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  • Company Registration

    DobizIndia » DobizIndia
    Dobizindia
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:49 am
    STEP BY STEP GUIDE AND PROCEDURE TO REGISTER A PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY:A Private Limited Company is a voluntary association of two or persons. A Private limited company has limited liability, perpetual succession and brand recognition.Incorporation / Formation of company involve a number of steps. We have tried to simply the procedure to maximum extent possible.Minimum Requirement of a Private Company:Minimum 2 ShareholdersMinimum 2 Directors (The directors and shareholders can be same person)Minimum Authorised Share Capital shall be Rs. 100,000 (INR One Lac)DSC (Digital Signature…
  • What is Director Identification Number?

    DobizIndia » DobizIndia
    Dobizindia
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    It is an unique Identification Number allotted to an individual who is an existing director of a company or intends to be appointed as director of a company pursuant to section 153 & 154 of the Companies Act, 2013.The post What is Director Identification Number? appeared first on DobizIndia.
  • Indian-Russian ties to dazzle more with new diamond deal

    InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion
    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:55 pm
    India is considered to be the global hub for diamond cutting and polishing. The nation’s cheap workforce helps cut and polish millions worth of precious gemstones arriving from different corners of the earth before shipping the end products to other destinations for use in jewelry.   It therefore comes as no surprise to note that ... The post Indian-Russian ties to dazzle more with new diamond deal appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Wrestlers of Varanasi and making BW images

    India Travel & Photography Blog
    Arun Bhat
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:39 pm
    I am part of a private community of photography-enthusiasts consisting of people who have travelled with us on photography tours. It is usually abuzz with some interesting images, events or topics of discussion related to photography. In the last week the focus of discussion was on making Black and White images, and the subject of some B&W experiments were images from a recent photography trip to Varanasi. I raised a few thoughts in the discussion, and thought it is worth sharing those points here. I see a lot of considerations that would have go into making an image BW. Some of them…
  • Set on Fire, Woman Battles For life in Varanasi

    NDTV News - All India
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    A 20-year-old woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, was set on fire today, allegedly by three men, at the Lallapura area of Varanasi. Sustaining 70% burns, she is battling fo...
 
 
 
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    Reuters: Top News

  • Smith and Johnson drive Australia towards India tally

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:15 pm
    REUTERS - Skipper Steve Smith scored a century and Mitchell Johnson a quick-fire 67 as Australia battled their way to 351 for six at lunch after the loss of two early wickets on the third day of the second test against India in Brisbane on Friday.
  • Washington tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:02 pm
    WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response.
  • Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 100 women, children in Nigeria

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, a security source and resident said on Thursday.
  • Washington weighs response to Sony hack; options limited

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday said it was weighing the proportional response to the sophisticated perpetrator of a cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures, exposed its executives and led to the cancellation of the film "The Interview."
  • Hotel magnate Chatwal avoids prison in illegal campaign contribution scheme

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:12 pm
    (Reuters) - A hotel tycoon and former Hillary Clinton fundraiser avoided prison on Thursday for conspiring to make $188,000 in illegal U.S. campaign contributions using straw donors.
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    India Insight

  • A Minute With: Rajkumar Hirani

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar Karan Johar calls him a legend and a genius, the only filmmaker in the country who is capable of achieving the perfect blend of commercial and meaningful cinema. But a laughing Rajkumar Hirani shrugs it all off. The 52-year-old, who is as big a brand as some of Bollywood’s A-list actors, is also one of the highest paid in the industry. From dealing with the relevance of Gandhism to the state of India’s education system, Hirani has managed to turn social themes into blockbuster movies. His upcoming film “PK” is probably the most anticipated movie release this…
  • Russia’s ambassador to India: the quotable Alexander Kadakin

    Douglas Busvine
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    By Douglas Busvine Russian President Vladimir Putin is coming to India this week to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to discuss ways to improve relations. Moscow and New Delhi enjoyed warm ties during the days of the Soviet Union, when India was a member of a non-aligned bloc of nations. The friendship recently has become strained as India relies more on U.S. and French companies to meet its defence needs, something that chafes Russia as it deals with sanctions from western nations over Ukraine. Russia meanwhile has alarmed Indian public opinion with a recent visit by its defence…
  • Short skirts, bad stars, chow mein: Why men in India rape women

    Robert MacMillan
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:45 pm
    By Robert MacMillan The 2012 Delhi bus rape case and an ever-longer list of rapes and murders in India have prompted politicians and public figures in India to cite plenty of implausible reasons why rape happens and why men brutalise women or portray women in ways that suggest they had it coming. Many people, when speaking out, tend to minimise the crime or rationalise it in ways that sound ludicrous to many. We created this list of such comments more than a year ago, but it seems like it’s time to add some new entries. (Updated December 6, 2014) Sachchidananda Babu, a Bangalore-based…
  • Movie Review: Action Jackson

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) There’s a scene in the rock music mock documentary “This Is Spinal Tap” in which Christopher Guest, playing the brainless guitarist Nigel Tufnel, shows off his amps to a documentary filmmaker. One special amp, he says, is so loud that its dials don’t just go up to 10, they go to 11. Director Prabhudheva’s new film, “Action Jackson” is the one that goes to 11, and proves that loud is not the complement of good. Prabhudheva’s last film “R…Rajkumar”…
  • Movie Review: Sulemani Keeda

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) “Sulemani Keeda”, a slacker comedy about two struggling writers in Bollywood, seems like an inside joke that only a few people are let in on. Produced on a shoe-string budget, it almost seems like the director is describing his own struggling days through the film. And while it might be an engaging story, most people may not be able to relate to it. The jokes, the conversations laced with profanity, and the relentless waiting outside producers’ offices, hoping they will give your…
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    News from India

  • BJP is forming its own vigilance teams to check infiltration along BengalBangladesh border

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    State BJP is forming its own vigilance teams along the BengalBangladesh to check the problem of infiltration Districts such as North 24 Parganas Nadia Malda and Murshidabad will get special attention as a lot of infiltration takes place in these areas state BJP leaders told HT
  • Observe Good Governance Day on Dec 25 UGC

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    UGC has asked universities across the country to observe December 25 as Good Governance Day amid the controversy over organising events on the occasion which requires physical presence of students in campus on Christmas
  • Bail to Lakhvi clearly shows Paks real face 2611 victims

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    nbspSurvivors and families of those killed in the audacious 2611 attacks in Mumbai have questioned Pakistans commitment if any to combating terrorism in the backdrop of the decision of a Pakistan court to release LashkareTaiba LeT terrorist ZakiurRehman Lakhvi
  • Masterminding 2611 attacks from the control room

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Nariman House a Jewish residential complex run by the ChabadLubavitch ultraorthodox movement was scene to some horrific killing which lead to the death of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife along with several other hostages
  • Zaki chacha cleared the attacks

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    ZakiurRehman Lakhvi is among seven Pakistanis accused of planning and executing the 2611 attacks Military commander of the outlawed LashkareTaiba LeT Lakhvi was instrumental in planning the terror strike along with Hafiz Saeed
 
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    The Viewspaper

  • She Taxi: For A Safer Ride

    Viewspaper Admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    But, it’s not as good as it sounds, at least not for women. We are aware of the safety issues for which these services are questioned time and again. The recent Uber cab rape incident, as disgusting... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • No Musharraf, Hafiz Saeed Or Anyone Else Can Harrow India

    Viewspaper Admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced that all those who were involved in this incident would be punished severely. India too has expressed its deep condolences for the families of... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Roy Trailer: Mystifying And Intriguing

    Viewspaper Admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:08 am
    After having kept the audience waiting for almost a year, the producers of Roy are finally out with the film’s trailer. Roy features a strikingly hot Jacqueline Fernandez, bold Ranbilr Kapoor and a... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Do You Know Aitzaz Hasan?

    Viewspaper Admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    It was just this year, in January indeed, when a suicide bomber was spotted by Aitzaz outside his school in Ibrahimzai. This little boy of 15 had the incredulous ability to gauge the situation and... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Korea: A Nut Rage 

    Viewspaper Admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Now, popularly known as the “nut rage” fiasco, the incident has drawn major backlash in South Korea and ridicule for Cho’s high-headedness from rest of the world. Cho, who was enraged over being... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
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    InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion

  • Plunging Oil Prices may have adverse effects on World Economy

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Oil prices have been dipping continuously for some time now. As such, the fall in oil prices has become a cause for concern, especially with OPEC’s decision to not flinch with lowered prices. Many countries are now worrying about the possible effects these prices would have on the world economy in the coming years. Swing ... The post Plunging Oil Prices may have adverse effects on World Economy appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Indian-Russian ties to dazzle more with new diamond deal

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:55 pm
    India is considered to be the global hub for diamond cutting and polishing. The nation’s cheap workforce helps cut and polish millions worth of precious gemstones arriving from different corners of the earth before shipping the end products to other destinations for use in jewelry.   It therefore comes as no surprise to note that ... The post Indian-Russian ties to dazzle more with new diamond deal appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Medical practitioners want Government of India to increase focus on Medical Tourism

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    Medical Tourism is multi-billion dollar global industry that has grown steadily over the years. India, and several developing countries have emerged as the best healthcare and medical treatment provider of Asia. Despite having achieved tremendous success in the sector, India does not have an organized board dedicated to solving the different problems faced by medical ... The post Medical practitioners want Government of India to increase focus on Medical Tourism appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • India’s continuing affair with Caste

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    Despite claiming to be a secular nation that has equal tolerance for all of its citizens, India continues to have a relationship with caste and its related discrimination. In fact, a recent survey found out that over 30% of Indians claim to still practice untouchability. And to those who consider these acts to be prevalent ... The post India’s continuing affair with Caste appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • 2014’s Biggest e-Commerce Hits and Misses in India

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:33 pm
    India’s e-commerce sector has been seeing a boom of sorts over the last two years. A number of e-commerce companies entered the market with the intent of making it big. However, not many were able to survive and keep up the momentum. While some had to revamp their entire business model, others had to close ... The post 2014’s Biggest e-Commerce Hits and Misses in India appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
 
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    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Navi Radjou

  • What Frugal Innovators Do

    Navi Radjou
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    Five lessons from the pioneers.
  • How Can India Unleash Its Entrepreneurs?

    Navi Radjou
    11 Nov 2009 | 6:46 am
    In the course of the last three days I have spent at the 2009 India Economic Summit organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF), I have heard speeches from many politicians and policy-makers — from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma to Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission. They all invariably identified many socio-economic problems that could cripple India’s growth in the medium to long term. These include a dysfunctional education and healthcare system, deficient energy supply, restrictive labor laws,…
  • Can India Reap Its Demographic Dividend?

    Navi Radjou
    10 Nov 2009 | 7:43 am
    I am currently in New Delhi attending the India Economic Summit organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF). This Summit, which marks the 25th year of WEF’s engagement in India, is themed “India’s Next Generation of Growth.” Last Saturday, I participated in a brainstorming session on how India can increase its workforce quality and employability given the fact that 100 million people from India — the combined labor forces of Britain, France, Italy, and Spain — are projected to join the global workforce by 2020. With half the population under 25 and a…
  • Polycentric Innovation: The New Global Innovation Agenda for MNCs

    Navi Radjou
    5 Nov 2009 | 1:30 pm
    Recently I delivered a talk a the Council on Foreign Relations titled “Managing the New Trajectory of Global Innovation” explaining why and how multinationals must revamp their Western-centric innovation strategy in order to effectively leverage global ideas, talent, and markets. In our increasingly multi-polar world characterized by the inexorable rise of emerging markets like Brazil, China, and India, I believe multinationals (MNCs) must abandon their ethnocentric innovation model — which concentrated all their R&D resources in the West. Instead, MNCs must embrace a…
  • Mobile Banking's Next Big Market: The United States?

    Navi Radjou
    28 Oct 2009 | 9:25 am
    In my recent trip to Silicon Valley, I had the privilege to meet with Carol Realini, CEO of Obopay, a mobile payment startup that is fueling a social revolution worldwide by enabling scores of unbanked people to avail of financial services for the first time in their life. Obopay’s technology allows consumers and small businesses to buy, pay, and transfer money through any mobile phone via a simple text message (or by using the Mobile web browser or Obopay’s downloadable mobile app). People who send money via Obopay can fund their account either with cash or by linking it to their…
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    NextBigWhat

  • 2 out of 3 Emails Are Now Opened On Smartphones; Desktop Users Are Engaged More [Data]

    NextBigWhat
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Email marketing is changing and is largely driven by smartphones and devices. Here are some of the interesting data points – though mostly for US consumer devices, but India data won’t be too different in the next 1 year. 2 out of 3 e-mails are opened on smartphones which clearly indicate the popularity of smartphones. 45% of mail opens in Q2 2014 was on smartphones while the number increased to 48% in Q3. Desktop saw 34% mails being opened on it in Q3 2014 14 of the 50 states in USA showed a leaning towards desktop preferences while 6 new states showed preferences towards…
  • LivSpace Secures $4.6mn In Series A funding Led by Helion and Bessemer

    NextBigWhat
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Personalised home interior design and décor marketplace, LivSpace has raised USD 4.6M Series A funding, led by Helion Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, among the leading technology investors in the country. This funding round also includes Singapore based Jungle Ventures as investors. Livspace will utilise the funds to develop new products, generate demand for its products, and grow its management team to focus on the $25B home design and decor market in India and South East Asia. Post funding, Rahul Chowdhri, Partner, Helion and Aakash Goel, Bessemer Venture Partners, India,…
  • 6 Useful Tools to Maximize Your Productivity

    Guest Author
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:24 am
    Everyone wants to be more productive and efficient in their job. One way to do it is of course to spend more time to finish everything needed to be done. However, what if you started to feel like you’re becoming less productive at work? What are the things that you do to fire up your motivation again? There’s a lot of articles on motivation scattered all over the internet. But sometimes those resources are not enough to get you back on track again. If you’re interested to try a new approach that could boost your motivation to perform well, here’s a selection of…
  • Top Searches on Google India In 2014 : IRCTC, Sunny Leone, MotoG

    Sivaprasad Nair
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:19 am
    Google has released its Year In Review which shows the most searched terms across various categories on the internet. Here are the lists of the Top searched keywords in India by category: Most Searched Queries: IRCTC Flipkart SBI Online Snapdeal PNR Status HDFC Netbanking Cricbuzz Google Translate Times Of India Amazon Most Trended Searches: Elections 2014 FIFA 2014 iPhone 6 GATE 2015 Narendra Modi IPL 2014 Ragini MMS 2 Kick Jai Ho Happy New Year Most Searched People: Sunny Leone Narendra Modi Salman Khan Katrina Kaif Deepika Padukone Alia Bhatt Priyanka Chopra Shah Rukh Khan Poonam Pandey…
  • Spice launches Hindi Android One Smartphone, Spice Dream Uno H

    NextBigWhat
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:06 am
    Spice has launched India’s first Android One Hindi smartphone – Spice Dream Uno H Android One Phone, focusing on the large Hindi speaking population in the country.  The Hindi AndroidOne The Spice Dream Uno H features a complete Hindi keyboard, voice input along with Hindi versions of popular Google products such as Android OS, Chrome, Search, YouTube and Google Maps amongst other popular applications. In general, Android One hasn’t done well in India and given the competition from Xiaomi and others, it’d be interesting to see if Hindi Android One phones will do well in…
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    The India Uncut Blog

  • Turn it into a Bluff

    Amit Varma
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:38 pm
    This is the 31st installment of my fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. I played an interesting hand the other day that I would have played differently three years ago. The game was nine-handed, stacks were deep, and I had KTdd on the button. A loose player raised UTG +1, MP2 called, cutoff called, I called on the button and the blinds called. The flop came K72 with two spades and a club. (The king was a spade.) Original raiser checked, MP2 bet, cutoff folded, I called, small blind overcalled, the others folded. Both MP2 and SB are straightforward players, and MP2…
  • The Evil of Family Planning

    Amit Varma
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:58 pm
    This is the 11th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. It’s wonderful to live in the 21st century. I bought a new Android Phone the other day, and was fiddling with its apps, marvelling at how the world has advanced so much and we can hold in the palm of our hand wonders that would have been inconcievable just a decade ago, when I came across a news item on the internet which reminded me that, despite all you can pack into a mobile phone, the real world outside is a lumbering beast that’s hard to change. And much of India…
  • The Bird and the Elephant

    Amit Varma
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:24 am
    This is the 30th installment of my fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. One of the most important skills for a professional poker player, it is often said, is knowing when to get up. When exactly should we quit a session? Should we have a stop loss? Should we get up as soon as we reach a pre-decided profit? Should we play X number of hours, no more, no less? What are the factors that determine how long we sit at a particular table? The rational answer to this is clear. We should continue in a game as long as it is +ev to do so, and get up as soon as we feel we’re…
  • The Cigarette Case

    Amit Varma
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    This is the 29th installment of my fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. One of my favourite stories about chess has a lesson in it for poker players. A few decades ago, the great Aron Nimzowitsch was playing in a chess tournament when his opponent took out a cigarette case and placed it on the table in front of him. Nimzowitsch, who couldn’t stand cigarette smoke, called the tournament director to complain. ‘He has not lit a cigarette and there is no smoke,’ said the TD. ‘So your complaint is noted, but it is not valid.’ ‘I…
  • It’s Only Words

    Amit Varma
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    This is the 10th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. A friend of mine posted an interesting cartoon on Facebook the other day. A man stood in front of a gigantic empty bookshelf at his friend’s house, peering at three small items on one corner and saying to his friend, ‘Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader… I say, Hardwick, this sure is an impressive library.’ His friend, presumably Hardwick, sat impassively on the sofa, smoking a pipe. Many of my friends would relate to that. ‘I can never read a book on a…
 
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    Trakin' the india business buzz

  • Can Sunshine Provide Clean Drinking Water? Desolenator Proves its Can [Innovation]

    Mohul Ghosh
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:10 am
    99% of those who are reading this blog will have no difficulty in drinking clean, pure water in the next 5 minutes. All that you need to do is open the tap and get as much water as you want, until you close the tap or filter. But not everyone in this world are so fortunate. Digest these depressing facts about drinking water: One out of five child deaths all over the world happens due to lack of clean drinking water 783 million people does not have access to even one glass of clean drinking water in a day; 37% of them are staying in Sub-Saharan Africa 443 million school days are lost due to…
  • Micromax YUREKA Launched at Rs. 8999. [Complete Details]

    Arun Prabhudesai
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    [Updated: 18th December] Micromax Yureka (yes, it is not YU but YUREKA) has been launched and suprisingly the phone is priced below what most would have expected. At Rs. 8999/- the phone probably has one of the highest “Value For Money” quotient! While most of the details we put up yesterday (read below) are bang on, we expected a 3GB RAM phone with higher storage space. But at Rs. 8999, there is nothing much to complain about. The phone is firmly targeted at mid-range users and competes with likes of Redmi Note 4G and second generation Moto G. The registrations for the phone…
  • Facebook India User Base Touches 112M. But, Profits Decline

    Ambika Choudhary Mahajan
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:47 am
    Facebook is not referred to as the king of all networking sites without a reason. Written off many a times because of increasing popularity of instant chat messaging apps, facing flak over privacy (or the lack of it) and drawing comparisons with networks like Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest which are gaining popularity with the millennial and surfacing of newer ‘ad-free’ sites like Ello, Tsu and the like, the networking site continues to grow at a rate most of its rivals could only dream of touching some day! The hugely popular site which has nearly 1.35 billion users across the world has…
  • Skype Introduces Free Phone Calls to Landlines & Mobiles In US / Canada for Indian users

    Ambika Choudhary Mahajan
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Realizing that India is one of the most rapidly growing and biggest markets, Skype is paying a lot more attention to this region. Shortly after introducing real time translation in Hindi, they have announced a new promotion plan which allows free calling to any landline or mobile in the U.S. or Canada totally free of cost till March 1. Free Calling to Phones in U.S. and Canada All existing and new Skype users in India can make free calls to landline and mobile phones to United States and Canada till March 1, 2015 (00:01 IST). “Yes, that’s right – for a limited time only, all…
  • Draconian Laws Removed from Companies Act 2013. Lok Sabha Passes Amendment Bill

    Mohul Ghosh
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Lok Sabha has cleared the Companies Act (Amendment) 2013 bill, thereby removing some of the draconian and totally unreasonable laws (Like Jail time if Returns not filed) which were hurting the business sentiments on the nation. While comparing the previous laws enacted under Companies Act 2013, Arun Jaitley, Corporate Affairs Minister said, “..(previously) A terrorist can get bail, but a company official cannot“, adding, “Are we trying to induce or scare investors,”. He stated that all “oppressive provisions” have been removed from the Companies Act 2013,…
 
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    The 100% Unofficial Blog of the Indian PM

  • It apparently is Salman Khan’s sister

    Pradhan Mantri
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:06 am
    My trip to the various countries has been getting extensive coverage in the desi media. The media in the countries I have visited also have given me fair coverage. If you are in a G20 meet you have to compete with Obama and Jaco Zuma for media space, back home you have to compete with Salaman bhai’s sister. I hope you are impressed with the competition I handle to stay on top on the news. I am worried as a old RSS hand and a big nationalist at heart….is the political competition so weak that I have to compete with Salman bhai in media space? At this rate I can skip the reforms for…
  • Un-budgeted bribes!

