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DHL presents Masaba Gupta and Amit Aggarwal at the opening show of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014


  • Masaba Gupta and Amit Aggarwal opened the five-day fashion extravaganza with a refreshing and contemporary couture collection
  • DHL is the Official Logistics Partner for Fashion Week in 11 countries across four continents and continues for the eighth year in India


Mumbai, 20th August 2014:DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider, presented young designers, Masaba Gupta and Amit Aggarwal at the opening night of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. Both designers presented a refreshing and contemporary couture collection with very contrasting styles and themes that opened the five-day extravaganza to fashionistas in the city.


RS Subramanian, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DHL Express India said, “DHL has been a long-time partner of IMG Fashion Weeks worldwide and we understand the business and the needs of the industry. The fashion, textile and apparel industry is one of the most creative and demanding industries and as the world’s leading logistics company, we provide the best solutions. Fashion Weeks are a perfect platform for us to demonstrate our expertise and we are delighted to be part of this season once again.”


Commenting on DHL’s partnership with Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014, Sandeep Juneja, VP – Commercial, DHL Express India said, “Working with Masaba and Amit has been truly delightful. Their designs are fresh and contemporary with an international appeal, which is what brand DHL epitomizes – being the world’s leading international express company. And to have the two iconic fashion divas, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Sushmita Sen dazzle us on the runway made the show even more spectacular and special.”


DHL is the Official Logistics partner of Fashion Weeks since 2007 in 11 cities across four continents. As international specialists in logistics, DHL works round-the-year and round-the-clock to ensure the fashion industry get the logistics support they need to ensure they remain cutting-edge in a vibrant market.



TRA’s launches India’s largest report on Educational Institutes

Hindu College is India’s Most Trusted, IIT-D is second, Loyola-Chennai, third

20th August, 2014. India. Hindu College, Delhi, has been voted India’s Most Trusted Educational Institute in a study by TRA (formerly Trust Research Advisory), a brand analytics and insights company. The study, titled ‘India’s Most Trusted Educational Institutes – 2014-’15’ (MTEI) was conducted among 7710 respondents across 40 cities. Ranked 2nd on the Most Trusted list was IIT – Delhi, followed by Loyola College, Chennai, as India’s 3rd Most Trusted, Anna University, Chennai, ranked 4th in the Most Trusted list and Hansraj College, Delhi, was ranked as the 5th Most Trusted. TRA’s study came up with more than 30,000 unique institutes of which the top 1000 are listed in the report. TRA also has two other research studies titled Brand Trust Report (BTR) and India’s Most Attractive Brands (MAB).


N. Chandramouli, CEO, TRA, commented on the importance of education and said, “Education is a fundamental component of society, and quite naturally the quality of an educational institute determines the quality of the students it creates. Unfortunately, however, there is no research that provides a universal metric for comparing different institutes – schools, college, university, coaching classes among others. It is this acute awareness that led us to map the entire education sector topography, hoping to give the students and their parents a universal basis of information and choice in the choice of institute.”


At 6th rank in MTEI is the first school in this list, Delhi Public School, Delhi, 6% Brand Trust Index (BTI) lower than the previous. At 7thrank, and the first Bangalore institution to break into the top 10, is PES University Bangalore with a 15% trust lag from the previous. Behind by 7% BTI is Ramjas College, Delhi, ranked 8thMost Trusted Educational Institute in this list, followed with a negligible difference at ninth rank by, DAV School, Delhi. Jaipur makes a mark among the top ten, only 3% below the previous on trust points, with the entry of the Agarwal SikshaSamiti run Agarwal College located in the Pink City.


About India’s Most Trusted Educational Institutes (MTEI)

Based on TRA’s proprietary 61-Attribute Trust Matrix, India’s Most Trusted Educational Institutes – 2014-’15 is India’s largest and most comprehensive study conducted with 7710 respondents across 40 Indian cities. For the MTEI research each of the respondents (comprising of students, parents and faculty) were queried on over 700 questions, of which 582 were ‘thinking’ questions directly related to the educational institute itself. The study yielded over 7 million datapoints on various aspects of the institutes over 20,000 hours of fieldwork.The MTEI report lists India’s 1000 Most Trusted Educational Institutes, India’s top 200 institutes on Academic Parameters and 120 of India’s Most Preferred Courses. The report is an important guide for anyone making a decision with regard to an educational institute and is available in all major bookstores. The report is priced at Rs. 2400/-

About TRA (formerly Trust Research Advisory)

Trust Research Advisory (TRA), a part of the Comniscient Group, is a brand analytics company dedicated to understanding actionable insights on brands. TRA was conceived in 2008 to decipher, analyze and measure Brand Trust, to make it universally understood and easily applied. Apart from The Brand Trust Report, TRA also publishes India’s Most Attractive Brands, a study based on TRA’s proprietary Attractiveness Quotient Matrix. Committed to create metrics for better resource allocation for brands, TRA owns the copyrights to Brand Trust and Attractiveness Quotient Matrices. To know more, please visit






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