Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Team “The Terrifying Nightmares” wins PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship 2018,India's biggest eSports Championship with prize pool of INR 5,000,000

Tencent Games and PUBG Corp take Indian eSports to the next level

  Tencent Games and PUBG Corp recently held India’s biggest eSports Championship – ‘PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship 2018’ which culminated in the grand finale, in Bengaluru, on the 21st of October, 2018. The month-long eSports spectacle sponsored by OPPO India was the biggest-of-its kind, rallying 250,000 registrations over the span of one month. The massive eSports event garnered a tremendous response across the country with players checking in from more than 1000 colleges across 30 cities.

Following an adrenaline-filled 12 days of qualifying rounds, it was down to the last 20 squads to battle it out for the biggest chicken dinner of all at the KTPO Whitefield, Bangalore. The atmosphere was filled with the PUBG MOBILE faithful who witnessed some top-notch tactical battle between the teams playing the gaming phenomenon that has swept India. The widespread popularity of PUBG MOBILE in India has opened a new door of opportunity for gaming enthusiasts to showcase and flaunt their skills.
Following the Championship, Aneesh Aravind, General Manager, Tencent Games India said – eSports in India has seen an unparalleled growth in the recent past and PUBG MOBILE has established itself as the game that holds the entire attention of this country. The Campus Championship has once again reinforced our belief that India is one of the most promising markets for eSports and the participation and enthusiasm we have garnered has been overwhelming. Our heartfelt congrats to the winners and everyone else who participated in this landmark event. Post the amazing success of the Championship, we will be working on a host of activities to cater to our fans and establish PUBG MOBILE as THE game to play in India”

The winning team, “The Terrifying Nightmares” from Mumbai, took home a cash prize of INR 15,00,000 along with Oppo F9 Pro phones for everyone in the Top 15. The grand spectacle brought PUBG MOBILE to a never-before-seen arena, which was surely a breath of fresh air for Indian gaming enthusiasts longing for an authentic eSports experience. The live commentary and streaming, together with the top-notch arena bolstered players to bring their A-game.

Speaking on Tencent’s focus in India, Chen Jerry, Corporate Vice President of Tencent and President of Lightspeed & Quantum Studios Group said, “Tencent Games, since its inception, has been driven by the simple philosophy of creating joy for its consumers. We are committed to provide a fun in-game environment for players and to support the development of a sustainable ecosystem for eSports enthusiasts in India. Leveraging our experience in eSports business in many markets, we hope to bring that very expertise to India to enhance the ever-growing mobile gaming landscape. The PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship is the foundation stone towards creating an impact on the eSports industry in India.

Post the final matches, several awards were given away to the players based on their performance which lent the PUBG MOBILE enthusiasts, authentic legitimacy. The MVP of the Campus Championship was Eleen Raj from Team NSD with the maximum number of MVP awards on the final day. Hardeep Singh from Team “R4W Official” was awarded as ‘The Medic’ with maximum revives. With the maximum kills in one game, Jatin Gupta from Team “6ix9ine” earned the tag of ‘The Lone Ranger’.
To bring alive the PUBG MOBILE experience for its fans, OPPO and Tencent Games came together to open a first-of-its-kind PUBG MOBILE themed store in Church Street, Bengaluru. This will give fans a chance to experience and live the adrenaline of the game in real life, engaging with the game in real life. From the authentic combat feel to the recreation of the battleground, the showroom has it all, giving fans a chance to interact with and live their favorite game in all its authentic glory.

Fueled by the enthusiasm at the resounding response to PUBG MOBILE in India, Chang Han Kim, CEO, PUBG Corporation said,“The response to PUBG MOBILE in India has been colossal. The manner in which the game has taken the country by storm is nothing short of overwhelming. The game has transcended the boundaries of being merely a mobile game to becoming India’s game of choice. While the growth of the game itself has been rock solid, the eSports scene in Indian gaming has also been thriving. The PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship stands firm as India’s biggest eSports spectacle, riding on the game’s popularity. The heartwarming response to the tournament validates our focus on India and we look forward to creating localized experiences for PUBG MOBILE fans of India, as the market brims with potential.”

The PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship has come to an end and with it, has ended an eventful month for the PUBG MOBILE faithful. With many such events in the pipeline, PUBG MOBILE’s commitment to India is testimony to the widespread demand in the market and its position as the game of choice in the country.

PUBG MOBILE is developed by Tencent Games and PUBG Corp. and based on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegroundsthe original PC and Xbox One gaming phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote island to do battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.
For more information, please visit the official PUBG MOBILE accounts on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

About Tencent Games
Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) is a leading provider of Internet value added services, also the key shareholder of Riot, Supercell and Miniclip. Tencent Games, part of Tencent Holdings Limited, is a leading world-class online game developer and operator. Tencent Games is dedicated to creating a reliable, fun, and professional interactive entertainment experience for users through the creation of quality multi-segment online game products.

Monday, October 22, 2018

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival announces first list of 30 speakers for 2019 edition


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  • Festival Dates – The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 is scheduled to take place from 24 – 28 January at the Diggi Palace Hotel, Jaipur Rajasthan.
  • First list of Speakers Announced - The Festival announced its first list of 30 speakers out of over 250 speakers expected to attend the 2019 edition. The speakers were unveiled via an online engagement with literature enthusiasts guessing the names of the speakers based on clues shared under the hashtag #30Speakers30Hours.The first list of authors includes Alexander McCall Smith, Amin Jaffer, André Aciman, Andrew Sean Greer, Anish Kapoor, Anuradha Roy, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Colson Whitehead, Donna Zuckerberg, Germaine Greer, Hari Kunzru, Jeremy Paxman, Jon Lee Anderson, Juergen Boos, Manisha Koirala, Marc Quinn, Markus Zusak, Molly Crabapple, N.S. Madhavan, Narendra Kohli, NoViolet Bulawayo, Perumal Murugan, Priyamvada Natarajan, Rom Whitaker,  Rupert Everett, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Tawfiq E. Chowdhury, Uday Prakash, Upamanyu Chatterjee and Vikram Chandra.
  • Registration and Delegate Packages – Online registration for the Festival is mandatory and attendees can register via the Festival website. Visitors can also buy Delegate Packages to experience the Festival’s magic, while mingling with authors, interacting with industry players, relaxing in the Delegate Lounge, and enjoying the Jaipur Music Stage and Heritage Evenings.
  • Volunteer Programme – The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival runs a successful Volunteer programme that forms the backbone of its operations while offering young enthusiasts an unmatched enriching experience, enabling them to see firsthand what goes into making and managing the festival of this scale. A 300 strong ‘army’ of dedicated volunteers work across the Festival’s 27 departments. Volunteer Registrations are open till October 31, 2018.

Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas. The past decade has seen it transform into a global literary phenomenon having hosted nearly 2000 speakers and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe.

The Festival’s core values remain unchanged: to serve as a democratic, non-aligned platform offering free and fair access. A true champion of literary and artistic traditions and democratic discourse, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue, and promotes above all a love for literature.

The first list of 30 speakers released today include Alexander McCall Smith, best known for his No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series ; art curator Amin Jaffer, whose prolific career includes his present role as Senior Curator of the Al Thani Collection, an encyclopaedic holding of more than 6,000 works of art, and positions including Senior Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and International Director of Asian Art at Christie’s; André Aciman, a memoirist, essayist and New York Times bestselling novelist whose 2017 novel Call Me by Your Name was adapted into a widely acclaimed film; Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times bestselling author of six works of fiction, including the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning novel LessAnish Kapoor, one of the most influential sculptors working today with major permanent commissions to his credit including Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park and Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Park in London; Anuradha Roy, author of An Atlas of Impossible LongingThe Folded Earth and Sleeping on Jupiter, which won the DSC Prize for Fiction 2016 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015; Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, award-winning and bestselling novelist, poet, activist and teacher of writing at the University of Houston.

