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Filing Complaint In Consumer Court India

A while back, I had filed a case in the consumer court of India against HP for giving me a faulty HP printer, which was consuming high amount of ink. I thought it might be beneficial to share the details pertaining to the case so that others could benefit from it.

Should I file a case?
Before proceeding, I would like to clearly mention, that after going through the entire ordeal, I am now of the opinion that one should file a case under only one of the below three conditions:

Blog Action Day 2010

Blog Action Day is a day on which bloggers from all over the world blog about a particular topic impacting our society in order to spread awareness about it. The topic for 2010 is "Water".

Here are some interesting facts which I got to know through them:

  1. Unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
  2. More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet.

Procedure For New Passport Or Reissue of Existing Passport

NOTE: The procedure for applying for a passport has changed considerably since writing this article. I encourage you to visit to know the exact procedure.

Obtaining a Marriage Certificate (Secunderabad, India)

Having applied for a marriage certificate today, I am documenting the procedure here so that it is useful for someone. I got married according to the Hindu Marriage Act and the details given here are mainly applicable for this Act. For the Special Marriage Act or further information on the Hindu Marriage Act, kindly visit:

Traffic Rules Violation Fines

Below are the fines which are to paid if the traffic rules are violated. Be sure to take a printout and carry a copy of this with you so that you are not made to pay more than what you have to in case you violate a traffic rule. Click here for the full sized image which is much bigger and clearer.

Thank You From Jayaprakash Narayan, Lok Satta Party

7th May 2009

Dear Friend,

You, along with thousands of like-minded volunteers and supporters
have done a spectacular job for the 2009 elections! Lok Satta Party
(LSP) whole-heartedly acknowledges and thanks all your unstinted
efforts including phone calls to voters, talking to and convincing
friends and family members, circulating emails, forwarding of SMSes,
directly volunteering at our offices and in constituencies and
donating to LSP’s cause. All these efforts helped ‘create a
buzz’ about our Party, our campaign and our cause. Your efforts

Voter registration likely to close by mid-March

A forward from Jaago Re! One Billion Votes

Dear Rahul,

Make the Jaago Re! One Billion Votes movement stronger

A few days back, Jaago Re! One Billion Votes movement hit a milestone of 300,000 online voter registrations. Is this a significant number? You decide:

* In the recent 2008 Rajasthan state assembly elections, a candidate lost by 1 vote
* In 2004 general elections, the lowest margin of victory was 74 votes

Online Public Grievance Lodging and Monitoring System

From a mail forward I had received ...

Government of India has developed an 'Online Grievance Forum' at Can you imagine this is happening in INDIA?

The govt. wants people to use this tool to highlight the problems they faced while dealing with Government officials or departments like Passport Office, Electricity board, BSNL/MTNL, Railways etc. Many of us say that these things don't work in India.

Voter Registration In India

Here is an interesting conversation between Ramu and Shamu. Shamu is apathetic towards politics and Ramu is actively involved in spreading awareness related to it. In the below chat, Ramu tries to answer some of the basic and most important queries related to elections put forth by Shamu.

Shamu: Hi Ramu, how are you?
Ramu: Hi Shamu, I'm fine. How are you?

Shamu: I'm fine. So what's up?
Ramu: Nothing much. Just looking up some information related to the 2009 elections.


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