Wednesday, December 22, 2021

TiE Mumbai conducts over 200+ engagements with Startups & Entrepreneurs, enabling and mentoring them

A Digital Community platform and SIGs among key focus areas for 2022

Mumbai, December 22, 2021: At TiE Mumbai, this year was yet another year where the association continued with its virtual engagements although a few forums were created where people could meet physically whenever possible. TiE Mumbai has successfully completed about 200+ engagements on varied themes along with entrepreneurs and VCs and had connected nearly 10,000 people in some way during these events. Interestingly the mix of these engagements and outreaches have been different and varied when compared to the last years. 

One of the key themes that TiE Mumbai emphasized a lot, is creating Masterclasses, which are building models for expert-based learning. The focus of these masterclasses was to create new angel investors. TiE Mumbai had several masterclasses run by prolific angel investors and which saw great participation as well as feedback.

“This year, TiE Mumbai added 150+ angel investors into the network. Our charter member base grew by over 30% and we increased our active member base by over 40%. TiE Mumbai has engaged with more than 10,000 people through its engagements. “said Amit Mookim, President, TiE Mumbai. 

TiE Mumbai is also partnering with the government incubators like the STPI, where they are working on an incubation program. As a part of the program, jury members from the TiE network evaluate startups who are signing up for these incubation programs.

I am hoping that in 2022 the connect and the engagement with the government incubators as well as their initiatives will gain more momentum.” added Amit Mookim.

As a part of its focus on Special interest groups (SIG), TiE Mumbai has SIGs on Healthtech, Fintech, Food and Retail already in place. Given its relevance in the community, TiE Mumbai intends to focus on two other specific SIGs, that is Blockchain and sustainability in the coming year. During this year, the association ran a marquee event for Healthcare, which was extremely well attended. It had participation from not only Indian entrepreneurs, corporates and VC, but also from the global network. TiE had speakers and investors both from the Valley and Europe. It had a high level of participation and engagement with close to 2000 people attending the Summit.

During the year, TiE Mumbai also ran several networking and mentoring programs. Close to 60 mentoring sessions were conducted where about 30 mentors from the TiE network mentored 60-65 founders. 

TiE Mumbai has started working with Corporates more closely. TiE Mumbai designs, develops and executes corporate and startup engagement programs that help both scale their tech, digital and product offering faster to customers. This has proved to be immensely successful and TiE Mumbai looks forward to continue this momentum in the next year as well. 

On the Global front, TiE Mumbai has actively supported the TiE Women Global Pitch Competition. A woman entrepreneur representing TiE Mumbai was the finalist in this competition to support entrepreneurship.

Activities planned for 2022

  • TiE Mumbai is working on an Impact report, which is planned to be launched early next year. It will be a summarization and a depiction of how Mumbai plays an important role in the Startup ecosystem and will provide for further acceleration for bringing in and growing some of these Startups in Mumbai itself. The focus of this report is on the areas of Media and entertainment, Fintech, Healthcare and Wellnesstech and Sportstech. 

  • TiE Mumbai’s flagship event, TiE Con 2022 is being planned for April 2022. This may not be a purely virtual event and efforts are being made to plan it as a global event. 

  • With a network of 50,000 entrepreneurs on its database, high profile of charter members and board members and years and hours of content, TiE Mumbai is planning to build on its physical assets. It intends to launch an initiative next year to create a community and plans to drive a lot more content digitally through these communities. This platform will enable these communities to interact and benefit from each other. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Parcos Beauty Influencer Awards, 2022 - To award and celebrate influencers in India across beauty, lifestyle, and luxury.



  • Announcing a first-of a kind influencer award ceremony that gratifies influencers for excellence with 23 awards across 4 categories. An inclusive programme that covers the entire influencer landscape. 

  • Launch of Beauty Influencer Award microsite -- now open for registration at Branded hashtag - #ParcosBeautyInfluencerAwards 

  • 3-tiered judging criteria audited by leading advisory & audit firm - Ernst & Young and judged by an esteemed jury of industry leaders from the world of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 

  • Winners will be inducted into the Parcos circle to tie up on long term content partnerships & give them the opportunity to work with international giants in the world of beauty.  



