Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Dr. Robert Waldinger, Director, Harvard Study of Adult Development, announces association with Rustomjee Group


In a first-of-its-kind association with Rustomjee Group, Dr. Robert Waldinger has been appointed as a consultant on design to elevate the sense of community across Rustomjee projects


Mumbai-  In line with the brand ethos, Rustomjee Group announces ‘The Circle of Happiness’ in association with Dr. Robert Waldinger, an internationally acclaimed psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, Zen priest and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also the director, Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest study on happiness ever done. Based on his study, Dr. Waldinger emphasizes on the power of relationships and community through his findings. As a part of this initiative, Rustomjee Group aims to reinforce its commitment towards building happy & healthy communities, and the power of human connections. Dr. Waldinger will act like a consultant to the real estate group  wherein he will advise the group on the layouts / designs, etc and how it can be better keeping aspects of bringing people together.


Commenting on his presence in India, Mr.Boman Irani, Chairman & MD, Rustomjee Group, said, “We are elated to be associated with Dr. Robert Waldinger for a common purpose-a purpose that the world needs more than ever now - the purpose of creating communities and strengthening human connections. Through ‘The Circle of Happiness’, we want to create a space where connections come alive, ideas are exchanged and emotions are appreciated. With this, we kick off a long celebration of the Rustomjee philosophy and work towards building a happier and more connected world.”


Talking about his visit, Dr. Robert Waldinger, said, “When I first connected with the Rustomjee team, I knew our visions were aligned - the brand is known to celebrate the power of community and I believe that the only key to happiness is relationships. I am excited to be in India in association with Rustomjee. India is a land of diversity, India is known for its people and I look forward to witnessing the power of connections in the country, first hand.’’


The Circle of Happiness is a 3-day festival from 7th to 9th October 2022 celebrating the power of human connections, collaboration, & community. As a part of ‘The Circle of Happiness’, Rustomjee Group will be collaborating with some of India’s best community builders to highlight the power of relations and humans. Names like Karishma Mehta, First Human at Humans of Bombay, Faye D’Souza, Independent Journalist, Perizaad Zorabian, Malini Agarwal, Suchitra Pillai & Varun Duggirala will support the brand in its initiative to celebrate humans, connections and more. These community builders will come together with the brand and highlight conversations that make communities happier and celebrate the power of happiness.


Dr. Waldinger will assist the group and reinforce their commitment towards community living and the power of human connections.


About The Circle of Happiness

The Circle of Happiness is an initiative that brings groups of people together to talk, feel inspired, challenged, and supported. Using the symbol of a circle - we are encouraging people to come together and talk about their lives, their stories and form a community of like mindedness. The idea is to plant these circles across the city - and institute a message to people - to come together, share and converge.


Through a series of community initiatives and on-ground events Rustomjee is inviting people to join the Circle Of Happiness by hosting community circles where there will be discussion, connection, support and a free exchange of ideas. The Circle of Happiness will be kick started with a symposium on 7th October at The NCPA focused on Building a Happier World. This will be followed by the intimate community circles being held on 8th Oct, 2022 Soho House, Juhu & at Rustomjee Elements, off Juhu Circle and on 9th Oct, 2022 Rustomjee Crown, Prabhadevi.


About Robert Waldinger

Dr. Robert J. Waldinger is an internationally acclaimed American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, zen priest and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The Harvard Study of Adult Development, directed by Dr. Waldinger is an 80+ year long study and one of the longest running studies of adult life ever done.


About Rustomjee

Rustomjee Group has carved a niche in the ever-growing real estate sector, with a development portfolio of 20 million square feet of completed projects spanning across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

Rustomjee Group's portfolio includes two township developments in Thane and Virar, as well as large residential developments, office complexes, retail and educational institutions spread across Mumbai City in Prabhadevi, Bandra, Khar, Andheri, Borivali and Bhandup.

Rustomjee Group is committed to adding value to the lives of the homeowners through its core business, corporate social responsibility initiatives and philanthropy. Rustomjee Group ensures that every development blueprint includes child-friendly spaces, parks, playgrounds and learning rooms developed in collaboration with eminent child psychologists and trained specialists.


Quench Botanics: This one ingredient will give you a brightening glow like never before!

Citrus fruits are rich sources of vitamins that keep the immune system strong and healthy. If your insides are healthy, your outsides are bound to be healthy too.  Yuzu, the powerhouse of vitamins, not only helps your skin have a glow-y but also pumps up your body with truckloads of nutrients. Yuzu has tons of antioxidants that help your skin radiate from within.  Be it dryness, dullness, or dehydrated skin, Yuzu takes care of all your concerns! The essential nutrients that Yuzu provides have a lot to offer from relaxation to younger-looking skin. This wonder ingredient must be added to your skincare regime as its benefits will blow your mind. With the festive season just around the corner, give your skin the bright glow it craves for. Cut down your salon trips with this miracle ingredient.

Benefits of Yuzu: 


Do you suffer from skin infections, acne, and bacteria? Keep these skin troubles at bay with the application of yuzu-infused products free of problems. Yuzu is infused with ingredients that keep your skin free from all the troubles. 


Who doesn’t want younger-looking skin? With Yuzu known for its anti-aging properties, it stimulates collagen production which helps to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Yuzu is your golden ticket to achieving a fresh face. 


Yuzu has a tranquil citrus scent that not only makes you feel good but also relaxes your skin. Yuzu’s scent helps us to relax, calm our anxiety and lower our heart rate in less than 15 minutes, isn’t that amazing? Wait, there is more to it, it not only improves blood circulation but also treats acne and blemishes. 


Hydrated skin is correspondent to glowing and healthy skin. Our skin requires moisture to regain its balance and ward off skin troubles like itchiness, breakouts, and dryness.  Yuzu provides just the right amount of hydration and moisture to your skin without feeling heavy or sticky. Having moist skin is a key to having healthy and glow-y skin.


Your skin will thank you for all the nutrients you are providing to it. Both the flesh and peel of Yuzu are filled with tons of antioxidants, which gives you healthy-looking skin. Shield your skin from harsh environmental factors like UV rays and pollution with, Yuzu.

Have a look at the Quench Botanics Yuzu range for a dazzling look this festive season!


 It’s a good day, yuz-ers! Indulge in our refreshing Quench Botanics’ Yuzu Fine Vitamin C Foaming Face Wash to deep cleanse, exfoliate and add intense moisture to your skin. Ideal to revive a dull, tired-looking complexion, this superfood ‘yuzu’ powered face wash removes all impurities, grime and detoxifies skin. It prevents and treats acne, blackheads, pigmentation, open pores and an uneven skin tone. Yuzu is a distinctive citrus fruit hybrid known for its delicious aroma and is an antioxidant powerhouse. With 3X more vitamin than lemon, this glow-boosting fruit not only prevents wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles but also improves skin elasticity, hydrates and adds a pretty dewy glow to your skin. Dryness, dullness or blotchy skin - Yuzu takes care of all your concerns! This skin-loving, alcohol-free face wash is perfect for daily use.

Price: 499/-  


Brighter, clearer skin with one swipe? You read that right! It's time to raise the bar of naturally glowing skin with our Yuzu Fine Vitamin C Brightening Toner. We're very serious when we say that this toner is the shortest route to a poreless, smoother skin. How? It has actives like ascorbic acid and niacinamide that work in synergy to deep cleanse, refine pores and make your skin look much better. It also has the goodness of watermelon and blueberry that deeply moisturize and fight signs of ageing. But, we're not done yet. The superstar yuzu lemon is a superfood rich in antioxidants, that deep cleanses to remove impurities, improves skin elasticity, smoothens fine lines and keeps skin perfectly balanced, fresh and radiant!

