Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dainik Bhaskar - India's Largest Newspaper Group



Published in January 2012
Performance highlight for YTD. Dec FY 2011-2012 and quarter 3 FY 2011-12

Reaches 1.92 crores readers per day across India 19.2 millions per day.
16 lac (spelling used in the advertisement)  more readers added in just one year.

YTD
Total revenue Rs. 11,032 million - Rs. 1103.3 crores
Avertising revenue  Rs. 8,651 million - Rs. 865.1 crores
PAT margin at 14.2%  Rs. 1,567 million, Rs. 156.6 crores


Qtr
Total revenue Rs. 3,956 million - Rs. 395.6 croes
Avertising revenue  Rs. 3,059 million - Rs. 305.9 crores



Digital editions - 130 million page views per month - 4.19 million page views per day (in Dec 2011).  6.3 millon unique visitors per month

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

VEDA OR VEDAS - FOUNDATION BOOKS OF HINDUISM

Branches of Knowledge of Hindu Dharma

 

Hindu Dharma, or the Hindu way of life is more technically called as Vedic dharma or Vedic way of life.

 

Hindu dharma has fourteen abodes or branches of knowledge.

 

There are four steps or dasas in learning. Reading, understanding what is read, living according to the teachings contained in what is read, and making others also live in accordance with them.

 

The Vedas – Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda are the first four authoritative texts of vedic religion.

 

Six Angas or basic parts of Vedas are Siksha, Vyakarana, Chandas, Nirukta, Jyotisa and Kalpa.

 

The four upangas or sub parts are Mimamsa, Nyaya, Purana and Dhrmasastra.

 

The four more branches of intellectual  learning which are not part of learning dharma but are part of learning for living are Ayurveda, Arthasastra, Dhanuveda and Gandharva Veda.

 

Origin of Vedas

 Vedas are breath of the Paramatman. Brahma is the primordial sage who saw or received all the mantras of Vedas. They were imparted to him through his heart by the Paramatman.  Kanchi Swamiji, Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamiji said, Vedas are always present in the heart of Paramatman. They are not created by him.

 
 
 

 Content of Vedas

Vedas have Samhita, Brahmanas, Aranyaka and Upanishad as the principal parts.

 

Rigveda: The Rigveda Samhita is all in the form of poetry. The Rigveda Samhita has 10,170 RKs or Shlokas and 1,028 suktas.  It is divided into ten mandalas or eight astkas.

 

Yajurveda: Yajurveda has the description of worship associated with RKs and suktas.

 

Yajurveda is available in two different versions – Sukla and Krishna.

 

Samas of Sama Veda are sung with musical tones.

 

Athravana Veda: It has mantras with which one wards of misfortunes and disasters and indicates ways of fighting with enemies.

 

All Vedas have one common goal. The goal is the well-being of the entire world and all creatures living in it.

 

 

Brahmanas lay down the various rites to be performed.  Aranyakas provide more meaning to the mantras of samhitas. They are more oriented towards enquiry and understanding. Upanishads provide more detailed discussion on some specific issues.

 

 

References

 

Speeches of  Kanchi Swamiji, Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamiji,  Hindu Dharma, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, 2000

Kurukshetra, India

 

I downloaded the template. I am developing the knol about Kurukshetra following the template.

 

Introduction

Kurukshetra is a place in India where the war described in the epic Mahabharata between Pandavas and Kauravas was fought.
 
It is a place of piligrimage to Hindus.
 
 
Location
 
Kurukshetra is situated in the north Indian state of Haryana. Kurukshetra is close to the airfields of Chandigarh and Delhi. It is a road and rail junction serviced by taxis and buses of the Haryana Roadways and other state corporations.

History

(Interesting facts about your cities history.)
 
It is believed that the Rig Veda was composed in this place.
 
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Veda Videos

Mantra Pushpam - Vedic Hymns in sanskrit
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rig Veda - 1 (1/5)
Ganapati
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Hymns From The Vedas (Rigveda)  - Creation
 
 
 

 

Rig Veda - 1 (5/5)

 
 
Vedas in MP3

Lord Krishna - Is He a Historical Person?



Maha Bharat Yudh - Is It a Historical Fact?



