Monday, August 31, 2020


~ Usha Uthup, Shilpa Rao, Raghu Dixit, Javed Ali, Swetha Mohan with 9 other talented artists reimpose the evergreen track Hum Honge Kamyaab with emotional approach to honour the brave frontline heroes ~

Hyderabad, 31st August, 2020: Metalloid Productions in partnership with UNESCO – New Delhi and Dukes India as the primary sponsor launch Voices United - Hum Honge Kamyaab with a con-temporary and multilingual twist. 

Watch now on YouTube - United - Hum Honge Kamyab is a multi-lingual audio-video track sung by 14 talented artists from across the country to honour and pay a tribute to our brave frontline heroes who have been working tirelessly to keep us safe and battling tooth and nail in these trying times.

The track also aims to raise funds for Magic Bus Foundation towards their Crisis Recovery pro-gramme in India. They have been at the forefront of Covid-19 relief efforts, having provided dry ration kits to more than 4 lakh people.

“Independent India has not faced as big a challenge as we have in the last few months. The pan-demic, the economy crashing, the migrants-crisis, the possibility of war and lives lost have left us, collectively, in a very dark place. We recomposed this song to try and lift the mood of the nation and make it the Nation’s Anthem of Hope! We thank the artists, our sponsor Dukes India and part-ner UNESCO – New Delhi for trusting us and playing a key role in bringing this project to life.” says Pritish Kollati, CMD, Metalloid Productions when asked about the idea and reason behind the track.

A Journey of Instilling Faith and Social Cohesion 

In the past few months, there have been many reasons to lose hope and faith, but the one reason to assure us we will make it through is the strength of our unity. India has shown the world, that together, we shall overcome any obstacle. India is not just a country; India is an emotion. India is the epitome of “Hum Honge Kamyaab”, of Voices United. 

“When we set out to make this song, we had a simple brief for Karthik, our music composer, we need a song like Rahmanji’s Vande Mataram, not just in how epic it was, but to also serve the same purpose - unite our country and pay a soulful tribute. We are very pleased with the way Karthik and the team have brought out the essence of unity. I am also very delighted about how beautifully the song has shaped up. You are surely in for a treat!” Aditya Ponugoti, CMO, Metal-loid Productions

Shot and recorded from their homes, the track showcases the passion and dedication the artists have towards their art. Beautifully recomposed and directed by the Cinephile Pictures team, we hope to make legends like Rahman ji, Asha Bhosle ji proud of the track and give our viewers hope, faith and goosebumps. We hope to honour our brave frontline heroes who worked tirelessly day and night and still are to keep us safe.



Our Pursuit of Unity and Hope 

“UNESCO New Delhi is delighted to partner with Metalloid Productions, in this initiative. The Pre-amble to the Constitution of UNESCO states that ‘since wars begin in the minds of men and wom-en, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed’. There-fore, in times of constraints and restrictions on our daily routines, we hope that this music will en-courage the people to come together to face the current COVID 19 pandemic with valour.” Eric Falt, Director of UNESCO New Delhi 


With the majority of the world still under lockdown, the consumption of content has primarily shifted to digital platforms. Music has been one of the most accessible forms of stress relievers and mood boosters during the pandemic. It gives an opportunity to listeners to stand together while staying distanced and that is exactly what this initiative aims to accomplish.


Dukes India Spreading Joy With Foods That Create Joy


In these unprecedented times, when the world needs every sign of hope, when every act of joy and kindness means more than ever, Dukes India is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Voices United. A song that is not only an anthem to lift our spirits, but a meaningful, creative effort that will restore incomes of 2,00,000 families and keep 3,00,000 children in school. Over the past few months everyone at Dukes has been unwavering in their solidarity with the nation. Each of their employees was contributing a day’s salary to the PM Cares Fund, donating blood or distributing free biscuits to frontline healthcare workers in hospitals and feeding stranded migrants, every act has been an affirmation of their mission, of spreading joy with foods that create joy.


“As we battle economic challenges, their emotional impact and the dark uncertainties of Covid 19, we want music to offer a ray of hope as well as faith in our strength as a nation that stands united cutting across all lines, all differences to fight this.” said Mr. Ravinder Agarwal, Managing Direc-tor of Dukes India, known for his philanthropic work. 



Charity Partnership with Magic Bus 

Speaking on the association, Matthew Spacie, Founder, Magic Bus, said, “We are proud to be as-sociated with UNESCO and Metalloid Productions who have given us the opportunity to be the ex-clusive charity partner for Voices United. With their invaluable support, we will be well on our journey to rehabilitate 2,00,000 families who have lost their income as a result of the pandemic, and ensure none of their children drop out of school but continue with their formal education, uninterrupted.”


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the lives and livelihoods of people living in poverty. Going beyond relief, Magic Bus is working on a Crisis Recovery programme that will ensure 2.00,000 families are connected to employment opportunities and government schemes. This in turn, will keep 3,00,000 children from being pushed into child labour, child trafficking or early marriage and ensure they stay in schools, complete their education, and get better employ-ment opportunities.

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*IndiGrid completes acquisition of GPTL Transmission project from Sterlite Power at an enterprise value of ~INR 10.8 Bn (USD 150 Mn)*

• IndiGrid’s AUM increases by ~9% to ~INR 133 Bn (USD 1.80 Bn)

• GPTL consists of 3 GIS of 3,000 MVA capacity and ~270 ckms of 400 KV transmission lines

• Acquisition adds ~INR 350-400 Mn of net distributable cash flow per year

Mumbai, Monday, August 31, 2020: India Grid Trust (“IndiGrid”), India’s leading infrastructure investment trust, today completed acquisition of another transmission asset - Gurgaon Palwal Transmission Limited (“GPTL”), from Sterlite Power at an enterprise value of ~INR 10.8 Bn (USD 150 Mn). With this acquisition, IndiGrid’s AUM has increased by ~9% to ~INR 133 Bn (USD 1.80 Bn). IndiGrid’s asset portfolio will now consist of 10 power transmission projects, with a total network of 25 power transmission lines and 7 substations extending over ~6,080 circuit kilometres & 10,735 MVA in 15 Indian states.


GPTL is part of Inter State Transmission Scheme (ISTS) network and consists of three gas-insulated substations (GIS) with a total transformation capacity of 3,000 MVA and ~270 circuit kilometers of 400 KV transmission lines spread across Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. This project is built with a substantial focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects. It is a strategic asset for ensuring reliable power supply in the region which may reduce the carbon emissions by reducing dependence on DG sets. The land requirement for this project is also substantially reduced with innovatively designed vertical GIS substation and monopole towers with micro-piling.


The acquisition of GPTL was envisaged as part of the framework agreement signed with Sterlite Power in April 2019 for acquisition of three assets upon commissioning. This acquisition has been funded by internal accruals, proceeds from the preference issue done in May 2019 and new debt. With this investment, IndiGrid’s net debt/AUM will be at ~53%, significantly below the 70% leverage threshold as per SEBI InvIT Regulations.


Commenting on the acquisition, Harsh Shah, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGrid, said “This acquisition is in line with our strategy to acquire accretive assets with low operating risk and long-term certainty of cash flows. We continue our efforts to increase unitholders’ returns by creating a solid growth pipeline for the future while providing predictable distribution. IndiGrid has another ~INR 55 Bn (USD 750 Mn) pipeline of transmission projects under the framework agreement with Sterlite Power providing visibility of ~INR 180 Bn (USD 2.50 Bn) of AUM over next two years. This acquisition is a testament to our consistent track record of aggregating good quality projects with the vision of enhancing investor returns while maintaining a strong balance sheet. “


Commenting on the transaction, Anuraag Srivastava, Group CFO, Sterlite Power, said, “We are proud to successfully close yet another asset sale in these unprecedented times. GPTL sale marks our ninth asset transfer to India Grid Trust. With this, we have transferred about ~INR 123 Bn (USD 1.70 Bn) worth transmission assets to IndiGrid till date. The sale of this strategic project amidst a challenging market situation is a clear validation of the pioneering asset monetization model and our ability to commission high quality projects with long term stable cash flows. We look forward to commissioning more assets and transfer about another ~INR 55 Bn (INR 750 Mn) worth of assets to IndiGrid over a period of time.”


In FY20, IndiGrid raised ~INR 25.1 Bn (USD 340 Mn) of capital by way of preferential issue which was subscribed by KKR and GIC amongst other marquee investors. It acquired NRSS XXIX and OGPTL projects from Sterlite Power for ~INR 50 Bn (USD 680 Mn). In addition to that, it had entered into an exclusive framework agreement with Sterlite Power to acquire three projects worth ~INR 65 Bn (USD 890 Mn) as and when they are commissioned, of which GPTL has now been acquired by IndiGrid. KKR also acquired majority interest in the Investment Manager of IndiGrid.


About IndiGrid:

IndiGrid [BSE: 540565 | NSE: INDIGRID] is the first Infrastructure Investment Trust (“InvIT”) in the Indian power sector. It owns 10 operating projects consisting of 25 transmission lines with more than 6,080 ckms length and 7 substations with 10,735 MVA transformation capacity. IndiGrid has assets under management (AUM) worth ~INR 133 Bn (USD 1.80 Bn). The investment manager of IndiGrid is majority owned by KKR.

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About Sterlite Power:

Sterlite Power is a leading global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects of over 13,670 circuit kms and 24,800 MVA in India and Brazil. With an industry-leading portfolio of power conductors, EHV cables and OPGW, Sterlite Power also offers solutions for upgrading, uprating and strengthening existing networks. The Company has set new benchmarks in the industry by use of cutting-edge technologies and innovative financing. Sterlite Power is also the sponsor of IndiGrid, India’s first power sector Infrastructure Investment Trust (“InvIT”), listed on the BSE and NSE. Sterlite Power has been recognised with prestigious global awards from S&P Global Platts and International Project Management Association (IPMA).

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By Dr Dilip Kumar, Medica Superspecialty Hospital*

Challenges become multifold if we start reacting to a crisis instead of responding to it, And that is exactly what is happening in todays CORONA times. People with heart attack and heart blocks are taking chances at home in fear of acquiring CORONA infection, knowing fully well that odds of dying from these critical illnesses is far more than having harm from corona . At the same time chances of acquiring infections when proper precautions are taken is minimal, more so the mortality rate after COVID is around 3% but the mortality rate in untreated cardiac emergency is around 90%. How can we describe this behavior and thinking process ? This is simply the intimidation controlling the logical thought process of people.


We have become much wiser in terms of understanding the disease COVID in last six months. The chances of serious outcome from corona is gradually coming down and we have some drugs which at least can provide some relief and help in recovery. Also we are better prepared in terms of hospital facilities for sick patients and more quarantine centres for the asymptomatic ones . If we put it all together this becomes clear and evident that critical non corona diseases have killed more patients over last few months, that too was only because of the trepidation and unfounded stigma of this tiny organism.


