Monday, December 19, 2011

All Asia Business Plan Competition : Tie in association with RICE

Institutes from all over the Pune are invited to participate in "All Asia Business Plan Competition" 
Details can be seen in the presentation on following link

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Grubshup documentary series is back : From Anil Paranjape

Hey Friends,

after a brief (?) hiatus of almost 2 months, we are ready to notch-up our documentary series, starting this Sunday (18th December) at 10am sharp at Grubshup.  This time, we will screen an amazing documentary, Nero's Guests, depicting the plight of farmers on the backdrop of farmer suicides.  This hard-hitting documentary will surely make us introspect and brainstorm our choices more so that we can make a positive impact on this problem.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ADMISSIONS OPEN - for 2nd Batch of Post Graduate Programme in Infrastructure Business (PGPIB).

Intake - 80 students. 

Prospectus available FREE on our website
SAMVIT School of Infrastructure Business, Shivaji Nagar, Pune

Help for Green card,PR Visa, Work Visa or Visit Visa for Countries like Australia, Canada, Denmark, USA,Nz and Singapore.


We are into Immigration Consultancy operating from Pune, India. Pune is a large city having a large number of skilled persons interested in migrating to USA,Australia,Canada,UK and other countries. We are mainly doing Immigration related work for these countries. 

java back end resource on contract basis

Need a very strong java back end resource on contract basis until end of Jan. Needs to have expertise in core java, web services, XML/JSON and database. Email

Monday, December 12, 2011

An exhibition of paintings by Mandar Marathe

"State of the art"
December 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM - December 20, 2011 at 11:00 PM
Grubshup, At the intersection of Law College Road and SNDT road, Near FTII, Erandwane, Pune 411005
An exhibition of paintings by Mandar Marathe, based on corporate jargons and landscapes.
The exhibition contains
- a series of 13 paintings that presents a different view to look at the phrases used commonly in the corporate world e.g. bandwidth, low hanging fruit, knowledge transfer
- 6 landscapes that try to capture the beautiful but fleeting moments in the natural world.
Labels: paintings, state of the art, grubshup, corporate jargon
Event Organizer: Mandar Marathe (Independent IT Management Consultant and Visual Artist)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

PAN IIT event


The registration for the event is now open.
The event page has been updated with registration link at

Please register at the earliest so we have a good estimate of the #folks attending...

This is a PAN-IIT event, so please forward this message to fellow alumni from other IITs.

Suneet Chitale

Free online CISSP Exam Prep Clinics

Dear Information Security Professional:

At no charge, you can access TWO online CISSP Exam Prep Clinics taught by a leading (ISC)² instructor and as well as detailed Q&A from participants.

The two clinics cover all 10 CISSP domains and address techniques to help you quickly assess which questions to address first, which to delay answering and how to eliminate the less likely answers.

CISSP Clinic I: Domains 1-4
CISSP Clinic II: Domains 5-10

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

looking for office space

We are a software company looking for office space , measuring are would be 900- 1000 sqft, sitting capacity for 20 work station, with one cabin and conference room preferably
area kothrud, karve nagar,paud road, mayaur colony, in pune, 
please revert via mail

Business Stripped Bare – A Book Review

Business Stripped Bare – Richard Branson
This is an inspiring personal account by Sir Richard Branson about his 'Business' journey which, I believe, should be a recommended reading to all the people who have done their MBAs, have tried and failed getting into a MBA institute and even those who have not tried this route to learn art and science of entrepreneurship.
The book is very easy to read and peppered with interesting anecdotes that the author brings to demonstrate his points and principles. The tone of the entire book is very engaging and not at all intimidating. If one were to go through the mind boggling accomplishments of the author in his career spanning 40 years, it would be natural to consider it almost impossible what he has achieved in his lifetime setting up 200 companies in over 30 countries in the Virgin Group. We might be tempted to treat this phenomenon as an exception, which ordinary mortals cannot aspire to achieve. This book is his attempt at demystifying the track record and distilling the principles that he has naturally followed.

