Friday, October 30, 2009

The advantage of Bamboo mattress.

The offer for a new Memory Foam mattress is difficult to pass by. I know our present mattresses and foam pillows will serve my family for at least one more year.

But the offer from is really enticing. Their 120 nights free trial backed by best price guarantee may not come again.

I always wanted the big sized Bamboo Memory Foam mattress for its natural bacterial protection. At the time of my last purchase of mattresses, I didn’t have enough money.

Now, shall I buy it now itself and do I wait for one more year?

My husband thought it over for some time and finally told me to first go for the 120 nights free trial.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Factors to consider while taking term life insurance.

First time insurance policy takers should know that taking a wrong policy can be harmful financially. I know this from my personal experience. Recently my son has fallen victim to his own lack of knowledge. Obviously he has forgotten my advice. I told him a couple of times to choose term life insurance if an insurance agent manages to convince him to take a policy.

Insurance sales men who work for a particular company should not be our choice.

First decide on the type of policy you want
Then seek out the insurance agent that specializes in that type of insurance policy
Get his quotes
Open the web and get term life insurance online quote
Compare the quotes offered by different life insurance providers
Choose the insurance company that is rated “A”.

Just employed youth, be aware of these facts. Inform your colleagues too.

Reliance Netconnect browsing speed is 2.63 KBps.

May be I am exaggerating. The browsing speed goes down to o.62 sometimes.
It is no way near 3.1 MBps.

Look, Reliance has advertised smartly saying "Upto 3.1 MBps". But just 2.63 KBps? This is ridiculous.
The signal strength shows 4 bands out of a maximum of 5 bands.

So what it proves? It is blatantly deceitful advertising on the part of Reliance Communications. And they are giving wrong information boldly.

There are hundreds of complaints in the Internet about Reliance Netconnect. There are cries and woes every where and from everyone that has bought Reliance Netconnect-a wireless Internet.

I am yet to see one feedback that says positive about Reliance Netconnect.

We Indians-aren't we fools and cowards?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Anything new in life insurance rate?

Oh, how time flies! The passage of time is sometimes reminded by people who call on us after a long time to remind us about something.

So, yesterday, when my insurance agent called me on my mobile phone, I knew one year has passed. He keeps up his date very promptly as it concerns his income.

When I told him that I can meet him only by the first week of November , he tried to entice me with a new life insurance rate for a policy that offers surprise benefits.

I know he is serious and his intentions are always good. This is one insurance sales man who will never talk for a quick buck. That is why I am stuck with him for more than 20 years.

I relented and offered to meet him today. He will turn up in a few hours. Before that I must update my knowledge about the latest life insurance policies that are in the market.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Misleading real estate articles in newspaper.

A few weeks ago, there was an article in "Times of India" featuring a residential area called 'Nolambur'. It was featured in the real estate section.

I forgot the names of the authors (yes, there are two). I think they have not even visited the area mentioned in their articles. How else they can be so blind in heaping praise for a wretched area?

There are literally:
No roads,
No drainage,
No water supply,
No land line telephone connection
No post office
No public transportation

The garbage collection is highly erratic.
The entire is area is highly polluted.

Would the newspaper columnists dare visit Nolambur in their two wheeler?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

An old hobby proves fatal.

Just Jump!Image by Sudhamshu via Flickr

It was the Balloon Boy a few days ago and now it is the banning of flying kites in Chennai that is being Tweeted by the good old Madrasis aka Chennaiites.

Don't you think the word 'Madrasi' sounds nice? Oh, yes, I am a good OLD Madrasi in the real sense, meaning I am yet to recognize the name Chennai and I am old.

So what is this kite banning?
It seems there are a few fatal accidents due to kites flying in Chennai.

Two kids died while they went chasing the kites that got loose and two 'two wheeler' riders got their throat slit by the thread of the kite.

Chennai police is contemplating the banning of kites flying within the city limits of Chennai.

Read "The Hindu" for more detail
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Spa filters for slow water inflow.

I know, the more I pay for the spa filters, the better cleaning it will be but what I am asked to pay is astronomical! I simply am not prepared to pay through my nose.

My husband placated me first and then took effort to convince me for the need to pay it up because of the poor quality of the water. The new house that we moved in only on last Sunday has a bore well and the water has high content of suspended particles (more than 1200 ppm).

