Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ms.Tanisha Bansal, the youngest interior designer unveils her brand new project in Mumbai


.         21 year old, Ms.Tanisha Bansal, youngest Interior Designer creates a refined artistic for a duplex penthouse in Mumbai.


·         The duplex penthouse is a modern delight amongst Mumbai’s mass of boxy apartment.


·         Ms.Tanisha Bansal has given her signature touch to the interiors of the pent house.



 A girl driven by her imagination of designing and keeping her dreams intact from the age of 16 started her work by visiting her father office to understand business. Ms.Tanisha Bansal, 21 year old, launched her Brand Aesthetica Interiors at the age of 17.

Today Aesthetica Interiors is unveiling their new project in Mumbai which is signature designed by Ms.Tanisha Bansal. This 3000 sq ft carpet area of the penthouse is a modern delight amongst Mumbai’s mass of boxy apartment. Located in the northern and leafy suburb of Santacruz, the sprawling space lets its owners claim an oasis in the heart of Maximum City, without being too far from it.

On the occasion of an inauguration, Ms. Tanisha Bansal said that, “The penthouse occupies the top two storeys of a hard-to-miss building in one of Mumbai’s most exclusive neighborhoods. My plan was to make the house look unique from all aspects. A person cannot miss gazing every corner of the house.”

Starting her brand Asthetica Interiors at the age of 17, Ms.Tanisha Bansal has designed over 50 plus project which includes a studio flat to a high end elegantly designed luxury Villa. Her portfolio has spread with time which today span to all types of interior design across the residential and commercial sectors of the country and abroad.

The Luxury pent house in Mumbai has an excluded staircase which divides the upper and lower levels of the house, both of which have social and private areas divided comfortably among their allotted spaces. The staircase itself is impressive, with a double-height space and concrete cladding connecting both the floors. A huge art piece adorns the excluded staircase area.

The Pent house was inaugurated by Ms.Tanisha Bansal with Asthetica Interiors team which also showcased her previous projects.

Friday, November 16, 2018

GODREJ LOCKING SOLUTIONS & SYSTEMS PLEDGES INR 100 CRORE TOWARDS # HARGHARSURAKSHIT CAMPAIGN


#HarGharSurakshit nationwide campaign aims to drive awareness around home safety

To commemorate National Home Safety Day on November 15, Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems (GLSS), launched #HarGharSurakshit, a nationwide campaign to promote home safety across India. GLSS also released ‘Har Ghar Surakshit 2018 Report: India’s Security Paradox – Home Safety Vs Digital Safety’, which focuses on people’s perception of home safety in comparison to digital safety.

Homes in India are not just a place to stay but are also considered as safe abodes for families. An Indian home accounts for one of the highest investments made by citizens. However, it is also a treasure trove for anti-social elements and if unattended or unprotected will invite misfortune. Nuclear families leave their home and valuables behind, whereas, others have their loved ones as well at home. There is a lot to protect, but Indians seem to be lagging behind in adopting the available technologieseven in the primary source of protection of their homeslocks.
#HarGharSurakshit campaign by GLSS aims to drive awareness around home safety and why it needs to be prioritized. Safety begins at home as 98.5% Indians feel the safest in their homes as per a recent joint study with a reputed Indian media company. GLSS #HarGharSurakshit report states 64% Indians are not equipped to handle home safety threats. Surprisingly, 70% of all thefts in India are home thefts while only 30% are digital thefts. This emphasizes that home safety requires equal or more attention that is enjoyed by digital safety as 61% people don’t want to upgrade to high tech safety for homes.
Acknowledging this need and commenting on #HarGharSurakshit initiative, Mr. Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, said, As a responsible player in this space, it has been our responsibility and endeavour to create awareness around home safety. Last year on November 15th, a day we call the ‘Home Safety day’, we unveiled the yearlong #HowSafeAreYou campaign with the objective of changing the way people look at home safety. This campaign witnessed a huge support an reached out to millions via traditional and digital media.  Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems have been at the forefront of providing safe and secure locking solutions for homes across India. With the faith reposed in us by our countrymen, we are embarking on the second year of this campaign with our nationwide initiative called #HarGharSurakshit. We are confident that this initiative will bring about a behavioural change and promote the larger cause of enhancing safety across homes of people in urban and rural India.”
“As a brand that is synonymous with trust and safety, GLSS’ purpose is to make people aware of importance of home safety. Last year, we unveiled a yearlong campaign, #HowSafeAreYou with the objective of changing the way people look at home safety. #HarGharSurakshit, the latest initiative by GLSS, will address a nationwide concern of home safety. We want every Indian to take a conscious note of their home safety, especially in today’s day and age. We, at GLSS, will focus all our efforts towards driving offline and online activities aimed at bridging India’s personal security gap and aspire to make every Indian home safe by 2021. I am happy to share that we will be committing INR 100 crore over the next 3 years towards this endeavour” added Mr. Shyam Motwani, Executive Vice-President and Business Head, Godrej Locking Solutions & Systems.
Discussing the gravitas of the situation was an esteemed panel of Mr. Sachin Patil, DCP (Head Quarter – I) Mumbai Police, Mr. Prakash Borgaonkar, Director, Helpage India, RJ Archana Pania, Mr. Shyam Motwani of GLSS and moderated by Mr. Sujit Patil, Vice President & Head- Corporate Brand and Communications, Godrej Industries.
#HarGharSurakshit campaign reflects the need of the hour. In 2016 alone, 1,20,000 homes were robbed and these were just the reported cases. As per estimates, 90% thefts go unreported. Today, people need to be more conscious of vulnerabilities in their home safety preparedness, and take necessary measures to address them. As it embarks on this journey towards making #HarGharSurakshit, GLSS is confident that this initiative will see collective participation of Indians from across the country.    

