Monday, 28 September 2015

OBEETEE introduces its Boho Collection of contemporary carpets

New Delhi, September 2015: OBEETEE, one of the largest handmade rug makers in India and one of the oldest hand-woven rug companies in the world, has introduced its Boho Collection.

The Boho collection treads the path not taken and sets its own conventions and practices. Inspired from Asian tribal patterns, the beautiful motifs of this collection express inner feelings and thoughts. A spectrum of colours are used for this, ranging from blues to brown, greys with mineral greens and naturals with bold, gold shades are layered with a unique wash that retains the rugs timeless appeal.

OBEETEE was established in 1920 and today is India's leading producer and exporter of exquisite hand knotted, hand tufted and flat woven carpets. For almost a hundred years, OBEETEE has helped preserve the ancient form of carpet making, as well as empowering weavers in the remotest part of the country. With unparalleled professionalism and a relentless dedication to quality, OBEETEE manufactures and globally distributes premier hand woven carpets providing timeless beauty for generations to come. OBEETEE is the first company to receive the coveted SA 8000:2001 certification for Social Accountability and adheres to strict standards in every area of conduct-from working hours and collective bargaining to workers’ safety and health. The company strongly supports children education, access to sanitation, women’s economic empowerment in the villages where it operates.

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OBEETEE is one of the largest handmade rug makers in India and one of the oldest hand-woven rug companies in the world. OBEETEE’s outstanding quality and reputation have earned the interest of many famous and notable people, including her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Founded as Oakley Bowden & Taylor in 1920, OBEETEE has grown to 650 permanent employees and works with 20,000 independent artisans who are engaged in weaving and processing our rugs in India. Thanks to their efforts, OBEETEE is the leading producer and exporter of hand-knotted, hand tufted and flat-woven carpets in India. OBEETEE is the world’s first wool mark licensee for hand-knotted carpets. OBEETEE has the greatest in-house capabilities of any rug-maker in India, thanks to their modern dyeing plant and inspired design department. The OBEETEE colour bank holds over 4,000 colour-fast shades of wool. The designers at OBEETEE constantly study new textures and fresh combinations, to ensure the production of the finest quality rugs available in India. OBEETEE cares for the artisans and the environment as much as they care about the quality of their products. Their environment friendly power systems run mainly on gas-derived biomass. The company looks after the extended families of its workers and ensures use of safe dyes and chemicals. Internationally recognized as the premier source for the finest of handmade carpets in India, OBEETEE has received countless national awards for being the country's largest and most reputable exporter. OBEETEE Pvt. Ltd. is based in Mirzapur, India, on the Grand Trunk Road between Delhi and Kolkata. Progressive, dynamic and ethical, OBEETEE is constantly striving to offer the best quality products and a lifetime of beauty and delight to its customers.

RailYatri joins hands with WeChat to help travellers on the move

The innovative partnership will enable train travellers get live and unique train information on the social messaging app, while on the go

New Delhi, 25th September, 2015:, India’s leading multi-modal train travel information provider, collaborated with WeChat, one of the leading social communications apps in the country to provide quick train information to travellers on the go. Users can access the Official Account of RailYatri, powered by unique crowd-sourced and curated information for train travellers, on WeChat. In this endeavour to serve train travellers better and in time, train information will be provided by RailYatri on the WeChat app.

There is always a dearth of information regarding train travel in India, causing passengers to make uninformed decisions that hamper their experiences. Being the most dependable and popular train app in India, RailYatri wants to address the needs of a train traveller wherever and whenever needed, with its treasure trove of information and insights. Therefore, to associate with WeChat, one of the most popular messaging apps, is a brilliant step ahead to help passengers with necessary information at a glance.

Today’s smartphone users seek instant information on the go and they can have that by accessing RailYatri through WeChat. “In our endeavour to reach out to every train traveller, this is our next step. We needed a platform that will help us resolve travellers’ queries, problems and provide viable advises in real time. WeChat would help us connect with a larger audience in lesser time,” says Manish Rathi, CEO and co-founder,

WeChat, with the array of helpful features can help RailYatri resolve travellers’ problems faster and help them make informed decisions. 

Nilay Arora, Country Head and Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, WeChat Indiasays, “We have always strived towards bringing the most engaging and useful experiences to our users. This collaboration with RailYatri is another step towards this direction where we aim to connect our users with useful information and utility services. We are hopeful that our users will derive maximum value from this collaboration.”

This collaboration will help train passengers get timely information to make better travel decisions. It will also help RailYatri reach out to a larger pool of users faster and on the go.

