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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Diwali Wishes 

In the next 20 minutes, am off to Mumbai to be with my family. My favourite festival of all is here: Diwali! Back on Tuesday. Till then, wish you all a very happy Diwali, and merry festive times!

PS: Anybody at Andheri/Hiranandani, Powai in Mumbai, do ping me and we would meet up.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Nov-2 to 5 -- Festival of Comedy Plays in Bangalore 
Four Days, Two Plays, One Festival
BIG B (Indlish Comedy)
Nov. 2 & 4  (Thu & Sat), 7.30pm
Nov. 3 & 5 ( Fri& Sun.), 7.30pm
36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar, Bangalore
Script & Direction: Dr. M. Sayeed Alam
By Pierrot's Troupe, Delhi
About Big B - India's first ever play in broken English, with more than 45 shows to its credit. About two Hindi-speaking brothers. Trying to come to terms with English – with the difference between 'being well' and 'being in well', the difference between 'nighty and 'dark', the difference between 'Gilli danda' and 'Baseball'.
About Ghalib In New Delhi -  Witty, hilarious and satirical, wit(h) more than 170 shows to its credit.  Its all about Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib taking rebirth in 'New Delhi'  in 2006 with his customary beard and moustache. He is instantly recognized, too. Well! As Laden's uncle, Asli Saddam Metro train ka Naya driver and what not. Watch out the transformation of Mirza's "Dehli" into Manmohan's "Delhi" in this contemporarily historic play.
About Pierrot's Troupe: The least pronounceable and the most pronounced troupe
About the Writer-Director: A veteran (of many plays), aged 35
About the Cast: Highly sarcastic.           
Tickets Rs 150/-
Available at Ranga Shankara from Oct. 28  (11am to 6 p.m.) and on the show days. Phones: 26494655, 26494656
For Details, tele Booking, Corporate Booking, Bulk Booking and  Online booking contact: 9448088247 (Bangalore)  9810255291 (Delhi, 9810460366 (Delhi), 011 26391075 and/or

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Today: Yamaha Roxx 
Yamaha Roxx - Featuring Metric Muse & Pushing Tin @ Purple Haze Koramangala


Friday, October 13, 2006

Oct 13/14: Jaanapada Jaatre in namma bengaLooru : Dontmis s it] 
"Hi all,
Namma bengaLoorinalli Jaanapada Jaatre. I think you all must have heard about what I'm talking about !!!!!! There is a whole Jaanapada feast arranged for all of us in front of Vidhana Soudha (opposite High Court), tomorrow and day after. The event starts at 5.30 pm with a SURPRISE BANG inauguration. There are beautiful stalls of Handloom and handicrafts awiting out there. Specially for people who are new to BengaLooru, this event is one of its kind and is celebrated at such a 'large scale' in BengaLooru for the FIRST TIME.
And if you are expecting pizzas and burgers out there…………. Be sure to be disappointed coz, you will find only kajjaya, akki roTTi, raagi roTTi and purely stuff which you don't find everyday. Im sure its going to tickle your tastebuds… And if you are waiting to see a disco, well!!! Im sure you would shake a leg with dollukuNita, Pooja kuNita, paTTada kuNita, veeragaase, kamsaaLe, hulivesha, and many many more dance forms which you may not even be aware of. Trust me, its gonna get up and make you dance J
If you are wondering how much this is going to cost you, then it is ABSOLUTELY FREE, no tickets. The only thing which is expected out of you is get up, scream, whistle, clap and have the time of your life.
Oh forgot the main thing. The Program starts at 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th of October. This happens in front of Vidhana Soudha. So banni enjoy maaDi, and get all your friends who are new to BengaLooru, as this is not an event which you would see everday J
You can find more info about this in today's Vijaya Karnataka newspaper "

