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  • Trade Secrets stolen by Ketankumar Maniar for employment in India

    INDIA INVENTS
    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…
  • Why no crackers this Diwali is an arrogant statement….

    Indian brand strategy
    doc
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    I love George Carlin. While he was alive he spewed nothing but the honest truth. Never cared for hurting the sentiments of the so called guardians of the universe. One of the things he said was that ” Saving the environment is like one more arrogant attempt by the human beings to control nature, and […]
  • Christian Bale's Batman as Steve Jobs is hilarious

    Videopick.IN
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    Christian Bale will be playing Jobs in his next biographical movie. This Batman parody is absolutely hilarious!
  • Real Estate sales slowdown in September quarter

    Real Estate News
    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    The real estate sales in the quarter ending September 2014 showed significant slowdown across India, although Bangalore being the IT hub of India showed a bit of resilience. The projects especially the ones whose pricing was aimed at the mid-market attracted buyers. India’s largest real estate market, the national Capital Region (NCR – Delhi and ...
  • Durga Temple, Anegundi near Hampi

    India Travel & Photography Blog
    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…
 
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  • VVS Laxman named Bengal batting consultant

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    VVS Laxman has been named batting consultant by the Cricket Association of Bengal as part of its Vision 2020 project, which aims to help Bengal players progress to the national team
  • Central take lead despite Gambhir 167

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Gautam Gambhir hit his highest first-class score in five years but that wasn't enough to prevent Central Zone from taking the crucial first-innings lead on the third day in Mohali
  • India wait on Saha fitness

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    India's national selectors will wait on the physio's report before hey decide if India need a replacement for Wriddhiman Saha, who injured his thumb during the Duleep Trophy semi-final in Rohtak
  • South's seamers see off woeful East

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:15 am
    Forty-five minutes into the third day, South Zone had completed a crushing innings victory over East Zone
  • Pankaj Singh to lead Rajasthan XI

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:42 am
    Pankaj Singh has been appointed captain of Rajasthan XI for the Central Zone one-day league, which will be played in Noida from November 7
 
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    Reuters: Top News

  • WHO says Ebola vaccine plans accelerating as trials advance

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin in West Africa in December, a month earlier than expected, and hundreds of thousands of doses should be available for use by the middle of next year, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
  • Williams reaps benefits as her rivals slip up

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - With a little help from her rivals, Serena Williams secured a place in the last four of the WTA Finals on Friday and clinched the year-end number one ranking for the fourth time in her illustrious career.
  • Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism as an opinion poll showed a majority of Canadians lacked confidence in their security services' ability to deter homegrown radicals who struck twice in the past week.
  • Three major nations absent as China launches W.Bank rival in Asia

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.
  • Gold sales jump about 20 pct for Diwali - trade body

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold sales in India during the festivals of Diwali and Dhanteras celebrated this week rose by about a fifth, a senior official at the country's biggest gold trade group said on Friday.
 
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    India Insight

  • Movie Review: Happy New Year

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) If there is one person who loves Shah Rukh Khan more than Shah Rukh Khan, it has to be Farah Khan. Right from her first film, the director has been enamoured with the Bollywood star – at least on screen. It isn’t a surprise that the biggest dud in her career was a film that didn’t include the actor (Tees Maar Khan). In Happy New Year, she brings back SRK, self-deprecating jokes, six-pack abs and lots of bling. Borrowing liberally from Hollywood heist films, most notably Steven…
  • “Margarita, with a Straw”: dissolving hatred of homosexuals in India

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar Modern India is walking slowly towards a general acceptance of homosexuals and lesbians. Shonali Bose in her new film, “Margarita, With a Straw,” tries to pick up the pace. The film, which premiered and won the NETPAC award at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this year, is about a teenager with cerebral palsy who is unabashed about her sexuality, much to the horror of her middle-class, conservative mother. Bose, who identifies herself as a bisexual, says the film comes from two personal experiences – that of exploring her own sexuality and the experiences of her…
  • Kalki Koechlin on her role as a disabled girl in “Margarita, With a Straw”

    Shilpa Jamkhandikar
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar Kalki Koechlin is one of the few actresses in recent years to build her star power while proving her talent in indie and mainstream Indian cinema. Last year, she played what many would consider a side role in one of Bollywood’s biggest romantic movies, “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, decked in designer, slinky outfits and danced to peppy dance numbers. She also has done star turns in “Dev.D,” “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” and “Shanghai”. This year, she plays Laila, a teenager who is afflicted with cerebral palsy, but is also discovering her own sexuality, much…
  • 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…
 
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    The Viewspaper

  • Government Officials Under Surveillance

    Viewspaper Admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Known colloquially as "babus", once a term used out of respect that now leans towards the pejorative. Membership of organisations such as the Indian Administrative Service is hard won; in 2012 more... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • En Dino Muzaffarnagar Ban: Jeopardy Of Free Speech

    Viewspaper Admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    En Dino Muzaffarnagar, a documentary by late Shubhradeep Chakravorty, is the first to take a hammer blow by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) since the last general elections. The film... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Sarita Devi Ban: Growing Concerns About AIBA’s Functioning

    Viewspaper Admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    Are all games and sporting events nothing but an open treasure house where every sportsperson is expected to bag as much glitter-gold, silver, bronze? The logic writ large through the international... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • Diwali: More Than Fun And Frolic

    Viewspaper Admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    With festivity in the air, doctors at Safdarjung Hospital were prepared to deal with any kind of rush in cases of burns that are very much expected during this time of the year. Besides increasing... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
  • PK Teaser: Keeping Up With The Secrecy

    Viewspaper Admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:12 am
    The teaser features a quirky Aamir with a need to make everything right. He is seen taking clothes from cars and money from the beggars. With wide eyes and ears like that of an elf, the 49-year-old... Visit The Viewspaper to read the full article.
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    InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion

  • Top traits of men who love cars

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
    Men and cars is a love which fails Romeo and Juliet. I know men who love their cars to the extent that they can share their girlfriends but not their cars. They love speed and I being one of them, well understands the reason for the same. Traits which specify that a man loves cars ... The post Top traits of men who love cars appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • BEST PARTY IDEAS FOR A BACHELOR’S NIGHT

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
    With a creative and awesome bachelor’s party you can! (And no not with the generic stripper routine) A bachelor’s party should be a night of fun that can be wild, fun, adventurous, or downright freaky (depending on the person giving the party or the groom). The essential part of the night’s planning should be surrounding ... The post BEST PARTY IDEAS FOR A BACHELOR’S NIGHT appeared first on InstaBlog - Global Community Viewpoint and Opinion.
  • Top excuses gals give for failing a test

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    Girls aren’t always the toppers of their class. Quite often, they don’t stand up to the expectations. So, what are the excuses that they come up with for doing poorly in a test? Let’s have a close look at it all. The Curriculum Excuse “I didn’t grasp what chapters to browse for the test”. So ... The post Top excuses gals give for failing a test appeared first on 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.
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    NextBigWhat

  • This Diwali, Clean Your City [Yes, There Is An App For That]

    Ashish Sinha
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    The NextBigWhat team wishes you happy diwali. And now that Diwali is over, it’s time for all of us to clean the city – the swachh bharat abhiyaan. And yeah, there are apps for that. I Clean India [link] I Clean India allows citizens to post photos of unclean spots in their locality & organize a cleanliness drive to fix the spot by inviting their friends and neighbors. I Clean India allows citizens to participate in cleanliness drives in their locality & post photos of the change that they were able to create to inspire others to join the movement. I Clean India :…
  • Xiaomi Clarifies Security Concern : Indian User Data Will Be Moved Out Of China Servers

    Ashish Sinha
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    There have been several concerns raised over Xiaomi user data – the latest being of IAF sugesting its teams and families to refrain from using Xiaomi devices, due to security reasons. Xiaomi Global VP, Hugo Barra has shared the following update with us. We hope this puts an end to the security concerns. 1. Xiaomi does not collect any information without user permission We offer various Internet based services such as Mi Cloud and Cloud Messaging which require data to be stored in the cloud. We take rigorous precautions to ensure that all data is secured when uploaded to Xiaomi servers…
  • eCommerce Enabler KartRocket Secures $ 2-mn Funding From Nirvana, 500 Startups

    Sivaprasad Nair
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    eCommerce enablement platform KartRocket today announced a Series A investment led by the technology venture investor Nirvana Venture Advisors. US-based 500 Startups and Japan-based Beenos (NetPrice) also participated in the financing round. Founded in 2012 in New Delhi, KartRocket provides a do-it-yourself ecommerce platform catering to the unique requirements of the Indian ecommerce industry and Indian SMEs. KartRocket provides Indian SMEs with web and mobile site designs, built-in shipping, payment and multi-channel sales integration for their online portals. KartRocket is currently…
  • MakeInIndia – Single Day Registration Period For Businesses

    Sivaprasad Nair
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    With the Make In India initiative promoting companies to startup in India, the government is now working on cutting down the registration period for companies from 25 days to a single day. The government has taken measures in regard to registration, tax systems and permit requirements etc to lure more companies into the country. India was ranked 134 of 189 countries in the world in the ‘ease of doing business’ survey made by World Bank. This was among the lowest ranks on the list. The Department of Industrial Policies and Promotion (DIPP) has taken up a series of measures to improve the…
  • Walnut – The Auto-magic Personal Assistant

