Thursday, 27 March 2014

Filmy Town celebrities at Cultural Fest of Rajiv Gandhi College

Vishal-Shekhar, Actress Meghna Patel, PlayBoy Girl Shanti Dynamite, Tanuj Virwani, Aditya Seal and Izabelle Leite at Cultural Festival of Rajiv Gandhi College


Izabelle Leite. at Cultural Festival of Rajiv Gandhi College

Playboy Girl Shanti Dynamite at Cultural Festival of Rajiv Gandhi College


College cultural events are some of the most happening events in the city. As vibrant as the city is, the college festivals of Mumbai too are vibrant, where highly energetic students bringing youth under the same platform, enhance social interaction and facilitate exchange of cultural ideas and thoughts. The Cultural Festival of Rajiv Gandhi College is a prism, where college students find an array of events and activities to participate in like fashion shows, Bollywood dance, folk opera, ultra violet dance event, film making and many more. First Indian Playboy Girl Shanti Dynamite and Actress Meghna Patel were seen having fun at College festival where Vishal and Shekhar setting the stage on fire. Actress Meghna Patel said, “It was a memorable festival at Rajiv Gandhi College. Students were so energetic and creative. I wish them all luck.”  Purani Jeans star cast performed in front of a packed audience and wish everyone all the best for their Future. Tanuj Virmani said, “It was an awesome experience to be the part of this wonderful festival it’s reminds me of my college days.” The Rajiv Gandhi festival boasts unique creativity, passion and vibrancy.
 Shanti Dynamite shared her views she said, “The Rajiv Gandhi explores a whole new culture I wish that this festival celebrated with great 'clat worldwide. I enjoy it very much.”

Zodiac, a Cultural Festival being organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (RGIT) is a leading institution established in Mumbai, with the aim of promoting research oriented advanced courses in the field of engineering. It is affiliated to the University of Mumbai.  This highly popular and respected event is attended by a host of colleges from all over Mumbai. Over 15,000 students have participated in the different activities of the festival.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Pratyusha Banerjee, Barkha Bisht, Pooja Gupta at Sailor Today's Sea Shore Awards

Rejoicing with the Mariners:
Capt. Sunil Nangia hosted, The 13th Sailor Today Sea Shore Awards,
The only Merchant Navy Awards in India 

Capt Sunil Nangia, Master Mariner & Editor of Sailor Today Magazine hosted the 13th Sailor’s Today Awards 2014, an award to recognize & felicitate outstanding achievements & contributions of Seafarers, Shipping Companies & Maritime Organizations


A tradition in the Merchant Navy, a prestigious award ceremony hosted by Capt. Sunil Nangia being supported by the entertainment industry having a lineup of TV stars to strut the ramp for designer Saazish Sidhu & other dance performances, the 13th Sailor Today Sea Shore Awards was a memorable evening to unwind for the Sailors.

While TV star Pratyusha Banerjee dazzled the ramp as the show stopper, performances by Rahul saxena and the troupe and the hosts were Roshni chopra and Umesh Pherwani , The event saw the attendance of Kavitta Verma, Barkha Bisht , Rajesh Khattar, Vandana Sajnani, Shibani Kashyap,  Pooja Gupta, Shifanjali Rao, Prashant Sharma, Vaibhav & Saurabh, Mazhar and Mauli, Karan and Nisha, AmanVerma, Munisha khutwani ,Juhi Parmar, & many others who came forward to felicitate the Sailors.
Captain Sunil Nangia with utmost dedication to his work & the Merchant Navy talks about the intricacies involved in being a Merchant Seafarer, “Seafarers work in two departments; Navigation & Engineering. The education & Training for each disciple are a mixture of Academic work combined with practical training at University & at the Sea.

Seafaring certification & qualifications give you a wealth of opportunity.
He summarizes hoping India’s youth to take Merchant Navy as a Career, “ If you want a job which is worthwhile & something that you can be proud of while experiencing the world & life in general, then Merchant Navy is something you should give some serious consideration.


Top Bollywood stars at Vashu Bhagnani’s 25 movies celebration -

He was just 13 year old when he quit school to help out in his father’s saree business. This young lad had dreams – dreaming of something larger than life from a very yound age.
This is the story of Vashu Bhagnani who celebrated 25 movies under his home production Pooja Films.
Vashu Bhagnani moved to Mumbai in 1989. The city of dreams beckoned him. He landed in the field of constructions and ventured in it.


