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September 2014

In search of talented young people

Logo_Henkel Innovation Challenge

India – The registration phase for the eighth Henkel Innovation Challenge” has just started. Under the slogan of Create. Learn. Grow., Henkel is inviting students from all over the world to submit their visionary ideas for sustainable products and technologies.

 Students of any discipline from 28 countries have the opportunity to take on the role of business development manager and register at with their innovative ideas up until 10 December 2014. It’s simple to take part. To enter the international competition, the students need to form a two-person team and create a concept for one of the three business units Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care or Laundry & Home Care. The task is to identify market trends and challenges for 2050 and develop ideas that are aligned to the Henkel sustainability strategy. The teams must convince a jury of Henkel managers, and the best ones will take part in the international final to be held in Vienna in spring 2015. The winning team will receive an around-the-world ticket worth 10,000 Euro. The second and third-placed teams will also receive travel vouchers. All three teams will have the opportunity to meet Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted in person and present their innovation concepts.

Further information can be found at For information on career opportunities,

Ace Creative Learning forays into retail education solutions

 Launches DeekshaTab for students aspiring to crack CET & Comed-K


Bangalore, September 30, 2014: Ace Creative Learning, one of the pioneers of introducing the concept of integrated learning in schools for students of class 11 and 12 in Karnataka, today, announced its foray into the retail segment in education. As a first step in this process, the company launched its flagship retail product, the DeekshaTab.

With an investment of Rs 5 crore on the development of the DeekshaTab, Ace Creative Learning is looking at reaching out to 5000 customers by the end of this financial year and is looking at revenues of Rs 15 crore from the same.

The DeekshaTab will be launched in the market at a price of Rs 34,999. The launch product is one among a series of products that Ace Creative Learning plans to line up in the coming months, targeted at other competitive exams such as JEE, NEET, GATE and UPSE. In addition to it, another area of focus would be to develop products for students of class 5 to 12.

By the year 2020 Ace Creative Learning is looking at reaching out to 50,000 students and acquiring a 20% market share in the education TABLET business.

Said, Dr. Sridhar G, Founder, Ace Creative Learning “With our foray into the retail segment, Ace Creative Learning is looking at raking in 100 crores in revenue in the next 3 years from the new business and also expect it to grow to 35% of the total business by 2020”



Test your spirit of adventure with Diesel Mr. Daddy 2.0 Timepieces


Bangalore, September, 2014:Diesel is on high voltage this season with its new Mr. Daddy 2.0 collection that clearly demonstrates the positive energy of this power-house brand! Diesel dominates with styles that partner risk-taking action with a fashion-induced edge. Improving on an already innovative and iconic design, the Mr. Daddy 2.0 watch collection makes a bold-yet-definitive statement.

DZ313’s uber-intricate dial details take center stage in this classic black-leather-meets-stainless-steel rendition. A navy blue dial, red accents and a dark brown leather strap create the perfect combination in the stunning DZ7314. When one watch just won’t do, wear four, the bold black DZ7312, with four separate time zones, two jump hour disc displays, and a chronograph display, this mega-oversized watch may be easy to read, but difficult to take your eyes off it. These timeframes that captivate the sporty yet stylish, top the men’s “must have” accessory list this season.

Designed by the Diesel Creative Team, these timeframes are priced from Rs. 21,995/- onwards. The collection is available at select Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Helios, Ethos, Just in Vogue and other leading retail stores across the country.

A ‘hand-full’ of beauty: At this year’s Dandiya nights, make your hennaed hands the most striking

Dr Ranjan Upadhyaya, Dermatologist, Desmoderm skin clinic, Delhi


It is a centuries-old tradition of decking up your hands with patterns of deftly crafted artistic designs but it never fails to excite. The sight of a henna cone is always attractive for a woman and festivals are just the right excuse to display your beautifully patterned hands.

While you do everything to make sure your henna color turns out to be the darkest — applying clove oil and lemon –what about the hands themselves? Why not make your hands the most beautiful part of your body before colored patterns leave them all the more striking.

Mostly for women, their face their only skincare focus with all their beauty regimen revolving around it. No wonder, hands often become the most prominent giveaways when it comes to betraying your age or displaying the damage caused on skin due to daily wear and tear.