A Lancet study reported that more than 7,000 people died every day in India because of cardio vascular diseases in 2016. The condition has only worsened in subsequent years.

Between January 30, when the first case of Covid-19 was reported in the country, and May 3, the last day of the second extension of the lockdown, it is an estimate that about 24 lakh people have died in India and one of the biggest contributor was cardiovascular diseases. This is all developing into a dangerous whirlpool with patients and family members indulging in an attitude of procrastination in these days


Lets look at the brighter side, Almost every hospital has made changes in their standard operating procedures (SOPs) dealing with medical emergencies in present crisis time to give the most efficient management protocol ,as in our hospital (Medica Superspecialty Hospital) a patient with heart attack or heart block receives angioplasty and pacemaker even before the result of COVID test is known. All the precautions are taken simultaneously to not to spread the infection to any other person (healthcare workers and fellow patients). Once the patient is given the necessary life saving treatment he is then shifted to the category of wards as per his COVID status.  


So it is high time not to throughway lives of critical patients only because of the fear of virus which is going to be tamed soon with the development of vaccines.. The definition and importance of Golden hour in treatment of heart attack has not changed in these times. So better to avoid the delay and we know it well that -TREATMENT DELAYED IS TREATMENT DENIED!

*pTron signs Aparshakti Khurana for its Brand Campaign*

● The actor and famed anchor to promote audio accessories of the brand  

India, August 31, 2020: Digital Lifestyle and audio accessories brand, pTron has roped in Bollywood Actor Aparshakti Khurana for its latest campaign of its new product range. pTron is set to wield the talent’s growing fanbase and his charming online persona in this campaign. Having earned a name for himself in the Indian Film Industry, Aparshakti Khurana is now promoting pTron’s new, premium TWS (Truly Wireless Stereo) product, Bassbuds Urban and their ultra-modern Bluetooth neckbands Tangent Lite and Tangent Beats along with some upcoming disruptive products.


The Indian brand aims to reach a wide spectrum of audience through a widespread campaign. The company is working with Mr. Aparshakti Khurana on an extensive digital promotional campaign. The campaign is extended to popular OTT platforms such as Voot and Zee5 to tap the increasing surge in the viewership due to the COVID-19 lockdown and Work from Home. A separate E-Radio campaign is also underway on music streaming applications like Spotify, Jio Saavn and Gaana. 


Commenting on the association, Mr. Ameen Khwaja, Founder and CEO, pTron said, “The new line of products of pTron are carefully and stylishly designed for the youth, especially the students and those working from home. The growing market share of pTron in recent years goes in line with the increasing fanbase of Mr. Aparshakthi Khurana and we found him a perfect fit for our brand. He replicates the energy, style and refinement that resonates with the new audio accessories range of pTron. With this association, we have also jumped on the OTT bandwagon since we are trying to reach the younger demographics unwilling to compromise on style and quality.”


“I have always been a fan of innovation with a style quotient, so I found pTron being a brand with an impressive product design, quality and their ability to offer products with latest features to the price conscious Indian consumer. I am delighted to be a part of their growth story,” said Mr. Aparshakti Khurana, Bollywood actor.

*India Today ranks Aakash Institute as the Top Coaching Institute for Medical Entrance Test Preparation in its annual Best Coaching Institutes Rankings*

• This is the second consecutive year that Aakash Institute has been ranked Number 1 in 

the Top Coaching Institutes list for NEET 

• Aakash IITJEE also ranks 5th in Top 30 Coaching Institutes for JEE

NEW DELHI/AUGUST 31, 2020: Aakash Institute, the national leader in test preparation services, has been ranked as the Top Coaching Institute among 30 Best Coaching Institutes in the country for preparation of medical entrance exams by India Today Magazine, one of the most widely circulated magazines in India, in its annual Best Coaching Institutes rankings. This is the second consecutive year that Aakash Institute has been ranked Number One in the Top Coaching Institutes for NEET.


Aakash’s JEE division i.e. Aakash IITJEE has also been ranked Number 5 in India in the survey conducted across coaching centers in the country for preparation of engineering exams. This is a great achievement for the Institute as within a short span of time, it is now ranked in the Top 5 coaching institutes for JEE, owing to its premium quality of study materials, highly trained faculty and well researched test papers.


For the rankings, Marketing and Development Research Associates (MDRA), a reputed market research agency, evaluated institutes on five broad parameters – intake quality and fees; quality of faculty; learning resources; training processes and outcomes. 


Authenticity of Aakash Institute’s past results, expertise of experienced faculty, latest testing pattern, computer-based testing facilities, competent and comprehensive study material, solutions to individual queries, mentoring and personal attention, motivational support and counselling for students, regular monitoring of student attendance, student performance feedback, regular parent teacher meetings and in-depth customised analysis for students are some of the attributes that have resulted in making Aakash as the No.1 coaching institute in India for NEET.


Commenting on the rankings, Mr Aakash Chaudhry, Director and CEO of Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), said “We are humbled and elated to be ranked again as India’s No.1 Coaching Institute for NEET and No. 5 for JEE by India Today, one of the most reputed magazines in the country. Under the guidance of our founder and CMD, Mr J.C. Chaudhry and expert faculty, our students have shown unflinching commitment and consistent performance for the last 32 years. This recognition is a result of the hard work of both our students as well as teachers. With this achievement, we feel more responsible and committed to deliver even better in coming years.”


He added, “Aakash Institute would like to take this occasion to thank our students and parents for placing their trust in Aakash. Specially, in these times of Covid, we are grateful that students & parents continue to keep their faith and trust in us for their career preparation needs. It is a moment of great pride and importance for us since we began our journey as a single centre with barely 12 students in 1988 and today have risen to stand tall as the No. 1 Coaching Institutes in the country for NEET with more than 2 lakh students.”



About Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL)

Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) provides comprehensive test preparatory services for students preparing for Medical and Engineering Entrance Examinations, School/Board Exams and Competitive Exams such as NTSE, KVPY, and Olympiads. AESL believes that the “Aakash” brand is associated with quality coaching and a proven student selection track record in various Medical and Engineering Entrance Examinations, Scholarship exams & Olympiads.


With over 32 years of operational experience in the test preparatory industry, the company has a large number of selections in Medical & Engineering Entrance Exams and several Foundation level Scholarship exams/Olympiads, a pan India network of 200+ Aakash Centers (including franchisee), and a student count of more than 250,000.


The Aakash group also owns famous K-12 EdTech brand, as well.

देश में गिग इकोनॉमी का रुख मोड़ते हुए एमवे इंडिया ने पिछले तीन महीनों में अपने व्यापार के अवसरों की खोज करने वाले लोगों की संख्या में भारी वृद्धि दर्ज की

एक नए डिजिटल युग में प्रवेश करते हुए कंपनी अपने डायरेक्ट रिटेलर्स/सेलर्स की डिजिटल और सोशल माध्यमों से दक्षता बढ़ाने पर ध्यान केंद्रित कर रही है


अगस्त 2020 : देश की अग्रणी एफएमसीजी डायरेक्ट सेलिंग कंपनियों में से एक एमवे इंडिया देश में गिग इकोनॉमी इकोसिस्टम को मजबूत करने की दिशा में महत्वपूर्ण कदम उठा रही है। संगठन के पास एक वैश्विक A70 बहु-वर्षीय विकास रणनीति है, जो सामाजिक वाणिज्य के साथ उद्यमिता की शक्ति को प्राप्त करने पर केंद्रित है। इस बहु-वर्षीय विकास रणनीति के एक हिस्से के रूप में एमवे इंडिया ने गिग इकोनॉमी के उदय को एक प्रमुख वैश्विक रुख के रूप में पहचाना है। इसके तहत और भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था के पुनरुद्धार के लिए सहयोग करने के अपने प्रयासों के साथ एमवे इंडिया अपने डायरेक्ट रिटेलर्स/सेलर्स के लिए विकास को सक्षम करने और उनकी लाभदायक, स्थायी सफलता के लिए व्यावसायिक उत्पादन के नए स्रोत निर्मित करने पर ध्यान केंद्रित कर रही है।


इस पर टिप्पणी करते हुए एमवे इंडिया के सीईओ अंशु बुधराजा ने कहा, “वर्तमान में भारत दुनिया के सर्वाधिक युवा आबादी वाले देशों में से एक है, जिसमें 65% आबादी 35 वर्ष या इससे कम आयु वाली है। हाल ही में एसोचैम की एक रिपोर्ट के अनुसार भारत की गिग इकोनॉमी 17% सीएजीआर से बढ़ने की उम्मीद है और 2023 तक इसके 455अरब डॉलर की सकल मात्रा को छूने की संभावना है। जैसे-जैसे जॉब मार्केट एक संरचनात्मक बदलाव से गुजर रहा है, एमवे इंडिया ने अंडर-35आयु वर्ग द्वारा अपने व्यवसाय मॉडल में रुचि लेने संबंधी जबर्दस्त उछाल दर्ज किया है, जो अन्यथा गिग इकोनॉमी इकोसिस्टम में लचीली भूमिकाओं को चुनेंगे, जो कि मौजूदा अजीबोगरीब परिस्थितियों में तेजी से बढ़ रहा रुझान है। आज हमने अकेले दूसरी तिमाही में ही व्यावसायिक अवसर की खोज करने वाले लोगों में महत्वपूर्ण वृद्धि देखी है,जिसमें से 64% नए पंजीकरण अंडर-35 आयु वर्ग के अंतर्गत हैं, जो हमारे उत्पाद रेंज और व्यापार अवसर के प्रति एक मजबूत आत्मीयता दिखाते हैं। इसके अलावा एमवे के मौजूदा ग्राहकों में से 53% अंडर-35 आयु वर्ग वाले हैं और हमारे उच्च गुणवत्ता वाले उत्पादों का उपभोग करने को लेकर बेहद उत्सुक हैं। हम अपने डायरेक्ट सेलर्स को सफलता प्राप्त करने और निरंतर कुछ नया सीखने संबंधी पहलों एवं विश्व स्तरीय गुणवत्ता वाले उत्पादों के माध्यम से अपने व्यवसाय को विकसित करने में मदद करने के लिए प्रतिबद्ध हैं।”

महत्वपूर्ण तथ्य

64% नए पंजीकरण अंडर-35 आयु वर्ग के अंतर्गत हैं

वर्तमान में एमवे के 53% ग्राहक अंडर-35 आयु वर्ग के अंतर्गत आते हैं

इसके अलावा एमवे इंडिया के सीनियर वाइस प्रेजिडेंट-सेल्स अचिंता बनर्जी ने कहा, “ऐतिहासिक रूप से डायरेक्ट सेलिंग ने आर्थिक विकास को बढ़ावा देने में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाई है और यह उन लोगों के लिए पारंपरिक रोजगार के लिए एक विकल्प प्रस्तुत करती है, जो घरेलू आय की पूर्ति के लिए लचीले अवसर तलाश रहे होते हैं। आज जबकि पारंपरिक रोजगार परिदृश्य में व्यवधान देखा जा रहा है, इसलिए गिग इकोनॉमी एक विषमतापूर्ण रुख दर्ज कर रही है। यह वृद्धि संगठन के विशिष्ट बिजनेस मॉडल के कारण है, जो सदस्यों को निर्देशित उद्यमिता के माध्यम से अपने स्वयं के व्यवसाय को संचालित करने और आय का एक स्थिर स्रोत प्राप्त करने की अनुमति देता है। जैसे-जैसे भारतीय रोजगार परिदृश्य बड़े पैमाने पर बदलावों के दौर से गुजर रहा है, जिसके तहत घर से काम करना और काम करने के लचीले घंटे होना जरूरी रुझान बनते जा रहे हैं, ऐसे में गिग इकोनॉमी पसंदीदा मॉडल बनने के लिए एकदम तैयार है।”


