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.

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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

ZEE5 premieres Babbar Ka Tabbar – an Original Series

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Close on the heels of the successful launch of Zero KMS, ZEE5 – India’s largest and most comprehensive digital entertainment platform for multilingual entertainment, today released yet another unmissable series, a light humoured family watch – Babbar Ka Tabbar.

Babbar Ka Tabbar reflects the times that we live in and addresses the generation gap between today’s youth and their parents in a quirky way. Watch out for the ultimate generation battle that’s the story of every household in the country! The series showcases a Punjabi family, the Babbars and their daily life struggles while trying to maintain sanity. Their saviour is their tenant Jamia played by Anshuman Jha, who becomes the sutradhaar between the parents and the kids. Jamia, because of his affinity to every member becomes almost a ‘part of the family’, providing solutions to everyday issues in the lives of the Babbars.

The 12-episode series set in Delhi is launching in 2 parts and stars Manu Rishi, Anshuman Jha, Ayesha Raza, Avneet Kaur and Bhavin Bhanushali who portray quirky and loveable characters. A ‘trying too hard to be cool’ father, an over-protective mother, a socially-awkward son, an overconfident daughter and a good-for-nothing paying guest cum family therapist. All these characters come together to make Babbar Ka Tabbar, a masala entertainer you can’t afford to miss.

LSD (Love, Sex aur Dhoka) fame Anshuman Jha, on his first web series says, “It has been really exciting working with seasoned actors like Manu Rishi and Ayesha Raza. Babbar ka Tabbar is fresh, relatable and a fun to watch series, something I have never attempted before. I can’t wait to find out the audience’s reaction to the show.”

ZEE5 has a diverse array of content that it is curating through the platform. Zero KMS– a thriller series, Mehmaan riding on suspense and Life Sahi Hai 2– a mix of drama and comedy; these are Hindi shows already garnering a great response. The regional series like Horn Ok Please in Marathi, America Mappillai in Tamil, Nanna Koochi in Telugu, Utsaha Ithihasam in Malayalam, etc. and some of our big launches in pipeline include – Sunny Leone’s biopic ‘Karenjit Kaur’, ‘Lockdown’, the first musical series from Rapper Badshah’s production house and many more.

Manish Aggarwal, Chief Marketing Officer, ZEE5 India said, “After Life Sahi Hai 2, here is another mass entertainer from our OC stable, and we are confident that the Babbars and Jamia will be loved as much as the rest of our characters. Since our launch, we have been registering viewers from across the country who are seeking entertainment and are willing to pay for it. This is in keeping with the content strategy we have carefully chalked out for ZEE5, and viewers have much to look forward to in the coming months. In a first, we will also be offering the first two episodes of Babbar ka Tabbar free for non-subscribers; we are confident that this binge watch-worthy series will have the viewer hooked.”

Speaking about the show, Victor Mukherjee, Producer of the show, said: “We are excited about partnering with ZEE5 on a format that is unique and has loads of desi tadka. Babbar Ka Tabbar is a light-hearted, funny and entertaining show which is perfect for an entertaining binge-watching experience. It has been an absolute pleasure working with such brilliant actors. We do hope the viewers enjoys watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

ZEE5 has an exciting original content line-up which will feature some of the biggest and most entertaining faces from the world of Indian entertainment. The platform will have 90+ original shows by the end of March 2019.

Availability: The ZEE5 App can be downloaded from Google Play Storehttp://bit.ly/zee5andand iOS App Storehttp://bit.ly/zee5ios. Also available at www.zee5.com, as a Progressive Web App (PWA), and on Apple TVand Amazon Fire TV Stick.ZEE5 also supports Chromecast.

Explore the art behind capturing ‘Places and People’ with “Coffee with Leica”

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Known for its craftsmanship and German precision, renowned German Luxury Camera brand ‘Leica’ is all geared up to expand the culture of Photography in India. After opening its store in New Delhi, India, the brand has been focusing to share the Leica experience with the new generation of Photographers through it’s initiative ‘Coffee with Leica’.

After the success of the first session of ‘Coffee with Leica’, Leica Store is excited to announce the second session of with popular influencer and noted travel and documentary photographer, Mr. Pravin Tamang. This upcoming session scheduled for Saturday, 23rd June, 2018 at Leica Store, New Delhi addressing new generation of photographers

Sharing valuable information about ‘the art of capturing Places and People’ during the session, Pravin will also speak about his photography journey with Leica. The meet will have a lot of budding photographers who will be facinated with Leica experience. An invite only event, photography enthusiasts can register themselves online for the event.

Event: Coffee with Leica

Day & Date: Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Venue: Leica Store, N-42, Connaught Place, New Delhi