Thursday, September 17, 2020

They’re Ink-toxicating!

Lapis Bard’s latest exciting launch is a superb line of addictive, cocktail-themed fountain pen inks with merry colours and merrier names.

These luscious, dye-based inks are safe to handle. The odourless inks flow smoothly, providing a pleasurable writing experience each time. The water-soluble inks have been carefully formulated with an optimal pH and they can be used with premium fountain pens from various brands. Each pretty ink is packaged in an Avant Garde bottle that has a wide mouth to accommodate broad-sized nibs with ease. The 50 ml, polished flint glass bottles are easy to hold thanks to their unique, triangular shape. The heavy bottom keeps the bottle from tipping over easily and the high-quality cap liner helps minimise leakage.

There are twelve exciting shades in the collection that range from shades of black and blue (like Black Roska and Blue Lagoon), to more outré shades (like Tequila Sunset and Shamrock). Each ink’s hue is inspired by its namesake cocktail. Lapis Bard focuses on offering the Indian consumer what he was longing for – a supremely functional product with stellar design, attention to detail, and quality without compromise.

The full collection of competitively priced inks (₹ 695 per bottle) are available at:

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Redefine Style with Wrangler’s Monochrome Collection


Upgrade your wanderer look as you own the street with a swag. The all new Monochrome collection from Wrangler takes a futuristic design approach and blends greys, whites and blacks to create an uber-modern look.


Wrangler’s Monochrome collection features a fresh outlook on tees and shirts with asymmetrical designs, HD prints, reflective prints and accentuated blurred print styles. The men’s denim range stars reflective elements and pocket detailing. The Monochrome collection plays with blacks, greys and whites and it adds an edge to your wardrobe. This range is exclusively designed to make a statement in the day or light up the night.


Walk into your nearest Wrangler store for the new Monochrome Collection. Log in to to locate a store near you or connect with the brand on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram @ #wranglerdenims.


Price Details: Wrangler’s Monochrome Collection starts at Rs. 2995/- for jeans and Rs. 995/- for top wear.


Availability: All Exclusive Wrangler stores in India.

ल्युब्रिझोलचे भारतात फ्लोगार्ड प्लस प्लंबिंग सिस्टमसाठी भागीदार आणि नेटवर्कचा विस्तार

मुंबई, 14 सप्टेंबर, 2020: लुब्रीझोल अ‍ॅडवान्स्ड मटेरिअल्‍स इन्‍क. ही जगभरातील सीपीव्‍हीसी कंपाऊंडची संशोधक व सर्वात मोठी उत्‍पादक कंपनी आणि प्रिन्‍स पाईप्‍स आणि  फिटिंग्स लि. ने हल्लीच फ्लोगार्ड प्लस सीपीवीसी प्रोसेसर च्या भारतात वितरणासाठी करार झाले आहे. प्रिन्स पाईप च्या प्रभळ वितरणाच्या माध्यमातून लुब्रीझोल प्लम्बिंग उदयोगाला सहकार्य करेल.

लुब्रीझोल फ्लोगार्ड प्लस प्रोसेसर ने आपल्या सोबतचे फिनोलेक्स इंडस्ट्रीज लिमिटेडचे करार 31 ऑगस्ट 2020 रोजी समाप्त केले.

आशिर्वाद पाईप्स प्रायव्हेट लिमिटेड व प्रिन्स पाईप्स आणि फिटिंग्स लिमिटेड ह्या दोन फ्लोगार्ड प्लस परवानाधारक कंपन्या भारतामध्‍ये आहेत. फ्लोगार्ड प्लस प्लंबिंग सिस्टमच्या माध्यमातून भारतातील प्‍लम्‍बर्स, अभियंते, बिल्‍डर्स सल्लागार आणि घरमालकांना दररोज स्वच्छ पाणी आणि मनाची शांती देण्यासाठी ल्‍युब्रिझोल कटिबद्ध आहे.

लुब्रिजोल विषयी माहितीसाठी कृपया ला भेट द्या.

Monday, September 14, 2020

More Ka-ching with IndiGo when you stay, dine and work at Accor hotels!


