28 September 2007

Bangalore A1 City in India

Bangalore A1 City in India

Bangalroe became A-1 status city in India. This is an upgradtaion from status A to A1 and the offical order came from the Central Governemnt of India

A1 status cities in India

New Delhi

Vidhana Soudha of Bangalore houses the legislative chambers of the state government of Karnataka

What is A-1 status?

Government of India to allocate compensatory allowances to the cities in India. The list classifies cities in India based on two parameters Compensatory City Allowance (CCA), further divided into categories "A-1", "A", "B-1" and "B-2", and House Rent Allowance (HRA), further divided into categories "A-1", "A", "B-1", "B-2" and "C". This classification was initially based on the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission of India (1997).

A status cities in India


SMS to get Railway Station Platform Ticket in Bangalore

How to get Bangalore Railway Station Platform Ticket using SMS

* Type PFT and send it to 3939 from your mobile
* You will receive a 5 digit alphanumeric code in your inbox of the mobile phone
* Enter this 5 digit code on the machine kept in the main area ( near the reservation counter)
* The Platform ticket printout will come from the vending machine.
* Platform Ticket amount will be deducted from your mobile account
* Airtel, VodaPhone / Hutch, BSNL mobile phone subscribers can avail this facility with
out any extra cost

No need to line up and find the coins to get a Platform ticket. Cool!!

Technology awareness ad from Indian Railway displayed in Bangalore railway station

24 September 2007

Feast For Indian Cricket Fans

Indian Cricket fans has a great season because the T20 Cricket final India vs Pakistan is today and most of the people are getting ready for that. Do you know Bangaloreans are thinking beyond 20 20 cricket final and getting ready for the 1st India Australia One Day Series. The people started queuing in the very earyly morning near Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore to get a ticket. The long queue started from Chinnaswamy Stadium gate from Queens Road and reached the Cubbon road around 8:00 AM today.

Circket fans waiting to get a Indian Australia ODI Ticket in Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore (Stadium on background)

Indian Vs Australia tickets can book online at www.ticketpro.in from 24th September 2007 8:00 AM onwards. An individual can book only two tickets per transaction.
A small percentage of the 12000 seats for the public in higher denominations will be made available on the net.

Australia will play seven one-dayers during its Sept 25 - Oct 13 tour of India

Australia in India 2007 Fixture

Saturday, 29 September 2007 - 1st ODI, Bangalore
Tuesday, 2 October 2007 - 2nd ODI, Kochi
Friday, 5 October 2007 - 3rd ODI, Hyderabad
Monday, 8 October 2007 - 4th ODI, Guwahati
Thursday, 11 October 2007 - 5th ODI, Baroda
Sunday, 14 October 2007 - 6th ODI, Nagpur
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 - 7th ODI, Mumbai
Saurday, 20 October 2007 - Only Twenty20, Mumbai

ODI - INDIA VS AUSTRALIA Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 29/9/2007 14:00 IST

18 September 2007

'Pot Hole Fixing Team' IFix: Chennai

Don't get wonder if you find some guys are busy with fixing the Pot Holes on Chennai Roads in the night. Easy to locate this group bcause they are using concreate mixture instead of tar This 'Pot Hole Team - I-FIX' kicked off their voluntary work on the India's 60th Independence day.

A little more detail: "Three friends, from very varying backgrounds get together over coffee to plan some activity around Independence day. We quickly mull through the usual "scribble on the wall" concept and get into the details of what usually goes on a wall. Walls are always filled with wish lists. Wishes of how things could be better, how we wish... it was that way. Don't we all wish sometimes, that someone would do something about all the potholes that we see in the roads of chennai?" Read more at pothole.pbwiki.com

Instead of reading and putting some comments like " nice work", "great job", "well done", "Fabulous" comments it would be better to join with them (if you are in Chennai) or start something like this. After the heavy rains in Bangalore, there are plenty of similar stuff can be done!?!? I don't thing most of the Bangalore folks has this kind of attitude.

Real Incident happened to me in Bangalore: On the way to Lunch in one of the Bangalore roads, I found a TV cable hanging like a death hook in the middle of the road near a curve which was hanging from the tree. The hanging position was that much perfect to get a 'hanging death sentence for a person who rides a bike. I tried that cable to put it on the tree and was not able to find a rope to tie it properly. Suddenly a father and son came out from the nearby home and suspecting me like a thief or terrorist and started questioning. After explaining the dangerous situation of the cable, I requested them a rope from their home. Surprisingly they went inside the house and closed the door in front of me. I feel so upset with that old man and the son, really showing lack of human sensibility from them. After I managed to get a rope from a shop and tied it. Do you know why I surprised again? The attitude of the shop owner, he was so quick to get a rope after knowing the dangerous situation. Of course, there are good and bad in the city? But who has the majority?

