Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The first ever MTV India Music Summit witnesses a grand inauguration in Jaipur





~The 3-day MTV India Music Summit is being held at the beautiful Fairmont Jaipur~




Jaipur, October 27, 2017: The Pink City saw the largest gathering of musicians in India, with over 100 well known artistes coming together to launch the first ever MTV India Music Summit. Day One of the Summit witnessed a grand inauguration with the legendary Pandit Jasraj who was in Concert & Conversation with celebrated lyricist Prasoon Joshi. Pandit Jasraj offered a soulful tribute to the eminent classical vocalist, Girija Devi, who was to open the Summit and share the stage with him for the very first time. Panditji’s beautiful ode to the Queen of Thumri was a truly poignant moment and an unforgettable first session for the Summit.



The Summit’s first concert was a large format open air extravaganza produced by Leslie Lewis, featuring greats like Hariharan and Kaushiki Chakraborty (vocalists), Ustad Shujaat Khan (sitar), George Brooks (saxophone), Amit Chaubey (tabla), and Ajay Prassanna (flute). The grand inaugural day got even grander with Papon adding his quirky style to the evening, followed by jazz on the poolside lawns with silken-voiced Vasundhara Vee & her quartet and a night of mesmerizing thumris by the incomparable Kaushiki Chakraborty.



Speaking about the inauguration of MTV India Music Summit, Mala Sekhri, Founding Partner, MusiConcepts, said, “It feels so good that finally, after months of hard work, we are here in Jaipur post an immensely successful inauguration of the Summit. The love and support we are receiving from the music fraternity is very encouraging and the sheer number of accomplished artistes that were present today speaks volumes of the quality MusiConcepts have been successful in bringing together for the Summit. The kind of response Day 1 received fills us with excitement for the coming days.”



Excited about a positive response to the first ever Summit Mr. Ferzad Palia, Head, Youth, Music and English Entertainment, Viacom18, said, “We are ecstatic to have received a phenomenal response from the audience on the very first day of the MTV India Music Summit. MTV has always been the brand defining India’s taste in music and we are proud to be associated with a summit that is all about celebrating music in all its forms. The Summit is designed to dissolve the distance between the stage and the audience, where the energy of the music, musicians and music lovers becomes one. We’d love for the audience to come and be a part of the magic.”

The Summit is a congregation of music lovers and musicians under one marquee and brings together a rare variety of genres – from Hindustani and Carnatic classical to jazz, folk, devotional, electronica and more. Immerse yourself in three days of soul-stirring performances, conversations and panel discussions around music and musicality, enlightening workshops, defining documentaries and a slew of voices and sounds that will take your breath away.

MTV India Music Summit aims to create new sound and content, get artistes out of their comfortable templates, disrupt the existing myths surrounding genres and create platforms to showcase themselves the way the world hasn’t seen or heard before. Taking to the stage tomorrow are the stalwarts from the world of music such as TM Krishna, Ustad Rashid Khan, Clinton Cerejo, Sona Mohapatra amongst many other great names. It is going to be a treat for all music lovers so you better not miss what’s in store for you tomorrow!


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Students from Sinhgad Institutes participate in ‘Rally for Rivers’ with enthusiasm





Pune, India, October 27, 2017: Sinhgad Technical Education Society’s students from across campuses in Pune have displayed their commitment in saving India’s lifeline – rivers. The chain of institutes in collaboration with the Isha Foundation’s Pune office conducted rallies across campuses in the city.

Walks were conducted at the Vadgaon and Lonavala campus in support of the cause where more than thirty thousand students participated. Various presentations and talks were held at the campuses to make students understand about the important role played by the rivers of the country.

Prof. N. M. Navale, Founder President, Sinhgad Institutes, also received the certificate of appreciation by the Isha Foundation for their contribution and support on the ‘Rally for Rivers’ Campaign.

Commenting on actively participating in the nationwide rally, Dr. A. V. Deshpande, Registrar, STES said, “Rivers are an important role in the human civilization since ancient times. We are proud to have partnered in this noble cause and pledge our full support to the campaign.”

