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  • Google Begins Cardboard VR Headset Certification Program

    NextBigWhat
    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Google cardboard has become a surprise hit among early adopters of VR, and the company is now taking the program to the next level. The company has begun a certification program, which basically clone headsets with a “Works with Google Cardboard” sticker. All manufacturers have to do is follow certain guidelines and get a once over from the company. Further, certified manufacturers will also get a tool to generate profiles that will be placed on the headset as a QR code which can be scanned by the user within the Google Cardboard app. The app will then adjust parameters set by the…
  • Google Search Results Show Content From Apps Not Installed On A User’s Smartphone

    NextBigWhat
    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Google App Indexing for Android is already a great way of showing users not just search results from the web, but information from within apps they’ve got installed on their phones. Now Google has rolled out a new feature that shows users Play Store suggestions for apps containing the information they’re searching for, which aren’t installed on their phones. The company says that users may begin to see app install buttons in their search results that leads them to the Play Store, where they can install the app, and then continue straight to the information they were initially seeking.
  • The Implications of India’s Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) for Foreign Investors

    India Briefing News
    India Briefing
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:16 pm
    In April, over 100 Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) were served tax notices requiring them to pay the Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT), which traditionally has not been applied to foreign funds. In this article, we discuss how the tax is currently impacting foreign businesses. The post The Implications of India’s Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) for Foreign Investors appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • An ad from 1947: “The Uphill Task Ahead”

    Atanu Dey On India's Development
    Atanu Dey
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:53 pm
    My friend Veer shared this advertisement from 1947. After 68 years, Indians are still fighting a war on poverty and it is still an “Uphill Task Ahead.” Very little has changed since 1947 in the economic environment, and what little change there has been regressive. Certainly relative to 1947, Indians have progressed but relative to others, India has slipped further behind. Note that in the advertisement, the attitude is one of collectivization, that we have to mount a war on poverty by “closing ranks” and “unitedly attack”. That sets the stage for a…
  • RSS working on in-house critics to quell internal dissent against Modi government

    India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:08 am
    The effort to quell internal dissent against the Narendra Modi-led government policies is not confined to the BJP leadership.
 
 
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    Reuters: Top News

  • Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, injures more than 100

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:52 pm
    JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said on Saturday.
  • Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:06 pm
    MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
  • U.S. jury hears Bryant Gumbel testimony in HBO libel trial

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    (Reuters) - A federal jury heard testimony from Bryant Gumbel on Friday at a trial in which HBO faces libel claims over a report aired on the TV journalist's popular sports news programme that focussed on child labour in India.
  • India takes 'significant step' in HFC decision: U.S. envoy

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:14 pm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India's surprise decision to agree to phase-down the use of a potent greenhouse gas after years of opposition is a "significant step" toward global action to address climate change, the U.S. State Department's climate change envoy said Friday.
  • Violent clashes erupt in Kashmir over arrest of separatist leaders

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Violent clashes erupted between protesters and police in Kashmir on Friday, after days of unrest in the Himalayan region over the killing of a youth by the army and a crackdown by authorities on separatist leaders.
 
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    India Insight

  • A Minute With: Vidhu Vinod Chopra on ‘Broken Horses’

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar The producer of Bollywood’s highest grossing film made his debut as a Hollywood director this month. Vidhu Vinod Chopra hasn’t directed an Indian film since 2007, but couldn’t resist the lure of foreign shores for his latest project “Broken Horses“. The Hollywood film, a crime thriller set on the U.S.-Mexico border, is a re-imagining of Chopra’s critically acclaimed 1989 film “Parinda“. In recent years, Chopra has built a reputation as a leading Bollywood producer, financing blockbusters such as “PK“, which…
  • Movie Review: Mr X (3D)

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) Twenty-eight years ago, there was “Mr India” – a film about an invisible man who helped bring down the bad guys. It is now 2015, and we have Vikram Bhatt‘s “Mr X“, which again is a film about an invisible man who fights crime. You would think, given how much Bollywood has progressed in the intervening years, that the 2015 film would beat the 1987 one at least on the technical aspects,  if not the creative ones. On the contrary, Bhatt’s film makes…
  • Movie Review: Court

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:45 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) Chaitanya Tamhane‘s “Court” is a chronicle of the mundane – a housewife cooks dinner, a lawyer reads something in a monotone, another character shops for groceries. Yet, it is through the mundane that Tamhane weaves magic. “Court” is a rare film that creates drama out of the humdrum lives of ordinary people, whose limited world view and biases affect the lives of others in more ways than they can imagine. Narayan Kamble (Vira Sathidar), an ageing folk…
  • Movie Review: Margarita, With a Straw

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:29 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) In Shonali Bose’s “Margarita, With a Straw”, there is a scene towards the end where the unraveling of a relationship is captured faithfully by the camera – there are accusations of betrayal, tears over what could have been, and frantic declarations of love. It is to Bose’s credit that in spite of the fact that it involves two women who are both disabled, she treats it in the same way that most films would treat a scene of this nature involving a heterosexual, abled couple.
  • 100 ‘smart cities’? Getting just one done will be a challenge

    Aditi Shah
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:53 am
    By Aditi Shah Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to build 100 “smart cities” by 2022 to decongest existing urban centres probably will take longer to achieve. Reuters visited the foundations of one of these cities in Gujarat, a finance centre called Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT). Situated between the cities of Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, the government wants the city to double as an international finance centre to rival crowded Mumbai and business hubs such as Singapore and Dubai. It plans to offer drinking water from the tap, automated waste collection and…
 
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  • Looking Beyond The Paparazzi That Surrounds The Indian Premier League

    TVP Admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    In the IPL, you get to watch your dream teams play on the field. How else do you think you would get to see Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers playing from the same team, if it was not for the IPL? It is... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Insomnia

    TVP Admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    We watch the world go to sleep. We walk through the night, on our ‘boulevard of broken dreams.’ Assess our wrongs. […] Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Margarita, With A Straw: An Extravaganza Of Cocktail Emotions

    TVP Admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:31 am
    Like most mainstream Bollywood films, Margarita, With A Straw, too, goes rather lackadaisical post interval. But, to my mind, Shonali’s movie is nothing like how the conventional Hindi movies usually... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Piracy Hurts Net Neutrality. Did You Take Notice?

    TVP Admin
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    While this does not represent the entirety of India’s internet populace, it is the largest and most diverse collection of the same that I have seen unite, for a cause they all find personal and... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Pohela Boishakh: Emperor Akbar’s Parting Gift To Bengal  

    TVP Admin
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    Marking the luminous day with singing, mirth and processions, Bangladesh observes a national holiday on April 14. But, in Kolkata, Pohela Boishakh is considered to be an auspicious day for marriages.... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
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  • Hollywood celebs who have courted controversy and made news this year

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The Hollywood celebs are like controversy magnets. To stay in the limelight, they shed their inhibitions like dirty socks and follow the instructions of their PR teams. Controversies help celebs get space in Page 3 and free publicity. The lure of the starry glamour world make some celebs so delusional that they start doing ridiculous ... The post Hollywood celebs who have courted controversy and made news this year appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • The Babushka lady at the center of Kennedy assassination conspiracies

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    The high profile assassination of the then US president John F Kennedy left behind a trail of events that have continued to feed conspiracy theories. In the post assassination scenario, the investigating agencies, FBI and CIA, summoned and questioned people present on the fateful afternoon of November 22, 1963. Image Source : CbsNews2.CbsiStatic.Com The investigating ... The post The Babushka lady at the center of Kennedy assassination conspiracies appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Revisiting the murder mystery of Hinterkaifeck farmstead

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:39 pm
    The evening of March 31, 1922 was just like any other evening for the residents of Hinterkaifeck farmstead. Nevertheless, for the Grubers, a family of five, it was the last evening of their lives. One of the most puzzling crimes in modern German history, Hinterkaifeck farmstead murder remains unsolved. Murdered family members: Image Source : ... The post Revisiting the murder mystery of Hinterkaifeck farmstead appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Legend of the lost city of Atlantis continues to enamor and engage

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    Since eons, the mystery of the lost city of Atlantis has engaged several generation of the historian fraternity in a seemingly endless debate regarding its existence. You must be wondering why and how the existence or non-existence of a city matter to humankind, which is jostling to come to terms with more threatening issues like ... The post Legend of the lost city of Atlantis continues to enamor and engage appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Brothels-a burial ground for several innocent hopes, desires and futures

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Prostitution has been the longest running organized crime against women, which probably will never be completely abolished. Though there men who also choose prostitution as the means of earning money, most of them are not subjected to trafficking and rape which millions of women have to endure around the world. Some of the oldest red ... The post Brothels-a burial ground for several innocent hopes, desires and futures appeared first on InstaBlogs - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
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  • WhatsApp Hits 800mn Monthly Active User Mark [Efforts To Monetize Soon?]

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:07 am
    Facebook’s instant messaging app WhatsApp is on a roll, with CEO Jan Koum revealing that the company now has over 800 million monthly active users on its platform. WhatsApp has been adding roughly 100 million active users every four months, inching closer to its parent company’s 1.4 billion user record. With WhatsApp recently debuting its much awaited voice calling feature last month, industry watchers expect growth to speed up, allowing the app to hit 1bn active users by the year end. Mark Zuckerberg has previously said that he expects WhatsApp to contribute to Facebook’s bottom end,…
  • This Weekend, Let’s Play ‘Spot The Poor’ Game

    NextBigWhat
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Mark Zuckerberg is extremely clear about his vision behind Internet.org – to get as many people online (especially those who cannot afford Internet). This is what he recently wrote (on Facbook): But net neutrality is not in conflict with working to get more people connected. These two principles — universal connectivity and net neutrality — can and must coexist. To give more people access to the internet, it is useful to offer some service for free. If someone can’t afford to pay for connectivity, it is always better to have some access than none at all. Internet.org doesn’t…
  • Is This Airtel’s Last Ditch Effort At Salvaging Airtel Zero?

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Airtel has been in damage control ever since Net Neutrality advocates lashed out at its Airtel Zero platform, and things only seemed to go from bad to worse when e-commerce player Flipkart pulled out of the program. Now, the company is going all out to raise awareness about Airtel Zero – explaining things (also leaving a few questions unanswered) and even questioning the stand of net neutrality activists. Airtel weapon for today? – Anand Chandrasekaran, Chief Product Officer at Airtel – who broke his silence on Twitter over the issue, saying that Airtel Zero was just…
  • Google Search Results Show Content From Apps Not Installed On A User’s Smartphone

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Google App Indexing for Android is already a great way of showing users not just search results from the web, but information from within apps they’ve got installed on their phones. Now Google has rolled out a new feature that shows users Play Store suggestions for apps containing the information they’re searching for, which aren’t installed on their phones. The company says that users may begin to see app install buttons in their search results that leads them to the Play Store, where they can install the app, and then continue straight to the information they were initially seeking.
  • Google Begins Cardboard VR Headset Certification Program

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Google cardboard has become a surprise hit among early adopters of VR, and the company is now taking the program to the next level. The company has begun a certification program, which basically clone headsets with a “Works with Google Cardboard” sticker. All manufacturers have to do is follow certain guidelines and get a once over from the company. Further, certified manufacturers will also get a tool to generate profiles that will be placed on the headset as a QR code which can be scanned by the user within the Google Cardboard app. The app will then adjust parameters set by the…
 
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    Tech Bangalore

  • This Chrome Extension for Feedly let’s you read full article of partial feeds

    Prashanth
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Feedly has been the feed reader of my choice since the time Google sunsetted it’s Reader. Though I enjoy reading on Feedly, it merely becomes a notification platform since 70 to 80% of the my subscribed feeds are partial. This ruins the whole experience since I need to click on every article and go to respective website, read and comeback to Feedly. For the publishers, they force you to visit their site since they can’t effectively monetise feed traffic. Today I come across a Chrome Extension which uses Readability to fetch full article within Feedly. Here is how we can set this…
  • Scripbox – Invest In Mutual Funds With The Help Of Science & Analysis

    Prashanth
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    I recently came across Scripbox when one of my colleagues shared an interesting blog post of theirs. Scripbox is an investing platform which allows one to easily invest in Mutual Funds. Personally, I have been investing in some funds to get some tax advantage (ELSS Funds) through an independent fund manager. For first few investments I took his advice, though it wasn’t bad, later I realised I could have done better had I done my own research. It’s also a general mistake we all do, we do more research on a phone or TV we are going to buy than on a fund we are suggested to invest…
  • Teewe, Chromecast like, but not Chromecast

    Prashanth
    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

    Prashanth
    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: BigBasket.com – The Online Grocery Store

    Prashanth
    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 bigbasket.com. 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…
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    The India Uncut Blog

  • Imagine You Are A Computer

    Amit Varma
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:39 pm
    This is the 39th installment of my fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. Being human sucks in many ways, but one of its great advantages is that little thing called the imagination. We can imagine away our frailties and pretend to rise above our cognitive limitations. We are all Walter Mitty and Mungerilal, so this following thought experiment should appeal to you. Imagine that you are not a human being, but a computer designed to play poker perfectly and take the money of puny humans. Now tell me: what would change in the way you play the game? (Pause and think about…
  • The New Face of Cricket

    Amit Varma
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    This is the 15th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. One trend that never goes out of fashion is lamenting the present, claiming that things were better in the past. Logically, one would not expect this to be the case in sport. After all, most sports seem close to their zenith at any given point in time. Usain Bolt is way faster than Carl Lewis, Federer and Nadal would whoop McEnroe or Becker’s ass, Magnus Carlsen would probably beat Bobby Fischer. Better technology (including in training) and more accumulated knowledge about…
  • Why I Will Not Grow a Beard

    Amit Varma
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    A Telegraph report tells us about a study that reveals that more and more men are growing beards because they are “feeling under pressure from other men and are attempting to look aggressive by being more flamboyant with their whiskers.” There are evolutionary reasons for this; apparently, we are wired this way. You will note, now, that there were more beards in the New Zealand team than in the Australian one in today’s World Cup final. Does this mean that one side was pretending to be macho and signalling aggressive intent, while the other side, um, didn’t need to?
  • Free Speech Does Not Mean Disruptive Heckling

    Amit Varma
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    This comment of mine was published a couple of days ago on Scroll. Imagine Jerry Seinfeld is performing in India. A packed house is in attendance, getting rapturous as Seinfeld gets into his flow. And then, a bunch of hecklers from the Bajrang Dal disrupt the show. Seinfeld takes the interruption gracefully, but the hecklers won’t let him finish, and he eventually makes one last joke and then leaves the stage. What would your reaction be to this incident? I would be aghast, and very clear on who was in the wrong: the hecklers. If the Bajrang Dal chaps protested that Seinfeld’s…
  • The Answer is 42

    Amit Varma
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:35 pm
    This is the 38th installment of my fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. The answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything, according to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, is 42. The computer that came up with this took 7.5 million years to calculate it, though the question for this answer wasn’t known. Well, I have a guess as to what it was. My guess is that Douglas Adams was a keen connoisseur of Pot Limit Omaha, and he got into the following hand with his friend Richard Dawkins. Adams had T985ds, spades and diamonds, and the flop…
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  • Snapdeal Premises Raided By FDA For Selling Illegal & Restricted Drugs

    Mohul Ghosh
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:14 am
    Food & Drug Administration (FDA) team in Mumbai raided Snapdeal’s Mumbai premises at Goregaon for allegedly selling illegal and restricted drugs which are meant to be sold only via prescription. FDA had received complaints where it was claimed that Snapdeal is selling drugs such as Ascoril cough syrup and Vigora tablets on their website. Both of these products as well as other medicines which were earlier available on Snapdeal have now been removed. Check out the error message, which clearly shows that it was available on Snapdeal earlier! Dr Harshdeep Kamble, FDA commissioner in…
  • Sorry Mark Zuckerberg, We Cannot Allow You To Control Internet. 5 Reasons He Is Completely Wrong

    Mohul Ghosh
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Mark Zuckerberg has written a letter, meant for all activists of Net Neutrality in India. In his letter, he says, “The Internet is one of the most powerful tools for economic and social progress” and argues that “this is why we created Internet.org, our effort to connect the whole world”. He informs us that “already more than 600 million people in eight countries can now access free basic services through Internet.org” & highlighting his achievements in India, he shares, “we’ve already rolled out free basic services on the Reliance network to millions of people in Tamil…
  • Why Most Successful People Are Insomniacs? Sleep & Work Patterns of The 10 Famous People

    Vaishnavi Kanekal
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:16 pm
    An open ended Q&A from Mark Zuckerberg is a situation that doesn’t present itself in everyday life. Ever know what you’d ask when the colorblind youngest billionaire gave you an opportunity to ask him any details of his life? Well, Dan Higgins, a FB user knew! Good question but great answer Mark! This reply of his has been going viral on the internet since Tuesday, which gets us to actually review our work and sleep patterns. The average work hours universally accepted are 35-40 hours a week and Mark works more than the average employee in his company which most of us thought was…
  • Indian-Origin Scientist Unveils World’s First Self-Powered Video Camera

    Harshil Patel
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:14 am
    What if you were told that there is no need of power to run a video camera and it can generate power by capturing images? Yes, you heard that right! That’s where today’s technology is getting to. The world’s fist self-powered video camera has been unveiled by an Indian scientist, Shree Nayar at Columbia University. The device lets you take selfies or capture an image, record videos and store them forever. Most important point to note is that pixels used in the device can not only produce light, but it can also convert the incident light into electric power using photodiodes. In fact, it…
  • The New Google Handwriting Input App Is Amazing But Use It With Caution

    Mohul Ghosh
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:01 am
    Google Research team has announced the launch of their new handwriting input app for Android devices, which enables users to directly scribble into their devices. It supports both stylus and fingers for input mode, and can quickly understand your words and capture your inputs into the screen. As per their new blog posted by the Handwriting Team of Google Research, they have stated that this new app can support 82 languages in 20 distinct scripts, along with supporting Emojis which users can simply draw using their fingers or stylus. How Will It Help Users? The last resistance to the usage of…
 
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    Great Indian Mutiny

  • Soeda Ended Hewitt’s run to Achieve Win Record in Houston

    John
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Go Soeda from Japan was able to beat Lleyton Hewitt from Australia, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 last Monday night during the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship’s first round. Hewitt, a 34-year-old former World Number 1 (2009 tournament champion), needed 2 wins to be the 7th player in today’s Open Era to achieve 100 wins on grass and clay courts. He was a serve away to get 99 wins on clay, but Soeda won the tiebreaker, and was able to keep the upper hand all throughout the 3rd set, and the match ended when Hewitt did a double fault. Hewitt already had 367 hard court wins and 128 grass court…
  • New 1 Minute Charging Aluminum Mobile Battery Developed

    John
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    The frustration of experiencing a phone battery dying frustrates anyone, and the long wait for it to fully charge is frustrating as well. But this issue can be eradicated soon, as scientists unveiled a new battery that has the ability to be fully charged in just one minute. A group of researchers from Stanford University developed an aluminum battery that is a great alternative to lithium-ion batteries being used today in smartphones. The researchers even claim that the battery is environmentally friendly and not combustible. Hongjie Dai, a Stanford chemistry professor stated that their team…
  • Jeff Novitzky Hired by UFC to Improve Athlete Drug Testing Program

    John
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:19 am
    Jeff Novitzky, a federal steroid cop, decided to turn in his badge to accept cleanup duties in the lucrative and wild cage fighting world. Novitzky will be Ultimate Fighting Championships’ athlete health and performance vice president, the largest mixed martial arts promoter to date. The UFC announced in a surprising post last Monday on their website, that Novitzky will lead a new program that is designed in ensuring all athletes that competes are with only natural abilities to make sure that there is always a fair playing field. Novitzky, a Food and Drug Administration criminal…
  • Japan Plans to Schedule AIIB Dialogues with China

    John
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    Taro Aso, Japan’s Finance Minister stated last Tuesday that China and Japan is planning to hold discussions in Beijing regarding finance issues in June. Topics to be discussed may include like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a China-led project. The discussions will mark the very first bilateral dialogue about finance since 2012, when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in office. This was when diplomatic relations were strained between Japan and China regarding past East China Sea wartime and territorial issues. The two countries held talks regarding finance 4 times already…
  • Iran Plans to Ease Women Ban on Sporting Events That Involves Men

