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Thursday, January 18, 2018

How to achieve #LifeGoals with Bajaj Allianz



' Goals, Goals, you must have specific goals ' , preaches everyone but none guides us practically. Goals can only be reached through a perfect plan, in which we must believe fervently, and we mush act vigorously. 

#LifeGoals could be buying a Dream Villa , a stylish sports car, building a Crore corpus or having a fairy-tale destination wedding. How to achieve these #LifeGoals  with a Goal Based Investment Plan ?

Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines. If and only if we have the blue print of our goals, plans then only we can succeed.  Choosing an exciting Life goal and working for it consistently, achieves great success. #LifeGoals planned and invested with Bajaj Allianz LIC are facts with Headlines. 
How ?. Let's find out.



We the finance, lifestyle bloggers were invited by Bajaj Allianz LIC to learn about #LifeGoals and how to achieve them with Bajaj Allianz ULIP. 

ULIP means Unit Linked Insurance Plan. ULIP fortifies the merits of a market linked instrument and Life Insurance Policy. Part of the ULIP premium buys Life Insurance cover and the remaining part of the premium is invested in equities. 



We started with networking lunch in the company of blogger buddies. Photo-ops with props was fun start for the bloggers meet. The MC invited popular RJ Suresh Menon to take charge of the stage. He lightened the mood with his witty barbs and threw light on how different communities treat money, investment in their own peculiar ways. We played Dart game for better understanding of #LifeGoals 



Mr. Tarun Chugh ( MD & CEO - Bajaj Allianz LIC ) , Mr. Sampath Reddy ( CIO - Bajaj Allianz ) acquainted us about Bajaj ULIP through slide-shows.  How and where , in which scheme should we invest our hard earned money ? Is it proper ? Safe ?  Rewarding ? What is ULIP ? How it helps us in achieving #LifeGoals . Both the luminaries from Bajaj Allianz guided us step by step and cleared our doubts with facts & figures. This presentation assured us that we can confidently #InvestBefikar with Bajaj Allianz 



Here are some key-points about ULIP :

1. ULIP is Double Bonanza , as it provides Safety ( Insurance ) as well as Growth ( Investment ) i.e. Investing in ULIP is beneficial to receive both Insurance cover and monetary gains.
2. ULIP has long term Flexibility to switch
3. ULIP is easily diversified
4. ULIP facilitates periodical portfolio statement, guaranteeing transparency.
5. ULIP  gives Tax free Returns
6. ULIP is the best option for long term orientation
7. ULIP's fund management charges can not be above 1.35%
8. ULIP has major benefits over Fixed Deposits and Mutual Funds.
9. ULIPs are the best plans to achieve #LifeGoals and to #InvestBefikar with #BajajAllianzLIC
10. ULIP means disciplined saving due to their lock in periods. It is ideal for people saving for #LifeGoals



Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance is a joint venture between Allianz SE, the world’s leading insurer, and Bajaj Finserv Limited. Allianz SE is a leading insurance conglomerate globally and one of the largest asset managers in the world. Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance is one of the leading private life insurance companies in India. The Company has developed insurance solutions that cater to every segment and age-income profiles. Currently, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance has a strong product portfolio with adequate flexible products to cater to all kinds of customer needs from ULIPs to Child plans, from group insurance to health insurance. The Company began its operations in 2001 and today has a pan-India presence with more than 700 branches in India. Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance has been constantly expanding its operations to be close to their customers.