    Sivaprasad Nair
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Walnut Personal Assistant is an android app that tracks Banks, Credit Cards, Bills and more. The app requires permissions to check business related messages on the user’s inbox which according to Walnut are numbers that are less than 10 digits in length. Walnut always runs on auto-mode on the user’s phone and collects the required data to provide visualizations and insights on expenses. The app will work on android phones but will not collect data from a test phone. Walnut requires a phone that is used on a daily basis as the app analyses the user’s inbox to create relevant data…
 
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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

  • Unprecedented Disclosure Of Information. All RTI Queries & Replies Will Be Available Online

    Arun Prabhudesai
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Since it’s inception, RTI or the Right to Information has served as an awesome tool for common citizens to get information about anything and everything related to Government matters (with some exceptions). Thousands of people and activists across the country have used RTI to bring out the information that has led to exposure of many scandals and scams. RTI has undoubtedly been one of the biggest step forward to bring in transparency in the Government. And now, RTI may get even stronger and get an unprecedented reach. Till date, only the citizen who files for RTI query used to get the…
  • Indian eCommerce Will Grow 700% In 5 Years, Mobile Transactions At All Time High

    Mohul Ghosh
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    Indian eCommerce market, which is currently pegged at Rs 78,000 crore ($13 billion) is all set to cross Rs 5,40,000 crore ($90 billion) by 2019, an increase of 700% in 5 years. As per a research by eTailing India, such a huge jump in overall digital industry in India will lead to tectonic shift in the way advertisements are done, audiences are profiled and messages conveyed. As per a statement released by them, “Much like Apple changed the music industry, e-commerce will not only impact retail, but also the advertising industry.” And the most interesting aspect in the incredible growth…
  • Don’t Use Xiaomi Phones, Warns India Air Force [Updated]

    Mohul Ghosh
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:38 pm
    [Updated: Please see the update from Hugo Barra at the end of the post] Labeled as a ‘Medium Severity Rating’, which is considered quite a threat to national security, Indian Air Force (IAF) has released a fresh warning against using Xiaomi mobile phones. This warning was presented via a note released by IAF, and is meant for Air Force personals and their family members. The note quotes a security article shared by F-Secure wherein it was found that their mobile phones is automatically “forwarding carrier name, phone number, IMEI (the device identifier) plus numbers from address book…
  • Gold, LED TVs, Mobiles & 2-Wheelers Witness Record Sale This Diwali; Consumerism At All Time High

    Mohul Ghosh
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    Diwali – 2014 is witnessing unprecedented sales of various consumer good products all over the country. And the good news is that both ecommerce and brick-and-mortar stores are witnessing excellent sales volume. The hottest products in demand this year are: Gold; Smartphones, LED TVs and Two Wheelers. An overview of the biggest selling consumer products this Diwali: – Managing Director of Fab India, William Bissell said that their retail chain witnessed 31% more sales this year Diwali, compared to last year. Ethnic garments and furnishing, both are in huge demand. – Vineet Jain,…
  • Airtel & Samsung Launch India’s First Integrated Digital TV For Rs 44,900

    Mohul Ghosh
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    India’s first integrated digital television has just been jointly launched by Airtel and Samsung. The USP of this high definition digital TV is that there would be no requirement of installing a separate set-up box to access the broadcast of channels. The Integrated Digital TV or iDTVs will cost Rs 44,900. Essentially, this is a partnership between Direct-To-Home service provided by Airtel and Samsung’s SmartDirect TV series. What are Integrated Digital TVs? Globally, iDTVs are defined as televisions with media center features such as built-in Internet connectivity, electronic program…
 
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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

  • Brand Update : Raymond formally enters into ready-to-wear segment

    Harish B
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Although the reports of Raymond entering into the readymade segment was there since 2007, I feel the brand has only now fully launched itself into this category. The " Complete Man" now has become readymade !The Indian men's wear market is around Rs 97000 crore and the formal menswear market is estimated to be around Rs 15000 crore ( Source TOI) . Raymond has brands like Park Avenue, Parx, Color Plus and Notting Hill in the segment.The addition of Raymond will further strengthen the company's portfolio but at the same time would cannibalize the other brands like Park Avenue. Having said that…
  • 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…
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    The Big Picture

  • Is China's political system an obstacle to its rise?

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    There is one refrain that is comment to forecasts on China: the Chinese political system is incompatible with growing standards of living. There is a corollary to this: as soon as China's growth rate slows perceptibly, the strains on the political system will begin to show. Turbulence will set in. Some even forecast that the Chinese system will implode.One thing that strikes me is that this hasn't happened in the last two decades of China's rise. Okay, you could say, that's because the Chinese people were bought off with goodies. However, that's only part of the story. What's missed, as an…
  • 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…
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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

  • Happy Deepavali

    Atanu Dey
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    ॐ Asato maa satgamaya Tamaso maa jyotir gamaya Mrityor maa amritam gamaya ॐ Happy Deepavali. Happy Diwali.
  • 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…
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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

  • Tips to Use Mobile Battery and Charger

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Charger as we already know and use every day to recharge the HP battery. Here are some practical tips on usage: Tips to Use Mobile Battery and Charger   Battery type NiCad, NiMH rarely used): should the current battery charge condition of the battery is running low. This is to prevent the "memory effect" which resulted in a quick drop battery. Battery type LiIon, LiPoly battery charge can be done at any time no need to wait for the battery is low). Battery life is actually determined by the type of how many times the battery charged. So more often charged then the shorter the age…
  • 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…
 
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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

  • Philosophy of Word

    Abi
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Escape from Microsoft Word by Edward Mendelson in NYRB: The original design of Microsoft Word, in the early 1980s, was a work of clarifying genius, but it had nothing to do with the way writing gets done. The programmers did not think about writing as a sequence of words set down on a page, but instead dreamed up a new idea about what they called a “document.” This was effectively a Platonic idea: the “form” of a document existed as an intangible ideal, and each tangible book, essay, love letter, or laundry list was a partial, imperfect representation of that intangible idea. A…
  • 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]
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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

    Gautam Ghosh
    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

    Gautam Ghosh
    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

    Gautam Ghosh
    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

    Gautam Ghosh
    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

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

  • Ten Books that made an impact

    Arun Bhat
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
    A good friend asked me to make a list of ten books that have had a profound impact on my life. I thought it will take a long time for me to come up with the ten list. But it filled up really quickly, and left me wishing that I had room for more. Culling down to ten books was not easy, especially when you have spent a good part of your life reading books. Naturally, more recent books are fresh in memory and end up appearing, though it shouldn’t ideally be so. On to the list. 1. Sacred Waters by Stephen Alter. This is a little known book. But whenever I make a book list, this never…
  • Back from a month in South-East Asia

    Arun Bhat
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Happy Diwali everyone! May the days ahead be filled with high quality light to all of you!I just got back from a month of travelling in South East Asia, and it is good to be back home in time for the festivities. The first ten days of of my trip was spent on the photography tour to Myanmar, after which I was in Cambodia, exploring the country for two weeks. Those two weeks in Cambodia were full of surprises, a lot of luck in terms of photography and a few choices made that led me to pots of gold.  These choices were part accidental and part through meticulous planning. Making much…
  • 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.
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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

  • Jalebi

    Praveen Kumar
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Jalebi
  • Tomato Burfi

    Praveen Kumar
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    A simple and different burfi with tomato pulp, sugar and maida. Ingredients: Tomato Pulp – 1 cup Maida – 2 tsp, mixed with 2 tsp water Sugar – 3/4 cup Ghee – 2 tsp Cardamom Powder – little To Garnish (optional): Cashew Nuts, Almonds or Raisins Method: 1. Heat 1 1/4 cups of water in […]
  • 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
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    Ghumakkar - Inspiring travel experiences.

  • Memories of Mewar (III): Udaipur, City of Lakes and Palaces.

    Vijay Shivdasani
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    After visiting the Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranakpur, the Krishna Temples at Kankroli and Nathdwara, and the Sajjan Garh Palace, we were now on the last leg of our trip to Mewar, Rajasthan, and had two full days to take in the beauty of Udaipur, the City of Lakes and Palaces. This beautiful city is also sometimes referred to as the 'Venice of the East', 'Most Romantic City of India' and 'The Kashmir of Rajasthan'. Udaipur was the capital of the kingdom of Mewar, ruled by the Sisodia clan of Rajputs. The founder of Udaipur was Maharana Udai Singh II, father of Maharana Pratap. Udaipur was founded in…
  • Durgapuja – the craziness beyond the 5 days

    Pamela
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Despite sweaty and humid weather, people thronged the pandals in large numbers once again this year. From rock themes to the traditional, Durgapur's Durga Puja, were designed using different metals, jute, glasses, papers, balls. Related posts: Kolkata-Tarapith-Bakreshwar-Shantiniketan-Kolkata (2 days): January 2009 Tarapith is amongst one of the 51 Shakti Pith of... Summer Vacation: College Street – A paradise for Bookworms – Part VII “A book is a gift you can open again and... Durga Puja – The biggest festival in our life – Part – II Durga Puja is also…
  • Destination Pooh…(Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh)

