Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DMKs achievement - Kalaignar Insurance

One of the useful schemes of DMK Government in TamilNadu is 'Kalaignar Kappeedu', a free Insurance scheme for poor and needy. In fact DMK Government Initiated many free schemes like free Color Television, Free GAS Connection and rice for 1 ruppee a KG. The opposition parties initially criticized DMK and its chief Kalaignar karunanithi for the freebies offered for vote. But these freebies got vote for DMK and DMK came to power in TamilNadu in 2006.

The freebies offered during Election campaign were implemented in phased manner. Initially color Television was offered only to those have no Television in Home. Later the scheme was covered to all having Ration Cards. Each Color Television Costs Rs. 2700/-.

Gas Connection also is offered along with a Gas Stove. The one rupee rice is also a success. The Government spends a huge amount of subsidy to support these schemes.

To culminate the efforts of DMK Government Kalignar Karunanithi announced Kalaignar Kaappeeedu, a free Insurance Coverage for Poor family having annual Income upto rupees 25000.

Yesterday we enrolled ourselves for the Free insurance Scheme. Photographs were taken for each family by Star Health Personnel. In this scheme each family gets Insurance coverage Upto Rupees one lakh. Hats off to Kalaignar and his free Insurance scheme.

Friday, October 23, 2009

HP prize

HP offers prize coupons on its original ink cartridge purchases. Last month i purchased a Original Black cartridge from HP and registered on its website. Two days later i received a email announcing that i had won a prize. I redeemed it for a philips iron box and today i received it from Blue dart courier.

For a 750 rupees priced ink cartridge a received a gift worth Rs. 700. Thank you HP! There are many more prizes to be won. So hurry up.

Today superauto was paid Rs. 20000 through ATM. In the evening he came to the office and I took twenty thousand from karur vysya ATM and paid to promptly. He would pay back in a months time.

The sizing project is going on in my office. I need to implement the project to the customer in the next week. The customer is a sultanpet based sizing mill owner. He asked for the software two weeks ago.

A good news to tell is that i have earned my first $50.05 today. I need a further $50 to receive my first payment.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sun Direct DTH

Sun DTH Review

Sun DIRECT is the latest entrant in the DTH Service in India. It belongs to the SUN TV group of Mr. Kalanithi maran, son of former Minister Murasoli Maran. SUN DIRECT claims to have 3.5 million DTH subscribers in India, a massive number. Here is my review on SUN DTH. This review is based on my real experience of purchase of SUN DTH.

I purchased SUN DIRECT DTH from a Coimbatore based Dealer. I could not make a choice because so many providers are out there. We already have a TATA sky DTH connection in our house. TATA Sky was good in Terms of singal reception / quality, customer service etc., But it is not good for those prefer regional channels especially the south indians seeking Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam or kannada language options. Because these language generes are dominated by the SUN TV Group, their offering is best for this segment. I had Airtel Digital TV in my mind when entering the shop. But except Aitel they got all others Sun Direct, Reliance BIG, TATA Sky and DISH TV. The shop owner suggested SUN DTH and friend also suggested the same.

So I decided to buy SUN DTH and paid RS. 1700/- ( Inclusive of SUN DTH STB, Dish, 15 meter cable, 6 months subscription of freedom pack in Tamil, installation and activation). Earlier the i was told that Rs. 200 extra will be charged for installation by a technician. Sun DIRECT is weak in this area of service. The DISH installation is not properly managed, but all other DTHs TATA, Reliance and Airtel offer professional installation by company trained personnel. This draw back was offset by SUNs other advantages like MPEG 4 compression technology, more number of channels etc.

They asked for a photo ID proof and i gave my Driving license. They quickly filled the application and gave the stb, dish and other things. I was told that the technicial would come on early morning of 14th. All these things happened on Monday, 12th october 2009, a heavily raining night with eventful journeys with venkat.

On 14th i phoned the technician and he told some reasons to come on the next day 15th. On 15th he came up with some other reasons / excuses. I was really raged now. Actually my town was some 30 kms from coimbatore. That may a reason. I contacted a local TV service center and they suggested a guy to install my DTH. I phoned him and he accpted to come to my house. Due to some other dealy he could not make it on 15th, instead he arrived on Friday, 16th.

Meanwhile i checked by accont status with sundirect website. The website sundirect selfcare have customer login feature offering all subscrption details, Balance, Top-up, Add-on, Validity etc. You have to provide the smart card number as your login name in the website. The default password is 'password'. You can change it later.

