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Saturday, December 28, 2013

How to make 2014 the best year of your life !



1) Thank more ,complain less 

The more grateful we are, the more we get in life. In 2014, thank more for what you have, be more grateful. There are always reasons to complain, instead find reasons to be grateful and thankful. Life will be flooded with abundance!


2) Listen more,talk less

Everyone wants to talk, all the time. Talking too much is the biggest problem in the world today - in relationships, at the workplace, at home etc. In 2014 listen more- to others, to the sounds of nature, to your own heart. New realities may be revealed.

3) More happy, less sad

Being happy is a habit. Make it yours in 2014. Decide to be happy no matter what. Life is short. We do not have enough time to be happy, let alone to be sad.

4) More contented,less greedy

There is no limit to how much we can have. Name , fame, money , power - the needs are endless. Let 2014 make you more contended and less greedy. Contentment is the stepping stone for peace and joy. Dont compare yourself to others and keep wanting more. It is said that no one gets more than what one is destined and before one is destined. What is yours will come to you. Relax.

5) Give more ,take less

We spend a lifetime accumulating for ourselves. For what? Are we going to take this along when we die? From 2014 start giving more and taking less. Giving more of yourself, your talents, your kindness, your love, your time for the world. The universe will infuse your life with joy and bliss. You will be a true asset to society !

6) More compassion, less judgment

How much we judge people, isn't it? Attach labels, declare right & wrong, accord good & bad titles.  Why? Are we perfect? In our judgements, we harden our own heart. Every person in this world is living his own challenges, carrying his own baggage. What people around us need is more of our compassion, less of our judgement. It will soften our own life.

7) Smile more, sob less

It is a well known fact that it takes far less muscles of the face to smile than to frown. Apart from pure economic sense, it is just such a good idea to smile more ! What do you feel? Smile more in 2014.  Smile at people who least expect it from you ! You will unleash a wave of smiles in the world !


8) Work more, Laze less

Time is precious. Life is short. Get busy. Do more. Hard work never killed anybody. Time will pass anyways. How you use it depends on you ! Plan and do some big things for the world. It will make your life fruitful.


9)More humanity, less technology

Technology has made the world a global village, but we sometimes don't know our own neighbours! Technology is great, it is essential.Let it not replace the human being in you. In 2014 , reach out personally- call a friend , meet an elderly relative, speak from the heart to someone you have a conflict with. You will be pleasantly surprised with how great you feel ! 

10) Value more, criticize less

Often we get into the trap of criticizing everything around us- the government , the traffic, the boss, the spouse, the pollution etc etc. Without realizing it may become our nature. In 2014, make an effort to see the good value in everything. Value life and all that it gives you. Valuing everything is a divine quality indeed.


Above all, let 2014 be the year -

-You soak yourself in Sadhana ( practices & wisdom) ,Seva ( service) & Satsang  (company of the truth),

-The grace of the Satguru (Divine) makes you the perfect instrument for the good of humanity, 

-The spirit of love, joy, peace and celebration inspires your every action !

Wish you a very Happy 2014 !

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vodafone may be cheating you !


My latest interaction with the Vodafone Customer Service Team  has left me appalled with the quality of service and customer grievance redressal, inspite of being a very old customer of Vodafone.
I am disappointed with the superficial and cavalier attitude  in handling my dispute over the incorrect charges billed for GPRS usage over the past 3 months.

The latest bill generated on November 28th is for an amount of Rs. 35,039.95 of which Rs. 27,453 is towards GPRS usage during my travel overseas in November. However, the GPRS setting were not active on my Samsung cell phone and more importantly the phone was switched off for most of time during my travel overseas with the exception of 3-4 days for just a few minutes each day.
I was travelling abroad to the US and Europe from Nov 4th to Nov 27th and can have proof for the same. During travel I used the hotel wi fi connections along with local data cards for my Blackberry only.

On December 2, 2013, I was surprised when  the customer service operator told me verbally that there were data charges by a Canadian operator. I have not even travaled to Canada in the last 12 months or more.

On going through my previous bills, I have noticed that out of the total October 28th bill of Rs. 5429.20, the charge for GPRS usage was Rs. 3343. Since I was extremely busy, I did not pay much attention to this billed amount and paid it without any dispute.

However the amount of Rs. 27,453  in the current November 28th bill towards GPRS usage has caught my attention and is completely unacceptable.

The September 28th bill also had a GPRS usage charge billed. So, in September itself, when I called Vodafone, I was asked to check the phone settings for an active data network. I checked the Samsung phone and would like to reiterate that the data network was in the "off" mode. I do not understand how the charges have still been levied in the subsequent 2 bills inspite of ensuring the data network was in the switched off mode.

The customer service reps call and say only one thing..we have checked and you have to pay.

Its been 24 hours since I wrote to the CEO Mr Peiters- have neither got a reply nor a call from him

Watch out in your bills. Vodafone may be cheating you too 











Saturday, December 7, 2013

Find the Mandela in you !

Have a dream,

Have  the courage to fight for it,

Never give up,

Be compassionate,

Be generous,

Also practical,

Walk the talk,

Be trustworthy,

Inspire by action,

Live life in its every moment .

10 "simple" steps to find the Mandela in you !

RIP Madiba





 
 
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