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  • बदलाव की बड़ी तस्वीर

    Gurcharan Das
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    इस सरकार द्वारा किए गए थोड़े बहुत किए गए कार्य यही बताते हैं कि मोदी सरकार का मंत्र मौन क्रियान्वयन है। इस संदर्भ में जो महत्वपूर्ण बदलाव हुआ है वह केंद्रीय नौकरशाही के रुख-रवैये से संबंधित है। रिपोर्ट बताती हैं कि वही पुराने अफसर…
  • Ganesh Chaturthi Gifts Ideas & Items 2014 | Ganpati Gifts

    {*Happy*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi brings in loads of enthusiasm and happiness and the amazing surprise of Ganesh Chaturthi Gift Items. We all are always delighted to get surprise gifts from our friends and family. And Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the best opportunities to give and gain some … Read Full PostThe post Ganesh Chaturthi Gifts Ideas & Items 2014 | Ganpati Gifts appeared first on {*Happy*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014.
  • Besan Ladoo

    Awesome Cuisine
    Praveen Kumar
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    Besan Ladoo
  • Jharkhand Government Wants CBI to Probe Tara Sahdev case

    NDTV News - All India
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Jharkhand government wants the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe shooter Tara Sahdev's charges of forced conversion and torture against her husband.
  • Coalgate: CBI hails Birla, gives him clean chit

    India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    In its report to the court seeking the closure of prosecution of Birla and Parakh, CBI has, in fact, praised the industrialist for generating around 1000MW of electricity from the captive power plants run on coal it sources from Talabira coal deposits.
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    India news from ESPN

  • England seek limited-overs reboot

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    England's composition has been under fire in ODIs but they have an opportunity to address against India, who have rarely been in advantageous positions in away series in the recent past
  • 'Improved my concentration a lot' - Raina

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Suresh Raina said he had used his break from international cricket to make 'small changes' to his mental framework to help him make big scores
  • Rahane must shake off 'soft' tag

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    With India in trouble against the new ball in Cardiff, India's No.4 played an important role in steadying the innings but, not for the first time, fell with his job only half done
  • Ashwin honoured with Arjuna award

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    India offspinner R Ashwin has been conferred the Arjuna award, an Indian government honour to recognise outstanding achievement in national sport
  • Injured Rohit to miss rest of England series

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    A finger injury has sidelined Rohit Sharma from the rest of the England series. M Vijay has been called up as his substitute
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  • Sun-Ranbaxy deal: CCI raises concern over molecules

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    CCI is concerned whether the Sun Pharm-Ranbaxy deal will result in high market concentration of certain molecules
  • Raghuram Rajan: In step

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    One year after he took over the Reserve Bank of India, the central banker spills on using silence as a weapon, his step-by-step approach, and how he views the debate about his sex appeal
  • Homi Adajania: Love and longing in Goa

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    After Parsis, the director finds lovable eccentrics in the Goan Catholic community for his forthcoming film ‘Finding Fanny’
  • Cookware: Pan of action

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    A bit of what we eat comes from the pot we use to cook our food. Clay and stone, steel and iron—take your pick
  • We cannot be seen as a paper tiger: Raghuram Rajan

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    RBI governor Raghuram Rajan talks about corporate governance, rising bad assets and his relationship with the govt
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    Reuters: Top News

  • Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    LAKE SELIGER Russia/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.
  • After hard bargaining, EU set for deal on new leadership

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders are set to end weeks of wrangling over top jobs in Brussels and agree on Saturday on who will fill key posts in EU institutions that face major challenges from a combative Russia and a stuttering economy.
  • Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    DAKAR/CONAKRY (Reuters) - The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighbouring Guinea's remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast.
  • Shock waves hit U.S. Open as Halep, Kerber and Venus fall

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shock waves hit the U.S. Open on Friday as veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni spearheaded a series of stunning third-round surprises that claimed two of the top women's seeds and seven-times grand slam winner Venus Williams.
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif distances himself from army as crisis drags on

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distanced himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis on Friday, saying he was not turning to the military for help to defuse the stand-off.
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    India Insight

  • Movie Review: Raja Natwarlal

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:35 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) Kunal Deshmukh, going by his filmography, loves two things – Emraan Hashmi and cricket. After “Jannat” – a movie about cricket and match fixing – and the caper film “Jannat 2″, director Deshmukh seems to have combined the storylines for his latest offering – a caper film about cricket starring Hashmi. “Raja Natwarlal” is a flimsily written and half-heartedly directed film, which falls short of its lofty ambitions because no one…
  • Markets this month: Tata Motors, M&M top Sensex gainers

    India Online Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    By India Online Staff The BSE Sensex jumped 2.9 percent in August, the seventh consecutive monthly gain for the benchmark index in 2014. The broader Nifty closed 3 percent higher, its fourth straight month of gains. The Indian stock market hit multiple record highs in August, helped by relentless foreign buying, easing of geopolitical tensions and continued optimism about the domestic economy’s revival. On Friday, India will release GDP growth data for the April-June period. Asia’s third-largest economy likely grew at its fastest in two years in the first quarter of the current fiscal…
  • Sketchy Details

    Deepak Gopalakrishnan
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:40 pm
    By Deepak Gopalakrishnan (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) More in the Sketchy Details series
  • Interview: Rani Mukerji on playing “Mardaani” roles in Bollywood films

    Shashank Chouhan
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    By Shashank Chouhan In 1997, when the top-grossing Bollywood films were a mix of fluffy romantic comedies and maudlin love triangles, a barely 20-year-old Rani Mukerji made her Hindi film debut playing a rape victim who is asked to marry her tormentor and faces innumerable challenges in her quest for dignity. Remembering that and the other films where she played a strong female character, a newly married Mukerji told India Insight she likes to strike a balance between what she calls substantial roles and those written only for entertaining fans. Her latest film “Mardaani,”…
  • Markets this week: Cipla, BHEL top Sensex gainers

    Sankalp Phartiyal
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    By Sankalp Phartiyal The BSE Sensex closed 1.2 percent higher in a week that was marked by two successive record highs for the benchmark. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech and easing wholesale inflation boosted sentiment earlier in the week. Buying of Indian equities by foreign investors and a slide in Brent crude prices to near 14-months lows also helped. Foreign portfolio investors have poured $12.2 billion in Indian shares this year on hopes the new BJP-led government and the Reserve Bank will revive flagging growth and lower deficit. In the currency market, the…
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    The Viewspaper

  • Brangelina Secret Wedding, And Five Others

    TVP Admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Yes, their names come together in a linguistic blend. Considered to be one of Hollywood’s most intimidatingly good looking couple, Brangelina has finally come together in a holy matrimony. The... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Gadgets Set To Launch: Your Next Purchase?

    TVP Admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    We are living in an age of smartphones (and now, also smartwatches) with sole dependence on technology. Be it looking up the full form of ALS or booking a flight home for Diwali, absolutely nothing... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • UEFA Champions League: The Champions’ groups announced

    TVP Admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    Anxious eyes were watching the UEFA Champions League (UCL) draw streaming at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco yesterday. The Champions League draws have been announced. Starting September 16, the best... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Her Mother Is A Sex Worker

    TVP Admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    If one of your parents is a murderer, does that make you a murderer too? For children of sex workers, what haunts them most apart from life’s hardship, is the society’s perception of them—“if their... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • The Suicide Notes That Mirror Our Society

    Viewspaper Admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    In an unfortunate circumstance, two teenage girls in Rohtak committed suicide after constantly being eve-teased and harassed by boys in […] Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
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    InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion

  • Sports Broadcasting

    Insta Blogs
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Sports fans appreciate the opportunity to watch their favorite teams and players on TV and the Internet. Sports broadcasting has become a multibillion dollar industry worldwide. In the United States, several professional sports receive significant airtime on various channels and other platforms. Football, basketball, baseball and ice hockey are the most watched professional sports in ... The post Sports Broadcasting appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Top Hollywood movies we wish become true in our lives

    Community Writer |
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:18 am
    Well there are several hundred evergreen and top class movies that fall into that category. Some of them are as follows. 300 : We instantly become a soldier among the 300 soldier who get ready to sacrifice themselves for the ancient Greek City State Sparta, which is under the threat of invasion by an indestructible ... The post Top Hollywood movies we wish become true in our lives appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Top reasons to fall for an American guy

    Community Writer |
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:18 am
    As much as America is a fantasy for us, so are American guys. There are many a reasons to justify their desirability. But before we move on to that point wise break up, lets discuss the species in brief. American men are divided into 4 categories- General American men who are found more in northern ... The post Top reasons to fall for an American guy appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Liam Hemsworth, the guy of we want our boyfriends to be like

    Community Writer |
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:18 am
    We basically know Liam Hemsworth for his fabulous performance in The Hungry Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. But he had been quiet steady in his career when he started his acting stint from McLeod’s Daughters, Neighbours and The Elephant Princess. We also know him for his most controversial relationship with singer and actress Miley ... The post Liam Hemsworth, the guy of we want our boyfriends to be like appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Top Reasons Why Gals Love a Kiss More than a Smooch

    Community Writer |
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:18 am
    Everyone loves romance and romance is in the air these days. However, a smooch isn’t as romantic as a kiss and there are more than enough reasons for a girl to like a kiss over a smooch. Here is a list – You Feel Love and not Lust When a girl is kissed she gets ... The post Top Reasons Why Gals Love a Kiss More than a Smooch appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
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    The India Uncut Blog

  • The Five Commandments of Pot Limit Omaha

    Amit Varma
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:38 pm
    This is the 21st installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. Four years ago, when I started playing poker seriously, the games in India were incredibly soft. If I knew then what I know now, I would have made a fortune. Most players had either discovered poker on Zynga, or transitioned from teen patti. They either gambled it up, or played ABC poker. If you knew just the fundamentals, you could beat the game. I’m talking about No Limit Hold ‘Em (NLHE), of course.  That game has moved on a bit since then—but the new NLHE in India is PLO, or…
  • The Four-Card Game

    Amit Varma
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    This is the 20th installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. A marriage with two people can be complicated enough. Imagine then a marriage involving four, all of them bisexual. Instead of one couple, you don’t have two couples, but six, for each of them makes a pair with each of the others. The possibilities for drama are endless. It is a big difference, not a small one. It is the difference between Texas Hold ‘Em and Pot Limit Omaha (PLO). In PLO, you get four cards dealt to you, not two. So basically, you get dealt the equivalent of six Texas hands,…
  • The Game Outside the Game

    Amit Varma
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:58 pm
    This is the 19th installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. I am in Macau as I write this column, indulging myself with a few days of recreational tournament poker. This is a welcome change from the live cash games in Mumbai, for a couple of reasons. One, I enjoy playing tournaments, which are a very different format to cash games, and a good way to recharge oneself. Two, I like the fact that I can just sit down at a tournament table and play poker, without having to worry about the game outside the game. What is the game outside the game? Well, you know how…
  • The Dark Game

    Amit Varma
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:40 pm
    This is the 18th installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. A few months ago, a friend of mine, J, wondered aloud how he would tell his prospective in-laws what he did for a living. An MBA by training, J was now a professional poker player. ‘Tell them you’re a game theorist,’ I said, ‘and are now engaged in the financially optimal application of your skills.’ My suggestion was glib and facetious: The skill involved in winning at poker is just half the story. The other half is disturbing and unpalatable. J and I frequently play a…
  • Luck is All Around

    Amit Varma
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    This is the seventh installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. You are lucky to be reading this. When your father ejaculated into your mother, somewhere between 300 to 500 million spermatozoa were released. One of them held the blueprint for you. That one sperm cell made it through the acidic furnace of the vagina, the graveyard for most sperms, and then outlasted the survivors to somehow become a person. Taking into account the fact that this was almost certainly not the sole sexual encounter between your parents at the time, your chances…
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    Trakin' the india business buzz

  • Jan Dhan Yojana: Modi’s Ambitious Initiative To Give Bank Account To Every Indian Family

    Arun Prabhudesai
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    Did you know that about half of Indians do not have a simple basic saving accounts. While the situation is improving, still millions are households in India still do not have any financial inclusion. There have been number of initiatives launched by the previous governments with little or no success in terms of financial inclusion. But it seems, new PM Narendra Modi’s ambitious “Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana” initiative may change all that. The ambitious plan includes offering every household with a basic bank account apart from benefits like debit cards, kisan credit card and free…
  • 5 Ways A Manager Can Transform Into A Leader Without Passing Any Exam

    Mohul Ghosh
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    Management is doing things right, Leadership is doing the right things – Peter Drucker The greatest myth of the corporate world is that a leader and a manager both are the same people. In very simple terms, a manager is a person who manages people whereas a leader is a person who leads, inspires and motivates people. Theoretically, a leader may or may not be a good manager but every manager should be a good leader. But this is not the case every time. Often managers behave as if they are paid to make the lives of his team miserable, and act that way too. Often they forget that industrial…
  • Gionee Launches 1.5GHz Hexacore GPad G5 At Rs. 14,999

    Editorial Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    Chinese Smartphone manufacturers are aggressively gaining foothold in India – Xiaomi’s Flagship Mi 3 has been a run-away success. IDC’s recent smartphone quarterly growth numbers show that demand for sub-$200 smartphones is very high in India. Companies like Xiaomi, Gionee, Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Intex and many others are all fighting to increase their market share and are challenging Samsung’s top position. Gionee launched in India over a year back, and their first couple of Smartphone models like S 5.5 and E 7 have been quite a success. They have now announced launch of 5.5-inch…
  • Indian Consumers Will Soon Get USSD Based Banking Services, Operators Not Happy

    Vaishnavi Kanekal
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:38 am
    In an effort to promote accessibility to banking services, the NaMo government had a rendezvous with the telecom companies. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss to introduce USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) so that users can access their bank accounts even without the internet connectivity and smartphones. Services like PIN change, funds transfer, payment of low value bills, bank passbook request and balance enquiries and many more such simple services can be availed by any person having bank account and an ordinary handset. [Via] Already many telecoms like Airtel, Vodafone…
  • Ratan Tata Invests In Snapdeal, E-Commerce The Next Frontier For Head Honchos Now!

    Mohul Ghosh
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:14 am
    The fight for supremacy within Indian e Commerce world just got better as Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of $108 billion Tata Sons has invested in India’s second biggest eCommerce portal: Kunal Bahl, CEO of Snapdeal just shared this image on his Twitter profile, which says it all: Total amount which has been invested hasn’t been made public yet, but industry veterans are speculating that this move by Ratan Tata can ignite a new wave of competition within the industry. Yesterday, we had reported that Tata Value Homes and Snapdeal have partnered to make affordable home bookings…
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  • Lyft claims Uber cost its drivers major money with recruitment tactics

    Carmel DeAmicis
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Uber's driver recruitment program SLOG is hitting Lyft drivers where it hurts: Their pockets. Lyft claims Uber cost its drivers major money with recruitment tactics originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Vice Media sells a 10-percent stake to Disney and Hearst, valuing the company at $2.5B

    Mathew Ingram
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Vice Media has broken off talks with Time Warner about selling a stake in the company to the cable giant, and now it has cut a deal with A&E Networks that values the new-media upstart at $2.4 billion Vice Media sells a 10-percent stake to Disney and Hearst, valuing the company at $2.5B originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • The internet of things requires connectivity first, but it needs people too

    Stacey Higginbotham
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The internet of things may make our homes smarter and our car insurance more variable, but it might not mean the end of human intervention in business processes as some fear. The internet of things requires connectivity first, but it needs people too originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Hadoop jobs should soon be able to run easily, and securely, inside Docker containers

    Derrick Harris
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Hadoop startup Altiscale is close to completing its mission to make Docker a suitable environment for running Hadoop jobs. One of the big remaining issues has to do with network security and ensuring bad neighbors don't spoil the party for everyone in multi-tenant environments. Hadoop jobs should soon be able to run easily, and securely, inside Docker containers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • More power! Toshiba’s updated Chromebook 13 runs for 10.5 hours on a charge

    Kevin C. Tofel
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    After only eight months on the market, Toshiba looks ready to bring an upgrade to its Chromebook 13. There's not much new here; just a switch in the Intel processor. But it boosts battery life from around 9 to 10.5 hours. More power! Toshiba’s updated Chromebook 13 runs for 10.5 hours on a charge originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
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    Compulsive Confessions

  • You better run, baby, run, outrun my gun

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

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    --> Too scared to open Blogger after nearly a month and a half away—has it been that long? I’m so sorry, dear reader (for there’s got to be one of you still left right?), and I have no excuses except: writing. And cats. My life has become suddenly extremely full of cats: I went from a normal person with just one cat who sat in the background looking attractive, to bordering-on-crazy-cat-lady person with three. And not even the original three. The Cats Story:You’ve seen my last “For William” post, and you’ve surmised that there’s a new kitty in my life, but, BUT, in the…
  • for william

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
      who scratcheswho has a black spot on his headand another deeper, by his tailwho is soft and fullof purrs and kitten dreamswho is warrior with crooked whiskerswho is the bane of the older catdignified, paddy pawed older catsomewhere on the interneti read this about kittens“you have a small carnivore.”william is a carnivorehe is like a raptor, if you gave him flesh to tear he would tear ithe attacks his kitten foodand kills it by shaking his head,he jumps on high tables where the cat’s food isand sticks his nose inhe will have all the food.william has half a black noseand a sliver…
  • What Ladakh Was Like (Part One)

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    You ask me why I dwell in the green moun­tain;I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care.As the peach-blossom flows down stream and is gone into the unknown,I have a world apart that is not among men.-Li Bai, Green MountainI've been back in Delhi for long enough to nearly forget Ladakh now. It stays only in the sprinkle of dried apples and sundried tomatoes in my fridge, almost used up. It stays as a string of prayer flags tied to the posts of my bed, but mostly, Ladakh as a feeling is leaving me. Now when someone asks, "What was Ladakh like?"I have my stock answer:…
  • Dog Days Are Over

