Sunday, September 25, 2022

International Sugar Artist Opal Lippakorn showcased incredible sugar work piece THE DIVINE TRINITY at Cakeology Cake Fair in Mumbai

In his 1st visit to India, Opal visits Cakeology Cake Fair from 23rd till 25th Sept 2022.

Sugarin, showcased a life-size display by bringing in international food artist Opal Lippakorn - The Divine Trinity at cakeology, Mumbai. He launched his new product "Edible Metallic Dust Palette" and "Skin Tone Dust Palette" at SUGARIN stall B -19. These are the most unique edible products as they are very similar to cosmetic Palettes but in 100% edible form. Opal has also demonstrated how to use this Palette. Opal represents Sugarin Thailand.

Reshma Soni, Co-Founder of Sugarin said, “Opal is an incredible artist from Thailand and I reconnected with him after a two years gap. I am happy to bring him 1st time to India for this astounding event were we showcased Edible Metallic Dust Palette and Skin Tone Dust Palette to highlight the work of the prominent artist. Coming from the world of beauty and make up, he brings similarities in edible products and makeup. We are a company of edible food color with a national presence having a warehouse in UK, USA, and Thailand respectively. With this launch today, we are showcasing how food colour can not only be creatively used especially in baking but also safe for consumption. ”
Opal Lippakorn, international food artist said, “I am extremely happy that Sugarin has invited me to this astonishing event. I visited India for the first time and I loved to showcase the art of sugar. The culture of Thailand and India complement each other. The culture of India is quite colourful and this architecture, diversity, symbol of life is what I am representing with Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva. India values the artist and its piece of art and I am sure India will become the biggest market of food art in the future.”

He is also going to be a part of SUGARIN SE SAWAL LIVE show at SUGARIN stall which is a fun chat show with other Indian artists. 

A cake designer since 2012, Opal Lippakorn was a make-up artist in the fashion and beauty industry. Passionate and masterful at color manipulation and design, this designer from Bangkok uses his creations to communicate with his audience, sometimes to convey a message too. A nationally acclaimed artist, he has done elaborate cakes for big events serving thousands of customers including top Thai celebrities. His participation in the Birmingham cake international for two consecutive years has attracted and amazed audiences across the globe.

Friday, September 23, 2022


Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is observing “Swachhta Pakhwada” Cleanliness Fortnight from 16th – 30th September, 2022. As part of the Swachhta Pakhwada the IndiaTourism Mumbai, the Regional office of Ministry of Tourism for West and Central region is collaborating with Croma, India’s reputed Omni-channel electronics retailer from the Tata Group.

As consumers upgrade to the latest products for better life, IndiaTourism and Croma make it a mission to promote a culture of Responsible Consumption. IndiaTourism Mumbai is associated with the Croma stores, a Tata Enterprise to create awareness about E-waste. This is a step in the direction through E-Waste management. 

Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the country. The ever-growing electronics sector leading to high usage of the electronic equipment. Faster outmodedness and subsequent up-gradation of electronics product, are forcing consumers to discard old products, which in turn accumulate huge e-waste to the solid waste stream. This initiative has been taken up for the first time as one of the innovative activities to create more awareness on e-waste and considering the challenges faced on discarding electronics waste.

The association is to further create awareness and visibility on e-waste management. The highlight of “E- waste Collection boxes ” campaign with Croma stores includes placements of especially designed Incredible India and Croma branded “E-waste Collection box “ at 50+  Croma stores across Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh with a Tagline "Help us keep India as Incredible as ever". 

Today, the urge for people to upgrade and buy new devices has increased. However, as people buy new and updated devices every year and throw away the old ones, one cannot help but wonder, what do they do with these unused pieces left behind? To help solve this problem, IndiaTourism Mumbai and Croma aim to help their customers with the disposal of their old electronics in partnership with JustDispose, an expert in e-waste disposal in a safe and environment-friendly manner. In returns for the e-waste that a person disposes of, Croma plants a tree in their name. These Incredible India e-waste collection boxes will be placed in Croma stores across India for one year.

This is a yearlong activity aimed at creating awareness and encouraging consumers about responsible deposit of E-waste. 

Speaking about the association, Sri D Venkatesan, Regional Director of IndiaTourism Mumbai, the Western and Central Region office of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India quotes, “IndiaTourism Mumbai is glad to associate with Croma during the Swachhta Pakhwada of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India to create awareness on safe disposal of E Waste and thus putting the people and planet first.” 

