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   



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

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

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.

Glenmark commemorates World Heart Month by organizing Public Hypertension Awareness Campaign in Mumbai with API, IMA-Mumbai West Region, and Malad Medical Association

- The campaign is aimed at increasing patient awareness about Heart Diseases as part of World Heart Month. 

- On the occasion, the world’s first ‘Hypertension Awareness Symbol’ was unveiled.

- Glenmark has planned 300 such rallies and >8000 screening camps for hypertension during the month.

- The company has partnered with more than 8000 doctors and 10,000 healthcare professionals from 42 cities across the country; and targets reaching out to more than 10 crore Indians.

Mumbai, India, September 28, 2022: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited (Glenmark), an innovation-driven, global pharmaceutical company, in partnership with Association of Physicians of India (API), Indian Medical Association (IMA) - Mumbai West region, and Malad Medical Association, launched a public awareness campaign at Suchak Hospital, Malad, Mumbai on 25th September to commemorate World Heart Month that falls in September. 

The event was graced by eminent guests including Mr. Gopal Shetty, Member of Parliament, North Mumbai, Ms. Sudha Chandran, popular dancer & television actress, Dr Agam Vora, Honorary General Secretary-API, Dr. Anil Suchak, Trustee- MMA (Malad Medical Association), Padma Shree awardee Dr. Shashank Joshi, Dr. K C Mehta, Dr. Rajesh Jain, President - MMA, Dr. Naresh Dandekar, Honorary General Secretary - MMA along with a pool of around 300 doctors. During the event, the world’s first ‘Hypertension Awareness Symbol’ conceptualized by Glenmark was unveiled. This symbol was developed in consultation with 50,000 leading doctors from across India with an aim to raise awareness of the growing burden of hypertension and the need for timely screening; and endorsed by API and Hypertension Society of India.  Following the event, an awareness rally was also organized in the region and was attended by several medical professionals, hospital staff and public.

Glenmark has planned 16 such rallies in Mumbai alone and more rallies across the country during the month of September. These country-wide rallies will emphasize on a detailed conversation on spreading awareness about Hypertension and its signs and symptoms followed by a mass hypertension screening camp. Being a leader in the hypertension therapeutic area, Glenmark is organizing 300 Hypertension public awareness rallies and more than 8000 hypertension screening camps throughout this month; and targets reaching out to more than 10 crore people. These rallies are being organized in association with various hospitals across the country. While 16 such rallies have been planned in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai; Chennai and Hyderabad have planned 12 awareness rallies. 

Speaking about the initiative, Alok Malik, Group Vice President & Head of India Formulations, Glenmark, said, “This initiative is our endeavor to create awareness about Hypertension in the country. Despite being a prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), Hypertension, remains to be a silent killer as majority of patients remain unaware of the condition.  As a leader in Hypertension management, Glenmark is committed to taking every possible step in the country’s fight against this disease, which affects millions of people every year.”

Glenmark has been leading from the front in increasing awareness and diagnosis of the disease among the Indian population. Not long ago, the company launched the #TakeChargeAt18 campaign to drive Hypertension awareness and screening of Indian adults above 18 years of age. The company has aims to reach out to more than 200 million Indian adults through multiple channels including its digital platform:

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Every third adult in India is suffering from Hypertension- High blood pressure. Currently, it is estimated that 28.1% of all deaths in India were due to CVD, and high systolic blood pressure (SBP) was the single largest contributor (8.5%) to disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). A sustained combination of strategies can shift the population distribution of BP to the left and can help in achieving good control over it.  


About Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Jaipur Literature Festival to celebrate the power of literature at its 2023 edition

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Festival Dates: The Jaipur Literature Festival 2023 is scheduled to take place from 19 – 23 January 2023 at the Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

First List of Speakers Announced: Abdulrazak Gurnah, Anamika, Anthony Sattin, Ashok Ferrey, Ashwin Sanghi, Avinuo Kire, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Daisy Rockwell, Deepti Naval, Howard Jacobson, Jerry Pinto, Katie Kitamura, Manil Suri, Martin Puchner, Merve Emre, NoViolet Bulawayo, Rana Safvi, Ruth Ozeki, Sathnam Sanghera, Shehan Karunatilaka, Tanuj Solanki, Vauhini Vara, Vincent Brown and Vir Sanghvi

Volunteer Programme: The Jaipur Literature Festival runs a successful Volunteer Programme that forms the backbone of its operations while offering young enthusiasts an unmatched enriching experience, enabling them to see first-hand what goes into making and managing a festival of this scale. A 250-strong ‘army’ of dedicated volunteers work across the Festival’s 25 departments. Volunteer registrations are open till October 31, 2022. 

