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November 2014

The Secret to Success is Finally Here!

And it is yours to keep

Mumbai, November 28, 2014: Amidst head honchos and avid readers, Gopika and Mohit Kapoor launched their latest book, ‘Spiritual Success’ published by Hay House India at Crossword Book Store, Kemps Corner with Sculptor Arzan Khambatta, Art of Living teacher Rachit Garg and Executive Coach Rajeev Raju.

Spiritual Success is Gopika’s fourth book and Mohit’s debut. The book, with its very inspiring words, breaks down the pre-conceived notions of the word ‘success’ and redefines and simplifies it. “For me, true spiritual success implies doing something – anything from baking a cake to completing a 10,000 word book – so well, efficiently and thoroughly, that I get tremendous joy and satisfaction from the act itself, and do not have to worry about the result. Then the outcome does not matter as I am already successful having done my job well”, said Gopika Kapoor, whose previous three books ‘Spiritual Parenting, ‘Spiritual Pregnancy’ and ‘Spiritual Relationships’ have all been best-sellers.

“Spiritual Success to me is a state of mindfulness and that point of realisation when I know that I have everything I need at the present moment, and much more. It is a feeling of abundance and gratitude that all is well and just as it should be,” said Mohit Kapoor, Founding Partner Universal Legal Advocates and Life Coach. “This book has been the culmination of an internal journey, during which I have moved from a senseless pursuit of worldly ideas and symbols of success to questioning what success truly means to me.”

“The first and most important aspect of the new book ‘Spiritual Success’ is its simplicity. It definitely is one of the most comprehensive and easy reading life  guides I have ever come across. What adds to the value of the book, are the personal first-hand experiences that they have shared with the readers, hence strengthening the message of spiritual success. The valuable wisdom, this book imparts, if practiced sincerely can give the reader a tremendous upper hand in the roughest of work environments and beyond,” said Sculptor, Arzan Khambatta.

“Success to me is not a Big Bang event or achievement in one’s life time. Success to me is every single moment of feeling influential. It is convincing the board to approve a proposal.  Winning over colleagues on an idea or initiative, building trust with the boss, inspiring your team, wooing your wife to a dinner out, and cajoling your kids to finish breakfast quickly. All of these events define how ‘successful’ you are!  A good day is when all your stakeholders agree with, approve of, obey, follow, support, believe and admire you.

This to me is Success, unconditionally, A book that is written simply and is written from one’s heart strikes an instant connect with me. Spiritual Success is a page turner, light and practical.  Gopika and Mohit have carefully interwoven anecdotes that strike home the point with relevant visuals. As a coach, I found over a dozen, immediately recognizable instances I encountered while coaching leaders.  That reiterated how important emotional intelligence is for success in life, and at work. Anyone looking for a try-it-yourself experience should surely not miss this one,” shared Rajeev Raju, Founder and Coach at Gravitas Consulting.

“For me, success means being at peace with myself, being able to make a difference in the society, inspire and motivate others to do their best and being content with what is given to me. Success means harmonious relationships and an ability to carry a smile through thick and thin.  As for what I thought about the book, I think it is a right dose at the right time for many out there who are running the rat race at a very fast pace only to realise they may not be moving ahead as far as attaining spiritual solace is concerned. The book is a great wake up call to pause, reflect, introspect and begin to derive a much higher meaning from one’s life than may be the case right now and the book does so through providing extremely simple yet profound tools. A must for everyone especially in the corporate world,” said Rachit Garg, Director of Dermatology at Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) and Art of Living teacher

STAR CJ introduces Cozy Comforters for this Winter

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STAR CJ Network India Pvt. Ltd. – India’s largest home shopping network introduces cozy and beautiful Comforters for this winter. These comforters have been launched in three options – Blanc Reversible Comforter, Tyche Mink Double Size Blanket and Feather Lite Solid Printed Comforter. All the three types of comforters have been made available in packs of two at a special STAR CJ price of Rs. 2,599/-for each variant, more than 50% lesser than the market price.

Quality of the comforter plays a vital role for an undisturbed sleep during winters. The materials used in the comforters offered on STAR CJ’s platforms manifest superior standards of luxury, providing an extra soft and feather-like feel. Blanc Reversible and Featherlite have been designed to provide the user with four different looks in a pack of two comforters. Featherlite showcases the unique combination of solid and printed display on each comforter. Tyche Mink Blanket prides on its capacity to retain heat and provide that extra warmth during a chilly winter night. All the comforters are double sized and can comfortably accommodate two people. With the wedding season going on, these beautiful comforters can make excellent gifts without being too heavy on your pockets, considering the attractive deal offered by STAR CJ.

