Friday, August 30, 2019

Key telecom players bat for sustainable investments and regulatory improvements ahead of the 5G auctions

  • 5G leaders met and exchanged ideas as India gets ready to adopt future ready telecom networks
  • The leaders met at the 2nd   Edition 5G India Leadership Summit 2019 held in Mumbai on 30th August 2019
  • The event was supported by Mediatek, TATA Tele Business Services, Broadband Forum & Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)

India, being one of the fastest growing digital economies is all set to roll out 5G services. As per GSMA, India is set to account for 25% of the total 5G subscribers across the world by 2025.With more than 750 million mobile subscribers and a goal of being a USD 5 trillion economy – 5G will not only be an enabler of growth to the telecom sector in the country but also would propel other sectors to move forward. To discuss the challenges and opportunities that follow, reputed industry leaders met in Mumbai today at the 2nd edition of 5G India Leadership Summit 2019.


The forum comprising of senior leadership teams from leading network operators, network OEMs, Smartphone companies, Academia & Govt. Bodies met to discuss critical factors including cost, quality, technology, investments and regulatory changes needed by the industry to drive sustainable growth in the coming years. The event was supported by reputed institutions such as Mediatek, TATA Tele Business Services, Broadband Forum & Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and was organized by Konnect Worldwide. More than 100 participants attended the event.


Speaking at the inaugural panel, Anku Jain, Managing Director, MediaTek India, said, “With the world quickly adopting 5G technology India can’t afford to miss the bus as it will pave the way for India to become a truly digital country. 5G will also give a big push to Smart Cities project and 5G will bring the era of inter-connected smart devices at a large scale which would lead to the transformation of machine to machine and IoT technologies for public services. 5G technology is expected to contribute $2.2 trillion to the global economy in the coming 15 years comprising of various sectors.”

Attending the event were eminent panelists including senior leaders from Reliance Jio, OnePlus India, COAI, GSMA, Broadband Forum and Deloitte.

Commenting on the 5G readiness, Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, said “We’ve been testing 5G since 2016. In fact, we were the first to send a tweet on a 5G network and already have a commercially available 5G device in Europe. We are testing the 5G capabilities in India and are prepared for when India makes the leap into 5G. We are excited about the possibilities that 5G will bring, from cloud gaming to seamless video conferencing, the benefits of 5G are vast.”

Nikhil Shah, Broadband Forum Ambassador, hosted the inaugural panel discussion around 5G readiness in India and steered the participants to key issues in the industry. Spaking at the sidelines of the event, Nikhil said, “We are pleased to take part in the 5G India Leadership Summit which is an important event as India moves to make 5G a reality. Standards have an important role to play in this evolution and during the conference we highlighted how Broadband Forum is accelerating network transformation and cloud evolution through development of an open framework and resources for cloud-based broadband, called Open Broadband. This is a series of initiatives that combine the best of open source with interoperability, standards, and a global network of affiliated labs to support operators wanting to make meaningful change to their networks, while leveraging existing investments and limiting disruption to their customer base.”

Manoj Misra, Senior Public Policy Director, GSMA presented his view on the 5G opportunity in the country. He said, “The GSMA’s vision of ‘Intelligent Connectivity’ highlights how the combination of 5G, artificial intelligence, smart platforms and the Internet of Things can deliver benefits for consumers, enterprises, and society at large. The GSMA forecasts, India will contribute a quarter (24%) of the world’s new mobile subscribers over the period to 2025. With rapid migration to 4G-capable devices and smartphones, by 2025, India will emerge as the world’s 2nd largest smartphone market, with an installed base of almost 1 billion devices. The 4G connections will exceed 75% by 2025, and 5G connections base forecast to reach 88 million by 2025. To achieve the potential of the 5G era, three critical elements are required: substantial investment in digital infrastructure, which should largely come from private sources; a digital environment that inspires trust; and a modernised policy and regulatory framework that enables this.”

