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Friday, July 21, 2006

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Jul 27: Kaifi Aur Main 
Brooke Bond Taj Mahal presents the premiere of the musical theatre "Kaifi Aur Main" featuring Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, and Jaswinder Singh, in support of India Foundation for the arts (IFA), in Bangalore on July 29th at 7 pm at the St.Johns Auditorium, Koramangala.

Co-sponsors: TATA Mutual Fund, Kitchens of India, Cafe Coffee Day, The Park Hotel and Jet Airways.

Written by Javed Akhtar, directed by Ramesh Talwar, art direction by M.S.Sathyu, and music direction by Kuldip Singh - this theatrical presentation traces the life and poetry of renowned Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi. The letters and writings of Kaifi Azmi and his wife Shaukat Kaifi are brought to life by Shabana and Javed. The early years growing up in his village Mijwan...courtship days....their in Bombay in the 50s...Kaifi's work with mill workers...his fight against life-threatening illness... We attempt to understand Kaifi Azmi, the man behind the poet. In their inimitable style Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar take us through a very personal journey and share moments that will be cherished for many a lifetime.

Donor Passes are available for Rs 2000, Rs 1000, Rs 700 and Rs 500.

You can order online at
You can order by telephone by calling Nirmal at 41303030 between 9 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Saturday.
For limited Donor passes for Rs 2000/- and corporate/ group bookings call Joyce at 23610583/4 or email to us at

Donor passes are also available from July 22nd at the following Café Coffee day outlets, Jayanagar (32902888), BPCL Koramangala (32903942), Forum(32903015), Garuda Mall(32951433), Indiranagar (32902935), LavelleRoad(32902889), Brigade Road(32902967), Fraser Town(32902886), Crosswords(32902885), Malleswaram(32902971), Super Market (Brigade Road - 25581248)

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

NASSCOM & Booz Allen and Hamilton present Engineering Services Summit 2006 
Engineering Services Summit 2006
Date: 04 August 2006
Venue: Hotel Le Meridien, Bangalore

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NASSCOM has partnered with global consultants Booz Allen and Hamilton (BAH) to conduct a detailed report on ?Off-shoring Engineering Services: The Next Frontier & Potential for India?. The report provides a detailed perspective on the potential for outsourcing in engineering services and key enablers for India to address this opportunity.
Outsourced engineering and R&D services is expected to drive the next wave of outsourcing. Recognizing the benefits of offshore engineering?which include cost savings of the order of 20-50 percent, quality improvements, enhanced resource utilization and access to best practices and cutting-edge technologies?large global companies are turning to India for sourcing these services.  Clients across sectors ? high-tech, automotive, aerospace, construction, and consumer appliances are increasingly sourcing their engineering and R&D requirements from India.

Engineering Services Summit
A special summit is being hosted by NASSCOM to unveil the findings of the NASSCOM-BAH joint study on the Engineering services market, its existing status and future growth potential.

The summit provides an opportunity for IT companies in India to understand the trends in the outsourced engineering services market, capabilities of third-party vendors and critical success factors. CIOs of user organisations in the sectors of automotive, hi-tech, industrial automation, defence, construction will gain insights into innovative strategies being followed by global companies in product design. For industry analysts, government and media, the event will provide an opportunity to understand the scope of the opportunity and country competitiveness.
More Details  Register Now
The NASSCOM-BAH Study 2006 highlights the following:
  • India?s emergence as a sunrise destination for outsourced offshore engineering services
  • The country?s innovation-led ecosystem known for its specialized talent, state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure, conducive business environment, process excellence and capital availability
  • The strategies adopted by captive engineering units of global giants or third party services providers to harness India?s strengths in this domain, achieve cost efficiencies and global competitiveness and capture market share
  • The competitive engineering services landscape and India?s advantages over other alternative offshoring destinations