Dear Friends ,  stay tuned for the launch of the #BajajAllianzLIC 's new product which will help us to achieve our #LifeGoals Swiftly & Securely 

Please check details with Bajaj Allianz LIC , FaceBook , Twitter , Blog  Instagram 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Bajaj Pulsar presented “Festival of Speed – Season 3” in Mumbai



India’s biggest Biking Festival gets bigger and better

        The festival offered a fun filled extravaganza with Track racing and India’s first Stunt Championship, along with chance to get trained with professional racers like Emmanuel Jebaraj - National Champion and the art of stunting from India’s no. 1 Ghost Ryderz

        Open for all Pulsar customers and youth, the 6 race and 1 stunt participants have made their way to the finale at the Kari Motor Way on 18th Feb 2018

 Bajaj Auto, known for its sports bike legacy hosted the third season of the highly acclaimed Pulsar Festival of Speed. With another edition, the Pulsar fans witnessed double the fun and enthusiasm as per the last two editions. The festival was hosted at  Vashi, Navi Mumbai. The event started at 1 pm gave Pulsar customers a chance to indulge in professional lap racing on a track setup for ultimate biking experience. Not just this, this time the festival offered India’s first Stunt Championship along with chance to get trained with professional racers like Emmanuel Jebaraj & Kartik Purushothaman- National Champions and the art of stunting from India’s no. 1 stunt team Ghost Ryderz.  Touted as India’s biggest biking festival, the festival will be further  hosted in Pune, Bangalore, Chennai and Coimbatore to provide a fun filled extravaganza with track racing competition and breath taking stunt shows. The festival has already concluded its successful chapters in Delhi and Hyderabad.

Apart from races, the festival offered a fun filled day with Pulsar experience zone, burn out zones and exclusive display of the Black Pack Pulsars lineup, Stunt shows much more. While the races were open for RS200, NS200/AS200 and Pulsar 220, 6 Pulsar customers were chosen for the final face off to be held at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore. Apart from Races, 10 Amateur stunters also participated in final stunt face offs at Leisure valley out of which 1 was selected for the finale. The festival will also travel to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai and Chennai with 36 race finalists (6 from each city) and 6 stunt winners to compete for the grand finale after undergoing full professional training from the experts on the Kari Motor Speedway, 

Coimbatore and Chennai Resp on 17-18th Feb 2018. The training and finale will be sponsored by Bajaj Pulsar. The winner of the grand finale will be awarded with the first Pulsar Cup of the country along with prize money of Rs 50,000 for both stunt & race category.

Commenting on this new initiative, Mr Sumeet Narang, Vice President – MarketingBajaj Auto Ltd said “The first two editions of Pulsar Festival of Speed saw spectacular response from the bike enthusiasts and as a market leader in sports segment, it’s our endeavour to evolve the landscape and keep raising the bar of customer engagement. Towards the same we introduced India’s 1st stunt championship in FOS where the amateur stunters will got train with best and a chance to become the 1st Pulsar stunt champion”He further added, “As a loved brand we wanted to give biking enthusiasts a chance to fine tune their racing and stunting skills. Towards the same we have also introduced pro clinics for amateur racers and stunters where they got a chance to train with the best professionals and improve their skills.”

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Hamara Tiranga Celebrating the 76th Quit India Movement, 2018


Milind Soman, Rahul Dev, Ashmit Patel and Vijay Raaz come together on screen for a period film “Hamara Tiranga”


Silver Screen Pictures ltd. Launch their Feature production “Hamara tiranga”, on the 19th of January, 2018 starring veteran actors Rahul Dev, Milind Soman, Ashmit Patel and Vijay Raaz. The film is directed by late Sanjeev Balath and produced by George Mathew. A Period Drama film, “Hamara Tiranga” unfolds the true story of a small village’s Struggle for independence against the British Raj. The story is set in the backdrop of the year 1942, the same time around when Quit India Movement was launched by the then, All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi. The launch date of the film also marks the silver Jubilee of the Quit India Movement. The story revolves around a remote Indian village’s war against the British Empire during the year 1940's and ultimate victory of their freedom from British slavery in a small village called Kanakpur, which defeats the British Empire by bringing down their flag and Hoisting Indian Flag, thus attaining independence in the year
1942.

