Showing posts from January, 2019

Self-Redevelopment: A New Beginning for Old Societies

There are thousands of old societies across India that have been facing a host of challenges such as water leakage, cracks in beams and walls and fragile floors among others. A number of these, which were built over three to four decades ago are especially found in cities such as Mumbai and Delhi, and require immediate attention having basically crossed their lifespan.
This has led to a growing need for redevelopment. Redevelopment, essentially is the process wherein a society seeks the aid of a real estate developer, who assumes the responsibility of razing the construction to ground and reconstructing a new building. In the process of reconstructing the building, more often than not, there will be an increase in the number of apartments or area of the same because of the additional FSI benefits provided by the government. The house owner stands to gain from this in the form of extra square feet space. The developer in-turn, reaps his profit by selling the increased area via the cons…

Groove to the Beats of VYRL Originals

Mumbai 29th January 2019: VYRL Originals is all set to make you groove to its beats and feel the instant connection with its new single “Feel the Vibe”. It features the duo-sensation, Yash Narvekar and Akasa, who bring out a complete party vibe that hooks you instantly. With UNIVERSAL MUSIC INDIA’s very own YASH NARVEKAR’s composition and lyrics, joined by SONY MUSIC INDIA’s multi-talented singer and performer, AKASA, the track is a true blend of fun and sentiments, creating that instant connect with someone you see for the very first time. Having created a space for himself in music as a Singer-Song writer, Yash Narvekar has gained immense recognition in the Indian Music Industry. Besides Akasa has had a successful run in Bollywood and the live wire stage performances arena, making her voice ideal for the track. The video is a complete party number with vibrancy and liveliness bringing out the true feel of the millennials and their flirtatious moods. While the story interestingly moves…

AIA, leading Asian life Insurance and the Joint Venture Partner in Tata AIA Life

Tata AIA Lifecelebrates the milestone with a special walkathon in Mumbai Donates Rs. 2,000 for each participant joining the walk for Clean Cooking Programme that builds enabling ecosystem for rural India Mumbai, January 30, 2019: As a part of AIA Centennial celebrations, Tata AIA Life (Tata AIA Life) Insurance Company Limited, celebrated the milestone with a special walkathon in Mumbai at Bandra-Kurla Complex on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Tata AIA Life, one of the fastest growing life insurance companies, celebrated AIA’s centennial milestone by contributing INR 2,000 per walkathon participant amounting to INR 10 Lakh to Clean Cook Stoves, a Tata Trust Initiative that provides smokeless stoves to rural women. The objective is to protect mothers’ health and safeguard the family’s happiness. Hong Kong based AIA holds 49% stake in the joint venture with Tata Group. Speaking on the occasion,Mr Rishi Srivastava,MD & CEO,Tata AIA Lifesaid, Tata AIA inherits its legacy from two formidable gro…


by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai: With the end of January drawing near, one of the city’s most anticipated cultural extravaganzas was back with a bang at Worli Festival 5.0. Held over the 26th and 27th of January, this year saw the event mark its fifth anniversary with a ‘Worli Life’ theme, celebrating the vibrant cultural and social fabric that makes Worli special. Supported by the Shree Sankalp Pratishthan charitable trust helmed by Sangeeta and Sachin Ahir and organised by the Oaks Management Consultancy Pvt. Ltd (OMCPL), the two-day festival was a celebration of life, art, and music. Worli’s iconic sea-face promenade was transformed for the weekend, with two stages set up for musical performances, in addition to art installations, food zones, live games, and a flea market.
The first day of the event kicked off in the presence of Sangeeta and Sachin Ahir, and Rahul Gomes, Managing Director of OMCPL. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Sangeeta, a leading Bollywood film producer, said, “It’s fa…

Nippon Paint announces the Launch of Nippon Paint X’press,

Nippon Paint India Announces Sponsorship Program to impart students with Vocational Training High quality, super quick car painting jobs & car care solutions under one roof

Mumbai, 29 January, 2019 : In an industry first initiative, Nippon Paint, Asia’s leading paint manufacturer has announced the launch of Nippon Paint X’press, its unique car painting and car care centre concept in India. The first Nippon Paint X'press flagship centre that will provide world class body & paint repair and car care services while cutting process times drastically was inaugurated in Gurugram on the 23rd of January 2019.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Shae Toh Hock, Managing Director, Nippon Paint India said, “India is one of our key growth markets and our focus is on providing high quality, innovative products and solutions to our growing customer base in India. Globally, in the automotive refinish industry, we are seeing a shift from solvent borne systems to Low VOC systems. We are proud to i…

Cathay Pacific Opens The Sanctuary by Pure Yoga

Hong Kong’s home airline creates dedicated yoga and meditation space at The Pier Business Class Lounge

A visit to Cathay Pacific’s Business Class lounge at The Pier in Hong Kong has just become even more beneficial for mind, body and soul following the opening of The Sanctuary by Pure Yoga. Designed in partnership with The Pure Group, The Sanctuary by Pure Yoga is a 700 square-foot area divided into two zones – The Body Sanctuary, which is dedicated to yoga, and The Mind Sanctuary, where travellers can meditate to focus and calm the mind.
Cathay Pacific Regional General Manager – South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Mark Sutch said: “India is considered as the world’s spiritual healing centre offering life-altering wellness practices through Yoga, meditation and more. We are delighted to introduce amenities combined with comfort, relaxation and wellness to our customers from across the globe and especially India, the birthplace of Yoga. A long journey can be exhaustive and affect one’s p…

