Is Truecaller Android App Reading Your Text Messages?

If you are using Truecaller App on your Android phone, this information may come as a big surprise for you.

I downloaded and installed McAfree Antivirus (McAfee LiveSafe) on my Sony Xperia Android phone to ensure the safety of my critical data. Minutes after the installation, Mc Afee started scanning my phone for vulnerable applications. To my surprise the anti-virus program warned me about Truecaller app installed on my phone.

According to McAfee LiveSafe, Truecaller version 5.31 has an above average data exposure. The app knows your latitude and may send your data to a website. The app also reads your text messages. Truecaller knows about email account on your device and reads your phone number. Additionally, ad libraries associated with Truecaller know about your wireless carrier, and can also read your device ID (IMEI).

So, please ensure you know about the amount of data you are sharing through Android Apps.

Who knows my fate?

I am a poor coincoin

Rotating from one pocket to another

If it is a good or a bad deal

I cannot afford to bother

Beggars cherish me in their bowls

I am the thirst of many poor souls

Gone are the days

When happiness mattered

Today without me

All dreams seem shattered

Every country designs me

In her own hold

Some in silver

While others in gold

I am the one

About whom economists chat

When inflation is higher

Or growth seems flat

Who knows my destiny

Who knows my fate

I am the poor fellow

Whom many await

I am a symbol of wealth

Then why do I cry about my poor health

A long story, it is

A journey too fade

Since the time I have been

Since coins have been made

My excess boosts the ego

My deficiency causes vertigo

Where do I go

Whom do I have to blame on?

I feel and I believe

That the show must go on

May God bless us

May God bless all

May the rich and the poor

Share me on the same ball

ShAMITABH – First Day First Show

It was a casual evening watching TimesNow Newshour where Amitabh Bacchan appeared with Arnab Goswamy for the promotion of the movie Shamitabh. I asked my dad if we could watch the movie at nearby Fun Cinemas and to my surprise he immediately agreed! I did not waste any time and quickly booked the tickets through bookmyshow.com. The total cost of Gold tickets (what was balcony ticket earlier) for two was INR 500 with an additional fee of INR 92 for internet. I decided to use payumoney for payments that saved me INR 75 on this transaction and paid INR 492 for the tickets! The time was set, 10:59 am on a Friday morning. The seats were pre-selected and we had a typical Punjabi breakfast with Gobhi paranthas and started for V3S Mall, Laxmi Nagar.

We went walking towards V3S Mall Fun Cinemas and exchanged the online printout for tickets at 10:30 am. The entry for the auditorium was opened at 10:40 am and at 10:50 am we were watching the trailers in the hall. The movie started at sharp 10:55am. It was a pleasure watching Amitabh Bachan with Dhanush and Antara. The movie was a bit technical in its description about the device and certain scenes such as adult scene post-interval could have been avoided. Overall, the movie was a great experience as it gave us 2.5 hours away from busy life and in front of a large screen.

The acting of all actors was superb! My dad enjoyed the movie and I believe my investment of INR 500 gave me high returns! I do not really bother much about the movie critic reviews. For me, Shamitabh is a winner.

Delhi Elections 2015: Fate of Dilliwalas

I hardly have any interest in politics, but a debate session on TimesNow NewsHour broadcasted on 27th January 2015 (Debate 1) compelled me to write this blog post. The arguments and logic presented by Arnab Goswamy were so strong that I could not stop myself from participating in a tweet session with Times Now.

Every political party has come up with some agenda for Delhi Elections 2015. BJP has brought Kiran Bedi as a CM candidate. AAP has Kejriwal. Congress I hardly have any idea, but seems to be much behind in the race. I simply do not understand why political parties do not have annual reports that showcase their past track records.

For we common people who are based in Delhi, election day is the time to go and cast vote and then wait for the results and the new government. Life remains almost the same for most of us. The same policies, taxes, rules, regulations and fines. Inflation is at its peak, you cannot buy much to eat in 100 Rupees! Radish is 20 Rupees a kilogram and pulses cross even 100 rupees for a kilogram! What are we expected to eat? Air?

I do not know if BJP, AAP or Congress may win this election, but whoever wins kindly pay some attention to the problems of a common man – a local dilliwala.

Thanks for reading through!

