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  • Subject: Looking for Accomdation
  • Date Posted: 2017-12-11
  • City: Other
  • Category: Apartments
  • Description: Hello I am looking for accommodation near by Tuttle crossing blvd or walmart. If you are looking for roommate please contact me at deepavavilla@gmail.com
  • Subject: SPAM Emails and messages.
  • Date Posted: 2017-11-06
  • City: Cincinnati
  • Category: Apartments
  • Description: I have started receiving Mails and Messages from BOTs asking for details of my house like complete address. Their replies are system generated. Keep an eye and don't share your complete details. To check if it is a valid inquiry, ask something unusual and see what you get as reply. Stay alert!!!!!!!
  • Subject: Avoid spammer scams
  • Date Posted: 2017-10-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: Here are the few tips to remember while interacting with others/unknown persons. 1) Avoid transaction with unknown people. Never give your Bank Account details, personal information (SSN, DOB, Address) or any financial information unless you are certain you can trust the person contacting you. 2) Fake cashier checks and money orders are common. Banks will hold you responsible when the fake is discovered weeks later deposited checks. 3) Never wire funds via Western Union, MoneyGram or any other wire service. Anyone who asks you to do so is likely to be a scammer. 4) If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Scammers usually try to lure people by providing a deal that you cannot refuse. Be rest assured, if you are offered any such deal, he/she is most likely a scammer. 5) Check overpayment. A buyer, prospective tenant or even an employer will send you a check worth more than the value of the items/rent/job. They will then ask for the surplus money to be returned to them or a third party, for example to pay for shipping. The check will clear into your bank account, only to be refused weeks later. At this point, the bank will take the full check amount back out of your account. This would then leave you out of pocket for the amount on the check and the amount you passed on as the difference.
  • Subject: cheating applicant workers
  • Date Posted: 2017-08-31
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: The owner in Heath requires people in hotel and restaurant. My own experience and other employees left impression that he is rather interested in cheating employees by firing after few days and skipping to pay. Saying that he provided food during work or if he worked in his motel than says that you pay me room rent. Although in the advertise he states that free room or board.
  • Subject: Beware of Emails from Mridul Jain or Mohammad
  • Date Posted: 2017-04-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Friends, Beware of spammers! A person named Mridul Jain sends an email to everyposting on apnaohio mentioning that he would buy all the items kept for sale. Once you respond, he would mention that he is out of town and he would send a cashiers check from his employer to your address. You know the trick right? He would send a bank check for an extra amount and he would ask for returning the extra money...it's a spam. The check that he sends never get cashed in the bank. It would just show as pending for few days and the transaction would be declined later on. These smart a**** for cheating fellow indians by doing these kind of spams. So beware of these spammers. Have a pleasant stay abroad.
  • Subject: Question - whom do you use to do Interior Painting of your house?
  • Date Posted: 2017-04-04
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Home
  • Description: Hello Home Owners (of an older home) - have you used professional painting contractors to interior paint your house or have you reached out to local under-the-table contractors to paint your interiors? Say, for a house of 1800 Square Feet. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Living Rooms, 2 baths and 1 half bath (no closets, no ceilings and no trims). Just wanted to know what your experiences are. The professional painting contractors are giving us a quote of around $2800 for painting just the interiors (no ceiling and trims). Do you know of any local hermanos that can help (for cheaper price). I guess these Professional Marketing Companies will also eventually hire those hermanos for the actual job and take the commission in the middle.
  • Subject: Apna Bazaar
  • Date Posted: 2017-01-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: We were in a hurry to get rice and was closest to Apna Bazaar. We never buy rice from there, but thought we should give it a try. When trying to make the rice, we noticed worms inside the bag! Disgusting! HATE THAT PLACE!! If you don't have hygienic food, don't bother selling them!
  • Subject: Dedicated People working!!
  • Date Posted: 2016-09-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I got a call from Admin of Apna Ohio, made me understand how difficult and challenges they are going through maintaining this website. I take my word back, you are doing a great Job giving a free service and thanks for it. I see a good dedication in this website to help people all across from native Indians to other people. So When you are trying to post anything in internet don't give your full Name and Numbers, as I was New & not aware of the scammers operating from outside countries, would phish us and get money. And Thanks to Apana Ohio members, you are doing a great Job and for taking time and educating.
  • Subject: Fraud Call Alert
  • Date Posted: 2016-09-25
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: ***************** BE Aware of scam IRS Calls ********** U to the one reading this, Mark batch No: 41@-$- (scammers) Circulate it and educate to ur friends. I was glad to post in Apna ohio(any local Indian websites) website for room availability. What ever u enter any online website is closely monitored by bunch of scammers. They will call and say u have done tax fraud. And we need to arrest, tell ur full name and number. They will tell you, u will get call from registered numbers and will ask you to tell the address and pay the money. They are really trained to make u believe as if they are real.never give full name and numbers. U will receive call from emergency number, +911, Columbus police department(8123762600), IRS no: 800 945 8400 ***** S@$# scammer read this don't f@$# with hard earned money get a life *****
  • Subject: Fraud Calls
  • Date Posted: 2016-08-15
  • City: Cincinnati
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi, Do NOT post your number in the apnaohio ad. I have started getting fraud calls from +911 number and they are telling that they are either calling from police department or IRS and asking for money. PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR NUMBER WHILE POSTING YOUR ADD.
  • Subject: Good Car repair
  • Date Posted: 2016-07-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: I seen the ads about cheap car repairs and took a chance with it, Kalyan really helps in solving the problem of the car. I had my brake rotors and pads replaced at $190 including the labor. Kalyan seemed reliable, its been a month now that I had the repair done and didnt see any problem after the fix. suggest all you guys to check him out once. You can call him at 614-349-6894.
  • Subject: Experienced Tailor
  • Date Posted: 2016-07-07
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hello everyone, as i discussed in my first review about Hema who is doing Alteration in Lewis Center. After she made mess with my dress, I went to Shalini, who is living in Dublin. She spent 1 hour on my kurti to fix the Hema's mess. And she did great job. And i was surprised when she charged me only $8.00. Hema starts from $9 but i gave her $6 per kurti. She is demanding more money but she has no skill. Otherside Shalini, who is an experienced tailor just charging $5.00 per kurti. And she fixed Hema's mess only in $8.00. If anyone looking for experienced tailor, my experience suggested Shalini, and her contact number is 616-795-5530. I am not advertising for anyone, I am just sharing my experience. Thanks..........
  • Subject: Alteration service by Hema
  • Date Posted: 2016-07-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I read about Hema who is doing alteration at home in Lewis Center. I went to her home and gave her my 5 suits and one newly party wear dress for alteration. she did fix only one suit right, all other 4 suits she did bad work. Which size i gave to her, she did opposite. And my party wear dress she teared off it. Awful work. and panic to me. I spent RS 8,000 on it and going to wear on my son's birthday party. She pull the old stitching with scissor and cut on my dress. How she can pull old stitch with scissor. So panic to me. But i still paid her all of her money. Out of 6 dresses she did only one right. She is totally untrained tailor. Only one thing making me sad why she is pulling old stitch with scissor and cut on my newly dress.
  • Subject: India Oven Restaurent
  • Date Posted: 2016-06-14
  • City: Dayton
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: I went to India Oven in Miamisburg. Food was worst. Could not bring tandoori chicken to mouth. bad smell. When I went to pay the bill, the lady(who looked like owner) insisted to give tip(which I did not give).
  • Subject: Apna Ohio is good website for Indians
  • Date Posted: 2016-04-25
  • City: Dayton
  • Category: Apartments
  • Description: I appreciate this site, because it helped me in finding accommodation when I looking for the one, where I do not have friends or any contacts. Thank you...
  • Subject: Beware of Scott for Moving help and avoid him
  • Date Posted: 2016-04-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: There is a guy called Scott, we received lot of complaints about him. This guy posts the ad in our website apnaohio.com in "Moving sale" with low rates for shifting the things, moving the house or for cleaning. This guy is targeting all Indians and gives very low quote to shift the things or cleaning, but when he comes to the home for shifting or cleaning, he can not even lift anything, if he can lift it, he just drops on the floor and makes damage. He creates lot of annoyance using bad words and takes the money to go out of the house. He leaves with money without doing any work. After leaving from your house, Sometimes he posts an add in Craig list with your name and phone number. With this people get ruined with moving schedule and money and also have to hire somebody desperately with high price as you already committed the date with leasing. Better go with somebody from UHaul or from any good firm for the experienced people.
  • Subject: baby sitting
  • Date Posted: 2015-10-30
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hai I was doing baby sitting since 7years, I request the parents please pay the service what we do.baby sitting job is the stuff job people who donot have work chance they only do baby sitting.pay the money what and how u have committed to them.as monthy,daily r weakly. I had bad experience with parents of child who I have taken care of him almost 15months (rajitha and siva)ofcuse they work for big company's .according to our commit they need to pay 210 dollars when I asked the money she replied .we r even.how can we believe parents.
  • Subject: Maharaja of dayton
  • Date Posted: 2015-10-14
  • City: Dayton
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: Maharaja of Dayton is the worst restaurent i have ever seen in my life. They feed stale food and the quality of food is horrible. I used to work there and they dont even give salary. They say we need to serving and slowly slowly they even made me clean washrooms. And the pay is also very less. It is 5$ per hour. Even the customers who come there never turn back due to the worst food they feed.
  • Subject: Apna Ohio is good website for Indians
  • Date Posted: 2015-09-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I appreciate this site, because it helped me in finding accommodation when I looking for the one, where I do not have friends or any contacts. Thanks Valluru
  • Subject: Very good site apnaohio.com
  • Date Posted: 2015-08-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: It's so helpful and sold out all my old stuff just in 2 days because of placing add , I appreciated website management
  • Subject: Experienced Business Analysis interview proxy.
  • Date Posted: 2014-06-12
  • City: Other
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hello, Greetings.... 1.I have a team of experienced business analysts to cover any domain of interviews, 2.Male / Female not an issue. 3.Available at all hours. Thanks & Regards, Smitha, Email:smithashaily99@gmail.com Contact: 408-471-7828
  • Subject: HIring at Patle
  • Date Posted: 2011-05-07
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Patle bros is hiring those who lost jobs from bhavani. Must be bad in english.
  • Subject: patel bros
  • Date Posted: 2011-04-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Patel Bros is the worst store in U.S.A. not just Columbus. They are responsible for dozens of stores shutting down in the country due to their muscle power not their quality.
  • Subject: Patel brothers holi
  • Date Posted: 2011-03-28
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Patel brothers is the only decent store in columbus. All other store have either old/expensive stuff. Really liked the way patel did the sale where they had lots of items.
  • Subject: Please don't purchase sports materials from Bhavani Cash & Carry
  • Date Posted: 2011-03-23
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi All, I Just bought cricket stumps from Bhavani on 19 Mar 2011.I just played two matches on the third match the stumps got broken.We played with a tennis ball for that itself the stumps are unable to withstand it is of very very poor quality but they charged 25$ which is not even worth of 2$. When i asked for refund or replacement they are denying and there customer response was also in a harsh manner.
  • Subject: CITIair sucks
  • Date Posted: 2011-01-10
  • City: Cincinnati
  • Category: TravelAgent
  • Description: I have recently booked air ticket to India through CITIAIR, to visit my sick mother as a emergency trip. They told the tickets are confirmed, please pay for the ticket. I paid and got the itenary and believed and peacefully waited for the date to travel. As usual the day before I just want to reconfirm the ticket and called the airlines. They took my booking code, last name and date of travel to check my itenary. To their surprise there is no booking shown in the system. I am really surprised and since I had the hard copy of the booking, I requested to verify. After 30 minutes of checking and verifying they told the booking has been cancelled a week back. I had packed everything and waited for the travel, now the airline is telling my booking is cancelled. so am totally upset and called the travel agent. They didn't even know the ticket is cancelled and told me that we don't know you have to check with airline. With all the disappointment and worry, I called the airlines again and conference with citiair. Finally found citiair didnâ??t confirm my ticket with airlines. CITIair travel agent did nothing to solve the issue. I had to convince the airlines, that there were some communication gaps and requested to get the new ticket. So be careful if you book tickets with citiair. This is my kind advice to any one who is looking for air tickets. ---Horrible travel agent ever I saw in my 15 year life time of my numerous travels....be careful while booking tickets with citiair-------------
  • Subject: nityananda scandal
  • Date Posted: 2010-03-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: What a pretty incident, I fell on his legs 2 yrs ago in Delaware,OH, What a pretty man i am :(.
  • Subject: nityananda scanda;
  • Date Posted: 2010-03-04
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I think Nityanand was involved in a scandal because he shopped at the wrong store.
