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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 | Author:

Wow, since morning I have not received any TD or BM messages, I am sure you are experiencing the zen effect too. Thanks to the government which has banned bulk sms and mms across India, for 72 hours in the wake of the Ayodhya verdict.

I received any compelling SMS that demands me to buy a slim and sauna bet (really), a fat reducing tablet (Cant believe), the magic pill (hmm), an escort massage service (dreamy), the newly constructed apartment (Don’t I dare think of) or a phone a friend service (Do I need?).

Every week I allocate, 30 minutes only to delete these unwanted spam sms’s. More than informative, I have started finding them irritating. I am trying to concentrate, suddenly the vibration near my desk indicates an important information coming, no, they are selling Insurance.

How the heck they know I have so much money to invest in?? Is a question, I and many like me ask.
Do din ki chandni, phir andheri raat, (Happiness is an illusion, cant stay for long).
The Ayodhya verdict has been postponed, I wonder if my phone starts buzzing again?
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 | Author:

The 57th National Film awards were announced last night and Bollywood’s got reasons to cheer about.  Amitabh Bacchan’s stands tall & surpassed his fellow mates by winning his third national award on his stupendous performance on Ad film maker R Balki’s ‘Paa”.

In this National award, Big pictures backed projects have received 14 trophies. The clear winner appeared to be Malayalam film “Kutty Srank: The Sailor of Hearts”- a story of a lonely and short tempered, boatman from Kochi – won five awards including best screenplay (original) and cinematography for P.F. Mathews-Harikrishna and Anjuli Shukla respectively.

Mamoothy in Kutty Srank
Mamoothy in Kutty Srank

Cutting it all short, go through the list below

Best Actor – Amitabh Bacchan – Paa – Hindi

Best Actress – Ananya Chatterjee  Abohoman, Bangla

Best Direction- Ritoparno Ghosh  Abohoman

Best Film Award – Kutty Srank– Malayalam

Best Hindi Film – Paa

Amit Trivedi won Best Music for DevD
Amit Trivedi won Best Music for DevD

Best Music award – DevD Amit Trivedi

Best Editing – Arghyakamal Mitra Abohoman

Best Make Up – Paa – Christein Tinsley and Dominie Till

Best Supporting Actress – Arundhati Nag – Paa

Best Film providing wholesome entertainment –  3 Idiots

Best Cinematography – Kutty Srank

Best Costume – Kutty Srank

Best Screenplay – Kutty Srank

Best Film by a Debutante – Lahore

Best Background Score – Ilayaraja  for Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja

Best Supporting Actor award Farooque Shaikh Lahore

Best Lyricist Swanand Kirkire ‘Behti hawa sa thha woh’ from 3 Idiots

Best Playback Singer male – Rupam Islam for Kolkata in the Bengali film Mahanagar

Best Playback Singer female – Nilanjana Sarkar for Bengali movie ‘Houseful’

Special jury recognition award – Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey, Malayalam film Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, Kutty Srankenjoyed – Malayalam

Malayalam film, Pazhassi Raja , Mammooty starrer Kutty Srank.

Best Film on social issues – Shyam Benegal’s Well Done Abba

Boman Irani in Benegal's Well Done Abba
Boman Irani in Benegal’s Well done Abba

Best Film on national integration – Delhi 6

Best children’s film award – Putaani Party Kannada and Keshu  in Malayalam

Best child actor award – Jeeva and Anba Karaus

Best film award – non-feature category – The Postman and Bilal

Established in 1954, the National awards are widely appreciated and certainly the most prominent film award administrated by the Indian government’s Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.

A national panel is appointed by the government where the awards are given away by the president of India, in New Delhi.

Tuesday, April 06th, 2010 | Author:

The world waits in tense anticipation over a matrimonial controversy over a rather low-seeded tennis player from India.

We would like to suggest that any international level sports player is actually national property.

In keeping with our philosophy of democracy, liberty and ‘free-for-all’ we would like to see a national election to select who shall marry this poor girl.

Without further ado (after all we are not a TV news channel and cannot sink to those depths) we would like to announce our list of nominated bridegrooms for Sania:

Vindu Daara Singh
Why? “Desh ka aadmi hoon.” Ya, and at least his first marriage was not telephonic.

Vijay Mallya & Son(s)
Becoz “Oo la la la la Oole Oh” is anyday better than “Un dos tres Aa le aa le aa le”

Rahul Gandhi
Congress ka haath aam aadmi ke saath. Expansion plans require a forehand.

Shiney Ahuja
The only thing is Sania ko ghar ka kaam khud karna padega.

