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Amway presents ‘attitude Shining Star “ Fashion Show in Kolkata.
 
Amway India, country’s largest Direct selling company organized a dazzling fashion Show-attitude Shining Star” in Kolkata on 15th July 2017. Attitude is Amway’s entry –level premium brand, offering a range of skin care and cosmetic products specially created for the youth. The evening was a myriad display of colors and talent as the Amway direct sellers who are its brand ambassadors walked the ramp with style on sequences choreographed by choreographer Tejas Gandhi. Building on the brand persona a, the fashion show displayed youthfulness and vibrancy through its themes- ‘Traditional “, “Sportswear’ and ‘Evening Gown’.

Meghanjani Palit contestant no.14 was crowned as Attitude Shining Star on the criterion of her attire, attitude and talent rachiyata agarwal (Contestant no.6) and Manjuroni Dewan (Contestant no.11) were announced the first and second runners up respectively. Priyanka Agarwal ( Contestant no.14), Indrani Sadhukhan (contestant no.12) and moumita Saha (Contestant no.7) were crowned as winners of the sub-contests – ‘ Best Smile”, “Beautiful Eyes” and Beautiful Hair’ respectively. The Attitude Shining Star fashion Show also presented award to Manjuroni Dewan ( contestant no.11) and Meghajani Palit (contestant no.14) the categories of Best Personality and “flawless Skin”.

The contestants marked their presence by wearing vibrant Attitude colors. Agnimitra paul, ace Fashion Designer adjudged the Attitude Shining Star Fashion Show and Abhishek basu, renowned table player & music composer. Ms.Anisha Sharma, category Head, Beauty & Personal care, Amway India stated ‘ every edition of the Attitude Fashion Show receives immense love and great response from our audience. The fashion show is the best way to showcase the brilliant talent that our direct sellers possess. Our Attitude range represents the vivacious and vibrant Indian youth and the products complement the Indian Skin”. Attitude is an entry level premium brand, targeted specifully at the Indian youth. The brand offers a range of skin care products & a range of bold color cosmetics for the youth. Its skin care portfolio has a variety of products like cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer, Sunscreen Lotion, Face wash, Face masque, hand & Body cream, foot Cream & the newly launched be Bright range of products. At Amway, we believe that beauty is all about attitude.

Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
 

Suraksha diagnostic launches a New Generation Centre at Madhyamgram with Free Health Check-up Camp.

 

Suraksha diagnostic launched their new generation diagnostic center at Madhyamgram Municipality along  with Dr. Somnath Chatterjee, Director of  Suraksha Diagnostic and Mrs. Barnali Dey, Operational head of Suraksha. It is located opposite Madhyamgram Municipality. The inauguration was followed by a free . Health check up camp where more than 150 people participated. The camp conducted various tests like ECG, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, BMI (Body mass Index) by expert doctors. Dr.Somnath Chatterjee, Director of Suraksha Diagnostic said “ we are very happy to announce the launch of our Diagnostic Center at Madhyamgram. Our aim is to provide an advanced healthcare delivery in a more cost-effective way to make our services & facilities available to everyone Suraksha has now almost 25 years of experience to bring to the table and we intend to provide more innovative solutions along the way.

Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 

Kolkata all set to find their ‘Tanya’.

 
The grand announcement of the beauty pageant”Tanya”- The queen Of Kolkata 2017’ followed by its curtain raiser was held at the International Club. As the saying goes, “outer beauty attracts, inner beauty captivates” & pageant stands for just that.

The logo of the beauty pageant was unveiled by artist Rupchand kundu’s painting in the presence of renowned designers Abhishek Dutta & Sharbari Dutta , well known actors Suchandra vaaniya & Debdut Ghosh. Mr.Anindya Chatterjee stated, “ the concept of Tanaya is to choose 50 unique individuals & groom them to possess the right intellect, poise aptitude to take on the world. We hope to find such dynamic women to inspire us although our beauty talents hunt”. Tanaya aims to serve as a platform that reflects the magnificence of youth, who exuberate individuality & the aptitude to be 2017”s Queen of Kolkata”. The contestants will be judged on criteria’s such as intelligence, talent, fitness& social awareness amongst other factors. The finale for this is on the 8th September , where the Queen will be crowned.
 
 
 
 
Board of Studies of ICAI Organized National Convention for CA Students.
 
Eastern India Regional Council jointly with Eastern India chartered Accountants Student’s association (EICASA) under the aegis of Board Of Studies, ICAI organized a Two- day national Convention for CA students on the theme “Nurturing values & Integrity- Attaining Excellence in professional Pursuits’ on 14th & 15th July, 2017 . The eminent personalities like CA Manish Goyal, Convention Coordinator & Chairman, EIRC, CA SONU Jain, Vice –Chairperson, EIRC & CHAIR Person, CA Ranjeet Kumar agarwal, CCM & member BOS, CA Sushil Kumar Goyal, CCM & Member BOS, CA Mangesh Kinare, Vice Chairman BOS, CA Subodh Kumar Agarwal, Past president ICAI, CA Hardik punatar, Vice Chairman, EICASA & others. The convention provided an opportunity for Chartered Accountant Students across the country to meet & discuss matters of their interest as CA students. Paper presenters from across the country presented their papers in an excellent way. Special knowledge sessions were conducted by renowned speakers from the specialized fields. Speakers were invited to give the task on various professional interest, GST, law, accounts, taxation & economy. More than 1200 CA students have registered from across India.

The Board Of Studies (BOS) is the Academic wing of the Institute . Apart from preparing & continuously revising comprehensive study materials and revision test papers, practice manuals , BOS also organizes National & International convention of students, seminars , career counseling sessions, quiz & debate contests, entering into MOUs with Indian Universities overseas Accounting bodies for walking out mutually beneficial schemes. CA Manish Goyal, Chairman, EIRC stated “ Chartered Accountancy profession cannot achieve great heights being only academically good, overall personality development is the essence for a shining future & it is very important that they brush up their communication & presentation skills as well”.

CA Sonu Jain, Vice Chairman, EIRC & Chairman, EICASA stated “ ICAI is the professional educational institution which has a strong non political students wing which works for the betterment students who are pursuing Chartered Accountancy course & this helps the students to come out as a true professional in their future career”.

Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 

Tata Medical Center, Kolkata hosts The 3rd Congress on “Controversies in Clinical Oncology’.

 

Tata medical Center, Kolkata is hosting its 3rd annual academic program “Controversies in Clinical oncology’ on 7th & 8th July 2017 .”Controversies is the Annual meeting of the department of radiation oncology of Tata medical Center. The conference is one of the largest of its kind in India and will discuss strategies to counter two of the most common and resistant cancers namely that of the Lung and brain. This CME accredited controversies meeting will share recent information and provide a unique opportunity for world class leaders in the field to debate vital and contentious issues in clinical oncology and this year’s sections are devoted to CNS lesions and Lung Cancer. This thought-provoking academic dialogue will address the most challenging current clinical and technological questions. The stimulating lectures, perspectives and debates will help provide clinicians with the ability to take more informed decisions regarding care for cancer patients.

Leading doctors from various parts of India have joined experts from the UK to enhance the fight against these two of the most dreaded cancers in the country. Clinical Oncologists, pathologists, Surgeons, and Research Assistants are attending the 2-Day interactive scientific program. The program looks to answer some of the most  important questions with Lung and Brain cancers. From understanding why aggressive brain cancers respond to treatment for only a short period of time to analyzing how to improve survival by looking at specific genetic changes within the cancer, the conference looks to bring scientists and clinicians together and improve patient care in the country.
In one of the first meeting of its kind, eminent Cancer expert from Glasgow University, professor Roy Rampling has delivered an oration on how Clinical Trials have been implemented in the UK to improve patient care. Prof .Rampling’s original research has shown  tremendous promise in improving life of  some of the patients with brain  cancer. Prof Rampling  and his team  has developed a vaccine against  these cancers that have  shown promise.

Prof Rampling has also delivered the annual prestigious oration “Tata oration in Clinical oncology” on 7th July. from the oration  has covered on clinical trials and how it has helped modern oncologist to enhance  their management practices. The idea I such that Indian oncologists could then draw a road map on how best to improve the practices of safe  and effective clinical trials in our country. Other experts like Professor Michael Brada, Prof of Radiation Oncology at the University of Liverpool and Dr. Clive Peedel, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at James Cook University, hospital, Middlesbrough, UK,  has discussed how high precision radiation therapy can be used to target cancers in the lung which move with breathing.

Surgical experts will dissect the modern treatment advances and try and identify how minimally invasive procedures can help improve outcomes in Lung and brain cancers. Pathologists will spell out targets  that can  be used to increase response to therapy in the management of these cancers. In addition, Indian experts has shared their views on how they believe  the modern emerging data can be adapted to treat the local population. Research from India including outcomes from management in various nationally renowned cancer centres  will be scrutinized to identify areas of joint collaborative  projects.

Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
Startup INDIA is one of the finest intiative of our beloved prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
 
A New Website In Kolkata. Startup IDIA is one of the finest initiatives of our beloved prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. We are one of the innovative start up who has the courage to change the Life of 7.4 billion .People worldwide in the area of social media networking. We can bring the change what other top giants (Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, etc ) can’t.

The net worth of 10 years old face book CEO is more than that of Mukesh Ambani, hence proved that apart from agriculture & industries, our IT sector, social media websites and Internet as a whole has even bigger power and can contribute more to Indian economy* ( It is a Trillion dollar$ Research0 and ruled out 100% guarantee that it will be delivered as said. We are looking for Angel investors and business marriage….Ist with Government of India & Top Indian Industrialists. Myself, Infoscientist, Nawal Kumar Roongta, aged 62 years along with our CEO Mr.Nawal Sandeep Kulthia with 47 years of research, wants to declare one truth that Life has fix deadline one truth that Life has a fix deadline and I believe that I have born for India and will die for India. But, it is the matter of upliftment of humanity & mankind and it has to be delivered soon. So, therefore, we are trying to keep in touch with PMO office.

The core idea is To CONNECT PEOPLE WITH 9i) “The right person (s0’ (ii) ‘At Right Person (s)’ and (iii)”At Right Place’ in all other top social media websites there are BIG drawbacks & loopholes and We have the solutions to its which is our trillion dollar$ valued confidential intellectual property. Our Aim & Ambition is to connect 7.4 billion People 24x7 worldwide. The vision and the mission are to bring revolution in information & communication world.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
 

The Fit Expo 2017 presents ‘Eastern India ‘s Biggest Fitness & Wellness Festivals Fuelled by BODY POWER.

 
The biggest Fitness & Wellness Festival of Eastern India was heralded with a curtain raiser. Mr.Gagan Sachdev, Chief Convenor, Mr.Abhay Mishra, Principal Advisor, Mr. Praabal Kumar Basu, Convenor Marketing & PR Head, Mr. Saranjit Singh, Event Manager along with Mr.prakash Shah of GS Marketing the Trade Show organizers. The curtain raiser was followed by a sizzling Master Class Of Aqua Zumba icons, International Zumba Education Specialist from USA, MS Maria Browning & MS.Sucheta Pal (India’s Lead ZES) and hosted by Natalie Pote Shaw, Kolkata’s renowned Aqua Zumba Instructor at Aqua, The Park.
The second edition of the Fit Expo is fuelled by Body Power, Asia’s largest sport, fitness & nutrition trade show organizers who have the world’s top athletes visiting their shows including celebrities from Hollywood & Bollywood , like hulk Hogan, Salman Khan, John Abhram etc. Chief Convenor Gagan Sachdev stated “ my main motive behind The Fit Expo 2017, is all about incorporating wellness & lifestyle into fitness & making people aware that Fitness is not a fad any more but a necessity. We would like to induce sports & fitness into everyone’s lifestyle, promote talent & recognize those who have contributed towards this industry. Praabal Kumar Basu, Convener marketing & PR head stated ‘ at the Fit Expo 2017 we want to celebrate good life, create a platform for our end users for all lifestyle requirements, be it in terms of healthy living, fitness or wellness. The objective is to create awareness by sharing information, curating customized events & promotional activities thereby enhancing the customer experience The whole effort of the Fit Expo is to reach out to a larger audience through this platform develop healthy lifestyle & disseminate knowledge about fitness. Maria browning stated “ I am honored to be a part of the FitExpo. It’s great platform which brings together so many people and institutions who are working towards building a healthier future”.
Sucheta Pal, ”Fitness & health are the biggest concerns and areas of interest in the world right now. People are becoming more conscious of their nutrition and bodies & are investing in a healthier lifestyle. The FitExpo is a great way to celebrate lifestyle & wellness. I wish everyone all the best”. The Fit Expo 2017 is going to be a gala Festival which would bring together thousands of fitness enthusiasts apart from a range of stakeholders like Fitness , Trainers to Bodybuilders, health Clubs to Martial Art Academics, Personal Trainers, Group fitness instructors, Zumba & Sasba exponents, Weight Loss Specialists, Competitive Athletes, physiotherapists & Sports Medicine experts, spas & slimming centers, Beauty Therapist, Wellness & Lifestyle products etc.
The FitExpo 2017 is all set to bring a paradigm shift in the Fitness & Lifestyle ecosystem of Eastern India . the Expo would be a never before congregation of 10,000 +B2B entities including Dealers & Distributors, Investors & Entrepreneurs, academics, Real Estate developers, Luxury Hotels, architects, Clubs & institutions, Trainers & consultants thus providing excellent business opportunities. The FIT EXPO is back in 2017- the difference is its going to be bigger & better this year. It aims to do this simply by providing the biggest combined trade platform in East/north-East India for Fitness, Wellness, Sports & Lifestyle industry. The key highlights of the event would be trade Show on fitness, Sports, Wellness & Allied products & Services, Live Fitness Shows, Wellness & Lifestyle exhibition, Seminars & Workshops, various competitions, Felicitating fitness & sports heroes.

Text By Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
Berger paints takes The Intiative of Introducing
 
Berger paints takes The Initiative of Introducing “Kolkata street festival” in the Cultural Capital of India.berger paints announced the commencement of the ‘Kolkata street art Festival “- an intiative undertaken to enrich , beauty & clean the city in a unique way. Mr.Abhijit Roy, CEO & MD, berger paints India Limited, Shri joghen chowdhury, veteran painter & Chief advisor/mentor of Kolkata Street Art Festival, Shri Debashish Kumar, Mayor-in-Council, Kolkata, Municipal Corporation, shri Pratyush Kumar Ghosh, Deputy general manager, Kolkata, metro railways along with Renowned fashion Desighner from Kolkata Mrs.Agnimitra Paul Berger Paints India Limited has for the first time brought such a festival to Kolkata. They aim to integrate & make the cross-section of the society aware through this one of a kind public art & to make Kolkata cleaner & more beautiful.

Mr.abhijit roy, CEO & MD, Berger Paints India Limited stated ‘ in India street art Festival has taken place across several cities & has become a part of the popular culture. Now it’s time for Kolkata to hold this event in its own unique way. The main objective of this initiative is to make the city cleaner & even more stunning. The mission is to paint more prominent walls in the upcoming few years. We are seeking to collaborate with local authorities & Government bodies to ensure sustenance 7 cleanliness of these walls throughout the year’.

Whilst urban art has been well documented over the past few years, the Kolkata Street Art Festival plan to celebrate the work of 15 admired artists working in various diverse contexts. Shri Barun Saha & his team will work under the super vision of Shri Jogen Chowdhury. On this occasion, Shri Joghen Chowdhury, Chief Advisor, Kolkata Street Art Festival shared his views stated ‘ the exhibition celebrates the power of creativity & the culture of Kolkata via variant colors on the wall. This noble initiative taken by Berger paints will revamp the city giving recognition to the artists”.

The announcement highlighted that the tentative list of locations where the festival will showcase artworks in Kolkata which includes: Ballygunge Tram Depot Wall, Eden gardens wall, wall near park Circus tram depot, wall at New Alipore (near Suruchi Sangha), wall near Exide crossing ( Calcutta Club wall), Shyambazar Metro wall, Central Metro Wall along with 2 trams. It was also mentioned that Berger paints will look out for more prominent walls in & around the city that can be a part of the festival.

Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
3C Festival Chocolate. Cheese. Coffee
 
Luxury boutique hotel Aauris, located at 4, Robinson St, has launched a deliciously unique festival called 3C- Chocolate, Cheese and Coffee” at unique well-known patisserie, Scarlet. The three staple favorites of all foodies will find expression in an innovative dessert menu that Executive Chef Sujit Mondal has prepared keeping in mind today’s experimental audience ready to try new combinations.

Chef Mondal says, ‘we all love chocolate, cheese and coffee. Think of anything sinfully indulgent and you will think of chocolate and cheese. I wanted to play with these ingredients and create something refreshing yet great to taste that would make everyone go wow. The focus of Scarlet at the moment is all about delivering the most elevated valuable patisserie experience to the guests”. Actress Parno Mitra was there to inaugurate the festival. She stated ‘I like chocolate, cheese. I live on cheese. I am particular about coffee.” About the ambience of the restaurants she stated ‘in different restaurants one get different ambience. For Biriyani I love going to Shiraj. Its mandatory that food has to match the ambience .”

About the prevailing of diabetes among the kids she stated “sugar should be banned. Sugar is extremely bad for the people. One can have brownie sugar and gagrie in coffee. Kids should not eat junk food. One should eat everything in balanced proportion.”

With ideation, passion and implementation in perfect balance, Chef Mondal blends subtle flavors and richness of the ingredients for a smooth gastronomic experience at the 3C Festival. The desserts are distinctive, beautifully crafted and are completely different from each other. For example, Cheesecake Brownie that will give one a sinful indulgence into chocolate rich browning with Godiva chocolate fudge filling and Philadelphia cheese bake to add the glaze. Everyone knows was about the Little Black Dress. Now meet the Little Black Dress Chocolate Cake that is as good to look at as it is good to taste. How about coffee and cheese cake together/ Try the Decadent Espresso Café Cheese Cake. There are other attractions on the menu too like…. Banoffe cheese cake, Mad for mud, intense trio of choco mousse and many more for our dessert lovers.

Chef Mondal stated about puja preparations “we do special puja workshop. Last time we do 8 items till now there is no plan. Lot of non bengali people comes here to taste the desserts.’ For the diabetics patients there are sugar free cheese cake.

The cakes are available for customers from 15th July to 15th August, the 3C festival will come at a pcket pinch of INR 350 plus taxes for one person.

By Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
 
 
Ashok Leyland sharpens focus on Eastern India market through its Intelligent Exhaust gas Recirculation
 

Intelligent Exhaust Gas Recirculation technology for BS4 engines is a blessing for Ashok Leyland In Eastern part Of India.
Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, and the 2nd largest commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturer in India, showcased its range of future ready products, based on Intelligent Exhaust Gas Recirculation (iEGR0 technology, and innovative industry-leading services at its Zonal Conference 2017 in Kolkata, being a commercial and financial hub in the region, is a focus market for Ashok Leyland to further increase its presence in the region. The iEGR technology will further add strength to its offering in the market, in a more satisfied and profitable customer base. This one-of-a-kind expo is the largest  by any  OEM in this part of the country and highlights  the company’s focus for the region. Ashok Leyland, in partnership with JIS Group Educational initiatives, has recently inaugurated a world –class Service Training centre in Kolkata. It is the 9th such centre in India and second in this (east) region of the country, after Bhubaneswar.
Pioneering the indigenous development  and application of the iEGR technology, Ashok Leyland is the only domestic OEM to implement this technology successfully for its products above 130 Horse Power (HP). Thus, Ashok Leyland has, once again, brought its technology prowess and Indian innovation to the fore for the benefit of its customers.   
Intelligent Exhaust Gas Recirculation (iEGR) technology is a simple yet innovative solution to achieving the desired results in order to meet the BS4 norms. This technology is not only  better suited to Indian conditions compared to Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology (based on European technology) but will also prove to be hugely cost effective, easy to operate and hassle-free to maintain. All of which will benefit  the Ashok Leyland customer, resulting in better  margins compared to products by OEMs which are based on SCR technology . With iEGR technology as the highlight, the Company displayed a mix of over thirty innovative products  and services, featuring trucks, buses, light commercial vehicles (LCVs) simulators and gensets.
Mr.Anuj Kathuri, President- Global Trucks, Ashok Leyland stated ‘ Ashok Leyland has always  believed in putting our customers first in everything that we do. We are proud that we have helped shaped the commercial vehicle industry in the past and with iEGR we have  yet again proved our mettle in technology and innovation. Tied to our  brand philosophy, “Aapki jeet, hamari jeet”, iEGR represents our effort in making our customer’s life hassle-free yet making Ashok leyland products work even harder  for them. This approach has given us results and has helped us gain our customer’s trust, nationwide. We have been receiving very good response from almost all regions in India and East being one of the most important , we hope for a similar response for our iEGR and East being  one of the most important , we hope  for a similar response for our iEGR fitted products. Displaying our range of products and services in Kolkata  is a significant  step  towards amplifying our position further in this region. Our persistence and aggression in delighting our customers has helped us reach a market share of 27% in FY17 and we are targeting over 30% in FY 18 in the East region”.
Talking the brand promise of Aapki jeet, hamari Jeet” further, the Company  has, in recent years, expanded its network rapidly to cater to its wide set of customers. At the end of FY17, its network had  expanded to 2678 touch points  and it is further expanding  rapidly in FY18. With an additional  5000 outlets for Leyparts, the genuine spare parts brand,  it has a service centre every  75kms on all major highways which helps the brand deliver its “Tatkaal” promise of reaching  customers within 4 hours and getting  their vehicle  back on-road within 48 hours.
“ In the month of April & May 2017 there was a slowdown we have improved our market. Our market share in this quarter is much better compared to last year. At present our focus area is North & East zone. There is no investment requirement we have enough capacity.  Gulf countries we have launched new progress. We are the marker leaders in Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Myanmar. In East Africa we are very much present in Kenya. The maximum demand is where the movement is on white goods, e-commerce and two wheelers “as stated by Ashok Leyland‘s President.
About the performance of the gulf countries he opined “they are not doing well because of crude oil prices”.

Text By Miss  Nabanita  Sengupta.

 
 
 
We have done an exclusive tie up with champ for special screening
 

 Dhulaiwala Group’s Initiative to Promote CHAMP and To Bring a New Flavor in This Upcoming Durga Puja.
Dev was present at Acropolis Mall during the screening of the movie CHAMP. Big FM also helped in the promotion of the movie which stars Dev, Rukmini Maitra, Laboni Sarkar, Chiranjeet.  Dhulaiwala group’s CFO Mr.Raj Kishore Poddar and Mr.Vivek Kumar Agarwal, Founder & CEO of Dhulaiwala group was present along with the other people who came to watch the movie as well as to get a glimpse of their favorite star. During this occasion Mr.Raj Kishore Poddar stated “we have done an exclusive tie up with champ for special screening. Dev as one of the best person who is best person who is best fitted & ruled the heart of the Bengal. Durga puja is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm in Bengal. Dev is one of the best people who is best fitted & ruled the heart of Bengal. During the puja people faces the problem of ques. But in this year there will be a red carpet launching where people can visit 21 pujas and they will go through the VIP lines and they can have snacks, have selfie in the puja pandals.  There will be an AC bus facility and it will be in a hopping manner.  They have to pay only Rs.1100-/- for registration.” Mr.Agarwal stated “Apart from this they will get a chance to greet and meet the celebrities. There will be an app which is “Dhulaiwala App”. The major pujas which are selected are Sreebhumi, Chetla, Ballygunj Culture, Kakurgachi Meetali Sangha, Beleghata 33 Palli, Babubagan, Bosepukur Shitola Mandir, Saltlake AK Block, Mudaili. The facilities will be provided to the people for 24x7 and this will be provided from 24th to 30th September. Talks are also going on so people will be able to greet Dev also during those puja pandals. There will be bouncers in each occasion. Monitoring van will be there to ensure that everything is going fine.”

Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
Bengal Premier League 2017.
 

Bengal Premier League 2017 organized by West Bengal Billiards Association In association with the Saturday Club-Kolkata.  From 20-25th June 2017 the  much awaited  Bengal premier league  will be  taking place  next week from 20th till 25th June 017 at Saturday club, Kolkata. The series is being organized by West Bengal Billiards Association. Mr.Pradip Saragoi President, the West Bengal Billiards Association, Mr.Anil Poddar, Convener Bengal Snooker League , Mr.Brijesh Damani, Asian Games Silver   Medalist, World Team Bronze Medalist  & Mr.Sourav Kothari,  Arjuna  Awardee & World no.2 in Billiards. The first  edition  was held  last year & that was a grand success. Having seen the overwhelming response, following additions have been incorporated. Last year there were nine teams & now one more team added to make it perfect 10. Addition of one more marquee player to make two marquee players per team & each team will be having total 6 players. The name of the teams & the owners are as followed.

Name Of The team                  Owner
Alpha Cueists                              Dheeraj & Dhiren Baid.
Black Panthers                            Piyush Bhagat
City Knights                                Rajesh Tulsian & Ravi Goenka.
Ge Magicians                               Kingshuk Saha.
Green Warriors                           Pradumna Mimani
Pappu  Penguine                        Manas Swaika & Siddharth Casyab.
The Rockets                               Rishabh Dugar
RKG Snooking Champs               Ravindra Gupta.
Shooting Stars                            Sunil Sarogi & Chetan Mehta.
Snooking Shooters                      Manoj  Agarwal (Defending Team).

Total prize money is for the winner Team Rs.5, 00000.00. Runner Up Team’s prize money is Rs.3, 00,000.00. Prize money for players of winning Team is Rs 1, 00,000.00. Prize money for players of Runner up Rs.50, 000.00. The total prize money is Rs.9, 50,000.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 

Blessing for Today’s Women- A New place to relax & pamper yourself.

The Nature Cure & yoga centre has launched its New Dhunseri Ladies Treatment centre & Royal Residential Suites on 2nd July 2017 at Joka in Kolkata, West Bengal. This new centre was inaugurated by the eminent business tycoon Mr.Sanjiv Goenka’s wife Mrs.Preeti Goenka. Leading business magnet Mr.Harsh  Neotia’s better half Mrs. Madhu Neotia  was the guest of honor in this auspicious occasion. The centre is well equipped with holistic, drug free-treatments in an environment which is natural. Apart from that it is fitted with the most modern equipments to deliver top quality facilities. The two bed rooms Royal Suites are the highest & most luxurious tier of our residential hospitality options. It is extended over 2,500 square feet they provide a true home away from home & will allow our guests to make full use of treatments to clam, detoxify & rejuvenate the overworked body, mind & spirit. This is located 30 minutes from the city of Kolkata, its far enough to offer the convenience of staying connected to a major metropolis.

Since its inception in 1965, the entre has successfully healed thousands through natural, drug-free treatments. Qualified in-house physical physicians, fitness experts, nutritionist & trained staff offer all our guests a customized bouquet of personal care.

The centre provides several unique facilities for those who want an extended weekend gateway for mild detoxification .As well as busy executives who may need to return to work at a moment’s notice. This flexibility ensures that they get the benefits of the treatments programmes despite their inability to take an extended leave as normally required by the detoxification process.
Text by Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
Music And Trailer Launch Of KICHU NA BOLA KOTHA
 

The entire star cast of this movie are Sreelekha  Mitra, Sayani Ghosh, pujarini Ghosh, Misme Das, Dristi Mondal, Rezwan Rabbani Sheikh, Suvojit Kar, during the trailer & music launch of KICHU NA BOLA KOTHA . Arjun Chakroborty stated “ I am playing  the role of a normal guy whose childhood  friend  is facing a crisis. One day the girl calls him in a cafe & as a childhood friend he tries to solve her problem & their relationship takes a new dimension with time & then the girl realizes her friend is giving the right advice  though  at first  she ignores by stating ‘you will not  understand”. About the shooting experience he stated “it was quite nice & only I had one day shooting at Sanjhachula”.

There are two songs & the title track  was sung by Somlata Acharya. The shooting took place in different parts of Kolkata like Rajarhat & in the northern part. Pujarini Ghosh stated “ if I will talk about my character then it will be  quite  long  so I will  say  that this character is vulnerable. She is young  college  girl. I didn’t have too much interaction with other characters. Now I am looking forward how the audience  will take  my performance. Rizwan is also playing  the role in this movie with me. When the dubbing part was done & then when we were watching editing part it was unexpectedly nice”.   

About  the music  she stated “ I feel that the song “Sokhi Bhabona Kahare “ was important. There are different shades in the in the character. It tells about lot of story. The film comprises lots of story but the style of storytelling is fresh & good, & this story is very relevant. I had good experience of working in this movie”.

Shiekh Rizwan Rubbani stated ‘I am playing the role of a boy who searches for love”. About his co-actor he stated “ Puja is a good actress. She is very spontaneous actor. She has improvised herself a lot. She has passion for work”. About the music he stated ‘today is World Music Day. I just love music I like the song sung by Pujarini. Music  is an important part of life’. There are 4 stories in this movie & the names are Jorahawa, Antoral, Ekdin, Protidin.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 

Kolkata witnesses the Grand Finale of Next Nandini Tollywood actor Abir Chatterjee hosts the 4th season.

 
The seasons most awaited beauty pageant Next Nandini completed its fourth edition with the Grand Finale & hosted by renowned Tollywood actor Abir Chatterjee. The Grand finale of Next Nandini 2017 saw the top 20 finalists, sizzling the ramp & completing  with each other to win  the  crown of Kolkata’s Next Nandini 2017. The judges panel included Danseuse Alokananda Roy, model Madhabilata Mitra   along with Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds. Mr.Eathesham Azam, Station Director of 94.3 radio One Kolkata was present. The beauties were all set to win over the title to be ‘Next nandini 2017”. The finalists had to face three rounds of the Grand finale. The first  round  was based on self introduction, second round  was the  Senco Gold round where the finalist  walked the ramp  wearing the  exclusive  collection of Senco Gold. The third round was on the  judges question answer round where the finalist walked the ramp  wearing  the exclusive  of  Senco Gold. The third  was on judges question-answer session to select  top five contestant. The final round  was on the distinct skill of the contestant  on one  common question. The top  twenty  finalists  vying  the crown  were  Tanushree Sengupta, Sushmita Banerjee, Sukanya  Banerjee, Shiksha Das, Senantiasa Chakroborty, Sampurna Chatterjee, Sampurna Nag, Adisha Manna, Adolina Ganguly, Basabdutta Kar Ghosh, Camelia         Ghosh, Falaque Rashid, Leena Biswas, Moumi Dey, Poysha Kisen Barat,  Priyanka  Acharya, Rohini Chatterjee.
Mr.Eathesham azam, station director of 94.3 radio One Kolkata “ the hunt to find the  real beauty finally comes to an end. The journey of Next Nandini from the 1st Edition to the 4th  year is really  overwhelming. I thank my team for this grand success. Next Nandini is growing  bigger day  by day  as it is not  only  a competition of theouter beauty but also  highlights the inner beauty & the talents one possess. I extend  my heartiest congratulations to the winner.”
Nandini symbolizes every girl  or woman is beautiful inside out. She is not  someone  who is only stylish  but responsible  too. It is the beauty pageant that represent not only teenagers but also working housewives who are modern & knows  the right value of life. It focuses on different categories of beauty which includes- smile, hair, Skin, personality, Fitness, Chefina, Confidence, women of substance, grace & Next Nandini. With an aim to discover individuals who have a positive approach towards life with special focus on passion & creativity- Next Nandini is a pageant  that every year witnesses the participation of teenagers as well as housewives working woman  from  different  walks of life from Kolkata.   
Result of Next Nandini Winner- Rupsha Bhattacharya, 1st Runner Up- Leena Biswas, 2nd Runner Up- Basabdutta Kar Ghosh.
Subtitle:- national insurance company Limited women Of substance- Basabdatta Kar Ghosh, Women Of Gold- Rupsha Bhattacharya, Balaram Mullick Misti Smile- Falaque Rashid, Bhagirathi Neotia Miss Fit- Adisha Manna. The N& L bar Beautiful Hands- Basabdatta Kar Ghosh.

