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  • Death of Suits

    The 100% unofficial blog of the Indian Prime Minister
    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
    One of the things I can diplomatically accomplish is the death of suits in the international diplomatic circuit. I have decided to hire Troy Costa for this diplomatic initiative.My guidelines to him are clear for the diplomatic designIt should not be like the Nehru jacket for the obvious reasonsIt should not be a Kurta. It is too flexible and simple which we do not want to be.It should not be a sherwani - it looks more inflexible with a predetermined agendaNow Troy can use his imagination...The exact image I want to avoid, and the English media wants to project.
  • People shocked that Judges in India are like Indians

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    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    I wonder why we were shocked to such an extent when Katju made some allegation of judges being biased or pressured. This great assumption that our Judges or our Armed forces at times were "not" Indians is mainly a creation of the media which has made us think of them like super solution providers who are not like the rest of the Indians.Is it possible that people brought up in the same society, with same morals and with same vision be different "Indians"?Some people thought the SC Judges were different Indians...Indians from Mars maybe.It is also possible that they may be living in a cocoon…
  • If you had the luck of the Indians . . .

    Atanu Dey On India's Development
    Atanu Dey
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:09 pm
    If you had the luck of the Indians You’d be sorry and wish you were dead. If you had the luck of the Indians You’d wish you was English instead! I have substituted “Indians” for “Irish” in the song “The Luck of the Irish” by John Lennon. I was born and brought up in India. By most measures, I did get a decent schooling in India. But my education did not expose me to any even remotely accurate version of history. What little “history” was taught was a heap of lies over a handful of selected politically correct sanitized facts about…
  • Pittsburgh business leaders mull Indian prime minister

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    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
    I generally get very excited about these types of headlines. "Pittsburgh business leaders mull Indian prime minister" , particulary when google news highlights them.First question is which Pittsburgh? Is this the one in Pennsylvania? There are two other Pittsburgh that I have come across. One of them is in Canada.The largest of the possible Pittsburgh has an population of 305,841. That is close to the population of Andheri? Very exciting. It is not a constituency but may be a there is a Lokhadwala in Pittsburgh.Kollengode Venkataraman is the editor of Pittsburgh Patrika. They…
  • West's strategy: ignore Gaza, focus on Russia

    The Big Picture
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    Western governments have chosen to turn a blind eye towards the horrific killings in Gaza, apart from making anodyne statements that equate Israel's brutal measures with rockets fired ineffectually by Hamas. Instead, they have ratcheted up tensions in Ukraine, aimed clearly at pushing Russia on the defensive through harsher sanctions.The US and western nations claim that they know it was a Russian missile supplied to pro-Russian separatists that brought down MH-17. Even if true, it is hard to prove that it was a deliberate act of killing. At worst, the separatists would have judged wrongly.
 
 
 
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    Reuters: Top News

  • U.S. says hopeful of WTO deal with India only hours before deadline

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    NEW DELHI/GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he was hopeful that differences between India and much of the rest of the world over a major trade agreement could be resolved, despite only hours remaining before the deal must be signed.
  • Kerry says compromise with India on WTO possible

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that he still hoped for a compromise to end India's opposition to a global deal that would address its concerns and help advance trade liberalisation, just hours before a deadline passed.
  • August rains hold key to India's summer crops

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - August rains hold the key to India's major summer crops such as rice, soybean, cane and cotton, after a wet end to July failed to make up fully for a dry start to the four-month monsoon season.
  • Moeen puts India in a spin as England level series

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    SOUTHAMPTON England (Reuters) - Spinner Moeen Ali claimed six wickets to inspire England to a crushing 266-run win over India on Thursday to level an absorbing series at 1-1 with two matches to play.
  • India says U.S. snooping "completely unacceptable"

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has raised the issue of U.S. surveillance activities in the South Asian nation with Secretary of State John Kerry, the foreign minister said on Thursday.
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    India Insight

  • Sketchy Details

    Deepak Gopalakrishnan
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
    By Deepak Gopalakrishnan   (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)
  • India at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

    Shashank Chouhan
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:50 pm
    By Shashank Chouhan India, the host of the last Commonwealth Games, has sent a contingent of 220 athletes to this year’s Games in Glasgow. Here is a look at the winners so far - STORIES - Shuttler Kashyap hopes to be on song  Tendulkar factor adds to pressure on Sindhu Saina Nehwal pulls out with fitness issues SLIDESHOWS - Indian athletes in action at the Glasgow Games Commonwealth Games opening ceremony India’s medal haul in 2010 (This article is website-exclusive and cannot be reproduced without permission)
  • Markandey Katju: Ex-India Supreme Court judge stirs the pot

    Shashank Chouhan
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    By Shashank Chouhan Comments by retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju had India’s parliament in uproar this week. In a blog post published by the Times of India, the chairman of the Press Council of India hinted at a connection between the government and the judiciary in the elevation of an allegedly corrupt judge in Tamil Nadu. This isn’t the first time that the man heading India’s print media oversight body has stirred the pot. Katju was known among his peers as an outspoken judge who passed landmark judgements and made scathing remarks in several cases. While what he said and…
  • Waiting to die

    Danish Siddiqui
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    By Danish Siddiqui Varanasi, India The River Ganges is sacred in Hinduism, and the city of Varanasi, which lies on its banks, is one of the oldest and holiest sites for Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. Devotees believe that you can wash away your sins by taking a dip in the Ganges at Varanasi. What’s more, dying and having your ashes scattered here is a sacred thing for Hindus who believe that it brings “moksha,” or freedom for the soul from the constant cycle of death and rebirth. To attain this salvation, many travel to Varanasi to die. “Mukti Bhavan,” or “Salvation…
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s pursuit of cricketing excellence

    Anupam Pratihary
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    By Anupam Pratihary (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) Barely tipping the scale at 57 kilograms (a bit more than 125 pounds), Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the antithesis of a fast bowler. In fact, he isn’t one. At best, his pace is military medium. At 24, Kumar looks like he came straight out of junior college, and if not for his India colours, the guards at Lord’s probably wouldn’t let him enter. He has a frail build, shy disposition and an almost apologetic expression every time he beats a batsman. They are a far cry from a classic…
 
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    The Viewspaper

  • Jacques Kallis Calls It A Day, Tributes Pour In

    Viewspaper Admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Jacques Kallis is one of the greatest all-rounders to have played cricket. During his career span of 19 years, Kallis played 166 Tests, scored over 13 thousand runs; 328 ODIs and scored over 11... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Those Jokes On Rape That We Take Lightly

    Viewspaper Admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Whether it is for amusement or laughter, the word “rape” is loosely used; often disguised as a creative wordplay. However, in all the humour that we convey, we sometimes end up crossing the lines.... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • India’s First Solar Village: Dharnai Is Now Power Independent

    Viewspaper Admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:23 am
    The project is not confined to just lights and fans that run for few hours but is a 100 kilowatt (kW) micro grid that provides power to more than 2200 inhabitants of the village. The electricity... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Five Advertisements That Shake Your Conscience

    Viewspaper Admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:16 am
    Always is a company that produces hygiene products for women like sanitary napkins, pantyliners and others. The company’s recent advertisement that highlights the stereotypes against women went viral... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Tendulkar Or Dhyan Chand: Who Deserved The Bharat Ratna?

    Viewspaper Admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Earlier the Bharat Ratna was awarded for exceptional performance in any of the fields related to arts, literature, science and public services but the criteria expanded in 2011 to include “any field... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
 
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    InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion

  • Top advantages of being bisexual

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Bisexual means a person is sexually attracted towards both men and women. Bisexuality might indicate either romantic feelings or just simply sexual attraction towards both males and females. Bisexuality has been observed in various human societies and elsewhere also in the animal kingdom. Main advantages of being bisexual are the following: A person who is ...
  • Tips to help you be a topper in life

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Everyone is not born a topper. The qualities and habits inculcated during the course of life makes a person to possess the potential of being a topper. Everyone can be a topper in their own life if they follow a simple set of rules such as the following:- Be Attentive – Being attentive to every ...
  • Sexy tips for virgins

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Here are some sexy tips for virgins.   1. Have it with someone who actually loves you Have your first sexual encounter with someone who you like more than the person likes you. Girls sometimes prefer to have it with the older boy or the cool dude simply because they seem to be more experienced.  ...
  • The Joru Ka Ghulams of Bollywood

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:54 pm
    It is a Bollywood comedy film which was released in 2000. It is directed and produced by Shakeel Noorani and stars famous celebrities like Govinda, Twinkle Khanna, Kader Khan and Johnny Lever. It was a box office hit. The story is about a wealthy person by the name Dyaneshwarprasad Pitamber, acted by Kader Khan who ...
  • Worst fashion faux pase by Hollywood celebs

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    The Hollywood celebrities once in a while end up committing such fashion blunders that one is left wondering what was going on in their minds when they dressed up. Here is a list of a few of them- Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears in denims It was in the year 2001 when Britney Spears and ...
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    NextBigWhat

  • Exclusive : InMobi To Shut Down App Distribution Platform “App Publish” On August 4th

    Team NextBigWhat
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    InMobi which launched App Publish platform in 2013 has shut down the service. The service enabled app developers to distribute apps across 130 Android app stores. The sad part is that apps published using app publish platform will be unpublished from corresponding app stores, which is definitely a sore deal to developers who trusted InMobi’s distribution platform. InMobi however will let developers know how to get them republished. “After an amazing journey of enabling app discovery and delivering app downloads for all those who worked with us, we are sad to announce that App…
  • FlipKart Vs Amazon – Of Billion Dollar PR And A Look At Real Data

    Guest Author
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Ecommerce giant FlipKart announced a $1Bn funding round on Tuesday. This is known to be the biggest investment in the Indian internet space till date and probably the second highest private fund raise by any internet technology company in the world after Uber’s $1.2Bn round. Media, Indian and other wise, obviously went gaga over this mammoth amount of money being poured into a company founded by 2 Indians in their early 30’s. All the news around the FlipKart’s tech failure during Xiaomi Mi3 launch took a back seat. Jeff Bezos (Image credit: FT.com) This media attention, that Flipkart…
  • This NDTV Good Times’ Tweet Is A Classic One [Employee Disengagement]

    Team NextBigWhat
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
    NDTV GOOD TIMES TWEET [Via / The tweet has been removed.] Well, somebody is definitely going to have a bad time after this tweet! We couldn’t help, but share this – apart from being funny, it also is a reminder that the ones who own social media handles need to be extremely careful about the personal vs. company handle. And if you have your own team handling it, keep them very happy! Meanwhile, enjoy this ‘social media’ statistics video! #Fun.   The post This NDTV Good Times’ Tweet Is A Classic One [Employee Disengagement] appeared first on NextBigWhat.
  • Compared : Moto G Vs. Xiaomi Mi3 : Who Wins? [Moto G Price Slashed By 2K]

    Team NextBigWhat
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:19 am
    Flipkart has slashed Moto G prices by INR 2,000/ offering a discount to promote the sales and while Xiaomi has its own ‘pray-and-you-might-get’ buying process, we bring you a comparison between Xiaomi Mi3 and Moto G. MOTO G Vs. Mi3 Vs. Lava IRIS 504Q We have also included Lava Iris 504Q which seems like a great device, though not marketed well. Parameter MOTO G Mi 3 Lava Iris 504Q OS Android v4.4 (KitKat) Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to v4.4 (KitKat) Processor 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad Core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974AB,…
  • 3 Products That Could Have Been Mobile-First [35+ Don't Get Mobile?]

    Ashish Sinha
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    When we wrote “These 35+ Entrepreneurs Don’t Get Mobile-Only”, a lot of people asked us to give examples of product and feature implementations to bring more clarity to the debate. India’s Internet story is largely a mobile one. We saw a primarily internet-only audience a couple of years ago, and since then the user base has been growing, and mobile data usage has just exploded – easily over half the number of internet users are mobile only, and many more access it way more often on the phone than over a desktop or laptop. Importantly, the consumption patterns…
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    The Imagined Universe

  • 4 new rules for more goals in World Cup football

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

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

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

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

    Lekhni
    12 Dec 2013 | 4:24 pm
    It took me a long time to realize that my previous blog theme (Arras) was not mobile friendly by a long shot. It looks all right on a desktop, and passable on a tablet, but on a cellphone it is practically unreadable. (No wonder I don’t get as many questions these days from people looking to customize Arras). If you are like most of my visitors and read a single post through a google search, you probably won’t notice anything wrong with the theme. But obviously, theme changes are meant to help regular blog readers find it more readable. I dreaded the whole idea of changing themes,…
 
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    The India Uncut Blog

  • Miller’s Pyramid

    Amit Varma
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    This is the 17th installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. “So what is the worst thing you do when you go on tilt?” I asked a couple of my fellow pros the other day. It turned out that all of us had the same answer to that question: we call too much. We become fish when we play at our worst, unable to fold preflop or postflop, falling for hands like lovesick teenagers. And when we’re on our A-game, this is exactly the flaw we exploit in others. And yet, and yet. I recently read the latest book by one of my favourite poker writers, Ed Miller,…
  • The ABC of Poker

    Amit Varma
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    This is the 16th installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. How does one learn poker? I often get asked this question, and over the last few months, I’ve been approached a number of times by people asking me to coach them. Each time I’ve turned them down, explaining quite honestly that I’m still learning the game myself, and am not competent to coach anyone. But how am I learning and how did I learn? If you’re a beginner to the game, maybe falling in love with its complexities as I once did, where do you start? Poker is a deep enough…
  • Running Good

    Amit Varma
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    This is the 15th installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. An epic battle took place a couple of days ago at a local game I play. A gentleman I shall call Fearless Builder was raising blind every hand to 8bb. He’d get two or three callers, and then the guy to his right, Action Builder, who had limped earlier, would make it 50bb, also blind. Fearless would call blind, and then the table had to decide what to do. We were all waiting for hands to take them on – anything ahead of their obviously wide blind ranges – and an affable chap at the…
  • Football = Chess+Poker

    Amit Varma
    12 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    This is the sixth installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. Magnus Carlsen loves football. He kicked off a Real Madrid-Real Valladolid match on his 23rd birthday last November in a Real Madrid t-shirt, which he also wore to the Champions League final between Real and Atletico Madrid. Vishy Anand, who he beat for the World Championship last year, also supports Real Madrid, and their fanhood of this sport is befitting. Football is basically chess played on a field with 22 variables. The main protagonists at the Champions League final were…
  • Pop the Question

    Amit Varma
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    This is the 14th installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. What is the difference between a good poker player and a bad one? I’ll take a shot at an answer: good players pose tough questions to their opponents. They bet, raise, 3-bet, float, call down, check-shove, use every weapon in the poker arsenal to take their opponents out of their comfort zones and induce errors. Bad players, on the other hand, fail to ask tough questions even of themselves. As we play hundreds and thousands and millions of hands, we tend to develop certain standard ways of dealing…
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    Trakin' the india business buzz

  • MSMEShopping.com, Govt’s Unique Ecommerce Portal For SMEs

    Mohul Ghosh
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), a Government of India agency to promote and develop SMEs has started their own ecommerce portal: MSMEShopping.comThe website was launched today by Union Minister Kalraj Mishra. The minister shared that products featured on this portal would only be sourced from MSMEs (Micro, small and medium enterprises) based in India, which will result in lower prices. He stressed on the need to educate the masses regarding this portal. NSIC CMD H P Kumar revealed the biggest advantage which this digital B2C marketplace would have compared to other such similar…
  • Maharashtra Biggest Employer, Manipur Has Fastest Growth [6th Economic Census Report]

    Mohul Ghosh
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) has just released the 6th Economic Census Report, which reflects the operational and economic variables based on the data provided by various establishments in the country. The following sectors were kept out of this research: agriculture, public administration, defense and compulsory social security services activities. As per the data shared, Maharashtra has emerged as the largest employer among all states whereas Manipur had the fastest growth of employment. 34.35% growth in employment all over India is an excellent figure, as it…
  • Top 5 Reasons Why 3 Out Of 5 Startups Meet Failure

    Mohul Ghosh
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:03 am
    Such a waste of talent and energy! A startup is much more than just a registered company as per the laws of the state; it’s like a flower nourished by relentless zeal, beautified with the colors of new hope and a new beginning. But it seems 6 out of 10 such flowers are crushed to death within the first 4 years of their existence. As per Small Business Administration (SBA), a USA Govt. agency which provides support and guidance to small scale enterprises, 6 out of 10 businesses fail during the first 4 years of its operations. And the ratio declines as number of years increases. As per the…
  • Xiaomi Clarifies: MIUI Does Not Secretly Upload Photos And Text Messages

    Editorial Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Yesterday we wrote about proof that showed Xiaomi phones are secretly sending personal data to Chinese Government. This news spread through online and social media like wildfire. Millions of Xiaomi users world-wide have obviously been worried about their personal data being compromised. Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra posted a clarification on their Indian Facebook page as well as on his account clearly stating that MIUI (OS on Xiaomi phones) does not secretly upload photos and text messages. Giving further details on this Hugo said, “MIUI requests public data from Xiaomi servers from time to time.
  • Be Careful…Xiaomi Phones Secretly Sending Personal Data To The Chinese Govt

    Arun Prabhudesai
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    [Please see Xiaomi's clarification update at the end of the post. ] Personal data, it’s all about personal data. Everyone wants to know everything about you. Facebook knows more about people’s choices, preferences and beliefs than a government about its people. The NSA never gets tired of snooping on everyone’s text messages and photographs. So, this new report shouldn’t come as a big surprise to most of you all. However, it does serve as a warning. Is any of your personal data safe anywhere? There’s a saying – “Once something goes to the web, it can…
 
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    Gigaom

  • If only it was 2009: BlackBerry releases a BBM app for Windows Phone

    Kif Leswing
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    There's a new BBM app for Windows Phone, bringing the messaging service to all three major mobile platforms (sorry BlackBerry.) If only it was 2009: BlackBerry releases a BBM app for Windows Phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • France’s Iliad makes a surprise bid for T-Mobile. Would it be a better fit?

