February 25, 2010

The New 'Google Search' Scam

The New 'Google Search' Scam
Lee Gomes, 02.24.10, 6:00 AM ET

Small and medium-sized businesses depend on the Web perhaps as much as anyone. They thus need to be mindful of the ever-evolving roster of Web scams--like a new one involving news.

Most people know that search engines like Google are useful for quick research on topics in the news. Unfortunately, the bad guys aren't far behind.

A search for "Bill Clinton heart attack" performed last Sunday produced the expected Google links about the former president's recent heart stent procedure. There were stories from the Los Angeles Times and ABC News, along with links to sites devoted to fighting heart disease.

However, it wasn't all what it seemed. If you clicked on the 10th item on the Google page, headlined "Bill Clinton heart attack," you were directed to another page of what appeared to be even more helpful Google results. Everything about the page--the typeface, the design--was authentic. If you looked quickly in the URL bar at the top of the page, you'd find what you might think was conclusive evidence of it being a legitimate Google page, since the URL seemed to be "googlesearches.com."

But in fact the URL had a "q," not a "g," as its first letter. The two letters look enough alike that only the most eagle-eyed would have ever noticed.

And what was this imposter Google page up to? The usual Web scams, notably, trying to get users to download bogus "security" software that in fact infects your computer with sundry malware that can be difficult and expensive to get rid of.

Creating a Web site called "qooglesearches.com"--another of this ilk is "qoogle.com"--is a variation of a practice known as "typo-squatting." In its classic form, someone registers a domain that is close in spelling to a real one. When Web users inadvertently typed the wrong URL, they're directed to the typo-squatter's site, where they'd realize their mistake on account of all the ads and other attempts at easy monetization.

But typo-squatters appear to be doing two things new. First, they are trying to fool you into thinking you've landed on the Web page you wanted to go to in the first place. Second, they are using tricks of "black hat" search engine optimization to get the links to their scam sites included in genuine Google search results.

You are not entirely defenseless against this type of Web con, though you need to be on your toes. In the original list of Google "Bill Clinton heart attack" search results, the listing that sent users to the fake Google page had spam-style nonsense words instead of the usual Web page summary. (The actual text was "If you glistening a conch footlights with unidentified tapiridae yellowtail, verner are that you bill clinton heart attack hereditary to get assault for use ..." And the green URL link under that text was for something called NewLifeClothing, which is apparently a legitimate maternity clothing operation whose computers had been compromised to run the scam. But if you weren't paying attention, and instead were just clicking on the Google links as they tumbled down the page, you could very easily have missed both clues.

Google has a small army fighting these sorts of Web scams, but the scams change almost on an hour-by-hour basis. Indeed, throughout last Sunday afternoon, the bogus link sent users to different places as the day wore on.

There are any number of typo-squatter names associated with Google; most of them are owned by MarkMonitor, a company that patrols URLs on behalf of clients to prevent these scams from happening.

MarkMonitor, for example, owns "googlesearches.com," and when that URL is typed into a browser, the result is an empty page. But the company hadn't until Monday heard of the Google-themed URLs beginning with a "q."

Te Smith, spokesperson for MarkMonitor, says the scam was particularly insidious because "unless you have very sharp eyes, you will just continue blithely on."

What's the moral? Web users need to surf defensively in the same way they drive defensively on the freeway. As Smith put it, "Think before you click, and keep your eyes open."

Source: http://www.forbes.com


Lunch With God ( Good Story )

Lunch with God

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her some chips. She gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer. Again, she smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.

As twilight approached, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave; but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman, and gave her a hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever.

When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?" He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and he asked, "Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?" She replied! "I ate potato chips in the park with God." However, before her son responded, she added, "You know, he's much younger than I expected."

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime! Embrace all equally!





Freewares / Free Softwares 25 Feb 10

Wireless Key View

When the password details to the wireless network are forgotten or misplaced, it can be quite frustrating to recall them. Ferreting it out is out of question as Windows won't reveal where they are stored. No more fretting now onwards as NirSoft's smart little tool Wireless Key View can expose saved Wireless Passwords. This utility reveals in plain text all the wireless passwords that have been stored by Windows' Wireless Zero Configuration and WLAN AutoConfig service. Once run, its pop-up window shows all the stored passwords on your computer – both WEP and WPA. Please note that revealation is restricted to passwords that have been stored by the Windows network management utility, and not any other. Another feature provided helps to delete pass phrases that are no longer required. Wireless Key View, a portable software, runs without any installation whatsoever - just download it and run. Wireless Key View, a freeware, works on any version of Windows from XP (SP1) to 7.

