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  • BMC to present new policy for providing water to slums

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    2 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    In a move that may benefit lakhs of slum dwellers across the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to supply water to all city slums, even those which are unauthorised and came up after 2000.
  • AIR INDIA’S Staff Inhuman Behaviour » India
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:49 pm
    After a video went viral on social media, Air India, which is the national carrier of nation, has fell victim to social media backlash after some staff members of the airlines refused entry to a few passengers who reached the check in counter five minutes late. The video was made and uploaded by a passenger, named Shivendra Namdeo, on the social networking website Facebook. In his Facebook post he has written, “This is How AIR INDIA…So called pride of INDIA…Treats their PASSENGER”
  • We Are All Sharks

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    Amit Varma
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    This is the 36th installment of my fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. A few days ago, I was shooting the breeze with a friend of mine when he told me about a couple of business ventures he was planning, and the investors he’d lined up for them. ‘You won’t believe how gullible they are,’ he said. ‘If there’s one thing I’ve learned from poker, it’s how to find fish and exploit them. And there are so many fish in the business world.’ It’s a good thing I was sipping lemonade at the time and not my usual hot…
  • Lights Camera Action: Enter PM Modi in his Infamous Personalised Suit - All Perspectives
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:13 pm
    This article is by Archana Kapoor. She is the Founder and Chief Blogger at Date: January 25th, 2015 at Hyderabad House, Delhi Scene 1: Chai Pe Charcha Take 1. Action! Enter President Obama with our very own, much-loved Prime Minister Modi. Dress Code: Formals. As the two besties make way towards the garden where [Read More...]
  • Launching of “WE” Initiative of Headstart for Women Entrepreneurs

    HeadStart Network Foundation
    Team Headstart
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:12 am
    Hello. Thank you for stopping by and taking time to read this blog post. We presume you are a woman pursuing a dream venture or a man interested to know more about women in business and probably here to figure out how to contribute. Whoever you are, it is good to see you here! We are excited to take you through our new initiative “WE” at Headstart Network exclusively for Women Entrepreneurs. Why an initiative exclusive for women? Well, there has been a big debate among our team itself on the same question. Some of us supported the fact that entrepreneurship opportunities are rather the…
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    Reuters: Top News

  • Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing a deepening U.S.-Israeli rift.
  • Haqqani ban still under consideration - Pakistan's U.S. envoy

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A formal announcement on outlawing the Haqqani militant network, which has been responsible for numerous attacks on U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, it still under consideration, Pakistan's ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.
  • Film on 2012 Delhi gang rape stokes debate on Indian male mindset

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A new documentary based on the fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi in 2012 highlights gender inequality and sex crimes in India, with the seeming lack of remorse among those convicted of the crime shocking even the film's director.
  • Taxi group Ola steps up expansion drive

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Ola, India's largest online taxi business, will more than double its reach by expanding into 200 cities after this week's acquisition of rival TaxiForSure handed it control of more than 80 percent of the country's organised cab market.
  • Sahara's Grosvenor House hotel in London put up for sale

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - London's landmark Grosvenor House hotel has been put up for sale after its owner, part of troubled Indian conglomerate Sahara which has been trying to raise funds for its jailed boss Subrata Roy, was placed into administration by creditors.
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    India Insight

  • India can become world’s fifth-largest economy by decade’s end: Jim O’Neill

    Sankalp Phartiyal
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    By Sankalp Phartiyal Jim O’Neill, who coined the term BRICs to highlight emerging economic powerhouses Brazil, Russia, India and China, said India’s budget lacked a “wow” factor but was good enough to push the country on a path of 8 percent growth or more “for a long time”. The former Goldman Sachs economist also said India was likely to replace Brazil as the second-largest BRICS economy (“S’ for South Africa, which was later added to the group) in the next couple of years and could become the world’s fifth-largest economy by the end of the decade. In an interview with India…
  • Movie Review: Dum Laga Ke Haisha

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) Sharat Katariya’s “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” (which roughly translates to “give it all you’ve got”) is one of those films that you have to pay close attention to if you want to enjoy it to the full. There is so much to like here – the attention to detail, the quirky characters; and you are likely to miss it if your attention wavers to your phone or your popcorn. Katariya’s tale is one of old-world romance, punctuated by over-the-top 90s songs, stolen looks and passive-aggressive…
  • Movie Review: Ab Tak Chhappan 2

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) Shimit Amin’s “Ab Tak Chhappan” (“56 So Far”, which refers to the number of gangsters the protagonist has killed) was a slick film about an encounter cop with a heart of gold. Aejaz Gulab’s sequel to the 2004 police drama takes away all the good qualities but retains the film-making style of the original film’s producer Ram Gopal Varma – streaky shots, contorted camera angles, and ear-shattering background music. “Ab Tak Chhappan 2” picks up where the earlier one…
  • Govt’s priority should be to kickstart economy: Ex-Infosys CFO Balakrishnan

    Reuters Staff
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    By Reuters Staff Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has the tough task of balancing the need to boost spending and maintaining fiscal discipline when he presents the annual budget on Feb. 28. Former Infosys CFO V. Balakrishnan says the government’s main priority should be to revive the economy by loosening up its purse strings and the country could live with a “slightly higher fiscal deficit.” Balakrishnan, founder of VC fund Exfinity and a member of the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party, also said India needs to make it easier to conduct business in Asia’s third largest economy before the…
  • Ecosystem for “Make in India” does not exist: Rajeev Karwal of Milagrow

    Reuters Staff
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:31 pm
    By Reuters Staff The upcoming budget is expected to give a boost to the government’s “Make in India” campaign, the centrepiece of PM Narendra Modi’s plan to create jobs and rejuvenate the economy. But Rajeev Karwal, founder of technology and consulting firm Milagrow, says the “ecosystem” to transform India into a manufacturing hub does not exist because of an absence of government support and incentives. Karwal, an angel investor and a former India head of Electrolux and Reliance Retail, also said businesses find it hard to survive without paying bribes and the situation has not…
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    News from India

  • MHA gave nod for prison interview during UPAs rule

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    Permission to filmmaker Leslee Udwin for interviewing December 16 gang rape accused Mukesh Singh in Tihar was cleared by the Union home ministry way back in July 2013 when the UPA government was in power sources said
  • BJPPDP steering panel to oversee implementation of common agenda

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    The PDP and the BJP will set up a steering committee to oversee implementation of the Common Minimum Programme CMP that forms basis of their alliance in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Delhi Police crime branch to quiz Infraline Energy MD

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Delhi police crime branch is likely to question Shashi Garg managing director of Infraline Energy a Noidabased energy consultancy firm in their ongoing probe in the corporate espionage case
  • Opposition erupts over insurance bill in Lok Sabha

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    The government on Tuesday introduced a bill providing for raising foreign direct investment FDI limit in insurance sector to 49 amid strong protest from Opposition MPs who questioned governments legislative competence to bring it in the Lok Sabha while a similar bill was pending in the Rajya Sabha
  • Lok Sabha clears mines bill paves way for erickshaws

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    The Lok Sabha on Tuesday cleared a bill concerning auctioning of mines even as opposition MPs staged a walkout crying foul over certain provisions including one that said all mining leases shall be granted for a period of fifty years This provision would also be applicable to mining leases granted before the commencement of the Act
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    The Viewspaper

  • Amla Takes Proteas To Another Massive Win Against Ireland 

    TVP Admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    A day before the 24th game of Pool B between South Africa and Ireland at Oval, the Irish skipper said that his team would give a tough fight to the Proteas. It was not to happen, however, thanks to... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • AAP Rift Widens: Is Arvind Kejriwal a ‘Dictator’?

    TVP Admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:12 am
    AAP has long been plagued by accusations of being a personality cult, starting with Shazia Ilmi’s resignation in 2014 and Vinod Binny’s “dictator” charge against Kejriwal following... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  •  Want to Sell Beef? Be Ready for 5 Years of Imprisonment!

    TVP Admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:53 am
    Activist Kavita Krishnan boldly puts, “I am one of those who thinks and reads a lot about ethical treatment of animals, it's a lifelong concern that I won't let Sanghis hijack.” Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • NASA’s Dawn Probe Closes In on Ceres

    TVP Admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:28 am
    The first images have produced some really puzzling features. These spots were extremely surprising to the team, and they have been puzzling to the team and to everybody who's seen them. Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • PM’s Tryst with Austerity: Narendra Modi Eats 28-Rupee Lunch at the Parliament Canteen

    TVP Admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:09 pm
    We, as a society, are so unaccustomed to “VVIPs” behave like ordinary citizens that we struggle to digest an act as ordinary as a parliamentarian grabbing a grub in the parliament! By doing so, we... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
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    InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion

  • The 5 most attractive female politicians of the world

    Community Writer |
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:11 pm
    There are female politicians and then there are hot female politicians. They use their charm to disarm the audience and voters. They wield power with sweet smiles on their faces so that all parties agree with them. They may make several mistakes but no one notices those. While people focus on these superficial aspects, they ... The post The 5 most attractive female politicians of the world appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • The prettiest female armies from around the world

    Community Writer |
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:11 pm
    For ages women were considered to be the weaker gender and most countries did not allow women to join the armed forces. However, many women were used for spying and espionage services during the World Wars because of their enigmatic charm and beauty. The time has changed and so have the traditions. These days more ... The post The prettiest female armies from around the world appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • The top tax saving investment plans for you

    Community Writer |
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:11 pm
    The Taxation laws are stringent but governments do offer plans for letting your meager monthly savings grow into a substantial fund by the end of your career. The money a layman saves throughout his life helps him combat difficult challenges and overcome obstacles to fulfill cherished dreams.   There are numerous investment schemes but not ... The post The top tax saving investment plans for you appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Indian politicians who are accused of monumental corruption

    Community Writer |
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:41 pm
    The word ‘politician’ has become synonymous with deceitfulness and inefficiency in India. The reason behind this is not the skepticism of the mass but the misdeeds of political leaders. When the leaders behave irresponsibly, can the officials of the government act honest? As a result, corruption has spread like a vile disease through all the ... The post Indian politicians who are accused of monumental corruption appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • India, Russia, and China could be allies to foster global growth and respective domestic markets

    Community Writer |
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Following the 13th Russia-India-China (RIC) summit held this year on Jan 2 in Beijing, there are strong chances for the three countries joining hands to foster the growth of domestic markets, global economic growth and regional/global peace and stability as well. Despite reports of territorial disputes between these countries, they continue to have mutual respect ... The post India, Russia, and China could be allies to foster global growth and respective domestic markets appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
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  • Ex-Igate CEO Phaneesh Murthy’s Online Pharmacy Looks To Raise $10mn

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:46 am
    Former Igate CEO Phaneesh Murthy’s new online pharmacy marketplace – PM Health and Life Care, is looking to raise $10 million in funding. Murthy’s venture capital firm PM Ventures will invest $2 million in the firm, while other investors include Tiger Ramesh and Ramesh Mengawade, who’ve invested $1 milllion. The online pharmacy marketplace will make its debut in September this year, and will deliver drugs across 10 cities initially within committed delivery timelines. The Indian pharma retail market is estimated to be worth $56 billion, out of which unorganized players’ account…
  • “If you cannot make it greater, at least preserve it” : Jamsetji Tata On Life And Business

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata founded Tata group and is considered as the legendary “Father of Indian Industry”. Jamsetji Tata March 3rd is his birthday and we bring to you, a few inspiring quotes from Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata devoted his life to four goals: setting up an iron and steel company, a world-class learning institution, a unique hotel and a hydro-electric plant. His ideas and beliefs led to foundation of IISc, Tata Steel If you cannot make it greater, at least preserve it. Do not let things slide. Go on doing my work and increasing it, but if…
  • WeChat Ties Up With Healthcare Startup Lybrate To Raise Swine Flu Awareness

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:28 pm
    WeChat has tied up with healthcare startup Lybrate to spread awareness about  the Swine Flu epidemic in India. The chat messenger service has launched an official ‘Swine Flu Help’ account in India, on which users will be able to find information on symptoms, precautions and treatment, which is powered by Lybreate. Further, users will be able to get in touch with nearby doctors and even book appointments using Lybrate’s services. Lybrate, which raised $1.23mn in funding led by Nexus Ventures last September, is currently looking to acquire more users onto its platform. The post WeChat…
  • US Based Fund Maverick Ventures Enters India; Invests In Vserv

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Ad network Vserv has raised its new round of funding from Maverick Capital, the venture capital fund affiliate of Maverick Capital, a 21 year-old hedge fund with over US$8 Billion under management. Vserv Co Founders : Dippak Khurana And Ashay Padwal With this investment, Vserv has raised a total of US$18 Million to date, including its first round of US$3 Million from IDG Ventures India. The post US Based Fund Maverick Ventures Enters India; Invests In Vserv appeared first on NextBigWhat.
  • Out Of Luck Oldies: Tinder Plus Costs More If You’re Older Than 28

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Tinder, everyone’s favourite dating app, just launched its paid version in Europe – Tinder Plus, that lets users undo accidental swipes and expand location-based search options. Surprisingly the company has gone in for an odd pricing strategy, apparently charging users that are over the age of 28 £14.99 a month, while younger users pay just £3.99 per month. On the face of it, it does seem to be a case of milking older users who have larger disposable incomes, though it could also be about aligning costs with supply-and-demand – the older you are, the lesser the number of…
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    Tech Bangalore

  • Teewe, Chromecast like, but not Chromecast

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:13 pm
    Teewe is a Chromecast like HDMI dongle made by an Indian company. While it is Chromecast like, there are many differences which I try to point out in this post. To start with, I have a 32 inch LED TV in living room with a Chromecast plugged in to it (TataSky on another port). Chromecast is majorly used by my parents to watch old songs streaming through YouTube. There were few times my dad came to me asking whether he can cast a video he shot & I simply said “No”. I did that since I had to take him through the process of installing another app (like Allcast) and teach him how…
  • WhatsRemote – best way to use whatsapp from desktop / web browser

    17 Dec 2013 | 10:39 pm
    WhatsApp has replaced texting for most of us and has become the default messaging app. Keeping it simple is the DNA of WhatsApp and they clearly decline adding new features if they think it complicates the way WhatsApp works. And hence even though there’s a huge demand from people to release a desktop client for WhatsApp, they didn’t bother doing it. I find it extremely unproductive to switch between phone and my mac while working. And hence I started looking for apps/ways to use WhatsApp on my computer. The first workaround I found through Googling was to use Bluestacks on the…
  • Review: – The Online Grocery Store

    11 Dec 2013 | 10:53 pm
    I convinced my mom to shop for grocery online this month. Though she was very sceptical because of previous bad experiences in online shopping in general. I made her sit aside me and hit I started adding items one after the other as she went on reading out her list. It took about an hour and a half since my mom started exploring other stuff on the website apart from list she had. As far as discounts are concerned, it was quite inline with offline grocery shops/supermarkets. Our order value was around Rs.3.4k & we got the discount of around Rs.300. I did search for coupons…
  • Can I make GSM phone calls using Nexus 7 3G model?

    6 Dec 2012 | 11:21 am
    Short Answer: No Long Answer: Google’s recently introduced new model of Nexus 7 which supports 3G, which means it has got SIM card slot. But no where including “The Verge’s” long review there’s mention of possibility of voice calls. May be it was considered “obvious” to not to support since the device name says “Wireless + Mobile data”.  But anyone with little technology background would wonder why it’s not possible since the device has sim card slot & a microphone! I started digging doing searches on Google to find out if…
  • Google updates its Indian nexus page with Nexus 4/7/10!

    15 Nov 2012 | 11:20 pm
    Google’s Indian nexus page till day before yesterday (that’s when I checked it last time) was showing Galaxy Nexus as “Coming Soon”. But today it’s been updated with standard nexus page featuring Nexus 4, 7 & 10. But clicking on “Shop Now” goes to US Play Store which is blocked to view from India! I wonder why the hell Google even changed the page. Personally I thinks it’s very unlikely that Google will sell devices directly in India. Devices sold through Play Store are subsidized and Google may not have enough stock to…
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    The India Uncut Blog

  • We Are All Sharks

    Amit Varma
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    This is the 36th installment of my fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. A few days ago, I was shooting the breeze with a friend of mine when he told me about a couple of business ventures he was planning, and the investors he’d lined up for them. ‘You won’t believe how gullible they are,’ he said. ‘If there’s one thing I’ve learned from poker, it’s how to find fish and exploit them. And there are so many fish in the business world.’ It’s a good thing I was sipping lemonade at the time and not my usual hot…
  • An Economic Message from God

    Amit Varma
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:39 am
    The editors of Okonomos, the economics journal of the Hansraj College in Delhi, asked me to write a guest article for the current issue of their magazine. Here it is. Imagine one day God comes down to Earth. He’s an old man with a beard, hanging out in the clouds, and he latches onto the wing of a plane and sits there, cross-legged, until the flight lands. A communist man who took a reclining-emergency-row window seat for the legroom has to be taken off the plane on a stretcher, for he faints after seeing 1), a gentleman who is obviously God on the wing of the plane, and 2), the T-shirt…
  • It’s All a Gamble

    Amit Varma
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:17 pm
    This is the 35th installment of my fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. Some people, when I tell them I play poker, look at me kind of strange. They may not say it, but inside their heads they’re saying, ‘OMG, he’s a gambler!’ And because I am skilled at getting inside people’s heads and listening to them think, inside my head I’m sayin’, ‘Yeah, and guess what, OMG OMG, you’re a gambler too!’ What is it that gamblers do? They weigh up the odds of a particular situation or event, the risk-to-reward ratio, and…
  • The Kim Kardashian Liberals

    Amit Varma
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:51 pm
    This is the 13th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. You can hold a currency note up against the light, if you have been trained well, and detect whether it is real or fake. Is there a similar test that can help catch and expose a counterfeit liberal? Yes,  there is. It is the ‘but’ test. A counterfeit liberal is one who will espouse a liberal principle but then, immediately, before putting a full stop on the sentence, add the word ‘but’. And there’s always a universe after that ‘but’.
  • Deep Thought

    Amit Varma
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:56 pm
    This is the 34th installment of my fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. I discovered poker as a grown adult approaching middle age, but I was a hustler in college as well. I was a decent chess player, and used to offer a prop bet to people with the following terms: ‘I will play 10 games with you, and will win all ten. If you even draw one, you win the bet.’ I never made this bet with anyone I’d seen on the circuit, thus guaranteeing that all my customers were patzers, and unlike in poker, the quantum of luck in chess is low enough that I won this bet…
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  • Now, Pay For Coffee At CCD Outlets With MobiKwik!

