Saturday, 12 November 2011


A Family Entertainment Center (FRC)
        A Family Recreation Center (FRC) includes a total entertainment system comprising Video game parlour for the kids, Billiards, pool-tables, A restaurant or a cafĂ© for the whole family. , other features added to cater to various age groups like Kiddies Party Area, Theme restaurants Sports Bar and so on.
Family Recreation Center Economics
        A bowling center requires about 100 ft. length, 12 ft width and 10 ft height per lane. A typical bowling lane package consists of new synthetic lanes, foundations, state-of-the-art automatic scoring systems, operation and cash control computer, seating arrangements and electronically controlled automatic pinsetters.

        Typically an eight-lane bowling centre requires a minimum of 8,000 sq ft, inclusive of alleys, snack bar, seating arrangements and so on. Taking the installation and alley costs into account, eight lanes cost roughly Rs 2 crore (inclusive of duty at 55 per cent). With air-conditioning, pro-shop, amusements, fast-food/cold drinks counter also included, the capital cost works out to approximately Rs 2.75 crore.

        Taking a lineage of 50 (lineage is number of games per lane per day) at Rs 100 a game, an eight-lane centre would generate Rs 1.4 crore per year. In addition would be the earnings from the amusements (Rs 40 lakhs) and the pro-shop (Rs 6 lakhs).

        The fast-food/beverages bar can estimatedly rake in about Rs 1.8 crore. Total revenues work out to be approximately Rs 3.5 crore annually. Industry sources say that the pay back at these centres is generally worth in 24 months.


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    022 24309536

    PDR Videotronics India Pvt Ltd
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  2. 462, Phoenix Garden City, S B Marg, Lower Parel, Lower Parel
    022 24914000

    Galaxy Bowling Co Pvt Ltd
  3. 17 C&d Pheonix Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Delisle Road
    022 24914404

    CO The Bowling Company
  4. 901, Maker Chamber V, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400021 022 22041183

    Indl Refrigeration P Ltd
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    singhania logistic packers and movers
  6. 99, Old Prabhadevi Road, Prabhadevi, Mumbai - 400025022 24309536

    Lunkad International
  7. 5, Roshni Building, Near Ajit Glass Signal, S V Road, Jogeshwari West, Jogeshwari West
    022 26790374

    Kaneria Metals
  8. Kennedy Bridge, Girgaon Chowpatty

    Buddy's Bowling Alley
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    The High Street Phoenix

Friday, 11 November 2011


Bowling is the second highest participation sport in the world, and quite popular as a sport and entertainment. With more and more Bowling Alley's opening in different parts of the country, this has given a fillip to the leisure business in general and FRCs in particular.

The act of trying to knock over a series of pins by rolling a round object towards them may not be new, but this great activity is as challenging and engaging today as it was in the past. Archaeologists have found evidence of bowling-type games from as long as five thousand years ago. This makes bowling one of the oldest sports on record, dating all the way back to the civilization of the ancient Egyptians. Every time you pull on your bowling shoes and head for your favorite lane to try and hit a few strikes, you are participating in a ritual that has amused and challenged humans since the year 3200 BC.

Bowling is a participatory sport that can be enjoyed by all ages, regardless of ability or size. Children who learn to bowl will learn about:
taking turns,
bowling etiquette,
respect for other bowlers,
keeping score, and
following rules.

Ten-Pin Bowling is a fun sport that even children can learn to play and enjoy. Here are a few things to keep in mind, if you want to teach your child to bowl properly.
First, it is highly recommended to start teaching children to bowl only when they are both old enough, and strong enough to hold and control the ball. This depends on the child's size and physical coordination, and not their age. The rule of thumb is that the weight of ball you will use should be about 10% of your body weight. Bowling alley house-balls usually start at 6lbs, so if your child weighs less than 60lbs, it is very likely that they won't be able to handle the ball, which will only frustrate the learning process. You'll also want to make sure that the holes of the ball they use aren't too large or too small for your child's hand. The holes on heavier house-balls are generally drilled larger than on the lighter ones, so pick out a ball that's both the right weight, as well as with the right sized holes.
The next thing you'll want to do is make sure that the shoes you rent fit your child properly. The shoes should not be tight, and feel comfortable. Since alley shoes are used by many people, and can get stretched out with wear, you might want to have your child try a few pairs on before you start. It is also a good idea to bring two different pairs of socks with you - one thick and one thin. In this way, if you find a pair of shoes that's a little too wide, the child can wear the thick socks, but if a pair is narrower, they'll have the thin socks available to make sure the shoes don't hinder them.
so kids enjoy bowling!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


After liberalization and economic boom many international sports are becoming popular in india which were not known & accessible to the general public are now available for the general public which includes bowling.

Many centers of bowling alley are opening up in many cities and malls which are liked by people and taking huge participation in them. there are many national bowling competition held in india which includes the ongoing Aircel 23rd National Ten Pin Bowling Championship2011 held at Bangalore from november 6th to 13th nov.

