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February 2015

Google boy Kautilya Pandit to visit Greenwood High

Kautilya Pandit

Bangalore, February 27, 2015 – At an age when most children are just graduating from alphabets to words, Kautilya Pandit, aged 7 can recollect details of countries across the world and can answer questions about world geography, per capita income, gross domestic product, politics and the economy etc. He is also nicknamed as “Google boy. Kautilya Pandit will be visiting Greenwood High International School on Tuesday, March 03 at its campus at Varthur Sarjapur Road. He will interact with the students, faculty and staff and showcase his talent and will also play Chess with the students.

Kautilya Pandit, is a child prodigy from Kohand village of Karnal district, Haryana.Currently he is pursuing his studies at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Panchkula. He was host for Kaun Banega Crorepati show anchored by Amitabh Bachchan aired on Children’s day. Kautilya, who encompasses a sea of Knowledge in this tender age, received enormous affection from Megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

Kautilya Pandit with Amitabh Bachchan

This boy might be little but his brain is a big powerhouse of knowledge, superlative memory & unique skills. We wanted this little kid to come to our school and have an interaction with the students so that we can prove that age is no bar to knowledge and success”, said Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High International School.

Few other achievements of Kautilya Pandit –

–         For his exceptional intelligence quotient (IQ) and memory, Kautilya was awarded Rs 10 lakh by the Haryana government.

–         He has been honored almost 100 times in 19 different states of India.

–         Vienna, capital of Austria wants him to Honor with “Pride of India” Award.

–         He is also the brand ambassador for Women and children welfare society, Haryana.

Budget Expectations

Bani Anand, Managing Director, Hairline International Hair Research & Treatment center (1) (1)

Ms Bani Anand, Founder Director, Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic

All industries in the country will stand to benefit from the GST rollout this year. Having said, there are certain expectations from the healthcare sector, which, if fulfilled, would take the industry forward.

* Reduction in service tax to around 6%. 

* Subsidies/Grant for research in healthcare and aesthetics services. Such an initiative would throw open more opportunities for research in these fields, and this would be a big boost for the health care sector.

* Relexation of laws related to import of cosmeceuticals. Besides, we also look forward  to licensing laws being relaxed so that import of these cosmeceuticals becomes easier.

Bhartiya City sets to host another electrifying Music & Art Festival- “Emerge”


27th February 2015, Bangalore
: Building on the overwhelming success of its other cultural activities where Bhartiya City had played host to Slayer, Santana and Guns‘n Roses, besides the Edinburgh International Science Festival & the recently concluded Great Grover Wine Festival, it will now host EMERGE a day-long, multi dimensional  festival with stunning installations, live art events, sculptures and more. EMERGE – Music and Art Show will kick off at Bhartiya City in Bangalore on 28th of February.

Having hosted a slew of large-scale outdoor concerts in recent years including the likes of Tiesto, Swedish house mafia and the iconic Metallica, Bhartiya City serves as the perfect space to host the very first EMERGE Music & Arts Festival. Since its inception in 2013, LIVE Viacom18‘s most cutting edge music venture EMERGEhas brought to India a host of international talent for music-hungry fans across the nation.

EMERGE has put together what promises to be a phenomenal day of fun and frolic in the Capital as well as the country’s original stomping ground for alternative music, Bangalore.  On the bill is Grammy-Award nominated Alt- J, BRIT Award Winners Rudimental (DJ set),and virtuoso hang-drum player Daniel Waplesfeaturing The Petebox. Fantastic homegrown talent, Advaita bring their sublime fusion tunes to the fore plus Bangalore rock-outfit Parvaaz will also be part of the festivities.

One of India’s best portals for new art and design, Cupick, will be co-curating the art at EMERGE this year. Showcasing their works at the festival are three stellar creative minds.

Allisson Weeks Thomas – American illustrator and writer Allisson create pieces with a fairy-tale like charm and innocence and has a penchant for mixed-media. ShiloShivSuleman’s project The Fearless Collective brings together artists from across India with one singular message – women shouldn’t be afraid. Expect artworks to reflect their ideals strongly at the festival. London based designer and illustrator Alex Griffiths will also be displaying his whimsical and witty drawings atEMERGE.

At the very core of EMERGE is music and arts discovery- a platform, a forum where young fans can expect an experience like no other, where they will be able to truly open their minds and have a chance to discover something unique, something that will blow their mind – you could find your favorite new band, favorite new dancer and painter at EMERGE.

