Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Richest Indian, Mukesh Ambani Builds 27-Story Glass Mansion Home in Mumbai City part-3

Mumbai, India (AHN) - The wealthiest Indian and the world's no 1 richest man, Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries, is building a new home in Mumbai city. The buzz around town is that the home-in-the-making is a glass mansion on Altamound Road called "Antilla." The name is derived from a phantom island in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Spain.
Ambani's wealth is cumulated at $21 billion as of March 2007. Despite the skirmishes with his brother Anil Ambani, if the two join together, the collaboration could indeed amount to the wealthiest in the world.
The plan for the palatial building in India's economic capital is drawn up by the firm, Perkins and Will. And the mansion will have everything from a swimming pool to a personal car-servicing center for the Ambani family's 168 imported cars.
The design also calls for a refuge center in case of emergencies and of course a health center, including a health spa and gym. Other additions to the family home of 27 stories will include six floors for parking - exclusively for the family's automobiles.
In actuality, it is about 60 floors, but since it has been reduced to 27 stories to make the ceilings a bit higher. And a helipad or an air space floor is planned on the uppermost area, functioning as a control room for landing choppers. The eighth floor will have a mini theatre, which can seat 50, and will be used for recreational activities. A two-storied glass-front apartment will serve as guest rooms. Three floors will serve as terrace gardens with balconies. And the facility will be staffed, around the clock, with 600 employees.
The king of the Reliance conglomerate, decidedly one of the premier corporations in India, will have the top four floors as his abode, where he will share the private space with his wife Nita, their three children and his mother - the dream of most successful Indian businessmen. The view at the top will include the skyline of Mumbai city and a glimpse of the Arabian Sea.
The locality where the mansion is being developed has a real estate value of $1,841.36 per square feet. The building is expected to be finished by September 2008.
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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bipasha Basu named sexiest Asian woman

Expressindia, London, November 16
Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu has been named the sexiest Asian woman in the world 2007 by a leading London-based Asian newspaper.Legendary Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, 42, was the runner-up while last year's winner Priyanka Chopra, 25, was placed third by Eastern Eye newspaper.The top ten women are - Bipasha Basu, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, Laila Rouass, Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Lara Dutta and Iman Ali.Brit babes on the 2007 list include Laila Rouass (5), Amrita Hunjan (20), Sophie (33), Pooja Shah (36), Konnie Huq (40) M I A (42) Parminder Nagra (43), Bat for Lashes (46), Selina Soopramanien (47) and Anjlee Desai (48).It is the third time that Eastern Eye has published a list of 50 Sexiest Asian women.The 2005 winner was also Bipasha.Commenting on her selection, 28-year-old Bipasha said: "I'm glad I got the crown back and will try and hold onto it this time. I think sexiness goes beyond just looks and is a total package, from your personality to the way you carry yourself in your every day life. I'm really grateful to whoever voted for me because I work very hard."Bipasha will next be seen on the silver screen in Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, alongside boyfriend John Abraham.Hamant Verma, Editor of Eastern Eye and founder of its Sexiest Asian women in the world list, said: "Bipasha Basu is a living embodiment of sexual attractiveness. Her acting ability, beauty and charm are capable of arousing great interest in her from the world's media."

