Saturday, 23 January 2016

Urban Ladder bets big on the ‘Sleep’ category: Plans to increase footprint across the country

23t January, 2016, Bangalore:
Urban Ladder is all poised to take the next big leap by expanding its footprints in the sleep category. Having forayed into the mattress category in April, 2015, Urban Ladder’s sleep category business has witnessed an unprecedented growth of 30 percent month-on-month in addition to doubling its sale in the last quarter.

For Urban Ladder, mattresses hold tremendous potential with an increasing emphasis on the benefits of good sleep and the contribution that a quality mattress makes to it. Keeping in mind the unique needs of Indian customers, Urban Ladder has tailored international level mattresses in tandem with the different sleep requirements here. Abled with a strong team of experts, a consistent focus on innovation, Urban Ladder is all set to transform consumers’ lives by offering them an enhanced sleep health.

Urban Ladder is also the first company to offer a 100 day no questions asked trial on mattresses. Customers can choose to return the mattress within 100 days of their purchase for any reason.
The company has a collection of mattresses, comforters and bed linens. There will be additions and thoughtful variations like the Bachelor mattress that can be kept easily on the floor or the young couple mattress that is launched specifically for this wedding season.

The price range of the mattresses start from Rs 5,799 and have been skilfully crafted keeping the customer’s comfort in mind. All the mattresses undergo a thorough 5-stage quality check. The mattresses not only come designed to serve the needs of every age group, they also come with a warranty of up to 7 years.

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Commenting on the occasion, Prithvi Raj Tejavath, VP – Category Management, Urban Ladder said “Indians have traditionally not been very conscious on investing in their sleep. However, with the changing times this pattern too is witnessing a shift. At Urban Ladder, we are taking a step ahead and investing in a team that would innovate for the Indian consumers’ needs. In our bid to make homes beautiful, we want to provide our customers the very best of comfortable living. We foresee rapid strides of growth in the sleep category and our offerings are thought through to make a positive contribution to the Indian consumers’ sleep health”.
While the overall mattresses market in India is being pegged at $1.4 billion, there is little awareness about this segment in our country as an average urban Indian spends INR 8,000-10,000 on a mattress. However, this trend is fast changing as urban Indians are gradually realizing the conspicuous benefits associated with good sleep. Increasing disposable incomes coupled with a huge market potential makes the sleep category a promising area to focus on. In order to leverage this trend, Urban Ladder also launched related categories such as Mattress Toppers, Pillows, Duvets and Mattress protectors in addition to mattresses. With this, the brand aims to stand out to be the game changers and first online movers in this category.

Urban Ladder
Urban Ladder was co-founded by Ashish Goel (CEO) and Rajiv Srivatsa (COO) in July 2012. The online furniture and home décor company aims to provide a curated destination for home solutions, to help the Urban Indian build well-furnished, beautiful homes.

With over 4000 products and 35 categories such as wardrobes, sofas, beds, dining tables, storage shelves etc., Urban Ladder is India’s leading online furniture company. The furniture is closely curated with design inputs from Urban Ladder’s in-house team of experienced designers. At present, Urban Ladder delivers to 19 cities in India (Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi/NCR, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Cochin Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Surat, Kolkata, Mangalore, Goa, Jaipur & Baroda) and this number is expected to grow soon.

Visit to view the range of products.

PM Narendra Modi supports Empower Poor Widows Project


The Loomba Foundation is providing a 2-months’ skills training certificate course in garment-stitching and a foot-operated sewing machine to 5000 widows in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

At an event organized today by India’s Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE), Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave away sewing machines to five poor widows to support The Loomba Foundation’s project of empowering 5,000 widows in the holy city of Varanasi, India’s most visited pilgrimage destination and one of world's oldest living cities. Ironically, Varanasi is also known as the city of widows, where several of them come to spend the rest of their lives after being ostracized by their families and the society. The 2011 Population Census of India estimates that Varanasi has more than 90,000 widows.

Founded by Lord Raj Loomba CBE and his wife, Lady Veena Loomba, in the U.K. in 1997, The Loomba Foundation is a global NGO accredited by the United Nations (UN) that works exclusively for the upliftment of widows and their children. It also has sister charities registered in India and the USA. The day on which Lord Loomba’s mother had become a widow – 23rd June – has been recognized as the UN International Widows Day, which is observed globally and has brought the world’s attention to this neglected humanitarian crisis. Since the inauguration of its India chapter by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister of India, in 1999, the Foundation has empowered several thousands of widows and educated their children across 29 states in India. The Loomba Foundation has also worked for the cause of widows in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Syria, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, Malawi and Guatemala. 

