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CII PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT 2019 BEGINS IN MUMBAI JAN 12 – 13, 2019

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The 25th edition of Partnership Summit 2019, a global platform for dialogue, debate, deliberation and engagement among Indian and global leaders on economic policy and growth trends in India, is being held in Mumbai from tomorrow.

The two-day event will be inaugurated by the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu. The Summit is expected to build new partnerships and explore investment opportunities through high level exchanges and B2B meetings.

This edition of the Summit, on 12th and 13th January 2019, will showcase India in the present landscape of an emerging “New India”, the “New Global Economic Address”. The Summit is being organized by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, State Government of Maharashtra and Confederation of Indian Industry.

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Togetherness is the essence of yoga- President of India

The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind said that, “togetherness is the essence of yoga. It not only helps us in connecting body, mind and soul but it also plays an important role in connecting different communities and countries.” He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of centennial celebrations of ‘The Yoga Institute’ in Mumbai today.

He further said that it is not appropriate to link yoga to any religion or sect. It is a common heritage of mankind. It belongs to everyone who is looking forward to healthy life. A healthy person makes a healthy family, healthy community, healthy country and finally a healthy world.

The President also said that it is our responsibility to establish good yoga institutes and skilled yoga teachers as on India’s initiative yoga is getting more popular across the globe.

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President of India reviews passing out parade of 134th course of National Defence Academy

Prez in PuneThe President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, reviewed the passing out parade of the 134th course of the National Defence Academy, this morning (May 30, 2018) in Khadakwasla, near Pune.

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Hockey to Football, Sagarika Ghatge makes a comeback with a marathi movie focusing on sports

Sagarika Ghatge announced her wedding to the ace cricketer, Zaheer Khan, in November, 2017, post which she took a little time off from her acting career.

Soon she will be seen playing a middle-class housewife in her upcoming Marathi movie, ‘Monsoon Football’, directed by Milind K Ukey. The story of this movie revolves around the mediocrity of a middle-class woman who craves to re-build her life and enjoy life on her own terms. Sagarika Ghatge, playing the lead in ‘Monsoon Football’, will be seen playing football in a sari, with a bunch of women and the film will revolve around their obstacles, achievements & overcoming mediocrity, as normal middle-class housewives.

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‘Shatika – The undraped’ gets selected as short of the week by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films.

16903183_1278420298906973_1927956445760563940_o - CopyShatika – The undraped, produced by Aditya Bharadwaj (Y-Star Cine & Television Pvt Ltd) & directed by debutante Sritama Dutta, Ashwini Pakhrot being the cinematographer is a gripping short film about a beggar girl who is making ends meet to keep the smile on her mother’s face intact & ends up in issues related to HIV Aids.

This short film has received several applause at various film festivals from Women’s only Entertainment film festival 2017 (WOEFF), Semifinalist in Best of India short film fest 2017 (London), Cardiff international film festival, Haryana International Film Festival, Delhi International Film Festival, Jodhpur International Film Festival, Bushman Film Festival (Africa), Sandalia Sustainability Film Festival, Digital hash by being their official mention and winning titles,  It continues to do the rounds of national & international award festival.

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Fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 Mumbai auditions on 6th May, 2018

 

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The Mumbai auditions for fbb Colours Miss India 2018, co-powered by Sephora and Rajnigandha Pearls to be held at fbb store on 6th May.

India’s most exciting, glamorous and sought after beauty pageant is underway and ends its talent hunt in Mumbai at fbb / Big Bazaar at Infinity Mall, Malad.

With a new and improvised format, Miss India this year in its 55th edition tours all 30 states of the nation and to crown 30 state representatives who will then compete for the coveted Miss India crown.

The top 3 of Maharashtra will be given a golden ticket to the state zonal crowning ceremony to be held at Hyatt Regency Pune on 13th May, 2018. The most deserving candidate from each of the 4 states i.e.  Miss India Rajasthan, Miss India Gujarat, Miss India Goa and Miss India Maharashtra will represent their state at the grand finale which is going to be held in Mumbai in June.

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The day-long auditions are expecting an overwhelming response from the city as always, with the hope that the girls from this city will make it to the final cut. For the first time, we have a mentor for the West Zone who hails from Goa itself. She is none other than the Miss India winner, actress and model Pooja Hegde

She enthusiastically quoted: “It is great to be a mentor, where I can add value to the contestants, from my side. I am looking forward to this journey and hope to bring in my best for everyone”.

Aishwarya Devan, fbb colors Femina Miss India Maharashtra 2017 says – “Winning the four of the most coveted sub-titles of the contest like Beautiful smile, Spectacular eyes, Miss lifestyle and rising was a milestone in my career. Post the win, I was signed up for my debut project in Bollywood as a lead opposite Sharman Joshi in the film Kaashi”.

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Dadasaheb Phalke Awards, Mumbai 2018 winners.

 

Mumbai-based Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation honored the celebs for their contribution towards the growth and development of Indian Cinema and television.

It was a starry affair and Meet bros aka Manmeet & Harmeet Singh, Bollywood Music Director duo bagged the ‘Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival 2018’ award for best performers live on stage.

Meet bros with Dada Saheb Phalke award 2018Speaking on this achievement, they said “People have always known us for our party songs in movies and bagging this award only shows our other side to our audience which is a fun-filled, engaging and entertaining one. We are our best versions when we are on stage”, quipped the brothers.

The emotional brothers Harmeet and Manmeet, who attended the ceremony thanked their parents and fans in a brief acceptance speech.

At the ceremony, eminent personalities from the entertainment industry were honored for their outstanding contribution towards the growth and development of Indian Cinema and television.

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OSM Awards recognizes top social Media Influencers in India.

Malini Agarwal, Twinkle Khanna, Gul Panag, Jose Covaco & Tanmay Bhat at the Jury Meet of 'PCJ Outlook Social Media Awards' at Taj Lands End, BandraOver the last few years, social media has taken center-stage as the primary platform for networking and showcasing one’s body of work. Becoming an influencer has emerged as a craft of the digital age. A lot of creative mind from diverse fields like cinema, fitness, lifestyle, sports and activism are sharpening their social media skills every day and raising the bar.

