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January 2016


Bangalore, 30th January, 2016: The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has declared the results of CS Foundation Programme Examination.  The examination was held on December 26 and 27. In December 2015 session, 59.26 per cent of candidates passed the Foundation Programme examination. This time girl candidates outshined the boys as the pass percentage of girls stands at 63.39 per cent as against 53.05 per cent for the boys.

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Our own city girls have made Bengaluru proud by secured  14th & 25th Rank (All India Ranking). Incidentally, Akansha who received 14th AIR and Asmita who received 25th AIR rankings are twins.

Asmita who secured 25th  rank in all India rank (AIR) in CS Foundation exam, said, “I believe putting in hard work with proper planning led me to this result. A lot of credit goes to my parents for supporting me and ensuring a positive atmosphere in home.”

For Akansha, who stood 14th in All India Ranking in CS Foundation exam, it was five hours of daily studies which got her through. “It took me lot of practice to do well in accounting while for economics, I planned my schedule properly,” said Akansha

British Council brings ‘Enriching Education Workshop’ to Mysore

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Mysore, 28 January 2016: The British Council, launches ‘Enriching Education Workshop’ in Mysore, an initiative, under the Connecting Classrooms India programmeto address the gap in global skillsand promote cross-curricular learning.The workshop has been launched with a view to provide a strong foundation for schools that believe International dimension and global education should be an integral part of the curriculum.

The Enriching Education Workshop will have a team of Indian and UK experts leading the professional development programme for the teachers from 28-31 January 2016 at ManasarowarPushkariniVidyashrama School. The four days course will broadly cover – Communication and Collaboration; Child Protection ; Music for Little People andInside-Out: Exploring out-of-school and experiential learning techniques to enliven our teaching.

Speaking on the occasion, Mei-kwei Barker, Director British South India said,‘Continuous Professional Development is key in ensuring that teachers are able to develop their personal and professional skills which in turn facilitates an effective and motivating learning experience for their students. The ‘Enriching Education Workshop’ aims to empower teachers to enhance their teaching skills for better outcomes.’

Music for Little Peopleis designed for primary class teachers to learn about embedding and integrating music in to the curriculum and creating space for music in school. This session will empower the teachers to use the music as a tool to develop young learner’s sensory and motor skills. Workshop for Inside-Out: Exploring out-of-school and experiential learning techniques to enliven our teaching for primary/middle school teachers aims at delivering hands-on science experience lessons with special focus on women British Scientists, flora, fauna and science in Britain. Teachers and educators will be exposed to the strategies of embedding the science and social science in to the classrooms creatively and with confidence.

The session titled,Child Protection will be conducted by British Council validated trainers. This session aims to understand how, the way we see childhood, children, their experiences and their rights, affects our ability to protect them. Comunication and Collaboration (British Council Core Skills Globally validated trainers) will reflect on teachers communicative and collaborative skills and will enable them to confidently propose and discuss ideas to integrate and develop intercultural and/or plurilingual communicative and collaborative skills into regular classroom and school activities; promote the development of intercultural collaborative and communicative skills in school contexts for all students including those with special and additional needs.

Started in March 2013, the Enriching Education workshops have travelled across geographies, to Thiruvananthapuram (March 2013), Greater Noida (February 2014), Coimbatore (June 2014), Bhubaneshwar (April 2015), and Mumbai (August 2015). Delhi will witness the next Enriching Education workshops.




The Bangalore School, Excellence in early childhood hosted ‘Paradise on earth’ on 30th January,2016 at MLR convention centre,  Mahadevpura..The show was a beautiful cultural extravaganza which was put up by the children of 1.9 to 5.9 years of TBS. It’s a premium early childhood school  located in the Inner circle, Whitefield .It’s been ranked as top 3 schools in Bangalore by Education today and rated among top ten schools by Education World.


The programme was presided by Shri. Acharya Ajit Kumar, Founder Chairman of VDM- India on the Move.

The thematic annual programme was applauded by the dignitaries, parents and all present .It was amazing to see the kids performing to the beats of lovely music. All the dances were based on monthly themes of TBS like Me and Myself, Animal kingdom, Plant kingdom, Creepy and Crawlies,  Solar system and Transportation.

