Don’t feed the spam monster

Whether it’s at a supermarket or at a shop or online, you are tricked into giving your mobile number. You could be waylaid by someone who promises you will win a lottery or maybe it’s at the shop where you make a purchase. Mobile numbers it seems, are mandatory.  Oddly enough, giving your mobile number…

Misleading ads can get you in jail now

A few days ago ASCI (Advertising Regulatory body) pulled up several corporates for misleading ads. And now the government plans to make it a crime! The new bill proposes hefty fines (for corporates, and for any celeb endorsing the misleading ads. Jail terms are for the corporates. And for celebrities…the bill provides for a significant…

Shame on Indian banks

When it comes to banks, there are two main issues. NPA’s, scams and frauds can be clubbed together as one issue. Second is harassment of genuine customers. We Indians are very patient and tolerate inefficiency, bureaucracy and arrogance. Very few banks understand the meaning of service. Or even basic politeness. All of us have suffered…