The Young Men's Christian Association (commonly known as "YMCA" or in the USA "the Y") is a worldwide organization of more than 45 million members from 125 national federations affiliated through the World Alliance of YMCAs. The YMCA was founded on June 6, 1844 in London, England by Sir George Williams, the goal of the organization was putting Christian principles into practice, achieved by developing "a healthy spirit, mind, and body."
In 2011, the YMCA introduced a brand and logo change going from the "YMCA" to just the "Y". The YMCA unveiled a new, more forward-looking logo that reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the organization, and a framework that focuses resources on three core areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The new logo, which uses a stylized delta or arrowhead shape plus a triangle to form the letter Y. The new "Y" logo is very contemporary and modern and probably a good choice. The chose is undergoing a change after 43 years and the change is quite major. The old logos have had the triangle theme and the little delta on the top continues that tradition. While the triangle is not so prominent, its still there.
The new Y logo comes in a rainbow of five different color combinations, from teal green and blue to red and gold, purple and red and gold and green.
August 5th, 2011 was International Beer Day and it started a flurry of tweets in India with the hash tag #liquormovies with folks renaming popular Hindi movies into movies with an alcoholic theme.@hussync_in - Bewde Bottle Le Jayenge Sanam
@vickasbindaas - Azab Daaru ka Gazab nasha.
@hussync_in - Kabhie Whiskey Kabhie Rumm!
@hussync_in - Peena Isika Naam Hai!
@amithpanchal - Bewda no. 1
@myth_vin - Beer Belly
@YogiBabaKamde - RumLao Jaan
@yashpgandhi - Hum hai rahi bar ke
More tweets below
Zee TV is an India-based satellite television channel owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, which broadcasts various programmes in Hindi and other regional languages of India. Broadcasting is also present in various nations of South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, Australasia and North America. It is a part of the Essel Group.
In June 2011, Zee TV unvelied a more stylish and contemporary logo shown above. The new logo of Zee TV is designed in an aqua blue color, featuring a stylish font. The design of the new logo of Zee with its upward flourish represents the upward movement of desires and wishes. The aqua blue color of the Zee TV new logo bring in modernity and freshness to the brand. The new logo of Zee tv has been developed by the Zee in-house team.
According to MD & CEO Punit Goenka, "The unshackling of the 'Z' from the box symbolizes the modern woman's zest for life and the confidence she possesses to step out into the world, beyond her home. The overall design has a progressive feel and reflects the idea of looking into the future with hope, depicting a more dynamic and spirited outlook. The rainbow of hope is an important element of the new packaging. It is colorful, ethereal and symbolically emphasizes the promise of 'Umeed Se Saje Zindagi'" said ZEEL managing director and chief executive officer Punit Goenka.
The historical evolution of the Zee TV logo is show below. The logos have changed 5 times from the original logo in 1992 to the latest logo in 2011. The 2011 logo appears to be the biggest departure from the previous logos.
If you love Hindi Music, both movies and pop music, then Saavn is a must have application for you. Saavn is a music streaming application available on the iPhone (and related devices). In this article, I am reviewing some of the key areas such as music selection, sound quality etc
The choice of music was truly remarkable. I expected it to have the latest Bollywood songs (ZNMD was the current favorite) but was pleasantly surpised to find old hits as well (I searched for Sholay). I also searched for some popular pop songs like Indian Ocean and was able to find it too. In fact the search function is pretty neat and has a nice auto filter as you type in keywords. I even found Dekha Na Hai Re Socha Na from Bombay to Goa on there which I have been looking for a long time.
I have only used the application on a Wifi connection and the sound quality is really good and I did not face any buffering issues. Even the music from Sholay and the 70s movies was decent. I really would not expect crisp sound from old movies but its great they are available. There is a setting to allow high, low and medium quality for audio based on you bandwidth situaton.
You can create an account with Saavn or use a Facebook account to login and then create playlists. Was able to create a couple of playlists and add songs to do it. Took me a while to get used to the interface and it does not seem like there are any limitations just yet.
