ET NOW features young leaders and future honchos in India Inc 2.0
ET NOW features young leaders & tomorrow’s bigwigs in a new series India Inc 2.0 MUMBAI, 26th April, 2017: ET NOW, India’s leading English Business News channel, is launching a brand new series INDIA INC 2.0. This series features some of the most dynamic corporate leaders of tomorrow, young men and women armed with powerful surnames but carving their own niche in the corporate landscape. We take them out of boardrooms, into their workplace and finds out what are the challenges and pressure that they face, in being India Inc 2.0. Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sandeep Gurumurthi, Executive Editor, ET NOW said, “India is evolving as a hub of young entrepreneurs who have created new opportunities and trends to build a dynamic business model. What’s interesting to see is that how these young entrepreneurs are ready to move out of their successful family business and explore different avenues to become successful entrepreneurs. The idea of celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship resulted in India Inc 2.0.” These young leaders have convinced some of the toughest boardrooms to diversify from core businesses and introduce new age processes. They are redefining corporate India and changing the rules of the game. For example, Analjit Singh's 30-year old daughter Tara shares how she secured Max board's approval to set up the country's first senior living home in a hill station. Abhimanyu Munjal, 32, gets candid with all the difficulties he faced after getting Hero Motocorp's green light to foray into financial services. The series begins with HCL Founder Shiv Nadar's only child Roshni who takes us to the 20-acre non profit school in Uttar Pradesh to open up about why education is the next big gamble. Then there's Ajay Piramal's son Anand who chose to not enter the family's core business of pharmaceuticals but instead pursue real estate. India Inc 2.0 will be anchored by Nayantara Rai, Deputy Chief of the Delhi Bureau at ET NOW. With a decade plus of experience, Nayantara Rai is one of Indian Television’s most renowned journalist and business news anchor. She has tracked several sectors like real estate, oil & gas, M&As and regularly interviews influential policy makers and leading corporates. Tune in to ET NOW beginning 29th April, 2017 to watch India Inc 2.0, every Saturday @ 12:30pm & 22:30 pm, Sun 20:00pm
Apr 27, 2017 - ET Now
Mirchi Love Acting Cupid Through Music Waves
Mirchi Love – The strongest feeling that is cherished by people across the Globe has been beautifully transcended by Mirchi Love to its avid listeners through its all new station. From past few months Mirchi Love team has been super excited and engaged in spreading the feeling of affection in everyone. Keeping the same thought at the center of their plans, the station launched a lovable campaign for its listeners - ‘LOVE IN LONDON’ which was designed to spread the doves of romance across the cities of Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Surat, Pune, Lucknow, Kanpur and Nagpur. The campaign had a very straightforward agenda, a way for their listeners to spend quality time with their loved ones. Through this campaign, Mirchi Love decided to sponsor an international trip to London for the winner. As a perk for the campaign the station has planned to take 3 Lucky couples to London with there loved ones to have a moment of their lifetime. This is the first time when any radio station is actually giving a chance to its listeners to relish a lifetime experience with their beloved. Prime audiences participated in the contest, which resulted in an overwhelming response from all corners of these beautiful cities. “Winning a trip to London with my loved one is like a dream come true! Right from the very first time when I heard about this contest on Mirchi Love I got this strong feeling that I am going to win this. I started reading a lot to update my GK from very first day itself, hoping I will get a call from Mirchi Love for the final Q&A round. When I finally won it I just couldn’t hold my excitement in & asked my girlfriend to start shopping & planning for the trip immediately. Every day I searched something or other about London & I looked forward for some amazing quality time with my loved one in London.” - As quoted by Purshottam Madhusudan, one of the lucky winners from Jaipur. As the campaign gained amazing popularity in the selected cities, the excitement level hit the roof amongst their listeners. Swati Kungwani from Ahmedabad shared their joy by saying – “My love for being in London with someone who matters the most to me landed me in playing this contest on Mirchi Love with full dedication. Winning this was almost unbelievable to me at first because I never thought that I would