    Editorial Staff
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    MobiKwik, one of India’s leading mobile wallet with over 15 million users has forged a partnership with leading retail chain of coffee outlets, Café Coffee Day (CCD). MobiKwik is the second mobile wallet to have partnered with CCD, first one being Oxigen wallet who did it last year in November. CCD which is a part of India’s largest coffee conglomerate, Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Limited (ABCTCL), has more than 1500 coffee outlets across the country. With this partnership, MobiKwik  is making their foray into offline payments market. Till now, Mobikwik offered online and…
  • Indian Railways Launches Web Portal & Mobile App For Passenger Complaints

    Editorial Staff
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:18 am
    Indian Railways passengers will finally be heard! To improve services of Indian Railways, Suresh Prabhu, India’s Railway minister has launched an online portal as well as an Android app to provide customers with a platform that will allow registering of their complaints and suggestions. While this should have been done long back, it is good to see that it has now been implemented! Infact, now every a passenger can complaint via an SMS, a phone call, a mobile app or through internet. Let us look at each in detail. Online Complaint Registration Portal Passengers who wish to complaint online…
  • & Google Annouce PMO Mobile App Development Contest [Updated]

    Editorial Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Updated: March 3rd, 2015 As announced last year, Google and MyGov have got together and now have announced a contest for mobile app developers to build a comprehensive PMO mobile app. The content will go live today at 5pm on This mobile app development contest will be held across the country at different institutions and colleges and will invite participation from people throughout India. While speaking at the NASSCOM event on Sunday, PM Narendra Modi mentioned that he was planning to invite ideas from the public for developing a mobile app for his office. Rajan Anandan, Vice…
  • Ola Cabs TaxiForSure Acquisition: What It Means To The Cab Aggregation Market

    Mohul Ghosh
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:40 pm
    The nascent Indian taxi aggregation industry witnessed it’s first major consolidation yesterday when Ola Cabs acquired Taxi For Sure by paying $200 million (Rs 1200 crore) in cash and stock. Now, among the top 4 players in the online taxi rental market, 2 have now joined forces, which leaves the competition open to Uber, Meru and Ola-TFS team along with other niche players such as Easy Cabs etc. What does it mean for the market and for the new entrepreneur who is taking the plunge? We extract three observations: Unprecedented Space for Growth Indian taxi market is estimated to be around $8…
  • MWC 2015 Key Phone Launches: Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, Gionee Elife S7, Lenovo A7000

    Editorial Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Mobile World Congress 2015 is underway at Barcelona and first day of the event witnesses some stunning phone launches. The much awaited Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S6 was launched. Large 5.5-inch Gionee Elife S7 and Lenovo A7000 were announced. HTC also announced their next flagship phone, the HTC One M9. Number of other phones were also launched during the first day of MWC, but we will bring you much awaited details of these 4 key phones. Samsung Galaxy S6 With every Flagship, Samsung push the boundaries of smartphone specification, and it is somewhat true in case of the Samsung…
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  • Google Contacts gets a long-overdue update

    Kif Leswing
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Google announced Tuesday that it’s releasing a preview of its new Google Contacts app, which can be accessed now. If you use Gmail, you use a form of Google Contacts, although it’s hardly a perfect system. Previously, Google’s contact app was a mess: It threw people you’ve emailed […] Google Contacts gets a long-overdue update originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Apple granted patent to use wireless strength map data for vehicle navigation

    Katie Fehrenbacher
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Apple was issued a patent on Tuesday for vehicle navigation technology that can take wireless signal strength into account for planning a route. Apple first filed for the patent in August 2012, and Apple wireless executives Swapnil Dave and Devrim Varolgu are listed as inventors on the […] Apple granted patent to use wireless strength map data for vehicle navigation originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Cloudera CEO declares victory over big data competition

    Derrick Harris
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly doesn’t often mince words when it comes to describing to his competition in the Hadoop space, or Cloudera’s position among those other companies. In October 2013, Reilly told me he didn’t consider Hortonworks or MapR to be Cloudera’s real competition, but rather larger […] Cloudera CEO declares victory over big data competition originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • HP fine-tunes its multi-cloud pitch

    Barb Darrow
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    It must be really interesting to work at Hewlett-Packard these days. Not only is the company breaking itself in half, it’s making multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and it’s balancing an array of cloud offerings. Oh, and it just shook up cloud management, with Marten Mickos turning key responsibilities over to […] HP fine-tunes its multi-cloud pitch originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • NBC wants you to pay for streams of Jimmy Fallon, SNL

    Janko Roettgers
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Well, this is interesting: NBC Universal is working on a comedy video subscription service, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The service, which could launch later this year, would include full episodes of shows like the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Saturday […] NBC wants you to pay for streams of Jimmy Fallon, SNL originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
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    Compulsive Confessions

  • Five nice things on a Monday morning

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:59 pm
    a) It's raining in Delhi, has been for the last two days, and apparently it's a terror to commute, but for those of us cozily tucked up at home with coffee and cats, I recommend this Sufi fusion playlist which I've been listening to and humming along with all morning. b) For particular interest to those of you who are actually interested in my cat stories, we decided to keep Squishy after all. His name is now Pablo (Squishcasso, Picatto, Escofur, Purruda) and I'm learning Spanish on Duolingo in order to "converse with him in his native tongue." The Duolingo app is kind of amazing, because all…
  • Feminism ranty rant rant

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:45 am
    I am tired.I’m tired of having to listen to people say, “I’m not a feminist, I believe in equal rights for all humans!” or “I’m not a feminist, but…” It’s not a bad word. You can use it to mean yourself. It doesn’t make you a man-hater or someone who is mannish. You can be a feminist and feminine. You can be a feminist if you believe women are the same as men, except built differently. I’m tired of having to listen to people toss around “feminazi.” It’s deeply insulting. The “feminazi” does not exist. There is no militant feminist with a gun coming for your…

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    So, my Facebook page is about to hit FORTY THOUSAND LIKES. (I know, right? I have no idea how that happened, seeing as it basically lay fallow for several years till I linked it to my Instagram and noticed a crazy amount of activity.)To celebrate, I'm doing a week of book giveaways starting as soon as we hit that elusive Four Oh. I've asked my writer friends to participate, and you should totally come and play. I have about three hundred likes to go, which is nothing. NOTHING. Here's the page! Enjoy! Good luck!
  • 9 Reasons Why It's Awesome That Bombay Can Party All Night

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:58 pm
    So, Bombay—sorry, sorry, Mumbai—is getting an all-night nightlife. This means that once it’s implemented, if you’re drinking in Bombay, you won’t get kicked out at 12.30 am, also means that you can meet people for dinner/drinks whatever time you like (just finished a meeting at 2 am? No problem!). I think it’s a fantastic idea. I wish other cities would follow in its footsteps. Granted, I can see some pitfalls, like the Delhi government is doing in a bid to stop the capital from following suit: “oh but what about the drunk driving? What about the rape?” Ugh. Please. People…
  • Genres of bad-news books I will buy and read no matter how many versions I've read before ranked by order

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:09 pm
    1) Anything about a mountaineering expedition gone wrong but ESPECIALLY tales of people who have died on the Everest.2) Anything about how you made one TEENY TINY mistake and wound up in a foreign prison for forty years to life.3) Anything involving a historic incident where a lot of people died and how unaware everyone was in the beginning.4) The serial killer/rapist and his family life and how he was caught in the end. 5) How you lost everything and there is no redeeming quality to this book and WHY THE WAVE?
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    Marketing Practice

  • Oris : The Better Switch

    Harish B
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:57 am
    Brand : OrisCompany : L&TBrand Analysis Count : # 555L&T which is one of the largest player in the construction and infrastructure industry  launched their brand Oris on the consumer electrical space in 2013.  It was recently that the brand has started making noise in the media.Indian switches and distribution boards market in India is worth around Rs 2400 crore . The home segment itself is around Rs 1400 crore. The market is dominated by Anchor Electricals but now the market is flooded with national and international brands.Switches has now moved from functional to…
  • Brand Update : Alpenliebe creates new category with Juzt Jelly

    Harish B
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Perfetti, who is the market leader in candy category of the Indian confectionery market ,successfully created a new category of jelly confectionery through the brand Juzt Jelly. Launched in 2012, Juzt Jelly was able to catch the attention of the Indian consumers. The success of Juzt Jelly also prompted ITC to launch the challenging brand Candyman Jellicious.Juzt Jelly is launched as a sub-brand of Alpenliebe. Alpenliebe launched in 1995 has moved from a sugar candy brand to an umbrella brand endorsing wide range of confectionery products ranging from lollipops,eclairs and jelly .Juzt Jelly…
  • Jolly Rancher : Banking on Fruits

    Harish B
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:33 am
    Brand : Jolly RancherCompany : HersheysBrand Analysis Count : 554Hershey has launched its iconic confectionery brand Jolly Rancher in India recently. This interesting because in the 65 year history of the brand, India is the first market outside North America where Jolly Rancher is launched.Jolly Rancher has an iconic status in the North American market and is famous for the bold fruity flavors. In India, the brand has launched its lollipop products. The Jolly Rancher lollipops are available in three flavors - Mango, Green Apple and Water Melon.Globally , Jolly Rancher is famous for its…
  • Brand Update : Moods wants you to Play It Right

    Harish B
    10 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    After around three years, Moods have come out with another campaign. The new campaign themed " Play it Right" is also a sort of repositioning for the brand. In the last campaign, the brand adopted a naughty " Your Time, Your Place " positioning.The new campaign   themed around the man who is playing it right takes the focus back to the man. In one of the earlier campaign - My Man, the campaign put the focus on the women which made the campaign standout from the rest of the crowd. The " Your time, your place " was a clutter-breaking campaign with a touch of humor. The new campaign -…
  • Pril : Nurturing Relationship by Washing Dishes Together !

    Harish B
    4 Jan 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Brand : PrilCompany : Jyothy LaboratoriesBrand Analysis Count : # 553Pril is the brand which created the dishwash liquid category in the Indian market. A brand globally owned by Henkel  was created in 1951. Sold in over 22 countries, the brand was launched in India in 1999. At that time, the brand was owned by Henkel India which was the subsidiary of Henkel AG. In 2011, Henkel India sold its brands ( in India) to Jyothy Laboratories Ltd. Pril was the pioneer in the liquid diswash category. The Rs 10,000 crore Indian dishwash category was dominated by the dishwash bar product-form.
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    The Big Picture

  • Goodbye big bang reforms, hello economic growth

    28 Feb 2015 | 1:28 am
    One of the most striking points of this year's Economic Survey relates to 'big bang reforms'. For years, commentators have been bemoaning the lack of political will to push through such reforms. IN the run-up to the budget, they have been warning the government that it will be judged on how well it does on this account. The Survey pours cold water on such hopes and explains why: Given the expectations surrounding the upcoming budget, one question needs to be addressed head-on: Does India need Big Bang reforms?Much of the cross-country evidence of the post-war years suggests that Big Bang…
  • Raghuram Rajan on free markets and political freedom

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:14 am
    Rajan's most recent speech on democracy, inclusion and prosperity has drawn attention for quite the wrong reason: the reference to Hitler and the perils of strong government. Since Modi was being likened by the Congress to Hitler in the run-up to the last elections, the reference is liable to be misconstrued and, indeed, the highlighting of this particular point in sections of the media appears mischevous.It's the larger point in the speech that deserves highlighting, namely, that liberal democracies rest not just on three pillars- rule of long, strong government and political accountability-…
  • Government mustn't get fixated on the fiscal deficit.

    15 Feb 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Should the government stick to its fiscal road-map- 4.% for fiscal deficit/GDP in the current year and a lower deficit the next year? Ruchir Sharma argues in today's TOI that it should. He gives instances, such as China, where an increase in government spending has been followed by lower growth rate.I disagree. China is over-invested in infrastructure. We are under-invested. Without infrastructure investment, it's hard to see investment in general reviving. And the private sector is in no position to get into infrastructure now. So, the government should go ahead and spend on infrastructure-…
  • The many mistakes of Narendra Modi

    10 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Vox Populi is Vox Dei. The voice of the people is the voice of God. Whatever  your political leanings, it's hard not feel a sense of exhilaration over the outcome of the Delhi elections.The people have spoken- and how!It's not just a vote for Kejriwal & Co. It's a vote against the NDA government. It's an expression of anger against the Modi and the BJP. That alone can explain the margin of victory of Aap.How has this come about? Why are the voters of Delhi so angry? Let me list what I think are some of the mistakes Modi has made. Some of these points may have been made by others but…
  • Management: awaiting the new paradigm

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:20 am
    We have heard a great deal about the shift from the top-down model to a more decentralised one, the dismantling of hierarchy and the importance of self-driven teams. But very little of this is happening on the ground, as a report in the FT highlights. The astonishing thing is that the old, centralised model persists in the corporate world despite evidence that it's not producing results:Returns are diminishing, while the number of listed companies has shrunk by more than half in 15 years. In that sense the fears seem justified: despite bulging coffers, quoted companies are investing too…
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    Doing Jalsa & Showing Jilpa

  • Shivarathri

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    This is yet another true travel story although I suspect the tale might have grown a bit with the telling. Every year, several thousand Indian boys (and girls too, but they are irrelevant to this particular tale) reach a certain milestone, a milestone that they have been planning for practically all their lives. It is an important pre-condition that precedes the creation of a profile on Bharat Matrimony and the likes. It is the H1B visa, that augmenter of dowries, the harbinger of Dollar-store gifts and the single biggest violator of check-in baggage allowances. Sankaranarayanan (name…
  • Till United Kingdom Come

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

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

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

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

  • People I Admire – Part Doh

    Atanu Dey
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    After I wrote that post on “People I Admire“, I began thinking that I should start listing my heroes. So let’s make this a series. Here’s part 2 of the series. I will mention two people. One of them used to be my neighbor at the Convent. Did you know that I spent one year at the Convent? Yes I did, although it was naturally not a functioning convent when I lived there. The other person is someone I haven’t met but I would dearly like to meet. He works (and I guess, lives) in the SF Bay area, and therefore I can claim that he’s a distant neighbor. They share…
  • Nelson Mandela on Education

    Atanu Dey
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:08 am
    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” That according to Nelson Mandela. I object to the characterization of education as a weapon. Weapons are used as tools of destruction, not construction. Remember the distinction between tools and weapons: all weapons are tools (instruments; means to an end) but not all tools are weapons (“any device used in order to inflict damage or harm to living beings, structures, or systems.”) Changing the world is a fine objective. Most people want some changes in the world around them and most people (though…
  • Criticizing Modern Indian Holy Cows Considered Dangerous

    Atanu Dey
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:44 pm
    A little while ago, I saw this tweet — which I append below. It relates to the mainstream media’s response to Shri Mohan Bhagwat’s comment that “Mother” Teresa was motivated by her desire to convert people to Christianity. That seems really odd to me. I would have surmised that the fact that Teresa was basically in the business of proselytizing and converting would be as unremarkable as the fact that the Pope is a Catholic. Whatever she did — and she was remarkably candid about it — she maintained was because she was serving her lord and savior Jesus…
  • Richard Dawkins on the Monotheistic God

    Atanu Dey
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:49 pm
    The god of the Old Testament is the same god that Christians adopted in their New Testament. Following the Jews and the Christians, Islam proclaimed the same monotheistic god. Who is this god? Richard Dawkins, a non-believer, characterized that god in his book The God Delusion thusly: “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal,…
  • List of Pages on Teresa the Merciless

    Atanu Dey
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am
    Here’s a list of pages that deal with the “Mother” Teresa. These pages don’t show up in the category “Mother Teresa” — hence this post. Teresa: Ghoul of Calcutta by Hitchens. Sunanda Datta-Ray: “Driven by Self-interest”. Shields: “Teresa’s House of Illusions” Kanchan Gupta: “A State Funeral?” Wuellenweber: “Mother Teresa: Where are her millions”? Hitchen’s Interview: “. . . to the poor she preached resignation . . . “ Deposition: “Mother of All Myths”
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  • 10 Tips for Choosing Healthy Nutritious Food

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Food is vital in life. One vote and also eating foods will result in your health. In addition of course, when choosing foods nutritional content should be balanced and maintained.Tips for Choosing Healthy Nutritious Food But as the general public of course we do not know what the right foods and nutrients content. Additionally it will confuse any proper food in maintaining health. Now, therefore very important that you choose the right healthy foods like the tips below1 Added dish leaves.  Eating vegetables has always been a backup for diet adviser. But what kind of vegetables should be…
  • How to Check Hard Drive Health

    11 Feb 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Damage to the disk can cause the data that we have lost or can not be accessed anymore. Although in some cases we can repair damaged hard drive, it is good we know the current condition of the hard drive, is it still appropriate to use or it is time for a new replaced. In my previous article on how to check the condition of the hard drive has been mentioned several disk utility software that can be used to backbenchmarks and perform a scan on the hard disk error. Completing the article, this time we will use some software to quickly check the health condition of the hard drive at this time.
  • How to Care Printer

    7 Feb 2015 | 9:59 pm
    How to care for the correct printer is essential to keeping it durable and can be used in a longer time. How to care for one printer that will cause some of the components wear down more quickly than it should. That's why there are some things that must be considered in the care of the printer that can still function properly as a printer of documents that are needed by the computer userConsider a few tips on how to care for printer so that the printer yours is not easily damaged and can be used as normal:Use the printer on a regular basis     Not to let the printer is not…
  • How to Take Care of My Hair To Grow Longer

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hair loss and being bald is one of the biggest problems for the women and men, many ways that may have you done to overcome the bald head from the use of herbal medicinal products to finished products are sold in nearby shops. to cope with balding hair you need to first find out what causes your hair to fall out and make your head become bald, causing you less attractive appearance.How to Take Care of My Hair To Grow LongerAt a time when the hair is everything. Almost all people think hair is important in appearance. Therefore, hair loss and baldness can be a nightmare for those who…
  • Five Healthy Beverages for the Body

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Most of our body contains fluid. One way to control the amount of fluid in the body is to increase the consumption of beverages.Five Healthy Drinks for the Body  Here are five kinds of healthy drinks good for our bodies: 1. Milk It is no doubt that milk is a healthy drink. Milk is very beneficial for the body, among which is to strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis. Because it contains a component of carbohydrates, protein and a little fat, you can last longer. Milk is also a source of calcium and vitamin D is also useful to stabilize blood sugar levels.  2. Warm Chocolate A…
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    Gurcharan Das

  • दिल्ली चुनाव को भूल जाएं मोदी

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:54 pm
    जिस दिन आम आदमी पार्टी दिल्ली में चौंकाने वाली जीत दर्ज कर रही थी, उसी दिन मैं पाकिस्तानी लेखक शाहिद नदीम के लाजवाब नाटक दारा का आनंद उठा रहा था। इसका मंचन हाल ही में लंदन के नेशनल थियेटर में किया गया था। तमाम स्कूली छात्र औरंगजेब…
  • एक त्रासदी का मानवीय पहलू

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    पिछले छह हफ्तों से लेखक राजनेता शशि थरूर उस अजीब से चलन के शिकार हैं, जिसे मीडिया ट्रायल का नाम दिया जाता है। जब जिंदगी बुरा मोड़ लेती है तो मीडिया निष्ठुर भी हो सकता है। एक दिन तो यह सेलेब्रिटी को आसमान की बुलंदियों पर ले जाने में…
  • AAP staged PM must heed a Mughal prince

    14 Feb 2015 | 11:39 pm
    On the fateful day that the Aam Aadmi Party won a stunning victory in Delhi’s state election, I was captivated by the tragedy of ‘Dara’, a superb play by Pakistani writer Shaheed Nadeem, which opened recently at the National Theatre in London. Schoolchildren across India know all about the murderous rivalry between Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh for the Mughal throne but this play is not only about a war of succession; it is about what India was, what it became, and what it might have been. It speaks to us today and offers some sobering advice both to unhappy Pakistan and to Prime Minister…
  • हिंदुत्व नहीं, नौकरियां लाएं मोदी

    2 Feb 2015 | 10:22 pm
    2014 का वर्ष भाजपा के लिए शानदार रहा! मोदी की बहुत बड़ी उपलब्धि ने उनकी पार्टी को सुसंगत आर्थिक नीति दी, जो रोजगार निर्मित करने और आर्थिक वृद्धि के लिए बाजार पर निर्भर होती है। ऐसा करके, मोदी बड़ी संख्या में ऐसे महत्वाकांक्षी भारतीयों…
  • Dharma vs desire, therein hangs a morality tale

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    For the past few weeks Shashi Tharoor, the celebrated writer and politician, has been the victim of a phenomenon called trial by media. The me dia can be unkind when life takes a bad turn. It delights in raising celebrities to the sky on one day, and with equal glee brings them crashing down the next. If you live your life under the glare of publicity, you must be pre pared to be tried by the public.It has been just over a year It has been just over a year since the tragic death of Tharoor’s wife, Sunanda Pushkar. Earlier this month, the police filed a case of murder. Since their marriage…
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  • launches India’s First Do-It-Yourself Tool

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:34 pm
    PRESS RELEASE launches India’s First Do-It-Yourself Tool  Chennai, February 26, 2015: – India’s leading Auto portal today launched its India’s first Do-It-Yourself tool for Car & Bike Users. With this tool, Owners can know what and when to replace the spares in their Car/Bike. The basic task of replacing a wiper blade in car or a battery in a bike is simple. But since the information is held by retailers and OEM showrooms, customers are always forced to get their vehicle to the showroom even for a minor…
  • Honda launches CB Unicorn 160 at Rs69,350

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

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

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

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

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    An article he published in 1986 in The Writer -- Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes -- is largely devoted to advice on publishing fiction [hat tip to @AkshatRathi on Twitter]. By sheer coincident, Jessica Lahey's interview of Stephen King on how he teaches writing to high school students also showed up in my linkstream. If you are into this sort of stuff, both are worth your time. Let me post a couple of excerpts from the first article. Here's how he defines success for a writer: ... For the purposes of the beginning writer, talent may as well be defined…
  • The Not Entirely Unintended Consequences of the Erasmus Program

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Ah, the possibilities of student exchange [This is six months late, but I'm struck by the timelessness of this "news"]: A study published by the European Commission this week suggests that more than a quarter of those who take part in its long-running Erasmus scheme meet their long-term partner while studying abroad – and that more than one million babies may have been produced as a result. [...] European Commission spokeswoman Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen said the one million babies statistic was a “touching little figure” that proved the scheme “creates a lot of positive things”. “It…
  • Links

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    David Pilling: Lunch with FT: Amitav Ghosh. Ram Guha in HT: The suit might not have suited Gandhi and Patel. Nandini Sundar in The Indian Express: Whose National Interest?
  • Amartya Sen's Tenure at Nalanda

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    Rohan Venkataramakrishnan presents a dim assessment of Sen's Chancellorship at Nalanda: This isn't the first time Nalanda and Amartya Sen have been controversial – it happened during UPA too: Controversies from the beginning From the very beginning, the Nalanda project ran into trouble. Conceived as a way of reviving an age-old institution that had once been the world's first university, the project initially garnered lots of interest from East Asian countries with links to India. Parliament passed a law in 2010 to set up the university with the assistance of the Nalanda Mentor Group, which…
  • Group Discussion to Select IIT Directors?

