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Dec 22, 2014

GoAir offers discount in Fares

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Wadia Group-promoted budget carrier GoAir has been offering discount in the fares for January 1 to March 31, 2015 with a five-day booking period starting from Saturday.

The offer would last till the December 25, 2015 and the fares are as low as Rs 1469 for the passengers to book their travel for January to March next year.

The Mumbai-based airline GoAir operates across 22 destinations in the country with a fleet of 19 Airbus A320 aircraft.

GoAir was launched the five day offer period aiming to stimulate the demand during the lean period – January to March, putting 1.7 million seats for sale.

Domestic passers those having advance plan to fly places can get the benefit of this five days booking period.

The Chief Executive of GoAir, Giorgio De Roni told media that keeping the view of January-March, which was traditionally a lean quarter, the company has introduced discount with five days booking period.
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Dec 21, 2014

Renault India to hike price in January

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Renault India is likely to hike the price of its vehicles (entire range) in January following the rising input costs, according to a statement issued by the company.

Vehicles made by Renault India, a fully-owned subsidiary of France's Renault SAS, would be dearer by 2.5 per cent with effective from January, 1, 2015.

The vice president-sales and marketing Rafeal Treguer said that due to the rise in the input cost, the company was compelled to increase price of its vehicles.

The company has been selling its five model cars - Pulse, Scala, Duster, Fluence and Koleos in India auto market.

Earlier, the auto companies –Nissan, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motor India, BMW, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra had announced hike in car prices.
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Google to open permanent campus in Hyderabad

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This could be a biggest thing for Hyderabad, as the internet giant Google has been planning to open its own permanent and big campus in Hyderabad.


According to media reports, a MoU could be signed between the state government of Telangana and Google Inc for setting up its campus.

However, according to the reports, it would be a big campus of the Google in the city. What could be interesting than dedicating a biggest campus of Google in the June on the occasion of the first anniversary of statehood is scheduled.

This news would be a great in favour of the job aspirants, as this venture could generate more jobs for them. Definitely, a big platform for the job aspirants and tech savvy student those have been waiting for getting into big incorporation in India.
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Dec 18, 2014

SOIL hosts the Dr. V. Kurien Memorial Inspired Leadership Conference

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SOIL hosts the Dr. V. Kurien Memorial Inspired Leadership Conference
SOIL hosts the Dr. V. Kurien Memorial Inspired Leadership Conference

Top industry leaders congregate at SOIL to discuss ‘Is Goodness the key to disruptive innovation’
National, December 18th 2014: The School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) hosted the 6th edition Inspired Leadership Conference (ILC 2014) in Gurgaon on 12th-13th December. The conference was dedicated in the memory of Dr. V Kurien, the father of “White Revolution “in India who worked endlessly towards development in the agriculture sector. The theme for the conference was ’Is goodness the key to disruptive innovation’. Thinkers, business leaders and entrepreneurs such as Harsh Mariwala, Chairman -Marico Industries; RS Sodhi, MD, GCMMF (Amul) Ltd. Anand; Naveen Narayanan, Global Head Talent Acquisition- HCL Technologies; Rachna Mukherjee, Country Partner- VP HR, Schneider Electric , participated in the Conference. The two days saw enriching discussions and deliberations on the thought provoking idea of leveraging goodness to create disruptive innovation.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Harsh Mariwala, Chairman -Marico Industries, said, “I believe goodness works at two levels : one is corporate and the other is at personal level. On a personal level, if each person discovers a strong purpose of life, they give back something to the society. To me this is goodness. For corporates, if the stakeholders do something good for their employees, it will reflect in better motivation, better results and will help the corporate. Innovation, on the other hand, is on top of the agenda of all global CEOs and unless you innovate, you will fall behind.”

Students learn to appreciate the importance of Goodness in everyday life.

Soil organized activities that saw a participation by various students and professionals .It helped people understand the importance of imbibing & appreciating goodness in their day to day life.

Circle of Giving -The SOIL students did a social experiment, Karma Rasoi , to understand whether Goodness can help create an innovative experience . Can Inspired by the global Idea of Karma Kitchen ( karmakitchen.org ), students of SOIL went to a busy restaurant in Gurgaon during lunch hours see the results of the experiment unfold . The Students paid the bill of the lunch eaters. At the end of the meal the students greeted the unsuspecting guest with a” your meal is free” message and asked them whether they would keep the chain going by opting to ‘pay-it-forward’. Irrespective of the bill, the recipient could walk away paying nothing at all or pay whatever he felt was befitting. SOIL students footed a bill of INR 14,000 and received pay-it-forward gift money of INR 10,000

Chanakyan 2014- As part of the Inspired Leadership Conference , SOIL organized an online photography contest where students submitted an original piece of professional photography on the theme of “ goodness “ Th The contest received an overwhelming response with 105 enteries from across the country and overseas . The first & second positions were backed by budding photographers, Mr. Afroz Haider & Mr.Sourav Karmakar respectively.. A special award People’s choice was given to Mr. Simar Pal, alumni of SOIL, for the most appreciated photography by the audience.