0900 ? 0930 hrs
0930 ? 1100 hrs
Key findings: NASSCOM-BAH report: Off-shoring Engineering Services: The Next Frontier & Potential for India
1100 ? 1130 hrs
Networking Tea / Coffee break
1130 ? 1300 hrs
India and the Market for Off-shored Engineering Services
1300 ? 1400 hrs
Networking Lunch
1400 ? 1530 hrs
India and the market for offshored Engineering Services
1530 ? 1600 hrs
Networking Tea / Coffee break
1600 ? 1715 hrs
Country Competitiveness and winning strategies

Delegate Fee
Group Discounts
Rs. 5000
Event registration only
10% for 3 or more delegates 
Rs. 15000
Event registration + 1 copy of NASSCOM-BAH Study
10% for 3 or more delegates 
If you are interested to register, please fax the registration form to a NASSCOM office in your city or email the completed form to Payment can be made online at or can be sent to the NASSCOM Bangalore office by 27th July 2006. More Details |  Register Now
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Networking Meeting with Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan, Chitra Kasturi & Poornima Shenoy  

Dear Mr. Jain,

Please mark your calendar and register for an exciting TiE Networking Meeting on
Saturday, 22nd July 2006

TiE - Bangalore Women's Forum presents a
Panel Discussion on

"People Management In A Dynamic Environment"

Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan
IIM Bangalore

Chitra Kasturi
Vice President, Lucent Technologies Network Solutions Group, India

Poornima Shenoy
President, India Semiconductor Association (ISA)

About the Panelists:
Vasanthi Srinivasan is an Associate Professor in the area of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management. Her areas of interest are Career and Performance Management, HR Management in the International Context and Team-based Work Systems. Her consulting work has been in the areas of building capability of HR professionals, performance management and leadership development. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI Jamshedpur, and a Fellow in Management from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Prior to Joining IIMB, she worked at Wipro Limited and The P&P Group, a Bangalore- based consulting organization. She was also Visiting Professor at the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. She is also in the Board of Directors of several organizations

Chitra Kasturi, Vice President, Lucent Technologies Network Solutions Group, India. She was born and brought up in India and migrated to US in 1977. She holds Masters in Mathematics from Madras University and Masters in Maths and Computer Science from U.S. She has around 26 years of experience in Telecom and Wireless domain ranging from Development, Test and People Management. She has managed large teams across continents and has breadth of experience in people management. She has championed the mentoring practices in Lucent Technologies.

Poornima Shenoy, President, India Semiconductor Association (ISA). Prior to joining ISA, Poornima was with the Manipal Education & Medical Group as Vice President, Strategy and Development. She has over eighteen years of experience as an Entrepreneur and Marketing Professional of which she has spent about 13 years in Information Technology sector. Poornima was earlier the Regional Director of NASSCOM, and was instrumental in setting up their first office in South India. Poornima co-founded Nexus Consulting, which went on to become India's number 1 executive search firm in the InfoTech sector. Nexus was acquired by the K.B. Chandrasekhar venture fund e4e in 2000. Poornima has been awarded with the prestigious Chevening Scholarship for Women in Leadership & Management 2003. An Economics graduate from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, she holds a MBA from T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal.

Date : Saturday, 22nd July 2006
Time : Registration                            :     09.00 am - 09:30 am
Panel Discussion                   :     09.30 am - 11.30 am
High Tea and Networking     :     11.30 am - 12.30 pm
Venue : Esquire Hall @ The Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road, Bangalore.
Non Members : Rs. 400/-


Participation through registration. Mail Alfio Aquien at: or call 22120009 Extn - 185.