Aman Khanna, Founder & Director, Konnect Worldwide, added, “The 2nd edition of 5G India Leadership Summit further cemented our resolve in designing quality platforms to empower industry leaders in terms of interacting, connecting and exchanging ideas – thereby leading to a positive change. This year witnessed participation of 150 plus participants from marquee companies and institutions. We are proud to witness the support to the forum from the community. We will carry this success to the next edition of the Summit – thereby aiming to deliver a bigger and better platform to the top leaders in the 5G landscape in the country”.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Government to support industrialists and budding entrepreneurs to set up food processing industries - Rameshwar Teli, MoS for Food Processing Industries

Mr. Rameshwar Teli, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Government of India, today said that the Food Processing Sector is one of the most promising sectors in our country with a high potential to grow in the future.

Speaking at ‘FICCI FOODWORLD INDIA 2019’ organized by FICCI, jointly with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Mr Teli said, “Our budget is of Rs. 1400 Crore and the Ministry of Food Processing Industries will assist industrialists and young entrepreneurs to set up food processing industry in the country especially in the hilly terrains.”

Mr Teli also invited the industry and entrepreneurs to invest in the north eastern states. “Government will assist all the investors and industrialist to set up units in these states and especially in North East and Jammu Kashmir,” he said.

While highlighting the views on offerings by Odisha Government in the Food Processing Sector Mr Sanjeev Chopra, Principal Secretary, Department of Industries, Government of Odisha, said, “Food Processing sector is identified as one of the Priority sectors in Odisha and has immense potential under the governance of the state government. The Odisha government has taken various measures to maintain the cost of doing business and improve infrastructure in the state”.

Mr Siraj Hussain, Former Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Food Processing Industries, Government of India, shared his concerns faced by the sector and said, “Due to the fall in prices the farmers suffered. There is an increase in food wastage impacted the growth of the industry. We hope there are reforms that will increase the development in the Food Processing Infrastructure along with driving investment in the rural agriculture.”

Ms Reema Prakash, Joint Secretary, Ministry for Food Processing Industries, Government of India said, “The Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojna which will not only provide a big boost to the growth of food processing sector in the country but also help in providing better returns to farmers and is a big step towards doubling of farmers income, creating huge employment opportunities especially in the rural areas, reducing wastage of agricultural produce, increasing the processing level and enhancing the export of the processed foods.”

Mr Hemant Malik, Chair, FICCI Food Processing Committee & CEO- Food Division, ITC Ltd. said, “India has moved from a food scarce to a food surplus nation and the industry is on track in terms of growth and profitability. The food processing sector has immense potential for value addition and development as it leads and synergizes the two pillars of economy i.e. the Industries and Agriculture. Through various government initiatives and reforms have resolved a lot of hurdles faced by the industry making.”

Mr Mohit Anand, Co-Chair, FICCI Food Processing Committee & MD, Kellog’s India said that the food processing sector has the potential of becoming a Rs. 500 billion sector which will not only focus on improving farmer’s income but also improve the employment and infrastructure and stay aligned with the country’s Nutrition and Health Agenda.

FICCI Centre of Excellence on Nutrition was also launched at the occasion with an objective to create greater awareness amongst stakeholders on the different aspects of nutrition and reformulation.

The daylong conference which focused on the future of Food Processing Sector was attended by delegates across the sector. The conference was a platform for the industry to discuss the innovation that could drive the industry and initiatives to attract investment in the sector. It also discussed the efforts taken to reduce the wastage and bring in sustainable measures to boost the Food Processing Sector.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI):
A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies. Further information is available at:

Ministry of Food Processing Industries:
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) is a ministry of the Government of India responsible for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to food processing in India. The ministry was set up in the year 1988, with a view to develop a strong and vibrant food processing industry, to create increased employment in rural sector and enable farmers to reap the benefits of modern technology and to create a surplus for exports and stimulating demand for processed food. The ministry is currently headed by Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a Cabinet Minister. Further information is available at:

JCB India deploys its machines in flood affected areas of Kolhapur and Sangli, contributes to relief efforts

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JCB machines deployed in coordination with civic authorities to support the humanitarian response

JCB India Limited, India’s leading manufacturer of Earthmoving and Construction Equipment, along with it dealer Siddharth Auto Engineers at Pune, has deployed equipment and its team in flood-affected districts of Kolhapur and Sangli, in Maharashtra.

Supported by its dealer at Pune, Siddharth Auto Engineers, 11 JCB machines are working on-ground to contribute to the relief work and clearing of flood waste in affected areas.

Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, JCB India Limited said, “In line with our commitment to support communities affected by natural disasters, JCB India has deployed 11 machines to support ongoing relief efforts and clear flood waste in the affected areas of Kolhapur and Sangli. Our teams are working closely with the local administration in this difficult time and are contributing towards helping the affected areas return to normalcy. People living in these areas have gone through significant hardships in past two weeks and have shown a great resolve to move forward”

Before the districts can start re-building infrastructure, it is imperative to deal with the flood waste. Working day and night in the affected areas, the local authorities in the districts have put in commendable efforts. JCB machines are at work in close coordination with the local administration to clear the debris, sludge and dead livestock.

The areas where JCB has deployed machines include the districts of Laxmipuri, Shahupuri, Shirol Taluka, Shingnapur Water Pumping station, Kolhapur-Ratnagiri Highway and Aare village, and in Sangli includes the Timber area – Sangli Bypass and Main city area – Truck Adda.

The company also contributed towards relief efforts during the flood that devastated parts of Kerala last year.

About JCB India:

JCB India Limited is a leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment in India. The company started as a joint venture in 1979 and is now a fully owned subsidiary of J C Bamford Excavators, United Kingdom. With five state-of-the-art factories in India, it today manufactures over 60 products in 8 product lines which are not only sold in India, but have been exported to more than 100 countries.

JCB has the largest dealer network in the construction equipment industry with over 60 dealers and 700 outlets spread throughout India. JCB has always proactively supported communities around its factories in India in Delhi-NCR, Pune and Jaipur. Today JCB extends support to over 55 Government schools and 10 vocational training centres, which benefit over 15,500 students and local youth.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

“Motherhood Hospitals wins FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards award for patient care “

Motherhood Women & Children’s Hospital which has network of 12 hospitals in India has won the FICCI Healthcare Excellence Award for Best Patient Care. The award was conferred upon the company for projects and initiatives taken by its hospitals for creating a measurable impact in improving patient care particularly in the area of neonatal care. 

The FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards was conceptualised in 2009, to felicitate organizations and individuals for their contributions to the industry. The awards have emerged as the definitive recognition for contribution to healthcare in the country over the years based on Innovation, Impact and Sustainability & Scalability which forms the three criteria for evaluation.

Speaking on the felicitation, Mr. Vijayrathna Venkatraman, CEO, Motherhood Hospitals said, “This award is a recognition of our efforts to ensure patient safety across all our facilities. It reiterates the commitment and incredible team work by our Neonatology Team to provide excellent care to every newborn. We are committed to deliver the best care to our patients in the women and children’s speciality “

The esteemed jury nominated Motherhood for their Neonatology Patient Safety Initiative. Nearly 0.75 million newborns don’t survive every year in India, the highest for any country in the world. Most of the Neonatal deaths happen in semi urban areas due to lack of good neonatal intensive care units which are backed by highly competent neonatologists and nursing services. Keeping this in mind, Motherhood Hospitals started “NICU on Wheels” where the clinical team reaches remotest of places to resuscitate premature or sick new born babies and transport them to the Motherhood Hospital for advance care. As a part of this initiative the Neonatology team also conducts Advance Neonatal Resuscitation Training Program for doctors and nurses in semi urban and rural areas to enable them to handle such babies till the time NICU on Wheels reaches the location to transport the baby to Motherhood centres. This initiative has saved the lives of many new borns. 

This award category saw nominations from other providers like Apollo & Ruby Hall Hospitals.

About Motherhood Hospitals
Motherhood Hospitals is a leading women & children’s hospital, dedicated to the health and well-being of women and children. Their comprehensive & personalized care in obstetrics, gynecology, fertility, neonatology, pediatrics, fetal medicine, and radiology, makes it the preferred healthcare choice for every women & child. The pediatric care provides high-quality care to newborns and children, including a 24-hour pediatric emergency service. Their woman care vertical offers expertise in various women health areas like breast health, high-risk pregnancy, laparoscopic surgery & general gynecology.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The finale of Häfele Supermom 2019 brings Australian MasterChef Winner Sashi Cheliah to Mumbai to reveal and crown the winners

For over three years, the Häfele Supermom initiative has served as an inspiration to women across
India to innovate and introduce recipes that find a perfect blend of taste and health. This year, the
challenge for participating supermoms was to use only certain superfoods and create
unconventional healthy dishes that would not only taste good but look good as well to appeal to the
young ones.

