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June 2015

92.7 BIG FM celebrates Pancham Da’s birthday with an unplugged on-air concert – Yadon Mein Pancham!

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R.D Burman fondly remembered as Pancham Da is known to be the most seminal music directors of all time. His life was all about tunes, melodies and his love for music. To celebrate his passion and dedication towards the art and his contribution to the music industry, 92.7 BIG FM celebrates the renowned music composer’s birthday by showcasing his vast repertoire of evergreen classics. Pancham da fans across 92.7 BIG FM stations will be treated to a unique on-air concert titled ‘Yadon Mein Pancham’ every day from June 22 – 27, 2015 from 7PM – 8PM.

Singing sensations Akriti Kakkar, Kanika Kapoor, Tochi Raina, Benny Dayal and Abhinanda Sarkar will get together to pay their respects to the music maestro by performing unplugged on some of his best songs on-air through the week. Some of these include Dum Maaro Dum, Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna, O Haseena Zulfon Wali, Rimjhim Gire Saawan, Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja, Chura Liya Hain Tumne amongst others.

Speaking on the occasion, Ashwin Padmanabhan, National Business Head, 92.7 BIG FM said, “With R.D. Burman’s everlasting music spread across a broad spectrum of music lovers, it still rules the list of our favourites even after two decades. There is no better way to commemorate his birth anniversary than to have our musicians of the new generation come together to pay tribute to R.D Burman’s timeless music through an on-air concert on the country’s only retro music station 92.7 BIG FM, Hit Thee Hit Rahenge.”

The on-air unplugged concert will be supplemented by entertaining interviews with the artists by RJs across the 92.7 BIG FM network in India as they join in to make the concert all the more enjoyable for their listeners!

Speaking on the occasion, popular singer Tochi Raina stated, “Pancham Da’s talent remains unmatched even today. I loved his style of music. He belonged to Tripura where there were a lot of jungles and any kind of sound fascinated him; that fascinates me because I believe that it explains his love for music and his desire to creating newer music. I feel privileged to able to pay a tribute to R.D. Burman and there is no better way than to sing his songs.”

Aakriti Kakkar also expressed her excitement about being a part of the Yadon Mein Pancham on-air concert, “I love Pancham Da’s songs. He has been an inspiration for my mother too who has done her Post graduation in Hindi Music and my entire family in general loves his songs. What I love most about his songs that anyone from any generation can listen to his music and relate to it. I am thrilled to be a part of Yadon Mein Pancham here at 92.7 BIG FM.”

Right from his soulful collaborations with likes of Gulzar Saab and Kishore Kumar to folk tunes modernized with western rhythm instruments, his musical conceptions made what we today call the music universe.

Baby Doll fame Kanika Kapoor expressed, “I had goosebumps when I began singing Pancham Da’s songs. They were a rage back then and even today, people across ages enjoy his music. No song of his was like another, the thought behind every song, the melody, the lyrics, the whole idea to be precise was different from another.  I’m extremely delighted to be a part of ‘Yadon Mein Pancham’ and it is an honour to be able to pay a tribute to R.D. Burman. I would really like to thank 92.7 BIG FM for keeping retro music alive, the way they do.”

Benny Dayal who took the nation by storm with ‘Badtameez Dil’ professed his love for R.D. Burman’s songs, “Pancham Da’s greatest quality was that he made songs ahead of time. He brought the sound of Latin, a little bit of disco, twist, rock n roll and some tribal music to create a differentiated music library for aspiring singers and music enthusiasts alike. His songs are simple yet soulful. He made the most amazing peppy songs and in doing that created a sound for himself. I feel lucky to have been part of Yadon Mein Pancham and relive my memories as I sing some of his best songs on-air.”

The Yadon Mein Pancham on-air concert will be supported by 360 degree marketing initiatives including teaser promos during morning and afternoon shows across India’s largest FM network – 92.7 BIG FM.

Paramount Surgimed Ltd launches AroKleen Adult Diapers with ADL for Extra Dry Feeling

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Paramount Surgimed Ltd. introduces “AroKleen” Disposable Adult Diapers with (ADL) acquisition distribution layer, wetness indicator and leak proof. The Diapers are user friendly, affordable and highly beneficial to both male and female persons with bladder problems commonly known as Urinary incontinence.

