• Memoir about Running a Weed Clearing Service in Kerala...

    Vaisakh Weed Clearing Service was a micro enterprises founded by me in 2011 to remove weeds and grass in plantations and agricultural lands on contract basis using a worker equipped with a Brushcutter machine by investing 75000 indian rupees.

  • How to run a roadside dosa business (and make it big).

    Interesting video explaining the math behind a roadside dosa business...

  • Munnar Holidays 2017

    Munnar hills you get the blessed presence of Maneesh Jayachandran , a visitor from plain lands. It is me At Rivulet resort, Pallivasal in last week of May. Photo taken on my mobile phone.Apologise for the terrible quality.The background shows river flowing near Rivulet resort.....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Friday, June 17, 2011

IndiaCan Broadcast Journalism Course

Educomp is an indian online education company whereas Pearson is an international education content provider service.Both of these guys have made a joint venture which is a vocational education company which believes it can make money from the youths of india.The IndiaCan Broadcast Journalism course and training have been entrusted to the NDTV whom they have roped in this.Students are expected to have fruitful sessions in which they can get insights in the industry from media professionals such as journalists, video editors, theatre people, personality trainers and corporate trainers.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vaisakh Weed Clearing Service Nooranad

I didn’t grew up planning to be an entrepreneur and choosing a different life. Now a days people have been branding me as ‘abnormal’. Vaisakh Weed Clearing Service was also born out of the so called ‘abnormal’ behavior that the society bestowed upon me.

A carpenter from Ernakulam was hired to make kitchen cabinets as a part of renovation of my home. His name is Selin. Selin told me about a grass cutting machine used in Ernakulam by workers of LNG Terminal. His description was that it was a long rod machine with a diesel engine on the rear and rotating metal blades on the front. He also offered help in buying it from Kochi. Later on a train journey I gazed upon such a machine operation. On that moment I felt there was a small business opportunity since my village is facing acute shortage for agricultural manual labour for weed clearing operations in rubber plantations.

Then for some days I did serious research on brush cutter models and their prices. I learned from owners the pros and cons of each machine. The dealers always promised best results if we buy their product.

string trimmer
String Trimmer
Then I bought a machine from Karnataka and used it on my plantation. I was amazed by the performance of the brush cutter and string trimmer. So I introduced this machine in my home town , Nooranad.  We started operations on 31st March 2011 using the brand name “Vaisakh Weed Clearing Service”. We opened a customer care office in Para Junction, Nooranad. And we tried to reach the farmers and created awareness about mechanization in the agricultural / farming sector.

Such a machine was unheard in Nooranad. People began to look the machine with suspicion. Some of them gave it a try and were heavily rewarded by the amount of money they saved employing this machine.
Our service is to clear the weeds/ unwanted plants, bushes etc  from plantations. Our operators are experienced folks and we were able to clear one acre of land for an amount between Rs 2000 and 4000 which otherwise would have costed between 10000 and 25000. We operate weed clearing services in and around Nooranad (covers parts of Alappuzha, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts) .

brush cutter operation
Operator with brush cutter working on a dense undergrowth
 Contact Office:

Vaisakh Weed Clearing Service,
Vaisakh Building, Para Junction, Nooranad, Alappuzha District, Kerala
Tel: 9947202625
Email: maneesh@careerdrive.co.in
Website: http://vaisakh.digitaltyke.com

Brushcutter Operation Video of Vaisakh Weedclearing Service

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Recharge your mobile phone for FREE

It might seem like a rumour but it is true that the company Mobikwik is providing free mobile recharges to phone users as a part of marketing of their online mobile recharge website.They make money out of the information you provide so it does not cost them much.Here is the way to get the free recharge.We suggest all users to read the FAQ and Program Policy.
  1. Visit Free Recharge web page and enter your email address.
  2. Download and install the toolbar they offer in your computer.
  3. You will get a confirmation email in your email inbox.Once you click the link you get the free mobile recharge.
 Update on 14th June 2011: Our Source says that the company has stopped the free recharge offer.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Aadhar - Unique Identification Number for Indians

Our indian establishment (read government) does not know who indians are.There are terrorists, bangladeshi migrants, others inside india.That might be the reason behind the UID Project now renamed as Aadhar.Nandan Nilekani was made boss of the project.

The Aadhar Project Kickstarted in my village called Palamel in June.I was informed that by the neighbours. I purchased the enrollement form from a nearby shop that sells forms for Rs 10.I filled it up attatched a copy of the voters id card and reached the government approved IT kiosk in every village of kerala called Akshaya center.

They gave a number 10034,10035 and 10036 for my family and i was asked to come on june 2nd.On june second i went and i was given another number 279 and was waiting patiently for about 4 hours and later i was called.My thumb impression of four fingers each of both hands was recorded in a scanner along with the two thumbs.I was sitting in front of an LCD monitor where i can see the things getting recorded.I posed well for the webcam to take my photo.But the operator insisted on leaning over in such a way that the photo output will be bad.They have got some sadism to make the photo look bad on the ID card.I then looked to a eye scanner that scanned my pupil.

Later the operator asks about caste and education to the people.In my case he knew that i was not from the reserved category by looking.He then asked whether i am general.I was marked graduate and employed in private service when i told him that i am an engineer and my job title is Chairman and Managing Director of a private limited company.

Now they gave me an acknowledgement slip and from the crowd i got the rumour that they will sent the UID number and card by post to my home.The operator did not hear me well and typed some wrong address in the card despite me telling the right address.