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  • Movie Review: Bang Bang!

    India Insight
    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) There’s a scene in Siddharth Anand’s “Bang Bang!” when Katrina Kaif as a woman in danger worries that Hrithik Roshan’s pistol, cradled in her worried hands, isn’t big enough to do the trick. Roshan produces a gigantic gun from just off camera and shows it to her. “In shock?” he asks. You bet. It’s just what she’s been hoping for. Bang Bang indeed. The film is a remake of the Tom Cruise action comedy “Knight and Day”, a fun caper about an…
  • Movie Review: Haider

    India Insight
    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) In retelling William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet” against the backdrop of war and sectarian strife in Indian-administered Kashmir, Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Haider” starts off promisingly. It’s too bad that the promise never delivers. A tense, beautiful 10-minute opening sequence introduces Kashmiri doctor Hilal Meer, who thinks nothing of hiding and treating a wanted militant in his house, and his wife Ghazala. Meer does it for humanitarian reasons, telling his wife, “I…
  • India Wins Re-Election to UN Human Rights Council

    NDTV News - All India
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    In a significant victory, India was on Tuesday re-elected to the UN's main human rights body for the period of 2015-17, receiving the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group.
  • JP Nadda appointed BJP's in charge for Rajasthan and Maharashtra

    India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    The elevation of BJP general secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda as in- charge of two important party-ruled states, Rajasthan and Maharashtra, soon after his induction into the all powerful parliamentary board, is one of most significant features in the reshuffle of effected by new BJP chief Amit Shah, on Tuesday.
  • Duleep Trophy, openers' last chance to impress

    India news from ESPN Cricinfo.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    The Duleep Trophy semi-finals, beginning on Wednesday in Rohtak and Mohali, are a golden opportunity for all the domestic openers around India
 
 
 
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    India Insight

  • Movie Review: ‘Sonali Cable’

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) Charudutt Acharya’s “Sonali Cable” telegraphs its intention in the title: it’s a communications movie, focusing on the Internet, that part of Indian urban life that has become indispensable to the growing ranks of India’s middle class. Grandparents use it to speak to their grandchildren living a continent away, bored housewives surf for erotica, and pot-bellied businessmen use it to run their businesses from home. The growing need for Internet service is one well met by our baudy…
  • Movie Review: Tamanchey

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) The producers of “Tamanchey” (“Guns”) are being sued by a man who claims to have directed the film but hasn’t been credited for it. This is hardly new or surprising in an industry not known for respecting writers and directors. What’s really baffling is that someone would want to take credit for this appalling gangster film. As on-the-run prisoners Munna and Babu, Nikhil Dwivedi and Richa Chadda seem to be competing to see who can come up with the most ridiculous…
  • Book Talk – Ten years on, Chetan Bhagat says better prepared to face critics

    Ankush Arora
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    By Ankush Arora Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore him. If you’re in India, the chances are that there’s at least one of his novels on your bookshelf or one of his columns in the newspaper in front of you on the table. If you still haven’t escaped from him, there are tons of interviews lately like this one showing up in front of you. Once dismissed as persona non grata by literary critics for being a non-writer, Chetan Bhagat is India’s bestselling author to date, according to his publisher. Through his plain prose, the banker-turned-writer has touched India’s young…
  • Movie Review: Bang Bang!

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) There’s a scene in Siddharth Anand’s “Bang Bang!” when Katrina Kaif as a woman in danger worries that Hrithik Roshan’s pistol, cradled in her worried hands, isn’t big enough to do the trick. Roshan produces a gigantic gun from just off camera and shows it to her. “In shock?” he asks. You bet. It’s just what she’s been hoping for. Bang Bang indeed. The film is a remake of the Tom Cruise action comedy “Knight and Day”, a fun caper about an…
  • Movie Review: Haider

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) In retelling William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet” against the backdrop of war and sectarian strife in Indian-administered Kashmir, Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Haider” starts off promisingly. It’s too bad that the promise never delivers. A tense, beautiful 10-minute opening sequence introduces Kashmiri doctor Hilal Meer, who thinks nothing of hiding and treating a wanted militant in his house, and his wife Ghazala. Meer does it for humanitarian reasons, telling his wife, “I…
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    News from India

  • Govt to tell SC names of Swiss bank account holders

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The government will likely disclose to the Supreme Court next week names of people against whom strong evidence exists of stashing away black money in Swiss banks a major step in its crackdown on Indias parallel economy
  • Accident victims kin get over Rs 19 lakh as compensation

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The tribunal directed the United India Insurance Company insurer of the offending vehicle to pay over Rs 19 lakh to the wife mother and eight minor children of the victim Nijamuddin
  • Centre to hike fellowships for research scholars

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    The government on Tuesday announced the highestever hike in fellowships for research scholars across the country The hike will make fellowship amounts go up by at least 50 More than 70000 scholars will directly benefit from this hike
  • Thermal scanners at airports secretly scan for Ebola fever

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    India has installed thermal scanners at international airports to secretly screen passengers for fever to avoid panic in view of the raging Ebola epidemic in West Africa and other areas a senior health ministry official said on Tuesday
  • India grounds entire Sukhoi30 fleet

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    With the IAF operating close to 200 twinengine Su30s the grounded planes represent almost a third of the countrys fighter fleet India is due to get 72 more of these planes each worth over Rs 200 crore
 
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    The Viewspaper

  • Grand Diwali Mela: Web-Window Shopping

    Viewspaper Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    The tour got me thinking of how the virtual has completely taken over our real lives. Some may argue in favour of it, while others prefer the real thing. Surely, there are benefits to both the real... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Going Home: Possible In The Real World?

    Viewspaper Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    Alia Bhatt is seen to be driving alone late at night in an empty road before her car breaks down. Just then five boys (having the kind of looks that girls absolutely fear) come by in an SUV and stop... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Cheap Chinese Products: Destroying Indian Producers

    Viewspaper Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    One of the mainstays of the Chinese strategy of following a mass-production and mass-consumption formula is to keep the profit margins low and cover the gap by the subsequent boost in sales. As its... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Liverpool’s Woes

    Viewspaper Admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Any discussion around Liverpool’s performance is incomplete without bringing the departure of Luis Suarez as the focal point. A big void has been left by Suarez, but to mitigate the loss, as many as... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • India Ranks 18th: What It Take To Become A Desirable Working Place

    Viewspaper Admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:58 am
    India which is part of Group of Twenty (or G20 or G-20), a forum of world’s major economies including United States of America, United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France,... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
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    InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion

  • Top Excuses Guys Give for Failing a Test

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    One is often reminded of the childhood when one used to fail at every step in formal education. Thanks to the fact that one never considered it necessary. Today I stand tall with the fact that I am earning at least 10 times of what my college topper does. However here is a list of ... The post Top Excuses Guys Give for Failing a Test appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Thrilling Reasons to Travel Alone

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    Travel is a wonderful feeling and only those who have been bitten by the wanderlust bug will understand this. However, travelling alone is sheer bliss and you have to feel it and experience it in order to know how awesome it actually is. Here are a few reasons that you should prefer travelling alone over ... The post Thrilling Reasons to Travel Alone appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • WORST PARTY IDEAS FOR A BACHELOR’S NIGHT

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    As a best friend this is an official duty that you have to bear and what better night to play a prank than on a bachelor’s party. Be sure to give him the real party to him after the joke and if you already have given someone a bachelor party like this one…well now you ... The post WORST PARTY IDEAS FOR A BACHELOR’S NIGHT appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Why not to date your brother’s best friend?

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    Men are a weird species and this isn’t a hidden fact. However, God help you if you are in love with your best friend’s sister. All the more crazy if she loves you back. Here is why this is an outrageous situation – The Bro-Code As per the bro-code, you are just not supposed to ... The post Why not to date your brother’s best friend? appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Top ways to floor a chick from Patna

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Before I start with the discussion, let me clarify some pre conceptions. Bihari girls are not uneducated. Rather they are the most educated ones. I really appreciate their knowledge level. They are not dumb with English. They are well versed with the language. Point 3. They still have a traditional approach to life. In order ... The post Top ways to floor a chick from Patna appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
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    NextBigWhat

  • Munich Based B2X Acquires TSS, India Based Apple Service Partner

    NextBigWhat
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Munich based B2X Care Solutions , a provider of customer care solutions for smartphones has raised $15 Million in Series B funding and has acquired majority share in, The Service Solutions (TSS) in India. TSS is a technology enabled services company, currently one of the Apple Authorized Service Providers in India and provides managed care services to smartphone manufacturers across the world. Through this acquisition all TSS service stores will be rebranded as B2X Care Solutions. Moving forward, B2X will leverage TSS’s deep expertise and capabilities to transfer its existing SMARTBAR…
  • Funterior – An Augmented Reality App for Online Home Décor Purchase

    Sivaprasad Nair
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Online home décor shopping website mebelkart.com has launched their augmented reality app Funterior to help buyers get an idea of how their selected furniture would suit their home spaces. The app provides buyers an option to choose a home decor product of their choice from the Funterior catalogue, adjust it in their rooms through their mobile devices, get a look and feel of how it’s going to look in their living rooms and make an informed choice. The app also has features to click pictures and share them through popular social media websites. Funterior is intended at providing assistance…
  • 3D PanoX App By IndiaProperty.com Uses Smartphones To Enable Virtual Property Tour

    Sivaprasad Nair
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Indiaproperty.com recently launched the 3D PanoX app adding a new dimension to home search process. The app integrates print and the digital medium allowing builders to add new features to their regular print collateral’s like advertisements, brochures etc. Using their smartphone’s camera home buyers can now view a 3D virtual experience of the property.   All a user has to do is scan the logo of the project or the image on the brochure / advertisement using their smartphone camera and the 3D PanoX app will give them 3D visualization of the whole project along with Panoramic…
  • From KBC on DOS To Creating Flat.to : An Entrepreneur’s Journey

    Sivaprasad Nair
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    Flat.to is a service which helps students find accommodation and roommates. Gaurav Munjal, a software engineer from Mumbai, is the Co-Founder & CEO of the company. Flat.to was acquired by real estate portal Commonfloor in April 2014 but works as an independent company. Flat.to now serves in Pune, Bangalore, Kota, Jaipur, Delhi, Chennai and Gurgaon. The team have several innovative features like the Facebook Flatmate Finder and the Flatchat mobile app to their credit. Here is an interview with Gaurav Munjal on his journey from his schooling days to being the Founder and CEO of Flat.to.
  • Cognalys – An Indian App For International Mobile Number Verification

    Sivaprasad Nair
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Cognalys is a professionally developed International mobile number verification toolkit for Android. Cognalys verifies the user’s mobile number irrespective of the App user’s location or country, very quickly and securely, using the missed call system. The App also enables data capture i.e. the Cognalys library will capture the hardware/software details like IMEI, MCC, MNC, Model Number, Brand Name etc. It will also fetch the latest location information of the App User. Mobile phone number verification is usually done through SMS gateway or through self SMS. Both these methods are…
 
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    The Imagined Universe

  • Moving back to wordpress

    Lekhni
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    My latest post is up on my old blog – http:/lekhni.wordpress.com. I’ve decided to move back there permanently and shut down this blog. I’m tired of having to update wordpress and plugins every time I log in. I’m tired of having to delete hundreds of spam comments that Akismet and other plugins have missed.  (Granted, there are thousands more it has caught, but still..) I’m tired of feeling guilty about not posting more often while paying hosting fees etc.  (In perspective, though, a year’s hosting fees equals what I’m paying for 2 days in…
  • 4 new rules for more goals in World Cup football

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

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

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

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

  • The Endowment Effect

    Amit Varma
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:39 pm
    This is the 27th installment of my fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. There’s something strange that happens to me quite frequently. A friend will ask me for advice on a hand, and I’ll dispassionately tell him what I think is the correct course of action, and the reasons why. For example, while playing PLO he calls a raise in a 3-way pot from the big blind with 9876ds, with spades and hearts, and the flop comes JT2 with two spades and a heart, for a wrap and flush draw. My friend, huffing and puffing with excitement, bets, the next guy repots, the third…
  • The Shame Game

    Amit Varma
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    This is the 9th installment of Lighthouse, my monthly column for BLink, a supplement of the Hindu Business Line. One of the finest graphic novels I’ve read recently is Paying For It, a ‘comic strip memoir about being a john’ by the Canadian writer Chester Brown. In 1996 Brown’s girlfriend informed him that she had fallen in love with someone else. Brown took it well, and they even continued living together for a while, till eventually Brown moved on. But he saw no sense in seeking conventional relationships that involved ‘possessive monogamy’, and instead…
  • The Tournament Lottery

    Amit Varma
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    This is the 26th installment of my now fortnightly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. I write these words at the end of a three-week period in which 100,000 dreams have been crushed. The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), a three-week festival of poker on Pokerstars, has drawn to a close. It featured 66 tournaments, with a total prize pool of almost US$62 million. The Main Event, which just got over, had a buyin of US$5200, with the winner getting US$1.3 million. That’s a cool Rs 8 crore. It’s the stuff of dreams – but most of the over 120,000 people…
  • The Second Game of Dice

    Amit Varma
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    This is the 25th installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. The Mahabharata is an amazing piece of storytelling. It was written at least 2400 years ago and it still resonates today in India. One story that speaks to me strongly is of the time when Duryodhana and Shakuni invited Yudhishthira to a game of dice. Accepting an invitation to play dice with an opponent, using his dice, surely has negative expected value. (One version has it that the dice were made out of the bones of Shakuni’s father, whose spirit resided in the dice and did as he wished.
  • The Interpreter

    Amit Varma
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    This is the 24th installment of my weekly poker column in the Economic Times, Range Rover. If there is one quality that distinguishes humans from other species, it is our arrogance. We think we are masters of the universe – but really, we are not even masters of our own selves. In the 1960s and ‘70s, the cognitive neuroscientists Michael Gazzaniga and Roger Sperry carried out a series of studies on split-brain patients that are now legendary in the field. One of the treatments for severe epilepsy is to cut the corpus callosum, the collection of neural fibres that connects the two…
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    Trakin' the india business buzz

  • Top 10 Indian Mergers and Acquisitions of 2014

    Ambika Choudhary Mahajan
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Mergers and acquisitions (M & A) is the area of corporate finances, management and strategy dealing which deals with purchasing and/or joining with other companies. Though the two are often mentioned together, a merger is very different from an acquisition. A merger, in a nutshell, involves two corporate entities joining forces and becoming a new business entity, with a new name. It usually involves two companies of same size and stature joining hands. An acquisition, on the other hand, involves one bigger business taking over a smaller company which may be absorbed into the parent…
  • What Is The Easiest Way To Break A Bad Habit?

    Mohul Ghosh
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:28 am
    “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” - Samuel Johnson As per Wikipedia, “A habit, from the standpoint of psychology, is a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience.” Have you ever wondered why do we cultivate habits? According to a psychological theory, human beings cultivate habits to remain safe: safe from the dangers of the unknown. During pre-historic times, when we were still chimpanzees jumping from one tree to the other, searching for food, sex and…
  • 4 Gadget Insurance & Extended Warranty Providers To Protect Your Expensive Gadgets

    Mohul Ghosh
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Disclaimer: We are not associated with any of the below mentioned mobile insurance companies. Please conduct your due research before choosing any insurance provider for your gadget. Typically when you buy a smartphone or a tablet, the manufacturer provides one year of warranty, beyond which you are left on your own. Some manufacturers do provide extended warranty plans, but theft and damage by liquids are generally not covered in such warranty plans. As more and more Indians are purchasing gadgets, and mishandling them at the same time, a new insurance niche has come up which was unheard of…
  • Indian Mobile Subscription Stats: 5.6M New, 807M Active, 924.3M Total [Aug 14]

    Editorial Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:31 am
    TRAI has released their monthly telecom subscription report for month of August, and it is evident that growth in mobile subscribers is still happening at pretty rapid pace. 2014 has been generally quite good. Since January 2014, India has added 38 million new subscribers in it’s kitty as compared to last year when it added just 23.7 million through the year. With 4 months to go, 2014 should easily cross 50 million new subscribers. According to the TRAI August 2014 report, India added 5.6 million new mobile connections, taking the total tally to 924.32 million. Interestingly, active mobile…
  • Now, Book You Rail Tickets On IRCTC On Installments

    Ambika Choudhary Mahajan
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Indian Railways have, taking an innovative step, tied up with Citibank and introduced Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) system for Ticket bookings on IRCTC website. This step should come as a huge relief for those who often upset their budgets due to unplanned rail travel, long distance journeys or travelling on premium trains. Recently , the government had introduced special premium Holiday trains to meet the huge rush on account of the holiday season but since their fares are almost three times the normal fare (and in some, cases, even more than air travel across the same route), the…
 
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    Compulsive Confessions

  • #SojuParty! The fun we had with this Korean rice liquor

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    It's no secret that I love alcohol, right? I mean, not in the way an alcoholic loves alcohol--I'm not dependent on it or anything--but a Saturday night without booze is like, oh, a cup of coffee without a book. Or a festival without good food. So, when the people at Jinro India asked if I'd like to have a party with soju, OBVIOUSLY there was only one answer I could give them.If you're reading this on Wednesday, October 8, Jinro is running a super fun contest on their page which will end at 5 pm, IST. You stand a chance to win a soju hamper, so get cracking! I mailed a bunch of friends asking…
  • Miss Marple is a bad ass in every sense of the phrase

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    By the time you read this, I will have finished all eleven Miss Marple books. Let me tell you a secret: I never really liked Miss Marple, Agatha Christie’s elderly woman detective. She didn’t draw me from the get go, like Hercule Poirot. Ah, Poirot! There’s so much more to love about him: consider his mustache, his little quirks—the crème de menthe before dinner, the hot chocolate, his referring to his brains as the “little grey cells”—Poirot is camp, and eccentric, and yet, there are allowances made for this. He is the “greatest detective in the world” by his own…
  • What Ladakh Was Like (Part Two)

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:53 am
    (Part one here.) We are always tired, something about the walking and the long car rides—this has been a year punctuated with long car rides—and the struggle of our bodies to acclimatize to the thin air, makes us bone tired, fag tired, so we collapse onto our beds and sleep the sleep of the righteous. Our beds are in Chow’s Guest House, recommended by a friend, and which turn out to be an absolutely right choice. Mrs Chow is an old lady doing this as a hobby, she smiles when I tell her she should be on Tripadvisor or something on the internet! More guests! Maybe she doesn’t want more…
  • Do you remember the time?

    Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:20 pm
    (This post began as an alternative to a listicle I was doing for POPxo. I do some writing for them, mostly top ten lists and so on, and they had suggested I do one on a male bestie to an accidental boyfriend. I couldn't think of what to say, so I turned it into a story instead, which was useless for them, but I thought I'd share it with you guys instead.) When this post was originally suggested to me, I wasn’t quite sure how to tackle it. I mean, I’ve had boyfriends, but “accidental”? How does that work? Plus, while I enjoy men and their company, I’m a girl’s girl, cultivating my…
  • 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…
 
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    Marketing Practice

  • Marketing Funda : The cost of Hype

    Harish B
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    October 6 ,2014 could have been a historical day for Flipkart but in reality, that day proved to be more of a PR nightmare than a marketing success. It may be true that on that day, the company would have emptied its inventory of many products but at the cost of a lot of goodwill .The huge hype created by Flipkart and the subsequent backlash forces us to refresh some basics in managing expectations. One of the classic theories related to expectation and subsequent satisfaction is Expectation-Confirmation Theory ( ECT) . The theory is no rocket science . It simply states that during the…
  • Brand Update : Wagon R Teaches How to Manage Product Lifecycle

    Harish B
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    The festive season of 2014 saw the launch of  limited edition Wagon R Krest. Wagon R which was launched in 1999 is still the 4th largest selling car brand in India. The product is a classic example of how consistent performance + value-for-money positioning will achieve long-lasting success in Indian market. Wagon R has become a success because it is one of  the most practical car in the Indian roads. Be it space, comfort or reliability, Wagon R has delivered consistently over the last 15 years.On the product front, Maruti has been very smart in ensuring that the product…
  • Schmitten Chocolate : Love to Love it

    Harish B
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    Brand : SchmittenCompany : Rajhans GroupBrand Analysis Count : # 550The Rs 4500 chocolate market has a new player- Schmitten. Schmitten is a Swiss chocolate made in India ! or to be fair, this chocolate is positioned as a Swiss chocolate. The new brand comes from Rajhans group which is a Rs 3500 crore real-estate developer. The new brand- Schmitten is positioned as a premium brand competing with the like of Cadbury Silk and Temptation. Schmitten is the mother brand which is being launched as a moulded chocolate like Dairy Milk. Schmitten also has another product - Hoppits which is a…
  • Brand Update : Xcent ropes in Shah Rukh Khan

    Harish B
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Xcent launched by Hyundai in the sub-meter category has been well received by the customer. According to newsreport, the brand has sold around 35000 units since its launch. To boost the existing success,the brand now has decided to leverage its prized asset- the brand ambassador- Shah Rukh Khan.  SRK has been the brand ambassador of Hyundai for the last 16 years. According to NDTV, this 16 years association is a record for any brand-celebrity in India. From the launch of Santro to the i10, SRK has been the integral part of the brand campaign for Hyundai. But more than the brand…
  • Zorrik 88 : Why this great product is not promoted?

    Harish B
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Brand : Zorrik 88Company : PidiliteBrand analysis count : #549There are some very useful products in the market which has great usefulness  and potential but seldom promoted by the brand owners. Zorrik 88 is one such product from Pidilite. I have neither heard of this brand before nor remember seeing any ad. I came across this brand when suggested by a hardware store.I faced a nagging problem of a rusty and squeaky garage gate. Come rainy season,the gate become rusty and the wheels stuck. Putting lubricating oils seldom gave relief.Then one hardware store suggested Zorrik 88. The pack of…
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    The Big Picture

  • RBI autonomy

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:26 pm
    What exactly is RBI autonomy in monetary policy? Does it set the policy objective (say, primary focus on inflation), the inflation target as well as the means to achieve the target? Are all these the province of the RBI? Or does the government have a say in these matters?I would think that the government has the right to decide the primary objective and also the inflation target. When it comes to the means of achieving the objective, the decision is primarily that of the RBI but the government should be involved in decision-making.That is how RBI governors have viewed matters all these years.
  • Travails of entrepreneurship

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    The business media tends to romanticise entrepreneurship by focusing on the success stories, says Schumpeter in the Economist. I would add that it also tends to portray entrepreneurs as people who know how to balance work, leisure and family, have great EQ and, of course, they glorify the millions that entrepreneurs make.The reality is that entrepreneurship is enormously challenging mentally and physically. Schumpeter writes:Business professors celebrate the geniuses who break the rules and change the world. Politicians praise them as wealth creators. Glossy magazines drool over Richard…
  • Is optimism about India's growth prospects justified?

    8 Oct 2014 | 2:59 am
    Analysts see an acceleration in growth to 5.5%. 6.5% and 7% starting this year and then in the next two years. Is this feasible? I think yes. But the RBI needs to help out by cutting the interest rate.My analysis appears in today's Asian Age, Growing Pains.
  • When management gurus dissect politics....

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    How can we tell whether a political leader such as Narendra Modi will succeed? Three management experts, including Ram Charan, attempt an answer in a business journal. I can't say I was bowled over by their analysis.The authors say we should look for five signals, on all of which Modi scores. Let me take up two in detaili. How deep is the politician's insight into public interest? Modi's interest is very deep, the authors say, because of his own background of poverty. Well, Manmohan Singh too came from a poor family in a very backward village. He could, perhaps, claim that he understood the…
  • Indian inflation: don't blame it on support prices for foodgrains

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Minimum support prices (MSP) for foodgrains have been rising over the years (although the new government has kept increases under control). This is said to be a driver of inflation in recent years.Amartya Lahiri, writing in IE, thinks the explanation facile. Why? Because MSP increases themselves result from a rise in past inflation!  In as much as the MSP itself responds to current and past inflation, a part of the reported effect of the MSP on inflation is then just the effect of past inflation on current inflation, rather than any independent effect of changes in the MSP on inflation.
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    Doing Jalsa & Showing Jilpa

  • Till United Kingdom Come

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

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

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

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

    krishashok
    27 Jul 2013 | 7:08 am
    Lakshminarasimhan reclined on his easy chair, Hindu newspaper in hand, filter coffee on a small side table, searching for something to outrage about. He was humming an Ananda Bhairavi korvai when his wife turned on the TV to watch a program where a small child was being made to cry by a snooty judge for getting the vibrato wrong on a classic AR Rahman song. His blood began to boil as the silhouette of his outrage took shape in his mind, slowly crystallizing into that most South Indian of rebellions against the establishment – the letter to the editor. This was wrong, he felt. Children…
 
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    Atanu Dey On India's Development

  • The Indian Constitution — Part 2

    Atanu Dey
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    George Orwell claimed, “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” By that measure, a commitment to telling the truth as one sees it must make one a bit of a revolutionary. Here I continue with my argument that the Indian constitution is the fountainhead of all of India’s troubles. Unless and until it is replaced, India will continue to languish at the bottom of the heap. That claim predictably makes people uncomfortable. In this series I aim to support argue for its truth. (Here is the first part.) In this part, I examine the importance…
  • Shubho Bijoya Greetings

    Atanu Dey
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    For Bengalis, the five day long worship of Ma Durga is simply pujo. This is the time when Ma Durga comes for a visit to her maternal home. The festival culminates on Bijoy Dashimi with the protima (the idol) given a visarjan (ceremonial immersion in a river or a lake). Then it is time for people to greet each other with “Shubho Bijoya.” The important thing is that you wish people after the visarjan is over. This gets complicated in a world in which people live in different time zones. In India, visarjan is already over and they are wishing Shubho Bijoya but over here California we…
  • Hayek on Valuing Individuals

    Atanu Dey
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    “A society that does not recognise that each individual has values of his own which he is entitled to follow can have no respect for the dignity of the individual and cannot really know freedom.” Friedrich August von Hayek (1899 – 1992). Austrian economist.
  • Mr Modi goes to Washington

    Atanu Dey
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    I make no secret of the fact that I believe Shri Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, is an honest, intelligent, dedicated, sincere and diligent man. I admire him immensely for who he is and what he has accomplished over his many decades as a politician. The set P = {p | famous politician p is honest, intelligent, dedicated, sincere, diligent} is small but non-empty. For all I know, the set P is exhaustively enumerated as P = {Narendra Modi, Arun Shourie}. But at the very least, I am certain that {Narendra Modi, Arun Shourie} ⊂ P. I indulge myself in the frivolity of using…
  • Geert Wilders: “War Has Been Declared against Us”

    Atanu Dey
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Well, what do you know! Amazing things are happening around the world. One of the more positive developments has been that of the Islamic State (formerly known as the ISIS) showing up and demonstrating to the world what “peace” means in the “Religion of Peace.(™)” They are the poster boys of Islam, arguing against the left-lib-tards (that’s the short form for “leftist liberal retards”) who keep on insisting that Islam is a religion of peace. (I read this somewhere: If someone declares that they love you, ask for proof; if someone says that they wish…
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    WirelessDuniya

  • Lechal -the world’s first interactive haptic footwear; use it as a navigational tool or fitness tracker.

    Sidhartha
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    Lechal is the world’s first interactive haptic footwear; use it as a navigational tool or fitness tracker. Lechal means “Take Me Along” in Hindi and navigation is the soul of the footwear. The Lechal App syncs with Google Maps to allow you to navigate with ease wherever you are in the world. Get route guidance, explore new places, find out more about where you live – go anywhere and everywhere!     Source: NextinIOT
  • Tips for Choosing the Right Contractor for Your Construction Job

    Sidhartha
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Buying a brand new home can be a very exciting yet nerve wracking experience. Building your own home is even more exhilarating and terrifying. Everybody has their own idea of what their dream home would be like. If you’re looking for a house to buy, chances are you have a particular set of criteria that you want the home to meet. Finding the perfect house can take time and you might not ever be able to find a house that has everything you want. While in some cases you might be willing to compromise on one want in order to have another, there’s only one real way for you to get your hands…
  • Tinder the dating app solves an mCommerce problem

    Sidhartha
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    Mobile shopping has exploded in recent years, and online retailers have responded by designing mobile friendly sites and apps. But rather than design these experiences for the mobile context, this often equates to adapting the catalog storefront for the smaller screen. The catalog storefront was introduced in the mid-to-late 90′s, created for desktop dimensions, at a time when tables-based Web design was de facto, pages took eons to load and if you wanted to take an action – you’d double click. Long live the catalog? 15 years+ later, we’re still clinging to the catalog approach,…
  • Learn to Tow the Traderline

    Sidhartha
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    Online gambling has taken to the wireless world like a duck to water and now operators such as Betfair are using their prowess in both markets to launch sophisticated trading products. In order to make its sports betting platform a more profitable place for professional tipsters to ply their trade, Betfair has created Traderline. This virtual platform has taken Betfair’s standard betting platform and reconfigured it to give experienced gamblers a more in-depth approach to daily markets. For those of you who aren’t familiar of online sports trading, the basic premise is that…
  • Online gambling poised for rapid growth

    Sidhartha
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Image by Robert Scoble  The rapid growth in the gaming industry in India and elsewhere in Asia has been predominantly fuelled by a combination of rising incomes, 3G penetration and the take-up of digital devices by a technology-hungry youth demographic. To date this pattern has been most conspicuous in the emergence of the Indian gaming industry which was – as reported on these pages – estimated to be worth in excess of INR 18 billion within the next three years. However, as the technologies become embedded, as older, late adopters start to enter the market, and as the early adopters…
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    TUTORIALS

  • How to Block Application Specific

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    There are so many applications that could potentially harm the performance of our computer systems but usually we just let go and leave the task just as the Antivirus firewalls and similar applicationsHow to Block Application Specific But you know not all malicious programs undetectable by antivirus or firewall On my computer wrote 2 antivirus installed namely AVIRA and SMADAV PRO AL or the FBI wrote his wealthy hard broken or slipped inside my computer  Back to the topic this time, here I will try a little give tips on how to block certain applications by hand without the help of…
  • Hiding File With Command Prompt Help and WinRAR

    21 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    Every computer user must have the files that are personal and confidential Do not let other people know about the document, such as a collection of various account passwords or the content of other confidential Actually, it has been widely discussed on how to hide computer files From the hide with the help of software, or the granting of hidden attributes or superhidden with the help of the command prompt.Hiding File With Command Prompt Help and WinRAR  For the case of using the command prompt, then it still seems way too easy to be stripped If the computer is configured to Do not show…
  • Often Laptop Shutdown Causes and How to Overcome It

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    What not to wear when we again yesdelicious delicious task or playing games, eh..laptop die alone. In the heart wondering why this laptop.?, Though not like this the other day, that's what I felt when the laptop is turned off Moreover, we as user which still lay still do not understand the diagnosis  laptop or computer with problems must be very confused in the face of a variety of problems that often arise in the use of a laptop or computer. Often Laptop Shutdown Causes and How to Overcome It  But do not worry mate, there are some solutions that I get when the laptop is turned…
  • Damage Laptop DVD And How to Fix

    13 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Damage DVD Laptop DVD drive in this case there is one of the most common problems encountered His case several kinds, including for example the DVD cover would not be out of place when pressing the Eject button There may be several reasons why one of which is that the drive is not exactly in position Screws are either loose or missing In this case try removing and reinstalling the DVD drive to the right Let's do it in a way this laptop servicing Damage Laptop DVD And How to Fix If the cover of the DVD does not come out even when the drive is installed correctly turn off the laptop and use the…
  • Adding Applications Blackberry with Computer

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Here I will explain add applications on the Blackberry using the computer, could you directly add applications directly through Blackberry Smartphone but with BIS package Full Service records in the active state. Moreover, the Blackberry users with the latest version has a larger RAM than the old OS version 5 would want a complete application and uptodate.Adding Applications Blackberry with computer    Here I will explain how to add an application to the computer. Log in page to the Sign-In appworld.blackberry.com enter your user name email is registered to Blackberry ID and…
 
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    Gurcharan Das

  • An idiot-proof and swachh guide to nationalism

    12 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    Civic virtue seldom comes naturally to human beings. It needs constant, relentless reminding and nowhere more than in India, which is still struggling to create citizens out of its people. The word ‘civic’ comes from ancient Greece and is related to ‘city’ and ‘civility’. A ‘citizen’ lived in a city and a ‘civilized’ person was expected to show concern for his fellow citizens. In this kindly act ‘civilization’ was born. Those without civic virtue were called idiots in Greece, which is, indeed, the origin of the word ‘idiot’. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is India’s most…
  • The $74m Mars mission benefits India every bit as much as clean water

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    Last week India sent a satellite into orbit around Mars,with a low-cost, nimble mission that has stunned the world. At $74m over three years, the cost was roughly one-ninth that of the latest (also successful) US mission, which took six years. And in reaching the red planet on its first attempt, India’s space agency succeeded where many other leading powers – including the US, Russia,China and Japan– failed. To reach Mars, Mangalyaan (or “Mars craft” in Hindi) had initially to execute a complex slingshot trajectory, swinging around the Earth several times to generate speed using the…
  • लव जेहाद नहीं, मॉडर्न मिशन जरूरी

    24 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    हमारे सामने मजेदार दृश्य है। एक तरफ ‘मॉडर्न’ प्रधानमंत्री हैं, जो केवल विकास की बात करते हैं जबकि दूसरी ओर उनके सहयोगी वोट हासिल करने के लिए मतदाताओं में ‘अन-मॉडर्न’ धार्मिक आशंकाओं को हवा देते हैं। आधुनिकता के गुणों में धर्म और…
  • मजबूत नेतृत्व का असर

    13 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    भारत के लोगों ने नरेंद्र मोदी का चुनाव बड़े पैमाने पर रोजगार का सृजन करने, बेहतर शासन देने और महंगाई पर लगाम लगाने के लिए किया। अभी यह कहना बहुत जल्दबाजी होगी कि वह इन तीनों ही वादों को पूरा कर सकेंगे। उनके कार्यकाल के शुरुआती…
  • Cautious optimism is the verdict on Modi’s 100 days

    7 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Indians elected Narendra Modi to create masses of jobs, give good governance, and control inflation. It is too soon to tell if he will keep his three promises. The first hundred days indicate how he intends to pursue these three objectives. The verdict so far leaves us cautiously optimistic. Modi’s defining contribution to date is to dramatically improve execution at all levels of the government. The Congress carps about the lack of new ideas. But anyone can have ideas – only a few can implement them. Those frustrated by the lack of big-bang reforms do not realize that India’s great…
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    nanopolitan