Raghu ‘Roadies’ Ram
Tell us if you figure out why.

Of course, if you are an Indian citizen above the age of 21-love, feel free to contest the election. Also, junta feeling that a worthy person is missing from the list can propose and second their nomination letters.

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Monday, February 01st, 2010 | Author:
President of the Federal Republic of Germany -Horst Kohler

President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Visit of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany to India

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany Horst Köhler arrives in India on 1st February for a six-day state visit and he covers three cities. The President will meet with top political leaders, hold discussions on the global financial crisis with the RBI Governor and meet also key industry representatives as well as Indian intellectuals.

Merkel - Manmohan

German FlagThe key objective of President Köhler’s visit is to open up new avenues for Germany and India to work together in developing a 21st-century world policy based on mutual cooperation. It is his first official visit to India that underlines the increasing importance of the strategic partnership between Germany and India. It is expected to further strengthen bilateral ties, including the forthcoming ‘Year of Germany in India 2011 – 2012’Indian Flag, which will showcase areas of mutual interest.

President Kohler will be in Delhi from 1st – 4th February.  President Köhler will then travel to India’s automobile hub Pune to tour the new Volkswagen plant in Chakan and the Indian environment and energy company Thermax. President Köhler concludes his India tour with a site visit to a watershed management project implemented under Indo-German development cooperation at Darewadi, Maharashtra.

India Visit‘India Visit

A brief about Mr. Horst Köhler who was elected as the ninth President of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2004. In 2008, he was re-elected for another four-year term. Earlier, from 2000 – 2004, he was Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund.

I will carry out his visit and other info from this platform.

Glücklicher Aufenthalt – It means we wish you a happy stay.

Content source: German News, special thanks to Mr. Jens Urban

Friday, January 15th, 2010 | Author:

Here is a tribute to the most daring American ever :

on his 81st birthday

Wednesday, December 09th, 2009 | Author:

Hello Folks,

It’s competition time again! Since Harish has patented the idea of blogging contests, we thought we should have something new (don’t worry, the blogging contest will also be held).

Here are the details:


Best Idea for an Internet Company

Format in which you should present the idea:


Idea – What is your idea?

Problem statement – What is the problem you are trying to solve?

Competition – Name the three sites that pose the most competition for your idea.

Uniqueness – What makes your idea different from the competition?


Revenue Model – How will the idea generate money?

Scope of Expansion – How will the idea grow?


1 prize for the best ideaRs5,000.

Last date for submission of idea:

December 21, 2009 (Monday)

Date of declaration of prizes:

December 23, 2009 (Wednesday)

Judges: Piyush, Harish and Swapna

How to submit your idea:

  1. Go to (you will have to log in using your veda mail ID and password)
  2. When the site opens, you will see a “create page” tab on the top right-hand side of the page. Click the “create page” tab.
  3. When the new page opens, write the name of your idea. (Do not change the default setting of “web page” and “Put page at the top level”)
  4. Click on create page
  5. When the new page opens, put down your idea
  6. Click the “save” tab

So start thinking! Airtel ko chodo aur Idea apnao!

All the best,


Thursday, November 19th, 2009 | Author:

Angel Angel
Purer than Gangajal

Fastest Smartest
Efficiency’s Litmus Test

Likes Bach Loves Dogs
Edits articles, Writes Blogs

Full of Life, Working day half
Laughs a Lot, Makes you laugh

Lasts Long Ding Dong
Fights with Maid, Die hard Bong

May God give your farm another neighbor
You don’t need blessings, You Love and Labor

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 | Author:

Reuse the past,

Recycle the present,

save the future!

Go Green

We at

Veda Informatics



Go Green….


(Monday, 23rd Nov – Friday, 27th)

Think Green - Go Green

Green revolution the best solution to arrest pollution

(We would really appreciate if everyone comes forward for the initiative and contributes towards the environment’s safety and cleanliness, both at work place as well as home. Even the smallest effort from your side can result to great achievements. The Greatest achievement will be rewarded.)

Go Green - Plant TreesWhen to Go Green

Will it not be too late???

So let’s get going, here are the 20 environment slogans we think we’ll get you thinking.

20. You Must Be the Change You Wish to See in the World.

19. Every Time History Repeats Itself the Price Goes Up. – Oil anyone?

18. Where Do You Think the Environment Is? – That will sure get smart people think. What is it? Does it need help? How can we help it?