The competition came to its final leg on 27 th August 2019 where ten-finalist from across India,
shortlisted from over 2500 entries by a panel of renowned influencers and bloggers, competed for
the title of ‘Häfele Appliance Supermom’. Judged and supervised by Australian MasterChef Winner
Sashi Cheliah, the finalists were given yoghurt as a secret ingredient (revealed at the competition)
which was to be used alongside other ingredients and premium Häfele appliances to prepare their
final dish. Food Critic Kunal Vijaykar set a vibrant tone for the day as he effortlessly anchored the
entire competition while sharing his expertise and experience in foods with the audience.

As the morning slid into afternoon in the culturally enriched interiors of Mukesh Mills, the day
reached closer to revealing the three winners of Häfele Supermom 2019. Of the ten finalists, Sashi
Cheliah crowned – 1. Divya Jain (Ragi Brownie with raspberry cheesecake, hazelnut crumble,
raspberry coulis with toile) 2. Neelam Agarwal (hung yogurt stuffed crispy potsticker), and 3. Surbhi
Bhandari (Govind gatta with lachha paratha, cucumber and mint buttermilk) as the winners who
received Häfele’s latest range of products including a double-door refrigerator, a washer-dryer, and
an all-in-one kitchen machine. As he felicitated the winners, he said, “The Supermoms, coming in
from a variety of regions across India, brought it a lot of incredible flavours and tastes. It was a
wonderful experience to witness these amazing women take up the challenge with such spirit and
bring out their best.” Later, Sashi enthralled the audience with his cooking skills as he conducted a
masterclass demonstrating live preparation of his version of a unique Spanish dish called Paella
made from chicken & shrimp.

Häfele has been proudly hosting this exciting platform for the moms of the nation and inspiring
women of the country. Jürgen Wolf, Managing Director, Häfele India, says, “The brand’s belief in
empowering women to bring a healthy revolution through the Supermom initiative serves as
inspiration to mothers across the country. Häfele promises to continue this initiative and make it
bigger and better by every passing year.”


Cinema Exhibition Industry’s most Awaited Big Cine Expo 2019 sets out its 4th Edition at Bombay Exhibition Center (NESCO), Mumbai


Film-makers Farah Khan, Subhash Ghai and Leading Industry Dignitaries Alok Tondon, Chief Executive Officer at Inox Leisure; Kamal Gianchandani, CEO, PVR Pictures and the most spoke about Acoustical Consultant Jal P. Mistry grace the event.

27th August, Mumbai : Cinema Industry’s most awaited exhibition Big Cine Expo rolls out the 4th Edition in NESCO, Mumbai. The expo was inaugurated by Film Maker & Choreographer Farah Khan, Alok Tandon, CEO,INOX LEISURE, Yusuf Galabhaiwala, Director, Galalite Screens and Raghavendra T, Director, Big Cine Expo. The two day event is World’s 2nd largest and Asia’s only Convention & Trade Show for the Single Screen, Multiplex, Malls & Theatrical Distribution Industry.

Day one’s inaugural ceremony was followed by panel discussions conducted by industry stalwarts like Kamal Gianchandani, Chief Executive Officer, PVR Pictures, Amit Praveen Sharma, Managing Director, Miraj Entertainment, Sachin R Shetty, Country Head, GDC Technology India & Senthil Kumar, Co-founder, Qube Cinema. Afternoon witnessed IMAX Big Cine Awards where industry players were awarded and felicitated for their contribution in the sector. Indian Film Maker Shri Subhash Ghai received the Special Award for his contribution to the industry. This was followed by a tour of India’s First 270 degree panoramic ScreenX at INOX, Malad.
Day two of the event witnessed leaders like Saurabh Verma, CMO Inox Leisure, Mohan Unmortar, CEO, Carnival Cinemas, Rahul Puri, Managing Director, Mukta A2 Cinemas, Rajeev Sharma, CEO, NY Cinemas making Big Cine Expo a successful interactive knowledge sharing platform that’s always known to be. The 2-day event consisted of product displays, product demos, product presentations, studio presentations, seminars, panel discussions, awards program, special events, film screenings, networking, B-2-B meetings, a trade show, and many more.