    Pradhan Mantri
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    We are planning to end the inspector Raj. This is one saheb whom we all dread. He pays surprise visits and takes un-budgeted bribes. This type of un-budgeted bribes deprive the nation of entrepreneurs! As the first step, we are attacking un-budgeted bribes. Better cash planning is critical for the industry. So these ayaram-gyaram type of inspectors are the first bunch we are attacking as a part of our big ticket reforms in tiny steps. Industrialist and entrepreneurs…no more un-budgeted bribes from now! Due to the elections in Maharashtra and Haryan where I am likely to be reelected as…
  • Pay for free News www.newslaundry.com

    Pradhan Mantri
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Madhu ji, this “pay for free news” is totally lacking the marketing talent which my team had during my campaign. Only the line “pay for free news” is interesting. Simplicity in payment is “-100″ on a scale of 1 -10, using standard shopping sites to sell your subscription…there are hundreds of bukhe-nage e-commerce sites which will sell this for you, 30 second smart clips as the news blunder of the day with the subscription is far better than an newsletter….kuch socho…kuch karo. Su? (Kya? Gujarati) Meanwhile, I freely recommend this edition…
  • Death of Suits

    Pradhan Mantri
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:14 am
    One of the things I can diplomatically accomplish is the death of suits in the international diplomatic circuit. I have decided to hire Troy Costa for this diplomatic initiative. My guidelines to him are clear for the diplomatic design It should not be like the Nehru jacket for the obvious reasons It should not be a Kurta. It is too flexible and simple which we do not want to be. It should not be a sherwani – it looks more inflexible with a predetermined agenda Now Troy can use his imagination… The exact image I want to avoid, and the English media wants to project.
  • People shocked that Judges in India are like Indians

    Pradhan Mantri
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:24 am
    I wonder why we were shocked to such an extent when Katju made some allegation of judges being biased or pressured. This great assumption that our Judges or our Armed forces at times were “not” Indians is mainly a creation of the media which has made us think of them like super solution providers who are not like the rest of the Indians. Is it possible that people brought up in the same society, with same morals and with same vision be different “Indians”? Some people thought the SC Judges were different Indians…Indians from Mars maybe.It is also possible that…
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    Compulsive Confessions

  • TC Tribute Week: JP, a.k.a The Cat Of Many Names

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:18 pm
    (The second story in my TC Tribute Week comes from my friend, avowed cat person and seriously amazing baker. You may know her as the girl behind 50 Dates In Delhi. Her cat is stocky and gorgeous, and as she mentions somewhere in the piece, a big fan of the Good Thing, whose approach to cats is to pick them up and hold them till they can't move and have to submit to loving. (It only works with him, don't try this at home.) Some friends are just spot-on cat people, and so when they come home, you don't have to go through cat introductions. They know how to tickle a gentleman under his…
  • TC Tribute Week: The Story of Laddu

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:14 am
    (After TC passed, I began thinking a lot about our relationships with our pets. How it can be one of the closest, most emotional partnerships you can have and yet, how so few people can know that part of you. Messages and comments about other people's beloved animals came pouring in privately to me and that's what gave me the idea of having a TC Tribute Week here on the blog. I got four writers and cat owners to write about their fantastic felines for me--some gone over to the other side, some still with us and living to delight, and I will be posting those over the space of this week. If…
  • What I've Been Reading: Book Recommendations From My Viber Public Chats

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    For the last couple of weeks I've been using Viber's new public chat service to talk about what I've been reading and what I love. It's kinda cool to have a dedicated social media platform to JUST books, because while I have a Twitter (and a Facebook, and an Instagram and an ello--holy fuck), I talk there about a whole plethora of topics--which is usually mostly cats, but sometimes is other things also. Anyway, Viber's chat rooms are a bit different from your traditional chat rooms in that no one can talk back to you, but if you subscribe, you get updates from your celebrities or actors or…
  • 2 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    My friend, my cat, my TC died today.It was a peaceful death. We got a vet to come home and give him a shot (to the heart, quite literally) and he quivered once--I leaned my head on the Good Thing's arm so I didn't have to see--and then it was all over.He had something called Chronic Renal Failure, which is a term I became so familiar with, I even began referring to it in sassy shortform: CRF. I used "CRF" in the cat forums I joined, hoping to find a cure for him, or at least, something to make him feel better. I was pointed towards blogs called When Vets Don't Know Enough. I was told to call…
  • And now you're back, from outer space

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:03 pm
    * I wrote a bunch of articles about blogging which I felt excused me from the actual act of blogging, but after a while you start to get guilty feelings in your stomach, like when you've forgotten to feed a pet, but not like a real pet, say a fish? Or a Tamagotchi?Anyhow partially this is because while I haven't been manically busy, I have been a bit... preoccupied. Remember how I told you all those months ago about how I was broke? It continued to be an concern up until, well, last weekend, when finally all the stuff I'd been juggling began to make patterns in the air without me working so…
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    Marketing Practice

  • SKINN : Every Day French Perfumes

    Harish B
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    Brand : SKINNCompany : Titan CompanyBrand Analysis : # 552Titan Company has forayed into the Rs 2000 crore Indian perfume market with the brand SKINN. This is the first launch from Titan after the company has rebranded itself as  Titan Company. The launch of SKINN is a smart move because in my personal opinion, Indian perfume market is at a nascent stage with very little penetration.Business Line puts the penetration at 4%.SKINN as a brand is launched with an endorsement from Titan. It was wise for Titan not to launch this brand as a sub-brand like Titan SKINN, rather SKINN is…
  • Brand Update : Dear Engage, Parent in me requests - can you move on please !

    Harish B
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Engage, the deo from ITC has made a quick impact in the Indian market. Within a year, the brand has claimed second spot in the India deo market with a volume market share of 8.1% ( source : ET). The brand playing on the " attraction " theme has taken it to the next level.This season, the brand has come out with the new campaign for the "zero gas" cologne spray version.Watch it here : Engage DeoThe brand's ads have always forced parents like me who have little kids to scramble for the remote to change channels. The new ad takes the " attraction" to the next level. While the rise of the…
  • Libero : Love Every Moment

    Harish B
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Brand : LiberoCompany ; Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget ( SCA)Brand Analysis Count : # 551Johnson & Johnson (J&J) now has a competition from a global player in the Rs 4500 crore Indian baby care market. SCA which is a  $10Bn Swedish company has launched its range of baby products in the Indian market. SCA is a global hygiene and forest products company which is Europe's second largest diaper maker. SCA has launched its diaper and other baby products like soaps, baby lotion , powder etc. The brand is now running its campaign in my state Kerala for its range of products.Libero…
  • Brand Update : Colgate Slimsoft Charcoal toothbrush will make you say WhattheBlack !

    Harish B
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:02 am
    A black bristled toothbrush for your white teeth !!Colgate has done something unusual in the Indian market- a black colored toothbrush branded as Slimsoft Charcoal. The brand which is available in other parts of the world is now launched in India with much fanfare.What is unusual and interesting about the new product is the color of the toothbrush itself. Black color is something that will be in the last option when one chose a color for the toothbrush bristles. However Colgate chose to play contrarian and launched it in the market.The brand claims to have charcoal infused bristles which will…
  • Marketing Funda : Brand Refresh

    Harish B
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    This post is inspired by  my learned Twitter friend @vijaysankaran when he queried about my opinion about the brand refresh by Raymond. I was more familiar with Re-branding and not refresh which lead to more learning about this term. Brand refresh is a term that signifies slight modification of the brand ( or brand elements). Radical modification or change of brand elements implies re-branding. Refreshing of brand usually happens under following conditions The brand is perceived to be old.Brand is trying to appeal to a new segment , for example younger crowd.When…
 
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    The Big Picture

  • Satyam case judgement and independent directors

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I had a post yesterday on the judgement in the Satyam case in a trial court in Hyderabad. I said it was not clear from media reports what the independent directors were fined for and why Krishna Palepu of HBS was fined Rs 2.66 crore while the other independent directors were fined Rs 20,000 each.I am still waiting to get my hands on the court judgement. In the meantime, we have a report in BS that sheds some light on the matter:The court on Monday imposed a fine of Rs 2.6 crore on Palepu for conflict of interest in providing professional services to the company and  remaining on the…
  • Satyam case judgement

    9 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    The judgement in the Satyam case has been poorly reported in the media. Two things are noteworthy.First, the judgement in a trial court in Hyderabad relates to six relatively minor offences for which charges had been brought by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office. The  main trial is going on in a CBI court and the judgement in that trial is expected towards the end of the month. The fact that B Ramalinga Raju got six months in jail in the trial court should not give the impression yet that he's getting off lightly in the case.Secondly, the independent directors haven't been let off .
  • Shareholder activism in India- a new dawn?

    5 Dec 2014 | 3:14 am
    Finally, finally, is something changing in the realm of corporate governance in India? I'm seeming a glimmer of hope.Three things seem to have made a difference. One, allowing shareholders to vote electronically. This has empowered shareholders who could not be troubled to attend the AGM especially if it happened to be in another city.Secondly, the recent amendments to clause 49 requiring that related party transactions be approved by 75% of minority shareholders.Thirdly, domestic institutional investors beginning to flex their muscles.Shareholder activism has produced some interesting…
  • Wanna boost the economy? Go for infrastructure spend

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:56 am
    The IMF is now telling us that public spending on infrastructure can provide a great stimulus to the economy- and in the developed world as much as the developing world. Larry Summers comments on the IMF findings:Consider a hypothetical investment in a new highway financed entirely with debt. Assume – counterfactually and conservatively – that the process of building the highway provides no stimulative benefit. Further assume that the investment earns only a 6 per cent real return, also a very conservative assumption given widely accepted estimates of the benefits of public…
  • How should companies and their bosses deal with social media?

    27 Nov 2014 | 3:25 am
    Microsoft boss Satya Nadella learnt recentlythat just one faux pas can cause serious damage. His comment on women counting on karma to take care of their pay raise raised an enormous storm on the social media that only just settled after he apologised.Of course, it's important for companies and their bosses to be careful. But slip-ups on the part of bosses is just one hazard that companies face in the social media. They have to face damaging disclosures, strong criticism and lethal photographs. Schumpeter points out that while anti-corporate types have made the most of social media, companies…
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    Gurcharan Das

  • Sanskrit, taught well, can be as rewarding as economics

    14 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    There was a time when I used to believe like Diogenes the Cynic that I was a citizen of the world, and I used to strut about feeling that one blade of grass is much like another. Now I feel that each blade has its unique spot on the earth from where it draws its life and strength. So is a man rooted to a land from where he derives his life and his faith. Discovering one’s past helps to nourish those roots, instilling a quiet self-confidence as one travels through life. Losing that memory risks losing a sense of the self. With this conviction I decided to read Sanskrit a few years ago. I…
  • मुक्त बाजार का मंत्र

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:55 pm
    बहुत से भारतीयों की धारणा अभी भी यही है कि बाजार धनी लोगों को और अधिक धनी तथा गरीबों को और अधिक गरीब बनाता है तथा यह भ्रष्टाचार एवं क्रोनी कैपिटलिज्म को बढ़ावा देता है। वास्तव में यह एक गलत धारणा है। वास्तविकता यही है कि पिछले दो…
  • Can our best salesman sell us the free market?

    2 Nov 2014 | 2:56 am
    Too many Indians still believe that the market makes “the rich richer and the poor poorer” and leads to corruption and crony capitalism. This is false, of course. Despite the market having generated broad-spread prosperity over two decades — lifting 250 million poor above the poverty line — people still distrust the market and the nation continues to reform by stealth. The blame lies partly with our reformers who have not ‘sold’ the competitive market as Margaret Thatcher did in Britain. But fortunately, we now have in Narendra Modi an outstanding salesman of ideas who could…
  • स्वच्छता की नींव पर राष्ट्र निर्माण

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक हमें यह याद दिलाने से कभी नहीं चूकता कि भारतीयों में राष्ट्रीय गौरव की भावना थोड़ी और होनी चाहिए। हालांकि, नरेंद्र मोदी ने नागरिक होने के गौरव को अधिक महत्वपूर्ण बताकर आरएसएस को ही नसीहत दे डाली है। सच में यह…
  • An idiot-proof and swachh guide to nationalism

    12 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    Civic virtue seldom comes naturally to human beings. It needs constant, relentless reminding and nowhere more than in India, which is still struggling to create citizens out of its people. The word ‘civic’ comes from ancient Greece and is related to ‘city’ and ‘civility’. A ‘citizen’ lived in a city and a ‘civilized’ person was expected to show concern for his fellow citizens. In this kindly act ‘civilization’ was born. Those without civic virtue were called idiots in Greece, which is, indeed, the origin of the word ‘idiot’. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is India’s most…
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    creativecommons.org

  • Honda launches CB Unicorn 160 at Rs69,350

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:18 am
    Honda launched the update version of CB unicorn today in India. The new version termed as CB Unicorn as the name implies comes with an  163cc  engine producing 14.5bhp of maximum power and 14.89kgm of peak torque. It comes with 5-speed transmission and Honda claims cb unicorn is capable of reaching 106kmph and average mileage under standard conditions is 62kmpl. CB Unicorn 160 standard comes with a front disc brake and rear drum setup is priced at Rs 69,350 and the CB Unicorn 160 equipped with a Combi-Brake system costs Rs 74,414. Both the prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. CB Unicorn 160 will…
  • November 2014 – Car Sales Analysis

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
    Tata Zest falls just short of Xcent, mobilio trails ertiga by a huge margin. Mahindra sales crashes – bolero sales down to 6300 (fallen by 26%), quanto  to 56 (fallen by 82%), xylo to 445 (fallen by 56%), XUV500 to 2047 (fallen by 10%), Rexton to 43 (fallen by 25%)   TOP SUV Players Mahindra Scorpio – 4205 Ford Ecosport – 3842 Renault Duster – 2673 Nissan Terrano – 719 TOP MUV sellers Toyota Innova – 5371 Maruti Ertiga – 5003 Honda Mobilio – 3588 Compact Sedan Maruti Dzire – 14009 Hyundai Xcent -3899 Tata Zest – 3835 Honda Amaze – 3310 Top Sedan Sellers Honda…
  • Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS spied out without camouflage

    vickyteam
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The production version of Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS with ABS,the first fully faired motorcycle from the company,was spotted without any camouflage in India.It is be noted that it has been caught out many times on road but fully covered,it is for the first time the spy shots are revealed without any camouflage.The Pulsar 200 SS  has been slotted higher than the Pulsar 200NS and below the KTM RC 200.The position that has been slotted lower than RC 200 implies that the power that is 23.2bhp of power and 18.3Nm of torque  on the Pulsar 200 SS might slightly be lower when compared to the RC 200.This…
  • TVS-BMW’s new motorcycle spied out in Germany

    vickyteam
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:49 pm
        The prototype motorcycle from the famous TVS-BMW collaboration was spied out revealing its rear part a few days ago in Germany.Though the technical details are not yet known,we have somehow manged to get some details regarding the engine that is the 300 cc engine which has been co-developed by BMW and TVS is about to power up the bike.From the statement made by BMW’s head of motorcycles,Stephan Schellar,there prevails a belief that this first BMW-TVS motorcycle might be unveiled within a year most probably at the 2015 EICMA or the 2015 Intermot show.Further he…
  • Next generation Ford Figo spied out for the first time in India

    vickyteam
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:54 pm
      2015 Ford Figo -Picture credits to autocarindia site Ford has already unveiled the Figo compact sedan at the 2014 Auto Expo.Now,as a second innings,the next generation Figo is about to make its debut in India,by the next year,whose spy shots has been spotted for the first time in Pune, Maharashtra.However,this hatchback has made a good start in Brazil in the name of Ford Ka(Left Hand Drive),garnering over 7,000 bookings in the launch month of September.Besides,the India-bound right hand drive version was caught in Brazil,too.Here are the spied out images that has been caught in Brazil.
 
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    nanopolitan

  • A Japanese First at Hosei University

    Abi
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Miki Tanikawa of NYTimes profiles Prof. Yoko Tanaka, the first woman to lead a "major Japanese University": The traditional, mild-mannered appearance of Yuko Tanaka, clad in a kimono and geta sandals, belies the unbending determination of the woman who has become the first female president of one of Japan’s oldest and largest universities. With the curious mixture of quiet Japanese elegance and the gravitas that comes with holding the top seat at Hosei University, a 130-year-old institution with about 30,000 students and 1,500 faculty and staff, Professor Tanaka, 62, makes regular…
  • Ranking Tail and Institutional Dogs

    Abi
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Ranking of universities in the US has thrown up several cases of fraudulent reporting by places like George Washington and Claremont McKenna. Others have taken a more strategic route by re-prioritizing their spending to target higher scores in the metrics that matter. I just linked to a Boston Magazine story on Northeastern's efforts to align its priorities with those of US News. We now have a BBC story about the French government taking this strategic route, which will cost "only" 7.5 billion euros: As part of a huge government-driven academic and economic project, there will be a new…
  • Links

    Abi
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    Cat Ferguson, Adam Marcus, and Ivan Oransky in Nature: Publishing: The peer-review scam. "When a handful of authors were caught reviewing their own papers, it exposed weaknesses in modern publishing systems. Editors are trying to plug the holes." Matt Kutner in Boston Magazine: How to Game the College Rankings. "Northeastern University executed one of the most dramatic turnarounds in higher education. Its recipe for success? A single-minded focus on just one list." S. Rukmini in The Hindu: 40 % faculty posts vacant in Central varsities. "Faculty vacancy in the Indian Institutes of Technology…
  • Auctioning of Jim Watson's Nobel Medal

    Abi
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:10 am
    There are just too many bizarre twists in this sequence: James Watson auctioned off his 1962 Nobel Medal; the highest bidder, a Russian multi-billionaire, bought it and returned it to Watson. Read more about Watson's peevish motivations here, and about the aftermath of the auction here.
  • Fallen Hero

    Abi
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    This was really sad to read about an academic superstar [see this NYTimes profile] with millions of student fans across the globe: MIT indefinitely removes online physics lectures and courses by Walter Lewin "MIT policy on sexual harassment was found to be violated." MIT is indefinitely removing retired physics faculty member Walter Lewin’s online lectures from MIT OpenCourseWare and online MITx courses from edX, the online learning platform co-founded by MIT, following a determination that Dr. Lewin engaged in online sexual harassment in violation of MIT policies. MIT’s action comes in…
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    Project Why

  • Silent Night ......

    Anuradha Bakshi
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:16 pm
    I do not know how many of you remember this haunting and heart wrenching rendition of what to me is the most beautiful Christmas Carol by Simon and Garfunkel. It was written and performed in 1966. The carol is sung along with the 7O'Clock News of the day, delivered in the dispassionate and clinical manner of newsreaders.Half a century has gone. Christmas is round the corner and carols will be sung, amongst them Silent Night. The accompanying news bulletin, could be:This is the early evening edition of the news.In Peshawar, Pakistan, 9 gun men, said to belong to the Taliban, entered the…
  • The big black boots

    Anuradha Bakshi
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:47 pm
    I saw a pair of big black boots coming towards me, this guy was probably hunting for students hiding beneath the benches. I folded my tie and pushed it into my mouth so that I wouldn't scream. The man with big boots kept on looking for students and pumping bullets into their bodies. I lay as still as I could and closed my eyes, waiting to get shot again. My body was shivering. I saw death so close and I will never forget the black boots approaching me -- I felt as though it was death that was approaching me. The blood curdling and chilling words are those of a child who survived the…
  • The death of a child is the death of God

    Anuradha Bakshi
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:36 am
    There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world says an anonymous quote. Today over 100 children were killed in a dastardly attack on a school in Peshawar. The terrorist group responsible for the attack said it was in  retaliation for the army's continuing operation against militants. The operation was even lauded as a success. I am stunned beyond words. What can one say in front of such horror. What kind of being can shoot a child in cold blood without flinching. And what does one call such a being. How have we allowed our world to come to this. What is the use of all…
  • You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed.