17. Do we really use eco friendly products – we still stick to the polythene bags.

16. I Object to NOT saving our Planet – I do, too.

15. Can You Hear the Eco? – Many don’t. Maybe we can teach them.

14. Hear the Trees Falling? – Not really, but we see forests disappearing.

13. Ignore it and it will Go Away – Extinct is the word.

12. What Will your Children Breathe? – Well don’t be smart. It’s going to be air (O2) but unless we do something it’s going to be filled with all sorts of poisons.

11. What Will Your Children Drink? – Sure hope it doesn’t need any more explanations.

10. See Green, See Life – Most of the time if it’s green it has life in it. And no don’t give me the Green Hummer example. We’re talking about plants, nature.

9. Melting Ice – A Hot Topic! -Ever thought what will happen if ice melts? What about the polar bears and their habitat?

8. Delivering Environmental Innovation through Sustainable Practices

7.  Green. That’s how we’d like the world to be.

6. Good Golly, Go Green Girl – More like eco club stuff, targeting young students, right?

4. It’s Cool to Be an Eco-school – It sure is. If you really believe in what you do, and your students understand that being eco is not just to be fashionable, we’re good.

3. Green for Bikes – cycling is a solution to a city’s high traffic. The results have been incredible.

2. Reduce, Reuse & Recycle – Doesn’t need any explanation, I bet.
1. Is conservation our Habit – So why we teach our children to be like us

So let’s Start:

Let’s see who comes up with the innovative ideas and works for keeping the surroundings Clean and Green You can take help of your friends, family and others. One who is found to be more lucrative, passionate about it will be the winner in the End.

Some tips:

  • Wear Green, Feel Green
  • Incorporate such values in your lifestyle
  • Make your families also a part of this.
  • Try to come to the office with a rickshaw in spite of coming through cars and bikes.

(Your Suggestions and feedbacks are always welcome)

HR Department

Monday, October 12th, 2009 | Author:

Happy Birthday VEranDA! Happy Birthday VEranDA! Happy Birthday dear VEranDA, Happy Birthday to you! Many more posts on you! Many more hits to you! Many more readers and listeners! Happy birthday to you!

While I write the blog’s post number 131, I am grinning as I recall the day we came up with the idea. In one of those exciting team meetings, people expressed the desire to create their own space online to chat about things beyond work. We chose the loveliest name in the world. No wonder, it had already been taken by somebody at Blogger and other major blogging sites. Then, Big Boss (no, don’t link this one to Rakhi Sawant or her mother) suggested to run it on our own server. Yes, VEranDA is proudly powered by Veda Informatics. I love that signature at the bottom of the page.

It is amazing to see how newcomers in the team find VEranDA as a place where they get to know more about the team and get accustomed with the culture of the organization. This encourages them to contribute to the blog and express what they feel.

Personally, the blog is very close to my heart. Many members on the team have their own blogs and even I was suggested to have one of my own. But then, whenever I wanted to say something, VEranDA was always there.

The look of the site is adorable. You log on it and feel this is “our own” blog. Nothing left to be desired. As all of us celebrate the anniversary, I would like to appreciate a few people for their commendable contribution towards the success of VEranDA.

· Palash: Even Dhyanchand did not score as frequently as my brother here published posts on VEranDA. A true blogger.

· Harish: Man with the brilliant idea

· Everybody who responded to my killers

Here, I leave you with my 10 favourite posts on VEranDA:

Pet Your Troubles Away

Prelude – The Unlamented Nomad

The Awakening

The Day I Painted My face Orange


Veda Informatics Blogging Contest

Dedicated to the Techno Savvy Bongs

Union Mechanica

Contemplate on God as Love


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Thursday, September 03rd, 2009 | Author:

Old is gold. The 66th Venice Film Festival starts today and touted as “the world’s best film festival”. There is both good and bad news for us. The bad news first, Bollywood has limited movement in this festival this year (when did it do?). The good news, although not a part of the “Competition category” Rakyesh Om Prakash Mehra’s ‘Delhi 6′ and Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Dev D’ and Gulaal are among the four Indian movies that will be screened at 30126 Lido di Venezia. Amit Dutta an FTII passout will tell Aadmi ki aurat aur anya kahaniya – ‘The Man’s Woman and Other Stories’ through the 70 mm. What’s more, Anuraag Kashyap, an acclaimed Indian film maker also happens to be part of the prestigious six member jury of the festival.

DevD – inspired by Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s Devdas, and Delhi-6 has tried to capture superstition, communal passions, dreams of the middle class, and urban malaise from the people living in the old part of Delhi, India’s capital. Gulaal is a classic cut on contemporary student politics.

More than eighty films will be screened cutting across 32 countries. Italy and America have record number of entries, 17 and 22 respectively. With Steven Speilberg tying up with ADAG, can we expect more Indian faces next year?

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