Sunday, December 31, 2006

Lets move on.


Life moves on the sadness passes with passing time .We all saw mixed reaction to Saddam's execution but in the light of this breaking news many big stories were sidelined,

A bus fell in river Ganga at Patna no channel reported ???

The Noida Pithari village serial killers got less flack thanks to Saddam hanging.

The Indian cricketers too got less chiding from Match ka mujrim!(I wonder about the format of this programme,So negative, ready to find faults,Comes on Star news.)

The year is in its last hours, it gave us a lot and as always took a fare share of it from all.We all are a year wiser, a year older, and a year smarter than last year.

So lets welcome the new year in our own way.

My wishes to all alike from people heading to JW Marriott,Intercontinental Grand,Leela,Hyatt,Taj ,Hilton....to near by watering holes like our friendly Anna at Udipi Restaurant cum Bars to small parties in societies and family also to Loners who will enjoy there last drink of the year in solitude.

Happy new year 2007.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

They hanged him.

So it happened finally.Saddam was hanged by the government in his own country by his own people who derive there power and resource from USA.Its a warning sign against all sovereign country and international community.Mr Bush has time it to his next year election but this step will make Iraq more volatile and dangerous place.The common Iraqi wanted a sense of peace and safety but now they face more uncertainties.
We must remember how so ever big or small the country it has its right to sovereignty. Its time USA learns this... ,

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Laloo yadav and Harvard...

All of the media guys and reporters who
are crying hoarse praising Mr yadav and
his so called managerial skills in turning around the Indian railways please answer...
1.Is it not because Laloo makes a good news item all his antics are highlighted?

2.If Laloo yadav is such a genius and brilliant manager why didn't his rule of 15 years improved Bihar??
3.Why the proponent of Charwaha Vidyalay has abandoned his pet cause after big failure?
4.Isn't the turn around in Railway attributed to some tough decisions taken by Nitish kumar the earlier railways Minister?
5.What happened to Garib raths and Tea Coffee in Kulhar concept?

If the reporters only looked into the details they will come to know what a disservice they are doing by making a Hero out of a shrewd and corrupt Politician....whos only claim to fame is his comic and rustic charm.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Bombay.


The Quest girl wrote about the apathy of Mumbaikars when it comes to a single victim as compared to a disaster.I cant help agreeing to her.Yes we in mumbai are so immune to others sufferings as if we were Robots programed not to help.Have we become Zombies????
But its you and me who can make a difference by helping each other,not playing for camera and TV crew as seen now a days,a popular phenomenon!So called social workers leave the site or accompany the camera crew for next photo op?
Last year i did make a difference to some ones life when i took a victim of road accident to Ravi hospital in Vasai.
I saw a person on bike getting run over by a truck my auto came to a stop i don't know what hit me the live accident or some heavenly command,i went near the victim who was speaking, some people were trying to call his home,i called his wife who was nearby.
she reached the spot crying with an old man.I presumed they will take charge but they were dumb struck.So i hired a ricksaw Got the victim in with some help and took him to hospital where he could get his mediclaim treatment.Meanwhile i called victims brother and informed about the accident.
Victims relatives started coming in hordes and profusely thanking me.I took there leave and reached home a contended man having done my social duty.

Next day Rathors(Victims) father came to my house, a simple old marathi speaking man with tears in his eyes, hand folded , crying with gratitude,we offered him water and asked about Rathor.
He was to be kept in hospital for multiple fractures and bleeding but was out of danger.
Me and wife consoled him.The old man kept on repeating You are my Vithal (God) as you saved my son.I was so happy for my actions.It was a selfless act of humanity and i must say it is so spiritual.Latter some of my well wishers chided me for getting in trouble as it could have been a police case and court trouble!

My answer was simple but loaded "What would you have done if you were the witness and i the victim"?
Now Rathor is OK back on job.They call us in all there festivities and give us so much respect and care that i feel embarrassed at times.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Retail boom.


The Reliance retail network has started spreading its tentacles far and wide.Those who are following it in real time are a bunch of excited marketing and sales guys to whom it means testing a new and hitherto unknown format in India.

Reliance retail has started to do the ground work in Milk procurement in remote villages of Bihar,My father was excited about the coming of Reliance guys at his doorstep and offering better rates for milk as compared to COMPFED (ie the cooperative network already working).

