‘My Soul Flower’ Book by Dr. Lavlin Thadani’s launched with Big Fanfare

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“Lavlin is a woman of rare sensitivity… my soulmate.” That’s how Amrita Pritam described Lavlin. Further, she stated – “Lavlin’s writings are not only sensitive but also intense and sometimes remind me of legendary poet Sara Shagufta. Lavlin is a poet of international calibre.”

Also being a Film-maker of repute with over a hundred Films and several International Awards to her credit, Lavlin’s latest Book of poetry ‘My Soul Flower’ was recently released on 22ndJuly 2018 (Sunday) at the India International Centre (IIC) Main Auditorium in New Delhi. The programme, hosted by the Poetry Society of India and the IIC.

The programme was presided over by a panel of distinguished personalities including media giants like Mr. HK DuaMr.  Venkat Narayan and Mr. Amit Khanna, as also noted poets likeDr. Sukrita Paul and Dr. Renee Ranchan. Also, present was Mr. Arif Mohammed Khan, Former Union Minister and prolific writer.

The event saw who’s who present and the one of the most peculiar thing was to see when the Author, Lavlin read out her poetry and famous and recognized Indian Kathak DancerShovana Narayan danced to amplify the spirit of the poem. Also well known Theatre artiste and former Doordarshan newsreader Sunit Tandon read out select poems in his way, which won hearts of all present at the event. Both Shovana and Sunit left the audience spell bound by their professional presentation.

The Book covers a wide array of themes and genres like love, empathy, irony, tragedy, inspiration, spirituality, patriotism and so on and so forth, captivating the readers with freshness of perspectives. In Lavlin’s words – “Knowledge has little meaning unless you add a dimension to it.” She starts the book with “No one is perfect. Love is.” A unique feature of the book is that it contains Lavlin’s spontaneous dialogue in verse with Amrita Pritam, dating to 1992.

In the words of Mr. IK Gujral former Prime Minister of India – “Lavlin is a scholar of high calibre.” Indeed, her poetry reflects her depth of understanding of human nature, the language being simple and the ideas being effectively communicated to the readers.

“A soul, once soaked, never goes dry.” – Lavlin Soulful poetry indeed!

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KONE India introduced its New Elevator

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KONE India introduced its New Elevator offering – KONE U Mono Space® and KONE U Mini Space™ for the mid-range segment in Hyderabad.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Amit GossainManaging Director, KONE India, said “Our New Products have 26 cars with visuals inspired by Navaratna, the nine gems. The Navaratna visual car designs are so striking and unique that they will certainly help us differentiate in the market place and enhance the customer experience. Moreover, since the demand for better aesthetics is gaining importance, this New Design Collection is set to create a lasting impression & unforgettable user experience”.

KONE has set a benchmark in the Industry through its Eco-efficient Performance, Premium Ride comfort and Award-winning Designs.

He further added, “The Construction and Real Estate Customers are demanding when it comes to Energy-efficiency and Green Building Certification Schemes like LEED and BREEAM with our New Solutions, the Carbon footprint of buildings can be cut to an even greater extent”.

KONE is a Pioneer in Eco-efficiency within its Industry. The New KONE U Mono Space Elevators are up to 35 percent more Energy Efficient than its earlier Elevators. The improvements were only possible by Renewed KONE EcoDisc® hoisting Machine, a highly Efficient Drive, and our Enhanced Standby Solutions. The Renewed KONE Eco Disc hoisting machine is complemented by a wide range of upgrades that are designed to deliver Industry-leading Ride Comfort: a New Motor Control System, a renewed Braking System, a Redesigned Hoisting System, and an improved Car Structure. This means that the noise levels, both inside and outside the Elevator cars, are as low as possible, the ride is smooth with no vibration, and that the floor leveling is perfectly accurate. Ride comfort is an important part of user experience, and our vision is to deliver the best user experience.

One significant value-add is also a Comprehensive Test for Ride comfort, now conducted on every KONE Elevator before handover – this is a unique service offered by KONE in the Elevator Industry.

Early this year, the company launched its New Customer Experience Centre at ITEC in Chennai to showcase latest Technology and Development of KONE Solutions for People Movement.

Huawei announces the winner for the #P20ProBattleLeague Photography Challenge

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Huawei Consumer Business Group in association with Dabboo Ratnani conducted a month-long photography challenge using Huawei’s latest flagship device- Huawei P20 Pro. The contest provided an opportunity to young talented photographers to redefine the meaning of visual expression while celebrating the power of mobile photography.