Arokleen Adult Diapers provide affective incontinence management for those who require or prefer an all in one product. The (ADL) acquisition distribution layer, brings feeling of softness and comfort, sanitary and refresh. Arokleen Diapers offer increased absorption and leakage protection by using materials of the highest quality and including super.

The Paramount Unisex, Disposable Aro Kleen Adult Diapers are user friendly and give the user long-lasting comfort and maintain a high standard of hygiene at the same time makes the user feel secure and continue normal daily activities. Paramount Surgimed Limited, as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility mandate, is working actively with Age-Care India to provide Adult Diapers to needy old age people and help them lead a better quality of life.

AroKleen Adult Diapers are the perfect solution to the problem of urinary incontinence increasing in elderly population both in males and females. Urinary Incontinence is an involuntary leakage of urine and can occur in all age groups. The usage of Adult Diapers is very vast and not just restricted to senior citizens. Women may need adult diapers during pregnancy sometimes, uterus removal or normal aging post 60. Men may need adult diapers again due to aging, prostrate removal etc. These Diapers are also beneficial for a person with Alzheimer or for a person on a wheelchair who may be unable to reach and use a toilet on time.

The AroKleen Adult Diapers come equipped with a wetness indicator that indicates optimum utilization and indication of correct time for change thus keeping a check on the hygiene and wellbeing of the wearer. The Waist band at the back gives a perfect fit in all positions. Paramount’s state-of-the-art production facility has the capability of producing very high qualities with smart leak guards.   Smart leak guards prevent leakage from sides and a back lamination sheet helps to prevent hypersensitive reaction and allergies.

The Adult Diapers are available in various sizes – Medium, Large and Extra Large. The price of Aro Kleen starts from Rs 390/- to Rs. 490/ for 10 pcs/pack and Rs 195/- to Rs. 245/ for 5 pcs/pack. The AroKleen Adult Diapers are available across the country through the extensive distributor/dealer network of the Company.

For further information please log on: www.paramountsurgimedltd.com or + 91-9650-477644.

Yautacha Bangalore hosts the who’s who of the city

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Bangalore, June 25, 2015: Thursday afternoon saw a number of high-profile and influential women gather for a luncheon at the city’s popular Cantonese restaurant, Yauatcha. Among the notable guests were Sumalatha Ambreesh, wife of Karnataka Housing Minister, Beatrix Morzaria, Diya Bhadhari, Latha Bhadhary, the Director of Bhandari Metal and Alloys Ltd., and the famous Indian classical dancer Vani Ganapathy.

New age women entrepreneur and Director SDU Winery, Shambhavi Hingorani was also present at the event. The women caught up with the latest news in country and casually exchanged ideas over Yauatcha’s signature dim sums and chef’s special dishes. Well known faces in the social circuit like Roopa Pratap, Vrinda Shetty, Anisha Bhadhary and Meena Nambiar were also spotted having a good time lunching at Yauatcha Bangalore.

Star Sports launches ‘Le Panga’ campaign to ignite the Kabaddi fervour

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As in Kabaddi, life also throws up situations where the odds are heavily stacked against you. You have a choice to make. Take the safe option out and make provisions to adjust to the situation; or take on the larger odds and triumph. That moment, when we resolve to take on impossible odds and challenge the status quo, is our Le Panga moment.

Star Sports, India’s leading sports broadcaster, today launched the marketing campaign for Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, titled Le Panga (#LePanga). The campaign created to inspire people to overcome personal limitations and barriers, endearingly portrays life situations where the protagonist(s) go through a transformational change on exposure to Kabaddi.

Talking about the campaign a Star Sports Spokesperson said, “As a sport, Kabaddi is unique in the nature of the challenge undertaken by the players. A raider is alone and almost always faced with insurmountable odds with the defenders waiting to pounce on him and use their collective physical might to overpower the raider and stop him from accomplishing his objective. The campaign, #LePanga, cites real life situations as in the sport that people can relate to.”

