September 2010
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In further embarrassment for organisers of the Commonwealth Games (CWG), the board of NTPC Ltd decided to sever all ties with the event. National Thermal Power Corporation, India’s largest power generation utility has also sought an audit by a government agency of the R20 crore it has already paid as sponsorship fees. Another PSU, Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL), has also decided to withhold the R10 crore sponsorship it had promised...
Amar Chitra Katha (ACK), the publisher of Tinkle Digest and illustrated mythological books, will launch a book on Mother Teresa on August 26 to celebrate her 100th birth anniversary.The book will narrate how Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, an Albanian by birth, made India her home and worked towards alleviating poverty and loneliness...
Karod kasmasate kaale kacchuve! Yes, that’s what our Tintin's short-tempered best friend Captain Archibald Haddock would say if you angered him. Surprised? Don’t be. It is only the Hindi translation of his famous abuse, 'Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles'. Translated into 50 languages across the globe, Tintin's latest stop on his world tour is the Indian shores...
World-renowned economist Amartya Sen is a recent victim of identity theft but he certainly is not the last. Billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani had a profiler using a fake Twitter handle @MukeshAmbani, which was recently suspended...

India to host global space science event

About 3000 scientists from more than 50 countries are expected to participate in the 39th Scientific Assembly of Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), a mega science event, to be hosted by Indian Space Research Organisation, in Mysore during July 14-22, 2012.The International Council for Science founded COSPAR in 1958. Establishment of COSPAR coincided with the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik-1...

Mc Donald's paints the town red with new outdoor campaign

A simple yet larger than life campaign in Mumbai and Bengaluru aims to pull in the crowds for McDonald's Happy Price Menu. If you're mighty hungry and spot a huge burger on a bright red hoarding- stay calm - you're not hallucinating!...


 ENGLAND: Former BBC Radio 1 and longtime  Classic-FM DJ Simon Bates is leaving to become  the host for Smooth Radio’s new national  morning show … DAB radio maker PURE has  launched “FlowSongs,” where listeners can  download songs they like for a fee from the  PURE radios...

 Anil Ambani's TV entry strategy

 MUMBAI: Billionaire Anil Ambani, known for his  naked aggression and love for scale, has made  a quiet entry into the television broadcasting  space. He has partnered with US media  conglomerate CBS to set up a joint venture  company, Big CBS Networks, that would initially  roll out three English entertainment channels...
Is the ease of using Twitter and Facebook giving rise to a growing breed of armchair activists? Does such activism bring about any social change at all? On Saturday, some members of the city’s Twitter community at Bandra came together at a discussion hosted by organisers of the initiative, Jaago Re — One Billion Votes...


 The first of its kind show promising upto Rs. 5  Crore Bloomberg  UTV,  India's  premiere  business  news  channel, unveiled ‘THE PITCH’ –  India’s biggest Business Reality Show, at a  mega press conference held in a city hotel  today. The first of its kind show promising upto  Rs. 5 Crore ‐ the highest amount  of  money   on  Indian  Television  was  launched  by   Ronnie  Screwvala...
 New Delhi: JAlfred Prufrock, it is said  poetically, measured out his life with coffee  spoons. Magpie Retail Ltd, almost literally,  measured out its 2009 with a far wider range  of cutlery...
New Delhi: Broadcaster Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd has bought the satellite television rights to nearly 30 new Hindi films that are lined up for theatrical release, at an estimated `250 crore, a group executive said...

Rendezvous with Personalities

Dr. M.V. Rao

By Jyothi Gosala
One of the most accomplished scientists of the country, has extensive experience in the development of wheat varieties. Notable Recipient of PADMASRI in addition to Norman Borlaug Award and several other awards. Published more than 100 papers, guided 25 M.Sc. & Ph.D. students Backgrounder: Born in a farmers family on 21st June 1928 in a Coastal village of Perupalem, was brought up in West Godavari District where his father owned 50 acres of paddy & coconut gardens...

A Peepli Live Independence Day

India's “fantastic” growth story and the concerns and struggles of the ordinary people increasingly seem like parallel tracks. Up until India's entry into the high growth era, Independence Day was a calendar event telecast faithfully by Doordarshan...

Media & Entertainment

What is Google TV : The platform ?

Based on the Android platform,Runs the Google Chrome web browser,Allows access to usual TV channels as well as a world of Internet and cloud-based information and applications, including rich Adobe Flash based content,Coupled with the Intel Atom processor CE4100 the new platform will offer home theatre quality A/V performance ...


Live concerts on the web

Now catching your favourite musical act live is as easy as switching on your computer., the Mumbai-based portal dedicated to promoting Indian musicians, will be hosting monthly web concerts by leading bands and musicians in India...

Mediated by the media

The country’s ‘mediascape’ — to use a term coined by Arjun Appadurai, an academic of Indian origin based in the US — has changed dramatically over barely a decade and a half from the early-1990s onwards. Unlike developed countries, all sections of the mass media ...


Superpower : The amazing Race between China's Hare and India's Tortoise

Is India ready for superpower status? Or are we irretrievably behind in the game of catch-up with China? In his career as a journalist and one of India’s top entrepreneurs, Raghav Bahl has often faced a barrage of questions from visiting businesspeople bewildered by India: Why are Indian regulations so weak and confusing? Why is your foreign investment policy so restrictive? How come your hotels are world-class, when the roads leading to them are so pot-holed?...
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