WirelessKeyView v1.33 can be downloaded at http://nirsoft.net/utils/wirelesskeyview.zip

FAQ at http://nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_wep_key_faq.html (stumbled upon this utility at Tech Spikes)

Close All Windows

This little tool lets you close all running applications with just one click. Close All Windows works just as if you were pressing the close button for each application. It doesn't use system resources because it only flashes a `close' signal to all open windows on the desktop and then ceases. It can be really a very handy utility if you are running many applications and want all of them to quit instantly.Close All Windows is a simple utility and doesn't require installation. No settings are stored in the Windows Registry or file system. Here are some simple steps to follow - Download the ZIP archive and extract it somewhere on your hard drive, Open the extracted folder, right-click CloseAll.exe and choose Send To -> Desktop (create shortcut) from the context menu; Switch to the Desktop and rename the created shortcut to "Close All" or whatever you want; Now you can drag this shortcut to the Quick Launch Bar or to the Windows 7 Taskbar for quick access. Option to prevent certain applications from being closed by Close is provided.

The 36 KB Close All Windows v1.3 (18.2.10) for 32-bit and 64-bit can be downloaded at http://www.ntwind.com/download/CloseAll.zip


It takes a lot of time to re-install the programs that get deleted during the reformatting. Furthermore, one needs to be on standby to wait for the programs to install completely before moving onto the next. Ninite solves this problem by letting the user choose the programs and applications for installation and automatically installs them one by one. There's no need to hang around as Ninite carries out a hands-free installation of the chosen programs. Ninite repertoire includes a range of freeware - various browsers, instant messengers, media players, image manipulation software, word processors, PDF software, security tools, utilities, compression tools, developer tools, and others. Features: Ninite installs software fast with default settings and says "no" to browser toolbars and other junk; Ninite checks your PC's language and 64-bit support to install the latest, best version of each program; The list of programs and applications represents the A-list of the freeware and open-source world; All Ninite does is automatically download and install the chosen applications, Ninite itself is not installed! Ninite runs on Windows XP/Vista/7 and works in the background unattended and 100% hands-free.

To get started, go to Ninite's Web site at http://www.ninite.com


Please suggest a utility to optimise RAM usage.

You could try Extra Ram to optimize memory as you
use your pc. This set-and-forget utility can be
downloaded at http://www.extra-ram.com/extra_ram_download.html



We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.

-- George Bernard Shaw


Difference between Appraisal and Resignation


A newly joined trainee engineer asks his boss "what is the meaning of appraisal?"


Boss: "Do you know the meaning of resignation? "


Trainee: "Yes I do"


Boss: "So let me make you understand what a appraisal is by comparing it with resignation"


Comparison study : Appraisal and Resignation




In appraisal meeting they will speak only about your weakness, errors and failures.


In resignation meeting they will speak only about your strengths, past achievements and success.




In appraisal you may need to cry and beg for even 10% hike.


In resignation you can easily demand (or get even without asking) more than 50-60% hike.




During appraisal, they will deny promotion saying you didn't meet the expectation, you don't have leadership qualities, and you had several drawbacks in our objective/goal.


During resignation, they will say you are the core member of team; you are the vision of the company how can you go, you have to take the project in shoulder and lead your juniors to success.




There is 90% chance for not getting any significant incentives after appraisal.


There is 90% chance of getting immediate hike after you put the resignation.




Trainee: "Yes boss enough, now I understood my future. For an appraisal I will have to resign ... !!!"



February 24, 2010

Lack of Sleep Leads to Heart Attack....Its important

SAP India CEO Ranjan Das Dies After Gym Workout

Ranjan Das, CEO and MD of SAP Indian subcontinent

died after a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Wednesday.

