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Yogesh Lakhani- Bright Advertising, Piyush Patel, Rajendra jain- MD;Swarovski Gems, Pooja Salvi, Evelyn Sharma, Pooja  Mishra, Petrina Dsouza- Founder; WIFT, Navin Sadarangani, proprietor; NY

A unique tournament turns Jewellers into competitive cricketers!

4thJanuary, 2014: Cricket is not just a game in India but a lot more. With an intention to seek values of sportsmanship, pursuit of excellence, fellowship, competitive spirit, honesty and fairness, NYUZMAKERS CRICKET CHALLENGE with its unusual set of rules enters its 6th year. This tournament is an underarm Cricket Tournament for Jewellery Retailers of Mumbai to meet, play and interact. Beginning from 6th January 2014 to 10th January 2014, it’s an innovative Box-Cricket Tournament which is a fun format with an unusual set of rules that makes it far more interesting than the regular bat and ball game. The event is presented by Femina and co-sponsored by Dharmanandan Diamonds. The Retail Jeweller is the Trade Media Partner along with DNA as Print Partner, BRIGHT as Outdoors Partners and Swarovski Gems as Awards Partner.

The Cricket Tournament gives 16 of the top retail jewelers of Mumbai an opportunity to compete with each other and achieve honor for their respective stores. Also to enlighten the essential role women play in the jewellery industry not just as an employee but also as a customer, the set of rules demands to have at least 2 women in a team who will open the innings. Analogous to the rules and women’s role in the jewellery industry, the event was inaugurated in the presence of two lovely women from the film fraternity; Evelyn Sharma, an Indo-German actress who has featured in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and awaiting her upcoming film “Yaariyaan” along with Pooja Salvi, lead actress of Nautanki Saala.

At the inauguration, Evelyn Sharma said, “Nyuzmakers Cricket Challenge is a fantastic initiative. It’s great to see how women are being acknowledged in an event like this. A cricket challenge between top retail jewellers is a unique concept. What makes it even more fascinating is the fact that the game is not like a regular cricket match. With unusual rules and a unique game format, it’ll be really interesting to see who wins.”

“I love the fact that women are given so much importance in a game like cricket which people think is just a man’s game. Also getting top retail jewellers on a same platform is something I have not seen before. This is indeed a great initiative”, said Pooja Salvi.

Navin Sadarangani, proprietor of NYUZ, and Chief Organizer of this tournament professes, “It’s the 6th consecutive year that we have organized a Cricket Challenge. It feels great to see people reciprocating to it with so much enthusiasm that they look forward to this time in the calendar. The event is not only a good way to start the New Year but also a good way for the members of the same industry to interact and compete together for honors for their store.”

“The tournament is a wonderful way to get people from the same industry on one platform. It not only lets you meet and network with people of the same business but also helps build sportsman spirit. It’s indeed a great way to initiate a New Year,” quotes Piyush Patel of Dharmanandan Diamonds.

About NYUZ: NYUZ is a company that is into the 4C’s of Jewellery Retail Services which cover Coaching, Consultancy, Creative Retail Services & Concepts and Creations. NYUZ comprises of a balanced set of jewellery industry enthusiasts with relevant exposure to the different facets of the industry. Founded in 2005 by Navin Sadarangani, it is evolving everyday with a vision “To become the Preferred Jewellery Retail Service Provider

Press Contact:

Vedaxari Joshi | Vedaxari@geckoworldwide.in |9920897562

Naeem Shaikh | naeem@geckoworldwide.in |9029860979

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Are you fit at forty?

Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai brings to you an insight into the important milestone in everyone’s life…turning 40!

Sister of Poonam Dhillon, Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai, Obstetrician & Gynecologist & First Vice President; FOGSI gears up to launch her book ‘Fit at 40’ giving a low down on major health issues that plague in the 40s.

The book Fit at 40 by Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai & compiled with contributions from the eminent personalities from the health front including Leena Mogre (Fitness expert & nutritionist), Dr. Sarita Davare (Pain & Weight Management consultant) & Dr. Purnima Mhatre (Chairperson, MD, Gorgeous Skin Pvt. Ltd.) will be an insight to the importance of a healthy diet offering advice, solutions, precautions & tips to stay healthy, look younger & keep midlife crisis at bay.

Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai, a consultant Gynecologist at Mumbai’s leading hospitals Jaslok, Lilavati & Bloom IVF Center at Mumbai, Delhi & Chandigarh talks about her book, “40 is an important milestone in our life. Yet, this is often the time when the body’s metabolism reduces progressively and a lot of health problems such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, muscle & joint pain enter our lives. My book Fit at 40 aims to be the go-to-guide to the 40s. Here’s to entering the best decade of our lives.”

Bollywood’s DIVA Raveena Tandon supports Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai & mentions, “I wish Dr. Rishma all the very best for this wonderful book she has written. It is simple, easy to read & extremely informative. There is really very little literature & place in media given to women in their 40s & I am glad she has brought this important phase of our lives in focus.”

