Saturday, May 15, 2021

Tech Mahindra Announces Appointment of ‘Wellness Officer’

                                          The new role has been created to institutionalize holistic wellness of all associates, partners and vendors amidst the COVID crisis

Mumbai – May 15, 2021: Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, today announced the appointment of Meghna Hareendran as the ‘Wellness Officer’, with immediate effect.

In order to address workforce well-being amidst the COVID crisis, the new role has been created to institutionalize holistic wellness of all associates, and to ensure the access to medicine, hospitals and other medical supplies, while maintaining the mental well-being of the Tech Mahindra family. Meghna will work as a central program manager to take care of the healthcare needs of the associates and will also be responsible for managing relationships with Tech Mahindra partners and vendors to ensure a comprehensive suite of wellness offerings to them.

Harshvendra Soin, Global Chief People Officer & Head – Marketing, Tech Mahindra, said, “Guided by our values and culture of driving positive change, celebrating each moment, and empowering all to Rise, we at Tech Mahindra, have always prioritized the well-being of our associates. Meghna is one of our bright young HR leaders who is passionate and already making a positive difference to the lives of many. Her appointment as a ‘Wellness Officer’ reiterates our belief in ‘Wellness before Business’ and underscores our commitment towards ensuring holistic wellness of our associates.”

Tech Mahindra has also collaborated with leading hospitals to convert some of its campuses into COVID care units. Additionally, the company also launched an exclusive COVID-19 vaccination drive for its associates and their dependent family members across India and will also be covering the cost of vaccination for its associates globally and the third-party employees. As a company with a purpose, Tech Mahindra has extended its support to Mission Oxygen to set up 50 oxygen plants for charitable and government hospitals across India.

Meghna Hareendran, Wellness Officer, Tech Mahindra, said, “The pandemic has taken a significant toll on lives across the world, and it has created a unique challenge to ensure both physical and mental wellness of people. To combat this, the key is to build a wave of ‘collective well-being’, with humans and technology at the center. I want to thank Tech Mahindra for recognizing this early on, and for enabling a culture where everyone comes together to ensure each other’s well-being.”

Tech Mahindra has a 360-degree approach to employee well-being with a huge emphasis on mental health and wellness program, aimed at lending a helping hand to its associate in these difficult times. This includes regular outreach to associates which focuses on 8 different aspects of wellness - emotional, physical, financial, occupational, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, and social. The company also has a comprehensive COVID-19 risk screening test, called Mhealthy, to test the presence of anti-bodies along with all the vital health stats for COVID-19 co-morbidities. By generating real-time reports, the solution ensures that every individual stepping into the Tech Mahindra premises is healthy, making it a safe place to work.

Airtel rolls out Covid support services on its digital platforms

Integrates easy to access Covid resources on Airtel Thanks app


Enables businesses to set up FREE helpline for employees with Airtel IQ  


Mumbai, May 15, 2021: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s premier communications solutions provider, has rolled out a range of Covid support initiatives for customers by leveraging its digital platforms.


Covid services on Airtel Thanks app


Airtel has integrated easily accessible bouquet of Covid support resources and related information in the Airtel Thanks app’s Explore section.    


  1. Covid SOS: Covid SOS aggregates verified and updated contacts for important supplies such as medicines, oxygen, plasma donors, ambulance, hospital beds (regular, O2, ICU), and testing centres. With a few clicks, the platform connects users to these service providers/resources and tries to ensure that users do not have to waste precious time to access this data. All the information available on Covid SOS is painstakingly verified by their teams. The platform is powered by Airtel IQ.            


  1. Cowin: Airtel Thanks users can also book a vaccination slot for themselves and their loved ones through the app. With the Cowin platform APIs integrated with Airtel Thanks app, information on nearest vaccination centres and available slots is updated on real time basis.


Users need to download the latest version of Airtel Thanks app (iOS, Android), go to the Explore section and click on the Covid support banners to access relevant resources.


Business can create FREE Helpline for employees with Airtel IQ   


Business of all sizes can set up FREE Covid Helpline for their employees within two minutes with Airtel IQ – a cloud communication platform. Airtel is giving 5000 minutes with each Helpline account so that businesses can stay connected with their employees and organize their efforts.


