Wednesday, March 20, 2019

MALAIKA ARORA TO MAKE HEADS TURN AS THE SHOWSTOPPER FOR KALKI’S SS’19 COLLECTION - ‘ZINNIA’ AT THE BTFW 2019


The master of fashion fantasies, KALKI Fashion is all set to dive into an endless summer at the Bombay Times Fashion Week for the fourth time as they will reimagine, revisit and refresh bringing in their much awaited couture collection called ‘Zinnia’. The event will be held on 24thMarch, 2019, on Sunday at the St. Regis, Mumbai from 7.30pm onwards.  Once again, a renowned celebrity star will rule the runway with her timeless appeal and grace. The OG glam goddess of Bollywood, Malaika Arora will be the befitting showstopper for this magnificent collection.
Zinnias have a rich history to match their rich colors, taking inspiration from the flower’s originality; the collection will showcase rage of appearances in array of multi- colors and hues.
The Spring Summer 2019 Collection is filled with modern and eclectic silhouettes in a vivid color palette. It focuses on vibrant pigments, neoteric textures, and ornate architectural motifs. Clean, minimal, sexy silhouettes will set off an energetic, vibrant color palette inspired by the sun and the garden. While the curated designs will be rich in color and saturation, the wisely chosen colors are mixed together in unusual ways illustrating evocative, bright and harmonious beguile. 
The runway collection will splash into summer weddings with painterly hues of silver sages, the summer fog blues, the lime greens, the spicy mustards, the fuchsia pinks and the fiery reds putting in inventive spin to your wedding closet staples from floor-sweeping jacket styles to voluminous shararas, from the quirkiest bridal lehengas to monotone red lehengas paired with long-lasting veils.
Each garment is carefully hand crafted to put together to create the perfect outfits for your Mehendi soirees, a perfect garden party, a dreamy destination theme, or a traditional summer wedding. The embroideries talk diamond shapes layered upon rich silks, flowers quilted with stripes on opulent organzas, bordered with miniature geometric conception with studs and summer sequins.
With popular Bollywood Celebrity stars as the showstoppers for their previous Bombay Times Fashion Week shows like Kriti Sanon for the Mirabell Collection, Yami Gautam for KALKI’s SS18Collection and Disha Patani for the ‘Athena’ Collection, literally stole hearts with their model like proportions, brought the collection to life whilst looking like a dream.
Also, stay tuned to their social media channels as they go live on Facebook and Instagram. Also, to their latest upcoming posts and stories as 3 lucky winners will get a chance to win an entry to the show.
KALKI presents ‘Zinnia’
Collection Page Link: 
Spring-Summer 2019 – ‘ZINNIA’
Date: 24th March, 2019
Time: 7.30 p.m
Location: St. Regis, Mumbai
About KALKI:
Born in Mumbai, India in 2007, KALKI evokes the very spirit of the city it was founded in. An upstart, innovative, and dynamic brand – KALKI – offers the best of contemporary, ethnic Indian fashion and fusion-wear styles. Staying true to the brand’s unique promise of premium and wearable fashion, KALKI unveils fresh collections and all-new designs throughout the fashion calendar. KALKI’s design and aesthetic sensibility seeks inspiration from all walks of life – be it haute couture trends and forecasts from fashion destinations across the globe to the homebound handloom traditions of India.

ESPNcricinfo launches Superstats, new metrics that uses Data Science to analyze the game of cricket


Sambit Bal, Editor-in-chief, ESPNcricinfo, Rahul Dravid, Former Indian Captain and Head coach Under-19, Sanjay Manjrekar, ESPNcricinfo expert and Professor Raghunathan Rengaswamy, IIT Madras
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  • Partners with IIT Madras to co-develop an Artificial Intelligence engine that leverages rich data collected from over a decade old ESPNcricinfo’s ball-by-ball updates
  • Superstats constitutes of three metrics: Luck Index, Forecaster, and Smart Stats
  • Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar lead the conversation to discuss the future of statistics in cricket
 In the era of multiple formats and leagues, game of cricket needs to move beyond conventional measurement system such as economy rate, average and strike rate. Keeping this in mind, ESPNcricinfo in partnership with Indian Institute of Technology Madras launches Superstats, next level metrics to analyze the game of cricket. Superstats is a combination of stats metrics - Luck Index, Forecaster and Smart Stats that uses Data Science for the first time to give a context to every event in a game and also venture into new territories such as luck and forecasting. Former cricketing legends Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar graced the occasion and shared their views on the need for next level statistics in the constantly evolving game of cricket.