India emerging as one of the fastest growing economies and one of the largest markets in the landscape of Global Cinema, the entertainment sector plays an assertive role for the economy. Big Cine Expo brings opportunities for North American, European, and Asian manufacturers and suppliers to present their products and services as well as to share their industry knowledge.
The event also witnessed attendance of theatre owners, design consultants, equipment manufacturers, system integrators, project management professionals, distributors, studios, industry stakeholders and the user community for single-screen and multiplex cinema entertainment in Asia and India.

Indian Cinema Industry is one of the largest in the world with India being one of the biggest markets as well as content and film producers in the world. Theatres play a vital role in not only entertaining the audiences but also in generating Box office collections for the movies that release every year. Earlier there were DVDs; now there are streaming platforms that have entered the market giving consumer more options and formats to experience a movie from.
As theatre industry, our aim is to constantly innovate and evolve to suit the changing market dynamics and consumers lifestyle. Big Cine Expo is a 2-day event; that opens up all the avenues to the cinema exhibitors to get technical and marketing education with lots of networking opportunities with the esteemed cinema exhibition community. This platform brings global innovations, technologies and products for Theatres and Multiplexes to choose from. Said, Raghvendra T, Director, Big Cine Expo
“I always feel elated to be a part of BIG CINE EXPO and am looking forward to attend this year too, to witness some great work and innovative concepts. It is a must visit and a great learning experience for every entrepreneur in the cinema and ancillary businesses. No one should miss it." Says filmmaker Subhash Ghai.
Alok Tandon, Chief Executive Officer – INOX Leisure Ltd said, “Cinema viewing holds a very special place in the minds and hearts of us Indians, and therefore it comes as no surprise, that the cinema exhibition industry has been growing and doing really well. With FY19 as the best year ever in terms of footfalls, these are very exciting times. The industry members have been maintaining a sharp focus on delivering a fantastic cinema viewing experience with an innovative and aggressive outlook and I am sure that they will continue to do so relentlessly in the future. I also congratulate the organizers of Big Cine Expo for curating a wonderful and engaging event one more time.”
IMAX Big Cine Awards
Along with stimulating panels and presentations, the event will also witness the accredited IMAX Big Cine Awards 2019. It will include categories like – India’s Top Multiplex Chain of the Year, Best Multiplex Theatre of the Year, Best Single-Screen Theatre of the Year, Best Technology Adopter of the Year, Innovative Technology of the Year, Most Trusted Brand of the Year and Special Achievement Award.
About Network208
Network208 is a leading media company which provides a better platform for the cinema and entertainment B2B business domestically and internationally. Network208 publishes a quarterly magazine ‘TheatreWorld’ and organises the international tradeshow and convention for single-screen, multiplex cinemas and malls known as ‘Big Cine Expo’.
Asian countries are surging ahead. India is one of the world's emerging economies with the entertainment sector occupying a dominant position. In fact, the Indian cinema industry is second only to Hollywood in size. South India, having the highest number of cinema screens and the highest number of movie releases, is the top market for cinema exhibition in India. There is a huge appetite for technical know-how and equipment owing to the untapped potential in the cinema theatre market in India and the other Asian countries. And here lies an opportunity for a viable platform in India.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Make Way for Ambulance campaign Concluded in Delhi” by distributing car cushion, tshirts, car tag and information Leaflets.

In association with ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) is Indian multinational oil and Gas Company &  Humanitarian Welfare and Research Foundation NGO (Mumbai) in an attempt to draw attention on Make Way for Ambulance in Delhi city was a huge success 

The 3 Days  Campaign began on  21st August  and concluded  on 23rd August 2019 with positive response from the citizen of Delhi

The Campaign was held at 6 location in south Delhi Vasant Vihar, Vasant Kunj, Moti Baug, Munirka, Kisangarh and Fortis to spread awareness  in attempt to draw attention on  saving critical patient lives in emergency vehicles. This campaign made positive impact on every citizen endorsed their pledge and  acknowledged that whenever they hear the siren of ambulance or see the ambulance stuck in traffic they will make their best effort in making way for Ambulance in giving life to patient on emergency vehicle.