Lord Raj Loomba CBE, Founder and Chairman-Trustee, The Loomba Foundation, said, “We are indebted to Prime Minister Modi ji for supporting the cause of impoverished widows so they can earn a dignified livelihood. Under his guidance, The Loomba Foundation is providing skills-training and sewing machines to 5,000 widows in Varanasi. But our efforts are just a tiny drop in the ocean. India has the highest number in the world with more than 46 million widows and over 100 million children that need support from all of us as individuals, policy makers and corporates alike.” Lord Loomba also presented a copy of The Loomba Foundation’s World Widows Report to PM Modi, which is the most authoritative and comprehensive country-wise data source on the plight of widows, and reveals that the number of widows in the world has gone up by 9% since 2010. There are over 258 million widows & their 585 million children worldwide.

Last year, the Indian Government conferred Lord Raj Loomba with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman for his exceptional contribution to empower poor widows and their children in India. Lord Loomba is also the recipient of the United Nations Association of New York’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Forbes India Philanthropy Award, Asian of the Year Award, and an Honorary Fellowship by The University of Northampton.

Lord Loomba & Lady Veena Loomba travelled from London to attend the event. Several trustees of The Loomba Foundation were also present including Rajya Sabha MP and former cabinet minister Shri Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa; Indian-origin entrepreneur and Founder & Chairman of BMK Group of hotels in Canada, Dubai & India, Shri Balbir Singh Kakar; and Shri Harjiv Singh, Founder and CEO of Salwan Media Ventures that publishes South Asia's largest online study abroad publication, Braingain Magazine, and hosts the annual One Globe Conference on transforming India into a 21st century knowledge economy. Ms. Madhuruchi Lamba, CEO of the Aruna Abhey Oswal Trust, also participated on behalf of The Foundation’s Trustee Smt. Aruna Oswal. Five hundred beneficiary widows were also present along with The Loomba Foundation’s country head Mr. Pratap Singh and team members Atul Palta, Pawan Kumar, Hemant Sharma, Ajay Singh and others.

School Children pay tribute to the Famous 'Mumbai Wala's'

RBK Global School, Bhayander pays tribute to the famous 'Mumbai Wala's'. 

School children were dressed up as famous 'Wala's' of Mumbai, few of them were Dabbawala's, Police Wala, Tiffin walas, Kaam Wali, Kachra Wala, Doodh Wala etc. 

School Children participated in Kanakia Foundation's campaign 'Mumbai Meri Jaan' which is a tribute campaign to thank all the Mumbai Wala's for their hard service to Mumbaikar's. 

Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 - movie review

Kya fooool hai hum

That's what I will say to myself to have even gone and seen the movie and even worse that I am writing about it what an ignominy but what has to be done has to be done. 

In comparison the previous two installment of the franchise would look a work of art its that bad. 

A very flimsy storyline supported with over the top nonsense acting. It is the usual drama of two friends Rocky (Aftab Shivdasani) the stud who can sleep with seven women in a night and his bum-chum Kanhaiya (Tusshar Kapoor- aging) who is on a look out for a BP (beautiful patni) - unfortunately that's the depth of dialogues Dada Kondke was better with his vernac double meaning dialogues let alone double meaning there is no meaning in the same. 

Well Kanhaiya's father Mr. P K Lele (Shakti Kapoor) throws his son out his house for indecent behavior in the office and then at home (look who's talking). 

Both the boys straight land in the open arms of thir third bum Mckey (Krushna- energetic but wasted) who it turns out is a maker of soft porno short films for the web and wants his friends to work in them after a bit of dilly dallying both agree. Both the guys are enjoying all of it till our BP boy finds his BP Shalu or something like that (Mandana Karimi- hot in bikini but wasted none the less).

After a few misunderstandings both the BP boy and the BP want to get entangled in a lifelong relationship, but she has a problem: the bikini babe's sanskari father wants only a 'Sanskari Damaad' who has an equally sanskari family and would like to meet the folks. 

This when the whole movie goes bonkers and senseless. Even the past badly made Indian slapsticks were masterpieces compared to this no-brainer.

As regards acting there was none all the actors were hamming and what not over the top OMG. 

Mandana Karimi was better in her two bit role in Bhag Johnny, if this is the choice of her movies I am afraid she won't last in Bollywood. 

And what was Meghna Naidu doing in this movie, what with her thunder thighs, and what happened to the woman of substance roles, anyways she was unrecognisable as BP boy's stepmother. 

This movie is soft porn in the name of sex comedy. God save the Queeeeeen!!!!

Trent Hypermarket’s ‘Star Bumper Holiday Hungama’ begins today!

