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Irrational moments

Blame it on PMS or just ordinary life stress, but there are a few things liable to get you a ‘blow up’ reaction from me.

Computer issues and financial admin angst are my fatal flaws. I admit it.

If something wonky happens with a Microsoft application, I will be transformed from a completely rational human being into a raving lunatic with tech support!

And financial issues?

Few know this but I’m actually sorta kinda in this space. My professional work is consulting with an emphasis on the people element of the equation. My domain specialisation is, believe it or not, financial services and I regularly work with banks, insurance & mutual fund companies, brokers and more with my playground Asia Pacific, not just India.

So when things go wrong with financial services… I normally treat it like an amusing game. I see what unfolds before escalating through contacts to get things accomplished. (more…)


Agonizing Address Changes – Welcome to Indian Financial Services

As 2014 draws to a close, I’m revisiting my great big long list of pesky tasks that aren’t critical but still kinda sorta need to get done… sometime… You know – the ones you do your best to avoid?

I’ve made ‘progress’ but not exactly stellar:

  • I still have that pesky vexing tax records issue that just doesn’t seem to go away!
  • After changing my address at the Foreigners registration (FRRO)… Guess what? I officially no longer need to even register with the foreigners office at all?! Gaaakh!?
  • Armed with my latest lease and landlord NOC (no objection certificate) trying to track down the form and process to tackle my address update with the Service Tax authorities. After all, I only moved how many years ago?!
  • The “Mr Hickling” gender bender was a pain in the arse but I’m finally officially female (according to Vodafone)

However the worst by far is updating the mutual fund companies. (more…)

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