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Entrepreneurship Education Program for Women in Bangalore

Invitation: 10,000 Women 2010

Greetings from NEN!

We’re writing to inform you of an exciting entrepreneurship education program that might be of interest to you or to someone you know.

Launched by Goldman Sachs, the 10,000 Women program is a global initiative to increase the number of under-served women receiving business and management education. The initiative rests on the belief that partnerships between education, development and business experts can help bring about significant change through improved business education for women. The Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, is the academic partner for the 10,000 Women program in India.

Through this programme, Goldman Sachs and the ISB are offering an intensive course to provide world-class education to help women entrepreneurs to think big, and to grow their businesses.
This year, courses will be taught in several cities. Currently, applications are being accepted for Hyderabad and Bangalore. Deadline for application for Bangalore is 23rd August and for Hyderabad is 24th August. Courses start in October, and scholarships are available.

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Onam Sadhya at Ranga Shankara Cafe

Onam Sadya is a tradition at the Ranga Shankara cafe. Anju Sudarshan, the lady who runs the cafe, puts her heart and soul to whip up a buffet that brings the flavours, tastes and colours Kerala to Ranga Shankara. This year, the Onam Sadya lunch is set for 1 PM t0 3 PM, Sun, Aug 22. Prior reservation necessary — please call 9900064931.

Onam- the harvest festival of Kerala is celebrated during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug- Sep). This festival lasts for ten days and marks the homecoming of the legendary king Mahabali. These ten days bring out the best of Kerala culture and tradition. Intricately decorated Pookalam, ambrosial Onasadya, breathtaking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikali dance are some of the most remarkable features of Onam.


Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross
J P Nagar, II Phase
Bangalore – 560 078
P: 080-26493982 / 26592777
E: rstheatre@gmail.com

Big Thinkers India Series, March 19

The lectures, under the banner of the Yahoo! Big Thinkers India series, bring together academia, scientists, the corporate world and the media.

This quarter, the event will be held on March 19, Friday from 3-5 pm at the Leela Hotel on Old Airport Road.

TOPIC: Does Retail Advertising Work? Measuring the Effects of Advertising on Sales via a Controlled Experiment on Yahoo!
Abstract
A randomized experiment performed in co-operation between Yahoo! and a major nationwide retailer allows us to measure the effects of online advertising on sales. We exploit a match of over one million customers between the databases of Yahoo! and the retailer, assigning them to treatment and control groups for an online advertising campaign for this retailer and then measuring each individual’s weekly sales at this retailer, both online and in stores.

We find statistically and economically significant impacts of the advertising on sales. We estimate the total effect on revenues to be more than four times the retailer’s expenditure on advertising during the study. Additional results explore differential effects of ads on online and offline sales and on individuals who click the ads versus those who merely view them. Our results provide the best measurements to date of the effectiveness of image advertising on sales, and we shed light on important questions about online advertising in particular.

SPEAKER: David Reiley, Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research

David Reiley is a Principal Research Scientist and a pioneer in the use of field experiments in economics. He has used field experiments to test theories of auction bidding and charitable fundraising, and is currently using experiments to measure the effects of display advertising on advertisers’ sales. Before joining Yahoo! Research, David worked at the Arizona Public Service Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona.

To register for the event, click here.
http://bangalore.yahoo.com/bigthinkers/register.php?event=12

Sale of Crafts by Avighna

Avighna Collections announces an exhibition cum sale of crafts, paintings , and curios.

Venue: The Society Interior Collections Exhibition,

Hotel Ashok.

Dates:11th of Dec to 13th Dec between 10.30 am to 8 PM .

Do visit Stall no 6!

For passes/invitations, contact 65670035 Mr Gopal Rao on the 9th and 10th of December.

"SP Road" – good deals, good pricing, good bargains

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This is a photo taken recently on Sadar Patrappa Road (SP Road) near the Town Hall area. In the early eighties, I used to come here to buy L-angle sections, roofing material and water pumps for overhead tanks. Basically anything in construction hardware, at close-to-wholesale prices.

I now come here for computer hardware.

For starters, you can get the latest, latest configurations on assembled systems, at sensible prices. What’s more, your machine is up and running in 30 minutes or less – with all the peripherals that you could be looking for, in terms of printers, scanners, audio plugins and gizmos that might just get your computer to warm up your coffee.

I first noticed the trend to migrate into electronics in the seventies, when I went there to pick up those huge bulbous valves for my radio set. With the advent of the two-in-one and drastically priced “Dilli sets”, SP Road became a popular haunt for anybody looking for a good deal in electronics. But the shift to computer hardware was the biggest thing to happen here, largely enabled by the enterprise of second and third generation shop owners.

Another thing you can come here for is a great second-hand market for laptops* and systems, bought by the “kilo” by smart traders who pick up stuff from companies looking to upgrade on a large scale.

Believe me, this stretch is managed by young business gurus who could give you new business models on hardware retailing. And yes, they even give you bills with taxes deducted and prompt you to think legal on start-up software – which is also available.

Worth a dekko if you have the time.

* I saw a laptop in good working condition for 5,000 rupees.

"Run Your Restaurant" 21 and 22 Feb, 2009

Whip up your own cafe!

A unique workshop, tailored exclusively for those who have always wanted to run a cafe, an eatery or a specialty restaurant. Moderated by Madhu Menon of Shiok, the workshop will cover all aspects of what it takes to be a budding gourmet entrepreneur. A never before opprtunity to minimize all your risks before you actually start out. The course covers everything from cost analysis to crafting profitable menus.

Dates: 21st and 22nd Feb
Time: 11 AM to 6 PM
Course Fee: Rs.4500
Venue: Shiok
Website: www.ireboot.in
To register, call 9663857828
Venue: Shiok Restaurant, Indiranagar/Koramangala

Contact Mukta Darera on 98862 95353

or email your details to

mukta.darera@ireboot.in

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Gift…Flowers Instead!

I found this site quite appealing..instead of cards and chocolates and jewellery…gift the person you love…flowers instead!

More details at here

Barcamp Bangalore 7 on 13 and 14 September 2008

The next Barcamp Bangalore, an interesting amalgam of events and communication, where everyone is a participant, is happening at IIM-B on the 13th and 14th September.

For details, visit

http://barcampbangalore.org/wiki/Main_Page

And if you want to know in detail what a Barcamp is, go to

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp

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Festival Sale at Avighna

Avighna exhibits an exclusive collection of Swarovsky crystal
jewellery by Kala Ramachandran and oil paintings of Lord Ganesha
avatars by Shankuntala Jain at

88 Sankhla House,3rd Main,
Vyalikaval, Bangalore 560003

The exhibition-cum-sale will be on the 23rd and 24th August 2008, from 10.30am to 8pm

For further information, contact Indira Sankhla at

avighna88@gmail.com

or on 6567 0035/ 99809 22328

Their website is

www.avighnacollections.com

Here’s my previous posting about Avighna, when Indira started her store:

http://bangalore.metblogs.com/2007/09/20/avighnaa-new-store-for-you/

Avighna has completed nearly a year of existence now, and is growing from strength to strength, as Indira and her team work hard to bring the best of home decor to the discerning patron of arts and crafts!

The Labor Office

The thought of having to visit the Labor office was scary. I don’t know why but for some reason the idea was not exciting and I did it cos I couldn’t get someone else to do it. I imagined a crammed small office, with officers who would be very indifferent, touts pestering, and numerous visits to finish the task. And of course a big bribe to ensure the work gets done.

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