                   Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 

 “Switch On India” campaign In West Bengal and Orissa with an aim to expand Schneider Electric‘s retail presence in East India.

 

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy  management and automation, has firmed up plans to acquire  bigger  market in the Rs.5000 crore market for low voltage electrical products such as MCBs, RCBs, Distribution Boards, Switches & sockets across India. As part of its retail expansion drive in East India, where the low-voltage electrical retail market  is pegged at Rs.500 crore the company  unveiled its  mobile van campaign ‘Switch on India” in West Bengal and Odisha  with an aim  to reach out to end customers.

Under the initiative , Schneider Electric will showcase its range of green low-voltage electrical products in Kolkata and engage with local electricians and retailers to generate awareness around safety and efficiency. The van  will display Schneider Electric Final Distribution (FD) and Writing Devices (WD) products. A total of 8 such vans will travel across different electrical markets in the country, covering  close to 100 cities over the next one month. The van will travel  across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Kerala.

An initiative in line with the Government’s “Smart city mission” and Digital India initiatives’ the presence of this van  is focused around to facilitate a deeper engagement with the electrician base and the retail network. The campaign will also generate awareness around safety and energy efficiency amongst Schneider Electric’s channel partners.

Mr.Ramesh Jha, Regional Sales head-East, Schneider Electric India, “construction activities in India are on the up & are expected to pick up place in future. Moreover, government rules and regulations regarding the installation of low voltage in residential and commercial establishments and growing inclination of end users towards feature-laden products are likely to improve demand for retail products in West Bengal and Odisha. The mobile Van campaign is a testimony to our commitment towards green India and spreading awareness about the importance of safety, standardization and sustainable solutions for the end users’.

He also stated ‘we are looking at other kind of innovations. Lots of exciting products are planned from our end. Schneider has a unique thought process of eco structure. The product range has switches, sockets which are now communicable with wify & Bluetooth. In residential part it is individual house bungalow 4th Floor. We are also focusing on common building, residential flats and IT parks. The market will be more of the residential side. Once the campaign is over we will decide that whether we will continue again or not”. About the partners he stated’ in Nepal we have 2 partners and in Bhutan we have 1 partners. Bhutan is a concentrated place we have a local presence there. We have become a market leader in the retail level in the coming future we want to have 1000 partners from West Bengal.”

Buildings, both residential and commercial- are currently responsible for more than 40% of global energy and one third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Through its green range of products, the company seeks to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings which can play a key role in mitigating climate change in India. “About participating in the exhibitions he stated” we have participated in Allegram which is one of the biggest exhibitions and also in other exhibition“.

There are products and those are LIVIA, ZENCOLO and Opale. About the product manufacturing Mr.Jha opined” all our factories are global. Products are manufactured and goes to Europe. In Kolkata it is manufactured in Saltlake. We have factories in Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, Baroda.  Each factory produces a single device and those are   vaccumer, transformer, medium voltage, switch gears”.

 
 
 
Miss Commonwealth Asia Pacific SHWETA RAJ at INIFD Kolkata Lindsay Street for styling & Personality Grooming Session.
 

Miss Commonwealth Asia Pacific SHWETA RAJ was at INIFD Kolkata Lindsay Street conducted an exclusive session on styling & Personality Grooming Session for INIFD designers.

Shweta Raj- power house of a wemen she is indeed a combination of beauty & brain , belongs to the city of the Peshwas- Pune. She demonstrates the virtue & qualities of someone who is a worthy ambassador of Miss Commonwealth. Brand spread over 11 countries. INIFD with Legacy of 23 years over half a million  passouts.25,000 students every year , national & international collaborations, providing the  nations common man a new perspective & career in fashion & design, INIFD is all across the world. INIFD students can now  upgrade their skills  at UK & U.S.A. After the huge success in London, New York, Los Angles, Toronto ,Singapore, Indonesia, Bangladesh, INIFD is the  world’s largest Global network. The gorgeous beauty charmed the INIFD designers with her  bewitching style throughout her  session on styling & Personality Grooming & she  also upgraded them  with the latest  trends & styles. She also  shared her  expertise & experiences with them.

Miss Commonwealth Asia Pacific SHWETA RAJ stated she is delighted to interact with the proud INIFD Diary & congratulated INIFD for making India proud  by taking design education from India  to the entire world. INIFD design students have now travelled the globe from Lakhme Fashion Week in India to Fashion Week in London”.

INIFD is now Level Next Year for Gen Next INIFD design  students have now  travelled the globe from Lakhme Fashion Week in India to Fashion Week in London. INIFD student  designers showcased their collections on ramp at FASHION SCOUT during London Fashion Week for the 2 consecutive seasons with other  top International Designers at world  level event in London. After the huge success at FASHION SCOUT during London FASHION WEEK- SS17 & AW18, INIFD student designers are all  set to rock    the ramp once again in September 2017 at FASHION SCOUT during LONDON FASHION WEEK-SS18 for 3rd season consecutively.
INIFD revolutionaries the entire field of design Education in country, keeping in sync with today’s rapidly changing world. A world class education facility, indigenous curriculum blending theory with practical experience, industry interface & showcase, helps INIFD to stay leagues ahead in fashion & design education. INIFD aims to take education in fashion to design to the common man in India. It prepares students  for professional excellence in design, fashion & business by providing the premier educational experience that fosters creativity , career focus & a global perspective & the spirit to take the Design Education worldwide is unstoppable & unshakable.
The interactive session had some great motivational thoughts from the young  lady Shweta Raj.”It is very important to have a vision a sense of driven empowerment towards your profession & to be passionate about your dreams. Make a difference, question your parents, exchange ideas with your peers & talk about your queries with your mentors. She believes that it is very important to develop your own personality, your style & that’s what makes you different from the rest. Pursue your goals & leave everlasting  impressions where ever you go. It was indeed as excellent opportunity for the students to interact with the dazzling your beauty. She wished the students all the best in their career ahead.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Name of the Flim: - Champ
Producer: - Dipak Adhikari(Dev).
Director: - Raj Chakroborty
Starcasts: - Dev, Rukmini Maitra, Chiranjeet Chakroborty, Laboni Sarkar, Priyanka , Kamaleshwar Mukherjee.
Genre: - Romance, Action, Drama.
Rating: - *******

 
The movie Champ around the story of a guy Shivaji Sanyal (Dev) who belongs to a poverty stricken family but one day a pair of gloves changes his whole life. He was engrossed in boxing but there was no perfect guidance or training. But coach Buroda (Chiranjeet Chakroborty) came to his village Purulia & he noticed the spark within him during a fighting. After convincing his mother he brought him in Kolkata for the training. Buroda has a sister Swati (Priyanka Sarkar) who dreams to become a heroine in tollywood flim industry but actually she is the care taker of the heroines. But with time he wins the matches like Asia Pacific & in the meanwhile he meets Jaya (Rukmini Maitra) the daughter of a rich man .She plays the love interest of Shivaji as well as his wife who is very supportive & always makes him concentrate on his boxing rather than ad shoots.

But the turning point comes during a match he got severely injured & doctors left all the hope & predicted that for the whole life he will not be able to do boxing any more. Priyanka Sarkar as an ambitious girl and unable to express her emotions to him is natural as always. Laboni Sarkar as a mother figure of Shibaji is always an affectionate & caring mother. Chiranjeet as a trainer and mentor has given a commendable performance. Rukmini Maitra as a debutant heroine is good & she has done full justice to the character. Shantanu, as (Kamaleshwar Mukherjee) a sports journalist has given an incredible job of portraying the skin & color of a journalist and also the hypocrisy which is prevailing in the field of journalism. Here Shivaji (Dev) as a boxer who has always that killer instinct to win every match but it is not about only winning matches but winning in the race of life like Shivaji , the warrior who has made India by winning different wars. In one word he is just outstanding as far as his expression of an innocent boy of his mother as well as an aggressive boxer, a loving and caring husband. The music of this flim is also good. Raj Chakroborty has directed the movie. The mastermind behind the concept & producer of this movie is Dev.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
Journal of the American college of Cardiology accepts Nano-Crush- A new frontier in stenting methodology by Doctors at Fortis Hospital, Anandapur.
 
Fortis Hospital, Anandapur ‘Nano Crush’- a breakthrough technique for stenting of branching arteries is developed by a team of doctors at Fortis Hospital, Anandapur in Kolkata that has redefined the frontier of stenting methods in interventional cardiology . the technique has also been accepted at the prestigious European Bifurcation society meet held in Rotterdam recently. The team is led by Dr.Shuvanan Roy, Chief of Cardiology & his team , comprising Dr.Prithwiraj Bhattacharya , Dr.Priyam Mukherjee, Dr.Siddhartha Bandopadhya & Dr.Suman Karmakar.

The treatment of stenosis abnormal narrowing at the branching points of arteries is a major challenging for Interventional cardiologists. Stents placed at such points often compromise one of the branches. The “Nano Crush technique is reportedly an easy & effective method of stenting the branching arteries as it does not affect blood flow in any of the branches & offers a long time solution. Explaining what led to the innovation, Dr.Shuvanan Ray stated ‘ the classical crush stenting technique is time consuming, difficult technically demanding & at times leads to incomplete revascularization. This triggered the thought of developing a new & effective technique with lesser adverse events”. The Nano Crush technique ensures minimal protrusion of Side Branch Stent as well as complete cover of the SB Ostium which can be performed by an interventional cardiologist with ease. The technique has shown promising results when tested on a sample size of 70 patients.

The clinical outcome for MACE ( Major Adverse Cardiac Events) was recorded in less than 5%. Dr.Ray added “ going by the impressive outcome , the Nano Crush method may be applied widely among patients with stenosis at branching points of arteries. This technique ensures minimal metal bad with immediate & long term results. It is an improvement over 2 stent technique of bifurcation which is difficult & cannot be performed in all patients”.

Mr.Samir Singh, Zonal Director, Fortis health care stated “ the new & unique technique developed at our hospital under Dr.Shuvanan Ray & his team will help clinicians globally. Our clinicians continue to innovate techniques that are universally recognized for enhanced clinical results & consequent better patient care. We are honored & proud for the international recognition bestowed on this innovative technique of stenting”.
Text By Nabanita Sengupta.
 
First high Defination Store launched in Kolkata by Central.
 
Future Group today launched its first even next generation at new Town in Rajarhat that promises to change the fashion benchmark of Kolkata. Central offers world class designs, with over 500 brands displayed in high definition & latest trends making this one-stop destination for shoppers who likes to make a statement every time they walk out of their house. Spread over a sprawling 60,000 sq.feet to 2, 30,000 sq.feet area. Central aims to attract the style savvy individuals from the city. With world class services & a boutiquet of high fashion brands to shop from under one roof, the Next generation .central will take the shoppers, buying experience to the new level.

With state of the art décor, minimalistic fixtures & an aspirational fashion boutique feel, the next generation Central vows to provide a delightful shopping experience to its customer’s right from the time they enter the store to the billing & cash counters. The space has subtle displays that complaints the store design & aesthetics. The store is designed & specialized to offer an enhanced & a more customized service to shoppers as per international standards.

The New Generation Central will showcase a premium mix of natural & international brands in various categories like Men’s & Ladies Formal Wear, casual Wear, Ethnic Wear Cosmetics, Fragmences, hand bags, Watches, Men’s & ladies Footwear, Toys, Kids apparel, Lingerie & more. From brands like Tomy Hilfinger, Guess, Gucci to acclaimed designer names like Michealkors, Giorgio Armani, Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Rober to Cavalli, Versace, Doke & Gabbana, central will serve as the one stop for the fashion conscious customers of the capital.

Mr.Kishore Biyani, Group CEO, Future Group said “Kolkata was the first city with which we started Future Group. It is a proud moment for us to bring Central High Defination to the city for the first time. We have always believed in staying ahead of the curve & understanding the need of our ever evolving customer. The amalgamation of world class brands with experiential design at the store provides customers with a global experience while keeping in mind Indian sensitivities. Central defines the best of both the world’s in terms of fashion choice, culture & sensitivity”.
 
 
For the fashionistas of Kolkata this Next generation Central is sure to appeal to their evolving tastes & meet the need for high definition fashion, through all seasons & for all ages. Unique offerings that will enhance customer experience. Assisted shopping like valet parking means – to give its customers a comfortable shopping , this next gen store has an exclusive valet parking service. Golf Cart Service means a golf cart for a pick up & drop within Aerocity premise.

Central buddies & ushers at entry – Central buddies at the elevator & ushers at entry shoppers with store navigation & ongoing offers. Fashion stylists means they will help shoppers with expert advice on latest fashion trends.

By appointment :- Shoppers will be able to book an appointment with fashion stylists at stores who will help them revamp their wardrobe. Fashion attendants :- store staff to double, up as fashion attendants for shoppers. Reserved :- Shoppers can now choose a product & reserve it for free, for up to 48 hours if they are not sure about it instantly.
WhatsApp Shopping:- Customers can now send their requirements through a WhatsApp message, get options & have the chosen product delivered to their doorstep.
Lux Billing: - a sit down billing is a unique feature, to ensure comfort to the shoppers.
Complimentary Wifi:- Following the international store trends this Next generation central offers compliment any wifi service to its shoppers. Ambience & store facilities.
Central Aroma :- A district Central aroma will welcome shoppers , at each floor. Mothers room convenience hub for mothers that will give them a private space for nursing & changing diapers along with added amenities like milk bottle heaters & food heaters.
You are special:- various exclusive benefits will be provided to Central Privilege shoppers, senior citizens & expecting mothers.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
GTPL Hathway Limited-Initial Public Offer to open on 21st Wednesday, 2017 and to close on Friday, 23rd June, 2017.
 
GTPL Hathway Limited proposes to open on Wednesday , June, 2017, an initial public offering of equity shares of face value of Rs.10 each (“Equity Shares”) for cash (including a share premium) (the offer’) compromising of a fresh issue of Equity Shares aggregating up to Rs.2,400 million (Fresh issue) and an offer for sale of up to 14,400,000 Equity Shares- compromising up to 1,136,000 Equity shares by Mr.Kanaksinh Rana, up to 5,480,000 Equity shares by Gujarat Digi Com Private Limited , up to 7,200,000 Shares by hathway cable and Datacom Limited and up to 144,000 Equity Shares by Mr.Amit Shah (collectively the “Selling Shareholders”) (“Offer For Sale”). The Bid/Offer will close on Friday, 23rd June, 2017. The price band for the offer is fixed at Rs.167 to Rs.170 per Equity Share Bids can be made for a minimum of 88 Equity Shares thereafter.  
 
The Book Running Lead Managers (“BRLMs”) to the offer are JM Financial Institutional Securities Limited, BNP Paribas, Motilal Oswal investment Advisors Limited and yes Securities(India) Limited. The Company and the Selling Shareholders may, in consultation with the BRLMs, consider participation by Anchor Investors in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009 as amended (“SEBI ICDR Regulations”). The Anchor Investor Bid/offer Period shall be one Working day prior to the Bid/Offer Opening date, i.e, 20th June Tuesday, 2017.

The Equity Shares offered through the RHP are proposed to be listed on BSE Limited (“BSE”) and National stock Exchange of India Limited (“NSE”). The Offer is being made through the Book Building Process in compliance with regulation 26(1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and disclosure requirements Regulations, 2009, as amended (“SEBI ICDR Regulations’), wherein not more than 50% of the Offer shall be allocated on a proportionate basis to qualified institutional buyers (QIBs”). The Company and the Selling Shareholders may, in consultation with the BRLMs, allocate up to 60% of the QIB Portion to Anchor Investors (“Anchor Investor Portion”) on a discretionary basis, out of which at least one-third will be available for allocation to Mutual Funds at or above the Anchor Investor Allocation Price. Such number of Equity Shares representing 5% of the Net QIB Portion (defined here in below) shall be available for allocation on a propionate basis to Mutual Funds only, and the remaining Net QIB Portion shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to all QIBs, including Mutual Funds, subject to valid Bids being received at or above Offer price. Further, not less than 15% of the Offer shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Non-Institutional Investors and not less than 35% of the Offer shall be available for allocation to Retail Individual Investors in accordance in accordance with the SEBI ICDR Regulations, subject to valid Bids being received from them at or above the Offer price. All Investors (except Anchor Investors) shall mandatorily participate in this Offer only through the Application supported by Blocked Amount (“ASBA”) process, and shall provide details of their respective bank accounts in which the Bid amount will be blocked by the Self Certified syndicate Banks (“SCSBs”).
 
