Monthly Archives: May 2006

GE commits $250million to India

When General Electric Company, the world’s second-biggest company by market value, received $145 million as settlement for its turbines that powered the jinxed Dabhol power project in India, the American giant decided to reinvest the money in the country.

It did not lose faith after the bad experience. Instead it topped the figure up with an additional $100 million.

But all this is spare change for the mega corp. GE’s chairman and chief executive Jeff Immelt said in Mumbai on Tuesday that he envisages an “8x8x2010� plan for GE in India. Translated, it means generating $8 billion revenues and creating $8 billion assets in India by 2010.

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Slide Show of Microsoft Word 2007

Microsoft Word 2007 beta 2
Word 2007 introduces new formatting choices and dynamic feature galleries that make it easier to integrate images and tables into text documents.

Microsoft Excel 2007 beta 2
The beta 2 preview of Microsoft Excel 2007 reveals the app’s new approach to visualizing, analyzing, and protecting your spreadsheet data.

PowerPoint 2007 beta 2
This slide show app is bringing more tools to the surface for polishing presentations with templates, information graphics, and animation.

Outlook 2007 beta 2
Microsoft Outlook 2007 beta 2 puts more e-mail and search functions at your fingertips, while integrating tasks and calendars and adding color labels

Mergers may be next trend for big Internet companies

Speculation is rife on Wall Street that a big Internet deal or alliance is in the works, with Google, Yahoo, eBay or Microsoft as possible partners — and a Yahoo-eBay partnership seen as most likely.

A partnership or merger between eBay and Yahoo! is the most strategically feasible,” a report authored by analyst Imran Khan and the JP Morgan Internet team said on Monday.

A combined company would have the leading position in auctions, communications, payments, graphical advertising, audience reach, and geographic breadth,” the report said.

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Online Mumbai Navigator

This is an experimental travel planning program for the city of Mumbai developed by IITians
Its list u all the bus routes, train routes and helps in planning ur travel in mumbai

Click Here to view Online Mumbai Navigator

Mumbai Navigator has been developed by Prof. Abhiram Ranade and his students Mayur Datar (BTech 99), Koustubh Tilak (MTech 2000) and M. Srikrishna (MTech 2002) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay.

Sponsored by Tata Infotech Limited

Gujarat cinemas not to screen Fanaa

Fanaa, the much-awaited big release of the year starring Aamir Khan and Kajol, is in trouble.

The Gujarat BJP youth wing has said that it would not allow any Aamir Khan film to be screened in the state until he apologises for supporting the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA).

The BJP had previously agitated against the actor when he expressed solidarity with Medha Patkar and the NBA.

We did not allow the screening of Rang De Basanti in Gujarat after he (Aamir Khan) visited the NBA in New Delhi. Now, we will not allow his forthcoming film Fanaa to be screened anywhere in the state,” said Shankar Chaudhary, President of the BJP youth wing.

We will request the Gujarat Multiplex Association and Cinema Association not to screen any film of Aamir Khan in their theatres,” he further added.

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Why women can’t find the man of their dreams?

Ack:~ Sachidanand Mall

1. The nice men are ugly.

2. The handsome men are not nice.

3. The handsome and nice men are gay.

4. The handsome, nice and heterosexual men are married.

5. The men who are not so handsome, but are nice men, have no money.

6. The men who are not so handsome, but are nice men with money think we are only after their money.

7. The handsome men without money are after our money.

8. The handsome men, who are not so nice and somewhat heterosexual, don’t think we are beautiful enough.

9. The men who think we are beautiful, that are heterosexual, somewhat nice and have money, are cowards.

10. The men who are somewhat handsome, somewhat nice and have some money and thank God are heterosexual, are shy and NEVER MAKE THE FIRST MOVE!!!!

11. The men who never make the first move, automatically lose interest in us when we take the initiative.

NOW, WHO THE HELL UNDERSTANDS MEN?

“Men are like a fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it’s our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you’d like to have dinner with.”

Software Engineer:May your…………..

Ack :~ Vaishali Ghongane

May your software be bug free in the coming days
May you get on-site opportunities as soon as possible
May your PL or PM stop assigning you work on Friday evenings
May your pay be the best among the industry
May you not learn many more languages in the near future
May you get flood of mails and forwards from everybody
and lastly,
May you see a world beyond coding, de-bugging and delivery

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh reviews the progress of implementation of NREGA program

Honorable Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh during his visit to Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on May 20, 2006, reviewed the progress of implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). Mr. G Ramanathan, Regional Head, TCS Hyderabad briefed the Indian Prime Minister on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution developed by TCS.

The Prime Minister showed a keen interest in understanding the finer aspects of how TCS’ solution helps in the successful implementation of NREGA. TCS shall be working with the Prime Minister’s Office to replicate the Andhra Pradesh’s success story in all other states of India.

The Prime Minister commended TCS’s contribution to the upliftment of rural India by developing software that will benefit them.

Microsoft’s FlexGo software eyes emerging markets

SEATTLE: Chip makers and PC firms aim to increase PC usage in the developing world with a new flexible payment program to lower the initial costs of buying a computer, the companies said on Sunday.

Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, said it is leading a group of technology companies in offering the first-ever “pay-as-you-go” computers in Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia and China over the next several months.

Using Microsoft’s FlexGo software technology, a customer can buy a computer loaded with the Windows operating system then purchase prepaid cards or pay a monthly subscription fee at a cost similar to using a computer at a local Internet cafe, Microsoft said.

When the usage time ticks down, a customer can go online or to a local retailer to buy more minutes.

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PM makes another appeal to medicos

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday appealed to the striking medical students to call off their strike.

I request students to call off their agitation. They should have faith in the government to protect the legitimate interests of all sections of the student community,” the prime minister said at a function to mark the second anniversary of the United Progressive Alliance coalition.

Appealing to the agitating students protesting against proposed reservation for OBCs in higher educational institutes, he said the government would work towards “a fair, just and inclusive” education system and no deserving student would be denied an opportunity.

He said the youth of the country had to build a stronger and more dynamic India.