    John
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    Since the 1979 Iran Islamic Revolution, in most sporting events that involve men, women are not allowed to attend. But this may change as a top sports official from Iran stated that for some events, the women ban will be removed. Abdolhamid Ahmadi, Deputy Sports Minister of Iran, stated last Saturday that there are plans to allow families and women to attend sporting events in sports stadiums by next year. Though it isn’t clear yet on which games Iranian women will be allowed to attend. During the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup in Canberra, supporters of Iran displayed a banner to urge…
 
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  • Nizamuddin: a meditation

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    I've lived in Nizamuddin West for four years now. Four? Maybe a little longer.My first house had an outside bathroom, but it's where I fell in love. It was a great house. I remember it still with fondness. There were so many rooms! And a false fireplace. And crazy retro tiles and switches. I loved that house. I'd be there still if they hadn't broken down the house next to it and the cupboards which were joined to it fell apart. (A 'bhai behen' house as the construction people called it.) Oh, also the outside bathroom got old in the winter and when I was drunk.From the back terrace. Look how…
  • Not just a silly love song

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:55 pm
    I think I can trace it all back to 1992. Like a lot of you, I think my first glimpse of real TRU LUV was the romance between Aamir Khan and Ayesha Jhulka in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander. We didn’t speak Hindi at home being a weirdly all-over-the-place Indian family whose only common language was English, and I didn’t have very much in common with any of the characters, but Pehla Nasha (which I am playing again right now as I’m writing the story) still elicits in me this feeling of great, growing excitement, butterflies in my tummy, and the innocence of first love. How adorable is Aamir Khan…
  • Yes, as a matter of fact I AM menstruating as I write this

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:20 am
    A photo flashed around my social media last week, showing a fully dressed girl lying on a bed, with her back to us. The caption underneath said Instagram had removed the photo, and for a moment, I couldn’t think why: it looked perfectly appropriate to me. And then I saw the spot of blood on the girl’s bottom and the other smudge of blood on the bedsheet behind her. The photo had been removed because it showed menstruation—something that is as natural as having a cold, except it’s not a disease, it’s just this quirk of biology, it’s what prepares women to keep propogating the human…
  • Television freak show cops and robbers everywhere

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:24 am
    We need to talk about zoos. That’s right, the big compound in your city that you probably don’t pay attention to unless it’s wedding season and a huge hoard of relatives have descended upon you and you need to figure out how to entertain their squalling brats. Zoos. Short for zoological parks, places that should be full of awe and wonder and summon up images of the Sahara or the Australian outback or the deepest Antartica, and instead only remind you of depressed animals. Most of India’s zoos are pretty pathetic. The Delhi zoo actually is housed in an absolutely gorgeous piece of land…
  • What I'm Reading: Link List #6

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:39 am
    Trying to clear this backlog of links PLUS trying to put off doing some real writing. The blog is a writer's frenemy! I'm awfully sleepy this morning, but I've already come up with a great name and concept for a YouTube channel: eMdorse, like when I endorse stuff? Recommendations and things. Now that I've named it, I feel like my work is done. Yay for ideas!Onward!Free + amazing short stories and essays in Out Of Print magazine. This time's issue is all about violence against women, and the editors are Samhita Arni and Meena Kandasamy and the whole thing is just SO GOOD, I urge you to…
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    Marketing Practice

  • Brand Update : This summer, Frooti gets a major makeover

    Harish B
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:13 am
    This summer, the 30 year old Frooti has got a bold makeover. Frooti has re-branded itself with a new logo, new packaging and ofcourse new brand communication. Frooti has a commanding 80% + share in the tetra-pack segment of the Rs 3500 crore Indian mango drink market. But the overall market share of the brand is only 11% in the total market. This is because the market is dominated by PET packsThe brands like Maaza and Slice dominate the market with their PET bottle variants. More over, the company feels that Frooti is perceived to be a kid's brand thus alienating the young/teen consumers…
  • Brand Update : Fair & Handsome ropes in Hrithik Roshan

    Harish B
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    Indian men's grooming  market is estimated to be  Rs 4300 crore market ( Source - Euromonitor). The skin care market is estimated to be around Rs 700 crore. The fairness segment for men was created and dominated by Fair and Handsome . Launched in 2005, FAH became hugely popular. The brand rode to fame with the endorsement from Shah Rukh Khan.After 8 years of association with SRK, FAH has now roped in Hrithik Roshan as the brand ambassador. Hrithik is featured in the new ad for FAH Face wash. The men's face wash category is worth to be around Rs 250 crore. The 8 years association…
  • Brand Update : Sunfeast Brand Architecture

    Harish B
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
    Launched in 2003, Sunfeast has come a long way. The brand has become an umbrella brand endorsing a wide range of biscuit and other products from the ITC stable. It is interesting to see the brand architecture of Sunfeast.Brand Architecture refers to the strategy in which the company decides on how to use the brand elements and how these elements are shared across products. So Sunfeast's brand architecture refers to the strategy on the usage of Sunfeast brand elements across various products.ITC has used Sunfeast as an Umbrella ( Family ) brand name for biscuit and snack products from its…
  • Milso : The ( Goat) Milk Soap

    Harish B
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:46 am
    Brand : MilsoCompany : Good Buy Soaps and CosmeticsBrand analysis count : # 556This post is about a soap brand from my state of Kerala. It feels good when some one from a predominantly consumer state like Kerala dives into the world of marketing with a brand. Milso is a " Made in India" brand of soap from a little known firm - Good Buy Soaps and Cosmetics. According to reports, the company which began operations in 2007 has been marketing soaps in the rural markets. This is the first foray into the branded urban consumer space.Milso soap's USP is that it is made from goat's milk. According to…
  • 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…
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    The Big Picture

  • Are online education's prospects brightening?

    4 Apr 2015 | 2:48 am
    Yes, it appears from a recent article in the Economist. We have to be clear what we mean here. Online education through mass open online courses (MOOC) has caught on - in the sense of helping people educate themselves. But the nub of the issue is whether such education translates into a job, whether an online degree is saleable. So far, this hasn't happened because universities and employers are unwilling to recognise an online degree as a substitute for an on-campus or full-time degree. But this may be changing in subtle ways. Universities can use online education to supplement on-campus…
  • Remaking RBI: Rushing changes is unwise

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:04 am
    Moves are afoot to diminish the role of RBI in the financial sector. Whatever the theoretical merits of the different proposals, the government needs to hasten slowly. It's not as if financial regulation or the RBI in particular is an obstacle to growth today. There are plenty of other things the government needs to do more urgently in terms of the economic agenda - it's hard to see why remaking the RBI should be a priority at the moment.It may be well that the political establishment, including the bureaucracy, has been upset over the years over the RBI's stand on interest rates.Some of its…
  • Manufacturing: China's loss may not be India's gain

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:43 am
    India's manufacturing sector has disappointed in the past- it has failed to create the large number of jobs India needs. Many think that, with the right policies, India can grab a big share of manufacturing jobs out of China and into other Asian countries. This may not happen, as an article in the Economist points out.One reason China is expected to lose is that wages in China have been rising rapidly. But China is offsetting this through use of greater automation- it has stepped up use of robots- and by massive investment in infrastructure. If productivity gains keep ahead of wage rates,…
  • Global banks no longer make money

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:43 am
    As readers of this blog would know, I have always been sceptical about size in banking. It's not that the bigger you are, the more money you make; or the more spread about you are across nations, the more money you make.Today, three Cs- the costs of capital, compliance and complexity- overwhelm the size effect, as the world's top banks are discovering. The Economist tried to see what sort of return on equity the big global banks would make under the new Basel 3 capital requirements (they assumed equity capital requirement or core tier I equity would come to 12-12%). They stripped out one-off…
  • China's Infrastructure Bank can't be thwarted

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    The US is miffed with the UK for agreeing to join China's proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. India too is expected to be among the 35 countries that will join.Infrastructure in Asia needs enormous funding. The World Bank cannot meet its needs nor the ADB. The IMF/ World Bank have refused to change their governance structure in line with the changing realities of the world. China is sitting on foreign exchange reserves of $ 3.8 trillion. The AIIB is inevitable under the circumstances.The AIIB will be dominated by China, unlike the proposed Brics Bank where all the founding…
 
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    Atanu Dey On India's Development

  • An ad from 1947: “The Uphill Task Ahead”

    Atanu Dey
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:53 pm
    My friend Veer shared this advertisement from 1947. After 68 years, Indians are still fighting a war on poverty and it is still an “Uphill Task Ahead.” Very little has changed since 1947 in the economic environment, and what little change there has been regressive. Certainly relative to 1947, Indians have progressed but relative to others, India has slipped further behind. Note that in the advertisement, the attitude is one of collectivization, that we have to mount a war on poverty by “closing ranks” and “unitedly attack”. That sets the stage for a…
  • Pohela Boishakh, Vishu, and Puthandu Greetings

    Atanu Dey
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    It’s a new year for the people of Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Happy New Year wishes. ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः । सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah Sarve Santu Nir-Aamayaah | Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet | Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih || Om, may all become happy, All…
  • Rich People Spend More

    Atanu Dey
    11 Apr 2015 | 4:02 pm
    It is very satisfying when research corroborates naive intuition. We expect water to flow downhill and when research after much painstaking data analysis concludes that indeed water flows downhill, it is a valuable addition to human knowledge and understanding. Switching off sarcasm mode now. I entered that mode when I read “Rich People Are Great at Spending Money to Make Their Kids Rich, Too” in The Atlantic. (Hat tip: Rajan.) An accompanying graphic shows “Share of Spending on Certain Categories, by Income Group” — Naive intuition and a bit of introspection is…
  • Watching the Lunar Eclipse

    Atanu Dey
    4 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    Right now, as seen from San Jose, CA, the moon is close to totally eclipsed. The footage from Los Angeles’s Griffith Observatory below. This is the third in a series of four total lunar eclipses that began in mid-April last year.
  • Goodbye, Mr Lee Kuan Yew

    Atanu Dey
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Goodbye, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I mourn your passing. Never had tears at the death of any leader. You're the 1st & probably the last. — Atanu Dey (@atanudey) March 23, 2015
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    WirelessDuniya

  • Is the Time Right for Enterprise Mobile Apps?

    Keval Padia
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:40 am
    Enterprise apps are on the rise and with the advancement in technology the development of enterprise apps has changed a lot. The way, the developer creates the app depends on the need of the app. The requirements differ for every app and it depends on the type of app which platform would be the best
  • Steal away laptops at awesome prices

    Sidhartha
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    No wonder laptops have become an indispensable part of our lives. Long gone are those days when getting a laptop from the market made you get up and check each and every retail store in your vicinity to get the best model. Today there are hundreds of online shopping sites literally that offer a wide
  • The Best Ways to Get Innovative Ideas for Your Next Mobile App

    Sidhartha
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    There has been an enormous increase in the numbers of paid downloads and free app downloads over the years. Especially the free app download is going to experience unprecedented enormity in the years to come and is expected to reach the figure of 211.31 billion downloads by 2016. The size of the market will be
  • Best DSLR Cameras for Beginners

    Sidhartha
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    When it comes to producing high quality images, nothing beats the power of a quality digital single-lens reflex or DSLR camera. Unlike smartphones and tablets, these snappers have more advanced features that can help you capture a wide variety of images. In addition, it also gives you more freedom to manually tweak the settings so
  • How Online Operators Have Opened Up the Forex World

    Sidhartha
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    The world of forex is a matrix of numbers, stats and ever shifting decimal places, all of which make earning a profit a tricky task. However, thanks to the evolution of online operators, the market has not only become more accessible to the currency exchange novice, but also much easier to understand. Today, when you
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    Mobile Pundit

  • Netcore launches Smartech, India’s first cross-channel marketing automation platform

    VeerChand Bothra
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    Digital marketing solutions provider netCORE has launched Smartech, a cloud-based marketing technology platform. With the launch of Smartech, netCORE aims to help modern marketers streamline digital communication, increase engagement, automate cross-channel workflows, deliver data-driven personalization and improve operational efficiency. Commenting on the launch, Rajesh Jain, Founder and Managing Director, netCORE, said, “Smartech is yet another example of industry-leading innovation that netCORE has been known for. As technology transforms marketing, Smartech is exactly the platform…
  • 10 most valuable startups worldwide

    VeerChand Bothra
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Source: Statista
  • Weekly Tidbits

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

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

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

  • Mango Mania: Spicy Mango Salsa

    Meena
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    As a kid growing up in Kuwait, I remember eating mangoes in abundance during the summer months. For the entire months of April-June, our king-sized fridge would have a whole shelf dedicated to this princely fruit. My Dad would buy them by the boxes at the beginning of each week, and we just could never get […] The post Mango Mania: Spicy Mango Salsa appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
  • Recipe Video: Jeera Alu

    Meena
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Hi guys! Here is a recipe video for Jeera Alu. It’s really quick and simple to make and is absolutely delicious with some plain Dal and rotis on the side. I first blogged about this recipe a long time ago in one of my Indian Cooking 101 posts, introducing you all to various spices used […] The post Recipe Video: Jeera Alu appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
  • In Spite of Spice: Egg Biryani

    Meena
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    I always get asked by other moms how and when I introduced Baby Dear to spicy food. The truth is, I never did. It is widely known in our family and friends circle that Baby Dear shies away from spicy food. It is also understood, however, that the kid will eat anything that’s tasty. Anything. […] The post In Spite of Spice: Egg Biryani appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
  • A Kickin’ Affair: Chicken Kebabs

    Meena
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Hubby Dear and me are huge fans of kebabs, the chicken kebab being our favourite. These bite-sized succulent chunks of meat, delicately spiced and dunked into some chutney or even simply ketchup, can make us swoon and forgo a 6-course meal altogether. Hence, it comes as no surprise that while I was pregnant with Baby […] The post A Kickin’ Affair: Chicken Kebabs appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
  • Recipe Video: Andhra Chicken Curry

    Meena
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hi guys! Here is a recipe video for my very own Andhra Chicken Curry. It’s a fairly quick and simple curry to make and is absolutely delicious with some plain rice or rotis on the side. Please subscribe to my YouTube cooking channel to get new recipe videos every week. Also, don’t forget to like […] The post Recipe Video: Andhra Chicken Curry appeared first on Hooked on Heat.
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    TUTORIALS

  • Cara Mengembalikan File Yang Terhapus di Handphone Android

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:10 am
    Mungkin kita pernah melakukan kesalahan yang paling tidak kita inginkan berkaitan dengan android yaitu terhapusnya file pada handphone android kita secara tidak sengaja, hal ini memang sangat menjengkelkan, apalagi jika file tersebut adalah file berharga dan tidak terbackup sebelumnya, dan oleh karena itu kami akan memberikan informasi Cara Mengembalikan File Yang Terhapus di Handphone Android
  • Kelebihan Dan Kekurangan Iphone Replika Atau Supercopy

    21 Mar 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Tentunya anda sudah mengetahui kalau handphone milik apple yaitu iphone sudah banyak beredar replika , supercopy atau superkingnya bukan? sudahkah anda mengetahui Kelebihan Dan Kekurangan Iphone Replika Atau Supercopy tersebut? sebaiknya sebelum anda memutuskan untuk membeli iphone replika anda harus tahu dulu resiko kelebihan dan kekurangannya, pasalnya handphone-handphone replika tersebut
  • Cara Root ASUS Zenfone 5 Kitkat

    19 Mar 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Rooting handphone pintar berbasis android memang sangat perlu dilakukan terlebih lagi jika anda adalah pribadi yang senang mengoprek handphone pintar berbasis android, dengan rooting handphone android anda maka akses lebih dalam mengelola ataupun hanya sekedar untuk menjalankan aplikasi yang mewajibkan anda sudah meroot handphone berbasis android anda. Begitupun dengan pengguna handphone asus
  • Cara Membedakan Samsung asli dan Replika

    19 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    Banyaknya barang palsu yang beredar di pasaran memang mencemaskan terutama produk buatan Cina yang sering mereplika produk – produk sesuai aslinya tak terkecuali ponsel keluaran vendor asal Korea Selatan, Samsung. Produk replika merupaka produk super copy yang memang sangat mirip dengan aslinya dan kebanyakan pengguna ponsel yang awam agak kesulitan untuk mengtahui perbedaannya. Meskipun hampir
  • Tips Cara Memperbaiki Hardisk Rusak Badsector dengan Tool Windows

    17 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    Tips Cara Memperbaiki Hardisk Rusak Badsector dengan Tool Windows - Beberapa orang mengalami kendala hardisknya error atau mengalami kesalahan yang di sebut badsector. Untuk kali ini Tutorials akan sharing tentang cara memperbaiki hardisk dengan tool yang sudah tersedia pasa windows kita, apa manfaat tool ini? tool ini akan mengecek kerusakan dan bisa menyembuhkan kesalahan yang terdapat pada
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    Gurcharan Das

  • Land agitators forget even a farmer’s son needs a job

    22 Mar 2015 | 12:26 am
    India elected Narendra Modi to control inflation, restrain corruption and bring back jobs. Inflation has come under control; there has been no corruption scandal in the past ten months; but jobs are nowhere in sight. Modi is banking on his ambitious ‘Make in India’ programme to revive manufacturing and deliver a million new jobs that are needed each month. But the problem is that manufacturing is precisely the sector that has historically let India down. Since 1991, India’s growth has been driven largely by services. Can Modi reverse this unhappy trend and usher in a genuine industrial…
  • 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…
 
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    nanopolitan

  • Links: Women in Science Edition

    Abi
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Toni Schmader, Jessica Whitehead, and Vicki H. Wysocki: A Linguistic Comparison of Letters of Recommendation for Male and Female Chemistry and Biochemistry Job Applicants. Letters of recommendation are central to the hiring process. However, gender stereotypes could bias how recommenders describe female compared to male applicants. In the current study, text analysis software was used to examine 886 letters of recommendation written on behalf of 235 male and 42 female applicants for either a chemistry or biochemistry faculty position at a large U.S. research university. Results revealed more…
  • Links

    Abi
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Anjali Vaidya at India BioScience: Unaddressed demands remain after research fellowship hike. Uses several quotes from IISc students and faculty! Prashant Nanda in Mint: Govt climbs down, to drop IIM council plan. "The HRD ministry’s change of heart came after the business schools raised concerns, say two government officials". Adam Connor-Simons in MIT News: How three MIT students fooled the world of scientific journals. SCIGen is 10 years old, and this is a timely (and short) profile of the MIT grad students who created it. For the Ilayaraja fans: Rare Photos Of Music Composer…
  • Links: Higher Ed Edition

    Abi
    11 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    The most depressing thing you will read this month. Kendall Powell in Nature (April 2015): The future of the postdoc. "There is a growing number of postdocs and few places in academia for them to go. But change could be on the way." As usual, Google has figured it all out! Ivan Oransky in The Conversation: Unlike a Rolling Stone: is science really better than journalism at self-correction? Richard Van Noorden, Brendan Maher & Regina Nuzzo in Nature (October 2014): The top 100 papers. "Nature explores the most-cited research of all time."
  • Links

    Abi
    11 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    Prem Panicker at Smoke Signals: RIP Jayakanthan. Sriram V. at Madras Heritage and Carnatic Music: A Chola Gift to Chennai.
  • Links

    Abi
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Susannah Locke in Vox.com: 15 ways to tell if that science news story is hogwash The excellent chart ... offers "A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science." It was put together by the blogger [Andy Brunning, a chemistry teacher in the UK] behind the chemistry site Compound Interest. It isn't meant to be an exhaustive list — and not all of these flaws are necessarily fatal. A bold initiative in France: Ambition in Paris: The creation of the University of Paris-Saclay’s campus will cost €2 billion ($2.17 billion), and a government-funded €2.5 billion ($2.72 billion) extension of the Paris…
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    Project Why

  • A wedding to remember

    Anuradha Bakshi
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Rani got married yesterday and before I go any further this is not a picture from her wedding! So as I was saying Rani got married yesterday and needless to say I was there. But as is the hallmark of all Indian weddings, I barely got to see her though we did manage a few stolen moments while she was made to wait in what at best would be called a store room, for her entry on stage. Indian weddings are really a play in many acts where scripts always go awry and time goes AWOL. If things had gone on schedule then I would have been part of at last some of the ceremonies though I knew I would not…
  • Sadie Sadie Married Lady

