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  • Sweet Beginnings: Rainbow Cupcakes

    Hooked on Heat
    20 Jan 2014 | 9:12 pm
    What can I say. I caved. I didn’t want to. But I did. Growing up, I remember spending most of my vacation time in the summers pouring over mouth-wateringly tempting photographs of intricately designed cakes, cookies and other baked goodies. My mom had (or must I say, still does) this tendency to pick up wonderfully photographed cookbooks cramped with an even more delicious assortment of recipes. It’s no wonder where I’ve caught the bug from. One look at the many overstocked shelves throughout my home will give you a slight idea of my fixation to them. Heck, who am I kidding! I have…
  • Jaswant Singh complains to EC suspects fake voting

    News from India
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:12 am
    Jaswant Singh has submitted a complain to the Election Commission of India while levelling serious charges of poll rigging against the Raje
  • Is the BJP running out of steam, or are these just minor hiccups ?

    India Political Blog
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:54 pm
    For some time now, the BJP has been a party that is clearly in the front. There is a huge amount of anti-incumbency in the country, and the BJP has been capitalizing on that feeling. Narendra Modi has been showing the development of Gujarat as a model for the rest of the country, as a [...]
  • Will You Take $100 Now or $200 in a Month?

    Ashutosh Nilkanth's Blog
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Last month, Professor Andrei Linde, who’s said to be the father of the theory of cosmic inflation, was surprised by his assistant with the ‘smoking gun’ evidence of the origins of the universe. After having waited over 30 years, the new proof (of gravitational waves from the Big Bang) supports his idea that the universe expanded extremely quickly after it was born. Celebrating the breakthrough, Professor Linde made an interesting remark: If this is true, this is a moment of understanding of nature, of such a magnitude that it just overwhelms, and let’s see, let just…
  • The New Metro Line Likely to Rise Real Estate Prices in Bangalore

    Real Estate News
    3 Mar 2014 | 4:53 am
    The newly commissioned Metro Line is likely to increase the real estate prices in the nearing months and it seems like the past trends are sign of this. With the MG Road-Baiyappanahalli Metro Lined that was commissioned in October 2011 the property prices in the localities of both MG Road and Baiyappabahalli has raised. As per ...
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  • Evenly matched Rajasthan and Hyderabad face-off

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Rajasthan and Hyderabad are well-versed in squeezing every last resource to secure the desired result and those traits will be on display again as the spotlight shifts back on the field
  • Bangalore's arsenal blazes to victory

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The Yuvraj Singh-Virat Kohli partnership didn't have a happy ending in the World T20 final, but less than two weeks after that night in Mirpur, their association in Sharjah followed a different script
  • Time for Chennai to enter familiar cocoon

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:11 pm
    This will be the first of five afternoon matches scheduled in the UAE, and it will have to be seen whether the pitch is similar to the green one used for the tournament opener
  • BCCI to meet before next court hearing

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    The BCCI will hold an emergent working committee meeting on April 20 to discuss the future course of action with regard to the Supreme Court hearing concerning corruption allegations in the IPL
  • Hyderabad buoyed by batting investments

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
    Having built up their batting to match a resourceful bowling attack, Sunrisers look a well balanced side
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    India Insight

  • Promises and more promises: India’s parties pitch their visions

    Shashank Chouhan
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Campaign season in India means it’s also promise season, and political parties aren’t short on pledges for what they would do if they come to power after election results come out in May. From the Tamil Nadu-based MDMK party’s pledge to rename the country “The United States of India” to the Odisha-based BJD‘s promise to “guarantee” development projects, there are plenty of promises floating around to help parties capture, retain or regain power. There has been plenty of coverage of the manifestos from the biggest national parties, Congress and…
  • Movie Review: Bhoothnath Returns

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) The one thing to be said for Nitesh Tiwari’s “Bhoothnath Returns” is that it has impeccable timing. At a time when India is caught up in election fever, and every TV news channel is celebrating “the dance of democracy”, the film delivers the same message, albeit with a higher budget and a stronger medium than public service advertisements.s Combining a children’s film with a sermon on the importance of voting couldn’t have been easy, and at times, the film falters. Yet, you cannot help but warm up…
  • Young professionals in Bangalore favour Modi’s promise, shrug off riots

    Clare Richardson
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    As far as Vinod Hegde is concerned, Indian prime minister candidate Narendra Modi bears no responsibility for the 2002 Gujarat riots. More to the point, Hegde doesn’t care. Hegde, a 26-year-old stockbroker in Bangalore, said that for people like him, the Gujarat chief minister is the only choice to lead India after countrywide parliamentary elections that began this week. Allegations that Modi failed to stop or even allowed deadly riots in 2002 don’t sway his vote, Hegde said. And if the ruling Congress party’s candidate is Rahul Gandhi, the choice becomes even clearer.
  • New book describes crimes against civilians during Mizo uprising

    David Lalmalsawma
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    The two-decade-long Mizo rebellion from 1966 to 1986 remains the only conflict in which the Indian government used war planes against its citizens. Few written records exist on the conflict in which the Mizo National Front (MNF) revolted against the government, trying to establish an independent country. A new book by a former militant in the Mizo National Army (MNA), the armed wing of the MNF, recounts the air bombings and the government’s “grouping” policy, under which villages in what is now Mizoram state were burned and civilians relocated to guarded centres called Protected and…
  • Bandhan eyes India’s banking league with RBI licence

    Aditya Kalra
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Kolkata-based Bandhan Financial was little known in India’s corporate arena. But a new banking licence from the Reserve Bank has given Managing Director Chandra Shekhar Ghosh and his 13,000 employees a reason to cheer. “This is a different type of win. In the last 13 years they (employees) have been working hard and now they have got the recognition,” said Ghosh. “I hope that this is not a big challenge, the challenge is to develop the skills of the staff, it will take some time.” The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday granted provisional bank licences to Bandhan…
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    The Viewspaper

  • Third Gender: End Of Discrimination?

    TVP Admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    As I picked up the copy of the Indian Express from my doorstep on Wednesday, one particular headline was staring at me right in my face—“Supreme Court recognizes third gender, glimmer of hope.” While... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Think Before You Vote

    TVP Admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:48 am
    It’s like a repeat telecast of Rahul Gandhi’s various rallies and speeches—if there’s a problem, turn to the Gandhi family name. With exactly a month to go before the results for the Lok Sabha... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • India’s verdict

    TVP Admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:37 am
    The Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ambition of winning 272 out of the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha elections or Mission Impossible as it is referred to by various political analysts doesn’t seem too... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Sanjaya Baru’s The Accidental Prime Minister

    TVP Admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:31 am
    Looks like all is not well in Congress town, and the cause of this stir is a book on Dr. Manmohan Singh written by his former media adviser Sanjaya Baru—The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • In Theatres Near You

    TVP Admin
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    In today’s time, there is nothing more sacred than the weekend. From a school student, an office goer to a housewife weekend means a break from their daily schedule. While the housewives take a break... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
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    InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion

  • Top rumors about celebs we wish came true

    Instamedia Content Writing
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Miley Cyrus is Out of Control As stated by Star Magazine, Miley is “more out of control than any other time,” with companions actually being worried that she’s undermining beau Liam Hemsworth! Not just is it not accurate — Miley and Liam are maybe the happiest they’ve ever been! The Graduating Gleeks Won’t Return In ...
  • Why India’s caste system is a barrier to its global image?

    Instamedia Content Writing
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    Introduction The Indians are proud of their country and want to see the country prosper economically worldwide, but the caste system is holding the country back. Indians show a level of ambivalence about the country’s heritage and traditions. While a majority thinks that the country is being held back for its caste system, viewing it ...
  • Do we have the time to listen to election news?

    Instamedia Content Writing
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:44 am
    Introduction As the Lok Sabha election for the year 2014 is knocking the doors, all political parties are making their way to the news with their election campaign. It is all the same thing over and over again everywhere. With all the news media flashing the same kind of news of late, watching, reading or ...
  • Are bollywood couples misleading the youth?

    Instamedia Content Writing
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:25 am
    Introduction From tying the knot to splitting, and from live-in relationships to break-ups, bollywood couples have mastered them all. Live-in relationship is a concern that has scandalized the orthodox Indian viewpoint and gained considerable media footage of late. While, some bollywood couples are tying the knot with few months of dating and eventually splitting. And ...
  • Why we do not stand impressed at politicians with crime records

    Instamedia Content Writing
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:16 am
    The Lok Sabha surveys are not just under the watch of the Election Commission and money related offices for degenerate practices, additionally under the scanner of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Despite any precedent to the contrary, the organization, under directions from the home service, will gather information on survey related offenses, for example, liquor/money ...
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    Hindu Dharma


    14 Apr 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Hindu Dharma,NASKAH QURAN KUNO SANA’A DAN RUNTUHNYA KLAIM KEILAHIAN QURAN Umat Muslim sering mengatakan bahwa baik Perjanjian Lama dan Perjanjian Baru telah mengalami perubahan yang serius. Mereka mengatakan bahwa agar Kitab Suci tetap otoritatif, kitab itu harus dipertahankan tanpa perubahan sama sekali, dan menunjukan bahwa Al Qur'an, dengan klaim bahwa Allah telah mengungkapkan kata demi kata dan huruf demi huruf kepada Muhammad. Quran mengklaim, “Tidak ada perobahan bagi kalimat-kalimat Allah. Yang demikian itu adalah kemenangan yang besar”(QS 10:64) dan, “Tak ada seorangpun yang…
  • Ramalan Jayabaya

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Hindu Dharma,RAMALAN JAYABAYA Prabu Jayabaya raja Kediri bertemu pendita dari Rum yang sangat sakti, Maulana Ali Samsuyen. Ia pandai meramal serta tahu akan hal yang belum terjadi. Jayabaya lalu berguru padanya, sang pendeta menerangkan berbagai ramalan yang tersebut dalam kitab Musaror dan menceritakan penanaman orang sebanyak 12.000 keluarga oleh utusan Sultan Galbah di Rum, orang itu lalu ditempatkan di pegunungan Kendenag, lalu bekerja membuka hutan tetapi banyak yang mati karena gangguan makhluk halus, jin dsb, itu pada th rum 437, lalu Sultan Rum memerintahkan lagi di Pulau Jawa dan…
  • Komentar Ilmuwan Dunia Mengenai HINDU

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Hindu Dharma,Komentar Ilmuwan Dunia tentang Hindu Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Ahli Fisika: "Ketika aku membaca Bhagavad-Gita dan merenung tentang bagaimana Tuhan menciptakan alam semesta ini yang lainnya nampak demikian bberlebih-lebihan." "Kita berhutang banyak kepada orang India yang mengajarkan kita bagaimana menghitung, tanpa itu penemuan yang bermanfaat ilmiah tidak mungkin dilakukan" Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1763-1793) Ahli Astronomi: "Perjalanan bintang dihitung oleh orang-orang Hindu sebelum sekitar 4500 tahun bahkan tidak berbeda semenitpun dari tabel Cassine dan Meyer (digunakan mulai…
  • Lubdaka Menuju Swargaloka

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Cerita Hindu,Lubdaka adalah seorang kepala keluarga hidup di suatu desa menghidupi keluarganya dengan berburu binatang di hutan. Hasil buruannya sebagian ditukar dengan barang-barang kebutuhan keluarga, sebagian lagi dimakan untuk menghidupi keluarganya. Dia sangat rajin bekerja, dia juga cukup ahli sehingga tidak heran bila dia selalu pulang membawa banyak hasil buruan.Hari itu Lubdaka berburu sebagaimana biasanya, dia terus memasuki hutan, aneh pikirnya kenapa hari ini tak satupun binatang buruan yang muncul, dia semua peralatan berburu digotongnya tanpa kenal lelah, dia tidak menyerah…

    8 Apr 2014 | 1:06 am
    Pusalar Membangun Pura          Pusalar hidup di sebuah desa kecil di india selatan. Ia ingin membangun sebuah pura untuk Tuhan. Lalu ia memulainya dengan menggali pondasi disamping pondoknya diladangnya yang sempit. Setelah beberapa lama, lobang pondasi itu tetap menganga. Pusalar tidak mampu membeli batu bata untuk meneruskan pembangunan pura itu. Ia hamper putus asa. Tiba-tiba pikiran brilyan nya muncul di benaknya. Apa itu? Tak seorang pun orang yang tahu kecuali tuhan. Pusalar mulai menggali pondasi dilahan baru itu. Ia mulai membangun pura pura sedikit demi…
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    Kamla Bhatt Blog

  • Nob Hill in San Francisco

    Kamla Bhatt
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
      This is Nob Hill or “Nabob Hill” in San Francisco. Yes, yes, the term “nabob” is derived from the Hindustani/Arab word “nawab“ but morphed into “nabob” when the British were in India. The first reference of the word “nabob” was supposedly in 1612.  ”Nabob” was used quite a bit in Britain to describe the riches reaped by British officials during their stint with The East India Company in India. In the above video the building with the flags is the famous Fairmont Hotel, which opened in 1907. The hotel, which was…
  • Yoga Exhibit at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum

    Kamla Bhatt
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Yoga. Ever wondered how yoga evolved over hundreds of years in India? What? You thought yoga is a new, modern phenomenon? Well, it is in a sense, but there is also a long history of how yoga evolved over  2,00 years in India. There is more than “asanas” and “poses” to the history of yoga, which is what you see at “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” exhibit at  San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum (Feb 23- May 21, 2014). This is perhaps the world’s first exhibit of this “fitness” trend and takes you behind the scenes and presents a…
  • Film Notes: Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

    Kamla Bhatt
    9 Mar 2014 | 3:45 am
    Wes Anderson’s films tend to be whimsical, quirky and rich with details that demands your total attention. If your eyes stray even for a second you may miss an important detail. These were the thoughts that  popped into my head as I sat down to watch a preview of the film in San Francisco. I had heard about Anderson’s new film “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” but had barely read anything about it. In general I try not to read any reviews when I go to see a new film. I may see a trailer of the film and if it grabs my attention will then decide to see it. And the trailer of…
  • The Original Shoe Phone Man – Marty Cooper “Father of Cell Phone”

    Kamla Bhatt
    6 Mar 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Shoe phone. Yes, you read that right. That is what the original cell phone was called when it was unveiled on April 3, 1973 in New York by Marty Cooper of Motorola. Marty and his team worked on the phone and beat the behemoth AT&T by demonstrating it first. Guess it was not a surprise then that the first call Marty placed on the shoe phone was to Joel Engel at AT&T. It took Motorola  10 years after the phone was unveiled to bring it to market. Today, the cell phone has shrunk in form factor and is used by billions of people around the world. The “shoe phone” is also known…
  • Ticket Giveaway – San Francisco’s Non Stop Bhangra ft Panjabi MC

    Kamla Bhatt
    6 Feb 2014 | 3:36 pm
    San Francisco-based Dholrhythms is celebrating its 100th event of Non Stop Bhangra (NSB)  a monthly event of dance, music and fun. NSB’s big celebration is on  Saturday, Feb 8, 2014 at Public Works in San Francisco and we are giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky winner. Details at the bottom of the post. Headlining the event is Panjabi MC, UK-based musician and DJ. Others include regulars like  DJ Jimmy Love, Rav-E, Pavit & Mehul on Dhol, Amar on Visuals, DJ  J. Boogie of Om Records. The night will be hosted by Mandeep Sethi, a California grown Emcee, who is active in…
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  • The Travel Agent Industry is Broken. Ripe for Disruption!

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    It is quite amazing that the tech enabled OTAs haven’t disrupted the agent model yet - they’re all mostly playing the same information access game - that is not something that will continue to be defensible as a business model too long. Both search engines, as well as social, are making it possible for even small, well run places to connect with their audiences directly. The post The Travel Agent Industry is Broken. Ripe for Disruption! appeared first on NextBigWhat.
  • Forget Apparel & Electronics, Now Buy/Adopt Pets Online

    Lakshmi Sivadas
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Time For Pet is a startup that lets you find and buy or adopt pets online. The post Forget Apparel & Electronics, Now Buy/Adopt Pets Online appeared first on NextBigWhat.
  • Edu Startup Function Space Raises Seed Funding From Nexus Venture Partners

    Lakshmi Sivadas
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Social learning network platform Function Space has raised seed funding from Nexus Venture Partners. The post Edu Startup Function Space Raises Seed Funding From Nexus Venture Partners appeared first on NextBigWhat.
  • IndiaHomes Secures Rs 150 cr Funding from NEA; Housing & Property on Fire

    Jayadevan P K
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    IndiaHomes, a housing and property broker, has raised Rs 150 cr in fresh funding from New Enterprise Associates and existing investors Helion and Foundation Capital. The post IndiaHomes Secures Rs 150 cr Funding from NEA; Housing & Property on Fire appeared first on NextBigWhat.
  • Yatra Raises Rs 140 cr Funding; Acquisitions to Follow

    Lakshmi Sivadas
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    India’s second largest OTA, has raised Rs 140 crore in its fifth round of funding. The post Yatra Raises Rs 140 cr Funding; Acquisitions to Follow appeared first on NextBigWhat.
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  • Facebook’s Government Requests Report Shows That India Leads In Terms Of Content Censorship

    14 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    Facebook released its second Government Requests Report today and it shows that the Indian Government has been making a significant amount of requests for blocking content on the website. The report has data from two separate time period: July to December, 2013 and January to June, 2013. The dataset between July to December, 2013 shows that India made 3958 total requests to Facebook. These requests target 4711 users/accounts. Facebook complied 53.56% of the requests. However, they state that ‘some data’ was produced instead of complete compliance on that published figure. Besides these,…
  • TwopCharts Report Suggests That 44% Of Twitter Accounts Have Never Sent A Tweet

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    Twitter might be actually struggling when it comes user engagement in terms of actual tweeting. The one time social media phenomenon is currently facing somewhat of a plateau. While it is true that Twitter is the best website to discover real time news, trending topics and other happenings around the globe, it probably might not be seeing the level of engagement that Facebook has with its users. Twitter has been making multiple attempts to design the service for maximum engagement and get more users to sign up and actively use the service, especially after their much talked about IPO. To that…
  • Google Expands Android Security With Update To Verify Apps Feature

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:16 am
    Google has announced that it is adding another security layer to Android which will verify apps installed on OS continuously. Apps are the new playground for malicious individuals and Android has had instances of vulnerability due to the sheer number of Android apps that were popping up till last year because of the somewhat lax nature of Google’s app verification process after a developers sends in an app for inclusion on the Play store. At this time, Android was still catching up with iOS on many aspects such as design, app types etc. and the app submission process was not as intensive as…
  • Facebook Has Updated Its Newsfeed In Order To Clean Up Low Quality Posts

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:24 pm
    The Facebook newsfeed is central to the Facebook experience. Over the years, Facebook has been tweaking its algorithms to deliver relevant content to users. However, there have been repeated instances of poor quality and irrelevant content that makes it there. The reason this happens is unfortunately, because of the users themselves. Some Facebook pages use multiple techniques to drive up engagement and then subject those who clicked to poor quality content. Today, the social network has announced that it will be actively screening for such instances and weeding them out. In it’s blog post,…
  • Dropbox Brings Mailbox To Android And Launches Carousel

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    Dropbox has finally launched its popular email app Mailbox on Android. Mailbox which debuted on iOS last year was widely praised for improving our current state of email overload and getting users to reach the previously mythical state of Inbox Zero. Dropbox has told users that an Android app was in the works and today’s launch shows how committed Dropbox is towards building digital products instead of just being a cloud storage platform. Dropbox acquired Mailbox last year in March for the reported by price of $100 million  just a month after the app was in private beta. The app has been…
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    The India Uncut Blog

  • The Balancing Act

    Amit Varma
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:52 pm
    This is the third installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. If Jimi Hendrix was a poker player, he might well have come up with an album called ‘Are You Balanced?’ The higher you rise up the stakes, the more you hear about balance from people. ‘Are you balanced in this spot?’ ‘I called because I thought, no way you’re balanced here.’ And so on. What does balance in poker really mean? Balance has all to do with game theory, so let’s first look at it in the context of another game: Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS). You…
  • The Language of Indian Politics

    Amit Varma
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    This is the third installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. Indian politics is a strange beast. I just completed an online politics quiz that promised to tell me which political party I should vote for based on issues. I answered questions on economics, foreign policy, healthcare and brands of dog food to be told that I supported 81 per cent, 78 per cent and 68 per cent respectively of the main three parties’ positions. In truth, I am repulsed by Indian politics – but that finding is not as absurd as it seems. How does one…
  • The Numbers Game

    Amit Varma
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:17 pm
    This is the second installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. ‘Math is over-rated in poker,’ said a friend the other day. ‘Poker is about psychology, reads, getting inside your opponent’s heads. Math, shmath, pah.’ This is a popular view among many recreational players – but they couldn’t be more wrong. In my view, maths is the foundation of poker, and everything else feeds into it. If you do not master the numbers game, you cannot master poker. Consider what a decision at a poker table involves. You’re in a hand…
  • The Bookshop Romeo

    Amit Varma
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:26 pm
    This is the first instalment of Range Rover, a new weekly column on poker I am writing for the Economic Times. A young man enters a bookshop. He loves books. And he’s lonely. He spots a gorgeous young lady browsing a book by an author he loves, Milan Kundera. Their eyes meet; she looks away shyly. He decides to seize the day. He walks over to her, but just as he begins speaking—‘Hi, that’s one of my favourite Kundera…’—a hunky young man appears on the other side of this lady, and she squeezes his arm as he apologizes for having made her wait. Then…
  • Politics and the Sociopath

    Amit Varma
    14 Mar 2014 | 6:32 am
    This is the second installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. ‘For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: Hunt or be hunted.’ – Frank Underwood, House of Cards. I have often wondered, what kind of person wants to be a politician? Growing up, we gravitate towards our future professions on the basis of interests or aptitude or, often, just circumstances. What we are drawn towards depends on the kind of person we are: someone bad at maths in unlikely to turn to…
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    Trakin' the india business buzz

  • Microsoft Most Attractive Employer In India; ICICI Best Known: Report

    Arun Prabhudesai
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    Randstad, a global staffing and HR solutions company have came out with a comprehensive report on Employer branding and Employee perceptions in India. The survey captured views over 2 lakh respondents for India’s largest employers (more than 1000 employee companies). According to the report, Microsoft remained the most attractive company for fourth year running with over 89% of respondents saying that they would like to work for the company. Google India came in at 2nd spot with 86% and Sony came in at 3rd with 85%. Here is the list of Top 20 most attractive employees in India As far as the…
  • Google Launches Chrome Remote Desktop & Standalone Camera App On Android

    Arun Prabhudesai
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:10 am
    Google has launched 2 apps yesterday that number of Android users across the world will find it very useful – The Chrome Remote Desktop App and Standalone Google Camera App. We tried both the apps and came out quite impressed. Lets look at both of them closely. Chrome Remote Desktop App For Android If you want to access computers through your mobile or tablet, this is a perfect App. At the same time the app allows other user to access your computer securely over the internet. Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Here’s What Online Companies Are Offering

    Soumen Halder
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Indian election is the major buzz now. Promises for economic growth, anti-corruption country have been made. Statements and counter statements on the online world is too loud too ignore now. However, while everybody is speculating, it is still hard to grab the signal mangled with noise. If you are an Indian and feel deeply about your voting rights, you should be in the know of what’s happening around, it’s time, many Indian IT majors and Online Companies have come to your aid. Here are a few most talked about features and apps that will help you be a responsible and informed voter.
  • SlideShare Launches Native Android App, iOS Coming Soon!