Focusing on the recent “Rise in vegetarianism” Wabi Sabi introduces their latest Healthy & Organic Menu.
 
Due to the changing trends, increasing health awareness coupled with rising burden of lifestyle diseases like heart disorders, diabetes and cancer is influencing the Indian palate. Keeping that in mind, Wabi Sabi launched their new Organic and Gluten menu for the people of Kolkata. Renowned chef and food enthusiast Mr.Shaun Kenworthy, Social worker and Founder of New Light Kolkata, Ms.Urmi Basu along with Managing Directors of Wabi Sabi Ms. Saroj Sharma, Ms.Falguni Bhatt and Mr. Sunil Agarwal was also present during the launch activity.

Wabi Sabi is 6 months old. It has become a household name because of its unusual menu. When one enters in this place then one has the feeling of peace. Beauty of this restaurant leads spiritual happiness.

Ms.Saroj Sharma being a follower of healthy and nutritious lifestyle shared her own experiences and on how it has affected her life. Shae said ‘physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. And at Wabi Sabi we have aimed at creating a very healthy approach towards towards life”.

On this occasion, Mr.Shaun Kenworthy shared his views on how important it has become to eat healthy with our fast-paced lifestyle. He shared some of his valuable ideas and tips on how to cook and eat healthy. He wants to introduce healthy foods all along the country. Future is bright for organic foods.
 
 
Ms.Urmi Basu said “ eating healthy is very important for a stress free life, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nowadays, where almost every food is adultered, introduction of organic and gluten free food is a great idea. It is innovative as well as an obligation towards the functioning of a healthy lifestyle”. She also had an interactive session with the youngsters and their parents discussing the importance of organic food on the platter. She also added “ just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy”.

She also stated “ I wake up in the morning what I am going to cook The quality of food & taste of food is directly proportional for the people.. I am a Bengali women born and brought up in Kolkata. I meet people from different places and the moment I talk about vegetarian menu they are like snigger it up.”

The new organic menu at Wabi Sabi included soups like Spicy barley in a cup, Almond De-Lite, starters like Rice cakes wabi style, Rainbow veg pocket and salads like Hung card cucumber bowls and Exotic batabi salad. The main course had dishes like The I’M Perfect Khow suey and Wholesome Veg Bowl, Mock tails like Banana Ashwagandha & Fig Hemoglobin mix, Veggies in a mug, Green Glow have also been incorporated to the menu. The launch was attended by many faces from the city.
Text By Nabanita Sengupta.
 
Bohu Rupi By Roy at Graham’s land, Tollygunge.
 
Well Known designer Roy Abhishek launched his studio Bohurupi on 17th June amidst much fanfare in the presence of a host of celebrities. This is situated Graham’s Land, Tollygunge , the first floor boutique is a cozy & comfortable space where beautiful artifacts, books & jewellery are neatly showcased with Roy’s signature clothes for men & women in linen, cotton, malmal & other mixed handloom fabrics perfect for all seasons. The event was attended by celebrities from both big & small screens like Priyanka Sarkar, kaushani Mukherjee, Bonny Sengupta, Titas Bhowmick, Ravi Shaw, Anindita Bose, Manali Basu, Paromita Chatterjee, Sohini Sarkar, rahul, sourav Das, Abhijit Bhattarcharya, Anindita Roychowdhury, Payel Dey & Singer Ujjaini among others.

Bohurupi- a word that conjures up many things – a magician with many forms , amny faces, many abilities, many surprises is an apt name for a Designer Studio, that has something unique & different for everyone. Roy, who came into public focus a few years back with his fun & happening café. The chaiwala, is now an industry name to reckon with known for his quirky & trendy sensibilities. Roy stated “ the interiors of Bohurupi are made with eco-friendly & recycled materials. Inspired by natural elements of life my clothes are often brightly colored in soft natural fabrics yet very modern & chic look. It is cool, it is affordable, it is casual, it is very Boho. It caters to all age groups & all sizes. I use organic fabrics like linen, cotton, jute, using hand textured prints & book prints’.
 
 
Bohurupi- a word that conjures up many things – a magician with many forms , amny faces, many abilities, many surprises is an apt name for a Designer Studio, that has something unique & different for everyone. Roy, who came into public focus a few years back with his fun & happening café. The chaiwala, is now an industry name to reckon with known for his quirky & trendy sensibilities. Roy stated “ the interiors of Bohurupi are made with eco-friendly & recycled materials. Inspired by natural elements of life my clothes are often brightly colored in soft natural fabrics yet very modern & chic look. It is cool, it is affordable, it is casual, it is very Boho. It caters to all age groups & all sizes. I use organic fabrics like linen, cotton, jute, using hand textured prints & book prints’.

Priyanka Sarkar stated ‘ many congratulations to Roy I love his clothes which are affordable, easy to wear affordable , easy to wear & extremely stylish. This is a rare combination & very difficult to get anywhere else in Kolkata”.

Actress Kaushani Mukherjee was also had praises for Roy “ the day I stepped into this industry, Roy was the one designer I looked up to for all my collaborations. He is my personal favorites”.
 
 
 
Bonny Sengupta remembered the beginning of his association with Roy fondly. He stated “I first met Roy through raj Chakroborty when Iused to assist him. Now we are like family. Roy dresses me for all my occasions & he is my savior for all last minute wardrobe troubles”.

Actress Titas Bhowmick stated ‘ I know Roy for more than three years & we share a lovely friendship . The collection is amazing & the prints are young & fresh”. Bohurupi is aiming to be the next one stop destination for a complete fashion experience where you buy good clothes & came out looking good too”.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
GD Institute for Fertility Research Pvt.Ltd (GDIFR), Kolkata commemorates the 36th Death Anniversary of Dr.Subhash Mukherjee, pioneer of IVF Research in India.
 
GD Instituite for Fertility Research Ltd. (GDIFR) organized a session to commemorate the 36th Death anniversary of Dr.Subhash Mukherjee, the pioneer of the IVF Research in India. Prof.Baidyanath Chakraborty, eminent Gynaecologist and Director, IRM, Dr.Sudharshan Ghosh Dastidar, Director GDIFR, Prof.Subir Dutta, eminent Pathologist and Ex-Dean along with Dr.Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, pioneer in Transvaginal Ultrasonologist.
The programme was followed by the announcement of the “Part-Time Fellowship programme”, a first of its kind initiative by GDIFR, for the students with outstanding performance n the field of In-vitro fertilization (IVF0 studies and research. IVF can be defined as the fertilization of human eggs by spermatozoa in the laboratory and the transfer of the kind initiative by GDIFR, for the students with outstanding performance in the field of In-vitro fertilization (IVF) studies and research.

IVF can be defined as the fertilization of human eggs by spermatozoa in the laboratory and the transfer of the resulting embryo back to the expectant mother’s uterus. The first baby was born out of IVF- Louise Browne in England by Dr.R.G Edwards and Patrick Steptoe in July 1978.

The programme started by discussing the story of developing IVF in India, especially in Kolkata which was one of Herculean struggles, illustrate the breakthroughs in creative science really happen, especially in a country like India and the challenges.
 
 
The challenges are as follows:-
Non-existent infrastructure for IVF related cell culture in India.
Frequent power cuts in 1981-82.
There were almost no literature/publication/journals about human IVF available in Kolkata before computer era.
The most challenging job was to develop a tissue culture which would produce 5% Co2 in air and 95% relative humidity atmosphere before the modern computerized Co2 incubator.
Dr.Sudharshan Ghosh Dastidar stated “criticism is quite welcome but destructive criticism can’t be tolerated. Dr.Mukherjee inspired me to take up infertility reproductive endocrinology related studies. My early experience of using HMG (pergonal) on infertility patients of Dr.Chakroborty & Dr.Mukherjee during 1979-80’s. Dr.Mukherjee was interviewed by the director of CBS news channel in U.S.A. Dr.Mukherjee gracefully declined the interview fees offered by the Director of CBS. As I saw him as a highly emotional & impulsive man I accompanied Dr.Mukherjee to health authorities for his transfer from BSA to Kolkata. To his joy, his transfer to R.G.Kar was granted. Dr.Mukherjee was very upset he was declined a passport renewal to give a guest lecture in Japan on Mammalian IVF. Dr.Mukherjee dream to develop a world class Assisted Reproductive Technology Center. He has declined to offer to move to U.S.A to move to U.S.A & join Dr.B.Saxena for continuing research in reproduction. Dr.Mukherjee has great interest in socio-cultural & sports events. His favorite sports star tennis legend Bijon Bjorg. He has also watched Joy Baba Felunath with me for the second time with me”.

Dr.Baidyanath Chakroborty stated ‘while I was interested in reconstructive surgery like vaginoplasty, hysteroplasty, tuboplasty, phalloplasty etc. Subhas was interested in the diagnosis of endocrinological, developmental & chromosomal disorders based on primary clinical markets. Because in those days MRI, RIA, EIA was unknown. Both of us worked extensively on few developmental genetic & endocrinological.”
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
Live the dream of walking the Red Carpet with Tanishq’s latest high-value collection
 
Have you ever wondered what a celebrity feels like when they wear the most exquisite and magnificent jewellery while shining in the spotlight? The Red Carpet Collection by Tanishq fulfills the dream of those who aspire to walk the Red carpet wherever they go. The elegant “Red Carpet” collection was launched in Kolkata by Ms.Rajeshwari Srinivasan- Associate vice president & Regional Business head (East)- Titan Company Ltd, Ms.Deepika Tewari- General manager- Marketing, Jewellery division, Titan Company Limited and Mr.Anirban Banerjee- Regional business manager-Tanishq East 1. Ms.Queeta Rawat- Design Manager, Tanishq and Millennium Mam’s who were thrilled to showcase the collection.

This collection is the epitome of magnificence, grandeur and opulence for the choicest few. Inspired by the women of today, these undoubtedly lavish jewellery pieces combine the vivacity and flair of Indian fashion with a more classic, tailored aesthetic that women everywhere can flaunt. The collection is available at select stores in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and is priced from Rs.5 lakh onwards. Customers from across the country also have an opportunity to custom – make these precious pieces of jewellery and can walk into their nearest Tanishq store to know more.
 
 
Ms.Deepika Tewari-General Manager-Marketing, Jewellery Division, Titan Company Limited stated “Tanishq truly understands the modern Indian woman and crafts gorgeous jewellery in line with her discerning and unique taste. The Red Carpet collection comprises of exquisitely handcrafted jewellery pieces that is marked by an intense burst of sensual colours of gemstones that is offset by the sheer brilliance of diamonds. This limited edition collection fuses elegance with iconic designs, which will truly enable any woman to live the “red carpet moment” of her dreams. With this collection, Tanishq enhances its existing diamond jewellery portfolio”.

She also stated “this collection is inspired from Cannes, Oscars but the the matter is conceptualized keeping Indian sensibility in mind. The accessories are inspired by waterfalls, tassels and Cascadian jewellery trends. There are 1500 pieces and the designs are not repeated. These jewelleries are perfect for reception, during ferras in the marriages “.

Adorn the exclusive range of opulent designs from Red Carpet Collection by Tanishq which includes necklaces, earrings, finger rings and bracelets. This distinct collection is dedicated to the woman who is stylish, independent, progressive, and seeks differentiation that enables her to stand a class apart. This classic range of jewellery exhibits the essence of elegance and captures an aura of sophistication. The Red carpet collection is meant for the women of singular taste in fine jewellery.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
Celebration of Dragon festival.
 
Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional Chinese festival to commemorate Qu Yuan, a patriot as well as a poet & high level official in the chu state in ancient c, who drowned himself after his home state was conquered by another . It is observed with dragon boat races & Zongzi (wrapped pyramids of rice), as the legend goes that the people drove dragon boats to look for Qu Yuan & put the Zongzi into the river so that the fish would not eat Qu Yuan’s body. It is observed in over 80 countries in the world today. The program was addressed by Consul general ma madam Maria Fernandes, Vice Chairperson of West Bengal Minorities Commission. This event took place at Calcutta Boating & Hotel Resort (P) Ltd.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
Iftaar get Together at Sanjha Chulha.
 
Renowned restaurant chain of Kolkata Sanjha Chulha hosted an iftaar Get Together at its Southern avenue outlet on 14th June from 6pm to to 8pm to mark the auspicious month of Ramadan. With their constant determination to put together a plate that is an experience like never before, Sanjha Chulha is offering a whole range of delicacies from the Awadhi cuisine through its specially curated “Ramadan Festival menu available in Eid 2017 at their CIT Road outlet.”
 
 
The menu for the Iftar Get Together comprised favorites like Falooda, Khejur , Mango, Watermelon, Orange, Fried Chicken, Paneer Pulao, Chana, Seekh Kabab, Fish 65, Paneer Pakora, Russian Salad, Hyderabadi Chicken Biriyani, Hyderabadi Veg Biryani, Haleem, Keema Mutter, Veg Kachuri & Shahi Tukda among other items. Asif Ahmed, Owner SanjhaChulha chain of restaurants says “Ramadan is that time of the year when people are fasting all through the day. At sun down, when they break their fast they are always looking for something special- Mutton Haleem being the most popular dish. The entire Ramadan menu has been created keeping in mind the preference during this time of the year.”  
 
A great amount of effort has gone in to carefully curate a menu benefiting the city of food lovers . The restaurant has chosen lip smacking options like chicken 65, Fried chicken, Chicken Boti Kebab, Mutton Pasinda, Mutton Haleem, Shahi Tukda for all Sanjha Chulha fans.
Text By Nabanita Sengupta.
 
SastaSundar.com Introduces Health buddy Granny’s herb’s Potli.
 
India’s leading digital network of healthcare, Sasta Sundar.com announced the bunch of their new product range, health buddy granny’s Herbs Potli. An authentic collection of genuine herbs in their from the exclusive Potli range is the true gift of nature to man kind. Minimally processed & hygienically packed in a handcrafted bag, the unique mix of pure & natural herbs in their dehydrated forms, are believed to have health rejuvenation attributes. “Ancient Ayurveda has taught us the extensive use of minimally processed herbs to retain the maximum of benefits. Ayurvedic doctor Vaidya, pioneered the self-prepared instant herbal doses like Kadha which had excellent medicinal properties. Nowadays people hardly have any access to genuine & unadulterated herbs. We are launching this extraordinary & highly beneficial herbs Potli Range for people to enjoy’ said Mr.BL Mittal, Founder & executive Chairman, Sasta Sundar.com. He adds, “Healthbuddy granny’s Herbs Potli-True Gift of Nature, is a unique range of genuine verbs in their original form. Through these products, we have tried to address various health issues which people face in their daily lives. These are completely toxin free & pocket friendly”.
 
The product range includes Health buddy Granny’s organic Himalayan Tulsi Patli (an effective immunity enhancer) which helps in cough, common cold, mild fever. It aids indigestion & acne management as well) health buddy Granny’s diabetic benefit Herbal Spice Mix Potli (aids in blood glucose regulation by increasing insulin level & managing oxidative stress), Health buddy granny’s Cough & cold Kadha Patli (reduces chest congestion & cough & common cold symptoms), Health buddy Granny’s Herbal Constipation Relief Patli ( a bowel regulator that is completely herbal & devoid of chemicals or preservatives). Healthbuddy Granny’s Anti Sore Throat Patli (helps in reducing throat inflammation & infection) & Health buddy Granny’s Mouth wash Potli (prevents bad breath & gum problems, relieves from tooth ache & cleanses out oral bacteria, rock salt prevents tooth decay.

In this segment, SastaSundar.Com had also introduced some Damiana based products. A small shrub which has aromatic leaves, Damiana is found on dry, sunny, rocky thern Californea, Mexico & Central America. Since the time of Mayan civilization Damiana herbs have been famous for treating headache depression, stomach ailments & constipation.
 
