Election campaign vehicles based on Mahindra Bolero Camper

With the 2014 elections fast approching and the campaigning already started, Automotive Manufacturers (AML) which is a dealer for Mahindra has these campaign vehicles for sale.

As far as my understanding goes, Mahindra has nothing to do with this modification, it is the dealer(AML) who did this modification taking a Mahindra Bolero Camper Gold as the base vehicle. This is also not done on order, they have made the vehicles ready anticipating orders from contestants. As of now they have 4 vehicles ready one each for BJP, Congress, TDP and TRS and based on the response they can have some more ready.

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Excess charges by Tata Sky – Credited back

I have been a Tata Sky subscriber for three years and I rate their support as one of the best support I have encountered apart from ICICI. They attend calls and act promptly on requests, they reply to emails, they attend chat and usually solve any issues with in no time.

The experience has been totally different this time. If you have free time or planning to relocate or merge tata sky accounts, read the article. I’m saying free time because the short article planned has become long by the time I completed it.

Tata Sky has charged me Rs.300/- for relocation where it was supposed to charge Rs.200/-. When I raised a complaint about this, they replied saying they have verified and the charges are correct. Tata Sky may have a 1000 people each for chat support, telephone support and installations, they may have to reach 100 different people to verify what they have done. For me, I’m the one charged, I own the connection, I raised the request, I answered all Tata Sky calls, I raised complaints, I was present and overlooked both my installations and one relocation. I have more clarity. Read more ›

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Lenovo A369i Unboxing & Review

Lenovo A369i is one of the four phones announced by Lenovo during the last week of September. It is a entry level phone with reasonably good speclist. Lenovo has good phones in its portfolio, but the phones haven’t been so hot in the market in spite of good specs. So far A390 was at the entry level from Lenovo if we needed latest OS and now A369i has taken the entry position undercutting A390 street price by around Rs.1500/-. MRP of the phone is Rs.6999/-, I bought it online for Rs.5599/-. It does comes cheaper than A390 but also looses the styling, 5 MP camera and GPS although it gets a faster processor.

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The Creepy Any.Do – Makes you DO it.

If you are using Android or an IOS device, then you must have either used this app or atleast came across this app, Any.do. Out of the million apps on the appstore and play store, this is one app that must have appeared on devices playstore recommondations. With more than 5 million downloads as on writing this article, it is known to be the cleanest, simplest and best task and todo managers on these stores. Even out of these devices, we may not find a simpler task manager.

Any.DO is creepy, annoying, irritating … and it sucks big time, in a good way, period.

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Things to know about the Nokia C2-03

Back in November 2011, I bought the Nokia C2-03 with lot of hope. Having used a Nokia lower spec’d X1-01, it’s only natural that I expect C2-03 to be better. Did it turn out as expected? Read my quick review in the form of few quick points below to help you decide before you go ahead and buy this phone. Read more ›

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Nokia 500 Belle update

The much awaited Belle update for Nokia 500 is now available. Nokia has released the Belle update few weeks back for several models that came with Anna. The update for Nokia 500 was not released as the tailoring of the update to match the 500 hardware was not ready though Nokia said it will be out soon. Read more ›

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Apple Socks

Apple Socks are fun, cool and protective accessory for most of the mobile phones and any other devices. Apple makes them for iPod/iPhone but they fit just as good for many other Apple and non Apple products. They are almost universal as they stretch and fit most phones. Just got a set and loving them. No, I do not have an iphone or ipod but I love the iphone socks and bought them for my Nokia. Apple and Nokia may be rivals, but the E71 and the socks look like they are made for each other.

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Forgot your Nokia security code?

Based on your settings, your Nokia phone may ask for the security code at the time of power on, when sim card is changed or for changing some settings. The default security code for all Nokia mobile phones is 12345. This is the code that is set at factory and this is the code that your phone came with when you first bought it.  If you have never changed the code, 12345 is still your code. But if you changed the security code and forgot it then you have two options.
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OVI Store : Purchase an app and use in multiple phones

I purchased Joikuspot premium from Nokia store on my E71. The app turns the phone into a wifi hotspot and lets us share the phones gprs/3g connection with other devices via wifi. I installed this on E71 and it works great.

When I logged into the OVI store on my new Nokia 500, the Joikuspot premium is still present under “My Stuff” with status “Not Installed”. I clicked on “Install”, it installed on 500 too and works perfectly. Read more ›

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How soon is your page indexed?

Have you ever measured how long it takes for google to crawl and index your website or a new post/page in your website? I have three blogs, two are wordpress blogs and one is a blogger blog. Blogger blog is very new while the wordpress blogs are over an year old. I’m more regular on this website vishki.com which is on wordpress. This site relatively has more posts and visitors than the other two, yet google takes any where upto a day to index new posts. Read more ›

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