Anurag Jain's Blog
Thursday, April 26, 2007

Kingfisher & Jet sweat it out! 
Very, very cheeky! Very, very neat!!

Reminds me of what Pepsi did to Coke in 2004 at Coke's Chennai office on TTK Road. Well, it later turned out that Pepsi had done a Milli Vanilli (oh yes, I remember them!) on Coke. That is to say, the hoarding never happened in reality, and it turned out to be just a computer generated graphic which was placed in Brand Equity. Gotta take images with a pinch of salt! What you see is not what you get!!


NDTV: Register Now to Win Scholarships to Top 5 UK Universities 


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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Apr 27-28:Invitation - Business Travel & MICE Expo - A must for HR & Facilities Managers 
"You are cordially invited to visit the
'Business Travel & MICE Expo 2007'
The Corporate Travel, Incentives and
Conference Exhibition'
Bangalore - India

Dates: 27th – 28th April 2007
Venue: The Grand Ballroom, Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road, (Opp. Bangalore Club)
Timing: 11.00 a.m - 5.30 p.m

The show is an 'absolute must' for 'Industry Executives' who are in involved in the decision making process of

• Business Related travel
• Association meetings, congresses or conventions
• Conferences, Seminars, Conventions, Symposiums, Training Programmes
• Corporate meetings, travel and hospitality
• Exhibitions, Incentive travel Programmes
• Product launches, Promotional events, Road shows
• Seminars, Conventions, Symposiums, Training Programmes

A pure 'once a year' opportunity to meet with International Tourism Boards, Airlines, Hotels & Resorts, Convention Centres, Travel Agents and Specialized Incentive Specialists from over five countries.

An opportunity to win exciting prizes as well…
courtesy: Apavou Hotels - Mauritius, Indian Airlines, etc
PS – Please be informed that there will not be any registration fee charged for the same. Thanks!

We look forward to seeing you.

Travel Media Networks, # 473, 2nd Floor, 2nd Cross, 9th main, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore – 560 008
Ph: 080 – 4115 2215 / 2527 7701, Telefax: 080 – 2529 0708, Email: "

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Jun 9, Mumbai: Outdoor Advertising Awards 2007 


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Tonight (Apr 25): TiE Networking Dinner Meeting with Alfred Mockett 

Dear Mr. Jain,

Please mark your calendar and register for an exciting TiE Networking Dinner Meeting on Wednesday 25th April 2007

TiE Bangalore Chapter is happy to announce a talk by

Alfred Mockett
Chairman & CEO – Motive, Inc
"Future of Broadband"
About the Speaker:

Alfred Mockett joined Motive in February 2006 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. His career in technology and telecommunications spans more than 30 years, working in both private and public companies.

Prior to joining Motive, Mr. Mockett served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Management Systems Inc. (AMSY), the $1 billion IT consulting and professional services company which was acquired in 2004 by the CGI group. Before AMS, Mr. Mockett served on the Executive Committee of BT for 10 years in a range of divisional capacities, including Chief Executive Officer of BT Ignite, BT's $6 billion international broadband data and applications services business. Prior to this role, Mr. Mockett led BT's initiative to bring together all of the company's disparate international activities under BT Worldwide, a single division to deliver on BT's vision to be a major player in the global communications marketplace. He has also held executive positions at Memorex Telex and General Computer Systems Inc. Mr. Mockett graduated with honors from the University of London.

Date : Wednesday 25th April 2007
Time : 7.00 PM
Venue : Taj Residency - Vijayanagar Hall, Bangalore.
Event Sponsor : Motive, Inc.
Non Members : Rs. 1000/-
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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Friday, April 20, 2007

Apr 20/21: BFS and AFB Present: "The Grand Musical" Screenings 
"All 100% Talking, Singing, Dancing, Living, Breathing, , Peak Drama, Essence of Romance, Brains and Talents unheard of, all under one banner."

- From Poster of `Alam-Ara' (1931)

Bangalore Film Society and Alliance Francaise de Bangalore are proud to present the magnificent grandeur of the cinema musical.

Cine Club, April presents `The Grand Musicals'

Friday April 20th, 2007

Time: 6.30 pm

The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) Dir: Jacques Demy

Director Demy follows his groundbreaking `Umbrellas of Cherbourg' with another colorful confection about two sisters who run a music and ballet school and in their spare time seek love and adventure. Hysterically paced to the tune of an Oscar nominated score-Characters meet, story lines cross, families expand. And all is expressed in booming song, exploding color, and elegant choreography.

