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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Mega Offer from S2 (Air Sahara) 
Looks like an innovative offer. S2 had also come out with the hugely popular Super-Sixer earlier. Guess, operating from the innards of Uttar Pradesh makes them real marketing savvy!

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Sep12-Oct1: US University Fairs in India.  

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sep9-10: Trekking & Rafting Trip - Coorg - SEPTEMBER 9-10 
"BASECAMP, an adventure sports enterprise is an offspring of ardent, enthusiastic, certified &well-trained professionals ofthe sport. It is our undying zeal coupled with the fervor to promote the sport to unparalleled heights thatwe nowlook beyond the Indian horizon onto SAARC and European countries.We conduct 2-4 days/weekend treks across South India, 10-15 days courses across North & North-Eastern parts India and Outbound Leadership & training programs.

As on our program calendar, we are conducting Trekking & Rafting at Coorg on September 9-10, 2006, the details of which will soon follow.

Event: Trekking & Rafting at Coorg
DATE: SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2006

Madikeri is 252 KMS from Bangalore and is at 1525 MSL. It is the district headquarters ofKodagu. Coorg or Kodagu (originally called Kodaimalenadu) means 'dense forest on steep hill'. Popularly known as the Scotland of India it offers Misty hills, Sparkling valleys, Lush greenforest, Landscape ofCoffee plantation, Spices, Orange groves and breathtaking views making ita Trekkers, Nature lovers and Adventure seekers paradise. To add more to adventure, it alsooffers a Rafting facility in the upperBarapole River.

Price: INR 3000 per Person(Includes of food,accommodation, travel, guide fee,miscellaneous)

Ph: Tarsh 9845161041 or Kavitha 9449890872
E-mail: basecampindia AT
230, 17th‘B’ Main, HSR Layout, Sector - 4, Bangalore – 560034 "

Sep2: Join the dots presents SPOTLIGHT 
Join the dots presents SPOTLIGHT

a play that takes you into the lives of a family driven by power, money and fear and two children who witness it all.

Idea; Musten Jiruwala
Script; Meenakshi
Dialogue; "to each his own"
Director; Rahul
Lights; Arun Murthy

It's a join the dots production!!
Venue: ING Vysya House Auditorium
MG Road, Bangalore-1
Date: Saturday 2nd September2006

Time: 8pm

For tickets contact Meenakshi- 98455-70014 /


Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sep 1: Digital Marketing Workshop 
Event: Digital Marketing Workshop
Organized by: Ad Astra Media
Date: 1 Sep 2006
Venue: Taj West End, Race Course Road, Bangalore
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Ad Astra Media's Digital Marketing Workshop is for marketing communications, PR and advertising professionals.
The objective of the workshop is to introduce to marketing professionals the many marketing opportunities that are emerging through new technology and media. There are many new marketing media, such as mobile telephony, business blogging, online communities, wikis, Podcasts etc.
Each of these has its own characteristics, and is suitable for certain kinds of businesses. The workshop will discuss the characteristics of each of these, and also provide indepth training for 3 media - business blogs, RSS and online communities.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Bangalore Aug 30: Great Places to Work seminar 2006 

Presenting the Great Place to Work 2006 Seminar where the Top 25 Great Places to Work ® in India will share their best HR practices with top CEOs & HR heads through a day long Focus Group discussion, across two cities, using the renowned Open Space Methodology. Organized by Businessworld and Grow Talent in association with Great Place to Work Inc., U.S.A. Block your dates today.
  For registration, contact
Delhi - Ms. Juhi, Ph. no : 011-41606803, Fax no. :011-41708367

Bangalore - Ms. Lubna, Ph No.
080-41113715 Fax No. 080-41235167
You can also email us at
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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Air Deccan Third Anniversary Sale 
Just opened Air Deccan's Third Anniversary Sale. I have put enough seats (300,000) at 3 Rs! So, its 300,000 seats for 3 months (Nov'06-Jan'07) at 3 Rs to celebrate 3rd anniversary! Go, book!

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Monday, August 21, 2006

The ET-Wharton Business Plan Competition 
From: Times of India Mumbai; Aug 19, 2006

The ET-Wharton Business Plan Competition: Your chance to be the boss. Motorola presents the ET-Wharton Business Plan Competition for graduate and post-graduate students in India.

