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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cityblog Open Tennis Tournament Launched

February 25 : The first ever CityBlog Open Junior National Ranking and state ranking tennis tournament will be organized jointly by Deccan Gymkhana and the Om Dalvi Memorial Foundation at the Deccan Gymkhana tennis courts from February 28th to March 5 .


Speaking to reporters the tournament director Nitin Joshi , the trustee of Om Dalvi Memorial Umesh Dalvi and Chirag Dedia Director of City Blog said that the tournament will be a state ranking tournament in the Boys and Girls under 10 &12 events and Talent series and the Boys and Girls under 14 and 16 will be a talent series national ranking event. The tournament is being held under the auspices of the AITA and the MSLTA, they added.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rethink taxes on Fuel

As the fuel prices are soaring new highs everyday, people are now feeling the heat of inflation. Consecutively two price hikes in fuel prices mars the common man’s budget already. As the opposition parties are not cross checking the government policies, now people are coming forward and asking why policies differ for different states.


Every time petrol prices go up, both Central and State governments' tax kitties get a boost. While it’s win-win situation for the companies and the governments, the consumer remains a perennial loser.

Prasad Hasabnis: Serving Nation

A police officer has to face many challenges on his duty front. He has to face different situations on different occasions. It all depends on the attitude with which one handles the situation. Prasad Narayan Hasabnis is an outstanding officer with all these virtues.


May it be a riot or mob handling Police Inspector Prasad handles it with cool head. They not only understand the modus operendi of any culprit, but also thoroughly analyze the mentality of any crime. They just try to find grass roots of any crime.

Natures' Gem NarayanGaon

A sleepy, picturesque village in the backdrop of the majestic Sahayadri mountains Narayangaon is located in the outskirts of Pune district. Narayangaon is a synonym for vineyards and it is the backbone of the wine industry in India.


Visiting the vineyards is not only enchanting but also so tempting that one could not withstand the desire to pluck some fruits from the grapevine. Vast expansion of green creepers with full of ripe fruits is a spectacular scenery.

Apart from this, the vineyards are located in a pollution free zone, where the atmosphere is totally virgin. A serene, calm and quite ambiance surrounds the entire locality. The grape fruits will dance to the tunes of the gentle breeze that blows through the nearby mountains. It is sure that these vineyards will inspire every visitor and it is a perfect location to have a weekend tour.

Tatoo Art

A tattoo is a marking made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons. Tattoos on humans are a type of decorative body modification. A tattoo artist (also tattooer or tattooist) is an individual who applies permanent decorative tattoos, often in an established business called a tattoo shop, tattoo studio or tattoo parlour. Tattooists usually learn their craft via an apprenticeship under a trained & experienced mentor. The following are the few tattoo types.


Tribal Tattoos

The single most requested tattoo design. The most popular tribal designs are Maori, Haida and Polynesian designs. There is also great interest in Native American tattoo designs. The term "tribal" of course covers an astonishing array of tattoo design possibilities, from the traditional tribal tattoos of indigenous and aboriginal cultures, to the latest in graphic design for the body.


Shampa Chakravarty and Shanti Sheela Society

Towards the new horizons


Teaching is a highly noble profession, most suited one especially for women. Teachers are always a boon to society. Through their intelligence, patience and wisdom, they attempt to not only hone the learner's intellect and aptitude but also, create a well-rounded personality. Teaching has an influence in developing ones mind and character and also gives the satisfaction of having sparked the light of knowledge and dispelled the clouds of ignorance.

Better than Human Eye

Tiny Camera With Adjustable Zoom Could Aid Endoscopic Imaging, Robotics, Night Visio


Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are the first to develop a curvilinear camera, much like the human eye, with the significant feature of a zoom capability, unlike the human eye.

The "eyeball camera" has a 3.5x optical zoom, takes sharp images, is inexpensive to make and is only the size of a nickel. (A higher zoom is possible with the technology.)

Pune Traffic, Crime rise, Lavasa, Pune rural police on facebook

Ministers to help solve Pune's traffic MESS


PUNE: Minister of state for home Satej Patil and state home minister R R Patil will shortly meet the Pune traffic department to chalk out a permanent solution to the city's traffic problem.

Satej was speaking at the concluding ceremony of the Maharashtra state road safety drive, at the rural police ground in Pashan. "Several places in the city face serious congestion problems, especially during peak hours. This has resulted in increased travel time. Aba (R R Patil) and I will meet the Pune traffic police to chalk out a permanent solution to this problem. We will meet in the next 15 days and deliberate on the issue," said Satej.

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'Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji' to be released on Republic Day.


Realistic film maker Madhur Bhandarkar Saturday confirmed that the release date of his first comedy "Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji" has been brought forward to Jan 26 from Jan 28.

"'Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji' - the film was slated for release on Fri, Jan 28, but Wed, Jan 26 is Republic Day, so film's release preponed by two days," the National Award winning director confirmed on micro-blogging site Twitter. "Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji" is about how life changes for three men with the entry of three women.

The movie stars Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Omi Vaidya, Shruti Hassan, Shraddha Das and Shazahn Padamsee. In the film, Ajay will be seen playing a man in his mid-30s going through a divorce, when a much younger girl comes into his life and he starts changing himself. Bhandarkar has earlier made serious women-oriented films like "Chandni Bar", "Page 3", "Corporate" and "Fashion".


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