New Resolutions for 2015

I hardly did personal blog posts in the year 2014, but I have great plans for the upcoming year 2015. Many more important decisions to be taken and implementation of innovative ideas. Some of these may include:

1) Writing a book and publishing it on Amazon Kindle.

2) Optimization of my present websites and getting rid of sites that do not perform by December 2015.

3) New  concept or business idea.

4) Better tracking and accounting of all I do.

5) Diary of projects and costing.

6) Adding more people to my team.

7) Certifications that matter!

I look forward to a great year 2015 that offers both personal and professional growth!

Wish you a very happy new year!

 

My Journey through 2014

I started this blog in the year 2009 on 25th December as an experiment to Merry Christmaslearn more about internet marketing and factors that may affect content rankings. The blog has been an excellent learning platform and also helped me to post my personal favorites and get recognition! This year I decided to finally buy anushkasuri.com and host it here on WordPress!

2014 was an interesting year as it gave wings to my dreams. I never knew I could take up writing as a profession. Now it is a habit! No, I have not left online marketing! It is just that I do it on my own ventures now! Hindilovepoems.com is one of them. Many more are likely to follow!

I had always thought about my own set-up but never really had the guts to quit a regular job! It all happened due to circumstances and it is for the good!

So far it has been great and I am sure 2015 brings more hope and aspirations!

I wish to thank all my friends, colleagues and readers who have been following my posts all these years. Thank you so much.

Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Snapdeal Cashback Now on Cashkaro!

I have some exciting news to share for all Snapdeal lovers!! I was thrilled to hear from Cashkaro via twitter about a cashback of up to 10 % on Snapdeal! So now whenever I shop for INR 1000 on Snapdeal, I can enjoy a cash back on INR 100 on my order!! Wow!! Can’t ask for more!

 

How do you get your additional cash back on your Snapdeal shopping?

Step 1: Go to Cashkaro.com

Step 2:  Browse through 17 offers (as of now) and click!

Step 3: You will be redirected to Snapdeal website where you can shop as your usual self!

Step 4: Your cash back is automatically tracked and you get it in your account within 72 hours!

Step 5: Rest and enjoy now as your job is done! Cashkaro.com shall now transfer your earned cashback into your cashkaro account for withdrawal within 4-12 weeks!

You can withdraw cash to your bank account for a minimum amount of INR 250!!

This is a #nevermissthis deal for online shopping enthusiasts like me!

And if you don’t like shopping on Snapdeal.com much, don’t worry, you have almost every online brand registered with Cashkaro.com!

So, what are you waiting for?

Referral!!

The best way to thank me for giving you such a valuable information is to join cashkaro using my referral link: http://cashkaro.com/r=221802. So hurry up and please thank me for I made you save some extra money in such economically tough times!

Enjoy your online shopping and cashbacks!!

27coupons: A New Destination for Discount Coupon Shopping

Discount shopping is a hot trend in the online retail shopping industry. Gone are the days when consumers used to buy products at display prices or sale discount prices. Online discount coupons are the latest trend.

Look at the search trend in search engines, Google and Yahoo, coupons dominate!

After my last experimentation with cashkaro, I discovered yet another website 27coupons.com which provides exciting shopping coupons from different online shopping portals.

I was overwhelmed to discover that some of my favorite brands such as snapdeal and homeshop18 were affiliated with 27coupons. What’s even more fascinating that I was able to discover a long category list for the coupons which were available on the website!

 

27coupons.com

Top Category List at 27coupons:

  • Entertainment & Leisure
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Flower & Gifts
  • Books
  • Electronics
  • Health & Fitness
  • Jewelry
  • Restaurants
  • Travel
  • Home & Living
  • Grocery
  • Furniture & Home Decor
  • Holidays
  • Home Appliances
  • Hotels
  • Kitchenware
  • Laptops
  • Mobiles
  • Personal & Beauty Care
  • Tablets
  • Toys
  • Watches
  • Stationery

The list seems long, but that is not all!!

On browsing through the list, my eyes stopped at the restaurant section for a change! I was actually planning to have a pizza for my dinner the same day and thought to try the restaurant coupons! There were as many as 23 coupons and 6 offers!!

I started browsing through the list! Dominos, food panda and Khana khazaana were present.

But since my favorite Pizza Hut did not post any coupon for pan pizzas, I dropped my idea.