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Oct 13,14: Toy Theatre 
"Dear All,
The Academy of Storytelling has successfully completed five batches of training courses at its center so far. People from varied walks of life like corporates, IT professionals, teachers, NGOS, parents, students and educators have been the beneficiaries of the course. As a sequel to the workshops we are launching a series of workshops for the year 2006-07 titled 'Each one teach one'- Empowering storytellers to further their interests in the field. The first step towards this is a Toy theater workshop- Using puppets and shadow play to tell stories as also the use of clay to mould story characters.
Toy Theater- Through Puppets we can make animal sounds, talk about feelings and take an imaginary trip through characters created for Toy theaters. Toy Theater is an ancient art form that began in England in the early 19 th century to tell children stories using shadow play and backdrops of Shakespeare's theater before the advent of the Television. After the two world wars the Toy theaters were completely destroyed and there are very few Toy Theater tellers. In India Kathalaya is the first organisation to introduce Toy Theater for telling in schools. We will have a half-day workshop on clay modeling as well on the second day of the workshop.
Lalu Narayan is an artist, storyteller and journalist and a trained professional in pottery and has over the last seven years successfully integrated clay modeling into storytelling and has trained teachers and artists to mould clay for storytelling. Lalu Narayan has also been instrumental in beginning Kathalaya in 1998 whose vision is to 'Make a Positive Social Change in Education Through Storytelling.'
Workshop                       Toy Theater and clay modeling for storytelling
Resource person           Lalu Narayan

Dates-                           October 13 and 14- Friday and Saturday

Timings                       10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Charges                       Rs. 250/- for both days inclusive of course materials, tea and snacks. Kindly bring your lunch along with you.
Course contents
Creating the toy theater
Choosing a story and scripting it
Making the puppets
Manipulating them
Using sound and lights
Clay modeling
For further details, you could contact Kathalaya Academy of Storytelling at 26689856 or email .
Last date for Registration October 11, 2006.
#88, BHBCS Layout
3rd Main, 2nd cross
Bannerghatta Road
91-80-26689856 "

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Oct17: TiE Networking Dinner Meeting with Terry Garnett 

Dear Mr. Jain,

Please mark your calendar and register for an exciting TiE Networking Dinner Meeting on
Tuesday 17th October 2006

TiE Bangalore Chapter is happy to announce a talk by

Terry Garnett
Managing Director - Garnett & Helfrich Capital


"The road from Venture Capital to Private Equity"
About the Speaker:

Terry Garnett has been on the operating side of companies for about 15 years. From 1990 to 1994, he worked with Oracle Corporation where he reported to Larry Ellison. As part of the Managing Committee, he held the positions of Senior Vice President, New Media Division, and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and Business Development.

Garnett has actively participated in the founding and building of several startup enterprise software companies, including CrossWorlds, and Lightyear. Previously he served as a consultant in the Electronics Practice at McKinsey & Company and held management positions with Tandem Computers, which has since merged with Compaq and is now a part of HP.

From 1995 to 2003, Garnett was at Venrock, both as a venture partner and as a general partner. Many of the deals he has worked on have either gone public or been acquired. During his tenure at Venrock, he has led early stage financings and served on the boards of:
  • New Era of Networks (NASDAQ: NEON, acquired by Sybase)
  • Niku (NASDAQ; NIKU)
  • Who Where? (acquired by Lycos)
  • CrossWorlds Software (NASDAQ: CWLD, acquired by IBM)
  • Neoforma (NASDAQ: NEOF)
  • Netobjects (NASDAQ: NETO)
In addition, he was an early stage personal investor in Siebel Systems (NASDAQ, SEBL) and Checkpoint Software (NASDAQ, CHKP).

During 2001, Forbes magazine recognized Garnett for his venture capital contributions by placing him 22nd on their Midas list of dealmakers.

He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. degree, and received his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Day & Date : Tuesday 17th October 2006
Time : 6.45 P.M
Venue : Vijay Nagar, Taj Residency, Bangalore
Event Sponsor: Wyse Technology
Ingres Business Open Source Database
Non Members : Rs. 500/-
Dinner: 8.30 pm onwards

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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RATC Dance Company's Winter Programs 

Cyrille Ngalle, our new guest instructor coming all the way from
France, will be teaching Rueda de Casino.

Prithvi and Ree, Directors of Rock Around The Clock Dance Company have
just returned from Berlin and London, after having performed at the
Berlin Salsa Congress 2006, as the first Indian's ever to perform
there! And it would be little to say that they did us proud! They also
received intensive training at both Berlin and London, from various
international instructors and are back in India, aspiring to share
their knowledge in their on coming month long workshop: "WINTER 2006,
DANCE FESTIVAL", [01 – 30 November 2006] to be held at Alliance
Francaise de Bangalore and Zero Gravity.