This feature is particularly useful for medium to small sized companies who can set up a secure helpline instantly without any in-house telco infrastructure. To get started a business just needs to log on to



About Bharti Airtel 

Headquartered in India, Airtel is a global telecommunications company with operations in 18 countries across South Asia and Africa. The company ranks amongst the top three mobile operators globally and its mobile network covers a population of over two billion people. Airtel is India’s largest integrated telecom provider and the second largest mobile operator in Africa. At the end of December 2020, Airtel had approx. 458 million customers across its operations. Airtel’s portfolio includes high speed 4G/4.5G mobile broadband, Airtel Xstream Fiber that promises speeds up to 1Gbps, converged digital TV solutions through the Airtel Xstream 4K Hybrid Box, digital payments through Airtel Payments Bank as well as an integrated suite of services across connectivity, collaboration, cloud and security that serves over one million businesses. Airtel’s OTT services include Airtel Thanks app for self-care, Airtel Xstream app for video, Wynk Music for entertainment and Airtel BlueJeans for video conferencing. In addition, Airtel has forged strategic partnerships with hundreds of companies across the world to enable the Airtel platform to deliver an array of consumer and enterprise services.  

Friday, May 14, 2021

Sensational fireworks spectacle lights up Yas Island in celebration of Eid al-Fitr

Fireworks show launching from Yas Bay Waterfront will take place for two more evenings over the long weekend


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Mumbai, 14 May 2021: A flurry of fireworks soared over Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub, last evening in celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Launching for the first time from Yas Bay Waterfront, the annual array of pyrotechnics has become one of the most anticipated celebrations in the UAE.

Yas Island live-streamed the spectacle of lights on its Instagram channel, as gatherings are prohibited in line with the island’s precautionary measures.

The vivid firework display will be held for two more nights, on the 14th and 15th of May respectively, kicking off at 9.00 pm. Audiences who want to view Yas Island’s firework displays virtually can visit the destination’s Instagram @yasisland.


For more about Yas Island and its attractions, please visit

For more information on the precautionary measures being taken on Yas Island, please visit


Yas Island

Yas Island ( is one of the world’s fastest-growing leisure and entertainment destinations, located on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi - just 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai. Yas Island offers holidaymakers a diverse mix of award-winning leisure and entertainment experiences, from one-of-a-kind theme parks, world-class shopping and superb dining, to a links golf course, exciting water and motor sports, and the most enjoyable musical and family events… all within the 25 sq km Island. Today, Yas Island is home to the award-winning theme parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the record-breaking CLYMB ™ Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit (home to the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIXTM), Yas Marina, Yas Links golf course, as well as Abu Dhabi’s largest mall, more than 160 dining experiences, seven hotels, and indoor and outdoor concert venues - all of which are complemented by a range of visitor services that connect all attractions to one another.

Piaggio launches the Aprilia SXR 125 in India

The most exciting and accolades winning Aprilia SXR range gets another exciting Model range with 125 CC
  • Aprilia SXR 125 is available at a price of INR 1,14,994/- ex-showroom Pune
  • The Aprilia SXR model range, can be booked at all dealerships across India and also through its website


Pune, 14th May 2021: Piaggio India today announced the launch of Aprilia SXR 125, After the most exciting launch of Aprilia SXR 160 creating a new interesting category of free spirited riders who maxify life at every moment, Piaggio India has further sensed that this distinguished consumer wants more options to choose from, The Aprilia SXR 125 is the new  desired choice of delivering the Great Comfort, Style and Performance with another exciting engine option of 125 CC, consumers can now experience the Aprilia DNA through new Aprilia SXR125,   The All new Aprilia SXR 125 will be available at an attractive price of INR 1,14,994/- ex showroom Pune and can be booked for an initial amount of INR 5000/- across all dealerships in India and through e-commerce website

Aprilia SXR 125 incorporates Aprilia’s latest global design language and is fitted with a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, 3 valve fuel injection clean emission engine technology, that produces peak power of 9.52 PS at 7600 RPM. To deliver the best riding experience and highest level of comfort, Aprilia SXR 125 offers bigger, longer, comfortable and ergonomic seats, crafted in art leather suede feel, detailed with special stitch pattern in grey and red threads. The sharp body lines, geometric contours and high craftsmanship reflect the dynamic premium appeal of SXR 160.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Diego Graffi, Chairman and Managing Director, Piaggio India said, “I am very pleased and enthused today as the Aprilia SXR heads towards completing the range starting from 160 CC and now with 125 CC, The Aprilia SXR 125 is an another exciting experience at the most appealing engine category, the 125 CC, our engines offers best with 3 Valves and Clean emission Fuel injection technology offering interesting combination of riding experience and fuel utilisation, With this launch we will be able to offer the new Aprilia Experience to many followers of Aprilia who strive to Maxify Life!”