Bowling is fast becoming the most popular form of indoor recreation and is growing in popularity, especially with the open-play customer. Being truly intergenerational, it has high appeal to both families with children and adults, so it makes an ideal anchor attraction for destination entertainment and eatertainment centers.

Many Malls and Shopping centers are eyeing and targeting customers to earn n entertain by opening bowling arena .Ten pin bowling is more popular in india

Ten-pin bowling is a sport in which a player rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible.


The bowler is allowed 10 frames in which to knock down pins, with frames one (1) through nine (9) being composed of up to two rolls. The tenth frame may be composed of up to three rolls: the bonus roll(s) following a strike or spare in the tenth (sometimes referred to as the eleventh and twelfth frames) are fill ball(s) used only to calculate the score of the mark rolled in the tenth.
Bowling has a unique scoring system which keeps track not only of the current score but also strikes and spares, which give multiple marks. Effectively, there are three kinds of marks given in a score; a strike (all ten down in the first ball), a spare (all ten down by the second ball), and an open (missed pins still standing when the turn ends.

so cheerup india !!!!!! keep liking bowling!!!!

Friday, 4 November 2011


Indian politics is undergoing a transition which can be very painful as those who are in power are very reluctant to the changing facade and perception among people with lots of scams and corruption cases bursting here and there , these politicians are running for cover ..

Baba Ramdevs movement and then Anna movement has thrown politicians helter and skelter taking them off guard as suddenly someone is challenging their style and functioning of utter unaccountability , earlier the RTI has lead to unravelling of many scams ans looting of public wealth by public servants and beauracrat, still the ruling party is in denial mode for accountability and even the layman are apprehensive whether our corrupt system can ever be transformed.

All parties and mainly the ruling parties has lot to hide so they are trying every tricks in books to derail the issue and shift focus of public away from corruption which they want to deal only in public dressing manner as they cant burn their own hands by bringing in strong laws which can lead to actions against top netas and bureaucrat.

we can sense a lot of uneasiness creeping in the political arena which can be felt in the way they r giving unnecessary statements and malingning people who have started movement against political corruption.

lets hope these may lead us to a more corrupt free india!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 30 June 2011

A systemic approach to reducing corruption

In the anti-corruption debate that saturates the media today, everyone has their favourite fix. The Jan Lokpal supporters believe that the answer lies in creating a strong Lokpal with wide powers to detect, investigate, prosecute and punish the corrupt. They are right, too. India’s oversight of higher level government, including high-level politicians, bureaucrats and judges, is weak and fragmented. The result—few of them have lost jobs or faced criminal action for corruption.
Then we have the lamenters, who burrow into history to extract stories of perfidy and intrigue, of deserting armies and spies bought over, to justify their case that Indians are incurably corrupt. If we are to believe these purveyors of the eugenics of corruption, then surely we have a pro-corruption gene lurking somewhere in our South Asian DNA.
Yet, studies across the world show that many countries have been able to drastically reduce corruption, so fast that we cannot attribute its demise to a sudden improvement in morals and ethics. They did this mostly through a series of system improvements and simultaneous crackdowns on the corrupt.
There are several rigorous theses that have been built around a “systems” view of corruption. One respected model is by Robert Klitgaard, who presents an understanding of corruption in a simple yet powerful formula, C=M+D–A, corruption equals monopoly plus discretion, minus accountability. Wherever these conditions exist, be it the public or private sector, corruption tends to happen.
The solution to corruption is self-evident in the formula. If we reduce monopolies, reduce discretion and increase accountability, corruption can come down dramatically. Demonopolization of the telephony sector shows how corruption has been eliminated in retail telephony services. The filing of e-returns for income tax, automatic assessments and sending of tax refunds directly to assessee bank accounts is an example of reducing corruption through the elimination of human discretion. Seen through the filter of this formula, the positioning of a strong Lokpal within an overarching anti-corruption system is in increasing accountability.
Klitgaard’s approach to reducing corruption makes sense because it does not look upon corruption through the lens of morality, as the lamenters do. He terms corruption as a crime of calculation, not one of passion. Nobody is born corrupt. However, as long as people anywhere find that rewards are high and punishments are unlikely, they will continue to drift into corruption. The taking of a large kickback on a contract, or cheating on medical and transport bills is prompted by the same calculation; temptation and the secure knowledge that one won’t get caught. That is why, many government and private officials start off being honest, then become corrupt over time.
Those who support a Lokpal must realize that this institution alone cannot reduce corruption. The most important shortcoming is that it focuses only on corruption involving public servants; private sector corruption is left out from its purview. Moreover, even in the public sphere, the Lokpal’s effect will be multiplied only if it goes hand in hand with systemic reform that simplifies procedures, reduces discretion and demonopolizes whatever can be demonopolized, so that citizens have a choice between service providers. In such situations, the corrupt service provider will be competed out of the market. concentrates on finding systemic solutions to corruption. We analyse the burgeoning database of citizen-sourced experiences on corruption posted on our site, now more than 12,000, and suggest improved workflows to the government to reduce corruption- prone processes. Since our proposed solutions are data-driven and specific, they are difficult to be ignored.
Significantly, 14% of experiences reported on the site are of citizens’ successfully resisting corruption and of where they did not have to bribe, thanks to a good government officer or a streamlined system. We tease out from these what patterns of behaviour and strategies work, and help citizens to avoid bribe- paying situations by giving situation-specific and generic advice.
The lamenters do play a useful role, though. Their depressing dirges about the corrupt culture of Indians may hurt national pride enough, to spark an upsurge of societal disapproval of corruption. However, we cannot expect this to rise spontaneously; it has to be spurred by an initial concerted and successful effort in anti-corruption reform. It is when we stop and reverse corruption through systemic reform that society will change track from celebrating corruption, or standing by helplessly, to disapproving it.
What we need not waste our time on is in wishing that morals will improve or waiting for messiahs to rid India magically off corruption. Nobody is going to descend from heaven and banish corruption by waving a magic wand.
We cannot outsource our anti-corruption initiatives to agitations and hunger strikes either, if we are unwilling to combat corruption in our personal transactions with the government. If you can claim your passport and ensure that your flat is registered without paying a bribe, even if you have to endure considerable inconveniences, that is when you can hold your head up high and say that you have done something lasting to combat corruption.
T R Raghunandan is coordinator,, a website run by the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011


