An Indian Shoe Brand

Just thinking out loud:

A Fully Indian Shoe brand that never compromises on quality would be really cool. (in times of #Shitty Woodlands and #OutragiouslyPriced Nikes and a #BleedyourMoneyOut pair of  Asics running shoes.

Is it that hard to make a quality one? Technically speak? What do you think?

Context: An After Thought of #BanChinese posts


Response: #BanChinese media storm

TL;DR (for some busy tweeting perhaps and not actually reading anything):

Opinion is a waistcoat that everyone loves wearing but no one know whats its made off

Context: the social media campaign runnign rampant in India asking people to ban anything chinese

Prologue: Year of christ 1991:

Indian government gave up Governement Raj and threw open the doors of privatisation, Liberalisation and globalisation. Yes, globalisation! -What is that, you may ask? It means open your doors for trade for all  countries with minimal governement Intervention. Let the market run its race and self correct. Let the tug between demand and supply and decide what is best for its consumers

Fast forward to 2016:

Ban chinese. Ban chinese fireworks. But, why stop? BNa chinese phones, utilities, electronics. Well, err! Dont ban made by china.. ban made for china?

I mean, what the mary!!!

For china- why would they sell them to India. If they want to, well would it not be better duality as they are making it for themselves. So they would care. And why do we need to ban chinese product- no no, some of them? Why. Because mad in India is handicapped enough to be able to manufacture you cute little 5.5 candy crush hardware. No, no! Samsung, LG and Moto is good. Not,lenovo. Who ere they acquired by btw? Was it the chinese goverment? Oh, moto!! Or was ti the other esy round? Well, I guess the  lenovo is ok too.

Samsung, LG, Lenovo, Moto then.. and so the consumers go on and on feeding the music that was started on the harp of a targetted media campaign..

My take(No more rumbling, I promise; I TDLRed you remember?) – becausBecause as a democratic citizen of my country, I MUST have an opinion about everything:

As long as chinese manufacturers will produce quality materials fo my consumption, i will and absolutely will buy chinese. They manufacutre better, they provide customer service better. Dont beleieve me about this customer service thing? Well do an experiment. Buy 200 rs stuff from flipkart, and saame from aliexpress. Would will know what I am talking about.. Its humility in speech and after sales service.

To summarise, I will buy Chinese. As long as make in india is not able to manufacture FPGA CHIPS AND ARDUINO BOARDS AND NON CLIMBING CARABINERS AND BICYCLE BLINKERS  as well as chinese. i will not pay 400 rs for a 150 rs chinese product with a sentiment that somewheer down the line, some non chinese Indian guy make an arbitrage trade and pockets those ₹250 and leave me at rs 400 loss as they supplied me makfunctioned device and flipkart/ snapdeal does not mant to do anything about it or holds the seller by his balls for his fraud..

Instead of fealling this #BanChinese campaigns with your time and money, invest that time in a make in India facility that churns out half as decent a product as chinese. (Read FPGA CHIPS, AND BICYCLE BOTTLES AND COMPUTER GPU ARRAYS)


Epilogue: I do find some in the inport business with proper customer service too. Like some of those Mumbai based habby stires, one small shop which sells imported mountaineering gear in his shop near Matunga Station(Mumbai) , some of those mumbai based coffe shops


Epilogue 2: I do think import of chinese cracker be banned for safety concerns deducing logically – the threat they pose to the logistics companies transporting them and the end user. But, to tell you a truth, I dont give a rats ass on fire crackers. I dont use them and hence I have no opinion to provide



A new blog post series: 100 ways to change the world

Ideas strike all the time. They are like lightning. You never know when and how. It just does not wait for you to be ready. And all of them are definitely not actionable at that moment.

This series is my effort to ink down my ideas , the ones that I think can surely change the world. If you like the them, feel free to use them. Dropping in a line is very welcome. Also, follow the tag #100wtcW because that is what I will be using to post these ideas

Lets start off the thread with #1 today:

The best way to curb smoking is to increase the tax on each stick. Put a 100% tax on tobacco within a fortnight  and see how many people quit! No need to torment movie goers anymore! And Mr. government : Use this surplus income on funding research. Our country needs this badly now. Subsidies create more dependants, Infrastructure creates opportunities


A horrible experience with

Hey Snapdeal, first you deliver the product insanely late, then you deliver the wrong product! I ordered a zebronics node on 20st may, 2013 and received the shipment on 29th may. On delivery I open up the package all to find out a girly pinkish “eyed” mp3 player staring out at me!!

Is there something in your rulebook as efficiency?

Henceforth, I will only be using Snapdeal if
1. I want a product cheap
2. I have no problems if I dont need the product within a fortnight
3. I have no problem if I dont mind another fortnight of the replacement cycle
And equally shitty is your logistics partner BLUEDART.

Horrible experience 😦

As a sidenote, I ordered some stuff off at the same time, and I received the shipment from them within two days. Guess thats why they have their stuff priced more (often above MRP) than other e-commerce sites.

Bottomline: If I would require good service, I would have to trust Flipkart; but for maintaining my frugality, other sites including you , I guess you always get what you pay for.

How a company steals your data -read on thinks it’s too smart. You need to login via Facebook and not only that, you share your email, your likes and your friends likes (NOTE: you are giving away your friends private info here even if your friend’s like are not public). So much data  for their analytics and maybe ad campaign targeting. Then, like their page all for a discount voucher in landmark stores. ridiculous!!

check this offer out here..

“Invention of love” – a beautiful short film

While browsing YouTube today, I chanced across a beautiful short animation film called “The invention of  love”.  Based on a simple storyline  and a simple but majestic animation design, It simply took my breath away.

the theme is very simple:

The world is much more than mere steel and bolts of a machinery.

This makes me wanna leave engineering and join film school. any comments? share with me below!!