get a chance to actually fly to London and be destined to be at this wonderful location with my beloved one. A big thank you to the Mirchi Love team to give these lifetime memories of love!!” Subhit Panigrahi from Pune couldn’t contain his excitement when contacted by the Mirchi team. “Serendipity is a pretty famous word, we have a film made out of it. But it also describes how I got lucky & overwhelmingly happy with Mirchi Love. I tune in to the station every night back from work to de-stress & songs never disappoint on Mirchi Love but then this contest was an added icing on the cake. It feels surreal to come to terms that I am one among the lucky ones flying to London. I would like to say thank you to the whole team with a token of both humility & gratitude. God bless the queen & god bless Mirchi Love!!” Subhit’s words of joy rightly highlight the feeling that all Mirchi Love listeners experience each time they tune into the station. The feeling of LOVE was the end goal of Mirchi team and through LOVE IN LONDON campaign they surely have hit the right chords of Saint Valentine. ****
Mar 21, 2017 - Michi Love
TIMES NOW marks its presence in 100 countries
Mumbai, February 07, 2016: TIMES NETWORK - of India's largest media conglomerate, The Times Group is set to launch its No.1 English News Channel, TIMES NOW in Europe, marking its presence in 100 countries. This momentous occasion was celebrated in Mumbai today. Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan was present at the function. The expansion, closely followed on the heels of Times Now's launch in UK, will enable TIMES NETWORK to add a potential audience of 1.4mn Indians in mainland Europe in countries like Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, taking the international footprint to 10 million on 5 continents. The network will launch TIMES NOW with the support of Bobbles Media GmbH DTH and OTT platforms in Europe. Recently, the TIMES NETWORK's International Business received the 'Porter Prize for Strategy 2016' from the Institute of Competitiveness, affiliated to the Harvard Business School for 'Creating Distinctive Value'. Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan joined in the celebrations by cutting a cake on the occasion. M K Anand, MD & CEO, TIMES NETWORK said, "Today, with India's growing participation in international affairs, engaging with the Indian diaspora is equally important towards our economic development. I feel, as India's leading English broadcast network, it's the right time for us to create a global presence for ourselves and for our country. Through our approach towards television news journalism, which revolutionised the way news was presented in the country, we plan to represent a modern, vibrant, successful and vocal India to the world." Bollywood Actor Hrithik Roshan said, "TIMES NOW, thank you for having me here to celebrate TIMES NOW reaching 100 countries. This is an exceptional achievement. Supplying objective and unbiased news to the world to make them aware of their environment is one of the noblest services that we can provide and I wish the entire team of TIMES NOW for this milestone hope that that the entire team of TIMES NOW reaches more than 183 countries in the coming year. Finally I personally believe and admit that no success is achieved solely but by the efforts of an entire team and that's what TIMES NOW has managed to do." Naveen Chandra, Head International Business, TIMES NETWORK added, "This is truly a landmark achievement considering we were the last Indian TV network to begin international operations and have reached 100 countries in just a little over 5 years. From Times Now's commercial launch in Australia in early 2011 to its launch in Western Europe in December last year, it has been an incredible journey. We have been a part of some of the largest global Indian events and built some of very effective enabling platforms for the Diaspora's engagement with India and for Indian brands to expand internationally. We are all set to launch our first local content initiatives in Europe and look forward to growing aggressively in the future." The flagship channel of TIMES NETWORK, the broadcast arm of Bennett Coleman & Co—TIMES NOW has consistently been the most watched English News Channel over the last nine years and continues to dominate the market. It commands 43% market share in the English News category, and 58% overall market share during prime time English News, according to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India. About TIMES NOW: TIMES NOW has been India's No. 1 English News channel for over 8 years now. It is a channel that stands for credibility and unbiased approach in bringing news and reportage to the viewers. Sharp, incisive and direct, Times NOW is the nation's voice in news. Its distinctive style and fearless approach makes it different from the others. TIMES NOW engages with viewers in 100 countries across the globe. MEDIA CONTACTS: Adfactors PR Mumbai Marcelo Azavedo, Ph.: 09673883707, Email id: email@example.com, Direct: +91-22-67474524 Hinjal Veera, Ph.: 09892745252, Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org, Direct: +91-22-67474690