    Arun Prabhudesai
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    Slideshare, world’s largest platform for viewing and sharing online presentations has finally arrived on mobile. They have launched a native mobile app on Android and is now available on Google play store to download. Prior to this Slideshare site was mobile friendly, but they did not have a native app, which went live on Google play store only yesterday. The iOS native version will soon be launching as well and users can currently sign up to be a beta tester. Talking about the mobile app itself, it does everything that you would expect from it. You can search and view the entire…
  • After Airtel, RCom Too Increases Their Mobile Tariffs By 20%

    Editorial Staff
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    Reliance communication today announced increase of their mobile tariffs for all its pre-paid customers. This comes close to heels of Airtel increasing their mobile and internet tariffs on select pre-paid packs. While the latter increased the rates only on certain packs packs, Reliance has gone ahead and increased it on all packs applicable pan-India basis. According to the release, headline tariffs will increase from 1.5 paise to 1.6 paise per second, while tariffs on discounted and promotional plans will increase by up to 20 per cent. The revised tariffs, which will be applicable for…
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  • Appeals court says blogs are not only media, they’re an important source of news and commentary

    Mathew Ingram
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    It would be nice if the debate over whether bloggers are journalists could be put to rest, more than a decade after it first began, and especially after bloggers like Glenn Greenwald have not only broken news stories but won Pulitzer Prizes for doing so. But it continues — especially when it comes to the protections that bloggers are entitled to and whether they should be the same as those given to professional journalists, as I have argued they should be. A recent legal decision that helps support this idea was handed down in a Florida court case involving accusations of defamation.
  • LG releases open source Connect SDK, wants every TV to behave like Chromecast

    Janko Roettgers
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Mobile app developers just got a bit of a break when it comes to bringing their content to the TV screen, courtesy of LG: The consumer electronics maker released an open source Connect SDK Thursday that helps developers cast media to a wide variety of connected devices, ranging from LG’s own TV sets to Google’s Chromecast adapter to Roku’s streaming boxes. Think of it as Chromecast, but for a wide variety of devices. I got to see LG’s Connect SDK firsthand during a recent visit to the company’s Silicon Valley Innovation Lab, where I was led into a room filled with TVs. One was…
  • Twitter announces mobile app install cards

    Lauren Hockenson
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    App developers will have a new way to reach potential users on Twitter: The company announced Thursday that it will support mobile-app install cards, meaning that users can install apps directly from a tweet. The ads will be powered by MoPub, the ad exchange Twitter acquired in the fall of last year, and will work for both iOS and Android phones. The apps are installed via Twitter’s Card system, and Twitter mentioned participation from Spotify, Kabam, HotelTonight and Deezer. It’s arguably Twitter’s highest-value ad yet, and could stand to bring in good revenue for the…
  • Sen. Al Franken asks Netflix CEO if he thinks Comcast-TWC is a bad idea

    Stacey Higginbotham
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    U.S. Sen. Al Franken has written to Netflix asking its opinion on Comcast’s efforts to buy Time Warner Cable, implying that Netflix is a good indicator of the potential consumer and content harms of the deal. In his letter, Franken touches on peering challenge, noting that Comcast implied that it was no big thing in its hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee. Since Netflix wasn’t at the hearing, perhaps Sen. Franken just wants to get Netflix’s comments on the record. And while, we aren’t Netflix, if Sen. Franken is interested, here’s how we think…
  • A few accumulated thoughts on media

    Om Malik
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    A few days back my friend Pip Coburn, who runs an investment advisory service, and his colleague Brynne Thompson asked me to discuss what I have learned about media after spending nearly 12 years on Gigaom, pretty much most of my working life in various aspects of media, and two decades on the internet. It turned out to be a fun conversation that was shared by Pip and Brynne with their carefully curated email list of friends and clients. After going over it, I thought, why not create an abbreviated version and share it online? Media is not publishing alone My definition of media? “Anything…
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    The 100% unofficial blog of the Indian Prime Minister

  • The Challenge in the year adhead

    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am
    The biggest challenge for the supporters of Narendrabhai is in the years ahead as they will have to turn into his critics to have him perform. Like I am going to.But some of blind right may not have the ability to do so. Blind Right may continue to behave like they are in the opposition and keep protecting Narendrabhai. I for one will not let that happen.\Now that I may be NaMo, I am preparing to be different
  • You dont turn off the internet: you infiltrate it

    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    7 Mar 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Eric Schmidt to Shinde...oops all dictators: 'You don’t turn off the internet: you infiltrate it' Jai Maharashtra, Jai Madam.
  • 500 km in one day...kejriwal in rural Germany?

    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    6 Mar 2014 | 6:49 pm
    I have taken a liking for Asutosh. We had to rely on Udhav and Raj Thackeray and some characters from UP to demonstrate how we should not be but now we have Asutosh, he is doing a good job. He is demonstrating how a journalist should not be also how a politician should not be. I am wondering what type of news he edited and misguided the viewers with. NitiCentral is not investigating this?Incidentally, scaling up the walls of the BJP office lead to a spurt in donation with more 1133 people shelling out Rs 20,02,229 to AAP  This is quite impressive. Meanwhile Arvindji is…
  • But in other areas of UP life goes on as usual

    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    20 Feb 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Telangana? Nahi, ye gana to nahi goes on in UP
  • Telangi Biryani

    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    18 Feb 2014 | 6:56 pm
    It isTelangi food even if you even eat it in Hyderabad. It is a mixture of Arab, Marathwada, Mughlai, Telugu and Turkish cuisines. We can now enjoy Telangi Lukhmi, Telangi Biriyani, Telangi Mirchi Ka Salan, Telangi Haleem, Telangi Marag and Telangi Qubani ka Meetha. I do not expect an impact on the quality of eating experience or quality of the food. Only the budget will be allocated and consumed by an new independent manager. The manager will start with the greatest intention to transform the eating experience but eventually will be struggling to get a wall painted inside the…
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    Compulsive Confessions

  • Now for a little (radical, feminist) poetry plus GAME OF THRONES! HUZZAH!

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:53 am
    Misandry In Haiku is my new favourite Tumblr. Cat haiku is also cool. I could just copy the entire website and put it down here, but that's just super lazy as one of you was kind enough to point out in my last post. So, instead, my favourites of my favourites:i answer onlyto khaleesi. call me “babe”and you’ll die screaming.(Segue: Um, SPEAKING of Game of Thrones (also, yay, Sunday! Only one more sleep before I can get a new episode!) I have a kick ass interview with old George RR waiting to be shared with you. It's a long interview in Vanity Fair so pour yourself a cup of coffee before…
  • Vote with your conscience: reading material for election day

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Ah man, election day in Delhi and I am far away in Bombay. I'm going to choose to vote by reproducing my friend Smriti Lamech's Facebook status, something that already has over two hundred shares since she posted it yesterday. I think it says it all.For the last year or more I've posted links, given data, opinion pieces and a lot more on one of our PM candidates. I've engaged with you, debated and persisted. Tonight I'm going to stop because it won't matter once you've cast your vote. I am deeply shocked and horrified by those who choose 'development' over human rights. Mostly…
  • Bombay reads: Street food in Bandra, street shopping everywhere else, AND who you should vote for, because.

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:34 pm
    I've been in Bombay, and the city is so delightfully insular, it seems like all the newspapers have only Bombay news, and all anyone cares about is Bombay stuff (except for the elections, everyone cares about the elections.)As a result, my worldview has become of this reclaimed piece of land as well, and I've been reading with more attention, stuff that makes Bombay, Bombay.*** I've always loved Mitali Parekh's blog Swasta Ani Masta, where she puts up pictures of her street internet advice, went for a long walk down Colaba Causeway, and bought two dresses. One is a hippie-ish thing, which I'm…
  • What Happened After: Malory Towers

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    (Part of a series of posts I'm doing on children's books characters growing up and living in the 21st century. See the last one (and the uproar! how DARE I touch Enid Blyton!) over here.) My name is Gwendoline Mary Lacey. I am about to die.  I am not afraid of death, all right, that's my first lie, I am terribly afraid of death. This whole place, this nursing home, smells like death. Picture courtesy Enid Blyton SocietyThis is my deathbed, I have been put here to die, and now, in my dying, I must tell the truth.My whole life's path can be traced back to when I was twelve years old and…
  • Why Dilli Haat is going to the dogs despite being a really good idea

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Jaya Jaitley in the Indian Express did a long column on Dilli Haat and how corruption kinda ruined it.In 1994, the entry ticket was Rs 10. Stall rents started at Rs 75 for small spaces and platforms to accommodate very small producers selling paper or clay toys. Rent for 180 pucca stalls was Rs 2,250 per fortnight. By 2012, a flat rent for all sizes and shapes of stalls was arbitrarily hiked to Rs 8,470 per fortnight. This became tough for poorer craftspeople to afford and easier for traders to step in. On an average, over 150,000 people visit Dilli Haat monthly, bringing in handsome earnings…
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  • How To Make Quick Cash In 2012 – Hosting Gold Events

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    We’re residing in some truly difficult economic times and it appears like we will be for a whilst. Nevertheless, this doesn’t imply that the opportunities are not out there simply because they are. You just have to know where to appear for them. For instance, your working day job might not be cutting it. You might require much more money to pay the expenses. If you do, you require to find something that enables you to make extra money. There are plenty of duties each big and small that you can do on the Web and make some great money with. estate buyer As you can see based on the…
  • Know Why Your Hair Thickening Shampoo Is Not Helping

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Losing a great deal of hair can be tension-associated…That’s true…But if it continues it could be a sign of diabetes. Hair loss can be caused by dehydration and incorrect diet. Definitely tension, as well many lifestyle changes…A damaged romance, misplaced love, death of a loved 1 (such as a pet), as well many things to title. Another warning sign as far as dog hygiene goes, is smelly ears, canines with extremely aromatic ears most likely are fairly uncomfortable. Odds are they have an ear infection, and can definitely be very unpleasant. If an ear an infection is…
  • How To Select The Correct Las Vegas Resort Wedding Ceremony Chapel

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    When you are remaining in a hotel in London, then you should have a facility for airport transportation in your resort premises. So the airport transfers London is a important option for you to catch the aircraft for your journey. Because, airport transfer can be accessible via the various ways. 1 transport is by bus and another is by taxi. So every resort has a good airport transport facility at London as well. But you have to choose which transportation you like to journey. So in this direction, you will in a position to attain your location in the right way. bristol airport taxi People who…
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    Marketing Practice

  • How marketers visualize deadly Germs !

    Harish B
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Indian marketers are in love with germs. Many brands have taken up the task of protecting Indian consumers from the deadly attack from the germs. Keedanu is often the generic term used by Indian marketers to denote the germs. For many brands, especially in the cleaning segment, the basic USP of most of the brands is the germ-fighting. Marketers have chosen different ways to visualize the germs. While some brands have tried to make the visualization close to reality, some brands have chosen to go beyond reality. A peep into how marketers visualize the deadly germs.DETTOLDettol has…
  • MRF ZVTS : The comfortable radial

    Harish B
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Brand : MRF ZVTSCompany : MRF LtdBrand Analysis Count : # 540Tyres which are generally boring products belonging to a whopping Rs 45000 - 50,000 crore category has seen many interesting brands being built. Although tyres belong to a high-involvement category owing to the high cost of purchase ( replacement category) but the purchase is seldom enjoyed by the consumer.MRF is the market leader in the Indian tyre market with a share of ~ 27 %. ZVTS is the radial brand from MRF. What is interesting about ZVTS is the care that the company has took in branding and positioning this brand.ZVTS was…
  • Brand Update : Kingfisher Airlines brand for sale. But who will buy ?

    Harish B
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:34 am
    According to reports, the creditors of the defunct Kingfisher Airlines has decided to sell the brands - Kingfisher Airlines and other related trademarks. It is said that KFA owes Rs 7000 crores to the creditors.Naturally the news was carried with lot of importance by the media. My first reaction was who wouldn't want to get such a great brand ! I had the impression that Kingfisher brand was up for sale.When we look at the fine print, things are not that attractive. According to media, the creditors have control over " Kingfisher Airlines " and not the Kingfisher beer brand. And reports…
  • Brand Update : Small deo brands gets celebrities to move ahead

    Harish B
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    In the cluttered Indian Deo Market, brands are keeping no options unused. Denver, has roped in Saif Ali khan to endorse while Envy - another deo brand has roped in Irfan Khan as the celebrity endorser. The 2100 crore Indian deo market is cluttered with local brands upsetting the majors like HUL and gaining market share. The competition is getting more intense with brands like Provogue, Park Avenue entering the deo market with their own variants. Recently ads were splashed across the media for Provogue Deo being endorsed by  Fardeen Khan. Having said that, the positioning of all…
  • Brand Update : Ferrero follows Kinder Joy with Schoko Bons

    Harish B
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Its interesting and often painful ( as a parent) to see how marketers try to squeeze the money out of your pocket. After successfully launching the chocolate egg - Kinder Surprise, the Italian confectionery major Ferrero has followed it up with Kinder Schoko Bons Crispy which is essentially Kinder Joy minus the toy. As usual, the pack is pretty expensive at Rs 60 for a pack of 9 chocolates.The pack with has the same color combination of the popular Kinder Joy is widely available across various retail formats thus ensuring that it will not miss the kid's eyes. Ferrero has been…
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    The Big Picture

  • Sanjaya Baru's revelations

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Sanjaya Baru's book, The Accidental Prime Minister, is making waves. I haven't read the book myself but I have read excerpts- and I can see that the book promises to be a racy read.The media has focused on the bits about the relationship between PM Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi. There are numerous other details that are eye-catching as well. Let me mention two:The post of principal secretary to the PM was first offered to a Tamilian. He declined saying that he had promised his father never to take up a government post after retirement. I would love to know the identity of this…
  • Fixing the PPP model

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    Private public partnerships were to be the answer to our investment problem, especially in the infrastructure  sector. Nearly half the investment in the current five-year Plan is supposed to come through PPPs. Sadly, the model is broken and this explains the slump in investment in the last couple of years. One of the biggest challenges for the next government is fixing the PPP model so that growth can revive. (Where it can't be fixed, we have to find ways for government to fund investment).EPW has a though-provoking article on the subject, with several interesting proposals for reform.
  • Mor committee report on financial inclusion

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Mor committee report on financial inclusion has not received proper attention in the popular press. I dissect the report in an EPW article.Very briefly, the Mor committee thinks the job can be better done through a new set of specialised players for whom a different regulatory dispensation is created. I have my doubts both about the viability of these players and the potential for systemic risk they can create. The committee also advocates a stiffening of priority sector targets. The scheme it proposes is rather complex and is likely to run into measurement issues. New institutions are…
  • Was the 2G scam a scam at all?

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:22 am
    One reason for the UPA's declining fortunes is the preponderance of 'scams' under UPA-II. One big 'scam' that has proved its undoing is the 2G 'scam'. Right from the time, the CAG report came out, I had argued that not opting for the auction route for spectrum rights and adopting a first-come-first-served policy, based on a low price, did not constitute a scam.First, the policy had been practised by the NDA as well. Secondly, the low price ushered in competition and helped boost telecom density to great heights. So the policy itself was a success. Where things may have gone wrong- and this…
  • It doesn't happen only in India...

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    The nexus between crime and politics, which has been in the open in India in recent years, is by no means confined to India. It is a universal phenomenon. In Italy, a former senator and close business associate of ex-PM Berlusconi faces a seven-year jail term for his connection with the mafia, FT reports. He is now on the run from the law:Mr Dell’Utri was long considered one of Mr Berlusconi’s closest advisors. Both men have accused the courts of leftwing bias and have consistently denied allegations by prosecutors and  mafia turncoats that Mr Dell’Utri had acted as a go-between…
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    Atanu Dey On India's Development

  • A New Kind of Test

    Atanu Dey
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    TIME has a brief piece on an interesting change in what the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) tests. “Students will no longer be rewarded for the rote memorization of semi-obscure definitions. Instead, the words that the SAT will highlight in vocabulary questions will be “high utility” words that students are likely to encounter in life and reading beyond those four hours in the testing location. Even the most studied students won’t be able to breeze through vocab sections, matching a word with definition B by reflex; they’ll have to read and gather from the passage exactly what a…
  • Happy Bengali New Year

    Atanu Dey
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:18 am
    The Bengali calendar is loosely tied with the Hindu Vedic solar calendar, based on the Surya Siddhanta. As with many other variants of the Hindu solar calendar, the Bengali calendar commences in mid-April of the Gregorian year. The first day of the Bengali year therefore coincides with the mid-April new year in Mithila, Assam, Burma, Cambodia, Kerala, Manipur, Nepal, Odisha, Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu and Thailand. [Wiki.] The wiki also states that Poila Boishakh coincides with the New Years in many other Southern Asian calendars, including: Assamese New Year, or Rongali Bihu (India’s Assam…
  • Who Killed Indians at Jallianwala Bagh?

    Atanu Dey
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Today is the anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, was a seminal event in the British rule of India. On 13 April 1919, a crowd of non-violent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, had gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh garden in Amritsar, Punjab to protest the arrest of two leaders despite a curfew which had been recently declared. On the orders of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, the army fired on the crowd for ten minutes, directing their bullets largely towards the few open gates through which people…
  • Notes on GDP, money and wealth

    Atanu Dey
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:24 am
    Considering how ubiquitous talk about GDP and growth rates is, it is noteworthy that as a concept it is of fairly recent vintage. The idea of having a measure of the “income” of a country was invented by the American economist Simon Kuznets for use in a US Congressional report in 1934. The “product” part of gross domestic product refers to the production of goods and services. It is an aggregate measure–and hence a macroeconomic measure. It is a measure of the total amount of goods and services that an economy produces. Full disclosure: I am not a macroeconomist…
  • Medha Patkar is Helping Terrorists. Are you?