For queries on Sinhgad Institutes, please contact:

Sonika Damania
+91 98218 67826
Yash Lunavat
+91 888052 48400


Pearl Academy and Amazon enter into an exclusive tie-up to showcase talented alumni’s creations







~Amazon Fashion recognizes young talent from Pearl Academy~

~Customers on Amazon.in can easily discover fresh and upcoming designers exclusively on The Designer Boutique at Amazon.in~

Bangalore, October 25, 2017: Pearl Academy and Amazon announced its exclusive initiative to showcase graduating students’ and alumni’s creations at the recently launched ‘The Designer Boutique’ at Amazon.in.  As Pearl Academy celebrates its 25 years of nurturing creative minds, this tie up is special for budding designers who would now get the platform to take their creations to millions of customers across the country. This comes as a part of Amazon Fashion’s move to democratize designer-wear in India and bring it to customers’ doorsteps with an ease of shopping on Amazon.in.


The Designer Boutique at Amazon.in brings together an eclectic mix of designers and designs, making Amazon.in the go-to destination for emerging, established and upcoming designers. The boutique, uniquely positioned to provide affordability and accessibility to customers, houses pret collections from over 50 designers and offers a direct opportunity to explore new and upcoming talent in the country. Starting from INR 1500 to 30000, The Designer Boutique at Amazon.in offers 12,000 products for both women and men across apparels, accessories and footwear.



The boutique will be refreshed constantly with increased selection, adding hundreds of budding and talented young designers from Pearl Academy to make their collections more visible and easily discoverable.



Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy, said, It gives us immense pride to announce our tie-up with Amazon India. For the last 25 years it has been our constant endeavor to provide the best of platforms and opportunities to our students and help further their career goals. This opportunity will act as a launch pad for young designers and alumni to showcase their creations at amazon.in.



Head of Amazon Fashion, Mr Arun Sirdeshmukh said, The Designer Boutique at Amazon.in offers an opportunity for emerging and established designers to present their creations to customers across the country in numbers that cannot be matched by any single store, thus allowing them to focus on their core products and inherent creative talent. We are excited to tie up with Pearl Academy and we want their talented alumni to leverage our investments in technology and infrastructure to unlock the true potential of their products. Our endeavor is to make designer-wear available, affordable and accessible so customers can easily discover and enjoy shopping for their favorite designers under one roof”, he added. 
  


About Pearl Academy
Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, creative businesses and media studies has been a catalyst for success of the students across creative industries for over two decades. With a legacy of 25 years, Pearl Academy offers over 30 uniquely designed under-graduate, post-graduate and professional development pathway through its campuses in Delhi NCR (East & West), Jaipur and Mumbai. Its reputation of preparing ‘Industry ready’ professionals has been recognized by leading fashion, retail and design brands, which has helped in establishing a healthy track record of over 95 per cent placement for the last three years. Its path-breaking alliances with renowned bodies such as the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) have ensured that its faculty and students get an exclusive access to ‘industry in the classroom’.  



The institution was ranked as the best private fashion college in India for the fourth consecutive year by India Today – AC Nielson survey, The Week- Hansa Survey and Outlook – Drshti Survey. Academy was awarded the ‘Best Design Institute in India’ 2016 and 2017 by industry body ASSOCHAM. Jaipur campus of the academy was ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in India by India Today. The institution was also awarded as ‘Best Education Brands 2017’ in Fashion Design Category by The Economic Times. Pearl Academy is a member of Laureate International Universities network, a global network that has presence in 25 countries, serving more than one million students. The Academy is also closely associated with renowned global institutions such as London College of Fashion (England), Domus Academy (Italy), Media Design School (New Zealand) and NABA (Milan) amongst many others. For more information, please visit: www.pearlacademy.com 


Amazon Fashion is the largest Fashion destination in the country with leadership in selection across all fashion categories. Amazon Fashion customers can browse over two million fashion products from specially curated stores for Apparels, Shoes, Jewelry, Handbag, Luggage, and Watches. Amazon is constantly exploring new innovations in technology to enhance the customer experience online. In addition to providing customers with an intuitive search and browse experience, Amazon Fashion has further elevated the experience by allowing customers to shop seamlessly for their favorite brands using the ‘Top Brands’ filter and also recently launched ‘auto-exchange’ feature for seamless returns.


