• Memoir about Running a Weed Clearing Service in Kerala...

    Vaisakh Weed Clearing Service was a micro enterprises founded by me in 2011 to remove weeds and grass in plantations and agricultural lands on contract basis using a worker equipped with a Brushcutter machine by investing 75000 indian rupees.

  • How to run a roadside dosa business (and make it big).

    Interesting video explaining the math behind a roadside dosa business...

  • Munnar Holidays 2017

    Munnar hills you get the blessed presence of Maneesh Jayachandran , a visitor from plain lands. It is me At Rivulet resort, Pallivasal in last week of May. Photo taken on my mobile phone.Apologise for the terrible quality.The background shows river flowing near Rivulet resort.....

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

ICICI Lombard Health Insurance

ICICI Lombard General Insurance is a private insurance company in India.They are one of the boons that liberalisation has given us.I needed to renew the third party liability motor vehicle insurance of my bajaj ct100 motorcycle.I visited the office of United India Insurance.They guys there consider people visiting there to pay premium as refugees.They favours payment via agent who would share their money with these crooks.I hate the office and i am planning to buy icici lombhard insurance the next time for my bike and car.The insurance of my car expired last month.I was unaware of the last date.But i knew an employee in United India Insurance (This one belonged to a different office).I paid him Rs 950 for premium worth Rs 780.

ICICI lombard is offering health insurance.

RakshaBanshan 2008 Falls on August 16th

The Indian festival Rakshabandhan falls on August 16th this year.It is a festival of brotherhood and the celebration of love between brothers and sisters.On this auspicious day,Brothers give sweet to their sisters and in return they tie a thread around his wrist.The knot called Rakhi depicts that he is bound to the girl as his brother even though he is born in a different family.The brother is required to protect the girl.The security of the girl is in the responsibility of the guy from now on.

This tradition is still now as the remembrance of bond between Lord Sreekrishna and Draupati (Wife of Pancha Pandavas).This is not a festival celebrated by hindus but by the indians as a whole.

Stylish Rakhis are available in the markets for this festival.Here are couple of Links where you can buy online.
1. FernsnPetals Flower Shop

Send Raksha Bandhan Gifts and Rakhis

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Manorama Dhathri Ayurveda Kendra Contest

Manorama Online and an ayurveda resort is running a contest.You need to answer a question that is posted on the site everyday.Winners get some kit as prize (might be hair oil and ayurveda creams from the sponsors).Mega prize is a 14 day rejuvenating ayurveda treatment at their resort.The question would be about the ayurveda company.To find answer to the questions visit the damn website http://www.warriersayurveda.com/

This is where the contest happens .Click here
If the above link does not work visit Manorama Website before it gets expired.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Date with Brazilian Model Bruna

You can date with brazilian model Bruna if you win a Colgate contest.The contest shows a video of the colgate ad.For those who do not want to see the video, read the description below:-

A young man is stopped by a police vehicle which is airing siren and is parked in the rear of his car.A sexy girl clad in police uniform approaches the man in the driving seat and he is asked to blow air to a machine she holds.The idea is to test whether he si drunk or not. He does that as instructed confidently.When he does that the air flows through and make the hair of the police officer dances.She removes her helmet and make her hair free and asks to the confused man to do it again to which he does happily to her face.The smell gets her excited and she asks him to do it again greedily.He does that in wonder. Now a colgate tooth paste pack is shown and a narrator tells us that in colgate maxfresh there are thousands of cooling crystals that provides freshness in every breath and it makes a max asar on every other person.The man is shown brushing his teeth in the narration. She writes something on a paper and gives to him.He expects it as the fine to be paid,but laughs when he read it.She tells him,"I need you" touching his cheek lovingly.She is depicted wearing the helmet when she does that.He drives away and the narrator says "max Tazgi, max azar".He also says that this is the brand that dentists prescribes.

