Sunday, June 17, 2018

Former Police Commissioner, R. D. Tyagi launched Book “Success Unlimited”





Mumbai, 15th June, 2018 - Mr. R. D Tyagi, IPS (Retd) present Book “Success Unlimited” Using Power of Subconscious Mind. This book contains basic principles of success, which if followed can propel any person to great heights of success.  This book will guide you to Think Bigger, Aim Higher, Get Motivated and Accomplish Unlimited Success. This book is a key for those who thrive to success.
The book highlights the importance of Spiritual power and a gateway to purify one’s thoughts and consciousness. It comprehensively defines Success and parameters of Success.  In the absence of the spiritual base, purity of thoughts and feelings and values- the success tends to sustain for short span of time. Mr. Tyagi has shared his personal life experiences in the book. While sharing more about the book he said that, “The various principles towards success have been experienced by me and I thought of sharing my experiences with the youth of our country. This was the major reason, which motivated me to pen down all my thoughts on this topic. Mr. Tyagi also mentions that, “The success principles and ideas given in the book are inspired by the thoughts of Dr. D Y Patil.” The launch of book is hosted by Dr. D Y Patil, former Governor of Tripura, Bihar and West Bengal. He is a founder of D Y Patil Deemed Universities.
Shri. Mohan Bhagwat, Chief of RSS has stated that, “The language in the book is simple and easy and Mr. Tyagi narrative directly hits at the principles which he has experienced to be milestones to a successful life. The book is totally devoid of any attempt to project the name and personality of Shri R D Tyagi as an individual. The book shows you the path to not only be successful in life but also to lead a meaningful life.”
Mr. Tyagi has taken to spirituality and meditation after his retirement and has published various books such as Happiness Unlimited, Yoga – The way to Divine Bliss etc. for the betterment of mankind. The present book of success is also written based on his personal experience in the life and the practice of spirituality.
About the Author
Shri R D Tyagi joined ONFC after completing his Post Graduation in Physics. He joined Indian Army in 1962 as an Emergency Commissioned Officer and participated in Indo-Pak war of 1964-65, wherein he was awarded Raksha Medal and Samar Seva Starfor his services in the operations. He served the Indian Army for five and half years and therafter joined the IPS and spent 32 years in the Indian Police. He worked as Commissioner of Police, Greater Mumbai and Retired as Director General, National Security Guard (Black Cat Commandos), New Delhi. Shri.  R D Tyagi was one of the most effective and successful Police Officers of the Maharashtra Cadre.

Procter & Gamble empowers women entrepreneurs in India, concludes first ‘Women Business Empowerment Program’ in India

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25% of participants secured business opportunities with P&G and its partners through the holistic ‘Women Business Empowerment program’ organized with partner ‘WeConnect’

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has committed itself to sourcing US$30 million from women-owned businesses across India over the next three years

Mumbai, June 12, 2018: Procter & Gamble (P&G) India along with its partner WEConnect International recently concluded the Women Business Empowerment Program in India. 20 women entrepreneurs, who were selected via an application process graduated from the four-week program aimed at developing capability of women entrepreneurs. As part of the program, P&G conducted training and workshops with real-time case studies covering various aspects of building a sustainable business including professional skills like consumer engagement, digital marketing, legal and tax system, effective communication etc. Taking this a step further, the holistic program also provided women entrepreneurs access to business opportunities with P&G and its partners. Through the holistic Women Business Empowerment program, 25% of participants secured business opportunities with P&G and its partners.