Another Pulitzer winner on the list includes Colson Whitehead, author of nine books of fiction and non-fiction, including The Underground Railroad, a number one New York Times bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. The Festival will also welcome Silicon Valley-based Classicist Donna Zuckerberg, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Eidolon, a prize-winning online Classics magazine, and author of Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age as well as Germaine Greer, writer, academic and critic widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of our time.

The list continues with widely acclaimed British novelist and journalist Hari Kunzru, author of five novels, including The Impressionist and  White Tears, a 2008 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2015 Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin and since 2014, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; Jeremy Paxman, one of Britain’s best-known journalists and author of nine books, previously anchorman of Newsnight, the BBC’s nightly news analysis programme and now presenter of the University Challenge.

They are joined by author and journalist for The New YorkerThe New York Times, Harper'sLife and The Nation Jon Lee Anderson, acclaimed for his portraits of the politicians Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and Augusto Pinochet; Juergen Boos, President and CEO of the Frankfurt Book Fair since 2005; one of India’s leading film actors, Manisha Koirala, who after her break from fighting ovarian cancer, recently returned to the screen with the coming-of-age drama Dear Maya, Netflix’s Lust Stories and Sanju; leading contemporary visual artiste Marc Quinn, whose works explore the relationships between art and science, man and nature, the human body and the perception of beauty; Markus Zusak, author of five books, including the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which spent more than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into more than 40 languages; and artist and writer Molly Crabapple, recipient of a Yale Poynter Fellowship, a Front Page Award and a Gold Rush Award whose, reportage has been published in The New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, Guardian, VICE and elsewhere and her art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the United States Library of Congress and the New York Historical Society.

There’s also Malayalam fiction-writer and columnist N.S. Madhavan whose writing includes short stories, plays, literary essays and the novel Lathanbatheriyile Luthiniyakal (English translation Litanies of Dutch Battery) which won the 2010 Vodafone Crossword Indian Language Translation Book Award; novelist, short story writer, playwright and satirist Narendra Kohli, a leading figure in Hindi writing; Stegner Fellow at Stanford University NoViolet Bulawayo, the first black African woman and first Zimbabwean to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her debut novel, We Need New Names; Tamil author, scholar and literary chronicler Perumal Murugan whose works include six novels, four collections of short stories and four anthologies of poetry; and astrophysicist and Professor at Yale, Priyamvada Natarajan, a recipient of many awards and honours and author of the critically acclaimed Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas that Reveal the Cosmos.

The list rounds up with Indian herpetologist and wildlife conservationist Rom Whitaker, founder of the Madras Snake Park, The Andaman and Nicobar Environment Trust (ANET), and the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust; English actor, writer and director Rupert Everett, best known for his Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated role in My Best Friend’s Wedding and his directorial debut The Happy Prince; bestselling and prize-winning British author and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Catherine the Great & PotemkinStalin: The Court of the RedYoung StalinJerusalem: The BiographyThe Romanovs and the Moscow Trilogy series; Tawfiq E. Chowdhury, one of the main organizers of the Proclamation of Independence and swearing-in ceremony of the Government of Bangladesh, adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh and author of Chariot of LifeUday Prakash, one of the few Indian language writers who has been widely translated into vernacular and major foreign languages; former civil servant and author of six novels Upamanyu Chatterjee; and Vikram Chandra, author of Geek SublimeSacred Games, which was adapted into Netflix’s first original Indian production, Love and Longing in Bombay and Red Earth and Pouring Rain.

The Festival will open as usual with its B2B arm, Jaipur BookMark (JBM), now in its sixth edition, with a full day of programming on 23 January at Diggi Palace followed by sessions at a dedicated JBM venue at the Festival Hub from the 24-26 January. JBM continues to provide a platform for publishers, literary agents, translation agencies and writers to meet, talk business deals and listen to major industry players from across the world.

Namita Gokhale, writer, publisher and Co-director of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, said,“The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival continues to be one of the most important and transformative forums anywhere to showcase books, writers and ideas. It has been a year of many upheavals and changes in the struggle for gender equity, and our programming will reflect these issues and concerns. We also have a special emphasis on science, the scientific temper, speculative fiction, as well as artificial intelligence and what the future might hold for our planet. Looking forward to Jaipur in January as the 2019 edition returns with its own special brand of magic, whimsy and intellectual rigour.”

