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  • How Good Is India’s First Wi-Fi-Enabled Train Station?

    India Real Time
    Dhanya Ann Thoppil
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    India has its first Wi-Fi-enabled railway station, appropriately located in the country’s tech capital, Bangalore. We went to the southern city’s central railway station to see how good the service, still in its pilot stage, is.
  • Google Yourself And The Missing You

    The Viewspaper
    Viewspaper Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    I do not intend to present a monologue here. All I am trying to do is to make sense of the result quizzes like “What kind of person are you?” or at times “Who you really are?” are based on. Although... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • India Defeats Pakistan in Asian Games 2014 Hockey Final

    Lahore Dispatch
    Muhammad Irfan
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    India has won Asian Games 2014 Hockey final by defeating Pakistan on penalty strokes. The match remained level with 1-1 score till the end of match time. When it came to penalty shoot-outs, Indian goal keeper seemed to play at front foot. He walked through the opponent quite rapidly keeping an eye on his moves […]
  • 7 Chrome Extensions which make my life easier online

    Digital Insights Blog
    Omkar Mishra
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    I spend around 8-10 hours on the internet every day, Part of it due to the nature of my job & the rest is there are just too many awesome things you cannot miss out to read on the Internet. I am sure, I am not the only one. In-fact according to a recent report, Americans spend 23 hours online per week on an average. That is almost 14% of their time in a week. Although, I spend much more time than that (being in the digital industry), People are becoming more engrossed surfing the internet/ social media than engaging offline.With this there comes a new challenge as how one can make the…
  • Open Letter to Modi ji

    AmreekanDesi
    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…
 
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  • Azhar's son in UP Vijay Hazare squad

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    The Uttar Pradesh one-day squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy includes former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin's son Mohammad Asaduddin
  • Central Zone bounce back to even up game

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Central Zone consolidated a 111-run lead on the back of half-centuries from Faiz Fazal and Jalaj Saxena
  • Rohit showed total recovery from injury - Bangar

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Sanjay Bangar, India assistant coach, said that Rohit Sharma's 142 against the Sri Lankans in a warm-up match on Thursday showed that the Mumbai batsman had fully recovered from the finger injury that had sidelined him for more than two months
  • Rohit and Pandey flay Sri Lankans

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey and Karn Sharma made the most of their opportunities for India A while Sri Lankans didn't have much to gain from the warm-up one-dayer at the Brabourne Stadium
  • Rohit 'excited' to return from injury

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    After having recovered from a "frustrating" two-month injury layoff, Rohit Sharma is "excited" to be able to return to competitive cricket
 
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    Reuters: Top News

  • Lieutenant Colonel Zida says taking power in Burkina Faso

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Lieutenant Colonel Issaac Zida said on Saturday he was taking over as head of state in Burkina Faso, in an apparent putsch against the military chief of staff Honore Traore who had earlier said he would lead a transition.
  • Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
    MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said.
  • Federer's number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer's hopes of knocking Novak Djokovic off the top of the ATP world rankings before the end of the year took a hit when he lost to big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Friday.
  • Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said.
  • Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents.
 
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    India Insight

  • Movie Review: Super Nani

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) Indra Kumar must have a time machine. How else do you explain him making a movie that takes us all back to the dark ages? It’s almost as if “Super Nani” takes every single embarrassing, regressive, and singularly stupid trope from the worst of Bollywood, grinds them in a blender, and then decides to charge you for consuming it. Rekha is Super Nani, a doormat-turned-empowered woman who still falls at her insufferable husband’s feet, cooks for her whole family untiringly, and…
  • Short skirts, bad stars, chow mein: Why men in India rape women

    Robert MacMillan
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:45 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 October 30, 2014) Uttar Pradesh police: Responding to a…
  • Movie Review: Happy New Year

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) If there is one person who loves Shah Rukh Khan more than Shah Rukh Khan, it has to be Farah Khan. Right from her first film, the director has been enamoured with the Bollywood star – at least on screen. It isn’t a surprise that the biggest dud in her career was a film that didn’t include the actor (Tees Maar Khan). In Happy New Year, she brings back SRK, self-deprecating jokes, six-pack abs and lots of bling. Borrowing liberally from Hollywood heist films, most notably Steven…
  • “Margarita, with a Straw”: dissolving hatred of homosexuals in India

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar Modern India is walking slowly towards a general acceptance of homosexuals and lesbians. Shonali Bose in her new film, “Margarita, With a Straw,” tries to pick up the pace. The film, which premiered and won the NETPAC award at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this year, is about a teenager with cerebral palsy who is unabashed about her sexuality, much to the horror of her middle-class, conservative mother. Bose, who identifies herself as a bisexual, says the film comes from two personal experiences – that of exploring her own sexuality and the experiences of her…
  • Kalki Koechlin on her role as a disabled girl in “Margarita, With a Straw”

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar Kalki Koechlin is one of the few actresses in recent years to build her star power while proving her talent in indie and mainstream Indian cinema. Last year, she played what many would consider a side role in one of Bollywood’s biggest romantic movies, “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, decked in designer, slinky outfits and danced to peppy dance numbers. She also has done star turns in “Dev.D,” “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” and “Shanghai”. This year, she plays Laila, a teenager who is afflicted with cerebral palsy, but is also discovering her own sexuality, much…
 
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    The Viewspaper

  • Sweden Recognises Palestine: A Glimmer Of Hope

    Viewspaper Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    While the Israeli government appears to be in a state of shock, Swedish administration has dismissed the move to be anything out of the blue. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loefven had pledged in his... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Google Yourself And The Missing You

    Viewspaper Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    I do not intend to present a monologue here. All I am trying to do is to make sense of the result quizzes like “What kind of person are you?” or at times “Who you really are?” are based on. Although... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Modi To Visit Southeast Asia: What To Expected

    Viewspaper Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    Southeast Asian nations have bewailed India for years for its much less assertive presence in Asia; a coercive China is the biggest challenge for India in the long term. The significance of Asian... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Rashtriya Ekta Diwas: Rising Above Tokenism

    Viewspaper Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:42 am
    Aiming to spread the “message of unity, safety and security”, the University Grants Commission has asked colleges to organise events celebrating the Iron Man’s birthday. Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Kiss Of Love: Why So Stuck Up, India?

    Viewspaper Admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Leaving aside talks of culture, morality and other dicey terms, how about being plain logical for once? We barely go and chase guys peeing along roadside, do we? Or the guy spitting on the roads or... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
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    InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion

  • Rejecting the proposal you received at a party

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    A party is a great place to enjoy, have fun and meet new people. Sometimes, you simply run into the crazies as well. What if some weird dude deemed it fit to propose you at the party? How on earth are you going to turn him down? The first thing, you are going to turn ... The post Rejecting the proposal you received at a party appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • BEST GIFTS FOR AN EX – GIRLFRIEND ON HER WEDDING DAY

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    In case you are the one who did the ‘dumping’ then huzzah for you for dodging that bullet ( I mean if she were a decent person why would have invited you). But if you are the 1 % of the world’s population who actually parted with an ex amicably, here are some good ideas ... The post BEST GIFTS FOR AN EX – GIRLFRIEND ON HER WEDDING DAY appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Worst ideas you could think for a guy night

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    You wonder if there is a reason why they aren’t exactly excited to go with you. If the following are your ideas for a perfect man’s night then you probably doing it wrong. So keep your mind open and avoid falling into these traps that are a surefire way to ruin your night out with ... The post Worst ideas you could think for a guy night appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • BEST GIFTS FOR AN EX – BOYFRIEND ON HIS WEDDING DAY

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    Alas you have to attend or are most likely forced by a mutual friend, then there’s the huge crisis of buying ‘the’ gift. This is a gift that should say ‘I don’t care’…. but politely. Money Money is a good gift idea, because the couple can buy any gift they want and it won’t be ... The post BEST GIFTS FOR AN EX – BOYFRIEND ON HIS WEDDING DAY appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Five Ways to Fall in Love with your Wife Again

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    Let’s face it, when it comes to love, the men have to make a lot of effort in order to please their women. In all fairness to them, they are the ones to buy gifts, pay the bills and plan the dates. Hence, it is only natural that these things take a backseat once they ... The post Five Ways to Fall in Love with your Wife Again appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
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    NextBigWhat

  • MakeMyTrip App Stats : Apps Are Driving Last-Minute Bookings [bigMobility]

    NextBigWhat
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:22 am
    MakeMyTrip app recently crossed 4 million dowloads (across all the app stores) and here are some interesting stats that the company has shared. 24% of Flight-bookings on mobile app are for same-day or next-day travel (compared to 17% on Web) 49% of Flight-bookings on app are for travel in next 7 days (compared to 43% on Web) 52% of Domestic-Hotel bookings on Mobile are made 0-1 day before travel (compared to 27% on Web) 4 and 5 Star hotels contribute to 58% of International Hotel bookings on mobile apps, (compared to 55% on Web) Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Chandigarh contribute the highest…
  • Ready-to-Cook Food Manufacturer ID Fresh Foods Secure INR 35 Crore Investment From Helion Ventures

    Sivaprasad Nair
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Bangalore based maker of ready-to-cook food products, ID Fresh Foods, have secured an investment of Rs 35 Crores from VC firm Helion Ventures. ID Fresh Foods who are the makers of idly batter, chutneys and semi-cooked parottas and chapattis currently sell their products worth Rs 7 Crore every day in Chennai , Hyderabad, Mumbai, Mangalore, Mysore and Dubai. The fund will be utilized to scale up to 30 varieties of ID food products and be operational in 30 cities in the next five years.  To cater to the Indian diasporas, ID is also planning to start exporting food products to foreign markets in…
  • Sequoia Takes The Zoomcar Ride. Invests $8mn.

    NextBigWhat
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:26 pm
    And while we are talking whether car ownership in India is all set to change, self-drive-only car company, Zoomcar has raised $8mn from Sequoia Capital.  The car rental company started in Bangalore in February 2013, with 7 vehicles at 1 location.  It now has over 250 cars at about 40 locations across Bangalore and Pune, with plans to expand to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Goa, as well as other cities in India. Zoomcar is unusual in the Indian car-rental space because it allows customers to drive themselves. Over 95% of the industry is chauffeur-driven, and what…
  • Airtel : Voice ARPU Declines; Data ARPU Grows By 8%

    NextBigWhat
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Airtel has reported a jump of 8% in data revenues for the quarter ending Sep 30th. Mobile voice realisation in India improved to 37.69p per minute (up 0.90p Y-o-Y). Mobile Data revenue at Rs 1,805 crore registered a growth of 73.8% Y-o-Y in India, uplifted by increase in data customer base by 43.0% and higher usage per customer by 31.2%. Mobile data revenues contributed to 14.5% of Mobile India revenues vis-à-vis 9.4% in the corresponding quarter last year. Quarterly ARPU and Data Usage Mobile Services : Rs. 198 Voice ARPU : Rs. 158 (decline of 5% from the last quarter). Data ARPU…
  • This Startup Is Rethinking Culture Code : No Office, No Boss, No Email.

    Guest Author
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    The New New Office Culture [Editorial notes : The new age startups are rethinking work culture. Right from Buffer's transparency to '4-days week working culture' by some.  Entrepreneur Hernán Amiune shares the new new work culture he is setting up at his startup.] The main reason is because the most important way to reach the best efficiency possible is allowing us to work without a boss, only 4 days a week and spend 50% more of our time with our families. Each of these 3 factors working altogether in an office communicating mainly by e-mails and being constantly interrupted by meetings…
 
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    The Imagined Universe

  • Moving back to wordpress

    Lekhni
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    My latest post is up on my old blog – http:/lekhni.wordpress.com. I’ve decided to move back there permanently and shut down this blog. I’m tired of having to update wordpress and plugins every time I log in. I’m tired of having to delete hundreds of spam comments that Akismet and other plugins have missed.  (Granted, there are thousands more it has caught, but still..) I’m tired of feeling guilty about not posting more often while paying hosting fees etc.  (In perspective, though, a year’s hosting fees equals what I’m paying for 2 days in…
  • 4 new rules for more goals in World Cup football

    Lekhni
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:56 pm
    One would have thought that those pathologically law-abiding Germans would follow all the rules, even the unwritten ones.  The biggest unwritten one of them all in this FIFA World Cup seems to be that there should be no goal during regulation time. Did Germany not know what Brazil clearly did – that no goals were supposed to be scored in the first half, or for that matter in the second half either? I’m all for the beauty of the game of soccer (or football or futbol or whatever you choose to call it) but frankly, sitting through 90 odd goalless minutes gets tiring. Given that…
  • Why Wendy Doniger’s book should not be withdrawn

    Lekhni
    11 Feb 2014 | 7:01 pm
    It’s a slippery slope when we start banning books and even worse, withdrawing or recalling books.  Do books need to start passing through a censor soon, to determine what is acceptable and what is not?  Not that even a censor would help – because apparently all it takes is a few people to take offense at something in a book or movie for it to find itself in trouble. I was a little shocked to read that Penguin India is withdrawing all copies of Wendy Doniger’s book “The Hindus : An Alternative History” from the Indian market. What an utterly bad precedent, and…
  • Polar Vortex Part 2

    Lekhni
    5 Feb 2014 | 3:49 pm
    The Polar Vortex never went away.  Even now, it’s swirling over the Hudson Bay.  Its home is somewhere far away,  On Yukon, Barrow and Prudhoe Bay. Then why is it here, holding its sway, Spoiling my mid-western winter day? Presenting the same My city versus Barrow, Alaska comparison (as before, note the RealFeel temperatures which take into account wind chill) : First, my city : Then, the weather in Barrow, Alaska: Next time maybe I should compare with Antarctica. That should make me feel better.
  • Polar Vortex in my backyard

    Lekhni
    8 Jan 2014 | 2:49 pm
    The Polar vortex swept through most of the US this week, and like everyone else in the US, I suffered. I suppose I should feel lucky that I was not, for instance, stuck in a snowbound Amtrak train or wasn’t a passenger in one the thousands of cancelled flights.  I shouldn’t be complaining about the weather. But I still need to say this somewhere (to someone who is not a fellow sufferer) – it was cold.  Still is cold today, but not the frostbite-and-amputation-in-5-minutes-of-exposed-skin cold, so that’s a definite improvement. How cold was it?  Well, pictures are…
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    The India Uncut Blog

  • The Importance of Profiling

    Amit Varma
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:39 pm
    This is the 28th installment of my fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. Poker at its heart is mathematical, I often argue, and everything else is secondary. You put your opponent on a range, calculate your pot equity against that range, estimate fold equity and then make the most profitable decision. But the math will get you nowhere if you input the wrong values. You first have to put your opponent on the correct range. And you have to accurately estimate your fold equity against him. To do this, you need to get inside his head, you need psychology. Although…
  • The Endowment Effect

    Amit Varma
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:39 pm
    This is the 27th installment of my fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. There’s something strange that happens to me quite frequently. A friend will ask me for advice on a hand, and I’ll dispassionately tell him what I think is the correct course of action, and the reasons why. For example, while playing PLO he calls a raise in a 3-way pot from the big blind with 9876ds, with spades and hearts, and the flop comes JT2 with two spades and a heart, for a wrap and flush draw. My friend, huffing and puffing with excitement, bets, the next guy repots, the third…
  • The Shame Game

    Amit Varma
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    This is the 9th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. One of the finest graphic novels I’ve read recently is Paying For It, a ‘comic strip memoir about being a john’ by the Canadian writer Chester Brown. In 1996 Brown’s girlfriend informed him that she had fallen in love with someone else. Brown took it well, and they even continued living together for a while, till eventually Brown moved on. But he saw no sense in seeking conventional relationships that involved ‘possessive monogamy’, and instead…
  • The Tournament Lottery

    Amit Varma
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    This is the 26th installment of my now fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. I write these words at the end of a three-week period in which 100,000 dreams have been crushed. The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), a three-week festival of poker on Pokerstars, has drawn to a close. It featured 66 tournaments, with a total prize pool of almost US$62 million. The Main Event, which just got over, had a buyin of US$5200, with the winner getting US$1.3 million. That’s a cool Rs 8 crore. It’s the stuff of dreams – but most of the over 120,000 people…
  • The Second Game of Dice

    Amit Varma
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    This is the 25th installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. The Mahabharata is an amazing piece of storytelling. It was written at least 2400 years ago and it still resonates today in India. One story that speaks to me strongly is of the time when Duryodhana and Shakuni invited Yudhishthira to a game of dice. Accepting an invitation to play dice with an opponent, using his dice, surely has negative expected value. (One version has it that the dice were made out of the bones of Shakuni’s father, whose spirit resided in the dice and did as he wished.
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  • Google Hangout Offers FREE International Calling: But, There’s a Catch!

    Ambika Choudhary Mahajan
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:55 am
    We all love freebies, don’t we? Most of us would admit rushing to the “Offers” and “Discounts” sections of the departmental store before picking up two A++ sized batteries for the TV remote we went looking for in the first place! The reason being we love anything and everything that comes for FREE! Google just introduced FREE one minute international voice calling on Google hangouts for users across 25 countries (including India), using its Hangouts app. People who still haven’t read the fine print are ecstatic. But there is a lot more you need to know beyond the FREE calling…
  • 6 Actionable Steps To Replace A Bad Habit With A Good One

    Mohul Ghosh
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    Recently we shared a very important fact regarding habits: It is very difficult to break a bad one. We had shared how habits actually form and the how we become psychologically dependent on them. We went through the origins of the process of habit formation, and how habits makes us feel safe among this chaos going around our lives. We had concluded that the easiest way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a good one. As experienced first-hand, it is even more difficult to replace a bad habit with a good one, no matter how honest your intensions are. However, having said that, it is also…
  • Global Smartphone Market Share: Xiaomi Grows 211%, Now 3rd Largest After Samsung, Apple!

    Editorial Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Xiaomi’s online-only-flash-sale strategy of selling cheap & feature-rich smartphones has paid off. In a time-frame of 2 years, they have gone from no-where to become the 3rd largest smartphone company in the world according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report. While Samsung still remains at the top, their market share has come down considerably from 32.5% in 2013Q3 to just 23.8% in 2014Q3, a fall of 8.7 percentage points. Xiaomi shipped 17.3 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2014 compared to 5.6 million in the corresponding quarter last year – A…
  • OneDrive Brings Unlimited Cloud Storage For Office 365 Users. Has It Killed The Market?

