Sunday, February 21, 2010


As it is a matter of pride that Ayurveda originated from India and its practice was intense particularly in Kerala.India is emerging as a Global Ayurveda Hub and it is important for stake holders,practitioners in India and abroad to realise its growth potential. To give a boost to ayurveda,CII in association with AYUSH (Department of Ayurveda,Yoga &naturopathy,Unani,Siddha and Homooeopathy)Government of India and kerala is organising first edition of the Global Ayurveda summit 2010,in kochi from 24-26 march,2010 in Hotel Le Meridien,Kochi,Kerala.

The objective of the Summit is to create a global market place,achieve standardisation and quality in raw materials,process and products,integrate health and tourism and leverage IT for delivering ayurveda services. This summit will ensure participation of stake holders to share their views and jointly take action towards the upliftment of Ayurveda in India and also globally.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has launched 3G service in karnataka on 19th february. Inaugurating the launch, Mr.Raja,Union Minister for Communications & IT said that the much awaited number portability will be available to all the mobile customers irrespective of the service provider,from May first week this year. This service will be available in Chennai and Bangalore to start with.

At present, BSNL is the only 3G operator in the country.

Friday, February 12, 2010


One of the most dispensable habits still prevalent in India is that of using our hands to Add Imageclean after our daily bowel movement.The very act of touching the excreta\faecal matter with our hands is the most dangerous practice and immediately exposes us to the spread of some of the most dreaded diseases on earth viz;hepatitis,Typhoid,Cholera,Diarrhea,Gastroenteritis etc.

As per a recent research done by Global hygiene Council,only 27% of Indians wash their hands with just water after completing the cleaning process after toilet. A small percentage of these use soap but the soap cannot clean more than 50% of these germs ( Source: Hospice Epidemiology Infection Control Manual,2nd edition 1999).

Today modern technology has a simple and affordable solution to these problems.It is called Attachable Bidets.
The various range of Attachable Bidets is introduced by M/s Mansha Enterprises, a Singapore based Company promoted by Mr.Lovell Khanna and Ms.Jasmine Khanna in 2003. Mr.Lovell khanna,CEO of the Company is a BITS Pilani graduate and an MBA from IIM,Kolkata. He has over 35 years of experience in managing both Indian & Overseas Companies.

The company has an office in Bangalore also.The website of the company is

Monday, February 8, 2010


In another 48 hours The Minister for Environment will be announcing his decision whether to introduce BT Brinjal in the country.There are two sets of arguments in favour by Bio Technology Scientists and against by NGO's and activists for introduction of BT Brinjal in the country. The majority of the states are opposed to introduction of BT Brinjal

BT Brinjal is a GM Crop and the scientists argue that the farmers will get higher yield and they need not use the pesticides. The Activists argue that the BT Brinjal may cause harm to our health and the Genetically Modified brinjal may in the long run eliminate our different varieties of brinjal numbering more than 2000 from our country.

But one thing is certain,the BT Brinjal is genetically engineered variety and the moot question is whether we require that when we have already more than 2000 varieties and grown plenty in the country.

As introduction of BT Brinjal as a crop is an agriculture subject,I donot know why Mr. Jairam Ramesh who is an Environment Minister should make an announcement instead of Mr.Sharad Pawar who is the Minister of Agriculture.

Bajaj Electricals Limited, is in the business of small appliances,fans,lighting and Industrial luminaires has distribution arrangements with Trilux Lenze of Germany(for luminaires),Delta controls of canada(for building management systems)and Securiton of Switzerland (for security systems),Morphy Richards of UK and nardi of italy(for appliances),Disney of USA &Midea of China(for fans).

The company has also invested in Starlite Lighting to manufacture energy saving Compact Fluorescent Lamps(CFL).

Bajaj Electricals Ltd. has six strategic business units viz: Engineering & Projects,Appliances,Fans,Luminaires,Lighting and Morphy Richards.The company has declared its 9 month results (as on 31.12.2009). The net sales/ income from operations has increased by 31% at Rs.1470 crores as against Rs.1122 crores for the corresponding period last year.The profit Before Tax has increased by 84% to Rs.120 crores from Rs.65.4 crores and the net profit for the period has grown by 91% to Rs.79.6 crores from Rs.41.7 crores for the corresponding period last year.

Addressing the Media in Bangalore,Mr.Sekhar Bajaj ,Chairman of the company said that they hope to close the year (2009-10) with Rs.2201 crores and wants to reach a turnover of Rs.5000 crores in 4 years. He further said that the lighting in the Bandra-Worli sea link is done by the company and the street lighting of the biggest mall located in Dubai was also done by the company. The company will also be doing the street lighting of the road for 150 kms leading to the Common Wealth games venue will also be done by the company.

Mr.Piyush Mathur appointed as Managing Director of The Nielsen company, South Asia.