Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Coffee Gudda - Paradise on Earth..


Coffee Gudda Home Stay is indeed a Paradise on Earth. We 9 people from IBM, Benglaur visited this wonderful place on June 16th, 17th and had a Fantabulous time in the HOme stay.

Though we did not have any plans to go to Coffeegudda but we had a Bitter experience at THE RAPPA Resort located in Hassan district which we had booked for 2 days 1 Night package..since the hospitality was at terrible, we immediately contacted Coffeegudda Owner Ravi Rai and luckily got the oppurtunity to visit this place...

Coffegudda has an Excellent Team with Ravi Rai ( Owner), Shamshuddin and Ashok ( Supervising), Manjunath and Sandesh ( Marketing) who see that we enjoy every minute at the place...

Ravi Rai himself had come to receive us at Kalasa, we made him wait for nearly 2 hours as we had some discrepancies at The Rappa which made us to reach Kalasa late...we reached there at 9pm on Saturday, Ignoring it, Ravi greeted us with a smile which was like a cool breeze in the summer season...

We were tired like hell and the moment we sat for dinner, we tasted the Malnad recipes and we felt rejuvenated...it was really wonderful...he didn't give us pizza or burgers but simple Malnad Dishes which was prepared with utmost care and affection and served with excellent hospitality...It was mind blowing...
We felt as if we were in our own place...That was absolutely incredible from any place which is commercially oriented...but this place is really a Paradise..and Ravi Rai is a Gem...

Next day we got up..Ravi sir came and he didn't ask us for money (which most owners do) but enquired about the journey and our comfort...tat was unique...

We went to near by falls and Ravi Sir had sent one person with us to accompany us to the falls and he took care of us like kids...Hats off to him...we came back for lunch and we were dumb struck about the taste of the Malnad food and the water tasted very sweet...

I think I can write a book about this fantabulous Xperience and we have already decided to visit this place this September for a Joyous time....

Kudos to One and All at Coffeegudda who made our Trip most memorable...

Harsha.
9379709747

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Rappa - Hell on Earth..


Horrifying Experience...!!!

We would like to share a bitter and horrifying experience about a resort called " The Rappa" which is located in Hassan district, ALur taluk, Aralimarada koppalu at a distance of 250 kms from Bengalur ( though the resort's official website says 210kms) which is misleading the people and the person called Vijay Das who heads the resort is unfit to be in the Hospitality industry.



Last Saturday i.e. on June 16th, 2012 we from IBM, Bengalur started towards " The Rappa" resort, started at morning 0630am in a TT with 9 people ( 4 ladies and 5 men). We had actually booked the resort 3 days back and had transferred 10k to the resort owner's account.

Though the official website of the resort proclaims it as 210kms from Bengalur, but that is totally incorrect, it is 250 kms from Bengalur. That was the first shock...

We were calling Vijay in between, (though he never called us) as he had not given us the Route map for that place in spite of an  email sent to him to provide the route map to us. We were confused and we used to stop at some distance and ask the villagers and finally we reached the resort at around 3pm on Saturday.

The 2nd shocker was that the resort was like a Dhaaba...though we ignored it, we thought it was a bad decision by selecting this resort for our outing as it was not as per the pictures which are there in the resort website ..yet we continued...Vijay came there and welcomed us, then he sent one person called Ashok to show us the cottage.

We had decided to take one tent house (5 guys) and a cottage ( 4 gals) and when we saw the tent house, it was not at all clean..we could see spider webs and full of dust ...still we thought that we should not expect all those facilities here...but the real shocker was when we saw the cottage which was meant exclusively for Gals..it was stinking, was not cleaned and used cotton was lying in the bed room...Gals were really uncomfortable with that and requested to get the rest room cleaned as they had to use it after travelling continuously for 14 hours....The response to this request from Vijay was truly shocking ..!!!!!
He asked us not to come here with any expectations and when I clarified that we are not asking any five star amenities but only to get the restroom cleaned he said that he would give a bucket of water, phenoil and a cleaning brush to me to be passed to the ladies to clean the rest rooms themselves....He was so rude and I came to know that he is a quack and he should not be in this hospitality industry....Now should such people continue in this hospitality industry where customer etiquette is a vital ingredient.....