 
It is also helpful in quitting smoking & alcohol. Damiana not only calms the nerves & induces sound sleep but also is used as a mild tranquilizer in Europe . Prevention & treatment of sexual problems boostings & maintaining mental & physical stamina count among the specialty of the also aphrodisiac Damiana leaves.

In this segment, SastaSundar.Com had also introduced some Damiana based products. A small shrub which has aromatic leaves, Damiana is found on dry, sunny, rocky thern Californea, Mexico & Central America. Since the time of Mayan civilization Damiana herbs have been famous for treating headache depression, stomach ailments & constipation. It is also helpful in quitting smoking & alcohol. Damiana not only calms the nerves & induces sound sleep but also is used as a mild tranquilizer in Europe . Prevention & treatment of sexual problems boostings & maintaining mental & physical stamina count among the specialty of the also aphrodisiac Damiana leaves.

‘Health Buddy Granny’s Damiana Herbs Potli, with dehydrated Damiana & other natural herbs in their original form is a unique product launched in India by sastaSundar.com. It is believed to have numerous rejuvenating functions for the good health & wellness of all ‘added Mr. Mittal.

Damiana Sound Sleep Potli helps to prevent stress & anxiety , Damiana Sexual Wellness Potli helps to modulate the function of sex hormones & helps in erectile dysfunctioning by increasing by increasing the blood flow in the genital area, Damiana kick quit Potli detoxifies the body & has nerve stimulating properties which helps people quit alcohol. Damiana stress Buster Potli has mood elevating properties & helps to prevent stress & anxiety Damiana Sexual Wellness Potli helps in erectile dysfunctioning by increasing the blood flow in the genital area, Damiana Kick quit alcohol Potli detoxifies the body & has nerve stimulating a property which helps people quit alcohol. Damiana stress Buster Potli has mood elevating properties & helps to enhance the body’s response to stress Damiana Kick Quit Smoking Potli reduces the damage caused by smoking.

Health buddy granny’s Herbal patli products are priced between an affordable range of Rs. 136-/- to Rs.191-/- & will be available exclusively at www.sastasundar.com. One can also order these products through the Sastasundar mobile app.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
Fortis Hospital, Anandapur hosts Summer Camp for children & Adolescents to shape up Their Mind.
 
Fortis Hospital, Anandapur, organized a summer camp for the children & adolescents as apart of their personality development initiative through an art based therapy programme . It was conducted by Dr.Sanjay Garg, Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Anandapur children at the age group of 8 to 14 years took part in the camp for four hours. Throughout the four hours the day was full of activity with games, mind games, art & craft, dance, music etc. This is the high risk time for the children as many of cannot understand how to deal with the changes both from inside & outside. Through the co-operation & communication many problem can be solved & this initiative was to make them speak out about their own problems. It also helps to encourage their creativity.
 
‘This excitement filled Art based therapy camp helped the children to explore their strength ideas, communication styles & enhance confidence. Expressive art based camp is recognized world wide as one of the most important forms of enhancing life skills in children & adolescents “as stated by Dr.Garg. He also said “ we are happy for conducting this kind of initiative . Employees are well as their families are always important for important for us & children are the most important part of a family. Through this program we are trying to address the mental & health issues of the youngers. If anyone has a mental crisis issue it can be helpful for them also” as stated by Dr.Ira Dutta, Consultant psychiatrists, Fortis Hospital, Anandapur. ”We are happy for conducting this kind of initiative. Employees as well as their families are always important for us & children are the most important part of a family. Through this program we are trying to address the mental & health issues of the youngers. If anyone has a mental crisis issue it can be helpful for them also “ as stated by Dr.Ira Dutta, Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Anandapur.  
 
Younger adolescents may be particularly vulnerable when their capacities are still developing & they are Beginning to move outside the confines of their families. The changes in adolescents but also over the life-course. The unique nature & importance of adolescents mandates explicit & specific attention in health consequence not only in adolescents but also over the life-course. The unique nature & importance of adolescents mandates explicit & specific attention in health policy & programmes.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
Rotary Innovation Festival.
 
Rotary club of Calcutta South west in association with Indian Chamber of Commerce & Birla Industrial & Technological Museum organized a competition “rotary innovation Festival”. This was a platform for the young minds to show their innovation.
 
Youth had been a part of Rotary since ages. The Interact is the school wing & the Rotaract is the college wing & the Rotary International have very recently introduced a 5th avenue of service called Youth Service. The objective of this avenue is to take up projects involving the youth. Such completion would also help the students to understand the practical application of their knowledge in the field of science & encourage the young talents to start innovating from the very young age. This completion intends to create a platform to recognize the Innovative projects , since most of these talents gets lost as they are not recognized & nurtured. Indian chamber of Commerce played a lead role in creating a bridge between the participants & industry representatives to witness the innovation & evaluate the commercial relevance. In this years event eleven teams from school category & nine teams from the college & others category are participating in the event.  
 
The students are participating in the event from Partha Bhavan, Modern English Academy, Maharshi Vidya Mandir, Birla High School, DPS New Town, Kendriya Vidyalaya , Nava Nalanda School, Naraya School, Ram Mohan Mission School, Mahadevi Birla World Academy, St.Xaviers College, Kolkata, MCKV.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
Health products launched by Purushottam Ayurved based on Anukul Thakur’s formula.
 
Purushottam Ayurved formally unveiled a series of pharma products that have been created out of the basic formulae left by the renowned homeopath and Godman Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra. The Ayurved division is registered under Ankul Chandra Satsang Mission Sadhanpath. Mr.Bibhas Adhikari, the founder and owner of Purusottam Ayurved stated “we provide our members the best Ayurved products that are bankable developed with thorough R&D and envisioned at giving an opportunity for a best living.” “Our vision is to meet people’s need and be a peoples brand operating in this country with the aim to spread globally, he added.

The products included a. Multipurpose antiseptic cream are helpful for Antiseptic, Fungicidal, healing wounds, ulcers, burns, face cream. b. Herbal toothpaste are helpful for stronger, shiny & healthy teeth, stops bad breath, tooth pain, Gingivitis, spongy & bleeding gums. c. Safe herbal uterine care includes Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, inflammation in uterus, polymenorrhea & cervix, relieves back ache & pelvic region pain, serves as uterine tonic & general debility. d. Bathing bars are embedded with sandal wood oil & kesar extract which acts as a mild scrubber that gives one a fresh& radiant skin. Natural aloe vera & saffron soap is a combination of herbs with the richness of a fine soap, to give the skin a soft & supple feel. It contains extracts of aloe vera & saffron, which has been used in ayurveda for healthy & radiant skin texture. e. Cough syrup makes one relief from cold & cough. f. Health supplement rejuvenates the entire body, resisting diseases & improving the metabolism of the country. g. Liver Syrup prevents people from jaundice, viral hepatitis, toxic hepatitis, loss of appetite, indigestion. h. Diabetic capsules stimulates and tones up the pancreas to produce more insulin, diabetes mellitus, polyurea and helps in general weakness caused in diabetes. i. Fat burning capsules helps in anti ademaious and having body kathar and vathar proprieties which reduces excess water and fat from the body. j. Anti heart blocking capsules is a tonic which aids proper circulation in the body.
 
Mr.Suprakash Adhikari, Secretary, Thakur Anukul Chandra Satsung Mission Sadhanpith, actors Arjun Chakroborty, Amrita Chatterjee and Yogguru Ramnish Vatsa. He has contributed for years in the exploration of divine wisdom of yog across the world. He has also worked as a leader in strengthening families, work places and communities through excellence in the field of Yog.

Mr.Abhishek Bhakat. General Manager of this organization stated “Anukul Thakur’s philosophy is different from others. He has also made different medicines by using his own formula and those medicines are helpful for human body. We are not here with business perspective nor are we in a frame of mind to compete with any other Ayurvedic company. There are different medicines like liver tonic, liver capsules, toothpaste, health supplement, food supplement.
 
 
Mr. Ramnish Vatsa stated “ Yoga is the way of life. It is not the ancient need. We are having so many extracts in our life. Our motive is to grow our self. People are suffering from lot of problems like physical, mental, emotional. People are having headache so they are taking medicines and the resistance is lost as a result. People are taking headache as a problem. It is possible to eradicate it through yoga “.

Actor Arjun Chakroborty who acted in films stated “fitness is the way of life. I would like to take it further in future”. Amrita stated “as organic foods are in fashion but the side effects different medicines have which ayurvedic medicines don’t have. This initiative will be a great help for all of us”.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
Suthol Pathikrit 2017 :- A Salute to the Leaders for their Exemplary contribution towards a Better Society.
 
The second edition of Suthol Pathikrit Samman was held at Nazrul Mancha. The ceremony The ceremony was attended by swami Biwatmananda, General Secretary of Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Dr.Prasanta Banerjee , Renowned Homeopath along with Alokananda Ray, Renowned Danseuse and Social Reformer, Moloya Goswami, award Winning Actress from Assam and Anindya Chatterjee Singer, Writer, Actor and Director who came together to honor the three Pathikritis –Kamal Chakroborty Founder of Bhalophar a Society for Cultural, Ecological and Rural Development , Snehlata Hooda know as “Gaurav Ma” Founder of Gaurav Niketan in Gurgaon, a School for underprivileged children and late Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya Co- founder of band Dohar.

Suthol Pathikrit Samman was instituted by The Boroline people in 2015, to honour and express their collective gratitude to the Pathikritis- the men and women who with their spirit of leadership and empathy are constantly working to help the helpless. Each of them is a passionate leader in their own area of work. These leaders have dedicated their entire lives towards the betterment of our society . This year the Pathikrit Samman were bestowed upon Kamal Chakroborty, who was felicitated for his work of afforestation and tribal education in Purulia. Snehlata Hooda was honored for her pioneering work in the education of street children of Gurgaon for the last 10 years. Late Kalika Prasad was honored with the Prathikrit for his passionate work to bring the unknown folk artists and musicians of Bengal into the limelight. Singer Lopamudra Mitra, Music composer Joy Sarkar and Rajeeb Das of Dohar recounted stories about Lt.Kalika Prasad, the man, who never let the trappings of fame extinguish his passion for music and love for his fellow musicians, especially those from the rural areas.

The evening witnessed the launch of the theme song of the Suthol Pathikrit Samman by singer Lopamudra Mitra and composers and Joy Sarkar and Anindya Chatterjee. This was followed by a mesmerizing performance by Bangladeshi band ‘Joler Gaan”. The program was attended by crème de la crème of the society. Hundreads of general audience had thronged Nazrul Mancha to witness Bhalor Utsab- the Festival of Good.

Mr.Debashis Dutta, Managing Director, Boroline’s said “ in a society where we hear more about negative incidents, most of us are eagerly waiting to hear positive stories. The news about Pathikrits and their good work will inspire us all to contribute towards a better society in our own small ways. People have come from Delhi, Kochin, Murshidabad, New Jalpiguri, Siliguri and also some of their relatives have collected the invitation cards from the office. Every body has assembled here for a celebration. We want to start it like a movement. For this celebration we want to find Pathikrit.”
 
 
Mr.Anindyo Chatterjee, Director of Open To Bioscope stated “ People who have made a mark not only in their respective fields but in the society also they have reached to a different level. The satirical fact is that in today’s world there are celebration of evil than an holy work. Many people who do different kinds of social work silently but they should all come forward as a burning example for the coming generations. This people have showed a new path for the people.”
Dilip Maharaj stated” if more and more good works will be done in the society then the evil works are bound to disappear because good and evil can’t stay together. According to Shastra it is said that our eyes should observe good things not bad or evil things. That person will be successful who will start his/her journey from the lower level and with the passage of time he/she will come to higher level.”

Dr.Prasanto Bannerjee stated “I have got the inspiration to run a free clinic from my father Late Dr.Paresh Bannerjee who used to see 2000 patients . Then my grandfather and elder brother discovered a homeopathic medicine and due to that people will be free from disease like migraine. At present my son is doing the work and then my granddaughter will do it in future. In 1960 when I started my profession I decided that in the morning I will take fees from my patients and in the night I will serve them free of cost. I have seen patients serving them free of cost for 34 years in the night time.”
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
Bandhan –Konnagar empowers 17 lakh families in 17 years.
 
Bandhan –Konnagar , a not –for-profit organization which has been working in the fields of education, health and women empowerment , celebrated “ Development Day” on completion of 17 years of its existence. Sine 2001, the organization has transformed the lives of 1.7 million families spreading across 11 states of India- West Bengal , Odisha, Bihar, Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana , Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. So far, its various development programmes have benefited at least 8.5 million people. The organization has 735 branches spread across 10,356 villages, its 21,00 employees are actively involved in welfare of the poor as well in the field of education, health and women empowerment.

The Development day event was graced by Mr. Bruce Bucknell, Honorable British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata and Shri.Jawahar Sircar, IAS & Ex CEO of Prasar Bharati.

Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Founder & Mentor, Bandhan –Konnagar stated “ I am proud to share with you in past 17 years we have touched lives of around 17 lakh families, in 11 Indian states. The journey of 17 years is dotted with many milestones and a few setbacks. Setbacks motivated us, and success gave us inspiration. Serving the underprivileged is an integral part of our plans to achieve inclusive growth”.

Bandhan –Konnagar is registered under the West Bengal Societies Act, 1961. The main objective of the organization is to empower poor people and alleviate poverty. To achieve that, it offers a suite of development programmes in the fields of education, health, livelihood promotion, skill development and financial literacy. The organization constantly strives to widen its scope of services and minimize areas of income leakage in poor families.

Bandhan ‘s non-formal primary schools encourage a diverse age group of underprivileged children to begin and sustain academics in a congenial environment. It has adopted a unique, low cost, innovative model to ensure that the underprivileged children receive quality education. The programme also aims at ensuring 100% attendance of students enrolled in these schools and reduce their dependence on private tutors.

There is also Bandhan health programme. Health is an important economic asset since the livelihood of the poor mainly draws on physical labor. Poverty and a low-level of education lead to poor health conditions. Lack of awareness, coupled with limited access to health services and paucity of resources, expose the poor to various health issues such as infectious diseases, mal-nutrition and maternal and child deaths. The primary objective of this initiative is to create awareness about health-related issues. Underprivileged women with leadership qualities are selected to act as volunteers to spread awareness under the guidance of trained healthcare staff.
 
 
Employment generation continues to be daunting task for the policy makers. The programme was launched to develop a skilled workforce from among youths hailing from economically weaker sections of the society relevant to emerging employment needs. Bandhan-Konnagar has set up 11 vocational training centers to offer training through experienced faculty in different domains. After adequate training, these youngsters either set up own enterprises or find themselves appropriate employment.

This is a grants-based programme, tailor-made for the poorest of the poor families to lift their socio-economic strata. The poorest of the poor are identified through a participatory rural appraisal exercise. After selecting enterprises for the beneficiaries, enterprise training takes place and this is followed by assets transfer. These assets generate income for the poor who typically migrate to the mainstream society after 24 months. Thereafter, they have the choice and scope to start accessing loan facilities from local institutions.

The organization believes that assisting women has multiplier effect in transforming the society. The bank started with 50 ATMs, and 501 branches. At present this organization has 840 branches. There were also panel discussions where Dr. Abhirup Sarkar, Chairman – WBIDFC & Professor of Indian Statistical Instituite, Mr.A.K. Roy Burman, Chief General Manager, Nabard & Dr.Arup Roy Choudhury, Chief Commissioner West Bengal Right to Public Service Commission. The panel was moderated by Mr. Tamal Bandyopadhyay, eminent journalist.

Dr.Abhirup Sarkar stated “inclusive growth is a topic but there is no action agenda. Few key numbers are important for inclusive growth. In 2016 India’s rank was 131 in Human Developemnt index. As far as Gender Development Index is concerned we are behind Bangladesh. As far as Multidimensional index we are behind Bangladesh. Since 2011 India has been growing as one of the jobless country .Inequality has been rising. Job security is there in the neighboring countries like China, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. There has been little inclusion of the poor. If one look at the standard trajectory of economic development ,tertiary sector, manufacturing development .We are jumping from tertiary sector. Manufacturing is something that we have been forced to skip. We cannot forget – that through manufacturing most of the employment is generated skilled as well as unskilled. People who know computer i.e, IT sector as grown. Through manufacturing industry employment in India has been generated in India from 11 to 12% but the more surprising thing one can divide non-registered & registered manufacturing.”

