Showing posts from November, 2015

Renew resolve to end AIDS

Media statement  on the World AIDS Day, 01 December 2015 By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region The world has halted and reversed the spread of HIV. Since the year 2000, new infections have fallen by 35% and AIDS-related deaths by 24%. Close to 16 million people are now receiving antiretroviral treatment. In WHO South-East Asia Region, new infections declined by 32% between 2000 and 2014. Almost 1.3 million people are on antiretroviral treatment (ART). However, gaps remain. More than half of the people with HIV are unaware of their status. Those who test, do so late when they have symptoms and their immune systems are already compromised. Only 36% of the people living with HIV in the Region are on treatment; and fewer than 30% of people with HIV are able to get to the last point when HIV virus multiplication in their body is suppressed which is essential to prevent further transmission. The new Sustainable Development Agenda includes the

National “Sugar Free Dessert Challenge” kicked off to find the best dessert chef

~  Challenge to travel from Mumbai to Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Grand Finale in Mumbai ~ ~ Top 10 recipes to cook and shoot with Sanjeev Kapoor ~ ~ Top 10 recipes from each region to make it to the Sugar Free Dessert Cookbook ~ Mumbai, 30 th  November, 2015 : Sugar Free , a name synonymous to the sugar substitute category and a leader in the Indian market with over 90% market share, kicked off the national “ Sugar Free Dessert Challenge” , to find the best home cook dessert chef in India.  A very unique way to engage and inform consumers, the  Sugar Free Dessert Challenge  involved home cooks and food enthusiasts from across the country to submit their favourite recipes for Desserts using Sugar Free Natura as an alternate to sugar and be part of the regional cookouts planned in the four cities across North, East, West and South. The dessert making competition kicked off with a cookout in Mumbai that saw more than 40 home cooks, shortlisted from several hundred entries, p

SBI PINKATHON Mumbai'15 powered by women's Horlicks is organised special training run with the visually impaired girls.

Mumbai, November 30,2015: Mumbai is gearing up for its 4 th edition of India’s biggest women’s run the SBI Pinkathon -Empowering Indian Women powered by Women Horlicks.  Pinkathon has  always received a huge response from thecity. As a pre cursor to the main event,Pinkathon hosted the training for visually impairedgirls this weeked. In the 4th edition of SBI PinkathonMumbai, a team of visually impaired girls would be participating in 5KM run. To prepare them for the main day, unique training sessions was conducted at Scout Hall Shivaji Park , Dadar. In this run session a sighted runner volunteer ran alongside with every visually impaired participant. This activity not only boosted the confidence of visually impaired girls but it was anact of pillar of support for them. Pinkathon is India Biggest Women’s run created with the specific purpose of getting more women to adopt a fitter lifestyle for themselves and their families and to highlight the need for increased awareness abo

Shaheen Abbas' new collection for Gehna Jewellers, Miraki.

Shaheen has always passionately pursued her dream of having an exquisite brand of fine jewellery and has received great love for it. Her latest collection, Miraki, which finds its roots in the Greek language, is a testimony of this very passion. Miraki means the soul, creativity, or love put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work. Shaheen says, "Jewellery is a silent language and you just have to learn how to speak it" This line is much like Shaheen’s muse – A fiercely independent, intensely loving, passionately creative woman. The collection reflects the magnificent grace, elegance and jubilant love of the peacock. Taking from this symbol of exotic glamour, some pieces mirror the stunning motif of peacock feathers. Adding to the eternal aura of the pieces, the earrings give us a cascading effect, personifying the fluidity of a waterfall. Capturing the essence of extravagant symmetry, the collection is a perfect melange of gorgeous hand-crafted

UK’s RightNow Digital partners with Rohit Sharma to launch India’s only aggregated cricket news & social media app

~  Rohit Sharma Cricket News App to be the one-stop-shop, featuring the most comprehensive news & social media updates on Indian cricket ~  Rohit Sharma Cricket News App to be the one-stop-shop, featuring the most comprehensive news & social media updates on Indian cricket   ~  Rohit Sharma Cricket News App to be the one-stop-shop, featuring the most comprehensive news & social media updates on Indian cricket Mumbai, 25th   November, 2015:  One of UK’s leading sports app providers, RightNow Digital has made inroads into India with the launch of its first cricket news & social media updates app called Rohit Sharma Cricket News, today. The company has been a pioneer in catering to the large community of sports enthusiasts globally, by developing various sports apps related to Football, Formula 1, Cricket, Rugby, Tennis, Golf and Cycling.  The Rohit Sharma Cricket News app   is unique because it curates  all the relevant, authoritative and trustworthy n

Meet Bros Anjjan recreate super hit song Baby Doll for Mastizaade!