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    Basant Kumar Mohanty reports The Telegraph: Smriti bins IIT heads shortlist: In May last year, after the results of the national elections were out but no HRD minister had formally taken charge, the ministry had advertised the posts seeking fresh applications. The NDA government later set up the search panels for scrutinising applications. The committees invited the applicants for group discussions and decided to video-record the interaction. But some of the applicants found the process embarrassing and later - when called for the interview with the HRD minister - opted out. The last sentence…
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    Project Why

  • Whose knell does the budget toll

    Anuradha Bakshi
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:55 pm
    For the past days every one had been talking about budget 2015. Is it pro rich; pro poor? I do not know and frankly do not care. We have learnt over the decades to deal with each budget and carry on our lives as best we can. We accept with cynicism the new projects and programmes knowing that they will never be truly implemented but simply make some richer. The cynicism is always tinted with a dash of sadness as some of the said programmes, schemes or whatever else they are called could make the much needed difference for those who have learnt to survive with courage and dignity. I have been…
  • Say a little prayer with me

    Anuradha Bakshi
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:33 am
    Of all the precious children that have come my way since the fateful day I decided to cross my Rubicon and enter a world I barely new existed but feel in love with at first sight, it is the very special children of project why who have given me the strength to walk the less travelled road, and been the reason that compelled me to never give up even if at times the journey seemed somewhat Sisyphean! It is for them that the very idea of having to close the door someday was anathema. They have been and are the wind beneath my wings and have enabled me to face every challenge that came my way,…
  • The right to education revisited.

    Anuradha Bakshi
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    This little fellow is 5. I have known him since the day he was born. He is naughty and impish like all little boys have the right to be. That is what makes him adorable.  He is also my grandson's best pal in India. He belongs to a family that I have known since the first day I set foot in the street where project why was to be seeded. Over the past decade and a half I have seen this wonderful little family move slowly and steadily up the social ladder and craft dreams for their young ones. One of the dreams has been to give every child born within its fold a good education. The elder two…
  • The length of a life time

    Anuradha Bakshi
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime wrote Herbert Ward. We tend to forget that too easily. When we hear of a little girl being sexually abused and even raped we are rearing to ensure that the perp gets punished. Most of the time he gets away with some years behind bars, ready to resume his predatory forays, hunting for the next tiny victim. The victim or as we prefer the use of the word 'survivor' is left to figure out the rest of her lifetime.A few days ago, two little cousins, aged 3, where raped by a 50 year old neighbour. They had been invited to his house by his…
  • The blessed Fez

    Anuradha Bakshi
    14 Feb 2015 | 3:24 am
    My father, a Hindu, was given a Fez with a quote from the Koran inscribed inside by the then King of Morocco Mohamed V, an honour bestowed on few. When a Muslim Ambassador voiced his displeasure, the wise King answered that whereas the said ambassador was a Muslim by birth, my father was a Muslim by deed. There is no difference between a good Muslim, a good Hindu, a good Christian, a good Jew or even a good atheist. I must have been 6 or 7 then and this was possibly my first lesson in religion which to a child's mind signified that all religions were equal and to be respected equally. The…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Reminiscing about my blogging journey at #SMWBangalore #socialmedia

    Gautam Ghosh
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:11 pm
    So yesterday two old blogging buddies Karthik, Manu and I went down memory lanes to talk at the Social Media Week Bangalore on how, what and why we blog - our celeb moments and what makes us continue with blogging in this "real time" age of TwitterHere are a few of the tweets about the session from the people present there :)[View the story "Blogging journeys - reminiscing at #SMWBangalore " on Storify]If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Tweetchat on Blogging with @SMWBangalore #SMWBangalore #socialmedia

    Gautam Ghosh
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:53 pm
    So yesterday I was invited to be a guest at a Twitter chat hosted by the folks at Social Media Week where I would be speaking on 24th FebruaryI thought I should share this with you, my blog readers :) [View the story "Tweetchat about Blogging : Passion and ROI :) #SMWBangalore" on Storify]If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Free ebook on #recruiting trends in 2015 by @experteerworld - am quoted #HR #tchat

    Gautam Ghosh
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Here's an interesting resource for you. You can download the free ebook on recruiting trends by Experteer by entering your details here.Yes yours truly was asked for a quote :) And this is what I shared If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Speaking at #SMWBangalore on Blogging along with @beastoftraal @manuscrypts :) @socialmediaweek #SMW15

    Gautam Ghosh
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Last year at Social Media Week Mumbai I was part of a panel discussion on Social HR.On 24th Feb I would be speaking on a session at Social Media Week Bangalore on my blogging journey along with my blogging buddies Manu Prasad and Karthik Srinivasan.So if you're in Bangalore, come over to The Big Pitcher on 24th and ask us :)If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Social Media and the workplace - speaking at the @BT_India HR forum today #bthrforum

    Gautam Ghosh
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:20 am
    Today in about 5 hours I would be on a panel discussion hosted by Business Today at Vivanta by Taj, Bangalore on how social media is changing the workplace. My co-panelists are Shilpa Vaid of Bharti AXA, Elango R. of Mphasis, Kris Lakshmikanth of Headhunters India and Vijaya Raghavan of Stempeutics. The panel will be moderated by Shamni Pande, BT’s head of HR reporting.The second panel starts at 7:30 pm, and it is on the subject of whether working from home increases productivity. The HR heads of PwC India, Intel, and CEOs of Paul Writer, Randstadt India and Portea will participate in that…
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    India Travel & Photography Blog

  • Mingulaba.. Myanmar! Photography Exhibition in Ahmedabad

    Arun Bhat
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Here is an event alert for people in Ahmedabad. An excellent collection of images from Myanmar by Dr.Hiren Shah will be exhibited at gallery ‘Amdavad ni Gufa’. The exhibition opens tomorrow evening and will be on display till Feb 22nd. I am especially delighted of the fact that Dr.Shah’s images on display were all made during my photography tour to Myanmar with Darter Photography. Not to be missed, if you are in Ahmedabad. Details in the invite below. Related PostsImages of HampiImages of RajasthanIn Lahaul and Spiti The post Mingulaba.. Myanmar! Photography Exhibition…
  • Chhatris of Bikaner, Rajasthan

    Arun Bhat
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Chhatris are an integral part of Rajasthan’s architecture. In many parts of the state, you may come across a cluster of Chhatris in an uninhabited location outside the town. There are usually Cenotaphs, built in memory of the kings. Here is one such cluster of Chhatris outside Bikaner town, called Devi kund sagar. Related PostsPhoto Essay – Chhatris – Architectural Elements from Rajasthan & Madhya PradeshPhotography Tour to Rajasthan – Dunes and FortsSam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer The post Chhatris of Bikaner, Rajasthan appeared first on India Travel & Photography…
  • How to spend a weekend in Yangon, Myanmar

    Arun Bhat
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:20 pm
    For most visitors to Myanmar, Yangon is just a Port of Entry to arrive in the country. After a quick visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, they move on towards other destinations such as Inle Lake, Bagan or Mandalay. But there is much to do and see in Yangon other than Shwedagon Pagoda. Here is a quick guide to spending two days in the city. Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon. Yangon, Day 1 Start your day early in the Streets of Yangon. One of the most cherished experiences of Myanmar is watching the Buddhist monks and nuns walk silently in a line as they seek alms. They are normally out at the break of dawn…
  • Lush Green Paddy Fields of Cambodia

    Arun Bhat
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:36 pm
    One evening, we were driving on some small roads in countryside Cambodia in Siem Reap Province. I was keen to see the lush paddy fields and palm trees–a feature of the country’s rural landscapes. My friend who drove us took us just to one such place, where I made this image. These boys were searching for crabs and fish in the shallow waters in the field. Related PostsCambodian Monks on a boatAt a floating Village, Kampong Chhnang, CambodiaSunrise over Angkor Wat, Cambodia The post Lush Green Paddy Fields of Cambodia appeared first on India Travel & Photography Blog.
  • Invitation to WANDERLUST – Photography Exhibition

    Arun Bhat
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:40 am
    We, at Darter Photography invites you to WANDERLUST – a photography exhibition on February 04 – 08, 2015 (Wednesday to Sunday) at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. Do visit, bring your friends along and share this exhibition details. The exhibition showcases the photography work of participants on our 100+ photography tours to over 25 destinations across India and abroad over the past 4 years. Proceeds from exhibition sales would go towards setting up the Darter Photography Grant – a unique grant that aims to promote photography talent. Please find the details below. Related…
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    The Startup Guy

  • Do More (with less)

    Vijay Anand
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:23 am
    Learn to do more with less. It is very easy to raise your first small round of funding these days, but a funded startup also has very high expectations to meet to get the next round of funding. Set bad habits by paying too much, or spending vicariously, and you wont be able to keep up that culture when the going gets tough and everything falls apart. The rule is simple – if you start something, you have to consistently keep it going. You get brownies for everyone in office on tuesdays, find a way to keep it going till the end of time. One week when the brownie doesnt show, everyone…
  • #NetNeutrality, the fight is still on

    Vijay Anand
    28 Dec 2014 | 11:20 pm
    The Media reports that Airtel, the (not-so-friendly) giant who planned to roll out additional charges on VoIP (Skype/Viber) calls, made via already paid Data Plans has rolled back. Its good news, but the battle is just half-won. India has a history of battles half won. Take the case of Kashmir, the case with Pakistan, the case of China, we somehow retreat when we sight success and the enemy recedes for the time being, arms and comes back and takes away half of our spoils and will end up being a thorn in our flesh for generations to come. Net Neutrality is not a war we need to fight for the…
  • Why Airtel Threatens the Future of Tech in India

    Vijay Anand
    27 Dec 2014 | 2:54 am
    Part 1 of this issue is blogged here. Back in the 70s when we were laying the telecom network in India, someone cheapened out. They laid the copper wires, but laid very poor quality copper – because we were a third world country at that point and telephones were a luxury. Years later when broadband came to the country, the same infrastructure became the bottleneck because the poor quality copper could not transmit more than 256kbps of data. The Govt had to make enormous investments in optic fibre to get internet access to most of the country. Truth is, that infrastructure is still…
  • #boycottairtel for Breaking Net Neutrality

    Vijay Anand
    25 Dec 2014 | 11:20 pm
    A few days ago, Airtel one of the bigger Telecom operators in the country, decided to make the announcement that they will be charging additionally for VoIP traffic being generated on their network. Usage of Skype / Viber will be charged extra, above and beyond the data plan and data charges that you already pay. While at a glance this looks okay, and as if its an operator trying to cope with lost revenue in voice calls, this is the first step in what is a dangerous road and stands against ensuring that there is free access to the internet in the future. In short, this is their first step…
  • Launching The Prototyping Guide

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

    12 Feb 2015 | 12:35 am
    If you are a developer or ever managed a development project, you perhaps would have experienced the joy, or rather the lack of it, while planning and managing features, resources, code, continuous integration, bugs, support tickets etc. There are scores of tools available in the project management space to manage every aspect of a project. They range from free to highly expensive, easy to difficult (painful) and differ on several other attributes. However, the biggest challenge is the lack of seamless integration between various tools & apps used to manage different aspects of a…
  • Bridging the gap between Average and Topper students

    6 Feb 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Preparing for the exams the right way is the key to being a topper, says @sumitbhagat. He and his friends at TopperNotes wants to bridge the gap between average students and toppers by providing everyone access to innovative study material prepared by exam toppers.
  • Cashback with Style

    5 Feb 2015 | 10:28 pm
    To me this post isn’t about StyleupIndia, claiming to be India’s leading cashback site and more. Neither is it about how they pay cash back to customers who make purchases from the retailers listed on their site. But it is all about how a young determined individual from an Indian middle class family is fighting […]
  • The journey from $325 to $2000000

    13 Jan 2015 | 12:19 am
    The bigger the risk, the higher the rewards. This is very true, even more so in the case of startups. Startups don’t guarantee success. In fact, statistics say that more than 90% startups fail. So, entrepreneurs who risk everything to pursue a startup idea are a rare breed. It helps to know about them and […]
  • Rahul Jacob, Co-Founder of rideIT on their car-pooling service

    31 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    For better or worse, technology is changing the face of India and our everyday lives. That’s a fact. Be it the way we shop, transact, socialize, network, learn or educate ourselves; nearly every facet of our everyday life is changing rapidly. Like it or not, technology is going to creep into many more areas. One […]
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    Awesome Cuisine

  • Onion Uttapam

    Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Onion Uthappam
  • Paneer Sandwich

    Praveen Kumar
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Paneer Sandwich
  • Banana Jam

    Praveen Kumar
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:11 pm
    A delicious jam made with ripe bananas. Use as a spread or serve with puris or chapatis. Ingredients: Bananas – 2 cups, mashed smoothly Sugar – 2 1/2 tblsp Ginger – 1 tsp, peeled, grated Lemon Juice – 1 tsp Ghee – 2 tblsp Method: 1. Heat ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan. 2. Add the […]
  • Avocado Pachadi

    Praveen Kumar
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:59 pm
    A delicious pachadi using Avocado. Avocados are rich in Vitamins B, K, C, E and potassium. They also contain monounsaturated fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, if taken in moderation. Ingredients: Avocado – 1/2 cup, chopped Green Chillies – 2 to 3, finely chopped Tamarind Extract – 1/2 cup, thick Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tsp […]
  • Vodka and Coffee Ice Cream

    Praveen Kumar
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:35 am
    A delicious dessert that is definitely not for the kids, but is perfect for adults! Ideal for a weekend party or any late-night dessert. Ingredients: Vodka – 1/2 cup Instant Coffee – 2 tblsp Hot Water – 1 1/2 cups Coconut Cream – 750 ml (available in supermarkets, see note) Caster Sugar – 1 1/2 […]
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    Ghumakkar - Inspiring travel experiences.

  • Maharashtra Yatra: Aurangabad- Panchakki and Bibi ka Maqbara

    Naresh Sehgal
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Bibi Ka Maqbara is situated about 5 kms from the Aurangabad city, the burial place of Aurangzeb wife, Rabia-Durrani. It is an imitation of the Taj Mahal at Agra; it is also called as "poor man's Taj Mahal" owing to it being a poor replica of the Taj. Behind the tomb is located a small archeological museum. The comparison with the Agra monument has unfortunately somewhat degraded the Aurangabad tomb which in itself displays a worthwhile architectural design, with much distinguished surface ornamentation in the late Mughal style. The tomb dates from 1678 and it was erected by Prince Azam Shah,…
  • हिंदुस्तान का नाज़, यक़ीनन ताज….

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:35 pm
    तकरीबन तीन घंटे की स्मूथ ड्राइव के बाद आगरा शहर में दिशा निर्देशो का पीछा करते हुए हम लोग होटल मधुश्री के सामने आकर खड़े हो गए. यमुना एक्सप्रेसवे से बाहर निकल कर जब आप आगरा शहर में प्रवेश करते है तो नाक की सीध में चलते चले जाने से…
  • Delhi – Mussorie – Delhi | Highway Men rides 800 KMs on 100 CC Bike

    22 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    They best moment was that Hammad who has been first time to see the hills he woke up and get out of the room to get freshen up, It’s not be a second he rush back to room so fast that we thought of is something happen wrong. However, the moment he said that what a beatuiful moment outside i need a camera to click some moments from the nature, A bang of Lolz Ha ha ha happened in room pack with seven guys and gradullay moving out from the rooom at a certain viewpoint of nature we also feel the sense of touch of that beautifull nature where the clouds are covering up the hills articulatedly…
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    India Political Blog

  • The Railways and General budgets – where do we go from here ?

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    With the horrible years of the UPA, and its total lack of governance on the economic and financial fronts, Modi presented a new face in national politics, and with the reputation of having developed a better regime in Gujarat in terms of economy and drawing industry there, this was a face that was bound to [...]
  • The Delhi elections – interpretations

    22 Feb 2015 | 10:09 am
    As the voting leads and results started coming in on the 10th of February, it was clear that something unprecedented was happening (it has happened before in some states – for example, Sikkim and Tamil Nadu), but it is rare all the same. Even more so in a location like Delhi that is supposed to [...]
  • The Bihar problem: How does Nitish move ahead ?

    6 Feb 2015 | 1:01 pm
    A lot of people in Indian politics have known this problem; probably Jayalalitha was one of the few politicians who has not faced such a problem. This is not a quiz – this is the common scene when a powerful politician has to leave his position of power and hand over the reins to someone [...]
  • The Indian economy and sentiment vs. reality

    5 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    The state of the economy was profoundly depressing over the past many years. The Congress Government had gone into a stupor in its second term, with the surfacing of the major corruption scandals, and the immense media and judicial oversight slowed down all Government action. Already tottering with the economic slowdown worldwide starting from 2008 [...]
  • Delhi elections: Can the BJP lose ?

    4 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    The latest elections polls in Delhi seem surprising given the events of the past 1 year. After the stepping down of Arvind Kejriwal from the post of chief minister and the Lok Sabha polls, AAP seemed to be on a downturn. There was talk of internal dissensions within the party, and you would see people [...]
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    Sommelier India - India's only wine magazine

  • Fendant wine, Fondue and Films - A First!

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Last year Sommelier India did a story on Saas-Fee, a charming Swiss mountain village and its neighbouring high altitude vineyard, Visperterminen describing its prize winning wine, Heida. It was also the year of Saas-Fee's first film festival, writes Renu Chahil-Graf Left: Festival co-organizer Gabriel Zurbriggen and Artistic director Stefan Fichtner
  • Soul Tree exceeds crowdfunding target

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Indian wine producer Soul Tree has raised more than £388,000 through crowdfunding, which it says will help it put Indian wines on the map. Read here for more.
  • The Great Grover Wine Festival

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:38 am
    The Great Grover Wine Festival's inaugural event in Bangalore on February 21 drew an enthusiastic crowd of people who were out for a good time. There was plenty of activity to keep almost everybody entertained, including the ever popular grape stomping.
  • SulaFest 2015 rocks Nashik!