HashedIn to host a XaaS Conference in Bangalore

Mumbai, India — January 30, 2019 HashedIn, a global Product Development Service company is hosting the XaaS Conference. touted to be a first of its kind conference, on February 1st, 2019 in Bengaluru. The event will be held at Aloft, Cessna Business Park, Bellandur, Bengaluru where over 100 XaaS decision makers curated from across the city are expected to participate. The XaaS conference will feature sessions on XaaS tenets for the achievement of business objectives and solutions that can be used to develop XaaS. It will bring together some of the best minds in the XaaS ecosystem who will share their stories. The conference aims to help business decision makers leverage the growing XaaS ecosystem through new connects, partnerships and knowledge sharing. The cloud-based on-demand services category has evolved into everything-as-a-service (XaaS)  from its origins of SaaS. XaaS has transformed industries making them more efficient and optimal in resources utilization. With tangible benefit…

Trailer Of Mrinal Kulkarni's Rom-Com 'Ti And Ti' Released

by Shrutee K/DNS After the motion poster release of Mrinal Kulkarni directed 'Ti And Ti' audiences were eager to see a glimpse of this film. The audience's level of excitement due to motion poster release was evident in the response received on the social media. And hence the trailer of this film was recently released just for our audiences. Featuring Pushkar Jog, Prarthana Behere and Sonalee Kulkarni in leading roles, 'Ti And Ti' is an urban romantic comedy film shot in London. Who is 'Ti' (she)? And who gets 'Ti'? Are some of the questions whose answers audience can find in the trailer. Each man has a 'Ti' in his life, who he can neither get nor forget. Same is the story with Anay (Pushkar Jog) who has two girls in his life - Sai and Priyanka. As one can get the hint of the roles Prarthana Behere and Sonalee Kulkarni will play, it will be more exciting to see what would be the next step in their love triangle. This trailer gave a surprise to…

Uber Launches UberBOAT in Mumbai

Mumbai, first city where Uber will tap the potential of waterways as a transport mode
The service will be available to riders starting February 1, 2019
Mumbai, January 30, 2019: Uber, the world's largest ride sharing company, announced a pilot launch of UberBOAT service in Mumbai, in partnership with Maharashtra Maritime Board. The on-demand service will provide transportation from three of the city’s popular coastal routes namely Gateway of India, Elephanta Islands and Mandwa Jetty, via speed boats. Starting February 1, riders can access two variants of UberBOAT based on seating capacity - 6-8 seater for UberBOAT and 10+ seater for UberBOAT XL.
Uber’s vision is to transform into a multi-modal transportation platform in India. In line with this, UberBOAT will enable riders in Mumbai to request a speedboat at the tap of a button through the Uber app, thus making waterway commute in the city efficient and convenient.
Commenting on the launch of UberBOAT, Prabhjeet Singh, Head of Cities,…


Design sketches of the ŠKODA KAMIQ show powerful contours and new design accents A first for ŠKODA: Split headlights with daytime running lights above Distinctive grille and high ground clearance make the KAMIQ a typical SUV 30 January 2019 – ŠKODA offers a first glimpse of the new ŠKODA KAMIQ with two exclusive design sketches. With its powerful, rugged looks, the city SUV continues the Czech carmaker’s successful SUV design language and adds some new highlights, including split headlight with daytime running lights above – a first for ŠKODA. At the front, the powerful and confident appearance of the new ŠKODA KAMIQ city SUV is defined by a wide, upright radiator grille, which comes with double slats, a typical feature for the ŠKODA SUV design, and picks up the distinctively sculpted lines of the bonnet above. The striking tornado line visually elongates the vehicle and harmonizes perfectly with the dynamic roofline. The robust silver-coloured front spoiler underscores the model’s off-ro…


by Shrutee K/DNS
Häfele, the interiors fittings specialist brand, has always differentiated itself in the Indian market as a complete solution provider that offers innovative, technologically advanced and superior quality products which are ably backed by the highest standards in Customer service. Over the last few years, Häfele has invested heavily in scaling up its service portfolio which now includes deigning services (for kitchens and wardrobes), installation guidance and demonstrations, hardware scheduling and every aspect of the after-sales support.
Taking this approach forward, the company is now set to introduce its latest service model called ‘Meister Service’ that offers complete installation of a Key hardware products by certified and trained service technicians from the company directly, at a reasonable service charge. At the launch of ‘Meister Service’ Mr.Jürgen Wolf (Managing Director-Häfele South Asia) says-“The reason behind introducing Meister Service was to take comple…

PKSBE Hosted A Masterclass with Celebrated Cinematographer Manu Anand

“SUCCESS CAN ONLY BE EARNED, NEVER BOUGHT” SAYS MANU ANAND   Mumbai: The Prahlad Kakar School of Branding and Entrepreneurship (PKSBE) hosted celebrated cinematographer Manu Anand for the first of two exclusive masterclass sessions at its campus. Organized for students enrolled in the Ad, Filmmaking, & Branding programme, this session saw Anand closely interact with the students in order to better understand their perspectives on the film industry and its inner workings. The session began with a round of introductions before Anand threw the floor open to the students and fielded a host of questions from the eager filmmakers-to-be. The first query was around the relationship that existed between directors and cinematographers, and the dynamics that drives their interactions. In response, Anand stressed the importance of mutual respect, stating, “Fight when you have an opinion you believe in. But never forget how to negotiate.” When a question on setting the mood of a film arose, Anan…