    Anuradha Bakshi
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am
    Sadie Sadie Married Lady is the song from Funny Girl that for some God forsaken reason  always comes to my mind when a girl gets wedded. The last girl I married was my first born and tomorrow someone I also consider as my child ties the proverbial knot. She is also is part and parcel of my fifteen year journey as Project Why's Anou Ma'am! This picture was taken years ago and God we have come a long way. Rani has blossomed into an incredible woman of substance and the Ma'am has acquired many more wrinkles and grey hair. But c'est la vie as they say! As Rani gets ready for her big day, I…
  • READ - RIGHT - RUN

    Anuradha Bakshi
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:02 pm
    A hurried call from grandson yesterday - yes he nows knows how to call; today's kids are incredible - informed us that he was running a marathon and had his 'number'. He put the phone down before we could ask anything further. I  thought that it was some race for children and left it at that. Imagine my surprise when I received a mail from his mom with a link to what this was all about. It is an initiative called READ - RIGHT - RUN. The informative website sums the idea in the following words:  The program’s goal is to develop reading-proficient, community-minded and…
  • The only child with a thousand children

    Anuradha Bakshi
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:16 pm
    The only child celebrated her 63rd last week. You guessed right the only child is me! Being an only child is not easy. Being an only child to older parents is again not easy particularly when you come after a child who did not make it. The fear of losing you translates into an overload of protective love that isolates you even more. Add to that a nomadic life that takes you across the globe to strange lands with obsessive regularity shrinks your world even more as is apparent in the innumerable yellowed photographs that bear witness to my childhood: it is either me alone; me and one of my…
  • One child every 10 seconds

    Anuradha Bakshi
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Forgive the rather disgusting picture that illustrates this mail but there is a method to my madness. This picture was taken close to the Chhattrapur Temple located not far from Utpal's school. He wanted   to buy some sweets and this was the closest market. We have just experienced another nine days of the bi-annual feeding frenzy that happens in North India during what is known as the Navratas, or nine nights dedicated to the Goddess.What has become tradition, or a way to please God and Godesses is the feeding of people. Tents are erected at every street corner, food is cooked sur…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • {Video} @RDConsultingIN interviews me for @Social_Samosa #socialmedia

    Gautam Ghosh
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    Ritu David interviewed me about my social media journey during the Social Media Week at Bangalore on my blogging and social media journey.Here's the video:) Hope you like itIf you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • The promise and the challenges of Employer Branding

    Gautam Ghosh
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    As some of you know I joined Flipkart with the designation of Director - Talent Branding. Many people after that have asked me what exactly is my role and what would I be doing.Here are my top few thoughts on the need for employer branding:Why is it important?Attracting great talent biggest challenge (Randstad Report)Brand Image and company reputation play most important (Aon Hewitt, LinkedIn India survey)New communication / media platforms require organizations to build their presence across a variety of media platformsEmployer Branding strategy helps in attracting better culturally fit…
  • The @LinkedIn video: How to get a job at @Flipkart

    Gautam Ghosh
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:04 am
    So my colleague Vamsi and I were interviewed by folks at LinkedIn as part of their campaign with MTV India's #GetAJob on what it takes to get a job at Flipkart using LinkedInSo here's the video :)If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • The 3000th blog post - reflections on 13 years of blogging

    Gautam Ghosh
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm
    So I thought I would blog on something special for this post, but then I realised that maybe this should just be a "looking back" post. And as my friend Steve Levy suggested on Twitter @GautamGhosh Or you can write about the pros & cons of being an early adopter of anything #HRtech – imagine getting into LinkedIn today— Steve Levy (@LevyRecruits) March 24, 2015I wandered into blogging by accident - as I guess most of us who discovered blogging in 2002 did. The pros outweighed the cons. You were part of a small community of bloggers and read each other's blog posts.Being part of a…
  • Stop the spam on LinkedIn !

    Gautam Ghosh
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:53 pm
    I loved LinkedIn. Really. I was an early adopter. My membership number is 18770. (you can find yours by going to your profile page - it's the number after https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id= )I was on LinkedIn before you had profile pics :) But I am getting nostalgic about the good ol' days. But of late, many people are falling for spam on LinkedIn. No, I don't mean those mathematical puzzles (though they are irritating too) or "see the letters and the first word will tell.." (ditto). If you're a connection of mine that responds to either one of those there's only one thing I do, I…
 
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    India Travel & Photography Blog

  • Playing Kick Volleyball in Myanmar

    Arun Bhat
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    During my photography tour to Myanmar last year, we were gallivanting in a small village in central Mynamar, in some very picturesque locations. At the hour of sunset, we found these guys engaged in a serious game of Kick Volleyball. The houses of the village in the background, and the colours of the evening sky added to the drama. Kick Volleyball is like volleyball, played with feet instead of hands in several countries across South East Asia. The ball used is half the size of a regular volleyball, made with cane and responds very well to the kick. I guess it requires a considerable amount…
  • Monks of Mandalay, Myanmar

    Arun Bhat
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:19 pm
    In the last five years or so, I have developed a growing fascination to everyday life of Buddhist Monks. I have spent considerable amount of time watching them when they pray, work, seek alms or go through their daily chores. It is also a happy coincidence that the countries I have visited exploring as a travel photographer in the last few years–Bhutan, Myanmar and Cambodia–have a thriving population of Buddhist Monks. This image was made in Mandalay, Myanmar, the erstwhile capital of the Burmese Kings. Thanks to the patronage of these kings and subsequently from the general…
  • Image – happy boys

    Arun Bhat
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    Initially shy, these boys were a bit apprehensive about the camera and gave a predictably stiff look. But boys must be boys, and it took less than a minute to break the ice. Once you join their inner circle, there is no stopping them from being themselves! Related PostsDurga Temple, Anegundi near HampiTeesta RiverPhoto: Temple Pond at Mahakuta The post Image – happy boys appeared first on India Travel & Photography Blog.
  • Cambodian Countryside

    Arun Bhat
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    This photograph was made in a small village at edge of Tonle Sap Lake. It was a sunny afternoon and I was walking with my Cambodian friend along the narrow street that connected practically every house in the village. Houses on both side of the road were built on stilts to make room for rising water levels during the high season. At some point, when the village ended and the vast expanse of Tonle Sap began, the road dipped into the water and disappeared. I was standing at the edge of water and watched the life go by. Children played, ran behind each other and splashed water on their friends.
  • The Elephants of Sakrebailu

    Arun Bhat
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    For the elephants of Sakrebailu, mornings are perhaps the best time of the day. This is a time when they are taken into the river, allowed to go deep into the waters and drink their heart’s fill. Soon after, the mahout will let the elephants relax in shallow waters and scrub them for almost an hour, until they are shiny clean! These elephants are looked after well: after the swim and scrub comes the time for grub. Only thing missing there is freedom, but for which, elephants of the world would have made a beeline for an accommodation in Sakrebailu elephant camp. I spent a few days last…
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    The Startup Guy

  • What’s wrong with Airtel Zero and Internet.org

    Vijay Anand
    11 Apr 2015 | 1:57 am
    I’ve been getting a lot of folks asking me why Airtel Zero is a bad idea and why it goes against Net Neutrality. Most folks actually believe it is an innovation by the operators and those of us in the camp asking for NetNeutrality are trying to thwart it. Well, Im hoping a slightly different perspective would help. In order to understand netneutrality, there is something that we all must understand well – which is the notion of commons. There are certain things, assets and infrastructure that belongs to everyone. Weather is one. The way we handle minerals and natural resources is…
  • How Ecosystems Evolve

    Vijay Anand
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Ecosystems evolve in stages. All ecosystems need three fundamental ingredients – People, Entities and Ideas. A lot of folks would say governments need to get involved, but the only thing that Governments know how to do right is by enacting policies. Early on when the ecosystems are just emerging, and there are not enough trends to define policies by, if you get the government prematurely engaged, you will end up with a lot of policies that dont reflect ground reality – or worse reflect the interests of someone trying to capitalize on an emerging ecosystem. Governments are at best…
  • 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…
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    Startups.in/View

  • Getting featured. How to easily get onto Startups?

    Naag
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Hello there, these guidelines are for those who either want to be featured @ Startups.in or have already reached out but are left wondering why is it taking so long to get published. This is to help understand the topics of interest to Startups and what you can do to ensure publicity here. Please make […]
  • Unlocking Baby’s Locker

    Naag
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    We’ve heard it countless times. Rome (or even Taj Mahal for that matter) wasn’t built in a day. But what many don’t hear though is that startup successes don’t happen overnight as well. In-fact behind those successful startups are founders who have had their own share of struggles and drama. So, believe it when you […]
  • They Dreamed. They Launched. Now, it’s your turn.

    Naag
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    LAUNCH is incredible. It seems way too good but believe me, it is every bit true. I can say so because I experienced it. Here is why I think so. Jason Calacanis, the man who needs no introduction and his team at LAUNCH have been putting together a phenomenal conference festival called LAUNCH for startups […]
  • Checking in with MeDine’s Satish Medapati

    Naag
    12 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    Over the last decade or so, I've had the privilege to converse with several entrepreneurs. I say it is a privilege because there is a lot one could learn from these risk takers irrespective of their venture's outcome and not every one gets an opportunity to do so. Thanks to all those who made it possible. In almost all cases, I noticed one key attribute which all successful entrepreneurs shared, i.e., appetence. You read that right, it is not competence but an appetite and a strong desire to be an outlier, to be different, to do something which others can only dream of and perhaps change the…
  • MBASkool – Educating students and business professionals

    Naag
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:02 pm
    "MBA". It is perhaps one of the most sought-after credentials in higher education for those aspiring to learn all about business and leadership. In India, MBA hopefuls have to go through Common Admission Test (CAT) and the scores on this test determine the eligibility to MBA programs at most colleges. Naturally, there are a plethora of sites catering to their needs. These resources range from books, blogs to niche portals, all dedicated for MBA aspirants to successfully crack the exam and get into their dream college.
 
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    Awesome Cuisine

  • Breakfast Burritos

    Praveen Kumar
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:53 am
    A delicious way to start your day with a Mexican-style breakfast dish packed with protein. Ingredients: Eggs – 3 Flour Tortillas – 2 Red Kidney Beans (Rajma) – 100 gms (optional) Tomatoes – 1/4 cup, chopped (optional) Red Capsicum – 3 tblsp, chopped (optional) Spring Onions – handful, chopped Cheese – 1/2 cup, grated Fresh […]
  • Mango and Cucumber Lassi

    Praveen Kumar
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    A delicious and refreshing drink for the hot summer days. They also make a great breakfast drink. Ingredients: Mangoes – 2, ripe Cucumber – 1, medium Plain Yogurt – 3/4 cup Milk – 1/3 cup Ice Cubes as required Mint Leaves – handful, chopped Method: 1. Choose mangoes that are not too ripe. 2. Peel […]
  • Mango Adai

    Mallika Badrinath
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Adai is a popular breakfast/dinner dish across South India. This is a summer variation with grated green mangoes and potatoes. Ingredients: Idly Rice – 4 cups Ginger – 1 inch piece Green Chillies – 8 to 10 Salt as per taste Coconut – 2 to 3 tblsp, grated Potatoes – 2 Green Mangoes – 2 […]
  • Kidney Bean Burger (Rajma Burger)

    Praveen Kumar
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:25 am
    A very simple vegetarian burger with red kidney beans (rajma). Serve with potato wedges and fries. Ingredients: Rajma (Kidney Beans) – 200 gms Tomato – 1, finely chopped Garlic Paste – 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp Breadcrumbs – 1/4 cup Soy Sauce – 2 tsp Plain Flour – 2 tblsp Lemon Juice […]
  • Honey Pepper Chicken

    Praveen Kumar
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    An easy to make sweet and savoury chicken dish. Serve with cooked rice. Ingredients: Chicken – 400 gms, boneless, chopped Corn Flour – 100 gms Plain Flour – 100 gms Eggs – 2 Black Peppercorns – 3 tblsp, crushed Honey – 100 ml Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tblsp Capsicums – 100 gms, chopped Onions […]
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    Coffee With Sundar

  • Finally! Oh Balsamiq

    Sundar Rajan G S
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Well, for a while, I had been thinking about getting my hands dirty with User Experience. It is probably the most confusing thing to get started with! After a lot (rather looooooot) of reading, referencing and cross referencing, after gaining clarity and losing it along the way, I think I made some decent progress. I read about how people think and how design of everyday things is quite involved. Most importantly, this space is so much more than cool front end designs for websites and apps. There is a “real world” out there where design is a big deal. I also read about why and…
  • Happy Birthday CWS

    Sundar Rajan G S
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:40 am
    It is time for a happy birthday CWS blog post. This is probably 6th or 7th year. I am not sure and I have definitely lost track of it. Not just that anniversary, I have lost track of CWS on the whole to be honest. With less than 10 posts in the last 12 months, I did consider if it is worth pursuing further. I am not sure what led to this thought? Probably fight against spammy comments, a family life with young kid at home, move back to India and general lack of time for anything in this place, leadership role at work, cost of hosting CWS increasing each year or may be a sheer lack of…
  • My PM just talks and doesn’t do anything

    Sundar Rajan G S
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    How often have you heard this? I have heard this a lot from developer friends. In fact, some of my relatively junior developer friends even go a step further and say that they want to become PMs because they seem to have an easy life. Is it really true that they have an easy life? Here is an amazing image from Rohini Vibhas’ page which exactly shows how PM’s roles are perceived. source: https://medium.com/@rohinivibha/so-you-want-to-manage-a-product-c664ba7e5138 The part of interest in the image is: I am not here to defend what PMs do. But I just wanted share some of my…
  • Patience & Persistence Pays! Happy 2015

    Sundar Rajan G S
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    Hi All, Since 2010, I have been writing New Year posts with messages which I learnt in that year. “Grow up once again! Happy 2010″ “Be Awesome! Happy 2011″ “Be a seeker! Happy 2012” “Take a plunge! Happy 2013” So this is fifth year! I am already happy that I am continuing to persist with these. It was very interesting year for me in 2014. Almost all my public side of life had quietened down. Hardly 15 posts in CWS website; No New paintings, although I hosted my first ART exhibition this year. Hardly 3 or 4 status updates on FB. This is an incredibly low…
  • Good & Bad PMs

    Sundar Rajan G S
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    Here is a legendary post by Ben Horowitz on what makes a good & product manager. So much worth the read. I would say this is 101 of Product Management. Here is the summary in a the tabular form. This one drives home the message clearly. http://a16z.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/good-product-manager.pdf   Good PM Bad PM Knows the market, the product, the product line and the competition extremely well & operate from a strong basis of knowledge and confidence Takes full responsibility and measures themselves in terms of the success of the product. Responsible for right…
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    Ghumakkar - Inspiring travel experiences.

  • The twin beauty of Dalhousie and Khajjiyar

    Hartej Chhatwal
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The best thing he told us was that zorbing and paragliding takes place 1km down the road. So we headed there straight and yeah it was happening. We could see the zorbing ball but no gliders. After talking to the organizers we came to know paragliding happens early morning 9-10am as winds speeds are less at that time. Related posts: Chiller Chilling Summer Trip- Dharamsala & Dalhousie, Khajjiar The route was full of Danger & natural beauty. It... Snow Escape….. Dalhousie Ahem! After a lot of avoidable delay caused due to... A Trip to Dalhousie & Khajjiar-: You will fall in love…
  • Jaisalmer – Top 10 things to see and do

    Pamela
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Located 18 km away from Jaisalmer, the way to desert Kuldhara village is known as the ghost village. Lying abandoned from the past few centuries, this village has no signs of human life and is also known as one of the haunted places in Rajasthan. A clan of eighty-five villages, Kuldhara was once inhabited by the Paliwal Brahmins, but due to some adverse happenings, the natives evacuated the village within a night. It is also said that while leaving the village, the villagers put a curse on it. According to the curse, anyone dwelling within the village will have to meet a fearful fate, death…
  • नोएडा से चन्द्रताल वाया मनाली – भाग 2

    Anoop Gusain
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Tenzin और balli ने मेरा मोबाइल नंबर लिया। मैंने भी उनका नंबर माँगा तो उन्होंने कहा ये नंबर तो हम अब बंद कर देंगे। अब तो सीजन खत्म होने वाला है। हम लोग नवंबर-दिसंबर मे दिल्ली चले जाएँगे। Tenzin दिल्ली ISBT मजनू का टीला के पास Tibet Colony जाने वाला था। balli…
 
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    India Political Blog

  • Real Estate prices – worth it ?

    magicskies
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Recently I was having a conversation with few of my friends on the topic of real estate prices in India particularly in major cities. In the Indian context, real estate, either refer to a piece of land to construct a house or an apartment in a housing community. The prices of them particularly in the [...]
  • The Modi Government and turn towards the right – Public support ?

    Ashish
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    It cannot be disputed that over the years, there is a feeling of detachment among many Hindus, that inspite of being the majority community, the Government of the day tilts towards the minority community in terms of various statements and actions. Now, this is a very sensitive topic, since if you look at social standards [...]
  • SEBI’s women rule – is it useful

    magicskies
    4 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) introduced a new regulation recently to have private companies appoint at least a woman on its management board. The deadline was this week, and companies promptly responded by appointing their wives, daughters, mothers, relatives’ on the board. The regulation has been implemented on paper (1/3 didn’t do it [...]
  • Freedom of Speech is Freedom of Speech

    magicskies
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The supreme court of India has struck down the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act as unconstitutional. This is a welcome decision. This is one such judicial case on top of other millions, that the courts are spending their precious time on. The ruling is an eventual reprieve, but does it really need [...]
  • The sad state of police independence / official investigations and corruption

    Ashish
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    This is a depressing story. Once in a while you hear about a young idealist officer who decides to take action against corruption, against illegal activities, and so on, and then goes down valiantly fighting, with the system being against him / her. If this was a movie, then the official or police officer could [...]
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    Sommelier India - India's only wine magazine

  • Trade News - Drinks Business Awards 2015

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:55 pm
    If you are in the alcoholics drinks industry you may be interested in news about the db Awards 2015. Now in its 12th year, the db awards are an authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the drinks industry, states a company release.
  • Burgundy Vintner, Anne-Claude Leflaive, Dies at 59

    10 Apr 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Anne-Claude Leflaive, proprietor of one of Burgundy's most storied white wine estates will be sorely missed by her friends and associates in the wine industry. Read Eric Asimov's tribute.
  • Sula is the big daddy of Indian wines

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Wines of Indian origin are getting better known around the world - the names that come readily to mind are Grover Zampa, KRSMA, Fratelli, Reveilo, Four Seasons and, of course, Sula - the big daddy of them all! writes Reva K. Singh. Pictured: Victor Petit, Cecilia Oldne and Sapna Knijnenberg
  • A Stellar New Release from Querciabella

    9 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    In recent news from Milan, Querciabella's 2011 Riserva is making waves in industry circles. The last time Querciabella released a Riserva, it was the 1999 vintage, writes Reva K. Singh. Since then, the estate's focus has been on harnessing the greatness of the Sangiovese grape through lot-by-lot selection.
  • Sommelier India Issue 2, April-May 2015 Released

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:08 pm
    We present here a fresh new issue of Sommelier India. Going by what I hear, each new edition is awaited with eager anticipation. And when our courier or postal system fail us, as they do occasionally, we receive irate calls and emails about not having received the magazine! This is the kind of positive feedback that has kept SI coming out six times a year ever since the first issue rolled off the EIH Press. To my surprise and gratification, it was recognised by The Limca Book of Records as the first and only Indian magazine on wine in 2005. The 60-plus issues published since then contain a…
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    MediaNama

  • Weekly Digest (10th-17th April 2015)

    MediaNama
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:04 pm
    MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors:Paytm, Getit, Practo, Times Internet and E2Efor their support. Investment & M&A – Robosoft raises $12M from Ascent & Kalaari; 99Games & Global Delight to be independent companies – Helion Venture Partners raises $300 mn to invest in early, mid startups in India – InfoEdge’s stake in PolicyBazaar down to 18%, following recent round of funding – Online test prep startup Toppr acquires competitor EasyPrep – Funding roundup: Commeasure, The Porter, CapriCoast and TaskBob – Updated: Ola confirms…
  • Lukup applies for MSO, ISP licenses; to bundle OTT content with TV and Internet

    Sneha Johari
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    On demand TV player and interactive advertising platform Lukup Media is looking to expand its over-the-top (OTT) services by acquiring multi-system operator (MSO) and internet service provider (ISP) licenses, reports IndianTelevision. These bundled services will let Lukup deliver OTT content with traditional TV and internet. Stream protected content Lukup will invest Rs 100-120 crore to roll these services out in 8 cities. It has also signed a deal with digital media solutions company Widevine to integrate DRM solutions which will allow Lukup to serve copyrighted content such as movies, music…
  • Foodpanda launches delivery services in 5 cities; plans to expand to 7 more in 6 months

