with love to indore

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

M&B swithcgear - company which makes Indore proud

They recently got first solar REC..kudos

Given solar insolation and relatively dust free environ of Malwa solar power plant should be promoted by govt specially in areas of Mandsour and Jhabua where agriculture suffers

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SK Jain of NPCIL : People who make MP Proud

From Hindu

Mr S.K. Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), will lay down office on Thursday, May 31, after serving the atomic energy sector for 42 years. Mr Jain took over as CMD of NPCIL on January 3, 2004.

Mr Jain’s tryst with nuclear science began in 1969 when, soon after completing graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, he acquired a post-graduation qualification in Nuclear Engineering from BARC Training School.

Immediately after, he joined Atomic Energy Canada Ltd, the joint venture that was putting up the country’s first heavy water reactors. Since then, he served India’s atomic energy field “resisting several tempting offers” from elsewhere.

During Mr Jain’s tenure as the CMD, six nuclear reactors were commissioned, eight more modernised. He was involved in the negotiations with the Russians for the Kudankulam project and the Americans for the “1 2 3 Agreement”, which effectively ended India being treated as a nuclear untouchable.

Negotiations apart, Mr Jain had to face several challenges during his tenure. These included taking the country out of the fuel shortage situation that occurred a few years back, precipitated by several new plants coming up, existing plants operating at a higher capacity and the inability of the nuclear establishment to open new uranium mines (due to protests).

Mr Jain also names countering the Kudankulam protests among the major challenges he faced during his Chairmanship of NPCIL

Smocking : Embroidiary from Mhow

Hindu has covered it
This unusual form of embroidery is part of the cottage industry near Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

What comes to your mind when you see the photographs of the 19th Century European carnivals and balls? For one it is the fitted gowns with frills, flares and gathers, with matching drops for ears and ballet shoes. Gathers in colourful threads on cuffs, bodices and necklines popularly called smocking, spread across the world as a chic fashion statement.

Smocking became popular in India during the early 19th century in MHOW (short for Military Headquarters of War), near Indore, Madhya Pradesh and is one of the popular hub in the country that nurtures this craft.

It forms a cottage industry in this sleepy town offering livelihood to several women. The shops in the city market frocks, night suits and robes with smocking.


Made with a crewel embroidery needle, using cotton or silk thread, smocking has sophisticated patterns and stitches. Traditional hand smocking is done by marking dots in a grid pattern. The cloth is then gathered into pleats with a temporary running stitch, which is removed after the embroidery is completed. A row of cable stitches along the top and the bottom, stabilises the work. But unfortunately, with few takers for this intricate work, few people opt to take it as a profession.

“Smocking is a dying craft these days. There are a few people working on it with the women, who are normally associated with the work,have opted to go for higher studies and other professions like teaching, medicine and so on. Very soon, smocking will be a part of the history of this little town,” says Mr Deepak Solanki, who sells smocking garments in the MHOW market.

But, no visit to MHOW is complete without a purchase or two of garments with smocking work. So, the next time you buy one with smocking work, do have a word of praise for the expert behind the rare handwork.

Smocking is a kind of embroidery. It gathers the fabric so that it can stretch.

Smocking was commonly used in cuffs, bodices, and necklines in garments where buttons were not used.

It is mainly seen used in England especially during the Middle Ages when the farmer and peasants wore it.

It is much later that it became a fashion.

The name comes from the farmers shirt, called a smock.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Madhuri Ben

From all the news items it appears she is a committed worker and has been working for tribals

my best wishes




Friday, May 18, 2012

Mafia in Madhya Pradesh

One could not put this in much better words than this article


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

indore zoo

recently visited indore zoo after a long time (some 20 years ) and was kind of taken aback at its condition...

instead of a zoo it looks like a concrete jungle

enclosures instead of being made of wood and being given a natural look are made of cement and iron and walking path instead of being a walk amidst nature are stroll on a paved road and that too , far too wide in many areas instead of being just the little path it should be

clearly keeping Indore zoo under IMC has not been a great success.
It has been turned into a private safari of IMC Councillors

staff brings vehicles right inside zoo and parks them at will
dogs eat away animals and doctors are unable to detect diseases in animals till they turn blind

there are encroachments outside zoo while for parking there is a proper mafia...

it would be much better if this is run by zoo authority of india or by a board of directors of animal lovers and past administrators

Monday, May 7, 2012

Nakhrali loses its charm

Went to Nakhrali Dhani on sunday
place is no longer what it used to be

people running it do not meaning of "quality assurance"

if capacity of place is x people they should stop giving tickets after that number is reached but they do not

food served was less in quantity , quality and famed service was also not there

secondly no risk management , when it rained no one was there to guide people or make sure it was orderly

very poor

a good place now gone to dogs