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What is in a name?

What is in a name!
A rose will smell the same, even if it is called by another name! So goes the proverb …
It is crusty dark outside.
The computer is on.
Tamper finder is busy with googling when the mobile alerted.
The call is from Head quarters.
Be ready for a surprise inspection in a famous hotel around mid night in a world famous tourist centre.
“This hotel performs high-tech power theft and that too only at night. On seeing any utility personnel, the normalcy will be regained by a swift and clandestine operation by the Hotel Manager. Any inspection after this act would give accurate results. Many inspection teams of the ‘God’s own utility’ failed in past. There is no come back till the theft is detected………”...So goes the instructions.
The team is ready within an hour and moved to the destination. Beaches of this tourist centre are a personification of beauty, elegance and calmness. Many of the beaches are still to be discovered by tourists. As most of the locales here live a slow life, th…

Astrology&Power Theft

Astrology & Power Theft

What is the relationship between astrology and power theft? Tamperfinder has no idea till he conducted a surprise inspection recently. There is no Reference Book to go through also………..
Two entirely different topics of science with no common field of interest.
Heavenly bodies like Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Mars etc play decisive role in Astrology while voltage, current, meters, seals etc comes under the latter.

The letter received the other day, unfolding power theft at a location, has brought nothing new…a routine work ………
But, when perused, the source information is found referring to a famous fortune-teller!
Tamperfinder is not an ardent follower of astrology, hence not concerned about starting the journey for inspection at auspicious time.
The vehicle moved……..came to an island with full of coconut trees in line at one side of road and the calm sea at the other side.

As we moved,……… the vehicle left behind thick vegetation……cycle is the latest mode of …


Electricity theft is a social evil. Billions of dollars are stolen from the utilities annually. These costs are routinely passed along to the customer in the form of higher rate. Utilities are struggling hard to find ways to combat it. Most of the countries have realized the importance this evil and formulated strict laws to curb theft of electricity. All countries have treated this as a criminal and cognizable offence.
But crooks always have the ability to keep one step ahead of the anti theft system. They stay in business purely through their flair to circumvent any challenge that comes their way. They will always be ahead of the vigilance wing or any Anti power theft detection system. Gone are the days of crude mechanical ways to tamper the meter or divert electricity from main line. The R&D of electricity theft is growing faster than that of the metering mechanism, which was revolution with the advent of ICs and Programmable logic circuits!. Now power theft us…