The training sessions and workshops were mentored by senior leaders from P&G and prominent women leaders and entrepreneurs from across industries including Richa Arora, COO, Consumer Business, TATA Chemicals; Simran Hoon, Executive Vice President – Viacom18; Poorvi Chothani, Founding and Managing Partner, LawQuest; Prof. Vineeta Dwivedi from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR); Richa Pai, FMCG Merchandising head, Aditya Birla Retail Limited; Aarti Bindra, Managing Director, ACPL Systems Pvt Ltd.; Kalpana Anantraman, CEO, Avion Systems and Gauri Sawant, transgender activist and Managing Trustee, Sai Savli Foundation and Founder ‘Aaji Cha Ghar’.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) India has committed itself to sourcing US$30 million from women-owned businesses across India over the next three years. This initiative to support women entrepreneurs is built on P&G’s global commitment to promote greater gender equality in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Madhusudan Gopalan, CEO, P&G India Sub Continent said, “We are delighted to conclude the first edition of the Women Business Empowerment program (WBEP). Through this initiative, we conceived a holistic capability platform which will help women entrepreneurs build their businesses sustainably. This initiative is in line with our global commitment to empower women-owned businesses which is an important aspect of our citizenship efforts. We are committed to source US$30 million from women-owned businesses across India over the next three years. Through this commitment, we believe, we will not only be able to stimulate economic growth but also bring about a social change via empowering women entrepreneurs.”

Gender Equality is a priority focus area of P&G’s Citizenship efforts. P&G has been steadily working to improve gender equality by leveraging its unique strengths in partnership and collaboration with industry stakeholders. P&G has also announced a series of measures designed to support a push towards gender equality across the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa region and the recent initiative in India is another strong statement in that direction.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Narayana Health - SRCC Children’s Hospital launches a dedicated blood bank for pediatric needs

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  • Only dedicated blood bank for pediatric needs
  • Capacity of 400 liters and will scale up further to 900 liters
  • Gamma rays irradiation facility to prevent complications while blood transfusion
  • Launched blood donation camp between 11th – 15th June on the sidelines of World Blood Donor Day

Narayana Health - SRCC Children’s Hospital one of the largest multi-speciality pediatric healthcare hospital in Mumbai, today launched a Blood Bank at the hospital. The blood bank will have storage capacity of 400 liters of blood and it can be scaled upto 900 liters going forward. The state-of-the-art blood bank is spread over 2000 sq ft of space, largest in any pediatric hospitals in the city. The blood bank will also have a unique technology which can eradicate any complexities in blood through ‘Gamma Rays Irradiation’ technique, which will help to prevent any complexities during transfusion of blood in children.

Dr Zarin Bharucha, Chairperson, Blood Bank Federation of Bombay Blood Bank and representative of WHO, at the inauguration of the blood bank said, “We congratulate NH- SRCC Children’s Hospital for such a novel concept. Blood is like a lifeline to any human being and there is scarcity of blood at crucial times. Mumbai needs over 12 lakh units of blood but currently we get only 8 lakh units of blood. Regular blood donors are also very less in number. Would like to also urge people to come forward and give gift of giving life to the needy one’s by donating blood.”

The hospital has also launched blood donation camp between 11th to 15th June 2018 on the eve of World Blood Donor Day, which will be conducted world over on 14th June 2018.

Dr Purna Kurkure, Medical Director, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital said, “Generally, a blood bank and blood donation camps are conducted for adults only and no one thinks about need of blood for a child’s critical health conditions. This blood bank will provide blood to children from our hospital as well as any child in Mumbai who needs emergency blood. We dedicate the blood bank to the children of Mumbai city.”

Transfusion-Associated-Graft-Versus-Host-Disease (TA-GvHD) is a rare but usually fatal complication of blood transfusion and occurs when lymphocytes in the donor’s blood engraft in a susceptible recipient proliferates and damage organs. Lymphocytes are one of several types of white blood cells in a person’s immune system.

Dr Kalpana Velaskar, Head of department, Transfusion Medicine, said, “To prevent TA-GvHD, especially in children undergoing blood transfusion, the blood bank is equipped with Gamma Ray irradiation technology”.

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SRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by Narayana Health, is a multi-speciality hospital exclusively for children. Of the 207 beds currently operational, 87 have been allocated for Multispecialty Critical Care covering new-borns to adolescents.

