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On the hot seat 29.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
When Abhishek Sircar, a software professional, returned to Bengaluru after a short break, most of the riders he used to ride with had left. So one of the first things he did was to contact a biking forum called www.xbhp.com to get like-minded Yamaha riders to come together. "I received responses from seven riders. That's how the first eight riders (including me) came together to form a club. Then we decided to take it a step further by creating a Facebook page (www.fb.com/yrcindia) for inviting riders, in order to grow as a club governed by proper safety guidelines," explains Abhishek, one of the founding members of the 'Yamaha Riders Club'. This was the beginning and today what holds the riders together is their emphasis on quality and not quantity. "We relate to the club because of the quality which has been imbibed in its culture. The riders respect each other and the machines they ride. What started as a biking club has grown into one big family," explains Abhishek. Dempsy, an employee with HP, says ...
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Chasing a childhood passion 29.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Saleem Muddasir recalls that his love for vintage and classic vehicles began when he was in college. He would save his pocket money to buy these old vehicles and would restore them himself. His passion continued even after marriage and now it's not only Saleem's parents who support him but also his wife Javeria who contributes her bit to add to his collection. It is the history attached to these cars that has inspired Saleem to take up the hobby. He concedes that it is an expensive proposition to maintain them but is keen to add to his fleet. "I don't think I could have begun my collection without the support of my family, especially my father Nasir Pasha, who is also a mechanical engineer. He and I have spent a lot of time restoring and putting these grand old machines back on the roads," explains Saleem who hastens to add that the cars are an integral part of the family. "We've travelled a great deal in these vehicles and my sons have eaten their breakfast and dinner while travelling in these cars and ...
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Wrigley India scripts sweet story in mints business 29.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Business
American chewing gum legend Wrigley — part of Mars — has envisaged making a 'fresh' entry into the mints space in India, having rolled out its first offering, Doublemint Mints, in the country. With the launch of Doublemint Mints, Wrigley has entered the freshening space in India, a segment it rules globally. Available in two flavours — Peppermint and Spearmint — the sugar-free product is available at Rs 10 for a 15-piece pack. Talking to DHon the company's 'minty' vision, Wrigley India Managing Director M V Natarajan said, "While we have Doublemint Mints in other countries too, in India, we've just made a foray. The reasons behind entering the mints business here is two-folds — firstly, we are a global brand with the technology and expertise to produce these products in a value-for-money way, and second, we've the research potential to understand and grow the market." The company's strategy includes launching the right product (with right flavour and functional packaging); ...
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Sony to spend Rs 150 cr this festive season 29.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Business
Sony India is planning to spend Rs 150 crore on advertisement this festive season, Kenichiro Hibi Managing Director of Sony India said.

"We have allocated budget of Rs 150 crore towards festive season marketing this year," Hibi said.

Hibi also elaborated about other plans of the company in India for this festive season. "The festive season accounts for 30% of total sales from the August-Novemebr period. We will be launching new products across categories ahead of the festive season. The festive season starts from Onam in Kochi, and we have already rolled out the marketing campaign in that region," he added.