The brainchild of seasoned experts from IITs and IIM – KapilRaizada, SachinSaxena; and Manish Rathi with over 20 years of engineering experience – RailYatri is changing the ecosystem of train travel in India. The leading unique train travel content creator provides the most comprehensive information on trains, passenger amenities, food, time tables, platform information, speed of the train, personalized alerts on service disruption, new/special train announcements and much more via the mobile apps, mobile web and SMS. 

WeChat envisions and innovates new ways for people to connect, communicate and share. A mobile social communication app designed for smartphone users, WeChat is one of the world's fastest growing social apps with hundreds of millions of users internationally. WeChat empowers users in fun and dynamic ways, by bringing together messaging, social communication and games in one seamless, interactive experience, with comprehensive privacy and security settings that can be tailored as needed. WeChat provides a central point of control for users to share voice, photos, videos, and text messages across their entire social eco-system. Through Official Accounts, WeChat allows brands to deliver rich and high-touch appealing content experiences to engage with and grow their communities. WeChat is available free to download on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows operating system.

Learn more about WeChat and download the app at
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Dive into the world of WeChat through Chatterbox, WeChat’s blog:
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An Evening with Nederburg

From the house of Aspri Spirits

September 2015, Mumbai– Raise a toast to Nederburg, South Africa’s most awarded wine this monsoon. An all occasion favourite, whether you are on a date with your loved or enjoying the moments in solitude, the Nederburg Wine Masters Reserve Pinotage is the perfect companion
The Aromas of ripe plum, berries, oak and spice with a hint of cigar box makes it the perfect date wine.

Nederburg is South Africa’s most decorated name in wine and a winner of more international and domestic awards than any other wine in the country. They were recently judged the most successful producer on the SA Trophy Wine Show. The winery itself was an inaugural winner of the International Wine Tourism Award for Cape Town, presented by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. The brand’s universal appeal lies in Nederburg’s ability to make classically structured wines with fruit-rich flavours. Their hallmark combination of finesse and fruit is evident in all their wines.

Retail Price (Mumbai):

750 ml bottle at Rs.2095

Aspri Spirits Private Limited was established in 2004. The company today represents some of the finest brands in the world of Wines and Spirits and has emerged as a leading player in the alcoholic beverage segment. The company with its commitment to ensure highest quality standards focuses on the sales, marketing and distribution is dedicated to building premium international brands in travel retail and domestic markets across the Indian sub-continent.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

The VFX extravaganza - PULI

Mumbai ,26th September 2015The VFX for upcoming fantasy adventure film Puli has been done by Mr. Kamalakannan who has previously  worked on VFX for S. S. Rajamouli's Magadheera and Makkhi.

While in SS Rajamouli's Makkhi there were 1200 Vfx shots, 1600 in Magadheera and 2000 in his historical war film Baahubali, Puli has a whooping 2400 VFX shots.

Kamalakannan says, "Initially we were planning to have 2600 Vfx scenes in Puli, but later we reduced it to 2400 due to some constraints. But even after reducing the shots are more than Baahubali."

The Vfx for Puli has been done in 8 different studios across the world in counties such as India, St. Petersburgh in Russia, Ukraine and Armenia.

Some interesting characters completely created in VFX and can be seen in the trailer are the One Eyed Monster, Giant Tortoise, Black Panther and many more which will be revealed in the movie.

Prostate Cancer – The Manopause

·         1 in 5 men suffer from prostate cancer in their lifetime
·         Sunshine can protect against prostate cancer
·         Dietary changes can reduce prostate cancer risk drastically

Prostate is a walnut sized male reproductive gland located in front of the stool passage (rectum), at the base of urine bag (urinary bladder) surrounding the urine outlet pipe (urethra). In a normal adult, it weighs around 20 grams. The size of this gland increases slowly with age. This is known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). But, it may grow too large causing problems. This condition is very common in males over 50 years of age. BPH is non-cancerous enlargement. Prostate cancer is often seen in men after 60 years of age. It is the second most common cancer in men (after lung cancer) and the second major cause of death for elderly men. 1 in 5 men get diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.

There are often no early prostate cancer symptoms. Many men never get to know that they are suffering from prostate cancer at early stages. Symptoms of ANY prostatic problem include frequency of urination (increase in the number of times), urgency to urinate (becomes unavoidable and urgent), straining (forceful trying to empty the bladder), hesitancy while urination (weak stream of urine), urging even after urination (incomplete/unsatisfied emptying feeling), burning/pain during urination (dysuria), dribbling of urine even after voiding urine, some amount of blood in urine (hematuria), frequency of urine at night (nocturia), and/or uncontrolled outflow of urine. The early symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Prostate Cancer are nearly the same as these are not symptoms of the cancer disease. Instead, these symptoms are caused due to the blockage from the cancerous growth in the prostate in cancer patients and by the enlargement of prostate tissue in BPH cases.
Symptoms of advanced prostate cancer may include dull, deep pain or stiffness in the pelvis, lower back, ribs, or upper thighs; pain in the bones of those areas; loss of weight and appetite; tiredness, nausea, or vomiting; swelling of the lower extremities; weakness or paralysis in the lower limbs, often with constipation. According to Dr. Sameer Khanna, Senior Consultant, urologist, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, in prostate cancer there is a10% chance of the disease to pass from one generation to other. Which means that it’s an hereditary disease and every person with family history of prostate cancer should undergo prostate screening.
The presence of prostate cancer may be indicated by symptomsphysical examinationprostate-specific antigen (PSA), or biopsy. Treatment generally involves surgery, various forms of radiation therapyproton therapy or, cryosurgery. Hormonal therapy and chemotherapy are generally reserved for advanced disease cases.

