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8th ARRCN, India: The Raptor Conference
6 – 9 February 2014, Pune, India.


Dear Members of ARRCN, Ornithologists and Birdwatchers,

Greetings from the Organizing Committee of the
Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network’s Raptor Conference, Pune, India

We remind and invite you to register as participant / contribute Oral Presentations / Poster Presentations / Video films to the scientific session, based on original research only on diurnal (Falconiformes) and nocturnal (Strigiformes) raptors from Asia.
Registrations and paper submissions and have already started and kindly register immediately to confirm your participation, in view of limited seats. You need not present a paper to participate.



Kindly go to the website for form downloads and instructions:

Important dates (see website):
· Deadline for receiving abstracts: 31st August, 2013
· Last date for registration (Early Bird): 31st October, 2013
· Last date of registration with late fees: 1st November till 31st December
· Last date for International Student Grant (ISG) application: 31st October, 2013

Abstract submissions for oral / poster / video presentations (see website):· Proposals shall be accepted by the scientific program committee on first come, first served basis until the schedule is full.
· Abstract should be no longer than 500 words.
· The scientific committee will select and organize presentations in appropriate sessions based on the scientific content of the abstract.
· Indicate preference for oral / poster / video presentation.
· Some oral presentations may be accepted as posters.
· Speakers should aim at 12 minute presentations with 3 minutes for discussion.
· Preliminary findings or work in progress should be submitted as poster presentations.
· Decision of the scientific committee will be final.
· E Mail your forms to pande.satish@gmail.com and arrcn.india@elafoundation.org

Topics of research could be:
Conservation Biology / Ecology / Ethno-ornithology, Bio-geography, Diversity, Raptor migration, Taxonomy and molecular phylogeny, Pesticides, Lead poisoning, electrocution and other threats, Rescue and rehabilitation, Bio-acoustics, Predictive modelling & Bio-statistics, Conservation education, Status surveys, Falconry, others.

Ela Foundation, Pune.
ARRCN, Secretariat, Japan.
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune. (Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India).
High Places Management Pvt. Ltd. Pune.

Our Major Collaborators:
Darode-Jog Properties, India.
The Peregrine Fund, USA.
Denver Zoological Institute, USA.
Raptor Research Foundation, USA.
SACON, Coimbatore, India.
Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.
Bombay Natural History Society, India.
Pune Municipal Corporation, India.
National Institute of Virology, Pune and others.

We look forward to your contributions, support and to meet you at Pune, India.

Dr. Satish Pande
Organizing Secretary, 8th ARRCN, India.
MB, MD, DNB, Ph.D., F.M.A.Sci.
Director, Ela Foundation.

Prof. Milind Watve
Jt. Secretary, 8th ARRCN, India.


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Dear ASCENDers,

Its June now, means all SCHOOLs have reopened. So let us help children who are from remote villages and are poor. For this cause BASC is giving uniforms and other essential things. This is a part of BASC’s Social Activity, so for this BASC FUND will be used. We have selected three schools in Chamarajanagar District in which majority of them are from Tribal family. This event is happening this weekend, i.e. 29th June 2013.

Interested can register to participate in the event.

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Below is the details of tree plantation. Attached is the google map screenshot.

Date – 29th June 2013
Venue – Madiwala Lake, 29th Main BTM, Bangalore.
Time – 8 AM Onwards
Location:- [12.906818, 77.615487 – search this in google maps to know the location]

Contact Kapil@9886993070



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B.Net 26th 27th Jun 2013

Exclusive invitation for the /b (Build) Conference keynote together with folk’s from Microsoft and have some fun

This is on 26th and 27th Night @ Signature building EGL Bangalore.
Please block your seat’s we can accommodate only 50.

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Interesting hatke event planned by our volunteers Eshwari, Anamika and Rohit… Check out mast email below and for more details contact:
Anamika – 9611117800
Eshwari – 9945061781
Rohit – 9739100945

Interested volunteers do join maadi and enjoy maadi… Happy VolunteeringJ

Warm Regards,
Prarthana Unkalkar Kaul
Regional Head – East and South
No. 10, KHB Colony, Koramanagala 8th Block, Bangalore – 560095
Tel 91-80-41466568 | Mob 91-99803 50180

On behalf of my friends Eshwari & Rohit, I’d like to invite you all to the “Super Mango Fest” organized for the lovely children at “Rainbow Home” on Sunday, the 30th June 2013 at 2.30pm onwards till whatever time we finish eating mangoes & playing games 😛 😛
Details about Rainbow Home – visit http://www.vidyaranya.org/charities-view/rainbow-home/
We had an awesome time celebrating my friends’ Eshwari & Kavitha’s Happy B’day there J J in the month of May. The children were so hyperactive & so adorable, that we couldn’t resist about planning another event with them again.
We have already created this event on FB page – https://www.facebook.com/events/273468679463460/274253526051642/?comment_id=275166392627022&notif_t=event_mall_reply – you may Hit “Going” here right now!!
Just to give you an idea – there are about 70 children ( all girls ) + 10 Staff members & as of now we’ve about 12-15 volunteers confirmed their presence. So please pass on / circulate the mail / put in a word about this to your friends, colleagues, neighbors etc & get as many people as possible..