Mumbai, December 15, 2021 


Parcos, the leader in the Indian luxury beauty retail segment, has announced Parcos Beauty Influencer Awards 2022, to celebrate influencers, who, with their creative content, get up-close-and-personal with consumers and have a profound impact on their beauty, luxury and lifestyle habits. Parcos has always worked very closely with influencers in India to nurture international partnerships and as an extension of the Baccarose partnership, it showcases brands such as the SHISEIDO GROUP, L'OREAL, PUIG, COTY, INTERPARFUMS & many others. This pioneering step by Parcos will nurture talent, provide a platform to the rising community of beauty and lifestyle influencers in India and provide them exposure to international brands within the Parcos family.  


The judging process, audited by Ernst & Young, will be judged by an esteemed Jury team comprising of established names in Fashion, Beauty and Luxury in India. The microsite,, will be open for entries from today till 6th Jan 2022. The selection process will follow 3 stages and will be scrutinized through a customized digital tool. Contestants’ entries will be open for public voting till 18th Jan 2022. The final 23 winners will be awarded at a glittering awards evening at St. Regis Mumbai on Jan 21st 2022.  


Parcos has partnered with Ernst & Young LLP as the 'Process Advisors' of the award. They have defined a three-stage evaluation process which will include: 

a. Due-diligence of applications based on the defined eligibility criteria 

b. Evaluation of the entries by an independent panel of experts based on pre-defined parameters to determine the finalists  

c. Presentation by finalists to an independent well-known Jury to determine the winner followed by public voting. 

This will ensure fairness and transparency in the proceedings. 


The jury comprises of eminent personalities from the industry:  

  • Narendra Kumar   (Fashion Designer) 

  • Jatin Kampani (Ace Fashion Photographer)  

  • Clint Fernandes  (Celebrity Make-up Artist) 

  • Dr. Harshna Bijlani  (Celebrity Skin Expert) 

  • Anees Muss (Celebrity Hairstylist) 

  • Kamna Malik (Director of Content & Editor, ELLE India) 


Gratification –  

The Winners to be inducted into the ‘Hall Of Fame’ and be contracted with Parcos for a year-long partnership to be part of masterclasses, workshops and mentorship programs.  They will also receive incredible media coverage, which would include a campaign where winners will feature in a leading magazine.  


There will be 23 awards divided into 4 categories: Best in Class, Emerging Influencers, Platform & Category Influencers, and Creative Influencers. Influencers can only register through the microsite,   


Biju Antony, CEO & Executive Director, Baccarose Perfumes and Beauty Products Pvt Ltd says, "Ever since the launch of the first Parcos store is 2004, to our current presence of 46 stores, we have established award-winning retail outlets in 18 cities servicing customers across metros, select tier 1 & tier 2 cities with a plan to expand operations to 100 stores across India by end of 2023. From physical retail, we have expanded our operations to an omni-channel approach with the launch of, the go-to online destination for authentic luxury fragrances, skincare and colour cosmetics. As Parcos continues to grow, we must acknowledge that Influencer Marketing has played a key role in our brand evolution and is a vital component in our media mix suggestion to our partner brands, replacing traditional mediums of selling beauty. Inspired by Parcos’ ‘The Beauty of Luxury’ and fueled by our ambition to broaden the base of luxury beauty to a wider audience across different geographies and demographics, we are pleased to announce for the 1st time the “Parcos Beauty Influencers Awards 2022” in India to provide a platform for beauty and lifestyle influencers.   


Villoo Daji, Group Marketing Head, Baccarose Perfume and Beauty Products Pvt. Ltd., said, “Parcos has pioneered and grown Luxury Beauty in India over the last 20 years. Beauty is personal and influencers understand their audiences’ needs to craft their own, authentic yet realistic definition of beauty. Influencers form the core of popular consumer segments in marketing across categories and act as new-age beauty gurus for millennials and generation Z. Our aim, at Parcos, is to empower this community of influencers that powers our brands. We, at Parcos, are committed to developing and growing the beauty category in India and we will do this through collaborations, curations, and community building. The Parcos Beauty Influencer Awards 2022 is a step towards this.” 