    19 Feb 2015 | 3:01 am
    It was bigger and better! The SulaFest 2015 drew a lot of people as they celebrated food, wine and music at the Gourmet World Music Festival. Here's what you missed... On the first weekend of this month more than 11,000 people flocked to attend the eighth edition of the SulaFest at the Sula Vineyards in Sawargaon, a small village in Nashik.
  • Recipe for Success

    19 Feb 2015 | 2:55 am
    Rajeev Samant has no qualms about admitting he can't describe his wine in flowery language, but he certainly has the recipe for success in creating an award-winning brand of wines. Read The Economic Times article here.
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  • MWC 2015 roundup: Google, Cyanogen, LG and Valve VR

    Vivek Pai
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    Here’s a brief look at the major announcements made at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on day two. – Google plans to use its drones from Titan, a company it acquired in April 2014, as flying broadcast towers to cover wide areas with Internet connectivity, reports Digital Trends. Google will also be working on developing a wireless carrier that will bring together cell towers, Google Fiber, and new Wi-Fi initiatives to maximize coverage to users. On the online services front, the company mentioned it will break its Google+ social network into two separate products, one called…
  • Airtel, China Mobile sign MoU at MWC15 for 4G LTE handsets

    Sneha Johari
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    Airtel has tied-up with China Mobile for procuring 4G LTE devices, including Mifi, smartphones, data cards, LTE CPEs and USIM, apart from the companies “sharing relevant network and product knowledge and technical learnings”, including interoperability testing and testing and validation practices related to network equipment. The two companies will conduct proof of concepts and trials jointly. Both these companies, are also founders of Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), will cooperate on standards and product development. What this partnership essentially does is that it allows…
  • “If WhatsApp is going to give free voice – no problem. Need to be profitable with free Voice and Text” – Mats Granryd, Tele2

    Nikhil Pahwa
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:18 am
    “We’re a disruptor. We as carriers are by no means obsolete. We are at the epicenter of all that is happening. This (the Mobile World Congress) is no longer only an event for operators such as myself, and vendors, as it was 15 years ago. Today it is a complete ecosystem: you have OTT (Internet) players, Visa, Cars,” Mats Granryd, President & CEO of Swedish telecom operators Tele2 said at the Mobile World Congress yesterday, talking about how he sees the role of telecom operators in a world that is being disrupted. “We said that we’re not going to focus on voice and…
  • Mobikwik, CCD partner to enable cashless bill payment

    Sneha Johari
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    Mobile wallet service provider Mobikwik has tied with Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) to allow customers to pay their CCD bill using the Mobikwik wallet. When ordering your coffee, tell the CCD cash counter guys that you’d like to pay with Mobikwik and give them your registered mobile number. Tell the same CCD guys the OTP you receive and you’re done. Allonsy! Mobikwik has also thrown in a 15% cashback (credited within 24 hours post transaction) on a CCD bill of food and beverages, limited to a maximum cashback of Rs 200. Previously, CCD partnered with Oxigen Wallet to enable payments through the…
  • GOQii adds ‘coach’ marketplace model; to list 10,000 coaches by 2016

    Vivek Pai
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:19 am
    GOQii has launched a ‘coach’ marketplace model, wherein users will be able to hire coaches irrespective of their location. These independent coaches will need to take tests based on GOQii prescribed curriculum and earn a certification to provides their services on the platform, post which they will work on a revenue sharing model. It seems like GOQii, which previously paired users with a coach by default, will now offer users a choice as to which coach to choose. According to the company, its looking to sign up 10,000 independent coaches by next year, who will be available for hire…
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  • International Conference on Innovation for Inclusive Growth -10th and 11th February 2015,at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi.

    A.S Rao
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the World Bank Group (WBG) and the United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and social Research and training centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) are jointly organising an International Conference on Inclusive Innovation on February 10-12, 2015 at Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi, IndiaThe conference will foster discussion and policy exchange among stakeholders on the contributions of innovations to inclusive growth, and serve to share lessons learned. It will consist…

    A.S Rao
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:32 am
    The Entrepreneur Zone (TEZ) is a joint initiative of Zen SkillProc Pvt Ltd and Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE). TEZ has designed a 6 month modular program for entrepreneurs. TEZ will be a trainer, mentor and incubator run by industry professionals. As the first engineering industry promoted incubator, this might turn out to be a different type with focus on products in line with Make-In-India.For more details, attend seminar on 7th Feb.The session would be taken by Dr. Nandita Sethi, Director & Academic Head, TEZDate​ : Sat 7th Feb 2015Venue: IPE, Osmania University…
  • What incubators want from FM in the budget 2015.

    A.S Rao
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:32 pm
    iSPIRIT Expert Team on Incubators submitted their wishlist. Some recommendations:1.      Incubators should be recognized and notified as “Single Window Clearance” point for starting and closing a business, set up by Incubatee companies. New provisions could be incorporated in the Companies Act to establish such procedures, with time limits. 2.     The Incubators be exempt from: a) Income Tax under the applicable sections of IT Act, b) Customs Duty or any other applicable taxes for import of equipments, consumables, raw material,…
  • Market leaders to Category Kings: Fast mover takes all.

    A.S Rao
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Report by Play Bigger `Time To Market Cap: The new metric that matter' elaborated on this concept of Category Kings.TTMC is the measure of the time it takes a company to reach certain market capitalization milestones such as $500 million, $1 billion, or $5 billion. Time is measured by the number of years since the company was founded. Market cap is measured by (a) a company public marketcapitalization, or (b) a company valuation at the time of purchase, or (c) the most recent post-money valuation from a round of financing.Category Kings, the companies that dominate the rest of their…
  • Lessons from the Chinese patenting system

    A.S Rao
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:26 am
    Peter K. Yu, Drake University Law School, in his paper `Building the Ladder: Three Decades of Development of the Chinese Patent System' traces the development of the modern Chinese patent system. It begins with a historical overview of the protection China offered to inventions during the dynastic and Republican eras. The article then identifies five different stages of development of the modern Chinese patent system. Going from stage to stage, this article demonstrates how a developing country could strategically build a patent system that is tailored to its own social, economic…
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    Marketing in India

  • Defying Conventional Logic : Media before Distribution

    Rajesh Aithal
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:07 am
    I have always believed that among the four Ps of marketing "Placement" is a unique challenge in India, and companies which have been able to crack it are the ones which have managed to succeed......And the emphasis is also on how well one is able to align distribution with overall marketing strategy. Though seems very logical I will give an interesting question which confronts many marketing managers, Should media come before distribution, which means that should the Ads hit the TV first and then you go ahead and distribute your products. The conventional logic says that the distribution or…
  • Ecommerce Revolution 3.0

    Rajesh Aithal
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:57 pm
    There have been two phases of ecom revolution in India,The first phase was ecom 1.0 the first time internet and ecommerce was started in the late 90's and early 2000 (at least in India), and they also very exciting days, lots of hype and recruitment happening. I also bought stuff online and experienced the revolution first hand as a consumer. As with many other new industries there was a bust (Dotcom Bust) and very few survived. The focus in those days was to get maximum eye balls, but how would one monetise them was never answered or rather questioned ………We are in the second phase now,…
  • Interesting hoarding

    Rajesh Aithal
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Saw this interesting board in the market yesterday.
  • Bamboo Cluster Village - Assam

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

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

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    MUMBAI: For its inaugural stateside edition, Rock in Rio USA is going green, by installing more than a half million square feet of artificial grass at the Las Vegas festival grounds.The City of Rock, a permanent open-air concert space, covers 40 acres across the Las Vegas Strip, and has capacity to host 85,000 people per day. The festival spans May 8-9 and May 15-16, and will host an impressive musical line-up including Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Sam Smith, Foster the People, John Legend and Ed Sheeran.
  • Live Nation's Sacramento valley outdoor music venue gets a new name: Toyota Amphitheatre

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    MUMBAI: Live Nation and Northern California Toyota Dealer's Advertising Association announced a multi-year agreement to name their Sacramento-area outdoor music venue, located in Wheatland, California, Toyota Amphitheatre."As the number one selling auto brand in Northern California, Toyota considers themselves part of the area's DNA," said Briana Nelson , assistant general manager, Toyota's San Francisco Regional Office. "The prominence of the venue combined with the excitement it creates around the top tier talent helps our Toyota dealers bring that to life through this incredibly visible…
  • Government invites applications for e-auction of first batch of Phase III FM Radio stations

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    NEW DELHI: A notice was issued by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B Ministry) inviting applications for the first batch of Phase III FM auctions for 135 stations in 69 cities, which already have FM channels.In addition to this, an e-auction will be held in eight new cities, in Jammu and Kashmir and the northeastern states.While the NIA was issued yesterday, the pre-bid conference will be on 10 March, the last date for seeking clarifications on NIA will be 11 March, Clarifications to NIA on 16 March, last date for submission of Applications on 23 March, Publication of…
  • Colourful programmes on DD Bharati on Holi, International Women's Day

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    NEW DELHI: DD Bharati is to present an array of special programmes to mark the festival of colour- Holi, from 4 to 7 March.The first will  be a Holi special programme by Malini Awasthi on 4 March at 11.00 p.m., followed by ‘Brij Holileela’ on 6 March at 8.00 p.m. and ‘Holi Ke Rang Shastria Sangeet ke sang’ on 6 March at 9.00 p.m. and ‘Baaton Baaton Mein (Kaka Haathrasi)’ on 6 March at 11.00 p.m.Holi, also known as Vasant Mahotsava, and Kama Mahotsava, spans over two days and marks the beginning of spring. On the first day, known as day of ‘Holika Dahan’, fire is…
  • ASCAP running revenues in excess of $1 billion

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    MUMBAI: After reporting revenues that have run in excess of $1 billion, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), has become the first performance rights society in the world to have achieved this.ASCAP released a statement on 3 March stating that the number of musical performances the society has captured, identified, matched and processed for payment doubled from 250 billion in 2013 to 500 billion in 2014. The statement also reported that for calendar year 2014, the US PRO (performing right organisation) collected $1,001,452,000 and has distributed royalties in…
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    Mumbai Hikers

  • TMI: Jungle Trek to Vasota and Lake Side Camping on 21st - 22nd March 2015

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    We at Trek Mates India Invites you all for Jungle Trek to Vasota and Lake Side Camping on 21st March - 22nd March 2015. (Leaving on Friday Night) Some Information about the Trek:Type : Jungle FortHeight : 4267 ft approxRegion : Koyna wildlife SantuaryDifficulty Level: EasyEndurance Level: MediumVasota :Vasota Fort (also called Vyaghragad) is located in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was famously defended by Tai Telin a mistress of Pant Pratinidhi a killedar of the fort when he was captured. Vasota fort is…
  • TMI: Range Trek from Rajgad to Torna with Trek Mates India on 21st - 22nd March, 2015

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Hey Mates, We at Trek Mates India, invite you all for a Range Trek from Rajgad to Torna on 21st March - 22nd March 2015 (Starting on Friday Night)Little info about the fort.Type: Hill FortHeight:Rajgad Fort: 4182 feetTorna Fort: 4200 feetGrade: MediumEndurance: MediumBase Village: Gunjavne - Velhe(Pics Credit : Mathew Padinjath)Rajgad – The name describes the place itself. The king of all the forts. It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji on any fort. He spent almost…

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    Dear Friends."Swachhand Bhramanti ” have Planning Trek to "Harishchandragad Via Junnar Darwaja"  Dt. 14th  to 15th March,2015 Duration: Dt.14th March,2015 to 15th March,2015Meeting point:Opp. Dreams mall near Bhandup (w) Railway Station at 06.00 amMode of Transport:Private TransportAbout the Fort:Type: Hill FortHeight: 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx)Grade: Medium (4-5 hrs trek)           Region: MalshejBase Village: KhireshwarHarishchandragad Fort is famous for its height, its toughness and the famous 'Konkan Kada'. Harishchandra Temple is known to be…
  • Night Trek to Peth Kothaligad on Saturday 14 march 2015 with 21 trekkers

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    Dear All 21 Trekkers has planned a one day trek 2 Peth aka Kothaligad fort on Saturday 14 march 2015 ... Hope 2 c u there to ENJOY ...Brief Introduction about Kothaligad / Peth fort : -Height: ~ 3100 feetGrade: MediumTime: ~ Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali, Base VillageLocation: Karjat regionKothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. It looks like a filed surface. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. The first one is the cave of Goddess,…

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    About the Tour : Naneghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range near Junnar in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. The pass was extensively used as a trade route between Kalyan and Junnar. This was the most important trade route, as it connected harbour of Sopara and Kalyan directly to Junnar and Paithan. The name nane means “coin” and ghat means “pass”.The name is given because this path was used as a tollbooth to collect toll from traders crossing the hills. While going through Malshej Ghat, we can easily get a glimpse of Naneghat after Murbad. The significantly shaped…
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    India Briefing News

  • India Regulatory Brief: New ‘Black Money’ Standards, Changes to Corporate Income Tax

    India Briefing
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:36 am
    In this week's Regulatory Brief, we look at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's plans to curb India’s ‘black money’ problem and lower its high corporate tax rate and discuss investment plans in India's outdated railway networks. The post India Regulatory Brief: New ‘Black Money’ Standards, Changes to Corporate Income Tax appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Setting up a Wholly Foreign-Owned Subsidiary Company in India

    India Briefing
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Under Indian law, foreign investors are able to establish wholly owned subsidiary companies (WOS) in the form of private limited companies if they operate in sectors that permit 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI). In this article, we explain the process involved. The post Setting up a Wholly Foreign-Owned Subsidiary Company in India appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • What China Wants from India – Manufacturing Capacity

    India Briefing
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Chris Devonshire-Ellis explains how China now recognizes that it needs India's emerging young workers to satisfy its own consumption demands. In the new emerging Asia dynamic, the China-India trade space is set to become one of the most explosive over the coming decade. The post What China Wants from India – Manufacturing Capacity appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Using India’s Double Tax Agreements

    India Briefing
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    India has taken a positive view when it comes to entering into Double Tax Agreements (DTA) with other nations – it now has over 90 such treaties, many of them recent. In this article, we highlight the DTAs India currently has in place and discuss how they can be used. The post Using India’s Double Tax Agreements appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • What Indo-U.S. Bilateral APAs Entail For U.S. Investors

    India Briefing
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    India’s decision to negotiate bilateral advance pricing agreements (APAs) with the U.S. is a welcome move. In this article, we discuss some of the important caveats that MNCs must watch out for in complying with India’s nascent APA regime. The post What Indo-U.S. Bilateral APAs Entail For U.S. Investors appeared first on India Briefing News.
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    Thoughts from a middle class Indian mind

  • Eating Alone

    Phani Raj Kuchibhotla
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    There are a lot of times you eat alone, Sometimes you want to and sometimes you had to.How about a way where single people eating alone, let other people like them, know that they can share their table.You may be alone at a cafe , restaurant or at a pub.How about having a symbol next to you, that you place it on your table,which means you are alone and are ready to share the table with someone(alone like you then).Thats all,every thing else you do alone, you order your food, you pay your bill, but, just you share your table and in the process, may be you have a small chat with the other…
  • hello 2014 & goodbye 2014

    Phani Raj Kuchibhotla
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    This is my first, last and only post for the year 2014.While i don't actually remember , why i did not write a to do post for 2014 . There were a few things, i managed to get done this year . However this is still a huge list pending   awaiting my attention and i  hope i will be able to get at least a few things done in 2015.One of the long pending thoughts in my mind is to acquire a part time hobby that can one day become my full time job. There have been many thoughts on this front and never managed to solidly put those thoughts on a paper and take that first required…
  • ByeBye 2013

    Phani Raj Kuchibhotla
    30 Dec 2013 | 4:00 am
    2013 was a hectic year, last few months especially, where I was spending close to 12hr/day work week and sometimes Saturdays included.This, combined with metro construction in Hyderabad in my daily commute route, made no time for any other extra official activities other than home and work.Net result, only 2 of my 2013 wishes on wish list was achieved and there were no blog posts in the last 6 months. I did not bother to recheck the status of my so called tech predictions and this blog post I am not sure will be complete and posted before end of 2013. I hope 2014 will give me more time for…
  • Creative sent from my smartphone signatures

    Phani Raj Kuchibhotla
    16 Jun 2013 | 11:59 pm
    This is essentially a Tl:dr version(Ctrl+c,Ctrl+v)  from this blog 1) “Excuse any typos – darn autocomplete!”2) “Sent from a typical smartphone. If this is illiterate, it’s the voice recognition’s fault.”3) “Sent from my iPhone.  Random auto-corrects and typos are my special gift to you.”4) “sent from my almost always misspelling iPhone.”5) “Sent from my phone;  if there are typos I will still be quite annoyed at myself.”6) “Apologies for any spelling errors – sent from my stupid ‘smart’ phone.”7) “Sent from Siri, My Personal…
  • Google Glass app Idea for Live TV/Movie viewing

    Phani Raj Kuchibhotla
    9 Jun 2013 | 11:57 pm
    Let's call it Morph TVWhat it does is it morphs faces of the actors in TV show/Movie you are wathcing with the faces of the people you wanted to be there. How it does , live records  the show that is coming up , morphs it and shows in the glass. Now imagine everything :-) for now, with the faces of the people you wanted to see in you shows you wanted them to be in .Like real Obama face for the president in movie 2012Subscribe to Blog Feed,Contact Phani Raj , Follow Phani Raj on Twitter
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  • Lights Camera Action: Enter PM Modi in his Infamous Personalised Suit

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:13 pm
    This article is by Archana Kapoor. She is the Founder and Chief Blogger at Date: January 25th, 2015 at Hyderabad House, Delhi Scene 1: Chai Pe Charcha Take 1. Action! Enter President Obama with our very own, much-loved Prime Minister Modi. Dress Code: Formals. As the two besties make way towards the garden where [Read More...]
  • Mahashivaratri: The Night when Yoga happened to the First Yogi

    17 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    8.7% of US adults – or 20.4 million – practice yoga.  Another 44.4% of the US adults are “Aspirational Yogis” – those interested in trying yoga.  Unfortunately, Yoga for almost all has remained an exercise, when it could have been a tool for complete transformation of a being.  Today, Americans are spending $10.8 billion on [Read More...]
  • Delhi Elections: Is Self Righteous Anti-Hindu Bigotry the new normal for Indian Secularism?

    11 Feb 2015 | 5:53 pm
    On December 6, 2010, a book titled “26/11 : RSS ki Sazish” (26/11: Conspiracy by RSS) written by Aziz Burney, who is the Editor-in-Chief of Urdu Sahara newspaper was released by Congress General Secreatary Digvijay Singh on in Delhi.  The book is about the attack by Pakistani terrorists on Mumbai which went on for 3 [Read More...]
  • Karma, the Stimulus-Reaction Memory structures and Nirvana from this bondage

    5 Feb 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Karma and its impact has been thoroughly misunderstood in the world generally and by Hindus themselves specifically.  It has been reduced to a buzzword today.  And equated with “What you sow, so shall you reap”.  Karma is not the same as Sow-and-Reap business.  It is quite something else. At its foundation, Karma is predicated on [Read More...]
  • Surya Sidhant and its measure of history: Restoring its claim of accuracy

    5 Feb 2015 | 6:28 pm
    By Ramesh Panchwagh, Woodstock MD The Surya Sidhant is the most ancient literature after the Vedas, in India and the World. It is written about the Astronomical Science and mathematics. It is based on the calculations of the Kalpa and Manvantar Math. Its year of writing is given in the book itself, which is 19,729,492nd [Read More...]
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    Fone Arena

  • LG Watch Urbane LTE hands on

    Varun Krish
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    LG announced LG Watch Urbane LTE last month with VoLTE and NFC payments. We checked out the watch at the MWC 2015 and lets take a look at the hardware and specs of the phone. httpv:// The LG Watch Urbane LTE has 1.3-inch (320 x 320 pixels) P-OLED Display and has metal build, but it runs on LG’s own wearable platform with new UX and not Android Wear. It comes with voLTE voice calling support since it has a speaker and a microphone and also comes with NFC support for easy payments. There are three buttons on the right side of the watch that can be used for…
  • LG Watch Urbane hands on

    Varun Krish
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    LG launched Urbane, all metal luxury Android Wear smartwatch last month. We came across the device at the ongoing MWC 2015 event so lets take a look at the specs and hardware of the smartwatch. httpv:// The LG Urbane sports a 1.3-inch (320 x 320 pixels) P-OLED Display and has a traditional round dial. It comes with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC, 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. It has a dial button on the right side that allows you to navigate the smartwatch. The smarwatch measures 45.5 x 52.2 x 10.9mm. At the back of dial is the heart rate sensor and…
  • Pebble Time Steel smartwatch and smartstraps introduced

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    Pebble has launched Pebble Time Steel, a premium version of Pebble Time on Kickstarter. This has the same design e-paper display and features, but it uses CNC-finished 316L stainless steel case and a larger battery that promises up to 10 days of battery life. [HTML1] Highlights of Pebble Time Steel Always-on, daylight readable color e-paper display with backlight Scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass protection Delicately crafted, CNC-finished 316L stainless steel case Gunmetal Black, Silver Stainless, and Gold Includes fine leather and stainless steel Standard 22mm watch band with quick release…
  • Broadcom introduces BCM4359 5G WiFi MIMO Combo Chip with Bluetooth 4.2

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Broadcom has introduced BCM4359, the first 5G WiFi 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) combo chip with Real Simultaneous Dual Band (RSDB) support for mobile devices at the MWC 2015. This allows consumers to run applications on two bands simultaneously, so that a user can stream content to a smart TV while playing a game on their smartphone screen. It also maximizes the bandwidth at an 867 megabit per second (Mbps) PHY rate in two-stream MIMO mode and can quickly switch to RSDB mode for applications that require concurrent multi-band connections for higher quality of service. Broadcom…
  • Intex Aqua Speed with 4.5-inch qHD display, 2GB RAM launched for Rs. 7444