  • IISc Alumni Global Conference - 2015 will be right here at IISc

    Abi
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    IISc and its alumni started this series of conferences with the first one in Santa Clara, California, in 2007 (Flickr pics) -- just a year before, and possibly as a prelude to, the Institute's Centenary Celebrations. The second edition followed in due course in 2013, this time in Chicago, Illinois. The third edition of this Conference is coming home to the Institute. The dates are: 26-28 June 2015. It is a sign of the times that this Conference gets announced on social media well before the conference website is ready. Much as I hate to send you to any of these time sinks, here are the links…
  • When a Nobel Medal Went to Fargo, North Dakota

    Abi
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Astrophysicist and 2011 Nobel winner Brian Schmidt has this totally priceless story: "When I won this, my grandma, who lives in Fargo, North Dakota, wanted to see it. I was coming around so I decided I’d bring my Nobel Prize. You would think that carrying around a Nobel Prize would be uneventful, and it was uneventful, until I tried to leave Fargo with it, and went through the X-ray machine. I could see they were puzzled. It was in my laptop bag. It’s made of gold, so it absorbs all the X-rays—it’s completely black. And they had never seen anything completely black. “They’re like,…
  • "Beautiful Chemistry"

    Abi
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    Wonderful stuff [Hat tip: Cocktail Party Physics]. Here's the website with lots of interactive graphics.
  • Batmobile: The Origin

    Abi
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    For the Annals of Pop Culture: The Batmobile: The Concept Car That Became a Star by Michael Beschloss. [In] 1965, ABC television greenlighted a new series called “Batman,” and its producers needed a Batmobile — fast. Within three weeks, using blowtorches and saws, the automobile customizer George Barris transformed the Futura’s deteriorating concept car — which he had bought from Ford for a dollar — into a rakish roadster suitable for TV’s new Batman and Robin ... [Bold emphasis added]
  • Links: Parenting Edition

    Abi
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    Two links. The first one is a summary of an economics paper: Tiger moms and helicopter parents: The economics of parenting style by Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti, who use cross-country data to support their conclusion that in times of rising inequality, a more authoritarian parenting style will likely be chosen by parents: This column argues that the choice of parenting style is driven by incentives. Parents weigh the expected costs and benefits of implementing a certain parenting style. The popularity of the authoritarian style is declining because the economic returns to the…
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    Project Why

  • A letter to Mom

    Anuradha Bakshi
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Mama and I Algeria 1966Mama Tonight of all nights the heady smell of the jasmine papa planted for you is redolent of memories of you, and it should be so as tomorrow is your birthday. You would have been 97, but you left 24 years ago, at the age of 72, barely 10 years older than I am today. We were only blessed with 38 years of togetherness, but how magical and fulfilling they were, only you and I know. I cannot begin to fathom who was the  winner in this incredible relationship: you who had accepted the life of an old maid rather than give birth to a slave child or I who was…
  • A victory for children

    Anuradha Bakshi
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yusufzai have won the Nobel Prize for Peace. It is a victory for all the children who are denied their very basic rights, children who have no voice, children who are used and abused, children whose rights are hijacked with impunity. It is truly celebration time for all those, who like us at Project Why believe that every child has the right to a childhood, a right to go to school, to play and laugh and a right to dream. We have strived for the past 3 decades to ensure that the children who walk into the doors of Project Why dare to dream.The two laureates are…
  • Swach Bharat

    Anuradha Bakshi
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    The photo ops were many as India launched its Swach Bharat or Clean India mission. Everyone who was anyone wielded a broom on October 2nd 2014. Millions even took a pledge. The mission comes at a whopping price: lacs of crores rupees. Our tech savvy PW even initiated a challenge that roped in celebrities of all shades and hues: each one was to get 9 more people and so on. From sanitation for all to clean drinking water; from littering to garbage disposal the task is daunting. That it is needed is unquestionable. But many questions do come to mind.First and foremost why did it take us as a…
  • Don't think twice, it is NOT all right!

    Anuradha Bakshi
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:22 pm
    The last few days have been rather euphoric with all the hype given to the Prime Minister's visit to the USA and his pitch for INDIA. I guess we all got a bit taken in and felt that things would change on the round in no time. It was indeed heartwarming to hear the PM talking of sanitation, poverty removal and imparting of skills to the young. The elation was short lived though as a snippet of information given to me by one of my staff made for a rude awakening. The children of our Govindpuri centre simply shared a piece of information of their daily school life probably unaware of the effect…
  • Proud to be Indian

    Anuradha Bakshi
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    In life, I believe that what makes you a better person is to be honest enough to alter your opinion when needed and have the courage to share your changed views with others. It does not demean you in anyway; on the contrary it makes you a better person. A few years ago, I would have bet my bottom dollar that I would never see the day where I voted for the one who is our Prime Minister, and yet I did. At that time it may have been thought that, for anyone whose heart beat for India and who carried  a legacy in the shape of her father's last words: Do not loose faith in India, could not…
 
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Some Twitter conversations on Social Media, Job Hunting and HR

    Anonymous
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    Today was an interesting day - I was invited by Tech Mahindra to be a guest on their #TechMChat on Social HR. Just an hour to go for #TechMChat with @GautamGhosh & @SucharitaPalepu sharing their thoughts about Social HR pic.twitter.com/ISsdpricJb— Tech Mahindra (@tech_mahindra) October 17, 2014 So here are some thoughts I shared and the questions I answered A1 @tech_mahindra Social Media can amplify the positive experiences of employee advocates #TechMChat— Gautam Ghosh (@GautamGhosh) October 17, 2014 Internal social media helps is social recognition and learning &…
  • Looking for my next gig

    Anonymous
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    So after one and a half years with Philips in two roles I am ready for the next challenge. What can I do?I can help HR teams leverage social technologies for employer branding, social recruiting, social recognition, internal communications and social learningI can help HR technology vendors craft their marketing strategy, find partners and get to the right decision makersI can connect vendors and clients to influencers in the media and social media world to make an impactInterested in what I can offer? Email me at gautam dot ghosh at gmail dot com If you want to talk to me about a story…
  • Twitter and Blogging for Learning & Development Leaders

    Anonymous
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Last week I was invited to present to a group of global learning leaders of a BPO/KPO firm on my Twitter and Blogging journey.This is the presentation I made.Looking forward to your feedback Social media for learning leaders from Gautam Ghosh If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Indian HR is ready for the Tech Revolution - thoughts from #TechHR14

    Anonymous
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Around 10 days ago I attended India's first ever Tech HR conference organized by People Matters in Gurgaon. I was privileged to be invited to speak at the unconference track in the event and host a Google Hangout with analysts Alan Lepofsky and Holger Mueller. It was also an opportunity to listen to industry leaders like Abhijit Bhaduri, Frank Ricciardi, Debjani Ghosh, Anand Pillai and Sameer Patel. I was also looking to catch up with innovative learning professionals and friends Kavi Arasu and Sunder Ramachandran.Here's my takeaway:HR Technology is simplifying. The large players are moving…
  • Panel on Social HR at @SMWMumbai on 23rd Sept #SMWMumbai

    Anonymous
    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…
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    India Travel & Photography Blog

  • At a floating Village, Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia

    Arun Bhat
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    I have been away for last three weeks travelling through South-East Asia, in Myanmar and Cambodia. As my journey is nearing its end, I am at a small Cambodian town north of Phnom Penh – Kampong Chhnang. Here is an image from a floating village community adjoining the town, on Tonle Sap River. When travelling through Myanmar last year, I first got acquainted with the floating way of living in South East Asia. I was amused first, and amazedwhen I understood how much of their lives are lived over water. Tonle Sap, where I was this morning, is the largest freshwater lake in the region and…
  • Durga Temple, Anegundi near Hampi

    Arun Bhat
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Some images are serendipitous. I was charmed by the colourful bundles hanging on the branches, tied by people who came to the temple seeking blessings. I aimed my camera, and this lad immediately ran in and decided that he should pose for the camera. I normally don’t like it much when there is a distraction to a preconceived image. But this boy was adding a lot of life to an otherwise inanimate image. I was more than happy to press the shutter-release. At Durga Temple, Anegundi. Across the river from Hampi. Related PostsRich colourful costumes from MalaysiaTeesta RiverPhoto: Temple Pond…
  • Shanti Stupa, Leh, Ladakh in winters

    Arun Bhat
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Shanti Stupa is a popular place for watching the sun set over the mountains surrounding Leh town. A sprinkle of snow on the ground and a colourful sky adds to the view from the stupa platform. Related PostsImages: Shanti Stupa, Leh, LadakhLadakh: Leh – Shanti StupaImages – The Mountain Children of Indian HimalayasThe Winter’s Leh: Visiting Ladakh in the Cold MonthsBactrian Magpie (Black Billed Magpie) The post Shanti Stupa, Leh, Ladakh in winters appeared first on India Travel & Photography Blog.
  • On the way from Manali to Rohtang Pass

    Arun Bhat
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    A photograph, from somewhere between Manali and Rohtang Pass. The road from Manali to Rohtang is where I have seen easily one of the most dramatic landscapes in all of Himalayas. Dhauladhar Mountains climb quickly after leaving Manali, making one of the steepest climbs that one can witness. I could spend months here photographing the landscapes. But the terrain comes with its challenges. The weather is unpredictable, often wet and foggy. Traffic jams bog the journey when the weather gets bad. Good photographs can be made only if one can remain patient, and willing to return day after day.
  • Photographing Landscapes Near Bangalore – Savandurga

    Arun Bhat
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    As a photographer who enjoys shooting landscapes, I have often wished to live in higher latitudes and away from tropics. Tropical weather and light doesn’t yield well to landscape photography: it is often colourless, hazy and harsh. The window of good light is very small, often limited to a few minutes during sunrise and sunset hours. But when you enjoy doing something, you would rather work with what you have than spend time with wishful thinking. It was with this spirit that we–some landscape photographers from Bangalore–decided to head out a few weeks ago and explore the…
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    The Startup Guy

  • What’s your #1 Resource?

    Vijay Anand
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:31 am
    Most people who start up clearly recognize that they require resources. But often times when I ask them, what is it that they would want, they give one simple answer: Funding. Capital, over the years have come to mean one thing – money, but in a more liberal form (and original context) capital refers to any asset that can generate value, and in return generate income – if you are an enterprise, then its money. If you are a social enterprise, then you can in turn use that wealth towards sustainability. I’ve seen plenty of startups, and orgs (through our work with efforts…
  • Choose to be nice. Please

    Vijay Anand
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Starting up, is against the odds. The natural thing for a startup, is to die. Nature, contrary to populary belief, doesn’t by default nurture, but is aggressive and kills. If you want an instrospective view, look at yourself. Every single moment and with every breathe that we take, our cells are getting older, our bodies oxidising and heading towards the eventual death. That is the only certain thing – that we will all die. As if that overarching theme in life wasn’t enough, entrepreneurs take it upon themselves to put themselves in a fastlane where death, failure,…
  • 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…
 
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    Startups.in/View

  • Saurin Shah on Sift Shopping, Startups and Silicon Valley

    Naag
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
      A serial entrepreneur who has been interested in entrepreneurship right from the school, Saurin Shah packs a punch with great startup advice drawn from his own experiences. He is currently the CEO and Co-founder @ Sift Shopping. I recently had an interesting conversation with him at Plug and Play Tech Center, a startup accelerator […]
  • Startups say – Aisa aur kahaan, sirf CIE mein (Where else, only in CIE)

    Naag
    28 Feb 2014 | 1:54 am
      I re-visited the International Institute of Information Technology campus in Hyderabad (IIITH), the home to Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) as a follow-up to my earlier encounter with its chief and as part of my continuing coverage of startups and startup ecosystem in Hyderabad. After I headed home from that meeting and as […]
  • Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Hyderabad

    Naag
    18 Feb 2014 | 10:16 am
      The International Institute of Information Technology, established during the end of the last century is one of the leading institutes of this century in India. It is an autonomous university located in Hyderabad, the capital city of south Indian state(s) of Andhra Pradesh (and to-be formed Telangana). The institute is also home to Centre […]
  • Helping startups succeed Globally

    Naag
    16 Feb 2014 | 2:18 am
    Hedge-Square is a boutique consultancy firm that helps startups go global. Specifically, they help startups incorporate globally and expand into other markets. The firm handles all the legal, financial compliance, and corporate management advisory which a business would need to startup in any country or domestic region. Hemant Shah, the young Founder & CEO of […]
  • NowFloats – The startup with the right team and at the right place

    Naag
    13 Feb 2014 | 11:05 pm
      NowFloats is a Hyderabad based startup which is floating high. They help businesses of any size to easily create and manage a classy website in English as well as in few regional languages, all with a simple SMS. This makes lot of sense in a linguistically diverse nation like India with multiple dialects where […]
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    Awesome Cuisine

  • Wheat Flour Burfi

    Praveen Kumar
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A delicious and tasty burfi with wheat flour. You can also use whole wheat flour for this. Ingredients: Wheat Flour – 2 cups Sugar – 2 cups Unsweetened Khoya – 1 cup Ghee – 1 cup Water – 1 cup Method: 1. Heat ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium flame. 2. Add wheat flour […]
  • Milk Cashew Sweet

    Praveen Kumar
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:32 pm
    A simple and tasty milk sweet with cashew nuts. Ingredients: Milk – 1 cup Sugar – 1/2 cup Cashew Nuts – 1 tsp, broken Ghee – 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp Optional: Almonds, Cashew Nuts, Raisins and Pistachios – few, broken, to garnish Method: 1. Heat milk in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium […]
  • Pista Burfi

    Praveen Kumar
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Pista Burfi
  • Kesar Peda

    Praveen Kumar
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    Also known as Kesar Doodh Peda, this is a delicious sweet made with unsweetened khoya and saffron. Ingredients: Unsweetened Khoya – 2 cups Sugar – 1 cup Saffron Strands – few Milk – 1/4 cup Pistachios – few, to garnish Cardamom Powder – little (optional) Method: 1. Add the saffron strands to milk and keep […]
  • Oats Papaya Burfi

    Sunita Karthik
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    A delicious sweet burfi with Oats and Papaya. Ingredients: Oats – 1/2 cup Papaya – 1/2 cup, mashed to a pulp Sugar – 1/3 cup Ghee – 1/4 cup Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp Cashew Nuts – few Almonds – few Method: 1. Dry roast the oats in a pan for a minute or two. […]
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    Ghumakkar - Inspiring travel experiences.

  • Memories of Mewar (II): Kankroli, Nathdwara, and Sajjan Garh (Udaipur).

    Vijay Shivdasani
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The temple of Shrinathji at Nathdwara is among the most sacred places of worship for the followers of Lord Krishna. The idol is made of black stone and is said to have been brought here from Mathura in 1669 to protect it from the marauding Moguls under Aurangzeb's rule. The temple opens its doors to the public for worship seven times a day for just about half an hour each, and there is a huge crowd always waiting to rush in. Inevitably there is some pushing and jostling and you barely get a minute for darshan before you are pushed out to the exit, just like in a Mumbai local train. This makes…
  • An awesome trip to Ahmadabad

    Pamela
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    When I reached in Ahmadabad on 20th December,2013, I had many doubts about Guajarati, their food, their culture..their language (kemcho, suche) & so many things. Coming from Delhi, famed for its cosmopolitan food platter right from ‘Paratha’ and ‘Butter Naan’ for breakfast to ‘paneer tikka’, ‘Kadhi Chawal’, ‘Rajma Chawal’ and ‘butter chicken’ for lunch; wholesome […] Related posts: Some Days in Gujarat…. Adalaj Ni Vav and GandhiNagar sojourn Legend says that Mahmud Begara was mesmerised by the beauty... Ahmedabad Trip Part 1 The city of Ahmedabad or…
  • Memories of Mewar (I): Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur.

    Vijay Shivdasani
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    The fort is built on a hill at a height of 1100 metres and requires a considerable effort to climb to the top. But once you are in the palace at the top of the fort, also known as ‘Badal Mahal’, you are rewarded with awesome views of the forested Aravalli hills, with the Mewar region on the eastern side and Marwar region on the west. The forests surrounding the fort comprise the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to leopard, sloth bear, monkeys, wolf, jackal, sambar, peacock, jungle fowl and a host of other birds and animal species. [caption id="attachment_94003"…
 
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    India Political Blog

  • The curious ‘political’ behaviour of the ‘silent majority’

    baru123
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    In the realm of politics of change of ruling dispensations in a modern democracy like India, a number of times during the last 40 years or so (starting with the 1977 post-emergency parliament elections, then in 1980, 1989, 1999, 2004 and 2014 parliament elections and several state assembly elections in between), one is familiar with [...]
  • Democracy and the marginalisation of its institutions

    baru123
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    It is trite to emphasise that for proper and healthy functioning of democracy, the major institutions, that build up this edifice mankind by and large have come to consider nearly the best way to organise themselves politically, must work in a cohesive manner. They must also work with mutual appreciation of their individual spaces configured [...]
  • Judges order electoral reforms that the political class failed to initiate

    baru123
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Are the four relatively recent Supreme Court judgments (July-September 2013) favoring fairly strong current of public opinion a symptom of ‘judicial activism’ or an indication of the judiciary’s recognition of their role as a savior of democracy in India?   Generally, the political class and some of their apologists in the media naturally felt uncomfortable [...]
  • The Congress Party after its decimation in May 2014 – What next ?