Feb 8, 2017 - Times Now
BCCL Lang's AllWomenBikeRally gets registered in Limca Book of Records
All Women Bike Rally gets registered in Limca Book of Records All Women Bike Rally(AWBR), which has become a symbol of women's freedom and liberation, recently got registered in Limca Book of Records under the category Largest All Women Bike Rally. An initiative of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd - Languages Division, the 2016 edition of the rally attracted a record participation riding two-wheelers in 10 cities across the country. The rallies were held simultaneously in Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune and Thane on 13th March 2016. Like every year, women from all walks of life participated in the rally, asserting their independence and breaking traditional gender stereotypes. AWBR as a concept was seeded 5 years back by Navbharat Times, post the horrific Nirbhaya incident, with an objective to encourage women to reclaim their city without any fear. This program empowered the women of Delhi and gave them a tangible and constructive symbol through which they asserted themselves with pride and confidence. The rally was the concluding event for this campaign & since then has become a must go event for everyone to express solidarity with the cause & celebrate women hood. In 2014, AWBR got recognized by International News Media Association (INMA) & was awarded a Gold in the category of Events to Build a News Brand.
Jan 27, 2017 - Navbharat Times
Times Litfest Mumbai, a treat for literature aficionados!!
Times Litfest - Mumbai entered its 6th edition at the historic venue, Mehboob Studios in Bandra on 2-4th Dec 2016. With a thought provoking theme of The Man-Woman thing, the festival truly celebrated the worlds first relationship. It was a playground for thinkers, writers, journalists and artists from across the world to interact and discuss. Many internationally acclaimed authors and panellists like Ramachandra Guha, Tina Brown, Strobe Talbott, Emma Woolf etc. were present in this edition. 155+ authors, 100 sessions and sundown performances by Shantanu Moitra, Gulzar, Shreya Ghoshal and Wadali Brothers mesmerised the audience at this beautiful venue. The festival was a treat for literature aficionados from sensational conversations during the sessions to the beautiful art installations at the quadrangle.
Jan 24, 2017 - The Times of India
GRAZIA COVER GIRL HUNT FINALE UNVEILS THE NEXT FACE OF FASHION
The four month long hunt for the perfect cover girl comes to an end with Madhulika Sharma as the winner Mumbai, February 13th, 2016: As a brand that symbolizes fashion that is young, fun and fearless, Grazia never seizes to amaze and the grand finale of “Grazia Cover Girl Hunt” was no exception. It was a fashion forward night at Hard Rock Cafe, Worli, as some of the most stylish people in the city came together to welcome the fresh faces of fashion to their glamorous world amid the celebrations. The evening was hosted by the gorgeous, actress and model Ira Dubey The four-month long nationwide hunt for the ideal cover girl that ended on Monday, 13th February 17’ saw four young deserving beauties chosen by our jury. Madhulika Sharma was announced as the winner with TJ Bhanu, Namrata Sheth, and Irene Augustine as runner ups. The hunt, just like last year, was held across four cities- Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore & Guwahati. Every city had its individual panel of judges including Mehernaaz Dhondy, Tarun Khiwal and Lubna Adams along with more veterans from the fashion industry who shortlisted 11 finalists from the thousands of entries received. The one of a kind annual talent hunt, currently in its third successful edition, applauded the beautiful and talented girls across the nation. The night started on a high note with fashion divas and celebrities dazzling on the red carpet. Malaika Arora Khan looked ravishing as ever as she walked the red carpet in a gorgeous Amit Agarwal gown. Tamannaah Bhatia was a complete stunner in a ravishing black laced designer jumpsuit. The dashing, Mr. World 2016, Rohit Khandelwal graced the event looking dashing and dapper as ever. Fashion designer Gaurav Gupta and leading photographer Colston Julian were also present at the venue. The above were also the jury for the Grazia Cover Girl Hunt grand finale. Commenting on the finale of the much talked about cover girl hunt, Mehernaaz Dhondy, Editor of Grazia said: “With