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    Intex Technologies has launched Aqua Speed, the latest budget smartphone in the Aqua series. It has a 4.5-inch qHD display, is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). It has a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It has 3G connectivity and dual SIM support. It has 2GB RAM, has 16GB of internal storage with expansion slot and a 1700mAh battery. Intex has partnered with to sell the smartphone. Commenting on the launch, Sanjay Kumar Karilona, Business Head, Mobiles, Intex Technologies said: The…
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  • Valparai Pictures [road trip]

    Naren Ubi
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:18 am
    By Naren UbiSome pics from the recent Valparai road trip from Chennai. Originally from Valparai Pictures [road trip] on Ubiquitense
  • EaseUS Partition Manager

    Naren Ubi
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:41 am
    By Naren UbiIn this era of developed computing technology and with the huge amount of data that is available at your fingertips, it is indeed frustrating when we suddenly lose a data or if you face any crash regarding low disk space problem. Imagine you are using your PC or laptop, then suddenly a lack of disk space strikes and when you split up the data into partition, sometimes some data went missing. Data Partition Software is indeed essential as we become more dependent on data to get on with our daily life.Thankfully there is a Free Disk Partition Manager Software called EaseUS Partition…
  • A Quiet Life – Valparai, Tamil Nadu

    Naren Ubi
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    By Naren UbiCamera: iPhone 4sEditor(s): Snapseed and then in Lightroom for the misty magicLocation: Sinna Dorai’s Bungalow @ Valparai, Tamil NaduOriginally from A Quiet Life – Valparai, Tamil Nadu on Ubiquitense
  • Download Lightroom Preset – Secret Garden Lr

    Naren Ubi
    10 Jan 2015 | 11:03 pm
    By Naren UbiPreset Name: Secret Garden LrThis is a simple Lightroom preset for pictures that have a lot of greenery. For example, landscape shots, and any photograph having lots of foliage (green & yellow), flowers and blue sky. Check out the before and after pics for your reference.After downloading and importing the preset into your Lightroom, feel free to play around with the sharpness and noise reduction filters to suit your image’s final output.DOWNLOAD Secret Garden Lr Lightroom PresetBefore applying Secret Garden Lr Lightroom Preset:After applying Secret Garden Lr Lighrtoom…
  • Chennai–Bangalore–Hassan–Sakleshpur – Road Trip on Grande Punto

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

  • Share Your View: The Beef Ban In Maharashtra

    TBI Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    Today, the President of India gave his assent to the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995. With this amendment, slaughter of both bulls and bullocks is now completely prohibited. In a tweet, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis expressed thanks to the President for his assent. Thanks a lot Hon President Sir for the assent on MaharashtraAnimalPreservationBill.Our dream of ban on cow slaughter becomes a reality now. — Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) March 2, 2015 While on one hand this ban will help prevent the slaughter of thousands of animals, on…
  • The 11th Grader Who Made A Robot That Can Walk And Even Pick Up Things By Itself

    Shreya Pareek
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Akshay Kaushik made a robot from scratch and now his fully functional robot is all set to compete at an international level. Here is all you need to know about this young genius. What were you doing when you were in the 11th grade? Probably trying to scrape through examinations or working hard to get into the best degree college around? At an age when we were all clueless about which subject to choose as our area of specialization or busy preparing for some competitive exams, this 11th grader is already making world-class robots and going places. And not just any regular robot, but one…
  • How Communities In Rajasthan Utilised Government Funds In The Right Way To Bring Change

    Annapurna Jha
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Read how communities, especially the women, in Rajasthan are making the best use of government funds and getting amazing maternal healthcare facilities and other infrastructure in their villages. Know all about these hardworking women and how they are safeguarding the vulnerable, especially mothers. An hour’s drive from the bustling town of Chittorgarh, the celebrated land of heroic warriors in Rajasthan, meet Suman Jain, a modern-day “soldier”, from Bheru Singhji ka Kheda village, who is striving to provide equitable healthcare to mothers and children in the area. Meetings like these…
  • IN PHOTOS: A One-Of-Its-Kind Fashion Shoot With The Most Unique Models You’ll Ever See

    Shreya Pareek
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    Take a look at the amazing and candid pictures of acid attack survivors in a one-of-its-kind photo shoot with Rahul Saharan. Watch the survivors revealing their true beauty and their heartbreaking stories. What comes to your mind when you think of a fashion shoot? Glamorous models, high heels, designer clothes and all that glitters, right? But this fashion shoot was slightly different. It featured Rupa, a young fashion designer, an enthusiastic girl and an acid attack survivor. When Rahul Saharan, a photographer and film maker met her, he came up with a revolutionary idea of capturing the…
  • MY VIEW: 5 Ways This Union Budget Will Help In Building A Better India

    TBI Reader
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    In the MY VIEW section, we highlight some of the most pertinent and interesting letters and opinions sent to us by our readers. Have something to say? Write to us: with “MY VIEW” in the subject line. Cashless transactions, accident and life cover, freeing entrepreneurs from the never ending paper work – these are just some of the good things about this union budget and how it can help the country to progress. Union budget of the government every year is an occasion that provides a definite guideline to the way the economy would traverse the path in the…
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    Parsi Khabar

  • Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu in New Delhi

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    Lace curtains, antique cabinets, wooden chairs, glass ceiling lanterns and family photographs stud the little room, as Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da plays over the speakers. The space is a replica of her own home, from the geometric tiles to the creamy yellow walls, smiles chef-owner Kainaz Contractor, who has tied up with Café Lota’s Rahul Dua for this charming 18-seater Parsi restaurant named after her father.   by Aparna Jain, livemint.comFebruary 27th 2015 The good stuff Every dish is authentic. Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians will be spoilt for choice and, for egg lovers, this is…
  • Must a Zoroastrian Date only Zoroastrians?

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    After we linked to the article you will read below, we received emails from Karishma Patel, who is one of the subjects of the article below; and Homi D. Gandhi; Vice-President FEZANA. Their emails both touch upon the same issue of misrepresentation by the author. We hope that the original author of the article will make corrections. After we linked to the article you will read below, we received an email from Karishma Patel, who is one of the subjects of the article below. We hope that the original author of the article will make corrections. Karishma writes: While I always appreciate…
  • Scouter Khurshed D. Hathiram Awarded the Silver Elephant

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Scouter Khurshed Dadiba Hathiram was awarded India’s highest Scouting honour, The Silver Elephant by the President of India. At a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 16, 2015; Scouter Hathiram was conferred the award for his service to the Scouting movement in India. The President of India is the Chief Patron of the Bharat Scouts and Guides, the apex body of Scouting in India. Everyone who has known Scouter Hathiram would have wondered what took the Bharat Scouts and Guides so long to confer the award. Scouter Hathiram at 92 years of age is still active in scouting and…
  • Cyrus My Nasty Neighbor: Parody Song

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:39 am
    The post Cyrus My Nasty Neighbor: Parody Song appeared on Parsi Khabar.
  • Parsi Punchayet calls truce on priests issue

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    The Parsi Punchayet and two prominent Parsis Jamshed Kanga and Homi Khusrokhan reached a settlement on February 19 to put an end to a legal dispute that had been on since 2009 over the ban of two “renegade” Parsi priests. “The settlement has been arrived in larger public interests of the community and puts an end to very long drawn out litigation,” said a joint statement. Kanga and Khusrokhan had petitioned the Bombay high court after the Punchayet in June 2009 banned two priests –Framroz Mirza and Khushroo Madon from performing any rites at the Tower of Silence…
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    HeadStart Network Foundation

  • Launching of “WE” Initiative of Headstart for Women Entrepreneurs

    Team Headstart
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:12 am
    Hello. Thank you for stopping by and taking time to read this blog post. We presume you are a woman pursuing a dream venture or a man interested to know more about women in business and probably here to figure out how to contribute. Whoever you are, it is good to see you here! We are excited to take you through our new initiative “WE” at Headstart Network exclusively for Women Entrepreneurs. Why an initiative exclusive for women? Well, there has been a big debate among our team itself on the same question. Some of us supported the fact that entrepreneurship opportunities are rather the…
  • Marketing Insights for Startups @ SSMUM – Feb 2015

    Team Headstart
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:08 pm
    The February edition of Startup Saturday was held on the 14th at SP Jain with the focus being on marketing for startups. It was apt for the event to fall on Valentine’s day as entrepreneurs are madly in love with their startups and marketing is a critical tool to see the customer’s love for the brand grow and blossom. For now, we decided to focus more on interaction. We had two great speakers lined up who spoke about a spectrum of topics related to marketing, starting from ideation and going all the way to budgeting. We also had a lightning pitch to give early stage startups a platform to…
  • Startup Saturday Ahmedabad – February 2015 Edition

    Team Headstart
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Valentine days can be special to make people realize how much they mean to you, but this valentine day was more special and immensely different as a big crowd of entrepreneurs assembled at IIMA CIIE for a wonderful event to learn new tricks of content marketing and receive thrilling insights from digital marketing gurus. It never meant these people didn’t believe in personal bonding or expressing their emotions to their valentines, rather it showed their determination to gain professional acumen and their thirst of making most of the learning opportunities passing their ways. ‘Yes, a new…
  • Startup Saturday Pune – Feb 2015 Edition

    Team Headstart
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Feb 14th was a special day indeed. Apart from the fact that it was Valentine’s day which is celebrated universally it was also the day where entrepreneurs gathered in Pune & dozen other cities across India to hold Startup Saturday, the monthly entrepreneur meetup event. For a true entrepreneur his first love is always his preneur and it was proved when they preferred to be at the Startup Saturday session then be with that someone special. As always Arti welcomed the audience to the special session which had F & B Entrepreneurs as its primary theme. It was my pleasure to…
  • Startup Saturday Bangalore – Customer Acquisition | February 2015 Edition

    Team Headstart
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:12 am
    The February edition of Startup Saturday had the usual vigour and zealous participation from the city’s budding entrepreneurs. Several aspiring and newbie entrepreneurs were around, in anticipation of figuring out how they could acquire their first set of customers. Ujwal Trivedi of Headstart hosted the session. Here is a quick roundup of sessions during the course of the event: 1. DEMO – StoreWalk App by Labdesk Inc. – AK Verma -connects brick-and-mortar stores to the internet. - maintain live inventory of stores The audience had a lot of questions and suggestions to offer – they…
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    Youth Ki Awaaz

  • Does The Budget Bring ‘Acche Din’ For India’s Children? (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    By Akhila Nagar: A famous anonymous quote often makes rounds whenever the issue of how children are placed in the ‘adult scheme of things’ comes up – “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” Ostensibly about environmental conservation, the quote perfectly sums up the faults in the economic distribution and redistribution in India today. It seems that the government has forsaken the quality of human life for numbers. What we look at when we talk of economic growth are ideas through an extremely tunnelled lens: 8-8.5% GDP growth, Rs. 2.46…
  • Paid Your Electricity Bill This Month? You Paid Too Much (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:51 am
    By Amit Bhandari: One of the first steps of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has been to slash electricity tariffs for domestic users who consume less than 400 units a month. Some characterise the move as a handout. Photo Credit However, an IndiaSpend analysis of the data suggests that a cut in electricity prices is warranted for almost all the urban consumers, especially those in metropolitan cities, such as Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The urban consumer pays a far higher price for electricity than its cost. Electricity pricing seems designed to transfer money from cities to…
  • In Photos: Women Who Are Challenging Fate And The ‘Victim’ Narrative (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    By Artika Raj for Youth Ki Awaaz: Once you get past the very cool mohawk and goatee, photographer Pascal Mannaerts’ globe trotting experiences, from Ethiopia to China, to Africa and India, all captured in delectable frames are testament to his undeniable talent for capturing stories. And the stories behind his pictures are almost as interesting as the ones he manages to capture with his lens. Like those of the reticent white-widows of Vrindavan, apprehensive at first but with some cajoling, queuing up to be in his frames. Or of the day spent at a beauty parlour, chatting and kidding around…
  • If You Deny The Existence Of Rape Culture, You Too Have Violated My Childhood (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:18 am
    By Utsarjana Mutsuddi: This is for: The 14-year-old boy who made me help him masturbate, when I was 6, because apparently there was no harm in it and I would forget about it anyway. The 50-year-old man who promised to magically send me home from school, which was 15 kilometres away. I was 8-years-old and he picked me up and asked me to close my eyes. I did, he fondled my nipples constantly asking me if I was feeling like I got home yet. He stopped eventually, while I sat completely bewildered and confused about not getting home. Then I was told by the man that he took me home and brought me…
  • A Rape Occurs Every 20 Minutes In India, But What Has The State Done About It? (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:14 am
    By Lipi Mehta: On September 17, 2014, I read something that filled me with hope. A tweet from the Press Information Bureau of India stating that Maneka Gandhi, Minister of Women and Child Development, was working towards setting up One-Stop Crisis Centres in every district of India for “protecting women at district level”. #Nirbhaya centres will act as district hubs for protecting women at district level: Ms. Maneka Gandhi, Minister, @MinistryWCD — PIB India (@PIB_India) September 17, 2014 This was welcome news for me and for thousands of others across the country. Today, we are at…
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  • Ex-Igate CEO Phaneesh Murthy’s Online Pharmacy Looks To Raise $10mn

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:46 am
    Former Igate CEO Phaneesh Murthy’s new online pharmacy marketplace – PM Health and Life Care, is looking to raise $10 million in funding. Murthy’s venture capital firm PM Ventures will invest $2 million in the firm, while other investors include Tiger Ramesh and Ramesh Mengawade, who’ve invested $1 milllion. The online pharmacy marketplace will make its debut in September this year, and will deliver drugs across 10 cities initially within committed delivery timelines. The Indian pharma retail market is estimated to be worth $56 billion, out of which unorganized players’ account…
  • “If you cannot make it greater, at least preserve it” : Jamsetji Tata On Life And Business

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata founded Tata group and is considered as the legendary “Father of Indian Industry”. Jamsetji Tata March 3rd is his birthday and we bring to you, a few inspiring quotes from Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata devoted his life to four goals: setting up an iron and steel company, a world-class learning institution, a unique hotel and a hydro-electric plant. His ideas and beliefs led to foundation of IISc, Tata Steel If you cannot make it greater, at least preserve it. Do not let things slide. Go on doing my work and increasing it, but if…
  • WeChat Ties Up With Healthcare Startup Lybrate To Raise Swine Flu Awareness

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:28 pm
    WeChat has tied up with healthcare startup Lybrate to spread awareness about  the Swine Flu epidemic in India. The chat messenger service has launched an official ‘Swine Flu Help’ account in India, on which users will be able to find information on symptoms, precautions and treatment, which is powered by Lybreate. Further, users will be able to get in touch with nearby doctors and even book appointments using Lybrate’s services. Lybrate, which raised $1.23mn in funding led by Nexus Ventures last September, is currently looking to acquire more users onto its platform. The post WeChat…
  • US Based Fund Maverick Ventures Enters India; Invests In Vserv

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Ad network Vserv has raised its new round of funding from Maverick Capital, the venture capital fund affiliate of Maverick Capital, a 21 year-old hedge fund with over US$8 Billion under management. Vserv Co Founders : Dippak Khurana And Ashay Padwal With this investment, Vserv has raised a total of US$18 Million to date, including its first round of US$3 Million from IDG Ventures India. The post US Based Fund Maverick Ventures Enters India; Invests In Vserv appeared first on NextBigWhat.
  • Out Of Luck Oldies: Tinder Plus Costs More If You’re Older Than 28

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Tinder, everyone’s favourite dating app, just launched its paid version in Europe – Tinder Plus, that lets users undo accidental swipes and expand location-based search options. Surprisingly the company has gone in for an odd pricing strategy, apparently charging users that are over the age of 28 £14.99 a month, while younger users pay just £3.99 per month. On the face of it, it does seem to be a case of milking older users who have larger disposable incomes, though it could also be about aligning costs with supply-and-demand – the older you are, the lesser the number of…
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  • Korkai - a review of the book and joe de cruz

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Just completed Joe De Cruz’ Sahitya Academy winning magum opus Korkai. All 1174 pages of it in 11 days starting Feb 21. What helped was that the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    Doctors flourish on Poor Health. Tailors make money Cutting Clothes. Butchers depend on Slaughter. Policemen shoot UP on Criminals. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • கடவுள் ஒரு நாள் பூமிக்கு வந்தார்.

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    *கடவுள் ஒரு நாள் பூமிக்கு வந்தார்.* நம்... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • BSNL to slash 3G internet rates by 50%

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    *BSNL to slash 3G internet rates by 50% * Against the trend of rising mobile internet tariff, state-run telecom company BSNL is likely to cut... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • In 2050???

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:08 am
    *In 2050???* [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
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    Consumer Rights

  • The experience at the Passport Seva Kendra – needs a lot of optimization

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    I had gone for 2 passports (one fresh passport for an infant, and one re-issue). With the advent of automation, there is an expectation of faster processing and streamlined support, making the experience seem almost like a breeze (well, one can wish for some things, right ?). So, here goes my experience of the same, and what could be problematic for people visiting the Passport Seva Kendra. I went to the PSK (Passport Seva Kendra) located at Herald House, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. It is an office located at 2 floors in the building, and with sort of gleaming new infrastructure…
  • Mumbai builder to pay Rs. 14 lakh for late delivery of flat

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

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

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

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

    Nandini Sanyal
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    The Internet of Things(IoT) is gathering pace as startup incubators along with large enterprises focus on developing innovative technologies for the digital world. Companies like Telefonica, Vodafone, Jaguar Land Rover and Alere, Inc. and many others are some of the biggest multinationals that have created specific roles dedicated into taking advantage of the IoT.Gartner predictsthat the total number of connected devices from the IoT to reach 26 billion installed units by 2020. This is up from just 900 million of such devices in 2009, and which is expected to pump about $1.9 trillion into the…
  • NSEL Scam: India Infoline, Anand Rathi, Geojit Brokers Arrested

    Nandini Sanyal
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:25 am
    Three senior officials of commodity brokerages India Inforline (IIFL), Anand Rathi and Geojit Comtrade were on Tuesday arrested in connection with the Rs 5,600-crore National Spot Exchange scam.Maharashtra City police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) tightened the noose on commodity brokers by arresting Anand Rathi Commodities Managing Director Amit Rathi, India InfoLine Commodities vice president Chintan Modi and Kochi-based Geojit Comtrade's whole time director C P Krishnan for their alleged involvement in the scam, EOW sources said.The three commodity brokerages could not be immediately…
  • BlackBerry Unveils New Mid-market Leap Smartphone

    Nandini Sanyal
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry Leap that is set to replace the Z3 device launched a year ago, in a move to woo buyers in certain emerging markets where BlackBerry still has a fairly large client base.The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said the phone, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, would initially hit stores in U.S and European markets around April and be priced around $275.The company also said it planned to roll out two more models over the course of the next months, both with a keyboard.One will be a high-end…
  • Dive In Head First

    Shokinder Goyla
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:01 am
    When I was growing up in india, my  family  ran a shoe shop in a town of 100,000 people forty miles north of Delhi. It was surrounded by farmland. Our customers were farmers, most of whom made a simple living. When the yearly monsoon came the farmers mainly stayed home. That was our dry spell: we sold very few pairs of shoes. We never knew exactly when the rain would start, how long it would last, or how heavy it would be—but we knew it would come, and we prepared for the dip in sales and potential cash shortage by reducing our inventory ahead of time. The precise timing of…
  • One-time Short Window For Declaring Assets Abroad: Revenue

    Nandini Sanyal
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:52 am
    The Indian government will give a one-time 'short window' to holders of blackmoney abroad to declare their wealth, pay taxes and penalty and escape prosecution under the proposed stringent law to deal with the menace.Insisting that it is neither an amnesty nor a VDIS scheme, Indian Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das said the only advantage under the scheme would be escape from prosecution.The source of income would have to be declared which would be throughly scrutinised."A one-time compliance window for a limited and short period of time will be given... The duration of short period will…
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    Mumbai Ready Reckoner

