Why Barcelona Lost To Juventus

Barcelona vs Juventus (UEFA Champions League April 20, 2017 – ) I will not write it as a blog post and I will not write it as an article where you can read, learn and understand what went wrong. I will just shout it out for you. They lost (0-3 on aggregate) because they do not have a plan B and they do not have the bench strength. Plain and simple. Every team in the world has a plan B but Barca don’t seem to have one. Even Real Madrid has BBC (Benzema, Bale and Cristiano) but when things do not work out they bring on Morata or Isco. Barca rely too much on Msn and hence do not generally think of a plan B. Note: Letting your central defender play as forward is not considered as plan B (unless of course if that man is Sergio Ramos). Pique is a good option but he looks more like a Plan C. Ranieri has said that Barcelona’s dominance has come to an end but I have to disagree on that. The failure of Barcelona is mainly because of the coach. No offence but playing Mathieu in the first leg killed it for them. Also bringing on Gomes was not a smart move either. This is why I say Barca lack bench strength. When your team is down and need a goal scorer you need someone who is confident and in form. Sorry but Gomes is not that guy for them right now. Another mistake made by Luis Enrique was to bring in Mascherano with 3 goals needed and 12 minutes to play. I am...

OMG Hdfc Bank What are you doing?

Everything is cool when you have to go and use the atm to withdraw money or you have to deposit a check in the bank. When you have issues that time you realize whats what and whos who. So I had an amount wrongfully debit to my account so I call up the bank – the call center girl could not clearly sort out the reason so she said you will have to visit the bank branch. I asked the girl for the relationship manager number for my bank account and she kept me on hold and said that number is not available in the system so I had to hang up and look for other ways. I logged in to my netbanking account and clicked on contact us. This form is one of the hardest forms you will come across in the history of banking. No matter what I tried I just could not figure out how to correctly fill the date area because every time I went to enter the date and submit the form it would keep telling me “Please enter valid date of debit“. So the below are the combinations I tried out for 7th January 2017 so that the form would let me hit submit: 01/07/2017 01/07/17 1/7/2017 1/7/17 07/01/2017 07/01/17 7/1/2017 7/1/17 Yes, I tried few other tricks as well but finally I was successful with 07.01.2017 Alas I was gonna go through the form and be able to contact the bank – (that is what I thought). When I hit the submit button I came across another error: Please enter valid captcha code. Here again i...

My Review Of Picaddle Hotel, Lonavala.

So we reached the luxury resort by Meritas in the afternoon (thank god without any vertigo and vomiting which I face even at smaller hill stations because of the round and round) and were hoping to relax and have a fun 2-3 days we booked at Picaddle Lonavala. Best thing about Lonavla & Khandala is that it is only 1.5 hours from Mumbai so you can head there any time you want. We reached there and started the check-in process; they have valet service plus our luggage was taken to our room soon so we were in our room in a matter of few minutes. The location was not hard to find as it was near Kumar resort which is also a famous hotel in Lonavala. The game zone area of Kumar Resort & Water Park is huge and if you have kids with you then you can play a lot of games there. Let’s get straight to my review and ratings for Picaddle: It has a little bit of something for everyone :- (4.5 / 5) Kid’s area: The kids can play on the slides and swing while you sit on the chair and see them enjoy themselves. You can also play air hockey in the game zone but you have to buy a coin for that first. Each coin is twenty rupees. Teens and adults: Gym: Plan to run on the treadmill or have an early morning workout then head to the gym (unfortunately this was under renovation when I had visited in the November of 2016) If you have teens with you then you can also play...

Celebrating Non Birthday

I am sure there must be people around the world who must be celebrating each and every day of their lives except for their birthdays. You know, coz you are getting older on your birthday but on other days you just stay the same age as you are – you stay young. I guess a trend should come up wishing happy non-birthday or unhappy birthday to you...

Linkedin Add Image Functionality Wont Work

No matter what you try, you cannot change the banner image of your company when you try to do so on your company’s Linkedin page. When you click on “Add image” while editing your page, a popup can be seen which says: “PNG, JPEG, or GIF; max size 2 MB. Image must be 646 x 220 pixels or larger. Note: You can crop your image once it’s uploaded.” Make sure you choose the image correctly because if you choose an image which you wish to change later on then it won’t let you do so. Here is a post written by Jo Shaer about it in 2014: http://inbound.lollipoplocal.co.uk/social-media-blog/help-i-cant-upload-a-header-image-to-my-linkedin-company-page It is 2016 and the issue still remains the same. If you try to add another image, you will be able to see the same image which you initially uploaded. If you change browser and try to do this, even then you will get the same result. If you choose a third browser and remove the image and then try to add another image, you will still get the same image which you first uploaded. Update: Did not work even after clearing entire history and cache. Please mention in comments section if you face the same issue or have been able to solve it...

