Friday, September 23, 2016

Bookworms rush to Khar on Oct 2 to connect with your first love @ The Reading Social

Bookworms,rush to Khar on Oct 2 to connect with your first love @ The Reading Social

Voracious readers Rashmi Baruah and Sandeep Malhotra, who kicked off The Reading Social,a series of gatherings at a pub or a cafe to engage in silent reading, in the city a month ago, have now launched an “anti-social initiative”, aimed at connecting readers with books without the constraints of technology. The novel initiative seeks to disconnect book lovers from social media and WhatsApp,giving them the opportunity to read in peace.
Speaking about the initiative, Rashmi said, “The Reading Social is a social movement aimed at giving readers the opportunity to enjoy downtime with a book. The platform encourages silent reading and allows book lovers to interact with other bibliophiles. Since reading sessions are held in a bar or cafe, book lovers can get their own books, grab a drink, disconnect from the world and read without interruptions for about three hours.”
After the success of the first session, the second session will be held on the morning of October 2 at Khar Social. Furnishing other details about the initiative,Rashmi said, “My friends and I were always on the lookout for peaceful corners in the city that would allow us to read without disruptions. We would even travel out of the city. After a few gatherings, the group grew in size. This anti-social form of reading was a hit! Around 20 book lovers from across the city attended our first session.”
Readers who join the group are given reading tips, including switching off communication devices and finding a comfortable reading spot. Co-founder Sandeep Malhotra said they were overwhelmed by the response they received for the first session. 
 
“The first session generated word-of-mouth buzz. We have increased the reading time to three hours for the next session. We have about 150 people inquiring about the event already.”


Source: Daily News Analysis dated 21 September 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Best Users of the LIRC (A.Y. 2015-16)

Best Users of the LIRC (A.Y. 2015-16)


Sr. No. Member No's.
1 SHAILIN SHAH 112
2 ASHOK MORE 108
3 SAWANT SHIVANI SANDEEP SUMEDHA 88
4 MANOJ MOLANKAR 88
5 SARVESH NARKAR 86
6 VINIT NEOGI 85
7 TEJASWARARAO MOTAMARRI 85

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Active Users - August 2016

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Active Users – Students
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Nos. of transactions
1
UMANG BHATT
13
2
CHAUHAN AMAN
11
3
SAWANT SHIVANI
11
4
MANOJ MOLANKAR
10
5
KESARKAR KOMAL
10
6
IRAM KHAN
10
7
DEOKAR JAYITA
9
8
NITESH DEORUKHKAR
9
9
SHAILIN SHAH
9
10
MANDAL KUMAR AKSHAT
9
11
PANDYA RIDDHI
9
12
SUMEET SHARMA
8
13
SONI MAYUR
8
14
SONI AKSHAR
8
15
SHUKLA MANAN
8
16
SHARMA ANKITA
8
17
TIWARI ADARSH
8
18
GHOSHAL ARINDAM
8
19
HEGDE ABHISHEK
8
20
CHOVATIYA MEGHA
8
21
ABHIJEET PRABHU
8
22
ANUJ SHASTRI
8
23
SHREYAS MENON
8
24
JOSHI SHUBHAM
8
25
KOLE NAMRATA
8
26
PANKAJ CHAUHAN
8

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Name of the Student
Nos. of Transactions
1
ASST.PROF.KEVIN D'SOUZA (ExTC)
10
2
LECT.MAHIMA PHILIP (FE)
9
3
ASST.PROF.ALVINA ALPHONSO (INFT)
9
4
ASST.PROF.VAISHALI JADHAV (INFT)
9

Friday, April 15, 2016

Active Users of the Library - March 2016

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Sr. No. Member No's. of transactions
1 SAWANT SHIVANI SANDEEP SUMEDHA 18
2 SARVESH NARKAR 14
3 POOJA PANDIT 13
4 SONI MAYUR ASHOK SANGEETA 13
5 TEJASWARARAO MOTAMARRI 13
6 DIVYA KAMAT 13
7 SHAILIN SHAH 12
8 MANOJ MOLANKAR 12
9 EKATA SINGH 11
10 SHINDE APARNA 11

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PLANE PUT TOGETHER ON A CHARKOP TERRACE FEATURES IN MAKE IN INDIA

Plane put together on a Charkop terrace features in Make in India
Top: Charkop resident Amol Yadav at the Make in India Week venue in BKC with his flying machine. He started work to build the plane in 2009, and claims it can soar up to 13,000 ft; above: The aircraft being built on the terrace of Amol Yadav's flat in Charkop
Amol Yadav, a pilot with Jet Airways, spent six years building a six-seater aircraft in a house he shares with 19 family members.