Indranil Roy (CEO, Outlook Group) welcoming Twinkle Khanna at the Jury Meet of 'PCJ Outlook Social Media Awards' at Taj Lands End, BandraWith the OSM Awards, Outlook Magazine recognizes the very real impact these OSMic stars manage to make in a virtual space.

The PCJ OSM Awards will be given out to those who’ve made a massive impact through social media in 2017. The awardees will be joining an elite list of illustrious OSMopolitans from the previous year – a list that includes the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Twinkle Khanna, Saina Nehwal and many more.

The PCJ OSM Awards winners will emerge only after a rigorous vetting process at the hands of the voters and the esteemed jury members. The panel of judges includes pioneers from different walks of life – each with a massive footprint on the social media landscape.

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Akshay Kumar at Khelo India School Games in Delhi encourages young sport enthusiasts.

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A sports fanatic and fitness guru, Akshay Kumar has always been an advocate of sports being an important discipline. 

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Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 2017 -celebrating a six time win for India at this pageant!

“The feeling is still sinking in and am very excited of doing India proud.   I’m looking forward to the year ahead.” says India’s Manushi Chillar winner of the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant.  manushi-chhillar-parents-
Manushi further expressed, “My parents have  been a constant pillar of support and having them here tonight has only brought me more strength and joy.  My final answer came instantly as an ode to my loving mother who has stood her ground with  her unwavering belief in me!”

This svelte Indian beauty is the sixth  winner  of the title since Priyanka Chopra won it in 2000 and previous to that Yukta Mookhey, Diana Haydon, Aishwarya Rai and Reita Faria were the winners of the title.  All of who and other dignitaries and celebrities came forward to express their delight and congratulate Chhillar on her win.

Chhillar 20, is a medical student from Haryana.  She is born to doctor parents and has  studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.

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Chhillar competed against 118 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in China.

Chhillar was handed the crown by last year’s winner, Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico, at the ceremony. Stephanie Hill of England and Andrea Meza of Mexico finished as runners-up.

According to Chhillar’s profile on the Miss World website, she aims to be a cardiac surgeon and wants to open a chain of non-profitable hospitals based in rural areas.

India’s First Children News Service’s Grand Launch in Mumbai

Jackky Bhagnani with Scrappy News service anchors and ReportersDelhi based NGO ‘Going To School’ under the platform of ‘Scrappy Kids’ launched India’s first children News Service called the Scrappy News Service on November 14th. The Scrappy News Service was launched on social video platform YouTube. Its grand launch in Mumbai had many noted guests and celebrities attend the event.

The launch witnessed the presence of actor/ producer Dia Mirza and actor/producer Jackky Bhagnani who were seen interacting with the kids from the Scrappy News Service at the launch.

The Scrappy newsrooms built completely out of scrap cater to the Children’s Scrappy News Service, a makeshift news service and news-talk-game show run by kids for kids, taking on India’s biggest problems and solving them with design-thinking and scrappy skills. Among the newsrooms set up in Mumbai, Bengaluru and across 14 places in Bihar, a list of innovative and interesting activities was planned for the newsrooms in Mumbai.

Says 10-year-old child anchor Dheeraj, “We want to make sure adults sit up and take note of the issues we are addressing and begin to act on the same.”

The Mumbai newsroom has been set up at the scenic Worli Fishing village which the Scrappy team feels is the real Mumbai – what with the sea as the backdrop and the skyscrapers adjacent and of course, the fishing boats bobbing in the water. Along with our scrappy kids we will have Children and Musical Band from Akanksha Foundation, Yuwa Football Team, Mumbai Dabbawala’s, An performance by Dance Out of Poverty Kids and others speaking about the issue ‘No place to play’.

Lisa Heydlauff, Founder, ‘Going to School’ says, “Scrappy means to create something out of nothing to change the way things are. And the good news is that Scrappy News is all good news. It’s about what you can do to make the world a better place. It’s a revolution that says we have no time left, let children lead.”

Padmini Vaidyanathan, Director, ‘Going To School’, “Children’s Scrappy News Service was created to showcase how kids think and how they can help in making the world a better place. It’s a children’s call to action.”Dia Mirza with the Scrappy News service Anchors and Reporters (4)

The Children’s Scrappy News Service launched simultaneously in Bengaluru and Bihar .

 

Raveena Tandon’s Shab closes the Indian Film Festival, Melbourne 2017

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After two weeks of celebrations and good cinema showcased, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, 2017 concluded.  It began on 10th of August amidst great fanfare celebrating Diversity as the theme for the year, the festival had acclaimed Lipstick Under My Burkha as the opening film and closed with the critically acclaimed romance drama, Shab.
The film stars versatile actress Raveena Tandon and newcomer Ashish Bisht along with Sanjay Suri, Simon Frenay amongst others. Shab is directed by seasoned director Onir and produced by Sanjay Suri and Onir. 
 
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Shab is a story about broken people on the lookout for a real connection that can lead to happiness. But they look for it in the wrong places. The Screening of the film Shab was attended by Raveena Tandon, Onir, Mitu Bhowmick Lange founder and curator of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017 and other dignitaries.

Elder D Todd Christofferson awarded Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara World Peae Prize 2017 in a ceremony hosted at MAEER’S MIT, Pune.

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The Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize-2017, given on behalf of World Peace Center (Alandi), MAEER’s MIT World Peace University, Pune, India was conferred upon the HON’BLE ELDER D. TODD CHRISTOFFERSON, Member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – Mormon Community, Utah, (USA), in appreciation and recognition of his great yeomen service for championing the Noble Cause of Human Welfare, Communal Harmony and Universal Brotherhood through his unique mission to promote the Culture of Peace in the World.

The conferment ceremony took place at the Swami Vivekananda Mandap at Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University. The Chief Guest at this program was Dr. Michael Noble, Ex-President, Noble Charitable Trust. The award consisted of a golden replica of Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara, a gold medal, certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 5,25,000/- (Five Lakh Twenty Five Thousand Rupees).