Padmini Kolhapure who has known the author for a really long time mentions, “A woman’s gynecologist can become her close friend. After all you share your innermost thoughts & concerns with her & taking & heeding her good advice can help you remain healthy & fit. I wish her immense success for this much needed book. I am sure it will guide many women who are confused about their problems that they face for the first time in their 40s.”

Kudos to Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai for such a brilliant initiative that will help many women who are not able to visit a doctor, we are in good hands. Get your copy now!

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Highway Diaries…of landslides on the way to Tabo

Films capture journeys but in Imtiaz Ali’s much-awaited ‘Highway’, the journey has made the film. Presented by Sajid Nadiadwala and starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, the film traverses six states of north India and captures the landscape of the different regions as it goes along.

Highway Diaries are short video snippets that capture the journey of the film and all the exciting experiences that the cast and crew had during its making.

In the latest episode of Highway Diaries, the crew of the film is seen driving through the narrow and perilous roads of the Himachal with continuous land slides, on their way to Tabo. Suddenly a big stone falls from the mountains and smashes the wind screen of one of their cars, forcing them to stop and wait for the machines to clear the road. The dangers of the road are overshadowed by the stunning panorama that these higher reaches of Himachal offers. The video diary ends with Alia Bhatt delivering her lines that rightly describe the breathtaking location, “Tumne kabhi bataya nahi ki duniya aisi bhi hai, unbelievable!”

Watch this episode of Highway Diaries here: http://bit.ly/HighwayDiariesTabo

‘Highway’ will release on February 21st 2014.

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EnVoyage 2014 Pre Summit Workshop at IMT Hyderabad

· Winners to participate in the IIT Bombay Entrepreneurship Summit

· Chief Guest :Mr. Kiran Raju, Founder & CEO, Bluflock.com shared his views – “Invest in yourself first, is the motto behind any entrepreneur.”

IMT Hyderabad, 4th January 2014

IMT Hyderabad, in collaboration with ECell, IIT Bomaby hosted EnVoyage – 2014. This is the Pre-Summit workshop which aims at spreading awareness about Entrepreneurship Summit to be held at IIT Bombay on 1st and 2nd Feb- 2014. It consists of series of free workshops to be held in different cities of India.

Mr. Kiran Raju, Founder and CEO, Blueflock.com was the guest speaker for the event. The speaker described his entrepreneurial journey. He explained how investors are to be approached for getting funding for ideas. he elaborated how investors’ are categorized as – Family and friends, Seed Fund Investors, Angel Investors, Series A, B, C investors/ Venture Capitalists.

He guided students on how to approach on working on their business ideas. He also talked on the ongoing trend of e-commerce and how businesses can be built in this sector.

The event saw an overwhelming response from students and professionals in Hyderabad. Apart from the students of IMT Hyderabad, students of NMIMS Hyderabad, IBS Hyderabad, Siva Sivani Institute of Management, PDM college of engineering also participated in the business quiz. Professionals form ICRA, Sai Mitra Constructions, I em gree, mFino , also participated in the quiz.

The winner for the quiz are –

1st Position
Anand Babu – ICRA
B Naveen Kumar – Sai Mitra Constructions
2nd Position ( IMT Hyderabad – PGDM-1st yr)
Aparna Trivedi
Bhupender singh

These winner will directly go to IIT Bombay in the Entrepreneurship Summit.

The workshop also consisted of a game- Stock Exchange Extravaganza, which was aimed at teaching the nuances of optimization as well as the ups and downs of the Stock Market.After the game, a business quiz was conducted which gave an opportunity to enter directly into final round of BizQuiz which will be conducted at the Entrepreneurship Summit. The winners of this quiz are –

1st Position( IMT Hyderabad – PGDM-1st yr)
Prateek Jain, Swati Goel,Niyotee Gupta, Swati Choudhary
2nd Position( IMT Hyderabad – PGDM-1st yr)
CLK Kiran, Kaushik Cheekoty, M. Sravan, Gowtham Kumar

IMT is a leading educational establishment rated among the top 10 business schools in India, with campuses in Ghaziabad, Nagpur and Dubai, besides Hyderabad.In a little over two years since its inception, the institute has built strong industry goodwill and engages with members of the corporate world at several levels that include course and curriculum development, delivering courses alongside faculty members, consulting projects and research opportunities, guiding students on projects, and through networking.

The institute offers two year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management programs approved by the AICTE.The PGDM program facilitates interactive learning through case studies, simulations, real time projects, workshops etc. It also incorporates a 14-16 week faculty supervised industry internship at the end of the 1st year.

The Institute has a state of the art 30-acre campus situated near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. Its PGDM program has an innovative and industry relevant curriculum with integrated courses that provide a holistic picture and learning about real life business situations and problems. The pedagogic approach followed by the institute is student centric, participative, experiential and team-based. As a part of its efforts to prepare the students for the industry, 30% of the sessions in the regular courses are conducted by practitioners from different sectors of business.

Profile of Mr. Kiran Raju, Founder and CEO, Blueflock.com – the Chief Guest of the event.