To read more please visit

Buy Business Stripped Bare from

Monday, December 5, 2011


7-11 DEC. 2011

Inauguration: Wednesday 7th December 2011 at 11.00 am.

Post Office on Wheels

      Department of Posts, Pune Region has rolled out an innovative, a quite new concept and unique of its kind, first time in Maharashtra and Goa Post Office on Wheels from 1st November, 2011 which was flagged-off on 1st November, 2011 at the auspicious hands of Rev Dadaji J.P. Vaswani, Sadhu Vaswani Mission, Pune in a befitting ceremony.   


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Milind Limaye - Training calendar for Dec 2011

1. ITIL V3 Foundation                                                       8, 9 Dec 2011
2. 14 QC Tools                                                                 15 Dec 2011
3. Awareness of Environment, Health and Safety
    (ISO14001 and OHSAS18001)                                    16 Dec 2001
4. CSQA (Certifies Software Quality Assurance)                17,18,24,25 Dec 2011
    Measurement and Metrics                                               28, 29 Dec 2011

26th Pune International Marathon

26th Pune International Marathon will be held on Sunday, 4th December 2011. Details of the events are provided further below.

4th December 2011 .
7.15 am
Starting Point
Alka Talkies Chowk
Finish Point
Nehru Stadium

Friday, December 2, 2011

Businesses don’t fail; entrepreneurs fail


Businesses don’t fail; entrepreneurs fail. While it sounds impolite and punitive, many a times this is the case. If you are a second time entrepreneur, then you will agree out of your experience that the execution takes the toll and the efficiency at the execution level decides the fate of your business.
Take for example the case of Apple. Apple sensationalised the use of a tablet computer by making iPad Tablet Computer in 2010. But Apple was not the first to introduce the tablet computer to the market. Microsoft had already introduced the concept of a tablet computer way back in 2001-2002 timeframe. So what was the difference between these two entrepreneurial honchos – Bill Gates and Steve Jobs – which made the difference in the sales of their respective tablet PCs? Definitely it was the aesthetic finesse with which Steve Jobs would introduce the products to his customers and his marvellous skill to get his vision executed by his people.
Similar is the case with FacebookMark Zuckerberg’s execution plan was incredible. Remember Facebook was also not the first of its kind social media networking model. MySpace and Friendster were already doing the same thing.

Professional Selling Skills Training- A Masterclass that pulls out all the stops on the art of selling.

By attending this High Impact Sales Course the participants will learn:
Identifying key decision makers
Selling Real Benefits
Objection handling
Running a professional sales presentation
Effectively Closing a sale quickly.
This is a practical course designed to help participants accelerate sales performance, make more sales, hit targets and sell like a professional !
For further information, contact us on, or call on +918983017222

120 Hours of Training on Cloud Computing- e-ZEST

Announcing 120 hours of extensive training on cloud computing. Training would be imparted by

 group of Architects, Developers and Test Engineers working on Software Development Projects 

since last 10 or more years. Limited seats. Few deserving students will be absorbed in Cloud 

Computing Practice

Please contact us at or call on 9657709919 for registration details.

TiE Pune presents My Story : 'GenNext - from Inheritors to Innovators' series - featuring Sanjay Kirloskar and Alok Kirloskar of Kirloskar Brothers.

As part of My Story Sessions, TiE Pune presents Inheritors to Innovators Series. This includes Hearing from and Interacting with Next Generation ‘Inheritors’ from iconic business houses. Also learn how they turned ‘Innovators’ and changed the direction of the company to take it to a different orbit.
TiE Pune thanks to all attendees for warm feedback of recent  Sessions & look forward to continued support!
 Inheritors to Innovators: My Story Session with Sanjay Kirloskar and Alok Kirloskar! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

State Level Philatelic Exhibition

Director Postal Services,
Pune Region, Pune 411 001

The Department of Posts is going to hold ” MAHAPEX-2012 ”, a ‘State Level Philatelic Exhibition’ for the States of Maharashtra & Goa from 13-01-2012 to 16-01-2012 at Pune. In this connection kindly see the attached letter.

