May 2016

Vendhar Movies Madhan who is known for his unholy nexus with lot of medical colleges in India bracketing admissions for high prices is reportedly absconding from the City. There is a news spreading in social media that he has escaped to Varanasi after writing a suicide note that he is going to relinquish his life there.

It looks like SRM University might come under scanner because his suicide note mentions that a lot of investments he has made in that university.

I had been receiving a bunch of text messages from Muthoot Capital Loans indicating some weird account number (15126398) and payment due notification alerts on my mobile. Repeated requests and clarifications to Muthoot was of no avail.

The following request was sent to Reserve Bank of India vide (DEABD/E/2016/02665) on 6th March 2016:

Dear Team,

I am getting text messages as below from Muthoot. I do not have any financial relationship with Muthoot but customer care is refusing to entertain any queries.

  1. Dear Customer, We have approved loan Request. Your A/C No is 15126398 and your Due Date is 05th of every month. Starts from Mar 2016 – Muthoot (4th March 2016)
  2. Dear Customer, thank you for te payment of Rs. 2205 against your Muthoot Capital loan Ac no 15126398 by transaction id 9853719 on 05 Mar 2016 (5th March 2016)

My Phone Number on which the messages received xxxx 52644

Thanks and Regards,

Deepak Vasudevan

On 17th May 2016 got the following response on CpGrams portal after an initial email confirmation on 2nd May 2016.

An interesting text message came from 9015105172 (Reliance Mobile Delhi NCR) today (17th May 2016) at 10:00 AM introducing herself as Samantha and the message was evident as a global scammer offering a lucrative sum of 3.9 million USD in India.

This makes one step clear that Reliance does not properly verify CAF details before activating mobile numbers.
We had another experience discussed here.


Tamil Nadu is going for elections today. V&R takes this opportunity to remind everyone to head on to their designated polling station (aka) voting booths and exercise your franchise.

Election Commission of India has a free SMS number called 1950 to which if you send your voter id, it will give you the designated polling booth.

Some points to note:

  1. Your vote is not for sale. If a party offers something bribe or tries to ferry you to a polling booth, report them to the election commission. Reporting to law enforcement is of no use because most police folks work hand-in-hand with corrupt politicians.
  2. If you are not satisfied with any of the candidates, choose NOTA in the polling machine.
  3. If your organization is not giving you time and/or holiday to exercise your franchise report to Labor Department and to Election Commission. It may be that your manager/supervisor has an unholy nexus with politicians making you to boycott the election and use your name to cast bogus votes. Stop them from doing that.

Let us give 100% voting. Even if candidates are unfit in the constituency, there is the most fitting candidate in every constituency. NOTA.

The Government should ensure that liquor be sold at double the cost and half the money credited back to the account of the wife of the person who drinks.

This will bring Achhe Din to all. The following are the benefits of this scheme

  1. Husband will drink within limits because his intoxication level will always equal his wife’s bank balance.
  2. Wives will not object to husbands drinking.
  3. Wives will know how much the husband has drunk today.
  4. Wives who don’t have accounts will also be able to open accounts, increase banking habit among ladies.

Courtesy: Adapted from a friend’s status in Facebook

We would need five mandatory refinements in our conduct of Elections from the Election Commission of India and the Parliament.

  1. A same candidate can not contest in two constitutencies. The problem is that after winning they resign from one and ask for bye-election in the other. This is an unneeded burden on the ex-chequer.
  2. If there is a bye-election, persons in power can not canvas for the candidates from their parties. If they would like to canvas, they can resign from the power and then proceed to canvass.
  3. There should be a 100% compliance of voting from the public. If some one fails to exercise their franchise intentionally then the government provided subsidies to them, electricity connection, gas supply and ration services should be canceled for them.
  4. Persons with any criminal cases should not canvas in the election in Toto. You can check out about each candidate here.
  5. People should have a ‘recall’ power. For example if a lorry driver who draws a salary of 1000 rupees does not do his job properly, the owner instantly fires him. Similarly if the people’s representative does not do the job of representing the people in the assembly, the people should be able to recall him from power instantly.

Courtesy: Thennavan movie by Vijayakanth.