A Computer Science Graduate from Manipal University, Mr.Raju completed his M.S from Carnegie Mellon University in Bioinformatics. He returned to India and started a Real Estate company. His parents were the biggest influencers behind him for starting as an entrepreneur. During his journey he realized that there is a need for managing business remotely without being on the field all the time. Managing data was the key here and cloud computing its solution. This is how he started Blueflock.com and has been running it successfully from past 3 years. Satisfying the need of the customers is the underlying theme of his business. He is also an active member of TiE Hyderabad Chapter and invests in start-ups.

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Salman Khan has a long list of people that he has extended his helping hand to and has groomed to establish themselves in the film industry.

The most talked about of the list being Katrina Kaif. In the diva’s initial phases in the industry, she owes it all to the Khan for his support and advices.

Just like that, this time it is Daisy Shah, the leading lady of his upcoming film, Jai Ho who will be groomed by the star Khan.

Daisy Shah, who has shared screen space with Salman earlier as well but as a background dancer in his films will be sharing screen space with him yet again but this time as by starring opposite him.

Just like Katrina Kaif did not have a filmy family background, even Daisy Shah does not have a film background.

While Salman Khan has played an angel to a whole lot of people in the industry, the next person to get his hand is Daisy Shah.

Since she is new in the industry, Salman is explaining her about how things function in the industry, how she needs to start her interviews and deal with the media.

Daisy is a simple girl and Salman has asked her to keep her simplicity intact as that is her identity and that is what will take her a long way.

Ironically, as the trailer shows, the concept of the film is also majorly about helping people and Salman is the living example of this concept.

Spokesperson confirms the news and adds, “Daisy does not belong to a film background, so as Salman is launch her he is also going to help her groom in the industry. He has already started sharing tips with her as they will soon start film promotions.”

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Singer Aaman Trikha Felicitated On the “International Solidarity Day”

On the Occasion of International Solidarity Day ‘Help 4 Human Research & Development’ organized a mega event. Aaman Trikha, the current Bollywood sensation was felicitated. He touched every heart with his soulful singing.

According to the sources, Aaman was felicitated as a guest of honour for singing “Uska Sooraj Mere Jaisa”, the emotional and powerful anthem of the event. He has various hits to his credits and is a household name after this brief stint in Surkshetra. He was always in the limelight because of Atif Aslam`s constant biased criticism. Always following his guru Himesh Reshammiya`s advice, he gave a very heart warming performance that left many with tears in their eyes. The famous Yamuna Sports Complex witnessed the power packed performance of the young star by his peppy numbers like Hookah Bar, Po Po, Son Of Sardar, Go Go Govinda, the entire stadium were on their feet dancing crazily & joined him on stage.

The main aim was to spread the message of human values, love, harmony and peace. So that it contours a sense of responsible citizenship, unity, pride, brotherhood and participation in social cause, in the youth of today. It would motivate them to exercise the values of humanity. Many young students were a part of this social event.

Aaman even signed autographs for everyone and sung songs on demand.

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Riteish Deshmukh’s Veer Marathi Cricket team played on Ajmera- I land Sports Academy

Conducted by The Sports Gurukul

Mumbai 3rd January, 2014: A Twenty-Twenty match was held on the 3rd of January 2014 between the Riteish Deshmukh promoted VEER MARATHI and Sports Journalist Association Mumbai [SJAM] at the Ajmera i-land Sports Academy conducted by The Sports Gurukul.

Veer Marathi won the toss and elected to bat. Siddhart Jadhav one off the ace marathi actor played an outstanding innings of 60runs with 8-4s & 1-6 also made a handy partnership with Riteish Deshmukh of 56runs in which he scored 23runs of just 14balls with 5-4s after this Nupur scored 37runs of 18balls. Veer Marathi gave a huge target of 173-5 to SJAM. The SJAM bowlers Pandey & Subodh took wickets. It was the time for the SJAM to give it back to Veer Marathi by scoring 174 & registering a win. But unfortunately the Batsmen of SJAM couldn’t chase the target & fell short 0f 49runs. It was a quick and an interesting match. Veer Marathi played marvelously and very strategically and proved that actors are great players.

On this director, The Sports Gurukul Mr. Jay Shah said, “We are happy to provide the required logistics for organizations to practice and prove their team skills. It was indeed a great opportunity to be a host and play against such a brilliant team. It was interesting to see Ritesh’s fitness and his down to earth persona. Overall we had a fantastic match. Looking forward for another round of matches to be played soon between TSG [the sports gurukul] and Veer Marathi”.

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Karun Chandhok, ace F1 racer and brand ambassador for Montra (performance bicycles from TI cycles) gifted the young tennis star, Ramkumar Ramanathan a Montra cycle to encourage and honor his incredible performance at the Aircel Chennai Open 2014.

Karun Chandok and Mr. Alagappan, President, TNTA and Mahesh Ramamurthy, Chairman MMRT 42 also handed over a sum of Rs.1 lac collected by the KC500 team in support of the charitable causes to the Principal of the Government School, Palikaranai.

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