    Kevin Fitchard
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    Iliad owns Free Mobile, an upstart carrier overturning France's mobile industry. Now it wants to do the same in the U.S. with T-Mobile's help, though it will have to get through Sprint and SoftBank first. France’s Iliad makes a surprise bid for T-Mobile. Would it be a better fit? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • The New York Times’ new app strategy seems lackluster at best — so what does it do now?

    Mathew Ingram
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    The new mobile apps from the New York Times have so far failed to make much of an impact, and the paper's existing paywall is peaking in terms of its reach. So what does the company do now in order to find new readers and revenue? The New York Times’ new app strategy seems lackluster at best — so what does it do now? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Wunderlist becomes a platform, aiming to be “the home of all the world’s lists”

    David Meyer
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Wunderlist 3 is a faster, slicker, more collaboration-friendly iteration of the popular productivity app. But it's also the first step in a strategic shift for Berlin's 6Wunderkinder. Wunderlist becomes a platform, aiming to be “the home of all the world’s lists” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • It’s official: The Tesla, Panasonic massive battery factory deal is done

    Katie Fehrenbacher
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    In advance of Tesla’s earnings this afternoon, the electric car maker announced this morning that its deal with Japanese battery giant Panasonic is officially a go. Panasonic will invest in the battery-making equipment and occupy about half of the space, while Tesla will fund and manage […] It’s official: The Tesla, Panasonic massive battery factory deal is done originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
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  • Pay for free News www.newslaundry.com

    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Madhu ji, this "pay for free news" is totally lacking the marketing talent which my team had during my campaign. Only the line "pay for free news" is interesting. Simplicity in payment is "-100" on a scale of 1 -10, using standard shopping sites to sell your subscription...there are hundreds of bukhe-nage e-commerce sites which will sell this for you, 30 second smart clips as the news blunder of the day with the subscription is far better than an newsletter....kuch socho...kuch karo. Su? (Kya? Gujarati)Meanwhile, I freely recommend this edition of the Clothes Line. I know this lady does not…
  • Death of Suits

    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
    One of the things I can diplomatically accomplish is the death of suits in the international diplomatic circuit. I have decided to hire Troy Costa for this diplomatic initiative.My guidelines to him are clear for the diplomatic designIt should not be like the Nehru jacket for the obvious reasonsIt should not be a Kurta. It is too flexible and simple which we do not want to be.It should not be a sherwani - it looks more inflexible with a predetermined agendaNow Troy can use his imagination...The exact image I want to avoid, and the English media wants to project.
  • People shocked that Judges in India are like Indians

    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    I wonder why we were shocked to such an extent when Katju made some allegation of judges being biased or pressured. This great assumption that our Judges or our Armed forces at times were "not" Indians is mainly a creation of the media which has made us think of them like super solution providers who are not like the rest of the Indians.Is it possible that people brought up in the same society, with same morals and with same vision be different "Indians"?Some people thought the SC Judges were different Indians...Indians from Mars maybe.It is also possible that they may be living in a cocoon…
  • Journalists on board Air India One

    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    I am really not so keyed up about having journalist with me when I travel abroad. I listed the reason for this earlier., but since I have an unofficial blog, why not tell you excatly why I do not want journalist to be with me when I travel.First, half of them do not like me and I cannot stand then. Truth! Can you imagine Brakhabhen travelling with me along with Rajdeep? Kya? Possible? If I keep ignoring them as I am doing now, someone will point out that I am ignoring them and then it will be another story about ignoring the people I am already ignoring. To keep this long story as it is, I…
  • Pittsburgh business leaders mull Indian prime minister

    Pradhan Mantri | The Prime Minister of India
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
    I generally get very excited about these types of headlines. "Pittsburgh business leaders mull Indian prime minister" , particulary when google news highlights them.First question is which Pittsburgh? Is this the one in Pennsylvania? There are two other Pittsburgh that I have come across. One of them is in Canada.The largest of the possible Pittsburgh has an population of 305,841. That is close to the population of Andheri? Very exciting. It is not a constituency but may be a there is a Lokhadwala in Pittsburgh.Kollengode Venkataraman is the editor of Pittsburgh Patrika. They…
 
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  • Brand Update - Axe gets further axed

    Harish B
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Business Standard  reports that the woes of Axe continues unabated. In the quarter ended June 2014, Axe was relegated to third position,this time by WildStone . Fogg leads the market with 17% share followed by Wildstone with 6.9% and Axe with 6.8% share. The new entrant Engage from ITC has 6.5% share offers further headache for Axe.Surprisingly Axe has been virtually silent atleast in Kerala market with virtually no promotions. If this trend continues, we are going to see this brand fading out from the Rs 2500 crore market which it created.
  • Brand Update : Now Alia Bhatt asks Why should boys have all the fun ?

    Harish B
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Having tasted success as a women's only scooter, Hero Pleasure has set its sights on the younger ladies. The brand in its push to appeal to the younger crowd has roped in the latest bollywood star Alia Bhatt as the brand ambassador. Watch the new ad here : Hero PleasureHero Pleasure was endorsed by Priyanka Chopra and with the change in the brand ambassador to a much younger actress, the brand is trying to bring in a much youthful persona to it. The positioning and the message from the brand remains much the same . Pleasure also has retained the tagline " why should boys have all the fun…
  • Revotron : The 3 in 1 engine

    Harish B
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Brand : RevotronCompany : Tata MotorsBrand Analysis Count : # 544Revotron is the new hope of Tata Motors. Tata Motors which once was the number 2 in the Indian car market, is now finding it difficult to be in the top 5 thanks to the nagging quality issues coupled with a negative brand perception. This brand is another example of  ingredient branding.But Tatas are known for its resilience and Revotron is the result of a serious introspection and investment in developing an indigenous petrol engine with global standards. And from the media reports , Tata Motors have managed to live up to…
  • Choco Moonz : Not Only But Also

    Harish B
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    Brand : Choco MoonzCompany : Perfetti VanMelleBrand Analysis Count : # 543Cadbury Shots now has a competition. Perfetti has launched its version of Shots branded as Choco Moonz. The new product has the same form factor as Shots but the difference is that Moonz has almonds inside it. Cadbury Shots has been a very successful product for Cadbury. It gained almost 3% value share within a year of its launch. The smart pricing and a very good campaign propelled the popularity of the brand. The brand's tagline " Man Main Laddu " has become a part of the lingo.Every successful product attracts…
  • Market Stat : Ice cream market

    Harish B
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    According to a report in Outlook Business, Indian Icecream market is worth Rs 3620 crore and premium segment constitutes 10% of this market.The percapita consumption in India is 250 ml while that of US is 20 litre in a year.Amul leads the market with 30.5 % share and HUL 's Walls with 20.7 % . According to the report the market is growing at 15-20% each year and is expected to double in the next four years. That means the market will be Rs 5330 crore in 2018  
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    The Big Picture

  • West's strategy: ignore Gaza, focus on Russia

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    Western governments have chosen to turn a blind eye towards the horrific killings in Gaza, apart from making anodyne statements that equate Israel's brutal measures with rockets fired ineffectually by Hamas. Instead, they have ratcheted up tensions in Ukraine, aimed clearly at pushing Russia on the defensive through harsher sanctions.The US and western nations claim that they know it was a Russian missile supplied to pro-Russian separatists that brought down MH-17. Even if true, it is hard to prove that it was a deliberate act of killing. At worst, the separatists would have judged wrongly.
  • Hindu obscurantism?

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:08 am
    On TV yesterday, I saw a panel discussion involving Dina Nath Batra whose books claim that ancient Hindus had knowledge of television, stem cell research etc. Karan Thapar was asking his guests whether there was any historical basis for these views. The historians on the panel scoffed at the suggestion and Thapar himself was ridiculing Batra's contentions. This morning, I stumbled across a quote from Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb at a website about aspects of Hinduism:While he was giving a lecture at Rochester University, during the question and answer period a student…
  • BRICS Bank is a welcome idea

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    The Brics Bank will happen thanks, in large part, to the determination of the leaders of both India and China to make it happen. PM Modi let the Chinese proposal of locating the bank in China go through so that the idea could move forward. Xi Jianping settled for equal sharing of equity and voting rights.Western commentators ask what binds the Brics together. Well, what binds together Israel and the Arabs in the UN or, for that matter, the US and Russia? The point is that international institutions subserve common interests. Initial lending by the bank will be small- say, $40 bn -$60 bn. But…
  • MH 17: We need the truth, not western hysteria

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    I wrote yesterday about western attempts to whip up hysteria against Putin over the downing of MH 17 without understanding the context in which the incident happened- or, for that matter, without getting to the bottom of what happened. The west think they have Putin cornered. International opinion over the shooting of a civilian aircraft, they hope, will stop Putin in his tracks where Ukraine and the countries that surround Russia are concerned.Well, the Russians have hit back quickly, as this report in FT outlines. They seem to have proof that MH 17 was tracked by an Ukrainian military…
  • Downing of MH 17: a sober perspective

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    The shooting down of Malaysian airline MH 17 has drawn condemnation all around. Rightly so, for international civilian flights should not become part of hostilities raging anywhere in the world and particularly when neither the airline nor its passengers are in any way involved with the hostilities.At the same time, one cannot help noting that the condemnation of the incident has quickly been sought to be turned into a condemnation of Russia and its role in the Ukraine conflict, with most of the western media duly obliging. This is uncalled for. In the first place, judgement must be reserved…
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    Atanu Dey On India's Development

  • Mises on Bureaucracy

    Atanu Dey
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    “The characteristic feature of present-day policies is the trend toward a substitution of government control for free enterprise. Powerful political parties and pressure groups are fervently asking for public control of all economic activities, for thorough government planning, and for the nationalization of business. They aim at full government control of education and at the socialization of the medical profession. There is no sphere of human activity that they would not be prepared to subordinate to regimentation by the authorities. In their eyes, state control is the panacea for all…
  • PM Modi’s Letter on Completion of 1 Month in Office

    Atanu Dey
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:11 am
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote “A few thoughts as we complete a month in office.” I came across it in QUARTZ. QZ requested annotations. Someone named Vincent Lee did a fine job of summarizing the letter. Here are the annotations: I’m your pal. I love that people love me. My job is hard. But I have confidence in myself. I like my new colleagues, here’s hoping we’ll get on. Here’s also hoping the state heads will get along with me. Did I mention my job is hard? I can use some slack… Let’s remember how bad the previous dynasty was. I’ll…
  • Indira Gandhi Imposed “Emergency” on June 25th, 1975

    Atanu Dey
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:16 am
    Thirty-nine years have passed since that day when Indira Gandhi decided that Indians had enough of “democracy” and it was time that she dictated to them. Indians did what they have always been good at: they obeyed. Instead of resisting, they obeyed. Our problem, as Howard Zinn used to say, is not civil disobedience; our problem is civil obedience. Emergency ended on 23rd March, 1977. Did the people learn much? No. She won a landslide victory and once again became the prime minister in January 1980. She was right: the people did not deserve freedom. The people believed that they…
  • Where is #LooteriBahu these days?

    Atanu Dey
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:26 am
    This screen capture of an India Today tweet is from just six months ago but feels like much longer. Posted here for the record. Where is Waldo? The link above leads to “Stick to huffing and puffing: Congress’ Manish Tewari reacts to Huffington Post’s story on Sonia’s wealth”. Also see, “Sonia Gandhi worth $2 billion, richer than Queen Elizabeth“. {By the way, if you hold the cursor over the links above for a second, it will show brief quotes from those reports.}
  • If you had the luck of the Indians . . .

    Atanu Dey
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:09 pm
    If you had the luck of the Indians You’d be sorry and wish you were dead. If you had the luck of the Indians You’d wish you was English instead! I have substituted “Indians” for “Irish” in the song “The Luck of the Irish” by John Lennon. I was born and brought up in India. By most measures, I did get a decent schooling in India. But my education did not expose me to any even remotely accurate version of history. What little “history” was taught was a heap of lies over a handful of selected politically correct sanitized facts about…
 
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    WirelessDuniya

  • After Xiaomi, One Plus One planning India launch this year.

    Sidhartha
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Apple of China, Xiaomi launched its MI3 phone through flipkart last week. Its a fantastic phone for sure, I did manage to get to check the phone and its an exciting phone, loved it. Another much awaited Chinese phone (invitation-only) is One Plus One, which is now planning to launch in India. I have been following this company for a while and would definitely love to lay my hands on the One Plus One.  Quite impressed with its slick design. Internationally, it’s available at a starting price of $299 (unlocked and without contract) for the 16GB model (which comes to around Rs 18,000), while…
  • Mobile security a growing threat for all smartphones; are you prepared ?

    Sidhartha
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Are you a smartphone user ? Do you store lot of personal information and business information on your smartphone? Did you know that the smartphone you have in hand today is a potential threat from hackers, viruses, malicious software’s which can steal critical information and data from your phone According to a recent report by IDC, mobile devices are overtaking PCs as the preferred access point to the Internet and over the next four years, the number of people using their computer to go online will decline further to 15 million, while the number of mobile phone users will increase by 91…
  • Which is the best insurance comparison website in India?

    Sidhartha
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    In order to cover the risk of uncertainties in life, the number of people buying insurance is increasing at a consistent pace. As per a sectoral report of India Brand Equity Foundation, India will witness the insurable population of almost 75 crore by year 2020. Digital footprint- the foundation of online insurance sector Digital media in India has set in the core of the routine of the common man. The internet users in the country have reached a whopping number of 200 million people by the year 2013, as per a research report by The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). This…
  • iPhone 6: It’s Finally In Sight – We Think!

    Sidhartha
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    Don’t tell anyone but rumour has it the iPhone 6 is going into production in China. Of course you don’t need to tell anyone because the whole world probably now knows. It’s one of the most highly anticipated releases of all time, and it’s expected to finally hit the shelves in mid-September. September 19th to be precise. And whilst we’re all extremely excited by the release, what do we actually expect? Bloggers, experts, and well pretty much everyone have conflicting stories as to what’s going to be going on inside the next-gen Apple. We’ve seen plenty of mock-ups, and heard…
  • The Cable TV App Bandwagon-Whos on it

    Sidhartha
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    We’ve all heard the phrase “there’s an app for that” and when it comes to cable TV streaming to your phone or tablet, that’s the absolute truth. If you subscribe to cable or even satellite TV in the US, odds are you can download a free app that’ll let you watch TV on your smartphone or tablet. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got an iPhone, iPad or an Android device. All the big cable companies, and many channels have free apps you can download so you can have your TV anywhere you are. Here’s a quick list of channels and companies that have…
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    Mobile Pundit

  • Weekly Tidbits

    VeerChand Bothra
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    India’s mobile subscribers base as of May 2014 stood at 910.16 million, while active users were 790.52 million [Source: TRAI] India’s urban tele-density is at 139.72, while rural tele-density is at 43.72 at end-May [Source: TRAI] India’s broadband (> 512 Kbps) connections in India were 65.33 million at end-May [Source: TRAI] Time.com had 20.3 million unique visits in May 2014, per comScore. 16 percent of Time’s traffic comes from Facebook, its third biggest traffic source. [Source: Digiday] 40% of goibibo.com traffic is now contributed by mobile. It was 15% a…
  • Weekly Tidbits

    VeerChand Bothra
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Some interesting factoids, figures and stats that I came across in this week. Flipkart has 18 million registered users and claims to receive 3.5 million daily visits [Source: Business Standard] SMS Gupshup sends 1.8 billion SMS every month (as of May 2014) with revenues of about Rs 150 crore in 2013 and claims a 37% market share [Source: Business Standard] Vuclip claims to have 120 million monthly users globally, for whom it serves up to 4 billion minutes of un-buffered videos a month [Source: Medianama] India’s mobile subscribers base as April 2014 stood at 907.44 million, while…
  • Types of Pre-paid Wallet Instruments

    VeerChand Bothra
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Medianama has a post on PayUMoney’s wallet. It gives a crisp explanation of types of Pre-paid Wallet Instruments in India. Closed System Payment Instruments: which are not reloadable with cash and do not permit cash withdrawal (for example: phone calling, prepaid voucher and gift vouchers) Semi-Closed System Payment Instruments: used at merchant locations, and which can be reloaded, but do not allow cash withdrawal (for example: cash cards and smart cards) Semi-Open System Payment Instruments: these can be reloadable or non-reloadable, and can be used at any point-of-sale terminal, but they…
  • Tim O’Reilly: Software Above the Level of a Single Device

    VeerChand Bothra
    26 May 2014 | 10:36 am
    Solid 2014 Keynote address on Internet of Things by Tim O’Reilly. Solid conference focuses on the intersection of software and hardware.
  • Phones that mattered at CES 2014

    VeerChand Bothra
    18 Jan 2014 | 12:52 am
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    Hooked on Heat

  • Cooking for Kids: Indian-style Spaghetti

    Meena
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    A few days I logged into my emails and was met by this request from a long time reader: Hi Meena, My son is turning 6 in a couple of weeks and all he wants for his birthday this year is to have a sleepover with 3 of his best friends. While I’ve already planned […]
  • Our Meal Plan: Week 8

    Meena
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    Hubby Dear is off on a business trip again tomorrow and will be back Wednesday night. Baby Dear has his regular preschool days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and we have some renovations on the house going on this entire week. All this can only mean ONE thing – dinners will be quick and simple, […]
  • Over Rain & Coffee: Palak Pakodas

    Meena
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    A couple of days ago, I found myself in a rare moment. I was alone at home, it was pouring cats and dogs outside, and I had my favourite book in hand. The first thought that came to my mind? A cup of steaming hot coffee and some crispy pakodas would seal the deal right […]
  • Our Meal Plan: Week 7

    Meena
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Here’s our meal plan for the coming week. Nothing out of the ordinary planned this week, so it’ll be business running as usual – office for Hubby Dear, day care and swim class for Baby Dear, and blogging, cooking and lots of reading for moi. What are you having for dinner this week? Please share […]
  • Kids Lunchbox Idea: Minty Potato Samosas

    Meena
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Come September, Baby Dear will be off to pre-school. I’ll finally be joining in the likes of moms who begin their day with packing a lunch for their wee ones. For the past few weeks, I’ve been filling my ‘recipe ideas‘ notebook with recipes that would fill his little tummy and keep Baby Dear alert and […]
 
