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Oct 9, 2015

The NorthCap University organizes academic economic fest - Arthshastra 2015

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The NorthCap University
The NorthCap University recently organized its academic economic fest ‘Arthshastra 2015’ in which more than 500 economics and management students from various colleges and universities across Delhi NCR participated. The main aim of the fest was to give the students an insight into the world of economics.

It was organized by School of Management, NCU. Dr GB Singh, an independent economist and a visiting faculty member, Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi Centre, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The fest was also attended by Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor; Brig SK Sharma(Retd), Pro Vice-Chancellor; Dr Charu Shri, Head, School of Management; Dr DR Agarwal, and Mrs Archana Mehra. There were different events conducted to make students understand the concepts of economics namely Stock Fusion, a mock stock market; Seal the Deal; Idea buzz; Abhivyakti, a business board game and a quiz.

Students were invited from over 100 private as well as government colleges and universities. The winners were given cash prizes and certificate of participation to all participants.
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Mohiniyattam at Purana Qila: Old Fort Dance Festival Opens With a Bang

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Mohiniyattam at Purana Qila: Old Fort Dance Festival Opens With a Bang
New Delhi, Oct 8, 2015: The majestic ruins of Delhi’s Purana Qila came alive today with the enchanting dance form of Mohiniyattam, as the five-day Old Fort Dance Festival opened to a resounding response.

Bharati Shivaji & Group opened the festival with a performance of Kerala’s beautifully graceful Mohiniyattam, one of the eight classical dance forms of India recognized by the Sangeet Natak Academy. Performer-choreographer, Bharati Shivaji is a Padmashri award winner whose name is today synonymous with the exquisite Mohiniyattam.
Presented by the Sahitya Kala Parishad & Department of Art, Culture & Languages, Government of Delhi, the Old Fort Dance Festival will showcase over five days some of India’s most treasured classical dance forms.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the festival this evening; Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia was the Chief Guest; and Hon’ble Minister of Water, Tourism, Art, Culture & Languages, Shri Kapil Mishra the Guest of Honor.

The festival of choreographies in classical dance forms will see participation of veteran and legendary dance artists and their groups in multiple dance forms including Pandit Birju Maharaj, Madhvi Mudgal and Leela Samson, among others.

“The repertoire of Indian classical dances represents centuries of culture and tradition that has been preserved and sustained by generations of devoted exponents and earnest artists. Across the globe, Indian classical dance forms are appreciated and loved by dance lovers. We believe the festival will help extend the reach of classical dance forms to not just connoisseurs of dance but also to common people,” says Pandit Birju Maharaj.

“The idea behind the Old Delhi Dance Festival to juxtapose cultural heritage with structural heritage is a wonderful concept. The Purana Qila presents a poignant background to the performance of India’s most notable classical dance forms, some of whom originated centuries back in ancient and medieval times,” says Ms Leela Samson.

Eminent Bharatnatyam exponent, Leela Samson and her group will perform on the second day of the festival, bringing the expressions and sculpturesque poses of Bharatnatyam to an audience of Delhi’s dance lovers.

Kuchipudi, the classical dance form from Andhra Pradesh, will be the dance of the day on the third day of the Purana Qila Dance Festival. The eminent dancing couple of Raja and Radha Reddy and their group will bring alive the much-loved art form from south India.

The oldest surviving dance form of India, Odissi will be at centre stage on the penultimate day of the festival, with Padma Shri Madhvi Mudgal choreographing the performance of the soft and graceful dance form.

The festival will end with a performance of Kathak choreographed by none other than Pandit Birju Maharaj and his Group. The legendary exponent of Kathak has received numeours accolades over the years including Padma Vibhushan, sangeet Natak Academi Award and the prestigious Kalidas Samman.

So, if you are a lover of unadulterated classical dance traditions, mark your evenings this week for a memorable rendezvous.
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Adding Extravagance to FDCI Amazon India Fashion Week

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India Fashion Week
New Delhi 8TH October ,2015 :Typhoo UK’s finest tea brand since 1903 joined hands with India's biggest fashion extravaganza-FDCI Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 and brought alive a stylish Tea Bar adding steam to this haute affair.