the Grazia Cover Girl Hunt we are able to shine the spotlight on the new, the deserving and the talented, and we are very proud of the fact that our winners from last year have done phenomenally well in the fashion space post their win and appearance on the cover of Grazia. We hope the winners from tonight will be the names and faces that you will hear and see this year." When asked Malaika Arora Khan about being a judge, she stated, “It was a lot of fun and I was absolutely looking forward to it. Malika further added on what she was searching for in the winner," She just needs to be easy and sensuous for the cover, someone who can be herself and stand out, I am looking for originality." Speaking about the finale Tamannah Bhatia said, “The winner according to me needs to be innate and self-confident. When we started off as actors I don't think we were as prepared as these contestants are. I feel they are extremely confident and as a judge I'm looking for a confident personality”. The GRAZIA Cover Girl Hunt was presented by – Presenting Partner - Reliance Trends. The other sponsors were Associate Partner – Ponds BB+; Footwear & Accessory Partner – Aldo ; Styling Partner – Jean Claude Biguine; Jewellery Partners – Gili and Tichino ; Venue Partner – Hard Rock Café ; Television Partner – NDTV GoodTimes.
Feb 14, 2017 - Grazia
The Times of India taps into Emojis for Valentine's Day with #CodeLove
Emojis have become a way of life. Communication through signs, icons and pictures is hardly new across different cultures. Hieroglyphics to Emoji-glyphics, it has always been interesting and intriguing to express oneself through pictures. And, when it comes to expressing love, the youth struggles to find the right words to confess their emotions. Love is more about blushes, winks and going googly eyes, right? Emojis make speaking mush much more cute and easier with the much-needed tinge of mystery. Taking a leaf from the young people’s undying love for the emojis, The Times of India is celebrating #CodeLove across all its youth centric supplements like Bombay Times, Delhi Times, Chennai Times, Bangalore Times, Ahmedabad Times, Calcutta Times, Hyderabad Times and Pune Times. #CodeLove has been designed as an interactive campaign to celebrate the power of emojis in life of youth. Everything around love including love stories, movies, songs and dialogues will be decoded in emojis. As a fun interactive campaign, #CodeLove will have series of quizzes, puzzles, articles, blogs and vlogs that will test the power of emojis to express oneself. The campaign has a mix of editorial content and interactive user-generated gifs and pictures. Across multiple city editions, the publication shall reinterpret emergent love themes in the times of emoji viz. online dating themes, the gifting ideas, romance in the age of “instant”, long distance relationships etc. The attempt is also to recreate the iconic movie scenes in a language of emoji. The campaign also reimagines celebrity love stories in emojis and allows audience to participate with their own versions of their love stories. Youth have already replaced their Qwerty keys with Emoji keys. Who knows, there might be a book soon with emojis as the script! Till then, be a part of #CodeLove, and wish your loved ones. Tweet to us at @BombayTimes using #CodeLove, and you might win more than just hearts. About The Times Of India : As an iconic brand that has empowered millions of readers through last 178 years, The Times of India (TOI) has always aimed to be a positive change-agent and a window to a limitless world of opportunities. The publication has an unparalleled footprint of over 4.4 million newspapers sold daily with a cumulative reader base of 14+ millions. Reflecting the diversity of India and regional issues, TOI publishes 55 different editions to cater to our varied geographies and cultural nuances. The portfolio offers a range of 47 city-specific supplements like Bombay Times, Delhi Times, Bangalore Times etc. and unique publications like Times Life, Times Property, Education Times and Times Ascent to cater to a wide range of interests. Bearing the spirit of being an empowering change agent, The Times of India has successfully launched several national initiatives such as Lead India, Aman ki Asha, Social Impact Awards, Teach India, Times Scholars and Citizen Reporter and many more. In recent years, Times Internet Limited, the digital venture of TOI, has led the Internet revolution in India offering wide range of services from online news to e-commerce, music, video, daily deals etc. TOI.in is India’s most preferred news destination across web, mobile and app. TOI.in reaches over 150m visitors on the web; and serves 2 billion page views every month across web and mobile, thus augmenting the TOI’s presence in every corner of the globe.