I recall when i was at my village the attitude of these COMPFED officers was downright patronising and autocratic with little sensitivity to farmers plight,It will be real interesting to see them compete with Reliance.

Reliance needs to carefully lay its plan by keeping the farmers interest in sight and cutting short the middleman.The farmers in my village have suffered a lot in past when it came to selling the Harvest.

I will follow it real close and report on the issue soon....

Sunday, December 24, 2006

DTH Improving...


I have been writing on DTH and its changing importance in the times to come.From 1st Jan all the Cable TV connection has to have set top box (STB)to watch tv in city limits.This is as per the Directives issued by TRAI.
Now people in Mumbai have two choices to either continue with traditional cable service with the STB coming or to switch over to DTH offered buy ZEE or Star IE Dish TV Or Tata Sky.
The rates are coming down and the big impetus will come with ADAG starting its DTH from May 07.
Those of you having Dishtv DTH service has chance to get Dish adult cine a special package in collaboration with Paypal which offers world class mature entertainment at 2475/year. one can contact the Dish dealer for details.Considering the hue and cry adult entertainment causes in this country Dish TV is taking a soft launch approach to it with word of mouth publicity and personal mailers to clients.
I see it as a victory of sorts for freedom of choice of the Indian public. Now its time for Tata sky to open up and offer mature entertainment content...

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Life what it means???

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee.

When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle,
when 24 hours in a day are not enough,
remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous "yes."
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. "Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things--your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favourite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.The sand is everything else---the small stuff. "If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand." One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

Friday, December 22, 2006

When law calls hostile witnesses.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday summoned all 32 witnesses including Karan Rajput, who died in January last year, to show cause “why action should not be not taken against them” for purgery in the Jessica Lall murder case.
Rajput had gone to the Tamarind Court to meet his nephew Jitender Raj, manager of the Bina Ramani-owned illegal bar, when Jessica was shot dead in April 1999. Rajput had claimed that he had seen the offence being committed, but he later retracted. He died due to acute liver-related problems. Since none drew the court’s attention towards this fact, a notice was also issued for him. His name would be dropped later as unlike in the civil disputes, legal heirs of a dead person can’t be substituted in criminal cases.
A Bench of Justices R S Sodhi and P K Bhasin, after sentencing the accused with “appropriate” punishment, directed Mehrauli police station-in-charge to ensure that these 32 persons, including Shyan Munshi of ‘Jhankar Beats’ fame, and Andleep Sehgal, a friend of former External Affairs Minister’s son Jagat Singh who is also named in the food-for-oil scam, are present before it on February 1.
Of the 101 witnesses examined by Chief Public Prosecutor S K Saxena, 32, including three eyewitnesses to the murder of Jessica and ballistic expert Prem Sagar Minocha, were declared hostile.


Now this is one instance when the court is trying to un do the injustice meted to Jessica by the earlier judgement.The people who don't have the guts to tell truth in the court when they witnessed a murder are as guilty as the murderer.I hope there conscience keeps haunting them for long....

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Air deccan.


Long live Captain Gopinath long live the low cost model of civil aviation.


I have been a strong supporter of this cause of economical air travel for the masses.The revolution called Air Deccan has given wings to commoner like me to fly from Mumbai to Delhi at par with Rajdhani fairs.The most popular form of travel till some time back was Rail only,which in the best train ie Rajdhani use to take 18 hr minimum now cut to 2 hr thanks to Air Deccan.

Booked return tickets for travel to Delhi in march for as less as 3600. That's as good as Rajdhani.!!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Verdicts.

Last day was a proverbial judgement day of sorts!
The Jessica lal case being the prominent where the court convicted Manu Sharma and his two friends for killing Jessica.It was a turn around of RDB proportion as public pressure made the police and government to re look into the miscarriage of Justice of Titanic proportion.
The last time same accused were let free,Now the honourable court should examine why the last trial was conducted in a shoddy manner what if the public kept quite?Who where the police men involved in the earlier trial.Has the new wave of protest affected the decision making capability of Honorable court?
As for me its a welcome decision as i was in Delhi when this gruesome killing happened.My teacher at Alps academy Naraina Delhi told what a nice person Jessica was,she was her daughter friend and how its so sad about the high headedness of political offspring's.
I think our faith in judiciary remains due to these popular judgments.
The special court of CBI investigating the misappropriation of Money against Lalu yadav And Rabri aquited them for lack of evidence.I fail to see the logic in the impartiality of a central agency working against a powerful central minister and tryingto implicate him.
Why on earth will the astute politician Lalu let it happen.Remember the court will decide only on the basis of evidences submitted by the investigating agency???? So in all a mixed day for the Indian judiciary.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Hutch and Reliance.