Among a plethora of innovation marvels at the Make in India Week, commencing this evening at the Bandra Kurla Complex, is a six-seater aircraft entirely assembled in a three-BHK flat in Charkop, Kandivali (W).

That the product is no fly-by-night enterprise is certified by none other than the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), which has given the plane the display space alongside some of its own flying machines at Narendra Modi's pet event that is hoping to earn investment to the tune of Rs 4.6 lakh crore.

The plane's maker is Amol Yadav, a 40-year-old deputy chief pilot with Jet Airways, whose obsession with aircraft began in school, found wings during a year-long flying training course in the US, and materialised piece-bypiece over a period of six years in his home in Sukant Society, which he shares with 19 of his family members.

"The terrace attached to our flat is spread over 1,600 sq ft, and has been my workshop. I have been living on the terrace for the last six years," he said. Yadav, an alumni of Patkar College in Goregaon, was inspired to try his hand at assembling planes after he saw flying enthusiasts in the US purchasing phased-out planes and turning them into customised six or 12-seater flying machines.

"I went to the US for training in 1995, and saw a lot of people in the US, middleclass families, assembling used planes to create customised flying machines. I was inspired to do the same in India, and the more I struggled, the more I got obsessed with singlehandedly assembling a plane right here in my home," he said.

Egged on by a supportive family ("My parents chipped in financially, the uncles and the aunts put up with the equipment lying all over the house, and the wife never complained about the noise that went on every night for the last six years"), Yadav has created a plane that can soar up to 13,000 ft at 1,500 ft per minute, and cover a distance of 2,000 km at the top speed of 185 nautical miles per hour.

He didn't want to reveal the exact amount spent on building the plane, but conceded that it cost him a "few crores". "I started building this plane in 2009, and finished work only a few months ago. The plane can accommodate five passengers, and weighs 1,450 kg," Yadav said.

Like all aircraft, Yadav's plane is made of aluminium. It measures 10-fteight-inches in height, and was put together under the guidance of Air Marshal Murali Sundaram, and an advisory panel of the IIT-B professors, under the banner of Thrust Aircraft Company, a firm launched by Yadav. He has applied to the aviation regulator DGCA for permissions to test the aircraft - named TAC 003 - but is yet to hear from them.

The struggle

Apart from the lack of space and paucity of funds, Yadav had to learn to ignore doubters: the so-called wellwishers and friends who ridiculed him for attempting to build a plane in a congested house. "A few of them thought I had lost my mind. I would only talk about planes. They thought I was crazy to be attempting to build one at home," he said.

The struggle could have easily turned bitter. His first effort, in 1998, and the subsequent one in 2001, didn't yield the desired results. "I'm working to build a plane for the last 17 years, considering I started assembling my first plane in 1998. Searching for equipment, arranging the money, and the sheer toil... I have lost count of the sleepless nights," he said.

The biggest challenge was the procurement of the basics: the engine and the navigation system. The family raised money by selling off ancestral jewellery to import the customised piston engine from the US. It is a 350-horse power engine manufactured by Proformance Unlimited, and Yadav's plane falls in the category of the single-engine land air plane (which means it cannot fly over water).

He also had to import the navigational suite -- which is an advanced touch-screen navigation technology - from America. "I dream of playing a part in setting up the Indian domestic air connectivity on the lines of America and Europe. After nearly seven decades of Independence, why are we still not able to build aircraft?" Yadav asked.