डेलॉयट की ‘फ्यूचर ऑफ वर्क एक्सेलेरेटेड’ रिपोर्ट के अनुसार पूर्णकालिक कार्यबल पर निर्भरता कम करने के लिए पांच में से तीन संगठन (60%) सूक्ष्म-उद्यमियों की बढ़ती हिस्सेदारी दर्ज कर रहे हैं। भारत में वर्तमान में सबसे गतिशील क्षेत्रों में से एक एफएमसीजी उद्योग सूक्ष्म-उद्यमियों में उछाल देख रहा है। एमवे ने उच्च स्तर की सोच और भागीदारी दर्ज की है, क्योंकि यह बेहतर प्रतिष्ठा, गुणवत्ता वाले उत्पाद और सेवाएं प्रदान करती है, जिन पर लोग विश्वास कर सकते हैं, साथ ही यह उनके लिए अपने जुनून और सामुदायिक भावना का पालन करने का अवसर भी है। उभरते रुख के साथ कदम मिलाते हुए।

आज उपभोक्ता की मांगों के मूल में समग्र कल्याण के साथ उपभोग की प्रवृत्ति में एक तीव्र बदलाव आया है। एमवे इंडिया अपनी नई श्रेणियों के लिए बढ़ी हुई प्राथमिकता देख रहा है, जिनमें न्यूट्रीलाइट ट्रेडिशनल हर्ब्स रेंज, प्रीमियम कुकवेयर और होम एंड कार एयर प्यूरीफायर उत्पाद शामिल हैं, जो उपभोक्ताओं द्वारा स्वास्थ्य और कल्याण समाधानों की बढ़ती मांग का प्रतिनिधित्व करते हैं।


भारत सरकार की स्किल इंडिया पहल के अनुरूप एमवे इंडिया अपने डायरेक्ट सेलर्स की क्षमताओं को बढ़ाने के लिए डिजिटल-फर्स्ट अप्रोच पर महत्वपूर्ण रूप से ध्यान केंद्रित कर रहा है, ताकि व्यवसाय वृद्धि को सुनिश्चित किया जा सके और बाजार में बेहतर रूप से प्रवेश को सक्षम बनाया जा सके, संभावित ग्राहकों तक पहुंच में सुधार लाया जा सके, उत्पाद सुलभता और ग्राहक के अनुभवों को भी बेहतर किया जा सके। एमवे अपने डायरेक्ट सेलर्स के लिए प्रशिक्षण, शिक्षा और डिजिटल टूल्स ऑफर करने में भी काफी निवेश कर रहा है। इसके तहत लॉकडाउन के बाद से लेकर अब तक एमवे ने 6000 से अधिक प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रमों का आयोजन किया है, जिनमें 9,00,000 से अधिक डायरेक्ट सेलर्स ने हिस्सा लिया है। हाल ही में लॉन्च किए गए डिजिटल टूल यानी एमवे बिजनेस ऐप, चैटबॉट 'मायरा' और अपने ई-कॉमर्स प्लेटफॉर्म में सुधार से एमवे ने डायरेक्ट सेलर्स के लिए डिजिटल ट्रांसफॉर्मेशन को और आसान कर दिया है।

एमवे इंडिया के बारे में

एमवे इंडिया संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका के मिशिगन के एडा में स्थित मुख्यालय के साथ एमवे की पूर्ण स्वामित्व वाली सहायक कंपनी है। एमवे दुनिया की नंबर 1[1] डायरेक्ट सेलिंग कंपनी है, जिसकी 100 से अधिक देशों और क्षेत्रों में उपस्थिति है।

विश्व स्तर पर एमवे 60 साल पुरानी कंपनी है, जिसका मूल्य 8.4 अरब अमेरिकी डॉलर है और जो अच्छी गुणवत्ता वाली उपभोक्ता वस्तुओं की निर्माता एवं डायरेक्ट सेलर कंपनी है। एमवे का नवप्रवर्तन और उद्योग में अग्रणी रिसर्च एंड डेवलपमेंट 780 से अधिक पेटेंट हासिल कर चुका है और अन्य 220 पेटेंट लंबित हैं। एमवे के पास लगभग 500 वैज्ञानिक, इंजीनियर और तकनीकी पेशेवर हैं, जो वैश्विक, क्षेत्रीय और स्थानीय उत्पाद संबंधी अनुसंधान और विकास प्रदान करने के लिए 11 स्थानों के माध्यम से हमारी नवप्रवर्तन और वैज्ञानिक क्षमताओं का विस्तार करते हैं।

एमवे इंडिया एमवे डायरेक्ट सेलर्स के माध्यम से न्यूट्रीशन, ब्यूटी, पर्सनल केयर, होम केयर और कंज्यूमर ड्यूरेबल्स जैसी श्रेणियों में 140 से अधिक दैनिक उपयोग संबंधी उत्पाद बेचती है, जो विशिष्ट गुणवत्ता वाले उत्पादों के उपयोग के बारे में व्यक्तिगत सिफारिशें करते हैं। एमवे उत्पादों को उनकी गुणवत्ता और मूल्य के लिए व्यापक रूप से पहचाना और सराहा जाता है। ये उत्पाद उपयोग की 100% संतुष्टि[2] के लिए मनी बैक गारंटी से युक्त होते हैं।

एमवे के उत्पाद न केवल भारत में, बल्कि दुनिया भर में लोकप्रिय हैं। न्यूट्रीलाइट दुनिया का नंबर 1 बिकने वाला विटामिन और डाइटरी सप्लीमेंट्स ब्रांड[3] है। न्यूट्रीलाइट ने खुद को भारत में भी विटामिन और डाइटरी सप्लीमेंट्स श्रेणी में एक अग्रणी ब्रांड के रूप में स्थापित किया है। आर्टिस्ट्री भारत का नंबर 1 प्रीमियम स्किन केयर ब्रांड[4] है। एमवे इंडिया भारत के युवाओं पर लक्षित एंट्री लेवल प्रीमियम स्किनकेयर और कॉस्मेटिक्स ब्रांड ‘एटिट्यूड’ की पेशकश भी करता है। उत्पाद रेंज को भारतीय उपभोक्ताओं की जरूरतों को पूर्ण रूप से ध्यान में रखते हुए विकसित किया गया है।

Saturday, August 29, 2020

.Thomas Cook India & SOTC announce a Virtual Mega Customer Event Fun Evening with ace comedian Atul Khatri Exciting Holiday Auctions, Crazy Spot Offers, Free Travel Voucher of Rs. 5 000.00

Mumbai, August 28, 2020: With India’s lockdown resulting in strong pent-up travel demand, Thomas Cook

(India) Ltd., and its Group Company, SOTC Travel Ltd., have announced an exclusive, virtual mega event –

an engaging consumer connect that includes live bidding of holiday packages and acts by the ace comedian

Atul Khatri, on Saturday, August 29. Thomas Cook India’s Relive the Dreams Mega Event at 6 pm, offers

an exclusive interaction with Bollywood star Boman Irani; SOTC’s Blockbuster Evening follows from 8 pm

onwards. This interactive virtual platform is aimed at catalysing bookings for future travel when borders

reopen – inviting customers to a preview of a range of holiday specials, a fun-filled holiday bidding process,

amazing spot offers and a free holiday voucher of Rs. 5 000.00 on registration - a unique experience from

the comfort of their homes.

Displaying agility in adapting to the challenges of the lockdown, the teams at Thomas Cook India & SOTC

have been at the forefront of pioneering initiatives, including innovations in their product-services portfolio and

unique concepts aimed at customer engagement. From exciting social media contests and travel quizzes, a

live Lockdown Travel Awards event with Bollywood celebrity Boman Irani, storytelling sessions with popular

Marathi actor Subodh Bhave, culinary experiences with the renowned chef Santosh Jori, to its Virtual Outlets

& Virtual Agent Network and the first-of-its-kind Virtual Holiday Roadshows, the two brands have created

meaningful opportunities to stay in touch with consumers.

The upcoming mega event reiterates the companies’ Customer-First strategy with a vibrant and interactive

fun-filled evening, strategically aimed at converting pent-up travel demand into bookings – across domestic

and international holidays for when borders reopen. This unique digital initiative empowers customers with a

convenient and contactless platform – to get an overview of newly launched holiday products, engage with

holiday experts from the safety/comfort of their homes and avail of exciting spot offers, prizes and participate

in an exclusive series of holiday auctions.

Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, “In

line with our focussed Customer-First approach, we continue to explore distinctive opportunities to engage

with our customers and so, I am delighted to present our exclusive virtual Relive the Dreams Mega Event,

with the much loved Bollywood star, Boman Irani and ace comedian, Atul Khatri. Through this strategic

initiative, we intend to showcase our exciting new product range and catalyze bookings via crazy deals/offers

and a truly unique holiday auction – for both domestic and international tours. And to sweeten the deal, a free

Rs. 5 000.00 holiday voucher awaits our customers!”

Click here to register for Thomas Cook India’s Relive the Dreams Mega Event (6 pm onwards)

Mr. Daniel D’souza, President & Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel said, “In our continued endeavour

to connect and strengthen our association with our past and prospective customers, we are extremely happy

to host our first ever virtual Blockbuster Evening, with ace comedian Atul Khatri. Despite the current

environment with rapidly changing consumer needs/trends, our teams at SOTC have gone all out in ensuring

relevance - and this initiative allows us to understand and engage with our valued customers, while

showcasing a range of innovative and exciting products and services.”

Click here to register for SOTC’s Blockbuster Evening (8 pm onwards)

About Thomas Cook (India) Limited: Set up in 1881, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. (TCIL) is the leading integrated travel and travel

related financial services company in the country offering a broad spectrum of services that include Foreign Exchange, Corporate

Travel, MICE, Leisure Travel, Value Added Services, Visa and Passport services and E-Business. It operates leading B2C and B2B

brands including Thomas Cook, SOTC, TCI, SITA, Asian Trails, Allied T Pro, Australian Tours Management, Desert Adventures,

Luxe Asia, Kuoni Hong Kong, Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited, TC Forex, Distant Frontiers, TC Tours, TC Visa, Travel Circle

International Limited, Ithaka, Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI), Private Safaris East & South Africa.