Registration and Delegate Packages: Online registration for the Festival is mandatory and attendees can register via the Festival website. Visitors can also buy Friends of Festival (Delegate) Packages to experience the Festival’s magic as with exclusive privileges, relaxing in the Friends of the Festival Lounge, with invites to the Jaipur Music Stage and Heritage Evening.

The world’s most charismatic literary show will be back in Jaipur in 2023. Today Teamwork Arts, the Festival producer, announced the dates for its 16th edition, setting them between 19 – 23 January 2023 at Hotel Clarks, Amer, Jaipur. The annual Jaipur Literature Festival will be as always bringing its magnificent line-up and a sumptuous feast of ideas to the Pink City.

The Festival will continue to remain committed to its core values: to serve as a democratic, non-aligned platform ensuring inclusivity and freedom of speech. The past 15 years have seen the iconic Festival transform into a global literary phenomenon having hosted nearly 5000 speakers and artists reaching out to over 200 million people globally. Hybrid versions of the Festival have enabled book-lovers from across continents access it.

In 2023, the literary extravaganza will showcase a plethora of themes and writers curated specially for its loyal community of audiences from across the world, offering an immersive experience of literature, discourse, musical performances, art installations, merchandise, local cuisine and more. The Festival will offer a representation of all Indian national languages and multiple foreign languages with sessions spread across 5 venues with over 250 speakers.

The first list of 25 speakers released today includes winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature Abdulrazak Gurnah; noted Sahitya Akademi awardee, Hindi poet, translator and writer of Aienasaaz, Anamika; acclaimed author of the recent Nomads: The Wanderers Who Shaped Our World, Anthony Sattin; DSC Prize shortlisted and the prestigious Gratiaen Prize nominated Sri Lankan author Ashok Ferrey; one of India’s highest-selling English fiction writers Ashwin Sanghi; gifted Naga writer Avinuo Kire whose latest novel is Where the Cobbled Path Leads,; the first mixed-race woman author to win the Booker Prize for her Girl, Woman, Other - Bernardine Evaristo; the two-time Booker Prize shortlisted Chigozie Obioma; translator of the International Booker winner novel Ret Samadhi/Tomb of Sand, Daisy Rockwell; celebrated Indian actress, director and writer Deepti Naval.

The list continues with Booker Prize winning British novelist Howard Jacobson; Mumbai-based poet, novelist, short story writer, translator & well-known journalist Jerry Pinto; author of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award longlisted book Intimacies, Katie Kitamura; distinguished mathematics professor and author of The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Math, Manil Suri; Prize-winning author of the bestselling books The Written World and The Language of Thieves, Martin Puchner; Turkish-American author, academic, and literary critic Merve Emre; 2022 Booker Prize shortlisted author of Glory, NoViolet Bulawayo; Indian writer, blogger and translator Rana Safvi; Booker-nominated American-Canadian author, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki.

The Festival will also feature  author of the bestselling Empireland: How Imperialism Has Been Shaped Modern Britain which inspired Channel 4’s Empire State of Mind, Sathnam Sanghera; Booker-shortlisted author of The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, Shehan Karunatilaka; winner of the 2019 Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar Award, Tanuj Solanki; author of the New York Times Editors’ Choice book The Immortal King Rao, Vauhini Vara; American historian and academic Vincent Brown; well-known Indian journalist who became the youngest editor in the history of Indian journalism Vir Sanghvi.

Namita Gokhale, writer, publisher, and Co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, said, ”As we prepare to welcome book-lovers to Jaipur in January, we are delighted to share some of the stellar names who will be joining us. From Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah to debut novelist Avinuo Kire, from International Booker Prize Winner Daisy Rockwell to the startlingly original Vauhini Vara, from Sahitya Akademi awardee Anamika to mathematician Manil Suri, from Chigozie Obioma, twice shortlisted for the Booker, to Shehan Karunatilaka, who is on this year’s list, this is a menu of delights for readers of all literary appetites and persuasions. And this is just a taster of the delights to come.”