These comforters have been designed to not only keep you warm and comfortable during winters, but also enhance your home décor with its bright and aesthetic prints.

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Consumers can place an order for these magnificent comforters through sellers on STAR CJ’s 24×7 home shopping channel STAR CJ alive, its e-commerce website and also on the m-commerce portal

Amara Jyothi Public School Celebrates Spirit of Sports

Cricketer Venkatesh Prasad conducts ‘Sports Clinic’ for children


Bangalore, 28th November, 2014: Amara Jyothi Public School managed in association with Pearson Schools, a part of the world’s leading learning company Pearson, celebrated ‘Annual Sports Meet’ today in the presence of Chief Guest Mr.Venkatesh Prasad, Arjuna Awardee andformer Indian Cricketer. In an attempt to educate students about the importance of sports, Mr. Prasad awestruck the children by talking about the benefits of incorporating sports in curriculum and the value it adds in an individual’s life.
Speaking at the occasion Mr.Venkatesh Prasad, former Indian Cricketer said “It gives me immense pleasure to see schools giving equal importance to sports and education these days. Sports play an important role in educating young minds as it brings with it the ability to develop a sound mind, body and soul with increased self-confidence. It also helps students to develop a strong mental growth and stay focused in their activities.”
The theme of the sports meet this year was ‘Colour Wars’, as colour plays an important role in the emotional development of a child, influences various mood, day to day actions and behavior towards others. The theme was well depicted with the feast of colors that was observed in the event with nearly 2000 students from pre-primary to college seen in colourful costumes. There were displays of aerobics, yoga and karate in the event apart from hurdle races, running, and cultural performances. Games for parents were also part of the sports extravaganza.
Ms. Lalita Ganapathy,Principal, Amara Jyothi Public School said “In an effort of making our students globally ready, we at Pearson Schools constantly try to make them future all-rounders. Paying equal importance to sports and academics will help them understand their skill set to pursue a sports career in future and also to possess a fit and sound body. Such events on regular basis help our students to understand their true potential and worth.”

Chidananda Murthy-Sujith Kumar looking for another win


Ranchi, November 29: After wrapping up the Pro Stock title in the 2014 Indian National TSD Rally Championship by winning the Kolkata round a fortnight ago, the Team Tata Motors entry of Chidananda Murthy-BS Sujith Kumar are keen on winning here too. The Bangaloreans will be taking part in the Wild Adventure Rally, the eighth and penultimate round of the National championship, here on Sunday. Murthy and Sujith Kumar, with 149 points, have assured themselves of the 2014 National title and it is also a hat-trick for them. Since the best six rounds of the season are considered for the National title, a win here will see them having the honour of winning the National title with an all-win record. It will also help in proving their supremacy as the undisputed Pro Stock TSD rallyists in the country. They will be driving a Sumo instead of the Indica Vista.

“The fact that we have won the 2014 title and a hat-trick of National titles certainly does not mean that we will back off. We will give it our best to win in Ranchi too,” said Chidananda Murthy.

Sujith Kumar added: “It feels great to win the National title for a third time. But winning is winning and we would like to add the Ranchi win to our list.”

Team Tata Motors will field Saurav Chatterjee-Ashoke Kumar Basu, second in the Pro Stock points table with 125 points table, and Vikas Puttur-Moulinath Ghosh as the other two teams in the Pro Stock category.

In the Pro Expert category, Team Tata Motors will be fielding three teams. Ajgar Ali-Mohammad Musthafa are second in the points table with 123 points, while Ganesh Moorthy-T Nagarajan have 92 points. The third Team Tata Motors entry is that of Srikanth Gowda-M Chandrashekar.

Team Tata Motors is also fielding an all-ladies team of Sheena Sabharwal and Sumantika Choudhury.



Bengaluru, November 26, 2014Microsoft Devices today launched the “Microsoft Lumia 535” with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and Lumia Denim,bringing the best Microsoft services to more affordable price levels. Offering five great integrated Microsoft experiences, a wide-angle 5 megapixel front facing camera, and a spacious 5 inch display protected with Gorilla Glass 3 ,the Lumia 535 helps people do more of what they want, for less.  It will be available in stores across the country starting Nov 28, 2014 at a best buy price of INR 9199/-. Designed to be tough and durable and stay as vibrant and colorful as the day you bought it, the Lumia 535 will be available in bright green, bright orange, white and black.

Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India, said, “Today we have consumers in India for whom the mobile phone is not only their primary device, but sometimes the only device they use. Microsoft is committed to delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone through its devices and services such as OneDrive, Outlook, Skype, Bing, Outlook, MSN and Xbox Live which power them. The new Microsoft Lumia 535 sets the benchmark in bringing the best of the Windows Phone ecosystem at an accessible price point to consumers in India.”

Speaking at the launch, Viral Oza, Director,Nokia India Sales Pvt. Ltd (A subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile Oy) said,“Innovation should be available to everyone and our endeavor is to make it accessible through our range of affordable Lumia devices. Younger tech-involved audiences are increasingly looking at an uncompromised experience on their smartphones. With access to the best services right out of the box at a price they can afford, we believe the Lumia 535 is an ideal solution to offer young India.”

Wine Express – Madhuloka’s exclusive wine store opens in Whitefield

Over 600 Indian and international wine labels to choose from

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 Bangalore, November 24th, 2014: It was an evening that will be remembered for a while to come. Bangalore’s first Wine Express, by Madhuloka Liquor Boutique opened its doors in Whitefeild today to the delight of wine aficionados across the city. A brainchild of K S Lokesh, Founder of Madhuloka Liquor Boutique and Enotica,  Wine Express will exclusively retail over 600 wine labels both Indian and international.

Besides the numerous wine labels you may look forward to, the décor at Wine Express is designed to create the right ambience to browse through the various wines. Its wooden finish is welcoming. It will provide its patrons with a wine chiller with ample choice, for those times when you need to pick a bottle and head to a party right away. Everything, right down to the smallest detail has been taken care of here, at Wine Express.

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Inaugurating the Wine Express Dr. B Krishna, Managing Director, Karnataka Wine Board said, “The state of Karnataka is quite conducive to the development of wineries. Over the years, we have seen some wonderful labels come to the forefront. A place like Wine Express, that provides such a variety of choice under a single roof, helps both the budding and experienced wine lover appreciate the beverage more.”

Guest of Honour for the evening Mr.Biren Ghose, Country Head, Technicolor India pvt Ltd said, “Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city and the appreciation of wine is quite high among its residents. Constant travel and a genuine curiosity on the ideal pairings are making it a popular beverage in the city. Being ideally located and having such a wide collection of labels is a great thing for wine lovers to look forward to.”

Speaking on the occasion Mr K S Lokesh apprised, “With Wine Express, attention has been paid to every detail. Our décor resembles a wine cellar. The Buddha, carved from a single log adds to the serenity of the space. We even have a chiller that hosts a selection of wines that may be bought and instantly opened as well, considering we maintain it at the right temperature. We believe that Bangalore is perfect to be at the centre of the country’s wine drinking culture and this space is a move in that direction.

For more details please log in to or call Yuvraj Sharma: 9900088995

Urban Essentials


Sparkling city lights, sunlight reflecting off freshly cleaned windows, the radiance of stoplights—shine embodies the spirit of NYC. The elegant glow of the city is beauti­fully dynamic, and it’s even more breathtaking during the holiday season. Chambers makes it easy to sparkle this season, with fresh design language and glittering dials. The ceramic Chambers styles feature new square-foil stones for a chic update. Crosswalk blends jewelry with watches for the ultimate work-by-day/party-by-night transition, while Stanhope and Soho get glowing with classic, tonal silhouettes.

Priced from Rs 14,295/- onwards, the DKNY collection is available at Watch Station International stores, select Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Helios, Ethos, Just in Vogue and other leading watch retail outlets across the country.

The Next Generation Job Platform tapResume Launched in India


Bangalore, 24th November 2014: tapResume a next generation job site start up that empowers both the candidates and employers in finding each other faster is launched in India today. The innovative USP of tapResume is the ‘ResumeCard’ which will be the conduit that will connect the companies to the right candidates across all industries and solves the bigger problem of irrelevant search results making the process of finding each other faster.

Mr. Jagannadh Varma, Founder & CEO, tapResume said, “Finding the right talent makes both the company and the candidate successful faster in a short span of time. tapResume’s consistent research and deep understanding in the global hiring ecosystem provides a refined framework that narrows down the search results bringing candidates and employers closer than ever.”

The key features of tapResume include; Innovative concept called ResumeCard which allows the candidates express themselves by presenting their key skills, Referral Program – Why refer a friend for free? – lets candidates earn a referral fee for referring their friend, Post Jobs – Wherein employers post job requirements, Search Jobs – Wherein candidates search for jobs posted by employers, Search Candidates – Wherein employers search for registered candidates and gSearch algorithm – The heuristic algorithm used for search.

