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How to avoid misuse of Credit/Debit Card

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Unlike in other countries like the USA or England, India does not have any norms where the Credit Card holder identity is not verified before accepting huge transaction or on online shopping goods delivery. This means the card holder has to be careful enough to avoid missing his/her card or getting stolen.

In fact my previous post on how my friend’s credit card was misused to do whopping shopping prompted me to write this post. I’m not saying this will give you a foolproof methods to safe guard you from falling into such circumstances but may be I can say they are Best Practices to avoid such unpleasant incidents happening with you or your other friends or dear ones.

I’m not alone the one who put them together but my office friends (Swapneel & PM) also contributed to some extent. We actually got into a discussion after they read my previous post on how my friend’s credit card was misused to do whopping shopping and started Read the rest of this entry »


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July 31, 2008 at 11:54 pm

Who’s responsible?

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I recently learnt that one of my friends lost his Credit Card. You may say what’s the big deal, yes there’s some deal…

The friend I’m talking about was always reluctant in going for a credit card. He always knew he can’t manage plastic money and was very comfortable dealing with direct cash instead. God knows what prompted him to get one credit card for himself. Or may be I should appreciate the credit card relationship executive who persuaded him to have one. Nevertheless, the bottom line is my friend now got his life’s first ever card, the plastic money for himself. I don’t know how he felt having it but sure nobody in the group were aware of this at least.

As said he’s never good at handling plastic money here’s the strike one – he met his worst nightmare huh, he lost the card. Holy Cow, how come he was not even aware of this fact. At least you know something is missing from your wallet but this chap is amazing he didn’t et all notice this. Strike two, some mischievous person who found his card went on Read the rest of this entry »

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July 31, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Re: Serial Blasts in Bangalore (Bengaluru)

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Bangalore witnessed an unpleasant event on Friday, 25th July. No one in their dreams would have imagined that one day there will be a series of bomb blasts in Bangalore too. Till date Bangalore is known for it’s weather, IT & ITES, Pensioner’s Paradise, Garden City. Now a new tag has been added – ‘Terrorists Target’.

What do these anti-social elements want to show or seek? Are they doing all these things just to seek some identity or they are trying disturb peace in the city. So far not any anti-social element has come forward and claimed responsibility for what had happened on 25th July. This means not even Police have any clue on who had done this henious act and why. Different theories are floating around on who did this or why, but until some organization or group comes forward to claim responsibility its very common to see such theories coming out.

It’s amazing to see how life changes around such unpleasant events. People were very reluctant on going out on the weekends. Most of the mass Read the rest of this entry »

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July 28, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Serial Blasts in Bangalore (Bengaluru)

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Bangalore Blasts - Courtesy:

The IT Hub of India, Bangalore, has been attacked once again and this time is a series of low intensity blasts across the city between 1 PM – 2 PM. The blasts took place at Madivala, Richmond Circle, near Mallya Hospital, Adugodi, Langford Road areas. It seems like the blasts are of low intensity and didn’t create much loss – I hope so. Only one person, a woman, has been reported killed. As a security measure all the Mobile and Landlines providers have jammed the networks so the news won’t create chaos among the public.

So far nothing much has been learnt about Read the rest of this entry »

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July 25, 2008 at 3:28 pm

High speed connectivity to BIA

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The newly formed government is coming out with a proposal to build High Speed Rail Link (HSRL) to the new International Airport (BIA). The project will be signed in March 2009 and they propose to complete this in 36 months but it doesn’t gives any indication when is it going to start. The train frequency is expectedly to be every 10 mins.

This is what I read in Times of India newspaper today, 18 July 2008. It actually reminds me of an article in Times of India way back that one of the prominent person, Gosh! I don’t have reference to this article and also don’t remember this person’s name, in Railways after reading lots of criticism in newspapers about connectivity to new BIA being poor suggested and also recommended that a dedicated Rail Link Read the rest of this entry »

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July 18, 2008 at 3:19 pm


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It’s Friday 18:30 hrs and ‘m still sitting in office doing nothing… Gosh! It’s Friday and that too 18:30 so what’s holding me up then – it’s this strange feeling of going back to India. Does this mean that I’ve started liking this place which I never expected – the answer is NO. I admit that I never realized how fast the whole 4 weeks flew just like that. But I don’t know why I have this palpation and a sort of sadness on my face…

Adieu Manhattan (NY)!!!

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July 12, 2008 at 5:38 am

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4th July Fireworks – Washington DC

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I happened to be in the US on 4th July, American Independence. There was tough decision to make whether to see the fireworks in Washington DC or in Manhattan. This was the question haunting me for 2-3 days before 4th July. Finally I made up my mind and planned to visit my friend Trupti who lives in Herndon near Washington DC.

The fireworks in Washington starts at around 9 PM and lasts for 1/2 hour. Upendar (Trupti’s husband) and his sister and her in-laws all planned to join us to see the fireworks from Washington. We managed to reach the Washington pretty early so as to occupy the place to stand/sit before it’s get crowded. We all were there at the Pentagon parking where we thought we will get pretty descent view Read the rest of this entry »

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July 11, 2008 at 3:06 am