TiE Bangalore Chapter C/o e4e Labs Pvt Ltd, 3rd Floor, Divyasree Chambers, Langford Road, Bangalore - 560025
Tel 080 2212 0009 Fax: 080 2207 2186 Internet:

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'evam' hits bangalore! 
                                  'evam' hits bangalore this july!!
                                        18th,19th & 20th  july - ART (7:30pm)
                                                          21st  july - Hysssteria (7:30pm)
                                                          22nd july - ART (3:30pm) , Hysssteria (7:30pm)
                                                          23rd july - Hysssteria (3:30pm & 7:30pm)  
                                                             @  Ranga Shankara, 32/6
                                                           8th cross, J.P.Nagar, 2nd phase
                                                                  Bangalore - 560078
                        tickets avilable @ Landmark, Crossword, Alliance Francaise and Rangashankara

                                                         Or for telebookings call 98456 02265
                                                           Or book at
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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

TiE Retail Summit 

22nd July, 2006


Saturday, 22ndJuly,
9.00 am? 6.30pm


The Grand
Vasant Kunj

Session 09.30hrs to1630hrs

Hi Tea
1630hrs to 1830hrs

Lead Sponsor

Associate Partner

Global Sponsor

TiE Retail Summit
The retail sector today perhaps is one of the most visible & up coming sectors in this country today. The growing consumerism & increase in incomes across the country see a huge demand for organized retail to make its much needed entry in a big way. To demystify the retail sector as it unfolds before us, TiE New Delhi, brings to you its annual Retail conference.
Some of the biggest brand names are going to unfold their plans & their key insights as to what the retail sector holds for you. Leading the way would be Reliance Retail who will provide key insights & learning?s as to how they plan to revolutionize the retail sector today with their huge investment plans & what they are going to different from the already established players.
Technopak will take us through the Myths, actual ground realities & the future of the retail Industry. The conference will shed light on the 3 main entrepreneurial stages in Retail Sector from Getting Started, Scaling Up & Funding of Retail Ventures. These sessions will see some of the biggest names in retail discussing their story and imparting key insights and learnings.

The highlight of the conference would be a special Networking High Tea which will see a lot of prominent retailers across the country networking with all the delegates.

Don?t miss the Retail Bandwagon- REGISTER NOW.
Inaugural Session ? Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Ministry of Commerce (tbc),Mr. Bijou Kurien, Reliance Retail.
Tea Break
India Retail Sector ? Myths & Reality- Mr. Arvind Singhal, Chairman , Technopak (India) Ltd.
Getting Started - Putting things in place
Mr. H H Sidhu, Koutons, Ltd
Mr. Ashutosh Garg, Guardian Lifecare Pvt Ltd.
Mr Noni Chawla, Omniconsult Management Advisory
Scaling Up - Moving to the next level
Mr. C. Gopalakrishnan, Nilgiris
Mr. Nandan Piramal, Piramyd Retail Ltd.
Mr. Dilip Kapur, Hidesign
Mr. Subhinder Singh, Reebok
Funding of retail ventures
Mr. M K Sharma, SIDBI
Mr. Sandeep Singhal, West Bridge Capital Partners
Mr Shahzaad Dalal, IL&FS
Networking high tea

TiE Charter Members: Complimentary

TiE Members : Rs 2500 /-
Non-Members: Rs 3500/-
Students : Rs 1000/-

Special Schemes

Early bird discount
Rs 500/- off for confirmations received before 10thJuly?06( not for students)

Group discounts
10% off for 3 people from the same organization

5 delegates from the same organization the 6th delegate is complimentary.

Student discount

Group of 10 pays a fee of only Rs 750/- each and a faculty member comes free

  For Details & Registrations Contact
Ms. Puja Taneja
Mobile 9810189811
For further information Contact :

Mr. Digbijoy Shukla ? Manager Mobile 9818422682

We thank our Annual Sponsors :  

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

CII: The Marketing Summit 2006 
Mr Kamal Nath, Minister of Commerce & Industry to inaugurate
The Marketing Summit 2006 at 1000 hrs on 17 August 2006.
As India undergoes paradigm shifts in the economy, social fabric and political landscape, are the traditional rules of branding and positioning still applicable? With a plethora of media, both traditional and new age, blasting messages at an unprecedented rate, consumers becoming increasingly aware and discerning, are the conventional tools and processes of building and managing brands still relevant? In addition with the rise of new power segments of consumers, like rural consumers, young women and kids, etc., how is the marketing mix impacted and how do the rules of marketing to the new India change? What will be the secrets of success and the demons of failure for brands in our fast changing economy?

