Never buy a Reliance Telcom product

I had applied for Reliance Netconnect plus wireless internet service on 23rd of March. And that was the last day for getting the 2 month bundled unlimited usage (10GB) free; that is worth Rs 3500. The next day I have got a call from RCOM that I am eligible for this offer. The official also asked me if I would like to see a demonstration of the wireless device. I said yes and after seeing the demo, at my home, I agreed to purchase this. I paid Rs 3500 to the dealer for the device on 04/04/2009. I got the device and connection was enabled. Everything was good.

The problem begins. Contrary to my belief that I'll get Rs 0 bill for the first two months, at end of the first month I have got a bill, of Rs 383, from RCOM. The bill amount should have been Rs 0. I have registered a complaint with them. I haven't got any response. Instead I am getting regular calls from RCOM for non payment of bills. Every time I get a call I tell them the full story. And each official agreed to resolve my issue.

Now one day I planned to visit my native place, Jaipur, to meet my parents. I was hoping that my business/work will not suffer because I can work remotely using the device I purchased from RCOM. I reached Jaipur and discovered that my internet is not working. I called up the toll free number of RCOM (1 800 3000 5555) and learnt from the official that my connection is deactivated due to non payment of bill. @#$#$%&%. I also learnt that a new bill is also generated for the second month. The second bill is of Rs 1125. Again the bill amount should have been Rs 0. I again registered a complained. I was told that the problem will be resolved in 24 hours.

I had registered my grievance at the Consumer Online Resource & Empowerment Centre ( or Let's see what happens.

My Blogs Freed

My blogs ( and ( have been freed. Blogger's automatic robot thought that my blog is a spam and locked it. Today I got a mail saying this,

Your blog has been reviewed, verified, and cleared for regular use so that
it will no longer appear as potential spam. If you sign out of Blogger and
sign back in again, you should be able to post as normal. Thanks for your
patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Thank God. Earlier I was thinking that the blog is now gone. And I'll have to think another name and start using it.

Yahoo Pipes Feed Aggregator

I have aggregated all my blogs using Y! Pipes and am displaying it using a perl script at Strange but the feeds are working fine although my two blogs have been blocked by blogger because it thinks that my blogs were spam. Check them at and There feeds are still available at and respectively.

I also updated my Home page at Freeshell to include Google Adsense.

The S curve and the Indian Software Industry...

This a post by my Ex-Boss at HCL.

Here I am pasting the first para of the post:-

Except for a brief period of 2001-2003, the present generation has only seen the rise of Indian IT industry, right from the inception in mid 70's, through the slow growth of 80's and phenomenal growth in 90's and beyond...and all of us believe that this phenomenon will continue till eternity.