To learn from Prithvi, Ree and Cyrille, call them at 0 9342508667 / 0
998008667 / 080 41677855 alternatively, mail them at or visit:

1. Musicality and Basic Movements - Salsa
2. Salsa Partner work
3. Lady's Styling - Salsa
4. Men's Styling - Salsa
5. Body Movements - Salsa
6. Casino de Rueda - Salsa
7. Waltz
8. Cha Cha Cha
9. Bachata
10. Contemporary Dance
11. Bollywood Dancing
12. Jive Partner Work
13. Dips and Tricks
14. Hip Hop

VIP FULL PASS: [May attend all workshops and parties]
HALF PASS: [May attend all workshops except Musicality, Salsa Partner
work and Casino de Rueda]

Mid of Millers Road, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore 560052

Level 10, Prestige Towers, Residency Road, Bangalore

About Rueda de Casino
Rueda de Casino started in Cuba in the mid 20th century and it is the
roots of what you can see danced in Miami, and around the world today.
In Cuba, the people used to get together in large halls, called
"Casinos", hence the name. Rueda (as it is commonly called in Cuba) is
a form of Casino danced in a round with 2 or more couples exchanging
partners when one person calls
out the turn names ("Rueda" is Spanish for "Wheel", and "Casino" is
known outside of Cuba as "Salsa").

For all further information contact Prithvi and Ree
Rock Around The Clock, Dance Company, Bangalore, India
Ph: 0 9342508667 / 0 9980008677 / 080 65349327

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

When Adventure Calls 

An article on Adventure Sports article in The Telegraph (Oct 7, 2006) by Shrabonti Bagchi. Self-Promotion-Inc Alert: My website is talked about in the article too.


Management programs from IIM's for Working Professionals 

NIIT presents Imperia, a Centre for Advanced Learning created
exclusively for working professionals. It offers specially designed
short-term and long-term programs from some of the finest
institutions across the country. NIIT Imperia gives you the chance to
become a student of these institutions, in case you couldn’t in the
past due to work commitments. These programs in Management and
Technology are now available in your city at convenient timings so
that you can balance between work and learning. And, through the
power of broadband and two-way audio-video interaction systems, you
will be able to attend 'live' classes conducted by professors from
these institutions, leading to certification by them. Trust us, all
you need to do to add power to your identity is visit your nearest
NIIT Imperia centre and sign up.

Strategic Business Communication Program – IIM Ahmedabad

Accelerated General Management Program – IIM Ahmedabad

Executive Program in Applied Finance – IIM Calcutta

Senior Management Program – IIM Calcutta

Post-Graduate certificate program in Sales & Marketing – IIM Indore

Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Management – IIM Indore

All programs include intensive workshop at the campus of the
respective Institute for about one week.

All programs lead to certification by the Institute. Last date of receiving Common Application Forms through Post/Courier 14th Oct. 2006. Last date of receiving Common Application Forms at NIIT Imperia centres 25th Oct. 2006 Date of Program Aptitude Test 29th Oct. 2006 Customised Education Loans offered by Oriental Bank of Commerce. Last date of Pre-Appraisal 14th Oct. 2006.


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Centres: • Bangalore • Chennai • Delhi • Hyderabad • Kolkata • Mumbai

Conditions apply. Features listed may vary between programs and centres.

Oct11/12: Web Trends Seminar Invitation 


Monday, October 09, 2006

Oct 10-12: Radio Works Season III 

NASSCOM's IT Innovation in India Awards 2006 - Call for Nominations 

IT Innovation in India Awards 2006  - Call for Nominations
Download and complete the nomination form and send it to by 30th October '06. More details available at

Who should apply?
  • Product Companies
  • ITES-BPO companies 
  • R&D organizations
  • IT Service Companies  
Why you should apply?
  • Companies participating in NASSCOM's quest for innovative ICT organizations will gain recognition and acknowledgment from the sector.   
  • The winners would find the spotlight on them at the prestigious Annual Conference held in Mumbai every year. This will provide a plank for these innovators, where they would be able to share their experiences and contributions to the industry.   
  • The case studies of successful participants will be compiled and presented in a separate Handbook that encapsulates the efforts and success of leading innovators in the market.
  • The successful companies will also find a place on NASSCOM's Web sites and newsletters such as NASSCOM Newsline and BPO Newsline.
IT Innovation in India - Showcasing the Innovative companies  
NASSCOM, India's premier trade body and the Chamber of Commerce of the IT software and services industry, heralds the initiative that celebrates the Indian spirit of innovation in the IT industry for the third time. 