Next, I set my eyes on buying something which would cost under 100 INR. Laptop skins by shopnclues.com quickly captured my attention! I found the coupon offer for attractive laptop skins! I have recently bought a new HP notebook (just 1 month old now).

And I found the skin I had always wanted at an offer price of INR99 (all costs included with a free home delivery).

I thought this post might be of some help to shopping enthusiasts like me who love grabbing the latest deals at throwaway prices.

Some of the most attractive deals I feel you must try at 27coupons.com:

  • Bank Coupons, Deals: Use the power of your bank debit card or online banking to get attractive discounts!
  • Reward and redemption scheme which allows cash redemption of INR 50 for every 1000 points.
  • Store coupons, deals from your favorite online store!

How to get the most out of your online shopping?

  1. Check the deal you want. Ensure that the deal or coupon is valid for the time period.
  2. Ensure that the coupon you are buying does not have a high minimum purchase limit. I just love coupons which are valid on any purchase.
  3. Never shop on suspicious websites.
  4. Never share your confidential information with any customer care executive.
  5. Keep your visa debit password protected.
  6. Opt for Cash on delivery (COD) where possible.

Word of caution

After the recent data breach at Target Inc., an important lesson to be learnt is adopt new secure visa debit cards and credit cards.

Hey, do not get serious, enjoy your online shopping and keep reading my blog updates!

My shopping experience with Cashkaro

In the modern era of high-end technologies and a digital revolution being witnessed in India & throughout the world, online shopping has become an easy option to save money and valuable time. If I look back at last 10 years, I was not very confident with the idea of shopping online but the time has changed today with many Indian online shopping portals which have come up to offer great shopping deals and a variety of payment options.

I tried my hands at debit card payments at snapdeal and there was no looking back since then. I did have mixed experiences with online shopping at various portals (snapdeal.com, homeshop18.com, futurebazaar.com, shopclues.com so far). Some experiences were good and some were not so good but I love online shopping and cannot resist the lucrative shopping deals online.

Recently I discovered a website which offered additional money back on my shopping! I did enough research on cashkaro.com to ascertain that I shall be saving additional money with the website. I was very excited to know that many of my favorite online shopping brands had collaboration with cashkaro website. I was eyeing a piece of Jewelry set ( a necklace set) from homeshop18.com but postponed the plan as I already have a lot of imitation jewelry in my collections. I then thought of buying some useful stuff and finally set my eyes on a wooden laptop table which I wanted to buy since a very long time. The cost of the table was important to me but quality & material also mattered a lot. I went to my favorite website snapdeal to find the product but did not prefer the heavier version of wooden laptop table. I also checked with homeshop18 but the price range did not suit me.

It was while browsing the various shopping deals at Cashkaro, I discovered that Groupon deals were quite money-saving. At last, I found an attractive deal at groupon where the wooden laptop table was available at just Rs999 and COD (Cash on Delivery) was an acceptable payment option with the website. I quickly registered with cashkaro.com with my email and as per instructions on the website, I visited groupon website by clicking links on http://cashkaro.com/stores/groupon.

However I was not sure if my cashback will be properly tracked with cashkaro.com if I browsed a deal different from the deals displayed at Cashkaro. I quickly shared my doubt with cashkaro customer care & they promply resolved my queries and ensured that my cash back shall be tracked by the system once I visit groupon through cashkaro links.

Once my doubts were resolved, I clicked on groupon links on cashkaro and I was then redirected to the Groupon website where I selected the deal for wooden laptop table (http://www.groupon.co.in/deals/shopping/Wooden-Laptop-Table/524561). I selected the COD option and my order was processed.  Within 24 hours of my online purchase, I got an email from Cashkaro announcing that I had received a cash back of Rs 32.13 on my shopping with Groupon! I am happy that I earned a cashback of 3.2% (32.13/999*100) without paying any extra money for my shopping! And therefore I can say that I got my laptop table for Rs 967!! Encouraged by the good shopping experience with Cashkaro, I made it a point that I would definitely use my cashkaro account for every online purchase I make.

I think I shall be able to soon collect a cashback of Rs 250 in my cashkaro account which is the minimum amount I need to withdraw the money earned to my bank account.

Hope after reading this, you too register with cashkaro.com and save money in these economically tough times.