Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Mumbai to go Beyond Boundaries with INK2014

The INK Conference celebrates its 5th year of bringing together innovative minds, amazing speakers and young change-makers from around the world for impactful action


Live HD streaming of the INK Conference at INK Live 2014 for students and young professionals at American School Of Bombay campus

MUMBAI, 30th September, 2014: The 5th edition of the INK Conference will be held at The Grand Hyatt, Mumbai and aims to provide a platform to a stellar group of achievers from diverse disciplines and geographies.  This year, the Conference goes ‘Beyond Boundaries’ and is inspired by the human capacity to defy labels, limitations and status quo to launch rockets to Mars, take on global challenges, and imagine a new future. With this year’s theme, INK2014 is looking to collectively gather inspirational thoughts, stories and perspectives of those who truly think beyond boundaries.
Spanning three days from October 31st to November 2nd, the conference will witness the participation of more than 50 speakers from various fields who will deliver their thought-provoking talks over 10 sessions, each uniquely named to represent path breaking ideation.

The Conference will also be streamed live and uncut to an audience of over 400people at the American School Of Bombay campus. INK Live 2014 will consist of collaborative workshops, direct interactions with select speakers from the Conference, engaging discussions and other fun filled learning activities with peers.

Commenting on hosting the INK Conference in the city of Mumbai,Lakshmi Pratury, Founder, Host and Curator of INK, said “INK conference is about building a community of like minded thinkers and doers who go on a journey of human imagination turned into global impact.  We are thrilled that the city of Mumbai with its multi talented humanity and the Grand Hyatt, which blends its superb hospitality with world class art collection are playing host to the 400 + global audience who would be gathering at INK”

The INK Conference is being co-hosted by eminent personalities including Daniel Kraft – Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist; David Rowan – the erudite editor of the UK edition of WIRED magazine; Jordan Brandt – Futurist at Autodesk; Neeraj Arora – the “business guy” at Whatsapp; Neil Mehta – listed in Fortune “30 under 30” finance deal makers; Shantanu Moitra – National Award winning Music Director, Composer and Vani Kola – one of the most successful Venture Capitalists in India.
Some of the renowned speakers spanning across a wide variety of disciplines and geographical regions include “Anupama Chopra  – a dynamic journalist and Bollywood chronicler; Henry Kaiser  – Musician; Kunal Bahl – Founder of Snapdeal; Neil Jacobstein  an authority on Robotics and Artificial intelligence andSharmeen Obaid-Chinoy  Oscar winning film maker”
The speakers also include members of this year’s INK Fellows Program which identifies young change-makers around the world such as Arunima Sinha - world’s first female amputee to climb Mount Everest; Anjney Midha – youngest partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Aurelie Chauleur- world music producer; Dhairya Dand & Daniel Leithinger  MIT Media Lab and INK Fellows; Neeraj Kakkar – Co-founder, Hector Beverages; Shipra Jain – CMO at Bluestone and Shravani Hagargi – Social entrepreneur from Hubli.
“We are thrilled to gather a great group of speakers and fellows whose accomplishments create a large economic as well as human impact added Lakshmi.

Pradeep Nair, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Autodesk, commented on the partnership with INK2014 stating, “Autodesk is proud to once again partner with the INK Conference.  Bringing together influencers and innovators from around the world, INK is a stimulating platform that helps turn ideas into actions that solve problems and shape our world. At INK 2014, Autodesk Technology Futurist Jordan Brandt will co-host the session “Back To the Future”, exploring the future of how the world will be designed and made. Participants will also enjoy the Autodesk Experience Zone, where they can interact with the latest technologies in manufacturing, architecture, engineering and entertainment.”

About INK
The unique stories that inspire and create today’s leading thinkers take center stage at INK. Just as ink serves as an essential medium to express thoughts, INK is committed to being an innovative platform that fosters disruptive thinking for a new future by spreading inspiring stories and innovative ideas – gathered from the most unexpected sources, which cause people to reexamine their world, goals and ambitions.

