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Sigma Autolink – Another fraud company

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Even though investors today are a much more informed lot, there is still a lot to be done in terms of educating them on the merits of investing / not investing in certain types of companies.

A case has now been registered against Sigma Autolink Pvt Ltd, based in Aurora Towers, Pune, for cheating it’s investors during a span of 3 months last year.

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Getting the American Express Kingfisher First credit card

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Just returned to Pune after a great time at Goa, and found a thick envelope from American Express waiting for me. Opening it presented an invite from them offering a “pre-approved” membership of the American Express Kingfisher First Credit Card, which is basically a Platinum card. This was actually a bit of a surprise, considering I was considering returning both my existing American Express credit card as well as the American Express charge card.

Reason: These are the only cards I have where an annual fee is levied, and though I didn’t mind it initially, it is an issue now, especially when all other cards are free, regardless of whether they are Gold, Platinum, Titanium etc!

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Homi Bhathena of Jazz Garden is no more

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Got a shock when reading the newspaper today morning. Homi Bhathena, former champion cyclist and the founder-owner of the erstwhile Jazz Garden had met with an accident on the Bombay-Pune highway and was no more. Apparently, a bus rammed into his car, though some other passengers in the car survived.

Jazz Garden was one of the several restaurants that was part of the ABC Farms complex. It was a favoured haunt for me and like minded friends and we would often chill out there and enjoy the live music over good food and drinks. This place was a fantastic platform for new and upcoming musicians to showcase their talent, and I remember thinking highly of some of those bands at the time.

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