Saturday, July 10, 2010

XLRI Alumni Meet - 17th July 2010 - Singapore


We have quite a quorum confirmed for 17th! We have 29 people confirmed and 7 maybes!! Really excited to see the excitement and enthusiasm!!

We need one help from you - Pls confirm that you can make it and weather your spouse/better half will accompany you to the event. We will be making booking and payments based on your confirmation. So pls confrim your participation . Especially if you were a "maybe" till now. 

You can send me a uni-cast email to update me. 

2 updates from the organizing team
a) Location - We are looking to confirm Ivory at Clarke Quay.  Its promising us a great dinner, lots to drink and a dance floor J
b) Costs - we are looking at about $50/person – including dinner and drinks.

So be ready to put on your partying shoes! See you all on 17th!

On behalf of organizing team (Ramesh, Manisha, Ajit)

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Media Direction Finds Its Next President In Chintamani Rao (74BMD) - XLRI


Les Margulis quits as President of R K SWAMY BBDO’s Media Direction; Rao comes in here from Times Global Broadcasting.
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | July 2, 2010

Ex-Times Global Broadcasting Chintamani Rao will join R K SWAMY BBDO’s Media Direction on 5th July, 2010 to replace Les Margulis. Les Margulis has put in his papers as President at Media Direction.

RK Swamy Hansa Group’s official has confirmed the development to

Prior to joining Media Direction, Chintamani Rao was made Vice Chairman in December 2009 at TGBCL to play a mentoring and strategic role for all the television businesses of Bennett, Coleman & Company Limited. Before that Rao took charge as CEO of Times Now in February 2008 by replacing Sunil Lulla who replaced him later in December last year.

Till 2005 Rao was associated with the advertising industry before joining India TV as CEO in September 2005.

He also, is the industry-appointed man to spearhead BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council) as its Chairman, along with that he is one of the Board of Directors for NBA 2008-09.

Prior to taking on the role at India TV, Rao has 30 years of experience in the advertising industry, where he was associated with Universal McCann, and was responsible for all the non-advertising businesses of the group, including Result McCann (direct marketing and event management). In his advertising career, he has also been associated with other agencies such as O&M and Lintas, and has done stints in India and abroad.

Kim (99PMIR) on BBC this Sunday

Feels extremely weird to be posting about myself, but then a BBC International Report is worth it right? :)

Just did a food photo shoot with BBC for their program "India Business Report".

It will be aired this Sunday,  4th of July at 11am and 10pm IST.

Its a section on International food in India and I cooked a Thai Glass Noodle Salad. Will be posting the recipe soon on my food blog

Very excited as this is the first time someone other than the husband has recorded me cooking :)

Here are the timings for those countries where we have the most friends, for other countries, please check the timing online at

India: 11:00 & 22:00 (11am & 10pm)
Egypt: 8:30 & 19:30
USA (Pacific) : 9:30 - repeat (There may be a show on Saturday) and another repeat at 17:30
Canada (Eastern) : 1:30am, 12:30 & 20:30
UAE: 9:30 & 20:30
Germany: 18:30 - repeat (There may be a show on Saturday)
UK: 17:30 - repeat (There may be a show on Saturday)


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