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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Celebrate Love 



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Friday, December 30, 2005

Awards ki Khoj...Patli Gali Association

Its truly hilarious. A friend in advertising role lets me in on a lil secret: December is the month of the year when all the nominations/candidature for all advertising awards are filed for. So, a lot of ad agencies try to sneak in even the shabbiest of their works. Such works are considered as the 'Patli Gali' (literally translated: 'narrow lane') category of work in the industry parlance.

Really kicks some media ass. Read it at leisure..


Thursday, December 29, 2005

'06 reasons ... 
*Rs 3799/- for groups of 10 couples or more
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New Year Concert at Guruskool Music

"Dear Friends,

To welcome the new year of 2006 we are privileged to have with us Srinibas Satpathy, Bansuri player of the Banaras Gharana, a child prodigy who has performed in prestigious music festivals in India like the Vasantahabba and toured extensively abroad accompanied on Tabla by Raju Kulkarni.

Performing by firelight at the open air amphitheatre at Guruskool, 31st Dec 2005 ,8.30 pm onwards.

You are invited with family and friends.

Geetha & Gopal Navale

PS: please come equipped for the winter night.
Directions to Guruskool: The Music Farm is a lush 3 acre space on the banks of the Kumudavathi creek on the outskirts of Bangalore with art and life support facilitiesneeded for creativity to flow

From Bangalore, India, if you are travelling by your own vehicle, get on to the Tumkur (NH4) Highway, travel about 25 Kms., then turn left at the Mangalore Turnoff, and you will have to take care to catch the road going right about 300 mts from here. Follow this road for 5 kms, it will take you over a bridge, take a left turn about 300 mts from this point through the Moodala Palya Village and you will reach Guruskool at the end of a 500 mts dirt track."


Bangalore Events: Fourth Corner Newsletter 00427122005 

Welcome to the Fourth newsletter of Fourth Corner Group. DO BANGALORE BENGALOORU ISTHYLE!!
RangaAayama - Theatre Festival - RangaAayama presents Bangalore with a multi lingual festival from well-known theatre groups and directors.  Details are on the Festival Page, the dates will be announced soon.
Contests has 14 tickets for winning for the RangaAayama festival.
ReCom has a review of Kamat Bugle Rock in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. 
We invite group members to contribute and help other Bangalorians to explore Bangalore in style.
Whats Up!! has an opportunity to participate in Theatre productions.
For forthcoming Fourth Corner production Ammavra Ganda and two new plays by April needs volunteers to handle production and backstage.
For Adventure Lovers there's programme sheet of Nature Admire
Other features at this week's Whats Up!! are
1. Photography Workshop by Anand Saran
2. Court Martial re runs at Chowdiah Memorial Hall
3. Certificate Course for wannabe Tech Writers by TASC Consulting
4. Workshop for Trainers and Educators at Christ College by  Center for Education Beyond the curriculum (CEDBEC)
Regulars at Whats Up!!
1. Ranga Shankara Schedule
2. Collective Chaos Film Screenings
3. Serious Readers Material from Creative Writers Network
Are all served there for you.
Do send in your feedback and suggestions.  Contributions to ReCom and Whats UP!! are welcome.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
98450 31413"

Be a part of the Digital Summit 2006 

17th and 18th January 2006
at Hotel Grand Maratha, Mumbai.

The Digital Summit 2006, is an initiative to promote and boost the domestic Internet Economy. The Summit will have focused sessions, presentations and discussions, led by experts, providing insights on challenges and strategies for internet investment decisions, effective implementation pertaining to Internet Access, Content, Commerce, Communication and maximizing returns on the web.

