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Month: November 2008

Our nightmare, our wake-up call

Our nightmare, our wake-up call

Indian Express columnist, Shekhar Gupta, has put into words thoughts that I did not have the skill to articulate. At least not as eloquently as he has. So rather than use my own words, I will reproduce his. How does a democracy of billion-plus people respond when a few madmen tear the heart out of its financial capital and shatter its soul? The question has to be asked because it is only adversity of such staggering magnitude that shakes up…

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Register As A Voter At The Neighbourhood Post Office

Register As A Voter At The Neighbourhood Post Office

Extract from a news report in the Hindu, dated Nov 18, 2008: People living in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area aged above 18 years can now register themselves as voters at any of the 216 post offices located within the GHMC boundaries, covering 23 Assembly constituencies in Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Medak districts. An exclusive counter manned by a clerk belonging to the Postal Services Department will function at each of these post offices from Tuesday to issue and…

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Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences

My earlier post about Little Hearts and the free Cardiology service provided by the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore, started as an email forward from our Vice President, Mr. Santhosh George. Before posting I Googled for this hospital. Their page on the Cardiology Department says: The Department of Cardiology is the entry point for access to the specialized cardiac care in Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences. The Department’s primary objective is to deliver…

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Quantum Mutual Fund – 6 More Banks Added to Invest Online

Quantum Mutual Fund – 6 More Banks Added to Invest Online

Quantum Mutual Funds has added 6 more banks to it’s Invest Online module. Quantum is the first Indian Mutual Fund house to offer it’s funds completely online. When it launched it’s funds it refused to go the broker way and refused to pay any commisions. Even before the SEBI rulling that investors transacting directly with the AMC should not be charged any entry load, Quantum has been offering it’s investors the same facility. It has remained small in size because…

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Widget.com launches BeBook e-book reader

Widget.com launches BeBook e-book reader

Yet another e-book Reader hits the market. And with a £229.99 price tag! That’s Rs. 17,300/- before taxes. That’s a ridiculous price! I use by Sony Ericsson P1i mobile phone to read e-books. With the free MobiPocket e-book reader and free Windows based reader cum conversion software, creating and reading e-books is a snap. I just cannot justify the expense. Maybe if the price of these units hits the $100/- range. Secondly, commercial e-books are way too expensive. They are…

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