About Parcos  

Established in 2004, Parcos has been synonymous with luxury, prestige, and authentic beauty products. To deliver a holistic omnichannel experience to its consumers, Parcos recently launched, its online shopping destination for luxury fragrances, beauty, and wellness products. 


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Keep the winter chills at bay with Crompton’s all-new Insta Fervor Oil-Filled Room Heaters


Mumbai: 13 December, 2021, With the onset of the winter season, India’s leading consumer electrical brand, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd has announced its entry into the room heater segment with the launch of the new range called Insta Fervor Oil-Filled Room HeatersEquipped with an appealing sense of style and design that will surely elevate the look of any room, the new room heaters range by Crompton does not reduce the oxygen content of the area thereby, preventing any suffocation or skin dryness and ensuring a cozy environment in the chilly winters.


While we all enjoy a respite from the heat, the biting cold weather can be a challenge. With everyone resorting to different means to warm themselves, Room Heaters can be one of the most beneficial appliances especially on a chilly day. Known to heat up the room when the temperatures are low, many a times, convection or radiant room heaters uses oxygen as a medium of heating leading to various issues like suffocation & skin dryness. In order to prevent such problems from happening, Crompton’s latest Insta Fervor Oil-Filled Room Heaters offers a great value proposition. This aesthetic-driven silent room heater is most efficient and effective, considering it uses oil as a medium of heating, hence, ensuring the perfect spread of warmth in each corner.


The ideal replacement of a fireplace that creates a warm blanket for the whole family, Crompton’s Insta Fervor Oil-Filled Room Heaters comes with a combination of functionality, aesthetics and innovation. Along with being silent and providing uniform heating throughout the room, given below are a range of other benefits:

  • Three Heat Setting with Adjustable Thermostat – Helps to maintain the room temperature at desired level.
  • Ambient Temperature – Maintains surrounding temperature. After the desired temperature is set and if the surrounding temperature falls down, the room heater will adjust itself accordingly and increase the heating in the room.
  • Tilt Over Protection – If the heater falls down accidently, it will shut itself down
  • Over heat protection – It shuts down automatically when gets over-heated and protects the heater from self-damage
  • Quick heating with 400W PTC heating element
  • Wave fins that heat large surfaces / rooms very quickly and comes in 9 Fins, 11 Fins & 13 Fins
















It is available across markets in India and ecommerce.



Speaking about the latest innovation from the company, MrSachin Phartiyal, Vice President, Appliance Business - Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd. said, “Crompton has always delivered innovation coupled with modern aesthetics to cater to every touchpoint of the home. Our portfolio today comprises of a range of products that ensures comfort across all seasons. Considering room heaters are increasingly used today especially in the colder parts of the country, we wanted to develop a product that not only provides the basic need but is designed to keep the health and safety of the consumer at the forefront. Our new Insta Fervor Oil-Filled Room Heaters not only provides instant relief and comfort from the wintery chills but also its key features like preventing oxygen depletion and skin dryness stands out in creating a healthier environment. Presenting an unbeatable combination of warmth and comfort, we remain confident that this new / innovative range of room heaters will ensure long – lasting and better heating efficiency, along with safety for one’s health keeping all winter worries away / at bay.”

Saturday, December 4, 2021

JOSH Foundation observes World Disability Day with Mithibai’s Kshitij and Inventia Healthcare

The world is moving towards a perspective wherein we no longer ignore the hearing disability. It is important to spread awareness regarding the challenges faced by such individuals and on the occasion of World Disability Day, 3rd December 2021, Mumbai witnessed a compassionate collaboration of JOSH Foundation and Mithibai Kshitij.