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"Krishna was a historical figure who lived towards the end of the Vedic Age. Traditional Indian accounts are closer to truth than those of Western Indology, which are colored by colonial and missionary biases and plagued by weak scholarship."
 
Prof. N.S. Rajaram
www.swordoftruth.com September 4th, 1999
 
Since the life and career of Krishna lie within the century or so described in the great historical epic Mahabharata, if we can demonstrate the historicity of the characters and the principal episodes of the epic, we will essentially have established Krishna's historicity also.
 
 
Mention of Characters of Maha Bharata in Various Texts
 
Among Buddhist works Kunala Jataka mentions Krishnaa (i.e., Draupadi) in addition to Bhimasena, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadeva and Yudhittila (Pali for Yudhisthira). Dhananjaya of the Kuru race (Arjuna) and Draupadi Svayamvara are referred to in Dhumakari Jataka. The same work refers also to Yudhisthira as an ancestor of the Kurus of Indapattana (i.e., Indraprastha) and also to Vidurapandita. In addition to these Mahabharata characters, Krishna himself is mentioned in Buddhist works such as Sutrapitaka and Lalitavistara [1].
 
Greek travelers who came to India following Alexander's invasion have left us some tantalizing references to Krishna and also to Indian historical records as they existed in their time. Authors like Pliny referred to Krishna as Heracles, derived from Hari-Krishna. They record that the Indian Heracles - our Krishna - was held in special honor by the Sourseni tribe one of whose major cities was Methora. We can recognize them as Shuraseni and Mathura. (Shura was the father of Vasudeva and the grandfather of Krishna.)

Indian Heracles (Krishna) is recorded by the Greeks as having lived 138 generations before the time of Alexander and Sandracottos which we may take to be c. 330 BC. Taking 20 years per generation, which is known to be a good average when ancient Indian dynasties are involved, we are led to the computation 2760 + 330 = 3090 BC which is remarkably close to the Kali date of 3102 BC. So a reckoning based on ancient Greek records takes us again to the traditional date of c. 3100 BC [1].

 

 

 

References

 

1. http://www.veda.harekrsna.cz/encyclopedia/historical-krsna.htm

 

 

For More Study

 

Books

 

Search for the Historical Krishna by N.S. Rajaram; Prism Books Pvt Ltd, Bangalore; 210 pp, Rs 165.00

 

 

Web Pages/Sites

http://nitaaiveda.com/Essays_and_Articles/Scholara_Accept_Lord_Krishna.htm

http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/ancient/mahabharat/mahab_reality.html

 
 

Nirjala Ekadashi - A Full Day Without Even Water - Hindu Sacred Day

 
This fast is observed on Jyeshtha Shukla Ekadashi.
 
One has to abstain even from water from sunrise of Ekadashi to sunrise of Dwadashi and  this fast is known as Nirjali Ekadashi.  During the month of Jyestha the day is longer and one feels thirsty. As a result it is difficult to observe this vow. 
 
Vyas Muni told Bhimsen to observe this fast on Jyestha Shukla Ekadashi. By observing this fast on Jyestha Shukla Ekadashi  sins of eating on all prior ekadashis in the year will be destroyed and absolved, and you will get all the benefits normal fasting on all the Ekadashis , which have passed in the year.  Bhim was told so by Vyasa. Bhimsen very sincerely observed this fast, that is the reason why this Ekadashi is also named as Bhimsen Ekadashi.

 

 

Vayu Puranam

 
 
Creation According to Vayu Puranam
 

Creation

In the beginning, there was nothing in the universe. The brahman (the divine essence) alone was everywhere. The brahman had neither colour nor scent, it could not be felt or touched. It had no origin, no beginning or no end. The brahman was constant and it was the origin of everything that was destined to be in the universe and the universe was shrouded in darkness.

When it was time for creation to begin, the brahman divided itself into three. The first part became Brahma, the creator of the universe. The second part was Vishnu, the preserver of the universe. And the third part was Shiva, the destroyer.

At the time of creation, water appeared in the universe and the water was everywhere. In the water was created a golden (hiranya) egg (anda) that floated like a gigantic bubble. Brahma was born inside the egg. Since garbha means womb, Brahma came to be known as Hiranyagarbha. Since he effectively created (bhu) himself (svayam), he is also referred to as Svayambhu.

Brahma had four faces.

