Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Aap Ki Kalam Se ................

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Penguin bets big on Nilekani’s Imagining India book debut

New Delhi: Nandan Nilekani, normally unflappable, lost his cool when he was asked in an interview why he was becoming an author. What do you have left to prove? Are you playing at being an author?
“What do you mean?” Nilekani, co-founder and co-chairman of software maker Infosys Technologies Ltd, had retorted in the interview he gave for a profile published in the 2 August edition of Lounge. “I have worked hard on this. Every single idea in that book is mine. I am going out on a limb here; opening myself up to criticism; people I don’t know can take potshots at me.”
Nilekani’s much anticipated book, Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century, will be launched on 24 November in New Delhi, and in his hometown Bangalore three days later, followed by other Indian cities, including Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. The book will also be released in the US and elsewhere in 2009.
Imagining India will also mark the India debut of Penguin Books Ltd’s non-fiction imprint Allen Lane, named after the publisher’s founder. The list of authors published under the label include economists Amartya Sen, Thomas Friedman and Joseph Stiglitz; journalist Malcolm Gladwell, American film-maker Michael Moore and biologist Richard Dawkins.
“It’s a definitive book on India,” says Penguin Books’ India managing editor Udayan Mitra on Nilekani’s debut offering. “It’s the kind of book that has an international appeal. Nilekani has been in the forefront of IT revolution in India and is one of the most recognized faces globally”.
Imagining India is divided into four parts: The first dwells on topics, including globalization, India’s demographic advantage, the changing role of the entrepreneur and technology. The second is about the infrastructural challenges and the third looks at issues such as conflicting political ideologies, labour reform and higher education. The last section deals with democracy and technology, health, pensions and entitlements, the environment and energy.
The first 150-200 pages chart Indian history from the Indus Valley Civilization to British colonial rule to the present day.
“There is a slew of books on India’s future that make Indians feel good; they inculcate an air of self-congratulation,” said historian-author Ramachandra Guha, a longtime friend of Nilekani, who was one of the first to see a draft of the book. “Nandan’s book makes you think and introspect about India’s future.”
“It is a very well-written, carefully argued book,” Guha added. “He has accurately identified the problems and faultlines, and suggested solutions. Of course, anyone reading it won’t agree with it 100%, but will (nevertheless) be stimulated, provoked and informed.”
Guha said he himself doesn’t share Nilekani’s optimism because “by temperament, I am more sceptical” as historians usually tend to be.
Penguin is betting big on Imagining India. Though the publisher isn’t disclosing the precise number of copies it is printing, the book will have the biggest print run this year for a book by the publisher, says Mitra. The last biggest print for Penguin this year has been 25,000 copies, but Mitra declined to name the book.
In the next nine months, the Allen Lane imprint’s line-up in India will include former presidents A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and K.R. Narayanan, Infosys co-founder and chief mentor N.R. Narayana Murthy and author-activist Arundhati Roy.
Other non-fiction imprints available in India include Little, Brown and Co. and Weidenfeld and Nicolson from Hachette, Knopf from Random House and Fourth Estate from HarperCollins Publishers.
“Imprint strategy is a recent thing in India and it’s to be seen how many imprints can be spun out successfully here,” says Thomas Abraham, managing director, Hachette India, part of Paris-based publishing group Hachette Livre SA.
Imprints help publishers focus on a “particular genre and certain kinds of books”, says Yogesh Sharma, general manager for sales and operations at HarperCollins Publishers India Ltd. “But at the end of the day, it is the author which really matters”, Sharma says, adding: “Readers really do not care who publishes (pulp fiction author) Sidney Sheldon.”
Penguin plans to put a major effort into promoting Imagining India over the next several months, including a six-city tour by Nilekani, tie-ups with mobile service providers and a website ( to engage readers in a discussion on India. It also plans a separate marketing strategy for academic institutions and says it is in talks with a coffee chain for specifically reaching out to young people.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New iGoogle

A note on the recent changes to iGoogle

Recently we rolled out some new iGoogle features, including full-screen gadgets and a left-side navigation bar. We've gotten a lot of feedback since then, not all of it positive, and we've been listening. We appreciate how passionate many of you are about your iGoogle homepage, and your opinions matter a lot. So we'd like to explain more fully what changes we've made, why we've made them, and why we hope that over time most of you will agree that they improve the iGoogle experience.

