• 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.....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Google Chrome Says Vguard industries Website is malware


Google chrome says Vguard industries website www.vguard.in has malware.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Heirship Certificate, Marriages and Election

I have been real busy last week.I wanted a heirship certificate issued by the Tehsildar stating 
that my mother owns the property of the father we lost in October.

HEiRSHIP CERTIFICATE
what is a heirship certificate?

A certificate issued by the Tehsildar who certifies that this and this person are the legal heir of the assest or money deposited in a bank account of an expired person.

How did we get this?

The local village officer should make a report saying his finding about us.Here a staff from the office helped in the format of the application.We got to write this and provide death certificate along with it.We carried id proofs of ourselves which was not needed.Again you got to provide couple of aged gentlemen who have been residing in the area and know our family for a long time.You got to give the identification proofs of these two gentlemen.

Now the village officer will sign the report and you got to give it to the Tehsildar who forwards it to the government press in Thiruvananthapuram to publish an advertisement in the government gazatte which is a boring magazine published by the government on poor quality notice paper.

Now the Tehsildar will give you a number regarding the ad.You got to go to thiruvananthapuram and meet the Government Press people and request them to publish the ad in the next government gazatte.If you do not request, it will take a long time to publish.Once it is published , the local taluk office recieves the gazatte but after a long time.So get a copy from the government press and present it at your taluk office.

Now after 30 days after publishing the ad you can approach the Tehsildar for the Heirship 
Certificate.By the way the ad in the gazatte tells that our family has the legal heirship and if 
anyone has any objection, they got to object it before 30 days.

Now there is a staff in the taluk office who drafts a letter in her computer and prints in a poor 
quality paper and you got to get it signed by the Tehsildar and that is the damn certificate.

Why you need it?

When your father pledges gold for an agricultural loan lured by the low interest rate.So even 
if you pay the money the bank won't give back the gold.They got a f**king procedure.You got to provide them death certificate, complete some forms about 15 pages and a document certified by a notary.

LETTER OF DISCLAIMER from a notary

By the way the certificate was typed on a 50 Rs non judicial stamp paper and you got to paste 60 Rs stamp .Provide necessary identification and all the legal heirs need to sign at the office of the notary.Notary is an advocate who got some powers.(i donno much about the powers and function of the notary)

CLOSING A BANK ACCOUNT CONTAINING 1100 Rs

It was an old account of my father.Since it was old nomination was not done there.So you had to provide heirship certificate.Sign a letter the bank employee prints out on a 100 Rs non judicial stamp paper you provides him.Arrange a witness to sign some where in the form.Soon money gets transferred to your account.Even if you have 10 rupees you got to go through all such time wasting f**king procedures.The account was an old one renewed to work in tandem with a new DP account my father opened at a depository.

AN AETHIST MARRIAGE

I attended this not because they are my close relatives but i didn;t know how an aethist marriage looked like.It was simple two chairs placed in the stage and the groom ties knot.No customary things like background music (nagaswaram and melam in nair marriages).But i saw pudavakoda (groom giving bride a garment) in a modified form there.And we got a card greeting the couple from the local CPM office.I am putting that here.Sorry guys for putting it online.If you didn't like the pic ,just call or mail me for removing the pic.

AN AMWAY EVENT

Those MLM guys invited me to their event.I attended it but didn't join it as i didn't like the get 
rich quick mantra of pyramid schemes and network marketing.Those guys spend hours trying to convince me and sign me up in there scheme.And at last they failed like three groups who tried in 2007 and 2008.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Motorolla Mobile Phone and the fool

It is time for introspection.I found that i am one of the greatest fools present on earth.My mom's motorolla cell phone was not able to make outgoing calls.So i checked the balance every thing good there.Dialed the support number which worked fine.Reset the phone and again found unable to call.Now  i thought the phone was bad.I didn;t use the part present between my two years.I plan to go to Kollam (about 60 km) to get it serviced at the motorolla authorised service.But just thought of checking it up at the local mobile store.The guy checked the balance and pointed me that the date has been expired in the account.These BSNL guys won't put a decent notice or sms when the validity of the prepaid connection gets expired.Now what i charged for one year and laughed at myself.