The hands are parts of the body that we expose to a lot of wear and tear, by frequent use of soap & detergents and exposing to sun light. These stresses contribute to skin dryness when the natural fat in the skin barrier is diminished. And while we take care of the needs of our face, we only seldom extend our regimen to the hands.

This year, as you gear up to celebrate Navratri, get all decked up in a lehnga- chunni with henna on your palms, and dance to the tunes of Garba and Dandiya, make sure your hands look beautiful like never before. A session with Restylane Vital skinboosters can give perfect beauty radiance to your hands.

“Women often come to us expressing displeasure at the way their hands look. Even when their faces are radiant as ever, their hands would look dull, pale and wrinkled with veins protruding out. While a regular regime of manicure would be needed every two months and would consume time, a brief session with Restylane Vital skinboosters would give wonderful results, replenishing the lost beauty of the hands from within. What more, the impact of the procedure lasts for almost a year.

Using microinjections, stabilized hyaluronic acid is implanted into the outer layers of the skin and works naturally to hydrate the skin from within. Restylane Vital Skinboosters is a new age therapy that moisturizes the skin from within and replenished the lost reserves of moisture as hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic substance that attracts water and helps retain moisture into the skin. This not only makes the hands look younger, but also more beautiful and bright. It diminishes appearance of veins, improves skin tone and luster, restores hydrobalance and increases skin elasticity.

Experts say men and women often ignore their hands and neck, when it comes to their beauty regimes. Often we even fail to follow the basic minimum routine of moisturizer and sunscreen when it comes to hands.

The skin on the back of your hands is different from the skin in the palm of your hands. There are no hair follicles in the palm of your hands and the skin is thicker, which makes the skin on the underside more resistant to wear and tear. However, this is not so for the back of the hands, which start looking aged and wrinkled earlier.

“As the trend of looking young and beautiful spreads, women today are inarguably becoming more concerned about their hands. Some are extremely particular about ensuring regular manicure routines to push the signs of ageing, others are open to cosmetic procedures to reverse the signs. Unlike the face, making hands look younger is more difficult given the thinness of the skin at the back of the hands. However, a session with Restylane Vital can drastically change the way your hands look. Especially when you are preparing to flaunt a beautiful finger ring or henna.

When used on the face, Restylane Vital can bring your lost glow back and give your skin a perfect hydrated look. The loss of hyaluronic acid is one of the most important causes of wear and tear and lack of elasticity that our skin shows. Once replenished into the skin, it works just the way it would work naturally to bring glow and radiance back to your face.

Canon launched its 5th edition of Photomarathon in India

Wins the Canon Photoclinic to Japan, Canon goodies and prizes from Adobe

vivek mathur - theme 2

Bengaluru, 28th September, 2014: Canon, a leader in Digital Imaging space launched its fifth edition of Photomarathon in India. The event took place at Good Shepherd’s auditorium, Museum Road, Bengaluru on September 27, 2014 and attracted large number of photo enthusiasts, primarily DSLR users, hobbyist photographers as well as professionals. The Photomarathon is a uniquely designed event organised by Canon to promote photography culture through theme based healthy competition.

The Canon Photomarathon is a daylong event that brings together photographic talents from across India. This event is also organized by Canon in countries like Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam.

Speaking about the event, Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon India said, “As the Photomarathon India celebrates its 5th anniversary in India, we are happy to see the ever increasing number of youngsters taking up DSLR cameras and unleashing their creative self. Canon India has been focused on promoting the culture of photography and the Photomarathon is testament of the same. Our new thrust on women segment & even school going teenagers will widen the appeal of this creative indulgence. We believe the Photomarathon continues to be a definitive platform bringing together photography talent to a day filled with fun and learning. The focus of this event is not sales but application of individual creative talent to draw self-gratification with a feeling of community. This is Canon’s unique high ground Value proposition that customers love the most.

“We are inviting techies of India to move beyond selfies & be surprised with their own talent. Every photo taken in this event speaks a different story” He further added.