Its unique, incomparable looks are complemented with 3 coat HD body paint finish, featuring Aprilia signature graphics, paired with matt black design trims inserts along with dark chrome elements. The wrap around LED technology twin crystal head lights and eye line position lights merges with front indicator blinkers to create its unique light play; the diamond reflection wrap around LED taillights with integrated rear blinkers equally generates the much-sought new age appeal. The SXR 125 comes with a Combi Braking System (CBS) along with ventilated disk brake and twin pots calliper. Aprilia SXR 125 will be available in very attractive Glossy Red, Matt Blue, Glossy White and Matt Black colours.

Equipped with a large 210 cm sq. multifunctional all digital cluster display, the SXR 125 has a host of features such as digital speed indicator, RPM meter, mileage indicator, average speed & top speed display, digital fuel indicator etc. Customers can also opt for the Bluetooth mobile connectivity accessory which connects the user’s mobile to the scooter to explore host of connectivity features. The SXR comes with a 12V, 5.0 Ah MF battery and a fuel capacity of 7L.

Link to the product unveiling video

"The Road", a Malayalam crime thriller set to release on world's first cinema marketplace ABC (All Bout Cinema) Talkies


Synopsis: The car of Vishwanathan who stays in Thrissur was lying in Police Headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram. Driver Manju goes to Thiruvananthapuram to bring the car to Thrissur. At night, the car is converted into an illegal taxi. Three ladies of different ages enter the car as passengers. Their friendship didn't last long. A Tamilian named Azhakan was needed to bring about some awareness.

Title: The Road
Director and Producer: Rasheed Moideen
Cast:  Anu Varghese, Shreyaraj, Saurabhi Prem, Rinaz Yahiya and 170 new faces (Experimental Movie)
Worldwide Release  Date: 14th May, 2021 
Streaming Platform: ABC Talkies
Language: Malayalam with English subtitles

About ABC Talkies: ABC (All Bout Cinema) Talkies is a Film- tech start-up launched in February 2021 by a group of  professionals from diverse backgrounds. A concept that started developing as a lockdown pursuit,  ABC Talkies describes itself as World’s First Cinema Marketplace.
A one of its kind venture in the country, it is a free trade marketplace for cinema and filmmakers to  thrive. It is the first online marketplace where filmmakers are free to showcase their work of art and  in the process monetize it. ABC Talkies not only aims in providing a digital platform for filmmakers  from independent, amateur and brand new filmmakers where they can showcase and monetize their  work but also assists them in marketing and promoting their creations. The idea to match talent of  unreleased movies and make it easy for film projects to see the light of the day.  
A versatile, analytical and connected marketplace, its mission is to transform the way people make  and watch movies. ABC Talkies intends to bring about a cinematic revolution by allowing talents to  transition into the digital world seamlessly.  
ABC Talkies is also keen on fostering talents from tier 2 cities, smaller towns and states where  opportunities for filmmakers are otherwise few and far between.  

Thursday, May 13, 2021

#FightagainstCovid - Vidyakul providing 80% of educational Content free to use

India, India May 14, 2021 – Helping more than 5cr students in Hindi speaking regions like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, Vidyakul, vernacular e-learning platform has decided to give opportunities to children in tier 2, 3 and tier 4 cities so they prepare better for education with the help of their own platform by providing its 80% educational content free to use in this unprecedented time. The initiative is an effort to help students in this hard time to prepare better for their education. 

Also taking the current situation into consideration, the start-up decided to organise mental stress workshops for students and make them aware of the Covid management and how they can safeguard themselves and their loved ones. 

Vidyakul's solidarity is with the educators who serve as the country's frontline workers during this difficult period, and the company has decided to cover all the educators' and their staff's expenses, including medical, food, and travel. In addition, the start-up has agreed not to reduce the salaries of its employees that have all tested positive, giving them time to heal.

