Chowmein & Rape

From Times Of India (and this topic has been brewing online since it was published) “A khap panchayat in Haryana’s Jind district has blamed consumption of chowmein behind the growing incidents of rapes in the state saying it leads to hormonal imbalance. “To my understanding, consumption of fast food contributes to such incidents. Chowmein leads to hormonal imbalance evoking an urge to indulge in such acts,” said Jitender Chhatar, a resident of Jind’s Chhatar village and thua khap panchayat leader. “You also know the impact of chowmein, which is a spicy food, on our body. Hence, our elders also advised to consume light and nutritious food,” Chhatar added.

What the fuck? India can be so backward and Indians can be full of bullshit that it makes me sick to my stomach and ashamed of these idiotic assholes being in the same country as me and people like me! What on earth – this is why education is important and basic understanding of the way things work is necessary. Read a science book, pick up a national newspaper, go online and do some research and do not let your stupid, backward thinking, moronic ways set in per-historic times, filled with bigotry, superstition and religious nonsense dictate your words.

Last week, khap panchayats had evoked outrage after Sube Singh, a khap leader, advocated lowering of age of marriage for girls from 18 years to 16 years on the grounds that young girls are vulnerable to rapes and should be married off earlier. It is to rule over women that they come up with such shitty things. This is just one of many such cases. This country needs a kick in the nuts!

Federal Bank Issues Sorted Out

Just an update on my account with Federal Bank. Once again I am astonished at the wrong entries that their back end team does. I know that it is outsourced and that it’s mostly very young people handling the data entry at the outsourced center (I had applied for a training manager post at the same center in January of this year) but they have goofed up my application 3 times. And this is why my netbanking and transaction activation took so long.

It seems that they messed up my email id from the form and hence the first delay in activating the netbanking itself. It took them 4 weeks to sort that out. Then as I found out yesterday they entered my voter’s id card number incorrectly and my mother’s maiden name incorrectly as well. Which is why I was not able to activate transaction via netbanking cause I failed in 2 questions that you must entere to activate it.

It took a helpful call center agent who verified all my details and set things right for me. Under her directions I was able to activate my transaction and now have paid off some of my bills online using Federal bank. So finally 2.5 months after my bank account was activated I now have full fledged netbanking too.