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Happy Planet opens Pune’s largest indoor active play park

Pune, 30thNovember 2017: Children and the young-at-heart of Pune now have a reason to cheer! Happy Planet, which has been spreading smiles and joy for the past eight years, is all set to open doors to Punekars. All roads will now lead up to Phoenix Market City as the mega 6000 sq. ft. space opens today.
Happy Planet aims at spreading smiles across the country by bringing the great outdoors, indoors. The place is buoyed on the philosophy that Freedom is the single biggest experience that each child must enjoy – Freedom to play and Freedom to choose the play are important aspects of overall growth and development. That is precisely what Happy Planet endeavours to offer within the precinct.
Speaking at the launch, Nimish Kenia, co-founder of Happy Planet said, “Our vision is to create a secure space where children and young adults can be a part of interesting and challenging games designed to develop one’s character and personality. Through tasks such as trampolines, zipline, obstacle cour…

PIC Organises the Pune Release of the book: ‘Securing India the Modi Way’

Pune, 30th November 2017: Pune International Centre (PIC) is organising a PuneReleaseoftheBook ‘SecuringIndiatheModiWay’, authored by eminent Journalist and National Security Analyst Nitin Gokhale on Friday, 1st December, 3:30 PM at the Mini Auditorium, College of Engineering Pune (CoEP), Shivajinagar. General. Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff ofIndia and Air Marshal S. B. Deo, Vice-Chief of Air Staff will also be present on this occasion along with other dignitaries and members ofPIC. The program will be chaired by Air Chief Marshal P. V. Naik. In SecuringIndiatheModiway – Pathankot, Surgical strikes and More, Nitin Gokhale provides an intimate and sweeping account of Team Narendra Modi‘s approach to national security and foreign policy initiatives. Drawing on internal memos, classified information, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with key players in the national security team, thebook brings alive inside stories ofdecision-making at the highest levels in the govern…

5Paisa to leverage surge in investor base to acquire 1Lakh customers by next year, launches unique online, multi-lingual financial education initiative ‘5Pschool’

– Launchesonlinefinancial literacy initiative ‘5P School’ to handhold new investors entering the market  – Expects about 1 million users to opt for 5P School’s financial literacy courses bynextyear – USP of these online courses is the smart but easy-to-understand content designed by market experts, which can be viewed from multiple onlineplatforms, including mobile phones – This simple, free-of-cost educative material on financial products and market processes are also available in various regional languages Pune, 29th November 2017: Leading discount brokerage firm 5Paisa.com has launched a uniqueinvestoreducationinitiative ‘5P School’ toleverage on the huge increase likely to happen in new investor numbers over the next two years for bolstering its own customer baseby 1 lakh over the nextyear. 5Paisa sees sees a sizeable number of new investors joining the country’s equity and capital markets in the next two years. The courses offered by 5P School are targeted to handhold such new investo…

Children education drives overseas home buys for Indian UHNWI – Knight Frank Education Report2017

The 2017 Education Report by Knight Frank records sharp appreciation in property prices around key UK schoolsAsian UHWNIs rate education 8 on a scale of 10 among drivers for property acquisition on foreign soilPune, November 29, 2017: Nearly one in two billionaires (47%) in India believed and invested in overseas education for their children, way above the global average (28%) and the Asia average of 38%, according to The Wealth Report 2017 by Knight Frank. Now, the Knight Frank Education Report2017, which examines the housing market around key schools in the UK, has revealed that education has become a critical driver of demand across prime residential markets in the country. Liam Bailey, Knight Frank’s Global Head of Research, said, “Good schools are a key driver of the housing market and their presence often helps to drive local property prices. The world’s wealthy want their children to be global citizens with school careers often spread across multiple locations whilst they gain i…

deAsra's One-day Workshop on Finanacial Management to become a Successful Entrepreneur