It is indeed  a show which was outstanding and it reflected the hard work put up by the staff of TBS. The Bangalore school left no stone unturned in felicitating the parents , the teachers and the sub staff apart from the students as they believe that all three are the stake holders and are responsible for upholding the values of the school.

This school is the first of its kind to have tied up with JUZZ KIDS Singapore for evaluation, assessment and training as they have taken up’ I AM THE CITIZEN OF THE WORLD’

Fortis takes the lead in giving CPR training to citizens

The hospital has so far trained more than 11,000 persons in Bangalore in the emergency procedure that can help save the lives of hundreds of cardiac arrest patients

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Bengaluru, January 28th, 2015: With a majority of sudden cardiac deaths happening outside hospitals, knowing how to give CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) can make the difference between life and death during such an emergency. Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore has set out a mission to empower Bangaloreans in saving hearts by training them in CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to reduce casualties, promote timely treatment, and be an effective first responder in a medical emergency.

On the Silver jubilee year of Fortis Cunningham Road, Fortis has initiated a unique programme to train lay people in Bangalore in CPR and as many as 11,000 Bengalureans have already received free training.  

CPR is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to manually preserve brain function, restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who has suffered cardiac arrest.  The main symptoms of cardiac arrest in an adult or a child are unconsciousness and breathlessness. The earlier the CPR is given, the greater the chances of their survival.

Knowledge of CPR is limited in our country, despite the fact that 65 per cent of cardiac emergencies occur at home. To support the cause, Fortis Hospitals started the ‘Fortis Heart Savers,’ a CSR initiative to disseminate information on heart emergencies and the CPR training is part of this campaign.  Participants learn CPR techniques and get valuable information on heart health and cardiac emergencies, and this in turn has helped in creating responsible citizens.

 “We are indeed glad to see an overwhelming response for our initiative on CPR training.  Students, IT professionals, bankers, public servants and many others showed keen interest in the initiative. It is our privilege that we have been able to mend over two million hearts and this milestone has been possible because of the best medical team and management. The CPR training is our way of giving back to society,” said Dr. Manish Mattoo, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham Road.

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The training programme witnessed active participation from people both young and old, across the city. Corporate and government offices,  police commissioner’s office, CBI, colleges including Mount Carmel College, Christ, Jain college, RV college and IT firms including TCS were few of the participants in this initiative.

“The CPR training programme has evoked quite a positive response from people in different parts of the city. The life threatening situation could happen to anyone – our friends, relatives or even strangers. Though it sounds really simple, a CPR procedure has a definite set of rules and process to follow. Hence, practical training is required to understand the procedure thoroughly. We are elated that the objective of the campaign is met. This is just the beginning and we will continue to put in our best efforts to educate and impart knowledge to the public on such imperative health procedures,” said Dr. Vivek Jawali, Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru.

Greenwood High pledges support for a noble cause through Colorothon


Bangalore, January 27, 2016 – Embracing the spirit of Republic Day celebrations nationwide, Greenwood High International School joined hands with Colorothon to support a noble cause through the event. Greenwood High also bought 500 paintings from Colorothon to support Omashram Trust, a non-profit trust that shelters abandoned senior citizens and children. The event was held at Kittur Rani Chennamma Stadium, Jayanagar and saw tremendous response from the public

The theme of the event was ‘Come, draw your imagination’. Following the event, the best 3 artists were invited to Greenwood High as guest lecturers, to have an interaction with the students who would like to pursue art as their career. The idea was to promote the budding artists and give them a platform to take their talent to next level. The event was open to creative minds of all ages, with an open mind and love for art.


The event also hosted a slew of cultural shows like art bazaars, drum circles, stand-up comedy, magic show, etc. Grafitti walls were mounted and the event also showcased live painting, live cartoonists, caricatures, etc. The students of Greenwood High presented a skit, followed by a Yoga Performance by Chaitra Chaya Seva, a workshop by Faith Foundation on Child Abuse and a Magic Show by Rakesh Regan. The Genesis School of Dance also gave a spectacular performance.

Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High International School said, “We are proud to be associated with such a colorful event. The event exhibits art in various forms- painting, music, dance and craft. Colorothon is also supporting Omashram Trust, who are doing an excellent job of reaching out to the elderly and caring for the needy. We hope to continue being a part of such events and nurture budding talent and inspire young minds. ”.

