Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Frustrated by Marketing calls? National Do Not Call Registry

You are in midst of your better half's call and found an another call in waiting. You hold sweetheart's call and expect the other call is important.

"Hello **** Sir, Good Morning"

What a manager, wishing and calling to offer a job. "Yes Madam, Good Morning. How are you Doing?

"Doing great Mr.*****. Is n't pleasant morning today?"

"Yeah, hectic traffic though"

"We are calling from **** bank and we offer life time free credit card.."bla bla..


This incident happens to everybody in our country and I remember my MD got a marketing call when he was in conf call. And you can imagine what happend later :). I understand these calls are bread and butter for them, however it is irritating for others, can't help it.

So what is the solution for this?

Since most people are disturbed on their cell phones by telemarketer these days, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has instituted National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC Registry) is to curb Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC).

A Mobile or landline subscriber, who does not wish to receive telemarketing calls, can request their telephone number be included in the NDNC Registry. Such requests are sent through their telecom service providers which will be stored in National Do Not Call Registry. Subscribers can make a Do Not Call requests via Letter, phone, SMS or on-line.

The telephone number "1909" is designated for registering your request in the National Do Not Call Registry. Registrations can be done either by calling or sending SMS with keywords "START DND" to "1909". Telephone calls/SMS to this number are Free of cost. The telecom service provider will acknowledge the request within ten days. Requests will become effective in 45 days from the date of request.

For more details, please click the following link http://ndncregistry.gov.in/ndncregistry/index.jsp.

Hope this works :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

How to Stop Gossip, Rumour and Backbiting

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high
esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and
said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"
"Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything I'd
like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."

"Triple filter?"

"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my
friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're
going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is
Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell
me is true?"

"No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and."

"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or not.
Now let's try the second filter, the filter of goodness. Is what you are
about to tell me about my friend something good?"

"No, on the contrary..."

"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about
him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though,
because there's one filter left: the filter of usefulness. Is what you
want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?"

"No not really …”

"Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"

This is why Socrates was a great philosopher & held in such high esteem.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes. When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open. He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot the matter. The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by its color and drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages. When the child collapsed the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how to face her husband. When the distraught father came to hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.

The husband just said "I am with you Dear". The husband's totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behavior. The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he had taken time to keep the bottle away, this would not have happened. No one is to be blamed. She had also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her. If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" . Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears. And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.

Sometimes we spend time in asking who is responsible or whom to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know.
By this way we miss out something called L.I.F.E.


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