Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

To all my readers.
Happy New Year

Free IPod and other gifts

Here is an interesting post. Click here and if you are lucky you would land a gift.
The Big Bald Blog

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Interesting interview on media

Click here to read an interesting interview with Sevanti Ninan.
The Hoot editor talks

Monday, December 17, 2007

Chinese furniture

Chinese furniture a rage
We have been hunting for a dining table for our small dining space, which is not just a room but a passage too. We thought a glass table would be both stylish and compact. Well we searched for about an year. It costs something in the range of Rs.16,000. Often, we did not like the style or even the chair.
Early in December my wife got a few grands to spare and thought of investing in a dining table again. The hunt began in earnest. We visited some of the top names in the town. Stylespa, Oberon, Damro and even Godrej outlet. Well the right one was always bigger.
Then we found a new place, Capito.
The showroom has a wide choice of furniture and we found the right one. Imported from Malaysia, it was all wood, teak, and stylish chairs. The price was Rs.29,000. We got it for Rs.26,700. And the service was good too. They have promised after sales service too. Wish I had a photo to post here now.
The lesson we learned is that one has to keep searching until one lands the right one. We have identified a sofa set for the living room too.
Capito in Trivandrum is at Pattom on the way to Marapalam

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Cheap clothes too

On reading my post my wife protested saying the dress material that she picked up from the same store was no good. She says she still shops for other stuff at the Big B.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Cheap is cheap

Big Bazaar of the Future group is going all out to capture the imagination of middle class Indians. I was a believer in the brand since shopping in thier Delhi outlet. That was until I bought this study table for my daughter.
It comes in a collapsible form, which you can assemble at home. My wife did the job of assembling it, for I was too lazy for that.
After three months I find that the outer covering is coming off. And even in the dry room on the first floor of the house some sort of mould is forming on the surface.
My advice is do not buy furniture made of particle boards, event if they are imported. They don't last. In India, where we invest in furniture for a life time it does not make sound economic sense to buy these cheap (actually costly) furniture.
My wife still buys stuff from the retailer, I am yet to return to their shop.