Friday, March 31, 2017

Super Sexy #SelfieExpert OPPO F3Plus

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" On your wallet, get ... set ... Go ... get yourself the OPPOF3Plus ... now " ... says who ?. None other than my 15 year old nephew Aamen. ... " Throw away your dabba-mobile, which is always on ventilator, I mean charger and you look like a zombie in Zenfies. "

My argument : Mobile is a mobile, which makes and receives calls on the go, right ? So, Why do we want a OppoF3Plus ?

Dr. Sandhya Kadam ( M. D. ) gifted OPPO mobiles to both her brothers, cause she wanted the best for her family. Her logic - " I love to invest my money in my family's happiness." Her brothers received the OPPOs they wished for. They are more than happy as they are proud of their Doctor sister's super choice.

Advantage 1 : OPPOF3Plus 
I must buy an OPPOF3Plus , as per my nephew's express wish and command. 
Those who really, truly love their families, know how to fulfill their wishes and enjoy life. 

OPPOF3Plus has the First-of-its-kind DUAL Front-facing Selfie Camera
One for Selfie and another for Group-Selfiethe DUAL front-facing, First-ever 120°Wide-Angle Front Camera scores brownie point. Anytime , Selfie-time with #OPPOF3Plus

Next, as a Lifestyle blogger , I cover many important events. Carrying an extra gadget like DSLR camera is hectic, cumbersome, time consuming ( charging camera cells ) and risky ( I lost my Nikon at Shiro , an year ago ). I and many other media professionals prefer a smart mobile with pro-camera for event coverage. 

Advantage 2 : It's actually Double , Triple advantage for OPPOF3Plus's Dual front camera (16MP + 8MP with 120°wide-angle). 
A customized IMX398 sensor co-developed with SONY  = Extra-wide f/1.7 aperture + Dual PDAF ( Phase Detection auto Focus )  + 1.4um Big Pixel Resolution: The 16-MP rear camera,  with the Dual PDAF captures crisp, clear shots, especially in low-light conditions. The 6P lens captures many people within an image frame, yet maintains a high level of professional image quality with minimized image distortions. The other front camera with 16 MP resolution enables high dynamic range, vivid depth and minimized noise

Palm Shutter: By waving your hand in front of the camera, the OPPOF3Plus activates an automatic selfie countdown, leaving you free to get your shot just right and avoid any shakes caused by pressing the shutter button.
Additionally, intelligent software such the Group Selfie Smart Facial Recognition and Beautify 4.0, makes the OPPOF3Plus the most desirable camera smartphone.
The OPPOF3Plus rear camera overcomes, two shortcomings of smartphone photography - 1. Blurred out-of-focus images in normal conditions, or images with too much noise. 2. Dim effects in night / low-light conditions. 

Check out how my current mobile fails miserably here.


My present mobile's battery drains fast. It frequently needs the ventilator, I mean charger. Every day I need to charge my mobile, the camera batteries and the power bank as the ventilator for my mobile. Many times I forget to charge 1 or 2 . Some times I don't have enough time and plug points to accommodate all these gadgets. Plus , actually it's a Minus , my laptop is also an Asus , which constantly requires powering up. Just writing about this Power crunch scenario, depresses me.  

Advantage 3 : Long-Battery Life and Unique Charger ( Energy-saving mode of ColorOS in the Battery Setting;) : OPPOF3Plus is powered with 4,000mAh battery, the VOOC Flash Charge Solution and customized operation system, ColorOS 3.0, optimizes power consumption, ensuring all day long battery endurance. With the VOOC Flash Charger, just a 5-minute charge gives the user 2 hours’ talk time, solving the short-battery life drawbacks of current models. The VOOC is an industry-leading standard, featuring a five-layered protection system that utilizes a micro-programmed control unit (MCU), to charge the OPPOF3Plus in a safe and efficient manner. OPPOF3Plus is definitely an Elixir


My mobile is an age-old 3G. When I tried to join the JIO-FREE bandwagon, I could not enjoy the bonanza as JIO does not support my Zen 5. I need to upgrade to 4G asap with #OPPOF3Plus

Advantage 4 OPPOF3Plus is equipped with  Dual Nano 4G SIM and Extendable Storage starting from 64GB ,  an octa-core processor – the Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM backed by the ColorOS 3.0 with Avast scanner, assuring a seamless and snappy performance. The embedded dual-slot card tray allows two Nano SIM cards to work simultaneously, or an expandable storage space up to 256 GB based on micro SD. For the front-facing lightning-fast fingerprint sensor, users can unlock the OPPOF3Plus by pressing the Home button in an unnoticeable 0.2 secondsMoreover, users can instantly launch apps or activate calling contacts via Customized Fingerprint-activated App Launch. 