 The statistics say that many times ambulance does not reach to hospital on time because of excessive traffic in roadways and highways which cost loss of someone's valuable  life.People of south Delhi have shown their support in  view of  emergency vehicles Ambulance carries precious life which can be saved if they reach to hospital on time and as a responsible citizen they will move one step ahead in making way for Ambulance in reaching them to the nearest hospital.

Ms. Christine Swaminathan Founder Trustee  from   ‘Humanitarian Welfare and Research Foundation NGO (Mumbai)  has always initiated on social & welfare campaign in benefiting the society and initiated this  “Make Way For Ambulance”  campaign in spreading  awareness amongst people to be more responsible and attentive in giving way  to ambulance. Doing this one can contribute towards their duty as a responsible and attentive citizen.And can do their charity towards humanity.

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Trustee from HWARF adds that “It  was necessary to create a Campaign like "Make Way for Ambulance” so people get more cautious when they hear the siren of Ambulance and help the Ambulance to reach it's destiny on time so that a person’s life can be saved ."

Alka Mittal – Director (HR) – ONGC said “Now a days due to increasing Traffic, Ambulance gets stuck in the traffic with critical patient  fighting between life and Death making it impossible to reach their destined hospital.This campaign will make impact on people of Delhi for Making Way for Ambulance. It will create an awareness amongst  every responsible citizen in saving live of our dear ones in Ambulances.

Sunday, August 25, 2019


Bringing the beauty and glory of India’s Fabric of Freedom to centre stage at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019, the grand Khadi showcase by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Sustainable Fashion Day had three stunning designers’ collections that celebrated 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi.

Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman KVIC reiterated, “Khadi is The Fabric of the Future. Due to its unique eco-friendly nature and perfect and vivid   fabric qualities, Khadi has become a stylish narrative that is now popularly embraced by designers. A versatile fashion fabric, Khadi has been used as a tool to navigate India through its hard-won independence. Even today, past 72 years, the fabric continues to inspire and amaze creative minds across all International borders. Known as the “Fabric of India”, Khadi has proven to be a culture in itself, one that truly emits the pride of our country’s achievements.    Innovations in Khadi are now drawing huge national and international appeal. Young and famous fashion designers are innovating in   Khadi   and   giving Khadi a new twist. Expanding the colour palette, westernizing the cuts, and creating new trends in itself, the Khadi fabric has transcended itself as a sustainable fabric of the Future”

Ms Preeta Verma ,Chief  Executive Officer,KVIC addressing   the Media said, Khadi is a fabric that bonds  two centuries, the 20th and 21st century and is the epitome of sustainable fashion. The collection by the designers was a real delight, she added.

Commenting on the collaboration, Jaspreet Chandok, Vice President and Head of Fashion – IMG Reliance said, “It is an honour to once again partner with The Khadi and Village Industries Commission as we come together to celebrate 150 years of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. We are proud to present KVIC who in collaboration with designers Khanijo, Anuj Bhutani and Pallavi Dhyani who will showcase their unique interpretation that is poised to take the sustainable lifestyle conversation to a larger audience.”

 The KVIC show unveiled the collections of three designers who gave their distinct stylish touches to Khadi and ensured that the Fabric of India moved into the New Age with fashionable millennial creativity.


The ‘Khanijo’ label by Gaurav Khanijo has given men’s wear some adventurous and stylish options each season. One of the very creative designers from the Gen Next Winter/Festive 2016 batch, Gaurav’s creativity has been in accordance with the stylish trends that the millennial man longs for.

Mumbai Postmen received fitness Mantra from Rujuta Diwekar

Since childhood we are used to seeing postman either with the letters in his hand or carrying big parcels on his shoulders to spread the happiness from one person to another and from one place to another. He is the front face and the brand ambassador of the postal Department performing every second during his duty hours, without thinking of himself for a moment. However, considering the nature of work of postmen, stress, tensions and adverse eating habits affect the health graph of the postmen staff. To inculcate healthy eating habits among postman, Mumbai Region organized a “Fitness Mantra” session at Bi-centennial Hall, of Mumbai GPO on 25 th August 2019.

The session was addressed by Rujuta Diwekar, the winner of the “Nutrition Award” from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology & the country’s foremost speaker on health and wellness on 25 th August, 2019.

