting Annoyed with my Mother & Vijay TV



Vijay TV has bugged all the house holds in Tamil Nadu and I’m one of the victims of this stupid channel…

Today being a Sunday my mother is hooked to this channel and it was only Vijay TV all thru the day…

Not sure why this addiction towards this Channel which exaggerates every small thing, make crying a daily affair and dramatise every opportunity…

I don’t see any value in their programmes.. But don’t understand how the same parents who use to trash me for watching cricket matches and movies on TV have become victims themselves…

My aversion towards the channel only incereases every passing day and not sure where it is going to lead me…

Today I went crazy on my mother because;

  • In four days she has exhausted the Internet bandwidth by watching video’s of Vijay TV programs…
  • Everyday evening when I come home it is Vijay TV…
  • Today being a Sunday it is Vijay TV all the day…
  • Even with neighbours she keeps discussion about Airtel Super Singer or Neeya Naana…

Not sure how to handle this situation… I don’t want to be angry on my mom… But not sure if I should allow her with her addiction or to stop her watching Vijay TV and engage her in some other activity…

Birthday 2016 – Lunch with CCS Folks


It has been a low profile birthday this time and went for lunch at Thalapakatti with my Co-Flounder Bala & with couple of CCS folks!!!

What is in a Filter Coffee?



What is soo special about a Coffee/Filter Coffee??

I keep wondering often, because;

  • Coffee post in Instagram gets a lot of Likes..
  • Post in FB gets Likes and Comments..
  • In Twitter it increases my followers..

Just wondering what is soo attractive about Coffee to get this much traction…

So, with this instinct I’m planning to venture into Coffee Business… It might sound wired but true… Venturing on instincts!!! 

I’m sure this Social Media traction will also apply to in person traction and get business…

Ricky Ponting and his attitude towards SUCCESS!!!



It’s a story about Ricky Ponting, one of the Greatest Cricketers to have ever approached the game.

The trait that made Ponting different from other cricketers was his sheer attitude towards the game. It was his never-say-die spirit. It’s a revelation of that attitude.

Someone once asked him the secret to his ability to find the gaps in the field. His answer was simple, yet revealing.

He said, “Every batsman surveys the field before taking strike, and usually the fielders get imprinted on his mind. They can almost see every fielder in their mind’s eye. 

But in my head, I don’t see the fielders. I only see the gaps!”

And that as his tally of runs shows made all the difference.
We could all take a leaf out of Ponting’s book:-

  • Don’t focus on the obstacles.
  • Look for opportunities.
  • Focus on your ability to solve the problems.

Life in many ways is like a game of cricket. There will be fielders out there who will stop you from scoring those runs.

There will be an opposing captain who will try his hardest to place the fielders in a manner that will make it difficult for you to score those runs. 

Your job is to find the gaps.

Next time, you see a problem or an obstacle, think the Ponting way. And see the gaps! 

No matter what, success will be your’s!!!

Tooting my Horn


Started my career as a very low profile kid being an introvert, shy and self-deprecating person… Perceiving entrepreneurship for years has helped me erase all the negative traits in me and was able to instill a bunch of new traits and personality on to me…

So, What is one trait which is my favourite?

Self-Motivation!!! That was the first trait I wanted to instill on me and I that is my favourite…

Why Self-Motivation?

As an entrepreneur I needed loads of motivation in my early days… I lacked a mentor to motivate me or support me… So, was left with no other choice than building the trait of self-motivating me every day… I did following things to keep my motivation levels up;

  • I started reading Success Stories of entrepreneurs…
  • Keep listening to Motivation songs…
  • Started reading motivation quotes a lot…
  • Pasted posters with motivation quotes in my room & workspace…
  • Wake up by thinking a motivation story or quote everyday…
  • I take timely breaks to rejuvenate the mind…
  • I blog to flush out all the trash in my mind…
  • I talk and work with positive attitude people alone… 

These initiatives slowly became an habit and from then on I needed no motivation for anyone else to pump me up… Though I still keep fighting uncertainties, inefficiency, criticism, fatigues & reasoning to push me up to reach my pursuit… I never fell short of motivation…

This is Tooting my Horn about a favourite thing about me!!!

Drawing a Blank



It was during 1995 and I was in my teens… Those days most of my friends and me were soo impressed and influenced in becoming a Don… Infact most of us tried to demarch an area like a neighborhood or schools to build our network/gang…

That is when one of my friends brother was hit badly by a school gang… It gave us a realtime opportunity to go for a road fight with a real time gang… We have never been thru such real fights in the past…

We immediately mobilised my neighborhood gang and marched directly into the Tigers den (to opponent gangs place) without any preparation…

We were fortunate enough to catch the leader of the gang alone and immediately our boys showed our might… It looked one proud moment to me..

In a predictable way our folks were aggressively over the lonely guy and;

  • He was humiliated!!
  • He was threatened!!!
  • He was teased!!!

We also made him apologise to my friends brother… With all the pride we started walking back like a lion…

Hardly crossing 100 meatres his gang came and they started chasin us… In a jiffy all the Don’s who accompanied me started running… I had to elope from the scene too to avoid any humiliation and I started running by shouting I’ll make a Perfect Comeback soon 🙂

My athletic skills those days help me to run fast and escape without getting caught… That was my moment of Drawing a Blank

For couple of years I had to live with the stigma of humiliation and I felt like a loser for a long time… Now looking back at those crazy days and silly thoughts I could just not stop laughing!!!

Big Decisions in My Life!!!


Since the time I started my career I had been put under a lot of situations to travel the path of normal life…

Frankly I was not OK in being a common man… I wanted to take The Road Less Traveled and make an impact…

So, I’m fortunate enough to come across tough situations and had to take a lot of big decisions to come across the odds…

Becoming an Entrepreneur: I’ve written it many times but let me tell it again… I had to overcome emotional pressure from my parents, no experience, no financial support and no mentors… It was criticism from all corners…

Breaking up of Partnership: Had to break a eight year partnership where I had to forgo a company I started…

Launching CCS: Started this company immediately after quitting from my previous venture… This was something started with the pain points of previous venture… Again no investment and it was a purely & professionally bootstrapped company…

Launching CT: It is version 2.0 of my previous venture… Launched it after getting peanuts as settlement..

Handling Legal Issues: For almost two years I had to face legal issues from my previous venture’s stakeholders… Facing the legal challenges has taught me how to handle things legally in India..

Breaking my Engagement: This is one decision which puts me into guilt sometimes… But we have to take some decision to avoid unnecessary complication after marriage… In fact that was a part of life where I thought if entrepreneurs are fit to get married..

Reinventing my Technology Business: Wanted to change the culture of the company and brought in a new CTO… Within a year the entire company collapsed expect my CTO & me… We again started it from the scratch and rebuilt the team as well as the company…

All the above things were big decisions in my life which I faced it and survived it!!

Suffered from Writers Block for last three days


  
Last three days I was stay put at in-laws house because of Ligament Strain… Couldn’t believe how these three days have taken a toll on my writing… Literally I couldn’t think, write or express anything…

I couldn’t even brainstorm the reason for the block and that is when I shared the situation with my friend Swaminathan… He explained me Writers Block and he said I’m suffering from WB bug..

So, I didn’t want to prod for reasons anymore and went out of home… Just wandered around Masaniamman Kumban Festival… That gave some rejunavation to my mind…

Immediately after coming home I could post a blog on the festival celebrations and now composing this blog…

Tomorrow I’m again starting my drive and hope my mind will be fresh enough to think and can win over Writers Block Syndrome!!!

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