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    15 Jun 2014 | 11:10 pm
    I have been away--both on holiday (to Ladakh, which was everything they tell you Ladakh is going to be) and also immersed in my new book instead of procrastinating, which means a lot less writing over here. You'll be happy to hear I'm meant to deliver it by July (!!!), which means programming as usual on Compulsive Confessions when that's done. I've also been planning a very long Ladakh For Dummies post, a mix of what to do, pack, eat and what we did, and stories of travel. So keep an eye out for that soon. I've been feeling domestic lately. Probably this is because the Good Thing…
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    Marketing Practice

  • Layer'r Shot Deo : Pure Fragrance, Nothing Else

    Harish B
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Brand : Layer'rCompany : Adjavis Venture Ltd (AVL)Brand Analysis Count : # 547Layer'r was launched in 2013 by AVL which was founded by Mr Devandra Patil. Mr Patil was a co-founder of Paras Pharmaceuticals and later the brothers of Paras decided to start on their own after selling Paras to Reckitt.One of the brothers, Darshan Patel started the Fogg brand under the company Vini Cosmetics which recently became the market leader in the deo category. Devendra Patel entered the deo market with two brands- Layer'r Shot for men and Wottagirl for women.In the highly cluttered market for deos, the…
  • Park Avenue Beer Shampoo : Cheers to Man Hair

    Harish B
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    Brand : Park Avenue Beer ShampooCompany : JK Helene CurtisBrand Analysis Count : # 546Park Avenue is a cash cow in the portfolio of JK Helene Curtis which owns the prestigious apparel brands like Raymonds , Color Plus, Parx etc. This brand has contributed half of the turnover of the apparel business of the company. Later the company decided to extend the brands to categories like men's grooming market.According to Business Standard, men's grooming market is worth Rs 4000 crore growing at 25-30 % per annum. So for a company like JK Helene Curtis, it makes sense to extend a popular brand to…
  • He deodorant : Be Interesting

    Harish B
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Brand : HeCompany : EmamiBrand Analysis Count : # 545Another deo hits the market with another big bang celebrity. This time, joining the brand-wagon is Emami with the new deo brand for men - He. He  is sort of interesting brand name which Emami chose to call its deo. Wondering how the company pulled off a generic name since it is very difficult to get trademark approval for generic names.The Rs 2300 crore deo market is crowded but growing fast to accommodate new players. He deo has roped in none other than Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador . The brand is currently running its…
  • Marketing for Small Business : Marketing Department vs Marketing Function

    Harish B
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    In a recent study conducted over several SME s in my state, I found that over 70% of SMEs reported that they have a marketing department. But when enquired about certain critical functions like product development or branding, many reported that these activites are not performed.It is important for small business to understand that mere existance of marketing deparment is not suffice, what is important is that critical marketing activties are performed. Several small business are still not aware about the importance of  having a systematic process of product development/…
  • Brand Update - Axe gets further axed

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

  • Modi's Great Leap Forward

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    It's a big bang reform alright but not quite what the reforms brigade has been clamouring for. The government's Jan Dhan Yojana, an ambitious plan for financial inclusion, has the potential to be a game-changer for the banking sector and the economy. It calls to mind Indira Gandhi's much-maligned bank nationalisation move which helped transform India's economic prospects over the decade of the seventies.Bank nationalisation helped sweep small savings into the financial system and push up the savings rate from 10 per cent at the end of the seventies to over 20 per cent by the beginning of the…
  • US, ISIS and the "war on terror"

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    The gruesome killing of US journalist James Foley by ISIS, the Islamic group which has gained control of big swathes of Iraq and Syria, has given impetus to a rethink of what the US should be doing about the outfit. The US has already bombed ISIS targets in Iraq and has commenced surveillance of Isis positions in Syria. Both US and British special forces are said to have commenced the hunt for the killer of Foley, now believed to be a Briton. The US government has commenced a steady drumbeat of propaganda on the threats posed by ISIS, which is now touted as 'beyond anything we have seen so…
  • RBI's restructuring plan

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:37 am
    I was on Bloomberg TV India this morning for a discussion on the RBI's restructuring plan, including the proposal to create an office of COO with the rank of Deputy Governor. The restructuring plan is facing resistance from employee unions. It is the COO proposal, however, that has attracted the most flak in the media and drawn a frosty response from the government of India. Media reports indicate that the proposal was put up to the board of directors of RBI around the time of the budget. The board of directors of RBI does not have the same monitoring authority as a corporate board; the key…
  • Raghuram Rajan's father was a spy

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    I have heard RBI governor Raghuram Rajan's father being described as a 'diplomat' and I have found it rather intriguing because it has never been said that his father was an IFS officer or ambassador. Well, the mystery, at least for me, is now cleared up with Rajan confirming, in an interview with FT,  that his father was an officer in India's intelligence service. ( It appears to be RAW). Rajan is quick to clarify that his father was no James Bond:It is a topic Rajan discusses rarely, so I decide to be blunt. While growing up, did he know that his father was a spy? He didn’t, he…
  • Raghuram Rajan on venal politicians

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's Lalit Doshi memorial lecture last week created a bit of a stir. Rajan chose to lash out against crony capitalism and the venal Indian politician: Even as our democracy and our economy have become more vibrant, an important issue in the recent election was whether we had substituted the crony socialism of the past with crony capitalism, where the rich and the influential are alleged to have received land, natural resources and spectrum in return for payoffs to venal politicians. By killing transparency and competition, crony capitalism is harmful to free…
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    Atanu Dey On India's Development

  • Ganapati Vighana Haran Gajanana

    Atanu Dey
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    It’s that time of the year once again — the time of Ganesha’s visit and therefore this annual post which is a tradition on this blog. He is invoked at the beginnings of all endeavors. I recently bought a Chromebox. What better than having Ganesh grant his protection to the little computer? Last time I was in India, I had picked up a few small brass Ganeshas. So I placed one of them on the computer. Here’s the Vighana Haran, the Defeater of Obstacles, ensuring that the computer works fine. He looks quite comfortable, don’t you think? Ganesh is associated with the…
  • Whose money is it anyway?

    Atanu Dey
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Milton Friedman used to elegantly distinguish between four ways of spending money. First, when you spend your own money on yourself, you are very careful to get the most benefit for your buck. After all, it is your money and you know what you want for yourself. Second, when you spend your own money on someone else. Here too you carefully economize to meet your objective but since you don’t know the other person’s needs as well as you do your own needs, your spending may not be as optimal for the other person. Third, you spend other people’s money on yourself. In this case,…
  • Mises on Bureaucracy

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

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

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

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    [Call for Presenters and Attendees] The innovative pitch event “the CHAOS ASIA Satellite in Delhi” on 23 August. Participation is free. Why shouldn’t you join the event? Calling for Presenters and Attendees BOTH. If you are interested in making a pitch of your story, startup and new challenge you are into currently, in the event please let me know!! The CHAOS ASIA is focusing on future innovators to promote innovation. The buzz and action from this India event will be carried to the larger event as below said in Singapore too!!   Startups, NGO, Students, Companies, anyone…
  • Wallet will be the killer app for Wearables not Fitness or Health

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Over the past year, interest in wearable technology has skyrocketed. A recent Nielsen report suggests that about 36 million adult Americans currently own and use some form of wearable technology. This makes sense, as everyone I knew suddenly had an UP Band, Fitbit, Gear Watch or other smart device on their wrist last year. IDC predicts that more than 19 million wearable devices will be sold globally this year, three times the number that were sold last year. We saw Samsung go out of the gate early this year with their Galaxy Gear SmartWatches, and now we’re seeing almost all the other major…
  • After Xiaomi, One Plus One planning India launch this year.

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

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

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

  • 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] 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 traffic is now contributed by mobile. It was 15% a…
  • Weekly Tidbits

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

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

    VeerChand Bothra
    26 May 2014 | 10:36 am
    Solid 2014 Keynote address on Internet of Things by Tim O’Reilly. Solid conference focuses on the intersection of software and hardware.
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    Hooked on Heat

  • Indian Food: E is for… Egg Curry

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Over six years ago when I first introduced the Intro to Indian Food series of this very blog, I had no idea I was about to start a cult following. What started as a simple desire to help a few of my friends and readers learn the basics of Indian cooking, enabling them to enjoy […]
  • Our Meal Plan: Week 12

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Hubby Dear is off early Monday morning on a week-long business trip. He gets back Friday night and then we all take off on a road trip Saturday morning for the long weekend! I have a busy Monday and Wednesday that’s been booked for cooking and photographing pics for the blog. Our (Baby Dear’s and […]
  • Kids Lunchbox Idea: Chicken Croissants

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    A few weekends ago, I found myself alone at home with Baby Dear and a potluck invitation waiting for a response. Hubby Dear was away on a longer than usual business trip, and I was at my wits end trying to entertain an energizer-bunny of a toddler. I’ve always considered myself an introvert and going to […]
  • Our Meal Plan: Week 11

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Business as usual at the HoH casa this coming week. I’ve taken up a new project which requires me to test out a few new recipes as well as update some of my older favourites, so a lot of our meals would be based on those. What are you having for dinner this week? Please share […]
  • Curry in a Hurry: Homestyle Chicken Curry

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Chicken Curry to me is one of those no-fail comfort foods that never cease to please. They can be made in a million ways, each tasting dramatically different from the other, yet instill that familiar warmth and coziness that only comes with eating food that’s been cooked with love. It doesn’t matter how many times […]
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  • How to Care for CD-Rom so Durable and not Easily Damaged

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Every computer or laptop usually comes with a cd dvd rom that works to read the files found in a piece cd. Despite the current existence of cd and dvd has started tergusur by flashdisk existence, but still many people who use the cd as a storage media favorite because of various things. How to Care for CD-Rom so Durable and not Easily Damaged For now the cdrom was replaced with a cd-rw and what the difference is Cdrom can only read and write, whereas cd-rw can do is rewrite the data previously made. Why cd dvd still a favorite Because the cd dvd can not burn with viral entry after entry…
  • Tips on How to Improve Optical DVD / CD ROM is Corrupt

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:24 pm
    This post is special for the bloggers who are in trouble with a DVD Room that can not read the disc anymore. All the info for another friend's friend too, which do not know I could be useful. Here are tips on fixing a CD DVD Room. Tips on How to Improve Optical DVD / CD ROM is Corrupt 1. Casing Open CD ROM Open the case the CD ROM is easy. For this example I used a Sony CD ROM. Casing structure and how to open the case may be different from the CD ROMFirst remove the tray for ease of opening the case. When the CD ROM was already removed from power, use a paper clip to press the tray…
  • How to Fix Laptop Keyboard Not Working, Error and Damaged

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    So today I will share computer tricks on How to Fix Laptop Keyboard Not Working, Error and Damage If you still do not know or confusion in terms of overcoming laptop keyboard keys are broken and can not be used. Please be listened to! The keyboard is one of the most important device in a laptop. If there is a problem on the keyboard then of course all the work to be done with the laptop will be abandoned. Laptop keyboard malfunction can be caused by several things, including dalah exposed to water dust and the keyboard is often located in a humid room with temperature However, there are some…
  • How to Fix Self Restart Computer

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:47 pm
    At the time of this discussion about How to Fix Self Restart the computer, if your computer frequently restarts itself? do not be confused, because this time I will give some special tricks Self Restart Computer repair. possible for a layman if his computer will experience problems immediately taken to a handyman service and costs are very expensive sometimes. but you should not just learn it yourself or you can be self-taught engineer reliable. enough to learn and a strong will. we just discussed How to Fix Self Restart Computer:To repair damage to the indicator Often Restart the computer…
  • Tips On How To Maintain And Save Laptop Battery

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Excess use of a laptop computer that we can use it anytime. Laptop battery allows us to use the laptop for a few hours without the use of electricity. The length of battery life depending on the age, type, and amount of use of the battery energy. Laptop battery here is one of the hardware that is often used when using the laptop. So automatically the power and performance of the laptop battery will continue to decline, it is already the fairness of the system working battery components. But the owner also can Take Care And Save Laptop Battery to make it more durable and long lasting than…
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    Gurcharan Das

  • उम्मीद जगाने वाले 10 कदम

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    हम सब स्वतंत्रता दिवस पर नरेंद्र मोदी के भाषण से बहुत प्रभावित हुए। जवाहरलाल नेहरू के बाद से हमने लाल किले से ऐसा ताजगीभरा, उत्साह बढ़ाने वाला और ईमानदारी जाहिर करता भाषण नहीं सुना। मोदी हिंदू राष्ट्रवादी की तरह नहीं, भारतीय…
  • बदलाव की बड़ी तस्वीर

    15 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    इस सरकार द्वारा किए गए थोड़े बहुत किए गए कार्य यही बताते हैं कि मोदी सरकार का मंत्र मौन क्रियान्वयन है। इस संदर्भ में जो महत्वपूर्ण बदलाव हुआ है वह केंद्रीय नौकरशाही के रुख-रवैये से संबंधित है। रिपोर्ट बताती हैं कि वही पुराने अफसर…
  • Two months on, mantra’s clear: Less talk, more action

    3 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    It’s been a little over two months since the Modi sarkar came to power. Too soon, perhaps, for a definitive assessment, but there are signs of change; patterns are emerging; and even hints of a larger picture. Where we had expected discontinuity there is surprising continuity. This may say something about the evolution of authority, a maturing of the Indian state. Those who expected big bang reforms are disappointed and those who feared an intolerant autocracy are reassured. Modi himself has been remarkably silent. He has been busy getting things done — those who act often say little.
  • कई बातें स्पष्ट कर सकते थे जेटली

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

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

    Vignesh Annamalai
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Picture credits to   Suzuki has plans to release the refreshed version of Hayate  commuter motorcycle in the upcoming  festive season.By introducing some cosmetic changes,the refreshed Hayate is expected to receive well by the  middle aged buyers in the Indian market.However the mechanical specifications remains untouched.It is said to be available in the following color shades-metallic lush green, pearl mira red, glass sparkle black (red graphics), black sparkle black (blue graphics), pearl moonstone grey and pearl mirage white.The exterior design that is full painted…
  • Expect the Hero’s latest HX250R in November

    Vignesh Annamalai
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:52 pm
      It has been revealed that the Hero  MotoCorp has planned to launch the latest Hero HX250R in the month of November.It is a light-weight,stunner and powerful quarter litre motorcycle from the company’s stable as the joint venture of Hero Motocorp, America’s Eric Buell Racing (EBR), AVL (Austria) and Engines Engineering..A 249 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine churning out 31 PS of peak power  and  26Nm of torque rating.For the first time,Hero found to sport out a six-speed constant mesh transmission unit to which the mill gets mated to it.The fuel capacity would hold up…
  • Honda adds new Mobilio variants

    Vignesh Annamalai
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    For the first time,Honda Cars India Ltd,has  set its footprint in the segment of Audio Video Navigation (AVN) and Rear View Parking Camera,through the release of new grades of Honda Mobilio,namely V(O) and RS(O).The prices (ex showroom New Delhi) of the newly introduced grades of Mobilio are 1.5L V(O) MT (Petrol) – Rs 9.46 lakh 1.5L V(O) MT (Diesel) – Rs 10.45 lakh Mobilio RS(O) Diesel – Rs 11.55 lakh. Regarding its engine specifications,the  Diesel Mobilio will be powered by the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine churning out at the maximum power of 100 ps@3600 rpm, maximum torque of 200…
  • Mahindra Reva introduced new premium e20 with innovative features

    Vignesh Annamalai
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    Recently,the new premium variant of the electric car e20 was launched by the Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, a part of the Mahindra Vehicle,at an affordable price of Rs 5.72 lakh (on road Delhi).Further to make the car more affordable,company had launched an innovative scheme in the name of “Good Bye Fuel,Hello Electric” .This program tends to  separate the initial acquisition cost and the usage cost in terms of battery and its maintainance.This provision enables one to save money by allowing him to pay only for what he drives.The company planned to charge a monthly energy fee…
  • On-road price details of Suzuki Gixxer has revealed

    Vignesh Annamalai
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
      The long awaited Suzzuki Gixxer is to be arrived at an attractive price tag of Rs . 84,344/-(on-road,Mumbai)and at Rs79,809(on-road ,Delhi).Also,the details regarding its specifications are out.Further,its launch is scheduled for mid-September.As per the earlier posts,it is ensured that 154.9cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve engine churning out 4.8 PS of power at 8000 RPM and 14 Nm of torque at 6000 RPM gets mated to a 5-speed gearbox.The new report states that rear disc brake will not be offered even as an option.Although,it comes with front disc brake that uses telescopic…
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  • Some Bad Habits are Learned at School

    17 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    A letter from S. Ramasesha in Current Science: ... While wilful plagiarism should be punished exemplarily, it may also, in some cases, be due to a lack of understanding on the part of the offender as to what constitutes plagiarism. In the Indian context, often the young researchers, mainly students, commit plagiarism ‘unknowingly’ because it is not clear to them as to what constitutes plagiarism and what does not. This is especially true for students in India, since in their formative years in school, often teachers give full credit only for answers which are reproduced verbatim from…
  • Einstein's Grade Card

    17 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    We saw Ramanujan's grade card last week. It's Einstein's turn this week.
  • Links ...

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:43 am
    Infosys Science Foundation donates Rs. 20 crores to IISc for chaired professorships in mathematics and physics. The Lower Ambitions of Higher Education. Dwight Garner reviews William Deresiewicz's Excellent Sheep. William Deresiewicz, of course, is the author of The Disadvantages of an Elite Education, an article that went viral almost immediately after it went online in 2008. It now seems to have been expanded into a book. Plagiarism Allegation on Textbook's Definition of Plagiarism. The title says it all. [This reminds me of plagiarism in an book on ... intellectual property!] Graeme Wood…
  • Vishwesha Guttal on Higher Ed Regulation in India

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Over at The Conversation, Vishwesha Guttal, a colleage in the Centre for Ecological Sciences, has a piece on Indian higher ed with a specific reference to the recent UGC directive to IISc on its FYUP. An excerpt: India has adopted the UK’s model of three-year BSc program for more than 50 years, but the quality of most of the programs is abysmal. A paper prepared jointly by three Indian science academies in 2008 identified various limitations of the present system that focuses on quantity of information rather than the quality of education. The report argued for a four-year program with an…
  • FYUP at IISc: A Resolution?