It would be highly appreciated if you could kindly provide your contact details such as Landline number, Fax number, Cell Phone number and Correspondence Address on e-mail id by return mail so as to enable us to send the invitation.


Subject Matter Experts required

SME( Subject Matter Expert )required for Payroll Software and Technology – Functional Testing and Validation

For details please send mail to

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Ustad Zakir Hussain will perform at Swarchaitanya, Pune on Dec 3 2011

Tickets are available in Yashwant Rao Chavan Natya Gruh Kothrud , Balgandharv and Tilak Smarak Mandir.
Starting from 500 Rs to 2500 Rs.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Snow-Leopard Region : land of High passes - Ladakh- 4090 mts/13415ft

Day 01: Arrive Leh (11,500 ft) : On arrival at Leh meet our representative and transfer to hotel for rest.This is
necessary for the acclimatisation. In the evening our expert will brief about the whole trip followed by welcome dinner.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Leh Local sight seeing : In the morning after breakfast we will take a guided walking tour of Leh Palace,
Victory Peak, the old quarter and offices (a local conservation
organization). Overnight stay at Hotel.

TiE Pune presents Pradip Marathe of CotonKing under My Story series - 'People behind Puneri Brands'

Only a handful brands that originated from Pune are going regional and national, some even international.

This series attempts to uncover these and the people behind the organizations.

TiE Pune thanks to all attendees for warm feedback of recent  Sessions & look forward to continued support to new My Story People behind Puneri Brands Series!
Mr. Pradip Marathe - Founder and CEO of CottonKing ! 

Pradip Marathe CottonKing

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Transports Exceptionnels" a dance duet between a dancer and an excavator by Dominique Boivin

From Times Of india PUNE:

 The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) will host the performance 'Transports Exceptionnels,' a dance duet between a dancer and an excavator by Dominique Boivin on November 17.
The show will be held in the playground near the main gate of the institute at 6.30 pm. Essentially, the show features a digging machine, which becomes not only a prop, but a partner for the dancer in the performance.
Alliance Francaise de Pune is the collaborator for the performance.

ISB | Srini Raju Centre for IT and the Networked Economy

Only listed companies (NSE or BSE) are eligible for this survey
The Indian School of Business, in association with InformationWeek, India, is conducting a study of the business technology management (BTM) capabilities of leading Indian firms. This is part of a worldwide effort to benchmark companies' BTM capabilities and analyze how they influence firm performance.

Monday, November 14, 2011

PAN IIT Event on 21st Jan 2012

The IITB Pune Chapter is organising an event on the 21st Jan 2012 in Pune.

There will be a talk by Arvind Gupta followed by drinks & networking dinner. 

TED talk by him at

It is proposed to be a PAN IIT event. Details will be shared soon, please keep the date free for the event.

Breakfast Networking meet

From Bizreferral : - 

We are happy to say that we have received a good response to the BizBreakfast meeting and as the seats are filling up we would be happy to receive a confirmation from you too. Please inform us of your presence at this breakfast morning latest by this Saturday.

BizBreakfast meetings are based on the theme “Go Online to Connect Offline” with The idea is to meet offline in smaller groups to keep the quality of interactions high and help establish a rapport amongst the members.

The Mumbai Megaproject ... @ Cutting Edge of Innovation in Urban Infrastructure Development in India ?

Ashish  Puntambekar
Author : Ashish Puntambekar 

On the link below is the concept presentation for The Mumbai Megaproject.

