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					     “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in
           overalls and looks like work” ~ Thomas Edison



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                       Smart Technology, Smarter Homes…


        How many times have you been in your car and suddenly remembered that you’ve
forgotten to switch off the light, fan or air conditioner on in your bedroom. Or worse, still
wondered if you’ve switched off the geyser in the bath? These are common slips that
happen to the best of us.
        Imagine a home that lets you see who is at the door, helps you regulate smoke and
fire alarms that warns you of a gas leak – all by the click of a mouse. It also sends you a
warning SMS if a window pane is broken or a light is left on. What’s more, you can
operate your household appliances while working on the computer.
        This is not a description of a scene from a science flick. This is what happens
when you are a part of a Smart Home society. Sounds unbelievable? But it’s true!
        Smart Homes are equipped with a wireless sensor network developed by the
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D). It is all set to make life easier for busy
professionals. The sensor network makes it possible to connect the entire house
wirelessly. Brace yourself as Lakshish Group plans to use this technology in its upcoming

(Ref.: Hindustan Times, New Delhi /

                          London to Dhaka in 23 days…


       In what would be perhaps the world’s greatest railway journey, a new rail link, to
be opened this year, will enable one to undertake a 23-day journey by train from London
to Dhaka via New Delhi. India has earmarked 90 million pounds to extend the vast rail
network towards its border with Burma. China, a big supporter of the project, is
spending billions on extending rail lines to its Burmese border.
       The Trans-Asia railway network stretching over 11,265km will follow one of the
Silk Roads through Istanbul, Tehran, Lahore and Delhi. The journey, already being
described as “the greatest journey” by train enthusiasts.
       The journey longer than the Trans-Siberian railway is righteously said to promote
International Peace!

(Ref.: The Times of India / /TransAsiaRailway.jpg)
          Gorai, Bhayander-Vasai bridges to reduce travel times…


        While Bandra-Worli Sea Link has awed many with the striking design and
structure, Borivali too, will soon boast of a similar bridge as Maharashtra State Road
Development Corporation (MSRDC) is planning construction of a cable stayed bridge
here as well.
        Two such cable-stayed bridges are being planned – one between Borivali Jetty
and Gorai Jetty another between Bhayander-Vasai creek for vehicular traffic. This will
be done on deposit construction basis, which means MMRDA will provide the funds and
MSRDC will carry out the construction work.
        Even villagers and residents of Gorai find traveling very cumbersome, as it takes
hours to reach the other side of the city. Once the Borivali Bridge is in place, one can
reach Borivali Jetty, and same will also hold true for the Bhayander-Vasai Bridge as

(Ref.: The Times of India /
            Private Airport Proposal Passes with ‘Flying’ Colors…


         The government’s decision to allow private parties to develop airports, airstrips
and helicopters for public and private use has opened a Pandora’s Box!
         Two private airports – in Durgapur (West Bengal) and Bokaro (Jharkhand) – are
in the final stages of getting the go-ahead from the civil aviation ministry and the policy
announcement is a shot in the arm of both. Now, all proposals for private airports,
airstrips and helipads for private use can be cleared by the Directorate General of Civil
Aviation (DGCA) itself as it would not require any Cabinet approval.
         Lakshish Group and other private developers can now build and operate private
airports. So exciting times ahead for everyone!

(Ref.: Hindustan Times /

             Cidco plans Four Skywalks for Satellite Township…


        Within a span of 25-30 years of its original plan, Navi Mumbai is almost reaching
its target population of 2 million. CIDCO has, therefore, embarked upon an ambitious
mission to upgrade the city and its infrastructure. One of them includes four skywalks in
the satellite township, similar to the one in Bandra.
        The probable sites where skywalks will come up include Turbhe, Kharghar,
Belapur and Sanpada. In Kharghar, the skywalk will bypass the busy National Highway
– 4B.

(Ref.: The Times of India /

                       Mumbai – The Dawn of Evolution…

       Mumbai the economic/financial capital of India needs no introduction. The
changing face of Mumbai has been ever so amusing. The city of big dreams and bigger
accomplishments, a city that has developed at the speed of knots. A city where heritage
meets modernization and glamour meets serenity.

        The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking has
changed the face of its red fleet of buses. The Made in China buses are already in service
on longer routes, and commuters have asked for more on all routes. The idea behind
getting these hi-end buses was to give a comfortable travel to private car owners, who
can keep their cars back home and instead take the bus to work.
        The first phase of Mumbai Metro from Versova-Andheri to Ghatkopar gets a
Chinese touch. No hanging out from footboards and no rooftop travels. Each train will
have four air-conditioned coaches with closed doors, which will run on standard gauge –
4ft by 8.5 inches. Passengers will have to swipe smart cards to enter and exit the train.

        Lakhs of commuters in the city will be able to use the monorail route from Jacob
Circle to Chembur when it is ready three years from now. There will be 18 stops on the
24-kms route which will pass via Wadala and several prominent city roads en route to
Chembur. The monorail will have an average cruising speed of 31-kms per hour with a
maximum of 80-kms per hour. It will have four coaches and each will have the capability
of carrying 175 passengers. For this a monorail coach yard at Wadala will be
constructed on eight hectares of government land near the truck terminal.
        Mumbai will get a new landmark with the completion of the work on the 5.8 km
long Bandra-Worli Sea Link project. The link provides a fast moving outlet from South
Mumbai to the suburbs in the west. This link will also help in reducing the present
congestion on the Mahim Causeway (which is the only available link at present between
suburbs and South Mumbai) and Western Express Highway. If all goes well, then the
much delayed Rs. 1,634-crore sea link, described as one of the modern sights of India,
will be thrown open for regular use on December 31, 2008.

         Western Express Highway has several bottlenecks which slow down traffic during
the peak hours. One such bottlenecks was replaced by a 715 meter flyover, stretching
from Vile Parle to Santacruz that was partly opened to two-way traffic on Tuesday-15th
July, 2008. Work to complete the flyover continues. Earlier, it would take as much as an
hour to cover the distance between Andheri and Mahim. However, on Tuesday, it took the
commuters only 24 minutes. Once completely ready, the flyover hopes to get rid of the
traffic bottlenecks at the busy Santacruz Airport Junction.


       Lifestyle Inflation

       As disposable income go up, so do our living standards and desires. We tend to
acquire expensive tastes and desires. This could also be attributed to the availability of a
number of options.

        The simplest example at hand is of watching movies. You may have been content
going to an ordinary theatre, few years ago. However, higher salaries and emergence of
hoards of multiplexes, spoiling you for choices will, most likely, lure you into higher
spending. In simple terms, your ticket cost jumps from Rs. 100 to Rs. 250. Now, the
wholesale price index, from where the headline inflation is derived, does not include
these costs. This is what you spend on maintaining a lifestyle that you desire; hence it is
termed lifestyle inflation.

A big, burly man visited the pastor’s home and asked to see the minister’s wife, a woman
                          well known for her charitable impulses.
“Madam,” he said in a broken voice, “I wish to draw your attention to the terrible plight
 of a poor family in this district. The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the
nine children are starving. They are about to be turned into the cold, empty streets unless
                    someone pays their rent, which amounts to $400.”

       “How terrible!” exclaimed the preacher’s wife. “May I ask who you are?”

    The sympathetic visitor applied his handkerchief to his eyes, “I’m the landlord!”

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Lakshish Team