Price: 449/- 


Try this supercharged 2-in-1 scrub and clay mask for an ultimate skin detoxification! Quench introduces rejuvenating Yuzu Fine 2-in-1 Vitamin C Scrub and Clay Mask that deep cleanses your pores, gets rid of excess sebum and brightens your skin instantly. Powered by 'yuzu', a superfood with 3X more vitamin C then lemon, this antioxidant-rich clay mask with gentle exfoliating ingredients like ascorbic acid and apricot seed powder unclogs pores, removes tan, dead skin and impurities to reveal smoother, healthier-looking and radiant complexion. Whether you're dealing with oily skin, clogged pores, dullness, or inflammation, you can't go wrong with this multi-tasking clay face mask packed with vitamins and minerals. This gentle kaolin based clay mask and scrub zaps oil and shine without drying out your skin. The refreshing watermelon and blueberry extracts soothe redness, minimize large pores, protect your skin from environmental damage and make it plump and dewy soft. Perfectly suited for oily, combination, and acne-prone skin, this gentle 2-in-1 scrub and clay mask is the TLC your skin needs.

Price: 499/-   

About Quench Botanics: www.quenchbotanics.com

We, at Quench, believe in the power of high-quality Korean beauty products inspired by the goodness of natural ingredients. Beauty should be easy and make you feel happy! Our forever aim is to bring you the most luscious, skin rejuvenating formulas that are safe, toxin-free and evoke your inner glow!

Each one of us is different. And, each one of us is beautiful. At Quench, we take great care in simplifying Korean beauty for you and bringing the most unique and authentic skincare formulas that relentlessly work to make your skincare routine much more effective. All our products are best suited for Indian skin and help it reset to its best and the supplest state ever.

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Punjab National Bank introduces Banking Services through WhatsApp for customers and non-customers




~ Customers can now avail 24x7 banking services by sending a WhatsApp message saying ‘Hi’ or ‘Hello’ on PNB’s official whatsapp number +919264092640 ~

Mumbai, October 03, 2022:  In an effort to make banking services more accessible, Punjab National Bank (PNB), nation’s leading public sector bank, has introduced Banking services through WhatsApp for both customers and non-customers. The new service was launched by Shri Atul Kumar Goel, PNB MD & CEO, along with PNB Executive Directors Shri Sanjay Kumar, Shri Vijay Dube, and Shri Kalyan Kumar, and other senior officials including CGMs and GMs, at the PNB Headquarters in New Delhi today.  

To activate the banking facility on WhatsApp, customers need to first save the official PNB’s WhatsApp number +919264092640 in their phone book and initiate a conversation (on WhatsApp) by sending a hi/hello to this number. Before starting a conversation, customer must ensure to check “green tick” along with Punjab National Bank’s profile name on WhatsApp to ensure that this is a genuine Punjab National Bank’s WhatsApp Banking Account.  

At present, PNB would be offering non-financial services such as balance inquiry, last 5 transactions, stop cheque, request cheque book to its account holders through the WhatsApp Banking service. Other informative services that would be provided to both account and non-account holders include online account opening, enquire bank deposit/loan products, digital products, NRI services, locate branch/atm, opt-in, opt-out options. The WhatsApp Banking service will be available 24x7, including holidays, on both Android and iOS-based mobile phones.

Commenting on the launch, Shri Atul Kumar Goel, MD & CEO, Punjab National Bank, said: “Our goal has always been to stay connected with customers across all touchpoints, and as part of this effort, we are adding new dimensions to customer engagement and using digital banking to enhance our services. Among such channels is WhatsApp Banking, which we believe will simplify the process and become more convenient, time-efficient, secure and seamless for customers and non-customers alike in the long run.” 

Steps to activate Punjab National Bank banking services on WhatsApp: 

Step 1: Save Punjab National Bank WhatsApp Number '+919264092640’ in your phone book to register OR Scan the WhatsApp Banking QR.

Step 2: Then, send a "hi" message on this number using WhatsApp. 

A message with Menu will appear as a response message. You can start using all the available services offered by Punjab National Bank instantly using the menu.

PNB WhatsApp Banking QR Code


For additional information regarding PNB’s Banking Services through WhatsApp, customers may visit Bank’s Official Website, www.pnbindia.in.


NephroPlus builds awareness around nutrition and smart eating to maintain kidney health

Mumbai- 4 October 2022 – NephroPlus, India's leading network of dialysis centers focused on redefining dialysis and renal care, reveals insights into the positive impact of nutrition to avoid further damage to the kidneys of dialysis patients. The initiative is another step undertaken by the brand to build awareness amongst dialysis patients on how food can help them manage their ailments. 

Dr. Suresh Sankar, Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs, NephroPlus, said, "Eating the right foods and avoiding foods high in sodium, potassium, and phosphorus prevent or delay health complications amongst CKD patients. While there is a general lack of awareness about the role of diet and nutrition in managing health, awareness is more critical for dialysis patients. It is important for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease to know the nutritional value of the food they consume and how their eating and drinking habits directly impact their kidneys. In addition, knowing more about the calorie count of foods and the composition of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are much needed."

"The MDRD study – a scientific multicentre study in the 1990s, aimed to investigate the effect of protein restriction and blood pressure control on the progression of disease in patients with chronic renal diseases. It was observed that dietary interventions can have a positive effect in patients with moderate renal insufficiency. Also, among persons with more pronounced proteinuria, there was a significantly slower worsening of kidney fucntion", added Dr. Sankar.

The purpose of the diet is to keep the levels of electrolytes, minerals, and fluid in your body balanced when you have CKD or are on dialysis. 

Work with a dietitian to develop a meal plan that includes foods you enjoy eating while maintaining your kidney health. Again, a little bit of planning and organizing helps.

Listed below are a few things a dialysis patient can consider to manage their health condition.



"By eating a balanced diet, quitting smoking, remaining physically active, and maintaining body weight near you’re the recommended normal for our height will help protect their kidneys and prevent future damage. Diet is an important aid to medical therapy and in fact, enhances the response to medications ", concluded Dr. Sankar.

Monday, October 3, 2022


The B2B exhibition is scheduled for 6th to 8th October 2022 at Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai 

Mumbai, September 29, 2022: Cosmoprof India, the ideal B2B event for the fast-growing and rapidly evolving beauty market scape in India is back with the third edition of its most coveted showcase from 6th to 8th October 2022 at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, a stunning landmark for India, in a prime location for business. 

Cosmoprof India represents one of the destinations of the Cosmoprof network, a 360° worldwide platform for the international Beauty community. Thanks to its exhibitions – Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna in Italy, Cosmoprof Asia Special Edition in Singapore, Cosmoprof India in Mumbai, Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, and Cosmoprof CBE ASEAN in Bangkok, the Cosmoprof platform offers exclusive business tools and new networking opportunities to over 500,000 professionals and 10,000 exhibitors worldwide.

 Cosmoprof India 2022 will attract local and international players, representing Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, and other neighbouring countries. For this highly anticipated 2022 edition, a grand showcase of over 300 renowned brands, both homegrown & international, will be held over an expansive exhibition area of up to 10,500 square meters. Among the top exhibitors already confirmed are Colorbar, Freedom Perfumes, Floressence Perfumes, Streamline Services, Beauty Essentials, Marc Furnitures, Biosols, Bryan and Candy, JK Lifestyle, Ancorotti Cosmetics, Regi, BKolor Cosmetics, Bespoke Cosmetics, Pragati Glass, Piramal Glass, Mahika Pack, Wonder Products, Harman Packaging, and many others. Italian Trade Agency (ITA) will present 15 Italian companies in a dedicated area. Investment NSW is bringing some of Australia’s most innovative and amazing brands from the Skincare, Wellness and Nutraceuticals industry with 9 exhibiting companies at Cosmoprof India 2022.