Speaking about the association Mr. Avijit Mitra, MD & CEO, Croma-Infiniti Retail Ltd. said, “At Croma, we have tried to raise awareness about the need to manage e-waste in a sustainable manner, as gadgets have become an integral part of a better lifestyle for modern India. We have tried to support our customers by offering a sustainable e-waste management program. Our partnership with the Ministry of Tourism for the “Swachhta Pakhwada” cleanliness fortnight is aimed at showing our support for a more sustainable, and safer future, and demonstrating how the cooperation between the Incredible India program and Croma’s e-waste management program can lead to transformational outcomes in this area.”

The project will be inaugurated on 24th September at 03:00 pm at Croma Juhu Store. Presence of media is highly solicited.

Sterling and Wilson Solar Solutions Inc. signs MOU with the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Mumbai; September 23, 2022: Sterling and Wilson Solar Solutions, Inc (SWSS), the US step down subsidiary of Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited (SWRE) (BSE Scrip Code: 542760; NSE Symbol: SWSOLAR), announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, along with its consortium partner Sun Africa.

The MOU is for the development, design, construction, and commissioning of solar PV power plants aggregating 961 MWp at five different locations in Nigeria along with battery energy storage systems (BESS) with total installed capacity of 455 MWh. These projects will ultimately be owned and operated by Niger Delta Power Holding Company, a Nigerian Government owned entity. Financing for these projects are under negotiations between US EXIM, ING and the Government of Nigeria.

Mr. Amit Jain - Global CEO, Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Group said, “Africa has shown great progress in the development of its solar energy markets over the last few years. SWRE, having contributed the maximum solar capacity in Africa with a portfolio of over 1 GWp, stands tall as a renewable player in this region.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jain added “Solar combined with energy storage is going to be the future of power generation in Africa and we, along with our partner Sun Africa, are proud to be associated with this landmark project that will lay the foundation of Nigeria’s transition to clean energy”.

Nigeria’s electrification rate is above the sub-Saharan Africa regional average of 47 per cent, however, it lags behind the global average. This makes for a strong case for solar energy as a viable solution for domestic and commercial supply. The Nigerian Government is continuing to work with the private sector to improve access to energy, create jobs and develop the overall industry. 

Sterling and Wilson Group has a strong presence in Africa and has an excellent reputation in Nigeria for successfully executing projects in the power sector. SWRE, part of the Sterling and Wilson Group, entered the African market in 2015 with its first international project of 90 MWp in De Aar, South Africa. Today, the company is one of the largest solar EPC players in the region with a strong portfolio of over 1 GWp spread across seven countries. Some of the other prestigious projects built in the region by the company include Benban Solar Park – the world’s largest planned solar installation in Egypt, 175.5 MWp in Morocco, and projects in Zambia, Namibia, Kenya and Niger. The company also recently commissioned a Hybrid & Energy Storage project at Nampala Gold Mine, Mali, configured with 3.85 MWp Solar PV + 2.58 MWhr lithium-ion BESS system synchronized with 6 x 1.3 MW DG sets of the customer.

About Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited

Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited (SWRE) is a global pure-play, end-to-end renewable engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions provider. The company provides EPC services for utility-scale solar, floating solar and hybrid & energy storage solutions and has a total portfolio of 12.8 GWp (including projects commissioned and under various stages of construction). SWRE also manages an operations and maintenance (O&M) portfolio of around 6 GWp solar power projects, including for projects constructed by third parties. Present in 25 countries today, Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited has operations in India, South-east Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas.

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Tata Institute of Social Science and Government of Maharashtra sign MoU to boost employment and vocational training to 15,000 students

Mumbai, 23rd September 2022: The School of Vocational Education (SVE), Tata Institute of Social Science signed an MoU with Samagra Shiksha, Government of Maharashtra under the Maharashtra Young Leaders Aspiration Development Program (MYLAP) in Mumbai, on 21st September 2022 to provide employment and vocational training to 15,000 students of Class 12 in Maharashtra.


The MoU was exchanged in the august presence of Shri Deepak Kesarakar, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for Ministry of Education, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and Ministry of Marathi Language, Government of Maharashtra. The MoU signing ceremony was also graced by Shri Ranjit Singh Deol (I.A.S.), Hon'ble Secretary, School Education, and Sports Department, Shri Kailas Pagare (I.A.S) Hon'ble State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, Prof. Madhushree Sekher, Dean, School of Vocational Education, SVE-TISS and Dr. Tania Shaw, Programme Head, SVE-TISS.