" The Mumbai Megaproject “, is a large , do-able plan that unlocks US $ 308 Billion
( Rs 14 Lakh Crores ) of value in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region ( MMR ) and uses that
money to totally re-construct the city of Mumbai within a 9 – 11 year period starting in
2014 with the objective of preparing Mumbai to make a bid for hosting the 2024 Olympic

Internet and social media tools to effectively track your competition

Date : 18th November, Friday | Location : Pune
Participants will be able to
  • Use more complex Boolean Algebra for every search
  • Search the invisible web effectively
  • Search with the use of functions
  • Understand on what basis a social medium is chosen
  • Understand how to address communities on the chosen social medium
  • Leverage social media to aid in business plans

I Create

Started in 1999, as a non-profit, in a limited locality in India, to help the disadvantaged who could not get a job and joined the ranks of unemployed or worse, I Create has now become a major movement in India with five full centers (as of December 2009) and hundreds of affiliations. Like minded people have come to the fore to support the ideal of helping the disadvantaged become job creators instead of job seekers. 
I Create has developed two main streams for accomplishing the task it has undertaken: "Creating Job Creators" and "Changing the Mindset: Entrepreneurship as a Career Option"
We are looking forward to find people from Pune who can help us  in expanding i Create programs in Pune. If you have inclination towards supporting grass root disadvantage people from Pune please get in touch with us at
To know more please visit

TIE : UnPluggd

TiE Pune

India’s largest startup event UnPluggd is schedule for 19th November, Saturday at Pune. The event brings inspiring talks from entrepreneurs and importantly, demo of emerging startups. The 1-day event is a melting pot of entrepreneurs, VCs, Angels, CXOs from tech companies, Founders, Aspiring Entrepreneurs and media.

Sonu Nigam Night in Pune on 19th Nov

Book Tickets on 

Nov 19, 2011 06:00 PM to Nov 19, 2011 10:00 PM

Friday, November 11, 2011

RID 3131 is hosting a unique golf event for Polio Eradication Fund Raise on 18th Dec 2011

(Sunday morning) at Oxford Golf & Country Club in Lavale, Pune.

Hello Friends,

RID 3131 is hosting a unique golf event for Polio Eradication Funds on 18th Dec 2011 (Sunday morning) at Oxford Golf & Country Club in Lavale, Pune. Please use your good offices to help the cause of Polio Eradication.

We are actively looking for sponsors for this event (Rs 2L / Rs 1L / Rs 50,000 per Hole). All 100% of the funds will go this noble cause only.

Kindly participate in this unique event for the cause of Polio Eradication & for any further information, please get in touch with me.

Thank you for your full support.

Best Regards,

Rahul Meher
President Rotary Club of Pune Camp
Pune, RID 3131

To contact Rahul you can send an email to with subject line - Kind Attn to Rahul Meher



3 days, 8 hours per day

IIT Kharagpur Pune Alumni Meet : (All other chapters are welcome and invited too!)


(All other chapters are welcome and invited too!)

You, with family, are invited to join other KGPIans for a get together at Manas Resort (directions will be provided later) situated near Ambrosia on 20th November from 10.00AM to 4PM.Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon tea will be served.The details of the menu for lunch & cost of BF/lunch/tea shall be Rs. 450 to Rs. 500 per head.

Beer will be available on payment basis at the resort. Those interested in having hard drinks are requested to contact Saumya/Shwetank for necessary logistics.

In fact, this meet is organised after a long hiatus and we look forward to your active participation for making it a memorable event to show case the multifaceted talents of all participants specially the "Young Brigade". Kindly register yourself at . Going forward we will use the data for all communication. So even if you are unable to attend, please still take some time to enter your details. You can mention on the 'form' your inability to attend the 20th Nov 2011 program.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

GOLDEN MAHARASHTRA: The Manufacturing Magnet

International Summit
23rd -24th January, 2012, Hotel Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

After successful completion of “Golden Maharashtra: Investor After Care”, in the light of the recently announced National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) by the Government of India and in view of the New Industrial Policy by the Government of Maharashtra (to be announced soon), the MEDC in association with MultiNet Worldwide shall hold an Exclusive Two-Day International Business Summit showcasing Maharashtra’s strength, potential, and emerging opportunities in the Manufacturing Segment. The Summit shall facilitate the agenda of Government of Maharashtra inviting US$ 500 billion investment in the State by 2015. Government of Maharashtra has extended support to the initiative as the partner.

