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November 2015



27th November, 2015: The Indian bride today is embracing traditions with elegance and style. And choosing the right colours, silhouettes, jewellery, designs is all important.  Ace fashion designer Anushree Reddy, known for her trendy and classic ensembles shares the rules to follow when shopping for your bridal trousseau. Be it selecting an outfit for the pre-wedding functions or the wedding day itself, there are a lot of smart choices a modern bride of today can make.

According to Anushree, a bride or a bride to be is like the showstopper at a fashion show, everyone is awaiting her entry and is looking forward to catch a glance of her ensemble. So making a statement is essential, but so is staying true to one’s personality and style statement especially at the pre-wedding functions like the Sangeet, Mehendi and Cocktail.

Model in Anushree Reddy at LFW (1)

Anushree, whose brand stands out for its bursts of vivacious colours, glamour, and easy-to-wear garmentsbelieves the influence of Indian culture and contemporary style can be blended well while choosing your clothes and jewellery. This season, over-the-top is out, delicate and bold is in. Anushree says, “Platinum can be teamed beautifully with pastels, florals, paisleys and most wedding colours to create a statement ensemble.  More and more brides are opting for minimalistic jewellery.”

 Platinum EVARA necklace & earring set (1)

Platinum Evara, a bridal range is a choice exquisitely crafted for the newlywed couple with the promise of everlasting love.

Platinum EVARA necklace & earring set (2)

BE CLASSY: At your pre-wedding functions like the mehendi or sangeet which are lively affairs and all about traditions, choose your outfit and jewellery based on the theme. The silhouettes that work well for a pre-wedding function are long embellished jackets, crop tops and flowy skirts which are in trend. Other options are capes, dhoti pants teamed with a nice indo-western kurta. Make sure your jewellery selection for these occasions include wearable designs that can transform an ensemble. Settle for designs that are elegant and classic. Platinum is the perfect reflection of the perfect balance of modernity with traditions and will make you look like a diva.

GO WITH GRACE: Wedding outfits should never be embellished from head to toe. Only one element of the ensemble should be well embellished- either the lehenga or the dupata, or the choli. Underplay the other things that you team, so you feel comfortable and yet look elegant. Indo-Western seems to be the current theme in most wedding clothes styles.

Anushree says simple makes for the best entrance. Delicate, elegant and contemporary designs in platinum are trending which can be worn anytime of the day and with any outfit. A Platinum Evara set can help you achieve an effortless glamorous look without going over the top.

TIMELESS STYLE: At every other function you have themes and colours that you need to follow, but it is essential to pay attention to what it highlights, so choose a dress that accentuates your best features and can be worn beyond just one occasion. From lehengas in romantic hues of powder pink to soft lilac and floral accents, will help you create a dreamy fairy-tale outfit. For jewellery, definitely opt for a metal which is eternal. Choose a timeless and beautifully crafted necklace and earring set for your wedding, which can be passed on to your future generations to come. Platinum is an eternal metal which does not fade or tarnish with time and best suited for heirloom jewellery. So this is certainly a thing to add to your collection and make history

While your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime day, your clothes and jewellery should be a reflection of you. So make sure to make the right choice and dazzle your way to your happily ever after.

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Price Range: Necklace Earring Set: Starting from INR 300,000 – 500,000       Bangles / Bracelets: Starting from INR 125,000 – 150,000    Men’s Chains & Bracelets: Starting from INR 125,000 – 180,000

*Price subject to vary depending on the daily metal rate, metal weight 

Honoring the spirit of our unsung heroes! Giving Bengaluru a reason to rejoice!

Bangalore, 27 November, 2015: Pressing on its efforts to make Bengaluru a more sophisticated, humane and dignified city, Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF) today launched the 7th edition of Namma Bengaluru Awards (NBA) at a press conference held at Freedom Park. NBA is an initiative to celebrate, honor and glorify exceptional individuals who have been at the forefront of the fight for a Better Bengaluru.