Also inside the egg were all the worlds (lokas) that would be created, in embryonic form. The earth was there, with its land, mountains, oceans and rivers. The moon, the sun, the stars and the planets were there. Also present were gods, demons, humans and other living beings who would be created.

This was the original creation of the universe (sarga).

But at the end of one of Brahma’s days, a minor destruction takes place. The universe is once again flooded with water during Brahma’s night. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are not however destroyed. Each of Brahma’s days is known as a kalpa (cycle). Thus, a minor destruction takes place at the end of every kalpa. When a new day dawns for Brahma, creation begins afresh. This periodical process of destruction (pralaya) and re-creation is known as pratisarga.

The present kalpa is known as varaha kalpa.

 

 

For more detailed summary of Vayu Puranam visit

 

http://www.dharmakshetra.com/literature/puranas/Vayu%20Purana.htm

Ahobila Mutt

Origin

 
Srinivasacharya, son of Kidambi Kesavacharya was born on 18th August 1379 AD at Thirunarayanapuram (Melkote), Karnataka. His father Kesavacharya, himself a learned man, sent him to Kancheepuram to study at the feet of Ghatikasatham Ammal, a very great scholar of those days.
 
Young Srinivasacharya, hardly twenty years of age(1398),  one day woke up in an exciting mood.
In the dream,  he saw Lord Lakshmeenarasimha of Ahobilam  and he heard his command to appear before him at Ahobilam and don the robe of a sanyasi and be instructed in his future mission of life there.  He informed  his Guru,  Gatikasatham Ammal his dream. The guru  told his disciple Srinivasacharya to obey the mandate.
 
So he wended his way to
Ahobilam. Having arrived there, he climbed the hill amidst dense forest (which
Thirumangai Azhvar describes as one which none can reach except God), had a dip
in the river Bhavanasini and took up abode in that wilderness. Meanwhile
Mukundaraya, the local chieftain also reached the, place to receive him on
divine command. Lord Narasimha appeared before Srinivasacharya in the form of a
sanyasi and initiated him with the "Preshmantra", gave him 'Sanyasa asrama'''
and named him 'Satakopa Jeeyar'. Thus was born Sri Ahobila Mutt and its First
Jeeyar.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hymns, Prayers, Stotras and Videos

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Monks of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Order and Their Books

Direct Disciples of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Swami Vivekananda (Naren)
Swami Brahmananda (Rakhal)
Swami Premananda
Swami Yogananda
Swami Shivananda (Taraknath)
Swami Saradananda (Sharat Chandra Chakravarty)
Swami Ramakrishnananda
Swami Turiyananada
Swami Niranjanananda
Swami Adbhutananda
Swami Akhandananada
Swami Trigunathithananda
Swami Abhedananda
Swami Advaitananda
Swami Subhodananda
Swami Vijnananda
Source: The Eternal Companion: Life and Spiritual Teachings of Swami Brahmananda, by Swami Yatiswarananda, Swami Prabhavananda and others,  Sixth Edition, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, Madras (Chennai) - 600 004, 1978.


Important Events in Their Life



Swami Vivekananda (Naren)
Swami Brahmananda (Rakhal)
Swami Premananda

Swami Yogananda


Swami Yogananda was the first among the monastic disciples of the Master to enter Mahasamadhi.
Swami Shivananda (Taraknath)
Swami Saradananda
Date of Birth : 23 December 1865
Swami Saradananda went to the United States in 1896 on the request of Swami Vivekananda. His calm and gentle disposition, courteous and loving manners and able exposition of Vedanta won him many friends and admirers in America.
Saradananda was called back to Kolkata by Vivekananda and was made the General Secretary of Ramakrishna Math and the Mission, a post which he held for nearly three decades till the end of his life.
He wrote the monumental biography of Sri Ramakrishna known as Sri Ramakrishna Lila Prasanga in Bengali (translated later into English under the title Sri Ramakrishna the Great Master). His great works included  the construction of the temple dedicated to Holy Mother in 1921 on the spot where her sacred body was cremated in Belur Math, and another temple at Mother’s birthplace in Jayrambati in 1923.
Sources:

Swami Ramakrishnananda
Swami Turiyananada
Swami Niranjanananda
Swami Adbhutananda
Swami Akhandananada
Swami Trigunathithananda
Swami Abhedananda
Swami Advaitananda
Swami Subhodananda
Swami Vijnananda
Swami Shivananda
Swami Saradananda
Swami Ramakrishnananda
Swami Turiyananada
Swami Niranjanananda
Swami Adbhutananda
Swami Akhandananada
Swami Trigunathithananda
Swami Abhedananda
Swami Advaitananda
Swami Subhodananda
Swami Vijnananda

Books on or by the Swamijis

Swami Vivekananda (Naren)
Swami Brahmananda
The Eternal Companion: Life and Spiritual Teachings of Swami Brahmananda, by Swami Yatiswarananda, Swami Prabhavananda and others,  Sixth Edition, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, Madras (Chennai) - 600 004, 1978. (First Edition 1931).
Swami Premananda
Swami Premananda-Teachings and Reminiscences by Swami Prabhavananda
God lived with Them by Swami Chetanananda
Swami Yogananda
Swami Shivananda
Swami Saradananda
Sri Ramakrishna - The Great Master: Vol. 1& 2
Hardcover - 1081 Pages (Year: 1998)
Sri Ramakrishna Math
Glimpses of a Great Soul by Swami Asheshananda
Swami Ramakrishnananda
Swami Turiyananada
Swami Niranjanananda
Swami Adbhutananda
Swami Akhandananada
Swami Trigunathithananda
Swami Abhedananda
swami Advaitananda
Swami Subhodananda
Swami Vijnananda

Tapas - Consistent Creative Thinking

Chinmayananda said consistent creative thinking is called tapas.
 
In Indian scriptures, various rishis (saints) and rajas (kings) were said to have done tapas and acquired great intellectual powers and military powers.
 
What is tapas? Explaining tapas as consistent creative thinking that is focused on discovery and invention makes sense. That is what now scientists are doing.
 
Creative thinking requires mental concentration. In the philosophical tradition, the mind is to be withdrawn from the sense-organs and focused on intellectual ideal.
 
This knol will be used to identify other references to tapas in Hindu scriptures.

Ramakrishna Mission - USA Branches



Ramakrishna Paramahamsa - Biography and Teachings - Birthday 18 February


Vedanta Society, Berkeley
http://www.belurmath.org/centres/brk.htm

Vedanta Society
2455 Bowditch Street
Berkeley, California 94704-2429
U.S.A.
Phone: 1-510-848 8862
Fax: 1-510-845 4583
Email: vedantaberkeley@earthlink.net
Website: www.vedantaberkeley.org 

The centre was started in 1939 and is located near the university in Berkeley. It is a branch of Ramakrishna Math, and Swami Aparananda is its minister-in-charge.

Activities:


  1. library with 2904 books.
  2. Regular worshipmeditation, and celebration of special religious events.
  3. Spiritual counselling to seekers.
  4. Lectures on Sundays, classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and discussion on Vedanta scriptures on other weekdays.
  5. Invited by different organizations and colleges, the swami delivered several lectures in the neighbourhood and other cities of the United States as well as in Canada. He also participated in several interfaith meetings. He gave fortnightly talks in the Society's house at San Jose.




Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston
http://www.belurmath.org/centres/bst.htm

Ramakrishna Vedanta Society
58 Deerfield Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
U.S.A.
Phone: 1-617-536 5320
Email: boston@vedantasociety.net
Website: www.vedantasociety.netwww.vivekananda.org 

Started in 1910 and shifted to its present location in 1941, this branch of Ramakrishna Math has Swami Tyagananda as the monk-in-charge.

Activities:

  1. A shrine for prayer and meditation.
  1. Celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda, Jesus, the Buddha and Sri Krishna.
  1. Sunday lectures and weekly classes.
  1. Swami Tyagananda gave lectures at the Boston and Harvard Universities, and also at MIT.
  1. A children's camp, regular classes, and a retreat for devotees at the Society's Sarada Ashrama, 60 km to the southeast at Marshfield, which also maintained a shrine for daily prayer and meditation.