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Gayatri Devi

Rajmata of Jaipur, Gayatri Devi, is high up in the Harpers and Queen Magazine's compiled list of 100 most beautiful women of the past century. Her inclusion is no surprise. The Vogue called her as one of the most beautiful woman, while a famous celebrity photographer had included her in his list of 10 world beauties in the 60s.
Rajmata Gayatri Devi was the last of the Queens of Jaipur in Rajasthan. Gayatri Devi was the daughter of Maharaja Jitendra Narayan and Haharani Indirea Devi of the "Koch" dynasty of Coch Behar, She was born on the 23rd May 1919. After schooling in India she finished her education in Switzerland and London. At the age of 19 she fell in love with Man Singh, the heir to the Jaipur throne. Their marriage was initially opposed by her parents, as Man Singh already had two wives, the daughters of the Maharaja of Jodhpur. However, her parents gave in to her determination, and she was married to Man Singh in 1939. The Jaipur Royal family lived in lavish style and was visited by presidents, movie stars and other Royalty. Gayatri Devi was listed by Vogue as one of the world's most beautiful women and is still the favorite of society columnists and the world's photographers. The Rajmata pioneered the education of girls in Jaipur. In 1962 she entered politics in her state and won the largest ever electoral victory, for which she still holds the Guiness record. She won the seat again in 1967 and 1971 for the Swatantra Party, running against the ruling Congress Party. In 1971 the Privy Purse and all royal privileges were abolished in India. Gayatri Devi was accused of breaking tax laws and served 5 months in Tihar Jail which she bore with great dignity. She retired from politics after that experience, and published her autobiography "A Princess Remembers" in 1976. She was also the focus of a film called "Memoirs of a Hindu Princess", directed by Francois Levie. The Rajmata leant elephant riding at a young age and is passionate about the welfare of Indian elephants. She is a patron of elephant family charity.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Mukesh Ambani earns Rs 864,000 a day! Part-2

Top corporate honcho Mukesh Ambani makes close to Rs 1,000 every second for his flagship company Reliance Industries and, in turn, gets a reward of one per cent of this additional profit or Rs 10 per second.
The paycheck of Ambani, already the richest Indian and highest paid corporate chief in India, got fatter by over Rs 5 crore (Rs 50 million) to Rs 30.46 crore (Rs 304.6 million) in the financial year 2006-07.
This represents an increase of Rs 2 per second from his previous fiscal's paycheck of Rs 24.77 crore (Rs 247.7 million), reveals RIL's annual report for 2006-07 currently being sent to investors.
However, the hike of more than 20 per cent has come along with a jump of about 32 per cent in RIL's net profit to Rs 11,943 crore (Rs 119.43 billion) in the latest fiscal, as against Rs 9,069 crore (Rs 90.69 billion) in the previous year. The company's turnover also rose by over 32 per cent to Rs 1,18,354 crore (Rs 1183.54 billion) in the year.
"RIL has become first and only private sector company to record turnover of over Rs 1,00,000 crore (Rs 1000 billion) and net profit exceeding Rs 10,000 crore (Rs 100 billion)," the company's annual report quoted Ambani as saying.
The company's "excellent performance" has cemented its position as the largest private sector enterprise in terms of revenue, profit, net worth, assets and market cap, he added.
Earlier this month, RIL became India's first company to achieve a market cap of more than Rs 3,00,000 crore (Rs 3000 billion).
The hike of over Rs 5 crore (Rs 50 million) in Mukesh Ambani's annual remuneration further extends the gap from the annual paycheck of his younger brother Anil, with whom he separated in June 2005, to more than Rs 27 crore (Rs 270 million).
Anil's annual pay as chief of four group firms, Reliance Energy , Reliance Communications , Reliance Natural Resources Ltd and Reliance Capital Ltd , totals to less than Rs 3 crore, according to their annual reports.
In terms of pay per second, Anil Ambani's pay comes out to be about Rs 1 for the fiscal year 2006-07. There are about 3.15 crore seconds in a year. The two brothers were taking equal salary of about Rs 21 crore (Rs 210 million) till they were together.
However, Mukesh Ambani's salary has grown much bigger by virtue of higher profits clocked by his company, even though it has cut the percentage of net profit doled out as key managerial payments.
In 2006-07, RIL's salaries and other payments for MD and executive directors was calculated at a rate of 0.402 per cent of net profit. In the previous year it was 0.67 per cent till June 18, 2005, the day the two brothers reached a settlement to go separate ways, and 0.402 per cent per annum thereafter.
Mukesh Ambani was accompanied by two other key top-level executives -- executive directors Nikhil Meswani and Hital Meswani -- to get a pay hike. Hardev Singh Kohil, also an Executive Director, however, took a pay cut of about Rs 35 lakh to get Rs 1.15 crore (Rs 11.5 million).
Nikhil, responsible for RIL's petrochemicals and polyester businesses, got a hike of Rs 1.46 crore (Rs 14.6 million) to take his annual paycheck to Rs 7.77 crore (Rs 77.7 million). Hital, responsible for petroleum business, also got a similar hike to Rs 7.76 crore (Rs 77.6 million) in 2006-07.
RIL paid Rs 47.14 crore (Rs 471.4 million) in total managerial remuneration, up from Rs 44.36 crore (Rs 443.6 million) in the previous year. Besides, it paid Rs 1 crore (Rs 10 million) as commission to non-executive directors, half of the Rs 2 crore (Rs 20 million) paid in 2005-06.
While the salary component came down to Rs 1.3 crore from Rs 1.41 crore in the previous year, the commission rose to Rs 43.59 crore (Rs 435.9 million) from Rs 40.22 crore (Rs 402.2 million).
Payments like perquisites, contribution to provident and superannuation funds, leave salary/encashments and gratuity provision came down, while RIL also took into account sitting fees paid to erstwhile IPCL directors last fiscal. Article from:

Monday, November 19, 2007

If computers were as widespread in Mahabharat age....

One of my friend send this to me. And I really like it. Hope you also enjoy it.

Systems Installation
SystemsAdministration & Support
Finance and Accounts consultant
Training and Knowledge Management
DBA (Crash Specialist)
Quality Assuarance & Documentation
Data transfer
Reorganization & Downsizing Consultant
IDP & Personal Records Apsaras Downloadable Viruses Devas Mainframe Programmers
Solaris Administrator Rakshasas In house Hackers
! ;Internet Explorer WWWF Kumbhakarnan Zombie Process
Support Software and Backup Hanuman Linux/s390
MS Windows SugreevaDOS
Firewall Dronacharya System Programmer
Sr. Manager Projects
i Annual appraisal & Promotion
Technical Writer (Ramayana Sign off document)
SDLC ( Sudarshan Wheel Development Life Cycle )
Dharmaraj Yudhishthira
ISO Consultant (CMM level 5)
Lead Programmer (all companies are vying for him)
Trainee Programmer
Motivation & Team building
Microsoft product Written in VB Karna Contract programmer
Visual C++ GandhariDreamweaver
100 Kauravas
Microsoft Service Packs and patches

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Enter Anil Kumble - Indias' Test skipper

India’s newly-appointed Test captain Anil Kumble admitted he was a stop-gap arrangement but said he looked forward to the challenge at the tail end of his career.

Kumble, 37, was Thursday named captain for the upcoming three-Test home series against Pakistan as the selectors opted to give front-runner Mahendra Singh Dhoni more experience of the five-day game.

"I guess it has come at a stage when the next guy takes over and I have to make sure there is a smooth transition," Kumble told reporters in his home city of Bangalore.

"It has come at the fag end of my career. But it has given me additional motivation to carry on and perform."

Dhoni, 26, who took over as one-day and Twenty20 captain in September, was considered the leading candidate for the Test role after senior pro Sachin Tendulkar turned down an offer from the selectors.

But the five-man selection committee, headed by former captain Dilip Vengsarkar, felt Dhoni's 20 Tests in two years left the dashing wicketkeeper-batsman too raw to assume the mantle.

Kumble, a veteran of 118 Tests, succeeds his Karnataka team-mate Rahul Dravid, who unexpectedly resigned as captain after the England tour in September for unspecified reasons.

The leg-spinner is India's most successful bowler and his 566 Test wickets are bettered only by Australia's Shane Warne (708) and Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan, who had 700 wickets before the ongoing Brisbane Test.

"I am not looking far ahead," said Kumble, who was appointed only for the Pakistan series even though India tour Australia for four Tests in mid-December before hosting South Africa for three more Tests in March.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

History Of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned it as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Construction began in 1632 and was completed in approximately 1648.

In AD 1628, Khurram became king after a bloody battle of succession: he took the name Shahjahan or “King of the World” and showered his beloved begum with the highest titles. She became Mumtaz Mahal, the exalted of the palace and Mumtaz-ul-Zamani, the exalted of the Age. But Mumtaz Mahal was not destined to be queen for long. In 1631, Shahjahan went on an expedition to the south and, as always, Mumtaz Mahal accompanied him. But she died in childbirth at Burhanpur. She had borne Shahjahan fourteen children, of whom four sons and three daughters survived. When Mumtaz Mahal died, she was just 39 years old. Shahjahan was inconsolable and contemporary chronicles tell of the royal court mourning for two years. there was no music, no feasting, and no celebration of any kind.