Feb 8, 2017 - TOI Metro Supplements (TIMS)
Femina Super Daughter Awards 2017
10 gorgeous achievers and their parents took center stage at the Femina Super Daughter Awards 2017, presented by Prince Jewellery, powered by Sathyabhama University, in Chennai It was an emotionally-charged evening at the Femina Super Daughter Awards 2017, presented by Prince Jewellery, powered by Sathyabhama University, in Chennai, where several women achievers stepped forward to thank their parents for giving them wings. Femina, Indias leading womens magazine brand, presented the second edition of the Femina Super Daughter Awards 2017, presented by Prince Jewellery, powered by Sathyabhama University, to recognize and honour prominent parent-daughter duos from various fieldsfilms, sports, theatre, performing arts, business and so on. The awards are a platform for daughters to acknowledge their parents achievements and the unique bond they share. Some unstoppable parent-daughter duos that were felicitated last night included: 1. Actor Tamannah Bhatia and mom Rajni Bhatia 2. Entrepreneur Aishwarya R Dhanush and mom Latha Rajnikanth 3.Actor R Parthiban and daughter PS Keerthana, Assistant Director 4.Athlete Anju Bobby George and dad KT Markose 5.Cricketer Thirushkamini MD and dad M Dickeshwashankar 6.Architect Krithika Subramaniam and mom educationist Padmini Vishwanathan 7.Former model and social entrepreneur Shveta Jaishankar and parents Rajam Jaishankar and TS Jaishankar 8.Designer Neesha Amrish and mom Veena Aggarwal 9.Kathak dancers Avani Giri and Jigyasa Giri 10. Sailor and Doctor Rohini Rau and theatre personality mom Aysha Rau Speaking on the occasion Tanya Chaitanya, Chief Community Officer and Editor, Femina said, The bond that parents share with their child is so unique. Daughters, in particular, are delicate and feisty all at once. As a mom, I feel great pride to be a part of the Femina Super Daughter Awards 2017, which celebrates this beautiful bond, in a country, which has traditionally not exactly celebrated the girl child. An emotional Rajni Bhatia, mother of actor Tamannah Bhatia, said, Tamannah was always a talented child, and at the age of 14, when an opportunity came by, she asked me if she could pursue acting. My first reaction was No. Then I remembered, that it was always my dream to be news anchor, and my mom didnt encourage me to pursue it. And so, it has always been a regret of mine. I couldnt let my daughter live with such a regret, and so I told her to grab the opportunity. Well known VJ and RJ Bhavana Balakrishnan, who was the host for the evening, kept the audience thoroughly entertained with her banter. The energy intensified as the evening progressed, with a fashion show by designer Rehana Basheer, who walked the ramp with her mother at the end, in a touching finale. It was followed by a rib-tickling comic act by stand-up comic Alexander. The awards were presented by Prince Jewellery and powered by Sathyabama University. Other partners for the awards were, Design partner- Rehana Basheer, Beauty Partner- Aloe Veda, Styling partner- Green Trends, VST Grandeur (Jaguar) and Hospitality Partner- Feathers-A Radha Hotel.