Celebrating the high spirit of fashion Typhoo Tea Bar hosted the post show success party for Designer Payal Pratap Singh. The party was well attended by fashionistas and friends of the designer. Prateek Jain, Gautam Rakha, Gautam Seth, Sunaina Chibba, Vikrum Baidyanath to name a few.
The Typhoo Tea Bar served their discerning audience visiting the fashion week and part of Delhi’s stylish milieu. Fulfilling their need to stock, sip and enjoy a rich variety of teas and delightful mocktails, the Typhoo Tea Bar will offer a tasting opportunity of over a dozen flavors and genres.
Besides the expected Earl Grey, Darjeeling and Assam teas, the Typhoo Tea Bar conjures up exciting fruit and herb based beverages, both hot and cold.

Typhoo Green teas (Traditional Tulsi, Masala, Coconut, Jasmine, Lemon Grass and Moroccan Mint, Plain green tea), Typhoo Fruit Infusions (Orange Spicer, Lemon & Lime Zest, Blackcurrant Bracer). Typhoo Black teas (Classic Assam, Darjeeling, Gold, 24 Carat tin, English Breakfast) and Typhoo flavoured teas (Earl grey, Masala chai, Adrak chai, Elaichi chai, lime & lemon) will be showcased amongst various mocktails.

Typhoo will host few more signature events at the Typhoo Tea Bar where fun cocktails and mocktails are rustled up with its fruit and herb based Fruit Infusions range. Some celebratory affairs @ Typhoo Tea Bar are with designer Pia Pauro’s on 9thOctober, designer Aneeth Arora’s post show party on 10th October (wherein visitors will have the sneak peak of Typhoo’s 100% Organic Infusions) concluding with designer Komal Sood’s and Sidhartha Tytler's stylish post show party on 11th October.

A stylish brand that caters to the young and fashion conscious consumer, Typhoo views the Amazon India Fashion week as a perfect platform to showcase their beverages.

Subrata Mukerji -Typhoo India Business Head, said, “We are delighted to have an association with The FDCI Amazon India Fashion Week. Typhoo has selected an extremely exciting range, to serve at the fashion week that compliments the many moods of the creative personalities who will be present at the event.The explosive burst of enticing fresh fruits and exotic herb flavours of100% natural fruit infusions and black tea range. The highlight of the evening will be a creative twist rendered by our innovative and expert mixologists. Who will create unusual concoctions for you to experience Tea like never before!”
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Airtel Digital TV launches 4K- Ultra HD channel

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Airtel Digital TV launches 4K- Ultra HD channel
New Delhi, October 9, 2015: Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of the third largest mobile services provider globally Bharti Airtel, today announced the launch of its first 4K-Ultra HD (UHD) channel. Airtel also announced that it will showcase the world TV premiere of Salman Khan starrer blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijan on the newly launched channel (channel number 400/158) on coming Sunday, October 11. Airtel’s 4K UHD channel provides the best of picture quality which is 4 times superior to regular HD channels and will customers to engage in a theatre like experience in the comfort of their home.

Bajrangi Bhaijan is the first movie to premiere on Airtel’s 4K UHD channel. Available exclusively to users of the Samsung Smart Direct TV, the movie from Star Gold 4K will premiere at 12:30 pm on Sunday.

The Samsung Smart Direct TV is an integrated digital TV pioneered and launched by Airtel Digital TV in partnership with leading TV manufacturer Samsung. It is among the many innovations by Airtel and is a technology platform that has miniaturized the set-top-box into a small smart card that fits inside the television set at the back panel. The elegant solution offers a smart TV viewing experience with minimal signal loss and maximum audio & video clarity while also ensuring maximum power savings.