William Dalrymple, writer, historian and Co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, said, “This year we are proud to present a galaxy of some of the greatest writers on the planet: a fabulous array of Nobel, Booker, Pulitzer, Sahitya Academy, Women's Prize and Baillie Gifford award winners, laureates and medallists.”

 “This year we have so much to offer that I believe it to be the most cerebral, intellectually-stimulating and high-powered we've ever fielded. We import some of the world's most admired novelists, including Abdulrazak Gurnah, Bernadine Evaristo, Ruth Ozeki, Shehan Karunatilaka, NoViolet Bulawayo and Katie Kitamura as well as arguably the world's greatest authority on the history of slavery, Vincent Brown. Among the international authors appearing this year we present writers of genius as brilliant as Harvard critical polymath Martin Puchner and his Oxford and Yale counterpart, Merve Emre.  We deeply delve into areas of world literature we have so far failed to explore; look in detail at the turmoil in the Ukraine, Russia and Iran; we explore a vast range of subjects from Neanderthals to Leonardo da Vinci; from the agonies of Partition to the Right to Sex. It’s an incredible line up- absolutely not to be missed,’ Dalrymple added.

Sanjoy K. Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, who produce the Jaipur Literature Festival, said, “The Jaipur Literature Festival will feature some of the greatest minds of the contemporary world including Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, Booker Prize nominees and winners including Bernardine Evaristo, Howard Jacobson, Chigozie Obioma, NoViolet Bulawayo and celebrated Indian authors Ashwin Sanghi, Deepti Naval, Jerry Pinto and many more. This year will also focus in celebrating languages with a programme concentrated on Indian and world literature.”

The Festival will include its B2B arm, Jaipur BookMark (JBM), now in its 10th edition. JBM will continue to bring together a wide range of publishers, literary agents, writers, translators, translation agencies and booksellers from across the world and give them an opportunity to meet, talk business and listen to major global industry players.

The Jaipur Literature Festival sets literary conversations and dialogue against a cultural backdrop promoting India’s traditional heritage including curated art installations, cultural evenings and the Jaipur Music Stage, which runs parallel to the Festival.

Registration and access to the Online Edition of the Festival will be free and open to all. Registration to the On-Ground Edition of the Festival will be available from INR 200 per day. Attendees can also purchase Friends of the Festival Packages, which offer a special experience of the Festival and take them on a compelling cultural journey.

In addition to enjoying the literary sessions, audiences will also get to savour the Festival’s signature Morning and Evening Music sessions with performances by leading artistes and virtuosos. The signature handmade and artisanal Festival merchandise and books by participating authors will be available both at the Festival Bazaar, the Festival Bookstore and online on the Jaipur Literature Festival’s official website.

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About Jaipur Literature Festival:

Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas.

The past decade has seen it transform into a global literary phenomenon having hosted over 5,000 speakers and artists and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe.

Our core values remain unchanged: to serve as a democratic, non-aligned platform offering free and fair access.

Every year, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.

Writers and Festival Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, alongside producer Teamwork Arts, invite speakers to take part in the five-day programme set against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage.

Past speakers have ranged from Nobel Laureates J. M. Coetzee, Orhan Pamuk, Malala Yousafzai, Muhammad Yunus and Joseph Stiglitz; Man Booker Prize winners Ben Okri, Douglas Stuart, Margaret Atwood and Paul Beatty; Sahitya Akademi winners Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, M. T. Vasudevan Nair, as well as the late Girish Karnad, Mahasweta Devi and U. R. Ananthamurthy; along with literary superstars including Amish Tripathi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Vikram Seth. An annual event that goes beyond literature, the Festival has also hosted Amartya Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, the late A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Bill Gates, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Stephen Fry, Thomas Piketty and former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai.

The Jaipur Literature Festival is a flagship event of Teamwork Arts, which produces it along with over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities globally.


About Teamwork Arts:

Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world.  For over 30 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India, presenting the finest of Indian performers, writers, change makers and visual artistes in the knowledge and arts space in India and abroad. Every year, we produce over 33 festivals in 42 cities and 17 countries in the fields of performing & visual arts and literature. We produce the world's largest literary gathering: the annual Jaipur Literature Festival; JLF international now travels to the US, UK, Canada, Australia and the Maldives and soon in Europe.

