10 Things I must do before I die

This post is a part of Indispire

  1. I want to ensure that my daughter and husband can live the life confidently and independently in my absence
  2. I have to contribute to the society at large, so much that I would feel my life was worth living
  3. Have to take my daughter to Switzerland on a trip
  4. Should see my daughter do ice skating
  5. Create awareness among people to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle
  6. should attend a family get together where almost all my relatives will be present.
  7. Would like to meet all the people who showed me love and affection at some point or the other in my life and thank them.
  8. Want to see the India map as I wrote it in my geography notes in 1985
  9. Want to see all the episodes of Oshin with English subtitles or I want to learn Japanese and watch that serial full.
  10. Last but not the least, I should have a feeling that everybody around me loves me…

IIT Global Conference 2014 – Program Schedule

Welcome to all IIT alumni and students for IIT Global conference 2014 to be held in Hyderabad. Please register asap at http://www.iitglobal.org
Day 1, Friday
December 19, 2014
START END SESSION TYPE THEME
9:30 AM 11:00 AM Inauguration and Plenary  
9:30 AM 9:40 AM Invocation  
9:40 AM 9:50 AM Welcome Address  
9:50 AM 9:55 AM About PAN IIT  
9:55 AM 10:25 AM Inaugural Address Nation’s expectations
from IITians
10:25 AM 10:55 AM Keynote Address Manifesting Education and
Entrepreneurship through Technology
10:55 AM 11:00 AM Vote of Thanks  
11:15 AM 12:45 PM Parallel Sessions Role of Technology in
Nation Building
12:45 AM 1:45 PM Lunch  
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Entertainment  
2:30 PM 4:30 PM Plenary Entrepreneurship and
Wealth Distribution
3:45 PM 5:15 PM Parallel Sessions India and the World
5:45 PM 7:15 PM Informal Session Alumni and IITs
7:00 PM Onwards   Entertainment, Cocktails
and Dinner
Day 2, Saturday
December 20, 2014
START END SESSION TYPE THEME
8:00 AM 10:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM 11:00 AM Special Plenary
9:30 AM 9:40 AM Introduction to the Theme
9:40 AM 10:15 AM Keynote Address India by 2030
10:15 AM 10:45 AM Special Address IITians for India
10:45 AM 11:15 AM Q&A
11:15 AM 12:45 PM Parallel Sessions Demographic Dividend
12:45 PM 1:45 PM Lunch
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Entertainment
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Plenary Educating India
3:00 PM 3:45 PM Panel Discussion My Indian Dream
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Parallel Sessions Life and Work for IITians
5:45 PM 7:15 PM Informal Session Alumni Breakouts
7:45 PM 8:45 PM Sit-in-Dinner
8:45 PM 9:30 PM Post Dinner Plenary IIT Directors Night
Day 3, Sunday
December 21, 2014.
START END SESSION TYPE THEME
9:30 AM 10:00 AM Plenary IITians as Entertainers
10:00 AM 10:45 AM Plenary – Panel Discussion and Q&A What’s so great about IIT? – A Debate
10:45 AM 11:15 AM   Q&A
11:15 AM 12:45 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A Three big Ideas that can change India
12:45 PM 1:30 PM Plenary Closing Ceremony  
12:45 PM 12:50 PM Welcome Address
12:50 PM 1:20 PM Closing Address
1:20 PM 1:30 PM Awards Presentation to Sponsors
1:30 PM 1:40 PM Awards Presentation to Volunteers
1:40 PM 1:55 PM Feedback
1:55 PM 2:00 PM Vote of Thanks

Inspirati presents- Invisible Hands…!!

 

Read Episode-4 here

Episode – 5

Life has become totally blank for Tara and Shekar. Both of them are praying for only one thing, ..safe return of their darling Roohi. Tara is feeling guilty, dejected, depressed and has realized that the one and the only thing she needs in life is the happiness of her daughter. She doesn’t want anything more but her daughter. The maid came and finished her work. She asked if there was any news of Roohi, and the only reply she could get from Tara was tears.

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It hurt Shekar to see her wife in so much pain and helpless condition. Tara who was always strong and determined had become so dull and weak. Shekar prepared tea for Tara. He took some courage and told Tara that they have to be strong. He assured her that Roohi will be fine. Tara hugged Shekar and burst into tears. She confessed that, she ignored Roohi and it is her fault. Shekar consoled her. He told her it is not her fault and it is just their fate. Now both of them hoped for only one thing, their child Roohi to be safe.

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Jennifer was all the more thrilled to work with Vijay. She wore her favorite Cotton top with polka dots and matching bangles which she had bought from handicrafts exhibition. She joined Vijay for breakfast. Vijay on the other hand felt lucky that he was in the company of Jennifer who was not just beautiful but hard working too. They discussed their agenda for the day. Jennifer was impressed by his approach to work. This is the weakness of all intelligent girls, they easily fall prey to smart men. But they take time to realize that, what they need in men is loving heart and not intelligence.

They finished breakfast and their first task was to meet Inspector Tawde. They reached the police station and introduced themselves to Inspector Tawde. Tawde told them that Child trafficking has become a big headache as the children are more vulnerable to these kidnaps. With increasing nuclear families and reducing attention on children, the children become easy prey to these kidnappers. Tawde tells them that the police force alone cannot find the culprits, the society should take responsibility and keep the police informed when ever suspicious events happen around them. Vijay and Jennifer agreed to what Mr. Tawde told. Then Tawde gave them the files of missing children and took leave from Vijay and Jennifer as he had to attend another urgent case.