Think what a behemoth it will be,think of the revenues ,think of the client base and ARPU.Its so vital for the growth of ADAG that Anil ambani flew down to Tirupati to take Balajis blessings.
yes i am talking about the probable takeover of Hutchinson Essar stake by Reliance ADAG.Its the buzz in the market and it will create a company with great value and strength.Lets keep our fingers crossed...
For my company which moved our corporate account from Reliance CDMa to Hutch last month it will be coming back home ....

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Air lines.

A Morgan stanely report on Aviation in India predicts a different picture as from now.The number of Aircraft's is going to grow from 282 to a staggering 682.
The current market leader is Air India followed by JET,Indian,Deccan.Sahara Kingfisher Spicejet Go.
After few years Morgan study predicts Air India to continue as Market leader but with lower percentage followed by Indigo,Kingfisher,Jet,Deccan, Spicejet, Go.
Now this study is on the number of Aircraft's ordered by Airlines and to be delivered by 2008.
Recently Tatas bought some minority stake in Spicejet if there interest increases in it the Market dynamics will change dramatically...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Retail boom.

The retail sector is an area full of excitement heavy investment and lots of opp to generate employment.It do gives us a chance to upgrade to our shop next door to big hyper markets.So its exciting non the less.Metro ag has taken note of wall mart as well as Reliance retail and has appointed ICICI as advisers for acquiring real state for its stores.Reliance is gunge ho about starting its second Ranger farm in jaipur.Very soon Reliance fresh stores will be in a locality as strong as 2000 families...
with all this development one thing is sure the customer is going to be King...

Buzz It!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Pawar power

Last few days Mumbai celebrated the B day of Mr Sharad Pawar.Its first time that i feel like writing something for a contemporary leader.He impresses you as a leader with current ideas and attachment to the grass roots.

Anyone who has been to his Home town Baramati will vouch for his hard work foresight and zeal for development.Baramati is a wi fi area thanks to sprawling technical campuses and industries.
Nashik valley and farmers owes there success to Mr pawar.Today Nashik valley has wineries orchards and food processing industries.we need some similar leaders back home in Bihar.....

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Can u read this...

Incredible mind..

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer bein the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it.



Monday, December 11, 2006

Getjar.

If you have GPRS activated on your Cell and its a java based phone with symbian software then go to your web browser and type wap.getjar.com and you will be taken to a site which lists soft wares for all phones that to free. Its reliable and safe as i have been using it for more than a year. you can also visit www.getjar.com. over comp check it out...

panic..

Last Thursday night while returning from Church gate i was in a 9.45 pm Virar fast to Vasai.
When the train stopped at Bandra there was an usual push and shove for getting in as well as getting out.Suddenly there was a commotion, i looked out of the window and saw few man running wildly,then was a noise" Bomb hai."What followed was a spine chilling sensation, panicked commuters leaving train to save life.I too ran out catching my bag, cell and paper. Once on platform it was a chagrin with all passengers deserting the train, in next few milliseconds some one said "no bomb "and again a mad rush to enter and grab seat.I too entered without giving it a second thought, but my seat was taken by some one else. we tried to laugh off the matter but the calm was surreal as each of us offerd our silent prayers and continued with journey.
Thoughts came and went about life family friends and world what if there was a real bomb and an explosion.It was my closest brush with panic...

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Thanks my regular readers.

Big thanks to Alpa,Madhup,parimal,Pushkar,Salman,Sumati,Mukesh,Amit Tyagi,Rajendra,Prakash bhai,Kislay, and unknown readers from USA, UK, Macao,Spain..... you are the ones who make me write .......keep reading..and thanks to all who read but there name doesn't feature here...

Monday, December 04, 2006

Spar.