Even amidst the upheaval and unsettling times of 2020 and through 2021, Teamwork Arts successfully launched the digital series, ‘JLF Brave New World’ and ‘Words Are Bridges’, which were viewed by over 4.8 million people in their first season. Through its digital avatar, the Jaipur Literature Festival reached over 27 million viewers in January 2021.  Our initiative ‘Art Matters‘ empowers artistes across India to collaborate across genres by commissioning them to create new works thereby effecting change & raising awareness. The digital series ‘Be Inspired’ was launched in 2021 – a series that crystal-gazes into the future with conversations on science, technology, innovation, environment and more. 

Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world.  For over 30 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India, presenting the finest of Indian performers, writers, change makers and visual artistes in the knowledge and arts space in India and abroad. Every year, we produce over 33 festivals in 42 cities and 17 countries in the fields of performing & visual arts and literature. We produce the world's largest literary gathering: the annual Jaipur Literature Festival; JLF international now travels to the US, UK, Canada, Australia and the Maldives and soon in Europe.

Even amidst the upheaval and unsettling times of 2020 and through 2021, Teamwork Arts successfully launched the digital series, ‘JLF Brave New World’ and ‘Words Are Bridges’, which were viewed by over 4.8 million people in their first season. Through its digital avatar, the Jaipur Literature Festival reached over 27 million viewers in January 2021.  Our initiative ‘Art Matters‘ empowers artistes across India to collaborate across genres by commissioning them to create new works thereby effecting change & raising awareness. The digital series ‘Be Inspired’ was launched in 2021 – a series that crystal-gazes into the future with conversations on science, technology, innovation, environment and more. 

Celebrating the beginning of Navratri followed by Durga Puja and Diwali Festivities, HOP Electric Mobility announces exclusive free accessories till October 29th

During this period, the incentive is available on the customer sale of HOP's high-octane electric two-wheelers


Jaipur: India's leading electric two-wheeler maker and automotive solution providing company, HOP Electric Mobility has announced an exclusive free accessories (Body Grill) incentive on its electric two-wheelers HOP LEO and HOP LYF till October 29th, 2022.


Celebrating the beginning of festivities, with the auspicious period of Navratri followed by Durga Puja and Diwali Festivities, HOP Electric Mobility commenced the special incentive series and will be running it till the end of October. Consumers planning to buy eco-friendly, sustainable, and futuristic two-wheelers can make the most of this opportunity and purchase state-of-the-art e-vehicles accompanied by free-of-cost accessories (Body Grill).   


Speaking about this exciting offer, Rajneesh Singh, Chief Marketing Officer, HOP Electric Mobility said, "The Festive Season has a long-standing history of being auspicious for people looking to invest, so manufacturers and dealers also want to make the most of it. HOP is playing its share of role in increasing sustainable mobility adoption by providing exclusive free accessories (Body Grill), in addition to the standard incentives. Simultaneously, to address the charging infrastructure challenges and help overcome range anxiety, the company is working on strengthening the pilot HOP Energy Network in Jaipur, which is being rolled out to the other parts of the country."


"We and our extended family, including dealer partners managing HOP Experience Centres across more than 150 touchpoints, are committed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable mobility solutions in India. Our growing portfolio of electric two-wheelers, consisting of HOP LEO, HOP LYF and high-speed HOP OXO and another electric scooter in the pipeline, is a progressive step in that direction. We welcome more people in the HOP family with open arms," He added.

About HOP Electric Mobility

HOP Electric Mobility was founded with the vision to become the world's leading provider of green, sustainable and energy-efficient two-wheelers. HOP Electric started with a regional operation in Jaipur, inaugurated by Rajasthan Minister of Road and Transport Sh. Pratap Singh Khachariyawas. As of now, HOP has a line-up of electric 2-wheelers consisting of two e-scooters - HOP LEO & HOP LYF offered in three variants each, backed by the charging infrastructure of HOP Energy Network. The brand plans to launch at least ten new products in the next three years.