The Seventh Marketing Summit with its theme "Marketing in a Global World: New Rules for an Old Game" will address precisely these issues.

Key Sessions and topics for discussions at The Marketing Summit 2006 will include -
? Consuming India - New Trends for a New Indian Consumer
? Visual Aids: How TV and Movies are transforming marketing in India?
? New Consumers, New Language: Communication with Gen Next of Indian Consumers
? The rise of Organized Retail in India
? Building the Global Indian Brand: Myth or Reality?

Over 400 marketing professionals, especially the decision makers from the leading 'ad spenders' traditionally attend the Marketing Summit. CII's Marketing Summit is now recognized as the mega-marketing event of the country.
List of key
Mr. Doug Baillie
Chief Executive Officer
Hindustan Lever Limited
Mr. Ajai Chowdhry
Co-Founder HCL and Chairman & CEO
HCL Infosystems Ltd
Mr. Raghu Pillai
President and Chief Executive, Operations and Strategy
Reliance Retail
Ms. Vinita Bali
Chief Executive Officer
Britannia Industries Limited
Mr. Kunal Dasgupta
Chief Executive Officer
Sony Entertainment Television India Ltd
Mr. Swapan Seth
Chief Executive Officer
Equus Red Cell
Mr. Kamal Nath
Minister of Commerce
and Industry
Government of India
Mr. Sam Balsara
Chairman and Managing Director
Madison Communications
Mr. Prasoon Joshi
Creative Director - South Asia and South-East Asia
McCann Erickson
Mr. Neeraj Sharma
Managing Director
Lenovo India Private Ltd
Mr. Mahesh Bhatt
Film Producer & Director
Ms Tamar Kasriel
Head - Knowledge Venturing
Henley Centre Headlight Vision, UK
Mr. Atul Singh
President and CEO
Coca Cola India
Mr Suhel Seth
Chairman - The Marketing Summit 2006
Mr. Ajjay Bijli
Managing Director
PVR Limited
Mr. Anand Kripalu
Managing Director
Cadbury India
Mr. R Subramanian
Managing Director
Subhiksha Trading Services Ltd

Sneak preview the all-new It's not radically different. Just radically better.

Philip Kotler in Bangalore 
"Dear All,

HRinIndia, BP and GLIM together are bringing for the First Time Marketing Guru - Dr Philip Kotler to Bangalore in 2006. The details are given below :

Venue : Hotel Le Meridien
Date : 18th July 2006
Time : 700 pm

This is a unique opportunity to hear the Master Guru speaking on the Trends in Marketing.  If you are a marketing professional you must participate this unique event specially brought to Bangalore.

Feel free to reach me at

Wishing to see you all at Hotel Meridien on 18th July 2006

Best Regards,

Founder HRI"

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Saturday Night Blues Band Live at HAZE, Vasant Vihar 
"Hi All!


Parikrama Inc. and Blues Club of India presents "The Saturday Night Blues Band" Live at HAZE, Vasant Vihar on July 8th (Saturday), 2006.



The Saturday Night Blues Band, one of the leading western music bands, as well as the only mainstream blues band, in India, was formed in October 1999.


The Band consists of some of the cream of Kolkata’s working musicians – Jayanta Dasgupta (lead guitar/slide guitar/blues-harp/vocals), Arunima Dasgupta (vocals/percussion), Stuart Munro (bass/vocals), Sumith Ramachandran (guitar), and Jeffrey Rikh (drums/vocals). They perform regularly (every Saturday night) at Someplace Else, the “Music Mecca” of Kolkata (The Park, Park Street, Kolkata).