    Anuradha Bakshi
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:13 am
    You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed wrote St Exupery in the Little Prince. This is an indubitable truth. Just like St Exupery, a little prince landed in my life about 12 years ago. he did not fall from the sky. He walked into my heart after a terrible accident and filled a space I never knew existed. I christened him Popples and he made me his Maam'ji! Thus began a love story that is still enfolding. Like all love stories it has had its share of laughter and tears. As we both grew, we faced new and unpredictable challenges but as in all love stories we had no option but to…
  • Back to school

    Anuradha Bakshi
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:54 pm
    For the last few years I go back to school twice a year and have worked byway up from class I to VII! Wonder why and how? Simply courtesy Popples's homework. It is uncanny how much home work children in India get. The whole meaning of holidays needs to be revised altogether. No wonder why a new business has seen the light of day as you now can outsource your kid's homework. But that is not the way we do things Popples and I. Quite frankly much as I look forward to him being home, I dread the homework like you would the plague. He hates homework and I hate the monster I turn into to get the…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • New assignment - focused on employer branding leveraging social media

    Gautam Ghosh
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:47 am
    Here's an update - I have joined Flipkart as Director - Talent Branding. In this role, I would be driving the Talent Branding initiatives of Flipkart across various talent segments. I would also be responsible for creating, enhancing, maintaining virtual presence of Flipkart's Talent Acquisition team through channels like career site, job portals, and social platformsHere's the coverage on Social SamosaAnd yes, I have relocated to Bangalore and looking forward to my third stint in the city :)If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com…
  • HR Director salaries in India

    Gautam Ghosh
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    So I was poking about the Payscale site yesterday and discovered this chart about HR Director salaries in India reported by 260 individuals apparently with that designation.Human Resources (HR) Director Salary (India)Compare your salary. Get a FREE salary report »My first thought, some thing is wrong.Yes, it is a crowdsourced report and there can be people overstating their designations (and as someone pointed out) maybe smaller firms gave fancier designations and low salary.But the low end and the median look too low - or maybe the data is skewed. What do you think?If you want to talk to me…
  • "Like" my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HR.Blogger - 2000 and counting

    Gautam Ghosh
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:18 am
    In case you don't know, I operate a Facebook page called, er, quite unimaginatively "Gautam Ghosh" where I share interesting news and updates linked to HR, the future of work and careers.So if you want to be updated about what I am reading and finding interesting these days - just head over to that page and "like" it :)At the most I post twice a day - and with Facebook's algorithms working the way they are, it's likely you might not even see an update :) If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page |…
  • Top 50 HR Blogs to read in 2015

    Gautam Ghosh
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:18 pm
    The folks at HR Software Insight compiled a list of top 50 HR Blogs to read in 2015 and this blog was listed there :)Yeah, that makes me happy :)Go ahead check out the list - there are many high quality blogs that you might love subscribing to ! If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • The collaboration code. #ihrchat in the news

    Gautam Ghosh
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:25 pm
    If you're in HR and active on Twitter then you know that there's an active Twitter chat called #ihrchat moderated by Tanvi Gautam. Last week the topic was on collaboration and the guest was Essar Group's HR Head Aadil Malia.Tanvi then also wrote an article recaping the chat for Mint. And yours truly is quoted :)Gautam Ghosh (@GautamGhosh), a social media HR leader, noted how the archetype of the lone creator was a myth, yet organizations often didn’t reward collaboration. Ghosh shared the way to an information and image management model that lays out the life cycle of…
 
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    India Travel & Photography Blog

  • Travels in North East India

    Arun Bhat
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:34 pm
    I was travelling through parts of North East India, in Assam, Nagaland and Meghalaya in the first two weeks of December. During the journeys, we have had many close interactions with people from remote places in the region, which made this visit a gratifying and an eye-opening experience. I can’t recall too many places where I have felt so welcome and completely at ease. In many faraway locations where we randomly wandered into, people welcomed us unassumingly right into their houses. In one small village inhabited by Rengma Nagas, we were escorted to and offered tea at the house of a…
  • Ladakh – Winter Landscape

    Arun Bhat
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:15 pm
    I have made a few visits to Ladakh in winter months. Having walked the empty lanes of winter’s Leh, admired the frozen high-altitude lakes, walked over a frozen Zanskar River, gawked at the blue Indus flowing between frozen ice-ribbons and seeing the endless snowfields in the high Chhangthang Plateau, I can safely say that Ladakh in cold days is among the finest landscapes that can be found anywhere India. Being there, however, is not for everyone as the temperatures regularly go as low as -30C. Here is an image of a small stretch of this beautiful landscape of Chhangthang Plateau…
  • Wrestlers of Varanasi and making BW images

    Arun Bhat
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:39 pm
    I am part of a private community of photography-enthusiasts consisting of people who have travelled with us on photography tours. It is usually abuzz with some interesting images, events or topics of discussion related to photography. In the last week the focus of discussion was on making Black and White images, and the subject of some B&W experiments were images from a recent photography trip to Varanasi. I raised a few thoughts in the discussion, and thought it is worth sharing those points here. I see a lot of considerations that would have go into making an image BW. Some of them…
  • Image – Dev Diwali in Varanasi

    Arun Bhat
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    Come winter, I look forward to travelling to Varanasi on the occasion of Dev Diwali. A festival not to be confused with Diwali, this is celebrated two weeks after Diwali, more commonly called Karthika Poornima festival in many parts of the country. A lady lighting the lamps on the ghats during Dev Diwali in Varanasi On the evening of Dev Diwali, the three-kilometer long ghats–steps leading to Ganga–are all lit with thousands of small earthen oil lamps. The entire stretch appears as though stars have arrived on earth for an excursion. It’s believed that the entire pantheon of…
  • Balloons over the pagodas of Bagan

    Arun Bhat
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    Not often have I seen man made landscapes being so beautiful. When the sun comes over 2000-odd pagodas that litter Bagan’s landscape and begins dispersing the gentle mist, it’s a miniature mountain-range that unfurls in front of you. The diffusing golden rays of the morning brighten the spires that stand well-above the trees and reveals a magical landscape, which, you will wish was eternal. There are no parallels to the beauty of Bagan. Related PostsSunset over the pagodas of Bagan, MyanmarCelebrating Myanmar – Travel Experiences that make you fall in love with the…
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    The Startup Guy

  • Launching The Prototyping Guide

    Vijay Anand
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:54 pm
    As you know … We started this initiative called In50hrs three years ago. Having seen more than 3000 participants attend, pitch their ideas, form teams and build prototypes – and with more than 10 years of experience working with startups, I am faced with one question over and over again – “Is there like a guide that one can follow, on prototyping their business idea?” I kept saying No, but finally gave in and started putting one together. After a lot of iterations, thoughts, discussions and reading up, Voila! Now there is : Sign up here Please sign up. It is…
  • What’s your #1 Resource?

    Vijay Anand
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:31 am
    Most people who start up clearly recognize that they require resources. But often times when I ask them, what is it that they would want, they give one simple answer: Funding. Capital, over the years have come to mean one thing – money, but in a more liberal form (and original context) capital refers to any asset that can generate value, and in return generate income – if you are an enterprise, then its money. If you are a social enterprise, then you can in turn use that wealth towards sustainability. I’ve seen plenty of startups, and orgs (through our work with efforts…
  • Choose to be nice. Please

    Vijay Anand
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Starting up, is against the odds. The natural thing for a startup, is to die. Nature, contrary to populary belief, doesn’t by default nurture, but is aggressive and kills. If you want an instrospective view, look at yourself. Every single moment and with every breathe that we take, our cells are getting older, our bodies oxidising and heading towards the eventual death. That is the only certain thing – that we will all die. As if that overarching theme in life wasn’t enough, entrepreneurs take it upon themselves to put themselves in a fastlane where death, failure,…
  • The Familiar Starting Point.

    Vijay Anand
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:17 pm
    It’s perfectly fine for teams – and  a whole lot of them to start off with the same, and familar starting point. The key is to ensure you have an original path beyond that. That burden, is no one’s but that of the founding team. I imagine that a few centuries ago, before we learnt how to document things, or copy en masse, innovation and inventions were at the peak. Heck, its even fair to say that inventions and the spirit of it, is what drove the industrial revolution, and gave it, its steam (pun intended). I wonder, if some of this was possible because early ideas…
  • Sumo Wrestlers vs Soccer Players

    Vijay Anand
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Think of your startup team as one unit. The Silicon valley plays the game of Sumo wrestling. There is one giant fellow on each side, trying to get the other one out of the court. its usually one or two engineers who are paid 100K annually who drive things.In most other markets, the rule to play would be like, Soccer, or Hockey – its not one player who is holding the cards, it is a team of 11 that is playing for your side. Everyone has a position, a role and their skills that puts them there. Teams that are driven by one or two rockstars, have issues to scale – the recent world cup…
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    Delhi Greens Blog

  • Invite to Panel Discussion on Do Tigers Drink Blood…?

    Gaia
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Arefa Tehsin invites all interested on behalf of Rupa Publications and Oxford Bookstore to the launch of "Do Tigers Drink Blood? And 13 Other Mysteries of Nature" book authored by Arefa Tehsin and Raza H. Tehsin.
  • Anthropogenic Climate Change – An ‘Urban’ Reality Check

    Dr. Govind Singh
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:17 pm
    While the climate has been changing since the emergence of Planet Earth in the solar system, human activities in recent times have accelerated the pace of this change. It is now common knowledge that the concentration of carbon dioxide, a significant greenhouse gas (GHG), has consistently increased since the industrial revolution.
  • River Yamuna: Time To Translate Meetings into Action

    Gaia
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Green Lens Feature: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari holding a meeting on Yamuna related issues in New Delhi.
  • Invite: Quotes from the Earth – An Environmental Film Festival at IIC

    Gaia
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Toxics Link and India International Centre invite all interested to the next in the series of ‘Quotes from the Earth’ - an Environmental Film Festival. The Festival will be a discursive platform to highlight environmental challenges at the national and international level through films, which are a powerful medium of communication and discussion.
  • Public Lecture and Panel Discussion on Asthma at AIIMS

    Gaia
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:16 am
    The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi invites all interested to a public lecture and panel discussion on 'Recurrent Cough, Cold and Wheezing in Children: Is It Asthma'? 300 million people suffer from asthma globally. Asthma also causes about 250,000 deaths annually. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of asthmatic patients is expected to increase to 400 million by 2025. Taking children and adults together, there are nearly 30 million asthmatics in India today, which constitutes about 10% of the global burden of Asthma.
 
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    Awesome Cuisine

  • Baked Seafood Au Gratin

    Anjali Anand
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:40 am
    Baked Seafood Au Gratin
  • Sweet Potato Halwa

    Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Sweet Potato Halwa
  • Coriander Chicken Curry

    Chef Damu
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    A delicious chicken curry with ground coriander masala paste. Best served with rice, roti or dosa. Ingredients: Chicken – 500 gms, chopped Coconut Oil – 50 ml Coriander Leaves – 1 bunch Shallots (Sambar Onions) – 100 gms Tomatoes – 2 to 3 Green Chillies – 3 to 4 Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tblsp […]
  • Bhindi Raita

    Praveen Kumar
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Bhindi Raita
  • Eggless Almond Cherry Cake

    Praveen Kumar
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:07 am
    A simple and easy to make cake with almonds, glaced cherries and condensed milk.  Garnish as desired or use it as a base to make other delicious cakes. Ingredients: Condensed Milk – 2 tins (about 750 to 800 ml) Maida (Plain Flour) – 500 gms Sugar – 150 gms, powdered Almonds – 150 gms Dried […]
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    Ghumakkar - Inspiring travel experiences.

  • A Day in Nairobi National Park

    Snig Bhaumik
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The park is built for people like us who cannot go to Masai Mara or Amboseli or to similar places. It is a small snapshot or trailer of what you could get in those places. This park is the only national park which is built inside or very nearby a metro city. It is home for black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elands and diverse birdlife with over 400 species. Black rhinos are special attractions, they are declared as endangered species. As soon as you enter the park, you enter into an altogether different world. Nairobi skylines are visible from a…
  • Shani Shingnapur : The Humble Abode of Shani Dev, the Lord of Justice

    Naresh Sehgal
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Shani Shingnapur is perhaps the most popular place for all Shani Dev devotees. Shignapur is situated at a distance of 6 kms from Ghodegaon on Aurangabad-Ahmednagar highway. Its distance from Aurangabad is 84 kms, 75 km from Shirdi and from Ahmednagar it is 35 kms. From Ghodegaon, there is a motorable tar road up to the idol of Shri Shaneshwar and is open in all the seasons. Related posts: Shirdi: The humble abode of Sai Baba After five minutes, suddenly door was open and we were... Omkareshwar – Abode of Lord Shiva Hi all Ghummakars . Once again I come with interesting... Somnath To…
  • Exploring Akbari Fort and Government Museum, Ajmer, Rajasthan

    Uday Baxi
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The first thing that caught my attention was a red-coloured window situated above the front gate of the fort. The moment I saw this window, a historic event of 1615 AD came to my mind. I was trying to visualize the scene when Mr. Thomas Roe, the ambassador of East India Company, was standing on the very place on the ground where I was standing. Mughal sultanate was at the peak of their rule and the East India Company had sent their emissary to seek permission to do business in the Mughal territory in the then princely India. The difference in their status was so huge that the emperor Jahangir…
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    Sommelier India - India's only wine magazine

  • Sommelier India tastes India's finest

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:11 am
    Dec 2014:The SI Tasting Panel reconvened last month to taste a selection of India's finest wines. Indian wines have improved noticeably and are garnering awards around the world. Given below are the new releases, arranged by producer & wine style. Experiment freely. These wines are among the best examples of Indian wine.
  • In Conversation with Sommelier Erin Ryan White

    14 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    Erin Ryan White (pictured, left) is the sommelier at August, the contemporary French restaurant owned by award-winning chef, John Besh in New Orleans. With 33 years of far-reaching experience, White brings her highly approachable and informed style to pairing wines from a cellar that has put August on the list of "America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants" by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Kaveri Ponnapa spoke to White in a freewheeling interview on behalf of Sommelier India.
  • A professional course in wine management

    8 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    If you are looking to make a career in wine, it's a good idea to undertake a serious course of study in all aspects of wine management. Read on for an MSc in wine management offered by the School of Wine and Spirits Business, Gropue ESC Dijon -Bourgogne, France
  • A great success! The Nagpur Wine & Food Festival '14

    5 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    The 2nd Nagpur Wine and Food Festival drew more wine lovers than the year before, the festival's chief promoter Sharad Phadnis noted with understandable pride. That the two-day event, which concluded on November 23rd was a great success, was amply clear by the simple fact that almost all the wineries had exhausted their stock by 10 pm.
  • Champagne Rendezvous at the ITC Grand Chola

    2 Dec 2014 | 7:23 pm
    December 2014 - Napoleon would have approved of the special Champagne evening at the ITC Grand Chola last month where Chennai's wine and champagne aficionados were introduced to the art of sabrage. Almost all the legends of 'sabering' a bottle of champagne - slicing the neck of the bottle with a sabre leaving the bottle intact, can be traced back to Napoleon's reign, writes Ashwin Rajagopalan.
 
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    MediaNama

  • P Sainath to launch rural India focused news portal PARI on December 20

    Shashidhar KJ
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    The Hindu’s Rural Affairs Editor and veteran journalist P. Sainath is all set to launch a new news portal focused on rural India called People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI). The website is set for a formal launch on December 20 but already has an impressive amount of content on it. Sainath speaking to Scroll.in said that he started the website largely with his savings, and that it contains thousands of photographs, videos, audio essays and textual reports on rural India and more will be uploaded on the site over time. Currently, the archive is volunteer driven and Sainath added…
  • Vserv partners XL to enable customer targeting for mobile entertainment cos in Indonesia

    Riddhi Mukherjee
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:07 am
    Mobile marketing platform Vserv has tied-up with Indonesian telecom operator PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL) to enable mobile entertainment companies in Indonesia to target more relevant audience. This partnership would see Vserv Smart Data platform being integrated with XL, and the companies claim that this would allow marketers to target customers with the right ads at the right time, based on their personality and intent signal. Vserv launched the Smart Data platform in October this year, as part of its transition into a smart data offering focused company. The company claimed that it interacts with…
  • E-commerce roundup: Amazon India, Bata, FoodPanda & Snapdeal

    Vivek Pai
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:16 am
    Amazon launches Jewellery and Office and Stationery Supplies Store; Junglee to list Office Products and School Supplies Amazon.in has launched a Precious Jewellery Store that claims to offer more than 22,000 styles of precious jewellery including necklaces, mangalsutras, earings, rings, ankets, and accessories like toe rings and gold coins from 18 national and international jewellery brands like Gitanjali group’s Asmi, Nakshatra and D’damas, Diti, Gili, Sangini, Aspen, Mehrasons, Ahilya, Bluestone and Caratlane among others. It also claims to have exclusive tie-ups with brands…
  • Ngpay parent acquires JiGrahak; Flipkart now holds 65.71% stake in ngpay

    Shashidhar KJ
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Singapore-based Next Generation Payments has acquired 100% stake in its Bangalore-based subsidiary JiGrahak Solutions which operates the mobile payments platform ngpay, reports Techcircle. The details of the transactions are undisclosed. Earlier in August, e-commerce marketplace Flipkart’s holding company Flipkart Pvt Limited had invested an undisclosed amount in JiGrahak . Post this current deal, Flipkart will hold 65.71% stake in ngpay and Sourabh Jain, the promoter-shareholder of ngpay, will hold the remaining stake. As per the agreement, Jain and Flipkart have set up ngpay in…
  • Spice launches a Hindi Android One smartphone

    Riddhi Mukherjee
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Spice Mobility* has launched a Hindi variant of its Android One smartphone Spice Dream UNO, targeted at the Hindi speaking audience in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Dubbed as Spice Dream Uno H, the phone is priced at Rs 6,499 and will run on a Hindi version of Android KitKat. It will also feature a Hindi keyboard, voice input and Hindi versions of Google services such as Chrome, Search, YouTube, Google Maps and Google Translate along with third party Hindi apps like Aajtak, Sony LIV and Hungama and Hindi variant of Spice’s cloud backup service Spice…
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    INDIA INVENTS

  • AP Government sets up entity for Innovation Society

    A.S Rao
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:40 am
    A.P government has set up 3 entities for development of ICT Industry namelyeGovernance AuthorityElectronics &IT AgencyInnovation Society.I was invited to join Executive Council of 3rd entity -Innovation Society,Innovation SocietyTechnology survives and thrives through innovation. All the 3 areas, namely, e-Governance,Electronics and IT are substantially technology-based and hence innovation has to be promoted. Moreover, specific capacities and skillsets are required to be built/ harnessed for successfully promoting these sectors. Hence the need arose for a society for…
  • Promoting Semiconductor startups

    A.S Rao
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    Make-In-India philosophy and reports of larger innovation fund with DeitY have rekindled hope for a synergistic policy to promote new technology ventures including the dream of INDIAN DESIGNED CHIP .Chip development has become prohibitively expensive over time. While one person could design a chip in the 1960s, design teams can reach into the hundreds of engineers today. Products may take years to develop, and then the projects are turned over to third-party manufacturers, known as foundries, for production. The chips are more complex because the circuitry is so dense that chips can have…
  • Export of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is not an infringement under Section 107A of the Patents Act.

    A.S Rao
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:53 pm
    On November 5th, in Bayer Corporation (Bayer) v. Union of India & Ors (NPL), the High Court of Delhi (Court) examined the scope of India’s Bolar exemption. Specifically, the issue to be decided in this case was whether the exportation of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) constituted a defense to infringement under Section 107A of the Patents Act.The decision:After a review of the facts, the Court accepted that the product NPL sought to export was not for commercial purposes since the amount was only sufficient to make 1000 to 2000 tablets (which was…
  • Report of the Forum on High-Tech Defence Innovation

    A.S Rao
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:54 am
    India is the largest arms importer in the world, which means that it is exporting not only foreign exchange, but also entire eco-systems that a thriving defence industrial complex could have generated for India, with all its benefits.  India needs to urgently discard its “Import with Benefits” model and usher in a Defence Industrialization Strategy (DIS) through indigenous, high-tech innovation.  A successful plan has to dig practically into every aspect of our Nation’s functioning, outlined in the more detailed report below. The Report is the Forum’s voice, an…
  • Vallurupalli Nageswara Rao- edupreneur from Andhra

    A.S Rao
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:24 am
    In the year 1959,Sri. Vallurupalli Nageswara Rao, founded 'Southern Engineering Works' (SEW) in Vijaywada, A.P. India, along with late Sri. Y. Purnachandra Rao and Sri. Y.M.G. Nageswara Rao as co-founders to pursue civil engineering construction activities. Part of the prestigious Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in Andhra Pradesh was the first project SEW e executed. The company was awarded a major dams such as, Tawa, Bargi, Bansagar, Hasdeo Bango, in Madhya Pradesh, Srisailam and Priyadarshini Jurala in Andhra Pradesh. In 1983, the company was converted to a Private Limited Company and…
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    Marketing in India

  • Bamboo Cluster Village - Assam

    Rajesh Aithal
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:21 am
    Recently had the chance to visit a village which was into production of products out of Bamboo. Each house was specializing in some product. One has to see the skill level to actually appreciate it. A few photos from the visit..Entrance to the VillageSofa Sets being madeBangles being madeSmaller StoolsFinished Smaller Stools
  • Uber - throwing the Service Provider Away with the ....