    Atanu Dey
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:55 am
    Medha Patkar is working hard for terrorists. Are you? Please help Medha & AAP help terrorists. (via @ChiragDesai)i — Atanu Dey (@atanudey) March 25, 2014
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  • AMD Introduces New Socketed AMD Sempron and AMD Athlon APU Products with AM1 Platform in India

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Chipmaker AMD today announced India availability of its new AM1 platform featuring  quad-core and dual-core variants of the AMD APUcodenamed “Kabini” into the component channel for system builders.The AM1 platform, branded with the AMD Athlon™ and AMD Sempron™ APU brands will deliver award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and “Jaguar” CPU cores on motherboards from the leading manufacturers. AMD Athlon™ 5150/5350 and AMD Sempron ™ 2650/3850APUs provide consumers a balanced computing experience on a socketed upgradable platform. AMD Athlon and AMD Sempron APUs…
  • Cyfr an IM App Enables Commerce with Messaging

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    iLyngo a Chicago based startup has launched a very interesting messaging app Cyfr  which combines fun instant messaging features—(the app allows users to create secret codes that only their friends can translate)—with mobile commerce by displaying personalized deals to its users based on the keywords in their chats and their GPS locations. For example, if a consumer is on the bus and replies to a friend’s Cyfr message about going to the beach with, “Yes, but I need a beach towel,” the app could show her a deal for 15% off a beach towel at a nearby store. By pairing mobile commerce…
  • nexGTv bags Pepsi IPL’s live streaming mobile rights second time in a row

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:37 am
    nexGTv, India’s premier mobile TV service has bagged the official mobile live streaming rights of Pepsi IPL 2014 season. Now the users of the mobile TV app will be able to enjoy all the Pepsi IPL action on their handsets. DigiVive has partnered for content with Times Internet, the digital arm of the Times of India Group. Apart from all the matches, the users will also be able to watch match repeats and highlights as all this will be available in the Video-on-Demand section. Pepsi IPL channel will be clubbed into existing subscription packs of nexGTv and hence users can simply subscribe to…
  • MBA graduates eye e-commerce jobs in India

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:26 am
    In a stamp of approval for the fast-growing startup ecosystem in the country, one-fourth of MBA students from across India’s top-tier business schools, including the IIMs, said they would prefer working for the fledgling e-commerce sector, pipping traditional favourites like consulting and financial services jobs. The sector, which has been flush with funds on the back of growing adoption of online shopping, is now the second most preferred job avenue for B-school graduates after the FMCG industry. Continuing with its rapid acceptance among management graduates, e-commerce has dethroned…
  • Exclusive Interview : Sahil Chalana , Founder of Coupon Aggregation portal

    27 Mar 2014 | 11:10 pm
    We spoke to Sahil Chalana, one of the Founders of, an online Coupon Aggregation and deal Discovery portal. Sahil, a BITS Pilani Alumnus, is also the CEO of 3.14 Digital , a digital performance marketing firm founded by him in 2010. 3.14 Digital has a large client base including, Educomp Raffles, NIIT Imperia, Foodpanda India etc. Q: So What is all about and What is the Business Model? is an online Coupons and Deal Discovery Platform featuring coupons from more than 300 ecommerce portals including top stores like Flipkart, Jabong, Myntra, and Snapdeal etc…
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    Hooked on Heat

  • I know the Muffin Man: Strawberry Banana Almond Muffin

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    As a kid, I loved sleeping in. Obviously, with school on weekdays, it was hard to keep my eyes shut with Mom screaming from the kitchen for me to get dressed. But not weekends. Aah… weekends were when I could get as much shut eye as I wanted – or rather, as much as my parents allowed me! There was a time when my Dad had to scan the markets to find an alarm loud enough to break my sweet slumber. Alas, even then Mom would come running to my room to shut it off before the neighbours heard the deafening shrill. But me, I did not even twitch a muscle. I truly believed that had I been Sleeping…
  • B is for… Bhuna Chicken

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Over six years ago when I first introduced the Intro to Indian Cooking series of this very blog, I had no idea I was about to start a cult following. What started as a simple desire to help a few of my friends and readers learn the basics of Indian cooking, enabling them to enjoy good food cooked in the comforts of home using fresh, readily available, and healthy ingredients, turned out to be one of THE best decisions I ever made in my writing/blogging career. The series was soon picked up by The Mississauga News as a monthly feature in their food section. Over the years, I’ve received…
  • Ask Meena: Confused Cook

    13 Feb 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Here is an email I received a few weeks ago that got me thinking, testing and dreaming recipes. Until last night, when I finally saw the table clearly laid out in mind waiting for hungry mouths to dig in, I was seeing ginger, garlic and onions everywhere! I tell you people, the things I do for the love of cooking! Dear Meena, I have a co-worker from India who is Jain. I’d like to invite him and his wife to dinner one of these days. Now the problem is I have no idea how to make anything without onion, ginger, potato etc! They are very strict about their food. Help! I want to serve at least…
  • Go Green: Palak Paneer

    28 Jan 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Being born and bred in the Arabian Gulf, everyone simply assumes I am the Guru when it comes to Mid-Eastern fare. But, in fact, I’ve only tasted hummus (and can now gulp down bowls of it!) a mere 10 years ago. In Canada. Yes, strange I know, but also true! You see, when we were growing up, hummus was almost a weekly guest at our table. My parents and siblings loved it, and relished every mouthful. I, on the other hand, thought it to be gooey (my husband would scorn with gooey not being a word!), and hence, never dared to give it a try. But since being with Hubby Dear, the adventurous soul…
  • Sweet Beginnings: Rainbow Cupcakes

    20 Jan 2014 | 9:12 pm
    What can I say. I caved. I didn’t want to. But I did. Growing up, I remember spending most of my vacation time in the summers pouring over mouth-wateringly tempting photographs of intricately designed cakes, cookies and other baked goodies. My mom had (or must I say, still does) this tendency to pick up wonderfully photographed cookbooks cramped with an even more delicious assortment of recipes. It’s no wonder where I’ve caught the bug from. One look at the many overstocked shelves throughout my home will give you a slight idea of my fixation to them. Heck, who am I kidding! I have…
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    Gurcharan Das

  • चयन का सही आधार

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    आने वाले कुछ सप्ताह में मैं मतदान करने के लिए जाऊंगा। मतदान बूथ पर मेरा सामना खामियों-खराबियों वाले उम्मीदवारों से होगा, लेकिन मेरे सामने उसे चुनने की मजबूरी होगी जिसमें सबसे कम खामी होगी। यहां सवाल यही है कि किस आधार पर मैं अपनी…
  • Secularism or growth? The choice is yours

    5 Apr 2014 | 11:41 pm
    This month’s national election may well be the most important in India’s history. Our country faces a limited window of oppor tunity called the ‘demographic dividend’ and if we elect the right candidate, prosperity will enter crores of lives. And in the course of time, India will become a middle class country. If we elect the wrong candidate, India will experience a ‘demographic disaster’ and the great hope of youth will turn into despair.India’s opportunity comes from being unique ly young — the large majority of people are of working age. Such a demographic situation gener…
  • Elect to transform India with these eight big ideas

    6 Mar 2014 | 3:42 am
    The world is divided between optimists and pessimists. Optimists believe that if the government invests in infrastructure, removes barriers facing entrepreneurs, jobs will multiply, the economy will grow, and the country will gradually turn middle class. Pessimists worry about problems— inequality, crony capitalism, degrading environment, etc. The problems are real but optimists focus on opportunities and lead nations to success. Let’s hope an optimist is elected in 2014 after a decade of UPA’s pessimism, and here are eight big ideas to help him/her restore India to health.First, bring…
  • अमर प्रेम के भ्रम से उपजी त्रासदी

    27 Feb 2014 | 12:31 am
    पिछले एक माह में रिश्तों में पैदा हुई त्रासदी से कई महत्वपूर्ण लोगों की जिंदगी में विनाश आया है। अच्छे लेखक और यूपीए सरकार में मंत्री शशि थरूर की पत्नी की दिल्ली में मौत हुई। कहा गया कि यह आत्महत्या थी। लगभग इसी समय फ्रांस की…
  • Modern marriages aren’t made in heaven

    2 Feb 2014 | 1:12 am
    In the past few weeks, sexual tragedies have blighted some prominent and attractive lives. Sunanda Pushkar, wife of the writer and minister, Shashi Tharoor, died recently in Delhi. Around the same time, the French First Lady, Valerie Treirweiler, had to be hospitalized in Paris. Both events followed revelations of alleged sexual affairs. Sunanda Pushkar accused her husband of an intimate relationship with a Pakistani journalist. Ms Treirweiler was devastated by the French president, Francois Hollande’s liaison with an actress; France’s first family split a few days later. These are not…
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  • UM motorcycles to launch Renegade series by October

    Vignesh Annamalai
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:47 am
    UM motorcycles has planned to enter in  the Indian market by October of this year. The US based manufacturer has showcased their two wheeler models at the 2014 Auto Expo. It plans to launch 100-400cc series bikes in India. The Renegade series will be the first launch from the manufacturer which includes 230cc Renegade commando and 200cc Renegade Sport. The UM motorcycles has already built their research and develop center in Delhi. Currently this plant develops two new engines – 350cc, water cooled, V-twin engine. Initially the company will bring the models as Completely Knocked Down…
  • Bajaj new Pulsar 150NS – Details

    Vignesh Annamalai
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:08 am
    Bajaj plans to launch new models of its famous Pulsar Series in order to update their complete Pulsar lineup. The company has been testing on Pulsar 150NS. Bajaj will launch this bike in the upcoming months. The introduction of Pulsar 150NS will happen before the launch of new Pulsar 200SS. The current Pulsar 150 is powered by an air-cooled, four stroke, DTS-I engine with 5 speed gearbox. The engine can generate maximum power output of 15.06PS at 9000rpm and maximum torque output of 12.5Nm at 6500rpm. The Pulsar 150NS will get an all new 4-valve, liquid cooled engine which is derived from…
  • Mahindra to launch new electric scooter GenZe in US

    Vignesh Annamalai
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Mahindra plans to launch a new electric scooter, GenZe in US by middle of this year.  GenZe has been developed in Silicon Valley. The scooter was first unveiled in US by last year. The company does not reveal the specification about the scooter. GeneZe offers large amount of space in the bucket which is located behind the vehicle. It gets weather proof 7 inch touch screen display which is more efficient than ordinary instrument cluster. It provides the data such as distance covered and battery remaining. The user can use the GPS application. This electric scooter gets space to carry laptop,…
  • Honda introduces Anniversary edition of Amaze

    Vignesh Annamalai
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today introduced the ‘Anniversary edition’ of its family sedan Honda Amaze to mark the 1st Anniversary of the car in the Indian Market. The ‘Anniversary edition’ comes loaded with distinctive sporty features including front under-spoiler, side under-spoiler, rear under-spoiler, trunk-spoiler along with door visors and exhaust pipe finisher.  The interiors of the car have been further enhanced with premium upholstery and contrasting wooden finish panel on the dashboard. These value additions have not only…
  • India Superbike Festival 2014 will be held in Bangalore

    Vignesh Annamalai
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    India Superbike Festival 2014 to be held on May 10 & 11 in Bangalore. Last year, the venue for second edition of India Superbike Festival (ISF) was in Pune at the Amanora Town Center mall. This time the venue for Indian Superbike Festival (ISF) is Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield which will be the third edition.  In that event the super motorcycles will be showcased by various manufacturers. Suzuki, BMW, KTM, Aprilia and Motorad were participated in the last year event. The ISF organizers expected that the participation of manufacturers would be high.The motorcycle accessories, spares and…
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  • When philosophy professors go to hell

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    SMBC gives them a preview of what they are in for. Scary!
  • Does Pedigree Matter?

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:12 pm
    It does, according to a recent study summarized by Scott Jaschik in Inside Higher Ed. One of the findings, for example, is this: "[Those who earned their PhD from a top university] were 22 percent more likely than others to be employed by a research university." Frankly, I am surprised that the correlation is not stronger.
  • Susan Watts: Society needs more than wonder to respect science

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    A very good column in Nature: There is a fundamental difference between science communication and science journalism. At the science communication end of the spectrum sit the stories that show people how exciting science can be, the discovery of a wonder material, perhaps, or a new subatomic particle. Explaining the significance of sightings of the Higgs boson or of gravitational waves from the early Universe takes real skill. Science journalism's job is to tell the stories that explore the murky underbelly of science, like the selling of bogus stem-cell cures to vulnerable patients. It is…
  • Two women's views on the Modi Masc

    12 Apr 2014 | 9:56 pm
    First, Mitali Saran's take in The Business Standard on the mantastic masculinity projected by the BJP leader and his band of macho men: Mr. Modi's Men: If you've been listening to the BJP's campaign ads - and it's hard to miss them - you know that they say two things: First, that the pride of the Hindu nation and culture is paramount, and second, that Mr Modi will restore and nurture that pride. Mr Modi will never let the nation's head be bowed; Mr Modi will never allow this soil to be desecrated; Mr Modi will protect women; Mr Modi will be the alpha male leader we all fantasise about. This…
  • Sartorial Choices of American College Students

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    ... As more and more students went to college, more and more went out into the world with new standards of dress. It is important to note that the number of college students grew tenfold in the first half of the 20th century. Q: What types of obstacles or pushback did students experience from college leaders? A: College leaders were far more interested in policing the activities of women and, in the 1940s, they developed elaborate dress codes as to when and where particular garments could be worn. Before that, dress codes were enforced by peer pressure or one-on-one interaction with the…
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    Project Why

  • of toffees, balloons and tea parties

    Anuradha Bakshi
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:22 pm
    These elections look more and more like the Mad hatter's Tea Party with toffees and balloons. This is what elections have come too. Toffees and Balloons and a tea party! This is what it has come down to: slandering and more slandering. And let us not forget the sprinkling's of 'off with their heads'!  We are really in wonderland or rather its very antonym: dread sea! The whole show is absurd. They are now even borrowing catchy lines from popular TV ads to make their point! I wonder what we can expect next.Though I agree with one of the star campaigners that these elections are or…
  • Up in the mountains he climbs...

    Anuradha Bakshi
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    I am one happy biddy today. Utpal alias Popples is up in the mountains on a school trip. It is a one week trip with rock climbing, rope climbing, trekking, sleeping in tents and even in a three star hotel! He told me about staying in a hotel when he called one day asking for new inner wear and socks and felt the old ones would blot do. he is becoming quite a little man.I am over the moon. Of course like the old worrying and dotty Maam'ji enquired about the details over and over but yesterday night he called me all excited and told me about his day and his sitting around a campfire and having…
  • The biggest reality show

    Anuradha Bakshi
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:07 am
    Watching what one could truly call the biggest reality show on the planet a.k.a the Elections leaves me bewildered and saddened. No matter which way you look at it, it all seems wrong as no one is willing to address the real questions that plague our country: malnutrition, education, health and most of all the poor. One of the candidates for what may be called a 5* constituency as it has returned a Prime Minister and now has an aspiring one in the fray, stated that no development is  visible and the people feel betrayed. Logic would make us believe that a high profile constituency should…
  • Right to Education

    Anuradha Bakshi
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Once again the Supreme Court has stayed all nursery admissions in Delhi and once again little children are paying for the total inefficiency of the administration. It makes us shudder at the kind of state machinery we have. They are not even able to get their act together to ensure the first step of the Right to Education Act: nursery admissions.When the Act was promulgated I knew that it would encounter huge obstacles as it just did not make sense. The state takes full responsibility of providing free and equitable education to ALL children in India and this can only be done if they make ALL…
  • They are boys, they will make mistakes

    Anuradha Bakshi
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:51 pm
    We have just learnt or rather been reminded of the fact that the most favoured contender to the top job in India is married. This is what he declared in his poll affidavit in Vadodara. A hasty explanation was proffered by his elder brother   who stated that the marriage was forced on Modi by his parents when he was a teenager in keeping with the old orthodox tradition of fixing marriages between children and that it was never consummated as Modi walked out of the marriage soon after it was solemnised. What is worrying is that he has left the field for "spouse" blank in four Assembly…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Philips India HR's journey in starting to build Social Media capability

    Gautam Ghosh
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Guest post by my colleague Zenobia Madon, General Manager - Talent Acquisition, Philips India.Philips India HR Team kick-started its HR initiatives in Social Media in August 2012. The Social Media for HR initiative was led by Yashwant Mahadik, Head of HR at Philips India as Yash had been keenly observing this space for sometime. The chief guest at the launch was Abhijit Bhaduri, CLO of Wipro, prolific blogger and a social media evangelist for HR.After the launch, Yash and Abhijit were in touch and continued to share updates on how the initiatives were going on.  Yash confided to Abhijit…
  • Skills needed to succeed in the 21st Century

    Gautam Ghosh
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
    So I asked my Twitter community what are the skills they thought would be needed to succeed in the 21st CenturyHere is what they said:[View the story "Skills needed to succeed in the 21st Century" on Storify]If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • WSJ's flawed story comparing US and Indian salaries

    Gautam Ghosh
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:06 am
    WSJ has an India focused blog called India Realtime, and its journalist Preetika Rana recently posted a story comparing US and Indian salaries. However she did add a caveat.True, wages are relative to purchasing power parity, and differ from country to country, but the pay gap between India and the U.S. has been cause of a recent rift between the world’s two largest democracies. Earlier this year, a Manhattan court indicted a New York-based Indian diplomat for alleged visa fraud after she was accused of underpaying her Indian domestic helper. The maid, who was paid close to $7,000 a year,…
  • Research on Social Learning by Saba and HCM Advisory Group

    Gautam Ghosh
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:59 am
    The folks at Saba and HCM Advisory Group did a survey of Social Learning practices at organizations and they released some interesting findings.Some Key Findings were:Learning is a driver: 65.7 percent of organizations are using social technologies for learning to some extent. Social learning supports the learning culture: 63.9 percent of organizations are motivated to use social learning to support a culture of learning. Discussion and communication reign supreme: 59.5 percent of organizations are using discussion forums, 57.9 percent are using internal blogs, and 54.9 percent are…
  • Thriving in a VUCA world

    Gautam Ghosh
    26 Feb 2014 | 8:46 pm
    The term VUCA was made by the US Army to describe a world in which things are Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.The world is becoming more and more VUCA and while organizations try grappling with it, what should individuals do? What are the skills needed to thrive in these VUCA times?This FastCompany article makes a case that Generation Flux, people who embrace continuous new skills will be the one to succeed in this chaotic world.Some excerpts, go read the full article:What defines GenFlux is a mind-set that embraces instability, that tolerates--and even enjoys--recalibrating…
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    India Travel & Photography Blog

  • Travelling and Finding Peace and Joy in Faraway Places – Five Locations, Five Experiences

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    In the summer of 2002, I decided not to live my life sitting holed up in the city. I made up my mind to take every opportunity to travel and see the beautiful country we have. On the next holiday-slot available, I headed towards the Himalayas, to walk in the wilderness and see the snow peaks. I had never known what high-altitude meant, till then. My good karma took me to Sikkim, where I saw a new world. I discovered that people can be so friendly that you completely drop your guard and walk around with a wide grin instead. I saw woods so thick that it is impossible to set a foot through them.
  • A Kalyani in Hampi

    13 Apr 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Many Stone Mantapa (pavilions) and kalyani (tank) are found in every corner of the ancient city of Hampi, Karnataka. Here is an attempt to juxtapose them together. The monsoon clouds helped decorate the sky as well.   Related PostsMonsoon Days in Hampi, KarnatakaMonsoon Days in HampiPhoto of the Day – Caretaker Monk – BhutanMoods of the Market Rose Ringed Parakeets The post A Kalyani in Hampi appeared first on India Travel & Photography Blog.
  • Kitchen of a Khanavali

    12 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    ‘Jolada Rotti’ (rotti–flat bread–made from sorghum floor) is one of the commonly available foods in the restaurants of north Karnataka. Traditional eateries of this region are called ‘Khanavali’ where you can expect Jolada Rotti to be served with a side-dish, fenugreek leaves and chutney-pudi (spicy powder as accompaniments). Seen in the photograph is a kitchen of a Khanavali in Badami, Karnataka, where women are preparing Jolada Rotti on a wood-fired stove. They work for a good part of the day and make several hundreds of them everyday. This story…
  • Ladakh – Tso Moriri Lake Frozen in Winter

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Come winter, the beautiful azure lakes of Ladakh freeze over and turn white. This January, Tso Moriri Lake in Changthang Plateau had formed a thick layer of ice on the surface, and had buckled to its own pressure at places. The night-time temperatures probably hovered around 25 below zero, which made it a warmer than usual winter! This story originally appeared in India Travel & Photography Blog. Related PostsWinter in Ladakh: A Frozen Indus River Frozen Pangong LakeImage: AudiencePangong Lake in WinterLadakh – Tso Moriri – Images The post Ladakh – Tso Moriri Lake…
  • Snap Stories – With the elephant god

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    Snap Stories is a monthly column I write for a travel magazine. ‘With the elephant god’ was published in April 2014. I frequently visit the historical town of Hampi on work. It is a large area filled with monuments—temples, mantapa and palaces. Most of the temples are in some degree of ruin today and have no deities to worship. But Virupaksha Temple, now the heart of the town, has remained intact and is the only place that sees a daily puja. This story is about Lakshmi, the resident elephant at the Virupaksha Temple. From my very first visit, I was charmed by this gentle giant and have…
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    The Startup Guy

  • Bootstrapping, not an excuse for being cheap

    Vijay Anand
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:18 am
    I witness the scenario on both sides of the table.  A startup provides a solution to a problem; solves it elegantly. And makes it seamless for its users. They use a few other products too – that solves some of their non-core functions elegantly. They grow out of its free usage, but they don’t pay. And they sit and break their heads, day in and day out as to why on earth,  many of its heavy users not converting. I too do wonder why. Karma, is a bitch. We don’t negotiate with the entity that provides the electricity, nor the ISP who provides the pipeline, nor the bank who…
  • How to ask for a (startup) Job

    Vijay Anand
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    I am puzzled by reading emails where it says nothing but “Hi, I am looking for a Job”, and so do many of the startup founders I know of. Trust me, there is a need for good talent, but a talent that doesn’t even bother to explain what they do is categorized quickly into the “no” bucket. Giving everyone the benefit of the doubt, and since everyone is so good at following templates, here is a template of what MUST go into an introduction email – if you are reaching out to someone for a job. Applies for most things, but specifically more so, when it comes to…
  • Why I am on Pracly

    Vijay Anand
    19 Mar 2014 | 4:14 am
    First things first, Pracly is a startup that we are supporting under our Pre-Accelerator Program at The Startup Centre, that helps connect entrepreneurs and startups with expert advice.   So, here’s the story: I get anywhere between 10 – 15 chat requests on Facebook  with people asking questions about various things. Perhaps about 20 odd messages that are just broadcasted (like my page, we are launching etc – without expecting a response), and I get about 20+ emails a day with people asking for specific suggestions about their venture or asking for a time to meet.
  • Why Internships are broken

    Vijay Anand
    21 Feb 2014 | 12:02 am
    Having a thread about internships going on and I am realizing how long I’ve been having this conversation, but nothing has changed. 1. Two months of internship isn’t useful at all. It takes about 3-4 weeks for anyone to get inducted into a work environment, and another 2-3 weeks to transition out. And these interns take a few days off in between. What’s left? 2. Its good exposure for the interns, because its the first exposure of a real work environment – and unlike a large company, you cant chillax in a startup. You feel the grind and its helpful. However it is…
  • Eventifier : When they started

    Vijay Anand
    2 Dec 2013 | 11:20 am
    When We first met them, they were these three scrawny (they still are) boys with dreams in their eyes and clearly uncomfortable in a city that was alien to them. They hesitated before every word they spoke and they were cautious and trying hard not to say the wrong thing. It was one of the editions of In50hrs in Chennai. They pitched an idea. It wasn’t bad, but not one that you would want to build a startup around. As one of the mentors who was around, I let them know that. When I came back, they had a new idea on their mind, and this time they had associated it with the things we were…
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    Delhi Greens Blog

  • At the Brink of a Crisis: Ground Water Scenario in Delhi

    A.P. Jayanthi
    21 Mar 2014 | 10:28 pm
    While the neighbouring cities of Gurgaon and NOIDA have exhausted their ground water and are nearly on their deathbed, the citizens of Delhi heard grand promises of 700 litres of free drinking water each day along with a 50% reduction in electricity tariff. Such assurance, undoubtedly, made a fancy election manifesto. However, parties promising any […]
  • Wanted: A Sustainable City for Women

    A.P. Jayanthi
    7 Mar 2014 | 5:57 pm
    The gender dimension of city planning had long been overlooked. Delhi needs to improve the design of streets and buildings, training and sensitizing police, and hiring more women police officers. The city’s physical environment must be reworked—for example, through better street lighting, building better alternatives to dark and secluded walkways, or even positioning bus stops in safer areas.
  • Invite to Flower Show and Antardhvani 2014 at University of Delhi

    13 Feb 2014 | 11:18 am
    The University of Delhi invites the citizens of Delhi and around to the Flower Show and Antardhvani Cultural Festival. The University of Delhi is the most popular university in all of India, attracting students from across the country and world.  It is that time of the year again in the university! Antardhvani 2014 is a […]
  • Kofi Annan on 5 Day ‘Environmental Mission’ Visit to India