This is what is shown in the ad.You need to predict the follow up story of the ad.You need to predict what happens next and enter at the website for the #***ing marketing team to read and to apply in the race to get a date with the #***ing brazilian model.

Click here to visit the contest page before it gets closed.Ten persons will get cash prizes

Monday, July 21, 2008

BSNL Landline @ Twenty Rs in rural UP

That is great news for the customer, particularly when people are returning their good old BSNL landline connections.In rural areas of Uttar Pradesh,there is a new scheme where 200 Rs is required for a landline connection.This can be paid as installments of Rs 20.
Click here to read the story

How to Protect Your PC from Virus With Zero Dollars

With much effort you bought your PC and got Microsoft Windows installed in it.You don't have any more money to buy licensed software package.A Norton Antivirus Internet Security package you got when you purchased with your laptop or PC expired after 90 days.Without antivirus software installed on your computer, indulging in active internet usage from a Windows desktop is a risky affair.It is like walking through a shoot out scene without arms and bulletproof vest.

Here is some free softwares you can use for your windows pc.

  1. AVG Free Antivirus
    For many years AVG has been providing free basic virus protection that can do scheduled daily scan.The virus definitions database is updated daily so that your PC is protected from newly released viruses and worms.Besides it is not heavy as the Symantec's Norton antivirus.Till they stop the free version you can use this good one.You may buy the advanced version of the software for complete protection.

    Visit http://free.avg.com/ for more information and to download this antivirus software.
  2. Google Pack Free Bundle - Norton Security Scan and Spyware Doctor Starter Edition

    offers some free and safe third party software for general computer users.They include two PC protection free packages.I suggest both these packages along with AVG is enough for a general pc user.

    Norton Security scan offers basic protection ,protection file updates and scheduled weekly scan.

    Spyware Doctor Starter Edition Offers basic spyware protection that help you from malicious programs that steal your personal information and threaten your privacy.Back door programs that aids in showing ads known as adware are also detected by this software.It resides in the notification area of your windows PC and keeps track of your internet threats.

    Download Google Pack from http://pack.google.com
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SmartFTP Home Version is No longer FREE

SmartFTP is a feature rich FTP Client Software.It works well for windows users for accessing their website data residing on a remote server.Earlier you could use the home version for certain period of time and after that you have to install the latest version.Now that they are stopping the free version after 10 years of good service.

Now a days SmartFTP expires after nine days.So small web publishers planning for a cute and light weight free FTP Client can avoid downloading SmartFTP.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

AMD Perceptions Versus Facts Campaign

I have always been a fan of the company AMD.I saw him as a david facing a Goliath.The Intel strategy of pricing their chips high and monopolizing the market might have drove me to such a thought.When my father bought me my first pc, i opted for an assembled amd athlon xp and the system worked so well.But when i went to purchase my laptop in this march 2008, i could not get an amd powered one from the showroom and i opted for a celeron.

AMD has launched an advertising campaign called "Perceptions Versus Facts".They have roped in Viswanathan Anand, India's best grand master.At askvishy.com , we can see him busy typing in his amd laptop.You need to turn on your speakers or headphone to enjoy this site.

You are then asked address and email id for participating in their contest to win a free amd laptop.I hope they won't spam the visitors.Now Viswanathan Anand gets up from his chair and walks up to you and asks you some question.If you answer them well, your name will be included in the lucky draw.They changes the quiz every week.The quiz gives you an idea about perceptions and truth about different things related to us.After that you can browse the site.

click here

The website contains buyers guide for laptop and desktop users.You can find branded desktops and notebooks powered by amd.You can send enquiry and find how to buy.

All the best for AMD India

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lots of Adsense Referral Codes to Remove

Google is retiring Adsense for Referral as a part of their acquisition of Double Click , another affiliate network.If you have adsense referral codes running on your site, you need to replace them before last week of August.After that you won't get money out of the spaces.

Checkout the info at google adsense blog

Google Adsense for Referral is going to be history after this august.