Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A Dabba full of Love from Nickelodeon this Father’s Day

Nicktoons Celebrates Father’s Day with the Dababwalas and their Kids

The Mumbai Dabbawallas play an important role in the life of every Mumbaikar. Irrespective of rain or sweltering heat they are always on the go, delivering hot food from our homes to our families at work.

This week of Father’s Day, India’s leading kid’s entertainment franchise channel Nickelodeon set out to celebrate this relentless spirit of the Dabbawalas by bringing some magic and love into the life.

The Nicktoons created some magical moments for the Dabbawallas to enjoy with their kids. A fulfilled evening of games with their kids, entertainment with the Nicktoons Motu Patlu, Shiva, Ninja Hatori and Rudra ensured that each of our spirited Dabbawalla’s had the time of their life, celebrating Father’s Day with their children.

Monday, June 11, 2018


Mr.Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, Consultant, RIS, Mr. Deepak Mukhi, Head, FICCI – Maharashtra State Council,  Mr. Sujoy Bose, CEO, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, Dr. KV Pratap, Joint Secretary (IPF), Ministry of Finance, Mr. Shailesh Pathak, Chief Executive, L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited and Mr. Jaspal Bindra, Chairman, FICCI Maharashtra State Council and Executive Chairman, Centrum Capital Ltd., at a discussion during the THEMATIC SEMINAR ON PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION IN RESOURCE MOBILIZATION in Mumbai 

~ Experts call for a holistic approach on Private Sector Participation and Risk Mitigation ~

The infrastructure segment is a key propeller for the Indian markets, contributing significantly to the growth of the national economy. Consequently, the Government of India lays special emphasis on this industry, initiating and establishing several regulatory structures to ensure the advancement of this sector. With this backdrop, the event, hosted by Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) as knowledge partner in partnership with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI), aims to address the critical dimensions of infrastructure project funding and underline the need for financial support, from private sector players.

During the Inaugural Session, several eminent personalities, including Mr. Sujoy Bose, CEO, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, Mr. Shailesh Pathak, CEO, L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited and Dr. Kumar V. Pratap, Joint Secretary, (IPF), Ministry of Finance, Government of India, shared their expert perspectives of the investment landscape in the infrastructure sector.

Speaking, on the occasion, Dr. Kumar V. Pratap says, ‘Developing at an extremely fast pace, India’s Infrastructure Sector has received an investment of ~$1 trillion in the period from 2007 to 2017, of which, more than a third of this capital was contributed by the private sector. India aims to invest ~$200 billion annually; has been able to do only ~$110bnTo encourage private participation, the Government of India has launched several initiatives. Schemes such as the Brownfield Asset Mobilization for Infra Investments (BAMII), Credit Enhancement Fund for raising bond ratings issued by infra companies and the New Credit Rating scale for infrastructure projects creates opportunities for private investors, thereby promoting a steady flow of financial resources into this sector’.

Sharing his thoughts on this subject, Mr. Sujoy Bose said, ‘India is a preferred destination for investments, with an improving economy, government led infrastructure projects and an increase in the flow of foreign direct investments. To ensure financial investments in the infrastructure sector, the Government of India has financed various projects under National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) and Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) to bridge the gap in the funding space.’

Earlier delivering the Welcome Address by Mr. Jaspal Bindra, Chairman, FICCI - Maharashtra State Council and Executive Chairman, Centrum Group welcomed the panel and spoke about the opportunities in the infrastructure sector relating to private financing. He added, “The global population will witness a growth of ~2bn people by 2040. The Global Infrastructure Hub Report states that, investment worth $97trillion is needed in the global infrastructure sector of which 50% is required by Asia.  India needs around $4.5 Trillion investments in the Infrastructure sector by 2040.”   Mr. Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, Consultant, RIS noted the paradigm shift in the definition of infrastructure in the 21st century and highlights the need for private sector participation and innovation in resource mobilization in Government projects. Further to laying the framework for today’s Sessions, he stated the importance of understanding the current infrastructure scenario and the financial, institutional and regulatory operations, when investing in this segment.