  • Subject: Nityananda swami sex scandal video by Sun TV
  • Date Posted: 2010-03-03
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I don't know why you are so much worried about Nityananda swamiji. Look at his sex scandal videos with tamil actress Ragasudha and Ranjitha at this link that were broadcast by Sun TV: http://www.googletrends.in/?p=40
  • Subject: Fire in Nithyanada Ashram Bangalore
  • Date Posted: 2010-03-03
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: Hai i read news about Nithyananda ashram Bangalore,Here in columbus we r having his temple, i was concerned about Swamiji ,what they r talking about him, is that true? for more details u can read in thatstamil.com or thatskannada.com
  • Subject: fights in grocery
  • Date Posted: 2010-03-01
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The gentleman who wrote the comment below must be one of the closed grocery store owner. He/she doesn't find anything but grocery. You are calling your own countrymen murakh-you damn jerk you are murakh. You need to go back to India and start digging farms and fulfil your dream. You are nothing but a coward man. This is America and every one has right to shop where ever they want to. I think you do not understand this simple thing. Get a life or eat shit and die. I hope you have learnt your lesson by closing your own grocery store. For your kind information, I buy my groceries from Krogar and Walmart.
  • Subject: fights in grocery
  • Date Posted: 2010-03-01
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: now the fools at sawmill are fighting and accusing each other. Bhava the idiot started this what murakh and the peoples are murakh for helping them
  • Subject: india grocers
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-28
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Home
  • Description: dont buy tilda rice from india grocery its duplicate rice
  • Subject: grocery
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: the best grocery store is india grocers (5843 saw mill rd)
  • Subject: please check exp date
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: WE RECENTLY WENT TO BHAVANI FOR THE FIRST TIME , BOUGHT MANGO JUICE FROM THERE. CAME HOME TASTED IT, IT TASTE SO BAD, & OLD, HAD TO THROW THE WHOLE BOTTLE. WHEN WE CHECKED THE EXP DATE ON THE BOTTLE THERE WAS NONE, LOOKS LIKE THEY DID WIPE THE DATE OFF. SO PLEASE CHECK THE EXP DATE ON ANY FOOD THAT YOU BUY FROM THERE
  • Subject: jealous bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Below poster you are right.Fools at Bhavani come to Columbus and make mess. no love peace only love fight.Now find less business here.Limited by boundation.
  • Subject: bankruptcy and catfights
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: how? only God knows how. eventually patle will fail. for sometime the short sighted customer may feel he is winning. only for sometime. actually the customer will be the loser if it wants to win because of catfights. losers all.
  • Subject: bankruptcy
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: how can somebody having 2 grocery stores fle for bankruptcy. Seems that is rarely possible but the way they are doing, bhavani is getting jealous and posting this purposely. way to go..we like catfights. may the customer win!!
  • Subject: Holi celebration
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Here peoples talk about Grocery store, Bhawani and Patel stores only.
  • Subject: HOLI celebrations??
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-25
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Do we have anywhere Holi celebrations goind on???
  • Subject: Request
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Suggest some other topics
  • Subject: Request
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Dear All, Pls stop talking ONLY about Bhavani and Patel... There are many topic to discuss..
  • Subject: bankruptcy
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: jaisa karo waisa bharo.what goes around comes around. do bad deeds and pay for it. karma catches up with you.they kicked out one family from its own store in dallas texas last year. god deals with everyone.
  • Subject: Patel Banckruptcy
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I was wondering how a person owning two stores in columbus can go through banckruptcy? may be what I heard about patel was wrong then... but his counter guys were talking about it. I dont care, might as well go and shop there until they are open.
  • Subject: Holi celebrations anywhere?
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I am new to Columbus... do we celebrate Holi here in temple or anywhere else? rangon wali holi...
  • Subject: Holi S*** everywhere
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Yeh kabhie nahin sudharney wale. kutte ki poonch banki hi banki. kitni bhi koshish karo tedi hi rahegi. siddhi nahin honewali.
  • Subject: Holi sale @ Bhavani, Patel & India Grocers
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Holi sale is currently going on at Bhavani, Patel, India Grocers on Sawmill rd, Dublin. This time you may have to go to all three stores as each of them put only selected different items on sale. Go, grab and save groceries until next sale.
  • Subject: war
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: good for us
  • Subject: war on sawmill rd
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Oh no war start again between three morons
  • Subject: desi
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-21
  • City: Other
  • Category: other
  • Description: it was good
  • Subject: stupid negative desi
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Just shut up ok, not all desi are like you, when you really don't know that, who you are, then ask your mom/pop to who you are, or are they your real parents, just chill out, no more your stupid comment, shame on you ================= * Subject: hindi movie * Date Posted: 2010-02-20 * City: Columbus * Category: other * Description: again the desi wants something for free ! This is disgusting and typical.
  • Subject: hindi movies
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Kutte ki punchh hamesha teddhi ki teddhi hi rahegi, phalehi ho kahi jaye, sddhi karne ki koshsish bhi karo to nahi hogi. if you do not believe try it.
  • Subject: hindi movie
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: again the desi wants something for free ! This is disgusting and typical.
  • Subject: Hindi Movie
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Best website to watch Hindi Movie??? No buffering
  • Subject: desis and topics
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-19
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Suggest one alternate topic in proper English or shut up.
  • Subject: desi
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-18
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: well desis only interested in grocery soo many topic beside bhavani and patel only one guy put ad here either hes grocery store owner or some compitier looklike apnaohio only made bhavani and patel be american desis
  • Subject: killing flies in Columbus
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Where have all the flies disappeared to? Oh they are all at Bhavani for them to kill while chewing tobacco.
  • Subject: tailor
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: http://apnaohio.com/FreeAdsDisplay.jsp?id=16066, Before you post something here you should check the classifoeds first, this place is not meant for this. People when will you understand
  • Subject: Indian Tailor
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Does anybody knows about Indian tailor available in Columbus.
  • Subject: Desis
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-15
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Bhagwan bhi nahin bachayega !!
  • Subject: Desi's discussion
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-14
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Shayad Bhagvan hi Bachaye
  • Subject: Bhavani caught many flies
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-14
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Question that people are asking is why did idiot no.1 Bhavani come to Columbus when they know that there is a patel here? Now withing one year of coming to Columbus, they are killing flies and chewing tobacco. It is because there are two idiots working there. Mukash and Vipool. That's why. Weep bhavani weep.Peoples are laughing.
  • Subject: how low can desis go
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-14
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Desis can go even lower than that ! Why do you think dickheads like bhavani and patel are in business? It is because desis are cheap. And the way to bring patel to its knees like someone expressed is to not shop there.
  • Subject: how low can desi's go
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-14
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: i saw one advr from Sachin on apnaohio.com.... he is selling some printed greatclips coupons which we get in our mails... this is height of cheapness....
  • Subject: Bhavani catching flies nowadays
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-13
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Apartments
  • Description: Seems that Patel is overcrowded and Bhavani was catching flies and eating tobacco in his store today. What's up? We need a third grocery who can make Patel down on his knees.
  • Subject: I learned something today
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-13
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: After neglecting the grocery store near my house for quite sometime, I went there the other day and shopped. Mainly I was looking for donation from the store. They told me they cannot afford to give any since people were not shopping there much and blindly going to Patel and Bhavani to save two pennies. It was then that I realized the truth and how selfish we Indians are. When we need a favor we go to the store near our home. Whether it is a donation or help with baby sitter or stitching or if we want to sell our car. We Indians need help in our thinking and learn what it is to be loyal and recipraocate rather than just take for granted local businesses.Shame on us for being so selfish.
  • Subject: needed
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-08
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I need a massage therapist. does somebody know of good male massage therapists? can anyone recommend someone?
  • Subject: now hiring
  • Date Posted: 2010-02-04
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: now hiring at patel. education level third grade or less. must not be able to speak english. good pay free food and drink. apply now.
  • Subject: eyebrows
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-28
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: for good shape in eyebrows and for worthy facial ladies must contact divya @ 614-437-9838 as i had a good experience.
  • Subject: Stitching available in Mason
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-27
  • City: Cincinnati
  • Category: Home
  • Description: I do Stitch Baby Dresses, curtains, pillow covers etc.Resize and Alteration of the Saree Blouse, Baby Dresses,Ghagra choli, Salwar Kameez Tops, Dupatta and any clothing. Contact Info: 513-770-9635 . PLEASE CONTACT AFTER 6 on weekdays and any time on weekends.
  • Subject: New snack food
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-27
  • City: Cleveland
  • Category: other
  • Description: There is a new Indian snack food available at three stores. It is BH(vani)(pat)EL.Or for those who are not smart enough to understand it is BHEL. tastes very bad. available for free at Bhavan and two patel stores.
  • Subject: three idiots
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The stores that sell at below cost prices are the three idiots. Lost Bhavani and the two patels.
  • Subject: indian store
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-26
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Bhavani is already lost. Lost in Columbus and is looking for a place in Clindianatti
  • Subject: indian store
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-26
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: GET LOST BHAVANI.
  • Subject: indian store
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-26
  • City: Cleveland
  • Category: Home
  • Description: Welcome Bhavani
  • Subject: indian store
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-26
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Thank you bhavani
  • Subject: indian store
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-25
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Dear all, khhane alva kabhi kuchh aur bhi soch liya karo. Some time think about things apart from food, plz.
  • Subject: indian store
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-25
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: bhavani go to cleveland cinci and other places and take columbus store with you
  • Subject: indian store
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-25
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Bhavani coming in indianapolis/clevland/detroit/cincinnati
  • Subject: Indian store
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Both Patel and Bhavani are doing wholesaling and retailing at the same time,this against all fair business practices. but not easy for us to understand since our focus is only on prices. good service from patel would be if they learned to speak english first. as someone said this is U S A not gujarat
  • Subject: Ticket price
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: I agree with this guy, i had a same experiance in theater and i don't understand the concept of placing stikers to the charis saying "Reserved for online bookings".
  • Subject: Taj Palace
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-23
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I went to Taj Palace to eat, the food was horrible. The waiter was sweaty and I found a piece of naan in my order of palak paneer. Very disgusted, I will never eat there again. Called the manager, the lady was not at all nice.
  • Subject: Indian Store
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-23
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I like Patel Brothers more then Bhavani. They have fresher products and better service. I have noticed Bhavani is infact more pricey in my opinion. I would strongly suggest Patel Brothers because of the friendly, wonderful service they provide. The rates are cheap and food is quality based. Bhavani is not as popular as Patel Brothers, they are new in the market. There service is okay, not the best and they close early. I used to shop at India Grocers, but face it compared to Patel and Bhavani...they are not that great. Anyways just posting what I think, Thank you Patel Brothers :D
  • Subject: indians and complaints
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: guy said back two three weeks indians never change. Always same where they go.bad habits.
  • Subject: tickets
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The tickets i got were $10 ay indian grocery store. I think it is $12 at the theater. So u may have to pre byt the ticket.
  • Subject: Ticket price
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: How can we stop after loosing 24$ for the service we got. Indian community is not I'll. The guy who is screening is making us I'll. If you experiance the situation you will know.
  • Subject: Ticket price
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Is the Indian community ill ? Always complaining about service and prices. Never happy. Whether films or food or gas. Maybe things are better in India ? STOP COMPLAINING.OK ?
  • Subject: Telugu Movies - Price
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The ticket price for Namo Venkatesha & Adhurs is not acceptable(12$) and the maintance is horrible. The way the person who screen the movie is horrible. I went over last week end and had a bad experiance on allocating seats....
  • Subject: U.S.A.
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: This is a UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Is it? Desis talking about being in United States of America? Desis who break every copyright law in the world talk about being in the U S A . Never saw this much hypocrisy.
  • Subject: U S A
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ?? i like to be in america ok by me in america everythig free in america IT indians in america
  • Subject: Indian grocery store
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Look at that !! The mongrel talking about the bitch.
  • Subject: Indian Grocery Store
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-19
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I am not a any Indian grocery store owner nor do a friends or family member. I just tell you all heater for either patel or Bhavani PLEASE PLEASE stop your Negative comments about any store, everyone is benefited from patel or Bhavani, if you wanna save smaller store then, put your money from your own pocket and save smaller store but let me tell you one thing , this is a UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , if you can't Compete then closed the store but don't bitch about patel or Bhavani PLEASE still if you wanna bitch then bitch about WALMART, K-MART AND TARGET ok
  • Subject: Indian grocery
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: another store closed because of bhavani and patel. so bad.
  • Subject: just imrovement in apna ohio
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-13
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: This is the just response to below person's experience (prefeably reply) (and reply of my prevous onces), I am very greatful to you that at least somebody is reading, whatever i am writing here. Please ignore spelling mistake. I am very thankfull to you your kind reply. If you are more intrested than you can mail me on this ID ramsuncity@yahoo.com
  • Subject: just imrovement i apna ohio
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-13
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: one billion peoples in bharat mata living and eating. surviving? grocery stores loving peoples and peoples loving grocery stores. one persons very goo reply me but remove content confused confused why why best place in columbus grocery stores good good i likes new discussions always
  • Subject: just improvement i apna ohio
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-13
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: peoples are for food or grocery are for peoples and content remove is for appriate why
  • Subject: just improvement i apna ohio
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-12
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I am seeing here from last, may be one week there is no discussion about the grocery stores. Thanks to all peoples. Because indian culture sayes that we eat for survival, not we survive to eat. But one question I have that I asked about calling to india and one person replied very goo to me on common panel also I appritiae him but later on he removed his content, why?