Full-screen gadgets

Up until now, iGoogle has been focused on quick, at-a-glance access to the information you care about, and smaller gadgets fit that philosophy. But we recognize that sometimes quick updates aren't all you're looking for, so we've created a feature that lets you expand all your gadgets to full screen, or "canvas view," and thus experience much more, and much richer, content.

Gmail gadget

Now, for instance, you can do a quick email check in your Gmail gadget, or open it to canvas view to write and respond to emails from within iGoogle. You can check the temperature in your weather gadget or expand it to get a detailed forecast for a weekend trip. You can watch videos, play games and use countless more rich applications, all in full screen, and all from inside iGoogle. (Here are some examples of gadgets you might want to check out.)

Expanding and minimizing your gadgets

Expand your gadget to full-screen by clicking its name on the left-side navigation bar or the maximize button on the gadget itself. Click the button or gadget name to return to your regular iGoogle view.

weather gadget

Similarly, your RSS gadgets now offer both a quick glance at a given topic and a full-screen multimedia view of material you want to explore more fully, including inline videos and photos. If you have Google Reader, you can also keep track of what you've read and star your favorite feeds.

Google reader

Left navigation bar

All this new gadget functionality made it important to look more closely at how we help you find and use content on iGoogle. Based on your feedback, it's clear that the new left-hand navigation bar is the most controversial change we've made.

The new left nav shows you all your subject tabs (for Sports, News, Music, etc), neatly organized with the gadgets for each tab listed underneath. We think this new format makes it much easier to find specific gadgets (especially as your number of collected gadgets grows) and quickly click them in and out of canvas view.

But this new navigation also reflects our belief that, over time, the web in general and iGoogle in particular will become more personalized but also more social -- more focused on connecting us with our friends through shared online activities. We're working on a number of new features that address this mission. For instance, we're planning on integrating a chat feature into iGoogle, and we think you'll want to have easy, persistent access to it, just like you have on your Gmail page today.

In short, we want iGoogle to grow right along with the web. The newest iteration of this evolution may seem jarring to some people today, but we believe that over time, a better-organized and more socially connected iGoogle homepage will be essential to helping us all make the most of all that the web has to offer.

Google Talk gadget

We hope this page has helped to explain the thinking behind iGoogle's new features and offered some useful ideas on how to make the most of your web content. Thanks again for your feedback; it's a crucial aspect of our product development process, and we'll always take your views into account as we continue to work to improve iGoogle as much as possible.


Your Nitin Krister

Monday, November 17, 2008

Google Chrome Released

Google Chrome has been released to the Dev channel ONLY. This release introduces a couple of new features (and, as always, fixes a few bugs).
About the Dev ChannelThe Dev channel lets you test the latest fixes and get access to new features as they're being developed. You can learn more about the Dev channel and how to subscribe here:

Reminder: please file (or update existing) issues at FeaturesBookmark manager with import/export.
Use the 'Customize and control Google Chrome' (wrench) menu to open the Bookmark manager. You can search bookmarks, create folders, and drag and drop bookmarks to new locations. The Bookmark Manager's Tools menu lets you export or import bookmarks.

Privacy section in Options.
We grouped together all of the configuration options for features that might send data to another service. Open the wrench menu, click Options, and select the Under the Hood tab.