    Riddhi Mukherjee
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    Rocket Internet-backed online food ordering service Foodpanda has now forayed into food delivery service as well. The service has been launched in 5 cities at present – Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune. The company plans to expand the service to 7 other cities over the next 3-6 months, though it didn’t name any specific city. Foodpanda CEO Saurabh Kochhar, who was hired last month, claimed that already 20% of the orders received by them in these 5 cities opt for the delivery service. The company is targeting to increase this to about 60-70% of all orders by next year.
  • Robosoft raises $12M from Ascent & Kalaari; 99Games & Global Delight to be independent companies

    Sneha Johari
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:40 am
    Software development company Robosoft has raised a Series B funding of ~$12 million from Ascent Capital and existing investor Kalaari Capital. Ascent led the round with ~$10 million while the rest came from Kalaari. Rohit Bhat, CEO and MD of Robosoft said that the funds will go towards scaling across segments, investment in products, user acquisition and expanding their offerings. Post this round, subsidiaries 99Games and Global Delight will become new companies, which need not depend on Robosoft for funding. Robosoft also plans to build near-shore capability in the US, Europe and Middle East…
  • Zero Rating: Slows down innovation, distorts competition & fractures the Internet

    Guest Author
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    By Vishal Misra (@Vishalmisra) The false equivalence of Zero Rating with Toll Free lines The debate over Net Neutrality and Zero Rating rages on, and one common analogy that is brought forward by pro Zero Rating advocates is that “it is just like a Toll Free line”. I request you to stop making that analogy. I have already made the case earlier that Toll free lines are used as a support mechanism and entire businesses don’t run on it, and Amod Malviya has written an excellent piece as well pointing out the different nature of Telephony and Internet businesses. He also…
 
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    INDIA INVENTS

  • Cluster Observatory-India

    A.S Rao
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Cluster Observatory developed by FMC (Foundation for MSME Clusters)  is a compendium of cluster resources for undertaking cluster intitiatives. It covers profiles of 1194 industrial clusters, 3094 handcraft clusters, 568 hand loom clusters and 154 Micro-enterprise clusters.  
  • AP Biotechnology Policy 2015: incubators and incentives for research

    A.S Rao
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:41 pm
    The policy envisages establishment of incubation centres at:a. Mega Life Sciences Park in Vizagb. JNTU in Kakinadac. Sri Venketeswara Veterinary University in Tirupatid. Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences in VijayawadaThese will be established in PPP mode. More interesting are fiscal incentives for R&D.In order to promote innovation and applied R&D in the research & academic institutions, the Government of Andhra Pradesh proposes to offer special incentives for organizations engaged in applied research and development activities encompassing the following:i.
  • Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) policy

    A.S Rao
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Government has broken down the incentives program into several divisions for both battery operated and/or hybrid models. Here are the details:Rs 1800 to Rs 29,000 for Two Wheelers Rs 3300 to Rs 61,000 for Three WheelersRs 1.3 Rs 1.38 Lakh for Four WheelersRs 17,000 to Rs 1.87 Lakh for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV)Rs 34 Lakh to Rs 66 Lakh for Buses In order to be transparent, Minister Geete also provided a details breakdown of the usage of Rs 795 crore budget which will be spent in the next 2 years: Components of the scheme2015-162016-17Technology Platform(Including testing infrastructure)Rs…
  • AP government offers commercial orders (post-project) to innovators

    A.S Rao
    4 Apr 2015 | 1:04 am
    India Innovators often complain that for all their efforts, they often get awards but no rewards. Public procurement still has no place for commercial products/ solutions developed by Indian innovators. AP Govt now offers start-ups the lifeline in the form of preferential market access, valued upto Rs 50 crores annually. As per the policy:Eligibility: (Any Startup/ MSME/Enthusiastic First Generation Technocrats/ Entrepreneurs from Andhra Pradesh, with an annual turnover between Rs 50 lakhs and Rs.25 cr, in Electronics and IT sectors can apply with suo moto…
  • Patents of Procter & Gamble

    A.S Rao
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:27 pm
    P&G is in news with Indian Patent office rejecting its patent for Smart Napkin, for lack of inventive step.P&G had claimed that the napkin indicates — through colour changes — whether the user needs to reposition or replace it after a certain time has elapsed, and if the genital area needs to be refreshed to prevent germ growth.According to P&G, the napkin provides an absorbent article that changes colour in response to external stimuli to give relevant indications to the user. The FMCG major argued that the invention involves the use of piezochromic, photochromic or…
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    Radioandmusic.com

  • Aishwarya Nigam finally gets his chance to record for Sunny Leone

    RnMTeam
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    MUMBAI: He is best known for peppy tracks like 'Munni Badnaam Hui' from 'Dabangg' and 'Tere Mohalle' from 'Besharam'. With 'Daaru Peeke Dance', Aishwarya Nigam once again has come up with an upbeat song for the film 'Kuch Kuch Locha Hai'. Singing with him on the track is 'Sunny Sunny' famed singer Neha Kakkar. The track is composed by Amjad Nadeem and lyrics are penned by Sameer Anjaan.
  • Two in five Afghans use BBC content each week

    RnMTeam
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    MUMBAI: A total of 6.6 million people – two in five adults – consume BBC content every week in Afghanistan, a new survey has found. BBC TV reaches around a fourth of the adult population of Afghanistan while BBC radio remains the BBC’s largest platform in the country.Radio - on FM and shortwave - remains the BBC’s largest platform in Afghanistan, reaching 4.7 million Afghans each week predominantly in Pashto and Dari, and in smaller numbers, in Uzbek and English.An audience of 3.2 million Afghanis watch the BBC TV each week. BBC World Service launched TV news programming in Pashto…
  • Universal Music's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' soundtrack certified gold in the United States

    RnMTeam
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    MUMBAI: The chart-topping and critically acclaimed 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Republic Records) has officially earned a Gold certification by the RIAA for physical and digital sales in excess of 500,000. The album is also seeing incredible global success, reaching Platinum status in France, Poland, Russia and Greece and Gold in the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Brazil, Ireland, Austria, Turkey and Taiwan.In addition, the soundtrack has reached number one on iTunes in sold over 90 countries and has amassed 2.5 million album equivalent sales…
  • Turnkey to sign Baba Sehgal and Sonam Kalra

    RnMTeam
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:07 am
    MUMBAI: After successfully promoting music couple Roop Kumar and Sunali Rathod, music company- Turnkey Music and Publishing is ready to sign its second artist. The company will take up the responsibility of pushing the track 'Going to the Gym' by Indian rapper Baba Sehgal.Turnkey Music & Publishing Pvt. Ltd MD Atul Churamani said, "We will sign the agreement pretty soon. We will release a bunch of singles, and will publish his tracks as well." Churamani feels that releasing a single will work for Sehgal and will also keep his fans engaged. Seghal recently released another track titled…
  • Iggy Azalea happy to look less-than-perfect

    IANS
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    MUMBAI: Rapper Iggy Azalea wants women to "relate" to her body and is happy to look less-than-perfect in photographs because she does not want to be "contrived".The ‘Fancy’ hitmaker, who recently confessed to having had breast implants, does not get upset when unflattering pictures of her appear online because she hopes it shows she is just an ordinary female, reports femalefirst.co.uk."I hope women think, 'Iggy Azalea actually has a body that is relatable to my body'... and you should feel f***ing good about that," she told Marie Claire magazine.
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    Mumbai Hikers

  • TMI: Adventurous Camping Trip to Rishikesh - Bungee Jumping, River Rafting and other Activities from 24th December till 29th December 2015.

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hey Mates, Trek Mates India has always been working for providing perfect adrenaline challenges for all its Daredevil Mates.Now your Rishikesh trip is now a grand adventure of Ganga Riverside Camping with River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Giant Swing & 1km Flying Fox.Short Info:Category: AdventureDifficulty Level: MediumBUNGEE JUMPING is an activity which involves jumping from a tall structure or from a high mountain, and you are attached to an elastic rope. Thrill comes from free falling and rebound. Bungee Jumping at Rishikesh has been one of the…
  • TMI: Adventurous Camping Trip to Rishikesh - Bungee Jumping, River Rafting and other Activities from 3rd December till 8th December 2015.

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    Hey Mates, Trek Mates India has always been working for providing perfect adrenaline challenges for all its Daredevil Mates.Now your Rishikesh trip is now a grand adventure of Ganga Riverside Camping with River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Giant Swing & 1km Flying Fox.Short Info:Category: AdventureDifficulty Level: MediumBUNGEE JUMPING is an activity which involves jumping from a tall structure or from a high mountain, and you are attached to an elastic rope. Thrill comes from free falling and rebound. Bungee Jumping at Rishikesh has been one of the…
  • TMI: Adventurous Camping Trip to Rishikesh - Bungee Jumping, River Rafting and other Activities from 22nd October till 26th October 2015.

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Hey Mates, Trek Mates India has always been working for providing perfect adrenaline challenges for all its Daredevil Mates.Now your Rishikesh trip is now a grand adventure of Ganga Riverside Camping with River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Giant Swing & 1km Flying Fox.BUNGEE JUMPING is an activity which involves jumping from a tall structure or from a high mountain, and you are attached to an elastic rope. Thrill comes from free falling and rebound. Bungee Jumping at Rishikesh has been one of the best upcoming activity for adventure lovers. The international standard…
  • TMI : Night Trek to Prabalgad on 26th April 2015 (Starting 25th April Night)

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:32 am
    We at Trek Mates India have arranged a Night Trek to Prabalgad on 26th April 2015, Sunday (Leaving on 25th April , Saturday Night)Little Info about The FortType: Hill FortHeight: 2320 Feet above MSL (Approx)Grade: MediumBase VillageThakurwadiRegion: PanvelPrabalgad is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road. One can see it from express highway a V-Shaped one. The Left one is Kalwantin Durg & right side is Prabalgad. It is located on a plateau very close to Matheran. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and…
  • TMI: Thrilling Monsoon Trek to Harihar Fort on 15th August 2015, Saturday.

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hello friends, Trek Mates India, are glad to invite you for Monsoon Thrilling Trek to Harihar Fort on 15th August 2015, Saturday (Leaving on Friday Night)Some Basic InfoType : Hill fortsFort Range : TrimbakeshwarDistrict : NashikGrade : MediumHeight : 3500 feetHarihar Fort is, located in Igatpuri region of Western Ghats. Situated at an altitude of about 3, 676 ft above sea level, this unique fort is built on a triangular prism of rock.A small temple and a cave with water, situated on the top, are worth visiting.Thrilling spot…
 
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    India Briefing News

  • The Implications of India’s Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) for Foreign Investors

    India Briefing
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:16 pm
    In April, over 100 Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) were served tax notices requiring them to pay the Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT), which traditionally has not been applied to foreign funds. In this article, we discuss how the tax is currently impacting foreign businesses. The post The Implications of India’s Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) for Foreign Investors appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • India Regulatory Brief: New Bilateral Investment Treaty, Government Moves to Shorten Environmental Clearance Process

    India Briefing
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:03 am
    In this week's Regulatory Brief, we discuss a new bilateral investment protection treaty designed to help foreign investors, government plans to shorten the environmental clearance process, and new municipal bond rules to make infrastructure funding easier. The post India Regulatory Brief: New Bilateral Investment Treaty, Government Moves to Shorten Environmental Clearance Process appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Managing Your Accounting and Bookkeeping in India – New Issue of India Briefing Magazine

    India Briefing
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:20 am
    The newest issue of India Briefing magazine, titled "Managing Your Accounting and Bookkeeping in India", is out now and available as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore. The post Managing Your Accounting and Bookkeeping in India – New Issue of India Briefing Magazine appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • New Foreign Trade Policy to Back-end Export Targets

    India Briefing
    8 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    Make in India. Digital India. Skill India. The list of slogans for the government’s economic initiatives is ever expanding. In this article, we examine exactly what these slogans and India's foreign trade policy mean for foreign investment. The post New Foreign Trade Policy to Back-end Export Targets appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • India Regulatory Brief: Regulations for Internet Applications Taking Shape, Government Moves to Shorten Environmental Clearance Process

    India Briefing
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    In this week's Regulatory Brief, we discuss news laws on gender equality, plans to regulate India's Internet applications, and proposed changes that should reduce the time for environmental impact decisions from up to two years down to 30 days. The post India Regulatory Brief: Regulations for Internet Applications Taking Shape, Government Moves to Shorten Environmental Clearance Process appeared first on India Briefing News.
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    Drishtikone.com - All Perspectives

  • Yin and Yang: the basis of life

    Drishtikone
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Interestingly, an average healthy male can release between 40 million and 1.2 billion sperm cells in a single ejaculation. On the other hand, women who are on average born with 2 million egg follicles (or where eggs are produced – one per follicle), have only 450 left by the time of puberty. Of the millions [Read More...]
  • Open Source Human Transformation: Hinduism’s gift to mankind

    Drishtikone
    5 Apr 2015 | 8:51 pm
    This post is part of a Patheos Symposium exploring the “Good” of each of our various traditions. At the outset, one needs to appreciate that the word “Religion” is related to the Abrahamic faiths more. Eastern spiritual traditions, which find their beginnings in Hinduism, are neither faiths nor religions. Hinduism is an amalgam of various [Read More...]
  • E-Governance and Modi Government’s Ambitious “Digital India” Program

    Drishtikone
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:18 pm
    E-governance has often defined as the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for delivering government services, exchange of information communication transactions, integration of various stand-alone systems and services from the Government to its customers, businesses, other governments, and also management of the entire back office processe and interactions within the government system. In India, [Read More...]
  • Christian Anti-Hindu Bigot Nandy’s new rant: India should not win the Cricket World Cup!

    Drishtikone
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Some weeks back we had discussed how political opposition to the ruling Government in India has metamorphosed into Anti-Hindu bigotry in India.  (Delhi Elections: Is Self Righteous Anti-Hindu Bigotry the new normal for Indian Secularism?) Of course, all in the name of a bastardized form of “Secularism”. As the time is going on, things are [Read More...]
  • When Bella made it all look fine

    Drishtikone
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:56 pm
    It had been a long and rough day. The morning that day started off with a puncture in the middle of a highway on the way to work.  I somehow pulled over and for the first time started to use the instruments and the spare tire to get going.  Setting up the jack was a problem. [Read More...]
 
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    Fone Arena

  • How the ASUS Zenfone has changed

    Team FoneArena
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:02 am
    The Zenfones from ASUS, released back in 2014, had been quite a success in the Indian market, mainly for the value it offered. There were three models, with corresponding screen sizes and sensible price points. ...How the ASUS Zenfone has changed is a post from: Fone Arena
  • WhatsApp hits 800 million active users

    Srivatsan
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:22 pm
    WhatsApp continues to increase its active user base. It reached 700 million monthly active users back in January earlier this year. Today the company’s CEO and founder Jan Koum revealed that WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active ...WhatsApp hits 800 million active users is a post from: Fone Arena
  • iBall Andi 5F Infinito with 5-inch display, 4000mAh battery launched for Rs. 7999

    Srivatsan
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
      iBall has launched Andi 5F Infinito, the company’s latest smartphone in the Andi series with a 4000mAh battery. It has a 5-inch qHD (960 × 540 pixels) display, is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core ...iBall Andi 5F Infinito with 5-inch display, 4000mAh battery launched for Rs. 7999 is a post from: Fone Arena
  • Lenovo A7000 Unboxing

    Srivatsan
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    Lenovo launched the A7000 smartphone with 4G support in India at a price tag of Rs. 8,999 earlier this month. 30,000 units of the Lenovo 7000 went on sale earlier this week exclusively on Flipkart in the ...Lenovo A7000 Unboxing is a post from: Fone Arena
  • Apple Watch Hands On & Gallery

    Dhruv Bhutani
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:57 am
    The Apple Watch is proving to be a resounding success from a sales perspective. It is believed that initial pre orders have already exceeded the number of Android Wear watches sold every year and all ...Apple Watch Hands On & Gallery is a post from: Fone Arena
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    The Better India

  • Demystifying #NetNeutrality And Why It Is Important To #SaveTheInternet

    Nalin Rai
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Here’s how net neutrality can save the freedom to use the internet and the e-commerce industry that might fade away soon. We need to realise how crucial it is for everyone to come together and raise their voice. Before the idea of a digital India could gain ground, an idea that was supposed to provide information and access to the citizens around the countryside and facilitate them to integrate with the bandwagon of development, a spanner has been thrown into the idea by the supposed advocacy of the service providers to charge for the specialized services that the consumer right now…
  • Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium Becomes The World’s First Solar-Powered Cricket Venue

    Shreya Pareek
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    The newly installed 400kW capacity solar panels will not only bring the down the stadium’s power bills but will also generate revenue for KSCA. Know more about the interesting project that makes Chinnaswamy stadium the world’s first cricket ground to be solar powered. IPL is not the only thing that Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is making news for. Now, the next time you are stepping into the stadium, be proud as you will be watching the game in what the state cricket association claims to be the world’s only solar-powered cricket ground. A 400kW Grid Interactive Solar…
  • Events To Attend This Week (17/04/15 – 23/04/15)

    Shreya Pareek
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    1. Net Zero: A leap start to responsible waste management – Bengaluru Whitefield Rising is organizing an event to spread the know-how of proper waste segregation and the various methods, tools, and resources available to start new implementations and improve existing processes to be more efficient. The event will be in seminar format, where invited speakers with expertise in various aspects of waste segregation and handling, will share their knowledge and inspire the audience. They also plan to share the experiences of a few communities that already have an established waste management…
  • MY VIEW: 5 Badminton Stars Who Have Made This The Golden Age Of Badminton In India

    TBI Reader
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:16 am
    Our reader Niharika Jadeja shares why she believes that this is an amazing period for Badminton in India, and her hopes for the future. The spectacular achievements of Indian Badminton players have delighted the entire country lately. Saina Nehwal recently acquired the World No. 1 Ranking, PV Sindhu won a bronze medal in the Badminton World Championships and Kidambi Srikant beat Lin Dan, the highest ranked Chinese in the men’s singles world ranking list, in the China Open. These successes are certainly marvellous feats, and result in the conclusion that badminton, as a sport, is growing…
  • First In India: Bike Ambulances That Can Reach The Patient In Just 10 Minutes

    Shreya Pareek
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:23 am
    Karnataka has just launched bike ambulances which will provide crucial medical support to the patient in need till the four wheeler ambulance arrives. The service will be very useful in congested areas with heavy traffic, where a four-wheeler is unable to reach on time. We often see an ambulance stuck in traffic, trying to move past the huge trail of vehicles in front of it and reach the hospital on time. During that golden hour, when every single second counts, traffic wastes a lot of time, sometimes even leading to loss of life. Now, if you happen to be in Bengaluru, you  might witness…
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    Parsi Khabar

  • Parsi Mumbai: The Legacy of Zoroastrianism in India’s Urban Fabric

    arZan
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    An Iranian visitor can’t help but notice the Zoroastrian symbols that dominate old Mumbai. In the historic Fort District toward the southern end of this metropolis of twenty million souls, Zoroastrian monuments take center place at intersections and crossroads, while small signs warning “Entrance for Parsi Irani Zoroastrians Only” pop up here and there, hinting at discrete entrances to the many fire temples hidden in the neighborhood. Article by Alex Shams, ajammc.com There are somewhere between 60-100,000 Zoroastrians living across the Subcontinent, with the vast majority concentrated…
  • BPP Divided Over Rs 1000 Crore Silver Oaks Property in Mumbai

    arZan
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    While a majority of Bombay Parsi Punchayet trustees feel the property should be reserved for Parsis only, its chairman says charity funds should not be spent on legal fees to make it community-specific. Article by Jyoti Shelar | Mumbai Mirror The question of changing the status of Silver Oaks, a plush property spread over 22,000 sq ft in Breach Candy, back to being exclusively for Parsis has divided the trustees of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP). While a majority of trustees feel BPP should intervene to get this done, chairman Dinshaw Mehta is against it as it would mean spending from the…
  • Jehangir Sarosh Takes over as Interim General Secretary of ECRL–RfP

    arZan
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Seasoned RfP activist Mr. Jehangir Sarosh OBE is the new interim General Secretary of European Council of Religious Leaders-RfP (ECRL-RfP). He replaces Mr. Stein Villumstad who has stepped down to become the Country Representative of Norwegian Church Aid in Malawi. When asked about his major achievement as a promoter of interfaith cooperation, Mr. Sarosh, a Zoroastrian, declared, “I’m proud of the fact that I invited five of the most prominent religious leaders from different faiths for a meeting and, with them as the founding members, we started a process leading to the…
  • Rustom’s of Delhi: The Taste of a Parsi Home Fare

    arZan
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:12 pm
    It is not every day that you see someone wanting to serve their family recipes in a restaurant setting. It is even rare if this restaurant is not a quick service restaurant (QSR) but a humble five-table dining space, running from an unlikely location for a restaurant and prides itself as a regional cuisine-specific delivery model. Article by Tanu Datta | Indian Express All this comes to life at Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu, a Parsi home-style restaurant in Adchini in Delhi, run by Kainaz Contractor and Rahul Dua. Both are 28 years old and have a background in hospitality as they did their…
  • Ahmedabad’s Vakil Anjuman Adarian to move out of Old City

    arZan
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:59 pm
    The Bukhara Mohulla at Khamasa Crossroads in the Walled City is home to two shrines. One is the Parsis’ Vakil Adariyan Agiyari fire temple. And the other is the only Jewish place of worship in Gujarat, the Magen Abraham Synagogue (built in 1934) of the small Bene Israel Jewish community. Article by Paul John | TNN   Soon, the 131-year-old Parsi icon will move out of the famous neighbourhood. The Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat has requested the AMC for a plot just beside the Parsi sanatorium near the riverfront. A referendum held by the Parsi panchayat recently expressed the…
 
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    HeadStart Network Foundation

  • This is a DO OR DIE for Startups in India – TRAI’s Internet Licensing and Net Neutrality

    Team Headstart
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:21 am
    TRAI ( Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has invited current recommendations on its consultation paper (pdf) concerning Net Neutrality and Telecom Regulations in India. This paper is meant to decide the very manner in which we access the Internet, what we access and threatens the startup movement in India. In the current form, there is a proposal to put Whatsapp, Viber, Facebook Messenger and even Utility Services like Ola Cabs etc under licensing regime. At Headstart, as an Startup ecosystem enabler, we firmly believe that such a licensing will discourage innovation in India…
  • Women Entrepreneurs’ celebration @ SSHYD March 2015 Edition!