About INK Conference
This year, the INK Conference, which is the annual celebration of Thinkers and Doers from all walks of life, will be held in Mumbai between October 31st and November 2nd. Here, change-makers from diverse fields share their stories, ideas and perspectives. This is the forum where life changing connections and intense conversations occur and the experience has often been compared to a ‘Brain spa’ with thrilling ideas, thought provoking sessions, and breathtaking performances.
The Conference converts speakers’ talks into the familiar 3-18 minute format for online viewing at www.inktalks.com , free of cost.
To check out the complete schedule and the list of speakers along with their brief profiles visit http://www.inktalks.com/conferences/ink2014



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XLRI Hosted the 1st-ever Seminar on “Labour Law and Governance Reforms and Labour Rights in India in the Era of Globalization”

In Association with International Labour Organization (ILO) - Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV)



30th September, 2014:  
XLRI - Xavier School of Management, one of India’s premier B-Schools in collaboration withInternational Labour Organization - Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized the first ever seminar on“Labour Law and Governance Reforms and Labour Rights in India in the Era of Globalization” on 29thSeptember, 2014.

The seminar witnessed Trade Union Representatives, Representatives from ILO, Academicians and students debate and discuss upon diverse perspectives related to labour issues and rights. The seminar marked a first of its kind association between two very well established bodies, namely XLRI and ILO and also brought together Central trade union leaders from the INTUC (Indian National Trade Union Congress), BMS (Bhartaya Majdoor Sangh), CITU, HMS and AITUC to the same platform.

Some of the eminent guests at the seminar were Mr. RaghwanAsia Pacific Desk Officer, ILO ACTRAV, Bureau for Workers’ Activities, Geneva; Professor Dev Nathanthe Institute for Human Development, New Delhi;  Dr. Pravin Sinha, Indian Industrial Relations AssociationsProfessor Praveen Kumar Jha from Centre for Informal Ssector & Labour, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiTrade Union representatives, Mr. Chandrashekhar Prakash Singh and Mr. Shyam Sundar Sharma; Ms. Ramapriya Gopalkrishnan advocate from Madras and an ILO Consultant Madras High CourtMs. Christine Nathana former ILO ACTRAV official and currently an ILO Consultant.

The seminar was inaugurated by Fr. E Abraham, Director of XLRI, and Dr Pranabesh Ray, Dean (Academics) at XLRI and Prof. K. R. Shyam Sundar, Professor, HRM Area, XLRI along with the other guests.

At the event, both the Director and Dean addressed the topic of labour law reforms and its relevance pertinence in the current context, while Prof. K. R. Shyam Sundar, used data and statistics to question the relevance and legitimacy of the labour law and governance reforms.

The Trade union representatives across party affiliations threw light upon the dismal state of labour in the largest democracy of the world. “The working people throughout the country are going to face a severe onslaught on their rights and livelihood in the days to come from the corporate-servile polity in power at the Centre. Already, such a move is reported to be afoot in respect of a number of labour laws,” they commented.
The other speakers too went on to speak about how labour can no longer be treated as a mere commodity but as an equal stakeholder in organizations and criticised the ongoing labour law and governance reforms in India.

Prof. Praveen Jha said that amendments in the Factories Act propose to increase the threshold limit of employment for factories operating without power from 20 to 40 and from 10 to 20 for factories operating with power. Complaints against the employer about violation of this Act would not receive cognizance by a court without prior written permission from the state government.

Ramapriya Gopalakrishnan said at the event, “The proposal of the central government in Contract Labour Act will be applicable only to companies that employ more than 50 workers, against the current 20. Amendments to the Apprenticeship Act call for a third-party training provider, along with easing the rules to add more trades.”

Prof. K. R. Shyam Sundar, Professor, HRM Area, XLRI and the convener commented on the event, “The issue of labour rights in the era of globalization has become a huge area of concern in the current context. The 1st-ever seminar on labour law reforms and labour rights by XLRI is a timely event as some state governments and the central government have either passed or proposed a few critical labour law reform measures which will have significant implications for both employers and the workers. The seminar will bring out diverse perspectives on not only the topical theme of labour law reforms but the basic issues concerning labour rights”.