Yuvah 2014 – The Inspired Leadership Conference also provided a platform for students to showcase their talent through a street play The event saw participation of teams from the NGO, Saksham and IMS Gurgaon

One of the most awaited and exciting section at the Inspired leadership conference was INQUIZIT, a QUIZ hosted by Mitesh Aggarwal. INQUIZIT drew participation from 36 teams.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anil Sachdev, Founder of SOIL, said, “SOIL aims at creating value driven leaders who can restore the balance in the Indian corporate landscape. The Inspired Leadership Conference was an attempt to get diverse minds together to discuss critical areas of creating t leaders who can serve as social change agents. We truly believe that goodness is the pivot around which innovation can be driven”.


School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL), Gurgaon

SOIL, School of Inspired Leadership

SOIL is a business school that provides holistic education that builds inspired leaders by enabling people to know who they are, recognize their purpose and realize their full potential, to build organizations of consequence.

To accomplish this SOIL-


Nurtures Character through the practice of its values through rituals and symbols (Like Morning Circle, Himalayan Retreats, Appreciative Inquiry, working on Social Innovation, Yoga, Simulation through theatre etc.)Build Competence by focusing on whole systems thinking, a fresh and future ready curriculum, teaching methods and spaces that deploy multiple intelligences and one to one mentoring by seasoned leaders and live projects. SOIL believes in Generating Enthusiasm by enabling people to define their purpose, identify their gifts and learn to leverage their strengths towards their calling.
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Dec 17, 2014

Students from FIIT JEE Faridabad shine in National Programme of Fellowship in Basic Sciences

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Students from FIIT JEE Faridabad shine in National Programme of Fellowship in Basic Sciences

Faridabad, 17 Dec 2014: Students of Faridabad have come out in flying colors, displaying exceptional talent and qualifying in large numbers for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), an ongoing national programme funded by the Government of India to encourage students to study and pursue research in basic sciences.

The results of KVPY 2014 were declared this week. The results announced that 29 students from Faridabad’s FIITJEE centre had qualified in the examination, creating history for coaching institutes of the city.

FIITJEE is India’s most trusted coaching institute that prepares students for IIT and other top engineering institutes as well as other prestigious examinations like Mathematics and Science Olympiads, NTSE etc.

There was a mood of jubilation at FIITJEE Faridabad Centre where students came out with flying colours. All the FIITJEE students who have qualified for the research programme are from long term classroom programs. Teachers at the centre were also overjoyed by the performance of their students, which was the best performance amongst all coaching institutes in the city.

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.

The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

FIITJEE Centre Head Mr. Ambarish Srivastava motivated all the students to continue with zest their JEE preparation. He also assured the continued support on part of the centre to the IIT JEE aspirants of the city to produce similar results consistently.
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PURNAM brings the best of entrepreneurs in India

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Designer Poonam Arora
PURNAM brings the best of entrepreneurs in India with its exclusive lifestyle exhibition in the capital
Provides budding and established entrepreneurs from across the globe with a platform to exhibit their artifacts, home décor products, jewellery, accessories and apparel


New Delhi, December 17, 2014: PURNAM, an exhibitions and events enabling organisation, brought together top talent from both India and abroad to a one-of-its kind lifestyle exhibition in New Delhi’s The Ashoka Hotel in July. Entrepreneurs from all the Indian cities of Mumbai, Amritsar, Jaipur and Kolkata exhibited exquisite home décor products, jewellery, gems, apparel in chiffon and silk, elaborate dupattas, traditional apparel from Benares and delicate handicrafts amongst others. A part of the proceeding from the exhibition was donated to the NGO Akshay Pratishthan, with which the founders of PURNAM have been associated for many years now.


Indu Gupta, Co Founder, Purnam said, “Our endeavour at PURNAM has always been to enable entrepreneurs to widen their horizons with our exhibitions. This time we are also providing buyers the opportunity to get access to the best of lifestyle products from across the globe. This exhibition will set a precedent for the exhibitions’ space in India with our long list of international participants.”

She also added, “Staying true to our commitment of enriching society, we have tied up with Akshay Pratishthan, an NGO that contributes to the welfare of the less fortunate in society. A part of the earnings of the organisation will be contributed towards this noble cause.”