Jan 30, 2017 - Femina
Why OYO may be SoftBank’s Darkest Horse in India
Delhi, 23 June 2017 While most of SoftBank's investments in India have little to write home about, one or two giant winners will be more than adequate for bumper returns from its entire India hand, even if the rest prove to be duds. The billion-dollar question of course, is which one is going to be the winner, and which ones will be the flops. Cash burn, though, have today become two four-letter words, as funding dries up and investors yearn for the colour black. And, back in Gurgaon, OYO Rooms founder Ritesh Agarwal seems to have toned down his unbridled aggression after learning from some mistakes. Justin Wilson, Operating Partner at SoftBank, sounds optimistic about the progress made by OYO. Ritesh and his team, says Wilson, are not just addressing accommodation standards in India, but are also elevating the hospitality experience for the budget traveller. In its next issue of The Economic Times Magazine, read more about OYO’s Plan to get into the Black. To book your copy, sms ETMS to 58888, or speak to your nearest vendor. ET Magazine is India’s largest business magazine that provides an evolved read to ET’s audience by bringing together the best of newspaper and magazine values in an easy-to-read and easier-to-digest format. For further details, contact Karthika V S, email@example.com
Jun 23, 2017 - ET Magazine
The 64th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2017
~The ceremony was a magnificent celebration with the stars vying for the coveted black lady~ Hyderabad 17, 2017: The 64th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2017 was an exceptional evening dominated by prominent personalities from the film fraternity, such as A.R Rahman, Prakash Raj, Khushboo, R Madhavan Allu Arjun, LakshmI Manchu Samantha Prabhu, Rana Daggubati, Comedian Ali, Trisha, Sudheer Babu, Regina Cassandra, Suriya, Pragya Jaiswal, Lavanya Tripathi, and many more. With the best of the South fraternity gathered under one roof, it was a fun-filled evening for the stars and the audiences alike. The highlight of the evening at HICC Novotel in Hyderabad was to see the stars win make heartfelt speeches as they took home the coveted black lady with pride. The red carpet of the 64th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2017 was an extravagant affair, with stars dressed in their absolute best walking the red carpet. The hosts of the evening, the very dashing Vijay Devarakonda and Allu Sirish along with the gorgeous Ragini Dwivedi did a laudable job with their interactive sessions and one-liners, keeping the audiences on the edge of their seats. The high points of this eventful evening were the mesmerizing performances and acts by the gorgeous Rakulpreet Singh and Nikki Galrani. Further, the versatile actors Shradha Srinath and Manjima Mohan brought glamour to the house with their captivating performances. The Southern divas like Catherine and Ramya Nambeeshan set the stage ablaze leaving the audiences enthralled throughout the evening. Other electrifying performers included, Samyukta Hegde and Aparna Balamurli. The night saw the recognition and acknowledgment of talent across Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada cinema by the entire Southern film fraternity and wrapped up on a high note. The title sponsor for the event was Jio and the associate sponsors were Dazller Eterna, Reliance Digital and Luker. The awards were powered by LYF and Reliance Trends. Television partners are (Tamil) Vijay Tv, (Telugu) Maa Tv, (Kannada)Suvarna TV and (Malayalam) Asia Net. Metal partner is Luminex Uno, Online Jewellery Partner is Nakshatra World, Radio Partner is Radio Mirchi, Multiplex Partner is Orienta Cine Advertising, Trophy Partner is The Award Gallery, Outdoor Partner is Prakash Arts, Hospitality Partner is Hyderabad International Convention Center & Novotel, Event Management by Fountainhead Entertainment, Technical Direction & Stage Management by On Cue Productions and Acts were conceptualized & choreographed by Satish Krishnan.