“ILO being a unique tripartite-ly structured United Nations Body and a universally recognized competent and legitimate global organization to deal with labour standards and regulations is keeping a close track on the developments concerning the labour law reform proposals in India. The involvement of ILO's Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) is truly significant.  It also heralds a possibility of a long-term productive interface between the ILO and XLRI, which would be mutually beneficial and reinforcing. Most importantly, the seminar affords a valuable opportunity for future business leaders in XLRI to be sensitized on crucial contemporary workplace-centric issues as well as important matters concerning labour rights. ," Prof. Shyam Sundar added.

​​ITM University, Gurgaon holds workshop for ‘Healthy Heart’ in collaboration with Health Care at Home for students


·         Healthcare experts of HCAH sensitize students about risk factors of heart ailments

·         Students made aware about cutting down on smoking and making lifestyle and dietary changes to counter the risks early on]

Gurgaon, September 29, 2014: ITM University, Gurgaon today conducted a health workshop – ‘Start Early to Keep Your Heart Healthy’ – in collaboration with Health Care at Home (HCAH), India’s first hi-tech, documented, quality homecare service provider, to raise awareness among its students about the risk factors of heart diseases and how to reduce the incidence of heart disorders.

In India, cardio vascular diseases (CVDs) are a major health concern, with women and youngsters too now falling prey to heart-related ailments. High-level of stress, sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary habits and rising incidence of smoking are major reasons behind early diagnosis of heart disorders among the youngsters.

During the day-long workshop, the healthcare experts of HCAH apprised the students about measures that the students must take to cut the risk factors of heart problems. While Dr Gaurav Thukral, Head Medical Services, HCAH, briefed the students on the factors that are responsible for cardiac ailments such as genetics, smoking and less physical activity,Kanika Malhotra, Sr Clinical Nutritionist, HCAH, shared information on dietary habits and changes to be made in the lifestyle to keep heart fit and healthy.

Heath Care at Home, a joint venture between Burman family, promoters of India’s leading natural health care products maker Dabur, and founders of Healthcare at Home, UK, provides at-home post-cardiac surgery services and nutrition counseling for cardiac patients in Delhi-NCR, besides its other services.

“Gone are the days when only people in their 60s used to grapple with cardio vascular disorders. Now the scenario has changed with people in mid-30s reportedly suffering from cardiac problems. In today’s environment, smoking has become very common among youngsters, which is apparently taking a toll on their heart health. Sedantary lifestyle and genetic factors are contributing factors which make matters worse for heart. For these reasons, heart disorders are increasing in the country. So it is high time to educate the young guns to be

aware of the risk factors and avoid heart problems from happening by adopting a healthy lifestyle,” said Dr Thukral.

Over 200 students participated in the workshop and sought personalized nutrition assessment for keeping heart in good shape. Ms Malhotra shared dietary tips on oil consumption, inclusion of protective foods in diet, besides sharing information on how eating foods rich in vitamin C such as citrus fruits, capsicum, amla can help decrease the urge to smoke.
“Indians are already pre-disposed to heart conditions and the trend of shift in age towards the lower side is worrying. Youngsters today are involved in lot of activities and put their health in peril. They have to be cautious about their health. When heart diseases have begun to show signs in younger people, some concrete steps need to be taken. As a University which value its students, we decided to organize a health workshop on World Heart Day for them and sensitize them about the risk factors related to heart ailments and how to counter them,” said Prof B S Panwar, Vice Chancellor, ITM University, Gurgaon.

Diet charts were also provided to the students and the day-long event culminated with a question and answer session.