The Session on Risk Management was chaired by eminent panelists like Mr. Sajjid Z Chinoy, Chief India Economist, JP Morgan, Mr. Sudip Sural, Senior Director, Infra and Public Finance, CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory, Mr. Praveen Gupta, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Raheja QBE General Insurance, Mr. Suneet Maheshwari, Founder and Managing Partner, Udvik Infrastructure Advisors, Mr. Raghwendra Pande, Head Infrastructure and Real Estate sector, Investment banking, ICICI Securities Limited and Mr. Soumyajit Neogi, Associate Director, India Ratings deliberated on various risks that one foresees once a project is bagged, right from Regulatory Risks, Political risk, market risk, sponsoring risk, judicial risk, etc.  The risks determine the payoffs that private companies will want to negotiate before contracting any projects.  The contract needs to be viewed holistically.

Friday, June 8, 2018

La Birra Cosmetics from Thailand Organic Way Of Life

La Birra ( by Rai Boon Chaluay ) creates amazingly natural & organic cosmetics with the ingredients from their own farms which are beneficial in daily lives. Raw materials from Rai Boon Chaluey farm are certified by Thailand Organic farming standard of GMP and Halan. 

Rai Boon Chaluay was founded for the purpose of eating healthy and natural for better health in our daily life. The best products emerge from the Earth. All Rai Boon Chaluay products are organic. They are rich in tradition , value , and effectiveness 
La Birra products are available at Tops Supermarket and online through their website  

Organic Kaffir Lime Shampoo:
Gently cleanses and detoxes the scalp, stimulates hair pigmentation to restore natural black hair, reduces hair loss , reduces scalp oil, reduces dandruff-itching.

Organic Aloe Vera Shower Gel :

Reduces damages caused by UV rays and restores moisture for naturally soft skin. It is enriched with enzymes, amino acids and Vitamin E & Vitamin C to reduce skin wrinkles.

Honey Herbal Cleansing Gel :

Contains the antioxidant, Vitamin C and Vitamin B. It helps slow down the degeneration of skin cell, protects the skin from UV Sun-rays, suitable for sensitive skin , maintains youthful skin, protects from all day activities and smoke. 

Organic Fuk Kao - Premium Rose -Body lotion :

It rejuvenates soft, smooth skin and protects skin from UV rays, prevents premature ageing, helps blood circulation and makes skin naturally pink

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Shankara debuts with its 100% natural luxury Ayurveda beauty range in India

Shankara ~ Announced its entry into India with a first of its kind luxury Ayurvedic product line ~

After delighting consumers in the west for close to two decades, Shankara is all set to create a wave in the Indian luxury Ayurveda beauty industry. Shankara was conceptualized by combining Ayurvedic wisdom from the East with scientific and modern processes of the West to introduce sustainable skin care products. The brand will offer natural, result oriented skincare products that are rich in actives and herbs and infused with pure essential oils to promote wellness and healing.

Shankara’s offerings are deeply rooted in Ayurvedic principles and scientifically proven procedures using natural ingredients that address the root cause rather than masking symptoms. The rare combination of Ayurveda, the Eastern science of life and Western scientific rigor, Shankara’s line of products are highly effective due to its natural delivery mechanism for visible results. The formulations are focused to balance each individual skin type like Vata (Dry Skin), Pitta (Normal, Combination or Sensitive Skin) and Kapha (Oily Skin). With the launch of this exceptional range Shankara is set to transform the landscape of natural products in India.

All Shankara products are free from parabens, sulphates and synthetic chemicals. They are pH balanced and PETA friendly. Through its ground-breaking natural collection of retail and professional products, one’s skin can be enriched with nutrition, oxygenation, hydration and protection. Made from the highest quality of ingredients, Shankara produces true skin transformation, elevates skin radiance and enriches one’s authentic beauty. With a strong intent to serve humanity, Shankara produces the finest products using responsibly sourced natural ingredients and cruelty free methods.