Vivekananda Vedanta Society, Chicago
http://www.belurmath.org/centres/ccg.htm

Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago
14630 South Lemont Road,
Homer Glen, IL 60491
U.S.A.
Phone: 1-708 301 9062
Fax: 1-708-301 9063
Email: info@vedantasociety-chicago.org
Website: www.vedantasociety-chicago.org


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Alignment versus Appeasement of Minorities in India



Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr. Narendra Modi went on a Sadhbhavana Fast in Godhra. The Times of India in its paper dated 21 January 2012, in page 15 of Mumbai edition published the comment by VHP Leader Pravin Togadia with the caption "All netas in race to appease minorities" within the news item on Modi's fast. It is reported that Pravin Togadia took on CM Narendra Modi and asked whether there was any sadbhavana for those killed in the Godhra train carnage. While what Pravin Togadia said in this connection is difficult to know, we know only the reporting of the Times of India reporter Sachin Sharma.

In India, there are people of more religions apart from the main stream Hindu religion and many variants of Hindu religion. There are organizations which are working for the cause of sustaining and promoting Hindu religion. What is their outlook regarding other religions in the country? Advani, a senior leader of BJP, a party considered to argue that Hinduism is not getting its due in the country and minority appeasement is being practised by the ruling governments, advocates cultural unity. He does not advocate one religion for the country. Hinduism itself does not advocate one religion or prayer of only God. It has the concept of crores of deities or divine beings and even the supreme God is different in different occasions or scriptures. Even though in principle one God is stated, who is this one God in form is subject to belief of each person or family or group of people. Hinduism accepts that salutation to any God ultimately reaches that single person who is the world when there is pralaya and every other form is destroyed.

So there is an attempt by certain people to create alignment within all the people in India towards protecting and growing India. Even Viswa Hindu Parishad needs to have a plan for creating this alignment and in this regard they are participating in multi-religious functions and discourses. So VHP leaders in principle will not criticize every relation that Hindus have with other religion people as appeasement.

The news paper reporters also have to be careful to understand the context and report the statements and replies of various persons appropriately. There is a need for more discussion on this topic of alignment versus appeasement issue.


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Jagriti Yatra 2011 - Googlers in it

Jagriti yatra is tour being organized in India to take enthusiastic young people around India to witness some of challenges of India and solutions that individuals, groups and organizations are trying to implement. The objective is to encourage these tourists to take up social and economic entrepreneurship.

Googlers reported the experience of their trip in a post in Google blog.


Google+ page of Jagriti yatra


Andhra Pradesh - Blogs and Online Articles

Assam - Blogs and Online Articles

Bihar - Blogs and Online Articles

Chhattisgarh - Blogs and Online Articles

Goa - Blogs and Online Articles

Gujarat - Blogs and Online Articles



Narendra Modi - Official Blog

Gujarati Blogger - A Blogging site also


Online Articles

Gujarat population touches 6 crores - urbanization at 43% - April 2011

Haryana - Blogs and Online Articles


Himachal Pradesh - Blogs and Online Articles


Jammu and Kashmir - Blogs and Online Articles


Jharkhand - Blogs and Online Articles


Karnataka - Blogs and Online Articles



Karnataka  State Government Website http://www.karnataka.gov.in/Pages/Default.aspx

Karnataka Tourism Department site: http://www.karnatakatourism.org/

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sri Sooktam - Vedic Hymn - YouTube Video



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M81Ud6VJTwI

Yajurveda Hymns - Videos




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ_dVAnXLto&feature=BFa&list=UL7hgkucBAqYE&lf=mfu_in_order

Swamy Haridas Music - Sangeet Festival - Vrindavan - India



Report
http://www.tumbhi.com/articles/Content/vrindavan.html

Held for the last 150 years.

Dhoom Machale Dhoom Machale Dhoom Hindi Song - Full Song

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Kajraa Re Kajraa Re - Super Hit Hindi Film Song - Video

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Nimbooda Nimbooda Super Hit Hindi Film Song - Video

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Telugu Film Songs - Web Sites and Blogs



Raaga,com Telugu channel 1930 - 2010 shows old Bhakta potana songs album

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kerala - Blogs and Online Articles