Mr. Anand Alaggapan, Co-Founder & VP, tapResume said, “The success of a company lies in the quality of its employees and tapResume is one such kind of platform that will help companies find the right candidates.”

tapResume is everything you need in Job search and Candidates search. The site is elegantly simple to navigate with a seamless registration process and efficient workflow. Right Job. Right Candidate is the major focus of the tapResume gateway in finding companies and candidates faster.

Gaurav Gill-Musa Sherif seal fourth National rally title


Bengaluru, November 21: Team Mahindra Adventure’s Gaurav Gill and co-driver Musa Sherif, driving a Mahindra XUV 500, have assured themselves of the 2014 Indian Rally Championship Overall title after the first leg of the Mahindra Adventure presents IMG 40th K-1000 Rally near Tumakuru on Saturday. Local star Arjun Rao Aroor-Satish Rajagopal, who are second in the Overall standings, had a bad day and retired after barely starting the first stage of the day. Their rally-specific Volkswagen Polo R2 suffered an engine failure.

Gill-Sherif have 145 points, while Aroor-Rajagopal have 78 and Sidhu-Murthy 62 with one round remaining at Chikkamagaluru next month. This will be Gill-Sherif’s fourth National title, despite them trailing teammates Sunny Sidhu-PV Srinivasa Murthy by two seconds after Saturday’s leg one. Sidhu-Murthy’s total time after leg one was one hour, five minutes, 12.2 seconds, while Gill-Sherif were 01:05:14.4. Their teammates Amittrajit Ghosh-Ashwin Naik were third Overall with a time of 01:06:42.0.

“It was not a great day,” said Gill. “We had a comfortable lead but there were electrical problems with the cooling fan and the car began to overheat. Due to this, we had to nurse the car but managed to stay in second place. Hopefully, we will be able to get the lead on Sunday.”

A disappointed Aroor said: “We were barely 300 metres into the first stage of the day when the engine packed up. It is going to be very difficult to get the car back in action tomorrow. We will have to try our best in the last round in Chikkamagaluru next month.”

In the IRC 2000 class, Karna Kadur-BS Sujith Kumar, in a Mitsubishi Cedia, led after leg one with a time of 01:07:26.4, while championship leaders Rahul Kanthraj-Vivek Bhatt were 01:08:19.0.

The IRC 1600cc class saw Phalguna Urs-Anoop Kumar, in a Volkswagen Polo, take the first leg lead with a time of 01:06:50.5, while Hrishikesh Thackersey-Ninad Mirajgaonkar were second with 01:08:48.8.

In the FMSCI 1600 class, Adith KC-Harish KN are in the lead with a time of 01:09:18.9 in their Honda City VTec.In all, 10 out of the 41 cars retired on Saturday.

In the Super Special Stage, held at the Bangalore International Exhibition grounds under floodlights on Friday, Abhilash PG-Sanjay Agarwal were the fastest (one minute, 33.2 seconds) in a Mitsubishi Evo XI. Gill-Sherif were second fastest with 01:34.5, while Sidhu-Murthy were third with a 01:35.9.

Results (leg one, provisional and unaudited):

IRC: 1. Sunny Sidhu/PV Srinivas Murthy (Team Mahindra Adventure, Mahindra XUV500, 01:05:12.2); 2. Gaurav Gill/Musa Sherif (Team Mahindra Adventure, Mahindra XUV500, 01:05:14.4); 3. Amittrajit Ghosh/Ashwin Naik (Team Mahindra Adventure, Mahindra XUV500, 01:06:42.0).

IRC 2000: 1. Karna Kadur/BS Sujith Kumaar (Mitsubishi Cedia, 01:07:26.4); 2. Rahul Kanthraj/Vivek Bhatt (Mitsubishi Cedia, 01:08:19.0); 3. Byram Godrej/Somayya AG (VW Polo, 01:09:06.8).

IRC 1600: 1. Phalguna Urs-Anoop Kumar (VW Polo, 01:06:50.5); 2. Hrishikesh Thackersey-Ninad Mirajgaonkar (VW Polo, 01:08:48.8); 3. Vikram Devadasen-Chandramouli (VW Polo, 01:10:13.7).

FMSCI 1600: 1. Adith KC-Harish KN (Honda City Vtec, 01:09:18.9); 2. Aniruddha Rangnekar-Nitin Jacob (Maruti Baleno, 01:15:15.20); 3. Parag C Dhiwar-Aditya R Dhiwar (Maruti Baleno, 01:15:35.0).

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