The MoU is aimed at meeting the objective listed under National Education Policy 2020 to take vocational education to 50% of schools, by 2025.


TISS-SVE has partnerships with 3750 industries located across India that represent various skills sectors and impart practical training to the students. Besides this, about 200 plus Service providers and approximately 500 faculty and Domain Experts are constituting and helping in strengthening the entire ecosystem of the School of Vocational Education.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

CREDAI-MCHI eyes growth for MMR; launches its policy initiative- ‘Maximise, Modernise, Revolutionise MMR’

CREDAI-MCHI curates a vision document for holistic development to build a world-class sustainable city by 2040

Mumbai, 21st September 2022: With the vision to further transform MMR to boost economic growth and development for the region and the country as well, CREDAI-MCHI has launched a Vision Document - Maximise, Modernise, Revolutionise: MMR, as a part of its policy initiative focused towards regeneration of MMR. The Vision Document was unveiled during blue-riband ceremony held today at BKC, Mumbai which was attended by Shri Bhushan Gagrani (IAS), Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister, Shri S.V.R Shrinivas (I.A.S), Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, Shri Ajoy Mehta (I.A.S RETD.), Chairman, MahaRERA, Arch. Hafeez Contractor, Mr. Mukesh P. Mehta, Chairman, M M Project Consultants Pvt. Ltd & Shri Shrikant Joshi, CEO & MD, Larsen & Toubro Limited (Realty Division). The policy initiative aims to build Mumbai and MMR into world-class sustainable region and modern cosmopolis by 2040, while emphasizing on climate change and carbon neutrality along the way, with the joint efforts of the state government.

Through this initiative, CREDAI-MCHI as a stalwart entity draws key recommendations to act now to integrate, innovate and internationalise MMR through public private partnership and people driven development model. Some of the key measures as suggested by CREDAI-MCHI includes Integrated Urban Water Authority, rejuvenation of water bodies through river buddies program, dedicated mangrove parks, introduction of skill trucks, integrated data strategy, infrastructure investment fund board any many such innovative recommendations. The document also enlists some trends that will transform MMR including digitalisation of administration, electric vehicles ecosystem, better public transport system, sustainable and responsible construction practice among others. The state government and CREDAI-MCHI jointly plan to act on these trends through a proposed committee of subject experts from public, CREDAI-MCHI and Government of Maharashtra. 

Commenting on the launch of the policy initiative, Mr. Boman Irani, President, CREDAI-MCHI said, “MMR is one of the key growth drivers in the real estate industry with many buyers wanting to invest in the ‘City of Dreams’. In a changing world, Mumbai is grappling with several obstacles which are hindering its growth including inadequate water resources, improper waste management, rising levels of pollution among others. With this policy initiative, CREDAI-MCHI aims to turn its key recommendations into a reality, with the joint efforts of the Government of Maharashtra and MCGM to transform Mumbai into a self-sustainable world-class liveable city.”

Mr. Dhaval Ajmera, Hon. Secretary, CREDAI-MCHI said, “Being the Business, Entertainment & Financial Capital of India, Mumbai has the potential to transform into a world-class city with a good quality of life and vibrant economy. The vision document covers key aspects which require immediate attention for overall improvement of the area. This will give a major boost to several industries and improve environmental conditions within the region, making it one of the best places to live in for its citizens.”

Mr. Keval Valambhia, COO, CREDAI-MCHI said, "This vision document envisions a complete revamp of the region with an impetus to innovate urbanism, keeping environmental protection as a major priority to weed out outdated production capacity, reduce emissions, enhance the protection of water and land resources, and build MMR into a sustainable eco-region. The initiative also draws a concrete blueprint with an optimistic vision for a Mumbai without its ongoing challenges like waterlogging, slums, poverty, unemployment, and noise."


CREDAI-MCHI is an apex body consisting of members from the Real Estate Industry in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). With a strong Membership of over 1249 leading Developers in Mumbai, CREDAI-MCHI has expanded across MMR, having its own units in the region of Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Virar, Raigad, Navi Mumbai, Palghar-Boisar, Bhiwandi, Uran-Dronagiri, Shahapur-Murbad and recently had announced units in Alibag, Karjat-Khalapur-Khopoli, Pen. CREDAI-MCHI is the only Government recognized body for private sector developers in MMR and consistently working to make the industry more organized and progressive. CREDAI-MCHI under the aegis of CREDAI National which is an apex body of 13000 developers from across the nation had developed into a preferred platform with regard to a regional discourse on housing and habitat through its close and deep networking with the Government.