Dr. Arup Roy Choudhury stated “ I believe Inclusive growth segments of the society who are below poverty line and they will never grow unless one bring entrepreneurship As far as the power surplus is concerned the per capita consumption units which is less than 1,000 units. As far as United States is concerned 13,000units, United Kingdom is 14,000 units, China it is 3,000 units.”

Mr.Burman stated “ if we are talking about the farmers as they are responsible to cultivate wheat. There should be proper training and it should be market oriented. The amount of pesticides is so high that it is matter of doubt how far the quality of foods are good for us. Farming is a continuous process of learning so that the health of the people of the nation should be taken care off.”
Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
How to understand your pet’s mood?
 
No, it is simply not just talking to animals. It is much more than that . It is a journey of discovering ways to restore a deep relationship with all non human animals. Human and animal communication creates a resourceful bridge between human and non-human animals. By connecting with our inner intuitions, we are able to engage in meaningful dialogue exchange and we remember how to hear the messages from the ones with whom we share in our lives and our natural environment. By this we can learn to understand about their wilder relatives and instincts honor their truths and opt to live in greater harmony with each other.
 
Animal communicator Kashika roar has been training herself in this art for the last 1 year. Kashika’s role is communication, guidance and mentoring pet parents. She feels that telepathy is the universal language , and her role as a professional animal communicator and animal communication teacher is to help break the misconceptions about it. It is nothing “paranormal” but a normal way of life. It is simply transforming information from the animal to the pet parent nothing is “psychic” in it.

I am an animal communicator. I talk to animals with telepathy and convert it into human language and tell it to their human. I could always sense something is wrong with the animal just by seeing it from a distance or usually sick animals come closer they fell good with me. From my childhood days I would hear someone talk on my ears but always doubted something was wrong with me and ignored it. Then I took a course with Maia Kincaid, and Manjuri, and then I understood oh yes the voice I always heard were the animals talking to me. As now as a professional animal communicator I know everything about animals. Their pain their happiness why they don’t want to eat or what they want ‘’as stated by Kashika Arora. There are reasons why pets behave in a different manner like when they vomit, when they are having loose motion ?

Kashika is fluent in the universal language of telepathy, and she is passionate about helping everyone to understand their animal friends and to connect deeply with them. Kashika offers animal communication consultants and mentoring.
Text By Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
Ezone announces Xiaomi smart phones in its Kolkata stores.
 
Ezone a lifestyle electronics retail format under the umbrella of India’s largest giant “Future Group “ announces launch of Xiaomi smart phones in its Kolkata stores. This will help enable the leading smart phones company to expand its offline presence in the city. Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4A will be the first smartphones to be sold in all Ezone stores. This association will also help Xiami to further expand its presence in the east region of India within a month.

We are pleased to associate with Xiaomi and this exclusive launch in eastern region gives us immense pleasure. This launch gets us even closer to the customer for their tech purchases in the offline market. We all know technology is dynamic in nature and we need to be constantly evolving to keep up the first choice as a retailer, which is rightly done at Ezone” stated Wasim Ahmed, Deputy General Manger- Electronics Eastern Region, Ezone.

“We have made significant movements in our offline distribution plans for India, especially with our offline partners. We have been taking gradual in this direction and believe our association with Ezone will take us a step further in our plan” stated by Sunil baby, offline sales head- South and East, Xiaomi India.

So far, Ezone has more than 76 active stores & present in more than 23 cities in India and lists a product selection of over 110 Brands on its platform. Starting the year with the launch of Redmi Note 4, Xiami took yet another step to bring the best the smart phones technology to Indian consumers where the smart phone made its world debut in India ahead of all the other markets. Redmi Note 4 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. Sporting a premium metal body with elegant anodized high-gloss aluminum lines and a beautifully symmetric design, the Redmi Note 4 comes with a 12 MP CMOS camera and a 5MP, f/2.0 aperture front facing camera. For increased performance the phone comes with a 4100m Ah high-density battery. Redmi Note 4 became the first smart phone in over 6 years to dethrone Samsung smartphone as the highest shipped smart phone. As per IDC, Redmi Note 4 replaced Samsung Galaxy J2 to become the highest shipped smart phone in Q1 2017 with 1.8 million units sold. It is available at the Ezone stores starting from Rs.11,499.
 
 
In the month of March Xiaomi introduced Redmi 4A , which is made from a single piece of seamless polycarbonate with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and a massive 3120mAh battery. It boasts a 13 MP rear camera to capture sharp and crisp photos and scenic shots, and a 5MP front facing camera with Beautify for great selfies. Redmi 4A will be available at Rs.6499 at Ezone stores.

Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun based on the vision “innovation for everyone”. We believe that high-quality products built with cutting –edge technology should be made accessible to everyone. We create remarkable hardware, software and Internet services for and with the help of our Mi fans. We incorporate their feedback in our product range, which currently includes Mi and Redmi smart phones, Mi TVs and set-top boxes, Mi routers, and Mi ecosystem products including smart home products, wearable and other accessories. With presence in over 30 countries and regions, Xiaomi is expanding its footprint across the world to become a global brand.

Ezone is the number 2 brand in India and market share is 14.2% offline and online.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
First Time in Eastern India Introduction & Successful Implantation of trans aortic valve implantation By Dr.PK Hazra at AMRI Hospital.
 
Human Heart has got four valves. Two are on the right and two on the left. If one of these valves is narrowed then it is called stenosis. Aortic stenosis is the narrowing of left sided aortic valve due to ageing or a birth defect, which results in obstruction of flow from left ventricular chamber to vital organs of our body. Many of our patients suffer from this and ultimately die suddenly due to pump failure. Very elderly people where these valve can be treated by bypass surgery or opening of the chest not been taken up by a cardiac surgeon for high risk of death during open heart surgery because of associated co-existing illness.

Now a day in this high risk group, aortic valve can be treated by a stent which is called TAVI/ TAVR (Tran’s aortic valve Implantation/replacement) just like conventional balloon angioplasty. There is no need for opening the chest or long stay in a hospital. Patients are usually discharged second or third day and they start their normal activity immediately after discharge. Though this stent is a very costly device but it is lifesaving in these in-operable high risk people.
 
In India over last two years about 170 cases has been done so far, but none from Eastern zone of India, till these are done to two such high risk patients of aortic stenosis recently in AMRI Hospital successfully. Dr. PK Hazra, Renowned Cardiologist of the country and pioneer for the first uses of many cardiac devices and treatments in Eastern India has been done these procedures with the Hospital’s Cardiac Team. In the program, Dr.Hazra has explained in detail and demonstrated TAVI. He has said that both of these patients have discharged and demonstrated TAVIi. He has said that both of these patients have discharged on third day and doing extremely well for more than two months. First patient was 86 years female, diabetic, hypertension, frail subject, suffering from heart failure over last three months, admitted in ICU care in the month of February, 2017. After through investigations she was found to be an ideal candidate for a TAVI procedure.  
 
A heart team was formed involving our senior cardiac surgeons to execute this procedure in AMRI Hospital, Dhakuria. After proper training, the procedure was done under local anesthesia whereby patient could avoid a major surgery and expected to live next ten years without any valve related issue.

Second one was 58 years old male who had undergone a bypass mediated open heart surgery for aorta stenosis- two and half years ago in a reputed cardiac hospital in India and came back to us with recurrence of aorta stenosis with severe heart failure and was on chronic dialysis program due to failure of both kidneys. As this candidate is not suitable for redo surgery due to high rate of complications, he also undergone same TAVI procedure by EVOLUTR valve stent under local anesthesia and discharged on third day. Now he is under our follow-up for maintenance dialysis and doing reasonably well.

Story of these two patients opens a new chapter of cardiac intervention in eastern part of India specially focusing AMRI Dhakuria bringing these pioneering treatments to the needy people. For doing the surgery Rs.25 lakhs is the cost. 100 cases have been found in city like Delhi. 179-180 cases have been found in Jaipur, Pune, and Mumbai. Politicians, business magnets used to go outside for treatment before and now also. If those treatments are produced in India then those technologies can be learnt and implemented in India and money can’t be saved. As per the market survey these disease has affected people up to 1 to 3%. By 2020 the growth rate will be 20%.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
AFRA TAFRI celebrates grand Mango Food Festival with renowned food critics of Kolkata Nandan Bagchi and Rakhipurnima Dasgupta.
 
Summer is here and so is the king of fruits- Mango. Afra Tafri is leaving no stone unturned to beat the heat away with super chilled mango drinks, desserts& delicacies with their exclusive mango mania food festival. The month long food festival was announced in presence of renowned food critics of Kolkata Nandan Bagchi and Rakhipurnima Dasgupta along with Mr.Raajiv nathany, MD, Afra Tafri and Abhijit Dev, General manger, Afra Tafri.

With over 20 dishes made exclusively from the majestic mango, the festival offered dainty treats like the Kaundi Mango Salad, the mango Wasabi humuus, Achari Aam Paneer Steak, Mango Chicken Tikka, and Mango Colada Shake amongst the many others was demonstrated by Mohammad Feroz Hussain, Executive Chef which was followed by a special demonstration of exclusive mango mocktails by Subhodeep Chateerjee, Senior bar Executive and Arijit Sarkar, Bar executive of Afra Tafri.

Mr.Raajiv mathany, MD, Afra Tafri stated “ we can’t miss celebrating the love this city has for mangoes. This I sour first food festival, where we have made a varied spread of dishes and we look forward to serving our guests with delicious and exotic food variations of Mango which they can relish. We hope the customers like our innovation with mangoes”.
 
 
The grand Mango festival has started from 15th June and it will continue to 30th June 2017. Different variations of Mango dishes are served on a la carte basis which is priced from Rs.195-Rs.305 plus taxes, from 12.30 pm- 11.30 pm.

The menu has been divided in multiple sections like drinks: Mango Colada Shake- A blended drink flavored with fresh mango, originally transformed from classic colada, mango Mint Lassi- a classic Indian drink additional flavored with raw mango with a hint of fresh green mint, Frozen mango Fiesta- a frozen mango drink perfectly balanced with sweet & sour, with a punch of green mint, make one feel relaxed on this summer, Mango melon smoothie- Fresh mango & orange melon perfectly blend together and served with a spicy ginger flavor, Masala Kairi Slushie- a unripe mango flavor blended drink with a hint of mint perfectly balanced with sweet sour & salt. Appetizers- Kasundi Mango Feta Salad- Ripe Mangoes marinated with chilly and kasundi mustard, served on fresh greens dotted with feta cheese, Mango Wasabi Hummus- (Mango and wasabi flavoured chickpea Hummus, served with Chili lavas crisps tzatziki, coriander quinoa sprout tabbouleh and pomegranate), Achari Aam Paneer Stack (Paneer roundels, marinated in raw mango and pickling spices paste, pan fried and served on Ultatawaparatha with onion lachha, mint and dahi chutney), Crispy Corn Croquettes – (Corn mince flavored with spices, rolled in panko crumbs and fried. Served with Chilly garlic chutney and ripe and mixed lettuce salad, mango Chicken Tikka- Chicken Tikka’s marinated in raw mango paste, cooked in the Tandoor, served with raw mango lachha and green chutney. Desserts : Mango Kulfi, Aam papad Roll, Aam Rs, marinated mangoes , Classic Mango pudding, Mango cheese mousse, Mango Monte Carlo.
 
 
Amway India introduces new variants of Deodorants.
 
Amway India, the country’s leading direct selling FMCG company has rejuvenated its deodorant portfolio by introducing 2 new variants of fragrances. The company has launched one new fragrance under the brand Attitude, targeted at wemen. The price is Rs.270 per 250 ml both dermatologically tested & differ a refreshing fragrance.

Amway India had earlier expanded its Deodorant portfolio by launching 5 fragrances 3 fragrances under Dynamite, targeted at men & 2 fragrances under the brand Attitude targeted at wemen. G.S.Cheema, Sr.Vice President, North & East, Amway India said ‘ the burgeoning Deodorant market is evolving fast with new innovative products. Keeping this in mind we had rejuvenated our deodorant portfolio with 5 new fragrances in 2016 to create excitement amongst youth who lead & enjoy a fast & hectic lifestyle. These new fragrances have been well accepted by the consumers. We are adding two more fragrances now & we aim to refresh the range at frequent intervals “ added G.S.Cheema.

The new Dynamite fragrance for men is christened ‘Air’ while the Attitude fragrance is named “Spell”. The differentiated , youthful & bold packaging , amplified by vibrant mix of colors, design & graphics , reflects the ethos of each of the fragrance. Attitude Spell will cast a spell on others with its fruity & floral notes while the new Dynamite Air draws men with its refreshing citric fragrarance notes.
 
 
APAI presents Eastern India’s largest Education Exhibition in West Bengal
 
After the declaration of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) results Association of professional Academic Institutions, West Bengal (APAI) presented Eastern India’s largest Education Exhibition 2017 in West Bengal, the pre-counseling session for all the self-financing engineering & technology colleges that are AICTE approved, members of APAC & the chief guest was Shri Partho Chatterjee, Hon’ble Minister –In-Charge for presence of Shri Sovandev Chatterjee, Hon’ble Minister-In-Charge for Power & Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt of West Bengal & Shri Bratya Basu, Hon’ble Minister –in-Charge, Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge for It &Electronics.

There were also other eminent guests present like Saikat Maitra, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, MAAKAUT, West Bengal, Dr. Amalendu Basu, Hon’ble Director, Directorate of Technical Education, Government of West Bengal, Shri Malayendu Saha, Hon’ble Chairman of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board & Prof. Ajoy Roy, Director IIEST, Shibpur, Howrah at the function.

The education exhibit commenced from 9th June & will go on till 12th June from 11am to 7 pm at Netaji Indoor Stadium. The education exhibit by APAI is for the betterment of the aspiring students who want to pursue the field of Engineering & technical studies & help them gain perspective by conducting workshops & sessions with the representatives of colleges & universities all in one place. APAI aims to provide education with the touch of innovation that would create leaders of the nation. The exposition is supported by Higher Education Dept, Govt of West Bengal, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal & Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB).
 
All self financing engineering & technology colleges who are the members of APAC have participated in this exposition. The aspiring students & their parents would be given detailed information about the colleges. The exposition also emphasizes the procedure of E-counseling for the admission. Mr.DP Nag, COO, APAI stated “ West Bengal is one of the leaders in the educational field in our country. This is one of the few places in India where affordable education is offered to students by the experts of the Government of West Bengal. Through his fair, APAI wants to counsel & direct students on how they can stay in a familiar environment & still pursue higher education in both conventional & non-conventional subjects”.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
Renault launches New Duster Petrol With CVT.
 
Renault India, one of the country’s fastest growing automobile brands, launched the new Duster petrol ) range with CVT (continuing variable Timing Transmission). The New Duster petrol range which is equipped with the 1.5 LH4K petrol power train companies of superior engineering styling safety & comfort features. Mr.Rafeal Trequen, Vice president- Sales & Marketing – Renualt India & mr.Anil Bagarta Director of KB Motors were present at the launch.

Mr.Rafeal stated “ the New Duster petrol range is equipped with the efficient 1.5 LH4L petrol power train in the manual transmission (MT), & is available in two trim-levels- RXE &RXL, offering at an introductory starting price of 8.88 lakh (ex-Kolkata).

Along with this, the new Duster CVT, equipped with the X-Tronic automatic gearbox in the 1.5 LH4K petrol power train, available in the RXS trim is offered at an introductory price of INR 10.72 lakh (ex-Kolkata). Duster CVT comes with easy selection drive modes- P(Park), R (Reverse), N (Neutral ), D (Drive) & a 6 speed manual mode option”.
 
The special ECO Mode available on the RXLMT & RXLCVT variants helps balance power with fuel economy for better performance, enabling less fuel consumption. The CVT is currently offered with 2WD & a 6-speed manual mode is also offered in the vehicle. The Renault Duser CVT petrol, powered by the new 16 valves 4 cylinder 1.5 litre four-cylinder unit that produces 106 Ps at 5,600 pm & 142 NM of torque at 4,000 rpm. The Duster X-Tronic CVT delivers an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 14.99 kmpl.