 About Amazon.in                                                                                                               
The Amazon.in marketplace is operated by Amazon Seller Services Private Ltd, an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Amazon.in seeks to build the most customer-centric online destination for customers to find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online by giving them more of what they want – vast selection, low prices, fast and reliable delivery, and a trusted and convenient experience; and provide sellers with a world-class e-commerce platform.



About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

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FAIRFIELD BY MARRIOTT CELEBRATES ITS HERITAGE WITH GLOBAL 30th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVITIES!



 Hospitality Powerhouse Unveils New Design and Expands Habitat for Humanity Relationship During Milestone Year



MUMBAI, INDIA – October 27, 2017Fairfield by Marriott, Marriott International’s second largest brand, is celebrating its 30th anniversary year by honoring the brand’s heritage that was born at the Fairfield Farm, unveiling a new brand design and launching a global social responsibility initiative to expand upon its relationship with Habitat for Humanity by launching a national partnership.



Yesterday on October 26, hotel associates from Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu and members of the international press worked alongside Habitat for Humanity Nepal in building a home for a local family in Kavre, Nepal – an area that was affected by the 2015 earthquake, situated 32 kilometers outside of the capital city. Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu joined Fairfield hotel teams around the world in celebrating the brand’s 30th anniversary as part of the “Rally to Serve” initiative.




Fairfield by Marriott, one of the hospitality industry’s fastest-growing brands with nearly 900 locations worldwide, first took root at the Fairfield Farm – a Hume, Virginia, United States ranch purchased by J.W. and Alice Marriott in 1951. Fairfield Farm, nestled amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Rappahannock River, served as a retreat from the everyday chaos where the Marriott family perfected their art of hosting – they hosted friends, business associates, and dignitaries alike (including U.S. presidents Eisenhower and Reagan) – and seeded the inspiration for the brand’s founding in 1987. Like its namesake, the brand was founded to provide a calm and seamless stay for all types of travelers. Soon, a legacy of trusted service and family treatment was established, along with the Fairfield 100% Guarantee service philosophy, which is proudly upheld by the brand’s more than 3,000 associates worldwide today.






“While Fairfield by Marriott has achieved rapid global growth, entering new markets like Brazil, China and Nepal this year, those seeds were planted 30 years ago when the Fairfield Farm inspired a seamless service experience that has helped propel the brand,” said Janis Milham, Senior Vice President and Global Brand Leader, Classic Select Brands. “Now in our milestone year, we’re building onto our foundation of trusted service by unveiling a new modern décor package inspired by our roots.”

To honor the brand’s heritage, while recognizing its rapid global growth, Fairfield by Marriott is announcing a milestone month centered around the brand’s calm, balanced appeal and trusted legacy of service through these initiatives:

·       Farm-to-Hotel – Fairfield Debuts New Brand Design: Paying homage to the brand’s origins at the Fairfield Farm, Fairfield is introducing a new brand design. The new décor package is warm, timeless, forward-thinking, and inviting with simple nods back to the brand’s heritage. Specific elements meant to evoke feelings from the Fairfield Farm include a farmhouse table in the lobby for gathering and connecting, photography from the Fairfield Farm serving as artwork in the lobby and guest rooms, natural materials and unique textures featured throughout, and a history wall in every property showcasing the brand’s roots. The new design launches this November and will be on display in properties this fall, like one of the brand’s newest properties, opening outside of Boston this November.

·       Continuing to Serve the Community: Fairfield will expand its support of Habitat for Humanity by launching a national partnership with a global build campaign to honor the brand’s 30-year history and look forward to its future. The global build campaign will span five countries throughout the month, bringing together Fairfield associates with local Habitat organizations to work alongside future and current homeowners to help them build or improve the place they call home. With builds from New York City to Nepal, one of Fairfield’s newest markets, this campaign will be the largest “Rally to Serve” day in Fairfield’s 30-year history, encouraging associates around the world to give back to their communities.

For more information, visit Fairfield.Marriott.com.  