Under the guidance of Jayanta Dasgupta (a veteran in the scene for over 25 years, and a guitar graduate from the Guitar Institute of Technology, Musician’s Institute, Hollywood) the band has been playing it’s forte of blues, Blues Rock and Jazz Blues, to a full house since January 2000. Starting from the Delta blues of Mississippi, to the more chic yet groovy sounds of Chicago, they cover artists like Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Doors, to name a few. 


The band has also done a lot of special events showcasing artists such as The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and Dire Straits as well as a “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nite”. Always open to experimentation, they specialize in creating their own versions of cover songs and long instrumental jam sessions.


Soulmate the band, which needs no introduction, will also be performing at the same Venue on July 7th (Friday), 2006.


Time: 9:00 PM Onwards.


Rock On!


Parikrama Inc."


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

25 Expert Voices. One Subject. 

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Promaxbda India 2006. Mumbai, 11-12 July 

Promaxbda India 2006  
Mumbai   11-12 July 
Hyatt Regency

This year's conference will offer more sessions and training workshops than ever.

For more details, visit our website here,
call +65 6736 1435,
or email
Limited seats available.
Register now
Conference Highlight

Sameer Nair

Conference Chair

Promax|BDA India 2006

Star Entertainment, India

A famous man once said ·Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof·. Nothing could be more apt for the media and entertainment world at this stage.

Suddenly, words and phrases that made no sense yesterday are today being configured into our business plans. Blogosphere, podcasting, Myspace, VoIP and other equally bewildering words are entering common vocabulary and defying convention. For was it not always the broadcaster who created content and consumers who consumed it? Was it not always that our task was to reach out to consumers through the television? So, how do we react when the consumer demands her daily soap opera on her mobile phone and her game show on the net? And is content still king?

The third edition of Promax|BDA India Conference and Awards will answer all these questions and provide fascinating insights into our place in the brave new digital world
Click for more details on this year's:

For enquiries, please contact either Kat Chang at Phone: +65 67360393 or Tina Chua at Phone: +65 67361485

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Cave Exploration @ Antharagange ( 9th July, 2006 - Sunday ) 
Hi Mr. Anurag Jain

We are pleased to inform you that we are conducting a Cave Exploration Progrmame on 9th July (  Sunday ), the details are as follows.  We cordially invite you to take part in the same.  
Sheshadri S.K.
Ph: 41281478 - Mob: 98456-95350
Cave Exploration @ Antharagange  ( 9th July, 2006 - Sunday )
Cave Exploration, Siddarabatta - Click here for details...
Seventy kilometers from Bangalore, Anthargange, is a hill range with huge volcanic rocks and boulders scattered all over. Thorny shrubs cover the hill, while there is dense plantation forest at the base. Flight of steps, halfway the hill leads to an ancient temple. The spring at this temple is claimed to wash off your sins. The forty-five minutes hill climbing will keep you panting for breath and opens up for an extensive and beautiful green plateau on the top
Click Here for Details           - Click Here for Photos
Dates :            Dep from Bangalore - 9th July 2006  @ 8.00am  -  Return to City -  7.00pm 
Registration:  Kindly click here  for submitting the Regn form; immediately on receipt of your
                appn form, we will mail you the confirmation slip with the reporting & other details                                                

, Vijayashree Builing, No.1, 3rd Floor, 18th Cross Malleswaram, Bangalore ? 560 0003.
Ph:  4128 1478   Mob: 98456 - 95350  URL: , Email:

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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Course in filmmaking 

"MIM (Magic in Motion) is pleased to announce its next 8 week course, starting July 13. The course will be conducted four times a week, and will bring the students to a level where they will be able to make their own 10 minute films. The course covers basic grammar of film, scripting, sound, video camerawork, direction, production, and editing. Every student will learn to handle each of these areas for himself.
Timings: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 7.30 to 9am, and Saturdays – 8.30am to 4pm.
Batch size: a maximum of 10 – 12 students
Website URL:
Contact name: Nikhat Aslam, 9844743120"