2015 Award Categories1.	Individual Citizen2.	Individual Youth3.	Media Individual4.	Government Individual5.	Social Entrepreneur6.	Namma Bengalurean of the year 2015Awarding the spirit of humanity

Namma Bengaluru Awards is proud to celebrate the exemplary achievements of individuals who have been instrumental in rekindling the passion of creating a Better Bengaluru. The recipients of these awards, over the past years, have sparked our imaginations of a better city and have helped transform our understanding of accountability towards change. These awards embody the very spirit of humanity and common good that these exceptional individuals reflect. The winners will be awarded prize money of Rs 2 lakhs.

Operating on the tenets of transparency, Namma Bengaluru Awards nominations are made by citizens. The 2015 awards program includes a total of 6 award categories.   The current edition of NBA has reduced the number of categories from 14 to 6 with the intent to focus primarily on individual contributions by people from different walks of life who have worked tirelessly for the city. The nomination period for this edition is open from 1st Dec2015 – 31st Dec 2015.

Namma Bengaluru Awards Jury Members

Commenting on the launch of the 7th edition of NBA, Namma Bengaluru Foundation CEO – Mr. Sridhar Pabbisetty said, “Namma Bengaluru has a glorious history of 477 years. Citizen partnership is imperative to help restore the city from the issues plaguing it currently. Namma Bengaluru Awards strives to not only honour unsung heroes but also create more of them who are relentless in their commitment to bring about the change they wish to see. At such a time where everything is motivated by vested interests, it’s more vital than ever to celebrate collective and fearless action driven by the spirit of humanity. Please nominate your unsung hero who has gone beyond his/her own comforts to make Bengaluru a better place.”

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Pradeep Kar, Chairman of the Jury Panel said, “Namma Bengaluru Awards is an exceptional platform where the aspirations and needs of like-minded citizens converge for a larger cause, that of a better and humane Bangalore. The overwhelming response NBA has received so far is commendable and reiterates the fact that citizens are in agreement with the cause championed by NBF. It is important to recognize the unsung heroes of our city and honor their commitment. I request all Bengalureans to nominate their heroes for the Namma Bengaluru Award.”

The NBA nominees are those who earn the title of hero, except not of the celluloid variety. Instead, these are the men and women who truly deserve the title – the ones who go above and beyond the call of duty to answer a higher call: that of humanity. And they’ve been nominated as heroes by those who truly make or break heroes: ordinary citizens. That citizens are as keen to celebrate these heroes is evident from the astounding increase in the number of nominations received: 4,000 in 2009; 10,000 in 2010 14,000 in 2011, 61,000 in 2012, 71,000 in 2013 and 76,000 in 2014. These nominations intend to ensure that Bengaluru is not just quoted as a Big City’ but also as a city that recognizes and shows gratitude to the people behind its making.

Beyond Just Awarding

The Namma Bengaluru Foundation’s mission includes strengthening and supporting civic agencies, private institutions and individuals of Bengaluru, by building and nurturing partnerships to create sustainable and impactful improvements to the city.

Send in your nomination

Citizens are encouraged to send in nominations in the 6 listed categories. To nominate, you simply need to complete a nomination form. Nominations can be made online through can also email the duly filled Forms to Nomination Forms can be picked up and dropped at Bangalore One Centers and BBMP (Head Office).

Jury Panel 2015

A panel of jury of distinguished citizens has been formed which will assess and finalize the winners. The highlight of the panel is that it includes people from all walks of life; those who in their own individual capacities have made the city proud. From Corporate Heads to Resident Welfare Association Members, the jury panel comprises of 18 celebrated citizens.

Jury panel for the Namma Bengaluru Awards, 2015

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Shri Pradeep Kar – Chairman and MD – Microland Limited



Dr Ashwin Mahesh – Co-founder of Mapunity & India Together


Dr Anil Menon – President – Globalisation & Smart Connected Communities. Cisco Systems, Inc.