Confident Bengaluru take on Mumbai FC

Westwood Calls For Positivity As Blues Face Hectic Schedule


26th January, 2016, Mumbai: Bengaluru FC will look to build on a perfect start to the season and break a trend when they take on Mumbai FC at the Cooperage, in Mumbai, on Wednesday. The two teams have met four times in the League and have always ended up sharing the spoils – a habit the Blues will be keen to change.
Westwood couldn’t have asked for a better start to the new season as his boys made it three wins in as many games after beating Shillong Lajong 3-0 at the Kanteerava on Sunday, to go top of the table. While the defence was impregnable, Westwood’s strike combination of CK Vineeth and Kim Song Yong justified the gaffer’s pairing of them, grabbing the goals against the team from the hills.
“Kim being physical and Vineeth being in good form and using his pace to link together is a good partnership. Udanta and Sunil can also play in those positions. At the minute, Vineeth and Kim are doing well but we definitely have more options in that respect,” said Westwood following his side’s victory.
Eugeneson Lyngdoh and Josimar da Silva were on target in a 1-1 draw between the two sides at the Cooperage Stadium last season and a good result on Wednesday will be the perfect injection for BFC who travel straight to Kolkata where they play East Bengal on Saturday. The gaffer maintained that the Blues will look to take on the hectic schedule with positivity.
“It’s important to win every game. We have a tough schedule ahead of us as we play six games in the next twenty days which is unheard of. We have four away fixtures in our first five games as well but we’re looking to stay positive and get good results,” said Westwood ahead of the game.
Mumbai, on the other hand, are coming off a win themselves, having downed Salgaocar 2-1 at home earlier on Sunday and with five points from three games, are yet to taste defeat this season.
The game kicks-off at 7 pm and will be telecast live on Ten Action.
Photo caption 1: Bengaluru FC striker Kim Song Yong in training at the Bangalore Football Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday. The Blues traveled to Mumbai later in the day where they will face Mumbai FC in their fourth clash of the 2015-16 I-League season.
Photo caption 2: Bengaluru FC Head Coach Ashley Westwood hands out instructions in training at the Bangalore Football Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday.
Photo caption 3: Bengaluru FC ‘keeper Lalthuammawia Ralte is all ears in training at the Bangalore Football Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday.

15000 children, Fascinating floats and Amazing Nickelodeon Toons come together for a Republic Day Parade in Mumbai

Nicktoon Shiva Participating in the cycle parade at the Indian  Republic Day parade in Bandra!

Bangalore, 27th January 2016:  The Republic Day Parade is one of the most prestigious events of the country that marks the importance of the history of Indian independence. In the glorious Indian Republic Dayparade held in Mumbai today, we saw a large number of schools along with our Nicktoons marching and saluting the country on the special occasion. With the Navy, Airforce and Army present, Admiral R. Harikumar, Three star Western Naval head, along with Poonam Mahajan and Priya Dutt, hoisted the national flag to commemorate the idols.

In keeping up with the Janpath traditions the parade was led by a cavalcade of horses trained and provided by the ‘Amateur Riders Club’ in Mumbai along with security forces from Navy, Airforce and Army who led the parade. The parade included various cultural performances like the Lazim, Bhangra, Gujarati folk songs and many more. Nicktoons  Motu Patlu, Pakdam Pakdai and Dora walked the parade and the Nickelodeon superkid Shiva, led the cycle parade with more than 150 kids paying a tribute to the heroes and promoting “The Big Green Help” , an initiative for greener environment.

A source close to the organizing committee said, “We are happy to have associated with Nickelodeon for the Annual Republic Day Parade in Mumbai. We loved the Nicktoons being a part of the parade along with the children and marching in respect for the country. With Shiva leading the Cycle Parade and having Nicktoons march on this occasion, this was definitely one of the best parades in Mumbai till date.”