My mobile is like a fragile plastic toy. I need to encase it in a sturdy metallic cover all time to avoid breakage. I can not flaunt the flimsy mobile and keep it hidden most of the times. I keep on reminiscing about my White-Gold , Nokia C2 , which never dented even after so many hard-falls. Looks and sleekness of OPPOF3Plus is much better than Nokia. Have a look. 

Advantage 5 : OPPOF3Plus  Exquisite Designinch 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass screen, with a pre-applied protective screen coating, giving a premium look without sacrificing premium durability. The six-string antenna flow across the phone’s aluminum alloy back, giving it a sleek, effortless distinction. Frame With micro-arc frame, the F3 Plus fits in your hand perfectly no matter how you hold it. The hand-fit/finger-fit micro-arc frame design lowers the risk of slipping, with smooth touch feel. The varying angles of the metal body frame are the result of scientifically combining visual design with physical touch. The 6-string antenna fits the uni-body metal shell 

Uber Cool Colors & Competitive Pricing

The OPPOF3 Plus comes in Gold and Black. Priced at Rs 30,990, the Gold variant of the F3 Plus will be available from 1st April 2017 both online and offline. It will be available in OPPO stores across India and online stores on Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal. The pre-order starts from today till 31st March 2017. OPPO is also giving a special gift pack for all pre – orders purchases made both online and offline. There is also a Black color variant for the F3 Plus which will be available later.

Another sweet excuse is my favorite Deepika Padukone is Brand Ambassador of OPPOF3Plus . At 30990 it is the Luxury, but of course you want the best for your family and you yourself deserve the pampering.
Super Specsy #OppoF3Plus is the best choice at this price.

The OPPO F3 Plus Key features:

Front camera:           16-megapixel with 1/3-inch sensor
8-megapixel with         1/4-inch sensor, 120°wide angle
Rear camera:            16-megapixel, 1/2.8-inch IMX 398 sensor, F1.7Dual PDAF
Touch Access:            0.2s solid fingerprint recognition + fingerprint-activated calling and app launch
RAM:                          4 GB
ROM:                          64 GB (Support extension to 256GB with microSD)
Battery:                     4000 mAh (Typical) Li-Po Battery VOOC Flash Charge
Processor:                 Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro
Operating System      ColorOS 3.0, Android 6.0
Flash:                         Flash
Sensors:                  Distance Sensor, Light Sensor , G-sensor, E-compass, Gyro Sensor
SIM Card Type:          Dual nano-SIM, 4G supported
Screen size:                6.0 inches
Height:                       163.63 mm
Width:                        80.8 mm
Thickness:                  7.35 mm
Weight:                      185g (With Battery)
Color:                          Gold , Black

Twitter:    @oppomobileindia

RAVE Anniversary

Spearheaded by Rishi Shah - Publisher & CEO, Crossbones Media
Performers-  Kailash Kher’s SurFira, Bombay Black, Dhol For Soul, Dharavi United (Dopeadelicz, Swadesi, 7Bataiz, Enemies) Gerardo Velez, Selvaganesh

The celebration was perhaps "Grand", much like a concert conceptualized on International level on 15th anniversary of RAVE . The event saw performers like Kailash Kher launch his band SurFira. He spoke lengths about his Padma Shri win & congratulated Rishi Shah on the celebration of 15 years of RAVE. Grammy Award winner V. Selvaganesh wowed the audience with his performance. Bands like Bombay Black, Dhol For Soul, Dharavi United (Dopeadelicz, Swadesi, 7Bataiz, Enemies) Gerardo Velez rocked the concert & took the celebration to a whole new level. 