We need to install a spa filter with more filtering capacity for our hot water bath tub. Also, the rate of inflow of water is slow. Considering these issues, we need to listen to the spa filter technician and heed to his advice.

Well, so be it. If I want luxuries, then I should be prepared to pay for them.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Don’t leave money on the table.

I was glad when someone approached me on a subject that I can be of real help. A total stranger who, after stumbling upon on my Twitter profile, emailed me to ask if I ever bought rare but certified coins online without even seeing the actual products on just trust.

Though I never bought rare coins from any source (I actually have some ancient but uncertified coins to sell), I know of a particular source from where I can blindly buy certified rare coins with complete faith.

Monaco Rare Coins offers vast and impressive rare coins that are carefully verified for authenticity and money value and recommended to world rare coins collectors.

As Monaco staff and advisers are members of the Professional Numismatic Guild and the American Numismatic Association, their recommendations can be treated with respect.

I passed on some more tips to the inquirer on how not to leave money on the table while buying rare coins.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Don’t pay for insurance leads.

Before you buy a single life insurance lead, I feel you should know certain things which are usually overlooked by telemarketers.

In order to take full advantage of the insurance leads purchased, you must ensure that you are not paying every month to get the fresh leads.

Also, inquire before buying the insurance leads whether the leads include those who are interested in teenage life insurance and life insurance for over 50 years aged.

Do some research on the quality of insurance leads suppliers. I know of several insurance leads brokers who are just resellers. This means, you may be buying insurance leads that are already tapped by others well before you use them.

Though insurance marketing’s best resource is insurance leads, telemarketers should use only fresh leads supplied by reputed leads brokers.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Smile please.

When I started blogging about humorous video clips, stunningly beautiful images that evoke instant smile, I didn't know there is a demand for stuff like that.

In a short span of 4 months, my blog "Smile Please" has managed to get 72 subscribers. The comments have been sparse only, mostly from my friends but the subscribers are mostly strangers to me.

I have come across a few related blogs that are definitely better but I like what I am doing because I could make a few people smile. I know there are 72 eager faces that are looking forward to updated content. I do add new content approximately once in three days but this week there was nothing from me because i was busy settling down in my new home.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Irrecoverable loss!

My sister who switched over to a new weight loss pill from a recommended list of strong fat burners, called on me unannounced when I was teaching math. My God, what a transformation!

She lost so much weight in so short a time that she looked as thin as my husband. I know she has been trying to burn her fat that got accumulated on her unsolicited. She was very desperate to get back her pre-marriage frame and tried just about every other fat burner and dumped nearly 3 different exercise machines.

She asked me if I wanted her to reveal the high performance fat burner. I gave her a look that only she can understand. She apologized.

After all, weren’t my slender frame is the cause of envy for her since she started adding fat on her hips?

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Troubleshooting 101: What To Do When Your Laptop Battery Won't Charge

From time to time laptop users will experience an anomaly that's difficult to figure out. One such example is when your computer operates normally with an AC adapter, but the laptop battery will not charge. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, use this checklist to troubleshoot the problem.

1.) Check the batteries connection: First inspect the battery for signs of physical damage. Be sure to check the batteries connectors in the bay as well.

2.) Check batteries charge: Press the status button on the battery near the LEDs. If no lights display there is no charge in the battery. If all LEDs come on, the battery is fully charged. If the ac-160 battery does not light up it could be time to purchase a new one.

3.) Insert Battery: Put the laptops battery back into notebook. Push the pins until they fully lock into place. The latch should snap back when being put into the locked position.

4.) Try Your Laptops Battery in a Different Computer: If you've got a second laptop. Try switching the battery out if they are compatible. This will be a clear indicator of whether or not the really is in fact the battery that's causing the problem.

5.) Flash BIOS: By flashing the BIOS you can correct many hardware malfunctions. Click here for detailed instructions.

These are a few easy steps you can implement to test whether or not there is a problem with a laptop's battery. If you discover that there is a problem with the laptops battery there's little need for concern. These can be replaced inexpensively and don't require much technical savvy to perform.

This article is a guest post by David Sterik. David writes full-time for the laptop-battery and accessories distributor

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Poor, very poor Reliance Communications.