I was grately disappointed by his reply and myself and my colleagues along with my Manager were having a general chat about the journey and suddenly Vijay surfaced from no where and started a brawl with us and said that we should not come here with any expectations....We clearly told him that we only want the ladies rest rooms to be cleaned for which he gave us the same reply as earlier he told that he would give a bucket of water, phenoil and a cleaning brush to me to be passed to the ladies to clean the rest rooms themselves....Now I think that this guy is unfit to be in the hospitality industry and he does not know how to speak with the customers...When we told him that we are his customers, he directly said Customers are WHORES ( filthy language) and said that we are his guests...my question is does any body charge their guests for staying at their place....Later he told that if we do not want to stay then we can leave the place, he would refund the amount or else he will get 80% discount at any of the FIVE STAR hotels in Hassan...

Now I think that this person is completely misleading people by pretending that he is a Nature Lover but in reality he is not....He is a person who does not stick to his words... does not how to treat customers especially women...we decided to leave and then we booked a home stay called " COFFEEGUDDA" in chikkamagalur...When we approached Vijay to refund the amount of 10k wch we had paid as advance, he said he would refund the amount by Monday 18th June, 2012 and after some time he said he will not refund it...we asked him to get us 80% discount at any hotel in Hassan as he mentioned earlier, he said when did he say that...We gave him a dead line to refund the amount by Monday evening 18th June, 2012 and later went to COFFEE GUDDA.

In our opinion, Vijay Das is unfit to be in the hospitality industry, instead he should open a WINE shop...We are proceeding to take Legal Action against him and we would teach him a lesson in the Consumer court. We will let him know the basic etiquette of Hospitality Industry......

For ladies, it's a haunted place...
Cleanliness: It sucks
Customer treatment: Big Zero

I will never ever recommend any person to visit this resort...

Harsha
9379709747



Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 13, 2011 - Black wednesday ..yet again..!!!

Bomb blasts in Bomb hey...!!!!!

Once again the terrorists have stuck the economic capital of India, spilling blood over the crowded places in mumbai...all these shoutings, blame games people's sympathy, helplessness, support and co ordination will continue for few days and then will not return to the core until yet another deadly strike happens and few more are added to the graves...

India with a population of 120 crores plus doesn't have any person who can deal with this in a stern way...
whatever may be the reports about wednesday's or friday's, dates such as 11, 13 or 26 nothing is gonna change ...all these comparisons or media cry will not work for the hapless mumbaikars who have become the children of destiny...Severe intelligenc failure, security breach will not affect these politicians who will appear in public during such incidents to pay tributes to the souls or to console the affected...
All this hypocrisy will run and continue to run...

Neither there is any co ordination between various state governments and the central government in curbing this menace...might be they have joined hands with the terrorists for population control...
much said about this...whether it is done by HUJI or Taliban or SIMI whatever may be...they continue to rock and rock...and the common man accepts a crushing defeat in every thing...

The Central government boasts of its friendship policy with Pak which can never sustain India's development, progress and prosperity, while the centre plays double standards with the children of this country...Pak continues to humiliate, disturb in India in all possible ways but still we give them a smile, while our own people revolt against the government for worst governance and they are branded as Extremists/Naxalites and high profile operation is used to silence them...while Pak continues to use their technology to disturb peace in the sub continent...What a tyranny and hypocrisy...!!!!!!!

Mera Bharath Mahan..

Friday, July 8, 2011

Youth unrest in Telengana...!!!

Telangana... This topic has become the favorite topic for politicians now and every one is enjoying that using it for their own selfish purposes...
Politicians are using it to fulfill their ulterior motives, they are using the college students (who are always their hot favorites) to participate in the strikes (which is now slowly turning into a battle) and college students are using it according to their whims and fancies...(bunking classes, falsely thinking that they are doing a noble deed by participating in this struggle)...
The central government has become very feeble in handling this situation while the Andhra pradesh state government has become a mute spectator...where one party is taking the entire state into ransom...