Appeal to Pune citizens and activists to contest civic general election 2012

Source : Time of India

PUNE: A group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under Pune Nagrik Sanghatana (PNS) has appealed citizens and activists to contest civic general election 2012 as its candidates.
Fuelled by Anna Hazare's anti-corruption agitation that evoked huge public response across the country, PNS feels it stands a chance to cleanse the system.
"The PNS will contest the 2012 civic election. The objective is to accomplish goals of clean politics and people-centric governance. PNS will select, screen and support worthy, clean, ethical and socially committed candidates. Those who want to contest polls under our banner should contact on 9823117434 or mail to," said Vivek Velankar, one of the founder members of the organisation.

NGO India

As a previous attendee or exhibitor of a UBM India event we would like to introduce to you to an important not-for-profit initiative we are launching.
» Helping NGOs do good
UBM is proud to launch NGO India, taking place in Gurgaon, Delhi on 9-12 March 2012. This is a not-
for-profit large-scale exhibition and conference focussed on supporting the work of NGO and charity organisations in India. The key objective is to help NGOs acquire knowledge, share best practice and improve their fundraising and operational capabilities. The value of such an event to NGOs have been
 well proven in similar projects organised recently by UBM in London and Brazil.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

SEO Tips to improve your website's rank

Ashish  Kulkarni

Ashish Kulkarni   

Director, Web Design Glasgow Ltd.

Giving your site the ratings that it needs to draw in the business you desire means getting your search engine optimization on the right path. If you aren't optimizing your site, you could just be operating a site that no one knows about, which doesn't do you any good. Use these SEO tips for a better understanding and greater opportunity in search engine optimization of your website online.

Do not focus heavily on using your business name as a tag when it comes to search engine optimization. Except for large, widely known companies, most users do not search for a specific company when doing blind searches. Include your business name in your metadata fields, but it is not necessary to weight it or otherwise move it higher in your tag structure.

FICCI Business Delegation to Malaysia


Nov 21-22, 2011, Hotel Shangri La, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Join the FICCI Business Delegation to Malaysia for the “India- Malaysia Trade and Investment Forum- Opportunities for Businesses arising from India – Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA)”, November 21-22, 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Seminar is being organized with the support of Indian High Commission in Malaysia & Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India.


SIETAR, India and Crown Worldwide Group
(SIETAR - The Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research)
Jointly with
  Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture (HRD Wing)

The Pune SIETAR Expat Round Table
Friday, 18 November 2011, From 9.30a.m to 1:00p.m
(followed by Lunch)
Hall No. 4,  MCCIA, MCCIA Trade Tower, A Wing, 5th Floor,
International Convention Center Complex, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411 016

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Idea Factory : Small Idea Big Impact

Now most of the malls or retail outlets have some kind of loyalty card to earn points on every shopping you do.  If they also introduce a group loyalty card then  group can earn points on any purchase made by any group member.  This can be redeemed for group parties at particular food joint or some gift which can be collectively used by group members e.g. talk time among group members, birthday gift to any member etc.

For ease existing card holders can make group and get group ID, on every purchase they will get extra points under group ID as well without affecting their individual points.

How is it different from current individual loyalty program –

Outlet attracts the group rather than an individual. Imagine college friends making a group and doing shopping only from particular retail outlet.
Members become isolated from competition as inside group people are buying from one outlet only so you reduce the exposure of competitive brands within the group. It is a big impact as buyers do impulsive buying by seeing friends.
If you put more thoughts you can think of many benefits and also many ways to redeem group points.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nasscom Product Conclave Outreach Workshop on 8th November 2011

Pick up the paper on any given day and you’ll read about another failed product or technology. At the same time, other technology products catch fire and become wildly successful. What makes the difference? Typically, the root cause is not a poorly conceived product. The culprit is simple. Those that successfully capitalize on a new product or market inflection point have a compelling, thought-provoking, engaging story and execute an effective go-to-market strategy That’s it. However, very few technology companies are effectively able to translate their product IP and features into a message that resonates with buyers and captures the imagination of the market. Or execute a long strategy that makes an impact in the market.