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On Friday, deAsra Foundation organized one day workshop on ‘Small Business Financial Management’ for new & existing entrepreneurs at S M Joshi Auditorium, Pune. The workshop was held for the entrepreneurs who are looking for the guidance in how to grow business by managing financial management & its importance.
deAsra is known for giving a hassle free approach to upcoming businesses by giving them a mentor to guide through the entire process flawlessly.
Mr. Sudhir Gijare, retired Deputy General Manager of State Bank of India, with an experience of 40+ years in Financing SME’s, risk management etc. guided the attendees. He quoted that “Entrepreneurs need to keep a close check on their expenses without affecting customer satisfaction”
Along with deAsra Foundation’s Mr. Prakash Agashe also stated that,“Strong financial literacy and management is a key skill for any successful entrepreneur to ensure the sustainable development of scalability of a business.”
The workshop touched upon …

Taxi rides in Pune get simpler with RezurvRide

New cab aggregator promises freedom from surge pricing, better incentives for drivers Pune – RezurvRide, a new cab aggregator service which safeguards the interests of customers while incentivising drivers, was launched in the city. The innovative app offers a vastly better alternative to existing players in the cab aggregator market by simplifying the process of booking rides and offering over 90 per cent of ride revenue to drivers. Some of the cutting edge features offered by the service are Reservation of ride as per convenience with advance Cab Booking feature both for local and outstationOption to mark “Favourite Drivers” based on experienceOption to ride with favourite drivers firstSelection of drivers based on their rating which takes into account cleanliness,etiquette and timeliness of the driversOption for tracking the ride by third parties through GPS for additional securityOutstation rides charged on distance covered and not fixed slabsQR code enabled to start and stop rides…

Challenging Chawa wins Kallakar Cricket League Season 3

Pune November 2017: Kallakar Cricket League concluded in Pune with team Challenging Chawa taking home the trophy. The captain if the team was renowned Marathi actor Sanjay Jadhav. Kallakar Cricket League is one of Pune’s most awaited celebrity cricket league and is brought to you by Kallakar Factory in association with Four Pillars Event Management Services. After two successful and entertaining seasons Four Pillars keeps its promise to bring together well known faces of the Marathi entertainment industry for the cricket fans. “We had ensured that all games are as entertaining as the celebrities work has been. Kallakar Cricket League is a league that all fans feel close to as they watch they favourite TV celebrities clashing against each other”, said Sameer Pawani, Director, Four Pillars Event Management Services. “A lot of planning went into conceptualizing ‘Kalla’kar Cricket League. The first season had celebrities like Mahesh Manjrekar, Swapnil Joshi, Siddhartha Jadhav among other …

HCC in Association with MMRCL & Nightingale’s Home Healthcare Service Initiate Heart Care Awareness Drive

~Organised Cardiac Emergency Demo to Educate Resident~ ~More than 150 residents from Girgaon society participated in CPR training and understanding techniques to combat Heart ailments in emergency~ Mumbai, 27th November, 2017: HCC organised Heart Care Awareness drive in association with MMRCL, Nightingale’s Home Healthcare Service & Dr. Bipeenchandra Bhamre, Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgeon in Mumbai. More than 150 residents were given demonstrations on CPR training & how to handle & react during a cardiac emergency at home. “In the event of a cardiac arrest, administering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, an emergency life saving procedure helps the patient to receive care till medical help arrives or they reach the emergency care center. In such situations, reaching the hospital within the golden hour is essential. Those who have training of basic life support stroke or CPR  facilitates to provide proper  care during such crucial times. Residents should be trained in BLS …

5th National Conference on Teaching, Learning , Leadership and School Excellence Awards held in Pune

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Lifetime achievement Awards presented to Nalini Sengupta and Revathi Srinivasan by Chief Guest Padamashree Mrs Lila Poonawalla
Pune, 27th Nov 2017 : Brainfeed, one of the pioneers in the field of Education hosted its 5th Annual Conference in Pune at The Westin this year.  Over 200 leading educationists, entrepreneurs, principals of various schools were present for this function.  The inaugural address was delivered by the Chief Guest Padmashree. Lila Poonawalla, Chairperson of Lila Poonawalla Foundation. The Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Ms. Nalini Sengputa of Vidya Valley School, Pune and Ms.Revathi Srinivasan, Principal, Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School Thane by Padamashree Lila Poonawalla.  Also present on this occasion were Guest of Honours, Madhuri Bhaduri, Nationally acclaimed artist, Mr. Joy Basu, CEO Amplify Mindware and Ms. Puneeta Ranjan. Speaking at the occasion, Padmashree Lila Poonawalla said, “This is a very good initiative taken from Brainfeed but we …