    4 Feb 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan will arrive in New Delhi today to deliver the inaugural address at the 14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS). Mr Annan will also meet the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to exchange views on political and economic developments in the […]
  • Public Lecture on Governing South Asia’s Forests at NMML

    4 Feb 2014 | 11:01 am
    The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture on the topic ‘Governing South Asia’s Forests: Does women’s presence make a difference?’ as part of the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ Series. The Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Bina Agarwal of the University of Manchester, UK and Institute of Economic […]
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    Awesome Cuisine

  • சென்னா மசாலா

    Praveen Kumar
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    தேவையான பொருட்கள் வெள்ளை கொண்ட கடலை சென்னா (சுண்டல்) – 5௦ கிராம் வெங்காயம் – 75 கிராம் கொத்தமல்லி – அரை கொத்து தனியா பவுடர் – அரை தேகரண்டி தக்காளி – 75 கிராம் சென்னா மசாலா பவுடர் – மூன்று தேகரண்டி எண்ணெய் – தேவையான அளவு உப்பு –…
  • சோளா பூரி

    Praveen Kumar
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    தேவையான பொருட்கள் மைதா மாவு – 25௦ கிராம் தயிர் – 5௦ கிராம் எண்ணெய் – தேவையான அளவு உப்பு – தேவைகேற்ப ஆப்பசோடா மாவு – ஒரு துளி செய்முறை மைதா மாவை தயிருடன் ஆப்பசோடா மாவு, தண்ணீர் 6௦% சேர்த்து மிருதுவகயும் வரை நன்கு புசையவும்.
  • Bajra Khichdi

    Praveen Kumar
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    A healthy and nutritious Rajasthani recipe that is rich protein, iron and fibre. Ingredients: Bajra (Kambu) – 1 cup, cleaned Split Green Gram – 1/2 cup CUmin Seeds – 1 tsp Cloves – 2 Ginger – 2 tsp, grated Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Green Chillies – 2 Curry Leaves – few Ghee – 3 […]
  • Mixed Fruit Salad

    Praveen Kumar
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    Mixed Fruit Salad
  • Kiwi Smoothie

    Praveen Kumar
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    Ingredients: Kiwi Fruit – 2 Thick Curd – 1/2 cup Milk – 1 cup Sugar – 2 tblsp, powdered Almonds – 1 tblsp, grated Ice cubes – 2 Method: 1. Peel and chop the kiwi fruits. 2. Add the chopped fruits to a blender. 3. Add curd, milk, sugar and ice cubes. 4. Blend well […]
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    Coffee With Sundar

  • Ashish Goel – Life at Stanford University, Stanford Design Program

    Sundar Rajan G S
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:56 am
    Hi All, Today we have Ashish Goel talking about his life at Stanford University while doing a Design Thinking Program. Regards Sundar Rajan G S * Brief Intro about yourself Grew up in Gurgaon. Studied Biochemical Engineering at IIT Delhi, worked at a consulting startup for a year before staring, which I was a part of for ~5 years. Did a few other short gigs before going to graduate school. * Entry Criteria: - Approx CGPA range Undergraduate CGPA 7.5 - Gre & Toefl scores range 1480 GRE Score, TOEFL waived - Research Experience at undergraduate level None - Does the graduate…
  • Vivek Narayanan – Life at University of California, Berkeley

    Sundar Rajan G S
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Hi All, Today is the 6th anniversary for CWS and I am restarting University Cafe. We have Vivek Narayanan talking about his life at University of California, Berkeley. Thanks you so much for your time and effort Vivek. Much appreciated.   Regards Sundar Rajan G S * Brief Intro about yourself Did my schooling in Chennai and came to NIT Trichy to pursue my undergraduate education in Chemical Engineering (after turning a full scholarship and admission into National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University) Graduated from NIT Trichy in 2009 and been in the San Francisco…
  • Rajat – Founder, Krush

    Sundar Rajan G S
    13 Feb 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Love is in the air on valentine’s day. Rajat, founder of Krush, is going to talk about his new entrepreneurial initiative which plays the cupid! Welcome Rajat. Me: Sundar Rajan G S R: Rajat, founder of Krush – Dating App Me: Hi Rajat, Welcome to Coffee With Sundar. Tell us about yourself and Krush? Thanks for having me, Sundar. I’m a Bangalore-born college dropout and I have been an entrepreneur in different ways since I was a teen. The idea for Krush came to me in college when I had to tactfully deflect awkward requests for introductions to girls I knew. There were also…
  • Priyanka Gupta – Cofounder, India Book Store

    Sundar Rajan G S
    17 Jan 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Hi All, Wish you all a very happy new year 2014. Let the new year provide opportunities for us to seek and learn and follow our dreams. Today we have Priyanka, co-founder of India Book Store –, talking about her dream initiative! Me: Sundar Rajan G S PG: Priyanka Gupta Me: Hi Priyanka, Welcome to Coffee With Sundar. Tell us about yourself and IndiaBookStore? How big is your team now? PG: Thanks Sundar for inviting me for this interview, I am as excited as celebs on ‘Koffee with Karan’ About me, I am an IITKanpur alumni (2005 batch). I have worked in 4…
  • Untangle & Chase your dreams! Happy 2014!

    Sundar Rajan G S
    31 Dec 2013 | 7:32 am
    Time just keeps flying. Last year, I was in London writing the yearly post where I take a moment and reflect my life. Now I am sitting here in Bangalore. In a blink of a moment, my life has changed. So many things changed this year! Probably one of the craziest years in the recent past for me. I was Living a life of a zombie at the start of the year, without any friends and family. I resigned from investment banking. Left everything in London and came back to India. Partly forced by circumstances. Partly, In pursuit of a dream! To live a life with high ideals! How naively optimistic I was! I…
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    Ashutosh Nilkanth's Blog

  • Will You Take $100 Now or $200 in a Month?

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Last month, Professor Andrei Linde, who’s said to be the father of the theory of cosmic inflation, was surprised by his assistant with the ‘smoking gun’ evidence of the origins of the universe. After having waited over 30 years, the new proof (of gravitational waves from the Big Bang) supports his idea that the universe expanded extremely quickly after it was born. Celebrating the breakthrough, Professor Linde made an interesting remark: If this is true, this is a moment of understanding of nature, of such a magnitude that it just overwhelms, and let’s see, let just…
  • Don’t Stop Talking About Your Ideas

    21 Jan 2013 | 6:24 pm
    A tweet this morning pointed to an article titled “Stop talking about your brilliant startup idea!“, in which a fellow Melbournian writes (in summary): Nobody cares about your idea. Stop talking to your friends about your ideas. Stop talking to customers about your ideas. Stop telling me your ideas. As harsh as that may sound, there is a better reason to “stop talking.” There’s plenty of scientific evidence on the notion of secrecy, which shows that people who talk about their intentions are less likely to make them happen. Derek Sivers wrote about it a few years…
  • The Negative Power of Positive Thinking

    13 Aug 2012 | 7:12 pm
    Lately, I’ve been focusing on attaining more discipline in my professional life as a startup founder. It had become apparent to me that I needed to step up and make it happen. Striving for it has raised an interesting question in my mind — could positive thinking be delusional at times, and consequently counter-productive? You see, a positive mindset can often lead to a mirage, a state of daydreaming that fools us into believing that we are self-aware and in complete control. Most people have to confront sloth, as I did too, due to the comfort zone nested by immoderate…
  • How Can Hackers Help In The Fight Against Cancer?

    17 Apr 2012 | 11:37 pm
    When 1 in 3 humans are affected by a disease, it needs attention and help from all corners. There are many types of cancers, so it’s hard to say if we’ll ever be able to completely cure cancer. But prevention, early detection and proper care are crucial in cancer diagnosis and its treatment. As David Agus, a cancer doctor, would like to say: In health care today, we spend most of the dollars — in terms of treating disease — in the last two years of a person’s life. I pondered on it one evening and thought I’d find out about some “programmable” possibilities…
  • Reverse Schlep Blindness

    16 Jan 2012 | 12:30 am
    Ever insightful, Paul Graham, recently wrote about Schlep Blindness, a phenomenon related to overlooking hard and unpleasant problems: Why work on problems few care much about and no one will pay for, when you could fix one of the most important components of the world’s infrastructure? Because schlep blindness prevented people from even considering the [difficult] idea of fixing payments [that Stripe is doing]. I completely agree with Paul. However, I also tend to think that there’s a reverse schlep blindness at play in a lot of cases. Some startup founders often subconsciously…
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    Ghumakkar - Inspiring travel experiences.

  • Skydiving Experience

    Shrinidhi Hande
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    I opted for tandem jump. On the assigned day, I reached Mysore airport. Staff from Kakini enterprises, organizers of the skydiving arrived later. There were about a dozen participants that day and my turn was at the end. That day's group had few air force personnel and some adventure seekers like me. Those performing static dive had to undergo training previous afternoon and clear a test that morning, before instructor felt confident that they're good to go. (Static dive is done without instructor, hence students should be familiar with emergency operations). A small Cessna would take…
  • How I got the real flavour of Switzerland

    Swapnil Shrivastava
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    On top of all this it had started drizzling, I still remember the walk. With my phone serving as the music player and torch and the hood of my rucksack as a pseudo rain coat, I walked across the dark pathways hearing distant bell tinging which was coming from nearby farmland. I walked across “cows” and saw “PRIVAT” sign board, and heaved a sigh of relief after meeting the hosts.
  • Ghumakkar Featured Author Interview with patient and flexible Roopesh

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Roopesh was kind enough to take time out on a weekday for the interview even though he preferred talking on a weekend. When I called him at 7:00pm he was still in office but was cool and composed and not in a hurry to end the conversation. He handled all of my questions with immense patience and came across as someone who will always be comfortable in whatever situation he is placed in. There was no dearth of topics we could talk about and our conversation effortlessly moved from one to another, and by the time the interview ended, we had talked at length about several interesting subjects.
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    India Political Blog

  • Books highlighting the internal problems in the Congress Government

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    In the current elections for Parliament in 2014, all the opinion polls have projected that the BJP is going pretty strong and might be reaching a point where it could get a majority in terms of the alliance, the NDA. These polls have also projected that the Congress is going down pretty badly, and might [...]
  • Getting back black money of Indians from overseas: Who is serious ?

    26 Mar 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The concept of getting back black money deposited by Indian abroad is an old concept. Most research and studies predict that Indians have a large amount of black money abroad, located in different places (although most people talk about Switzerland as the place where there is a lot of Indian black money). Why is this [...]
  • Where is Rahul Gandhi’s promise on corruption ?

    25 Mar 2014 | 1:18 pm
    This is the main problem with politics; people make promises to try and ensure a better image for themselves with the people, including the voting citizens, and then have to make a step back when faced with some hard realities. However, by this time, there is very little sympathy for them, for the hard choices [...]
  • Aadhar – will it continue after the court order ?

    24 Mar 2014 | 1:35 pm
    This is something that has me terribly confused. And when I try to make sense out of it, the conclusion that comes out of the whole Aadhar affair is that somebody (or a number of people) in the Government apparently did not do their homework properly. And since the Government has projected that the total [...]
  • Is the BJP running out of steam, or are these just minor hiccups ?

    23 Mar 2014 | 1:54 pm
    For some time now, the BJP has been a party that is clearly in the front. There is a huge amount of anti-incumbency in the country, and the BJP has been capitalizing on that feeling. Narendra Modi has been showing the development of Gujarat as a model for the rest of the country, as a [...]
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    Sommelier India - India's only wine magazine

  • Analjit Singh a likely investor in Indian wine market

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Analjit Singh who recently acquired a South African winery, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines now trains his sights on Nashik Vintners' Sula. Read TOI report.
  • VINITALY 2014 kicks off with high expectations

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    The 48th edition of Vinitaly, the International Wine and Spirit Exhibition along with Sol&Agrifood and Enolitech opened on April 6, 2014, at Veronafiere. Extending over four days from 6 to 9 April 2014, the Vinitaly trade show is worth more than 12 billion euros in Italy, employs 1.2 million people and in 2013 posted exports worth more than 5 billion euros, an increase of 7.3% over the previous year, states an offical press release.
  • Indian Wines at Vinitaly 2014

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Indian wines are appearing increasingly on the international radar as they become known through exports or at international wine shows. Fratelli and Sula are appearing for the first time at Vinitaly 2014, reports TOI here.
  • Cigars - Better Than Cubans?

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:18 am
    Spring in New York City is a celebration. As someone who divides his time between India and New York, I always make it a point to be in New York for April's cherry blossoms. While the morning is crisp, the day warms up by the afternoon, enough to get a barbecue going with good friends, a beverage of choice and, most significantly, cigars. Nitin Madan makes a persuasive case for non-Cuban cigars.
  • Le Club FICOFI - Haute Couture of Wine

    29 Mar 2014 | 10:49 pm
    FICOFI is a French luxury company established by Bordelais Philippe Capdouze in 1990, specialising in fine wine and related services, as do many other companies, but none in anything like the same manner, writes Steven Spurrier, pictured left, at a Le Club FICOFI dinner in Paris.
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    MediaNama: Digital Media in India

  • Zebra Technologies to buy Motorola’s enterprise biz for $3.45 Bn

    Jalaja Ramanunni
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    NASDAQ-listed barcode printer marker Zebra Technologies has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Motorola Solutions’ enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. Zebra is financing the deal with $200 million of cash and $3.25 billion in debt and the deal is expected to be completed by end of 2014. Interestingly, this debt is almost as much as Zebra itself is worth, as indicated by The Independent. The company had a market cap of $3.43 million at market close day before and had a market cap of $3.22 billion at market close yesterday. What’s also…
  • MapmyIndia ties up with Snap Cab for Locate; Why not power SOS feature for cab services?

    Vikas SN
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Location based services and maps company MapmyIndia has partnered with Noida-based cab service Snap Cab in what seems to a distribution tie-up for its people locator app MapmyIndia Locate. As part of this partnership, Snap Cab will be offering MapmyIndia Locate app on its website and a link to the mobile app as part of the booking confirmation text message sent to passengers once they book a cab. Passengers would be able to use this app to share their location and provide live journey tracking to their friends & family. The deal period or the terms of the partnership were not…
  • Google revenues at $15.42 Bn for Q1 2014; Paid clicks up 26% while CPC fell 9%

    Vikas SN
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    In the quarter where Google sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.9 billion, the company has reported consolidated revenues of $15.42 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, registering a 19% increase from $12.95 billion revenue in the same quarter last year. Note that these revenues includes a traffic acquisition cost of $3.23 billion for the quarter. Google has also stopped including Motorola Mobility revenues within its consolidated results, presenting it as “discontinued operations”. Highlights - Google owned sites vs network: Google-owned sites reported revenues…
  • Naukri: Media Hiring Down 7% YoY in March 2014

    Jalaja Ramanunni
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Hiring in the media and entertainment segment has gone down by 7% from last year, according to Naukri Job Speak Index. It has also declined by 14% from Feb 2014 to March 2014.‘s Job Speak Index is an indicator of job listings on its portal, the hiring activity in the Media sector (which includes Internet and Mobile sectors). On the basis of job listings added to the site, has observed various sectors like IT, BFSI, media, oil and gas etc. for this study.
  • Durga Raghunath Takes Over As CEO Of Network18 Digital

    Nikhil Pahwa
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Durga Raghunath has been appointed CEO of Network18 Digital (previously Web18), elevated from her position as as CEO of FirstPost. Raghunath takes over from Lakshni Narasimhan, who is being moved into a corporate role. Raghunath will be responsible for all of Network18 Digital’s content properties, including (their cash-cow), FirstPost (which she helped build from the ground up), Burrp (the listing and reviews business), First Biz (the business focused version of FirstPost), and (the groups state and local news portal). Raghunath’s elevation, and moving…
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  • Entrepreneurship training in India

    A.S Rao
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:22 pm
    EY Entrepreneurship Barometer 2013 places in India at rank 11, scores in access to funds, entrepreneurship culture are at same rank. Lower rank of  19 for tax & regulation and higher rank of 5 for coordinated support are also on expected lines. But lower rank of 20 at the bottom for education and training is a surprise. What is this parameter and why are doing this activity so badly?Entrepreneurship education uses indicators like  Pre-university education, University education, Entrepreneurship specific training and Informal education/lifelong learning. The survey findings on…
  • E Governance in Estonia

    A.S Rao
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:53 pm
    AADHAAR hopefully will survive political transition. It is interesting to learn how a small country Estonia embraced technology to provide e-governance to its citizens.Electronic government is the use of information and communication  technologies in government to provide public services, to improve  managerial effectiveness and to promote democratic values and  mechanisms; as well as a regulatory framework that facilitates  information intensive initiatives and fosters the knowledge society.Estonia of the 1990s did not have an industrial policy, nor did it engage in…
  • MNCs offer to donate technologies to Social Entrepreneurs targeting poverty reduction.

    A.S Rao
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    Potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to reduce poverty by improving poor people’s access to education, health, government and financial services has led to many programs in India and Outside. Popular are ICT plans to help small farmers and artisans by connecting them to markets. Health and solar are another group of technologies leveraged by social entrepreneurs.Capital remains main concern of social entrepreneurs , while technology deployed is undifferentiated/ open/ non-exclusive, the business plan netting the funding has to be innovative. The new generation…
  • DIPP discussion paper: Towards strong and meaningful university-industry collaboration and creation of sustainable competitive advantage in manufacturing - Missing links and way forward

    A.S Rao
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:44 pm
    The paper can downloaded from here.Suggestions and recommendations made in this discussion paper are:4.1.1 Targeted investments by Government in R&D projects of national importance over a reasonable horizon, say 5 years: 4.1.2. Enactment of the Indian version of a law such as the one passed in Japan in 1998 for promoting the establishment of  technology licensing/ transfer organisations (TLOs) with authority to license some university inventions and to channel royalties back to the inventors, their laboratories and their universities.4.1.3.Enabling stronger University-Industry…
  • Long Coastline of Andhra : a discovery by policy makers

    A.S Rao
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:28 am
    Once arrival of new state of Andhra is announced, politicians are busy searching for clothes to dress the baby. Andhra politicians discovered long coast line and daily assure the public that this strategic advantage would transform economy of new state. It may be possible to build ports, power plants, economic corridors provided the coastal land is not eaten away by cyclones. The long coast needs natural or manmade sources, which can dissipate or deflect the potential wind and wave energy and protect the coastal life and properties from the calamities,  called as coastal…
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    Marketing in India

  • Interview with D Shivakumar, PepsiCo CEO

    Rajesh Aithal
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    Recently had an opportunity to listen to him at a conference and would rate him very high on his understanding of the Indian market. In the conference he spoke more about telecom  market where he has substantial experience.In this interview he shares his view on the foods business, lots of food for thought....
  • Summer Brands

    Rajesh Aithal
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:28 pm
    With Summer setting in many marketers are rolling up their sleeves for the hot summer sales which will follow, most excited would be the Ice cream , Soft drink and AC marketers.....Yesterday was in a typical kirana store buying the monthly regulars, interestingly the small shop is exactly on top of a larger EasyDay shop...but more on that later..In the shop I saw the packs of Rasna ready-to-make drink, and suddenly started feeling nostalgic on how central the brand use to 25-30 years back in terms of the summer experience. The presence of the Rasna bottle in the monthly purchase bag would…
  • Review – The wave Rider By Ajit Balakrishnan

    Rajesh Aithal
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:28 am
    Just finished the book so thought will write a quick review…The author is the founder and CEO of I think most of us ( meaning my age group) would have had a rediff mail account at some point.A short book, around 160 pages leaving out the notes, and quite well written, where the author makes an attempt at mapping out the IT revolution. The name of the book itself is interesting and somewhere an acknowledgement by the author that the rise of was the fact of being at the right place at the right time…The book is a part history of and part author’s…
  • Product Innovation for Indian Markets - LG Evercool Refrigerator

    Rajesh Aithal
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Wanted to share this ad many months back,when I first saw the ad...Another example of Innovation for Indian consumers. For most of the tier-II city residents in the country this feature "Longest Cooling During Power Cut" makes a lot of sense...  
  • Emergence of New Product Categories in Grocery

    Rajesh Aithal
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    Normally we assume that in grocery as a category one would not see many new categories emerge, but for the last couple of years or slightly more one can see at least 4-5 new categories emerge and become high growth categories..The new categories are, OatsGreen TeaOlive oilFrozen food (the likes of smiles….)There seems to be two strong reasons for the emergence of these categories, one is the increasing health consciousness among the Indian consumers and second is the increasing presence of organized retail. The first factor heavily influences three out of the four categories, but the…
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  • Bhavana, Bhavya, Radhika, Ragini, Shruthi, Tara…

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    The 2014 election campaign saw Karnataka taking some giant steps towards emulating the cinema-obsessed politics of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, with film actors (and actresses) of varying waist (and goggle) sizes turning up to campaign for political parties and candidates; some officially, many not. Sadly, reality just kicked in. The stars were only for the “road shows”, to provide some box-office glamour to the beauty parade of the not-so-beautiful, which is what realpolitik is. The real hard-bones electoral work at the booths tomorrow will be done by these folk, some of whose…
  • CHURUMURI POLL: Who’s ahead in Karnataka?

