Posts tagged ‘ahmedabad’

Gujarat International Finance Tech-City – GIFT

Projected to be completed by 2017, GIFT is conceptualized as a global financial and IT services hub, a first of its kind in India, designed to be at or above par with globally benchmarked financial centers. It shall be supported by state of the art internal infrastructure encompassing all basic urban infrastructure elements along with an excellent external connectivity.

The Project Site for GIFT is located at a distance of about 12 kms from the Ahmedabad International Airport and 8 kms from Gandhinagar. The site is in close proximity to the National Highway (NH8) which is a four lane facility and connects Ahmedabad and Delhi on its western periphery. The western periphery of the site abuts the Sabarmati river banks.

Landmark Buildings:

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s Dream Project:

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GIFT would be designed to meet the following needs:


Business environment

State-of-the art infrastructure benchmarked to global standards

Integrated townships

Potential for being structured as an SEZ with associated benefits

The infrastructure that could exist at GIFT is briefly articulated hereafter:

  1. Completely Wired City: GIFT would be completely wired City equipped with High Speed IP based networks.
  2. Connectivity to International Fibre Landing System (IFLS): It is proposed to have firm links and connectivity to IFLS for GIFT to ensure infinite bandwidth.
  3. Wireless Access for Mobile users: The GIFT would offer ubiquitous broadband access, which will encourage work productivity, personal communication and entertainment on the go.
  4. Intelligent Buildings Services: The GIFT would use technology in building intelligent buildings
  5. Data Centres: The GIFT would build Information Data Centre (IDC) buildings in secure locations, fully connected to various premises within the proposed GIFT. The data centres would be equipped with disaster recovery facilities.
  6. Shared IT Services Centres: A high-tech totally wired city with advanced Data Centre facility would give rise to Shared Services Centres (SSCs). SSCs would focus on providing commonly used on-line transactional processing helping in providing plug-and-play solutions to the various businesses. This would also include access to National and Global Stock Markets.

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November 15, 2008 at 5:20 am 2 comments

OnYoMo – Local Search Engine

OnYoMo On Your Move../..Mobile../..Mood../../.. is a web2.0 application.
It’s local, India centric search engine. Well most of us are curious about the new start-ups, new restaurants in neighbourhood, travel agents for air/railway/bus ticket booking and so on and so forth.
How many of us have time to track all the information? Well it seems OnYoMo has.

Imagine a situation, when your friend from Delhi on visit to Mumbai asks you about good courier services in Church Gate area.  You start pulling your hair, don’t know what to reply. Don’t worry bookmark this site on your browser and your Mobile. It will be a real handy tool when you want the right information. Further, you can sms the contact details of the courier to your friend. After all A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED!!!



If you have a GPRS enabled Mobile, you can save restaurant numbers providing home delivery, hospital numbers providing emergency services direct from You need not retype the information. You may also call up the restaurant straight from the window of your browser.

Mobile Version can be accessed here:
It provides coverage on the following cities:
Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Goa, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Indore, Nagpur, Surat, Luknow and Bhopal.
OnYoMo covers the above cities extensively and provides quality information on products and services in the following categories:

  • Automobiles
  • Ayurveda
  • Beauty Saloon
  • Book Stores
  • Chemists
  • Computer Servicing
  • Cooking Gas
  • Courier Services
  • Cyber Cafe
  • Education Institutes
  • Electronics
  • Embassies
  • Emergency Services
  • Florists
  • Footwear
  • GiftShops
  • Gymnasium
  • Homeopathy
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Jewellery
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Music
  • Opticians
  • Packers and Movers
  • Pest Control
  • Photography
  • Real Estate
  • Sports Goods
  • Taxi Services
  • Tour and Travel
  • Utilities
  • Valuers
  • Watches
  • Wine Shops

Still in my view, the database is evolving. It requires strong participation of users. I am sure that once that’s done, your yellow pages would see the dustbin!