The celebration saw the presence of Prasoon Joshi, Anuraadha Tewari, Shaahid Amir, Lalitya Munshaw and many more

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Inaugural Edition of Beauty India Show in Mumbai

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Look Good , Feel Better & Impress all with Beauty & Personal Care 

  Inaugural edition of 'Beauty India Show' is launched by Malaika Arora in Mumbai .
NESCO, Goregaon is the premier venue for India’s premium B2B exhibition on beauty and wellness. ' Beauty India show', unveiled today showcases the latest trends in the industry from 27  to  29 March, 2017. It provides a holistic platform for brands, business owners and industry drivers to network and business expansions

Herbal products market estimated at Rs 4,500 crores. Industry players must adapt their offerings for the herbal age phenomenon.

The fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment is the fourth largest sector in the Indian economy. The market size of FMCG in India is estimated to grow to US$ 74 billion in 2018. The personal care industry makes up 22 percent of India's market for consumer package goods and experts agree that India is full of opportunities and is a potential gold mine for many beauty and personal care companies. Considering the growth potential of the industry, the internationally renowned organizers of various B2B and B2C exhibitions, Sumansa Exhibitions have launched Beauty India; an exclusive B2B exhibition catering to the needs of the beauty, cosmetics and personal care industries.

Beauty India’s debut edition opened in Mumbai at Bombay Exhibition Center, Goregaon on Monday, March 27th and is running until March 29th, 2017. The entry to the exhibition is free and show timings are from 10 am to 6 pm for all three days.

Popular Bollywood style icon and actor Malaika Arora and Lakmé Lever India CEO, Pushkaraj Shenai jointly inaugurated the exhibition that hosts over 75 exhibitors representing skin care & hair care (both professional, wellness and personal product lines), colour cosmetics, personal care products, nail care and accessories, professional equipment and Spa, fragrance and machinery, packaging and raw material suppliers among others.

Appreciating the initiative, Malaika Arora said: “An exhibition to cater to the booming beauty and cosmetics industry is the need of the hour. I am delighted to see this wonderful showcase and happy to be part of its inaugural edition. Looking well-groomed is part of our lives, and Indians understand that very well. The Beauty India exhibition simply reflects our thriving beauty industry and the potential that it holds for the global brands. With a population of over 1.3 billion, the opportunities for exhibitors to make inroads in this market are endless and extremely lucrative. This is a great platform to find partnerships and build on brand value”.

Prominent exhibitors at the show include Lakme India, L’Oreal India, Ozone Ayurveda, AcronPlast, Berina, EsselPropack, Shilpa Cosmetics, Veera Fragrances, Wespro Corporation, SSCPL Herbals, Skin Secrets, Sanex Packaging Connection, Nyassa Spa Products, All India Cosmetic Manufacturers Association, All India Hair and Beauty Association, Cospack India, Headstart International, Strands Salon, N.V. Organics, Forever Beauty care amongst many others. The exhibitor list also includes companies from China, Germany, Indonesia, Korea, Poland and UAE.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Pushkaraj Shenai- Chairman, Advisory Committee - Beauty India & CEO-Lakmé Lever Pvt. Ltd., said, “A platform like Beauty India has the potential to shape the future of the Indian beauty industry. The $3-billion beauty services industry offers huge opportunities across the value chain for talented beauty and styling professionals, managers and entrepreneurs. Apart from the opportunity in the domestic market there is significant interest in the global market for all things Indian. Lakme Salon and Lakme Academy have played an integral role in the beauty ecosystem across the country for the last 37 years. We aspire to scale this rapidly and invite talented individuals to join us as beauty entrepreneurs. I am confident that Beauty India will grow into an ideas and innovation marketplace that all Indian beauty professionals are proud of.”

Himanshu Gupta, General Manager, Sales & Marketing B2B Events, Sumansa Exhibitions added , “The overall beauty and personal care market in India is estimated at Rs 74,700 crore by retail sales value and the personal care industry in India has been expanding at 13 percent year-on-year, far surpassing the overall economic growth rate. India’s incredibly large consumer base has a growing disposable income and places importance on personal care. Retail sales look to increase at an average of seven percent over the next decade and that presents a huge opportunity to global brands to tap exponential growth that we are going to witness. The beauty business is booming and there’s enough room for more players.

Through our exhibition, we aim to provide international and domestic brands a suitable platform for exploring business opportunities, finding partnerships, exchange of ideas and networking.”
The exhibition provides a unique platform for launch of products, networking opportunity with industry leaders, building new partnership, exchange of ideas, product display, franchise opportunities, live demonstrations, innovation and showcasing new technologies for all stakeholders such as manufacturers, suppliers, ancillaries, end-users, emerging entrepreneurs and government institutions. Moreover, being a business driven platform, there would be value added events running concurrently to the exhibition like Buyer-Seller Meet, On-Site Beauty Sessions, Seminars & Workshops and Demo Areas.