Rajni and Deepika of Berkeley HealthEDU (BHE), which is the training partner of Health Care at Home, conducted the session. BHE also provides training to nursing and medical staff of HCAH

Value 360 Communications joins hands with ‘CRPF Half Marathon-Run for Unity’

Value 360 Communications joins hands with 
‘CRPF Half Marathon-Run for Unity’ as
the digital support partner


Event to be flagged off by the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar


New Delhi, September 30, 2014The digital media division of Value 360 Communications, one of India’s leading Public Relations Consultancies has joined hands with the noble initiative undertaken by the Central Reserve Police Force: the ‘CRPF Marathon-Run for Unity.’ The agency will provide innovative and strategic digital and social media support for the event being held on the 12th of October 2014, in New Delhi. Value 360 Communications will chart the digital media communication strategy for the event which seeks to revisit the saga of valiant Indian soldiers whose contributions towards the country and society often fade into oblivion.
Speaking on the tie-up, Kunal Kishore Sinha, Founder-Director at Value 360 Communications, said,“We are indeed honoured and proud to be the exclusive digital media partners for this unique and venerable initiative being undertaken by the CRPF. With our team of highly-trained and sensitized social and digital media experts, we hope to do complete justice to the true spirit of the armed forces while creating adequate momentum for the main event. The objective of our association with the CRPF is to turn the spotlight on the courage, valor, gallantry, sincerity and selflessness demonstrated by the forces. It truly deserves the nation’s salute.”
The CRPF Half Marathon-Run for Unity will be flagged off by cricketing legend and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sachin Tendulkar. The Half Marathon is anticipated to be a mega event, where the people of India will be able to run side by side with the jawans of the CRPF in a manifestation of their unity, solidarity and respect. The Marathon will start at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, and advancing the race ahead, the route will turn towards the iconic India Gate.

Value 360 Communications is one of India’s leading PR Agencies and a leader in the area of specialty communications services including Digital Media Promotion, Event Management, Investor and Analyst Relationship, Crisis Communications, Integrated Marketing, Strategic Counsel and Media Relations. It is a part of the Huntsworth Group, headquartered in London. The firm has been formed with an objective of offering focussed, practical, and measurable integrated communications programmes. The firm is also the acknowledged leader in the technology communications space in India.
It is backed by a powerful network of more than 100 staff members across offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Lucknow and has a pan-India presence through its strong affiliate network of 36 regional Partners.

Huntsworth (LSE: HNT) is a public limited company headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Huntsworth is an international public relations and integrated healthcare communications group operating from 70 principal offices in 32 countries. The group operates in the consumer, financial, public affairs, integrated healthcare and technology sectors. Huntsworth is a world-class global public relations and integrated healthcare communications group operating from 73 principal offices in 31 countries. Strategically aligned under four principal consultancy brands: Citigate, the leading financial brand; Grayling, the world’s second largest independent consultancy; Huntsworth Health, integrated healthcare communications specialists and Red, one of the leading multi-specialist public relations consultancies; we are now successfully positioned for accelerated growth.  

A. R. Rahman launches album ‘Raunaq’ dedicated to Vogue Empower

Lead track ‘Laadli’ in collaboration with Kapil Sibal and Lata Mangeshkar echoes women’s empowerment 

September 29th, 2014: Music maestro AR. Rahman launched his latest album, Raunaq,with Sony Music, pledging it to Vogue India’s social awareness initiative Vogue Empower at Blue Frog, Mumbai. The lead track of the album ‘laadli’ has been created in collaboration with Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court Mr. Kapil Sibal, who has given the lyrics and Ms. Lata Mangeshkar, who is the voice of the song together with Mr. AR. Rahman. ‘Laadli’ reflects the theme of women’s empowerment. The album is available on Sony Music.

Mr. Alex Kuruvilla, Managing Director, Condé Nast India said, “Vogue Empower is an important and powerful milestone in Vogue India’s journey. As we celebrate our seventh anniversary this year, we thought it opportune that we use our equity and clout to generate tangible change in an area that affects women of all generations, across all social spheres. As influencers across various fields pledge their support to the cause of women’s empowerment by lending their skills and resources, Vogue India reinforces the role it’s been playing so far—that of a powerful voice and a catalyst of change. We are excited to collaborate with personalities like Mr AR. Rahman, Mr Kapil Sibal and Ms Lata Mangeshkar who have together created a beautiful composition ‘laadli’. And we are particularly elated that Mr. A.R. Rahman has pledged to dedicate an entire album to the cause of women’s empowerment. This is amazing.”

