I had been wanting a simple tuner to attach to my sound system rather than buy a total radio cum CD player that is all that is available in the market. I had been asking around many big retailers and music dealers with no success till I remembered “Ghar Ki Murgi Daal Barabar.”
(घर की मुर्गी दाल बराबर – Translated straight, a hen in the yard is equal to lentils. Meaning : Self possessions are always undermined and other’s possessions seem better.
My friend Ramesh comes from a family of merchants who have specialised in music systems starting from pre war days with Grundig radios that used to be imported into India. Ramesh’s nephew Ajit, now runs a flourishing business in the center of Lamington Road in Mumbai.
When I remembered my murgi Ramesh’s background, I simply rang him up to seek help. He put me in touch with his nephew Ajit and before I know what happened, Ajit handed over a tuner with a remote control device to Ramesh who had gone to Mumbai for a visit and it is now functioning well as a stand alone sound system next to where I sit and read my newspapers and solve crossword puzzles.
This unit is not only a tuner, it can accommodate a pen-drive storage device as well as an USB port for connecting to the computer. All in all a much more versatile unit than what I had wanted.
Moral of the story, survey existing resources thoroughly before looking for new solutions.