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#HarGharSurakshit video can be watched on https://youtu.be/gwZeRNHYm5c

About Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems
Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems is a 121-year-old leading manufacturer of innovative locking devices. Since its inception in 1897 by Ardeshir Godrej, the name ‘Godrej’ has become synonymous with trust, protection and integrity. From the first Anchor branded lock in 1897 to the first ever spring less lock in 1907, to the iconic 'Navtal' in 1954, and to the postmodern biometric locks, Godrej has set every benchmark in the locks industry. Over the years, GLSS have changed in form, function and scope of application. But one thing still remains the same – the solid stamp of trust and reliability. Godrej Locking Solutions & Systems adhere to global quality norms and hold ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.
With their locks reaching several countries around the world over a period of time, the brand has come a long way in delivering world-class smart locking solutions, therefore revolutionizing the very perception of a locking device from a mere functionality at an entry and exit point, to a proud pause at the doorstep, a moment to take in the significance of how far they have come. For more information, please log on to www.godrejlocks.com.
Godrej Locking Solutions & Systems is a business unit of  Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd

NBA AND MCDONALD’S ANNOUNCE MARKETING PARTNERSHIP IN INDIA


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- McDonald’s to Launch NBA-Themed Promotions in Select Locations Across 39 Cities -

 National Basketball Association (NBA) and McDonald’s today announced a partnership to introduce NBA-themed promotions and interactive NBA Experience Zones in select McDonald’s locations in 39 cities across India.

From Nov. 13 till Dec. 12, McDonald’s will give away an NBA-branded basketball with every family meal purchase at any McDonald’s restaurant in the West and South region while stocks last.  McDonald’s will also introduce NBA Zones in more than 30 outlets, providing fans the chance to experience the atmosphere of being at an NBA game through a range of interactive experiences.

“We at McDonald’s believe that playing sport is crucial to the overall development of children,” said Seema Arora Nambiar, Sr. Vice President of Strategy, Innovation and Capability, McDonald’s India.  “Globally McDonald’s is associated with various sports and this Children’s day we are partnering with the NBA to encourage children to step out and play to have fun and create happy childhood memories.”

“We are excited to partner with a global iconic brand like McDonald’s,” said Yannick Colaco, NBA India Managing Director.  “This campaign with McDonald’s is a perfect way for us to deliver new and engaging NBA experiences to our fans.”

McDonald’s in India aims to convey the message of encouraging kids to be more active and participate in sports.  The family meal was created with McDonald’s core values of sharing in mind, and consists of a Burger, Naan, Rice Bowl, French Fries, Potato Wedges, two servings of Coke, as well as a Dessert.


About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2018-19 season featured 108 international players from 42 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.5 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Westlife Development
Westlife Development Limited (BSE: 505533) (WDL) focuses on putting up and operating Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) in India through its subsidiary Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. The Company operates a chain of McDonald’s restaurants in west and south India, having a master franchisee relationship with McDonald’s Corporation USA, through the latter’s Indian subsidiary. Marquee investors such as Arisaig India Fund Ltd, SBI Mutual Fund, Tree Line Asia Master Fund (Singapore) and Ward Ferry Fund, among others are stakeholders in WDL.

