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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sep 14-15: Swoop In (OOB Conference 2007) 

OOB Conference 2007
India's only conference on Ideas and Intellectual Property
14 - 15 Sep 2007
J N Tata Auditorium, Bangalore.

If you have an idea, or simply want to get inspired to create your own idea, then OOB (Out Of Box) Conference 2007 is the place to be. Over 30 top speakers at the conference will keep you inspired; will get you thinking; and will push you to action-mode.

OOB, is an Experience!

OOB Conference brings together; Technology Geeks, Scientists, Creative Geniuses and Business Rebels, all under one roof. As a delegate, you will get an opportunity to listen to individuals who had a unique OOB Idea and saw it to fruition. You will get to see what's new in technology, discover the latest in science, experience the process of creativity and above all else, gain the inspiration to become achievers.

The future is ideas, ideas which will revolutionise and change the way we do things forever. At OOB, you will learn how to create, develop and execute your own idea. You will also learn the truth about Intellectual Property and how to create one. So, this September, OOB Conference 2007 is the place to be.

The delegates are swooping in and the chairs are fast getting filled. For early bird benefits, ensure your registration before 25 Aug 2007.

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Aug 29: businessgyan / Invite for the Panel discussion - "Making the world your market place" 
Businessgyan and TASMAC invites you for a panel discussion on "Making the world your Market Place" where  we are focusing on companies who are doing terrific work in exporting their products globally.
The word Bangalore has of late become synonymous with IT industry, however, let's not forget all the other industries that have been thriving here and will continue to make their mark. There are many niche products and services who have gone beyond our shores and are satisfying global demands. What motivated the people behind these industries to take on the world as their market place? What are the challenges they face? What can one learn from their success?

Some of the Topics Likely to be Covered:-

1) How does one go from the domestic to the global market
2) The path to enter the global markets
3) Finding funds and customers
4) Becoming wanted by the global buyer
5) Getting over the 'India' issue
6) Getting over the logistics and infrastructural difficulties
On: 29th Aug 2007
  At: The Chancery (Lavelle Road)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM  
Note: Entry Free 

Limited seats only.

The Panel Members for the evening are:-
Anurag Agarwal
CEO, Natural Remedies
Kumar Ramachandran 
CEO, Vignani 
Ravi Kumar Menon
Director, Aetos Design and Engineering  
  Kindly confirm your participation. So we can reserve your seat.  
 Reply to this mail or register online or call us,  
 Manjula # 22996655, 22996650  
Businessgyan proudly associates with TASMAC - a premier business school offering MBA full/part time programmes validated by the University of Wales, U.K. (

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20th National Photo Contest on the theme "Spirit of Independent India" 
"20th National Photo Contest on the theme "Spirit of Independent India"

Photo Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is organizing the 20th National Photo Contest on the theme "Spirit of Independent India" to mark the 60th anniversary of independence.

The competition is open to all. The competition will have two sections: Black and White print (Monochrome) and colour print. Participant can send a maximum of four different photographs for both the sections. However, the entry should not be mounted.

The award consists of Rs. 20,000/- as the First Prize, Rs. 15,000/- Second Prize, Rs. 10,000/- as Third Prize and ten each Commendation Prize of Rs. 2,000/- each for both the section, a memento and a certificate of merit.

The last of submission of entry is September 15, 2007.

The prints should be sent to
Photo Division,
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting,
Room No. 730,
Soochna Bhavan,

C.G.O Complex,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003.  "

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Indian Dummy History! 
A funny forward, apt to post today on our Independence day. No offence meant to anyone.

"Indian History : Supposedly written by a schoolboy with all original spellings:

The original inhabitants of ancient India were called Adidases, who lived in two cities called Hariappa and Mujhe-na-Daro. These cities had the best drain system in the world and so there was no brain drain from them Ancient India was full of myths which have been handed down from son to father. A myth is a female moth. A collection of myths is called mythology, which means stories with female caricatures. One myth says that people in olden times worshipped monkeys because they were our incestors.

In olden times there were two big families in India. One was called the Pandava and the other was called the Karova. They fought amongst themselves in a battle called Mahabharat, after which India came to be known as MeraBharat Mahan.

In midevil times India was ruled by the Slave Dienasty. So named because they all died a nasty death. Then came the Tughlaqs who shifted their capital from Delhi because of its pollution. They were followed by the Mowglis. The greatest Mowgli was Akbar because he extinguished himself on the battlefield of Panipat which is in Hurryana. But his son Jehangir was peace loving; he married one Hindu wife and kept 300 porcupines. Then came Shahajahan who had 14 sons. Family planning had not been invented at that time. He also built the Taj Mahal hotel for his wife who now sleeps there. The king sent all his sons away to distant parts of India because they started quarrelling. Dara Seiko was sent to UP, Shaikh Bhakhtiyar was sent to J & K, while Orangezip came to Bombay to fight Shivaji. However,after that they changed its name to Mumbai because Shivaji's sena did not like it. They also do not like New Delhi, so they are calling it Door Darshan.

After the Mowglis came Vasco the Gama. He was an exploder who was circumcising India with a 100 foot clipper. Then came the British. They brought with them many inventions such as cricket, tramtarts and steamed railways. They were followed by the French who brought in French fries, pizzazz and laundry. But Robert Clive drove them out when he deafened Duplex who was out membered since the British had the queen on their side.