Mr. George Mathew, Producer says, “It has been shot in Kutch, Gujarat where famous Lagaan
Film was shot but with a different background. In Lagaan freedom is achieved through the game
of Cricket but in Hamara Tiranga, Villagers attain freedom though the British game of Flag
Hoisting.”

The movie also stars actresses like Harry Key, Thomas Munro, Madhu Sharma and Sheetal
Shah in lead roles. The music of the film boasts of prominent names from the Music Industry
like Lalit Pandit, Umesh Sandilya (Executive Producer) and singers like Sonu Nigam,
Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan. Initially titled “The Flag”. The movie has been renamed to
“Hamara Tiranga”.

Actor Ashmit Patel says, “Shooting for Hamara Tiranga has been a unique experience because
it’s my first period film which I based in the 1940s and the character I play is very earthy and
Straight from the heart kind of a guy who is the Strong man of the village who doesn’t think but
goes by what he feels is in his heat, I had a fantastic time shooting in Bhuj in the Rann of Kutch
where our set was put up. Playing the character of deva gave me an opportunity to go back in
the ear and get into the skin of Deva who epitomizes the aggressive side of people who are
fighting for their freedom. It’s very special to me.”

Actress Sheetal Shah, “Hamara Tiranga” is very close to my heart. My character RADHA is fiery,
has a mind of her own and I lived it and loved it each day if my 40 days shoot. We shot in Kutch,
which made it more special as I m a Gujarati. The film being placed in 1942, it allowed me to live

the pre-independence era. Our costumes were beautiful with a touch of that era. The set was
beautiful and earthy. I am sad to have lost our director Sajeev Balath who was the creator of
this story and film. He envisioned this beautiful story of a small village full of innocent villagers
and their revolt against the British atrocities. Of the 9 films I have done, this one truly remains
one my favourite experiences”.

About Silver Screen Productions: A 360 media entertainment company by Mr.George Mathew,
Mrs., Parvati Menon, U. Ramachandran, Director Naved Mulla and the late Director Sajeev
Balath. SILVER SCREEN PICTURES LTD is an incorporated Company Registered under the Indian
Companies Act 1956. The Company is in the process of inducting more and more professionals
from the Film and Entertainment Industry. The main objective of the Company is to produce
regular feature films in Hindi and in various regional languages on a regular basis, production of
T.V. Serials, News Channels etc., and other activities in the Media and Entertainment area.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

LG unveils its SIGNATURE series in India


LG SIGNATURE product lineup, which brings together the company’s best technology and best designs under a single name was unveiled today in Mumbai. The vision of LG SIGNATURE is to stay pure and sophisticated, true to each product’s essence. The initial offerings in the LG SIGNATURE lineup include a more advanced TWIN Wash™ washing machine, a cutting-edge Door-in-Door™ refrigerator, a futuristic hybrid air purifier.

“Our driving principle is to ensure that the essence of our products is preserved from idea generation through to the end-user experience, LG SIGNATURE is the embodiment of everything that is important to LG and we hope to convey that philosophy to customers who appreciate great products from strong brands. I am confident that Indian consumers will like LG SIGNATURE series.” said Youngnam Roh - Director Home AppliancesLG Electronics India.

“LG SIGNATURE series was well received by global consumers; to reach out to Indian consumers, we will create experiential zones so that maximum people can experience this amazing product range.  At the beginning of this year SIGNATURE is first launch from house of LG and I am sure this will be appreciated by consumers as same is developed on a foundation of meaningful innovation and timeless aesthetics.” he added

Commenting at the occasion Mr. Nimesh Shah- Regional Business Head Mumbai LG Electronics India said, “LG SIGNATURE SERIES is the brand’s latest offering for premium requirement of our consumers. This range has a wide array of products that will make any home look and feel rejuvenated. This range is a mix of the best technologies, thereby giving consumers an overall uphaul to a more sophisticated home. This category of premium products boasts of innovation which is completely a big leap ahead of the others.”