    Mohul Ghosh
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    As per various estimates, Cloud Storage market is estimated to be worth $8 -10 billion right now, with growth projections of $60 billion+ in the next 5 years. But a recent offer from Microsoft for OneDrive has literally sabotaged the whole industry: Unlimited storage. Previously, 1 TB was the maximum cloud storage they offered. Microsoft has unleashed their new offer without having too many budget considerations as all the existing customers of their Cloud Storage services would benefit from this upgrade. Users of Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and Office 365 University plans would be…
  • Indian Startup Ecosystem Fastest Growing and Third Largest in the World: NASSCOM

    Ambika Choudhary Mahajan
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    In what should come as heartening news for Indians after yesterday’s heartbreak at being placed at No. 142 in the Doing Business ratings released by the World bank, India has been found to be the third largest start-up ecosystem in the world, behind only the USA and UK and also the fastest growing one says the India Start-up Report 2014 read at the three day National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Product Conclave 2014 in Bangalore. At an event attended by more than 225 international and national speakers where more than 120 product companies will be showcased,…
 
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    Compulsive Confessions

  • #SojuParty! The fun we had with this Korean rice liquor

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    It's no secret that I love alcohol, right? I mean, not in the way an alcoholic loves alcohol--I'm not dependent on it or anything--but a Saturday night without booze is like, oh, a cup of coffee without a book. Or a festival without good food. So, when the people at Jinro India asked if I'd like to have a party with soju, OBVIOUSLY there was only one answer I could give them.If you're reading this on Wednesday, October 8, Jinro is running a super fun contest on their page which will end at 5 pm, IST. You stand a chance to win a soju hamper, so get cracking! I mailed a bunch of friends asking…
  • Miss Marple is a bad ass in every sense of the phrase

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    By the time you read this, I will have finished all eleven Miss Marple books. Let me tell you a secret: I never really liked Miss Marple, Agatha Christie’s elderly woman detective. She didn’t draw me from the get go, like Hercule Poirot. Ah, Poirot! There’s so much more to love about him: consider his mustache, his little quirks—the crème de menthe before dinner, the hot chocolate, his referring to his brains as the “little grey cells”—Poirot is camp, and eccentric, and yet, there are allowances made for this. He is the “greatest detective in the world” by his own…
  • What Ladakh Was Like (Part Two)

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:53 am
    (Part one here.) We are always tired, something about the walking and the long car rides—this has been a year punctuated with long car rides—and the struggle of our bodies to acclimatize to the thin air, makes us bone tired, fag tired, so we collapse onto our beds and sleep the sleep of the righteous. Our beds are in Chow’s Guest House, recommended by a friend, and which turn out to be an absolutely right choice. Mrs Chow is an old lady doing this as a hobby, she smiles when I tell her she should be on Tripadvisor or something on the internet! More guests! Maybe she doesn’t want more…
  • Do you remember the time?

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:20 pm
    (This post began as an alternative to a listicle I was doing for POPxo. I do some writing for them, mostly top ten lists and so on, and they had suggested I do one on a male bestie to an accidental boyfriend. I couldn't think of what to say, so I turned it into a story instead, which was useless for them, but I thought I'd share it with you guys instead.) When this post was originally suggested to me, I wasn’t quite sure how to tackle it. I mean, I’ve had boyfriends, but “accidental”? How does that work? Plus, while I enjoy men and their company, I’m a girl’s girl, cultivating my…
  • You better run, baby, run, outrun my gun

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:51 pm
    My Facebook feed is a sort of mixed bag. On the one hand, I have my "actual" friends, who are almost always either doing something fun or funny. Scroll through their holiday photos, or a picture of a meal they've eaten, or a funny billboard they've noticed, or so on and so forth, and you come to the second layer of my Facebook feed: the acquaintances, people whose names I no longer connect with anything except Facebook, and people I haven't spoken to in years but who I knew once well enough for me to accept their friend request.This layer sometimes provides me with more entertainment than the…
 
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  • 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…
  • Brand Update : Raymond formally enters into ready-to-wear segment

    Harish B
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Although the reports of Raymond entering into the readymade segment was there since 2007, I feel the brand has only now fully launched itself into this category. The " Complete Man" now has become readymade !The Indian men's wear market is around Rs 97000 crore and the formal menswear market is estimated to be around Rs 15000 crore ( Source TOI) . Raymond has brands like Park Avenue, Parx, Color Plus and Notting Hill in the segment.The addition of Raymond will further strengthen the company's portfolio but at the same time would cannibalize the other brands like Park Avenue. Having said that…
  • Marketing Funda : The cost of Hype

    Harish B
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    October 6 ,2014 could have been a historical day for Flipkart but in reality, that day proved to be more of a PR nightmare than a marketing success. It may be true that on that day, the company would have emptied its inventory of many products but at the cost of a lot of goodwill .The huge hype created by Flipkart and the subsequent backlash forces us to refresh some basics in managing expectations. One of the classic theories related to expectation and subsequent satisfaction is Expectation-Confirmation Theory ( ECT) . The theory is no rocket science . It simply states that during the…
  • Brand Update : Wagon R Teaches How to Manage Product Lifecycle

    Harish B
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    The festive season of 2014 saw the launch of  limited edition Wagon R Krest. Wagon R which was launched in 1999 is still the 4th largest selling car brand in India. The product is a classic example of how consistent performance + value-for-money positioning will achieve long-lasting success in Indian market. Wagon R has become a success because it is one of  the most practical car in the Indian roads. Be it space, comfort or reliability, Wagon R has delivered consistently over the last 15 years.On the product front, Maruti has been very smart in ensuring that the product…
  • Schmitten Chocolate : Love to Love it

    Harish B
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    Brand : SchmittenCompany : Rajhans GroupBrand Analysis Count : # 550The Rs 4500 chocolate market has a new player- Schmitten. Schmitten is a Swiss chocolate made in India ! or to be fair, this chocolate is positioned as a Swiss chocolate. The new brand comes from Rajhans group which is a Rs 3500 crore real-estate developer. The new brand- Schmitten is positioned as a premium brand competing with the like of Cadbury Silk and Temptation. Schmitten is the mother brand which is being launched as a moulded chocolate like Dairy Milk. Schmitten also has another product - Hoppits which is a…
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    The Big Picture

  • Is China's political system an obstacle to its rise?

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    There is one refrain that is comment to forecasts on China: the Chinese political system is incompatible with growing standards of living. There is a corollary to this: as soon as China's growth rate slows perceptibly, the strains on the political system will begin to show. Turbulence will set in. Some even forecast that the Chinese system will implode.One thing that strikes me is that this hasn't happened in the last two decades of China's rise. Okay, you could say, that's because the Chinese people were bought off with goodies. However, that's only part of the story. What's missed, as an…
  • RBI autonomy

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:26 pm
    What exactly is RBI autonomy in monetary policy? Does it set the policy objective (say, primary focus on inflation), the inflation target as well as the means to achieve the target? Are all these the province of the RBI? Or does the government have a say in these matters?I would think that the government has the right to decide the primary objective and also the inflation target. When it comes to the means of achieving the objective, the decision is primarily that of the RBI but the government should be involved in decision-making.That is how RBI governors have viewed matters all these years.
  • Travails of entrepreneurship

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    The business media tends to romanticise entrepreneurship by focusing on the success stories, says Schumpeter in the Economist. I would add that it also tends to portray entrepreneurs as people who know how to balance work, leisure and family, have great EQ and, of course, they glorify the millions that entrepreneurs make.The reality is that entrepreneurship is enormously challenging mentally and physically. Schumpeter writes:Business professors celebrate the geniuses who break the rules and change the world. Politicians praise them as wealth creators. Glossy magazines drool over Richard…
  • Is optimism about India's growth prospects justified?

    8 Oct 2014 | 2:59 am
    Analysts see an acceleration in growth to 5.5%. 6.5% and 7% starting this year and then in the next two years. Is this feasible? I think yes. But the RBI needs to help out by cutting the interest rate.My analysis appears in today's Asian Age, Growing Pains.
  • When management gurus dissect politics....

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    How can we tell whether a political leader such as Narendra Modi will succeed? Three management experts, including Ram Charan, attempt an answer in a business journal. I can't say I was bowled over by their analysis.The authors say we should look for five signals, on all of which Modi scores. Let me take up two in detaili. How deep is the politician's insight into public interest? Modi's interest is very deep, the authors say, because of his own background of poverty. Well, Manmohan Singh too came from a poor family in a very backward village. He could, perhaps, claim that he understood the…
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    Doing Jalsa & Showing Jilpa

  • Till United Kingdom Come

    krishashok
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    This is a true story, slightly paraphrased for dramatic effect. I have always wondered about the mathematical relationship between shame and courage. As is evident from the graph, every man (and there is a reason I am being gender specific here, a reason that will become more evident as this tale unfolds) has a personal inflection point where a delta change in shame results in an exponential increase in courage. It is also referred to, in non-academic circles, as the “Fuck it, I got nothin’ to lose now” moment. Let’s get to the story now. The graph above will eventually become…
  • Kindly Adjust

    krishashok
    19 Dec 2013 | 1:58 am
    Recently, someone shared this on Facebook. Normally I give Facebook shares about as much attention as an email from a deposed West African dictator, but the title said “10 classic Indianisms: Doing the Needful and more” so I decided to carve out some precious time from my continuous partial attention strategy (it means “wasting time in multiple ways simultaneously”) to read it. I softLOLed  at the author’s “evil pseudonym” contrast to the very Indian “what is your good name?”, mildHehed at “passing out” and even learnt that…
  • Constitutional TRap

    krishashok
    30 Nov 2013 | 3:32 am
    Two years ago, Harish and yours truly were inspired by someone whose every utterance enriches the creative commons of Indian culture. We decided to call ourselves Parodesy Noise, which to Tamil ears sounds like an American way of saying “Canines from across the ocean” and also suggests, at the same time, a focus on parody while musically remixing things many people consider must not be remixed. Now, for the first time, I am going to take you through the creative process behind our latest single. For me, Parodesy Noise is what comes out of a heartfelt joy I experience when losing myself in…
  • A fresh and unique set of approaches to Yahoo! logo design

    krishashok
    6 Sep 2013 | 1:55 am
    Yahoo! recently spent a lot of money on a new logo. In fact, they tried new logos for 30 days before settling on one that looked like a bar of Cadbury’s Dairy milk. But when I look at the 30 that were rejected in favour of this one, it seems to me that they really didn’t expand their horizons. There are rarefied hill stations of Logo design philosophy that they most definitely did not visit. For instance, did they consider the new Apple iOS7 logo design school of thought? The iOS7 school promotes Anorexically thin fonts, ones that require electron microscopes to measure thickness…
  • Bulp Piction

    krishashok
    27 Jul 2013 | 7:08 am
    Lakshminarasimhan reclined on his easy chair, Hindu newspaper in hand, filter coffee on a small side table, searching for something to outrage about. He was humming an Ananda Bhairavi korvai when his wife turned on the TV to watch a program where a small child was being made to cry by a snooty judge for getting the vibrato wrong on a classic AR Rahman song. His blood began to boil as the silhouette of his outrage took shape in his mind, slowly crystallizing into that most South Indian of rebellions against the establishment – the letter to the editor. This was wrong, he felt. Children…
 
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    Atanu Dey On India's Development

  • Happy Deepavali

    Atanu Dey
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    ॐ Asato maa satgamaya Tamaso maa jyotir gamaya Mrityor maa amritam gamaya ॐ Happy Deepavali. Happy Diwali.
  • The Indian Constitution — Part 2

    Atanu Dey
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    George Orwell claimed, “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” By that measure, a commitment to telling the truth as one sees it must make one a bit of a revolutionary. Here I continue with my argument that the Indian constitution is the fountainhead of all of India’s troubles. Unless and until it is replaced, India will continue to languish at the bottom of the heap. That claim predictably makes people uncomfortable. In this series I aim to support argue for its truth. (Here is the first part.) In this part, I examine the importance…
  • Shubho Bijoya Greetings

    Atanu Dey
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    For Bengalis, the five day long worship of Ma Durga is simply pujo. This is the time when Ma Durga comes for a visit to her maternal home. The festival culminates on Bijoy Dashimi with the protima (the idol) given a visarjan (ceremonial immersion in a river or a lake). Then it is time for people to greet each other with “Shubho Bijoya.” The important thing is that you wish people after the visarjan is over. This gets complicated in a world in which people live in different time zones. In India, visarjan is already over and they are wishing Shubho Bijoya but over here California we…
  • Hayek on Valuing Individuals

    Atanu Dey
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    “A society that does not recognise that each individual has values of his own which he is entitled to follow can have no respect for the dignity of the individual and cannot really know freedom.” Friedrich August von Hayek (1899 – 1992). Austrian economist.
  • Mr Modi goes to Washington

    Atanu Dey
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    I make no secret of the fact that I believe Shri Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, is an honest, intelligent, dedicated, sincere and diligent man. I admire him immensely for who he is and what he has accomplished over his many decades as a politician. The set P = {p | famous politician p is honest, intelligent, dedicated, sincere, diligent} is small but non-empty. For all I know, the set P is exhaustively enumerated as P = {Narendra Modi, Arun Shourie}. But at the very least, I am certain that {Narendra Modi, Arun Shourie} ⊂ P. I indulge myself in the frivolity of using…
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    WirelessDuniya

  • Lechal -the world’s first interactive haptic footwear; use it as a navigational tool or fitness tracker.

    Sidhartha
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    Lechal is the world’s first interactive haptic footwear; use it as a navigational tool or fitness tracker. Lechal means “Take Me Along” in Hindi and navigation is the soul of the footwear. The Lechal App syncs with Google Maps to allow you to navigate with ease wherever you are in the world. Get route guidance, explore new places, find out more about where you live – go anywhere and everywhere!     Source: NextinIOT
  • Tips for Choosing the Right Contractor for Your Construction Job

    Sidhartha
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Buying a brand new home can be a very exciting yet nerve wracking experience. Building your own home is even more exhilarating and terrifying. Everybody has their own idea of what their dream home would be like. If you’re looking for a house to buy, chances are you have a particular set of criteria that you want the home to meet. Finding the perfect house can take time and you might not ever be able to find a house that has everything you want. While in some cases you might be willing to compromise on one want in order to have another, there’s only one real way for you to get your hands…
  • Tinder the dating app solves an mCommerce problem

    Sidhartha
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    Mobile shopping has exploded in recent years, and online retailers have responded by designing mobile friendly sites and apps. But rather than design these experiences for the mobile context, this often equates to adapting the catalog storefront for the smaller screen. The catalog storefront was introduced in the mid-to-late 90′s, created for desktop dimensions, at a time when tables-based Web design was de facto, pages took eons to load and if you wanted to take an action – you’d double click. Long live the catalog? 15 years+ later, we’re still clinging to the catalog approach,…
  • Learn to Tow the Traderline

    Sidhartha
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    Online gambling has taken to the wireless world like a duck to water and now operators such as Betfair are using their prowess in both markets to launch sophisticated trading products. In order to make its sports betting platform a more profitable place for professional tipsters to ply their trade, Betfair has created Traderline. This virtual platform has taken Betfair’s standard betting platform and reconfigured it to give experienced gamblers a more in-depth approach to daily markets. For those of you who aren’t familiar of online sports trading, the basic premise is that…
  • Online gambling poised for rapid growth

    Sidhartha
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Image by Robert Scoble  The rapid growth in the gaming industry in India and elsewhere in Asia has been predominantly fuelled by a combination of rising incomes, 3G penetration and the take-up of digital devices by a technology-hungry youth demographic. To date this pattern has been most conspicuous in the emergence of the Indian gaming industry which was – as reported on these pages – estimated to be worth in excess of INR 18 billion within the next three years. However, as the technologies become embedded, as older, late adopters start to enter the market, and as the early adopters…
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    TUTORIALS

  • How to Resetting BlackBerry ID Password

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    This article is a continuation of Create account ID in the handset Blackberry blackberry, I never experienced forgot password Blackberry Smartphone Blackberry ID for my wife. And I do is move the Setup Password Reset Blackberry ID. The easiest way Adjustment Reset Password via a computer with an internet connection.  How to Resetting BlackBerry ID Password Do the following: 1. Click Here to go view the first password reset Blackberry ID2. Fill in the email you registered for the Blackberry ID. 3. Fill in the verification code the verification code differ from that shown). 4. Click Send.
  • Tips to Use Mobile Battery and Charger

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Charger as we already know and use every day to recharge the HP battery. Here are some practical tips on usage: Tips to Use Mobile Battery and Charger   Battery type NiCad, NiMH rarely used): should the current battery charge condition of the battery is running low. This is to prevent the "memory effect" which resulted in a quick drop battery. Battery type LiIon, LiPoly battery charge can be done at any time no need to wait for the battery is low). Battery life is actually determined by the type of how many times the battery charged. So more often charged then the shorter the age…
  • How to Block Application Specific

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    There are so many applications that could potentially harm the performance of our computer systems but usually we just let go and leave the task just as the Antivirus firewalls and similar applicationsHow to Block Application Specific But you know not all malicious programs undetectable by antivirus or firewall On my computer wrote 2 antivirus installed namely AVIRA and SMADAV PRO AL or the FBI wrote his wealthy hard broken or slipped inside my computer  Back to the topic this time, here I will try a little give tips on how to block certain applications by hand without the help of…
  • Hiding File With Command Prompt Help and WinRAR

    21 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    Every computer user must have the files that are personal and confidential Do not let other people know about the document, such as a collection of various account passwords or the content of other confidential Actually, it has been widely discussed on how to hide computer files From the hide with the help of software, or the granting of hidden attributes or superhidden with the help of the command prompt.Hiding File With Command Prompt Help and WinRAR  For the case of using the command prompt, then it still seems way too easy to be stripped If the computer is configured to Do not show…
  • Often Laptop Shutdown Causes and How to Overcome It

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    What not to wear when we again yesdelicious delicious task or playing games, eh..laptop die alone. In the heart wondering why this laptop.?, Though not like this the other day, that's what I felt when the laptop is turned off Moreover, we as user which still lay still do not understand the diagnosis  laptop or computer with problems must be very confused in the face of a variety of problems that often arise in the use of a laptop or computer. Often Laptop Shutdown Causes and How to Overcome It  But do not worry mate, there are some solutions that I get when the laptop is turned…
 
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    Gurcharan Das

  • 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…
  • The $74m Mars mission benefits India every bit as much as clean water

