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Startup Garage: a startup event in Pune

Got the following email from Lpad. This ( is quite interesting event and please do consider to attend if you are a willing to be entrepreneur or willing to be developer at a startup. Who know what you do there might be a next big thing on web!
----- What is Startup Garage?

A high-energy weekend program that brings together developers, designers, marketers and startup enthusiasts to start building startups from the ideas they have been sketching.

Who should attend?
1. Someone with an idea they would like to validate and work on Or 2. Someone without an idea, but is curiously passionate to do a startup.
When & Where?
This edition of Startup Garage would be held in Pune over the coming weekend (29th April-1st May)
Click here to read more.
Write to i [at] or Call Mohit @ +91-99233-99213
Last date
The last date for registration is 26th April (Tomorrow)Click here to register.
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Child Adoption Meet in Mumbai on April 30, 2011

Got the following email. Please attend if you are interested.
Dear All,

We, at PGCAI, are very happy to announce the upcoming Child Adoption Meet in Bombay on April 30, 2011. 
Please find below the details of the Child Adoption Meet on April 30, 2011 in Dadar, Bombay.
Date: April 30, 2011 (Saturday) 4.00-7.00 pm
Location:SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion (W), Mumbai
Participants: Participants would include adoptive parents, prospective adoptive parents, volunteers, NGOs, representatives of adoption agencies, children's homes, adoption specialists etc.  Agenda of the Meet:
·         To kickstart a quarterly forum for interaction between people passionate about the cause of promoting adoption awareness in Bombay. ·         To discuss key hurdles related to beginning the process of adoption and strategies to overcome the same ·         To discuss ways and means to smoothen the institutional and organizational processes at every step – especially for domestic adoptions …

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Is Higher Education a Bubble? A view ...

Peter Thiel founder PayPal and now a Venture Capitalist puts his thought on the education system. Looks his thoughts are biased to his experiences, but this view towards education is not completely wrong when the education system doesn't produce the quality resources.
The situation in the India is similar and may be the bauble will burst one day. Need to be careful.

Education is a bubble in a classic sense. To call something a bubble, it must be overpriced and there must be an intense belief in it. Housing was a classic bubble, as were tech stocks in the ’90s, because they were both very overvalued, but there was an incredibly widespread belief that almost could not be questioned — you had to own a house in 2005, and you had to be in an equity-market index fund in 1999.

Probably the only candidate left for a bubble — at least in the developed world (maybe emerging markets are a bubble) — is education. It’s basically extremely overpriced. People are not getting their money’s…