International Men’s Day: Indian Men Demand “Right to Life” and “Peaceful Existence”

November 20, 2011

Now time has come to highlight International Men’s Day if we need men as seafarers. It is celebrated on November 19th of the year. This year’s theme is “Giving Boys The Best Possible Start In Life”. In India, men demand “right to life” and “peaceful existence”. What are their demands ? Here are the demands [...]

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Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant: Is Plant Location in Tamil Nadu Coast Unsafe ?

October 21, 2011

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP or KNPP) located in Kudankulam of Tamil Nadu State is in the final stage of completion. The project cost to India in 2001 was estimated as US$ 3.5 billion. Now regular protests are going on to scrap KKNPP. The present status of KKNPP are: Unit No 1 of 1000 MWe [...]

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2011: Tata Grande IndiBlogger Meet at Chennai

October 9, 2011

The Tata Grande IndiBlogger Meet was held at Regency Ball Room, Hyatt Regency, Chennai on 09 October 2011. WiFi connectivity was freely available to tweet, browse etc., This is the third blogger meeting attended by me at Chennai. Previously I attended UniverCell Chennai IndiBlogger Meet on 20 March 2010 and Microsoft IndiBlogger Meet on 08 [...]

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Durga Pooja 2011: Maa Durga Immersed in Bay of Bengal at Chennai

October 7, 2011

Durga Pooja 2011 celebrations concluded with the immersion of ‘Maa Durga’ in the Bay of Bengal at Palavakkam Beach, Chennai on the afternoon of 06 October 2011. Here are some photographs:

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SHIPS 2011: “Build Ships – Build India” Seminar by CII and NMF at Kochi (Part 3 of 3)

October 2, 2011

This is the last part of the SHIPS 2011 (Strategies, Human Resources, Infrastructure, Processes and Security) Conference with the theme ‘Build Ships – Build India’ hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and National Maritime Foundation (NMF) at The Gateway Hotel, Kochi, Kerala on 27 and 28 September 2011. The SHIPS 2011: “Build Ships – [...]

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SHIPS 2011: “Build Ships – Build India” Seminar by CII and NMF at Kochi (Part 2 of 3)

October 2, 2011

This is part 2 of 3 of the SHIPS 2011 (Strategies, Human Resources, Infrastructure, Processes and Security) Conference with the theme ‘Build Ships – Build India’ hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and National Maritime Foundation (NMF) at The Gateway Hotel, Kochi, Kerala on 27 and 28 September 2011. The SHIPS 2011: “Build Ships [...]

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SHIPS 2011: “Build Ships – Build India” Seminar by CII and NMF at Kochi (Part 1 of 3)

September 30, 2011

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and National Maritime Foundation (NMF) hosted SHIPS 2011 (Strategies, Human Resources, Infrastructure, Processes and Security) Conference with the theme ‘Build Ships – Build India’ at The Gateway Hotel, Kochi, Kerala on 27 and 28 September 2011. It is worth noting that Kochi in addition to being a major port, is [...]

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SLINEX 2011: Indo – Sri Lanka Joint Naval Exercise of Goodwill and Mutual Cooperation

September 26, 2011

SLINEX 2011, the joint naval exercise between Sri Lanka Navy and Indian Navy commenced off Trincomalee on September 19, 2011 and concluded on September 23, 2011. This joint naval exercise signifies the goodwill, friendly relations and mutual co-operation that exist between India and Sri Lanka. Some interesting features of SLINEX 2011 are: The 05 day [...]

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Round Table Discussion: Indian Ocean – Strategic Interests by ORF and NMF at Chennai

September 20, 2011

A Roundtable Discussion on ‘Indian Ocean – Strategic Interests’ by Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and National Maritime Foundation (NMF) was held at Chennai on September 19, 2011. The discussion was attended by academic community including college students, journalists, diplomats from U.S, Australia, Sri Lanka, serving and retired officers from the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, [...]

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India: Maritime Achievement Award Presented to Commander Dilip Donde

September 17, 2011

The first ever Maritime Achievement Award was presented to Commander Dilip Donde of the Indian Navy, in New Delhi on September 16, 2011 by the Minister of State for Defence, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju. This award was presented during the felicitation function to honor Commander Dilip Donde, the first Indian Sailor to successfully complete a [...]

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India: CII, NMF to Host SHIPS 2011 (Strategies, Human Resources, Infrastructure, Processes and Security) Conference at Kochi

September 16, 2011

We are aware that Ministry of Shipping, Government of India has launched a ten year growth oriented Maritime Agenda: 2010 – 2020 on January 13, 2011. As a follow up to this agenda, within ten days of the release of this agenda, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Southern Region in association with the National [...]

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Chennai 2011: All Faith Memorial Service by National Maritime Foundation, Rotary Club and Ethiraj College

September 15, 2011

‘All Faith Memorial Service’ for Martyrs of Uniformed Services of Independent India was jointly conducted by the National Maritime Foundation (NMF), Rotary Club of Madras Central Aadithya and Ethiraj College for Women at Chennai on September 14, 2011. Some interesting features of the event are: was conducted to pay homage to all martyrs of uniformed [...]

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How AirTel DTH Cheats Customer to Upgrade to HD Recorder?

June 30, 2011

Though this post is not related to marine topic, I’m compelled to post this so that customers can be aware of AirTel DTH in India. What AirTel DTH says in their website/newspaper advertisements is not practically followed by AirTel DTH. Here is my bad experience with AirTel DTH. I wanted to upgrade my AirTel DTH [...]

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Indian Coast Guard Academy to Come Up at Azhikkal, Kerala

May 31, 2011

Indian Coast Guard came into existence on February 01, 1977.  Since then Coast Guard officers are getting trained at Indian Naval Academy. Now the foundation stone for Indian Coast Guard Academy (ICGA) at Azhikkal, Kerala was laid by the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony on May 28, 2011. It is located 20 km south of [...]

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Terrorists Strike Pakistan Naval Air Base PNS Mehran

May 24, 2011

PNS Mehran, the nerve centre of Pakistan’s Naval Air Arm was attacked with an element of surprise by terrorists on the night of May 22, 2011. It took more than 17 hours for the Pakistani security forces to overcome the terrorist attack and to regain control. PNS Mehran is an integrated aviation facility that provides [...]

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