Madhya Pradesh - Blogs and Online Articles

Manipur - Blogs and Online Articles

Meghalya - Blogs and Online Articles

Mizoram - Blogs and Online Articles

Nagaland - Blogs and Online Articles

Orissa - Blogs and Online Articles

Punjab - Blogs and Online Articles

Rajasthan - Blogs and Online Articles

Sikkim - Blogs and Online Articles

Tamil Nadu - Blogs and Online Articles

Tripura - Blogs and Online Articles

Uttaranchal - Blogs and Online Articles

Uttar Pradesh - Blogs and Online Articles

Andaman Nicobar Islands - Blogs and Online Articles

Chandigarh - Blogs and Online Articles

Dadra & Nagar Haveli - Blogs and Online Articles

Daman and Diu - Blogs and Online Articles

Lakshdweep - Blogs and Online Articles

Pondicherry - Blogs and Online Articles

National Capital Territory: Delhi - Blogs and Online Articles

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hydrogen-Driven Three Wheelers Developed in India


Hydrogen-fuelled three-wheelers developed in the world for the first time in India were unveiled at the Auto Expo 2012 New Delhi.  The vehicle is name ‘HyAlfa'.  The three-wheeler is almost a zero-emission vehicle while its fuel consumption is substantially lower as compared to gasoline with 1 kg of hydrogen giving around 80 km mileage.

The three-wheelers have been developed under a project, DelHy 3W, of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)'s International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies (UNIDO-ICHET) in association with Mahindra & Mahindra and IIT-Delhi, and support from  the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

Development project outlay $1 million.

News Items and Related Reports

The Hindu 9 January 2012

UNIDO International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies funded half the costs.
WSJ news item

MNRE web page on projects related to hydrogen energy

Interesting. A prototype was already and demonstrated by Energy Conversion Devices Inc., Rochester Hills, MI in collaboration with Bajaj Auto Ltd. in 2005
Read the57 page report  Report by Krishna Sapru

Sunday, January 8, 2012

सरकारी नौकरी - Government Jobs in India - Sarkari Naukri - Top Blogspot Blog

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Blog of Gurcharan Das - A Top Indian Blog


http://gurcharandas.blogspot.com/


Recent Posts

India says no to $80 toilet paper
http://gurcharandas.blogspot.com/2011/09/india-says-no-to-80-toilet-paper-wall.html

Middle Class gets back its dignity
http://gurcharandas.blogspot.com/2011/07/middle-class-gets-back-its-dignity.html

Good omens for rule of law in India
http://gurcharandas.blogspot.com/2011/05/good-omens-for-rule-of-law-in-india.html

Emergic: Rajesh Jain’s Blog - A Top Indian Blog

http://emergic.org/

Rajesh Jain - A tech entrepreneur from India

Recent Posts

India needs open government
http://emergic.org/2011/09/11/blog-past-india-needs-open-government/

For US travellers - $50 for month - unlimited phone, sms and web browsing in US
http://emergic.org/2011/09/09/for-us-travellers-50-for-unlimited-talk-sms-and-web/

The Right Fight - About Anna Hazare agitation and other series of posts
http://emergic.org/2011/08/29/the-right-fight-part-1/

Techie Buzz - An Indian Top Blog

http://techie-buzz.com/


Techie buzz is a blog publication site  with contributions from many.
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Monthly stats

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Tablet for Rs. 11,990
http://techie-buzz.com/india-telecom/spice-mi-720-android-tablet-for-rs-11990.html

Honeytechblog - A Top Indian Blog

http://www.honeytechblog.com/

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20,000 registered users

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Unique visitors 35K
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Recent Posts

Download, convert and play online videos

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Devils' Workshop - A Top Indian Blog


http://devilsworkshop.org/

Now has editors and guest authors

In February 2010 300,000 visitors and 500,000 page views.

In July 2011 69 K unique visitors and 290K page views. Ad planner stats
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Blog rated as top 3 blog in India in one assessment.

Recent Posts

September 2011

http://devilsworkshop.org/collaborate-create-mind-maps-instant-brain-storming-sessions-bubblus/

Tweet in Hindi
http://devilsworkshop.org/tweet-hindi-4-languages/

DMC Education Ltd. A BSE, India Listed Company

Coaching for GATE/IES/PSU/Acturial science, GRE, GMAT, IELTS/TOEFL, SAT
 
 
IITJEE, AIEEE, GATE/IES/PSU
 
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Srisailam Dam - Irrigation and Power Project - Andhra Pradesh - India

Srisailam Dam, constructed across Krishna river, lies in a deep gorge in the Nallamala hill range. Its elevation is about 300m and it is about 512m long and is located in Kurnool District. The dam is one of the twelve largest hydroelectric projects in the country with 12 radial crest gates. Srisailam Dam provides irrigation water for about 800 km(310 sq mi). It has a live storage of 250 thousand million cubic feet (TMC). The left bank hydro electric station generates 900MW of power and right bank generates 770MW of power.