Also present at the event were Shri. Babasaheb Purandare, Maharashtra Bhushan, Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, President, World Peace Centre (Alandi), MAEER’s MIT World Peace University, Nanik Rupani, Chairman, Neutron Electronic Systems, Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Padma Bhushan & Father of PARAM Supercomputer, Prof. Rahul Karad, Executive President, MIT World Peace University, Hon’ble Father Funk, Elder Robert Williams, Mr. Mathew Holland and Dr. Chandrakant Pandav, Trustee, MAEER’s MIT, Pune.

MNK_6594-1350x734In his acceptance speech, Elder D. Todd Christofferson said, “It is my honour to receive this World Peace Prize in the name of Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara. Our church is grateful to be part of India’s rich diversity of faith traditions. Religion defines and sustains us. For billions of believers it is who we are and how we live. But religion also benefits Nations, communities and policy makers who seek to establish peace and lasting prosperity for all people of all faiths. Religion has a significant effect on national prosperity. Study shows that religion fosters trust, a necessary ingredient for social Cohesion and economic growth. Religious people trust others more. They trust the legal system and government more, they are less willing to break the laws. Trust is an essential element of any well-functioning economy. Religious people are far more trusting than those with merely a secular point of view. Religious people and Institutions are powerful source of humanitarian assistance. People of faith are 40% more likely than non-religious people to give money to Charity and twice as likely to volunteer their services to community organisations. Religious freedom facilitates other types of freedom. Studies have shown that societal restrictions on religion increases interstate conflicts. The Christian community in India, although a minority, generally enjoy safety and peace to develop and contribute to Indian society as well as other faiths in India.”

Dr. Michael Nobel said, “The Nobel Prize in peace is generally considered by the world as the ultimate accolade for peace efforts. But there are other prestigious awards and one of them is the World Peace Prize given by MIT World Peace University and is considered as the foremost peace activity award in this country. The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints is unique in several regards. The areas in which the organisation excels are they assure peace and Unity within family structures. They hava a strict imposition of honour codes in which no gambling, smoking or drinking is allowed, it is also a great range of scope of humanitarian efforts on a worldwide scale and their expensive and practical work with refugees to ensure their livelihood and possibilities of survival in a foreign country is commendable.”

Babasaheb Purandare said, “Today is an auspicious day as we are felicitating a senior and wiser man like Elder D. Todd Christofferson. His name starts with the world ‘elder’ and ends with the word ‘son’. The power of both the words can be seen within him. If pasaydan is written under the logo of any other religion it will sound the same and will relate itself appropriately to that religion. This is the beauty of pasaydan. We should love the world. The world ‘love’ truly resembles religion.”

Vishwanath Karad said, “We are delighted to honour Elder D. Todd Christofferson with the World Peace Prize. He has dedicated his life to the service of the society. Today we have come for common cause to promote peace and culture in this world. This is a small beginning. This institution has followed the steps of Swami Vivekananda. I have a hope that in the future the education system will be based on the union of Science and spirituality.”

Prof. Rahul Karad gave the introductory speech and the program was compeered by Prof. Gautam Bapat.

WHD.India and NamesCon – an opportunity to learn and network in Mumbai this May.

WHD_IndiaThe biggest names in the web hosting system in India come together to witness the opportunity to learn and network with newsmakers from the ecosystem.

In a 3 day event to be hosted in Mumbai WHD.India gives you the opportunity to network with some of the top names in hosting across India.  IBEE Hosting is heading up its way wth  some serious business meets and partnerships.

It is also an excellent opportunity for the web community as WHD.India and NamesCon are together at the same venue i.e., on 18th May and 17 to 19th May at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai, India respectively. For more details register here.

WHD.India will be a great event with Keynotes and informative sessions where industry experts will be there discussing the hottest topics and the latest technology and advancements in the Web Hosting Industry.

NamesCon India is the day after WHD.india and takes place in the same location; which provides an excellent opportunity of having two premium technology conferences at one venue.

Managing Director – Mr. Betrand Yella of IBEE Hosting along with his team will be attending both the events.   The company is welcoming all industry folks to come and meet for partnerships and explore how businesses can earn synergies together.

MAEER’s MIT SOG makes an appeal to the PM proposing him to start Indian Institute of Political Leadership & Governance (IIPLG)

B Radhakrishna-Pillai-(Dir,-Chanakya-Institute),-Nanik-Rupani-(Neutron-Electronic),-Prof-Rahul-Karad-(MIT,-Pune),-Dr-Seema-Rao-(1st-Woman-Commando-Trainer)-BLOGIn the midst of all the talks to strengthen our democracy, the educated youth of India, even today, hardly considers politics as a career option. Their reluctance to fill in the positions of political leadership might slow down the process of strengthening our democracy. Therefore in order to bridge the gap between educated youth and political leadership, MAEER’s MIT School of Government (MIT-SOG) has proposed & appealed to the Honorable Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi, through a letter, to start Institutions of National Importance for Political Leadership & Governance. MIT-SOG has urged the Prime Minister that the Indian Institute of Political Leadership & Governance (IIPLG), comparable with IITs & IIMs in quality, be established in all states of India as Institutions of National Importance. The proposed institutions of IIPLG ideally should be run in a collaborative structure of respective State Legislative Assemblies, Both the House of Indian Parliament – Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha, Government of India and Private educational entities.

To take this particular vision ahead, the letter also appeals to initiate an All India Legislature Congress (AILC), a 3-day annual national conference under the aegis of Lok Sabha and Prime Minister’s patronage.

Rahul V. Karad, Founder, MIT School of Government & Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Student Parliament), Radhakrishhna Pillai, Director, Chanakya Institute of Public Leadership, Dr. Seema Rao, India’s 1st Woman Commando Trainer & Nanik Rupani, Chairman, Nutron Electronic System Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai were present at the gathering.
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MIT Group of Institutions was established in 1983 as a society and charitable trust. With more than 10 campuses in the state of Maharashtra covering almost 1000 acres of area, the MIT Group provides education in the fields of Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Marine Engineering, Insurance, Distance Education, Telecom Management, Lighting, Design, Food & Technology, Retail Management, Masters in Business Administration, School of Government and also School Education.  The MIT Group is almost a big University by itself. 