    12 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    This post has some updates at the end. Basant Kumar Mohanty reports in The Telegraph (also check out Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi's take on it in a comment in an earlier post): The Indian Institute of Science and the University Grants Commission have agreed on a compromise formula to wriggle out of the latest controversy surrounding the four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) course. The IISc’s proposal to tweak the four-year BS course to BSc (Research), making the fourth-year research voluntary, has been accepted by the UGC, even as students and parents continue to be unhappy. The BS course will now be…
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    Project Why

  • The ice bucket challenge

    Anuradha Bakshi
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
    You would have to be a total hermit to not have heard about the ice bucket challenge, an initiative of of the ALS, an organisation promoting awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The challenge is to pour a bucket of ice over yourself or pay 100$ and then go on to nominate 5 people to do the same. The challenge went viral and the association has raised millions of dollars. Good for them. I wish I could come up with a challenge that would raise the money I need to secure project why's morrows. Am still waiting for that epiphany.The reason for…
  • Frozen in time

    Anuradha Bakshi
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:50 pm
    This picture must have been taken sometime in the summer of 1999. The location: the Bhatti Kurd village located near the Bhatti Mines. I had forgotten its existence and was reminded of it last week when reading an article on the very same village. The article begins with the chilling words: most girls in Bhatti Village have never been to school. My memory got a huge jolt as I time travelled 14 years back and recalled our tryst with this very village. This was way before project why as you all know it existed; not even in an embryonic state. At that time, pwhy was still searching its…
  • Of hot chapatis for buffaloes and small incidents of rape

    Anuradha Bakshi
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Incredible India. It can never cease to amaze or infuriate you. Even when you think you have seen and heard it all wham, you are hit by another salvo you could not have imagined even in your wildest dream. You may recall the 'incident', as that seems to be the word of the day, when buffaloes belonging to a Minister went missing and the whole police set up was on their toes till they were mercifully found. Humans of course do not get the same attention but jack fruits do! This is India my darling and yes you guessed right buffaloes are in the news again and the protagonists are the same: the…
  • Long live the Loos of India

    Anuradha Bakshi
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    Sorry guys here is more about loos and apologies for the 'illustration' but it has not been downloaded from the net but taken by one of our teachers. Poor man! He had to do this on a Sunday and told me that he could not eat a meal for the next two days. I will spare you the innards of the place but I have a collection of pictures that would make you gall. This picture was 'commissioned' by someone who wanted to make loos. He was spot on as everyone is vying for the title of the Loo King of India after our Prime Minister stated the urgency of making loos in his I Day Speech. Today two…
  • All about loos: cynicism versus realism

    Anuradha Bakshi
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    If there is one topic that has received unprecedented publicity in the last months it has been loos! Unfortunately, the reason 'we' remember the importance of loos are often tragic: rapes, girls dropping out of school or having to defecate in the open even in cities and all related problems the worse in my mind being fatal diseases related to poor hygienic conditions. The reason 'we' think of toilets only at those horrific moments is because 'we' are the privileged 52% of Indians who have access to a loo. Should you be interested in knowing the hazards of open defecation here are some…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Panel on Social HR at @SMWMumbai on 23rd Sept #SMWMumbai

    Gautam Ghosh
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    So I'll be speaking on a panel discussion on "Social HR" at Social Media Week Mumbai 2014.My fellow panelists would be:Heather Saville Gupta - Chief Talent Officer, 120 Media Collective (Moderator for the panel) Madhur Ramani - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Stratum Consulting Ranjit Nair- Founder and CEO, Germin8 Suveer Bajaj - Co-Founder and Director, FoxyMoronDo check out the other panels and talks here, and the list of speakers here. If you are in Mumbai do try to join us!If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on…
  • Hangout with @alanlepo and @holgermu on "Emerging Trends in HR Tech & the Future of Work"

    Gautam Ghosh
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    During the recent TechHR Conference organized by People Matters I had the pleasure of interviewing Constellation Research's analysts Alan Lepofsky and Holger MuellerHere's the Google Hangout video of the conversation with Alan and HolgerIf you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Attend the #TechHR14 expo and Unconference for free on 22nd Aug at Gurgaon

    Gautam Ghosh
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    Am so excited that the People Matters' team is organizing India's first conference focused on HR technology called The Tech HR Conference on 22nd August at The Leela Gurgaon.If you're in the Delhi/NCR area and can't pay for the conference don't fret! You can still attend the Expo and the Unconference for free! Details hereI would be doing some stuff in the unconference :) For one I would be moderating a Google Hangout with Constellation Research Group's Alan Lepofsky and Holger Mueller and we are going to discuss about the Global emerging trends in the area of HR Technology and how future of…
  • Apps to get the best Twitter experience

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

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

  • A ‘How-To’ on Becoming a Travel Writer

    Arun Bhat
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    I was invited last week for a Media-Meet at Christ University, Bangalore, to conduct a workshop on travel writing for undergraduate and post-graduate students from across Bangalore. It appears that there are a lot of folks who want to be travel writers. The workshop had to be delayed by twenty minutes, as the turnout was far higher than expected and it took some time to accommodate all the attendees. Here is what I presented at the workshop. Related PostsBest Travel Writing..Travel & Photography from the webTravel & Photography from the webA quick take on travel in print media…
  • Savandurga Near Bangalore

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

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

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

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

  • The Familiar Starting Point.

    Vijay Anand
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:17 pm
    It’s perfectly fine for teams – and  a whole lot of them to start off with the same, and familar starting point. The key is to ensure you have an original path beyond that. That burden, is no one’s but that of the founding team. I imagine that a few centuries ago, before we learnt how to document things, or copy en masse, innovation and inventions were at the peak. Heck, its even fair to say that inventions and the spirit of it, is what drove the industrial revolution, and gave it, its steam (pun intended). I wonder, if some of this was possible because early ideas…
  • Sumo Wrestlers vs Soccer Players

    Vijay Anand
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Think of your startup team as one unit. The Silicon valley plays the game of Sumo wrestling. There is one giant fellow on each side, trying to get the other one out of the court. its usually one or two engineers who are paid 100K annually who drive things.In most other markets, the rule to play would be like, Soccer, or Hockey – its not one player who is holding the cards, it is a team of 11 that is playing for your side. Everyone has a position, a role and their skills that puts them there. Teams that are driven by one or two rockstars, have issues to scale – the recent world cup…
  • A Better Way to Validate (Ideas)

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

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

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

  • Besan Ladoo

    Praveen Kumar
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    Besan Ladoo
  • Spicy Goan Brinjal Curry

    Praveen Kumar
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:26 am
    Goan inspired Brinjal Curry. Serve as a side dish with roti, naan or pulao. Ingredients: Brinjals – 2, medium, sliced lengthways, use long ones if available Tamarind Extract – 2 to 3 tsp, thick Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp Green Chilli – 1, sliced, […]
  • Cashew Chips (Fried Cashew Nuts)

    Praveen Kumar
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Simple savoury snack with cashew nuts. Ingredients: Whole Cashew Nuts – 100 gms, cleaned Rice Flour – 1/4 cup Gram Flour – 1/4 cup Red Chilli Powder – 3 tsp Salt – 3 tsp Oil – 300 ml Method: 1. Mix the red chilli powder, rice flour, gram flour and salt in a bowl. 2. […]
  • Coffee Cheesecake

    Praveen Kumar
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    A delicious coffee flavoured cheesecake. Ingredients: Digestive Biscuits – 150 gms, crushed Butter – 1/4 cup Instant Coffee Granules – 1 1/2 tblsp Hot Water – 1 tblsp Cream Cheese – 300 gms Sour Cream – 1/4 cup Eggs – 2, small (or 1 large) Sugar – 1/4 cup, granulated Method: 1. Heat butter in […]
  • Punjabi Dal Fry

    Praveen Kumar
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    A popular North Indian dal recipe. Serve with rice or with roti. Ingredients: Moong Dal – 1 cup Onions – 2, chopped Tomatoes – 2, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder – a large pinch Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp Juice […]
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    Ghumakkar - Inspiring travel experiences.

  • Setting Sail to the Three Islands

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Always remember to carry your ID Card along with you as it is need at almost every tourist spot in the Andamans. The ferries depart every hour and we were to go by the 0930 one. We were not offered any lifejackets and the ferry setup made me worry. Safety was on compromise but yet again one doesn’t have any another option. Recently, a ferry sailing from North Bay to Ross Island sunk and as many as 21 people died. Why can’t we follow safety guidelines rather than waiting for accidents to take place? As soon as the boarding began, I was the first one to step in and occupy the seat ahead of…
  • Visiting Kaluk in West Sikkim

    Sharmistha Dan
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    If you are an aficionado of history, then Rabdentse is a place not to be missed if you are on a trip to West Sikkim. Located on a ridge near Upper Pelling, Rabdentse was the ancient capital of the kingdom of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814. It was destroyed by the Gurkha invasion and now only the ruins of the palace remain. The remains of the palace have been declared as of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India. The ruins offer panoramic views of Mt. Kanchendzonga. Vikram dropped us at the point from where we were to trek about 1.5 km through forest to reach the ruins. A huge…
  • Lavish yet affordable trip to Matheran, near Mumbai

    Tipsy Tips
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    • Girls should consider wearing something very appropriate as the crowd consist of good as well as cheap public. • As a couple you should consider not carrying much luggage as there is no one to look after it. • Please be careful of the broken bottle glasses all over the place. • Please be prepared with the right type of footwear since the place is slippery. • The water currents are very mild and the fall is amongst the safest fall in the state. While leaving for top we again got a share cab for us with the same fare. We trekked from Dasturi to our hotel this time. Yeah! Now I am…
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    Sommelier India - India's only wine magazine

  • The US market for wine sees exponential growth

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    August 28, 2014 - It is a well-known fact that the US wine drinking market is the largest in the world. And, with growing consumer confidence and an increasing number of drinkers switching from other drinks to wine, the market is reaching new heights. According to Wine Intelligence, over a quarter of Americans are buying wine in the off premise costing over $15 per bottle.
  • BWC organises Indian Wine Village in Bangalore

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    The Bangalore Wine Club (BWC) is all set to unveil the next edition of the Indian Wine Village on August 31, 2014 at the ITC Gardenia. As the event is taking place after a gap of a few years, Aslam Gafoor, BWC vice-president sees it as the Club's commitment to Indian winemakers and companies. He shares the details with Sommelier India
  • Prohibition proposed in Kerala, India

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Saturday, August 24 - Print and digital publications are abuzz with news about prohibition in Kerala. A few days ago, the Congress-led United Democratic Front government finalised the excise policy proposing to make Kerala alcohol-free in 10 years, according to a Times of India news report. "The UDF has come out with a unanimous decision for a liquor ban in the state to achieve total prohibition,'' chief minister Oommen Chandy was quoted as saying after the meeting. Once the UDF recommendation has been ratified by the state cabinet it will become policy.
  • September-California Wine Month

    23 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    If you have never visited California's wine country, Sommelier India's three-part series by Mira Advani Honeycutt will put sand in your shoes (as the saying goes) and make you want to visit! September also happens to be California Wine Month, so don't waste any time. Start planning as there could be no better time to visit and enjoy the state's bounty.
  • Torres Towers Over The Rest

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    This June my husband and I spent four memorable days touring the vineyards of Bodegas Torres in Catalonia, Spain. I've enjoyed Torres wines on numerous occasions and met Miguel A Torres, patriarch of the family, many times but there's nothing quite like a firsthand experience, writes Reva K Singh, pictured, left, with Miguel A Torres and Bunty Singh
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    MediaNama: Digital Media in India

  • The Lowdown: Digital Impact of the banking related Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

    Riddhi Mukherjee
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) yesterday. An estimated 1.5 crore bank accounts were opened through a nationwide enrolment drive held at 77,892 locations, which coincided with the launch. As part of PMJDY each of the 1.5 crore bank account holders also received a RuPay debit card, Rs 1 lakh accident insurance cover, and an additional Rs 30,000 life insurance cover. The life insurance cover will be provided to all individuals who open the account before January 26, 2015. Under the PMJDY the Indian government plans to open banks accounts for 7.5 crore…
  • Educomp sells majority stake in Gateforum to PE fund ASK Pravi

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Educomp Solutions Limited-owned Educomp Online Supplemental Services Ltd sold its majority shareholding in Gateforum Educational Services Pvt Ltd to ASK Pravi Private Equity Opportunities Fund, the company informed the BSE. ASK Pravi Capital said they would look to leverage Gateforum’s GATE preparation platform and scale it to other test preparation spaces. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Gateforum currently provides classroom-based and distance education courses exclusively for the GATE exam. The institution currently lists an ICP Plus program, which includes…
  • Funding Roundup: iTiffin, Manthan Software and TinyOwl

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:12 am
    iTiffin raises $1 million in seed funding Bangalore-based online meals service raised $1 million in seed funding from an undisclosed large Indian family office, reports Techcircle. The startup said it would look to raise a further $6 million in the next six month via a Series A round of funding, to expand into Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. iTiffin, which provides calorie-based meal plans, will use the current funds to increase it operational efficiency, upgrade its online interface and add new features, venture into mid-night snacks segment and setup 10 retail centres. The startup…
  • Tech Mahindra to expand its Saral Rozgar job marketplace to 100,000 locations

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:43 am
    Mahindra Group subsidiary Tech Mahindra Ltd is expanding its job marketplace service Saral Rozgar, reports Livemint. The company, which invested close to $5 million in the project during launch claimed that the service had generated significant revenues since then. Saral Rozgar was launched in 2011 by the company in partnership with NGO Rashtriya Rozgar Mission and was deployed on the Tata Docomo network in 2012. The service which piloted in 800 locations across the country will now be expanded to 100,000 locations around the country and be launched as a direct-to-customer service rather…
  • On RBI’s online billing guidelines: What about the small merchants?

    Nikhil Pahwa
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:38 am
    A few months ago, I was discussing with an online payment platform company, issues related to piracy of reports that we intend to sell. We’re not doing print, so these will essentially be digital goods, so the ease of transfer-ability is significantly worrying. The platform service provider pointed towards something we hadn’t considered, and which, according to them, is a significant issue internationally: chargebacks. Chargebacks are situations wherein customers claim that they never paid for the product, and in Card Not Present (CNP) situations such as online payments, it is…
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  • What should replace Planning Commission- Major Projects Authority?

    A.S Rao
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    Narendra Modi invites ideas from public on new institution to replace Planning Commission that many agree outlived its purpose. Considering our biggest weakness is on EXECUTION, one institution that is worth emulating is UK's Major Projects Authority.The MPA is supported by a clear and enforceable mandate and has the authority to:develop the government’s major projects portfolio, and in collaboration with departments provide verified, timely data, with regular reporting to ministersrequire, review and approve integrated assurance and approval plans for each major project or programme,…
  • Express IT Awards

    A.S Rao
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Express I.T. Awards promises to set the benchmark for the information technology industry, discovering and celebrating its finest talents and efforts. Award categories:I.T. INNOVATIONThis award felicitates IT companies that have developed highly innovative IT solutions or products towards solving business needs or challenges/issues and the solution or product has demonstrated market potential.MOBILITY SOLUTIONSThis award felicitates enterprises that have developed innovative mobility solution(s) that have helped achieving business objectives such as customer satisfaction, increased sales,…
  • BootUpINDIA boost to software product start-ups

    A.S Rao
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:14 pm
    BootUpINDIA is result of a an intense discussion that took place at iSPIRT.Bootstrapping is a different pathway to growth that needs to be nurtured. These entrepreneurs need to be celebrated, encouraged, treated as success stories, and not as second-class citizens because they haven't raised funding. Yet the reality is that media and incubators in India tend to overplay the Venture funding pathway. As a result bootstrapped companies end up being disadvantaged.BootUpINDIA has been designed to redress the ecosystem bias against bootstrapping.BootUpINDIA is an Awards++. Its a one-year booster to…
  • Nominations open for IESA Technovation Awards 2014‏

    A.S Rao
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    The primary objective of the awards is to “Celebrate Excellence in ESDM” by bringing visibility and public recognition for the Winners who are doing trailblazing work and making noteworthy contributions as part of the Electronics and Semiconductor industry. Award categories:Technovation Sarabhai Award : for outstanding contributions by an Individual leader to Indian semiconductor or electronics industry.Most Promising Startup: The winner will be a compelling Electronics or Semiconductor product or IP start-up.Most Innovative Product: The winner will be most…
  • CII Industrial Innovation Award

    A.S Rao
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Do industries innovate? New technology ventures are the stars on the horizon but more patents, & innovations continue to originate from large established firms. Romanticizing juggad innovations , preoccupation with social innovation, inclusive innovation, frugal innovation etc clouded the picture , left many wondering about non-citation of programmed innovations from India in the media. Time to celebrate innovations brought into the market by in-house R&D units.CII has taken the challenge of assessing industrial innovations both in manufacturing and…
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  • How Bangalore looks from the edge of a crane

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:24 pm
    How Bangalore looks from up above. British professional adventurer James L. Kingston climbs up a crane to come up with dramatic pictures of a city which, increasingly, doesn’t quite look like this from down below. Filed under: Mysore-Bangalore, YouTube videos Tagged: Churumuri, James L. Kingston, Sans Serif
  • What Master Murty should tell Narayana Murthy

    10 Jun 2014 | 5:25 am
    Vinaashakaale vipareetha buddhi pretty much explains the decision of the Sikkapatte Important Company of Karnataka to send out legal notices to three newspapers, seeking legal damages of Rs 2,000 crore (that is a little less than a third of Nandan Nilekani‘s net declared wealth of Rs 7,700 crore), “for loss of reputation and goodwill due to circulation of defamatory articles” in the said publications, presumably following the executive meltdown following N.R. Narayana Murthy‘s return to bossmanship. Hopefully, the laundry list of impugned articles that have caused Rs…
  • Can NaMo solve Bangalore’s garbage problem?