Talking about the event, Mr. Andrew Koh, Senior Director, Image Communication Products Group, Canon India said, “The Canon Photomarathon is our attempt to creatively engage with our customers and help them refine their skills through a world-class photography competition. India is a huge market and we are witnessing the rapid evolution of photography here. With our eye constantly on the needs of our customers, we strive to make Canon Photomarathon more meaningful each year to recognize the talent in seeing the world through photography. Therefore, events like Photomarathon provide just the right platform for photographers to showcase their skills.”

The format of Canon Photomarathon 2014 required each contestant to shoot pictures within limited timeframe on given themes: Tranquillity and Chaos. Themes were announced just before the event began which made it even more competitive. The pictures were judged by well-known photographers based on their creative, technical and narrative sense. The highlight of the event was The Grand prize- the Photoclinic, that includes attending a, once-in-a-lifetime photography tour led by experts to selected destinations around the world which was won by Vivek Mathur. Jackson Johnson and Jayaprathab Mathuraiveeran won the second and third prize respectively and got Canon DSLR cameras, exclusive Canon merchandize, and 10, 1 year subscriptions to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. There were also exciting theme-based prizes won.

The 3 judges for the event were Bengaluru based Advertising & Fashion Photographer Mr. Waseem Khan, widely published Macro Photographer & Director NICC Bangalore Dr. Akash Rose and most sought after Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Ms. Neeta Shankar.

Other attractions at the Photomarathon 2014 included 2 seminars, delivered by noted wildlife photographer Mr. Sudhir Shivaram, and HOD Photography at NICC Bangalore, Mr. Jeevan Pathare, as well as an equipment cleaning camp organized for participants. In addition to this, Canon select DSLRs and lenses were also on display, for participants to get a feel and hands-on. Also on display for the 1st time to Indian audiences was the much awaited EOS 7D Mark II which was announced on the 15thof September.

Get Up, Green Up!

Participants at CII IGBC Green Walkathon at Cubbon Park

Bangalore, 28th September, 2014: Over 2,000 people from all walks of life took part in the Green Walkathon organized by Indian Green Building Council, Bangalore chapter as a part of World Green Building Week 2014. The Green Building Week is being celebrated in 100 countries representing more than 27,000 organizations.

The Walkathon took place in Cubbon Park to underline how green buildings can bring about a positive & profound effect at various levels- Individual, Society and Nation. The place we live, work, study, commute and play, should all go the green way was the loud & clear message that came out of the Green Walkathon. The theme for this event is- Get Up, Green Up”.

“For many, Green has becoming a fashion statement. The day we transform fashion into passion, we become the contributing factor for a sustainable environment”, Mr. Syed Mohamed Beary, Chairman, IGBC Bangalore Chapter said, addressing the enthusiastic participants. He thanked the partakers for joining the Green Cause and added that Individual Ownership, Collaborative Efforts and Creative Leadership should be the mantra for a Greener future of our country.

Bangaloreans expressed their solidarity by marching with great gusto in the Cubbon Park. Banners and placards were held aloft with slogans exhorting people to make Green as a way of life. This will go a long way in making our Planet Earth Greener & Healthier.

Employees from Interface, Otis, HP, Bearys Group, BCIL, CREDAI, IGBC, Schools, Clubs and several other organizations participated in the walkathon and showed immense support to the Green Building Movement.

Waste to Art- CII IGBC & Winners

 Dr. Chandrasekhar Hariharan, Co-Chair, IGBC Bangalore Chapter encouraged the participants connect with IGBC more often to suggest ideas on making the future Green Building Week a bigger success and to enjoy themselves thoroughly today.

The day was also marked by presenting of awards to school children from schools around Bangalore like, Vidya Shilp Academy, Sri Chaitanya Techno School- Hebbal, Gear Innovation International School etc. who enthusiastically took part in the Art from Waste competition. This was a special competition that showcases a creative artworks made out of re-used and recyclable waste materials.

 Bangalore: 28 September 2014

“Mega Cause Run 5K Bengaluru”

Photo 3- Union Minister Sri DV Sadanandagowda, State Trasport Minister Sri Ramalinga Reddy, MLA Dr C N Ashwath Narayan and other delegates flagoff the Marathon

Over 4000 people across the city have participated in the “Mega Cause Run 5K Bengaluru” organised by SANCHALANA, a voluntary organisation at Kanteerava stadium in the city today.