Note: For those laughing there, i know you had your own moments of fun.There is a fool, hero, a villian, an enthusiast, a tragedian and a comedian in every one of us even though you admit it or not.

The Indian Verdict 2009

Indians have made their opinion clear about who should rule them.Pretty clear and loud this time.The UPA is around 260 and NDA around 160 and the rest insignificant.Let me make my 
political inclinations clear.I grew up seeing the congress and communist rule up my state and make a mess here.

When i was a child , i saw Rajiv Gandhi as PM.I saw my father crying when Raji was assasinated by the LTTE.During my school days , i saw the BJP emerging.Might be it was the period when we notice such things.I could appreciate Vajpayee and his policies in government, particularly the nuclear test and the economic policies.I could always appreciate the good things done by the safron brigade.But i have always been a neutral guy with no political affiliation or activity.The 2004 results was the first election results i viewed seriously.BJP suffered great setback then and was reduced to 130s.Now they are in the 110s.And congress in back in the business planning for a next 5 year term with good numbers.

I knew that this time they might not win.The people has anyway voted for a strong government and proved that people like Mulayam, Mayawati, Dev Gowda, Pawar who thinks that with 25 or 30 seats you can aspire to be Prime Minister and misuse power.People voted against the Left.

CONGRESS - RAHUL, PRIYANKA, SONIA AND MANMOHAN SINGH

The victory provides power to the foursome.Here are the things i feel won them public 
support.

National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

India's poor won't forget to thank if the government is giving him 80 Rs or 100 Rs per  day.Especially in states where there is utter poverty.Do not think of the roads , cleaning of 
canals or farmlands done by the scheme.But consider the money the poor people whom 
otherwise won't have any opportunity to work anywhere in ultrarural villages.In comparatively developed states like Kerala , people has got some money.I am not going to discuss whether they deserve it or not.The project is good, but implementation is bad.Atleast some money is injected to the rural areas.But the systems are bad that the rats eats away the money.

Farm Waiver
Again some deserving people got benefitted.It was necessary to stop suicides.But systems are too bad.I personally know a person who got 1 crore worth property and got waivered Rs 50000 from agricultural loan.Why should he not vote for congress?
Media Friendly
Has support from all media.So you can believe people and expose the opposition 
easily.Remember the tehelka episode and cash for votes scam.Why did the later tapes was not telecasted and nothing happended for the horsetrading in the trust vote over nuclear deal?Many important issues were burried under.The business charge for Israeli missile defence system did not become an issue.
VARUN THE SPOILER
The Varun episode costed BJP dearly.The safron party should understand that they need to have an all inclusive policy and face.The Kandhamal events ashames BJP sympathisers like me.I can't believe Varun Gandhi speaking about retaliatary violence against Muslims as his grandfather was also a Muslim.The Gandhi family (both sides) should stop misusing the name of Gandhi as they have nothing to do with Gandhi fooling people as if they are descendants of Mahatma Gandhi.The people of India wants the Muslims to live peacefully along with the others.It is the Hindus who want the minorities to be safe in the country.It might be true that BJP might have got votes due to Congress's appeasement policy toward the minorities.But if you are going to rule a country, you need to want all the  communities.Not warning Varun Gandhi is sending a strong message to the public and 
people has disapproved.
STRONG Vs WEAK PM
Insulting PM was really bad.Last time they insulted Sonia and she walked away with seats and this time a good PM (though powerless and nominated) and it backfired.
MODI EFFECT
Putting Modi upfront was not a bad idea considering the bad news circulated about him by the media even though he is doing a great job in building Gujarat.You can't get national acceptance unless he reach out to all community.I never have heard any words from him regarding that.He might be a good chief minister he is percieved as a villian by lots of people and depicted as a satan by the media.

It was sad that L.K. Advani had to leave on a sad note.But if you guys need to prove that you are a party with a difference and not like yet other corrupt congress.Congress is reviving due to strong leadership from Rahul Gandhi who might have good intentions about India.BJP has lost a good opportunity but it is for the good as everyone knows the infighting  in the BJP.