Organized by BolognaFiere Group and Informa Markets in India, Cosmoprof India offers attendees a high-performing experience, with exclusive access to brand-new proposals from leading brands, original trends and market research, live demos, and avant-garde beauty treatments, all under one roof.

“Cosmoprof is the ideal business partner for all players interested in new opportunities in the key markets worldwide. Thanks to its exclusive business tools and its highly performing initiatives, Cosmoprof India, the event specifically adapted to the Indian market, is becoming a reference point for stakeholders year after year. Cosmoprof India 2022, for the first time in conjunction with Cosmopack India, will provide a unique overview of new launches and avant-garde innovations presented by both finished product brands and companies of the supply chain”, highlights Mr Gianpiero Calzolari, President of BolognaFiere Group, adding, “We are looking forward to meeting our international community in Mumbai, accompanying them in a privileged journey to explore the evolution of beauty in the region.”

Speaking about the latest edition of Cosmoprof India, Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India, added, “After last year’s incredible success, we are thrilled to host the 2022 edition of Cosmoprof India, at an even larger scale with an expected participation of over 300 companies from the beauty and nutraceutical sector. Through this expo, we provide a far-reaching platform for exhibitors to present their major breakthroughs and success stories. This edition also marks the debut of Cosmopack India, a B2B show for the beauty supply chain which will host international and domestic companies from raw materials & labs to private label, contract manufacturing, and packaging. The co-location of Cosmoprof India and Cosmopack India intertwines perfectly well to create profitable synergies, facilitating the connection between suppliers and brand companies.” 

While Cosmoprof India represents a new opportunity for brands of finished products, especially for Perfumery, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Beauty & Spa, Hair Care, Nail and Accessories, Cosmopack India will be fully dedicated to the entire supply chain of the cosmetics industry: Raw Materials & Lab, Contract and Private Label Manufacturing, and Packaging. 

Retailers, Brands, and Salons & Spas from leading international companies will attend Cosmoprof and Cosmopack India. Expected among them are Amazon, Aditya Birla Group, Amway, Bajaj Consumer, Big Basket, Biotique, CavinKare, Dabur New U, Emami, Enrich Salons, Faces Canada, Flipkart, Future Consumer Group, Godrej Consumer Products, Health & Glow, Hindustan Unilever, House of Masaba, ITC Limited, Jean-Claude Biguine Salon & Spa, Kama Ayurveda, Kaya Limited, Lakme Lever, Lifestyle, L’Oréal India, Lotus Herbals, Mamaearth, Marico, MyGlamm, Myntra Jabong India, Naturals Salon, Netmeds, Nykaa, Patanjali, Pharmeasy, Plum, Purplle, Reliance Industries, Sephora, Shoppers Stop, Sugar Cosmetics, Tata CLiQ, The Moms Co., Toni & Guy, Urban Company, Wow Skin, YLG, and many more. 

The attendees at this event can look forward to more such industry insights and latest innovations from speakers and dignitaries, such as Mr. Nihir Parikh, CEO NykaaMan, Nykaa: Mr. Rajiv Nair, Group CEO, Kaya Limited; Mr. Suyash Saraf, Co-Founder, Dot & Key; Aniket Gandhi, Director, R&D, Personal Care (Skin Care, Colour Cosmetics), Unilever; Mr. Vikram Bhatt, Founder, Enrich; Mr. Pushkaraj Shenai, CEO, Lakme Lever; Mr. Vikas Lachhwani, Director & Co-Founder, mCaffeine; Mr. CK Kumaravel, CEO, Naturals Salon and Spa; Mr. Samir Srivastav, CEO, Jean Claude Biguine; Mr. Manish Chowdhary, Co-Founder, Wow Skin; Mr. Dipin Kamal Passi, Jt. Managing Director, Lotus Herbals; Manish Taneja, Director & Co-Founder, Purplle; Mr. Dharmarajan K., Chief Business Officer- Beauty, Tata CLiQ; Mr. Krishna Jha, General Manager & Category Head at Sephora; Mr. Apoorv Upadhyay, Category Head, PharmEasy among many other attendees. 

They will be seen participating in curated sessions in the form of roundtable discussions, business-oriented seminars, trends forecasts, and market analysis at CosmoTalks, which gathers top experts in the beauty industry to stay up to date on the latest trends and insights. The attendees can also look forward to Cosmo Onstage - an area dedicated to live shows and demo sessions presented by Cosmoprof India exhibitors, bringing inventive beauty technologies and new launches to life from both local distributors and international players. 

In addition to the three-day exhibition, the Cosmoprof India Awards, a special project of the Cosmoprof network curated by the international trend agency BEAUTYSTREAMS, will celebrate the best products, designs, and innovations of Cosmoprof and Cosmopack India. A prestigious jury of experts from all over the world will select the best in beauty in India among the exhibitors of the 2022 edition. The Awards Ceremony will be held on October 6th from 7.00 pm onwards at the Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai and will see attendance by exhibitors, VIP buyers, bloggers, influencers, speakers, beauty & fashion media, and industry veterans. The event will be a soirée of Cosmoprof India along with Colorbar – Makeup Partner, Beauty Garage – Hair Partner and Vaishali S – Couture Partner, who will launch their new collections.


The beauty market in India is inching to breach the pre-pandemic levels in 2022. According to recent research by EUROMONITOR INTERNATIONAL, from April 2021 to April 2022 local market registered a strong digital push, with e-commerce beauty sales growing at 15%. 2022 sees consumers returning to physical stores, especially to prestige and premium beauty stores. 

India is estimated to be the 6th largest skincare market in the world, but it is still dominated by mass and masstige, so the growth rates of prestige beauty reveal that local consumers are looking for something different. They are experimenting with new products and treatments, they are well-informed and more attuned to international brands, so they are looking for more selective products. 

Euromonitor registered an increase of 17.2% in the prestige beauty market in India during 2021. Premium skincare was the strongest category ($183m, +13% when compared to pre-pandemic data), while make-up reached a value of $94m (+8,5% when compared to 2019). Fragrances saw the greatest growth in 2021, rising 22.9% to $148m, but it remained below 2019 data. In the next months, prestige beauty in India is therefore expected to pass through further changes and new growth.

For further information, www.cosmoprofindia.com 

About BolognaFiere Group (www.bolognafiere.it) 

BolognaFiere Group is the world’s leading trade show organizer in cosmetics, fashion, architecture, building, art and culture, and boasts one of the most advanced exhibition centres in the world. BolognaFiere Group manages three exhibition centres (Bologna, Modena, and Ferrara) with an exhibition portfolio of over 80 events in Italy and abroad. BolognaFiere Group consists of several companies that offer an extensive range of event services and provide companies with all of the specialised services and promotional activities needed to successfully participate in its exhibitions. 

About BolognaFiere Cosmoprof (www.cosmoprof.com) 

BolognaFiere Cosmoprof is the organizer of Cosmoprof events worldwide. Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, the most important meeting point in the world for beauty professionals, established in 1967 and held in Bologna, Italy. For the 2022 edition, Cosmoprof registered more than 220.000 attendees from 144 countries in the world, and over 2,700 exhibitors from 70 countries. The Cosmoprof platform extends throughout the entire world, with its events in Bologna, Las Vegas, Mumbai, Singapore, and Bangkok (with Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, Cosmoprof North America, Cosmoprof India, Cosmoprof Asia, and Cosmoprof CBE ASEAN.) The Cosmoprof platform is reinforcing its influence as well in Europe with the Beauty Forum format, thanks to the acquisition of the German group Health and Beauty. 