Whatever may be the motive of this struggle, the central government has to take a stern stance in diffusing the situation...It should place all the facts and figures before the public and evince public opinion and take action accordingly...and politics should be kept thousand miles away while dealing with these kind of matters which have the potential to turn into a political storm...yet COMMON MAN will be the target and the victim...

Property worth crores of rupees would be damaged, innocent lives would be lost and this is not a gud sign for any country which is trying very hard to develop and rank amongst the developed nations...

Deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh..!!!

" Yatra naryastu pujyanthe ramante tatra devataha"
( Gods reside, where women are worshipped)

This is a very popular saying in Sanskrit about Indian cultural values for women..
Women were held in high esteem in primordial times, but now a day has come where in India has become a very unsafe place for women..Rising instances of offense against women, rising female foeticide and adding to it the plight of women in BIMARU states of India (Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh) is pathetic.

The whole nation was dumb struck and shook its head in utter despair, when Uttar Pradesh reported 11 rape cases in a span of 10 days. The naked truth that cops were also directly involved in few cases has made every girl in this country feel nervous about their own existence. Today there are unable to judge who is the enemy...
It may be her father, brother, husband, relative, known person etc... the whole man folk has become her night mare...
Not to mix politics with these issues, this is the time where there are N number of laws being drafted and enacted for women empowerment, but still women have become and are becoming scape goats...!!!

It's also surprising that our President is a woman, Congress Party President (most powerful woman in India) is also a woman, UP is led by Mayawathi, Lok sabha speaker is also a woman, yet and yet we can see these things only in India....Any state government for that matter has to take stringent action against the perpetrators and guilty should be punished...these are not goodd for any upcoming society, where we speak for hours together about women empowerment and upliftment and implementing them we score a big 0...

 Still we say Mera Bharath Mahan

Very sad to say that this scenario will never change in India even after 100 years...

Alemaari...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cricket fever, Indio-Pak match and Politics...!!!

Cricket fever grips the nation...!!!

Today the 30th of March 2011, in the world cup semi finals, India is playing against Pak in Mohali stadium.
While i am writing this article, media has created so much hype in past few days that there is so much hype, expectations on the Indian team and I bet, they would surely disappoint US..

But do we need this much attention to be given to the Cricket Team...are they becoming demi-gods to us..
while all their movements is being watched, while their life styles being emulated but the million dollar question is are they really worthy of getting this much attention...

India is an epitome of the world; and peoples of all religions stay here...and the major target during India-Pak cricket match would be Muslims. Indian constitution guarantess Freedom of speech and expression and if any Indian born muslim says he would like Pakistan to win then he is seen as a traitor...

But the biggest problem is in every metropolitan city in India, there would be great influx of people from neighbouring states, you can take the example of Mumbai (where Xenophobia exists)
Now to take an example of Karnataka, if the IPL cricket match is between Bengalur and Chennai or Bengalur and Hyderabad then we can't expect that people who are from that states will support Bengalur as they are working in Bengalur. A BIG NO...
They would support their home state obviously....
so then why is this feeling that if any muslim says that he wants Pak to win or what is the wrong if they celebrate Pak's victory in India....
This is a million dollar ? which needs to be answered without which India would be plagued with communal tensions and we don't unite as a country but as a state or on basis of language....

During such occassions, Politicians take the mileage...
Our feeble minded PM Mr. Manmohan Singh has invited Pak PM Geelani to watch the cricket match in Mohali...well this is a gud move...but don't we think v r becoming very hypocratic...
we are xtending friendship to one country which has been pricking our heart continously while we are using elite forces for our own sons of the soil who have revolted or rebelled against these Politicians and bureaucracy...We have branded them as Naxalites....
Why don't we extend the same helping hand to these people who are born within India and have rebelled due to these bloody politicians...

Who will tie the bell to the cat's tail...???!!!