With over 40 schools participating for the parade and more than 20000 spectators, Nickelodeon along with the children had a one- of -a –kind experience to salute the country and honor to the heroes

Staging an Elemental Epilogue

Students of Trio World Academy portraying the element earth through their performance (1)

Bengaluru, 27th January, 2016: The annual day celebration at Trio World Academy was a scene of true celestial beauty. Drawing inspiration from the cosmos, the event was themed ‘Shrishti-The Beginning of the Universe’.  The chief guest for the day was renowned journalist and author (Disappearing Daughters: The Tragedy of Female Infanticide) Gita Aravamudan. The evening began with a speech by the Guest of honor – Mrs. Gayathri Ananth, founder of the Vigilant Society.  The students of class 1 to 5 from ICSE wing depicted the eternal evolution of the universe through unique musical and dance performances.

Students present the fiery of the element fire (1)

In the wake of the environmental crisis such as climate change, the students of Trio portrayed the relevance of Panchamahabhootas – earth, water, air, space, fire. The opening show was literally a big bang performance, a dance routine showcasing the formation of the universe. This was followed by another mesmerizing performance where the students staged a performance based on creation of the nine planets.  The subsequent performance appreciated the relevance of five core elements in the universe. The students also performed a beautiful rendition of Michael Jackson’s popular Earth song. The spellbinding grand finale performance was a mélange of universe, solar system and the panchamahabhutas. The students highlighted the significance of all these elements and highlighted the adverse affect on the environment caused by the ignorance of these elements. Through the programme, students left audience with the message to nurture and respect the five main elements of nature.

Displaying the beauty of the element water through their performance (1)

Since this was the first annual day of the ICSE wing at TRIO World Academy, the staff and students felt that Shristi would be a fitting theme for the event. “As our ICSE wing has just begun and is evolving we thought of drawing parallels and hence took this theme to compare how everything keeps evolving. Through this programme we are narrating the story of how we came into existence and we also wanted to celebrate how each and everything including us are made up of the five main elements earth, water, air, space, fire” , said Mr. Naveen K.M Director Trio World Academy. “In the midst of modernization we tend to ignore the importance of the basic elements in our life. Through this programme we wanted to encourage people to take efforts to cherish these precious elements” he added.

Relish the flavors of Thailand with Benjarong’s ‘Amazing Phuket’ festival

A blend of handpicked delicacies from street stalls and local restaurants of Phuket

Bangalore, 25th January 2016: Benjarong is all set to host the ‘Amazing Phuket’ Festival, an exotic and authentic selection of Thai cuisine, starting from 27th January to 14th February 2016. With a blend of handpicked delicacies from the street food stalls to local restaurants, the festival will feature mouth-watering seafood dishes of Phuket.

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From the kitchen of Chef Ram Kumar, the À la carte menu has been carefully crafted with the finest selection of Vegetarian and non-vegetarian Thai dishes. The Festival offers a wide range of appetizers like Tod mun goong pla (Deep fried prawn and fish patties served with chilli plum sauce), Pla tod grob  (Crispy fried anchovies served with sriracha chilli sauce), Pak bung tod prik pon (Crispy fried spinach tossed with garlic and crushed chillies), Hed hoo noo pahd tohu (Stir fried tofu cubes , wood ear mushroom and water chestnuts  served in rice tartlets).  Forming the core of the festival spread are authentic main course dishes like Hormok poo (Steamed crab meat mousse with Thai sweet basil and kaffir lime leaves), Pahd tohu priew warn (Fried tofu, pineapple, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers tossed in sweet and sour sauce) , Pahd thai goong hor kai  (Thai rice sticks cooked in sweet and tangy tamarind sauce with prawns and beans sprouts, wrapped in egg omelette), Phad Hed Ruam Khao Pod Orn (Stir fried assorted mushrooms and baby corn with fresh red chillies, onions , coriander leaves and soya. To awaken the sweet tooth in everyone, the spread also offers an exotic array of desserts like Khanom kluay  (Steamed banana cupcake served with vanilla ice cream)  and Tender coconut panna cotta with chestnut rubies .

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The ‘Amazing Phuket festival’ is sure to offer a peep into the bustling street food scene of Phuket and experience the culture with the scintillating aroma of spices. Reservations can be made for the festival at 080 3221 7201 or walk into Ulsoor Road, Ulsoor, Bangalore.

Key information:

Restaurant Timing: Lunch 12:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Price starting range Rs.400 onwards
Average meal for two 800-1200


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