Safety tips for Safe Holi

Holi is a festival of colors which generally falls on a full moon in March. Holi is celebrated with vibrant colors – these color are actually colors of joy, colors of love and colors that fill our life with happiness to the core of our hearts. It adorns each life with its various hues. Holi gifts play a significant role to make the recipient feel special. But in such case, you should come up with the best and most suitable gift item.

Make your holi safe and joyous

Following tips and points helps you to celebrate this holi safe and joyous.

  • Natural Colors: Buy colours from a reputed shop or vendor.The best option would be to play with natural home made colors. Your skin and hair will feel tampered with the use of skin friendly natural products.
  • Say No to harmful chemicals: Gaudy purple, green, yellow, orange have more harmful chemicals in them and should be avoided.Use colors like red or pink which looks good and can easily taken off.
  • Dental Cap: Use dental caps to save your teeth from any unwanted stains.
  • Save from attack on face: Try to save yourself off from all possible attacks on the face. In case your such attempts fail, keep your eyes and lips tightly shut if you are attacked on your face. When traveling keep the car windows thoroughly shut, even if you don’t have an AC car.
  • Save your skin and hair: Take a bath much later after the entire Holi celebration is over. Taking frequent baths, washing the face again and again, will ruin your skin. You will also lose hair, for too much soap/shampoo has a drying effect.
  • Save water: Make this Holi even more special by saving every drop you can.Measure the quantity of water you want to use to play with and store it. Stick to that limit. Resist the temptation of going overboard.

Knowledge Centre was inaugurated by Maneka Gandhi at Bangalore

Knowledge Centre was inaugurated by the PFA chairperson and Member of Parliament Maneka Gandhi on Monday. It aims to generate awareness about the rescue, care and rehabilitation of wild animals.”Every human consumed about seven trees in a year, which could be in the form of paper and others. Every time a tree disappeared, birds disappeared with it too.” said Ms. Gandhi.

People For Animals- Bangalore (PFA), is a non-profit conservation organization working on the rescue and rehabilitation of urban wildlife. The Knowledge Centre at the People For Animals (PFA) on Uttara halli Main Road will house information covering anything about wildlife in Bangalore, rescue and conservation.

Ms. Gandhi said “Pet shop owners smuggle wildlife and endangered species. wildlife trade was bigger than drug trade in India.” Pointing at her fight to ban the use of mongoose hair for manufacturing paint brush, she said that action could be initiated only if one knew the laws well. Several youngsters are joining PFA, which was the only such center in India supporting wildlife, she added.

Toy library is picking up in major cities in India

Toy libraries are like any other libraries that rent goods for a particular time period. The concept of toy library is picking up in Bangalore the same way as in Mumbai and Pune. The library is made attractive with colorful paintings for children and well-organized racks with the best brands of toy industry.

There are around 2,000 toys available in the toy library apart from books and CDs. The best brands of toy industry like Playskool, Funskool and Disney are available in Toy library.The range of toys available varies from indoor sets like puzzles, chess, checkers, a child laptop or snakes and ladder to outdoor games like basketball, riders and swings.

The toys are meant for children aged between 2 and 12. The same toys will get more sophisticated for the older children. “Children often demand new toys. But they get bored with them soon. Not everybody can afford to buy all the toys that their child demands. The toy library is a Saviour for parents,” said a parent who subscribes to the library. Now parents can borrow a toy for a week, return it when their kid get bored of it and borrow another for them.

References: Times of India

‘Give Way to Ambulance’ campaign

Chennai: In an attempt to create awareness among road users of the significance of clearing way to ambulances, the Rotary Club of Madras Perungudi is set to conduct a campaign on Saturday.