    3 Jun 2014 | 6:05 am
    To the eternal mortification of the naysayers, Narendra Damodardas Modi has won an admirable election for the BJP and is now firmly installed as the 15th prime minister of India. As an example of one man single-mindedly pursuing his goal and achieving it against a mountain of opposition this is success nonpareil. churumuri is happy to be proven spectacularly wrong—and humbled. Somewhat. That said, the difficult part is meeting the ocean of expectations that Modi channelised into his victory. In urging voters to vote for him by voting for BJP candidates, Modi deftly turned a…
  • Why South Indians are different from ‘Punjabis’

    10 May 2014 | 2:09 am
    The differences in the mindset of South Indians and North Indians has been the object of much fascination and in no small measure, pride and envy. The stereotype of the rough, rugged, aggressive, foul-mouthed, back-stabbing, money-minded, itching-for-a-fight “Punjabi/Bhaiyya/Bihari” stands in stark contrast to the soft, docile, introverted, passive, friendly “Madrasi”. The reasons usually trotted out for this obvious gap are the rougher terrain in the north, the inhospitable climate with extremes of summer and winter, and the number of wars and invasions at the hands…
  • English or Kannada? Does the State know better?

    9 May 2014 | 5:42 am
    K. JAVEED NAYEEM writes: The recent judgement of our apex court striking down the appeal of our State government to make primary education in the mother-tongue compulsory has attracted both flak and appreciation from citizens’ groups and citizens depending on which side of the fence they stand. What we should understand here is that the education of our children is a very personal matter in which all decisions are best left to the parents. The State even with the help of experts in the field of education, who claim to have based their conclusions on studies, however extensive, cannot simply…
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  • Big Green Ganesha is back in its seventh successful year

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    MUMBAI: BIG FM's mega successful green campaign - BIG Green Ganesha enters its seventh year! With a vision, a thought for a better eco-friendly future was laid down in 2008 and the campaign was created.  BIG Green Ganesha aims at creating social consciousness towards making one of India's largest and most popular festivals more ecologically sound and has so far touched over millions of Indians.
  • Modern Mafia to release four tracks in four months

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    MUMBAI: Since playing for bilingual film 'David' last year, alt-rock band Modern Mafia has not made music for films or even created their own music. But after a long gap of almost two years, the band launched a new single 'Gunslinger', and is now working on a music video for the same.
  • Miley Cyrus to headline first Australian iHeartRadio Music Festival

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    MUMBAI: KIIS 1065, the Australian radio station and Dainty Group, the Australian live entertainment company announced on Thursday, 28 August that the first iHeartRadio Australia Music Festival will feature pop powerhouse Miley Cyrus as well as many other artistes when it premieres in October. Cyrus wowed audiences with her stellar performance and exciting stage show at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last year. Following the overwhelming success of the annual iHeartRadio event in the US, Australia will now experience the music festival.
  • Gionee launches new tablet Gpad G5

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    MUMBAI: Gionee, the Chinese mobile manufacturing company, on Thursday launched the successor to the Gpad G4 phone/tablet, the GPad G5. The company confirmed the smart-phone will be commercially available by next week via both online and offline retail channels.
  • ArtistAloud takes its artistes to Hungama and MixRadio

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    MUMBAI: Digital media, distribution and talent management platform, ArtistAloud, has taken a step ahead to build an ecosystem for itself by partnering with platforms like Microsoft's MixRadio and the Hungama app. ArtistAloud business and product head Soumini Sridhara Paul says, "Partnering with MixRadio and Hungama, was not a long process. Both the platforms understood the type of content we bring to their table."
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    Mumbai Hikers

  • Trekincredible's one day trek to the beautiful Karnala fort-A cool break

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    Trek to Karnala with TrekincredibleDate :31st August,SundayRegion: PanvelFort Height: 2500 feetType: Hill FortGrade: EasyMode of Transport : Public TransportContribution for the trek : Rs. 200(Which includes refreshments, breakfast and to and fro transport from Panvel)Last date of informing-Sat 30th Aug,by night.About Karnala Fort:Karnala fort is a hill fort in Raigad district about 10 km from Panvel city. Currently it is a protected place lying within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary.Karnala fort actually consists of two forts one at a higher level and other lower. At the centre of the…
  • Mumbai Hikers Community

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    B365 Study Trek to Rajgad Fort on 20th & 21st Sept 2014 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 04:24 AM PDTHi friends, We at Bhramanti365, are glad to invite you for a Study trek to Rajgad with reknown historian Mr. Shridatta Raut on 20th – 21th Sept 2014 (Starting on Friday night 19th Sept ) Little info about the fort. Type: Hill Fort Height: 4182 feet Grade: Medium Endurance: Medium Rajgad – The name describes the place itself - The king of all the forts. About the fort: Rajgad is surely one of the most alluring treks and absolute paragon of high class architecture of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
  • Dudhsagar Waterfall Trek & Wildlife Excursion on 19th September 2014 for 2 nights by OneLife Adventa

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    OneLife Adventa brings to you a unique trek to Dudhsagar Falls on the Goa-Karnataka border. It is a track-trek because you will be trekking through the railway tracks of Konkan railway with breath-taking views of the valley and the falls. Along with the trek, we will be also spending a day at the Margao city in Goa. The trip also includes a wildlife excursion to the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary where birdwatchers will get a real treat.About Dudhsagar Waterfalls – Dudhsagar Falls (literally Sea of Milk) is a 4 tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River in the Indian state of Goa on…
  • 1-Day Weekend Trip to Korlai Fort & Lighthouse by OneLife Adventa

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    1-Day Weekend Trip to Korlai by OneLife AdventaAbout Korlai fort: - It is surrounded by sea on three sides. It is not a tall fort as the total height is about 275 m. The blue ocean on one side and the creek named “Kundalika” on the eastern side create scenery. The fort is situated at the mouth of the creek. A small road leads up to the top of the fort. There is a Lighthouse on the fort and a small climb from behind the lighthouse will take you to the fort. The fort is in ruins, but the view from the lighthouse is beautiful and the rocky beach at Korlai is also good. DetailsRegion:…
  • Mumbai Hiker Tour Bookings North East tours

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
    Mumbai Hiker Tour Bookings Kipepeo Hornbill Festival 30 Nov to 07 Dec 2014Kipepeo Bhutan Cultural Tour 31 Oct to 09 Nov 2014Kipepeo Arunachal Pradesh Namdapha Rainforest Trek – 10th Jan to 18th Jan 2015Kipepeo Meghalaya tour 14 Sept to 20 Sept 2014Kipepeo Arunachal Pradesh Siang River white water rafting 16 Jan to 25 Jan 2015Kipepeo Bhutan Cultural Tour 31 Oct to 09 Nov 2014The land of the Thunder Dragon – Druk Yul , conjures an image of immense fascination in the minds of most people. Ancient monasteries with fascinating histories, benevolent people with a rich cultural heritage, snow…
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    India Briefing News

  • Establishing a Liaison Office to Reach the Indian Market

    India Briefing
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Establishing a liaison office is typically the first exploratory step foreign companies take towards selling to the Indian market. Liaison offices are permitted to facilitate and promote the parent company’s business activities and act as a communications channel between the foreign parent company and Indian companies and consumers. The post Establishing a Liaison Office to Reach the Indian Market appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Updates to India’s Companies Act 2013

    India Briefing
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs recently released more updates to the Companies Act 2013. There were changes to the limits of video conferencing for Audit Committee Meetings and to the limits on contractual agreements by companies with other parties. The post Updates to India’s Companies Act 2013 appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Expert Commentary: Joint Ventures for Market Entry in India

    India Briefing
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Although entering into a JV with a domestic partner is required for foreign companies seeking to operate in sectors that do not permit 100 percent FDI, a growing number of JVs with Indian firms are being established for strategic market advantage rather than legal necessity. The post Expert Commentary: Joint Ventures for Market Entry in India appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • India Makes Progress on GST Implementation

    India Briefing
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:48 pm
    India moved closer towards implementing a Goods and Services Tax with the conclusion of the latest meeting by the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers this Wednesday. The post India Makes Progress on GST Implementation appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Reaching the Consumer Market in India

    India Briefing
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    Determining the best route for market entry or expansion into India requires careful consideration of a wide variety of factors, including the intended scope of investment, nature of business activities, tax implications, and legal liability. The post Reaching the Consumer Market in India appeared first on India Briefing News.
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    Fone Arena

  • OnePlus to do away with invite system this October

    Yash Garg
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    The OnePlus One is perhaps one among the most wanted devices at the moment, at least among those who know about the phone. However, a major hindrance for those looking to purchase the device is the invite system. It requires a to-be buyer to get hold of an 'invite' (basically a unique code) that can be obtained (i) either from others who have purchased the OnePlus One or (ii) from OnePlus itself, via the numerous contests it holds. Although OnePlus has ramped up its production capacity in the recent months, the demand for the OnePlus One still outweighs supply. However, in a recent AMA (ask…
  • Oppo Neo 3 R831K launched in India for Rs. 10990

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Oppo Neo 3 R831k, an upgraded version of the Oppo Neo R831 has been launched in India. The main difference in the Neo 3 compared to Neo is 1GB RAM instead of 512MB RAM and an LED flash on the back for its 5-megapixel camera.  Other specifications are similar, including a 4.5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) FWVGA IPS sensitive touch screen with glove mode, 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.2-based Color ROM. It has Quick Reach mode that lets you draw a pattern on the screen and double tap on the display to launch apps and Gesture panel to customize patterns. Oppo Neo 3 R831K specifications…
  • Micromax Canvas 2 Colours A120 Android 4.4 KitKat update starts rolling out

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    Micromax has started rolling out Android 4.4 (KitKat) update for Canvas 2 Colours A120 smartphone. It was launched back in April, running Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), but the company promised KitKat update soon after the launch. Micromax recently rolled out KitKat update for Canvas Doodle 3 A102 and Canvas Knight  A350. The Android KitKat update should bring emojis, printing support, performance tweaks and some UI changes. All the latest Micromax smartphones now comes with Android KitKat out of the box. The Android 4.4.2 over-the-air (OTA) update for the Canvas 2 is about 283.2 MB and would…
  • MIUI 6 update now available for Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
    Xiaomi unveiled the MIUI 6, a major update with new features and a completely new design. The MIUI 6 update is now available for the both the Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi 3 smartphones for the public after the best testing is complete. The MIUI v4.8.29 update with MIUI 6 update for these two devices bring new notification center with toggles for music control panel, notifications for new messages, missed calls, reminders, app notices, and more. In addition to the MIUI 6 update, this update fixes a security hole that users didn't need to confirm the old password while setting a new password,…
  • Microsoft updates OneDrive mobile apps, merges office and personal on Android

    Sneha Bokil-Paranjape
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Microsoft has updated OneDrive apps on Android, iOS and Windows phone. The cloud storage app for Android has added support for OneDrive for Business. "Our Android update is starting to roll out today, and with it, you can now access both your personal and work accounts. This is the first example of how we’re creating a single, unified OneDrive experience that holistically addresses what people, businesses, and IT managers need. Because people are increasingly using the same devices and apps to get things done at work and at home, the ability to store and share files in the cloud is…
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  • The lone road – iPhone Wallpaper

    Narendran V
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Somewhere in Austin, TX… Taken with an iPhone 4S
  • Update Blue&Me™ to version 8 – Grande Punto 2013

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

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

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

    Narendran V
    6 Jun 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Wonder who goes to this church. But, the color of the church, the simple architecture and the moody cloudy ambiance is sure to lure someone to take a pic, at the least.
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    The Better India

  • An Amazing Cab Service That Caters To The Needs Of People With Special Needs

    Shreya Pareek
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    Some time back I had to get a minor operation done on my foot, which was followed by a week’s bed rest and a month of “no walking” phase. For some urgent office work I had to travel the next day after my operation. “How hard could it be? I will get help to walk at the airport and I  won’t put pressure on my foot,” I thought and went ahead with my journey. But, I soon realized that that was going to be a long day for me. I had no idea that things as simple as getting into a cab could pose such difficulties. That is when I realized how inconsiderate the…
  • High Up In The Naga Hills Women Are Discovering Collective Strength

    Pamela Philipose
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    From being dependent on their husbands and fathers for basic needs to becoming self-dependent and getting their children educated from their own money, women’s lives in Nagaland’s Tuensang district have changed. They now demand better schooling for their children, fight for government entitlements, and articulate issues once considered too sensitive to discuss publicly, like alcoholism and wife beating. Read along to know about this remarkable transformation.  Tuensang, Nagaland’s largest district, wears its forest wealth proudly in the myriad shades of green that clad the…
  • Unleash The Dreams of India’s Youth – One Small Loan at A Time

    TBI Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Every year thousands of students and young adults drop out of schools and colleges due to financial constraints and lack of opportunities. Thousands of dreams and aspirations die and talented youth from rural India is forced to take odd jobs to survive. Yet, there are few who do not give up and fight for better opportunities. Here’s your chance to empower them and give them equal opportunities to succeed. Learn how, through Milaap loans, you can make every rupee count and change a life. Make an impact Lend now to a youth for vocational training and see your impact triple! Growing up in…
  • Revolutionary Technology That Can Convert Plastic Waste Into Petrol And Diesel In India

    Shreya Pareek
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Researchers from the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun have invented a technology that can convert plastic waste into high-grade petrol, diesel or aromatics. What’s more, this new fuel will cost Rs.30 to Rs.40 per litre! Read along to know more about the technology that can revolutionize the fuel that we use in our country! India will soon become one of the very few countries in the world to convert plastic waste into high-grade petrol and diesel. This technology, developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun, has catapulted India into the league…
  • Invisible Heroes Of Everyday: Scrap Workers – Magicians Who Can Convert Waste Into A Jeep!

    Tejaswi Bhagavatula
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    We never imagined that scrap could be recycled in such a way that it would become a fully functional vehicle running on a road. And not just any vehicle, but a beautiful vintage jeep! Read how these extremely enterprising and skilled scrap workers make it possible. India is one of the largest scrap markets in the world, with tonnes of useless, and at times priceless “scrap” being sent to the pits. This story is about a fringe yet specialized enterprising group of scrap dealers-cum-jeep makers. Not so long ago, old jeeps, old bikes and anything from the past was shunned as…
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    Parsi Khabar

  • Requiem For A Bird: Documentary on the Towers of Silence

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Requiem for a Bird currently stands as a last chance to document the singular relationship of the Parsi and the vultures.  The two have been linked through death for centuries, with the bodies of the Parsi faithful brought to a Tower of Silence, and as final act of generosity, laid out for consumption by the vultures. Though the Towers still stand, the Parsi and the vultures now fight for their futures. This short documentary will be a synthesis of traditional documentary interviews with animation and choreographed dance. It will illuminate the  private  and public  lives of  the  Parsi…
  • An Excerpt from the life of Dosebai Cowasjee Jessawalla

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Old school English stands proud   Article by Bhavani Krishna Iyer | The Sun Daily Malaysia   THERE have been generous outpourings of all things women in the past weeks, among others, and I am not sure if I missed what the occasion was. I am especially intrigued by men who write in support of women as such occasions are rare. I am not a feminist and do not support radicalism in championing any cause. In the same breath I will not deny that I do support women’s groups who stand up to be heard. With my interest on women’s issues revived, I scoured my book shelf and found…
  • MLA seeks sop from Indian Prime Minister for Parsis to visit Iran

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Member of legislative assembly, Mangal Prabhat Lodha has written a letter to prime minister, Narendra Modi asking for subsidy for Parsi community to help them visit their “place of origin”. Lodha has asked Modi to set aside around Rs5 crore so that the Parsis can visit Iran. Lodha in his letter states: “Government of India subsidies other minority communities like Muslims for their yearly visit to Mecca. Similarly, Parsis hope to visit their religious places in Iran, but restrict their travel due to excessive costs associated with their visits. Even if government of India…
  • A candid chat with restaurateur Farrokh Khambata

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    He gave Mumbai its first taste of Oriental cuisine, especially the Burmese dish of Khow Suey. With Joss, his first restaurant at Kala Ghoda, finding a new home in the western suburbs last month, Farrokh Khambata has once again won hearts. The owner of Catering & Allied, which runs four restaurants in Mumbai — Joss, Amadeus, Umame and Café at the NCPA, talks to Phorum Dalal about quitting his first job within a week, his love for diving and bonding with his son over rock music Interview by By Phorum Dalal | Mid Day Farrokh Khambata, founder CEO of Catering & Allied It won’t be…
  • Sarosh Zaiwalla: the first non-white lawyer to start a practice in London

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    The head of a trail-blazing City law firm found that aiming high works Sarosh Zaiwalla has represented some of the most powerful people in the world, from members of the Gandhi family to the Tchenguiz brothers. He famously hired – and then let go – Tony Blair when the former Prime Minister was a jobbing barrister. As the first non-white lawyer to start a practice in the City, his business story is one of tenacity, courage and a keen eye for a business opportunity. When Zaiwalla came to the UK from India, he was following in the footsteps of his father. Ratanshaw Zaiwalla was the first…
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    The Roar

  • It’s raining Purple!