About Informa Markets  

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com  


About Informa Markets and our business in India 

Informa Markets is owned by Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world. Informa Markets in India (formerly UBM India) is India's leading exhibition organizer, dedicated to help specialist markets and customer communities, domestically and around the world to trade, innovate and grow through exhibitions, digital content & services, and conferences & seminars. Every year, we host over 25 large scale exhibitions, 40 conferences, along with industry awards and trainings across the country; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. In India, Informa Markets has offices across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. For further details, please visit – www.informamarkets.com/en/regions/asia/India.html 

The 3rd World congress on MIS & Endoscopic spine surgery successfully conducted in Mumbai

Mumbai- The 3rd World Congress on MIS and ENDOSCOPIC SPINE SURGERY was organised by Endoscopic spine foundation India (ESFI) along with Egyptian and World Neurosurgeons Community Academy (EWNCA), World Federation of Neurological Societies (WFNS), Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (ACNS), Bombay Orthopedic Society (BOS)at the prestigious HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL, Andheri,

Mumbai recently. The four-day program on Spine Endoscopy was an excellent feast of great learning to all the spine enthusiasts Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic surgeons and Pain specialists who participated as Faculties and attended as delegates from all over the world and different parts of India. Renowned Spine Surgeons from USA, South Korea, Argentina,Mexico, Singapore, India, South Africa, Egypt, Middle eastern and many other countries participated in this educational fest.

Dr. Malcolm Pestonji who is a founder and Managing Director of Endoscopic Spine foundation India is also a Spine consultant at the Holy Spirit, Andheri. He has been performing endoscopic spine surgeries at Holy Spirit Hospital along with the Orthopaedic department. The Orthopaedic department is extremely skilled in various techniques of Orthopaedic surgeries,Endoscopic spine surgery being one of them. The entire department took a lot of effort to organise this grand event. Hands-on training was given on porcine spine to postgraduate and young Ortho and neuro surgeons aspiring to take endoscopic spine surgery as a super speciality.  Live endoscopic and microscopic surgeries were performed by renowned surgeons at this conference.

Among the various surgeries performed Dr Malcolm Pestonji performed and demonstrated an advanced technique of spinal fusion with implantation of rods and screws through keyhole incisions of 1cms following which the patient was discharged within 2 days of surgery. Endoscopic spine surgery is a blessing to all the patients suffering from spine ailments as the patient can walk and go home within 1 to 3days of surgery depending on the complexity of the case and can resume normal activities within about 15 days to one month of surgery.

This entire event including streaming of live surgeries and lectures was also broadcasted on Zoom for the extensive learning of spine surgeons in India and all over the world who could not attend.

B-Town Celebrities Grace the Grand Opening of Motorsounds Lokhandwala Renewed | Revamped & Robust

In a spectacular evening of the Grand Opening of Motorsounds Lokhandwala Renewed, Revamped & Robust outlet, on 1st October, the event was attended by a number of B-Town Celebrity Names amidst other guests. The opening ceremony was exalted and majestic to say the least and was much appreciated by all those present. Merriment followed by celebrations was a part of the ceremonious evening and it was blessed with much fun and laughter. Refreshments and entertainment was the very best and left the guests happy.

The celebrity Guest list included  Aarya Babbar, Aly Goni, Paras Madaan, JaankumarSanu ,Malvi malhotra, Ishita raj, Payal ghosh, Sharik toshi, Ram shankar, Sneha shankar, Ravi behl, Naira shah, Angela krislinzki, Nikita Rawal, Kenisha Awasthi, MotorSOUNDS Lokhandwala is a Car accessories store located at Shop no E-4, Green Park, off New Link Road, Millat Nagar, Oshiwara, Andheri. The business is listed under the best car accessories stores and even car stereo store category.

The Brand also owns a brand Motor Glaze which is into manufacturing of Car Products and accessories and known to be one of the few premium brands in Maharashtra which was recently also felicitatated with Pillars of Maharashtra Awards .

Red Ant Brand Promotions and PR and Shimmer Entertainment were the PR agencies who painted the perfect picture of a wonderful event.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Titan Company Limited rolls out, ‘Go Green’ initiative in through Marathon relay-run


~pledge to plant 1lakh+ trees~

~ Marathon Relay kickstarted by Mr. CK Venkataraman, MD, Titan Company Limited~

1st October 2022, Mumbai: With the aim to responsibly own the environment we live in, and to build a better, greener and cleaner future for generations to come, Titan Company announces the launch of ‘Go Green’ initiative to plant 1lakh+ trees and traverse the journey of a greener India. To step up efforts towards this sustainable movement, Titan’s ‘Go Green’ initiative kick-started in a unique way through a Marathon Relay run with a collective pledge to plant trees along the route from Pantnagar to Bengaluru. The Titan 'Go Green' run flagged off from Pantnagar on 10th September and reached via Delhi, Jaipur, Azamgarh, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Vadodara to Mumbai on 1st October and is moving swiftly to the next destination. 

Under the ‘Go Green’ umbrella initiative, Titan Company will be running a series of plantation drives, which will encourage employees and their families to plant trees in partnership with the NGO, ‘BiotaSoil Foundation’, Tata Motors and Tata Power. 

Titan Company is highly committed to environment sustainability and has always made consistent effort towards making green living, a way of living. Titan has also extended this commitment to anyone from public to plant a tree and nurture its growth and thereby contribute to Titan’s sustained initiative. Titan urges volunteers to be a part of Titan’s ‘Go Green’ journey in three simple ways: 

#1   Be a part of the tree plantation drive 

#2   Sponsor one or more trees 

#3   Take a pledge and make small significant changes

Titan has launched various sustainability initiatives since its inception, for instance:

More than 62% of Energy requirements of Titan’s manufacturing comes from wind and solar

Titan’s CSR efforts have rejuvenated lakes, built check dams, planted thousands of trees across country and planted two Miyawaki forests at Hosur

It has rejuvenated a large lake in the vicinity of its corporate office , thus restoring the water body, also rejuvenated a smaller water body at Pantnagar

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Ajoy Chawla, CEO, Jewellery Division, Titan Company Limited, said, ‘’Titan ‘Go Green’ is not just an initiative but a considerate step towards building nature conservancy. Through our unique restoration program, Titan aims at influencing a sustainable mind-set and evoke a feeling of responsibility through a collective pledge. We believe that every small effort counts and we have the power to restore the balance though conscious eco-friendly alternatives towards environment sustainability.’’

Mr. N. E. Sridhar, AVP & Head, Corporate Sustainability shared his views at the launch, ‘’We at Titan Company have always taken conscious and consistent efforts to embed sustainability in our end-to-end operations. As a responsible organisation and with the launch of our ‘Go Green’ initiative, collaborating with our partners and stakeholders, we aim to bring awareness on climate change and encourage adoption of processes and practices that promote sustainability.”

To know more and be part of Titan ‘Go Green’ Initiative- https://gogreen.titancompany.in/ 

About Titan Company Limited:

Titan Company Limited ("Titan"), a joint venture between the Tata Group and the Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO), commenced its operations in 1987 under the name Titan Watches Limited. In 1994, Titan diversified into Jewellery (Tanishq) and subsequently into Eyewear. Over the last three decades, Titan has expanded into underpenetrated markets and created lifestyle brands across different product categories including fragrances (SKINN), accessories and Indian dress wear (Taneira). Titan is widely known for transforming the watch and jewellery industry in India and for shaping India's retail market by pioneering experiential retail.  Titan recorded a standalone income of around INR 27,200 crore for the year ended 31st March 2022.