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    Gurcharan Das

  • कई बातें स्पष्ट कर सकते थे जेटली

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    नरेंद्र मोदी को प्रधानमंत्री बने दो माह हो गए और यह बिल्कुल स्पष्ट हो गया है कि यह एक 'मोदी सरकार' है। उन्होंने सरकारी दफ्तरों के शीर्ष पर बैठे सभी प्रमुख सचिवों से सीधा संपर्क स्थापित कर लिया है। वे उन्हें फैसले लेने और यदि कुछ…
  • After months of talk, it’s go time for new PM

    8 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    John Ruskin, the 19th century British art critic, once re marked that the greatest contribution that an aristocratic duke could make to the modern world would be to take a job as a grocer. This apparently bizarre suggestion goes to the heart of middle-class dignity -an idea that I identified in my last column to explain the significance of Narendra Modi’s victory. In our unequal, hierarchical Indian society, we need to correct our misguided notion about what constitutes a dignified life. Much like Ruskin’s Victorian society, Indians believe that dignity is not compatible with being a…
  • It Is All about Execution

    20 Jun 2014 | 6:37 am
    Narendra Modi's defining qualities are a sense of purpose.If there is one lesson we have learned about leadership in recent years, it is that we overvalue intelligence and undervalue determination. When choosing our leaders we betray an instinctive bias for thought over action even though history teaches us that great leaders were great doers, not great thinkers. Outstanding leaders have always had the qualities of resolve, purpose and determination in abundance, and this helped them to change the world. With a PhD from Oxford University, our last prime minister was probably the leader most…
  • Modi’s moment is about middle class dignity

    1 Jun 2014 | 6:09 am
    If Indians won their political freedom in August 1947 and their economic freedom in July 1991, they have attained dignity in May 2014. This is the significance of Narendra Modi’s landslide victory. The hopes and dreams of an aspiring new middle class have been affirmed for the first time in India’s history. Modi has made millions believe that their future is open, not predetermined, and can be altered by their own actions. In a fine book, Bourgeois Dignity, Deirdre McCloskey explains that the same thing happened during the great transformation of the West in the 19th and early 20th…
  • Modi shouldn't forget Fareed and millions like him

    4 May 2014 | 7:48 am
    It has been an exhilarating month. We have marvelled at the sights and sounds of India's great election mela on our television screens. The image, most memorably etched in my mind is of a confident Muslim boy, Fareed, in a small town in Western UP. When the female interviewer asks his name, he retorts with a flirtatious smile, "Who wants to know?" He tells us proudly that the pucca street on which they are standing was a kaccha village road not long ago. As the camera pans, he points to three barber shops, two beauty parlours, an electronics store and an unfinished tower. "This is going to be…
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    creativecommons.org

  • Launch of new Hyundai i20 in India

    Vignesh Annamalai
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    Upgraded version of Hyundai i20 is to be launched in India in the second week of August even before its global debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October. Several changes in design have been made with the new i20 giving it an entirely elegant look.Introduction of new boomerang shaped tail-lights,makes the car’s rear profile to look entirely different from that of the earlier model.With the aid of the fresh elements supported by the car that includes synchronized fluidic design, brake lights with LED elements, differently designed air dams, swept back head-lamps and new ORVM…
  • Suzuki Gixxer 155 to be launched soon in India

    Vignesh Annamalai
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    Suzuki’s new product named”Gixxer 155″ is expected to set its footprints in India on 10th August with price range starting from Rs 72,000 to Rs78,000.Suzuki is striving hard to achieve its pinnacle of success against leading Yamaha FZ16, Honda CB Trigger and upcoming Bajaj Discover 150. Gixxer 155 uses 5-speed manual gearbox that gets mated to the powerful engine that will  produce  peak power of 13.9 PS and a peak torque of 13.4 Nm.The Gixxer 155 uses a carburetor and the prototype had a Bybre non-ABS brake up front on a drum brake at the rear.For safe handling,chassis…
  • Expect semi-faired Bajaj Discover 150F

    Vignesh Annamalai
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:07 am
    For the first time,Bajaj  introduces semi-fairing concept in Discover series through Discover 150F,targeting young enthusiasts who are in favour of getting  a bike with big-looks running at better mileage.It is to be launched soon at an affordable price ranging from Rs60,000 to Rs65,000.A 4-stroke,4-valve Dual-Spark engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox,with power and torque specs   similar to that of Pulsar 150S,featuring MRF Nylogrip Zapper tyres on both wheels. For getting enriched and straight riding postures,high-raised handlebar along with the inherited headlamp design of Discover…
  • Solio in India

    Vignesh Annamalai
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Solio , a stretched wheelbase hatchback of Maruti was recently spotted in India, close to the MSIL  headquarters in Gurgaon , indicating that it is indeed being considered for India. We are unsure whether it is getting used as  as  a testing mule or for random engine testing.  Though Solio  seems to be similar to that of Suzuki palette,both model possess WagonR platform as the underpinning. To the existing 2-row WagonR, spacious 7-seat arrangement has been added to it in a compact way ,through reduction of copious leg room of 5-seat model,for luxurious and comfort purpose. Enhancing…
  • Yamaha Fazer FI set to launch soon

    Vignesh Annamalai
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Yamaha’s new fascinating Fazer Version 2 is expected to arrive during festive season costing around Rs.82,000 following the FZ version2,which had been launched a few days ago.Both the variants get the fuel injection as the main arsenal,with 149cc motor that powers 13.1PS  of power and 12.8Nm of torque .However Fazer V2 remains to be gorgeous than FZ  version 2 ,due to the exhibiting features like fairing and performance which have been tested on streets,proving Fazer version 2 to be flawless. Expect the launch of Fazer FI during the festive season.       Related…
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    nanopolitan

  • Experiments in HigherEd

    Abi
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:27 am
    The Economist has an article entitled The Digital Degree on the disruptive potential of online education. In the middle of a lot of hype, one finds this interesting concept that combines the benefits of online education and traditional universities: Anant Agarwal, who runs edX, proposes an alternative to the standard American four-year degree course. Students could spend an introductory year learning via a MOOC, followed by two years attending university and a final year starting part-time work while finishing their studies online. This sort of blended learning might prove more attractive…
  • Links

    Abi
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    Mary Beard in CHE: What's So Funny? A neat overview of the history of theories of laughter. I like this line: "Confronted with the product of centuries of analysis and investigation, one is [tempted] to suggest that it is not so much laughter that defines the human species, as Aristotle is supposed to have claimed, but rather the drive to debate and theorize laughter." Here's a big one fit for the Annals of Research Misconduct: SAGE is retracting 60 articles published in their Journal of Vibration and Control [Update: The scandal has now forced the resignation of Taiwan's Education Minister].
  • Links

    Abi
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Heidi Ledford in Nature News: We dislike being alone with our thoughts. "Many people would rather endure physical pain than suffer their own wandering cogitations." Here's my cynical take: A fun study makes bold claims in psychology, and gets published in Science. How long will it survive before it gets retracted? Patricia Fara in Nature: Women in science: A temporary liberation: The First World War ushered women into laboratories and factories. In Britain, it may have won them the vote, argues Patricia Fara, but not the battle for equality. Casey Miller and Keivan Stassun in Nature: A Test…
  • Links

    Abi
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Retractions of the Year? The Rise and Fall of STAP (a Special Section in Nature website on the STAP fiasco, with all the relevant links. I presume (but haven't checked) that all the links there are open access). Two papers published in Nature in January 2014 promised to revolutionize the way stem cells are made by showing that simply putting differentiated cells under stress can 'reprogram' them and make them pluripotent — able to develop into any type of tissue in the body. But soon, errors were found in the papers, and attempts to replicate the experiments failed. Haruko Obokata, the lead…
  • Experiments in Higher Ed: Fractal Courses at IIT-H

    Abi
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    IIT-Hyderabad is experimenting with an undergraduate curriculum that contains many, many "single module" or "breadth" courses (typically, one lecture hour per week) in various disciplines at an introductory level, followed by a more traditional set of "depth" courses (which require two or more lecture hours per week) in the student's chosen discipline. The idea, as I understand it, is to allow students to study a variety of subjects in engineering, sciences, liberal arts and creative arts and to get them to appreciate and integrate ideas from many different directions. This would not only…
 
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    Project Why

  • when will 5000 be page 3 - a requiem for Arti and too many others

    Anuradha Bakshi
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Arti 2001-20048 children died in Gaza yesterday when a drone struck a refuge camp. Hundreds of children have died in this incomprehensible war between humans who once lived side by side till some wily politicians who search for causes to 'espouse' and 'defend' like predators hunt for prey, decided to make them enemies in the name of what else but religion with a big R. Today even killing a child simply because he bows to another God is kosher. To me this is abhorrent and despicable and is something we too have been subjected to by our erstwhile colonisers who handed us freedom at a price, a…
  • Hold your breath and your sanity

    Anuradha Bakshi
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    Did you know that we Indians should be credited for inventing stem cell technology. According to Dina Nath Batra - yes the one who compelled a publisher to pulp a book not to his taste - and I quote “…America wants to take the credit for invention of stem cell research, but the truth is that India’s Dr Balkrishna Ganpat Matapurkar has already got a patent for regenerating body parts…. You would be surprised to know that this research is not new and that Dr Matapurkar was inspired by the Mahabharata. Kunti had a bright son like the sun itself. When Gandhari, who had not been able…
  • That does not bite me....

    Anuradha Bakshi
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    I am about to finish reading Zia Haider Rahman's In The Light of What We Know. It is intriguing as well as delectable and challenges the reader at every page. I am enjoying every line and even find echoes to my own life journey. Somewhere along the way of the narrative that throws out all canons of space and time, I found a comment that hit my very soul. One of the two main protagonists relates a seemingly innocuous event where a member of the aristocracy felt equally comfortable hosting a upmarket Xmas dinner on one day and working a soup kitchen the next. This leads the protagonist in…
  • Is this the only news we have?

    Anuradha Bakshi
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:52 am
    Is this the only news we have, snapped the Karnataka Chief Minister when asked about the horrific assault on a six year old in Bangalore. No sir we have a lots more of you want to listen: today's news and yesterday's news too. In your very state Sir, a mentally challenged rape survivor had to wait hours in a semi nude state for the required medical tests that are essential if she is ever to get justice and that is a big if! How is that for starters.In our country, according to a UN report, the girl child is still seen as a burden. So she runs the risks of being killed in the womb, being…
  • We are losing it

    Anuradha Bakshi
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:22 pm
    When the Chief Minister of a State questioned by a reporter about the terrible assault on a 6 year old inside her school quips: Is this the only news we have? you know something is terribly wrong. It almost seems as if India is loosing it, insidiously, surreptitiously but losing to nevertheless. When 3 blind kids under the age of 10 are brutally caned by their blind teacher gleefully assisted by the Principal, something is terribly wrong. When a 29 year old is beaten to death in what is called a case of road rage in our capital city then you know things are not what they should be. And…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Apps to get the best Twitter experience

    Gautam Ghosh
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Getting to understand Twitter and using it well is not easy, since it is not a "social/professional networking site" but rather an "information stream". Here are some of the tools that I use along with Twitter to have a great Twitter experience.1. TweetdeckTweetdeck was one of the third party clients which got acquired by Twitter. And it is the primary interface by which I use Twitter on the desktop. As you can see it makes your different streams visible on the same screen and you can add various columns to make twitter work most usefully for you. Tweetdeck also helps you post from multiple…
  • What I learned after twelve years of blogging :)

    Gautam Ghosh
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:27 pm
    So this month I completed 12 years of blogging on - well- my blog :)It has been quite a roller coaster ride with 2964 blog posts over these 12 years. The real "golden age" of blogging was in the 2004-2007 era before the arrival of social and information networks like Facebook and Twitter.So what did I learn during these 12 years of putting my thoughts out for faceless readers. Here are some thoughts1. It's a global worldWhen I started blogging about HR issues I had no idea who all were blogging about the area. I discovered the ability to find out who was linking to your…
  • Here's why you should become active on Twitter

    Gautam Ghosh
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Among Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter the three big "social networks" I spend the most amount of time on Twitter.And I think you should too.Many people who have tried Twitter can't carry on and abandon it. It's not easy and intuitive to understand as Facebook and LinkedIn. Both of these networks have language we can understand - friends and connections. Both parties must agree before they are friends or connections. However Twitter has "followers" and "following" (I follow 500+ people while 15,300+ follow me) which don't make sense to many people. We are not used to non-reciprocal…
  • How to become a Billionaire by Selling Nothing by Aditya Magal @jhunjhunwala : Book Review

    Gautam Ghosh
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:16 am
    I have "known" Aditya Magal for many years - in a strange way. We are blogging and later Twitter buddies. But till a year or so ago I only knew him by his online personal "The Fake Jhunjhunwala" (Blog, Twitter) - where he took on the persona of the famed stockbroker Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. With that hilarious take on not just the capital markets but current affairs too, the blog and then the twitter account were runaway hit (currently he has 81k followers on Twitter) In fact the Forbes India magazine was confused if the man and the persona were indeed different.And then two years ago, the cat…
  • Using Talent Communities #socialmedia for Employer Branding

    Gautam Ghosh
    11 Jun 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Organizations face two big challenges in the context of two ever-changing realities -  key talent is hard to find and job seekers look to peers and the collective wisdom of the social web to decide on what firm to join.The two objectives organizations will need to start thinking about are:1.       How to Build an employment brand that is relevant to the needs of the key talented people and to monitor the conversations on the social web to understand how to join in the conversation2.       Understand where these talented…
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    India Travel & Photography Blog

  • Savandurga Near Bangalore

    Arun Bhat
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:26 pm
    In the last few days, I have been making a conscious attempt to return to making landscape images. I hadn’t been shooting landscapes for a very long time, and it became evident in an outing last week when I made my first image with complete disregard to many sacrosanct concepts of photographing landscapes. I was quick to realize and recover, and determined to work on shooting more landscapes. In the process, there was much homework done, places scouted, frames envisioned and multiple visits made around Bangalore. Here is an image — in fact the only frame made so far — in the…
  • Travels in the second half of 2014 – India, Myanmar, Cambodia

    Arun Bhat
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    There is much happening in the next six months. I will begin my journeys in a few days in the Himalayas, followed by travels in several parts of North India and Asia. Here is the general plan at this time. Would you have any interesting travel tips in any of these places that I should check out? Spiti Himalayas. I will be in Lahaul & Spiti next week, leading a photography tour for Darter. I will be travelling through magnificent Chandratal Lake, Kaza and several high-altitude villages in Spiti Valley. Besides leading tours for Darter, I am also hoping to do some personal photography…
  • Manchanabele Dam near Bangalore

    Arun Bhat
    12 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    It had been a while since I have photographed landscapes. I have spent a lot of time photographing landscapes in the past, and was keen to get back to doing it. A few of us headed out this morning and our destination was Manchanabele Dam, just outside Bangalore. We did not expect to see or shoot much, as these are cloudy monsoon days that may not always offer the best possible lighting. Here is what we saw. Related PostsSavandurga Near BangaloreFlyover to Electronic CityPhoto: A morning walk at Cubbon Park, BangaloreBhoganandeeshwara TempleWhich Park? The post Manchanabele Dam near Bangalore…
  • Dudhsagar Waterfall – Reaching Here is an Adventure – Travel Photography

    Arun Bhat
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:40 pm
    It is nice to have a feature-rich camera that makes technically superior images. But when there is something interesting unfolding in front of you, even a cell-phone camera can be useful in telling the story. When the visit to Dudhsagar falls turned out to be a small adventure of riding over train tracks (!), treading on bridle paths and crossing streams on two wheels. I was travelling in Goa last week, hoping to see the monsoons enrich the green landscapes of the region. The intent was to see, observe and relish the earth come alive with the rains. That meant leaving the camera at home and…
  • Arambol Beach, Goa

    Arun Bhat
    22 Jun 2014 | 12:30 am
    This story appeared first appeared in Discover India magazine about five years ago. My bus from Mapusa rattled and crawled northwards slowly, stopping at every turn on the way to pick up or drop passengers. The window view kept changing from plush Goan Villas and betelnut orchards on flat terrains to green vistas across rolling hills. Once in a while, the road skirted close to empty sandy stretches at the edge of blue expanse of water, indicating what is in store ahead. I reached Arambol Beach an hour later, or Harmal as the locals prefer to call it. The long beach of Arambol qualifies for…
 
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    Awesome Cuisine

  • பீநட் பட்டர் ஓட்ஸ் குக்கீஸ்

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    தேவையான பொருட்கள் ஓட்ஸ் – ஒன்றை கப் சர்க்கரை – ஒரு கப் வெண்ணெய் – கால் கப் பால் – கால் கப் உப்பு – ஒரு சிட்டிகை அலங்கரிக்க: முந்திரி – தேவைகேற்ப பாதாம் – தேவையான அளவு கோக்கோ பவுடர் – இரண்டு டீஸ்பூன் வேர்கடலை – அரை கப்…
  • Banana Pachadi

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    Ingredients: Bananas – 1 cup, sliced Grapes – 1/2 cup Tomatoes – 1/4 cup, finely chopped Pineapple – 1/4 cup, chopped Sugar – 1/2 cup Cardamom Powder – a pinch Lemon Food Colour – a pinch (optional) Honey – 2 tsp Method: 1. Mix sugar, food colour and cardamom powder in a pan. 2. Add […]
  • Vazhaithandu Sweet Corn Poriyal

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    Serve as a side dish with rice, pulao or biryani. Ingredients: Vazhaithandu – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Buttermilk – 1 1/2 tblsp Sweet Corn Kernels – 2 tblsp Turmeric Powder – a small pinch Coconut – 1 1/2 tblsp, grated Salt as per taste For Tempering: Mustard Seeds – little Urad Dal – little Dry […]
  • Banana Appam

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    A delicious South Indian dish often made during festivals or special occasions. Ingredients: Parboiled Rice – 1/2 cup Raw Rice – 1/4 cup Javvarisi (Sago) – 1/2 tblsp Urad Dal – 1/2 tblsp Fenugreek Seeds – 1/2 tsp Coconut – 1/4 cup, grated Jaggery – 1/2 cup, powdered Ripe Yellow Banana – 1 Cashew Nuts […]
  • Banana Smoothie

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Banana Smoothie
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    MediaVidea

  • 100,000+ Online Tests taken on BasicVersity.com

    Pramit Singh
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    Basicversity.com has crossed the 100,000 test takers milestone. That means, if you create something useful, people do come. So far we have not done any promotion, save a couple of blog posts (such as this one here) for Basicversity.I guess I need to more than that now - add more online tests to existing 2100 (approximately), do some promotion...
  • Who took away my Qwerty Android phone?