    Ashish
    17 Jun 2014 | 2:11 pm
    This is a topic that has seemingly come up many times after the election results, the future of the Congress party. It is something hard to write about, given that there have already been so many discussions, debated and media articles about this one. However, for now, the party seems to have warded off any [...]
  • Modi’s big win – huge challenges ahead

    Ashish
    21 May 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Finally this long, tiring and by the end, boring, election campaign is over. It was interesting in the beginning, but by the end, the insults, abuses and challenges thrown at each other by the politicians was getting repetitive. During the months and weeks preceding the campaign, there were indications that the BJP was way ahead [...]
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    MediaNama: Digital Media in India

  • IndiaProperty appoints Muralikrishnan B as its COO

    Vivek Pai
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Online real estate portal IndiaProperty.com has appointed Muralikrishnan B as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). At his new role, Murali will be responsible for end to end consumer experience including product management, marketing, customer support, and operations and data analytics. Prior to IndiaProperty, Murali was responsible for building getfitgo.in at Almost Wellness Tech, an entrepreneurial venture in the digital health and wellness space, which he co-founded in November 2013. He was also the Country Manager for eBay India, after having joined the company as head of product management…
  • Airtel & Samsung tie-up to launch TVs with built-in Airtel Digital TV smart cards

    Vikas SN
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Airtel Digital TV has partnered Samsung to launch an Integrated Digital TV (iDTV) that will allow consumers access Airtel’s DTH services without installing an external set-top-box. As part of the partnership, Samsung’s range of SmartDirect TVs will feature a built-in Airtel digital TV Smart Card along with a unified remote solution. Bharti Airtel CEO (DTH & Media) Shashi Arora also notes that Airtel Digital TV’s smart card will support direct signal reception from the dish antenna, due to which there is a lower signal loss between the set-top-box and the…
  • Airtel launches Skype clone Airtel Talk for VoIP calls to India; Double standards?

    Riddhi Mukherjee
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    Bharti Airtel Hong Kong has launched a Skype clone called Airtel Talk, which allows international calls to India, free calls from Airtel Talk to Airtel Talk, instant messaging, video calls, conference calls, apart from file sharing. The app can be used over 3G network or WiFi connection. The Airtel Talk app is currently available for Android and iOS based devices. All users will receive $0.15 credit initially, and have to purchase further credits (Details). The plans come with a fixed validity of 30 days (which, frankly, is a terrible idea, but so telecom-operator-ish) User complaints:…
  • Snapdeal partners FDCI to offer premium designer-wear apparel

    Vivek Pai
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:52 am
    Online marketplace Snapdeal has partnered with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) to add a premium designer wear section called “The Designer Studio” that will offer ready-to-wear and made-to-order clothing collections to consumers. As part of this tie-up, various FDCI designers like Manish Arora, Ashish Soni, Varun Bahl, Malini Ramani and Samant Chauhan will showcase products from their labels, with more designers expected to be on board in the next three months. Snapdeal also plans to rope in emerging designers to showcase their collection in the future. Initially,…
  • E-commerce marketplaces are liable for VAT since they are commission agents – Karnataka Govt

    Riddhi Mukherjee
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    The Karnataka Government plans to amend the Value Added Tax Act and bring transactions from e-commerce marketplaces under its ambit, reports The Times of India. The government says the amendment will deal with transactions on on e-commerce sites that follow the marketplace model like Flipkart, Amazon India and Snapdeal and it is expected to be passed during the upcoming winter session of the state legislature. Through this amendment, the government is expected to classify online marketplaces as “commission agents” since they charge a commission from third-party sellers for…
 
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    INDIA INVENTS

  • Trade Secrets stolen by Ketankumar Maniar for employment in India

    A.S Rao
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:55 am
    This case makes an interesting reading. The facts of the case clearly establish unauthorized downloading of intellectual property classified as Trade secrets. But , it is not clear why Ketankumar did it. He did not sell it in the market or pass it on to new employer. The case file says, he intended to get a job in India based on this. That is interesting as there is no medical device manufacturer in India who is competing with the US firm BD and thus could profiteer from these trade secrets related to disposable pen injector. Is it a corporate espionage or related to his patent…
  • Professional Training of Cluster development executives

    A.S Rao
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:46 am
    Promoting MSMEs through clusters has become a dependable tool for policy makers around the globe. Over 50 countries have taken up this initiative with encouraging results. A background on the same is available at our 2012 Cluster Conference website (http://clusterconference.in/pdf/ThemePaper-International-Conference.pdf)Success of this programme pivots around an entity called the Cluster Development Manager (CDM), also known as a Cluster Development Agent/Executive, who plays the role of an informed and trustworthy broker and links the MSMEs present in clusters to GVCs and also enhance their…
  • Make in India program facilitates Strategic Alliance between Zen Technologies and Rockwell Collins

    A.S Rao
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    In 30s international cross licensing agreements were widespread in electrical and chemical industries. Next phase were joint ventures with local firms as multinational enterprises expanded overseas. Strategic alliances got noticed in 80s. Unlike other forms of cooperation, these strategic alliances bring together global companies that cooperate in certain areas while they continue to compete in other parts of their business; they involve leading edge technologies and advanced capabilities and are formed to fulfil strategic objectives rather than merely to comply with local…
  • Patentable Subject Matter

    A.S Rao
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:26 am
    Visit to USA by PM Modi is followed by news/ views on Indian IPR policy. It is time to learn more.Lisa Mueller is a partner in Michael Best’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and the chair of the Life Sciences and Chemical Practice Group. Ms. Mueller has extensive experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical areas. For 10 years, she has worked closely on-site with in-house legal departments of international pharmaceutical companies, handling a variety of patent and freedom-to-operate matters, providing training to new in-house counsel and meeting with scientists and…
  • 10 technologies of tomorrow that will be in use in 2025

    A.S Rao
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Based on research trends Thompson Reuters came out with 10 predictions of innovation.Dementia declines,Solar becomes the primary source of energy,Type 1 diabetes become preventable,Food shortages disappear with successful indoor crop growth,Electric air transportation takes off,Everything, everywhere will be digitally connected,Cellulose derived packaging takes the market from petroleum based packaging,Drug development will be more precise and cancer treatment will have few toxic side effects,DNA mapping at birth becomes the norm,Teleportation is tested,
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    Marketing in India

  • Interesting full page ad

    Rajesh Aithal
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Saw an interesting print as so sharing
  • Season of full page Ads continue

    Rajesh Aithal
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    A full page by mobile store talking about off line advantages
  • Will Online Retail Become Bigger than Modern Trade

    Rajesh Aithal
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    After seeing the aftermath of the "The Big Billion Day" Sale an interesting thought is coming to my mind, will online retail overtake Modern Trade or Organized Retail in India? One of the reasons this question came to my mind looking at the reactions which came from the members of organized retail. They have all queued-up to complain against the 6the Oct sale and the fight in Mobile retail and online has been on for quite some time. Without getting into the rights and wrongs of the issue, I will move on to the moot question.. I will briefly summarize some of the key challenges which…
  • Season of full page ads 3

    Rajesh Aithal
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    More full page advertisements, this time it is Big Bazaar, on flipkart sale.
  • Flipkart's Big Billion Day Sale - Sale with no Logic?

    Rajesh Aithal
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Typically every festival season marketers burn the mid-night oil to come up with block buster offers. For many years this responsibility was shouldered by LGs Samsung’s in the Durables Business and then the Mobile marketers, which lined up new products and offers during the festive season, but this year it is the ecom firms which are hogging the limelight or should I say the front pages of newspapers (albeit through full page ads)….This post is specifically about the flash sales and the one-day sale model which flipkart has been using. They have had a series of flash sales for the…
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    Radioandmusic.com

  • Radio Mirchi's 'Sunset Samosa' renamed as 'The Meera & Suren Show'

    RnMTeam
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    MUMBAI: Often you would find radio jockeys gaining quite the fanbase by just their voices and not faces. But here is r RJ Meera and RJ Suren, who have a new self-titled Radio Mirchi evening programme, 'The Meera & Suren Show'. 'The Meera & Suren Show', previously titled 'Sunset Samosa' has put the RJ duo right on the celebrity status.
  • Age not a criterion for AIR announcers/radio jockeys who undergo voice modulation tests

    RnMTeam
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    NEW DELHI: All India Radio will not consider the age of its radio jockeys when conducting skill and voice modulation tests. Noting that ‘monotony is venom for any broadcaster’, AIR Director General F Sheheryar told Radioandmusic.com that a broadcaster needs to recreate itself to remain popular. While stressing that none of the radio jockeys were permanent employees and were on contract for presenting programmes for a maximum of six days a month, Sheheryar said that some of the presenters had gone to court in Kolkata but had lost the case. 
  • Fever 104 FM Kolkata concludes a successful Durga-Pujo campaign

    RnMTeam
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    MUMBAI: Fever 104 FM Kolkata did a month long campaign around the most awaited time of the year – Durga Puja. The station presented a host of activities to engage the listeners in the city of joy, Kolkata. The station launched the campaign Pujor Hullor, which attempted to offer the best a listener in Kolkata can get at the time of Durga Puja. Pujor Hullor further had three activities – Deb Debi, Dhaker Taale & Pujor Jomidari.
  • Ariel Pink Announces Early 2015 North American Tour

    RnMTeam
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    MUMBAI: LA's king of pop perversion Ariel Pink returns with his new album 'Pom Pom', with its second offering in the form of new wave-flavoured 'Black Ballerina'. Spanning 17 tracks and 69 minutes, 'Pom Pom' is unfiltered Ariel, a pied piper of the absurd, with infectious tales of romance, murder, frog princes and Jell-O. With the Los Angeles native striking it out alone and returning to the solo moniker he has adopted for well over a decade, the album could very well be Ariel Pink's magnum opus.
  • Cartel Communication Systems Partners with Hytera to Serve Canadian Market

    RnMTeam
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    MUMBAI: Hytera America Inc. (Hytera), a leading developer and manufacturer of professional mobile radio communications equipment announced a distribution partnership with Cartel Communication Systems Inc. to support the demands of the industrial and commercial communications industry in Canada. With a focus on the needs of the Canadian wireless carriers, Cartel Communication Systems has developed a comprehensive line of quality solutions coupled with engineering and implementation support to those in Public Safety, Transportation, Utilities and other Government Agencies.
 
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    Mumbai Hikers

  • SHIKHAR VEDH :: Trekkers Paradise- Harishachandragad - Nalichi Waat Descend Trek on 6-7th December 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Dear All, We @  has arranged a much awaited Trekkers Paradise- Harishachandragad - Nalichi Waat Descend Trek & Moonlight Camping @ Kokankada on Saturday-Sunday 6-7th December 2014 ... Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy againBrief Introduction about Harishchandragad:Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)Grade:Tough+ThrillTime: ~ 2 hrs from  Pachnai/ 8 hrs from Belpada ... Base VillagesLocation: Nagar regionHarishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the Medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created…
  • Overnight Trek to Kalu Waterfall on 25-26 OCT 2014 by OneLife Adventa

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Trek detailsPlace: Kalu WaterfallRange: SahyadriDistrict: RaigadBase village: ThitabiDistrict: ThaneRegion: MalshejDifficulty Level: EasyEndurance Level EasyProgram-Day 01:10: 00 P.M: Assemble at meeting point in Dadar station and start journey to Malshej ghat.Day 02:01: 00 A.M: Reach base village Thitabi. Overnight at Thitabi School.05: 30 A.M: Wake up & Introduction round.06: 00 A.M: Breakfast at base village.07:00 A.M: Begin trek to Kalu waterfall.08:30 A.M: Reach below the 4th Patch. Rest & Fun time in waterfall.11:30 A.M: Start descent.01:00 P.M: Reach Thitabi for…
  • 1-Day Trek to Naneghat on 23 NOV 2014 by OneLife Adventa

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    About the fort: Naneghat (Marathi: ) is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range near Junnar in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. During the reign of the Satavahana (200 BCE–190 CE), the pass was extensively used as a trade route between Kalyan and Junnar. Literally, the name nane means "coin" and ghat means "pass". The name is given because this path was used as a tollbooth to collect toll from traders crossing the hills.Trek detailsPlace: NaneghatHeight: 2750 ftBase village: VaishakhareRange: SahyadriDistrict: ThaneRegion: MalshejDifficulty Level: EasyEndurance…
  • 1-Day Trek to Kalavantin Durg on 30 NOV 2014 by OneLife Adventa

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    ABOUT THE FORT:This fort is just opposite to Prabalgad. It is also visible from Mumbai-Pune highway. According to stories, the fort was built for a queen named Kalavanti. Steps leading up to the fort have been cut into the rock face of the hill. From the peak of this fort you can see a 360⁰ panoramic viewof Matheran, Chanderi, Peb, Ershal, and Karnala forts, and also the Mumbai city. The Adivasi People of Machi-Prabal village observe the custom of dancing on every Holi (Shimga) Festival at the top of Kalavantin fort. These people have a long-standing relationship with this fort and it has…
  • 1-Day Trek to Korigad on 9 NOV 2014 by OneLife Adventa

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    About Korigad: - The main attractions at Korigad are the two caves and two large ponds. A few temples [Korlaidevi temple and Ganesh temple] on the fort which have some good structure and carvings. This fort was incorporated by Shivaji Maharaj in his kingdom in the year 1657 along with other forts like Visapur, Lohgad, Tung, etc. Later in 1818 this fort went under the British Reign. DetailsHeight: 3050 ftRange: SahyadriDistrict: PuneLevel: EasyProgram-05: 30 A.M: Assemble at meeting point in Dadar and start journey to Pethshahpur. 09: 00 A.M: Breakfast at Pethshahpur.10:00 A.M: Begin trek.
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    India Briefing News

  • India’s Coal Industry Moves Towards Privatization Amidst Protests Trade Union Protests

    India Briefing
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    In an effort to improve the rate of coal production, the Indian government on Monday approved a decree that will denationalize its coal mining industry and open it up to privatization, but the country's trade unions have promised to strongly oppose the move. The post India’s Coal Industry Moves Towards Privatization Amidst Protests Trade Union Protests appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Understanding Income Tax Returns in India

    India Briefing
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    A number of high courts have ordered an extension of income tax returns to November 30 in order to have it coincide with the tax audit report deadline.In this article, we highlight some of the steps necessary for income tax returns, both for people wishing to meet the new deadline and as a general guide. The post Understanding Income Tax Returns in India appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Trade Talks with Finland to Enhance India’s Renewable Energies Sector

    India Briefing
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    India and Finland are set to sign a number of agreements this week in order to boost cooperation in several key industries. Finland’s status as a knowledge-based, clean technology economy is understood to be the main motivator behind the slew of deals, with India keen to reduce its carbon emissions. The post Trade Talks with Finland to Enhance India’s Renewable Energies Sector appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Ministry of Finance to Implement New Monetary Policy by New Year

    India Briefing
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    India’s Ministry of Finance has announced a new monetary policy framework to be put in place by the New Year. With details expected by December, the plans represent another attempt by India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reign in the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) control over the country's monetary policy. The post Ministry of Finance to Implement New Monetary Policy by New Year appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • Modi to Meet Zuckerberg to Boost Indian Internet Connectivity

    India Briefing
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will today wind up his two day visit to India with a meeting with Narendra Modi. Mr Zuckerberg is in New Delhi to address the first two-day long summit on “internet.org”, his ambitious project to bring connectivity to the world’s billions who live without. The post Modi to Meet Zuckerberg to Boost Indian Internet Connectivity appeared first on India Briefing News.
 