One of the youngest CEOs, he was 42

Died at 21st October 2009

What killed Ranjan Das and Lessons for Corporate India

A month ago, many of us heard about the sad demise of Ranjan Das from Bandra, Mumbai. Ranjan, just 42 years of age, was the CEO of SAP-Indian Subcontinent, the youngest CEO of an MNC in India . He was very active in sports, was a fitness freak and a marathon runner. It was common to see him run on Bandra's Carter Road . Just after Diwali, on 21st Oct, he returned home from his gym after a workout, collapsed with a massive heart attack and died. He is survived by his wife and two very young kids.

It was certainly a wake-up call for corporate India . However, it was even more disastrous for runners amongst us. Since Ranjan was an avid marathoner ( in Feb 09, he ran Chennai Marathon at the same time some of us were running Pondicherry Marathon 180 km away ), the question came as to why an exceptionally active, athletic person succumb to heart attack at 42 years of age.

Was it the stress?

A couple of you called me asking about the reasons. While Ranjan had mentioned that he faced a lot of stress, that is a common element in most of our lives. We used to think that by being fit, one can conquer the bad effects of stress. So I doubted if the cause was stress.

The Real Reason

However, everyone missed out a small line in the reports that Ranjan used to make do with 4-5 hours of sleep. This is an earlier interview of Ranjan on NDTV in the program 'Boss' Day Out':
Boss' Day Out: Ranjan Das of SAP India.

Here he himself admits that he would love to get more sleep ( and that he was not proud of his ability to manage without sleep, contrary to what others extolled ).

The Evidence

Last week, I was working with a well-known cardiologist on the subject of Heart Disease caused by Lack of Sleep. While I cannot share the video nor the slides because of confidentiality reasons, I have distilled the key points below in the hope it will save some of our lives.

Some Excerpts:

Short sleep duration ( <5 or 5-6 hours ) increased risk for high BP by 350% to 500% compared to those who slept longer than 6 hours per night. Paper published in 2009. As you know, high BP kills.

Young people ( 25-49 years of age ) are twice as likely to get high BP if they sleep less. Paper published in 2006.

Individuals who slept less than 5 hours a night had a 3-fold increased risk of heart attacks. Paper published in 1999.

Complete and partial lack of sleep increased the blood concentrations of High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-cRP), the strongest predictor of heart attacks. Even after getting adequate sleep later, the levels stayed high!!

Just one night of sleep loss increases very toxic substances in body such as Interleukin-6 (IL-6), Tumour Necrosis Factor-Alpha (TNF-alpha) and C-reactive protein (cRP). They increase risks of many medical conditions, including cancer, arthritis and heart disease. Paper published in 2004.

Sleeping for <=5 hours per night leads to 39% increase in heart disease. Sleeping for <=6 hours per night leads to 18% increase in heart disease. Paper published in 2006.

Ideal Sleep

For lack of space, I cannot explain here the ideal sleep architecture. But in brief, sleep is composed of two stages: REM ( Rapid Eye Movement ) and non-REM. The former helps in mental consolidation while the latter helps in physical repair and rebuilding. During the night, you alternate between REM and non-REM stages 4-5 times.

The earlier part of sleep is mostly non-REM. During that period, your pituitary gland releases growth hormones that repair your body. The latter part of sleep is more and more REM type.

For you to be mentally alert during the day, the latter part of sleep is more important. No wonder when you wake up with an alarm clock after 5-6 hours of sleep, you are mentally irritable throughout the day (lack of REM sleep). And if you have slept for less than 5 hours, your body is in a complete physical mess ( lack of non-REM sleep ), you are tired throughout the day, moving like a zombie and your immunity is way down ( Ive been there, done that ).

Finally, as long-distance runners, you need an hour of extra sleep to repair the running related damage.

In conclusion:

Barring stress control, Ranjan Das did everything right: eating proper food, exercising ( marathoning! ), maintaining proper weight. But he missed getting proper and adequate sleep, minimum 7 hours. In my opinion, that killed him.
If you are not getting enough sleep ( 7 hours ), you are playing with fire, even if you have low stress.

I always took pride in my ability to work 50 hours at a stretch whenever the situation warranted. But I was so spooked after seeing the scientific evidence last week that since Saturday night, I ensure I do not even set the alarm clock under 7 hours. Now, that is a nice excuse to get some more sleep.

