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…

Flourishing Temples


I hail from a suburb called Porur, Chennai… Twenty years back I use to visit some small temples near my house… These temples were deserted and mostly misused by anti-social elements…

Today I took my mom to these temples which I’m visiting after 20 years… So, these were the temples I visited and surprised to see the makeover to these temples;

Shiva Veera Anjaneer Temple: This temple was deserted during my schooling days and today it is one of the well organised temples in the locality… It has a website too :)…

ManikaVinayagar Temple: It was a small Ganesh Temple and I used to visit this temple everyday as a kid… Today temple has become big with lot other gods…

Jalagandesswar Temple: Twenty years back there was an open LINGAM which was deserted and dust ridden… All of a sudden a temple has been built and another temple which pulls lots of crowd…

Kamakchi Amman Temple: Twenty years back this area was mostly barren lands and today it houses a temple, which is again well managed…

Finally I don’t want to get into the debate for need of this many temples… Until they are used for people’s good and not misused it is better… Personally I’m happy that these templates have given facelift to the neighbourhood…

Coincidence of my houses


I’ve a house in Porur, Chennai & Gottegere, Bangalore. Just I noticed some co-incidence surrounding both the house;

  • There is a Shell outlet & a theatre on the entrance, which we use it as Landmark…
  • Both area connects outer ring road “Perungalathur – Maduravoyol” in Porur & “Hosur Road – Mysore” in Gottegere…
  • Both places are 20 KM from its Central railway junction…

Driving to Yelagiri


Had a long day of sleep & started my day by 8.30 PM. Picked up Rooban from Cogzidel & Kavi from Velacherry.

Then we drove to Mayajaal and we thought we have to do something different. We all unanimously decided to drive to Yelagiri.

Immediately we took U-turn and went to Kavi’s room and he took his clothes.

Then I asked my sister to pack my travel kit and to charge my mac notebook, because I need it to charge my BlackBerry. After having life has changed & business is not getting affected.

Today we will lead a pure gypsy life style. We will sleep inside the car or on road. Refresh on the road & take bath in some water stream. Will live blog all the experience. Please stay connected.