Well, I liked it. But as Jeetendra loves to say while doling out his sometimes inane comments while judging reality dance shows, Jara namak kam tha. Only jara.
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December 24 was National Consumer Rights Day.
I keep getting queries about where to complain and how to complain about consumer issues from harrassed consumers on my posts about consumer rights. I try to suggest them to file an online complaint at Core.nic.in. You can seek tips to filing a consumer court here in Interview with Amit, a consumer court case winner. Also, seek telephone counselling at The National Consumer Helpline by dialling the toll-free number 1800-11-4000.
Gujrat, on Wednesday, became first state to launch its own toll-free line for consumers. It launched the Consumer Education and Research Centre (CERC) on the National Consumer Day. People in the state of Gujrat will have to call this number – 18002330222.
Login to Adhikaar group at yahoo here: firstname.lastname@example.org to seek specific queries or advice. It is an initiative closely supported by a consumer court case winner Lt. Col. Rajesh Yadav. You can join Adhikaar group here.
Hope you had a Merry Christmas!
Update: A reader commented with this web site for online consumer court. He says after lodging a complaint with this site, they got back to him with a solution. He was facing trouble with a marin insurance from ICICI bank. Try it out! Thank you, you anonymous reader!
December 24: National Consumer Rights Day
Consumer Rights: 5 Random Facts
Interview with Consumer Rights Activist: Amit
Smita awarded me with what she called a PROXIMITY award:
This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY – nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
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Published December 12, 2008
Tags: album, internet music, music
This post is to inform you about an Internet music project called Blogswara.
Blogswara is an internet music community which acts as a common platform for musicians (a majority of whom are amateurs) to showcase their talent before the world. They produce original music and share it over the internet. It is also a free-music movement where visitors/listeners can listen and download the mp3 files free of cost.
Blogswara is not a commercial platform. It intends to promote independent musicians.
So far, Blogswara had released four internet music albums. The songs are in multiple languages: Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi. Musicians from abroad have also shown interest in Blogswara.
Blogswara have released the fifth album today. Please visit their Web site, listen to the songs and leave your feedback.
Blogswara in News
P. S: How did I come to know about Blogswara? One of the founders, Joseph Thomas, was a judge for Best Musical category in Avant Garde Bloggies Awards.
Published December 11, 2008
Without much ado, I announce winners and runner-ups for Avant Garde Bloggies Awards that has spanned for three months and had support from a number of people: badge designer, the judges, the poll managers, the Scrutinising Committee, participants and several others who contributed in other small ways.
1. Most courageous post
Winner: The Vagina Dialogues
Runner up: Let’s Talk about Porn
Author: Crazy Sam
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