  • Kalaghoda Festival 2015 schedule

    7 Feb 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Click To Download Entire Programme Schedule In Zip VersionOr read it online Kalaghoda festival 2015 children   Kalaghoda festival 2015 cinema Kalaghoda festival 2015 dance Kalaghoda festival 2015 food Kalaghoda festival 2015 heitage walks Kalaghoda festival 2015 literature Kalaghoda festival 2015 music Kalaghoda festival 2015 street Kalaghoda festival 2015 theatre Kalaghoda festival 2015 urban design-architecture Kalaghoda festival 2015 visual arts Kalaghoda festival 2015 workshops The festival venues.Rampart Row: Street alongside Jehangir…
  • Tunes from the North East @ The Collage Collective Studio Bandra Sunday 8th Feb

    7 Feb 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Come join us for an evening filled with live soulful performance of the very talented Taba Chake.This Sunday 8th Feb at The Collage Collective Studio - Attention : Although we are following the gift economy ticketing route (pay what you feel is right ) Please RSVP your attendance in advance on 9004039808.The Collage Collective Studio.301, White House bldg,Bazaar Road,bandra westmumbai400050.9619906803collagecollectivestudio@gmail.com TABA CHAKETaba is a 22 year old Indian Fingerstyle guitar player, singer-songwriter and performer, born and…
  • AN UNCOMMON MAN'S Bicycle ride from Bandra west Sunday, 15th February

    6 Feb 2015 | 7:11 pm
    AN UNCOMMON MAN'S RIDESunday, 15th February; 6.30 am;Bicycle ride from Bandra west (Opposite Lucky Hotel, S. V. Road) to the iconic common man's statue at Worli Sea Face.Our tribute to R K Laxman and his uncommon common man, by Beautiful Bicycles Beautiful People. Many of us ride expensive bikes, yet, at heart, we remain common men and women. This ride is a tribute to the common man in us too.
  • The Farmers Market Organic Cafe Menu on 8 February

    5 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    Tamarind soup Sol kadi Camomile drinkLassi, sweet & savoryLemon grass coolerLemonadeIce golaSweet n sour sprout saladCoconut-mustard dressing saladGluten-free vegan sandwiches Tomato stuffed with peasRagi tacosLasagna Vegan almond pesto sandwichVegan white bean & pickled mushroom sandwichGluten-free vegan sandwichRagda pattice Missal pavRed rice dosas with chutneyAloo baingan with millet rotis & picklesFresh strawberry icecream All kinds of gluten-free & vegan cakesCandy flossSend us your email id or cell number to be on our mailers9820089378…
  • Kalaghoda festival heritage walks list 8th - 15th feb 2015

    4 Feb 2015 | 3:43 am
    HERITAGE WALKSAll tokens/passes will be distributed on First Come First Serve Basis. No email registrations will be accepted. Right to admission strictly at the discretion of the festival team. All Programs are subject to change.7th FebPUBLIC DINING HISTORY AND EMERGENCE OF IRANI CAFÉ'S IN MUMBAI   1:00 PM    Horniman circle   Learn about culinary history and its translation to the architectural tangible forms and functions characterised by the Irani Café's with a visit to Britannia Café at Ballard estate. An extended rendezvous with the owner … "No Free Lunches" :)…
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  • The Secret Diary of Rahul Baba

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:47 am
    I just love being on a sabbatickle. Take a long leave. Go to the mountains. Relax. Though I must say English is a funny language. Not sure what’s the relation of a leave from work with tickling. Anyways. Sure my mother wasn’t too thrilled when I said I want to take a break. She was like ‘but the Parliament session is starting and the budget is coming up.’ I told her to chill. The jet deal is far from getting finalised. We’ve lived so many years with the Mig-21, surely a few weeks won’t hurt. Not sure why she slapped her head when I said this. She can get…
  • Open Letter to Barack Obama

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    Dear Barack, There is a song sung by a famous Pakistani singer which has been immortalized over years of being played on loop in Delhi’s Blue-line buses -‘accha sila diya tune mere pyaar ka, yaar ne hi loot liye ghar yaar ka.‘ (You repayed me well for my love by robbing my own house, you heartless person) In case you didn’t notice, i addressed you as Barack. Because we Indians call friends by their first names. Formalities are for strangers, not for people we love with our hearts. So you came to India. We turned out all of our fancy crockery. We cleaned up our roads.
  • Democrazy Excerpt | The Media Circus

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:45 pm
    [An excerpt from my new novel ‘Democrazy’, a political spoof. You can get a copy of the book at your favorite bookstore or online at Amazon or Flipkart.] The Media Circus was at her doorstep! Her worst fears were coming true. She called up the Big Boss but he didn’t take her call. She called up the local police inspector but he too declined the call. She called up Adarsh and he didn’t answer either. His day was spent in meetings, so perhaps busy in one, she thought. He always called back as soon as his meetings ended. Soon the main gate was blocked with all the vans parked…
  • An Unconditional Apology

    9 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    The flavor of the month in India these days is freedom of speech. Arnab Goswami doesn’t let his panelists speak. Nitish Kumar doesn’t want to let Jitan Ram Manjhi speak. Our PM apparently doesn’t let his ministers speak. My wife doesn’t let me speak. AIB has been in the news. I’ll have to be honest here. I did watch the AIB roast video and, dare i say, i enjoyed it a little. The jokes may have been lame and silly, but they made me laugh. Now that they’ve had to delete the video and have started visiting assorted religious leaders tendering unconditional…
  • Introducing Democrazy!

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Today the great Indian democracy celebrates its 66th Republic Day. In the years since independence, we are now older, more mature, with streaks of grey beginning to show in the receding hairline. We’ve seen wars, we’ve seen elections, we’ve seen political fiefdoms, we’ve seen the Hindu rate of growth, and we’ve seen a presumably ‘Hindu’ government finally in power and leading the way. For a nation of India’s size and diversity, it often seems like a miracle that we haven’t managed to collapse around our own contradictions and conflicts.
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  • Lights Camera Action: Enter PM Modi in his Infamous Personalised Suit

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:13 pm
    This article is by Archana Kapoor. She is the Founder and Chief Blogger at Date: January 25th, 2015 at Hyderabad House, Delhi Scene 1: Chai Pe Charcha Take 1. Action! Enter President Obama with our very own, much-loved Prime Minister Modi. Dress Code: Formals. As the two besties make way towards the garden where [Read More...]
  • Mahashivaratri: The Night when Yoga happened to the First Yogi

    17 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    8.7% of US adults – or 20.4 million – practice yoga.  Another 44.4% of the US adults are “Aspirational Yogis” – those interested in trying yoga.  Unfortunately, Yoga for almost all has remained an exercise, when it could have been a tool for complete transformation of a being.  Today, Americans are spending $10.8 billion on [Read More...]
  • Delhi Elections: Is Self Righteous Anti-Hindu Bigotry the new normal for Indian Secularism?

    11 Feb 2015 | 5:53 pm
    On December 6, 2010, a book titled “26/11 : RSS ki Sazish” (26/11: Conspiracy by RSS) written by Aziz Burney, who is the Editor-in-Chief of Urdu Sahara newspaper was released by Congress General Secreatary Digvijay Singh on in Delhi.  The book is about the attack by Pakistani terrorists on Mumbai which went on for 3 [Read More...]
  • Karma, the Stimulus-Reaction Memory structures and Nirvana from this bondage

    5 Feb 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Karma and its impact has been thoroughly misunderstood in the world generally and by Hindus themselves specifically.  It has been reduced to a buzzword today.  And equated with “What you sow, so shall you reap”.  Karma is not the same as Sow-and-Reap business.  It is quite something else. At its foundation, Karma is predicated on [Read More...]
  • Surya Sidhant and its measure of history: Restoring its claim of accuracy

    5 Feb 2015 | 6:28 pm
    By Ramesh Panchwagh, Woodstock MD The Surya Sidhant is the most ancient literature after the Vedas, in India and the World. It is written about the Astronomical Science and mathematics. It is based on the calculations of the Kalpa and Manvantar Math. Its year of writing is given in the book itself, which is 19,729,492nd [Read More...]
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  • Is This Government On The Wrong Path?

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    I closed my previous article with these words  : "What we are in effect saying is, Corporate India, Middle Classes can reap immediate benefit, while making no efforts to tackle the real problems beings faced by Rural India, like reducing middlemen, education, etc. This is a majority government, they can easily take hard decisions. And yet they are not doing so - as I had foretold much earlier. And that is what makes this budget completely unimpressive, and very UPA 3-ish. "The Union Budget 2015-2016 - Glaring HolesGiven below are the problems that I consider to be the real problems…
  • The Union Budget 2015-2016 : Glaring Holes

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    For all the article my key resource is the complete text of the speech of the Finance Minister, available here : Full text of Budget 2015-16 speech, which I have perused in full before and during answering this question. Please click on the link and keep it open on another page, I have extensively referred to this document throughout the articleI am frankly surprised at the high-decibel coverage at this non-event, given that it does nothing that was not expected, as also it does nothing of import in most fields... I am more than a little disturbed to see a continuance of the status…
  • The Myth Of The Aryans

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    This post is an attempt to tackle the Aryan Myth, that still holds as true in some Indians; in the post below, I have attempted to tabulate all the known points about this theory’s rebuttal in an attempt to spread the word among Indians - at least the ones that I have come across, as one body of reading; references are provided at the end of the article. I have also attempted to place a logical extension- that the Sindhu-Saraswati Civilization {Indus Valley Civilization} may also have been the Vedic Civilization, although a lot more needs to be investigated and revealed if that needs…
  • Indian Culture : Being Indian, Truly Indian - An Examination

    19 Feb 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Being and becoming is definitely the flavor of the season… there are a few trends that are now clearly discernible in the national discourse in India along these lines: one is the yearning for a return to our culture and our roots, the second being a push to be Indian and buy Indian, a third is the rising tide that pushes a national narrative of a Hindu subjugation, and a fourth being the rising tide of Hindu sentiment for a golden Hindu period, with Hindu values, and morals. The icing on the cake is the moral brigade, and the attendant reverse, with the pillorying and vilifying reactions…
  • Ghar Waapsi : The True And Only Ghar Waapsi...

    15 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    “Ghar Waapsi” has become, sadly, the flavor of the season, with the Media going gaga over it, thanks largely to some disturbing antics of some sections of our society. If we are focusing on returning to our roots, the question arises is just what are those roots? How do we define those roots? The question arises, what is the true Ghar Wapsi? The true return home? Are we, the people who are supposedly at home, truly at home? Or are we in some land that is neither here nor there? Saying that people should return to their roots is fine, but are we ourselves close to our roots? Is our society…
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    The American Bazaar

  • Four members of Indian American family drown in the Dominican Republic

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    The dead include newlyweds Kush Patel and Kajal Patel. By Raif Karerat WASHINGTON, DC: Authorities from the Dominican Republic have reported four family members of an Indian American family have drowned in an incident that occurred off the nation’s eastern shore. According to Civil Defense Director Amado Avila, the three men and woman were caught in strong currents off Playa Macao near the resort community of Punta Cana while vacationing with a dozen other relatives. The three men were identified as Kush Patel, Jay Patel, and Shivang Patel, while the woman was named as Kajal Patel.
  • ‘Can you cook?’: Indian man asked Miss America Nina Davuluri

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Davuluri reveals gender discrimination speaking at Harvard University. AB Wire WASHINGTON, DC: Former Miss India USA Nina Davuluri helped launch gender equality campaign ‘Side by Side’ by the Undergraduate Council at Harvard University, on Monday. The former pageant winner featured in a panel discussion, which also had former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, participating, along with several Harvard affiliates, reported The Harvard Crimson. Former Speaker of the New York City Council Christine Quinn was scheduled to participate, but couldn’t attend. Davuluri and others…
  • Bengaluru engineer Indhuja Pillai creates website to find a husband

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    Praise, proposals pour in a rush. AB Wire BENGALURU: Navigating marriage in India can be tricky business with relatives and friends constantly trying to intervene, which is why 23-year-old Indhuja Pillai, a Bengaluru-based engineer, took matters into her own hands and took the unprecedented step of creating her own website to help her find a groom. She made the decision to do after realizing she didn’t like the details in a personal ad her parents had composed. “I wear glasses and look dorky in them,” “NOT a womanly woman,” and “definitely not marriage…
  • Indian dating app TrulyMadly models itself after Tinder with trust protocols

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    The app has 200,000 downloads. By Raif Karerat WASHINGTON, DC: Sachin Bhatia is the co-founder of TrulyMadly, an Indian dating app that’s looking to emulate Tinder but revamp mobile dating more to the tune of India’s particular social and cultural quirks. According to him, “Facebook is India’s Facebook and Twitter is India’s Twitter, but Tinder won’t be India’s Tinder.” In an interview with TechCrunch, Bhatia explained that there is still a stigma that permeates online dating in India, but TrulyMadly’s “mandate is to make it more cool.” Many…
  • Government Engineering College Thrissur Development Trust (GECTDT) needs alums to step forward

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    “Alumni & Friends Giving Back To GECT”. By Vinson Xavier Palathingal WASHINGTON, DC: The Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur, is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious professional colleges across Kerala. Producing some of the finest luminaries in the field of science and technology, the college is hailed for its invaluable contributions to the nation over the past 55 years. Since its inception in the year 1957, the college has consistently grown in both stature and status. However, as has happened with most government colleges across Kerala, the…
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    India's Endangered

  • Eco Travel: Dachigam National Park, Jammu & Kashmir

    Shilpi Gemawat
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:31 am
    A monthly focus on one of the many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of India. In the northernmost Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, lies the Dachigam National Park, the only remaining home of the endangered Kashmir Deer Stag or the Hangul. Species to Watch Hangul or Kashmir Deer stag (Cervus elaphus hanglu) – Listed as Endangered on ...Read the Rest
  • Pigeon Brains Work just like Children

    Atula Gupta
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:19 am
    Their brains may be pea-sized, but a new study on pigeons reveal that the bird shows remarkable intelligence in recognizing, categorizing objects and even naming them, just like human children! Image via cc/Flickr There is a similarity between the way pigeons learn the equivalent of words and the way children do, found Ed Wasserman and ...Read the Rest
  • IUCN Concerned about World Heritage Sites of India

    Shilpi Gemawat
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:18 pm
    A recent report by the Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has brought forth the question whether the places declared as World Heritage Sites are really well conserved. The assessment made by the IUCN showed that the sites such as the Western Ghats, Kaziranga National Park, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and Sunderbans in India are under ...Read the Rest
  • India’s Tiger Numbers Rise to 2226

    Atula Gupta
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:20 pm
    There is a big reason to hail India’s conservation efforts. The tiger population of the country has risen from 1706 in 2010 to 2226 in 2014. This is a 30 percent rise from the last count of wild tigers in India. The nation already hosts the biggest population of tigers in the world and with ...Read the Rest
  • Leopards Prefer to Live Near Human Habitats

    Shilpi Gemawat
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    An international study of radio-collared leopards in India has led to an unusual and unexpected finding . Scientists say that the common belief that leopards found near human residences are mostly those that have strayed from the forest habitat might not be entirely true. It is now thought more likely that the leopard is a ...Read the Rest
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  • Tips & Ideas for Real Estate Investment

    18 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    The real estate industry promises of very high returns on investment. It is a known fact that we often hear of real estate property price soaring high within a year almost three times. Such is the potential of real estate investments. Notwithstanding such prospective high returns, the risks are also high. Keeping all these factors ...
  • Happy Valentine’s Day to the city of your love

    14 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    Bengaluru was a retirement destination for many even fifteen to twenty years back because of its pleasant climate, pollution free environment and higher and more pleasant living conditions. Today Bengaluru is the destination of ambitious students and educated youth seeking a rewarding career. Bengaluru also attracts lot of other inhabitants in the city desirous of ...
  • NRI investment on the rise – Bengaluru the preferred destination

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:46 am
    According to a recent survey under taken by an international real estate exhibition company and real estate consultant in Dubai and UAE, it was found that out of the 25 top cities which the NRIs considered as the top real estate destinations in the Asia Pacific region, Mumbai stands at 20th position followed by Bengaluru ...
  • Reasons for Bengaluru’s high priced property

    18 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    The reason for Bengaluru’s high priced property or are the properties overpriced. The market watchers and the people who know about real estate market know that the picture of real estate in the whole of India was bleak in 2014. Even in the preceding two years the market went into a lull with the realtors ...
  • Ways to Check the Credibility of a builders

    7 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    With the economy showing promises of good times and the projected demand for the housing in the year 2015, it is imperative for the buyers to be cautious of the deals as the real estate sector is plagued with frauds and deception. Not only that builder’s credibility matters a lot for the buyers as it ...
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    Indilens ! Insights of India

  • Shiv Sena tells Muslims: For special treatment, go to Pakistan

    Mixi Babul
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Mumbai(IANS): Mumbai: “If the Muslim community in India want any special treatment as Muslims, they should go to Pakistan,” the Shiv Sena warned here Tuesday. “If they (Muslims) want anything from this country, they must first accept India as their motherland and proclaim ‘Vande Mataram’. They cannot demand freedom and yet continue to cling to [...]Related Posts:Shiv Sena welcomes Maharastra police’s decision on…Asaduddin Owaisi demands quota for backward Muslims in…Owaisi Clan: The Messiah of Indian Muslims or the Pariah of…Hindu…
  • An Embarrassment For Government as an Opposition Amendment is Cleared

    Mixi Babul
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    New Delhi(PTI): The Rajya Sabha amended on Tuesday the motion of thanks to the President for his address in Parliament to convey the House’s regret that he didn’t mention failure of the government to bring back black money stashed abroad. This is the fourth time the Rajya Sabha has amended the motion of thanks on [...]Related Posts:Govt faces embarrassment in RS; oppn amendment passedChair to decide whether bill pending in Rajya Sabha can be…CPI(M) motion on reduction of fuel prices a test for BJP in…Deadlock in Rajya Sabha continues despite Narendra…Ruckus in…
  • ASUS announces its latest version of Fonepad 7 and MeMOpad 8

    Zahidul Islam
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    ASUS unveils the latest variants of the Fonepad 7 and MeMOpad 8, power packed with the Intel core processor and 2GB RAM. Built for modern users, the devices bring to life seamless performance, condensed in an ultra slim and light body. Built on Android 4.4 KitKat, both devices come with ASUS Exclusive Zen UI. Peter [...]Related Posts:Asus launches CN60 Chromebox in India costing Rs 21,0009 extraordinary smartphones available at a decent price for…Microsoft Lumia 930, 830 and 730 launched in India for Rs…HTC could launch Desire 616 and One E8 in India tomorrowE-commerce site…
  • Google announces plans to launch mobile service at MWC

    Zahidul Islam
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Washington (ANI):Google has confirmed plans that the company is launching its own Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) with existing partners, said a senior Vice President at Google Sundar Pichai. According to the Verge, Pichai said in a statement at Mobile World Congress that the company is working towards creating its own MVNO but did not [...]Related Posts:Google to Separate Google+ Into Separate DivisionsPichai didn't call Android frail; did say Nexus 6 not…Google to introduce smartphone costing $100With Sundar Pichai’s elevation, Google’s turning over a…Google to…
  • Bengaluru cop suspended for assaulting good samaritan

    Zahidul Islam
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    ” In defence, Ganganna said in the process of helping the ambulance to drive away, Nagappa cleared the way for other vehicles, stuck in the jam, to also follow behind it on the otherwise blocked road.” Bengaluru, March 3(NERVE) – A traffic sub-inspector was suspended on Tuesday for assaulting an ex-serviceman who helped in getting [...]Related Posts:Jammu & Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah ask cops not to block…New Delhi Witness Protest on acquisition of Karbala land in…Ambubachi mela begins today, Govt. imposes restriction on…Top Delhi Police increase…
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    Lahore Dispatch

  • Japanese SOGO SHOSHA & lessons for Pakistan

    Muhammad Irfan
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    By Faiza Zia Can Pakistan create its own version of Japanese SOGO SHOSHA? It was a rainy night. Quite some time had passed since World War II had ended but in Japan, the dismantled remnants of firms and houses could still be found scattered under the heavy downpour. In a dimly lit shop, a group […]
  • Merit Lists of Punjab educators Jobs 2015

    Muhammad Irfan
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    The merit lists of Punjab educators’ jobs 2015 were scheduled to be displayed on February 20, 2015, but neither they were uploaded on Education department’s official website nor displayed on EDO’s offices. We will upload the Punjab educators’ merit lists 2015 on this page as soon as they are announced. Almost 30,000 posts of educators […]
  • Warid makes it easy to get LTE handsets

    Muhammad Irfan
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:32 am
    Following the successful launch of its LTE services, Warid has become Pakistan’s first operator to progress directly from 2G to LTE technology. Along with this news, the company has another exciting announcement. Warid Telecom has taken an initiative in collaborating with Bank Alfalah Limited that will allow Warid customers (with Bank Alfalah credit cards) to […]
  • What were Lahore’s top 5 most sought-after rental locations in 2014?