    Rajesh Aithal
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:10 am
    I have been reading a lot of reactions on the banning of Uber in New Delhi after the unfortunate happening. I would agree that there would have been fault at Uber's end in verifying the Driver but does that mean that we will ban the service.Let us come to the basic issue , why is suddenly that one finds these app based services becoming popular across cities in the country, first is the poor state in which our urban transport infrastructure is in. Second, is that the other formats of public transport like Auto or Cabs are very expensive and one has to rely on the whims and fancies of the…
  • Appropriate Hoarding in Temple Town of Puri

    Rajesh Aithal
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
  • Interesting Hoarding on the Road

    Rajesh Aithal
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
  • Forgotten Brands

    Rajesh Aithal
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:56 pm
    It must be true for the other markets also, but I find this a little surprising when I see very good brands languishing in neglect in a market where there is a dearth of good brands. I saw one example yesterday in a shop and that triggered this post. The brand which I am talking about is catch, it use to a quite well-known brand a couple of decades back, but now I do not think many people would think of it is a strong brand. A more recent example is a brand in apparels - ColorPlus, it again use to a  very strong brand in cotton apparels , but now today I do not see it occupying the…
 
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    Radioandmusic.com

  • Japanese app firm Line Corp agrees to acquire MixRadio from Microsoft

    RnMTeam
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:43 am
    MUMBAI: When buzz emerged that Microsoft was spinning off the free personal music streaming service- MixRadio, as an independent entity in July 2014 following its acquisition of Nokia, there was absolutely no clarity on what shape the spinoff would take. Speculation was that probably, private equity firms or venture capitalists would pump in investments. And then there was silence.Today, the veil of secrecy was lifted on the road ahead for MixRadio. A release issued today states that Japanese LINE Corp, the global owner and operator of the free call and messaging app, has reached a definitive…
  • Japanese app firm Line Corp agrees to acquire MixRadio from Microsoft

    RnMTeam
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    MUMBAI: When buzz emerged that Microsoft was spinning off the free personal music streaming service- MixRadio, as an independent entity in July 2014 following its acquisition of Nokia, there was absolutely no clarity on what shape the spinoff would take. Speculation was that probably, private equity firms or venture capitalists would pump in investments. And then there was silence.Today, the veil of secrecy was lifted on the road ahead for MixRadio. A release issued today states that Japanese LINE Corp, the global owner and operator of the free call and messaging app, has reached a definitive…
  • EVC music festival supports living in harmony with animals with PETA Youth

    RnMTeam
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    MUMBAI: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Youth, a division of PETA, has partnered with Twisted Entertainment to be the social-cause partner for the EVC music festival. It will give PETA Youth supporters a platform to promote the message of living in harmony with animals.Through the dance music festival, the organisation plans to reach out to the larger audience of dance music fans comprising the youth. During fun activities, they will be seen giving away freebies like EVC PETA Youth badges, celebrity posters, T-shirts and more to dance music fans. The PETA booth set-up at…
  • Calvin Harris to endorse Emporio Armani

    RnMTeam
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:42 am
     Musician Calvin Harris has been roped in as the new face of the Emporio Armani brand for its spring 2015 campaign.The campaign's black-and-white photographs, shot by Boo George here, feature Harris posing in the Italian label's eyewear and watch collection. The Scottish DJ also took to Twitter to share a behind-the-scenes photograph, which features him shirtless as he prepares for his shoot, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
  • Elvis Presley’s earliest recording to be auctioned at Graceland

    RnMTeam
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    MUMBAI: The first known recording by Elvis Presley will be put up for auction in January 2015, and is expected to fetch anywhere between $75,000 and $100,000. According to reports, the record is a 78 rpm acetate that was recorded in August 1953, when the King of Rock and Roll was just 18 years old. The record is said to include two tracks- 'That's When Your Heartache Begins', a 1941 hit by Ink Spots and 'My Happiness' a pop hit by Jon and Sondra Steel from 1948.
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    Mumbai Hikers

  • MUMBAI TRAVELLERS : SATTAL BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR on 11th-14th February 2015

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Himalayan range takes pride of its place in the country and is renowned for its peaks, the world over. However, looking beyond its fascinating skyline, there lays a paradise of avian wonders with over 500 species, nestled amidst the thickets of tall pine and oak trees.Join Mumbai Travellers and Bike N Hike as they take you to experience two of the most bird-rich areas of the Kumaon region – Sattal for magnificent birding and rewarding photographic junctures with experts.  Both these areas have distinct habitats and are home to an array of Himalayan bird species, resident as well as…
  • MUMBAI TRAVELLERS : TREK TO LOHAGAD AND BHAJE CAVES on X'mas (25th December 2014)

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:27 pm
    About the Tour :It is part of Western Ghats and lies at Lonavala. The Lohagad fort had several emire of the dynasties. Even after Shivaji won the fort, he had to surrender the Lohagad.He re-captured the fort and used to preserve the surplus at Lohgad. The splendid view of the Pawna Lake from the top, which is to the southwest of the mountain. The fort has been declared as a protected moument by the government. Lohgad and Visapur is connected to each other.Outing Date : X'mas  Special on 25th December 2014Category: TrekkingDuration : 1 DayOuting Schedule :Reach Lonavala by Indrayni…
  • Explore Kundalika this 3rd -4th Jan 2015.

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Explore Kundalika this 3rd -4th Jan 2015.White Water Rafting,Rappelling And many more adventure activities …Kolad (tentative itinerary)Leave 09-1000hrs on Saturday from Mumbai break for KoladBreak for lunch 1230-1300hrsReach Kolad by 0300-0400hrsCheck in, Fresh up will be at cottage/camp near Rafting point0500hrs leave for adventure activities we can do three activities from below,Burma bridgeWall climbingRappellingWaterfall rappellingRiver crossingKayakingFlying fox (all subject to availability)Back to base at 1900hrsTime for Interactive session or trail after dinnerDinnerEnd of the…
  • Mumbai Hikers Community

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    WTA CLUB,PUNE...KOKAN TOUR ON 27th and 28th Dec 2014Posted: 15 Dec 2014 10:15 PM PSTWe at " WILD TREK ADVENTURE CLUB ,PUNE " (GOVT.Reg.No.MH.1479/Pune/2013) are glad to invite you all for" KOKAN TOUR (TARKARLI,SCUBA DIVING,SNORKELING,SINDHUDURG FORT,TSUNAMI ISLAND,DOLPHIN RIDE,VIJAYDURG) on 27th and 28th Dec 2014 DETAILED INFO: PLACES TO VISIT DURING TOUR: 1.TARKARLI BEACH: Tarkarli is amongst the premiere destinations promoted by M.T.D.C. Located in Sindhudurg district bordering Goa, Tarkarli is amongst the southern most beaches in Maharashtra. Part of the series of beaches in Malvan,…
  • Trek To The Valley of Shadow (Sandhan Valley) - 27th & 28th December 2014!

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    Sandhan Valley is a beautiful valley situated in the Western Ghats near Ratangad. Amidst the water lies this carved valley 200 feet deep and approximately 2kms long. Located near beautiful Bhandardara region, it is also surrounded by Alang, Madan, Kulang, Kalsubai, Ratangad and Ajoba forts. Along with breathtaking sights, Sandhan Valley also offers adventure seekers a chance to rappel down patches to reach its base. Dates: 27th - 28th December (Departure on the night of 26th December)Height: 4100 ft Grade: Medium with Thrilling Patches Location: Bhandardara…
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    India Briefing News

  • Average Indian Salary to See Minor Increase in 2015

    India Briefing
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:27 pm
    The average Indian salary in 2015 will be much the same as in 2014, according to two recently published reports on income trends in Asia. Findings show that while the overall average salary in India will rise by around 11 percent, inflation will cut the increase in "real terms" to around 3.5 percent. The post Average Indian Salary to See Minor Increase in 2015 appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Sourcing and Procurement from India: Establishing an Office on the Ground

    India Briefing
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:37 pm
    For businesses wanting direct control over their sourcing operation in India, establishing a local presence is an integral step. In this excerpt from our latest India Briefing magazine, we compare the options available to foreign companies. The post Sourcing and Procurement from India: Establishing an Office on the Ground appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Understanding India’s Industry-Specific Tax Incentives

    India Briefing
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Tax deductions exist in numerous Indian sectors where the government deems foreign investment to be in the interest of the country. In this article, we highlight which industries offer tax incentives and outline how foreign businesses can qualify for tax deductions. The post Understanding India’s Industry-Specific Tax Incentives appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • MoU with U.S. Set to Boost Investment in India’s Infrastructure

    India Briefing
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:41 pm
    India and the U.S. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see increased U.S. industry participation in Indian infrastructure projects. Since 2001, two-way trade between the U.S. and India has increased fivefold to nearly US $100 billion. The post MoU with U.S. Set to Boost Investment in India’s Infrastructure appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • New Indian e-Visa Scheme Makes it Easier for “Casual Business” Visits

    India Briefing
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Last week, India loosened its electronic visa policies. Although the changes are chiefly aimed at boosting international tourism, the new e-visa can also be used for a "casual business" visit and should encourage more businesses to travel to the country. The post New Indian e-Visa Scheme Makes it Easier for “Casual Business” Visits appeared first on India Briefing News.
 
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  • J&K polls: NC candidate Rana ends poll campaign in Nagrota

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    Nagrota, Dec 18: Winding up his hectic electioneering in Nagrota on Thursday, National Conference candidate Devender Singh Rana expressed his gratitude to the people for becoming part of his journey during the campaign and appealed to the people of Nagrota to
  • World Super Series Finals: 2nd win for Srikanth and Saina

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
    Dubai, Dec 18: India's top badminton players Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth took a big step on way to reaching the semifinals at the World Super Series Finals by securing second consecutive wins in their respective group here today. Srikanth,
  • Hafiz Saeed a rougue, should have been in jail: Ghulam Nabi Azad

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Jammu, Dec 18:  Terming Mumbai terror attack accused Hafiz Saeed as a "rogue", Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad said he should have been in jail for his utterances. "Hafiz Saeed is rogue.
  • Bhaichung Bhutia returns to play for East Bengal in I-League

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
    Kolkata, Dec 18: It was in famous red-and-gold East Bengal jersey that 17-year-old Bhaichung Bhutia came into prominence back in 1995 and after nearly two decades, one of India's greatest ever footballer is going to play what will be his final
  • Unions call 24-hour-long taxi strike in Kolkata tomorrow

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
    Kolkata, Dec 18:  With trade unions calling for a 24-hour-long taxi strike to protest against West Bengal government's alleged apathy to improve their working condition, commuters in the city are in for a hard time on Friday. The CITU and
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    Fone Arena

  • ZTE Star 2 with 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801, system-level voice control announced

    Srivatsan
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:09 pm
    ZTE has announced Star 2, successor of the Star 1 that was launched in China earlier this year. It has the same 5-inch full HD display and runs on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) with MiFavor 3.0 UI. The quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor in the Star 1 is replaced by a Snapdragon 801 processor in the Star 2. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It is just 6.9mm thick, has aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the back and also offers Dolby experience. The main USP of the smartphone it its system-level voice and…
  • Microsoft sells MixRadio to LINE

    Nirave
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:38 pm
    In a rather surprising announcement today, Microsoft have announced that they have sold the popular MixRadio service to LINE, who are more commonly known for their LINE Messenger application on smartphones. Shortly after Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia's services back in April, MixRadio announced they would be operating as a separate company and supporting both iOS and Android - today's announcement means the company will be backed by a fast growing company with pedigree in providing popular services on mobile devices. Jyrki Rosenberg, Head of MixRadio, said: "We wanted MixRadio…
  • Acer Liquid E700 Triple SIM Android Smartphone Unboxing

    Varun Krish
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    Acer launched its Triple SIM Liquid E700 smartphone in India earlier this month priced at Rs. 11,999, exclusively on Snapdeal. It packs solid specifications for the price. We brought you the hands on impressions and the photo gallery of the Acer Liquid E700 from the Computex 2014 earlier this year. Here we have the unboxing of the smartphone. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oDZ_8HEHDw Box Contents Acer Liquid E700 smartphone in Black In-ear earphones with microphone Micro USB Cable 2-pin Charger Quick Start guide and other booklets Here are the specifications of the smartphone 5-inch (1280…
  • Huawei to launch 4G smartphones under Rs. 10000 in India by mid-2015

    Srivatsan
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    Huawei plans to launch new smartphones with 4G LTE support under Rs. 10,000 in the Indian market within the next six months, according to a report from PTI (via TOI). Airtel already offers TDD-LTE services in some cities. Reliance Jio plans to provide LTE by mid-2015 through an integrated ecosystem since it owns both 1800 MHz FDD-LTE  and on 2300 MHz TDD-LTE spectrum. In an interview to PTI, P Sanjeev, Director for devices sales, Huawei, said: We are largest owner of essential patents for 4G technology. The essential patents are technology required to connect with 4G network. Within…
  • UK networks pledge £5 billion to fix coverage issues

    Nirave
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    The UK Government have announced a major landmark deal with the four major mobile networks to improve mobile coverage in the UK. Under the terms of the deal, the four networks - Vodafone, Three, O2 and EE - have guaranteed to spend £5 billion together to offer guaranteed mobile coverage to 90% of premises across the UK by 2017. The deal was announced by Culture Secretary Sajid Javid and was reached in response of the government's plans to introduce a new law allowing customers to use any available mobile network. Under the new agreement - which replaced the original plans for national…
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    The Better India

  • #Innovation: These Amazing Modified Cycle Rickshaws Are Making The Task Easier For Rickshaw Pullers

    Shreya Pareek
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:46 am
    Dr. Rajvanshi saw the physical trouble rickshaw pullers go through and he invented these four electric rickshaws to simplify their work. Modifying the humble rickshaw, he made these amazing vehicles that can also be converted into a bed for the driver and are disabled-friendly too.  A long time ago, in the 1960s in fact, a kid named Anil Rajvanshi would regularly go on cycle rickshaw rides. And whenever the rickshaw went uphill, that kid would get off and push it along with the rickshaw-puller. Today, the same kid is Director of Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) in Phaltan,…
  • MY STORY: Conversation With A 63-Year Old From Chennai Who Treks To The Himalayas Every Year

    TBI Reader
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:36 pm
    In the MY STORY section, we present some of the most compelling and pertinent stories and experiences shared with us by our readers. Do you have something to share? Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com with “MY STORY” in the subject line. Shankar Ji travels all the way from South India to trek the Himalayas every year. He does not hesitate to embark on some of the most dangerous treks even as he crosses 63 years of age. What’s more, he carries his own baggage too and does not employ a porter! With increasing age, his passion to explore is rising too. Read more about the…
  • Events To Attend This Week (18/12/14 – 25/12/14)

    Shreya Pareek
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    1. Appeal Please Help Stop ‘Kolubete’ – Bengaluru Photo courtesy: FlickreviewR/Wikipedia In the ritual hunting festival called, ‘Kolubete’, thousands of innocent wild animals are mercilessly killed while lakhs of villagers stand by to watch the event. This year, hunting festivals are planned to be held on December 18th 2014, 25th December, 28th December and 4th January 2014. Shri Ajay Misra, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Karnataka Forest Department has issued directions to stop the hunting festival in all districts of Karnataka. Along…
  • VIDEO: Here’s What Delhi Thinks Of The Ban On Uber Cabs. Do You Agree?

    TBI Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    A cab driver raped a woman customer in Delhi. The government swooped in and banned the cab company which connected the driver to the traveler. End of story? Issue resolved? Siddharth Rajpal and the Teen Pathar team asked Delhiites their take on the incident and ideas for a more long-lasting solution in the video below. We’d love to hear from you as well. Take the poll below and tell us what you think. Also, do share your solutions with us in the comments. <a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/8530563/”>Is the government right in banning Uber and other radio taxi…
  • How The Bhils Of Madhya Pradesh Are Moving From Starvation To Progress Through Entrepreneurship

    Josceline Anne Mascarenhas
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:49 am
    One of the most ignored communities in the country, here’s how the Bhils of Madhya Pradesh are gradually moving towards a better life with a little help from NGOs and micro loans. From growing vegetables and earning higher incomes to sending their kids to school and becoming micro entrepreneurs, these traditional warrior tribes are changing their way of life to be able to survive in the competitive world. What’s more – you can also be a part of their progress. A DESCENDANT OF WARRIORS Sasili was born amid verdant green hills. Her mother let the frail newborn hear the…
 
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    Parsi Khabar

  • How the Government-Funded Parsi Fertility Scheme Works

    arZan
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    Persis Kamakhan had been trying to have a child for nine years. After an attempt at in-vitro fertilization in 2010 didn’t work, Ms. Kamakhan says she had all but given up — IVF was unaffordable on her husband’s monthly income of $400. Article by Shanoor Seervai | The Wall Street Journal Then Ms. Kamakhan, 35, learned about Jiyo Parsi, a $1.6 million program to help India’s minority Parsi community have more children and reverse its rapid population decline. Through this program, funded by India’s Ministry of Minority Affairs, couples who need help conceiving can receive free or…
  • Picnics at Juhu Beach: Indian Memory Project

    arZan
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The Indian Memory Project is a fantastic website that curates memories. They have a wonderful post by father daughter duo Rumi and Sooni Taraporevala about picnics at Juhu Beach. This photograph of our family was taken by my youngest kaka (uncle) Shapoor at Juhu Beach. We had all gone out to Juhu beach for a picnic, outside the Palm Grove hotel (now Ramada Plaza Palm Grove). It was a regular haunt for picnics and we used to look forward to our day out for weeks. The beach was totally un-spoilt and had only a few small shacks around. Now I wouldn’t go even if someone paid me for it. I…
  • Animating The Word: Legacy of Iran’s Minority Calligraphic Traditions.

    arZan
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Tally Beck Contemporary will present a group exhibition of contemporary works that incorporate calligraphy from Iran. Animating the Word: The Legacy of Iran’s Minority Calligraphic Traditions will open on Wednesday, December 10 and run until December 30. The opening reception on December 10 will begin at 6:00 pm and run until 9:00 pm. While Persian calligraphy and artwork is more familiar to most audiences, there are other rich traditions of calligraphy in the minority cultures of Iran. These traditions have inspired a genre of contemporary art that incorporates the written languages and…
  • Ashdeen Lilaowala: I am Floored by the City’s Love for Saris

    arZan
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Taking the dazzling textile tradition of the culturally-rich Parsis to a wider audience, young designer Ashdeen Z Lilaowala dons several hats. Article By Janani Sampath | The New Indian Express An author and curator, Lilaowala, who is a graduate in Textile Design from National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, was in the city recently, to be part of the Crafts Council of India’s 50th year exhibition, alongside famous names like Pheroza Godrej, distinguished author, curator and philanthropist and Jasleen Dhamija, an expert in India’s handicraft and handloom industry. After a detailed…
  • The Travelling Parsi by Kamal F. Sunavala

    arZan
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The book was an accidental baby. But being pro-choice (for books, at any rate) the author would not abort it, and raised it with love, satire and laughter. When the book was ready, it was sent off into the big bad world, where it is currently battling demons, sex fiends, annoying teenagers, vacuous celebrities, genuine geniuses, book-haters and book aficionados. Please help the baby. You can download an extract of The Travelling Parsi here. The Unbelievable Parsiness of Things (with apologies to Milan Kundera) comes from being born a Parsi, knowing Parsis and passing on the Parsiness. The…
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    HeadStart Network Foundation

  • #SSKOL | Starting a business in QSR or Real Estate | Nov 2014 Edition

    Team Headstart
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:08 pm
    The Startup Saturday event in Kolkata on the 29th of November manifested a phenomenal combination of quick service restaurants and real estate. The mix of more than 60 participants, comprising of passionate students, vivacious professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs at the overwhelming ambience of Indian Council of Cultural Relations was the highlight of the event, sponsored by Nasscom and Google.  Mr. Aman Singhania, one of the volunteers at SSKOL, kindled the event with an introduction to Headstart and its events, followed by a quick precluding of all the participants of the day’s…
  • #SSHYD takeaways from Dec 2014 Edition!

    Team Headstart
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
    The theme #SSHYD for Dec 2014 was “Hiring experiences for start-ups” and it was a full house as always! Here is a sneak peak into the happenings of the session There were six start-up talks and two featured speakers. 1. Shravya from Svaad – The Svaad app deals in food search customization. Shravya mentioned that hiring mobile developers and consultants did not help as they were not actively involved. They struggled with a wrong employee for six months, thereby wasting a lot of precious time and money without any results. They approached a job consultancy and this time things…
  • Startup Saturday Pune – Dec 2014 Edition!