The products are made by yogis and created with the perfect harmony of nature and science through cold processing. Commenting on this occasion, Astha Katpitia, Head, Shankara India said, “Shankara was crafted by harnessing the rich, ancient wisdom of Ayurveda along with scientific advancements
of the modern world. The vibrant life force of botanicals is preserved through the manufacturing
process to produce an offering that provides a quantum leap towards skin renewal and age prevention. Our vision is to use 100% natural ingredients trusted by the users to deliver exceptional results.

Shankara endeavors to offer an exclusive range of skin care products that work on the physical, mental and emotional levels to promote a sense of well-being. With years of research and understanding about beauty ingredients, they have successfully enhanced the quality of natural skin care. They are excited to introduce our wide array of products to the Indian market and hope to see positive responses.”

Shankara is currently available on, Amazon & Nykaa. The range is from Rs
1050 upwards. Since 2001, Shankara has been creating all-natural beauty and wellness products, handcrafted to the highest standards for exceptional results. Its offerings nourish the mind, body and spirit as they blend the ancient wisdom of the east and modern scientific alchemy of the west. In India, Shankara offers an exclusive range of beauty care products which seeks to work on physical,
mental and emotional levels to promote a sense of well-being. Shankara aims to be a market
leader in the Ayurveda inspired wellness and lifestyle space. Visit their page for further details -

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

German manufacturer Liebherr says Hallo India with mass premium range of refrigerators

Mr. Radhakrishna Somayaji, Chief Sales Officer, Liebherr Appliances India, Mr. Roman Schaefer, Managing Director - Sales, Liebherr Hansgerate GmbH, Mr. Gunther Sproll, International Head of Marketing, Liebherr Hansgerate GmbH and Mr. Shrinivas Jyoti, National Marketing Manager, Liebherr Appliances India at the product launch in MumbaiAdd caption
 Extensive range of 19 different models with prices starting from Rs. 23,500 onwards These refrigerators will bring in cutting-edge German engineering technology tailored to suit the Indian market Robust distribution network spanning across 50+ cities with 500+ Showrooms

 Legendary German refrigerator manufacturer, Liebherr unveiled its product
range for the Indian market today. This unique range of refrigerators in the mass premium segment will be available across its dealership network in major Indian cities spanning across south, west and north regions of India. The price range for these refrigerators begin from ₹ 23,500 for the basic model to ₹ 1,50,000 for the top end models. The refrigerators are manufactured at Liebherr Appliances

India’s Aurangabad Factory which was inaugurated last month. What makes Liebherr products distinct in the Indian market is that they have been carefully designed, post three years of extensive research & development, to bring the best of German engineering technology in a manner that suits the Indian market. 

The company has launched 19 models in multiple capacities ranging from 220 Litres to 442 litres. The refrigerators come with features like central power cooling technology, 5 star energy efficiency BEE ratings & host of other features which are specially designed to cater to India's ever-evolving lifestyle and culinary culture. 

Merging elegant design and industry-leading technology, the well-designed refrigerators come in three colour variants which are Stainless Steel finish, Blue Landscape and Red Bubble patterns to suit today’s globally exposed consumer needs. For the current range, Liebherr has put in place a robust distribution network of around 500+ Showrooms across 50+ cities in various regions. This includes partnership with organised retailers and local organised players in the country to retail the products.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Radhakrishna Somayaji, Chief Sales Officer, Liebherr Appliances India Private Limited said, “Liebherr has always focussed on creating solutions that puts the contemporary customer’s needs at the forefront. Our refrigerator range for India has been designed keeping this in mind – bringing the best of German technology customized to suit the Indian audience, with features like specially designed SpiceBoxes, ultra-protective VarioSafe, convenient Vegetable Sorter System and Unique CoolPack etc. Along with achieving customer satisfaction, our objective is also to provide products that use energy more efficiently.“

Elaborating on the brand’s Indian journey, he added, “We started the project “Liebherr Appliances India” in 2014. This project was from the very beginning inspired by the idea of “Engineered in Germany, designed for India”. Customer is our prime focus. At Liebherr, we give top priority to customer satisfaction with
competent and fast customer-service geared up to consumer needs.”