William Dalrymple, writer, historian and Co-director of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, said, "In 2019 we'll be fielding the strongest Jaipur line up ever, an unrivalled literary First Eleven of remarkable poets and acclaimed novelists, historians and biographers, thinkers and dreamers, travellers and critics, actors and screenwriters, genii and major league prize winners. It’s an astonishing line up and I can't wait for the 24th of January to see it all become a reality.”
Sanjoy K. Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts who produce the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, said, “As we wait to celebrate another milestone year of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, we look forward to the infectious energy of intellectual debate and the dynamism that charges the Festival's atmosphere and comes from a mingling of celebrated minds, diverse perspectives, and heightened cultural experiences. What is heartening is that this incredible global phenomenon that the Festival has evolved into is still deeply rooted in its core identity as a completely accessible and democratic platform.

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival sets literary conversations, debates and dialogue against the backdrop of built and cultural heritage including curated art installations, cultural evenings at heritage venues like the Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal and the Jaipur Music Stage, which runs parallel to the Festival, every evening.

While entry to the Festival is free and open to all, attendees can choose to purchase Delegate Packages, which offer a special experience of the Festival and will take them on a compelling cultural journey.

As a former Festival Delegate said, “A wonderful experience. As a delegate, I had the opportunity to meet people from all parts of the world and share our love of literature and writing. The concerts were amazing - the venue, music, food and people combined to create an unforgettable experience.”

In addition to enjoying the Festival programme, delegates get access to the Delegate Lounge, dedicated sessions, free entry to the Music Stage, invites to the special cultural evenings, official Festival merchandise, lunches and dinners with authors and fellow delegates, a cocktail evening and much more.

Information on Registration for the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival can be found here:

 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 :  the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas.
The past decade has seen it transform into a global literary phenomenon having hosted nearly 2000 speakers and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe.
The Festival’s core values remain unchanged: to serve as a democratic, non-aligned platform offering free and fair access.
Every year, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.
Writers and Festival Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, alongside producers Teamwork Arts, invite speakers to take part in the five-day programme set against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in the state capital Jaipur.
Past speakers have ranged from Nobel Laureates J.M. Coetzee, Orhan Pamuk and Muhammad Yunus, Man Booker Prize winners Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood and Paul Beatty, Sahitya Akademi winners Girish Karnad, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, M.T. Vasudevan Nair as well as the late Mahasweta Devi and U.R. Ananthamurthy along with literary superstars including Amish Tripathi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Vikram Seth. An annual event that goes beyond literature, the Festival has also hosted Amartya Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, the late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Fry, Thomas Piketty and former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai.
The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a flagship event of Teamwork Arts, which produces it along with over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities globally.
Over the years, Teamwork Arts has produced ZEE JLF at The British Library, ZEE JLF at Boulder, JLF at Houston, JLF at New York and JLF in Adelaide.  

About Teamwork Arts
For over 25 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India.
In countries such as Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA, Teamwork produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities.

Teamwork Arts produces one of the world’s largest literary gatherings, the annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, the Ishara International Puppet Festival and the annual Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) and Festival in New Delhi, international festivals Shared History in South Africa, Eye on India in the United States of America, India by the Bay in Hong Kong, Confluence - Festival of India in Australia,  India@70 2017: Year of Culture in the United Kingdom, and many more.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Porsche India welcomes new Cayenne Third generation Cayenne set to continue success story

The latest generation of Porsche’s successful SUV model line is now available in India. Customers can choose from three variants right from the start: the Cayenne, Cayenne E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo. The arrival of the brand’s flagship SUV was celebrated at a special event held by Porsche India at the Sahara Star hotel in Mumbai, where all three derivatives were showcased, following an exclusive reveal act.