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Lakshmana Rao Boggavarapu, CE, AP on the TV channel

2 September 2011 - Flood water release through gates - Interview of Chief Engineer, B. Lakshmana Rao
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RswuW41fMRg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRc94ztuO24
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About Srisailam Dam

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Logical Reasoning for CAT, SAT, GMAT

A book excerpt

http://www.lsatcenter.com/LR%20Book%20Excerpt.pdf

GRE sample questions

http://www.bestsamplequestions.com/gre-questions/logical-reasoning/logical-reasoning.html

CAT practice test
http://cat.jumbotests.com/tests/cat-logical-reasoning

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The East India Company - 2011

East India is now in a new avatar owned and directed by Sanjiv Mehta.

Sanjiv Mehta started the website of the company on 15th August 2010, the independence day of India.

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Sources:

16.8.2010
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2010-08-16/india/28311109_1_brand-new-avatar-sanjiv-mehta

http://smetimes.tradeindia.com/smetimes/news/indian-economy-news/2010/Feb/15/an-indian-now-owns-east-india-company60860.html

Solar Water Heater With Subsidy in India

Commercial solar water heaters raise temperature of water up to 80 degrees centigrade on good sunny days and provide hot water for domestic needs.  Electricity can be saved by installing solar water heaters.

More information on Govt. India website
http://www.mnre.gov.in/Solar-water-heaters/brief-swhs.pdf

Subsidy available from Govt of India
http://www.mnre.gov.in/Solar-water-heaters/subsidy.pdf

Complete site on solar water heater by MNRE, Govt. of India
http://www.mnre.gov.in/solar-water-heaters.htm

India - BBC World News Special Reports - 7 to 27 November 2011

Profile of India
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President of India Can Provide Intellectual Leadership for Development of Various Fields

"I have encouraged the department of public enterprises to engage the central public sector undertakings into an Industry-Agriculture Partnership Mission. I am, indeed, happy that the corporate affairs ministry, the public sector companies, business chambers and Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs in collaboration with National Rain fed Area Authority are joining hands to evolve 'Innovative Business Models for Rain fed Area Development'.
 
President of India, Hon'ble Pratibha Devisingh Patil stated in an article published in The Economic Times of India on 17th November 2011, Page 16.
 
Online available at:
 
This is indeed intellectual leadership by the President of India for highlighting an area of priority in economic development of the country. President of India is well poised to take this initiative forward by organizing national seminars on various sectors and issues of economic and social development and by faciliatating development of president's national develop observations, which are summaries of the proceedings of the seminars. President can organize some of these seminars independently and some of these seminars can be organized by various central universities for which President of India is the chancellor. Organizing such a series would really do justice to the role of President as chancellor. These seminars are totally independent seminarls free from the influence of the cabinet and planning commission and would present the opinions of intellectuals under a more open atmosphere and provide diversity of opinion that Government can take into to account its policy deliberations.
 
Such an initiative also provides President of India, a background to assess various bills sent for signature to the office by the Parliament. It will be  a good initiative if the current President follows the article on rain-fed area development with more further issues of development of India.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Women on Shopfloor in India- 2012



In the factories, in the machine shops and fabrication shops the presence of women was almost negligible. But the trend is chaning now in India. Last week, I visited the TVS Motors plant at Hosur and there were women working in the machine shop. Of course the job involved was only loading and unloading light weight work pieces. But they are working on costly CNC machines and handing motor cycle parts.

Today on 3.1.2012, Economic Times carried an article with the title "Women now break into the shopfloor."



http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/jobs/engineering-companies-like-kirloskar-brothers-changing-gender-dynamics/articleshow/11346395.cms

Anant Talaulicar, CMD Cummins talks of 25% target for women by 2011 and 50% target in the next five years.

Kirloskar Brothers is also increasing women on shopfloor.