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    Last week India sent a satellite into orbit around Mars,with a low-cost, nimble mission that has stunned the world. At $74m over three years, the cost was roughly one-ninth that of the latest (also successful) US mission, which took six years. And in reaching the red planet on its first attempt, India’s space agency succeeded where many other leading powers – including the US, Russia,China and Japan– failed. To reach Mars, Mangalyaan (or “Mars craft” in Hindi) had initially to execute a complex slingshot trajectory, swinging around the Earth several times to generate speed using the…
  • लव जेहाद नहीं, मॉडर्न मिशन जरूरी

    24 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    हमारे सामने मजेदार दृश्य है। एक तरफ ‘मॉडर्न’ प्रधानमंत्री हैं, जो केवल विकास की बात करते हैं जबकि दूसरी ओर उनके सहयोगी वोट हासिल करने के लिए मतदाताओं में ‘अन-मॉडर्न’ धार्मिक आशंकाओं को हवा देते हैं। आधुनिकता के गुणों में धर्म और…
  • मजबूत नेतृत्व का असर

    13 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    भारत के लोगों ने नरेंद्र मोदी का चुनाव बड़े पैमाने पर रोजगार का सृजन करने, बेहतर शासन देने और महंगाई पर लगाम लगाने के लिए किया। अभी यह कहना बहुत जल्दबाजी होगी कि वह इन तीनों ही वादों को पूरा कर सकेंगे। उनके कार्यकाल के शुरुआती…
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    nanopolitan

  • Philosophy of Word

    Abi
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Escape from Microsoft Word by Edward Mendelson in NYRB: The original design of Microsoft Word, in the early 1980s, was a work of clarifying genius, but it had nothing to do with the way writing gets done. The programmers did not think about writing as a sequence of words set down on a page, but instead dreamed up a new idea about what they called a “document.” This was effectively a Platonic idea: the “form” of a document existed as an intangible ideal, and each tangible book, essay, love letter, or laundry list was a partial, imperfect representation of that intangible idea. A…
  • IISc Alumni Global Conference - 2015 will be right here at IISc

    Abi
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    IISc and its alumni started this series of conferences with the first one in Santa Clara, California, in 2007 (Flickr pics) -- just a year before, and possibly as a prelude to, the Institute's Centenary Celebrations. The second edition followed in due course in 2013, this time in Chicago, Illinois. The third edition of this Conference is coming home to the Institute. The dates are: 26-28 June 2015. It is a sign of the times that this Conference gets announced on social media well before the conference website is ready. Much as I hate to send you to any of these time sinks, here are the links…
  • When a Nobel Medal Went to Fargo, North Dakota

    Abi
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Astrophysicist and 2011 Nobel winner Brian Schmidt has this totally priceless story: "When I won this, my grandma, who lives in Fargo, North Dakota, wanted to see it. I was coming around so I decided I’d bring my Nobel Prize. You would think that carrying around a Nobel Prize would be uneventful, and it was uneventful, until I tried to leave Fargo with it, and went through the X-ray machine. I could see they were puzzled. It was in my laptop bag. It’s made of gold, so it absorbs all the X-rays—it’s completely black. And they had never seen anything completely black. “They’re like,…
  • "Beautiful Chemistry"

    Abi
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    Wonderful stuff [Hat tip: Cocktail Party Physics]. Here's the website with lots of interactive graphics.
  • Batmobile: The Origin

    Abi
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    For the Annals of Pop Culture: The Batmobile: The Concept Car That Became a Star by Michael Beschloss. [In] 1965, ABC television greenlighted a new series called “Batman,” and its producers needed a Batmobile — fast. Within three weeks, using blowtorches and saws, the automobile customizer George Barris transformed the Futura’s deteriorating concept car — which he had bought from Ford for a dollar — into a rakish roadster suitable for TV’s new Batman and Robin ... [Bold emphasis added]
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    Project Why

  • I will watch from the wings

    Anuradha Bakshi
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Many have been wondering why I do am not writing as regularly as I did before and I think that I owe all an answer. First and foremost let me let the proverbial cat out of the bag. For the past months I have been writing my next book which is the project why story and gave decided of late to hurry it up a little and hence have been neglecting the blog. Mea Culpa. In my defence I can only say that though the heart is still young the body has aged and thugs cannot perform as efficiently as earlier. I really think that the project why story is one that needs to be told as it is in many ways the…
  • There they go again...

    Anuradha Bakshi
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Can one ever become inured to the preposterous so called diktat of self styled religious organisation targeting as always: women! What is infuriating is the ease with which they trivialise a horrific crime like rape. Version 2014 emanates yet again from Haryana states: "if women dress up skimpily, men will be attracted and mistakes may happen. It is better to look into the way you dress up. Rapes will not decrease if you wear such clothes. So, wear decent clothes." May I remind you that 2 years ago the same kind of people said that eating chowmein increases the incidence of rape. We have just…
  • Serendipity and Synchronicity

    Anuradha Bakshi
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    Serendipity is the occurrence of event by chance and in a happy way and synchronicity is the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear related but have no real causal connection. So says the dictionary. Life is full of both, but we often fail to make the connections. I am in the midst of reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawande a book that has been heralded as life changing. That the subject matter is death should not deter you in any way; it is a moving and humane and urges you to aspire not for a good death but a good life lived to the very last in dignity and joy. As I read the pages, a…
  • A letter to Mom

    Anuradha Bakshi
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Mama and I Algeria 1966Mama Tonight of all nights the heady smell of the jasmine papa planted for you is redolent of memories of you, and it should be so as tomorrow is your birthday. You would have been 97, but you left 24 years ago, at the age of 72, barely 10 years older than I am today. We were only blessed with 38 years of togetherness, but how magical and fulfilling they were, only you and I know. I cannot begin to fathom who was the  winner in this incredible relationship: you who had accepted the life of an old maid rather than give birth to a slave child or I who was…
  • A victory for children

    Anuradha Bakshi
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yusufzai have won the Nobel Prize for Peace. It is a victory for all the children who are denied their very basic rights, children who have no voice, children who are used and abused, children whose rights are hijacked with impunity. It is truly celebration time for all those, who like us at Project Why believe that every child has the right to a childhood, a right to go to school, to play and laugh and a right to dream. We have strived for the past 3 decades to ensure that the children who walk into the doors of Project Why dare to dream.The two laureates are…
 
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • On demergers -quoted in the Business Standard @bsindia

    Gautam Ghosh
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
    The folks at Business Standard did a story on demergers and asked me for an opinion on how organizations could do it better, some excerpts:According to independent HR consultant Gautam Ghosh, "A corporate spin-off is not necessarily bad news for employees. The problem is that many organisations do not communicate a demerger strategy to their employees proactively. In fact, in my experience, even some MNCs, known otherwise for their professional management practices, fail to share a clear roadmap with their country or regional offices making the whole process painful and fraught with risks."…
  • Some Twitter conversations on Social Media, Job Hunting and HR

    Gautam Ghosh
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    Today was an interesting day - I was invited by Tech Mahindra to be a guest on their #TechMChat on Social HR. Just an hour to go for #TechMChat with @GautamGhosh & @SucharitaPalepu sharing their thoughts about Social HR pic.twitter.com/ISsdpricJb— Tech Mahindra (@tech_mahindra) October 17, 2014 So here are some thoughts I shared and the questions I answered A1 @tech_mahindra Social Media can amplify the positive experiences of employee advocates #TechMChat— Gautam Ghosh (@GautamGhosh) October 17, 2014 Internal social media helps is social recognition and learning &…
  • Looking for my next gig

    Gautam Ghosh
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    So after one and a half years with Philips in two roles I am ready for the next challenge. What can I do?I can help HR teams leverage social technologies for employer branding, social recruiting, social recognition, internal communications and social learningI can help HR technology vendors craft their marketing strategy, find partners and get to the right decision makersI can connect vendors and clients to influencers in the media and social media world to make an impactInterested in what I can offer? Email me at gautam dot ghosh at gmail dot com If you want to talk to me about a story…
  • Twitter and Blogging for Learning & Development Leaders

    Gautam Ghosh
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Last week I was invited to present to a group of global learning leaders of a BPO/KPO firm on my Twitter and Blogging journey.This is the presentation I made.Looking forward to your feedback Social media for learning leaders from Gautam Ghosh If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Indian HR is ready for the Tech Revolution - thoughts from #TechHR14

    Gautam Ghosh
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Around 10 days ago I attended India's first ever Tech HR conference organized by People Matters in Gurgaon. I was privileged to be invited to speak at the unconference track in the event and host a Google Hangout with analysts Alan Lepofsky and Holger Mueller. It was also an opportunity to listen to industry leaders like Abhijit Bhaduri, Frank Ricciardi, Debjani Ghosh, Anand Pillai and Sameer Patel. I was also looking to catch up with innovative learning professionals and friends Kavi Arasu and Sunder Ramachandran.Here's my takeaway:HR Technology is simplifying. The large players are moving…
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    India Travel & Photography Blog

  • Winter Ladakh – Hot Springs of Chhangthang Plateau

    Arun Bhat
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Sometimes nature creates things that appear weird to us. Today’s photo is hot-springs of Ladakh in winter covered by an ice-shell! We found these curious hot-springs during our wanderings in the high-altitude Chhangthang Plateau, Ladakh, during the winter months. Even when the outside temperature remains below zero and drops to -30 at night time, these geysers continue to spit boiling-hot water. Much of the water flows down as a stream, but a few droplets that fall away are instantly turned into snow. The result is this beautiful cone that forms a shell around the spring. We were able…
  • Sunset over the pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar

    Arun Bhat
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Todays’s photo – when weather gods smiled over the pagodas of Bagan… For those who haven’t heard of it, Bagan in Central Myanmar was the original capital of Myanmar Kings. In the days of glory, which started nearly a millennium ago, a slew of pagods were built along the plains of Bagan overlooking the Ayeyar River. About 2000 pagodas have survived the march of time, forming what looks like a miniature mountain-range raising from the otherwise prostrate landscape. Ever since Myanmar opened up for visitors, Bagan has been one of the prime attractions, something like a…
  • Creative Slow Shutter Speed Photography Contest

    Arun Bhat
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    Inviting entrees for photography competition… Darter Photography brings you “Creative Slow Shutter Speed Photography Contest with Manfrotto India”. Participate to win ten prizes from Manfrotto India. Visit http://www.darter.in/creative-slow-shutter-speed-photography-contest-association-manfrotto-india/ to see details and participate. Related PostsTravel Photography: Slow shutter speedsThursday Travel Photography #1 – An introduction + Asking permission to shoot peopleClub Mahindra – ‘My Trip of a Lifetime’ – Travel Writing ContestTravel…
  • Phnom Penh and Bangalore – A Tale of Two Cities

    Arun Bhat
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    I was visiting Phnom Penh, Cambodia, last week and stayed in the city for four days. Everyday, I was surprised how much this city resembled Bangalore–the city of my residence–in many ways. Back home, I decided it is worth making a list of things that I found very similar in both the cities. They are not necessarily nice things, but similar, nevertheless. Here they are. 1. Tree lined avenues. Both cities have many tree lined avenues, and there has been an attempt to continue the tradition. Bangalore was once famous for its trees which are slowly getting the axe, thanks to…
  • Landscape images of India

    Arun Bhat
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    A few days ago, a good friend asked me to share five landscapes images in five days on a social media platform. This, I did dutifully. Photographing landscapes has always been a meditative experience for me. People who know me often call me a lazy photographer, something that I wholeheartedly agree in most occasions. But when it comes to photographing landscapes, I am willing to go to the world’s end, climb a mountain or swim with the sharks if that’s what it takes. Well I haven’t gone swimming with the sharks, but I have endured frostbitesy weathers and stood on ice until…
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    The Startup Guy

  • 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…
  • A Better Way to Validate (Ideas)

    Vijay Anand
    28 May 2014 | 11:30 pm
    I usually get a lot of folks writing to me saying that they have an idea, and want to get my thoughts. I’m always happy to, but to be fair, I am not “validating” the idea – for better or worse, what is mostly happening is me giving my perspective from what I know and by seeing related ventures in that space. It is by no means a true reflection of whether the idea will succeed – Infact I start with the disclaimer that I could be totally wrong. However, if you do want true validation, here is your three step formula. Step 1: Talk to potential customers (after you…
 
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  • Sunil Bhargava – The investor who invests something more valuable than dollars

    Naag
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
      I believe one can either learn from self-experience or the experienced. Nothing would beat the first-hand experience but it comes at a price and needless to say is going to be extremely time consuming. Learning from the experienced is the next wisest thing to do and I had the privilege to do the same […]
  • Saurin Shah on Sift Shopping, Startups and Silicon Valley

    Naag
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
      A serial entrepreneur who has been interested in entrepreneurship right from the school, Saurin Shah packs a punch with great startup advice drawn from his own experiences. He is currently the CEO and Co-founder @ Sift Shopping. I recently had an interesting conversation with him at Plug and Play Tech Center, a startup accelerator […]
  • Startups say – Aisa aur kahaan, sirf CIE mein (Where else, only in CIE)

    Naag
    28 Feb 2014 | 1:54 am
      I re-visited the International Institute of Information Technology campus in Hyderabad (IIITH), the home to Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) as a follow-up to my earlier encounter with its chief and as part of my continuing coverage of startups and startup ecosystem in Hyderabad. After I headed home from that meeting and as […]
  • Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Hyderabad

    Naag
    18 Feb 2014 | 10:16 am
      The International Institute of Information Technology, established during the end of the last century is one of the leading institutes of this century in India. It is an autonomous university located in Hyderabad, the capital city of south Indian state(s) of Andhra Pradesh (and to-be formed Telangana). The institute is also home to Centre […]
  • Helping startups succeed Globally

    Naag
    16 Feb 2014 | 2:18 am
    Hedge-Square is a boutique consultancy firm that helps startups go global. Specifically, they help startups incorporate globally and expand into other markets. The firm handles all the legal, financial compliance, and corporate management advisory which a business would need to startup in any country or domestic region. Hemant Shah, the young Founder & CEO of […]
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    Awesome Cuisine

  • காளிப்பிளவர் கூட்டு

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    ஒரு சுவையான தென்னிந்திய காலிஃபிளவர் கூட்டு. சூடான சாதம் உடன் பரிமாறவும். தேவையான பொருட்கள் காளிப்பிளவர் – ஒரு கப் (நறுக்கியது) எண்ணெய் – இரண்டு டீஸ்பூன் கடுகு – அரை டீஸ்பூன் உளுத்தம் பருப்பு – கால் டீஸ்பூன் பச்சை மிளகாய் –…
  • ஓன் மினிட் கேக்

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:40 pm
    தேவையான பொருட்கள் மைதா மாவு – மூன்று டீஸ்பூன் கோக்கோ பவுடர் – இரண்டு டீஸ்பூன் பேகிங் பவுடர் – கால் டீஸ்பூன் கூக்கிங் சோடா – இரண்டு சிட்டிகை மில்க் மேய்டு – மூன்று டீஸ்பூன் எண்ணெய் – இரண்டு டீஸ்பூன் டிரிங்கிங் சோடா – 3௦…
  • Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    A vegetarian stuffed Cabbage rolls with a dal and onion filling. Ingredients: Cabbage Leaves – 20, tender Coriander Leaves – few Cloves – 20 For the Filling: Moong Dal – 100 gms, soaked for 1 hour Bengal Gram Dal – 100 gms, soaked for 1 hour Dry Red Chillies – 12 to 15, adjust as […]
  • Cheeseburger

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    Cheeseburgers are a popular American fast food consisting of a cooked beef patty topped with tomatoes, onion, lettuce, ketchup, mayonnaise and placed in-between 2 halves of a burger bun. Often served with fries, they are a meal by itself. Ingredients: Beef – 500 gms, minced (For a vegetarian cheeseburger version, see the end of the […]
  • Sprouts Dhokla

    Praveen Kumar
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Dhoklas are a popular Gujarati snack/breakfast dish. Steam cooked, they are soft, spongy and make a great evening snack or breakfast item. Ingredients: Sprouted Green Gram – 2 cups Green Chillies – 4, ground to a paste Ginger Paste – 1 1/2 tsp Cooking Soda – a pinch Sugar Water – 1 tblsp Lemon Juice […]
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    Ghumakkar - Inspiring travel experiences.