As one of the largest travel service provider networks headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region, The Thomas Cook India Group

spans 25 countries across 5 continents, a team of over 8388 and a combined revenue in excess of Rs. 6948.3 Cr. (over $ 0.93 Bn.)

for the financial year ended March 31, 2020.

TCIL has been felicitated with The Best Travel Agency – India at TTG Travel Awards 2019, The Best Outbound Tour

Operator at the Times Travel Awards 2018 & 2019 and Leading Company with Cutting Edge Travel Innovation at the Times,

Silver award for Asia's Best Integrated Report (First Time) category at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards, Best Risk

Management-Framework & Systems at the India Risk Management Awards 2019; Best Cash Management Solution – India

at the Asset Triple A Treasury, Trade, Supply Chain & Risk Management Awards 2018, Best Outbound Tour Operator at

the SATTE awards 2019, Excellence in Domestic Tour Operations at the SATTE Awards 2018, The French Ambassador’s

Award for Exemplary Achievements in Visa Issuance – 2015 to 2019 and the Condé Nast Traveller – Readers’ Travel

Awards from 2011 to 2019.

CRISIL has reaffirmed the rating on debt programmes and bank facilities of Thomas Cook (India) Ltd at ‘CRISIL AA-/Negative on

the long-term bank facilities of TCIL and CRISIL A1+ rating on the short-term bank facilities and short- term debt of the Company.

For more information, please visit

Fairbridge Capital (Mauritius) Limited, a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited promotes TCIL by holding 65.60% of its

paid-up capital and is responsible for the execution of acquisition and investment opportunities.

About Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited: Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a holding company which, through its

subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management. Founded in 1985 by the

present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Prem Watsa, the company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Its common

shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FFH and in U.S. dollars under the symbol FFH.U.

About Subsidiaries of Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.: Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited, wholly owned subsidiary of TCIL is engaged

in time share and resort business.

SOTC Travel Limited, wholly owned subsidiary of TCIL is a leading travel and tourism company active across various travel

segments including Leisure Travel, Incentive Travel and Business Travel.

Travel Corporation India (TCI), a brand owned by TCIL through its wholly owned subsidiary company, is the leading Destination

Management Company in India that offers tailor-made travel and related services to India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

Thomas Cook India Group holds a 51% stake in DEI Holdings Limited (DEI), one of the world’s leading imaging solutions and

services providers

*Punjab National Bank senior hockey team coach awarded with Dronacharya Award 2020*

New Delhi 29 August 2020: Punjab National Bank (PNB), India’s second-largest public sector bank is feeling proud of its senior hockey team coach Shri Romesh Pathania on the occasion of National Sports Day (29th August 2020). Shri Pathania has been honoured today with Dronachaya Award.

Shri. Romesh Pathania Senior Hockey Team coach of Punjab National Bank received the coveted Dhronachrya award 2020 in Lifetime category by Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. The National Governing Body for Hockey in India also congratulated Romesh Pathania for being awarded the Dronacharya Award for his contributions to Indian hockey.


Under his training PNB hockey team has won many tournaments; the recent achievement being winner of 12th Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey tournament and runner-up in 93rd MCC Murugappa Gold Cup among others.


Romesh Pathania has encouraged and seeded Indian Hockey teams for thirty years and has produced world-class players. His year of hard work and conviction has been recognised and he is honoured with Dronacharya Award (Lifetime) by the Government of India.


The Dronacharya Award is given by the Government of India to recognize outstanding achievement by Indian coaches in sports, nationally and internationally.

*Punjab National Bank celebrates National Small Industry Day*

Supports small scale industries by offering ‘PNB Seva’ scheme


New Delhi: Punjab National Bank, India’s second-largest public sector lender celebrates small Industry Day by offering PNB Seva Scheme, to provide adequate funding to the small-scale industries enabling them to meet their working capital requirements in these unprecedented times. The scheme offers need-based financing through working capital (CC/ OD as applicable), Term Loan, and Non fund based limit to the small scale industries.


SMEs and MSMEs are value-generating engines of the economy. They contribute to the GDP, create employment opportunities, and play a vital role in exports. In these unprecedented times and due to prolonged lockdowns, this segment has been the hardest hit. As India’s 2nd largest public sector bank, PNB stands strong to ensure SMEs and MSMEs get financial support and don’t face difficulties in gaining access to affordable and timely credit. PNB Seva scheme is a major step in that direction. PNB has been serving this sector since inception, understanding their requirements, and providing customize solutions. Post the merger, PNB’s reach has widened thereby providing services to the remote areas of the country.


Under the scheme, the loan can be availed for acquiring fixed assets like land, office/workplace building, equipments & infrastructure and it can also be availed in case of existing units, expansion of existing offices/workplace and renovation/ modernization to improving the quality or reducing the service cost. The loan can be repaid up to 7 years including moratorium period of maximum up to 6 months. All Individuals / Partnership / Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) / Private Ltd. Co. / Public Ltd. Co/Trust/ Societies & Co-operative Societies (registered and incorporated under applicable law) and enterprises are eligible to be a benefit for this scheme.

*Challenges for differently abled students when classes resume*

The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown has created an unprecedented situation. It is hard to gauge its full impact on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. One thing is clear – schools will reopen and seeing the trend in other countries affected by the virus they will probably reopen soon. You cannot open a society fully without reopening schools.


The impact of school closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic is bound to be even greater for those with special needs. Their learning will have been impacted the most. There will be particular issues with managing transitions back to school and especially where there is a change of setting.

Children learn best when they are at school.


Students with disabilities may have a difficult time transitioning back to school after missing out on instruction time as well as school-based services such as occupational, physical as well as speech-language therapy and mental health support counselling. Of course, the disabilities that children experience vary greatly from mild learning disabilities to significant intellectual disabilities with severe behavioural and language challenges. This abrupt transition to home and back to school may make students experience an increase in behavioural outbursts and disengagement from academic work.


Return to school for special kids, therefore, needs special preparation to ease the transition:


 The transition back to school will need to be planned and implemented slowly. As much as families and teachers want their children to return to schools, they need to be mindful not to make an abrupt transition

 The school will need to individually review the needs of each child before they return to school. This could be done with an online assessment and a review from parents.

 The majority of children will have become used to being with their parents and immediate family for an extended period. Changing this can be a potential source of anxiety. There will be children who struggle with this separation and experience anxiety. A staggered opening is a good option.

 Children with significant disabilities may show a regression of skills in a very short time, so this extended period without a consistent educational experience may make it difficult for them to regain lost skills once they have returned to school. But with thoughtful planning and implementation of a curriculum designed for children with disabilities, they will continue to grow and develop.

 Focussing on rebuilding relationships and establishing routines before restarting the learning process is essential for differently-abled students. Learning will have to wait for a while. We would have to balance the need to continue the curriculum with the more important need to re-build relationships and then make a new start

 Another dilemma schools will face is that many students will have trouble adjusting to wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing. 

 Students on the autism spectrum or those with intellectual disabilities who do not understand the situation and also need help in moving around will need helpers and it will be impossible to practise social distancing with them. 

 The hearing-impaired students need to be able to lipread. Even masks that have a transparent covering around the mouth don’t allow children sitting six feet away to see clearly. Eye contact is extremely important to keep these students from being distracted and it becomes difficult with the mask.


The smoothest way to do an easy back to school transition for differently-abled kids will be to focus on relationships first. Fear and anxiety about the pandemic, coupled with uncertainty about the future, can be disruptive to a student’s ability to come to school ready to learn. Teachers can act as a powerful buffer against the adverse effects of trauma by helping to establish a safe and supportive environment for learning. 



By Mrs. Deepika Goyal, Founder and Director, Popcorn Furniture

Friday, August 28, 2020

*The Indian Performing Right Society Ltd unveils ‘IPRS 2.0’*

~IPRS announces a major upgrade of its operating system and services~

 Implementation of Members Self-Serve portal 

 Licensing deals with major digital players YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Music, Facebook, ALTBalaji and OLA, paving the way to a more rewarding future for music creators

 Re-admission as Member to CISAC (the International body setting the highest standards for 232 Copyright Societies) 

 Distribution of royalties & relief funds during the pandemic

 New state-of-the-art database, revamped infrastructure & workforce driving the change

India, August 2020 – India’s only Copyright Society representing the authors, composers, and publishers of music, The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS), announces the implementation of the world’s most advanced operating system for Copyright Societies. With this considerable investment, using cutting edge technology developed by Canada’s Dataclef, IPRS will provide the highest level of transparency for its members and licensees. With an authoritative database of millions of musical works and unlimited scalable processing capacity, this robust system will provide the best-in-class monetization capacity for the Society's members.

To provide greater control and transparency to its members, IPRS is launching a portal where every member can edit personal information, access the list of his works, request modifications, submit new registrations, view a detailed royalty tracking and history of royalty payments.


IPRS 2.0 also includes state-of-the-art license administration. Strategic deals with leading brands, digital music services, and OTT players have already opened new revenue for its members: YouTube, Facebook, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, ALTBalaji, or Ola, to name a few. With its scalable system, the Society can accurately process quadrillion lines of data and claim royalties across all broadcast and digital platforms.


While IPRS is collecting royalties for Indian and international repertoire in the Indian market, it also collects royalties for Indian musical works used in overseas markets. This process involves managing various data formats, varied and fluctuating currencies, and intense coordination with Societies across the globe.


IPRS distributed royalties of sixty crores (USD 8M) to its members since the commencement of the lockdown starting from April and set up an emergency relief fund of nearly four crores (USD 535,000) for its members impacted by the pandemic.

Speaking on this milestone, Mr. Javed Akhtar, Chairman of IPRS added: “The world as we know it is evolving at a furious pace and our music industry is no different. IPRS 2.0 is a momentous step forward in keeping pace with the changing times and bringing about positive change in our members’ lives. Our focus is clear and two-fold; on the one hand we want to bring in greater transparency. On the other hand, we want to leave no stone unturned and leverage every opportunity to ensure our members can reap all benefits possible of their hard work and creative acumen. Our aim is to create a more engaged eco-system where we continue to grow and flourish as a community-driven by our shared passion and drive.”  


Mr. Rakesh Nigam, CEO of IPRS said: “Our five-decade journey has been phenomenal, and we feel privileged and honored to offer a new chapter in our collective growth journey to our esteemed members. The new portal will bring in a high level of transparency into our operations where our members can view and check their repertoire at their own convenience. This will help eradicate obvious errors that occur due to bad data, wrong IPs, duplicate submissions, etc. We are confident that with the new technology deployment, we can overcome these challenges and offer better value to our members. Further, IPRS 2.0 also witnesses numerous strategic alliances as we have recently signed up licensing deals with social media channels and OTT platforms like YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Music, Facebook, ALTBalaji and Ola opening new revenue channels for our members. With IPRS 2.0, the journey that began three years back is adding to its list of achievements, the Will to set new benchmarks in the music industry, creating more opportunities for the authors, composers and publishers of music.”  