  • Subject: looking for apartment to share
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-10
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Apartments
  • Description: Hello, I am looking for an apartment to share preferably separate bed and bath in 2 bedroom apartment.Please give me a call at 216-533-0271. Thanks, Satya.
  • Subject: Calling card for India
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Can u tell me the experience of Mother India calling cards to Call in India? I had many times experienced that customer service peoples do not talk well and do not rectify the problem.
  • Subject: pls dont abuse
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Mirror mirror on the wall
  • Subject: pls dont abuse
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hai i hope apnaohio is for good reason, and for good discussion, but here people are showing their arrogance,anger or abusing each other, insted of this we can peacfully discuss or clarify problems.
  • Subject: Compete or lose/mentality
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Time to make career change??????? How about back to the village and the open gutter water flowing at the vegetable market?
  • Subject: India Grocers on Sawmill Rd is running Christmas sale until Jan 3rd
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-01
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: India Grocers on Sawmill Rd is running Christmas sale until Jan 3rd. Some vegetables are 49cents/pound and lot of other items are on sale (Rice 15.99/20lb, Atta etc). It started on Dec 19th, but we have not gotten the flyer, so was not aware of it. They are sending flyer to only people that signup for their email list. So go and get the deal if you are visiting that area and looking to buy Indian groceries.
  • Subject: compete or lose
  • Date Posted: 2010-01-01
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I think this thread is going long since the small groceries are feeling the heat and are venting their anger. You got to just sell it cheap else let it go. Time to make a career change...how about amway?
  • Subject: It SHOULD BE CHECK EXPIRATIONS EVERYWHERE
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-31
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: U should be doing it everywhere, I think every store has some so i think u should check it everywhere, I have seen it in almost every store in columbus.
  • Subject: Check product expiration dates at Spice World
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-30
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I saw most of the items (packed groceries) have expiration dates early in this year at Spice World. They are giving 30% discount on the entire bill. So check expiration dates on the products that you are buying. I am not OK with buying expired products for my own health. In my own experience, some of the items that dont have expiration date have fungus in them once the pack was opened. NOT THE BEST DEAL FOR GOOD HEALTH!
  • Subject: grocery
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-29
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Kuchh bhi nahi ho sakta, apan log grocery store se aage soch hi nahi sakte.
  • Subject: Grocery
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-29
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Well lady you are wrong. But you can have your opinion. Monopolies have never succeeded in the long run. And wholesalers can never be retailers.
  • Subject: Grocery
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-29
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I've been reading this experince section for a while. One thing I'll agree about Indian grocery store is everyone has been affected may be in positive or negative after having BHavani and New Patel in town. Someone was saying/asking to sympathize for small Indian grocery stores. I do not agree on this because they had the monopoly in the town for quite a long period of time. It's for our goodness we finally have some place where in we get benefited as well. I live in Michigan and have my husband shop the grocery from columbus and get me here. Reason is quality and price of course. Here in lansing,MI we have 2 indian stores they sell expired,expensive, rotten crap. Still if you dont have any other option then you'll have to buy from these small stores. At one point of time I'd stopped visitng indian store and started managing with whatever I get from Meijer/Kroger/Chinese Store. Anyways these people have alredy made enough money from us. I wish if we can have a store like bhavani/patel at our place. New Patel and BHavani you rock guys!!! Give each other tough competition and give us better deals. So you do your business and we get our stuff at reasonable rate. Hence we all are happy.
  • Subject: general topic
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-28
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi Dear below follower, this is for your kind information that in view exprience topic only grocery topic is discussed nothing is other. I tried to divert many times but result is none. It looks that Indian are for grocery stores or grocery stores are for Indians. you or we peoples should decide. Pls give feed back, do not be silent... and I hopping for your kind reply.
  • Subject: from apnaohio team
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-28
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hello All, We see lot of topic being discussed here , this place is to share your experiences, not discussions. If you want to discuss something here is the place you do. http://apnaohio.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl Thanks for understanding. Apnahio team
  • Subject: grocery stores
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-28
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: An attempt was made by older stores to contact Patel but patel refused to listen. Similarly someone spoke to bhavani boss in New Jersey and told him that some three four stores closed in Columbus. He said 'we don't care...'
  • Subject: grocery stores
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I realized that really in columbus, Indian peoples are living for eating only confirmed (100%), because, i tried many times to discontinue this topic. But after few hrs agian this topic (same grocery) get started. You can see the experience topic only grocery stores is the main topic, because we peoples do not think more than to eating. Really it is very surprising. OK, let it be the same topic, why can not call both (Patel and Bhavani) on one stage and also call the all indian, let them to show there sales, but v ..............n.................... change
  • Subject: New movie
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Guys I went to the opening show of the new movie " The Three Idiots " It was crowded. The Three Idiots were also present. The idiot from old patel was giving pop corn for free, the idiot from new patel was giving tickets for free. The idiot from bhavani was sweeping the floor and offered to park all the cars. Enjoyed !!
  • Subject: monopolies
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: This is a destructive game and both will get hurt here in Columbus for sure. In fact Bhavani is not going to be able to bear it for too long.
  • Subject: groceries
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Subject of groceries is the topic of "experiences" on the previous page. So dont be surprised if that is what is discussed mr. blah blah. And ofcourse the businesses that are hurting due to the unfair trade practices of bhavani and patel will speak up. why should they not?
  • Subject: Monopoly
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: This is a game played jointly by Patel and Bhavani. Offer huge discounts and sales since they buy in bulk, have these small stores close down and profit with a low margin but have huge sales. Nobody can compete with them unless you sell for this cheap.
  • Subject: groceries
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: of all the issues we are faced with all you can talk about is indian grocery. WHO CARES.blah----blah----blah----blah. as they say, let it go, get over it, this topic is soooooo boring.
  • Subject: Murder of family owned Indian Groceries
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-26
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Columbus is a small town with a small Indian population. For the last two decades it has been well served by about 10 Indian Grocery Stores. These stores are family owned businesses that have devoted their time and catered to the local community that they know well. In February 2009, amidst the worst economy that this country has faced in nearly seventy years, Bhavani, an East Coast Grocery chain has entered the small Columbus market with a large store opened in Dublin off Saw Mill Rd. From the start this store has sold products at or below cost to attract customers and in its own words to hurt the "greedy older stores". As a result three stores in the Saw Mill Rd area have shut down within a couple of months after Bhavani opened. Just last week it is reported that a fourth store is about to close down. To fight Bhavani, Patel Bros. that is a nationally owned store chain of Raja Foods of Chicago,and whose Kenny Rd store was losing business to Bhavani, have opened a larger store in the same vicinity as Bhavani, in Dublin. Both are rivals and are fighting with each other in many towns and cities having private wars, SELLING PRODUCTS AT A LOSS AND HURTING OTHER BUSINESSES IN THE PROCESS. These tactics are affecting the businesses of the smaller family owned stores in Columbus who really cannot afford to sell their products at a loss. FURTHER, THE INDIAN POPULATION IN COLUMBUS CANNOT SUPPORT THESE TWO LARGE STORES AS WELL AS THE OLDER STORES. These two large stores do not need the money nor the business and THE EDUCATED INDIAN CUSTOMER SHOULD UNDERSTAND THIS AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEIR LONG TIME NEIGHBORHOOD SOTRES IF THEY WANT THESE STORES TO CONTINUE TO BE AROUND.
  • Subject: new year party
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-25
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Masala entertinement every year has a new year party in columbus. visit this site: http://masalaent.com/ I visited them last year and it is worth $15. You will see lot of people and great party.
  • Subject: New movie
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-25
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: There may be free tickets for the new movie Three Idiots at Bhavani, Old Patel store and New patel store. Rushhhhhhhhhhhhh.
  • Subject: new Year
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: We have mentioned and discussed a lot of thing on Grocery store (so......and so. Do any person want to tell about New year celebration? However, at the time of Diwali I also raised the same kind of topic but I did not get any feed back. Again I am hopping so, because all are busy with grocery stores nothing alse.
  • Subject: New movie in Columbus
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: There is a new hindi movie in town " Three Idiots ". Story of Bhavani, Old Patel and New Patel.
  • Subject: meaning of boundation
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-23
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Dear Fellow person, the word boundation is derived from the 'boundary '(closed sytem) and if u want to do the research on the boundation than make the search on internate and u will be more familiar with other worlds also.
  • Subject: mentality and stores
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-23
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: " boundation " is a word in which language please??
  • Subject: mentality and stores
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: Thanking to indian peoples who gave opinion on mentality of we peoples. Again it is wondering that peoples started the topic related to the Indian stores, says that this indian store is good that is not good. Why r u going to purchase from Indian stores you can purchase from any store. Nobody have given the boundation or u have not filled the bond paper with signed that u have to purchase the items from an Indian store. I think all thsese hypes have created by the peoples who runs the grocery store. We (The Indian) do not have any topic apart from grocery, r we living for eating or eating for living?
  • Subject: Edi matrix - poor quality training
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi, All fake promises and very poor quality training and trainer with always dropping call lines. Do not opt for this training center for training. rates are high but matter taught is nothing compared to other centers.
  • Subject: Grocery big stores
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: SPICEWORLD Closeout sale **LOWEST PRICES GAURENTEED COMPARED TO PATEL & BAVANI I have seen this in classified section.It appears Spiceworld is closing. This is the fourth grocery business to close after Bhavani open. Four families lose their earning because Bhavani come to Columbus. Wake up Indian community.
  • Subject: mentality
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Agree totally. same peoples who went to small old stores start to laugh at small stores when big stores opened. they probably laught at big stores if another bigger store open. These are the peoples who no one respects. Change your thinking to accept the good that anyone is doing not laugh at them. Like you are working the business is also working. Break the dominant gene.
  • Subject: mentality
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: mixing with local people and learning to live as the locals do is a good and healthy thing. Understanding why this country is so far ahead inspite of its problems is the clue to progress. respect of others and others businesses and shedding of jealousy is key. making fun of a business as soon as a new business opens up is true to the character of a small minded person probably from an indian small town or village. Appreciate the effort that someone is making in serving the community rather than abusing that person. No one cares about your investigations of prices if that leads to the abuse of another party. Indians have a very bad habit of criticising this country after they are here for a few months and they think americans to be stupid. If the americans are stupid and you are smart then why are you here?
  • Subject: mentality
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: It is requested to peoples should give more opinion on below said topic. Thax
  • Subject: groceries/mentality
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I have no desire to return to india, but when I come here I knew I had to change many ways of my life, and so this I have done. I have great respect from neighbors, have made many new american friends, Have been invited into many of their homes and have had them in mine.have respect from employer, and co-workers, have never been treated un- fairly, but had to adapt and change to new way of life. indian beliefs are in my heart, but now in america, so live like an american. respect america, gave up unhealthy indian food, eat plenty of other vegetables like okra, brussel sprouts, corn, peas, other indian need to think out of the box, all indian need to change and accept american life and quit holding onto old ways. some indian men where i work only associate themselves with other indian men and women, this is wrong to do, make new american friends, associate with american people, your life is much easier and you will be accepted very nicely.
  • Subject: Mentality
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: the mentality will never change. abuse jealousy and vindictiveness.from most countries indians were kicked out and even where they are allowed to live they are just tolerated not really respected. it is because of this dominant gene.
  • Subject: mentality
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Every thing will change but mentality of we peoples never change, go any where in the world, it looks some dominant gene is working
  • Subject: Prices of groceries
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: So if Aldi charges more for items than kroger or Meijer or Eagle then you will start telling people, guiding them not to go to one or the other store? You have too much time on your hands.
  • Subject: Groceries
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Shop at Aldi if you need cheap bread. Look at the flyers in the bag that you get over the weekend to get deals on milk, eggs etc, usually Walmart is the place for cheaper groceries, but sometimes Meijer and Kroger beat it. Prior to Bhavani and Patel, directgrocerydelivery.com was giving good deals and deliver groceries at your home, but their prices now can't beat the sale prices in both of these stores. Eventhough we are living in America, our body is made in India, so it still need major part of food from India. I tried to use rice from Sams club when there was rice shortage due to banned rice export from India, but it was hard to digest. I can't eat animals like pigs and cows (being vegetarian), so mostly dependent upon basmati rice, vegetables(that are not available in Meijer eg tindora, dudhi, karela etc) and Dal's for protein from Indian store.
  • Subject: Looking for a female roommate
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Apartments
  • Description: Hi, I'm looking for a female roommate. It's a 2 bed/ 2 bath apt, located at Polaris Pkwy, Columbus. It's very close to Chase Head office. If interested contact me.
  • Subject: Looking for a female roommate
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi, I'm looking for a female roommate. It's a 2 bed/ 2 bath apt, located at Polaris Pkwy, Columbus. It's very close to Chase Head office. If interested contact me.
  • Subject: Groceries
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-20
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Yeah go back to India. But gas costs more in India and can't afford car nor house in India. So must live here and complain.
  • Subject: food markets
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-19
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Why everyone so crapped up about groceries? go to Meijers, go to krogers, go to giant eagle, let indian food go, we are in america now, learn to eat wisely and shop for new food, and new ways to cook and eat healthy, indian food is bad for us.average indian man only lives to be in 60's, american man lives to be in late 70's, time to change ways and quit eating everything in oil.if you want to eat like indian and buy indian food, go back to india.