"Customers will be able to avail assured free gifts on purchase of Sony BRAVIA and select Xperia models, including PlayStation3 worth Rs 16,990, Blu-ray player, 1TB external hard drive, headphones, power banks and pen drives," Hibi added.
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SMOOR's stairway to chocolate heaven 29.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Business
SMOOR by Bliss, Bengaluru's own chocolat au fait, is ready to serve its sweet delicacies outside the city. The company, earlier known as just Bliss, has rebranded and repositioned itself as a world-class chocolatier, with plans to expand into Delhi and Mumbai, followed by an entry into the Middle East and other Asian markets. At the launch of its flagship store in Bengaluru, the CEO of the company, Vimal Sharma, said,"In July, last year, we decided to take things to the next level at Bliss. The new chocolate studio in Bengaluru is a step in that direction." Positioning itself in the luxury segment, the brand offers couverture chocolates that are made of 100% pure cocoa butter. "At SMOOR, the quality of our products is paramount. We source our cocoa from various parts of the world, including Ghana, Madagascar, Ecuador, and São Tomé and Príncipe, and all chocolates are produced by expert chocolatiers at our manufacturing facilty in Bengaluru." As a part of the rebranding exercise, the ...
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miscellany - Inspiration from a pyramid 29.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Every day, sitting inside a pyramidical structure, students begin their classes with meditation. At PaRanga Vidya Kendra, meditation is a part of the education. The pyramid structure of the classroom is the brainchild of M R Ramamurthy, founder of PaRanga High School in Torepalya in Magadi taluk of Ramanagara district. "Research has shown that pyramidical structures have their own energy effects and this energy makes one to be more effective and efficient. It provides effective high-energy environments for meditation. Pyramids also help reduce the level of stress and tension in the physical body. Keeping all these things in mind, we planned to construct pyramidical classrooms," explains Ramamurthy. As a youngster, he was fascinated by the pyramid after reading about it in a magazine. It remained etched in his mind throughout his student days at Magadi and later at National College, Bengaluru, where he obtained his BSc. He did his BE from Mysore University and topped it with a M Tech, at IIT, Madras. ...
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from here & there - A temple on the hill 29.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Male Mahadeshwara Swamy Temple, nestled amongst green rolling mountains in Chamarajanagar district, makes for a scenic weekend getaway. Located about 200 km from Bengaluru, the drive to the temple is an experience in itself, especially during the monsoons when the mountains are crowned with wispy clouds. The chill of the winds, the sound of the forest and the green of the new shoots are refreshing. The temple is steeped in history and there are many tales about its establishment. A major centre of pilgrimage for Veerashaivas and the tribals from the surrounding forests, the sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses a linga and the deity is revered as Mahadeshwara. Here, the shrine faces west. The tiger is considered as the vehicle of the deity, which could be because the region around the temple, which was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 2012, has a good population of tigers. The temple is also famous for folk songs composed in praise of Mahadeshwara and one can find groups of folk singers singing them in ...
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Management of strays affecting Swachh Bharat Mission: Survey 29.8.2016 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Over 90 percent people in some of the major cities of the country feel that stray animals are not being managed well thereby causing problems, said a survey.
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Matchmaking made easy for IIT, IIM grads 29.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Matrimonial websites that help one find a suitable partner from the same community could be common. Now, a startup is offering to link only the alumni of premier institutes from across the world. Having studied in an IIT or IIM, should a person hope to get a bride or groom who have graduated from similar institutes, IITIIMShaadi is what they could consider. The portal entertains only those who have studied in the best known institutes of the world find a match. Ajay Gupta, CEO, Alma Mater Matters Pvt Ltd a co-founder of the portal told DH that the idea originated when his family was looking to find a match for his nephew who studied at IIM, Bangalore. "We understood that there were several options ahead of us. The well known websites did not seem to make sense as they had a sea of people. Our needs were specific as he wanted someone with the same education background," he said. Dr Gupta then began speaking to others and started compiling data. "We came to know that we were not the only people to have ...
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Making complaints to child rights panel becomes fruitful 29.8.2016 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR)is simplifying the process of registering complaints. In about a week, it will launch a feature on its website by which complaints registered online will automatically go to the departments concerned, a WhatsApp number and a Facebook page. Kripa Alva, chairperson, KSCPCR, explained to DH how the feature works. For example, the commission gets a complaint about a school. The complaint will automatically go to the website of the Department of Public Instruction so that it can take up the matter immediately before the commission formally sends it the complaint. Similarly, complaints pertaining to other departments like health and social welfare will go directly to them. "There will be no waste of time in following various processes of action," Alva said. While the commission will continue to follow up on cases with various departments, anyone can check the progress of such complaints, she added. Pocso e-Box Just on Friday, the Ministry of ...
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Additional KSRTC buses for Ganesha festival 29.8.2016 deccanherald.com
In view of the upcoming Gowri-Ganesha festival, the KSRTC has made arrangements to operate 1,200 to 1,300 additional buses to meet the rush between September 2 and 4.

An official release said that special buses will also be operated from within and outside the state to Bengaluru on September 5.

Special buses will be operated from Vijayanagar, JP Nagar 4th and 9th block, Jalahalli Cross, Navarang (Rajajinagar), Malleswaram 18th Cross and Kengeri Satellite Town to Shivamogga, Davanagere, Tirupathi, Mangaluru, Kundapur, Sringeri, Horanadu, Kukke Subramanya, Dharmasthala and other places based on the traffic potential.

The KSRTC has included additional buses on the online reservation system to book tickets in advance.

Passengers are requested to be cautious while choosing the pick-up locations as multiple points have been provided in the advance booking system for their convenience.
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Krishnapatnam Port, Maersk launche weekly mainline service to China 29.8.2016 New Kerala: India News
Hyderabad, Aug 29 : Krishnapatnam, India's largest all-weather, deep water port on the east coast, on Monday launched its weekly mainline service to China
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Krishnapatnam Port, Maersk launche weekly mainline service to China 29.8.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Krishnapatnam, India's largest all-weather, deep water port on the east coast, on Monday launched its weekly mainline service to China
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Here's how serious Bhubaneswar is about catching up with Bengaluru 29.8.2016 All Companies Stories
Odisha's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced a new policy with a slew of incentives for start-ups, reports Tech in Asia
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Bengaluru think tank urges urgent action on city infra 29.8.2016 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru, Aug 29 : In view of constant power shortages affecting India's prominent IT hub here, a local think tank formed by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on Monday suggested implementing smart grid technologies and use of separate feeders for agriculture use.
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Bengaluru think tank urges urgent action on city infra 29.8.2016 All News-IANS Stories
In view of constant power shortages affecting India's prominent IT hub here, a local think tank formed by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on Monday suggested implementing smart grid technologies and use of separate feeders for agriculture ...
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29bgmAskShahnaz 29.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
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Water supply may be hit 29.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Water supply may be hit
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READeRS' mail 29.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
READeRS' mail
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Water supply may be hit 29.8.2016 Hindu: Cities
Water supply in areas coming under Northeast 2 and Northeast 3 sub-divisions of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is likely to be affected on Monday.According to a BWSSB release, t...
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