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About Fairfield by Marriott
Fairfield by Marriott is designed for todays traveler who is looking to be productive on the road, whether for business or leisure. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Fairfield offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With nearly 900 properties around the globe, Fairfield is proud to participate in the industrys award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit Fairfield.Marriott.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @FairfieldHotels on Twitter.


Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,200 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 125 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.



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Monday, October 30, 2017

Yes Bank cuts bad loans unearthed by RBI to a fifth!



Reports 25.1% rise in Q2 net as gross NPAs double to Rs 2,720 crore
ON GROWTH TRACK

·       The gross advances of the bank grew 34.9% led by a robust growth in retail and corporate advances

·       NIL for the Quarter rose 33.5% to Rs 18,885 crore.  The fees and commissions rose 35.4% to Rs 1,248 crore


Mumbai: Yes bank on Thrusday said it has addressed the issue of non-performing assets (NPAs) raised by a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) audit, which showed the bank had under-reported its NPAs by Rs. 6,355 crore for 2016-17.
The bank said it has undertaken upgrades sale to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) and downgraded the accounts by setting aside adequate provisions to buffer the loans it was confident of recovering.


On Thursday, YES Bank share rose 1.24% to close at Rs 331.70 on the BSE. The management in an analyst call said about Rs. 2,986 crore of the Rs. 6,355 crore is upgraded from March to date with an approval of the Board and statutory auditors, while another Rs. 1715.85 crore has been repaid about Rs. 440 crore of loans in this pool have been sold to ARCs.

After the upgrades and selling off loans, the divergence has now come down to Rs. 1,200 crore, according to the management. Higher under-reporting also forced the bank to hike its provisions to Rs. 443 crore during the quarter, much higher than the Rs. 250 crore of provisioning it normally does during a quarter.

The divergence reported in 2016-17 is also higher than the divergence reported in 2015-16 when RBI had redflagged Rs. 4,925.6 crore of loans as NPAs when the bank had reported gross NPAs of Rs. 748.9 crore.

Rana Kapoor, Managing director and chief executive officer, YES Bank told analysts in the concall, “Over the past two quarters, the amount of loans picked by the regulator have either been repaid or recognized by the bank. The entire impact of the divergence is absorbed in the second quarter despite the RBI giving us the audit report just a few days back. That is 81% of the exposure is either repaid, resolved or sold.”

Gorss NPAs doubled to ts. 2,720.34 crore, which is 1.82%  of the gross advances of the bank. This compares to 0.92% as of the end of june quarter and 0.39% in the year ago quarter.

Despite the substantial divergence and rise in NPAs YES bank reported a 25.1% rise in net profit to Rs. 1,003 crore on the back of robust growth in advances and also its other income and net interest imcome. This is the first time that the bank is reporting a four-digit net profit in its 12 years of existence.

However, the asset quality continues to haunt the bank. The high growth in profit helped the bank raise provisions for the NPAs.


The gross advances of the bank grew 34.9% to Rs. 148,675.3 crore, led by a robust growth in retail and corporate advances. Net interest income (NII) for the quarter rose 33.5% to Rs. 18,885 crore.

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Rohit Bakshi to be seen in Nikhil Sinha’s upcoming show Shaktipeeth Ke Bhairav! #TVShows



The talented Rohit Bakshi who has entertained the viewers with his exemplary acting skills and have received praises for the same will be seen in BIG Magic’s upcoming mythological show Shaktipeeth Ke Bhairav. It is going to be a treat for his fans as they get to see him back on television after a while and that too in a powerful role of Bhairav.


A source close to the production house informs us about the new developments, “A lot of people had auditioned for the role of Bhairav and we finally locked on to Rohit Bakshi. He fits on to the role perfectly and his appearance and aura exactly matches to what the requirement of the character was.”

On the same when we got in touch with Rohit to know more on being a part of this show, he quipped, “I am an ardent Shiva Bhakt in real life and it comes as a blessing to play Lord Shiva for the second time on Indian Television. After donning the same avatar in my last done mythological show Siya Ke Ram which was highly appreciated among the masses, I am pretty excited to essay Bhairav in the upcoming series Shaktipeeth Ke Bhairav. This time around, enacting a form of Shiva namely Bhairav is going to be very challenging as it will see the mythical 52 shaktipeeths from Bhairav’s perspective.”