We would all assemble at 2.30pm..
Children / Staff / Volunteers introduction
Staff & some volunteers would cut the mangoes – ( me not in this department though J J )
Other volunteers would play some super games / interact with the children till the mangoes are ready to eat / should I say hog J J
We would all eat / play / sing / dance to the fullest like no one’s watching us!
Rainbow Home
Govt. Model Primary School,
Kodihalli, HAL 2nd Stage, Bangalore-56008
Landmark – If you are coming from Domlur / Kmgla side, then next to Carlton towers which is bang opposite to Indian Oil petrol Bunk – take a left in the 5th cross – come ahead till you find a temple on your left – keep moving ahead – deadend left & immediate right – is the Government School where children from Rainbow Home are residing.
At the temple – you can ask someone to guide you to Government School – cz no one will know “Rainbow Home”. Incase you have any trouble locating, you may call the following numbers:
Anamika – 9611117800
Eshwari – 9945061781
Rohit – 9739100945
So people! Plannn for the games, think think, dimag pe zor daalo with different ideas to have a blast! & get ready to enjoyyyy mangoes with the lovely children there! Let’s make this event a super-duper memorable one…!
See you all there @ 2.30pm!! All of you, please confirm your presence.. & pass onn..on… & on… to every single person you know & try grabbing them till the time you reach Rainbow home J J
Happy Volunteering…



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For Events at Jaaga: http://jaaga.in/calendar

Name of the event : Workshop Pitching & Promoting Your Startups

Date : June 26, 2013

Time : 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location : Jaaga Mud Heart

Description :”About the Workshop : Kristina will share her insights on how to communicate efficiently, how to avoid stage fright and stress before and during important presentations and will speak about basic social media strategies. Fred will show you how to develop and structure a good pitch for investors, will run a few mock pitches and provide feedback to the participants.”

Register NOW at: jaaga.in/blorelaunch 25 seats available only. No charges. Jaaga members & co-workers get first dibs!!

About the Workshop Hosts: Team behind LITS Global, which runs impact travel program connecting corporate professionals from Europe with social businesses in emerging countries. Kristina Dobesova has almost 8 years of experience in the media field. She used to work as an announcer and speaker in the radio, later she moved to television and became a reporter. Zdenek Fred Fous is a serial entrepreneur. As a co-founder of an internet-oriented VC firm, he has a very good understanding of the investors’ perspective. He is CEMS and AIESEC alumnus and Sandbox Ambassador.

Contact Name : Zdenek Fred Fous

Email : zdenek.fous@litsglobal.org

URL : http://www.litsglobal.org

No of Guests : 25 Seats Available



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Just a quick reminder about the Startup City Event which is due to take place in Bangalore (22nd June, 8.30 AM onwards)

At the event: you can watch live product demonstrations and get a peek into cutting edge technologies. You can lay hands on the best-of-breed solutions and meet young, energetic, passionate geeks. You can experience the culture of innovation in small companies and listen to Visionary Keynotes and In-depth Panel Discussions.

If you have the entrepreneurial bug in you, roll up your Sleeves, Come meet over 70 cool startups at the Startup City on Saturday June 22nd at Nimhans Convention Center (Near Dairy Circle), Bangalore.

The following eminent personalities will be speakers at the event.


•Chetan Maini, Founder & Chief of Strategy & Technology, Mahindra Reva
•Anil Joshi, President, Mumbai Angels
•Sanjay Mehta, CEO & Founder, MAIA Intelligence
•Dr. Aloknath De, Chief Technology Officer, Samsung India
•Dr. Viswanath Poosala, Head – Bell Labs India, Alcatel-Lucent
•Shoaib Ahmed, President, Tally Solutions Santanu Dutt, Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
•Bhavanipratap Rana, Investment Director, Intel Capital and many more

Topics to be Touched Upon:• New Paths to Online Revenue: Journey of Internet Entrepreneurs
• Concept to Success:Milestones for startups
• Opportunities for entrepreneurs in 2013
• Mistakes Entrepreneurs make when approaching VCs

Confirmed Venture Captialists:
• Bhavanipratap Rana, Investment Director, Intel Capital
• Karan Mohla, Vice President, IDG Ventures India
• Dr. Kumar Shiralagi, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital
• Arjun Ramegowda Narayanswamy, MD, Catamaran Ventures
• Anil Joshi, President, Mumbai Angels
• Bala Parthasarathy, Managing Partner, AngelPrime
• Ramesh Radhakrishnan, Partner, Artiman Capital
• Padmaja Ruparel, President, Indian Angel Network and many more

You can meet founders & the star engineers from these companies and see how they built cutting edge products. There’s no better way to get a good sense of the product ecosystem!

To Register click below link or Send the below details to block the seat:


Kindly send me your complete details by using the below given format.

Email id:
Mobile No:

Looking forward to hear from you @ the earliest.

TIME: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
WHEN: Saturday 22 June, 2013
WHERE: NIMHANS Convention Centre, Hosur Road, Near Diary Circle, Bangalore

Hopefully I’ll see you on Saturday Morning (June 22nd),

Thanks & Regards
Tel: 91.080.43112177

Hopefully I’ll see you on Saturday Morning(June 22nd)

Hurry Up! Limited Seats Only! REGISTER FREE:

To Register click the below link:


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