JOSH Foundation as a social institution has initiated support and guidance to hearing-impaired children for over 16 years. Founders Dr. Jayant Gandhi, an eminent ENT surgeon, and Devangi Dalal, renowned Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist, believe that providing state-of-art medical technologies and treatment at right time can help these children will empower them and make them inclusive in our society. At present, the foundation has distributed over 1300+ digital hearing aids. 

On 3rd December 2021, on the occasion of World Disability Day, JOSH Foundation collaborated with Mithibai College's International Intercollegiate Cultural Festival Kshitij and conducted an event keeping in mind this social cause and inclusivity as its prime goal. The event took place at Santokba Sadan Hall in the presence of Dr.Jayant Gandhi, founder of JOSH Foundation and a trustee of SVKM, Devangi Dalal, co-founder of JOSH Foundation, Ms. Rajat Shah from Inventia Healthcare Private Limited. The event witnessed a charged-up start with paying homage to the National Anthem and reciting a prayer to the Almighty. Then, everyone pleasingly enjoyed a few minutes of yoga and meditation sessions. They also conducted a fun-filled origami craft session which outshined the hidden talents of the uniquely abled children. The children were engaged in various games as well as rocked the dance floor with their amazing moves. Cementing the fact of providing support and care, digital hearing aids worth Rs.15,00,000 were donated to 25 hearing-impaired children. This outstretched help was possible by the generous donation made by Inventia Healthcare Private Limited. Keeping a vision of breaking stereotypes of deaf and dumb, the event concluded with blazing cheers for Kshitij fest by hearing-impaired children. 

The event came to an end with strong messages from Devangi Dalal and Dr. Jayant Gandhi.

 Devangi Dalal preached, "The time has come where we come out of the Covid19 fear and learn the art of overcoming challenges from the hearing-impaired children, who trust their abilities over disabilities.”

 Dr.Jayant Gandhi stated a crucial message "Every human is equal and deserves to be treated equally despite the disabilities. They are deaf but not dumb. I believe my hearing disability is no longer a disability."

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Destination Tripura Investment Summit 2021 Conducts Its First Roadshow in Mumbai


  • The Roadshow spotlights trade infrastructure, ease of doing business and potential in horticulture, handloom and tourism sectors for growth
  • Highlights business opportunities in sectors like food processing, rubber, tea, bamboo, handloom and tourism
  • Showcases various state schemes to attract investments


Mumbai, November 12, 2021: The Department of Commerce and Industry in association with the Indian Chamber of Commerce today successfully conducted the first “Roadshow on Destination Tripura – Investment Summit 2021”.  The first ever investment summit will be held in Tripura on 9th & 10th Dec. The main objective behind conducting this summit is to showcase various business opportunities in the state of Tripura and to attract investment. Other than Mumbai, roadshows will be held in Delhi and other few locations.


Mrs. Swapna Debnath, Additional Director, Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Tripura, Mr. Hirandra Debbarma, Deputy Director, Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Tripura, Dr. Naresh Babu. N, IFA, Director IT, Directorate of Information Technology, Government of Tripura, Mr. Bijoy Kumar Upadhyay, Assistant professor - TIT, Directorate of Higher Education, Govt. of Tripura and Dr. P.K Goyal, IAS, Secretary, Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Tripura addressed the audience during the inaugural session of the roadshow.


The summit will be organized as part of the vision to further strengthen Tripura’s untapped business potential across sectors in terms of natural resources, connectivity & infrastructure, skilled workforce and international trade opportunities etc.


The summit aims to provide a platform for industry participants and discuss growth and development opportunities from key sectors like rubber, food processing, tea, bamboo, handloom, tourism etc. Tripura being endowed with natural resources and slowly becoming the gateway between SE Asia and Bangladesh with highly improved connectivity and infrastructure has tremendous potential for international trade.


One of the major expectations from this investment summit is to build India as global champion in the concerned areas of business. The sessions also covered financing of the burgeoning start-up ecosystem, and how the country has the potential to grow from the current level to global scale in both organized and unorganized sectors.