“Panga is a positive emotion, where action leads to improvement. Fundamentally, the strong do not take ‘Panga’ with the weak as that would be synonymous with bullying behavior. ‘Panga’ is that spirited act where passion and courage trump conventional logic and enables one to overcome seemingly impossible challenges,” he adds.

The first film of the series, marking the debut of well-known radio jockey Malishka as Inspector Laxmi Peter, went on air during the third One Day International between India and Bangladesh. 

The ad-film, full of Bollywoodesque drama, revolves around an ambitious female police officer, Inspector Laxmi Peter who can only be described as ‘the unlucky one’. The idea centres on Laxmi Peter getting inspired to change while watching a Pro-Kabaddi League match, having resigned herself to her fate. Inspector Laxmi Peter, in the climax, manages to finally capture the group of criminals and her elusive target Rakka all her on own.

The advertisement has been styled to include all major elements of a Bollywood film – the flashback to her childhood where she expresses her dream of becoming a police officer, the scenes where Rakka escapes her grasp after a chase and the climax where she ultimately overcomes her limitations to accomplish her goals, inspired by Kabaddi. The storyline highlights the many attractions of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League and builds towards the excitement of watching the sport.

Watch the first #LePanga Ad-Film here

 



Credits: 

Client: Star India / Star Sports      

SVP Marketing Head: Shubhranshu Singh                                          AVP Marketing: Gaurav Chaturvedi
Concept and Story : Vikas Dubey                                                          
AVP On Air Promotions: Vaibhav Chib

Art Director: Charles Chakkunny                                                            Production Company: Hot Films

Director: Vijay Maurya                                                                               Producer: Payal Arora
Producer: Sameer Viegas                                                                        
DOP: Manoj Kumar Khatoi

 

​​Dance meets Fashion with VoxPop’s ABCD 2 collection

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June 25 2015: Here’s a treat for all dance lovers and ABCD fans! You can now get your hands on the official apparel range of Disney’s ABCD2 all at a click of a button. VoxPopclothing.com, the leading t-shirt e-tailer has launched a stylish collection of t-shirts and tops inspired by the biggest opening film of 2015 Disney’s ABCD2. ​

VoxPopClothing.com’s ABCD2 collection is available in all bright colours with a splash of movie’s elements and the stars themselves. The range includes cool t-shirts for men and tank tops for women which reflect the mood of the movie with trendy designs to suit your personality.

Pricing has been positioned to make the collection accessible to a larger audience starting at INR 599 onwards. The collection is exclusively available at http://voxpopclothing.com/

Don’t sweat it: Botox, a one stop solution to excessivesweating By Dr. Indu Ballani, Dermatologist, Delhi

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The scorching summer months are lurking on the horizon and we are desperately clinging to the last straws of the spring. With the temperature turning hot every year, a number of skin and health problems rear their head. The heat, the scorching sun, dust and dirt, a spurt in skin and scalp infections are among multiple factors that make us vulnerable in summers. One such problem is that of excessive sweating.

Sweating or perspiration is body’s natural way to maintain temperature and keep the body cool in the grueling heat. The sweat glands under the skin release salt containing liquid. The most actively sweating areas of the body include the arms pits, the feet, and on the palms of the hands. A number of things can make you sweat more. For example, physical exercise, rise in temperature or a sudden fit of rage or a feeling of anxiety or embarrassment. 

While most people sweat moderately, there are some who have a tendency to sweat profusely and excessively. As if the summer heat is not enough, some people are unfortunate to have overactive sweat glands, a syndrome known as hyperhidrosis. Apart from the discomfort it causes, body odor is another brutal outcome of excessivesweating. It can make a congenial person repulsive by putting off people.

According to International Hyperhidrosis Society there are two to four million sweat glands distributed all over our bodies. The majority of them are “eccrine” sweat glands, which are found in large numbers on the soles of the feet, the palms, the forehead and cheeks, and in the armpits. Eccrine glands secrete an odorless, clear fluid that helps the body to control its temperature by promoting heat loss through evaporation. The other type of sweatgland is called an “apocrine” gland. Apocrine glands are found in the armpits and genital region. They produce a thick fluid. When this fluid comes in contact with bacteria on the skin’s surface, it produces a characteristic potent “body odor“. 

