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Ten outstanding engineering students from

MSRIT Bangalore, BITS Pilani and PVGCET Pune awarded


Mumbai, August 22, 2014 — The Avery Dennison Foundation today announced its second “Spirit of Invention” (InvEnt) scholarship awards in a program held in Bangalore. Of the ten outstanding students from reputed institutes of engineering who won the awards, two were from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, three from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, and five from PVG’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pune. The Spirit of Invention scholarship program is open to all first-year Indian national students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance with a strong interest in innovation.


“In its second year, the Avery Dennison Foundation ‘Spirit of Invention’ scholarship program in India seeks to inspire creative and inventive students,” said Alicia Procello Maddox, President of the Avery Dennison Foundation and Senior Director of community investment for Avery Dennison Corporation. “Our vision is to inspire human promise toward a more intelligent and sustainable world. This vision drives us to advance education and sustainability initiatives in many communities around the world where our employees live, learn and work.”


The award ceremony was presided over by Rishi Pardal, Vice President and Managing Director, South Asia, of Avery Dennison’s Retail Branding and Information Solutions business, and a team of local Avery Dennison leaders. “India is an increasingly important market and source of highly-educated talent for Avery Dennison,” said Pardal. “As a major investor and employer in India, we want to help nurture this talent pool and encourage the spirit of innovation through key initiatives such as InvEnt, which we believe can contribute significantly to India’s continued growth and development.”


Avery Dennison, a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions, employs over 1,200 people at facilities in Pune, Gurgaon and Bangalore, and since 1997 has experienced double-digit growth in India.  The company operates a Knowledge Center in Pune for customers, and is opening an Innovation Center in Bangalore.  The Avery Dennison Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the corporation.


The 2014 “InvEnt” Scholars in India


College Student Specialization
Birla Institute of Technology & Science Piyush Kumar Jain M. Electronics and Instrumentation
Dhairik Fuletra Industrial Engineering
Avinash N. Rao Electronics and Instrumentation
M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology Priya N. Electronics and Instrumentation
Gandhar Ajit Kunte Mechanical Engineering
PVG College of Engineering and Technology Tikore Abhjit Laxman Mechanical Engineering
Eesha Shyam Deshpande Mechanical Engineering
Rajat Kumar Maurya Mechanical Engineering
Shantanu Prashant Deshpande Mechanical Engineering
Neha Uday Sathe Mechanical Engineering


Additional details about the Avery Dennison Foundation scholarship program can be found online at



About the Avery Dennison Foundation

The Avery Dennison Foundation’s mission is to advance the causes of education and sustainability in the communities where Avery Dennison employees live and work. In cooperation with organizations that receive grants, the Foundation also encourages corporate employees to engage in local community involvement opportunities and, through volunteer work, bring the same spirit of invention and innovation found at the heart of the company’s success.


About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and 26,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales from continuing operations of $6.1 billion in 2013. Learn more at


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:   Jury meet for Fempowerment Women Achievers’ Awards was held at a five star hotel in the city. The jury came together to select the winners across 14 Categories.

Based on the nominations received from all across the nation, it was a tough task for the jury to come to a consensus and select the deserving winners in each category, the discussions also led to increase in categories.

The prominent jury comprised –

  1. Mr. Subhash Chandra – Chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited and Promoter of the Essel Group of Companies;
  2. Mr. Ridham Desai: Managing Director, Morgan Stanley India;
  3. Mr. Adil Malia: President HR, Essar Group of Companies;
  4. Mr. Javed Ahmed: DG, (HG , Maharashtra)
  5. Mr. Shishir Joshi: CEO, Bombay First
  6. Mr. Shrikant Bhasi: Chairman, Carnival Group;
  7. Mr. Nagesh Kukunoor: Film Director, Screenwriter and Actor
  8. Ms. Aroon Shivdasani: President and Executive Director, Indo-American Arts Council
  9. Ms. Neera Saggi: Former President, BCCI (Bombay Chambers of Commerce and Industry)



Maui Jim presents WASSUP: Sunglasses with unmatched clarity of lenses

  • Polarized sunglass maker Maui Jim’s latest offering WASSUP is perfect for outdoor adventure and will bowl you over with its technological superiority

New Delhi, August 2014: Are you an outdoor activity lover who never likes to compromise on the fun? Then, Maui Jim’s latest offering WASSUP is a pair of sunglass that will bowl you over with its brilliance.