    Team Headstart
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:48 am
    What do you usually do on a Saturday morning, especially if you are an entrepreneur or a budding one? Well apart from work there is plenty of networking to be done which helps build up stature in the ecosystem. Birds of a feather flock together and that’s what happened at the Startup Saturday session on 13th of Dec. Despite being a weekend it was a packed house at the NCL Venture Center at the session which was organized by HEADSTART Network Foundation. Startup Saturday takes place of 2nd SAT of every month to serve the purpose of bringing seasoned and budding entrepreneurs together.
  • Press Note – Headstart Higher Hyderabad | Dec 2014

    Team Headstart
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:53 am
    PRESS NOTE Headstart Higher @ Hyderabad is back- 20 December 2014 40 startups and 100 candidates; Unique high-impact startup hiring event; by the Startup Saturday team; As part of Headstart Network’s multi-city startup enabling initiatives;  11 December, 2014, Hyderabad:  Headstart Network, the early stage  startups’ ecosystem Organisation behind the monthly Startup Saturdays across the country, is bringing the next edition of Headstart Higher. The biggest platform in the county for offline hiring for Startups.  Due on Saturday December 20th 2014 at IIIT (H) Gachibowli, Hyderabad!
  • Headstart Startup Saturday – December 2014 Edition

    Team Headstart
    7 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Headstart Startups Saturday is our flagship monthly meet held on second Saturday of every month across 15+ Indian cities. It is a sharing and discussion platform which facilitates networking and is attended by aspiring entrepreneurs, early stage startups and entrepreneurial community in local cities. It presents the attendees a platform to demo/launch their services /products and learn from successful and seasoned startups. The Startup Saturday has witnessed many participants transition into entrepreneurs and has facilitated cofounders and investors for many startups. Startup Saturdays…
 
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    Youth Ki Awaaz

  • How Capitalism Makes Money Out Of Women’s “Cooking, Smiling, Fucking”

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
    By Antara Mukherjee: In the easiest way, gender means the social state of being male or female and has a set of rules of behaviour and expectations attached to it by the society. It has inherently always been to the disadvantage of the feminine gender. A lot of sociologists have understood and continue to understand the sociology of gender through social structures, economic systems and religion. And one thing has always come to light that the male gender has always sat on the top of the ladder sometimes even without its own choice. In this essay I want to bring forth my understanding of…
  • A Society Which Only Cares About ‘The Father’s Name’

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:19 am
    By Suraiya Tabassum: For as long as I can remember, applying for educational institutions, jobs, bank accounts, driving licenses or for official documents, requires filling up forms with a column specifying the father’s name for the purpose of identification. It’s a pity that while the Indian society eulogises motherhood, a mother does not have equal guardianship rights even though she may have single-handedly raised the children with the biological father being absent. Photo Credit Admitted, the government has taken some measures in the last couple of years to establish a modicum of…
  • Rewriting History For Propaganda: The Dangers Of Sangh Parivar’s Attempts To Manipulate History

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    By Naomi Hazarika: George Orwell in his dystopian classic novel ‘1984’ wrote, “He who controls the past, controls the future. He who controls the present, controls the past.” Historical revisionism has so far been as important a political tool in Indian politics as vote banks or ‘pro-poor policies’. Such an attempt to re-write history is usually the illegitimate distortion of historical records for the furtherance of certain agendas backed by people in power. Plato once very wisely stated that the storyteller has all the power. The issue of historical revisionism was raised in the…
  • What I Wish I’d Known When I Was Molested

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:32 am
    By Ritica Ramesh: It’s easy to write about the warmth of the sunshine kissing your cheek whilst at a holiday on the beach. It’s easy to tell the world about the plethora of emotions that take over you when you finally meet your loved one after eons and it’s easy to pen down your thoughts on who should be player of the year, but it isn’t easy to admit how vile it felt when a stranger’s palms pushed up against your breasts while his mouth hungrily searched for yours when you were fifteen. It was a misty October morning, an eerie morning and I couldn’t quite wrap my head around why.
  • The Cry From Pakistan: As Bullets Rained On Innocent Lives, ‘Let Us Not Forget’

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:20 am
    By Waleed Tariq: Pakistan has had a long-drawn-out relationship with the modern day jihadist forces that pose a challenge to the state’s writ and are engaged in active warfare against it. In the 1980’s, with the help of the US, it recruited, trained, and harboured a series of networks that were to engage in the conduction of the ‘Holy Jihad’ in Afghanistan against the USSR. The strategy of using the jihadist ideology for Pakistan’s own strategic gains was extended, and as a backlash, the domestic conditions had their fair share of spill-over effect in terms of internal consequences.
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    Indian Television

  • Mahabharatham Tamil Re-launching on Vijay TV from 8th December 2014

    Indian Television
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    Re-launching Of Mahabharatham Tamil on Vijay TV Mahabharatham Tamil The epic story of Mahabharatham is all set to hit the Tamil television screen once again on VIJAY TV. Great pains have been taken to narrate this story with utmost care. MAHABHARATAM is a high-octane drama involving a huge array of complicated characters. It is more than a story that gives lessons and teaches us on life’s morals and values. From sacred literature that brought revelations about Dharma and Karma through generations, the legendary MAHABHARATAM is the most awaited and ambitious project was successfully…
  • Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Season 2 (MEK 2) On Maa TV Starts From 8th December 2014

    Indian Television
    6 Dec 2014 | 12:32 am
    MEK 2 Maa tv – Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Season 2 Launch Date 8th December 2014 Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Season 2 Popular Telugu General Entertainment Channel Maa Tv is announced the Season 2 of Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu. MEK Season 2 Maa Tv is launching on Monday 8th December 2014 at 9.30 P.M. Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu is the Telugu Version of Who among you is a Millionaire Show. Nagarjuna is the host of the show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, He is continuing with season 2. Telugu version of Kaun Banega Crorepati , MEK can watch through Maa TV every monday to friday at 9.30 P.M. Meelo Evaru…
  • The Amazing Spiez On Discovery Kids – Airs Every Day at 9.00 P.M

    Indian Television
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    The Amazing Spiez On Discovery Kids Amazing Spiez Experience An Adventurous World Of Secret Spies On Discovery Kids In The Amazing Spiez. Discovery Kids presents an awesome foursome to brighten up every kid’s day in THE AMAZING SPIEZ. Staying true to its promise to offer differentiated programming for children, Discovery Kids brings this action filled journey for its young viewers. The four spies Lee, Marc, Megan and Tony of World Organisation of Human Protection (WOOHP), will be seen uncovering some dangerous criminal activities to protect the world. Watch a suspense filled series to…
  • Luka Chupi with Juhi and Lakh Lakh Badhaaiyaan – Sony PAL

    Indian Television
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    SONY Pal Channel Launches Luka Chupi with Juhi and Lakh Lakh Badhaaiyaan Luka Chupi with Juhi Compelling storylines and engaging content has aided PAL in finding a place as a popular Hindi General Entertainment channel in the last couple of months. The channel is now gearing to launch two new campaigns to give its viewers a chance to engage with its brand ambassador, the cheerful Juhi Chawla. PAL will also give its viewers the unique opportunity to win an amount of one lakh every day! Beginning mid-December, ‘lakh lakh badhaiyaan’ will reach out to its viewers across cities through…
  • Jammu & Kashmir Elections 2014 On CNN-IBN – Battle for Jammu & Kashmir

    Indian Television
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Battle for Jammu & Kashmir Jammu & Kashmir Elections 2014 Against the backdrop of ongoing Assembly Elections in Jammu & Kashmir, CNN-IBN presents a special report on the Battle for Jammu & Kashmir to highlight the mood of the electorate in the state. This 30 minute special will throw light on India’s most troubled state facing major issues such as militancy, cross border terrorism and a deeply vitiated socio-political environment. The political scenario in the state has also redefined with all the 4 major political parties contesting on their own. On the one hand, the ruling…
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    NextBigWhat

  • 2 out of 3 Emails Are Now Opened On Smartphones; Desktop Users Are Engaged More [Data]

    NextBigWhat
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Email marketing is changing and is largely driven by smartphones and devices. Here are some of the interesting data points – though mostly for US consumer devices, but India data won’t be too different in the next 1 year. 2 out of 3 e-mails are opened on smartphones which clearly indicate the popularity of smartphones. 45% of mail opens in Q2 2014 was on smartphones while the number increased to 48% in Q3. Desktop saw 34% mails being opened on it in Q3 2014 14 of the 50 states in USA showed a leaning towards desktop preferences while 6 new states showed preferences towards…
  • LivSpace Secures $4.6mn In Series A funding Led by Helion and Bessemer

    NextBigWhat
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Personalised home interior design and décor marketplace, LivSpace has raised USD 4.6M Series A funding, led by Helion Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, among the leading technology investors in the country. This funding round also includes Singapore based Jungle Ventures as investors. Livspace will utilise the funds to develop new products, generate demand for its products, and grow its management team to focus on the $25B home design and decor market in India and South East Asia. Post funding, Rahul Chowdhri, Partner, Helion and Aakash Goel, Bessemer Venture Partners, India,…
  • 6 Useful Tools to Maximize Your Productivity

    Guest Author
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:24 am
    Everyone wants to be more productive and efficient in their job. One way to do it is of course to spend more time to finish everything needed to be done. However, what if you started to feel like you’re becoming less productive at work? What are the things that you do to fire up your motivation again? There’s a lot of articles on motivation scattered all over the internet. But sometimes those resources are not enough to get you back on track again. If you’re interested to try a new approach that could boost your motivation to perform well, here’s a selection of…
  • Top Searches on Google India In 2014 : IRCTC, Sunny Leone, MotoG

    Sivaprasad Nair
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:19 am
    Google has released its Year In Review which shows the most searched terms across various categories on the internet. Here are the lists of the Top searched keywords in India by category: Most Searched Queries: IRCTC Flipkart SBI Online Snapdeal PNR Status HDFC Netbanking Cricbuzz Google Translate Times Of India Amazon Most Trended Searches: Elections 2014 FIFA 2014 iPhone 6 GATE 2015 Narendra Modi IPL 2014 Ragini MMS 2 Kick Jai Ho Happy New Year Most Searched People: Sunny Leone Narendra Modi Salman Khan Katrina Kaif Deepika Padukone Alia Bhatt Priyanka Chopra Shah Rukh Khan Poonam Pandey…
  • Spice launches Hindi Android One Smartphone, Spice Dream Uno H

    NextBigWhat
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:06 am
    Spice has launched India’s first Android One Hindi smartphone – Spice Dream Uno H Android One Phone, focusing on the large Hindi speaking population in the country.  The Hindi AndroidOne The Spice Dream Uno H features a complete Hindi keyboard, voice input along with Hindi versions of popular Google products such as Android OS, Chrome, Search, YouTube and Google Maps amongst other popular applications. In general, Android One hasn’t done well in India and given the competition from Xiaomi and others, it’d be interesting to see if Hindi Android One phones will do well in…
 
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    mobilegyaan.com

  • Gionee Elife S5.1 Hands-on and First Impressions

    Vishal
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:29 am
    Gionee might not be a household name, yet, but the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is leaving no stones unturned to become one. The Elife E7, for instance, impressed us with its hardware and camera. While even the earlier products like the E5 offered a great set of specs under a reasonable price bracket. Company is now following it up by introducing the second smartphone in its forte of slim smartphones with the Elife S5.1 being the second off the block. The device was recently launched in India and here are our first impressions of one of the slimmest smartphone in the world, which is also…
  • Win a Spice Android Smartphone daily with the Spice Milaye Sapnon Se Contest

    Deepak Jain
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Indian mobile handset manufacturer – Spice Mobiles has launched a special brand campaign named ‘Spice Milaye Sapnon Se’ contest wherein anyone can share their dream & stand a chance to win recently launched Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 Android smartphone daily. As simple as it sounds, a user simply needs to visit the contest page on Spice Mobile website, sign up using his/her Facebook account and share his dream. The entry with maximum likes from his/her Facebook friend on a particular day stands to win a smartphone. There will also a grand prize wherein one…
  • #GOSF2013 The Great Indian Shopping Festival turns out to be a huge disappointment

    Deepak Jain
    12 Dec 2013 | 1:55 am
    The second edition of the Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) has kicked off which was supposed to have some of the best shopping deals. It’s been already a day since the launch of this fest but there are hardly any tempting deals available on the participating e-com sites, which makes many web and e-commerce veterans term this festival as Great Online Shopping Failure. Despite being the second season of the festival, it turned out to be a huge disappointment for shoppers, especially the gadgets lovers who were expecting a lot of good gadgets deals. The fact that the fest was initiated…
  • Everything you wanted to know about Free iPhone 5S and 5C Plans by Reliance

    Deepak Jain
    24 Nov 2013 | 10:41 pm
    Apple’s iPhone 5C and 5S debuted in India on 1st of November. Along with the official launch of these Apple phones, we also witnessed launch of several other operator locked plans by Airtel and Reliance, among which the one by Reliance turned out to be the most attractive and tempting to many. Despite being about a month since the launch of these bundled plans, many people are still unaware of the actual charges to be paid and the catch, if any, involved with these carrier locked plans. Here in this post, we will try to demystify the actual cost involved behind the so-called free iPhone…
  • Intex trumps mid-range smartphone manufacturers with the launch of Aqua i7

    Dnyanesh Mankar
    6 Sep 2013 | 5:02 am
    In a move to establish itself in the highly competitive mid-range smartphone market, Intex announced the launch of its flagship phone, the Aqua i7. The phone was unveiled by Bollywood Actor-Director, Farhan Akhtar; he mentioned that he was proud to be associated with an Indian company, Intex. The Intex Aqua i7 is a dual-SIM phone features a 5-inch Full HD (1080p) display and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass for scratch and impact protection. The Aqua i7 is powered by MediaTek’s 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor. The device comes with 2GB RAM, something which you won’t find in other…
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    The Travellers

  • Digital Diary Veneto | Culture Belluno Province

    traveladmin
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
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  • Digital Diary Veneto | Adventure Belluno Province

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    5 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
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  • Germany Reunified. Filled with discoveries for an unforgettable trip

    traveladmin
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:19 am
    Germany ’s status as a travel destination has gone from strength to strength since reunification. Popular sites of cultural or natural interest have been revived or reconstructed. This video takes a fresh look at 25 perspectives that have taken shape in the 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. More info: http://www.germany.travel/en/germany-reunified/25-perspectives/25-perspectives.html The post Germany Reunified. Filled with discoveries for an unforgettable trip appeared first on The Travellers.
  • Digital Diary | #altavalsusachisone

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    4 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
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  • Voyage en Bavière ! A trip to Bavaria !

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    4 Dec 2014 | 1:58 am
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    celestri.org

  • Moving from iOS to Android…

    Manish
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    …maybe. Every 6 months I’ll go through the motions of proclaiming that I’m dumping iOS in favor of Android. I’ll complain about how the pricing delta between a top Android phone and the latest hotness from Apple is increasing. Then, I’ll write down a list of things I use on my iPhone and try and map it to the Android ecosystem. 4 years ago is the first time I said I was going to dump iOS and shack up with Android. Back then when I made my list, Apple supposedly had the perfect ecosystem where everything worked in harmony whereas Android was like your crazy…
  • Datsun No-Go Fiasco

    Manish
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:39 am
    A couple of weeks ago the Global New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) tested the Maruti-Suzuki Swift and Datsun Go (owned by Nissan), two cars which are sold in India. Most countries have their own automotive standards board like the US has the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), India has the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). NCAP is an initiative by the United Nations to make cars and roads safer around the world. NCAP usually has stricter norms in countries where big companies can push around the government officials…kinda like India. So what were…
  • Modi’s Government Transparency Plan

    Manish
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    When Narendra Modi, the current Prime Minister of India, was campaigning for the top job in India he talked about the need for more government transparency. Like many, I figured this was true to a certain extent but really more about campaign politics to get more people on his side and more votes. However, a couple weeks ago the Modi government launched attendance.gov.in – a dashboard to see government employees attendance records. I guess the idea is that if government employees work for the public, then the public should be able to track if those employees are actually going to the…
  • My Quantified Diet Project

    Manish
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
    The holidays are almost upon us and soon people will start to gorge on food. Then they’ll start a new years resolution to try and lose all that excess weight…it’s a vicious cycle and I’ve been there. For the past 2 months I’ve been running an experiment that is strictly based on numbers – I’ve been tracking EVERYTHING that that goes into my body (food) or gets burned (exercise). This experiment is part of a bigger movement called the quantified self – which is using technology to track all the various numbers and bring some science to the…
  • Tata Motors Revival?

    Manish
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:51 am
    Tata Motors up until last week had been under flying under the radar while they rebuild their company. For many years, the cars that Tata Motors produced were about as exciting as watching paint dry and hence were mainly sold to taxi fleets. Then in early 2008, Tata Motors revealed to the world what was billed as the cheapest car ever made – Tata Nano. Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata unveiled the car and said instead of riding on a bike with 4 people, consumers could instead ride in a car. Two things derailed their plans which the Nano has never recovered from. The first thing is…
 
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    Tamil Brahmins

  • அவிநாசி சிவனின் அற்புதங்கள்

    P.J.
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    *அவிநாசி சிவனின் அற்புதங்கள் * Image: http://img1.dinamalar.com/Kovilimages/T_500_491.jpg Image:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Does it remind similar scenes anywhere?

    P.J.
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    *Does it remind similar scenes anywhere?* Chaos Break out in Kenyan Parliament over new Security Bill ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • இணையத்தில் படித்தது / பிடித்தது

    P.J.
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:14 pm
    *இணையத்தில் படித்தது / பிடித்தது* Image:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cat Trying To Catch Fish In A Frozen Pond- very cute

    P.J.
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    *Cat Trying To Catch Fish In A Frozen Pond- very cute* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKsYI9ghKX8 Very Funny [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Shaivam more famous than Vaishnavam?

    JR
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:33 am
    As far as my understanding goes, almost all communities of Hindus are Shaivas - such as Shaiva Pillais, Brahmin Iyers, even other sects of Hindus... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
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    Consumer Rights

  • Mumbai builder to pay Rs. 14 lakh for late delivery of flat

    ashish
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:40 am
    In the past few years, one of the biggest problems quoted by people who have bought houses is an inability to be confident about getting their dream houses on time. Flats have been announced in huge numbers all across the country, specially in the suburbs of the larger cities, and the response from people has been tremendous. Driven by an urge to live in their own homes, and with easy availability of loans, as well as the herd mentality (when so many colleagues are taking houses, it produces an urge to figure out the finances involved and if it is available, why not also try and buy your own…
  • Being served bones in your vegetarian food – Indian Railways

    ashish
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Of course, this is not the first time that this is happening, but the repeated occurrence cannot diminish the outrage and distaste that such incidents leave in the mouth. In India, there is a special significance in being a vegetarian, as followed in the name of religion rather than due to personal choice. A large number of Hindus, Jains and Buddhists are vegetarians, and consider the consumption of non-vegetarian food to be sinful, and something to be avoided (having such a faith is their legal right, and one cannot dispute this). Thus, in India, there are many restaurants and hotels that…
  • Shopping in retail stores / markets / internet stores – some points to take care of …

    ashish
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    In my younger days, there were only small neighborhood stores that you would go to get whatever provisions you wanted and there were really not too many different brands either. Over the years however, more and more variety of products started coming into the market accompanied by larger stores, leading up to today’s hypermarkets where you can get everything you need for your household and where you can easily spend thousands of Rupees. However, with all this convenience and speed of purchasing, there is a darker side that you need to be careful about. I will detail some of my…
  • How not to encourage a person to take the course again – Dr. Batras Homeopathy

    ashish
    2 Oct 2012 | 10:22 am
    I have been a long time customer of Dr. Batra for hair care treatment (long history of dandruff and also fear of an impending decline in the covering on top of the head). The promise was that they would provide me treatment that would lead to a decline in fair fall rates and also eliminate the dandruff, depending on my taking the treatment properly. Further, I had to do other things such as doing some head stimulation (using finger tips to stimulate the scalp), eating more of soya based stuff, eating cod liver capsules and consuming more green tea on a regular basis. Some of these I did,…
  • Flyers left in the lurch (some on the plane) after another strike in Kingfisher Airlines

    ashish
    1 Oct 2012 | 11:42 am
    When people buy a ticket, they expect that the service will take from their origin to the desired destination. In fact, they deserve a certain amount of service, including the right to know whether the flight or train is one time, whether there is anything that could cause delays or otherwise impede the service, and they expect the Government and regulators to make sure that airlines are doing this. However, the recent (past many months) events at Kingfisher Airlines have caused a great amount of distress to passengers, with the Government not really doing anything about it (except for…
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    Niranjani: View on Life, Spirituality & Meditation

  • The eCommerce Dreams – Let a Billion Startup’s bloom!

    Raj
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    Amazon in talks to buy Jabong for 1.2 billion dollars; Flipkart raises 600 million and is valued at 10 billion; the two big headlines of the past few days.   On the streets a different war being fought - The Uber, the OlaCabs, and Taxi For Sure pumping in an obscene amount to squeeze the  clueless auto driver  off the street - robbing him of his daily bread and butter;   Several others raising millions or being valued in millions; One reads these numbers day in and day out trying to comprehend how much they mean in rupees, and the mind boggles.   The Moguls of the industry…
  • The print version of “The Gita In My HomeWork” is out

    Raj
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:13 am
    Taking a freshly minted book, smelling the pages, is sure a much different and satiating feeling than viewing an ebook on computer / tablet. I am delighted to let you know that the print version of “The Gita in My Homework” is now available for purchase. How to purchase:? The book is available on Flipkart at: http://www.flipkart.com/gita-my-homework/p/itme2rpc3sm7pf74?pid=RBKE2RPCFHT69KPF  The ebook on Amazon will be updated shortly!
  • Some Good News!