During the session her voice was loud and clear, urging postman to use common sense and un-complicate the act of eating. She emphasized on a blend of traditional food wisdom and modern nutritional science for a healthy body and mind, best reflected through the mantra- Eat local, think global.

During the session, the entire postal fraternity of Mumbai Region were present.

The main aim of today’s function was to create awareness about health & fitness among the postmen. The session ended with a smile on the faces of the postmen along with the glow of positiveness in their eyes.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

My11Circle has a great innings with Sourav Ganguly onboard; gives cricket fans the chance of a lifetime to engage and play with their favorite player

Gained tremendous momentum in the World Cup season; and the platform’s popularity remains steadfast 

 With an objective to give every cricket fan the best experience of fantasy cricket in India, My11Circle, one of India’s best fantasy cricket platforms, recently brought ex-cricketer and former Indian team Captain Sourav Ganguly onboard as itsbrand ambassador.Proving to be a valuable addition to the My11Circle fraternity, the renowned cricket player is helping Play Games scale up significantly. Sourav Ganguly will also announce and felicitate the winners of the World Cup fantasy league challenge ‘Beat the Expert’ along with having a meet-and-greet session with the top 50winners.
A product of Play Games24x7 Pvt. Ltd., a pioneer and leading player in the Indian online and mobile gaming space, My11Circle gives cricket fans the platform to put their knowledge and skills to test. The players form their own teams and earn points as per the collective performanceof the team players, with those having the maximum points winning the cash rewards. Adding to the thrill, registered players can also play with Sourav Ganguly, fondly called ‘Dada’, at a competitive level on My11Circle and win 5 times more cash rewards, amidst the limitless possibilities of the digital world. For instance, in the recentWorld Cup fantasy league challenge, the league winner of the ‘Beat the Expert’ contest Tufan Ghosh from Birbhum, West Bengal, took the mega prize money of INR 1 crore home, whereas the first runner-up Maidul Ali secured INR 25 lakhs. My11Circle has managed to get over 4 million installs post launch of the platform earlier this year with over 2 million installs during the world cup alone. Over 4 million teams competed with Sourav Ganguly’s team during the world cup as part of the special league “Beat The Expert”.
At the winner felicitation press event, Sourav Ganguly said, “Being a part of My11Circle has been an exciting journey so far. The levels of engagement brought about in this game have made me feel very involved, and I believe that the rest of the players on the platform enjoy the game just as thoroughly. I had a great time participating in the contest and I would like to heartily congratulate all the winners of this fantasy tournament.”
Acknowledging the success, Saroj Panigrahi, Vice-President & Avik Das Kanungo, Brand Head from My11Circle remarked, “Taking fantasy cricket to the next level we are the only platform where one can play with the champions of the great game in real time.It is really heartening to see how My11Circle has had a great run in this World Cup season. Major credits to this scale-up go to Mr. Sourav Ganguly, who took Indian cricket to new heights during his prime, and is helping us with the same in the digital world now. My11Circle is all about cricketing knowledge, strategizing skills, and most importantly—passion. We are thrilled to have Souravas a part of the My11Circle family, and we hope to continue engaging our users with loads of action and fun in this limitless world of online fantasy games.”
Since its inception in 2009, Play Games24x7 has been at the forefront of online gaming in India and has succeeded in being India’s highest-grossing mobile gaming business with its six games. The company hasalready seen key investments such as that from Tiger Global Management, a leading US-based technology-focused hedge fund, in the past. But launching ‘Fantasy Cricket’ on My11Circle this year and bringing Sourav Ganguly onboard has enabled the company to witness a steady scale-up. My11Circle received tremendous traction during the World Cup season with over 2 million registrations and downloads within a span of 45 days. Moreover, there has been no decline in the platform’s popularity post the World Cup season. Armed with such positive developments, Play Games24x7 is set to shape the realm of online fantasy games in India while providing a personalized gameplay experience to

‘Do not miss the beginning’– an initiative by PVR

‘Do not miss the beginning’!  - this is the first thought that comes to the mind of any moviegoer when they book their favourite movie? One would rush, jump rows, and make an online booking just so that you don’t miss the beginning. Quite often we see moviegoers taking a sigh of happy relief when they realise that the trailers are playing or the National Anthem is playing and the movie hasn’t started.