IIT Madras Researchers and an IIT-M incubated company Gyan Data Pvt. Ltd. working with cricket experts from ESPNcricinfo derived Superstats from ESPNcricinfo’s rich ball-by-ball database which has more than ten years of detailed data, and scientific methods, processes and complex algorithms based on machine learning. The algorithms process accurate, fast data, quantify the impact of luck and analyze the real value of a player’s performance in the game of cricket in real time. This work was led by Profs. Raghunathan Rengaswamy and Mahesh Panchagnula of IIT Madras along with the ESPNcricinfo team.

Sambit Bal, Editor-in-chief, ESPNcricinfo and ESPN South Asia, said, “The development of these new metrics filled a long-felt gap in evaluating cricket performances. ESPNcricinfo has always been a pioneer in cricket data analysis and we have combined big data, cricket intelligence, and also data science to produce a set of numbers that will help fans understand and appreciate the game better.”

Speaking about the data analytics behind this initiative, Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy, IIT Madras, said, “While there might be many interpretations for luck, these algorithms rationalize and consistently quantify luck events so that a whole tournament with matches that occurred in disparate circumstances could be compared in an ‘apples-to-apples’ fashion.” He further added, “The AI work at IIT Madras is targeted towards several verticals such as fintech, manufacturing, smart city, biological systems engineering, and healthcare. Through this project, we have now forayed into sports analytics as well.”

Rahul Dravid, former Indian captain and head coach for the Under-19, on the role of luck in cricket, said, “Luck played a huge role in my career in 2009. I was on the verge of being dropped and was given an extra opportunity in Mohali against England. I was batting at number 3 and Stuart Broad bounces me. It was a top edge and as soon as I hit it, I was “oh god, I’m out again”. It just falls (short) of Matt Prior and the fine-leg fielder running in. I get a hundred in that game and go on to have a couple of good years, including three hundreds in England”. Commenting on Smart Stats, adding the most important thing going forward, he said, “The critical thing for me are the people who are going to make the best use of these numbers- how you read those numbers, what you get out of these numbers is the key.”

These data science algorithms use forecasting methods that train on past data to uncover trends and patterns during different periods of play and adapt based on actual match data resulting in highly accurate predictive models.

Smart Stats, launched at first as a standalone tool in 2018, is a suite of metrics that help fans judge performances in limited-overs cricket, especially the T20s, in a far more nuanced manner than conventional metrics do. It takes into account the context to every performance, batting and bowling. Context includes pitch conditions, quality of opposition, and match situation – in terms of the pressure on the player. In its new avatar, Smart Stats has added metrics such as Smart Wickets, Player Quality Index and Pressure Indices, to cover all facets of the game.
These metrics have led to sharper story-telling, with some of the strands being:
  • Most impactful batsman/bowler in a match, in terms of runs scored/saved above par (a cameo of 30 in 10 balls maybe more impactful than 70 off 50 balls)
  • An alternative scorecard based entirely on smart stats numbers
  • Best batsman/bowler in each phase (powerplay/death overs), based entirely on smart stats
  • Difference between the conventional numbers and smart stats numbers (the true-value players)
The Luck Index - So far, the impact of luck on match results have only been spoken about in qualitative terms; a bowler can beat the batsman numerous times but still have zero wickets or an edge from the bat can still concede a boundary. There is no way to assess how lucky a team/player has been. ESPNcricinfo fills this gap with Luck Index, a metrics that measure the quantum of luck by factoring the occurrence of several events including toss, umpiring errors (both DRS and non-DRS decisions), dismissal of a no-ball, dropped catches and more.
The core of the algorithm is in scoring various luck events that occur in a match. Data science algorithms play out different scenarios to evaluate the impact of the luck events. Generalization of the impact of the luck events through an equivalent "runs potential” brings all these events to a common baseline. This makes it possible to answer questions related to luckiest team, luckiest player, alternate points table, head-to-head luck impact and so on in the context of an entire tournament.

Forecaster functions as a prediction tool which provides win probability for the chasing team, likely score for the team that bats first, runs and wicket probability in the following over, for each bowler and so forth.
ESPNcricinfo has always been at the forefront of stats and analyses, but with the amount of data now available at its disposal, ESPNcricinfo takes cricket analytics to the next level, to tell fascinating numbers-driven stories that bring the fans to the heart of the action.

