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Posted in Education, Information, Interesting, News and Views, Observation, Tech News, tagged Evaluseserve, Indian Economy, News, NRIs, Reverse Brain Drain, Technology, US Economy on 31 March 2008 | 3 Comments »
India has initiated reverse brain drain. Realizing how many scientists, doctors, engineers and other professionals they loose every year, Indian government is taking steps to lure them back to the country.
The scheme for NRIs, though still in infancy, has already netted at least 40 PHDs and MTechs working in academics or industry in countries like US, UK, Japan and Sweden.
“We are intensifying the drive. In 2007 alone, we received 150 applications from NRI scientists and engineers and finally picked up 22. The number of applicants is increasing, with the majority coming from US,” a top Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist said.
Posted in From Headlines, Information, Interesting, Movies, Sports, TV, tagged Animation, Comic, Davis Cup, Jai Natarajan, Leander Paes, Leander Sport Private Limited, News, Sports, Superhero, Tennis, The Magic Racquet on 31 March 2008 | 1 Comment »
Leander Paes, who has saved India from several Davis Cup disasters and a medal hope at the Beijing Olympic Games in August, is going to play a miracle man who helps school kids in cartoon television series called The Magic Racquet.
Not much has been disclosed about the story line. Paes will play roughly his own age and will sport tennis gear. The story will revolve around a school with three to five central characters between the age group of 6 to 10. There are also plans to include other sporting stars as guests in a few episodes since the objective is to promote sports in general.
Posted in Announcements, From Headlines, Interesting, News and Views, Tech News, tagged 612 Scaglietti, Ferrari, Gabriel Lalli, Harvey Nichols, India, India's Billionaires, Luxury, News, Rattan Tata, Retail, Rolls Royce, Tata Motors on 31 March 2008 | 2 Comments »
Ferrari has announced that they will soon open 6 showrooms in India by 2010. There are about 36 Ferrari cars plying in India which were sold through Ferrari’s Singapore hub. Ferrari has five models which range between $276,280 on the lower side to $ 363,120 at the upper end.
Ferrari recently – and rather bravely – sent out two reinforced 612 Scaglietti super cars to tour the sub-continent’s potholed highways to showcase the marque. The car will be driving across 57 cities of India in 64 days. About 13,000 km will be covered during this tour.
“We had conducted such tours in countries like China earlier. India is a popular choice for us since sports car fanatics are no less here as well,” says Gabriel Lalli from Ferrari.
Posted in Announcements, Chennai, Delhi, From Headlines, General, In My Opinion, Interesting, Kolkata, Mumbai, News and Views, Observation, tagged 2008, carbon emission, Earth Hour, global warming, India, March 29, San Francisco, Sydney on 28 March 2008 | 12 Comments »
India has decide to stay illuminated when the world will switch off for Earth Hour between 8 and 9 pm on March 29. As of today no Indian city has officially joined the campaign to black out to show that India too is in the crusade to reduce global warming.
So far, 35 nations, 370 cities, towns and councils worldwide have pledged to turn out their lights for one hour. This includes cities like Christchurch, Bangkok, Seoul, Dubai, Antarctica’s Casey Base, Manila, Copenhagen, Rome, Dublin, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and Mexico City.
Posted in Books and Literature, Cultural, Dance and Drama, Entertainment, General, Interesting, Kolkata, Metro News, Movie Reviews, Movies, News and Views, tagged Bengali, Cinema, Director Jayabrato Chatterjee, Dom Mores, Jaya Bachchan, Last Train to Innocence, Lovesongs -Yesterday, Mallika, MAMI International Film Festival, Mir Taqi Mir, Om Puri, Rabindranath Tagore, Shahana Chatterjee, Today and Tomorrow, Usha Uthup on 27 March 2008 | 1 Comment »
Kolkata is celebrating Jaya Bachchan’s latest in Bengali cinema Lovesongs -Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. However Bengali has been used sparsely in this movie; English being predominant language for the film. Based on the story by the Director itself, the film centers on 64-year-old Mridula Chatterjee (Jaya Bachchan) She is an independent, cheerful, fun-loving widow who runs an NGO for disabled people in Kolkata. The film is woven through Mridula’s unspooling her past which turns into a process of deep introspection and self-discovery, helping her to understand the choices she had to make.