Mumbai,  November 27, 2015 :  Sunny Leone will next be seen in Milap Zaveri’s Mastizaade starring Tusshar Kapoor, Vir Das and Riteish Deshmukh, in an extended cameo. To give the crazy and naughty comedy an interesting spin, the makers have recreated the chartbusting popular song, Baby Doll featuring Sunny Leone and recreated it into a romantic devotional song. Laila Lele, one of the twin sisters played by Sunny Leone, realises that all her efforts to seduce Sunny Kele played by Tusshar Kapoor aren’t working. Sunny Kele wants a serious commitment and not just a one-night stand while Laila is not exactly the marrying kind. When Laila has a change of heart, it’s too late because Tusshar is constantly trying to run away from her. It is at this time that Laila decides to transform her hot and sexy image by wearing a stunning traditional saree while singing a romantic devotional version of the super hit track Baby Doll to Tusshar’s statue, evoking massive laughter and making this one

Ranbir’s Nostalgic Solitary Strolls in Shimla

Mumbai,  November 27, 2015 :   Ranbir Kapoor  loves his work, acting, above all else. That’s no secret. Like most artistes in love with their craft, Ranbir loves to revisit early, definitive moments of his film career. He made the most of the Shimla schedule of ‘Tamasha’ to relive memories of his very first experience on a film set.  Shimla, the well-preserved holiday capital of the British Raj, has a unique feature. At its heart, this hill town has a winding esplanade that has a unique Gothic church, a bandstand, a Victorian theater & a Tudor stone town hall set on one side. Close to the esplanade is the beautiful Sidhowal lodge.  Having finished a day’s shooting, Ranbir would often walk from the Sidhowal lodge to the ‘Mall’ to relive his memories of assisting Sanjay Leela Bhansali for ‘Black’. Shot during the cold, beautiful winters in Shimla, Ranbir learnt the ropes as an assistant director on this film.  Says a source,  “Ranbir would often walk down by himself

‘Happy Feet Home’ spreads happiness with RJ Rishi Kapoor at 93.5 RED FM

Mumbai, 26 th  November, 2015:- ‘Mumbai  Ke Asli Heroes’  on Red FM features personalities in the society who prefer spreading cheers in the society to a routine life. These people are real life heroes. Mansi Shah  (32) and  Abhishek Tatiya  (27) are among such individuals, who preferred happiness over money. They worked in the social and corporate sectors respectively,  and figured they eventually want to contribute to children . Hence, they started ‘ Happy Feet Home Foundation ’ , a hospice for terminally ill kids. It is a place where these children, in their last days, can spend time in a much happier than normal environment; while undergoing treatment for cancer, HIV, Thalassemia and various other terminal or critical illnesses.   93.5 RED FM ’s  RJ Rishi Kapoor  will host Mansi, Abhishek and some of the kids at the  RED FM  studio  tomorrow  ( 27th Nov, 2015 ) at  5pm , where they also get to interact with the channel’s listeners.  “We always wanted to be the reason for

Raj Kundra launches a revolutionary concept- Viaan Mobile Phones

Mumbai, 25 th November 2015: Viaan Mobiles, a registered brand of BSE listed entity Viaan Industries launched by Raj Kundra has recently launched their most revolutionary proposition- Viaan Mobiles with 5 unique variants in the price range of Rs 849 to Rs 12999. The phones were recently launched at a glittering ceremony held in the city with celebrity guests Malaika Arora Khan, Farah Khan, Manish Paul and Jeetendra. The USP of Viaan Mobiles is the “V-Assist” feature exclusively available to Viaan smartphone users for the first time in India. V- Assist is a 24/7 personalized concierge service which will support the users with best deals on products and services. Currently, V-Assist offers services in the field of travel, entertainment, shopping, gifting and utilities. The services will provide exhaustive offers to users exclusively for any additional transactions such as travel, movie & event bookings, Cruises, shopping with Best Deal TV and also other services such as deliver

‘Stand Up India’: VLCC Launches Nationwide Campaign to Fight Obesity

                                         Prolonged sitting is the new smoking Mumbai, 25 th  November, 2015:  In a build-up to Anti-Obesity Day on November 26 th , leading Indian wellness and beauty brand VLCC today announced the launch of its annual anti-obesity campaign to raise awareness about the ill effects of this global pandemic. Stand Up India , is a public awareness campaign that  seeks to make people aware of the dangers of prolonged sitting, urging them to be more active. People who sit for 6-7 hours every day are at an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and shorter life spans as well as becoming overweight, even if they exercise, say studies. A report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in January 2015 finds that  long hours of sitting increases an individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. This risk can be cut down by standing for at least one-fourth of the day, observes a research  by the American Cancer Society in co

Apollo and Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare sign MoU to make ‘Diabetes Disease Free’ in Malaysia