Refrigerator that Unveils the Freshness Within
The LG SIGNATURE refrigerator represents the visualization of essence with a fresh take that is both intuitive and evolutionary. As a nod to its innovative spirit, LG has taken its award-winning Door-in-Door™ design one step further by adding a Knock-on Door-in-Door feature that makes the opaqueDoor-in-Door™compartment transparent with a simple knock. The transparent surface allowscustomers to peer inside the refrigerator without having to open the door, offering significant energy savings by limiting cold air loss.Even more innovative is the new Auto Door Open feature which automatically opens the door when an individual approach the refrigerator, allowing for quick and easy access even if your arms are full of groceries.

The LG SIGNATURE refrigerator is powered by LG’s Inverter Linear Compressor which automatically adjusts its cooling capacity based on load conditions, generates less internal friction due to its unique design and is backed by a 10-year warranty.

Washing Machine Like No Other
The unique-looking LG SIGNATURE washing machine is an advanced version of the LG TWIN Wash™. The LG SIGNATURE front load washing machine is more durable, more convenient and more sophisticated than ever and features the unique pedestal MINI Wash under the main unit.

The minimalistic design of the LG SIGNATURE washing machine is highlighted by the beautiful Quick Circle User Interface which is touch-enabled and embedded in the glass door that makes it easy to

use when standing. The Push Open washing machine door can be opened even when your hands are full by simply pushing lightly and the enamel coating which gives the washing machine a sophisticated and sleek look also repels fingerprints and corrosion.

The LG SIGNATURE washing machine comes equipped with LG’s proprietary Centum System™ which improves the washing machine’s durability and energy efficiency with an advanced suspension system. Noise emitted while the washing machine is in operation is greatly decreased because the Centum System™ minimizes the tub’s vibrations during a wash cycle.

Air Purifier that Cleans Air Before Your Very Eyes
LG believes that nothing is more important than clean air. The exquisitely designed LG SIGNATURE air purifier allows the air cleaning process to be a visual experience with its innovative transparent panel. Equipped with an advanced Aqua-Cyclone feature,this air purifier harnesses the power of water to filter out harmful chemicals and contaminants while quickly bringing the room to comfortable humidity levels. The unit is equipped with LG’s Semi-Permanent Filter System, allowing consumers to remove, wash and reuse the filters for up to 10 years, saving both time and money.

While fine dust particles are typically invisible to the naked eye, customers can see the air quality of their indoor environment by simply glancing at LG’s Smart PM1.0 Indicator. Positioned around the control display, the indicator uses four different colors of light to signify the concentration of super-fine dust particles.

Products are available for experience at Festival Square - Palladium, High Street – Phoenix, Lower Parel till 26th January.
LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of LG Electronics, South Korea was established in January 1997 in India. It is one of the most formidable brands in consumer electronics, home appliances, IT hardware and mobile communications space. In India, LG has earned a premium brand positioning and is the acknowledged trendsetter for the industry. LGEIL's manufacturing unit at Greater Noida is one of the most eco-friendly units among all LG manufacturing plants in the world. The second Greenfield facility is located at Ranjangaon; Pune has the capacity to manufacture Air Conditioners, LED TVs, washing machine, refrigerators and monitors.

Asia’s biggest fitness exhibition, BodyPower India Expo 2018



Asia’s biggest fitness exhibition, BodyPower India Expo 2018 begins with a muscular bang at NESCO Goregaon 

Body Power India Expo, the biggest gathering of bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts opened its gates on a Friday for all. The expo saw participation from some of the most esteemed health & fitness brands, along with globally renowned athletes.
Day 1 of the Expo started with an inauguration ceremony by Mr. Nick Orton, CEO, BodyPower and renowned athletes Kai Greene, Sangram Chougule, Shweta Rathore, Bollywood actor Sahil Khan, Flex Wheeler, Tom Coleman, Zac Aynsley and Josh Maley. While they spoke about health and fitness, Mr. Nick Orton highlighted the growing awareness of nutrition in India and how BodyPower has got a bigger and better with many new latest techniques.
The day began with National Championship Qualifying Rounds of MMA and Kick Boxing which captivated the attendees with highly energetic cheers. Each zone was supervised by globally renowned athletes.