Ms. Priya Tanna, Editor of Vogue India introduced the Vogue Empower initiative and that Vogue India has launched this initiative to celebrate its seventh anniversary this October. The October Anniversary issue of Vogue India which is all about women’s empowerment was unveiled in the presence of Mr. A. R. Rahman, Mr. Alex Kuruvilla and Ms. Priya Tanna. The cover features twelve opinion makers and influencers who are some of Vogue India’s key ‘Agents of Change’ including Mr. AR. Rahman.

Ms. Priya Tanna, Editor, Vogue Indiawho has conceived the Vogue Empower initiative said, Vogue Empower is the most ambitious project that we've undertaken. When we launched this social awareness initiative for women to coincide with the seventh anniversary of Vogue India, we knew the intent had to translate into an impact creating outcomeWe are excited, charged and inspired by the initiative and the incredible response it has garnered. At the very beginning when we made our wish list of dream collaborators, Mr. A.R. Rahman’s name figured

prominently and unanimously so it's both a matter of pride and joy that we garnered his support on Vogue Empower. We have full belief that Raunaq will play an integral role in raising and spreading awareness on women and their issues which need a voice, an audience and a call to action. The message is simple - It starts with you!”

Mr. AR. Rahman, Mr. Kapil Sibal together with Mr. Sanujeet Bhujabal, Marketing Director, Sony Music India presented a plaque of acknowledgment to Mr. Alex Kuruvilla and Ms. Priya Tanna and unveiled Mr. AR. Rahman’s album Raunaq- A conversation of Music and Poetry. The video of the title track ‘laadli’ played out for all to enjoy.

Mr AR. Rahman said, “I PLEDGE to spread the message of Vogue Empower by dedicating my latest album, Raunaq, to this campaign. The album echoes the significance of the cause, women’s empowerment, with the song and video, Laadli, created in collaboration with Kapil Sibal and Lata Mangeshkar. ”

Mr Kapil Sibal added, “Laadli is the raunaq of life. She is central to the album. She is central to life”

Raunaq is a unique first time collaboration between the legendary A.R. Rahman and the multi-talented Kapil Sibal. Written by Mr. Kapil Sibal and composed by A. R. Rahman, the album is a conversation of music & poetry that takes you on a journey of varied emotions. A. R. Rahman has also played the role of a visual story teller and has conceived the narrative of the lead music video. The album features 7 songs sung by the best artists from the music industry including Lata Mangeshkar, Chitra, Shreya Ghosal, Mohit Chauhan, Shweta Pandit and Jonita Gandhi. 

Sony Music will ensure that the album is available across all leading digital platforms and music stores. Adding onMr SanujeetBhujabal, Marketing Director, Sony Music India said, “We began our relationship with Rahman over 15 years ago and have worked with him on numerous award winning projects. Raunaq is one such album which has a different sound and each song is lyrically rich. Today, we dedicate this album to Vogue Empower, a social awareness initiative that draws attention to women's empowerment and we are proud to support this cause.”

Monday, 29 September 2014

The flashing tail light in cars glow: Thanks to Macrolex® from LANXESS!



Mumbai, September, 2014: In addition to its established portfolio of synthetic iron oxide pigments, LANXESS, the global specialty chemicals company, also offers soluble organic dyes in a variety of shades and is the only multinational manufacturer with this offering. Identified as brand Macrolex®, these dyes dissolve in a molecular form in plastics. They are not only known for their excellent color strength but are easy to use (no dispersion and causes no mechanical damage to the polymer) and are stable even through changes in  temperature. They are ideally suited for the coloring of amorphous polymers such as PS, PC, ABS, PMMA, PET and their blends. In fact, the transparent coloring of glass-clear plastics is only possible with soluble dyes such as Macrolex®. These include end applications like water bottles (PC), water and beer bottles (PET), PMMA/ PC car taillights and toys (ABS) among others. In India, LANXESS is particularly well-positioned to address the colorant needs of automotive plastics like electrical parts in cars through Macrolex® dyes. LANXESS is a leading supplier of these dyes to masterbatch manufacturers in India and leads the market especially in the applications of red shade.