With Huawei P20 Pro’s cutting-edge technology pushing the boundaries of creative mobile photography, the contestants captured powerful and provocative images. As part of the activity, the company has announced deckle_Edge (from Instagram) as the winner of #P20ProBattleLeague, finally concluding the contest today.

The winner has been gratified with an Amazon gift voucher worth INR 50,000 and is also getting his winning story featured in a specially curated Coffee Table Book by Huawei. The book will also feature selected works of the contestants and that of the ace celebrity photographer, Dabboo Ratnani.

Centered on handpicked themes, such as Macro-B&W, Windows, Metal and Street, the contest unfolded in 2 phases. In the first phase, Ratnani chose the top photographer for every theme from a select list of 20 contestants. Successively, the second phase saw the four theme winners pitted against each other for the final round.

Talking about his experience with the device and the #P20ProBattleLeague, Dabboo Ratnani said, “I was amazed by the creative expressions that I witnessed as part of the contest. The whole concept of empowering imagination with technology was extremely interesting to begin with. The Huawei P20 Pro is the best Android device for photography aficionados, thanks to its variable 0.95 aperture, monochrome mode and zoom stabilization. The fact that no software tweaking of the final image is required is especially outstanding.”

Often compared to a DSLR camera for its three Leica branded rear cameras, 5X hybrid zoom and the large 1/1.7 light sensor, the Huawei P20 Pro offers significant advantages over competition while shooting in various degrees of illumination.

The final 4 contestants were asked to share a single picture describing their ‘journey of becoming a Pro’. The contest was promoted across social media, with prime focus on Instagram, using the hashtags #P20ProBattleLeague and #SeeMooore. As a result, tremendous buzz was generated among photography enthusiasts.

“The P20 Pro Battle League was a thrilling experience for me and I would like to thank Huawei and Dabboo Ratnani sir for giving me this opportunity to exhibit my talent, and simultaneously enhance it. I absolutely loved the experience of using the Leica powered triple camera, especially the aperture mode. I haven’t seen such depth, clarity and color rendering output in any smartphone device so far. The light painting mode, including the silky water functionality, is absolutely mind-blowing. I reckon this device will make mobile photography a stunning experience for the user.”, said deckle_Edge, the winnerof the contest.

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd Brings American Eagle Outfitters to India

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Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) brings American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) to India. A leading global specialty retailer offering high quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products, American Eagle Outfitters is set to spread its wings and carve a niche in the hearts of the fashion savvy and brand conscious Indian youth. Under this partnership, ABFRL intends to aggressively expand the reach of the brand in the next 3 years. It also plans to invest in retailing the AEO merchandise through the brands exclusive India website www.aeo.in

In August 2017, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail had also entered into a multi-store retail and e-commerce license agreement with American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

India has the fastest growing youth market in the world with upwardly mobile consumers, who are driving demand for brands having international aesthetics and style.  However there seems to be a paucity of choices when it comes to jeans. With the entry of American Eagle, ABFRL aims to fulfill the gap and corner a significant share of the country’s premium jeans wear market.

Commenting on the launch Sathyajit Radhakrishnan, President International Business, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. said, “American Eagle Outfitters is an iconic jeans brand from the US and we are excited to bring it to the fashion enthusiasts in India. The brand will add great value to our international portfolio and strengthen our position in the youth centric lifestyle space, giving our discerning customers a true taste of high-end fashion.”

 

“India’s rapidly developing and vibrant economy, anchored by the world’s largest youth population, provides an exciting growth opportunity for our brand to expand our global reach,” commented Andrew McLean, EVP-Global Commercial Operations, American Eagle Outfitters. He further added “Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail brings deep market experience and extensive retail capabilities, giving us a strong platform to deliver our leading AE jeans collections and casual American style to the growing market.”

 

Guillermo La Rosa, Vice President-International and Business DevelopmentAmerican Eagle Outfitters said “As a leader in the Indian retail market, ABFRL’s partnership gives us the platform to expand into one of the largest retail sectors in the world. With their retail expertise and aggressive growth plan, ABFRL will become one of our largest partners in our quest to become the No 1 global  leader of denim brand.”

MDI Gurgaon started its 7th day of Induction Programme by celebrating International Yoga Day

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MDI Gurgaon started its 7th day of Induction Programme by celebrating International Yoga Day with Yogacharya Dr. Navdeep Joshi from “NAVYOGA”. Dr. Joshi introduced various stress relieving Yoga exercises to the students.  With factors from meeting the deadlines, pressure from bosses, workload, etc stress has become a permanent resident in lives of professionals as well as students. More than 500 students participated in the yoga day celebration.