    Naturebuff
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The route winds along the Sutlej going upstream along its left bank. Crossing the Sutlej over the Shongtong brige, we reach Powari. Here, the road bifurcates left to Recong Peo, the administrative headquarters of Kinnaur district, some way up the mountainside and the highway (NH 22) continues along the river. Further up from Recong Peo is Kalpa (earlier called the Chini village) and the highest village further up is Roghi from where one can get stunning views of the venerated Kinner Kailash peak. I’ve heard that the route to Roghi with narrow, cliff hugging roads is one of the most amazing…
 
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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

  • Ministry of Culture & ASI launch a digital repository for Indian museums

    Aparajita Saxena
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    The Ministry of Culture has launched a national portal for museums. Collections in all museums under its control and those under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will be digitized and presented on this portal. This portal has been developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) with technical help from The Art Institute of Chicago. Currently, over 11,000 digitized artifacts from 10 museums, namely Indian Museum, Kolkata, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, National Museum, New Delhi, Allahabad Museum, Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, National Gallery of Modern Art,…
  • This Diwali…

    Nikhil Pahwa
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:28 pm
    …we’d like you to consider doing a small thing that might make a big difference to someone. For a while now, I’ve thought of launching a platform that allows companies to donate their old computers to schools in need. It appears simple enough, but when you start going into the details, like most things, it becomes overwhelming: figuring out pickup and delivery, ensuring that companies list available computers, and schools post their requirements, and those requirements are genuine. To my simplistic, naive mind, it addresses potential e-waste, but above all, it offers…
  • KartRocket raises close to $2M from Nirvana Venture Advisors & Others

    Vivek Pai
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    Delhi-based BigFoot Retail Solutions owned e-commerce platform for SMEs and retailers, Kartrocket has raised close to $2 million in a Series A round of investment led by the technology venture investor Nirvana Venture Advisors. Japan-based Beenos (NetPrice) and existing investor 500 Startups also participated in this round. KartRocket had raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a seed round led by 5ideas Startup Superfuel, with participation from Dave McClure’s 500 Startups and angel investor Jatin Aneja, in July last year. KartRocket currently provides a do-it-yourself (DIY)…
  • Xiaomi spying on users and forwarding personal information to China says IAF

    Aparajita Saxena
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Indian Air Force (IAF) has accused Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi of spying on its users and transmitting user’s personal information back to Chinese servers, reports The Sunday Standard. The alert note issued by IAF to its staff and their family members warned them against using any Xiaomi products, saying that the company was stealing not just their phone numbers and IMEI (device identifier) number, but was also accessing their phone calls and personal text messages. IAF’s intelligence unit prepared the not with inputs from Indian Computer Emergency Response Team…
  • RTI’s to be published online? The Indian govt should answer them first

    Nikhil Pahwa
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    The Indian government is planning to publish Right to Information requests online, reports The Economic Times. We’re not sure of what kind of impact this will have. It could lead to: 1. A reduction in overall requests if queries have already been answered. 2. A reduction in legitimate requests if the applicants personal details are also published. This was pointed out by Gautam John. Importantly, though, the note quoted by The Economic Times states that “It may be noted that RTI applications and appeals received and their responses relating to personal information of an…
 
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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

  • Markets blooming during Diwali

    Rajesh Aithal
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    If one wants to experience the festivities during Diwali one needs to move away from the Malls and shopping centers into the traditional markets. Went to two of the older markets in lucknow, sharing some photos from the visit. Candles being Sold by KilosPeople busy Buying Diya's Being Sold Brisk Sale of Pooja Items
  • 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.
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    Radioandmusic.com

  • Wiz Khalifa unveils his first-ever interactive video

    RnMTeam
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    MUMBAI:  Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa has released the world premiere of his groundbreaking new video, 'Stayin Out All Night'. The clip – which marks the latest single/video from Wiz’ chart-topping new album, 'Blacc Hollywood' – debuted this morning exclusively.
  • Aman Trikha: I am happy that Aamir Khan kept his promise

    RnMTeam
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    MUMBAI: The 'Hookah Bar' singer Aman Trikha is on cloud nine, as he has recently rendered his vocals for the song 'Aashiq Mizaaj', from the film 'The Shaukeens' featuring Akshay Kumar. The peppy number is composed by the rapper Hard Kaur.
  • Firebeatz, Gregori Klosman and Matisse & Sadko to Headline Oktoberfest Goa ‘14

    RnMTeam
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    MUMBAI: It's going to be a weekend of electrifying music, the most exotic beer, amazing stalls and a great line up. Oktoberfest 2014 will witness Firebeatz, Gregori Klosman, Matisse & Sadko, Marco V, Tristan Garner, and Arston as headliners at the musical extravaganza.
  • Google Music All Access to understand listeners' mood through Songza's technology

    RnMTeam
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    MUMBAI: Announcing a new version of Google Play Music, Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings. This follows the acquisition of Songza which has about five million subscribers, whose technology will be integrated in Google music as it tries to compete with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.
  • Tomorrowland not coming to India, focusing on Brazilian 2015 edition

    RnMTeam
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    MUMBAI: In recent days, rumours have been abuzz about Tomorrowland's promoters- ID&T and SFX, bringing the biggest EDM festival to the country.
 
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    Mumbai Hikers

  • Bandardhara, Randha & Umbrella waterfalls, Wilson Dam and Amruteshwar temple by Keen Venturers on 1,2 Nov 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:24 am
    Dear Venturers,After some adventurous monsoons, let us chill out in the arms of natures at BandardharaBhandardhara sits by the Pravara River, and is a blend of natural beauty, waterfalls, mountains, tranquility, greenery, invigorating air and pristine ambiance. The Bhandardhara Lake and the Randha falls are major tourist attractions.The literal meaning of Bhandardhara is valley of treasures. Here the elements of nature are in perfect harmony - From the highest mountain peak in Maharashtra, to one of the largest lakes and oldest dams in the country, completing its journey as the mother of all…
  • Overnight Trek to Kalu Waterfall on 25-26 OCT 2014 by OneLife Adventa

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:43 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…
  • Moments Shoot's Photo Walk 23 - Festival of Lights @ Durgadi Fort on 6th Nov 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Durgadi FortDurgadi is a derived from union of two Marathi words Durga (A Hindu Goddess) and Gaad (Which means 'Fort' in Marathi language). Durgadi Fort is Kalyan city's most adored historical monument, a sacred worshiping place and even a recreation spot for many Kalyankars. Durgadi Fort also called as Durgadi Killa was constructed during Shivaji's Era in honour of hindu deity Mata Durga.Shivaji Maharaj captured Kalyan and Bhiwandi from Adilshah on 24th October 1654. He built a fort near the creek as a support to Kalyan and used it as a dock to manufacture ships. It is said that wealth was…
  • 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…
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    India Briefing News

  • A Guide to India’s Special Economic Zones

    India Briefing
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    India’s SEZs are localities which offer tax incentives to their resident businesses. In recent years, the amount of SEZs has dramatically increased, and understanding which to choose and how they operate can be difficult. In this article, we highlight some of the key information relevant for companies setting up in an Indian SEZ. The post A Guide to India’s Special Economic Zones appeared first on India Briefing News.
  • India’s Coal Industry Moves Towards Privatization Amidst 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 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.
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  • Major terrorist attack in Egypt kills 25 soldiers, injures 26

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Cairo, Oct 24: At least 25 Egyptian soldiers were killed and 26 others injured today in a major terrorist attack close to Israel and Gaza Strip borders in the restive North Sinai governorate. A car bomb targeted an army checkpoint
  • School girl gangraped in West Bengal

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    Kolkata, Oct 24: A 17-year-old school girl was allegedly gang raped by unidentified youths in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, police said on Friday.The incident occurred Thursday evening when the class XI student was celebrating Diwali at her home in
  • Fire in Howrah building

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    Kolkata, Oct 24: Flames leapt from top floor of a four storey residential building in Howrah town on Friday probably when a fire cracker accidentally went inside, a fire official said. "Fire broke out at around 6.20 PM today on
  • Shiv Sena MPs to attend PM's high tea, Uddhav Thackeray not going

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Mumbai, Oct 24: Amid signs of a rapprochement, all Shiv Sena MPs will attend the high tea being hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Sunday for NDA MPs even as RPI leader Ramdas Athawale said Sena chief Uddhav
  • YSR Congress candidatae elected unopposed

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Hyderabad, Oct 24: YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) candidate Bhuma Akhila Priya has been declared unopposed to the Andhra Pradesh assembly from Allagadda constituency in Kurnool district.The Election Commission declared her elected without contest as both the independents withdrew their nominations Friday,
 
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    Fone Arena

  • Huawei Honor X1 Benchmarks

    Srivatsan
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    Huawei launched the Honor X1 tablet in India last week at a price tag of Rs. 19,990. It is powered by Huawei's own quad-core HiSilicon Kirin 910 processor based on ARM's Cortex A9 clocked at 1.6 GHz per core. It has ARM Mali 450 GPU and 2GB RAM. It comes with 7-inch (1920 x 1200 pixels) IPS display and runs on Android 4..2.2 (Jelly Bean) with Huawei's own Emotion UI on top. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkmvuV-ObRQ Quadrant Benchmark It managed to score 5584 points in the Quadrant benchmark. AnTuTu Benchmark 4 In the AnTuTu Benchmark 4, it scored 22,332 points and grabs third spot.
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 goes on sale in India for Rs. 20900