Ka-ching credit card holders can now earn 6E Rewards on spends at
Accor properties across India
National, Sept 14, 2020: IndiGo, the country’s largest airline, partnered with Accor, a global leader in augmented hospitality, to offer accelerated 6E Rewards on spends across stay, dining and work from hotel across India. The partnership will offer a range of hotels, from Luxury to economy category, to  Ka-ching card holders enabling them to earn 3% on 6E Rewards card and earn 6% on 6E Rewards XL credit card. Under this partnership with Accor, Ka-ching cardholders would be able to earn 6E Rewards across multi-properties in key cities.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Amit Srivastava, AVP-Customer Loyalty said“We strive to keep offering unique experiences to our customers through 6E Rewards program. We are excited to indulge them through our partnership with Accor hotels, wherein they not only earn on stays, but also on dining spends through their 6E Rewards Credit card at Accor properties. IndiGo and Accor will continue to engage customers and enable memorable experiences through new product offerings.”

Kerrie Hannaford, VP, Commercial, Accor India and South Asia said, “At Accor, our philosophy is to provide the best customer experience and to demonstrate the value of Accor’s Live Limitless - our loyalty program. We are delighted to be the official hotel accommodation partner of the IndiGo’s 6E Rewards Program across India. This partnership will offer IndiGo and Accor’s guests the opportunity to earn rewards while enjoying world class hospitality and impeccable food offerings at Accor’s extensive network of Fairmont, Sofitel Pullman, Movenpick, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, ibis and ibis Styles hotels in 23 cities”.

As a part of this partnership, Accor and 6E Rewards by IndiGo will come up with exciting offers every month for the card members including hotel stays, food and beverage experiences, and the latest offering being ‘Work from Accor’. Seamless travel and stay experiences will be extended in association with other featured partners.

Welcome benefits – Gift Vouchers:
Special benefits for 6E Rewards IndiGo HDFC Bank Credit card holders as welcome benefits
  • Flat 50% discount on room nights when booked through Accor Website
  • INR 1000 discount voucher for spends on Food & Beverages across Accor Hotels, Restaurants & Bars
Monthly offerings:
  • Through this partnership of Accor and 6E Rewards, will be offering exclusive monthly offers to members in addition to the other benefits. These special offerings will be applicable on Accor Hotel Room nights, Restaurants, Work from Accor and other product options available at

Work from Accor offer – Accor Hotels newly launched option for Corporates and Business personnel considering current COVID 19 restrictions in the country:
  • Special offering for 6E Rewards members: Book a room for the day and enjoy high-speed internet, a designated workstation, complimentary meal box, and countless cups of coffee along with the signature Accor experience

Cargill and Ecolab Help Advance Digital Innovation Across Food and Ag With New Techstars Farm-to-Fork Accelerator Class

The 2020 all-virtual class roster brings a diverse and global perspective to some of the
industry’s biggest challenges

MINNEAPOLIS– Helping advance the critical role of digital innovation in agriculture and food safety, Cargill and Ecolab today announced the latest class of entrepreneurs to join the Techstars Farm-to-Fork Accelerator. The 2020 participants, the program’s first ‘virtual’ class, will engage with mentors through an entirely digital experience due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digitization across many sectors, including food and agriculture, says Techstars Farm-to-Fork Accelerator managing director Brett Brohl. “The food system has changed more in the last six months than it has over the entire five years I have been investing in the space,” said Brohl. “The demands of the pandemic have shed light on the tremendous opportunity that exists in the food system for entrepreneurs, and we are excited about the opportunities in front of this year’s class.”

“Technology and digital innovation play a critical role in nourishing the world safely and responsibly,” said Justin Kershaw, Cargill CIO. “Through our partnership with Techstars and Ecolab, Cargill remains committed to helping foster breakthrough innovation to fundamentally transform the food supply chain from farm to fork.”

“The Techstars program brings to life many of Ecolab’s key values, among them innovation to solve our world’s challenges,” said John Guttery, senior vice president of enterprise initiatives for Ecolab. “This latest class is an incredibly diverse group of people, and Ecolab is excited to engage these entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities community to uncover new technologies and ideas that will support a more sustainable, safe world.”

