Wednesday, December 23, 2009

School Admission in India: Nursery Vs IIT

Getting into nursery costlier than IIT:

Parents successfully clearing the rigorous nursery school admission process of their wards in Delhi find themselves staring at one last but big hurdle - fees that even top the annual Rs 50,000 charged for admission by IITs.

With thousands of parents fighting over a few hundred seats in a limited number of good schools, the private institutions call the shots during the admission season.

The current fee structure in the IITs is around Rs 50,000 per annum. Besides, students pay about Rs 20,000 annually for other purposes like accommodation, alumni and admission fees.

But when it comes to reputed nursery schools in Delhi and NCR, the figure increases significantly and quotes anywhere around or above Rs 75,000 a year, which parents have to shell out even after undergoing a rigorous interview and evaluation process.


Source: NDTV

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

GMail: One button to merge all duplicate contacts

One button to merge all duplicate contacts

Managing a big address book can be a challenge, so it's no surprise that the top request for Google contacts is a fast, easy way to merge duplicate contacts. You've been able to merge contacts one-by-one for a while, but now we've added a single button that merges all your duplicate contacts at once. To clean up your contact list in one fell swoop, just click the "Find duplicates" button in the contact manager, review the merge suggestions (and uncheck any suggestions you don't want merged), and hit the "Merge" button.

If you've been considering getting all your contacts into Gmail or syncing your Gmail contacts to your phone, now's the time to do it. As we've written about previously, you can sync your contacts to a wide variety of devices (including Android, iPhone, Blackberry, SyncML, etc). So if you were dreading spending hours getting your contacts in order, now you can do it with a couple clicks.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

SMS: Easy navigation of routes/destinations within Bangalore

Very helpful!!!

This number really works (Tested and passed!). Please add the number to your contact list for easy navigation of routes/destinations within Bangalore.

This is a useful information for people who travel by Auto and we will be able to know the rate, route and the distance too...

is an SMS-based location search and direction finding service that provides directions to people with or without Smart phones to any location in Bangalore.
The SMS service is available free of charge and all you pay is the standard SMS rate according to your plan. It needs no subscription.
The service is reliable and involves very little waiting time.
The reply back time varies from 3 seconds to 1 minute depending on the mobile operator’s message traffic congestion and availability of signals.

Only you need to do is SMS to 9008890088.
The example usages are:
Example 1: FROM Mekri circle TO ESI Hospital
Example 2: INOX
Example 3: SBI atm NEAR M G Road

You will get a reply SMS with the exact location and shortest directions to reach place from a prominent landmark.
And also with total distance in Kilometers and approximate Auto fare.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

About Pranav Mistry:

Pranav Mistry is a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT's Media Lab. Before his studies at MIT, he worked with Microsoft as a UX researcher; he's a graduate of IIT. Mistry is passionate about integrating the digital informational experience with our real-world interactions.

Some previous projects from Mistry's work at MIT includes intelligent sticky notes, Quickies, that can be searched and can send reminders; a pen that draws in 3D; and TaPuMa, a tangible public map that can act as Google of physical world. His research interests also include Gestural and Tangible Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, AI, Machine Vision, Collective Intelligence and Robotics.


Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

Friday, December 11, 2009

Shashi Tharoor: Why nations should pursue 'Soft' power

India is fast becoming a superpower, says Shashi Tharoor -- and not just through trade and politics, but through "soft power," its ability to share its culture with the world through food, music, technology, Bollywood. As he says, "In today's world, it's not the size of the army that wins. It's the country that tells a better story."

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2009

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, 2009

Following from the grand success of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2008, Procam brings the ‘magic’ back to the Capital with the events 2nd edition. The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, 2009" will be held on Sunday 1st of November 2009.

Calling in all Corporates/NGOs/Entities to spread the word to all your associates and channels in Delhi to register for the event before running places are taken.