Epitome Of Love -Taj MahalShahjahan, who was a passionate builder, now decided to erect a memorial to his queen in pristine marble that the world would never forget. The site selected for the tomb was a garden by the Yamuna river, unshadowed by any other structure. The garden had been laid by Raja Man Singh of Amber and now belonged to his grndson, Raja Jai Singh. By a royal firman, Shahjahan gave Jai Singh four havelis in exchange for the garden. The site was also chosen because it was located on a bend in the river, and so could be seen from Shahjahan’s personal palace in Agra Fort, further upstream.Construction Of The Mausoleum - Taj MahalWork on the mausoleum began in 1633 and 20,000 workers laboured for 17 years to build it. The most skilled architects, inlay craftsmen, calligraphers, stone-carvers and masons came from all across Indian and lands as distant as Persia and Turkey. The master mason was from Baghdab, an expert in building the double dome from Persia, and an inlay specialist from Delhi.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Mukesh Ambani part-1

Mukesh Ambani (born April 19, 1957 in Aden, Yemen) is an Indian businessman. He is the chairman, managing director and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries, India's largest private sector enterprise and a Fortune 500 company. His personal stake in Reliance Industries is 48%. His wealth was US$20.1 billion in March 2007 (as per Forbes), making him the world's 14th richest person and the second richest person in India. However, his wealth was valued at US$55.3 billion in October 2007 taking into account his holding in Reliance Industries and group companies. This made Ambani the richest Indian, ahead of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal. On 29th October 2007, as a result of a strong share price rally in his group companies, Ambani was thought to have become the richest man in the world with a net worth of $63.2 billion, as reported by Forbes Magazine. However, this claim was refuted by Reliance Industries, which said that the calculations regarding his wealth were inaccurate.
Mukesh and younger brother Anil are sons of the late founder of Reliance Industries, Dhirubhai Ambani.

Mukesh Ambani joined Reliance in 1981 and initiated Reliance's backward integration from textiles into polyester fibres and further into petrochemicals. In this process, he directed the creation of 60 new, world-class manufacturing facilities involving diverse technologies that have raised Reliance's manufacturing capacities from less than a million tonnes to twelve million tonnes per year.
He directed and led the creation of the world's largest grassroots petroleum refinery at Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, with a present capacity of 660,000 barrels per day (33 million tonnes per year) integrated with petrochemicals, power generation, port and related infrastructure, at an investment of Rs 100000 crore (nearly $26 billion USD).
Mukesh Ambani set up one of the largest telecommunications companies in India in the form of Reliance Communications (formerly Reliance Infocomm) Limited. However, Reliance Infocom now is under ADAG (Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group) post the brothers' split.
Mukesh Ambani is also steering Reliance's initiatives in a world scale, offshore, deep water oil and gas exploration and production program, a pan-India petroleum retail network involving 5,800 outlets and a research-led life sciences initiative covering medical, plant and industrial biotechnology.

The combined market capitalization of the four Mukesh Ambani Group companies -- Reliance Industries, Reliance Petroleum (RPL), IPCL and Reliance Industrial Infrastructure Ltd (RIIL) has crossed the Rs 500,000 crore mark. The total promoter holding in these companies is worth over Rs 200,000 crore (US$ 50 billion). On 26th Sept 2007, Ambani was declared 5th richest person in the world, next to Carlos Slim Helú, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.
As of 5th October 2007, his net worth was calculated at $55.8 billion, making him world's 3rd wealthiest person after Carlos Slim Helú ($68b) and Bill Gates ($59b).
On 29th October 2007, as a result of a rally in the share prices of his companies, Ambani was declared the richest man in the world by the Indian news media, who pegged his net worth at US$63.2 billion. However, Reliance Industries clarified a day later that Ambani was not the richest man in the world, and that calculations regarding his wealth were incorrect.

