Monsoon styling tips: A quick guide to look Fab this season

Breezy evenings.. Blooming-green scenic views.. Heavy downpours.. Monsoon surely calls for some key essentials. Let’s take a sneak-peak at these must-haves!!
To cherish the monsoon season. Why not go in for breezy kurtas that are definitely a cool embrace on sticky days. An ideal one could be adorned with a charming Chinese collar placket and quarter sleeves, a Cotton Lambadi Slim Fit Knee Length Kurta (shown in pic) beautifully captures the essence of contemporary fashion. After all – a little pink always makes that rainy day brighter!
Floral, bright, and everything nice – Cotton Printed Long Dress is all you need for your upcoming coffee dates. Pair it with dainty earrings and a sling bag to finish the look.
Monsoon is sure to make the skin feel greasy; therefore a face tone that is enriched with fruit extracts and has to be alcohol-free and a Vitamin C Citrus Fruits face toner is a must-have. Let’s say hello to a refreshed and glowy face!
While lip balms are always a must-have; this one right here is perfect for this season. The ideal advise is to go in for enriched with beeswax & shea butter, a pocket-friendly Coconut Cardamon Lip Butter is sure to make your lips happy and hydrated (a FabIndia Product).
Prints have something that adds to rainy days –agree? Bright, beautiful, and breezy go for a chic Cotton Flared Dress that is sure to make you feel pretty. Team it with a pair of white slip-ons for a monsoon breakfast or brunch date!
Confident. Delicate. Beautiful, for this you can choose a Flower Body Spray is all you need to keep you smelling fresh all day, every day. Make sure that it’s so handy it will easily fit in any sling or fanny pack that you are planning to carry!

India Space Congress 2023 to usher in Innovation, Collaboration, and Socio-Economic Development

A mega gathering of distinguished luminaries from government, industry and academia to share insights and expertise are expected to attend the flagship event of The SatCom Industry Association of India (SIA-India) that brings the 2nd edition of India Space Congress 2023 to be held from July 10-12, 2023 in New Delhi.


ISC is partnering with Invest India to provide space entrepreneurs and startups an unparalleled opportunity to pitch their visionary ideas directly to invaestors and forge invaluable connections within the industry. This initiative aims to empower and catalyze the growth of space startups, propelling India's space sector to new heights of innovation and prosperity...


"ISC 2023 ignites a visionary platform to envision a transformative future for space, prioritizing socio-economic development. It propels innovative solutions that advance the space industry, fostering economic growth and societal progress. As India signs the Artemis Accords, the world anticipates intensified collaboration and sustainable space exploration. India Space Congress 2023 marks the beginning of a new era in space exploration, policy formulation, technological advancements, space diplomacy, and international collaboration, all aimed at driving collaboration and socio-economic development," expressed Dr Subba Rao Pavuluri, President SIA-India & CMD Ananth Technologies Ltd


The Congress anticipates a massive turnout of over 700 delegates, consisting of industry leaders, policymakers, defence experts, top consultants, diplomats and visionaries. This transformative event will feature more than 50+ sessions encompassing multiple tracks and themes, creating an immersive environment for knowledge exchange, breakthrough collaborations, and groundbreaking advancements.


Anil Prakash, Director General, SIA-India mentioned that a distinguished lineup of VIP speakers who will enlighten the conference with their expertise and insights, Hon. Hari Babu Kambhampati, Governor of Mizoram, Dr S. Somanath, Secretary of the Department of Space and Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Hon’ble Member of NITI Aayog, Dharmendra IAS, Chief Secretary of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh among others that also include Thomas Bleeker, Head Aerospace, Nertherlands,  Hazem Moakkit, Vice President of Spectrum Strategy at Intelsat, Dr Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser at the UK Department for International Trade and George Weinman, Senior Director of Blue Origin's Space Systems Development. 


Notable supporters for ISC 2023 include The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), NITI Aayog, the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, India Post's Ministry of Communications & Technology, Australia India Chamber of Commerce (AICC), IIT Tirupati Navavishkar I-Hub Foundation (IITTNiF) and Lovely Professional University (LPU).


ISC also invites Indian authors to submit their original research papers, case studies, and thought-provoking articles focusing on leveraging space technology for socio-economic development. These contributions will shape India's space sector strategy and fuel private sector participation, fostering a dynamic ecosystem of innovation and growth.