Overall, this is a must have app for any Hindi Music fans. It free to begin with and I am not sure if that will change soon or not (as they have ads in there for now). It provides a good way to listen to the music before you go ahead and buy the CD. I am not sure how this is licensed because the catalog is crazy big. If licensing etc is not an issue, they may be able to keep this application free. Enjoy it while it lasts. There is no iPad specific version just yet and we know there is an Andriod version. Worst case you can try it on the web at http://www.saavn.com
In July 2011, someone started a hashtag for Indianized Musicians and this trend for most of the day. Here is a sampling of some of the better ones. I did not put any one that was just a literal translation to Hindi like "Kaam Par Aadmin (Men at Work)" as most of them were not really funny.
@GhantaGuy Bhootni Spears #IndianisedMusicians
@FarahSayyed Dubey Brothers
@govind16 Luda Krishna
@mehrzee Mai ka Laal Jai kishan #IndianizedMusicians #IndianisedMusicians
@indumouly Tony Bhanot. #IndianisedMusicians
@vjsub Iyer Supply #IndianizedMusicians
@thetanmay lady ghagra #IndianizedMusicians
@RajneeshKapoor Lady Sasa Rere Gaga #IndianisedMusicians
@SlipperySadhoo: Lady ReRe & Lady MaMa. Shorter and taller versions of Lady GaGa respectively. #indianisedmusicians
@atulkasbekar 'Jhelo'. #IndianisedMusicians
@spydruler Backstreet Bai's #indianisedmusicians
@smellmyarmpits Dr. De, Arctic Maa Ki, Van Helen, Muthalika, Salim Dion #indianisedmusicians
@TheBigDowg Shaani Twain. #IndianisedMusicians
@dhonghi_baba: Vikram aur Beatles #indianisedmusicians
@rplusk_: Jagjeet Timberlake #Indianisedmusicians
@mehrzee: JagDeep Purple #IndianisedMusicians
@iam_a_myth: Pink Faluda #indianisedmusicians
@unfairandlovely Saxena Pistols
@PunsNProses Udas Priest #IndianisedMusicians
@AmusedDouche Paan Staind #IndianisedMusicians
@AmusedDouche Run BMC
@kickasswriter Elton Meri Jaan #IndianisedMusicians
@deathbypj Justin Babbar #IndianisedMusicians
@punkdrunkmonkey Saandgarden #IndianisedMusicians
I am mentioning the handles of the people who appeared to have posted the tweet.
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||Yonex Co., Ltd. is a Japanese manufacturer of sporting equipment for badminton, golf and tennis, producing racquets, clubs, shoes, shuttlecocks, and other equipment for those sports.The company was founded in 1946 by Minoru Yoneyama as a producer of wooden floats for fishing nets. The company was later forced out of this market because of the invention of plastic floats. In 1957, Yoneyama began to make badminton racquets for other brands. Over the years, the company has grown to be world's biggest badminton company. Despite it's shrinking market share in badminton, Yonex remains the biggest badminton company in the world. Yonex provides clothing for numerous national badminton associations around the world, such as the Malaysian Badminton Association, Badminton Scotland, Badminton England, Badminton Ireland and Badminton Wales.|
The Yonex logo has always intrigued me in the simplicity of its design. The logo effectively uses the triangle and the circle shapes to create a YY for Yonex (or perhaps Yoneyama). The triangle with the circle at the bottom could also be thought of as the shuttle used in the game of badminton, but maybe that's my imagination. The standard logo is set on a blue and green background with white text but I have also seen a black and white logo as well. The YY logo is also very distinct on the badminton & tennis racquets as well.
Growing up, it was a dream to own a Yonex badminton racquet. I still love the logo after all these years.
VMware, Inc. is a US-based company specializing in virtualization software. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Palo Alto, California. The Company is majority owned by EMC Corporation. The name "VMware" comes from the acronym "VM", meaning "virtual machine", combined with "ware" from the second part of "software". In 2011, VMWare modified their logo a bit and removed the 3 squares that accompanied the log before. The old logo and the reason for the 3 squares is described below.
VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. VMware's enterprise software, VMware ESX Server, runs directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.
The three rounded squares in the logo represent the three different types of virtual machines that VMware can run simultaneously
On May 19th 2011, the 58th National Film Awards were announced in India which sent the Twitter world abuzz with the results. Needless to say, it also sparked some funny tweets and a hashtag #FakeNationalAwards
@RJShrey Shiney Ahuja wins one for his home production "Maid In India".