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 IITM (www.iitm.ac.in)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) was established in 1959 by the Government of India as an institute of national importance. The activities of the Institute in various fields of Technology and Science are carried out in 16 academic departments and several advanced interdisciplinary Research Academic Centres. The Institute offers undergraduate and post - graduate programmes leading to the B.Tech., M.Sc., M.B.A., M.Tech., M.S., and Ph.D., degrees in a variety of specialisations. IITM is a residential institute with more than 580 faculty and 9,500 students. Students from 18 countries are enrolled here. IITM fosters an active entrepreneurial culture with strong curricular support and through the IITM Incubation Cell (www.incubation.iitm.ac.in).   
IITM has been ranked No.1 among Engineering Institutions in the India Rankings for three consecutive years – 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Institute was also ranked as the No.2 in the category of Overall Institutions in 2017 and 2018 Rankings, released by the National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India- https://www.nirfindia.org
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Himalaya Drug Company Introduces Koflet-EX: An Effective Formulation for the Management of Productive Cough

 The Himalaya Drug Company, India’s leading homegrown wellness brand, launches “Koflet-EX”—an effective formulation for symptomatic relief from productive cough associated with respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, asthma, and other similar conditions. Koflet-EX is a sugar-free formula that can be consumed by adults and children.


Productive or wet cough is a concern caused due to various reasons, including bacterial and viral infections and allergy, which build up mucus in the respiratory system, leading to congestion and difficulty in breathing. If ignored, productive or wet cough leads to further complications, which could adversely affect one’s health.

“Our dedicated in-house team of scientists strives to develop effective medicinal solutions catering to specific health problems. Being a leader in herbal medicine, we now add Koflet-EX, a safe and effective formulation, to our range of products. Koflet-EX has been developed by harnessing the power of scientifically tested herbs extracted through a full-spectrum technology. This preserves the natural ratios of active constituents, ensuring an overall therapeutic effect on the patient,” says Mr. Suresh TL, Business Director—Pharmaceuticals, The Himalaya Drug Company.

Koflet-EX is a phytopharmaceutical expectorant formulation that is an effective solution to reduce the thickness of bronchial secretions, chest congestion, and bronchial inflammation, and it enhances the windpipe’s muscle dilation to make breathing easier. Koflet-EX is enriched with the power of 5 scientifically proven and well-researched herbs that are used as active constituents in the formula. The herbs—Yashtimadhu, Biranjasipha, Vasaka, Peppermint satva, and Sunthi—help relax the windpipe and airway muscles and reduce inflammation. These ingredients together also reduce the thickness of respiratory secretions and facilitate easy expulsion of the built-up secretions.

“It is established scientifically that dry cough and wet/productive cough require different treatments. In case of productive cough, the stagnant mucus leads to multiple complications, which requires an effective expectorant that aids in mucus expulsion. An effective expectorant should facilitate mucus expulsion by thinning the bronchial secretions and relaxing the windpipe. Selecting an effective and safe expectorant that does not lead to any unpleasant experience is quite challenging. An herbal expectorant is the best choice as it helps in reducing bronchial inflammation and relieves bronchial congestion without any lethargic aftereffects,” says Dr. Rajesh Kumawat, Head—Medical Services and Clinical Development, The Himalaya Drug Company.

Addressing the typical challenges of using conventional cough preparations, Koflet-EX does not cause drowsiness, constipation, tremors, or dryness of mouth and throat. This sugar-free formula is scientifically researched and tested.

Koflet-EX is available at all leading chemist outlets across India.

About The Himalaya Drug Company
In 1930, a young visionary by the name of Mr. M. Manal foresaw the benefits of herbal remedies while riding through the forests of Burma. After diligently researching the science of the traditional field of Ayurveda, he decided to dedicate his life to creating products that would improve millions of lives across the world. Today, with a history spanning more than eight decades in herbal research, Himalaya has positioned itself as a brand that cares about not only enriching people’s lives but also the environment. With its ‘head-to-heel’ range of products, Himalaya aims to provide a holistic solution to everyday ailments that affect our bodies.

With a legacy of researching the healing power of nature, Himalaya has successfully been able to harness the science of Ayurveda through cutting-edge research to become a brand that is safe, gentle, and trustworthy.

Tushar Lall’s new track ‘Sifar’ – The moment of Enlightenment

 Qyuki creator, Tushar Lall, releases his new track ‘Sifar’ which marks the moment when Gautam Buddha received enlightenment.