    The Roar
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:47 am
    Purple is the colour of the year, be is SS or AW, hues of purple have been popping up all through the year in lingerie, accessories and  apparel. Historically purple was a colour that was worn only by the elite. This Royal colour is now being used in many different forms -deep purple, lilac, amethyst, orchid and violet. Keeping with the trend for the new season, leading Indian Lingerie brand Enamor has unveiled its the Purple Haze and Purple Rain collectionsThe collections draw inspiration from the velvety purple evening sky- a glamorous star studded soiree or a languid walk under the…
  • Whisper begins journey to break India’s period taboos

    The Roar
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    Bangalore, 6th August 2014: Leading Sanitary Napkin brand Whisper and independent researcher IPSOS shared disturbing findings of a recent survey on menstruation undertaken in key metros of India. Attended by actor Kriti Sanon, Golfer Sharmila Nicollet, Mandira Bedi, Founder of Menstrupedia Aditi Gupta, Veteran actor Tanvi Azmi and Dr. Suneela Garg, the event brought to the fore some shocking facts about primitive practices related to women’s health and hygiene prevalent today. Some of the findings that captured attention were: 91% urban women residing in Bangalore do not wash their hair…
  • The phenomenon called Afridi

    9 Mar 2014 | 9:02 pm
    If ever cricket produced a maverick batsman who hasn’t lived up to his potential even after 17 years of top class cricket, it is Shahid Afridi. And does that even slightly bother him? Absolutely not, I can assure you! The phenomenon called Afridi It is slightly ironic that I write this after Afridi has played not one, but two match winning knocks in succession. Yet when this 21 year old (oops, was he older than that?) walks into bat the next time, the fielding team knows that a wicket is always round the corner. But on his day, Afridi can win you matches from impossible situations. When he…
  • App Design – The New Age of Creativity

    Anindita Chatterjee
    25 Jan 2013 | 8:31 pm
    Conformity is usually the norm. Most people try to ensure that they conform to the established, standard protocols, such as fashion, behaviour or social conduct, lifestyle, ethics, and so on. But there are always certain things about us – certain characteristics or traits which make us special, and which set us apart from the rest. We tend to express these things in different ways. App Design – The New Age of Creativity Strangely, with the evolution of technology, the ways in which people express their individuality have changed dramatically. In the middle ages, people expressed…
  • Morality – The Oldest Puzzle

    Anindita Chatterjee
    25 Jan 2013 | 8:22 pm
    Morality – The Oldest Puzzle Lance Armstrong was one of the most motivational and iconic figures in the world. The story of his rise to international success, his battle against cancer, and his return to the top is a legend. He has inspired millions of people around the world; his autobiography is one of the highest grossing best sellers that topped all charts in no time at all. The Livestrong wrist bands are still worn today by many people to show their support for cancer – I remember sporting quite a few in my teenage when the trend had arrived. And yet, here we are. Today, Lance…
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    Youth Ki Awaaz

  • This Is Where India Stands When Compared To Other Top Agricultural Producers In The World (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    By Saumya Tewari: It is perhaps inevitable that given India’s large land resources and population engaged in agricultural activity, the country produces the maximum amount of cereals, next only to China and USA. And among the important cereals, India is the second largest producer globally of rice and wheat and the top producer of pulses. Photo Credit India recently took a tough stance on subsidies at the recently concluded negotiations of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) citing food security concerns. Not surprisingly, the stance has triggered a debate on India’s agricultural…
  • How An Instagram Hashtag Is Paving The Path To A Litter Free World (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    By Mayank Jain: We never forget to put pictures of our Starbucks coffee on Instagram, but how often do we remember to throw the cups in the bin? There’s trash all around us and yet we choose to walk away after surreptitiously dumping that trash. The problem of the garbage that we generate every day and leave it on the streets is a crisis waiting to happen. Urban India generates over 1.5 lac tonnes of garbage every day and this rate is growing rapidly. What we fail to realize, however, is that it is dangerous to leave garbage on the roads in such a densely packed and disease prone country.
  • How I Was Taught To Fear ‘Hijras’, And Why We Need More Than Just Legal Rights For Them (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    By Anusha Batra: It was forenoon. The doorbell rang. Peeping through the window, I discovered it was a ‘hijra’. When I announced this to my Mom, she said ‘rehne do, bahar matt jao. Darwaza band karlo’ (Don’t bother, don’t step out. Shut the door). Showing a bit of temerity, when I went outside, following my Dad, he/she said, ‘Kyun sahib, hijre ko apne ghar ke aangan mein dekh ke naraz ho gye?’ (What is the matter Sir, are you upset to see a hijra in your courtyard?). My Dad maintained his composure and chose to ignore the comment. We came back inside and shut the…
  • The Fault In Our Syllabus: How School Textbooks Give No Space For Individual Growth (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    By Devadutta Bhattacharjee: Culture is the best contraception. As absurd as it may sound to the regular, level headed logical reader here, it is a popular opinion throughout India. And it matters what people think when one of those people is our own Health Minister. Recently, Dr. Harsh Vardhan went as far as to suggest that faithfulness to one’s partner was the only sure shot way of preventing AIDS- an underlining of culture and morality clearly influencing his statements. So when it comes to including sex education in textbooks, one can imagine what that would consist of. Bird and bees,…
  • Interview With The Founder Of Reveals How We Share The Blame For This Misogyny (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    By Krishangi Singh: In most parts of the world, women, when being praised, are showered with compliments on their skills, beauty, work, talent etc., but women in India are appreciated by our society only when they do what they are ‘supposed’ to do. Words such as obedient, meek, proficient in household chores, good cooks and other such adjectives that glorify their ‘fitting in’ into the roles defined by our patriarchal culture are considered to be the highest honour they can achieve. A still from the movie ’2 States’ When we use such adjectives to appreciate…
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    Indian Television

  • Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 Coming Soon on Suvarna TV

    Indian Television
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 on Suvarna TV Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 Suvarna TV Announced the Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3. Interested candidates can register now to participate in this show. Age – 18 to 24 Years This is a unique format show where girls from city have to live in a village for over 3 months. The contestants have to leave their luxurious city lives and live in a village which is struggling for basic necessities. Every day the contestants would perform various tasks. There would be eliminations every week. The one who survives till the end wins the grand…
  • Pro Kabaddi League Finale Live On STAR Sports 2 – 31st August at 7:45 PM

    Indian Television
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Watch the Grand Finale of Pro Kabaddi League On STAR Sports 2 Pro Kabaddi League Semi Finals of the Pro Kabaddi League can be watch on STAR Sports 2 channel. Semi final matches on 29th August 2014 at 7:45 PM . Jaipur Pink Panthers , Patna Pirates, U Mumba , Bengaluru Bulls are teams Reaches the Semi Finals of Kabaddi League 2014. The Semi finals and Finals of Kabaddi League 2014 can be also watch through STAR Gold (Hindi). Telugu Titans, Dabang Delhi, Bengal Warriors, Puneri Paltan are other teams played in the Pro Kabaddi 2014. The Pro Kabaddi 2014 is started with these 8 teams. Kabaddi…
  • Vinayagar Chathurti Specials on Vijay TV – 29 August 2014

    Indian Television
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    Vijay TV’s Vinayagar Chathurti Special Programs Vinayagar Chathurti Start the special day, with devotional songs of Lord Ganesha at 6 am! At 0730 hrs a sneak peek into the movie ‘Vanavarayan Vallavarayan’ that is set for its release. The lead role played by Kreshna, Vijay TV’s popular face Ma.Ka.Pa. Anand and other will be part of the show. Vinayagar Chathurti Day Movie Premieres On Vijay TV Pizza II Villa At 1000 hrs The horror suspense movie that came after the blockbuster success of Pizza was critically acclaimed for its technical excellence in sound effects and the gripping…
  • Samayal Samayal With Venkatesh Bhat On Vijay TV – Saturdays at 2 P.M

    Indian Television
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    Samayal Samayal On Vijay TV Samayal Samayal On Vijay TV “Who says healthy diet can’t be tasteful?. Have you ever let wine flavour your fruits? Are colours only for fabric? A pan full of questions and a pot full of doubts! Answered now purely with a motive to satisfy your taste-buds. ‘Anjali Sunflower Oil Samayal Samayal with Venkatesh Bhat’, yet another creative program, from Vijay TV, brings it all – A new cookery show that will make you the Best chef in your kitchen, even if you haven’t been in there yet. Venkatesh Bhat, CEO Accord Metropolitan, known for his passion towards…
  • India’s Raw Star – Starting 24th August 2014 at 7.00 P.M on Star Plus

    Indian Television
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    India’s Raw Star – Every Sunday at 7.00 P.M on Star Plus India’s Raw Star India’s favorite/ No. 1 entertainment channel Star Plus and India’s biggest youth sensation, Yo Yo Honey Singh have come together to launch this first of its kind, unconventional singing reality show,  which is all set to redefine the genre.  This weekly show will launch on Sunday, 24th August at 7 pm on Star Plus. Contenders from across the country with their unique singing styles will battle it out to become India’s Raw Star. Yo Yo Honey Singh will be  a friend, mentor and guide of the…
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  • Explore the culture and history of India

    3 Aug 2014 | 7:37 pm
    The social inheritance of India has constantly interested and pulled on the planet. The lavishness and the differing qualities of its social legacy and conventions has been mainstream in all ages over the world. Striking construction modeling, great illustrious royal residences and their excellence has been a fundamental piece of this legacy. Sightseers from around the globe have constantly belittled this regal craft and India's social legacy. These illustrious architectures offer a profound knowledge into the plentiful past of the lords and monarchs of India. In the event that you are…
  • Make the best of your train journey

    3 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Going from somewhere to somewhere and have no idea what all to do on the train journey? Well, it is quite understandable that train journeys can be extremely adventures, fun as well as way too torturous and boring. It swings between both extremes. If you get stuck with a bunch of boring, loud or annoying people, then god only saves you. One must be prepared with sufficient things to pass time with when boarding a train. Maybe your next train journey could become fun if you followed these tips for a fun train journey!-Have a good book: as they say, books are a person’s best friends! Don’t…
  • Oatmeal Ragi Dosa

    11 Apr 2013 | 6:38 am
    Ingredients½ cup oatmeal ½ cup Urad Dal½ cup Ragi Floursalt to tasteMethodWash the Urad dal. Soak urad dal and oatmeal in water separately for 3-4 hours. Grind it to a smooth paste. Add ragi flour in the batter and grind again for 30 seconds. Add salt.Let the batter ferment for 7-8 hours.You can make thin and crispy dosas (like the regular dosas). Serve it with chutney.
  • Eggless Sugarless Cake with Dates

    25 Mar 2013 | 12:23 pm
    Ingredients About 25 Dates 3/4 cup of milk (any milk, I used skim) 1/3 cup oil 3/4 cup of all purpose flour (maida) 1 teaspoon Baking soda Method Pulp the dates and beat them with milk and oil. Mix the blended mixture with the all purpose flour and baking soda. Sprinkle dry nuts on top and bake at 350 degrees. Enjoy!
  • My affair with the big cities

    1 Apr 2012 | 6:39 pm
    There was a time when I hated big cities and all that I associated with  them was noise, the clutter, the pageantry and hype . I would often get lost there.Given a chance, I preferred wilds or the offbeat , rustic, charming towns or heritage sites in ruins. But of late , I seem to be lured by these big cities..Maybe its the energy, the sights and sounds or just the romantic past tucked away in them, but certainly my fascination for these sprawling metropolises seems to grow. I've always loved Bombay and yes, Delhi too. And Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. People in NYC watching a…
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    World Explorers

  • Flea market in Japan and food !!!

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    T The post Flea market in Japan and food !!! appeared first on World Explorers.
  • Japan largest food market hall – Seibu @ Ikebukuro, Tokyo

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    F The post Japan largest food market hall – Seibu @ Ikebukuro, Tokyo appeared first on World Explorers.
  • Royal Enfield motorcycle owners. Rider Mania Y2K14

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    This ride is open only for Royal Enfield motorcycle owners. A sincere request to all the brothers, those not coming for the event ‘DO NOT CLICK GOING FOR THE HECK OF IT ‘. To attend the Rider Mania Event at Goa it is compulsory to register yourself at the Royal Enfield website, The link for the same will be put up as soon as the registrations are open. Reporting time 4:00 am at BKC Junction, Bandra East. Duration : 4 Night & 5 Days Distance : 1300 Km to and fro via NH4 Accommodation : Limited seats on first come basis at Kris Resorts Calangute, Standard AC rooms on Double Occupancy…
  • Eyobe1′s Life In Japan # 17 Eating Weird Japanese stuff with friends

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    T The post Eyobe1′s Life In Japan # 17 Eating Weird Japanese stuff with friends appeared first on World Explorers.
  • upcoming trek in Himalayas

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    upcoming trek in Himalayas ………. BOOKING OPEN…. CONTCAT US – 09837547595 WINTER KUARI PASS TREK (3700 m.) treking date – 6,13,20,24,27dec 2014 ROOPKUND & JUNARGALI TREK(15696 ft.) treking date -20 ,28 sep,3,11,18 oct 2014 HAR KI DUN TREK (11,675 Ft.) treking dates- 2,8,16,22 nov.2014 RONTI SADDLE TREK (5300MTR) TREKKING DATE- 18 OCT 2014 CHADAR TREK treking date -17,24 jan,1,14 feb 2015 PINDARI GLACIAR & KAFANI GLACIAR TREK trekking date- 10 September 2014 PANCHACHULI BASE CAMP(13976 Ft.) trekking date- 2 sept., 1 nov. 2014 CONTACT US –…
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    Virtual Snipers

  • I Want my website to rank on Page 1 of Google Search!

    Sandiip Porwal
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    That headline is what 99% of business / website owners ask of us when we are talking SEO.  And as the discussion matures we both realise that while there is merit in the very statement or demand or expectation from a Digital Marketing Agency what it lacks is a clear understanding of why and on which keywords. At the heart of a good search engine optimisation strategy is the keyword. Given the singular it is, it brings about many a challenge for an SEO company especially in India. What needs to be understood and is also the reason I writing this blog piece is that – the keyword is…
  • 4 Tips To Get Your Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) in Order

    Vibhas Sen
    5 May 2014 | 8:53 am
    Despite there being variations due to different verticals, planning methodologies & implementation techniques which impact the dynamics of CRO, there remain a few key principles which will always be true. 1) Testing Small – Don’t bother if a test is too small or small. There is no rule which says all test has to be path-breaking. Didn’t we learn somewhere many small wins and losses lead to learnings which are responsible for big wins? It’s something equivalent to what calculated risk takers do in trading or gambling – small bets, can quickly give you modest…
  • Adwords Remarketing made easy with Analytics Smart Lists feature

    Sandiip Porwal
    28 Apr 2014 | 10:16 am
    Google is at it again and now it’s the turn of remarketers to rejoice. Google analytics has introduced a new feature for all those who find creating and managing remarketing lists an arduous task.  Now you have automatic remarketing list creation functionality in Google analytics called ‘Smart lists’. The objective is to make remarketing more manageable and less overwhelming. We have heard many a consumer stating how annoying the chasing ads can be. While many think of it as a great co-incidence that ads seem to follow them wherever they visit online, for most it is an annoying…
  • Google Keyword Planner tool gets some cool enhancements

    Sandiip Porwal
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The adoption of Google Adwords as an effective advertising and marketing platform would not never been easier had it not been for the keyword research tool christened Google’s Keyword Planner. It’s has played an important role in understanding user search behavior and search trends as it continues to evolve here are some very good new additions to the Keyword Planner. These excellent enhancements to the keyword Planner will provide agencies and advertisers deeper insights into data. Data Comparison over time periods, mobile trends (#like), mobile device volumes(#like), enhanced,…
  • Social Media Platform Facebook Revamps Ad Structure for Campaigns

    Sandiip Porwal
    3 Mar 2014 | 5:38 am
    The much anticipated Facebook Ad Campaign Ad structure change is here.  Starting March 4th the global roll out of the new ad structure will begin. All old campaigns will be moved to the new ad structure. With the new structure Facebook is introducing an additional level to their existing campaign/ad structure. The objective – Better campaign organisation, budget control and better performance management. The new structure will look like this, Click to enlarge How is it different? As of now, Advertisers  with expert social media agencies like us have hundreds of a campaigns in a single…
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    Tamil Brahmins

  • Self-styled vigilante group at Koyambedu market busted

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The city police busted a self-styled vigilante group that had been operating inside Koyambedu fruit and vegetable market, collecting bribes. For... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Najma Heptulla tries to quell controversy, says she said 'Hindi' not 'Hindu'

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla has stoked a controversy by reportedly calling all Indians "Hindus". However, she sought to clarify her... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rape case against Sadananda Gowda's son: Bad news for Modi

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    *Before Home Minister Rajnath Singh's sons controversy could die down , another Central Minsiter's son has put his father , BJP and PM Modi to shame... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • திருப்புறம்பியம் சாட்சிநாதர்

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    *திருப்புறம்பியம் சாட்சிநாதர் * அரசகுப்தன்... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chennai is not a tamil but telugu word

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:27 am
    Shri JBP More is a scholar in history with a doctorate in South Indian history. In his interview given to he has contended that Chennai is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
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    Niranjani: Spreading Peace, Joy & Happiness....

  • The Thousand Names

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each one, beautifully juxtaposed, like a garland of scented flowers ebbing and flowing in a rhythm the thousand names not enough to describe the infinite attributes Penned with deep love for the Radiant One Chanted infinite times through ages kindling love and devotion; The Names a constant reminder of the presence of Divinity in this pulsating Universe.
  • Timeless Principles of Leadership

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

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Five Thousand years ago in the midst of a battlefield, the awareness having gone, down in the dumps, Arjuna, had the presence of mind to ask The Lord this question:   How does one maintain a constant awareness?   The Radiant Lord, creator of this Universe, compassionately enumerates his presence in all things animate and inanimate in this magnificent creation of His.    As He lists out his omnipresence one stops to savor and relish every word uttered as the creator talks of His awe-inspiring creation and His underlying presence behind the entirety, stirring  unknown chords in my heart,…
  • The PMO India gets the Leadership Model absolutely right.