It was in the year 1993 that Aankhen was released. This young man was so passionate about films and he liked this one very much so much so that the evening show of this David Dhawan’s superhit action-comedy changed his life for ever.
He decided to become a larger part of the magical world of Bollywood. He got in touch with David Dhawan and thus began his journey in Bollywood with their first film – Coolie No:1 released in 1995.
Over the years he produced successful films like Hero No.1, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Om Jai Jagdish, Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, Deewanapan, Shaadi No.1, Do Knot Disturb and other not so successful flicks like Tera Jadoo Chaly Gaya, Jeena Sirf Mere Liye, Out of Control, Vadaa, Silsiilay, Antar Mahal and others.
He launched his son Jackyy Bhagnani in 2009 with Kal Kissne Delha, and then took him again in F.A.L.T.U. and in Rangrezz. Jackyy’s upcoming film next week – Youngistan is his latest production.
Vashu has seen ups and downs in the Hindi film industry, with unsuccessful films like Silsilay, Antar Mahal, Sorry Bhai and the latest being Himmatwala (2013) which was panned by the critics as well as the masses.
What makes him click?
“I believe that a movie has to entertain everyone in the audience. I understand that films are an escape for the audience where they try to get some form of entertainment which makes them forget life’s hassles, atleast for a few house.”
And Vashu Bhagnani makes it a point to deliver that entertainment.
The event was attended by top Bollywood stars like Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, Abhishekh Bachchan, Hritik Roshan, Diya Mirza, Ritesh and Genelia Deshmukh, Randhir Kapoor, Anu Malik, Sajid Khan, Sushmita Sen and Arshad Warsi.
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/bollywood-stars-bhagnanis-25-movies-celebration/#sthash.4Ffvw1Vm.dpuf

Monday, 24 March 2014

Carrier Midea introduces new range of residential air conditioners

Carrier Midea India Targets Significant Growth with New Range of Carrier Residential Air Conditioners


NEW DELHI, March 24, 2014 — Carrier Midea India Private Limited (CMI) today unveiled a wide new range of Carrier brand residential window and high-wall air conditioners for Indian consumers. With this launch, CMI is aiming to significantly increase the sales of its Carrier brand residential air conditioners. Carrier is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).


The new range comprises 31 models of high-wall split and window air-conditioning units, including three variants in the high-wall inverter category. Carrier’s residential range uses only copper-condenser-based outdoor units, which provide product efficiency, reliability and trouble-free long-term operation. The new range of air conditioners is competitively priced from Rs.27,050/- and will be available across India through a wide network of sales and service dealers, multi brand retail outlets and authorized distributors.



The high-wall inverter segment has seen healthy growth recently, and CMI believes the launch of the three high-wall inverter variants will help it grow further in this segment. The high-wall products come with a direct-current inverter that ensures higher energy savings, comfort and quiet operation, while the use of non-ozone-depleting R410a refrigerant offers customers an environmentally balanced option.



“At Carrier Midea India, we believe in developing energy-efficient products with features and aesthetics for today’s consumer,” said Sanjay Mahajan, vice president, sales and marketing, CMI. “Our new range is comprehensive and designed to meet the critical requirements of our consumers, which include efficiency and low operating cost. With this launch, we are confident we can further strengthen Carrier’s position in the residential air-conditioning segment.”



CMI manufactures and sells Carrier residential air conditioners in India and has developed a robust marketing strategy that uses traditional and new-age media as well as other activities to promote the products across India.



Carrier Midea India Private Limited is a joint venture between Carrier and Midea. Carrier is the world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions with operations in more than 170 countries. Midea is a multibillion-dollar home appliance and air-conditioning conglomerate with presence in more than 190 countries. Carrier Midea India has a manufacturing facility in Bawal, Haryana, and has exclusive rights to manufacture and sell Carrier and Midea brand air conditioners in India, as well as sell other Midea brand home appliances.

Max Life Insurance launches SHIKSHA PLUS SUPER

A wholesome plan for the all-rounder in your child

A Unit Linked Plan to secure your child’s future
New Delhi, March 24, 2014: To facilitate your child’s aspirations and goals Max Life Insurance, one of India’s leading life insurance companies, today launched SHIKSHA PLUS SUPER, a Unit Linked Child Plan.  Max Life SHIKSHA PLUS SUPER is a 360-degree child plan that provides resources for the overall development of your child even in absence of resource provider. With the launch of this product, the company also completes its product suite for all life stage based needs.
Speaking at the Launch, Rajesh Sud, CEO & Managing Director, Max Life Insurance said, “The launch of SHIKSHA PLUS SUPER completes our suite of products required for all life stage needs that are compliant with the new guidelines effective January 1, 2014.
While in the yesteryears, it was all about focusing only on children’s education to ensure their good career, in today’s day and age of ever evolving needs, development of an all-round personality of children and supporting them in areas beyond education is of utmost importance.  Max Life conducted an extensive ethnographic consumer study to understand these deep-rooted behavioral aspects of parents which have helped us formulate this solution. This offering is targeted at parents who aspire for all round development of their children and want to secure the future of their children whether they are there or not there. This product is packed with with superior customer value proposition and greater emphasis on protection to gain control over uncertainties of life and inflation.”

Lump sum Payout in case of unfortunate death:  In case of an unfortunate event of death of the parent (the life insured), Max Life Insurance will pay the nominee a lump sum death benefit of higher of Sum Assured or 105% of all premiums paid or 0.5 x Policy Term x Annualized Premiums.

School Fees Support: In addition to the lump sum death benefit, the beneficiary is entitled to receive 10% of Sum Assured every year, subject to a maximum of 10 and a minimum of 3 such installments, to provide for the yearly education expenses of the child.