The products will be available at retail outlets across the country from 2nd week of June’2018. The new launch across segments will be promoted through a holistic 360 degree marketing activities that includes a robust press campaign supported with a strong digital marketing campaign and region-specific outdoor, BTL activities. 

To Maintain global service standards, in India Liebherr have Registered Office Address CIN: U74120MH2013FTC245571 Site Office Address Liebherr Appliances India Pvt. Ltd. Tel: +91 240 2621111 Liebherr Appliances India Pvt. Ltd. P-5, Shendra MIDC, Fax: +91 0240 2621399 A -1/6, Shendra MIDC Aurangabad 431 154, India Aurangabad 431 154,India already set up service partners at all the locations where they are going to sell and the customer care helpline 1800 2333 444 is already operational to cater to any sort of customer queries.

 The Liebherr Group consists of over 130 companies, in more than 50 countries
covering every continent and employs almost 44,000 people. In 2017, Liebherr achieved a consolidated turnover of more than 9.8 billion euros. This decentralised group of companies is divided into operatively managed and autonomous business units. 

The product areas of the Group are spread over eleven divisions: Earthmoving equipment, Mining, Mobile cranes, Tower cranes, Concrete technology, Maritime cranes, Aerospace and transportation systems, Machine tools and automation systems, Domestic appliances, Components and Hotels. The Group's central holding company is Liebherr-International AG, whose shareholders are exclusively members of the Liebherr family. Liebherr-International AG is located in Bulle, Switzerland.

Liebherr Domestic Appliances: Engineer Hans Liebherr founded the Domestic Appliance division in 1954 in Ochsenhausen (Germany). For more than 60 years now, Liebherr has been a premium manufacturer of innovative refrigeration appliances for both the domestic and commercial sectors. Nowadays more than 2.2 million appliances leave various production plants every year. Domestic Appliances product division manufactures refrigerators and freezers in four countries for private and commercial use apart from the plant at Aurangabad which takes this count of manufacturing units to five. The divisional controlling company is Liebherr-Hausgeräte GmbH in Ochsenhausen (Germany)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

OnePlus 6 Silk White Limited Edition to go on sale on 5 June 2018

‘Notify Me’ is now live on Amazon.inCustomers can avail cashback of INR 2,000 on Citibank Debit and Credit Card and No Cost EMI for up to 3 months on all major banks

 OnePlus, the premium Android smartphone maker, today announced that sales of OnePlus 6 Silk White Limited Edition phone would commence on 5 June 2018 on and The OnePlus 6 Silk White Limited Edition is a much awaited new variant of OnePlus’ latest flagship, the OnePlus 6. ‘Notify Me’ registrations for the new variant are now live on
OnePlus 6 Silk White Limited Edition replicates not just the beauty, but also the smooth texture that made the OnePlus One so celebrated. Precisely polished to create a restrained elegance in both look and feel, the subtle shimmering effect is achieved using a sprinkling of pearl powder. Six different layers of glass have been carefully applied to the device to create a smooth, white texture. The premium device packs the speed and smoothness that comes with Snapdragon 845, 8 GB RAM coupled with 128 GB storage

OnePlus 6 Silk White Limited Edition customers can avail cashback of INR 2,000 on transactions using Citibank Debit and Credit Card. They will also be eligible to avail No Cost EMI for up to 3 months on all major banks.
In addition to this, they will be eligible for 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance by Servify on downloading Kotak 811 app. All Amazon Prime Video consumers can avail INR 250 and discounts up to INR 500 on Amazon Kindle e-books. Other partner offers include up to INR 2,000 cash back and Device Insurance for Idea subscribers and benefits up to INR 25,000 on flight and hotel bookings from ClearTrip.