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    Take Our Poll From a Karnataka perspective, the 2014 Lok Sabha election has been a roller-coaster ride. After the Congress’s thumping return to power in the 2013 assembly elections, the party believed it would repeat its showing in the general elections, thus making up for what is certain to be a serious rout in the Seemandhra region, following the noisy creation of the Telengana state. The populist decisions undertaken by the Siddaramaiah government was also supposed to help to add to the Congress tally in Karnataka (Congress bagged 8 of the 28 seats, against the BJP’s 18 and the…
  • When a general election is an ‘agni pareeksha’

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    The Congress candidate for the Davanagere Lok Sabha constituency, S.S. Mallikarjuna, walks over somewhat smouldering, somewhat dying coal embers during a pit stop as part of campaigning in the central Karnataka town once renowned for its textile mills, on Monday. In true Congress style, which Rahul Gandhi says he wants to overthrow but cannot quite come around to doing it, the constituency was earlier represented by Mallikarjuna’s father, the education magnate Shamanur Shivashankarappa. Photograph: Karnataka Photo NewsFiled under: Kannada & Karnataka Tagged: Churumuri, Congress,…
  • When an Editor salutes a politician, it’s news

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    Star of Mysore editor-in-chief K.B. Ganapathy (right) with the politician H.S. Shankaralinge Gowda, who passed away yesterday The relationship between politicians and journalists is usually an after-dark activity in India, with neither participant ready or willing to put the other’s involvement on the record. Wise heads in politics will counsel newcomers against getting too close to journalists, because, well, you never know when the snake could discover its fangs. Grey beards in journalism will lament such proximity, because, well, it could harm the holy grail of our profession that…
  • Khushwant Singh dies 24 years after his obituary

    20 Mar 2014 | 1:09 am
    Khushwant Singh, the self-proclaimed “dirty old man of Indian journalism”, has passed away at the age of 99. Exactly, 30 years ago, when Singh was 69, the journalist Dhiren Bhagat wrote a pre-obituary of the “sardar in the light bulb” for the now-defunct Sunday Observer. Ironically, Dhiren Bhagat was to predecease Singh by 24 years, and Khushwant Singh ended up reviewing a collection of his work for India Today in 1990. Below is the full text of Dhiren Bhagat’s “obituary”, written for the February 13, 1983 edition of The Sunday Observer. By DHIREN…
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    Global Voices » South Asia

  • 9 Essentials Uncles You Need In Sri Lanka

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Cerno opines that ordinary Sri Lankans need the right network of relationships with many ‘powerful uncles’ to survive properly. Written by Rezwan · comments (0) Donate · Share: facebook · twitter · googleplus · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious
  • The State Of Women In The Present Indian Society

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Transhuman Collective (THC), a brainchild of Soham Sarcar & Snehali Shah, is a multidisciplinary collaborative project based on the philosophy of Transhumanism. In this moving video created and uploded to YouTube by it is revealed that there is lack of basic respect for women in Indian patriarchal society. To add to this media plays a pivotal role in shaping the mindset and attitude of the Indian Society. Written by Rezwan · comments (1) Donate · Share: facebook · twitter · googleplus · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious
  • The Role Of Media In The Indian General Elections 2014

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Vidyut at AamJanata, the common man's blog, writes an open letter to the Indian media criticizing its role in reporting about the ongoing Indian Lok Sabha elections. Media has failed to report adequately on the implications of perception engineering through doctored poll surveys. Media has failed to draw attention to the problems being reported with ballot boxes. Media has failed to provide adequate disclosure of broadcasts of event feeds provided by political parties – which essentially amounts to free advertising time. Written by Rezwan · comments (0) Donate · Share:…
  • Meet India's Most Powerful Women Politicians

    Manasi Gopalakrishnan
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Sonia Gandhi, current AICC president and widow of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi campaigns for Assembly elections in the eastern state of Nagaland. Image by Caisii Mao. Copyright Demotix (7/2/2014) India may be infamous for the crimes committed against women within its borders, but the country has several female leaders who have risen to the top and changed the course of the country's politics. With India's general elections – the world's largest – underway, get to know a little more about the country's leading women politicians.  Sonia…
  • PHOTOS: Massive Art Installation in Pakistan Targets American Drone Operators

    Sahar Habib Ghazi
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Ariel view of the poster. From the #NotABugSplat campaign website. Photo meant for press use. With the help of locals, an artists collective associated with an anti-drone campaign, installed a massive poster of a drone survivor in the fields of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a province that borders Waziristan, the tribal areas where US predator drones have been hovering over since 2004.  The initiative aims to give civilian casualties in US drones attacks a human face. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, since 2004, more than 380 drones have targeted Pakistan, killing…
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  • Sona Mohapatra's new track 'Dil Aaj Kal' created with 90's background in mind

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    Popular Bollywood singer Sona Mohapatra has released a teaser clip for her track titled 'Dil Aaj Kal- Unplugged' from the upcoming movie 'Purani Jeans' directed by Tanushri Chattrji Bassu. The 37 year old singer built up anticipation for the track a few days ago when she revealed in a Facebook post that she had a new track coming out soon and captioned it "Spring-Summer #Love with a dash of hormones".
  • Saavn partners with Google’s Android team for Saavn 3.0 in android

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    MUMBAI: Music streaming service Saavn (South Asian Audio Video Network) announced its revamped version of its iOS application -Saavn Music for iPhone and iPad (version 3.0). The company also stated that a revamped version of the android application will be unveiled at the end of the month. They have collaborated with Google’s android team on the development of Saavn 3.0 for Android.
  • Live Digital Radio Mondiale to be broadcast at this month's Digital Radio Broadcasting Summit in South Africa

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    NEW DELHI: A dedicated DRM radio workshop will be held on 23 April, titled "The DRM Platform: A detailed and practical look at its superior functionalities and flexibility", during the Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA) meet this month in Cape Town. The DRM Consortium is a Sector Partner at meet from 22 to 24 April. The event will include a presentation by the DRM Chairperson Ruxandra Obreja, on 22 April and a dedicated DRM workshop on 23 April.
  • '' looks to salute voters by offering a symbolic discount

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    MUMBAI: BAJAAO Music Pvt Ltd (BMPL), India's first and leading online retailer of music instruments today announced 'Corruption Ki Bajaao' initiative in light of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Under the scheme Bajaao's patrons can avail of a discount of Rs 543 on all products from 16th April – 16th May 2014. Bajaao's discount figure 543 was decided with respect to the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha elections.
  • International Jazz Day preparations on full-swing

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    MUMBAI: Louiz Banks, the spearhead of the Jazz music in India is all set to curate the second edition of International Jazz Day happening in Mumbai. 30 April was declared as International Jazz Day, during the UNESCO General Conference in November 2011.The first annual International Jazz Day kicked off in Paris by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, which now spread to various parts of the world.
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    India Ready Reckoner

  • District wise List of Voter's Help Centers Mumbai City

    Sameer Lele
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:25 am
    Mumbai CityAC NameTahsil Name & AddressIncharge Name & Contact No.178 - Dharavi (SC)MumbaiDharavi Transists Camp, Municipal School, Dharavi Road(M. G. Road) Dharavi Mumbai - 400017Smt. A.C.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Pune District wise List of Voter's Help Centers

    Sameer Lele
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    Pune District wise List of Voter's Help Centers AC NameTahsil Name & AddressIncharge Name & Contact No.195 - Junnarjunnardadojee konddev wada junnar tal junnar dist puneAJIT... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kingfisher presents Final Wave 7th Edition | Goa | May 1st, 2nd & 3rd

    Sameer Lele
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Kingfisher presents Final Wave 2014 in association with Vh1 India Early Bird tickets are out: May 1st - 2nd -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Punekars, The Drama School, Mumbai is coming to meet you 12th April 2014

    Sameer Lele
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:19 am
    Come meet the DSM Team and find out more about our amazing One Year Certificate Course. (The information session is a free event) When: 12th April 2014 At 11.30am Where:Sudarshan Kalamanch... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Five Forty Three bring you the most comprehensive coverage of election analysis.

    Sameer Lele
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:07 am
    The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry. You can subscribe to this content by paying a small fees, What 2013 means to 2014?The four states that gave a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Mumbai Hikers

  • Khanderi & Underi Twin Trek in Alibaug Region on Sunday 20 April 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Khanderi & Underi Twin Trek in Alibaug Region on Sunday 20 April 2014Date: 19th & 20th April 2014Time: 19th April 2014at 9:00pm sharp at Dadar (East) - Meeting pointGrade:- EasyFort Type: Coastal FortMountain Range: Northern KokanDistrict- RaigadKhanderi and Underi are the forts built on two Islands near Thal, very near to Alibaug. The forts still stand proud in the Arabian Sea as they stood against the British and the Siddi in 17th century, and their walls are still intact. We can see the iron canons with cart wheels on Khanderi, which are rarely found in…

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    !!17th May 2014 !!Short Info:Dukes nose is a huge pinnacle which can be seen while travelling between Mumbai and Pune. It’s shape is like a nose or a thumb. The sights from the top are unique and magnificent as one sees a vast landscape and the winding Mumbai Pune Express Highway cutting through the ghats and trains chugging along the tracks. It is famous for rock climbing, valley crossing and rappelling adventure activities. Category: AdventureRappelling – 300 FtTraversing: 1000 FtFlying Fox: 825 ftDates: 17th May 2014Tour…
  • Ajinkya Hikers १४ सागरी किल्ले व ४ प्राचीन देवस्थाने Friday, April 25 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    सागरी किल्ले - (२६-०४-२०१४)बाणकोट, कनकदुर्ग, फत्तेगड, गोवागड, सुवर्णदुर्ग.मुक्काम :- वेळणेश्वर (गुहाघर)(२७-०४-२०१४) जयगड, गणपतीपुळे, रत्नदुर्ग, पूर्णगड , आडिवरे महाकाली मंदिरमुक्काम :- कुणकेश्वर (राजापूर)(२८-०४-२०१४) विजयदुर्ग, देवगड,…

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    !!27-28-29 June 2014!!Tiger Nahi dekha to Kya Dekha !!!Short Info:Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is the pristine and unique eco-system situated in the Chandrapur district of the Maharashtra State of India. The Reserve contains some of the best of forest tracks and endowed with rich biodiversity. It is famous for its natural heritage. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is the second Tiger Reserve in the State. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger reserve was created in 1995. The area of the Reserve is 625.40 sq. km. This includes Tadoba National Park, created in 1955 with an area of 116.55 sq. km. and Andhari…
  • TMI : Twin Treks to Sea Fort Khanderi and Underi on 4th May 2014, Sunday

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
    We at Trek Mates India invite you to Twin Treks to Khanderi and Underi island sea forts near Alibaug on 4th May 2014, Sunday.Some information about the trek: Fort : Khanderi and UnderiType : Island Sea FortsDistrict : AlibaugLevel : EasyThe Island Sea forts of Khanderi and Underi are located three kms. in the sea near Thal. The two early notices of Khanderi in 1538 of the Portuguese Viceroy Dorn Joao da Castro and 1674 of John Fryer, refer to it as uninhabited island.In August 1679, Shivaji occupied the islands ant oversaw the…
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    India Briefing News

  • Ensuring a Smooth Audit in India: Key Considerations

    India Briefing
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    With proper advice and some relevant knowledge of the local operating environment, foreign investors will find that India’s legal and financial operational procedures are not as complex as they may have initially thought. The post Ensuring a Smooth Audit in India: Key Considerations appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Foreign Investors Prepare for Post-Election Revival in India

    India Briefing
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    While India’s economy typically slumps before national elections, international companies and foreign investors are anticipating a post-election pickup. The post Foreign Investors Prepare for Post-Election Revival in India appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • India Losing Out in Voice and Call Center Industry

    India Briefing
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    According to a joint report on India’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India and KPMG, India is currently losing about 70 percent of new business in its BPO industry to competing jurisdictions, such as the Philippines and Eastern Europe. The post India Losing Out in Voice and Call Center Industry appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Internal Audit in India: A Proactive Initiative

    India Briefing
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Internal audit is an independent function of management which entails the continuous and critical appraisal of the functioning of an entity, with a special focus on possible areas for improvement and how to strengthen and add value to an entity’s governance mechanisms. The post Internal Audit in India: A Proactive Initiative appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • IFRS Convergence: Audit Season in India

    India Briefing
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:42 pm
    While accounting standards in India differ slightly from the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Indian Accounting Standards are likely to converge with the IFRS in the foreseeable future. The post IFRS Convergence: Audit Season in India appeared first on India Briefing News.
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  • BJP will bring back black money from abroad: Rajnath Singh

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Thane, Apr 17: BJP president Rajnath Singh today said if his party came to power at the Centre, it would bring back black money stashed in foreign banks within a period of 100 days. He said this while campaigning at
  • Angry man: Raj Thackeray frowns, scorns, warns in this latest TV chat

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    New Delhi, April 17: Raj Thackeray, one of the most powerful figures in Maharashtra, has always been a darling of media, thanks to his ability to create controversies every time he steps out of his house. The chief of Maharashtra
  • Feeling of not being able to cast your vote

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    Bangalore, April 17: The fifth phase of 16th Lok Sabha elections got over on Thursday with large voter turnout in all the constituencies. However, the IT hub, Bangalore did not record an impressive voter turnout. The reason behind low polling
  • Rahul's Amethi lacks development: Smriti Irani

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    Amethi, April 17: BJP candidate Smriti Irani on Thursday charged Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with making a joke of his "family ties with Amethi" which despite being regarded as a VVIP area lacked development. The youth here are unemployed,
  • CPI-M ready to withdraw Varanasi candidate

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    Varanasi, April 17: CPI-M leader Prakash Karat Thursday offered to withdraw his candidate from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency provided there was a consensus on a common candidate against BJP's Narendra Modi.Karat made the offer at a meeting of Left-leaning political
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    Fone Arena - The Mobile Blog

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition WiFi gets Android 4.4 KitKat update

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    Samsung has started rolling out Android 4.4 (KitKat) update for the WiFi variant (SM-P600) of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition starting from Columbia. Samsung confirmed Android 4.4 update for 14 Galaxy devices in the U.S, including the Note 10.1 2014 Edition, earlier this year. It was launched last year running Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). Sadly the Indian 3G variant (SM-P601) is yet to receive the KitKat update. The KitKat update update brings a new user interface with rounded icons similar to the Galaxy S5. It also brings performance improvements, white status bar icons, wireless…
  • Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 Unboxing

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    The Indian market is one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the world, purely driven by the barrage of entry level Android smartphones. The market is so big that even Nokia wanted a slice of it, so it is not surprising to see the unending release schedules the companies resort to. One of them is the Indian manufacturer Spice, known for its low and mid range Android smartphones. In that line, we have here the Spice Stellar Mettle Icon for unboxing. This phone, priced at a low Rs. 6,999 in the market is one of the very few phablet sized devices in that price range. From the front, it…
  • Nokia suspends sales of Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet because of charger issues

    Monish Kumar
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
    Nokia Lumia 2520 was a tablet that was announced in Nokia's Abu Dhabi event in 2013 and ever since, it hasn't really lived up to the hype. If you were one of the very few who got the tablet, then there is more bad news coming your way. During one of its internal quality control process, Nokia seems to have found a problem with the device's charger. According to Nokia, around 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 are affected and are prone to electric dangers. Nokia has advised its buyers not to use the charger until they do something about it. The Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet that was brought in…
  • Gold LG G3 retail box surfaces, Quad HD display confirmed again

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    LG G3, the upcoming flagship from the Korean manufacturer would also come in Gold colors, according The Verge who got hold of an image of the LG G3 retail box. Its sources have also confirms Quad HD or 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution display. LG unveiled a 5.5-inch Quad HD (QHD) display last year, the G3 is expected to use the same display.The report also reveals that the front styling of the G3 would be similar to the recently leaked LG isai L24 for KDDI in Japan. According to earlier rumors the LG G3 would come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 processor (Snapdragon 800 or 801…
  • Toshiba unveils world’s fastest UHS-II microSD memory card

    Sneha Bokil-Paranjape
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    Toshiba has taken wraps off its latest microSD memory cards which the it claims are the fastest in the world. The new cards comply with the UHS-II interface standard, the ultra high speed serial bus interface defined in the SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 4.2. UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled, the memory cards allow high-quality 4K video capture at constant minimum write speeds of 30MB/s. The memory cards are available in 32GB and 64GB variant. Toshiba claims that the 32 GB microSD memory card can attain 130 MB/s when writing data and 145 MB/s when reading. According to the company this is an…
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  • Which Apps are Right for Your Education?

    DJ Miller
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:07 pm
    No matter what degree you’re working on, learning is a long process. There are always assigned papers, research to be completed, and tests to prepare for. Today, there are apps for students majoring in different industries to help streamline the learning process. With industry-specific learning apps, students can stay organized, have access to research, reference industry words, and stay on top of the current industry news. Apps put learning right at your fingertips and are a smart adjunct for any degree. Medical Student Apps Anatomy is always a must-know for pre-med students. With the…
  • How to root Moto G – quick easy steps!

    Narendran V
    14 Mar 2014 | 12:03 am
    Guest post by Emily Matthews Moto G is a smart phone that is designed and built by Motorola to cater for the budget conscious consumer. The smart phone uses Android operating system. The smart phone can run many apps. It has a 4.5 inch high HD display, has a rear and front facing camera. The Moto G has a 1.2 GHZ snapdragon 400 processor. The smart phone has a 1GB RAM and long lasting battery. WHY TO ROOT YOUR MOTO G If you need to customize your Moto G you can easily root it since it has a boot loader that can be easily unlocked. Rooting enables you to run root applications or custom Rom.
  • 4 Ways to Save On Your Mobile Services Costs

    DJ Miller
    11 Mar 2014 | 10:22 am
    Mobile minutes don’t have to cost you an arm and leg as long as you know the right corners to cut when it comes to service costs. Whether you like to talk around the clock or you’re the quiet type, there are plenty of ways to save on your cellular plan. With mobile savings in mind, here are four ways to get the most out of your cellular plan without losing any limbs. Negotiate a Better Deal If you want a better deal on your mobile plan, it never hurts ask. As a customer in good standing, the cellular bill is in your court, which means you have plenty of wiggle room when it comes to…
  • The design error in iOS 7.1 that Apple never fixed!

    Narendran V
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:22 am
    Didn’t anyone in Apple notice this glaring design issue? It’s quite trivial, but not easy to miss – looks like a sore thumb when spotted. I mentioned about this design error in my earlier blog post, with the hope that the iOS 7.1 release might hopefully fix this. Nope! This is the screenshot taken today, right after updating to iOS 7.1. Looks like Apple will never fix this error; unless they somehow notice it with their own eyes. Tip: You’ll see this error only if you’re not connected to any data network (WiFi/Cellular).
  • Say, hello Nomad – World’s smallest USB charging cable!

    Narendran V
    7 Mar 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Your iPhone now has 7% charge! Find the charging cable, right now! When was the last time you frantically searched, inside your backpack, for that long white cable? More often than not, I do this only to realize that I’ve happily left the cable dangling on the wall charger – at HOME! I then have to look around in my office, and ask my colleagues if they have the proprietary iPhone/iPad charging cable. What if I’m traveling, with my laptop, and no good soul ready to help me with that long white cable? Well, Nomad, based out of San Francisco, has a cool product –…
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    The Better India

  • AAP, BJP or Congress: Which Party Has The Best Water Policy?

    India Water Portal
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:19 am
    With the General Elections 2014 in full swing, all parties have come out with their manifestos. Here we present the salient commitments of each party on water-related issues, so that YOU can decide which party has the best view and therefore the best chance to solve our water worries. Water had a big role to play last year due to weather-related events- first, the floods in Uttarakhand followed by three consecutive cyclones in South India and hailstorms in Maharashtra. A recent poll in Delhi has shown that today, the common man is looking for a leader who can provide basic needs at affordable…
  • By Building His Own Windmill, He Shows Why Every One Of Us Has A Responsibility Towards Our Planet

    Priyanka Jain
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:04 am
    Diwakar Reddy built a windmill using scrap materials and used it to generate power in his village near Bangalore. Here’s what he says: “Power from coal power plants is cheap — but just look at the price that we are paying! Everyone on the planet has the responsibility to do something about that. I had a vision that, you don’t have to get the power from anywhere. It’s all about creating the power yourself.” Watch Diwakar Reddy take sustainable power into his own hands About: Video by Climate Reality Project
  • Every Year, This Man Brings Coaches From The USA And Teaches Basketball To Local Children. Hoops Creating Hope.

    Ranjini Sivaswamy
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:21 am
    Good deeds go a long way – sometimes through generations, touching many people. Here’s the story of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy whose intent to spread goodness can be traced back to the kindness of one single man. A long time ago, somewhere in Chennai, the kind gesture of a man changed the trajectory of life of an orphaned girl. He decided to support this girl in her education, a simple act of kindness. This helped her do well in life, have a family, raise children and settle abroad. Having seen the extent to which someone’s good deed impacted the life of his mother…
  • They Can’t Vote. But They Still Know What They Want From These Elections. This Is The Children’s Manifesto!

