Thursday, January 29, 2009

2nd Swadesi movement

Today I have recieved a SMS and I thought I should share it with all of you
It said :
'We are in a financial crisis. The rupee is weakening everyday. So there is an urgent need for a "2nd Swadesi Movement!". Please buy goods produced by Indian companies. Avoid Pepsi, Coke etc. since it has a profit of 800% the goods value. Try to use Indian products, try contributing to Indian economy. More than 3000 small & medium scale companies have been shut in one month. Try passing this info. to whomeever you can if you are a true Indian.'

So here I made a reference to all the Indian companies accoring to their categories

Aravind Mills

ACC Ltd.
Aditya Birla
Bharat Aluminium Company
Bharat Electronics Limited
Essar Group
Hindustan Construction Company
Larsen & Toubro

Modren Retail:

Transportation :
Air Sahara
Air India
Ashok Leyland
Bajaj Auto
Bharat Petroleum
Eicher Motors
GoAir Airlines
Great Eastren Shipping
Hero Honda
Hero Cycles
Indian Railways
Jet Airways
Konkan Railway Corporation
Maruti Udyog

Banking :
Bank of India
Bank of Baroda
Canara Bank
Federal Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank

Food :
Britannia Industries
Harnik General Foods

Health Care :
Cadila Health care
Dr. Reddy' Laboratories

Household :
Eureka Forbes
Godrej Group
Hindustan Times

Adani Group
BMR Advisors
Ballarpur Industries Limited
CMC Limited
Crest Animation Studios
Engineers India Limited
Gussmann Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
HCL Technologies
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
Hindustan Computers Ltd
Hindustan Machine Tools
Hindustan Motors
Hindustan Petroleum
i-flex Solutions
Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation
National Aluminium Company
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited

Media :
Balaji Telefilms
Moser Baer

For more information on these companies goto:

Try to avoid international products such as
Johnson and johnson

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bangalore Flower show

The Flower show in Lalbagh, Bangalore on the eve of Republic Day is such a delightful event.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

India's Old Currency

The first set of British India notes were the 'Victoria Potrait' Series issued in the denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 1000. These were unifaced, carried two language panels and were printed on hand-moulded paper manufactured at the Laverstock Paper Mills. The security features incorporated the watermark (GOVERNAMENT OF INDIA, RUPEES, two signatures and wavy lines), the printed signature and the registration of the notes.British India Notes facilitated inter-spatial transfer of funds. As a security precaution, notes were cut in half. One set was sent by post. On confirmation of recepit, the other half was despatched by post.

This series remained largely unchanged till the introduction of 'King's Potrait' series which commenced in 1923.

The introduction of small denomination notesin India essentially in the realm of the exigent. Compulsions of the first World War led to the introduction of paper currency of small denominations. Rupee One was introduced in 30th November, 1917 followed by the exotic Rupees Two and Annas Eight. The issuance of these notes was discontinued on 1st January, 1926 on cost benifit considerations. These notes first carried the potrait of King George V and were the precursors of the 'King's Portrait' Series which were to follow.

Regular issues of this series carrying the portrait of George V were introduced in May, 1923 on a Ten Rupee Note. The King's Portrait Motif continued as an integral feature of all Paper Money issues of British India. Governament of India continued to issue currency notes till 1935 when the Reserve Bank of India took over the functions of the controller of Currency. These notes were introduced in denominations of %, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 10000.

The Bank's issues to January 1938 when the first Five Rupee note was issued bearing the potrait of George VI.

This was followed by Rs 10 in February, Rs 100 in March and Rs 1,000 and Rs 10,000 in June 1938.

In August 1040, the One - Rupee note was reintroduced, once again as a war time measure, as a Governament note with the status of a rupee coin.
As an added security feature, the security thread was introduced for the first time in India.

The George VI series continued till 1947 and thereafter as a frozen series till 1950 when the post independence notes were issued.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Slumdog Millionair

Slumdog Millionair ..... a brilliant movie by Danny Boyle

A same old rags to riches story, but very well told, offering you a roller coaster of emotion, drama intertwined with a heartwarming lovestory.

Vikas and Simon have done their research and the result is a shocking reality of the slum life which we barely know but exists out there...

True-to-life view of the slums of India, shocking to admit but true to its core. The director captured the emotion and hardship which might lead a person to do wrong, and yet though it is easy to take the wrong path it is not that quiet difficult to take the right one, such is the story of Salim and Jamaal from the slums of Mumbai. Though both came from the same background and faced the same dire situations Jamaal chose to be good and Salim chose to be bad.

Dev Patel made a perfect Jamaal Malik. Performaces by all the stars was excellent.