  • Subject: Low prices
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-19
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Finally lower prices than Patel or Bhavani. Also can we have price comparison for other kitchen items from our price detectives please. It would be very helpful if we could get the prices for eggs, butter, milk and juices compared from different stores in and around Columbus.Also for whole grain bread and light bulbs. In this tough time when people are losing jobs, it would be a great service. Thank you.
  • Subject: Spiceworld has low prices
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-19
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Spiceworld had lower prices. They are giving 30% off the total bill.check out the prices. Most of the things are lower than patel
  • Subject: I will continue to post deals on Indian groceries
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-18
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: There seems to be only 1 person that would like to support his local store (he could be the store owner trying to atract people seeking sympathy) so that he can survive in this tough competition. I will continue to post deals/sales on Indian groceries whenever I find it to benifit fellow Indians like me. I know of few people that drive an extra mile looking at columbusgasprices.com to find cheap gas and encourage the store that sells gas for few cents less, so that the store can increase volume of sale and continue offering low price. There is no such site for Indian grocery prices, so I thought apnaohio might be the best place to discuss deals as most of Indians read this forum every day.
  • Subject: THANKS DEAR FRIEND
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-18
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I agree, that we care about ourself, than the local stores bitting the dust now., there were days when they gave rats a.. to the customers. I am glad both patel and Bhavani are here and getting all we want, may be cheap. Bottom line I think almost everybody here cares about themself.
  • Subject: thanks dear friend
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-18
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I do not agree. My old store always help me lot. I support them.
  • Subject: THANKS DEAR FRIEND
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hai there, whatever you said is perfect,now many indians are loosing jobs, or losing their projects, we should think our budget,i am also support Bhavani and Patel,if they loose or profitted,not our concern. I been looking ,one person is writing so badly about indian comunity, this is not fair,before these indian shop owners were very much obessed and talking like american kings, now they will learn some lesson,now onwards i dont support our old indian shops,i hope u people support me.
  • Subject: My postings here are for Indians like me
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hey - not every Indian in Columbus is ultra rich. There could be few people like me who work in gas stations, motels for less than $10 per hour and can't afford to pay premium prices at local Indian grocery stores. I am really excited with deals/sales at Bhavani and Patel. So my posts are for the people (low wagers) like me and not for rich people like Doctors/attorneys. I am not saving for end of the world, but saving food like ant for the coming season (i.e until next sale). So ignore my posts if you are Indian grocery store owner irritated by Bhavani and Patel or ultra rich that can buy groceries at premium price. Thanks!!!
  • Subject: bhavani patel sale for hungry indians
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Oh no you have enough food only till May of next year ?? That's too bad !! You sound like you are preparing for the end of the world. Will you be satisfied if the vegetables are given for free to you? Perhaps not. Perhaps you will want them to pay you to take the vegetables. I for one am not interested to support these two vultures who care not for the money they lose. But I guess there are people such as you who do. Good luck to you for wanting something for nothing.
  • Subject: Post about Xmas sale at Patel Bros
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Yes. You are right. Patel Brothers xmas sale is limited to certain stores outside of Columbus. However, when I visited the Sawmill Rd store, displayed prices are matching with the flyer. Better to check with them to see if they match the price with flyer, otherwise wait until Bhavani's annual sale in Feb 2010 (I am hoping that they will celebrate 1st anniversary with a bumper sale). I have enough stock of items from recent sales to go through May of next year, so no worries for me, I just need vegetables at 49 cents until then :)
  • Subject: Post about xmas sale
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The post about xmas sale is wrong. The sale is for some stores other than columbus. Even patel will not afford so many sales
  • Subject: oh god started war again patel bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Any fool will understand the effect of this war between patle and bhavani on the other businesses. no support for patle and bhavani they don't care about others.
  • Subject: now again war between patla and bhoovani
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: oh god started war again between patla and bhoovani. no shame no shame these two. maybe give free groceries if you beg. maybe give free eyebrows work and free massage. maybe give free gas for car too. too much money they have. maybe give rice bag free if you buy one lb. of okra. maybe bhoovani give free dal and cookies if you step in the store. maybe maybe go bankrupt too. maybe maybe give christmas toys for children too if you spend ten dollars for frozen food. maybe maybe give pension for retirement also. maybe maybe.........
  • Subject: now again
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: oh god start again war between 2 store
  • Subject: Patel Brothers Christmas Sale
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Just now received an email from Patel Brothers. They are running a Christmas sale until Jan 3rd. I saw that most of the vegetables are still 49 cents per pound in Sawmill Rd branch. Some got raised to 99 cents after opening sale. So visit them before visiting Bhavani. I see that the vegetables are very fresh at Patel than Bhavani. I am pretty sure that you will like Patel Brothers store on Sawmill Rd and really worth a visit if you are planning to shop Indian groceries near Dublin area.
  • Subject: Indian Groceries
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-14
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: To the gentleman who wrote below, actually both the crooked bhavani and patel have run out of places to open stores. now they have invaded the mid west. Patel's parent company wants other stores to buy their Swad junk. but they sell to other stores at prices higher than at their own Patel stores. What a joke. And bhavani is now in trouble since the new Patel opened. I too have decided to only shop at my local store that supported my needs over these last several years and not to support these two vultures. In fact all stores should get together and complain about these two stores.
  • Subject: Beauty Parlour
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-13
  • City: Other
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi, Service's for ladies: Eyebrow threading,facial, forehead, upperlips, henna and waxing. Interested ladies please contact me at ps.swarupa@yahoo.com or 904-425-8094 Highland heights, Ky - 41076
  • Subject: grocery stores
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-11
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Someone mentioned here that fighting between bhavani and patel is going to kill all other stores in columbus area. this is true and should be open the eyes of the Indian population that should support their neighborhood stores rather than blindly flock to the two big stores who dont need the business nor the money. For the small neighborhood store it is a matter of livelihood that has been developed over the years through painstaking hard work. It would be shameful for the Indian customer to forget them in these difficult times. Patel have about 50 stores and the lousy Bhavani have around 15 to 20 stores. They dont need more business. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL STORES. WE DO AND WE STRONGLY BELIEVE IN THAT.
  • Subject: Blog
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-04
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Your objective is laudable. However, the Indian community is usually never interested in a meaninful discussion about much more than their immediate concerns. But good luck to you in this effort.
  • Subject: apna ohio can start a new blog
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi, We encourage any changes or suggestions by the visitors. We already have a discussion board tab right next to Experiences. Please visit that section and you can share your thoughts. Thanks Apnaohio Team
  • Subject: apna ohio can start a new blog
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hai i am just suggesting to APNA OHIO, can start new blog about new recipes,and share new ideas , we can talk in apna ohio,without scolding any grocery stores.I hope u may like it.
  • Subject: bhavani and patel
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-01
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Bhavani coming to Columbus has caused all the chaos in the grocery market here. Neither Bhavani nor new Patel store are fit for this town. But both are shameless and dont care about destroying other stores. Eventually they will realize that they are not making any money. In fact none of the three stores in Dublin is making any money and the greedy customers are too selfish to understand that.
  • Subject: bhavani and patel
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-01
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The post below shows the bitter fight between bhavani and patel going from city to city to fight with each other and in process destroy and hurt other businesses. it is only the greedy desis who support such immoral businesses as bhavani and patel.
  • Subject: Bhavani Vs Patel
  • Date Posted: 2009-12-01
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: JSK to all.... Hey check prices at Bhavani and Patel. Its almost same. Than what is the next thing we are looking in store.... I m looking for different variety and service..... I find it all at Bhavani rather than Patel......
  • Subject: Bhavani and Patel
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-26
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Reading the various posts on the subject it is evident that these two companies are morally bankrupt.They are the true bhikharis. They are counting on the greed of the Indian community and absence of any sense of loyalty for the long time efforts of other medium and small sized businesses to benefit themesleves at the cost of livelihood of others. It is a shame that the community is blind to this. But maybe it will one day understand.
  • Subject: bhavani patel
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: kanjoos indians running everywhere to grab deals. so smart. run kanjoos run. sale patel sale.sale bhavani sale. no profit but sale.
  • Subject: bhavani patel
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: kanjoos indians running everywhere to grab deals. so smart. run kanjoos run. sale patel sale.sale bhavani sale. no profit but sale.
  • Subject: big fish eat littel fish
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-23
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: thx patel and bhavani you guy rock
  • Subject: big fish little fish
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-23
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: big fish kill eat little fish. when big fish eat jelly fish big fish choke. little david defeated big goliath.
  • Subject: good deals
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-23
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: since patel and bhavani are so good to us i hope they will also have eybrows and threading service there so that i can get my eyebrows done while i eat their cheap curries. wow i hope we will be so lucky.
  • Subject: Bhavani Thanksgiving sale flyer
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Bhavani has very good deals on some of the items during this Thanksgiving sale. Some are sweeter than Patel, so see and compare yourself before shopping either of these stores: http://bhavanicmh.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/thanks- giving-sale/
  • Subject: Big stores VS small stores
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Somebody is very close to the small stores, or some other store guy other than patel or Bhavani is posting against these stores, I agree with the guy who said that the small stores robbed us earlier. Now it is our turn to be happy for the competetion around. We should be happy over years these small stores have robbed us, I had my share of bad experience.
  • Subject: indian store
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: past all indian store make lotof money they rob pepole so now there turn to make some money nothing wrong
  • Subject: suport
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: well someone JEALOUS about both store please stop all this yaar
  • Subject: Support to smaller Indian Grocery Stores
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: We all should support smaller Indian Grocery Stores (Indian convinience stores in your neighbourhood) after the current sale is over in Patel and Bhavani until next sale. Let me put in other way, when there is no sale go and shop in your local Indian store to keep them in existence (atleast buy vegetables from them). In corporate America, big fish eats small fish. Let us hope that these two giants will not eat all the small stores that served us in the past few decades. The one who posted comments about free vegetables, sorry dude you are living in wrong place. This is not Arizona, Florida or Texas to grow vegetables in your backyard for free. Eventhough we have huge backyards here, they are useless for 8 months in an year. It adds extra work to you with need to mow grass or clean snow with no useful result except exercise ofcourse.
  • Subject: Go on doing sales and lose
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Go on doing sales you losers and maybe you will kill each other.
  • Subject: bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I GOT FLAYR FROM BHAVANI U SHOUD GIVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
  • Subject: Sale sale sale
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I am not satisfied with 49 cent veggies.They should be free. I can wait for another 20 years for such a deal. Wow otherwise next week I will go to Chicago, they may have free vegetables there. Free is what I like.If they have free stuff I will buy $1000 worth free stuff.
  • Subject: Bhavani deal
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: We didn't know that Bhavani has the same deal as Patel Brothers in Sawmill Rd. We got the flyer from Patel about the deal from 11/21 through 11/30 and no flyer from Bhavani, so went to new Patel Brothers store today and spent around $300. Bhavani need to be proactive in communicating with customers by sending either emails or flyers or both when there are deals/sale. Today Patel Brothers looked like Best Buy on day after thanksgiving with 4 lanes each taking 2-3 hours. Way to go for both Patel and Bhavani in meeting Columbus Indian customer needs at excellent prices. This is the kind of competition we awaited for over 2 decades. We even had to go to Chicago in 1989 to find better deals in Devon St once a month with car pooling.
  • Subject: bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Bhavani has same deal guy
  • Subject: Patel Brothers on Sawmill is open now with excellent deals
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Patel Brothers store on Sawmill Road is opened today with excellent deals on vegetables (only 49cents/lb on most), Rice (14.99 for 20lb Sona masoori), dals (2.99 for 4lb). Sale is until Nov 30, so go and grab them before end of the sale. We are very happy to see vegetables at this low price in Columbus.
  • Subject: eyebrows
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: hey,,will you please stop your meaningless assumptions there is no need for me to do these cheap and wicked things .i always welcome true comments posted but wont accept these fake things and this is a site to post your true experience and not your fake assumptions can you prove that i only did these things i give you a clue just check with the server where these comments come from and call them and find out the truth if you have so keen interest ok .dont ever and never blabber like these again.please try not to hurt anybody without knowing the facts.and i am sorry if my words hurt you.
  • Subject: Support to smaller Indian Grocery Stores
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: In this tough economy and with the onslaught of the giant stores that have sprung up in Columbus recently, the smaller Indian Grocery stores that have served this community for long time need your support. Do not forget them. Please support them. They need the support the giant stores do not.
  • Subject: Re: Eyebrows
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-19
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I think the lady at governors square is herself posting the ads of her appreciation as she finds that people are having bad experiences with her
  • Subject: Eyebrows
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-18
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: I went for eyebrow at Governerous square apt,kenny road...I really like the work. she did good job...Good Experience
  • Subject: Bhavani and Patel
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: both bhavani and patel are useless. out to kill all business everywhere.beware.
  • Subject: patel bros sucks -- bhavani had more variery
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: i think bhavani has lot of varieties of stuff. Prices have rised in both no more sales.
    Produce is good only in the srilankan store on sunday or spiceworld on friday.