About Hardcastle Restaurants
Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd (HRPL) is a McDonald’s franchisee with rights to own and operate McDonald’s restaurants in India’s west and south markets. HRPL has been a franchisee in this part of India since its inception in 1996.
HRPL serves approximately 200 million customers, annually, at its 287 (as of September 30, 2018) McDonald’s restaurants across 39 cities in the states of Telangana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and parts of Madhya Pradesh, and provides direct employment to over 8,700 employees. McDonald’s operates through various formats and brand extensions including standalone restaurants, drive-thru’s, 24/7, McDelivery and dessert Kiosks. The menu features Burgers, Finger Foods, Wraps and Hot and Cold Beverages besides a wide range of desserts. Several of the McDonald’s Restaurants feature an in-house McCafé.
The pillars of the McDonald's system – Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value – are evident at each of the restaurants where HRPL operates.

HealthFin adjudged as the Best Start up in healthcare sector

·       Bags the honor at the Navbharat Healthcare Summit & Awards 2018

 HealthFin - emerging startup in the financial technology sector was declared as the Best Start up in Healthcare sector in the recently-concluded Navbharat Healthcare Summit & Awards 2018.
The Health Care Awards organised by Navbharat recognizes contribution of leading and emerging names from the health care sector for the valuable contribution to the sector. The award felicitates healthcare and wellness providers for their critical contributions and services to the industry. Those institutions who have played a significant role in increasing the efficiency as well as performance of the industry as whole. This Award has become the Gold Standard for the country’s healthcare & wellness industry. This has been possible because of the deep involvement and commitment by an Eminent Jury drawn from the healthcare sector and financial sector.

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Health Fin today has emerged as very effective facilitators of better health which provides a 360 engagement with the patient. Not only do we help him find an apt solution to his medical problems but also to find a solution to fund his medical procedure in the most hassle free manner, providing him the best deal. A technology enabled marketplace to get the best deals from different partner banks to fund medical treatment at the best hospitals.

Using technology as an enabler Health Fin today is creating a new ecosystem wherein the customer is empowered to make the best choices as per his needs. The emerging start-up strives for excellence and makes it a point that in the process it gets the best value for the customer. HealthFin’s lending platform gives customer its healthcare provider the ability to access finance companies at the point of services from any desktop or mobile device.

The award was given by Smt. Vidya Thakur, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection, Food & Drugs Administration and was received by Mr. Parvaiz Hussain, CEO& Dr. Sonia Basu, Chief Operating Officer, and HealthFin.

Speaking about the achievement, Mr.Parvaiz Hussain, Chief Executive Officer, HealthFin, said, “It's really wonderful to be recognised as the best start-up in the health sector in India. This award is dedicated to the entire HealthFin family. HealthFin is what it is today because all of us aspired to make a huge impact in the industry.”

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Country Club announces its line up for Asia’s largest New Year Bash 2019


 It’s the time of the year when India’s Largest Leisure and Entertainment conglomerate Country Club announces its New Year performance line up which is in it 12thyear.. The Country Club’s large base of members, their family & friends have been ringing in the New Year with performance from their favourite stars amidst huge gathering filled with great music, food and other extravaganza. It’s an event every member of CCHH in India and abroad eagerly awaits for.

The CCHH family has this curiosity and excitement of knowing the celebrity line up for Asia’s Biggest New Year bash 2019, which is in its twelfth year of great performances from various artists from Bollywood. Keeping up with tradition & promise Country club announced their first list of Celebrities at a press conference held at the Mumbai club. The names announced were Gurmeet Choudhary, known for films like Paltan, khamoshiyaan, Wajah Tum Ho etc,Debina  Bonnerjee TV actress known for her role of Sita, Kaanta laga girl Shefali Jariwala & Khushbu Purohit known for her roles in films like Ram Leela, Dahleez etc and Simran Ahuja. The other list of celebrity performers will be revealed in near future since they are in advance talks as of now.

Speaking on the occasion CMD CCHHL Mr. Rajeev Reddy said “It’s more than a decades Country Club has been celebrating new years with their members. Keeping up the promise to ring in the New Year with fun filled memories, we this year again bring the best names in the entertainment space to perform at various venues across the Country & abroad. Living up to our motto of giving best in leisure & entertainment to our members”

CCHHL chairman Mr Y Rajeev Reddy also revealed that CCHHL has entered into joint development agreements with leading real estate companies to develop its Sarjapur and Begumpet properties and is in the advanced stages of selling the Jade Resorts (Chennai) property.  These joint agreements were part of the exercise the company has initiated to pare down its debt by at least 10-15 per cent in financial year 2018 - 19 and more than 50-60% in the next 2-3 years horizon. 

