Mumbai

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Angriya

First Voyage of Mumbai-Goa Luxury Cruise from Oct 12

On Oct 12, a Japanese made seven-storied cruise ship will sail out of Mumbai Port trust dock to Goa.  It is called Angriya. Mumbai is working to become a regular cruise terminal with regular cruise liners from Royal Caribbean and Costa Cruises also planning to use it. Source: LiveMint [https:

07 Oct 18 1 min read
Society

Autorickshaws: Amazing Rides and Engaging Drivers

Auto-rickshaws are a common sight in many many developing countries.  For those who are from India, they know that a “rick” is a life-saver.  There are many names for a rickshaw – three-wheeler, samosa, tempo, tuk-tuk, trishaw, autorick, or even bajaj (after the company which makes the most popular version in

25 Oct 15 5 min read
Education

IIT-B students find their Professors are incompetent and boring!

Students at IIT-B (Bombay), Mumbai are saying that [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/88-of-IIT-B-students-say-professors-inept/articleshow/19435098.cms] the professors at the Institute are not serious or worse incompetent! > Around 88% Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) students claim that they do not study as their professors do not manage

08 Apr 13 2 min read
Humour

10 Excellent Lifehacks for India from Reddit users

Here are some excellent “Life hacks” for India from Reddit. #1 (Link [http://www.reddit.com/r/india/comments/14npdb/what_are_the_lifehacks_in_india/c7ew6a0] ) * Pretend to talk on your phone when taking an auto/cab late night and casually mention that you are travelling in a cab

13 Dec 12 5 min read
India

Narendra Modi gives it back to Sonia Gandhi!

Gujarat [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=23.2167,72.6833&spn=1.0,1.0&q=23.2167,72.6833 (Gujarat)&t=h] election campaign is bringing in sharp repartee from both the sides and Narendra Modi [http://www.narendramodi.in/] has probably decided to not take it lying

07 Dec 12 3 min read
India

For Kasabs to go, the cost of even Oblique interest in Jihad by ordinary Muslims has to be made exorbitant!

Kasab: Brainwashed Pawn or Young Sadistic Jihadi?Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab is suffering from fever – possibly dengue – and undergoing treatment [http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/Kasab-down-with-dengue-being-treated-in-prison/Article1-954751.aspx] in the high security Arthur Road jail in Mumbai.  He currently lives in a bomb proof, egg-shaped cell in that jail.

04 Nov 12 2 min read
India

8 Interesting Facts related to India from Twitter

> India has more citizens with IQ’s over 120 than the total population of the U.S. — Funny Facts (@FunnyFacts) October 28, 2012 [https://twitter.com/FunnyFacts/status/262690345274466304] Mumbai Smog and pollution> Breathing the air in Mumbai, India for just ONE DAY, is equivalent to smoking 2.5 packs

29 Oct 12 1 min read
News

India’s $45 tablet – Aakash – succeeds commercially

The low cost tablet from the Indian Government seems to have been a rather unusual success.  In just two weeks of the launch, the sales topped 1.4 million units [http://www.zdnet.com/news/indias-47-aakash-tablet-tops-14-million-sales-in-two-weeks/6335693?tag=search-results-rivers;item0] ! Now, the tablet is being used by Universities for their

31 Jan 12 1 min read
News

Ex-IITian donates $5 mn to IIT-B for Cancer Research Center

The successful IITians are coming back in investing in fundamental research in India.  Such Centers of Excellence (CoEs) for various areas will go a long way to promote scientific research back home. > Living up to his promise made nearly four years ago, a US-based Indian and IT entrepreneur came to

30 Jan 12 1 min read
Corruption

Quantum of Corruption Money Earned by Public Officials

In a new book called “Corruption in India: The DNA and RNA”, authors Bibek Debroy and Laveesh Bhandari have estimated that India’s public servants loot Rs.92,122 crore ($18.42 billion), or 1.26% of the GDP due to corruption.  They have used data from Central Statistical Organisation

09 Dec 11 2 min read

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