 Learn more about Titan on:  www.titancompany.in 

Friday, September 30, 2022

Bharat Dignity Awards 2022 launched on 10th year celebration of News Mania

Kolkata,  September 2022: The News Mania, a unit of AB News Pvt. Ltd. launched its first edition of ‘Bharat Dignity Awards 2022’ on 25th September at Taj Vivanta to celebrate the completion of 10th glorious year of the publication. Thirty two awardees  and two Tributes from different spheres of life were  felicitated with ‘Bharat Dignity Award’ memento. 

Mr. Tathagata Roy, Former Governor of Meghalaya & Tripura ,Chief Guest of the event enlightened the lamp and said, “This is praiseworthy to take initiative to celebrate 10th years’ journey of News Mania through launching such an award ceremony for the dignitaries of different walks of life. I wish News Mania Group to continue their journey successfully in future.”

Mr.Debashish Kumar ,MLA , Guest of Honor  of the  event made all the way through busy schedule to grace the occasion  and said “This is such a beautiful moment to be part of such wonderful initiative by News Mania and I congratualate all the awardees for their contribution to society”

Purnendu Bhattacharjee , Nationally acclaimed artiste ,Guest of Honor of the  event graced the occasion with his presence from lamp lighting to thanking note.

Swami Sivananda Baba ,127 years old  a spiritual yoga guru was one of the awardee whose presence made it an auspicious moment.

Renowned dignitaries from various fields like art and culture, music, film, social work, administration, special achievements illuminated the event with their presence and accepting the honour. Valuable Guests of Honour and the event associates were also felicitated at the event. All the awardees of Dignity  were very happy and shared their views of gratitude and wishes for News Mania and Bharat Dignity Award.

Vedatronics weaved a mesmerizing tapestry of music through their inaugural presentation. The guest and dignitaries were overjoyed by the  magical  performance of   Awardee Guru Sanchita Bhattacharyaa.

Tapash Debnath one of the Awardee  added the dais with his rhythm of Kathak Dance.

He is the king of laughter, the merchant of happiness Mr Shakil Ansari who is one of the Awardee graced the stage with his thrilling performance as well.

Moubani Sorcar performed the “Panncho Devi” keeping the Mahalaya as the essence and was felicitated as “Amaar Durga “of News Mania.

Bureaucrat Debashis Sen , Co Chairman of Techno India group Manashi Roychowdhury , Tabla Virtuoso Pt.Prosenjit Poddar , Educationist and Social Activist Dr.Ashutosh Sharma from Madya Pradesh , fashion designer Tejas Gandhi, Social Activist Nandini Bhattacharjee were among a host of luminaries presented the inaugural Bharat Dignity awards at a glittering function in the city.

Special Tribute was given to Late Ashok Kalanauria Founder of Kalakar Awards and Late Wasim Kapoor Celebrity Painter.

Others who received the awards in person on Sunday included  Paediatrician Anjan Bhattacharya, Beautician & Stylist Priscilla Corner, cinematographer Abhishek Basu and Financial Planner Subhankar Dasgupta, , Psyciological Counsellor Ankhee Gupta, Real Estate Developer , Social Activist Dipika Jalan Voice of India Sonakshi Kar , Vocalist Sandip Bhattacharjee,Vedatronics, SIMS School of Hotel Management and Decent International Institute of Hotel Management

Those who received the awards in absentia included danseuse Mamata Shankar, film director Goutam Ghosh,  Educationist and social activist Uma Purkayastha actor Rajatava Dutta ,singer Usha Uthup, actor Victor Banerjee ,Film maker  Aparna Sen , Pilot Mahasweta Chakraborty, Co founder of  Wow Momo Sagar Daryani   and magician PC.Sorcar Jr.

The  anchor of the event was RJ Abhishek and Deboleena  

Vote of Thanks  was given by Ashif Shah, Associate Partner of  News Mania.

Valuable Partners  : Event partner -Deor’s den ,Electronic media partner- TV9

Radio partner –Red FM, Social Media partner –Paulomi Niyogi Consulting, Outdoor partner –Sight Advertising , PR Partner-Integral Advisory ,Research Partner-Hindustan Research Corporation ,You tube partner –Janyavi ,Hospitality Partner =Romania, Guest Felicitation Partner – Maple Digital Service Private Limited.

Editor in Chief and Founder  of News Mania Ms. Bornali Biswas said, “On AzadiKa Amrit Mahotsav of 75th Indian Independence as initiated by honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and completing  10th glorious year of News Mania, we are presenting the 1st edition of ‘Bharat Dignity Awards’ to honour and felicitate the reverends who has successfully been the inspiration of India. Bharat Dignity Awards 2022 aims at acknowledging success, recognizing contributions, appreciating efforts, and celebrating the growth of the contributors as the industry widely remains a major contributor to the economic development of our nation building.”

About News Mania: 

The News Mania Weekly is a registered national tabloid and portal. The tabloid is renowned for its outlandish cover stories mainly based on crime, common people, politics, entertainment, supernatural themes and an approach to news that verged on the satirical motives.

About Bharat Dignity Awards: 

Bharat Dignity Awards 2022 is the first edition of News Mania Group’s every year’s proposed initiative. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and appreciate the successful efforts of different dignitaries from different walks of life.

Aviva becomes the majority shareholder in its India joint venture

New Delhi | 30 September 2022: Aviva plc (“Aviva”) today announces that it has acquired an additional 25% stake from Dabur Invest Corp. in its joint venture in India, Aviva Life Insurance Company India Limited (ALICIL). Following the stake acquisition, Aviva’s shareholding has increased to 74% in ALICIL. 

The transaction allows Aviva to become the majority shareholder, increasing its economic and operational control as it continues to transform the performance of the business.

Aviva received approvals from the relevant competition and regulatory authorities.

About Aviva Life Insurance:

Aviva Life Insurance Company India Limited is a joint venture between Dabur Invest Corp, one of India's oldest and most respected business houses, and Aviva International Holdings Limited, a UK-based insurance group. Aviva International has been associated with India since 1834. 


About Aviva Plc

Aviva Plc is the UK’s leading Insurance, Wealth & Retirement business. Operating in the UK, Ireland, and Canada, they also have international investments in Singapore, China, and India. Aviva Plc has been taking care of people for 325 years, in line with their purpose of being ‘with you today, for a better tomorrow’. As of June 2022, total Group assets under management at Aviva Group are £353 billion and the company’s Solvency II shareholder capital surplus is £10.3 billion.

For more details on Aviva Plc’s business, and how they help their customers, visit www.aviva.com/about-us   



Quaker Oats Muesli is available in two delicious flavours – Fruit & Nut and Berries & Seeds – to give a wholesome start to the day


New Delhi, 30 September 2022: Wake up to the flavourful breakfast cereals options and gear up for the day. Quaker®, one of India’s leading brands in the oats segment, has entered the Ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal segment with a new delicious, innovative, and modern breakfast offering – Quaker Oats Muesli. Packed with the nutritious goodness of 5 grains and 22% fruit, nuts and seeds, Quaker Oats Muesli offers a crunchy, multi-textural, and wholesome breakfast experience in two flavourful variants – Fruit & Nut and Berries & Seeds.  

Muesli is increasingly becoming a popular breakfast option and the easy-to-make Quaker Oats Muesli is developed to provide ‘Fuel for the Real Fit’, first thing in the morning. A delightful combination of grains (oats, wheat, corn, barley, and rice) and inclusions such as fruits, nuts and seeds, the product gives a delicious taste experience with convenience and is a source of protein & fibre that gives a good start to the day. 