You need to develop a business plan on an industry / sector of your choice. Maximum four members per team.The first step is submitting an executive summary of your plan. Finalists will receive one-on-one mentoring from industry experts. Winners will be felicitated at the launch of India Knowledge@ Wharton on 1st Nov.’06 in Mumbai. For complete details log on to: Cash Prizes For All Winners

1st Prize: Rs. 1,00,000

2nd Prize: Rs. 50,000

3rd Prize: Rs. 30.000 Consolation Prizes Last date for submission of executive summary: 5th September2006


Sunday, August 20, 2006

22/27th Aug: FINAL TOUCHES

*A palette of four plays.*
*At Rangashankara on 22nd August at 7.30 PM- *
*Tickets priced at Rs. 49/-*
*At Guru Nanak Bhavan on 27th August at 7.30 PM- *
*Tickets priced at Rs. 200, Rs. 100 and Rs. 49*

/*For bookings email or sms 9845853093, 9845584891


BLT plays... 
Salaam Beckett !
The playgoing public in Bangalore will be treated to a highly entertaining programme in the month of August. It is offered as a part of the Samuel Beckett Centenary Celebrations, organized jointly by Alliance Francaise, Ranga Shankara and Academy of Theatre Arts,
SPOT 2006, the annual summer workshop of Bangalore Little Theatre, has put together a 2-part presentation in tribute to Beckett, to be performed over 2 evenings. The shows will be performed in two venues.
Ã? Make Sense Who May
              Five sketches by Beckett for us
             Ranga Shankara   .  August 17 â?? 18  .  7.30 pm
             Alliance Francaise   .  August 25 â?? 26  .  8.00 pm
The show combines narratives on Beckett's life and work with scenes from some of his lesser known but aesthetically brilliant sketches.
Ã? Words and Deedah
            Five sketches by us for Beckett
            Ranga Shankara  .   August 19 â?? 20  .  7.30 pm
            Alliance Francaise  .   August 23 â?? 24  .  8 pm
The show has comic sketches on the lesser known occupations in the city by Bangalore's own Vijay Padaki.
The two productions are led by Bangalore's emergent directing talent in Nayantara Roy and Pritham Kumar.
Admission each show : Rs. 49.  First-come-served    
Tickets available at show venues
Ranga Shankara   &   Alliance Francaise Cafe

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Aug 21: "The Name of the Disease" 
NCBS presents a documentary about the no-holds barred world of healthcare
in rural Northern India.

Date: Monday, 21 August, 2006
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: National Centre for Biological Sciences, GKVK, Bellary Road.

"The Name of the Disease"


Konkana Sen Sharma, who won the 2003 National Award for Best Actress in
India for her role in the film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer

Directed by:

Abhijit Banerjee - Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics
and Director, Poverty Action Lab, at MIT.

Arundhati Banerjee - Director of the MIT-India program.

Bappa Sen - an independent commercial film maker based in Kolkata.

Professor Abhijit Banerjee will introduce the film and take questions

Note: High Tea after the film

All are welcome.

The Name of the Disease

The Name of the Disease is a documentary about the no-holds barred world
of healthcare in rural North India, a world where anyone can be a doctor,
a world where everyone has a theory and a solution, frequently involving
ghosts, hypodermic needles and large sums of money. Narrated entirely
through the voices of insiders, but building on years of research in the
area, the film combines humor and tragedy to build an image of a people
struggling to come to terms with the hold of their tradition and the
seductive promises of modernity.
Running Time: 47 minutes; Color: Documentary.

Konkana Sen Sharma won the 2003 National Award for best Actress in India
for her role in the film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer. Mr. and Mrs. Iyer was also
nominated for the Locarno Flim Festival, 2002, and won the Hawaii
International Flim Festival, 2002. She also starred in Page 3, which won
the National Award for Best Feature Film in India, 2004, Amu which won the
National Award for the Best English Language Feature Film in India, 2004
and in the recently released feature film 15 Park Avenue.

Edited by
Sumit Ghosh is the editor of Bhalo Theko ( Forever Yours), a Bengali
feature film that got the National Award for the best feature film in
2004. He also was the editor for the documentary film Ajit which won
awards at the Bilbao and Amsterdam Film Festivals, the film Between the
Devil and the Deep Sea which won the National Award in India for the best
documentary film and the film Way Back Home which was chosen as the best
documentary film at the Mumbai International Festival for Short and
Documentary Films, 2004.

Music Directed by
Nandlal Nayak founded Akhra, a collective of musicians and dancers based
in Somerville Massachusetts. He is a recipient of one of seven 2002
Creative Artist Fellowships from the US-Japan Friendship Commission and
the National Endowment for the Arts and one of two 2003 Senior Performing
Artist Fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies. He also
did the music for Amu which won the National Award for the Best English
Language Feature Film in India, 2004.

Directed by
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is Ford Foundation International Professor of
Economics and Director, Poverty Action Lab, at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences and
former Guggenheim fellow. For the past ten years he has been working with
the less well-off population of rural Udaipur district, on issues relating
to access to health-care and education. This is his first film.

Arundhati Tuli Banerjee is Director of the MIT-India program at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also teaches courses on Indian
Cinema and India more generally at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. This is her first film.