    Team Headstart
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:38 am
    “International Women’s Day (IWD), also called International Working Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, including Russia. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for…
  • Digital Marketing for Startups @ SSMUM March 2015 Edition

    Team Headstart
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:09 am
    The March 2015 edition of Startup Saturday was dedicated towards highlighting the benefits of utilising digital marketing to promote startups. The list of speakers included stalwarts from the field such as Rakesh Kumar from Coupon Duniya and Nikhil Verma from Digital Vidya. Both these speakers managed to spark engaging rounds of Q&A at the end of their respective sessions. Rakesh introduced the concept of a Power Pyramid – a structure that begins with choosing the right strategy and then choosing the platforms that are appropriate to execute them. Through his engaging session, he…
  • Here is how we celebrated womenpreneurs @ SSPUNE! – March 2015 Edition

    Team Headstart
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:29 pm
    The stage was set for yet another exciting Startup Saturday meetup on a spritely weekend morning. The theme for this month was ‘Celebrating the Spirit of Women Entrepreneurship’ which aroused the interest of a lot of working professionals apart from entrepreneurs. An all women list of guest speakers were ready to unleash their acquired GYAAN on the audience which had the largest number of women registrations this year. Arti Agarwal, who leads Startup Saturday across India introduced Headstart and its various initiatives like Headstart Higher, Headstart Co-founder Search and Headstart…
  • Startup Saturday Delhi – How to Build a Startup Brand? | Feb 2015 Edition

    Team Headstart
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:13 pm
    The event attracted fair number attendees despite it being the Valentine day. The event was about nitty-gritties of building a brand and a few lightening pitches by entrepreneurs having very interesting product and services. Ajay kick-started the session and after a round of basic introductions from everyone, the speakers took up the stage. 1. Session I: How can an early stage startup build a Brand with Limited Resources — Mr. Nikunj Jain, Cofounder, Frankly Nikunj had really interesting views on building a brand. He is of the view that one should work on identifying a great customer…
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    Youth Ki Awaaz

  • The Army’s ‘License To Rape’ – What The Nation Doesn’t Want To Know

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    By Kavita Krishnan: Can Army officers claim to have raped someone in the pursuit of their duty? Absurd claim, isn't it? The AFSPA’s raison d’etre is that it is needed to shield Army officers from investigation and prosecution for violence done in the pursuit of their duty. If it is obvious that rape cannot form any part of ‘duty’ by any definition, then Army personnel accused of rape ought not to be eligible for any sort of protection under AFSPA. AFSPA requires sanction of the central government for prosecution of armed forces personnel – such sanction should not be needed when it…
  • An 83 Year Old Man Is On A Hunger Strike Since January. Our Response? Nothing.

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    By Simran Kaur: When food pipes are stitched into an 83-year-old grandfather’s forehead while pus collects around, indicating deep infection; visitors are intimated; his son is incarcerated - but public outrage remains muted. What does this say about us as a society? In Punjab, since January 16, 2015, the taunt-faced and blue-turbaned Surat Singh has been on a hunger strike. His demands are around the attention to prisoners’ rights. His fate, in response to his peaceful agitation? Since February 26, he has been forcefully kept at a civil hospital in Ludhiana, where he is subjected to…
  • Meet Ramlal, One Of India’s Elite Farmers Whom The Government Is Failing

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:58 am
    By Bhasker Tripathi and Saumya Tewari: Rajwada (Uttar Pradesh)/ Mumbai: Lean, intense and troubled, pea-and-wheat farmer Ramlal is not supposed to be in crisis. At 35, Ramlal (he uses only one name), is part of India’s farming elite, the 19% that owns more than 1.1 hectare of land, and a rural representative of India’s booming middle class. He owns 21 hectares of land (5 hectares sown with peas), a television, motorcycle and tractor, and lives with his family of eight in a four-room brick house, with a courtyard and store, in a south-western corner of Uttar Pradesh (UP), a state that…
  • Molested 12 Meters Below Sea Level By My Diving Instructor, All I Could Do Was Signal ‘OK’

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:22 pm
    By Kavya Raman: I was only 7 when I first heard the words, “don’t look under the bed, there’s a monster underneath”. Back then, I shuddered at the thought of this, jumped right onto my bed, wrapped my blanket tightly around myself and went to sleep. I went to sleep waiting for the sun to rise, waiting for the monsters to disappear with the dawn of the sun rays, waiting for a safe and beautiful morning. As I grew older, I obviously got rid of this childish notion of there being monsters under my bed. I grew strong and confident knowing that they were gone, that they’d never bother…
  • ‘I Was Broke And Depressed’ – Chaitanya Tamhane On His Journey With Award Winning ‘Court’

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
    By Akhil Kumar for Youth Ki Awaaz: After rocking the global film festival circuit with 18 prestigious awards, and also bagging the national award for best feature, 28 year old Chaitanya Tamhane's directorial debut 'Court' is all set for its Indian theatrical release tomorrow (17th April). "Even after the awards, we were struggling to get a theatrical release," he told me over a phone call recently. The Hollywood Reporter has called him "one of the world's most accomplished and promising film-makers under 30", and Rajat Kapoor (director of the critically acclaimed film 'Ankhon Dekhi')…
 
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    NextBigWhat

  • WhatsApp Hits 800mn Monthly Active User Mark [Efforts To Monetize Soon?]

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:07 am
    Facebook’s instant messaging app WhatsApp is on a roll, with CEO Jan Koum revealing that the company now has over 800 million monthly active users on its platform. WhatsApp has been adding roughly 100 million active users every four months, inching closer to its parent company’s 1.4 billion user record. With WhatsApp recently debuting its much awaited voice calling feature last month, industry watchers expect growth to speed up, allowing the app to hit 1bn active users by the year end. Mark Zuckerberg has previously said that he expects WhatsApp to contribute to Facebook’s bottom end,…
  • This Weekend, Let’s Play ‘Spot The Poor’ Game

    NextBigWhat
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Mark Zuckerberg is extremely clear about his vision behind Internet.org – to get as many people online (especially those who cannot afford Internet). This is what he recently wrote (on Facbook): But net neutrality is not in conflict with working to get more people connected. These two principles — universal connectivity and net neutrality — can and must coexist. To give more people access to the internet, it is useful to offer some service for free. If someone can’t afford to pay for connectivity, it is always better to have some access than none at all. Internet.org doesn’t…
  • Is This Airtel’s Last Ditch Effort At Salvaging Airtel Zero?

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Airtel has been in damage control ever since Net Neutrality advocates lashed out at its Airtel Zero platform, and things only seemed to go from bad to worse when e-commerce player Flipkart pulled out of the program. Now, the company is going all out to raise awareness about Airtel Zero – explaining things (also leaving a few questions unanswered) and even questioning the stand of net neutrality activists. Airtel weapon for today? – Anand Chandrasekaran, Chief Product Officer at Airtel – who broke his silence on Twitter over the issue, saying that Airtel Zero was just…
  • Google Search Results Show Content From Apps Not Installed On A User’s Smartphone

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Google App Indexing for Android is already a great way of showing users not just search results from the web, but information from within apps they’ve got installed on their phones. Now Google has rolled out a new feature that shows users Play Store suggestions for apps containing the information they’re searching for, which aren’t installed on their phones. The company says that users may begin to see app install buttons in their search results that leads them to the Play Store, where they can install the app, and then continue straight to the information they were initially seeking.
  • Google Begins Cardboard VR Headset Certification Program

    Alnoor M Peermohamed
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Google cardboard has become a surprise hit among early adopters of VR, and the company is now taking the program to the next level. The company has begun a certification program, which basically clone headsets with a “Works with Google Cardboard” sticker. All manufacturers have to do is follow certain guidelines and get a once over from the company. Further, certified manufacturers will also get a tool to generate profiles that will be placed on the headset as a QR code which can be scanned by the user within the Google Cardboard app. The app will then adjust parameters set by the…
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    Tamil Brahmins

  • Canada returns Khajuraho statue

    sarang
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:58 pm
    *Achche din for stolen indian artefacts. "As Canada returns Khajuraho statue, US begins process to repatriate hundreds of stolen Indian artefacts*... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Saeed killed while planting bomb

    vgane
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Saeed killed while planting bomb Press Trust of India... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sampradhaya Bhajan

    rkraman
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Radhekrishna ! Alangudi Namasankeerthana Trust is happy to share with you all that the Sampradhaya Bhajan Classes are going to be video recorded... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Raw ferocity!

    vgane
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:22 pm
    A chivalrous move by the photographer! Look at the ferocity of the lion! Close up of lion shot! Looks similar to Lord Narasimha Avatar! Image:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Saptha sthana shiva sthalangal, mylapore, chennai.

    P.J.
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:49 pm
    *SAPTHA STHANA SHIVA STHALANGAL, MYLAPORE, CHENNAI. * *_1. KAARANEESWARAR TEMPLE_* Iraivan: Sri Kaaraneeswarar Iraivi : Sri... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Illegal behavior by many retail and ecommerce companies regarding SMS

    ashish
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The receiving of spam SMS on your cell phone can be very irritating. There are people who would say that it does not matter, all you have to do is to delete it when you get it, and it would not take more than half a minute. And SMS receiving is free, so there is no cost involved. However, there are problems that are there – 1. It is very irritating when you get a number of SMS in a day, and can quickly make you angry if this goes on day after day. 2. If you are outside your base, or in another country, then it is no longer free, since even receiving an SMS can cost substantially. There…
  • Airtel penalized for not providing services even after receiving payment

    ashish
    5 Apr 2015 | 1:06 pm
    What happens when you want a service ? There are a number of service providers who provide you whatever service you would require. For example, if you want to get DTH services, there are plenty of service providers who would be ready to jump when you need such service and you would typically get the desired service installation within a few days. With the level of competition present in the telecom field and broadband industry, you would expect that there would be a high level of service quotient in this industry as well. However, when you take large organizations, there are many occasions…
  • Bad quality of food detected after leaving the restaurant …

    ashish
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    This happens often enough, but there is no clear way on how to handle this kind of problem. We were on our way to the city of Hardwar from Delhi, and it had been around 2 hours already. We had a kid in the car who was getting impatient after being strapped in the car seat for such a long time, and there was a need to get out and stretch for some time. It was also getting clear that we needed to provide some food for the kid, so on the Khatauli bypass, we saw a Cafe Coffee Day. The kid does like a good pastry, and when it is well made, a pastry is more than enough for satisfying his immediate…
  • Emirates airlines fined for not having seat belt for passenger

    ashish
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    A seat belt is a critical item of safety for passengers, for almost any kind of moving vehicle. Especially when the vehicle is moving fast, the restrictions imposed by a seat belt can ensure that the passenger suddenly does not go hurtling anywhere. When you consider the case of an airplane, the plane can move at speeds of around 800-900 km per hour, which is pretty fast no matter which way you think about it. At such speeds, when the place feels some kind of turbulence, there have been a number of cases where people have encountered harsh turbulence in the flight and even suffered injuries.
  • When to make a store non-accessible to customers (Funskool)

    ashish
    8 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Typically stores spend a lot of time and energy in ensuring that their design is such that customers are able to freely browse, are able to find the right items that they want, and are drawn to items that the store wants to sell. There is big money in ensuring that stores get their placements right, make it comfortable for customers and so on. Makes sense, right ? So, you would expect a store selling stuff to kids and children to make it easy for parents to get there, for them to look at products, and so on, even when their children are there with them. Funskool is a brand that brings a large…
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  • Don't Get Disillusioned With Modi, Tata Tells Businesses

    Sanjitha Rao Chaini
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:45 pm
    India's top business leader Ratan Tata said the government should be given "support and opportunity" to deliver on his promises, cautioning businesses against getting "disillusioned so fast" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Stating that the Modi government has not completed even one year in office, Tata said: "All of us should understand that it's a new government, and we need not get disillusioned and dissatisfied with so fast." The comments come at a time when various business leaders, including HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh, Marico Group's Harsh…
  • Don't Get Disillusioned With Modi, Tata Tells Businesses

    Sanjitha Rao Chaini
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:45 pm
    India's top business leader Ratan Tata said the government should be given "support and opportunity" to deliver on his promises, cautioning businesses against getting "disillusioned so fast" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Stating that the Modi government has not completed even one year in office, Tata said: "All of us should understand that it's a new government, and we need not get disillusioned and dissatisfied with so fast." The comments come at a time when various business leaders, including HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh, Marico Group's Harsh…
  • Competitors Can Gain From Google's Showdown With EU

    Sanjitha Rao Chaini
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Start small, win quick, then move on to bigger issues. That appears to be the European Union's strategy to pursue Google in a competition dispute by choosing to push a narrow set of charges around its shopping service, while opening another investigation of Google's Android mobile phone software. Whether or not the EU succeeds in branding Google a market-abusing monopolist in web search - a big if, given that the competition authority has yet to publish its exact charges - the Internet giant could be pinned down for years to come in regulatory procedures and legal appeals. A…
  • Competitors Can Gain From Google's Showdown With EU

    Sanjitha Rao Chaini
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Start small, win quick, then move on to bigger issues. That appears to be the European Union's strategy to pursue Google in a competition dispute by choosing to push a narrow set of charges around its shopping service, while opening another investigation of Google's Android mobile phone software. Whether or not the EU succeeds in branding Google a market-abusing monopolist in web search - a big if, given that the competition authority has yet to publish its exact charges - the Internet giant could be pinned down for years to come in regulatory procedures and legal appeals. A…
  • Singapore's Temasek To Invest Rs 945 Crore In Glenmark

    Sanjitha Rao Chaini
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals plans to raise up to Rs 945 crore ($151.39 million) by issuing over one crore shares to Temasek Holdings, the investment arm of the Singapore government, on a preferential basis. The company's board, which met on Friday, has decided to raise funds by issuing upto 1.08 crore shares of Re 1 each for cash to Aranda Investments (Mauritius) Pte Ltd on a preferential basis at a price of Rs 875 per equity share aggregating to Rs 945 crore, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd said in a statement. Mauritius-based Aranda is a foreign portfolio investor and a wholly-owned…
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  • Sahyamitra half day tour to explore the caves in Mumbai on April 26, 2015

    sam
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Dear Friends,Greetings !!!Come Summer and the trek routes in the mountains become burning hot, dry and strenuous to walk. Hence summers proves to be a better time to explore the immediate surroundings.On these lines, Sahyamitra has organised a series of informative excursions to the ancient caves in and around Mumbai. Mumbai has had many Budhist and Hindu caves within its city limits. The most famous of these are the Elephanta Caves, Mahakali caves and Kahneri Caves.These trips will be distributed in 4 phases:Part 1: Mahakali and Jogeshwari caves.Part 2: Elephanta caves.Part 3: Magathane…
  • Sprouts nature camps,heritage walks ,tree walks april - May 2015

    sam
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:13 pm
    1. Basic Photography Workshop – Saturday April 18, 2015 (0800–1600hrs); Adults & Kids of 10+yrs; Composition, Focus, Aperture, ISO, Depth of Field & Flash Photography. Fees: Rs. 850;2. Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) View Point Trek – Sunday April 19, 2015 (0730-1630 hrs); Adults & Kids of 10+yrs; Nature Trail and Trek to Highest Point of Mumbai. Fees: Rs. 750;3. Heritage Photo Walk – Monday April 20, 2015 (0700–1000hrs); Adults & Kids of 10+yrs; Watching and Photographing Heritage Structures from Churchgate to Gateway via University, Jehangir Art Gallery, NGMA,…
  • Prakruti Kamps kids camps by the lake at wai maharashtra

    sam
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    Prakruti Kamps Presents Kamp Krishna @ Krishna River Camp, Wai.Age group: 10 – 18 yrsDates: 3 4 5 April,Activities:Trekking, Star Gazing, Boating, Team Building activities, Personality Development, along with a visit to Dholya Ganapati Wai, Menavli Ghat, Nana Phadnavis Wada, Narsinha Temple, Thapa – Mini Table Land, Snake Park at Katraj, Wax Museum at Lonavala and Lots more!!Cost: 4900/- per personFor more details and to book online Prakruti Kamps kids camps at wai maharashtra 3rd - 5th April 2015Prakruti Kamps kids camps at wai maharashtra 10th - 12th April 2015Prakruti Kamps kids…
  • Kalaghoda Festival 2015 schedule

    sam
    7 Feb 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Click To Download Entire Programme Schedule In Zip VersionOr read it online http://kalaghoda.hindustantimes.com/ 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

    sam
    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.comhttps://www.facebook.com/collagecollectivemumbaiAbout TABA CHAKETaba is a 22 year old Indian Fingerstyle guitar player, singer-songwriter and performer, born and…
 
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  • An Open Letter to Arnab Goswami

    amreekandesi
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:59 am
    Dear Arnab, I tuned into Times Now yesterday and watched for a total of 23 seconds, which is about as much as I can watch it at a time; after all greatness must be consumed in small doses. During that time I gleaned that your headlines for the day were ‘#ShamedInAustralia’ and ‘Dhoni Defiant Even in Defeat.’ Yes baby, about time the arrogant cricketers got put in their place. How could they lose the World Cup Semi-Final and cause anguish to so many Indians? Utterly shameless. Disgusting. Did they have no respect for the millions of techies who suddenly developed fever yesterday…
  • India’s Daughter

    amreekandesi
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:37 pm
    I just watched the ‘India’s Daughter’ documentary. News flash for the Government of India – in this age of the Internet, banning a video will only ensure that everybody and their mother, daughter or, oh god what a travesty, girl friend, will watch it. More on that later. The whole episode of the video, the initial outrage, a news channel promoting the video with its usual sensationalism, TV debates and the subsequent ‘action’ taken by the government of India reeks of so many things that are bothersome. First we had the outrage over the fact that Mukesh Singh was interviewed and…
  • The Secret Diary of Rahul Baba

    amreekandesi
    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

    amreekandesi
    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

    amreekandesi
    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…
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    Drishtikone.com - All Perspectives

  • Yin and Yang: the basis of life

    Drishtikone
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Interestingly, an average healthy male can release between 40 million and 1.2 billion sperm cells in a single ejaculation. On the other hand, women who are on average born with 2 million egg follicles (or where eggs are produced – one per follicle), have only 450 left by the time of puberty. Of the millions [Read More...]
  • Open Source Human Transformation: Hinduism’s gift to mankind

    Drishtikone
    5 Apr 2015 | 8:51 pm
    This post is part of a Patheos Symposium exploring the “Good” of each of our various traditions. At the outset, one needs to appreciate that the word “Religion” is related to the Abrahamic faiths more. Eastern spiritual traditions, which find their beginnings in Hinduism, are neither faiths nor religions. Hinduism is an amalgam of various [Read More...]
  • E-Governance and Modi Government’s Ambitious “Digital India” Program

    Drishtikone
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:18 pm
    E-governance has often defined as the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for delivering government services, exchange of information communication transactions, integration of various stand-alone systems and services from the Government to its customers, businesses, other governments, and also management of the entire back office processe and interactions within the government system. In India, [Read More...]
  • Christian Anti-Hindu Bigot Nandy’s new rant: India should not win the Cricket World Cup!