Photo 6 - participants at marathon

The event was organised in association with Paralympic Committee of India (PIC) and Karnataka Sports Association for Physically Handicaped (KSAPH) to provide financial assistance for the Physically Challenged sports and sports persons.

Flagging off the run, Union Railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda said, “I am grateful to the SANCHALANA organisation which organised this event which is the first of kind to support physically challenged sports and sports persons in the Country. It is also a Birth anniversary of legend Bhagath Singh today.”

“Along with financial assistance we need to provide mental support for the physically challenged sports persons. I would like to wish good luck for those who are participating in the para Olympics   scheduled to be held in Korea,” said Sadananda Gowda.

Photo 5- Marathon

The run was conducted in four categories one was general, second was Senior citizens, third was students and the fourth was physically challenged. In General Men category Mr.Vignesh and in women category Kalpanacompleted the task first and bagged the Air ticket to Singapore.

Other two runners in each category were felicitated with the medals and participation certificate.

Photo 4 - Union Minister Sri DV Sadanandagowda, State Trasport Minister Sri Ramalinga Reddy  and other delegates at the Marathon

State transport and city in-charge minister Ramalinga Reddy, State youth empowerment and sports minister Abhayachandra Jain, MLA Dr CN Ashwathnarayan, PAdmashree HN Girish, Former MLC MR Doreswamy, Former Cricketer Sunil Joshi, President of organising committee KC Ramamurthy, SANCHALANA president Prem Prasad Shetty were present.

“Khichdi” Fame Actor Mr. Anang Desai have launch a campaign to create awareness about noise pollution.


Mumbai Sep, 2014: Due to increase in noise pollution in our day to day lives which causes temporary disruption in the natural balance of activities in human being.  Hearing Plus the India’s largest chain of hearing clinics, providing affordable solutions for Hearing Loss is coming up with a new campaign in Mumbai to help individuals with hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorder. The aim is to provide a sense of relief to the people who get affected from the noise pollution from the regular activities. For providing further service to mankind Hearing Plus- 360 degree hearing solutions have stepped into the Mumbai city on June2014. After opening their first clinic on 1st June 2014, Now they have opened their 2 new clinics at S. K. Bole road- Dadar, Kemps Corner- Grant Road and 3 new clinics at Gokhale road – Thane, Platinum Techno Park – Vashi, and M. G. Road – Ghatkopar. The opening ceremony was graced by the presence of “Khichdi” Fame Actor Mr. Anang Desai. On this occasion the actor congratulated the Hearing Plus team and said “It is my pleasure to inaugurate Hearing Plus new clinics in Mumbai as now Mumbai will hear even better. They have a team of extremely professional and qualified doctors who takes every case as a personalized one”.

With this 5 newly branded clinics they have achieved a milestone of 22 clinics across the country.

Hearing Plus has opened their 5 new clinics across the city.Hearing Plus had started its journey from 15th August, 2006. Since then till today, within a span of 8 years it has become the no 1 clinic in eastern India in the field of Hearing Aid & Speech Therapy.

Adding onto that Mr AvishekDutta, Director of Hearing Plus said that one in every ten* people suffer from some degree of hearing loss. In India the hearing aid penetration rate is only 1%.** Which mean 1 out of every 100 individuals with hearing loss receive Hearing Aid this occurs due to dearth of professional & poor clinical expertise & services. However in U.S.A the hearing aid penetration rate is 53%. Thus the motto of Hearing Plus is to serve not only the class is to serve the mass and that is why we have opened these clinics so that no individual with hearing impairment is devoid of treatment in this city.Anyone can get the information by calling on a TOLL FREE No.: 18002002440

Hearing Plus is a team of highly qualified audiologist & speech language pathologist who are trained to help individuals with hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorder. The vision of Hearing Plus is to serve those 3% of thetotal population, who are supposed to have speech & hearing impairment. The core team consists of Hearing Plus highly trained audiologist and speech language pathologist (all have obtained a Bachelors degree and/ or a Master degree in the field of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology) to  provide high quality service by

virtue of their experience & expertise. In order to support this technical team they have 250+ skilled and dedicated staff who are working incessantly in the background for quality assurance.

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