Saturday, December 8, 2018

Wockhardt Hospital organizes ‘Doing it the Right way’- the right approach in healthcare


6th Annual Conference of Wockhardt Group Hospitals

Ø  2 day program with participants from across major hospitals across the country in association with Indian Medical Association (IMA), Association of Medical Consultants (AMC)
Ø  Covered wide range of challenging issues in medication management, infection prevention & control, data use & misuse, IT and much more

Mumbai, December 07, 2018: Doing it the right way in healthcare comes with no options, it has to be perfectly right- the perfect way. Wockhardt hospitala reputed chain of tertiary care super specialty hospitals in its 6th Annual Conference focussed on the right approach in healthcare- ‘Doing it the right way’.
The conference was conducted in association with Indian Medical Association (IMA)-Mira-Bhayender and Association of Medical Consultants (AMC)-Mumbai.
It was inaugurated by Ms. Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Managing Director, Wockhardt Hospitals in the presence of senior leadership of Wockhardt Hospitals - Mr. Anupam Verma, President and Dr. Clive Fernandes Group Clinical Director.
The two day conference witnessed industry experts from across the country delivering lectures on wide range of challenging issues in medication management, infection prevention & control, data use & misuse, IT and much more. These were discussed through numerous didactics, panel discussion, workshops and engagement activities like poster competition.
Commenting on the initiative, Zahabiya Khorakiwala, Managing Director, Wockhardt Hospitals, said, “Healthcare is expanding; digitally, technologically and with innovations. In all the development it becomes very important to follow a right practise by all ways and means in all the departments and is consistent throughout the healthcare sector. The conference ‘Doing it the right way’ is to bring a consistency and similarity in the practices with the right approach and attitude. Life Wins - is our ultimate goal providing quality care and safety to the patients”
Mr. Anupam Verma, President, Wockhardt Hospitals, commented, “While many may be aware about the daily and hygiene practices in healthcare, it is a mandate to know and practice the right way and not just follow the routine. Doing it in a perfectly right way is the only option.”
Dr. Clive Fernandes, Group Clinical Director, Wockhardt Group Hospitals, said, “With advancements in healthcare it is important to keep ourselves updated and share our knowledge with fellow healthcare providers. With this conference we intend to share with participants how to always do it right because we believe that doing it the right way is not a skill, it is an attitude and our endeavour through this conference is to help participants develop that attitude.”
Guidance on various healthcare topics were given by Ms Kornelia Fiausch, Joint Commission International, Dr. B K Rana, CEO-QAI, Mr John Yoon, MD-Joint Commission International (Singapore), Mr Anil Jauhari, CEO-NABCB, Dr. Girdhar Gyani, Director General AHPI, Dr Harish Nadkarni, CEO, NABH, Dr Alexander Thomas, President, AHPI and key opinion leaders including CEOs and COO from across the healthcare industry
Multiple sessions and panel discussions were held covering the entire range of topics and included speakers from Nanavati Hospital, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, HCG Hospital, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Global Hospital, Aster Hospital, Alexis Hospital, Peerless Hospital, Columbia Asia Hospital, PD Hinduja Hospital, Orange City Hospital and many more.

Costa Cruises – Celebrates 3rd Season of Homeporting in the Indian Waters



• 4 nights Mumbai – Kochi to start from December 2018
• 3 nights Kochi – Maldives to start from December 2018
• 7 nights Maldives - Mumbai to start from December 2018