Today morning, I filled out an online form to inquire about Reliance Netconnect-a wireless internet service.

After a few hours, I received a call from New Delhi and the caller identified himself as a Reliance Communications executive.

After verifying my online request, he immediately wanted my credit card details. When I asked him why he wanted it, he told me it is to pay for the Reliance Netconnect.

But how can I pay in advance seeing a product? I specifically opted for "Pay on Delivery". Also, how can anyone buy a product without seeing it?

For this, he told me that I am dealing with RELIANCE. I reminded him to look into the hundreds of complaints on line about Reliance Netconnect.

But he insisted on having my credit card details which I gave him but refused to give the 3 digit CVV number. He said my credit card will be charged first and within three hours the product will be delivered. How is it possible for them to give me a product with out verifying the address proof and ID proof?

This is sheer madness!

He, without any manners, abruptly disconnected the call.

That is RELIANCE for you!

Monday, October 05, 2009

A reminder to Blue Cross members.

I am 100% sure not all Blue Cross members are aware of the Blue Advantage, a health insurance plan with cheaper premium offered to residents of North Carolina by Blue Cross Blue Shield Inc.

They offer several beneficial health insurance plans that are comprehensive. Employees, who are not offered health insurance by their employers, seek health cover offered by Blue Advantage.

This is a big money saver for Blue Cross members of North Carolina and it is reported that currently, more than 315K people have availed the health cover offered by Blue Advantage.

Blue Advantage offers health cover at a cheaper rate if all the family members come forward to take health insurance from them.

Visit the link above to ask for free insurance quotes.

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Saturday, October 03, 2009

It is a positive trait to look at your best.

Do you know why San Diego Plastic Surgeons are among the busiest plastic surgeons in California?

San Diego is the second richest place in California next to Beverly Hills and some of the residents are said to be multi millionaires of America. These high end socialites that always want to look at their best seek the highly qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeons who have already performed thousands of beast augmentation, liposuction, face life, mascara replacement and rhinoplasty.

I once read in a beauty forum that only the women of California possess the right knowledge about breast augmentation because California is where maximum number of women undergo breast enhancement.

I guess Californian women are generally healthy and plastic surgeons perform breast augmentation only on healthy women. A few decades ago, breast augmentation is performed mostly to rectify uneven breasts and to increase the size of the breasts but it is a different scene now. The present concept of beauty is sporting smaller breasts but with an attractive shape.

San Diego plastic surgeons quickly equipped themselves to this change in concept and started serving their patients accordingly. Also the San Diego plastic surgeons are known to perform cosmetic surgeries without leaving scars.

To me, the very idea of taking care of your appearance itself is a healthy and positive trait.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Simple steps to boost Indian economy.

U Can Make A Huge Difference To The Indian Economy By Following Few Simple Steps.

Please Spare A Couple Of Minutes Here... For The Sake Of India ... Our Country.
I Got This Article From One Of My Friends, But It's True, I Can See This In Day To Day Life,

Small Example,
Before 5 Months 1 Us $ = Ind Rs 39
After 5 Months. Now It Is 1 $ = Ind Rs 49

Do You Think Us Economy Is Booming? No, But Indian Economy Is Going Down.

Our Economy Is In U'r Hands

Indian Economy Is In A Crisis. Our Country Like Many Other Asian Countries Is Undergoing A Severe Economic Crunch. Many Indian Industries Are Closing Down. The Indian Economy Is In A Crisis And If We Do Not Take Proper Steps To Control Those, We Will Be In A Critical Situation.

More Than 30000 Crore Rupees Of Foreign Exchange Are Being Siphoned Out Of Our Country On Products Such As Cosmetics, Snacks, Tea, Beverages... Etc Which Are Grown, Produced And Consumed Here.

A Cold Drink That Costs Only 70 / 80 Paisa To Produce Is Sold For Nine Rupees, And A Major Chunk Of Profits From These Are Sent Abroad. This Is A Serious Drain On Indian Economy.

We Have Nothing Against Multinational Companies, But To Protect Our Own Interests We Request Everybody To Use Indian Products Only For Next Two Years. With The Rise In Petrol Prices, If We Do Not Do This, The Rupee Will Devalue Further And We Will End Up Paying Much More For The Same Products In The Near Future.

