The Silent Telecom Scam: How Airtel tries to steal money from me

Yesterday, I got an SMS from Airtel, thanking me for choosing their AUDIO TALKIES! Also, they promptly deducted Rs.1 from my balance! Wow! what a service! Only problem is, I never heard of such service AUDIO TALKIES, and I never subscribed to it! So, I promptly tweeted to Airtel_Presence as well as updated in my Facebook. Also, I sent an email to Airtel Customer Care email ID as well as its nodal officer of Delhi/NCR. I am still waiting for their response.

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Cost of Advertisements : Kinder Joy

If you are parents of kid around 5 years old, if you have a TV with cable connection ( or DTH), chances are you have bought an item called “Kinder Joy” for your kid. This product Kinder Joy is advertised extensively in all Kid’s channels like Cartoon Network, Ceebies etc.and chances are, you get to watch its advertisements at leas once in every 10 minutes. Also, your kids. The cost of this Kinder Joy is Rs. 30. But did you know what contents does it have ? Here is the pictorial explanation :-

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My Quickr Experience

I tried to sell two things in Quickr, once a almost new Nikon D5100 DSLR with kit-lens and the other time, I tried to sell my Nikon AF-S 70-300mm ED VR lens. Both the times, I was contacted buy Nigerian Net fraudsters! The first one posed as an wife of Indian Oil executives posted in Nigeria and asked me to ship the camera to some address Nairobi. Another one posed as doctor in United Kingdom. It was interesting experience, these fraudsters think that it is easy to dupe people! One lady went on to such extent that she even sent …

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Why migrant communities live near railway stations in India?

While traveling around India, as well as some other South Asian countries, I have observed that, the migrant communities normally live in and around railway stations! I have not found any difference in this pattern even in Raurkela, in my numerous visits here! Raurkela was a place of Adivasis ( original inhabitants of India, now classified as scheduled tribes) as I heard. I have done any studies about this, so I can not vouch any truth in it. But, I can vouch that, the areas near Rourkela railway station, is inhabited by migrant community, who can not be local here! …

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