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Mindlance expands footprint in India, opens new facility in Mumbai

Mumbai, 19th July, 2010: Mindlance, a New Jersey, US-based IT infrastructure service
provider, with its India Headquarters at Bangalore, has announced the setting up of a
new facility at Mumbai, as a part of its ongoing expansion in India. The new Mumbai
facility would be a delivery & sales center for the Western Zone and would primarily
cater to customers in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa.

Upendrakishore's Tuntunir Boi converted into English comics

Tutunir Boi--English Comic Book--Episode 1--Click the image:

Movie Review - MUSALMANIR GOLPO (Bengali, 2010)

Mushalmanir Galpo is the last story written by Rabindranath Tagore on 24th-25th June, 1941, just a couple of months before his death. Director Pranab Chaudhuri, for whom this is the first time that he has turned director thought that the subject was absolutely ideal to be made into a film in the 150th year of his birth anniversary (Bengali calendar).What attracted him to make a film on this subject was the story of a girl turning into a savior for the helpless women who would be abducted by Madhumallar.

Hindus greet Buddhists on Asalha Puja

Asalha Puja commemorates the Buddha's First Sermon ('Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Dharma') and establishment of Buddhism. It expounded Four Noble Truths— Dukkha (suffering), Samudaya (Arising), Nirodha (Cessation), Magga (Path); and Noble Eightfold Path: Right—View, Resolve, Speech, Action, Livelihood, Effort, Mindfulness, Meditation. It is observed by listening to sermons, paying homage to Buddha, offerings to temples, giving alms, etc.

Blond Bombshell Pamela Anderson in sexy ad for PETA promoting vegetarianism

Sizzling Hot
 Sexy Model Pamela Anderson PETA ad

You can get your own high-resolution poster of this ad HERE.

The New E-Cabriolet Goes Topless for Miami's Biggest Swimsuit Shows

MIAMI, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is shining bright as a packed schedule of designers showing their newest and creative swimsuit styles gets underway in South Beach Miami at The Raleigh Hotel.   From July 15-19, 2010, twenty shows light up the runways from leading swimwear brands including Mara Hoffman Swim, Poko Pano, Cia.Maritima, Nicolita and this season's Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer, Trina Turk.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Lets The Sun In.

Jivox and Hindustan Times enter into exclusive partnership to deliver online video ads

Mumbai, July 12, 2010 – Jivox, India’s no. 1 online video advertising company has announced an exclusive partnership with HT Media to deliver video ads on HT Media online properties. HT Media owns and operates online properties including, and With this agreement, inventory available on HT Media online properties will only be available on the Jivox video ad network, India’s leading video advertising network. Established in India in the year 2007, with a sales and development centre in Bangalore and sales

US based TPG Capital Selects Bangalore based MetricStream to Boost its Internal Controls and Compliance

MetricStream’s GRC Platform will support compliance and risk management centered on internal and financial controls

Edelweiss deploys Omnesys Trading Platform with real-time newsfeed from Dow Jones

Edelweiss Customers will now have access to real-time breaking news and analysis from Dow Jones Newswires on Omnesys Trading Platform.

Malaysia Airlines to recruit international Cabin Crew from Frankfinn Institute

Mumbai, 15th July, 2010: Malaysia Airlines is recruiting international Cabin Crew from Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training in India. The selected candidates will join the Cabin Crew team of the airline and will be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training has grown to become the world’s No.1 airhostess training institute and the quality of training imparted by the institute is acknowledged globally. Frankfinn Institute has trained more airhostesses than any other academy and it

Joan of Arc (Orleans, France)

Michigan, July 16, 2010: At the point where the Loire River flows southeast leaving behind its northward coast, lies the beautiful and historic city of Orleans.

The Stone Council | Shemaroo English Movie DVD Released

The Stone Council English Movie DVD Release

Shemaroo has released English Title The Stone Council on DVD. Based on a novel by Jean-Christophe Grangé, The stone council is a suspense thriller, starring famous actress Monica Bellucci.

ইশ্বর..., ক্ষমা কোরো.. | Forgive me, my lord - a Bengali poem by Nilanjan Sanyal | WBRi Online Bangla Magazine

Nilanjan SanyalThe following is a Bengali poem written by Nilanjan Sanyal. This poem is in Unicode Bangla font.

ইশ্বর..., ক্ষমা কোরো..

A Bengali Poem by Nilanjan Sanyal

মন্দাঘাতের স্রোতে পিছিয়ে পরা ত্রিনখন্দতির ন্যায়
অসহায় আমিও... 

2010 SAMMAN Award for Excellence in Communications - A Rotary Club of Calcutta Event

SAMMAN 2010 Awards Rotary Clib of CalcuttaThe Rotary Club of Calcutta Metro City, RID 3291, is organizing SAMMAN, the awards for journalists and public relations persons who have spent their lives focusing on issues that affect us in our daily lives.

Time travel in Montreal, Canada - A trevelogue by Dipanwita Bhattacharyya

Montreal, Canada
Montreal, Canada - An eclectic mix of the old and new (C) Dipanwita Bhattacharyya

Boston, July 12, 2010: As our car crawls into rush hour Montreal, the chic city crowds around us—beautifully dressed women clicking their high heels down cobblestone streets, shoppers stopping to listen to a whimsically dressed musician playing his accordion in front of the famed Ogilvy’s store, locals and tourists toasting the July warmth with a glass of wine in Parisian sidewalk cafes. And all I can think of is if the 28 jars of Gerber baby food and almost an entire Barnes & Noble collection of Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh videos in my suitcase would last the entire trip!
Well, that’s what happens when you have a 16-month-old in the back doing his best to squirm his way out of the car seat, voicing his protest in a shrill mélange of “gagas”, “waaahhhs, and “eeeiiis”.