Renault created an all new segment in the Indian automobile industry with Duster, which has continued to dominate the Indian roads selling over 1.6 lakh units in India since its launch getting the benchmark for perception. Renault Duster has firmly achieved the status of being a cult product in the Indian automobile industry.
 
 
The Duster is also one of the best selling SUV’s world –wide being marketed in over 100 countries & manufactured in 5 countries. Bookings for the New Duster petrol range in both MT & CVT versions have commenced across dealerships. Booking can be made either at the dealerships or though the Renault DUSTER App, which is downloadable from the Google Playstore.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
Eminent Stars Assembled during the Screening of Ringo Bannerji’s “Messi”.
 
Tollywood actresses like Rituparna Sengupta, Sudipta Chakroborty along with other stars like Aryan Bhowmick, Chaiti Ghoshal, Sumit Samaddhar along with the director Ringo Bannerjee of the flim Messi were present during the screening of the movie. Mr Aryan Bhowmick is playing the role of a boy from North Kolkata. He is called Messy. His main aim was to get into the shoes of the character. He plays football in the streets & is known as messy to other people. He stated ‘the shooting was done in an extensive weather. Rono and Nigel helped me during the shooting. I took help from Mr.Debranjan nag about the acting skills. His help is the highest help. I take suggestions from him. This character is memorable for me. An actor needs to portray different kinds of character. Other than football I love carate & in future I would love to play the role of a carate player”.

Nigel Anthony stated “this is my first debut flim. Mr.Ringo Bannerjee did an ad shoot in 2011. He saw me & gave me the offer to play a role in his movie. ” He is playing as a professional football player for Mohunbagan “Under 19”. He also stated “I enjoyed acting with Rono, Aryan. I also learnt how to face the camera sequences”. He also stated “I enjoyed acting with Rono, Aryan. I also learnt how to face the camera sequences”.

Chaiti Ghoshal stated “ I am playing the role of a women from North Kolkata. I have two sons. This character is different from the typical mother & she can’t be neglected. The audience will also have a spirit of Messi apart from the characters in this movie. The shooting was done in the house of Norht Kolkata. I had a good time with Aryan, Ronno. The memorable scene was with Rono & there is a car sequence as well as hospital sequence. About her upcoming projects she stated “ 22 yards directed by Mitali & Rajat Kapoor was there in the movie. Another movie called 14th August where Debolina, papaya Adhikari, kharaj Mukherjee are there”.

She also said “ I am doing an offbeat hindi drama called Rokto Karobi. Also I am doing a serial called Jamai Raja which will be on aired from 9th June”. About football experience she stated” while I was shooting for a serial called Khona my director was disappointed as I was busy watching the World Cup & not interested in giving the shots”.
 
 
Sumit Samaddhar stated “ I am playing the role of a character is Potu Kumar. Potu is doing a work related to cable network. The character is very humorous. He is a fan of Bercillona. He organizes football tournament in different para. He is a dishonest person. He takes bribe also. But as the story progresses the character faces a crisis. In north Kolkata there is a scarcity of playground. Many boy plays in the road. From here an only young talent like Messy is born.” About the memorable experience he stated “ while I was shooting a device I have to carry in my body which is quite heavy. This kind of characters are very rare. Ringo has completed the shoot in a very tight schedule. He don’t give any kind of pressure to any character. Critical shots are very well shot in this movie.”

He also said “ I was quite disappointed that why Ringo is not offering me a role but after 16 years of long wait I have got a role and for this kind of character I am ready to wait for another 16 years”.

Director Ringo Bannerjee stated” there are rules for para football. Mr.Pradip Churiwal has faith on me. I didn’t want to glamorize the flim. Rupsha is a great actor and has sung well in his movie. Football match was shown for 30 minutes. “ About his other projects he stated “ I am very ambitious about my next project. There will be a global premiere of this movie in 5 countries.”

Rana , a very face for Bengali telecommercial stated “ I am playing the role of Subroto. I have two sons Aryan and Rono. Chaiti is playing the role of my wife. In this movie my occupation is of a football coach and due to some policy and strategy I was expelled from the job of a football coach. He always goes back to his past and thinks that he has given his life to football but what football has reciprocated him. He notices a spirit for football in his younger son. He is a very strong person.”

As per shooting experience is concerned ‘ too much time was not required to understand what Ringo wants as far as the portrayal of the character is concerned. I am very smooth and fine with the character. Chaiti, Sumit are my dear friend and like family to me. Rono and Aryan are very good at acting. We have enjoyed while shooting for this movie”.

As per shooting experience is concerned ‘ too much time was not required to understand what Ringo wants as far as the portrayal of the character is concerned. I am very smooth and fine with the character. Chaiti, Sumit are my dear friend and like family to me. Rono and Aryan are very good at acting. We have enjoyed while shooting for this movie”.

As far as acting is concerned he stated “ I personally feel an actor should do different kinds of characters. At present I am portraying the role of a person in a serial called “Rakhi Bandhan” and the character has grey shade. Its always to tough to do an anti character”.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
SRM University, AP- Amravati Launches new courses.
 
SRM University, AP- Amravati the new upcoming university in the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, has begun working with the Massachusetts Instituite Of Technology (MIT), US for the design & development of the curriculum through the use of MITTx courses . This would include courses such as Calculus , Electromagnetic Theory, Classical Mechanics, Computer Programming & many more SRM is embracing a new method of learning & many more SRM is embracing a new method of learning not before seen in India. Students from across the country to get world class environment at SRM University. These courses will incorporate the concepts of hybrid learning by utilizing both traditional & technologically enabled teaching method. This will aid students in moving from a traditional learning to a hybrid learning approach by utilizing educational technology & stimulating students to question. “We will emphasize practical & application oriented learning via projects & lab courses rather than monologues that are the typical feature of our class rooms. We would like to create a world class environment for our students here at SRM University. AP- Amravati & we want to help them create tomorrow” says Dr.P. Sathyanara Yanan, President of SRM University, AP- Amravati.
 
 
To ensure the effective delivery of these courses, SRM University, AP Amravati’s faculty will participate in annual design campus. Through these campus faculty will learn techniques to blend MITx courses & MIT Open Course Ware (OCW) course material with relevant local with relevant local content into the courses offered. Courses that will be developed will include computer science & programming, calculus, classical mechanics, electricity & magnetism, circuits & electronics etc SRM University, AP-Amravati is current establishing partnerships with other reputed international universities from the US, the UK & Singapore. With support from these international institutions, there will be a significant focus on both pure & applied focus on both pure& applied research in areas of renewable energy, space technology, blue economy, nanotechnologies. “ Developing research led universities is fundamental to the progress of the state & the nation. We aim to do just that by bringing solutions to the problems that plague today’s world says Dr. Narayana Rao, Pro- Vice Chancellor of SRM university, AP- Amravati. This university will eventually grow from being engineering centered into an integrated multidisciplinary institution offering courses in management law, medical sciences, pure sciences & liberal arts.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta
 
CELEB TOUCH, Beauty & Family Salon opens at Kolkata
 
Celeb Touch- Beauty & Family Salon takes pride in announcing its first outlet at 33, Royd Street, (Opposite assembly of God Church School, Junior Section), Ist Floor, Kolkata-700016. the ultimate oasis for male & females hair, mind, spirit, body & skin has made its arrival at this new location . Suchandra Vaaniya inaugurated the new outlet of Celeb Touch at Royd Street.
 
 
Celeb Touch takes the salon service experience to a whole new level with a luxurious ambience skilled talent, state-of-the-art infrastructure, contemporary & classy décor & a host of attractive services that include complete hair care & modern beauty treatments to make one look great all the time. The salon spread over 600 square feet, not only marks an exquisite & stylish décor but also puts one, in his/her comfort zone for the time spent to pamper oneself. This new beauty spot boasts an ambience of luxury, chic sophistication that pervades as one steps into the entry way. It is more than posh. This creative , energetic hair salon is the “scene”.
 
 
It is one stop shop for hair care beauty treatment & nail care. The salon provides face & body therapies, facials & massages for men & wemen to treat anti-ageing , face-lifting & skin lightening. We are now introducing hair extensions, & are taking bridal makeup on a serious note. The Beauty Salon offers a variety of Body Treatments, Exfoliations, Facial Treatments, Waxing, Nails & Tinting.
These services may be affordable but they still carry the best quality. When it comes to pampering a person’s body, mind & soul, rates at Celeb Touch are very affordable & offer true value for money. Celeb Touch is an upscale salon catering to all types of clients & specializing in all types of hair services from basic cutting to hair color, wedding & a special occasion & even newer techniques. Suchandra Vaaniya , Tollywood actress stated “ I feel honored to inaugurate this new salon in the city.
 
 
I would love to get a hair spa or a facial done from here at its earliest. Celeb Touch seems to me as very up-to-date with the latest trends & styles. Quality service is indeed the keyword in this thriving beauty business & the salon adds a bonus with a constant flow of new ideas & concepts along with its quality”.
Roomana Rawat, Owner of Celeb Touch Salon stated “ I feel glad to open this new outlet of Celeb Touch. We believe in being ahead of times, by providing the latest in the fashion trends as soon as they are out . This outlet has several new aesthetic features & very hi-end salon facilities which will be a huge draw for potential clients. The diverse beauty backgrounds of our stylists help in creating new hair ideas without disregarding the classics. Our Nail Bar is also a special attraction. That’s what completes the whole concept of a beauty saloon”.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
New Menus and Services by ASPARAGUS CATERING UNIT
 
ASPARAGUS CATERING UNIT a food catering house which offers conceptual way to bring the platter from the kitchen to its guests ensuring the basic need for anyone- SATISFACTION. Its not only food, but along with the quality of food, its way of service , hygiene & new measures of presentation & over here. We are the most budget friendly ‘catering Unit in Kolkata” who customizes menus in different budget segments according to guest need. Its better to do any job when you have the perfect combination of both technical & practical exposure which is also the reason of our success since years . This unit is founded by Pritam Dutta (Alumni IHM Taratola, Kolkata) in the year 2010, Associated with Hotel Hindustan International Kolkata & other hospitality ventures to provide globalize service to guests. To update with the modern ways of cooking & bringing new fusion & exotic menus.
 
 
 
Mr.Pritam Dutta still brushes the modern technology by personally visiting European countries & Asian Food Hubs like China, Thailand & others. The effective solution for any service to be provided in its minimum budget is minimizing the middle sellers & this is where this organization has gain its place in this hospitality industry. According to him they have the base Kitchen, storage in house management system & quality control measures which helps us building positive relations with our guests by providing quality service at its best rates and the services are spread to the eastern & north eastern parts of India which comprises both ceremonial events includes wedding, reception, birthday, get together , family meet , social functions etc. Corporate events include office meal, dealers meet, Employee Meet, Product Launch, promotions, fests.  
There is selective range of menus from different cuisines including both vegetarian platters. They are one of the very few “Catering Service Provider” who serve their guests with international palettes by professional management team. The service varies from platter to plate, American service & Buffet service. Booking procedure is very easy with the group as a phone call or mail. Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta. ;
 
 
Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon to talk about their flim Raabta in the City of Joy
 
Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon visited Kolkata for the movie which was released on 9th June all over India. They have visited Hyderabad, Ahmedabad,and Indore to promote their flim. The flim has been making lot of buzz for the content which has been launched so far from the chemistry of Sushant and Kriti to the story an action to the songs of the film. Raabta starring Sushnat Singh Rajput, kriti Sanon and Jim Sarbh marks the debut of Dinesh Vijan as a director. Sushant has been very famous for the daily soap called Pavitra Rista then he worked for Koi Po Che, Shudh Desi Romance, and MS Dhoni Untold Story. Kriti is 2 flim old and those flims are Heropanti and Dilwale.

This film is produced by Dinesh Vijan, Bhushan Kumar and Homi Adajania, the flim has been released on 9th June, 2017. Deepika Padukone is doing a cameo in the title song of the film while Rajkumar rao has also make a cameo appearance in the flim. Before the release only it has gathered wide range of views on YouTube.

“Raabta”… rooh toh judi reh jaaye (An Unexplained Connection”… When two souls unite, they become one).Raabta is a modern day story of two seemingly ordinary people who have the most extraordinary experience when they realize is a modern day story of two seemingly ordinary people who have the most extraordinary experience when they realize that they are connected through a past experience of unrequited love, passion, adventure and treachery. Raabta, which is extensively shot in Budapest, two strangers, Shiv (Sushant Singh Rajput) and Saira (Kriti Sanon) are mysteriously drawn to each other and have a whirlwind of a hysterical romance. As they party through this bustling city, Saira questions the relationship more so because of how they have fallen so madly and deeply in love. Until, of course, the third angle to their relationship emerges in the form of Zakir Merchant (Jim Sarbh), a billionaire playboy who goes all out to woo the beautiful yet strikingly down-to-earth Saira. She’s floored by the attention and by Zak’s suaveness.

But a prophecy from the past looms large over the destines of Shiv, Zak and Sira in this life too. Will they manage to break this cursed cycle? Will destiny repeat itself? Will the lovers reunite or will they meet the same fate? Who does Saira belong to in this life? Zak or Shiv? Set against the vibrant and luscious backdrop of Europe and Mauritius, Raabta is a hysterical rollercoaster of contemporary relationships, love, intrigue, entertainment and life (twice over).
 
 
Sushant and Kriti came together and looked striking together. Both Sushant and Kriti were both excited and nervous. Kriti shared how Raabta was a story she had heard even before she got her debut flim. The script was not even written and it was just a concept. She felt there is a special connection she has with this flim. While on the other hand Sushant confessed he does not believe in such things but the script was powerful and compelling. He shared that as an actor he likes to work on stories which challenge and help him push the envelope.
 
 
The actor who played the role of Bomkesh stated “I always feel great when I come to this city.Everytime I come here with so many things I have close associations when I was playing Bomkesh. I would love to make Kriti eat sukto and maach bhat”. About the experience of working with Suhant Singh Rajput Kriti stated “it was amazing to work with him. I have seen his first flim. He is someone who can do something in a different role. Dinesh has met him for the flim. I was told that he reads books. He is reserved. He feels that he does not talk but he talks a lot. We as actors somewhere has an organic chemistry.”

About the similarities with Saira she stated “ Saira is different from me. She has the same background. She is someone who does not have parent. She gets nightmares. She is a little cocky. To get into her thought process why she reacts when we build the character there are certain memories”. About Deepika Padukone she stated “we had a great time. She wanted to be part of the flim. She is chilled on sets. We had lunch together. We do not have too much time to interact and she is chilled out, hardworking and dedicated”.

About their onscreen chemistry Dilwale star opined “we did not know each other. I was auditioning a scene and without knowing each other we were completing the scene. We never worked on the organic chemistry as it was already prevalent within us”.

Sushant Singh Rajput and Rajkumar Rao come back together post Kai Po Che. Since then, both of them have had an interesting career graph. They have been doing different kinds of roles and have earned goodwill and love from the audiences. By sheer chance the duo came together again in Raabta. Sushant said, ‘when Dinesh mentioned that Rajkumar ill be doing a cameo in the flim was ecstactic. I have worked with him in my first flim and there are so many learning and memories I carry of the flim. I immediately reached out to him.” He also stated “we did not get to hangout as much on sets. It was a hectic schedule. We both had to do hours of makeup and I had some high action sequences which were very demanding. But, it just felt good to work with him again”.

The music of the flim has been composed by Pritam, JAM8, meet bros and Saurav Roy. The lyrics have been penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Irshad kamil and the flim had 5 songs released as singles. The full soundtrack album of the flim which includes 7 songs was released by T-series.
Text By Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
The Bengal Chamber & PHD (Progress Harmony Development Chamber presents E-Waste Management Challenges, Prospects & Strategies & Hazardous Waste Management.
 
The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry in association with PHD (Progress harmony Development Chamber & the Ministry of Environment, forest & Climate Change, Govt of India , organized a very special progress on E-waste Management- Challenges, prospects & Strategies & Hazardous Waste Management.

