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.

GO GREEN PUNE - Comman byke/bus/car pool platform

Each of us always promote CarPool in our company, for its obvious advantages to enviroment, traffic, parking issues and many more. We are taking this one step further. In our current systems which each company maintains carpool is only possible via CAR and between employess of the same company. There are location complexity as well. There is also cost sharing communication problems. Another comman problem is high cost our employees need to bear when they take a taxi becuase its not easy to share.

Join- ‘Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artist'

Join- ‘Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artist’ that has empowered the ‘handless’ artists by successfully marketing their artwork, paintings across the world in 76 countries. Self-help, not charity is the motto of ‘Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists’.