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    The Prime Minister of India one of the most stirring speeches heard in 68 years of Independence. There was a lot of anticipation and the PM did not disappoint, this was an extempore speech of over an hour without any notes or teleprompter etc. Spoken straight from the heart.  After hearing platitudes for several years, it was refreshing to see and hear a PM who understands the aspirations and needs of the people of this country and talks about meeting those needs systematically through a leadership model that is contrarian to what we have experienced in the last 68 years. The PM began by…
  • Now, who swiped off that Cross Pen?

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
      Hundreds of them some branded lots of cheap ones lay scattered all over the house all within an arms reach for years to jot down thoughts sign off bills & courier receipts, poke the tightly sealed envelopes open and for a hundred other random things   Then, one by one they started disappearing. First from the writing table and then all the one’s that were in sight and finally even the one’s that lay quietly  hidden for years in nooks and corners far away from visible eyes. Guess what? Even the one’s that were in drawers were not spared.   Neither…
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  • Reliance Plans $13 Bn Upgrade

    Nandini Sanyal
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Reliance Industries has sought environment ministry approval for a $13 billion upgrade to its Jamnagar complex, including a 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery, documents seen by Reuters show.The refinery would process cheap, heavy grades of crude that are increasingly available in Asia as the US shale boom has cut demand there.Reliance, controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, operates the world's biggest refining complex in Gujarat, where its two adjacent plants can process about 1.4 million bpd of oil.The company last year sought the approval of the environment ministry to invest Rs 773…
  • Reliance Plans $13 Bn In Projects

    Shokinder Goyla
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Reliance Industries has sought environment ministry approval for a $13 billion upgrade to its Jamnagar complex, including a 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery, documents seen by Reuters show.The refinery would process cheap, heavy grades of crude that are increasingly available in Asia as the US shale boom has cut demand there.Reliance, controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, operates the world's biggest refining complex in Gujarat, where its two adjacent plants can process about 1.4 million bpd of oil.The company last year sought the approval of the environment ministry to invest Rs 773…
  • Economy Bounces Back To 5.7% Growth In April-June Quarter

    Nandini Sanyal
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    The after-glow of Narendra Modi's election victory nearly four months ago helped India's lumbering economy register its fastest growth in two-and-a-half years for the quarter ending in June, data showed on Friday (29 August).Gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a 5.7 per cent annual rate, the Statistics Ministry said. That compared with an annual 5.3 per cent growth estimated by analysts in a Reuters poll and a provisional 4.6 per cent expansion in the previous three months.The previous high of GDP growth rate was recorded at 6 per cent in the October-December quarter of 2011-12. The economic…
  • Economy Bounces Back To 5.7% Growth In April-June Quarter

    Nandini Sanyal
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    The after-glow of Narendra Modi's election victory nearly four months ago helped India's lumbering economy register its fastest growth in two-and-a-half years for the quarter ending in June, data showed on Friday (29 August).Gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a 5.7 per cent annual rate, the Statistics Ministry said. That compared with an annual 5.3 per cent growth estimated by analysts in a Reuters poll and a provisional 4.6 per cent expansion in the previous three months.The previous high of GDP growth rate was recorded at 6 per cent in the October-December quarter of 2011-12. The economic…
  • Economy Bounces Back To 5.7% Growth In April-June Quarter

    Nandini Sanyal
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    The after-glow of Narendra Modi's election victory nearly four months ago helped India's lumbering economy register its fastest growth in two-and-a-half years for the quarter ending in June, data showed on Friday (29 August).Gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a 5.7 per cent annual rate, the Statistics Ministry said. That compared with an annual 5.3 per cent growth estimated by analysts in a Reuters poll and a provisional 4.6 per cent expansion in the previous three months.The previous high of GDP growth rate was recorded at 6 per cent in the October-December quarter of 2011-12. The economic…
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    Mumbai Ready Reckoner

  • Lokhandwala Running Club "Sunday Street Run" at 6:00 am.

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:33 am
    We are growing in numbers and getting fitter day by day.....Sundays just got cooler..We shall start with warm ups, then run and then end it with stretches and strength training. So everyone is requested to carry mats or towels.The weather is unpredicatble so dress accordingly. Carry water with you. Get your family and friends to run along. Also if you always wanted to run this is the ideal start for you.Date: Sunday 31st August 2014Reporting Time: 6.00am (PLEASE BE ON TIME)Starting Point: Entrance of Joggers ParkEstimated distance: 6km, 8km and 10kmLokhandwala Complex Joggers ParkMumbai,…
  • BikeShark 45th Bikers Meetup sunday 31st august 2014

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    We are back after a much deserved break.The 45th Bikers Meetup will be heading out to Sanjay Gandhi National Park.And this time we have the No.1 Sports Drink – GATORADE to associate with us.All bikers who will be a part of the Meetup will receive a cool merchandise from Gatorade.So pass on this message to your fellow biker friends and make sure you make the most of this moment.The ride will be a serene as the rains have stopped for a while. So let’s catch up and do what we do best – RIDE.Bikers can join us …Borivali (W) - bikeShark store 7.04 a.m.Borivali (E) - Borivali National park…
  • Thespo at Prithvi: Baawla 2nd and 3rd Sept, 2014 at 9pm

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    On the first Tuesday and Wednesday of every month, Thespo curates performances by youth theatre groups from across the country at the Prithvi Theatre.Rangbaaz Group presents Baawla2nd and 3rd Sept, 2014 at 9pmA beautifully woven story about a mother's undying love for her child. In spite of being away from his mother, he finds himself the closest to her. A poetic journey through the eyes of a young boy, through a rough childhood, which ultimately helps him discover himself and to emerge a poet.Tickets: Rs 125Bookmyshow - 39895050, Prithvi - 26149546Written and directed by Raghav DuttCast:…
  • Fund the Bazaar Road Art Series Bandra, Mumbai before 5th oct 2014

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Fund the Bazaar Road Art Series, a collection of photography & paintings, documentary film and a short series book inspired by the iconic Bazaar Road in Bandra, MumbaiWhat is the Bazaar Road Art Series?The  Bazaar road Art series  was born because of our singular desire to pay homage to an actual street called  Bazaar Road  (also Anthony's home address for the past 5 years). We got 25 artists together, who are working with the people and the architecture of the Bazaar Road to produce 6 art forms - a fictional book, theatre, film, photography, painting and mixed media.
  • The Collage Collective Studio MIME Workshop September 1

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    ‘The technique that allows the performer to do what he wants, not what he can.’Greetings,Thanks for the interest you have shown in our corporeal mime workshop that begins on 1st of September this coming Monday. The fees for the same are 5000 rupees. they have to be submitted at our studio by the 31st of august (this Sunday) to ensure your participation. the studio address is plot no 129c, terrace flat no 301, white house bldg, bazaar road. landmark- variety furnishing showroom. Bandra west. Mumbai 400050. for any further communications you can call on 9619906803.Regards Anthony Soni.About…
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    The India Investment Post (earlier

  • India Morning Report: Markets inch up to 8000 levels on futures trading higher

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
    As mentioned last week, most stocks are ready to move but being at overall new levels the blue sky moves are finding it harder to stay in the range of certainty in no small measure due to GDP growth still pending return to growth cycle levels if improvement and cyclical demand expected to improve still not doing so. The SC judgement on Coal should largely have been ignored as a fait accompli by the markets and this expectation of policy reversals in each and every item is highly disconcerting, given that none of the 200 + allotments had produced anything since theiur allotment a decade…
  • India Morning Report: India GDP announcement a key market rallying number at new point

    24 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Markets have consolidated and stepped into a new range after a longish dismemberment of a Modi effect rally in two weeks since August 8. As Large caps consolidate at new levels, banks have finally started moving up again, HDFC Bank in lead but PSU banks still selectively showing signs of NPA fatigues and continue to dress down assets. Bhushan steel machinations also put a question mark on lead bank SBI’s fortunes as it navigates a INR 100 Bln exposure with new recovery approaches including an ambitious extended management participation. However SBI is stil undervalued at 2500 levels and…
  • India Morning Report: Markets starting to look positively at cyclicals

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    At new levels of 1500 for ICICI and 2400 for banks, markets enjoyed a fairly long hiatus as fundamentals having iomproved encouraged many to hope for much better financials probably without cause. The move yesterday seems robust however and the market floor in terms of sold puts should infact move up to 7900 in the coming week and is definitely exiting 7700 to the north towards 7800. Petroneta nd IGL had a good day at the exchanges too and probably GAIL can share some of the spoils as SESA Sterlite (erstwhile Cairns) tries to ramp up the business and play in the big league  GMR and IDFC are…
  • India Morning Report: More disillusionment in the old Economy and IT segments

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Cement stocks and IT remain weak and good for the short trade even as the unlikely Energy short caught everyone by surprise. Oil PSUs ONGC and OIL and the OMCs will probably instead switch into their usual positions in investor portfolios , ONG remaining long because of the weakness in Brent prices and as the realisation dawns on the non impact in the Indian crude basket pricing, the gains could and should now shift to IOC and BPCL who are able to cut petrol prices at the pump and in a year or two demand for petrol vehicles could be back to 2010 levels. ONGC divestment target is apparently…
  • India Morning Report: A new high to close the series, No Capex in the mix

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    As FE reported this AM, most of the hopes of growth returning this year are already predicated to next year as far as demand for project financing and Capex companies like Siemens, L&T and BHEL are concerned. The latter are indeed being jettisoned from portfolios as their weak financial model is exposed in the tough times extended in the markets. However indices are strongly up at new levels of 7900 and 26300-500 respectively on the Nifty and Sensex, The morning looks rosier for HDFC Bank as one hoped a week back and cyclicals are indeed ready and waiting for any big series surge in…
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    Valady Views

  • How not to write/ publish a novel- Beta Reading

    Hariharan Valady
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Image Courtesy: Mario Mancuso do I get Beta Readers?“There are sites, which provide details of beta readers. Google for beta readers,” I was told.Wow! So many beta readers! I went through their offers. Most of them seemed to be super readers- reading 15-20 books at a time – all 100,000+words - and were committing feedback in amazingly record time. I contacted a couple of them.‘He he he…I don’t charge for beat reading. But you surely don’t mind paying $--- for charity; I spend on a noble cause,” was one kind of response.‘Sure, I’ll read, but you’ve to…
  • How not to write/ publish a novel- Editing

    Hariharan Valady
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    Image credit- Hash Milhan talked about formatting in the last post.Editing the book- that’s a story by itself.I thought it meant proof reading. Poor me. “You can’t do this yourself, you need professionals,” I was told. Where do I find them? That’s the least of the problems. Google. I came across a plethora sites/firms/professionals offering the service.I learnt phrases like basic editing, copy editing and substantive editing. What is the difference? I don’t know except that price/ word or price/page of editing kept increasing as the adjective before ‘editing’…

    Hariharan Valady
    3 Aug 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Image credit: Craig Sunter have been working on a novel for the past six months and I have completed the same. That is beside the point.I plan to self-publish the novel and have given the manuscript for it editing, formatting, etc. That is beside the point.My novel may or may not do well in the market. Again beside the point.What is the point then?My experiences during the last six months when I was writing the novel. As they say, sometimes the journey is as important, as beautiful, if not more, than the destination. In my case, I don’t know whether the journey was beautiful…
  • Textbook case of media pressure

    Hariharan Valady
    8 Apr 2013 | 4:54 am
    This article appeared in The Hoot and can be read from here.The flip-flops of Pakistan’s Punjab government on the revision of the Urdu textbook of class 10 brought contrary reactions from the Pakistan media: the Janggroup opposed the removal of ‘Islamic subjects’, the Dawn and the Express groups gently disapproved the restoration of old pro-Islamic chapters while The Nation traced the root of this controversy to business rivalry between two publishers.In February this year, after the Punjab Textbook Board revised the textbook, Ansar Abbasi,…
  • Don't subvert the legal system

    Hariharan Valady
    1 Apr 2013 | 8:19 am
    This article appeared in The Hoot and can be read here. --> When you read that Bollywood celebrities have extended moral support to Sanjay Dutt in his hour of despair, you understand their camaraderie, dismiss it, if you are cynical as another celebrity endorsement and move on to the next headline.When Markandey Katju appeals to the Governor of Maharashtra to exercise a power which he does not possess, you wonder: ‘If Katju had to write to someone who does not have the power to pardon, why did he choose Governor? Why not to the jail superintendent of Arthur Road or Pune prison that when…
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    Certainities & Serendipities

  • Taking The Biggest Bet Of My Life

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today I quit a high paying consulting job. Was it because it was a no-meaning, cut-and-paste job with a suit? Not at all. Rather, I was part of India's finest e-governance project, MCA21, rolling out new initiatives and winning awards. It was lot more satisfying than what I imagined. But then, I also have a simple rule-of-thumb for career change: You quit at peak. You take a bet, you make it a win. While still winning, you take your next big bet. Will you always win? Of course not, you silly boy. But you learn, adjust your wings and then take your next bet. I am taking my next big bet…
  • Advice to my fellow developers

    10 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I set the same goal every year: Learn something new1. Until this year I have focused solely on software — Objective C, Django, Web2py. This year, I chose to learn content marketing. Why content marketing? I had two reasons: From the early era of web, website owners have struggled with the challenge of keeping web-visitors engaged and an even bigger challenge of attracting them to visit again. Year after year, the answer for these challenges has been having interesting content on the site. To sell anything on the web, you need to master content marketing. You have to write convincingly and…
  • Top Ten Articles Read In February

    26 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    February was a month for consumption. I read a lot. I don't know how many blog-posts I read but I have stored about 50 blog-posts in Evernote library. When I go through my stored articles library in Evernote, this number is high for a single month. These blog-posts may not have been written in this month, since I queue reading to Pocket. In addition to these articles, I also managed to read two books. The first one is 'Future Shock' by Alvin Toffler and second one is 'Time Management 2.0: 15 Secrets of a Self-Made Millionaire for Getting Things Done' by H. Reardon, C.
  • Striking a balance

    23 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This world is full of people with strong opinions. The people who think that they are on the 'absolutely' right side and all others, who don't agree with them, are on the 'wrong' side. For them it is, 'either you are with us or you are against us' - a ridiculously immature attitude. Not even for a moment, they can entertain the idea that there is tiny teeny possibility that they could be wrong (borrowing on the words from the character Phoebe in Friends series). Take a simple case of, enjoying the present to worrying about the future. Should I spend all my money…
  • People Aren't Potatoes

    21 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There is a heinous practice perpetuated by HR in most of the companies. That is treating people as replaceable commodities. The on going belief is that any company should be process oriented and not people oriented. Nonsense. Processes by themselves are lifeless; it is people who impute life to these processes. A committed, skilled, and intelligent person will work with a process (sometimes within and sometimes without) to achieve phenomenal success. An idiot will get killed by the same process. Processes don't supersede people. Processes aid people not to overlook key factors in…
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    Wandering Thoughts

  • Have you taken your Ice Bucket Challenge yet?

    Aashish Sood
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:52 pm
    The Ice Bucket Challenge, basically, is dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head. In case, it has been associated with some diseases to promote donations to research.The current version of the challenge dares nominated folks to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. The nominated person has 24 hours to complete the challenge or make a donation to a charitable foundation. If they complete the challenge, the can call out a challenge to other people.There can be various versions of the challenge:If participant completed the…
  • Consultant Speak #8

    Aashish Sood
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:14 am
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    Aashish Sood
    22 Jun 2014 | 12:53 am
  • Consultant Speak #6

    Aashish Sood
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:32 am
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    Aashish Sood
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:47 pm
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    The Daily News Post India - TDNPost

  • Rising from the Darkness

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    Vivid prints, tribal motifs and elaborate bead work adorn Dhruv and Pallavi’s collection at the WIFW 2014. For their profound theme titled “rising from the darkness” the duo predominantly uses black colour in the silhouettes.
  • Horror movie filmed in Paris catacombs opens in US

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The horror film "As Above, So Below", set in the Paris catacombs, is released in the US. Duration: 00:57
  • Stars flock to Venice as 71st Film Festival kicks off

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The Venice film festival kicks off with the arrival of international stars for a fortnight dominated by art house tales of war, poetry and the mafia. Duration: 00:57
  • Mexican comic 'Cantinflas' remembered in film biopic

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Mexican comic genius Mario Moreno, better known as "Cantinflas", is being remembered in a major Hollywood production. Duration: 01:13
  • GOQii fitness smartband

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Technology has always been a major cause that strips humanity off its physical fitness. But with a fitness bands like the all new GOQii, making a permanent shift to a healthier lifestyle is made a breeze.
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  • Do We Have Our Priorities Right?

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Do We, As A People, Have Our Priorities Right?This seems, at first glance, a strange - if not outright stupid - question to  ask. Especially considering that we together have just voted out a Government that hadn't covered itself in glory. With the way events are seemingly coming together into a whole, an undivided and clear whole with a clear direction, giving the nation renewed hope and vigour, and driving up sentiment in nearly every sector that we care to examine; any question of misplaced priorities seems far-fetched at best, and pessimistic thinking at worst. I…
  • My Journey Back To My Culture : My Favourite Marathi Songs

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    The 12th Article in the Culture SeriesAs I noted in my previous post on this , Marathi Article : Pull Of The Mother Tongue, "It is still early days - but technology is working its wonderful way in more ways than one..." The advent of various channels of communication, technological platforms and solutions, like Gaana, Hungama, Youtube, Nokia Music, Television Channels, Mobiles, Bluetooth, affordable memory cards etc   alongwith easy availability data connectivity at decent speeds is leading to people outside the native cultural spectrum to experiment with their culture and its…
  • NaMo : Excelling on Independence Day; But....