Amongst the exhibitors were Lush Homme, Rock A Bella, Nazan by Indu Abbot, Prayaas - Hissar, Saina Fashion - Amritsar, Bottom Line - Mumbai, Waves International, Zephyr by Jyoti Khosla, Swarn Export, Bezire by Deepa Mehra, Saru International, Gunjan Jain.Gaurika Modi Sunanda from Mumbai, to name a few.

About PURNAM

PURNAM was conceptualised to help driven exhibitors to define their own road in life by exposing them to an unlimited number of buyers they would not meet otherwise. PURNAM is an embodiment of the entrepreneurial flair of four spirited ladies. With a passion to serve, Saroj Bhatia, Indu Gupta, Jani Dhingra and Sarita Baluja joined hands to give exposure to entrepreneurs from different parts of the country and enable them to widen their horizons.

The four founders of PURNAM met each other in 1994 while working together for the reputed NGO, Akshay Pratishthan. They organised fund-raising exhibitions in embassies and later realised that they could take this initiative forward by putting together more such events that gave others a platform to showcase their talent and grow their businesses. In 2006, with this inspiration at its core, PURNAM was incepted.
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Profile of Atit Jain, Co - Founder, Gigstart.com

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Atit Jain
Atit Jain is one of the founders at Gigstart where he is primarily responsible for team and product building. His key focus areas are the demand side of the marketplace, exploring funding opportunities and strategy. However, as the platform is his own brainchild, he oversees almost every aspect of its functioning and growth. Being an academic achiever opened many doors for Atit’s professional growth.

He has a dual degree, a B.Sc in Electronics and Instrumentation and an M.Sc in Economics from the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. After this he worked with one of the top global companies, JP Morgan and followed it with a successful stint as one of the core members of Applied Mobile Labs.


The idea to incubate Gigstart came to Atit while he was working with a curated content guide for the perfect weekends. It is here that he had to often handle queries regarding venue and artist bookings for private and social events. He realised how unorganised the market was and how it was dominated by certain event managers who charged unreasonable rates for their services. To streamline the process of finding the right performer, artist or service provider for any occasion, he built Gigstart and enlisted the support of his co-founder, Madhulika Pandey.

Atit Jain, Co - Founder, Gigstart.com
Atit firmly believes that the team of employees at Gigstart has been vital to its present-day success. Many of them are musicians and artists themselves which helps the platform to gain a nuanced approach towards operations. A significant achievement in his journey has been the fact that Gigstart is now empanelled with TV HomeShop 18 and provides them artists for all their live shows. In the future, Atit’s vision for Gigstart is to expand its horizons across the globe and to get many more artists and service providers across genres on board. An adventure enthusiast, Atit is a trained mountaineer, Sky diver and Paraglider. He also loves the adrenaline rush of activities like water skiing and white water rafting. He regards summiting 16,000 ft in Spiti Valley, jumping solo off the plane and flying for five hours as major milestones of his personal life.


About Gigstart.com

Gigstart is a marketplace that facilitates quick and transparent connections between entertainers and party planners. Incepted in December 2013 in New Delhi, the company leads artists, performers and other organisers to their potential clients. It also aims to serve the customer-side by enabling them to make informed choices through verified listings, meaningful reviews and ratings. The main objective of Gigstart is to wipe out numerous interceding channels involved in a conventional event booking process.

On the platform one can find anchors, stand-up comics, singers, dancers, make-up artists and photographers amongst others. Gigstart is a one-stop destination for planning a party or a mega event of any sort. Starting from providing various options, guiding party planners to the best-suited artists and connecting them, to concluding with payment services and contract formalities, it’s a unified platform that offers comprehensive solutions for all entertainment needs.

The founding team at Gigstart previously worked with a lifestyle guide where they planned out perfect weekends for patrons by reviewing restaurants, movies, suggesting quick weekend getaways etc. While handling queries regarding venue and artist bookings for private and social events, they realised that searching for the right artist, emcee, DJ or make-up artists could often end up being a wild goose chase. The market revealed itself to be highly unorganised and majorly dominated by event planners. Also the money that these middle parties charged as facilitation didn’t seem to justify the work they were doing. This inspired the beginning of Gigstart.

The concept of Gigstart plugged a much-needed gap in the Indian market and this was visible in the response that the platform received since its very inception. In the first month, three artists got work through Gigstart and now over 100 bookings are made every month through the platform. Till date, it has successfully organised 54 events with more than 85 artists getting hired thanks to its services. The website has been getting over 2,000 page views every week and at least 8-10 phone calls a day for queries.

The vision of the founders is to create a service sector based on transparency and credibility and streamline a database that ensures one superlative performer for every ceremony. They aim to be the world’s largest marketplace for entertainment services. In the next three months, they hope to have 10,000 service providers on board and envision fixing at least 500 gigs per month, without any query going otiose.