The 5 essential Korean Skincare products from Quench Botanics to ace the festive season glow

This K-beauty skincare routine by Quench Botanics is all you need to get an illuminating glow this Navratri

Navratri is just days away – and this time the excitement cannot be contained, as we finally see a lockdown restrictions being lifted! People of all age groups get together to celebrate and enjoy these nine nights of meeting friends and families, exchanging sweets, and performing religious rituals, followed by the most exciting part of dancing in Garba & Dandiya nights. Women in particular are thrilled to dress up, flaunting their best outfits & festive-special makeup looks. But amidst all this, everyone tends to forget how important it is to also follow a skincare regime to achieve that festive skin glow that ultimately completes your entire look. 

The festive rituals of fasting & also with all the night long dancing, can leave your skin feeling dehydrated, leading to the most dreaded skin issues - dark circles, acne, dullness, and dryness. To break free from all these concerns, your skin needs to restore all the hydration and moisture to get that ravishing glow. Look no further, as we present to you this 5-step K-Beauty Skincare Regime from Quench Botanics to get that ultimate Navratri glow. 


Leave your skin refreshingly clean, hydrated, and glowing with Quench Botanics’ Chialeader Shine Control Face WashQuench Botanics’ Chialeader Shine Control Face Wash. This hydrating, gel-based face wash is infused with the unique goodness of hydrating chia seed along with skin boosters like tea tree leaf extracts and orange peel oil. Equipped with a soft, silicone built-in face brush, this gentle face wash powered by salicylic acid removes excess dirt, grime, and impurities minimize pores, and leaves skin clear, bright, and supple. An all-rounder face cleanser, Chialeader Shine Control Face Wash is full of key calming ingredients like cica, cactus, and bamboo water to keep skin happy while the gel cleansing formula lifts dirt out of pores without stripping moisture.   

Price- Rs. 499/-

Net Weight- 100ml/ 3.38Fl. Oz


Quench Botanics’ Birch Please Intense Glow Gel Mask is your ticket to refreshed and healthy skin. Infused with the best of Korean ingredients like birch juice, sea buckthorn, passionflower, and gardenia florida fruit, you can be rest assured that this unique gel mask comes second to none when we're talking glowing and hydrated skin. Birch juice is an extra-ordinary ingredient that is known for its calming properties, while sea buckthorn and passionflower add glow and fight signs of aging. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to call gardenia florida fruit a 'miracle fruit' as it can brighten, even out skin tone and intensely hydrate the skin. Non-drying and non-stripping, this dewy glow gel mask infused with hyaluronic acid goodness gives a cooling effect upon application, which is perfect when your skin needs a pick-me-up. Exfoliation + Brightness + Hydration packed in one tube, this gel mask is waiting to be your next favorite!

Price - Rs. 499/-

Net Weight - 50ml/1.69Fl. Oz.


Immerse your skin in an ultra-hydrating and refreshing face mist that feels as good as the morning dew! Brimming with the goodness of birch juice, sea buckthorn and passionflower, a few spritzes of Quench Botanics’ Birch Please Moisturizing Face Mist is guaranteed to give you dewy soft, plumper and brighter-looking skin. Be it on the go for instant hydration, or as a part of your daily skincare regime, you'll feel a burst of freshness using this face mist packed with natural Korean ingredients. The gentle exfoliating formula contains soothing aloe juice and calendula along with witch hazel and willow bark as key ingredients to refine pores, control excess oil, prevent breakouts and allow your skin to breathe freely. This glow-boosting face mist packs in aromatic lavender flower extracts along with sodium hyaluronate and glycerine goodness to make your skin super soft, spotless and smooth. Be it dry, inflamed, or exhausted skin, the Birch Please Moisturizing Face Mist can tackle it all and is a must-have in your skincare stash.

Price – Rs. 4499/-

Net Weight - 100ml/3.38Fl. Oz.