67th Republic Day welcomed with bumper deals by STAR  from 21st January to 26th January to ensure a seamless shopping experience for its consumers

Mumbai, 21st – 26th January, 2016:  As our nation gears up to celebrate its 67th Republic Day, Star – a TATA – TESCO enterprise, has announced special promotional offers on food and grocery categories across stores. 

On this momentous occasion, Star welcomes all its customers to experience ‘Star Bumper Holiday Hungama’ with massive discounts and a chance to win an assured gift hamper on shopping for products more than Rs. 5999/- *

Apart from kitchen appliances, health and beauty products one can avail discounts on staples, ready foods, beverages, frozen items and dairy products. The bumper tale does not end here, patrons can enjoy flat 50% discount on Star Fashion- clothing, accessories and footwear.

Uday Verma, Commercial Director and Ganesh Mishra, Head FMCG of Trent Hypermarket Ltd. receiving the award

Commenting on this event, a spokesperson from Trent Hypermarket said, “We have worked with our partners and vendors to ensure the best possible offers are available to our customers. What is important is that we are bringing our customers a wide range of high quality food products at deep discounts and considering, it is a long weekend, we expect people to plan their purchases for food and grocery.”

In recognition of Star providing its customers an all-encompassing range of food and grocery products at all times, Trent Hypermarket recently won THE COCA COLA GOLDEN SPOON AWARDS 2016’ for Best Supply Chain Management at the 9th annual mega congregation of the India Food Forum held in Mumbai.

Star is positioned to provide a modern shopping environment for customers to shop across multiple product categories with a focus on Fresh produce, Customer Service and Convenience.

Star, a Tata-Tesco enterprise, is a multi-format hypermarket chain present in Maharashtra and Karnataka.  Star is a unit of Trent Hypermarket Ltd (THL) which is a part of the Trent Ltd, a Tata Group company. Star is positioned to provide a modern shopping environment for customers to shop across multiple product categories with a focus on Fresh produce, Customer Service and Convenience. Star operates 21 stores (10 hyper markets, 8 convenience stores, 3 super markets) across Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Aurangabad and Bengaluru

*The offer at Kolhapur and Aurangabad stores is for shopping amount of Rs 4999 and more.

Airlift - movie review

Review By : Priyanka Raina
Rating : ★★★ Stars
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Purab Kohli, Nirmat Kaur

When ever we see films on war, what reminds us -
Manoj Kumar Patriotic Films, Be it Mughal E Azam One of the Epic films or from recent one Tere Zameen , Border, etc where films are based on true & Real stories. Based on a True incident is our forthcoming film AIRLIFT which will threaten the viewers.
Airlift is based on True incident that happened in Kuwait on Aug 2nd, 1990 where it was attacked by Iraq & Kuwaitis were killed and tortured. In this , nearly about One & half Lakh Indians staying in Kuwait became scared & Didn’t know what to do as their Passports were with agents.
Now Here comes a twist,  Ranjit Katiya; (Akshay Kumar) who is settled with his family in Kuwait & is Owner of huge empire. When Kuwaitis were attacked by Iraq, He was in a shock and went to Indian Embassy to apply for Visa to get back. While going on his way, He was attacked by Kuwaitis in which his Driver was killed. When Ranjit told, He is Indian – He was brought to Major Khalaf Bin Zayd (Inaamullhaq) where He was suggested that his tickets with family will be arranged to go back.
In the mean while his wife and Kid were attacked by Kuwaitis at Home. Somehow they came to his office where other Indians were also there. When Ranjit saw his employees, he decided to that he will save everyone  so he built an Indian Camp where all 150000 Indian were accommodated.
As Indian Embassy were merged by Iraq, He managed to call Delhi to Gen Sec (Dubey) as manager was his friend. Initially Dubey did not take seriously & told he has talk to ministers,  & did hard job in getting permissions from ministers.
Also We may not know that India had sent food through Ship Tipu Sultan to Kuwait. But Iraq told that we will not accept anything from anyone, so ship had to divert its way tp Dubai, which also lost hope of Indian staying there as they were told to accommodate in Ship as Gen Sec from Delhi told Ranjit.
Then with Hard permissions, He told Air India pilots to fly and get our people back. Initially they rejected as it was risky going there. After Discussions,over 450 Air India flights came to take their Men Back. This is what INDIA can do for his Countrymen, And Also Deep message to Indian’s living abroad that when ever you are in Trouble on foreign land then you remember India.
Director Raja Menon has done a well researched story & tight script that will keep you connected & even shock you with the circumstances people faced there.
Music of the film is sensational which will touch your heart especially that song “Tu Bhula Jisse, Tujhko wo yaad karta raha” on hosting of Indian Flag at Jordan Embassy when they got permission from Delhi. On hosting of flag, there was Sigh of Relief on 150000 Indian staying there. Home is Home after all & where ever you go & Build our castles but never secured as we are in our HOMES
Character Graph: Khiladi Kumar Akshay Kumar leaves viewers with is extrawaganza perform with such a hidden story which many of us didnt know. Also Nirmat played her part well. Inaamullhaq was good in his small role and totally established his character. Also Purab Kohli is good enough.
Review : I have no words after watching film which stole my heart. AIRLIFT is a perfect release for Pre Republic Day & Every Indian should watch who thinks that India can’t do anything. India is Best and can reach any nation, and gives mesage that you may forget me But I will not forget my fellow members.
Directed By : Raja Menon
Produced By : Monisha Adwani, Nikhil Adwani, Aruna Bhatia, Manju Bhojwani, Inaamullhaq , Ferzana Wazheir, Pawan
Banner : Hari Om Entertainment, Enmay Entertainment, TSeries