    16 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    It is rare indeed when a political leader truly connects with the masses; it is rarer still when he both connects with, and rips into the masses and their habits, holding them singularly responsible for a number of habits... This is what Shri Narendra Modi achieved on the 15th of August 2014 from the ramparts of The Red Fort, New Delhi...At the outset, let me concede that I was extremely lucky on 2 counts : first, I happened to read the speech before I listened to it; and two - I was extremely lucky to see this day with my eyes, and listen to it with my ears. Not because of what some people…
  • Book Review : The Karachi Deception

    14 Aug 2014 | 7:52 pm
    THE KARACHI DECEPTION : SHATRUJEET NATHTHE PLOTThe Karachi Deception is based on a seemingly simple plot to "take  care" of India's most wanted man, a certain runaway gangster and terrorist going by the name of Irshad Dilawar. Dilawar is being serenaded with some glee by our next door neighbour and enemy Pakistan, which makes the "take care" bit a more than slightly demanding operation. An Army General and an intelligence honcho come together to craft the aptly-named Project Abhimanyu; not only that, they manage to convince a vacillating Government that this needs to be done,…
  • The Curse Of Poverty - 4

    5 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    The Date : Today - The 5th Of August, 2014Place 1 : Kalyan Railway Station, Foot Overboard 8:10 AMPlace 2 : Kalyan Railway Station, Snack Counter 3:30 PMPlace 3 : Kalyan Railway Station, Auto Line 18:30 PMThese are the thoughts that flow through my head on some occasions when I see a beggar {not always, to be frank}. It may seem disjointed, but these are the thoughts that have streamed through my brain yet again today... as always, I document these thoughts in "The Curse Of Poverty Series". This is the 4th Article in this series.It was just another day for me; just another day. It was just…
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  • Narendra Modi govt believes in selling out nation: Mamata on FDI

    Team NewsYaps
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Image Courtesy: Kolkata: Accusing Narendra Modi government of trying to sell out the nation to foreign powers by allowing FDI in various sectors, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said any global economic downturn in future would have severe implications on the Indian economy.“My priority lies with the masses and that is why I came out of the UPA government when it allowed FDI in retail. They (BJP) are talking about my recent Singapore visit. What about foreign visits by our Prime Minister after taking office just a few months back? They are allowing FDI in…
  • SC notice on plea to screen travellers from Ebola-affected areas

    Team NewsYaps
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Image Courtesy: New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction that passengers coming on international flights from Ebola-affected countries in African be screened to ensure that they are free of deadly virus.A bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman was urged for direction that the government should take immediate steps for the screening of passengers on the flights from affected countries and to take adequate steps to prevent and cure the deadly epidemic.Petitioner…
  • ISL outfit Delhi Dynamos sign Alessandro del Piero

    Team NewsYaps
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Image Courtesy: New Delhi: Indian Super League (ISL) team Delhi Dynamos FC Friday signed Italian football superstar Alessandro del Piero as its marquee player.The 39-year-old has won eight Serie A titles, the Champions League and Intercontinental Cup with Juventus for whom he played for from 1993 till 2012. He was also part of the FIFA World Cup winning Italian side in 2006, scoring in the semi-final and then in the penalty shootout in the final.The Italian has also won the Golden Boot for being the top scorer in the Champions League (1995-96, 1997-98) and the Serie A (2007-08).
  • Sindhu in semis at Worlds, Saina ousted

    Team NewsYaps
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Image Courtesy: Copenhagen: Though Saina Nehwal’s campaign once again came to an end in the women’s singles quarter-finals, compatriot P.V. Sindhu kept the tricolour flying high and created history by reaching the semi-finals to assure herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Badminton Championships here Friday.By achieving the feat, the 19-year-old fell in line to become the first Indian to win two medals at the sport’s most prestigious event — having won the bronze last year at Guangzhou.The 11th seeded Hyderabadi proved that she…
  • Terror-free environment needed for dialogue with Pakistan: Modi

    Team NewsYaps
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Image Courtesy: New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he was “disappointed” that Pakistan sought to make a “spectacle” of efforts at talks and added that any “meaningful” bilateral dialogue requires an environment that is free from “terrorism” and “violence”.He also expressed concern at threats to peace and stability in Afghanistan and stressed that India remained committed to its efforts for that country to become peaceful and prosperous. “India desires peaceful, friendly and cooperative…
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    India Real Time

  • Alessandro Del Piero to Play in India

    Atish Patel
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    Former Italy striker Alessandro Del Piero has confirmed he will play in the inaugural Indian Super League, a 10-week soccer competition which begins in October
  • Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Goes Green in Mumbai

    Nupur Acharya and Kenan Machado
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    In Maharashtra, the western Indian state at the epicenter of the Ganesh celebrations, devotees worried about the ecological fallout are looking for more environmentally friendly options.
  • 5 Things To Do In India This Weekend

    WSJ Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Your guide to some of the best cultural events taking place around India this weekend. Where to be, what to see and what to do.
  • Flipkart’s First Tablet Foray Delivers Unimpressive Sales

    Dhanya Ann Thoppil
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    Flipkart Internet Pvt.’s first attempt to follow in the footsteps of Inc. and use its position as India’s largest online marketplace to launch a tablet has so far fallen flat.
  • India Airlines Intensify Fare Wars

    Santanu Choudhury
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:43 am
    Air travel in India may already be the cheapest in the world, according to a study by a European travel search website. But that isn’t keeping the country’s money-losing airlines from selling more discounted tickets.
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    Indian brand strategy

  • Why airlines need to introduce a baggage share program…

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
      A recent discussion with a Indigo Airline check in crew sparked an idea in my head. The lady at the desk had an issue with my hand baggage being 7.1 Kgs while the permitted limit was 7. Now I did not have a check in baggage and she wanted me to check it in. […]
  • How the Kinder Joy Blue/ Pink variants are a bad idea for a already confused society in India ?

    2 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    India continues to see a surge of social issues that have rattled the society of late. The latest case in point being the rape of a 6 year old on the Vibgyor school premises in Bangalore  supposedly by their gym teachers at the school. Though it is a larger societal issue are brands to blame […]
  • Why the absence of ‘papad’ could signify a deeper cost cutting strategy ?

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

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

    8 Jun 2014 | 5:41 am
    Did you know that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi makes less than most techies in Bangalore ? According to the IIM Ahmedabad powered website, Shri Modi makes Rs 19 Lakhs per annum. This is is less than what a middle level manager at Infosys or Wipro would make. Interestingly he still makes more than […]
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    The American Bazaar

  • Former Bosnia and Herzegovina president pens poem to express anguish over Gaza

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Haris Silajdzic also served as prime minister. The boy in Gaza (On seeing a Palestinian boy staring at a wall and a bandaged donkey in Gaza on CNN in the early hours at Sarajevo in August 2014). The wall in front of you The wall behind you The wall is all This world has for you But in your heart Don’t let it grow Young boy in Palestine Don’t turn away From the world That has turned Away from you Allow the world To feel ashamed Looking you in the eye The eye of a boy Without boyhood Ask Whose hand Ignoring death Whose steady hand Put the bandage On your donkey’s leg Ask For…
  • Pakistani American businessman indicted for obstruction of justice in $30 million health care fraud scheme

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Zafar Mehmood of Michigan is awaiting trial. By The American Bazaar Staff WASHINGTON, DC: A Pakistani American businessman from the Detroit area has been indicted for obstruction of justice in connection with his alleged attempts to conceal evidence relevant to his upcoming trial for an alleged health care fraud scheme with estimated losses exceeding $30 million. Zafar Mehmood, 48, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, is currently awaiting trial for his alleged role in a health care fraud scheme involving, among other allegations, the submission of fraudulent claims to Medicare for services that were…
  • India sent the most number of students pursuing science, technology, engineering, math related programs in the US

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Vijayawada ranks number one in the US in terms of percentage. By Sujeet Rajan WASHINGTON, DC: Eight of the top 10 cities worldwide which by percentage sent the most students to study in the US on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related programs during 2008-2012 out of total F-1 visas granted, are astonishingly from India, says a new report released by the think tank, The Brookings Institution. In terms of sheer numbers, Hyderabad tops the list of students from India who were enrolled in STEM-related programs during that time-frame, with 20,840 students out of a total of 26,220…
  • Obama may delay decision on granting more work visas, work permits and Green Cards

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Democrats scared of repercussions in November polls. By The American Bazaar Staff WASHINGTON, DC: Hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants’ hopes and aspirations for securing work permits and Green Cards sooner may have to be put on hold, as President Barack Obama has indicated that he is rethinking on his earlier proposed move of bringing in immigration reforms next month, which among other things would have led to more number of H-1B visas for skilled workers, work permits for H-4 visa holders and Green Cards for workers who have been waiting for years and decades. “Some of these…
  • Bajirao Mastani to be now a Rs. 100 crore project – Ranveer Singh, Sanjay Leela Bhansali agree to profit sharing

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra go for acting fees. By Jasmine Raskoti NEW DELHI: Ranveer Singh played the role of husband of Deepika Padukone’s character in Homi Adajania’s Finding Fanny for free. Now, he’s trying out something new: profit sharing in the ambitious project of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, touted to be the most expensive film being made in Bollywood’s history. But expenses are now being trimmed and the film is being made at a more ‘reasonable’ cost as Ranveer has accepted Eros Entertainment’s idea of profit sharing in the film, instead of a lump…
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    India's Endangered

  • Technology To Wildlife’s Rescue: Drones To Monitor 10 Biodiversity Hotspots In India

    Rohit Daniel
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Following the success of a pilot drone project at the Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Madhya Pradesh earlier this year, the Indian government now plans to start using drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to transmit real-time images of wildlife in up to 10 biodiversity hotspots – including the Sunderbans, the Western Ghats, and the ...Read the Rest
  • Whale shark Pups Pay the Price of Damaged Nets

    Shilpi Gemawat
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    The age old man-animal conflict continues to raise its ugly head from time to time and sadly one or the other seems to pay the price very heavily. This time it is the Whale Shark pups who have been the unfortunate victims of this conflict. Whale shark pups caught as a by catch while fishing ...Read the Rest
  • A Life Spent Conserving Forests

    Atula Gupta
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    There are engineers and doctors in plenty in India but it is not often that one comes across an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer. Partly due to the lure of MNCs offering high paying jobs and partly due to the fear of spending hours in remotest parts of the country, youngsters often prefer proven career ...Read the Rest
  • Living With Elephants: Watch How a Brilliant Idea Resolved Human-Elephant Conflict in India

    Atula Gupta
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Elephant and human conflict in India does not seem to come to an end. In fact, with regular reports of elephants raiding crop fields, entering cities and being accidently hit by trains, the clash between the jumbos and humans seems to be only escalating. There is though a solution, a way to maintain peace without ...Read the Rest
  • Marine Biologists Discover India’s First Jellyfish Lake

    Atula Gupta
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:47 pm
    A routine field visit to coastal areas, turned into an incredible discovery when a team of marine biologists found a marine lake teeming with jellyfish in India’s western state of Gujarat. This is the first of its kind discovery in India. Marine biologists from conservation organization Wildlife Trust of India were on their routine field ...Read the Rest
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    Sms Messages, Quotes, Sayings, Greetings, Wishes, Jokes 2014

  • Labor Day Wishes, Greetings, Messages to Employees, Workers

    SMS Messages
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Happy Labor Day Wishes, Greetings, Messages to Employees, Workers, Staff - Let’s celebrate the labor day ! That built up this great land From field to field to desk to desk They built it hand in hand. Happy Labor Day ...
  • Christian Labor Day Poems Quotes in English | Labor Day 2014

    SMS Messages
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Christian Labor Day 2014 Poems Quotes in English - Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it’s own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one’s thoughts. –Mary Ellen Chase
  • Labor Day Inspirational Quotes and Sayings 2014

    SMS Messages
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Latest collection on Labor Day Inspirational Quotes and Sayings 2014 - When people ask me, ‘Why can’t labor organize the way it did in the thirties?’ the answer is simple: everything we did then is now illegal. - Labor Day 2014
  • Labor Day 2014 Funny Quotes Sayings and Lines

    SMS Messages
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    Labor Day 2014 Funny Quotes Sayings and Line - Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. The end of labor is to gain leisure. Work ...
  • Happy Labor Day Quotes Sayings 2014

    SMS Messages
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Happy Labor Day Quotes Sayings 2014 - Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good in the world. Happy Labor Day 2 U. Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that ...
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    Real Estate News

  • 5 Major Luxury apartments in the Heart of the Bangalore

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

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

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

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

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

  • SC puts on hold probe into judge’s sexual harassment

    Mixi Babul
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS)- The Supreme Court Friday suspended the probe into allegations of sexual harassment by a former Gwalior district judge against a sitting judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. SC puts on hold probe into judge’s sexual harassment The composition of the committee, set up by the chief justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, was objected to by the woman judge, who said it was headed by Justice Ajit Singh who had transferred her out of Gwalior to remote district of Sidhi. An apex court bench of Justice Jagdish Singh…
  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    This report is prepared by sandipan for Indilens Kuala Lumpur,29th August-2014,(IANS):Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is set to slash 6,000 jobs and cut routes as part of a major revamp after suffering the loss of two commercial jets this year, the Straits Times reported Friday. State wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, which controls the flag carrier, said it would inject 6 billion Malaysian ringgits (around $1.9 billion) over three years into a new company that will house the airlines. Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs The turnaround plan will see 30 percent of its 20,000 employees losing their jobs…
  • Lata Mangeshkar award for Krishna Kalle

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    This report is prepared by sandipan for Indilens Mumbai,29th August-2014,(IANS):Playback singer Krishna Kalle has been named for the ‘Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement’ instituted by the Maharashtra government. Lata Mangeshkar award for Krishna Kalle Besides, the state government also announced the ‘Vithabai Narayangaonkar Lifetime Achievement Award’ to Dhule’s noted ‘tamasha’ artiste Bhimrao Totaram Gopal, alias Bhibhau Sangvikar. Both the awards by the state culture department carry a cash reward of Rs.5,00,000, a citation, a trophy and…
  • Swiss squad for Euro 2016 qualifier against England

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    This report is prepared by sandipan for Indilens Geneva,29th August-2014,(IANS):Switzerland manager Vladimir Petkovic Friday named the squad to face England in their opening 2016 European Championship qualifier in Basel Sep 8. Xherdan Shaqiri and Goekhan Inler will be the two biggest threats for the English side. Swiss squad for Euro 2016 qualifier against England Following is the Swiss squad: Goalkeepers: Roman Buerki (Freiburg), Marwin Hitz (Augsburg), Yann Sommer (Moenchengladbach) Defenders: Loris Benito (Benfica), Johan Djourou (Hamburg), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Ricardo…
  • Nasal cells can repair knee defects

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    This report is prepared by sandipan for Indilens London,29th August-2014,(IANS):In a breakthrough, researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland have found that cells taken from the nasal septum are able to adapt to the environment of the knee joint and can repair articular cartilage defects. Nasal cells can repair knee defects Cartilage lesions in joints often appear in older people as a result of degenerative processes. The findings have opened up the possibility to investigate an innovative clinical treatment of cartilage damage, said Ivan Martin, a professor for tissue…
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    Lahore Dispatch

  • BISE Lahore Board 9th class result 2014

    Zahid Kramet
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    BISE Lahore 9th class result 2014 will be announced on August 21, 2014 and will be available at 10:00 AM. You will be able to check out your result on this page once its announced. BISE Lahore matric result 2014 has already been announced on July 25, 2014 and you can check your matric result […]
  • BISE Gujranwala Board 9th Class Result 2014

    Muhammad Irfan
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:02 pm
    BISE Gujranwala 9th class result 2014 will be announced on August 21, 2014. The 9th class result 2014 Gujranwala Board usually announces in the months of August or September and the official board has now confirmed the result date. All Punjab Boards will announce 9th class result 2014 at the same day. Board of intermediate and secondary […]
  • FBISE Federal Board Intermediate (HSSC) Part 2 Result 2014

    Muhammad Irfan
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:28 pm
    FBISE Federal board inter part 2 result 2014 has been announced and you can check out your result by clicking on the link given below (Red Colour) . The Federal board of intermediate and secondary education, Islamabad will announce the inter part 2 result 2014 on August 11, 2014. The result will be available online at […]
  • Federal Board HSSC Part II Result 2014

    Muhammad Irfan
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:06 pm
  • BISE Lahore Board 9th Class SSC Part 1 Result 2014

    Muhammad Irfan
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    BISE Lahore 9th class result 2014 is scheduled to announce on August 21, 2014. 9th class result 2014 will be available on BISE Lahore board website on 10:00 AM. The Board of intermediate and secondary education Lahore was established back in 1955. The board conducts 9th class, 10th class and intermediate classes’ examinations every year as well […]
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    Anshul Gautam's

  • While it rained...