Mr. Jeff King, CEO of Dataclef added: “As an organization which is dedicated to advancing the efficiencies of rights organizations globally, Dataclef is pleased to have the opportunity to partner with The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS). India is an expanding market with great potential for the music industry, it is essential that this growth continues to be supported by a strong Collective Society. We are collaboratively working with IPRS to design a more robust platform from which members can transparently and easily access data, align to the vision defined by IPRS. It is great to see a society actively investing in its staff and infrastructure to ultimately empower its members.” 

After the new Board, elected in March 2017, it made significant changes to its constitution and professional rules, IPRS was granted registration as a Copyright Society in November, 2017 by the Government of India. One year later, IPRS was readmitted as full member by the Paris-based International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC), the apex body of 232 Authors' Societies in 121 countries representing more than four million creators. While addressing its General Assembly held at Tokyo the following May 2019, CISAC’s Chairman called IPRS the “fastest-growing Copyright Society in the world". IPRS is currently completing a Development Review by CISAC to certify global best practices in corporate governance, transparency, licensing, collections, and distribution of royalties. 


Adding to the above, CISAC Director General Gadi Oron said, “I would like to congratulate IPRS on serving the Indian and global music creators community for over half of a century. IPRS has undergone major changes in recent years and its return to the CISAC network in 2019 signaled its successful reform. We are pleased to note the great effort and dedication of IPRS and the society’s commitment to meeting international best practices. Although the society suffers from the COVID-19 crisis, like all other societies around the world, its work continues and its efforts to continuously improve its operations are evident. I have no doubt that we will see IPRS reaching new highs in the coming years, and that, turning into its 51st year of operation, it will continue to uphold the highest international standards of governance while working hand in hand with sister societies around the world, for the benefit of creators.”



About IPRS:

IPRS is India’s only Copyright Society registered under the Copyright Act, 1957 representing the authors, composers, and publishers of music. It counts more than 5,500 of India’s best-known authors, composers, and music publishers as its members. IPRS is authorized under the Copyright Act, 1957 to carry on the business of issuing and granting of licenses in respect of musical works and literary works associated with musical works assigned to it by its members. These revenues are collected and distributed to its members including the authors’ statutory royalties after deducting its administrative expenses, for the exploitation of the works either by way of live performances and/or sound recordings through any medium except when exhibited as a part of a cinematograph film shown in a cinema hall.

स्पोर्ट्सटाइगर के शो ‘क्रिकेट टॉक्स’ में मोंटी पनेसर ने कहा: जेम्स एंडरसन विश्व के सर्वश्रेष्ठ फ़ास्ट बॉलर - मोंटी पनेसर

जयपुर, अगस्त 2020: इंग्लैंड के पूर्व स्पिनर मोंटी पनेसर ने हाल ही में इंग्लैंड बनाम पाकिस्तान टेस्ट सीरीज की समीक्षा की तथा इंग्लैंड और खास तौर पर जेम्स एंडरसन के प्रदर्शन के बारे में बात की। उन्होंने इंग्लैंड का दौरा करने वाली वर्तमान पाकिस्तान टीम के बारे में भी अपने विचार रखे।

स्‍पोर्ट्सटाइगर के शो ‘क्रिकेट टॉक्‍स विथ मोंटी पनेसर’ में बोलते हुए, इस अंग्रेज क्रिकेटर ने कहा कि “जेम्स एंडरसन शानदार खिलाड़ी रहे हैं। वे चोट लगने से बचे रहते थे और हमेशा विकेट लेने के लिए उतावले रहते थे। अपने इस रवैये के साथ वह अब तक के सर्वश्रेष्ठ तेज गेंदबाज हैं।” उन्होंने आगे कहा कि “इंग्लैंड की टीम अब सोच रही होगी कि वह उनको खेल में कब तक शामिल रख सकती है। इंग्‍लैंड की परिस्थितियों में उनका रिकॉर्ड शानदार रहा है और वह 36 वर्ष की उम्र से 21 के औसत पर ही टिके हुए हैं।"


पनेसर ने पाकिस्तान टीम के बारे में अपने विचार साझा किये। उनका मानना ​​है कि टीम में अनुभवहीनता दिखाई देती है। उन्होंने कहा, “यह जानने के लिए कि टेस्ट मैच कैसे जीते जाते हैं, पाकिस्तान की यह टीम अभी भी बहुत युवा है। वे खुद को जीतने की स्थिति में लाते तो हैं लेकिन यह नहीं जानते कि उस जीत पर पकड़ कैसे बनाई जाए।"


पनेसर ने हालांकि युवा पाकिस्तानी टीम द्वारा प्रदर्शित लचीलेपन और जिस तरह से उन्होंने तीसरे टेस्ट मैच को बचाया की प्रशंसा की, क्‍योंकि एक समय तो ऐसा लग रहा था कि वे 50 ओवर के अंदर ही सिमट जायेंगे। उन्होंने कहा, “पाकिस्तान टीम का रवैया दर्शाता है कि वे दुनिया की नंबर एक टेस्ट टीम बनना चाहते हैं। मिस्बाह-उल-हक, यूनिस खान और मुश्ताक अहमद के नेतृत्व में इस नई टीम ने तीसरे टेस्ट में अपने नजरिये पर गर्व का प्रदर्शन किया, जो आपने पुरानी पाकिस्तान टीम में नहीं देखा होगा।”


पनेसर ने मेहमान टीम की आक्रामक गेंदबाजी पर भी टिप्पणी की और कहा कि “जब विकेट स्विंग या सीम नहीं हो रहा हो तो वे वास्तव में नहीं जानते कि वे कैसे विकेट लेने जा रहे हैं और बल्लेबाजों के भरोसे रह कर गलतियां करना शुरू कर देते हैं। यह कुछ ऐसा है जिसे एंडरसन और स्टुअर्ट ब्रॉड को देखकर, और यह देखकर सीख सकते हैं कि जब विकेट बहुत कुछ नहीं कर रहा था तो एंडरसन और ब्रॉड ने उस समय कैसे खेला। पाकिस्तान की टीम की ताकत निश्चित रूप से उनकी गेंदबाजी है, न कि उनकी बल्लेबाजी।”


पनेसर को लगता है कि जनवरी 2021 में भारत के खिलाफ सीरीज में बेन स्टोक्स की वापसी के बाद यह तय करना मुश्किल होगा कि टीम से किसे हटायें। उन्होंने कहा कि “इंग्लैंड उस स्थिति में ऑलराउंडरों को शामिल करना पसंद करेगा और इस तरह मैं क्रिस वोक्स और बेन स्टोक्स दोनों को खेलते हुए देख सकता हूं। शायद जेम्स एंडरसन या स्टुअर्ट ब्रॉड को स्‍थितियों को देखते हुए ड्रॉप किया जा सकता है।”


इस उपमहाद्वीप में इंग्लैंड के दौरे के बारे में बात करते हुए पनेसर ने आगे कहा कि "इंग्‍लैंड की टीम को एक विशेषज्ञ स्पिनर की आवश्यकता हो सकती है।" उन्होंने टीम में आदिल रशिद की वापसी का समर्थन किया और कहा कि “आदिल रशिद एक अच्छे खिलाड़ी हैं। अगर वह डोम बेस की जगह इस सीरीज में खेल रहे होते तो इंग्लैंड पाकिस्तान के खिलाफ सीरीज को 2-0 से जीत लेता।”


पनेसर ने जो रूट की कप्तानी के बारे में पूछे गये सवाल के जवाब में कहा कि "जो रूट एक अच्छे कप्तान हैं लेकिन उनकी महानता तभी तय होगी जब इंग्लैंड एशेज के लिए ऑस्ट्रेलिया के दौरे पर जाएगा। अगर वे ‘द एशेज’जीत लेते हैं तो वह एक महान कप्तान कहे जायेंगे, लेकिन अगर वे नहीं जीत पाते हैं तो मैं उन्हें महान कप्तानों की श्रेणी में नहीं रखूंगा।”

प्रेम या भक्ति में आखिर किसे चुनेगी स्वाति?

एण्ड टीवी के ‘संतोषी मां सुनाएं व्रत कथाएं‘ में स्वाति (तन्वी डोगरा) और इंद्रेश (आशीष कादियान) के वैवाहिक जीवन के माध्यम से श्भक्तश् और श्भगवानश् की सामाजिक-पौराणिक कहानी को बहुत ही खूबसूरती से दिखाया जा रहा है। पिछले एपिसोड में, दर्शकों ने देखा कि कैसे स्वाति पूरे समर्पण और आस्था के साथ संतोषी मां (ग्रेसी सिंह) को पुकारती है क्योंकि इंद्रेश का परिवार उसे तलाक के कागजात पर दस्तखत करने के लिए दबाव डालता है। आगामी एपिसोड्स में, पॉलोमी(सारा खान) खुद को स्वाति के वकील के रूप में बदल लेती है और स्वाति को तलाक के कागजात पर साइन करने के लिए मना लेती है, बशर्ते पैसों के साथ-साथ उसके नाम पर घर भी ट्रांसफर करती है। दूसरी तरफ, संतोषी मां इस पूरे ड्रामे को देखती है और इस बात का इंतजार करती हैं कि स्वाति अपनी लड़ाई खुद लड़े। लेकिन जल्द ही इंद्रेश की योजनाबद्ध तरीके और रणनीति का खुलासा होता है। खुश होकर, स्वाति एक बार फिर से संतोषी मां की मूर्ति को अपने घर में लाने का निर्णय लेती है। जब वो सभी जरूरी इंतजार कर रही होती है, तब इंद्रेश स्वाति को उसके और संतोषी मां के बीच किसी एक को चुनने की अंतिम चेतावनी देकर चैंका देता है। प्रेम और भक्ति के चैराहे पर खड़ी, स्वाति आखिर किसे चुनेगी?


