consumer awareness

Caught again! Flipkart offers fake discount during Big Billion Days sale

Flipkart fake MRP

Update (December 23, 2015): Instead of fixing the error, Flipkart is taking this to a whole new level. The same book is now being sold at a price of Rs 1,000 at a claimed discount of 60%. The MRP on the image of the book is still shown as Rs 150. Surge pricing, Flipkart? The [Read more]

Is the Gillette Guard as revolutionary a razor as the AP story makes it appear to be?

Gillette Guard

I love innovation and inexpensive innovations more so. So this headline ‘Cheap razor made after P&G watches Indians shave‘ obviously got me clicking and half way through the story it occurred to me that this was about a razor that I have myself used and because of this first-hand experience I thought that what the [Read more]

Why I won’t ever buy from (and neither should you)

Shoddy service. Six months and still no delivery.

This is not a rant, but an expression of consumer dissatisfaction. A part of an effort to prevent other unsuspecting customers from being cheated by unscrupulous e-commerce websites. It has been SIX MONTHS today since I ordered some gifts for my niece and nephew from and there is no trace of delivery and also [Read more]

Dear Seventymm, you suck!

A few days ago my brother went to watch Ra.One and he was not very pleased to see as the merchandise partner for the film (It is a different story that neither my nephew nor my niece were very pleased with the movie either). The reason was that something that I had sent for [Read more]

Why Blazeflash is a #fail Courier Service

Cutting the CHai - Default featured image

It was Durga Puja (in Shillong it is puja and not pujo, even for the Bongs) and my two-year-old niece, Yana/Yashna, was all set to dress up as Lord Shiva for the fancy dress competitions. My four-year-old nephew, Aahan/Aarohan, wouldn’t be anyone else but his favourite – Hanuman. What was missing from Yana’s fancy dress [Read more]

Toffees for change? Take this sandal instead

Cutting the CHai - Default featured image

My wife, Varsha, gets peeved whenever the attendant at the cash counter offers toffees instead of change. She refuses to accept the toffee-currency and has even offered to pay them back in toffees. But Nana Patekar in the forthcoming release Tum Milo To Sahi does better, he offers a sandal. I strongly support my wife [Read more]