Unfortunately, Ranjan Das is not alone when it comes to missing sleep. Many of us are doing exactly the same, perhaps out of ignorance. Please forward this mail/article to as many of your colleagues/friends as possible, especially those who might be short-changing their sleep. we can save even one young life because of this email.

Tintumol & Tutumon - Evergreen lovers

                                Evergreen Lovers

To ,

  UKG A.

Dear Tintumol,

I love you.  My dream I see you.  Everywhere you.  You no, I live no.
I come red shirt 2morrow.  You love I, you come red frock.  I wait down
mango tree.  You no come, i jump train.  Sure come...

yours lovely,

Std 1 B

Reply....by Tintumol....

Darling, your letter mama see.  Papa beat me beat me so many beat me.
I cry. i cry.  So no come to mango tree.  No jump train.  I love you.
See another day.  I no red frock.  Only green.  

You love me, you love me you green shirt.  Give I gift.

I see you with pinkumol.
Where you go..  NO talk to her.  Okay My dream also only you



February 23, 2010

About lipsticks - Read it carefully


next time you go shopping for lipstick.... ..

Just keep this mail in mind

This comes from someone

who works in the Mt. Sinai Hospital, in Toronto. 

If there is a female you care anything about, share this with her. I did!!!!! I am also sharing this with the males on my email list, because they need to tell the females

THEY care about as well!
Recently a lipstick brand called "Red Earth" decreased their prices from $67 to $9.90.
It contained lead. Lead is a chemical which causes cancer.
The lipstick brands that contain lead are:

RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)

The higher the lead content, the greater the chance of causing cancer. After doing a test on lipsticks, it was found that the Y.S.L. lipstick contained the most amount of lead.
Watch out for those lipsticks which are supposed to stay longer. If your lipstick stays longer, it is because of the higher content of lead.


Here is the test you can do yourself:

1. Put some lipstick on your hand.
2. Use a Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.
3. If the lipstick colour changes to black,
then you know the lipstick contains lead.


Please send this information to all your friends, wives and female family members.

This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer.

February 18, 2010

Free Softwares / Freewares 18 Feb 10

Checkout your ISP

ICSI Netalyzr is a service maintained by the Networking Group at the International Computer Science Institute, an affiliate with the University of California, Berkeley. It's a free service that lets you test and find out more information about the Internet connection you're subscribed to. Netalyzr can provide you with the inside scoop about your connection and its capabilities by analyzing various properties of your Internet connection that you should really care about - blocking of important services, HTTP caching behavior and proxy correctness, your DNS server's resilience to abuse, NAT detection, as well as latency & bandwidth measurements — all the data in a detailed report. The simple 3-step process requires that you have Java installed and takes only a few minutes to complete. I tried it out and the report I got indicates a serious vulnerability - DNS cache poisoning - enables an attacker to intercept and modify effectively all communications of anyone using my ISP!

Find out how your ISP is faring at ICSI Netalyzr's page hosted by UC-Berkley at http://netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/index.html


It becomes onerous to search a file if we do not efficiently manage our documents And, our inability to remember the correct name of the file makes it worse. No problem, DocFetcher can help if you have a good idea about the contents of the file/s your are looking for. It can peek and search documents for words to find exactly what you want. Click the file types that you want to be included in the index, then right-click inside the search scope and choose Create Index. Choose the folder you want to index and DocFetcher will create an index for all the documents inside that folder. Whenever you want to search just type the term in the search box and hit Enter DocFetcher will present you the results, almost instantaneously. A click on any of the result opens up a preview of the file, and a double click results in the launch of the file itself. DocFetcher works with Windows and Linux.

DocFetcher 1.0.2, an Open Source desktop search application, can be
downloaded at http://sourceforge.net/projects/docfetcher/files/


Shadow copy, which is automatically turned on in Windows Vista, creates copies on a scheduled basis of files that have changed. This feature which can help recover a file if accidentally deleted is enabled only in Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise editions of Vista, and not in the Home Basic or Home Premium editions. To enable Shadow Copy Service, included by default, in all editions of Windows® Vista ShadowExplorer can help. It can access the shadow storage and make the point-in-time copies accessible to the user,andd let browsing and retrieval of versions of files and folders.