Sifar marks the transitional moment when the royal prince who had abandoned his possessions in the search of god realization sits in mediation only to awaken his innermost self. The track is a soulful rendition which has been created over a span of months.
From the time Tushar performed Sifar at the Youtube Fanfest, it took him almost 1 year to bring the entire project together. 
The ace musician Tushar Lall reached out to multiple artist like Budapest Orchestra, Mame Khan, Tajinder Singh and Shatadru to create this symphony.


Talking about the track, Tushar Lall shares “Sifar took me almost 6 months to develop. It wouldn’t be possible without the people who helped make it, the Budapest art orchestra, me and my orchestrator Samarth. Tajinder Singh and Shatadru Kabir & Mame Khan.
The Qyuki family has always had my back from the very start as well as pushing this track on all platforms.”


*Mr. Sagar Gokhale, Chief Operating Officer of Qyuki shares ‘Tushar is one of the finest musicians we know. His music is so different and applauds worthy. Sifar is all the more unique since it has its symphonies created by the Budapest Orchestra and artists like Tajinder Singh, Shatadru Kabir and Mame Khan who joined in this collab. The music industry rewards those who work hard and we are excited to be part of  Tushar’s journey and be his supporters in every way possible.”*


The track will be distributed by Qyuki across all platforms.

About Tushar Lall:

Tushar Lall has founded The Indian Jam Project which is a contemporary musical act globally representing Indian classical instruments in a unique form via Indianised adaptations of Hollywood scores and western tunes. With around 40 million views and 300 thousand subscribers on YouTube, the Tusht has been featured by Forbes, Rolling Stone, BBC, India Today, ABC News, and his adaptations have been appreciated by Grammy and Emmy award winners like - Imagine Dragons, Mark Gattis, Michael Price, Clint Mansell and more. Ronnie Screwala, one of India’s leading philanthropists referred Tushar as a ‘prodigy keeping classical roots alive’ while two of his tracks are featured on Hans Zimmer’s website. Tushar has done multiple Ted talks about his musical journey and currently He’s been doing workshops and performances inside and outside India for over four years now.

About Qyuki Digital
Qyuki is a cross-platform media network across digital, live, TV and film founded by AR Rahman, Samir Bangara and Shekhar Kapur. The Company uses proprietary technology and analytics to discover and promote digital superstars and manages the end to end value chain for them across traditional and new media platforms. Recently, in association with YouTube, Qyuki launched Jammin- India’s largest digital musical property, where legendary Bollywood composers and India's top internet youth icons collaborate to create original tracks. Fronted by legendary composer and maestro AR Rahman, Bollywood biggies such as Salim Sulaiman, Clinton Cerejo and Mithoon team up with digital stars SANAM, Shraddha Sharma, Maati Bani and others.
In a recent ranking by YouTube India, Qyuki had two of the top 3 fastest growing channels in the country while on Facebook, its' managed talent FunkYou grew over 1500x to 8 MILLION fans in one year. Qyuki prides itself in being a creator focused company with SANAM Band, Funk You, Shraddha Sharma, Motorbeam, and Powerdrift being some of the largest digital brands managed by Qyuki. The Company's Agency business has also executed some of the largest branded content projects with clients like Coca-Cola, Olx, VW, Mercedes-Benz, Colgate, and Moneycontrol amongst others. 

Tech leaders pave way for the convergence of IT & OT at Future Factory India Confex 2019


Tech experts from Tata Communications, Bosch, Infor, Microsoft, Unlimit (A Reliance Group Company) and Software Technology Parks of India converged at the Future Factory India Confex 2019 in Mumbai to discuss the convergence of IT & OT and the many changes brought about by emerging digital technology in the smart manufacturing landscape. Discussions by digital technology enablers and innovators in IIoT, M2M, AI, BlockChain, hardware independent augmented reality reigned the two day Confex that was held on 11 -12 March 2019 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai drawing 134 attendees.
Inaugurating the two-day Confex, Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, Software Technology Parks of India announced: “As the largest outsourcing nation, India holds 56% of the share of global outsourcing of tech services. The nation holds the position to empower and enable migration to industry 4.0. To support this vision, government of India has announced NPSP 2019 policy (National policy on Software) which aims to make India move beyond an IT service nation and make it a technology product nation. Overall market size for technology product is USD 445 billion whereas India’s share currently is only 7.1 billion. Through this policy and subsequent measures, India aims to capture 70-80 bn market share by 2025 - both through domestic and export technology requirements.” He further added: “Messe Frankfurt has once again put up a focused exhibition and conference where there is a lot information that will be exchanged on developments that fuel industry 4.0. I urge the industry to exchange ideas and information here at Future Factory India and create an eco-system for Indian entrepreneurship.”