Powerful turbocharged engines, enhanced chassis systems, rear-axle steering, mixed-size tyres and a sharper design underpin the Cayenne’s credentials as a true sports car in its segment. These new developments bring the Cayenne even closer to its racetrack roots, thanks to greater versatility and more performance than ever before. Additional enhancements to the third generation also include intelligent assistance systems and further connectivity features to offering improved driver and passenger comfort.

Pavan Shetty, Director of Porsche India, said: “Since its initial launch, the Cayenne has been one of our most popular models in India, and I have no doubt that the third generation will continue this success story. For me, the new Cayenne’s day-to-day usability and exceptional spread between driving dynamics and driving comfort are truly unique. Our latest edition to the range is at home on any road, but it is equally ready to explore new terrain, from India’s desert in the west to our jungles in the northeast. We are also very excited to be welcoming the new Cayenne E-Hybrid, as we see a growing interest from our customers in electric mobility.”

The new Cayenne comes with a choice of V6 and V8 petrol engines offering 340 hp and 550 hp, combined with the standard eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. Currently the top performer in the series, the Cayenne Turbo accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds (with Sport Chrono Package) and has a top speed of 286 km/h. The E-Hybrid variant produces 462 hp and features a boost strategy, adopted from the 918 Spyder supercar. With a fully charged battery, it can drive up to 44 kilometres with a top speed of 135 km/h in all-electric mode.

Peter Vogel, Acting Chief Executive Officer and Sales Director of Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE, added: “No other model in the series surprises more than the Cayenne E-Hybrid. With its new standard Sport Chrono Package, optional sports exhaust system and four driving modes to choose from, this variant does not only stand for best-in-class performance but also real fun. With the Cayenne E-Hybrid Porsche has redefined e-mobility with efficiency, connectivity and adrenaline.”

Visually, a bold new design stays true to the unmistakable identity of the Cayenne but delivers a more streamlined, sporty impression. Inside, a spacious cabin houses several comfort and convenience features, including a luggage compartment that has increased by 100 litres. The Porsche Advanced Cockpit concept offers increased connectivity and intuitive controls, whilst the centre console with Direct Touch Control, a new 31.24 cm (12.3”) touch display for the PCM act as the driver’s interface to all vehicle functions. A new head-up display increases comfort and safety.

The new lightweight chassis of the Cayenne has been completely redesigned to deliver the optimum balance between sporty performance and comfort, and contributes to an overall weight saving of up to 65 kilograms, despite an extended range of standard equipment. New technologies, such as 4D Chassis Control, three-chamber air suspension, electric 48-volt roll stabilisation and high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brakes contribute to overall excellent driving dynamics.

A true all-rounder, five pre-programmed drive and chassis modes can be activated in accordance to the terrain via the Porsche Communication Management (PCM). In addition to the default On road programme, drivers can choose between Mud, Gravel, Sand and Rocks settings to adapt to the relevant conditions. For the first time, the Cayenne is available with rear-axle steering and mixed-size tyres derived from the 911, which improve agility, stability and safety.

Porsche’s latest SUV features several assistance system as standard, including LED headlights, Warn and Brake Assist with predictive pedestrian protection, cruise control as well as front and rear Park Assist.

The Cayenne Turbo sets itself apart as the leader of the new generation. It is the first SUV in the world to have an adaptive roof spoiler as part of its active aerodynamics. Similar to the 911 Turbo, the spoiler adapts the aerodynamics and downforce to suit the driving conditions. Visually, the Turbo is easily identifiable by its distinctive twin tailpipes, enlarged air intakes, double-row front-light modules and 53.34 cm (21”) Turbo wheels in dark titanium emblazoned with the coloured Porsche crest. The rear apron, exterior mirrors and door side trims are finished in the vehicle colour.

The new Porsche Cayenne, Cayenne E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo are now available at all Porsche showrooms in India. Basic retail prices are as follows:
Cayenne E-Hybrid
Cayenne Turbo


 “A Rendezvous with Shagun Gupta”, a private Beauty soiree was held at Amara, Kemps Corner on October 17th, 2018. An all VIP affair, the event saw full attendance from beauty aficionados, fashion enthusiasts and South Mumbai’s very own social glitterati.  The guests got a sneak peek into latest beauty trends that will be blossoming across runways for Fall Winter/ Festive Look 2018 with trendsetter Shagun Gupta. From bold makeup choices to creative hairdos, the guests were introduced to the hottest look for the season with Celebrity Hair Stylist Savio John Pereira and Makeup Artist Asha Hariharan.