    Drishtikone
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Some weeks back we had discussed how political opposition to the ruling Government in India has metamorphosed into Anti-Hindu bigotry in India.  (Delhi Elections: Is Self Righteous Anti-Hindu Bigotry the new normal for Indian Secularism?) Of course, all in the name of a bastardized form of “Secularism”. As the time is going on, things are [Read More...]
  • When Bella made it all look fine

    Drishtikone
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:56 pm
    It had been a long and rough day. The morning that day started off with a puncture in the middle of a highway on the way to work.  I somehow pulled over and for the first time started to use the instruments and the spare tire to get going.  Setting up the jack was a problem. [Read More...]
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    Reflections

  • UNDERSTANDING THE INTERNET : Reaching Into The Gut Of Existing Systems

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:37 am
    UNDERSTANDING THE INTERNET : Reaching Into The Gut Of Existing SystemsAt first glance, the title – understanding the internet – seems an anachronism, something out of place in the modern world, where the internet is ubiquitous, at least among the educated classes; and is rising fast in the rest of the people. You only have to look around to see people using the internet, gaining from it, and being completely comfortable with this medium.And yet, that is precisely what my contention is : that this medium is actually the least understood, and in just about everything. The potential of this…
  • Book Review : India, Uninc. By Prof. Vaidyanathan

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Book Review : INDIA, UNINCBy Prof. Vaidyanathan About The Author : R. Vaidyanathan is Professor of Finance and Control and UTI Chair Professor in the area of Capital Markets. His areas of interest are Corporate Finance, Investments, Portfolio Management, Risk Management and Pensions. He is the Chairperson for the Centre for Capital Market and Risk Management [CCMR] at IIMB. He is a National Fellow of ICSSR. A graduate of the Loyola College, Madras and a Masters from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta he obtained his Fellow in Management (Doctorate) from the Indian Institute…
  • Ranaangan : Third Battle of Panipat, Drama Review

    5 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    Ranaangan - Marathi NatakArtist - Avinash Narkar, Ashok Samarth, Shreekant DesaiDrama Director: Vaman KendreVideo Director: Shweta ParulkarStory: Vishwas PatilSynopsis:-The Third Battle of Panipat took place on 14 January 1761.The battle pitted the artillery and cavalry of the Marathas against the Afghans. Ranaangan is the brave portrayal of the Maratha Soldiers who fought the war with true grit.THE BACKDROPRanaangan is the background story of the battle of Panipat, and a look at why The Maratha Confederacy lost; a heart-rending tale of treachery, deceit, courage, valour, back-stabbing,…
  • India Versus Japan 1947

    2 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    One of the most common rejoinders of our failure to develop ourselves, at least among the Urban Educated Indians, is a straight-on comparison with Japan, about how it was destroyed by World War 2, and how it is now a developed country, taking on The West on its own terms, standing tall among the committee of nations as a developed country with a tremendous set of achievements in its past 60 years, a nation with every comfort the West has, and more; whereas we stumbled from mistake to mistake, resulting in a massive gap between the two of us. From an outside perspective, it seems like Japan…
  • Open Manhole!

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    LOCATION : INDORE3 Days Ago, {24th March, 2015} Old RTO Road, in front of RTO : {I noticed it lay open for at least 2 days prior to this} TODAY, 27th March 2015, same place..An open Manhole, lying open for days in a public place, in front of a Mandir... What makes things worse is that this stretch goes isolated at night. And right in the middle, an open manhole. Wow, what governance! Cant the Municipal people at least put a cover on it? Isnt it a potential risk? Worse still : No one cares! Why should they? It isnt their lives, isnt it? Update: Informed the authorities,…
 
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  • Sultans of Deccan India at the Met: A Sneak Preview

    Aarti Virani
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:04 pm
    A team at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, led by Navina Najat Haidar, have spent the past decade sourcing nearly 200 artifacts from the 16th and 17th centuries for an exhibition that starts Monday. Take a peek.
  • India’s Minimum Alternate Tax – The Short Answer

    Shefali Anand and Kenan Machado
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:39 am
    Even as India tries to convince investors it won’t pursue “tax terrorism,” a new set of tax demands by the government is causing a furor among investors and tax experts. We explain what the ruckus is all about.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Protest After Separatist Leader Arrested

    Vibhuti Agarwal
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:32 am
    Demonstrators took to the streets in Srinagar on Friday to protest against the arrest of Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam who police say carried out unlawful and anti-national activities in the disputed Himalayan region.
  • Narendra Modi’s Tri-Nation Tour in 22 Picture Perfect Moments

    Aditi Malhotra
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:25 am
    India's jet-setting Prime Minister Narendra Modi just wrapped up a three-nation tour to France, Germany and Canada. In the nine days he spent abroad, Mr. Modi did a deal to acquire 36 Rafale fighter jets, took a boat cruise down the River Seine, sipped on a cup of tea with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and stayed true to his routine while delivering a speech to a packed hall of Indian-Canadians in Toronto.
  • TCS Bids ‘Ta-Ta’ to Fast Growth — Heard on the Street

    Aaron Back
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Tata Consultancy Services posted mildly disappointing earnings on Thursday sending its shares down 4% in Friday morning trading in Mumbai.
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    Indian brand strategy

  • Ancient Indian wisdom beyond its borders: Vaishvik

    doc
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
    In the year 2007, I entered a speaking program called Toastmasters. Since then I have had the opportunity to learn and master the art of public speaking. Another aspect of toastmasters if that you meet some very enterprising people as well. One such person I met way back in 2007 was Rajesh Marathe; he was […]
  • 3 factors that could lead to a successful thought leadership program

    doc
    5 Apr 2015 | 12:24 am
    Recently I was invited to a guest at a twitter chat at #Rubhusocial a platform founded by @akathmadevi. The topic was thought leadership  and this is a topic I feel very strongly about. In the past I have led successful efforts with Wipro and IBM in the past and am using some of that experience […]
  • ‘Make in India’ Support Diabeto an Indian product to manage Diabetes

    doc
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Three years ago I had met two young enthusiastic Mumbaikars and understood their vision for Diabetes management in India.The product was called Daibeto. We had gone on to build a case study and launched it at Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication Bangalore. I had even covered them in this very blog as an article – How […]
  • Make in India: Art of the possible

    doc
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Make in India is a big debate today. While Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi thinks it is only way forward for India. But many experts have questioned this and stated lack of infrastructure and talent as reasons why this would just be impossible. Whenever a developing nation tries to do something that is albeit only […]
  • Why Issac Newton’s laws of motion are best to describe #Digitaltransformation

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

  • Air Canada to resume Toronto to New Delhi flight after 10 years

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Four times a week, starting from November 1, 2015. By Dileep Thekkethil BENGALURU: Ten years after scrapping flights operating between Toronto and New Delhi, Air Canada plans to resume the service starting from this winter, the chief of the airlines company told the visiting Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. The President and CEO of Air Canada, Calin Rovinescu, met Modi during his formal meeting with business leaders of Canada. Rovinescu informed Modi about the plan to restart the air service to New Delhi. Air Canada is one among the 27-member Star Alliance, an airline grouping that…
  • Obama administration urges federal appeals court to overturn block on executive actions to stop deportations

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Hard task as conservative judges dominate bench. By Raif Karerat Photo credit: whitehouse.gov WASHINGTON, DC: The Obama administration took drastic measures Friday in urging a federal appeals court to overturn a previous ruling that has blocked the government from implementing the president’s executive actions to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation and grant them work permits. According to The Washington Post, in a rare oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, Justice Department lawyers argued that federal judge Andrew Hanen…
  • Raai Laxmi to make her Bollywood debut with Murugadoss’s thriller film ‘Akira’

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Will Laxmi get the same success as Asin? By Dileep Thekkethil BENGALURU: South Indian film sensation Raai Laxmi is moving up the ladder to the Bollywood industry by making her debut in A R Murugadoss’s thriller film ‘Akira’, which is a remake of 2011 Tamil movie ‘Mounaguru’. Laxmi, who has proved her talent in the south, has finished the first schedule of her shooting which had filmmaker Anurag Kashyap acting opposite her. Anurag is making his debut as an actor in the movie, playing the role of the antagonist. Laxmi was quoted by the Times of India saying, “I am doing this…
  • Scientist Shree K. Nayar of Columbia University invents world’s first fully self-powered video camera

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Can produce an image each second, indefinitely. By Raif Karerat WASHINGTON, DC: Indian American scientist Shree K. Nayar from Columbia University has invented the world’s first fully self-powered video camera that can produce an image each second, indefinitely, of a well-lit indoor scene, according to Tech2.com. The camera, which is encased in a 3D-printed body, is completely self-sustaining meaning it can power itself indefinitely. “We are in the middle of a digital imaging revolution. A camera that can function as an untethered device forever — without any external power supply —…
  • Indian American Tom Nithyanand and his father become victims of a predator court-appointed guardian

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    How a stranger can snatch a child away from his parents, control the finances. Gautam (Tom) Nithyanand (Courtesy of Change.org) By Raif Karerat WASHINGTON, DC: Gautam (Tom) Nithyanand, 21, was born in India and traveled to Columbus, Ohio, with his parents in 2003. When he was a student in high school in Detroit, Michigan, back in June of 2010, Tom was walking home from a friend’s house when he was struck by a vehicle while running from a lunging dog. After spending the next month in a coma, Tom was eventually discharged from the hospital. He went to Rainbow Rehabilitation in Farmington…
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    India's Endangered

  • Grey Hornbills at Dusk- Book Review

    Amrita Sharma
    4 Apr 2015 | 2:42 am
    Amrita Sharma reviews for India’s Endangered, Grey Hornbills at Dusk by Bulbul Sharma Delhi is a truly fascinating city. It reflects the diversity of India where religions, languages, customs & cultures co-exist in a splendid plural harmony. Magnificent ancient monuments and architectural wonders, enchanting museums and art galleries, a scintillating performing-arts scene, exceptional eating places ...Read the Rest
  • Villagers Plan Wedding of Sparrows on World Sparrow Day

    Atula Gupta
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:07 am
    It was a wedding that had an invitation list of more than a 1000 guests. In Mohanpur village in Banda district of UP, India, Chunmun the ‘groom’ sparrow wed Guuriya the ‘bride’ sparrow, in a ceremony that had the usual grandeur of a big fat Indian wedding. On world sparrow day which is celebrated on ...Read the Rest
  • 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
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  • Smart Developers for the smart Customer

    admin
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    Most of the apartment buyers of Bangalore are migrants, employed in the IT, manufacturing or service sector belonging to the middle class. They end up paying hefty amounts with a lump sum of money as deposits. Instead of paying such hefty rents which is constantly escalating, it becomes a better option for them to pay ...
  • What makes a real estate website most effective?

    admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    You as a realtor might be very busy and do not have time to invest on issues like a website. There may be things of higher priority which may seem more important to you. But one should not forget that out of the visitors of your website 95 percent are eager to find out more ...
  • How to sell a Home/Property using the internet?

    admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    If you relate to your friends and family about selling your home many may suggest posting it on the internet. There is an increasing trend of internet searches as estimated by Google on the real estate front and the usage is bound to increase in the future. The trend is on the rise as in ...
  • Tips & Ideas for Real Estate Investment

    admin
    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

    admin
    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 ...
 
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    Indilens ! Insights of India

  • Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq placed under house arrest

    Mixi Babul
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:35 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Srinagar(PTI): Authorities on Saturday placed several separatists, including moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest even as a strike called by hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani over killing of two youths in an army operation earlier this week evoked a partial response in some parts of Kashmir. Mirwaiz was placed [...] Related Posts: Police fires at protesters; one dead in Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan flag row: Kashmiri Separatist leader Masarat Alam… VHP demands Syed Ali Shah…
  • Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to meet farmers’ delegation today

    Mixi Babul
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:53 pm
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens New Delhi(ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be meeting a farmers’ delegation on Saturday to hear their views on the changes in the Land Acquisition Bill by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre. The meeting, which is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m., will be held a day ahead of the mega [...] Related Posts: Rahul Gandhi’s first public appearance after… Back from vacation, Rahul Gandhi to meet farmers tomorrow Rahul Gandhi should become Congress chief: Digvijay Singh Plans to elevate Rahul…
  • Kolkata municipal polls underway; Mamata Banerjee’s popularity to be tested

    Mixi Babul
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:48 pm
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Kolkata(PTI): Polling for the 144-seat Kolkata Municipal Corporation is underway amid tight security arrangements. The election would be test of the Trinamool Congress’ popularity among the urban electorate, while the CPI-M and the Left can see whether their efforts to woo back voters are paying off. For the BJP which has aspired to become a [...] Related Posts: Polling underway for urban local bodies in Andhra Pradesh State Poll: Maharashtra sees 64 per cent voter turnout,… Delhi polls: Congress Candidate Sharmishtha…
  • Police fires at protesters; one dead in Jammu and Kashmir

    Mixi Babul
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Srinagar(web team): Protesters marching against killing of a youth from Tral in Pulwama and the arrest of Hurriyat leaders, including separatist Masarat Alam were fired upon by police. Police fired against protesters in Srinagar leading to one person being dead, as per news channel report. One person has been injured. The protesters were been marching [...] Related Posts: Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq placed under… Pakistan flag row: Kashmiri Separatist leader Masarat Alam… Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit meets…
  • Net neutrality: Amazon India and MakeMyTrip commit to open internet

    Mixi Babul
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:42 pm
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Mumbai: Facing an uproar over ‘net neutrality’, Facebook and Airtel on Friday said their ‘free internet’ platforms are open for all service providers and do not discriminate among users, even as more e-commerce majors including Amazon.in and MakeMyTrip committed themselves to the cause of ‘open internet’. Travel portal MakeMyTrip committed itself away from any such [...] Related Posts: Mark Zuckerberg, Airtel bat for net neutrality Universal connectivity, net neutrality can coexist in India, Indian…
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    Lahore Dispatch

  • BISE Lahore Board Inter Supplementary Result 2014

    Zahid Kramet
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:30 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, […]
  • 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 […]
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    Anshul Gautam's

  • The Tea Seller

    Anshul Gautam
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    I prefer to have my desk by the window side. This helps me to think. May be I am thinking for a story, may be for my research work, or may be just thinking about something abstract. I love to sit back and just think about something randomly. Sitting by the window helps me. I recently got an opportunity to work as an intern at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, to work on development of Iterative Dichotomizer Algorithm. Jhunuk da, the lab assistant here is an elderly person. He has helped me a lot to get my desk settled. I was being offered the cabin along with other interns, but I…
  • The Lunch Box

    Anshul Gautam
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:47 am
    The class was as usual decked up with concepts of physics all around. The teacher kept drawing pulleys, and did all the hardship to pull it applying necessary forces, but I was lost somewhere else. Not that I was not interested in physics, and not that I was very much interested in our lady physics teacher like my friends; unlikely I was struck in those words which Priya had for me the day before. I was coming out from canteen that day, triumphant about the fact that I managed to buy two samosas. I always failed at it, as I used to give up the fight in the queue-less stampede at canteen…
  • Collecting Happiness...

    Anshul Gautam
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Happiness is a feeling, a feeling so warm that it makes us forget all the troubles in our lives for a while. I call it for a while because troubles tend to take over the happiness very soon. The extent of happiness is always decided by us. Though happiness cannot be measured, it’s just a feeling; however we make it big and we make it small. But for the while when emotions of happiness curl us within, don’t we feel ourselves freed and relieved from all unnecessary clutches in our lives? I wish if this feeling could persist throughout, always, in each and every moment that we live.I look…
  • The Flower Boy

    Anshul Gautam
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We would know he is coming. He would ring his bicycle bell continuously, not because he is like every other guy in Patna who honks on road unnecessarily. It was his signal for us that he is in our lane of the colony. My mom would rush down, and start to collect finest of the flowers that flower boy would bring. We are Brahmins, and we adhere to some proper way of worshipping. And my mom cannot do puja without flowers. I used to wonder why does mom take so long to bring flowers, picking each of them by examining. And all this time the flower boy would keep smiling. He has two teeth in the…
  • Healed into a Flower...

    Anshul Gautam
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    Love is auspicious. May be it is, or maybe I don’t know about it. But there was a time when I used to think about it strongly. I believed love would flutter its wings and take me to the fairyland. I knew of a fairy who lived there. Be it day, or night, my dreams would be occupied with my fairy in it. An angel whose beauty makes everyone jealous of, she would smile and happiness would start to flow. When she speaks, it muses the heart and soul of every person that exists on this earth. From the chippering of birds in the morning sky, to songs of nightingale at night, all of them seemed…
 
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    Digital Insights Blog

  • Rise of Social Media Ad Spending [Infographic]

    Priyanka Ravani
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Do you want a global perspective when it comes to ad spending on social media? Social media advertising has had an impressive growth in the past and its future only looks bigger & brighter. Viewing this growth will force many marketers to start spending in the social arena.Below is a detailed infographic which highlights the global spend and breaks down the numbers as per region & social network. All this data will help you in creating better social ads n 2015 & coming years as well! Let us get started straight away with key facts & predictions mentioned in the…
  • 7 Ways to attract Online Customers without spending a Penny!

    Harsh Ajmera
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Are you looking for ways to acquire new online customers without burning a hole in your pocket? Just a heads-up, we are not talking about Facebook in this article as you must be knowing for Facebook, its mostly about paying. No matter how great your product is if there is no customer base it just becomes pointless. Many businesses today don’t want users to always visit their site/blog to buy something, they want to build a connect, a relation which may yield some benefits in future.There are a lot of ways to promote your business and attract potential customers, but in this article I…
  • Admins attention! Your Facebook page like count is going to dip down.

    Harshita Pande Joshi
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Facebook recently announced some changes to ‘Making Page Likes More Meaningful’. Facebook will be removing those accounts from page like count, who have voluntarily deactivated and memorialized their accounts. That means, these are likes that are from users who don’t use Facebook anymore. If they ever reactivate their account, then their like will auto-add to your page, just like before.Facebook had done a similar cleanup in August 2012, when they mass deleted fake Facebook accounts. That led to some pages witness massive drops in their page like count, as a lot of…
  • Urban Ladder says sorry on email. Why?