  • Chandrataal – the Moon Lake

    Anupam
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    As we moved ahead, we crossed more and more nallahs. To our surprise they were even more dangerous now. The water flow was huge, it was so violent, we thought as if we were going to flow away with the water down to the Spiti river. Related posts: Visit to The Moon Lake & The End…. The most enjoyable day I have spent on earth is... The Great Himachal Circuit – Part 4 : Kaza to Manali Chattru at a height of around 13000 ft, around 17... Solo Travel, Himachal Tribal Circuit – Lahaul Valley During this stretch, a car had a flat tyre in...
  • Spiti…. journey through ‘The middle land’

    Naturebuff
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Bypassing such quaint villages as Yangthang, Chango and Leo, we press on for Nako. I have great hope that the cloud cover will disperse enough for Reo Purgyal, the highest peak in Himachal to be visible. Unfortunately, the peaks are all shrouded in thick clouds. We have a very long way ahead and no time to tarry. We do not even swing by Nako Lake consoling ourselves that we would see the Chandratal anyway today and hurry ahead. Far, far below us is the meandering Spiti and the beautiful Leo village is visible low down across the valley. The route takes us through barren, crumbling…
  • Himachal Revisited (Aug,14)

    SilentSoul
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    This time, while in India, visit to Himachal was more of necessity than tourism... leaving behind Iceland, Landing in Delhi full of heat and humidity was not a joke.... at the airport itself, we were almost fainted and without waiting for my friend to come to pick up, hired a taxi and went home...the heat and humidity was unbearable as the body had tuned to climate of Iceland.... so to go back to Iceland settings, Himachal trip was mandatory Related posts: Himachal Yatra – ज्वालामुखी Jwalaji was buzzing with travellers, passing the main bus stand... The Great…
 
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    MediaNama: Digital Media in India

  • Onmobile reports Rs 1.21 Cr loss for Q2-FY15; Employee strength 1217 after layoffs

    Nikhil Pahwa
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    India revenues for Onmobile Global grew to Rs 57.6 crore, up 13.8% year on year and 24.3% quarter on quarter, as the company reduced costs. It won an exclusive deal for caller ringback tones with Tata Teleservices, and says it renewed contract for SMS, WAP and USSD services “with a leading operator”. On a consolidated basis, Onmobile reported a net loss of Rs 1.21 crore, as compared with a profit of Rs 1.5 crore reported for the same quarter last year, and down from Rs 23.9 crore reported in Q1-FY15. This was helped by a marginal quarter on quarter increase in revenues, which rose…
  • iNurture Education Solutions raises Rs 30 Cr from Bertelsmann India Investments

    Vivek Pai
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Bangalore-based online-offline higher education services provider iNurture Education Solutions has raised Rs 30 crore investment from Bertelsmann India Investments (BII), the Indian investment arm of the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. The company had previously raised undisclosed amount of investment from Ascent Capital in 2012 and GVFL in 2009. Setup in 2004, iNurture partners various colleges & universities to offer industry relevant courses across various sectors like Information technology, animation, creative management, graphic design, mobile applications, business…
  • LIV Sports bags exclusive mobile & Internet rights to Champions Tennis League

    Vivek Pai
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    Multi Screen Media (MSM) owned LIV Sports has secured the exclusive mobile and Internet broadcasting rights to the Champions Tennis League (CTL) happening next month (November 17-26). While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, Sony LIV Sports mentioned that it will be live streaming the tournament on its website and its mobile apps across iOS and Android. It will also be providing tournament highlights on demand to consumers. Earlier this month, LIV Sports had also inked an exclusive tie-up to secure the Internet and mobile broadcast rights for the Indian qualifiers of UEFA Euro…
  • Zoomcar raises $8 million from Sequoia Capital & Others

    Aparajita Saxena
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    Bangalore-based self-driven car rental service ZoomCar has raised $8 million from Sequoia Capital, with participation from new investors former Infosys CFO Mohandas Pai, Manipal Group’s head of corporate affairs Abhay Jain, reports The Economic Times. Existing investors Empire Angels, Funders Club, Basset Investment Group and funds advised by Triangle Growth Partners also increased their stake in this round. The company plans to use the funds to hire talent and invest in technology. Currently, the company rents out self-driven cars in Pune and Bangalore, but plants to expand to Mumbai,…
  • 47% of LinkedIn’s traffic in Q3 2014 was mobile

    Vikas SN
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    Professional networking site LinkedIn has reported 90 million average unique monthly visiting members for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, up 7.1% from 84 million in the previous quarter and up 16% from 78 million in the same quarter last year. Of this, mobile unique visiting members was at 42 million for the quarter, up 10.5% from 38 million in the previous quarter and up 44.8% from 29 million in the same quarter last year. Mobile accounted for 47% of LinkedIn’s total unique visiting members for the quarter, as compared to 45% in the previous quarter and 38% in the same…
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    INDIA INVENTS

  • Spark to Commercialization process from Harper

    A.S Rao
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:28 am
    New materials are patent rich and many firms intent on taking up manufacturing in India find starting from zero base is not desirable. They scout for technology supplier who can be an existing  materials manufacturer abroad and few others also would like to tie with specialized process technology suppliers.  Harper offers a range of thermal processing systems for new materials like Energy storage materials, Nano materials, Carbon fiber, Ceramics. Unique is their on-site technology center which assists companies with the commercialization of new materials. At this facility, they…
  • Trade Secrets stolen by Ketankumar Maniar for employment in India

    A.S Rao
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:55 am
    This case makes an interesting reading. The facts of the case clearly establish unauthorized downloading of intellectual property classified as Trade secrets. But , it is not clear why Ketankumar did it. He did not sell it in the market or pass it on to new employer. The case file says, he intended to get a job in India based on this. That is interesting as there is no medical device manufacturer in India who is competing with the US firm BD and thus could profiteer from these trade secrets related to disposable pen injector. Is it a corporate espionage or related to his patent…
  • Professional Training of Cluster development executives

    A.S Rao
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:46 am
    Promoting MSMEs through clusters has become a dependable tool for policy makers around the globe. Over 50 countries have taken up this initiative with encouraging results. A background on the same is available at our 2012 Cluster Conference website (http://clusterconference.in/pdf/ThemePaper-International-Conference.pdf)Success of this programme pivots around an entity called the Cluster Development Manager (CDM), also known as a Cluster Development Agent/Executive, who plays the role of an informed and trustworthy broker and links the MSMEs present in clusters to GVCs and also enhance their…
  • Make in India program facilitates Strategic Alliance between Zen Technologies and Rockwell Collins

    A.S Rao
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    In 30s international cross licensing agreements were widespread in electrical and chemical industries. Next phase were joint ventures with local firms as multinational enterprises expanded overseas. Strategic alliances got noticed in 80s. Unlike other forms of cooperation, these strategic alliances bring together global companies that cooperate in certain areas while they continue to compete in other parts of their business; they involve leading edge technologies and advanced capabilities and are formed to fulfil strategic objectives rather than merely to comply with local…
  • Patentable Subject Matter

    A.S Rao
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:26 am
    Visit to USA by PM Modi is followed by news/ views on Indian IPR policy. It is time to learn more.Lisa Mueller is a partner in Michael Best’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and the chair of the Life Sciences and Chemical Practice Group. Ms. Mueller has extensive experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical areas. For 10 years, she has worked closely on-site with in-house legal departments of international pharmaceutical companies, handling a variety of patent and freedom-to-operate matters, providing training to new in-house counsel and meeting with scientists and…
 
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    Marketing in India

  • Markets blooming during Diwali

    Rajesh Aithal
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    If one wants to experience the festivities during Diwali one needs to move away from the Malls and shopping centers into the traditional markets. Went to two of the older markets in lucknow, sharing some photos from the visit. Candles being Sold by KilosPeople busy Buying Diya's Being Sold Brisk Sale of Pooja Items
  • Interesting full page ad

    Rajesh Aithal
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Saw an interesting print as so sharing
  • Season of full page Ads continue

    Rajesh Aithal
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    A full page by mobile store talking about off line advantages
  • Will Online Retail Become Bigger than Modern Trade

    Rajesh Aithal
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    After seeing the aftermath of the "The Big Billion Day" Sale an interesting thought is coming to my mind, will online retail overtake Modern Trade or Organized Retail in India? One of the reasons this question came to my mind looking at the reactions which came from the members of organized retail. They have all queued-up to complain against the 6the Oct sale and the fight in Mobile retail and online has been on for quite some time. Without getting into the rights and wrongs of the issue, I will move on to the moot question.. I will briefly summarize some of the key challenges which…
  • Season of full page ads 3

    Rajesh Aithal
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    More full page advertisements, this time it is Big Bazaar, on flipkart sale.
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    Radioandmusic.com

  • Anish Sood to open for David Guetta India Tour 2014 this December

    RnMTeam
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    MUMBAI: Progressive House DJ, Anish Sood, will support EDM giant David Guetta as he makes his way to India this December. Organised by OML (Only Much Louder Entertainment), one of the world’s biggest DJs and modern day music icon David Guetta will be performing at Delhi NCR (on 19 December) and Bangalore (on 21 December).
  • Miley Cyrus to raise money for HIV charity

    IANS
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    MUMBAI: Pop star Miley Cyrus is releasing a MAC lipstick, which will raise money for HIV sufferers. The ‘We Can't Stop' singer has teamed up with the cosmetic company to bring out her own branded Viva Glam lipstick in early 2015 and the proceeds will go to the MAC AIDS Fund charity, reports contactmusic.com. She announced the collaboration on her Twitter page. "Going #VIVAGLAM with @MACcosmetics. Look for my lipstick in early 2015 ... Every $ from the sales of my #VIVAGLAM will go to @MACAIDSFund to help those affected by HIV! (sic)," she posted.
  • JLo felt 'abused' in relationships

    IANS
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    MUMBAI: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says she felt abused in some of her past relationships. She shared her experience in her upcoming memoir "True Love", reports people.com. While she does not specify the abuser, Lopez writes: "I have never gotten a black eye or a busted lip, but I have felt abused in one way or another - mentally, emotionally, and verbally."
  • Taylor Swift not looking for love

    IANS
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    MUMBAI: Love and romance are not a priority for singer Taylor Swift. She says she is not interested in dating anyone right now. Swift seems to be at peace with her life, and she does not enjoy it when her friends try to set her up with new people. "People will say, ‘Let me set you up with someone’, and I am just sitting there saying, ‘That is not what I am doing. I am not lonely; I am not looking.’...They just don't get it" the 24-year-old beauty said in the December issue of British Cosmopolitan, reports eonline.com.
  • MJ stored sperm for his clones, claims scientist

    IANS
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    MUMBAI: King of Pop, Michael Jackson is said to have stored his sperm to create copies and replicas of himself, according to a scientist. The claim has been made in ‘The Battle for Michael Jackson's Soul’ tell-all book by scientist Michael C. Luckman, who learnt about the sperm scheme from Jackson's costume designer and friend Andre Van Pier, reports The Daily Star.
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    Mumbai Hikers

  • Shikhar Vedh :: Thrilling 1 day trek to Bhimashankar - Padargad on Sunday 30 November 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Dear All,We @ शिखरवेध has arranged a one more tough - thrill day trek to Bhimashankar - Padargad on Sunday 30 November 2014  ...Hope 2 c u on trek .Brief Introduction about Padargad:-Height:  2002 ftGrade:  Medium-ThrillTime: ~ Maximum 3 hrs from Khandas, Base VillageJourney Details:-Saturday 29th November 2014 Meeting Point : PAREL ST DEPO at 22:00 HrsDepart to Manchar by ST busSaturday 30th November 201404:00 Hrs - @ Manchar bus depoRest for some timeFrom there by public transport to Bhimashannkar07:30 Hrs - @…
  • SHIKHAR VEDH :: Overnight trek 2 Rajmachi on 29-30 November 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    Dear All,We  is glad to announce Overnight trek 2 Rajmachi on 29-30 November 2014 ... Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy ...Rajmachi, located in the Lonavala region is accessible from both Karjat as well as Lonavala. The village of Udhewadi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to Rajmachi. The twin forts of Srivardhan & Manoranjan grace the backdrop of the village.A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake called Uday Sagar Talav, no trek to Rajmachi is complete without taking a dip in this lake.Behind the lake lies…
  • SHIKHAR VEDH :: Chakdev – Parbat - Mahimandangad Trek on 22-23 November 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Dear AllWe @  has organized Trek to new destination Chakdev – Parbat - Mahimandangad on 22-23 November 2014CHAKDEV FORT” (3,228 ft) Situated in dense forests surrounded by river Koyna is the fort of Chakdev. Chakdev stands tall midst the evergreen forests of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and mesmerizes you with its beauty. There is an entire village on the mountain top with old Lord Shiva Temple; this village is very clean and scenic.The itinerary for the Trek is as given below: Rendezvous:Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:45 Hrs on…
  • SHIKHAR VEDH - Trek 2 Pabargad near Bhandardara - a less trodden path on Sunday 16 Nov 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Dear All,We @  announce one day Trek 2 Pabargad near Bhandardara -  a less trodden path on Sunday 16 Nov 2014Hope 2 c u 2 NJoy with usBrief Introduction abt Paabargad:Height: ~ 4200 feetGrade:MediumTime: ~ 2.5 hrs from GuhireLocation: Bhandardara region.Journey Details:Rendezvous:  Saturday 15 Nov 2014 @ 23:15 Hrs @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (e)23:30 hrs: Departure from Dadar by private vehicleSunday 16th November 201405:00 hrs: @ BhandardaraBreakfast - Tea Time07:00 hrs: @ Guhire village07:30 hrs: Trek to Paabargad11:00 hrs: …
  • Mumbai Hikers Community

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Mumbai Hikers Community Trek to Sandhan Valley on 15-16th November 2014 with Vibes Outdoors Posted: 29 Oct 2014 07:02 AM PDTTrek to " Sandhan Valley " on 15th-16th November 2014 (Starting on Friday Night). We at Vibes Outdoors are arranging yet another trek cum exploration to the valley of shadow's, The Sandhan Valley, our second visit of this winter..   a mesmerizing walk through a valley, formed by the tallest walls of sahyadri..      a walk to remember, rappells in between and a camping at the lake, below...Come feel the vibes with us, where shadows are…
 
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    India Briefing News

  • India Challenges China with Border Road

    India Briefing
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    Old tensions resurfaced between India and China when the Indian government unveiled plans to build a mountain road along the disputed Himalayan border earlier this month. Chinese authorities have express concern over the move, but India has more leverage than ever before. The post India Challenges China with Border Road appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • The Future Outlook of India’s FDI Caps

    India Briefing
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    2013’s FDI amendments are now being further augmented under the new Narendra Modi administration, with several sectors significantly increasing the amount of foreign investment permitted. In this article, we we take a look at India's new FDI caps and how they might impact the future outlook for foreign investment in the country. The post The Future Outlook of India’s FDI Caps appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • A Guide to India’s Special Economic Zones

    India Briefing
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    India’s SEZs are localities which offer tax incentives to their resident businesses. In recent years, the amount of SEZs has dramatically increased, and understanding which to choose and how they operate can be difficult. In this article, we highlight some of the key information relevant for companies setting up in an Indian SEZ. The post A Guide to India’s Special Economic Zones appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • India’s Coal Industry Moves Towards Privatization Amidst Trade Union Protests

    India Briefing
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    In an effort to improve the rate of coal production, the Indian government on Monday approved a decree that will denationalize its coal mining industry and open it up to privatization, but the country's trade unions have promised to strongly oppose the move. The post India’s Coal Industry Moves Towards Privatization Amidst Trade Union Protests appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Understanding Income Tax Returns in India

    India Briefing
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    A number of high courts have ordered an extension of income tax returns to November 30 in order to have it coincide with the tax audit report deadline.In this article, we highlight some of the steps necessary for income tax returns, both for people wishing to meet the new deadline and as a general guide. The post Understanding Income Tax Returns in India appeared first on India Briefing News.
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  • PM Modi greets people of K'taka; more news updates of Nov 1

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Bangalore, Nov 1: Prices of Petrol, Diesel slashed again. Here are the news updates of the day: 8.10 am: 8.00 am: On Karnataka Formation Day, Bangalore, 11 other cities to be known by their old names. OneIndia News
  • UN warns of worsening food crisis in Somalia

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:06 pm
    United Nations, Nov 1: A UN food agency on Friday warned that poor rains in Somalia may worsen the country's food crisis, a spokesperson said.The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) issued the warning that an estimated one million people were now
  • 1.26 mn uprooted Iraqis need shelter: UN

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    United Nations, Nov 1: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that some 1.26 million internally displaced people (IDPs) throughout Iraq need shelter and basic supplies, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Friday."Of that number, an estimated
  • Canada suspends issuance of visas to Ebola-hit African countries

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Ottawa, Nov 1: Canada has suspended issuance of visas to residents of West African countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of Ebola virus disease, a media report said Friday.The Canadian government has stopped issuing visas in the worker, student or visitor
  • Parents marry off minor girl from TN to businessman who offered Rs 12 L !

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Salem, Oct 31: Here is shocker - A minor girl from Salem in Tamil Nadu was allegedly sold to a businessman for Rs 12 lakh ! The girl studying in Class X in a government-aided school in Salem was married
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    Fone Arena

  • 100,000 Redmi 1S units to go on sale on Nov 4, will be pre-added to carts for some who repeatedly tried and failed

    Srivatsan
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Xiaomi is bringing another 1,00,000 units of the Redmi 1S smartphones for India on November 4th. As a surprise, the company has announced that, lucky fans those who tried to buy Redmi 1s and failed, will find the device added to their cart on Flipkart on November 4th. It did the same thing for Mi 3 during Diwali, but it only offered 25,000 units for lucky ones. This time it did not announce how many lucky fans would get their Redmi 1S smartphone in their cart automatically. It also offers  10% discount on select Redmi 1S covers on November 4th. Totally the company has sold about 6.4 lakh…
  • Gmail 5.0 for Android with support for Exchange and other email accounts now available

    Srivatsan
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Details about Gmail 5.0 for Android with support for IMAP, POP3 email accounts like Yahoo and Outlook surfaced couple of weeks back. Even a promo video of the new Gmail app showed up. Now Android Police has got hold of the APK of the Gmail 5.0 app that brings all these new features, including support for Exchange accounts. The Gmail 5.0 app also brings Material Design, as expected, rounded avatars, refreshed iconography and more. Google released Inbox, a new alternative for the Gmail app, but it doesn't support Google Apps account or other email accounts apart from Gmail. Google's stock…
  • BBM for BlackBerry 10, Android and iPhone gets Timed Messages, Message Retraction and more

    Srivatsan
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    BlackBerry has rolled out an update for its BBM app on BlackBerry 10, Android and iPhone that gets new privacy features such as  Timed Messages feature that lets you set a timer to control how long messages and pictures you share with contacts can be viewed and Message retraction feature that lets you cancel the message in case if you had sent it to the wrong person. Both these features were rolled out for limited beta users on Android and BlackBerry 10.  The update also brings high quality image trasfers and option to see what music your contacts are listening to in BBM Feeds. The…
  • Sony reports Q2 FY14 results, 9.9 million smartphones shipped

    Srivatsan
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Sony Corporation today reported net loss of 85.6 billion yen ($785 million) for its second quarter of the financial year 2014 that ended September 30th. Even though it shipped 9.9 million smartphone in the quarter, mobile communications division has reported an operating loss of 172 billion yen ($1.6 billion) for the quarter. Loss in the mobile communications sector is primarily due to the favorable impact of foreign exchange rates, partially offset by a decrease in sales mainly in Japan as well as an increase in marketing expenses, says Sony. It expects sales to be below the July forecast…
  • 1Password for iOS gets Touch ID support and improved lock screen

    Sneha Bokil-Paranjape
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    1Password for iOS is getting few enhancements and features in latest update. The 5.1.1 version of the 1Password  iPhone and iPad app gets Touch ID support. The update enhances the app's lock screen at the time of using Touch ID. It now moves the lock out of the way when using Touch ID. The app has fixed the keyboard that was making it difficult to see everything when editing an item. Moving on, the update adds speak improvements to the lock screen as well as folder syncing improvements for iCloud users. Other bug fixes and improvements are also added. In July, 1Password introduced third…
 