He is betting big on Make in India Week, hoping to attract investors. "I'm confident of creating custom-made aircraft. With some backing, I could revolutionise the Indian aviation history," he said. Inputs: Aditya Anand 





















Saturday, March 19, 2016

Display of books on Entrepreneurship


A week-long display from March 14 to 19, 2016 of books on Entrepreneurship was organized for the E-Cell event to be held on 19 March in the Institute. Students were happy to see these books and many were borrowed.
Some of the books are:

1 19595 ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTOR CYCLE MAINTENANCE(Book) On Display  
2 19608 GOOD TO GREAT: WHY SOME COMPANIES MAKE THE LEAP AND OTHERS DON'T(Book) Issued  
3 20592 STAY HUNGRY STAY FOOLISH(Book) Issued  
4 19226 GO KISS THE WORLD: LIFE LESSONS FOR THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL(Book) On Display  
5 19227 OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITH PROJECT PROFILES(Book) On Display  
6 19230 HOW TO START YOUR OWN EXPORT BUSINESS(Book) On Display  
7 19228 SELECT AND START YOUR OWN INDUSTRY(Book) Issued  
8 19231 PROFITABLE SMALL, COTTAGE AND HOME INDUSTRIES(Book) On Display  
9 19232 BEST BUSINESSES YOU CAN START WITH ALMOST NO COST(Book) On Display  
10 19233 GROW RICH BY STARTING YOUR OWN BUSNESS(Book) On Display  
11 19234 FIFTY PROJECTS TO START WITH FIVE LAKHS(Book) On Display  
12 19235 BEST HOME BUSINESSES TO START WITH JUST FIFTY THOUSAND(Book) On Display  
13 19236 STOP DREAMING: START YOUR OWN BUSINESS(Book) On Display  
14 19237 WHAT NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU ABOUT STARTING YOUR BUSINESS: FACILITIES AND PROCEDURES FOR ENTREPRENEURS(Book) On Display  
15 19238 SECRETS FOR MAKING BIG PROFITS FROM YOUR BUSINESS WITH EXPORT GUIDELINES(Book) On Display  
16 19239 SELECTED PROJECTS TO START WITH THIRTY LAKHS(Book) On Display  
17 19241 SELECTED PROJECTS TO START WITH THIRTY FIVE LAKHS(Book) On Shelf  
18 19240 SELECTED PROJECTS TO START WITH FIFTEEN LAKHS(Book) On Display  
19 19242 DETAILED PROJECT PROFILES ON SELECTED HI-TECH PROJECTS(Book) On Display  
20 19596 PRINCE, THE(Book) On Display  
21 19597 REALITY CHECK: THE IRREVERENT GUIDE TO OUTSMARTING, OUTMANAGING AND OUTMARKETING YOUR COMPETITION(Book) On Display  
22 19598 GETTING THINGS DONE: HOW TO ACHIEVE STRESS-FREE PRODUCTIVITY(Book) On Shelf  
23 19599 FOUR-HOUR WORK WEEK: ESCAPE 9 - 5, LIVE ANYWHERE AND JOIN THE NEW RICH(Book) Issued  
24 19604 LOSING MY VIRGINITY: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY(Book) Issued  
25 19606 THE PRIZE: THE EPIC QUEST FOR OIL, MONEY AND POWER(Book) On Display  
26 19609 THE INFORMATION: A HISTORY, ATHEORY, A FLOOD(Book) On Display  
27 19610 BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: HOWTO CREATE UNCONTROLLED MARKET SPACE AND MAKE THE COMPETITION IRRELEVANT(Book) On Display  
28 19612 THE KNOWLEDGE ENTREPRENEUR: HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN CREATE, MANAGE AND PROFIT FROM INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL(Book) On Display  
29 19613 INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: PRACTICE AND PRINCIPLES(Book) On Display  
30 19614 ENTREPRENEURSHIP: NEW VENTURE CREATION(Book) On Display  
31 19615 ENTREPEDIA: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR IN INDIA(Book) On Display  
32 19616 THE BACKROOM BRIGADE: HOW A FEW INTREPID ENTREPRENEURS BROUGHT THE WORLD TO INDIA(Book) On Display  