Prof G.S.Siddalingaiah – Poet


Shri. Sajan Poovayya – Senior Advocate, High Court of Karnataka and Supreme Court of India


Smt Vasanti Hariprakash – Journalist


Smt Subhasini Vasanth – Trustee – Vasanth Ratna Foundation of Arts


Shri N S Mukunda – Founder President Citizen Action Forum


Shri Murray Culshaw – Chairman ,,


Shri Ravichander – Chairman ,Feedback Consulting


Smt Thara Anooradha  – Actress



Shri T.R. Raghunandan – Advisor Accountability Initiative and a Public Finance Expert


Shri Jishnu Das Gupta – Musician and Marketing consultant


Dr Sudarshan Ballal – Medical Director & Chairman, Manipal Hospital


Smt Anita Reddy – Founder Trustee, AVAS


Shri P G Bhat – Retd Naval officer


Shri Prakash Belawadi – Theatre Personality


Shri C N Kumar – Founder Chairman, Advantage Offshore knowledge Services


Constitution Day celebrated at Greenwood High International School

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Bangalore, November 26, 2015 : In a bid to join the country in national fervour and its tribute, Greenwood High International School celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar, which will be marked as the Constitution Day henceforth. The special school assembly began with Dr. B R Ambedkar’s teachings and the importance of the day by Principal, Aloysius D’Mello. The students enacted a skit depicting some important events of freedom struggle and the formation of the Constituent Assembly. The preamble to the constitution was also read out in the assembly by all students to mark the significant day. A presentation demonstrated the salient features of the constitution and its making. The program concluded with the school song and the National Anthem.

Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High International School said, “We planned a special assembly today to mark the birth anniversary of one of the most inspiring social reformer which also coincides with the day when the Indian Constitution was adopted in 1949. He was also the chief architect of the Indian Constitution and we wanted the students to understand the fundamental values of our Constitution. Our constitution is a unique one and we are glad to observe this national day”.

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Christmas gifting from Sublime House of Tea


L to R-  Cine Star  Ms. DEEPTHI KAPSE, BL. Shankar, InayathShah, CCIE-Manager Branch and Gururaj

Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Limited, Bengaluru, a Government of India undertaking, Ministry of Textiles, (CCIC) with our Flagship showroom on 144, M.G.Road and satellite showroom on No.44,HSR BDA Commercial Complex

Invites you to an exhibition cum Sale of Handicrafts and Handlooms from 20th November 2015 to 30th November 2015 at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Kumara krupa Road, Bengaluru-1, showcasing unique collection, which amply describe the country’s culture, heritage and diversity, every piece is unique since it involves an essential skill of the artisan. Hence the customer is assured of not just a product but a creative art piece which can be preserved.

 Inaugurated by Cine Star : Ms. DEEPTHI KAPSE


The products on display are exquisite Jewellery in silver from Kashmir , semiprecious stones with silver / whitemetal from Jaipur and from Karnataka. In


Handloom fine embroidered cotton Jamdani sarees from West Bengal, cotton Chicken wear sarees and embroidered kurtas from Lucknow, also available cotton weave and printed Bed spreads,Table Linen, cushion cover and napkins from Kerala, and last but not the least Silk kurtas, jackets, silk scarves and pashmina shawls from Kashmir to name a few.                 In Handicrafts we have Madhubani Paintings from Bihar, Dokra Art and painting from Orissa, Brass from U.P, Metal ware and Wood carving from Tamil Nadu, Marble craft from Agra, Wood & Toys from Karnataka  and last but not the leaset furniture from Jodhpur & Delhi.

This Holiday Season, DKNY introduces a touch of the New York Urban Appeal with the Urban Essentials and Urban Metals Collection


This season, DKNY moves to an urban beat with timepieces evocative of the spirit and energy that define New York – introducing two iconic ranges, for the Holiday season – the Urban Essentials Collection and the Urban Metals Collection.

The Urban Metals Collection reflects the very heart of DKNY. Drawing inspiration from the spirit of New York, these timepieces are your ideal desk – to dinner statement pieces. The sleek Parsonsis updated with a flat, chain link bracelet to create an edgy look, with the NY2425a flat chain link time piece that comes in two exciting tone variations – gold and gun metal grey. The NY2420, on the other hand is a beautiful gun metal grey time piece with unique amethyst tone crystal highlights in and around the dial.

The Urban Essentials Collection introduces the new Pelham style, featuring a geometric logo-patterned dial within a chic, elongated case. The NY2427a classicangular dial timepiece in three variations, Rose Gold, Gold and Silver tones, is your perfect office to the dance floor watch.



