February 20, 2012

Road pe...

After 9 hours at Office, my trip to get back a phone from service proved to be more than
just another auto-bus run.

Background: Now that I'm broke, I tried getting my dead Sony K770i fixed from a store at Paradise Secunderabad. It seemed to have a good rating on JustDial... bad judgment on my part.

6:35 - I get off my Office cab at the Nanal nagar. It takes two full minutes to cross the road.

6:40 - I grab a samosa and a quick coffee at the coffee stall and briskly walk home.

6:54 - After dumping my 1-ton bag, I quickly wash up and grab the battery and invoice.(carrying them to Office would've saved me time and efffort)

7:10 - Arrive at Mehdipatnam after a bumpy ride hanging from a shared auto rickshaw.

7:12 - A passing 49M(curiously empty for this time). I get the best seat on the bus.

7:44 - After going through at least 4 painfully long traffic signals through Banjara hills and Begumpet, I
finally get down at Paradise at precisely 7:44

7:50 - the shop: The guy recognizes me instantly and hands me my phone. Shock...he's broken it in two
places...the cover is now a shabby brown mess of screw driver slips and deep cracks. I loose it.

Owner intervenes. He promises to get me a new panel. to hell. I ask the bill? Effin 700. For no replaced
components or software. We finally settle for 550.

8:05 - I'm back at Paradise bus stop. Atleast 6 bus go by and I jump to my feet every time... no bus to MP.

8:30 - A 5 shows up. I'm half asleep by now, my head spinning. I run to the bus, grab the railing but
miscalculate...it's still moving too fast. It digs into the bone.... the pain is excruciating.

9:10 - Another auto from Mehdipatnam. I have another added weight now. It's a crime to come home without a pack of Biryani.

9:15 - Home.


- Never ever give stuff for repairs at places too far off from home.

- The above after Office...a big no no.

February 16, 2012

Driving and electronic music: Bliss

An awesome start to a great movie. Ryan Gosling looks bloody awesome as the mysterious wingman in this great, albeit a bit overrated movie and this electronic track Night Call by Kavinsky is the icing on the cake.

Another addition to my Movie OST favorites.

I'm giving you a night call to tell you how I feel
I want to drive you through the night, down the hills
I'm gonna tell you something you don't want to hear
I'm gonna show you where it's dark, but have no fear

There's something inside you
It's hard to explain
They're talking about you boy
But you're still the same

February 11, 2012

Intex IN 6633 : Hands on

I am currently using an Intex IN 6633 as a backup phone after selling off my Moto Charm on ebay.
Since finding pictures or videos of Intex products on the Internet is not very easy, here's my attempt at a quick hands on video(and some pictures).