However, a video created by PVR Cinemas this Independence Day had a different message. The video begins with a little boy rushing to watch a movie with his old grandfather and like most of us, doesn’t want to miss the beginning. He runs up the escalator while his grandfather tries to catch up with him. While in the queue for the tickets, they see a young couple hurrying up so that they don’t miss the beginning as well. As all of them reach the screen, they’re glad that they haven’t missed the movie and the National Anthem is in progress. While the couple happily engages in some banter, the little boy in unhappy and requests the staff to let him in. To this, the staff reassures him that the movie hasn’t started. The boy proudly replies that he didn’t want to miss the National Anthem. The staff is moved by his reply and allows him in.

This video was released by PVR Cinemas on this Independence Day and received acclaim for the brilliant content, what better way to say that the beginning of the PVR movie experience isn’t after the trailers but with the beginning of the National Anthem. The video evokes patriotic emotions and makes all feel aware about our responsibility as the citizens of the country.

PVR Cinemas has been instrumental in making the most of such moments earlier as well and showing how we in our small could participate and make a difference to each cause.

They also very recently released a video with the brave BSF Jawans and their families where they treated them and their families to a show of the recently released Mission Mangal. PVR has been very active on social media and doing some disruptive innovation making viewers eagerly wait for their next content!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

“Dancing to Glory” - Vaishali Sagar makes India Proud wins Dance competition in Istanbul

Indian Folk Dance received its due glory when famous  choreographer Ms.Vaishali Sagar won an international dance competition in Istanbul and made the country proud. Ms.Vaishali Sagar has done her masters in Indian Folk Dance under the guidance of Guru Rooma Banerjee and Shri Prashant Baflekar. Currently she is running Kalanjay Dance Academy which has a strength of 900 students. She also represents India at the FIDAF (federation of international dance festival) based in South Korea and has won various accolades for India in biggest folk dance competition in Asia ''The Cheonan International Dance festival''. Vaishali has also represented India in various international folk dance festivals based in Italy, Austria, Turkey, Greece, Germany, Bulgaria and Czech Republic. 

Vaishali Sagar when asked about the achievement said, “Dance for many is a hobby, but to me it has been a passion, a never ending zeal that drives me and gives me ultimate happiness. It was an exhilarating moment when Indian folk dance was recognized with the winning trophy at the Istanbul Dance Competition, it always gives you immense pride when your hard work is recognized. My sole aim is now to get Indian folk dance highlighted and 
recognized at various other International platform”.

Bollywood Superstar  Hrtithik Roshan says "Folk Dancing is something which is very close to my heart and by wining this festival, Vaishali has made me so proud and i'am so happy to say that shes the torch bearer of taking our very own folk dance to different places in the world".  

Renowned Film Director , Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra known for movies like 3 Idiots, sanju, Munnabhai MBBS, Parineeta etc. when asked about Ms. Vaishali Sagar said “ I saw Vaishali Sagar’s performance by chance at St. Andrew’s, the performance was world class and the fact that she and team won an international dance competition in Istanbul. She has brought honour to India and made the nation proud.She is a lady who completely personifies the quote that if a person is talented and capable thcess automatically follows

Sussane Khan who is a renowned figure said “ It gives me immense pleasure to congratulate Ms. Vaishali Sagar who has taken this amazing  initiative for Indian folk dance and has taken it to another level, she won the jury award in an international competition in Istanbul.As a parent wed encourage our kids to learn all form of dance forms and Vaishali is a person who is keeping alive Indian heritage and culture through imparting the future generation folk dance of India.” 

Actress Poonam Dhillon adds  "I have known Vaishali for many years and seen her grow and accomplish this amazing achievement in the field of folk dance, many years ago my daughter also learned folk dance from Vaishali and shes undoubtedly one of the best teachers of folk dance in India today".

Vaishali Sagar holds a Masters in Indian Folk Dancing. Apart from teaching students at her academy “Kalanjay” she also participates in various international festivals, and has represented India in the Federation of International Dance Festivals as well. And with that, Vaishali balances her ambitions and future as a dancer, along with sustaining and garnering honor for Indian folk dance itself.