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    Ubiquitense

  • Chennai–Bangalore–Hassan–Sakleshpur – Road Trip on Grande Punto

    Narendran V
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Updated with road conditionsIt’s been 4 months since I bought my Grande Punto, and was waiting for a break to go on a road trip. Favored by a long weekend, made a hasty plan to go somewhere. But where? Where ever I could get an accommodation during that crowd-infested long weekend. I tried Coorg, Wayanad, Masinagudi and Ooty, and unfortunately, I was able to get only in Hassan. A not-so-value-for-money hotel – a hotel named Candy Southern Star. I wouldn’t recommend this hotel.Anyways, coming back to the road trip, it was a mix of good roads, bad roads and no roads, but had…
  • A brilliant sunset, with iPhone and Snapseed

    Narendran V
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    Sometimes, I’m so content with the results from my iPhone 4s that I think twice before taking my heavy DSLR. Especially, the picture below, taken from the office (and through a dirty glass window) turned out to be pretty good – thanks to iPhone and Snapseed!Used a combination of Drama and HDR effects to enhance the image, and to add some green and orange punch. Loving it!
  • Dreamy Sunday Morning [PIC]

    Narendran V
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    And, this was one dreamy Sunday morning…Taken with an iPhone 4S
  • The lone road – iPhone Wallpaper

    Narendran V
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Somewhere in Austin, TX…Taken with an iPhone 4SDownload the original photo below (right-click, save-as):
  • Update Blue&Me™ to version 8 – Grande Punto 2013

    Narendran V
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    If you own a Grande Punto in India, especially, one of those 2013 models that look like the one in the picture above, there’s good news! You can now update your Blue&Me™ to the most current version – version 8 (click to enlarge pic below).For the sake of simplicity, I have uploaded the Blue&Me™ version 8 on Dropbox. Just download and follow the instructions on the PDF that reads like this:(Note: If you don’t want to download this direct, but want to go through all steps to download the file, I’ve posted another version here for your reference)Arrange a…
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    The Better India

  • TBI Travel: Art, Architecture And Culture In The Kangra Valley

    Gayatri Mendanha
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Here is a first hand experience of a journey to the amazing Himachal Pradesh and its beautiful valleys. Join Gayatri Mendanha as she visits intense music concerts, tries her hand at art and pottery, samples exotic dishes like the Kangri dham, finds peace in the serene monasteries, experiences the thrill of paragliding, and much much more in just a few exciting days! I keep my suitcase light. I carry words. For this journey, I chose Pico Iyer’s, ‘If travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive,…
  • Homes Become Schools As Employers Turn Teachers

    Kirthi Jayakumar
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:28 am
    Kani was forced to drop out of school when she was young. Today, she works as a domestic helper but is seeing a new ray of hope as her employer Gita is enabling her to read and write. Many women like Kani in Chennai are on their way to literacy, all thanks to their wonderful employers. Read about Kani and Gita’s life-changing journey. It seems as if all the housework has been completed. The home looks spic and span with an almost gleaming finish to its ambience. As I walk in, I see that the clothes have been hung out, and the utensils are neatly stacked and left to dry under the…
  • Events To Attend This Week (31/10/2014 – 06/11/2014)

    Shreya Pareek
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    1. Dharamshala International Film Festival Dharamshala International Film Festival is a non-profit venture presented by White Crane Arts & Media, a trust set up by long-term Dharamshala residents and internationally renowned filmmakers, Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, to promote contemporary art, cinema and independent media practices in the Himalayan region. The festival is showcasing the best of recent Indian and international cinema and creating an intimate forum where filmmakers and film-lovers can interact in an informal and meaningful way. For more details, check out their…
  • He Brought Rainwater From Rooftops To Water Taps And Changed 1000s Of Lives In Rural Rajasthan

    TBI Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Many village folk in rural India still walk several kilometers to get clean drinking water. A running tap is still a dream and water-borne diseases still account for many deaths in these areas. Bhagwati Agrawal thought to resolve all of these complex issues by coming up with the interesting yet simple idea of Aakash Ganga (“river from the sky”). 10,000 lives in six villages have changed significantly due to this initiative so far. The biggest beneficiaries are the women in these drought-prone villages of Rajasthan, who have seen immense improvements in their health, livelihood…
  • YOUR VIEW: How This Community Driven Initiative Is Catalysing A Better India, One City At A Time

    TBI Reader
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    In the YOUR VIEW section, we highlight some of the most pertinent and interesting letters and opinions sent to us by our readers. Have something to say? Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com with “YOUR VIEW” in the subject line. A positive movement that provides a platform to changemakers to showcase their work and also connects them to like-minded people, SoCh is changing one city at a time. From bringing people together to helping them expand their reach, SoCh covers many grounds. Bhavana Nissima shares with us her experience of the community driven initiative in Hyderabad.
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    Parsi Khabar

  • Shaan Kandawalla: Bringing Lessons From a Pool in Pakistan to a Pitch Meeting With Investors

    arZan
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Shaan Kandawalla, a native of Pakistan who lives in New York, is used to challenging gender norms. As a teenager in Karachi, she excelled at competitive swimming — something only boys were encouraged to do. She qualified for the 1996 Olympics but was not permitted to compete because Pakistani officials objected to a woman appearing in public wearing a swimsuit. She brushed off the disappointment and went to Wellesley College and then to Harvard Business School. Article By Colleen DeBaise | NY Times That background would seem to have prepared Ms. Kandawalla to succeed as an entrepreneur in…
  • Twins born to parsi couple, more births due: Jiyo Parsi

    arZan
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    The twins have landed. Another eight arrivals are expected by the year-end. A central scheme that encourages Parsis to multiply has sired twins, in a double delight for the community whose numbers have been dwindling over the years. A community veteran confirmed the new additions — a girl and a boy. “Last week, a Parsi woman from Mumbai gave birth to twins and the entire community is delighted. It is something incredible considering the fast-dwindling population,” Dadi E. Mistry, a member of the National Commission for Minorities, told The Telegraph. So excited are Parsis that they are…
  • Nosh Mistry: Into Zanskar–The Ladakh Less Travelled

    arZan
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Nosh Mistry points us to a fantastic video of his motorcycling trip in remote Zanskar in Ladakh, Kashmir, India. Nosh writes “…..About the trip itself, it was absolutely unplanned. I wanted to visit Phuktal monestary in the Zanskar, I was in India as we were dispersing the ashes of our 20 month old son whom we lost in a tragic accident in January. But life has a momentum of its own. Somethings are best unplanned. Just got told by an uncle that he has been planning a trip to Ladakh since the price of diesel was Rs. 26.72.  Now it is Rs. 61.79 and he is still planning. Hopefully we can go…
  • Defunct Tower of Silence lives on in the heart of an Andheri residential colony

    arZan
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    The article has an UPDATE since it was first published. Read below At Malabar Hill, the Parsi Towers of Silence are shrouded in mystery— and thick foliage — with few community members ever spying the stone walls of the seven ‘dokhmas’ or roofless towers where the community’s dead are laid to rest. Article by Nergish Sunavala | Times of India However in Andheri’s Salsette Parsis Association Colony, six-storey residential structures form a tight arc around a defunct dokhma. Children swing and slide just a few feet away and plans are underway to create a grassy patch…
  • Buildings through the veteran lens

    arZan
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    Catch the last day of photographer Aspi Patel’s show, Architecture Beyond Platitude, at the Jehangir Art Gallery, where he captures graphical patterns in architecture from across the world Article By Hassan M Kamal | Mid-Day Led by a strong desire to look for the extraordinary in the ordinary, 63-year-old photographer Aspi Patel has created a set of visuals that establishes why it’s important to look at architecture as more than just a cluster of mortar and steel. Some of the photographs that capture architecture from across the world Titled Architecture Beyond Platitude, the show offers…
 
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    HeadStart Network Foundation

  • 3D Printing @ Startup Saturday Kolkata, October 2014

    Team Headstart
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    Just after our very successful September 2014 event, which had speakers like Supreeta Singh (Head PR @ Park Hotel) & Navonil Das (aka Nil, from Dev R Nil), when we started planning the October Edition. We knew we had a very challenging task at hand. The event was to be organised on 11th October, just after the Durga Puja vacation. We anticipated that, most people would be on leave/vacation, making it tough to find attendees and speakers. So we started our work early, soon to be proved right. We were lacking logistics and few other components. It was 8th October and time was ticking…
  • Startup Saturday Jaipur- Sep 2014 Edition | Shared by Paresh

    Team Headstart
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:20 am
    The SS Jaipur September edition was yet another blockbuster event. Courtesy : the comfortable ride of uber cabs ,the welcoming crowd of 120 participants, the amicable environment of LNMIIT College and the Enlightening speeches by all mentors on theme “Student Start up – Why Start Up Early?”. We had 3 participating startups sharing their learning and experiences in the healthcare domain, one Product demo, one expert speaker and one investor. The session was houseful and was pleasantly surprising to see so many startups. First we had Mr.Ankit Saraswat from Freedo.com talking about his…
  • SSHYD – Sep 2014 Edition on Healthcare | Summary by Srikanth

    Team Headstart
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    The SSHyd September edition was yet another blockbuster event. The theme was “Mobile apps/wearables for Healthcare”. We had 6 participating startups sharing their learning and experiences in the healthcare domain, one Product demo, one expert speaker and one investor. The session was houseful and was pleasantly surprising to see so many startups from Hyderabad in healthcare sector. It is essential to note here that we could not even get in touch with a few known and well established startups due to lack of bandwidth. Just shows the kind of ecosystem the Hyderabad city is churning.
  • Headstart Startup Saturday across 12+cities – September 2014

    Team Headstart
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Headstart Startup Saturday September Edition is on September 13th 2014, back with an amazing line up topics and speakers across 12+ cities in India. Below is a gist. To RSVP, click here: http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/ Headstart Startup Saturday is a monthly meet held on second Saturday of every month across 12+ cities. It is a sharing and discussion platform and facilitates networking. It is attended by aspiring entrepreneurs, early stage startups and entrepreneurial community of a particular city. Thus, the attendees get an opportunity to demo/launch their services /products and…
  • Introductory session on “Importance of Entrepreneurs in Ecosystem” – Rajkot| 26th July 2014

    Team Headstart
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:32 pm
    We are happy to conduct our first introductory session in Rajkot on “Importance of Entrepreneurs in Ecosystem” in association with School of Management, RK University, Rajkot; under the aegis of K.S.Patel Centre for Gujarati Entrepreneurship on July 26th 2014. Schedule: Theme: Importance of Entrepreneurs in Ecosystem Date: 26th July 2014, Saturday Time: 1PM – 3PM Venue: Seminar Hall, School Of Management, R K University, Tramba, Rajkot (Transportation facility will be provided to participants from and to specific Points. Bus time is from 11:00am to 11:30am from specific…
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    Youth Ki Awaaz

  • One Small Action By Tax Payers Could Help Lift Millions of People Out Of Poverty

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    By Krishangi Singh: An equal society. How many times have we heard this phrase? We were taught about it in social science lectures. We discussed it in some economics class assignments too. Yet, do any of us remember really comprehending the gravity of this phrase? Raju, an eight-year-old son of an economically deprived family, leads a hopeful existence today. He goes to the nearest primary school each day, where he gets free books, free clothes and free mid-day meals under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan scheme. His healthcare checkups are regularly conducted through the school in the nearest…
  • Does The Foreign Affairs Ministry Really Not Know How A Child Is Conceived?

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    By Shivani Nag: In a case involving conflict regarding the Passport Authority’s refusal to include a child’s step father’s name in the passport, a judge wondered, ‘what in case of the unwed mothers’! A rational person may have responded saying that depending on whether the mother is staying with her partner or bringing up the child alone, or on any other relevant basis, she can ask for the ‘inclusion’ or ‘exclusion’ of the father’s name. This or any other response respecting the agency of the mother who has given birth to the child…
  • 7 Sci-fi Short Stories That Seem Disturbingly Real At Times

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    By Surangya Kaur: Science fiction is a genre which is often looked down upon as “lowbrow” literature; one which when shot to popularity was merely being cashed in on with poorly thought out pulp fiction. It is criticized as being dependent on space travel and faraway galaxies as a backdrop while having stories which could otherwise have been easily set on earth. We can choose to club all science fiction this way or we can think about C.S. Lewis’ argument defending it in his book An Experiment in Criticism where he notes that “books classified as “lowbrow”, such as…
  • India Ranks 114 Out Of 142 Countries In WEF’s Gender Gap Report, Here Are Some More Shocking Facts!

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:06 am
    By Debamita Samajdar: “A quota leads to action. Action leads to training” – Carlos Ghosn, C.E.O of Renault-Nissan alliance. This view was echoed by the speakers at the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, where, apart from ‘promotion of women’s leadership roles’ which seemingly ‘boosts business profits’ and aims at ‘creating environments more conducive to women’s input as it makes good sense from the perspective of business, politics and ethics’, stress was also given by all speakers alike on ‘setting Quotas and targets to include women’ which…
  • As J&K Gears Up For Assembly Elections, Here Are 4 Important Things That You Need To Know

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    By Sourabh Harihar: While the dust is still settling on recent elections in two states, the Election Commission has announced a five-phase election for the states of Jharkhand and Jammu-Kashmir. While the eastern counterpart, Bihar, has its own share of political drama, it is elections in the northernmost state of India that are grabbing headlines. In this light, it is essential to get some facts straight about the elections in J&K: Picture Credits: sandeepachetan.com travel photography 1. Unlike other states of India, members of the J&K assembly are elected for a six year term as…
 
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    Indian Television

  • Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai – New Serial On Vijay TV

    Indian Television
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Tamil Serial – Starting From 3rd November 2014 at 7.00 P.M Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Star Vijay is brazing up to lift the bar in the fiction front with the launch of its new serial “Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai” at 1900 hrs during the weekdays (Monday to Friday) in place of “Mahabaratham”. After having succeeded in mega-series like ‘Saravanan Meenakshi’, ‘Andal Azhagar’, Pudhu Kavithai’, ‘Office’, ‘Deivam Thantha Veedu’, Vijay TV is launching yet another romantic family drama series titled “Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai” a…
  • Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Cast and Crew, Story and Other Details

    Indian Television
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Cast Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Cast Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai is a remake of the popular serial on Star Plus titled ‘Ye Hai Mahobbatein’. Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Serial Story – “Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai” based on love, hurt, human emotions and family values. Priya Unnikrishnan is a loving and caring person whose warm and understanding nature makes her lovable by everyone. She is a ‘Keralite’ and has spent most of her life in Chennai with her parents and is a dentist by profession. She enjoys working in her own clinic and especially…
  • Katheyalla Jeevana Season 2 On Suvarana TV – From 1 November 2014 at 8 P.M

    Indian Television
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    Katheyalla Jeevana Season 2 Katheyalla Jeevana Season 2 Host is Jayamala Katheyalla Jeevana Season 2 After the phenomenal success of the first season of “Katheyalla Jeevana” the Star Netwok`s Kannada General Entertainment Channel “Suvarna” has announced the launch of its second season. The unique talk show will bring the various real life stories that are not only enthralling but also connect with the audience. This season will highlight the success stories of people and how they have emerged the difficulties in their life. Hence the second season of Katheyalla Jeevan will inspire the…
  • Mahabharatam Tamil Reaches Its Climax On Vijay TV

    Indian Television
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Vijay TV Will Telecast The Climax Episode Of Mahabharatam Tamil On 30th October 2014 Mahabharatam Tamil The epic story of Mahabharatam which was launched on Vijay TV in October 2013 has become one of the most favorites of Tamil audience. The serial has been receiving raving appreciation for the grandeur production and the classic Tamil pronounced by the characters in the serial. Great pains have been taken to narrate this story with utmost care. The narration of the story had begun from the foremost ancestor of the epic Shantanu-Satyavathy and the sacrifice of Bhismar. The lead characters of…
  • MTV Fanaah Season 2 – Saturday, 25th October at 7 P.M on MTV

    Indian Television
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    MTV Fanaah Season 2 MTV Returns with MTV Fanaah Season 2 – Impossible Love Story MTV Fanaah Season 2 Get ready to witness an all new season of MTV Fanaah, with actors Karan Kundra and Chetna Pandey in exciting new looks. Joining them would be Ayaz Ahmed, Scarlet Rose, Meghna Naidu and many others. Witness the blossoming of love in the unlikeliest of circumstances as the story moves to the present day and is set in a medical school. MTV Fanaah returns to tell a story of impossible love and the battle to win over it. MTV Fanaah Watch MTV Fanaah 2 on Saturday, 25th October at 7pm only on…
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    NextBigWhat

  • MakeMyTrip App Stats : Apps Are Driving Last-Minute Bookings [bigMobility]

    NextBigWhat
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:22 am
    MakeMyTrip app recently crossed 4 million dowloads (across all the app stores) and here are some interesting stats that the company has shared. 24% of Flight-bookings on mobile app are for same-day or next-day travel (compared to 17% on Web) 49% of Flight-bookings on app are for travel in next 7 days (compared to 43% on Web) 52% of Domestic-Hotel bookings on Mobile are made 0-1 day before travel (compared to 27% on Web) 4 and 5 Star hotels contribute to 58% of International Hotel bookings on mobile apps, (compared to 55% on Web) Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Chandigarh contribute the highest…
  • Ready-to-Cook Food Manufacturer ID Fresh Foods Secure INR 35 Crore Investment From Helion Ventures

    Sivaprasad Nair
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Bangalore based maker of ready-to-cook food products, ID Fresh Foods, have secured an investment of Rs 35 Crores from VC firm Helion Ventures. ID Fresh Foods who are the makers of idly batter, chutneys and semi-cooked parottas and chapattis currently sell their products worth Rs 7 Crore every day in Chennai , Hyderabad, Mumbai, Mangalore, Mysore and Dubai. The fund will be utilized to scale up to 30 varieties of ID food products and be operational in 30 cities in the next five years.  To cater to the Indian diasporas, ID is also planning to start exporting food products to foreign markets in…
  • Sequoia Takes The Zoomcar Ride. Invests $8mn.

    NextBigWhat
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:26 pm
    And while we are talking whether car ownership in India is all set to change, self-drive-only car company, Zoomcar has raised $8mn from Sequoia Capital.  The car rental company started in Bangalore in February 2013, with 7 vehicles at 1 location.  It now has over 250 cars at about 40 locations across Bangalore and Pune, with plans to expand to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Goa, as well as other cities in India. Zoomcar is unusual in the Indian car-rental space because it allows customers to drive themselves. Over 95% of the industry is chauffeur-driven, and what…
  • Airtel : Voice ARPU Declines; Data ARPU Grows By 8%

    NextBigWhat
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Airtel has reported a jump of 8% in data revenues for the quarter ending Sep 30th. Mobile voice realisation in India improved to 37.69p per minute (up 0.90p Y-o-Y). Mobile Data revenue at Rs 1,805 crore registered a growth of 73.8% Y-o-Y in India, uplifted by increase in data customer base by 43.0% and higher usage per customer by 31.2%. Mobile data revenues contributed to 14.5% of Mobile India revenues vis-à-vis 9.4% in the corresponding quarter last year. Quarterly ARPU and Data Usage Mobile Services : Rs. 198 Voice ARPU : Rs. 158 (decline of 5% from the last quarter). Data ARPU…
  • This Startup Is Rethinking Culture Code : No Office, No Boss, No Email.