Jun 19, 2017 - Filmfare
The Opportunity in Machine Learning
Delhi, 11 June 2017 Today, a learning computer is much more of a reality. While artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) concepts have been around since the 1940s and 1950s, it is the availability of huge amounts of data that is making the difference today. “Learning computers” are solving real problems in India. The problem in ML and AI may, however, be one of talent. Most of the colleges do not impart AI-specific training as part of formal learning and the percentage of professionals with PhD in AI-related technologies is very less among the population of data scientists and data engineers. “India produces a good number of engineers; however, engineering talent has largely focused on IT and not on research and innovation. For AI employability, companies need professionals having strong research mindset.” Says Akhilesh Tuteja, partner and head of technology at KPMG In its next issue of The Economic Times Magazine, read more about the opportunities in Machine Learning. To book your copy, sms ETMS to 58888, or speak to your nearest vendor. ET Magazine is India’s largest business magazine that provides an evolved read to ET’s audience by bringing together the best of newspaper and magazine values in an easy-to-read and easier-to-digest format. For further details, contact Karthika V S, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 10, 2017 - ET Magazine
Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2017
The theme for this year’s awards was the transport systems of the world, and showcased iconic modes of getting around like the double-decker buses of London, the gondolas of Venice and the tuk-tuks of Bangkok.Now in its sixth year, the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards aims to present the most coveted and relevant awards in the Indian travel industry. Nominations were invited from a panel of travel experts, and readers then voted to award both Indian and international destinations across categories like food and drink, value, family travel, romance, adventure, wildlife, relaxation, indulgence and shopping, with awards also going to emerging destinations and India’s favourite destination. The esteemed panel of experts, who shortlisted the nominees for this year, comprised Karan Anand, Head – Relationships and Supply Management, Cox & Kings, Veena Patil, Managing Director of Veena World, Sucheta Potnis and Hans Tuinman, founders of travellers-palm.com, Manu Kashyap, Director, Windmill Holidays, Deep Kalra, CEO, MakeMyTrip.com, Vishal Suri, Managing Director, SOTC, Primrose Monteiro-D’Souza, Editor, Lonely Planet Magazine India, and Madhavan Menon, CMD, Thomas Cook India Ltd. Award winners of this year 1. Best destinations for culture: Japan (International), Karnataka (Indian) 2. Best destinations for adventure: New Zealand (International), Maharashtra (Indian) 3. Best destinations for indulgence: France (International), Rajasthan (Indian) 4. Best destinations for value: Malaysia (International), Tamil Nadu (Indian) 5. Best destinations for romance: Austria (International), Munnar, Kerala (Indian) 6. Best destinations for shopping: The USA (International), New Delhi (Indian) 7. Best destinations for wildlife: South Africa (International), Madhya Pradesh (Indian) 8. Best destinations for food & drink: Spain (International), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Indian) 9. Best destinations for relaxation: Thailand (International), Goa (Indian) 10. Best destinations for families: Singapore (International), Himachal Pradesh (Indian) 11. Best emerging destinations: Iceland (International), Meghalaya (Indian) 12. India’s favourite destination: Switzerland Present at the ceremony were renowned names from the industry namely Arjun Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Rohit Khandelwal – Mr. World 2016, Pankhuri Gidwani – fbb Femina Miss Grand India 2016, Diana Penty, Pooja Hegde, Neha Dhupia, Karan Singh Grover, Salman Yusuff Khan, Evelyn Sharma, Karthik Aryan, Harshvardhan Rane, Shama Sikandar, Rhea Chakraborty, Kriti Kharbanda, Adah Sharma, and Tamannaah Bhatia. Notable names from various industries included Mr. Rakshit Desai – Managing