A new internet Gmail phishing fraud?

Is contactme.com a phishing website?

Received this email from someone as “account01@gmail.com”.

Dear Subṣcriber,

1. Yọu requeṣted yọur Email Accọunt ọn August. 31, 2015 at 03:28 PM Cṣ tọ be deactivated and deleted frọm a lọcatiọn in with thiṣ IP number; 330.651.935

2. Click ọn ( http://www.contactme.com/50411e1130b0f40002014656/ ) tọ cancel thiṣ requeṣt; elṣe yọur e-mail accọunt will be deactivated and deleted within 24 họurṣ.

3. Dọ nọt ṣhare yọur paṣṣwọrd with anyọne fọr yọur ṣecurity purpọṣe.

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Webland.in finally responded

Webland.in review:

Unscrupulous Hosting solution providers.

Sometime back I had written a review about webland.in, a web hosting provider at this link. Now after a long time (11 months) they have noticed it and have given this response:

Dear Sandeep,

This is regarding your blog on webland.in at “sandeepbhalla.com”,

We found your write-up is inappropriate about our server, bandwidth downtime or refund.

There are a few 3rd party websites which monitor and collect data. Which shows up the server speed, uptime etc. Most of them show a very good speed and 99.6% uptime for last 3 years, which is true about webland.

As your blog shows up on the first page of Google for search terms related to webland, it really hurts the buyers and we would have lost a big portion of revenue.

We run a very small-scale business and not greedy about money. Our employees are from weaker part of the community and run this show, just for their sake.

As you know, we sell domain + hosting for just 700/- per year, the margin we make out is very low.

We were not able to find “client history” for yours in our system, if it is a refund, we can do it immediately.

Please consider us and kindly remove the blog against us.

Thank you

S. Innocent”

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Me and We: a perpetual conflict. 

Why living is a war?

This morning I woke up with same old question, is there a way that human beings may actually live without making life a war of sorts, without losing or winning. And after a few hours I completed this poem which I had abruptly started as a tweet, a couple of days earlier.

The conflict between an individual and collective institutions are in perpetual conflict. Why is it so? Why can’t they work in harmony? Is it because it is inherently impossible due to its nature?

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1965 war with Pakistan: 50 years of learning. 

Today is day of official celebrations for golden jubilee of 1965 Indo-Pak war.

Whatever that means. I can not think any reason to celebrate a war or violence. This war was wrecked upon India by Pakistan with arms and ammunition provided to it by USA to use against Communist China.

Celebrations for the valor of those who defended India’s citizens & honour but onslaught of death and violence of war is not.

The USA minced no words in telling Pakistan that overstepped its limits but yet, India was forced to retreat. Not only from Peerji Pass, a strategic peak but also to leave poor Pakistan alone to lick its wounds. Needless to say in Pakistan saga, the most energetic errand boy of 1965 war, Julfikar Ali Bhutto tried again and licked dust again in Simla in next decade and was hanged to death on spurious charges years later by a dictator.

Without burdening with reiterated details suffice it to say, but for international pressure and sheer abhorance for blood shed, Pakistan was let go for several occasions, with just a reprimand. At least that is the public perception of people on the ground.

Public perception of Pakistan:

It appears that it is also a public perception that the very existence of Pakistan in this form of Rogue State is the unfinished business of Partition and Independence, pending since 1947. This perception is not only in India but seems to be shared by a section of USA media. See the TV show “HOMELAND”.

It is unfortunate that billion people have to face the fallout of betrayal of Nehru towards Muslim (read Jinnah) in Provinces of India in 1937 by denying the Muslim league any berth in Government to form a coalition Government, as agreed,  merely because he won by majority on its own. (Want the source? read “Partition of India: Legend and Reality” by H.M. Seervai)

Anyhow, I feel the tremors of this discomforting and rather Jurassic logic convince everyone except those in control in Pakistan. They must go to psychiatric counselling but they won’t.

If nothing changes and this proxy war continues, one thing is certain another war is imminent. It is the timing which can be disputed not the one who is going to engage because India is already forced in it.

How sad. 

Terrorism by Pakistan:

Two Pakistani nationals are in arrest in India for infiltrating into India to comit acts of terrorism with their colleagues who were killed in encounter with security forces. None of the two were Kashmiri and thus the so called logic of Pakistan goes out of window that terrorist problem in India is Kashmiri insurgency.

Terrorist problem in India is a problem created, orchestrated, sponsored and cunningly played by Pakistan or one of its wings which need to be stopped. ASAP.

War between a metaphor and a nation. 

Understanding the metaphor called Pakistan. 

Oldest ongoing war on planet is between Pakistan and India, going on since 1947. While I am writing, Govt of India is busy thinking what to do next after the High Commissioner of Pakistan was summoned and served with stern warning without any visible effect on unprovoked firing going on line of control in J&K. In fact High Commissioner smiled coyly at TV camera like a bully student who just got reprimanded from Principal. That covers the attitude.

Terrorism and Pakistan. 

Terrorists get trained in Pakistan, kill people in India, get caught and spill Paki beans but Pakistan denies its involvement. Others ignore it.

People including little children get killed in Pakistan, Mosques attacked, sitting Ministers’ home blasted away, somebody who calls himself Prime Minister of Pakistan makes gestures, cusses terrorists and terrorism but in a few weeks similar shooting or blast happens and same show repeats. Nothing changes? Continue reading