A Euromonitor International and Quaker report highlighted that 44% of urban millennials skipped breakfast and delayed their meals due to increased household chores and late start to the day. The study has further outlined the significance of having meals on time and consuming nutritious breakfast options. However, in spite of consumers skipping the first meal of the day, nutrition-conscious consumption has turned out to be the choice across the genders and generations. Quaker seeks to address this by introducing Quaker Oats Muesli that aims to become an unskippable part of their daily breakfast. Consumers’ increasing affinity towards nutritious, scrumptious, and convenient breakfast options makes Quaker Oats Muesli as one of the ideal breakfast options for health-conscious even during hectic morning schedules.  

Expressing her thoughts on the launch, Sonam Bikram Vij, Associate Director and Category Head - Quaker, PepsiCo India, said, “Convenience is key in a post-pandemic environment, and the need for convenience foods is on the rise. For today’s nutrition-conscious consumers, it is all about striking a balance between one’s active lifestyle and consuming nutritious food. Eating a wholesome breakfast that is easy to make and has numerous benefits is an important emerging trend. Complementing this trend is the fact that the ready-to-eat cereal market has been witnessing an upward growth trend in India, with demand for muesli constantly increasing. As a nutrition brand, we are looking to provide consumers with more options, and we see a clear role for Muesli in India. With our offerings, we will continue to encourage consumers to have their breakfast on time and stay on track with their nutritional needs.”

Quaker Oats Muesli – Fruit & Nut is available in 700g for INR 440 and Quaker Oats Muesli – Berries & Seeds in 700g for INR 460 on leading retail and e-commerce platforms across key markets in India. The launch will be followed by a robust TVC campaign and surround plan.


About Quaker:

Quaker Oats was launched in India in 2006. The brand Quaker is more than 140 years old and is a world leader in the oatmeal segment. Quaker Oats is a 100% wholegrain and natural source of carbohydrates and dietary fibre. It has unique soluble fibre called βeta Glucan, which is scientifically proven to help reduce cholesterol (cholesterol is a risk factor for heart diseases). In India, Quaker Oats are also available in variants such as Quaker Plain Oats, Quaker Oats Multigrain and Quaker Oats with Flavour Mix

About PepsiCo India:

PepsiCo entered India in 1989 and has grown to become one of the largest food and beverage businesses in India. PepsiCo India’s diverse portfolio includes iconic brands like Pepsi, Lay’s, Kurkure, Tropicana 100%, Gatorade and Quaker. Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Pep+ “Winning with Pep+” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders. In 2009, PepsiCo India achieved a significant milestone, by becoming the first business to achieve ‘Positive Water Balance’ in the beverage world, a fact verified by Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. The company has been Water Positive since then. For more information, please visit www.pepsicoindia.co.in

Candere Launches Its First Retail Outlet, the ‘Experience Centre’ In Mumbai

National, 30th September 2022: Candere, India's leading JewelTech brand, best known for its unique designs suitable for all occasions and cutting-edge karigari excellence, launched its first exclusive Experience Centre spread across a 500sqft area in Mumbai. Considering the customers played a vital role in the making of the brand, Mr Rupesh Jain, Founder & CEO, Candere, and Candere’s oldest and most valued customers, were present to commemorate the launch of their first offline retail store at Infiniti Mall, Malad.

The first-of-its-kind centre has been created to ensure the customers enjoy the look and feel of the brand's diverse offerings. The Experience Centre is designed to work seamlessly alongside its online platform. Along with solitaires, platinum jewellery and a wide variety of rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, necklaces and accessories, the store will also have some of the brand’s best-sellers like the Chafa, Ziva, Evil Eye, Aadya & Besotted collections. The launch is also accompanied by exciting offers of up to 100% off on making charges on Diamond jewellery with free gold coins on orders above 25k.

On the occasion of this grand launch, Rupesh Jain, Founder and CEO of Candere, said, “As the world moves towards digital, physical presence is still a key part in providing a seamless customer experience. This has now taken us all into a new chapter of our business. We are thrilled to expand from an online jewel-tech brand to the first-ever Experience Centre in an attempt to enhance the customer experience and the process of relationship building. With this launch, Candere will offer each valued customer an immersive & inclusive experience showcasing the new launches and festive collections.”

Commenting on the announcement of the new experience centre, Punith Iyer, COO of Candere, said, “Creating the experience centre will help us address our customers' asks on a touch and feel experience while also allowing us to cater to a new segment of customers who are traditional brick and mortar store shoppers for our unique jewellery items. Our goal is to make our jewellery pieces available across various online and physical venues as Candere continues to expand. We envision connecting with our consumers more effectively by enhancing the consumer experience.”

Candere as a brand has always catered to customers' immediate choice of jewellery over the years, imbibing the latest trends integrating technology and redefining fashion in a new light. A blend of both traditional and modern elements, its exquisite jewellery line has simple and majestic features. It holds true to the elegance and playful traits of its chic and contemporary collections. 

About Candere:

Candere by Kalyan Jewellers is India’s leading phygital jewellery brand specialising in fine customized diamond jewellery. Being a JewelTech brand, it offers its customers a best-in-class shopping experience from their homes through the online channel alongside experiencing the exquisiteness of each jewellery piece through touch and feel in their all-new Experience centre. They have a catalogue size of 5000+ in-house handcrafted jewellery embedded with traditional and contemporary karigari excellence. The brand caters to the dynamically changing tastes and preferences of modern consumers, in tune with their lifestyles in just one tap. They also offer express delivery to maximum pin codes across cities.

NAREDCO Maharashtra organises one of a kind ‘Homethon Property Expo’ in Mumbai

Event Inaugurated by Homethon Brand Ambassadors – Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh along with Shri Sandeep Runwal, President NAREDCO Maharashtra, Shri Niranjan Hiranandani, National Vice Chairman, NAREDCO among others

30th September 2022, Mumbai: The first of its kind, three- day property expo was organized by The National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) Maharashtra at the Jio Convention Centre at Mumbai today. The event was inaugurated by the chief guest of the event and the brand ambassadors of the Homethon Property Expo, popular actor couple - Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh along with Shri Sandeep Runwal, President NAREDCO Maharashtra, Shri Niranjan Hiranandani, National Vice Chairman, NADRECO and other top developers. 

Speaking at the event, Shri Sandeep Runwal, President NAREDCO, Maharashtra, said that this event is a huge opportunity for potential home buyers to buy their dream home at a reasonable price. “We have more than 135 top developers showcase 10000+ projects. They have come out with some amazing offers which would be valid only till the time the event is on. Property buyers won’t be getting such an opportunity again,” he said.  

Shri Runwal explained that it is almost after five years that a property exhibition is organised at such a massive scale. “Everything is happening on a larger scale this year as the event is taking place after a two-year gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Homebuyers will be able to purchase their dream home in Mumbai as the demand for housing in the city grows. This Homethon Property Expo is India's largest and first of its kind, allowing homebuyers to choose properties from top-tier developers across the state, as well as other amenities, all under one roof. Similarly, art lovers will be able to purchase Lord Ganesha's masterpieces from ‘The Art Exhibition’.”

Bollywood star couple and Brand Ambassadors of Homethon Property Expo, Riteish Deshmukh stated that he is indeed excited to be a part of such a huge event. “It is a dream of every Mumbaikar to own a house in the city. I am proud to be associated with such an event which makes it happen. It is a great opportunity for property buyers to check out the homes of some of the top developers at the event. Also, with financial institutions also present here, buying a house will be easier,” he said. 