A sweeping empowerment

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
By Mayank Gandhi
During the Mumbai Municipal Elections 2002, as a citizens group, we had invited all the candidates on a common stage and had strongly interrogated them. The voters, brought up on fear of the political class, surprisingly saw the candidates afraid of them and trying to woo them. One of the candidates had seven murder cases lodged against him. During the grilling, he broke down on the stage and started weeping and apologising. That was therapeutic for the thousands who were part of the audience. That gave rise to a powerful citizens movement and India's first citizen candidate was elected by the same voters in the 2007 municipal elections.

A similar empowerment has been sweeping across the nation in the last six months. People, seeing the daring and audacious bravery of Anna Hazare, a 74-year-old rustic, have started talking about being the masters and the politicians being the servants. The other day I saw a 12-year-old child telling a group of policemen that their van was wrongly parked! "Jan Lokpal, Jan Lokpal". That is the real change of attitude that is visible. The absence of fear. From a smouldering resentment to an empowered assertion.

Six months back, it would have been unthinkable to see someone like Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and others take on the high and mighty with logic, precision and ferocity. Refusing to be cowed down, refusing to compromise, refusing to play footsie. Coming out of every meeting and hitting out, holding press meets after question answer sessions, exposing the machination and intent of the government – the debate and the relationship between the rulers and the ruled has changed forever.

After Gandhiji came back from South Africa, he started his movement in 1918 in Kheda and Champaran. India got its independence in 1947, after 29 years of struggle, deaths, violence and oppression. The British, at least, had another address to which they could recede, but the corrupt in government have none. So, they are going to dig in deep and use all possible methods to scuttle this democratic agitation. Whether calling names, dividing the supporters using religion, caste and creed, using violence and subterfuge – all will be tried. They are finally the powerful and the rich. And, it is a question of their existence. If the Jan Lokpal Bill is passed – their survival, made of corrupt means and acquisitions, will be in peril.

This second freedom struggle began in January 30, 2011 – just five months back. It is a long haul, a kurukshetra with the government and the political establishment on one side and a vast majority on the other. Being an observer of contemporary politics, I do not remember the last time any sensitive democracy had a government ranged on one side and over 90 per cent of the people on the other. Even during the Emergency, the government had more than 35 per cent support of the people. In Egypt, the rulers had more than 25 per cent support, before it was overthrown.

The reach and immediacy of the media in our lives heightens each and every subtle move that is being made on either side. It will also quicken the outcome. Initially, the people taken by surprise at the audacious moves of Team Anna, took detailed interest in each and every nuance of the arguments. Now, everyone has made up their minds. The interest seems to be visibly waning in debates and discussions as not many need to be convinced anymore. The anger has turned to resolve and determination. The people will deliver their views at the right time. As they had done after the Emergency, as they had done after the Janata Party fiasco, as they had done after Bofors. An indictment – swift and sure – as they just demonstrated during this TN elections.

So, the movement will go through slow phases and fast, as it moves towards an outcome, an outcome that will reduce corruption or one in which an arrogant, short-sighted government will crush the movement with violence, money and divisive ploys or an outcome in-between. The elections might be the final arbiter, whether the 2014 General Election or the one after.

The movement and its supporters will have to continue to have patience and resolve, never losing heart, digging in deep and staying the course. The country will come out of this churning – stronger and healthier. No other democracy in the world has ever had so many debates and discussions on a single bill. Millions now know of the details of the Jan Lokpal Bill and have strong views on the same. This is the strength of our democracy. Rejoice in this open and transparent democracy – don't let a bit of stink and dirt deter you. It is all a part of the process.

Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo used to lament that India was in tamas or inertia. Well, I am seeing some stirring of Rajas or Action. Let us celebrate and build on it.