    Pramit Singh
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Many of us have gone through this. We were in love with our Qwerty/Blackberry phones - we typed and typed on them; we were in love with the tactile feel. Even when the Touch smartphones arrived, we were the last of the tribe to go for them, dreading till the last moment how, in the name of all the phone gods, were we going to type fast on them.Much battery juice and data plan bandwidth has flown by till then. Who knew typing on a Touch smartphone was going to be so easy?But, tell me this: who knew we were going to miss the soft tactile crunch of the real keyboard? Friends tell me they buy…
  • How bad TV news (and what to do about it)

    Pramit Singh
    3 Jan 2014 | 1:22 am
    And I thought TV news was bad only here in India. Here's Jeff Jarvis on the  pervasive 'badness' in TV news and how it is sliding surely and noisily into irrelevancy:TV news is stuck holding onto its orthodoxy of inanity. It wastes resources trying to fool us with stand-ups at sites where news occurred 12 hours before and where there is nothing left to witness or report. It repeats much, saying little. It adores fires that affect few. It goes overboard on weather. It gives us BREAKING NEWS that isn’t breaking at all but is long over, predictable, obvious, or trivial. It…
  • Twitter as the noisiest medium in history (and what to do about it)

    Pramit Singh
    26 Dec 2013 | 3:16 am
    As this year 2013 ends, I find out I haven't used Twitter much. Maybe just every three months or so to keep the account kind of active. Have no time. Have no inclination.Seth Godin puts the supposed importance of Twitter to task - all that noise making it useless most of the time:Do you actually believe that Taylor Swift has 33,000,000 million (and counting) people eagerly waiting for her next tweet, ready to click on whatever she links to?In fact, less than one in a thousand people who 'get' one of her tweets will click. Most of the 33 million won't even read it, making the word 'get' worthy…
  • BasicVersity.com: Test your basic knowledge of anything

    Pramit Singh
    7 Apr 2013 | 9:19 pm
    I had been working on BasicVersity.com for a year. Now, it is live and running. BasicVersity is an online education site where you can practice and test your basic knowledge of all topics -  basic maths, it-skills, business skills, soft skills, certifications, health sciences, engineering, as well as standardized tests including, but not limited to, SAT, CLEP, AP, DSST, GRE, GMAT and many more.Currently there are around 180,000 questions in 1500 tests across 700 topics.I shall not forget to mention that it is all free. If you think you are up to date on online marketing, I suggest you go…
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    Coffee With Sundar

  • Dhivya Sashidhar – Life at University of Cambridge, UK

    Sundar Rajan G S
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Hi Folks, Today we have Dhivya Sashidhar talking about life in Cambridge University.   * Brief Intro about yourself I am Dhivya. I completed B.Tech ECE from NITT; Followed by M.Phil Micro- and Nano-technology Enterprise from University of Cambridge. I have been working as at Research Engineer, Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands * Entry Criteria: - Approx CGPA range 9 and above - Gre & Toefl scores range GRE not required, TOEFL – 116 and above (out of 120) - Research Experience at undergraduate level Depending on the course you apply for; Obviously the more related experience you…
  • First Art Exhibition

    Sundar Rajan G S
    7 Jun 2014 | 5:48 am
    My first art exhibition :-) Some of the best aha moment art works were exhibited at Microsoft Arty Party on 5th June 2014 :-)  
  • Phani – Life at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – Computational Nanotechnology

    Sundar Rajan G S
    21 May 2014 | 4:43 am
    Hi All, I would like to introduce Phani Sudheer Motamarri, who is doing his PHD from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to talk about life there. Regards Sundar Rajan G S * Brief Intro about yourself Currently PhD student at University of Michigan Ann Arbor working in the area of Computational nanotechnology. Prior to this I worked as a researcher at General Motors India Science Lab in Bangalore. I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from NITK Surathkal and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore ( IISc) respectively. * Entry Criteria: – Approx CGPA range: Folks…
  • Royan – Life at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – Aerospace Engineering

    Sundar Rajan G S
    4 May 2014 | 7:37 am
    Hi All, I would like to introduce Dr.Royan, who has completed PHD from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to talk about life there. Regards Sundar Rajan G S * Brief Intro about yourself I am a PhD student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I completed my undergraduate study in Civil Engineering at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka – Surathkal in 2008. * Entry Criteria: - Approx CGPA range Higher ranked universities require CGPA well above 8.5/10. There may not be an official cut-off CGPA for many schools, but higher it is, the…
  • 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 iTasveer.com, 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…
 
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    Ghumakkar - Inspiring travel experiences.

  • Ghumakkar Digest – July 2014

    Vibha
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    This is an age-old problem human beings are trying to resolve. We are on an unending quest to have it all. But the truth is that we always have to make hard choices, we have to give up things. And especially if it is for following your passion, not everyone will appreciate your stand. It takes a true braveheart to go against the flow, and there are several sacrifices one has to make. Related posts: Ghumakkar Editorial Monthly Digest – July 2013 At Ghumakkar, we have a plethora of posts which talk... Ghumakkar Digest – April 2014 Within them, they took us to entire Kumaon, most…
  • Udaipur – Single Day tour of close-by attractions

    Kailash Mehta
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Eklingji Temple: After visiting the Srinathji Temple, last on the bus itinerary schedule was Eklingji Temple (Lord Shiva). The Eklingji temple is situated on the way to Udaipur from Nathdwara and just 20 km away from Udaipur. Temple is surrounded by high walls. At the entrance of the main temple there is a beautifully sculpted huge Nandi. The temple complex has 108 temples built with sandstone and marble. Inside the main temple bhajans were sung by devotees. It makes the devotional environment. The temple is well maintained and very few tourists are there. The main thing about this temple is…
  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway & Ooty

    Roopesh
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Ooty aka (Udhagamandalam) was chosen as venue for annual convention of rail enthusiasts for 2014. Ooty is arguably the most popular hill station in southern India. It is nestled in Nilgiri hills or Blue mountains. It derives its name from eucalyptus trees which grow on these hills. About the reason for these hills to be […] Related posts: AN ANNUAL DATE WITH OOTY We stuck to our usual route of  Tiruppur-Mettupalayam-Kotagiri route... Very Well Unplanned – A trip to Ooty During our sound sleep around 4am in between our journey... One Day Trip to Ooty-Coonoor I explored the…
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    Sommelier India - India's only wine magazine

  • The Wine World Cup - Riesling vs Malbec

    14 Jul 2014 | 10:46 pm
    If I'd read this article earlier, I'd have watched the match with greater interest! Read on for the wine metaphor.
  • New Wine and Beer Boutique in Mumbai

    9 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    "Come on over right now!" said the heavily accented, loud and cheerful voice of Craig Wedge, COO, FineWinesnMore when I called to ask about their newly opened fine wine and beer boutique, writes Suneeta Sodhi Kanga who travelled halfway across Mumbai at SI's behest to explore Fine Wine & Beer Boutique and Tasting Room, a swanky new wine store.
  • The Power 100 - Top spirits & wine brands, 2014

    1 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Only 24 of The Power 100 have witnessed volume declines over the past year. Click for detailed report by Intangible Business. This new found stability is significant for a highly competitive industry.
  • Grover Vijay Amritraj wines launched in UK

    1 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    Indian wine producer, Grover Zampa Vineyards' latest initiative is the launch of a new range of fine wines for the UK market in collaboration with former Indian tennis celebrity, Vijay Amritraj, (pictured, left). The Grover Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection comprises a white and red wine, which - according to a company release - were inspired by Amritraj's legendary feats on the tennis court and iconic style of play.
  • Fruit wines grow in popularity in India

    1 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    Kiwi wine is the latest entry in Pune based fruit wines specialist Rhythm Winery, says Michael Gonsalves. Read more here
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    MediaNama: Digital Media in India

  • An Indic language wishlist for Government – #NAMAindic

    Nikhil Pahwa
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    “Parity is the word”, said Venkatesh Hariharan, at #NAMA: The Digital Future of Indic Languages, explaining that “If I use a device in English, we should make it as easy for anyone to use it in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati. To arrive at that word, what are the things that need to be done at the back end? Some of the fundamental issues such as fonts are going away. Thankfully, one the good things is that Google has released some exceptionally high quality fonts in the public domain.” Hariharan mentioned that the Indian government has invested Rs 50-60 crore in creating…
  • Microsoft to bring Cortana digital assistant to India with Windows Phone 8.1 update

    Vivek
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Microsoft‘s voice-activated digital assistant “Cortana” will be available in India, China, UK, Canada and Australia through the first update to Windows phone 8.1 platform, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and manager for Windows Phone Joe Belfiore announced on the Windows Phone blog. The update will roll out in Developer Preview next week. The “beta” version of Cortana will be made available to users in China and UK with the update, while users in India, Canada and Australia will have to be content with an “alpha” version for the time being. Belfiore mentions…
  • 123Greetings gift shipments up 3x to 0.12M for Q1-FY15; Mobile e-cards up 60%

    Vikas SN
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Intrasoft Technologies, which owns and operates the e-greeting cards site 123greetings.com seems to be witnessing a significant growth on mobile:  The number of mobile e-cards sent through 123Greetings mobile apps grew by 60% sequentially to 169,520 cards for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. This is up from 105,749 e-cards in the previous quarter. It’s worth noting that 123Greetings had launched its iOS and Android apps in Q3-FY14 and it claims to have registered 0.19 million app downloads until now. 123Greetings.com also witnessed a 30.4% growth in total visitors from handheld…
  • Indic advertisements have 4x CTR’s, but creatives and data are an issue – #NAMAindic

    Nikhil Pahwa
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    Traffic is growing for Indic language publishers in India, but it doesn’t necessarily translate into better revenues, although larger publishers have it easier. Sriram Hebbar, CEO of Greynium (OneIndia), which publishes in 7 Indic languages, apart from English, says that it does around 460 million pageviews a month, said that monetization is not an issue any more, at that scale, and “The CPM’s are right now on par with English, in the last 12 months. That’s a significant improvement”, but it only happens once a publisher has scaled, and “We don’t have…
  • Would you use BJP’s WhatsApp-like multimedia messaging service?

    Riddhi Mukherjee
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:33 am
    Bhartiya Janata Party is planning to launch a multimedia messaging service similar to WhatsApp called Bhajapa Samvad Setu, reports PTI. An undisclosed senior member of BJP’s state level information technology cell told PTI that the launch is likely to happen before the scheduled local body elections in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The service is apparently in the testing stage right now. The service will allow users to exchange text messages, audio-video clips and images and seems focused on BJP workers. However, the BJP senior personnel told the service will have a lot of “informative…
 
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    INDIA INVENTS

  • IEIK 2014 International Exhibition of Inventions in Kunshan China, 19-22 November 2014

    A.S Rao
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Since 1988, China Association of Inventions started to hold “The International Exhibition of Inventions ” in China once every 4 years with accumulated more than 10,000 Chinese and foreign inventions exhibited. It is the largest platform for the international exchange activities of the invention circle in China, a channel to make friends extensively and to broaden the cooperation, a site to exchange invention information and a gateway for the innovative products to the huge Chinese market.  It was also highly appreciated and supported by WIPO and IFIA as well as Chinese central and…
  • compendium of selected technologies: DST, Lockheed Martin ,Innovation Growth program 2007-12

    A.S Rao
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The program started in 2007 with 102 innovations ,raised to 819 by 2012 and apart from awards, many Indian Innovators were rewarded with technology commercialization support by FICCI.The compendium is compiled by Ernst & Young.Download report: https://www.indiainnovates.in/pdf/DST-Innovation-Growth-Report-2012.pdf
  • No CROWD in Crowd funding proposal of SEBI

    A.S Rao
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:46 pm
    The 60 page document is well written , they are aware of the criticism that there is no crowd in crowd funding and  raise the question -  is it premature to come with a regulation now. My answer is yes. Koreans and Chinese are not rushing with any rule book, they probably want the system to evolve and capture the learning.First , why crowd funding? We need crowd of retail investors to support startups because we need crowd of early adopters for our innovations.How to increase the base of investors? Two suggestions:1. Give a push to investment in startups by large profit making…
  • SEBI invites comments on proposed regulations for crowd funding

    A.S Rao
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Pl see the paper.Do U feel the definition of eligible investors too narrow and process of approval too formal?http://www.sebi.gov.in/cms/sebi_data/attachdocs/1403005615257.pdfCrowd
  • The Product Mindset 2013- India report

    A.S Rao
    25 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    This reports compares responses from Indian manufactures and consumers on various issues relating to product purchase decisions and compares same with global set. Interesting aspects of the report:Neither Indian consumers nor Indian manufactures concede cost/price is a deciding factor in purchse.Product reliability, safety, environment, are important.But unlike global peers who consider innovation as the primary driver of success Indian manufacturers & consumers attach least importance to innovation.Low level of importance to innovation can be due to sourcing strategy- sourcing is the…
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    The L Bhat

  • Secrets Of Eyelash Extensions

    admin
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    There are many things that you need to know when it comes to beauty care and top of the list is how to apply products that will make you look gorgeous for the rest of the Tennessee residents. In this particular case, it is great if you know all things about Franklin TN eyelash extensions so that you get that beautiful look that you so need. It is essential to consult beauticians in order to make the correct choice based on quality. The type of extension you use will essentially affect the looks you get and what looks great on someone will not necessarily look great on you. This means that…
  • The Popularity of Investing In Gold

    admin
    20 Mar 2014 | 1:46 pm
    When it comes to investments in valuable metals, gold is the most popular with companies like Fidelity gold. This is because investors look to it as a harbor or shield against difficult social, political and economic financial crises. These include social unrest, wars, national debt burden, inflation, currency fluctuations and investment markets failure. Just like the other markets, gold is a target for speculation especially when derivatives and futures contracts are involved. The other factor that makes it reliable enough to be sold off during financial difficulty is because its price has…
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    Radioandmusic.com

  • RBNL appoints Gurudutt Jakhmola as National Sales Head Government – Television and Radio

    RnMTeam
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    MUMBAI: Reliance Broadcast Network Limited (RBNL) announced the appointment of Gurudutt Jakhmola as the national sales head – government for its Television and Radio verticals. Bringing in his extensive experience, Gurudutt will work closely with the COO –Lavneesh Gupta in streamlining and structuring the Government business. He will also be responsible for planning and optimising the government business team for maximum efficacy, as he analyses national and state government campaigns to be able to deliver optimally.
  • Justin Bieber almost gets punched by actor Orlando Bloom

    RnMTeam
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    MUMBAI: It seems like Justin Bieber simply cannot keep himself out of trouble. On Wednesday, the 'Boyfriend' singer got into a bust up with Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom, who threw a punch at him while the two were in a Spanish restaurant. However, the 20 year old singer is said to have ducked and missed getting hit.
  • The Drums of War Draw Near - SteelSeries introduces the Siberia Elite World of Warcraft Edition Headset for Warlords of Draenor

    RnMTeam
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    MUMBAI:  SteelSeries, the global leader in premium gaming peripherals, in collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment, today announced the upcoming release of the Siberia Elite World of Warcraft Edition Headset. Gamers will soon be able to experience epic quests, intense raids, and endless adventure across Azeroth and Draenor while wielding a premium headset with jet-black ear cushions, illuminated runes, and a lightweight over-the-head suspension style designed for hours of comfortable gameplay.
  • Shazam launches the first-ever music and more recognition experience for Mac

    RnMTeam
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    MUMBAI:  Shazam announced Shazam for Mac, which effortlessly recognizes the music, TV shows or TV ads playing around you. The app you’ve come to rely on as your go-to musical expert has arrived on your Mac. Operating seamlessly in the background, Shazam for Mac can name that tune, TV show or advertisement in seconds.  The new experience gives you uninterrupted access to explore the world around you without digging out your phone.
  • Midival Punditz to release new album of collaborations later this year

    RnMTeam
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    MUMBAI: Having recently released a track for Sony India's Project Resound, Indian electronica act- Midival Punditz is currently working on its fourth studio album. The tracks on the album are completed and will soon go into mastering, but are expected to release by this September or October, although there is no date set.
 
