Miss India is an annual, national beauty pageant held in India and organized by Femina & Pantaloons.
Simran Kaur Mundi of Mumbai was crowned Miss India Universe 2008 at a glittering function held at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai on Saturday night.
Parvathy Omanakuttam of Kerala won the Miss India World crown while Harshita Saxena of Goa was declared Miss India Earth.
Simran Kaur Mundi
Update: Parvathy Omanakuttan - First Runnerup at Miss World Contest 2008
=> More information - Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2008 (Photo credits: PTI Photo by Girish Srivastav / TOI / offical web site)
The Mumbai Marathon event was first staged in the year 2004. It is held annually in January. It is 42.195 km long Marathon race. And the winners are for 2008 Men race :
Rest of country feels heat when mumbai catches cold. ATMS stopped functioning across country, BSE and NSE stops trading bringing down financial system. And don't ask about air, road and rail links all of them are halted.
Once again Mumbai is flooded, I don't understand why the hell in our country we don't learn lessons from past. Be it earthquakes, floods, epidemics etc our disaster management sucks for sure. And government never wake up in time.
Recent record rain in Mumbai took its toll on IT too. Many call center located in Mumbai diverted work/call to Delhi and Bangalore. This put lots of pressure workload in this cities.
Network administrator had their worst nightmare. Many of cities ATM, phone lines, Mobile networks were down. Although connections resumes now.
My friend needed some money here in Delhi so he went to SBI as well as HDFC ATM and guess what both were down due to rain in Mumbai. Most of the banks in India have data center in Mumbai and rain hits it very badly. In these days of cutting edge computers, Internet, and satellites banking operations should be easy. I don't believe then don't have backup servers and routing in first place :( . We claim to be number of hot spot for outsourcing jobs, but we don't know how to handle such disaster.
These days lots of private data center exists in Delhi, pune, bangalore cities. Why banks in Mumbai partner with them for backup servers and routing i.e. outsource your work to other cities in India itself so rest of the people get service.
Because they have don't have backup plan in Mumbai the entire banking network went on blink (network is unreachable!!!). This is not good for for developing economic.
Nearly 800+ people are feared to have been killed in worst-ever floods and loss of billions of dollars. May they rest in peace.
Wikipedia has article on Maharashtra floods of 2005.