    Sarada Lahangir
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:05 pm
    At an age when most children are interested in their toys and gadgets, these kids from slums in Bhubaneshwar are dealing with real life problems and have clear thoughts on what they want from their elected leaders. What’s more, they have also drawn up a manifesto for their demands! Find out what they want and what the politicians think. Bikash, 10, the son of daily wage labourers, lives in a slum in Bhubaneswar, the state capital of Odisha. On most days, this Class Five student of Ruchika School in the neighbourhood has to skip studies and work with his parents and two elder sisters on…
  • What Happens When A Tea Boy Becomes A CEO? It Makes Other Tea Boys Get Noticed

    Saurabh Pandey
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Question 1: Do you support child labour? Of course, not. All of us resolutely believe that children should be at the school, playground or home, instead of having to go through the grind of earning a livelihood. Question 2: What have you done about the child labour all around you? Struggling to find answers, aren’t we? Meet Chotu, the chaiwalla who became a CEO. He is all around us. But we ignore him. Watch this video, so you don’t turn a blind eye the next time. Report child labour at 022-2652 0601 About: Video by Save The Children India – a non-profit organisation that…
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    Parsi Khabar

  • India Elections: Phiroze Palkhivala advocates change, leaving comfort zone

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    “Main Aam Aadmi ka candidate hoon, Pheroze Palkhivala,” he says softly. He then takes a step forward and gives a friendly hug to a voter. By Swati Deshpande | TNN On March 20, the Aam Admi Party nominated Palkhivala, a 47-year-old advocate with a long-standing counsel practice at the Bombay high court, to take on the present Congress Member of Parliament Priya Dutt in Mumbai’s North-Central Lok Sabha constituency. Nephew of eminent jurist the late Nani Palkhivala, the party is gung-ho about him, and as you tag along the tireless daily campaign walks with the young lawyer,…
  • How Adar Poonawalla is boldly changing course of the family business

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    Ensconced in Serum Institute of India’s baroque boardroom, gazing down upon the greens of the Poonawalla Stud Farms, it’s easy enough to forget that the company makes vaccines for scary diseases like rabies, tetanus and measles right next door. But then again, that’s the Poonawallas for you. The family has built a Rs 4,000 crore privately owned company that is set to become the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines – but their race horses, sports cars, private jets and Sharon Stone charity events are so very distracting. Article by Dibeyendu Ganguly | ET…
  • Pervin Todiwala – the First Lady of Britain’s Indian food scene

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    Pervin Todiwala, good friend of Parsi Khabar is the subject of a lovely article by Zoe Perrett over at Culinary Adventures of the Spice Scribe.   This post was penned with Mothers’ Day in mind. Growing up motherless, I never had to concern myself with leaping out of bed at the crack of dawn to design the perfect breakfast in bed, or agonise over which heady scent would take Mum back to her carefree childless days. Instead, the occasion has always offered me the opportunity to reflect upon other mothers I admire. One woman I’ve always regarded with wonder is Pervin Todiwala, or, to…
  • Bejon Desai: Obituary

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
      Parsi Khabar is saddened to hear about the passing away of Bejon Desai. Bejon Uncle was the grandfather of my dear friend Behzad Kharas and from what I have known of him, Bejon Uncle was an amazing person, and a real educator in all senses of the word. Our condolences to Mahrukh Aunty, his daughter, Behzad, his grandson, Yohaan his great-grandson and the entire family. Below is a tribute by Marzban J. Giara BEJON DESAI – a tribute Mr. Bejon Noshirvan. Desai, a veteran educationist, thinker, linguist and trustee of the Boys’ Town Public School, Nasik passed away at the age…
  • Colaba Metro Wont Affect the Atashbehrams at Princess Street: MMRDA

    13 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    There is a possibility of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) not disturbing the century-old Parsi fire temple at Princess Street near Dhobi Talao during the construction of the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro rail. By Ateeq Shaikh| DNA India According to a senior development authority official, Kalbadevi, as well as south Mumbai as a whole, will remain a challenging area to carry out construction of the underground metro rail due to the density of the structures as well as number of heritage buildings in the area from where the metro rail will pass. “We will not do…
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    HeadStart Network Foundation

  • Headstart Higher 101

    Malini Gowrishankar
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    What is Headstart Higher? ‘Headstart Higher’ is an initiative by HeadStart Network Foundation. This acts as a platform to connect startups to rockstar people who are keen on working with a  startup. The event is carried out in the SPEED DATING format, where all candidates meet all startups and then startups can choose to talk further to those who they find competent enough to join them. Our vision is to help startups HIRE at a HIGHER level, hence the name Higher! A ‘Higher’ session in progress   Err… What is Headstart Network, by the way? We are one of the biggest…
  • Rapidly growing Indian Startup Ecosystem

    Team Headstart
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:18 am
    The recent article by Kathryn Cave, Editor at IDG Connect gives an insight into the rapidly growing  Indian Startup Ecosystem and the factors helping them to succeed. The opportunities enveloped within the intrinsic challenges of the Indian marketplace and how the spirit of entrepreneurialism is moving online To read the article click here
  • Key takeaways from Startup Saturday Pune March 8th 2014 | Womenpreneurs!

    Team Headstart
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:10 am
    It was yet another wonderful Saturday. The theme of the day being ‘Womenterprenuer’. The venue’s distance could do little to hamper the spirit of these women+startup enthusiasts. That the audience comprised of a number of aspiring entrepreneurs was no surprise, knowing the concept of SSPUNE and the typical statistics of its audience pattern. The session started off with the usual ice breaking intro session. Here is a quick round up of the sessions: SPEAKER #1 – Mrs. Anju Bansal, Founder of GEMpro Mrs. Anju started her entrepreneur journey in Agra with Shoe lays and Buttons shop.
  • Design – How Startups Add Value? covered in Startup Saturday Mumbai held on March 8th 2014

    Team Headstart
    21 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    Why is Apple a cult brand? Why does the iPhone excitement keep increasing with the release of every new version? What makes us Mac loyalists? Although there is no one answer to these questions, one of the core reasons for the success and fan following of the brand Apple is ‘Design’. Design that harmoniously blends function and form to deliver a user experience par excellence. Steve Jobs was known to come up with products that solve problems that the masses were not even aware of. That was his interpretation of design. This was the inspiration behind the March 2014 edition of Startup…
  • IBM Startup Jam in alliance with Headstart on March 29th 2014 @ Mumbai

    Team Headstart
    21 Mar 2014 | 5:11 am
    Headstart is organizing a session on ‘IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program’ The session will help ‘You’ understand the offerings of the IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program, which can help you accelerate the growth and business of your Startup. Benefits of the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program include: 1. Develop joint GTM with IBM 2. IBM Soft layer Catalyst; Access IBM Cloud Infrastructure 3. Blumemix Program: Cloud based tool to cut down the application development and deployment time 4. Opportunity to access to IBM experts worldwide and IBM Innovation Centers for Guidance…
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    Youth Ki Awaaz

  • After A Recognised Legal Status, Transgenders Should Be Given A Social Status Too (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    By Chandramaulika Ramakuri: “Let’s go this way”, said Neelam, a transgender. We walked down the narrow road, which was flanked by garbage on both sides, and entered a hut; mud walls, thatched roof, partitioned by a cloth to accumulate two families. For an outsider, it’s hard to even imagine that the area is inhabited unless one enters it. This is a not a remote or isolated place, but is located in the heart of a town which is famous for its Jagannath temple and cultural heritage. The transgender community has been conveniently neglected for years by politicians, sarkari babus and…
  • How Corporate Funding Of Political Parties Influences Elections And The Democratic Process (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:29 am
    By Mayank Jain: If you have been on Twitter lately then you are definitely acquainted with the political mayhem unfolding every minute. The role of big money and a political party’s might determines the direction in which the wind blows. It is rather unfortunate to see elections becoming a spending extravaganza with little or no hope of giving a level playing field to every candidate. The latest in the fray is BJP’s automatic bot. Once you mention the word ‘Modi’ in your tweet, it will reply within seconds with a message that asks you to be not complacent anymore and reminds you that…
  • India At Crossroads: NY Times Finds Why Indians Will Vote For BJP, Congress Or AAP (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:52 am
    By Poh Si Teng And Malavika Vyawahare: A journey across the world’s largest democracy. This year’s race between the Indian National Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party reveals deep divisions in society and politics. The post India At Crossroads: NY Times Finds Why Indians Will Vote For BJP, Congress Or AAP appeared first and originally on Youth Ki Awaaz.
  • Menstruating Is Not A Crime – Stop Discussing It In Hushed Whispers! (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    By Sourav Panda: I was seven years old, or maybe eight, and had started doing minor shopping for my parents. It usually happened when mom was busy cooking and she suddenly realizes that a couple of ingredients are missing. She used to quickly grab a pen, find out a piece of paper, scribble whatever it was which she wanted and handed the paper to me. I used to go to the shop, handover the list, have a chat with the shopkeeper (which usually meant I would be playfully teased by him), get the stuff and come back home showing-off my new purchase, even if it were only a packet of iodized salt. I…
  • National Awards Highlights: 5 Great Movies That Got Their Due, And More (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    By Mayank Jain:  The National Film Awards have finally been announced, bringing tears of joy to some. Others experienced the happiness of finally being recognized for many good movies which got lost in the glamour and charm of the ‘entertainment’ genre movies that are manufactured in the country a dime a dozen. Best Feature Film: Ship of Theseus Ship of Theseus can be best described as an experiential journey on the process of reuniting. Based on the Ship of Theseus paradox that has been eternally a cause of debate, the story is told through three different characters including a blind…
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  • Mad Men Finale Season On India Through Star World HD Channel

    7 Apr 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Mad Men Finale Season On Star World HD Mad Men Finale Season For all die-hard fans of the award winning series, Mad Men, STAR World Premiere HD has announced that it will be airing the seventh & final season to its Indian viewers. Slated to premiere on 14th April in India, only 12 hours after it premieres in the US, the show will enter its final season, which will consist of 14 episodes airing in two parts. The second half of the season is scheduled to air in the US in 2015. Of the final season, creator and Executive Producer Matthew Weiner said, “We plan to take advantage of this…
  • Discovery Turbo Presents Railroad Alaska – 14 April 2014 at 10.00 P.M

    1 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    Railroad Alaska On Discovery Turbo Railroad Alaska Railroad is one of the most critical services to Alaska’s infrastructure. It is also one of the most challenging services. Following an elite crew of workers– brakemen, engineers, construction crews, mechanics and train drivers – Discovery Turbo’s new series, Railroad Alaska illustrates the battle against ferocious weather and treacherous terrain to keep the State of Alaska’s critical 650-mile long railroad rolling to deliver life sustaining supplies. Starting 14th April, Railroad Alaska is a new reality series that…
  • Boogie Woogie Kids Championship Winner Is Abhishek Sinha

    30 Mar 2014 | 7:54 am
    Abhishek Sinha Wins Boogie Woogie Kids Championship Abhishek Sinha Winnner Of Boogie Woogie Kids Championship Abhishek Sinha Is The Winner Of Boogie Woogie Kids Championship. The show that enthralled viewers across the country and created a fresh dance legacy, a journey which started with 16 contestants who came from across India has now come to an end as India’s original dance show gets its next big dancing sensation. After three months of rigorous competition and hard work, Jamshedpur’s Abhishek Sinha was crowned the winner by one and only Amitabh Bachchan himself. The finale was a…
  • Star Studded Boogie Woogie Finale – 30 March at 8:30 P.M Only on Sony Entertainment Television

    30 Mar 2014 | 3:40 am
    Boogie Woogie Finale On Sony Entertainment Television Amitabh Bachchan with Boogie Woogie finalists The Grand finale of Boogie Woogie is going to be a star studded affair with bollywood big wigs making an appearance on the show. To start with, shehanshah of bollywood Amitabh Bachchan will amplify the grandeur of the occasion with his enigmatic persona. The legendary actor will shake a leg with the Top 5 dancing sensations on a medley of his hit songs. Big B will also be seen on the show promoting his movie Bhootnath returns. He will also announce the winner of Boogie Woogie Kids Championship.
  • Where Tigers Rule – Premiering Every Night at 8 PM in April on Discovery Tamil

    29 Mar 2014 | 10:06 am
    Where Tigers Rule On Discovery Tamil Where Tigers Rule On Discovery Tamil Actor Shruti Hassan Pledges To Support The Cause. Discovery Tamil brings for its viewers a month long programming line-up – WHERE TIGERS RULE, to celebrate India’s regal national animal, tigers. Premiering every night at 8 PM in April on Discovery Tamil, WHERE TIGERS RULE will present viewers with engaging programmes on the tigers’ behaviour, predatory skills, legends and issues related to its survival. Filmed in breathtaking landscapes in magnificent forests, grasslands and protected reserves, WHERE TIGERS RULE…
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  • The Travel Agent Industry is Broken. Ripe for Disruption!

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    It is quite amazing that the tech enabled OTAs haven’t disrupted the agent model yet - they’re all mostly playing the same information access game - that is not something that will continue to be defensible as a business model too long. Both search engines, as well as social, are making it possible for even small, well run places to connect with their audiences directly. The post The Travel Agent Industry is Broken. Ripe for Disruption! appeared first on NextBigWhat.
  • Forget Apparel & Electronics, Now Buy/Adopt Pets Online

    Lakshmi Sivadas
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Time For Pet is a startup that lets you find and buy or adopt pets online. The post Forget Apparel & Electronics, Now Buy/Adopt Pets Online appeared first on NextBigWhat.
  • Edu Startup Function Space Raises Seed Funding From Nexus Venture Partners

    Lakshmi Sivadas
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Social learning network platform Function Space has raised seed funding from Nexus Venture Partners. The post Edu Startup Function Space Raises Seed Funding From Nexus Venture Partners appeared first on NextBigWhat.
  • IndiaHomes Secures Rs 150 cr Funding from NEA; Housing & Property on Fire

    Jayadevan P K
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    IndiaHomes, a housing and property broker, has raised Rs 150 cr in fresh funding from New Enterprise Associates and existing investors Helion and Foundation Capital. The post IndiaHomes Secures Rs 150 cr Funding from NEA; Housing & Property on Fire appeared first on NextBigWhat.
  • Yatra Raises Rs 140 cr Funding; Acquisitions to Follow

    Lakshmi Sivadas
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    India’s second largest OTA, has raised Rs 140 crore in its fifth round of funding. The post Yatra Raises Rs 140 cr Funding; Acquisitions to Follow appeared first on NextBigWhat.
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  • Win a Spice Android Smartphone daily with the Spice Milaye Sapnon Se Contest

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

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

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

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

    Dnyanesh Mankar
    3 Aug 2013 | 12:02 am
    Sony India has now got one more feather on its cap by launching the mammoth Android smartphone – Xperia Z Ultra smartphone that spots a 6.4″ large full HD display, which as per Sony is the thinnest and largest full HD Android smartphone ever manufactured. Other significant features of the phone are its light weight and thin design (only 6.5 MM thin), waterproof, ability to easily take notes using any normal pen/pencil/stylus, powerful and latest Snapdragon 800 processor with 2 GB RAM that’s surely a great pros for power users. The internal storage is 16 GB and can be…
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    The Travellers

  • kashmir 07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS PACKAGE

    Moombai Hyker
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:19 am
    07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS PACKAGEDay 01 Our service starts with your arrival at Srinagar Airport, you will be meet and greet by our representative at the Srinagar Airport and transfer to Hotel / Houseboat (Srinagar is also known as "PARADISE ON EARTH”. After noon have a Shikara ride on Famous Dal Lake by visiting floating Gardens and Vegetable Gardens. Return back late in the evening, dinner and overnight at Hotel / Houseboat.Day 02:-Leave after breakfast and have a full day tour of Mughal Gardens like Nishat, Shalimar and Harwan Gardens. Nishat Garden(Abode of pleasure)was designed in 1633 A.D.
  • Hotels in Kashmir

    Moombai Hyker
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:09 am
    Inclusions :-Accommodations as per iterinary. Transportation by Non A/C Cars for all transfers, sightseeing till departure.Daily Breakfast and Dinner.Local Sightseeing of Mughal Gardens.Shikara ride on Dal Lake for 01 hour.Assistance on Arrival / Departure by Fast Tripz Agent.All TaxesExclusions :-Air & train Tickets.Monument fees at all places.Guide charges.Any other charges not mentioned in inclusions. Srinagar Budget Hotel Standard Deluxe Luxury Al- Hamza Group Hotel Sunshine Royal Batoo Hotel Pine Spring Hotel Prime Hotel Grand Habib Seasons by Broadway Hotel Pride Inn Cloud…
  • Amarnath Package via Baltal (03 Night / 04 Days)

    Moombai Hyker
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    Amarnath Package via BaltalTAC 1000 per person(03 Night / 04 Days)Day 1: ARRIVAL SRINAGAR - SONMARGWelcome to Srinagar Airport. You will be met our representative and get transfer to Sonmarg which will take about 3 hrs to reach the destination. Check into at hotel. At after relax enjoy natural surroundings. Overnight stay the Hotel SonmargDay 02: SONMARG – BALTAL- SRINAGARLeave after early breakfast and short drive will take you to Baltal (Helipad) and board into the helicopter and Baltal to Panchtarni to Baltal by helicopter. From Panchtarni to Amarnath ji cave,it is about 5/6 Kms by…
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  • The latest naukri for Technical assistant, Mecical director and other in THSTI

    Kiran Singh
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:33 am
    Translation Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) (An autonomous Institute of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India) Plot No. 496, Phase-III, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon - 122016, HaryanaPosted by Kiran Singh for  Translation Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) invites applications from eligible candidates for the following posts: BiostatisticianMedical DirectorTechnical Assistant (Lab)Scientist - CProgram OfficerSenior Program OfficerLast Date :... [[ This is a content summary only. Please visit at for full…
  • Job for Junior engineer, Store keeper, Senior operator and others in NIOH

    Kiran Singh
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:24 am
    National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped (NIOH) (An Autonomous body under the Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,Government of India, New Delhi ) B T Road, Bonhooghly, Kolkata - 700090Posted by Kiran Singh for  National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped (NIOH) invites applications from eligible candidates for the following posts: senior operator Assistant Professor (Orthopaedics) : [07... [[ This is a content summary only. Please visit at for full links, other…
  • Latest naukari 2014 in INFLIBNET for Scientist and Technical officer

    Kiran Singh
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:20 am
    Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre (An Inter University Centre of University Grants Commission) Post Box No. 4, Infocity Gandhinagar - 382007, GujaratPosted by Kiran Singh for  Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre invites applications from eligible candidates for the following posts: Scientist-D (Library Science) : [01 post] Pay Scale: Rs. 15600-39100 Grade Pay: Rs. 7600/-Scientist-B (Computer Science) : [01 post] Pay Scale : Rs.... [[ This is a content summary only. Please visit at for full links,…
  • Fresher Sales and Marketing walk-in interview in Compugain Solutions India Private Limited

    Kiran Singh
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:35 am
    Compugain Solutions India Private Limited CompuGain Solutions India Pvt Ltd WaveRock (TCS & Accenture building) Financial DistrictGACHIBOWLI For Address contact: (040) 67222777 Posted by Kiran Singh for  Compugain Solutions India Private Limited walking job for the following skill: Skills Required : Marketing Lead Generation, Sales, Cold Calling Experience Required : 0 - 2 Year(s) Job Location : Hyderabad Walkin Date : 15/3/ 2014 Walkin Time : 09:00 a.m Job... [[ This is a content summary only. Please visit at for full links,…
  • Walking job for Marketing Officer in India World Technologies Pvt. Ltd

    Kiran Singh
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:31 am
    India World Technologies Pvt. Ltd9th Floor, Tower D (Opp Barista coffee) Global Business Park MG Road- Gurgaon,India GURGAON,Haryana,India Posted by Kiran Singh for  India World Technologies Pvt. Ltd walking jobs for the following skills: Post : Marketing Officer Experience Required : 2 - 5 Year(s) Job Location : Gurgaon Walkin Date : 12/3/2014 - 15/3/2014 Walkin Time : 09:00 a.m Job Description : To generate leads through engagement and other activities.To... [[ This is a content summary only. Please visit at for full links,…
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  • Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers – Price Range Rs.14, 990 to Rs.57,990

    India Lifestyle
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers In the present scenario when air pollution levels are so high, Sharp Business Systems (India) Ltd, the 100 percent subsidiary of Sharp Corporation , has come up with a revolutionary product to combat the ill effects of indoor air pollution through its proprietory Plasmacluster air purifiers. It is now focussing on healthcare providers in India to install Plasmacluster Ion Technology for Indoor air treatment. Plasmacluster Technology creates Forest-Fresh environment indoors. The ions kill all harmful substances like pollen…
  • NIVEA MEN Launches All In One Facewash for Men

    India Lifestyle
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    NIVEA Men All In One Facewash NIVEA Men All In One Facewash NIVEA MEN, the international number one in men’s care, has launched NIVEA MEN All-in-1 Face wash in India. With it, NIVEA MEN further establishes its positioning of ‘It starts with you’. Currently, the men’s grooming market in India is positioned in a women’s way, with specific differentiated propositions from brands for specific problems. However, consumer understanding reveals that men seek convenience & simplicity in everything they do, especially grooming. They like multiple benefit offering products which are quick…
  • Navratra Special At Cafe Delhi Heights

    India Lifestyle
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:36 am
    Navratra Special Navratra Food Café Delhi Heights has introduced Navratri food festival starting from March 31, 2014 to April 07, 2014. Pure and wholesome Navratra food festival is incomplete without the ceremonious food. Enjoy a nice succulent Navratra delicacies like Saboodana khichdi, Kuttu ki roti, Phalahari paneer , Stuffed tomato, cuccumber ka raita & to sweeten your tooth thereis special lauki milk pudding. Cafe Delhi Heights ensures a great fun way to say no to grains, salts, onions and garlic, with their special Navratri menu. Chef has put together interesting recipes for those…
  • Dim Sum Carnival at HAOCHI, Sun N Sand Hotel

    India Lifestyle
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:29 am
    Dim Sum Carnival Dim Sum Carnival Sun N Sand Hotel is celebrating the onset of Spring with a range of dim sums that are not just a delight for the taste buds but will literally touch your heart. HAOCHI, the authentic Chinese restaurant at Sun n Sand will host a dim sum carnival featuring an assortment of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dim sum delights crafted by celebrity Chef Gautam Mehirishi and the dim sum specialist Chef Gao Fu Liang. Treat your palate with the combination basket or the regular delicious dim sum available on the menu. What to order? Fish - Snapper and Shallots - Pomfret…
  • National Breakfast Day – McDonald’s Serves All Day Breakfast In Select Restaurants

    India Lifestyle
    21 Mar 2014 | 8:13 am
    National Breakfast Day National Breakfast Day It’s a famous saying that ‘Early to bed and early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy and wise’ but this adage is losing its meaning with the changing lifestyles and work patterns. People are becoming wealthy and wise; but health seems to have taken a back seat. It is very important to begin your day with a wholesome breakfast but how many of us are actually able to do so! Dr. Simran Saini, Nutritionist Breakfast is an important start to the day everywhere in the world. Continuing with its commitment to encourage people to start the day with…
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  • Everything as a Service (EaaS)

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Predictable revenue – those are the sweet words of harmony that every chief financial officer (CFO) of a company wants to hear. The problem is that predictable revenue is sometimes a mirage. Over the past 10 years there has been a trend in the software industry called Software as a Service (SaaS), instead of buying software as one time upfront purchase you instead pay on a monthly or yearly basis. This benefits both sides, the consumer gets to pay a small amount every month and the software company gets consistent revenue month over month. This model has been historically applied only…
  • No Name Startup vs. Big Brand Company

    5 Mar 2014 | 7:45 pm
    In real estate, it’s all about location, location, location… For a startup it’s all about people, people, people. Of course, for startups there are about 3.2 million other things to manage such as the idea, go-to-market strategy, margins, marketing, etc… However, without the right team in place all of those other things don’t mean sh**. If people are the most important resource then recruiting is paramount and yet it’s also one of the most frustrating tasks for a startup in India because of the cultural issues. Recently, one of the companies that I’m…
  • Mobile Carriers Are Lost

    24 Feb 2014 | 4:15 am
    This week all the movers and shakers of the mobile phone industry are gathering in Barcelona for another edition of Mobile World Congress (MWC) or as I like to call it - Boondoggle de España. MWC is a gathering of wireless carriers, device manufacturers,  mobile infrastructure players, content providers and others that are interested in the mobile space. I’m sure one thing that will be on everyone’s mind is the USD $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. That single acquisition has clearly shown that mobile is the future and there is big money in it. The mobile carriers must be…
  • Political Dynasties and Corporate Families