33 19617 BUILT TO LAST: SUCCESSFUL HABITS OF VISIONARY COMPANIES(Book) On Display  
34 19619 BRICK BY RED BRICK: RAVI MATTHAI AND THE MAKING OF IIM AHMEDABAD(Book) On Display  
35 19618 ENTREPRENEUR'S TOOLKIT: TOLS AND TEHNIQUES TO LAUNCH AND GROW YOUR NEW BUSINESS(Book) On Display  
36 19828 THE INNOVATOR'S DILEMMA(Book) On Display  
37 19829 TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN(Book) On Display  
38 19830 THE POWER BROKER: ROBERT MOSES AND THE FALL OF NEW YORK(Book) On Display  
39 19831 THE TRIBAL LEADERSHIP: LEVERAGING NATURAL GROUPS TO BUILD A THRIVING ORGANIZATION(Book) On Display  
40 19832 FOUNDERS AT WORK: STORIES OF STARTUPS' EARLY DAYS(Book) On Display  
41 19833 ENCHANTMENT: HOW TO WOO, INFLUENCE AND PERSUADE(Book) On Display  
42 19835 THE HABIT OF WINNING: STORIES TO INSPIRE, MOTIVATE AND UNLEASH THE WINNER WITHIN(Book) Issued  
43 19836 UNUSUAL PEOPLE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY(Book) On Display  
44 19837 MBA AT SIXTEEN: A TEENAGER'S GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF BUSINESS(Book) On Display  
45 19852 MANAGEMENT IN NEW AGE: WESTERN WINDOWS EASTERN DOORS(Book) On Display  
46 19853 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP(Book) On Display  
47 19854 IT HAPPENED IN INDIA: THE STORY OF PANTALOONS, BIG BAZAAR, CENTRAL AND THE GREAT INDIAN CONSUMER(Book) On Display  
48 19855 FINANCE FOR ENTREPRENEURS(Book) On Display  
49 19856 CORPORATE CHAMPIONS: EXCELLENT COMPANIES OF INDIA(Book) On Display  
50 19857 OF POVERTY AND PLASTIC: SCAVENGING AND SCRAP TRADING ENTREPRENEURS IN INDIA'S URBAN INFORMAL ECONOMY(Book) On Display  
51 20168 BILL GATES SPEAKS: INSIGHT FROM THE WORLD'S GREATEST ENTREPRENEUR(Book) On Display  
52 20436 ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT(Book) On Display  
53 20437 THE HIGH PERFORMANCE ENTREPRENEUR: GOLDEN RULES FOR SUCCESS IN TODAY'S WORLD(Book) On Display  
54 20438 PILOTING PALM: THE INSIDE STORY OF PLAM, HANDSPRING AND THE BIRTH OF THE BILLION-DOLLAR HANDHELD INDUSTRY(Book) On Display  
55 20456 VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTING: THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK FOR INVESTING IN PROVATE BUSINESSES FOR OUTSTANDING PROFITS(Book) Missing  
56 20457 PEAK: HOW GREAT COMPANIES GET THEIR MOJO FROM MASLOW(Book) On Display  
57 20493 CONNECT THE DOTS: THE INSPIRING STORIES OF TWENTY ENTREPRENEURS WITHOUT AN MBA WHO DARED TO FIND THEIR OWN PATH(Book) On Display  
58 20593 CONNECT THE DOTS: THE INSPIRING STORIES OF TWENTY ENTREPRENEURS WITHOUT AN MBA WHO DARED TO FIND THEIR OWN PATH(Book) On Display  
59 20494 LEAVING MICROSOFT TO CHANGE THE WORLD: AN ENTREPRENEUR'S QUEST TO EDUCATE THE WORLD'S CHILDREN(Book) On Display  
60 20594 I HAVE A DREAM(Book) On Display  
61 20595 FOLLOW EVERY RAINBOW: THE INSPIRING STORIES OF 25 WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WHOSE GENTLE TOUCH CREATED STRONG BUSINESS(Book) Issued  
62 20601 WORLD CHANGERS: ENTREPRENEURS WHO CHANGED BUSINESS AS WE KNEW IT(Book) On Shelf  
63 20763 MAKING SILICON VALLEY: INNOVATION AND THE GROWTH OF HI-TECH, 1930-1970(Book) On Display  
64 21813 CII ENTREPRENEUR'S HANDBOOK(Book) On Shelf  
65 22205 HOW TO BUILD A MILLION DOLLAR APP: DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS OF OUR TIME(Book) Issued  
66 22223 E-INNOVATION: TRENDS AND APPLICATIONS(Book) On Display   

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