Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Recreation in Vizag

Recreation Centre in Vizag :

ITE Group India, a leading exhibition organiser, is looking at setting up Recreation Centres in Vizag and Tirupati at an investment of Rs 30-35 crore each.

The port city is fast emerging as a hot destination for IT and manufacturing companies for setting up shop, while the Temple town is already a major tourist attraction. There is immense potential in these two markets, and hence the ITE group are setting up recreation centres here. Still discussions are on with the tourism department for acquiring prime land. They are targeting on the Visakhapatnam and Tirupati projects and start the construction work by 2007.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

IT-BPO Wave in Vizag

BPO @ Vizag:
Tier II cities like Vizag, Kochi are being favored in the booming ITES-BPO sector. Besides known IT destinations, cities like Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Vishakhapatnam, Kochi and Jaipur are now being looked at as potential IT destinations. BPO is the short form of Buisiness Process Outsourcing.

The last few months, IT majors such as IBM, Dell, Cognizant, Mphasis and Satyam have unveiled plans for cities like Vizag, Coimbatore, Mangalore, and Chandigarh. Wipro and TCS have acquired land at Vizag, while Honeywell is looking at expanding operations in Madurai.

At Vizag, Satyam has started work on its 50 acre campus and is establishing a technology centre on seven acres at Thotlakonda on the outskirts.

Satyam, Wipro and TCS are the big three IT companies setting up in Vizag.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Quit India.....Dada

Quit (Team) India:

Saurav Ganguly seems clearly manipulated the sincere opinion of the coach Greg Chappel and trying to make all see at silly statistics to feel his importance in the Indian Cricket Team now. Here this news article seems to have an insiders report.
The best 11 never took the field since many years that I watched Cricket, but it never turned square on a Captain like this before in India.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Happy Onam

Happy Onam
is a one of the important festivals celebrated in Kerala, a southern state in India. It is being celebrated today. It is a festival in remembrance of the King Mahabali's golden ruling period. Also it normally coincides with the crop harvest time. Onam is enjoyed by people from all walks of life irrespective of religion and region. It is an kerala equivalent of Sankranti for Telugu and Tamil people.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Blowout in Andhra

Blowout @ ONGC well
On Thursday morning
at Thandavapalli village in the vicinity of Amalapuram in East Godavari district.
The flames touched 100 to 150 feet height at the time of blowout and gradually subsided by the evening.
The sounds were heard and the heat from the flames was experienced upto a radius of 1 KM.
Fortunately there were no casualities. The authorities said this mishap occured because of sudden increase in pressure when the well is being closed and gas rushed out catching the fire immeadiately in the 20 yr old well.
According to them, it is common that 1 out of 200 wells have a chance of blowout occassionally and it will be controlled by Crisis Management Team within 10 days.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

10 yr Wiz kid from Pakistan---Youngest Microsoft Certified Programmer

Arfa Karim from Pakistan has become one of the youngest Microsoft Certified Programmers in the world. She is only 10 year old. Wow take a bow beti well done.

Arfa Karim’s story is inspirational to a whole lot of people in Pakistan and around the world. Coming from a place predominatly male dominated, she is well spoken and poised beyond years.

Guess what she would like to develop as her future product ........'Doors'...:) Yeah thats what she said at a sponsored tour to Microsoft. Her explanation is "You would open one large door and inside would be a variety of rooms, which would house different applications. It would be more like a game. Kids will love it."

What I liked most from her story is that she wants to stay in her home country and control from there.

With the presence of younger generation who can think like that the future of any country is safe and would be prosperous. What would you all say. I would like to hear from you in the comments.

Kid NRI's

More and more Indians living in western countries like USA, England are worried about their children getting westernised with every passing day.

Most of them are feeling the generation gap and hence are sending their wards to India for ‘Cultured Education’.

International schools have propped up specifically with these NRI kids in mind. These five star schools have carefully designed their curriculum with a mix of extra curricular activities like Music, Crafts, and Classical Dance etc.

NRI kids coming to India for a ‘Swadesi education’ have become important clients for such international schools. Such a school at Bangalore has more than 30% of its students from foreign lands. The fee ranges from 30,000 to 2,50,000 Indian Rupees per annum.

A big negative point about such schools is, they have minimal Parent-Teacher associations, almost zero knowledge about teachers qualifications, inaccessibility of highly paid Principals.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Lurking Danger - Mesothelioma

Longterm exposure to Asbestos poisining through more than 2,000 workplace and home based products can cause a deadly disease called Mesothelioma or Asbestosis ( a type of Lung cancer).
Low income housing structures in many parts of India use Asbestos sheets as covering material. But they are carcinogenic (Cancer causing). The Asbestos industry is using media sponsored features and advertisements to twist the truth.
Alternative sources like Steel, Stone Tiles, Clay, PVC fibre and Cellulose Fibre have to be promoted to replace Asbestos.

Friday, September 02, 2005

"Well behaved Women rarely make history!"

..... This statement on Sania Mirza's T-Shirt has attracted more attention than her game at the last Wimbledon . Phew......it can be quickly proven to be wrong if she continues to play like she did yesterday @ US Open.
Wow. I am living to see a girl from India playing brillant tennis at the highest level. Sania Mirza from Hyderabad, India has stormed into 4th round of US Open Tennis tournament. She defeated Bartoli of France 7-6, 6-4 at Flushing Meadows.
Sania Mania