An industry first, it uses minimal wiring and a single remote solution powered by an intuitive user guide enabling built-in Smart Card that allows customers to enjoy TV viewing without an external set top box. The newly launched Samsung J-Series Smart Direct TV comes with additional features such as in-built Wi-Fi, Skype calling, Smart Apps etc.

Airtel’s 4K UHD channel is available completely free of cost to users of the Samsung Smart Direct TV for a limited period. Airtel will also showcase programs like Overhalin (from Discovery) and blockbuster movies like Singh is King, Kick, Jai Ho etc. on the channel over the coming days.
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Airtel launches 4G services in Tirupur

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Airtel launches 4G services in Tirupur
Tirupur, October 9th, 2015: Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), the third largest mobile services provider globally with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the commercial launch of its high speed 4G services (also called LTE) in Tirupur. Now, customers across the country can experience high speed wireless broadband on Airtel 4G and get on to the digital superhighway to enjoy uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images. Airtel 4G is available to customers across a range of smart devices including mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles.

Commenting on the launch of Airtel 4G in the city, George Mathen, HUB CEO – Kerala & Tamil Nadu, Bharti Airtel said, “As customers in India show an increasing propensity for consuming data services, we at Airtel are excited to take the lead in introducing the market to the power of blazing 4G speeds. With the help of the feedback received from the beta launches, we have now built India’s first commercial 4G network. Today, as we launch Airtel 4G for our customers in Tirupur, they will be uniquely positioned for a superlative 4G experience. We are committed to building a world class 4G network in the region”.

Airtel has led the 4G story in India, having launched India’s first 4G network in Kolkata in April 2012. On 6th August 2015, Airtel announced that its 4G services were available in 296 towns across India. Prior to that, Airtel had successfully conducted trials of its 4G services in select cities and leveraged feedback from customers towards strengthening its service experience.

Customers can enjoy Airtel’s recently launched carrier agnostic mobile app – ‘Wynk Movies’ – a first of its kind movie mall that will offer a specially curated library of thousands of movies and other popular videos. Additionally, customers can leverage a host of strategic initiatives announced by Airtel as part of its national 4G rollout.
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ATDC holds Training Program on Knowledge Enhancement in Textiles

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Apparel Training & Design Centre
ATDC (Apparel Training & Design Centre), India’s largest vocational training network for the apparel sector conducted a Customized Training Program for 45 days on Knowledge Enhancement in Textiles and Fabrics. The training was conducted for the top and senior managers of M/s ITX Services India, INDITEX (Zara) at their premises.

The training program was designed especially for professionals from non textile backgrounds. They were introduced to the Indian textile industry and basic study of textile. More than 23 participants attended the program.The training program was divided in 12 sessions which included the understanding ofNatural Fibers - Cotton & Flax, Natural Protein Fibers – Silk & Wool, Understand Fabric Construction Textile Dyeing and Printing, Finishing of Textile.

Training of trainers program was conducted by ATDC TOT Academy, a leader in Apparel sector. It is setting benchmarksof quality parameters in apparel industry. TOT Academy upgrades the knowledge base of the industry. The key objective of the Academy is to bring about an overall systematic change in the Apparel Industry while providing better quality trainers for industry.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC congratulated the entire Team of Training of Trainers Academy for the lead it has taken in this training and encouraged the team ZARA to take the initiatives to the next level of training especially in quality upgradation.

Ms. Roopali Shukla, Head, ATDC Training of Trainers Academy said, “ This customized training program was a unique blend of theoretical and industry relevant practical knowledge, and also shared that in one of the activity participants were blind-folded and were ask to identify the fabric with the smell of the burning fibre”

The concluding session was followed by the Valedictory function at ATDC Gurgaon. Dr. to address the participants to distribute participation certificate to the team from M/s ITX Services India; INDITEX (Zara).This was followed by the participation Certificate Distribution ceremony.