Just spending a little time to do a good work may save a others life, some times save your life by doing the good stuff from other folks. Is Bangalore, India listening?

11 September 2007

Cricket Twenty 20 Rules

Rules for the Twenty 20 cricket World Cup

Twenty over : Twenty 20 cricket match will have 20 over
The Free Hit : A 'no-ball' is worth 2 runs and along with that for each no ball, the bats man get a free hit. In the free hit the only way to makes the batsman out is run out. The fielding position can not change at the them of free hit.

Power to the umpires : umpires may award five runs to one of the teams playing the Twenty 20 cricket match, in case the umpires feel that the other team is needlessly wasting time.

Twenty overs within 75 minutes: if the blowing team cannot finish 20 overs in 75 minutes a bonus of 6 runs is awarded to the batting team in case the bowling team does not begin their 20th over before 75 minutes.Bowling restrictions of Twenty 20 cricket : bowlers can bowl a maximum of 4 overs

Fielding restrictions of Twenty 20 cricket : Fielding restrictions in the first six overs - 2 fielders outside circle with a minimum of two stationary fielders. Fielding restrictions for overs 7-20 - maximum five fielders allowed outside of circle.

Bowl-outs: If the semifinal and the final matches end in a tie, Bowl -out will be applied which is similar to the penalty shoot out in the cricket. Five bowlers from either team are allowed to bowl two balls at the wicket with no batsman at the crease. Who gets more wicket will win. (There is no Golden goal kind of rule in the 20 20 cricket)

Cricket Ball : White Kookaburra balls are to be used.

Twenty 20 Result : Each side must have faced (or had the opportunity to face) five overs in order to constitute a match. The Duckworth Lewis Method shall be used in interrupted matches.

Short Pitched Bowling: As in other one-day competitions, one short-pitched ball is allowed per over.

90 second: The next batsman has 90 second after the fall of a wicket to get to the crease.

Net Run Rate: A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team, the average runs per over scored against that team.

15 minutes : There is 15 minutes between innings.

More about Twenty20 cricket:
The true world tournament for the Twenty 20 cricket is happening now

Twenty20 cricket is a new format of the game, that is rapidly gaining in popularity. The inaugural International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 Tournament is to be played in South Africa in 2007, starting at the Wanderers ground, Johannesburg on Tuesday, 11 September 2007.
The competition will involve 12 nations, and be played over 13 days.
The final will also be held at the Wanderers on Heritage Day, Monday, 24 September 2007.
The tournament will be played in three venues around the country, the Wanderers, Johannesburg; Kingsmead, Durban and Newlands, Cape Town.

Twenty 20 cricket world cup schedule

Twenty 20 cricket First Semi-Final
First Session - 11.30am - 12.45pm
Interval - 12.45pm - 1.00pm
Second Session - 1.00pm - 2.15pm

Twenty 20 cricket Second Semi-Final
First Session - 3.00pm - 4.15pm
Interval - 4.15pm - 4.30pm
Second Session - 4.30pm - 5.45pm

Twenty 20 cricket Final
First Session - 7.15pm - 8.30pm
Interval - 8.30pm - 8.45pm
Second Session - 8.45pm - 10.00pm

World's Top Business Hotel in Bangalore

The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore, India is the top overseas business hotel according to the world's famous travel magazie Conde Nast Traveller. Conde Nast Traveller awards considered as the Oscars of the travel industry.
The factors considerd for voting are : location of the hotel, service offered, comfort, food and beverage, and facilities available

Some of the facts of the The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore:Location : Airport Road Bangalore, India
Total rooms 358
Distance From International Airport : 3 kms
Distance From domestic Airport : 3 kms

Here are top 20 favourite overseas business hotel in the world

1. The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore, India
2. Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
3. Park Hyatt Tokyo
4. Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
5. Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
6. The Peninsula Hong Kong
7. Hôtel Le Bristol, Paris
8. Four Seasons Hotel New York
9. The Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
10. Mandarin Oriental New York
11. Le Royal Méridien Bristol, Warsaw
12. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
13. Cape Grace, Cape Town
14. Hotel Arts Barcelona
15. Metropolitan Bangkok
16. The Madinat Jumeirah - The Arabian Resort of Dubai
17. Hôtel Ritz Paris
18. The Oberoi, New Delhi
19. Conrad Hilton, Brussels
20. InterContinental Berlin