December 7, 2018, Mumbai: Europe’s No 1 cruising company, Costa Cruises, is commencing its India 
season for the 3rd time with the arrival of its ship, Costa neoRiviera at the Mumbai International cruise 
terminal today. The Mumbai home port starting today, was celebrated in the presence of Shri.Tawde, Hon'ble 
Minister School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare, Hon'ble Minister of State, Water Resources, Ms 
Stefania Costanza, Consul General of Italy, Shri. Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman of Mumbai Port Trust, Mr. 
Ashish Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary Transport and Ports, other senior Government officials, Marco 
Salvatico, Director, MICE & India Business Development, Costa Cruises and Smt. Nalini Gupta, Managing 
Director, Lotus Destinations, Representative of Costa Cruises in India. 
The event kicked off with an announcement of the sailing of Costa neoRiviera from Mumbai to Maldives via 
Cochin for the 3rd season. The sailings are from 08th December 2018 to 16th March 2019. This is the 3rd season 
that Costa Cruises will be homeporting in Indian waters and is the only international cruise liner in India to 
offer regular cruises directly from Mumbai to Maldives, confirming its strong interest in proactively 
developing the Indian cruise market.
This year Costa Cruises, has deployed its ship, Costa neoRiviera which will begin its first sailing from 
Mumbai with a Indian Wedding. The built-in infrastructure on the ship makes it particularly easy for groups 
to hold large events in one location. This classic cruise ship has a total of 654 cabins, including sea view 
cabins and suites with private balconies. With around 670 crew attending to approx. 1,700 passengers, the 
ship maintains its exclusivity and provides dedicated services to guests. Fully-equipped with a Casino, 
Theatre, Disco, Ballroom, Grand Bar, it aims to provide plenty in entertainment from Magic shows, 
operas and dancers that will captivate even the most well-travelled folks with spectacular performances.
The ship prides itself in serving up a culinary feast, catering to different dietary needs. Italian food is a 
speciality, with provision made to ensure customisation towards the Indian market by providing Indian 
& Jain meals. The wellness centre is spread across 1,300 sq. m with a gym, treatment rooms, sauna and 
steam room. It also has an outdoor jogging track, 4 Jacuzzis and 2 swimming pools. For those who would 
like to go shopping, the cruise ship has a duty-free shopping centre, and also offers a wide selection of books 
in the library for book lovers.
Massimo Brancaleoni, SVP Worldwide Sales, Costa Crociere, said keeping in mind the demand for cruises 
which is set to grow from India, Costa Cruises in 2019, will be bringing in an even larger ship, Costa 
Victoria with guest capacity of 2300 passenger. This has been in line with Costa Cruises being leaders in 
recognizing opportunities in new markets and paving the roads in fulfilling the same. 
Sanjay Bhatia Chairman Mumbai Port added “Cruise Tourism is a niche travel segment and its demand 
is expanding amongst Indians. Observing this trend, we have planned to encourage Cruise Tourism by 
inviting cruise liners to explore Indian waters. I am thankful to our Minister who acknowledged and 
supported our efforts to boost Cruise Tourism”.
Nalini Gupta, Managing Director, Lotus Destinations, GSA Costa cruise India, says “this is exciting times 
to be in the cruising industry in India. I am quite confident, every Indian who experiences cruising with 
neoRiviera, will take away nostalgic memories with them” .

HERO OF 'ZERO' VISITS MUMBAI DUTY FREE




SRK with Manishi Sanwal, CEO Mumbai Duty Free promoting Zero
December 2018 – Creating unique and unforgettable experience for Mumbai International travelers, Mumbai Duty Free associated with Red Chillies Entertainment for their upcoming movie 'Zero'. Providing yet another exciting in-store Bollywood experience, customers get a chance to win exclusive movie merchandise & movie tickets and a few lucky winners gets a chance to meet the star cast of the movie, Zero.
The campaign was launched by Shah Rukh Khan himself at the Mumbai Duty Free store on 5th December 2018.

World Disability Day 2018- Fortis Hospital Mulund Activity

  In observance of World Disability Day 2018, Fortis Hospital, Mulund organized a health check-up camp in association with Jagruti Palak Sanstha for differently abled children at the hospital. Over 55 children underwent a complete body screening which included Body Mass Index (BMI), Random blood sugar (RBS), Blood Pressure (BP), Hemoglobin (HB), Eye & Dental checkup. Consultations were hosted with Physicians, Gynecologists and Neurologists at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Dr Shruti Sonar, HOD-Physiotherapy and Dr Kedar Tilwe, Geriatric Psychiatrist at the hospital hosted a talk on 'Ergonomics and Behavioral Management' for the parents who accompanied their children for this camp. The activity was graced and supported by Ms. Samashri Bhosale, Founder, Jagruti Sanstha, Mr Anil Joshi, President, Rotary Club (Thane), Mr. Prashanth Pawar, Senior Police Inspector-Thane and Mr. C R Ramakrishnan, President, Rotary Club (Bhandup).

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

OPPO introduces R17 Pro in India to help you Seize the Night






- First ever device in India to have SuperVOOC
- A triple rear camera to help capture every moment with perfection, even in the dark
- An excellent blend of innovative technology and premium design

National, 04th December 2018 – OPPO, a leading global smartphone brand, dedicated to providing products infused with art and innovative technologies, announced the launch of its latest R series device in India - OPPO R17 Pro. Singapore was the first market globally to launch the R17 series followed by Shanghai and Europe earlier this year. The R17 Pro combines a revolutionary new gradient design with innovative technologies to bring users a smartphone that meets their everyday needs.
The R17 Pro has a 6.4-inch screen, 19.5:9 FHD+ which accounts for 91.5% of the screen and has what we at OPPO call a waterdrop screen. The front camera of the R17 Pro is at the middle of the water droplet giving the consumer a higher screen to body ratio experience. R17 Pro is the first device to use Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 and comes with 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM memory combination, improving the speed and performance. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and supports Android 8.1 ColorOS 5.2. Talking about the camera, R17 Pro has a triple camera setup on the back which comprises of 12MP + 20MP + 3D sensors along with a 25MP front-facing camera.