Maui Jim, the makers of the world’s clearest non-glass sunglass lenses has introduced WASSUP, a sunglass loaded with technology and packing unmatched attitude into a sleek rectangular nylon frame that hugs the face to fend off the sun.

WASSUP offers full coverage for medium faces. The frames have embedded Rubberon nose pads and ear pads. They feature the ultra-clear benefits of SuperThin(ST) Glass lenses that are distortion-free from edge to edge.

This style comes in Matte Black with Neutral Grey lenses; Tortoise with HCL Bronze lenses; Gloss Black with Maui Rose lenses; and Matte Black Rubber with Maui HT lenses.

Priced at Rs. 14,700 WASSUP sunglasses provide exceptional comfort and style and is available at all leading optical stores across cities.

WASSUP is an aggressive new offering from Maui Jim that optimally showcases the company’s patented lens technology that is now encased in frames that offer many advantages for outdoor adventures that demand optical clarity.  WASSUP is available in digital prescription with parameters of +3.00 to -4.50,” said Mr. I Rahumathullah, Managing Director at Maui Jim India.

All Maui Jim lenses feature their patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology that cuts 99.9 per cent of glare and eliminates 100 per cent of all UV rays on both sides of each lens to reduce eye strain.  A distinguishing feature of all Maui Jim lenses is the rich and vibrant color that you see.

Additional sun protection is provided by the patented bi-gradient mirrors that are darker at the top and bottom of each lens, so the lenses essentially squint for the wearer. Maui Jim lenses offer scratch-resistant protection and use waterproof and oleophobic coatings to shed water and repel grease and smudges.

Maui Jim has been voted favorite sunglasses company and best sunglasses by optical retailers and many of the top health, fitness and outdoor sports media around the world. All Maui Jim sunglasses have been awarded the Seal of Recommendation from The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin.

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God as never seen before …

Himanshu Soni to play ‘Shivaye’, the young, uber cool, dapper God


Following reports in the media about actor Yashpal Sharma being cast as the lead protagonist of Zee TV’s next weekend fiction show ‘Neeli Chhatri Wale’,  delving  into a unique friendship between man and God, there has been much speculation about who’s playing God! Playing Shivaye is the young and dynamic Himanshu Soni, currently winning hearts with his portrayal of Gautam Buddha in Zee TV’s historical biopic on the great spiritual leader. But, make no mistake! Himanshu will not be seen  in the hallowed, much revered avatar of Lord Shiva … he will make a smashing entry as a  young, smart, contemporary youth wielding a blue umbrella – a friend, philosopher and guide to Yashpal Sharma’s character Bhagwan Das!


Set in Kanpur, the story revolves around Bhagwan Das (played by Yashpal Sharma), a middle-class man in his late 30’s, constantly torn between his personal and professional life. Forever bullied either by his wife and father at home or his boss in the office, Bhagwan Das is always at the receiving end of flak. Stuck in a rut, Bhagwan Das vents his anger in a unique and funny manner. He Hangs a picture of whoever has misbehaved with him on any given day on a tree outside his house and pelts stones at it. One day, while he is busy letting out his frustration at the tree, a smartly dressed man carrying a Blue umbrella emerges from within the tree and introduces himself as Lord Shiva! Based on the philosophy of ‘God is within us’, ‘Neeli Chhatri Wale’ is a light-hearted drama highlighting Bhagwan Das and his relationship with Lord Shivaye. Rather than giving him answers, Shivaye has more questions for Bhagwan Das that make him introspect and listen to his own inner voice …


Himanshu said, “From playing a spiritual leader widely followed across the world to playing Lord Shiva who takes on the form of a contemporary young man and befriends the quintessential common man, it’s been quite a transition. I think the role is most intriguing, quite a departure from what I have played on Buddha. I fell in love with the uniqueness of the concept, nothing like this has been attempted before on television. This is my second consecutive show on Zee TV and it has been a great association with the channel. Coming from Ashwini Dhir’s school of light hearted dramas, it’s a show that is bound to appeal to the audiences!”


Catch Bhagwan Das on a journey of listening to his inner voice through conversations with his friend Shivaye as
Neeli Chhatri Wale goes on air on 30th August, every Saturday-Sunday at 8 PM, only on Zee TV!





Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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