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Of generic and meh-level loyalty cards and membership programs

Of generic and meh-level loyalty cards and membership programs

I generally offer a polite and insistent ‘No! Thank you!’ when the billing clerk asks me about a loyalty program/membership card. My general opinion about membership programs in stores like Shopper’s Stop, Westside, Croma etc. is that it is largely pointless. Today, my wife heard the magic number (Rs.400 off on our bill) and was mildly interested in indulging the… Read more →

Taxi4Sure? TaxiNotSure seems more appropriate

Taxi4Sure? TaxiNotSure seems more appropriate

I’m *really* livid. They say one shouldn’t drive when you’re livid, particularly when you are *really* livid. I did try, however, because I was to join a panel discussion Afaqs was conducting in Bangalore. And it ended badly. Thanks to Taxi4Sure. The panel was slated to start at 6:30pm. I have been seeing so many recent reports about cab services… Read more →

An unintentional social experiment with Kit Kat and the image of India’s night sky during Diwali from space

As a annual fan of that fake Indian-night-sky-during-Diwali-from-a-satellite pic, I was waiting for it infiltrate our timelines this year too, on Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp. I even enquired if it has started, yesterday. What time are the satellite-images-of-India-during-Diwali pics slated to infiltrate our timelines and on Whatsapp? ? Karthik Srinivasan (@beastoftraal) October 23, 2014 Then, a thought struck me. The… Read more →