“With the increasing traffic on the roads, ambulances have a tough task in taking the patients to hospitals on time. The campaign would emphasize that other motorists must move left making way for the ambulance on hearing the siren. A survey conducted by it revealed that nearly 18,000 patients who are transported in ambulances every year could be saved from medical complications if the vehicles could reach hospitals faster.” said the Club’s project head V.Veerappan

As part of the campaign, a meeting would be conducted at Queen Mary’s College.It would organize a walkathon on Saturday from Labour Statue on the Marina beach in which hundreds of the students are expected to participate.The campaign would have to inculcate habit of adhering to the traffic rules among motorists. Ambulance drivers must also be educated not to misuse the vehicles.

source: The Hindu

Awareness programme on Indian culture and management conducted

An awareness programme on Indian culture and management conducted by the Centre for Indian Culture, Heritage and Management at the T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) was inaugurated.A press release issued by TAPMI on Monday stated that the programme was an effort to study the linkages between management and various aspects of Indian culture.

Peter. J. Claus, an eminent scholar of Anthropology and Indian Folklore at the California State University, U.S., was the chief guest.Honorary Director of the Manipal Institute of Communication M.V. Kamath, inaugurated the programme.

M.V. Kamath, said culture was not static and kept on changing. He emphasised that Indian culture was inclusive and encouraged students to take responsibility for propagating and upholding it. Dr. Claus proceeded to analyse three Indian businesses such as the Indian Railways, the Indian telecom sector and the Dabbawalla system and on how each one of them focussed on the culture of serving the people.

Mr. Kamath quoted several excerpts from the Vedas and Upanishads, explained their meaning and relevance in the modern world and urged the students to read, understand, remember, and apply the concepts in their lives.

Source: The Hindu

Valentine’s Day:Flower entrepreneurs in Bangalore are witnessing a steep rise in demand

Flower entrepreneurs in Bangalore are witnessing a steep rise in demand for roses ahead of St. Valentine’s Day (February 14).The cut flower industry in Bangalore has already exported flowers worth 1.2 crore rupees ahead of Valentine’s Day. The flower exports have soared by a 20-30 per cent this year in comparison to last year, on this occasion.

Saint Valentine’s Day is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.Modern Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.Millions of people use, every year, digital means of creating and sending Valentine’s Day greeting messages such as e-cards, love coupons or printable greeting cards.Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is a special day for lovers who express their love for each other by giving flowers (usually red roses) and chocolates.But valentine’s day is not only for lovers but for everybody who know how to love as well.

Valentines is a good period for the Indian growers because in this particular period European countries can’t grow much because of harsh winters and other climatic conditions.Florists usually receive about 30 per cent of the orders for roses from China two weeks ahead of Valentine’s Day. “This year, shop owners are yet to place any orders,” said S Krishnaswamy, an exporter to China.The Hosur-Denkanikotta area, which has around 250 government-assisted and 55 privately owned greenhouse cut-flower production units, accounts for 80 per cent of India’s rose exports. India’s annual flower production stands about 1,000 tonnes and the country’s floriculture industry has a share of 0.01 percent in the $40 billion international market.

E-Summit 2010 Startup Showcasing at IIT Bombay

The Entrepreneurship Summit (E-Summit) 2010, held at IIT Bombay on 7th February, 2010 for Startup Showcasing. Startup Showcasing creates opportunities for startups to procure interested persons for internship as well as full-time employment, thus giving them a chance to get exposed to first hand entrepreneurial experience. Startup Showcasing aims to provide visibility to some of the most exciting and innovative start-ups by showcasing them at E-Summit.

E-Summit is an annual entrepreneurship event conducted by the eCell of the IIT Bombay. E-Summit 2010 held at IIT Bombay on 7th February. E-Summit 2010 brings in panel discussions carried out by some of the most eminent leaders and distinguished entrepreneurs.

Selected Startup for E-Summit 2010 for Startup Showcasing are following:

CommonFloor, Pristine, Voicetap,, CTech Labs, WebVivah, Zeusnumerix, Butterfly Fields, Spoxchange, GrassRoutes, IkenSolutions, IDuple, RoboSoftSystem and Vardenchi Motorcycles.

Vulture’s Nest is a unique initiative taken by The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Bombay. Set in a reality show format,which will be aired on ET Now, the participants get an opportunity to pitch in front of investors about their startup.

Common Floor is an online application that provides a feature rich and private portal for residential community (Apartment Complex, Gated Layout, Villas or a Colony), for better and effective information sharing among apartment owners and its residents., India’s biggest online apartment community.

Reference: Common Floor showcased at e-summit iit bombay