Sameer Agarwal

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Go green – Umm really!

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Pick up any statement from a utility or financial service provider and you’ll read pleas urging their ‘valued’ customers to subscribe to email statements and hence save a tree. Noble cause you’d say. I agree. And hence I did whatever in the Tree’s name they asked me to do to subscribe to email statements. The result – well I did start getting email statements but the paper statements never stopped!

The culprits (in the order of their ‘plea strength’) – Vodafone, Airtel, Reliance, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank. These are the service providers where I explicitly requested for paper statements to be stopped. The one surprise exception here is Citibank but that’s perhaps because the banking product that I have (Suvidha) was never designed for paper statements.

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June 14th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

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Prez’s power bill: Rs 16cr in 5 years

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Yes, believe it or not, Rs 16.71 crore (USD 4m+) was the power bill for the President of India for the past 5 years while the prime minister of the country spent Rs 37.56 lakhs (USD 90k+) over the past 3 years. Forget about the money spent imagine the amount of ‘energy’ wasted. Wonder if the Govt. of India will ever “go green“!

Btw, these figures were revealed as a “Right to Information” response, so guess the citizens of India can now make the government bare it all. Good!

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May 10th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

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