What You Can Do About It?

1. Buy Only Products Manufactured By Wholly Indian Companies.
2. Enroll As Many People As Possible For This Cause.

Each Individual Should Become A Leader For This Awareness.

This Is The Only Way To Save Our Country From Severe Economic Crisis. You Don't Need To Give-Up Your Lifestyle. You Just Need To Choose An Alternate Product.

All Categories Of Products Are Available From Wholly Indian Companies.

List Of Products

Cold Drinks:

Use: - Lemon Juice, Fresh Fruit Juices, Chilled Lassi (Sweet Or Sour), Butter Milk, Coconut Water, Jaljeera, Enerjee, And Masala Milk...

Instead Of: -
Coca Cola, Pepsi, Limca, Mirinda, Sprite

Bathing Soap:
Use - Cinthol & Other Godrej Brands, Santoor, Wipro Shikakai, Mysore Sandal, Margo, Neem, Evita, Medimix, Ganga , Nirma Bath & Chandrika

Instead Of - Lux, Lifeboy, Rexona, Liril, Dove, Pears, Hamam, Lesancy, Camay, Palmolive

Tooth Paste: -
Use - Neem, Babool, Promise, Vico Vajradanti, Prudent, Dabur Products, Miswak, Himalya

Instead Of - Colgate, Close Up, Pepsodent, Cibaca, Forhans, Mentadent.

Tooth Brush: -
Use Prudent, Ajanta , Promise

Instead Of - Colgate, Close Up, Pepsodent, Forhans, Oral-B

Shaving Cream:
Use - Godrej, Emani

Instead Of - Palmolive, Old Spice, Gillete

Use - Supermax, Topaz, Lazer, Ashoka

Instead Of - Seven-O -Clock, 365, Gillette

Talcum Powder:
Use - Santoor, Gokul, Cinthol, Wipro Baby Powder, Boroplus

Instead Of - Ponds, Old Spice, Johnson Baby Powder, Shower To Shower

Milk Powder:
Use - Indiana, Amul, Amulya

Instead Of - Anikspray, Milkana, Everyday Milk, Milkmaid.

Use - Lakme, Nirma, Velvet

Instead Of - Halo, All Clear, Nyle, Sunsilk, Head And Shoulders, Pantene

Mobile Connections:
Use - Bsnl, Rtl, Airtel

Instead Of - Hutch
Every Indian Product You Buy Makes A Big Difference. It Saves India .. Let Us Take A Firm Decision Today.

Buy Indian To Be Indian We Are Not Against Of Foreign Products. We Are Not Anti-Multinational.

We Are Trying To Save Our Nation. Every Day Is A Struggle For A Real Freedom.

We Achieved Our Independence After Losing Many Lives..
They died painfully to ensure that we live peacefully. The current trend is very threatening.

Multinationals Call It Globalisation Of Indian Economy. For Indians Like You And Me It Is Recolonisation Of India ....

The Colonist's Left India Then. But This Time They Will Make Sure They Don't Make Any Mistakes.

Who Would Like To Let A" Goose That Lays Golden Eggs" Slip Away.

Please Remember: Political Freedom Is Useless Without Economic Independence .

Russia , S.Korea , Mexico ..........The List Is Very Long!!
Let Us Learn From Their Experience And From Our History.

Let Us Do The Duty Of Every True Indian..

Finally: It's Obvious That U Can't Give Up All Of The Items Mentioned Above,
So Give Up Atleast One Item To For The Sake Of Our Country. We Would Be Sending Useless Forwards To Our Friends Daily.

Instead Please Forward This Mail To All Your Friends To Create Awareness.

"Little Drops Make A Great Ocean "

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Create A Free Online CV

Even though online interviwes are the vogue of the day, every employer expects you to submit your curriculam vitae (CV).

The format and presentation of CV has undergone a sea of change. If I look at the CVs of present day candidates, my first CV was a pure junk. These days, CVs are prepared with utmost care and even pictures and phrases are included in them. Quite an artistic expression of a self-right?

CeeVee – This website allows you to create a free online CV with great ease because of an easy to use visual interface. One can easily edit and modify their CV and even apply different themes.

Of course, you can print out your CV and even convert it into a PDF file.

Read more: CeeVee – Lets You Create A Free Online CV