    Guest Author
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    The New New Office Culture [Editorial notes : The new age startups are rethinking work culture. Right from Buffer's transparency to '4-days week working culture' by some.  Entrepreneur Hernán Amiune shares the new new work culture he is setting up at his startup.] The main reason is because the most important way to reach the best efficiency possible is allowing us to work without a boss, only 4 days a week and spend 50% more of our time with our families. Each of these 3 factors working altogether in an office communicating mainly by e-mails and being constantly interrupted by meetings…
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    celestri.org

  • 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…
  • Rebooting the Computer Platform

    Manish
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Wintel has been dominating desktop computers since the early 80’s. Never heard of Wintel? Wintel = Windows + Intel. The combination of software from Microsoft and the CPU from Intel powered the desktop computer revolution. The saying used to be, what Intel giveth (in increased computing power), Windows taketh (their crappy software would slow down the computer). Here we are in 2014 and people are still using Windows XP and when they download something, they have no clue where the file is. You almost need a PhD in forensic science to find the file. No matter what Windows does, it just…
  • A Decade of Blogging

    Manish
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Yes, it’s been 520 weeks since I started blogging at celestri.org. What is more surprising is growing up I HATED to write. Back in grade school if I had to write a book report, I would have rather been cut by 1,000 paper cuts then write one word about My Friend Flicka. Somewhere along the way I got into the groove of writing and here I am 128,000 words and 468 blog posts later. Which averages out to about a blog post every 8 days, over the past 2-3 years I’ve slowed down to a blog post every month…focusing on quality over quantity. What started out as a way to share my…
 
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    Tamil Brahmins

  • Sri Kamakhya Temple: Story Of A Bleeding Devi

    P.J.
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    *Sri Kamakhya Temple: Story Of A Bleeding Devi * Image: http://www.nativeplanet.com/photos/big/2013/10/_13826172410.jpg Image:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • This film is said to be made based on real story took place in Lebanon

    P.J.
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    This film is said to be made based on real story took place in Lebanon A short film based on real story took place in Lebanon - Malomaat... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why tamils have problems when they are settled outside tamilnadu?

    GOPI.S
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Many of the cities of India have people from other parts of the country; most of them may not speak the local language. For example, CHENNAI has a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Govt's question for unwed mother applying for child's passport

    P.J.
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    *Govt's question for unwed mother applying for child's passport * Unwed mothers will now have to declare how they conceived their child while... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Arulmigu Sri Masani Amman Temple

    P.J.
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    * Arulmigu Sri Masani Amman Temple * Image: http://www.swasthiktv.com/media/k2/items/cache/34649abc993982b197aa9a6210af69ed_L.jpg Arulmigu... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 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…
  • The Thousand Names

    Raj
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each one, beautifully juxtaposed, like a garland of scented flowers; ebbing and flowing, in a rhythm like a mountain river, penned with deep love, kindling love and devotion, the thousand names not enough to describe the infinite attributes of the Radiant One! Chanted and heard by millions and millions in the timeless, recurring cycles of manifestation and dissolution of the yugas. As the white light dispersing from a prism forms a rainbow; the Names, a constant reminder of the underlying presence of Divinity in this colorful, pulsating, Universe. As the rainbow gets recomposed and merges…
  • Timeless Principles of Leadership

    Raj
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    I wrote this article for the Indore Management Associations journal’s Commemorative issue published in Jan 2011. Haven’t been able to find a online issue of the same and I thought I will reproduce my article out here. It is pretty long, so you have been warned. There is a consensus amongst thought leaders, that today’s management and leadership principles were not developed to cope with the rapid pace of changes we are seeing in our workplaces. The unremitting pace of work, the need to respond to emails urgently, the blurring of lines between work time and leisure time, the…
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  • New Members On-board

    Shokinder Goyla
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Alejandro Bernabé has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer at Kempinski Hotels. Aged 44, Bernabé is a Kempinski success story and has been groomed for senior management over the course of 16 years with the company. He is known for his practical, hands-on experience in city and resort hotels, and an inspirational and rigorous management style.  On the other hand, Markus Semer was promoted to Deputy CEO in October 2014, having served as a member of the management board of Kempinski AG and a member of the Board of Directors of Kempinski Hotels SA since 2008. Also, Marcus van der…
  • Kempinski Brings New Members On-board

    Shokinder Goyla
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Alejandro Bernabé has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer at Kempinski Hotels. Aged 44, Bernabé is a Kempinski success story and has been groomed for senior management over the course of 16 years with the company. He is known for his practical, hands-on experience in city and resort hotels, and an inspirational and rigorous management style.  On the other hand, Markus Semer was promoted to Deputy CEO in October 2014, having served as a member of the management board of Kempinski AG and a member of the Board of Directors of Kempinski Hotels SA since 2008. Also, Marcus van der…
  • From Nov 1, ATM Use Over 5 Times/month To Attract Fee

    Nandini Sanyal
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Using ATMs to withdraw money or for other purposes like balance enquiry beyond five times in a month will attract a levy of Rs 20 per transaction from tomorrow.As per the Reserve Bank's new guidelines that comes into force from tomorrow, bank customers in six metros-- Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore-- are allowed to withdraw money and/or carry out non-financial transactions like mini-statements at ATMs of banks, where they hold saving/current accounts, free of charge only five times a month.Every transaction beyond this threshold will be charged Rs 20 per use.Besides,…
  • Small Steps For Big Dreams

    Nandini Sanyal
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    If you have dreams in your life that you are willing to accomplish, there is no running away from taking small but steady steps in the right direction. On our journey to fulfill these dreams, it is important to keep in mind that we are all different from one another germinating different needs and desires within us. Therefore, a financial plan that worked for someone may or may not work for you. The right way to go about building your wealth is to create your own financial plan aligned with your future goals. For the same reason, when investing in mutual funds, rather than going by hearsay or…
  • Double whammy: Slow Core Growth & High Fiscal Deficit

    Nandini Sanyal
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Despite the market euphoria, economic data continued to be gloomy on Friday (31 October) as growth of the eight core industries plummeted to 1.9 per cent in September, the slowest pace in eight months, against 9 per cent in the same month last year due to fall in output of crude oil, natural gas, refinery products and fertiliser.The weak industrial data only dealt a double whammy to a serious fiscal situation as India's fiscal deficit reached nearly 83 per cent of its full-year target in the first half of the year, giving the government a tough job meeting its budget target even with help…
 
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    Mumbai Ready Reckoner

  • Butterfly Identification Workshop November 14 - November 15

    sam
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Butterfly Workshop15th–16th Nov (Sat & Sun)Learn about these flying jewels and how to photograph them in a two-day workshop conducted by Mr. Isaac Kehimkar a renowned butterfly expert and author of “The Book of Indian Butterflies”. The workshop will consist of :Highlights of the Workshop▪Audio-Visual talk by Mr. Kehimkar▪Talk on how to make a butterfly garden on your window sill.▪Demonstration of preserved specimens from the BNHS Collection.▪Field excursion (16th Nov) to Ovalekar Wadi▪Tips on Photographing Butterflies▪Study MaterialWorkshop Charges: Rs. 2,300/- for…
  • The Bandra Wine Tasting Festival Nov. 15,16 2014

    sam
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Festival DatesSaturday, Nov. 15, 2014Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014Festival opening hours12:00 noon to 10:00 pm12:00 noon to 10:00 pmVenueD’ Monte Park Recreation Centre,Perry Road, Bandra, Mumbai 400 050http://www.bandrawinefestival.in/visitor-info.phpHere's how to participate in the grape stomp contest.1. Each team consists of 4 adults.2. Buy 4 Tasting Passes. 10% discount till 31st Oct. Click on offer below.3. Register for the contest on this page http://www.bandrawinefestival.in/stomp-rules.php4. Contest start time 1pm on Saturday Nov. 15.Note: If want to register on event day, there will be a…
  • Poetry Tuesday 38 @ Starbucks , Viviana Mall, Thane Tuesday, November 4

    sam
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    A new November comes with its own lot of surprises! For one, we are moving to a new venue - Starbucks Cafe, Viviana Mall!Poetry Tuesdays is a gathering of writers, poets, musicians, artists from around the city, who bring in their original works to recite/show to a receptive audience.Like every time, you can write on anything you wish, in any language! English, Marathi, Hindi, Gujrati, Telugu, Kashmiri, Urdu, French, Zulu, Tagalog, whichever! Keep your excuses in the office and just come! This is not a competition and there are no judges!That’s it! See you on the Tuesday :DMaxmeet –…
  • Tall Tales Storytelling @ Studio X Mumbai Saturday, November 22

    sam
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Tall Tales presents non-fiction, first-person, true stories told live by the people who lived them. It's a 7:00 start and the doors open at 6:30 - Rs. 400 for entry.Note: This is an encore performance of the October 18th show at the Barking Deer.Tickets only sold at the door so come early.The event will be held at Studio X- on the 4th floor of Kitab Mahal. Studio X is located very close to Excelsior Cinema in Fort, just south of VT Station and McDonald's. Studio X is in the same building that houses the Indo-American Society. Take the elevator as high as it goes then walk up one more floor.
  • ARTISTIC CLAY MOULDING WORKSHOP Sunday, November 16

    sam
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    clay modelling is one of the most ancient and fundamental of crafts, basically unchanged throughout thousands of years of human history. The action of forming a lump of clay with your hands into an artifact for pleasure or need, is about as elemental as it gets...!!!Designed for anyone with an interest in and enthusiasm for the craft . You will develop a number of different skills enabling you to make decorative objects..!!.Here is what you will learn in clay modeling workshop:-1.Various methods of working with clay2.Exercises for developing your clay handling skills3.Modeling animals,…
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  • 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…
  • An Open Letter to Priyanka Gandhi

    amreekandesi
    29 Apr 2014 | 1:52 am
    Dear Mrs Vadra, You are amazing. Just look at you. That nice cotton saree. Glowing complexion. Skin so white that you could be in a Fair and Lovely ad. You’re like Indira ji reborn as a Fab India dressed angel out to save India from evil communal forces. You’ve taken on the big bad man, and how. The whole nation is revitalized. Your party is revitalized. I feel so revitalized that I have stopped taking my Revital. And thanks to you, we no longer have to listen to your brother make a mess of the art of public speaking. [On that note, it may be time to enroll him in a Toastmasters program.
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    The India Investment Post (earlier india.advantages.us)

  • India Morning Report: Life is but waiting at another peak

    zyakaira
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    And probably just waiting for the sun to go down, another trek to 8200 completed as the Economy still has no redeeming inflows of great import and results above expectations from ICICI Bank were not really too great esp in linked quarter terms while on year comparisons brought in a 15% growth in net profit and an improvement in net margin One ‘redeeming’ feature of yesterday’s rally was the coming out of ITC and Bharti from the near term consolidation zone around 350. IDFC in fact is the investment story of the day having operationalised the bank structure and survived an…
  • India Morning Report: It’s Inadvertent, Indescribably inscrutable and a continuing interregnum yet

    zyakaira
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:08 pm
    That means the benefits of having a Modi government for the next 20 years are already showing on RSS, Gujarat and yet not visible if coincident on the larger economy, leaving me puzzled why the markets jumped like they did on Wednesday. Regardless, we’d much rather wait for another Happy Thursday with ICICI Bank, IDFC and Yes Bank reporting thru the day today for September 2014, a good six months for all 3, for the banks because they come out of a growth rut as industry leaders with credit growth in below double digits in August and September and for IDFC as it drills down to its lower…
  • India Morning Report: A Bond catch up makes yields 8.3% on the 10 year bond

    zyakaira
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    Interest rates keep falling allowing banks to reduce interest rates on deposits with the liquidity situation easing. Any rate cuts in the RBI repo rate can be in contention only after the banking system starts cutting lending rates and the MSF corridor reverts on the lower side between the 7.5% repo rate and the MSF rate of 8%. However, stock markets buoyed by the value correction witnessed on Monday ( and a partial resolution of the quandary proposed by us in the Monday report) SBM is announcing results this afternoon as we update late today stating a change in focus ( like it was…
  • India Morning Report: Nifty above 8000, Banknifty ready to fall already?

    zyakaira
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    At 16500, any move in the Banknifty after the muhurat weekend in the new year, is likely to be downward adjusting for the market and given that markets have prima facie been using the last two weeks to complain of the overt existence of only banking and financial memes in the coming recovery and thence stock rally, it is unlikely that existing weighings of other index heavyweights will improve any better but yet there is no possibility in financial stocks taking the rally from these index highs and would need a correction in atleast the secular PSU Bank contribution (to the index) That…
  • India Morning Report: Playfully yours, India Inc.

    zyakaira
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Happy Deepavali and a happy new year. It’s 2071 AD as most of you must have seen on a flash by on your TV screens. Heromoto has come out ahead, that is definitely newer this Deepavali with heavy duty bikes making a return with Bajaj Auto but the market much bigger for the smaller bikes and split vertically between Hero and Honda. But back to playing favorites and markets are way ahead just waiting and watching for growth pick up signs to come head first in the Banks and non Banking companies, HDFC Bank proving it as simple as pie and Kotak following in its steps today when it announces…
 
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    TradingWala

  • I Forecast First, Goldman Sachs & Others Later!

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    I Forecast First, Goldman Sachs & Others Later! is a post from: TradingWala which is a trading blog on technical analysis and trading strategies of stocks, commodities & forex in Indian and... Join me for free newsletters and don't miss a single trading strategy!!!
  • New Posts on Trading Strategies SOON!

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    New Posts on Trading Strategies SOON! is a post from: TradingWala which is a trading blog on technical analysis and trading strategies of stocks, commodities & forex in Indian and Global market New... Join me for free newsletters and don't miss a single trading strategy!!!
  • Who Will Get The Banking Licenses By The RBI?

    admin
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Who Will Get The Banking Licenses By The RBI? is a post from: TradingWala which is a trading blog on technical analysis and trading strategies of stocks, commodities & forex in Indian and Global... Join me for free newsletters and don't miss a single trading strategy!!!
  • How To Trade EURUSD?

    admin
    25 Jan 2014 | 12:19 pm
    How To Trade EURUSD? is a post from: TradingWala which is a trading blog on technical analysis and trading strategies of stocks, commodities & forex in Indian and Global market How To Trade EURUSD?... Join me for free newsletters and don't miss a single trading strategy!!!
  • Short Term SELL Trade In Copper

    admin
    4 Nov 2013 | 10:39 am
    Short Term SELL Trade In Copper is a post from: TradingWala which is a trading blog on technical analysis and trading strategies of stocks, commodities & forex in Indian and Global market Short Term... Join me for free newsletters and don't miss a single trading strategy!!!
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    Reflections

  • Women...Wives... and Men!

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    This is the 14th article in the culture seriesA business meeting - and a pointed comment or observation by a business person {well, ok - a man} that deserves a mention... "Men will look for 6000 - 8000 Rs Phones for their wives, but go for a 50000 value super premium for themselves". This was a comment that left us listeners momentarily stunned, but in total agreement.... I recounted this to my wife, who also agreed wholeheartedly. In itself, it is a perfectly innocuous comment; a simple observation of male attitude, intermingled with the Indian reality that in most cases, the male is…
  • Do We Really Want Change - 3: The Hard Reality

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    This is the 3rd part of the articles : 1) Do We Really Want Change2) Our Cultural History Of ToleranceIn the first part, we looked at our gullibility, and our tendency fawning & hero-worship of personalities, juxtaposed against our real problems. In the second part, we took a look at our history of tolerance and diversity, compared to our modern day habit of rising intolerance & impatience. In the 3rd and concluding part of this mini-series, I shall attempt to put it all together and get a glimpse of the direction we are inIn order that we do the above, it is critical…
  • A Different Diwali Greeting...

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    क्यों न मनाएं दीप पर्व संस्कार की रंगोली सजे, आस्था की पूजा हो, प्रेम की फुलझड़ियां जलें, ज्ञान का वंदनवार हो, सौभाग्य के द्वार खुले, प्रेरणा के चौक-मांडने पूरें, संकल्प का श्रीफल हो, शुभ की जगह लिखें…
  • India, Pakistan and The West

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    India and the Pakistan problem... I have been hearing a lot on the streets from people - the final solution, or words to that effect. We Indians are now getting tired of the constant violence. It is a common strand of discussion here among normal civilian citizens- let us finish Pakistan once and for all. Ek Jung- one war, end it all. Aar yaa paar ki jung. A last fight to the bloody finish with Pakistan.Or, it is a fervent advise to the Government  that we should be more assertive militarily, and strike the terror outfits operating from within Pakistan, or statements to that…
  • Do We Really Want Change {Part-2} : Our Cultural History Of Tolerance

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    This is the 4th article in the reality series, and is the second part of the article Do We Really Want Change?The sad reality of growing intolerance is readily seen in Modern India in any number of facets of Modern Life. While it can be argued, and argued with conviction that intolerance is a fact of Modern Life regardless of nationality, the fact remains that this is a truism in India - a nation known not for intolerance, but for  the exact opposite. And that is what makes it an especially sad reality. While the divides that pervade modern life in India are a subject…
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    NewsYaps

  • Asian and Commonwealth Games squash medallists feted

    Team NewsYaps
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Image Courtesy: indiaatsports.in Chennai: Gold medallists at the Asian and Commonwealth Games and other medallists as also the fresh Arjuna Award winner Anaka Alankamony were felicitated here Friday by the Squash Rackets Federation of India. Barring Saurav Ghosal, Alankamony and Mahesh Mangaonkar, the rest – Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa, Aparajitha Balamurukan, Harinderpal Sandhu, Kush Kumar – were present to receive a plaque each from the day’s chief guest V.K. Jeyakodi, member secretary, Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu. The big moments in Indian squash in…
  • Too many foreigners won’t help ISL develop football in India: Zico

    Team NewsYaps
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Image Courtesy: foxsports.com Fatorda, Goa: Too many foreigners in the starting 11 won’t help Indian Super League’s (ISL) cause of developing football in the country, said Brazilian legend and FC Goa coach Zico. Zico said the inaugural edition of the ISL is stipulated to have a minimum of five Indians on the field during a match. All teams are utilising this rule to field six foreigners which is defeating the purpose for which the tournament was conceptualised, he said. “I think the difference with Japan was that they didn’t bring in too many foreign players. In my…
  • Virgin Galactic’s spaceship ends in fatal crash during test flight in California

    Team NewsYaps
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    A piece of debris is seen near the scene of the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo near Cantil, California October 31, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Mojave, California: A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the Mojave Desert, 95 miles (150 km) north of Los Angeles, came days after…
  • Ebola death toll rises, fewer cases in Guinea than thought: WHO

    Team NewsYaps
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    A car drives past a public health advertisement against the Ebola virus in Monrovia October 8, 2014. REUTERS/James Giahyue Geneva: The Ebola epidemic has killed 4,951 people out of 13,567 infected in eight countries, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, slightly revising downwards its figures for cases mainly due to “suspected cases in Guinea being discarded”. The toll reflects a rise of 31 deaths since the United Nations agency reported its previous figures on Wednesday, while the number of overall cases fell by 136. “Of the eight Guinean and Liberian districts…
  • Italy to end sea rescue mission that saved 100,000 migrants

    Team NewsYaps
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    A crew member of Italy’s Navy ship San Giorgio watches the sunshine during a patrol in open international waters in the Mediterranean Sea between the Italian and the Libyan coasts May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino/Files Rome: Italy said on Friday it would close a sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of more than 100,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East, a move one rights group warned could lead to a “surge of deaths” in the Mediterranean. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said the Mare Nostrum or “Our Sea” mission would end to make way for a…
 
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    India Real Time

  • Man Arrested for Gay Sex in India

    Dhanya Ann Thoppil
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    The arrest is believed to be one of the first since gay sex was recriminalized last year.
  • Is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Eclipsing Indira Gandhi?