Dr. Gautam Banga, Consultant urologist andrologist and geneto-urinary renconstructive surgeon, SCI Hospital advices that some dietary changes can help maintain good prostate health and may help ward off cancer. Lycopene and selenium reduces the danger of prostate cancer very fast. Vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower contain isothiocyanates, which are phytochemicals and antioxidants that are protective for prostate cancer. Fish and vegetable oils high in omega-3 fats are also very effective. Vitamin E is known to reduce prostate inflammation. Its sources include vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, whole grains, etc.

A study of nearly 50,000 men found that Lycopene, found in foods as tomatoes, tomato products, and watermelons appears to reduce the risk of prostate cancer drastically. Selenium is another mineral that offers great protection. This antioxidant is found in nuts, seafood, meat, fish, wheat bran, oats, and brown rice. Soy products can also help prevent prostate enlargement and may slow tumour growth. This effect is attributed to isoflavones, plant chemicals that help lower dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a male hormone that stimulates the overgrowth of prostate tissue.
Red meat on the other hand is high in saturated animal fats and has been linked to an increased incidence of prostate problems. Excessive weight has also been linked to prostate troubles. Anyone with an enlarged prostate should drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic fluids to flush the bladder. Caffeine and beer should be reduced to a minimum as they irritate the urinary tract.

Eye from the Sky as MTDC launches Heli Tourism

Mumbai: Get ready for a stunning spectacular aerial view, watch the unique cityscape and glare at most pulsating city as on the occasion of World Tourism Day Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) along with Girisons Airways starts Heli Tourism in Mumbai.
From left to right Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia, Managing Director, MTDC and Satish Soni, Joint Managing Director, MTDC during the launch of Heli Tourism in Mumbai
The helicopters will operate from Juhu airport every Sunday for 15 minutes at the cost of Rs 3939 excluding taxes and take tourists on a mesmerising ride ever. Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia, Managing Director, MTDC at the launch said, “Mumbai has the most amazing skyline, an impressive and breath- taking view. There are many tourists’ spots which look outstanding from an aerial view. The idea is to provide an enthralling experience to the tourists and boost potential tourism in state. Mumbai attracts a lot of foreign and domestic tourist and Heli – Tourism will definitely help in increasing the footfall”.

The special Mumbai Darshan tour via helicopter focuses more on tourists who have less time in hand to explore and want a quick glimpse of Mumbai. Heli-tourism is popular in hilly areas like the North East and the Himalayas, which are not easily accessible. This will be the first time it will be offered in a metro city like Mumbai. These Helicopter Tours to be performed on a regular basis are being introduced for the first time in India. Initially the Mumbai scenic tours are being introduced which will be followed by helicopter tours to Elephanta Island, Ajanta Caves, Ellora caves and later also to Shirdi.

Bookings can be made at Girisons Airways reservation number 22889977/ 22889988 or at MTDC reservation office. Government issued photo identity will be required to make the booking and at the time of check-in at the airport.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

From Treatment to Prevention: Containing the Heart Disease Epidemic is Possible with Simple Lifestyle Changes

·         At a special interactive session at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon, leading Cardiologist Dr. Tapan Ghose, Director and HOD, Cardiology discusses the pertinent issue of cardiac disease prevention