New blocked pop-up notification.
The pop-up blocker formerly just minimized pop-up windows to the lower right corner of the browser window, create one 'constrained' window for each pop-up. Now, Google Chrome displays one small notification in the corner that shows the number of blocked pop-ups. A menu on the notification lets you open a specific pop-up, if needed.Known IssuesSites that use Gears to synchronize offline data may occasionally hang. You should disable offline access for sites until a fix is released. (We're working on it and hope to have the update later this week.)Security IssuesThis release fixes an issue with downloaded HTML files being able to read other files on your computer and send them to sites on the Internet. We now prevent local files from connectin to the network with XMLHttpRequest() and also prompt you to confirm a download if it is an HTML file.
Severity: Moderate. If a user could be enticed to open a downloaded HTML file, this flaw could be exploited to send arbitrary files to an attacker.For more details on what's changed and what issues are fixed, see the detailed release notes at

Friday, November 14, 2008


Children's Day is to celebrate "childhood". On Children’s Day tribute is payed to all children in the world. Children are loved by one and all. They win over our hearts with their angelic eyes and innocent smiles. It makes one realise that maybe that’s the way God wanted us to be.

India's first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was born on November 14. After his death in 1963, his birthday has been celebrated as children's Day in India.Children's Day is not just a day to let the future generation have its say. It is a day to remember a leader who, in his quiet but determined way, laid the foundation to convert a nascent nation into a world power.

But why Children's Day? Apart from being known for his skills as a statesman, Nehru was also immensely fond of children. The more popular and famous of Nehru's pictures show him with children.

In all the photographs Nehru's joy at being with children is apparent. When he is not sharing pleasantries
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
with them, the expression of intense concentration as he listens to them reveals his commitment and attitude to children. Children to Nehru were little adults in the making.Nehru, to children, is never the Indian political leader and prime minister. He is always Chacha Nehru - Nehru Uncle.


Most schools have cultural programmes for the day, with the students managing it all. All over the country, various cultural, social, and even corporate, institutions conduct competitions for children. Children's Day is a day for children to engage in fun and frolic. Schools celebrate this day by organising cultural programmes.Teachers of the school perform songs and dances for their students. Various competitions like quizzes, fancy dress competitions, elocutions are organised on this day. Children are also treated to a movie and lunch.Television networks have in the recent years started to air special programmes all day long for kids on November 14, making this day a special treat.


IITF- A veritable gateway for brand building by confluencing together Captains of trade and industry, foreign emissaries, decision makers, business persons,entrepreneurs, overseas business delegations, thinkers and lot more. A showcase of India's capabilities in technology and manufacturing.

India Trade Promotion Organisation the nodal trade promotion organisation of the Government of India, presents the 28th edition of its premier event "INDIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR"- a reliable connection to the vast Indian and overseas market. IITF has evolved into the largest show of its kind in Asia. The fair offers a reliable platform for initiation of trade exchanges, technology transfers, joint venture opportunities,identification of agents and distributors.

Popularly known as the "MINI INDIA SHOW" IITF provides an insight into the impact of digital revolution, especially e-governance in different States/ Union Territories with its spin-offs covering virtually every section of the population. State Pavilions offer unique show window to a broad product spectrum ranging from goods having hi-tech orientation with traditional character and appeal.

The past edition of IITF has attracted participation of about 7500 Indian companies with overseas participation from 44 countries with 380 companies.Whopping presence of the domestic and international business persons including trade delegations made the show a great success. The show also witnessed presence of general visitors which was around 3 million.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

SEO Important Factors

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has been defined as a subset of Internet Marketing used to improve the search engine rankings for any website and derive quality visitors and business organically.

There are various factors in SEO which are equally responsible for any website to achieve high rankings on the major search engine’s namely Google, Yahoo and MSN.

A variety of factors and algorithms are deployed by search engine’s to rank any web page for a specific search term.