Dr. Sangeeta Chauhan, President of All India Beauty and Hair Association and Founder of Salon Exclusive said, “We want more of such B2B exhibitions and would like to thank Sumansa Exhibitions for their cooperation towards the beauty industry. This will further help develop related skill set in India and I would also like to thank the exhibitors who have supported the Association. The platform is a great opportunity for all segments to enhance their education and upgrade their skill”.

Mr. Naunihal Singh, CEO Strands Salon n Spa said, “The Indian Beauty Industry is growing at a very fast pace and it needs to evolve to the next level where all the leading salon chains should contribute towards its development. We need to focus on skills and create an environment where the profession and professionals, both get due respect. Shows like Beauty India are definitely contributing towards the goal”.

“Beauty India exhibition will be one of the most premium B2B events in India coming up with the latest trends in beauty industry, connecting the businesses from around the globe, collaborating exhibitors exclusively on one common platform, portraying the strength of the manufacturers at large & bridging the gap between the buyers and sellers. We wish Beauty India all the very best for the coming years of their exhibitions in India”, said Kajal Anand, President of All India Cosmetic Manufacturers' Association.

As per analysts, the Ayurvedic market is estimated to be at Rs 4,500 crore at present. The herbal products forms 6-7 per cent of the overall personal care products market currently while the estimates are that it could grow to about 10 per cent of the segment by FY20 as the trend accelerates. Thus, various players are rebooting their business strategies and investing in new products or making new acquisitions to reap in the benefit of the herbal age.

According to industry experts, the market size of India’s beauty, cosmetics and grooming market will touch 20 billion dollars by 2025 from the current level of 6.5 billion dollars. The rising awareness of personal care products, growing disposable incomes, changes in consumption patterns and lifestyles, and improved purchasing power of women, promises exciting times for the personal care industry. These trends are anticipated to boost the personal care market in India and raise the consumption of personal care products and services, thereby offering extensive opportunities for domestic and international players.


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Monday, March 27, 2017

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia 2017

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia 2017 sets new records
  • More than 30 percent more exhibition space
  • Growth in exhibitor’s participation by 15 percent 
  •  7100+  visitors, an increase of more than 12 percent

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia, in their second edition as co-located event, set new records by bringing 7,100 trade visitors and 283 exhibitors together at the Gujarat University Exhibition Centre in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, from March 1 to 3, 2017. Exhibitors and visitors were extremely satisfied with the presentation of technologies and the accompanying events. Increases were recorded in all important areas—the number of visitors, the number of exhibitors and the total amount of exhibition space, and companies showcased over 400 brands of machinery, raw materials, innovative solutions and technologies for the ceramics industry. Exhibitors included domestic and international companies such as Ashapura Minechem, Astron Zircon, Cretaprint, Daga Mines & Minerals, De Boer Damle, Imerys, Foshan DLT Technology, Floorex, Monte-Bianco Diamond Applications, Sabo, SACMI, SITI, Sol Inks and Torrecid.

Gerhard Gerritzen, Member of the Management Board at Messe München GmbH, and Amen Liao, President of Unifair Exhibition Service, are encouraged by the success of this event. "Thanks to these results, we have set a milestone. Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia has established itself as number one for the ceramics industry in the Asian region. Increases in all areas do an impressive job of confirming that this is an indispensible platform for the ceramics industry."
After China, Italy accounted for the second-largest contingent of exhibitors, and Emilio Benedetti, Vice President of ACIMAC (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics) and CEO of LB Officine Meccaniche, was very positive about the
results of this year's exhibition: "The cooperation between Indian Ceramics and Ceramics Asia was the right decision and had already fruitful results in the last year. The exhibition is an important showcase to show our technologies to the Indian Market. This year the quality of the trade fair increased and we are satisfied about the number and quality of visitors.”

