Showing posts from November, 2015

‘Getting to Zero’ – fighting discrimination on World AIDS Day

by Shrutee K/DNS 30 th November 2015, Mumbai : Calling for an end to discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients, the Association of Hospitals (AOH) one of Mumbai’s oldest and trusted healthcare associations commented on the occasion of ‘World AIDS Day’. Globally acknowledged as World AIDS Day, 1 st December is dedicated to creating awareness about one of the most dreadful diseases in human history. World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and Government that HIV and AIDS have not gone away – there is still a vital need to reduce intolerance, increase awareness, fight  prejudice and improve education.  Commenting on the occasion Dr. PM Bhujang, President of the Association of Hospitals said,“This year’s World AIDS Day theme – ‘Getting to Zero’ – highlights the road ahead for Indian healthcare institutions. The quality of treatment and care provided to HIV/AIDS patients has increased a lot over the last decade. Discrimination and inequality towards HIV/AIDS pa

"LIBRA LEGENDS" The First Franchise unveiled under Masters Champions League (MCL)

SPORTS /ENTERTAINMENT /LIFESTYLE by Shrutee K/DNS 30 th  November, 2015, Mumbai :  Presence of sports, Bollywood, television and business pioneers marked the launch of “LIBRA LEGENDS” which is the first franchise unveiled under Masters Champions League (MCL). Pooja Jhunjhunwala, Lalit Kiri and Hanwant Khatri of Popcorn Sports & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. the biggest patron of sports & entertainment in the country became the proud owners of “LIBRA LEGENDS”- The First Franchise unveiled under  Masters Champions League (MCL).  Touted as one of the most successful youngest entrepreneur, Pooja feels privileged to be the owner of the 1 st  franchise under MCL “My company’s ultimate aim is to never let the sports and entertainment fever die. We wish to give quality entertainment to the masses. Owing a team under MCL is an honor. Our reason to be associated with MCL is their unique concept which attracted us to be a part of the MCL family”  Talking about the logo, the logo



Manubhai Jewellers Presents "Ti Amo" Collection

JEWELLERY/LIFESTYLE by Shrutee K/DNS Treasure the extraordinary bond of love during the season of love, with Manubhai Jeweller’s latest additions to the ‘Ti Amo’ collection. The assortment is a pure gold and American diamonds range that spells the transparency of the familial love.   Each piece is a frivolous masterpiece inspired from Celtic designs and is carved to excellence.                                                    The Ti Amo Collection by Manubhai Jewellers comprises of 18 - 22k gold pendant sets, earrings and bangles with the bearing fine cut cubic zirconias in some of them. It is a unique amalgamation ofgeometric and floral designs.   The ensemble is anamalgamation of minimalistic exquisite designs that say ‘less is more’ and can be teamed with traditional as well as western attires. The panache expressed in each of the pieces of the Ti Amo Collection by Manubhai Jewellers, is a perfect poise of classic jewellery with a contemporary kink.


by Shrutee K/DNS 27 th  November 2015, Uttarakhand : Post the devastating floods at the temple town in Kedarnath in June 2013, Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) organized a training programme with a view of providing sustainable livelihoods and women empowerment to the affected families in the region of  Dewali-Bhanigram village in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand. Mandakini Women Weavers Association, which was promoted by Panchachuli Women Weavers Association, brings together  over 300 women from seven of the worst affected villages into groups to teach them spinning, knitting, embroidery and weaving under four common facility centers. A total of 30 rural women with potential, otherwise having no other access to alternative sources of income participated and are getting trained in an intensive program by master trainers from the region for a period of six months to enhance their skills.   The training involves spinning, weaving, knitting and embroidery to develop ha

8th edition of CG Open to host 120 golfers

SPORTS                             by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai, November 26, 2015: Avantha Group Company CG and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will host the country’s leading golfers in the 8th edition of CG Open. Led by reigning Rolex Ranking champion Shankar Das, nearly 120 players will feature in the Rs 1 crore prize money CG Open 2015, to be held at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club (BPGC) from December 2 to 5, 2015. This marquee event is an important week on the PGTI calendar and the tour in western India.  CG Open, the most lucrative golfing event in the Western Region of the country, will culminate with a Pro-Am event on December 6. The CG Open will witness some of India’s best golfing talent vie for the top honours. The former CG Open champions contending this year include Harendra Gupta, Mandeo Singh Pathania, Kunal Bhasin from Australia and Ashok Kumar. The other leading Indians in the field are the seasoned Mukesh Kumar and youngsters Abhijit Singh Cha

3SqrMeals A mission to make healthy eating delicious & effortless

FOOD & BEVERAGE/LIFESTYLE by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai: 26th November 2015 :  We are currently living a fast paced lifestyle and hardly have time for ourselves. Given the effort and time involved in organizing healthy meals on a day-to-day basis, we are often forced to turn to whatever is easily available and quick., This unfulfilled need of having good healthy food available easily with great variety and taste and affordability  led to the inception of 3Sqr Meals. 3SqrMeals has been operational since March 2015 and is taking baby steps to ensure a high quality product and great service. The service was first started with deliveries in Lower Parel & BKC and within a span of 6 months we have now also spread to Worli, Prabhadevi, Mahim, Dadar. Next on the cards is Fort, Churchgate, Nariman Point and Bandra W, to be launched by the end of this month. While the service started as a pre-order only (Order by 9 am for lunch delivery), with an increase in customer demand 3Sqr