The uncontrollable sweating can lead to significant discomfort, both physical and emotional. When excessivesweating affects the hands, feet, and armpits, it’s called primary or focal hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis affects 2 – 3% of the population, yet less than 40% of patients with this condition seek medical advice. If thesweating occurs as a result of another medical condition, it is called secondary hyperhidrosis.

Every year, several people turn up during the summers complaining about excessive perspiration and seeking solutions. Apart from some measures to contain the body odor associated with sweat, a useful and extremely effective solution is onabotulinum toxin type A, popularly known as Botox.

 How to contain sweating and odor?

Maintain cleanliness and hygiene of the highest order: As explained above, even though excessive sweating gives you uncomfortable and unkempt appearance, sweat by itself doesn’t generate body odor. It is when this sweatcomes in contact with bacteria that bad odor problem occurs. This is why you must have observed that the initial bout of sweating immediately after bathing doesn’t cause body odor. The latter comes only after you have hadsweat profusely for several rounds. Sweating cases the skin to become damp and this is the best environment for bacteria to prosper. Keeping your clean and as dry as possible is a way to reduce body odor.

Keep your armpits and private parts clean and free of hair. Use anti bacterial soap to thoroughly cleanse yourself daily. Dry yourself well with a towel and wear clean and disinfected clothes. Change shirts twice a day if possible, never repeat wear socks after a day and also wash your towels frequently.

Use Strong Deodrants and Antiperspirants: While deodorants do not prevent sweating, they are helpful in reducing body odor. However, strong anti-perspirants plug the sweat ducts and reduce sweating. When your body senses that the sweat duct is plugged, a feedback mechanism stops the flow. The plugs can stay in place at least 24 hours and then are washed away over time. Prescription and specialty antiperspirants often contain aluminum chloride hexahydrate as an active ingredient. These are among the most effective antiperspirants but can causeskin irritation if instructions aren’t followed precisely. Make sure you consult a dermatologist before using an anti-perspirant.

Iontophoresis: Iontophoresis itechnique is sometimes used on people who’ve tried milder prescriptions like anti-perspirants and have failed to achieve any results. During iontophoresis, a medical device is used to pass a mild electrical current through water contained in pans or tubs as the affected person places his/her hands in it. The mild current also passes through the skin’s surface. It can dramatically reduce sweating on the palms and feet. However, it is not a very viable alternative for treating underarm hyperhidrosis.

Botox: Botox is FDA approved for the treatment of severe underarm sweating, a condition called primary axillary hyperhidrosis. Underarm sweating can not only cause bad odor but also mess up your dresses. Small doses of purified botulinum toxin injected into the underarm temporarily block the nerves that stimulate sweating. For axillary hyperhidrosis, this is the best option as relief lasts 4 – 6 months and helps control body odor. Also for focal hyperhidrosis, like excessive sweating on forehead area or face, Meso Botox is a good solution. Here diluted botox is injected into the dermis to decrease sweating.

Look out for what you eat & drink: Certain ingredients and food items make you perspire more. For example, hot spices like pepper can make you sweat profusely. Similarly excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine can also unplug your sweat ducts. At the same time consumption of certain food elements like onions can pass off their pungent smell into the sweat. It is advisable to avoid these items, drink a lot of water and fruit juices and eat non spicy food.

Geeta Basra’s Second Hand Husband to release on Harbhajan Singh’s Birthday!!

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Turns out that the release date of Geeta Basra’s upcoming film (July 3) matches that of her boyfriend Harbhajan Singh’s birthday! 

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We hear, there will be joint celebrations since Bhajji, who just made a comeback to Test Cricket will be present for the film’s special screening in Mumbai. A source added, “Geeta goes and watches his matches, likewise, he will be there to support her.It will be special for Geeta. Also, since the film is a comedy, they will have a good time.” 

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Inaugurates Bio Gas Plant in Bidadi

The new Bio Gas Plant at Toyota Kirloskar Motor in Bidadi.