Additionally, Hon’ble CM of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb, shared his thought virtually, on the Tripura Roadshow, said, “The goal of this summit is to promote business in Tripura and raise awareness of the Govt. ’s intervention in the state to boost commerce. The aim is to make the business community aware of what they stand for. The idea is to encourage mutual benefit by investing in Tripura. I am confident that the summit will be a success and will bring investors together coming with multiple opportunities. I welcome everyone here, especially the youth of Tripura that stand to benefit from various investments.”


Speaking on the occasion, Dr. P.K Goyal, IAS, Secretary, Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Tripura, said, “Tripura is soon going to be a industrial hub in the North East. Infrastructure has developed to a large extent – railways has grown, an alternate highway to connect Agartala with Assam border is under development, rail link with Kolkata is coming up by next year for faster transport of goods in the region. We expect major trade for other states to happen via Tripura. We are having plans of transhipment of goods to have access to Chittagong border through sea routes as well. Tripura is in a state of transition from being inward looking state to being one of the leading states in the northeast. Initiatives taken by the Govt. will soon reap the benefits.”


Mrs. Swapna Debnath, Additional Director, Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Tripura, added, “Tripura has a locational advantage which is still unexplored. The state is progressing in the HIRA Model as outlined by PM Modi. Tea, natural gas, rubber plantation as well as tourism are the key sectors. Trade volume is going to expand to a large extent as there is high potential for latex based industries and rubber-based industries to cater to domestic and Bangladesh market. We have also announced the Mukhyamantri Agarbatti Atmanirbhar Mission – which supports rural artisans andthe bamboo sector. We have supportive, accessible administration, stable government and EODB and efforts for faster take-off of investments, support from Invest India as well.”


Dr. Naresh Babu .N, IFA, Director IT, Directorate of Information Technology, Government of Tripura, said, “Its high time, India should look at exporting larger volume of Agarwood production. After conducting a lot of studies, we got the export quota from the Govt. and we are currently exporting around 2,000 crore product in a year. Hence it is crucial to promote Agarwood based industries for the benefit of the overall economy.”


Mr. Binoy Kurain, Deputy Director Marketing, Rubber Board, mentioned, “To put things into a perspective its important to explain the sectoral importance of natural rubber. Industries like Automobilae, Tyres, Gloves etc. cannot operate without this raw material. Natural rubber is a 150 lakh crore industry in India. India imports rubber as it’s a deficit country. The supply chain has a possibility to grow at a quantum scale.”


Mr. Rajesh Kumar Das, OST, TIDC, Govt of Tripura said, “Tourism sector is untouched inspite of lot of incentives provided by the Govt. Connectivity has improved to a great extent. Spiritual tourism, wellness tourism, tea & golf tourism, eco-tourism, film tourism, art & crafts tourism are the thurst areas. New international airport is going to be inaugurated in the month of Dec. A lot of skill ugradation is also happening in the tourism industry in Tripura. Tripura Govt. has also launched a new concept called ‘adventure tourism’ to attract more promotion. The non polluted atmosphere of our  state  and different initiatives is sure to create a better bi-lateral relations.”


Speaking on this ocassion, Mr. Prasenjit Das, Directorate of Handloom, Handicrafts & Sericulture, Government of Tripura, said, “This is the most growing and profitable segment for the state, which directly impacts most tribes of the state. Tripura is carrying forward the legacy and heritage propagated by generations of weavers.”


Three or four roadshows including the ones in Mumbai and Delhi will promote Tripura as a tech-friendly state, an employment generating location and facilitate SME sector of the state. These roadshows are aimed at creating linkages between the state and the investors. Today’s roadshow witnessed the presence of eminent corporates like Mr. Chihang Kashung from Invest India and Mr.  Anil Mutha, Chairman, Mutha Industries to name a few who showed keen interest for exploring possibilities in Tripura.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

MyGlamm Filmfare OTT Awards 2021 open its audience voting lines



Your chance to make sure your favourites are up on the nomination board, VOTE NOW!