Discussing the challenges in adopting IoT, Mr Dattatri Salagame, Head - Digital Business, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business solutions, shared: “Most enterprises get stuck in ‘Digital Dilemma’. Managements and businesses are focusing on ROI rather than long-term sustainability of the model. We want to ensure simplification of digital processes to drive efficiency and enable business design.” The Indian subsidiary of Bosch had on display a multiple range of solutions in IoT, AI, Automation, Data Analytics etc. at the two day business event and undertook live demonstrations of their solutions for digital supply chain management.

Emphasizing on connected solutions for future factories, Mr Kishore Suprabha, General Manager – Business Development, Unlimit said: “25% GDP share is projected to be contributed by the manufacturing sector by 2022. Everything will be connected. Defining an Industry 4.0 strategy within the ambit of one’s business environment that is most probable should be integrated into enterprise strategy going forward.” A Reliance Group Company, Unlimit had on display their key innovation Ocupro - a visual inspection for quality product offering alongside demos running for OmniP & OmniC IoT platforms, asset and production management and predictive maintenance solutions.

“While 81% early AI adopters prioritise new revenue potential over cost reduction; 91% enterprises expect AI to deliver new business growth by 2023” shared Mr Virendra Chaudhari, Intelligent Cloud, IoT Global Black Belt, Microsoft at his session on Collaborate to Innovate. The joint session by Microsoft and together with Chief Digital Officer Mr Poorav Sheth introduced to the audience an interesting case study on how the tech-giant has collaborated with Piramal Glass for real time manufacturing insights and the need for partnership for operational effectiveness.

Mr Shyamanta Sharma, Sr Manager – IoT Business Unit, Tata Communications said that the company has set up one of the largest dedicated Iot network in India to provide end-to-end solutions around the factory be it safety, lighting, energy management and more. The company which was also present at the Confex displayed innovations in industrial IoT devices including load protect, ModBus to Lora and worker safety wearables which gained attention.

Day two of the confex brought forth an exciting mix of tech-innovations by STPI start-ups such as Unisoft Systems, WITS Interactive Pvt Ltd, World Vision Infotech Pvt Ltd, Lexicon Networks India Pvt Ltd showcasing new solutions that made their market entry in 2017-18. Among the highlights were Go Phygital AR-VR Solutions for enhancing customer experience, and Order Management systems for businesses.

With changing times, businesses are preparing for the transition of their organisations to the converging, aligning and integrating of IT and OT environments. Concluding the panel on what will comprise the essential components in the smart CXO’s tool kit, Mr Sharad Nigam, Principal Consultant – Industry X.0, Accenture Management Consulting said: “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning together with IoT will be the most important technologies for the factories of the future.” “It is important to capture Data through the three step process of people, machine and decision making.” he concluded.

Organised by Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd & Thinc India, co-hosted by Software Technology Parks of India and supported by MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation), the two day Confex paved the way for collaboration and integration between OT and IT leaders on one platform.

For more details, please visit: www.futurefactoryindia.com  

Friday, March 15, 2019

Frame Your Idea (FYI) a big hit at Frames 2019


 Frame Your Idea (FYI) at FICCI FRAMES 2019, concluded yesterday, created even greater access to content producers for those with a creative spark and the burning desire to achieve success in celluloid but having no access to makers.

During the 3 days of FYI, over 3500 meetings fructified between 400 writers/idea owners & over 50 Producers/Studios/Broadcasters. These meetings were across various categories including Film, Animation, Digital/Web Series, TV, and Documentary.

Over 50 FYI panelists consisted of content teams of producers, directors, studios, broadcasters and content aggregators, looking for that next big idea, story, script or finished content that they would want to grab and put out there.

In 2015, FICCI conceived and executed this 'first of its kind' forum in India called‘Frame Your Idea’ (FYI) with the intention to create access for creative minds to pitch their ideas, stories or scripts to best content producers.

The forum was unveiled in 2015 at the 16th edition of FICCI FRAMES, an annual event of FICCI, which serves as a vital link between the media & entertainment industry and the policy makers.

In 2019, with the participation of international creative minds (Qatar, New Zealand, Iran, United Arab Emirates, United States) and of course all parts of India, FYI with its figures makes itself the only platform in the country of its kind & scale.

