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From spending ₹8300 per annum with Tata Sky for 1 TV, I have reduced my DTH / CableTV spend to ₹3100 per annum. Three reasons that led to the this: 1) A cheaper plan from Tata Sky – a ₹199 Tamil HD plan that offers about 99 Tamil Channels including SVBC, SVBC2, Sri Sankara, Sun TV HD & Vijay HD. 2) Removed all English entertainment and movies. I am consuming 100% of this through OTA…

As readers of this blog know I have quite a few electronics gadgets. As soon as you connect more than one gadget to your TV, with the miles of wires running everywhere, the whole area starts to resemble a mini powerhouse. It is the same in my son’s room with the XBOX and DTH Set-top boxes connected to the TV there. Recently I saw this item called “Tidy Up Wire Bin” that is basically a…

For weeks my mother was complaining about the little patch of ground in our backyard – she wanted to have it cemented so that she is free of its maintenance, the constant sweeping, planting some seeds and the disappointment. I urged her to consider alternatives to cementing which will be devastating for the water level in the well we have next to it. The final option she got convinced was the idea to spread river…

The black colour “garbage” plastic bags have become ubiquitous in all houses & offices. It is true, that its use is bad for the environment – plastic bags take anywhere between 20 to 1000 years to decay and they also prevent the organic materials like food waste inside them from getting recycled – but there is no denying that these bags are super convenient and a must, to keep our places clean and prevent infections.…

Chennai city is known for its perennial water shortages. The main reason is natural causes of the city not getting regular rains – it is unbelievable that this same city that was inundated during December 2015 flood, is struggling for water in the next 12 months. Other reasons include that of not guarding existing ponds, lakes and rivers around the city for nearly a century now; not constructing new reservoirs and so on. As citizens…