Building on Bhartiya City as a cultural hub and a luxurious destination with their soon to be launched Leela Residencies at Bhartiya City, EMERGE is a perfect platform to bring the art and music enthusiasts together and those seeking quality recreation and live entertainment.

Speaking on the concept of this Festival, Mr. G Raghavan, CEO Bhartiya Urban said “We are extremely excited to host EMERGE at the Bhartiya City premises in keeping with our intention of creating a vibrant smart city where people live, work, play and have fun.  EMERGE, like the many events we have had in Bhartiya City, will bring a high energy performance by best among the emerging artists from across the globe. We are pleased to have the opportunity to bring this not only to potential residents of Bhartiya City but also for Bengaluru city as a whole”.

 Event details- Date: 28 February 2015 City:Bengaluru Venue:32/1, Bhartiya City, Thanisandra Main Road, Chokkanahalli, Hegde Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560064

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Regus opens its 50th India Centre in Bengaluru


Bengaluru, 24th February 2015: Regus, the Global workplace provider, has launched of their 50th centre in Bangaluru, India, at RMZ Infinity Property Old Madras Road.

Speaking on the occasion Harish Lambah – country manager for Ragus India said, ”this is a big year for Ragus in India especially since we have strategic development plans for the country. We are looking at expanding in cities like Bengaluru since we see huge growth opportunities here. This may largely be attributed to the fact that the city is home to some of the biggest BPO’s, IT Companies and MNC’s in the country. The need for flexibility and smarter workplace is always a lot more when you have to work at odd hours with colleagues in other parts of the world. This growing demand for smarter  alternate office spaces and flexible work hours will play a key role in our future expansion plans for Bengaluru.”

Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange, for more info visit



At the Scalene Energy Research Institute (SERI) have produced all the common petroleum fuel hydrocarbons ranging from Methane, Ethylene, Propylene, Acetylene, Propadiene, Iso-Butene, Iso-Butelene, Iso-Pentane, n-Pentane, 1-Hexene, n-Hexene, Heptane and Octane with a newly invented machine called HYDRODECIDER an acronym for HYDRO DisambiguativE Catalyte Donor Recombination Reactor – with absolutely NO “Petroleum Materials to start with……

HYDRODECIDER is a reactor embedded with specially made Platinum Super Catalyst, which uses Water Sunlight and Organic carbon donor source (Used edible or nonedible Vegetable Oil) to produce flammable fuel consisting of C1 to C2 Hydrocarbons. This processes produces both saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons but have same composition as petroleum gases obtained from fossil fuel sources till now. By increasing Pressure or reducing the temperature this gases can be liquefied as LPG.

For further info contact Dr. Rajah Vijay Kumar, S-CARD Campus, Seegehalli Main Road, Bengaluru-560 049, Karnataka, India.

COONOOR HILLWALKER- Goes to next level with Foreign Walkers


25th Feb, 2015, Ooty: When you walk with love and compassion for causes, it seems just a wonderful blend of generosity with greenery.

The above concept was successfully proved, when the second season of Coonoor Hillwalker was flagged of successfully at on 22nd Feb, 2015(Sunday) at Coonoor, off Ooty, in Tamilnadu.

Organised by Omashram Trust- Old Age Care, Bangalore, Karnataka in Association with Kathirvel Nagammal Trust, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, Conceptualised by V-Solve and market by Breathe Entertainment.

Amidst the greenery and perfect weather, a large group of enthusiasts walked the trails of 5kms and 10kms respectively. The response was an overwhelming crowd of about 200 walkers, around 75 volunteers blended with staunch supporters and local diplomats to add flavour to the event.

Participants arrived from Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Pondicherry, Coimbatore and Tamilnadu. Walkers included the young and old, a group of german walkers, differently abled group, the blind, so on and so forth. Interesting though, the time factor for the walk got automatically increased, owing to the scenic beauty of the trail. Local volunteers, corporate volunteers from all around helped make the trail manageable for the walkers.

The walkers were provided with all comforts which included Goodie bags, nutritious breakfast, fruits, Physio help, Ortho Care, Ambulance services and encouragement from all angles. Medals and Certificates were distributed to all participants and volunteers.

So to say, the event proved that there is always a segment of people who sincerely care for the society.

A Dream Walk with a Promise-jointly organised by two NGOs, with a meaningful message.


