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About jubinjohn

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  • Location Dortmund
  • Nationality Indian
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  • Year of birth 1983

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  1. Flip or Slider Mobile

    Just visit media markt or Saturn, they have plenty of them.  Without camera and dual sim is a hard condition. Most of them have a crappy camera. But my inner sense says you will be able to find one below 70 euros.   
  2. I had to take their workshop option as they did not allow me to choose a workshop of my choice Total expense was around 4k for full repair , of that 3400 were covered by  the insurance company .  I got reset on my haftplicht and kasko klasse together, because of both claims.  It got around 400 euro more expensive that year and  the following years were also expensive .  I still don't know which option would have been better
  3. Coronavirus

    2 years ago, there was nipah outbreak in southern india, which was also suspected from fruit eating bats. It was more dangerous than corona ,as the death ratio was around 90% . And most of the deceased were healthy young adults. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Nipah_virus_outbreak_in_Kerala I think nCoV is not as serious as that, unless the patient has compromised immunity.
  4. Help! Kindergarten Change

    We did exactly the same. One month we had to pay both the kita fees. Otherwise everything went well. Don't worry
  5. Yes, it is a standard procedure. They employ some advocates for this purpose.   I have heard the experience of some others , where after going through this verification  and their spouses were already in Germany, they were advices by the einwohnermeldeamt to do the same thing for their marriage certificate at same cost but in euros Many complied, but one of them secured an email from the German embassy who issued the temporary visa for the spouse, that they did this procedure already. And that worked.    May be this info might save you from redundant work and expenditure Good luck
  6. Frugal Meals - Recipes and Cost

    Upma - fast version   Hartweizengriess 3/4 cup. Water 1 cup. A pinch of chopped ginger, 1 garlic clove chopped. 1 onion chopped., 1 carrot finely chopped (optional), Mustard seeds. Warm hartweissengriess in a pan and set aside. Splatter a pinch of mustard seeds in oil, then add ginger, garlic , onion and fry it until light brown. Add chopped carrot and cook it until done. Then add water and salt into it . Once water starts boiling add hartweissengriess into it. Keep stirring it until water gets absorbed. Upma is ready.    Serving suggestion: Smash a banana with a fork and mix upma with it.        
  7. Frugal Meals - Recipes and Cost

    Totally agree,   Another one, mung beans or green gram. We can find it in any srilankan or indian stores. Soak a half cup of that in water overnight. Then add salt ,pepper and garlic, and let cook in a pot. Add kokosraspel if one needs it fancy.   I like it with rice or chapati
  8. Frugal Meals - Recipes and Cost

    Chapati We need a frying pan, and a roller   Add 2 tablespoons of oil and salt to  vollkornmehl. Add lukewarm water  into the flour in small quantities and mix well using hand until the dough sticks together and get a ball shape.  Make small spheres out of big lump of dough  of around 5cm diameter using both palms. Put some dry flour on counter top and roll the spheres flat using a roller. Throw it in hot frying pan with a little or no oil.  We should see air bubbles show up on chappathi and turns a bit dark    Alu palak Add some oil to a frying pan, and fry chopped garlic and ginger Once they turn golden brown add chopped potatoes . Add garam masala ,  salt and keep it closed until cooked.  Add chopped spinat into it and let it cook while keeping the lid closed.    Garam masala sometimes contain  chilly powder in it. If it is too much hot , one can try a custom built version, but then it become expensive. You need 1. Fennel seeds - two table spoon 2. Cinnamon - a pinch 3. Star anise - 1 4. Muscat - a pinch 5. Cardomon - 1 seed from a peeled shell 6. Cummins seeds - a pinch Fry the above in a pan for a very short time , then grind it. Be careful , they turn brown very fast.                 
  9. Frugal Meals - Recipes and Cost

    75g of vollkornmehl. Water ,  oil, salt for chapathis.  Spinat, potatoes , garlic , ginger and garam masala for Aalu palak   Should not cost much  
  10. If you don't serve.your notice period , it is a violation of infy s employment contract, right?.  Are they aggressive on such cases? May be talk to hr and make a deal to serve your notice period here itself.   Good luck
  11. If he doesn't want to pay, there is no easy way, other than court. I had the same situation. I am a member of mietverein , and they wrote letters with legal mumbo jumbo in it, but the guy did nt even reply.  Conclusion was that if I want my money the case needs to be escalated to court. It was around 800euros, and I was short of everything especially time. So I let it go.  Talk to a mietverein, probably you are lucky and the guy can be easily scared.
  12. Hello Toytown,   My wife was involved in an accident few weeks back, where her car(insured under my name) was hit by another car while she was getting into main street from her company premises. The view was blocked by a parked truck so by the time the road was visible, there was this other car breaking heavily , but it was too late for both of them.  The other car hit ours at front left, leaving scratches on the fender and a slightly loose headlight.    She called the police, they gave a document where she was at fault ( acceptable, as there was no vorfahrt for her ). So I called the insurance company and send them the police report. The guy there told me that , I have two choices , either I use my vollkasko and get the beitrag increased, or I repair it from my pocket. I decided to asses it in a workshop and then decide.    Weeks later my car got a pretty heavy scartch on its right rear side, during reverse parking. We failed to see a traffic sign pole      Yesterday I was at few body shops and they say it will be roughly 1500Euro(900 for the rear scratch +300 for the  front one if no broken headlight case ) all together including mwst.   I am in SF2 (I dont know the current state as the previous accident is already reported). My contract says Iam at SF2 for both hafplicht and also for KASKO.  I have selbstbeteiligung 300 euros and also a wekstattbindung   Since both are from different accidents I have to pay 600 Euros minimum for sure.   I visited few bodyshops to get some estimate.    One workshop guy told me that I may claim for the larger one(rear scratch from sign pole) and pay the front one myself, also he told that if I go to him I have to pay 15 %  of the bill myself since I will be violating wekstattbindung policy.  He also told that if I do it there he could give me some adjustments with the minor work which I will be paying from my pocket.    Now I like to calculate which one is better for me. A) Go to the contract workshop, pay 600 Euros and then get the beitrag increased.   B ) go to this guy , pay 300 for one claim and pay the rest from my pocket and reduce the beitrag incriment if that works.    I tried to figure out this by calling the insurance company, they told that they need the work estimate before saying anything.    Could anyone offer some advice on  how the annual payment will increase after multiple claims,  please?    Thanks in advance, (please excuse the typos , I was evading a toddler while typing this  )