The registration for the "Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, 2009" has begun on 27th August 2009 and ends on 4th October 2009 or as soon as the running places are taken, whichever is earlier. The following are the entry details of the event:

Race Category


Min. Age Eligibility (As on 31.10.2009)

Half Marathon (21.097 km)

Born on or before 31.10.1991 (18 yrs)

Great Delhi Run (7 km)

Born on or before 31.10.1997 (12 yrs)

Sr. Citizens’ Run (4.3 km)

Born on or before 31.10.1949 (60 yrs)

Wheelchair Event (3.5 km)

Born on or before 31.10.1997 (12 yrs)

Entry Fees

Race Category

Indian Applicant

# Overseas Applicant

Entry Fee

*Chip Timing Fee

Total Entry fee Payable

**Amount payable with a charity raising kit

Entry Fee

*Chip Timing Fee

Total Entry fee Payable

** Amount payable with a charity raising kit

Half Marathon

Rs. 300

Rs. 200

Rs. 500

Rs. 600

USD 30


USD 35

USD 38

Great Delhi Run

Rs. 300


Rs. 300

Rs. 400

USD 20


USD 20

USD 23

Sr. Citizens’ Run

Rs. 200


Rs. 200

Rs. 300

USD 10


USD 10

USD 13

Wheelchair Event

Rs. 200


Rs. 200

Rs. 300

USD 10


USD 10

USD 13

*Half Marathon is a mandatorily timed race category for the ADHM 2009 edition

#Overseas Applicant = applicants residing outside India

Note: Overseas applicants are required to apply only online through the event website, only.

** The amount includes Rs. 100 (or USD 3) as ‘Charity Raising Kit’. This fee is not a charity contribution. This fee is to avail of a Charity Raising Kit, which in turn will help an individual to raise pledges for a cause.

For further information related with registration and event rules & guidelines,

Kindly log on to or

You may call Event Helpline number: +91 96500 33333 (chargeable as per call rates). (Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm)

You may also sms: "ADHM" to +91 96500 33333 (chargeable as per sms rates).

You may also send us an email:


Monday, September 14, 2009

Manali Leh Ladakh Srinagar Trip Pictures

Manali Leh Ladakh Srinagar Trip Pictures
Himalayas Welcomes you

Sangam (River Indus(Sind) & Zhanskar), Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India

Manali - Fog

Yalk - Bull

Sarchu Camp:


Kids water drinking


Old Woman





Rotate this while prayer


Nubra Valley - Camels


Stok Palace

Leh Palace

LASOL, Cultural Programme @ Leh Palace, Leh, Ladakh

Son Marg, Srinagar (80kms from Srinagar towards Drass/Kargil)

White Mosque, Srinagar, J&K, India

Food @Srinagar

Vande Mataram

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Internet Cafe / Public computer - Beware




New storing device fits at the end of the keyboard cable connecting to the PC specialized to save all typed keys in it?
Mostly could be used in net cafes, exhibitions, hotels and airports therefore be careful especially the people who use the internet in these places to enter their bank accounts online or any other important sites.
After you enter the bank account and leave the PC it will be easy to open your account again as all what you have typed has been saved in the Black device.

Therefore, you should check the PC for any suspicious piece behind it before using the net in public places for important sites.

Please send it to all who you know to educate them against this fraud.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Idea Chennai International Half Marathon

Idea Chennai International Half Marathon

In aid of :

September 27, Sunday 6 AM
Event information Desk:
Phone: (91-44) 24980201, 24994344

Idea Chennai International Half Marathon

Organized by

Chennai our beloved, modest and mystical! On September 27 we come to run for you. To thank you for giving us a place and life here. To make a pledge and commitment that we care for your less fortunate underprivileged children. To resolve that we will find and nurture athletes who in future will bring glory and honor to the nation. Runners will come from all over Tamil Nadu and India to make the day a truly historic occasion.

Idea Chennai International Half Marathon, the run itself will be a message. A message reflecting true essence of human spirit and existence : Freedom, grit, compassion, reason and being a beautiful community – ideals which remained the raisandetre for human kind to claim pre-eminence in this planet. So friends come on, join the run and sing gently - WE ARE THE HUMAN RACE!

Click here to GiveLife Chennai Marathon 2008 Moments

Half Marathon (21.09 km) registration fee is Rs 100/-

Great Chennai Run (7 km) registration fee is Rs 30/-

Wheel Chair Run registration free
Participants can also donate to GiveLife if they wish.

Rs.200/- additional to run with computer chip (optional)

Idea Chennai Half

Run for a Cause



How to Register

Contact Us


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