HOP plans to expand its footprint countrywide soon. HOP aspires to establish itself as the most innovative, feasible, and trusted electric vehicle brand for every customer, irrespective of gender or age. The brand wants to assist customers in becoming more independent and technology-savvy while being environmentally friendly. Revolutionizing the booming Indian electric mobility space, the company aims to cater to the growing needs of e-vehicles enthusiasts.


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All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) felicitated Malabar Gold and Diamonds on being selected as the 6th largest jewellery group in the world, taking the Indian brand to the world stage.

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O Asher - Managing Director - India Operations, Malabar Gold & Diamonds; Saiyam Mehra - Vice chairman, GJC; Ashish Pethe - Chairman GJC; M P Ahammed - Chairman Malabar Group; A K Nishad - Director, B2B and Manufacturing (India), Malabar Gold & Diamonds; Sunil Podar - Director GJC; Nilesh Shobhawat - Director GJC.

Kanakia RBK School host’s Music Fest – Voice of RBK extravaganza for students & parents to provide a platform for young budding talent.

Mumbai, 27th September 2022: Kanakia RBK School Mira Road (ICSE Board) recently hosted a Music Fest - Voice of RBK. This Music Fest titled “Voice of RBK” was a competition, held for students to advance, improve and develop their musical sense and singing skill. It will help to foster a sense of appreciation of arts, music and culture. The event was organized with an aim to put the emerging talent under a spotlight, create memories and inspire future generations to enjoy various dimensions of music. Through this, the students got an opportunity to put their best foot forward and explore their innate abilities and various aspects of this art form. The event was a star-studded affair as Singer, Lyricist and one of the top finalists of the reality show ‘THE VOICE- INDIA’ Mr. Anish Mathew was seen as one of the judges at the event. He was joined by Ms. Sunehaa Thakur, a renowned Actor from the Marathi industry, who is also a versatile singer associated with top channels like Star Pravaah. She made it to the Finals in the singing reality show “Mi Honar Superstar”. She is also seen working in popular show “Maharashtrachi Hasyajatra” on Sony Marathi. These mentors came together to discern, guide and cheer the young amateur participants.

Mrs. Nalini Shetty – Principal, Kanakia RBK School, who herself has a profound interest in music, is of the view that Music is a vital component of education. It is important that we encourage our students to bring out the best of their abilities. It also allows the participants and audience to interact in an environment where entertainment as well as values can be exchanged freely. This will empower them and boosts their self-esteem and confidence. The main aim is to take up such endeavours to provide our students with different creative activities of high quality and setting up the stage for a diverse range of music and arts. We can educate our children and offer a wide breadth of experiences to engage, excite and inspire them to become involved. We plan and design events specifically focused around our children and schools to encourage them to engage in musical activities. Besides students, this will support parents in their quest to explore various opportunities for their children. The parents will know every aspect of their child’s development and stay involved with them in their efforts. This is imperative for their emotional and intellectual connect. Thus, nurturing a good parent- child relationship.


Audition Round for Grade 4 to Grade 12 at various levels.

The students came forth in huge numbers with great enthusiasm for the Audition Round held between 16th August and 31st August. After strenuous hours of deliberation our team of dedicated Music Teachers hand- picked and chose the best performances for the Grand Finale. They supported and moulded the participants in every possible way to regulate their efforts for the competition.

Appended below is the list of Winners- VOICE OF RBK

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About School: 

Kanakia RBK School, located in the Western suburbs, is a sterling educational institution affiliated with the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), and Indian School Certificate (ISC) since 2004.


~ The larger-than-life project will be co-produced in association with Yaelstar Films and Hundred Films ~

Mumbai, September 2022: Golden Ratio Films, the digital content production arm of Vistas Media Capital, commemorates the Battle of Haifa by announcing a film project telling its story. One of its most exciting movie project titled, ‘Heroes of Haifa’, will be co-produced by Yaelstar Films and Hundred Films. This will be GRF’s third successful project with Yaelstar Films. 

The Indian and Israel governments held a special ceremony to mark the bravery displayed by Indian soldiers in the battle fought during World War I on 23rd September 1918. The producers of the film, Piiyush Singh and Ashwini Chaudhary of Golden Ratio Films along with Miten Shah, Promoter of Yaelstar Films and Atul Pandey, Co-founder of Hundred Films announced this during the Haifa Day celebrations, in Haifa to honour the historic event. 

