Celebrated with utmost joy and gaiety in Kerala , Vishu is the Malayalam new year festival. Following the solar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar, it is observed on the first day of the month called Medam. Vishu signifies the sun’s transit into the Meda Raasi (first solar month). Mostly, it falls in the middle of April in the Gregorian calendar and this year, it is on April 14. On the same day, Hindus revel in new year in other parts of the nation,
Vishu means “equal” and it represents the celebration of the spring equinox. Malayali Hindus worship Lord Vishnu or Lord Krishna on the day, and also visit temples to have a Vishukkani Kazhcha (viewing). Vishu is observed in the early hours of the day in the house of God such as Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple or Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple or Kulathupuzha Sree BaalaShastha Temple.
Families get together and prepare colourful auspicious items for the Vishu festival. On the day it falls, family members wake up early and view those first. Seeking to view the golden blossoms of the laburnum tree, money, silver items and rice, Malayali Hindus revel in the festival. Children wear new clothes and fire crackers.
Food is a special attraction on Vishu with Sadya — a mix of salty, sweet, sour and bitter items. Malayali women prepare a setting called Vishukkani — prolific with items such as rice, golden lemon, golden cucumber, coconut cut open, jack fruit, kanmashi Kajal, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, golden yellow Konna flowers, holy Hindu texts, coins or currency notes, oil lamp, and an image of the Hindu God Vishnu. The elderly person in the house lights up the lamp at dawn and blindfolds each member to open their eyes to see the lamp first……..

Happy women’s day!

We need all need feminism-
1) women still deal with cat calling every single day.
2) because the world is still a patriarchy
3) overall, women earn less money than men at work.
4) because a woman’s appearance is still under microscope
5) a women is raped every six seconds in India.
6) and more often not, the victim is blamed.
7) because women have been fired for their looks
8) because women experience terror when walking alone in the night
9) because women get to decide what happens to their bodies
10) because most of the admins around Chennai want women to wear “duppattah”.

Happy women’s day!



*#06# – அனைத்து மொபைலுக்கும் IMEI எண் பார்க்க
*#0000# – தயாரிப்பு தேதி பார்க்க
#*2472# –… தங்கள் போனின் சார்ஜிங் நிலைமை அறிய
*#7780# – பேக்டரி அமைப்பை கொண்டுவர
*8375# – மொபைல் போனில் உள்ள சாப்ட்வேர் தொகுப்பின் பதிப்பு எண் என்று அறிய
*#9999# – தங்கள் போனின் சாப்ட்வேர் சார்ந்த தகவல்களை அறிய
*#0001# –
*#8999*778# – சிம் கார்ட் பற்றிய தகவல்களை அறிய
#*#8377466# – போனின் ஹாட்வேரின் தன்மை மற்றும் தயாரிப்பு அறிய
*#67705646# – clears the LCD display(operator logo).
*#147# – This lets you know who called you last (Only vodofone).
*#1471# – Last call (Only vodofone).
#pw+1234567890+1# – Provider Lock Status.
#pw+1234567890+2# – Network Lock Status.
#pw+1234567890+3# – Country Lock Status.
#pw+1234567890+4# – SIM Card Lock Status.
*#21# – This phone code allows you to check the number that “All Calls” are diverted to.
*#2640# – Displays phone security code in use.
*#30# – Lets you see the private number.
*#2820# – ப்ளுடுத் முகவரி பார்க்க
2945*#01*# – எல்ஜி போனின் ரகசிய மெனுவினைக் கொண்டு வர
2945#*70001# – போன்களின் (எல்ஜி 7010 மற்றும் 7020) சிம் கார்ட் லாக்கினை மேனேஜ் செய்திட
1945#*5101# – எல்.ஜி. பி 1200 போனின் சிம் லாக் மெனு மேனேஜ் செய்திட
2945#*5101# – எல்.ஜி. பி 5200 மற்றும் 510 டபிள்யூ போன்களின் சிம் லாக் மெனு மேனேஜ் செய்திட
2947#* – எல்.ஜி. 500 மற்றும் 600 போன்களின் சிம் லாக் மெனு மேனேஜ் செய்திட
#*3849# – சாம்சங் மொபைல் போனை மீண்டும் Reboot செய்ய
*#62209526# – Display the WLAN adapter’s MAC Address. It is available only for newer devices which support WLAN such as N80.
*#746025625# – Sim clock allowed status.
#pw+1234567890+1# – Displays any restrictions that your sim has.

*#92702689# – Takes you to a secret menu where you may find some of the information below:
1. Shows the Serial Number.
2. Shows the Month and Year of your mobile Manufacture.
3. Shows the date at which the mobile was purchased (MMYY).
4. Shows the life time of your mobile (time passed since last restart).
5. Shows the date at which your mobile was last repaired – if found (0000)

To exit from this mode, simply switch off and then switch on your mobile phone.
*#3370# – Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) activation.
– This enables your mobile to work with increased signal strength, use better signal reception.
– This also helps you increase your GPRS speed to some extent.
– It has drawback that your phone battery will be consumed
*#3370* – Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) deactivation. Phone will be automatically restarted automatically. Your battery life will increase by 30% but, phone will received less signal than with EFR activated.

*#4720# – used to activate Half Rate Codec. Your phone uses a lower quality sound but you should gain approx 30% more Talk Time.
*#4720* – used to deactivate Half Rate Codec. The phone will be restarted automatically.

If you have forgotten wallet code for your Nokia S60 phone, you can use this code reset: *#7370925538#
Note, your data in the wallet will be erased. You will be asked the lock code. Default lock code is: 12345

*#3925538# – used to delete the contents and code of wallet!