It has taken critical care to a higher level with the concept of Level IV care where a qualified team of Paediatric Intensivists will be able to provide Emergency Life Support (ELS) for children with failure of their vital organs including heart, lungs and kidneys. Also available are a team of specialists in Cardiac sciences, Neurosciences, Hematology- Oncology, infectious diseases, Endocrinology, Orthopaedics, ENT, Gastroenterology, diagnostics services and nephrology amongst others.
About Narayana Health:
With all superspeciality tertiary care facilities that the medical world offers, Narayana Health is a one-stop healthcare destination for all. Founded by Dr. Devi Shetty and headquartered in Bengaluru, Narayana Health group is the second largest health care provider in the country in terms of operational bed count. The first facility was established with approximately 225 operational beds in 2000 at NH Health City in Bengaluru.  The Company today, runs a chain of multispecialty, tertiary and primary healthcare facilities across India with a network of 24 hospitals and 7 heart centres and a single hospital overseas at Cayman Islands with over 6,200 operational beds across all its centres and potential to reach a capacity of around 7,300 beds.
About Society for Rehabilitation of Crippled Children (SRCC): SRCC registered under the Societies Act , 1860  and the Maharashtra Public Trust Act 1950. It was established in 1948 to start Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital to assist children affected by polio. So far, SRCC has provided healthcare benefits to 100,000 children. It aims are to organise hospitals and clinics for diagnosis, care and treatment of disabled and other children needing any other medical treatment. To create and educate public opinion on the problem of such afflicted children. Its first effort was to establish the Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital to look after children afflicted by poliomyelitis. As this crippling disease was gradually eliminated, the society started offering its services to children. In 2009 a separate CENTRE FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT to offer a variety of therapies on out-patient basis, namely physiotherapy, occupation therapy, speech therapy, education therapy and psychotherapy. Education therapy department assists children to do a variety of board examinations.


SOTC Travel introduces special monsoon travel packages across destinations


Mumbai, June 13, 2018: SOTC Travel has launched their annual monsoon travel packages to provide best value deals to customers on their bookings for the season. Despite being a traditional off season, SOTC Travel has witnessed a significant increase in queries and demand for Monsoon 2018.

The delightful combination of value-for-money packages together with an assortment of breathtaking Indian and global destinations makes these packages a great option for travellers. These deals are available across SOTC’s Omni-channel network – its online platforms (mobile & website), call centers & extensive offline outlets.

Speaking on this seasonal offer, Mr. Amod Thatte, Head Product, Contracting & Innovation, SOTC Travel said, “The Monsoons offer Indians time for rejuvenation & relaxation, a mini-break from work routines. In our constant effort to give our customers the best deals, SOTC Travel has curated incredible deals to a series of destinations. We see an impressive growth in the number of India’s working millennial opting for these getaways in addition to families.”

He added, “We have designed special itineraries offering great value for money for our price sensitive consumers and these packages are extremely popular with customers with Air Inclusive Holidays starting at INR 38,000 for International Travel and INR 31,900 for Domestic Travel.”

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

“God is an Atheist and other musings on Canvas”



It’s time to head to Jehangir Art Gallery and refresh one’s senses with the colorful and thought-provoking paintings by Boqa. Boqa (Vivek A. Perampurna) seeks to represent the philosophical abstraction of life, to answer ‘why’, rather than ‘how’. This is his first solo exhibition; an exhibition of 40 stills out of 300 canvases, to display his art. It’s an introduction to the artist’s mind and world.
Date – 18th to 24th June 2018
Location – Hirji Hall
Jehangir Art Gallery, 161- Kala Ghoda, Mumbai
About BOQA ( Vivek A. Perampurna )
BOQA ( Vivek A. Perampurna ) was born in 1976, in Patna, Bihar. The initial twelve years of his upbringing was with his father, a single parent who was always travelling.  He was home schooled till the age of twelve and the only constant companions for him were books, pencils and lots of paper to draw and doodle. His engagement with Art started prior to his engagement with academics. 
After graduating from Patna University in Economics, he was selected for Indian Revenue Service in 2005 and at present he is posted as Additional Commissioner of Income Tax in Mumbai, since 2014. Despite the rigours and demands of a full time job, he never left the brush and palette alone. It has been an integral part of his everyday routine, like a daily prayer. The initial seven years of his career when he was posted in Kolkata proved to be quite a blessing as he was able to interact with many established artists , most notably Sh. Shakti Burman who encouraged his work and was kind enough to dispense valuable advice (on his break from life in Paris). He helped Boqa hone his craft with genuine critiques and suggestions. 