Priced from Rs 8,995/- onwards, the DKNY Holiday collections are available at  select Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Helios, Ethos, Just in Vogue and other leading watch retail outlets across the country.

Debut Book of Spiritual Mentor Krrish, a ground breaking self-help book that offers a revolutionary approach to Mankind.

Book Launch - Six Steps to Ascension

Bangalore, November 24, 2015: Six Steps to Ascension, first book written by Krrish, who has been a spiritual guide and mentor for many in India as well as abroad was launched on November 21, 2015 at Sanctum Club in Bangalore. Purab Kohli, Bollywood Star and also a dear friend of the author, Krrish as well as Lisa Srao, Chairman and Managing Director, I Brands Beverages, launched the book. A one of its kind self-help book, relevant for people from all walks of life, be it a business person or sports enthusiast, Political leader or a common man looking for a better life, Six Steps to Ascension explains an original theory that has never been explored before and will change the way you see the world.

Bollywood Actor Purab Kohli launching the Book Six Steps To Ascension, a...

KAZO unveils its much awaited Party & Winter Wear collection for women

Bengaluru, November 25, 2015:  KAZO, the leading women’s wear brand has presented its Party and Winter Wear collection for the current season. The explicit range is inspired from Young India that emphasises KAZO as a brand designed exclusively for today’s working modern women on the go.

The enchanting KAZO’s Party and winter wear collection is latest in vogue and comprehends power style in a woman’s wardrobe. The collection is captivating with a touch of glitters & intricate designs.

Runway inspired dresses, stunning knitwear, glamourous jumpsuits, Biker/bomber jackets captures both elegant and edgy vibes. The collection offers some great statement pieces allowing women to get the perfect look for all occasions. The range is designed for the women of modern era and it is described as sophisticatedand effortless chic.


KAZO eternally is growing with its covetable designs in women’s wear collection, making it accessible to today’s women. Adding a subtle third layer of a jacket/blazer from Kazo can complement any smart casual/formal attire of a woman in a day or night.


From winter dressings and handbags to Jewellery collection, you will find a wide range to revamp & rejuvenate yourself.


Ranging from Jackets/capes/winter pull overs Kazo brings exclusive winter dresses too.

Kazo’s beauties called “Amara Dress” and “Amaya Dress”Amara Dress is hogging the limelight with it embellished fitting, chaotically applied yet creating an avatar that is extravagant and a bold look for a party. Amaya Dress on the other hand, is sleeveless semi fitted jacquard skater dress that gives a mood of an Androgynous Chic, making the look and feel primitive yet bold and comfortable in gold and black colours. In other words, it’s a perfect dress for a party for women!

The winter Jackets in this collection are deep tan and black quilted biker jackets in fauz leather with a twist in the collars. These snug fit jackets are for the women who wish to adore a look that is raw yet comfortable and feminine.

Kazo’s collection weighs balanced on the affordability chart. KAZO’s Party & Winter Wear collection is available pan-India and the new products price ranges between 3990 INR and 6490 INR.


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November 25, 2015 Bangalore: Taurean Productions in association with Calliope Events and Prosody Entertainment presents Massive Vibe Live! – Empowerment through Music, an international musical and visual act featuring artists from over 6 countries namely Great Britain, Israel, US, Germany, Australia and Sweden. The Massive Vibe is a global collaboration completely dedicated to the benefit and welfare of the world.

This grassroots movement, empowers people around the world to see their strengths and talents and contribute them for the benefit of all, enjoying immense happiness & joy by tapping into their potential for living life in a deeply caring and beneficial way. The Massive Live includes acts like The Right Band and Hang Massive as a part of its collaboration. Recently, Massive Vibe had a full house performance at Goa in the month of February and the responses were overwhelming.

Massive Vibe is currently on an India tour as part of their latest release – ‘Electric and Alive’ and is performing at the Orion Mall, Malleshwaram, Bangalore on the 29th of November 2015 as the only public event (Free Entry). 

For further details contact: Mr. Rahul Malhotra 91 77609 60494

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