Medical Breakthrough: Heart valve replaced by Treatment without Surgery

In what is considered a breakthrough in Medical world, a senior citizen's heart valve was replaced by Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVI) procedure in a hospital in Nagpur. This treatment was carried out without surgery, thus avoiding the complications in the patient. No wonder that Nagpur is being called as a medical hub.
A great credit goes to the success of Wockhardt Hospitals Cardiologists in Nagpur, where an Aortic valve of a 67-year-old patient had failed and this was developing cardiac complications. Open heart surgery was the option before him to replace the valve.  
Dr Anmol Sonawane, Dr Nitin Tiwari, Dr Amey Beedkar,
Cardiovascular Surgeon Dr Sumit Pathak, Anesthetist Dr Pankaj

However, now all state-of -the -art  medical facilities are available in Nagpur too, and  'Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement' (TAVI) is an option to replace the valve without surgery. At Wockhardt Hospitals  Internationally renowned cardiologist Dr. Anmol Sonawane completed this process on patient.  Dr. Anmol Sonawane  was assisted by Cardiologist Dr. Nitin Tiwari, Dr. Amey Beedkar, Cardiovascular Surgeon Dr. Sumit Pathak, Anesthetist Dr. Pankaj's team.
Open heart surgery was a risk for the patient, as the patient had comorbidities like hypertension, kidney problems. In such cases 'Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement' is the only option. If the aortic valve fails, the patient's quality of life may be less than that of cancer patients and the risk of sudden cardiac arrest increases. The patient also took a decision to undergo a valve replacement procedure without delay. Now the condition of the patient is good and the blood supply is normal.
In Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, just like angiography and angioplasty, a tube (catheter) is passed from the arm through a blood vessel to the heart. With help of pacemaker the heart beats are increased up to 250 beats per minute. Once the heart is stabilized, a valve is opened in the heart, guided by an artificial catheter. Once the patient stabilizes over time, the catheter is removed.  
What is special about this is procedure is that patient does not need anesthesia to perform this surgery. This procedure can be done while the patient is conscious. There is no risk of bleeding as there is no need to make an incision. The patient is discharged from the hospital in three-four days.
For patients who are at risk of open heart surgery, this treatment is effective. Wockhardt Hospital has all specialist doctors and a well-equipped intensive care unit to enable this procedure.  Such procedures are now possible in Nagpur, the patient do not have to go to other places for treatment. Apart from this, it is observed that patients from outside are flocking to Nagpur to undergo this procedure.

Smart Store of the future that runs on sustainable energy sources, reduces excess heat and zero emissions

Imagine a store that runs on sustainable energy sources, reuses the excess heat created by cooling cases and reducing supermarket heating costs by up to 90%.
Danfoss's initiative of this new flagship “Smart Store” supermarket has come up in Nordborg, Denmark, that not only operates as a functioning supermarket but is also a development center for testing new technology, paves the way for zero emissions supermarkets. ‘The Smart Store’ is expected to be approximately 50% more energy efficient compared to a typical supermarket with a first-generation CO2 refrigeration system.
As the world’s population continues its course to reach 10 billion people by 2050, investments in sustainable food retail and storage are urgently needed to ensure we are able to feed the growing number of people on the planet. The pressure is growing, both on energy demand and costs, and on the need to cut down on food loss. If food waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitter behind the US and China, contributing to up to 10% of the world’s greenhouse gases.
To address these problems directly, Danfoss announced the opening of a new, flagship supermarket which is expected to be approximately 50% more energy efficient compared to a typical supermarket with a first-generation CO2 refrigeration system and no energy efficiency solutions. It is also expected to be approximately 20-30% more efficient than an equivalent local store already fitted with multiple energy efficiency solutions.
Climate-friendly, super-efficient and loaded with automation solutions, the new ‘Smart Store’ is providing inspiration for food retailers in a world of rising energy costs, emissions, and worsening food losses.
Commenting on the launch, Ravichandran Purushothaman, President Danfoss India Region said, “Danfoss has reimagined the energy-efficient superstore of the future. Danfoss' cutting-edge technology of cooling and heating solutions are integrated into one retail site. Indian superstore chains are concerned about rising energy costs. The Danish energy efficient superstore model is relevant to us in India as well, since it helps optimize energy costs, improve profit margins, create a healthier environment and eventually make our planet greener.”