A delighted participant Ms. Triptman Kaur said, it was an amazing experience going through training phases like Understand Fabric Construction: Knits, Natural Protein Fibres – Silk & Wool, Manufactured Fibers: Synthetics & Regenerated Fibers Identification Methods etc. with ATDC Trainers”.
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Hike revolutionizes Instant Messaging Space

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Hike revolutionizes Instant Messaging Space
New Delhi, Oct 9: hike messenger, one of India's fastest growing internet companies today announced the introduction of hike direct, a game-changing proposition that will revolutionize the way people communicate. A first in the world and first in the category feature—hike direct, allows users to chat, exchange stickers, transfer photos and heavy files of any type, things that users would regularly do on hike without the Internet & without incurring data charges.

Hike Direct allows mobile phones to connect with one another directly within a 100 meter radius completely by passing the telecom networks. Users can then chat and share files directly up to a speed of 40Mbps with very low latency, which is comparable if not better than 4G speeds promised by telecom companies today. For example, exchanging 100MB of data would take less than 10 seconds on hike direct, more importantly without incurring any data charges.

Speaking on the launch, Kavin Mittal, Founder & CEO hike messenger added “Today is the day we completely redefine messaging. Hike Direct has been built on breakthrough technology that adds a whole new dimension to messaging enabling hikers to chat and share files with their friends without the internet and without incurring any data charges. One can get speeds up to 40 Mbit/sec when chatting and sharing files through hike direct. Data or no data, hike will always work. It’s incredibly powerful.”

The all – new hike direct is built from the ground up with a new generation of network solutions and uses Wifi Direct technology systems that help establish peer to peer network connection between two phones. To use hike direct, users simply need to open a chat with a friend and choose Hike Direct from the 3 dot menu on top right of the screen and hike does the rest. Hike automatically pairs up with the other phone and lets you chat and share files with your friends without the internet.

Users can get this feature by upgrading to the latest version of hike, version 4.0.6 and above, which is available free on the Google Play Store starting today. Hike Direct on iOS, Windows to follow next year.

The company also announced that it crossed 70 million users last month with 20 billion messages being exchanged per month making it by far the 2nd largest messaging app in the country. An average user on hike spends over 140 minutes per week on the application.

The all new hike has recently been upgraded to 4.0 version with best in class features developed to deliver greater value to users such as news, hindi news bytes, localized stickers in 30 languages, automatic sticker suggestions, Group calling, Group chat upto 500 members, 100 MB file sharing and many more.
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Music launch of Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein

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Music Launch of Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein
New Delhi, 8 October, 2015:  Delhiites were treated to a night of scintillating music and high glam quotient with the Music Launch of Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein. Directed by Manish Srivastava and produced by Karan Arora the film is an investigative thriller which stars Naseeruddin Shah alongside other award winning actors.

Delhiite Shweta Sharma who performed with Neha Kakkar and Abhijeet Sawant at the launch will be soon seenon the silver screen in the very seductive promotional song "I am Single ready to mingle …" sung by Neha Kakkar, AJ Singh and is composed by Harry Anand.

The tittle track “Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein” is a racy foot tapping number which shows Shweta as the narrator.  “The word ‘Charlie’ has a lot of connotations to it, It’s a slang for cocaine as well and for the very first time we have introduced a concept of negative Charlie. The song involves a lot of drama and as the song unfolds a lot of chaos unravels”, says Karan Arora Producer of the film.
The song is sung by Neha Kakkar and Abhijeet Sawant and music directed by Vishal Seagal while Sandeep Nath has given the lyrics.

Present on the occasion Shweta added, “I am Single ready to mingle is pictured on me and is a very catchy song. Me and Neha share a very good rapport and decided to something really extraordinary with this song. I am sure it will top the charts all across the country.”

The music launch was attended by the glitterati of Delhi with well known singers like Bhuppi, Dilbagh Singh, Nayantara, Rohit Kulkarni and AJ Singh.
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Oct 8, 2015

Google launches Delhi Public Transport Offline App

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Recognizing the importance of public transport as an important means of travel in Delhi, Google India today announced the launch of the Delhi Public Transport App, a unique app which makes it easier for Delhi residents to get around on public transport. The new experimental app will help users get transit directions easily even when the connection is slow and data is difficult to access.