Macrolex® dyes are used to obtain different translucent and opaque shades in combination with inorganic pigments and are suited for applications with high temperatures, where most organic pigments begin to degrade. These dyes dissolve completely in the plastics which melt atthe respective processing temperatures of the thermoplastic. In effect, this means maximum color yield and high reproducibility of color formulations; irrespective of the dispersing speed of the equipment used.

They are soluble in organic solvents like aromatics, esters, chlorinated hydrocarbons. They are insoluble in water or, in dilute aqueous solutions of acetic acid or alcohol. This property is important for consumer goods, food packaging and children's toys made of colored plastics, because the dye cannot bleed into the respective media.

A new era in coloring plastics has been ushered with Macrolex® Gran, one of the first microgranulated dyes ever. They are efficient, cost-effective and are easier to process as compared to powder dyes. The outstanding properties of Macrolex® have been put together in a granular form, making LANXESS one of the few manufacturers in the world who has been able to achieve an all-round improvement in the quality of soluble dyes. Available in granules, Macrolex® Gran offers brilliant tints, lightfastness and stability. They also offer customers the following advantages:
§         Easier process-ability - It has better solubility and is therefore easier to process. The microgranules are dispersed quickly, evenly and completely. They can thus also be metered exactly.
§         Safe - The high purity results in improved safety in children's toys and packaging for cosmetics and foods.
§         Virtually no residues -The microfine particles have very good flow properties that allow containers to be emptied almost completely before disposal. Production units are much easier to clean.
§         Very low dust formation -They generate much less dust than powder dyes. Handling is therefore, much cleaner, more environmentally friendly and has a lower impact on health.
§         Reduced capacities –Due to its low volume, it is economical to store, transport and process.
High quality - Compared with most conventional powder dyes, they are characterized by their consistent high quality. They are known 

Speaking in Tongues



New Delhi, September 29, 2014: Center Fruit is one of the biggest brands in the sugar confectionery category in India today and has achieved exponential growth over the last couple of years. The brand has made tongues go ‘laplap’ and audiences go ‘LOL’ for nearly a decade through crazy commercials like Phone Booth, Human ATM and Jugalbandi.

Last year, the brand’s ‘Waiter’ TVC stood out as one of the most viewed and most loved ads across product categories. It also won several accolades in various award forums.

Center Fruit’s tagline ‘Kaisi Jeebh Laplapaye’ has come a long way since its inception. In its latest avatar, the brand has taken this proposition forward with the new ‘Language Classes’ campaign. The insight of the film derives from the fact that most foreign languages are difficult to learn and take time to master. If only there was a language class that allowed us to instantly learn a new language. The film opens on a simpleton with an unexpected problem – he has trouble serenading Japanese women. So he joins an unconventional language class whose teaching method involves showing the student a Center Fruit. On seeing the chewing gum, the man’s tongue starts going ‘laplap’ uncontrollably and in the process he learns fluent Japanese and even wins over his dream girl.

The campaign has been created by Ogilvy and has gone on air across GECs, Music, Movies and Kids channels from 30thSeptember ‘14. “Laplapana has become synonymous with Center Fruit. This gives us the freedom to put this tongue wagging to quirky uses. Each new commercial is an exercise in madness and there's always the pressure of outdoing the last TVC" says Anurag Agnihotri, Executive Creative Director at O&M, Mumbai.
                               
Commenting on the launch of the new campaign Mr. Nikhil Sharma, Director – Marketing, Perfetti Van Melle India says “Center Fruit is one of our biggest brands and its irresistible flavors enjoy strong loyalty across the country. To match up to the scale of the brand, we need to up the ante with every new commercial. We hope that the new ‘Language Classes’ commercial succeeds in capturing the imagination of our loyal consumers.”