Alcon Introduces DAILIES TOTAL1 Water Gradient contact Lenses - A New Era in comfort






Exceptional comfort lasts from the beginning through the end
of the day


First and only water gradient contact lens; featuring an
increase from 33% to >80% water content from core to surface, approaching
100% at the outermost surface,**


Highest breathability* (oxygen transmissibility) of any
daily disposable contact lens


Delivers exceptional comfort from beginning to end of day –
Feels like nothing

MUMBAI: Do your eyes often feel tired or do your contact
lenses feel dry at the end of your long day? A new era of eye comfort is now
within reach thanks to the new DAILIES TOTAL1® water gradient contact lenses.
These unique daily disposable contact lenses were launched today by Alcon, the
global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis. The lenses have a
built-in ‘water gradient,’ an engineering breakthrough that helps make them so
comfortable, nine out of ten DAILIES TOTAL1® contact lens wearers agreed that
the lens is so comfortable they didn’t feel anything.

Discomfort is a common complaint among contact lens wearers
– 44% of all contact lens wearers experience discomfort, dryness or red eyes.,
Discomfort, at 48%, is the number one reason cited for discontinuing the use of
contact lenses.6 This statistic is important considering 31% of contact lens
wearers in the Asia/Pacific Rim alone stop wearing their contact lenses each
year. People also lead busy lives – the average consumer spends more than 16
hours per day on all kind of activities – work, household chores, caring for
others, or leisure activities – leaving no room for a contact lens that is
uncomfortable.

Survey results showed that contact lens wearers preferred
DAILIES TOTAL1 water gradient contact lens over their regular brand by a ratio
of 13 to 118. The survey results also showed that:

85% of subjects said DAILIES TOTAL1 water gradient contact
lenses felt comfortable at the end of the day

93% of subjects said that their vision felt clear at the end
of the day after wearing all day17.

“DAILIES TOTAL1 contact lenses truly offer consumers a
remarkable wearing experience – once you try them on the eye, you’ll realize
the difference,” said Panchali Upadhaya, Country Business Unit Head – Vision
Care from Alcon India. “They are the contact lenses you actually can’t feel
when wearing them and they maintain that high level of comfort all day. DAILIES
TOTAL1 contact lenses can easily stand up to the test of very long days.”

During a clinical study, patients rated DAILIES TOTAL1
contact lenses an average of 9.6 out of 10 for insertion comfort, and 9.2 out
of 10 for end-of-day comfort. DAILIES TOTAL1 contact lenses are specifically
designed to address contact lens discomfort – they have the highest surface
lubricity (or smoothness) and the highest breathability (or oxygen
transmissibility) of any leading daily disposable contact lens,3 delivering
exceptional comfort that lasts all day.

“Our R&D Team developed DAILIES TOTAL1 contact lenses
with two main goals in mind: reduce friction with the delicate tissues of the
eye and provide the same level of comfort at the end of the day as when the
lenses are first inserted into the eye that morning,” said Dr. Arindam Dey,
Head of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Alcon India. “Thanks to a
totally new approach to contact lens comfort, our development teams were able
to deliver these high-performing, water gradient contact lenses, which are
designed to meet the needs of wearers’ demanding lifestyles in today’s world.”

Water Gradient Difference

The water gradient of DAILIES TOTAL1contact lenses has a
water content that transitions from 33% at the core to over 80% at the surface;
approaching 100% at the outermost surface.1,2** They maintain 100% of initial
lubricity (‘wettability’), even after a full day of wear.

The human eye blinks about 14,000 times per day, meaning the
eyelid slides over the front of the cornea (and the contact lenses) roughly
once every six seconds. Lubricity helps to minimize friction with the delicate
tissues of the eye and at the surface of DAILIES TOTAL1 contact lenses, the
lubricity reduces this friction and helps provide the breakthrough comfort of
the lens.