The evening was an occasion for guests to indulge in champagne, savories and camaraderie as Shagun Gupta stepped up to unravel her trend secrets. It is quintessential to give your beauty bags a much needed seasonal upgrade. For the season she recommended Lica/ Mauve shade on the lip for a pop of color. The two tone makeup is another hottest beauty trend from the Fall Winter runway that she believes will spice up your makeup routine. To get the creative makeup juices going Shagun Gupta enlists dual liner with soft lip color. She elaborated that eye makeup can give a dramatic flair by using a heavy liner with different styles, keeping in mind that the lip shade on the other hand is soft and subtle.

No girl can have enough shades. Thankfully there are no limits when it comes to lip shades. For the festive season Shagun Gupta suggests sugary shimmer or glitter shades that will add more sparkle to overall look. Savio John Pereira introduced the guests to new "Wavy look" which is not just a normal curve but a defined texture that adds volume to your hair. He also showcased the hairstyle that combines straight and curls which the models display while sashaying the ramp. Asha Hariharan presented an amazing collection of eye shadow palette which matches the perfect skin tone. 

At the end of the evening guests took home goody bags loaded with amazing beauty samples!

About Shagun Gupta:

Shagun Gupta has a desire to create and share all things beautiful. The Shimla-born fashionista has influenced wardrobes of the celebrated ones with her enormous cachet in fine jewellery, beauty and fashion accessories. Inspired by her penchant for high life, Shagun has enjoyed unbridled success in fashion, beauty and celebrity makeover for over two decades. Her meticulous rise as trendsetter has been closely watched by stylish women, many of whom have often asked her to fashion them in her own personalized creations. She has great style sense and believes that one could be elevated in the eternal passion of beauty.

Her flagship label ‘Shagun Classique’ specializes in creating signature looks that has always enticed and delighted a high profile clientele. She has spent over decade in the beauty industry as cosmetologist. As a certified GIA gemologist from London, Shagun’s love for colored stones is reflected in her creations which are splendidly embellished in exotic trinkets. Been brought up in an illustrious family of jewelers, her designs are manifestations of inspired dreams that beholds every Shagun Gupta creation. She also specializes in hand embroidery for high-end brands in Paris. A globetrotter, her collections have been shaped by diverse culture of continents she has traveled, lived and explored.

There are many strings in Shagun’s enterprising bow from curating social events, designing jewellery, beauty trends, personal style consulting, red-carpet appearances and distributing wine accessories.  Her company Grape to Glass distributes Riedel Crystal and Vinturi Aerators, undeniably the finest wine accessory brands around the globe. A seasoned wine connoisseur, Shagun relishes the flavours of delectable vintage and has great sense of appreciation for wines from different estates, regions and countries.

She has been awarded Gladrags most elegant woman Mrs. India 2014, Mrs. Go Air 2014 and has been Global Jury at Panache Mrs. India 2018. Shagun is a fitness enthusiast who believes healthy living has had an undeniable influence in her eventful lifestyle. She counts Milan and Paris as the beacons of luxury and high life.

Drink technology India 2018 to address the trends of the Indian beverage, dairy and liquid food industry

drink technology India (dti), the leading trade fair for beverage, dairy and liquid food industry in India is slated to take place in Mumbai from October 24 to 26, 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre.  

The trade fair covers a full spectrum of the liquid food and beverage sector in India by targeting sectors like soft drinks, beer and brewery equipment up to liquid food oils and fats etc. The Indian beverage market is dynamically progressing and trade fairs like DTI will play a pivotal role in fuelling the industry growth by not only working as a top selling market place but also as a future oriented knowledge centre. 
drink technology India (dti) will showcase the latest innovations developed by companies from India and other parts of the world, in areas that range from the production, filling and packaging of all types of beverages and liquid food. The trade fair is majorly focused on providing customized solutions for rapidly growing Indian market needs by bridging the gap between supply and demand. 