Breaking: Poonam Pandey gets National KLPD Award
@JayKay Anu Malik wins one for original Sound Track for all his music last year. Pritam was given a complimentary prize
Kangana Ranaut wins national award for best dialogues in English.
Breaking: @udaychopra wins National Award for not releasing any movies this year.
Bipasha Basu wins one for her musical based on Amar-Ch(ar)itra Katha. Titled "Amar Sing'hahahaha".
Shahrukh khan wins best child actor award for My name is khan.
Mimoh Chakraborty wins one for haunting us in 3D. #FakeNationalAwards
S.M Krishna gets the National Award for best dialogue delivery in a foreign language.
Breaking: Sonakshi Sinha wins national award for best forehead that can be substituted for an aircraft runway.
Breaking: Katrina Kaif wins national award for best sex scene with a mango
The Dallas Mavericks are one of the hottest teams in the NBA. For the last decade, they have been one of the most consistent teams in the NBA, having reached the playoffs almost every year. They lost to the Miami Heat in the 2005-2006 playoffs. They are owned by the often controversial Internet billionaire, Mark Cuban. The team has a lot of star power with top players like Dirk Nowitski, Jason Kidd and Josh Howard.
The Dallas Mavericks were admitted into the NBA in 1980-1981. They paid a $12 million entry fee to join the NBA. The team's name came from the 1957-1962 TV western Maverick, as James Garner played the namesake character, and was one of the original team owners.
The Mavericks logo consists of a half-moon and a half-horse placed on a shield. The hair of the horse is nicely arranged to look like a basketball. As with most logos from Texas, the Texas star is seen at the bottom of the logo.
||The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the eleventh Cricket World Cup, and will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Only the 10 test playing nations will participate in this event unlike the prior World Cups where the associate teams also participated. The ICC unveiled the Logo of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 after the final of Cricket World Cup 2011 on 2 April 2011.|
Since the event is being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the logo is a mix of motifs taken from the indigenous people of Australia (Aborigines) and of New Zealand (the Maoris).
The selected motifs are:
* Maori Tohora symbolizing toughness, pride and tribal culture
* Aboriginal journey tracks symbolizing spirit of the land
The upper body is taken from the Moari motif while the legs and the bat are taken from the Aboriginal motif.
The logo is designed to signify toughness, glory, resilience, connection and belonging.
The Australian arm of FutureBrand was invited to produce the logo for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Overall, I liked the logo as it incorporates the indigenous aspects of both countries much like how the 2011 ICC World Cup in India had a very sub-continental look. The colors though are slightly dull and probably could have been brighter. Looking forward to another exciting event in 4 years.
Gift of Bombay Trip - CD Norman, Feb 2011
This is a letter of appreciation from Mr CD Norman for the event honouring him on Founder's Day 2011.
My trip to Bombay in February 2011 was a gift offered to me and Subhashini by ex-students of Bombay Scottish School, particularly by the students of 1964 batch. It happened in a most unexpected way when I have been hoping for this trip for many years. After retirement from Bombay Scottish School in 1982, I settled in Bangalore from April 1989. I made a brief trip to Bombay in December the same year for two days. I cannot recall what the purpose of the trip was except to collect the refund cheque from Bombay Telephones, of the deposit amount with them. I had surrendered my phone before leaving Bombay.
Then there was a long wait eagerly hoping for a trip once again to Bombay. The chance came from an unexpected event, almost by an accidental mention of the name of Darius Pedder, an ex student of mine, in my article that appeared in the annual magazine of BSS: “Tartan 2010” As luck would have it Monica Bose showed the article to Darius in one of the get-together of 64 batch. The matter then started moving fast. On reading through the article in the magazine, Darius wrote to me “with his eyes filled with tears” to say, “Sir, of all your students of BSS, I am happy that you remembered me.” That article which started with these words, “Darius was his name. Darius Pedder.” was to cost him good money, material and time as also a spate of e-mails which brought myself and Subhashini to Bombay for four memorable days, 17 to 20 February 2011.