ShadowExplorer v0.7 can be downloaded at

Please note ShadowExplorer can be a good addition to regular backups, surely not a replacement as a disc failure can cause all data vanish, including the Shadow Copies.

Please suggest a freeware utility to retouch photos.

You could try PhotoFiltre v6.4.0 (January 2010) at
to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image,
and also apply a vast range of filters.



It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.

Bette Davis


February 12, 2010

Freewares / Free Softwares 11 Feb 10


CodySafe lets you use any portable drive as a computer-on-stick. It can help carry your computer programs with you, manage your portable applications, launch them on any PC, and also leave no footprint behind. The current version of CodySafe includes a set of very useful features. With CodySafe you can add and remove portable applications, manage auto-run applications, keep your drive healthy with Drive Doctor - prevent and detect autorun viruses infection, set custom command line parameters, easily organize all your portable applications into a menu and access them quickly and easily, manage documents and pictures, music and video on your removable media, always be aware of the amount of used and free space on your portable drive, and automatic application ranking based on frequency of its usage. Another useful feature is that CodySafe can create and save your identity information onto the USB drive as a readme.txt file.

CodySafe for Windows® XP or later can be downloaded at

Best experience with Windows® Vista or Windows 7.


ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) lets you keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed. Yes, the standard registry backup options that come along with Windows does back up most of the registry, but not all of it. ERUNT can create a complete backup set, including the security hive and user related sections. It's easy to use, and there are no options or choices other than to select the location of the backup files. The backup set includes a small executable that will launch the registry restore, if needed. As this program creates a backup folder every time the PC is started, typically 30 MB+, it ends up taking up quite a bit of hard drive space. So, it would be prudent to keep an eye on the folder C:WINDOWSERUNT.

The 772 KB ERUNT, developed by Lars Hederer, for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista can be downloaded at

Users of Windows Vista and 7 do browse the ERUNT FAQ at


Remindo, acclaimed as one of the coolest web applications of 2009, can be used as Personalized Company Intranet. You can create your company branded intranet in minutes, and access it from anywhere. Among the many features are: A personalized URL like http://intranet.yourcompany.com - share this secure URL with your clients and team to give them access to information, collaborate, and manage projects. Among the many other features are: Share info via "Tweets" within the company; share large files with office & clients easily; Live activity feed instantly alerts you to activity - updating, notifying, and sending team members emails on an individual basis; Unlimited users - no sign up or usage costs, free upto 3 GB of storage; no downloading or IT hassles, and the developers assure Remindo would remain spam and virus free.

To learn more on Remindo visit https://www.remindo.com/main.php

List of features at https://www.remindo.com/modules/php/features.php

How to open .odf files in Word?

A plugin for opening .odf files with the Microsoft Office Suite can be
downloaded at http://www.sun.com/software/star/odf_plugin/get.jsp

Please note the installtion process takes quite a bit of time, and is in three parts.


The goal of many leaders is to get people to think more highly of the leader. The goal of a great leader is to help people to think more highly of themselves.

--J. Carla Nortcutt

February 9, 2010

Freewares / Free Softwares 04 Feb 10


Smereka is a personal freeform database and a Personal information manager. It can help organize data in an hierarchical and searchable database. Yes, we could use "Word" to store data, but, we all know how cumbersome it can be to launch the massive "Office" software to view just a paragraph or two of the text. Smereka stores files and notes in a single file - Smereka database. The details get indexed on the fly, yes, you can search for them immediately after adding them to the database. The hierarchical system of item storage of "Smereka" facilitates sorting out the items in a tree-like structure. The items can be moved, copied from branch to branch, or icons assigned. As soon as a tree item is clicked the stored info is displayed on the screen, and in most of the cases you would not need an external program. And, more importantly, you can share the Smereka database too - your peers can receive it a single file and instantly browse all the content, search or export the information to disk.