 

Mumbai to host first ever India Intimate Fashion Week !

The 1st edition of India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW), conceptualised to bring together the Indian intimate apparel industry is set to emerge as the largest platform for intimate fashion. The landmark event will bring together leading premium Indian and International Lingerie Brands, Lingerie Designers, Lingerie E-Commerce, Lingerie Stylists and Experts, Next-Gen Lingerie Talents, Intimate Wear Bloggers, Sponsors and numerous unique visitors from diverse fields under one roof.iifw-logo

India’s first fashion week (IIFW) dedicated to showcasing the Lingerie and Intimate wear apparel category in India has announced its event  dates . The 1st edition of the coveted fashion extravaganza, IIFW is set to take place from 18th to 19th March at Hotel The Leela in Mumbai.

Niraj Jawanjal, Founder and Director of IIFW, said “The intimate wear industry is amongst the largest industry’s across the world and has grown tremendously in last few years. However, in India, we still consider talking about lingerie and intimate wears as ‘Taboo”. While we are bringing  a revolution  in the field of fashion through IIFW, we would urge people to open about their choices in this segment and ‘#BooTheTaboo’ in India.”

Talking about the opportunity for the Indian intimate  wear industry in a global landscape , he further added “India is undoubtedly amongst the largest potential Intimate apparel market in the world but we still do not have any worthwhile fashion platform that promotes, showcases intimate wear and its related talent. The concept of The India Intimate fashion Week is to provide  a powerful and decisive platform to connect all potential stakeholders – Brands, customers, designers etc. in one place.”, Niraj added.

Amit Pandey, Media Head and Associate Partner, IIFW said “With India Intimate fashion Week, we intend bring alive the most elegant yet unexplored segment of fashion in India. IIFW has already gathered much appreciation from Industry stalwarts’ since it was announced. We are looking  at delivering on the superior expectations through a high impact awareness campaign and stunning event. We look forward to some great participation from the industry this year.”

Speaking about the  thought behind the social media campaign , he further added “Intimate wear and Lingerie fashion is still in its nascent stage in India with communication being limited and constrained. Our social media campaigns #BooTheTaboo and #TheRightCup will be focussed on breaking the mindset barrier and facilitating open conversations around the category.”

To add more to the elegance of IIFW, the 1st edition of India Intimate Fashion Week will be opened by internationally acclaimed designer Mona Shroff and the glam and glitz of the event will be further added by ace designers like Nidhi Munim, Karishma Jumani, Keith Jackson.

Moreover, apart from ramp walk and fashion shows, IIFW will also witness in-depth analysis of Indian Intimate apparel industry from experts from Fibre2Fashion, who is the official Knowledge and Trade partner for IIFW. In addition to that, internationally recognised Fashion and beauty expert Ramez Basmaji will share some great fashion with to the Fashionista’ as an official Fashion consultant.

Glamour is the key quotient of any Fashion show. While the best models in the business will be setting the ramp on fire at IIFW, they will be styled by IIFW’s official style partner ‘Makeup Revolution London’ and promoted by leading Fashion and Lifestyle network ‘ROPOSO’ as official Social Media Network Partner and A&B Digital Marketing as an official Digital partner. Leading online e-commerce ‘Ekatrra’ is the official online fashion partner of IIFW.

Intimacy has always been a part of India since ages, whether it is Khajuraho or the Kamasutra, India has a rich history of Intimate art. To exhibit the same, India’s leading online Art Gallery Artspread.com, will showcase the finest of the Intimate Arts from some of the best artists across India as official Art Gallery partner of IIFW.

OXXY, India’s Largest Healthcare Network which recently launched its Girl Child Development Program where every girl born on OXXY Network will get Rs. 11,000 FD on the name of the Girl Child has associated as the official healthcare partner for IIFW in order to support IIFW and its initiative toward women empowerment.

India Intimate Fashion Week will capture and showcase all segments of the category including lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, legwear, lingerie accessories, and more for both men and women. The event is scheduled to be held from March 18th to March 19th, 2017 in Mumbai.

About India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW):

India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW) is a platform designed to shed a powerful spotlight on all facets of the intimate apparel and personal care industry. The event exposes both emerging and established brands and designers, manufacturers and distributors from India and around the globe, spanning market categories of lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, legwear, lingerie accessories, men’s underwear, swimwear, beachwear, shapewear and more.

India Intimate Fashion Week is also taking immense endeavours to let India speak it’s mind about this world largest industry and become shy-away so that we can involve and nurture the emerging talent in this massive industry to command a bold stand.

For more information on IIFW, visit: http://www.iifw.co.in/

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IIFWIndiaOfficial/

Twitter : @IIFWIndia

Roposo: @iifwindiaofficial

Linkedin : https://in.linkedin.com/in/iifw-india-291612109

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/indiaintimatefashion/

Pinterest : https://in.pinterest.com/indiaintimate/

iVoluteer makes a difference in the lives of the senior citizen !

4February the month of love, celebrates Valentine’s Day with aplomb around the world.  It marked a special importance this year at iVolunteer across Seven cities. An unconventional approach of involving volunteers to celebrate this day with senior citizens which will be cherished for a long time! The response was massive with a participation of more than 91 volunteers who made this event successful.

The mission was to involve volunteers by sharing their time, skills and passion to promote India’s social development was achieved efficiently by reaching out to a wider audience both online and offline.

The goal was to break the stereotype of celebrating valentines day with people other than  partners and was received well by people in all the seven cities.

Following were the details of the plan that was executed to gain maximum engagement:

  • #BeMyValentine as a hashtag was used to promote the campaign, so people can share this day with senior citizen and make them feel special.
  • Activities like dancing, singing and making paper bags with the help of volunteers was promoted both online and offline.
  • Considering the activities across all seven cities i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore, participation was at its peak as every individual contributed equally.

Spreading smiles and happiness to the lives of our seniors, iVolunteer caught our attention indeed!