    Raj
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:34 pm
    I am happy and delighted to share that this blog is now listed in Best Indian Blogs Directory at indianbloggers.org For those who are already aware, this blog also features in Guy Kawasaki’ India’ Top 100 blogs as well I think this is a result of blogging consistently over over a decade now. Thanks to all of you, who have supported, left a comment, shared and encouraged me.
  • Don’t look into those eyes

    Raj
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Guruji, Chicago 2014 ; Waiting to give the photographer the due credit! If you want to play safe; If you want to maintain the status-quo; If you are afraid of adventures; don’t look into those eyes penetrating and mystical, they cast a spell that can’t be broken; deep and piercing they know things, that you didn’t knew about your own self; don’t look into those eyes peaceful and tranquil they bring solace and comfort to disturbed hearts and minds don’t look into those eyes for the depth of the ocean can’t match the depth of their compassion don’t look…
  • Finding the Devi in the Mundane

    Raj
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    The nine nights of the Devi, a time to dive deep and experience the presence of the all pervading, scintillating energy. A time to wake up to this awe-inspiring presence. For those who find the journey within difficult, the ancient rishis had a simple solution; to find her presence in the very mundane. The Devi they said can be found in One’s intelligence, memory and reflection. In hunger, thirst and sleep too. So too in activity, power and riches; In faith and very much in the doubt  is her  unmistakable  presence. If you have experienced compassion, forgiveness, peace and…
 
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  • SpiceJet Resumes Operations Even As Passengers Cancel Tickets

    Nandini Sanyal
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:54 am
    Troubled SpiceJet resumed operations on Thursday (18 December) after Wednesday's chaos as hundreds of passengers cancelled their tickets and shifted to other airlines due to uncertainty plaguing its services.Till 1800 hours on Thursday, the airline operated 21 of 32 scheduled flights from the IGI Airport. 21 of 38 flights also arrived from other destinations, airport sources said.SpiceJet officials refused to provide any details, claiming that the airline would operate "all 230 flights scheduled to operate for the day".Despite resumption of its services, the uncertainty over…
  • SpiceJet Resumes Operations Even As Passengers Cancel Tickets

    Nandini Sanyal
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:54 am
    Troubled SpiceJet resumed operations on Thursday (18 December) after Wednesday's chaos as hundreds of passengers cancelled their tickets and shifted to other airlines due to uncertainty plaguing its services.Till 1800 hours on Thursday, the airline operated 21 of 32 scheduled flights from the IGI Airport. 21 of 38 flights also arrived from other destinations, airport sources said.SpiceJet officials refused to provide any details, claiming that the airline would operate "all 230 flights scheduled to operate for the day".Despite resumption of its services, the uncertainty over…
  • Accenture Quarterly Revenue Rises 7.3%

    Nandini Sanyal
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    Accenture Plc reported a 7.3 per cent rise in quarterly revenue, helped mainly by its outsourcing business.The company, which also has a large consulting division, said its net income rose to $882.2 million, or $1.29 per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 30 from $800.9 million, or $1.15 per share, a year earlier.Net revenue rose to $7.90 billion from $7.36 billion. (Reuters)
  • Rupee Sees Biggest Gain In 7 Months

    Nandini Sanyal
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    The BSE Sensex and Nifty rallied on Thursday (18 December), with the rupee posting its biggest single-day gain in seven months and rebounding from a 13-month low, after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would take a "patient" approach in deciding when to raise interest rates.Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan had called the prospect of U.S. rate hikes a risk to emerging markets given expectations that overseas investors may pare their bets on higher-yielding debt of countries such as India.Indian shares and bonds also benefited as Russia's rouble stabilised after dramatic…
  • Dealers Offer Gold Discount For First Time In 5 Months

    Nandini Sanyal
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    Gold importers are offering a discount of $2 an ounce versus London prices for the first time in almost five months due to market oversupply.Importers generally charge a premium over London prices but demand in the world's second-biggest gold consumer is expected to fall sharply this month after shipments surged in the past three months."Supply is in excess but demand is very weak because there are no weddings and festivals until mid January. The overall sentiment is weak," said Prithviraj Kothari, executive director of India Bullion & Jewellers' Association.India imported 151.6…
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    Mumbai Ready Reckoner

  • Barcamp Mumbai 14 @ Vile Parle (West) 21st December, 2014

    sam
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Barcamp is, fundamentally, a "free for all" event. Anyone can attend, anyone can talk, about anything. There aren't really any rules. However, to allow everyone to speak (everyone who wants to, that is) and to let everyone know what everyone else is going to be speaking about, we do "regulate" the event somewhat.Barcamp Mumbai 14Date   21 December, 2014Time   9am to 5pmVenueMukesh Patel School of Technology, Management and EngineeringNext to Cooper HospitalVile Parle (West), Mumbai 400056http://www.barcampmumbai.org/https://www.facebook.com/events/1512956772277382/
  • Comedy night at Pizza Express Andheri 18th Dec 2014

    sam
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:54 am
    All people from Juhu, Andheri, Lokhandwala and beyond - performing at Pizza Express Andheri on Thursday Dec 18th..As the ad says - its mainly Pizza with the laughter on the side along with chilli flakes & oregano..Come should be fun02267080743 · 02267080744PizzaExpresshttps://www.zomato.com/mumbai/pizzaexpress-andheri-westGround Floor, Crystal Paradise, Off Veera Desai Road, Andheri West, Mumbai
  • Katy Dalal's Rich Xmas Pudding

    sam
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    It's Pudding Season Again!Katy Dalal's Rich Xmas Pudding with Brandy Butter will be ready this weekend. Call us on 9820136511 or 9820904694 to book your puddings.Large Pudding - Rs.950/-Small Pudding -Rs 550/-Delivery available all over Mumbai.Puddings will be ready for dispatch on 22nd December 2014.We can also courier the puddings to anywhere in India. Courier charges as applicable.Roast Chicken stuffed with mince, raisins, apples and a boiled egg, served with buttered vegetables.It's on the Christmas Menu - call 9820136511 to order :)52, Dattaram Koyande Marg, MazgaonMumbai, Maharashtra,…
  • Bnhs Godrej Mangrove Walk 14th Dec 2014

    sam
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:06 pm
    One of the last few pristine mangroves in the city, the Godrej Mangrove centre is a magnet for many water birds, reptiles, and invertebrates. Enjoy a walk through this ecosystem with a difference as we explore how mangroves act as a barrier and reduce wave action on land to a minimum. Often called the second lungs of the city after Sanjay Gandhi National Park, this mangrove ecosystem can show us some beautiful species like White-cheeked Bulbul, Long-tailed Shrike, White-browed Fantail, Little Green Bee-eater, Baya Weaver, and Scaly-breasted Munia while the creek area will be excellent for…
  • Sounds of the Sufis at Matunga, Mumbai Thursday, December 25

    sam
    7 Dec 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Sounds of the Sufis is an interactive performance tracing the journey of Sufism from 8th Century AD to its present day impact on our everyday lives.The performance includes narrations and mesmerising, live music that cover the lives of the pillars of the Sufi thought, from Moinnuddin Chisti to Amir Khusrau to Kabir to Meera Bai and many others. By picking up pieces from their own lives, the performers explore the essence of Sufism reflecting research, interaction with scholars and a strong personal interest.Performed in English and Hindi, it creates a rare ambience for introspection,…
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    AmreekanDesi

  • Open Letter to Musharraf ji

    amreekandesi
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    Dear Musharraf ji, Hope you get well soon. That foot stuck inside your mouth must hurt a lot, though I must say you still look quite fit and fine for someone with your advancing age and these terrible health issues. But you are quite amazing. A day after a heart-breaking tragedy hits your country you are on TV saying that INDIA WAS BEHIND IT? India? Over a hundred children killed in cold blood by mercenaries and you have the balls to say that India did it? Seriously? The same country that, you know, you attacked in Kargil in 1999. Not ones to hold grudges, we’ve kept calling you for…
  • For a Nobel Cause

    amreekandesi
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:40 pm
    There have been many immortal gestures of love and peace in human history. Shahjahan building Tajmahal for his wife. Gandhi ji leading peaceful marches straight into the waiting lathis of evil British occupiers. Rocky going to Russia, beating their robot of a boxer, winning over the commies and helping end the Cold War. Shahrukh Khan traveling to Punjab to woo Kajol in DDLJ. Heart-warming stories of how the human spirit overpowers hatred and cruelty to spread love all around. There’s a new one. The Nobel foundation has conferred this year’s Peace prize to Pakistan’s Malala and India’s…
  • Open Letter to Modi ji

    amreekandesi
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Modi ji, Modi ji, Modi ji, Last night, as I watched you address the United Nation General Assembly in Hindi, my chest swelled with pride. It was so refreshing to see someone showing respect to our culture and trying to instill a sense of national pride among Indians who suffer from a major colonial hangover. A nation where traffic police wallahs waive off offenders if they shout at them in English, where parents of toddlers fret that their otherwise perfect child only knows five-hundred English words, where the valet at a car park would refuse to park your Alto if you speak in Hindi. You are…
  • Dear Bollywood, Be A Sport

    amreekandesi
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am
    Year after year, it is the same story. India goes to the Olympics and gets lesser medals than the number of hit movies involving Uday Chopra. India goes to the Asian Games and gets overshadowed by China. The only event where we seem to get some respect is the Commonwealth Games, and that too only because China never got pwned by the British. Why? Why must we bear this disappointment of not being good in sports when we have a treasure trove of sports-persons right here. I was reading the newspaper and getting depressed about our sports performance. And then i turned the page and saw THIS. I…
  • Open Letter to Bilawal Bhutto

    amreekandesi
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Dear Bilawal ji, Pehle to wish you a very happy birthday. 26! Such a special age. Reminds me too of the time when i was young and stupid, though maybe not this much. As a special gift for your happy day, you are trending on social media and every Indian is talking about you. How’s that for neighborly love? Say thanks. Where are your manners, yaar? I heard THAT video clip with great interest. The one where you said that you will make sure that you get every inch of Kashmir for Pakistan. Boss, such determination at this young age is something to be proud of. You should pat your back for…
 
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    The India Investment Post (earlier india.advantages.us)

  • India Morning Report: Markets go below 8500, again the DLF push ? & !

    zyakaira
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:35 pm
    DLF judgments seem to really decide speculator and investor sentiments together and adverse judgments against the erstwhile Market Cap leader for India is sooner or later liable to become a transparent weakness of the India story though one shudders to think that someone in Gujarat may already consider another smaller group to be dLF’s equal in this light ( from the days of India’s jugaad) Meanwhile, it might be good to catch up albeit delayed on the new supporting role in India’s super power story with China suffering badly in exports and being at least 2-3 times more…
  • India Morning Report: Markets to consolidate 8500 levels into a ‘thing’ till the next break

    zyakaira
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:05 pm
    The new Infosys starts the week below 2000 even as the Nifty tracks downward from the weekend levels and keeps its nose above 8500, Hero Honda paying for an intemperate rally as ITC hits 360 levels while ICICI Bank is up to 1480 levels. We have probably already mentioned we worry about the indiscriminate fillip to Maruti at a grade or two below investment grade at just 100k cars a month The Sensex is stil below 29k at its highest away from the 30,000 peaks which will be reached at the firsat few evidenced statistics of the Recovery, inflows having stablised to a slow trot and also waiting…
  • India Morning Report: At the cusp of “Superpower-dom”, The new India Inc..

    zyakaira
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:29 pm
    A land of loan waivers, high energy taxes and still a Rupees Trillion  in Divestment, Crude prices still falling and the markets waiting for another 6 months for a recovery probably does hint at a vital flaw why only Banks are left with potential to invest, being at the right place to take advantage of a cyclical uptrend. I am going to focus on the fact that less than 10% of representative Consumer companies are listed and only a few more together cover the branded market in India, and in verisimilitude, our infrastructure heroes have banked either too high on private debt or too early on…
  • India Morning Report: Markets hope to close below 8500?

    zyakaira
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:36 pm
    From where I stand, the next week seems more important to traders right now, so instead of a closing out on a good note sentiment, the markets should prefer to close at near bottoms as the two days of post poolicy trading have been nudging downwards, leaving some unfinished business before stocks start their upward march next week to new 8750 and 9000 marks or the first 30000 for the omnipotent sensex. Bajaj Auto seems likely to join the up tick from 2500 levels with new launches and return of normalcy in exports probably required before the ticker trends back up. Bharti’s strongarm…
  • India Morning Report: It’s the Divestment report that did it.

    zyakaira
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:44 pm
    INR 82000 Crores as target and none the wiser for it, the FM has his task cut out in the remaining Fiscal, with Governor Rajan having been approved by the markets with much fanfare after he expectedly submitted to inflation being under control we would be ready to slide down from the 8% repo rate. The fixed income markets have indeed started down from 8% repo rate levels to the 7% barrier which is infact our reverse repo rate and recovery led investment would have come in by the time the rate cut happens, though the Governor promised a April date as the market saw it. Meanwhile news of…
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    Cook like a Bong

  • Manhattan Cart Style Chicken Over Rice

    Sudeshna Banerjee
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Fan us on FacebookYou can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Though I have been calling Texas my home for the last 3 years, I got the chance to live in Big Apple for sometime. I may sound cliche, but living 2 blocks away from Times Square was like a dream come true. Raised in Kolkata, I’m used to the noise, dirt and crowd of cities. Probably, thats one of the reasons why NYC became so close to my heart. Just as you step into the streets of Manhattan, there is so much to see and do – that you feel like getting lost in those streets. NYC has its own charm. The city has a lot to…
  • Quick And Easy Khichdi

    Sudeshna Banerjee
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Follow me on Twitter. Add me as a friend on Facebook . Visit my Flickr photostream. Being lazy and hungry is a tough call. You want to eat something wholesome, yet you are too lazy to cook a full course meal. Khichudi is the answer to such situations. A full bowl of khichudi is a life saver during such times. This quick and easy khichudi recipe is kid friendly and you can adjust the spices according to your whim. Pour extra water if you want the khichdi to be runny.   Ingredients: ½ cup Gobindobhog rice ½ cup moong dal ¼ cup peas 1 – 2 carrots, chopped to 1 inch size 1…
  • Panch Phoron – A Tale of Five Spices and a City

    Sudeshna Banerjee
    6 Feb 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Follow me on Twitter. Add me as a friend on Facebook . Visit my Flickr photostream. I cant believe its already five weeks into 2014. I had been away from the blogging world for quite sometime now, and even though I wanted to write a post, I was too busy even to think about what to post. So anyways I’m back now, and have loads to share. In between my break I went to Kolkata after a long long time. As expected there are new constructions everywhere and the traffic, I just don’t want to talk about it – it seems people have gone crazier on the roads. Though I missed out on Book…
  • MagicKart Review

    Sudeshna Banerjee
    8 Nov 2013 | 5:52 am
    Fan us on FacebookYou can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email While picking up your item of choice from a store is a fun experience, waiting in the check out line just to buy one small item take the fun out of it. I prefer to shop online. Also, now that I’m living outside the country, shopping online is my only option for sending gifts to family. Online shopping has opened a new door to customers like us. Even in India there are now quite a handful of websites offering online shopping options. Most of them are offering various types of items from home goods to electronics. When…
  • Durga Puja 2013 Timtable and Kalakand in Microwave

    Sudeshna Banerjee
    10 Oct 2013 | 12:12 am
    Subho Shashthi Durga puja has already started. As Bengal gets decked up with all the pandals and the puja shopping almost come to an end, I on the other hand, living thousands of miles away is waiting for this weekend to arrive. The Durga puja in the US is held during weekends just for the convenience of the attendees. While I miss on my dose of the Kolkata Durga pooja fever, I’m getting ready to celebrate the US style Durga puja. I will definitely miss the phuchka, alu kabli, churmur, ghugni – oh I cant stop writing the list of road side food that I’ll be missing on this puja…
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    Reflections

  • Corporate India : Understanding The Ethical Dilemma

    15 Dec 2014 | 11:17 pm
    This is the second part of the article of Is This Business? Professionalism? Planning? Management?We looked at some real-world examples of the result of unethical behaviour in the Corporate World in the previous post linked above; these can be easily added to by the simple means of a google search; any number of real cases will appear for ready consideration. As I asked in the conclusion of the previous article, why does this happen? There is no simple answer to this; I personally refer to this as the Ethical Dilemma that each new employee is faced with. At this juncture, let us all…
  • Book Review - Vishnu's Crowded Temple

    12 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    VISHNU'S CROWDED TEMPLE : INDIA SINCE THE GREAT REBELLIONBY MARIA MISRAA treatise on Casteism, Religion and Political Inteplay from 1857; A look at how Caste was shaped by The British RajThis is a book that belongs in your collection, its weaknesses and shortcomings notwithstanding; a book that helps us understand, or at least get an insight into why and how we Indians are what we are today. This is a study, an investigation, an attempt to understand Modern India, and trace how it arrived at the current place, a unique effort to present our history and our today as a single connected and…
  • Book Review : The Dust Will Never Settle

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:57 am
    THE DUST WILL NEVER SETTLEBy Mukul DevaThe king of Indian thrillers is back {on my blog, at least} : Mukul Deva. This is one of his older books...THE CHARACTERSRavinder Singh Gill - Inspector-General Of Police: wish all police officers were like himGovind Mohite - Deputy Inspector-General Of Police : give this guy a lollipop, he loves to lick! Also a first-class idiot!Ruby Gill - Terrorist-Daughter, or Daughter-Terrorist? What does she turn out to be?Raj Thakur - Home Minister, and a fool, not necessarily in that order. Should have stayed at home and ministered other ambitions and…
  • Corporate India : Is This Business? Professionalism? Planning? Management?

    5 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    1) An employee of a top Indian firm was physically roughed up and beaten up in the market in 20102) An employee of a top Indian firm was held by the local distributor as old claims were not settled3) An employee of a top Indian firm was held by a channel partner due to old disputes4) An employee of a top Indian firm was stabbed due to on the job disputes5) A few employees of a good Indian firm were stabbed due to internal disputes6) An employee of a good Indian firm was shot to death due to channel disputesThis is Sales? The above is professionalism? The above-mentioned is business? Are we in…
  • Secularism : Modern India and Pseudo-Secularism

    4 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    This is the second and concluding part of the article series on Secularism. The first part can be found here : SecularismIn the first part, we have seen the development of the two principal communities : Hindus and Muslims, albeit in a shortened and simplified manner. We noted the developments of the period 1757 - 1947, and their combined impact on the Indian society. At this juncture, let me clarify I used these two communities for the perfectly simple reason that the entire debate focusses most on these 2. For the adherents of other faiths, let me assure that I hold no bigoted views or…
 
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    NewsYaps

  • India committed to safety of foreign nationals: V.K. Singh

    Team NewsYaps
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    Image Courtesy: cogitASIA New Delhi: India was committed to ensuring the safety and security of all foreign nationals in the country, including those from African countries, Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. (retd) V.K Singh has assured African envoys. The minister conveyed this during a meeting with African envoys here on December 17. The meeting was part of regular interactions. V.K. Singh also strongly condemned instances of violence and racially motivated comments against African nationals in India. He said India has a long history of inclusive and cosmopolitan culture. Based on…
  • Mamata slams CBI, questions central inaction against chit funds

    Team NewsYaps
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    Image Courtesy: OUTLOOK New Delhi: Continuing her tirade against the CBI which is probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday listed some of its failures while questioning the central government’s inaction in curbing similar chit funds. On a visit to the national capital, Banerjee also hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary S.N. Singh who asserted it was time for Trinamool leaders to “bhag” (run) from the CBI. “The CBI was given the case of (Rabindranath) Tagore’s Nobel theft case but they…
  • Jeetendra surprises Pallavi Kulkarni

    Team NewsYaps
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    Image Courtesy: The Indian EXPRESS Mumbai: Actress Pallavi Kulkarni was pleasantly surprised when she had a celebrity visitor on the set of her TV show. It was veteran actor Jeetendra! The 32-year-old, who plays the protagonist Ragini in Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar, was surprised earlier when she heard that the actor had arrived on the sets to meet her. “As a routine, I was sitting in my vanity van going through the script when I was told that Jeetendra-ji has come to meet me on the set. For a moment, I was confused and when I went, I was taken aback to have a superstar like Jituji wait for me.
  • Pakistani court grants bail to 26/11 key accused Lakhvi

    Team NewsYaps
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:13 am
    Image Courtesy: megamedia NEWS Islamabad: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and one of the main accused in the 26/11 Mumbai attack, was granted bail on Thursday by Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC). The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor disagreed with the bail request. However advocate Rizwan Abbasi, representing Lakhvi, appeared before the court as the bail pleas was granted, Dawn online reported. The ATC granted the bail on a bond of Pakistani Rs.500,000. Lakhvi is among the seven people charged with planning and helping to execute the 26/11…
  • India are in front: Ashwin

    Anurag
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:55 am
    Image Courtesy: india Brisbane: After piling up 408 in their first innings, India reduced Australia to 211 runs for four at stumps on Day Two of the second cricket Test and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday said the visitors had an upper hand going into the third day. Pacer Umesh Yadav distinguished himself, picking up three wickets for 48 while Ashwin claimed the other wicket to fall Thursday, giving away 66 runs. The off-spinner, who also contributed to the team’s cause with a handy score of 35 off 41 balls, said that having the hosts four down and with a sizeable lead of…
 
