Tag Archives: Gujarat

Defination of Fragrance of Joint Family


Joint Family



Happy Holi with Dhirendra

Happy Holi with Dhirendra

Dhyaan Dhirendra Patel

Gujarat bags 290 more PG medical seats

Good morning friends.  The Medical Council of India has gifted wannabe doctors of Gujarat with 290 more seats for post-graduate medical courses. Nationwide, the seat increase is 3,791.

The change is effective from the academic year 2010-11. This jump in seats is attributed to a new set of rules introduced by MCI recently where every professor can take care of two students. Earlier, one professor was limited to one student. This has effectively doubled the capacity.

Correspondingly, the number of PG seats has jumped to 18,000. The primary beneficiaries of this seat increase will be government-run medical colleges like BJ Medical College and NHL Municipal Medical College in Ahmedabad, Vadodara Medical College and government medical colleges in Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar.

Nationwide, Andhra Pradesh has bagged the most seats with 611, followed by Maharashtra (476). Gujarat is at No.6 with 290 seats.

“Students hailing from poor economic backgrounds will benefit from this increase. Now, deserving students can get admission without having to worry about exorbitant capitation fees. The students will no longer need to contend with hefty fee structure of private colleges,” said Ketan Desai, president of MCI.  – The Times of India


Happy Uttarayan from Gujarat


Happy Uttarayan to All

from Dhirendra from Gujarat.

May this 2010 1st feastival

bring Happiness to your life. 

I wish you and your family a very

Happy Makar Sankranthi. 


Prayer, music mark Doot’s centenary gala

Good morning friends.  The Doot’s centenary gala was marked with prayer and music.  Everyone expressed their joy in  participating the activities. 

On Sunday afternoon, buses, cars, bikes and atuo-rickshaws crowded outside St Xavier’s Loyola High School in Ahmedabad as people from across Gujarat gathered to attend the centenary year celebrations of Doot, a Catholic monthly.

The event witnessed first-of-its kind celebrations because it is the second Gujarati monthly magazine to reach the 100-year landmark, but the first one to rejoice it on such a scale.

The event started off with a prayer, followed by the unveiling of much-awaited Doot’s centenary edition and exhibition. As the evening progressed, a cultural program featuring classical dances, a documentary film on Doot’s journey, commemoration of Doot’s heartfelt articles since its first publication in 1911 and live music added to the mood of celebrations.

Presence of John Canis, Philip Clark, Bishop Thomas Parmar, Father Cedric Prakash, Jaswant Macwan and almost every writer who contributed to Doot in last 100 years added joy to the already blissful occasion.

Though today’s celebration concluded in Ahmedabad, the spirit of festivity will be carried forward as Doot celebrates its platinum jubilee in Rajkot, New Jersey (US), Vayra and Anand later this year. – The Times of India

Podar school set to enter Gujarat

Good morning friends.  It’s good to hear that one International School will set to enter Gujarat.  Many parents will be glad as they can enroll their kids to a good school.

Podar International School is all set to enter Gujarat by opening a school in Ahmedabad from the beginning of academic year in June 2010.

The school will open in Chandkheda and offer both CBSE as well as Cambridge curriculum.

Talking to TOI on Tuesday, Podar Education and Sports Trust president Swati Popat said, “Apart from Ahmedabad, Podar International School will be opening in Bangalore, Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Jalgaon, and Karad in June 2010. It is our mission to take quality education to towns and cities where students do not have easy access to it.”

The trust’s joint managing director Harsh Kodar pointed that all their 27 schools educate 40,000 students annually and are consistently rated as the best school both locally as well as nationwide. He said, “We hope to do the same in Ahmedabad with state-of-the-art IT techniques and infrastructure.”

After establishing itself successfully in various cities of Maharashtra including Nashik, Jalna, Aurangabad, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Ambegaon, Chakan, Kalyan and Nerul, Podar Education and Sports Trust had opened a school in Karnataka last year. – The Times of India

IBM to help create ‘Little Africa’ in Gujarat

Good morning friends.  I am glad to know that IBM will facilitate in the creation of “Little Africa” in the city of Gujarat.  This means a lot to youth as there will be an employment opportunities.  So it will be a good  information to many especially to Gujarat people 

In a bid to provide employment to youth of the African-origin Sidi community settled in Saurashtra, Gujarat government has planned to create a ‘Little Africa’ on the fringes of Gir forest by developing a theme-based resort. 