I logged in and found that my application was approved and activated on 13th october, really quick. All i needed is fixing DISH and connect the cables.

The technician fixed the Dish on the wall and oriented properly and checked the signal using his signal meter. All were fine. We connected the cable with STB and TV. Initially we got 'signal scrambled' message. He told the it would get ready in half an hour after initial setup. After some time we got the channels. Usually we tune in VHF (Very High Frequency) in our TV. But this did not work with SUN DTH. So I tried with UHF (Ultra High Frequency) and this worked!. The picture clarity was superb. Hats off to SUN DIRECT!. It beat TATA Sky in this area. Digital MPEG-4 works great. DTH remote control offers fairly good control over the STB. It offers channels menu, TV/Radio selection, channel organizing feature and more. I have not yet fully explored all the features. I am writing this review just an hour after the installation.

Customer service is really poor in sun DTH. I contact them using their customer care / contact us pages in their website, but didn't get a reply after two days. Its really a weakness as the first impression is poor. I will write a review after a week or two so i can ascertain whether my choice is good or bad. Its really tough time cable operators. They charge in the range of 130-200 for a number of Tamil and English channels. The arrival of DTH service tells the end of cable dominations. The subscribers are now free to choose the channels they view and the amount / price paid for that. At Rs. 100/- a month you get basic regional pack. At Rs. 300 a month you get almost all channels in all genres. Still a heavy amount comparing cable TV. With so much competition this amount will decrease in the future.

This year marked the emergence of DTH service in India. Now rural India enjoys TV telecast. Even the remotest corners of villages can view TV Channels. This is made possbile by the INSAT satellite. Thanks to ISRO. SUN DIRECT comes to you via INSAT4 satellite.

Some words about the sundirect webiste

The webiste offer reasonably good, reliable and updated information. You can get information of various packages avaialable channels in each pacakge, Add-ons, price / rate for each package an FAQ, Contact form, latest offers and much more.

Ok. I will come back with a second review later this week. Till then bye.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Madappur Chit

3rd chit amount Rs. 1250 paid to kanagaraj on 12-oct-2009 in studio kumar's house. We went there to give advance to video. Kanagu paid kumar rs. 1000 towards advance. Venkatachalan also was there. Early in the morning i went to chandrapuram to bring kalaignar TV from kamanaickenpalayam. In the evening we went to coimbatore and met Ragavendra company for Software, in P.N palayam. We convinced them for a invoice-cum-accounting software @ Rs. 8000. Then we went to kavundampalayam to meet senthils father-in-law. We returned at 7.40 pm. The car was filled with LPG for Rs. 200. Earlier in the morning i filled it with Rs. 300 at mettupalayam We discussed about marriage invitation and other things. We went to V.H road to buy a computer table. we paid rs. 1200 for a 2.5 ft table. we went to lovely radio to buy a DTH we bought SUN DTH at a price of Rs. 1700. SUN Direct offers regional south at 99 per month. I paid Rs. 1600 to venkatachalan toward the TV. Heavy rain started that day evening. Palanisamy was in sulur hospital. He had asked for a drop. He kept on calling us. We had our dinner and .... at sulur. We had in our car itself. I dropped venakt at his home at about 11.00 pm. There was still drizzling out. The reliable maruti 800 took me home at kaniyur at 11.45 pm. It was dark due to power failure in home. I unloaded things like table, DTH etc. Relaxed and got to bed.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Swami Dayananda Ashram

Swami Dayananda Ashram - Rishikesh

Want to make a pilgrimage to the sacred hindu places Harithwar, Rishikesh and Ganges? Want to spend some days in rishikesh? Here is the information you wanted.
Usually these pilgrimage trips are organized by Travel agents who fix the rate the timing the places etc. You won't have enough time to spend in these holy places. An organised trip is done in hurry. At a fixed time you board the bus or train. At predefined times you will be dropped at these places and you have to take bath in Ganges / pray the lord in hurry or otherwise you will miss the bus or train and travel agent is not responsible.

Here is the alternate,
Swami Dayananda Ashram is situated in the banks of holy river Ganges in Rishikesh. Those people want to live some time in this serene and holy ashram can book in advance. There are 125 rooms in the ashram with hotwater, kitchen, washing and cooking facilities. All these are available free of charge. You can donate some money if you wish to do so. Gangatheesware temple is in the ashram. At 5.00 AM there is abishekam to this lord. In the ashram there is a good library with the bookd of swami Dayananda and his disciples, a CD library is also there with their speeches.