    Srivatsan
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 (SM- G750H) is now available for sale in India from the official Samsung India eStore, as expected. It has a 6-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display, powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). It has a 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED Flash. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, which is a surprise since the LTE variant has a 2.1-megapixel camera. It comes with Dual SIM support and even has Duos branding on the top. It has One-handed Operation since it has a large screen, comes with Multi-Screen option. Samsung Galaxy Mega…
  • Rockstar Mobile Sale: GTA San Andreas at $3.99, GTA III and Vice City at $2.99

    Srivatsan
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    Rockstar Games have started their discounted sale to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It offers all the three GTA games for Android, iPhone and iPad at a discounted price. These games include, Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Both the Grand Theft Auto III and the GTA Vice City are available for $2.99 each, while the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is available for $3.99. GTA III was first launched back in 2011 at its 10th anniversary. In 2012 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was released, again in its 10th…
  • Spice Stellar 518 with 5-inch display, 4000mAh battery now available for Rs. 7799

    Srivatsan
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    Spice Stellar 518, the company's latest budget smartphone in the Stellar series with a whopping 4000mAh battery is now available from online retailer Saholic. It has a 5-inch FWVGA screen, powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). It has a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. As usual it has dual SIM support and comes with 3G connectivity too.  Earlier this year Gionee launched Gionee M2 smartphone with a 4200mAh battery and almost similar specifications.  This is the only Android smartphone with a 4000mAh battery…
  • SwiftKey for Android finally gets Material Design themes

    Srivatsan
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:06 am
    Months after launching its own store called SwiftKey Store for themes, SwiftKey has finally released two new themes based on Google's Material Design for its Android Keyboard. These two premium themes are called Material Dark and Material Light. These are inspired from the Material Themed Android L keyboard, but it has own unique SwiftKey touch, says the company. Unlike the Android L keyboard, secondary characters are available on long press for each key. These also have faintest of key boundaries, marking the tactile edges of the touch area. The color distribution is quite simple and…
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    Ubiquitense

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

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

  • 5 Offbeat Tourist Destinations In #Rajasthan

    Pawan Kotiyal
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:11 pm
    We have all heard of the amazing Hawa Mahal and the breathtaking forts of Rajasthan. Here is a Rajasthan you have probably never seen before. This year, stay away from the popular tourist circuit and explore these five hidden and offbeat destinations. You’ll not regret it! A good traveler is one who is willing to experiment and constantly trying to expand his horizons. And you definitely cannot expand your horizons and broaden your world-view by continuing to visit the same old popular places over and over again. Because there is also a world outside the so-called popular destinations…
  • YOUR VIEW: The Man Who Gave His Employees Cars, Jewelry And Apartments As Diwali Bonus

    TBI Reader
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    In the YOUR VIEW section, we highlight some of the most pertinent and interesting letters and opinions sent to us by our readers. Have something to say? Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com with “YOUR VIEW” in the subject line. Savji bhai Dholakia, a diamond merchant in Surat, has shown the way on how to reward and incentivise employees by offering them a choice between owning a car, jewelry or an apartment as Diwali bonus this year! Our reader Nalin Rai tells us more about the visionary here. Even a Tata or a Birla have not done, though they are considered the doyens of…
  • Celebrating The Bonds Of Sisterhood In Asia’s Biggest Red Light Area This Diwali

    Taru Bahl
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    While we gear up to celebrate the festival of lights with our family and loved ones, the girls in Asia’s largest and the world’s second-largest red-light district rally around to offer comfort and kinship to each other while they are miles away from their families. They sit together, pray and light diyas instead of bursting crackers as they believe it pollutes the environment! Take a peek at life in a brothel and learn how, despite their vulnerabilities, the women have learnt to live a full life. Bracing themselves for brisk sales for Diwali, petty shopkeepers in and around…
  • Having Lost His Eye Sight, He Built A Successful Company With 200 Other Visually Impaired People

    Shreya Pareek
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Bhavesh Bhatia lost his eyesight in his early 20s. As the light faded from his eyes, instead of lamenting on his fate, he decided to learn the art of candle making and light up the lives of others like him. Bhatia today runs a huge candle manufacturing enterprise that provides employment to hundreds of visually impaired people and has clients across the globe. Read how this inspiring man converted this disability into an opportunity. “Manzilo ko kabhi ye na batao ki tumhari takleef kahan hai…lekin takleef ko zarur ye batao ki manzil kahan hai,” (Do not tell your destination your…
  • 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.
 
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    Parsi Khabar

  • New Bombay Zoroastrian Association Kick starts their Agiary Project

    arZan
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Sharukh Doctor, the President of the New Bombay Zoroastrian Association informs us The New Bombay Zoroastrian Association (NBZA) Kick starts their Agiary Project with the Bhomi Poojan offered by the contractor on the auspicious day of Dussehera. The work will now begin on this project of building Agiary, Community Hall and the Old Age Home as the monsoon season is coming to the end. The contractor offered the puja in their traditional way. The President NBZA, the Architect along with the Zoroastrian community members, the contractor’s family and their representatives attended the function.
  • Soprano Meher Pavri: In Conversation

    arZan
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Ashima Suri speaks to Indo-Canadian soprano, Meher Pavri. Born and raised in Canada, Meher Pavri is proud of her Indian heritage. In 2007, she was crowned Miss India-Canada and wowed the crowd with her classically trained voice during the talent portion. She is the only contestant to receive a standing ovation in the pageant’s history! No stranger to the limelight, she recently performed at a Toronto Raptor’s NBA game, where she sang for an audience of 17,000 people. Along with Ms. Pavri’s many musical pursuits, she also works as an actor and model, and is establishing herself in the…
  • Dreams Come True: A Parsiana Editorial

    arZan
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Dreams come true Parsiana Editorial Viewpoint on New Zoroastrian Centers in the Diaspora In the 1970s as more formal Zoroastrian associations sprung up in North America (NA), the notion of having centers of their own was highly improbable. Most of the immigrants were professionals who found their way to the West as students. They were beginning to buy homes, pay mortgages, raise money to see their children through college. As Lovji Cama, who came to the USA in 1960 with the help of a Tata scholarship and completed a doctorate in chemistry from Columbia University, noted in an article in…
  • The Traditional Parsi Hadvaid

    arZan
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Abstract This article studies the heritage of the traditional hadvaid in the Parsi-Zoroastrian community and shows how this tradition pre-dates what the world today knows as chiropractic. The article concludes with some interesting, first-hand anecdotes and a background on two of the famed and perhaps the greatest exponents of the Parsi-Zoroastrian hadvaid tradition. Article by Dr. Kayomarz Patel Introduction “In numbers, Parsis are beneath contempt, but in contribution, beyond compare … (1)” The traditional Parsi-Zoroastrian hadvaid is a shining example of this immortal quote with…
  • 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…
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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

  • 6 Amazing Bands Which Show That India Is A Powerhouse Of Musical Talent

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    By Kavya Singhal: “Yaar tera superstar, desi kallakaar…” sang the group of the seven-twelve year olds with a smile on their face so big that I wouldn’t have been surprised if their cheeks decided to tear open (No, I’m not exaggerating). These kids happen to literally know each and every new Bollywood song that is released time and again. They aren’t exactly the only ones whom this song has gotten head over heels – whether you like it or not, media, especially the radio, has made sure to make each and every Indian to be at least introduced to it. If not the song,…
  • Spent Diwali Away From Family This Year? You May Relate To This!

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    By Makepeace Sitlhou: ‘Tis the time of the year when our homes light up like a Christmas tree, we cheat on our diet plans, bring out those fun board games and meet family and friends from far and near. But as someone living away from family in another city, festive occasions are like the ‘Achilles Heel’ to the sense of independence, space and freedom I claim to on most other days. In the hopes of finding some company to my misery, I went around the office to know how my peers spent the holidays with their dear folks. However, leave or travel costs aside, most of us have the…
  • Isn’t It Time We Admitted Something’s Terribly Wrong With Our Schools?

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    By Rohit Kumar: I was talking to some friends about the value of discipline and the implications of the same when we lack it in our society. A friend proposed – fear from an authority has successfully induced a sense of discipline and responsibility, even if it’s not sustainable. Is that not better than not having it at all? In such a case, what is the role of democracy? Would some stricter laws and their implementation not help? People need to behave, and for that, if force is the only option, why not use it to discipline them a bit? Picture credits: lecercle I wonder whose definition of…
  • How The Latest Cult Of Nationalism Threatens India’s Social Fabric

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:21 am
    By Ananya Barua: “In spite of our great difficulty, however, India has done something. She has tried to make an adjustment of races, to acknowledge the real differences between them where these exist, and yet seek for some basis of unity.” – Rabindranath Tagore (Nationalism in India) ‘Unity in diversity’, ‘cultural, religious and linguistic plurality’ all sum up to the tentative patronage of the illustrious secularism. And, haven’t we all at some point of time, loved to vouch for that? Well, I have. Since the initial days of my submission to institutionalisation, I have grown…
  • Of “Honourables” And “His/Her Excellencies”: Why These Default Honorifics Should Be Abolished

    anshultewari@gmail.com (Youth Ki Awaaz)
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:20 am
    By Urvashi Prasad: Titles such as “honourable” and “his/her Excellency” have been used for centuries in many countries including India in the names of dignitaries. In India, members of the parliament, ministers in the government, judges of the higher judiciary, are some of the classes of individuals who are entitled to the use of these prefixes. While there is a colonial legacy to this practice, it is high time that India abolishes it and sets an example for the rest of the world. Photo Credit We live in a society where inequality is perhaps our single biggest challenge. While on the…
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    Indian Television