Bidadi, June 24, 2015: Toyota Kirloskar Motor today announced the installation of a new biogas plant at its facility in Bidadi.  The plant was officially inaugurated by Mr. Naomi Ishii, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Mr. Asif Khan, Environment Officer – KSPCB.

The new biogas plant will ensure scientific disposal of food wastes generated at the cafeteria catering to about 21,000 meals a day.  Equipped with the latest technology which transforms wet food waste into methane rich Biogas and Bio manure, the bio- gasifier unit can handle 1.5 Tons of food waste/day and is expected to generate 100-120 m3 gas per day leading to a reduction of 210 kgs of CO2 emission per day.

The biogas generated will be utilized as a cooking fuel at the Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) kitchen, thus bringing down the LPG consumption by 40~50 kg/day. In addition, the unit will generate 140 kg of manure per day which will be utilized for TKM Afforestation activity within the plant.

Commenting on the initiative Mr. Naomi Ishii, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said  Our new biogas plant will significantly reduce unscientific disposal of food waste and also generate energy without harming the environment. This way, we also aim to reduce the dependency on LPG consumption. As a responsible corporate it is our duty to adopt sustainable practices that will benefit the cause of eco-friendly measures in large industries.”

“Waste management is a huge cause of concern in every village and city. Together lets ensure better disposal of waste thereby keeping our streets cleaner” he added.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has constantly strived to implement best practices that promote reuse, reduce & recycle of wastes within the manufacturing plant. The company’s efforts in implementing concepts like solar sludge drying, 100% segregation of waste have played a major role in achieving the company’s goal of “Zero Waste to Landfill”. 

ಖಾಸಗಿ ಪಾಲಿಟೆಕ್ನಿಕ್ ಗಳ ಒತ್ತಾಯ

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ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು: ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಖಾಸಗಿ ಪಾಲಿಟೆಕ್ನಿಕ್ ಅಸೋಶಿಯೆಷನ್ ವತಿಯಿಂದ ಏರ್ಪಡಿಸಿದ್ದ ಪತ್ರಿಕಾ ಗೋಷ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಗೌರವಾಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಡಿ.ಎಸ್. ವೀರಯ್ಯ ರವರು ಖಾಸಗಿ ಪಾಲಿಟೆಕ್ನಿಕ್ ಗಳ ಕುಂದುಕೊರತೆಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ನಿವೇದನೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾ ಅವರು ಈ ರೀತಿ ಹೇಳಿದರು ೧. ಡಿಪ್ಲೋಮಾ ಮೊದಲನೇ ವರ್ಷದ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣವನ್ನು ವಾರ್ಷಿಕ ಪದ್ಧತಿ ಮಾಡಿ ಪಿ.ಯು.ಸಿ ತರಹ ಕಾಲೇಜು ಮಟ್ಟದ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಗಳನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಲು ಕೋರಿದರು. ೨. ಡಿಪ್ಲೋಮಾ ಬೋಧನ ಶುಲ್ಕ ಮರು ಪರಿಸ್ಕರಣೆ ೩. ಕ್ಯಾರಿ ಓವರ್ ನೀಡುವುದು ೪. ಪಿ.ಯು.ಸಿ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣಕ್ಕೆ ಸಮಾನ ಸ್ಥಾನಮಾನವನ್ನು ನೀಡುವುದು. ೫.ಬೇಗ ಸಿ.ಇ.ಟಿ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಪ್ರವೇಶವನ್ನು ಆರಂಭಿಸುವುದು. ೬. ಮೇಕ್ ಇನ್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ಅನುಗುಣವಾಗಿ ಕೌಶಲ್ಯ ತರಬೇತಿಗೆ ಪಾಲಿಟೆಕ್ನಿಕ್ ಗಳ ಬಳಸುವುದು ಹಾಗೂ ಇನ್ನಿತರ ಹತ್ತು ಹಲವಾರು ಸಲಹೆಗಳನ್ನು ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಮುಂದಿಟ್ಟು ಒತ್ತಾಯಿಸಿದರು.  ಸಂಘದ  ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿಗಳಾದ ಹೆಚ್. ಆರ್. ಮಂಜುನಾಥ ಪ್ರಸಾದ್ ರವರು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.
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