There is auditorium to perform Yoga and meditation in the morning. People from all states like Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra, Tamilnadu, Bengal, Uttar pradesh are coming to the ashram. To book your visit click here.

In the ashram you will get tiffin, breakfast etc. at predefined times. At 5.00 am you will get TEA / Coffee. At 7.30 am you will get tiffin / breakfast. At 12.00 there is lunch and at 7.30 pm you will have your dinner.

The ashram also run a shcool for poor children. There are about 17 'chandhralaya' schools giving free education to 18 thousand poor children. They give free school education with free food and accomdation. I heartily wish this great service.

This is the extract from the website:

Dayananda Ashram Rishikesh is situated on the banks of the Holy Ganga, away from the major tourist attractions. It is a unique centre for the study of Vedanta and Sanskrit; unique in the sense that the classes are conducted in English yet the adherence and reverence to the ancient tradition of teaching (Sampradaya) is total. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Siva as Gangadharesvara facing the Ganga. The main lecture hall also faces the Ganga. There is a library with more than 5000 titles on various subjects, i.e. Vedanta, Sanskrit Grammar, Indian and western philosphies, Religion and Yoga. There is also a Yoga studio where Iyengar Yoga camps are conducted and daily Yoga classes can be joined by residents and visitors.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Baby Name List Software in Tamil

Want a Baby Name List Software in Tamil/English?

We are a coimbatore based software company developing astrology, numerology and Baby Name list softwares. Do you want to select a good name for your baby? You want to select the name based on the nakshatra? Want the name based on birth date / numerology? You can select any of the 27 nakshatras Ashwini, Bharani, Karthigai, Rohini, Mirigashrishm, Thiruvathirai, Punarpoosam, Poosam, Aayilyam, Maham, Pooram, Uthiram, Hastham, Chithirai, Swathi, Visakam, Anusham, Kettai, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthiradam, Thiruvonam, Avittam, Sathayam, Pooratathi, Uthiratathi and Revathi to get name for your sweet baby.

A good name is essential for success in life and career. So keep in mind that an investment of small time and money for the selection of a good name is really worth.

Our Software

Our specially designed software will take the input as birth nakshatra / star and will emit a list of report of compatibles names in tamil and English language. You can print the report / export the report in ms word / Acrobat pdf.

Babies names list can be generated for the religions Hindu, Muslim and Christian and for both genders Male and Female.

Our Baby Name list software has thousands of names in Tamil and English. Other languages like Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam can be made available. A Good feature is you can add your own names to the name database. The software will automatically categorize it to the appropriate star/nakshatra. Sounds good?

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Most Searched Items On Internet

Top 10 on Google

Today i happened to make some searches on Adwords Keyword Tool (A Google service that provide contextual ads). I searched for the term 'JAVA' and it was searched for 45,500,000 times on Globally per month. Google also recommended additional keywords. Here is that amazing list of most searched keywords on Music was the most searched after keyword on the internet. 'Music' was searched for 506000000 times on the search engine giant This figure include all Google domains like,, etc., The next keyword was 'video' and 'download' was the third ranking keyword.

music - 506000000 (Global monthly average searches)
video - 414000000
download - 338000000
online - 338000000
games - 277000000
software - 151000000
windows - 124000000
mobile - 101000000
internet - 83100000
computer - 83100000

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sukreeswarar Temple - Tirupur

Sukreeswarar Temple

The 10th century built sukreeswarar temple situated at S. Periyapalayam in the outskirts of Tirupur city is remaining unknown to many a pilgrim tourists.

The premise of this elegantly constructed shrine, which was built by Pandya rulers, wears a deserted look on almost every day except during the occasional visits of a handful of people from the vicinity. Department of Tourism and the Archeological Survey of India should exploit the tourism potential of the site and make it an 'preferred' pilgrimage destination, at the earliest.

The temple, which is considered one of the four 'Sirpa Sthalangal' in Kongu region, will also find a mention in the proposed web site of Tirupur District.
With 'Kurakuthali Nayanar' (Lord shiva) as the main diety, the shrine is an architectural delight made of neatly carved long stones reminiscing the epoch of Pandya period. The shivalingam here dates back to 5th century. This weekend visit this wonderful architecture with family and children.

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