To view the images of the  OnePlus 6 Silk White Limited Edition, please 
click here

Bisleri Launches a Plastic Recycling initiative “Bottles for Change”

Bisleri  “Bottles for Change” initiative aims at educating and changing behaviour of citizens on efficient disposal and recycling of plastic.

Apart from Bisleri’s mission to ensure access to safe drinking water for every Indian, we also make a
conscious effort to keep our environment safe and healthy. It is our endeavour to give back to the
environment and the community at large.

This World environment day, Bisleri hosted a press conference to launch “BOTTLES FOR CHANGE”, a Plastic Recycling initiative that focuses on efficient disposal and recycling of plastic. The idea is to create a positive impact on the environment, ensure that it is sustainable and emphasize on the fact that plastic is a versatile material, has an afterlife and can be recycled to make many products like: Furniture (benches, chair), apparels, home decors, accessories and bags etc. For this initiative, Bisleri has partnered with 3 NGOs (Parisar Bhagini Vikas Sangh, Sampurna Earth &
Garbage Concern Welfare Society) who are associated with the members of “Bottles for Change”
across Mumbai to work towards changing behaviour of the communities in valuing plastic as an
effective resource. Users of plastic have to simply crush, clean and keep the plastic separate. The
members of “Bottles for Change” will pick it up at scheduled days and will take it to their
segregation centre. Together with the NGO’s, Bisleri is conducting plastic collection and educational
drives for communities, corporates, schools, colleges, and other institutions.

When you put plastic in your household waste, it ends up going to the dumping grounds.
Bottles for Change focuses to create a system where the members of “Bottles for Change” pick up
plastic from source, segregate it and sell it to the recyclers. The plastic collected & sold is clean and fetches almost 2x more value leading to the upliftment of the lives of members of “Bottles for
Change” and their children.

Mr Ramesh Chauhan, Chairman & MD, Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd., launched the initiative by
presenting ‘Bottles for Change Kit’ that includes Plastic collection bags, Bottles for change branded
Jackets, Caps, posters and other communication material, to the three partnered NGO’s in the

Highlights of BOTTLES FOR CHANGE initiative:

 The program aims to address the plastic issue in a very strategic manner to spread awareness about plastic being a miraculous material that can be recycled multiple times; thereby bringing a behaviour change amongst individuals, ensuring they clean, segregate and dispose plastic effectively which is then recycled and have a sustainable impact on environment
 The program helps members of “Bottles for Change” to collect large amounts of clean plastic each time, fetching them with good income that also helps in leading them to a respectable life and support to educate their children
 24 wards of Mumbai and parts of Navi Mumbai and Thane will be covered by the members of “Bottles for Change”, ensuring effective execution
 Special collection Vehicles, Collection Bins, Toll free No., Website and a hygiene kit for members of “Bottles for Change” shall be provided by Bisleri Management

Impact of Bottles for Change Programme:

 3800 Tonnes of Plastic Recycled
 3,00,000 Students Reached
 15,00,000 Citizens Reached
 Lives of 2000+ members of “Bottles for Change” Upflifted
 100+ Corporates Engaged

On this proud occasion, Ms. Anjana Ghosh, Director Bisleri International, said “Banning of plastic
has been in news for quite some time now. However, plastic is an integral part of our lives & is not trash. The issue is not plastic but with our behaviour. Plastic has to be disposed and recycled

Bisleri International Pvt Ltd is the most trusted choice for mineral water for the past 50 years. Bisleri has witnessed this successful growth under the leadership of the visionary chairman and managing director, Mr. Ramesh Chauhan. Bisleri has always felt responsible towards the society and Mother Earth, and hence various activities are initiated on regular basis to help preserve the environment.