While supermarkets and retail food stores are an integral part of communities around the world, they are also big energy consumers. The average profit margin for a large food retailer is just 1.7%, which puts every operating cost under scrutiny. Energy is an area where significant savings can be achieved with relatively low investment and good payback times. In fact, the US EPA estimates that one US dollar (EUR 0.90) in energy savings is equivalent to increasing sales by US$59 (EUR 54).
Jürgen Fischer, President, Danfoss Climate Solutions said, “We have developed this new Smart Store supermarket with partners and customers to demonstrate that it is possible to build a climate friendly and super-efficient facility, using world-class heating and cooling technology. Our new ‘Smart Store’ proves that the future is now. This supermarket is purpose-built for the world ahead of us; a world of more urbanization, larger populations, greater energy demands, a growing need for cooling, and efficient food storage.”
A range of new solutions in the ‘Smart Store’ demonstrate the significant savings that can be achieved in supermarkets, with a typical payback time of under 3 years. By using world-class heating and cooling technology, the new supermarket will waste less energy and less food and will show the journey to a zero emissions supermarket.
The Smart Store supermarket demonstrates that it’s not only possible to design and build an energy-efficient supermarket with solutions available today, but it also makes good business sense.
Solar power is the supermarket’s primary energy source with 100 kW solar panels on the building’s roof providing green energy to support the supermarket operations.
Heat capture and reuse is also key to the energy efficiency of the supermarket with up to 90% reduction in supermarket heating costs expected. Excess heat is the world’s largest untapped source of energy. The ‘Smart Store’ is fitted with state-of-the-art heat recovery units, designed to recover the waste heat from all the refrigeration systems. The recovered heat is reused to heat up the store and produce domestic hot water, with any additional heat shared with residents of the surrounding town through a district energy network.

Preserving India's Rich Heritage: Brijeshwari Kumari Gohil the princess of Bhavnagar, Gujarat

Princess Brijeshwari Kumari Gohil with the artisans

Envisaging that our Indian cultural heritage is a treasure trove that deserves to be celebrated and preserved, this Royal from Gujarat has taken initiative for upholding Art, Culture, and Social Welfare for Weavers..  

India, with its vibrant art and cultural traditions, has always been celebrated for its rich heritage. In recent years, a renewed focus on uplifting Indian art and culture has emerged, driven by individuals and organizations dedicated to the social welfare of the weavers' community and the preservation of our country's invaluable artistic legacy.

Beyond economic empowerment, efforts are underway to provide weavers with access to healthcare, education, and social welfare programs. By addressing their holistic well-being, these initiatives aim to uplift the weavers and their families, improving their overall quality of life and ensuring the continuity of traditional art forms.

The impact of these endeavors is visible in the revitalization of dying art forms and the renewed interest among younger generations. As more people recognize the value and beauty of Indian textiles, there has been a resurgence of interest in handcrafted sarees, intricately woven fabrics, and unique indigenous designs.

Ms Brijeshwari Kumari Gohil passionate advocate for the empowerment of weavers and the preservation of traditional Indian art forms stated that, "Our cultural heritage is a treasure trove that deserves to be celebrated and preserved. By supporting the weavers' community, we not only uplift their lives but also safeguard our artistic legacy for future generations. It is essential to recognize the artisans' immense skill, dedication, and the stories woven into each masterpiece they create."

The revival and preservation of Indian art and culture are critical for safeguarding the country’s heritage and empowering marginalized communities such as the weavers. Through the tireless efforts of individuals like Brijeshwari Kumari Gohil and the collective dedication of various organizations, Indian art forms are being rejuvenated, social welfare is being prioritized, and our cultural legacy is being preserved for future generations.

Racing into Thrills: Unveiling the Thriving Go Karting Culture in India

Speaking to Universal Newsline, Prasuk Jain, Managing Director of Snow World Entertainment:puts forth his perception about this adventure sport.

India has witnessed a remarkable surge in the popularity of adventure sports, and go-karting has emerged as a favorite among thrill-seekers and motorsport enthusiasts.

Go-karting originated in the United States and gradually made its way to India, initially limited to exclusive clubs. However, visionary entrepreneurs recognized its potential and established dedicated tracks across the country, revolutionizing the motorsport landscape.

One of the driving forces behind go-karting’s popularity in India is its accessibility. Unlike other motorsports, go-karting offers an affordable entry point for enthusiasts of all ages. It provides an exhilarating experience for everyone, from children to adults, making it inclusive and exciting.

The phenomenal growth of go-karting tracks across India bears testament to the sport's escalating popularity. Major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata now boast world-class go-karting facilities that entice both novice racers and seasoned professionals. These tracks boast meticulously designed circuits, state-of-the-art karts, and stringent safety measures, ensuring an electrifying, secure racing experience. Moreover, many go-karting venues offer tailored packages for corporate events, team-building exercises, and even unforgettable birthday parties, further expanding the reach of the sport and transforming it into a social phenomenon.

Go-karting in India has evolved into a fertile breeding ground for budding motorsport talents. Realizing the immense potential of young racers, various karting championships and specialized academies have emerged, dedicated to identifying and nurturing promising talents. The remarkable success stories of Indian go-karting champions transitioning to international motorsport events have fuelled the aspirations of aspiring racers, inspiring a new generation to pursue their dreams on the track.

As the sport gains popularity, the competitive scene in India thrives. Karting championships and leagues provide a platform for racers to showcase their skills and compete against their peers, attracting a growing fan base and media attention.

