National Do Not Call registry

Getting those Unwanted marketing/ spam SMS or Calls and wondering how to stop them? Here is the answer, register in the National Do No Call Registry maintained by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Department of Telecom. Simply SMS as START DND and send it to 1909. In case if you want to block such calls being made to …

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SBI Credit card reward points

A credit card from the India’s largest bank is one popular thing in the financial world. If you are one of those customers’ holding a credit card from State Bank of India, you have much more than just using your credit card for shopping. With SBI card reward points (see State Bank ATM cum debit card rewards), spending money is …

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A system to deal with Insurance complaints – IRDA

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) that oversees all Insurance activities in India has issued new guidelines for grievance (complaints) redressals. Although all life insurance companies have dedicated systems to resolved customer’s complaints, these new guidelines specify the time frame in which the complaint should be resolved and also its process. These guidelines are to be followed by the companies …

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Get free talk time with BSNL ‘Ad se Kamao’ offer

If you are a BSNL customer, and are a kind of person who loves anything free, this news should make you happy. BSNL initiates something that Airtel along with Nowpos had done before, but never had any success, opt-in Mobile ads (in the name of Beep India). BSNL customers can choose to receive ads on their mobile phone and in …

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Free Live TV Application – Desktop and Mobile

It was a long time ago that we talked about Mundu here and it finally looks like they got their product ready for release. If you didn’t know what Mundu is all about, I would first recommend you to read this post about Mundu Mobile TV. In short, it is an application that can be installed on your PC/Mac or …

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Funny but true, Population stats – India Vs Australia

It’s a known fact that India is way ahead of Australia in terms of population. But this stat is really surprising, ‘the increase in population year on year in India is more than the entire population of Australia’. At the time of writing this article, it is estimated that India’s population is 118,35,20,000 (118 crores 35 lakhs and 20 thousand) …

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Hindustan Unilever Pure IT Automatic

You’ve seen the manual version of Hindustan Unilever Pure IT previously. Some said it was working like a charm while some others said it has serious problems in the way it purifies the water. Which ever side you are on, here is the version 2 of Hindustan Unilever Pure IT, which is completely automated, called Marvella. If there is one …

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Verifying PAN card by Name of a person

This article is about how to verify a PAN number, whether it belongs to a person whom you believe it should or you can also use this to know your PAN in case you have forgotten the same. If you’d rather want know your pan card status, please visit PAN card application status page. Search PAN by name For this, …

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Kings, Mustache and the Playing cards

Okay, I know most of you are good at playing cards, but I’m not sure how many of you know or observed the ‘fact’ that it is only the King of Hearts that doesn’t have a Mustache. All the other Kings, Spades, Diamonds and Clubs have a Mustache (Moustache in other forms of English). While there is no official theory, …

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SBI Internet Banking account online

Here is another instance where the Government lead and the largest Bank in India, State Bank of India or SBI, can improve. Say I opened a savings bank account in either SBI or its associate banks and I want to apply for Internet banking. How should I proceed? I should visit their Internet banking website and download the ‘New user …

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Discovery channel Vs National Geographic. What’s your fav?

When I was a kid I used to extensively watch National Geographic channel. May be because I liked the Big Bang show or may be that I didn’t knew that there was one Discovery as an alternative or may be because my friends’ said that they watch National Geographic (Nat Geo) channel more at home. But boy, am I watching …

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Track any lost mobile phone in India

Here is an extremely simple way to track and recover your lost mobile phone. Send an email to cop@vsnl.net with the following details: Your Name (and the registered name of lost mobile phone’s owner, in case if both are different) Your address Phone number (mention the number that the lost mobile phone had and any other working phone number in …

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My take on the Epic Web browser

You might have heard by now, Epic browser, the (self claiming) first-ever web browser for India, is opened for public use. It is built on Mozilla’s code and hence the top menu and Address bar tools are almost the same as seen in Firefox. The User Interface It is 10.7 MB in size and installed fairly quickly, though not in …

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New Rupee Symbol, Software updating & Keyboards

Now that our Neta’s found some time and finalized the Symbol for Indian Rupee, efforts should now be put in full strength to make it a recognized Symbol across the world. It is interesting to note that this selection is not from one of those 5 symbols shortlisted earlier. However, from all angles this looks to be a better choice …

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Tata Docomo Unlimited* Mobile Internet

Here’s the Baap of all Unlimited Mobile Internet plans from telecom Operators, the Tata Docomo Unlimited Mobile Internet at Rs.95. Recharge with Rs.95 on your Tata Docomo and get 6GB of GPRS Data for free. Yes, a massive 6GB for just Rs.95. But the question is, do I need 6GB for my mobile? I currently use Airtel’s Unlimited GPRS pack …

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