Spar the Dutch retail joint is operational in Mumbai with two stores in Juhu and Thane.One regular to its store in Juhu is one Mr.Bachchan also known as Big B.Now why am i talking about it is that Spar had a joint venture with Ramkrishna foods since few years.
Now Ramkrishna has decided to go solo and has distanced it from spar by launching Fresh land stores,so now Spar is looking for New partners in India which means another joint venture in Retail sector...Interesting times isn't it.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Big bazaar on sunday.

At the end of a day to Big Bazaar only feeling left is tiring.Contrary to my practice of not going to public places and specially malls on Sunday i had to go cause home minister said so.
Huh its wild frantic and disorganised to say the least,i was missing my mini super market near home where i can pick things with my eyes closed and they too offer discounts on MRP..
The whole experience leaves u unsatisfied and u overspend cause greed takes over, u go for bargains and freebies.It needs a strong control over Ur mind not to go for things u really don't need.
Another thing which i have noticed is the Inflation of the mind that is if you see stuff worth 1500 and like continuously then a 57 bucks thing appears damn cheap,U tend to buy it out of the impulse....

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Dalits on Road.

Was busy in closing sales and was disturbed by the Bundh called by so called torch bearers of dalit Politics.
Some one broke a statue of Ambedkar at Kanpur few days back the dalits decided to protest after two days came down on streets broke 100 buses burnt two trains and damaged property Worth Crores.But no politician or the community leader has the balls to condemn the violence.

I am sure ambedkar will not have approved of this insane act.BTW how many dalits know who he was and what he stood for unless its 6Th December when they hijack the city of Mumbai and come in big numbers to commemorate his Death...

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

GPRS.

Hi in my post today will try to dispel some myths about GPRS.General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) is a mobile data service available to users of GSM.

GPRS data transfer is typically charged per megabyte of transferred data, while data communication via traditional circuit switching is billed per minute of connection time, independently of if the user actually has transferred data or been in an idle state. GPRS can be utilized for services such as WAP access, SMS and MMS, but also for Internet communication services such as email and web access.
Here in India we have the most economical GPRS available on Airtel prepaid with a daily fixed charge of Inr 7,it gives you unlimited download and uploading facility.With this one can be on net 24*7 by using a Nokia series 60 phone and using opera mini free browser from Getjar.com.
More in next post.....

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Retail sector.

I had posted earlier about a probable alliance between Walmart and Airtel for getting in retail in India.Its a confirmed news now.last night Mr Sunil mittal announced his agreement with Walmart of USA for starting a pan India Retail venture encompassing all sizes Mega Big small.....With an estimated investment of 600 crores.

But it pales in significance when compared to 25000Crores of Reliance Retail.Mr Biyani of Future group showed a brave face by saying that the entry of other player dosnt hamper there plan.

Moreover the first to start RPG are not a big player any more.Its going to be exciting times for consumers as the first walmart store is scheduled to roll out by 15Aug 2007.Amen.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Bombay changing.

Yes that's true Bombay is changing with each passing day,you have new swanky malls, flyovers and multiplexes.The good old single screen theaters are getting changed to four or five screen ones.The latest to change was old world charm Metro,which is now METRO ADLABS owned by the Sheetys of Adlabs and Anil Ambani.The PVR of Delhi are here so are Hiranandanis into multiplexes and malls.
The most splendid and upmarket is the ATRIA at worli which houses nothing less than Rolls Royce.The Bombay janta can expect more with Reliance retail headed by Mr Mukesh Ambani going to open a mega store. Coming shortly Wall mart in association with Mr Sunil Bharti Mittals Airtel.Local players are also trying there best recent example being the Orchid mall at Nagpada in Mumbai Central.Its wonderful to see people changing according to the changing times.A sunday in a mall is so crowded that we have stopped to travel and roam on Sundays.
Keep reading about more changes in Bombay

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Agriculture.

Its been asked to me many a times that being a farmers son why am i not in to farming.the area i belong to is a very fertile one with good infrastructure.I asked my father the question he gave a very thought provoking answer or rather counter question.ie The farmer s f Maharashtra and Andhra are considered very advanced and rich they are in to cash crops and edibles they are the role models then why are they committing suicide daily???? He raised this question in a meeting of Rajendar agri uni meeting and the specialist advising to ape Andhara and Maharashtra model were left speechless.Period.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Go Air offer.