The OPPO R17 Pro which is priced at INR 45,990 will be available to consumers for pre-order on December 4th and widely available for sale from 7th Dec onwards.





“We are delighted to announce the entry of R series in the Indian market. At OPPO, we have always focussed on extensive research and development to create products that match the requirement of our consumers. We make products which are a combination of design and technology, keeping ‘beauty’ as the key element in all our products. Therefore, we have created a flawless product R17 Pro that integrates the best of new and innovative technology along with the best design to give our users a competitive, cutting-edge smartphone.”, said Will Yang, Brand Director, OPPO India.
Revolutionary Gradient Design
Adhering to OPPO’s design philosophy of creating artistic smartphone designs, OPPO continuously strives to create new designs using OPPO's fashionable aesthetics and advanced craftsmanship. Starting with the Nebula Purple of the R15, OPPO has been leading the trend, making gradient designs a trend in the smartphone industry. The R17 Pro introduces a brand-new "three-colour and bi/quad-direction" gradient design using a light-condensing layer that enables light to flow on the surface of the device. Due to extensive demand in the Indian market, R17 Pro offers various technological advancement to enhance the user experience in terms of the design and technology. The smartphone comes in exciting and surreal colors like Radiant Mist and Emerald Green, giving users an option to brighten up their lives
Powered by innovative technologies for a seamless experience
The R17 Pro adopts Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 for the first time, with a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio and Hidden Fingerprint Unlock. The Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 is able to withstand a drop from a one-meter height to a rough surface for an average 15 times, doubled that of the Gorilla Glass 5 performance.
The R17 Pro also supports the SuperVOOC flash charging technology, allowing users to enjoy the safest and most efficient charging experience. The patented technology, SuperVOOC by OPPO has been designed basis in-depth understanding and analysis of consumer demand and behaviour. The SuperVOOC Flash Charge allows users to save time, facilitate fast and safe charging and spares them from the fear of running out of battery charge. The technology enables R17 Pro users to charge 40% of their battery in almost 10 minutes and is OPPO’s solution to consumer’s strong need for a quick, reliable, safe and long-lasting charging technology.
The phone also sports NFC wireless payment, making the transition to mobile payments easy and convenient.

Camera perfect for quality photography
When it comes to product technology, night shooting is one of the most common challenges in the smartphone industry. The R17 Pro has been enabled with upgrades for both hardware and software, making it a smartphone designed for night shooting. The R17 Pro features a software-level AI Ultra-clear Engine that allows users to take high-quality night photos. The AI Ultra-clear Engine is OPPO's unique image-enhancing technology that is able to break all hardware limitations to maximise the image quality to produce amazing night shots.
The R17 Pro comes with a 25MP front camera and a Sony IMX576 sensor with f/2.0 aperture equipped with real-time HDR support. The R17 Pro provides up to 8 million different beautification schemes to intelligently match different users across the globe. Additionally, the customised beauty mode can now identify up to four people in the frame and enables users to adjust the facial features and preview the effects in real time. The rear cameras of the R17 Pro can intelligently recognise 23 photography modes and as many as 864 scenario combinations to ensure every shot taken is the best shot possible. The phone is also equipped with a variable smart aperture of f1.5/f2.4 which can automatically adjust to the lighting conditions making images sharper and clearer in both bright and low light situations and has an OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), which can stabilise images and guarantee a longer exposure time to brighten night-time photography, especially with a 7P lens module. The combination of these two features further heightens precision in night-time photography.
AR Stickers
The R17 Pro also comes with AR stickers which allows users to share interesting selfies with your loved ones. All these are built into the camera app without having to download any third-party app.
Hidden Fingerprint Unlock
Taking the user experience to the next level, we have introduced a new feature - the “Hidden Fingerprint Unlock’’. This allows the consumers to unlock their devices without any hassle.
Snapdragon Processor 710
The Snapdragon 710 is the first mobile platform in the new 700-tier portfolio, designed to exceed what is expected from today’s high-tier mobile experiences by bringing select premium-tier features to a broader audience. The Snapdragon 710 is designed with highly efficient architectures for artificial intelligence, featuring a multi-core AI Engine and neural network processing capabilities.


ColorOS 5.2
The smartphone is equipped with ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1. An added advantage of this OS is the Smart Bar which is a Full-Screen Multitasking function that assists consumers in replying to messages in the middle of full-screen activity such as playing games or watching videos. 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Bandhan Jewels announces Isabelle Kaif as Brand Ambassador




Mumbai:  Bandhan Jewels announces Isabelle Kaif, as the Brand Ambassador of Bandhan Jewels at a Press Conference at ITC Maratha today.