23 rd November, 2015: Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited (Apollo), a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Hospital Enterprise Limited and Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare (Ramsay) announced a collaboration today to offer world class Diabetes care to people of Malaysia. This partnership is aimed at reducing the burden of disease for the people of Malaysia. Malaysia with 3.2M Diabetics has one of the highest diabetes prevalence rates amongst adults worldwide – estimates indicate that 1 in 6 adults have Diabetes. Globally, Diabetes and its complications caused 1.2 Million deaths in 2014 - the highest mortality rate across the world. 54% of these deaths are estimated to be in people under the age of 60. Keeping in mind the startling situation, Apollo and Ramsay aim to pool their resources and expertise to provide world class care to people with diabetes in Malaysia. The strategic intent is to start these services in Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care owned hospitals, and expand across neig

Bajaj Electricals Ltd. Joins hands with ChildFund India towards flagship education program for Rural India ‘Reading Improvement - Books, my Friends’ - “'Mutthi mai Aasma - Sky is the Limit” Program

After the successful implementation of ChildFund India’s nationwide campaign - Books, my Friends’ Phase 1 & 2, which involved distribution of age appropriate story books and solar lanterns to nearly 40,000 children, the international child development organization is all set to launch the campaign’s 3rd phase.   ChildFund India in association with the CSR division of Bajaj Electricals Ltd today announced the launch of its flagship education program ‘Reading Improvement - Books, my Friends campaign’s Phase 3 Initiative titled “ 'Mutthi mai Aasma - Sky is the Limit ”  in Mumbai. As a start, ChildFund India has set-up over 100 solarized well equipped libraries in government schools across its implementation areas, by working with its 60 local community based partners. Further, to make reading material more accessible to children, ChildFund has also introduced solar powered Mobile Libraries, beginning with the first one in Bangalore, which is sponsored by Axis Bank an

SBI Pinkathon– powered by Women Horlicks Empowering Indian Women trains women to participate in the run along with their babies

Mumbai,   November 22, 2015 :  SBI Pinkathon powered by Women Horlicks Empowering Indian Women conducted training session for women to participate with their babies at Heritage Garden, Powai in the presence of Pinkathon Founder Milind Soman. The event “Baby Wearing Walk” was held to emphasize on activity during pregnancy and post-natal period and how healthy motherhood is a necessity in today’s day and age to be torchbearers for healthy families. Most of the women who participated carried their babies in slings and harnesses, as they walked alongside Milind Soman. Commenting on the Baby Wearing walk, Model and Founder of Pinkathon Milind Soman said,“ We want to change the mind-set of new mothers and urge them t o lead a healthy life and break the stereotype of woman with infants having to stay at home. Women with infants have truly forgotten how to live for themselves, only focusing on what their child wants. The walk is for urban woman to understand that it is important to take

SBI Pinkathon powered by Women’s Horlicks- Empowering Indian Women comes to Mumbai for the consecutive fourth edition!

¸ An initiative by the United Sisters Foundation and promoted by Maximus Events & Media Solutions, India’s biggest women’s run to be held in the city on Sunday, December 13, 2015  ¸ SBI Pinkathon powered by Women’s Horlicks–Mumbai will have around 8000+ women participating.  SBI Pinkathon powered by Women’s Horlicks – Empowering Indian Women, India’s biggest women’s run is coming to Mumbai for the fourth edition on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Online registrations are open at for the 3km, 5km & 10km Volini multi-category run. For 21km drop a mail on . United Sisters Foundation & Maximus Events along with super model, actor, fitness enthusiast, avid barefoot runner and Pinkathon founder Milind Soman formally announced the launch of the 4th edition run in Mumbai at a press conference at Bungalow 9 Restaurant.  Present at the conference were eminent dignitaries like actress and fitness icon Bipasha Basu, RJ Malishka from RED FM and D

Creating Higher Value in Food Sector need of the hour” - Mr. Subhash Desai, Hon’ble Minister of Industries, Maharashtra at the 5th Global Economic Summit 2015

At the World Trade  Center's  (WTC) Expo  Center   on Thursday , the vibe was unanimous, invigorating and forward looking when the who’s who of the global agriculture, farming and food processing fraternity gathered under one roof and inaugurated the Global Economic Summit (GES 2015). The summit centered on the pertinent theme  ‘Enabling Food For All’  brought together key representatives from 28 countries. Present at the momentous occasion was  Mr Subhash Desai , Hon’ble Minister of Industries, who presented a keynote address and emphasised on the need for value addition in the sector and an enhanced role of global partnerships to  make India’s agriculture more effective. The opening session saw an eclectic combination of views from international speakers including  Mr. Ghazi Abu  Nahl , Chairman, World Trade Centers Association, N.Y. and Chairman, WTC (Cyprus);  Mr. Wojciech Jankowiak , Deputy Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, Poland; and  Mr. Vladimir Vladimirov , Go