Archive forMarch, 2010

India’s Small (Big) Mantri Square

The Mantri Square located in Bangalore, was inaugurated on 16th March, 2010 by BS Yeddyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka. It is informed to be the biggest mall in India covering an area of about 9,19,516 sq. ft. with a parking space of 2,080 sq. ft. A mind boggling 200-230 outlets in retail space will be merchandising and selling their wares in this mall. They have an additional 36 options in Food court with 6 Inox screens with SCARE house too. You can find outlets of Spar, Reliance, Pantaloon, Lifestyle, Shopper’s Stop, Acer, HP etc. all under one roof. A complete shopping solution.

The best part of the mall is the parking area which is free (as of now) with double decker parking for cars. Auto parking is also on their cards. When inquired about the double decker parking (which seems to be first in Bangalore) to one of the service person, he informed about it’s functionality. One slot is always free so that cars from top can be pulled down. A full bay has 5 slots in the bottom while 4 slots in the top wherein the top open 5th slot is used to navigate the other cars parked up, to be lowered down. It was amazing to see the technology that is being used.

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Mantri_Square_Manual

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Positive Approach

This is one, from one of my friend.

Father: “I want to marry a girl of my choice.”
Son:     “I will choose my own bride.”
Father: “But the girl is Bill Gate’s daughter.”
Son:     “Well, in that case … OK”

Father approaches Bill Gate’s.

Father:        “I have a husband for your daughter.”
Bill Gates: “But my daughter is too young to marry.”
Father:        “But this young man is a vice president of the world bank.”
Bill Gates: “Ah, in that case … OK”

Father goes to see president of World Bank.

Father:       “I have a young man to be recommended as a vice president.”
President: “But I already have more vice president’s than I need.”
Father:       “But this young man is Bill Gate’s son-in-law.”
President:  “Ah, in that case … OK”

Business done.

Moral : Even if you have nothing, you can get anything. But your attitude and approach should be positive.

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SBI ATM’s using Windows

It was just by sheer luck that I came to know that SBI ATM’s are using Windows, to power it on. Woh!. I went to an SBI ATM to check my balance wherein I found that all the touchscreen utilities etc. are being loaded by Windows XP. Mostly the machine consisted of 2 partitions, C and D, In D there you had the files/bank details (did not opened any one of them) while the C drive had the configuration files. It worked like a normal touch screen PC, restarting, powering it off etc. One of my colleague then called up the helpline number that was printed just beside it to have the ATM checked.

SBI ATM

SBI ATM using Windows XP Professional

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