Indian Hydrogen Car

Well, well, Tata Motors [Telco for me], continues to surprise everyone.
Announcement by Madhavan Nair, ISRO chairman said that Tata Motors & Indian Space Research Organisation are jointly developing a hydrogen car for India which could hit the roads, by as early as 2008. WoW !! That’s some news! Really something that India really needs with every passing day.

When innovators like Tata Motors & ISRO team up, we can expect to have products made specifically made for Indian conditions. I remember when Tata Motors was written off by analysts back in the 1990s & how they bounced back with Indica. Currently they are doing the same with Ace.
I was lucky to be @ Tata Motors, as a trainee & then later see the Indica plant develop as a vendor for Telco.
After Tata Motors announced the Indian Small Car several global auto giants have also taken up that challenge. However, it remains to be seen, how the Indian small car is gonna shape up.

This is the best news from Tata Motors & ISRO so far.
Chake De India !

Read the ISRO announcement here.

2007 Greenpeace Mumbai Concert India

The 2007 Greenpeace Mumbai Concert kicks off on 5th June, which is The World Environment Day.

Called as ‘Greenpeace – Live at the backyard’, this promises to be a heavy rocking concert to be held in Mumbai between 6 and 10 pm at MD College Ground, Parel, Mumbai.
Greenpeace Mumbai Concert
The ticket is priced at Rs.500/- & the bands playing are: Brahma , Vayu & Zero.

For queries, call 26162935/26102943/+919324797933.
Siddhartha Dutta, Regional Manager, Greenpeace.

The official Greenpeace page about this Mumbai Concert is here:

http://www.greenpeace.org/india/concert

You can purchase the tickets online to from the above website url.
Greenpeace India Concert
To know more about Greenpeace, go here:

http://www.greenpeace.org/

Here’s a brief of Greenpeace:

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems. To maintain its independence, Greenpeace does not accept donation from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants. In India, it has been active since the last ten years and has successfully campaigned against environmental ralated issues like Toxic Pollution, Global Warming and cilmate change. Save the Ancient Forests and Save Our Seas are two of our ongoing campaigns, gaining momentum as we speak. Greenpeace exists because this fragile Earth deserves a voice. The 5th of June is Worlds Environment Day, and since music and peace go hand in hand, what better way to celebrate the day than a concert. For greenpeace on Earth.

French cleaning our Garbage for money

This is about an article in today’s rediff here>

Garbage too can make you rich, which is actually Forbes syndicated content, orginal here > Dirty Money by S. Dinakar and Michael Freedman.

A very interesting article which goes to say that European companies like Veolia Environmental & others are looking for larger markets, as their homebase is saturated.

Veolia Environmental is into water, energy & waste management, employs around 30,000 people & is listed on NYSE. In China, Veolia handles 20,000 tons of garbage per day, it’s revenue from Asia hit $1.7 billion in 2005.

Well, it’s good to have our cities cleaned up by outsiders, is it? Losing foreign exchange in the process [ & more of self-respect…or pride??…or none?].
It’s like employing someone to clean your own shit. Cleanliness begins from self, our own personal habits. We spit on roads, small things like just throw candy wrappers around, etc..you know..it..you do it..i know.
Well, if we cannot clean up our act, then it shall come to this: a multinational comes to clean your locality. Wake up now, if not you, then, at least teach your children good manners from an early age.