  • MTV Fanaah Season 2 – Saturday, 25th October at 7 P.M on MTV

    Indian Television
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    MTV Fanaah Season 2 MTV Returns with MTV Fanaah Season 2 – Impossible Love Story MTV Fanaah Season 2 Get ready to witness an all new season of MTV Fanaah, with actors Karan Kundra and Chetna Pandey in exciting new looks. Joining them would be Ayaz Ahmed, Scarlet Rose, Meghna Naidu and many others. Witness the blossoming of love in the unlikeliest of circumstances as the story moves to the present day and is set in a medical school. MTV Fanaah returns to tell a story of impossible love and the battle to win over it. MTV Fanaah Watch MTV Fanaah 2 on Saturday, 25th October at 7pm only on…
  • Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale – Every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM On Zee TV

    Indian Television
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale On Zee TV Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale To jump on to this joyride, stay tuned to ‘Maruti Suzuki Alto K 10 Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale Co-powered by Askmebazaar.com & L’Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X’ every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM, only on Zee TV. Everyone knows that Shah Rukh Khan’s sprawling, sea-facing mansion ‘Mannat’ – where he stays with his family – is his prized possession and a point of envy for countless others! But a young contestant named Mannat took the King Khan by surprise when she came to perform at the Ahmedabad auditions of Zee…
  • 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…
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    NextBigWhat

  • This Diwali, Clean Your City [Yes, There Is An App For That]

    Ashish Sinha
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    The NextBigWhat team wishes you happy diwali. And now that Diwali is over, it’s time for all of us to clean the city – the swachh bharat abhiyaan. And yeah, there are apps for that. I Clean India [link] I Clean India allows citizens to post photos of unclean spots in their locality & organize a cleanliness drive to fix the spot by inviting their friends and neighbors. I Clean India allows citizens to participate in cleanliness drives in their locality & post photos of the change that they were able to create to inspire others to join the movement. I Clean India :…
  • Xiaomi Clarifies Security Concern : Indian User Data Will Be Moved Out Of China Servers

    Ashish Sinha
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    There have been several concerns raised over Xiaomi user data – the latest being of IAF sugesting its teams and families to refrain from using Xiaomi devices, due to security reasons. Xiaomi Global VP, Hugo Barra has shared the following update with us. We hope this puts an end to the security concerns. 1. Xiaomi does not collect any information without user permission We offer various Internet based services such as Mi Cloud and Cloud Messaging which require data to be stored in the cloud. We take rigorous precautions to ensure that all data is secured when uploaded to Xiaomi servers…
  • eCommerce Enabler KartRocket Secures $ 2-mn Funding From Nirvana, 500 Startups

    Sivaprasad Nair
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    eCommerce enablement platform KartRocket today announced a Series A investment led by the technology venture investor Nirvana Venture Advisors. US-based 500 Startups and Japan-based Beenos (NetPrice) also participated in the financing round. Founded in 2012 in New Delhi, KartRocket provides a do-it-yourself ecommerce platform catering to the unique requirements of the Indian ecommerce industry and Indian SMEs. KartRocket provides Indian SMEs with web and mobile site designs, built-in shipping, payment and multi-channel sales integration for their online portals. KartRocket is currently…
  • MakeInIndia – Single Day Registration Period For Businesses

    Sivaprasad Nair
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    With the Make In India initiative promoting companies to startup in India, the government is now working on cutting down the registration period for companies from 25 days to a single day. The government has taken measures in regard to registration, tax systems and permit requirements etc to lure more companies into the country. India was ranked 134 of 189 countries in the world in the ‘ease of doing business’ survey made by World Bank. This was among the lowest ranks on the list. The Department of Industrial Policies and Promotion (DIPP) has taken up a series of measures to improve the…
  • Walnut – The Auto-magic Personal Assistant

    Sivaprasad Nair
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Walnut Personal Assistant is an android app that tracks Banks, Credit Cards, Bills and more. The app requires permissions to check business related messages on the user’s inbox which according to Walnut are numbers that are less than 10 digits in length. Walnut always runs on auto-mode on the user’s phone and collects the required data to provide visualizations and insights on expenses. The app will work on android phones but will not collect data from a test phone. Walnut requires a phone that is used on a daily basis as the app analyses the user’s inbox to create relevant data…
 
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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

  • Money transfer from abroad in service tax net

    P.J.
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    *Money transfer from abroad in service tax net* *MUMBAI: The Centre on Tuesday decided to garner revenue by indirectly levying service tax on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Australian Doctors Transplant 'Dead' Hearts in Surgical Breakthrough

    P.J.
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    *Australian Doctors Transplant 'Dead' Hearts in Surgical Breakthrough Sydney: * Australian surgeons said on Friday they have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Indian Railways launches train timings and schedule app

    P.J.
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    *Indian Railways launches train timings and schedule app * Train journeys for Indian commuters just got a much less anxiety laden. The Indian... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • Every parent must see this-KOMAL - A film on Child Sexual Abuse

    P.J.
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    *Every parent must see this-KOMAL - A film on Child Sexual Abuse* and if possible show this to their children. KOMAL - A film on Child Sexual... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
  • A sincere heartfelt thanks to Shri. P J ji

    JR
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Namaste PJ ji, This is my first post in this General Discussions forum and inspite of risking being my last post, I still decided to make it. ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the website for the topic, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Indian Cos Go To Market On Hopes Of Sustained Recovery

    Nandini Sanyal
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:21 am
    Indian companies have begun raising money from public markets on hopes that a sustained economic recovery will turn around business prospects in the country. Funds are being mobilised to retire “pricey” debt, initiate capex and to meet working capital needs, merchant bankers opine.The first six months of the current fiscal witnessed Indian companies collecting close to Rs 24,000 crore from equities market. Out of this, Over Rs 20,000 crore was pooled in through the QIP (qualified institutional placement) route.“The total amount raised through QIPs represents nearly a 17 fold…
  • Indian Cos Go To Market On Hopes Of Sustained Recovery

    Nandini Sanyal
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:21 am
    Indian companies have begun raising money from public markets on hopes that a sustained economic recovery will turn around business prospects in the country. Funds are being mobilised to retire “pricey” debt, initiate capex and to meet working capital needs, merchant bankers opine.The first six months of the current fiscal witnessed Indian companies collecting close to Rs 24,000 crore from equities market. Out of this, Over Rs 20,000 crore was pooled in through the QIP (qualified institutional placement) route.“The total amount raised through QIPs represents nearly a 17 fold…
  • No Plan To Cut Supply Of Subsidised LPG Cylinders, Says Pradhan

    Nandini Sanyal
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    The Indian government has no plans to curtail supply of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) from current 12 cylinders per household in a year even as it looks to give cash subsidy to consumers across the country by June."There is absolutely no proposal to reduce subsidised LPG quota (per household)," Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told PTI in an interview here.In August, the Narendra Modi-led government gave consumers the freedom to avail their quota of 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg weight at subsidised rate during anytime of the year against the previous restriction of one per month.Pradhan…
  • Gold Sales Jump 20% For Diwali

    Nandini Sanyal
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    Gold sales in India during the festivals of Diwali and Dhanteras celebrated this week rose by about a fifth, a senior official at the country's biggest gold trade group said on Friday.Premiums in India, the second biggest buyer of bullion, jumped to $17-$18 an ounce this week, compared with $12 last week, on surging demand.Dhanteras, associated with Lakshmi - the goddess of wealth, and Diwali, the festival of lights, are both considered auspicious to buy gold."Diwali sales across the country were very good. It was about 20 percent higher compared with last year," Bachhraj Bamalwa,…
  • Rajaratnam's Brother Reaches Insider Trading Deal With US SEC

    Nandini Sanyal
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    Rengan Rajaratnam, who was cleared of criminal insider trading charges following the conviction of his older brother, Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, has agreed to pay more than $841,000 to resolve civil claims by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The settlement was filed on Thursday by the SEC in New York federal court, three months after a federal jury in Manhattan acquitted Rengan Rajaratnam of conspiring to engage in insider trading, a rare defeat for U.S. prosecutors. Under the agreement with the SEC, Rajaratnam will pay the $841,243 in four equal payments and will…
 
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  • Hive Community Festival OCT 26

    sam
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    On Sunday 26th October, we will be hosting our second edition of the Hive Community Festival. Drop in for theatre performances, an art workshop, a programming workshop for artists, Indie Designers, Artists, food stalls, live music and more.STALLS1.Bombay Underground2.Juhie Kothari Statement Jewellery3.Something Sketchy4.Mapping Journeys5.Kajal Rao Accessories6.No Strings Attached7.Patpai & Chaddybuddy8.Nolan Lewis [Oracle+tarot card]9.Trishna Patnaik ArtEVENTS11:00am-12:30pm - "Wellness at The Hive" - A unique spiritual journey guided by Deepamji http://on.fb.me/1tIB5Ta2:30pm-3:30pm -…
  • 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,…
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  • 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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  • India Morning Report: Playfully yours, India Inc.

    zyakaira
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Happy Deepavali and a happy new year. It’s 2071 AD as most of you must have seen on a flash by on your TV screens. Heromoto has come out ahead, that is definitely newer this Deepavali with heavy duty bikes making a return with Bajaj Auto but the market much bigger for the smaller bikes and split vertically between Hero and Honda. But back to playing favorites and markets are way ahead just waiting and watching for growth pick up signs to come head first in the Banks and non Banking companies, HDFC Bank proving it as simple as pie and Kotak following in its steps today when it announces…
  • 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…
 
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  • 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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    Reflections

  • A Different Diwali Greeting...

