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

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I have mapped out Oscar winning Best Actors and Actresses from 1928 to present, their birth cities, on Google Maps. It is available for your viewing at http://www.mibazaar.com/oscars . Pan over to Assam North East India and you will be surprised (this for Best Actress category). I bet most of us did not know …..

later tonight I will update the site with this year’s winners.

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I have compiled list of venues for the upcoming India vs England Cricket Matches starting March 1st on Google Maps. You can check it out at http://www.mibazaar.com/cricket. Also ever wondered where Rahul Dravid and the rest of the Indian Cricket Team are from, then check it out at http://www.mibzaar.com/cricket/meninblue.html

more later…

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Today starts the new season of Apprentice on NBC (9/8c). I have mapped the show contestant’s hometowns on Google Maps with their current status (Active or Fired) This episode of Apprentice comes with a international flavor with couple of candidates from outside United States. Check it out at http://www.mibazaar.com/apprentice

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I have updated the news page at http://www.mibazaar.com/news to now include news from cities in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh. This page is a mashup of Google Maps and Google News – RSS Feeds. Currently you can read the latest news from the following cities:
India
Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Amritsar, Srinagar, New Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bhopal, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune

Pakistan
Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad

Bangladesh
Dhaka

Sri Lanka
Colombo

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The latest addition to my website mibazaar is a list of successful Indians in US. I have compiled this list from various issues of IndiaToday magazine which I found in the magazine section of our local library here in Plymouth,MI. It is available for your viewing at mibazaar.com/adventurers.
For now the list includes the following names.
Amar Bose, Atul Gawande, Dipak Jain, Krishnan Menon, Nand Mulchandani, Nav Bhullar, Nikesh Arora, Nusrat Durrani, Prabhakar Raghavan, Raghuram Rajan, Raj Kapoor, Rishad Tobaccowala, Shelley Nandkeolyar, Shiladitya Sengupta, Shrinivas Kulkarni, Sonia Nikore, Sumant Mandal, Varsha Rao.

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I have compiled a list of 2006 – Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for. This is all shown on Google Maps. You can check it out at http://www.mibazaar.com/extras/fortune100.html
The information was compiled from money.cnn.com
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Take a look at Enhanced Satellite imagery from Google Local at http://www.mibazaar.com/maps . I have added the following:

Mumbai:
Chowpatti Beach
Gateway of India
Churchgate Station
Wankhede Stadium
Brabourne Stadium
Stock Exchange

New Delhi:
Indian Parliament
Rashtrapati Bhavan
Qutub Minar
India Gate

Hyderabad:
Charminar

I will add more later…

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Indian Barbie dolls which are attired in traditional Indian dresses, including Saris and Lehanga Choli and listed on eBay are now available for your viewing at my shopindia page at http://www.mibazaar.com/shopindia. Currently I show items from USA with starting bid of $4.99 and higher.

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Following are the few well known Indian Radio Personalities here in the state of Michigan:

Rajiv Sanghvi – Host/Producer of Swar Bahar Radio Program WNZK 690 AM Sundays 11-Noon. A second generation American Born Indian hosts an hour of Popular Indian Music, Interviews with your favorite Bollywood Stars and Local Community Leaders. The Show has been broadcasted since 1986 on the most powerful ethnic radio station in the country, WNZK. Over the past 20 years the show has had the likes of Rekha, Asha Bhosle, R.D Burman, Anil Kapoor, Sharukh Khan, Preety Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Sunil Dutt, Arjun Rampal, Kalyanjibhai, Anu Malik and Ashwariya Rai as well as many other Bollywood Personalities. Rajiv is a member of the Novi Rotary Club and also a Paul Harris Fellow recipient. Novi Rotary Club is one of the few in the world to have been chosen as a Paul Harris Fellow Club. The Novi Rotary Club was active in the Program that has nearly eliminated Polio from India and around the world. The club also has helped in the purification systems of water in certain areas of Gujarat.

Subhash Kelkar – Host of Geetanjali Radio Program (1460 AM WPON Saturday 9AM – 10AM) in Detroit continuously since April 10, 1977. Has been working in this field since 1971.

Mumtaz Haque – Host of Manoranjan Show every Sunday 9 AM – 11 AM on WPON 1460 AM

Prem Rawat – Known also by the honorary title Maharaji, has traveled the world for more than three decades, inspiring people to find peace within. His addresses are broadcast by satellite and cable television around the world each week for home reception. A full schedule is available for your review by choosing a link below.
cable and satellite schedule.

Narendra Sheth – Host of Geetmala every Saturday on WPON1460AM from 11AM-1PM. Mr. Sheth is a well-respected member of the community and has received awards and accolades from various Organizations in the areas of Music, Culture, Humanity, Education and Religion. He is also a recipient of a coveted “Paul Harris Fellow Award” from the International Rotary Club for his services to the national and international communities.

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Why am I writing here about Lala Lajpat Rai.
Lala Lajpat Rai (Panjab Kesri – Lion of Punjab, a great freedom fighter and arya
samaj leader) was one of the leading figures involved in India’s struggle for independence. Secondly, I am trying to create awareness in the community. Also today January 28, happens to be Lala Lajpat Rai’s birthday. For more information on the great contribution of Lala Lajpat Rai check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lala_Lajpat_Rai. Also check out Lala Lajpat Rai’s birthplace on Goolge Maps at http://www.mibazaar.com/celeb.html
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