Most visitors were decision-makers
Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia was larger than ever, occupying 12,000 square meters of space, an increase of more than 30 percent. The exhibition also set a new record in the number of visitors: For the first time ever, more than 7,100 visitors attended the exhibition. According to Igor Palka, COO of Messe München India, and Ken Wong, General Manager of Unifair Exhibition Service: "Significant economic growth in India is the driving force behind these increases. Demand for high-quality products in the ceramics industry is on the rise. Corresponding machines and systems are needed to manufacture these products, and they are available here." Exhibitors not only praised the further increase in the number of exhibitors, but above all their professionalism and the positions they hold at their companies. "We met the right buyers from the ceramic building material and architecture sector, who attended to witness innovative solutions,” said Dhananjay Singh, Marketing Manager, Torrecid India. He added: "We are happy to present out products at Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia, which proved to be a great platform for all ceramic manufacturers in the country."

First-rate supporting program
Besides the exhibition, visitors attending Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia also enjoyed a first rate program of conferences and related events about the latest research results, trends and recommendations for day-to-day operations. As a result, Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia further strengthened their role as an expert forum and knowledge hub. The Innovation Exchange Forum received a great deal of attention and was very well received on all three days of the exhibition. Well-known representatives of the ceramics industry made 30-minute presentations and discussed challenges and future concepts for the Asian market. On behalf of the other

speakers and attendees, K.D. Sanghavi from Interkiln Industries Limited summed things up as follows: "We are keen to understand the market dynamics, current trends and meet potential buyers. By participating at Indian Ceramics, we have been able to meet all our participation objectives. We also attended the Innovation Exchange Forum, cfi – Ceramics Forum International and brick industry workshop and found it highly informative and relevant to our business."

Other new events on the agenda such as the Buyer-Seller Forum, which was organized by Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia for the first time ever, generated huge interest and reported strong participation. Top decision makers conducted over 150 face-to-face meetings with the exhibitors. Among many others, the following companies participated as buyers: Roca Bathroom Products, Kohler India Corporation Ltd., Soka Ukrain, Cera Sanitaryware, Paradise Sanitaryware.

Another popular event was the iBaRT(India Brick and Roof Tile Exhibition) Workshop titled "Mechanization of Traditional Indian Clay Brick Industry: Challenges and Opportunities", which focused on the current and future significance of the heavy clay sector, one of the industry's key segments. One of the leading supplier of machinery and installations for Brick Industry, Anand Damle, Managing Director of De Boer Damle Indian Private Limited, said: “At Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia we met potential customers and displayed our new technology. We also attended the brick workshop where we learnt latest trends and market knowledge.”

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia is organized by Messe München India, a subsidiary of Messe München, and Unifair Exhibition Service Co., Ltd. in China.

The next Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia  will take place from March 7 to 9, 2018 at Ahmedabad, Mumbai. All the important information on both exhibitions is available at or at

Indian Ceramics
Indian Ceramics is taking place for the fourteenth time between March 7 and 9, 2018, in Ahmedabad. As the leading show for suppliers to the ceramics industry, this event captures the entire spectrum of classic ceramics, from raw materials through to technical ceramics. Indian Ceramics 2017 attracted around 280 exhibitors, each of them highlighting their products, services and innovations to a trade audience of over 7,100 visitors. Indian Ceramics 2018 – powered by ceramitec – is organized by Messe München India, a subsidiary of Messe München.

Ceramics Asia
Ceramics Asia has been successfully organized for fourth editions since 2012. It became to the most expecting event in ceramics industry in India. The exhibition covered a total show space of almost 12,000 ㎡ with over 104 exhibitors from China, India and international. It covers the whole spectrum of the ceramics industry chain, from machinery, raw materials to technology, which attracts visitors from India and neighboring countries. With the official support from associations of India and China, Ceramics Asia has been proved as the most potential event in the Indian ceramics industry which is bridging the platform between India and the world.

Messe München
Messe München is one of the world's leading trade show companies. In Munich alone, it organizes around 40 trade shows for capital and consumer goods, and key high tech industries. Each year more than 30,000 exhibitors and around two million visitors take part in the events held at the Messe München exhibition center, the ICM – International Congress Center München, and in the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München. The leading international trade fairs of Messe München are all independently audited. In addition, Messe München organizes trade shows in China, India, Turkey and South Africa. With a combination of affiliates abroad – in Europe, Asia and in Africa – and over 60 foreign representatives actively serving over 100 countries, Messe München has a worldwide business network. The Group also takes a pioneering role as regards sustainability: It is the first trade-fair company to be awarded energy efficiency certification from the technical inspection authorities TÜV SÜD.