 by Shrutee K/DNS                      Mumbai, November 26, 2015 : In an initiative to fulfil its commitment of promoting the culture of ‘fun-motorcycling’ in India, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) organized a ‘Big Bike Ride’ on the Mumbai-Khandala highway this weekend for Big Bike owners from Honda and other manufacturers. The 190 km ride was flagged-off Wing World Showroom at Sakinaka in Mumbai early morning, with a pit-stop at Dutta Snacks in Panvel. The ride concluded at Dukes Retreat in Khandala. The star attraction of the 40-member entourage was undoubtable the recently launched Honda CBR 650F as 3 proud owners strutted their motorcycles along with other big-bikes that included in action including the VFR 1200F. Ensuring safety at all levels, every participant was gifted a specially designed Honda’s First Aid kit comprising of all essential medical aids, as a take-away. The ride drew participation from motorcycle-enthusiasts across

Jabong reinforces partnership with Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

by Shrutee K/DNS Delhi-NCR, November 27, 2015:   India’s leading fashion portal Jabong is the official retail partner for Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) to be held on 29 TH  Nov. The country’s most celebrated running event, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, boasts a huge participation and audience across all ages. Through this two-year association with ADHM and various other sporting events, Jabong is fast cementing itself as a brand that advocates the importance of sports in India. Talking about the association with ADHM, Nils Chrestin, Interim CEO at Jabong said, “ Running is an important line in our sports business. Jabong is committed to not only provide the best platform for runners to buy their gears but also hosts a dedicated running page to provide tips and information on many premium running events across the country ”. As a part of its effort to increase awareness for sporting events in India , Jabong is focussing on expanding the sports apparels and accessories

Union Bank of India & Goverment of Maharashtra Joined hands for collection of taxes & receipts across 500 branches in Maharashtra

BANKING /FINANCE by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai 26 th November 2015 : Keeping pace with the Govt.’s Vision of “Digital India”, Union Bank of India and Govt. of Maharashtra have today joined hands for collection of taxes & receipts under more than 30 heads. This venture will provide reach and convenience to the tax payers of Maharashtra at over 500 branches of Union Bank of India located even at the remotest corner of the state. Under this arrangement, Union Bank of India has integrated their Core Banking with Maharashtra Virtual Treasury (GRAS) to facilitate Over the Counter collections to provide yet another mode of payment under GRAS for the convenience of tax payers & state Govt. The facility will benefit the Tax payers in Maharashtra the convenience of payment at the branch through their account or by cash with online generation of challan and real time updation of records through GRAS. This will further benefit the Govt. hassle free collection of revenue, dail

The wait is over Its Time To Voler -Self-drive car rental launches in Delhi

by Shrutee K/DNS Have you been stuck in a situation where you can’t access your car because it’s at service? Are you tired of driving the same car? Have you travelled abroad and wished the self –drive concept exists in India? Have you ever aspired to drive an SUV? As a woman, have you ever thought that you will be more safe without a driver? Well, here’s your chance to drive a car of your choice as and when you like. Voler, one of the leading Personal Urban Mobility Solutions provider in India, today announced the launch of its Self- drive car rental enterprise. This service will currently be available only in Delhi.  Currently Voler’s fleet ranges from Swift and Honda Amaze to Mercedes GLA and Toyota Fortuner sedan and with a wide array of options you will be spoilt for choice. Voler’s big advantage is door step delivery and pay for what you use which makes it the most efficient offering to the consumers. The offering and its features are well customised for Indian users.

Living Foodz for the premium and evolved

by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai 25 th November, 2015:  Alpha Club, the recently launched monthly communique by BARC that offers analysis and insights into NCCS A1, A2, and A3 viewership of 6 Mega Cities has shared GTVTs of channels under the food and lifestyle genre. Living Foodz, the premium foodtainment channel has sweeped the GTVTs with 50% share as compared to the complete genre by achieving 1591 GTVTs in this exclusive audience pie. GTVT Share % Channels A1 A1 Living Foodz 1591 50% Food Food 632 20% Fox Life(v) 348 11% TLC 302 10% NDTV Good Times 296 9% Grand Total 3169 100% With the goal of building robustness into the analysis, Alpha Club presents cumulative data of preceding 4 weeks for Rat’000, Coverage’000, and ATS(Viewer). Channels for which data has been released for all 4 weeks are covered.  With consistent innovation in programming, marketing and distribution to make Food Fun, Living Foodz has maintained its

Honda’s revved up CBR 250R and CBR 150R now available in Mumbai

by Shrutee Kate/DNS Mumbai , November 24, 2015: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), today revitalized the sports motorcycle portfolio, announcing the availability of new exciting 2015 versions of CBR250R and CBR150R. First unveiled at the RevFest 2015, the new models of CBR250R and CBR150R are an extension of Honda’s commitment of heralding the ‘fun-motorcycling’ culture in India. Ingrained with Honda’s global legacy in motorsport,the new models allow it to further cementits foothold in the premium segment amongst motorcycle enthusiasts in India. Announcing the updates to Honda’s product portfolio in India, Mr. Keita Muramatsu- President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd, said, “CBR Series enjoys a cult-status amongst motorcycle enthusiasts not only in India, but also worldwide. The update of CBR 250R CBR 150R represents how Honda is completely overhauling thefun motorcycling experience in India. We are confident that the new lau