Archive for June, 2009

Bandra-Worli Sealink Opens in Mumbai

The 4.7km Bandra-Worli Sealink opened yesterday. It took over 8 years to build instead of 3 years which was scheduled. Due to the delay the cost went up 2 times to 852 cr. Instead of Rs.400 cr. Still only 1 side of the sealink is operational. My guess is that it will take another 8 […]

Know Your Rail Baggage Rights

Most People are unaware that like the airlines, the Railways, too, have a limited free baggage allowance and that passengers found carrying baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance will have to pay a steep penalty. While airlines weigh your bags at the time of issuing the boarding pass, the Railways check at random, […]

Michael Jackson Dies of Cardiac Arrest

This indeed is a very sad news. Article taken from HT Pop icon Michael Jackson has died of cardiac arrest, according to media reports. Jackson, 50, suffered a cardiac arrest at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him, an entertainment website reported. The website reported that the pop star suffered cardiac […]

Baba Amte – A biography by Anita Kainthla

I won’t call this article a book review as I feel my credentials are too meager to be able to do justice to this amazing Biography of Baba Amte. We all have sometime or the other heard about Baba Amte, either in our textbooks or through newspapers and magazines and like many I never gave […]

HP and Aforeserve Join Hands for Fraud

Cribb sent in by Sachin. One fine day I received a call from an call executive from Aforeserve about extending warranty of HP laptop. They seemed to have all the details of my laptop and so I believed them. I made a payment of 5,500/- to them on 9-5-2009 with receipt no. ACL/Sales/CA01/2009-10. Its been […]