Some of these factors can be:

On Page Optimization
On Page Optimization includes making variations within the website code and structure to make it more search engine friendly and attractive for human eye. There are many criteria’s which are responsible for better On Page Optimization like Meta Tags, Use of H1 & H2 tags, use of bold and italics tags and many others

Off Page Optimization
This is termed as one of the most important factors in search engine optimization industry as back links are a third party review given to your website. The Off Page Optimization includes search engine submissions, directory submissions, article submissions, press release submissions and the most important Link Building (One Way and Reciprocal)

Technical Optimization
There are various technical factors which are responsible for achieving the improvement in search engine rankings. Some of these factors responsible are Server Header Redirects, Htaccess Optimization, Custom 404 page optimization and many others.

Content Optimization
The content for any website needs to be optimized in terms to keywords and looks to make it search engine and human friendly. In addition there should be regular updations made on the website in terms of new content which helps the search engine crawler to visit your website more frequently.

There aforementioned are only a few factors which are responsible to achieve search engine rankings on the major players.

Some Web Design Mistakes and Golden Rules

1. Keep Everything Obvious

Visitors to a website expect certain conventions, breaking these is a great way of losing visitors. People expect to find the navigation at the top of a page or on the left hand side. Logos are mostly found on the top left. Much research has been conducted into how people view and use web pages. The good news is that you do not to know all of this; instead look at how larger companies such as eBay, Amazon, Google, Microsoft structure their pages and the language they use, then emulate them.

2. Limit Colours

A website using too many colours at a time can be overwhelming to many users and can make a website look cheap and tacky. Any users with colour blindness or contrast perception difficulties may even be unable to use the site.

Limiting a palette to 2 or 3 colours will nearly always lead to a slicker looking design and has the added bonus of simplifying your design choices, reducing design time.

Software like Color Wheel Pro can greatly simplify the creation of a pallet by showing which colours sit well together. If you really do not have the eye for design then software like this provides the perfect way of escaping monotone or badly combined colour schemes.

If your site uses blue and yellow together or red and green then it may present problems to anyone suffering with colour blindness. provide free software that can simulate different types of colour blindness.

3. Be Careful With Fonts

The set of fonts available to all visitors of a website is relatively limited. Add to that the possibility of a user having a visual impairment then the options become even smaller. It is advisable to stick to fonts such as Arial, Verdana, Courier, Times, Geneva and Georgia. They may not be very interesting but your content should be more interesting than your font and if it can't be read, what is the point of having a site?

Black text on a white background is far easier for the majority of people to read than white text on a black background. If you have large amounts of text then a white or pale background is far more user friendly. Always ensure that there is a good contrast between any text and its background. Blue text on a blue background is okay as long as the difference in shade is significant.

Verdana is often cited as being the easiest to read on the screen. Georgia is probably the best option for a serif font.

4. Plan for Change

If you fix the height of your page to 600 pixels will you still be able to add additional menu items without completely redesigning your page?

The ability to add or remove content from a website is fundamental to the ongoing success of it. Having to rewrite the entire web page or website each time you want to make a small change is sure fire way to kill your interest in your own site and will negatively impact your overall design and usability.

Getting a good idea of how your website is likely to grow will clarify how best to structure your layout. For example, a horizontal navigation is often more restrictive than a side navigation unless you use drop down menus; if your navigation is likely to grow and you hate drop down menus then your design choice has been 99% made for you!

Understanding how to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), avoiding unconventional layouts and complicated backgrounds will all help enormously.

5. Be Consistent

Again, don't make your visitors think! About how to use your site at least. If your navigation is at the top on your homepage, it should be at the top on all other pages too. If your links are coloured red ensure the the same convention is used on all sections.

By using CSS correctly you can make most of this happen automatically leaving you free to concentrate on the content.

6. Keep it Relevant

A picture is better than a thousand words but if the picture you took on holiday is not relevant to your Used Car Sales website then you should really replace it with something which reflects the content or mood of the page; a photo of a car perhaps!

If you can take something off of your web page without it adversely affecting the message, appearance or legality of your website you should do it without hesitation.