Congress need not take people for granted and to carry on the good work what ever they have did.It is bad that the Karunanidhi (sun glass guy) will demand more ministerial berths for his family to indulge in corruption and to steal India.F##K his Setusamudram project.

BJP told in 2004 , "Next time baby".After the Ram of BJP took Vanvas ,Lakshman have been running the company although lost many business associates and top performing managers like Uma Bharti.And they lost their market share in Rajasthan where the competitor is gaining strong.The only reasons to smile was better performing chief ministers and lotus entering south india.Now that it is hearing that Lakshman is also going for Vanaprastham.Hope they learn from the mistakes and get better under some new leader.I suggest Mr. Modi can be the CM  for now and he need to graduate and be open to all indians if he is aspiring to the future PM job.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Indian rupee and us dollar

indian Rupee is trading around Rs 50 for a US Dollar.But he hopes to beat the US Dollar in two years.Eventhough he sees the reality in today's forex market, he is an optimistic guy.In the past too, he had an obsession to beat the Chinese Yuan.He never managed to get even a visiting visa to Beijing.

Indian Rupee was reluctant to take a passport.His guru (rbi governor) told him that he won;t get a visa since he doesn't have a passport .And there comes a point he finds that he cannot be in tune with China.Not that it was more powerful, but since Yuan looked upon Rupee as an outsider or a traitor.This is his feeling.Communist china looked india as an enemy.Not Rupees fault........

Rupee meditated and reasoned that in international trade and business, perceptions matter than facts.

But again Indian Rupee is back, this time he is after the US Dollar.He is going to play all his tricks to it.Indian Rupee feels better when he look outside in Recessionary storms.He still have a long way to go 39 to 51 is not a good sign.He hopes to get the conversion 1:1.......

wish him all the best......

us dollar will wonder and laugh when she hears about the 1:1 conversion...She won't be able to stop laughing..But the fact of the matter is Dollar doesnot know that Indian Rupee exist.

Now astrologers (some guy predicted that crude will go to 150$ and will come back before 2008) predict that Indian Rupee will face US Dollar in the same bench.

Questions
  1. Will Rupee be at par with Dollar?
  2. Do you think dollar deserve a better conversion rate?
  3. Will dollar come back to present conversion rates if such an unlikely even in the story occur?
  4. Do you see any thing larger information in this foolish story?

Disclaimer: The post is purely fictional and has nothing to do with the said currencies or countries...i am sorry if i have offended anybody.....ofcourse i have not.....

Author: Sorry if it bored you.......just random thoughts...........by the way i am not drunk....:)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Google says UPSC website is bad

we usually see that due lack of attention towards security issues, government websites are susceptable for hacking.Now a google search on upsc shows the presence of malware there.
web search for upsc on google
And when you visit the page in google's browser, you get a warning.

Google warns visiting UPSC Website
UPSC is the autonomous body that does recruiting for government organisations.It conducts the civil services and engineering services examinations.So lot of people are visiting this site.if the warning is true, all those people are going to get infected .(oops it's not like swine flu.....it affects the pcs only and not the humans)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

RealClearPolitics.in has chosen the best domain name

Real Clear politics India
We are rating another indian political site called RealClearPolitics.in Selecting a domain name for your website is also important in getting it noticed and familiar with the users and general public.In this case, there is an american political news site realclearpolitics.com which makes this site also good to attract general public interested in politics but from india.The good thing is that in the home page after the site name they have added dia to make a sense.

The site has average design.The placement of the banner advertisement is fine with user and 
apt for the site.They did a good job in not crowding with advertisements.The publishers guarantee a platform for disseminating neutral indian political news and to hold discussions without any agenda setting by the publisher.

The homepage aggregates content from different job sites.When you click a news title, you can read a small paragraph of the news.Clicking the read more hyperlink takes you to the original sources.They have got a blog which presently has only couple of articles.
Real Clear Politics India Screenshot

Videos

Videos embedded from youtube is present at this website and categories in different categories. It seems the site development team is adding the videos and users can rate it.