The covid-19 pandemic, followed by an year long lockdown made rural children adapt to online solutions and move to e-learning but only 10% regional and local schools were able to go online hampering the education in rural India. This crisis created a gap of knowledge and education between the students leading as a result of poor infrastructure and development. Under the influence of the digital Bharat campaign,these educational platforms are making way for the future of India led by rural students. 

Tarun Saini Co-Founder and CEO Vidyakul “We are working at the grassroots level of Indian Education System and know how the students of Bharat are going through some bad times. By making our 80% educational content free to use for students, we support them in this hard time and also we are running awareness campaigns for students to safeguard themselves and their families in this unprecedented time. It is our small contribution to show solidarity to students and help them to prepare better for their academics".

About Vidyakul

Founded in 2017, Vidyakul is one of its kind interactive vernacular e-learning platforms that enables teachers to create online courses for K-12 in tier-II, III & tier IV cities. Vidyakul is working on preparing study material, video lectures, study notes & online tests by analysing last 10 years' exam papers & NCERT books with the best teachers across India.  Vidyakul offers live lectures and pre-recorded courses (from Class 9th- 12th in Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, and Hinglish) to help state board students learn academics.

Quote from Mr Ajay Kapoor, CEO, Adhiraj Construction Pvt Ltd for Akshaya Tritiya

"India is a culturally diverse country, and its festivals are considered auspicious occasions for purchasing valuable assets such as gold, vehicles and properties. Real estate is one of the sectors to witness such positive sentiments during the festive period especially when buying a property offers better returns in the long run. One of the many festive occasions is Akshaya Tritiya, known as a festival that brings good fortune, prosperity and luck to an individual. This festival marks a significant time for customers to look forward to great offers & schemes on the homes of their choice. It also allows those who adopted the wait & watch approach to make an informed decision based on their budgets to benefit from the Akshaya Tritiya offers. Such auspicious occasions will not only boost demand but also increase sales."

Blue Dart forms Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium to operate experimental Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for delivery of vaccines and emergency medical supplies

 An intelligent smart drone delivery solution to tackle challenges in last-mile vaccine delivery

National, 13 th May 2021: Blue Dart, India’s leading express logistics service provider and part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) formed Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium with the mission of revolutionizing the delivery of vaccines and emergency medical supplies to the remotest parts of India with Drones. Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium is part of the ‘Medicine from the Sky’ project in collaboration with the Government of Telangana, World Economic Forum, Niti Aayog and Healthnet Global.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has granted the project with necessary exemptions and rights to fly drone flights on an experimental basis in Telangana. The aim is to assess an alternate logistics route in providing safe, accurate and reliable pickup and delivery of health care items (medicines, covid-19 vaccines, units of blood, diagnostic specimens and other lifesaving equipment) from distribution centre to specific location and back.

Blue Dart is committed to improving the supply chain infrastructure and is fighting hard to combat the pandemic. Blue Dart Med-Express Drone flights will deploy an immersive delivery model to optimize the current healthcare logistics within Telangana. The model will enable deliveries from district medical stores and blood banks to Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs), Blood Storage Units & further from PHCs/CHCs to Central Diagnostic laboratories.

Proud to be able to help the country in its fight against the pandemic Balfour Manuel, Managing Director, Blue Dart says, “It’s been over a year and our battle against COVID-19 continues to unfold new challenges that need solutions in real-time. The pandemic has taught each one of us the importance of logistics and the need for a tech-led supply chain infrastructure. As an organization Blue Dart has always been surrounded with the technology of the future. It is this ability that has helped us to not only withstand the pandemic but thrive with growth. While we reach out to over 35,000 locations across the country, the current situation calls for a much deeper penetration of vaccines.”

Commenting on Blue Dart’s experiment with Drone flights for Beyond Visual Line of Sight delivery of vaccines Ketan Kulkarni, CMO & Head – Business Development, Blue Dart says, “The consortium aims at enabling safer, efficient and cost-effective Drone delivery flights. With efficient systems in place, it can help reduce the current logistics cost, making the healthcare logistics faster and efficient. We are delighted to be granted the rights to commence operations and this is definitely the need of the hour. Mankind is witnessing the worst time and Blue Dart is committed to giving back to the society in which it operates and will always be ready to take one step forward.”