  • Subject: Patel bros
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-14
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Being in Upper Arlington area for a visit, I went to Patel Bro on Kenny Rd. The manager there, the shorty, told me that soon our new store is open on Saw Mill then the small store where you now shopping will close. The time for other stores is gone. Only big stores like us will be there. Ha ha.Ha ha.
  • Subject: Horrible eyebrow shape
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-12
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I lived nearby Sawmill rd, Dublin, few week ago i was at one of the place(Governerous square apt,kenny road) i am not trying to knocking her down but i thought maybe i can share my horrible experience to other ladies, so won't happend to them.she did a horrible job for my eyebrow shape and I am still very upset, my husband keep saying either you better don't do it or go with somebody who know what they are doing.
  • Subject: Twin Dragon
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-12
  • City: Cincinnati
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: I had my son's birthday party here for a lunch buffent on one sunday and the response by these people was real good. $10 a plate and lots of varity. They did gave me a seperate hall and allowed us to have our own decoration. Very co- operative. It was very nice exp. in a nice budget. - Sugu
  • Subject: Lunch at bayleaf
  • Date Posted: 2009-11-09
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: We went to lunch buffet on sat at bayleaf. Real good restaurant.But service was real bad. They had a good crowd.We went at aroung 1 and the reception said to wait fr out table.He was saying 5 min everythime we see him and it took almost 40 min to seat us. They had a lot of free tables without people but not cleaned. I think he should be able to clean the table to seat his guests ASAP if available. IOn weekened it is real nad cleaning tables.There are only 2 people for the entile restaurants and there was also a part i think going on. Being upsale and all i think we deserve better service.
  • Subject: massage
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-30
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Great massage! very very reasonable rates, takes time to learn about the troublesome areas and really has wonderful healing hands. Check out Paul Kilian on FB too or call him at 614-882-0910
  • Subject: Cab Service
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-30
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I would recommend this Excellent Cab service at amazingly reasonable rates to all..... and not to forget the intellectual, interesting & humorous conversations that she puts across makes the journey worth while. Fallu's cab service: 614 313 3500
  • Subject: Eyebrow
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-30
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: Just chill out ok,best advise don't doit by your self , find some MOM & POP place,let them do your eyebrow and look your face in the mirror ,you will get what you pay for it. =================== * Subject: eye brows and beauty parlors * Date Posted: 2009-10-30 * City: Columbus * Category: Automobiles * Description: i wont agree those two descriptions because there is nothing to do with experience it is the ======== work with excellency output iwnt believe in experience as people with less experience do greater perfect work than more experienced who do a fast job without perfection coz this is my experience as i m doing my eyebrows with a less experienced person who does a great and perfect job.
  • Subject: automotive
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-30
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: Thanks Tony for fixing my car so promptly!!! :):):) You saved me a bunch of expensive repairs. I would recommend this mechanic to anyone who has major or minor car issues. 614-403-4390 he's got reasonable rates.
  • Subject: eye brows and beauty parlors
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-30
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: i wont agree those two descriptions because there is nothing to do with experience it is the work with excellency output iwnt believe in experience as people with less experience do greater perfect work than more experienced who do a fast job without perfection coz this is my experience as i m doing my eyebrows with a less experienced person who does a great and perfect job.
  • Subject: eye brows and beauty parlors
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-29
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I would agreed with previous comment made by someone,that I would not go with someone doen't have any experience or they are on H1 or H4 VISA to do part work. I would prefer to go with someone has lot of experience and job well done. For ladies ,your scene is more important then money.
  • Subject: eye brows and beauty parlors
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-26
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Seeing all the cheap prices for eye brows threading and facial etc, I went in to one of the places and was disgusted. I had allergies on my skin due to facial (some cheap cream) and eyebrows were not done properly. Even if somebody offered me free, I would not go for it. Better get done from someone who you are familiar with or dont do it. Dont try to save couple of dollars - not worth it. Girls who do this on H4 visas can create problems for themselves.
  • Subject: hai Bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-25
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: hai bhavani. there are not enough people in columbus for you to be here.encroacher.
  • Subject: MOVIE
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I think those of us who have not seen Yeh Mera India should see it- very well crafted and true to reality
  • Subject: Bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: JAI HO BHAVANI!!! Great people great services always friendly and accomodating.
  • Subject: Bad Experience
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-23
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Team, I had a very bad experience. My Wife Posted a tutor add and someone responded with bad words. Which is not acceptable. Regards, Manas
  • Subject: In love with bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: One more reason why I love bhavani. it is said that if you shop there they will also pay your rent. wow. who can beat that? love bhava
  • Subject: Carfax
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: Hi Are you looking for buying a good car I can help getting car-fax. So please use it as I have an account till end of next month. Thanks
  • Subject: Beauty Services by Polaris Mall
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Indian Beauty services By polaris Mall Great Location, very closed by Polaris mall.I have been going to her for a 2 years and highly recommend her to everybody. she has over 14 years of exp. and very very light hand with excellent work. Excellent customer service, Cheapest price in columbus.I think she charge ONLY $15 for SHAHNAZ (100% Pure Herbal- Compare to other $40 to $60) & $5 Only for Eyebrow and upper lips. Her number is 614-452-4542.(Also she work on evening & weekend)
  • Subject: bhavani love you
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-19
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: i too like bhavani for its sales soon i think we will get free product from them and we can all save a lot of money. there should be more such generously stores like this.
  • Subject: about Bhavani cash and carry
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-19
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: i like Bhavani cash and carry,now diwali sale is going on u can save lot of money,owner seems to be a nice person(as pper my experience),i got some frozen veg and parathas, for dvery low price.
  • Subject: Our culture
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-18
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I am shocked to see that Indian Grocery stores selling beef (cow meat) that shows that they don't believe their own culture own religion. They think that they make more money by selling cow meat but they don't know that they bringing more calamities to their families then money.
  • Subject: Adhavan
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: How is the movie Adhavan.. any body who watched it last night?
  • Subject: Posting ads multiple times
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-15
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Posting ads multiple times, I know people are doing a lot of these and I can understand their intentions, but you also need to consider the fact that there are other people also posting their ads by not doing it multiple times. So think of this if every individual does the same what will happen, this will become a war of ads then anything else. So I am requesting people who post multiple times please be considerate to others and refrain from posting multiple times. If you really want your ads to be visible you can do banner ads. Thanks a lot for understanding.
  • Subject: Apart from Bhavani and Patel, Do we have any other thing
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-08
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: After reading the experience of the peoples, apart from Patel and Bhavani.... does Indian community have any other topic to discuss. Let us see Diwali is comming, so do we are organising any fuction for that..........
  • Subject: This is becoming more of.......
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-07
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I don't know who made the last post but what is wrong with a discussion that impacts the local community? Maybe we can discuss the weather in India instead ?
  • Subject: Diwali celebrations
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-07
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi, Do we know if there is any Indian gathering or function being held in columbus area for diwali...
  • Subject: This is becoming more of Patel and Bhavani column
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hello All, I am not sure who are posting these blogs, but these are more concentrating towards these(Bhavani and Patel) stores. There was time when all the other stores made money as well. Now it is time for these stores. What difference does it make as a consumer? In any event please don't make this column more for Patel brother and Bhavani. Thanks a lot for reading this, Shiv
  • Subject: bhavani/ patel
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: we do hace any ther topic beside bhavani/ patel
  • Subject: Compete with Patel Bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: These two unethical stores have the power of money. They are fighting with each other and in that they are spending and losing money since they sell lot of product at loss. New York. New Jersey, Chicago stores do not incur additional trasportation costs that the Mid West stores do. In fact Columbus stores have provided great service to the residents in Ohio serving them for so many years before these monied giants have encroached this territory. A small territory like Columbus does not have the population of Indians required to support these large stores.But these two vultures don't care what damage they do to others. I feel that the Indian community that considers itself educated should understand this and the fact that after all shopping at their local store will make a difference of not more than a few dollars a month. Besides this it is indeed shameful that I as a shopper should go to my local store for emergencies and convenience only and go to Bhavani or Patel for most of my shopping. That is why I go to my local store and will continue to do so. I urge others to do that too. As for forming an alliance among smaller stores, I dont know how that can be done since they are all located in different parts of the city and they all have their different suppliers and varieties. In fact all the smaller stores have established themselves with thought and the idea not to encroach on markets developed in the neighborhoods by the different store owners except for one or two. WHEREAS BOTH PATEL AND BHAVANI HAVE MADE IT A PRACTICE TO OPEN STORES IN MARKETS DEVELOPED BY OTHER SMALLER STORES AND PUSH THESE SMALL STORES OUT OF THE MARKET WITH THEIR MONEY AND NOT MUCH ELSE. DEIFINITELY NOT BRAINS. It is time for the Indian community in Columbus to do the right thing.
  • Subject: Think of ways to compete with Patel and Bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I didn't know about re-packaging, because I am a customer and don't know how/what they do it internally. I only look at the dates on packaging, quality of stuff inside and cost. My suggestion to all the owners of other grocery stores is to think of ways on how to compete with Bhavani and Patel. In the current economic conditions lowest price is what does it matter to most of the Indians (except some professions that are cash cows eg: doctors, business owners etc). Look at the sales and crowd when Bhavani opened the store in Columbus. It is due to lowest price and good quality (ofcourse no one will buy if there are insects in the packaging). Owners of all the small stores effected by these two giants can form a syndicate and try to compete with them might work. Look at places like Dallas and Chicago. There are other stores that are doing very well, infact in Dallas, Patel brothers doesn't have much business compared to Sabji Mandi. I believe in unity is the strength. Try to bring Indian grocery prices in Columbus to the similar level from Chicago, New Jersey and Dallas.
  • Subject: Repackaging makes it fresh????
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Only reason is they repackage their good. How does repackaging make the product fresher? What a clever method.
  • Subject: Bhavani and Patel
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Others also have fresh stock and good variety. Track record: Bhavani comes to Columbus. Three stores close. Patel opens new store in Columbus. Bhavani opens store in Bensalem PA. Patel opens bigger store right opposite Bhavani. Patel takes over one store in Irving Texas by buying out the strip mall and forcing existing store to give up.Very ethical. Patel opens a big store opposite to two existing stores in Cincinatti in July. No wholesaler should be a retailer. Just because someone worked at Patel means nothing whatsoever. Patel and Bhavani have a feud and are out to damage each other and in the process other businesses. The almighty will catchup with them.
  • Subject: big grocery importers
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: From the previous : also see that Patel and Bhavani's stock is fresh (look at the mfg and expiry date). Only reason is they repackage their good. I ahve worked there,
  • Subject: Indian grocery
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: According to this no one else should do this business !!??
  • Subject: Bhavani and Patel Brothers
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-03
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Patel Brothers opened a new store in Sawmill road in addition to the one in Kenny Rd. They currently have Diwali sale going on. So visit them and Bhavani before going to any other store. Bhavani and Patel Brothers are big and do their own import and have their own brand, so their prices are lot less compared to the small stores in town who depend on importers (+ add their profit margin). I also see that Patel and Bhavani's stock is fresh (look at the mfg and expiry date). Go to Ideal super market (5219 Godown Rd. phone: 457-9999) on Sunday around 3pm to get fresh vegetables at a reasonable price. If you go after 5 or 6pm, there won't be much stuff left (NOTE: I am a consumer like you and not a promoter for any of these stores. This feedback is from my own shopping experience in town)
  • Subject: bhavani, patel
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Both B & P are selling many things below cost. No other business can or should compete with such unethical methods. It is for the shopper to understand that support of B & P will result in death of other grocers.
  • Subject: Bhavani,Patel
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: do we have any other cheaper option than Bhavani and Patel in Columbus area...i think if there is a cheaper option people will move towards them... also do we know any grocery shop which sells Goat meat...
  • Subject: bhavani, patel
  • Date Posted: 2009-10-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: As Diwali 2009 is around the corner it is very evident that these two are out to ruin local family owned grocery businesses all over the U.S.A. Eventually their actions will come back to haunt them. May they fail in their ill thought ventures.
  • Subject: Aabhushan Jewellers
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-28
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Stay away from these guys. They have closed the Dublin/Columbus Store and another one in New Jersey. The online store is still open. Do not do any business with them and spread the word. They owe a lot of people a tonne of money and have recently filed for bankruptcy protection. The owner died/killed/butcherd/committed scuicide recently and they claim the store was robbed of millons worth gold jewellery. Got a notice from Court asking for a proof of purchase. Spoke to couple of legal pros, they say I would be lucky to see a dime of my original investment. Lesson to be learned. Get possession of goods immediately. Do not trust someone who does not take a credit card.
  • Subject: Cheats
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: These giants are cheats.
  • Subject: bhavani, patel, others and etc.,
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-26
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I came here in the months of May 2009,I have heard a lot of things about all these Indian stores, I have a very bad habbit of chewing tobacco, once i went to patel brothers for that they have have charged US$1 for each packet which is available in India Rs 1 (just 15 days back I went to them) afterward i started to search other indian store (this is todays experience) and I went to an other indian store, he gave me 30pkt in US#8 (same pkt which patel gave me US$1each) than i was really surprising, how these peoples cheat to us. thoda bhagwan ko to bakso yar.
