MIBAZAAR Blog

This page is a Weblog of the Google Maps Mashups I have created and other interesting mashups I have found on the web

Take a look at Top Business Schools in USA on Google Maps at mibazaar. This information was compiled from US News and World Report. This mashup utilizes Yahoo’s Local Search API for geocoding information. The info currently shown on the map above the marker (when clicked):
University Name (click on the name takes you to the School of Business Website)
GMAT Score: Avg GMAT score of Graduate Students
Avg Tuition Fees
Avg Salary a Graduate can expect.

more later….in the coming weeks—Top Medical Schools, Top Engineering Schools

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There are couple of Sikh Day festivities planned here in Michigan.

1. 3rd Annual Nagar Kirtan (Sikh Parade) presented by Wayne State University Sikh Student Oranization, on Friday April 14th, 2006 from 10.00 AM to 2.00 PM at Wayne State University in front of the “Under Graduate Library” Langar (Free Lunch) will be served after the Parade.
Google Maps of this location

2. Michigan Sikh Day Parade 2006 will be held on April 15th 2006 at Riverfront Park, 201 E.Shiawassee Street, Lansing, MI 48933. The program is from 9.00 AM to 11.30 AM.
Google Maps of this location

For more information on Sikhism, visit wikipedia

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“Mozart of Madras” is coming to Michigan.
AR Rahman is coming to Ypsilanti, Michigan. A.R. Rahman, one of India’s leading musicians and music director for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Bombay Dreams” and the musical, “Lord of the Rings,” takes to the stage for a benefit concert Saturday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center. Tickets range from $205-$50.

The show, “Wake Up! A.R. Rahman with 150 All Stars,” will bring together Rahman’s works on stage through colorful costumes and set designs, along with Indian and American singers and dancers. Rahman also will perform with the Global Rhythm All Stars, a group of more than 150 American artists that have performed with numerous Grammy-winning artists.

Joining Rahman on stage will be cellist V.R. Sekar, founder of the Madras String Quartet; playback singer/actor Vasundhara Das; and playback singer Kailash Kher.

For more details visit the website: http://www.emich.edu/convocation/rahman_concert.htm

King of Ghazal Jagjit Singh will be live in concert at the Millennium Center, Southfield on April 23rd, 2006 at 6.00pm. For more details visit Palace Entertainment. Tickets are available at most of the local Indian Grocery Stores. Visit miindia or mibazaar for a listing of local grocery stores. Ticket Prices are $40, $55, $75 and V I P. I would love to go but ….mehangai ka zamaana hai.
If you are interested to know more about Jagjit Singh then visit en.wikipedia.org

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Gudi Padwa, also known as Ugadi, is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, which according to the Gregorian calendar would fall sometime at the end of March and the beginning of April. This festival is supposed to mark the beginning of spring.

Here in Michigan the following have activities planned on the occasion of Gudi Padwa:

Maharashtra Mandal of Detroit has festivities planned on April 1st. For more details visit their website at http://www.mmdet.org/

Michigan Konkani Association also has festivities planned on April 1st. For more details visit their website at http://www.michkon.com/

If you would like to know more about Gudi Padwa then visit wikipedia.

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Check out my newest mashup, NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Games on Google Maps at http://www.mibazaar.com/ncaa . This dates back to 1939. You can sort it by Year, Highest and Lowest Scores, Nail Biters and Games won with Widest Margins.

more later…
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On the heels of my Google Maps + Oscars Mashup, decided to do the same for Bollywood Filmfare Awards. The awards date back to 1953. I have gone as far back as 1975. In the next couple of days will have it updated to include data from as far back as 1953. Check it out at http://www.mibazaar.com/filmfare
Also there are couple of Actors/Actresses for whom I just could not find any information. If you happen to know, please let me know.

more later…

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Spring is almost upon us and it is time for Festival of Colors – Holi. Celebrate the true spirit of Spring with Holi.
Here are websites of groups and organizations in Michigan which have activities planned for Holi:
http://www.upad.us (Uttar Pradesh Association)
http://www.miiaca.com (Michigan Indian American Cultural Association)
http://www.bhartiya-temple.org (Bhartiya Temple of Troy)
http://www.freewebs.com/wsu_isa/main.html (Wayne State Indian Students Association)

If you know of any other groups or organizations in and around the Detroit/Lansing/Flint Areas planning a Holi event, please post your comments and I will add it.

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Happy Holi!

Thanks to Elinor Mills for mentioning my Apprentice and Oscar Google Map Mashups in CNET (Boob Tube Meets Online Maps AS TV Fans get Creative)

Also would like to thank Mike Pegg and John Musser for mentioning my mashups on their site.
Google Maps Mania
Programmable Web

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Congratulations to Fairport, New York (Birth City – Best Actor for 2005 – Philip Seymour Hoffman – Capote) and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Birth City – Best Actress for 2005 – Reese Witherspoon – Walk The Line)
The Birth Cities of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Reese Witherspoon and all the Best Actors/Actresses from 1928-2005 are mapped out on Google Maps. It is available for your viewing at http://www.mibazaar.com/oscars.
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