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    Indian brand strategy

  • Why Issac Newton’s laws of motion are best to describe #Digitaltransformation

    doc
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Issac Newton definitely gave a lot to the world of physics, but he was a marketing genius as well. I have always used his laws, to explain life and philosophy. But now I feel that his laws can be applied to explain the new marketing events especially the new #digitaltransformation wave that sweeping us. His […]
  • Do our online retailers really know us ?

    doc
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
      One of the common comments in defense of the mom and pop stores used to be that these people have served the customer for years and would know them very well. When I was in high school, I started experimenting with soaps and once asked our friendly retailer for Aramusk. Not sure how many […]
  • Why no crackers this Diwali is an arrogant statement….

    doc
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    I love George Carlin. While he was alive he spewed nothing but the honest truth. Never cared for hurting the sentiments of the so called guardians of the universe. One of the things he said was that ” Saving the environment is like one more arrogant attempt by the human beings to control nature, and […]
  • Why you should not Unfollow just to boost your twitter reputation…

    doc
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Twitter today is the most non-reciprocal social platform. That means that if you are following someone on Twitter it is not necessary for him to follow you. Let me take an example, Pop star Katy Perry @katyperry is has the  most followers on Twitter today. As of today she has 54 Million followers. But she follows […]
  • 2014 most valuable brands in India : Check to see if your brands are on the list

    doc
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
      The  WPP Brand Z Top 50 Most Valuable Indian Brands 2014 is out. And the most valuable brand in India is HDFC. I can see Archana grinning ear to ear as she has been banking with HDFC for a few years and says their services are amazing. Being an ICICI customer it was slightly disappointing to see […]
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    The American Bazaar

  • Physicians Ganesh Bhat, Uma Mysorekar, Samin K. Sharma, Ashok Shaha honored at AAPIQLI convention in New York

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:49 pm
    More than 700 people attended meet. By The American Bazaar Staff NEW YORK: Nearly 700 people came together to celebrate the 19th annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin of Queens and Long Island (AAPIQLI), at the Hilton Huntington, Melville, New York, last week. AAPIQLI represents more than 750 physicians residing in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk serving the community of New York and its counties. Several distinguished individuals were honored at the meet. Dr. Ganesh Bhat, who is currently serving as director on Kidney Care Council, a Washington D.C. based…
  • Five honored with excellence awards by the Nair Mahamandalam & Associated Members in New Jersey

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:32 pm
    NAMAM Ceremony held in Piscataway. By The American Bazaar Staff NEW YORK: The Nair Mahamandalam & Associated Members (NAMAM), a cultural organization based in New Jersey, honored five individuals who have made valuable contributions to the Indian American community, at a ceremony held at the Deewan Banquet Hall in Piscataway, New Jersey. The five individuals honored with the NAMAM Excellence Award 2014 are: Dr. Sreedhar Kavil, Anju Bhargava, Padmakumar Nair, Paul Karukappillil, and Dr. Rasiklal Patel. Dr. Sreedhar Kavil, President of Kavil Consultants, served as the Chairman of the…
  • Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release after terrorist threats

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    North Korea accused of hacking Sony. By The American Bazaar Staff WASHINGTON, DC: Sony Pictures Entertainment has cancelled the planned release of the The Interview after an unknown group threatened large scale, 9/11-style attacks because of the film. Sony’s decision comes after most major theater chains in the United States backed out of showing the production. The threats could possibly be perpetrated by the same individuals who hacked Sony Pictures in November. The hackers released thousands of high-level emails and a plethora of embarrassing personal data which has left Sony reeling…
  • Indian American physician in New York Sreekrishna Cheruvu faces 10 years in prison for healthcare fraud

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Fined $250,000 also by Grand Jury. By The American Bazaar Staff WASHINGTON, DC: An Indian American doctor in New York, Sreekrishna Cheruvu, 58, has been charged with healthcare fraud for submitting false claims for payments totaling $800,000 and could face 10 years in prison. A federal grand jury returned a 13-count indictment charging Cheruvu of East Amherst, New York. The charges carry a $250,000 fine also. Assistant U.S. Attorney MaryEllen Kresse, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, the defendant treats patients for opioid addiction at his office in…
  • Balaji Telefilms, Indus Media buy rights to TV comedy series ‘Brown Nation’ depicting lives of Indians in America

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Shot in New Jersey, it stars Shenaz Treasurywala. By The American Bazaar Staff NEW YORK: The Indian television and film production company, Balaji Telefilms Ltd., headed by Ekta Kapoor, has signed a production deal for the American television series ‘Brown Nation’, a satirical comedy that deals with the lives of immigrants from India and Indian Americans living in the United States, with Indus Media. Brown Nation, directed by Abi Varghese, is currently being shot in New Jersey for an early 2015 release, and has Indian actor Shenaz Treasurywala playing one of the lead roles. The series…
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    India's Endangered

  • Tigress knocked down by Train in Uttarakhand

    Ramya Naresh
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:42 pm
    A nine-year old tigress was run down by a train between Ramnagar and Kashipur stations in Uttarakhand. The incident which is the first of its kind in Uttarakhand occurred in the early hours of the morning and the injured body of the big cat was discovered by villagers later on after sunrise. Officials opine that ...Read the Rest
  • The Lonely Tiger – Book Review

    Amrita Sharma
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Amrita Sharma reviews for India’s Endangered, The Lonely Tiger by Hugh Allen The Lonely Tiger, an anthology of 14 spine-tingling shikaar stories written by Hugh Allen was originally published in 1960. Now half a century later, this reprint of the true life adventure classic gives an entire new generation of Indians a window to glimpse ...Read the Rest
  • Oil Spill Creates Major Environment Crisis in the Sunderbans

    Atula Gupta
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:37 am
    Nearly 350 tonne of oil spilled into the Sela river of the Sunderbans on Tuesday after an oil tanker collided with an empty cargo vessel in the Bangaldesh side of the mangrove forests. The spill may cross over to the Indian side of the Sunderbans, and cause serious damage to the ecosystem which is home ...Read the Rest
  • IUCN Report Hastens Plans for a Breeding Centre for Great Indian Bustard

    Shilpi Gemawat
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Serious conservation plans seem to have finally fallen in place for the Great Indian Bustard with the sanctioning of a breeding centre in Gujarat by the central government.  The land identified by the state government for the first breeding centre is in Kutch and in close proximity to the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary. Image via ...Read the Rest
  • How Can We Help Endangered Species?

    Atula Gupta
    6 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    11 years old Maitreyi from Cochin, India asks us, How can we help endangered species? Every year, many species get listed as endangered. This means those animals or plants are in danger of getting extinct either because their population has become dangerously low due to various reasons or because their habitat is getting destroyed making ...Read the Rest
 
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    Real Estate News

  • Luxury Properties of Bengaluru preferred by NRIs

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:51 am
    Bangalore is a place with migrants not only from all parts of India but whole of the globe with many NRI’s spotting the city as their favorite destination. The market watchers of the real estate domain feel that the development of the luxury segment of housing is primarily boosted by the NRIs. As the Rupee ...
  • Real Estate V/s gold V/s stocks and mutual funds: Which is a better option?

    admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:23 am
    There are of course many options of investment that are available in the market often tempting the people and it is often observed that due to wrong rumors and advice people chose to wrong investment decisions. However there is a way for going about it. The theorists would argue that the foundation of one’s investment ...
  • Tax planning for property investment

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Tax planning is one of the important factors as you accumulate wealth and buy property or even to save the income tax deductions from your salary income. Tax is something that can take a backseat while buying a property at the beginning, as there is plethora of matters to be taken care of. As a ...
  • Southern India most preferred commercial space destination

    admin
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    Southern India emerges as India’s most preferred commercial space destination The data shows that 50 percent of the office space acquisition deals have happened in cities like Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. This has happened primarily due to the IT and ITeS sector for which the commercial real estate sector in South India has promises for ...
  • Real Estate sales slowdown in September quarter

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    The real estate sales in the quarter ending September 2014 showed significant slowdown across India, although Bangalore being the IT hub of India showed a bit of resilience. The projects especially the ones whose pricing was aimed at the mid-market attracted buyers. India’s largest real estate market, the national Capital Region (NCR – Delhi and ...
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    Indilens ! Insights of India

  • ‘Ghar vapsi plan postponed, not cancelled’, Dharam Jagaran Samiti says to The Hindu

    Mixi Babul
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens New Delhi(The Hindu): Under pressure from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rein in Hindutva groups, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh might have forced Dharam Jagaran Samiti to call off its plan to convert thousands of Muslims and Christians this Christmas, but the “routine” work of religious conversion or ‘ghar vapsi’ will continue, say sources in the [...] The post ‘Ghar vapsi plan postponed, not cancelled’, Dharam Jagaran Samiti says to The Hindu appeared first on Indilens
  • SC for transparency in sexual harassment cases against judges

    Mixi Babul
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens New Delhi(PTI): In a landmark move to usher in transparency in higher judiciary, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered its registry to make public the in-house procedure for enquiry into sexual harassment and other complaints against High Court judges and Chief Justices. A bench led by justice J.S. Khehar was pronouncing the judgment in a [...] The post SC for transparency in sexual harassment cases against judges appeared first on Indilens
  • After 40 years, 4 convicts get lifer for Former Railway Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra’s murder

    Mixi Babul
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens New Delhi(PTI): Four men, convicted for killing the then Railway Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra and two others in a blast in Bihar’s Samastipur railway station nearly 40 years back, were on Thursday awarded life imprisonment by a Delhi court. District Judge Vinod Goel handed down the jail term to Ranjan Dwivedi, Santoshanand, Sudevanand and Gopalji [...] The post After 40 years, 4 convicts get lifer for Former Railway Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra’s murder appeared first on Indilens
  • Hindu Mahasabha wants to install Godse’s bust at public places

    Mixi Babul
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens New Delhi,JATIN ANAND(TH): The Mahasabha has already procured a sculpted Godse bust, currently on display at its headquarters in central Delhi’s Mandir Marg.Projecting Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a ‘nationalist political leader’ and terming him as ‘an irreplaceable asset to the intellectual discourse of Hinduism’, the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha wants to install Godse’s [...] The post Hindu Mahasabha wants to install Godse’s bust at public places appeared first on Indilens
  • GST Bill to be introduced but not passed in winter session 2014

    Mixi Babul
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens New Delhi(ANI): Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha on Thursday said the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be introduced in the parliament. However, the bill would not be discussed or passed in the current session. “This bill is impossible to reject it in session and therefore it will be [...] The post GST Bill to be introduced but not passed in winter session 2014 appeared first on Indilens
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    Lahore Dispatch

  • LG Showcases Upcoming Products at ‘New Product Launch 2015’

    Muhammad Irfan
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Lahore: LG, the South Korean tech giant organized ‘New Product Launch 2015’ where it showcased upcoming products on December 12, 2015 here at Pearl Continental, Lahore. These products were scheduled to be available in market in upcoming month. The final prices of these products would also be announced later. The products collection set to display […]
  • GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY BODY, ACCA PAKISTAN OPENS OFFICE IN PESHAWAR

    Muhammad Irfan
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    The office will serve students and members of the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province and adjoining regions, interested in pursuing a globally recognized accountancy qualification. Peshawar, 11 December 2014: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) strengthened its position to promote the accounting and finance profession in Pakistan by opening their office in Peshawar in impressive ceremony […]
  • MMBF Trust will seek out future A-listers

    Muhammad Irfan
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    International charitable foundation MMBF Trust will ‘seek out to support future A-listers’ a top UK film producer has claimed. The trust which launched on the 27th of October 2014 has already made its mark on the film industry by partnering up with Colchester Film Festival to offer the Matthew Martino Rising Star Award which came […]
  • FINCA Microfinance Bank Joins 1LINK Network to offer ‘IBFT’ Service

    Muhammad Irfan
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    The Inter-Bank Fund Transfer Facility (IBFT) service launch will open new possibilities for FINCA Pakistan customers. 27 November, 2014: FINCA Microfinance Bank Ltd, Pakistan’s leading microfinance bank, has introduced Inter-Bank Fund Transfer Facility (IBFT), a fast, secure and convenient service which allows customers to transfer funds between all 1LINK member banks. FINCA Microfinance Bank, offering […]
  • ASA PU Organizes seminar on Kashmir Issue

    Muhammad Irfan
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Lahore: Punjab University Academic Staff Association (ASA) organized seminar titled “Kashmir Issue: The right of sovereignty and United Nations” on Friday, November 28, 2014 here at PU Al-Razi auditorium undergraduate studies. Ex-Prime minister Azad Kashmir Sardar Ateeq Ahmed Khan was the chief guest of the seminar. Vice Chancellor University of Punjab Dr. Mujahid Kamran presided […]
 
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    Anshul Gautam's

  • Nomads on their way...

    Anshul Gautam
    29 Nov 2014 | 9:58 pm
    In the warmth of light from tungsten lamps, where adversity dwelt by the roadside, there I walked lonely in stretches that would seem to never end. I would recollect incidences during my walk that happened during the day and would curse them who brought so much hate for me in their hearts. To be the loved one of all, to be the one who is famous and everyone else owns a feeling of warmth for him, this expectation turns into a disaster each time I build my home on it. Nomads don’t own a home. They have chosen to walk, endlessly. They take rests however, but they don’t stop permanently as…
  • Eternal sunshine of an introvert mind

    Anshul Gautam
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    In some part of the world there is a kingdom where nature basks in glory, where people still trust each other, where love thrives and deception has not stepped in. There lives a kid who spends his evening waiting for the princess to arrive in woods. As usual, he is there sitting on the log, his head dipped down. The tattered brown robe on his body is not enough to defend from the chill that sets in at night. It’s been more than an hour, but there is no sign of restlessness in kid. He knows she is going to come. Shades of trees are stretching with the sun going down. Within minutes the sun…
  • His Ideals in Reflection...

    Anshul Gautam
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    It has been three weeks since I joined TCS. I am being ingrained of moral values along with the main stream training of Java. Through our organisation, we were a part of the movement started by our Prime Minister, Shree Narendra Modi Ji for Swachh Bharat. And other than that, we participated in 3 kms of peace walk on 2nd of October 2014, on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Sharing with you the post that I wrote in ILP community of TCS, Gandhinagar. I am re-sharing the post here with photos that I clicked on that day, though they are little low in resolution as they were…
  • While it rained...

    Anshul Gautam
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    My eyes used to take me till the horizon where a distant tree met the marshy land. I could see people, though scarce in number and outspread on the field, working as farmers for the crop…The crop that would feed them and us. I witnessed how their hard work benefited us, they made grains available for ourselves to buy. Then, I wondered that someday my hard work would help others too. Interlaced with their sweat, rain washed the land. They ploughed and ploughed, till the land was ready to produce. In the uninterrupted pelting of rain, maverick birds flew through the wind…Some flew against,…
  • In the praise of Lord Ganesha

    Anshul Gautam
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    I meditate on the glorious Lord Ganesha, clad in sparkling robe, omnipresent, endowed with four arms and a benign smiling face to ward off all impediments.In all my good and bad, you make me aware of your presence. If death is about to come in the next move of the puzzle piece, I shall not be afraid to make it. I chant your name no matter what comes now, you will remain the king of all puzzles we were afraid of.If you liked the photographs, don't forget to 'Like' my Facebook page. :)
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    Digital Insights Blog

  • 100 most popular posts of Digital Marketing in 2014

    Omkar Mishra
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:57 am
    2014 is coming to an end which has been an exciting year for us at Digital Insights. Not only have we grown as a digital blog, there have also been a lot of learning’s from the incredible sources we have been following via Twitter or our own feedly list. This time, we have thought of compiling what the Internet thought as the best read articles of 2014 on covering all aspects of DigitalHow are we planning to do it? We looked at all the social media activity of individual articles of more than 66,000 articles from various sources (we need to thank BuzzSumo for being the awesome tool &…
  • 17 awesome digital marketing blogs you should subscribe to

    Omkar Mishra
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    One of the important aspects of blogging is reading everyday content to stay fresh with what’s happening around in the world of digital industry. We at Digital Insights stay true to this rule and share a lot of content everyday and discover new blogs and websites we feel we should subscribe to to get more out of. Today we are sharing the list of our favorite blogs which we feel will add value to your everyday reading as well and something you should definitely subscribe to!The blogs we have listed here cover wide range of topics like:Social Media MarketingSocial Media ToolsEmail…
  • 10 key Infographics you should check right away!

    Priyanka Ravani
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    Infographics are a great way to present a wealth of information on social media, without overwhelming your audiences. This visual trend of data visualization is just getting warmed up, as more and more companies are sharing vital pieces of information in layers and sub layers of an Infographic.As 2014 is coming to an end, and before we ring in the New Year. I’ve decided to share with you a list of 10 best infographics of 2014, which share such valuable insights on various facets of social media marketing which are vital to know before you say goodbye to this year!1. Marketing Predictions…
  • 7 kickass Twitter post ideas to spark engagement

    Harsh Ajmera
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Twitter works on three basic things- understanding how it actually works, listening to your target audience and Tweeting right content at right time. The first two are individual choices and skills, but the third one is tricky because it also includes what to Tweet? This can be enhanced by various measures. Here I have tried to consolidate a list of ideas you can use for your Twitter posts.It can be difficult to come up with different formats of content everyday to engage with your audiences. But if you want to gain a loyal following on Twitter, you have to consistently provide them with…
  • How Brands can leverage Facebook’s new Location Aware Ads

    Harsh Ajmera
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Facebook constantly keeps bringing about changes to its algorithm (edgerank) and adds additional functionalities so it can benefit the businesses. They launched a new ad tool on 7th October 2014, allowing businesses to target ads to users based on their specific locations, which is referred to as “Geofencing.”Now brick-and-mortar businesses will be able to target their customers more effectively through these location aware ads on their Smartphone’s and web browsers thus convincing them to visit the store. In fact, Facebook has also added a unique “Get Directions” call-to-action…
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    Indian Television

  • Mahabharatham Tamil Re-launching on Vijay TV from 8th December 2014

    Indian Television
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    Re-launching Of Mahabharatham Tamil on Vijay TV Mahabharatham Tamil The epic story of Mahabharatham is all set to hit the Tamil television screen once again on VIJAY TV. Great pains have been taken to narrate this story with utmost care. MAHABHARATAM is a high-octane drama involving a huge array of complicated characters. It is more than a story that gives lessons and teaches us on life’s morals and values. From sacred literature that brought revelations about Dharma and Karma through generations, the legendary MAHABHARATAM is the most awaited and ambitious project was successfully…
  • Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Season 2 (MEK 2) On Maa TV Starts From 8th December 2014

    Indian Television
    6 Dec 2014 | 12:32 am
    MEK 2 Maa tv – Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Season 2 Launch Date 8th December 2014 Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Season 2 Popular Telugu General Entertainment Channel Maa Tv is announced the Season 2 of Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu. MEK Season 2 Maa Tv is launching on Monday 8th December 2014 at 9.30 P.M. Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu is the Telugu Version of Who among you is a Millionaire Show. Nagarjuna is the host of the show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, He is continuing with season 2. Telugu version of Kaun Banega Crorepati , MEK can watch through Maa TV every monday to friday at 9.30 P.M. Meelo Evaru…
  • The Amazing Spiez On Discovery Kids – Airs Every Day at 9.00 P.M

    Indian Television
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    The Amazing Spiez On Discovery Kids Amazing Spiez Experience An Adventurous World Of Secret Spies On Discovery Kids In The Amazing Spiez. Discovery Kids presents an awesome foursome to brighten up every kid’s day in THE AMAZING SPIEZ. Staying true to its promise to offer differentiated programming for children, Discovery Kids brings this action filled journey for its young viewers. The four spies Lee, Marc, Megan and Tony of World Organisation of Human Protection (WOOHP), will be seen uncovering some dangerous criminal activities to protect the world. Watch a suspense filled series to…
  • Luka Chupi with Juhi and Lakh Lakh Badhaaiyaan – Sony PAL

    Indian Television
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    SONY Pal Channel Launches Luka Chupi with Juhi and Lakh Lakh Badhaaiyaan Luka Chupi with Juhi Compelling storylines and engaging content has aided PAL in finding a place as a popular Hindi General Entertainment channel in the last couple of months. The channel is now gearing to launch two new campaigns to give its viewers a chance to engage with its brand ambassador, the cheerful Juhi Chawla. PAL will also give its viewers the unique opportunity to win an amount of one lakh every day! Beginning mid-December, ‘lakh lakh badhaiyaan’ will reach out to its viewers across cities through…
  • Jammu & Kashmir Elections 2014 On CNN-IBN – Battle for Jammu & Kashmir

    Indian Television
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Battle for Jammu & Kashmir Jammu & Kashmir Elections 2014 Against the backdrop of ongoing Assembly Elections in Jammu & Kashmir, CNN-IBN presents a special report on the Battle for Jammu & Kashmir to highlight the mood of the electorate in the state. This 30 minute special will throw light on India’s most troubled state facing major issues such as militancy, cross border terrorism and a deeply vitiated socio-political environment. The political scenario in the state has also redefined with all the 4 major political parties contesting on their own. On the one hand, the ruling…
 
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    Indian Alerts

  • Music Director Chakri Passes Away

    14 Dec 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Popular music Director Chakri, 40, passed away due to severe  heart-attack. Chakri breathed his last on Today at early morning in  hospital. Chakri's Sudden death has shaken the Tollywood industry. He composed music for hit films like Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi, Simha, Chakri was an award-winning composer  as well as singer.He bagged Nandi Award for his work in Simha. At First he started journey with Puri Jagannadh's directorial Bachi, Chakri went on to compose music for over 85 films.Chakri was Born on June 15, 1974 at  Mahabubabad in Warangal district. Chakri is…
  • [ Pic-Talk ] Nandamuri Balakrishna son Mokshagna Teja Latest Photos

    1 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    Check out Exclusive photos of  telugu actor balakrishna son Nandamuri Mokshagna .He is the future star of Nandamuri family.He are  the Latest Photos of  balakrishna daughter Brahmini with her brother  Nandamuri Taraka Rama Mokshagna Teja.Click Here : See All Photos of Mokshagna Tags:balakrishna son photos,balakrishna son in law sri bharat,mokshagna pics, images,balakrishna son name
  • {{[*BEST*]}} Veterans day 2014 Quotes, Poems, Messages, English SMS For WhatsApp

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Veterans day wishes:Hi Friends, on this Veterans Day everyone want to honor veterans heros by  best veterans day quotes.here is the good collection of  awesome veterans day quotes.Here you will also get some veterans day poems and special famous veterans day quotes for honoring  veterans who sacrificed their life in war. So, here we also included  veterans day thank you quotes to tribute wwii,ww2,america,korean war veterans whose stories are really inspirational check happy veterans day quotes facebook.Best Veterans day…
  • Hero Gopichand And Reshma Blessed with Baby Boy

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    Gopi Chand Son,Gopichand Becomes a Father:Tollywood Actor Gopichand who is currently enjoying the success of "Loukhyam" had just received a double dhamaka to celebrate.Gopichand and his wife Reshma have been blessed with Baby Boy in  private Hospital. Both Mother and Child are healthy.Recently in  'Open Heart With RK', Gopi revealed that Reshma pregnant.And he shared the wish that he was his father T.Krishna will reborn  who passed away when he was in just 8 years old. By gods grace, A baby boy has entered into his family.Indian Alerts.Com conveys best wishes to the…
  • Actress Sridevi Sends A Court Notice To RGV

    11 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Sridevi Sends A Legal Notice to Ram Gopal Varma :It is know fact that Film Director Ram Gopal varma had a huge crush on Sridevi but she married Boney kapoor and settled in Mumbai.Varma better known for his crazy promotions.Few days back, Ram goapal varma got roped in for portraying vulgar content in his upcoming film ‘Savitri‘ the title of which he renamed to his favorite heroine name ‘Sridevi‘ and he started promoting some bold posters everywhere.  Of course, it makes everyone should think that it relates to the stardom of the popular heroine Sridevi.Sridevi and Boney…
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    Life Stalker

  • Will They Shoot Me Too?

