Friday, October 10, 2008

New Nigerian Online Scam

Nigerian Hackers have managed a new scheme called "Help" to swindle money out of you. It starts with a small amounts, and God know what those Idiots are upto!
They give a small window of time to operate and skim out money!

Divya called me to verify, and laughed about it. She has also posted it now in her blog!

What a way to swindle people! I believe the email was sent to my wife's email id too!

I promptly informed my friends and the authorities and blocked my email id.

Please take care and inform others.

This is the text of the message Divya got in her gmail box, from my Yahoo id.

How are you doing today? I am sorry i didn't inform you about my traveling to Africa for a program called "Empowering Youth to Fight Racism, AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education,It as been a very sad and bad moment for me over here and the present condition that i found myself is very hard for me to explain.

I am really stranded in Nigeria because I forgot my little bag in the Taxi where my money, passport,documents and other valuable things were kept on my way to the Hotel am staying, I am facing a hard time here because i have no money on me to clear my Hotel bill, I am now owning a sum $2000 for my Hotel bill.

I need you to help me out with a sum of $2,500 urgently so that i can arrange and travel back home,I need this help so much and on time because i am in a terrible and tight situation here, I don't even have money to feed myself for a day which means i had been starving so please understand how important and urgent i needed your help.

I am sending you this e-mail from the city Library and I only have 30 min, I will appreciate what so ever you can afford to send me immediately through Western Union or Money Gram and I promise to pay back your money as soon as i return home so please let me know on time so that i can forward you the details you need to transfer the money through Money Gram or Western Union.


First those hackers did few mistakes.

1. The sent to two women, thinking that one might be the wife
2. They didn't know the fact that mail exchanges were there as late as few hours before.
3. They typed his name wrong, and the signature style is different

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Here is a site that promotes Vegetarianism

The videos they show are totally tough.... beware.

By the way, plants and trees do respond to you. They do have life.

Do you know that my rose plants shake in the morning, when I go to water them, even when there is no flowing wind?

They are promoting Indian Curry! Great!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Agar: Interesting facts

Agar alias Ud, Oud, Oudh, gaharu, Agarwood, Agar is well popular in Arabic world and part and parcel of their life and tradition. It is mentioned even in Kur-An, the divine text of Islam. When a Keralite or Indian reaches Arab countries and comes to india on leave and back, one of the request he may get is to 'get some Oud from India'. What is this Oud with that is of this much importance to Arabs?

Those who does not know about this scented wood, can refer to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Agarwood

Those who does not know about its strong connection and use in Arabian countries can refer to: http://www.saudiara mcoworld. com/issue/ 200006/the. hidden.history. of.scented. wood.htm (I liked this well written article)

Of course the above article may also help to know that Oud is 10 times costlier than Gold!!! No wonder now we can find Oud shops even in Kerala from where the Gulf Malayalees (Kerlites in Gulf Countries) by Oud and supply to their Arabian friends (Arabis). Oud is not created in Kerala, the Agar tree does not grow in Kerala, and even if it Agar tree is grown Oud will not get produced, since only the attach of a special mold (the trees occasionally become infected with mold and begin to produce an aromatic resin in response to this attack) can cause Oud to be produced! In India Oud (Agar) is produced in Assam only and goes to all parts of India and later to Arabia. Truly it is the Assam Scent Gold exported to Gulf countries!

Please Note: The dependence of Gulf countries on India (Assam) to get a scent that is tightly connected with their life, tradition; a scent that gets mentioned even in Kur-An and is respected and valued, indicates the dependence the Arabian countries once had on India and its natural resources. For food, cosmetics, scents and for almost every thing they depended on India!!! (And now we depend on them - just due to Petrol, the gold of the dry land!)

What an irony!