Agency Credits:

Creative:
Abhijit Avasthi - National Creative Director
Anurag Agnihotri – Executive Creative Director
Ashish Naik – Senior Creative Director

Account Management:
Kapil Arora, President – Branch Head, Ogilvy North
Vishwajeet Rana, Sr. Vice President – Account Management
Parul Madaan, Management Supervisor
Ankita Singh, Account Supervisor

Production House Credits:
Production House – Soda Films
Rajesh Krishnan – Director
Ameya Dahibavkar – Producer

A ‘hand-full’ of beauty: At this year’s Dandiya nights, make your hennaed hands the most striking

Dr Ranjan Upadhyaya, Dermatologist, Desmoderm skin clinic, Delhi



It is a centuries-old tradition of decking up your hands with patterns of deftly crafted artistic designs but it never fails to excite. The sight of a henna cone is always attractive for a woman and festivals are just the right excuse to display your beautifully patterned hands.

While you do everything to make sure your henna color turns out to be the darkest -- applying clove oil and lemon –what about the hands themselves? Why not make your hands the most beautiful part of your body before colored patterns leave them all the more striking.

Mostly for women, their face their only skincare focus with all their beauty regimen revolving around it. No wonder, hands often become the most prominent giveaways when it comes to betraying your age or displaying the damage caused on skin due to daily wear and tear.

The hands are parts of the body that we expose to a lot of wear and tear, by frequent use of soap & detergents and exposing to sun light. These stresses contribute to skin dryness when the natural fat in the skin barrier is diminished. And while we take care of the needs of our face, we only seldom extend our regimen to the hands.

This year, as you gear up to celebrate Navratri, get all decked up in a lehnga- chunni with henna on your palms, and dance to the tunes of Garba and Dandiya, make sure your hands look beautiful like never before. A session with Restylane Vital skinboosters can give perfect beauty radiance to your hands.

“Women often come to us expressing displeasure at the way their hands look. Even when their faces are radiant as ever, their hands would look dull, pale and wrinkled with veins protruding out. While a regular regime of manicure would be needed every two months and would consume time, a brief session with Restylane Vital skinboosters would give wonderful results, replenishing the lost beauty of the hands from within. What more, the impact of the procedure lasts for almost a year.

Using microinjections, stabilized hyaluronic acid is implanted into the outer layers of the skin and works naturally to hydrate the skin from within. Restylane Vital Skinboosters is a new age therapy that moisturizes the skin from within and replenished the lost reserves of moisture as hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic substance that attracts water and helps retain moisture into the skin. This not only makes the hands look younger, but also more beautiful and bright. It diminishes appearance of veins, improves skin tone and luster, restores hydrobalance and increases skin elasticity.

Experts say men and women often ignore their hands and neck, when it comes to their beauty regimes. Often we even fail to follow the basic minimum routine of moisturizer and sunscreen when it comes to hands.

The skin on the back of your hands is different from the skin in the palm of your hands. There are no hair follicles in the palm of your hands and the skin is thicker, which makes the skin on the underside more resistant to wear and tear. However, this is not so for the back of the hands, which start looking aged and wrinkled earlier.

“As the trend of looking young and beautiful spreads, women today are inarguably becoming more concerned about their hands. Some are extremely particular about ensuring regular manicure routines to push the signs of ageing, others are open to cosmetic procedures to reverse the signs. Unlike the face, making hands look younger is more difficult given the thinness of the skin at the back of the hands. However, a session with Restylane Vital can drastically change the way your hands look. Especially when you are preparing to flaunt a beautiful finger ring or henna.

When used on the face, Restylane Vital can bring your lost glow back and give your skin a perfect hydrated look. The loss of hyaluronic acid is one of the most important causes of wear and tear and lack of elasticity that our skin shows. Once replenished into the skin, it works just the way it would work naturally to bring glow and radiance back to your face.

Kohinoor Hospital trains Mumbai Police for Tactical First Aid to save lives

On occasion of World Heart Day- Kohinoor Hospital gave Mumbai Police CPR Training, Tactical First Aid Kits To Save Lives.

In keeping with the theme for 2014 ‘Creating heart-healthy environments’, Kohinoor Hospital in Kohinoor City, Kurla-Vidyavihar, decided to impart appropriate training and give first-aid kits to Mumbai police personnel to mark the historic World Heart Day so that they can swing into action when faced with medical emergencies and do their best to save lives. 