Poll

Yes polls are conducted in these pages.But the central part of the page shows opinion polls of different tv news channels, magazines and newspapers along with site's seat numbers generated by averaging the different opinion polls.The site's polls are actually on right side.

Issues

Different News item pages are classified and organised under different alpabets.

Profiles of different leaders eyeing the top job is also created in this site.This site lacks  interaction with users and a good forum even though they say so.What happens in this site is one way communication like a radio from the site to the visitors. But now a days broadcasting mediums like radio and tv offers more user interaction using telephone and sms.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

indiavoting review

indiavoting
Hope you enjoyed the engage voter review. indiavoting.com is another political election website.Don't know whether people will lose interest in such websites after the elections. Now a days all the political websites are created in web 2.0 standards.You got to change the background banner in the top that resides around the site logo.There are 5 choices you can make to see the site in.Just the top image background gets changes.Even then it is a good feature.

Home Page

In the homepage eight featured article is rotated sequentially.A Full Article link takes you to a 
new page to read the article completely if you are interested.
  1. Poligraph - Nice pictorial graphs and bar pictorials shows graphically different social issues and you can comment on them.
  2. Monkies guide - A 40 page pdf ebook downloadable on indian politics.It suggests that contents are humourous.
  3. Show case - Random image is rotated.
  4. Cartoon, Games and Comic Election Song, quiz contest and a populat vot a meter from the polls in the site also features the home page.candidates.
india voting screenshot
Go Local

Candidate List for all the constitutencies in india is listed there.

Democrazy

The section where politicians are insulted as demo boys and crazy folks.
Cartoons, Games Jokes and Quiz is here.

Showcase

The commentable image gallery is called Showcase in indiavoting.

Politalks

The words that our leaders speak in media features in Politalks.You can comment on them.It 
is good that they mention the source of the news.The talk is shown in a callout next to the  cartoon image of face of the neta who talks it. 

Voter Help

An FAQ section on all answers to clear your doubts and questions on voting and elections that a voter should know.

indiavoting is another good election site for fellow indians.They use Google Adsense for 
monitization.id8 labs of Insite Digital Pvt  ltd is behind this website.That is what i could make out from the site.The good thing is that signup is not compulsary to know and use the site features.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Virgin Mobile IHL - Indian Hatke League

Virgin Mobile has come up with a new game where you can play in your favourite virtual team.Go to the website register and play cricket online.You may win prizes as you play.enter valid mobile phone numbers in the application form.

Mega price is Hyundai i20 and other prozes include vJazz mobile phone and sony psp game  station.


Engage voter - a site about politics and your netas

engage voter
The election heat is on.Web companies are cashing on the season generated interest in politics.An NRI, Mr. Sanjay Puri have started a political website engagevoter.com .The site is neatly designed but when you sign up you get a confirmation link which seldom works and shows up a parsing error.Irrespective of that you are accepted and can login after some minutes.And no ads as of now.The top rectangular full banner displays ad of the same site.

Petitions Online

Yes you can post petitions if you are angry about your ruler.Other users might also gets interested and may join you.

Topic Based Voting

You can vote on different important topics about social issues happening around you.

Forum

The forum is crashing.So nothing to make out of it.

Blog

You can blog under different topics and get it read by the users and visitors of the website.You get to read different takes on important issues of our people.

Videos

You can see the news videos shared by the users.You can upload any video on the site.

Humour

The site also has a room where you can find the lighter side of politics.Cartoons and jokes about politicians and parties happen here.

Neta's Profile

And the explosive part, they are posting the profile of each politician along with his/ her full contact address, pan number, and educational qualification.You can vote for and against the 
politician.You can add him to your dream cabinet if interested.

Engage voter Screenshot
The veridict

Altogether the site is good and worth a visit.They run a single line newsflash in red on every  page to get you updated about latest news.

Orbit White Cricket Mania Contest

IPL is running at South Africa for the cricket crazy indians.IPL is a marketing opportunity for the corporate world.This time i am introducing you to a contest of Orbit White which is the official gum partner of certain IPL teams.Wow gum partner ..........newest contribution to idiotic advert (pervert) phrases from orbit....


Orbit cricket Mania