Ambani is the son of one of the most prominent businessman in India, the late Dhirubhai Ambani, a Gujarati entrepreneur. His brother Anil Ambani heads other companies in the Reliance Group. The Ambani brothers had a well-publicized spat after their father's death, which led to the Reliance Group being split between the two.
Mukesh Ambani is married to Nita Ambani, who looks after the social and charitable arm of Reliance Industries. They have 3 children: Akash, Isha and Anant.
Ambani is currently building a US$1 billion residential building, Antilia in Mumbai for his family. It is expected to be ready in September 2008.
He gifted his wife Nita a jet plane worth Rs.245-crore recently during her birthday.

Conferred the United States-India Business Council (USIBC) leadership award for "Global Vision" 2007 in Washington.
Ranked 42nd among the World's Most Respected Business Leaders and second among the four Indian CEOs featured in a survey conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and published in [Financial Times]
Conferred the World Communication Award for the Most Influential Person in Telecommunications in 2004 by Total Telecom, October, 2004.
Chosen Telecom Man of the Year 2004 by Voice and Data magazine, September 2004.
Ranked 13th in Asia's Power 25 list of The Most Powerful People in Business published by Fortune magazine, August 2004.
Conferred the Asia Society Leadership Award by the Asia Society, Washington D.C., USA, May 2004.
Ranked No.1 for the second consecutive year, in The Power List 2004 published by India Today, March 2004.
Recorded as the first Trillionaire in India, June 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007


Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep and other mammals. Cheese is made by coagulating milk. This is accomplished by first acidification with a bacterial culture and then employing an enzyme, rennet (or rennet substitutes) to coagulate the milk to "curds and whey." The precise bacteria and processing of the curds play a role in defining the texture and flavor of most cheeses. Some cheeses also feature molds, either on the outer rind or throughout.
There are
hundreds of types of cheese produced all over the world. Different styles and flavors of cheese are the result of using milk from various mammals or with different butterfat contents, employing particular species of bacteria and molds, and varying the length of aging and other processing treatments. Other factors include animal diet and the addition of flavoring agents such as herbs, spices, or wood smoke. Whether the milk is pasteurized may also affect the flavor. The yellow to red coloring of many cheeses is a result of adding annatto. Cheeses are eaten both on their own and cooked as part of various dishes; most cheeses melt when heated.
For a few cheeses, the milk is curdled by adding
acids such as vinegar or lemon juice. Most cheeses, however, are acidified to a lesser degree by bacteria, which turn milk sugars into lactic acid, followed by the addition of rennet to complete the curdling. Rennet is an enzyme mixture traditionally obtained from the stomach lining of young cattle, but now also laboratory produced. Vegetarian alternatives to rennet are available; most are produced by fermentation of the fungus Mucor miehei, but others have been extracted from various species of the Cynara thistle family.
Cheese has served as a hedge against famine and is a good travel food. It is valuable for its portability, long life, and high content of
fat, protein, calcium, and phosphorus. Cheese is a more compact form of nutrition and has a longer shelf life than the milk from which it is made. Cheesemakers can place themselves near the center of a dairy region and benefit from fresher milk, lower milk prices, and lower shipping costs. The substantial storage life of cheese lets a cheesemaker sell when prices are high or when money is needed.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Coconut barfi

Freshly grated coconut

1 cup
3/4 Cup
1 cup

2 tbsp.
Cardamom powder
1/2 tsp.

Heat a heavy bottomed pan for about one minute.
Add ghee to the pan and heat it. Then put the coconut and continuously fry it till it becomes dry.
Then add sugar and milk. Stir it continuously. Bring the contents to boil.
Add a pinch of cardamom powder for flavour.
Boil the srup till it becomes thick and starts sticking to the bottom.
Then add 1 tbsp. ghee and stir it for about half minute. The mixture should be soft.
Pour the mixture into a greased pan so that it spreads evenly. Let it dry for 5-7 min and then cut into square/diamond shape pieces.

Optional Decorate it with a layer of silver foil.You can also use fine grated coconut available in the market. Use fresh grated coconut for best taste.Recipe from:

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

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