    12 Feb 2014 | 5:51 pm
    I never expected this blog post to be written because I figured I would never care enough to write about Indian politics. After having spent the last 8 years surveying the Indian political landscape, I felt it was time to pen some of my thoughts. An Indian Election Primer Elections are held every 5 years to decide who gets elected into Parliament. The Parliament consists of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sahba, the election process will start very soon for the Lok Sabha. When a political party has a majority of the seats in the Parliament then that party selects who becomes the Prime Minister of…
  • I Love Cars but Hate the Industry

    28 Jan 2014 | 2:10 am
    When you decide to buy a car and open an Excel sheet to start doing the math you soon realize cars are a horrible investment. The minute you drive off the parking lot the car has already depreciated by 30%…WTF. However, one thing that Excel can’t capture is the experience of sitting in a new car and inhaling that “new car smell” or driving a Ferrari and getting pushed into your seat as the car sprints forward. Ask any car lover and that’s what you will hear them poetically speak about, ask anyone else and they will spit out those facts that cars are a horrible…
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  • Salman’s upcoming Action Flick

    6 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    New action flick- ‘Kick’ starring Jacqueline Fernandez and Salman Khan will begin its next schedule from this week. The movie is going to mark Sajid Nadiadwala’s debut as a director. The last schedule of the movie was recently completed at the Mehboob Studios. From 11th of February, the next schedule of the film will be shot at the Mumbai Film City. It may continue till 17th of February. The movie is being directed as well as produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his home banner Nadiadwala grandson Entertainment PVT LTD. Besides Salman and Jacqueline, the film stars Nawazuddin…
  • NaMo: 9 years US visa ban lifted

    Puja Chatterjee
    5 Apr 2014 | 3:49 am
    In the wake of the 2002 Gujarat riots, the United States denied visa to the prime ministerial candidate of BJP Sri Narendra Modi in the year 2005. The US visa ban for the last years on Narendra Modi will finally be lifted since he would enjoy the diplomatic immunity if Modi becomes the prime minister. The Congressional Research Service also abbreviated as the CRS said that Sri Narendra Modi is amongst the front runners as the prime ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and if he becomes the next Prime Minister of India, then he would automatically become eligible for an…
  • Advani: Vote for Modi; Vote for change

    5 Apr 2014 | 3:44 am
    Senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Sri Lal Krishna Advani is working on the election campaign, seeking votes for the prime ministerial candidate of BJP- Sri Narendra Modi. In spite of the cold vibes between L.K. Advani and Modi, Advani addressed his maiden campaign rally with the slogan – “Vote for Modi, vote for change.” He addressed the rally at Shevgaon, ensuring polls for BJP Member of Parliament- Dinesh Gandhi. Advani said that the nations do not expect mere slogans. Instead it wants and expects actions; and continued with his slogan – “Vote for Modi, vote for…
  • Rohit has written Singham 2 for Kareena

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    The 100-crore director, Rohit Shetty said that his ambitious sequel is written mainly keeping Kareena Kapoor in mind. Ajay Devgn can be an area of the film like the earlier version. Rohit Shetty is area of the reality show’s new season, Khatron Ke Khiladi. But he’s also pre-occupied along with his Mega Film Singham 2. Rohit claims that Bebo called him and said that she’s missing working together with him. So he started with the script of Singham 2 and the sequel is placed in Mumbai and has a lot of drama, action and comedy. The highly risky stunts have already been an area…
  • Irani to fight against Rahul Gandhi in U.P.

    4 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    Smriti Irani, the actor turned politician will out up the best fight against Rahul Gandhi, the Congress vice-president. Irani will be the candidate representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh. In a press conference, Irani said that she has decided to fight from Amethy because, it has been a Gandhi bastion for many years and the people there have not received the development in the Constituency. She further added that this kind of act is really a national shame. The actress even said that the residents of the Amethy constituency are expecting…
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    Tamil Brahmins

  • Mother of Iran murder victim stops public execution at last minute

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    *Mother of Iran murder victim stops public execution at last minute Humane Feelings still exists* Mother of Iran murder victim stops public... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Amazing 3D Projection.wmv

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    *Amazing 3D Projection* Amazing 3D Projection.wmv - YouTube ( [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mix - Sankata Nashana Ganapathi Stotram

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    *Mix - Sankata Nashana Ganapathi Stotram* * This video is a humble offering at the feet of our Lord Ganesh.* ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Which Superhero Are You? Take A Test

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    * Which Superhero Are You? Take A Test Which Superhero Are You? ( I AM Batman* [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Glass gets upgraded to Kitkat in a HUGE update

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Glass gets upgraded to Kitkat in a HUGE update April 15, 2014... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
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    Niranjani: Spreading Peace, Joy & Happiness....

  • An approach to life – Contentment and Generosity

    23 Mar 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Extract from “The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living” Volume 2 by Eknath Easwaran Sri Krishna says, Tushti: “Be content with what life sends you.” Don’t be a beggar, sitting with your little tin cup and begging of life, “Please give me a few cents of pleasure, or at least don’t give me any pain.” Don’t ask always what you can get from life, but danam: ask what you can give. Stand up to your full height and give freely to those around you – your time, your resources, your talents, extra clothes or vegetables from your garden, whatever you…
  • He made us all Neelakanta’s

    6 Jan 2014 | 7:57 am
    Just back after a advanced meditation program with Guruji (Sri Sri RaviShankar) and this poem came up spontaneously today evening. Rudra Puja with Guruji – 6th Jan 2014 at VM A thousand and hundred questions; A gazillion doubts and a hundred more fears and a billion more regrets; Desires as many as stars in the sky. All mixed together in colors that are dark; Come out on the surface and express themselves in a myriad ways – from -          aloofness to discontent -          anger to rancor -          fearfulness to anxiety -          disenchantment…
  • Meditation, Leadership & 2014 New Year Resolutions

    31 Dec 2013 | 1:24 am
    It is that time of the year when we reflect back on the year gone by and look forward to new beginning’s. Guruji’s (Sri Sri RaviShankar) in his article on “Looking back, looking ahead” writes: Just like we live in the outer world of events and circumstances, we also live in the inner world of emotions and feelings, which we are not always aware of. Meditation is the best tool to wipe your mind clean off all past impressions that weigh you down. The distance between the outer and the inner worlds is just the blink of an eye. Yoga is the skill of keeping attention on the inner world…
  • Grateful For

    29 Nov 2013 | 9:46 pm
    Found this beautiful image courtesy  @raehanbobby
  • Synchronicity – guess who we get to meet finally?

    30 Oct 2013 | 9:45 am
      I had stumbled upon CharityFocus way back in early 2000 via Propoor when I had read an article about Nipun and Guri’s walk in India. Since then I had been a regular subscriber of emails that used to appear from Nipun’ mailbox without fail. Somewhere I had the intention of meeting with Nipun someday. We exchanged emails in 2006 and that was that. Amid a hectic workday yesterday I stumbled upon Nasscom Product Conference agenda and Nipun’ name on the speaker list caught my eye. Late last night I dropped an email to Nipun and got invited to his talk at NMIMS, Bangalore…
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  • Wipro Q4 Net Profit Up 29%, Beats Estimates

    Nandini Sanyal
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    The country's third-largest software services firm Wipro today posted a 28.8 per cent increase in profit to Rs 2,226.5 crore in the quarter ended March 31 on the back of improving global economic sentiment and cost optimisation. The Bangalore-based firm had registered a profit of Rs 1,728.7 crore in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2013, Wipro said in a statement. The results are under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Net sales grew 21.7 per cent to Rs 11,703.6 crore in the quarter from Rs 9,613.1 crore a year earlier. Revenue from IT services stood at Rs…
  • Wipro Q4 Net Profit Up 29%, Beats Estimates

    Nandini Sanyal
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
  • ‘Forecasting’s Passé, Nowcasting’s Here’

    Nandini Sanyal
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Recently India’s top IT CEOs got together in Bangalore for a two-hour discussion on what Big Data means for India and whether it could be the panacea to a slowing IT services industry. The high level panel included Mohan Jayaraman , MD of Experian Credit Information Company of India Pvt Ltd, Anirban Dey, MD, SAP Labs India, Sandeep Mathur, MD of Oracle India, Arun Kumar, GM of Red Hat india, Rajesh Janey , President of EMC India, Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi, co-founder of Crayon Data and Kaushik Bhaskar, Director, Information Management Software, India Software Lab, IBM. The panelists also…
  • ‘Forecasting’s Passe, Nowcasting’s Here’

    Shokinder Goyla
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Recently India’s top IT CEOs got together in Bangalore for a two-hour discussion on what Big Data means for India and whether it could be the panacea to a slowing IT services industry. The high level panel included Mohan Jayaraman , MD of Experian Credit Information Company of India Pvt Ltd, Anirban Dey, MD, SAP Labs India, Sandeep Mathur, MD of Oracle India, Arun Kumar, GM of Red Hat india, Rajesh Janey , President of EMC India, Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi, co-founder of Crayon Data and Kaushik Bhaskar, Director, Information Management Software, India Software Lab, IBM. The panelists also…
  • ‘Forecasting’s Passe, Nowcasting’s Here’

    Shokinder Goyla
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Recently India’s top IT CEOs got together in Bangalore for a two-hour discussion on what Big Data means for India and whether it could be the panacea to a slowing IT services industry. The high level panel included Mohan Jayaraman , MD of Experian Credit Information Company of India Pvt Ltd, Anirban Dey, MD, SAP Labs India, Sandeep Mathur, MD of Oracle India, Arun Kumar, GM of Red Hat india, Rajesh Janey , President of EMC India, Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi, co-founder of Crayon Data and Kaushik Bhaskar, Director, Information Management Software, India Software Lab, IBM. The panelists also…
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    Mumbai Ready Reckoner

  • NIC Organizes Star Gazing Programme on 19th April. 2014

    Sameer Lele
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:59 pm
    NIC Organizes Star Gazing Programme on 19th April. 2014.Schedule for the Programme.First day.05.30 pm – Assemble at NIC for Registration.05.45 pm – Introduction session.06.00 pm – Slide Show on Stars.06.45 pm – Tea and snacks.07.15 pm – At Gandhi Smarak for star Gazing.09.30 pm – Night walk on the way back to tent from Gandhi Smarak to Tent Area.10.15 pm – Dinner at NIC.11.15 pm – Good Night.Second Day.05.45 am – Wakeup call.06.30 am – Morning Tea and Breakfast.07.00 am – Nature Trail.09.30 am – Lion and Tiger Safari, Mini Train, and Boating.10.00 am – Back to Tent…
  • Uphill Cycle Ride to Walkeshwar- Juice Fuel Up Haji Ali Jiuce Centre 25th april 2014

    Sameer Lele
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    Dear Extended Family,Let us do some endurance ride on the Hills of Walkeshwar. We met up at 9.30 pm at Lucky Bandra and do a ride to Walkeshwar via Breach Candy. , we ride upto Priyadrashani Park and do the Uphill opp Priyadrashani ParkMeet 9.30 pmRouteShivaji ParkWorli nakaHaji Ali.Breach CandyTurn Right towards Napeansea RoadOpp Priyadarhani Park , Up hillCome down via Walkeshwar.Ride to Haji Ali Juice Centre Fuel UpWarm Regards,Vishal Sharma8898051000Facebook Groups
  • Cycle Ride to Powai Lake 27th April 2014

    Sameer Lele
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Dear Extended Family,Let us do a rdie to Powai Lake on Sunday morning .Route Riders from Bandra will met up with other cyclists at Bisleri Factory junction and ride to Powai via JB Nagar to MIDC and into PowaiSome top up of food could be done on way back.met upRiders from bandra at 6.10 am at Lucky RestRiders From Andheri at Mega Mall 6.10 amMeet up at Bisleri Factory, In case one group comes early, waits for the other.Look forward to see you allWarm Regards,Vishal Sharma8898051000Facebook Groups
  • 'Shop For a Cause' @ The Vintage Garden Banrda April 19 - April 20

    Sameer Lele
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:55 am
    Back Alley invites you to browse through a range:•Clothing (Men & Women)•Accessories (Men & Women)•Footwear•Kids books•Home Décor – Candles, Cushion Covers, Decorative items etc.•Gifting Items•Books•DVDs & CDsBrands for clothing include clothes and accessories from Massimo Dutti, See by Chloe, Neeta Lulla, Tarun Tahiliani, Armani Exchange, Escada, Joseph, QuirkBox, Burberry, BCBG, Armani, Zara, Shanghai Tang Jimmy Choo, Gucci besides Mango, Aldo, Benetton, Only, Vero Moda, Jack & Jones, Levi’s etc, to name a few.“Loved shopping at Back Alley’s…
  • Fly Lady Di Workshop in Mumbai May 3 - May 4 @ khar

    Sameer Lele
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:53 am
    Limber up people: Fly Lady Di gets down with the Mumbai dancers this May. Take this opportunity to get a deeper understanding of the styles, technique and history of these dance forms.Mumbai is getting lucky as we give you workshops in House, New Jack Swing and Waacking.About Fly Lady Di: has worked with some of the World's top choreographers : those who coached the likes of Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and hold your breath Michael Jackson.Diana is entrenched in the Toronto dance scene: shes dance Director at Manifesto, Canada's biggest hiphop festival and n artist at Unity, a youth focussed…
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  • Elections 2014 – The Anti-Social Media

    5 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    As an avid social media enthusiast with strong opinions and a healthy following, i am not happy with the state of affairs. Very disappointed. I have been called an AAPtard, a Moditard, and a Rahultard at various points of time. Every day some or the other person asks me how much money i am getting to speak against their beloved leader of choice. This is just so insulting. I keep waiting and waiting, glancing at my phone every twenty minutes to check for new messages but that notification never comes. ‘Rs 20 lakhs have been credited into your account for criticising Narendra…
  • Elections 2014 – The Great Indian Circus

    29 Mar 2014 | 10:53 pm
    This election season is heating up. The debates are raging, in news studios, parks and around water coolers in offices. Decades old friendships are being broken over people’s political loyalties. The biggest question in everybody’s minds is no longer the name of the celebrity who will feature on the next episode of Koffee with Karan, but who will replace the current prime minister, the one who hails from Assam, the man who never speaks, the man who watched as his ministers plundered away, on the Delhi throne. WHO WILL WIN?? Not that we have a rich set of choices. Sure they all…
  • Open Letter to Advani ji

    22 Mar 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Dear Advani ji, I don’t know if there is an easy way of saying this to someone so senior, so i’ll just say it upfront. Please let it go. It is not worth it, and you are just going to damage your legacy. Move on. Leave it. Chhodo. Chhade de. [See i even looked up the Sindhi version, just for you.] You are 86 years old. You are two decades older than independent India. I am in my 30s, and you were already closing in on old age when i was born. So much tension and heartburn in this advanced age will not do you any good. Whether it is a wave, tsunami or merely ripples in a bathtub,…
  • Another Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal

    16 Mar 2014 | 8:35 am
    Dear Kejriwal ji, Not too long ago, i risked going against the Supreme Court’s verdict on article 377 by going fully gay for you, the messiah of hope, the man who was to end all corruption in the country. I asked you, RTI activist, Magsaysay award winner, catalyst of a massive anti-corruption movement in the nation, and the surprise winner of a lot of seats in the Delhi election, to not let us down. There were the hopes of the aam aadmi on your modest shoulders. Sachin Tendulkar had recently retired. Vidya Balan had gained even more weight. Nothing seemed right, and we were counting on…
  • Dhoom 3 – America, Trolled

    1 Jan 2014 | 6:13 am
    I just got back from watching Dhoom 3, having heard mixed reactions about the movie, and i can confidently say that i feel sad for the people who weren’t able to see through the genius of the movie. This is an epic. It’s a work of art. Dear GoI, Dear Bollywood – allow me to apologize on behalf of the millions of my brethren who’ve been ranting on about the former’s lack of any foreign policy, and the latter’s excessive dependence on foreign locales. You sirs, are awesome. I can now see how our government has been using Bollywood movies to send out strong…
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  • India Morning Report: Markets ready to swipe down all the way

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    And that would be less than 50 points on the nifty – 20 percent 50 points, 1 percent 100 points – as vix moves from 30 overnight to 45 levels within a week. Most of the correction would resize and realign the banknifty composition again at 12850 overnight.Filed under: India Tagged: Bombay, Friday, India
  • India Morning Report: The rest of the week is bullish again

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Given Pfizer and US Authorities continuing crackdown on drugs from India ( Pfizers fake drugs lab featured Ranbaxy on Bloomberg yesterday, 100M users (see ET)  did not vote for Ranbaxy and founder Dilip Sangvi definitely has an uphill task trying to convert his $4 B revenue acquisition of Ranbaxy into a paying deal. The price even at Rs 447 was probably a face saver for Indian Phartma as Indian pharma contitnues the quest for bigger stories in the $200 mln – $500 mln molecule categories and even more and the US generics story also relies on academia to cut the costs of innovationand…
  • India Morning Report: IDFC gets a bank license, India goes to Polls, Sun buys Ranbaxy for $4B

    6 Apr 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Though the trend is no longer on the up and up, BS revealing that IT and Pharma earnings have reached 20% of India Inc scorecards in 2013, doubling in 3 years on the depreciation dragon that caused a 14% run on the rupee just in the December Quarter. Meanwhile the Rupee is ratcheting back to 55 levels. According to RGR, the threatening levels of the Rupee appreciation start near 55 where it is overvalued to even 50. Remittances from the Middle East are flowing in mercilessly , leveraged by 5% loans in dubai and Abu dhabi as NRIs continue to fuel the investment boom’s precursors almost…
  • India Morning Report: IPL gotchas, as India markets work to stay in at 6600

    27 Mar 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Gavaskar will probably take over as BCCI chief for the IPL 7 “bat-arounds”(Whack-a-mole) as CSK and Rajasthan Royals shutdown could see sentiment spillover to cash equities and a 30 edition IPL in the UAE as suggested by the Supreme Court a body blow to the sport. India Inc in the meantime continues to enjoy a brief respite from discussions of continued troubles for India as investors return to one of the world’s deepest markets, markets staying the course now at 6600 levels, keeping gains and sentiment firmly taking out 6500 straddles to new bulls at likely 7000 levels in…
  • India Morning Report: Portfolio investment highs let India story dominate

    26 Mar 2014 | 2:22 am
    Investment percent gdp (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As investment flows confirm net positive investments in India on a regular daily basis, making the total for March closer to $3 Bln or close to $150 mln per day (INR 900 Crores) , India and Indonesia keep hopes alive for Global equities and EEM flows remain negative with exits from China, Japan and Korea closing out on any hope for recovery in North Asia with China remaining dull and Japans deficit imports coming at the cost of lower Exports being kept on deficit mirroring the phase of growth investments without concurrent investing flows.
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    The Daily News Post India - TDNPost

  • Guitarists Still Making Memorable Music With Strat

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    Some of the most legendary guitarists in music history have elicited unforgettable sounds from the Fender Stratocaster, the distinctive double-cutaway guitar born in a small Fullerton, Calif., workshop 60 years ago this month. It remains an essential tool for some of today's top guitarists. Vince Gill relies on it so much he calls it an "extension of my hands." Keywords: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
  • Whoopi Goldberg Pens Pro-Marijuana Column

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    Whoopi Goldberg's new pro-weed column premiered on The Denver Post's marijuana website. In it, Goldberg discusses her love for her pot vaporizer. Keywords: whoopi goldberg,whoopi goldberg pot,whoopi goldberg marijuana,whoopi goldberg weed,whoopi goldberg weed column,whoopi goldberg marijuana column,the cannabist column,whoopi goldberg the cannabist,entertainment news
  • Will Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Reunite at Cannes?

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    The Cannes Film Festival lineup has been announced, which means a ton of stars will be flocking to France in May. Two of them include Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and we can only wonder what kind of reunion the former couple will have. Check out the video to see what other excitement you can expect from the highly esteemed event! Keywords: POPSUGAR Entertainment,POPSUGAR News, Entertainmant, cat:Entertainment
  • Mrs. Doubtfire Sequel On the Way!

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    It's hard to believe it's been 21 years since Mrs. Doubtfire hit the big screen, but we have some exciting news for all the fans of the 1993 classic. According to the Hollywood Reporter, FOX 2000 has a follow up in the works! The studio is set to bring back Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus! No word yet on if other original cast members like Sally Fields, Pierce Brosnan and Matthew Lawrence will be joining, but if we had our pick, the flick would be about Robin Williams and that 'ol social worker getting together. We can't wait to see what the sequel has in store! Keywords: wfctv,…
  • Lamar Odom Signs with the New York Knicks!

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Lamar Odom is back in the NBA! The 34-year old signed with the New York Knicks for the remainder of their season. The announcement was made Wednesday by none other than his former Lakers coach, who also happens to be the president of the Knicks, Phil Jackson. What's funny though is that the team's season ended on the same day Lamar was signed. So, what's the deal? Is there something more to the story we don't know about? Check it out to find out! Keywords: wfctv, Sports, Lamar Odom, Phil Jackson, New York, Knicks, NBA, basketball, drugs, pics, photos, video,
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  • For us at PSB Asia, Sun Pharma shone brighter in 2011

    Ashwani Singla
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    PSB 50 released in April 2011, showed the company with the highest Future Potential The acquisition of pharmaceutical behemoth Ranbaxy by another healthcare giant Sun Pharma created the fifth-largest specialty generics company in the world and the largest pharmaceutical company in India. The combined revenue of over $4.2 billion is sweetener for Indian industry’s image globally. The new entity will have operations in 65 countries, 47 manufacturing facilities across 5 continents, and a significant platform of specialty and generic products marketed globally. I daresay that in the process,…
  • Simple rules to develop a compelling proposition and how to win trust

    Ashwani Singla
    14 Jan 2014 | 3:27 am
    I was interviewed by Mediavataar ( to spell out the benefit of positioning and what it takes to develop a compelling proposition that not only helps companies win but also creates the necessary equity needed to weather crisis that a company will surely face from time to time.. Do let me know your thoughts. “More than ever before reputation is taking center stage for the C Suite. Reputation risk today ranks amongst the highest of risks and it is getting all the attention of the C Suite. So, PR today has the perfect opportunity to be in the board room. I like the opportunities…

    Ashwani Singla
    10 Jun 2013 | 11:33 pm
    Consultancies must focus on value and results, not simply on the effort In the recent past I had introduced the debate on why the PR industry in India must embrace Empirical Public Relations to really find answers to the Jigsaw Puzzle that the current environment within which the communications business operates in. Empirical Public Relations is already demonstrating a change in the way campaigns are priced and paid for, addressing the significant challenge human capital presents with the need to revise models of compensation, reward and recognition to attract and retain first-class talent.