Friday, 15 January 2016

The 33 - English movie review

33  the bravehearts of the brotherhood

It is a true story about 33,miners who were trapped in an unstable mine for 68 days in San José Chile .

the movie though a true story is beautifully crafted .
It opens with the miners a motley crew of family men , drunks and happy go lucky men enter a mine which is under an unstable mountain.

Gradually which starts shifting thus trapping the  33 men inside the refuge area built at a depth of 2000 feet or 700 meters in the womb of the mountain.

How these men survive on ration which was enough only for 3 days making it last for 17 days with strict rationing.

How they live for each other down under with no hope of rescue or survival where as on the top how the mining minister like a lone ranger is fighting the system and odds to get them out. It is a story of hope in hopeless situation , of keeping faith in oneself and the lord above.

It is also about the true grit of all the players involved above and below.

A class acting and touching your heart strings it drains you emotionall and that too without going over the top, a great piece of work which brings the true events back to life with a story told as it is.

Chalk N Duster - Review

Education wins over Corrupt System

Directed By : Jayant Gilatar
Produced By : Amin Surani
Banner : Surani Pictures
Cast : Shabana Azmi, Juhi Chawla, Upasana Singh Bharadwaj,Aarya Babbar, Samir Soni, Divya Dutta, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff & richa Chaddha
Review By : Priyanka Raina

We have seen Educational films in past like Do Dooni Chaar, 3 Idiots which are some where related to teachers, to change the Education system & have been hugely appreciated by viewers due to it great message. Now Lets see Our next film CHALK N DUSTER which again is a Solo Release, how it fares with Audience ?

Film Chalk N Duster opens with Annual Day Prepartions of Kantaben High School, where Dance Teacher Jyoti (Juhi Chawala) & Art Teacher (Upasana Singh Bharadwaj) are carrying on with rehearsals with students for Annual Day. Twist comes when Head Clerk Kamini (Divya Dutta) tells lies to Anmol Pareikh (Aarya Babbar) who is a UK return , that She has done preparations for Annual day & Takes the honor of Principal.

On Getting Powers, Kamini increases fees , puts charge on Tea , In order to harass Teachers so they on their own leave and go, So can appoint younger ones.

But Here comes twist , when She raised fingers on Vidya (Shabana Azmi) that she is incapable of teaching - Who has given free lectures & classes to students who can't afford. These words came in ears of Jackie Shroff (Who is owner of No 1 School) & He sent Media (Richa Chaddha) to Kantaben School and Then you know "When Media is there, Truth can't be hidden"

Rapid Fire Round is the Best Round by Anchor (Rishi Kapoor) where Questions are Set by Anmol Pareikh & Kamini Gupta. And Spontaneous Answers by Vidya mam & Jyoti Mam. Here also you will get some GK like "First Petrol Car" , etc

(Samir Soni) is an Computer Engineer and plays is  supporting Husband of Jyoti Mam (Juhi Chawla) . Child Actors are really good and thenspecial appreances of NASA scientists and Pilot who are students of Vidya. 

Direction by Jayant Gilatar is just Super. Great story line which is portrayed by sweetness and simplicity, and keeps it charm throughout.

Music By Sandesh Shandilya is sensuous especially "Aye Zindagi"  & "The fear of Algebra" which guesses will remind you of Algebra and Geometry.

Review:  Film Chalk N Duster is full of Entertainment with strong Content & good message to open the eyes of Corrupt System which is Sad , But true. And also you will send "Good Morning message to your Teachers after Watching or might you may even go for Picnic to you School.

Ratings: ★★★★ Stars