Stress is the root cause of many diseases, to create awareness about this critical issue prevailing in our society a Workshop on Yoga to Manage Corporate Stress, by Ms. Vandana Aadeshsenior faculty of The Art of Living was arranged for students in the evening hours. The workshop sensitized students of various stress-busting exercises which will be beneficial to them in long run.

Mental health should be of utmost importance as it affects the holistic well-being of the individual and the societies in a larger perspective. Corporates across India so have become sensitive to the prevalent health issues and the impact of stress at the workplace on performance and productivity. As a result, leadership firms, as well as management institutes like MDI Gurgaon, are working at building health and wellness programs that make the workforce a lot stronger to beat the external challenges.

Sixth edition of Tyrexpo India, part of the international Tyrexpo Series in Delhi

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The sixth edition of Tyrexpo India, part of the international Tyrexpo Series, kicks off today at Pragati Maidan, Hall No. 12A, New Delhi, India, alongside its co-located shows GarageXpo India 2018 and RubberTech India 2018. The country’s only trade show for the tyre communitywill be held over three days until 23 June 2018 and is expecting to play host to more than 4,000 trade visitors from across India and other countries.

 

Over100 global brands including those from peripheral businesses such as tyre equipment and tools for manufacturing, tyre distribution, tyre re-treading and fleet operationsare exhibiting at Tyrexpo India 2018. This dedicated platform explores new business opportunities, exchanges ideas, and showcases products, technologies and solutions relevant to the Indian automotive market. In addition, the trade show extends its reach beyond the tyre industry ecosystem to support other industries such as construction, agriculture and mining.

 

The second edition of GarageXpo India, a highly specialised automotive repair and maintenance trade showin India, will co-locate with Tyrexpo India 2018. It serves as one of the event highlights to foster business relationships amongstthe automotive repair and maintenance communityin the Indian sub-continent. Building on the success of the first show, this edition will continue to positively engagetrade visitors, as well asmanufacturers and distributors of workshop equipment, safety gears, speciality tools and related products, workshop management service providers, and technology developers.

 

Naveen Thapa, Project Director for Tyrexpo India 2018 said, “This year, we can expect Tyrexpo India and GarageXpo India 2018 to be bigger and better in terms of the representation of companies and industry participations. This platform serves as a one-stop solution for thetyre and automotive communities’ challenges,through exhibition and showcases, knowledge sharing by trade associations and experts, as well as technical workshops.In addition, we are expecting more than100 preferential business meetingsto be facilitated on-site for commercial opportunities, new business partnerships and professional networking.”

 

At Tyrexpo India, key exhibitors include renowned national and international players like Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), Pirelli Tyre (SUISSE) SA, Elgi Rubber, Indag Rubber Ltd., Sarveshwari Technologies Ltd, Comforser Tyres and Stamford Tyres.

 

In addition, collaborative partnerships between Tyrexpo India 2018 and some of the most influential and prominent industry associations have been formed to facilitate knowledge transfers and community building.These include Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA), Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Chemical and Allied Export Promotion Council of India (CAPEXIL) and All India Automobile Workshops Association (AIAWA) and Indian Tyre Technical Advisory Committee (ITTAC).

ITDC celebrates International Day of Yoga at Hotel Ashok

On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the Human Resource Development division of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) took a step towards promoting Indian cultural heritage “Yoga” through seminars on “Meditation for Healthy & Happy Life” and ”Ways to Increase Efficiency & Be Successful” at the Ashok Hotel, flagship hotel under the aegis of ITDC.

The experiential session on ‘Mediation for Healthy & Happy Life’ was conducted by Brahama Kumaris through implementation of yoga techniques to strengthen metaphysical self. The practical approach reflected on essence of Yoga as unveiling the path to self-realization to be happy and healthy.

Following it was an interactive session on ‘Ways to increase efficiency & be successful’ by the renowned Shri S. C. Kishore, from M/S Kishore & Kishore. He enlightened the consciousness as he reiterated the power of positivity and self-reliance through self discipline, meditation and self realisation.

The session was attended by Ms Ravneet Kaur, IAS, CMD, ITDC, Mr Pradip Das, Director Finance, Mrs. Anita Bimal, Principal, AIHTM, & GM HRD, ITDC and senior officials of the organisation.

The seminars were attended by approximately 80 officials from Delhi based units/division of ITDC