 

About iVolunteer: iVolunteer is a social enterprise that promotes volunteering by connecting volunteers and organisations in the social sector. iVolunteer aims to impact 12 social development areas and achieves its mission through a range of initiatives and a large network of individuals, NGOs, and corporate Organizations.

 

Singer Amika Shail and Actor Dishank Arora launch new season of Diamond Jewellery for LJOW !

This Valentine’s Day Leading Jewelers of the World (LJOW) launched an exciting and exquisite Season of Love Diamond Jewellery collection exclusively at Shoppers Stop’s outlets in Mumbai. The collection of stylish and lightweight designs in gold and diamonds was unveiled at a fashion show this evening at Shopper’s Stop, In Orbit Mall, Malad.

Each piece looks large and solid, but is actually extremely light and easy to wear. The secret? Hollow interiors that are not apparent to the viewer due to special techniques used in crafting. Stylish and lightweight, the pieces are also extremely affordable.

The famous fashion designer Nidhi Jain Kumar – famous for her Indo-Western blend, designed a special collection for the launch. Speaking on the occasion Nidhi said “Valentine is the day of love and truly nothing expresses love better than a diamond.  LJOW wished to commemorate the season with this special collection. The specially designed gowns for the collection are all inspired from the love, passion and talent that have gone in the making of this new collection.”

Singer and actress Amika Shail presented the collection in her melodious voice humming the tune of her song ‘Ittefaqan’ from the upcoming movie Wedding Anniversary. Amika who was the show-starter for the collection said, “The quality of the product is a direct reflection of the quality of the excellent team that LJOW has and I must say that it’s unparalleled and excellent.”

The show-stopper of the evening was the handsome TV star Dishank Arora. Speaking on the occasion Dishank said, “It is a great pleasure to be a part of the collection launch on this special day. The collection is so vibrant and lively that each piece of jewellery speaks to you. I am sure with the new collection and the visually charged up campaign the brand will have a high engagement level and a large tribe of fans.”

Premlata Bagaria, Founder, Proton Communications commented, “Distinguished designs at attractive prices have always been preferred by the discerning Indian customer; the brand has its ear to the ground to understand the pulse of the consumer and convert it into a collection that can satiate this need. Proton communications is proud to partner with this collection launch that is sure to create a buzz. After the festivals and the Wedding Season, Valentine’s Day is yet another important day in our lives. In the US, the day sees maximum sales of jewellery, second only to candies. This can be repeated in India too!”

All India Digital Skill Mission: Kashmir to Kanyakumari

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The mission was launched by Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu with an aim to promote Internet-based careers.

This mission is the brainchild of its core team members: Kapil Anand, Sai Ramesh, Jay Paudyal, Pawan Kumar, Yogesh Mankani, Sachin Bharadwaj and Vinay Mehra who joined the mission from Amritsar. They are all experts in their respective fields and share their passion for imparting knowledge of the digital world to others.

The sole purpose of the All India Digital Skill Mission is to promote internet-based career opportunities among the youth of the country. More than 15 workshops, seminars, and talks were held in colleges, schools including NITs, IITs, and IIMs, covering a variety of topics. Some of which include blogging, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and e-business. Digitalisation and related government schemes were also discussed to empower people and help them understand the importance of internet skills in this day and age.

So far, 20+ bloggers meet is done and have traveled through 26+ cities and hundreds of villages. During the workshops and bloggers meet, the team is also giving away premium tools, hosting and domains, free of cost, worth 4 crore INR.

The mission involves traveling 20,000 kilometers in two months, across the length and breadth of the country in Tempo Traveller by road. Currently, the team has reached Kanyakumari, completing 50% of the journey, and plans to continue to the north-eastern part of the country.

The expedition is going as per schedule and will be completed by 15th March in Delhi after covering more than 50 major cities on the way. Complete schedule is live at –  www.aidsm.in/aidsm-schedule-2017/

The entire journey has been documented by the team and regular updates are posted on their website, Facebook page and Twitter profile:

website – www.aidsm.in
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/allindiadigitalskillmission/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/aidsm17

‘No Shave November’ campaign to benefit cancer patient.

“No Shave November” a campaign with a cause, a movement which is all about saving money from no shaving & the proceedings to be donated to NGO “Access Life Foundation”img_2569

The cause is initiated by MonishChandan, a famous blogger from Mumbai who deeply supports the cause and feels the need to give back to the society in a constructive way. This event aims to help cancer patients and amplifies understanding that one out of ten households has a cancer victim or a survivor. Due to the fast paced & changing lifestyles, there is an ever increasing case of cancer in our society.

To take this initiative forward, an event was organized on 3rd December at Punjab Grill, Andheri West. A panel discussion was held to understand about cancer & how it is affecting our lives.

Our Emcee for the day, Samaira Wallani kept the audience enthralled & made the cancer surviving kids dance & sing during the event.

The panel discussion was led by Maria Vasudevan- Clinical Hypnotherapist, Shiraz Siddique- Cancer Survivor, Ankeet Dave- Executive Director – Access Life Foundation  & Ms. Ritu Gorai – CCO of JAMMS a popular Moms group in Mumbai and moderated by Sayanti Banerjee.

Monish Chandan, Campaign head says “My initiative is to raise funds, educate & research for Cancer & spread the awareness.  If you believe it we can do it, nothing is impossible. That’s what I think one should help and support and give back to the society. The first step to beat Cancer is to accept that it us just an illness and not a death sentence”
While Ankeet Dave , Executive Director , Access Life Foundation says “Access Life is a non-profit organization, committed towards working with children diagnosed with cancer or undergoing cancer treatment and making a difference in their lives. The mission of Access Life is to offer a home-like environment for these families and try to improve the quality of life of these children by providing practical support services, educational resources and recreations programs”

While Shiraz Siddique , Cancer Survivor says ““We feel that cancer is economically, emotionally, physically debilitating disease. It takes entire team of people with the patient to fight the disease. It is important to have such groups and events that can raise funds for pre-post-during the treatment and provide basic amenities like food, clothing and shelter to outstation cancer patients. Such patients find it difficult to find proper places to stay and also have hygienically cooked healthy food to eat due to monetary problems. Other important aspect is that sharing of experience of cancer treatments helps others to remove fear from heart and fight the disease better as well as recover fast.”

