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No blog posts for sometime

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I will not be blogging for sometime now as I have some priority issues to take care of. I look forward to syncing up with my blogger community as soon as I can!

Take care and happy new year 2011!

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Written by Naveen Athresh

January 19, 2011 at 9:27 pm

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Rediff shopping online / my experience

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I had a terrible time shopping online with Rediff. I placed a fairly decent sized order on the Rediff Shop online about a month ago. I first of all never got a confirmation email of my order itself though the website said it had sent it (luckily I took a screenprint of the order itself and sent it to my email).

I know what you are thinking – I checked the spam folder as well. It was just not there. Ok, this is acceptable since emails could have got misplaced however, my woes did not end there. I never got a proper tracking # for my shipment but did get the ‘consignment number’. It said the courier would be “XYZ” but always said the status was “awaiting dispatch”. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Naveen Athresh

December 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm

I voted, did you vote?

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There is no point criticizing the Government, the public offices, the institutions, the politicians etc. if you don’t exercise your fundamental right and cast your vote. So, get up and vote – for a change. Let’s make India a better place to live in!

Written by Naveen Athresh

May 1, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Votonomics

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The Indian general elections -First off, please VOTE, Second,  Vote for a change

The Indian general elections -First off, please VOTE, Second, Vote for a change

I got my new voter id card (I had an old one issued in 2005 as well) yesterday. The process is quick and painless but the queue isn’t. I had to make my way through a long serpantine queue for almost 3 hours – thankfully, the saving grace was the sun had set and this made it bearable to stand in the cool of the summer night.

On a side note, what makes this election special from a Voting economic perspective? Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Naveen Athresh

April 9, 2009 at 11:00 am

Wish all my readers a very happy 2009!

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Here’s wishing all my readers a very happy fun filled, healthy, prosperous 2009! Let this year be safe, peaceful and productive for all of us!

Written by Naveen Athresh

January 1, 2009 at 9:16 am

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Impact of commuting on productivity – travelonomics!

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I travel 75 kms to work daily. This also involves something like 2 hours one-way travel in a crowded unplanned urban expansion prone city such as Bangalore. The former metric does not sound like much to anyone living outside India (say the United States, Europe, Australia etc.) but the latter figure when correlated to the former does sound alarming. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 1, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Blogging guidelines – my two cents

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What are the important factors one needs to consider before one begins to blog:

1. First, get over this obsession of Google adsense. 99/100 bloggers I meet first think of making a quick buck on adsense rather than focus on quality of their blogs and its relevance towards the topic(s) chosen! This is really very disturbing statistics. Read the rest of this entry »