Accelerated Mobile Pages & Responsive Website Design

ADAPT GO MOBILE FRIENDLY OR DIE When it comes to website design, it is true: Design a website which is mobile friendly or let your website die. With the increase in the number of website surfers and product buyers through cell phone, the webmasters can no longer take the gadget users for granted. It is 2016 and as of today if your website is not mobile friendly then i am sorry to say but your website is ancient. With AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) the website visitor via a mobile device will no longer have to wait for those countless seconds to access the webpage. Why should you invest your time, effort and money on Responsive Web design & AMP? AMP – It is backed by Google – Which means sooner or later it will affect search engine optimization, i.e your website ranking. RWD – The mobile surfers form a huge part of e-commerce today and have a high conversion ratio comparatively. If you have a website or blog which you need to make mobile friendly or get a new ecommerce webdesign made completely or wish to get into Accelerated Mobile Pages then get in touch with Jimmy Thakkar in...

My all time favorite movie quotes – Hollywood and Bollywood

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Sometimes we’re on a collision course, and we just don’t know it. Whether it’s by accident or by design, there’s not a thing we can do about it. A woman in Paris was on her way to go shopping, but she had forgotten her coat – went back to get it. When she had gotten her coat, the phone had rung, so she’d stopped to answer it; talked for a couple of minutes. While the woman was on the phone, Daisy was rehearsing for a performance at the Paris Opera House. And while she was rehearsing, the woman, off the phone now, had gone outside to get a taxi. Now a taxi driver had dropped off a fare earlier and had stopped to get a cup of coffee. And all the while, Daisy was rehearsing. And this cab driver, who dropped off the earlier fare; who’d stopped to get the cup of coffee, had picked up the lady who was going to shopping, and had missed getting an earlier cab. The taxi had to stop for a man crossing the street, who had left for work five minutes later than he normally did, because he forgot to set off his alarm. While that man, late for work, was crossing the street, Daisy had finished rehearsing, and was taking a shower. And while Daisy was showering, the taxi was waiting outside a boutique for the woman to pick up a package, which hadn’t been wrapped yet, because the girl who was supposed to wrap it had broken up with her boyfriend the night before,...

BOOM BOOM Ping Pong Tuk Tuk

The three most ever heard things in Thailand Boom Boom Ping Pong Tuk Tuk November 13, 2014 – The journey starts from Dadar as I head toward Mumbai International Airport to have a legendary trip to Bangkok and Pattaya with my cousin Monty Pinty who was going to reach the airport from Andheri. The cab took more than 45 at Mahim itself and I thought to myself I am definitely going to Miss this flight. Also I would have later been killed by Monty as his passport and tickets were with me; so if I miss the flight -> he misses the flight as well! Fortunately I reached on time and we had plenty of time at the airport. 1st -> Got our boarding passes and checked in the luggage which we did not want to carry with ourselves inside the plane. 2nd -> Got past the security check. 3rd -> Passport Control Verification: Done We were traveling by Thai airways which are one of the best airways in the world (if you love Asian women that is). Air hostess:  (4 / 5) Food:  (3.0 / 5) In-flight songs, movies and games database to entertain yourself: (4.0 / 5) (I mostly listened to Taylor swift songs :p and saw the Adam Sandler movie Blended on the return flight) On the flight we were given a small form to fill out which we later had to submit to the passport control area after landing. We landed and straight away went to the Passport Control Section as we had already gotten our visas for Thailand in Mumbai through CKGS. More about that later. Everything went...

Timmy’s Syndrome

So that you can understand Timmy’s Syndrome easily, I have listed all the information related to it using a FAQ. What is Timmy’s syndrome? It is a stuck up mental condition where in your mind you start selecting a person’s first letter of the last name and putting it in the first position of first name and replacing it with the first letter of the first name. Example if your name is David Beckham then a person with Timmy’s syndrome will in his mind read it as Bavid Deckham, Justin Bieber will be read and pronounced as Bustin Jieber Is it a serious condition? No; but once you get it, you will always be stuck with it. How did this originate? It is named after the author Jimmy Thakkar (Timmy Jhakkar according to the syndrome) hence the name Timmy’s syndrome. Can you give a few other examples? I can, but remember – Once you get it, you will always be stuck with it: Sumesh Kapadia=Kumesh Sapadia Shantanu Joglekar=Jhantanu Soglekar Priyanka Chopra=Criyanka Phopra Deepika Padukone=Peedika...

Balance in life

The only competition one has to have in his life is with keeping a proper balance of money compared to the needs one has; a man has gotto finish all cash and credit before he goes. I mean you do not want to spend up all your money and still know that you have about 30-40 more years to live; but at the same time you do not want to be dying with lakhs or crores of rupees (or millions of dollars) in your bank account knowing that you could have spent it on all the cool things you wanted to do or spend it on all the lovely people who meant so much to you. Find that...