Ritu Gorai, CCO of JAMMS says “JAMMs network is a multi award winning support group for mothers in Mumbai… We connect online, meet offline and engage in various charity interventions. NSN was a great initiative and we were happy to associate with this noble cause to create more awareness about cancer”

The panel discussion was followed by live music performance by talented duo performers Vilas Nikam and Ashutosh Virendra from Shankar Mahadevan Academy and closing act by classical fusion dancer Aavinash Payal & famous singer Siddharth Sharma. There was a special performance by Singer Ashar Anis khan who enthralled the audience with his impeccable voice and style.

 

 

L G Production to release 5 marathi film on a single day in February 2017.

L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films announces 5 film, 5 shows in 5 theatres coming February 2017.

Marathi film industry comes with  a first and bringing you this festival is L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films who have taken the challenge to produce ‘DHURAPI’, ‘SAVAL’, ‘KUMBHARWADA DONGARI’, ‘SWAMI’, ‘EK CUTTING CHAI 1/2’ at a single time.

26th February, on the occasion of Mr. Sadanand (Pappu) Lad’s birthday, 5 films are coming to win your hearts in February. These various topics and classic masterpieces are coming in the theatres near you

1) The film ‘DHURAPI’

Produce By : L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films.

Directed By : Shashikant Tupe.

Written By : Pro. Devdatta Husale.

 

2) The film ‘SAVAL’

Produce By : L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films.

Directed By : Bhagwan Das.

Written By : Pradeep Mhapsekar.

 

3) The film ‘KUMBHARWADA DONGARI’

Produce By : L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films.

Directed By : Sadanand Lad & Shashikant Tupe.

Written By : Sadanand Lad.

 

4) The film ‘SWAMI’

Produce By : L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films.

Directed By : Ankur Lad & Ramesh Surve.

Written By : Sadanand Lad.

 

5) The film ‘EK CUTTING CHAI 1/2’

Produce By : L.G Production, Sadanand (Pappu) Lad & Ankur Films.

Directed By : Jay Tari.

Written By : Jay Tari.

 

Kaveta Chaudhry directs Baba Ramdev in Yog Yatra. To air on Sony TV 1st, May

There is a buzz around the soon to release  ‘ YOG YATRA ‘, a biopic on the life of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and his close friend Acharya Balkrishna.  In this film you will find Baba Ramdev donning the actor’s garb shooting, rehearsals, riding the bike enacting his life journey of before being acknowledged as the Yoga Guru and becoming a global icon.

The promo has already garnered great excitement and curiosity among the business and film industry for the nature of its biopic. It is a 90-minutes film, but very meticulously showcases the life and evolution of Baba Ramdev and how he aspires to transform the life of people with yoga and ayurveda.

The film is written and directed by Kaveta Chaudhry and will be aired on Sony TV in a special screening on the 1st of May.  Promo link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgsE0cMYTcI

Kaveta spent months researching for the film and even while shooting, it was a revelation and rewriting of the scripts to bring to life the real episodes which created the legends.

Yog Yatra Poster 1Yog Yatra came to me with Acharya Balkrishnaji’s call for making a film on their institution, its foray of activities. I convinced them to expand the scope to include the vision behind Patanjali while including their activities. Then began my research in knowing Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna and revisiting their junctions in life…” says Kaveta Chaudhry.  ” The film showcases through the example of Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna that how by carving their own path & choosing to be who they are, both achieved global success!   The film also attempts to free us from the prevalent education system from marks orientation to an all-round development that gives the strength to deal with different shades of life – with ease, joy and glory !”

Acharya Balkrishna shares ” We had seen Kaveta’s work during the making of a public service spot.  Also, her past work profile resonates sensitivity combined with creative intuition which is very important in making a film of such nature.  When we look back, her passion and flair for storytelling make us glad she was a part of our journey forward.”

Kaveta Chaudhry (Writer Director ).pngKaveta Chaudhry gained popularity in the 90s for her TV series Udaan on Doordarshan. Actor-Director-Producer of this series, Kaveta Chaudhry essays the role of  Kalyani Singh who struggles through her journey to be an IPS Officer. The series was widely appreciated by the public, media and film fraternity as it was a first of its kind Indian tv series on woman empowerment.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTvlSglmGw8

Much before this, her role as the protagonist Lalitaji in the Surf advertisement set her apart as a thinking and independent woman.  To date, she remains etched in the memories of the public as a figure to reckon with.

Watch the journey of a Yogi who reached Zenith. Watch some unknown facets of the lives of Swami ji and Acharya ji. A real documentary film on SONY at 7:30 am and 9am on May 1st, 2016.

 

Harper India brings Beebop – a children’s series of book

The Beebop series of books bring alive a magical world where Beebop, the friendly bee takes Sarah, Jay, Zoya and Zubin on many marvelous adventures. Through the bottle-shaped tree, they enter a land where anything is possible and the only limit is your imagination! The books bring to light the element of wonder filled fantasies, make belief worlds and values of friendship, fearlessness and adventure. Beebop is a series of graded readers for three levels. The levels increase in complexity to allow for greatest success in ability and interest. The ratings take into consideration the following components: difficulty of vocabulary, sentence length, comprehension abilities, literary elements and subject matter. Each level consists of four story books and four accompanying activity books.

Manasi Subramaniam, who acquired and edited the book at HarperCollins said, ‘The Beebop books are fun, they’re funny, they’re charmingly written and beautifully illustrated. I’m so thrilled that Harper Kids is publishing a homegrown graded-reader programme: not only do the stories fit into a larger narrative arc, they are set to match the child’s learning curve at a slightly accelerated level. So as the stories continue and the characters grow, the language too alters in vocabulary and complexity. The series has given us a lot of joy.’

‘We are delighted to partner with Dream Theatre to bring this wonderful series of books for children. We hope Beebop will soon find a place on every child’s heart and bookshelf’, said V.K Karthika, publisher and chief editor at HarperCollins Publishers India.