    Aditi Malhotra and Joanna Sugden
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    On the 30th anniversary of Indira Gandhi's assassination, when you might have expected the commemorations of the leader to be particularly full-bodied, the specter of Mrs. Gandhi appeared diminished.
  • How Good Is India’s First Wi-Fi-Enabled Train Station?

    Dhanya Ann Thoppil
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    India has its first Wi-Fi-enabled railway station, appropriately located in the country’s tech capital, Bangalore. We went to the southern city’s central railway station to see how good the service, still in its pilot stage, is.
  • India’s ‘Black Money’ -The Short Answer

    Saurabh Chaturvedi
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Indian media this week has been abuzz with the term “black money”, but what exactly is it?
  • Sequoia Leads $8 Million Funding in Vehicle-Rental Startup in India

    R. Jai Krishna
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Sequoia Capital has invested $8 million in Zoomcar, an Indian vehicle-rental startup, along with other investors. While small in value, the deal is the latest sign of investors’ growing appetite for startups focused on urban transportation needs in emerging markets.
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    Indian brand strategy

  • 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 […]
  • Why airlines need to introduce a baggage share program…

    doc
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
      A recent discussion with a Indigo Airline check in crew sparked an idea in my head. The lady at the desk had an issue with my hand baggage being 7.1 Kgs while the permitted limit was 7. Now I did not have a check in baggage and she wanted me to check it in. […]
 
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    The American Bazaar

  • Apartment at Tata-owned Pierre hotel in New York put out for $500,000 a month rental, but can’t beat price in Beverly Hills

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Most expensive rental property in the US is in California. By The American Bazaar Staff NEW YORK: A spacious apartment in the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces of India owned property the Pierre Hotel, facing Central Park in Manhattan on Fifth Avenue, is being touted as the most expensive rental property in New York City, at a princely price of a half million dollars a month. A view of The Pierre from Central Park. Photo credit: Taj Hotels Resources and Palaces The hotel, which hosted the prime minister of India Narendra Modi at a grand reception in September, has put up the apartment on the…
  • Bipasha Basu’s horror show – a Halloween treat

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Sexy actress is having a tough time of late, but her sense of humor is intact. By The American Bazaar Staff WASHINGTON, DC: The sexy Indian actress Bipasha Basu, 35, sure has a great sense of humor: while other actresses try to look their attractive and demure best in photos that appear online, the Bengali beauty has put up a spooky photo of herself through Instagram which she also tweeted, in the spirit of Halloween. It seems though like Basu is still not over the 3D horror movie by Vikram Bhatt, titled Creature 3D, a poster of which graces her twitter account too. The film had proved to be…
  • Indian American teenager from California Amit Dodani wins $25,000 Peace First Prize

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Dodani, 16, started My Name My Story. By The American Bazaar Staff WASHINGTON, DC: An Indian American teenager from California is among five recipients of the 2nd annual Peace First Prize, which celebrates young leaders from the ages of 8-22 years who make social change in their communities. Amit dodani Amit Dodani, 16, West Hills, California, will receive a 2-year, $25,000 Fellowship to further his peacemaking work from the nonprofit organization Peace First, dedicated to creating the next generation of peacemakers. Dodani’s organization My Name My Story (http://www.mynamemystory.org/)…
  • 2 Indians arrested in $5.8 million Green Dot debit card scam that has targeted H-1B and H4 visa holders

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Gang includes members in India also. By The American Bazaar Staff NEW YORK: Two Indians from Philadelphia were arrested for allegedly conspiring to extort victims to load prepaid debit cards with funds that were stolen as part of the scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman has announced. Special agents of the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested Alpeshkumar Patel, 30, and Vijaykumar Patel, 39, of Philadelphia at Vijaykumar Patel’s home on a complaint charging them with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The duo are not related. From…
  • Bhopal – A Prayer for Rain: unfolding the most lethal industrial tragedy and an inquisition of Warren Anderson

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Film makes worldwide commercial premiere in New York City. By Sujeet Rajan NEW YORK: The much awaited film on the terrible Bhopal gas tragedy that took place almost 30 years ago, Bhopal – A Prayer for Rain, written and directed by Ravi Kumar, will make its worldwide commercial premiere in Manhattan on November 7th, a month ahead of its release in theaters in India, on December 5th. Actor Martin Sheen as Warrren Anderson Based on the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, which killed more than 10,000 people, permanently disabled at least 40,000 people, and continues to haunt the city in Madhya Pradesh…
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    India's Endangered

  • 246 Species of Butterflies at Periyar Tiger Reserve

    Atula Gupta
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala, India is a notable tiger reserve as well as an elephant reserve. A recent survey, however has shown that the protected forest area rich in biodiversity is also home to 246 species of butterflies, proving once again that protecting a tiger’s territory helps conserve a number of species including the ...Read the Rest
  • Open Wells Claim Lives of Two Lion Cubs in Gujarat

    Ramya Naresh
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    As a child, listening to the Panchatantra tale of the lion and the rabbit, I was quite impressed by the clever rabbit which outwitted the greedy lion and tricked it into jumping into a well. Today, however, I realize the importance of each and every species that exist in nature and their contribution to diversity ...Read the Rest
  • Migratory Birds Begin Arriving at Chilika Lake

    Atula Gupta
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    The largest inland saltwater lake in Asia, Chilika Lake of Odisha is playing winter host once again to thousands of migratory birds from Siberia, Iraq, Afghanistan and other nations beyond the Himalayan mountain ranges. The first flock of over 10,000 birds arrived in the eastern Indian state in the past few weeks. Image via cc/Flickr ...Read the Rest
  • Sanctuary Watch: Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Santuary, Assam

    Shilpi Gemawat
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
    A fortnightly focus on one of the many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of India Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, erstwhile known as Hollongapar Reserve Forest is so named after the major species of trees found here, Hollong (Dipterocarpus macrocarpus) which form the ideal habitat for the only apes found in India, the endangered ...Read the Rest
  • £1m Project Launched to save the Royal Bengal Tiger in India

    Shilpi Gemawat
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    India is one of last remaining abodes of the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger. Only 1706 of this big cat survive in India which means there is just one tiger for every 7, 62,016 people. However, the growing human population has also increased the constant encounters of the wild predator and humans giving rise to frequent ...Read the Rest
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    Real Estate News

  • 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 ...
  • 5 Major Luxury apartments in the Heart of the Bangalore

    admin
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    5 Major Luxury apartments in the Heart of the Silicon Valley of India “Home is indeed a paradise” Every single individual in Bangalore dreams of owning a dream house with a garden right outside the window. There are a number of realty developers who are offering a number of luxury apartments and villas to the ...
  • Bangalore’s realties more optimistic than ever

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    The fact of the matter is that Bangalore’s real estate prices have seen a ‘correction’ due to the stable rupee, more investor’s and a strong, growth oriented governance. The weakening of the rupee and the fall of interest rates has also led to a lot of NRI investment here. Prestige groups Irfan Razack, Chairman and ...
  • REITs – Real Estate Investors have a new alternative

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:21 pm
    No more delays! One can soon now buy an office space with a little amount just like possessing a portion give you a bite of a company. Mr. Arun Jaitely who is the finance minister smoothen the fashion for the stock marketplace in his initial financial plan as per the listing of the (REIT) which ...
  • Guidelines on wisely choosing the best Home Loan in India

    admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    As we all know that there are numerous numbers of home loan schemes available and one needs to be extremely cautious in selecting their choice of housing finance. One should always go for such home loans which have a lighter interest rate. There are a few important criteria which are to be considered are the ...
 
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    Indilens ! Insights of India

  • Deepika Padukone Pits Ranbir Kapoor Against Ranveer Singh?

    Mixi Babul
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Mumbai: Certain things really cracks us up. What amazes us more is the way things shape up without anyone doing anything intentionally. Deepika Padukone Pits Ranbir Kapoor Against Ranveer Singh? December 25, 2015 will be one such day if what some people are planning goes right. Deepika Padukone will hit the screens with her ex [...] The post Deepika Padukone Pits Ranbir Kapoor Against Ranveer Singh? appeared first on Indilens
  • Prime Minister’s conception of unity springs from the goal of the RSS to militarise Indian society

    Mixi Babul
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens New Delhi, Ajaz Ashraf(Scroll): Underlying the Modi government’s conception of National Unity Day are three defining principles, each designed to mould the national consciousness and alter political behaviour, and presaging a future grimmer than today. In choosing to observe the National Unity Day on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Modi government has [...] The post Prime Minister’s conception of unity springs from the goal of the RSS to militarise Indian society appeared first on Indilens
  • 70 Bajrang Dal supporters arrested during Assam bandh

    Mixi Babul
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Normal life was partially hit in Assam on Friday during a 12-hour state-wide bandh called by Bajrang Dal. Around 70 Bajrang Dal supporters were arrested from all over the state for allegedly trying to damage property during the bandh, police officers said. 70 Bajrang Dal supporters arrested during Assam bandh Guwahati Senior Superintendent of Police [...] The post 70 Bajrang Dal supporters arrested during Assam bandh appeared first on Indilens
  • Abhishek Bachchan excited about ongoing ISL

    Mixi Babul
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Abhishek Bachchan who owns the Indian Super League (ISL)’s Chennaiyin team will be taking two full months off after the release of Happy New Year to devote time to nurturing his team. Abhishek Bachchan excited about ongoing ISL The actor confirms, “The ISL is at a very crucial juncture and my team needs to be [...] The post Abhishek Bachchan excited about ongoing ISL appeared first on Indilens
  • Abhishek Bachchan excited about ongoing ISL

    Mixi Babul
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Abhishek Bachchan who owns the Indian Super League (ISL)’s Chennaiyin team will be taking two full months off after the release of Happy New Year to devote time to nurturing his team. Abhishek Bachchan excited about ongoing ISL The actor confirms, “The ISL is at a very crucial juncture and my team needs to be [...] The post Abhishek Bachchan excited about ongoing ISL appeared first on Indilens
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    Lahore Dispatch

  • Nokia market penetration in Pakistan

    Muhammad Irfan
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    The mobile industry, ever since its invention, has been constantly inventing and creating something new for its consumers. Today the definition of mobile has been broadened to include many other purposes than mere communication device. It is definitely smoother than all other electronic devices at home. Be it a toaster, television, remote, stereo system. Smart […]
  • Making peace with India is not an act of cowardice

    Muhammad Irfan
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    By  Ahson Saeed Hasan Too much has happened in the South Asia over the past few weeks. PM Sharif’s lackluster performance at the UN versus an awe-inspiring reception that his Indian counterpart, Nirendra Modi, received during his recent visit to New York and Washington DC, the seemingly never-ending conflict over Kashmir and finally Malala Yusafzai […]
  • BISE Lahore Board Intermediate Part 1 Result 2014

    Zahid Kramet
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    BISE Lahore Board Intermediate Part 1 result 2014 is announced. You can now check out your result on this page. BISE Lahore Board Inter Part 1 result 2014 Enter Roll No Thousands of students appeared in intermediate part 1 examinations this year. These students belong to F.A,F.Sc, I.C.S, I.Com and general science groups. BISE Lahore inter part […]
  • India Defeats Pakistan in Asian Games 2014 Hockey Final

    Muhammad Irfan
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    India has won Asian Games 2014 Hockey final by defeating Pakistan on penalty strokes. The match remained level with 1-1 score till the end of match time. When it came to penalty shoot-outs, Indian goal keeper seemed to play at front foot. He walked through the opponent quite rapidly keeping an eye on his moves […]
  • ‘Naya Pakistan’ scares me!

    Muhammad Irfan
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    By Ahson S. Hasan I was sipping my morning coffee the other day when an email showed up in my Inbox containing a video URL forwarded by a ‘Pakistan watcher’, as the lingo goes around the Washington Beltway. It showed the ‘booting off’, ‘downloading’, ‘off-loading’ of Rahman Malik from a PIA plane. I watched the […]
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    Anshul Gautam's

  • 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. :)
  • In love...

    Anshul Gautam
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    From the patches of scorn,You furbished a clean soul.In light of the goodness I wasn't aware of,You infused a healed life in me.The warmth of your embrace will linger,Till the time the sun shines And the moon cools the planet blue.I rejoice the cherished moments we spent together,In them I found love…
 
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    Ladies Bulletin

  • 5 home made hair packs-Indian hair care secrets to deal split ends

    swethadhaara
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Split ends are a very common hair problem every woman faces, no matter how much care is taken. They are caused due to various factors like excessive hair treatments, lack of proper diet, excessive shampooing and frequent exposure to pollution and sun. Any type of hair, be it short or long, or dry,oily or normal […]
  • Welcome food lovers!

    swethadhaara
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    Welcome, All the food lovers! Get to know the traditional recipes of Andhra! Feel the spice, savor the sweetness and linger the taste! Purely vegetarian , healthy and home made recipes since generations of the Telugu people! http://teluguvantillu.wordpress.com/  Get the recipes on facebook!
  • Health tip of the week

    swethadhaara
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    To improve digestion and get relief from burning sensation in the intestines, consume thrice a day this mixture: a spoon of raisins paste half spoon honey and half spoon sugar. Follow us @ www.facebook.com/LadiesBulletin
  • Alampur Jogulamba temple, Alampur

    swethadhaara
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
      Where is this temple? Located at Alampur town in Mahabubnagar and 27kms from Kurnool and 200 kms from Hyderabad. What is the specialty of this temple?   This is the fifth Sakthi peetha among the eighteen Sakthi peethas of Parvati devi. Located on the bank of Tungabhadra river at the meeting point of the holy Krishna […]
  • Quote of the week

    swethadhaara
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
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    Digital Insights Blog

  • Don’t make Social Media mistakes like these Brands!

    Harsh Ajmera
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    Social media in India has become the “in” place to connect with fans/followers and to advertise. But in order to get more and more followers some brands just keep doing things which has negative or no impact on their brand. There are some who are not aware of how things work on Social Media and some make mistakes unknowingly.Social media can be a boon or a bane it depends the way you handle this medium, the callous mistakes you make can really cost your brand its image, customers etc. Here are some of the most common mistakes that these brands are making on social media, which you can…
  • Isn’t this how you measure Social Media ROI?

    Priyanka Ravani
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Has somebody asked you this question before- What is the ROI of Social Media? Are you wondering how to measure the ROI of social selling? Its benefits? One thing we all can acknowledge is that, ROI is the king of the castle it plays a major contributing factor towards your strategy.There is a specter hanging over brands mind, if their Facebook is really driving sales? Is all the tweeting paying off? If they should set base on Instagram, LinkedIn? Is Google+ still for techies? Here we have tried to come up with a nice perceptive on what should be your ROI from Social Selling or Social…
  • 7 Chrome Extensions which make my life easier online

    Omkar Mishra
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    I spend around 8-10 hours on the internet every day, Part of it due to the nature of my job & the rest is there are just too many awesome things you cannot miss out to read on the Internet. I am sure, I am not the only one. In-fact according to a recent report, Americans spend 23 hours online per week on an average. That is almost 14% of their time in a week. Although, I spend much more time than that (being in the digital industry), People are becoming more engrossed surfing the internet/ social media than engaging offline.With this there comes a new challenge as how one can make the…
  • 5 ways to make your Google+ presence Stand Out!

    Harsh Ajmera
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Google+ is one of the most under-utilised social platform today! That’s what I believe, I have seen people struggling with traditional SEO practices, people who don’t believe that Google+ is not for techies and I recently met a guy in India who asked me ‘People really use Google+?‘ I wasn’t shocked with that statement but was in coma for a minute when he mentioned he heads a SEO company.Google+ is a mix platform, I see friends, followers, acquaintances, hangouts, videos, images, conversations, GIFs and so on. It’s like Facebook. Twitter. Tumblr. All at one…
  • Are you leveraging the power of Hashtags effectively?