He informed that the group had a domestic debt of Rs. 275 crores and an asset base of over Rs.1500 Crores. The prime reason for the debt had been company's expansion into various cities. Talking specifically about CCHHL's Sarjapur and Begumpet projects, Mr Reddy revealed that the total development area would be in the region 0.5 million Sq Ft and Owner share would accrue Rs. 140 crores to the company. The total proceeds would be utilised to retire part of high cost debt.

CCHHL is India’s largest leisure and entertainment conglomerate. It has 53 clubs across India and abroad with over 4 lakh members and is recognized by Limca Book of World Records as “India’s Biggest Chain of Family Clubs”. Country Clubs are known for the fitness and clubbing facilities they offer, as also for star-studded high profile entertainment events they organize all throughout the year for their members

LANXESS to strengthen its Indian production sites Investment of around INR 1250 crores in the next five years


Lanxess Sales in India more than doubled in the last ten years2018: Successful business year


Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is strengthening its asset base in India. The company plans to invest up to INR 1250 crores till 2023. Focus areas of the investment will be the businesses for chemical intermediates, high-performance plastics and water treatment products. LANXESS had already invested a sizeable amount in India over the years, among others for greenfield investments and acquisitions. The company currently operates production facilities for five business units at its sites in Jhagadia and Nagda.

“The Indian economy is currently the world’s fastest rising major economy, with the chemical industry as one of the fastest growing sectors. We aim to even better capitalize the huge potential of the Indian chemical market and are therefore now launching a major investment package,” said Hubert Fink, Member of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG.

Since it has been incorporated into India in 2004, LANXESS has steadily grown its business in terms of asset base and turnover. In the last ten years, sales in India have more than doubled from INR 1008 crores to INR 2608 crores. 2018 has also been a good year so far for LANXESS India. Turnover increased by 14 percent in the first nine months compared to the same period last year. 

The main growth driver for LANXESS in India is the changing population which is rapidly becoming larger, younger, more middle class and more urban.

“The demographic trend in India is leading to an increased demand in the areas of mobility, urbanization, nutrition and clean water.
LANXESS can cater these demands with its wide portfolio of specialty chemicals,” said Neelanjan Banerjee, Managing Director and Country Speaker of LANXESS in India.

Among the products supplied by LANXESS are high-performance plastics for the automotive and electronics industries, flame retardants for application in the automotive and construction industries, chemical intermediates and active ingredients for the use in agriculture as well as ion exchange resins and reverse osmosis membranes for the processing and cleaning of water.

LANXESS in India

In India, LANXESS is represented through all its ten business units, operating out of its registered office in Thane and sales offices in New Delhi and Chennai with around 900 employees across its operations.

LANXESS operates production facilities for its business units Liquid Purification Technologies (ion exchange resins), High Performance Materials (high-performance plastics), Material Protection Products (biocides) and Rhein Chemie (polymer bound rubber chemicals and release agents) in Jhagadia in Gujarat. The business unit Advanced Industrial Intermediates has production facilities both in Jhagadia and Nagda in Madhya Pradesh.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 9.7 billion in 2017 and about 19,200 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 73 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

Forward-Looking Statements
This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein. LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments. No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions, contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person's officers, directors or employees accept any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document.

All LANXESS news releases and their accompanying photos can be found at http://press.lanxess.com. Recent photos of the Board of Management and other LANXESS image material are available at http://photos.lanxess.com. TV footage can be found at http://globe360.net/broadcast.lanxess/.

Further information concerning LANXESS chemistry in WebMagazine at http://webmagazine.lanxess.com.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

MUMBAI GAMES launched, set to inspire Mumbaikars to take up Sports


 World’s 1st ever City Level, Franchise Based, Multi-Sport, Multi Age Group Sports Extravaganza, Mumbai Games was launched today amidst much glitz and fanfare at the St. Regis, Lower Parel in the presence of eminent Olympian - Pullela Gopichand, National chief badminton coach& Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee.