Some of the panellists of ‘Frame Your Idea’ 2019:
Aamir Khan Productions; Abundantia Entertainment; Balaji Telefilms ltd; Bioscopewala Pictures; Bling Entertainment Solutions Pvt.Ltd.; Color yellow productions; Dharma Productions; Dharmatic Entertainment Pvt. Ltd; Disney; Filmkaravan; Fox Star Studios; Jio; Kabir Khan Films Pvt. Ltd.; Kross Pictures; Rajkumar Hirani Films Pvt Ltd; Rajshri Productions P Ltd; Roy Kapur Films; RSVP; Sikhya Entertainment; SPE Films India Pvt. Ltd.; Star TV; The Story Ink; Times Studio; Turner International; Viacom18 Motion pictures; Zee Studios.    

Go green for good health: Qafe' – Green Coffee from QNET

Ever heard of green coffee? We have all seen coffee beans in the brown roasted form but very few know that the unroasted bean is actually green in colour! In fact, the original green bean is actually healthy and contains an antioxidant compound called chlorogenic acid apart from caffeine. Green coffee extract is now emerging as a favourite alternative beverage because of the immense benefits.

Though roasting does bring in a great aroma, it tends to alter the nutrient structure of the bean, thereby reducing the beneficial properties and increasing the amount of caffeine per gram. Moreover, the beneficial effects of chlorogenic acid are lost in the process of roasting. Research has shown that chlorogenic acid helps the body to burn glucose and reduce the absorption of carbohydrates. It is also a natural appetite suppressant.

Green coffee extract is also known to reduce inflammation and help normalize blood sugar levels. In a study of people with obesity issues, it was found out that those who had green coffee bean extract reduced weight nearly three times as much as those who consumed normal coffee in the same period.

Chlorogenic acid being an antioxidant, it is also great for the skin and delays ageing. It limits sunlight damage, slows down wrinkling and reduces the damage due to ageing. Chlorogenic acid is also known to fight against cancer and diseases caused due to the presence of free radicals.

Though many green coffee extract brands are available in the market, Nutriplus Qafe’, a premium coffee mix with a green coffee extract from the company QNet, is clearly the favourite of coffee connoisseurs. It has an added soluble fibre Nutriose® which adds bulk to the diet. This probiotic fibre helps in the slow release of energy thereby improving satiety and also promoting a good bowel movement. This, in turn, curbs out of turn hunger pangs and improves metabolism by avoiding sharp sugar spikes. Nutriplus Qafe’is the way forward to good health and well-being.

Vodafone Idea deploys latest technologies to enhance network experience for customers in Mumbai Metro

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Vodafone Idea Team led by Sunil Tolani, Business Head – Mumbai, Vodafone Idea Ltd. at the launch of 150th Massive MIMO site in the city.
‘Mumbai just got 2X faster’
  
Vodafone Idea Ltd., the largest mobile operator in India, is on a major network modernization exercise in Mumbai metro. The operator is deploying new technologies such as Massive MIMO, Small Cells, TDD sites to enhance coverage and network capacity in the metro city.

Addressing the digital connectivity needs of its millions of customers in Mumbai, Vodafone Idea has deployed more than 5,000 Massive MIMO, small cells and TDD sites across several regions such as Church gate, Prabhadevi, Pali hill, Lokhandwala, Versova, Andheri, Jogeshwari, Bandra and Dadar. The operator has also installed over 1900 dedicated indoor coverage solutions for high rises and commercial places. The momentum of deploying latest technologies to enhance network capacity and coverage for richer customer experience will continue over the next few months.

Earlier speaking about this mammoth network integration and consolidation project, Mr. Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea Ltd. said, “With meticulous pre-merger planning and rigorous post-merger execution, we have ensured that our customers remain confidently connected and enjoy uninterrupted services even as we integrate and optimize our network in a phased manner across circles. We have partnered the best of global vendors and equipment suppliers to bring the best network experience for our customers.”

As part of the network consolidation exercise - the largest such integration in the world - Vodafone Idea has also done 4G spectrum refarming in Mumbai. This has resulted in upto 2X* faster speed for 4G customers in the metro. Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Tolani, Business Head – Vodafone Idea Ltd. said “I am happy to announce that ‘Mumbai just got 2X faster’ which means that our customers will now experience 2X download speeds on the 4G network. We will be utilizing multiple media like OOH, radio and digital to reach out to our audience and hope they will enjoy the benefits of our focused network initiatives in Mumbai”.