Second left Ms. Pallavi Shivalkar, CPR Trainer, Kohinoor Hospital educates Mumbai Police on a CPR training along with Mr. B G Shekhar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mumbai organized by Kohinoor Hospital, on occasion of World Heart Day

Ranbaxy releases the findings of a pan-India study which reveals growing prevalence of dyslipidemia


September 29, 2014: 
This World Heart Day, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, amongst India’s largest pharmaceutical company, released the findings of a pan-India study, revealing that more than 27 percent of patients with one or more cardiovascular risk factors had high levels of bad cholesterol (LDL> 130 mg/dL) while 42.8 percent have elevated blood triglycerides (TG > 150 mg/ dL). Highlighting the mounting prevalence of dyslipidemia in Indians, the study was conducted on patients who visited the clinic during study period.

Dr. G. P. Ratnaparkhi, Cardiologist, Mumbai explains, “Needless to say, Challenges are multifaceted in curbing the burden of CVD in India sedentary lifestyles, wrong eating patterns, lack of regular physical activity and noncompliance to therapy when diagnosed with dyslipidemia have led to a steep rise in the number of people suffering from CVDs. While India is already known as the diabetic capital of the world, at this rate we will be soon be on the road to the highest global incidence of CVDs. Unfortunately, there is a lack of published reports on Indian patients which acts as a roadblock for doctors when it comes to creating awareness among people about the risks of heart disease. ”

Fortis Healthcare wins the prestigious Porter Prize 2014 for Value Based Healthcare


Gurgaon, September 29, 2014: Fortis Healthcare has been awarded the prestigious 2014 ‘Porter Prize, for Value Based Healthcare’. The prize was given in recognition of the company’s outstanding performance in the industry and for redefining the idea of patient care and fundamentally challenging the economic models within the industry.
Mr Aditya Vij, CEO, Fortis Healthcare Ltd., together with the senior leadership team at Fortis, received the award at a glittering ceremony following the National Competitiveness Forum (NCF), held in New Delhi.

The Porter Prize is named after Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School, a living legend widely regarded as the father of modern business strategy. He is a leading authority on competitive strategy, competitiveness and economic development of nations and has been feted globally for his application of the principles of competition to social problems such as healthcare, environment and corporate responsibility. Professor Porter has been recognised as the world’s most influential thinker on management and competitiveness.
The Porter Prize encourages businesses to compete on the basis of value creation, innovation and strategy. The awards debuted in India in 2012. The recognition is highly valued because of the stringent scrutiny and assessment companies have to go through to win the award. The selected companies underwent a rigorous strategy audit by an eminent jury, before the winners were selected.

Commenting on the win, Mr Aditya Vij, said, “It is a proud moment for us. The last few years have accentuated the attractiveness of India as a destination for investment and this has led us to further emphasise the importance of India in our growth plan. We have also initiated several transformational initiatives to raise our game to the next level. This award is in recognition of the fact that our strategy is taking the right trajectory to expand access to high quality healthcare in the country.”

The National Competitiveness Forum, held prior to the awards ceremony, brought together private sector leaders, renowned thinkers and civil society representatives to discuss solutions to the pressing and emerging issues. Economic Geography and Competitiveness, Technology and Competitiveness, Enabling Industrial Development and Realigning Institutions, were some of the key themes deliberated upon by the eminent panel of national and international speakers. The Fortis CEO was part of a discussion.
The event was organised by the India Council on Competitiveness, a joint initiative of the US Council on Competitiveness and the Institute for Competitiveness, India. The Institute for Competitiveness, India, is dedicated to disseminating research and knowledge on competition and strategy, pioneered over the last 25 years by Professor Porter of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School (ISC, HBS), USA.

About Fortis Healthcare Limited
Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Singapore, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 66 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), over 10,000 potential beds and approx. 280 diagnostic centres. In a global  study of the 30 most technologically advanced hospitals in the world, its flagship, the Fortis Memorial Research Institute’ (FMRI), was ranked No.2, by ‘topmastersinhealthcare.com, and placed ahead of many other outstanding medical institutions in the world.