Funding of Premium:In addition to the above benefits, Max Life will continue to operate the Unit Account until maturity of the policy. Max Life will also fund all future premiums as and when due, to boost the education fund thereby ensuring that the purpose for which the policy was originally purchased is accomplished.  

Guaranteed Loyalty Additions to Increase Maturity Value: At the end of the 11th Policy Year and every year thereafter, the policyholder is given the benefit of Guaranteed Loyalty Additions to further boost the maturity value when it matters the most.

Partial Withdrawal: The product offers the flexibility of partial withdrawal twice a year after the 5th policy year from the fund value for aiding skill enhancement of any special talents that the child may possess and require further nurturing. The maximum amount that can be partially withdrawn is 50% of the Fund Value as on the date of partial withdrawal per policy year.

SHIKSHA PLUS SUPER offers customers the choice of investing premiums in five investment funds offered by Max Life Insurance with an option of Dynamic Fund Allocation and Systematic Transfer Plan. Dynamic Fund Allocation frees the policyholders from selecting the investment funds manually since this function automatically invests between equity and debt oriented funds in a pre-defined proportion that keeps changing as policy nears maturity. This investment strategy endeavors to safeguard their fund from any capital erosion by increasing the fund allocation in debt funds as policy progresses towards maturity. Systematic Transfer Plan, on the other hand, replicates the rupee cost averaging method thereby allowing the policyholder to benefit from the market volatility.

The plan also empowers policyholders to manage their investments by effecting free switches and premium redirection facility to proactively manage their investments and redirect their future premiums into new funds of their choice.

Ethos announces opening of new store at Palladium, Mumbai

Ethos Summit, India’s leading chain of luxury watch boutiques, announces the opening of a new store in one of the posh locations of Mumbai, the Palladium Mall



At the store customers will find an array of renowned Swiss Luxury watch brands including Carl F. Bucherer, 
Blancpain, Breitling, Cartier, Omega, Jaquet Droz, Longines, Rado, JLC and more.
Destined to be the premier destination for Luxury Watches in Mumbai, the 887 sqft store is a one of its kind at Palladium, Mumbai and is the 7th Ethos Summit boutique in India. Ethos Watches, India's largest chain of luxury watch studios has 42 stores across 13 cities the country. Patrons can visit the new boutique between 10:00am to 8:30pm.
Ethos has been in the watch business since 2000 and we are proud to have opened the 42nd store in India. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yashovardhan Saboo, CEO – Ethos Summitsays- “Ethos Summit is committed to providing Indian consumers the first luxury experience in watch purchasing, no different from the best shopping destinations of the world. By dealing only in watches that are supplied directly by each brand we ensure that the customers are protected from common retail malpractices like offering used watches as new, or watches at inflated prices. Palladium is a wonderful and natural home for us, as for all ethical, professional luxury retailers.
                                                                                             
Ethos Summit hosted a special private soiree in the store, giving select guests a first look at luxury timepieces. The boutique was inaugurated by His Excellency, Mr. Linus Von Castelmur, Swiss Ambassador in India along with Mr. Atul Ruia, Managing Director, Palladium Mall. It was a small yet exciting affair as the organisers had a treasure chest full of valuable gifts for their guests, guests were requested to bring along with them the key 
that they received with the invites. A lucky few won fabulous prizes including a coveted Omega watch. Mukul Agarwal, S. Nagarajan, Rajat Kakar, Prashant Agarwal, Dhananjay N Date, Michel Enderle, and many others were among the distinguished guests who were present at the evening.
With a strong presence in travel retail, Ethos Ltd has stores across the domestic and international terminals of leading airports including New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Ahmadabad.

Ethos was founded with the vision to be the biggest and finest retailer of premium and luxury watches in India while incorporating exemplary ethical and customer service standards. Authorized retailers of over 65 luxury watch brands, Ethos prides itself in assisting customers choose the perfect watch for themselves or for their loved ones, while protecting them from rampant malpractices in India such as smuggled, fake and refurbished watches.

Ethos Watches is India's largest chain of luxury watch boutiques, with 42 stores across 13 cities. Founded with the vision to be the biggest and finest retailer of premium and luxury watches in India, Ethos incorporates exemplary ethical and customer service standards. With a well-balanced and diverse portfolio of men’s and women’s timepieces, we are leaders in the Indian watch industry. Influenced by the world of luxury and culture, Ethos curates the best of the world’s iconic watch brands, including Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Breitling, IWC, TAG, Blancpain, Carl F. Bucherer, Longines, JLC and Rado, amongst others. Through our commitment to customer service, Ethos brings sophistication, style advice and knowledge to watch enthusiasts across India. Our stores are located at Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Pune, Ahmadabad, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Surat and Ludhiana. Ethos also has a strong presence in travel retail, with airport stores at Delhi - International and Domestic, Bangalore – International, Mumbai – Domestic, Hyderabad – International and Domestic and Ahmadabad –Domestic. Launched in 2012,www.Ethoswatches.com is a niche, one-of-a-kind portal. With over 6000 spectacular watches on display - each meticulously segregated by filters including Brand, Price, Gender, Movement, Case Material, Strap Type and Water Resistance, to name a few, and over 50 luxury brands, watch enthusiasts are offered a varied collection to choose from. The website clocks over 360,000 visits and 1.8 million page views and over 12,000 calls received by the Luxury Watch Helpline every month. The unique watch concierge service is the country’s only ‘luxury watch helpline’, where customers can dial in and speak with exclusive ‘Luxury Watch Consultants’ for assistance in choosing a premium timepiece. For more details, visit ethoswatches.com.