Give your eyes some extra love with super adorable, Insta-worthy Quench Botanics’ Bravocado Brightening Under Eye Hydrogel Mask! These avocado-printed hydrogel eye patches come in a pair and do much more than just look cute. Infused with the natural goodness of skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and soothing Irish moss, these non-slip, mess-free and easy to use concentrated gel patches tackle dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and revitalize under-eye area for that youthful look. Perfect for on-the-go hydration, Bravocado Brightening Under Eye Hydrogel Mask is infused with three hero ingredients-avocado, pomegranate and rice water! Avocado works as a natural sunblock, nourishes and strengthens the under-eye area while rice water and pomegranate extracts tone, smoothen and minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Suitable for sensitive eyes, these cooling eye patches are made to provide smoother, more radiant under-eyes in just 10-12 minutes.

Price - – Rs. 149/-

Net Weight - 1 pair


An ultra-light and refreshing oil-control moisturizer that leaves your skin smooth, supple and matte. Meet the super hydrating Quench Botanics’ Chialeader Oil Control Moisturizer! Perfect for oily and combination skin, this non-greasy gel formula is infused with the goodness of skin-loving ingredients like chia seed, cactus extracts and bamboo water along with calendula and rose myrtle fruit extracts. Packed with anti-inflammatory benefits, antioxidants and omega-3, chia seed helps fight the appearance and signs of aging, soothes itchy and dry skin and makes it feel plump, dewy and soft. Quench Botanics’ Chialeader Oil Control Moisturizer keeps your pores clean, controls excess sebum, improves skin texture and leaves your skin optimally balanced and clear.

Price - Rs. 599/-

Net Weight - 75ml/ 2.54Fl.Oz.

About Quench Botanics: 

We, at Quench, believe in the power of high-quality Korean beauty products inspired by the goodness of natural ingredients. Beauty should be easy and make you feel happy! Our forever aim is to bring you the most luscious, skin rejuvenating formulas that are safe, toxin-free and evoke your inner glow!

Each one of us is different. And, each one of us is beautiful. At Quench, we take great care in simplifying Korean beauty for you and bringing the most unique and authentic skincare formulas that relentlessly work to make your skincare routine much more effective. All our products are best suited for Indian skin and help it reset to its best and the supplest state ever.

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Duroflex and Alia Bhatt reveal the secret to putting best foot forward this festive season

Great sleep is Alia’s secret, says there’s Nothing Like Duroflex for it

National, September 22, 2022: The festive period is believed to be a very auspicious time wherein consumers across India make huge spends on lifestyle upgrades. The season of gifting and purchasing ranges from durables to new vehicles, home upgrades and makeovers. However, with the festive mood, many a time, they miss out on the most essential element – sleep – a crucial link to good health. 

In keeping with healthy living, the mantra this festive season is to invest in your health with good sleep. Spreading this message is Duroflex’s national brand ambassador Alia Bhatt, encouraging consumers to make right choice and invest in quality sleep with India’s leading sleep solutions provider, Duroflex. Two creative campaign films have been rolled out to encourage individuals to invest in ‘Real Sleep’ more significantly, the importance of making well-researched choices when it comes to their sleep products. 

The first TVC puts the spotlight on Alia Bhatt at a festive get-together where her presence is lighting up the party. While everyone is busy guessing the secret behind her shine and glow; some saying, walking backwards on the treadmill, having Avocado massages or even drinking water from the Swiss Alps. Alia reveals that it is nothing else but getting a great night’s sleep and for that, there is Duroflex’s doctor-recommended Duropedic mattresses. She encourages viewers to make the right choice this Diwali for their sleep essentials, and more so on products backed by research and approved by experts. 

The second TVC, which is scheduled to go live closer to Diwail, will have a simple message, ‘Invest in quality sleep this festive season as much as you invest in gold.’ Here, Alia Bhatt encourages her viewers to invest not only in Sona (gold), but also in Sona (sleep), thus highlighting the importance of investing in real sleep and bringing alive the message of ‘Nothing Like Duroflex.’

Commenting on the new TVCs, Mohanraj Jagannivasan, CEO, Duroflex said, “Our mission is to make every Indian sleep better and we are constantly investing in research to offer superior sleep essentials for quality sleep. This festive season, we want to guide consumers to make informed decision and invest in their health and wellbeing with trusted sleep solutions to ensure they get good sleep, stay healthy and celebrate wholeheartedly. Subsequently, the roll-out of the campaign will also witness a scale-up of our signature doctor-recommended Duropedic range.”

The TVC will be aired on all major national television channels and also promoted across digital channels. Please find below the link to the TVC:

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The signature range is available on the brand’s website -- , their exclusive experience centres, as well as all leading stores.