    Anshul Gautam
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    My eyes used to take me till the horizon where a distant tree met the marshy land. I could see people, though scarce in number and outspread on the field, working as farmers for the crop…The crop that would feed them and us. I witnessed how their hard work benefited us, they made grains available for ourselves to buy. Then, I wondered that someday my hard work would help others too. Interlaced with their sweat, rain washed the land. They ploughed and ploughed, till the land was ready to produce. In the uninterrupted pelting of rain, maverick birds flew through the wind…Some flew against,…
  • In the praise of Lord Ganesha

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

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

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

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

  • HSLC topper credits trophy to being “strict on myself”

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

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

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

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

    Al Ngullie
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    By: Al Ngullie Dimapur, June 9 Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked all the states and union territories to start taking responsibility for the condition of their states’ financial condition and economies. The new finance minister has made it clear that the states must maintain ‘fiscal discipline’, which he said, cannot be compromised. The newly-inducted finance minister of the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata party government met with a number of chief ministers and state finance ministers in New Delhi on Monday as a part of a series of pre-budget consultations. A digi-cast…
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    Digital Insights Blog

  • #RiceBucketChallenge – An Indian twist to #IceBucketChallenge

    Harsh Ajmera
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:20 pm
    #RiceBucketChallenge is the Indian desi twist to #IceBucketChallenge on Social Media. Manju Latha Kalanidihi, a journalist from the city of Hyderabad came up with the idea for a Rice Bucket Challenge. Rather than washing down the water in a country with scarce water supply, her train of thought was to feed the hungry for the inception of this challenge. Did you know? 312 Million (240 million rural people and 72 million urban people) people live below the poverty line – via World Bank Survey.About The #RiceBucketChallengeAs mentioned before ‘rice bucket challenge’ was the idea of…
  • How @MaggiIndia enticed users to share selfies with #HealthyIsEnjoyable

    Harsh Ajmera
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    India’s favourite instant noodle brand ‘Maggi’ has recently launched a new product, Oats Noodles and they have roped in Madhuri Dixit Nene to represent this new product launch to spread awareness across the nation that health is enjoyable with the new commercial. We all have grown up eating Maggi be it during lunch, dinner, snack, midnight grub or as and when we want to satiate our craving.Maggi has positioned its new variant Oats Noodle as a morning option stating not only is it tasty but healthy too. The brand is on the path, to spread awareness of their new entrant as a meal for…
  • Top 10 most active & followed Twitter users

    Omkar Mishra
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:14 am
    From being in the shadow of Facebook for a long time, Twitter has come a long way to be one of the most active networks for networking and the primary source of news. Many celebrities started flocking to the micro-blogging site which helped Twitter to rise in popularity especially in the United States.Here we have compiled the list of Top 10 Twitter users who are the most followed along with accounts who are following the most users and the ones who are the most actively tweeting since the inception of Twitter sourced from TwitterCounterThe Top 10 Followed accounts on Twitter:Twitter being an…
  • 5 Selfie contests that truly flashed on Social Media?

    Harsh Ajmera
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:39 pm
    ‘Selfie‘ was dubbed as the word of the year by oxford dictionary in 2013. Well it just doesn’t end there, your social networks are swarmed by selfies of friends, relatives and admit it; even you have taken a selfie and posted it on your social channels. Brands are not too far behind they have tapped in this craze and incorporated it in their campaigning efforts. Love them or hate them, selfies are here for now!Marketers have started to cash in on this trend. To highlight the importance of this pop culture trend, below is the list of selfie contests which will hopefully inspire…
  • The e-Commerce battle In India – Who will emerge the Winner?

    Vijay Paul
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Everyone’s talking e-Commerce in India now. From the doodh-waala to the neighbourhood grocer, everyone wants in a piece of the pie. So I thought I might as well drop in some thoughts on the same.The Indian e-Commerce market was valued at over $14 Billion in 2012. That’s 14 followed by 9 zeroes for the math-retarded like me. For an industry that follows a hard and cold logic of survival and growth, pretty impressive I must say.The logic stands simple – cut down on profits to increase customer base, grow in size, eat up market share and in the process kill your competition.
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    Indian Television

  • Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 Coming Soon on Suvarna TV

    Indian Television
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 on Suvarna TV Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 Suvarna TV Announced the Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3. Interested candidates can register now to participate in this show. Age – 18 to 24 Years This is a unique format show where girls from city have to live in a village for over 3 months. The contestants have to leave their luxurious city lives and live in a village which is struggling for basic necessities. Every day the contestants would perform various tasks. There would be eliminations every week. The one who survives till the end wins the grand…
  • Pro Kabaddi League Finale Live On STAR Sports 2 – 31st August at 7:45 PM

    Indian Television
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Watch the Grand Finale of Pro Kabaddi League On STAR Sports 2 Pro Kabaddi League Semi Finals of the Pro Kabaddi League can be watch on STAR Sports 2 channel. Semi final matches on 29th August 2014 at 7:45 PM . Jaipur Pink Panthers , Patna Pirates, U Mumba , Bengaluru Bulls are teams Reaches the Semi Finals of Kabaddi League 2014. The Semi finals and Finals of Kabaddi League 2014 can be also watch through STAR Gold (Hindi). Telugu Titans, Dabang Delhi, Bengal Warriors, Puneri Paltan are other teams played in the Pro Kabaddi 2014. The Pro Kabaddi 2014 is started with these 8 teams. Kabaddi…
  • Vinayagar Chathurti Specials on Vijay TV – 29 August 2014

    Indian Television
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    Vijay TV’s Vinayagar Chathurti Special Programs Vinayagar Chathurti Start the special day, with devotional songs of Lord Ganesha at 6 am! At 0730 hrs a sneak peek into the movie ‘Vanavarayan Vallavarayan’ that is set for its release. The lead role played by Kreshna, Vijay TV’s popular face Ma.Ka.Pa. Anand and other will be part of the show. Vinayagar Chathurti Day Movie Premieres On Vijay TV Pizza II Villa At 1000 hrs The horror suspense movie that came after the blockbuster success of Pizza was critically acclaimed for its technical excellence in sound effects and the gripping…
  • Samayal Samayal With Venkatesh Bhat On Vijay TV – Saturdays at 2 P.M

    Indian Television
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    Samayal Samayal On Vijay TV Samayal Samayal On Vijay TV “Who says healthy diet can’t be tasteful?. Have you ever let wine flavour your fruits? Are colours only for fabric? A pan full of questions and a pot full of doubts! Answered now purely with a motive to satisfy your taste-buds. ‘Anjali Sunflower Oil Samayal Samayal with Venkatesh Bhat’, yet another creative program, from Vijay TV, brings it all – A new cookery show that will make you the Best chef in your kitchen, even if you haven’t been in there yet. Venkatesh Bhat, CEO Accord Metropolitan, known for his passion towards…
  • India’s Raw Star – Starting 24th August 2014 at 7.00 P.M on Star Plus

    Indian Television
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    India’s Raw Star – Every Sunday at 7.00 P.M on Star Plus India’s Raw Star India’s favorite/ No. 1 entertainment channel Star Plus and India’s biggest youth sensation, Yo Yo Honey Singh have come together to launch this first of its kind, unconventional singing reality show,  which is all set to redefine the genre.  This weekly show will launch on Sunday, 24th August at 7 pm on Star Plus. Contenders from across the country with their unique singing styles will battle it out to become India’s Raw Star. Yo Yo Honey Singh will be  a friend, mentor and guide of the…
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    Indian Alerts

  • {Slogans*] Happy Teachers day Wishes Quotes for Speech

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Teachers day will be celebrated on {SEP 5th} the birth date  of Dr.Sarvepalli Radha krishnan the great acadamic philospher.Every person in this world want to appreciate and wish their beloved teachers on this day with best Teachers day quotes and convey their teachers day wishes with respect.If you are searching for happy teachers day wishes you are at the right place.Here is the awesome collection of  slogans on teachers day and teachers day greeting cards.You can use them in your  teachers day speech or in teachers day essay pick the best happy teachers day…
  • { GAV } Govindudu Andarivadele Audio Launch date Confirmed

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Mega Power Star Ram charan New movie "Govindudu Andarivaadele " audio is going to be launched on Sep 15th in hyderabad , Producer Bandla Ganesh officially announced this and Film Buffs has huge expectations on this family oriented film.Charan is appeared in a NRI role as a grandson of Prakash Raj.Mean while film Makers are hurry to complete entire shooting of 'GAV' by September 14th itself. 3 More songs are need to shoot.Already GAV colorful teaser, teaser has got excellent reviews from every where,it created set of expectations on Music Director Yuvan…
  • Megastar Chiranjeevi Goes Himalayas Tour with His Family

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Megastar Chiranjeevi  faced a disastrous failure in 2014 elections.He worked hard till last minute to save Congress but unfortunately it didn’t happen.Finally he decided to concentrate on movies.But before doing this ,Chiru planned  a trip to Himalayas .Bad news to fans that  Chiru wont be present in town for his birthday today.He feels lucky to enjoy his birthday in such a holy place.Ram Charan and Upasana will  organize the birthday activities of Chiru in Hyderabad. Soon after  Himalaya trip,Chiru gives clarity about his 150th film.We can expect his movie in 2015…
  • Kavitha sensational satires on Pawan Kalyan

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    TRS MP Kavitha made serious comments on Powerstar Pawan Kalyan for being not participated in comprehensive survey.Kavitha speaking to media said that ‘IAre they counted among human beings?’She added that the survey was a huge success and that is what matters at the end of the day. The survey was aimed at shifting Andhra people from Telangana people.Let's see how Power Star  will react on these comments.As per reports, at present Pawan is staying  in Bangalore for shooting purpose.
  • Police Revealed Shocking Resons Behind Uday Kiran Suicide

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    Here are the facts behind the suicide of Uday Kiran.It’s known to all that Uday Kiran committed suicide by hanging himself at his apartment few months back and it has created sensation in Tollywood circles.The actor being depressed over his dull career  had decided to end his life.Family disputes are also among the reasons.Finally after 8 months of his death police found out the reasons.Police received his Forensic report today.The report says that Uday Kiran consumed more alcohol before committing suicide and was depressed.Uday felt uneasy to breathe which leads to death finally.Uday…
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  • Momos Walla: Man Who Failed To Sell Momos

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Momos Walla: Man Who Failed To Sell Momos He was standing still, in kind of fear, rather say fear of failure. He was asking everyone to taste his momos, but everyone was so busy that they simply... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • [*Independence Day] {Wishes 2014} SMS Message in English | Hindi

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    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
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  • Independence Day Messages in English Download Free

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    11 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    Independence Day Messages in EnglishIndia, on 15th August 2014, celebrates its 68th year of Independence. On this glorious occasion, we share the best Independence day messages in English for you.Our Independence Day messages in English are of high quality and can be freely used to greet others "Happy Independence Day".The best Independence day messages in English are shared here which you can copy and share it with your friends to greet them this Independence day.Independence Day Messages in EnglishSo here are the best independence day messages available for you to greet your friends.There…
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    6 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Independence Day Images 1947India became Independent on 15th August 1947 and the country celebrates 68th year of Independence on 15th August 2014. On this occasion, we share with you the best Independence day images 1947.The Independence day images 1947 shared here are of high quality and are available for free download. Almost all images of independence day are in HD. So lets checkout our collection of HD Independence day images 1947.Independence Day Images 1947Independence Day Images 1947Independence Day Images 1947These were the collection of best Independence day images 1947. Don't forget…
  • 5 Best Images of Independence Day Free Download

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    5 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Images of Independence DayWhile India celebrates the 68th year of Independence, we share with you the best images of Independence day.Our images of independence day shared here are absolutely free to download and share. The independence day images are of high quality and freely available over here.Lets take a look at our collection of images of independence day available for free download. Feel free to share this post with your friends.5 Best Images of Independence DayBelow are the 5 best independence day images free download over here.Images of Independence DayImages of Independence DaySo…
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    6 Aug 2014 | 2:36 am
    Happy Independence Day MessagesFreedom is something we are born with. We don't know what it was like to live under foreign rule. On this eve of Independence day, let us all take decision to value our nation, saluting those brave hearts who gave us this boon of freedom, who dedicated their lives to the nation and who made India stand high & mighty. Let’s make them our INSPIRATION. In Rabindranath Tagore’s words,“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;Where knowledge is free;Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls;Where words come out…
  • Best Indepence day speech

    5 Aug 2014 | 11:10 pm
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  • 25 Punjabis Arrested In Kuwait, 2 Killed In Violent Clash

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Hundreds of Indian workers in Kuwait have sent out an appeal to the government to secure the release of their 25 colleagues who have been arrested on murder charges. A video they sent out shows them asking the Indian embassy and the Indian and the Punjab governments to provide legal representation and secure the release of the 25 labourers. The men were allegedly involved in a massive fight with some Egyptian workers. The tussle and stone-pelting led to the death of two Egyptians. The Indians were subsequently arrested. It is not clear where the incident took place. The fight was caught on a…
  • Shocking Video: Punjabis Clash In Kuwait, 2 Killed

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    A video has surfaced online of a recent clash between Punjabis and apparently Egyptians in which some people were killed. In the video it seems as if some Indians are scared and hiding behind a wall secretly recording a clash between Punjabis and Egyptians. The person recorded can be heard saying the Punjabis are here, which makes them feel relieved. They then feel safe and say “let’s go now”, which can also be heard in the video. The Punjabi men were allegedly involved in a massive fight with some Egyptian workers. The tussle and stone-pelting led to the death of two…
  • Must See: Street Boy Speaks Many Languages

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    India – A video of an awesome Indian street vendor has gone viral on social media. The young boy who says his name is Ravi sells small fans on a street in India. However, the boy selling peacock feather fans speaks in many languages to clinch a sale. Surprises with his knowledge of french, spanish, german, russian, chinese, japanese, english, iranian, arabic. The speaks very well in each language and even manages to speak in a good accent. The boy who sells fans is very talented even though he is a street sale person. Video Source: SeeChange TV
  • Make Phone Call To Ganesha & Get Your Wishes Fulfilled

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Madhya Pradesh – A Mandir (Hindu place of worship) in Indore has started a new idea where devotees can phone the priest who then passes the phone to Ganesha who listens to their prayers. Some even offer prayers via SMS and they say all their wishes are fulfilled. This latest use of modern technology may probably start all across Mandir’s in India and will allow devotees to speak to Ganesha from across the world. Abishek Nikam a devotee said “all my prayers are answered, I can ring Ganesha anytime I like and all my wishes are fulfilled”. Video Source: NNIS
  • Sikhs ATTACKED In Pakistan – 8 Arrests Made

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Peshawar – A group of Sikhs were attacked in the North Western Frontier in Pakistan, which resulted in the death of on person and seriously injuring another two people. Jagmohan Singh – a trader belonging to the Sikh community – was killed and two others – Pram Singh and Manmit Singh – were injured in the attack at the Khush Hal Bazaar of Hashtnagri area. Police on Friday arrested eight accused allegedly involved in assisting assailants who attacked shops of the small Sikh community in Hashtnagri area in the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa earlier in August. The small…
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    {*Happy*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014

  • Ganesh Chaturthi Gifts Ideas & Items 2014 | Ganpati Gifts

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi brings in loads of enthusiasm and happiness and the amazing surprise of Ganesh Chaturthi Gift Items. We all are always delighted to get surprise gifts from our friends and family. And Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the best opportunities to give and gain some … Read Full PostThe post Ganesh Chaturthi Gifts Ideas & Items 2014 | Ganpati Gifts appeared first on {*Happy*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014.
  • Ganesh Visarjan 2014 Date – Ganpati Visarjan Photos You Must See

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in India is one of the largest attractions all over the world. People from different countries travel to the cities of Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad just to witness this glorifying festival. The festival starts on the day on Ganesh Chaturthi which falls in the months of August … Read Full PostThe post Ganesh Visarjan 2014 Date – Ganpati Visarjan Photos You Must See appeared first on {*Happy*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014.
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    24 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    The Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 is all set to be celebrated on August 29. Devotees from all over the world have already started making all the necessary preparations to welcome their beloved deity. Right from searching for some good Ganesh Chaturthi Decoration Ideas to downloading Ganesh Chaturthi Songs, everything has … Read Full PostThe post Ganesh Chaturthi Prasad Ideas and Recipes appeared first on {*Happy*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014.
  • Ganpati Aarti MP3 Download Free – श्री गणपतीची आरती सुखकर्ता दुखहर्ता

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

    3 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the largely celebrated festivals amongst the Hindus honoured for the birth of Lord Ganesha. The festival is celebrated all across the country and with a maximum enthusiasm within the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. People from all across the state welcome their beloved God with … Read Full PostThe post Ganesh Chaturthi Decoration Ideas for Sarvajanik Mandals appeared first on {*Happy*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014.
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    Teachers Day Speech

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    29 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Sharing Happy Teachers Day Greeting Cards. Send Teachers day Cards to your Teachers in hindi and English. Few Lines Thoughts wordings of Teachers day in Quotes. Related Search happy teachers day wishes, message, happy teachers day quotes, poems messages, teachers day quotes, happy teachers day quotes in english, happy teachers day song, printable teachers day ... The post Happy Teachers Day Images Cards Wallpapers Greetings Wishes Quote appeared first on Teachers Day Speech.
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    28 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Sharing Happy Teachers Day Quotes Photos images wallpapers pics. simple short famous new best small Teachers Day Quotes Hindi. Teachers Day Quote in photo Happy Teachers Day in India. Related Search teachers day wishes, teachers day quotes poems messages quotes in english, teachers day poems funny teachers day quotes for kids, photos in english, teachers ... The post Teachers Day Quotes Photos Sayings Images Funny Images Wallpapers. appeared first on Teachers Day Speech.
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    27 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Sharing Happy Teachers Day Cards, Greetings wishes. Send Teachers Day Greeting cards in facebook to your friends and teachers in school colleges. Related search teachers day cards for kids, teachers day quotes, wishes quotes. teachers day cards images printable, cards for facebook teachers day messages greetings for kids in hindi messages for kids, teachers day thoughts ... The post Teachers Day Cards Posters Greetings Images Thoughts Wishes Quotations appeared first on Teachers Day Speech.
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    26 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Sharing Happy Teachers Day Slogan Quotations for 5th September 2014 India teachers Day. Send Teachers Day SMS Messages Shayari in hindi to facebook friends teachers in school.  Related Search teachers day slogans for kids, teachers day quotes, teachers day slogans in hindi,  slogans in english, happy teachers day slogans,  2014 speeches 2014 poems.  shayari english, ... The post Teachers Day Slogan Quotations shayari information quotes hindi appeared first on Teachers Day Speech.
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    25 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    Sharing Teachers Day Celebration Ideas, in this post we will discuss some Teachers Day Celebration Ideas for School college. Related Search interesting ways to celebrate teachers day, teachers day songs, teachers day celebration songs, teachers day gift ideas, teachers day celebration ideas in school, games for teachers day, teachers day celebration in school essay, report ... The post Teachers Day Celebration Ideas party decoration in school college india appeared first on Teachers Day Speech.
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