HHV partners with RV College of Engineering on Solar Research Project

Develops a sophisticated dual process thin film deposition system



Mumbai, 24th March’2014: Hind High Vacuum Co. Pvt. Ltd. (HHV), announced that it has  partnered with RV College of Engineering, Bangalore (RVCE) on a solar research project.

HHV has successfully developed and commissioned a sophisticated dual process thin film deposition system at the research centre in RVCE.

Thin film technology and the R&D group of HHV has been working together with the college on this project to develop high performance thin film coatings for solar thermal application, as a part of the project titled “Development of multilayer coatings for enhanced solar thermal absorption at high temperature” sanctioned by Department of Science and Technology.

Established in 1965 at Bangalore to develop Indian self-reliance in high vacuum technology, HHV has now grown into a leading global player involved in the design, development and manufacture of off-the-shelf and customized equipment and products based on Vacuum Science & Technology.


Said Mr Prasanth Sakhamuri, Managing Director, HHV, “We are extremely pleased to partner with RVCE in their Golden Jubilee year, on this prestigious DST research project.

This dual processes system has been designed to use Physical Vapor Deposition system (PVD) and Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition system (PECVD) process independently or in combination of both for the development of thin film. It facilitates to feed various gases suited to specific requirements and with in-built software to create database of the developed recipes. More than one stored recipe can be retried from the database for re-program them to deposit a multi-layer coatings in a single auto operation.”



Globally, scientists are aggressively working to enhance the solar energy absorption efficiency of thin film coatings for cost effective power generations. At present, they are working with PVD or PECVD systems independently to develop recipes / materials to achieve a high absorption and low emittance multi-layer solar thermal coatings in mid and high temperature applications.



Recently, the attention is getting focused for more flexible, high performance multi-process-chamber thin film deposition system for precise control of processes suitable for research and development in solar thermal applications. It should facilitate to work with a chamber or a combination of chambers to attain multi-layer coatings to specific applications. HHV’s sophisticated dual process thin film deposition system has all the said features.



HHV’s dual process tool has 2 process chambers PVD and PECVD with a load lock chamber at the centre. An in-line motorized transport mechanism inside the chambers and a user friendly control station are integrated with the system. A turbo based vacuum pumping system suitably designed to achieve ultimate vacuum of 1 x 10-6 m.bar.



The PVD process chamber is equipped with four numbers of rectangular planar magnetrons with target size of 60 mm (W) × 400 mm (L) and two pulsed DC and a DC power supply of each 1000W. The substrate can be heated up 400 deg C and can be rotated in the range of 2 to 10 rpm. And the substrate holder is designed to hold the tube of diameter 1 inch, 2 inch and 3 inch having a feet length.



The rectangular PECVD chamber has two replaceable parallel electrodes of size 65 mm wide × 400 mm long with shower and RF Power supply 600 wattage with 13.56 MHz frequency.



An independent mass flow controllers facilitates to feed Argon (0-500SCCM), Oxygen (0-50 SCCM), Nitrogen (0-50 SCCM), Methane (0-50 SCCM) to PVD system, and Hydrogen

(0-200 SCCM), Silane (0-200 SCCM), Germane (0-50 SCCM), Methane (0-50 SCCM), Ammonia (0-50 SCCM), and Carbon di-oxide (0-50 SCCM)nto PECVD process chamber.

The entire process is automated with PLC, SCADA and industrial personal computer.



Established in 1965 at Bangalore as a specialized enterprise to develop Indian self-reliance in high vacuum technology, HHV has now grown into a multi-location, multi-product group of companies involved in the design, development and manufacture of off-the-shelf and customized equipment and products in the fields of Vacuum Technology, Solar Photovoltaic and Thin Films.

HHV is ranked among the global leaders in vacuum hardware and has an international market spread. The group is particularly strong and competitive in executing large, and highly sophisticated customized systems to exacting specifications utilizing vacuum technology.


For more detailed information on HHV please visit: www.hhv.in

Dhanuka Agritech Celebrates World Water Day

Organised under Public-Private Partnership with Water Technology Center, IARI

Mr. M. K. Dhanuka, Managing Director, Dhanuka Agritech limited, addressing the gathering


New Delhi, March 24, 2014: Growing population and urbanization, combined with fast increasing developmental needs, have put a tremendous pressure, on our water availability, especially for crop production.  With a population of over 1.21 billion people, which is about 18% of the world's population, with 4% of the total usable water and 2.3% of the arable land available in the world, we face multi-dimensional challenges which are going to be further compounded, due to the impending climate change. The agricultural sector is the biggest user of water, followed by the domestic sector and the industrial sector. Groundwater contributes to around 65% of the country’s total water demand, and plays an important role in shaping the nation’s economic and social development. Food, water and energy are important inputs and are more or less inseparable, as can be seen from recent events like droughts, oil-spills and increasing food prices.