Bappa Sen is an independent commercial film maker based in Kolkata, India.


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Monday, August 14, 2006

Krishna Krishna: Happy Janmashtami 
Thanks Sandeep for the wonderful graphic and wishes.

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Friday, August 11, 2006

Aug 15: Kamala, a play by Vijay Tendulkar 
Silver blue Productions presents
Kamala- A play by Vijay Tendulkar on 15th August at CFD.

Vijay Tendulkars Kamala is one of those few theater masterpieces that appeal to just about anyone, because it touches on virtually all our lives. Kamala is an indictment of male society in which women are mere stepping-stones in a man's quest for power and fame.
For those unfamiliar with the background of the play, it was based on journalist Ashwini Sarin's path-breaking investigative series in 1981 on the flesh trade in Madhya Pradesh. Sarin bought the woman, Kamala, for Rs. 2,300. The journalist then wrote a series of articles exposing the prostitution trade and involvement of bigwigs in politics and police in early 1981. Presented by Renegade Amateur Theater Society.--


Thursday, August 10, 2006

Aug 12/13: Indian Shakespeare Company presents Othello 



Independence day theatre workshop 
"Independence day theatre workshop

Hello all,
On the 15th of August, I'll be conducting a one-day theatre based
for people with limited or no theatrcical experience. The workshop will

1) Awareness of one's physical and emotional space through movement and
2) Imagining through the body- working on physicality and imagination
3) Speaking out- word games and imptomptu scenes.
4) Keep the faith- trust!!
5) Bare the beast- animal exercises
6) Improv

And other fun games/exercises.

For whom? Just about anyone. You could be a student or a professional,
any field, at any level. You may have an active interest in the stage
and in
being a part of it, or you might just be looking for a great lateral
way to
enahance your communication and interpesonal skills, and become a more
effective and imaginative corporate citizen. You will find this
workshop to
be a fulfilling and enriching experience, whatever your story is.

Where? RMV, near mekhri circle, Bangalore.
What's the dough like? The all important question!! The short answer:
if you're a student (ID) or 1000/- if you're working.
When: Once again, 15th of August, Independence Day.
Whom to speak with: Me, Arka, on 9880966313, or mail to: Regards, A

Logos Theatre
    -In the beginning was the word
No. 9 (Old No. 17),
Ist Main Road,
Jayamahal Extension,
Bangalore 560046"

Saturday, August 05, 2006

TiE: Networking Meeting with Victor Tsao; Tuesday Aug 8, 2006  

Dear Mr. Jain,

Please mark your calendar and register for an exciting TiE Networking Meeting on
Tuesday - Aug 8, 2006

TiE Bangalore Chapter is happy to announce a talk by

Victor Tsao
Senior Vice President, Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc.


"CHINDIA - The NEW Future"
About the Speaker:

Victor Tsao is co-founder, senior vice president and general manager of Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc. Mr. Tsao has been with the company for 13 years and previously served as the company?s president and CEO before it was acquired by Cisco in June 2003. As president and CEO, Victor Tsao built and led Linksys to become the leading provider of networking hardware for the home and small business with a revenue market share to date of over 50%. Linksys was also listed on Inc. Magazine?s 500 list of fastest growing private companies in North America seven consecutive times.

Prior to joining Linksys, Tsao served as the director of MIS Strategic Systems Development, for Taco Bell Corp from 1985 to 1991. Tsao played a key role in the implementation of in-restaurant automation and networking daily operation results back to the headquarters. He was there at the time when PepsiCo transitioned Taco Bell into a mainstream fast food marketer. Tsao also served as supervisor of technical services for Santa Fe International Corp., a senior systems programmer for TRW Inc, senior software engineer for Kraft, Inc. and a database administrator for Montgomery Ward & Co. Tsao has dedicated more than 30 years in the computer and IT industry.

Mr. Tsao is a trustee of the University of California, Irvine Foundation. Mr. Tsao was named ?Entrepreneur of the Year? in January 2004 by Inc. Magazine and Orange County ?Entrepreneur of the Year? by Ernest Young in 1999. Tsao also received the 2003 Orange County Business Journal ?Excellence in Entrepreneurship? award, as well as the 2003 Southern California Monte Jade Science & Technology Association ?Distinguished Business Achievement? award and the 2004 USPAAC (US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce) ?Excellence in Business? award. Tsao was also the recipient of a BridgeGate 20 award for being one of the Top Industry Leaders in Southern California in October of 2002.

Mr. Tsao has a master's degree in business administration, master of science and bachelor of science degrees in computer science from Pepperdine University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Tamkang University in Taiwan, respectively.

Day & Date : Tuesday - August 8, 2006
Time : 6.45 PM
Venue : Vijayanagar Hall @ Taj Residency, 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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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Recognising Excellence In Radio Advertising 

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