Avoid the need to add images, Flash animations or adverts just because you have space. This wastes bandwidth and obscures the intentions of your website. If you absolutely must fill the space, then exercise your imagination to find something as relevant as possible.

Keeping your content focused will ultimately help your search-engine rankings.

7. Become a CSS Expert

Cascading Style Sheets should be any web designer's best friend. CSS makes it is possible to separate the appearance and layout of your page from the content. This has huge benefits when it comes to updating and maintaining your site, making your site accessible and making your site easy for search engines to read.

8. Avoid Complexity

Using standard layouts for your web page will save you development time and make your site easier to use. Pushing the boundaries nearly always leads to quirky behaviour, cross-browser problems, confused site visitors and maintenance headaches. Unless you really do like a challenge then avoid complexity wherever possible.

Submit Sitemap to MSN, Google and Yahoo

In November 2006, Google, Yahoo! and MSN joined forces to support a new industry standard for sitemaps: Sitemaps 0.90 (see MSN announcement here). As long as webmasters follow the protocol, they can ensure their sites are fully and consistently indexed across all the major search engines (a real step forward). This article is important for all those with missing or poorly ranked pages.

The official site for the joint venture is at and contains a lot of info about the new standard and it's syntax. What the site singularly fails to do is explain correctly how to submit your sitemap to the big three! The format suggested on the site of:

http://search-engine-url/ping?sitemap=your sitemap_url

does not currently work at any of the three sites! Until it does, We provide instructions for how to (a) create your sitemap and (b) how to submit to each of the three search engines...

Creating your Sitemap

Some hosting providers(for example 1and1) provide utilities via their web control panel, to create your sitemap, so you should always check with your provider first. If this service is not available, then make a visit to and enter your site URL into the generator box. Copy-and-paste the resulting sitemap into notepad, then save-and-upload to your site with the file name: sitemap.xml

If you want to validate the XML prior to uploading to the search engines (useful if you have made any manual amendments), pay a visit to the SmartIT XML Sitemap validator where you can put in the URL of your sitemap and check it against the standard.

Submit sitemap to MSN

MSN have yet to implement a formal interface for Sitemap submission (as at April 2007). To monitor the situation, please visit (from time to time) the following pages:

MSN Site Owner Help
Livesearch official blog (where future announcements are likely to be found)

Whilst MSN have yet to implement a front door, there is a recognised back door for submitting your sitemap to the MSN Search index; namely! You should use the following syntax directly in your browser URL box:

For example, to submit the sitemap for this site, the correct entry in the browser is as follows:

Since February 2005, have been the official provider of RSS feeds to the myMSN portal (see press release) and reliable evidence suggests that submission to will result in MSN spidering your pages within 2-3 weeks.

Update 18/07/07: MSN still do not support direct submission but now suggest on their blog that you add a reference to your Sitemap into your robots.txt file (something now supported by For example:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/

This would tell MSN (and all other engines) to crawl your sitemap file but not to crawl your cgi-bin directory. For more info on how to implement a robots.txt file (in the root of your site webserver) please visit:

Submit sitemap to Google

Google originally developed the XML schema for sitemaps and have developed a dedicated portal for webmasters, from where you can submit your sitemap:

First, you need to tell Google all the sites you own, then verfiy that you indeed own them. The verifiaction is achieved by adding a metatag between the head tags on your site homepage. The syntax for the tag is as follows:

<meta content="unique code advised by google" name="verify-v1">

There are full instructions on how to do this on the Google site.

Submit sitemap to Yahoo

Yahoo follows a similar approach to Google. Again, there is a dedicated sevice for webmasters (Yahoo! Site Explorer) and a procedure for verifying your ownsership of the site. First go to:

Add a site, then click on the verification button. You can then download a verfication key html file - which you will need to upload to the root directory of your webserver. Then you can return to Site Explorer and tell Yahoo to start authentication. This will take up to 24 hours. At the same time you can also add your sitemap by clicking on the manage button and then adding the sitemap as a feed.