Saturday April 21st, 2007

Time: 4.00 pm

Same Old Song (1997) Dir: Alain Resnais

Director Resnais's rousing musical set to contemporary pop melodies follows a Parisian woman in search of a more spacious apartments and impossible as it may seem to anyone who has house-hunted in Bangalore, finds love in a real estate agency. From the ballads of Edith Piaf to the pop songs of Jane Birkin, this happy-go-lucky, tongue-in-cheek, sing-along comedy of manners proves there's an appropriate song for every situation in life. Nominated for the Golden Bear at 97' Berlin Film Festival.

Time: 6.30 pm

Pakeezah Dir: Kamal Amrohi

Featuring the timeless classics `Inhi Logone', `Chalte Chalte', `Chandi Raat' and others, Kamal Amrohi's opulent masterpiece, 14 years in the making, evocatively chronicles the turbulent life of a courtesan. Featuring Meena Kumari in the performance of her career, Pakeezah is a tale of the despair and euphoria of human desire.

Venue:- Alliance Française de Bangalore, No. 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar Bangalore - 560052

Tel: 25492774/ 25493705

Mob: 9886213516 "

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Apr 22/29: SMIRNOFF TASTEMAKER SESSIONS - Be the Cocktail Guru at your parties!!! 
"Presenting the Smirnoff Tastemaker Sessions...

Meet in-demand mixologists and learn to make the drinks a certain British spy loves shaken not stirred!
Concoct drinks at a live bar with your friends, from the Moscow Mule to the Caipirojka to... just about anything that's in the book. And isn't.

The payoff ?

You get to be the one with the golden arm. The name that pops up on every invite list. The number that's on every mobile phone.
Our experts also teach you to plan a party, choose the most happening spirits in town, set up a bar, and lots more - down to the last detail.

Hurry, your drink's getting warm!
Register for a Tastemaker Session now !

22nd April:
Smirnoff Mini Tastemaker Session
Sunday, 22nd April: 3 pm to 6pm
Venue: Sutra, The Grand Ashok
Normal Fee: Rs. 500/-

29th April:
Smirnoff Regular Tastemaker Session
Sunday, 29th April : 11am to 4pm
Venue: NineteenTwelve, St Marks Road, Bangalore
Individual - Rs. 900/
Group Rate - Rs. 700/

Register for a Tastemaker Session now !
Your fee includes the following:
• The chance to make and sample different drinks, while seated at a live bar counter
• Snacks (22nd April)
Lunch (29th April)
• Cocktail Handout and Tastemaker certificate

Do the math!

For online registration visit or call Koyna at 9972022333 (till 10 PM) or SMS STM to 3636 for any clarifications. Our seats fill up fast, so register at the earliest.

We have also introduced online payments via a secure payment gateway and gift certificates for those of you who want to gift this experience.

Please forward this mail to friends who may be interested. You don't drink alone, so why learn to bartend solo!

Tulleeho! "

May 18: Edward De Bono's Six Thinking Hats, Hotel Regaalis, Lavelle road 
"Dr Edward de Bono is regarded as the world's leading authority on creative and conceptual thinking. He is the creator of the Six Thinking Hats concept and he developed the original concept of "Lateral Thinking" which is now officially recognised in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Dr de Bono has spent a lifetime refining this process and putting it into practice in leading organisations around the world. His concepts have been applied by executives at some of the world's most successful organisations: American Standard, BP, British Airways, Ciba-Ceigy, Citibank, Ford, Exxon, General Foods, General Motors, IBM, Kodak, Merck, Monsanto, NTT (Japan), Pfizer, Prudential, Procter & Gamble, Sandoz, Shell.

Participants in the Six Thinking Hats course will show evidence of the following:
A marked tendency to identify themselves as thinkers
Confidence that they have the ability to cope with and improve their environments
Competencies enabling them to solve problems including the ability to:
identify a problem
propose alternative solutions
predict the consequences of each alternative
assess the usefulness of each set of consequences
select the best alternative
implement it

Competencies enabling them to identify and pursue opportunities including the ability to:
develop a habit of perceiving events and situations as opportunities
identify the benefits/desired outcomes of pursuing each opportunity
identify the risks/dangers of pursuing each opportunity
design ways to minimize risks and dangers
select opportunities based on weighing the benefits against remaining risks
design plans for pursuing a selected opportunity
assess and reevaluate plans in progress

For more details contact
usha on 41275606

Website : "

Monday, April 16, 2007

Apr 19-20: Goafest 2007 - Advertising Conclave 
I know this is a big event as a lot of groups are travelling on us (Air Deccan).