Dr.Kalyan Rudra, Chairman, West Bengal Pollution Control Board India stated “ every year in India, around 1.7 million tones of e-waste is generated & severe problems are faced every year due to immense quality of waste & lack of space & money. The Regulatory Body, Pollution Control Board & the Govt of West Bengal conduct workshops in order to train the workers in building waste management skills & also in creating awareness among the people.
 
 
Though two plants(one in Hooghly & the other in South 24 Parganas) are working one-waste management, but we need more support. It is the duty & responsibility of the manufacturers, producers, e-waste collectors, dealers, consumers & dismantlers to follow the guidelines provided by the pollution Control Board to collect the E-waste , dismantle them as properly channelize them for a pre-treatment & disproposal’.

The overall objective of this programme was to provide an insight into various aspects of E-waste management with respect to the current situation & future scenario. The agenda is to focus on the E-waste Management Rules set in 2016, regulatory compliance including roles & responsibility of the stake holders, Extended producer responsibility (EPR) Role of informal sector in E-waste management, E-waste scenarios, opportunities & road map, Sustainable E-waste management & perspectives of manufacturers recycles etc. Mr.Sutano Ghosh, President, The Bengal Chamber, said ‘in India 1.7 million tones of E-waste are generated every year , with an annual increase of 5 percent of generation of E-waste . The E-waste Management Rules 2016 notified in super session of the e-waste (Management & Handing ) Rules 2011, provide several options to manufacturers such as collection of a refundable deposit & paying for the return of goods-to meet the return of goods.

The role of State Government has been also introduced to ensure safety, Health & skill development of the workers involved in dismantling & recycling operations”.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
Max fashion initiated “Share Fashion Share Smiles”
 
Max Fashion commemorated World Environment Day with a unique week-long initiative “Share Fashion Share Smiles”. Actor Indroneel Sengupta & director Saurav Chakroborty were present to grace the occasion at Max store, lake Mall. The initiative encouraged customers & employees to donate clothes to the NGO. The celebrities handled over the clothes collected through the initiative to the NGO & planned saplings around the mall.

Max Fashion initiated “Share Fashion Share Smile “ week starting from 27th May to 4th June to observe the World Environment Day. The Environment week concluded with the unveiling of the trailer of the movie “Aroni Tokhon” followed by an inspiring discussion on World Environment day actor Indroneel Sengupta & director Saurav Chakraborty unveiled the trailer of the movie “Aroni Tokhon”.
 
 
Rajiv Mukherjee, Regional Manager, Max Fashion said, “ as a responsible corporate, we at max believe in sharing smiles. We hope we were able to inspire people to donate their clothes for a course. The city of Joy stayed true to its name by spreading joy & contributing in large numbers.” As responsible citizens we should all work towards the betterment of the society. With this initiative, Max has given my co-stars & me the platform go an extra mile for our community “ mentioned Indroneel Sengupta.
Text By Nabanita Sengupta.
 
Three Veterans from the Bengali flim industry to be awarded at the 2nd Bengal International Short Flim Festival.
 
Three veterans of Tollywood industry Ranjit Mallick, Mr.Tarun Majunder & R.D Bansal & Co were felicitated with various awards at the inauguration programme of the second Bengal International Short Flim Festival. At the ceremony emceed by Ms.Ritabhori Chakraborty, the Hiralal Sen Award was conferred upon Ranjit Mallick by Bratya Basu & Gargi Roy Chowdhury, B.N. Sarkar Award to RD Bansal & Co by Sandip Roy & Nandini Sarkar & Devanki Basu Award to Mr.Tarun Majumdar by Rituparna Sengupta & Subhaprasanna.
 
 
‘We are trying our best to create a favorable climate for movie making in the state & that is the motto of BFTCC. The flim festival is to inspire amateurs, budding & professional flim makers to come up with more original & inspiring material” said Firdausul Hasan, President of Bengal Flim & Television Chamber of Commerce. Films from different regions of India would be screened such as Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu & silent films along with foreign films from U.S.A , France, Italy, UK, Bangladesh & New Zealand from 5th June 2017 to 11th June 2017 between 12.00 p.m to 8.00.p.m.

BFTCC is a collective representative of Entertainment Industry including Film & Television & is registered under section 8 of the Companies Act 2013 as Non-profit making service organization. In order to give the short flim makers & documentary flim makers the due respect that they deserve the Bengal International Short Festival (BISFF) came into existence under the able management of BFTCC & a history was created.

The surplus of the proceeds from the event shall be channelized for the overall growth & betterment of the flim industry as whole. It will be utilized in funding beneficial projects for children living with HIV/AIDS.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
Rally against the bad effects of tobacco
 
The World No Tobacco Day may observed as an awareness initiative by Soumen’s Workout highlighted the risk factors associated with the use of tobacco epidemic with the adoption of No Machine work out regime & an effective counseling session. The event started with a counseling session & was followed by a walk Esplanade to Victoria Memorial Hall with the active participation of students from various schools & colleges from Mr.Soumen Das, owner Soumen’s Workout was present at the occasion to flag off the work & kids were dressed up in skeleton design with placards to raise public awareness about negative effect of smoking. The initiative was aimed at ensuring a tobacco –free society against the devastating health consequences & also against the social environmental & economic scourges of tobacco use & exposure to tobacco smoke. Mr.Soumen Das, feel that as citizens of the country it is our responsibility to encourage users to refrain from tobacco consumption. It is equally important to create awareness about the benefits of exercising so as to promote the health & overall well being of the society”.
 
 
The Anti-Tobacco Program was to develop the awareness among all the citizens suffering from the disease called lust for Tobacco. The issue of lust for Tobacco has been a nightmare in the modern times & is recently increasing at an alarming rate. The organization’s only urge through this rally is to support to shape the pillars of the nation . The World No Tobacco day is thus the best day to proclaim to the crowd to be avoiding any such substance that could harm the body or our future growth. Every Sunday a fitness camp has also been initiative by Soumen’s Workout at all its outlet’s whereby free counseling on the nutritional aspect & workout will be shared to achieve the desired results.

Soumen’s workout is a state of the art slimming centre offering fat reduction services through physical workout for over 20 years . Keeping the “No Machine Zone” the concept in mind the workouts are customized according to the requirements of a person. What distinguishes Soumen’s workout from other Fitness centers in Kolkata is that. Soumen’s workout never keeps people restricted to business but also work as a social organization throughout the year social contribution on the occasion of “world No tobacco Day”, “Anti-Obesity Day” & “World Diabetes Day “ are well known by the citizens of Kolkata.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
India Power on a growth trajectory
 
India Power Corporation Limited (India Power”), a publicly listed Kanoria foundation entity, is on a growth trajectory with setting up and commissioning of another power plant of 36 MW solar in Uttarakhand at an a investment of Rs.225 crore. This follows India Power’s successful acquisition of 1,000 MW thermal power plant of Meenakshi Energy private Limited, now known as Meenakshi energy Limited, now known as Meenakshi Energy Limited (Meenakshi”), owned by French power giant ENGIE. The joint venture between one of the largest German power utilities uniper and India Power has also started its activities with management of power plants.

These along with commissioning of 150 MW-unit out of 450 MW at the company’s Haldia plant, lower T&D losses and improving profitability are expected to result in multi-fold growth in India Power’s businesses, maximizing shareholders value in the process.

The consolidated estimated enterprise/asset value of India Power is now close to Rs.15,000 crore, and with a combined debt of around Rs.6,000 crore the company is now one of the less leveraged power generation and utilities companies in the country.

Hemant Kanoria, Chairman, India Power stated “ with over nine-decade long legacy, India Power has been navigating the fast-changing market scenario. The company has been growing its business profitably despite the stress in the energy space in recent years. We are now on a high growth trajectory, which will improve our financial performance further and enhance shareholder’s value. The power sector still has its challenges but we clearly see growth prospects”.

The Board of Directors at its meeting approved the company’s audited financial accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2017 and recommended a dividend of 5% to the shareholders. India Power closed last financial year with a remarkable all-round performance. The consolidated profit after tax (PAT) was Rs.37.29 crore in 2016-17. profit before tax (PBT) improved from Rs.46.55 crore in 2015-16 to Rs 61.96 crore during the last financial year. Gross revenue for 2016-17 was at Rs.726.68 crore compared to 760.99 a year earlier.

Raghav Raj Kanoria stated “ I feel privileged and excited to work with an excellent team of professionals in India Power. I have been working in the company for the last six years and across the distribution, finance, generation, mergers and acquisitions verticals, which has provided me with valuable insights and hands-on-experience. The team at India Power has greatly contributed to my intense learning. Our objective will be to strengthen the company’s leadership position in the power sector and create a “lateral thinking “organization, which will enable us to capitalize on the present acquisition opportunities in India and also introduce technological innovations in order to reduce power costs for the consumers”.

In September 2016, India power completed the acquisition of 1,000 MW thermal power plant of Meenakshi, owned by French power giant ENGIE, for $1. The Meenakshi plant will enable India Power to add capacity of thermal power generation to its portfolio. Of the 1,000 MW, 300 MW is already operational and 700 MW is under advance stage of implementation, which will be commissioned during the course of this financial year.

The company announced formation of a joint venture with Uniper Kraftwerke GmbH in the same month. The joint venture company, India Uniper Power Services, will offer a broad range of flexible and customized services and customers can choose from full-service arrangements or select only individual services. These would include plant operations and maintenance, asset monitoring software and analytical tools, flexibilisation of units, lifecycle extension, supply and integration of pollution control equipment and systems etc.
 
India Power is also setting up 450 MW (150MW x 3) power plant in Haldia, West Bengal. the first unit has been commissioned, the second unit will be commissioned in 2017-18 and the final unit by the end of next financial year. The investment is around Rs.3,500 crore, one of the largest in the state in recent years. These are strategically located plants. The capital structure & location as concerned then this organization has better generating assistance for the country. In the last 7 years the above mentioned organization has focused in the sectors which caters to thermal power energy. In Haldia domestic coal is used. In Asansol waste coal is used. In Meenakshi imported coal is used and 700 megawatt power will be operational by December. This is a matter of distribution coming out with tenders and to look with alternatives is compulsary.  
 
Power sector is not doing well and at present the country is facing a lot of challenges. As far as the remote areas like Midnapur the power distribution is concerned follow-up is on the regular process. The consumer should get power of Rs.4.5-/- per unit . It is a logical planning for the buyer that how all the power generating companies are looking for the challenges. More emphasis should be stressed on the operation efficiency, generation cost, coal cost. The objective of India Power is to provide the customer lower cost of power generation and 24/7 power supply.

Mr.Raghav Kanoria stated regarding distribution of power and 2 things are done like open access to the people, gross subsidy charges can’t be that much high”. This organization has been investing on renewable energy for a long time. There has been lot of technological improvement and cost has been reduced. In thermal and renewable sectors there are opportunities at present and there is no stress in this company.

For Mumbai and Delhi India Power has a parallel license not the whole city is given the power supply but some portion of the city is given power.

The company has been expanding its power distribution operations strategically and now has distribution network of 200 MVA in Asansol-Durgapur and 200 MVA in Gaya. The company operates 100 MW wind power plants in Karnataka, Gujarat and Rajasthan. India power also operates a 2 MW grid connected solar PV power plant in West Bengal, which was installed in 2009 and was the first grid connected solar plant in Asia. The company through its wholly owned subsidiary, India Power Green Utility Private Limited, implemented a 36 MW solar power plant located in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand, which has been commissioned in March.

The company has established itself as an integrated power utility with power generation (both renewable and non-renewable), power distribution and power trading.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
ISUZU launches the “mu-X” premium full-size & seater SUV in Kolkata
 
Isuzu Motors India launched the ISUZU “mu-X” premium full- size 7 seater SUV . The ISUZU mu-X is poweredby a 3.0 litre ISUZU engine and provides a maximum power output of 130 kW (177PS). It provides a maximum torque of 380 Nm that is designed with a significant flat torque curve. The mu-X will be offered in both 4x2 and 4x4 variants with a sequential shift Automatic transmission. The mu-X will be built at ISUZU’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Sri city in Andhra Pradesh. The All Muscle- All Heart SUV is a perfect combination for those buyers who seek not only style, power and a dominating road presence but also want to have the best-in-class space and comfort for their family.

Mr.Hitoshi kono, Deputy managing Director, isuzu motors India, added ‘ we are delighted to launch the ISUZU mu-X in Kolkata . the Indian market for SUVs is now coming of age and we are excited to be present here in these times times with out latest offering. The mu-X offers the perfect the perfect combination of style, power and road presence while also providing excellent space and comfort. It is the perfect SUV for the modern SUV buyer in India who seeks individuality without compromising the needs of the family. I am sure the discerning customers of this region will appreciate and admire the All Muscle. All Heart ISUZU mu-X”.

Mr.Sandip Bajaj, Managing Director, Mohanmotor ISUZU added “the ISUZU mu-X nicely combines the characteristics of a thrilling off-roader and a full size 7 seater SUV. Kolkata is a large market for SUVs with a prominent segment of buyers who will not compromise on spaciousness and comfort in their SUV for style, power and off-roading capability, the mu-X is the perfect SUV for these buyers. MohanMotor has proudly represented the ISUZU brand in this region with a consistent focus on maintaining the exacting standards of sales and service set by ISUZU motors in India. We are very happy to launch the ISUZU mu-X and we look forward with excitement to meet the demand for the All muscle. All heart ISUZU mu-X in Kolkata”.
 
The ISUZU mu-X is available at an attractive Ex-showroom Kolkata price of Rs.24,63,485-/- for the 4x2 AT variant. The 4x4 variant is available at Ex-showroom Kolkata price of Rs.26,68,861-/-. The mu-X is powered by the 3.0 litre ISUZU Ddi VGS Turbo Hi-Power engine which gives a maximum power output of 130kW (177PS) and a maximum torque of 380 Nm with a superior flat torque curve. The mu-X will be available in both 4x2 and 4x4 variants with a 5 speed sequential shift Automatic Transmission . The 4x4 variant sports a shift on-the fly” 4x4 select dial for an excellent off-roading capability.  
 
On the exterior, the mu-X is styled with a tiger-inspired dynamic and muscular exterior that make it look truly spectacular and dominating on the road, a must have characteristic for a sports utility vehicle in this class. ISUZU vehicles are renowned for their tough build and the mu-X stays true to this reputation with a high tensile steel body with tailor welded blanks and crumple zones with anti-intrusion bars. Advanced active safety systems like ESC (Electronic stability Control), TCS (Traction Control system0 and ABS (anti-lock Brake System) with EBA ( Emergency Brake Assist) and EBD (Electronic brake force Distribution along with a host of passive safety systems provide enhanced safety under unfavorable driving conditions. Akey aspect of the mu-X is the 3rd row seating which allows full-size adults comfortable seating with a ample le groom and foot –well. Another key aspect is the fully folding second row seat with a one-touch fold-tumble feature with maximum ingress space. The third row is no longer an excuse for adults to avoid. The full size 7 seater SUV has been designed to provide the best –in-class space inside the vehicle, one of the unique features of the mu-X . along with space, the mu-X sports other creature comforts, along with superior options for entertainment. All this and much more make the mu-X a formidable entrant in the premium full size 7 seater SUV market.

Only 1 company making SUV.Truck must be safe, durable and fuel efficient. Jatish Shankar stated “ we are a Japan largest commercial manufacturer. Our mindset is based on the aspects of commercial vehicle industry i.e, durability, fuel efficiency, reliability. It is one of the iconic brands continuing for 10 years. Robust strong engines are mandatory for the vehicles. In this car kids sit in the 3 row which is 7 seater SUV. Children jump to the back side. We make 3rd row quite comfortable so that people can sit there properly.”

The concept of truck in Japan and in India is totally different. This particular vehicle has a totally different nature. People who wants to go for a long drive , to expose yourself in an unpredictable environment, weather. If one wants to go to mountain, rivers then this car is applicable. The safety measures are there are 2 air bags for safety reasons and how does the driver visualizes the road.

The ISUZU showroom in Kolkata –Mohan motor ISUZU is strategically located so as to provide convenient access to customers in the region. The showroom displays the netire range of ISUZU vehicles in its true adventure and lifestyle setting. Customers interested in taking test drives of the mu-X also have the option to have the test -drive vehicle delivered at their door step.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.