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Shame: Middle class India duping domestic help of Rs 18,000 cr every yr

Shame: Middle class India duping domestic help of Rs 18,000 cr every yr

http://www.firstpost.com/blogs/-1156783.html Jay Mazoomdaar makes an interesting point but his assumptions or lack thereoff, create a few problems. First of all he clubs together some 300 million Indians into a single category called “middleclass” and does not mention or take into account financial disparities in this group, which includes people earning anything from a few tens of thousands per month to people earning in lacs (hundred thousand) per month. How does somebody earning say 25,000 per month pay for domestic help…

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Credit Card Fraud In The News

Credit Card Fraud In The News

The Times of India reported on April 22, 2008 how a Hyderabad businessman’s credit card was used to buy air tickets worth Rs. 39,916/-. What is interesting is the modus operandi and reader’s comments. Mohammed Obeid (the fraud) approached Venkat (the card owner) on the pretext of providing a new credit card from Barclays Bank and collected the CVV and credit card numbers from him and passed on the information to Ramakrishna. So our businessman handed over the his credit…

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Hyderabad’s New International Airport – Shamsabad or SHAMEsabad? An email from a frustrated user

Hyderabad’s New International Airport – Shamsabad or SHAMEsabad? An email from a frustrated user

The following is an email sent by Prem S. Mani to an internal email list at work. Prem describes the experience of landing at Hyderabad’s spanking new “International” Airport at Shamsabad. Hi, Sharing my experience with the so called Airport with International Standards. I was traveling in Deccan Flight from Coimbatore to Hyderabad. Original Travel time was 19:30 to 21:30. However, flight was delayed by 2 hours due to the late arrival of same flight from Hyderabad. (root cause –…

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NDTV Office Attacked For Including Hussain In Bharat Ratna Poll

NDTV Office Attacked For Including Hussain In Bharat Ratna Poll

NDTV reports that it’s offices at Ahmedabad was attached by Hindu Samrajya Sena in retaliation of NDTV’s SMS based Bharat Ratna poll which included Hussain, the infamous painter hussain. This is the best news I have read this day. Absolutely made my day! Way to go guys, whoever you are. Keep up the good work. The media in India is Free. Not Free as in beer but Free as in Freedom. That freedom comes with a responsibility. You cannot have…

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TOI on Mobile – Alas, No Indian Express Yet

TOI on Mobile – Alas, No Indian Express Yet

Over the last half decade, The Times of India has been on the forefront of technology use. A few days ago I stumbled across their TOI Mobile service and was suitably impressed. I immediately went searching for a similar service for The Indian Express but sadly was not able to locate any. I use MobiPocket Reader to pull the main Indian Express stories via their RSS feeds and then have MobiPocket synchronize with my Sony Ericsson P1i. This works well…

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