By incessant demand may I introduce a new picture of....
Wander over today's entry in my Jacob's Blog
(Please note: My main server is being serviced and hence pictures from there will not display on any of my blogs till the morning of 20th July 2005)
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Just had this, hot on the wire, from Willie in Canada:
Dinshaw Vimadalal belonged to the 1960 CBS bunch, was a Prefect, outstanding athlete and astounding on the parallel bars ! He has been in N. America since 1967, first in Western Canada, then in California and after an early retirement at age 47 has settled in Mexico. He flew in like the whirlwind ( literally so, in his own aircraft ! ) and dropped in on us with his wife (Feroza) who is also Bombay born......
Of course I remember 60er Dinshaw. Doesn't he look just great and fit as when he was at school?! Those muscles are still bristling.
Dinshaw was quite a gymnast, something I never was. I remember 58er Ratan Batliwalla, our late 59er Vasant Ghatge, 59er Peter Miovic, and 60er Dinshaw among the best gymnasts of our final years in school. Of course there were others who were good, as 59er Viney Sethi. But people like Viney had so many interests and were good at all of them, that gymnastics was just a way to be good in the other sports. I cannot, however, generalise, as someone like 59er Peter was also outstanding at swimming!!
Just to refresh you, here is the 1959 Gymnastics Team:
60er Dinshaw Vimadala, (I forget this 60ers name), and 60er ? Solomon
Back row: 60er Name forgotten and 60er Ajit Mehra
I just had it in from 59er Vijay (Nayar) that he should be visiting Toronto next month. Hope you can have a get together, as there seem to be so many of you in that metropolis. Remember me when you do!!
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Those of you who also read my Jacob's Blog may think I have gone "flower bonkers" when you view this page. But look a little more closely!!
Thanks to 59er Hasnain Chinwalla (Chin) who fed me this set of pictures.
You all know that the day that Willie celerated his 80th birthday, he also lost his brother-in-law, Pushpa's only brother. I had requested Chin to give Willie a card and bunch of roses, especially from us 59ers. Chin, correctly, did not think it appropriate as the sorrow was over-powering in the Shiri household on that joyous day.
Last week, Chin decided that he had to really honour our dearest Physics teacher on behalf of all of us in the way we all would be proud of - and he did it in style. Just, a moment ago, he transferred this set of images to me.
Here are the images received - and I must say Chin has a great digital camera as the quality of the photographs is just great. (Click on the images to see them larger - especially the card to read some hilarious text!!)
From all 59ers, THANK YOU Hasnain (Chin).
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Sunday, July 03, 2005
59er Ashok Kapur is the Promoter and Non-Executive Chairman of YES BANK, whose Public Issue closed on 21st June 2005. This is from the Press Release from the website of YES BANK.
Mumbai, June 22, 2005: The YES Bank IPO, which closed for subscription on 21st June, 2005 has received an overwhelming response across all classes of investors. A total of over 257,000 bids were received generating a demand of over Rs. 9000 crores, resulting in an overall final subscription of over 30 times.
The Institutional Portion (QIB) received over 190 bids for over Rs. 4700 crores, resulting in oversubscription of over 31 times. The Non-Institutional Portion (HNI) received more than 3,800 bids for over Rs. 3650 crores, resulting in oversubscription of over 46 times. The Retail Portion received over 253,000 bids for over Rs. 750 crores, resulting in oversubscription of over 10 times. Therefore the HNI/ Retail combined also exceeded Rs. 4300 crores.
Nearly 99% of the Bids were at the top end of the band i.e. at Rs. 45. YES BANK, in consultation with the Book running Lead Managers, DSP Merrill Lynch Limited and ENAM Financial Consultants Private Limited, has finalized the Issue Price at Rs 45. The shares are proposed to be listed on the National Stock Exchange of India Limited and the Stock Exchange, Mumbai. The listing is expected to be completed on or around July 12, 2005.
Mr. Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK said, “The phenomenal response from all investor classes reflects the tremendous faith in the enormous potential of YES BANK, an outcome of professional entrepreneurship and in its top-class management team of best-in-breed global bankers. We are fully committed to meet the expectations of investors and all stakeholders particularly given the excellent momentum established over the last 12 months. “
Well done Ashok - if I was in India I would have invested my Rs. 45 in your venture with great pleasure and confidence. :-)