    Muhammad Irfan
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    When it comes to residing in Pakistan, Lahore, being the country’s second-largest city, is a highly popular option. People are attracted to spending lazy summer afternoons in the crowded streets of the city and enjoy taking trips to Old Lahore to revel on cold December evenings. Considering this, it is not news that Lahore’s population […]
  • BISE Lahore Board Inter Supplementary Result 2014

    Zahid Kramet
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    BISE Lahore Board Inter Supplementary Result 2014 will be announced on January 12, 2015 at 10:10 AM.  The BISE Lahore has announced the final date of intermediate part 1 and inter part 2 supplementary result 2014. It is interesting to know that the supplementary exams were held in 2014 and the result will be declared in 2015, […]
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    Anshul Gautam's

  • Housemaid

    Anshul Gautam
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    There is stillness in her eyes. She rarely looks at us, keeps herself busy in her work, but I steal away the moment to look into her eyes. Her eyes are big, but they look pale. The dark complexion with emotions too less, makes her face look heavy. I always doubt if she ever smiles. I didn’t see her smile until that day. I have been told that she is here with the family ever since they came to this newly built house. The house is eleven years old now. And I wonder how could she live with a family which is not hers. Yes, she only works here. She lives with this family and does all the…
  • Black & Hue

    Anshul Gautam
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    The disjoined one lies in the morass. It lies still, but keeps squeaking… Snakes and crabs board often now, and that makes the giant recall how swiftly it sailed away masses of twelve to the other side. That abandoned savior on the bank of Ganges, it keeps staring the young ones as they pass by in front of its eyes.The new and the small, but spirits big and held high in sky, it waves with the air. While the children bathe, it rests and prepares for the next ride. With pride in its youth, it takes the responsibility of the bygone savior.Sitting somewhere and watching as the sun goes down, I…
  • Nomads on their way...

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

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

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

  • Center sets pan-policy for safety, welfare of NE peoples

    Al Ngullie
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Salient features and action-in-action points Al Ngullie Dimapur, January 4 The government of India is readying a policy roadmap that encompasses administrative measures, legal safeguards, regional cooperation and cultural interaction, educational and creative exchanges, institutional education, among others. The government of India has been projecting a number of administrative measures that could potentially be used as both a law and order deterrent for the safety of persons from the north east region living in the mainland. For instance, one of the measures the central government is…
  • HSLC topper credits trophy to being “strict on myself”

    Al Ngullie
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    By: Al Ngullie April 30 For 16-years-old Shubhamkar Barman, standing first in class was a habit – his parents do not remember an examination he didn’t secure first position, from nursery till, well, standard X. From beating his own father at mathematics – and his father is a mathematics teacher of 24 years – he has come to land the top spot in Nagaland’s High School Leaving Certification (HSLC) examination results, announced on April 30, Wednesday. To the jubilation of the Bengali community in Dimapur, the shy, unassuming student of Ram Janaki Higher Secondary School in Dimapur,…
  • Modi’s second induction in July; Rio still in berth race

    Al Ngullie
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    By: Al Ngullie June 16 Reports emerging from the regional political corridors say that the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will be inducting a “second” batch of ministers before the second week of July, which, significantly is also before the 2014-2015 Union Budget session. There is optimism in the NPF camp currently for that the ‘second’ group of ministers the prime minister would be inducting in few weeks will also include former chief minister of Nagaland, and currently Member of Parliament from Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio. In May, there was widespread expectation that the NDA…
  • Rio seeks centre’s palm on border, insurgency, devp

    Al Ngullie
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    By: Al Ngullie Dimapur, June 12 Member of Parliament from Nagaland in the Lok Sabha Neiphiu Rio has asked the government of India to address some of the major problems face north east region states particularly “international” and inter-state border issues, the vexed insurgency problem, influx of illegal migrants, economic backwardness, lack of development, and slow economic growth. He was participating in the motion-of-thanks in the parliament Thursday in New Delhi. The MP’s office issued a press release on June 12 detailing his speech. Neiphiu Rio appreciated the President’s Address…
  • Zeliang takes petroleum pitch to Pradhan

    Al Ngullie
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    By: Al Ngullie Dimapur, June 10 Chief Minister of Nagaland TR Zeliang on Tuesday met with the Union Minister of State for Petroleum Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi. The brief meeting between Pradhan and Zeliang is understood to have discussed among other issues, resumption of exploration of crude oil and petroleum in Nagaland. Information also suggests that the closed-door meeting may have broached the issues of policy bottlenecks between the state’s legislature and the Union Ministry for petroleum and natural gas. At the time of filing this news report, there had had to be independent…
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    Digital Insights Blog

  • 5 Kickass ideas how Travel Brands can leverage Twitter?

    Harsh Ajmera
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:13 am
    Passport? check, Bags? check, Phone charged? check, Instagram? check, Twitter? check.Does this resemble to your target audience? The niche you want to interact with on social media? Great, I have some cool ideas how a Travel brand like you can use Twitter effeciently.Also these insights from Twitter [infographic link], clearly showcase that from research to availing discounts, posting reviews has become an integral part of travel experience for your audiences. Travellers have become extremely social, where they are documenting every move of theirs thus forcing brands to come up with…
  • How to make your data pretty? Utilize these data visualization tools

    Omkar Mishra
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Tired of showcasing the same old boring tables to your management? A spice of colors and layout brings life to data representation. If you need to understand million rows of data and you are short on time. The data might be coming from different sources and you may need to compile it to get a holistic view to make a decision on it. In order to make the meaning of the information effectively, Data Visualization is an important answer.Data Visualization is an art for visual communication which enhances the expression of data in to one collective graphic for anyone to digest and action…
  • Most memorable moments of 2014 at Digital Insights

    Harsh Ajmera
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:24 pm
    It’s been another great year for us at Digital Insights; we are still reminiscing 2013 and all the support we got. Thankful to all of you for that! It is always fun to look back and reiterate about the most special events of a year, which makes you feel like you’ve accomplished something!Due to our readers support, this year again I am listing down below a few moments which has truly defined DI’s efforts and in-turn helped us grow. Let’s take a walk down Memorabilia lane!1. We’ve been Quoted “….”Us being out there and doing our thing, and then being noticed in my mind that…
  • Top 10 Mobile Marketing Stats 2015 [Infographics]

    Priyanka Ravani
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Smartphone’s have become such an important part of everyday life now, before sleeping we check our phones and the first thing we do when we wake up is check for any updates if we received in the night. As marketer, if you haven’t gone mobile yet then what are you waiting for? Now you cannot consider mobile as a separate plan in your strategy, infact now it plays a very large part in your marketing efforts.Mobile had taken the social media world by storm in 2014, and it is not going to slow down anytime soon! Hence, to help your business get a more firm grasp on the mobile landscape, this…
  • 10 things you should do when #FacebookisDown next time!

    Harsh Ajmera
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    Facebook was down for almost everyone on 27th January 2015 close to an hour, robbing million of fans from uploading their pictures, check-ins and status updates! Even refreshing the page a 100 times dint help, don’t worry I completely sympathize with you.“I was totally unprepared for this catastrophe, had no idea whatsoever what to do, it felt like the dark days are here again“. That’s not me but I’m sure there must be many people who must have felt aimless and said exactly the same words. I could see few on my Twitter timeline as well. So I’m listing down few things…
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    Life Stalker

  • 31 Short And Inspirational Four Word Quotes

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    You Live Only Once. I don’t know about second life, after life or something called rebirth, all I know this is my life. Now if you want to do something, […] The post 31 Short And... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Purpose of Our Life: Science, Religion and Beyond

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Sometimes, when you take a little break from being usual yourself and look outside the window, without thinking, and you witness something beautiful. But you get busy with your usual […] The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Consciousness, Self Realization and Everyday Life

    22 Feb 2015 | 8:25 pm
    The everyday life of a man, is somewhat looks like waking up at six. Do some exercise, yoga, or go for walk. If you are into lazy ones, looking at […] The post Consciousness, Self Realization... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Animalism is the new Hinduism

    20 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Somewhere around February 1944, Eric Arthur Blair, also known by his pen name George Orwell, laid down seven commandments of a new belief, Animalism. Though some may point out, Animalism... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rang: The Skin Tone – A Short Story on Skin Prejudice in India

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Last night, In Badarpur metro, I was sitting on the corner seat, which is reserved for old and differently able people, looking at the red dot, that is blinking frivolously, […] The post Rang:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Salman, Aamir and Shahrukh Khan promote love jihad – Sadhvi Prachi

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Hindus must boycott films of Khans: Fire-brand Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sadhvi Prachi on Sunday made yet another contentious comment as she said Hindus should boycott movies starring Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan as they promoted love jihad. The leader made the comments at a function organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Dehradun. Video Source: NewsX
  • Charges Framed Against Jagdish Tytler

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Congress leader Jagdish Tytler was on Monday put on trial by a Delhi court which framed defamation charge against him on a complaint filed by a senior advocate representing the victims in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The court issued notice under provision of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to Mr. Tytler saying he had prime facie defamed senior lawyer H.S. Phoolka, the complainant in the matter, by allegedly making imputations to harm his reputation. Video Source: ABP Sanjha
  • Shocking Video – Cop BEATING Woman

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Another case of police brutality has come to light. A cop was caught on video thrashing a woman at a bus station in Jalgaon, Maharashtra for allegedly trying to steal. As the woman begged for mercy, the cop dragged the woman by her hair and beat her with a baton. The Indian police are known for their brutality and these incidents are regularly occurring in India. Please give your views in the comments section. Video Source: Times Now
  • Comedy Nights with Sukhbir Badal

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    A funny video of Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Badal has gone viral on social media. The video is of a speech by Badal but it has been dubbed and background comedy laughter has also been added to make it even more funny. The dubbed speech is joking about how Sukhbir Badal asks for votes in Punjab. The Badal family are often at the brunt of political jokes online due to their untrustworthy nature. They often promise the people of Punjab but always fail to deliver. Video Source: Show Beby
  • VIP treatment for 26/11 Mastermind Zaki-Ur-Rehman

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Pakistan’s double standard stands exposed yet again as reports suggest that 26/11 mastermind Zaki-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi has been given access to the internet, mobile phones as well as other facilities required to run his terror organisation from within the confines of prision. One of Pakistan’s most notorious prisoners, 55-year-old Lakhvi is living in relative luxury in Rawalpindi’s sprawling high-security Adiala Jail. Video Source: Times Now
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    Latest Breaking News

  • RBI chief Rajan links rates to budget, rejects call to extend CDR window

    Pavan Patidar
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:50 am
    Placing the ball in the court of government, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said future rate reductions would be determined by the financial consolidation path in the coming Budget as he rejected bankers' call to expand the loan restructuring window.Bankers must place banks on the correct path. I don't believe the response would be to pretend and expand or expand and fake; it's to call spade a spade," Rajan told reporters in the standard post-policy press meet."Sebi is considering protecting the rights of the minority stockholders and RBI is considering ensuring banks tend not to convert at too…
  • J-K govt talks: BJP, PDP trying to find common ground on Afspa, Art 370

    Pavan Patidar
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:40 am
    "Both the parties are attempting genuinely to arrive at an understanding on common minimum programme (CMP) of government. There are several political problems on which we've held different views. We're striving difficult to discover a common ground," he said.He said both the parties have strong perspectives and work on arriving at common understanding on "the best way to present these perspectives within the bigger government plan. Until that common understanding is arrived at, no improvement is possible."Madhav didn't particularly identifying Article 370 and AFSPA as places of…
  • Kejriwal to Delhi Police: Target top beneficiaries of document leak

    Pavan Patidar
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    Complimenting the Delhi Police for unearthing the corporate espionage racket, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said it should now target the "top people" profiting in the flow."Compliments (to the) Delhi Police for busting espionage racket. During interrogation, authorities should make an effort to reach top individuals, who reap the benefits of leaked information," Mr. Kejriwal tweeted.Five senior executives from two advisers and top energy companies are among those detained in the sensational corporate espionage scandal classified records, including an input signal for coming…
  • Corporate espionage case: “It's a Rs 10,000 cr scam,” Saikia claims

    Pavan Patidar
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:32 am
    NEW DELHI: Creating a claim that was sensational arrested journalist in the corporate espionage case, Santanu Saikia has said that it is a Rs 10,000 crore scam. The remarkable entry was made by Saikia while heading from the Delhi Police offense division office."Quote arrested journalist, I had been doing a cover upward," Saikia said.This comes after home minister Rajnath Singh ealier said that no guilty will be saved and law will come tough on those.Earlier, former newspaper reporter Saikia, detained on the flow of government records by the police for interrogation had denied any connections…
  • Delhi Election Results LIVE: Latest trends (45/70) - AAP ahead in 28 seats, BJP in 12, Congress 5

    Pavan Patidar
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:50 pm
      Powered by 8:51 am: Ajay Maken trails behind the Som Dutt in Sadar Bazar constituency of AAP.8:50 am: We expect results are not worse than exit polls, tendencies reveal that Delhi needs govt that is genuine, says Manish Sisodia8:48 am: If we get two seats, it's not worse than exit polls' prophecy, says Congress' Ajay Maken.8:38 am: The chief ministerial candidate of AAP Arvind Kejriwal heads in New Delhi seat.8:34 am: Kulwant Rana (BJP) heads in Rithala, Surinder Singh heads in Delhi Cantt. AK Walia, former health minister directs in Lakshmi Nagar.8:31 am: The CM nominee…
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  • Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL Windows 10 4G Smartphones

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    The post Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL Windows 10 4G Smartphones appeared first on Candytech. Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL Windows 10 4G Smartphones Barcelona – Spain (March 2, 2015) Microsoft has unveiled two new smartphones the Microsoft Lumia 640 and the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL at the MWC.  Microsoft launched the two budget smartphones while the counterpart Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, while HTC launched the new HTC M9. Jo Harlow corporate vice president for phones for Microsoft said “Our newest Lumia devices will build on our momentum in the affordable…
  • Microsoft’s Foldable Keyboard is Cool Gadget

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    The post Microsoft’s Foldable Keyboard is Cool Gadget appeared first on Candytech. Microsoft’s Foldable Keyboard is Cool Gadget Microsoft’s Foldable Keyboard is Cool Gadget :  While we were busy chasing Android and Google, Microsoft became cool. Microsoft recently unveiled a new keyboard inspired by the surface pro 3 keyboard which is actually foldable. Microsoft unveiled the keyboard at the Mobile World Congress(MWC) which is going on in Barcelona.  Microsoft calls it a “Universal Foldable Keyboard” which can be used with devices running on Android ,…
  • HTC One M9 Best Build Quality Android Smartphone

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    The post HTC One M9 Best Build Quality Android Smartphone appeared first on Candytech. HTC One M9 Best Build Quality Android Smartphone  HTC One M9 Best Build Quality Android Smartphone : HTC One M9 is launched at the ongoing MWC(mobile world congress) in Barcelona.  HTC has made lot of small changes from the previous design of M8 and improved the metallic rear plate and side frame to make the One M9 stand out. You can get mistaken by seeing the One M9 and think it is actually One M8 there are lot of similarities. There has been subtle improvements in design, software and off course the…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Specs Price Availability

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The post Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Specs Price Availability appeared first on Candytech. Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Specs Price Availability – Unveiled In MWC Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Specs Price Availability: Samsung has unveiled the new flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona yesterday. Samsung new devices are great in terms of Design and Specifications.  Samsung has used Gorilla Glass 4 for the front and rear glass surface and metallic frame on the edges to give smartphone a whole new look and design. Samsung…
  • Best Android Smartphones with 2 GB RAM under Rs 20000

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:15 pm
    The post Best Android Smartphones with 2 GB RAM under Rs 20000 appeared first on Candytech. Best Android Smartphones with 2 GB RAM under Rs 20000 Best Android Smartphones with 2 GB RAM under Rs 20000 : If you are looking for a 2 GB Android Smartphone here is a list of smartphones which you can purchase. The Android system is quite efficient to manage the RAM and 1 GB RAM is enough for most users, however if you want a smartphone to work flawlessly for multi-tasking more Ram can help to make the experience better. We have chosen the 12 best smartphones from so many choices available. These…
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    Top 6 Lists

  • 6 TV Shows That Left Us In 2014

    24 Feb 2015 | 3:11 am
    The post 6 TV Shows That Left Us In 2014 appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Now that we are nearly two months into 2015, with all the resolutions already tested severely, it’s certainly time to go ahead in a fresh new direction. Same goes with our beloved Idiot box, many networks decided to pull the plug on some long running TV shows, which won’t be returning in 2015 to entertain […]
  • 6 Online Survey Sites That Pay

    18 Feb 2015 | 1:51 am
    The post 6 Online Survey Sites That Pay appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Well, if you are a student and struggling to keep the booze flowing then you’ll seriously need to take a look into the following survey sites. They’ll help you earn some extra cash that you desperately need right now. 1) AIP Online Surveys The survey is done by AIP Corporation that offers services to organizations throughout […]
  • Top 6 Commerce Colleges In India (2014)

    12 Feb 2015 | 3:11 am
    The post Top 6 Commerce Colleges In India (2014) appeared first on Top 6 Lists. India Today with the Nielsen Company has been doing this annual survey for the last 14 years. As many as 5 steps were taken to find out India’s best commerce colleges. You can read about the process by clicking on this. Here we list down the top 6 commerce colleges in India: 1. Shri Ram […]
  • Top Six Successful Beauty Pageant Countries

    10 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    The post Top Six Successful Beauty Pageant Countries appeared first on Top 6 Lists. In the world of entertainment, beauty pageant holds a special place. It was one of first platforms for independent women to showcase their talent in the world. Throughout history, there have been several beauty pageants across the world. But out of them, four beauty pageants have achieved significant success which has not been matched by […]
  • 6 Very Small Countries You Never Knew Existed

    4 Feb 2015 | 11:28 pm
    The post 6 Very Small Countries You Never Knew Existed appeared first on Top 6 Lists. If you live in a messy overcrowded country like India, you’d do exactly what I just did – write a list of small less crowded countries. It’s alright if you don’t want to shift to a new country, but you can always plan for a holiday to any of the following destination. 1. Saint Kitts […]
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    Traffic Challan

  • Sukanya Samriddhi Account Yojana FAQ

    TC Author
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness Sukanya Samriddhi Account Yojana is one of the more noble financial security schemes launched in India for the girl child.  It aims at improving the gender inequality in the country by providing security cover for the girl child as well as their parents under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign. The scheme is so popular Read more... The post Sukanya Samriddhi Account Yojana FAQ appeared first on Traffic Challan.
  • Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Account Benefits

    TC Author
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness Of the numerous social elevation schemes that the current government at center has floated for various sections of the society, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana is said to be quite a noble and relevant one for protecting the rights of girl child in the country.  The fate of girl child is not very decent in many rural districts Read more... The post Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Account Benefits appeared first on Traffic Challan.
  • SMS from HPDBTL and One time LPG Subsidy of INR 586

    TC Author
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness DBTL or PAHAL is an initiative by Indian government to grant one time subsidy deposit of INR 568 on every new domestic gas cylinder and that too in advance in the respective registered bank account. Though this scheme has gained popularity as well as importance as it ensures that the subsidy reaches to the needy Read more... The post SMS from HPDBTL and One time LPG Subsidy of INR 586 appeared first on Traffic Challan.
  • Last Date of Opening PM Jan Dhan Yojana Account 14th Aug 2015

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness There have been a lot of questions raised by our readers regarding the information on the Last Date of Opening PM Jan Dhan Yojana Account. Most of them wanted to open the Jan Dhan Yojana in various recognized banks but they said that the last date for opening the Jan Dhan Yojana was 26th Jan Read more... The post Last Date of Opening PM Jan Dhan Yojana Account 14th Aug 2015 appeared first on Traffic Challan.
  • Land Acquisition Bill 2015 Good or Bad for Farmers and India?