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    क्यों न मनाएं दीप पर्व संस्कार की रंगोली सजे, आस्था की पूजा हो, प्रेम की फुलझड़ियां जलें, ज्ञान का वंदनवार हो, सौभाग्य के द्वार खुले, प्रेरणा के चौक-मांडने पूरें, संकल्प का श्रीफल हो, शुभ की जगह लिखें…
  • 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…
 
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    NewsYaps

  • Venkaiah Naidu adopts Hudhud affected village in Andhra Pradesh

    Team NewsYaps
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    Image Courtesy: newindianexpress.com New Delhi: Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has adopted Chepala Uppada village of Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam district for rehabilitation and development in the aftermath of recent cyclone Hudhud that ravaged north coastal districts of the state. This fishermen village and the surrounding hamlets were severely affected by the cyclone. Naidu has decided to donate his one month salary besides a contribution of Rs.25 lakhs from MPLADS funds for rebuilding of Chepala Uppada village and adjoining hamlets. Resources will also be mobilized…
  • Chief Palestinian negotiator issues statehood ultimatum

    Team NewsYaps
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat (C) and Maen Rashid Areikat (2nd R), chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) delegation in Washington, arrive to meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department in Washington September 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files Ramallah, West Bank: The Palestinians’ chief peace negotiator has laid out in the clearest terms yet plans to establish an independent Palestinian state within three years, even if it means ignoring pleas from the United States not to push ahead. Expressing deep frustration and a degree of…
  • Bomb threat to AI flight sparks security alert

    Team NewsYaps
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:26 am
    Image courtesy: Reuters Kochi: A threat of a bomb explosion or a possible suicide attack on an Air India flight from Mumbai sparked an alert here with authorities beefing up security at the international airport. Airport Director A.K.C. Nair told PTI that they received information from Kolkata that there is a threat to the AI flight on the Mumbai-Kochi sector on October 25 and Ahmedabad-Mumbai sector tonight. “There was a threat of bomb attack or bomb suicide attack,” he said. A high-level meeting was convened this morning by CISF DIG Anand Mohan, who arrived here from Chennai, to…
  • First protein microfibre developed in lab

    Team NewsYaps
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    Image courtesy: campitellihealth New York: In a first, scientists have created new proteins that are capable of self-assembling into fibres on a microscale, paving the way for new opportunities for using engineered protein fibres in drugs. “A microscale fibre that is capable of delivering a small molecule, whether it be a therapeutic compound or other material, is a major step forward,” said lead researcher Jin Kim Montclare, associate professor at New York University. For as long as scientists have been able to create new proteins that are capable of self-assembling into fibres,…
  • Pakistan won’t let India build bunkers

    Team NewsYaps
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    Image courtesy: Reuters Islamabad: Pakistan has said it won’t allow India to build bunkers along the Jammu and Kashmir border in violation of a bilateral pact. The foreign office also accused the Indian armed forces of targeting the civilian population in Pakistan-held Kashmir, Geo TV reported. Ministry spokesman Tasnim Aslam said Pakistan had highlighted the issue of “unprovoked Indian firing” at the United Nations and other fora. She said that according to an agreement on the “working boundary” in Jammu and Kashmir, India and Pakistan cannot carry out any…
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    India Real Time

  • After Deadly Blizzard, a Knife-Edge Rescue Near the Top of the World

    Raymond Zhong
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    After last week’s massive blizzard stranded one of Nadav Ben Yehuda's countrymen alone on a ridge near Mount Everest, the Israeli mountaineer set out with little more than a satellite phone and a map marked with some locations where the trapped climber might be.
  • Remote Bhutan Gets Google Street View Panoramas

    Newley Purnell
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:24 am
    Google has unveiled Street View images for some 1,900 miles of roads in Bhutan, allowing people who aren’t able to visit the tiny, isolated Himalayan kingdom a chance to take in some of its dramatic vistas.
  • Shiamak Davar Dance Company Starts Classes in NYC

    Aarti Virani
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The amalgamation of jazz, hip-hop, street funk and Bollywood-flavored choreography taught at Mr. Davar’s dance company in Mumbai for a quarter of a century has now made its way to the United States.
  • A Guggenheim Retrospective of Indian Artist V.S. Gaitonde’s Work

    Shanoor Seervai
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    The artist, who is sometimes referred to as India’s Rothko, is relatively unknown even in the art world but one of his paintings recently fetched the highest price ever paid in India for a modern work of art.
  • India Celebrates Diwali, Festival of Lights

    WSJ Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    India celebrates Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, Thursday. The festival marks the triumph of light over darkness and the beginning of the Hindu new year, when it is believed the Hindu god Rama returned to his capital city of Ayodhya after 14 years in exile.
 
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    Indian brand strategy

  • Why no crackers this Diwali is an arrogant statement….

    doc
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    I love George Carlin. While he was alive he spewed nothing but the honest truth. Never cared for hurting the sentiments of the so called guardians of the universe. One of the things he said was that ” Saving the environment is like one more arrogant attempt by the human beings to control nature, and […]
  • Why you should not Unfollow just to boost your twitter reputation…

    doc
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Twitter today is the most non-reciprocal social platform. That means that if you are following someone on Twitter it is not necessary for him to follow you. Let me take an example, Pop star Katy Perry @katyperry is has the  most followers on Twitter today. As of today she has 54 Million followers. But she follows […]
  • 2014 most valuable brands in India : Check to see if your brands are on the list

    doc
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
      The  WPP Brand Z Top 50 Most Valuable Indian Brands 2014 is out. And the most valuable brand in India is HDFC. I can see Archana grinning ear to ear as she has been banking with HDFC for a few years and says their services are amazing. Being an ICICI customer it was slightly disappointing to see […]
  • Why airlines need to introduce a baggage share program…

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

    doc
    2 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    India continues to see a surge of social issues that have rattled the society of late. The latest case in point being the rape of a 6 year old on the Vibgyor school premises in Bangalore  supposedly by their gym teachers at the school. Though it is a larger societal issue are brands to blame […]
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    The American Bazaar

  • Xiaomi smartphones pose cyber security threat in India

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    IAF personnel cautioned against using the phones. By Dileep Thekkethil BANGALORE: Xiaomi, the smartphone manufacturer that became No. 1 in China, much to the envy of top brands including Apple and Samsung, is under the scanner in India and Taiwan as officials were advised not to use Xiaomi smartphones owing to cyber security threats. Xiaomi is currently engaged in changing its Beijing-based server to a server operated by Amazon.com in California and Singapore. The transfer of data to these servers started early this year and is expected to complete soon. According to the official statement,…
  • John Kerry and the State Department host Diwali celebrations

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Obama sends a video greeting. By Sirmuk Singh Manku WASHINGTON, DC: The Secretary of State John Kerry, the Indian Ambassador to the United States S. Jaishankar, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal and a number of Indian Americans serving the Obama administration were among the dignitaries gathered at the first-ever Diwali celebrations at the Department of State, on October 23. Speaking on the occasion, Kerry paid tributes to various Indian communities. “As we celebrate Diwali this evening, we also hail the…
  • Brandon Chillar charges a different kind of opponent: a Sapphire Dragon in California

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    Former NFL player mows down a rare tree in driving accident. By The American Bazaar Staff WASHINGTON, DC: The one of only two Indian American player to ever make it to the National Football League (NFL), Brandon Chillar, who was a lineman for the St. Louis Rams and the Green Bay Packers, had his share of heavy tackles and mind numbing hits from opponents weighing a couple of hundred pounds. But he’s in the news now for a charge of a different kind: bringing down a tree. Chillar mowed down a rare tree in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, severely damaging it in the process, reported CBS.
  • New York on edge of pandemonium, markets tense as Dr. Craig Spencer tests Ebola positive

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    Growing list of Ebola-infected victims in the US. By The American Bazaar Staff NEW YORK:  Despite assurances of stringent methods to control cases of Ebola spreading here in the concrete jungle, there is a sense of trepidation and a feeling of watching a high wire act, as authorities and the general populace, and indeed the rest of the country and the world wait to see if more cases of Ebola erupt, after Dr. Craig Spencer, a doctor in New York who recently returned from the Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa, was found to be positive and shifted to isolation ward at the Bellevue Hospital…
  • Want to be a billionaire? Forget MIT or Columbia, study at the University of Mumbai

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    University of Mumbai has produced 12 billionaires. By The American Bazaar Staff MUMBAI: In a stunning revelation, the humble University of Mumbai has emerged in the 9th position globally, in terms of the number of billionaires produced who got an undergraduate degree from a specific college, beating Ivy League institutions like Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University. Univ. of Mumbai “Which Universities Produce The Most Billionaires”, an annual list of the top 20 institutions globally brought out by the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census, is dominated by…
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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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    Real Estate News