·         ‘Coffee with Cardiologist’ is an initiative by Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon to raise awareness among people about prevention and treatment
Gurgaon, Sept 19, 2015: It is not every day that patients, families and other health conscious people get to share a platform with a Cardiologist and discuss their queries and apprehensions about heart disease and its prevention. At Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon, today a special interactive session brought a leading heart specialist face to face with people at an informal platform outside an OPD.
At a ‘Coffee with Cardiologists’ session, cardiac specialist Dr. Tapan Ghose, HOD and Director, Cardiology interacted with patients and their families to discuss a range of heart related issues, and addressed the queries of the patients regarding prevention and treatment.
“We all know cardiac disease has emerged as the biggest health threat to India, with the hypertension, diabetes and overweight acting as the main culprits in fuelling the burden. Naturally, people have a lot of questions in their minds and they want to know how to reduce their risk of acquiring heart disease and how to live a productive life with heart disease. While 20 years back, it was genetic predisposition that made a person most prone to heart disease, today it is lifestyle that needs to be addressed,” said Dr. Bharat Kukreti , Senior Consultant , Cardiology
The doctor interacted at length with the audience and spoke about controllable risk factors that, if managed, can prevent almost half the instances of coronary artery disease. “The radically changed lifestyles of urban living have brought many people under the bracket of risk. Also, the average age of people reporting a heart disorder is coming down today. Resultantly, India is a country that has one of the largest numbers of heart patients below 60 years of age. The most important message to be drilled is the fact that almost half of coronary artery disease can be prevented by controlling blood pressure, diabetes and weight,” added Dr. Supertiksh Yadav , Consultant, Cardiology
How to Reduce Risk Factors:
Control Weight: Rising instances of obesity is a major consequence of sedentary lifestyles and faulty eating habits. Your maximum weight in kgs should be height in cms minus 100 at any age; Also the risk of heart disease increases proportionally to the increase of your abdominal girth.
Control of diabetes, hypertension and LDL: Diabetes and hypertension magnify risk of both coronary artery disease and sudden cardiac arrest. Keeping weight under check and adopting regular exercise are vital to control these factors. Never skip prescribed hypertension medicine.
Exercise: 45 minutes of moderate daily exercise, at least 5 days a week, performing yoga or meditation, will go a long way to prevent heart attacks & sudden cardiac death.
Avoid Smoking: Smoking increases risk of coronary heart disease by narrowing arteries over a sustained period of time. Quitting immediately cuts the risk.

Sagacious Research Bags the Prestigious Red Herring 100 Award

New Delhi, 22nd September, 2015: Red Herring 100 Awards are widely recognized as one of the industry’s more prestigious recognitions, with thousands of companies from each continent competing for a Top 100.

Sagacious IP, founded by Mr. Tarun Kumar Bansal and Mr. Anant Kataria in year 2008 has been recognized as one of the 100 most promising venture in Asia and was awarded the Red Herring Asia 100 Award 2015 in an award ceremony organized at  Manila, Phillipines.

The Red Herring Top 100 award highlighted  the most exciting startups from Asia, Europe and the Americas in which thousands of companies from each region were reviewed in a rigorous 3-step process that looks at all aspects of the company.

Sagacious over the last 8 years has helped a number of innovators with their IP/Patent related aspects and has recently widened the horizons of its services to include a more end-to-end support approach under an arm “Centre for Future(CFF) / Idea to Market (I2M) ”. This arm of Sagacious helps innovators take their ideas from mere idea to market ready products and revenues. CFF/I2M helps innovators right from optimizing their ideas by helping them with technical brainstorming, prototyping, lab testing, market feasibility analysis and finally by getting on the ground to do actual sales and distribution for them in both retail and B2B segment.

Mr.Anant Kataria,Co-Founder and CEO of Sagacious IP, says, “It gives me pleasure and pride to announce that we have won Red Herring Asia 100 award at a ceremony held in Manila, Philippines. There were very interesting companies from all across Asia – and it was a highly energetic and high-performing group of people to compete with. This is recognition of the diligence and hard work put in by the entire team at our company and innovations we have done over the years.”

Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global innovation economy, identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs. Its Red Herring 100 awards for North America, Europe, Asia and Global have recognized more than 5,000 companies in their early stages, including Baidu (BIDU), Google (GOOGL), eBay (EBAY) and Skype.     

Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring said, "Entrepreneurship in Asia has reached an inflexion point, and as a result, Red Herring Asia 2015 has shifted into a new phase. A second generation of entrepreneurs with CEO backgrounds is emerging and their execution skills and global ambitions lead to restless growth and amazing journeys."

SAGACIOUS IP is a global player offering Comprehensive IP solutions, through a robust team of techno-legal experts, using state-of-the-art tools to deliver cost-optimized, risk-mitigated results to Corporates, Institutions and leading Patent Law firms. Sagacious Research an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified organization, specializes in IP advisory on innovation management & portfolio management. The company is one of the best in the field with worldwide presence and several awards. With 5,000+Projects Delivered Globally, 600+Clients Serviced With Multiple IP Solutions, 100+Countries Covered in Searches 100+Trained Techno-Legal Experts, 16+Languages Used For Searches and 15+Fortune 500 Clients, sagacious has established themselves as one of the best in the field of IP. Sagacious Research has a team of Scientists and Engineers from Top Institutes, Industry Veterans, Researchers, Patent Agents. Sagacious research is Certified by Various governing/ renowned Bodies, CNBC young Turks also featured the founders in their show recently.