स्वाति का किरदार निभाने वाली तन्वी डोगरा ने कहा, ष्स्वाति शायद कमजोर लगती है, लेकिन उसका संतोषी मां में जो विश्वास है वह बिलकुल पवित्र और असीम है। उसका यही विश्वास उसकी जिन्दगी में आने वाली बाधाओं से निकलने में उसकी मदद करता है। ऐसा माना जाता है जब भी कोई कठिन समय आता है, तो चीजों में भरोसा करना मुश्किल होता है, लेकिन इस मामले में, यह उसकी अटल आस्था ही है जो बार-बार उसे मुसीबतों से बचाती है। वह संतोषी मां और अपने पति के बीच चुनने की दुविधा में फंसी है, इस स्थिति से निकलने में केवल ज्ञान ही उसकी मदद कर सकता है।ष्



‘संतोषी मां सुनाएं व्रत कथाएं‘ में आगामी एपिसोड्स में स्वाति द्वारा लिए गए कठिन फैसलों को देखें, हर सोमवार से शुक्रवार, रात 9 बजे, सिर्फ एण्ड टीवी पर

पर्वतारोही भावना डेहरिया बनीं जन परिषद की उपाध्यक्ष और ब्रांड एम्बेसडर

भोपाल। अखिल भारतीय स्तर की सामाजिक संस्था जन परिषद के अध्यक्ष एवं पूर्व डीजीपी श्री एन के त्रिपाठी ने जानी मानी पर्वतारोही भावना डेहरिया को जन परिषद की वूमेन विंग की प्रांतीय उपाध्यक्ष के साथ साथ राष्ट्रीय सह सचिव एवम् जन परिषद का ब्रांड एम्बेसडर मनोनीत किया है। भावना ने माऊंट एवेरेस्ट और दुनिया के सात महाद्वीप के तीन सबसे ऊँचे शिखर को फतेह किया है जिसमे अफ्रीका का माउंट किलिमंजरो और ऑस्ट्रेलिया का माउंट कोज़िअस्को शामिल है। जन परिषद राष्ट्रीय स्तर की सामाजिक संस्था है, जो कि गत 31 वर्षों से सामाजिक एवम् रचनात्मक कार्यों में सक्रिय होने के साथ साथ, कई ऐतिहासिक एवम् अभूतपूर्व संदर्भ ग्रन्थों का प्रकाशन कर चुकी है। संस्था पर्यावरण पर सात अंतरराष्ट्रीय कॉन्फ्रेंस आयोजित कर चुकी है। प्रतिवर्ष उन व्यक्तियों को अलंकृत करती है जो कि रचनात्मक एवम् सामाजिक सुधार के कार्यों को मूर्तरूप दे रहे हैं। संस्था का मुख्य आधार मानवीय , सामाजिक एवम् राष्ट्रीय दृष्टिकोण है। माउंट ऐवरेस्टर भावना डेहरिया के इस मनोनयन पर गणमान्य नागरिकों ने बधाइयां प्रेषित की हैं।

रे एनर्जी से भरा हुआ है और उसके व्यक्तित्व में एक आकर्षण है”, शोएब अली ने सोनी सब के ‘बालवीर रिटर्न्स’ में अपने किरदार के बारे में कहा


1.  ‘बालवीर रिटर्न्स’ का एक हिस्सा बनकर कैसा महसूस हो रहा है? 


मैं ‘बालवीर रिटर्न्स’ देखता रहा हूँ और मुझे लगता है यह एक अनोखे कॉन्सेप्ट वाला ज़बरदस्त शो है। इस शो के फैन्स भारी संख्या में हैं और इसे दर्शकों द्वारा काफी पसंद किया जाता है। इसलिए मुझे ऐसे शो का एक हिस्सा बनकर हुए बेहद अच्छा महसूस हो रहा है। मैं इस तरह का फैंटेसी शो पहली बार कर रहा हूँ और इसी बात को लेकर मैं सबसे ज़्यादा रोमांचित हूँ, खास तौर पर जब यह शो सोनी सब जैसे चैनल पर है जो उनके दर्शकों का मनोरंजन करने में कभी फेल नहीं होता। 




2. नया सीज़न दर्शकों के लिए क्या खास लेकर आ रहा है?


नए सीज़न के साथ हम दर्शकों के लिए भारतीय टेलिविज़न पर पहली बार एक नई जादुई पानी के अंदर की दुनिया लेकर आ रहे हैं। जब मैंने कॉन्सेप्ट के बारे में सुना, मैं सोच रहा था कि यह स्क्रीन पर किस तरह रुपान्तरित किया जाएगा, लेकिन प्रोमो बेहद शानदार है। मेरे दोस्त और परिवार वाले भी नए सीज़न के कॉन्सेप्ट को लेकर अचंभित हैं, और सब सोच रहे थे हम लोग किस तरह एक्टिंग करेंगे और पानी के अंदर की दुनिया की क्या तकनीकी बारीकियाँ होंगी। 




इस तरह की दुनिया को स्क्रीन पर ज़िंदा करने में और पूरे समय तक एक जैसे स्टैन्डर्ड को बनाए रखने में काफी मेहनत करनी पड़ती है। मुझे पूरा भरोसा है कि ‘बालवीर रिटर्न्स’ के नए सीज़न में पानी के अंदर की दुनिया के साथ दर्शक टीवी स्क्रीन पर जो कुछ देखेंगे उन्हें वह बेहद पसंद आएगा।  




3. अपने किरदार रे के बारे में हमें कुछ बताइए। 


रे एनर्जी से भरा हुआ है और उसके व्यक्तित्व में एक अनोखा आकर्षण है। बामबाल के साथ उसकी केमिस्ट्री को देखना काफी दिलचस्प है। रे की संपूर्ण पर्सनैलिटी असल ज़िंदगी में मेरी पर्सनैलिटी से बिलकुल अलग है। वो काफी कूल है, हमेशा बिंदास, लोगों से मिलने वाला, जबकि मैं असल ज़िंदगी में कुछ हद तक इंट्रोवर्ट हूँ। इसलिए मुझे इस किरदार का असली मिजाज़ और सार हासिल करने में कड़ी मेहनत करनी पड़ रही है और मैं उम्मीद करता हूँ कि यह स्क्रीन पर अच्छा दिखाई देगा।  




4. क्या आप इस भूमिका के लिए कुछ खास प्रकार की तैयारी कर रहे हैं?  


मैं रे की बॉडी लैंग्वेज पर प्रमुख रूप से काम कर रहा हूँ। उसकी पर्सनैलिटी काफी मस्ती भरी और आकर्षक है और व्यक्तिगत रूप से मैं इससे जुड़ नहीं पाता। इसलिए इस पहलू को अच्छी तरह निभाने के लिए मैं काफी रेफरेन्स ले रहा हूँ जिसके बारे में मुझे सलाह दी गई है। मैं एक बार फिर हॉलीवुड की फैंटेसी फिल्में देख रहा हूँ, इस बार यह सीखने के लिए कि एक सुपरहीरो के तौर पर आपको कैसी एक्टिंग करनी चाहिए। मैंने बॉडी लैंग्वेज को लेकर प्रेरणा हासिल करने के लिए ‘बालवीर रिटर्न्स’ के कुछ एपिसोड भी देखे हैं। 


5. पूरी टीम के साथ शूटिंग करना कैसा लग रहा है? सेट पर पहले दिन का अनुभव कैसा रहा?


मैं आपको शब्दों में बयां नहीं कर सकता कि पूरी टीम कितनी ज़बरदस्त है। इस खूबसूरती से स्वागत किए जाने की मैंने उम्मीद नहीं की थी क्योंकि मैं इस शो में बीच में ही एंट्री ले रहा हूँ और पूरी टीम लंबे समय से एक साथ काम कर रही है। हालाँकि ऐसा बिल्कुल भी नहीं लगा कि मैं सेट पर पहली बार आ रहा हूँ, मुझे ऐसा लगा जैसे मैं सभी को पहले से ही जानता हूँ। पूरी कास्ट ने गर्मजोशी से मेरा स्वागत किया और अब सेट पर रोज़ जाने के लिए मैं काफी रोमांचित रहता हूँ। क्योंकि मैं पहली बार फैंटेसी जोनर के शो में काम कर रहा हूँ तो पहले दिन से ही डायरेक्टर और क्रू के सदस्य मेरे साथ बेहद धैर्य से काम कर रहे हैं और मुझे कई चीजें समझने में मदद कर रहे हैं। 




हालांकि, अभी मुझे शूटिंग शुरू किए कुछ दिन ही हुए हैं लेकिन सेट पर सभी के साथ काफी मज़ा आता है। हाल ही में मैंने श्रीधर सर के साथ एक सीन किया जिसमें वो तौबा-तौबा का किरदार निभा रहे हैं और ये शानदार अनुभव रहा। जब वे परफॉर्म करते हैं तो बड़ा मुश्किल हो जाता है कि चेहरे पर हँसी के भाव न दिखें, क्योंकि वे बेहद मज़ाकिया हैं और हर सीन में नई जान डाल देते हैं। मुझे इस एक सीन में सीरियस दिखना था लेकिन जैसे ही उन्होंने एंट्री ली और परफॉर्म करने लगे, मैं अपनी हँसी कंट्रोल ही नहीं कर पाया। उनके साथ काम करके बहुत खुशी होती है। अन्य सभी कलाकार भी अपने काम में बहुत अच्छे हैं और सेट पर सभी के साथ काम करते हुए मुझे मज़ा आता है।   




6. एक फैंटेसी शो में काम करने का अनुभव कैसा है? 


आपके पास सुपर पॉवर होना और एक हरे रंग की स्क्रीन के सामने शूटिंग करना, ये सब मैंने पहले कभी नहीं किया। इसलिए यह मज़ेदार अनुभव है और मुझे कई नई चीज़ें सीखने को मिल रही हैं। मैंने सेफ्टी बेल्ट पहन कर कुछ एक्शन सीन भी परफॉर्म किए हैं। हालाँकि ये करना थोड़ा मुश्किल था लेकिन इस तरह की रोमांचक चीज़ें करने में मज़ा आया। मैं हमेशा से एक फैंटेसी शो में काम करना और सुपर पॉवर वाला कोई किरदार निभाना चाहता था। ‘बालवीर रिटर्न्स’ ने मेरी यह ख़्वाहिश पूरी कर दी है।   






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Thursday, August 27, 2020

*Cyient Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award*

Hyderabad, August 27, 2020: Cyient, a global engineering and technology solutions company, today announced that it has received a 2019 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Cyient maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 2018 to September 2019.

This year, Boeing recognized suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Cyient received the Silver level recognition and the award is a testament to Cyient's dedication and consistent commitment to delivering value to its business partners across the A&D value chain.


Commenting on the achievement, Anand Parameswaran, Senior Vice President, Aerospace & Defense at Cyient, said, "Cyient is proud to receive the Silver Level Performance Excellence Award from Boeing. We are deeply appreciative of the long-standing relationship between Cyient and Boeing, and this award is a testament to the hard work of our engineers. We are looking forward to co-developing new ways to raise the innovation bar and deliver greater efficiencies to our customers." 


About Cyient: 


Cyient (Estd: 1991, NSE: CYIENT) is a global engineering and digital technology company. As a Design, Build, and Maintain partner for leading organizations worldwide, Cyient takes solution ownership across the value chain to help customers focus on their core, innovate, and stay ahead of the curve. The company leverages digital technologies, advanced analytics capabilities, domain knowledge, and technical expertise to solve complex business problems. 


Cyient partners with customers to operate as part of their extended team in ways that best suit their organization's culture and requirements. Cyient's industry focus includes aerospace and defense, healthcare, telecommunications, rail transportation, semiconductor, geospatial, industrial, and energy.

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*Sportz Village aims to make screen time more productive for children with its Active Club program*

Sportz Village aims to make screen time more productive for children with its Active Club program

India, August 27, 2020 – We all are well aware of the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has not only had a major impact on the global economy but also has tremendously disrupted our lifestyle. Children are no different; they have been confined within their homes. A survey has revealed that there has been a 100 percent increase in the amount of time children spend in front of screens because of the lockdown. 


