Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yahoo Mail is facing phishing attack!

I got a mail from Yahoo day before yesterday and I was almost going to click on the link provided in the mail.

Its so easy to confuse the time scarce junta on internet. Especially, when Yahoo has been closing so many services; Briefcase, Geo-cities, etc that it is almost incidental that Yahoo might be closing something else and hence this email.

I thought of letting know some of my friends via this post on this issue.

How to tackle this - 

Just notice the email id from where the mail was sent.

The fake mail (above) was sent from "" email id!!! - while the genuine one - sample the Geocities closure email below - was sent from Yahoo-inc email id.

Remember to check the email id before clicking any such mail else your account will get compromised!

What an audacity!

She should be given Razzies  for the worst actor!

I have lost faith in Tiger Woods but this one actually bears nothing from him.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

The "Era of being Genuine" is here...

"Genuine", I think is too simple term to be defining the era of youth in our times. But for all my observations around myself - it seems "Being Genuine" is in trend these times -

The newspaper of today made the though more stronger today when I saw the headlines newspaper...Rahul Gandhi being hailed as the next leader - he is also hailed because of his attempt of being genuine

Image courtesy - NDTV

Not just Rahul Gandhi, who has been doing such attempts previously also - like visit to a village and eating food with the family, etc - there are many such examples around us - if we listen and notice carefully.
  • Girls are liking guys who are more genuine - (e.g. - Aishwarya married Abhishek and not Salman)
  • People who look and sound genuine are getting hired and promoted 
  • Agencies are hired more for being clarity and "being genuine" - (so if an agency wants to charge huge monies for putting Google Analytics on the new website - you know what to do - right?)
Here is what I think triggered the trend of "Being Genuine" - 

1. Obama

Perhaps the world's most genuine human being at one time - not any longer - who became the "Hope-giver" of the planet and became Us's first black president.

2. Emergence of Facebook 

MySpace died. Why? People who flock it now do it either for rock music, hunting of innocent children or marketers. How did this happen?

People could fake being another person on MySpace. But not on Facebook. You were real person as you had your friends and families there who define you. People learned to be genuine.

3. Talent shows

I dont need to say anything. India's (and world's) biggest TRP garnering shows are talent shows after the saas bahu serials. 

I think, you should watch the newspaper again and look at Rahul Gandhi's pic. Does he not look like a genuine person? 

 I think its a welcome trend because ( I would love to believe it) - I get compliments from people for being a genuine person :D

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Feeling like NEO these days...

With the network being congested or phones getting dropped these days...I feel like Neo.

Today I have been using landline only and while en route to pick my wife, I had to stop at a STD booth to know if I am supposed to bring something!

Of the 600-odd mobile towers in Noida, around 250 have already been sealed, while authorities have started a survey to find out if any more illegal towers are there. This sudden action against illegal towers has left operators in a fix as subscribers in Noida are facing serious connectivity problem for the past four days. (Source - The Hindu
Life is so simple these one calling you..battery of my phone is going on for like 2 days!. Here are the top 5 reasons why I think the network should remain like this forever :)

1. No one can call you from office, when you are getting late. You can give the excuse that I was trying to call and update but call did not go through!

2. No calls from telemarketing guys, trying to sell home, loans or automobiles - Imagine!!!

3. Battery of the cellphone is lasting 2 days and hence energy saved...more greenery around and therefore Mother Earth would also smile!

4. You can tell your client that you have been trying to call to discuss a thing before finishing the job. And easily miss a deadline. Sounds :D

5. No one gets disturbed by phone calls while driving and hence no accidents!

I just pray this situation lasts forever...and I guess with the lady leader like Mayavati, my wish will come true for sure