Vijay and Jennifer went through the files and were horrified to see the photos cute little kids. For a moment Jenny felt dizzy and was about to fall. Vijay held her in his arms and made her sit on the chair. His heart started beating heavily by the touch of her. He told her she can go back to hotel and take rest, even though he did not want to miss her company even for a moment. Jenny said, ‘its ok, I am fine’. She was all the more determined to take up this challenging task after looking at those innocent pictures of missing little ones. They also noted down the addresses of missing kids, so that they can speak to their parents.

Vijay wanted to make best use of this trip not just for professional reasons but also for personal reasons as his love for Jennifer started blooming moment after moment. He thought of taking her to the beach first before the next task. They went to the beach and enjoyed the rush of wind and water at the sea shore. Jennifer was thinking how calm and serene the Kochi beaches are compared to the crowded Mumbai beaches. Meanwhile Vijay listed the address of parents whom they have to meet. Vijay told Jennifer she can accompany him as she looked tired. But Jennifer refused telling she can work independently so that they can save time. They divided their work and Vijay went on to meet one of the parents of missing kids. Jennifer thought of taking some photographs of the beach before leaving the beach.

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Jennifer thinks of taking the photographs of as many kids as possible so that it might help her in her project. When she looks at the kids around her, she finds that all the kids are happily playing with their parents, friends, guardians. Nevertheless she took photos of them. She spotted a girl who is crying, she was with a woman, the woman did not look like child’s mother. She felt something fishy and took the photo. She wanted to go near the child and talk to her but the child was gone!!

Her phone rang and it was Cyrus. She did not answer the call. It rang again and she answered telling she is too busy to talk with him. Cyrus told her that he is in Mumbai and wants to meet her. Jennifer was annoyed as she did not want any personal matter to distract her in this challenging task she had taken. She sternly told Cyrus she has no time for him. But Cyrus pleaded to meet her, he promised her he wont take much of her time. Finally she agreed to meet him as she was eager to share with him the photos she took, especially the photo of the girl who disappeared after she took the photo.

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It was almost one hour and there was no sign of Jennifer. He thought of calling her again to ask where she was, but thought it might annoy her. Cyrus did not want to make any mistake this time. He had made up his mind to announce his love for Jennifer. He did not want to lose her at any cost. His mind was spinning through all the beautiful moments of the past. The entry of Vijay in their life was like the entry of Villain in a movie. The thought of Vijay would make his face become red with anger. He was totally lost in all these thoughts… suddenly he heard the familiar female voice “why are you here?”

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Read Episode – 6 here

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IIT Global Conference 2014 @ Hyderabad

The IIT 2014 Global Conference, an annual meeting of IIT alumni worldwide, is scheduled to be held here from December 19 to December 21.

To be held in the city for the first time, the conference would see participation of more than 3,000 IIT alumni working in diverse fields around the world.
The event would be co-hosted by the Pan-IIT Hyderabad Alumni Association and IIT Hyderabad with the support of the Government of Telangana..

Franchisee option – Bachpan A play School

I am a big fan of Bachpan A play school. My daughter did her Nursery, LKG, and UKG from Bachpan A playschool Nizampet.

Bachpan Nizampet

Bachpan A play School

Why would I suggest you to be a franchisee of Bachpan A playschool. 

  1. You will get the study material from the bachpan group
  2. The books are really good
  3. Their curriculum is common across India, Hence you need not plan anything. You just have to follow.
  4. It has become a good brand name in pre- primary education. Hence you need not convince people.
  5. You can grow further by starting higher classes in the name of ‘Academic Heights’. Which is a CBSE shool, and supported by bachpan.

What you need?…..

Franchise Options – Image Consulting Business institute

If you are looking to do your own business, and have some space and money. Here is my pick for you today.

Image Consulting Business Institute has branches all over India and is also calling franchisee partners.

Here is the investment you should put.

Click on any of the opportunity link below to get more details about the same.

OPPORTUNITIES SPACE REQUIRED ALONG WITH INTERIORS INVESTMENT REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO SPACE
COURSE BUSINESS FRANCHISE 1500 Sq. Ft. Carpet Area Rs. 20 Lacs
IMAGE CONSULTING CLINIC 300 to 400 Sq. Ft. Carpet Area Rs. 5 Lacs
WALK-IN IMAGE MANAGEMENT CENTRE 3000 to 4000 Sq. Ft. Carpet Area Rs. 75 Lacs to Rs. 1 Crore

To know more visit their website.

Organic vegetables by biodegradable waste

news worth sharing

Did you know that there is a large kitchen garden in Adyar that is growing organic vegetables for the Cancer Institute Kitchens? And what’s more, this garden has been built of organic waste generated by the neighbourhood.

Since February 2013, Kavitha Ramakrishnan, Archana Meiyappan, Priya Gopalen, Anita Balasubramaniam and Shakuntala Devulapally, volunteers with reStore Gardens, have been working on converting the hard rocky ground behind the Mahesh Memorial Pediatric ward at the Cancer Institute (CI), Gandhi Nagar, into a working organic garden.

The group also conducts workshops on urban permaculture and composting. For more details, mail restoregardens @gmail.com or call Priya at 8939932088 or Kavitha at 9500044897.

To celebrate and recognise World Kitchen Garden Day, the group is organising a workshop on 30 August from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  

Read more here