  • Real Estate sales slowdown in September quarter

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    The real estate sales in the quarter ending September 2014 showed significant slowdown across India, although Bangalore being the IT hub of India showed a bit of resilience. The projects especially the ones whose pricing was aimed at the mid-market attracted buyers. India’s largest real estate market, the national Capital Region (NCR – Delhi and ...
  • 5 Major Luxury apartments in the Heart of the Bangalore

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

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

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

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

  • For News on BJP-Sena Reunion, All Eyes on PM Modi’s High Tea

    Mixi Babul
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tea party for allies on Sunday may not feature a grand reunion between the ruling BJP and the Shiv Sena even though the former allies are taking tentative steps towards reviving their partnership to take power in Maharashtra. For News on BJP-Sena Reunion, All Eyes on PM Modi’s High [...] The post For News on BJP-Sena Reunion, All Eyes on PM Modi’s High Tea appeared first on Indilens
  • Marlon Samuels Says He Never Wanted to Abandon India Tour

    Mixi Babul
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Kingston: Marlon Samuels is the first player to speak out about the controversial decision taken by the players. The Jamaican said he was focussed all along on completing the tour and dealing with the contracts and pay issues afterwards. Marlon Samuels Says He Never Wanted to Abandon India Tour West Indies stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said [...] The post Marlon Samuels Says He Never Wanted to Abandon India Tour appeared first on Indilens
  • Three Major Nations Absent as China Launches World Bank Rival in Asia

    Mixi Babul
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens SHANGHAI(Reuters): Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. Three Major Nations Absent as China Launches World Bank Rival in Asia China’s proposed $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is [...] The post Three Major Nations Absent as China Launches World Bank Rival in Asia appeared first on Indilens
  • Indian Air Force Asks Personnel Not to Use Chinese Xiaomi Phones

    Mixi Babul
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force has asked its personnel and their families not to use Chinese ‘Xiaomi Redmi 1s’ phones as it believes these phones could be transferring data to their servers in China and hence be a security risk. Indian Air Force Asks Personnel Not to Use Chinese Xiaomi Phones “F-secure, a leading [...] The post Indian Air Force Asks Personnel Not to Use Chinese Xiaomi Phones appeared first on Indilens
  • Madrassa student set afire in West Bengal village Bhagwanpur

    Mixi Babul
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    This report is prepared by Mixi Babul for Indilens Kolkata, Zaidul Haque(TCN): Close on the heels of negative propaganda by media post-Burdwan blasts, a mysterious incident of attempted burning of a Madrassa student in a village near here, allegedly by a suspected radical group, has given rise to communal tension. Madrassa student set afire in West Bengal village Bhagwanpur Representational Image: TCN Amiruddin Khan [...] The post Madrassa student set afire in West Bengal village Bhagwanpur 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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    Anshul Gautam's

  • 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

  • Health tip of the week

    swethadhaara
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    To get relief from scabies or other skin irritations that cause itching, apply a mix of lime and castor oil on the affected parts. Follow us @ www.facebook.com/LadiesBulletin
  • 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
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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

  • MTV Fanaah Season 2 – Saturday, 25th October at 7 P.M on MTV

    Indian Television
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    MTV Fanaah Season 2 MTV Returns with MTV Fanaah Season 2 – Impossible Love Story MTV Fanaah Season 2 Get ready to witness an all new season of MTV Fanaah, with actors Karan Kundra and Chetna Pandey in exciting new looks. Joining them would be Ayaz Ahmed, Scarlet Rose, Meghna Naidu and many others. Witness the blossoming of love in the unlikeliest of circumstances as the story moves to the present day and is set in a medical school. MTV Fanaah returns to tell a story of impossible love and the battle to win over it. MTV Fanaah Watch MTV Fanaah 2 on Saturday, 25th October at 7pm only on…
  • Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale – Every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM On Zee TV

    Indian Television
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale On Zee TV Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale To jump on to this joyride, stay tuned to ‘Maruti Suzuki Alto K 10 Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale Co-powered by Askmebazaar.com & L’Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X’ every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM, only on Zee TV. Everyone knows that Shah Rukh Khan’s sprawling, sea-facing mansion ‘Mannat’ – where he stays with his family – is his prized possession and a point of envy for countless others! But a young contestant named Mannat took the King Khan by surprise when she came to perform at the Ahmedabad auditions of Zee…
  • 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…
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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

  • 1001 Rama and 1001 Ramayana

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    1001 Rama and 1001 Ramayana Somewhere I have read, that answers to all your questions lies in Ramayana. Though, at that point of time, these were just words for me. And I haven't really think of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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    PunjabNews.TV

  • Bapu Zimidar | Jassi Gill | Replay ( Return Of Melody ) |

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Great new song by Jassi Gill on his album Replay. The lyrics written by Happy Raikoti and music by Jatinder Shah. Song – Bapu Zimidar Artist – Jassi Gill Album – Replay ( Return Of Melody) Lyrics – Happy Raikoti Music – Jatinder Shah Video by – Virsa Arts Label – Speed Records The song has received some negative feedback online: “At the end you show your ego” “What’s wrong with Punjabi music ? seriously your going to change your lifestyle to impress a girl who doesn’t even look your way? Punjabi music is ruining Punjab…
  • Badal Gets ANGRY at News Reporters

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Parkash Singh Badal while addressing a gathering, termed the ‘Golden Temple Entrance Plaza’ as an architectural marvel which was humble tribute by the state government to add to zing of the Sri Harmandir Sahib. Parkash Singh Badal said he does not want to talk about other topics on the occasion of Diwali. He also asked journalists to not to ask questions. When some reporters tried to talk about Navjot Sidhu, Parkash Singh Badal refused to talk about it. CM Badal ended the conversation with Journalists by saying “CHANGA JI” Video: Punjab News
  • Movie Trailer – Amrinder Gill – Happy GO Lucky

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    After success of Gorean nu Daffa karo, Amrinder Gill will now seen in HAPPY GO LUCKY. Baweja Movies Pvt. Ltd in Association with Saga Music presenting the official trailer of New Punjabi Movie 2014 “Happy Go Lucky” starring Amrinder Gill, Harish Verma, Sumit Sandhu, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Isha Rikhi, Shruti Sodhi, Sakshita Kumaria and Shivani Saini. The movie is scheduled to release worldwide on November 21st, 2014. Title : Happy Go Lucky Trailer Star Cast : Amrinder Gill, Harish Verma, Sumit Sandhu, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Isha Rikhi, Shruti Sodhi, Sakshita Kumaria and Shivani Saini Movie Credits :…
  • Modi will bring back Black Money – Ramdev

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Yoga teacher Baba Ramdev has stated the Hindustan’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will bring back ‘black money’ which is allegedly sitting in Swiss accounts. The black money controversy has been at the heart of political debate for a while with opposition parties often accusing each other of holding money in Swiss accounts. The BJP had promised before they were elected to bring back that money. However, they are now also stalling the process as they probably will end up exposing BJP members too. Video Source: ABP News
  • How Powerful Is India? Click to find out

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    India is the second most populated country in the world, but a headcount like that doesn’t necessarily mean they possess formidable military force. So how much power does India really have? Is this rapidly growing nation a threat to other countries? TestTube’s new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It’s a place where curiosity rules and together we’ll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Video Source: Test Tube
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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.
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    25 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in India is one of the largest attractions all over the world. People from different countries travel to the cities of Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad just to witness this glorifying festival. The festival starts on the day on Ganesh Chaturthi which falls in the months of August … Read Full PostThe post Ganesh Visarjan 2014 Date – Ganpati Visarjan Photos You Must See appeared first on {*Happy*} Ganesh Chaaturthi 2014.
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    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.
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    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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    Air travel during pregnancy requires utmost care for the mother as well as baby’s health. Even if a woman has an uncomplicated pregnancy, there is no doubt that she needs 100 percent clarity on how to safely travel by air along with her precious load. It is important to follow some necessary guidelines to feel comfortable during the entire journey. Here are some tips/suggestions that will make your air travel stress lesser and safer at any stage of pregnancy. The post Air travel during pregnancy appeared first on Global Travel Wiki - Travel Tourism Guide.
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    Although it is perfectly safe to travel during pregnancy, there are few pregnancy-travel-related concerns. Especially, it is said that travel to developing countries is not recommendable during pregnancy for various reasons, including the risk of contagious diseases and lower standard of medical facilities compared with developed nations. In such cases, you have to take a few added precautions and do some extra planning. This article elaborates the best ways to travel pregnant, which will help in making your trip the safest and the most comfortable it can be. The post Best ways to travel…
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    France is an ideal place for architects, historians, nature lovers, adventure freaks, etc. A place to relish a number of things from architecture to food. The nation flows with life, beauty and elegance. These 20 top tourist attractions in France are a real deal. Don’t miss any of these for an amazing time in France. Everything around you can be simply superb. Are planning for an extended... The post Top 20 tourist attractions in France appeared first on Global Travel Wiki - Travel Tourism Guide.
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    Eiffel tower Restaurants The Eiffel tower offers its visitors a feast for their taste buds in addition to the feast for the eyes. It has two restaurants: Le 58 tour Eiffel on the first floor and Le Jules Verne on the second floor. Apart from these there are some champagne bars and several buffets. Le […] The post Eiffel tower Restaurants appeared first on France Travel Wiki.
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  • Did Ajay Devgn take a dig at Salman Khan in his 'Action Jackson' trailer?