Go air is a Bombay dying group company which started operations last year around same time.It has carved its niche as a no frill airlines with attitude as it is not as cheap as Deccan or spice but in the mid level as compared to legacy players like Jet air and Indian.
They have a good on time performance and the cabin crew is a vibrant lot,today go has offered some limited seats on select sectors for free for travel in march2007. So take this opportunity with both hands and log in to Go air.Happy travelling.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Wikimapia.

Hi.
Sorry for not posting for some time.Promise to be regular again.Want you guys to use a new service called wikimapia its a combination of Wikipedia and Google Earth.One can find where one lives and the surroundings using satellite imaging provided by google,like wikipedia one can edit the site by updating local facts.Do check out.Guys and Galls in cities like Mumbai and Delhi have advantage as these places are well detailed.So check out and Enjoy.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Big Boss.

Hi.
Those of you who have seen this show will immediately recall whats its name.
For the UN initiated its a TV show on SET that is(Sony entertainment television).
Endemol is the programming company and the Host is Arshad warsi(Circuit).The show is a live in one with 13 famous bollywood persona locked in a big house under the eye of television camera.
They have access to no music no tv no reading and any outside activities.Every week one of the contestant is to be voted out of the house by peoples vote.One who remains till end wins a huge amount of money.
Now here it gets nasty as the sincere and decent people change in to conniving and bitching manipulators,camps and politics.
I have been following it closely its a good example of social behavior in a stressed environment.....




Thursday, November 16, 2006

Indian Telecom.

It was in the year 1999 when i first came to Mumbai.I was fascinated by a small gizmo called cellular phone.I came from a village where my family was the first to get a BSNL land line in 1990.It was not UN common to have phone lines disturbed due to one reason or other.We use to ask the operator to connect us for trunk call,and wait till the phone rang!!!
Now here i was in Mumbai so i had to be a step ahead so i invested in something called a Pager in 2000.The service was provided by Mobilink,those who wanted to give me a message use to call a phone number and say the message to the operator who in turn will type it and it will get relayed by radio waves.It worked fine and i was in touch with those who wanted to be in touch.
In 2001 Manoj Uncle went to USA and left behind a MOTOROLA big phone as big as old Cordless ones.So i got a BPL MOBILE connection and was connected.Incoming or outgoing all calls were charged Rs 4 a minute.So it was a miss call game,people will give miss call and i ll call from a PCO.
Compare that with the HUTCH corporate Sim i got today,incoming free in a State,350 national SMS free,All calls made to my company in my state free,all calls to local HUTCH no 15 paise/min.
And many more perks will be rolled out soon.
Now this is called a sea change in sector which is showing the highest growth in world and bringing in global companies like VODAFONE,NOKIA,ERICKSON and MOTOROLA.Amen....

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Jehangir art gallary.

There is a place in Mumbai called Kala Ghoda(Black horse).Its called the Art district as its home to Jehangir art gallery,NCGM,Museum,Prince of Wales museum,etc.
Its my favorite hang out in noon when i am free for two hours after Dr calls.I visit these galleries and see contemporary as well as traditional art.Its such wonderful break from rush hour traffic outside.I suggest you to visit a gallery a month and find the inner voice of you soul.

Low cost airlines.

Hi.
How many of you were used to be essentially train travellers before the arrival of Air Deccan,Spice jet,Go air,Indigo.
Chances are 95% of us .Take this scenario in consideration now we plan our holidays and trips in advance and can fly from Mumbai to Delhi for as less as Rs 1000.00. I use to travel to Delhi to meet my sister by Rajdhani exp which in third ac use to cost 1500.00,Time taken in journey 16-17 hrs.A flight takes 1hr 55min Take half an hour more.See from my angle i save 14-15 hr and 500 bucks to.So there is no question what will i prefer.
Some guys ridicule the low cost model for not serving Hot meal and Drinks , my advice to them is to fly Kingfisher,Jet Sahara and company,For person like me Air Deccan and Spice jet will always be cool.....

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

MInd boggling.

Hi
Earlier in the day posted about Diabetes.In course of my daily work meet many big Dr's and its a scary scenario.Friends take time out and exercise eat healthy and reduce stress.Lets strive to lead a healthy life.

World Diabetes Day.

