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PUMA launches the Mumbai edition of ‘School of Speed’ a one-of-a-kind Relay Running Property for Students

~ Winners of overall Senior Category get a chance to meet Usain Bolt ~

Mumbai, Sunday, February 9th, 2014: PUMA kicked off India’s first relay running property for students with the Mumbai edition of School of Speed at MMRDA grounds today. School of speed is a relay race for children between the 7th and 10th std, with each team comprising of 4 members who each run 1 kilometer to compete for the title of the Fastest Team and School. School of Speed is positioned to get students to take up running at an early stage


The Mumbai edition of School of Speed saw Celebrity Rannvijay Singh flag off the relay race with over 250 Mumbai school teams who participated enthusiastically for the title. The prizes were given away by the famous Speedster himself – Armaan Ebrahim, the rising young star of Indian motorsport. In a unique format, all four children from each team ran a total of 4Km together. Teams for School of Speed have been categorized into two age groups of – juniors from 7th-8th grade and seniors from 9th-10th grade for boys and girls both.

Key schools such as Podar International, J.B. Petit High School, Bombay Cambridge and a host of other schools participated in the event, an indication that the race was well received by students in Mumbai. KV IIT Powai School made a clean sweep in the junior boys category and St. Mary’s bagged the junior girls title. Not to be left behind the senior teams raced competitively to see J.B Petit High School and Bombay Cambridge High School win the title in the senior girls and boys category respectively.

Talking about the Mumbai edition of School of Speed, Rajiv Mehta, PUMA India MD said – “Exercise is a very important element for the holistic development of a child. With space restrictions in big cities we understand that children need to be encouraged to be active and to run. We at PUMA recognize that, and School of Speed is a perfect platform to inculcate habits of running and exercise at a grassroot level among students. With the success of the Bangalore and Mumbai editions, we hope to see many more participants in the grand finale of the race in Delhi”

School of speed will conclude with the announcement of the fastest school in each city along with the fastest city in India. The national winners in both senior boys and girls categories will get a chance to meet the fastest man on Earth – the one and only Usain Bolt!

The Mumbai edition of School of Speed will be followed by the grand finale in Delhi on the 15th of February at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.




Senior boys

Bombay Cambridge High School


Senior girls

J.B Petit High School


Junior boys

KV IIT Powai School


Junior girls

St. Mary’s School


For Further information, please contact:

Samyukta Ranganathan

Shaila Bhat

+91 98860 980

Sunanda Roy

+91 80885508

Nasreen Patel

+91 9945 2805


PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sports Brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For over 65 years, PUMA has established a history of making fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running, Training and Fitness, Golf, and Motorsports. It engages in exciting collaborations with renowned design brands such as Alexander McQueen and Mihara Yasuhiro to bring innovative and fast designs to the sports world. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf, Tretorn, Dobotex and Brandon. The company distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 10,000 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany. For more information, please visit


A Tribute to the epitome of Grace…

Hrishitaa Bhatt pays tribute to her Guru Nirtya Samraggi Sitara Devi at the Acharya Chaube Maharaj Mahotsav!

Bollywood actress Hrishitaa Bhatt pays tribute to her guru, daughter of Sitara Devi; Nirtya Samraggi Sitara Devi at the Acharya Chaube Maharaj Mahotsav, an initiative by Kala Kriti Kendra!

Last seen in Amma ki Boli, the Bengali beauty Hrishitaa Bhatt has always been a versatile actress in her career span with critically acclaimed roles in movies Ab Tak Chappan, Jigyaasa & Haasil.

Little do people know that the ‘Aankhon me tera hi chehra’ is a trained classical dancer having learnt Kathak from choreographer Shiamak Davar & with her grace & charm performed at the prestigious Acharya Chaube Maharaj Mahotsav drowning the audiences in awe of her spectacular flawless graceful performance, an initiative by Kala Kriti Kendra & Bhavan’s Culture Centre

The dance was Kathak style, interspersed with items like semi-classical, Vrindavan Tandav and Krishna Leela.

Hrishitaa exclaims, “I’ve trained in Kathak since the age of seven. It is an extremely wonderful feeling to being able to pay a tribute to your own Guru. Dancing has kept me going for all these years other than acting & dancing makes me happy & content. Indian Classical is very close to my heart & I will diligently pursue it for the rest of my life & will take every opportunity to perform on stage in front of audiences who appreciate the dance form.”

The Mahotsav will also saw a tribute to the legend Natraj Gopi Krishna, performances by Rishika Mishra, Neelanjana Singh followed by Kathak Dance by Jayanti Mala Mishra & Gazal by Samrat Ahmad Hussain Mohd Hussain.


Ideal Guide to your Wedding Trousseau: Amy Billimoria’s workshop at the Kala Ghoda Festival

Couturier & Bridal Specialist Amy Billimoria conducted a workshop at the Artisans, Kala Ghoda Festival on the Dos & Don’ts of a Wedding Trousseau as she spoke about the ideal wedding trousseau for the brides to be, dispersed tips on the current trends in Footwear, Handbags, Accessories & Jewellery followed by an interesting session talking about the modern bride & the emerging trends in Bridal couture.

Alesia Raut joined her for the interactive session where Amy Billimoria styled the former in her Bridal collection & matched complimenting accessories & footwear involving the participants of the workshop.

The 2 hour long workshop saw completion attention by the attendees & also elites from the fashion industry.

Amy Billimoria, being on the fashion forefront from the last 20 years catering to a global clientele comprising of celebrities, industrialists, royal families having the likes of Hema Malini, Esha & Ahana Deol, Kainaat Arora, and Ameesha Patel, her forte lies in the transforming the girl next door into a beautiful, ravishing bride on her wedding day & has been a stylist for over thousand brides. The elaborateness, splendor & togetherness- these are the essence of an Indian wedding. Flaunting a unique and gorgeous wedding couture is what every bride wishes for. Observing the rising demand of stylish and exclusive bridal wear, many fashion designers have come up with a new offering for brides.

Amy Billimoria’s signature store located in the plush areas of Santacruz sees a wide distinguished collection from ornate & classy Bridal Wear, Resort wear, Cocktail gowns, Footwear & Accessories making it a one stop destination.

Winner of titles like Lions Gold Awards, Manikchand Designer of the year, Leela Trophy for best embellishment, Femina Chrysalis Alumni Trophy, Garden Vareli Best Sari Choli Design, the designer strongly supports EcoFashion curbing textile wastage keeping the Reuse, Reduce & Recycle as the core essence of her designing saving colors & fabrics with her ever gorgeous wearable designs. Amy Billimoria a mentor at many of Mumbai’s leading fashion colleges has showcased her designs for a brilliant cause ‘Save the Girl Child.’

Amy Billimoria’s designs signify the aura & persona of a woman according to her moods & attitude.


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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