November 12, 2008 at 10:21 am 1 comment


Tata Motors begins construction at Nano plant site

The Northcot Farm here is abuzz with activities as Tata Motors has begun the construction work for relocation of its mother plant of Nano car from Singur in West Bengal. Pillars for the construction of plant’s boundary wall have been fixed and hectic preparations are underway to build the main plant building.

November 8, 2008 at 6:53 pm Leave a comment

Email as described by Adil Mansuri

કોઈ દિવસ ઢાઈ અક્ષર ક્યાં લખે ઈ-મેલમાં,
દુનિયાભરના વાયરસ એ મોકલે ઈ-મેલમાં.

ખાનગી વાતો બધી કરતા રહે એ ફોરવર્ડ,
બેવફાઈને નવો રસ્તો મળે ઈ-મેલમાં.

હોટ મેલે મળશે અથવા મળશે યાહૂ ડોટ પર,
મોટા ભાગે બે જ સરનામા હશે ઈ-મેલમાં.

જોતજોતામાં પડછાયા દિગંબર થૈ જતા,
ક્લિક કરો ને આવરણ સૌ ઊતરે ઈ-મેલમાં.

રાતદિવસ અક્ષરો ઘૂંટાય છે કી બોર્ડ પર,
સ્પર્શ એના ટેરવાંઓનો હશે ઈ-મેલમાં.

હા વતનની ધૂળ ખાવા જાઉં પાછો દોસ્તો,
પ્લેનની જ્યારે ટિકિટ સસ્તી મળે ઈ-મેલમાં.

જોતજોતામાં ગઝલ ઈ-મેલની આવી ચડી,
બેઠા બેઠા મોકલું તેને બધે ઈ-મેલમાં.

શું કરી શકીએ પછી આદિલ જો સરવર ડાઉન હો?
કાગળો હાથે લખ્યા ક્યાં જૈ શકે ઈ-મેલમાં?!

Adil Mansuri

November 7, 2008 at 11:30 am Leave a comment


થાકી જશો શરીરેની સાથે ફરી ફરી
હોવાપણાનો ભાર નહીં જીરવી શકો

મિત્રો ને શત્રુઓથી બચી નીકળો પછી
પડછાયાનો પ્રહાર નહીં જીરવી શકો

મૃત્યુનો ઘા કદાચ તમે જાવ જીરવી
જીવનનો બેઠ્ઠો માર નહીં જીરવી શકો

મૂકીએ ગઝલના ચોકે બનાવીને બાવલું
માથે સતત હગાર નહીં જીરવી શકો

Adil Mansuri

November 7, 2008 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

Ahmedabad as described by Adil Mansuri

નદીની રેતમાં રમતું નગર મળે ન મળે,
ફરી આ દ્રશ્ય સ્મૃતિપટ ઉપર મળે ન મળે.

ભરી લો શ્વાસમાં એની સુગંધનો દરિયો,
પછી આ માટીની ભીની અસર મળે ન મળે.

પરિચિતોને ધરાઈને જોઈ લેવા દો,
આ હસતા ચહેરા; આ મીઠી નજર મળે ન મળે.

ભરી લો આંખમાં રસ્તાઓ, બારીઓ, ભીંતો,
પછી આ શહેર, આ ગલીઓ, આ ઘર મળે ન મળે.

રડી લો આજ સંબંધોને વીંટળાઈ અહીં,
પછી કોઈને કોઈની કબર મળે ન મળે.

વળાવા આવ્યા છે એ ચ્હેરા ફરશે આંખોમાં,
ભલે સફરમાં કોઈ હમસફર મળે ન મળે.

વતનની ધૂળથી માથુ ભરી લઉં ‘આદિલ’,
અરે આ ધૂળ પછી ઉમ્રભર મળે ન મળે.

Adil Mansuri

November 7, 2008 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

Manav Na thai Shakyo to e Ishwar Bani Gayo!