Hi
Today is WDD(World diabetes day).Whats the need for it to be celebrated or talked about.For me it was a disease which was associated with Filthy rich families and not meant for average middle class people like us.But that has changed in the last year
1.My sister who has a terrible miscarriage in the last week of pregnancy(May 2005) was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes in June this year
2.Her husband was also found to be having very high sugar level in a random checkup.Now he is on strict diet
3.My mother in law who has survived Breast cancer and is now off medicine under the TATA memorial Hospital Mumbai,has been found to have 256 fasting and 426 after food
The normal limit is ,120.Sugar level above this is dangerous.The sedentary lifestyle and excessive sugar intake is the prime reason.So check your sugar uptake put on your jogging shoe and start running.Diabetes not only makes you weak and exhausted it also damages your Eyes,kidney,Nerves, Heart and may lead to amputation!!!/
The International Diabetes Federation estimates that more than 230 million people around the world have diabetes. This total is expected to rise to 350 million by 2025. Each year a further 7 million people develop diabetes

Prevention

Public and professional awareness of the risk factors for and the symptoms of diabetes are an important step towards its control and prevention.
Diabetes prevention can be categorized into two groups

Primary prevention

Secondary prevention

Primary prevention identifies and protects individuals at risk from developing diabetes. It therefore has an impact by reducing both the need for diabetes care and the need to treat diabetes-related complications.
While there is yet no conclusive evidence to suggest that type 1 diabetes can be prevented, primary prevention of type 2 diabetes is potentially possible.
Lifestyle changes aimed at weight control and increased physical activity are important objectives in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. The benefits of reducing body weight and increasing physical activity are not confined to type 2 diabetes; they also play a role in reducing heart disease, high blood pressure, etc.
Secondary prevention involves the early detection and prevention of complications, therefore reducing the need for treatment.
Action taken early in the course of diabetes is more beneficial in terms of quality of life and is more cost-effective, especially if this action can prevent hospitalization.
There is now conclusive evidence that good control of blood glucose levels can substantially reduce the risk of developing complications and slow their progression in all types of diabetes. The management of high blood pressure and raised blood lipids (fats) is equally important
So spread word about Diabetes and chose a healthy life style....

Monday, November 13, 2006

New blog.

Hi
For my Discerning thinking friends and audience i have started a new blog today which is a bit complex as it tries to decipher the Indian thought process,ie why we think the way we we think?
Is it our ethos our surroundings our upbringing or a factor of all these.It will be engrossing challenging and insightful.so welcome and participate.
indianthinking.blogspot.com
Amit shekhar.


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Air deccan.

Hi
On Sunday the 12Th Deccan opened bookg for the month of Apr May June 2007.This means that if you plan now your Summers vacation you can get an air ticket for as less as RS 1050.00 inclusive of all taxes.So Go ahead an plan now.I have my self availed of these low fare on number of times .And those of you who criticise the low cost model in Air travel can continue to fly to Delhi on Kingfisher by paying 18000.00.God bless.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Bombay hospital.

About the another conference at Bombay hospital will update tomorrow as i have to rush for a birthday party.See you all.Keep reading and keep me posted too....
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Grand Hyatt.

Hi
Sorry couldn't post yesterday as returned quite late in night.Attended the gastro conference at Hotel Grand Hyatt.It was my Sixth Conference there and i come impressed every time.Its a mind boggling three thousand delegates all breaking for Lunch, tea,and breakfast at the same time.But the show goes on without a hitch as everything is taken care of.Some times you end up with shortage of hot rotis but that's for few minutes only.I must confess there breakfast spread in morning is the best with high calorie pretzels,doughnuts, fruit curd, juice ,Fresh bread and Exotic fruits.
I wonder how many of the Dr's remain alert while talks after such soul foods.But being a foodie i enjoy these once in a while outings when i am supposed to be maintaining a stall with help of wannabe model ,whom we call Promo girls.Dr's come to stalls to know about products but end up staring at curvaceous models.But that's what we want,we want them to stay at our stall for long so they see my products and rush to hall for another scientific session.But the smarter Dr's give time to all good companies stalls as they to devise some plan to catch there attention.One company was distributing big packs of Lays with tea......

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Google search added.