    Ashwani Singla
    17 Apr 2013 | 9:28 pm
    Cost of Living is a major concern while they remain optimistic about the future of the region. Recently PSB launched the 5th annual Arab Youth Survey, our largest ever comprehensive look at the attitudes and opinions of young people across 15 Arab countries. The project included 3000 in-depth and face-to-face interviews with young men and women from virtually every corner of the Arab world reaching participants in: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen. This year’s survey showed the feelings of optimism and…
  • Believing in ‘The Science of Persuasion’

    Ashwani Singla
    25 Feb 2013 | 8:01 am
    I was interviewed by Adgully ( where I have talked about a three concerns of any CEO. Appended the interview for your read. Do let me know your thoughts Ever since it set up operations in India, Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) the multinational Global Strategic Communication advisory firm has made a steady progress. PSB has corporate marketing, corporate communications and public advocacy as its main practice areas. According to Ashwani Singla, Managing Director and CEO, PSB sees itself positioned differently from other Public Relations agencies in the sense that it is a consulting firm…
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  • India, Being Indian, Elections, And Being Hindu

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:20 am
    This is the third article in the reality series... We are, as a nation, 67 years young today, with our tumultous years hopefully well behind us. We, as a nation, are just coming out of a very demanding period in our life-cycle, and stand at a very critical juncture. As we head into these elections, we stand at a vital junction in our life-cycle. The rise, rise and rise of Narendra Modi has done one thing for certain : it has, yet again, exposed our weak underbelly; once again, we as a people stand stripped naked in front of the Whole Wide World. We stand stripped, and desnuded of all our…
  • Book Review : What India Should Know {Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan}

    8 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
     AUTHORS : Dr V Lakshmikanthan is HOD of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Tech. He is the editor of 5 international mathematical journals; Dr J Vasundhara Devi is a mathematician and a professor. When was Ashok really born? 4th Century BC - or more than a 1000 years before that?When was the Buddha really born? 6th Century BC - or more than a 1000 years before that?Who wrote the history that we know as gospel truth today?What were the motives behind writing this history?What were the other viewpoints considered when our {Indian} history was being written by the western…
  • Book Review : Indian Economy Under Early British Rule - Irfan Habib

    6 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    First, history... and then, to top that, Economic History. Yaaaawn, you would think; yet another long-winded treatise that is boooring, you would think. You could not be more off the mark; the current book stands as the best, most interesting and power-packed book on Indian History that I have ever encountered. It is short, to-the-point, powerful, and deeply engaging in its flawless narrative and nearly irrefutable in its scathing indictment of the British. Next, why should you read this? Reason : because any number of educated Indians regard the British rule as either a boon, or just another…
  • My Vote, My Future and My Country... The Lament Of A Disillusioned Voter

    3 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    On the 10th of April, in 7 days time, the Great Indian Election Season starts wherein each adult Indian is supposed to excercise his or her vote, and choose a party into power. To some of us, it is a vital day; to some of us, it is a duty, to some of us, it is a task, to some of us, it is unimportant... and to some of us, like me, it is a day to regret, to cry in desolation at the absence of a good choice. 2014... 23 years since I reached 18, the grand and exciting age that grants me the right to vote, that grants me a single lifetime Share Certificate in India, Inc; that grants me the…
  • Narendra Modi - 17 Questions

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:59 am
    Elections 2014... and Narendra Modi. These are the "Modi" elections... everywhere you look, you will find Mr Modi. Nothing wrong with that - problem is, in this Modism, the real issues lie buried somewhere - buried and forgotten. Let me enumerate these issues in the form of Questions, in short and simple words. This is not a long blog-post; I am just asking a few questions. If you want my vote, please answer these questions, straight and simple. Else, I am clear: I will not cast my vote for the BJP. Mr Modi, sir, my vote may not mean much to you, but it means a lot to me. I am a nobody in the…
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  • Syria submits ‘more specific’ list of chemical weapons to OPCW

    Team NewsYaps
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    A U.N. chemical weapons expert, wearing a gas mask, holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus August 29, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abdullah/Files Beirut/The Hague: Syria has submitted a “more specific” list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its stockpile after discrepancies were reported by inspectors on the ground, officials said. Damascus agreed to give up its chemical arsenal after Washington threatened military action following the death…
  • Amarinder says 2014 polls to mark the beginning of the end of SAD-BJP alliance in Amritsar

    Team NewsYaps
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Image Courtesy: Amritsar: Congress candidate from Amritsar Amarinder Singh on Thursday said he will ensure that these elections mark the beginning of the end for the “corrupt and communal” Akali-BJP alliance in the state. Singh was speaking at a function jointly organised by Congress and People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) to honour him. Addressing his supporters, Amarinder said there was a groundswell of anger against the ruling Akali-BJP alliance. About his rival Arun Jaitley, Amarinder said he had been cheated by the Akalis by being made to contest from…
  • Moderate to high turnout in fifth phase of LS poll, halfway mark crossed

    Team NewsYaps
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Image Courtesy: New Delhi: Moderate to high turnout on Thursday marked the polling in the fifth and biggest round of Lok Sabha elections covering 121 seats across 12 states amidst Maoist violence in Jharkhand where rebels injured four CRPF jawans, blew up a railway track and exploded bombs. The highest turnout of 78.89 per cent was in the four constituencies in West Bengal, which has a total of 39 seats, while the lowest was recorded in Madhya Pradesh at 54 per cent. In the key battleground state of Karnataka, where polling was held in the 28 seats on Thursday, the voting…
  • Advani confident BJP win in LS polls, says Cong top brass to be credited

    Team NewsYaps
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Image Courtesy: Hoogly, West Bengal: Senior BJP leader LK Advani is confident about the party’s outright win in the Lok Sabha elections and said the Congress and its top brass should be credited for the victory and not Narendra Modi. “I have witnessed elections since Independence.. But this time the results have already been decided by people. I can clearly see BJP’s win,” Advani told an election rally here in Hooghly district. “But for this we should not credit Narendra bhai… The credit goes to the Congress and its top…
  • Edward Snowden made surprise appearance on Putin TV phone-in

    Team NewsYaps
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Image Courtesy: Moscow: Edward Snowden, the fugitive former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of US intelligence eavesdropping, made a surprise appearance on a TV phone-in hosted by Vladimir Putin on Thursday, asking the Russian president if his country also tapped the communications of millions. The exchange was the first known direct contact between Putin and Snowden since Russia gave the American refuge last summer after he disclosed widespread monitoring of telephone and internet data by the United States and fled the country. Snowden was not in the studio with…
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    Indian brand strategy

  • Paper Boat Beverages: Memories, Nostalgia and Magic…

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:16 pm
    My earliest memory of growing up in the wonderful city of New Delhi is walking along, Raj Path near India Gate. My parents would often take me there and in the summer evenings I would be mesmerized by rows of bed-sheets placed on the ground as young boys and girls would climb on the evergreen […]
  • Why not all vehicles are depreciating assets: The story of the Royal Enfield Motorcycle

    18 Mar 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Last week I stumbled upon a very interesting discovery. The traditional thinking is that most vehicles are depreciating assets. In other words if you buy a brand new car and try to drive it out of the dealership and sell it, you will get less than what you paid for the car earlier… This is […]
  • What is happening at HCL…?

    22 Feb 2014 | 9:17 am
    HCL, India’s leading Technology and services company is a curious case of an organization going through transition. Founded by Shiv Nadar for years HCL has been showing robust growth and had has tremendous success in taking on infrastructural services projects. They have had dynamic leaders like Shiv Nadar, Arjun Malhotra , Vineet Nayyar ( Sr […]
  • #ThePurpleBox: Another masterclass from Naturals ?

    5 Feb 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Naturals – The beauty and grooming salon has been making the right moves on the marketing front. After an amazing campaign during Christmas last year, where they show cased a very desirable Genelia D’Souza as “My new Santa” in a purple outfit, this time it seems they are ready to reveal a new entity which […]
  • India’s first crowd sourced library ?

    11 Jan 2014 | 3:05 pm
    In a previous post I had discussed the importance of how crowd sourcing can help implement projects in India.  There were various comments and suggestions on that article on how the value system of the scheme and the donors need to match otherwise it would amount to just another CSR scheme. Recently in my discussions […]
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    India's Endangered

  • Save Genetic Diversity to Save Tigers

    Atula Gupta
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    In a research published today (17 April) by Stanford scholars, scientists have found that it is not just numbers but genetic diversity that will help save the tigers from extinction. Having lost 90 percent of their historical habitat almost half of the 3000 wild tigers in the world today live in India in national parks ...Read the Rest
  • Image of the Day: Red-tailed Bamboo Pitviper, Mizoram

    Team Indias Endangered
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    A snake species endemic to Indian subcontinent, the red-tailed bamboo pit viper is found in the North-eastern states, Myanmar and Bangladesh. A poisonous snake, bites from this species result in intense local pain and swelling. The IUCN red list marks the species as Least Concern but extreme deforestation has begun to destroy the snakes native ...Read the Rest
  • Image of the Day: Indian Eagle Owl, Rajasthan

    Team Indias Endangered
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Flickr user Koshyk, clicked this incredible image of an Indian Eagle Owl with a recent kill early morning at a field in Shonkaliya, Rajasthan. He writes, “Till recently, the Indian Eagle Owl was considered a sub species of the Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo). It was sometimes referred to as the Rock Eagle Owl due ...Read the Rest
  • World’s Highest Flying Bird may Hold Key To Prevention Of Heart Attacks

    Rohit Daniel
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:56 pm
    RESEARCH: In a significant breakthrough, scientists studying the survival mechanism of the world’s highest-flying bird- the bar-head goose, have indicated that the new insights gained from the study could help prevent killer medical conditions like heart attacks and strokes in humans. The bar-headed goose is one of the few living creatures that can survive at ...Read the Rest
  • The Man who Runs with a Tiger (Photos)

    Team Indias Endangered
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:45 am
    A 52 year old Londoner Paul Goldstein is carrying the dream of saving tigers quite literally on his shoulders. Wearing a heavy tiger suit, this marathoner has not only run in 9 world marathons, but also has travelled around the globe, catching attention and raising awareness about the depleting tiger numbers. From Wimbeldon to Taj ...Read the Rest
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    Sms Messages, Quotes, Sayings, Greetings, Wishes, Jokes 2014

  • Ugadi Festival Sms Messages

    SMS Messages
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Latest Collection on Ugadi Festival Sms Messages and Wishes Memories of moments celebrated together… Moments those have been attached in my heart, forever… Make me Miss You even more this Ugadi. Hope this Ugadi brings in Good Fortune & Abounding ...
  • Happy Ugadi 2014 Sms in Telugu

    SMS Messages
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Best Collection on Happy Ugadi 2014 Sms in Telugu Happy Ugadi to all naa snehithulaku Ugadi nuthana shubhakashala dinam For the people of andhra pradesh mathu Also for telugu people anothaover The Prapanchamlu So adhuke On adhi Dinam Enjoy jothalu ...
  • April Fool Sms Messages for WhatsApp

    SMS Messages
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:45 am
    Share and Enjoy April Fool Sms Messages for WhatsApp Last night I Got a severe Head pain… I went to the Doctor … He said that It would be cured If I send a SMS TO some lunatic person… ”
  • April Fool 2014 Facebook Status Jokes

    SMS Messages
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:41 am
    Happy April Fool 2014 Facebook Status Jokes Sms Collection A study has proved that all fools use their THUMB while reading a SMS. Now its 2 late dont try 2 change ur finger! Catch another fool!  U will ...
  • April Fool Sms Jokes for FB

    SMS Messages
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:35 am
    New Collection on April Fool Sms Jokes for FB, Facebook Friends 5 Reasons Why I Like You- 1.Ur Never Boring, 2.U Know How To Bring On My Face 3.Ur Always On My Side, 4.We Are A Perfect Match, 5.Ur Always ...
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    Real Estate News

  • A highlight on most preferred locations in and around Bangalore

    2 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    Bangalore City the IT Capital of the country is the most desired place when it comes to investment in real estate. People who seek job come to the city and with the facilities and favorable environment decide to settle down in the city. There are many factors that drive a home buyer to invest in ...
  • The New Metro Line Likely to Rise Real Estate Prices in Bangalore

    3 Mar 2014 | 4:53 am
    The newly commissioned Metro Line is likely to increase the real estate prices in the nearing months and it seems like the past trends are sign of this. With the MG Road-Baiyappanahalli Metro Lined that was commissioned in October 2011 the property prices in the localities of both MG Road and Baiyappabahalli has raised. As per ...
  • An Analysis and Estimation of Bangalore Housing Sector in 2014

    19 Feb 2014 | 1:23 am
    Bangalore City witnessed a speedy growth over the bygone few decades and this growth can be witnessed in terms of infrastructure, social structures, venture of IT companies and MNCs, and the prevailing community living in apartments, integrated townships and many other developments. Information Technology is regarded has the key drive for the vigorous growth in ...
  • 15 Points to remember while Buying a Property or Home

    12 Feb 2014 | 4:28 am
    Owning a dream home is definitely an eventual dream of every common man and it surely takes an individual’s life time savings and hard-earned money. Before falling into any pit or becoming prey to any fake builders, as property buyers it is ideal to do a thorough research and ask all the possible questions to ...
  • The Growing Integrated Townships in India

    5 Jan 2014 | 3:53 am
    The rising level of fortune of the people has given a remarkable momentum in the notion of integrated townships in a short period of time and is observing a gush in demand in this segment.  Other than providing posh residential apartments, these integrated townships, offer a wide range of recreational facilities such as golf courses, ...
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  • Gujrat commercial tax Track your VAT , CST Status Online

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am Gujrat commercial tax Track your VAT , CST Status Online at The Gujarat Sales Tax Commissonerate or Commercial tax department has its headquarters at Ahmedabad. The headquarter is located at RajyaKarBhavan, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad. The Gujrat Sales Tax Commissionerate is further organized in divisions, ranges and unit offices. The Divisional offices are 11 in numbers and are headed by officer of the rank of Jt. Commissioner. There are 25 range offices headed by an officer of Dy.Commissioner rank. The cutting edge of the department is the…
  • VAT and CST Registration

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:29 pm VAT and CST Registration – Gujarat Commercial Tax Department Commissionerate of Commercial Tax is the nodal agency for the administration and collection of various taxes in the State of Gujarat. The Commissionerate functions under the Finance Department of Government of Gujarat. The Commissionerate is responsible for administering following Acts and corresponding Rules: (1) The Value Added Tax, 2003 (2) The Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 (3) The Motor Spirit CESS Act, 2001 (4) The Gujarat Entry of Goods in Local Area Act, 2001 (5)…
  • Gujarat Commercial Tax Tatkal VAT e-registration Online

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:12 pm Gujarat Commercial Tax Tatkal VAT e-registration Online Prcocedure to get Tatkal VAT e-registration for Gujarat Commercial Tax Department Dealer connects to the Commercial tax website : Click on Online e-Registration : Tatkal under e-services for Gujarat Tax website Gujarat Commercial Tax Department Dealer will have to enter – Firm name , PAN, & email-id , and create the password While sign-up, to logon onto the dept. site . This login-id & password will be used to make an e-Payment,…
  • Rajasthan ET/LT e-returns filing Rajasthan Commercial Tax Department

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am Rajasthan ET/LT e-returns filing Rajasthan Commercial Tax Department ET/ LT e-Returns Online for Rajasthan Commercial Tax Department Login to Website of  Rajasthan Commercial Taxes Department – Sign up on the web portal by providing your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) or ET/LT Registration number (in case not registered under VAT) and other registration details. Upon successfully signing, logon to the portal using your TIN or ET/LT Registration number. Dealer would need to enter his ET/LT registration number without ‘/’…
  • Revenue Department Rajasthan e-GRAS: Government Receipts Accounting System Application

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am e-GRAS: Government Receipts Accounting System Application , Revenue Department Rajasthan e-GRAS is an online Government Receipts Accounting System. The departments which generate revenue for the Government are associated with eGRAS. To participate in e-GRAS, one has to click on new user creation and requires to fill up their credentials. Once the login ID is generated then one is authorised to use eGRAS for all types of challan submission. For one time transactions user can login by using user login from ‘guest’ and password ‘guest’. For easy and…
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    Indilens ! Insights of India

  • Strike observed during Farooq Abdullah’s visit to Bandipura

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    This report is prepared by Priyanka Bhowmick for Indilens Bandipura, 17 April 2014, Faheem Mir: On the eve of Farooq Abdullah’s visit in north Kashmir’s Bandipura district, people themselves observed complete strike, as protest without any call from any separatist party . Strike observed during Farooq Abdullah’s visit to Bandipura The union minister of new and renewable energy and former chief minister of Jammu [...] The post Strike observed during Farooq Abdullah’s visit to Bandipura appeared first on Indilens
  • Tamil Nadu is more developed than Modi’s state, compares Jayalalithaa

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    This report is prepared by Priyanka Bhowmick for Indilens CHENNAI, 17 April 2014, Julie Mariappan (TNN): Continuing her tirade against Narendra Modi’s Gujarat model of development, Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said that Tamil Nadu is much more developed than his state in all aspects. Tamil Nadu is more developed than Modi’s state, compares Jayalalithaa At an election [...] The post Tamil Nadu is more developed than Modi’s state, compares Jayalalithaa appeared first on Indilens
  • AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi to campaign against Modi in Varanasi

    Main Uddin
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    This report is prepared by Main Uddin for Indilens Hyderabad, 17 April-2014, Mohd Akhtar: AIMIM President and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi will campaign against BJP’s prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi, UP. AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi to campaign against Modi in Varanasi Image credit: aimim official site According to sources Owaisi a bitter critic of Gujarat CM for his alleged role in 2002 [...] The post AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi to campaign against Modi in Varanasi appeared first on Indilens
  • Vote for us or there will be no water supply, warns Ajit Pawar

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    This report is prepared by Priyanka Bhowmick for Indilens Baramati, 17 April 2014, Syed Imtiaz Jaleel/NDTV: Hours before Maharashtra voted today, one of the state’s top politicians – Ajit Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister – allegedly warned a group of villagers that they would be left without water if they didn’t vote for his cousin, Supriya Sule. Vote for us or there will be no water [...] The post Vote for us or there will be no water supply, warns Ajit Pawar appeared first on Indilens
  • An Open letter from Bollywood Heavyweights to Common Indians

    Main Uddin
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    This report is prepared by Main Uddin for Indilens Mumbai, 17 April-2014(moifightclub): It is seen that the NaMo-mania hitting the roof, the Bollywood has done something which it has never done before – Taken a political stand. Some 60 film personalities which includes many well-known directors, actors, screenwriters, editors, producers and lyricists have come together to make an appeal to the voters. Though it doesn’t spell [...] The post An Open letter from Bollywood Heavyweights to Common Indians appeared first on Indilens
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    Lahore Dispatch

  • BISE Lahore Board Intermediate Date Sheet 2014 Announced

    Muhammad Irfan
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:35 pm
    The BISE Lahore Intermediate date sheet 2014 has finally been announced and is now available for download. With this the students can begin their preparations for the examinations. As always, the intermediate part 2 examinations will start before the First Year exams. According to the BISE Lahore Intermediate date sheets, the Inter Part 2 exams will start from 30th of April 2014 while the Intermediate Part 1 exams will begin from 17th May 2014. The results of both the examinations will be announced in that order as well. The BISE Lahore assumes full responsibility for conducting the…
  • Pakistan: Military and polity at odds

    Zahid Kramet
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:52 am
    COAS General Raheel Sharif The dark clouds of political uncertainty loomed ominously once again when the incumbent Army Chief General Raheel Sharif threw down the gauntlet at the feet of the elected members of the Pakistan’s legislatures, saying that the army would “resolutely preserve its own dignity”.  Top military commanders took up the refrain by saying they fully supported General Sharif’s views on “upholding and preserving the armed forces’ dignity”, when they met to undertake a review of the prevailing internal and security situation of the country at the Corps…
  • Iran: More turbulence over the region forecast

    Zahid Kramet
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Reports of a multimillion-dollar oil contract between Iran and Russia are emerging as the latest hitch to an understanding with Iran over its nuclear ambitions. A recent report indicated that Russian plans to buy 500,000 barrels of Iranian oil a day, to break the export limit imposed by western powers under the Interim Agreement signed in January. But the US has threatened new sanctions if Iran moves in the direction of any such Russia-Iran accord. In a letter to the president, US Congress hawks said the US must move to re-impose the penalties if Russia and Iran are seen to move closer…
  • PFDC SUNSILK Fashion Week 2014

    Muhammad Irfan
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:48 am
    PFDC 2014: The PFDC SUNSILK Fashion Week 2014 is a four day long event. Many renowned fashion designers showcased their collections on first day. Some designers  scheduled to present men and women’s fashion wear are: MK Nation by Karma Ittehad Textiles Nickie Nina – Kacha Tankaa Collection Bank Al Falah Rising Talent Ali Xeeshan – Grand finale on Baby Doll song ChenOne by Sahar Atif Mohsin Ali for Libas Sania Maskatiya – Men & Women’s collections The House of Arsalan Iqbal PFDC has been organizing regular fashion weeks since February 2010 to put Pakistan on the map of…
  • IPhone 6 release date, specs, features and rumors

    Muhammad Irfan
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    IPhone 6 concept design The IPhone 6 release date has been the subject of speculation since the phone’s images began appearing on the web. Apple released last year IPhone 5S as a middle step jump to the next generation Smartphone, while competitors like HTC and Samsung released Smartphones with larger screens to capture the market. Soon after Apple realized it would need to release its next generation IPhone with a much larger screen to remain in the game IPhone 6 release date speculations The question that arose then was when would Iphone 6 would come out with its new version. It was…
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