Eventually, the British came to overrule India because there was too much diversity in our unity. The British overruled India for a long period.They were great expotents and impotents. They started expoting salt from India and impoting cloth. This was not liked by Mahatma Gandhi who wanted to produce his own salt. This was called the Swedish moment. During this moment, many people burnt their lion cloths in the street and refused to wear anything else. The British became very angry at this and stopped the production of Indian testiles.

In 1920, Mahatma Gandhi was married to one wife. Soon after he became the father of the nation. In 1942 he started the Quiet India moment, so named because the British were quietly lootoing our country. In 1947, India became free and its people became freely loving. This increased our population. Its government became a limited mockery, which means people are allowed to take the law in their own hands with the help of the police. Our constipation is the best in the world because it says that no man can be hanged twice for the same crime. It also says you cannot be put in prison if you have not paid your taxis. Another important thing about our constipation is that it can be changed. This is not possible with the British constipation because it is not written on paper. The Indian parlemint consists of two houses which are called lower and higher. This is because one Mr Honest Abe said that two houses divided against itself cannot withstand. So Pandit Nehru asked the British for freedom at midnight since the British were afraid of the dark. At midnight, on August 15, there was a tryst in parlemint in which many participated by wearing khaki and hosting the flag. Recently in India, there have been a large number of scams and a plaque,it can be dangerous because many people died of this plaque in Surat. Scams are all over India. One of these was in Bihar where holy cows were not given anything to eat by their elected leader. The other scam was in Bofor which is a small town in Switzerland. In this, a lot of Indian money was given to buy a gun which can shoot a coot.

Presently India has a coalishun government made up of many parties, left,right and centre. It has started to library the economy. This means that there is now no need for a licence as the economy will be driven by itself.

India is also trying to become an Asian tiger because its own tigers are being poached. Another important event this year was the Shark meeting at Malas Dive. At this place, shark leaders agreed to share their poverty, pollution and population."

Aug16 on: Acting Workshop!! 
"Hello Everybody,

Orange Sky Productions is holding a six-week acting workshop, starting 16th August, 2007 .
The programme would include learning and discussing basic acting techniques for stage and camera, with sessions involving camera practicals.

Details of the workshop are as follows :

Sessions would be thrice a week -

Tuesday & Thursday : 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm and

Sunday : 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Venue : Baldwin Boys' High School, Richmond Town, Hosur Road, Bangalore
Prior experience in acting is not required.
Training is moduled on Method Acting, covering the following topics :

1. Sense Memory and Action Problem Sharpen your senses and bring grace to your movements
2. Imagination Live through your imaginations and fantasies
3. Improvisation Converse and communicate in relationships
4. Movement Explore all the space around you - let your body expressions flow with the tune of music
5. Speech Deliver a smashing monologue
6. Playback Move with rythm - dance if you like !
7. Scenes The best topic in classical acting
8. Characterization Be somebody else through observation and imagination

The workshop would be facilitated by theatre director Kanak Narayan Sen.
For enquiries and appointment, please call Reshma at 9241211959.

Thank you.

Team of Orange Sky Productions "

Aug 21-26: Fundraiser play for Dream a Dream brought to you by BLT - The Ungrateful Man 

Aug 25: ACM Bangalore IT Quiz 
"The ACM Bangalore chapter is proud to present the First Annual Bangalore IT Quiz.

IT Industry professionals and students will engage all of their brains to determine the true IT Gurus of Bangalore. We will test participants on topics ranging from computer science basics to arcane tech trivia. And make it fun for everyone.

Prizes worth Rs. 75K and more await the top 8 teams (the audience get some as well).

So, just form teams of 2 and register before the 17th of August. Remember, Late/On-the- spot registrations pay more! You can register here:
http://acmbangalore .org/acm- bangalore- quiz.html

Wanna participate for FREE?
ACM Bangalore is a non-profit organization for advancing computing as a science and profession. Members are professionals from IT companies, academia (prof. S. Sadagopan among others) and students. Become a member now and participate in the quiz for FREE.
http://acmbangalore .org/chapter- information/ about-acm- bangalore/ membership. html

Tell your friends, lovers and enemies.

For further details, visit or contact
Harsh - 9342160957
Ravi 99809 02841 "

National Himalayan Mountain Biking Expedition - Leh/Ladakh: 2007 
"Youth Hostels Association of India is organizing National Himalayan Trekking Expeditions for the last 37 years in various parts of Himalaya. Now we wish to do the diversification in our adventure activities. On a popular demand from our members, for the first time we are organizing National Himalayan Mountain Biking Expedition-2007 in high altitude region of Leh-Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir.

The expedition is organized for a limited number of participants only. There are only 10 batches of 15 participants each reporting at base camp on 21st Aug, 22nd Aug, 23rd Aug, 24th Aug, 29th Aug, 30th Aug, 31st Aug,, 5th Sep, 6th Sep, & 7th Sep 2007."

Details at YHAI site.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

CNBC TV18: Will India Become an Iconic Economy? 


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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Rangashankara Aug'07 schedule 

Aug 08/Mumbai: Great Place to Work - Seminar Series 2007 


Moody friends. Drama queens. Your life? Nope! - their life, your story.
Play Sims Stories at Yahoo! Games.

CNBC: Next 60 years 


Park yourself in front of a world of choices in alternative vehicles.
Visit the Yahoo! Auto Green Center.

Times Now: 60 Years of Being Free. 

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