Delhi Public Transport app makes the direction and time table information for Delhi Metro and buses available offline, to help users get information about directions between bus stops and metro routes even when they don’t have any net connection. Once the app is downloaded, it uses no data for directions’ queries or timetables, even if the phone is online. A small amount of data is used for news alerts (if online, roughly 1 KB each, about once a day) and user-optional feedback (up to 100 KB per feedback report).

India is one of the biggest growth countries in terms of Google Maps usage and with this app, Google aims to better serve the needs of public transport riders in the New Delhi area and make it an everyday choice for the public transport riders in Delhi.

The Delhi Transport app of 1MB size will help the users with information on public transport and is available for Android users from the Google Play store. The app will use the same Transit  data  for DMRC metro, DTC buses, DIMTS (Orange) buses, and Gurgaon Rapid Metro as that found on Google maps and  available offline for the users.

Around 2.60 million people travel by Delhi metro these days according to the latest ridership data. This app will help Delhi citizens plan their travel better and save time to reach their destination.

Moreover, the app users can also give feedback to the Google maps team by going on the button at the top of the app and the feedback will be incorporated into the future versions of this app and for Google Maps itself. The app also includes a “share” button, which will generate a link that can be sent to friends via e.g. WhatsApp – through which the app can be downloaded directly even without a Google Play Store account.
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Alia Bhatt unveils Autumn Winter collection for Jabong

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Alia Bhatt
After two successful clothing lines, B-town’s favorite style icon, Alia Bhatt unveiled her Autumn-Winter’15 collection exclusively on Jabong.

Splashes of blue, military prints, patent LBDs, edgy monochromes – all this and much more is available in Alia Bhatt’s well-awaited 2015 collection that aims to have your closet replicate the actor’s, known for her sartorial sense.

The collection, which primarily has four themes - Military, The Blues, Boho and Black & White, befits the actress’ personal sense of style. The actress-designer made sure she personally sat through those rigorous brainstorming sessions and discussed what works and doesn’t for her line. Alia feels the best part of the collection is that it doesn’t need much accessorizing; and you can just play with the make-up and you’re ready to go.

Alia Bhatt, Bollywood star and also the designer for the label Alia Bhatt for Jabong, said, “My collection largely is a reflection of my own sense of style which is easy yet glam. Fashion for me is a natural expression. It is as inherent as my personality. Alia Bhatt for Jabong line is meant for young at heart smart women, who love easy, affordable and edgy fashion. I define my Autumn/Winter 2015 collection as experimental yet wearable. Instinctive and unpredictable at the same time, it combines elements from both sports and work wear.”

Within just three weeks of its preview launch on Jabong.com, Alia’s AW15 collection has already broken the last year’s record by selling nearly double the number of apparel it did during the launch of her AW14 collection.
Jabong was voted as the leading consumer brand among all online fashion retailers in India according to a July 2015 report by Nielsen, a leading global information & measurement company that provides market research and insights in more than 100 countries. In the last year alone, Jabong’s total orders increased by a whopping 131.7%, while the total number of transactions went up by over 158%.
Jabong has in the past tied up with designers such as Gaurav Gupta and Rohit Bal for exclusive lines. The fashion e-commerce portal has also exclusively launched well-known international brands such as TOPSHOP, TOPMAN, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge and River Island in the Indian market.
Trend highlights from Alia Bhatt for Jabong
Military: The Military inspired trend is amongst Alia’s personal favourites. This is the first time that the actor is incorporating it in her own collection. There are pants, crop tops, blouses, jackets – all with subtle utility detailing.
Boho: The Boho theme is very wearable, comfortable and stylish in autumn colours and a strong Seventies vibe.
The Blues: This trend is dominated by fun denim jackets, boyfriend jeans, gap denims, distressed denims etc. It’s young, stylish and androgynous.
Black & White: This monochrome line is a chicer mini collection with a focus on soft tailoring and formals. It adapts well as day-to-night and the styles also work as eveningwear.
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