Smt. Rama Devi Lanka, Director of Emerging Technologies and Officer on Special Duty (OSD), ITE&C Department, Government of Telangana, says, “The project would generate real and actionable insights to drive future adoption policies and integration with the existing healthcare supply chain. With covid-19 pandemic wrecking existing supply chains, adopting such disruptive technologies is the need of the hour.”

Sri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary, ITE&C Department, Government of Telangana, says, “Telangana is one of the most proactive states looking to adopt emerging technologies, and the ‘Medicine from the Sky’ project using drones is in line with the same principles. This project is one of the first such programs in the country where multiple drones would fly BVLOS to establish their value proposition for the healthcare supply chain. The vision is to ensure healthcare equity for rural areas.”

Blue Dart has been consistent in its support to the nation in the fight against the pandemic. As the Trade Facilitator of the Nation, Blue Dart ensured that life doesn’t come to a standstill by safeguarding and ensuring the delivery of critical shipments across the country. In keeping with its commitment to its philosophy, Blue Darters have been working tirelessly to guarantee the continuity of the mission-critical supply chain since the time the country has been gripped by the pandemic. Blue Dart has continuously worked with the medical equipment and pharmaceuticals sector to maintain the supply chain and deliver critical shipment and essential supplies including Covid vaccine samples, temperature-controlled movement of COVID-19 testing kits, ventilators, PPE, testing kits, reagents, enzymes, respirators, surgical masks, goggles and gloves amongst other critical material. The company’s six Boeing 757 freighters ensure the ease in ramping up operations swiftly to handle large scale shipments.

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 35,000 locations in India. As part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DHL eCommerce Solutions division, Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries & territories, and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding, supply chain solutions, customs clearance etc.

The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart's market leadership is further validated by its position as the nation’s most innovative and awarded express logistics company for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability which include recognition as one of ‘India's Best Companies to Work For’ by The Great Place to Work® Institute, India, ranked amongst ‘Best Multinational Workplaces in Asia’ by The Great Place to Work® Institute, Asia, voted a ‘Superbrand’ and ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand’, listed as one of Fortune 500’s ‘India's Largest Corporations’ and Forbes ‘India's Super 50 Companies’ to name a few.

Under the DPDHL group motto of “Connecting People, Improving Lives”, we focus our corporate responsibility under three pillars - GoTeach (Championing education), GoGreen (Protecting the 

environment) and GoHelp (Structures engagement with communities & Disaster management response).

‘From Our Hearts To Yours, India, Yas Island Is With You!’

 Yas Island, Abu Dhabi!Yas Island is one of the world’s fastest-growing leisure and entertainment destinations, located on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi. Yas Island is home to the award-winning theme parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the record-breaking CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit (home to the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX™), Yas Marina, the award-winning Yas Links golf course, as well as Abu Dhabi’s largest mall, Yas Mall.

In light of the current situation, the need of the hour being 'Need Of Anti-Panic Videos’ And Inspiring Videos which can help people stay calm, have hope and not panic about Covid-19, Yas Island Shows Solidarity with India, extending their deepest condolences for the loved ones that they and we have all lost. Our prayers and thanks are with you – be strong India! We can overcome anything with courage and heart. We are standing by you.

‘From Our Hearts To Yours, India, Yas Island Is With You!’

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‘From Our Hearts To Yours, India, Yas Island Is With You!’

Previously having shown Yas Island Shows Solidarity with India as W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island Displays the Indian Flag. Previously, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub, had lit up in solidarity with the people of India as the country faced a record surge in Covid-19 cases.

In light of the current situation, Yas Island yet again extends a heartfelt message of hope and unity. 

‘We Are With You’

‘To all the wonderful people of India, we stand together as one. Be strong!’ ‘We are stronger together – your Indian brothers and sisters are with you!’

‘We and our families and friends are thinking of you, and we are here to support you. May our prayers protect you.’

‘Our deepest condolences for the loved ones that we have all lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.’

‘Our prayers and thanks are with you – be strong India!’

‘Your courage is legendary. We can’t appreciate enough your hard work.’

‘With your perseverance, we can beat this pandemic together. Stay strong!

‘We can overcome anything with courage and heart. We are standing by you.’

‘Thank you for your courage! We send our prayers to you and your loved ones.

‘From Our Hearts To Yours, India, Yas Island Is With You!’