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    Fone Arena

  • Lenovo RocStar A319 music smartphone with Android 4.4 launched in India for Rs. 6499

    Srivatsan
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    Lenovo has launched RocStar A319, the company's latest music smartphone in the A series smartphones. It comes with Dolby Digital Plus technology for enhanced music listening experience, top-end earphones that offers better quality sound compared to standard earphones, Guvera Music App- Access to over 10 million songs. It has a 4-inch WVGA screen, powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat), has a 5-megapixel fixed focus rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It has dual SIM support, has 3G connectivity and packs a 1500mAh battery. It…
  • Philips i966 Aurora with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, YunOS 3.0 and 20.7MP camera announced

    Srivatsan
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Philips has unveiled Aurora i966, the company's latest flagship smartphone in China. It has a 5.5-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD display with 2.5D arc glass, slim bezels with 63.8% screen-to-body ratio and Corning gorilla glass protection, powered by a 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor with Adreno 330 GPU and runs on Alibaba's YunOS 3.0 based on Android. It has a 20.7-megapixel camera Sony IMX220 Exmor RS sensor with 6-element lens, f/1.8 aperture and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. It packs 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and a 3000 mAh battery.
  • HTC Android 5.0 Lollipop update timeline for devices revealed

    Sneha Bokil-Paranjape
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
    HTC has confirmed last week that Android 5.0 Lollipop update is coming to One (M7) and One  (M8) "within 90 days of receiving final software". Now, the company has extended the update to more of its devices, according to latest report from LlabTooFeR. The HTC One (M7) and (M8) remain the first in line for the update. Google Play  Edition versions of the handsets will receive an update in late November-December, as expected, and Sense based versions will see an update in January-February. Meanwhile, other devices like, HTC Desire EYE, HTC One Dual Sim, HTC One E8, HTC Butterfly 2 any many…
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus Benchmarks

    Srivatsan
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Apple launched the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus smartphones in India last week. We already brought you the unboxing and the photo gallery of the iPhone 6, Plus here we have its benchmarks. The Apple A8 chip in the iPhone 6 Plus has dual-core custom ARMv8 64-bit cores clocked at 1.4GHz per core . It is based on 20nm HKMG process, compared to 28nm on Apple A7 chip. This has quad-core PowerVR GX6450 GPU, more powerful compared to the PowerVR G6430 on the Apple A7 chip. Check out the benchmarks below. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMbDQu5IAos AnTuTu Benchmark 5 It scored 50705 points in the…
  • Google Play Music with Material Design leaked in screenshots

    Sneha Bokil-Paranjape
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    Google Play Music is gearing up to receive the Material Design feature from Android 5.0 Lollipop. Earlier this month, we saw Play Store receiving the update with revamped UI and bold use of color palette. Now, some leaked screenshots show the Material Design update for Google Play Music. We can see that Google has used bold colors even for the Play Music app. One of the first changes is the use of larger images for Album Art. The app now boasts of an orange theme that is seen on the status bar as well as few keys. Icons have now become small and the typography has changed. The hamburger menu…
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    Ubiquitense

  • Chennai–Bangalore–Hassan–Sakleshpur – Road Trip on Grande Punto

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

    Narendran V
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    Sometimes, I’m so content with the results from my iPhone 4s that I think twice before taking my heavy DSLR. Especially, the picture below, taken from the office (and through a dirty glass window) turned out to be pretty good – thanks to iPhone and Snapseed!Used a combination of Drama and HDR effects to enhance the image, and to add some green and orange punch. Loving it!
  • Dreamy Sunday Morning [PIC]

    Narendran V
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    And, this was one dreamy Sunday morning…Taken with an iPhone 4S
  • The lone road – iPhone Wallpaper

    Narendran V
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Somewhere in Austin, TX…Taken with an iPhone 4SDownload the original photo below (right-click, save-as):
  • 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…
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    The Better India

  • They Show Us How To Celebrate The Festival Of Light, Not Sound.

    TBI Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    The festival of lights is just around the corner. Who doesn’t like to celebrate Diwali? But is it essential to have the smoke, noise, waste? Is there a better and more responsible way to celebrate? Watch these young and old help you bring back the essence of Diwali. Shared by: Aniket Jaiswal. The video is a collaboration of Old Delhi Films with Gurmeet Sapal Productions.
  • This Amputee Is Cycling Through Some Of India’s Toughest Routes To Help Differently Abled Athletes

    Shreya Pareek
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    Aditya Mehta met with an accident five years ago. But this did not stop him from following his passion to cycle his way through some of the toughest routes of India. Not only this, he is also helping several para-athletes with technical and personal support. Know more about the wonders he has been doing. “I was the naughtiest kid in my family. Once I failed in Telugu and, scared of getting a bashing from my dad, I ran away to Goa with my classmates,” Aditya Mehta recalls. Coming from a business family, he had a strong inkling towards business. He started a textile…
  • She Was 12 Years Old When She Invented An Adjustable Walker To Help Climb Stairs

    Shreya Pareek
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    Moved by the difficulties her grandfather faced, Shalini Kumari invented a walker that ultimately landed her in NIF-India’s league of winners. A walker to help the physically weak climb stairs was designed by her when she was only in class 9! Read further to know about her invention’s journey from an idea to a product in the market. Shalini Kumari’s grandfather, who loved spending time on his terrace garden, became dependent on a walking aid when he met with an accident. Unable to walk without a support, he was restricted to the ground floor and could not go for a daily walk in his…
  • Volunteers And Locals Are Coming Together For North-East Flood Relief. You Can Help Too!

    Rahul Anand
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    Floods in Assam and Meghalaya , the result of a sudden cloud burst, have resulted in more than 100 casualties till now. Around 2000 villages are still submerged. These teams of volunteers have joined forces with local ground partners to support victims of the flood affected areas in the North East. Here’s how you can come forward to help and spread the word. Floods and earthquakes are some of the most devastating, cataclysmic events of nature. Just recently, India was grappling with the J&K floods where the state of Jammu and Kashmir was up against the worst natural calamity the…
  • A 3-Year-Old Rape Victim Gets Justice

    Shreya Pareek
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    Delhi High Court gave a landmark judgement in a 3-year-old minor girl’s rape case by overruling the judgement of Dwarka District Court to acquit the accused. Not only this, Delhi HC also asked the state government to bear all medical expenses of the child’s treatment and considered trial of minor victims in a more considerable way in future. Here is all you need to know about the case.  Monday, October 14, 2014 saw a landmark judgement when Delhi High Court overruled the earlier judgement passed by Dwarka District Court of acquitting the accused in the rape case of a three year…
 
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    Parsi Khabar

  • The Capital City

    arZan
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Mumbai has its commercial roots in drug money. A profile of the City Just as one crosses the suburbs into Worli, Samudra Mahal juts up from the edge of Mumbai, casting its eye out into the Arabian Sea. It is one of those multi-storeyed buildings that go by the moniker of ‘landmark property’. A flat is an expensive thing to buy in the city anywhere. In south Mumbai, the prices are obscene and beyond the means of most Indians. But properties like Samudra Mahal set records. Last year, the company Borosil bought an apartment there paying around Rs 1.2 lakh per square foot; total cost: Rs 43…
  • Derangement takes on a scary dimension in Cyrus Mistry’s new book

    arZan
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Cyrus Mistry’s play Doongaji House (1977) won him the Sultan Padamsee Award, positioning him in the limelight when he was just 21. Despite this early claim to fame, Mistry has preferred to remain unobtrusive, a refreshing attribute at a time when promotional publicity and media hype (rather than intrinsic merit) appear to have become the primary stepping stones to literary “greatness”. Article by Vrinda Nabar, Hindustan Times Passion Flower: Seven Stories of Derangement is Mistry’s first collection of short stories and follows on two novels, The Radiance of Ashes…
  • Life of Balance: Dhan and Jehangir Palkhivala

    arZan
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Dhan Palkhivala, 86, & Jehangir Palkhivala, 50 South Mumbai’s most famous Iyengar yoga exponents, Dhan and Jehangir Palkhivala on how the ancient art helped them change lives Article by Reema Gehi | Times of India As she settles into a couch in the commodious living room of their Peddar Road apartment, yoga teacher Dhan Palkhivala slips into a reflective mood. The former advocate with the Bombay High Court has devoted 50 years to yoga, and touched many a life along the way. Throwing a loving gaze at son Jehangir, also a wellknown yoga practitioner, the 86-year-old says, “When…
  • Motherhood matters: Tehmulji’s Parsi Lying-In Hospital

    arZan
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    We unravel the history behind the crumbling Parsi Lying-In Hospital on Prescott Road Article by Meher Mirza | DNA India The Parsi Lying-In Hospital at Fort In the 19th century, young Parsi women were dying to give birth…literally. Back then, hospitals were unheard of and new mothers would be consigned to squalid ground floor rooms that were badly ventilated and unsanitary. Infant and maternal mortality rates were high. In 1895 though, that was to change. A committee of Parsi luminaries including Sorabji Shapurji Bengali, Sorabji Framji Patel, Nusserwanji Jehangir Wadia, Jamsetjee…
  • Architecture Beyond Platitude: Exhibition of Photography by Aspi Patel

    arZan
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    We are happy to note that good friend of Parsi Khabar, Aspi H. Patel will be exhibiting his photographs at the famous Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai next week ‘ARCHITECTURE BEYOND PLATITUDE’ Photographic Images through Line, Form, Texture and Colour Fine art photographer Aspi H. Patel displays his work at Jehangir Terrace Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 21st to 27th October 2014. His experiment with the Black & White Transparency film, on his first visit to New York in 2004, lead him to this refreshingly different and unusual perspective to Architectural Photography,…
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    HeadStart Network Foundation

  • 3D Printing @ Startup Saturday Kolkata, October 2014

    Team Headstart
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    Just after our very successful September 2014 event, which had speakers like Supreeta Singh (Head PR @ Park Hotel) & Navonil Das (aka Nil, from Dev R Nil), when we started planning the October Edition. We knew we had a very challenging task at hand. The event was to be organised on 11th October, just after the Durga Puja vacation. We anticipated that, most people would be on leave/vacation, making it tough to find attendees and speakers. So we started our work early, soon to be proved right. We were lacking logistics and few other components. It was 8th October and time was ticking…
  • Startup Saturday Jaipur- Sep 2014 Edition | Shared by Paresh

    Team Headstart
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:20 am
    The SS Jaipur September edition was yet another blockbuster event. Courtesy : the comfortable ride of uber cabs ,the welcoming crowd of 120 participants, the amicable environment of LNMIIT College and the Enlightening speeches by all mentors on theme “Student Start up – Why Start Up Early?”. We had 3 participating startups sharing their learning and experiences in the healthcare domain, one Product demo, one expert speaker and one investor. The session was houseful and was pleasantly surprising to see so many startups. First we had Mr.Ankit Saraswat from Freedo.com talking about his…
  • SSHYD – Sep 2014 Edition on Healthcare | Summary by Srikanth

    Team Headstart
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    The SSHyd September edition was yet another blockbuster event. The theme was “Mobile apps/wearables for Healthcare”. We had 6 participating startups sharing their learning and experiences in the healthcare domain, one Product demo, one expert speaker and one investor. The session was houseful and was pleasantly surprising to see so many startups from Hyderabad in healthcare sector. It is essential to note here that we could not even get in touch with a few known and well established startups due to lack of bandwidth. Just shows the kind of ecosystem the Hyderabad city is churning.
  • Headstart Startup Saturday across 12+cities – September 2014

    Team Headstart
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Headstart Startup Saturday September Edition is on September 13th 2014, back with an amazing line up topics and speakers across 12+ cities in India. Below is a gist. To RSVP, click here: http://startupsaturday.headstart.in/ Headstart Startup Saturday is a monthly meet held on second Saturday of every month across 12+ cities. It is a sharing and discussion platform and facilitates networking. It is attended by aspiring entrepreneurs, early stage startups and entrepreneurial community of a particular city. Thus, the attendees get an opportunity to demo/launch their services /products and…
  • Introductory session on “Importance of Entrepreneurs in Ecosystem” – Rajkot| 26th July 2014

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

  • Draping India In Red: How The Government Has Gone Wrong In Tackling Maoist Violence

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    By Shahnaaz Zabi: In 2007, the enormous attack of the Maoists in Giridih, posing as CRPF jawans, claimed the lives of 17 people, including the son of Babulal Marandi, former chief minister of Jharkhand. An year back in 2006, the Maoists looted the main store of National Mineral Development Corporation in Chhattisgarh. In Bihar, a horde of Maoists planned a synchronized attack in a prison, freeing 341 of their jailed colleagues, and attacking the paramilitary camp, judge’s residence, district armoury, district court and the district police lines. A similar attack was synchronized in Orissa…
  • How A Checklist Can Save About 70,000 Mothers Dying Every Year In India

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    By Deepa Padmanaban: A 12-point checklist created for airline pilots to check human errors during flying inspired a similar list for Indian health workers, leading, in a test, to a drastic fall in the number of mothers who die during childbirth. The new health checklist, which includes simple procedures, such as washing hands and holding a baby close, is now being tested in one of India’s most backward states, a precursor to possible nationwide adoption. Photo Credit Our story unfolds through nursing midwife, Ishrawati (she uses only one name), a registered nurse at a primary health centre,…
  • I Was There After The Uttarakhand Floods In 2013, And Here’s Why That Image Stuck With Me

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Kirrat Sachdeva: Long weekends are a respite, especially if you have just started working and realized that you have lost a sense of control over your hours to function productively. Long weekends are opportunities for a getaway. Long weekends are mini-vacations. What I did not know was that a long weekend would acquaint me with a fear that I nestled latently for over a year. ‘The mountains were calling, but I couldn’t go’ The urban landscape is crammed with concrete matchboxes and innumerable vehicles. So, anything that is remotely aesthetically pleasing and natural is a…
  • Here’s What One Of The Biggest Slums In Asia Taught Me About Life And Happiness

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    By Anesa Kratovac: A few days ago, I got the opportunity to visit the Dharavi slum of Mumbai, and although I was reluctant about the whole idea of foreign spectators gaining access to a closed community and behaving like they are in some natural museum; upon learning that the proceeds of the tour are invested in education of the community’s youth, I came to think that the ends did justify the means. Dharavi is one of the biggest slums in Asia and one of the most densely populated slums in the world, with over 1 million people living in an area of a square mile. It is also located in prime…
  • What BJP’s Win In Haryana And Maharshtra Mean, And Why They Should Still Be Worried

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:31 am
    By Nishant Chhinkwani: On October 15, 2014, Legislative Assembly elections were held in Maharashtra and Haryana. The elections were much anticipated, especially in the eyes of the politically sagacious Indian, who loves to draw his own conclusion and announce an election result based on his political knowhow, with gusto and élan. Invariably, the logical Indian is proven wrong for most part, by the bizarre machinations of desi politics. The interesting thing, however, is that he springs up with unabashed enthusiasm, proclaiming his aptitude of understanding politics, on the tiniest thing he…
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    Indian Television

  • Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 Contestants Details

    Indian Television
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 Contestants – List of All the Contestants Indian TV Info Website already reported that Suvarna TV is Starting the Show Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 on next Monday. Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 is Starting 6th October 2014 at 8.00 P.M. You can check the contestants details of Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 from here. There are 10 contestants in the Show Pyate Hudgir Halli Life 2014. Contestants of Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 1, Akhila 2, Akshitha Gowda‬ 3, ‎Inchara Srinivas‬ 4, Deepthi Lava‬ 5, Ravika 6, Anvitha Rao 7, Ashwini S 8,…
  • 9X Jhakaas Presents Jhakaas Dream Diwali Partnered by Camlin

    Indian Television
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    9X Jhakaas Presents Jhakaas Dream Diwali Jhakaas Dream Diwali 9X Jhakaas, India’s first Marathi music channel, is celebrating Diwali in a unique way, with the kids from The Vatsalya Foundation orphanage. To give the kids from Vatsalya Foundation a Jhakaas Dream Diwali experience, 9X Jhakaas has partnered with actor and comedian, Siddharth Jadhav and Camlin India. As part of this initiative, Siddharth Jadhav will spend an entire day with the kids spreading smiles with food, games and also some by gifting them super cool merchandise from Camlin India. 9X Jhakaas will capture these…
  • Maharashtra & Haryana Assembly Elections Counting Day on CNN-IBN & IBN7

    Indian Television
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    Maharashtra & Haryana Assembly Elections 2014 Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2014 As the states of Maharashtra and Haryana along with the nation, awaits the verdict of the Assembly Elections on 19th October, CNN-IBN & IBN7 line up the most exhaustive programming for the Counting Day. After showcasing the Network’s prowess and brilliance during the coverage of General Elections 2014, the channels are now set to recreate the magic by bringing together the best team of journalists, finest panel of experts and unmatched television graphics. Commencing at 7am in the morning, this…
  • Vijay TV Deepavali 2014 Special Programs on 22 October 2014

    Indian Television
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Vijay TV Deepavali 2014 Programs Vijay TV Deepavali 2014 Vijay TV lights up the television screens this Diwali with an exclusive line-up of programmes featuring the top stars of Tamil cinema and Premiere of Block Buster movies. Diwali celebration starts with spiritual program of ‘Subrabatham’ at 0530 hrs. At 0730 hrs actor Sivakumar comes out with an interesting speech about “The issues faced by today’s youngsters in all perspectives”. At 0900 hrs VIJAY STARS will bring in the most popular faces of STAR Vijay together to celebrate the festival of lights with performances and…
  • International Premier Tennis League Rights With STAR Sports

    Indian Television
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    STAR Sports Acquires Rights To Telecast International Premier Tennis League – IPTL International Premier Tennis League Moving ahead with the philosophy of fostering a multi-sport culture in India, STAR Sports – India’s leading sports broadcaster has acquired the rights to telecast the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). The acquisition of IPTL rights is in line with the STAR Sports objective of fulfilling India’s growing appetite for non-cricketing sports such as Tennis, Hockey, Badminton and Kabaddi. The IPTL is slated to kick start from November 28, 2014. It is a key…
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    NextBigWhat

  • Munich Based B2X Acquires TSS, India Based Apple Service Partner

    NextBigWhat
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Munich based B2X Care Solutions , a provider of customer care solutions for smartphones has raised $15 Million in Series B funding and has acquired majority share in, The Service Solutions (TSS) in India. TSS is a technology enabled services company, currently one of the Apple Authorized Service Providers in India and provides managed care services to smartphone manufacturers across the world. Through this acquisition all TSS service stores will be rebranded as B2X Care Solutions. Moving forward, B2X will leverage TSS’s deep expertise and capabilities to transfer its existing SMARTBAR…
  • Funterior – An Augmented Reality App for Online Home Décor Purchase

    Sivaprasad Nair
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Online home décor shopping website mebelkart.com has launched their augmented reality app Funterior to help buyers get an idea of how their selected furniture would suit their home spaces. The app provides buyers an option to choose a home decor product of their choice from the Funterior catalogue, adjust it in their rooms through their mobile devices, get a look and feel of how it’s going to look in their living rooms and make an informed choice. The app also has features to click pictures and share them through popular social media websites. Funterior is intended at providing assistance…
  • 3D PanoX App By IndiaProperty.com Uses Smartphones To Enable Virtual Property Tour

    Sivaprasad Nair
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Indiaproperty.com recently launched the 3D PanoX app adding a new dimension to home search process. The app integrates print and the digital medium allowing builders to add new features to their regular print collateral’s like advertisements, brochures etc. Using their smartphone’s camera home buyers can now view a 3D virtual experience of the property.   All a user has to do is scan the logo of the project or the image on the brochure / advertisement using their smartphone camera and the 3D PanoX app will give them 3D visualization of the whole project along with Panoramic…
  • From KBC on DOS To Creating Flat.to : An Entrepreneur’s Journey

    Sivaprasad Nair
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    Flat.to is a service which helps students find accommodation and roommates. Gaurav Munjal, a software engineer from Mumbai, is the Co-Founder & CEO of the company. Flat.to was acquired by real estate portal Commonfloor in April 2014 but works as an independent company. Flat.to now serves in Pune, Bangalore, Kota, Jaipur, Delhi, Chennai and Gurgaon. The team have several innovative features like the Facebook Flatmate Finder and the Flatchat mobile app to their credit. Here is an interview with Gaurav Munjal on his journey from his schooling days to being the Founder and CEO of Flat.to.
  • Cognalys – An Indian App For International Mobile Number Verification

    Sivaprasad Nair
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Cognalys is a professionally developed International mobile number verification toolkit for Android. Cognalys verifies the user’s mobile number irrespective of the App user’s location or country, very quickly and securely, using the missed call system. The App also enables data capture i.e. the Cognalys library will capture the hardware/software details like IMEI, MCC, MNC, Model Number, Brand Name etc. It will also fetch the latest location information of the App User. Mobile phone number verification is usually done through SMS gateway or through self SMS. Both these methods are…
 
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    All India News

  • Making A Successful Digital Marketing Campaign

    Malvika
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    When you are looking to establish your business and achieve the right reputation, you will have to rely on marketing. Marketing is the core aspect that breathes life into a firm. These days, with most firms having taken to online business; digital marketing has assumed gargantuan importance. However, digital marketing isn’t the easiest of fields to flourish. The amount of competition that exists in this field is whopping and it takes special to stand out from the ordinary. Here, we will explore some of the key ways by which your digital marketing campaign can stand out and push your firm up…
  • Updates: Asian Games 2014.