Posted in Announcements, Cultural, Entertainment, From Headlines, Interesting, News and Views, tagged Altagamma, Brad Pitt, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, CII, Diesel, DKNY, George Clooney, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tom Cruise on 27 March 2008 | 4 Comments »
India is 3rd most brand conscious country in the world with Greece leading the way followed by Hong Kong.
Posted in Activities, Cultural, Delhi, Entertainment, From Headlines, General, Interesting, News and Views, Sports, tagged Aamir Khan, Beijing Olympics, Coca Cola, Coca Cola Environment Champions, India, Kiran Bedi, Olympic, Torchbearer, Water Conservation on 25 March 2008 | 1 Comment »
Aamir Khan, accompanied by five other torchbearers Dr. Narayan G Hegde- President, BAIF Development Research Foundation, Dr. Kiran Bedi – noted officer in the Indian Police Service (IPS) and founder Navjyoti foundation, Ravi Singh- Secretary General & CEO, World Wildlife Fund India and Atul Singh, President & CEO, Coca-Cola India. Y. Subhash Chandra Reddy- environment champion, will bear the Olympic torch in Delhi on the 17th of April.
Posted in Education, From Headlines, General, Information, Interesting, News and Views, Tech News, tagged Apache Hadoop, Cloud Computing, Computational Research Laboratories, CRL, Google, Hadoop Summit, Indian, News, Pune, Rattan Tata, Ron Brachman, Supercomputers, TATA, Tata Sons, Technology, USA, Yahoo on 24 March 2008 | 4 Comments »
Yahoo has struck an agreement with Computational Research Laboratories, a unit of Tata Sons Ltd., to pursue research on “cloud computing” technologies. Yahoo said the project with the laboratory in Pune would use the world’s fourth-fastest supercomputer and Apache Hadoop, a framework for creating software that can handle large amounts of data using several computers. (more…)
Posted in Books and Literature, Cultural, Entertainment, From Headlines, General, Interesting, Movies, News and Views, tagged Cartoon, Disney, Disney Channel, Enid Blyton, Famous Five, Jo, Jyoti, News, Steve Aranguren, Tomboy Georgina on 24 March 2008 | 6 Comments »
Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five have undergone a radical 21st-century makeover for a new Disney cartoon series Famous Five: On The Case. The members of the new Famous Five are children of the original five created in 1942 – team leader Julian, Dick, George, Anne and the dog Timmy. They are Jo, Max, Allie and Dylan together with their pet dog, Timmy.
The kids share their parents’ love of adventure and mystery-solving. However unlike their parents they are iPod-wearing children who fight off their enemies using mobile phones and other modern-day gadgets, and uncover plots like a pirate DVD factory, whose owner, a phony environmentalist, has been embedding subliminal messages in the discs to brainwash children.
Posted in Entertainment, From Headlines, General, Indian History, Interesting, Movies, Mumbai, News and Views, tagged Ameen Sayani, director Shakti Samanta, Indian Cinema, Indian Post, Kiran Shantaram, Madhubala, Madhubhushan, Magic of Films, Mahafilmpex, Manoj Kumar, Mumbai, Nargis, News, Shashikala, Stamps on 19 March 2008 | 2 Comments »
Venus of the Indian screen Madhubala is honored by Indian Postal Service: on 18 March 2008 a stamp was released in her memory. After Nargis, Madhubala is the second Indian actress to have a stamp released in her honor.
The Indian Postal Service organized a special two-day event in Mumbai on Indian cinema titled Magic of Film Through Postage Stamps along with a philatelic exhibition titled Mahafilmpex. They also showcased a few landmark movies.