If you have admin rights on your PC you can download the 2.9 MB Smereka v1.1.1 (10 January 2010 at http://yp.lviv.ua/smereka/download/smereka_setup.exe

Otherwise, the 2.7 MB self-extracting archive (limited functionality) can be downloaded at http://yp.lviv.ua/smereka/download/smereka_archive.exe


DiskSmartView can retrieve the S.M.A.R.T information (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) from IDE/SATA disks to help assess whether there's a problem in the disk drive. This information would include the disk model/firmware/ serial number, cylinders/heads, power-on hours (POH), internal temperature, disk errors rate, and in particular the count on the number of reallocated sectors which can give an idea when the drive is likely to crash! DiskSmartView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files, simply run the executable file - DiskSmartView.exe. You can save all S.M.A.R.T information and attributes retrieved from your IDE disks to HTML/ text/ xml/csv file (Ctrl+S) or copy them onto the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and paste them to Excel or other spreadsheet.

The mere 39 KB DiskSmartView v1.02 (14 Jan 2010) can be downloaded at http://snipurl.com/disksmartview  (If you have a problem with the link, please let me know)

To know more about how to analyze the S.M.A.R.T information you could browse S.M.A.R.T page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T

The developers affirm that DiskSmartView is clean and does not contain any form of malware (spyware, viruses, trojans).


This is the current version of CCleaner mentioned in this column more than two years ago. It is a system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool, its features include clean up of details lodged in browsers - removes details of temporary files, history, cookies, autocomplete form history, and index.dat. of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari; and Windows - Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files. CCleaner can also perform the role of registry cleaner as well - can remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more; and Third-party applications: Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and. CCleaner has a comprehensive backup feature too.

The 3.20 MB CCleaner v2.28 (28 January 2010), affirmed by its developers as 100% Spyware free, can be downloaded at http://download.piriform.com/ccsetup227.exe


Please suggest me a safe, good YouTube ripper.

You could try Youtube Downloader HD to download videos from YouTube files and save them to your local computer. The videos can be converted to avi video format or to mp4 (compatible with iPod, iPhone).
The 3 MB utililty can be downloaded at http://www.youtubedownloaderhd.com/download.html



In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is
unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life
itself decays, and all things are daily changing.

(46-120, Greek essayist, biographer)

When you thought I wasn't looking


A message every adult should read because children

are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my

first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately

wanted to paint another one.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a

stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind

to animals.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my

favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little

things can be the special things in life.


When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a

prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always

talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a

meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I

learned that we all have to help take care of each other.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care

of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have

to take care of what we are given.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you

handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't

feel good, and I learned that I would have to be

responsible when I grow up.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come

from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things

hurt, but it's all right to cry.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you

cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.


When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of

life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and

productive person when I grow up.


When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you

and wanted to say, 'Thanks for all the things I saw

when you thought I wasn't looking'







Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend)

influences the life of a child.


How will you touch the life of someone today?

Just by sending this to someone, you will probably make them at least think about their influence on others.


Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.

Speak kindly.


Leave the rest to God.



Bangalore - Important phone numbers

Bangalore – Important phone numbers






Domestic Airlines

      Air Deccan: 98457-77008

      Air Sahara: 25584417

      Indian Airlines: 140 / 142 /  25226233

      Jet Airways: 25226576 / 25226577 /  25220688 / 25229873

      Kingfisher Airlines: 4197  9797

      SpiceJet: 1800 180 3333  (BSNL)

      GoAir: 1800 222 111 (BSNL)