Some of Our Speakers
  • Shri Daya Nidhi Maran, Honorable Union Minister for Information Technology.
  • Neville Taraporewalla, Country Head, Yahoo India, Chairman IAMAI
  • Mahendra Swarup, CEO, Times Internet Ltd, VC IAMAI
  • Avnish Bajaj, Chairman, Ebay India Pvt. Ltd
  • Ajit Balakrishnan, MD & CEO,
  • V Ramani, CEO, Mediaturf
  • Ashutosh Srivastava, MD, Mindshare
  • Amitabh Pandey, Group General Manager (IT Services), IRCTC.
  • Anupam Mittal, Chairman & CEO, People Interactive (I) Pvt. Limited
  • Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder CEO, Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mahesh Murthy, CEO,
  • Mohit Bhatnagar, VP - New Products Development & Strategic Alliances, Airtel
  • Rajesh Sawhney, President, Reliance Entertainment
  • Deep Kalra, COO,
  • K Vaitheeswaran, COO,
  • Vijay Ramachandran, Marketing Services Head, Citibank
  • Ravi Kiran, MD India-West & South, Starcom Worldwide
  • Tushar Vyas, National Director - mOne, Group M Media India Pvt Ltd
  • Naresh Chandra, Head of Marketing, International Banking, ICICI Bank
  • Sanjeev Bikchandani, CEO,
  • Guarang Shetty, Vice President Marketing, Jet Airways
Conference Agenda
Day 1:
1. Role of the Internet in Indian Economy - Realism & Revolution - Where We're At & Where We're Going. : Ministerial Address and announcement of 'Esecure Seal' , an initiative that will help increase consumer confidence on financial Transactions Online
2. Broadband Access Today and Tomorrow
3. The Potential of Internet Access via Mobile
4. Unleashing the Retail Power of the Web
5. State of the Indian Online Market: Where we're at; Where We're Going? Where is the buying power?

Day 2:
1. Integrating Online into the Traditional Media Mix
2. CMO Panel: Delivering Digitally
3. Monetizing Interactive Publishing! Why is search so hot?
4. Impact of the Echo Generation
5. Strategies for Online Customer Acquisition
* Participation on Registration and by invitation only.  


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VM with Weishar 


Monday, December 26, 2005

More Dough from Google Inc.!

Recently, I received my third cheque from Google. This is for being a user of Adsense programme. Earlier too, I had written about my first Adsense cheque. All three cheques have been in the range of 100-110 USD. [Fourth one is already 33% on its way!] What's even better?: From second cheque onwards, Google have started paying in Indian Rupees. So, no long wait for the moolah to be credited in your account! Oh Google, how we all love you!


Friday, December 23, 2005

Dec 23rd: K# is jammin at Barista!

"Its our annual Christmas jam session . . by popular demand we're going public this time. So be there and bring a Santa hat.

K# is Jude Lazaro, Jacob Ninan, Mark Lazaro, Robin Colaco and Sam Pereira. A weird mix of odd characters. . . a choir conductor, a death metal fan , an eccentric guitarist cum mathematician, a rock vocalist and a theatre person. But we put our differences aside to meet on a common plane - to sing pure 4 part male harmony.

Merry Christmas !!!!!!!!

We are starting at 7 but come early and grab a chair! Barista – HMV House, St Mark’s Road."


Show before the sequel: The Final Rehearsal! 
13th Show

ACTor Company Theatre
The Final Rehearsal
December 25 2005 at Rangashankara at 7:30pm
For donor passes call 98808 33014 or write to
Also available at Crosswords, K.C Das, Landmark, Alliance Francaise and Rangashankara
- ACTor will premiere the sequel titled 'Award goes to' in 2006, so do catch this show now.
- Please do Fwd this mail to your friends and enemies!
- Picture attached. Please wait for it to download.


Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Ciy-wise Bloggers headcount: Which is the biggest of them all?

Blogger, blogger on the wall; Who's the biggest of them all? This is the question some people seem to be asking with reference to the geographical distribution of bloggers in India. The Daily News Analysis reports (Dec 06, 2005) that Chennai has the largest number of bloggers. I say No to that in the DNA article. Not that it matters, but I believe Bangalore has most bloggers.


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Book Launch: Conflict And Other Stories

The book release for "Conflict And Other Stories" is on the 21st December, 2005 at 6:00 pm at the British Council Library premises, Bangalore. Author is known to me and if anyone is planning to attend, I should be there too.


Monday, December 19, 2005

Hai Dum ??? 


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