    Malvika
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Dipika Pallikal gets 5th bronze medal for India in Asian Games 2014. Saurav Ghosal creates history by reaching finals of Squash Singles in Asian Games 2014 Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal scripted history on the squash court, while shooters also continued to deliver medals as India bagged two more bronze Narender Grewal assures India a medal after reaching Men’s Sanda -60kg semifinals   The post Updates: Asian Games 2014. appeared first on All India News.
  • Deepika Padukone’s Recent Controversy

    Malvika
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Actress Deepika Padukone posted her final word on the ‘cleavage row’ on Facebook last week, writing ‘for me, the topic ends here’ in a piece titled ‘My Point of View.’ Her opponent, however, is unwilling to let things rest. The leading daily that Deepika has squared off against has published a second post in its own defence accusing the actress of ‘hypocrisy.’ The tweet that started the row:: http://movies.ndtv.com/bollywood/deepika-padukone-dont-talk-about-women-empowerment-if-you-dont-respect-women-663736 In her Facebook post, Deepika stressed…
  • Salman feels that Modi deserves to get some more time to prove himself

    Malvika
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    Salman Khan was among the very few Bollywood actors who were invited for PM Modi’s swearing in ceremony at New Delhi. Now that our new PM is facing a lot of criticism within 100 days of the formation of his government, Salman feels that he deserves to get some more time to prove himself. “It has been just 100 days now; let’s give him some more time – everyone deserves it. He is working from morning to night along with his team. People don’t want to take responsibility here. I challenge everyone who is criticising him to first become a chairperson of their hosuing…
  • Jammu and Kashmir Floods Information

    Malvika
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    Emergency Army Helpline:(+91) 011-23019831 · (+91) 011-23322045 Home Ministry Helpline:(+91) 011-23093054 · (+91) 011-23092763 NDRF Control Room:(+91) 011-26107953 · (+91) 0-9711077372 The post Jammu and Kashmir Floods Information appeared first on All India News.
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    Tamil Brahmins

  • சிர்ரர்த்த நியமம்

    Rajappa nkl
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    சிரார்த்தத்தில் ப்ராமனார்தம் சாப்பிடும்... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Super Singer Junior - Mimicry by T. Rajendar

    P.J.
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    *Super Singer Junior - Mimicry by T. Rajendar* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ija9SdWyvfc [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Anegan - Official Teaser

    P.J.
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    *Anegan - Official Teaser * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wokDxGMsRSc Anegan starring Dhanush, Karthik & Amyra Dastur in Harris Jayaraj's ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • One minute Horror Movie

    P.J.
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    *One minute Horror Movie* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNQIdEv-Emo [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Black money names will embarrass Congress, says Arun Jaitley

    P.J.
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    *Black money names will embarrass Congress, says Arun Jaitley * Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday defended the Narendra Modi... [[ 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....

  • Finding the Devi in the Mundane

    Raj
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    The nine nights of the Devi, a time to dive deep and experience the presence of the all pervading, scintillating energy. A time to wake up to this awe-inspiring presence. For those who find the journey within difficult, the ancient rishis had a simple solution; to find her presence in the very mundane. The Devi they said can be found in One’s intelligence, memory and reflection. In hunger, thirst and sleep too. So too in activity, power and riches; In faith and very much in the doubt  is her  unmistakable  presence. If you have experienced compassion, forgiveness, peace and…
  • The Thousand Names

    Raj
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each one, beautifully juxtaposed, like a garland of scented flowers; ebbing and flowing, in a rhythm like a mountain river, penned with deep love, kindling love and devotion, the thousand names not enough to describe the infinite attributes of the Radiant One! Chanted and heard by millions and millions in the timeless, recurring cycles of manifestation and dissolution of the yugas. As the white light dispersing from a prism forms a rainbow; the Names, a constant reminder of the underlying presence of Divinity in this colorful, pulsating, Universe. As the rainbow gets recomposed and merges…
  • Timeless Principles of Leadership

    Raj
    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

    Raj
    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.

    Raj
    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…
 
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  • Aditya Birla Group Bids For Lafarge-Holcim Assets

    Nandini Sanyal
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    India's diversified Aditya Birla Group has submitted a bid for the Brazilian and the Philippine assets of cement industry leaders Lafarge and Holcim, two persons directly involved in the transaction said.Lafarge and Holcim have drawn up a list of assets they plan to sell worldwide that accounts for some 3.5 billion euros ($4.5 billion) of annual sales and 10,000 workers worldwide to get the regulator's go-ahead for their planned merger.The Birla group will compete with several industry consortia and private equity groupings that have been formed to pursue a deal for the assets, which could be…
  • No More LAC Of Interest

    Nandini Sanyal
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    It is strategically located in the meandering piece of land that connects the two Americas. Panama not only connects the two Americas, its eponymous canal also connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Apart from connecting two continents and two oceans, Panama is at the heart of the grand possibility of bringing two huge emerging markets together. India and Latin America are poised to escalate their trade and investment linkages and Panama could play a crucial role here too. A direct flight to Panama could help India connect with key markets in central and southern America.As the…
  • Coal Ordinance Leaves A Lot Unsaid

    Nandini Sanyal
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    The recent announcement by the union government on coal auctions is a baby-step compared to what is required in the sector to push growth.It was hoped that following the landmark Supreme Court judgement cancelling 214 coal mining licences last month, the first announcement by the government would have some grounding in concrete realities.Unfortunately, the ordinance approved for end-user based e-auctioned mines by the Union Cabinet on Monday – October 20, leaves a lot unsaid.“The ordinance shows the intent to go on to auction mines, but the auctioning policy is yet to be…
  • Coal Ordinance Leaves A Lot Unsaid

    Nandini Sanyal
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    The recent announcement by the union government on coal auctions is a baby-step compared to what is required in the sector to push growth.It was hoped that following the landmark Supreme Court judgement cancelling 214 coal mining licences last month, the first announcement by the government would have some grounding in concrete realities.Unfortunately, the ordinance approved for end-user based e-auctioned mines by the Union Cabinet on Monday – October 20, leaves a lot unsaid.“The ordinance shows the intent to go on to auction mines, but the auctioning policy is yet to be…
  • Coal Ordinance Leaves A Lot Unsaid

    Nandini Sanyal
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    The recent announcement by the union government on coal auctions is a baby-step compared to what is required in the sector to push growth.It was hoped that following the landmark Supreme Court judgement cancelling 214 coal mining licences last month, the first announcement by the government would have some grounding in concrete realities.Unfortunately, the ordinance approved for end-user based e-auctioned mines by the Union Cabinet on Monday – October 20, leaves a lot unsaid.“The ordinance shows the intent to go on to auction mines, but the auctioning policy is yet to be…
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    Mumbai Ready Reckoner

  • NGO Bigger Than Life football tournament @ Bandra 15th Nov 2014

    sam
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Guys please note this event is to put a smile on underprivileged children if you think you could share some of your happiness with others who are less fortunate please do something to help........For the very first time, Bigger Than Life is organizing a football tournament called the BFL (BiggerThanLife Football League) for all its 4 locations children and volunteers. Yes, it will be a mixed team of girls and boys of all age groups. The theme is Respect and Unity - based on our new Mission Statement (To love unconditionally, To serve wholeheartedly, To work in unity).Those who would like to…
  • The Farmers Market every sunday 12th oct 2014 onwards

    sam
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
    The Farmers’ Market connects Mumbai with organic farmers across Maharashtra. You will now be able to buy fresh, organically certified, fruits and vegetables directly from farmers every Sunday.The Farmers’ Market also features new and exciting organic & earth-friendly trade, workshops for kids, live performances & a natural cafe.
  • The Lil Flea, 4th & 5th October, Bandra Reclamation Ground, Bandra West, Bombay

    sam
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    After a very successful edition in April, Mumbai's happiest flea market is coming back to Bandra once again..!!And this time its looking to be bigger, better and brighter!There are almost 200 highly creative pop-up shops,A pop-up Cafe with 25 varieties of foods,Over 7 live bands and songwriters,Open Mic Poetry & Comedy through the day,Drum Circle with Anand Bhagat,Poi Performances by MadPoi,Hula Hoop, Dreamcatchers, Djembe, Photography & Mobile Film Making WorkshopsFlash Parades by Govandi Slum Kids & Capoeira with Succuri,Short Films by Shamiana Film ClubLive Art for Kashmirand a…
  • The Bazaar Portrait - ethnographic photography workshop 24th /25th / 26th October

    sam
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:49 pm
    An interactive workshop on interpreting and documenting communities, spaces and cultures using portraits in photography. We'll be using portraiture in a heritage area to bring out the larger essence of a place and its people, and developing new ways of seeing in the process. Part of the Collage Collective's ‘Bazar Art’ series, this experiential learning workshop will cover the intersection points of environmental portraiture, street photography and documentary ethnography in urban heritage areas. There will be an emphasis on developing a personal photographic style and observation,…
  • Special Lectures at Khagol Mandal on "India's Mars Mission" ! 24 Septmeber 2014

    sam
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    To mark the day of arrival of Indian Mission at Mars Khagol Mandal announces special lecture and discussion on "India's Mars Mission"Date: 24 Septmeber 2014, WednesdayTime: 1900 to 2030 hrs.Theme: India's first interplanetary mission: Mars Orbiter MissionVenue: Khagol Mandal, 5th Floor, Sadhana Vidyalaya, Near Sion Station, SionThe talk will be followed up by open discussion. For basic reading go through ISRO MOM website and also the presentation available on the site.http://www.isro.org/mars/mission-profile.aspxhttp://www.khagolmandal.com/
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    AmreekanDesi

  • For a Nobel Cause

    amreekandesi
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:40 pm
    There have been many immortal gestures of love and peace in human history. Shahjahan building Tajmahal for his wife. Gandhi ji leading peaceful marches straight into the waiting lathis of evil British occupiers. Rocky going to Russia, beating their robot of a boxer, winning over the commies and helping end the Cold War. Shahrukh Khan traveling to Punjab to woo Kajol in DDLJ. Heart-warming stories of how the human spirit overpowers hatred and cruelty to spread love all around. There’s a new one. The Nobel foundation has conferred this year’s Peace prize to Pakistan’s Malala and India’s…
  • Open Letter to Modi ji

    amreekandesi
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Modi ji, Modi ji, Modi ji, Last night, as I watched you address the United Nation General Assembly in Hindi, my chest swelled with pride. It was so refreshing to see someone showing respect to our culture and trying to instill a sense of national pride among Indians who suffer from a major colonial hangover. A nation where traffic police wallahs waive off offenders if they shout at them in English, where parents of toddlers fret that their otherwise perfect child only knows five-hundred English words, where the valet at a car park would refuse to park your Alto if you speak in Hindi. You are…
  • Dear Bollywood, Be A Sport

    amreekandesi
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am
    Year after year, it is the same story. India goes to the Olympics and gets lesser medals than the number of hit movies involving Uday Chopra. India goes to the Asian Games and gets overshadowed by China. The only event where we seem to get some respect is the Commonwealth Games, and that too only because China never got pwned by the British. Why? Why must we bear this disappointment of not being good in sports when we have a treasure trove of sports-persons right here. I was reading the newspaper and getting depressed about our sports performance. And then i turned the page and saw THIS. I…
  • Open Letter to Bilawal Bhutto

    amreekandesi
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Dear Bilawal ji, Pehle to wish you a very happy birthday. 26! Such a special age. Reminds me too of the time when i was young and stupid, though maybe not this much. As a special gift for your happy day, you are trending on social media and every Indian is talking about you. How’s that for neighborly love? Say thanks. Where are your manners, yaar? I heard THAT video clip with great interest. The one where you said that you will make sure that you get every inch of Kashmir for Pakistan. Boss, such determination at this young age is something to be proud of. You should pat your back for…
  • An Open Letter to Priyanka Gandhi

    amreekandesi
    29 Apr 2014 | 1:52 am
    Dear Mrs Vadra, You are amazing. Just look at you. That nice cotton saree. Glowing complexion. Skin so white that you could be in a Fair and Lovely ad. You’re like Indira ji reborn as a Fab India dressed angel out to save India from evil communal forces. You’ve taken on the big bad man, and how. The whole nation is revitalized. Your party is revitalized. I feel so revitalized that I have stopped taking my Revital. And thanks to you, we no longer have to listen to your brother make a mess of the art of public speaking. [On that note, it may be time to enroll him in a Toastmasters program.
 
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    The India Investment Post (earlier india.advantages.us)

  • Bank Earnings Season 2Q-FY2015: NII ramps up 23% to INR 5.5 Bln

    zyakaira
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
    Fee income growth as we have often remarked here remains at a standstill for the bank even as that creates a pressure on the topline as market sensitivities ensure the bank approaches a lending income based operating model, ramping up Interest income (NII) on lending spreads to INR 5.5 Bln for a $1.25 Bln quarter. With growth in deposits tamping down growth in Interest Expenses, NII has been boosted by increasing spreads on an already large base, with gross spreads for the Bank/HDFC at 226 basis points (not this quarter’s data) on any incremental borrowing over low cost deposits The…
  • India Morning Report: A flurry of results line the way for future assessment

    zyakaira
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Markets at an inflection  point, the new to-be investors are unlikely to be impressed easily with double digit topline growth even as Net Profit contionues to grow at 20% for the best of the best in the set of winning companies , including HDFC Bank which actually beat topline and bottomline benchmarks continuoiusly and is completing a technical merger uncapping a lot of value in the stock. Kotak Mahindra reports tomorrow with no real growth while HDFC also completes the reportage for HDFC -HDFC Bank tomorrow PNB results will also move the markets but it is going to be very flat today, and…
  • India Morning Report: The Perfect dust up to the perfect storm!

    zyakaira
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Here we are all happily along for the ride a week before Diwali, markets enjoying a respite with Banknifty smiling all the way on Friday and Pharma and Energy stocks responding to the new rush (having corrected in the profit-taking and decided a new list of winners) and diesel deregulation(which the Center can farm well in Modi’s stewardship as a great policy decision that brought down prices) PSU banks following the upswing of last week for a change at value levels, Bankex thus able to respond in kind on where Banknifty scored on Friday The market ofcourse has no intention to go past…
  • India Morning report: Nifty after another midweek “holiday”, at below 7800

    zyakaira
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    One’s economy has definitely reached a new level of Financing challenges when easy consumer credit at 10-30% (quite a range) becomes the mainstay of Financial services business expansion. That said, these are early days in the recovery andit is not probably a sign of worry yet despite consumption having kickstarted proceedings while we wait for investment to turnaround and all the discussion of stalled projects in infrastructure and non infra sectors. The FIIs have definitely flown out if they could and I still believe most of the new stock iof investments prima facie has no reason to…
  • India Morning Report: DLF down and out, Rupee moves below 61!

    zyakaira
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    The DLF saga, not a corporate minion by any standard, will be the litmus test to judge India corporate governance. Despite being a real estate ( and censured/sanctioned for a under the table real estate deal in an obscure subsidiary – by product of a still elaborate going clean exercise before IPO) denizen, the company continues to enjoy much better brand equity and corporate governance reputation scores than a UB or many other blue chips in the India space comparable to Infosys. DLF plans to reduce balance sheet debt are definitely hit for the next couple of years. (the SEBI action…
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    TradingWala

  • I Forecast First, Goldman Sachs & Others Later!

