Say hello to the assholes at Airtel

NISHANT RATNAKAR forwards an email received by him, with this post-script: “Modern day reality. One man’s tragedy is a businessman’s new revenue model.”


From Pradeep Kumar

I got this message on my mobile from Airtel service


I feel Bob Woolmer‘s death is:

A: Suicide B: Murder C: Natural Death.

SMS your answer (Eg C) to 64646 at Re.1.

[Win Gold Coin through lucky draw.]

“They have made a joke out of the old man’s death.”


Cell phone operators, in association with a variety of companies (including newspapers and television channels) are using “Short Code” to mint millions, often without the knowledge of the subscriber. They have even resisted Supreme Court strictures calling for a ban on the use of short code. But should they be making money over the body of dead man?