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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Telecom Operator Vi Hides Behind USSD Codes To Get Customers To Cough Up More Money

Vi Mobile - 06
Had an encounter with my cellular service provider. Validity of the voice & data plan in my Vi SIM Card had recently expired. So, I logged in to their App to create a new talktime bundle. Selected a suitable pack & proceeded to checkout. I had a pre-existing balance of more than ₹1,000/= in the account. Normally, I should be able to pay for the new plan using that balance amount.

Monday, March 07, 2022

Beware, Kotak Mahindra Bank Leaks Customer Data

Kotak Mahindra Bank - Data Leak - 01

Last month, my attention drew to an Account Statement emailed from the Kotak Mahindra Bank. Was taken aback, since I held no account with them.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022

Vi Signed You Up For Bcafe Portal VAS & Deducted Money? You Can Get It Back

Vi - BCafe Portal VAS - 01
The other day, I received an SMS stating Rs. 15 had just been deducted from my talk-time balance & I have been signed up to Bcafe Portal. Was taken aback by this, since I did no such thing.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Friday, September 11, 2020

"I Assure You", Mom Bamboozles Siri - The Machine Is Living

In S02E08 of 'Mom', titled 'Free Therapy and a Dead Lady's Yard Sale', there is a scene where the Therapist says, "I assure you, I'm completely….". The moment he utters it, your Apple device activates Siri, waiting for further instructions. Just like that.

Happens every single time. The Machine getting befuddling by it's own sound. Reminds one of those video clips, where a kitten/puppy gets confused by the sight of it's own reflection in the mirror. Sentient, it is becoming, displaying imperfections, to seem more living. Jest, at least, in this instance.

Unlike other TV Series that play as White Noise, this one I enjoy & schedule the watch. Began watching the Series in July. Completed all episodes last night.


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Wednesday, July 22, 2020


Met this guy on a visit to the Mayadevi Temple, in Lumbini, Nepal. Every Truck in Nepal will remind you that, "Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal, not India".

Tortoise - Mayadevi Temple - Lumbini - Nepal - 01