Director, Indian Subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group – FCM Travel Solutions; Mr. Cajetan Araujo – Hotel Manager, The St. Regis Mumbai; Mr. Riddhi Mukherjee from the Wadhwa Group; Mr. Sudhir Patil and Mr. Neil Patil – Directors, Veena World; Mr. Ravi Prakash, Chief General Manager, Corporate Strategy & New Businesses – State Bank of India; Ms. Bhawna Tiwari – CROCS India; Mr. Ibrahim Hakki Gutay – General Manager, Western & Southern India, Turkish Airlines; Mr. Debolin Sen – Head, Enable Travel; Mr. Vaibhav Tewari, Brand Manager, TUMI; Mr. Rahul Bharadwaj, Marketing Manager, Skoda; Mr. Jae Hyoung Kim – Deputy Director, Korea Tourism Organization; Mr. Norton Stokes, General Manager, Fratelli Wines; Ms. Jane Mason and Mr Fabien Bontems, Co-founders, Mason & Co; Mr. P. Bala Kiran IAS – Director, Kerala Tourism; Ms. Sheema Vohra – Managing Director, India, Brand USA; Mr. Adrian Kong – Singapore Tourism Board; Mr. Mohd Hafiz Hashim – Director, Tourism Malaysia; Mr. Ignacio Ducasse Gutierrez – Director, Tourism Office of Spain, Mumbai; and Ms. Soraya Homchuen – Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mumbai; Ms. Sheetal Munshaw – Director, France Tourism Development Agency; Mr. Yuvraj Padole – Madhya Pradesh Tourism; Mr. Jaswant Singh Raghav, Senior Programme Officer, Delhi Tourism Board; Ms Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager: India, South African Tourism; Dr. Chandrashekar Doddamani, Joint Director, Dept of Tourism, Govt of Karnataka; Ms Dheera Majumder, India Representative, Japan National Tourism Organisation; Mr Thiruvasan, Tourist Officer, Tamil Nadu Tourism Board; Ms Christine Mukharji, Director, Austrian National Tourist Office; Shri Ved Pandey, Manager, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation; Shri Manoj Singh, Deputy Director, Dept of Tourism, Govt of Rajasthan; Ms Neha Bhola, Country Manager, India, Tourism New Zealand; Ms. Swati Kale – General Manager, MTDC; Shri Bimlesh Kumar Audichya, Deputy Director, Uttar Pradesh Tourism; Mr Gul R. Kripalani, Honorary Consul General, Iceland; Ms Seema Kadam, Area Manager West and South India, Switzerland Tourism. The Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2017 was organized by Auto Partner: Skoda, Simply Clever, Foreign Travel Card Partner: State Bank of India, Travel Partner: Veena World, Footwear Partner: CROCS India, Holiday Partner: Flight Shop, Luxury Travel Companion Partner: TUMI, Wardrobe Partner: Raymond, Airline Partner: Turkish Airlines, Associate Partner: Korea Tourism, Accessible Holiday Partner: Enable Travel, Realty Partner: Wadhwa Group, Venue Partner: The St. Regis Mumbai, Appreciation Partner: Fratelli Wines, Chocolate Partner: Mason & Company, Beverage Partner: Barwings Hospitality
May 31, 2017 - Lonely Planet India Magazine
Energy Efficient Startups
Delhi, 28 May 2017 Indian ventures looking to crack the energy efficiency market can look to Elon Musk for inspiration. The cofounder of Pay Pal, the digital payments pioneer and Tesla, which revolutionised automobiles, has since focused his out-of-the-box thinking on energy. His upstart, Tesla Energy, aims to reduce The United States' dependence on fossil fuels, boost the use of renewables and push home and commercial consumers to be more efficient with their energy use. Back home, companies have been toying with the challenges of dealing with the challenges of energy efficiency—and startups have been offering innovative solutions—for the better part of a decade. “"There has been a sea change in the way companies and industries procure, use and save energy in the last few years,” says Vibhav Nuwal, cofounder and director, ReConnect Energy, an energy solutions firm in Bengaluru. In its next issue of The Economic Times Magazine, read more about energy-efficient startups. To book your copy, sms ETMS to 58888, or speak to your nearest vendor. ET Magazine is India’s largest business magazine that provides an evolved read to ET’s audience by bringing together the best of newspaper and magazine values in an easy-to-read and easier-to-digest format. For further details, contact Karthika V S, email@example.com
May 26, 2017 - ET Magazine
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