giving back || PACKING


Let’s leave positive footprints….

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Travel is our religion. We love it, it’s a precious and luxurious gift. Every journey enriches the soul, filling us with collections of beautiful stories, providing us with sense fulfilling inspiration, and enables us to become aware and appreciative of what makes us all unique and wonderfully diverse. That is why when we travel to places that have people who need help we like to give back. We try to provide others with a little something to aid in leaving a small positive footprint wherever we go, a gift of thanks in return for the gifts we are given in visiting a country. We were delighted to discover on our recent trip to Jamaica the organization Pack for a Purpose. Their mission is simple “…to positively impact communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to bring meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit”. And the action is even…

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Bullet Brotherhood: How KayTee Automobiles proved this

I just came back from a trip and planned to service ‘SuperTramper’ (my bike). This time, I was at Gurgaon so decided to try the service from well heard Royal Enfield dealer – Kaytee Automobiles. And…….the story begins….


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Meanwhile the service was in progress, I was lured by Continental GT and planned to took a test ride. Swiftly, in next 5 minutes I got the hold of that powerful throttle, of course with the RE guy as pillion.

I was enjoying the ride, and about to reveal the power of this new babe in town, when suddenly this stupendously stupid scooter crashed into my bike from behind.  Just to mention, the scooter was fully loaded with luggage. BANG! And we were surfing the concrete, all bruised, high on adrenaline and discomforted by sudden nausea.

All were badly hurt, including the scooter guys but me (thanks to my leather jacket – a savior).

So, the police came into picture and this is where the brotherhood proved its mettle. As usual, I was convicted, even though being hit by someone from back side. Only reason: Stinky police guys observed well that I was not hurt in this accident and can pay em some bribe but not those scooter guys, i don’t know why.

So, crazy time began with police calling us every now and then to Police Station and discussing the marvelous ways to bribe them. I was shocked to see how Police Stations are functioning as marketplace where settlements and deals are happening right under the nose of S.H.O (Station house officer). All that jazz….

At a certain point in time, after having 10 or more rounds of Police Station, I gave up and started asking for help. After all I was being incriminated, for no reason at all. And wad pressurized to give money to other party.

And then, YAWHEE! Amit Kaushik, the owner of KayTee Automobiles came to know about all this and jumped into the scene. Despite having no connections with this accident, and leaving his business hours, he came to lend me some support. Eventually, Amit was the one handling this case on my behalf. Guess what? No, the police guys took money for sure, but it was not me who paid for this. And you are right, It was KayTee automobiles that helped me, believed in me as a valued customer ans settled this unreasonable case.

Amit kaushik, Owner - KayTee Automobiles

Amit kaushik, Owner – KayTee Automobiles

Its been over a month now, but the ‘Client-Delight’ feel is yet alive in me. Thanks Amit and KayTee Automobiles!!

What I learnt from this incident…

Camaraderie. Trust. Stewardship and Love.

Did you came across any such insanely stupid accidents in your life? Share here…hope we’ll have lot of fun in this discussion.


Takeda making its presence felt in Hematology


I can’t stay away from Pharma. Loved this post by Value Edge :)

Originally posted on Pharma Musings - Insights and Analytics from Value Edge:

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Takeda’s emergence in hematology market has been quite resounding. Earlier in 2008, the company acquired U.S. based biotechnology company Millennium Pharmaceuticals for $8.8 billion to strengthen its cancer drug business. Takeda had to bolster its pipeline before looming expiry of patents on Actos and Prevacid and it made the right move by buying Millennium and grabbing an invaluable asset, Velcade (Bortezomib). Velcade, Adcetris (Brentuximab vedotin) and few other pipeline products such as first oral proteasome inhibitor Ixazomib (MLN9708) and first-in-class oral Aurora A kinase inhibitor Alisertib would be pivotal in shaping up Takeda’s hematology franchise in upcoming years. Takeda has been gradually building its hematology portfolio by inking important deals with some reputed biotechnology companies. Here’s a bit about these intelligent moves:

» Acquisition of Millennium
On May 2008, Takeda hit the jackpot by taking over Millennium Pharmaceuticals with a vision of becoming a global…

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Are you single? Congratulations!!

You have someone in your life with whom you feel complete, warm and special. Go fuck! Close this blog.

Still here…Cool! Welcome my ‘single’ friend; fasten your emotion belts, petrify your memories, wear your favorite from your wardrobe and embrace yourself. All set? I am the captain of this flight and I will hover around your specialty of being single (not mingled).

The cool part:

You own a bike or car or a bicycle? Whoa! go explore, hike in wilderness, satiate your wanderlust and introspect. No barriers. Oops I forgot your office boss. :p

Riding through Barlacha La


Broke? Wanna have a coffee? Cool! grab the best cuppa, after all all you are paying for your own good time.

My favorite Toffe Nut Latte

Got a read? Addictive read. Bonkers, finish it my friend. Shh….all’s quiet and serene for you.

The Dharma Bums


Friends friends friends!! Drinking friends, doping friends, stupid friends, crazy friends, old time buddies or fast friends, you got em all! woohooo…

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Eat it! eat it all, nobody’s there to fiddle with a super loving relationship between your food and you. Gulp it all!



Ohh! Something’s sad

You reminisce those days….emotional moments, hand in hand moments, cuddling times or maybe sex. Its okay, you are not single forever. Be on your toes in search of your soulmate. I wish you will find one asap! Till then, enjoy roller coaster, close your eyes and feel the breeze. Cry with your max strength, count the stars, take long lonely walks and get a good read.

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Still confused? Sad or melancholic?

Don’t stress. Sometimes we have to leave things on time, efforts are total waste. Share your feelings here, I will try my best to help ya out. If not, we can always catch up for drinks or book reading :)