The 150th Massive MIMO site was installed in Andheri and inaugurated by Sunil Tolani, Business Head – Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Vodafone Idea Team led by Sunil Tolani, Business Head – Mumbai, Vodafone Idea Ltd. at the launch of 150th Massive MIMO site in the city.

Massive MIMO is a 5G technology wherein instead of single antenna, an array of antennas are used to increase the capacity and speed manifold. MIMO sites not only give higher speed but multiple antennas spread in angular shapes cover wider range than conventional antennas. These are used in areas of high footfall and traffic. Small Cells are electronics used in congested lanes where normal sites are not possible.

*’The average download speeds have improved by 2.16 times’, source: Value Connex Telecom Services Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.

About Vodafone Idea Ltd.
Vodafone Idea Limited is an Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone Group partnership. It is India’s leading telecom service provider. The Company provides pan India Voice and Data services across 2G, 3G and 4G platform. With the large spectrum portfolio to support the growing demand for data and voice, the company is committed to deliver delightful customer experiences and contribute towards creating a truly ‘Digital India’ by enabling millions of citizens to connect and build a better tomorrow. The Company is developing infrastructure to introduce newer and smarter technologies, making both retail and enterprise customers future ready with innovative offerings, conveniently accessible through an ecosystem of digital channels as well as extensive on-ground presence. The Company is listed on National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Marathon Group and Adani Realty JV, Monte South launches 2nd Tower, a Rs. 2,000 crore project


·        2nd Tower launch will see more than 150 units for booking in the launch phase
·        The project to come up in a 12-acre residential compound
·        Proposed 60 storey tower with 2&3 BHK apartments
·        Unique amenities like a private beach on an 8-storey high podium
·        Located in Byculla, fast-emerging as the preferred real estate destination, Monte South is a premium project


Marathon Group and Adani Realty launched the 2nd tower of their premium residential project at Byculla - Monte South. Approximately Rs 2000 crore joint venture between the two real estate brands, Monte South has introduced luxury 2 and 3 BHK residences starting at Rs 2.99 crore. The launch comes at a time when real estate market sentiments are beginning to look up – especially with the recent GST reduction on tax.

Monte South is being developed across 12 acres of mill land of the erstwhile Khatau Mills, and that happens to be one of the last remaining large land parcels in South Mumbai. The project offers a mix of 2, 2.5, 3 & 3.5 BHK apartments, with the larger configuration apartments being in the 1st tower.

With a large plot available for development, some of the amenities proposed are exceptionally luxurious. Perched on an 8th storey podium are amenities such as a beach with an artificial water body, an amazon-themed landscape designed by international landscaping firm LSG, and a multi-sports court. There’s also more than 45,000 sq.ft of open space within the project premises, a rare luxury in a space starved city like Mumbai. Other amenities include a Jain temple, eight-levels of podium parking, a well-equipped clubhouse and gymnasium, cutting-edge recreational facilities like a skating rink, infinity swimming pool, jogging tracks, golf putting range, and a senior citizens corner.

Due to a great location, Monte South also finds itself in close proximity to top-notch educational, commercial and healthcare facilities. It also ensures ease of travel, with arterial roads like the Eastern and Western express highway, and the Eastern freeway being just few minutes away.

“Byculla is at the epicenter of a radical transformation, much like what Lower Parel went through in the last decade, with large mill lands giving way to skyscrapers. We’re happy to be at the forefront of this transformation” said Mr. Ajay Munot, CEO of Adani Realty. Monte South caters to about 2500 Cr. worth of inventory in the premium segment of the South Mumbai real estate market.

Monte South is designed by renowned architect, Hafeez Contractor, and it has bagged multiple awards including the DNA luxury project of the year 2018, and Asia-Pacific Property awards for Best Residential High Rise Architecture and Best Residential High Rise Development. The landscaping for the project is handled by globally-recognized LSG Inc.
“Luxury has always been a hallmark of South Mumbai in ways that are truly iconic. With this project, we are not only delivering a plush residential property, but also are creating a landmark structure that will give a new identity to South Mumbai,” said Mayur Shah, Managing Director, Marathon Group.

The project has been registered via Maha RERA registration number: P51900001936 / P51800001779 / P51800001681 / P51800001585 / P51900001346 / P51800002818 and is available on the website https://maharera.mahaonline.gov.in under registered projects.