Hi all.
I have added google search to my site to facilitate your search need.Now you can directly search from my site using google.Tomorrow i am going to attend two conferences one at Hotel Grand Hyatt and other at Bombay Hospital.One at Grand Hyatt is for Gastroenterologist and the other at Bombay Hosp is of Anaesthesiologist or the Pain Management guys,So wait for the post about these two activities .......

Feed back.

Hi was talking to one of my friends and asked him has he seen my blog and he said he checks it twice daily to see what i have posted.That's so sweet and encouraging.My request please do post your comments positive or negative.Eagerly waiting for your responses More soon......

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Which phone to buy.

As posted earlier my company has decided to change our CDMA phones from Reliance to a GSM based player.Earlier we had all been using a LG RD 3020 so no personalities no choices and no quirky ness.Now as the company has asked all to buy there own handsets a quest has began to find the best phone available.
Now the office is ranting with all the techno gyan people are passing to each other.
Big boys talking over a small gadgets.Nice for a techno lover....

Testosterone and Technology.

Is there any co- relation in these two words?
Yes according to me there is.
Why we men are obsessed with our tiny or often big gizmo's.And let our wives or girl friends burn in anger or jealousy over the kind of attention we give to our Compaq laptop,Nokia cell phone.Apple I pod,Sony Cybershot or for that matter our Car or Bajaj Pulsar.
The new gadgets keep on coming and the possessiveness keeps increasing.What makes us drool on these shiny devils which make a bigger hole in our pockets than the costliest gift to our gal ever, but we part with our money any way.The list keeps growing as i said so is the drooling....
Any one with any idea on this worldwide phenomenon please enlighten....

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Sweet sunday.

It was a rather lazy sunday when i got up at 9am with my kid got freshen up and we both were out in open playing cricket,till we were exausted and wanted some water.
Gave bath to my daughter,This is an act which has been my responsibilty since she was born.And i say that the time we spend with each other is quality and it has gone a long way in making our bond strong.The way children play with water soap and shampoo gives me the hint that its we who make our lives complicated, look at the child and unlearn.
Adi is growing to be a independent and adorable child(we are not allowed to hold her hand out in public as she prefers to walk alone).We take utmost care as parents to her wellbeing from giving all Johnson and johnson products to Cerelac to Juniour horlics.(Writing brand names to help those of you who are wannabe parents).I do not drink Real juice out of the inhibition that its costly but i ensure she gets either REal,Tropicana or Appy. Thats the joy of parenthood i wear a 600-800 bucks Peter England shirt but i happily buy a Jini and jonny for her.
And trust me i have become big fan of POGO.From Noddy to Oswald to Mr Bean To Takeshis castel... Being with a child aged 2yr8 month is learnig and exploring the world with a new angle and its wonderfull. Bliss.

Friday, November 03, 2006

vc

Hi was invited to an interview for An openiung in the API Division for international marketing.had a one to one for 15 min.Was wondering that need not travel to see and talk to a person and work is done.The infrastrucure was provided by Reliance.Good one but they have not been agressive in Marketing it.As for my interview it went well and usual it was nice talking will let you know.Lets see...

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Mumbai to Shanghai.

Hi
with a friend visited some bussiness area of Masjid the frnd was looking for a office space for his distribution company.It was so surprising to see filthy roads and dirty corridors but clean offices.it seemed people have become so much complacent that they no more worry about the place and Hygine.
How can we make a shanghai out of Mumbai with this attitude.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Tata sky.

Hi
Tried to blog from my nokia phone using opera web browser seems it didn't worked.Guys i got tata sky installed on 20/10/2006 and yes its better than the old cable service.
I am getting all the good channels From Star, Sony and ZEE.There music oriented channels are yet to start.For Now i am happy that i dont have to rue over poor audio and video quality.Highly recommended.Cost Rs 4550.Go for it.
Happy to see my first post on web its a sense of empowerment.Its a sunny hot humid and sticky day in Mumbai.Its also a day when North indians from UP and Bihar celebrate 'Chatth' the worshipping of the All powerfull SUN.The faithfull will bow to sun god when it goes down in sea and tmrw they will be there at the beach to welcome it when its morning.Hope to catch that wonderful moment.
Hi was reading an interview in DNA with the lady who has stormed the world of blogging and made it cool and bold yes "the girl with one track mind".A thought came me too can have something to share to the world for like minded people and here i am blogging my first page.