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Travel for Free! 500,000 free tickets for Jul-Oct 2007 
Tomorrow (Apr 14), we (Air Deccan) are opening our biggest sale ever: While opening Jul-Oct 2007 bookings, I have put 500,000 free seats* on sale. Go get 'em! Happy Flying!!

* Taxes and Surcharge to be paid.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Apr 16 onwards: Acting Workshop by Ratan Thakore Grant 

The earlier edition of the workshop was in Feb'07. Post about that here.

Acting Workshop
by ~ Ratan Thakore Grant ~

Register Now!

starts 16 April 2007 : Register NOW!

There will be 10 sessions spread over a month (about 3 sessions a week).
Sessions will be held from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
at Tunbridge, near Safina Plaza.

Prior experience in acting not essential. The interactive workshop is fun and interesting. Besides providing a firm foundation in Acting and Stagecraft,
the sessions bring out the individual's personality and build confidence.

MiSF!T is well-known for producing plays that are highly creative, entertaining and classy.

To register and for more info, call Anita on 98450 72710
For info about Ratan, MiSF!T and productions staged, visit our website

Register Now!

MiSF!T: My Interest Stays Firmly In Theatre


Apr 14: Fireflies Festival of Music - All night music festival 
Cant wait for this!!

"Date: Apr 14, 2007

What the press said about last year's Festival:
#Electrifying. A whirl of joy.
- The Hindu
# an exciting mix of the traditional and the modern
- Deccan Herald

What is the Fireflies Festival of Music?

# Inspired by the World Sacred Music Festival, held annually at the mystical city of Fes, in Morocco.
# The setting is magical in this all night musical festival (6pm-6am) held annually at the Fireflies Inter-cultural Centre, off Kanakapura road, Bangalore.
# More than 2,000 people (from in and around Bangalore) attend the festival.
# The stage is set under a large Banyan Tree, with its roots hanging over the performers.
# The open-air amphitheatre is located amidst a splendid variety of lush native trees.
# It is a night where tradition and modernity meet, overlap, and even fuse.
# The festival covers a wide range of musical genres: Baul, Qawwali,Hindustani / Carnatic Fusion, Jazz, Folk, Sacred/Mystical Music
Tickets available at the Alliance Francaise De Bangalore and at the venue on the day of the show."

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Big Chill festival - Goa - 14, 15 April '07 
For more details , goto

For bigger version, click on picture below.

Lighting Workshop: Let There Be Light! 

Apr 25: Second Annual CIO Focus: Storage - Bangalore 

Apr 14: Sursagar presents Sri Madhup Mudgal 

May 10-12: Participation at 10th SMF Convention and Registration 
"Participation at 10th SMF Convention and Registration

Dear All,

We would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite all of you to participate in the 10th International Annual Convention of Strategic Management Forum of India to be held at IIT Bombay on May 10-12, 2007.

The convention theme is "Strategic Management For Firms In Developing Countries" and will also include Seminar on Current Research In Strategic Management, Case Colloquium, a Workshop on Curriculum Development, and talk and Panel Discussion by Corporate Executives.

The list of papers and the schedule for the programme will be put up on the following convention website link soon.

You may register online or nominate some of the senior members of your organisation. The details about the convention and the registration form are at: Kindly arrange to send the DD as per the applicable registration fee.

Limited number of rooms are available on a twin-sharing basis at IITB/NITIE Guest House and allotment will be strictly on first-cum-first served basis.

All Research Scholars / students will be provided accommodation at the Hostel.

Atanu Ghosh Programme Co-ordinator

============================================================================ 10th International Convention of Strategic Management Forum of India to be held at IIT Bombay 10-12 May 2007 - see details for participation at: **************************************************************************** -------------------------------------------------------------------Atanu Ghosh, Faculty, Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, MUMBAI - 400076 Tel : +91-22-25767798,25767008 +91-22-25722545 ext 7798/7008 +91-22-25768798, 25725991(Res) Fax : +91-22-25722872/25723480 URL:http:"

Friday, April 06, 2007

Easter Bunnies @ Opus 

easter specials all this week, with a special goan buffet sunday afternoon ...