To watch the phenomenal performance of Rohit Bakshi as Bhairav, stay tuned on to Shaktipeeth Ke Bhairav starting from 10th November from Monday to Friday at 7pm only on Shaktipeeth Ke Bhairav.

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Incuspaze opens new vista for Startups in 2 tier cities with unique approach Offered Co-working space and mentorship.


Plan to expand across 30 cities in India and 7 major cities of the world




Indore, October 27th, 2017Incuspaze, one of the India’s fastest growing coworking space with a special focus on Tier 2 cities. For the past decade, India’s ambitious startup narrative has been largely Metros, but with the initiatives of Incuspaze startups are now emerging in 2 tier cities like Jaipur, Lucknow and Indore.  As the definition of the quintessential Indian metro evolves, startups are rapidly embracing these smaller cities over the bigger metros due to availability of talent at lower cost, lower employee attrition, better visibility at the local level and some people consider this as a way to go back to their hometown and use their local network to establish their startup.


Working in a startup was taboo in a place like Indore a few years ago but now, it is considered as an opportunity because of the availability of talent, ease of setting up and there is a more grounded approach to running a startup.”

The perception of startups in Tier 2 cities is that working out of a co-working space is the expensive option rather than seeing this as a place to grow their company. The growth opportunities that the startups receive by collaborating with coworkers across India in our network will by far surpass the cost they will incur from co working. Secondly, the exposure startups receive from collaborating with other helps them to avoid mistakes and learn from others. Coworking in fact helps to find right kind of sources for the startups, provides lot of ideas and connects which can help them succeed.

Incuspaze Co-Working with a unique aim to establish strong startup ecosystem in Tier 2 cities, with a vision to create self-sustainable ecosystem, global Funding network, mentorship & services with a bulls eye goal to create global brands. With centers already established in Lucknow, Jaipur, and Indore, the founders have mapped the development of centers across 30 Tier 2 cities.

Sanjay Choudhary, founder of Incuspaze, says, “Establishing a strong base in Tier 2 cities was a conscious decision to encourage the growth of startups across the country. Talent exists outside of the India’s major metros as well, and they too need good facilities and an ecosystem to enhance their creativity.”
He further added that “company is planning to expand across 30 cities in India and partner network in 7 major cities of the world. This will surely increase the collaboration capability apart from the benefits worth few thousand dollars which is not otherwise available to startups easily.


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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Lemongrass Green Tea by Seer Secrets! #Tea #Aroma #Review





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Been a tea lover, it’s a privilege to review the Tea products and this time, I have come up with Seer Secrets “Lemongrass Green Tea.”

Seer Secrets chose me for the same and I got the option to get from Amazon to use the product and review.




I love drinking tea without milk and sugar and this Lemongrass Green Tea blend is good for me. As you open up the bottle, your nostrils will be filled with the fresh aroma of tea and lemon and you can’t stop yourself from tasting it and the flavour of the tea is good and refreshing.



Product description: Seer Secrets “Lemongrass Green Tea.” is good beverage for drinking post meal as it states that it is intestinal decongestant and is good for digestion, acidity and burning calories. It is full of antioxidants and boosts metabolism and regulates blood pressure. It is good choice for maintaining good health. It is a vegetarian product.




Packaging: The packaging is attractive. It comes in double packing. The tea leaves are sealed in a tight lid bottle jar and is packed with a cardboard container so there is no risk of breakage. The double pack ensures the taste and aroma of the Lemongrass Green Tea.

Appearance: 



Pricing: Rs. 423 for 50 gm.


Shelf life: 24 months from the date of manufacture.


How to Prepare: Add 3-4 pearls of green tea in a cup of hot water and let it sit for two minutes to enhance the aroma of tea.





Product review:  I am drinking tea since more than a week and I loved the flavour and aroma of it and was quite surprised to find that 3-4 pearls was enough to bring the required effect of green tea and feel good after consuming. My hubby and my family liked the taste of green tea. I recommend this product to all.

My rating: 4.5/5

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*****I received the PR samples and my opinion is honest & unbiased. I have tried and tested the product before review.