The property exhibition has properties ranging from luxury to premium to affordable categories, all under one roof giving consumers a wide range to choose from. A special stall featuring masterpieces from 'The Art of India 2022-Ganeshotsav’ will be an added attraction at the event. 

Over 40,000 people have already registered for this special exhibition, which will include over 200 different art forms of Lord Ganesha in various moods and postures. Art lovers and Ganpati devotees will be able to purchase works by some of the country's top names as well as talented young artists.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Union Bank of India signs MoU with Hyundai

Mumbai, 29th September 2022: Union Bank of India today entered partnership with Hyundai Construction Equipment India Ltd for extending Equipment Finance to the Customers of Hyundai. Under the partnership, Union Bank of India and Hyundai have mutually agreed to pool their resources together and be associated with each other for mutual benefits. The wider reach of the Bank will help both Union Bank of India and Hyundai to extend the best offering to the buyers of Hyundai Equipment across the country and to increase the Bank’s portfolio under Equipment Finance.

(The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at Pune by Shri Rajib Lochan Pattanayak, Field General Manager, Pune, Union Bank of India and Shri Jin Seong Park, Managing Director, Hyundai Construction Equipment India Pvt. Ltd.)

On World Heart Day, NHSRCC Children’s Hospital hosts a panel discussion to focus on various important and relevant issues of cardiac ailments in children

Mumbai, 29th September 2022: The burden of heart disease is on the rise the world over, and India is no exception. Even a couple of decades ago heart attacks used to be a problem predominantly in older adults. Anyone younger than 40 years having a heart attack used to be a rare phenomenon. Now the situation has changed drastically with more and more instances of patients below 40 years succumbing to heart disease. This is one aspect of heart disease in adults in India. But what about the other aspect, the congenital heart defects in India? Congenital heart defects are the commonest birth defects seen in India. In a year in India, the caseload of children born with congenital heart disease is more than 200,000 and of these almost 40,000 babies are born with serious defects which require corrective surgery within the first year of life. 

In the last 5 years, since the inception of SRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by Narayana Health located at Haji Ali, Mumbai, over 7500 children born with heart defects have been attended to the paediatric cardiac OPD, and another 10,000 children with suspected and/or diagnosed heart defects have been screened by our paediatric cardiologists at peripheral cardiac camps in Maharashtra and the neighbouring states and over 3400 children have undergone corrective procedures or surgeries. The instances of surgical or transcatheter interventions on pre-term babies weighing less than 800 grams, or even on one-day-old babies are plenty. In this facility, children getting treatment for their heart defects come not only from Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra, but also from other states within India, and even from middle eastern and African countries like Yemen and Iraq, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. 

On this World Heart Day, the Paediatric Cardiologists and Paediatric Cardiac Surgeons of SRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by Narayana Health joined together in a panel discussion to focus on various important and relevant issues such as the prevalence of cardiac ailments in children, the importance of early diagnosis and intervention, the available treatment options and the long- term outcomes of congenital heart disease. All the doctors emphasized the need for increased awareness amongst parents, the general public and paediatricians for timely diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, which will help achieve immediate and long-term excellent outcomes and allow these children born with CHD to lead normal lives. They also emphasized the importance of inculcating a healthy and active lifestyle with good food habits from early childhood in all children, which goes a long way in promoting good future cardiovascular health when these children become adults. 

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Founder and Chairman of Narayana Health, stressed on the need for early detection and treatment as the key to a successful outcome, as any delay in the diagnosis of congenital heart defects only makes the treatment more complex.

About SRCC Children's Hospital, Managed by Narayana Health 

SRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by Narayana Health in Haji Ali Park, Mumbai, is a state-of-the-art Multi-speciality Tertiary Care Hospital dedicated to treating foetus, infants, children, and young adults. This facility provides cutting-edge super-specialist medical care in over 20 specialities. Doctors here are some of the most experienced and highly trained Paediatric Specialists in the country, capable of treating a wide range of complex medical conditions and diseases. The team also consists of experienced nurses and paramedical staff who support the specialists and ensure that the patients receive proper care and attention. The hospital is designed to keep the needs of children in mind. 

About Narayana Health:

With all the super-speciality tertiary care facilities that the medical world offers, Narayana Health is a one-stop healthcare destination for all. Founded by Dr. Devi Shetty and headquartered in Bengaluru, Narayana Health group is the second largest health care provider in the country in terms of operational bed count. The first facility was established with approximately 225 operational beds in year 2000 at NH Health City in Bengaluru.  The Company today operates a chain of multispecialty tertiary and primary healthcare facilities across a network of 23 hospitals and 7 heart centres in India and single hospital overseas at Cayman Islands with nearly 5,900 operational beds across all its centres and potential to reach a capacity of over 6,800 beds (For details, visit www.narayanahealth.org)

Award at ‘National Jewellery Awards 2022’ Mr. T S Kalyanaraman presented the ‘Anmol Ratna’

Mumbai, 29th September 2022: Mr. T S Kalyanaraman, Managing Director – Kalyan Jewellers has been recognized with the ‘Anmol Ratna’ Award at the National Jewellery Awards 2022 by All India Gems and Jewellery Council, for his pioneering approach towards business and the ambitious entrepreneurial spirit taking brand Kalyan Jewellers to new heights.

The award was received by Mr. Rajesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director – Kalyan Jewellers on behalf of Mr. T S Kalayanaraman, in the presence of Mr. Ashish Pethe, Chairman – GJC, Mr. Saiyam Mehra, Vice Chairman – GJC, Mr. Nitin Khandelwal, Convener – GJC along with other dignitaries namely Mr. Ashok Minawala, Mr. Haresh Soni, Mr. Sreedhar Gurram, Mr. Nilesh Shobhawat and Mr. Sunil Potdar. The felicitation was conducted at the 11th edition of GJC’s National Jewellery Awards by actress Chitrangada Singh.

Receiving the award on his father’s behalf, Mr. Rajesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director – Kalyan Jewellers said, “I am delighted to receive this special honour on behalf of my father, and would like to dedicate it to the Kalyan Jewellers’ family, whose unparalleled dedication has played a critical role in charting the success for the brand. The Company’s evolution from a regional to a global entity was on a foundation of the core value of trust, and it is this trust that has resonated with our customers. While maintaining a consistent messaging, the brand communication has always focused on the customer in each region, with tastes and choices specific to the local culture. I believe it is this approach that has led us to succeed in markets as varied as the country we live in, as well as in markets abroad.”

The prestigious award recognizes an individual who has showcased longevity in the Indian Gems & Jewellery Industry as well as acknowledges the individuals sustained achievements within the business community.

Paryatan Parv’ to be organized at Mumbai from 30th September to 2nd October, 2022

As part of Iconic Week celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Tourism is organizing 'Paryatan Parv - 2022' (Tourism Festival) at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai from 30th September to 2nd October 2022. of India. 

Shri Eknath Shinde, Chief Minister Maharashtra will be the Chief Guest and inaugurate the Paryatan Parv. Shri G Kishan Reddy Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and Department of Development of North East will preside over the event . Shri Mangal Prabhat Lodha , Minister of Tourism, Skill development and Entrepreneurship, Women and Child Development, Government of Maharashtra will grace the occasion as guest of Honour

The Inauguration ceremony of Paryatan Parv will be held at 1230PM on 30th Sept 2022 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai. 

'Paryatan Parv' is an initiative based on the vision of Hon'ble Prime Minister that aims for promotion of domestic tourism. During his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the &3rd Independence Day, the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had appealed to all the Indians to visit at least 15 tourist destinations across India by 2022. 