  • Subject: bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-25
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: This is the reason to continue to shop at your neighbourhood store rather than these new giants from the East coast who have come to kill the local stores.
  • Subject: Temple
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Look up the phone nos. of the temple priests and call them. They will give you all the help.
  • Subject: Bhavani disappoints
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: Don't shop at bhavani..They are fooling people. No refund on items return...Staff is not polite..
  • Subject: Hindu Temple in Columbus
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-23
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi friends, I am in Cols and love the Hindu temple and all the activities they perform. Not being an active participant due to traveling and kids, we as most of the others go to temple during religious occasions and enjoy the atmosphere and meet other folks. Not sure if any of you have noticed but I am not getting emails from the temple. Also, whenever I call the temple to check the next program, the first question I am asked is "Are you a member of the temple?" .. I say no and he does not answer any questions I ask. Have 2 issues here : 1. Why would I be asked such a question if member or not. 2. Are they entitled to such rudeness for not being a member? I understand the temple (like any religious org.) needs money for their infrastructure...but why such bias for members/non members. We complain about racial bias in America and other countries, perhaps the first thing to do is check your own self if you are practicing it or not!
  • Subject: I am a clever desi
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-19
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: As the title states, I am a clever desi living in this cow town of Columbus. Since Bhavani has come to town I have slowly ditched my neighbourhood Indian grocery store. I go there sometimes and spend a couple of dollars and pay with my platinum or sapphire credit card. I go there and moan and groan about how bad the economy is but when I go to Bhavani I spend dollars and dollars without a care. You see after all I am a loyal to no one, clever desi. So when next month the new Patel store opens I will ditch Bhavani too. After all I am a clever desi.
  • Subject: need
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: can someone recommend indian podiatrists ? (foot doctor)
  • Subject: Bullying tactics
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I was in Texas recently. There is a long standing Indian grocery store there in Irving.Patel bros wanted to buy it and they refused. Patel bought the entire shopping center where this store is located and have now forced this store to shut down from next month. From that time on that store will become a Patel Bros store !! That is disgusting and not competition nor ethical.
  • Subject: Pricing
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-15
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Prices at Bhavani were kept low at the start to attract the miserly Indian community who run from pillar to post to get a 10 cent saving and spend dollars on gas !! Now the prices are high and quality is low. So go there you fools and shop till you drop. When the new Patel opens shortly these two will fight further ruining the grocery market in Columbus.
  • Subject: pricing
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-15
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Was at bhavani recently. I found pricing to be more that the other store. Has anyone noticed the pricing. Are people still going there for low prices??pls post any experiences
  • Subject: Sublease 2 bedroom from October 1st, Kenny henderson road
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-14
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Apartments
  • Description: Available 2 bedrooms aparmtnet, Fully renovated, spacious kitchen with large storage, very clean carpet, washer dryer included. contact Adarsh Mob - 614 634 1000 Res - 614 358 4196
  • Subject: Mosque addresses please
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-14
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Can you please add Mosque addresses on your website? None of the websites have that till now. Would appreciate if you can add that section. keep up your good work.
  • Subject: Cheap Malls
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-12
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Answer to the cheap malls questions is .... 'The so called Monsters".... Bhavani and Walmart :D
  • Subject: Any cheap mall nr dublin
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-12
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi, do we have any cheap mall arnd dublin where someone can actually shop.. i went to tuttles mall and prices were out of reach.. i am new to this area...
  • Subject: Survival of the fittest
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-11
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: If you think that people are not opposed to Walmart you are living on another planet. The controversey surrounding Walmart is raging and whenever it tries to open a store somewhere there is heavy opposition. Same applies to new monster Indian stores.
  • Subject: BHAVANI CASH & CARRY
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-10
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The new indian grocery is nice and big in our indian community. The negative comments about the store is unethic. The competition is always healthy and prosperous. When the giant american stores opens up - our community is always happy for it. Then no body says that, " OH! The giant monster killed small stores business. We all go and shop around at WALMART AND MeIJER'S AND ETC. Put yourself in the same shoes and then talk. The Bhavani itself has almost everything I need and the staff performance is outstanding.
  • Subject: The scene in six months
  • Date Posted: 2009-09-04
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Within six months these two monsters, Patel and Bhavani will succeed in destroying most of the grocery stores in Columbus. Then we will have the experience of driving long distances to buy little items. But we will deserve it because we have deserted our local stores for the lure of the big stores since we are valueless.
  • Subject: survival of the fittest
  • Date Posted: 2009-08-31
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: i agree with post below. since bhavani come to columbus many stores closed. this is not competition this is damaging economic activity.so if patel open near bhavani, tit for tat.
  • Subject: Survival of the fittest
  • Date Posted: 2009-08-31
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: It is easy to advise when it does not cost you anything.
  • Subject: Survival of the fittest
  • Date Posted: 2009-08-31
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I am relatively new to the City so I have no emotional attachments with any Indian store. I see that Bhavani is very much abused because it is managing to survive against the other old so called well doing business. If Bhavani opened and did well and others din't; I dont think Bhavani is responsible for it. Now Patel brothers opens oposite Bhavani tomorow and if bhavani does not do well then; I would not say that Patel is responsible. Its a world of competition and only the Fittest will Survive.
  • Subject: chutneys restaurant
  • Date Posted: 2009-08-19
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: Very nice indian restaurant. I like the chicken biryani so much.... This is a good place for those people who love nice spicy food. THe taste of the food is too good. It would be nice if they maintain the same standards throughout
  • Subject: Nanny vs Babysitting
  • Date Posted: 2009-08-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Nannies and babysitters both focus on providing child care, however there are differences between the two. This difference is based on employment status. Babysitters are temporary child care providers. That means, they will mind your child/or children for short periods of time when the family is absent. The rates for a babysiter depend on many factors: number of children, age of child (and age of sitter, you can have teens or adult sitters), number of hours, time of day, and other responsibilities, etc. Jobs may include preparing child's meal, feeding, activities, and ensuring the child's play area is clean. Generally, babysitters' duties are less intense, and will "watch" your child. They may have less years of experience (but not always), and fewer qualifications (but not always). Hence, pay is less than a nanny. Babysitters are not regular care providers like nannies. Nannies are employed by the family to provide full care to the child (feeding, bathing, cleaning the child's area, preparing the child's meals, etc). Nannies go to the families' homes to "care" (not "watch") for the child. Now, to reiterate, nannies are EMPLOYED. Nannies are given salaries/ or wages along with benefits (e.g. social security, insurance, etc.) like any other employee by the families (employer). The job description does not include housework of any kind (vacuuming, washing dishes, laundry) unless it's the child's. The work regular and longer hours, and only for one family. They also get paid more. I hope this clarifies some confusion. Both families and potential sitters/nannies need to be aware of the responsibilities and negotiate costs. Both parties should do a little research. Sitters should work out their costs depending on responsibilities and commute (not charge frivolously), while families should be reasonable with pay and not expect more for less pay.
  • Subject: information about nany
  • Date Posted: 2009-07-29
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: what is the job of nany,what all should we do please give me some information.
  • Subject: Ruining local business
  • Date Posted: 2009-07-25
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The person who posted below is 100% correct. Rivalry between two large Indian Grocery chains is ruining businesses in this community.Desis may think it is good for the shopper but it is not so. Any action that results in damage of the general commercial activity in a community cannot be good in the long run. Let people not rejoice but think of the fall out of all this. After all desis consider themselves to be very smart. Are they?
  • Subject: Saw Mill Rd. Dublin
  • Date Posted: 2009-07-18
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Not too long ago driving down Saw Mill Rd. one could visit several nice Indian Grocery stores. Now the choice is gone.
  • Subject: Repetition of Ads
  • Date Posted: 2009-07-14
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Posting for ads is free. Ad repetition helps the ad to be noticed. It is done routinely all over the world.
  • Subject: Regarding the repetition of the same post
  • Date Posted: 2009-07-14
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi This is regarding the posts in the apnaohio.com. I just want to let you know that some people are taking undue advantage of this site by posting the same ad repeatedly in the same column. As you can see that the "jobs" column is fully filled with "Wanted QA ,J2EE," kind of thing and automobile section has the same "carfax" post twice everyday. So its my request to you to please keep a check on this and restrict and block these kind of people from posting the same ad continuously. Hope you would think about my words. Thanks.
  • Subject: Let the Cat out of the bag
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Regarding the physician family who misbehaved because they consider themselves above other desis, I think you should mention his/her name on this board. What is the point of this nonsensical gripe about this "no-name" physician, if not to reveal to everyone the true nature of these self-styled elitists as someone else rightfully put. Let this physician know what others think about his/her family. -Sadhu
  • Subject: Abuse of Indian businesses
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The post from two days ago is very accurate.This is the standard behaviour of Indian physicians and families towards Indian businesses. Most of these physicians have come from mediocre backgrounds. Would not have succeeded in India as doctors but after a couple of qualifying exams and this country's dependance on medical assistance, they have risen beyond their imaginations. Being without proper culture nothing has been taught to the children either.The unfortunate victims of all of this are the Indian businesses who have had to put up with this nonsense from these self styled " elites " who consider themselves above other Indians and particularly the Indian businesses.These brats need to control themselves to prevent giving a bad name to the entire physician community in Columbus.
  • Subject: Abuse of Indian businesses
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-15
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The other day I was having dinner at an Indian restaurant. I observed an Indian family walk in. I recognized it to be the family of an Indian physician.They sat down, ordered some food. The food took time to come as there were several people in the restaurant. A member of the physician family got up went to the cashier and yelled at him. He attempted to calm them down without success. They all got up and walked out. While walking out too they abused the waiter and left. Is it any surprise that Indian restaurants are happier to have non Indian customers visit their restaurants rather than these ill mannered physicians who consider themselves sophisticated?
  • Subject: VONAGE NEEDS 2 YRS contract - Becareful
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-15
  • City: Other
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hello all, To my surprise, today I found out that Vonage if you sign up with Vonage you are signing up for 2yrs with $25/mnth, in todays world where everything is customer driven, there are VOIP services which needs contract for 2yrs, May be most of the people are aware of it, but I was surprised to hear that. So please be careful. Thanks
  • Subject: Bhavani and Patel Chota chor and bada chor
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-10
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: Soon the bada chor Patel Bros will be moving its store near Bhavani. Ever since Bhavani showed up Patel has lost business.To get even this move is planned. Don't you think they deserve each other??
  • Subject: Desi frauds
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Pranam Sadhujee. Whatever you say. Whatever you say.
  • Subject: Desi Frauds
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I was not condoning the behavior of any of the desis who run a business here. I was just trying to point out that deceit has become an acceptable norm among desis in all walks of life. -Sadhu
  • Subject: Desi frauds
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-04
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Sadhujee has so much wisdom !! Desi frauds love to complain about desi businesses. They love to abuse the desi businesses and when they are not enthusiastically welcome there any more they wonder why. They spread rumors and generally malign these businesses. That is the sorry lot of many of the desis in a small place like Ohio. But even then if they need something badly or need a favor they run to the same businesses that they talk bad about. No conscience.
  • Subject: Desi Frauds
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-03
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: For crying out loud, the people who complain about fraud by desi businesses need to give it a rest. Half the desis in this country have done it in one stage or other in their life. Whether it is cooked up resumes to get that high paying, ego inflating job or inflated grades to get into that respected school. If nothing you would have done it during your green card or immigration. Tell a Desi about a new technology released 5 minutes ago and he will come up with a resume with 7 years experience in it. Accept it, Desis have become opportunists without an iota of conscience. Saints like me are a rare breed and will soon be extinct. - Sadhu
  • Subject: bad experiences
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-03
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Report any bad business practices to the better business bureau of columbus, especially if you have benn scammed from your money.
  • Subject: isoftservice.com -- SAP --dont trust them
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Dont trust this company "www.isoftservice.com" they gave me a word they will refund if i drop out at the beginning of the training. i payed them $1500 and then they told me they will only refund $300. what a cheaters. there is some one named ASHOK, SRIHARI dont trust these people, they know how to cheat people. I am going to take legal action against his company, for cheating people.
  • Subject: good
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: hi!! actually your site is very goodto post ads and all ,but please put delete ad option also,are do something to delete ads when we dont want,for ex:i posted ad regarding search roomate ,longback ago like 1mnth back ,and it worked out for me thats so happy but still i am receiving calls regarding that ad.......
  • Subject: Business killer Bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: It is true. Bhavani is a store killer.
  • Subject: Bhavani first victim
  • Date Posted: 2009-06-01
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi All, 1300 sqft Indian Store for sale for a very reasonable price, at prime location intersection of SAWMILL and 161. This will be suitable for grocery/ deli/liquor or dollar store. Brand new coolers and freezers go with the store. Please contact us for more information.