    Harshita Pande Joshi
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    Urban Ladder is an online furniture store and has seen a loyal fan growth through a strong digital and social media strategy, before they went big with a television commercial a few months ago. There are many things that interest me about Urban Ladder’s way of communication and marketing. Today was just another example of their simplistic way of execution. Here’s what happened:I am subscribed to the Urban Ladder email newsletter. Today, in the morning, I received a flash sale email from them. But it had a prominent mistake – the price tag of a product was wrongly slashed. Here’s…
  • 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…
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    Indian Television

  • SAB Family Club – SAB TV unveils a unique initiative

    Indian Television
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    SAB TV unveils a unique initiative SAB Family Club at the premier of its new show Hansi He Hansi Mil Toh Lein SAB Family Club SAB TV, India’s most loved family channel unveiled a new initiative ‘SAB Family Club’ at the grand premiere of its most awaited show Hansi He Hansi Mil Toh Lein. Keeping up with its promise of its brand tagline “Asli Mazaa Sab Ke Saath Aata Hai”, The channel has launched a brand new marketing initiative that provides a once in a life opportunity for it viewers to get an all access pass to all SAB TV events and show launches. Over and above winners stand the…
  • Antahpura kannda serial on suvarna tv – from 20th april 2015

    Indian Television
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:54 am
    suvarna tv launching Antahpura kannda serial on 20th april 2015 at 7.00 P.M Antahpura kannda serial Star Network’s Kannada General Entertainment Channel Suvarna has announced the launch a new fiction show Antahpura from April 20th 2015 Eternal love stories begin with struggle. The story of Antahpura is a love story that’s set in the harsh realities of Veeragada. A simple Mysore girl Sahana falls in love with the heir of the Veeragada household Sudeep; who woos her; but bitter reality sets in when she visits Veeragada for the first time and meets Rudrani Devi the matriarch of the…
  • Suvarna Parivaar Awards 2015 Images – Event Gallery of Suvarna Parivaar Awards

    Indian Television
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    Event Gallery of Suvarna Parivaar Awards – Suvarna Parivaar Awards 2015 Images
  • 3rd Suvarna Parivaar Awards Telecast on 18th and 19th April 2015

    Indian Television
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    Suvarana TV Telecasting 3rd Suvarna Parivaar Awards 18th and 19th April 2015 at 6.00 P.M Suvarna Parivaar 2015 Awards the star network’s kannada general entertainment channel suvarna will telecast its 3 rd parivaar awards on april 18 th and 19 th @ 6pm. suvarna parivaar awards will be a complete entertainer featuring performances by suvarna stars like amrutha of amrutavarshini; samarth & prarthana of milana; surya & shravani of avvanu mathe shravani; madhu, krishna & sonia of madhubala; and several others. the added attraction to the event is the performances by the…
  • indian idol junior 2015 auditions started

    Indian Television
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:39 pm
    indian idol junior 2015 auditions introduces digital auditions for the first time ever indian idol junior 2015 auditions it’s time for all the little ones to strengthen their vocal cords and showcase their talent as india’s most loved reality show indian idol junior on sony entertainment television is back with a bang. the much loved show has given a platform for thousands of kids across the country to come forward and display their singing talent as they become national sensations. indian idol junior will be judged by the talented vishal dadlani, salim merchant and none other than…
 
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    Life Stalker

  • 25 Famous Paintings of Abanindranath Tagore

    DM
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Abanindranath Tagore, or candidly known as Aban Thakur, was the principal artist and creator of Indian Society of Oriental Arts. He was the first major voice of Swadeshi values in […] The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • True Meaning of Happiness, Coke and Momos By The Guru

    DM
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    He was new in the office, short but a well-built guy, always wearing a sweet smile that can mould insane of the insane. Guarav, that was his name, but nobody […] The post True Meaning of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ganesh Pyne: Paintings by Man Who Painted Death

    DM
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    In the mid of August, 1946, when communal riots shakes the soul of Calcutta, a shy and introvert child became obsessed with death and melancholy. He didn’t know when he […] The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Einstein on Falling in Love and Being in Love

    DM
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Albert Einstein is not only the man of science, who discovered the secret of energy mass equivalence, but he is also the man of romance, who secretly discovered the equation […] The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dandi March: 5 Interesting Facts About Gandhi’s Salt Satyagraha

    DM
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:37 pm
    With the first ray of the Sun, on 6th of April, 1930, a 61 year old man, draped in Khaddar, and stands up with a lump of salt in one […] The post Dandi March: 5 Interesting Facts About... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    PunjabNews.TV

  • Sukhbir Badal on Congress

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:26 pm
    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal visited Sri Dabar Sahib following the Dhuri bypoll in which the Shiromani Akali Dal won and achieved a majority in the assembly. Sukhbir Badal was in a comedy mood taking shots at the Congress party and Captain Amarinder Singh. Firstly Sukhbir Badal commented on the disappearance of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, saying that for the first time we are witnessing Congress saying Rahul should not be majority leader and on other hand they are trying to build him up. Then on rumours of Captain Amarinder Singh joining Akali Dal, Sukhbir Badal said first he…
  • Beadbi Inside Gurdwara During Narendra Modi Visit

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Ross Street Gurdwara Sahib in Vancouver yesterday amidst much controversy. Protestors gathered outside the Gurdwara Sahib against PM Modi but were not allowed to enter the Gurdwara Sahib. Modi and Canadian PM Stephen Harper both visited for 30minutes before going to a Mandir. Reports have also suggested that alongside the shocking decision by committee to bar sangat from entering the Gurdwara Sahib whilst Modi was there, sacrilege took place inside as the Granthi’s of the Gurdwara Sahib left Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji unattended to greet…
  • Singhs vs Shiv Sena

    admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Tarn Taran, Punjab: In the small rural town of Jhabbal located in Tarn Taran (Punjab) a group of Singhs, 18 in number headed by Damdami Taksal’s Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala tackled a group of Shiv Sena workers, who’s numbers were close to 80. The right wind Hindu group had been protesting in the area and making derogatory remarks against Sikhs when the group of Singhs arrived. A stand off took place and eventually as the Singhs moved forward, the Shiv Sena workers quickly retreated and were seen running in different directions. The Shiv Sena in Punjab has been increasing it’s…
  • Sukhbir Badal Visits Shiv Sena Leader in Hospital

    admin
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal visited Gurdaspur Shiv Sena President, Harinvder Soni at Fortis Hospital in Amritsar where he is being kept under observation after receiving a gunshot wound to the abdomen. During the visit, Sukhbir Badal stated that the Shiv Sena leader is stable and out of danger and when questioned on the security provided to Soni, Sukhbir Badal said currently 6 people have been provided to him, but on the day of the incident he had only taken 2. Notably Sukhbir Badal’s visit comes just a day after his father Parkash Singh Badal and Sumedh Saini…
  • IAS Officer SEX Scandal

    admin
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Video footage of IAS officer has been circulated by the Indian media in which it shows him flirting and dancing with a woman. The IAS Officer, S N Roy of Haryana has been accused by the woman of being sexually exploited as he made false promises of marriage to her. The complaint has since reached Roy’s seniors and is now under investigation. The lawyer of S N Roy has outright denied the charges leveled against his client, stating that the woman is attempting to blackmail and shame his client. As per the complaint, the alleged victim has claimed Roy kept her in his official accommodation…
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  • Back in action: Rahul Gandhi's first public engagement after leave, to meet farmers today

    Pavan Patidar
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who returned after his much talked about 57-day sabbatical on Thursday, will be assemblyDelegations of farmers from different states and discover their views on the changes being brought in the land law of the UPA by the Narendra Modi government.Rahul's meeting with farmers is likely to be held prior to the Congress' 'Kisan-Khet Mazdoor' rally on Sunday to galvanise demonstrations from the land acquisition law of the NDA.Despite the backlash on his deficiency through the critical Parliament session as well as a missed opportunity in participating in the…
  • Twitter War Between Yogendra Yadav, AAP Over Show-cause Notice

    Pavan Patidar
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:28 pm
    NEW DELHI: A Twitter war has broken out between rebel leader Yogendra Yadav and the Aam Aadmi Party this morning -cause notices were sent to dissident leaders.Prashant Bhushan and rebel AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav have already been allowed two days to respond failing which they may be expelled in the party, sources told NDTV.Witnesses and the complainants are themselves judges!AAP leader Ashutosh was fast to hit back.The two have been dismissed from committees and all key places.Notices have been sent to Ajit Jha and senior leaders Anand Kumar.The charges against Mr Bhushan comprise his "open…
  • From Shahid Kapoor to Salman Khan: Bollywood celebs and their stepmoms

    Pavan Patidar
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Buddies of Shahid Kapoor say that when the performer shifts stock, lock and barrel from his present flat in Raj Classic to his elaborate sea-facing apartment he's bound to feel a void. And the one man he'll miss greatly is his stepmother Supriya Pathak Kapur. Sasha's people -- dad stepmom Supriya Pankaj Kapur and his two siblings reside in Raj Classic. He spent long hours along with his family downstairs although the performer had his own flat because building.While he adores his dad with whom he shared a unique bond with the one is his stepmum Supriya. Frequently describing her as an…
  • PM returns home after three-nation tour

    Pavan Patidar
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:19 pm
    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned on Saturday following a three- country tour of Germany, France and Canada during which several important deals were signed, for example, supply of uranium from Canada and 36 Rafale fighter jets by France.For refuelling before heading for New Delhi from Vancouver, the Prime Minister's aircraft formed a short stopover."I leave Canada with huge gratification. This visit will further improve India-Canada ties. A huge thanks to individuals of Canada," he said in a different tweet before heading home.The thrust of Modi's excursion was on bringing…
  • VC investments in Indian firms up three-fold in 2015

    Pavan Patidar
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:16 pm
    BEGALURU: Indian startups have not had it so great, using the stream of venture capital investments turning right into a flood. The previous week alone has seen several high worth VC financing deals, including Ola ($400 million), Zomato ($50 million), Grofers ($35 million), MobiKwik ($25 million), ZopNow ($10 million) and PepperTap ($10 million).Till date, the year has found $2.36 billion in capital, more than three times the amount for the first four months of 2014 ($716 million), according to estimates by VC funds tracking business Tracxn!. In significantly less than four months in 2013, VC…
 
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  • Huawei P8 Excellent Camera Smartphone Price Around 30K

    kanuj sharma
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    Huawei P8 Excellent Camera Smartphone Price Around 30K Huawei P8 Excellent Camera Smartphone Price Around 30K, India 2015 - The Huawei Honor Ascend P8 was recently unveiled at a conference in London, Great Britain. The smartphone has an uncanny resemblance to the iPhone 6. The smartphone is unveiled and will be on sale somewhere in May 2015 globally.  Before the P8 Huawei launched the P7 which was moderately successful.  The Huawei P8 is a flagship smartphone to battle the competition from Samsung, Xiaomi, One plus One. Recently Huawei launched Huawei Honor 4X in India for Rs. 10,500 and…
  • 5 Android 2 GB RAM Mobiles Rs 15000 to 20000 India

    kanuj sharma
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:14 am
    5 Android 2 GB RAM Mobiles Rs 15000 to 20000 India 5 Android 2 GB RAM Mobiles Rs 15000 to 20000 India: These are the 5 best great performance smartphones which you can purchase in April/May/June 2015.  They have minimum 2 GB RAM and a good processor, and excellent other specs like Camera and screen resolution.  We have included some of the best devices which are hot selling currently in the Indian market. You can’t go wrong if you choose any one of these.  Starting the list with one of my favorite smartphone priced below Rs. 20,000 the Huawei Honor The post 5 Android 2 GB RAM Mobiles…
  • Best Windows Smartphone Below Rs 10000

    kanuj sharma
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Best Windows Smartphone Below Rs 10000 April 2015, India. Best Windows Smartphone Below Rs 10000 : Microsoft has unveiled the new Lumia 540  which is going to be priced below Rs. 10,000. The smartphone model lies between the Nokia 535 and recently released Lumia 640. The new Lumia  540 bestows almost similar design from the previous generations of Lumia mobiles. The smartphone is going to be priced below Rs. 10,000 and has  a price tag of $150. It will be one of the best smartphone with a windows 8.1 platform under Rs. 10,000 in Indian market once it hit stores in The post Best Windows…
  • Is Screen Protector or Tempered Glass Required : Solved

    kanuj sharma
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    Is Screen Protector or Tempered Glass Required with Latest Smartphones 2015 Is Screen Protector or Tempered Glass Required : This is one question you would be thinking when you get your new shiny Apple IPhone 6 or a Google Nexus 6. Google Nexus 6 has the corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and Apple also uses a toughened glass to make the iPhone 6 screen scratch resistant. All the new android smartphones comes with some kind of hard scratch resistant coating which promises to keep your smartphone scratch proof. The major culprits for scratches is keys in your pockets and a The post Is Screen…
  • Low Price 3G Quadcore Android Kitkat Mobile below 3K

    kanuj sharma
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    Low Price 3G Quadcore Android Kitkat Mobile below 3K   April 2015, India – Low Price 3G Quadcore Android Kitkat Mobile below 3K : Lenovo is expected to launch this smartphone below Rs. 3,000 in the Indian market very soon. While we have so many good options above Rs. 5,000 price range. With smartphones like Android One (powered by Android Lollipop OS) recently getting cheaper and priced around Rs. 5,000. Still there is a huge gap for quality smartphone in the range of Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5000. Lenovo has tried to address this need with Lenovo A1900. Lenovo has been very aggressive…
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  • 6 Hollywood Classic Stars And Their Sad Childhood

    Sufia Banu
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    The post 6 Hollywood Classic Stars And Their Sad Childhood appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Thinking of film stars we often see them behind curtains of wealth, fame and beauty; sometimes forgetting that once they too had been simple folks like us. Here’s a reminder on 6 Hollywood classic stars with sad childhood. 6) Clara Bow: Bow personified the Roaring Twenties and is known as the leading sex symbol of the […]
  • 6 Less-Known Ancient Ruins You Need To Visit

    Sufia Banu
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    The post 6 Less-Known Ancient Ruins You Need To Visit appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Who wants to go to a vacation among overcrowded stinking places, when you have an option to visit intriguing less-know ancient ruins? The answer is nobody. So what are you waiting for, read this stuff and start packing! 6) Pula, Croatia: The city has and still exists from the ancient Roman times.  A great amphitheatre, Pula Arena with its […]
  • 6 Crazy Things You Should Know About Jackie Chan

    Sufia Banu
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The post 6 Crazy Things You Should Know About Jackie Chan appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Fan or not, you must have come across Jackie Chan’s film at least once in your lifetime. And surely, you’ve been awestruck by this unique actor. Well what are you waiting for then? Plunge into the 6 crazy facts about Jackie Chan! 6. He had a hard time when he was young: His father Charles […]
  • 6 Ancient King And Queen Who Were Insane

    Sufia Banu
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:29 pm
    The post 6 Ancient King And Queen Who Were Insane appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Long gone are the days when kings and queens were called messenger of God. Thanks to democracy we don’t have to keep up with mad kings and queen like the one’s in this list. Check them out. 6. Joanna Of Castile, Queen Of Castile & Leon: Also called ‘Joanna the mad’, was originally from Aragon. […]
  • Top 6 Lost Cities In The World

    Sathish
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:40 am
    The post Top 6 Lost Cities In The World appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Lost ancient cities hide many secrets, but they also give many answers. They are the roots of civilization from which vast empires and cultures developed. At some point in their past these cities were abandoned by their inhabitant and left to wait for some curious adventurer. Today, that adventurer is you. Join us on our […]
 
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  • MTS Mblaze Review (Sector 22, 23, 21 , Palam Vihar Gurgaon)

    Pavan
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness MTS Mblaze Review (Sector 22, 23, 21 , Palam Vihar Gurgaon) This is one of the most bizarre experiences I have ever encountered in my life. I had taken MTS Mblaze from a shop in sector 22 for my home use.  The Guy sitting in the shop was very good to me at the time Read more... The post MTS Mblaze Review (Sector 22, 23, 21 , Palam Vihar Gurgaon) appeared first on Traffic Challan.
  • 1 Week Bonus for every year completed for TCS Employees

    Pavan
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness 1 Week Bonus for every year completed for TCS Employees This is great news for all TCS employees. TCS has just announced that TCS will be giving bonus to all the employees who have completed at least 1 year in TCS. TCS is giving this bonus since it has completed 10 years in share market Read more... The post 1 Week Bonus for every year completed for TCS Employees appeared first on Traffic Challan.
  • Gold Monetization Scheme Budget 2015

    Pavan
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:42 am
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness The message from Finance Ministry in the new budget was loud and clear: Why not deal in virtual Gold when everything under the sky is getting virtual?  And hence, here we have Gold Monetization Scheme in which you can purchase sovereign gold bonds instead of purchasing metal gold and keep growing it at an interest Read more... The post Gold Monetization Scheme Budget 2015 appeared first on Traffic Challan.
  • Airtel Zero Plan a killer of Net Neutrality

    Pavan
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness Airtel Zero Plan a killer of Net Neutrality Airtel Zero Plan is the term that is in news these days. As per the news channel Airtel is working on Airtel Zero Plan for its users who are not using internet on the phone. As consumers this sounds good news. Airtel Zero Plan states that’s Airtel Read more... The post Airtel Zero Plan a killer of Net Neutrality appeared first on Traffic Challan.
  • NPS New Pension Scheme faq

    Pavan
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:54 am
    Traffic Challan - Its All About Awareness NPS stands for New Pension System, which is a voluntary contribution scheme for a person till the age 60 years, so that it facilitates necessary pension money after 60 years of age.  NPS was introduced by the central government and is monitored and managed by PFRDA (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority). Who is eligible Read more... The post NPS New Pension Scheme faq appeared first on Traffic Challan.
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    DobizIndia » DobizIndia

  • MGT-14

    Dobizindia
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    Introduction A company or liquidator has to file with the concerned ROC (Registrar of companies) certain resolutions and agreements. These are to be filed after being passed at the meeting of the Board / Shareholders / Creditors of the company. The particulars of such resolutions or / and agreement are to be filed through this Form. The provisions of Section 94 and 117 are applicable regarding registration of certain resolutions and agreements with ROC. The Form has to be filed with ROC within 30 days of passing of the resolution or of the making of the agreement. Section 117 of the Companies…
  • BONUS SHARES

    Dobizindia
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Bonus shares are additional shares given to the current shareholders without any additional cost, based upon the number of shares that an existing shareholder owns. These are company’s accumulated earnings which are not given out in the form of dividends, but are converted into free shares called Bonus shares. Companies issue bonus shares to encourage retail participation (Individual investors who buy and sell securities for their personal account, and not for another company or organization.)  and increase their equity base. When price per share of a company is high, it becomes…
  • Winding up of a Company

    Dobizindia
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Winding up of a Company is a process of putting an end to the life of a Company wherein its existence is dissolved and all its assets are used to satisfy the creditors and shareholders. It is the process by which; the management of a Company’s affairs is taken out of its director’s hands. its assets are realized by a liquidator. liabilities are discharged out of proceeds of realization and, any surplus of assets remaining is returned to its members or shareholders. In common parlance dissolution and winding up are erroneously used to mean the same thing, but are legally two different…
  • MEETINGS OF THE COMPANY

    Dobizindia
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:12 pm
    INTRODUCTION: A company is a legal person and being a legal person can perform any activity respect to its necessity. A Company can hold property, can express its consent by signing, can take decisions, can sue or can be sued by its own name. All those activities a company acts can never capable to perform unless any natural person performs on behalf of the Company. Those persons are called Directors, Shareholders, auditor, secretaries and many more other persons who perform on behalf of a Company. Such performance only can be executed after getting decisions in a proper manner by a proper…
  • Secretarial Audit

    Dobizindia
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Secretarial Audit is an audit process to Checkout Company’s activity relating to conformation of various laws, rules, regulations, by laws along with legal and procedural requirements in force to the Companies. Secretarial Audit is based on the Following Doctrine ‘COMPLY OR EXPLAIN ‘. Need of Secretarial Audit: Every company needs to comply several rules, laws and regulations, failing which attract huge penalty, legal prosecution, losing of creditors trust, shareholders confidence, and several legal punishments. Periodical examination of work necessary to point out the errors and…
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    Beebom

  • 10 Best Java IDEs of All Time

    Aniruddha Mysore
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:08 am
    Java is an extremely common programming language, used nearly everywhere – Android apps, game consoles, even supercomputers. It is known for its simplicity, and its amazing portability. In today’s article, we will be looking at the 10 Best Java IDEs of All Time. An IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is an all-in-one software which not only lets you edit and compile your code, but also  manages resources, provides deployment and version controlling options, and lets you use... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best VPN For Android 2015

    Rupesh Sinha
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:23 pm
    You must have heard of VPN (Virtual Private Networks), right? Well, if not, a Virtual Private Network lets you use the internet more securely and lets you overcome regional restrictions. Internet Security is a major issue nowadays, considering the surge of internet in the most remote areas of the world. If you worry about the bank transaction you just made or you fear surfing the web on a public WiFi network, well VPN is for you. VPN gives you that security when you are doing a transaction or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 22 Best Android Wear Watch Faces

    Veda
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:28 am
    Smartwatches are the in-thing today and if you are a proud owner of one, you should be well aware of the different Watch Faces that are available at your disposal on the Play Store. They are an absolute delight to have on your Smartwatch because they bring to your wrists a whole different world of compact information; from weather to your calendar and even your fitness developments. This enables the user to stay away from their other gadgets and provide a hassle-free working environment. There... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best HTC One M9 Screen Protectors

    Abhijith N Arjunan
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    Undoubtedly, HTC One M9 is one of the most powerful and popular Smartphone available in the market! By paying a price of $649 [For Unlocked Version of the device], you get a device with Octa-Core SoC, 3GB RAM and a powerful & durable battery of 2840 mAh. On top of all these, HTC One M9 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.0 that blends slim design and enhanced protection from scratches and damages. That having said, you might be interested in having an extra protection to your HTC One M9... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best iPhone Camera Lenses

    Abhijith N Arjunan
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:47 pm
    There is something quite interesting when it comes to the world of photography — you can never estimate talent of a photographer depending upon the gear he or she owns! In some cases, a photographer with one point-and-shoot camera might capture stunning shots when a so-called DSLR owner sits dumbstruck. This is the same thing behind one of the major trends in world of today’s photography — iPhone Photography or iPhoneography. Well, if you are a person who is interested in iPhoneography and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!
 
