Saturday, March 31, 2012

Foxconn: An Exclusive Inside Look

Apple’s production plant in China, handled by Foxconn, has been in the news of late for allegedly mistreating its workers, 18 of whom have committed suicides over the past year due to harsh work environments. Take the tour with Bill Weir, the first journalist allowed into the secret factory where iPhones and iPods are made.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A gentleman’s guide to restaurant etiquette

Once you know the rules of fine dining, there is no awkwardness in enjoying the meal and company. Perhaps there is a lesson in here for Saif 

1) Choose a restaurant befitting your mood and that of your guests. 

2) Book a table in advance. Do not hesitate to ask if you can expect a quiet meal. 

3) Dress appropriately and arrive on time. 

4) Always stand up when a lady joins you at the table, or when she leaves it. 

5) At no point should you engage in loud arguments with the waiter or manager. If unhappy with anything, have an unobtrusive word to deal with it. 

6) Do not wave cutlery around to emphasize a point or use a toothpick at the table. 

7) Do not snap your fingers to call the waiter. 

8) Do not be so loud that you disturb conversations at adjoining tables. 

9) If disturbed by fellow diners or children, quietly complain to the manager, who should ideally deal with the situation effectively. 

10) Be attentive to people at your table, listen to them and let them order their meal before you order yours. 

11) Once seated, unfold the napkin and use it occasionally to wipe the tips of your fingers or mouth. At the end of the meal, leave your napkin folded on the left side of the plate. 

12) Know your cutlery and glasses. 

13) Bring food to your mouth, not your mouth to the food. 

14) Loud slurping or munching sounds are a definite no. 

15) Never stretch across for a dish; request for it to be passed to you. 

16) You can rest your fork and knife on either side of the plate in between your meal. After the meal, place them side by side in the centre of the plate in the 4:20 position, fork tines up. 

17) Do not talk with your mouth full or swivel your drink glass around. 

18) Do not get drunk! A gentleman doesn’t go beyond one drink at a restaurant. 

19) Never use your cell phone at the table. 

20) Deal with any discrepancy in the bill quietly but effectively. 

21) Do not appear to ponder too long over the bill or tip. 

22) Resist using the fingerbowl like a washbasin. Dip your fingertips and bring them gently to your mouth. 

23) Practise dining etiquette to enhance your enjoyment of the food and company!

 -Vinita Dawra Nangia 

Courtesy : TOI


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Airventure 2011 Oshkosh - World's Greatest Airshow

The best of AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, "The World's Greatest Airshow". 541,000 attendees - 10,000 airplanes.  

Monday, March 26, 2012



Native : Khakhrechi
Currently At : Ghatkopar, Mumbai
Name of the deceased : Himanshu Mahesh Lodaria
Age : 33 Years
Date of Death : 24-03-2012
Wife : Darshana

Son : Dhairya
Brother :Hiren
Father : Late Mahesh Shantilal Lodaria
Mother :Shardaben
Grand Father : Shantilal Devshi Lodaria
Father-in-Law  :Suryakant Jethalal Shah

May his soul rest in peace

Sunday, March 25, 2012



Native : Wankaner
Currently At : Ghatkopar, Mumbai
Name of the deceased : Rajnikant Abhechand Doshi
Age : 72 Years
Date of Death : 23-03-2012
Wife : Late Hansaben

Daughters : Jagruti Kirit Vora,Deepa Shailesh Gandhi,Julie Hemal Bhimani
Brothers :Gunvantbhai, Bhogilal,Chandrakant, Mahendra,Kirti
Sisters : Jashwanti, Indira, Nita
Mother :Kantaben Abhechand Doshi
Father-in-Law  :Jevatlal Chhaganlal Sanghavi 

May his soul rest in peace