Posts Tagged ‘NDTV in US’

‘Nano’ trial production to start by July

March 20, 2008

My first post in this blog was about the news coverage on NDTV 24×7 about the revolution in Indian small car segment. Tata Motors showcased Nano on January 10 at an auto show held in Delhi.

NDTV 24×7 was the first news channel to break this news to me. Now, I saw the news about TATA’s plans to produce 2.5 lakh units of Nano from Singur on NDTV 24×7.

Trial production of Tata Motors’ Rs one lakh wonder ‘Nano’, which was unveiled at the auto-expo in the national capital last month, would start in June or July.
Within two months of start of trial production, commercial production of the small car would begin in the second half of the next financial year, preferably in October.

A number of auto component manufacturers are also geared up for their manufacturing units near the plant area for the small car.

I think NDTV 24×7 is a must for all the Indians living in the US. It is the only news channel available in the US covering India-centric news extensively. The channel is available on DirecTV. The satellite TV service provider is a class-apart. My experience with DirecTV & NDTV 24×7 has been indeed a pleasant one.


I’m worried

March 19, 2008

Sania Mirza is worried over her recurrent wrist injury as it could either result in a surgery or require her to change her grip and action, an idea she is not keen on at this stage of her career.

Sania, who played in pain before losing out to Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia in the Pacific Life Open pre-quarters here yesterday, said she would try to avoid surgery but was also not keen on changing the way she grips the racket at the crucial stage in her career.

The only female tennis player in India to rub shoulders with the legends can’t get misery off her back. I saw the news on NDTV 24×7, it’s the only channel to cover Indian Sportsmen-women extensively. That makes the channel a must for Indians in the US.

 “Usually it doesn’t get this sore, so I’m a little worried right now. It gets sore and then it gets OK when I ice it and do whatever I have to do”

Sania had suffered the injury after US Open Grand Slam last year, which had also forced her to withdraw from her home WTA event.

I will keep you updated as NDTV 24×7 updates me on Sania’s wrist injury.  The news channel is available in the US through DirecTV.

South Africans won’t get involved in verbal spats in India

March 13, 2008

The Proteas are currently in the final stages of their tour of Bangladesh.

Arthur said the South Africans had always dominated India when they toured the Rainbow Nation in the past, but things were different now.


 I will get back with further updates on the South Africa’s tour of India as NDTV 24×7 updates me. The channel is available in the US only through DirecTV in the US.

Royal welcome awaits Team India

March 6, 2008

The battle has been won and the warriors are back.

NDTV got exclusive access to the Indian cricket team on their flight from Melbourne to Mumbai. NDTV 24×7 is a boon for Indias living in the US.
The exhausted players were catching up on some much needed sleep, after a grueling 84-day tour Down Under.

The new-age Indian team proved most pundits wrong, wrapping-up the series with a comfortable 2-0.

A lot of credit has rightfully gone to Captain M S Dhoni, considering his fearless team selection and the immense faith he displayed in the young side.

NDTV 24×7 is a must for Indians residing in the US. The incisive news channel is available in the US only through DirecTV. For more information visit the Squidoo Lens.

Indian doctors in UK hopeful of work

February 29, 2008

Thousands of Indian doctors were rendered jobless after the government decided to abruptly change the rules in March 2006 to give preference to European physicians in the state-run Public Health Service.

I saw the coverage on NDTV 24×7. A doctor is a doctor and I don’t think the doctor’s country of origin makes a difference. The responsibility of curing ailing patients doesn’t change.

Indian doctors in UK have said they were ”quietly optimistic” on a favourable verdict from the House of Lords, a day after it heard an appeal by British Department of Health over its directive on employment of overseas medics.

DirecTV is doing a great job of providing NDTV 24×7 in the US as it is the only channel in the US to cover India-centric news extensively.

Regal beauties

February 25, 2008

A fleet of regal beauties took to the streets of Mumbai in a nostalgic journey from the heart of South Mumbai to suburban Juhu, during a vintage car rally. I wish I was in Mumbai to witness the rally. NDTV 24×7 made up for my absence, the coverage on the news channel was as good as being there.