Marathon Group is a 49-year-old Mumbai based real estate development company that has completed over 80 projects in the city. The group is proud to have provided homes for more than 5,000 families, retail space for 400 retailers and offices for 350 businesses. Marathon is currently building several townships in the fastest growing neighborhoods, affordable housing projects, ultra-luxury skyscrapers, offices and large business centers, with projects spread across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), with over 18mn sq. ft. of land currently under development, and a plan to deliver more than 15000 homes in the next 5 years.

Adani Realty is one of the youngest arms of India's top infrastructure and development conglomerate - the Adani Group. With a commitment to getting India at par with the most advanced countries around the world, the Group has begun development in the most promising cities, integrating the finest design aesthetics with cutting edge construction technology. As part of the Adani Group, the Group has a legacy of trust and excellence, that they live up to; a fact that has driven them to achieve a lot in a relatively short period of time. At present, they are developing over 69 million sq. ft. of residential, commercial and social club projects across Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Mundra and Kochi.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Whirlpool India wins 2 prestigious iF Awards 2019 For Design Excellence

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 Two products from Whirlpool India have been honored with coveted iF Labels at the iF DESIGN AWARD 2019, one of the world’s foremost design competitions. The newly launched - Bloomwash Pro and Ace XL bring to life truly effective user-friendly design along with a bold new aesthetic to modern kitchens. The Whirlpool brand also won an award in its premium Global Range - W Series that was recently launched in India for its 4-Door Refrigerator.

Over its 66-year history, the iF DESIGN AWARD has become one of the world’s most prestigious design competitions and is recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. Judged by an international panel of design experts and awarded annually, the prized iF Labels are presented to products that are considered outstanding in their field. This year Whirlpool brands were evaluated within a highly competitive field that included over 6,400 entries from 50 countries.

“At Whirlpool we continuously strive towards understanding our consumer’s needs and offer products that are a perfect blend of design, technology and innovation. One that not just delights with its performance, but is also reflective of the contemporary lifestyle” - said Sunil D’Souza, Managing Director, Whirlpool India. ‘’We are happy to have received iF DESIGN AWARDS for recognizing our product innovations at Whirlpool. And it only strengthens our commitment to continue to listen to the consumer’s voice to keep offering products that are both meaningful in purpose and demonstrate exceptional designs.”

Bloomwash Pro Fully Automatic Washing Machine (Whirlpool India)

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The Bloomwash Pro is a perfect blend of form and function. Its exceptional design can be experienced in every detail – from its elegant edge to edge black glass top that gives an infinity view without any breaks to the high quality chrome bar that evokes a sense of exclusivity. Add to that it’s compact form factor that makes it ideal for smaller spaces in the urban living. Beneath the ultra-modern looks the machine comes with a steel impeller and triple nozzle spray that offers class-leading performance. With interiors that showcase meticulous craftsmanship, it also offers resource-saving features to ensure a superior wash experience.

ACE XL Semi-Automatic Washing Machine (Whirlpool India)
 The Ace XL is a culmination of progressive aesthetics and unique craftsmanship that showcases a Hi-tech, premium and robust looking product. Part of a new generation of appliances featuring Whirlpool’s futuristic design language, the new ACE XL offers aesthetically-appealing gentle curved surfaces, rounded corners, clearer interfaces and easy-to-understand icons make day-to-day interaction a wonderful experience.

Whirlpool W Series 4 Door Refrigerator (Whirlpool Brand - Global Range)
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Mirroring contemporary home design trends this Advanced 4-Door Refrigerator with polished aluminium blade and elegant full-width black interface seamlessly complements any living space, while offering a more intuitive user experience. A design marvel, the doors open to a panoramic view of the interiors the slowly gets illuminated by a large LED panel with Gradual Lighting technology. Powered with Whirlpool’s 6th Sense Technology and a Convertible Freezer, it ensures precision cooling for optimised food preservation and customisable storage options.

About Whirlpool of India Ltd:

Whirlpool of India Limited headquartered in Gurugram is now one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of major home appliances in the country. The company owns three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Faridabad, Pondicherry, and Pune. Each of the manufacturing set-ups features an infrastructure that is a witness of Whirlpool's commitment to providing its consumer with forward-looking solutions. Additional information about the company can be found at whirlpoolindia.com, or find us on Twitter at @Whirlpool_India.

About Whirlpool Corporation  
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading global manufacturer of home appliances with $21 billion of 2017 sales while operating in nearly every country around the world. The company markets WhirlpoolKitchenAidMaytagConsulBrastemp, AmanaBauknechtJenn-AirIndesit, and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.