Maximizing the flow of oxygen

DAILIES TOTAL1 contact lenses are made out of the material,
delefilcon A, used because of the high amount of oxygen it allows through to
the eye. Eyes need oxygen to stay healthy. Without enough oxygen, eyes can
experience such symptoms as end-of-day discomfort, dryness and redness., In
addition, the water gradient, with a lower (33%) water content at the core of
the lens than at the surface, enables more oxygen to flow through the lens,
which is important for healthy contact lens wear. DAILIES TOTAL1 contact lenses
offer the highest oxygen transmissibility of any daily disposable contact lens
on the market.



Thomas Cook India leverages UAE growth opportunity Introduces UAE Dirham to its Borderless Prepaid Card



Mumbai, June 12, 2018: Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel and travel-related financial services company, has introduced the United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) as a key currency to its multi-currency Borderless Prepaid Card, thereby offering customers the convenience and flexibility of loading 9 global currencies on a single card.

Based on strong demand and growing traffic from India to the United Arab Emirates (an approximately 14% YoY increase in 2017), Thomas Cook India’s inclusion of the Dirham to its multi-currency Borderless Prepaid Card portfolio, reiterates its strategic intent to harness this growth momentum. The new prepaid card will now create a seamless payment experience for its customer base of over 500,000, offering convenience, ease and security in spending while travelling across the UAE.

The multi-currency Borderless Prepaid Card’s features include:
·         Global acceptance and access to 2 Mn ATMs, over 34 Mn merchant establishments and e-commerce websites
·         Chip & pin security
·         Comprehensive global support and free emergency cash disbursement & global card replacement
·         Comprehensive fraud protection insurance

Speaking at the launch, Kailash Gupta, Senior Vice President & Head of Payment Solutions, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., said, “The UAE is a top destination for Indian travellers; its convenience both as a short haul and stop-over holiday, coupled with extensive air access, new attractions (Dubai Parks & Resorts, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros-Yas Island, La Perle, etc.) are proving to be strong growth drivers for repeat visits. Data reveals that Dubai witnessed a noteworthy 15% YoY increase in 2017 with 2.1 Mn. visitors; India retaining the top spot as its largest source market. In addition, India is equally a leading source market for Abu Dhabi with an 11.4% YoY increase in 2017. The introduction of the AED to our multi-currency Borderless Prepaid Card portfolio intends to capitalise on this growth momentum and offer our UAE bound travellers a simple, smooth and secure payment solution.”

He added that one of the pillars of today’s ‘new age of travel’ is the role of e-commerce platforms and services at each stage of the journey; before during and post travel.

“Today’s ‘new age of travel is increasingly defined by experiences that are genuinely personal and personalised, that have a deeper meaning or purpose, and which are facilitated at all stages via technology and the Internet. Our Borderless Prepaid Card perfectly reflects the latter pillar, providing a genuinely seamless and secure experience for travellers.  Today, the service is trusted by over 500,000 customers across business and leisure segments, and experiencing year-on-year growth in excess of 20%.”

Mubarak Al Nuaimi, Director of Promotion and Overseas Offices Department at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “India is one of our largest overseas source markets having contributed over 2 million visitors from a total of around 5 million in 2017. As such, we continue to make relentless efforts to offer Indian visitors a hassle-free experience and entice them to visit the Emirate and enjoy its top attractions and unique culturally-enriching experiences. Aligned with this vision, we are very happy to work with Thomas Cook on including the Emirati Dirham as one of the key currency within their flagship Borderless Prepaid Card. This will effectively enable Indian visitors to maximise their vacation budget and switch between currencies without having to pay commission.”

“India has a massive potential to expand the tourism inflow to Abu Dhabi and we are aiming to increase the share of Indian tourists from the overall target number of 5.5 million visitors by the end of 2018. Moving forward, we will keep leveraging our network of partners and stakeholders as to cement the Emirate’s position as a destination of distinction for world-class tourism, family vacations, leisure and weddings,” he added.