On this occasion Mr. Nick Orton, CEO, BodyPower said “ The first day has come to an end and we can say it has gone formally well, we have great line of athletes so we had all the leading international athletes coming across legends like Flex Wheeler, phenomenal Kai Greene and PCA Pro and other athletes like Tom Coleman, Zac Aynsley and Josh Maley. The number one Indian athletes Sangram Chougule and the number one  female athletes Shweta Rathore and that to be supported by other regional athletes that we are proud to support and the exhibition was itself was really well built and developed by all the leading name of the industry and of course BodyPower impacts the team to came in force to support the show and now we have got over 2000 ambassadors in India who are back of this show those people get rewarded for their  hardwork for BodyPower and finally the visitors  and they are very strong turnout  here with BodyPower delight to see so many people coming and enjoying the BodyPower Expo”.

Visitors got the opportunity, to get up close with a huge array of leading national and international athletes, along with attending their interviews, competitions and workshops that were taking place throughout the day. There were some exciting interactive sessions taking place within the expo, followed by masterclasses. With a large number of visitors from the industry, the expo also provided them a platform to deal directly with retailers, gym managers, group buyers, health centres, practitioners, personal trainers and distributors.
The list of exhibitors at the Expo increases each year. Some of the leading names part of the Expo were Mutant, Welcare, Matrix, Real Mix, BPI, RSP, Omtex, Influx, Powermax, N2 Nutrition, Into Wellness, Dynamik Muscle, Wolfcare, Apollo Pharmacym, Bulk Powder UK and many more International and National Brands.
The 5th edition of the annual BodyPower India Expo kick-started today and will be on till Sunday, 14th Sunday, 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai. So, if you’ve missed the opening day of the expo, there are still two more days of action to come and get involved

Friday, January 12, 2018

Launch of Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, 2018


Paani Foundation announced the launch of
Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, 2018

After receiving an overwhelming response in 2016 and 2017 from the people of Maharashtra, Paani Foundation today announced the launch of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, 2018. Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra FadnavisAamir Khan & Kiran Rao, Founder, Paani Foundation, & Mr. Satyajit Bhatkal, CEO, Paani Foundation, were present on this occasion.

Paani Foundation is an initiative set up by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao.  It has been working since the year 2016 to create a people’s movement for drought-free Maharashtra.

This year the competition tenure for Satyamev Jayate Water Cup is from 8th April to 22nd May 2018. The top three villages will get a cash prize of Rs. 75 lakhs, Rs. 50 lakhs and Rs. 40 lakhs respectively. In addition, the top village from each taluka will get a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs. The total prize money which the villages stand to win in the competition is nearly Rs. Ten crores.

Satyamev Jayate Water Cup is a competition between different villages to see who can do the best work for watershed management and water conservation in the period of the competition. As part of the competition, Paani Foundation will train the villagers in the science of watershed development. These villagers will then participate in the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup. The 45-day long competition involves ‘Shramdan,’ (voluntary labour) in building important structures and thus, water storage capacities. Every revenue village in the selected talukas is eligible to participate. Participation is based on self-selection and the application form needs to be sent by the Gram Panchayat.

A total of 1,321 villages from 30 talukas took part in the second edition of Satyamev Jayate Water Cup competition and created water storage potential of 8,361 crore litres of water! A small Adivasi Village, Kakaddara from Arvi taluka of Wardha won the Water Cup, 2017.

This year the competition has been extended to 75 talukas in 24 districts of Maharashtra.  

Every village in the selected talukas is eligible to participate and has been given Aamir Khan's signature invitation for this purpose. A grand photo exhibition that explains the journey and purpose of the Water Cup was organized in close conjunction with the government of Maharashtra in all 75 talukas and has been attended by lakhs of villagers and students.