The Class of 2020
The 2020 Techstars Farm-to-Fork Accelerator class roster, comprised of 11 start-ups, brings a diverse and global perspective to some of the food and ag industry’s biggest challenges, focused on a wide range of solutions ranging from robotics and AI to food and water quality. Each company will present its project at a virtual Demo Day on December 3, 2020.
The class includes:
  • AgTools, Irvine, Calif. – AgTools is a real-time data and intelligence platform that provides transparency to the global food and ag industry. (
  • Applied Particle Technology, St. Louis, Mo.  Applied Particle Technology uses real-time data for automated environmental health and safety for mining and metals manufacturing.
  • Boson Motors, Freemont, Calif.  Boson Motors designs and manufactures certified light-duty electric vehicle powertrains and an Android-based vehicle operating system marketed to farmers. (
  • Canomiks, Rochester, Minn. – Canomiks is a genomics, bioinformatics and AI-based Product Superiority Platform for the functional food, beverage, dietary supplement and skincare industry to make safe and efficacious products. (
  • FeedX, Madison, Wisc. – FeedX is an online marketplace for the animal feed industry. (
  • H20kInnovations, Boston – H20kInnovations  provides a proactive contaminant management system for industrial water quality.  (
  • Iamus, Dublin, Ireland – Iamus empowers poultry farmers to make better and safer production decisions through AI and robotics. (
  • IXON, Hong Kong – IXON Food Technology specializes in advanced sous-vide aseptic packaging that allows protein to remain stable at room temperature for up to two years. (
  • Milk Moovement, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Milk Moovement is transforming the traditional dairy supply chain by bringing all stakeholders onto its collaborative, cloud-based software. (
  • Satis.AI, London, England – Satis has developed a full stack AI operating system for autonomous kitchens. (
  • Toolsvilla, West Bengal, India – Toolsvilla is a digital marketplace for machinery, tools and equipment that solves operational inefficiencies for farm and food businesses in India. (

For more information on the Farm-to-Fork Accelerator, visit


September 2020, MumbaiA celebrated household nameSociety Tea, in association with Urban Beat Project, curated by Laiq Qureshiannounced the launch of the Second Season of its live musical web series - #SoundsofSociety,, and are here with Episode 4. This episode features a collaboration of two tremendously talented musicians, between one of India's finest yet under-rated singers Tritha Sinha, and multi-instrumentalist genius musician and IndophileMathias Durand, presenting ‘Akhiyan’.
Sounds of Society is a genre-free, no-rules, and an all-inclusive approach to presenting music-making and its associated performing arts. It features musicians and their grassroots approach to making music, in an entirely collaborative format. Sounds of Society – Season 2 is shot with minimal fuss and equipment, and will feature both, edited as well as, one-take videos, to showcase the true organic nature of each episode.
The season’s fourth episode showcases an amazing collaboration between Tritha, vocalist, composer and music producer based in Goa, and Mathias Durand a composer, producer and singer-songwriter from France. Having worked together extensively, their work is nothing short of exemplary. This episode is a perfect example of musical harmony. While Tritha sticks to her roots, and Mathias to his, they come together as one with this fascinating arrangement, ‘Akhiyan’.
In 2014, Tritha released her debut album ‘PaGLI’ on Sony Music, earn the license to break the rules as well as unlearn and re-interpret what she had learnt in her classical methods. Her next album ‘Raagas in Paris’ released in 2016 on Silk Road label saw her fuse Indian classical with psychedelic rock with her rock band 'Tritha Electric'. Whereas, for Mathias, as a young child he learned classical music on the piano from his grandmother and is a self-taught guitarist. He plays Folk Psychedelic music, inspired by Krautrock, Experimental and Minimal composers.
An elated Karan Shah, Director, Society Tea said, “Music, an integral part of our lives, has the power of bringing together people across borders, just the way tea does. With Sounds of Society: Season 2, we aim at bringing soulful melodies by collaborating with versatile artists. This season has an amazing line-up and is all set to brew a flavourful experience, with the aim of etching music and tea onto the hearts of our audience. We strive towards keeping this spirit of innovation alive while spreading happiness.”