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    I Forecast First, Goldman Sachs & Others Later! is a post from: TradingWala which is a trading blog on technical analysis and trading strategies of stocks, commodities & forex in Indian and... Join me for free newsletters and don't miss a single trading strategy!!!
  • New Posts on Trading Strategies SOON!

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    New Posts on Trading Strategies SOON! is a post from: TradingWala which is a trading blog on technical analysis and trading strategies of stocks, commodities & forex in Indian and Global market New... Join me for free newsletters and don't miss a single trading strategy!!!
  • Who Will Get The Banking Licenses By The RBI?

    admin
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Who Will Get The Banking Licenses By The RBI? is a post from: TradingWala which is a trading blog on technical analysis and trading strategies of stocks, commodities & forex in Indian and Global... Join me for free newsletters and don't miss a single trading strategy!!!
  • How To Trade EURUSD?

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    25 Jan 2014 | 12:19 pm
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  • Short Term SELL Trade In Copper

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    4 Nov 2013 | 10:39 am
    Short Term SELL Trade In Copper is a post from: TradingWala which is a trading blog on technical analysis and trading strategies of stocks, commodities & forex in Indian and Global market Short Term... Join me for free newsletters and don't miss a single trading strategy!!!
 
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    Reflections

  • India, Pakistan and The West

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    India and the Pakistan problem... I have been hearing a lot on the streets from people - the final solution, or words to that effect. We Indians are now getting tired of the constant violence. It is a common strand of discussion here among normal civilian citizens- let us finish Pakistan once and for all. Ek Jung- one war, end it all. Aar yaa paar ki jung. A last fight to the bloody finish with Pakistan.Or, it is a fervent advise to the Government  that we should be more assertive militarily, and strike the terror outfits operating from within Pakistan, or statements to that…
  • Do We Really Want Change {Part-2} : Our Cultural History Of Tolerance

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    This is the 4th article in the reality series, and is the second part of the article Do We Really Want Change?The sad reality of growing intolerance is readily seen in Modern India in any number of facets of Modern Life. While it can be argued, and argued with conviction that intolerance is a fact of Modern Life regardless of nationality, the fact remains that this is a truism in India - a nation known not for intolerance, but for  the exact opposite. And that is what makes it an especially sad reality. While the divides that pervade modern life in India are a subject…
  • WhatsApped!

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    THE PROBLEM STATEMENTThe title says it all. WhatsApped! That is exactly what I was, as I noted 1086 messages on my mobile one fine day. I was flabbergasted, and literally stunned, and more than a little irritated. I have seen 100 messages, 200, and even 300 in a day. But 1000 messages? That is much too much, any which way you look at it. There is simply no way I was going to read all 1086 messages, that much was certain. Then my mind turned to my own addiction to WhatsApp - and I realised I was part of the problem, not a victim. I was both the problem as well as the victim of overload -…
  • India-Pakistan : Joining Hearts Vs Pointed Guns

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    JOINING HEARTS VS POINTED GUNS : THE DEBATE CONTINUESArticle in India Today : Pointed GunsArticle in Times Of India : Joining HeartsAn effort of peace, of bridging the gap, in the backdrop of blazing guns... and not the first, either. I was part of one such initiative : Jodey Dilon Ko, which was an interesting experience. In this post, I had observed : "Will this interaction {culture + trade} bridge the divide? All that lies in the future, and depends upon a peaceful coexistence between the two of us, devoid of terrorist attacks, and cross-border violence. That is the core, the…
  • Reality Series - 3 : Do We Really Want Change {Part 1}?

    4 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Do we, as a nation and as a people, do we really want positive change? Do we Indians really want to tackle the ills that plague our society, our polity; thereby creating an even more vibrant and forward looking society than we currently have? And do we Indians really care enough to walk the extra mile that is required for us to change? Most critically, do we Indians have the intelligence, awareness, the knowledge and the guts required to face upto our problems and our weaknesses?Why are we so gullible, for starters? I admit that we Indians are a highly emotional culture, and thus adulation is…
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    NewsYaps

  • Bihar shutdown disrupts rail, road traffic

    Team NewsYaps
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Image courtesy: News 18 Patna: A shutdown in Bihar on Tuesday to protest the arrest of three men for the alleged gang rape of six Mahadalit women has hit rail and road traffic, police said. The shutdown was called by the Akhil Bharatiya Rashtrawadi Kisan Sanghathan. Hundreds of activists headed by slain Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh’s son Indu Bhusan disrupted road traffic and blocked railway tracks, affecting half a dozen trains. “Protestors forcibly stopped Jan-Sadharan Express and Patna-Pune Express at Ara railway station for hours,” an official said. Bhojpur…
  • Mushroom farming to be promoted in urban areas: NHB

    Team NewsYaps
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Image Courtesy: Farm Flavor New Delhi: To promote mushroom farming in urban and peri-urban residential areas, the National Horticulture Board (NHB) Tuesday said it is working out on a feasibility study to permit mushroom crops on roof tops. According to the NHB, it is in consultation with ministry of non-conventional energy sources to work out a feasibility study to grow mushroom crops on roof tops in urban and peri-urban residential areas. “In near future residential localities, including commercial complexes, would have numerous solar panels installed on them for energy generations in…
  • E-business modernising rail travel in India

    Team NewsYaps
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    Image Courtesy: English Club New Delhi: Gazing at the far-away tracks searching for signs of train arrivals might bring in nostalgic memories as a host of e-companies are providing everything from tracking minute-by-minute locomotive locations to details of taxi availability or the best deals at hotels to make rail journey in India a more pleasant and less taxing experience. Be it the last-minute confirmation of the PNR status to a heavy-hearted goodbye, apps are making life easy for travellers on the Indian Railways network and it’s not just the private players but also e-commerce…
  • Don’t think Pritam is honest: Natasa Stankovic post-eviction

    Team NewsYaps
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:58 am
    Image courtesy: India-Forums Mumbai: Serbian model-actress Natasa Stankovic, the latest one to be evicted from “Bigg Boss 8″ house, holds no hard feelings against any housemate but she dislikes the energies of some. “I don’t like Sonali’s (Sonali Raut) energy. Pritam (Pritam Singh) is very active, cracks jokes but I don’t think he is being honest,” she said. “Bigg Boss” clocks highest TRP ratings mainly for controversies, acrimonious fights and verbal abuse. Natasa feels she was evicted so soon because she was not involved in any drama or…
  • Captain Dhoni rested, Kohli to lead India

    Team NewsYaps
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    Image Courtesy: NDTV Hyderabad: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was rested for the first three of the five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against Sri Lanka, starting Nov 2, while explosive batsman Virat Kohli was named the stand-in skipper of the 15-man squad selected Tuesday. The Sandeep Patil-led All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met here to decide the team. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin returned to the squad after being rested for the West Indies series while left-arm tweaker Kuldeep Yadav, included in the squad for the Windies…
 
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    The American Bazaar

  • Indian vocalist Kaushiki Chakrabarty to perform at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    In conjunction with upcoming exhibition on India. By The American Bazaar Staff NEW YORK: In a rare New York appearance, the virtuoso Indian vocalist Kaushiki Chakrabarty will perform a lyrical program displaying the exquisitely rich vocal traditions of south and north India at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on November 14. Kaushiki Chakraborty ‘Masters of Indian Music: Kaushiki Chakrabarty’ is a special one-night-only performance presented in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection’, according to a press release. Complementing the…
  • Ashish Avikunthak’s innovative film ‘Rati Chakravyuh’ to be screened at the Aicon Gallery in New York

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Screening marks film’s international premiere. By The American Bazaar Staff NEW YORK: Rati Chakravyuh, a new feature-length film by Ashish Avikunthak, will be screened at the Aicon Gallery in Manhattan, from October 22-November 1, and will mark its international premiere, after opening in Kolkata and Mumbai. The film, comprised of a single 105-minute shot, centers around the continuous conversation of six young newlywed couples and a priestess after a mass wedding. Made entirely in Bengali, Rati Chakravuyh develops a complex and intense narrative through its meditation on an unbroken…
  • Indian American teenage siblings develop screening tools to detect lung, heart cancer

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Ilina, Medha Krishen study in Michigan. By The American Bazaar Staff WASHINGTON, DC: Two Indian American high school students in Michigan, sisters Ilina and Medha Krishen, have developed screening tools using electronic stethoscopes to detect lung and heart disease. Krishen and Medha Krishen The sisters will present their findings at CHEST 2014 in Austin, Texas next week, according to a press release. Ilina Krishen became aware of the dangers of smoking and chemical air pollution when she saw the effects of lung disease on family members. Curious to find a way to detect early lung damage in…
  • Indian American scientist Prabhas Moghe leads imaging method to detect cancer earlier

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Moghe and his team got a $2.2 million grant. By The American Bazaar Staff NEW YORK: A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University led by an Indian American researcher could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies. Prabhas Moghe The potentially lifesaving technique uses nanotechnology to reveal small cancerous tumors and cardiovascular lesions deep inside the body. It is showing promise in early tests by Rutgers researchers in the schools of engineering and…
  • Indian American endodontist Chad Gehani appointed Trustee, American Dental Association

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Gehani is based in New York City. By The American Bazaar Staff NEW YORK: Dr. Chad P. Gehani, D.D.S., a Jackson Heights, New York-based endodontist, was recently installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Gehani’s installation took place in San Antonio at the ADA’s 155th Annual Meeting, according to a press release.   Chad Gehani Gehani will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the Second District, which encompasses New York State. The ADA Board formulates and reviews policies and programs and makes recommendations to the members of the ADA’s…
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    India's Endangered

  • Sanctuary Watch: Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Santuary, Assam

    Shilpi Gemawat
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
    A fortnightly focus on one of the many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of India Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, erstwhile known as Hollongapar Reserve Forest is so named after the major species of trees found here, Hollong (Dipterocarpus macrocarpus) which form the ideal habitat for the only apes found in India, the endangered ...Read the Rest
  • £1m Project Launched to save the Royal Bengal Tiger in India

    Shilpi Gemawat
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    India is one of last remaining abodes of the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger. Only 1706 of this big cat survive in India which means there is just one tiger for every 7, 62,016 people. However, the growing human population has also increased the constant encounters of the wild predator and humans giving rise to frequent ...Read the Rest
  • First Flock of Amur Falcons Arrive in Nagaland

    Atula Gupta
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
    The early morning hubbub in Pangti village of Nagaland’s Wokha district came to a standstill when the villagers stopped to greet the first flock of Amur Falcons arriving in the North eastern state. The 100 or so birds arrived on 8th October, marking the beginning of this year’s migration season. What was once a death ...Read the Rest
  • New Species of Wolf Snake Discovered in India

    Ramya Naresh
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    India gets a new species of snake and the state of Odisha lends its name to this new snake! In a delightful news for snake lovers across the world a wolf snake found in India’s eastern state of Odisha (Orissa, formerly) has added to the growing list of new species discovery. The snake has been ...Read the Rest
  • India’s Tiger Protection Squad Ensures Zero Poaching in Maharashtra Reserve

    Ramya Naresh
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    “Tyger, tyger, burning bright,” wrote William Blake in his famed poem. And now it appears that thanks to a dedicated team belonging to the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF), tigers will once again shine bright in the forests of Maharashtra. The expertise of these trained hands was on display in February at the Ashta village ...Read the Rest
 
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    Indilens ! Insights of India

  • It’s not just about Muslims: Here is the real reason for RSS fear of Hindu-Muslim romance

    umain
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    This report is prepared by umain for Indilens New Delhi, Ajaz Ashraf(FP): The current debate on love jihad focuses primarily on how the notion of patriarchy seeks to control a woman’s choices and her body. This is apart from noting how it harnesses inter-religious marriages to propagate Hindutva through a stoking of sentiments against Muslims. It’s not just about Muslims: Here is the [...] The post It’s not just about Muslims: Here is the real reason for RSS fear of Hindu-Muslim romance appeared first on Indilens
  • Ugly Indian patriot: foreigner refuses to stand for national anthem; mob thrashes Indian friend

    Mixi Babul
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens New Delhi, Adrija Bose (FP): It seems not standing up for the national anthem at a theatre is the new ‘supporting Maoists’ or ‘drawing offensive cartoons’–because if you choose to sit through it, you will be abused, beaten and like one man in Kerala found out recently – even accused of sedition. Ugly Indian patriot: [...] The post Ugly Indian patriot: foreigner refuses to stand for national anthem; mob thrashes Indian friend appeared first on Indilens
  • Oil India Limited facing problems from local bodies

    Mixi Babul
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Guwahati(Assam Tribune): Recently a US-based multinational company engaged by the OIL and ONGCL held interviews for a few posts, but they were flooded with letters of recommendations from different organisations, including the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), All Tai Ahom Students’ Union, AJYCP, Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad, Brihattar Asomiya Yuba Mancha, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Parishad, [...] The post Oil India Limited facing problems from local bodies appeared first on Indilens
  • Manipuri youth pushed off train and dies from Dibrugarh-Yesvantpur Express

    Mixi Babul
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Guwahati: A Manipur student identified as Soram Kanta (25), son of S Budhi of Luker Maning Leikai died after being pushed from a running train, allegedly by fellow passengers of Dibrugarh-Yesvantpur Express (15902), in West Bengal on October 19. Family members of the victim informed that he boarded the train from Dimapur on October 17 [...] The post Manipuri youth pushed off train and dies from Dibrugarh-Yesvantpur Express appeared first on Indilens
  • BJP Leader ML Khattar new Chief Minister of Haryana

    Mixi Babul
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Chandigarh: Close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former RSS pracharak Manohar Lal Khattar chosen as new chief minister of Haryana. BJP Leader ML Khattar new Chief Minister of Haryana In the legislative party meeting, attended by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and party vice president Dinesh Sharma, who have been appointed [...] The post BJP Leader ML Khattar new Chief Minister of Haryana appeared first on Indilens
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    Lahore Dispatch

  • Making peace with India is not an act of cowardice

    Muhammad Irfan
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    By  Ahson Saeed Hasan Too much has happened in the South Asia over the past few weeks. PM Sharif’s lackluster performance at the UN versus an awe-inspiring reception that his Indian counterpart, Nirendra Modi, received during his recent visit to New York and Washington DC, the seemingly never-ending conflict over Kashmir and finally Malala Yusafzai […]
  • BISE Lahore Board Intermediate Part 1 Result 2014

    Zahid Kramet
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    BISE Lahore Board Intermediate Part 1 result 2014 is announced. You can now check out your result on this page. BISE Lahore Board Inter Part 1 result 2014 Enter Roll No Thousands of students appeared in intermediate part 1 examinations this year. These students belong to F.A,F.Sc, I.C.S, I.Com and general science groups. BISE Lahore inter part […]
  • India Defeats Pakistan in Asian Games 2014 Hockey Final

    Muhammad Irfan
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    India has won Asian Games 2014 Hockey final by defeating Pakistan on penalty strokes. The match remained level with 1-1 score till the end of match time. When it came to penalty shoot-outs, Indian goal keeper seemed to play at front foot. He walked through the opponent quite rapidly keeping an eye on his moves […]
  • ‘Naya Pakistan’ scares me!

    Muhammad Irfan
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    By Ahson S. Hasan I was sipping my morning coffee the other day when an email showed up in my Inbox containing a video URL forwarded by a ‘Pakistan watcher’, as the lingo goes around the Washington Beltway. It showed the ‘booting off’, ‘downloading’, ‘off-loading’ of Rahman Malik from a PIA plane. I watched the […]
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GREAT KHAN

    Muhammad Irfan
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    By Ahson Saeed Hasan Dear Imran Khan, I know you’ve been flooded with advice in the recent weeks and that your ears are sore listening all the noise around you. I understand that it’s quite crazy keeping tabs on each and every development that happens, especially when you are in the middle of all the […]
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  • His Ideals in Reflection...

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

  • It’s time for Diwali sweets!!

    swethadhaara
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    Diwali and sweets are synonymous… indian women get busy in preparing various traditional sweets to celebrate diwali in a beautiful way..here’s an interesting, easy and healthy sweet recipe http://teluguvantillu.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/beetroot-coconut-burfi/ Join us @www.facebook.com/LadiesBulletin
  • Diwali-the festival of lights

    swethadhaara
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:10 am
    Diwali is the festival of lights. The whole of India celebrates this colorful festival with so much of joy and happiness. The word Diwali means group of lights. The mythological story behind  celebration of this festival is the killing of demon Narakasura by , Goddess Satyabhama, one of the eight wives of Lord Sri Krishna. People celebrate […]
  • Thought for the week

    swethadhaara
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    “Water cleanses body.   Truth cleanses soul.”
  • Health tip of the week

    swethadhaara
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Make it a habit to chew a clove, a cardamom and little fennel after your every meal or at least after two major meals of the day. This makes your mouth fresh, aids digestion and keeps all vata problems at a bay. Follow us @ www.facebook.com/LadiesBulletin
  • A Walk through waist deep water to see the deity-Narasimha Jharna temple, Bidar

    swethadhaara
    11 Oct 2014 | 11:36 pm
      Narasimha Jharna temple at Bidar, Karnataka, India is very different from the other temples I have seen till now. Here, the idol of Lord Narasimha is inside a cave and devotees have to walk through waist deep water for about 350 metres to have a darshan of the deity. It is said that Lord […]
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    Digital Insights Blog

  • Don’t make Social Media mistakes like these Brands!