  • Subject: Donot buy Mother India and Simple2Dial Calling cards
  • Date Posted: 2009-05-31
  • City: Other
  • Category: other
  • Description: These cards are by the same company and their terms and conditions are not correct. Their card can expire any time. Their customer service representatives are also not good. There is no resolution with them if your card expires other than you donating your money for their business development
  • Subject: Where to shop? Not at Bhavani that's for sure
  • Date Posted: 2009-05-29
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I believe in giving my support to my local grocery store. I do not believe in rushing to a new store that is "large" and part of a chain and has now come to our beloved city of Columbus to snatch business from my store and your store. My store that has toiled long and hard and worked day and night to bring me good variety of Indian foods. I will be loyal to my store. I know that loyalty may not be in the nature of most Indian consumers but it is in my nature and I am happy for it. Appreciation of service has made this country great.We should all learn from it. I would like all my fellow Indian residents of Columbus to support their nearby store and not Bhavani. Because it is " muscling " its way in this small market at the cost of other stores.
  • Subject: Provide an option to edit / delete ads
  • Date Posted: 2009-05-28
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Dear Apna Ohio, You are doing a good job with this website but I think you should provide the users with an option to edit or delete their ads posted on your website. Without this option its sometimes difficult to edit if theres been any mistake while posting and the classifieds section is also getting cluttered. Hope you will take some action soon and enhance the features of the website.
  • Subject: Search is too bad
  • Date Posted: 2009-05-27
  • City: Cincinnati
  • Category: Apartments
  • Description: Should be able to search roommate category based on "Offer a room" or "Want a room". So depressive search category.
  • Subject: Bhavani and Patle Business practices
  • Date Posted: 2009-05-23
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: There are two predators in this city. Bhavani and Patel brothers. Patel are distributors and retailers and also Bhavani. Both are competing with each other and having sales again and again to attract people to their stores. They both go from city to city and open stores in the areas where there are existing successful Indian grocery stores with the aim to take away their business and claim everything for themselves. Such practices cannot be sucessful forever. Since December they have done four to five sales. Their tactics will backfire since their intentions are not good.
  • Subject: Bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-05-23
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: A new business should open to serve customers besides earn a profit. From the looks of it, Bhavani has opened this store which is within less than one mile radius of four other Indian grocery stores, to take away their business that they have painstakingly established over several years. Bhavani doesn't offer anything special except for its size and a lot of mediocre merchandize. I wish it hadn't opened in this small city.
  • Subject: APNA BAZAR PAKISTANI CHOR
  • Date Posted: 2009-05-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi I had realy bad experience at Apna Bazar. I went to buy Goat meat. that guy cheated in price and weight both. He told me the price something and charged me differntly so guys be careful when you go there for shopping.
  • Subject: Bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-05-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: well public know why bhavani come to columbus.
  • Subject: Bhavani
  • Date Posted: 2009-05-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: well public know why bhavani come to columbus.
  • Subject: Bloody Bhavani, stop your crooked trickes here!!
  • Date Posted: 2009-05-21
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: We have been seein a lot of your comments here and everyone is well aware that you are playing the crooked marketting game to popularize your stupid store name. We dont care whatever store it is. We will utimately go to a best store that takes care of our budget and economy. We dont require an advise from the son of Patel. Who the crap are you to advise the public??? We all know very well that you attract people to store, further attracts by tagging the price less and billing more on the billing counter. Other grocery shops are honest. They tag a price and bill the same price. Difference is that you studied a local bussiness MBA to cheat people and they do bussiness honestly.You are very much advanced and always infront of a computer, writing your marketting ads in APNA OHIO website.. cool..people should learn business from you! another laloo prasad. Lallo Prasad ka baab!!!
  • Subject: Please delete old adv.
  • Date Posted: 2009-05-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Apartments
  • Description: Please delete the old advertisements postedin Moving sales and roomate search. People still trounle and calls us from your website..or atleast give a facility to delete those adds.
  • Subject: good
  • Date Posted: 2009-05-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: your site is very good...
  • Subject: spiceworld!!
  • Date Posted: 2009-04-13
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Went to spiceworld this friday.They had free food samples availble !! by AMBICA's Kitched very good. Service was very good. ALl their produce was priced at 99c/lb.They had lot of movies also. It is better then the other stores in the neibhourhood. They should advertise more their prodcue and other prices since other stores charge around $2.99 for the same produce.
  • Subject: It seems Indians are a dissatisfied lot
  • Date Posted: 2009-04-04
  • City: Other
  • Category: other
  • Description: With Due respect, Apnaohio does not take any gaurantee/responsbility of the content posted in the experiences, and moreover you all know this is web, and there is only this much yu can do. And Apnahio is trying to help the community. We are planning to come up with a discussion board soon, so people can use that space for these kind of items. Please email us or call us if you have any questions. You probably have seen people posting advertisments here in this section for example. So all we can suggest is think 10 times before you post a comment. We do track IP address for security reasons. Thanks apnaohio team.
  • Subject: It seems Indians are a dissatisfied lot
  • Date Posted: 2009-04-03
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The " newbee " who posted below wants to be able to continue to criticize Indian businesses. He may also understand that in case there are concerns it is better to express them to the establishment first rather than post them here. In fact Apnaohio should rethink the usefulness of this page.It has become no more than a place to make fun of Indian businesses without being able to verify the claims of those who post here.
  • Subject: Abt 'The Guy is right' message
  • Date Posted: 2009-04-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The person who ever written this comment might have come to US 30 or 40 yrs back and he might have forgot that even he came from India !!! 40 or 30 yrs back, even he might have done all these things what newbees are doing now, even in worst way. He is thinking himself as if he learned everything before birth !!!!!! The reality might be he don't like the newbees/ youngsters come to US and make money and go back. He/she might wish only their children live on pride and money ! He may wish to say 'IN US this is like this ...that is like this etc....' whenever he come to India for vacation :-))) ...If this is a place to publish experiences, we will publish it...that will help others...We are not criticizing only Indian business we used to write review comments on other people's business also...but others will try to change it based on review and you old unprofessional business owners trying to shut our mouths and criticizing India..Do your business proper and then make comments against H1 and L1 guys...
  • Subject: All on this message board
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-31
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hello Who ever is trying to make this a personal fight, my only intention is to share my experience, and if that hurts anybody I am sorry, In kroger you get a good customer service when you interact with the workers there, that does not mean I am supporting Kroger as oppose to Indian store, I am just trying to share the idea of improving the business. Lets not become personal here. Once again I apolozige to everybody if I have hurt anybody unintentionally
  • Subject: Bye bye love
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-31
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I have witnessed this myself at an Indian business that was newly opened sometime back. Some crude customers came in and demanded a certain product.The owner replied in the negative without much enthusiasm noticing the loud talk etc. The crude customers threw the items they were holding and left !! Maybe the person who saw pain and suffering on these pages can go and hug such customers to make them feel welcome.
  • Subject: Welcome here welcome there
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-31
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: What welcome do you get when you go to Kroger or Giant Eagle? Why do people make victims of Indian businesses? I think that is why businesses who open with enthusiasm give in after awhile getting tired of the unappreciative behavior of the Indian shopper in Indian stores.
  • Subject: Pain and suffering
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-31
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Don't you think it is better to tell the establishment if you have any concerns rather than keep on talking about it here as though it is a public hearing?
  • Subject: BOMBAY BAAZAR
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-31
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I see lot of pain and sufferings going on in here, I agree with all of you, as everybody has their right to express their opinion. I had been to BOMBAY BAAZAR, if he wants more customers, He/She has to be more welcoming. I did notice that is missing, and I am not saying by just going once, I had been there more than once. and I see that lacking. I know how hard it is to survive in this competitive market.
  • Subject: Comment of 3/10
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-30
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: So don?t criticize others knowledge and earning capabilities THE PERSON WRITING THE ABOVE LINE ON 3/10 IS ONE OF THESE NEWBEES. THEY COME TO AMERICA WRITE FALSE QUALIFICATIONS ON RESUMES AND CALL THEMSELVES CAPABLE. THEY LAUGH AT AMERICANS AND CALL THEM STUPID.THEY ARE FROM SOME OBSCURE VILLAGE IN INDIA THAT NO ONE WANTS TO GIVE THE NAME OF AS THEY ARE ASHAMED. SO IF THEY ARE FROM A VILLAGE IN ANDHRA, THEY SAY HYDERABAD. IF THEY ARE FROM A VILLAGE IN GUJARAT, THEY SAY DISTRICT SURAT. IF YOU ARE SO CAPABLE GO BUILD A HIGHWAY SYSTEM IN INDIA TO DRIVE YOUR BICYCLE ON. HOPE THERE IS AIR IN THE TYRES.
  • Subject: The H1B's and L1's & others
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-30
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: These visa holders who are experiencing their first good jobs think that they own America !! If the visas are terminated, back in India they may be left to buying a combined bag of mirchi, ginger, cillantro and curry patta for Rs. 2. Lemon not included. This is from the street side vendor near their one room apartment where the drain water is flowing freely and the mosquitoes are ready to bite everyone. So if you don't like the Indian businesses in this country then go back to India and work at a corrupt government job.
  • Subject: Banana Leaf Rest Sucks!
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: The ad which was posted right below me seems to be from the owner of the place. lol. Truth is the food is horrible and they would treat you well the first time and later understanding that you have been there before treat you like dirt and make you eat dirt.
  • Subject: Banana Leaf Rest Sucks!
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: The ad which was posted right below me seems to be from the owner of the place. lol. Truth is the food is horrible and they would treat you well the first time and later understanding that you have been there before treat you like dirt and make you eat dirt.
  • Subject: The Guy is right
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: I cannot but agree with the wise gentleman that has rightly pointed out the ficklemindedness of some of the newbees. To me, this is an unreal scenario - these guys that will eat old soup and ask for bread without tipping at an American Restaurant have the balls to criticize Indian businesses?? What a shame - half the guys dont know how to match socks with pants and mistake "business Casual" to mean be causal in business while wearing pants and not shaving..I am sorry I am stereotyping but this is not far from the guys writing about our Desi businesses...Thes false H1B (or B1 or L1) guys need to be shuttled straight back to the village they belong where the only entitlement they have is sweat, crowds and repackaged Bisleri!! God help the rest of us..
  • Subject: Banana Leaf Restaurant - Excellent Food
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: Guys, This place is not to be missed. The value proposition and taste is undeniable. I tried the meal (Buffet) - comes with lassis and chaats. It is the best food I have ever had. The guys care for you and the food is fresh. Moreover the service is personal. An absolute must (Probably the other Indian places can take leaf from banana leaf's book). Excellent Food, Great value, outstanding service.
  • Subject: Comments below
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-11
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I agree with the Gentleman who has lived here for 40 years. The newcomers think very highly of themselves without a reason. It is easy to live four in an apartment and think that this country depends on you.
  • Subject: About "Comments posted here" on 2/5/2009
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-10
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: This is about a Gentleman, who posted comments here and lived for more than 40 years in the US. I am not sure what he wanted to tell the public. I think he just want people to pay money even if they don't like the services and food provided by Indian businesses. He says as if these Indian businesses are doing only public service and not making any profit. If anybody is operating a business, their main aim is to make money not just public service. In this competitive world, one needs to maintain quality and service to sustain in the business. Once customer is paying for a service he/she has the right to comment about it also. People not only commenting negative, they are also appreciating the ones maintaining good quality. His commenting about people working 40 hours a week and making more money: That is their capability and may be luck to make more money than you make working 60 hours a week. Do you work 60 hours, if you can make more money in 40 hours by doing some other work? So don?t criticize others knowledge and earning capabilities.
  • Subject: Nice jewelry
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-09
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: We recently moved from Houston, Texas and came across Tulsi Jewelers on Apna Ohio website. I love jewelries a lot and was pretty excited by the collection offered. I ended up buying few silver and gold plated jewelry sets which were exclusive and rarely available types even in India! I would recommend Tulsi Jewelers.
  • Subject: Banana Leaf
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-08
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: Horrible Food!. Guys if you are planning to go for this restaurant please consider my feedback. The worst food I everhad .I ordered Onion Uttapaham -with no taste and half cooked. Every item there is pathetic.
  • Subject: Banana Leaf
  • Date Posted: 2009-03-08
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: Horrible Food!. Guys if you are planning to go for this restaurant please consider my feedback. The worst food I everhad .I ordered Onion Uttapaham -with no taste and half cooked. Every item there is pathetic.
  • Subject: very good food
  • Date Posted: 2009-02-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: Food is very good in AndhraSpice Restaurant. Buffet is awesome.
  • Subject: Good Biryani
  • Date Posted: 2009-02-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: Birynai is very good in Andhra Spice Restaurant. I loved a lot. They have veg, Chk, Goat and Shrimp Biryanis. I enjoyed a lot.
  • Subject: Comments posted here.
  • Date Posted: 2009-02-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: As someone who has lived in this country for over 40 years I am appalled at the comments posted here. It appears to me that people make insulting comments about businesses owned by hardworking Indians in various fields. Most of those who make these comments seem to be young inexperienced and relatively recent to enjoy the prosperity that this country has enabled them to acquire.They work 40 hours or less a week earn more than they ever did back in India,and have the poor taste to criticize businesses, some of who put in 60 hours or more a week working and serving the community. These critics need to get a life !! When they enter American restaurants, theatres, dealerships or supermarkets they are humble and polite. When they enter the premises of Indian businesses they leave their brains at home and act stupidly and carelessly. Handling things with little care or concern, speaking loudly, spillinng things and behaving crudely in general. Let them uderstand that those who own and run ethnic businesses in U.S.A. have far more courage, tenacity, character and pride in their work than they will ever achieve. These whiners need to grow up !!