Recognizing the need to save the diminishing water availability for agriculture, An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), and for the last 21 years, the UN World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March every year. This year the focus is on Water & Energy. It was in this background that the Water Technology Centre (WTC) of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi in partnership with Dhanuka Agritech Limited celebrated World Water Day by organizing a Conference for mass awareness of the stakeholders-farmers, scientists, NGOs 

Delivering the Presidential Address, Dr R.B. Singh, Chancellor of Central Agricultural University said that agriculture technology is the driving force for achieving the much needed food and nutritional security for the burgeoning population.  The National Water Policy enunciated increasing water- use efficiency at least by 20% from the present around 35%.  This calls for several major policy decisions including rational water pricing, reducing water footprints, overarching national legal framework for water governance.    Water and energy being scarce resources, more focused efforts are needed so that the available technological interventions with the research institutions like Water Technology Centre of IARI, in these interrelated important sectors are brought to the knowledge of the farmers.  He called for creating model sites demonstrating optimization of water and energy at the farm level.  Definitely Public-Private partnership between WTC and Dhanuka Agritech Limited – the two leaders in their own areas of activity can play a synergistic role for speedy transfer of improved water and energy technological interventions to the stakeholders.

In his thought provoking inaugural address, Dr H. S. Gupta, Director, IARI said that population growth; urbanization and growing consumption of water and energy continue to disrupt our fragile ecosystem. Elaborating further, he added that today around 2.8 billion people live in areas of high water scarcity and 2.5 billion have no or unreliable access to electricity. By 2035, both global energy and water consumption are expected to further increase by 50% and 85% respectively and therefore by proper appreciation of inter-linkages between water and energy, we can evolve climate resilient and robust green economies.

Dr B. R. Sharma, Coordinator, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka –India programme, an internationally acclaimed Water Management Scientist in his keynote address has emphasized that large part of the food security achieved by India is water insecure and highly energy intensive as groundwater has emerged the main source of irrigation. He also mentioned some of the successful examples to alleviate food-energy nexus like Jyotirgram Yojana in Gujarat and its variations in other States, regulation of paddy transplanting in Punjab and Haryana, temporary power connections to farmers during rabi season , farm ponds in MP; changes in the Groundwater Regulation Act in West Bengal. He appreciated the efforts for raising awareness, devising technical innovations and contributing to policy dialogues to ensure water, energy and food security for all.

Dr Ravinder Kaur, Project Director of the WTC, IARI while setting the stage for the World Water Day celebrations said instead of looking at energy and water as independent social challenges impacting environment, the stakeholders, including farmers need to be trained and educated for saving water and in turn energy. Highlighting the importance of public private partnerships for creating open innovation systems, she hoped that today’s joint celebration of World Water Day would lead to the implementable ideas and solutions to a myriad problems dogging the Indian agriculture, especially the judicious use of our limited precious resource - The Water.

During the Conference technical lectures on various aspects of water & energy were delivered by eminent scientists from institutions like IWMI, CIMMYT, WTC. All the participants also took an oath to educate and train the stakeholders about Water & Energy. Over 150 participants including Scientists of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Subject Matter Specialists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Officers of the Ministry of Agriculture/Water Resources, Progressive Farmers joined the celebrations

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Win your DREAM JEWELLERY contest by Velvetcase

Velvetcase.com announces “Win your DREAM JEWELLERY” online contest

- Click & Win!! -
 
 
March 2014: Ready, steady, Upload! Velvetcase.com, India’s custom made online jewellery portal, introduces the “Win your Dream Jewellery” contest for diamond lovers. Velvetcase.com gives you a chance to win your favorite diamond jewellery piece by just entering into this simple online contest.
 
The Dream Diamond Jewellery contest by Velvetcase.com entails the participant to
(1) Login with Facebook on Velvetcase website
(2) Upload the picture of your most cherished Diamond jewellery
(3) Invite your friends to vote for your design to gain the maximum votes
 
The contestant with the maximum votes will win their dream diamond jewellery for free (upto Rs. 50,000). The First and the Second runner up will get vouchers from Velvetcase.com worth Rs. 10,000 and the seven other top designs get premium jewellery pouches worth Rs. 2,500.
 
The Contest concludes on 31 March 2014, so gear up and start uploading now. Post the picture now and tell your friends, family and partner to jump on to ‘like’ your design to increase your votes. There will never be a better chance to get your favorite diamond piece for free!
 
The winner will be determined by a final count of votes on April 2, 2014.
 

Capgemini Named as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company

Capgemini Named as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute for the 2nd Year Running




New Delhi, March 21, 2014 – Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company®.