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    Mumbai Hikers

  • Independence Day Special - River Rafting @ Kolad with Backpack Holidays

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    (Under The Banner of Canvas N Chrome)After a long & sultry summer with temperatures touching 40 Degrees, there is not a single soul who doesn’t long for the rainy season. The drastic change in the landscape from the dry brown to the pleasing lush green, the enticing aroma of wet earth, the cool moisture laden air, the occasional fog/clouds with the sun peeking through it; All adds to the charm of the season! Now imagine the thrill of negotiating the raging rapids of a rain swelled river as an addition to the monsoon experience & we have a complete package.Join Canvas N Chrome as…
  • CROW Group's Waterfall Rappelling and Flying Fox at Dhangar Waterfall, Badlapur on 10th August 2014

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    Dear allCROW Group of Mountaineering has arranged one day Adventure Camp at Dhangar Waterfall, Badlapur on Sunday, 10th August 2014.Fees Per Person- Rappelling & Flying Fox-Rs.1350Rappelling-Rs.1200Flying Fox-Rs.1200Cost Includes - Travelling by Private Non A/C bus, Permit Charges, Toll,Changing Rooms Charges, Food Charges, Activities Charges, Expertise Charges.Cost Excludes - Bislery, Cold drinks, etc. Anything which is not include in the "Package Cost Inclusion".Last Date to Confirm : Thursday, 7th August 2014For confirmation pls reply here or do contact onNilesh…
  • CROW Group's Trek to Rajgad, Pune on 15th & 16th August 2014

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Dear allCROW Group of Mountaineering has arranged The trek to Rajgad, Pune on Friday, 15th to 16th August  2014.Fees Per Person- Ex Mumbai - Rs.1400/-Ex Pune - Rs.800/- (From Nasrapur Phata)Cost Includes - Travelling by Public transport, 2Lunch, 1Dinner, 2Breakfast, 2HighTea Cost Excludes - Bislery, Cold drinks, etc. Anything which is not include in the "Package Cost Inclusion".Last Date to Confirm : Thursday, 10th August 2014For confirmation pls reply here or do contact onNilesh – 9594809398Viddhesh – 9702930126Siddhesh – 9167300292Start Date : Thursday,…
  • CROW Group's Waterfall Rappelling and Flying Fox at Dudhiware Waterfall, Lonavala on 3rd August 2014

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Dear allCROW Group of Mountaineering has arranged one day Adventure Camp at Dudhiware Waterfall, Lonavala on Sunday, 3rd August 2014.Fees Per Person- Rappelling & Flying Fox-Rs.1450Rappelling-Rs.1300Flying Fox-Rs.1300Cost Includes - Travelling by Private Non A/C bus, Permit Charges, Toll,Changing Rooms Charges, Food Charges, Activities Charges, Expertise Charges.Cost Excludes - Bislery, Cold drinks, etc. Anything which is not include in the "Package Cost Inclusion".Last Date to Confirm : Thursday, 31st July 2014For confirmation pls reply here or do contact onNilesh…
  • WILDLIFE PHOTOMANIA : IN SEARCH OF ORIENTAL DWARF KINGFISHER with MUMBAI TRAVELLERS

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:26 pm
    !! 09th-10th August 2014 !! !!Exploring the wildlife of a sacred grove !!Short Info :This Wildlife Photography Trip will focus on searching and photographing the most beautiful  kingfisher of India the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher. This campsite at Chiplun (Konkan, Western Ghats) also shelters numerous exotic species of Reptiles (Crocodiles, snakes, Lizards, Chameleon, geckos), Amphibians (caecilians, frogs & toads) and insects (Butterflies, moths, beetles, bugs and lots more) which can satisfy our photographic desires to its fullest !! Duration: 1 Night /…
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    Perfect Sentiment

  • 30 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm

    PS~Erin
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    My font addicted side loves this, although regular is totally good too!~found here~
  • Better Late than Never... PS on Facebook!

    PS~Erin
    11 Nov 2012 | 12:14 pm
    Visit me on Facebook! I'm sharing my downloadable goodies, and updating more on over on the Perfect Sentiment page. Click on over and give PS a "like" and you'll be able to keep in touch! Perfect Sentiment on FB!You don't wanna miss hearing about new products, specials and free downloads!Go on now... "Like" it!
  • What? Christmas Already??

    PS~Erin
    2 Sep 2011 | 4:14 am
    We're already deliberating over here over what we're going to be dressing up as for Halloween. (Well, the kids are as I'm not much of a dresser upper, even though I married into a very Halloween-y family... Thankfully they love me anyways!) We can do that because it's now September, just a month prior to October. It's totally on schedule, right? But Christmas? Surely not... I really didn't just see Christmas ribbon and ornaments decking the halls of our local super store, did I? That's a tad early, and a bit coo-coo, if you ask me. I mean, the temperature still pretty much triple digits most…
  • Daydreams v. Goals

    PS~Erin
    14 Jun 2011 | 6:30 am
    I'm working on developing a rhythm for myself and our family during these summer months. All the while my head is full of ideas. I just need to sit down and take the time to realize some of them. I came across this quote recently and it cemented the deal: Gotta make a date with me, myself and I to dome some action planning!Do you have any goals for this summer?
  • Home-y Quote

    PS~Erin
    9 Jun 2011 | 4:56 am
    I'm liking this little ditty quite a bit:Have a good day!
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    India Briefing News

  • Tax, Accounting, and Audit in India 2014-2015

    India Briefing
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Tax, Accounting, and Audit in India 2014-2015, which is out now and available for download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore, offers a comprehensive overview of the major taxes foreign investors are likely to encounter when establishing or operating a business in India as well as other tax-relevant obligations. The post Tax, Accounting, and Audit in India 2014-2015 appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • DIPP to Process All Single-Brand Retail Proposals Within 90 Days

    India Briefing
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has set a 90 day maximum time frame to process all outstanding FDI proposals in single-brand retail. The post DIPP to Process All Single-Brand Retail Proposals Within 90 Days appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • India set to Experience Surge in Low-Cost Smartphone Market

    India Briefing
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    As handset manufacturers seek to cash in on one of the few emerging markets still transitioning from phones to smartphones, India is experiencing a surge in low-cost smartphone manufacturing. The post India set to Experience Surge in Low-Cost Smartphone Market appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Political Contributions in India: A Guide for Foreign Companies

    India Briefing
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    While laws governing political contributions in the United States and Europe are relatively straightforward, restrictions in India are slightly more complex. In this article, we outline the legal framework governing political contributions from enterprises and the implications for foreign businesses. The post Political Contributions in India: A Guide for Foreign Companies appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • India Strengthening Economic Ties with Israel

    India Briefing
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:38 pm
    The Modi government’s decision to remain neutral in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas is being interpreted by some analysts as a clear signal of strengthening Israeli-Indian economic ties. The post India Strengthening Economic Ties with Israel appeared first on India Briefing News.
 
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    Fone Arena - The Mobile Blog

  • LG G Vista with 5.7-inch display goes official for Verizon

    Srivatsan
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    LG G Vista that surfaced earlier this month has gone official for the Verizon in the US. It has a 5.7-inch qHD display with  Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Screen Protection, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). It has a  8-megapixel rear camera with single LED flash, laser auto focus and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.   It has rear buttons, similar to the LG G3 and has slim bezels on the front. It has Dual Window, Mini View, QuickMemo, QSlide 2.0 and Knock Code. LG G Vista specifications 5.7-inch (960 × 540 pixels) qHD IPS…
  • BBM Beta now available for all Windows Phone 8 users

    Srivatsan
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    BlackBerry has released BBM Beta for Windows Phone for the the public on the Windows Phone Store, as it promised last week. BBM app for the beta testers went live in the Windows Phone Store last week.  Last week the company said Windows Phone platform got 10,000 signups within 24 hours after the registrations began earlier this month. The company says it has 85 million monthly active users worldwide. Features of BBM Beta for Windows Phone BBM Chats: The Chats page is your single destination for all your chats, including groups, multi-person and one-to-one. In a chat, you have lots of ways…
  • Facebook’s Internet.org app brings free limited internet in Zambia

    Sneha Bokil-Paranjape
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:56 am
    Facebook had announced its ambitious Internet.org project last year with an aim to bring affordable internet access to emerging markets like India and Africa. Today, the social network has launched the Internet.org mobile app that gives users in Zambia, Africa free access to a handful of online services on their mobile phones. Over 85% of the world’s population lives in areas with existing cellular coverage, yet only about 30% of the total population accesses the internet. Affordability and awareness are significant barriers to internet adoption for many and today we are introducing the…
  • Pebble Steel Unboxing and First Impressions

    Bharadwaj
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:18 am
    It's still very early days for smartwatches but Pebble, the Kickstarter success story, already looks like a veteran. Pebble, the first Smartwatch that ignited the whole market frenzy for wearable devices, has been out for a long time, so long that it already got a facelift through Pebble Steel, mainly for people looking at a premium version of the original. It was exactly that, a premium version of the Pebble, adorned with steel, glass and leather, while the original was fully plastic and silicone. There was also a general shift in design and a better overall finish, with minor changes to the…
  • Motorola trademarks ‘Moto Maxx’, likely for a new smartphone

    Sneha Bokil-Paranjape
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
    Motorola has filed for a trademark by name 'Moto Maxx' which could likely be the name of its next smartphone. The trademark filing was recently uncovered at the US Trademark and Patent Office. The name 'Maxx' has been used by Motorola for handsets like Razr Maxx, DROID Razr Maxx, and DROID Max which boasts of a larger battery life. While Motorola's budget smartphones bear the branding 'Moto'. Currently, the name Maxx indicates a device with an extended battery life but again the Moto branding also suggests a budget smartphone. Hence, there can be a possibility that the upcoming device may…
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    Ubiquitense

  • Update Blue&Me™ to version 8 – Grande Punto 2013

    Narendran V
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    If you own a Grande Punto in India, especially, one of those 2013 models that look like the one in the picture above, there’s good news! You can now update your Blue&Me™ to the most current version – version 8 (click to enlarge pic below). For the sake of simplicity, I have uploaded the Blue&Me™ version 8 on Dropbox. Just download and follow the instructions on the PDF that reads like this: Arrange a USB memory stick, formatting it in FAT32 mode to erase all previous data Unzip the downloaded zip file and place all contents on the root of the memory stick With…
  • Sunset Beach in Goa

    Narendran V
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:17 am
    A typical, late August, Goan sunset… No fancy DSLR camera…just a pic from an old iPhone.
  • Exciting Nomad Products – Pre-Order Offer!

    Narendran V
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:09 am
    Some time ago, we reviewed the brilliantly designed, world’s smallest portable USB charger from Nomad. You should check out their spanking new website; I’m sure you wouldn’t miss out on the pre-order offers running now. Some quick points on Nomad and their super functional products: NomadClip, NomadKey & NomadCard are the world’s most portable cables, shaped like a carabiner, housekey & credit card respectively All Nomad cables are MFi certified by Apple and fit all cases including LifeProof Updated design with more durable materials Pre-order Offers: Pre-order…
  • A Road Side Church – Goa [Pic]

    Narendran V
    6 Jun 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Wonder who goes to this church. But, the color of the church, the simple architecture and the moody cloudy ambiance is sure to lure someone to take a pic, at the least.
  • Helios 44M-6 – One Pic. One Verdict!

    Narendran V
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Helios 44M-6. This good old Russian lens is so superb, that I hardly do any color correction. In other words, I have to adjust colors only if I have to create a more dramatic effect, or a vanilla black & white picture. Doesn’t it look fabulous in black & white as well? If you own this lens, never sell it! Photography gear & grading software: Canon 600D/T3i Helios 44M-6 58mm f/2, M42 mount Color corrected on Snapseed on iPhone Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
 
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    The Better India

  • These 15 Women Dared To Break The Mould And Took Unconventional Career Paths

    Shreya Pareek
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    How often do you call an electrician and a woman shows up to fix your power supply? Or a policewoman chases all the criminals and saves the day? Have you noticed a middle-aged lady smoothly driving a passenger bus? As we see more and  more women achieve great roles in multinationals, there are some career paths which are still considered male-dominated. Those women who break the stereotypes and carve their way to success in these unconventional fields capture everyone’s heart and give courage to those who are dreaming of similar careers. Here is a list of 15 such unconventional career…
  • He Created A Database That Gives You Access To Over 8,000 Flora Species In India

    Arpita Bhagat
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:23 am
    J.M. Garg sets an example of how a hobby can turn into something big and useful. What started as a project to fuel his passion for Indian flora has now turned into a large platform for people to talk about over 8,000 species of flora in India, with a pool of more than 1,60,000 interesting pictures. Know how Garg started efloraofindia and his journey so far. JM Garg, a passionate naturalist from Kolkata J.M. Garg, having always been interested in the avifauna of India, first used photography to capture the beauty that lay around him and later decided to use the Internet to connect with…
  • The Only “Legally Haunted” Place In India Where You Are Not Allowed To Enter After Sunset!

    Shreya Pareek
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:52 pm
    A wizard once cursed the town which led to its destruction – one of the many ghost stories and supernatural experiences you will hear about when you visit Bhangarh, the “ghost town” of India which is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the country. We all love listening to stories and the thrill of a horror story can’t be expressed. Even though we are scared with every new detail that is revealed, we still continue to listen with great interest. Supernatural activities never fail to attract some extra attention, and when you get a chance to visit a place…
  • TBI Invisible Heroes Of Everyday: The Goli Soda Guy

    Tejaswi Bhagavatula
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    A hot summer day, the scorching sun and low energy. What comes to the rescue is our very own goli soda guy with his colourful soda bottles and chilled refreshment. In the times of soft drinks and their many brands, this guy sure gives you a better flavour, assured freshness and a big bang for your buck! Do you remember the age-old goli soda? I was lucky enough to come across a goli soda seller in the deep lanes of One Town area, Vijayawada. It was my childhood fantasy to be a goli soda seller, as opening the soda bottle by pressing the goli (a glass marble which pressure-locks the aerated…
  • How A Simple Sport Like Netball Is Educating Thousands Of Young Girls About AIDS

    Shreya Pareek
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Saddened with the plight of girls in India and the attitude of the people and government towards AIDS, Anjali Gopalan decided to do something to bring a change and eventually came up with an NGO called The Naz Foundation. Its Goal program has used sports (Netball) as a medium to develop the personality of girls and create awareness about the issue. Read more to know how the Goal program is hitting the target! Around 1.7 million people have died across the world due to AIDS. In India alone, the figure was 1,70,000 in 2009. When India saw its first case of HIV in 1986, no one thought that this…
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    Parsi Khabar

  • In Conversation with Khushru Pocha: Just Call for Blood

    arZan
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
      Khushroo Poacha, Founder – Indianblooddonors.com “Help each other One to One. Do not depend on our Leaders”.- Mother Teresa KHUSHROO POACHA, an office superintendent with the Indian railways, has kept his day job while running Indianblooddonors.com. He’s an unlikely innovator with a mission: to prove that making a difference and sustaining an enterprise isn’t all about money. Though the initial phase of the enterprise brought him to the brink of financial crisis a few times, he tided over. In India, because there are shortages, especially for rare blood types, patients are…
  • Farrokh Khambata’s JOSS to Open in Santacruz Mumbai

    arZan
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Long after shutting down Joss at Kala Ghoda, owner Farrokh Khambata will now open an outpost at Santacruz (W). Launching in place of Two One Two All Day, next to the Mini Cooper showroom, the Pan Asian restaurant will open to the public on August 5. We’ll be there on opening day, hoping to see some of the old Joss favourites including the Inside Out Urumaki rolls, Nigiri, Green Thai Curry and Chocolate Cigar Rolls. More on this soon! The post Farrokh Khambata’s JOSS to Open in Santacruz Mumbai appeared first on Parsi Khabar.
  • Jiyo Parsi Workshop: Family Life in the 21st Century

    arZan
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Dear friend of Parsi Khabar, Dr. Shernaz Cama informs Dear All, I would be grateful if this Notice could be given wide publicity. It is the 1st in a series of Workshops in the Advocacy section of Jiyo Parsi. As can be seen, we are adopting a holistic approach to change the often negative perceptions our community has towards relationships. Any help in spreading the word will be much appreciated. EVENT: Family Life in the 21st Century. Date: Saturday August 02, 2014 Time: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM Venue: Della Towers Conference Space, Dadar Parsi Colony. Contact Details, see below. Registration…
  • Royapuram: Wheel of time takes the sea away

    arZan
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    In the 1970s, Ajit Diaz’s family was among the very few non-Anglo Indian families to make Royapuram their home. Article by Serena Josephine M | The Hindu What he vividly remembers about this north Chennai locality is its tranquil surroundings, large houses and carnival-like atmosphere during Christmas. “The four Mada Church roads make the Royapuram that I know. There was a huge presence of Anglo Indian families and a few non-Anglo Indian families like us. There was just one grocery store,” says 52-year-old Mr. Diaz, who continues to run a printing press on East Mada Church Road. Many of…
  • BBC: Mumbai’s Disappearing Irani Cafes

    arZan
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Mumbai’s grand old Parsi cafes have long been a symbol of the city’s diverse cuisine and culture. They were first opened in the 19th century by settlers moving to India from Iran and most of them are family run businesses. But today they are slowly dying out. So are they in danger of disappearing altogether? Sameer Hashmi reports from Mumbai. The post BBC: Mumbai’s Disappearing Irani Cafes appeared first on Parsi Khabar.
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    HeadStart Network Foundation

  • Introductory session on “Importance of Entrepreneurs in Ecosystem” – Rajkot| 26th July 2014

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

    Team Headstart
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Author Anuradha Goyal, who has penned “The Mouse Charmers”, a book which tells the stories of digital pioneers like Flipkart, Zomato, Make my trip, Images Bazaar, India Blogger, Shaadi.com, Games2win, Chai with Lakshmi, Rang De and others, was at the Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration (CIBA) as the key speaker at Headstart Startup Saturday in Asscociation with CIBA in Goa. Goyal urged the GOAN Entrepreneurs to explore the digital space and stated that GOA has the potential to become an Innovation Hub! Below is the complete Article published by TOI GOA!
  • Headstart Startup Saturday – Kolkata Reporting | July 2014 Edition

    Team Headstart
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:20 am
    Kolkata’s startup ecosystem is changing and changing fast. Many experienced professionals are shifting back to their hometown Kolkata, to start their ventures and they are bringing in new venture ideas and execution techniques to overcome many local challenges. Also exciting to see that many students and recent pass-outs are thinking out-of-regular-jobs and boldly trying out ideas they think has huge potential and global appeal. Startup Saturday Kolkata, since 2009, is focussed to help such early-stage individuals, mid-level pre-funded companies and many more, through its events and…
  • Startup Saturday Kolkata, June 2014

    Team Headstart
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:40 am
    Starting Up has always been a difficult & lone journey. As an entrepreneur, how far are you willing to go to solve people’s problem? Are you willing to reach out to each & every potential customer to ask, if your idea works out or not? That’s actually what the speaker of June edition of Startup Saturday did, prior to starting Sure Taxis, the latest entrant in Kolkata taxi startup scene. Our theme for June – “Market Segmentation, how to find target customers For June, we had an amazing venue in store for our enthusiasts, the flamboyant offices of startup IntelliantThe office…
  • Headstart HIgher is back in Mumbai on July 13th 2014!

    Team Headstart
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We received tremendous response from Bangalore and Hyderabad in April this year and have been receiving a flood of requests from other cities too for Headstart’s Speed Dating event for Startup founders and rockstar Candidates – Headstart HIgher!On Demand, Headstart HIgher is back in Mumbai on July 13th 2014 (Sunday) To know more about HeadStart Higher, latest updates on which startups participating and much more – Visit http://headstart.in/headstart-higher/ If you don’t know already about it, no worries! This video would help you understand what is Headstart HIgher and how it works!
 