  • Subject: Great service
  • Date Posted: 2009-02-04
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Went to Passage To India. We just moved from Pittsburgh. Owners are very helpful and knowledgeable. The stocks are fresh and plenty. Besides they offer a discount on purchases of $25 or more. Helps in today's economy.
  • Subject: Bad experience with Bombay Bazaar
  • Date Posted: 2009-01-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I WENT TO BOMBAY BAZZAR TWICE AND BOTH TIME I HAD HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE WITH THE OWNER. HIS ATTITUDE TOWARDS CUSTOMERS IS HORRIBLE AND VERY RUDE!!!! THE PRICE LABEL ON THE SHELF IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT HE CHARGES. I WON'T GO THERE AGAIN.
  • Subject: really bad experience
  • Date Posted: 2008-12-18
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: very bad experience with indian store bombay bazaar, store looks good but not well stocked & attitude not any better. Register person need more hospitality
  • Subject: YUMMY........Andhra Spice
  • Date Posted: 2008-12-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: Andhra Spice food tastes like home food. It is very tasty. Biryani is really awesome.Serving people are warm. I try to go there as often as possible.Good to have it in Columbus
  • Subject: BOMBAY BAZAAR
  • Date Posted: 2008-12-10
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I WENT TO THIS INDIAN GROCERY AS I HAPPENED TO BE IN COLUMBUS RELATED TO MY WORK . HIS ATTITUDE TOWARDS CUSTOMERS IS HORRIBLE!!!! DID'NT EVEN TRY TO HELP ME FIND THE PRODUCTS THAT I WAS SEARCHING. ALSO PRICES ARE RELATIVELY HIGH
  • Subject: Food with Real Taste
  • Date Posted: 2008-12-09
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: I have ordered chicken dhum biriyani at sawmill Ridge Dr Apt, Its really awesome. I will order every week end. If you are intrested you can contact @614 389 3906 or radhika6aluri@yahoo.co.in
  • Subject: Car from Dealer
  • Date Posted: 2008-11-13
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: NEVER EVER BUY CARS FROM "COLUMBUS LUXURY CARS" DEALER. THEY ARE A BIG CHEATER !!
  • Subject: Spice world
  • Date Posted: 2008-11-08
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Had recently been to Spice World, the Indian grocery store in Worthington. Great hospitality ,clean store & well stocked. I would definitely go back there & highly recommend that store to everyone mainly due to the hospitality which most other Indian stores lack
  • Subject: search by city
  • Date Posted: 2008-10-17
  • City: Dayton
  • Category: other
  • Description: this site is good esp the post your experience. I really loved it. it gives a detailed view about the city aspects. The biggest draw back here is there is not way to search for something like if you want to search by the city or any criteria ,you cannot. thats a great drawback.
  • Subject: India grocers on sawmill
  • Date Posted: 2008-08-17
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi All, Store guys are trying to rip people off, if you are not careful, they will take tax but will not give receipts, so please make sure you take receipts from the store. So be careful.
  • Subject: APNA OHIO
  • Date Posted: 2008-08-09
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: APNAOHIO.COM is one of the best website which we love somuch, we are the daily visitors to ApnaOhio.Com. We have the good responses for all of our(SYNORA INC) Training Classifieds from Apna Ohio. Only suggestion to Apnaohio is please display the contact info in the person who posted the classified (FreeAdsDisplay.jsp), and add the button reply to this classified and send the mail to person who posted the classified, this way you wont see other classifieds in board requesting for people contact info.Thanks, SYNORA INC.
  • Subject: Beauty services at Beauty 2000 Salon
  • Date Posted: 2008-08-07
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Great Environment in the new location(strip center) where MINA has moved. Right across from where she was previously for a long time. I have been going to her for a few years and highly recommend her to everybody. As usual excellent customer service, great Eyebrow threading and the relaxing Facial. I am rating it 5 star. Her number is 614-792-0533. You should check her out.
  • Subject: Great Site - Helpful
  • Date Posted: 2008-08-03
  • City: Cincinnati
  • Category: other
  • Description: This site was a big boon for us for figuring thing in Cincinnati . We are very grateful. Thanks a lot.
  • Subject: Looks good
  • Date Posted: 2008-07-05
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: Sometimes your site is too slow.
  • Subject: Feedback on Apnaohio
  • Date Posted: 2008-06-26
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Hi, I just stumbled into your website and was very impressed. Very useful information provided and a good initiative from the web-hosters. Wish you well and good luck going forward. Sincerely Ravi Sharma MBA - Student Franklin University
  • Subject: Passage to india...worst grocery shop
  • Date Posted: 2008-06-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The owner , a lady was there when I had gone ,she thinks we should be grateful that we are coming to that shop. what an attitude!!,on top of that she tells us to bring back the shopping cart back to the shop after we took it to our car to put things back . Will never go there, have told all my friends if u want to be insulted go there.
  • Subject: Thanks ApnaOhio
  • Date Posted: 2008-04-07
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: I placed an ad to sell my car... I got multiple responses in a very short period. I will be closing the deal soon. Thank You apnaohio.
  • Subject: Bombay Bazaar
  • Date Posted: 2008-03-02
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: New Grocery store Near Polaris The Bombay Bazaar, Some improvement suggestions, the store looks good as long as the groceries are concerned. The store owner I guess has forgotton to put price labels on the items.It takes awfully long for the store keeper "to look at every single item and then look for the price in a poorly maintained Notebook (register)!". Please install the barcode system or at least put the price lables, so that people would get to know the price of items they are buying and the store keeper would also be at ease at the check out counter. The first day we collected the groceries we needed and after waiting for 15-20 mins in the "line", we put back everything we gathered on the respective shelves and went our way!
  • Subject: Nice Travel Agent
  • Date Posted: 2008-02-26
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: TravelAgent
  • Description: Hi! I booked my air ticket to india through CK travels. they made very nice arrangements and give me good deal. i recommande to everybody please go atleast once. Thanks
  • Subject: When they are pampered
  • Date Posted: 2008-02-25
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: HI, Just wanted to mention a general observation of mine. We have so many Indian restaurants in this country, I might have been to a small no of them but always I have noticed that when there is an Indain customer and an Amrican arrive at the same time, lot of hospitality is shown to the latter one (Indians are put on hold.......or just ignored), why? just because we are taken for granted for the skin color and our origin!! Indian host really tries to ingnore the fact that we are also a custmor and can affect the profits he makes.........
  • Subject: Apartment Feedback!
  • Date Posted: 2008-02-14
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Apartments
  • Description: If u plan to move into Polaris crossing apartments on the intersection of lazelle rd and sancus blvd(beside marathon gas station) I suggest u don't give them your credit card as it gets charged automatically when u have to pay some fines.They charge for every damn thing u call them for, it could be fixing the blinds,clogged water,AC repair,fixing your stove-top burners if they are not lighting-up well,water leakage from the drain,wet walls due to additional moisture in the air etc,etc,etc there's a no ending list.And the time u move out u are sure to get a bill for painting(doesn't matter if u have painted them before u moved out) for kitchen odors(b'coz u cook)carpet(b'coz u walk),for not cleaning the windows (b'coz we open them for fresh air)and many many more.....they don't clean the snow nor do they do anything for the icy roads...no salt trucks come inside the apartment complex. There were at-least 6 burglary's in the neibourhood in the recent months in which there were all electronics which were stolen and a few car stereos gone from the cars.Do think twice before u move in. There are lot of other things not mentioned and which u wouldn't want to know.
  • Subject: RE: Long distance calling services
  • Date Posted: 2008-02-06
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Automobiles
  • Description: We are seeing this ad in all the caterogies of apnaohio classifieds. It is not serving the purpose for which this site and catergories are made. Why should it be there in roommate search, moving sale etc categories. How is it related to calling services? Genuine ads are shadowed by this marketing gimmick. Need to remove this ad immediately from all categories.
  • Subject: bad hospitality.........Andhra Spice
  • Date Posted: 2007-12-27
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: This is really a horrifying experience when I went to the newly opened restaurant Andhra Spice, the impression that I had towards this restaurant is completely vanished as the hospitality is really bad. I was very impressed with the hospitality and the food that they have served me last time. But this time when I took my American friend to the restaurant, the hospitality was horrible and the person over there doesnÂt understand what we need and his way of answering the questions is very much annoyed in spite of knowing that we are Americans. I strongly recommend all the people not to go to that restaurant with any of your friends as the experience will make u feel worse and will make fool out of yourself.
  • Subject: Star Travel
  • Date Posted: 2007-12-24
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: TravelAgent
  • Description: Hi, This Agent is out of business and not picking the phone and Not responding Mails.I booked my ticket and i want to change my dates but she is not responding. regards Rajeev
  • Subject: bay leaf
  • Date Posted: 2007-12-18
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: good..njoyd
  • Subject: Andhra Spice
  • Date Posted: 2007-11-29
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: Food is very good in Andhra Spice Restaurant. We can have South Indian Veg and Non Veg food in that Restaurant. We enjoyed a lot. Take a look at that Restaurant.
  • Subject: India Corner Sucks
  • Date Posted: 2007-10-22
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: Was at India corner the other day. The place was deserted. The owner as usual was lost. He comes up to me with a "Yes ?". The food was horrible. The potato curry in the masala dosa was stale and old. Heard from a friend that it is up for sale/sold. It has had so many false starts and it still sucks. The uber parent Dosa corner's quality is down the hill as well. It is sad that desi restaurants lack the basics of restaurant management. They expect to treat patrons like they are doing them a favor, hospitality is out right missing and the food is stale. I cannot fathom how the owner musters enough courage to put that damn stale thing on a plate and serve it up...
  • Subject: Bad hospitality ......worst experience
  • Date Posted: 2007-10-16
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: We had Birthday Party from our colleague and we went to Bay Leaf to have Indian Food. We went to enjoy the treat (Dinner) but it turnout to be horrible experience. It is well arranged restaurant from the outside but it is completely bad in hospitality. We were nine people and whole restaurant was empty but still it took them two hours to serve us with cold food. In addition to this, we had two stones in rice. Chicken biryani was pathetic. we assumed that it was their closing time so we were served whatever they had. When we complained, we got an answer that it happens sometimes in rice. We could have accepted it but the way it was being defended was really bad and it reached to level of confrontation. The situation could have been handled properly but it become worst when customer was scolded instead of accepting the fault. We were really pissed off. We can not recommend to people.
  • Subject: Passage to India
  • Date Posted: 2007-09-06
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: My God Owners r horrible. They have some attitude problem.. I would strongly recommend not to go to there store. Hopeless.. I will never ever shop any thing from store. will live without indian food for mths but will never step in that store again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Subject: passage to india
  • Date Posted: 2007-08-09
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: The worst customer care in this whole wide world i have never seen such people in my life i dont know how they r still in the market no wonder one fine day they r gonna close.
  • Subject: Indian Oven
  • Date Posted: 2007-05-18
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: We recently have been to Indian Oven which is located on Main Street in Downtown. The ambiance of the place is so nice. We don't see such hospitality in all Indian restaurants. The food was amazing. We liked the food better than many other Indian restaurants in town. It is expensive though. It is definitely worth trying once.
  • Subject: Credit Card Balance Transfers Be very careful
  • Date Posted: 2007-03-29
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: Friends be careful when u do a balance transfer with 0% APR, don't do any purchases with that card. Here is why, if u do purchases with it and you make the payment at the end of each billing cycle, the payment will be applied towards the balance transfer and not TOWARDS THE PURCHASE, and your purchase will accumlate and you will be charged huge finance charges may be 20% apr. So technically there is no 0% APR. So be careful while you are doing balance transfer do not use that card for purchases at all. I had this experience with Discover card, and paid $300, in three mnths.
  • Subject: Office max at dublin sucks(the one next to Bestbuy)
  • Date Posted: 2007-02-12
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: other
  • Description: I was looking for a Camera in office max store at dublin, next to the best buy one. And they did not had that piece and said they will order it online and I will get it in two days. To my surprise I did not get it even after one week, and so I called them and asked what is happening, they said it will reach to me on the day I am leaving for Vacation, which is 10 days from the day I was in store. Now they neither cancel the shippment or return my money, or they ship from other stores around. Basically they did not show any interest on helping me, but left me on my fate. So please people becareful they don't have a better system to tell you when u will get it. So SHOPPERS BECARE FULL WHILE SHOPPING AT OFFICEMAX, is my long story short. Thanks SKV
  • Subject: Cuisne of india sucks
  • Date Posted: 2007-02-12
  • City: Columbus
  • Category: Restraunts
  • Description: This should be called "Curse on Indians". The owner hates desis, racial, and shows that feeling all the way. food is not that good, and its pricey!! wednesday evening buffet is crazy--no much variety and toooo costly! definitely wont suggest this to anybody! this place sucks!!!!!!!!!!!even going to McDonalds is better.