The resort to be developed on 25 acres of land would be promoted by global giant IBM. The tribal development department of the state government has entered into a tie-up with IBM India for the project.

“The Rs 10-crore project, excluding the cost of land, would be fully funded by the Gujarat government. IBM will provide expertise to select a private partner to run the resort. It will also provide consultancy to market this ‘Little Africa’ across the world to lure maximum tourists,” said Per Yorgansen, project manager, IBM Denmark, who is in Ahmedabad for IBM’s Corporate Service Corps (CSC) program.

Pallavi Shukla, senior consultant to the state government for the project, said that development work would start by March 2010 and the resort would be functional in three years.

“Around 200 Sidi youth will get direct employment. Besides, there would be plenty of indirect employment opportunities as a ‘gram haat’ to display Sidi handicraft will be set up. Every evening there would be cultural events featuring Sidi ‘Dhamal’ dance troupe, which is very popular,” said Shukla.

The resort would be a replica of a typical Sidi village. Even interiors of all the 30 rooms would have an African touch. A museum would display various facets of Sidi life in and around Gir, especially their interface with the Asiatic Lions.

The Sidi community came to India from East Africa as slaves around 500 years ago. Their population is currently 10,000 in Gujarat, concentrated mainly on the periphery of the Gir forest in Junagadh district.   The Times of India

Programmers make Gujarati Operating System a reality (1 of 2)

Good morning friends.  It’s a good thing to know that there are some programmers which will make Gujarati Operating System in reality.  This means that it will be a big and good progress.

A quiet revolution in the confines of a computer’s Disk Operating System (DOS) is causing a stir among the software enthusiasts across Gujarat. Linux and other parallel open source programmers from the state have finally made the dream of an Operating System (OS) in Gujarati a reality.

According to the programmers, the best part of Utkarsh, as the Operating System is called is that like all other open source operating system, it can be freely downloaded from the site http://www.utkarsh.org.

Kartik Mistry, an IT professional from Ahmedabad and the founding member of the Linux users’ group said: “Utkarsh is a mission to ensure that the benefits of IT reaches every Gujarati through a local language interface and easy to understand software. We developed Utkarsh in 2004 and kept adding various elements to it with the help of several programmers spread across the state and country.”

Meanwhile, Mistry said that among the most important features of Utkarsh is the Gujarati dictionary by prominent UK-based industrialist Ratilal Chandaria. “For the last 20 years, Chandaria did painstaking research to prepare the dictionary, which we have included in Utkarsh’s database. It consists of approximately 1,163,292 words for explaining 1,49,709 Gujarati words with their meaning specified with their grammatical forms,” he added.

Ahmedabad company launches open source logging, reporting solution
Even as the state government is yet to decide if it should go for open source software for official use, an Ahmedabad-based company, Elitcore Technologies, has come up with an open source logging and reporting solution to harness the potential of students.


Weak monsoon threatens India

Good morning friends.  India was facing the biggest drought of the century because of delayed and weak monsoon.  There is a weak monsoon that threatens India.    I am sure that many will suffer. 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday, Aug 10 has decided to reduce its estimated rainfall from 93 percent to 87 percent as the monsoon showed no sign of recovery in the country. 

For the first time the Met has revised its weather forecast in these many years. The monsoon has become more unpredictable in the first week of Aug while only southern Karnataka, Gujarat and Orissa have received rains in excess of the long-term average between Jun 1 and Aug 5. 

IMD Director General Ajit Tyagi told to media that the first 10 days of this month had been specially disappointing for the monsoon, making this downward revision necessary. 

He also said, “There has been a prolonged dry spell since Jul 29. Some revival is being seen today with Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Orissa getting rains. But clearly the rainfall is not according to our expectations. The rainfall distribution has also been skewed.” 

The IMD which earlier had predicted to get 101 percent of rainfall in Aug, now they have decided to come down to 90 percent and so. Tyagi also added that the next week was going to be ‘extremely crucial’ for the monsoon this season. Oneindia