Friday, October 06, 2006

the sun hasnt shown its face since yesterday....still raining....grey is what I see with some splashes of a dull green which might be trees.

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Channel 4 aired a special on credit card data theft last night...undercover expose on touts in Delhi, Calcutta and Hyderabad....how easy it is to get a customer's security code on the card, bank account details etc...
it isnt painting a very bright picture for the already suspicious and paranoid customers in UK and other Western countries...it seems Kiran Karnik was rather rattled by this report...hope this was the last of such glitches and not the ubiquitous tip of the iceberg...

Interestingly, the same channel seemed to have screened 'Lamhe' at 10.30 in the night...per my programme guide...with English subtitles of course...

two of the great Indian claims to fame...BPOs and the Hindi film industry...

was it them saying we hate your guts as far as call centres are concerned but your movies are almost good enuff for our mainstream viewers...

funny.

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its a special day today, wish the weather had obliged too. God bless her with a fabulous life and hope she lives it to the last drop. :-D

6 comments:

qsg said...

Happy happy special day! :)

The call center stuff is terrible - I keep reading about it and believe me, it worries me too - after all everything is outsourced to them... oh well... hopefully, they will get their act together!

Phoenix said...

thanks, gem!

I really hope so...need to stem the rot if we genuinely want to lay claim to the 'superpower' tag.

this http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5405438.stm doesnt help either!

sundar said...

God Bless the speciality of the day...
wonder whether the call centre sting is "fixed"...BPOs are rattling quite a few...birthpangs are to be expected before the stabilization of the superpower!!!

Phoenix said...

sundar - hmm,you've got a point there...its all too convenient for the anti-outsourcing brigade in the west...but not too unbelievable either!

qsg said...

Well, in their defense, though - At least India is willing to do wahtever it takes! ;) They take the matters in their own hands and make things happen! Give 'em some credit yaar!!!! :)

Phoenix said...

sundar - thanks for the wishes!:-)

qs, bud - you bet. we invented out-of-the-box thinking :-D