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    Youth Ki Awaaz

  • A Teenager From Gaza Was Tweeting Her Horror While Bombs Dropped In Her Neighbourhood

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    By Mayank Jain: “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” As bombs and missiles continue to drown the voices of human sufferings and exterminate those who have nothing to do with the violence but just happened to be in the region of conflict, there are those who hold on to hope and wonder if peace will prevail. The violence between Israel and Gaza has only escalated since the violence first sparked off. Hundreds of people have already died on both sides of the war. Gaza’s horror can only be imagined as the densely packed strip receives shells after…
  • This Deadly Virus Has Claimed 729 Lives In West Africa And Is Feared To Spread Further

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    By Mayank Jain: The man alighting from the airplane at the Nigerian airport probably looked no different than others. Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian citizen might have been coughing or sneezing a bit but that wasn’t a good enough indicator of the havoc that was eating up his body from inside; Ebola virus disease. The infamous epidemic has come back to haunt countries of West Africa, this time with a furthered intensity and potential of crossing international borders and killing people outside the continent too. Patrick Sawyer was tested positive for the lethal virus in the city of Lagos,…
  • “In India, You Become An Engineer First And Then Figure What To Do With Your Life”

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    By Adhitya Iyer: Dear reader, I am happy to share the introduction and a short video teaser for my debut book-in-progress. Do check our website and join me traverse this exciting journey. Introduction “ In India, you become an engineer first and then figure what to do with your life” Summer is generally at its peak with temperatures soaring at a sultry 40 degrees in many parts of the country, but for millions of teenagers in India, the heat from the mighty old Sun is only least bothering. In April 2012, a little over half a million candidates appeared for an exam, contesting for a measly…
  • How My Gay Cousin Found True Love And Became An Inspiration For Many

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    By Krittika Biswas: A lot has been said about love, songs sung, and poems written. Love is blind, they say, but “they” are wrong. Love isn’t blind in society. In society, you are expected to love somebody “proper”, someone who is “acceptable” to love; you cannot just love anybody you wish to. And of course you especially cannot love anyone of the same sex, because that is obviously “against nature”, not to mention “mentally sick”. So what does one do, when they just cannot find it in them to love someone who is accepted in society? Moreover, what do they do if they, in…
  • Waiting For An Uprising: Will The Recent Turn Of Events In Palestine Spark A Third Intifada?

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    By Atharva Pandit: Thomas Friedman was right after all, when, in February, he predicted of another Palestinian uprising. There can actually be a Third Intifada underway and it can have lasting effects on the Palestine-Israel relationship, which seemed to be, if not exactly flourishing, then at least on a path of progress. That hope can now fade away as circumstances lead towards more bloodshed, more violence in the West Bank. Those “circumstances” include Israel’s forceful penetration into the Arab territories in search of “our boys” since three Israeli teenagers were abducted on…
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    NextBigWhat

  • Exclusive : InMobi To Shut Down App Distribution Platform “App Publish” On August 4th

    Team NextBigWhat
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    InMobi which launched App Publish platform in 2013 has shut down the service. The service enabled app developers to distribute apps across 130 Android app stores. The sad part is that apps published using app publish platform will be unpublished from corresponding app stores, which is definitely a sore deal to developers who trusted InMobi’s distribution platform. InMobi however will let developers know how to get them republished. “After an amazing journey of enabling app discovery and delivering app downloads for all those who worked with us, we are sad to announce that App…
  • FlipKart Vs Amazon – Of Billion Dollar PR And A Look At Real Data

    Guest Author
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Ecommerce giant FlipKart announced a $1Bn funding round on Tuesday. This is known to be the biggest investment in the Indian internet space till date and probably the second highest private fund raise by any internet technology company in the world after Uber’s $1.2Bn round. Media, Indian and other wise, obviously went gaga over this mammoth amount of money being poured into a company founded by 2 Indians in their early 30’s. All the news around the FlipKart’s tech failure during Xiaomi Mi3 launch took a back seat. Jeff Bezos (Image credit: FT.com) This media attention, that Flipkart…
  • This NDTV Good Times’ Tweet Is A Classic One [Employee Disengagement]

    Team NextBigWhat
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
    NDTV GOOD TIMES TWEET [Via / The tweet has been removed.] Well, somebody is definitely going to have a bad time after this tweet! We couldn’t help, but share this – apart from being funny, it also is a reminder that the ones who own social media handles need to be extremely careful about the personal vs. company handle. And if you have your own team handling it, keep them very happy! Meanwhile, enjoy this ‘social media’ statistics video! #Fun.   The post This NDTV Good Times’ Tweet Is A Classic One [Employee Disengagement] appeared first on NextBigWhat.
  • Compared : Moto G Vs. Xiaomi Mi3 : Who Wins? [Moto G Price Slashed By 2K]

    Team NextBigWhat
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:19 am
    Flipkart has slashed Moto G prices by INR 2,000/ offering a discount to promote the sales and while Xiaomi has its own ‘pray-and-you-might-get’ buying process, we bring you a comparison between Xiaomi Mi3 and Moto G. MOTO G Vs. Mi3 Vs. Lava IRIS 504Q We have also included Lava Iris 504Q which seems like a great device, though not marketed well. Parameter MOTO G Mi 3 Lava Iris 504Q OS Android v4.4 (KitKat) Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to v4.4 (KitKat) Processor 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad Core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974AB,…
  • 3 Products That Could Have Been Mobile-First [35+ Don't Get Mobile?]

    Ashish Sinha
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    When we wrote “These 35+ Entrepreneurs Don’t Get Mobile-Only”, a lot of people asked us to give examples of product and feature implementations to bring more clarity to the debate. India’s Internet story is largely a mobile one. We saw a primarily internet-only audience a couple of years ago, and since then the user base has been growing, and mobile data usage has just exploded – easily over half the number of internet users are mobile only, and many more access it way more often on the phone than over a desktop or laptop. Importantly, the consumption patterns…
 
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    World Explorers

  • THE HIMALAYAN COLD DESERTS ROAD TRIP

    Explorer
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    TRIP VITALS THE HIMALAYAN COLD DESERTS ROAD TRIP ROAD TRIP, MOTORCYCLING MONTH || AUGUST 30th to SEPTEMBER 13th 2014 LOCATION || Shimla, Kinnaur, Spiti, Leh, Ladakh DURATION || 15 nights GRADE || Easy ACCOMMODATION || A grade hotels and camps on twin sharing basis MAX GROUP SIZE || 24-30 PAX THE ITINERARY Day One August 30th, 2014 We all meet at 1900hrs at Himachal Bhavan, Safdar Hashmi Marg, New Delhi. The ones opting for the self drive and motorcycles can proceed to Shimla, the ones opting for the rental jeeps will board the Volvo bus at 20:30 hrs to reach Shimla. Day Two August 31st, 2014…
  • Unseen Rajasthan

    Explorer
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
    Pride of Rajasthan !! Come and Explore Rajasthan with Unseen Rajasthan For Best Travel Packages & Tranportation In Jaipur- Rajasthan !! For Best Services & Rates !! Contact for Indigo, Dezire, Etios, Innova, Corolla Altis, Camray & Tempo Traveler !! Brand New Vehicles & Professional Drivers !! Email: info@unseenindia.us Call: +91-9929944447 The post Unseen Rajasthan appeared first on World Explorers.
  • RANGANA CYCLING TRIP..

    Explorer
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    WILDVISION organises a 1day cycling trip to rangana fort on 3rd aug 2014. Enjoy the thrill of cycling in the range of sahayadries with. offroad riding, stream crossing, canopy ride, fort trekking, hike and bike & lot more. Fees – Rs- 1200 per person. Total ride- 20 kms. Trekking- 5kms. The cost includes [ Travelling for riders, spare tempo for carrying the cycles, bike maintance, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & tea, sight seeing & experties] For more details contact. Abhijeet- 901 123 4999. The post RANGANA CYCLING TRIP.. appeared first on World Explorers.
  • Himalayan Explorers Club Chadar Trek 2015 (Leh to Lingshed)

    Explorer
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Mind over Body Expected Temperatures: -14 degrees°C (day time), -30 degrees°C (night time) ‘Chadar Trek’ is one of the wildest trek in the world and a superb test of your mental strength. Chadar means veil of ice and this frozen sheet/river is the only road-way for the Zanskaris living in padum or lingshed to go to Leh or from Leh as other passes are closed during the winters due to heavy snowfall. Suitable for everyone without health issues. Read more about “Chadar” here: http://goo.gl/RcCqu Fixed Departure Dates: 15th Jan – 25th Jan 26th Jan – 05th Feb…
  • Goa Sale

    Explorer
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino Was Rs.7,500 Now Rs.5,250 View Deal Casa De Goa Boutique Resort Was Rs.5,550 Now Rs.3,750 View Deal Azzure By Spree Hotels Was Rs.5,143 Now Rs.3,600 View Deal The Leela Goa Was Rs.10,000 Now Rs.9,500 View Deal Santana Beach Resort Was Rs.2,847 Now Rs.2,278 View Deal The post Goa Sale appeared first on World Explorers.
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  • Rebooting the Computer Platform

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

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

    Manish
    7 Jun 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Dear Financial Advisor, Because of MProfit, I’ve had a chance to interact with 100′s of financial advisors like you over the past 5 years. And frankly, there is a lot of room for improvement. To the outside world you talk about financial planning, long term goals and asset allocation. Yet when you talk to me, everything is short term in nature - commissions reports, daily portfolio updates via SMS, real-time price updates, etc… There is a real disconnect between what you portray and what you actually do. Over the past 5 years the Indian financial advisory industry has been…
  • Spare Capacity

    Manish
    31 May 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Over the past few years you might have heard the term “sharing economy” being thrown around. Which is a more consumer friendly term for monetizing underutilized fixed assets. This is different from an eBay where you have an old phone which you want to sell and they provide the marketplace to find a buyer for it.  It’s also different from Elance where you are offering your professional services to people looking for those skills. Personally I like the term spare capacity over “sharing economy” because that’s really what it is. The startup that kicked…
  • Getting Fat and Getting Rich

    Manish
    9 May 2014 | 1:40 am
    This is one of those blog posts where the overall idea has been floating around my head for the past several years but never could figure out a way to write it down and simplify it. The short version – there are no short cuts to losing excess body fat.* (Yes, there is an asterisk at the end of that statement because you could opt for plastic surgery or gastric bypass surgery but those involve elective surgery with potential complications or side-effects.) Obesity threatens the health care systems around the world in countries were obesity rates are rapidly reaching epic proportions.
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  • ZF is planning to expand its reach in India

    Malvika
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    German component manufacturer ZF is all set to expand its existence in India’s passenger car segment. The business, today, announced the launch of its range of passenger car components. Under this expansion plan they will add 66 new steering and suspension components for the Indian market. The range also includes steering components from Lemforder for the popular mass segment vehicles from Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Ford and General Motors. As an integral part of this expansion strategy, ZF aspires to capture 12 per cent of industry share for Lemforder components in the…
  • CWG 2014: India wins

    Malvika
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    Latest updates: INDIA stands 4th in the current medal tally with 3 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals. 1. Abhinav Bindra clinches gold in 10m air rifle. 2. Sanjita, Dey bag gold as Indian weightlifters. 3. Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu bagged a gold and silver respectively in women’s 48kg. 4. G Mali (bronze) added medal in the men’s 56kg category. 5. India’s Santoshi Matsa wins bronze in women’s 53kg weightlifting The post CWG 2014: India wins appeared first on All India News.
  • Sania Mirza cries in an interview conducted by Barkha Dutt

    Malvika
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Sania breaks down, asks ‘how many times will I have to prove my patriotism?’ “I have been playing for my country for so many years and saying — time and again — that I have an Indian passport and am (still) playing for India,” said Sania, a recipient of India’s fourth highest honour, Padma Shri. “I do not know whether it happens in any other country where you have to keep proving that you are from that country. Is it because I am married to someone from another country? Is it because I am a woman?” The kind of rhetoric created on this issue is…
  • Test drive review of Audi RS7 in India

    Puja Chatterjee
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    It is tough not to speak about the Audi RS7 in superlatives. It is the most powerful and super sedan production and car presentation in the world by the Audi. The car is composed with 552 bhp. Every variations are being added of mid engine supercar Audi R8. The car is capable of getting 100 kilometers per hour from the stand still is within 3.9 seconds only. The car is capable of making out a stupendous output of 138bhp per litre. Not only on the parameter of the performance but the appearance of the car is gorgeous and heart arresting at any point of time under any given condition. The car…
  • Pune blast: Role of Indian Mujahideen terrorists expected

    Malvika
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:31 am
    Pune: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Saturday reportedly spotted a suspect in a CCTV footage recovered in connection with 10th July Pune blast. The footage shows the suspect parking a bike near Faraskhana police station’s parking lot before the blast occurred. Though the injuries caused were minor and the blast damaged only two 2-wheelers in the parking lot of Faraskhana police station, it created panic in the area and brought back memories of earlier bomb explosions in the city for which Indian Mujahideen was blamed. As per reports, monitoring of the emails has revealed…
 
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  • Presence of Guru brings Wisdom in Life

    Raj
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    What a Guru Poornima – thanks to @twitter, a Direct Message went out to over 373K followers of @SriSri and I did get one too!! DM from SriSri And here is the transcript from Guruji’s talk at Boone, today, reproduced from Art of Living Website : You just sang this song, ‘Ajo Ananthaya‘. Ajo means Never Born, Ananthanya is Infinity, Nitya Shudha is Forever Pure, and Sat-chid-ananda is Pure Bliss. Guru principle is like the space, and you cannot avoid space. Whether you recognize that there is space or not, is another question. You cannot escape from air.
  • Be Awake, O Yogi!

    Raj
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Someone asked me a question on Quora about boredom in Yoga practices, and this poem came up spontaneously.   This is a quest of lifetimes; the un-quenched thirst, the parched lips, and mirages all over.   A thousand births in the endless Karmic cycle. Some full of Sattva And some passed in deep ignorance and darkness.   This lifetime the path is beautiful – shady trees, lovely meadows, breath taking views of unparalleled beauty.   Walk like a King on this path keeping your treasure - of Sadhana – hidden.   Be Awake, O Yogi! Robbers and dacoits abound at every…
  • An approach to life – Contentment and Generosity

    Raj
    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

    Raj
    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

    Raj
    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…
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  • Cabinet Approves Proposal To Amend Labour Laws

    Nandini Sanyal
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    Union Cabinet has approved proposals to amend three labour laws including the Factories Act to make them more compatible and beneficial for labourers and the government is likely to table it in the present session of the Parliament, Union Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Thursday (31 July)."Cabinet has given its approval (for the amendments). The amendments would be beneficial for the labourers. We expect that it will be tabled in the present session of Parliament," Tomar said.The other two proposals which were cleared by the cabinet which met on Wednesday (30 July)…
  • Cabinet Approves Proposal To Amend Labour Laws

    Shokinder Goyla
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    Union Cabinet has approved proposals to amend three labour laws including the Factories Act to make them more compatible and beneficial for labourers and the government is likely to table it in the present session of the Parliament, Union Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Thursday (31 July)."Cabinet has given its approval (for the amendments). The amendments would be beneficial for the labourers. We expect that it will be tabled in the present session of Parliament," Tomar said.The other two proposals which were cleared by the cabinet which met on Wednesday (30 July)…
  • Ex-chairman Of Bank Of Baroda Appointed Deputy RBI Governor

    Shokinder Goyla
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Thursday (31 July) it had appointed former Bank of Baroda Chairman S.S. Mundra as a deputy governor for a term of three years.Mundra will look after departments including banking supervision, currency management, and financial stability, the RBI said in a statement.This portfolio was previously handled by former deputy governor K.C. Chakrabarty, who had resigned in April.With the appointment of Mundra, the RBI now has four deputy governors.State-run Bank of Baroda had earlier said Mundra had stepped down as chairman and managing director effective as of…
  • India's Core Sector Growth At 9-month High In June

    Nandini Sanyal
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Signalling improving economic activity. India's annual infrastructure sector growth hit a nine-month high of 7.3 per cent in June, government data showed on Thursday, led by a surge in cement and electricity output.The output recorded an annual 2.3 per cent expansion in May.The sector, which comprises coal, crude oil, oil refining, natural gas, steel, cement, electricity and fertilisers, accounts for 37.9 per cent of India's industrial output.Activity in the eight core sectors -- coal, crude oil, natural gas, petroleum refinery products, fertilizers, steel, cement and electricity – are…
  • Amazon Offers 29 Apps Worth Rs $100 For Free

    Poonam Singh
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    Amazon.com announced that starting  from 31 July to 2 August, Amazon Appstore is giving away 29 essential paid apps worth over $100, for free as part of the Free App of the Day programme!The Amazon Appstore App bundles provide a vast selection of interesting gaming, travel, utility and finance apps. Apps featured in this bundle include Bills Reminder, Sonic and SEGA All-Star Racing, Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, 8thedition and Instapaper.Moser Baer Launches Security Token With 80 KB MemoryMoser Baer launched Crypto token for digital signature and e-commerce applications in the…
 