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    22 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Ajay Devgn unveiled his next movie Action Jackson's masaledaar preview . Strong and more rowdy than in the past, the movie features this time to Ajay Devgn.In the 2 minute something preview, we did find that some important digs have been intentionally shot by Ajay at his movies and Salman Khan. Belonging to the exact same genre of movies, it had been anticipated to be laden with dhaasu dialoguebaazi and some significant dosage stunts. But we think, some were composed keeping our Dabangg Khan's dialogues in your mind."Na dedication, na appointment, only punishment" which seemed incredibly…
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    Pavan Patidar
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    On Tuesday, three weeks, the performer injured his arm in a work out and has really been counseled remainder.During a work out, the actor injured his arm on Tuesday and has been advised three weeks remainder. The actor who wanted to lose his muscles and get slim and fit for Ashutosh Gowariker's interval love story, Mohenjo Daro, was working out feverishly in his home gym when pain hit.A source near the performer told Mirror that Hrithik has been nursing a debilitating arm for fourteen days now along with the situation aggravated. A doctor, who had been consulted, guided the performer to rest…
  • Google Inc launches new email service, calls it 'Inbox', packs it with extras

    Pavan Patidar
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Google said it was sending out invitations to Gmail users that were chosen to try the brand new service out.For now the new service will be supplied alongside Gmail, that was established in 2004. It's going to be accessible on the Web along with on iPhones and Android smartphones."Inbox is by the exact same folks who brought you Gmail, but it is not Gmail: it is an entirely different kind of inbox, made to concentrate on what truly matters," the firm said in a blog post.Google said Inbox shows realtime upgrades to e-mails - for instance, revealing the delivery status of things purchased…
  • Canada's PM says parliament attack was an act of terror

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    22 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Canada's prime minister called it the nation's second terrorist attack."We won't be intimidated.A caucus when the strike started outside the doorway was being addressed by Harper, however he escaped.Investigators offered little information on the gunman -year old small criminal Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. But Harper said: "In the times to come we are going to understand the terrorist and any accomplices he might have experienced."Canada was already on alert at that time due to a fatal hit and run attack Monday against two Canadian soldiers with a guy Harper described as an "ISIL-divine terrorist."…
  • PM Narendra Modi leaves for Siachen on Diwali to spend time with soldiers

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    22 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who's scheduled to spend Diwali with all the flood-hit targets will additionally visit Siachen to spend some time with soldiers.Modi's journey was began by he around for Siachen.Earlier this morning's Modi's fortune that I will have the ability to spend some time with this particular day with our courageous soldiers.Friends, I will be leaving for Siachen Glacier. Siachen's Modi's fortune that I will have the ability to spend some time with our courageous soldiers with this day that is particularPaying homage to a large number of soldiers, he further said,…
 
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  • Buy OnePlus One without Invite Pre order Now

    kanuj sharma
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    The post Buy OnePlus One without Invite Pre order Now appeared first on Candytech. Buy OnePlus One without Invite Pre order Now If you were unable to get an invite for the OnePlus One and want one invite to get the new OnePlus One. Then it is time you stop waiting for it as OnePlus One is now availble for pre-order and you can pre-book one for yourself directly without waiting for the invite from OnePlus One users. Carl Pei, director of OnePlus Global, stated in his blog post that they had high demand for the device and wanted to meet it but they have not gone into mass production of devices…
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    20 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    The post Moto G 2nd gen Vs Samsung Grand 2 Vs Zenphone 5 appeared first on Candytech. Moto G 2nd gen Vs Samsung Grand 2 Vs Zenphone 5 – Which is better!  Moto G 2nd gen Vs Samsung Grand 2 Vs Zenphone 5 – Which is better! All of these handsets are best seller in the mid range segment. These handsets are all equipped with powerful processor and have more than 1 GB Ram. The camera is 8 MP for all the three smartphones and has good autofocus for daylight photographs. I have used all three of them and I really liked the Zenphone 5 camera while other two also are almost comparable.
  • Gigabyte launches New Graphics Cards in India

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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    The post Gigabyte launches New Graphics Cards in India appeared first on Candytech. Gigabyte launches New Graphics Cards in India Gigabyte launches New Graphics Cards in India – Though we already had some of the Gigabyte Graphics cards in the market. Now Gigabyte has entered the Indian market officially with Graphics cards by partnering with INGRAM Micro to sell Nvidia GeForce Graphics cards. So far the arrangement is between Nvidia and Gigabyte only, yet it is to be seen whether Gigabyte also start selling AMD based cards. Gigabyte globally sells AMD graphics cards as well. As per a…
  • Budget 8MP Smartphones Huawei Honor Holly Vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S

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    19 Oct 2014 | 7:03 pm
    The post Budget 8MP Smartphones Huawei Honor Holly Vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S appeared first on Candytech. Budget 8MP Smartphones Huawei Honor Holly Vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S  Budget 8MP Smartphones Huawei Honor Holly Vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S – Huawei has launched the Huawei Honor Holly to battle the most eagerly purchased handset the Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Huawei on Tuesday announced a 5-inch budget Android 4.4.2 KitKat smartphone. The Honor Holly, is priced at Rs. 6,999.  The new smartphone is exclusive to Flipkart, just like the Honor 6. It is now available on Flipkart for MRP Rs. 6,999. The smartphone is…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 India Preview Price Specs Features

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    19 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    The post Samsung Galaxy Note 4 India Preview Price Specs Features appeared first on Candytech.  Samsung Galaxy Note 4 India Preview Price Specs Features   Oct 19, 2014, Mumbai  – Samsung Galaxy Note 4 India Preview Price Specs Features :It is most likely that Samsung is set to launch its latest flagship Galaxy Note 4 on October 14 in India to take advantage of Diwali shopping extravaganza. The Note 4 will be launched before Diwali,” said Samsung India VP for mobile & IT Asim Warsi. He was speaking at the launch of the 4.7-inch Galaxy Alpha smartphone priced at Rs 39,990…
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  • Top 6 Influential Women Who Were Born As Men

    Amit Sharma
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    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)
  • Top 6 Online Payment Alternatives To Paypal

    Sathish
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    The post Top 6 Online Payment Alternatives To Paypal appeared first on Top 6 Lists. PayPal is undeniably an extremely popular online payment service used by several top brands to transact with its clients. With online payment mode growing rapidly, PayPal has started to face fierce competition these days with more and more players vying for a piece of the pie. PayPal in recent times has seen a dip on […] (Visited 94 times, 94 visits today)
  • 6 Best Books On Meditation For Beginners

    Amit Sharma
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    The post 6 Best Books On Meditation For Beginners appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Best books on meditation for beginners, is one raging question that crawls under every meditator’s skin. It’s hard to sit without instructions, but it’s even harder to clear the fog of doubts that appears from nowhere, later. Actually, we don’t have to clear them, we just have to sit and breathe, but even for that, […] (Visited 50 times, 50 visits today)
  • 6 Best Designer Sarees Available Online In India

    Sathish
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    The post 6 Best Designer Sarees Available Online In India appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Sarees have been synonymous with Indian culture across the world. In India, a saree is considered as a traditional Indian attire worn by women in every part of India. Designer sarees in particular have gained a lot of popularity as ideal party wear. Whatever the occasion might be, designer sarees will always make you look […] (Visited 92 times, 92 visits today)
  • Top 6 Alternatives To Google’s Android One Smartphone

    Amit Sharma
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    The post Top 6 Alternatives To Google’s Android One Smartphone appeared first on Top 6 Lists. Let’s uncover the top 6 alternatives to Android One smartphones, because in a price sensitive market like India people wouldn’t really care about the what version of Android their smartphone is using or whether their device comes with a quad-core processor. All they care about is whether the smartphone hardware can survive the long haul, […] (Visited 82 times, 82 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…
  • The Features of New Window's 10 Operating System

    vijay chander
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    Last Night Microsoft's released the revealed the new operating system Window's 10. The company says the new operating system is designed to run on the wide range of devices which inlcudes laptops, mobile phones, xbox etc., “Windows 10 will deliver the right experience at the right time on the right device,” Microsoft’s operating systems chief Terry Myerson said.Look at 10 new features of Window's 10 that Microsoft demonstrated yesterday at the launch event.Virtual DesktopMicrosoft introduced a new features in Window's 10. Virtual Desktop allows you to manage the desktop's for…
  • 6 Apps that helps you to keep your pictures and data secure

    vijay chander
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    Recently scandal of the celebrity nude pictures on the internet made users worrying about their data. There are many apps in the market that are used to keep our data privately.Here some of the apps1. KeepSafeIt keeps your personal photos and videos private by locking them behind an pin Pad. The selected pictures vanish from your gallery, giving you control over the access. Your friends, relatives and co-workers will able to see the pictures in your gallery but cant able to see whats in your keepsafe.Keepsafe is accessible to gadgets both running on iOS and Android.2. KYMS It allows you…
  • Microsoft's skipped, named its new operating system as Window's 10

    vijay chander
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Microsoft skipped straightly to Window's 10. Although the current version is called Windows 8, to emphasize its effort to move forward its skiiped the Window's 9.“Windows 10 represents the first step in a whole new generation of Windows,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s operating systems group. Only 20 per cent of organisations migrated to Windows 8, which was released two years ago, according to tech research firm Forrester. Many PC users disliked the touch-optimised interface and bemoaned the loss of the traditional start-button pop-up menu.The new…
  • 10 things should know about the new Window's 10

    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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