Month: January 2010

Message to Members – Various

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Dear Fans of Talent Share,

1. A very happy and creative 2010 to all Fans of Talent Share.

2. New year always bring fresh vigour in our life and let us begin ours with a fresh set of creative thoughts. I am looking forward to more interactions and participation from all the Fans in their own possible way to encourage Talent Share initiatives. It could be made possible by two ways:

• guidance and comments each time a member present his/her creativity
• spreading the word around about Talent Share to any one who you feel may benefit from it

3. A big team is working constantly behind Talent Share. Yes, the team is “YOU” – each one of you. Every fan has a distinct role in promoting the participating members with encouragement, guidance and constructive criticism. This is one of the reason we have not earmarked any one with specific administrative roles for Talent Share.

4. As informed to you earlier, a printed album of submitted works by members of Talent Share is available for social organisations, voluntary/medical assistance groups & care centres etc for display. This is done to bring out an added sense of social involvement to the society by all the participating members of Talent Share. Those interested may contact me by email at team1dubai@gmail.com to receive it either electronically or by post.

5. As you all know, the “Celebrate Christmas 2009 and New Year 2010 with Talent Share” competition received interesting response and I thank each of the participant and their parents for the time and effort. Although, a panel of judges have been lined up for evaluation, I personally feel, each one of the participants deserve to be declared as winners for their interest and involvement when compared to numerous others who did not respond due to various reasons. I would like to know your comments on this.

6. I also look forward to your suggestions and ideas to take Talent Share to the next level from here. Consider it as your own initiative and do come forward without frequent pep talks and mails. As you have seen, things are happening instantaneously through constant creative thinking and our new year video was an example to it. It was the result of an email request to provide a three sentence wish greetings in own language and format to our regular participating members. Some responded with interest and the result happened to be a delightful flow of wish that was innovative for all.

7. Last but not the least, be a True Fan of Team 1 Talent Share :

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Team1Talentshare/128460166288?ref=sgm

Participate with interest and invite any one with interest in performing or non-performing arts (let it be drawing, sketching, coloring, poetry, writing, dance, music or any other) to take benefit of this initiative.

With god’s grace and good will, I am sure, 2010 will be continuously creative and inspiring.

Ramesh Menon
03 January 2010
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Dear Fans of Talent Share,

1. A very happy and creative 2010 to all Fans of Talent Share.

2. New year always bring fresh vigour in our life and let us begin ours with a fresh set of creative thoughts. I am looking forward to more interactions and participation from all the Fans in their own possible way to encourage Talent Share initiatives. It could be made possible by two ways:

• guidance and comments each time a member present his/her creativity
• spreading the word around about Talent Share to any one who you feel may benefit from it

3. A big team is working constantly behind Talent Share. Yes, the team is “YOU” – each one of you. Every fan has a distinct role in promoting the participating members with encouragement, guidance and constructive criticism. This is one of the reason we have not earmarked any one with specific administrative roles for Talent Share.

4. As informed to you earlier, a printed album of submitted works by members of Talent Share is available for social organisations, voluntary/medical assistance groups & care centres etc for display. This is done to bring out an added sense of social involvement to the society by all the participating members of Talent Share. Those interested may contact me by email at team1dubai@gmail.com to receive it either electronically or by post.

5. As you all know, the “Celebrate Christmas 2009 and New Year 2010 with Talent Share” competition received interesting response and I thank each of the participant and their parents for the time and effort. Although, a panel of judges have been lined up for evaluation, I personally feel, each one of the participants deserve to be declared as winners for their interest and involvement when compared to numerous others who did not respond due to various reasons. I would like to know your comments on this.

6. I also look forward to your suggestions and ideas to take Talent Share to the next level from here. Consider it as your own initiative and do come forward without frequent pep talks and mails. As you have seen, things are happening instantaneously through constant creative thinking and our new year video was an example to it. It was the result of an email request to provide a three sentence wish greetings in own language and format to our regular participating members. Some responded with interest and the result happened to be a delightful flow of wish that was innovative for all.

7. Last but not the least, be a True Fan of Team 1 Talent Share :

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Team1Talentshare/128460166288?ref=sgm

Participate with interest and invite any one with interest in performing or non-performing arts (let it be drawing, sketching, coloring, poetry, writing, dance, music or any other) to take benefit of this initiative.

With god’s grace and good will, I am sure, 2010 will be continuously creative and inspiring.

Ramesh Menon
03 January 2010

Message to Talent Share Members – Printed Album of submitted works

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Message to Talent Share Members – Printed Album of submitted works

A printed album of submitted works by members of Talent Share is available for social organisations, voluntary/medical assistance groups & care centres around for viewing by members and patients. Those interested may contact me by email at team1dubai@gmail.com to recieve it either electronically or by post. This is a combined New Year gift to the society by all the children who participate regularly at Talent Share.