April 4th Wed: England Vs Srilanka
April 7th Fri: Bangladesh Vs South Africa
April 8th Sun: Australia Va England
April 9th Mon: Ireland Vs New Zealand

4th april: Nokia Kroaking Season 2 continues TONIGHT....

hosted by mark swaroop. the first 9 spaces have been taken. 15 left to be filled up.
1. jacob 2. tania 3. keerthana 4. Mark Lazaro 5. Jude 6. Pratik 7. Jerusha 8. andy 9. venkatesh 10) divya joseph 11) nina mathew 12) remya

AND ... to see what you missed on wednesday you can catch all the action, to listen to last year's kroaking 12 finalists,
for rules/ prizes (some more have been added on), competition hype, anoopa's running commentaries go to KroaKnights

rated by the BBC as indias best pub quiz

6th april: ABANDON FRIDAY: retro dancenight with DJ MISHA

the saturday night party to let your hair down and dance the night away (whatever that means in bangalores moral dictionary)



sundays afternoons with an easter special goan buffet ... , chilled music, some great cocktails and some kingfisher to add to the 'good times'.
NIGHTFLIERS the launch of the art exhibition by LINDSAY ERDMAN featuring potraits of jazz legends
is still on

Sun KroaKnight still undoubtedly reigns supreme as the wildest night at opus ... be there and be part of the madness.

For Reservations Call 080-23442580. go here for more details about OPUS

May 25-Jun 03: Nigah QueerFest '07 (Delhi) - Call for entry 
"Dear All,

In anticipation of Pride Month this June, Nigah ( !< is
happy to announce The NigahQueerFest' 07!<>

The NigahQueerFest' 07 is a celebration of sexuality and queerness. Part of emerging voices that question dominant norms of gender and sexuality, the festival will showcase films, photography, workshops, talks, and performances in venues across the city from May 25th to June 3rd in New Delhi.

Attached to this email is a festival announcement. Calls for entry to the Film and Photography parts of the festival can also be downloaded from our website at !<>. We encourage you all to participate, submit, volunteer and be part of the festival! Keep checking the site for updates as we get closer to festival dates.


The Nigah Team "

Apr 07: BMS College Of Engineering's Whiplash '07 
"Date: 7th April
Time: 10 am onwards
Event: Whiplash '07
Venue: BMS College Of Engineering, Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore

Bands competing:
1. Extinct Reflections (Bangalore)
2. Red Cube (Mumbai)
3. Spit Fire (Bangalore)
4. Easy Street (Chennai)
5. Afterburn (Chennai)
6. Asura (Bangalore)
7. Illuminati (Bangalore)
8. Stoned (Bangalore)
9. Caesar's Palace (Bangalore)
10. Fahrenheit (Bangalore)
11. Phlegmingo (Suratkal)

1st place - Rs. 50,000
2nd place - Rs. 30,000
3rd place - Rs. 10,000

Headlining Act: KRYPTOS

For more details, contact Arpan - 0-9986371023"

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Apr 08: Live in Concert - Yesudas, Chitra & Mano - Over 2 Million products to choose from
· Apparel
· Art & Prints
· Books
· CD-Roms
· Chocolates
· Electronics
· Flowers
· Gifts
· Handicrafts
· Home Furnishing
· Home & Kitchen
· Jewellery
· Leather
· Mobile Phones
· Movies
· Music
· Premium Pens
· Swiss Knives
· Toys
· Watches
In Aid of Golden Dwaja Sthambha
Sree Ayyappan Temple
Vijanapura, Dooravani Nagar, Bangalore - 560016 In Aid of Golden Dwaja Sthambha
Sree Ayyappan Temple
Vijanapura, Dooravani Nagar, Bangalore - 560016 In Aid of Golden Dwaja Sthambha
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Vijanapura, Dooravani Nagar, Bangalore - 560016
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A Mega Musical Extravaganza in
Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi & Tamil
(Listen  to All Your Favourite Movie Songs)

On Sunday, 8th April 2007, 5:30pm
At St. Joseph's Indian High School Ground
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Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi & Tamil
(Listen to All Your Favourite Movie Songs)

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Apr 15-21: Bangalore Photography Festival 2007 
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