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  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park - SGNP Macro Photography Workshop by Yuwaraj Gurjar Sunday, August 3

    sam
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    Nature Information Center (NIC) of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) has teamed up with master wildlife and nature photographers to setup unique opportunities for learning different aspects of nature and wildlife photography.Slated for 3rd of August, 2014, NIC announces its 1st half day workshop to learn the basics of 'macro photography' from ace macro photographer Yuwaraj Gurjar, who has many won many accolades both at the national and international level and is a widely published and a respected photographer today.This is an unique opportunity for photography enthusiasts to interact…
  • National Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA)

    sam
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    Monday28th July, 2014Churchgate StationWednesday30th July, 2014Borivali StationThursday31st July, 2014Andheri StationFriday1st August, 2014Mumbai Central StationSaturday2nd August, 2014Bandra Station9-10 amCarnatic Classical9-10 amPop & Fusion9-10 amPop & Fusion4-5 pmPop Rock9-10 amPop & Fusion10-11 amCarnatic Classical10-11 amUttarbhartiya Folk10-11 amBundelkhandi Shaili5-6 pmUniversal Music10-11 amVidrohi Geet5-6 pmFusion5-6 pmFusion5-6 pmPop Rock 5-6 pmMarathi Fusion6-7 pmUttarbhartiya Folk6-7 pmAlternative Rock6-7 pmVidrohi Geet 6-7…
  • Rakshabandhan delicious Home Made Sweets Special Class 1st Aug

    sam
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    Learn different variety of delicious Home Made Sweets with practice n printed notes.1. Katris2. Kaju Pista Roll3. Kesar Kaju Pista Roll4. Dry Fruit Pizza5. Dry Fruit Diya6. Dry Fruit Rakhi7. Watermelon8. Sitaphal9. Kaju Apple10. Badam Tacos11. Kesar Samosa12. Pista Pan13. What The Fudge14. Gup Chup15. Blind DateDate n Time: 1st Aug' 14 2pm - 5pmVenue: Dombivli EastFees: 1200/-Prior registration is mustContact or Whatsapp: 9930261913
  • Second District Level Pickleball Tournament @ Andheri (W) 26th July 2014

    sam
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Mumbai Suburban District Pickleball Association Has Organizing 2ndDistrict Level Pickleball Tournament From 25thAndheri Sports Complex J.P.Road Andheri (W) Mumbai-400058.Event:• Boys Singles• Boys Doubles• Girls Single• Girls Doubles• Mix Doubleshttps://www.facebook.com/IndiaPickleballhttp://www.aipa.in/Shri Sunil Valavalkar a true sport lover played this sport first time in Canada in the year 1999. His attraction towards this sport made him visit second time to Canada in the year 2006. While returning back home he brought few paddles and balls with him. Ever since Shri Sunil came…
  • open mic night for poetry as Poetry @ thehive bandra west Tuesday, July 29

    sam
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:08 pm
    After hosting the country's longest running open mic night for poetry as Poetry on The Big Mic, it's time to honour the best and brightest poets, who have been giving us moving, thought-provoking, joyful and sometimes even heart-breaking performances.Vice:Verse is a monthly showcase of poets - slam artists, notable kavis - who have stretched our imaginations with their spoke word. In our first edition, come watch the stalwarts of this free-verse, and sometimes even rhyme-friendly scene - Alfred Lee, Rochelle D'silva, Deepak Ramola, Nandram Aanand, Preeti Vangani and Vineet GargDrop by for an…
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  • India Morning Report: Forget expiry, are these rates available tomorrow?

    zyakaira
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Sadly, no such rush is likely to be evinced in the markets given the realisation in everyone’s minds brought about by extreme caution and fatigue from 5 years of a on and off recession and not much progress for India on the growth front. However, markets are likely to continue in the green given that the cyclicals have definitely resumed the lead, allowing the still hit sectors to continue the second half of the fresh baselining of market valuations meaning defensives and construction stocks that could not get a look in get into position for also being part of India’s revived…
  • India Morning Report: Nah, the expiry, did not get that correction again

    zyakaira
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    The Expiry draws to a close and though last minute arbitrage is better possible with some quick cuts on the indices till Thursday, today is likely to see better traction for the entrenched long term investors , who as of now do not seem to be sensitive to the admittedly limited down moves of the index. That means the better auto sales data expected towards the end of the week (from tomorrow) is likely to hold sway and the indices will probably close the series above 7700 or not too far below the 7700 mark keeping the battle limited to small touches on the 7650 line as the indices come back…
  • India Morning Report: On an as-is where is basis?

    zyakaira
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Markets are still ready to test the 7800 mark with Bank nifty falling to 15350 levels on Friday and ICICI Bank only reporting towards the end of the week. YES Bank however seems unnecessary subdued at 540 levels unless the stock has been given the heave ho for its general mid cappedness, to which I have not had the time to see any early or late slowdowns in business segments. Promise of new business segments has not been ever marked into the stock or is likely in the foreseeable future. The Put floor for the Nifty indices has moved to 7650 and likely will not cross to 7700 levels till a final…
  • It’s Morning Report: Nifty on to new records at 8000 levels?

    zyakaira
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:15 pm
    The indices climbed out of a big hole on Thursday as they completed a drop back to 7800 without losing the uptrade, with ICICI Bank results on 31st likely to see better levels for itself and the market. IDFC and YES remain the best picks followed by higher returning midcap Pharma stocks like Glenmark. Futures trades fof 2004 instrumental in keeping Options trade volumes insignificant can probably reenter futures only trading at these levels in the new sunny beat as India again times it right on the business cycle in unlisted business, Business school recruiting reports from March show the…
  • India Morning Report: No ICICI Bank results till 31st, indices moved on

    zyakaira
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    Thursday stubFiled under: India
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  • Dia Mirza to marry Oct 18 in Delhi

    TDNP
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    It's an Oct 18 wedding for actress-producer Dia Mirza and her softspoken fiance Sahil Sangha.
  • Rs 400 crore alimony news false: Hrithik

    TDNP
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    Hrithik Roshan denies the media reports which says that his estranged wife Sussanne Roshan has demanded an alimony of a whopping Rs.400 crore.
  • Singham Returns merchandise launched by Ajay, Kareena and Rohit Shetty

    TDNP
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    Mumbai, July 31 (ANI): Bollywood Director Rohit Shetty along with the lead actors of his upcoming flick 'Singham Returns', Ajay Devgan and Kareena Kappor launched special merchandise like shirts, popcon, tiffin and lunch boxes at an event held in Mumbai.Speaking on the occasion Ajay who plays a cop in the movie shared his experience of interacting with police officers.
  • Emraan Hashmi launches new song from his film 'Raja Natwarlal'

    TDNP
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:58 am
    Mumbai, July 31 (ANI): Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi launched new song "Tere hoke rahenge" from his upcoming film 'Raja Natwarlal' in showbiz capital Mumbai recently. Also, present at the event was his co-star Humaima Malick
  • Tiger Shroff felicitated with 5th degree black belt

    TDNP
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    Mumbai, July 31 (ANI): The World Taekwondo Headquarters, situated at Seoul in south Korea awarded an honorary fifth degree black belt to a Bollywood newcomer, Tiger Shroff, on Wednesday in India's entertainment city, Mumbai, after his stunning action sequences in his debut movie, 'Heropanti' impressed officials. A visibly pleased Tiger Shroff urged people to take up Taekwondo for a disciplined life
 
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    Reflections

  • Book Review : Private India : Ashwin Sanghi / James Patterson

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
    This is the first - and I sincerely do hope the last - co-authored book by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson. Despite it being a page-turner, I am unimpressed; deeply unimpressed. Sorry, Ashwin - I admire your books; read them on pre-order... but this is your worst effort yet. And not because of your fault; it is because of the innumerable horrendous bloopers that fill the book. These bloopers take the fun away, cause irritation - even while the story keeps you turning the pages. The net result is that as you complete the book, the normal satisfaction one has on reading a great book is…
  • Book Review : Infinite Vision

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    How Aravind Became The World's Greatest Business Case For CompassionThe Story Of a Hospital That Provides Free Treatment To The Community, And Is Yet The Best In Its Field In Terms Of Technology, Skills, And ThroughputBy Pavithra K Shenoy and Suchitra ShenoyInfinite Vision is the real story of a phenomenon, an anachronism that belongs more in the Satyug or Tretayug than in the modern cutthroat Kalyug, Anno Domini 2014; an absolutely unbelievable and yet completely true story of a family who redefined the concept of life, living... and Medical Care in the Modern World. A book that is…
  • Are The Poor, Poor Because- We Keep Them That Way... ?

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    This is the second part of the article India's Forgotten Citizens - Forgotten By We Middle Class+ : An Ugly RealityA BALANCED PERSPECTIVEI have previously blamed the middle class and above fair and square for the continuing prevailing reality of poverty. Before I go into further detail on that, let us get a balanced perspective, in the interests of fairness, by looking at one or two factors that mitigate the middle classes performance and responsibility. How can a poor person come out of poverty? What are the avenues available to him or her? How does one earn money in the modern world? Answer…
  • India's Forgotten Citizens - Forgotten By We Middle Class+ : An Ugly Reality

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Shining India... The rising regional power... one of the fastest growing economies in the world... one of the largest economies in the world... home to several Indian MNCs... the destination of some of the biggest companies in the world... the land of IITs and IIM, and the successful front-page NRIs... the land with the demographic dividend... the land with some of the best technologies the world has to offer, and some of the best facilities in its top cities... the land with the magical Mumbai Film Industry... the land of Tendulkar, Vishwanathan Anand, Saina Nehwal, Geet Sethi... I could go…
  • The Misunderstood Hindu

    2 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    As I noted in my previous post, the targeting of the BJP among a set of hardcore religious fundamentalist organisations, most with militant and armed wings - armed with the latest arms and weapons, with a history of armed struggle behind them - is highly suggestive, and confirms the stereotype the West holds us Indians, and especially Hindus, in, as well as underscores the colored glasses and biases held by the West towards Hindus. It pains me, a confirmed moderate, to use these words; but I now have no choice but to call it like it is. The list is extremely though provoking, and incites…
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  • Video: Superman and Goku battle for supremacy

    NY Culture
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    We have all at some point or the other pitted our superheroes against each other, but in our heads. Here’s Epic Rap Battles video where they actually put Superman against Goku in a rap duel (yes, you heard it right!). See who wins.
  • Watch Martin Scorsese and Baz Luhrmann speak on Gilda

    NY Culture
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    The 1946 film noir, Gilda, directed by Charles Vidor pushed its lead Rita Hayworth to the pinnacle of popularity. So much so that despite an outstanding career she couldn’t shed that image; Hayworth had been quoted saying, “Men fell in love with Gilda, but they wake up with me.” All these years later, two of Hollywood most prominent directors Baz Luhrmann and Martin Scorsese are together speaking on the movie in this video uploaded by the Youtube channel Cinematographos.
  • World powers must hold Israel accountable: UNHRC

    Team NewsYaps
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    Palestinians look at a damaged classroom at a United Nation-run school sheltering Palestinians displaced by an Israeli ground offensive, that witnesses said was hit by Israeli shelling, in Jebalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem   Geneva: The United Nations’ senior human rights official said on Thursday she believed Israel was deliberately defying international law in its military offensive in Gaza and that world powers should hold it accountable for possible war crimes. Israel has attacked homes, schools, hospitals, and UN premises in…
  • ‘Complacent’ NATO unprepared for Russian threat: British lawmakers

    Team NewsYaps
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    A Russian serviceman aboard an armoured personnel carrier salutes next to the blue-white-red tricolour flag of Crimea, during the Victory Day parade in Moscow’s Red Square May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor/Files London: NATO is not prepared for the threat of a Russian attack on one of its members, British lawmakers said on Thursday, calling for more equipment and troops to be positioned in the Baltic States, which, they said, were particularly vulnerable. Parliament’s Defence Select Committee said events in Crimea and eastern Ukraine had revealed “alarming…
  • Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

    Team NewsYaps
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    A Palestinian man speaks with a firefighter as he points to damaged cars following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike on his house in Gaza City July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants’ infiltration tunnels. The Israeli military estimated on Wednesday that accomplishing that task, already into its fourth week, would take several more days.
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    India Internal Flights

  • Air India To Expand Route Network

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Air India is set to expand its domestic and global network, especially its European routes, following its induction to Star Alliance.
  • Indian Travelers Avoid Malaysia Airlines

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Indian travelers now fear taking a Malaysia Airlines flight after two successive fatal incidents involving the airline, most recent of which was the MH17 crash.
  • Air India Mere Seconds Away When MH17 Get Shot

    20 Jul 2014 | 4:25 am
    Air India was within a hair's breadth away when Malaysia Airline's flight MH17 got hit by a missile, causing the demise of 298 passengers and crew on board.
  • Air India Allows Passengers To Taste Food

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Air India's first class and business class passengers are now allowed to taste the food they want to order on-board before getting them delivered to their seat.
  • India's New Budget Disappoints Carriers

    13 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    India's recently-approved budget has not amused the troubled local airlines that have been struggling to stay afloat amidst the years-long industry crisis.
 
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    Indian brand strategy

  • Why the absence of ‘papad’ could signify a deeper cost cutting strategy ?

    doc
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Recently I had gone for lunch at the famous Punjabi by Nature at Hosur road Bangalore. We have always been found of this place right from my time as a dentist in Delhi. Virika loves the fountains there and as any 3 year old loves the starters including papad that is served complimentary to the […]
  • Three men, a Maruti Alto and 10,000 Miles of adventure

    doc
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Imagine covering 10,000 miles covering 19 countries, 5 Mountain Ranges, 3 Deserts and a Sea. Now imagine doing this on a beaten up Maruti Suzuki Alto (Swift in Europe), and also taking on 1500 kilometers on a non existent road. Why would anyone want to do that ? I asked the same question to Kushal […]
  • How much does Prime Minister Narendra Modi Make ?

    doc
    8 Jun 2014 | 5:41 am
    Did you know that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi makes less than most techies in Bangalore ? According to the IIM Ahmedabad powered website Paycheck.in, Shri Modi makes Rs 19 Lakhs per annum. This is is less than what a middle level manager at Infosys or Wipro would make. Interestingly he still makes more than […]
  • 3 Marketing lessons from Shri Narendra Modi’s crushing victory in the 2014 General elections in India

    doc
    17 May 2014 | 8:05 pm
    India has made up its mind. It has made up its mind to vote for progress and development. Gone are the days when Indians could be lulled into a false sense of security by parties claiming to be secular and working towards keeping communal forces at bay while looting this country and leading us to […]
  • Three management lessons from David Moyes at Manchester United : What not to do as a manager

    doc
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    So finally the Nays have it. Moyes is out #Moyesout But the whole 51 match, 10 month episode has left me pained and a little thoughtful about my own future. Like everyone else I obeyed Sir Alex’s command and supported Moyes as the new manager of Manchester United. But I don’t think I was ever […]
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    The American Bazaar

  • Hrithik Roshan rubbishes rumors of Rs. 400 crores alimony

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Divorce with Suzanne likely in October. By Jasmine Raskoti NEW DELHI: Post Kites release, the reports of the tumultuous relationship between Hrithik Roshan and his estranged wife Suzanne have been doing rounds. It was just days before their 13th marriage anniversary that Hrithik made it official about their separation, on December 13. Hrithik Roshan (courtesy of his Twitter, @iHrithik) “Suzanne has decided to separate from me and end our 17-year relationship,” said Roshan, in a statement. “This is a very trying time for the entire family and I request the media and the people to grant…
  • Dhoom 3 breaks into the top ten in China

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    After Turkey, now it’s time for audiences in China to get wowed. By Jasmine Raskoti NEW DELHI: The Aamir Khan-starrer Dhoom 3, the most successful film in India’s box office history, the franchise of which has been compared to Fast and Furious, is continuingto wow international audiences. A still from Dhoom 3 After breaking into the Turkish top ten, the film has now managed to break into the limelight in the much more lucrative Chinese market. Dhoom 3 entered the Chinese top ten charts at number 9, beating the local Chinese romance No Zou No Die. Released on July 25, the film earned an…
  • Pakistani American psychiatrist, Indian American indicted on forcing female dancers from India to become strippers at nightclubs, prostitutes

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Rashmikant Patel of Georgia amongst four indicted. By The American Bazaar Staff WASHINGTON, DC: A sordid tale of women dancers from India promised jobs in New York City, but forced to becoming strippers in night clubs, and thrown into prostitution has come to light with the arrest and indictment of four individuals, including a Pakistani American psychiatrist from Houston, Texas, Riyaz Mazcuri. Amongst the arrested is at least one Indian American, Rashmikant Patel, from Savannah, Georgia. The other two men named in the alleged scheme were Sabja Khimani, of Queens, New York; and a Sugar Land,…
  • Indian American is in charge of pressing trigger for a nuclear bomb attack from America

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Lt. Raj Bansal is the official executioner of the President’s command. By Sujeet Rajan NEW YORK: Ingrained in popular culture are Hollywood films where the ultimate decision to press the trigger for a nuclear launch from America rests with the President. Or else, an arch villain devises a way to circumnavigate the operating systems, takes charge and attempts a near-catastrophe. Of course, both the scenarios always come to naught. The President doesn’t have to make that wrenching call. The villain’s purpose is defeated. Nuclear disaster is averted. But in real life, some things hold…
  • To kiss or be kissed: Emraan Hashmi’s turn now to be on the receiving end

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Raja Natwarlal has a hit song for sure. By Akanksha Warrier MUMBAI: Emraan Hashmi is up next with ‘Raja Natwarlal’, his solo release of the year and the trailer doesn’t really put him in great light. It looks like the film’s heavily inspired by the ‘Jannat’ series, and showcases him for the umpteenth time as a master conman. Emraan Hashmi (Courtesy of Twitter) The first song of the film was released recently and that seems to be on its way to being a blockbuster hit. Arijit Singh, who rose to fame with songs like Dilliwali Girlfriend and the famous Aashiqui number, is back with…
 
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    India's Endangered

  • Elephant Calf Rescued from Well

    Ramya Naresh
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    Here is a story of a fiercely protective mother elephant looking out for her young one while it was in distress. This is also the story of quick and compassionate action by forest officials. A one-and-a-half year old elephant calf that fell into a non-fenced well on the Tamil Nadu- Karnataka border reserve forest area ...Read the Rest
  • Why the Ocean Ecosystem needs Whales

    Ramya Naresh
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    All species big and small have a role to play in the natural world defining the habitat and the ecosystem they live in. Now scientists have found the important tasks whales have been given to maintain the health of the oceans. A recent study shows that these giant mammals have an influence on global carbon ...Read the Rest
  • The Wild Wisdom Quiz Book- Review

    Amrita Sharma
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Amrita Sharma reviews for India’s Endangered The Wild Wisdom Quiz Book by WWF-India Children are curious by nature and if we wish to raise kids who love the Earth, all we have to do is expose them to the awe-inspiring beauty, diversity and immensity of nature. Their natural curiosity can then be trusted to propel ...Read the Rest
  • Bats in Karnataka in need of a Saviour

    Rohit Daniel
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Gotham City might be under the comic hero Batman’s protection but who is to protect the eponymous bat species from possible extinction? In the state of Karnataka in India indiscriminate destruction of their natural habitat is putting bats in grave danger everyday. The state, which is home to one-third of the bat species found in ...Read the Rest
  • Tiger and Her Cubs Cool Off at Ranthambore National Park (photos)