The entry form is in two parts. Over 7,000 villages have submitted Entry Form Part 1 so far. The second part of the form requires the village to hold a gram sabha and select 5 participants for the four day training conducted by Paani Foundation. The last date for submitting the completed entry form Part 2 is 31st January 2018. Paani Foundation extends a warm invitation to all the villages in the selected talukas to complete the entry process and begin their journey to water and prosperity

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Folic Acid Awareness Week 2018


Raveena Tondon, brand ambassador for the Folic Acid Awareness initiative

  Spina Bifida Foundation, a foundation aimed at prevention of Birth defects and Meyer Vitabiotics, a leading pharmaceutical company, jointly announces a one of its kind initiative “GO FOLIC” campaign India as part of National Folic Acid Week from January 8th to January 14th.

This campaign is aimed to create awareness on prevention of Spina Bifida, congenital birth defect. GO FOLIC - One of its kind initiatives by Meyer Vitabiotics for prevention of Spina Bifida. They have been spreading awareness about importance of Folic Acid since 2015.

Started on 27th August 2015 across India GO FOLIC campaign has liaison with State Governments, the Union Health Ministry and WHO India to reach to the masses by undertaking various activities like Awareness Campaign, Events, Health Camps and Doctor Participation Activities. This will be an on-going campaign. GO FOLIC aims to spread the vital message about taking Folic Acid as well as Vitamin B12 before pregnancy to prevent birth defects.

This initiative is launched as part of Corporate Social Responsibility, a joint initiative by Meyer Vitabiotics in collaboration with Spina Bifida Foundation to make a positive difference in society. Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon is the brand Ambassador for GO FOLIC campaign.
Speaking about the cause Mr. Rohit Shelatkar, Meyer Vitabiotics Vice President said “As a nutraceuticals company we believe it’s our responsibility to make healthcare simpler. Keeping the leading edge of international research and being sensitive to specific consumer needs, we at Meyer Vitabiotics want to make a significant difference in the lives of people. The awareness is still non-existent in rural and urban India. This campaign will educate people on the importance of Folic acid and its requirements during pregnancy for a growth of a healthy baby”
Congenital birth defects mainly (NTDs) Neural tube defects form a major share in India, are assuming greater importance as a leading cause of Neonatal and Infant Mortality in India. With this joint initiative, Spina Bifida foundation chief Dr. Santosh Karmarkar and Meyer Vitabiotics Vice President Mr. Rohit Shelatkar takes a step to create awareness and help prevention of Spina Bifida and its complications.

Folate is a vital Vitamin required majorly during pregnancy, for the development of maternal and fetal metabolic needs. Folic acid and Vitamin B12 deficiency in pregnant women can lead to grave consequences like FGR (Fetal Growth Retardation). Regular dose of Folic acid and Vit, B12 is required for every to be and would be mother.

Mr. Karmarkar, Founder of Spina Bifida Foundation said Every year about 25 to 40 thousand children are born with mild to severe form of birth defects. Every year there is increase in the infant mortality rate. The children who are born with such casualty suffer from mild to severe form of Spina bifida. Prevention of NTDs is an immediate Public Health priority for India. GO FOLIC campaign will address this issue. 70% of NTDs are due to a lack of Folates and therefore ensuring an adequate daily intake of Folic Acid and B12 vitamins in the diets of mothers-to-be, prior to conception and during pregnancy can prevent most cases of NTDs”

Prevention of NTDs and other birth defects is on the top of the stated WHO goals for South East Asia. NTDs, which are congenital malformations of the Spinal Cord & Spine, cause varying degrees of childhood paralysis (more severe than Polio) and also affect the development of the lower limbs, brain, urinary bladder and Bowel. India has one of the highest incidences of NTDs in the world – up to 4-5 /1000 live births! This would amount to as many as 25000 - 40000 children born with this defect in India each year.