Value-driven supporting programs at dti 2018

dti 2018 will organize interactive and knowledge based Roundtable Talks which will allow industry players to gain valuable insights about the current and future trends in the industry. The Roundtable Talks will facilitate an open discussion where industry experts can state their point of view regarding prevailing challenges in the industry and future trends. 

The current edition of dti will also host various other supporting programs includingplace2beer, a place for beer lovers to experience, experiment with speciality beer and rarities all around the world.
The trade fair will organize the second edition of the Buyer-Seller Meetings which will allow the exhibitors and the top industry stakeholders to have one-on-one meetings with potential clients. Leading buyers from segments such as soft drinks, beer and brewery, liquid food, and wine will be present.

The Oiltech Pavilion, organized with the support of Oil Technologists' Association of India (OTAI) will be discussing the Challenges in Packaging of Edible Oils and Other Related Products. The FSSAI Seminar will discuss the latest news concerning the regulatory framework of drinks and beverages in India.

Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India said, The Indian beverage, dairy and liquid food market has bright future ahead as the demand is continuously increasing due to the rising population coupled with growing urbanization and consumption oriented middle class. According to the statistics, the demand for beverages was 27 billion litres in 2017 and it is expected to grow over 50 billion litres till 2022. In the period from 2012 to 2017, the domestic beverage production has grown by 63%.  In order to meet the evolving demands of the Industry, dti 2018 is aiming to provide numerous stimuli for investments into the growth industries and bridging the gap between supply and demand. The supporting programs will shed valuable light on the latest trends and products in the beverage, dairy and liquid food industry.

First look of the New Nissan KICKS

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  • Progressive SUV exterior design for new age adventure seekers
  • Safer, Stronger and Durable GRAPHENE Body Structure

Nissan today unveiled the progressive design of the most awaited SUV in India. The NEW Nissan KICKS sports a unique wider and robust style underlined by a Dynamic Sonic Plus line, Wheel-oriented Stance and a Distinctive 3-dimensional presence. The body is designed and built with GRAPHENE (Gravity-philicEnergy Absorption) Body Structure, which has inherent capability to absorb impact energy making the NEW NISSAN Kicks Stronger, Safer and Durable on Indian roads.

Talking about the smart exteriors, Thomas KuehlPresident, Nissan India Operations,said, “We are excited and proud to unveil the engaging and provocative design of the NEW KICKS. Nissan is committed to India and we are building the foundations to succeed. The NEW Nissan KICKS is a testimony of our commitment to India. With a progressive SUV design and advanced technology, it is bound to appeal the new age urban adventure seeker. As a part of the India Strategy, Nissan will bring the best of global Nissan products and technology to our customers in India.”

The NEW KICKS offers a host of established design signatures and features e.g. Floating Roof Design created by blacked out pillars with Stylish Roof Rail and Signature LED DRL, Shark Fin Antenna, Front Fog Lamps and Door Mounted ORVS with Indicators. The bold V-motion grille, a signature motif in Nissan’s design language adds to NEW KICKS’ distinctive presence. The uniquely designed headlamps and tail lights feature iconic boomerang-shaped LED signature lamps to add character.

The powerful, wheel-oriented stance is further enhanced by R17, 5 spoke machined-alloy wheels. The bold styling with dynamic stance and glamorous fender arch bring out the solidity and elegance in the NEW KICKS, while substantial face and back style provide a masculine and rugged presence on the Indian roads.

NEW Nissan KICKS Dimensions

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About Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd.
Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL) is a 100 percent subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Japan. The company was incorporated in 2005 and offers innovative and exciting products across the hatchback, MUV, SUV and sedan segments in India. Nissan together with its global alliance partner Renault set up a manufacturing plant and a Research & Development Centre near Chennai. Nissan in India has a portfolio of two brands, Nissan and Datsun. For more information, visit www.nissan.in.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. 
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenues of 11.72 trillion yen. In fiscal 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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