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Peshawar Attacks Manaar was sitting alone, not playing with any of his friends in park. He was just sitting there, looking at something, something that I don't know.I asked him, "What happened,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 10 Hindi Blogs You Should Be Reading Now

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:29 am
    Do you remember that Sherry Paji, Star Cricket tv commercial, "Jo Baat Hindi Main Woh Baat Aur Kahin Nahi"? I bet, you do. And if you don't, here the tvc clipping for you. Actually My firangi... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dahej - A Short Story on The Dowry

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:45 am
    Dahej - The Dowry She asked, "Bhaia, how much you earn?" I smiled and asked her, "Why. Why you want to know that?" She replied, "Nothing, just want to know like that?" I said, "Nothing. I earn... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Twitter Bole Mufflerman: Best Tweets About Mufflerman

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    29 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Nation Wants To Know, Because nation wants to know. No, the world want to know, why Twitter bole Mufflerman? Standing Alone Doesn't mean I am alone, but I am strong to enough to handle things all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hello November: Amazing Facts About November

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
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  • HostGator Black Friday Sale

    Mohd Salman Baig
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Black Friday is here and HostGator, which is one of the best web hosting services provider, is offering huge discounts to users.You can get discounts up to 80% when you purchase hosting this Black Friday. They are also providing 1 hour flash sales for both domains and hosting packages.Why HostGator?Hostgator is one of the leading hosting provider with over 900K websites hosted. You should opt for HostGator hosting because of- Reliability- Uptime- Excellent customer support- Green HostingWeb Hosting deals Black Friday 2014Hostgator coupons black friday
  • Independence Day Messages in English Download Free

    Mohd Salman Baig
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    Independence Day Messages in EnglishIndia, on 15th August 2014, celebrates its 68th year of Independence. On this glorious occasion, we share the best Independence day messages in English for you.Our Independence Day messages in English are of high quality and can be freely used to greet others "Happy Independence Day".The best Independence day messages in English are shared here which you can copy and share it with your friends to greet them this Independence day.Independence Day Messages in EnglishSo here are the best independence day messages available for you to greet your friends.There…
  • Independence Day Wallpaper Free Download 15th August 2014

    Mohd Salman Baig
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Independence Day Wallpaper Free DownloadOn the occasion of 68th year of Independent India, you are going to get the best Independence Day Wallpaper Free Download.These Independence Day wallpaper free download are of high quality and freely available here so that you can greet your friends on this glorious occasion "Happy Independence Day"So lets check out our best collection of Independence day wallpaper free download. Don't forget to share this with your friends so that they can even greet there friends on this Independence Day.Independence Day Wallpaper Free DownloadIndependence day…
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    Mohd Salman Baig
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Independence Day Cover Photos for FacebookIndia celebrates 68th year of Independence on 15th August 2014. We share with you the best Independence Day cover photos for facebook.Facebook, being the popular social networking site, has many users who wish to update their cover photos on Independence Day. The Independence Day cover photos for facebook shared here are of high quality and freely downloadable.Lets checkout our collection of best independence day cover photos for facebook.Independence Day Cover Photos for FacebookThese were some of the best cover photos for facebook on the occasion of…
  • Independence Day Images 1947 Download in HD Quality

    Mohd Salman Baig
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Independence Day Images 1947India became Independent on 15th August 1947 and the country celebrates 68th year of Independence on 15th August 2014. On this occasion, we share with you the best Independence day images 1947.The Independence day images 1947 shared here are of high quality and are available for free download. Almost all images of independence day are in HD. So lets checkout our collection of HD Independence day images 1947.Independence Day Images 1947Independence Day Images 1947Independence Day Images 1947These were the collection of best Independence day images 1947. Don't forget…
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  • Happy New Year Greetings Designs to Send Your Wishes

    ganesh
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    We are on the verge of ending of this year and also at the start of a glorious New Year. At this point of time everyone might be busy with their own personal lives, but it is equally important to convey Happy New Year wishes to near and dear ones. … Read Full PostThe post Happy New Year Greetings Designs to Send Your Wishes appeared first on Happy New Year 2015 Blog.
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    10 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    Just a few weeks are remaining for the auspicious occasion of Diwali, a festival of lights, joy and prosperity. This is the time of the year when we spend some memorable moments with our family and friends. Everyone buys some or the other thing to gift to their loved … Read Full PostThe post [{90% Off}] Amazon Diwali Dhamaka Offers Deals Amazon India appeared first on Happy New Year 2015 Blog.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi Gifts Ideas & Items 2014 | Ganpati Gifts

    ganesh
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi brings in loads of enthusiasm and happiness and the amazing surprise of Ganesh Chaturthi Gift Items. We all are always delighted to get surprise gifts from our friends and family. And Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the best opportunities to give and gain some … Read Full PostThe post Ganesh Chaturthi Gifts Ideas & Items 2014 | Ganpati Gifts appeared first on Happy New Year 2015 Blog.
  • Ganesh Visarjan 2014 Date – Ganpati Visarjan Photos You Must See

    ganesh
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in India is one of the largest attractions all over the world. People from different countries travel to the cities of Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad just to witness this glorifying festival. The festival starts on the day on Ganesh Chaturthi which falls in the months of August … Read Full PostThe post Ganesh Visarjan 2014 Date – Ganpati Visarjan Photos You Must See appeared first on Happy New Year 2015 Blog.
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    ganesh
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    The Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 is all set to be celebrated on August 29. Devotees from all over the world have already started making all the necessary preparations to welcome their beloved deity. Right from searching for some good Ganesh Chaturthi Decoration Ideas to downloading Ganesh Chaturthi Songs, everything has … Read Full PostThe post Ganesh Chaturthi Prasad Ideas and Recipes appeared first on Happy New Year 2015 Blog.
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  • Besancon

    27 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Besancon is a historic center in Franche-Comte region, which charms instantly. From the 18th-century façades, sloping roofs, cobbled courtyards of the town houses, it can be said that Besancon is an enchanting collection of winding roads, wonderful squares and centuries of architectural prowess. With its impressive collections in the museums, it is the best place to discover the history and highlights of France. The post Besancon appeared first on France Travel Wiki.
  • Air travel during pregnancy

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Air travel during pregnancy requires utmost care for the mother as well as baby’s health. Even if a woman has an uncomplicated pregnancy, there is no doubt that she needs 100 percent clarity on how to safely travel by air along with her precious load. It is important to follow some necessary guidelines to feel comfortable during the entire journey. Here are some tips/suggestions that will make your air travel stress lesser and safer at any stage of pregnancy. The post Air travel during pregnancy appeared first on Global Travel Wiki - Travel Tourism Guide.
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    22 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    Although it is perfectly safe to travel during pregnancy, there are few pregnancy-travel-related concerns. Especially, it is said that travel to developing countries is not recommendable during pregnancy for various reasons, including the risk of contagious diseases and lower standard of medical facilities compared with developed nations. In such cases, you have to take a few added precautions and do some extra planning. This article elaborates the best ways to travel pregnant, which will help in making your trip the safest and the most comfortable it can be. The post Best ways to travel…
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    13 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Women have been proved beyond doubt that they are not weaker sex anymore. However, it doesn’t mean that they should throw caution to the wind while traveling. With some good judgment, right planning and common-sense precautions, female traveler especially a business woman can considerably reduce her chances of experiencing... The post Business woman travel checklist appeared first on Global Travel Wiki - Travel Tourism Guide.
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    18 Aug 2014 | 7:56 pm
    France is an ideal place for architects, historians, nature lovers, adventure freaks, etc. A place to relish a number of things from architecture to food. The nation flows with life, beauty and elegance. These 20 top tourist attractions in France are a real deal. Don’t miss any of these for an amazing time in France. Everything around you can be simply superb. Are planning for an extended... The post Top 20 tourist attractions in France appeared first on Global Travel Wiki - Travel Tourism Guide.
 
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  • Bengaluru exec behind IS Twitter handle arrested, no terror link found yet

    Pavan Patidar
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:39 am
    Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas, who was cited by UK-based Manner 4 as the man powering terror group Islamic Declare's (IS) a lot influential Twitter handle, was today arrested from his flat and slapped using re-powering of "waging war" and unlawful actions.24-year-old Biswas has "confessed" which he was dealing with the pro-jihad tweeter "@ShamiWitness" and grew to become "a supply of incitement and details" for new ISIS team members, Karnataka DGP L Pachau told reporters.Biswas, an engineer targeting as "manufacturing government" using ITC Foods for an annual package of Rs 5.3…
  • AAP removes ‘Modi for PM, Arvind for CM’ banner from website after social media outrage

    Pavan Patidar
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    DELHI: In a very move containing quit numerous puzzled, Aam Aadmi Gathering in Exclusive tried using make use of PM Narendra Modi's image like a solid PM to find ballots for Arvind Kejriwal inside forthcoming Delhi assemblage elections.AAP offered a advertising in it is internet site employing PM Narendra Modi's photography plus a motto in spite of this, 'Delhi speaks: Modi for PM, Arvind for CM'.Trying to find ballots for Arvind Kejriwal, your advertising further said, "People inside Delhi have composed their mind. They wanted a substantial PM and elected Modiji since PM. They really want a…
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    Pavan Patidar
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Microsoft company Products possesses released your Nokia 130 in a cost associated with Rs 1649 in The indian subcontinent. The particular attribute telephone features a built-in online video media as well as ipod. Microsof company states to provide fouthy-six hrs associated with steady playback as well as thirty six days to weeks associated with standby electric battery life on one impose. Some other capabilities consist of flashlight, Radio as well as HARDWARE charging.“The Nokia 130 is great for first time phone consumers or maybe persons trying to find a dependable backup telephone…
  • Maharashtra BJP Law-makers to Meet Today to Elect Leader, Swearing-In on October 31

    Pavan Patidar
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Newly-elected BJP law-makers connected with Maharashtra will certainly match within Mumbai upon Wednesday to select their own Legislature Bash innovator, relocating ahead of time with the strategy of being created government even as tells you ended up upon for just a tie-up with estranged best friend Shiv Sena.This BJP will certainly contain the swearing-in of an small section government upon March thirty-one. This wedding service is going to be placed at Mumbai's Wankhede arena as well as it will likely be attended by means of Excellent Minister Narendra Modi.With Wednesday, the particular…
  • Shahi Imam Bukhari unhurt in kerosene attack at Jama Masjid

    Pavan Patidar
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:46 pm
    An attempt was created Sunday evening to line the Muhammadan of Jama place of worship afire however his staff frustrated the attack.A man broken a minimum of ten rows of praying Muslims to throw coal oil on Syed Ahmed Bukhari, however was stopped before he may use the lighter on him, aforementioned the Imam’s family.Tariq Bukhari, the Imam’s brother, aforementioned the motive behind the attack wasn't nonetheless clear, “though the offender knew once the safety round the Muhammadan is weakest, and meant to kill him”. “His security is often a priority. Namaz is that the time once the…
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  • Best Budget 4G 13 MP Camera Smartphone Micromax Yureka

    Kanuj
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    The post Best Budget 4G 13 MP Camera Smartphone Micromax Yureka appeared first on Candytech. Best Budget 4G 13 MP Camera Smartphone Micromax Yureka  Best Budget 4G 13 MP Camera Smartphone Micromax Yureka : Micromax unveiled new Yu brand of Smartphones loaded with custom OS(Cyanogen Mod). Cyanogen Mod is the custom rom based on the native android versions. Rahul Sharma co founder of Yu tele ventures and Micromax unveiled the new smartphone which will be available for Rs. 8,999 and for early buyer’s micromax is offering a free leather cover worth Rs. 999. Micromax  Yureka “Too Perfect…
  • 5 Best Graphics Card for PC Gaming Price Rs 5000 to 10000

    Kanuj
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:22 pm
    The post 5 Best Graphics Card for PC Gaming Price Rs 5000 to 10000 appeared first on Candytech. 5 Best Graphics Card for PC Gaming Price Rs 5000 to 10000 5 Best Graphics Card for PC Gaming Price Rs 5000 to 10000: With New year approaching here is a list of graphics cards you can purchase for your new Gaming Rig in 2015. We have listed both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards which are best value for money and offer excellent performance in latest gaming titles like Far Cry 4 , Assassin’s Creed, Battlefield 4 and Crysis 3 etc. It is great time to buy new graphics cards with prices getting…
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    Uthaya Kumar
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    The post Cheapest 4G Smartphone Microsoft Lumia 638 Price 8300 appeared first on Candytech. Cheapest 4G Smartphone Microsoft Lumia 638 Price 8300  Cheapest 4G Smartphone Microsoft Lumia 638 Price 8300  : Microsoft has launched the world’s cheapest 4G Smartphone in India named as Microsoft Lumia 638. The Microsoft lumia 638 is priced at Rs 8300 and available exclusively at Amazon.in. After the re branding of Nokia lumia series to “Microsoft lumia” Microsoft launched its second Lumia device followed by the  Microsoft lumia 535 .   The phone was already released in…
  • New Smartphone Launched 13 MP Octacore Micromax A311 Price 13600

    Uthaya Kumar
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:33 pm
    The post New Smartphone Launched 13 MP Octacore Micromax A311 Price 13600 appeared first on Candytech. New Smartphone Launched 13 MP Octacore Micromax A311 Price 13600 New Smartphone Launched 13 MP Octacore Micromax A311 Price 13,600 : Following the success of Canvas Nitro A310, Micromax had launched another reasonably priced smartphone in the Canvas Nitro series. The New smartphone is  named as Micromax Canvas Nitro A311. The Canvas Nitro A311 is priced at Rs 13,600 and is available through online retailers like Flipkart and Snapdeal. The Canvas Nitro A311 comes with almost the same…
  • Nvidia GTX 960 Expected Launch Early 2015 Priced Rs 18000

    Kanuj
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:37 pm
    The post Nvidia GTX 960 Expected Launch Early 2015 Priced Rs 18000 appeared first on Candytech. Nvidia GTX 960 Expected Launch Early 2015 Priced Rs 18000 or $280 India, 14/December/2014 – Nvidia GTX 960 Expected Launch Early 2015 Priced Rs 18000 : There are all types of rumors circulating over internet about the launch date of the new graphics card – Nvidia GTX 960. Recently Ign India reported that the new graphics card can cost as low as Rs. 14,000 in the market. IGN  reported the same based on  import/export information from Tech Radar that the GTX 960 has a price tag of…
 
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  • What are Convertible Term Assurance policies and what are its benefits?

    TC Author
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:03 am
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness Life is quite unpredictable.  Today you could be the rich and happy and tomorrow it could be something else, or vice-versa.  Specially, when you are the bread earner of the family, you should ensure that any unforeseen situation may not bring your family and loved ones in danger zone. Convertible Term Assurance policies are one Read more... The post What are Convertible Term Assurance policies and what are its benefits? appeared first on Traffic Challan.
  • Link bank account without aadhar card to avail DBTL LPG Subsidy

    Pavan
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:53 am
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness DBTL LPG Subsidy is the most talked about things these days. LPG is a part and parcel of every Indian.  If you eat food in your house you know about LPG.  Most of us were not aware of the fact that the cost of each LPG cylinder was much more then what we used to Read more... The post Link bank account without aadhar card to avail DBTL LPG Subsidy appeared first on Traffic Challan.
  • Hurry up and register to Pahal DBTL Scheme to avail LPG Subsidy

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    15 Dec 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness In this article we are going to provide details of Pahal DBTL scheme i.e. Direct bank transfer for LPG and how to link your bank account to get subsidy for the LPG cylinder. As you all would be aware Pahal DBTL scheme will be used to get subsidy directly to your bank account and it Read more... The post Hurry up and register to Pahal DBTL Scheme to avail LPG Subsidy appeared first on Traffic Challan.
  • Reissue Delhi RC after loss or damage

    TC Author
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness Under the provision of section 39 of motor vehicle Act 1988, an Individual can drive a vehicle on the Indian roads and public places if he or she has been issued a registration certificate by the concerning authorities. If you have lost or damaged the registration certificate (RC), you will need to get a fresh Read more... The post Reissue Delhi RC after loss or damage appeared first on Traffic Challan.
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    14 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness This is a very good news for all Hindi bloggers and publishers, Google Adsense the best contextual add network has added Hindi as supported language for their network. Now Hindi Bloggers and Publishers can apply for Google Adsense and monetize their blogs. Hindi used to be supported by Google Adsense in the past. But due Read more... The post Hindi is available as supported language in Google Adsense appeared first on Traffic Challan.
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  • Company Registration

    Dobizindia
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:49 am
    STEP BY STEP GUIDE AND PROCEDURE TO REGISTER A PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY:A Private Limited Company is a voluntary association of two or persons. A Private limited company has limited liability, perpetual succession and brand recognition.Incorporation / Formation of company involve a number of steps. We have tried to simply the procedure to maximum extent possible.Minimum Requirement of a Private Company:Minimum 2 ShareholdersMinimum 2 Directors (The directors and shareholders can be same person)Minimum Authorised Share Capital shall be Rs. 100,000 (INR One Lac)DSC (Digital Signature…
  • Copyright Registration in India

    Dobizindia
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Introduction:Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, CDs and computer programs. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity is the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity.Protection of Rights of the Authors:Copyright protects the rights of authors, i.e., creators of intellectual property in…
  • What is Director Identification Number?

    Dobizindia
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    It is an unique Identification Number allotted to an individual who is an existing director of a company or intends to be appointed as director of a company pursuant to section 153 & 154 of the Companies Act, 2013.The post What is Director Identification Number? appeared first on DobizIndia.
  • Who can apply for DIN?

    Dobizindia
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:02 am
    Every individual, intending to be appointed as a director of the company, can file an application for allotment of DIN.The post Who can apply for DIN? appeared first on DobizIndia.
  • What is the procedure for obtaining a DIN?

    Dobizindia
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    Any person intending to apply for DIN shall have to make an application in e Form DIR-3 and should follow the following procedure:E form DIR-3 has to follow the online e-Filing process . For more details regarding the same visit e-Filing FAQ’s.Attach the photograph and scanned copy of supporting documents i.e. proof of identity, and proof of residence as per the guidelines. Physical documents are not required to submit at DIN cell.Along with the supporting documents, Verification as per Form DIR-4 shall also be attached. This shall contain the Name, Father’s name, date of birth and…
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