This is the second time that Capgemini has been honored with this award, which recognizes organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior. World’s Most Ethical Company honorees understand the correlation between ethics, reputation and daily interactions with their brand and that the award belongs as much to their associates, as it does to them. Capgemini is one of only six companies in the ‘business services’ industry honored this year.

Hervé Canneva, Ethics and Compliance Officer at Capgemini said “We are delighted to receive this award and to have our global ethical business practices recognized for a second year running. At Capgemini ethics, compliance and corporate social responsibility are a central part of both our Group policy and our client engagements. We recognize that ethics aren’t just a legal or reputational issue but instead are a key part of doing business in the 21st century.”

“The entire community of World’s Most Ethical Companies believe that customers, employees, investors and regulators place a high premium on trust and that ethics and good governance are key in earning it,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “Capgemini joins an exclusive community committed to driving performance through leading business practices. We congratulate everyone at Capgemini for this extraordinary achievement.”

The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ framework. The Ethics Quotient framework has been developed over years of effort to provide a means to assess an organization’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. The Ethics Quotient framework and methodology was determined, vetted and refined by the expert advice and insights gleaned from Ethisphere’s network of thought leaders and from the World’s Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel.

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (25%), reputation, leadership and innovation (20%), governance (10%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (25%) and culture of ethics (20%).
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The full list of the 2014 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees/.
Capgemini’s Ethics & Compliance Program was launched in 2009 by the Group Board of Directors. This program is based on the culture of ethics which has been a core part of the Group since its inception in 1967 by Serge Kampf. As part of this program, Capgemini set up a network of Ethics and Compliance Officers and launched a Code of Business Ethics, an Anti-corruption Policy and a Competition Laws Policy to reassert its values in every country in which it operates. The program is supported by a significant global training program with dedicated online training sessions for each of the three policies and several face-to-face training options.

Chingles pulls up yet another prank, this time the ‘Tutti Frutti’ way

Launches TVC for their new Tutti-frutti flavour of Chingles, the refreshing mini gums

New Delhi, 19 March 2014: India’s  leading confectionary brand ‘Chingles’, from the house of Dharampal Satyapal Group today announced the launch of a campaign for the new ‘Tutti-frutti’ flavour from Chingles, the refreshing mini gums. The 30 sec long TVC is in line with the existing campaign of the brand and introduces the new flavour in a typical Chingles way - pulling a prank and asking “Aaj Lee Kya?”
DS Group marked its foray into the Rs. 1600 crore gum category in 2011 with mini gums called ‘CHINGLES’. The new flavor ‘Tutti Frutti’ is also available in Rs. 1 sachet, Rs. 5 zipper and Rs. 10 Fliptop packs, just like the other existing Nimbu, Saunf and Mint flavours of Pass-Pass Chingles.
Speaking on the occasion,  Mr. Rajeev Jain, Senior General Manager, Marketing, Dharampal Satyapal Ltd, said, “At DS Group, we are committed to creating new and refreshing products & variants to provide innovative tastes to our customers. Our new flavor Chingles ‘Tutti Frutti’ has been developed keeping the same in mind.”
He further added, “‘Chingles’, has always been positioned as a lively brand that aims to bring friends and family together by playing fun filled pranks on each other to enliven their lives. The new TVC for ‘Chingles Tutti Frutti’ is packed with the same joy that will bring smile on the viewer’s face.”
Positioned as an antidote to seriousness, the new campaign introduces a new character LiLee who turns the tables on the Lee brothers- UngLee, KhujLee and GoogLee, by playing a prank on them. Created by Dentsu Marcom, the commercial is set to foot-tapping music and pays a tribute to the golden age of retro in the 70’s which had heroines dressed up in dazzling costumes and living in lavish houses.
The film builds up the mystery of someone coming. LiLee the new character is shown singing ‘Dekho Woh Aagaya!’ and waiting for someone to arrive. This invites the curiosity and interest of the Lee brothers. They line up outside her door and try to peep in through the key hole one by one, wondering who is coming. LiLee punctures their curiosity by suddenly opening the door and telling the brothers that it is the new Chingles flavour, Tutti Frutti that has arrived, thus taking the trip of the Lee brothers.
Titus Upputuru, National Creative Director, Dentsu Marcom, and the director of the film said, “The idea was to announce a new flavour. However, since the new variant is a continuation of the legacy of the existing Chingles mini gums, we decided to do it the Chingles way-- pull a prank. It was fun shooting the film.”
Creative Credits-:
National Creative Director: Titus Upputuru
Creative Director: Abhinav Karwal, Robbie Chhabra
Account management: Sunita Prakash, Payal Dhawan, Dhruv Lavania
Planning: Narayan Devanathan, Rabia Sooch
Art Director: Sumit Vashisht
Copywriter: Robbie Chhabra
Production House: Chrome Films
Producer: Prafull Sharma
Link to the video: http://we.tl/WoUXLY9bE2

Thursday, 20 March 2014

FUSION JADAU - Amalgamation of western designs and Indian gems

FUSION JADAU collection by Velvetcase.com

Amalgamation of western designs & Indian gems
 
 
Velvetcase.com, the one stop place to purchase the best in fine jewellery, brings to you its unique ‘Fusion Jadau’ collection. The collection celebrates the beauty of uncut diamonds in exquisite never-seen-before designs! Embodying exclusive contemporary designs the ‘Fusion Jadau’ collection represents a fine and distinctive combination of modern yet vintage Indian Jewellery that can be worn effortlessly with any attire.
 
