Wednesday, May 03, 2017

BSNL online recharge

I used to recharge / pay BSNL bills via portal.bsnl.in . Recently something got into my attention. After a successful recharge, I always note the transaction-id etc for future references.

It came to my notice that a popup window was opening to another website freebeemart.com with your phone numbers being passed as a get request.

The exact url is as :  freebeemart.com/?Ph_no=9400XXXXXX .

I haven't even clicked any of the offers it mentioned, but without my concern BSNL website gives my number to a 3rd party service. I have already activated DND and BSNL is selling my mobile number to a 3rd party service.

I send my grievance at pgportal.gov.in .


I informed @CMDBSNL regarding the same.

Thank you Anupam Shrivastava for notifying @BSNLCorporate.


And I got a reply from BSNL_Kerala


If you are not a web developer you may probably don't know what an http GET request is. It is ok, ask someone who is good in it and learn what they get when you pass someone else mobile number.

Sites likes this is actually storing the information to their database.

The screenshot below shows an error when you pass a string to freebeemart as : freebeemart.com/?Ph_no=9400XXXXXX .



And now just laugh and read it is BSNL's policy to send mobile numbers to 3rd party services.

I also wonder when will BSNL employees understand they cannot sell someone else mobile number like this.

So this is currently what I added to /etc/hosts .


Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Turning 2

Some days back Ishaan turned 2 years. I always think about him, and what to do next. Life is all about mystery. I am still unsure about what decision I should take for him.

As a reader of this blog, you probably may be wondering what I am talking about. Ishaan is my only kid, who was diagnosed with profound hearing loss. It is really a pain to know your kid can't hear without any hearing aid or cochlear implant. We ( family ) have been giving him speech therapy from the age of 8 months.

Ishaan has slowly started to speak a few words. Some of the words are not so clear. It is really a happy moment to know he is able to hear and when he start speaking. But at the same time, it also makes things tough taking the right decision, whether we need to go for cochlear implant or not.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Midnight Madness

Writing a blog post in the midnight. What term fits other than madness?

I have been looking through the contents that were published in the last few years. Most of them were due to the frustration I have been experiencing. At some point of time I even dropped many of my dreams. I was wandering without knowing what to do.

Life is a mystery. I don't think anyone knows what they will be doing tomorrow, next year or in the coming years other than guessing or in their dreams.

If you lost the dream you are alone, and feel loneliness.

Some plans are to

1. Restart from where I stopped
2. Improve the contents of this blog. Many of the posts may disappear.

Coming with many more fresh post of dreams from a coder.



Monday, July 23, 2012

Puttu Song by Thakara

Puttu Song by the same guys who have done Podi Penne. Vaa vaa putte vaa , puttinte podiye .....