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    1 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness Today the talks regarding current land acquisition bill are everywhere. This is especially due to the fact that as per some leaders this bill is supposed to rip off farmer’s goodwill. Several controversies associated with the claims have also made it the central topic of discussion. Land Acquisition Bill 2015 Good or Bad for Farmers Read more... The post Land Acquisition Bill 2015 Good or Bad for Farmers and India? appeared first on Traffic Challan.
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  • Non Banking Financial Companies

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    NBFC: Non-banking financial companies or NBFCs are financial institutions that provide banking services, but do not hold a banking license. These institutions are not allowed to take deposits from the public. Nonetheless, all operations of these institutions are still covered under banking regulations. In short NBFC denotes a company, corporation or co-operative society. But there are following Companies exempted from Registration- Housing Finance Companies, Stock exchange, Companies engaged in business of Stock broking / sub-broking, venture capital fund companies regulated by Securities and…
  • NRI company registration in india

    20 Feb 2015 | 5:08 am
    INTRODUCTION: An NRI are those individuals who are the citizen of India but are resident outside India. NRI are citizen of India, i.e. they hold the valid Indian passport but are residing outside India, and however, if the NRI gets the citizenship of other country, then he will have to surrender his Indian passport and then he will be treated as foreign national. HOW NRI’S CAN REGISTER A COMPANY IN INDIA: Normally, Investments in India are governed by the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy and FEMA Regulations. FDI policy contains set of rules which are to be followed while investing in…
  • Trademark Registration Procedure

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Procedure for Online Trademark Registration The process for registration of the trademark can be carried out by the business owner or his/her representative.  The registration process can be described in the following steps. Trademark search: A trademark search is an audit of different data, including trademark databases, and periodically business and commercial center assets, commonly intended to figure out if a specific trademark is accessible for (an) utilization without danger of encroachment of the privileges of a former client or registrant, and (b) enrollment, alluding to the criteria…
  • Trademark Registration in India

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:49 pm
    How to Safeguard Your Brand? Your Brand is the identity of your business and also it earns goodwill for your business. So, people remembers your product by the Brand, and you have to safeguard your Brand from infringement. So, by applying for Trademark Registration you can not only safeguard but can posses it as your vital asset. What is a Trademark? A trademark is a visual symbol which may be a word to indicate the source of the goods, a signature, name, device, label, numerals, or combination of colours used, or services, or other articles of commerce to distinguish it from other similar…
  • Appointment and Removal of Auditors

    20 Jan 2015 | 3:25 am
    Appointment of First Auditors: The introduction of new Companies Act, 2013, has made many changes relating to the provisions of the Appointment of Statutory Auditors. As per the Section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013, every company shall, at the first annual general meeting appoints an individual or firm as an auditor who shall old the office from the conclusion of that meeting till the conclusion of next Annual General Meeting. Before the appointment shall be made, a written consent of the auditor to such appointment, and a certificate from him or that the appointment, if made, shall be in…
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  • 10 Best Email Apps For iPhone And Android

    Srikanth AN
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Smartphones usually come packed along with their own Email client and they aren’t top notch for daily usage. Default Email apps vary from one mobile manufacturer to another and they aren’t very reliable compared to the third-party Email applications available for Smartphones based on iOS and Android. To supercharge your Email accessing on your Smartphone, below we will be taking a look at the top Email clients for both iphone and Android based smartphones. Each one of the app that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 20 Best Photoshop Plugins For Designers

    Ivana Isadora Devčić
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Although there are many great and free alternatives, Photoshop is still the most popular and powerful graphics editor, and the default choice of many designers, illustrators and photographers. If there’s a feature you need, but can’t find in Photoshop, don’t worry – countless scripts and plugins are available to help you extend and improve Photoshop’s functionality. Here is a selection of 20 useful Photoshop plugins for designers. Photoshop Plugins For Mockups and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 30 Best Free Monogram Fonts For Designers

    Ivana Isadora Devčić
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:53 am
    With so many great (and free!) fonts available online, there’s really a font for every occasion. While you could technically use any font to make monograms, some fonts are specifically designed and better suited for that purpose. Monograms are large, decorative letters used to personalize different kinds of designs. You can use them to create elegant wedding invitations, professional business cards, sophisticated stationery, brochures, silhouette or even your own logo. Monogram fonts also... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 15 Most Creative Resumes

    Abhijith N Arjunan
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:42 am
    If you are a college student who is not that interested in further studies, your last semester will be less about studies but more about finding your position in a company that is to conduct recruitment campaigns in your college! Despite all talents you have or how well you perform in a personal, face-to-face interview, there is something that is capable of determining your future — your resume! This is the same reason why your teachers give an advice to have a nice, impressive and effective... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    23 Feb 2015 | 11:56 pm
    How do you find impressive images to use in your blog posts? How do you find stock images to make your site look a bit more professional? We hope you will not be sticking onto the Google Image Search method that is dangerous in a legal point of view. Also, it will be a tiresome task to find free-to-use images from Google Image search, as you would have to apply filters. In that sense, stock media websites are the best option to get images from, but they are indeed expensive, aren’t they? Today,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!
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  • Rape in Hyderabad.

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    Supreme Court: The court took note of Hyderabad-based activist Sunitha Krishnan’s complaint.Dr Krishnan uploaded the videos on YouTube earlier this month, asking viewers to help identify the rapists in what she called the #ShameTheRapistCampaign. But the videos, believed to be six months old, were removed by YouTube, which said “it violates terms of service.” In videos that were circulated on messaging service WhatsApp until recently, two women were seen being gang-raped by men who even smiled for the camera. Describing the videos as “shocking and scary,” the…
  • AIR INDIA’S Staff Inhuman Behaviour

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:49 pm
    After a video went viral on social media, Air India, which is the national carrier of nation, has fell victim to social media backlash after some staff members of the airlines refused entry to a few passengers who reached the check in counter five minutes late. The video was made and uploaded by a passenger, named Shivendra Namdeo, on the social networking website Facebook. In his Facebook post he has written, “This is How AIR INDIA…So called pride of INDIA…Treats their PASSENGER”
  • Shiv Sena adds Fuel on RSS Criticism Over “MOTHER TERESA”.

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:46 am
    MUMBAI: Shiv Sena Chief  congratulates Mohan bhagwat RSS Chief for his Comment on MOTHER TERESA,He said”Mohan Bhagwat has only spoken the bitter truth. Mother Teresa’s real motive was to convert people to Christianity…Conversions are a business for missionaries, Shiv Sena has said in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamna,”If Muslims converted by the sword, missionaries used money and in the name of service” The Shiv Sena has commissioned more embarrassment for its ally, the ruling BJP, by endorsing widely condemned remarks against Mother Teresa made by Mohan…
  • RSS Criticised MOTHER TERESA.

    24 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    NEW DELHI:  Converting people to Christianity was Mother Teresa’s motive for helping people – this controversial comment by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat left the government facing opposition fury in Parliament today. Mr Bhagwat was attending a function organized by an NGO at a village in Rajasthan when he said, “Here, the service isn’t like Mother Teresa’s. Her service would have been good but it used to have one objective, to see that the person who was being helped felt obliged to become a Christian. ” The RSS today said,…
  • ANNA HAZARE Asked Modi Government “Where is Achay-Din……?”

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:51 am
    NEW DELHI: Today, the activist took on the government over its promise of delivering ‘Achche Din’ (Good days), and asked, “Are the ‘Acche Din’ only for industrialists, not for common people”?   “This is land grab by the government; Britishers used to do this,” said Mr Hazare as he addressed hundreds of supporters at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. Activist Anna Hazare took his protests against the Modi government’s Land Ordinance to Delhi today, where he compared the Centre’s actions to that of India’s erstwhile colonial…
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    Republic Day Speech

  • republic day india poems song best top free kids english hindi Gujarati Marathi

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Sharing Republic day poems for school children republic day songs in hindi english best collection of top free songs collection for The India Happy republic day. in last post we share republic day slogans republic day poems in english, republic day poems hindi, republic day poems for children, republic day poems kids, Republic Day Poems In English republic day  india poems song best top free kids english hindi Gujarati Marathi Unfurl the tricolor flag, Indians!And hoist it high upon the mast;And let it move in freedom’s wind;And make the country,…
  • short simple Republic Day Speech essay in english for students school teachers

    16 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Sharing  Republic Day Speech For students and teachers for the republic day event at colleges and school. Republic Day Speech hindi english free collection around 140- 200 words.republic day essay, republic day speech in english, republic day speech for school children, republic day speech for students, republic day speech for kids, independence day speech, republic day speech in hindi, republic day speech in tamil.Republic Day Speech in englishJanuary 26 is our Republic Day. We celebrate this day every year. It was on this day in 1950 that Indian became a Sovereign Democratic Republic…
  • Republic day speech for school children kids in Hindi English

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    republic day speech, speech on republic day, republic day speech in hindi, republic day speech in english sharing India festival republic day speech on republic day in english, speech on republic day in hindi, republic day speech for students.Republic day speech for school children kids in Hindi EnglishRepublic day speech for school childrenRepublic Day is one of the three national holidays of India and the greatest festival celebrated in the country. It is celebrated every year on January 26, in New Delhi with great pomp, fanfare and pageant. While in the capitals of the…
  • Happy Republic Day whatsapp status sms wishes Facebook messages in Hindi English

    16 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Republic Day Speech  sharing Republic day whatsapp status sms wishes to friends in simple republic day facebook status, republic day msg facebook, republic facebook text messages, republic day greetings, republic day quotes 2015, republic day jokes scraps, happy republic day message, republic day scrap facebook, funny republic day messages, 26 january republic day massage, republic day quotes, republic day…
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    sharing happy shivratri smsin hindi with shivratri sms in hindi to friends in facebook whats app status send free wishes to your family with shivratri wishes images greetings photos pics wallpaper in hd for laptop computer free download images wallpaper image pics photo text sayings scrapsShivratri songsPi Ke Bhaang Jamaa Lo Rang;Jindgi Bite Khushiyon Ke Sang;Lekar Naam Shiv Bhole Ka;Dil Men Bhar Lo Shivraatri Ki Umaang;Shubh Maha Shivratri!click here --> Shivratri imageswishes in hindi sms msg pics photos happy shivratri songs quotes in hindi wishes facebook whats appBam Bhole Damru Wali…
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    BoxOffice Asia

  • Roy Opening At Boxoffice

    BoxOffice Asia
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:20 am
    Roy has taken a good start at domestic boxoffice Roy Featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Jacquiline Farnendez has taken a very good start at domestic boxoffice office, As considering opening of all releases of year 2015, Roy has the best opening among all releases, Roy has open with occupancy rate of 70% to 90% in all major cities of india. and film is also expected to pick up in evening and night shows. Roy is all set to collect good first day boxoffice collection as per early expectation first day boxoffice collection of roy will be around 9 Crores, Any thing less than that will be…
  • Shamitabh 5th day Tuesday Boxoffice Collection

    BoxOffice Asia
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:56 am
    Shamitabh Facing major drop in collection In week days   Amitabh and Dhanush,s starrer drop 55% on weekdays, Inspite of recieving average to good reviews Film didnot managed to remain steady on weekdays, Shamitabh Open at boxoffice with collection of  3.55 Crores which is poor but due to goot revies film managed to pick up on Saturday and sunday and film collected arround 14 Crores on its first weekend. After collecting 14 Crores on weekend film face major drop of 55% in its collection on monday, and collected around 1.65 Crores on monday, and followed by 1.40 Crores on tuesday, Its…
  • Baby 3rd Tuesday Boxoffice Collection

    BoxOffice Asia
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:26 am
    Akshay Kumar,s Starrer Baby collect decent Number at boxoffice on its 3rd week Tuesday   Akshay kumar,s starrer Baby is recieveing very good reviews and very positive words of mouth from audience but due to absense of Music  film failed to fullfil its expectation. ‘Baby’ had bad numbers in small towns and massy centers though film was good in metros. Film collected 63 cr nett plus in week one which was strictly average total but considering 70 cr landing cost, it was poor. Film collected 80 lakhs nett on 3rd Monday and 76 lakhs nett on Tuesday. Film has total of 90.70 cr…
  • Dolly Ki Doli Tuesday Boxoffice Collection

    BoxOffice Asia
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Dolly Ki Doli Showed Good Growth at Boxoffice Arbaz Khan,s Dolly ki doli featuring Sonam Kapoor released on 23 Jan 2015 in cinemas across all India, Despite of below average opening day collection film managed to collection 11 crores on itn 4 days extended weekend, after opening day collections it seemed  very tough for the film to cross 10 Crores on weekend But Film showed good growth at boxoffice. Despite Facing off Akshay kumar Starrer Baby film First weekend boxoffice collection of Dolly ki doli is 11 Croros. Film also showed steady steady performance on tuesday considering tuesday is a…
  • Baby Tuesday Boxoffice Collection Report

    BoxOffice Asia
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Baby holding well at boxoffice on Tuesday Bollywood Movie Baby featuring Akshay kumar released on 23 Jan 2015 on around 2800 Screens across all India, Film manage to collect decent numbers on its extended 4 days weekend because of Republic Day in india on Monday, film collected 48 Crores in 4 days, Baby also holding well on tuesday(5th day) and managed to collect decent numbers on its 5th day considering working day. As per early reports from some major cities movie baby tuesday collection will be around 6 crores which is good, If Baby ll manage to hold weekdays then it will be a good 1st…
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    Expert Bulletin

  • 2015 cricket world cup match schedule

    Expert Bulletin
    14 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    ICC Cricket World Cup start from 14th February 2015. Total 49 matches will be played. Australia hosts 26 games at grounds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. New... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Motorola Moto E 4G – Full phone specifications, Price and Reviews

    Expert Bulletin
    14 Feb 2015 | 1:11 am
    The much-awaited Motorola Moto E 4G is priced at $99.99 (approximately Rs. 6,200). The purported Moto E (4G) was listed on the website of US-based online retailer, Best Buy. Motorola is expected to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bajaj Pulsar 150 – Specifications, Price, Review And Details

    Expert Bulletin
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:09 am
    Pulsar 150 is the another performance commuter model of in the series of Pulsar bikes. Pulsar 150 provides class beating power of 15 Ps and mileage of 65 Kmpl*(actual 49.5 on road) making it a true... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 – Full phone specifications, Price and reviews

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    29 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    Xiaomi Mi 4 – Full phone specifications GENERAL Release date July 2014 Form factor Touchscreen Dimensions (mm) 139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm (5.48 x 2.70 x 0.35 in) Weight (g) 156.00 Battery capacity... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Birla Mandir – Lakshmi Narayan Temple Delhi

    Expert Bulletin
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Birla Mandir also Known as Laxmi Narayan Temple is a hindu temple dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi, India. It is located on Mandir Marg near Connaught Circus in Delhi. Laxmi Narayan Temple was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Dual Shrine – A Could be Solution to Ayodhya Controversy

    know bakar
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    The Ayodhya Ram temple, the heart of controversy and communal conflict since time unknown to most. Like the most of the communal conflicts, this one is again a matter more of faith than of facts. Despite no signs have been found by the Archaeological survey about the Ram Mandir but the existence of such holy place in the past is supported by the verses of Valmiki. On the other hand of the controversy, the Babri Masjid was built on the same spot by Mir Baqi the general of Emperor Babar’s army around 1528.  Hence is the controversy. The place has been holy to both the religions and…
  • Adventure sports in India | Fuel Your Adrenaline gush

    know bakar
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:40 pm
      Bestowed with towering peaks and mountains, fascinating rivers, challenging terrains and other natural marvels, India has become an epitome of adventure sports in the world. Be it on the east, west, north or south, the country has ample of options that offer the desired adrenaline kicks to the adventure junkies. Here is a list of adventure activities to do in India that will guide you through your adventure quest. Make sure, you don’t get spoilt with abundance of choices for your next adventure tour! Biking Tours: If you want to have a rendezvous with the mountains or rugged &…
  • Time to switch job for most | know more tax efficient salary structure

    know bakar
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    “I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute. ” ― Warren Buffett With appraisals round the corner, a reason to bring a smile on fortunate faces and a chance to find their fortune somewhere else for the others. You need to know the more tax efficient salary structure, so that you lose less in tax paying and save more. Before you sign the documents regarding the new salary structure, beware of the facts a higher salary stack does not mean you take home higher margin this time. Some part may come as compensation or allowance and some part may…
  • Constitute | Another Google idea

    know bakar
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:43 am
    “Ambedkar  missed the two “S” words, secular and social, deliberately”. “Article 370 must be repealed and need to have no existence in constitution”. “The Preamble to constitution must be thought over again, needs to be changed”. All these thought and words among Indians have come up and again numerous times. Every time we think about any concrete reforms to be brought up in the society, changes in the constitution or the system are sought.  For such thinkable minds and other capable hands to make a solid and feasible change to the constitution, they need to review the…
  • India VS Pakistan just another match or world cup won altogether?

    know bakar
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    India beating Pakistan yet another time like the history by 76 runs, is a just a series opener for India or contention more than a World Cup won? Virat Kohli like his own style of hitting hard and playing aggressively score a century and helped India reach a bulk 300 in ICC WORLD CUP 2015. Pakistan on the other hand stumbled on 224 and let India continue the streak and making the History. Let us find some facts from past and try to have a view about the game outside the arena. HISTORY 1992 – India won by 43 runs. It was first time India facing Pakistan in the world cup. India taken afloat…
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    Happy Holi 2015 - Wishes, Messages, Images, SMS, Quotes, Greetings Cards

  • Happy Holi SMS 2015 in Hindi and English

    Prashant Pradhan
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    Happy Holi SMS 2015 in Hindi and Englishthese are the few terms which we have mentioned in this Article. The festival of colors is almost arrived and many of us are looking for Holi sms in Hindi or English, for their friends and Closed one. So in this Article we have collected some cool funny Holi Messages, you can select any of the Messages from our collection and send it to your family members or friends via social sites like Facebook and Twitter to greet them Happy Holi 2015. Some of us are also searching for Holi  cover Photos or Timeline Images for Facebook, if you are one of them…
  • Happy Holi 2015 Wishes

    Prashant Pradhan
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Happy Holi 2015 Wishes is the main attraction of this Article, As all we know that the Festival of Colors i.e means Holi is Just few days left and we already started the preparation to celebrate Festival. On this day we send wishes to our loved one or Closed one to wish them Happy Holi, In this Article we have collected latest Holi Wishes Messages in English and Hindi, Which help you to greet your Family and Friends on this Holi 2015 Festival. If you guys are looking for the  Holi Wallpapers  then you can Visit Our Article Happy Holi 2015 HD Wallpapers, Here you got latest…
  • Happy Holi 2015 Images

    Prashant Pradhan
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Happy Holi 2015 Images is trending on the web Nowadays, Holi is among the biggest festival of Hindu, which is celebrated across the country. On this day there is Public holidays across the country, People played colors by throwing colored water and Powders at each others, They having Parties and dancing under Water sprinklers. In this article we have collected some awesome Holi 2015 HD Pictures, You can send these Photos to yours Relative to wish them Happy Holi 2015. If you are looking for the Holi Greetings, then visit our Article Happy Holi 2015 Greetings Cards, Free Online Holi…
  • Happy Holi 2015 HD Pictures

    Prashant Pradhan
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Happy Holi 2015 HD Pictures - Holi is among the biggest festival of India, Which is celebrated across the Country. Happy Holi 2015 is just few days left, market is flooded with colors and latest Pichkaris, Many of us has already started the Preparation by purchasing Colors and Pichkaris to celebrate this Festival of colors. In this Post we have collected Holi 2015 HD images, Which you can send it to yours family and friends to greet them Happy Holi, and make them realize how much you are caring for them. If you are in the search of Holi Messages in Hindi, English, Marathi or Bengali, you can…
  • Download Happy Holi Images | Wallpaper HD

    Prashant Pradhan
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Download Happy Holi Images | Wallpaper HD, Firstly Happy Holi 2015 to all of our viewers, Holi Pics in HD and Holi Wallpapers is one of the most popular topic among the people, which they are trying to download, so by seeing the excitement of people toward Holi 2015 and search ratio of Photos and wallpapers of Happy Holi. We have mentioned some cool sexy Images, which you can send it to your family members and friends as Holi Wishes. Just select any of the Images which is mentioned below of this article and send it via Whatsapp or Facebook to your relatives and closed one as wishes of Holi.
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