International Airlines

      Air India: 22277747

      Air France: 2558 9397

      Air New Zealand: 2224 4625

      British Airways: 2227 1205

      Cathay Pacific: 2226 9745

      Delta Airlines: 2227 3439

      Gulf Air: 2559 4242

      KLM Northwest Airlines: 2226  9854

      Kuwait Airways: 2558 6533

      Malaysian Airlines: 2212  2991

      Quantas Airlines: 2225 8594

      Saudi Arabian Airlines: 2227  6614

      Singapore Airlines: 2286  7868

      South African Airways: 2224  4623

      Srilankan Airlines: 2207  5020

      Swiss Air: 2286 7873

      Thai Airways: 4112 4333

      United Airlines: 2224 4620




      Accident Relief Care:  2220777

      Ambicare: 23323560

      Ambu Care: 26342063

      Ambulance Services: 23367548

      Bangalore Hospital: 26562753

      Bowring Lady Curzon Hospital: 25591362

      City Corp-Cantonment: 25571488

      City Corp-City Area: 22277789

      ESI Hospital: 23324112

      Gayathri Hospital: 23352085

      HOSMAT: 25593797

      Indian Red Cross Society: 22264205

      Jayadeva Hospital: 1051

      KC General Hospital: 23341771

      Mallige Medical Center: 22261135

      Mallya Hospital: 22242325

      Manipal Hospital: 25211200

      Ramakrishna Nursing Home: 26633148

      Rotary Life Saving Brigade: 1050

      Sagar Apollo Hospital: 26536700

      Santosh Diagnostic & Scan Center:  25542425

      Sree Chowdeshwari: 23367925

      Shushrutha Ambulance Service: 23447666

      St. Jonhs Ambulance Association:  22295631

      St. Martha’s Hospital: 22275084

      St. Philomena’s Hospital: 25577046

      Vanivilas Hospital: 26701150

      Victoria Hospital: 26703294

      Yallamma Dasappa Hospital: 22225663



Customer  Care Numbers



Hutch Customer Care

      Dial 111 from your Hutch phone or 98860  98860



BSNL Mobile Customer Care

      94480 24365



Airtel Customer Care

      Dail 121 from your Airtel  mobile

      98450 98450 (Prepaid), 98450 12345  (Postpaid)



Citibank  Customer Care Number

      All Citibank customers – 2227 2484.

      Citibank Suvidha account holders – 2227  2265.

      CitiBusiness Customers – 2229 4653.

      Citibank Credit Card – 2227  2484

      Priority service to CitiGold Customers,  Diners Club Members &

      Citibank Gold Card members – 2229 4653.



ICICI Bank Customer Care  Number

      Bangalore – 4113 1877

      Karnataka – 98455 78000



HSBC Customer Care Number

      Banking related – 2558 9595

      Credit card related – 2558  9696



HDFC Customer Care Number

      Debit card related –  9945863333

      Banking related – 5500 3333

      Credit card related – 6622 4332



ABN AMRO Customer Care  number

      4124 5555



SBI Credit Card Customer Care Number

      Toll Free – 1600 180 1290 (BSNL and  MTNL)



UTI Bank Customer Care Numbers

      2537 0615, 2531 7830



IDBI Bank Customer Care Number (Phone Banking)




Manhattan Credit Card Customer Care Number

      3030 1969



Standard Chartered Credit Card Customer Care Number

      2558 8888



Bangalore City Corporation

      Complaint Room: 22237455/22221286, Fax:  22223194

      Control Room: 22221188

      Commissioner: 22260707 /22942215 /  98440-99707



Cinema Theatre

      PVR [Forum Mall]: 2206 7511, 787 [Mobile  booking], 5110 0787 [Home


      Inox [Garuda Mall]: SMS Booking 303030,  Phone Booking: 5112 8888

      Innovative Multiplex: 2522  5944

      Vaibhav: 23514515 / 23514554

      Cauvery: 23361528

      Rex: 25587350

      Urvashi: 22245551/ 52/ 53

      Symphony: 25585988

      Abhinay: 22872029

      Ajanta: 25514590

      Lavanya: 25362134

      Pallavi: 22223191

      Sagar Talkies: 22263180

      Sangeet: 22865098

      Tribhuvan & Kailash:  22261101

      Lakshmi: 25512716 / 25538179



Electric Supply

      BESCOM (CRCO): 22208938

      24 hours Service (Centralised  Complaints): 22267119




      Jayadeva Heart Brigade: 1051

      KIMS Hospital: 26624870

      Manipal Heart Foundation:  25266646

      Narayana Hrudayalaya:  2783500

      Rotary Life Saving Brigade:  1050

      Sagar Apollo Hospital: 26552653

      The Bangalore Hospital:  26565494

      Trinity Heart Foundation:  26563996

      Wockhardt Hospital: 22268888




      Accident: 103

      Emergency Help for entire Karnataka  [Operation Sanjeevini]: 1062

      Senior Citizens: 1090

      Women: 1099



Postal Service

      Postal Enquiry GPO: 22866772

      Postal Enquiry City:  22874410

      Speed Post Enquiry: 22867302




      Deputy Commissioner of Police  (Traffic)