Mumbai Games aims to get Mumbaikars to come out and play. It has been conceptualized by SportzConsult based on 15 years of experience of working with federations, brands, governments and education institutes engaging 4.5 million people annually in sports.The program, which has been accredited by the Maharashtra Olympic Association (MOA),will influence people to inculcate sports as part of daily lifestyle. Mumbai is all set to practice, prepare and play.

Gopichand, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee and Chief Coach for the Indian badminton team said, “This is an absolutely unique concept for India. This will ensure that people do not just enjoy watching sports on TV / Mobile but also to experience the joy of playing. One need not be great at a sport to experience the magic of sport. I believe what Marathons have done for running as a sport, City Games will do for all the other sport. Mumbai Games has the potential to achieve this success and I congratulate them for this endeavor.”

Speaking at the launch, Jitendra Joshi, Co-Founder & Director, SportzConsult, and brainchild behind Mumbai Games said: We believe in the immense power of sports. At the individual level, it has the power to provide 3H – “Health Happiness and Holistic Education. And at the Community level, City level and at the Country level it has the power to bind people. When people play, they don’t care of race, religion, social status. Sports is a unique unifier and it is with that belief, SportzConsult is launching the City Games and starting with Mumbai Games and subsequently launch other cities. We are glad to have champions like Pullela Gopichand, Anjali Bhagwat and Viren Rasquinha, who subscribe to our view and mission and are part of the Governing Council.”

Anjali Bhagwat, Arjuna Awardee mentioned that getting players to participate in non-spectator sport like shooting is difficult. “Mumbai Games also ensures a huge spectator base. Lot of parents, friends and people from the local community can come and view their wards playing. It would boost the morale of the kids and help them understand nuances and technicalities of certain sports like shooting and archery. This will be a boost for the city and should be replicated in every city in the coming years.”

Viren Rasquinha, Olympian and patron of hockey said that the time he spent on the streets of Bandra while growing up where he played multiple sports like Hockey, Football, Seven Tiles and Gilli  
Danda were his first exposure to sports and most cherished memories with friends. Games like hockey at that time witnessed huge crowds and through this initiative it will bring back that much needed zeal. “We need to reinvigorate the spirit of playing sports in the city. We cannot be a one-sport loving nation. We need to be a sport playing nation.”

FORMAT OF THE GAME
Contingent format:Mumbai will be divided into eight Contingents across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region ranging from Virar to Churchgate to Navi Mumbai and Thane region.Participants residing in a region will be assigned a Contingent based on his / her pincode. The format will allow the participant to go beyond themselves or their sports team and to represent their contingent / ‘ilaaka’ as a Mumbaikar would say.

Franchise model:The Mumbai Games will follow a first-of-its-kind franchise model for amateur sports, where each Contingent will be owned by a franchise owner – people who are passionate about sports. The model will create a bigger platform and increase participation by allowing to go hyper-local.

Multiple divisions:The players will be divided into two divisions Elite & Amateur, where in the participation in the Elite division will include a pool of top seeded players which will be created and will be assigned to the teams through an auction.By watching these players play and prepare, young players can learn and get inspired.

Multiple cups: To give opportunity for the amateurs to compete with the players of their own level, Mumbai Games will have two Cups in the Amateur Division. This will make the competition more fun and a thrilling experience. Plus, league format allows more games and therefore more fun!

Mumbai Games is a first of its kind and will have a series of ‘Firsts’ that have been integrated in to amateur sports. All this will add to the participant’s experience and journey. The magnanimity of Mumbai Games will not only ensure that it is a Grand Sports Extravaganza but also a festival where the city is going to bond over sports. Participants of all ages can take part in the 16 games which will be played over 12 weekends, starting December 14, 2018.


SportzConsult, India’s premier sports management company, was founded in 2003 with the vision to get more amateurs to play and transform India into a sporty nation.

Over the last 15 years, SportzConsult has worked relentlessly with federations, brands, leagues, govts and schools. (4.5 million people, 100+ events, pan India)to facilitate playing opportunities for over four million Indians annually. Boasting of managing India’s largest grassroot programs like RF Jr. NBA and Reliance Foundation Youth Sports, and with providing a great participative experience at the core of its ideology, SportzConsult today is the frontrunner in the amateur sports participative space in India. As on date, SportzConsult is working with clients like IMG-Reliance, Tata Tea, Hero Motocorp, TI Cycles, Nestle Milo, Mattel Hot Wheels, Red Bull, Nike, BBC and Gold’s Gym to name a few.SportzConsult is part of the SportzVillage group.