It has being observed that children who spend a large amount of time in front of the screens may be at a risk of developing myopia or becoming overweight, due to the lack of sufficient physical activity. Parents, at present, are worried about the fact that majority of the screen time consumed by children is unproductive and they have been seeking various avenues to ensure that their child’s screen time is utilized more productively. 


Keeping in mind the above concerns, Sportz Village, India’s largest youth sports platform has developed a special program called Active Club, for children between the ages of 4 to 19 years. Through this engaging fitness and skill-based program, Sportz Village aims to keep children physically active in the comfort of their own homes and nuture their sports journey. The Active Club program has garnered the trust of more than 1,200 parents in a short span of time. 


With schools being closed for an extended period, a shift has been observed from offline to online space as far as academics is concerned. However, the same transition has been slower with regards to sports and physical education for children. COVID or No COVID children still need to play for their health, immunity as well as happiness and make their home, their new playground. 



Benefits of Active Club Program:

• Better Physical Health

• Better Mental Health

• Opportunity to Interact with Peers




Moreover, since the child would be performing the physical activities at a particular distance from the screen, the probability of straining one's eyes is reduced. 






John Gloster, who has been associated with international cricket for the last 22 years, most notably as physiotherapist to the Indian Cricket Team from 2004 – 2008, and Saumil Majmudar, Co-Founder, CEO and Managing Director, Sportz Village, have been instrumental in the development of the Active Club program. 


Speaking on the fitness aspect and his association with the Active Club program, John Gloster, Chief Quality and Performance Officer, Board Advisor, Sportz Village India said, “I am glad to be a part of the Active Club program. It is an innovative way of engaging with children. As a professional trainer, I feel that children at a young age should inculcate the habit of engaging in different sports and physical activities. Sports not only ensures a disciplined lifestyle but also helps to inculcate several social-emotional skills in children such as teamwork, leadership and confidence.”


Speaking about the Active Club program, Saumil Majmudar, Co-founder, CEO and Managing Director, Sportz Village said, “We aim to revolutionize the way fitness and sports can be implemented in a child’s routine. With children spending most of their time in front of the screens, it is important to make sure that they utilize their screen time productively. Children’s h

ealth and fitness have always been a prime focus for us, and we have ensured that the best set of fitness experts and trainers are involved so that a child can engage with as well as enjoy the sessions. Our objective is to motivate the children to stay fit and active COVID or No COVID.”

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

*Blue Dart listed as a Reader’s Digest ‘Most Trusted Brand’ for the 14th Year in a row*

• Blue Dart’s focus on consistently enhancing customer experience and adapting to an extremely volatile environment, makes it a reliable and efficient brand to be reckoned with.

• Blue Dart under its ‘First In, Last Out’ policy continued to fly all its aircrafts throughout the lockdown for the speedy delivery of mission critical pharmaceuticals and medical supplies internationally and nationally.

Mumbai, August 26th, 2020: Blue Dart, India’s leading express logistics service provider and part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), has been listed as a Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand for the 14th consecutive year in a row. 

Customer Centricity has been a pillar that Blue Dart has built its practice on, and this continues to be a major pivot in what differentiates the brand from other express logistics organizations in a very competitive market. The company reiterates its core values of Reliability, Responsiveness and Resilience in every Blue Darter thereby providing exceptional service quality at every touchpoint and ensuring that it continues to be a Provider of Choice to its customers.  

The Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands survey has uncovered India’s most trustworthy brands over the years and this study has established its reputation as a premier consumer-based and international measure of brand preference. The study primarily focuses on finding out which brands Indians trust the most and provides an objective and reliable reference for consumers throughout the country. Further, it shows which brands stand out above the others by consistently delivering on a promise to satisfy their needs, deliver quality and has a positive image in the eyes of consumers. Blue Dart’s focus on consistently enhancing customer experience and adapting to an extremely volatile environment is what helps the brand to be an image of reliability and efficiency, delivering all shipments on time. 

Commenting on the award, Balfour Manuel, Managing Director, Blue Dart says, “We are extremely proud to be recognized as a Trusted Brand for the 14th year. Blue Dart has always been a company that has been recognized as a Provider of Choice and an Employer of Choice which is what makes us an incredible Investment of Choice. As an organization that values customer centricity as one of its important pillars, service quality is key in ensuring that we remain a premium brand. We thank our shareholders, stakeholders and customers for the confidence and trust in us”.

Blue Dart played the critical role of an essential service provider during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring continuity of the mission critical pharmaceutical & medical equipment supply chain, partnering closely with the Government of India in its ‘Lifeline Udan’ initiative. It supported several State Governments, local municipalities, hospitals and research institutions to help India in its fight against the pandemic. With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, Blue Dart, as the Trade Facilitator to the nation worked across industries & sectors to enable both essentials as well as non-essential shipments for businesses & individuals across the nation. 


Blue Dart has been a pioneer in announcing the launch of the Contact Less Delivery feature for its award-winning Door-to-Door Express pick-up and delivery service during the pandemic, administered under the strictest health and safety standards and procedures designed to eliminate contact during the delivery of shipments.  


About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 35,000 locations in India. As part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DHL eCommerce Solutions division, Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries & territories, and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding, supply chain solutions, customs clearance etc.


The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart's market leadership is further validated by its position as the nation’s most innovative and awarded express logistics company for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability which include recognition as one of ‘India's Best Companies to Work For’ by The Great Place to Work®️ Institute, India, ranked amongst ‘Best Multinational Workplaces in Asia’ by The Great Place to Work®️ Institute, Asia, voted a ‘Superbrand’ and ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand’, listed as one of Fortune 500’s ‘India's Largest Corporations’ and Forbes ‘India's Super 50 Companies’ to name a few. 

Under the DHL group motto of “Connecting People, Improving Lives”, we focus our corporate responsibility under three pillars - GoTeach (Championing education), GoGreen (Protecting the environment) and GoHelp (Structures engagement with communities & Disaster management response).

*Jaypore partners with Creative Dignity to help artisans sell online*

~ Will develop and support artisans across the country by providing its wide-reach platform ~

Mumbai; August 26, 2020: - Jaypore, from the house of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited, has collaborated with Creative Dignity to ensure the artisan community reaches customers digitally. The brand will offer its wide-reach and a pan-India customer base through its ecommerce platform to the artisans giving them access to new markets and sustained livelihood opportunities.

Jaypore has partnered with Creative Dignity, a zero-margin voluntary platform, to provide relief to artisan’s community severely hit due to COVID-19 pandemic. Under the 'Artisan Direct' campaign of Creative Dignity, the collaboration will feature work of over 250 artisans on their website over a period of time giving these artisans a platform to sell their products to customers from across the country. 


Creative Dignity and Jaypore will help the artisans boost their business by also providing them with training in the field of ecommerce including templates for catalogue making, photography, pricing, and logistics management. The sales campaigns are being promoted by FICCI FLO at the national level. The brand will not only provide an online marketplace to these artisans for marketing their products but will also engage with them to train on making the products more attractive, appealing, and sellable across the ecommerce platforms. These training programs are backed by the volunteers from premier Design Institutes in India as well as designers and NGOs. Continuous training is being given to the artisans by expert volunteers in their villages that usually has limited facilities.

Rashmi Shukla, Brand Head, Jaypore says, “Jaypore as a brand has always been vocal about local since inception. India’s rich Craft and Craftsmen are at the heart and soul of the brand. We have always taken pride in providing a platform to the Craft and Artisan community to showcase India’s exquisite craft heritage. The ongoing pandemic has posed a severe challenge of sustenance to craftsmen across nation, endangering our craft and talent. We have partnered with Creative Dignity to support the craft community, by doing a non-profit engagement so that these artisans get the maximum benefits. This collaboration will help us stimulate the handicraft environment in the country and ultimately strengthen our collective national motto of 'Make in India'."


“The first edition which was recently concluded was of immense interest to Jaypore’s audience, the product being artisanal and completely in line with what our customers look for. We showcased products like sarees in ajrakh block prints, bandhani sarees, mud mirror work accessories, leather bags and more”, added Rashmi Shukla.


The Artisan Direct Campaign is being undertaken across India in collaboration with multiple online platforms, of which Jaypore is an important partner. This crisis is also a time for collaboration for survival of the most vulnerable. The campaign enables artisans to become digitally aligned while online partners voluntarily reduce margins to create attractive offers to consumers during the campaign periods. It becomes a win-win for all, as consumers shop feeling good about helping artisans and still getting good prices on the products. 


“The first batch of artisans on boarded on the Artisan Direct Campaign – Gujarat Edition, are already seeing results. They have been able to move stocks quickly and we are feeling so overwhelmed with everyone’s support in putting this together. Times of crisis help to bring out the best in us – we touch our humanity once more,” said Meera Goradia from Creative Dignity.

Jaypore will be bringing a positive impact on about 250 artisans with this initiative over a period of time. The brand has tried to reach out to smaller enterprises who lack their own supply chain backend, women led enterprises and artisans which had built-up inventory and those who were most vulnerable owing to their financial need. Jaypore is planning to engage with these artisans on continuing basis even post the campaign and also plans to extend support to the artisans across the country in the near future. 


All products of the artisans are available for purchase through the ‘Direct to Artisan’ page on 


About Jaypore:

Jaypore is one of India’s leading destination brand for all things Craft and Artisanal across Apparel, Exquisite Jewellery and beautiful Home products. India has a rich heritage of handmade crafts and traditional products. Jaypore as a brand is committed to design, source and retail authentic Indian products suited for a modern lifestyle. The brand sources from more than 70 craft clusters and curates it on its beautiful website and two stores one each in Delhi and Bangalore. In a very short time, the business has earned high respect amongst the craft vendor community for showcasing products in all its glory and amongst connoisseur customers for making craft accessible. The brand runs an eponymous label called Jaypore and also aggregates other artisanal based brands on its portal. Jaypore ships worldwide and has a global audience. At the heart of everything we do is the commitment to offering sustainable products that elevates your everyday life. 


About ABFRL:

ABFRL is a part of USD 48.3 billion Aditya Birla Group. With revenue of Rs. 8,788 cr. spanning retail space of 8.1 million sq. ft. (as on March 31, 2020), it is India’s first billion-dollar pure-play fashion powerhouse with an elegant bouquet of leading fashion brands and retail formats.

The Company has a network of 3,031 stores, presence across approximately 25,000 multi-brand outlets with 6,500+ point of sales in department stores across India. 

It has a repertoire of leading brands such as Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and Peter England established for over 25 years. Pantaloons is one of India’s largest fast fashion store brand. The Company also holds exclusive online and offline rights to the India network of California-based fast fashion brand Forever 21. The International Brands portfolio boasts of - The Collective, India's largest multi-brand retailer of international brands and select mono-brands such as Simon Carter, Hackett London, Ted Baker, Ralph Lauren, American Eagle and Fred Perry.

