Jugaad is a Hindi word, which refers to a creative or innovative idea or work-around providing a quick, alternative way of solving or fixing a problem especially when there is lack of resources. It is widely used term in India. Sometimes, jugaad is also used describe an idea from which a person can control his or her budget, or from which they may acquire luxuries through illegal means, such as the theft of electricity or gas, producing fake bills in office, giving bribe to police etc. Now a days, jugaad is increasingly being accepted as a management technique and is recognized all over the world as an acceptable form of frugal engineering pioneered in India. Moreover, companies in India are adopting Jugaad as a practice to reduce research and development costs.
Left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler, Ravindra Jadeja is a popular Indian cricketer. He represents Saurashtra in first-class cricket, and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. He was part of the victorious Indian U-19 cricket team that won the World Cup in Malaysia in 2008; he also represented India in the 2009 and 2010 ICC World Twenty20 competitions. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on 8 February 2009. However, his Test debut came almost four years later, in December 2012, against England at Nagpur. He was bought for $2 million by the Chennai Super Kings at the 2012 IPL Players Auction. There is nothing special in his career and track record but, interestingly, he has been a consistent target of sarcasm and jokes by cricket fans.
Shamin Mannan is an Indian television actress who is currently playing the lead role of Bhoomi Patel in Sanskaar – Dharohar Apno Ki on Colors TV. She is basically from Assam. She was pursuing Engineering in Bangalore when she decided to leave studies to pursue a career in Television. Her parents were furious about her dropping out from the college. However she requested them to grant her six months to make an acting career, to which they agreed. Fortunately, she bagged her first role within six months.
According to Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IRIS Knowledge Foundation, in 2014 general elections, Facebook and other social sites would be a critical tool which could influence people’s voting choices in around 160 constituencies. This research is based on the assertion on the grounds of a young demographic; the upsurge of popular protests (Anna’s movement, Protests after Delhi rape case) and citizen activism in the past few years — often organized digitally on social media sites; and growing urbanization.
What is love? Is it some intense feeling of deep affection or merely sexual attachment to someone? No doubt, the definition of love is very complex. But today we will not go into the intricacies of love and its different formats. Just I am planning to share and discuss the biggest love story even telecasted on Indian Television, yes the love story of Mihir and Tulsi. Their story shows how intense can love be? Whenever one talks about the ideal pair of Television, two names almost immediately come to mind- Mihir and Tulsi. The love story of Mihir and Tulsi is a very famous one and is no less than a legend. Even today, people know them as Mihir Tulsi; the “and” in between is missing.
We are living in information age. Everyone wants to be informed and tries to be in touch of friends and relatives as far as possible. So keeping in touch should not be complicated or expensive. It should be simple, cheap or if possible, free. In last decade, the Internet and communication technologies such as mobiles, VoIP have improved international communication. But calling without paying crazy fees still usually requires a certain phone, calling plan, or credit cards. Today I will share with you the most efficient and economical way to make unlimited calls to India from United States.
Having born in the first half of eighties, I am one of the millions of Indians who grew up watching Doordarshan, reading Nagraj and Super Commando Dhurv comics, playing WWF Trump cards game, listening Philips walkman and doing many crazy stuffs which would be alien to the children of the current generation. Can you imagine, I spent my childhood without Play Stations, mp3, I-Pods, video games, 100s of Cable TV channels, DVD’s, Computers, Laptops, Internet, Mobile etc. How did I survive growing up in the 80’s and 90’s? Today, I am going to share some old memories, images and many other stuffs that will bring back to you some childhood memories. Let’s see 50 things that will take you back to your Childhood days.
A tweet can send you to jail for 3 years. Doesn’t it sound ridiculous? But it is true. 45-year-old supplier of plastic parts to telecom companies and a volunteer with India Against Corruption, Ravi Srinivasan has never thought that his one small tweet on reports of corruption, sent out to 16 followers, would put him in a big legal trouble. Young Congress leader and Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s son Karti, has filed a complaint against him under Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act, 2008. Section 66A of the IT Act is a relevant section which penalizes ‘sending false and offensive messages through communication services’.
Jawaharlal Nehru was an Indian politician and statesman, a leader in the Indian Independence Movement, and the first Prime Minister of independent India. He was one of the founders of the international Non-Aligned Movement. He is often credited for the early success of five year plans, IITs and industrialization of modern India. He was the father of Indira Gandhi and the maternal grandfather of Rajiv Gandhi, who were to later serve as the third and sixth Prime Ministers of India, respectively. In this post, I have compiled a collection of rare old photographs of Pandit Nehru. Please have a look and don’t forget to share on facebook if you like these photos.
Art Films, also known as Parallel Cinema, form an integral part of Bollywood. They are an alternative to the mainstream commercial cinema especially for the people who use their brain while watching movies. Art Films are not considered to the part of mainstream cinema due to their serious content, realism and naturalism. The culture of Art Films first started in Bengali film industry by critically acclaimed filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Ritwik Ghatak and others and then gained prominence in the other film industries of India including Hindi Film industry.
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