The collection has an array of modern designs in rings and earrings boasting of quality craftsmanship and design. Ranging from smart office wear pieces to extravagant party stoppers, the collection has it all that it to ensure turning heads for another look!
 
Visit Veletcase.com to buy these unique jewellery pieces and add up your glamour!
 
Price: Rs 26,000/- Onwards
 
Available at: www.velvetcase.com
 

Velvetcase is the first of its kind unique ecommerce platform started with the passion to deliver a complete customized and transparent fine jewellery buying experience. Having partnered with world-class designers and manufacturers to assure high quality craftsmanship - every piece of Velvetcase collection is handpicked by experts who have more than 50 years of experience in global fashion trends.
 
Whether it is for an engagement, birthday/anniversary or any other personal celebration, all your fine jewellery needs can be catered to under one roof. Velvetcase is the only company where you can email your design and get it made for you – 100% certified and in genuine quality so you get what you are paying for!
 
With 15+ years of direct experience in jewellery business in US and India, the management team has acquired immense knowledge of quality craftsmanship and fashion trends. Our focus is now to build unmatched capabilities in customer experience, merchandising, technology, production, and logistics in order to become 'your personal jeweller for life.

Actress Tara Sharma Flower Petal's Holi at Breach Candy with Cancer Patients


  
This Holi was special for Kids who are suffering from cancer at Breach Candy as flower petals becomes color of the day. The Breach Candy Swimming Bath Trust organized an event for Asian Cancer Foundation 'C Kids', on Tuesday, wherein children suffering from cancer were celebrating Holi with lots of fun and had a party. The theme for the event was 'Holi... Rang Barse' and the kids had a memorable Holi experience playing Holi with fresh flower petals. Actress Tara Sharma was there to celebrate Holi with these children and seen grooving with the kids on some Bollywood Holi song. Magician, a caricature artist, a balloon sculpture and an art & craft activity workshop were held to entertain Kids.

The Asian Cancer Foundation was all praise to the BCSBT Charity sub-committee comprising of Mrs. Jeannette Anand, Mrs Kaya Shewakramani, Mr. Dipesh Mehta, Mrs. Geeta Dhote and Ms.Natasha Kewalramani for organizing and playing host to such a wonderful and thoughtful event for the C Kids.

Actress Sonam Kapoor, Lalitya Munshaw and Anup Jalota launch Ghazal Album



Last night Iskon Auditorium of Juhu was grooved by melodious voices of renowned Celebrities and singers. It was a Grand Launch of the Ghazal Album “Kuchh Dil Ne Kaha” by gorgeous and Fashion Icon of Bollywood Sonam Kapoor along with Javed Ali, Lalitya Munshaw, Anup Jalota, Ustad Ahmed -Mohammed Hussain and Harsh Brahmabhatt. Sonam Kapoor was seen enjoying the musical night with Lalitya Munshaw.  Lyricist Harsh Brahmbhatt who was overwhelmed with his writing he said, “It an honored to see my writings transformed into such beautiful Ghazals in such great voices. I appreciate the hard work and dedication which has been put behind this album.”

Artists Javed Ali, Anup Jalota, Lalitya Munshaw, Ustad Ahmed and Mohammed Hussain performed from the album. Their melodious performance made the evening beautiful and mesmerized the audience. Red Ribbon Managing Director Lalitya Munshaw shared her experience, she said: “The uniqueness of this album is that first time in Indian musical History all the maestros of all genres have sung in one album. I am extremely elated to bring so many maestros together on a common platform. I am hopeful that there are many more to follow from Red Ribbon.” Others present at the event were Anuj from Gitanjali.

Red Ribbon as a music production company and Re N Raga as a world class studio has always aimed to preserve the great heritage of Indian Music by producing new works of legendary artists which we have been done through this album”. The audience loved a vibrant video of the making of Music album.

Attic Studio presents Group show of women artists

Attic Studio showcases the work of eight courageous local female artists in an art exhibition.



It seeks to highlight the creative contribution and strength of women in our society.



Participating Artists : Allison Pinto , Devyani Parekh, Poonam Aggarwal, Ribaka Nikam, Reha Shishodia, Sheetal Gattani, Shefali Shah and Sunita Wadhawan.

The entry is open to all and their exhibition which will be on display from March 8th to March 22nd, 2014.

The gallery timings are Monday to Friday 11am to 6 pm and Saturday 11am to 2pm.