The escalating popularity of go-karting in India reflects the nation's appetite for adventure, speed, and motorsport excellence. With dedicated tracks and a democratized approach, go-karting has become a cherished and thrilling adventure sport across the country. As the industry continues to evolve, India's go-karting culture is set to reach unprecedented heights, producing talented racers and captivating audiences with its adrenaline-fueled excitement.

Enlightening master classes, power-packed sessions at the 15th Nasscom Global Inclusion Summit

15th Nasscom Global Inclusion Summit

Just as diversity stands as the torso, it must be supported by the two essential legs of Equity and Inclusion.

These words by Rostov Ravanan summed up the core of the 15th edition of the nasscom Global Inclusion Summit, jointly hosted by Nasscom and Nasscom Foundation, that just concluded in Bengaluru..


Over 600 delegates from all walks of life gathered to celebrate diversity, understand the inclusive leadership nuances and question the status quo of ways of thinking.  


The event hosted keynotes, multiple workshops and master classes addressing subjects such as inclusion of deaf people, empowering people with disabilities, neurodiversity, LGBTQIA+ inclusivity in the workplace, etc


Paving the way for a robust inclusive culture primed for extraordinary growth, this summit has been instrumental in promoting real-life actions, such as embracing assistive technologies, sharing best practices, fostering mentorship, and cultivating industry diversity. It served as a dynamic platform, offering immersive experiences to deepen our understanding of inclusion alongside tangible real-world initiatives. Progressive leaders, educators, LGBTQIA+ representatives, persons with disabilities, and individuals from diverse backgrounds converged over the two-day event to deliberate on transformative steps and solutions needed to drive intentional shifts in work cultures and catalyze changes in employees' mindsets, behaviours, and capabilities


The two-day event showcased a dynamic array of power-packed sessions, enlightening masterclasses, an immersive inclusion experience center, a human library, and engaging conversation formats. It exemplified the tangible milestones necessary for building an inclusive workplace with measurable outcomes. Additionally, the summit featured various workshops and keynote addresses delving into diverse themes such as ‘Inclusion of Deaf People in the Workplace, Empowering People with Disabilities, neurodiversity, breaking the power culture, LGBTQIA+ inclusivity in the workplace, Moving ahead in the line – Global Best Practices for Empowering Gender Equality and Advancing Women's Rights, Developing Deeper Sensitivity for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging etc.


During the keynote, Nidhi Bhasin, CEO, nasscom foundation said “A recent survey highlights that 77% of employers recognize the importance of diversity and are committed to establishing an inclusive environment that promotes the flourishing of all individuals. Noteworthy strides have been made in cultivating acceptance, resulting in an increase in the LGBTQIA+ community's sense of safety and empowerment. Similar endeavors extend to other dimensions of diversity, including Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and beyond.  In this transformative era, we believe in actionable inclusion, fostering an environment where everyone thrives. At the 15th edition of the nasscom Global Inclusion Summit, our efforts are firmly focused on achieving this transformative goal and strengthening it further by underlining the need for Real World Actions for mainstreaming inclusion."


During his address, Rostow Ravanan, Chairman and CEO, Alfahive Inc. and Chairperson, nasscom foundation said that "Embracing inclusion and diversity is not only a positive approach, but it is also the pathway to creating equitable and inclusive organizations. Just as diversity stands as the torso, it must be supported by the two essential legs of Equity and Inclusion. While we have made heartening progress on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, it has yet to fully permeate as an institutionalized, internalized, and mainstream way of life. The 15th Edition of the nasscom Global Inclusion Summit serves as a remarkable platform to recognize companies who have implemented impactful DEI programs and serve as a catalyst for change to drive progress towards a more inclusive, equitable and diverse society."


With the theme of 'Real-World Actions for Mainstreaming Inclusion', the event featured industry stalwarts including the likes of Nidhi Bhasin, CEO, nasscom foundation; Rostow Ravanan, Chairperson, nasscom foundation; Rajesh Nambiar, Vice Chairperson, nasscom and Executive Vice President, Chairman and Managing Director, Cognizant India; Sanjay Dawar, Managing Director, Global Strategy & Consulting, Accenture; Sunita Rebecca Cherian, Chief Culture Officer & Senior Vice President Human Resources, Wipro; Dr. Rohini Srivathsa, National Technology Officer, Microsoft India; Ray Simon, Head of HR for Global Engineering Centres, Capgemini Engineering, etc.


With over 600 delegates and 37 speakers, the event experienced incredible success as the attendees and speakers walked away with a whiteboard full of thought-provoking ideas and new perspectives on mainstreaming inclusion. The event's culmination was graced by the presence of renowned screenwriter Gazal Dhaliwal, who passionately explored the importance of fostering diversity and inclusion. Furthermore, there was a captivating musical experience by the legendary band Thermal and a Quarter (TAAQ), renowned for their influential presence in the Indian music scene for over 25 years.