Adil Mansuri

Adil Mansuri

Manav na thai shakyo to e ishwar bani gayo….
je kai bani gayo e barabar bani gayo…

Adil Mansuri

Adil Mansuri

Adil Mansuri – He was a poet, an artist, a calligrapher, a play-writer, a great husband and a kind father

The legend of modern Urdu and Gujarati ghazal once wrote a couplet in Gujarati, his mother tongue: Marya pachheej aa sapnu phale Adil, Vatan ni maati ma dharbayela rahevanu (One has to die to realise the dream of being buried in his native land.)

When he left for the US about two-and-a-half decades ago, he had a premonition that made him write his famous ghazal that starts with: “Nadi ni ret ma ramtu nagar male na male…”

The freshness of his thought won instant attraction from all sides both in Gujarati and Urdu.

In fact, Gujarati ghazal will always remain indebted to him for guiding its poets out of the traditional mould and giving them the courage to break free from the shackles of tradition.

A calligrapher par excellence, Mansuri has left behind more than 3,000 works.

He will always be remembered as a great poet and a noble man.

The following is a statement written by Adil Mansuri for the Indo-American Arts Council Art Exhibition:

An Endless Journey into Curiosity – Adil Mansuri

Born in 1936 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, Gujarati is both my native language and mother tongue. I later learned Arabic, the language of the Quran, in a local Madrassa. The very same year of my birth, my Father performed the Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah. He was led by a Moallim (teacher), Syed Abdullah Ba’Faqih, who would later play a key role in my journey into curiosity.

In 1947, a country divided and become two and prompted my father’s curiosity. The following year, in 1948, he embarked on a direct train to Karachi to discover opportunities in a newly born country. He settled there for 8 years with 10 children – 5 girls and 5 boys. Of those 10, I am the eldest amongst boys.

I began attending school in Karachi and a new language, Urdu, curiously entered my world. In 1952, My father’s Moallim, Syed Abdullah Ba’Faqih visited us in Karachi and stayed with us. It was at this time that I would learn Calligraphy from him, and later on begin writing poems, especially Urdu Ghazals Several years later in 1955, having suffered a stroke and heart attack, my father returned to India and struggled to resettle in our native land.

After we returned to India, I continued writing, poems, and now plays – this time in Gujarati. I published several collections, many of which were well received and bestowed several awards. Around the same time, I spent time with Piraji Sagara and became inspired to experiment with art and oil paintings on canvas. This led to solo shows in Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai and Sansakar Kendra in Ahmedabad, sponsored by Sarabhai’s Darpan Academy.

1985 brought us new opportunities for curiosity with our migration to the United States. Settled in New Jersey, I participated in shows and poetry recital programs (mushaira) across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Middle East, and India.

The technological revolution has established itself as the essence of the the 21st Century. It has also sparked my curiosity, as these days, I engage in creating digital arts, as well as oil on canvas, and writing poetry. I am curious about shapes, colors, forms, light, horizon, time, language, scripts, and everyday I move ahead into curiosity, my endless journey.

જયારે પ્રણયની જગમાં શરૂઆત થઈ હશે

ત્યારે પ્રથમ ગઝલની રજૂઆત થઈ હશે

પહેલા પવનમાં કયારે હતી આટલી મહેક

રસ્તામાં તારી સાથે મુલાકાત થઈ હશે

ઘૂંઘટ ખૂલ્યો હશે અને ઊઘડી હશે સવાર

ઝૂલ્ફો ઢળી હશે ને પછી રાત થઈ હશે.

ઊતરી ગયા છે ફૂલોના ચહેરા વસંતમાં

તારા જ રૂપરંગ વિશે વાત થઈ હશે

‘આદિલ’ને તે દિવસથી મળ્યું દર્દ દોસ્તો

દુનિયાની જે દિવસથી શરૂઆત થઈ હશે

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November 7, 2008 at 7:45 am Leave a comment

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