Submit sitemap to Ask

Ask follows a simpler approach to the other three. To submit you sitemap, you simply enter a ping URL, followed by the full URL of where your sitemap is located:

After clicking return, you will get a reassuring message from Ask that they have received your submission. Very neat!

Increase your online business with PPC advertisements

PPC advertisement is the most important way to attract targeted traffic to your site that results increased sales and ROI. Mostly online business companies today prefer PPC advertising in order to get better sales and revenues. In this article, you will learn the 4 ways to maximize your sales and profits through PPC advertising:

1. Understand deeply the market trend and your potential clients. Identify the keywords that bring more profit and use them in your PPC campaign. To make your campaign more targeted, analyze your target market. Identify their gender, their buyer power, their needs, and the keywords they are most likely to use whenever they use search engines. These will guide you in making a suitable PPC campaign that is highly targeted.

2. Meet the needs of your target market. Identify the problems that your target markets are currently facing and what products or service you can offer them to resolve their pressing issues.

3. Optimize the landing page of your PPC campaign. Your landing page is a very crucial element in ensuring successful sales, thus it is equally important that your landing page is enticing. You can do this by posting strong recommendation or unbiased reviews of your products. You can also post testimonials of your satisfied clients to further entice your online visitors to purchase from you.

4. Evaluate the performance of your PPC ads and your landing page. Monitor, track and evaluate each aspect of your PPC campaign. Are you getting more than enough clicks but not making a sale? Then, there must a problem with your landing page.

PPC advertising, when done in the right way, can bring enormous sales and traffic to your site. Thus, you must know how to use this tool properly in order to augment your profits.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Why WIKI ?

Gone those days, when "google it" was my favorite phrase? Just try to google anything you like, and you will end up with millions of crap results. Last night I was googling an article for my college assignment and everytime I landed on booksellers site.Now try Wikipedia, everything you ought to know is here.

Launched in 2001, Wikipedia is now the largest reference Web site on the Internet, but users of the free online encyclopedia should take care to use Wikipedia wisely.(Why,I will explain it later)

"The name Wikipedia is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a type of collaborative website) and encyclopedia." "Wikipedia is written collaboratively by volunteers from all around the world. With rare exceptions, its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the Internet." (Source: Wikipedia: About.)

Interestingly Wikipedia Founder Discourages Academic Use of His Creation

"Wikipedia’s founder, Jimmy Wales, says he wants to get the message out to college students that they shouldn't use it for class projects or serious research."

To its credit, Wikipedia acknowledges its limitations. Wikipedia spokesperson Sandra Ordonez advises, “Wikipedia is the ideal place to start your research and get a global picture of a topic, however, it is not an authoritative source. In fact, we recommend that students check the facts they find in Wikipedia against other sources. Additionally, it is generally good research practice to cite an original source when writing a paper, or completing an exam. It’s usually not advisable, particularly at the university level, to cite an encyclopedia.”

Criticism of Wikipedia:

Notable criticisms include that its open nature makes it unauthoritative and unreliable, that it exhibits systemic bias, and that its group dynamics hinder its goals. Specific and oft-heard criticisms include the encyclopedia's exposure to obvious or subtle vandalism, attempts by strongly opinionated editors to dominate articles, inaccurate or sometimes non-existent sourcing for controversial assertions in articles, and edit wars and other types of nonconstructive conflict among editors.Particularly noteworthy controversies about Wikipedia's content and editors have attracted wide and unfavorable media attention.

Not everything on Wikipedia is accurate but there is so much information on almost every topic possible. Don’t know about something, just look it up on Wikipedia and within a few minutes you can be informed.