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  • Save the Internet

    admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:14 pm
    The internet’s success in fostering innovation, access to knowledge and freedom of speech is in large part due to the principle of net neutrality — the idea that internet service providers give their customers equal access to all lawful websites and services on the internet, without giving priority to any website over another. Due to intense lobbying by telecom operators like Airtel and Vodafone, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is planning to allow them to block apps and websites to extort more money from consumers and businesses — an extreme violation of net…
  • Greenpeace Foreign Funds to India Blocked

    admin
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:49 pm
    NEW DELHI: Greenpeace’s registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act or FCRA has been suspended. Sources said it has been asked to explain why that penalty should not be made permanent. Seven of its bank accounts have been frozen with the government alleging that the organization deliberately under-reported foreign contributions and used them in part to fund legal cases. The government has barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds, alleging that it has “prejudicially affected the economic interest of the state”. An internal report of the Home…
  • Prime Minister Launched Mudra Bank worth Rs.20,000Crs

    admin
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm
    INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Mudra Bank to cater Small businesses such as tailors, mechanics and agro-entrepreneurs. “After ‘banking the un-banked’ with the Jan Dhan Yojana, it’s time to ‘fund the unfunded’,” PM Modi said at the launch of the bank that will have a corpus of Rs 20,000 crore. The Mudra Bank will launch three products initially -1. Shishu would cover loans up to Rs 50,000 while 2.Kishore above Rs 50,000 and up to Rs 5 lakh. 3.Tarun category will cover loans of above Rs 5 lakh and up to Rs 10 lakh. Big industrial…
  • Smriti Irani Caught CCTV Camera not Hidden Camera oppsss

    admin
    4 Apr 2015 | 4:27 pm
    GOA-Panaji: The Camera which is said to be a hidden camera is actually a CCTV camera and which is positioned on the roof not in Trail-Room or Changing-Room. Fabindia said issued a statement “At the outset, we would like to convey our apologies to the Honourable Minister Smriti Irani for the inconvenience that has been inadvertently caused. The camera in question at Condolim-Goa store was a part of the surveillance system at the store and was installed in the shopping area. There were no hidden cameras anywhere in the store, including the trial rooms. These cameras are in full public…
  • President And P.M Modi to Visit Vajpayee

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    NEW DELHI:  Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and one of the most-respected politicians across parties will be conferred the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be among a host of VVIPs who are expected to be present at Mr Vajpayee’s Delhi residence where he will be honoured. In 2013, when the UPA government had announced the Bharat Ratna for former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist CNR Rao, the BJP had criticized the Congress for ignoring Mr Vajpayee’s contribution to the…
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    BoxOffice Asia

  • Jalaibee 7 Days At Domestic BoxOffice

    BoxOffice Asia
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Jalaibee  Enter in Second week After Steady “week one”. After collection of 4.08 crores on its 4 days extended weekend film Jalaibee collected around 1 crores on its next 3 days, and now stand with total collection of 5.01Cr. Film collected 0.33, 0.32 and 0.28 Crores on Tuesday, wednesday and Thursday respectively. Film jalaibee collected 4.08 crores on its first weekend, It was expected that film would collect around 6 Crores over the week one, but film is a little bit behind its expectation, the reason behind that is film didnt managed to attract single screens audience,…
  • Jalaibee Boxoffice collection

    BoxOffice Asia
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Jalaibee fetched 1lac Peoples to Cinemas over the 4 days Extended Weekend   Read More ==>> Jalaiebee Seven Days At Domesti Boxoffice Complete list of daywise boxoffice collection of yasir Jaswal’s Jalaibee: Days Collection(Rs) Day1 (Fri) 1.02Cr Day2 (Sat) 1.11Cr Day3 (Sun) 1.15Cr Day4 (Mon) 0.80Cr Day5 (Tues) 0.33Cr Day6 (Wed) 0.32Cr Day7 (Thur) 0.28Cr Day8 (Fri) 0.25Cr Day9 (Sat) 0.45Cr Day10 (Sun) 0.41Cr Day11 (Mon) 0.26Cr Day12 (Tue) 0.21Cr Day13 (Wed) 0.19Cr Day14 (Thur) 0.16Cr Day15 (Fri)  — Day16 (Sat)  — Day17 (Sun)  — Total 6.94* Crores (*)= Still…
  • Jalaibee Saturday BoxOffice Collection:

    BoxOffice Asia
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Jalaibee Set For Rocking WeekEnd     ==>Check Out Daywise Collection Of Jalaibee   Yasir Jaswal’s Movie Jalaibee getting positve words of mouth from audience and also good critic response, After fair first day boxoffice collection of of 1.02 Crore on its first day film showed fair growth and collect 1.11 Crores at boxoffice window, Secoond day collection was expected to be around 1.5 Crores but Film didnt show any growth at single screens reason behind that is single screens audience didnt recieve it well due to frequent use of English. Film is showing very good…
  • Jalaibee 2ndDay BoxOffice-Set For Rocking WeekEnd

    BoxOffice Asia
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Jalaibee Set For Rocking WeekEnd   Update: Jalaibee Collected 1.11 Crores on its 2nd day at boxoffice: Check out Here After fair collection and occupancy Pakistani  movie Jaliabee directed by Yasir Jaswal picked up on its 2nd day and now performing with 70% to 90% occupancies rate in Major cities, Jalaibee is getting positve words of mouth from audience, Report from Social Media website like Twitter/Facebook and Multiplexes in Big cities are extremely positive, Film also getting fair critic reviews. As per early Estimates 2nd day collection of Jalaibee will be around 1.50 Crores(Not…
  • Jalaibee FirstDay BoxOffice Report

    BoxOffice Asia
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:36 am
    Updated: 5Pm Inspite facing of of CWC15, Jalaibee Collect Huge Numbers At Pakistan Boxoffice   Pakistani  movie Jaliabee is finally  releases on Friday(20-march),  featuring Danish Taimoor, along with Ali Safina, Adnan Jaffar, Sajid Hasan, Uzair Jaswal (director’s younger brother), Wiqar Ali Khan, Sabeeka Imam and Zhalay Sarhadi and directed by Yasir Jaswal and produced by Eman Bente Syed. Yasir Jaswal’s Jalaibee showed steady performance on first day of its release, Inspite of working day and #PakvsAus match film collected huge numbers at pakistan boxoffice, The film showed…
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    Expert Bulletin

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 – Full phone specifications

    Expert Bulletin
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be available at Rs. 49,900 for the 32GB variant while the equivalent Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is priced at Rs. 58,900. Samsung Galaxy S6 – Full phone specifications... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sony Xperia E4 Dual full phone specifications

    Expert Bulletin
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    Sony Xperia E4 Dual With 5-Inch Display available at Rs. 12,490.  The Sony Xperia E4 Dual features 1 GB of RAM coupled with 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor. With an 8 GB internal storage the phone is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
 
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    India Blog

  • Let’s have open Discussion on Section 66A – Information Technology Act of India

    Chetna Sabarwal
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The first ever documented facts on freedom of speech were way back in 399BC when Socrates speaks to jury at his trial: ‘If you offered to let me off this time on condition...
  • Let’s all be human first and not men and women !

    Chetna Sabarwal
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    “Women Empowerment”, the very topic has been discussed so much in almost every forum and every possible live event that it seems a challenge to write something new and relevant on it.Hence, it’s...
  • Tapping the potential of Indian Youth

    Chetna Sabarwal
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    Youth! The UN, for statistical consistency across regions, defines ‘youth’, as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years, without prejudice to other definitions by Member States. With 28% of population...
  • The Broken Thread of Indian society

    Chetna Sabarwal
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:28 am
    Do you remember the scene from the Hindi Movie “Paa” where the young politician Amol Arte (Abhishek Bachchan) comes to Auro’s (Amitabh Bachchan) school as a Chief Guest. He comes on the occasion...
  • Role of education in national development

    Nidhi Arora
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Education has been recognized as the most powerful and vital tool for India’s development. Various researches both at national and international levels have proved that education significantly contributes in social and economic advancement...
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    Vaikundarajan

  • Vaikundarajan Roots For Kangana Ranaut In Her New Movie Tanu Weds Manu Returns

    vaikundarajan80
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:25 am
    Vaikundarajan says that the first trailer of the movie Tanu Weds Manu Returns blew his mind and he is of the opinion that the movie is certainly worth a watch. . The movie features actors R Madhavan, Deepak Dobriyal and actress Kangana Ranaut in the lead roles and is a sequel of the 2011 Tanu weds Manu Directed by Anand L Rai. The story revolves around Tanuja Trivedi (Kangana) who returns from London and is married to Manoj Sharma (R Madhavan) and has troubles in her married life. Owing to the marital problems, Manoj indulges in an extra-marital affair.  Manoj comes across a girl named Kusum…
  • Vaikundarajan Says ‘Son of Satyamurthy’ Movie Will Be The Biggest Hit of 2015

    vaikundarajan80
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:54 am
    Telugu movie star Allu Arjun’s new movie ‘Son of Satyamurthy‘ has received good response in worldwide box offices. The movie has beat the record of Bunny’s last outing ’Race Gurram‘ on the first opening day. The move starrer Allu Arjun and Trivikram Srinivas are being seen together after ‘Julayi’, this movie was most awaited Telugu movie of 2015 says Vaikundarajan. The film has created buzz in the media for several good reasons since it was announced. Its music and promos have generated a lot of curiosity among film lovers. In addition to that, movie makers…
  • Vaikundarajan – Microsoft Launches Lumia 640 And 640 XL In The Indian Market

    vaikundarajan80
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:31 am
    A new range of smartphones is launched in India market by technology giant Microsoft. The launch was made on Tuesday. The company launched two new handsets – Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL for the price of Rs 11,999 and Rs 15, 799 respectively, shares Vaikundarajan. Microsoft Mobile Devices Director (South) T S Sridhar said, “Consumers today are constantly looking for a device to bring them more flexibility to switch easily between work and play. The Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640 are the perfect devices that are enablers of productivity, busting the 9 to 5 myth by letting you achieve more on…
  • Vaikundarajan Wishes Everyone A Solemn Good Friday

    vaikundarajan80
    3 Apr 2015 | 2:39 am
      Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. It is the most solemn day in the Christian calendar. Ususally, the dates on which Good Friday is observed, vary each year. It mostly occurs between March 20th and April 23rd in all years. It falls on the Friday before Easter Sunday and thus is also sometimes called Easter Friday.
  • Aditi Arya Wins Femina Miss India 2015: Vaikundarajan

    vaikundarajan80
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Femina Miss India 2015 took place last night at Yash Raj studios. The most glamorous event of the year 2015.  The event was hosted by funny man Manish Paul who did a fab job and was joined by Neha Dhupia for a small segment. To make event more glamorous, performances by Bollywood stars including Kareena Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Shahid Kapoor were seen. The awaited part was the result. Delhite, Aditi Arya won the title of Femina Miss India 2015 and was crowned the most beautiful woman of the country. Afreen Racheal Vaz was named first runner-up and Vartika Singh the second. …
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    The Indian Talks

  • Anushka and Ranbir launches ‘Mohabbat Buri Bimari’ on Hotstar

    Ashish
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:54 pm
    If you are waiting to watch the song ‘Mohabbat Buri Bimari’ on YouTube or Hotstar, here are good news for you. Now you can watch the exclusive song of Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor on hotstar mobile application. As a part of brand promotion strategy this song is launched on application only view only. They are […] The post Anushka and Ranbir launches ‘Mohabbat Buri Bimari’ on Hotstar appeared first on The Indian Talks.
  • 31st World Heritage Day to be celebrated on 18th April – Special Facts

    Ashish
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    18th April also known as world’s heritage day, and entry on all special monuments in India is free on this day specially. Camera and tripods shall also be allowed inside the mainstream monuments for free. Photographers and monuments lovers are planning to capture each moment of fun in their cameras this World Heritage Day. In […] The post 31st World Heritage Day to be celebrated on 18th April – Special Facts appeared first on The Indian Talks.
  • Rakhi Sawant Proposes Virat Kohli and Commented on Sunny Leone : Video

    Ashish
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    Rakhi Sawant Proposes Virat Kohli, and called Anushka her ‘Souten’ not just that she had shown Indian’s big heart of doing charity work for providing the clothes to Sunny Leone when a reporter indirectly asks her about her views on Sunny Leone. Rakhi Sawant also said that I am too much different from her and […] The post Rakhi Sawant Proposes Virat Kohli and Commented on Sunny Leone : Video appeared first on The Indian Talks.
  • PREVIEW : MUMBAI INDIANS VS CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

    Ashish
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:58 am
    Mumbai Indians (MI) are going to have their match with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Preview of the match between MI and CSK is all here, On one side MI is standing on the last position for this IPL season after losing their matches with KXIP, KKR and Rajasthan Royals. This match is the last hope for […] The post PREVIEW : MUMBAI INDIANS VS CHENNAI SUPER KINGS appeared first on The Indian Talks.
  • Margarita With A Straw Review : Everyone will love this for sure

    Ashish
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:07 am
    So Margarita With A Straw is now in cinemas and we can only say that Bollywood got a life after this movie, Kalki’s  new movie is just awesome. Her expressions, screenplay, direction and everything else is done very nice and with due care of each and everything. One thing you should note is Shonali Bose (Director) has done everything […] The post Margarita With A Straw Review : Everyone will love this for sure appeared first on The Indian Talks.
 
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    Daily India

  • Emraan Hashmi “Mr.X” Movie Review & Rating (3D)

    siva kumar
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Cast: Emraan Hashmi Director: Mahesh Bhatt. Cinematography: Pravin Bhatt Music Directors: Jeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari Producers: Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt Editing: Kuldeep Mehan Stereographer: Chandan Gupta Movie Release Date: April 17th 2015 Movie Runtime: 134 Minutes CBFC Rating: U/A Distribution Company: Fox Star Studios Mr.X Movie Review & Rating: Mr.X is an most waited 3D Science Fictional Thriler movie starring Emraan Hashmi, Amyra Dastur, Arunoday Singh. It was directed by Vikram Bhatt and Produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt. Story was written by Shagufta Rafique.
  • OK Kanmani/OK Bangaram Movie Review & Rating – (O Kadhal Kanmani)

    Sai
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    Cast: Dulqer Salman, Nitya Menon, Prakash Raj Director: Maniratnam Cinematography: PC Sreeram Music Director: AR Rahman Producers (Tamil/Telugu): Maniratnam/Dil Raju Editing: A Sreekar Prasad Telugu/Tamil Release Date: April 17th 2015 Movie Runtime: 138 Minutes CBFC Rating: U/A Distribution Company: Studio Green (Tamil), Sri Venkateswara Creations (Telugu) Ok Kanmani / Ok Bangaram (Tamil/Telugu) Movie Review & Rating: Preview: Ace director Maniratnam’s Ok Kanmani is releasing on 17th April 2015, it is being dubbed into Telugu as Ok Bangaram. AR Rehman has scored music for this film…
  • Lawrence Ganga/Kanchana 2 Release Postponed

    Sai
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:57 am
    Ragava Lawrence’s Ganga/Kanchana 2 Telugu version is supposed to release on 17 April 2015, the film has completed its censor formalities lately and is now finding difficult to hit theaters, according to the sources Telugu producer Bellamkonda Suresh has to clear huge sum of money to the financier to get clearance for the film, Tamil version of the film is however releasing on time, it is now being heard that this film might be pushed to Saturday ie 18th April release which is also not very sure date, makers are also looking for 24th April as a date to release the film, but the poster…
  • VV Vinayak Spending 40 Crores On Akhil Debut Film?

    Sai
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    Nagarjuna’s younger son Akhil is debuting as hero under VV Vinayak’s direction, shooting of the movie has started nearly two months back and unit is currently busy in canning important scenes between the main leads, hero Nitin and his father G Sudhakar Reddy are producing the film, according to the sources makers are spending huge money on Akhil’s debut, it is being heard that estimated budget of the film is nearly 40 Crores which is a huge amount on debutant. Till now Alludu Seenu launching Bellamkonda Sreeniva was biggest money spinner at the box office, it collected…
  • Rey Closing Collections Share, Third Disaster For YVS Chowdary

    Sai
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
    Sai Daram Tej’s technical debut film Rey was released on 27 March 2015, it was actually started long back in 2011 and was supposed to release in 2012/2013 itself but due to financial problems and other technical problems it was delayed till 2015. Director YVS Chowdary has told to media that he has penned this script for Megapowerstar Ram Charan but finally has introduced Sai Daram Tej, another mega hero with the film. Right from the day 1, film has carried flop talk and never showed dominance at the box office, due to huge mega fan base it managed to perform well on the Day and…
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    DesiKand

  • Sexy Girl Under Car – Men Will Be Men.

    desikand
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:08 pm
    What will happen when your car broke down in middle of road, and you can’t get some mechanic or help. You try to fix the car by yourself. That’s what most men will do. But there is one thing, will be there any help coming if someone sees you trying to fix the car. I think you know the answer. But what if the situation is reversed and instead of a man, a woman goes under the car, and try to fix it. What will be the guys will do. Check out this social experiment, how men will be remain the men. The post Sexy Girl Under Car – Men Will Be Men. appeared first on DesiKand.
  • Sambhog Siksha – Sex Education in India

    desikand
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:19 am
    What is Sex? Ahem… Ahem… This is against Indian Culture, Bhai? Okay, Okay… What is Sambhog? Yeah, you are now getting it right. Watch this funny take by East India Comedy featuring Anand Tiwari as Sambhog Siksha Gura, i.e. Sex Educationist on Sex Education Classes in India i.e. Sambhog Sikhsa Padhshala. The best part of the video, when a student ask, how babies are made? And how there are 1.3 billion people in this country. The teacher replies, when desi men inserts their indian culture inside the female values, that’s how the baby is born. And a baby is a gift from a…
  • Desi Guide To Indian Women – Ban Gaya Kutta

    desikand
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    Have you seen that movie, Pyaar Ka Punchnama, that one with song goes like that, Ban Gaya Kutta, Main Ban Gaya Kutta. Yeah, that movie. I think that movie is perfect desi guide to Indian women in a whole. How a desi women treats you when you are dating them, being in relationship and after that big thing – the marriage. But if you haven’t watched that movie, this hilariously cool video by Logical Retards i.e. Sikander Sidhu provides you a kunji to that movie in nutshell. Watch this Desi Kunji to Indian Women, on how a desi woman, treats you when you become the Kutta. The post Desi…
  • How Mutual Understanding Can Be Good For Long Term Partnerships – Sachin-Dravid Story

    desikand
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The master blaster Sachin Tendulkar shared a beautiful incidence which includes him and Rahul Dravid on how mutual understanding can be fruitful for a long term partnership. Tendulkar shared the story during a special dinner interview with ex-Australian cricketer Max Walker. Tendulkar narrates, it was the first test match of the series, and India was all out for 83 runs in first innings, trailing by 132 runs, and they were forced to play the follow on. In second inning, India played more sensibly, and India was two wicket down for 181, but need runs on the board to prevent the defeat. It was…
  • Batman From Chennai – Not The Hero You Deserve Literally

    desikand
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:34 am
    Do you ever wonder, what if Batman is Desi? Yeah, what if Batman is desi superhero, not from Gotham City but from our own Madras, AKA CHENNI. Yes, these Guys from Put Chutney came up with such a hilarious video, What if Batman is from Chennai. And how our Desi Batman will survive a day? How he will fight one of fearsome enemy, the Joker? And also, how his household help, sorry Anna, how his uncle will treat him? And how he will meet his soul mate for life, Cat Woman? See this hilarious video by Put Chutney to check out What if Batman was from Chennai. The post Batman From Chennai – Not…
 
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