Bandhan Jewels is the latest entrant in the Jewellery Market and is the store brand under the umbrella of Style Quotient Jewellery Private Limited.

Led by a team of enterprising entrepreneurs and jewellery industry stalwarts, Bandhan Jewels is a multi-brand retail platform. It’s a retail partnership programme which is based on a concept like Oyo rooms, Ola/Uber etc. where it’s a service platform provided by bunch of professionals who understand the industry very well.

Bandhan Jewels intends to give support to the jewellery retailers by inviting them to be retail partners with them. When united under a same brand, jewellers can compete with big brand stores. This helps the jewellery outlets to be a part of perceived retail jewellery chain.

Speaking on the occasion, Prasad Kapre, CEO & Director, Style Quotient Jewellery Private Limited, said, “There has been no retail organization that is collaborating with investors and jewellers by supporting them in their endeavour of building a long term sustainable and profitable jewellery business. Bandhan Jewels was created as an answer to this existing gap. Isabelle soon makes a debut in the world of Bollywood and brings this freshness in the jewellery world”.

Addressing the media, Brand Ambassador Isabelle Kaif said, “I am excited to be associated with Bandhan Jewels, which I think is a phenomenal concept. The jewellery pieces are exquisite and finely crafted. They are pure indulgence for the women of today”.

Currently, The Gems and Jewellery industry is witnessing changes in the consumer’s preferences adapting to a western lifestyle. Consumers are demanding new designs and varieties in jewellery, and branded jewellers are able to fulfil their changing demands better than local unorganised players. 

Bandhan Jewels’ differentiating factor is that they are a multi brand outlet with a huge mix of generic jewellery and brands being sold under one roof. They have a wide range of jewellery that covers every look ranging from casual wear, traditional look, party wear, bridal wear and many more. Exclusive generic jewellery in Gold and Diamond will be marketed under Bandhan Gold and Bandhan Diamond collections. Their generic gold and diamond line can be customized according to the customers’ wishes.

Monday, November 26, 2018

‘शौर्य’ आणि ‘सेवेची’ अपूर्व भेट..




स्वराज्यरक्षक संभाजी मालिकेच्या चित्रीकरणस्थळी डॉ. प्रकाश आमटे आणि डॉ. मंदाताई आमटे यांची सदिच्छा भेट.

स्वराज्यरक्षक संभाजी मालिका आता एका नव्या वळणावर उभी आहे. या मालिकेत शिवपर्वाची अखेर होऊन शंभूयुगाची सुरुवात होत असताना,एक सुखद घटना या मालिकेच्या सेटवर घडली. आपलं संपूर्ण आयुष्य ज्यांनी लोकसेवेकरता समर्पित केलं ते डॉ. प्रकाश आमटे आणि डॉ. मंदाताई आमटे या सेवाव्रती दांपत्याने स्वराज्यरक्षक संभाजी या मालिकेच्या सेटवर कलाकारांना सदिच्छा भेट दिली.

या भेटीदरम्यान त्यांनी कलाकारांशी मनमोकळा संवाद साधला. लोकबिरादरी प्रकल्पातील जुन्या आठवणींना उजाळा देत वन्यप्राणी आणि माणसांमध्ये जुळून आलेले भावबंध त्यांनी उलगडले. दगडात देव शोधण्यापेक्षा माणसात देव शोधा आणि त्याची सेवा करा’ असा मोलाचा सल्लाही त्यांनी यावेळी दिला. स्वतःची ओंजळ भरल्यानंतरदुसऱ्याची ओंजळ भरण्यासाठी आपल्या ओंजळीतलं दुसऱ्याला देऊ करणारी ही दोन व्यक्तिमत्व या सेट वर आली आणि आम्हा कलाकारांशी संवाद साधलाआजचा दिवस आमच्यासाठी अविस्मरणीय आहे’ असं म्हणत डॉ. अमोल कोल्हे यांनी दोघांचे आभार मानले.

स्वराज्यरक्षक संभाजी या मालिकेचा भव्य सेट पाहून साक्षात शिवकाळात गेल्यासारखं वाटलं’ अशा भावना मंदाताईंनी व्यक्त केल्या तर ही मालिका संभाजी महाराजांचा खरा इतिहास लोकांसमोर आणत आहे’ असं म्हणत डॉ. प्रकाश आमटे यांनी कलाकार आणि तंत्रज्ञांची पाठ थोपटली. या मौल्यवान आशीर्वादांनी मालिकेतले सगळे कलाकार भारावून गेले होते.