Attic Studio is placed at 

11 Rajabahadur Mansion, 3rd floor,
Homi Modi Street.
Opposite Details Showroom, Next to Piccolo Cafe.
Fort,
Mumbai 400 001
info@atticstudio.in # +917303003335

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

“Maharaja Ranjit Singh Polo Premier Challenge” brought back the game to Punjab after 75 years

        Punjab Saddlers bagged the coveted trophy by winning over Royal rangers by 6/4.5

 

·         The event was organized in the region with an objective to revive the game of Royal and Elite
Ludhiana, 10th March 2014: Associated with the purple of aristocracy and the royalty the world over, polo is not only a demonstration of strength but a remarkable expression of harmonizing ingenuity of the rider with the innate response of the trained horse.
The royal sport was brought back by Royal Punjab Polo with region’s first ever Polo championship “Maharaja Ranjit Singh Polo Premier Challenge” in Ludhiana. Three teams English Stallion, Punjab Saddlers and Royal Rangers, led by seasoned polo players Sameer Suhag, Dhruvpal Godara and Rajkumar Karan Vijay Singh battled for the title over the three days from 7th-9th march at the exquisite location of Ireo Waterfront. The other eminent players included ManupalGodara, Ashwini sharma, Vishal Singh, AnmolRatan Singh, Sachin Sarbalia and BaljinderDhillon.Punjab Saddlers won the coveted trophy by defeating Royal Rangers at 6/4.5.

The prestigious event, the brain child of Mr. Maninder Singh Sethi, President Maharaja Ranjit Singh Polo Federation, was dedicated to the revival of this Royal equestrian sport in the state. MRSPPC brought back the royal legacy, unmatched power, class and tradition and over the bar aggression to the land of kings. The first ever Polo championship of the state satiated the hunger for thrills and gush and the thirst for luxury and indulgence of the elite audience of the land.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Maninder Sethi, said, “We are making an attempt to make our sophisticated audience, imbibe the élan and ethos of polo. Punjabis are known for their valour and grandeur and Polo matches the verve and enthusiasm of Punjabis perfectly. The event is a historic moment as it is being organized for the first time post-independence .The heart of the event is the legacy of sport which is all about grandeur, gallantry and glamour.”
He further added, “The equestrian sport has a glorious history in Punjab too. Polo finds its heart in Punjab during the 19th century and spanned over generations in the royal circuit. The Patiala Tigers team of the Patiala Army won the coveted Viceroy’s Cup and Beresford Cup.  Punjab also produced the only ten handicappers India has ever produced apart from shaping some of the finest players in Polo like General Joginder Singh and General Jaswant Singh. How could we not put in efforts to bring back the heritage.”

On the day one, English Stallion lost to Punjab Saddlers by .5 score at 7/6.5. The inaugural day also saw a rally of exotic vintage cars. It was such a delight to the eyes of the audience.
The second day of the “Maharaja Ranjit Singh Polo Premier Challenge”was action packed, with the Royal Rangers and English Stallion putting up a great show for the onlookers. The fervour of the players was on an all-time high. Raj Kumar Karan Vijay Singh from the royal family of Jodhpur steered the Royal Rangers while the Arjuna award winner Sameer Suhaag lead the English Stallion.

The Royal Rangers lead at 3.5 / 0(English stallion) in the first Chukker and won the game at 6/5.5 over English Stallion.

The Grand Finale enthralled the audience with the extravagant sports car rally, exciting show by a pack of Harley Davidson riders and polo stunt performances.

The Grand Finale kicked off with showcase of Ludhiana’s finest Jaguars, Rolls Royces' and Audi's rallying and grabbing the limelight. The final match was played by the Royal Rangers and Punjab Saddlers which included some of the most competent Polo players in the world. Every second of the hour long game was thrilling. Chukker one saw the Punjab Saddlers take the lead with 2/0.  Royal Rangers put up a tough fight and scored 2.5 in the second chukker. Punjab saddlers remained at 3 in the second chukker. Royal rangers took left the Punjab saddlers behind with 4.5/3 in the third chukker. But Punjab Saddlers put up a fierce battle in the final chukker and won the match by 6/4.5.

Apart from the polo players of international repute, the show witnessed the presence of eminent personalities of Punjab like NeerajSaluja of SEL group , Daman Oswal, ADGP S.K. Sharma (ips), Rajataggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana;RahulSidhu, Sushil verma, Ashish Chowdhary, Dr. Vivek saggar, and Ajay nayyar amongst others. The lifestyle sporting event hosted by Excelsior ended with high spirits, credit to the players, action-packed match and manoeuvring feats demonstrated by the talented horses.


Wedding Asia fame Excelsior is an event management organization which initially came into being as a General Marketing Company in 2002. Set-up as a Creative Event management agency at Ludhiana, the organization has emerged out as a top agency providing a comprehensive range of promotional and public relations services. Within a short time frame the company has garnered a niche for itself in the event industry as an outstanding company. Excelsior Public Relations strives towards delivering nothing but the best in terms of its service and its events are always out-of-the-box and innovative. The organization has lays more stress on building long-term relationship with its clients and has over the years been a trusted name in the exhibition & event field.