BSNL Localized Toll Free Numbers

Dialing these numbers are totally free (from any local BSNL number) but they are only available in selected cities. Please note that numbers in red color are also available on STD. Note: Bookmark this page for future use.
PSTN Call Center (for any queries related to landline telephone, ISDN etc. Also accessible from CellOne, Excel & Tarang phones) : 1500

  • Kisan Call Center (for any queries related to agriculture) : 1551
  • Police : 100
  • Fire : 101
  • Ambulance : 102
  • Billing complaint center : 166 / 1660-69
  • Trunk booking : 1580
  • Trunk assistance : 1581
  • STD complaints : 1582
  • National Directory Enquiry (NDQ) Service : 1583
  • International trunk booking : 1586
  • International trunk enquiry : 1587
  • International Trunk delay information : 1588
  • Telex complaints : 1589
  • Directory enquiry service : 197
  • Telephone Complaint Booking : 198
  • Emergency Relief Centre on National Highways : 1033
  • Relief Commissioners of Central/State/Union territory : 1070
  • Control room of District Collector/Magistrate : 1077

Public Grievance Cell Telecom Circle HQs : 12727

  • Public Grievance Cell Kolkata/Chennai : 1095
  • Crime stopper cell of police in Kerala, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh & Mumbai : 1090
  • Women crisis response : 1091
  • Earth-quake Help line service : 1092

Natural disaster control room : 1096

  • AIDS help line service : 1097
  • Children in difficulty/ Child Distress Service : 1098
  • Catastrophe & Trauma service : 1099
  • Free Phone Enquiry : 1600
  • India Telephone Card Enquiry : 1602
  • Billing Complaint Center (Interactive Voice Response System) :1671-73
  • Maritime Search and Rescue control room of coastal guard : 1718
  • Blood bank information Service : 1910
  • Dial a doctor : 1911
  • Leased Circuits Fault Booking : 1918
  • Eye bank information service : 1919

Change number announcement (Hindi) : 1951

Changed number announcement (English) : 1952

Changed number announcement (Regional language) : 1953

Changed number announcement (in case of shift) : 1954

Sancharnet Internet Help desk service : 1957

  • Leased Circuit Fault Booking (WTR) : 1958

Contact me in case you find some additions or errors.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Varshney (or Barahseni) are the progenies of Shri Akrur Ji Maharaja

Varshney (or Barahseni) is a version of a name first used by Arjuna to address Krishna in the Mahābhārata (Chapter 1, Shloka 41, Swami Sivananda translation). There is some debate over whether Varshneys belong to the Vaishya (merchants and artisans) or Kshatriya (warriors, rulers and politicians) caste.[citation needed]

Varshneys are the progenies of Shri Akrur Ji Maharaja. Varshney Community is primarily based in western UP and traditionally represents the traders’ community. However, presently the Varshney community represents well-educated strata of society which can boast of having professionals ( Doctors, Engineers, CA’s etc), Civil Servants ( IAS, PCS etc), Entrepreneurs, in addition to the conventional business of trading. Now Varshneys could be found anywhere in India and in most of the developed countries

The first known reference of the term “Varshney” has been in Mahabharat / Gitopadesh when Arjuna had addressed Shri Krishna by this name. Varshneys are the progenies of Shri Akrur Ji Maharaja. Varshney Community is primarily based in western UP and traditionally represents the traders’ community. However, presently our community represents well-educated strata of society which can boast of having professionals ( Doctors, Engineers, CA’s etc), Civil Servants ( IAS, PCS etc), Entrepreneurs, in addition to the conventional business of trading. Now Varshneys could be found anywhere in India and in most of the developed countries.

WHAT is VARSHNEY ?????????????
All we are the follower of "AKRUR JI MAHARAJ" & "LORD SHRI KRISHNA"
VARSHNEY is a cast in indian Hindu genrelrism.
Varshney is also known as "BARAHASAINI" ==> "12+SAINI".

Varshney (or Barahseni) is a version of a name first used by Arjuna to address Krishna in the Mahabharata (Chapter 1, Shloka 41, Swami Sivananda translation). There is some debate over whether Varshneys belong to the Vaishya (merchants and artisans) or Kshatriya (warriors, rulers and politicians) caste.[citation needed]