Those interested organisations may contact me at team1dubai@gmail.com.

Become a Fan of Team 1 Talent Share :

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Team1Talentshare/128460166288?ref=sgm

Regards,

Ramesh Menon
30 Dec 2009
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A printed album of submitted works by members of Talent Share is available for social organisations, voluntary/medical assistance groups & care centres around for viewing by members and patients. Those interested may contact me by email at team1dubai@gmail.com to recieve it either electronically or by post. This is a combined New Year gift to the society by all the children who participate regularly at Talent Share.

Those interested organisations may contact me at team1dubai@gmail.com.

Become a Fan of Team 1 Talent Share on Face Book by clicking Talent Share:

Regards,

Ramesh Menon
30 Dec 2009

My opinion – Gulf News – Dt 10 Jan 2010 – It’s not a race

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My opinion – Gulf News – Dt 10 Jan 2010 – It’s not a race

Thank you Mr. Mathew Litty. Safety – should be considered as every individuals responsibility as well as a collective onus from associations and companies to educate the common / root level and even highlevel road users. Sincere appreciation for your remarks.

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Fruits of the loom: picking up the threads of an ancient story – My opinion

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My opinion – Fruits of the loom: picking up the threads of an ancient story

Fruits of the loom: picking up the threads of an ancient story

The author of an evocative new book A Carpet Ride To Khiva, Chris Alexander recounts his efforts to establish a self-sufficient carpet workshop in Uzbekistan, transforming the lives of a community and reviving the lost arts and forgotten traditions of the Silk Road.

When I first told friends and relatives that I planned to leave England and move to Uzbekistan, people would either look blank, or assume that I’d said Pakistan or Afghanistan.

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My comments:
Very interesting story and it is sad to read that, at times it is a global phenomenon by ruling authorities to control progressive measures benefiting the local communities, tradition and lifestyle.

Ramesh Menon

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My Letters – THE NATIONAL – Dt 06 Jan 2010 – Have you seen an improvement in driving on the UAE’s roads?

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Have you seen an improvement in driving on the UAE’s roads?

Last Updated: January 06. 2010 / Road deaths in the UAE have fallen by 10 per cent since the police began a crack down on bad driving. Have you seen an improvement in driving on the roads? Let us know your views.

My comments on website:

Realistically speaking yes and no. There has been a sense of improvement in the driving habits of the middle class drivers, who fear the law and the safety of life due to the added campaigns and awareness of fines and punishments. However, those high end drivers, still continue with their racing habits irrespective of any conditions. The mini vans and buses, including at times the RTA buses, continue with their alarming style of driving ignoring the safety of passengers on board and on the road. I strongly feel, more campaigns, more training at the root level of organisations to educate these drivers will complement the effort of the authorities to bring out a real sense of safety on the road.

Ramesh Menon
e-mail: team1dubai@gmail.com

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My Letters – The National – dt 05 Jan 2009 – Burj Khalifa a ‘name to reflect greatness’

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Burj Khalifa a ‘name to reflect greatness’
Last Updated: January 05. 2010

DUBAI // In a glittering ceremony punctuated with skydivers and fireworks, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tonight officially opened the tallest building in the world and also revealed its new name.

The tallest tower in the world, its feet anchored in the UAE and its crown floating in the clouds, was inaugurated in an eruption of fireworks last night.

In a theatrical twist worthy of a memorable night, the skyscraper received a new name: Burj Khalifa.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of the UAE, was not among the hundreds of dignitaries who attended the event, but it is his name that will be affixed to the tallest building ever built.

Sheikh Mohammed told the cheering crowds that the “Burj Khalifa” name was one that “reflected greatness”.

The glass-and-steel structure is now, officially, the tallest in the world, at 828 metres, and will welcome tourists from today.

A multimedia presentation riveted thousands of spectators who gathered at the base of the tower, as well as millions who watched on television.

The presentation featured 10,000 pyrotechnics devices and a show so spectacular that the tower appeared to be exploding.

The tower’s height was later confirmed by the developer, Emaar.

The final height had been kept a secret until the inauguration. The number of floors to be inhabited was left at “more than 160”.

Motorists parked their vehicles on Sheikh Zayed Road and all along the tower to take pictures of an unforgettable event.

Comments: Added: 01/04/10 10:32:00 PM

Congratulations to the rulers of UAE for opening of the greatest monument of the modern times “Burj Khalifa”. HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid has re-christened it’s name to Burj Khalifa, honouring the visionary leadership of our nations President HH Sheikh Khalifa, under whose leadership, UAE showed to the world that a diligent economic approach leads to a nations prosperity even at adverse times.

Ramesh Menon
Abu Dhabi

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