Produced by Urban Beat Project and curated by Laiq Qureshi, the collaborations in each episode represent the already existing and ever evolving synergies in the musical world. Much of what is captured is entirely spontaneous, without any concrete rehearsals. “Some of the best music is made when musicians come together without any real aim in mind, and when they are free of going anywhere particular with their music. Like in a jam. What comes out is pure and organic. This is what we want to showcase.” says Laiq Qureshi, founder of Urban Beat Project.
Sounds of Society departs from a need to showcase any big industry names, but hopes to feature what music sounds like on the street, on a terrace, in your bedroom, on the beach, or in your backyard. The only real aim is to document the social and cultural milieu in which we live, by presenting the sounds of today.
Artists featured so far are – DJ URI, Delhi Sultanate, Hang Massive, Delhi 2 Dublin, Vasuda Sharma, Gowri Jayakumar, Chandana Bala, Nush Lewis and more.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Dream Sports Foundation launches ‘Back on Track’ program

        ‘Back on Track’  is a unique program by Dream Sports Foundation to support vulnerable active and retired athletes, sports staff, organisations and all related stakeholders in the Indian sports ecosystem
        Over 300 beneficiaries have been supported with financial aid in Phase-1
        Aim to support over 5000 beneficiaries in Phase-2 unveiled for easy application into the program across India

Mumbai, September 3, 2020: On the occasion of the National Sports Day, Dream Sports Foundation (DSF), the philanthropic arm of Dream Sports, India’s leading sports technology company, announced the launch of a unique program ‘Back on Track’. The initiative aims to support and provide financial aid to vulnerable athletes, sports professionals, academies and associated stakeholders who are part of the Indian sports ecosystem.

The pandemic has severely affected the entire sports ecosystem in India including athletes, coaches, sporting organizations and clubs. To support the vulnerable sports professionals, athletes & coaches, DSF has instituted ‘Back on Track’ to provide immediate aid by way of sports equipment, diet and nutrition, training and coaching, monthly stipends and hygiene kits among others. In the first phase of the program, DSF has already identified and supported over 300 athletes and coaches across the country. To reach many more and provide easy access, a microsite has been activated on, wherein at-risk active and retired athletes, sports staff, academiesorganisations and all related stakeholders in the Indian sports ecosystem can submit an application for support from any part of the country.

All applications received will be reviewed and shortlisted by a committee, comprising sports advisors and domain experts. The goal for the next few months is to reach and support at least 5000 athletes, professionals, and associated stakeholders in need of genuine support to ensure sustenance of their livelihood.

Talking about Back on Track, Bhavit Sheth, COO & Co-Founder Dream Sports said, “Our Vision at Dream Sports is to ‘Make Sports Better’ not just for sports fans but also for the entire sports ecosystem. This initiative aims to ensure that people whose livelihood is dependent on sports do not drop-out due to lack of opportunities and resources. We will assist them with the required support to land on their feet and continue to work towards their goals. ‘Back on Track’ will be a long term sustainable program focussed on reaching those in need pan India. Through this program, we will be able to support the growth of sports in India and provide sustainable growth impetus to deserving individuals, societies, bodies or organizations working towards the growth of sports and the sports ecosystem of India.”

Joining the nation in the fight against Covid-19, earlier this year Dream Sports Foundation supported over 6 Lakh Indians during the crisis by providing cooked meals, dry ration, and hygiene kits to the underprivileged and protective gear to the frontline workers of Govt of Maharashtra and BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation). DSF has also contributed to the PM CARES and CM Relief fund for COVID-19. In 2019, DSF trained 200 young Athletes, from the slums of Mumbai, in professional basketball in partnership with Hi-5 Foundation. Since 2018, DSF has partnered with FIFS ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ that has been supporting India’s future sporting talent in non-mainstream sports such as Sailing, Squash, Tennis, Swimming and Golf.