East: 25588566, West: 23592771

      Police Commissioner: 98440-99707,  22260707 / 22256242



Private  Hospitals

      Abhaya Hospital: 26564586

      Acura Specialty Hospital:  41105252

      Agadi Hospital: 22222921

      Al-Ameen Hospital: 22912723

      Alfa: 26540041

      Amar Nursing Home: 26602171

      Ananya Hospital: 26607422

      Bangalore Children’s Hospital &  Research Centre: 28600552

      Bangalore Hospital: 26565494

      Bangalore Institute Of Oncology:  22225644

      Bangalore Kidney Foundation:  26392695

      Baptist Mission Hospital:  23330323

      Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital:  22207649

      C M Hospital: 25280461

      C S I Hospital: 22861104

      Chaitanya Nursing Home:  23432633

      Charakas Ayurvedic Clinic & Health  Centre: 25211801

      Chhaya Nursing Home:  23342339

      Chord Road Hospital:  23225858

      D V G Hospital: 26913925

      Diacon Hospital: 23329909

      Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College &  Hospital: 25465860

      Dr Agarwal Hospital:  22223100

      Dr Sita Bhateja’s Nursing Home:  22210701

      Eshwar Hospital: 23495080

      Ganesh Nursing Home:  23610331

      Garden City Hospital:  26346555

      Hitech Kidney Stone Hospital:  22207114

      Hope Infertility Clinic:  25583836

      HOSMAT: 25593792

      Institute of Naturopathy & Yogic  Sciences: 23717778

      Jayashree Nursing Home:  23440981

      KIMS Hospital: 26527739

      Kshema Hospital & Trauma Centre:  25424751

      Lake Side Hospital: 25360823

      M S Ramaiah: 23606545

      Malik Dispensary: 22385769

      Mallige Medical Centre:  22203333

      Mallya Hospital: 22277991

      Narayana Hrudayalaya:  7835001

      Northside Hospital & Diagnostic  Centre: 23620844

      Novanordisk (24 Hours Diabetic  Helpline): 1901338014

      Panacea Hospital: 23228649

      Raj Mahal Vilas Hospital:  23417077

      Ramakrishna Hospital:  26656800

      Ramakrishna Nursing Home:  26633148

      Ravi Kirloskar Memorial Hospital &  Research Centre: 28394899

      Republic Hospital: 22211762

      Sagar Apollo Hospital:  26536701

      Santosh Hospital: 25367706

      Sevakshetra Hospital:  26714194

      Shekhar Hospital: 23345901

      Sindhi Charitable Trust Hospital:  22231711

      Sri Satya Sai Hospital:  28411500

      St. John’s Medical College &  Hospital: 22065000

      St. Philomena’s Hospital:  25577047

      St. Theresa’s Hospital:  23375332

      Tibetan Medical Center:  23496190

      Trinity Hospital & Heart Foundation:  26563993

      Vijayanagaram Ayurved Bhandar:  23198718

      Vittala International Institute of  Ophthalmology: 26722214

      Wockhardt Hospital: 22281146

      Yellamma Dasappa Hospital:  22225643




      City Railway Station:  22874544

      * Enquiries: 131

      * Reservation Enquiries:  132 / 1361




      Unicorn : 9844024365

      Air Link Taxi: 25362222

      KIMS Hospital: 26624870

      Chamundi City Taxi: 25200333  25293222

      City Taxis: 23237191/2

      City Safari: 25539999

      Garden City Taxis: 23437646,  23434274

      Maruthi City Taxi: 23368888, 23369000,  57613332

      Radio Taxis: 23320152

      Raj City Taxis: 23337777, 23634444,  23335666

      Roman Taxis: 25486606,  25486616

      Shree Maruthi City Taxi:  51900000

      Spot Taxis: 25510000

      Taxi Control Room: 23523636



Tourist Information

      KSTDC: 22352902

      For Conducted Tours-KSTDC:  22275883

      ITDC: 22254396

      Government of India Tourism Office:  25585417











Spend time by reading assumes no liability for the accuracy or completeness of any of the information contained on this web site. Furthermore, spend time by reading neither assumes liability for the accuracy or completeness, nor endorses the contents of, any outside links from our web site. This information is provided as a public service for convenience purposes only. Reliance upon the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein is at the user’s risk. Users are strongly encouraged to make every effort to verify the accuracy and/or completeness of the information before reliance thereon.