There is no turning away from the fact that kids today are born in an age of technology. It is but inevitable that they are growing up in an environment of tremendous opportunity and information, leaving very little space for the “joy of discovery” and “the celebration of wonder” for both the child as well as for parents and caregivers. It is with this premise in mind, Dream Theatre conceptualized and created Beebop, India’s first home grown pre-school and infant brand. Beebop is a celebration of early childhood as much as it is of parenthood. The range of Beebop products includes toys, gift sets, sleep essentials and is now launching Publishing in partnership with HarperCollins, India.

Sanjana Kapoor & brother Kunal Kapoor judge The International Circus Festival at Rambo Circus !

Sanjana-Kapoor-and-Kunal-Kapoor-at-Rambo-International-Circus-FestivalRambo Circus opens The International Circus Festival – Season IV, judged by Celebrity Diva Sanjana Kapoor and Prithivi Theatre’s Kunal Kapoor. The acts are also open for public voting.

The whole circus camp at Rambo was alive with a flurry of activities, their favourite mentors from the Kapoor family were to visit to judge the new season of the International Circus Festival.

Most of the artists who double up as operations in-charge were busy setting things in order at the camp right until the bell rang for the show to begin. Then it’s a quick change into the costume and …. action!

Sujit Dilip, owner and manager at Rambo Circus escorted the guests of honour Sanjana Kapoor and Kunal Kapoor to the judges table and the show began.

Awed and enraptured by some very interesting acts on display this season, Sanjana and Kunal cheered every acts, boosting the morale of the humbled artists and adding fervor to the crowd.

Today, the growing popularity of Rambo Circus around the world and its talked about initiatives has made it a sought after destination for circus artists and enthusiasts to visit. This season, Rambo has artists from Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Colombia besides Nepal and India.

Of course the task of getting permissions, formalities, operation cost still remains as daunting as ever, however, it hasn’t slowed Sujit Dilip, owner of Rambo Circus. In fact he is more determined to overcome all this and is positive that in times to come, Rambo Circus will make history.

Already its website has garnered over 1 lakh visitors and the social media ratings is growing in leaps and bounds, proving how the world is now looking at Indian Circus differently and with more respect.

The Show concluded with a vote of thanks to the judges and offering the public to vote for their favourite act .

The entire circus family gathered for a meet and greet and photo opportunity with their favourite mentors bringing to an end a happy and entertainment evening.

Rambo Circus is running at the Bandra Reclamation Ground, Bandra West. Tickets are available on bookmyshow.com. You can also log onto http://www.rambocircus.in for more details.

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#FAME : makes way for the heart stopper this wedding season !

Nachiket Barve, ace fashion designer tells you how to in his ‘Master Class’ exclusively on #LakmeSchoolOfStyle

If it has been that perpetual dilemma for you about what to wear for your best friend’s wedding, you need not worry anymore, thanks to Ace Fashion Designer Nachiket Barve. The fabric master when it comes to female dressing is here on #LakmeSchoolOfStyle (India’s first and only video fashion magazine) with an exclusive ‘Master Class’ for you wherein he reveals four fabulous ways of sizzling yourself at your best friend’s wedding! How to Dress For Your Best Friend’s Wedding by Nachiket BarveLakmé School of Style, India’s first fashion video magazine has a host of more such videos, to help you with your fashion fix, available on YouTube, Facebook, Daily Motion and WeChat.

Hey and it’s not just about a one-off day dressing. Nachiket deals in detail as he informs and explores four dashing ways of killing it – from the Cocktail Party to the Wedding Reception to the Mehendi Soiree, to the day after – the Post Wedding Brunch! Nachiket is all set to bring the best out in you on #LakmeSchoolOfStyle.  Ever wondered, or did so each time when it came to dressing for a Cocktail Party? Nachiket says choose colours that emphasize your Indian skin. “Look glamorous yet be comfortable. Wear gowns that stand out and add chiffon.”

Similarly, Nachiket has loads on lehengas and dupattas when it comes to the wedding reception. How to mix colours and match wears, how to look classic and how to look like a princess.

So what would you wear for a mehendi soiree? Nachiket solves your problem. He guides you with loads of options which surely are light and hands free!

And on the day of that special brunch, Nachiket will surprise you with shorts and bikini tops. Yeah he’s got some special combinations on sundowners.

As #LSOS Editor-In-Chief and fashion icon Karan Johar endorses, Nachiket’s Master Class will ensure that Dulhan ki saheli will no longer look like the dulhan!

Noted actor Shashi Kapoor visits Rambo’s International Circus Festival

Noted Actor Shashi Kapoor made a rare appearance to see the special show of Rambo Circus and its troupe of international artists in the indoor theatre of Prithivi. This show was part of the Children’s week celebrations by Rambo Circus.Shashi Kapoor with son Kunal & grandchildren and international team of Rambo Circus
Davron Majidov, who is participating in the International Circus Festival from Russia, clearly was awed by the Kapoors and went up to Shashi Kapoor to take his blessings. “ I have been a fan of Mr Raj Kapoor who is very respected back in Russia, so it’s a great honour for me to perform today in front of the Late Raj Kapoor’s family. I am humbled ” said the 19 year old boy.

The entire troupe of Rambo Circus artists crowded around Shashi Kapoor delighted to see him doing well. Shashi Kapoor’s son Kunal and grandson Zahan were also present with Sujit Dilip, owner of Rambo Circus. Each one of the Rambo Circus family went up to Shashi Kapoor for his blessings and being photographed with him. Shashi Kapoorji was happy to indulge and sat through the entire performance.

The show at Prithivi Theatre was a super hit and ran to packed houses.

This winter, the larger than life “ International Circus Festival 2014-15 “ is in town with artists from around the world – South America, Russia, Africa, Mauritius, Nepal and other parts of India. Acts of Human skills and wonder include the most spectacular & dangerous act The Wheel of Death and others like Rolla-Bolla, Body Contortion, Arial, Flying Trapezee, Skywalk, Africano Fire eater and many more.

The fully air conditioned tent with hi-tech light and sound show is being showcased at the Bandra Reclamation Ground with show timings being 4 pm & 7pm on weekdays and an additional show at 1pm on weekends.