The Paryatan Parv in Mumbai is being organized to showcase diverse Culture, Art, Crafts and Cuisine of the States and one UT from Western & Central Region namely Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu. This will also bring about a better understanding of heritage and culture of the Region amongst Mumbaikars. The event is promoted with the aim of creating awareness about varied Tourism Product, Cuisine, Heritage and Culture of India. The other Central Ministries like Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (Central Bureau of Communication), Defense, AYUSH, Textiles (Development Commissioner Handicrafts etc. are also participating in the event.

 Paryatan Parv shall focus on domestic tourists especially to sensitize youth. The members of Yuva Tourism club from schools and colleges have been invited to participate in Paryatn Parv this year. Paryatan Parv. 

The highlights of the event in  Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai from 30th September to 2nd October  2022 are as follows :

Tourism Pavilions of 8 State Tourism Departments from Western & Central Region and also other State Tourism Offices present in Mumbai.

Multimedia Exhibition on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrating 75 years of India’s Independence by Central  Bureau of Communication  , Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India

Kitchen Studio – showcase of cuisines of the region under the theme ‘Pashim – Madhya Milap’ by Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai 

Crafts Bazaar with 15 Handicraft stalls by Artisans from 5 states and one Union Territory in the Western & Central Region invited by Development Commissioner, Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles.

Cultural Performances at the Central stage showcasing Folk Arts from across India.

Ministry of Ayush stall on theme Ayurveda @2047.

Stall by Indian Air Force recruiting office, Mumbai promoting Agnipath Scheme.

Free Guided Walking Tours by the Regional Level Tourist Guides covering attractions in and around  Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

Workshop on Art and Competitions for School Children 

Other Interactive Activities to keep visitors engaged.

The event is open for general public from 10AM to 7PM for 3 days and entry is free

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Indian Creative Industry Provides Opportunities for Expansion & Leaving a Global Footprint of the Country: Justice Prathiba M. Singh

MUMBAI, 28 September 2022: Hon’ble Justice Prathiba M Singh, Judge, Delhi High Court today said, “There are enormous opportunities that the Indian Creative Sector provides for expansion and leaving a global footprint of the country.”


Addressing the two-day ‘FICCI FRAMES Fast Track 2022’ on strengthening India’s IP Ecosystem, Justice Singh highlighted, “There is a need for a unified central agency for enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights that will help strengthen the overall IP ecosystem.”


While addressing the low turnover of the Indian movie industry as compared to other countries, she highlighted that USA produced less than half the number of films and generated 8 times more box office revenue while China produced almost half the films, yet the box office collections was nearly 7 times of India. Similarly, in the Indian music industry, she highlighted that the Indian music consumption was above the global average and close to that of US and the UK, but revenue generated by India was 65 times lesser than that of the USA and 1/5th of the UK.


Sharing her insights on the Indian arts and painting industry, she said that while a combined 8 per cent of the ‘world’s wealth spent on treasure’, consists of spends on fine art paintings, pictures, and sculptures; only 0.02 per cent of the Indian wealth is spent on arts. She highlighted that India’s visual art market was valued around USD 0.17 billion in 2017 and the visual art sector was prone to forgeries with an estimated USD 1 million worth of forged art traded in India every year.


Mr Karan Thapar, Deputy Secretary, DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, spoke about the Government’s initiative towards protecting the rights of the creative industry stakeholders. He said that the government while being committed towards strengthening of IP laws, was also focused on the sensitization and awareness about IP among enforcement agencies and the judiciary.


Ms Dipti KotakChief Legal Officer, Media Business, Reliance Industries Ltd., Ms Gowree Gokhale, Partner, Nishith Desai Associates, Mr Uday Singh, Managing Director, Motion Pictures Association(MPA) India and Mr Kaushik Moitra, Partner, Bharucha & Partners also shared their perspectives during the interaction

World Heart Day 2022 - P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre to project a blinking heart to create awareness around heart health

Mumbai, 27th September 2022: World Heart Day is celebrated globally every year on 29th September to raise awareness around cardiovascular diseases. This year the number of people either suffering from heart ailments, heart attacks and strokes has increased considerably. In order to highlight the need for Cardiovascular Health for everyone, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre will be projecting a holographic beating heart on the hospital’s IPD building from 7pm – 5am from 27th to 29th September. Through this initiative, the hospital intends to drive awareness towards the importance of heart health round the clock.  Additionally, the hospital will also be hosting a 3-day fitness contest – “Hinduja Hospital Healthy Heart Challenge” on StepSetGo to encourage walking, increase step count and adopt a healthier lifestyle. 

Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) is one of the leading causes of mortality in India. World Health Organization’s country wise statistics on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) estimate that NCDs account for around 53% of the total deaths. Of this, CVDs have a major share of about 24%.According to medical studies conducted across the country, close to 25% Indians below 40-years are at risk of suffering a heart attack or other serious heart-related complications. This risk increases to 50% for people between 40 and 50 years of age. Taking a note of this, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC aims to highlight the importance of Heart Health and the importance of inculcating healthy habits like regular exercising, keeping a check of blood sugar, blood pressure and 8 hours of sleep. 

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Joy Chakraborty, COO, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC shared, “Heart health has been a pressing issue in India. With an increase in heart attack cases in the recent time specially among young individuals, heart health needs conscious efforts and attention to ensure a healthy life. One of the major reasons for this increasing trend is high levels of stress due to long working hours, reduced sleep, improper dietary habits and lack of physical activity. Along with inculcating certain healthy habits, it is also important for people to take regular health check-ups to ascertain their risk of heart diseases and other serios complications. Through this initiative, we intend to create awareness towards prioritizing hear health.”

Dr. Rajesh Rajani, Consultant Coronary Interventionist, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC said, “Eating right and exercising regularly are critical and known to improve heart health, similarly sleep also plays a very significant role in keeping the heart healthy. The new standard for sleep duration shows that sleep impacts overall health and those who complete their sleep and have healthier sleep patterns are better at managing health factors like weight and blood pressure and are at a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.  Several studies have highlighted that short duration and poor quality of sleeping is associated with high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and atherosclerosis. Further, habitual short sleep also increases the chance of cardiovascular events.”  

Cardiovascular diseases today are being observed in the younger population. It is therefore important to take necessary steps such as adopting a healthy lifestyle and seek immediate medical help without delay to avoid any long-term health complications.

About P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre: 

P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, part of the Hinduja Group, started as a clinic in 1951 and is today ranked as one of the leading multi-specialty tertiary care hospital in the country. For over seven decades, this institute has worked to ensure that world-class healthcare delivery is provided to all. It currently has two units, one at Mahim with 400 beds and the other at Khar with 100 beds. Both the units are equipped with state of the art infrastructure and has on-board some of the best nationally and internationally recognized doctors. P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mahim has always been an early adopter of technology in delivery of care; being amongst the first few hospitals in the country to bring in the most advanced fully integrated Robotics System, Gama Knife, Digital Broadband MRI with ambient themes, True Beam Linear Accelerator and more. Quality care being the focus, it was amongst the early few hospitals that has been accredited and certified by NABH, CAP, and ISO. It continues to partner with leading International Institutes, latest being an arrangement with The Division of AIDS (NIAID, NIH), U.S.A, to establish a centre of excellence for infectious disease research in India. P. D. Hinduja Hospital has consistently been bestowed with several Best Multi-Specialty Hospital awards by different industry bodies. In the Newsweek World's Best Hospital Survey in 2020 and 2021, it was ranked No.1 in western India, 3rd amongst private hospitals in India and 6th amongst all hospitals in India. On the Charity front, the hospital provides free or concessional treatment to the needy and also runs the Serve with Passion rural health programme, under which free healthcare services are provided to the tribal areas in Maharashtra.