Tuesday, October 14, 2008

East Coast Run 8

Am running this one.. Are you ???

Chennai Runners presents ECR8, in association with APOLLO DKV.
Register Now at www.chennairunners.com (Last date for registration is October 15, 2008) 

ECR 8 Details.
Date: October 19, 2008 (Sunday) 
Start Time: 5:15 am 
Start point: On Shore resort inside the Mayajaal compound 
End point: On Shore resort inside the Mayajaal compound
Assembly time: 4:30 am
Events: 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K, 25K, 30K, 35K 
Entry Fee: Rs.250/-
Hydration Partner : Pepsi ( Aquafina / Gatorade )

This event is organized by runners. Runners will be taken care of well. Well stocked water points along the route. Breakfast @ On shore Resort inside the Mayajaal Compound for Runners and volunteers

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cell phone towers, Wind Turbines and a 4th std govt school kid

A Guest Post by my Brother Vishnu..

Hello people,

Cell Phone towers with wind turbines. I came across this idea about a week before my departure to US at NGRI (Govt School – near my home at Coimbatore). There was a science competition for govt school students. A 4th std boy from Dharapuram (small village in TN) came up with this idea and I was impressed at his out of the box concept. The sad thing was when the judges came to examine his idea; they thought it was a joke. I told the teachers about the creativity these boys had shown but they mocked at it and left.

 Came across a link, yesterday – Ericsson (Telecom Major) is developing cell phone towers fitted with wind turbines. 


 We should have a platform to bring the innovative ideas of these children to life. Especially in a field like clean tech – were out of the boxes are need of the hour. If the same boy was here in NYC - he would have won the best innovative idea competition under any age group