There are special offers for the Children’s Day celebrations. You can log onto http://www.bookmyshow.com or call 9930237807. For Travel arrangements log onto Grallo.com or call 09035912400.

There are special offers for group bookings and schools & colleges.

The act is on till December 4, 2014.

Witness the fun filled acts at the ongoing Rambo International Circus Festival with your family.

Teenage protégée, 16 years old, Shivam Tandon develops ‘TRIKE’!! (Innovation, a crossover between a motor cycle & a car)!!!

Shivam Tandon 1Mumbai-based, teenage protégée, 16 years old Master Shivam Tandon develops ‘TRIKE’ ( a crossover between a motor cycle & a car). He is very passionate about Technology, Gadgets, Cars and Innovation. When his family very clearly told him that, they will never let him buy a Motor Cycle as Two Wheelers are very risky. He thought of innovating a ‘TRIKE’, a Three Wheeler Crossover between a Motor Cycle and a Car; thus, very appropriately creating his own ‘TRIKE’, without any Professional Training or Guidance, just as a Hobby.

He started innovating the ‘TRIKE’ during his 2014 Summer Vacations after appearing for his 10th ICSE Board Exams, using a Scrapped Motor Cycle Engine, Front Wheel, Shock Absorbers & Steering handle of a Motor Cycle and Rear Wheels & Axle of a Motor Car. The Chassis & the Body of the ‘TRIKE’ and the supporting System has been indigenously created and designed by himself by procuring materials from the Local Vendors. The ‘TRIKE’ has been Developed and Innovated at a total cost of only Rs 35,000. He has done Test Drive and the ‘TRIKE’ is running smoothly and he is very Happy, Satisfied and Content with his Development and Innovation.

At the age of 12, he participated in Robotics Program held by “Indian Innovators Association” and “Think Labs ROBO.IN, SINE, IIT Bombay, Powai” held at “Reliance Web World, Powai”. He made a Robot along with other Competitors in the Robotics Program and was declared the winner  of the Program.

He had even made a Remote Control Aeroplane, a Car, a Centrifugal Machine and a Motor Boat, when he was only 10 years old.

An avid Soccer enthusiast, he also loves Aero-modeling i.e. Flying Small Airplanes & Helicopters, weather & time permitting.

Rambo Circus brings International Circus to Mumbai- Festival on until December 4, 2014

Rambo Circus hosts India’s 1st International Circus Festival 2014-2015 in Mumbai

For the first time in Indian circus world, the famous Rambo Circus plays host brings the ‘International Circus Festival’ to Mumbai.

It has spell binding feats performed by traditional Indian artists as well as circus stalwarts from 5 countries- India, South America, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Mauritius- which are the highlights of the festival.

Rambo Circus pitches its grand tent at Bandra Reclamation Ground, near Lilavati Hospital.

Watch the Circus in the comfortable and safe confines of the hi-tech fully air-conditioned and fire resistant tent which is a certain crowd-puller, along with smoke machines, special lights & sound effects with 150 artistes & animal acts.

It is universally accepted that Circus is the only entertainment which can be witnessed by the entire family. We invite you with your entire family to enjoy this great festival. Please note children below 3 years of age entry will be free.

You can book your tickets at the venue or book online http://www.bookmyshow.com. Travel partner call +91-9035912400 or log on to http://www.grallo.com.

For more information about the International Circus Festival you can also visit Rambo’s official website : http://www.rambocircus.in.

Be sure to catch it !!!

Rambo International Circus Festival 2014-15

SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN !!!

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Local Circles takes Social Media to the next level and makes it about Communities, Governance and Utility. It enables citizens to connect with communities for most aspects of urban daily life like Neighborhood, Constituency, City, Government, Causes, Interests and Needs, seek information/assistance when needed, come together for various initiatives and improve their urban daily life. Local Circles is free for citizens and always will be!

This circle brings together all citizens who want a Clean India. Through this circle, citizens will be able to share cleanliness initiatives, challenges, successes at a National Level as well as learn about best practices from each other. Members will also be able to give collective inputs to Ministry of Urban Development on an ongoing basis. Soon, members of this circle will have access to their local constituency circle on Swachh Bharat connecting them with fellow local residents and enabling them to organize/participate in clean up drives in their neighborhood/city. Together, let us make it a SWACHH BHARAT!

Swachh Bharat or Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Campaign Clean India) is a national level campaign by the Government of India covering 4041 statutory towns to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country.

This campaign was officially launched on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself wielded broom and cleaned a road. The campaign is India’s biggest ever cleanliness drive and 3 million government employees and schools and colleges students of India participated in this event

#FAME – a talent led digital entertainment network LIGHTS UP DIWALI WITH A SLEW OF CONTENT

#Fame showcases a slew of exclusive Diwali content. #Fame has spectrum of special content lined up – From mouthwatering festival recipes shared by Celebrated VJ Maria Goretti to smart ideas to refurbish homes in the festive season, from Diwali style tips by India’s leading fashion bloggers to hilarious festive gags by Sikander Sidhu, one of India’s leading upcoming comics. #fame is available to consumers across platforms and devices including YouTube, Facebook, WeChat, Daily Motion. #fame Diwali programming includes:

Food:
Be it some mouthwatering Jalebis or delicious Yogurt Minty Chicken, Maria Goretti, a gastronomic expert, showcases on how one needs just few minutes of their presence in the kitchen to get these things right on the table. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTh9aD1R1SE)

Beauty & Fashion:
Whether it is an office party or a Diwali card party with a bunch of friends, easy DIY tutorials available on-the-go. That’s not all; you can now make statement jewellery and save extra bucks through quick tips on how to renew your old gems.

With #fame’s fashion network, you can also learn how to adorn your house with beautiful self-made torans, artistic gift wrappers for guests, Diwali tea light holders using cocktail glasses and much more crazy stuff.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA5bvGT5vbQ)

Humor:
Watch Sikander Sidhu adding that required twist in an observational humor and rib-tickling webisodes which promises to lighten up your mood and Diwali.
(http://www.youtube.com/livfamecomedy )