Mumbai, November 9, 2021: Filmfare, India’s leading entertainment media brand, has been keeping it’s ears open to the audience for decades with its flagship series of Filmfare Awards. Now with the second edition of Filmfare OTT Awards on its way, the brand continues to celebrate the artistes and content that have struck a chord with the audience. In its quest to recognize the best talent in the Indian OTT ecosystem, the Black Lady is now moving to one of the most awaited phases of MyGlamm Filmfare OTT Awards 2021, calling out all fans to vote and nominate their OTT favourites and make most of this opportunity to get them a step closer to winning the Black Lady.


Talking about the most important phase of the awards, Deepak Lamba, CEO of Worldwide Media, said, “Filmfare has played an instrumental role in recognizing artistic brilliance for over six decades and as we continue our legacy to shine the spotlight on the best talent across the Indian OTT landscape, who else can help us choose the best than viewers themselves. Democratizing the process is what makes us stand out and we are optimistic that the opinion of the audience and the jury will cross paths to bring the best talent and stories to the fore.”


MyGlamm Filmfare OTT Awards 2021 received entries across 21 categories from various OTT platforms and production houses during the participation phase that concluded last week. These entries are now open for audience voting across and MyGlamm App.


Jitesh Pillaai, Editor, Filmfare added, “For us at Filmfare, audience opinion and judgement of the specially appointed panel of jury, are equally important. We are looking forward to celebrating the dynamic artistes and diverse storytellers who have entertained the audience to meet their varied tastes. So, my appeal to our fans is to login now and vote for their favourites. Every vote counts.”


MyGlamm Filmfare OTT Awards 2021 will honour artistic and technical excellence across Hindi web original shows and films released between August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021. Click here to vote for your favourites.


Detailed list of categories





Awarded To


Best Series

Awarded to that one series across all OTT platforms for its outstanding creative work in all aspects of filmmaking

Platform & Director


Best Director, Series

Honouring the director who has exhibited outstanding directorial abilities while working on a series



Best Actor, Series (Male): Comedy

Honouring an actor (Male) who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working in a comedy series



Best Actor, Series (Male): Drama

Honouring an actor (Male) who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working in a drama series



Best Actor, Series (Female): Comedy

Honouring an actor (Female) who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working in a comedy series



Best Actor, Series (Female): Drama

Honouring an actor (Female) who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working in a drama series



Best Supporting Actor, Series (Male): Comedy

Honouring an actor (Male) who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working in a comedy series



Best Supporting Actor, Series (Male): Drama

Honouring an actor (Female) who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working in a drama series



Best Supporting Actor, Series (Female): Comedy

Honouring an actor (Male) who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working in a comedy series



Best Supporting Actor, Series (Female): Drama

Honouring an actor (Female) who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working in a drama series



Best Original Story, Series

Honouring the best original fiction story written for a series

Story Writer


Best Comedy (Series/Special)

Honouring the best series or any other special creative work specifically in the comedy genre released on an OTT platform

Producer / Performer / Platform


Best (Non-Fiction) Original (Series/Special)

Honouring the best series or any other special non-fiction piece of work released on an OTT platform 



Best Film, Web Original

Awarded to that one web-original film across all OTT platforms for its outstanding creative work in all aspects of filmmaking

Platform / Producer


Best Actor, Web Original Film (Male)

Honouring an actor (Male) who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working in a web-original film



Best Actor, Web Original Film (Female)

Honouring an actor (Female) who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working in a web-original film



Best Supporting Actor, Web Original Film (Male)

Honouring an actor (Male) who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working in a web-original film



Best Supporting Actor, Web Original Film (Female)

Honouring an actor (Female) who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working in a web-original film



Best Dialogue, Series

Honouring the best dialogues written for a series

Dialogue Writer


Best Original Screenplay, Series

Honouring the best original screenplay written for a series

Screenplay Writer


Best Adapted Screenplay, Series

Honouring the best adapted screenplay written for a series

Screenplay Writer (adapted)