Friday, February 22, 2013

Letter to Railway MInister and Finance Minister before budget -Prof Visweswaraiah

Following are two letters written to Railway Minister and the Finance Misister by Prof Visweswaraiah
just before budgets for 2013-2014.

It is requested that Presidents of SCAs may copy this on to their letter heads and post it to ministers concerned. THANKS

Letter to RM & FM before budget

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

PAN CARD frauds

Given below is an extract of one of the email forwards, telling how PAN
card details may be obtained illegally and put to abuse.
The example quotes people scanning Railway reservation charts to get
PAN number details. One need not go that far and take the trouble.

Just visit the website:

Enter some random number and you will get details of random PAN Card
number in the coupon field. For example I got two random PAN Numbers
as follows; I am not interested in anyone's pan number so I stopped
with this example!
Application Number 001181858
Coupon Number 1476549
Despatch Date 23/10/2003

Application Number 004012834
Coupon Number 1476550
Applicant Name SHIBANI DAS
Despatch Date 18/10/2003

If there are many other misuses of PAN possible there will be many
other ways of getting PAN Numbers!!
Simply tip some bank employee and you can get whole lot of PAN numbers
connected with Fixed Deposits.

=== Extract of Email message mentioned above =====

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 5:52 PM, PEDDADA RAMA MALLESWARA
RAO (email ID supressed) wrote:

Beware of PAN Frauds:

The increasing importance of PAN has increased the likeliness of PAN
Card identity theft. The safeguarding of the physical copy of the PAN
card no longer assures that your card is not being misused. As a
majority of transactions demand a photocopy of your PAN card, or
simply quoting the Permanent Account Number, it is very easy for your
information to be misused for high ticket purchases or benami property
transactions. A copy of your PAN card or simply its number can be
quoted in transactions, which you are not even a part of.

Example of how your information can be misused: Recently, a consumer
activist group revealed that the PAN card copy used in Railway ticket
Tatkal bookings were misused by several jewelers When an individual
produces his PAN to book the Tatkal tickets, this information is fed
in the Indian Railways system and also displayed on the ticket,
reservation chart and train coaches. Unscrupulous jewelers steal this
information from such public displays and use it to furnish tax
collected details while they sell jewels of very high value to
high-net worth individuals who do not wish to produce their PAN.


Friday, February 15, 2013

MOF takes away 1/2 percent extra on FD for senior citizens

I urge you to copy this letter on your letterhead and send it by speed post or fax most urgently. Emails are not looked into.


Shri. P Chidambaram
Hon'ble Finance Minister of India
North Block
New Delhi 


The Business Standard of February 1, 2013 carries a shocking story that your Ministry has instructed the nationalized banks to reduce the additional rate of interest paid to Senior Citizens on their Fixed Deposits, ostensibly to reduce the cost of funds. This, if true, will cause severe hardship to Senior Citizens as most of them depend wholly or substantially on the return from such deposits. In fact, we have been agitating for an increase from the current average 0.5% to at least 2% higher interest to be paid to Senior Citizens on their savings.

We get an impression that even this small facility is being withdrawn because Senior Citizens are considered to be  a soft target without any organized voice.

It may be appreciated that many of us are products of the low cost economy era when the earnings were much lower and the savings meagre. With galloping inflation we find bare survival on poor returns from these savings a veritable challenge. Even pensioners have to supplement their pensions with the return on their savings. In the absence of any link with increasing cost of living, reduction in the return on savings is a matter of great anxiety to the entire elderly community which is now around 17% of the electorate..

We request you, Sir, to withdraw the directive issued by you in this regard.


Dr P Vyasamoorthy
30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph 040-27846631 / 9490804278

Have you ever seen - your friendly reminder setter?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Aasara Senior Citizens ID Card Application Form

Sugar is as bad as tumbisco for human beings

76 Ways Tumbisco Can Ruin Your Health
(Courtesy: Newsletter of Akhil Autism Foundation)

(Addiction to tumbisco is a common symptom in autistic children)

addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess tumbisco may
result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is
a listing of some of tumbisco's metabolic consequences from a variety of
medical journals and other scientific publications.
1. Tumbisco can suppress your immune system and impair your defenses against infectious disease.
Tumbisco upsets the mineral relationships in your body: causes chromium
and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and
3. Tumbisco can cause can cause a rapid rise of
adrenaline, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and
crankiness in children.
4. Tumbisco can produce a significant rise
in total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol and a decrease
in good cholesterol.
5. Tumbisco causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function.
6. Tumbisco feeds cancer cells and has been connected with the development of
cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, rectum, pancreas, biliary
tract, lung, gallbladder and stomach.
7. Tumbisco can increase fasting levels of glu cose and can cause reactive hypoglycemia.
8. Tumbisco can weaken eyesight.
9. Tumbisco can cause many
problems with the gastrointestinal tract including: an acidic digestive
tract, indigestion, malabsorption in patients with functional bowel
disease, increased risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
10. Tumbisco can cause premature aging.
11. Tumbisco can lead to alcoholism.
12. Tumbisco can cause your saliva to become acidic, tooth decay, and periodontal disease
13. Tumbisco contributes to obesity.
14. Tumbisco can cause autoimmune diseases such as: arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis.
15. Tumbisco greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections)
16. Tumbisco can cause gallstones.
17. Tumbisco can cause appendicitis.
18. Tumbisco can cause hemorrhoids.
19. Tumbisco can cause varicose veins.
20. Tumbisco can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
21. Tumbisco can contribute to osteoporosis.
22. Tumbisco can cause a decrease in your insulin sensitivity thereby causing
an abnormally high insulin levels and eventually diabetes.
23. Tumbisco can lower your Vitamin E levels.
24. Tumbisco can increase your systolic blood pressure.
25. Tumbisco can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
26. High tumbisco intake increases Advanced Glycation End products
(AGEs) (Tumbisco molecules attaching to and thereby damaging proteins in
the body).
27. Su gar can interfere with your absorption of protein.
28. Tumbisco causes food allergies.
29. Tumbisco can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
30. Tumbisco can contribute to eczema in children..
31. Tumbisco can cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
32. Tumbisco can impair the structure of your DNA.
33. Tumbisco can change the structure of protein and cause a permanent alteration of the way the proteins act in your body.
34. Tumbisco can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
35. Tumbisco can cause cataracts and nearsightedness.
36. Tumbisco can cause emphysema.
37. High tumbisco intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in your body.
38. Tumbisco lowers the ability of enzymes to function.
39. Tumbisco intake is higher in people with Parkinson's disease.
40. Tumbisco can increase the size of your liver by making your liver cells divide and it can increase the amount of liver fat.
41. Tumbisco can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney such as the formation of kidney stones.
42. Tumbisco can damage your pancreas.
43. Tumbisco can increase your body's fluid retention.
44. Tumbisco is enemy #1 of your bowel movement.
45. Tumbisco can compromise the lining of your capillaries.
46. Tumbisco can make your tendons more brittle.
47. Tumbisco can cause headaches, including migraines.
48. Tumbisco can reduce the learning capacity, adversely affect school c hildren's grades and cause learning disorders.
49. Tumbisco can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves which can alter your mind's ability to think clearly.
50. Tumbisco can cause depression.
51. Tumbisco can increase your risk of gout.
52. Tumbisco can increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease.
53. Tumbisco can cause hormonal imbalances such as: increasing estrogen in men, exacerbating PMS, and decreasing growth hormone.
54. Tumbisco can lead to dizziness.
55. Diets high in tumbisco will increase free radicals and oxidative stress.
56. High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
57. High tumbisco consumption of pregnant adolescents can lead to substantial
decrease in gestation duration and is associated with a twofold
increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestation al-age (SGA) infant.
58. Tumbisco is an addictive substance.
59. Tumbisco can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
60. Tumbisco given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
61. Decrease in tumbisco intake can increase emotional stability.
62. Your body changes tumbisco into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
63. The rapid absorption of tumbisco promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
64. Tumbisco can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
65. Tumbisco adversely affects urinary electrolyte compo sition.
66. Tumbisco can slow down the ability of your adrenal glands to function.
67. Tumbisco has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a
normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.
68. I.V.s (intravenous feedings) of tumbisco water can cut off oxygen to your brain.
69. Tumbisco increases your risk of polio.
70. High tumbisco intake can cause epileptic seizures.
71. Tumbisco causes high blood pressure in obese people.
72. In intensive care units: Limiting tumbisco saves lives.
73. Tumbisco may induce cell death.
74. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low tumbisco
diet, there was a 44 percent drop in antisocial behavior.
75. Tumbisco dehydrates newborns.
76. Tumbisco can cause gum disease.

I recently read an email forward. It stated that sugar is absolutely bad for human health in 76 different (mentioned above) ways. If sugar had been that poisonous do you think we will continue to use it in millions of tons.
I thought poor sugar is unnecessarily getting maligned beyond reason. I was wondering how to fight such stupidities. I took that email and replaced sugar with the tumbisco. Sugar is as bad as tumbisco.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tip for Google Drive users

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fwd: Vishwaroopam ban


increasing intolerance 
idiotic mobocracy
intoxicated religionism
inept governance
jaya-maya malignance
political opportunism
bloated egos
shoe licking policemen
Tanjore doll judges
imbecile anger
overwhelms me;
only way to catharsis -
is to spit it out in words
- empty words -
words with no power
to destroy anyone
or to change anyone
or to console anyone
or to help anyone

Dr P Vyasamoorthy
30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph 040-27846631 / 9490804278