Based on the most successful cavalry charge in the history of modern warfare, the movie will bring to screen the epic story of Indian soldiers from the Jodhpur Lancers, Mysore Lancers, and Hyderabad Lancers. They were armed only with lances and swords, outclassing Ottoman, German, and Austrian troops. The opposite side was superior and equipped with machine guns, cannons, and modern weapons but could not prevail in the face of Indian soldiers. Even today, Israeli school textbooks educate students about The Battle of Haifa and their gallantry.

Authentic 20th-century Middle-Eastern architecture, clothing, and culture will bring to life the chilling realities of The Great War. The fast-paced war drama with realistic action intermingled with world geopolitics at the time will share experiences of raw horrors and glories of Indian soldiers. Ministries of Israel have encouraged the production and invited them to shoot the film at actual locations in Israel, where the battle went down. Through this collaboration, the film industry will benefit from the wealthy history of both cultures and will aid the future of Israeli and Indian cinema.

Atul Pandey, Co-founder, Hundred Films, “We are honoured to make a film with such an exceptional storyline. After a lot of research on minute details and considering the nuances of battle we are able to pin down this incredible narrative the world should be aware of. The shooting of ‘Heroes of Haifa’ will be set in the actual theatre of the First World War in the Middle East. It will enhance the friendship between the two nations through cinema.”

Miten Shah, Promoter, Yaelstar Films, "This is a very important chapter of history where Indian soldiers showcased incredible courage and worked to defeat the Ottoman Empire. This historical film will have a mixed cast, including Indian and international actors. ‘Heroes of Haifa’ will give viewers an authentic experience of the era, and I am thrilled to be a part of a project mounted on an epic scale.”

Piiyush Singh, Co-founder & Group COO, Vistas Media Capital, “We are very excited to partner with Yaelstar Films and Hundred Films Entertainment for this project. ‘Heroes of Haifa’ is a story about the courageous feat of Indian soldiers that has been lost in the pages of history, and we are glad to bring it to the fore. As a global production house, GRF strives to raise awareness about subjects attached to a cause. We hope to connect with Israeli audiences through this film and look forward to working on other interesting subjects based in the country."

Ashwini Chaudhary, President, Golden Ratio Films, “‘Heroes of Haifa’ is yet another international film venture undertaken by GRF that will give us the opportunity to open the pages of Indian history that have seemed to be lost. This gives us a chance to showcase our skills and re-create moments that changed the course of world history. Given our past experiences with undertaking successful projects on an international scale, we are confident that this new venture that will resonate with generations to come. It’s a love of labour and we are happy to get this rare chance to do justice to an absolutely incredible story."

The Israel Foreign Ministry said that it was a wonderful discussion with Bollywood producers on Indo-Israel films and media collaborations. Joint projects like this will help strengthen the close ties between the 2 countries as they celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations. “The epic historical drama intends to appeal to a broad audience, especially Israelis. The Battle of Haifa is a very important part of Israel’s history and deserves to be remembered as a special symbol of resilience and sacrifice.”

The Mayor of Haifa, Dr. Einat Kalisch Rotem, blessed the decision of the producers to film the movie in Haifa and assured the production of all support in any way possible, "I'm positive that the movie will show our beautiful city and its importance in the history of India. This large-scale production will create awareness about Haifa among millions of viewers, not only from India but from other countries, and increase tourists visiting the place.”

GRF has a strong pipeline of major releases, both theatrical and over-the-top (OTT) projects for 2022 such as ‘Sehar’, a movie starring Pankaj Kapur as the lead; ‘Baby Crasto’, a film directed by Jesal Shah with Supriya Pathak in the star cast, and ‘Lord Curzon Ki Haveli’, a black-comedy-thriller that marks the directorial debut of actor Anshuman Jha. In the upcoming GRF movie ‘Superwoman’, actress Meera Chopra addresses the taboo topic of asexuality, while ‘Pep’, a Hollywood project, is a real-life story of world champion boxer Willie Pep. A fighter with the most wins, ‘Pep’ is about his journey out of retirement and back into the ring. This project will be followed by ‘JBaby’, a Tamil drama directed by Suresh Mari.