The Indian IT-BPO industries, which have achieved significant maturity and consolidation over the past few years, are now set for their next phase of evolution and momentum. Having explored various dimensions for achieving global leadership and building competitive advantage through rightly skilled, industry-relevant, specialized manpower, robust infrastructure and a conducive regulatory environment, the IT-BPO industry is on the hunt for a new success mantra.
In order to promote innovation within Indian IT-BPO organizations, especially the energetic and proactive emerging companies, NASSCOM has been spearheading a special initiative. Designed to recognize companies that have made innovation a part of their organizational DNA, and used the innovation engine to reinvent their processes, marketing and product development strategies—NASSCOM's Innovation Awards have been a first for the IT-BPO sector.
Last year, these prestigious recognitions were conferred on eight companies, by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. In light of the significance that is being attached to these Awards, we invite you to participate in this NASSCOM endeavor and share with us the milestones in your journey towards innovation.

Award Categories for 2006
The NASSCOM IT Innovation in India Awards 2006 aim to highlight different facets of IT innovation in India – process, business models and products. Process innovation involves the implementation of a new or significantly improved production or delivery method. Business Model innovation involves changing the way business is done in terms of capturing value Product innovation, involves the introduction of a new good or service that is new or substantially improved. This might include improvements in functional characteristics, technical abilities, ease of use, or any other dimension. In addition, the awards this year aim to identify innovation with specific focus on the vertical industry.

Why Apply?

The NASSCOM IT Innovation in India award aims to encourage, support and reward innovative approaches and breakthrough solutions and recognize the people and the organizations behind these endeavors.
Winning the NASSCOM IT Innovation in India award could open a world of opportunities. Some of the benefits offered to the winners are:
  • Continuous engagement with the winners and short listed companies
  • Mentoring programs for emerging companies
  • NASSCOM support through international partners, providing maximum value to the winners
  • Extensive coverage in both domestic and global media
  • Participation in trade delegations where these companies will get showcased
  • Visibility of finalists among NASSCOM's peer associations in other countries
  • Nomination by NASSCOM to the APICTA, Red Herring Asia awards and the Dewang Mehta award for Innovation in IT.


An independent panel of Industry Key People, Prominent Academicians, Venture Capitalists and representatives from NASSCOM's Executive Panel would review and rate the answers given in the application form.  
The shortlisted companies will be audited by a board of experts and 8 winners would be selected from all over the country. Shorlisted companies will be provided an opportunity to present to the panelist and other invitees in the last week of Oct or the first week of Nov in different regions.

The winners will be duly informed and invited to the prestigious Annual Conference held in Mumbai every year.

How to Apply

and complete the nomination form and send it to by 30th October '06 . If you require any assistance, please contact Avinash Raghava at 011-23010199 or email:

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Oct30,'06-Mar25,'07: Fly @ 3 Rs 
We (Air Deccan) are having a sale! Fly @ 6Rs (+Taxes) for Oct30,'06-Mar25,'07. Have put 300,000 tickets at 6 Rs. News at IBN Live too.

Theatre Festival @ Rangashankara 

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Oct 6/7: Seminar-cum-Workshop - Integrated Marketing Communications in the Digital Age 

"SJCBA conducts Management Development Programs regularly. This time around, we have organized a Seminar cum Workshop on “Integrated Marketing Communications in the Digital Age” on 6th and 7th October, 2006, at Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road, Bangalore .

The uniqueness of the program is its application orientation. It has been designed in such a way that the participants can take back learning which can be applied in the workplace.

We have experts giving insights on "Integrated Marketing Communications in the Digital Age", through experience sharing and workshop sessions.

Both Internal and External Marketing Communications are covered in this program.

It is targeted at those with 1- 3 or 4 years experience in marketing, promotional campaigns of any kind which includes Marketing communications and Corporate communications - Those who are or will become decision makers with regard to communication programs.

Use of new media, integrated marketing campaigns, building a technology brand, the internal communications advantage, fun at the work place, PR in the digital age, creative communication with the brand message not getting lost-these are some of the topics that will be covered.

The Registration fee is Rs.3000 (Inclusive of both days with lunch and tea provided) per delegate."