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Its Effects on Women : Dr Dipti Patel, Rheumatologist at Wockhardt


  • By Dr Dipti Patel, Rheumatologist at Wockhardt Hospital Mumbai Central


Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that is known to affect women more than men. This is mainly due to the presence of female hormones in women. If you have observed that most of the women around you seem to have rheumatoid arthritis more than the men, you are not wrong.


What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a joint disorder that results in inflammation of joints and can cause pain and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease and an autoimmune disorder which means that your body’s immune system attacks its own healthy cells resulting in inflammation of the affected parts.


Why Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Women?


Research shows that rheumatoid arthritis affects more women than men with increased intensity. Women seem to report more severe and frequent symptoms. The age and gender play an important role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis. Women are prone to developing autoimmune disorders more often than men. This is probably because it is likely that the immune system of women is far more reactive and stronger. The main cause behind this disparity are the hormones. Women have hormones that increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and cause more flare ups.


Role Of Hormones In Rheumatoid Arthritis

While the exact mechanism behind hormones and rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, it has been observed that rheumatoid arthritis affects women when there is a shift in hormonal levels in them. Rheumatoid arthritis affects women more during hormonal imbalance due to post-pregnancy or pre-menopause. Women who are prone to developing rheumatoid arthritis may develop it during their reproductive years. They may see an improvement in their symptoms during pregnancy. There are chances of flare up after having your baby. This suggests that there is a strong link between rheumatoid arthritis and hormones. Breastfeeding for 2 years or more has been known to reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.


Symptoms Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

While gender plays an important role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis, age also seems to have a great impact. Women are more prone to developing rheumatoid arthritis than men and the symptoms usually appear during the 3rd to the 5th decade of life.

Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include -

  • Aches and pains of more than one joint
  • Stiffness of the joints
  • Swelling and tenderness of the joints
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Fatigue or tired feeling
  • Weakness
  • Mirroring of symptoms - both sides of the body are affected like pain in both hands or both feet or both knees


Diagnosis Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is primarily diagnosed clinically based on the symptoms and a thorough clinical examination. Laboratory tests and x-rays help confirm the diagnosis. If you happen to observe any of the above symptoms, consult your physician right away. Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis early, within the first 6 months from onset of symptoms can help reduce or stop the progression of the disease and will also decrease the chances of complications. Effective and early treatment to suppress and control the inflammatory process will help decrease the harmful effects of rheumatoid arthritis.


Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis affects most parts of your daily routine including work, leisure, and other social activities. The idea is to achieve a good quality of life while living with the disease. Here are a few strategies that you must follow to improve your quality of life with rheumatoid arthritis.


  1. Physical activity

Staying on the move and keeping yourself active is key to deal with rheumatoid arthritis. Regular physical activity also helps reduce the risk of other chronic ailments like heart disease, depression, diabetes, hypertension, obesity. You could go walking or jogging daily, or try swimming or biking for 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week. Moderate physical activity for 150 minutes per week is key to maintain flexibility with rheumatoid arthritis. You could also split the 30 minutes into 3 sets of 10 minutes through the day.


  1. Mental relaxation

All autoimmune disorders are linked to your mental state. The more stressed and anxious you tend to be, the higher the chances of developing autoimmune diseases. Try some relaxation techniques to keep your mind calm ad composed. Learn to stay relaxed and go about your day. Try not to stress on every small aspect that will in turn result in worsening of your symptoms.


  1. Healthy body weight

Maintaining a healthy body weight is key to manage your rheumatoid arthritis. Obesity is the number one cause of most health problems. Eat good, nutrient-dense healthy food and include basic forms of exercise in your daily routine to maintain your ideal body weight.


Rheumatoid arthritis may be commoner in women, but it need not decrease your enthusiasm. With early diagnosis and proper treatment, you can live a pain-free healthy life.




New Delhi, May 13, 2021: In line with its commitment to customer satisfaction and in order to mitigate the challenges faced by customers in current times, Renault India has announced extension on Warranty and Periodic Free Service schedules for its customers.


The extension would be applicable to free service and warranty period expiring between April 1, 2021 and May 31, 2021. These services will be extended up to 31st July 2021. Renault India’s 24X7 roadside assistance continues to ensure support for its customers in case of an emergency.