    Harsh Ajmera
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Do you use Hashtags on social media? If not, it is time to incorporate in your strategy! Hashtags have become omnipresent in social media and consumers are only using them more (I must mention some of them use 100’s of hashtags in one post), regardless they still have tapped into these tagged topics.It has multiple benefits – Expands the reach of your content, amplifies your messages, targets your audiences, and many more such perks. Hashtags can be leveraged more strategically than just for simple searches. With the tips mentioned below will help you incorporate them in your social media…
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    Indian Television

  • Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai – New Serial On Vijay TV

    Indian Television
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Tamil Serial – Starting From 3rd November 2014 at 7.00 P.M Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Star Vijay is brazing up to lift the bar in the fiction front with the launch of its new serial “Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai” at 1900 hrs during the weekdays (Monday to Friday) in place of “Mahabaratham”. After having succeeded in mega-series like ‘Saravanan Meenakshi’, ‘Andal Azhagar’, Pudhu Kavithai’, ‘Office’, ‘Deivam Thantha Veedu’, Vijay TV is launching yet another romantic family drama series titled “Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai” a…
  • Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Cast and Crew, Story and Other Details

    Indian Television
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Cast Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Cast Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai is a remake of the popular serial on Star Plus titled ‘Ye Hai Mahobbatein’. Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai Serial Story – “Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai” based on love, hurt, human emotions and family values. Priya Unnikrishnan is a loving and caring person whose warm and understanding nature makes her lovable by everyone. She is a ‘Keralite’ and has spent most of her life in Chennai with her parents and is a dentist by profession. She enjoys working in her own clinic and especially…
  • Katheyalla Jeevana Season 2 On Suvarana TV – From 1 November 2014 at 8 P.M

    Indian Television
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    Katheyalla Jeevana Season 2 Katheyalla Jeevana Season 2 Host is Jayamala Katheyalla Jeevana Season 2 After the phenomenal success of the first season of “Katheyalla Jeevana” the Star Netwok`s Kannada General Entertainment Channel “Suvarna” has announced the launch of its second season. The unique talk show will bring the various real life stories that are not only enthralling but also connect with the audience. This season will highlight the success stories of people and how they have emerged the difficulties in their life. Hence the second season of Katheyalla Jeevan will inspire the…
  • Mahabharatam Tamil Reaches Its Climax On Vijay TV

    Indian Television
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Vijay TV Will Telecast The Climax Episode Of Mahabharatam Tamil On 30th October 2014 Mahabharatam Tamil The epic story of Mahabharatam which was launched on Vijay TV in October 2013 has become one of the most favorites of Tamil audience. The serial has been receiving raving appreciation for the grandeur production and the classic Tamil pronounced by the characters in the serial. Great pains have been taken to narrate this story with utmost care. The narration of the story had begun from the foremost ancestor of the epic Shantanu-Satyavathy and the sacrifice of Bhismar. The lead characters of…
  • MTV Fanaah Season 2 – Saturday, 25th October at 7 P.M on MTV

    Indian Television
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    MTV Fanaah Season 2 MTV Returns with MTV Fanaah Season 2 – Impossible Love Story MTV Fanaah Season 2 Get ready to witness an all new season of MTV Fanaah, with actors Karan Kundra and Chetna Pandey in exciting new looks. Joining them would be Ayaz Ahmed, Scarlet Rose, Meghna Naidu and many others. Witness the blossoming of love in the unlikeliest of circumstances as the story moves to the present day and is set in a medical school. MTV Fanaah returns to tell a story of impossible love and the battle to win over it. MTV Fanaah Watch MTV Fanaah 2 on Saturday, 25th October at 7pm only on…
 
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  • Modi to launch BJP's membership drive today

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch BJP's membership drive on November 1 with a target to increase its strength, party president Amit Shah said Friday.
  • Now, ATM use over 5 times in a month will attract fee

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Using ATMs to withdraw money or for other purposes like balance enquiry beyond five times in a month will attract a levy of Rs 20 per transaction from Satuday.
  • No plans for Modi-Sharif meeting at SAARC: India

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    India on Friday denied any plans for a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during the SAARC summit in Kathmandu.
  • Fadnavis promises transparent government

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    Promising a transparent administration, Maharashtra's new Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said his government will bring in a legislation for better delivery of services to the people.
  • After Gadkari, CM Fadnavis accused of riding without helmet

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    A complaint was filed today in a Pune court against Devendra Fadnavis, the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra, alleging that he had violated the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act by riding a two-wheeler without wearing a helmet during the Assembly elections campaign.
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    Indian Alerts

  • {{[*BEST*]}} Veterans day 2014 Quotes, Poems, Messages, English SMS For WhatsApp

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    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.Best Veterans day 2014 Quotes, Poems, Messages,Sayings :We sit around waiting for them…
  • 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…
  • Actress Samantha Scolds Popular Director

    9 Oct 2014 | 1:55 am
    Actress Samantha Scolds Director:Hot Actress Samantha always be in the news by her sensational Comments in twitter,and now again she is in controversy.Sam has scolded a Film Director directly on Twitter.Our Cute and Cool Buddy Samantha looses her cool and scolded  her director using the word Rascal & Pig.As per sources, She scolded a Director who had  irritated her by shooting the same scene again and again for more-than  half-an-hour.Samantha fully fed up with him and scolded him with the words 'Rascal, Pig and etc..but  she doesn't show it openly.This what actually…
  • Telugu Hero Aadi & Aruna Engagement Photos

    4 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Aadi and Aruna Engagement Photos,Hero Aadi Engagement Pics:Telugu Hero Aadi got Engaged with Rajahmundry girl Aruna,The engagement ceremony  took place in Rajahmundry  yesterday at 12.15 PM.Interestingly it is a  love cum arrange marriage,Aadi fall in love with aruna and  convinced there both families at last both get engaged and marriage will be  in the month of December.Hero Aadi Engagement Pics,imagesAadi with his Wife ArunaAruna currently pursuing B.Tech in her hometown and her dad Sobhanadri is a well known Lawyer in Rajahmundry.And Now Aadi is busy…
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  • Hello November: Amazing Facts About November

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Hello November Hello November, The new month comes with new hopes and new desires. Though, it's me who is not able to make up to the things, but a new 1 makes me enthrilled, all energized, make me... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    21 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    1001 Rama and 1001 Ramayana Somewhere I have read, that answers to all your questions lies in Ramayana. Though, at that point of time, these were just words for me. And I haven't really think of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gharwali Diwali - Diwali Nostalgia - Amma, Ladoo, and Chakkari

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    I was watching this beautiful Pepsi, gharwali diwali short film, and this made me remind of my gharwali diwali. When I used to celebrate the diwali, like no used to do, when everything was so simple,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Timeless Jokes Ageless Wisdom - A Book Review

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Timeless Jokes Ageless Wisdom - A Book Review How many times, it happened with you, that you read a joke, have a little laugh. And then, you forward it to someone else. Now think, you are going... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 37 Inspirational Quotes about Happiness

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Turn on the light. #1. Turn on the light. Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light. J. K. Rowling Don't Lose Happiness #2. Don't lose... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Should Badal Ever Be Trusted???

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    31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Dr. Amarjit Singh on : Should Badal Ever Be Trusted Due To His Shady & Treacherous Record A question was posed to Dr. Amarjit Singh on whether Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Badal should ever be trusted. Many Sikhs abroad consider Badal as a traitor of the Sikh Panth and compare him to those who betrayed the Sikhs during the British Raj. His whole family are accused of looting Punjab for their own benefit. Even some of his relatives are alleged to have very close ties with drug dealers. Video Source: TV84
  • Shocking Footage of Delhi 1984

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    A video showing actual footage of the Sikh Genocide in Delhi 1984 will leave the viewer in tears. The footage shows actual burnt bodies of those massacred on the streets of Hindustan in 1984. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Sikh Genocide as Sikhs are still campaigning for justice. The state sponsored Genocide left thousands dead in the space of 4 days as the world watched in silence. The Congress party members who were responsible for the massacre now enjoy political seats in the party.
  • Delhi 1984 – Harbhajan Mann – Latest Song

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    31 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Video Description: Operation blue star,India, the world’s largest democracy, Still in justice for the Sikh Genocide in 1984. This song is dedicated to the victims of the 1984 Genocide, there families are still seeking for the justice. This week, light a candle in your window and whisper a silent prayer in memory of more than 5,000 Sikh men, women and children slaughtered by political hoodlums 30 years ago. In Delhi alone, 2,733 Sikhs were burned alive, butchered or beaten to crucial death. Women were raped while their terrified families pleaded for mercy. For three days and nights the…
  • Punjab Declared BANDH 1st November

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    31 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Sikh organisations have declared that Punjab is ‘bandh’ on the 1st November to commemorate the Sikh Genocide of 1984 where thousands of Sikhs were brutally killed in Hindustan. The call for ‘bandh’ has been supported by all Sikh organisations and only Airports and Health Services will be allowed to open. This year marks 30 years since the Genocide, which the Hindustani media still calls a “riot”. A riot is where 2 groups fight each other however this was a state sponsored Genocide. Video Source: ABP Sanjha
  • Youth Drowns in Durgiana Mandir

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Amritsar – A youth has drowned in Durgiana Mandir whilst attending a prayer ceremony. The youth drowned in the swimming pool of the mandir and has still not been found due to the unclear water. The youth was taking a dip in the pool and subsequently drowned or possibly slipped due to the build up of algae on the floor. Many devotees are now scared to go into the pool as there are no safety measures in place if anyone as to fall into the pool. Video Source: Day and Night News
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  • [{90% Off}] Amazon Diwali Dhamaka Offers Deals Amazon India

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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*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014.
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    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*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014.
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    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*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014.
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    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*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014.
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    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Download Ganpati Aarti There are several ways to please Lord Ganesha and one of it is the Ganpati Aarti. These aartis are nothing but prayers that are describe the various facets of the almighty and praise him for all the blessings he gives to his devotees. There are several … Read Full PostThe post Ganpati Aarti MP3 Download Free – श्री गणपतीची आरती सुखकर्ता दुखहर्ता appeared first on {*Happy*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014.
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  • Nokia 130 from Microsoft devices costs all of Rs 1,649

    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…
  • BJP drives Shiv Sena further into a corner

    Pavan Patidar
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Resource say even though the 2 connect upwards, Uddhav might not exactly have more compared to 6-8 ministersThey are definitely not the real Shiv Sena's days. The get together, which misplaced bargaining strength, when the Bharatiya Janata Bash (BJP) pointed out the willingness to make a community federal while using the NCP and independents, may need to even more swallow pride.Senior BJP market leaders say even though these people friend having Sena in the long run, the real second option will never most likely have more compared to a pair of cupboard and 4 minister about express berths.In…
  • Manohar Lal Khattar is now Haryana's first BJP chief minister

    Pavan Patidar
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:48 pm
    The service proved to be a mega event, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a number -ruled states, as well as other top leaders.The seating arrangements in the site were for more than 50,000 individuals.Besides Modi, home minister and BJP national president Amit Shah, former deputy prime minister LK Advani, outside affairs minister Sushma Swaraj Rajnath Singh attended the occasion.Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, who's from October 24 to 27 on holiday with family, will likely not be able to attend Khattar's gathering.All in the stars!Planetary positions appear to have determined the time…
 
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  • Tim Cook is Gay Says it is Greatest Gift of God

    kanuj sharma
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    The post Tim Cook is Gay Says it is Greatest Gift of God appeared first on Candytech. Tim Cook is Gay Says it is Greatest Gift of God Tim Cook is Gay Says it is Greatest Gift of God : In a startling revelation Tim Cook disclosed that he is Gay and it is a greatest Gift God has given him. Tim Cook said that in his professional life, he has tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible…
  • Best Slim and Light Smartphone Oppo R5

    kanuj sharma
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
    The post Best Slim and Light Smartphone Oppo R5 appeared first on Candytech. Best Slim and Light Smartphone Oppo R5 – World’s thinnest smartphone @ 4.85mm Best Slim and Light Smartphone Oppo R5 – Oppo has launched the world’s thinnest smartphone. The thickness of the smartphone is 4.85 mm and it is currently the world’s slimmest smartphone. It is so thin that Oppo has not included the normal 3.5mm jack for listening through an earphone. While if we compare the flagship smartphones from Apple the iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm thick and iPhone 6 plus is 7.1 mm thick. Apple…
  • Flipkart Launches Zotac ZBOX Mini PC

    kanuj sharma
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    The post Flipkart Launches Zotac ZBOX Mini PC appeared first on Candytech. Flipkart Launches Zotac ZBOX Mini PC Idle for Home and Business 28/10/2014, Flipkart Launches Zotac Mini PC Idle for Home and Business: These are very small in form factor and idle for places where there is space constraint and you need a powerful computing solution. The Size for the Zotac ZBOX Mini PC is 8-10 inch depending on model. Flipkart recently launched the Zotac Mini PC. The following 3 models are launched: Zotac ZBOX-ID88 Priced @ Rs. 26,500 Zotac ZBOXNANO-ID63 Priced @ Rs. 26,150 Zotac ZBOX-ID45-BE Priced…
  • 5 Best Gaming Students Home Laptop Rs 40000 to 450000

    kanuj sharma
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    The post 5 Best Gaming Students Home Laptop Rs 40000 to 450000 appeared first on Candytech. 5 Best Gaming Students Home Laptop Rs 40000 to 450000 5 Best Gaming Students Home Laptop Rs 40000 to 450000 : We analysed and researched almost all models which are available and came up with this list of top 5 laptops in the price range of 40k to 45k($600). Prices may vary by 2-3 thousand as it is normal for top retailers to make changes in prices basis demand and supply. One suggestion for online purchase of Laptop is don’t hurry the buying decision. After you have decided which laptop you are…
  • World’s Most Expensive PC game Assassin’s Creed Unity

    kanuj sharma
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    The post World’s Most Expensive PC game Assassin’s Creed Unity appeared first on Candytech. World’s Most Expensive PC game Assassin’s Creed Unity Ubisoft has released the PC specs for Assassin’s Creed Unity. Below are the system requirements full details for minimum PC requirements and recommended PC settings to Play Assassin’s Creed Unity. If you would go through the specs you will understand why it can be the most expensive PC game for you if you are lacking the top of the line hardware. PC Requirements Minimum/Recommended to Play Assassin’s Creed Unity 64-bit operating system…
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  • 6 Tax Saving Investment Options For Young Indian Investors

    Pre Anu
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:48 pm
    The post 6 Tax Saving Investment Options For Young Indian Investors appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Lately, I’ve been coming across many who are averted to savings and investments. Most such people are the ones who just started off earning. Of course, all of us, to an extent have the tendency to spend on all sorts of things we’ve been craving for ages the moment we make our own money, for […] No visits yet
  • Top 6 Influential Women Who Were Born As Men

    Amit Sharma
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    The post Top 6 Influential Women Who Were Born As Men appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Lots of women, female models who walk the ramp these days were born as men. And with ever so successful transformation procedure, it’s hard to identify whether they’re are really women, or later transformed their sexuality. Beautiful models like these, look and feel like women, but are born as men, with male reproductive system. It’s […] (Visited 63 times, 63 visits today)
  • Top 6 Online Payment Alternatives To Paypal

    Sathish
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    The post Top 6 Online Payment Alternatives To Paypal appeared first on Top 6 Lists. PayPal is undeniably an extremely popular online payment service used by several top brands to transact with its clients. With online payment mode growing rapidly, PayPal has started to face fierce competition these days with more and more players vying for a piece of the pie. PayPal in recent times has seen a dip on […] (Visited 112 times, 112 visits today)
  • 6 Best Books On Meditation For Beginners

    Amit Sharma
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    The post 6 Best Books On Meditation For Beginners appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Best books on meditation for beginners, is one raging question that crawls under every meditator’s skin. It’s hard to sit without instructions, but it’s even harder to clear the fog of doubts that appears from nowhere, later. Actually, we don’t have to clear them, we just have to sit and breathe, but even for that, […] (Visited 59 times, 59 visits today)
  • 6 Best Designer Sarees Available Online In India

    Sathish
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    The post 6 Best Designer Sarees Available Online In India appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Sarees have been synonymous with Indian culture across the world. In India, a saree is considered as a traditional Indian attire worn by women in every part of India. Designer sarees in particular have gained a lot of popularity as ideal party wear. Whatever the occasion might be, designer sarees will always make you look […] (Visited 94 times, 94 visits today)
 
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  • Lenovo A8-50 Voice calling Tablet Launched for 17,999

    vijay chander
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Lenovo launched its new tablet from its A series which comes with the voice calling functionality. Dubbed as Lenovo A8-50, the 8-inch tablet available in the market for 17,999 and will be selling on Lenovo's Official store as well as the third party online retailers.The tablet comes with the 8-inch touchscreen with 1280x800 resolution and 10 point multi touch. Lenovo A8-50 tablet comes with the single slot for micro sim for voice calling. It is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core MTK 8382 MediaTek processor with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory and can be expandable upto 32 GB with the…
  • The Features of New Window's 10 Operating System

    vijay chander
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    Last Night Microsoft's released the revealed the new operating system Window's 10. The company says the new operating system is designed to run on the wide range of devices which inlcudes laptops, mobile phones, xbox etc., “Windows 10 will deliver the right experience at the right time on the right device,” Microsoft’s operating systems chief Terry Myerson said.Look at 10 new features of Window's 10 that Microsoft demonstrated yesterday at the launch event.Virtual DesktopMicrosoft introduced a new features in Window's 10. Virtual Desktop allows you to manage the desktop's for…
  • 6 Apps that helps you to keep your pictures and data secure

    vijay chander
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    Recently scandal of the celebrity nude pictures on the internet made users worrying about their data. There are many apps in the market that are used to keep our data privately.Here some of the apps1. KeepSafeIt keeps your personal photos and videos private by locking them behind an pin Pad. The selected pictures vanish from your gallery, giving you control over the access. Your friends, relatives and co-workers will able to see the pictures in your gallery but cant able to see whats in your keepsafe.Keepsafe is accessible to gadgets both running on iOS and Android.2. KYMS It allows you…
  • Microsoft's skipped, named its new operating system as Window's 10

    vijay chander
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Microsoft skipped straightly to Window's 10. Although the current version is called Windows 8, to emphasize its effort to move forward its skiiped the Window's 9.“Windows 10 represents the first step in a whole new generation of Windows,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s operating systems group. Only 20 per cent of organisations migrated to Windows 8, which was released two years ago, according to tech research firm Forrester. Many PC users disliked the touch-optimised interface and bemoaned the loss of the traditional start-button pop-up menu.The new…
  • 10 things should know about the new Window's 10

    vijay chander
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
    As we know Microsoft's skipped the version and straightly announced the Window's 10. The Window's 10 features will have same that of the Window's 8 & 7. But there are certain things about the new Window's 101. In Window's 10, full screen apps are optional and also there is support for the multiple desktops.2. Window's 10 will be designed to work on a wider range of  several computing devices.3. Consumers will also be able to switch between Microsoft devices more easily and avoid having to buy the same apps multiple times.4. The software will be available from mid-2015. The…
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