    Harsh Ajmera
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    Social media in India has become the “in” place to connect with fans/followers and to advertise. But in order to get more and more followers some brands just keep doing things which has negative or no impact on their brand. There are some who are not aware of how things work on Social Media and some make mistakes unknowingly.Social media can be a boon or a bane it depends the way you handle this medium, the callous mistakes you make can really cost your brand its image, customers etc. Here are some of the most common mistakes that these brands are making on social media, which you can…
  • Isn’t this how you measure Social Media ROI?

    Priyanka Ravani
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Has somebody asked you this question before- What is the ROI of Social Media? Are you wondering how to measure the ROI of social selling? Its benefits? One thing we all can acknowledge is that, ROI is the king of the castle it plays a major contributing factor towards your strategy.There is a specter hanging over brands mind, if their Facebook is really driving sales? Is all the tweeting paying off? If they should set base on Instagram, LinkedIn? Is Google+ still for techies? Here we have tried to come up with a nice perceptive on what should be your ROI from Social Selling or Social…
  • 7 Chrome Extensions which make my life easier online

    Omkar Mishra
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    I spend around 8-10 hours on the internet every day, Part of it due to the nature of my job & the rest is there are just too many awesome things you cannot miss out to read on the Internet. I am sure, I am not the only one. In-fact according to a recent report, Americans spend 23 hours online per week on an average. That is almost 14% of their time in a week. Although, I spend much more time than that (being in the digital industry), People are becoming more engrossed surfing the internet/ social media than engaging offline.With this there comes a new challenge as how one can make the…
  • 5 ways to make your Google+ presence Stand Out!

    Harsh Ajmera
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Google+ is one of the most under-utilised social platform today! That’s what I believe, I have seen people struggling with traditional SEO practices, people who don’t believe that Google+ is not for techies and I recently met a guy in India who asked me ‘People really use Google+?‘ I wasn’t shocked with that statement but was in coma for a minute when he mentioned he heads a SEO company.Google+ is a mix platform, I see friends, followers, acquaintances, hangouts, videos, images, conversations, GIFs and so on. It’s like Facebook. Twitter. Tumblr. All at one…
  • Are you leveraging the power of Hashtags effectively?

    Harsh Ajmera
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Do you use Hashtags on social media? If not, it is time to incorporate in your strategy! Hashtags have become omnipresent in social media and consumers are only using them more (I must mention some of them use 100’s of hashtags in one post), regardless they still have tapped into these tagged topics.It has multiple benefits – Expands the reach of your content, amplifies your messages, targets your audiences, and many more such perks. Hashtags can be leveraged more strategically than just for simple searches. With the tips mentioned below will help you incorporate them in your social media…
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    Indian Television

  • Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 Contestants Details

    Indian Television
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 Contestants – List of All the Contestants Indian TV Info Website already reported that Suvarna TV is Starting the Show Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 on next Monday. Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 is Starting 6th October 2014 at 8.00 P.M. You can check the contestants details of Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 from here. There are 10 contestants in the Show Pyate Hudgir Halli Life 2014. Contestants of Pyate Hudgir Halli Life Season 3 1, Akhila 2, Akshitha Gowda‬ 3, ‎Inchara Srinivas‬ 4, Deepthi Lava‬ 5, Ravika 6, Anvitha Rao 7, Ashwini S 8,…
  • 9X Jhakaas Presents Jhakaas Dream Diwali Partnered by Camlin

    Indian Television
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    9X Jhakaas Presents Jhakaas Dream Diwali Jhakaas Dream Diwali 9X Jhakaas, India’s first Marathi music channel, is celebrating Diwali in a unique way, with the kids from The Vatsalya Foundation orphanage. To give the kids from Vatsalya Foundation a Jhakaas Dream Diwali experience, 9X Jhakaas has partnered with actor and comedian, Siddharth Jadhav and Camlin India. As part of this initiative, Siddharth Jadhav will spend an entire day with the kids spreading smiles with food, games and also some by gifting them super cool merchandise from Camlin India. 9X Jhakaas will capture these…
  • Maharashtra & Haryana Assembly Elections Counting Day on CNN-IBN & IBN7

    Indian Television
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    Maharashtra & Haryana Assembly Elections 2014 Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2014 As the states of Maharashtra and Haryana along with the nation, awaits the verdict of the Assembly Elections on 19th October, CNN-IBN & IBN7 line up the most exhaustive programming for the Counting Day. After showcasing the Network’s prowess and brilliance during the coverage of General Elections 2014, the channels are now set to recreate the magic by bringing together the best team of journalists, finest panel of experts and unmatched television graphics. Commencing at 7am in the morning, this…
  • Vijay TV Deepavali 2014 Special Programs on 22 October 2014

    Indian Television
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Vijay TV Deepavali 2014 Programs Vijay TV Deepavali 2014 Vijay TV lights up the television screens this Diwali with an exclusive line-up of programmes featuring the top stars of Tamil cinema and Premiere of Block Buster movies. Diwali celebration starts with spiritual program of ‘Subrabatham’ at 0530 hrs. At 0730 hrs actor Sivakumar comes out with an interesting speech about “The issues faced by today’s youngsters in all perspectives”. At 0900 hrs VIJAY STARS will bring in the most popular faces of STAR Vijay together to celebrate the festival of lights with performances and…
  • International Premier Tennis League Rights With STAR Sports

    Indian Television
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    STAR Sports Acquires Rights To Telecast International Premier Tennis League – IPTL International Premier Tennis League Moving ahead with the philosophy of fostering a multi-sport culture in India, STAR Sports – India’s leading sports broadcaster has acquired the rights to telecast the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). The acquisition of IPTL rights is in line with the STAR Sports objective of fulfilling India’s growing appetite for non-cricketing sports such as Tennis, Hockey, Badminton and Kabaddi. The IPTL is slated to kick start from November 28, 2014. It is a key…
 
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    Indian Alerts

  • Hero Gopichand And Reshma Blessed with Baby Boy

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    Gopi Chand Son,Gopichand Becomes a Father:Tollywood Actor Gopichand who is currently enjoying the success of "Loukhyam" had just received a double dhamaka to celebrate.Gopichand and his wife Reshma have been blessed with Baby Boy in  private Hospital. Both Mother and Child are healthy.Recently in  'Open Heart With RK', Gopi revealed that Reshma pregnant.And he shared the wish that he was his father T.Krishna will reborn  who passed away when he was in just 8 years old. By gods grace, A baby boy has entered into his family.Indian Alerts.Com conveys best wishes to the…
  • Actress Sridevi Sends A Court Notice To RGV

    11 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Sridevi Sends A Legal Notice to Ram Gopal Varma :It is know fact that Film Director Ram Gopal varma had a huge crush on Sridevi but she married Boney kapoor and settled in Mumbai.Varma better known for his crazy promotions.Few days back, Ram goapal varma got roped in for portraying vulgar content in his upcoming film ‘Savitri‘ the title of which he renamed to his favorite heroine name ‘Sridevi‘ and he started promoting some bold posters everywhere.  Of course, it makes everyone should think that it relates to the stardom of the popular heroine Sridevi.Sridevi and Boney…
  • Actress Samantha Scolds Popular Director

    9 Oct 2014 | 1:55 am
    Actress Samantha Scolds Director:Hot Actress Samantha always be in the news by her sensational Comments in twitter,and now again she is in controversy.Sam has scolded a Film Director directly on Twitter.Our Cute and Cool Buddy Samantha looses her cool and scolded  her director using the word Rascal & Pig.As per sources, She scolded a Director who had  irritated her by shooting the same scene again and again for more-than  half-an-hour.Samantha fully fed up with him and scolded him with the words 'Rascal, Pig and etc..but  she doesn't show it openly.This what actually…
  • Telugu Hero Aadi & Aruna Engagement Photos

    4 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Aadi and Aruna Engagement Photos,Hero Aadi Engagement Pics:Telugu Hero Aadi got Engaged with Rajahmundry girl Aruna,The engagement ceremony  took place in Rajahmundry  yesterday at 12.15 PM.Interestingly it is a  love cum arrange marriage,Aadi fall in love with aruna and  convinced there both families at last both get engaged and marriage will be  in the month of December.Hero Aadi Engagement Pics,imagesAadi with his Wife ArunaAruna currently pursuing B.Tech in her hometown and her dad Sobhanadri is a well known Lawyer in Rajahmundry.And Now Aadi is busy…
  • Crazy: KCR Ganesha In Old City Hyderabad

    6 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    Now a Days KCR jokes become popular in social media.Strange things are happening after KCR becoming the CM for Telangana.And  Now Vinayaka Chavithi festival showcases creativity of Ganesh idol sculptors.Till now we have seen Gabbar singh vinayakudu and Eega Ganesh and now he we can see KCR Ganesh idol in this below video which is placed at Old city Hyderabad.KCR Ganesha In Old City Hyderabad:Every one is  excited to see this Special Idol.KCR family played major role in Telangana state formation This is Specially made by fans and followers of KCR to exhibit their…
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    Life Stalker

  • Gharwali Diwali - Diwali Nostalgia - Amma, Ladoo, and Chakkari

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    I was watching this beautiful Pepsi, gharwali diwali short film, and this made me remind of my gharwali diwali. When I used to celebrate the diwali, like no used to do, when everything was so simple,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Timeless Jokes Ageless Wisdom - A Book Review

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Timeless Jokes Ageless Wisdom - A Book Review How many times, it happened with you, that you read a joke, have a little laugh. And then, you forward it to someone else. Now think, you are going... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 37 Inspirational Quotes about Happiness

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Turn on the light. #1. Turn on the light. Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light. J. K. Rowling Don't Lose Happiness #2. Don't lose... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Money Vs. Human Values

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Money Vs. Value of Life I asked him, "Uncle, your landlord is at home or not" The man was busy with those beautiful marigolds. I thought he hadn't heard what I said, so I repeat, "Uncle, your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 18 Writing Tips From Famous Authors

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    Writing Tips #1 Tip#1, Just Start Writing Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. Louis L'Amour Writing Tips#2 Tip#2, Dude, don't play smart. Here... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Can you spot who is Badal’s special guest?

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    A special guest was spotted at a ceremony on Sunday of where a foundation stone was laid for the Jung-e-Azadi (war of independence) Memorial at Kartarpur. Can you guess who it is? He was among prominent leaders from all parties, including the rival Congress. Even as the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) think tank had planned it as a non-political show, the fallout of the drubbing that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had given the Akali-INLD combine in the neighbouring state was visible. Video Source: Day and Night News
  • Sikhs protest against Alcohol Factory in Fatehgarh Sahib

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Hundreds of Sikhs gathered to protest against plans to open an alcohol factory near a village in Khanna. The villagers protested for 2 hours against the alcohol factory. One of the protesters stated that it will be detrimental to our Punjabi youth if we allow this to open and that the Akali government should realise this. Another person stated that this place is a pure place and the land of martyrs where Baba Banda Singh Bahadur fought against oppression and that they will not allow this factory to open. Video Source: BreakingShots
  • Navjot Sidhu hires Private Security

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Cricketer turned politician Navjot Sidhu has hired private security for protection following the recent drama with the Badal family. Sidhu who openly criticised the Shiromani Akali Dal had his state sponsored security removed and then re-instated following his comments. Now reports are suggesting that he has hired his own private security due to the issue with the Punjab government. Sidhu has been taking a lot of lime light recently and some are suggesting this is just another excuse for him to get attention. Video Source: ABP Sanjha
  • Majithia comments on Navjot Sidhu

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Bikram Majithia has joined in on trying to defend the BJP-SAD alliance and comments on Navjot Sidhu’s outburst against the Shiromani Akali Dal. According to Majithia, Sidhu’s comments against SAD and the Badal family was his own opinion and not the official opinion of the BJP. He also claimed that the SAD have played a major role in the alliance. Many people are beginning to question whether the BJP need the help of SAD as they recently won in Haryana and Maharashtra. Video Source: ABP Sanjha
  • Will BJP-SAD alliance be affected?

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    After the election win by BJP in Haryana many are now questioning whether the BJP-SAD alliance in Punjab will be affected. The Shiromani Akali Dal who decided to join with INLD in the Haryana elections may have upset their masters in Punjab, BJP. The alliance further seemed to be cracking when senior BJP member Navjot Sidhu slammed the Akali Dal and in particular the Badal family. Do you think the BJP-SAD alliance will be effected in Punjab? Is this now the beginning of the demise of the political alliance. Video Source: ABP Sanjha
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    {*Happy*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014

  • [{90% Off}] Amazon Diwali Dhamaka Offers Deals Amazon India

    ganesh
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    Just a few weeks are remaining for the auspicious occasion of Diwali, a festival of lights, joy and prosperity. This is the time of the year when we spend some memorable moments with our family and friends. Everyone buys some or the other thing to gift to their loved … Read Full PostThe post [{90% Off}] Amazon Diwali Dhamaka Offers Deals Amazon India appeared first on {*Happy*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi Gifts Ideas & Items 2014 | Ganpati Gifts

    ganesh
    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

    ganesh
    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.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi Prasad Ideas and Recipes

    ganesh
    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

    ganesh
    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.
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    India Travel Wiki

  • Hill Fort

    admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    The hill fort of Channagiri is a soft rock covered with earth. According to the Signage at the fort, the layout consists of two masonry walls set in mud mortar. It has a main gate towards north defended by moats. Roughly ovalish, the walls are punctuated with seven bastions and two circular watchtowers. A pond with several stone cut steps was used for storing rainwater. At the top of the secular structures, is a temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha Swamy. The post Hill Fort appeared first on India Travel Wiki.
  • Bathi Gudda

    admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Bathi Gudda is a mountainous peak famous for its 30-hectare land covered with a variety of trees. The hill is the abode of Darga of Chaman Shah Wali and an ancient Hindu temple. The premises of the temple and the darga are adorned with various kinds of trees covering more than 30 hectares of land on the hillock. Besides these, Badra Sugar Factory, Davanagere Dairy and the Bathi Lake the other main tourists’ attractions. The post Bathi Gudda appeared first on India Travel Wiki.
  • Sri Ramanjaneya Temple

    admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Sri Ramanjaneya Temple depict the love and devotion of both Ram and Hanuman for each other, respectively. The statue of Ram hugging Hanuman is 9-m tall, which is visible from afar. The beautiful park invites people of all ages, especially those who are health conscious. The temple is in Dravidian style, with statues of other famous Hindu deities in the front. The lush green surrounding adds charm to the temple. The post Sri Ramanjaneya Temple appeared first on India Travel Wiki.
  • Sri Shani Mahatma Temple

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    10 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Sri Shani Mahatma Temple is dedicated to Saturn, the second largest of all planets. People come here believing that the negative influences and effects in their lives would be reduced or stopped for good. The tie black sesame seeds in a cloth and dip it in gingelly oil and offer that in the temple. On specific festival the idol of the temple is taken on a chariot, attracting thousands of devotees. People offer the sesame seeds believing it would please the deity. The post Sri Shani Mahatma Temple appeared first on India Travel Wiki.
  • St Patrick’s Church

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    10 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    St Patrick's Church was built as a place of worship for the Irish soldiers. The main person behind its construction is Father Chevalier. There are twelve pillars symbolising the twelve apostles of Jesus, which add magnificence to the interiors. The church has a beautiful arch and is flanked by two similar towers. It is a well-known church in Bangalore and is easily spotted by its twin towers. The interiors of the church are glorious. The post St Patrick’s Church appeared first on India Travel Wiki.
 
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  • Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

    Pavan Patidar
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:19 pm
    The Tass news agency in Russia says the CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided using a snow removal machine during takeoff at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow.A representative of the transportation committee that is fact-finding tells Tass the French-made Falcon 50 business jet collided during takeoff with all the snow removal machine.Airport officials tell Tass that visibility in the time was 350 meters (1,150 feet). Airport officials say the driver of the snow removal machine had not been damage.63, de Margerie, climbed at Total through the ranks to become…
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    20 Oct 2014 | 10:17 pm
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    The post Top 6 Influential Women Who Were Born As Men appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Lots of women, female models who walk the ramp these days were born as men. And with ever so successful transformation procedure, it’s hard to identify whether they’re are really women, or later transformed their sexuality. Beautiful models like these, look and feel like women, but are born as men, with male reproductive system. It’s […] (Visited 36 times, 36 visits today)
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  • Lenovo A8-50 Voice calling Tablet Launched for 17,999

    vijay chander
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Lenovo launched its new tablet from its A series which comes with the voice calling functionality. Dubbed as Lenovo A8-50, the 8-inch tablet available in the market for 17,999 and will be selling on Lenovo's Official store as well as the third party online retailers.The tablet comes with the 8-inch touchscreen with 1280x800 resolution and 10 point multi touch. Lenovo A8-50 tablet comes with the single slot for micro sim for voice calling. It is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core MTK 8382 MediaTek processor with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory and can be expandable upto 32 GB with the…
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    vijay chander
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    vijay chander
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    vijay chander
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
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    vijay chander
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
    As we know Microsoft's skipped the version and straightly announced the Window's 10. The Window's 10 features will have same that of the Window's 8 & 7. But there are certain things about the new Window's 101. In Window's 10, full screen apps are optional and also there is support for the multiple desktops.2. Window's 10 will be designed to work on a wider range of  several computing devices.3. Consumers will also be able to switch between Microsoft devices more easily and avoid having to buy the same apps multiple times.4. The software will be available from mid-2015. The…
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