COVID-19 is a challenge unlike any other faced by humanity in recent times. In the interest of all Renault employees, dealers and other partners, their families, and the community at large, Renault India has implemented multiple preventive measures across its offices, dealerships and continues to communicate and create awareness among all stakeholders. Renault India has also been sharing regular advisories with its dealer partners as well as directives to comply with the guidelines issued by the local authorities and regulatory bodies.


Renault is fully committed to offer a safe and hygienic experience to its customers. In order to maintain utmost safety, Renault has significantly enhanced its digital capabilities and portfolios with online booking options and other interventions, providing the best of the services in these challenging times. The digital services include demo through the Renault virtual studio, website booking facility with full payment option, the smart finance calculator through which a customer can apply for and get loan approval online. Additionally, Renault India has tools like The Renault Virtual Assistant (RVA) and MY Renault App for customer convenience. MY Renault App is a customer app widely used by Renault’s existing customers, updating them on all the latest information about Renault. It is also used by prospects to explore Renault’s product range or book one online.





Renault India Pvt. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Renault S.A.S. France. Renault India cars are manufactured in the manufacturing facility located in Oragadam, Chennai, with a capacity of 480,000 units per annum. Renault India also has a widespread presence of more than 500 sales and service touchpoints, which include 200+ Workshop On Wheels locations across the country, with benchmark sales and service quality.


Renault India’s product line up and services have seen strong recognition among customers and industry experts alike, winning more than 60 titles, making Renault India one of the most awarded automotive brands in a single year in India.

‘Gamers for India Fundraiser’ for Covid relief

 Dear All,


We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. These are unprecedented, tough times and here’s hoping we all come out of this together.


As the country has joined hands to fight this pandemic, we are trying to do our tiny bit to help out. A small initiative that we are organizing along with Give India and India’s gaming community is our ‘Gamers for India Fundraiser’ for Covid relief.


This Saturday, May 15, 7 pm onwards, some of India’s prominent gamers and game streamers are joining us on MPL’s Facebook and YouTube handles to game, talk, and most importantly, raise funds for Give India for the fight against Covid. Well known gamers like Kronten, Mortal, Scout, Regaltos, 8Bit and others will host the live stream.


Please join us if you have the time- for the live stream or for a part of it. It would be a privilege to have you with us as the gaming community looks to give back with this tiny step.


Wishing you and your loved ones good health and safety,

Team MPL


Title: Gamers For India Fundraiser for Covid Relief

Date: May 15, 2021; Saturday

Time: 7 pm onwards





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For a Style Infused Soirée, Drivers from Language

Language, a leading international leather shoes and accessories brand, presents all-new Drivers for Men to add a touch of flair to your casual chic ensemble. If you don’t have a pair, you assuredly need some to effortlessly cruise through the day. And now that we are all spending more time in indoor settings, the utility of Drivers from Language will last well past the summer.

Language has a firm belief that the art of shoemaking is a fine balance of three qualities – how it looks, how it feels and how long it lasts. To ensure that only the best goes into the making of any Language product, most of the raw materials are produced in-house. The tanneries produce the finest leather, while the factories make the uppers and soles with meticulous care. The Drivers from Language are all handmade, leaving little to no room for crafting anything less than perfect. This commitment to the handmade craft lies at the heart of Language’s story, a commitment that spans over four generations.

Language offers Indian men handmade Drivers shaped from premium suede leather with rubber-grommet soles, assuring comfort within luxury. Drivers from Language are true moccasins that have the original mid-century features, tweaked with modern flourishes making them the perfect off-duty shoe.

Watch Drivers are a versatile and comfortable pair for your casual outings be it a brunch or a soiree to end your day. These drivers are a combination of suede and grain leather, saddle detail & rubber sole that helps you to be on your feet all day. The Alfred Drivers are designed to be a head-turner, crafted from authentic suede leather and elevated by traffic-stopping colours. Make a fashion-forward statement with the Alfred Drivers.

The Code Drivers are a stunning pair that appreciate comfort with an absolute balance of style. Hand stitched with fine grain leather, rubber sole for your everyday use. Last but not the least, to give people something to talk about, with the Reggie Drivers. Made with soft suede and designed with metal trims, the Reggie Drivers imbue the spirit of adventure into your lifestyle.

Pick any of these Drivers and more from Language for an easy, breezy and style infused summer.