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Anuja Kapur condemned Peshawar Horrible attack

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Anuja Kapur
December 17, 2014: Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 132 people, officials said, is the worst attack to hit the country in years. The majority of the victims are innocent children who came to attend the school as per their schedule but the cruel and ill mentallity of the coward terrorists drenched the school into blood.

This is one of the most horrendous attack which shook the world and left people in tears. The horrific attack, carried out by a relatively small number of militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group, a Pakistani militant group. Pakistani P.M Nawaj Sharif rushed to the spot and condemned the assault.

This horrifying attack on innocent people is getting criticism from all around the world. Famous criminal psychologist Mrs. Anuja Kapur said about the attack that, “I am shocked, angry, devastated, humiliated and sad. Just could not understand the purpose of inhumanity towards the young and innocent children who does not realise the politics, terrorism, jihad.

What have Taliban achieved with Peshawar massacre? They might feel powerful after this incident but the cries and grief of many mothers will not let them die in peace. It is shameful and disgraceful act towards humanity which can never be forgotten and forgiven. This is not the right way to access of heaven. May God give courage to the parents and peace to the souls of the children”.

The attack began in the morning hours, with about half a dozen gunmen entering the school - and shooting at random. Army commandos quickly arrived at the scene and started exchanging fire with the gunmen.
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Dec 16, 2014

Minister Nitin Gadkari Releases Book - ‘Assorted Thoughts on Project Management’

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Minister Nitin Gadkari Releases Book
Minister Nitin Gadkari Releases Book - ‘Assorted Thoughts on Project Management’

  • The book authored by National President of Project Management Associates (PMA) Mr Adesh Jain dwells on various key aspects of project management

New Delhi, Dec 1​6, 2014: Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari released a book on project management, authored by renowned subject scholar Mr Adesh Jain, that provides valuable insights into the subject, taking cue from which will help project managers across sectors to plan their work effectively.


The book, titled ‘Assorted Thoughts on Project Management’, is a compilation of the author’s thoughts and critical experiences which he has gained over the years while dealing with the subject.


“For any project to get successful, it is important that the nitty gritties are discussed, contemplated and solutions found beforehand so that the projects complete in a time-bound matter and projects remain economically viable. In India, projects are stalled mainly because there is no planning involved and everything moves in a very haphazard manner,” says Mr Jain.


The book is divided into two parts, first part of which deals with various important aspects of project management such as Goals-Strategies-Projects, Decision v/s integration, universal project management processes and New encounters, new experiences, among others.


The second part of the book takes into account assorted articles on varying subjects of project management, including Nucleus of a task -the master key to project management, Human network management, Transparency yields trust, Discovering new horizons in project management.


The book released during the three day Global Symposium on Project Management in the national capital.

Mr Jain, the National President of Project Management Associates (PMA), was also conferred during the symposium the Lifetime Achievement Award by Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy in recognition of his efforts to create a project-oriented India.

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White Rivers Digital bags digital media mandate for Zola.in

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Shrenik Gandhi
White Rivers Digital, a digital marketing agency located in Mumbai, has signed on Zola for managing its digital presence. Having become the 'go to' digital media agency for lifestyle brands, White Rivers Digital will now be extending its expertise in the field of fashion to a leading fashion brand Zola.in.

Established in 1999, Mumbai based Zola has become the one stop destination for trendy and chic apparel. The company’s brand portfolio includes product lines that range from affordable, high-end style and cater to every age group, from children and youth to men and women. Zola’s product range is inspired by the international runways and the global street fashion and offering wearable fashion at pocket-friendly prices, right to your doorstep. White Rivers Digital will be taking the above into account and transforming the same onto a digital platform. It will be mainly involved in handling the complete Social Media marketing strategy. It will create a mobile based dealer channel communication platform for Zola.in. Digital Catalogue introduction is another factor that White Rivers Digital will be managing for Zola.in.

Talking about the same, Mr. Shrenik Gandhi, Co-Founder, White Rivers Digital had said that being a fashion brand Zola is in an unique space making that an enthralling account to work on. He further added that they are thrilled to have Zola on board with them. It is one of the largest in the country in its field and a one stop Fashion brand. Being an ancient brand, key challenge will be to be as dynamic as its audience. Their challenge & opportunity is to curate a digital brand out of it. Their young team's keen eye for trend forecasting is going to be great asset to this account.

From Zola.in, Mr. Kirti Shah, Managing Director said that Zola will swim with White Rivers Digital in social media space to reach out to its young and net savvy audience. Through dialogue it will make its presence more visible in the market. The alliance shall redefine FASHION in the Women’s World with Indian flavours and lesser payouts.

White Rivers Digital is really excited and looking forward to working with a fashion brand like Zola.in
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