The proceeds of Coonoor Hillwalker-will be distributed for the benefit of neglected Elders at Omashram Trust-Old Age Care-Bangalore and the educational upliftment of tribal children supported by Kathirvel Nagammal Trust-Coonoor

Grover Zampa Vineyards in association with Bhartiya City, Event Capital & Invision hosted ‘The Great Grover wine festival’, at Bhartiya City

The Stomp

Bangalore, 25th Feb 2015:  Grover Zampa Vineyards in association with Bhartiya City, Event Capital & Invision introduced its first annual wine fest‘The Great Grover Wine Festival’ with a roster of fun events. The Great Grover wine festival had an exciting mix of music, wine and much more held at Bhartiya City was a huge success.

The event which took place at the scenic lawns of Bhartiya City became an instant triumph with guests, with an array of fun activities. All the wine & food lovers exchanged great conversations over wine. The guests enjoyed great music, wine, drinks, food, shopping and grape stomping. The Flea market was buzzing with people who flocked to the stalls. There were a wide range of charming items for sale. That’s not all! The day long festival was complimented by various captivating performances by renowned artists like Swarathma, Ananth Menon & Trio and MadOrangeFireworks.

Do The Stomp

The festival was attended by a bevy of glamorous personalities and many others who joined in festival celebrations, mingling over wine, music and delectable delicacies.

Commenting about the festival, Mr. Sumedh Mandla, CEO, Grover Zampa Vineyards said, “We are delighted to create this grand; wine and performing art festival and to show case our award winning wines to the wine lovers.“The Great Grover Wine Festival” gives us an opportunity to celebrate our success with our patrons and provide a relaxed day out with an array of fun filled activities aimed at rejuvenating and providing a learning experience with wines.”

It was an absolute experience for wine and food lovers from the city, who enjoyed a relaxing day at the picturesque venue along with some marvelous wine and fun activities.

Selva Ganesh & Pete Lockett along with Niladri Kumar gripped Bengaluru with their performances at Idea Jalsa “Music for the Soul


Bengaluru, February 22, 2015: ‘Idea Jalsa – Music for the Soul’ is back with a new season, offering a wide variety of Indian music presenting over 20 genres of Indian Music, featuring more than 150 Performing Artistes across its 12 city Concert Tour. Idea Jalsa has always provided Music lovers worldwide, with high quality Music performances across diverse genres and has also formally entered the Limca Book of Records 2014 for being the ‘Largest Platform for Indian Music’ featuring the largest number of artistes across the most genres of Music. In its successful ninth year, this unique property reached Hyderabad with invigorating performances by Selva Ganesh & Pete Lockett along with Niladri Kumar.

Commenting on the property Durga Jasraj, Founder and Director, Art And Artistes said, “Idea Jalsa is a journey which goes beyond the proverbial “Dream come True”, it’s a “Blessing”. Its entry into the Limca Books of Records for being the largest platform for Indian Music is an acknowledgement of the phenomenal journey it has taken along with Idea Cellular. Today, Idea Jalsa is truly a celebration of Music for the Soul. We are sincerely grateful to audiences across the world, our performing artistes and Idea Cellular for this.”



Bangalore: February 23, 2015: The students of Canadian International School displayed some amazing work of art during Festival of the Arts event held at its campus. The fair had paintings, clay modeling, puppet making, quilling, kite flying, pottery session, ceramics, and glass ware photography, sculpture, hand-crafted goods, music, visual & performing arts, drama performance and much more interesting events.

These kid artists have passionately poured their heart out and created canvases, colourful drawings pinned on the soft boards to unique wall art with vibrant colours and brushstrokes. Artist from various fields were invited to conduct workshops and share their knowledge. The students also witnessed some engaging performance by various groups with special costumes, the fierce make up etc which had the audience wanting for more. The entire CIS community truly enjoyed the essence of art in every form.

The school also provided a platform for various NGO’s whose objectives were to revive art and craft and support the folk and traditional artisans and the underprivileged.  Few NGO’s such as ‘Belaku Trust’, ‘Gramin Angadi’ and ‘Sevita’ had put up their stall to promote the works of the artisans. This gave them the platform not only to raise funds but also spread awareness of their projects.

Our students are really creative. We want them to showcase their creativity and we give them opportunities to strive toward their potential. At CIS we believe in the Arts and our Festival of Arts event demonstrated how artistically inclined our students are. This festival is fabulous to witness”, says Ms. Shweta Sastri, Executive Director, Canadian International School”.

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