The pride of the fleet, a 1908 award-winning Wolseley, is already miles ahead of the others as she celebrated her 100th birthday.

At hundred, she can put even the newest set of wheels to shame. A maroon and black 1908 Wolseley, rolling down the streets of Mumbai, wowed all those who turned out to watch this vintage car rally early on Sunday. Another beauty in the car rally was a blue and black 1930 Ford Roadster, which Mahatma Gandhi rode two years later after his release from jail.

It was history re-visited at the vintage car rally (coverage) on NDTV 24×7. The news channel is available in the US only through DirecTv.

Jaipur IPL team fined for under-bidding

February 21, 2008

As promised, here is an update on the current IPL bidding stage.

The Jaipur Franchise of the DLF Indian Premier League bought just eight players spending Rs 11.7 crores that is short of the Rs 13.2 crore that was the minimum that any team had to spend.

Jaipur will now be penalised and will now have to deposit the difference between the amount and the minimum they had to pay at that auction.

Thanks to NDTV 24×7 or else I wouldn’t know about IPL at all. Its a fantastic Indian news channel.

I prefer watching NDTV 24×7 as it provides up–to–the–minute, 24/7 news with unparalleled coverage of the latest in Indian and international news. NDTV 24×7 is available in the US only through DirecTv. Here is the URL for DirecTv:

Cricketers Auctioned; Dhoni, Symonds rake in millions

February 20, 2008

It’s happening cricketers are being auctioned. All the action is taking place under the purview of Indian Premiere League (IPL) and I am updated on this news by NDTV 24×7, India’s best news channel.

The first two rounds of auction are over. Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka drew the next biggest bid, of USD 975,000 from Mumbai.

Top Australian players Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist also drew some big bids. Warne was sold to Jaipur for USD 450,000 which was his base price.

Gilchrist will now be the face of the Hyderabad team, who bought him for USD 700,000.

The eight team franchise owners of the IPL will bid through the day for 77 international cricketers who are up for grabs.

A few of the early arrivals for the bidding, who arrived at the Hilton towers included Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Vijay Mallya, Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia. It’s a first of its kind, as the cricketers are auctioned off.

I will update this space as soon as NDTV 24×7 updates me further. The fantastic news channel is available in the US only through DirecTv.

India’s first 3D game making waves

February 19, 2008

I saw the coverage on NDTV 24×7 about India’s first 3D game, It’s a game where one can zip across Mumbai , a city in which speed is just a way of life.

But this is no ordinary race, this is the first three dimensional game that has versions applicable in both personal computers and on play station.

The game has been developed entirely in India, which its makers believe is just as good as the games developed anywhere else.And it’s not just this technology but also the game itself, which will appeal to hardcore gamers.

It would be fun racing alongside random constructions going on, dug up Mumbai roads, autorikshawallas who drive like a maniac and dogs chasing the cars.

I prefer watching NDTV 24×7 as it provides up–to–the–minute, 24/7 news with unparalleled coverage of the latest in Indian and international news.

The fantastic news channel is available in the US only through DirecTV.

Mig-27 aircraft crashes in Jalpaiguri

January 31, 2008

I am living in the US since almost 2 years. While I was in India every week there I use to hear about a Mig crashing. The faulty planes in our defense systems had stirred a controversy regarding bribed officials. The safety standards were improvised upon by the Indian government but a recent Mig-27 crash questions the efforts. I saw the coverage on NDTV 24×7.

A MIG-27 ground attack aircraft crashed in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Thursday injuring a boy but the pilot ejected to safety.

The MIG-27 crashed near Chinchula tea garden at 12:40 pm, Superintendent of Police, Jalpaiguri, S Tripurari told PTI.

An IAF spokesman in Delhi said that the aircraft was on a routine training mission and crashed 10.2 km east of the Hashimara airbase.

The pilot, Jasbir Singh, parachuted to safety, Tripurari said, adding that he was extended immediate help by the Army after he reached the ground.