Tata Motors Thursday said it will launch ‘Nano’, touted as the world’s cheapest family car, on March 23 in Mumbai and bookings will start from April this year.

The car was unveiled at the auto expo in Delhi in January 2008 and a function on March 23 would mark the car’s commercial launch.

“The cars will be on display at Tata Motors dealerships from the first week of April 2009. Bookings will commence from the second week of April 2009,” the company said in a statement.

The company said that the booking process and other details of the Rs one lakh car would be announced on the day of launch.

“Tata Motors is making arrangements for the widest possible network to book the car, so that prospective customers can conveniently avail of booking facilities at their locations, across the length and breadth of India,” the statement said.

The company had also displayed the Nano at the Geneva Motor Show last year and had triggered competition, including Nissan-Renault, to announce plans for building low-cost family cars. The economic crisis has, however, forced them to put the plans on hold.

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Puppet show

February 27, 2009

Indian council for cultural relations and sri ariyakkudi music foundation has jointly organized a puppet show to be presented by S.Seethalakshmi. The event conducted under the monthly “horizon” programme.The show is at 28th February 2009 ar R.K.Swamy auditorium (sivasami kalayalaya senior secondary school) mylapore.

Students who meditate are better off when it comes to dealing with stress in college, according to a new research at American University.

The study pointed out that such students also remain less fatigued and have more “integrated” brains.

According to the researchers, transcendental Meditation may be an effective non-medicinal tool for students to buffer themselves against the intense stresses of college life.

Titled ‘Effects of Transcendental Meditation practice on brain functioning and stress reactivity in college students’, the research is the first random assignment study of the effects of meditation practice on brain and physiological functioning in college students.

For the study, the researchers roped in 50 students from American University and other Washington, DC, area universities.

Indians sure are having a “rocking” time in the bedroom. A new survey has found that 70 per cent of people living in the sub-continent are sexually satisfied.

According to the Asia-Pacific Sexual Health and Overall Wellness survey, by pharmaceutical company Pfizer, India topped the list with respondents saying they were satisfied with their sex lives while Japan reported the lowest sexual satisfaction rate at 10 per cent.

Malaysia ranked sixth among 13 countries with two out of three Malaysian men and three out of four women saying they are not happy with their sex lives.

“The Malaysian figure is higher than the overall Asia Pacific results where 57 per cent of men and 64 per cent of women reported being not very satisfied with sex,” The Star Online quoted Dr Rosie King, who led the study in the Asia Pacific region from May to July 2008, as saying.

“The survey links the level of erection hardness to sexual satisfaction for men,” said Dr King during a roundtable discussion at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

In a heart-rending incident, a young poverty-stricken single mother in Andhra Pradesh sold her newborn son to a childless couple for Rs 6,000 so that she could pay her medical bill in a Government hospital.

“My financial position is really bad,” a distraught looking Rajitha (20) who could not afford the Rs 2,000 hospital fee said from her bed at the Government area hospital in Kothagudem in Khammam district.

She delivered the baby by Caesarean section last week and the infant changed hands within 24 hours.

Police said they would take action against the hospital which also faces an inquiry whether its doctors took any money as bribe from the woman.

“Buying and selling a baby is an offence, so we will be booking cases,” Kothagudem revenue division officer P Rajaram said.

According to reports, a rickshaw driver friend gave the single mother Rs 6,000 for the baby, which he planned to bring up with his wife. The couple have no children.

The incident occurred in the parliamentary constituency of Union Minister of State for Women and Child development Renuka Chowdhury.

Hi guys,Actually my friend needs to buy a new desktop for his personal use, he decided to go for AMD processor so we asked the price for AMD processor which it has mother board and Nvidia 7 series graphics card.It is really cheap when compared to Intel series. But it is also getting hike in price every day.After that for cabinet it is around 1000 rupees.We seen some three shops and return home.

The former ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson has chosen London as the venue for his long awaited comeback tour and is close to signing the deal with organisers to launch a spectacular 30 day concert series at London’s O2 arena this summer.

The 50-year-old star is said to favour London over a US venue because he still enjoys huge popularity across Europe, the Daily Mail reported.