• 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.....

Friday, March 30, 2012

BenQ Joybee GP2 Projector Review

Joybee GP2 is a new projector from BenQ.This projector is palm sized and is aimed to be sold to frequent travelling business professionals.

  • All in one apple iphone/ ipod compatable dock.
  • Optional battery pack that costs Rs 5000 extra to last about 1.5 hours on full brightness and three hours on eco mode.
  • 3LED Projection Technology [DLP]
  • 720p HD ready short throw projection [44 inches @ 1 metre].
  • 200 ANSI Lumens brightness
  • PC,AV and HDMI Multimedia connectivity.
  • Support of multiple video format including MKV via usb stick.
  • Maximum of 160 inches screen size.
  • SD Card Slot
  • USB Reader
  • File Transfer to 2GB onboard memory [1.3 GB usable] from computers.
  • Double 2W stereo speakers.
  • 30000 hours usage possible in ECO mode.
  • Touch sensitive control panel.
  • 565 grams weight.
Price: Rs 39137
Contents of the Projector box
  1. BenQ Joybee GP2 and stand.
  2. Remote control with batteries
  3. Carry bag
  4. Adaptor
  5. USB cable
  6. Power Cord
  7. User Manual
  8. Warranty Card
  9. CEA 30 pin cable.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Toyota Etios Liva Test Drive Application Form

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Friday, March 23, 2012

150 mm Sweep Havells Exhaust Fan

I bought a 150 mm (6 inch) sweep Exhaust fan.The thing is plastic moulded and would be placed for ventilation in the enclosure i would be making for my digital video billboard advertising display at Para Junction, Nooranad.
Havells Ventil Air DX
Exhaust Fan
Sweep: 150mm
Power consumption: 28watts

MRP; Rs 1725

I paid Rs 1025.Here is the estimate copy given to me on purchase.Shops here wont give you bill.They give you estimate only and then the fake the bills (i guess).

This fan was bought from Margin Free Electrical Shop at ONV Junction, Kayamkulam.

Havells 150mm Sweep Exhaust Fan 28W Video

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The first six months of Digital Tyke Ads

This is the second part of the post "Outdoor Advertising & Digital Signage Displays".As mentioned there, i did start Digital Tyke Ads on 18th March 2012. This youtube video is the inspiration for trying out whether outdoor video billboard advertising works.I had not much knowledge about advertising other than running some adwords campaign & promoting ads on my own websites & other websites. Initially not many was interested in my digital billboard. The biggest turnoff is the location.I placed the display in a place where flex banner advertising is regarded as a luxurious extravaganza. My initial placement was flop. So i changed to a new position. Some people were satisfied with the new placement. Also ads started to perform well and people began noticing the ads. Meanwhile i changed the name of the service as Digital Tyke ads.Initially i promoted it with the name Digital Tyke Signage Solutions.

100 inch digital billboard at Para Junction which will soon be shifted to a busier town
After six months of running this service, i have learned much through interaction of clients, regarding placement of outdoor advertisement billboards, optimising ads for digital signage systems. As a part of the learning process i have decided to upgrade the technology of my display and start a new one in a more urban environment. I have shortlisted towns such as Tiruvalla, Kayamkulam, Adoor, Kottarackara and Karunagapalli. Last two weeks my manhours were spend for wandering and looking out of buildings suitable for this. I am asking for building owners for permission for installing such displays on their own building. Some of them are unwilling.One person in Karunagapally have quoted a huge money as rent.Although i liked the spot the rent quoted was too high.