ABFRL’s portfolio of regional brands includes ‘Van Heusen Innerwear’. Additionally, the company closed two strategic investments in branded ethnic wear business with Jaypore and Shantanu & Nikhil.


About Creative Dignity:

Creative Dignity is a movement that has brought together diverse creative producers, practitioners and professionals to energise the ecosystem that Indian artisans need in this time of COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 impact. Our focus is to provide relief, rehabilitation and rejuvenation of the artisans in a bid to ensure their sustained prosperity. It is a zero margin voluntary platform. In three months, it has collected around Rs. 50 lakhs in aid through Ketto and with support from Norwest Venture Partners, which is being distributed directly to artisans in distress. The second stage of rehabilitation has begun with digital literacy and on-boarding artisans onto digital platforms for sales. A number of Design Institutes like IICD, Srishti and NIFT have come forward to support artisans through training and handholding for making catalogs and digital alignment.

*Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) launches first ever Aakash Student Alumni portal*

• The portal will help previous Aakash students to connect with the Institute, faculties and their batchmates

• Alumni can log in to to register

New Delhi, August 26, 2020: Aakash Educational Services Ltd. (AESL), the national leader in test preparation services, has launched the first ever Aakash Student Alumni portal with an aim to connect all the former students of Aakash Classroom program with the institute, faculties and batchmates. 


The portal will serve as an effective point of contact to build communication across geographies. Through this portal, the alumni will receive latest news and updates about Aakash Institute and can keep themselves abreast about the key events happening in the education industry. 


The portal also has some unique features such as a job search window, where the AESL team will share relevant job openings within the institute which will allow the alumni to explore relevant opportunities. There is also a search feature which will allow students to filter and find their batchmates according to the desired location, designation, which will assist the alumni in connecting with each other.


The platform will also bring forth some of the encouraging success stories and great milestones achieved by Aakash students to create faith and confidence amongst the new learners. The portal will upload information regarding upcoming events like webinars, conclaves, discussion forums which will allow students to share the invites amongst their peers. The portal is also enabled to organize multiple campaigns like Alumni Meet, Alumni Webinar, Alumni Awards, etc which will ascertain a constant connect between the students, faculties and the institute in the future.


Commenting on the launch of the portal, Mr Aakash Chaudhry, Director and CEO of Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), said: “The Aakash Student Alumni Portal will serve as a great medium to re-establish our connect with past Aakash students who have achieved great heights in their careers across geographies. It will also help us to showcase their success stories and their rich experience will help our present students learn and get inspired. Students, institute and teacher’s relationship is the most humble and pure form of bond which nurtures not only the students but also the institute in its growth. The Aakash Alumni portal will surely build a strong Aakash community in times to come.”


About Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL)


Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) provides comprehensive test preparatory services for students preparing for Medical and Engineering Entrance Examinations, School/Board Exams and Competitive Exams such as NTSE, KVPY, and Olympiads. AESL believes that the “Aakash” brand is associated with quality coaching and a proven student selection track record in various Medical and Engineering Entrance Examinations, Scholarship exams & Olympiads.


With over 32 years of operational experience in the test preparatory industry, the company has a large number of selections in Medical & Engineering Entrance Exams and several Foundation level Scholarship exams/Olympiads, a pan India network of 200+ Aakash Centers (including franchisee), and a student count of more than 250,000.


The Aakash group also owns famous K-12 EdTech brand, as well.

*DMARC – Email to Brand Protection*

The email has emerged as one of the most critical communication channels to interact with customers, partners, and third parties. Unfortunately, cybercriminals exploit this channel by spoofing the organization's mail domain identity and targeting the brand, it's employees, customers, partners, and third parties. This may cause the organisation or their associates, financial loss, data leakage, or trust erosion.


Realising the requirement to mitigate such email-based threats, several regulators and governing bodies globally have recommended the implementation of DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance), an email-based security technology. DMARC is a globally recognised and adopted email security standard that will complement other email security initiatives of the organisation and help to achieve outbound email visibility and security. Banks and other financial institutions in India have been widely implemented as it is mandated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). By enforcing DMARC standards, any fraudulent email attempted to be sent using organisation identity will get blocked, thereby increasing the successful delivery of our genuine emails and user trust on the brand. Many public email providers like Yahoo, Gmail, Zoho, Rediff, Outlook, etc. honour the DMARC for inbound emails. DMARC also increases your email program's visibility by letting you know who is sending email from your domain.


DMARC journey starts with a learning phase to monitor and inventories all genuine mailing activities done either in-house or through a third-party system (partners). These mail senders need to be whitelisted as genuine senders by making a specific configuration change at the backend. Once all genuine mail senders have been inventoried and whitelisted, need to migrate DMARC to an enforcement phase, post which all the spoofed emails (aka non-inventoried mail senders) would get blocked. 


There must be sufficient due diligence that needs to be done before the organisation migrates the email domains to the final phase in which all the spoofed emails (aka non-inventoried mail senders) would get Blocked. Once it is set to Reject/Blocked state, all business process owners inter-alia Marketing, Operations, Customer Service, Finance, CRM, Sales, etc. who dispatch mails through any third-party (partner) need to inform InfoSec/IT team about any new future arrangements. They need to ensure that these partners are proactively whitelisted to ensure that none of the business processes get impacted due to DMARC enforcement.


Also, DMARC implementation will increase the emails' deliverability to the Inbox, thereby increasing customer transaction emails and marketing campaigns' overall efficiency. It is also promoted as a brand reputation tool rather than prevent email spoofing solutions.




Article by.

Kiran Belsekar

Vice President - Information Security at Aegon Life

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

एण्डटीवी के ‘गुड़िया हमारी सभी पे भारी’ ने पूरा किया एक साल इस अवसर पर सारिका बहरोलिया ने याद किए इस शो से जुड़े ‘पाँच मजेदार पल‘

पिछले साल एण्डटीवी ने ‘गुड़िया हमारी सभी पे भारी’ के साथ मध्यप्रदेश के मजबूत स्थानीय तड़के वाली एक तरोताजा और घरेलू कहानी शुरू की थी। अपने लाॅन्च के बाद से ही इस शो ने अपनी हल्के-फुल्के अंदाज वाली कहानी और अपनी मुख्य नायिका गुड़िया (सारिका बहरोलिया) की सादगी व उत्साह से दर्शकों को बांध लिया था। इस शो में मुख्य भूमिका के लिये ग्वालियर की सारिका को चुना गया था। तब से सारिका ने पीछे मुड़कर नहीं देखा! ग्वालियर से मुंबई की उनकी यात्रा काफी असाधारण और यादगार रही! उन्हें अपने साथी कलाकरों और तकनीशियनों में एक नया परिवार मिला और उन्होंने अपने प्रशंसकों से बहुत प्यार और सराहना भी बटोरी, खासकर ग्वालियर के लोगों से! इस शो को एक साल पूरा हो चुका है और सारिका, यानि गुड़िया इस शो से जुड़े अपने पाँच सबसे अच्छे पलों को साझा कर रही हैं!


चटोरी गुड़िया ने मारी तालाब में छलांग!- गुड़िया एक चटोरी है, जो स्वादिष्ट भोजन देखकर खुद को रोक नहीं पाती है और पेट फटने तक खाती रह सकती है! उसकी इस आदत से परेशान सरला (समता सागर) गुड़िया से पूरे दिन उपवास करवाती है! इसमें सरला का साथ देते हैं राधे, पप्पू और स्वीटी, जो पूरे दिन गुड़िया को कुछ नहीं खाने देते हैं। इससे नाराज गुड़िया गुस्से में आकर पास के एक तालाब में कूद जाती है।


शरारती गुड़िया एक परफेक्ट बंदरिया बन जाती है- गुड़िया के लिये एक अच्छा दूल्हा ढूंढने के सरला के प्रयास विफल होने पर वह अपनी सहेली के कहने पर एक बाबा से मिलती है। वैसे तो बाबा मंत्र और पूजा बताते हैं, लेकिन इस सनकी बाबा ने एक अजीब तरीका बताया है, वह यह है कि गुड़िया को 11 दिनों के लिये एक बंदरिया बना दिया जाए! अपनी चुहलबाजी को दिखाने और सरला को अंधविश्वास से बचाने के लिये इस मौके का फायदा उठाते हुए, गुड़िया स्वीटी (श्वेता राजपूत) की मदद से एक बंदर जैसे कपड़े पहन लेती है। नटखट गुड़िया इस नये रूप से सभी को परेशान करती है, जब तक कि उन्हें समझ में नहीं आता कि बाबा पर विश्वास कर उन्होंने गलती की है।


जब भौहें उड़ गईं- पूरा परिवार उस लड़के के स्वागत की तैयारी कर रहा है, जो गुड़िया को देखने आने वाला है, लेकिन उन्हें पता नहीं है कि आगे क्या होने वाला है! लड़के से मिलने के लिये गुड़िया अपनी भाबी स्वीटी की मदद से सजने में व्यस्त है और अपने चेहरे पर गलती से फेस पैक की जगह हेयर रिमूवल क्रीम लगा लेती है, जिससे उसकी भौंहें पूरी तरह हट जाती हैं। पूरा परिवार चैंक जाता है और सोचता है कि इस स्थिति को कैसे संभालें। लेकिन अपने बेधड़क एटिट्यूड के साथ गुड़िया इस विचित्र समस्या का समाधान ढूंढ लेती है।


जब गुड़िया और गुड्डू का हुआ सामना- गुड्डू (करम राजपाल) शहर में नया है और पास की हवेली में रहने आया है। वह एक बाल ब्रह्मचारी और पहलवान है, और मताई (किशन भान) से उसका कुश्ती मुकाबला होना है। गुप्ता परिवार बाहें फैलाकर नये पड़ोसी का स्वागत करता है और कुश्ती का मजा लेता है। लेकिन अगले दिन गुड़िया सफाई करते हुए बल्लू की हवेली में गुड्डू को देखती है और उसे गलती से चोर समझकर उसके साथ खूब बहस करती है।


जब गुड़िया गलती से गुड्डू को गदा से मार देती है- जब से गुड्डू पड़ोस की हवेली में रहने आया है, उसकी गुड़िया से अनबन चल रही है। गुड़िया गुड्डू को भगाना चाहती है और हमेशा इसके लिये योजना बनाती रहती है, लेकिन उसकी सारी कोशिशें बेकार जाती हैं। गुड़िया को सबक सिखाने के लिये गुड्डू मताई की मदद लेता है और बदले में उसे मलीहाबाद भेजने में मदद देने का वादा करता है। गुड्डू को परेशान करने के लिये गुड़िया और बंटू उसकी ‘गदा‘ चुराने की कोशिश करते हैं, लेकिन गलती से गुड्डू को ही गदा से मार देते हैं। मौके पे चैका मारते हुए गुड्डू मरने का नाटक करता है और बंटू और गुड़िया घबरा जाते हैं और फिर उस जगह से भाग जाते हैं।


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