    Atula Gupta
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Indian summers are famous for making even the toughest look for some means to cool off. So when photographer Andy Rouse saw a wild tiger and her cubs dip into the cool water of a lake in India’s Ranthambore National Park, he knew he had the perfect opportunity to click some amazing shots of the ...Read the Rest
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    Sms Messages

  • Eid 2014 Jokes Sms , Eid al Fitr Funny Jokes

    SMS Messages
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    Eid 2014 Jokes Sms , Eid al Fitr Funny Jokes in Hindi, English, Urdu - Kia aap ko malom hy k 11 ramzan ul mubarik ko asmani kitab “INJEEL” ka nazol hoa tha. aur 5 ramzan ko “TORAET” ka.
  • Eid 2014 Sms Jokes for Friends | Eid Jokes

    SMS Messages
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Eid 2014 Sms Jokes for Friends | Eid Jokes for Girlfriend, Boyfriend - (‘v’) <‘ ) (( )) ,(/ /) -”–”- — “-” Ek baat poochoon? Kaan idhar karo (‘v’)<‘ ) (( )) (/ /) – “–”–”-”-baqi rozay rakhso?.
  • Eid Mubarak Jokes Sms | Eid 2014 Jokes

    SMS Messages
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    Eid Mubarak Jokes Sms | Eid 2014 Jokes - Helo @ /(“,) @ ..(> @ < @. … asal mein ye puchna tha k rozay mein itwar ki chuti hay k nahi. Ya phir sab rakhnay hain?:-D
  • Alvida Alvida Mahe Ramzan 2014 Sms Collection

    SMS Messages
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    Alvida Alvida Mahe Ramzan 2014 Sms Latest Collection - Khuda ye Maheene de sabko, Is Maheene se na juda rakh kisi ko, Hume apne ebadat karne vala bana de, Ramadan ka maheena hai ya allha, Abhi se tofeek de ...
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    SMS Messages
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    Alwida Mah e Ramzan Sms | Alvida Mahe Ramzan Shayari - Kitni jaldi ye Armaan Chala jata hai, Pyas lagti nahi iftar Aajaata hai, Hum Gunahgaron ki magfirat kar Mere ALLAH, ibadat hoti nahi Ramzan guzar jata hy. Alwida Mah ...
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    Real Estate News

  • REITs – Real Estate Investors have a new alternative

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

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

    admin
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    To become a real estate investor one requires set of exclusive skills to be successful. Keeping this in mind various Real Estate portal have come up which train you to become one of the aware and well successful landlords. They help individuals with single rentals to thousands of doors. They majorly do not focus on ...
  • Conceptual Homes – A shift in Lifestyle

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:06 am
    Concept homes have been a popular term in the real estate market. There are numerous reasons accounting for their rising popularity. These types of homes are much more customized and offer special and specific amenities. These are well designed keeping in mind the comfort and ultimate requirements for home buyers. They are much different from ...
  • Key Points to consider before selecting a Real Estate agent

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:49 am
    Buying a home is no doubt a daunting task and needs a thorough research in each and every step taken like thorough market research, approaching a genuine real estate agent, choosing the right builder, and etc. In order to make your home search process very easy especially as a first time homebuyers, you should start ...
 
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    Indilens ! Insights of India

  • Blackberry Messenger is now available to Windows Phone users

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    This report is prepared by Priyanka Bhowmick for Indilens New Delhi, 31 July-2014: BlackBerry will make its popular messaging app BBM available to users of Windows phones. Blackberry Messenger is now available to Windows Phone users Once exclusive to BlackBerry devices, the company last year made BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) available on rival platforms of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Starting today, Windows Phone 8 [...] The post Blackberry Messenger is now available to Windows Phone users appeared first on Indilens
  • Firing between Maoists and Police in Adilabad

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    This report is prepared by Priyanka Bhowmick for Indilens Hyderabad, 31 July-2014, PTI: Police and Maoists exchanged fire in a forest in Adilabad district of Telangana on Thursday. There were no casualties, police said. Firing between Maoists and Police in Adilabad After receiving a tip-off about movement of some members of Adilabad area committee of the Maoists, police were conducting a combing operation in [...] The post Firing between Maoists and Police in Adilabad appeared first on Indilens
  • Actor Tiger Shroff awarded honorary 5th degree black belt

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    This report is prepared by Priyanka Bhowmick for Indilens New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Tiger Shroff has been awarded an honorary fifth degree black belt by the World Taekwondo Headquarters . Actor Tiger Shroff awarded honorary 5th degree black belt On the occasion, the ‘Heropanti’ star urged people to take up Taekwondo for a disciplined life and said, “Ever since childhood, I’ve always been [...] The post Actor Tiger Shroff awarded honorary 5th degree black belt appeared first on Indilens
  • Apple’s set-top box launch pushed until 2015

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    This report is prepared by Priyanka Bhowmick for Indilens Washington, 31 July-2014(ANI): Apple’s long-rumoured set-top box will not be launched until 2015 due to the company’s inability to strike a deal with the cable providers, said reports. Apple’s set-top box launch pushed until 2015 The cable providers allegedly said that they were concerned that the tech giant might gradually change the cable providers into [...] The post Apple’s set-top box launch pushed until 2015 appeared first on Indilens
  • Petrol price reduced by Rs.1.09 per litre

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    This report is prepared by Priyanka Bhowmick for Indilens New Delhi, 31 July-2014(ANI): The price of petrol price was reduced by Rs.1.09 per litre, while the price of diesel was hiked by 50 paise per litre on Thursday. Petrol price reduced by Rs.1.09 per litre This is the first drop in the prices of petrol since April. However, the increase in the price of [...] The post Petrol price reduced by Rs.1.09 per litre appeared first on Indilens
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    Lahore Dispatch

  • IPhone 6 release date, specs, features and rumors

    Muhammad Irfan
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    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 […]
  • Role Play Toys for Toddlers

    Muhammad Irfan
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    Role play is an important phenomenon in the world of sociology. It is one of the child developmental stages. If a child or toddler does not perform role play then it means there is a lacking in psychological training. Similarly in such kind of competitive environment it is necessary to have a personality with developed […]
  • BISE Lahore Board Matric results 2014

    Zahid Kramet
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, conducts examinations each year for the Matric and Intermediate examinations, as well as delivers the results. These results are normally announced by the BISE Lahore two or three months after the examinations are held. The Government recently introduced a computerized record system for results which carried […]
  • BISE Multan Board Matric Result 2014

    Muhammad Irfan
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Are you student of BISE Multan board and want to know BISE Multan Board Matric Result 2014 declaration date? You have come at right place. BISE Lahore Matric Result 2014 will be announced on 25th July 2014. Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Multan conducts examinations and announces results of 9th and 10th every year. The board […]
  • BISE Sargodha Board Matric Result 2014

    Muhammad Irfan
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Want to check out your BISE Sargodha Matric Result 2014? This article covers all information and updates about matric result 2014 Sargodha Board. The officials of BISE Sargodha have not yet announced the result announcement date, but the result is expected to be declared in July or August. Board of Intermediate and secondary education Sargodha […]
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    Anshul Gautam's

  • In the praise of Lord Ganesha

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

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

    Anshul Gautam
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    It has been a month since my last blog post. Many new things popped up inside my head, but the creative tides got short of the extremely stronger gravitation pull, and that kept everything still…just a little hoo-ha came to the front. What was I exactly doing in this one month?I left Durgapur on 5th of June. I am no more a college student now. I graduated officially from my college on 25th of June 2014. Ever since I joined college, I dreamt of scoring 9 pointer. It was a bliss even to think of being called a ‘nine pointer’ and don’t know how it felt to be one. I enjoyed this…
  • A House at the Grange

    Anshul Gautam
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Since ages I haven’t been asleep in the lap of insouciance. It has been so long since I was at my home, the place where I grew up. In the ‘Nest’ of ‘Love’, my childhood bloomed. Where birds came and lived and became part of my evening plays, that is my home.Every morning it was chatter of birds in balcony that woke me up. Their tore up feathers I collected, and preserved them so I could remember them even after they left. Tickle of my small fingers on the feathery head is still afresh in the memory. Where I lived lovingly, that is my home.By the shade of the back wall in the…
  • Music Rewinds

    Anshul Gautam
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:58 am
    Mai rahe, meenaa rahe, gardish mein paimaanaa raheMere saaqi tuu rahe aabaad maikhana rahe...I see a small kid, looking through the window. For him, having a look through window was itself a dream; a window that would allow to see outside. The window in his room allows to see till the horizon, no one lies in between except for green grasses, shrubs and birds playing. Holes in the window seldom make a whirling noise as the riotous but usual wind flows through them. Having no one to play, and with holidays at school, most of the time of his days are spent on imagining stories and his wishes…
 
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    Digital Insights Blog

  • How businesses are leveraging the power of Crowdsourcing?

    Harsh Ajmera
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Crowdsourcing has become one of the most effective ways of strengthening the connection between customers and businesses/brands. Your customers & prospects have tons of valuable ideas that can help your brand for the future, and social media is the perfect platform to tap your customers & prospects for insights on everything – from products concepts, campaigns, advertising and so on. As a brand you won’t deny with the fact that your customers are actually the one who know your product the most. Crowdsourcing allows to get some real insights from the end users. It is not…
  • How to increase YouTube Engagement rapidly [Infographic]

    Priyanka Ravani
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Are you looking for ways to increase your YouTube engagement? What if I told you, you can increase your YouTube traffic by a whopping 374%? But before I dwell any further on that, a small recap on the earlier infographic where I discussed the importance of incorporating videos in your social strategy. By making YouTube a part of that social strategy could, really accelerate your growth.YouTube is the third most popular site in the world and the second most popular search engine after Google. If you are still not convinced to incorporate this platform in your social media strategy, then take a…
  • Understanding Twitter Analytics: What you need to know!

    Omkar Mishra
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    One of the key components for marketers to look at while deciding on the performance of any of their social networks is measurement. While Facebook always had Facebook Insights to give out the details of your owned presence details along with the post level activity, we always had to rely on third party estimated data for Twitter. Now with Twitter going public and aiming to generate more money via advertising, they have certainly stepped up their game with the introduction of Twitter Analytics for different components on Twitter.The Twitter Analytics dashboard is available to everyone who has…
  • How to promote your Infographic to get 10000 shares

    Harsh Ajmera
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    We all know by now the power of visual content and it is the future of marketing to your audiences. Images get your brands message across loud and clear to your audiences, compared to only text-based content. Infographic is the best of both worlds, where it is a visual element with snackable bits of text-based information so its gets easier to comprehend by your readers; infographics make a great visual impact!Don’t believe me? I have done various infographics before, some on Google+ falling, some on mobile trends, and majority on statistics and data. We did an infographic on Social Media…
  • 5 things to keep in mind before choosing a Social Media Agency

    Harshita Pande Joshi
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Social Media has become a must-have space for all brands. From small scale setups to large businesses of crores worth of turnover, each brand wishes to be a leader on social media. Companies have begun to invest massively on social media, and they should not? Have you not seen these growing numbers about social media in 2014?A study by Ernst & Young last year states that 41.5% of the organizations are spending 1-5% of their marketing budgets on social media. A little over 25% of the organizations surveyed spend over 2 crores on social media marketing. These numbers are proof that brands…
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    english - Home

  • Adequate relief for Pune landslide victims sought

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Several issues ranging from adequate relief to landslide victims in Pune district to efforts for release of an Indian Christian priest abducted in Afghanistan and creation of a separate Poorvanchal state were raised in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
  • People in landslide prone areas may have to be shifted: Chavan

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here on Thursday that people living in dangerous locations across the state, which are prone to landslides, would have to be shifted elsewhere to prevent such incidents, official sources said.
  • FM hopes for 'political solution' to end Prez rule in Delhi

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    The Centre on Thursday hoped that "some political solution" would emerge paving the way for formation of a popular government in Delhi as political parties questioned the delay in this regard and said it was hurting infrastructure in the national capital.
  • Meet Kapil Sharma as 'used-less' product in new ad

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Star comedian Kapil Sharma features in a unique avatar of an unused juicer in a kitchen, for a new television campaign for online classifieds platform OLX.in.
  • Samsung launches 3 new smartphones to expand affordable range

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    Handset maker Samsung Electronics on Thursday announced launch of three new devices, priced below Rs 10,000, to expand its presence in the affordable smartphone market in India.
 
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    Indian Alerts

  • Police Bans Public Drinking In Hyderabad City

    6 Jul 2014 | 12:23 am
    Hyderabad Police have banned public intoxication ( public drinking ) in the city for a week. Police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy have issued order under Section 144 to this effect on Friday. This will come in to force from from July 5th to July 11th.As per Reports that the ban may be further extended  and all the violators will be booked and prosecuted.M Mahendar Reddy said, 'Although drinking in public is already illegal, some necessary steps should be implement as part of preventive measures".The police officials took this decision…
  • Actor Rana Secret Trip To USA With Trisha

    5 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Rana And Trisha relationship came to limelight once again.Rana and Trisha USA Trip become Hot news in Tollywood circles. In Past these couple has been spotted together at private parties and filmy functions.Last time, the duo created a sensation after being spotted at a beachside party in Goa. As Per close Sources ,that the couple is spending pleasure time in US. Actually,Trisha has gone to USA  as a chief guest at the annual FETNA (Federation of Tamil Associations of North America) event. And well, Rana also  took Break from Baahubali…
  • DAAD Scholarship 2014 For Indian and Developing Countries Students

    29 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    Daad Scholarship :The German Acadamic Exchange Service (DAAD) providesschlorships in German Universities to  international  students from Developing Countries.This DAAD scholarship aims to fund and encourage young and talented professionals by offering wide range of courses in postgraduate degrees.Daad scholarship 2014 :Applications for DAAD Scholarship 2014-2015 session are opened now.Eligible candidates can apply DAAD Fellowship those who wish to study selected courses in a German universities. DAAD Application Closing Date31 July 2014…
  • Auto Nagar Surya Telugu Movie Review | Rating | Live Updates | Public Talk

    27 Jun 2014 | 1:56 am
     Auto Nagar Surya Review :After a lot of Delays due to financial crisis  at last, Auto Nagar Surya is releasing today with a huge Expectations.It is Directed by An Indian American director  Deva Katta Who earlier directed the Sensational film like Prasthanam.Tollywood's Most cute pair Naga Chaitanya - Samantha's Hit combination is an added Flavour to this Movie.Deva Katta's Auto Nagar Surya Movie Review First On Net :So all are Excited to Know about  How is Auto Nagar Surya Movie,is it Hit or Flop.Cast : Naga Chaitanya , SamanthaDirector : Deva KattaProducer…
  • Tribute Video To Drowned VNR VJIET STUDENTS In Beas River

    24 Jun 2014 | 9:19 am
    Here is a Tribute Video to Students from VNR Vignana Jyothi College who lost their lives in Beas River Tragedy.Total 24 students washed away in beas river due to sudden increase in water level.Watch   "A Tribute to VNR Students" video by Geethanjali Engg College Old Students. Tags:R.I.P,A Tribute to VNR Students,VNR College,Beas River (River),Tribute,Students,Manali Himachal Pradesh Tragedy
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    Life Stalker

  • How to tell a 9 year old about Rape?

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:42 pm
    What is Rape? And how to tell a 9 year old kid about Rape? He just asked, "Bhaia, What is Rape?" It was bit shocking for me, that how a 9 year old kid can ask such question. But rather than the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 25 Powerful Two Word Phrases

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:23 am
    Sometimes, you don't need a thousands words, only two words can do the magic. Only two words can provoke your emotions and motivate you to do the great things. And here are such two words for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tortoise and Rabbit Again - A Short Story

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Tortoise and Rabbit Again - A Short Story Old Elephant, the prime minister enters into the King's den. Old Elephant: "Hail the king of all kings. [Lion King acknowledges the Old Elephant by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Take A Chance

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Take A Chance Me and Niyati were heading back to home, after a long tiring day at work. I was in no mood of talking, but you know them (women), they somehow save some energy to talk. Moolchand metro... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 7 Helpful Tips To Stop Procrastination

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    7 Helpful Tips To Stop Procrastination Are you thinking of something that you want to do but you are not doing right but you want to do some time soon and you need to do it really. This is what you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    PC TAB

  • Download Asphalt 8: Airborne Game for Free on Windows 8 and Window Phone

    Lovish Kumar
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
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    Lovish Kumar
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    Internet Download Manager Patch Available On This Site.Ti is fully free and 100%  working. Internet Download Manager PatchInternet Download Manager Patch:-  Download From Here:- IDM Patch Download From Here:- IDM SetupNOTE :-   IDM Patch may need Dot Net Framework 2.0
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    Lovish Kumar
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Are you one of those who preferred to buy an Android device rather than going for iOS or any other? If yes is your all, then chances are quite high that you have plenty of apps and games installed on it. Playing games and running apps on Android device, while on the go, is hell lot of fun. There are many incredible apps and games to enhance your experience with Android device.Well, while playing the games and apps on your Android device, has the idea of playing them on your PC ever hit your mind. Have you ever wondered that if it is possible to run Android apps on PC or not? The answer is-…
  • How To Check Your friend's Mobile Balance In Idea, Airtel, Aircel, Vodofone, BSNL,Tata Docomo

    Lovish Kumar
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    Hi Frineds,Today I Show You How To Check Your friend's Mobile In Idea, Airtel, Aircel, Vodofone, BSNL Tata Docomo Very Easily.          To know your friend's mobile balance call to the below numbers from your phone.      Airtel - 09810198101      Idea - 09824012345 Tata Docomo -   09040012345 or 07737012345BSNL - 9415100123Aircel - 9842012345After that choose your language and give your friend's mobile number. The above TATA docomo is only toll free number from your docomo. All the…
  • How To Get Rs 100 Free For Your Airtel Sim

    Lovish Kumar
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Hi Friends,its working 100% at the moment.Take your Mobile phoneand just dial *566*6#Now,within 48 hours you will get free airtel recharge of Rs 100 which is absolutely free.Hurry,don;t miss this golden chance.Dial this number and get Rs 100 free now.
 
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