About Golden Ratio Films: 

Golden Ratio Films is the film and digital content production arm of Singapore-based, fully integrated investment holding company, Vistas Media Capital. They primarily focus on content development, creating several marketing strategies while releasing feature films, documentaries, web series, and short films for a variety of budgets, languages, and geographical locations which cater to producing content in Hollywood, Hindi, Marathi, and Tamil. The Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF), the South Asian Film Market (SAFM), the Critics' Choice Short Film Awards (CCSFA), the Critics' Choice Film Awards (CCFA), and a number of other properties that are located at various points along the media industry value chain are just a few examples of the numerous media-related intellectual properties (IPs) that GRF is renowned for creating, owning, and managing.

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Indian M&E sector to grow over $100 billion by 2030: MIB Secretary


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VGC going to be next revolution; Govt to soon set-up National Centre of Excellence in AVGC


Actor Ranveer Singh receives FICCI FRAMES Achiever of the Year Award



MUMBAI, 27 September 2022: Mr Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India today said, “We will be a $10 trillion economy in next 10 years. We should target that media and entertainment sector should grow to more than 100 billion dollars by 2030.”


Addressing the two-day ‘FICCI FRAMES Fast Track 2022’, Mr Chandra said, “Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will do whatever it takes to support the media and entertainment sector and help it grow.”


Expressing concern over declining number of theatres, the Secretary said that over the past 5-6 years, the number of theatres has witnessed a decline and we need to reverse this trend. “We will assign the Film Facilitation Office to work with Invest India to come up with a single-window portal for opening theatres, so that more and more theatres can come up and the public gets more avenues to watch films in theatres. We will also work with the states to create a Model Theatre Policy, so that the states can adopt and work on the same.”


Sharing with the industry that AVGC is the future, Mr Chandra further informed that the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) Promotion Task Force constituted by the Ministry of I&B will submit the report within the next 15 days. “We are compiling the reports of the sub-Task Forces, and thereafter we will submit the recommendations and go through the process of adopting the report. AVGC is the next revolution like the IT revolution 20 years back,” he added.


He also shared that the National Centre of Excellence for AVGC is going to be set up in collaboration with the private sector. “We have taken an in-principle decision to set up the AVGC Centre of Excellence in collaboration with the private sector. The Ministry of I&B will function as a catalyst for the upsurge in the media and entertainment industry.”


Ms Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, UK said, “We want to work with the talented and creative people to champion sustainability in the creative industries and the film industry, through investment, and support. We are open for business. We would like to invite you to get involved in our cultural festivals, to attend, but also to partner in the exciting programs of activity.”

“With the strength of the sector in the region, there are huge opportunities for companies from India to partner with our leading companies and invest in the region. The rewards are there for the taking and we will support you every step of the way. We want to deepen our relationship with creative India, attracting more investment from production companies, studios, post-production houses, and VFX companies,” added Ms Brabin.

Actor and Renowned Film Personality Mr Ranveer Singh said, “Entertainment options have opened up. There are new structures and entertainment. Media is constantly fragmenting, and we are seeing massive changes in entertainment consumption patterns. I believe we’re poised to adapt as we always have, to our rapidly evolving consumer habits.”

“The world has become connected more than ever before and we have the opportunity like never before to showcase our culture, our skills and our talents to the world. This coming decade is going to be the most rapidly changing and dynamic time ever in Indian entertainment.” He added.


Film Producer Mr Ramesh Sippy said, “As much as pandemic has affected the world, it has brought a whole lot of changes. The OTT platform has got a boom. Now both cinema and the small platforms will perform together in a much bigger way. The digital movement has reached a point where the correction can be made at one place and aired all over.”


FICCI Director General Mr Arun Chawla said, “We are all aware of India's digital transformation. It has caused the number and importance of online media platforms to rise dramatically. The government has actively supported the media and entertainment industry, particularly through several initiatives to increase digitization and the creation of a digital communication infrastructure.


During the event, Actor Ranveer Singh was felicitated with FICCI FRAMES Achiever of the Year Award.


Ms Sumalatha Ambareesh, MP, Member Standing Committee on Communication & IT; Ms Priyanka Chaturvedi, MP, Member Standing Committee-Transport, Tourism & Culture; Mr Sanjay Seth, MP, Member Standing Committee on Communication & IT and Mr Ashish Kulkarni, Founder, Punnaryug & Chair, FICCI AVGC Forum were also present during the event.


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