I do not understand the mania of making Adhaar compulsory in illegal fashion

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​’I do not understand the mania of making Adhaar compulsory in illegal fashion’ – Says Adv. Arvind Datar Pune, 25 November 2017: ”Adhaar card should not be made mandatory. Other documents for identification- like Voter id, Passport etc. should be enough to be linked with the bank accounts. I do not understand this mania of making Adhaar compulsory in illegal fashion,” expressed Arvind Datar, Senior advocate of Madras High Court.
”If you want Adhaar, take away all other things. Today I must have a Pan Card, Passport & many other identification numbers,” he said. Adv. Datar was speaking on the topic ‘The Right to Privacy- Past, Present and Future’, today at Navalmal Firodia Law College, in a lecture organized by Pune International Centre (PIC). Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, President, PIC, Dr. Vijay Kelkar, Vice President, PIC, Kumar Ketkar, Senior jornalist, Prof. Amitav Malik, Trustee, PIC, Prashant Girbane, Honorary Director, PIC, were present among the dignitaries. ‘The right to lef…

Pune Shines at MusiQuest Piano Festival 2017

Pune November 2017:The sixth iteration of the national piano festival / competition MusiQuest concluded in Pune on November 18 and 19th, 2017. Presented in an informal and friendly workshop/ masterclass format with unrestricted repertoire choice,participants had a unique opportunity not only for public performance but to extend their musical learning experience by receiving instruction at the piano as well as written adjudications and participation certificates from an international panel of adjudicators.  The emphasis was on encouragement and positive feedback.  All ages and musical levels performed within 4 main divisions : Preliminary (Beginner to Grade 2), Junior (Grades 3 to 5), Intermediate (Grades 6 to 8), Advanced (Diplomas).  The age range of participants was 4 to 64! The international adjudication panel included internationally renowned teachers/pedagogues from the USA Mark Neiwirth (Advanced)Phyllis Alpert Lehrer (Intermediate)Timothy Brown (Junior)Pierce Emata (Preliminary)…

Symbiosis International University (SIU) and Pune International Centre (PIC) are jointly organising a memorial lecture

Greetings from Symbiosis International University Symbiosis International University (SIU) and Pune International Centre (PIC) are jointly organising a memoriallecture, to remember Late Dr. DileepPadgaonkar, PIC’s Trustee and Chairperson of the Programme Committee and the R.K. Laxman Chair Professor at the Symbiosis International University. Well-known senior journalist and Consulting Editor, India Today Group, Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai will deliver a lecture, which will be held at the Symbiosis Vishwabhavan (auditorium), Senapati Bapat Road at 5 pm on 27 th November (Monday).  Dr. Padgaonkar impacted many lives through his sharp wit and intellect, his acumen for understanding people and society, and his prolific work as a journalist and Editor of the Times Group.
Dr. RA Mashelkar, President, PIC, Office bearers of PIC and Symbiosis, friends and family of Dr. Padgaonkar will be present at thememoriallecture. The programme will be chaired by Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, Founder and President of Symbiosis …

GoAir launches the “12” fare promotion celebrating the 12th Anniversary

Fares starting from Rs.312 to Rs. 2412 (offer is available for travel starting from 7 cities: New Delhi, Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Lucknow.)How to book:www.goair.inBooking Period: November 24, 2017 – November 29, 2017Travel Period: December 1, 2017 – October 28, 2018Limited seats, offer available on first-come-first-served basisPune, November 24, 2017:  GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, today announced the launch of “The 12 Fares” promotion with tickets starting as low as Rs. 312 going to Rs. 2412 (plus taxes) on select sectors for the travel period from December 1, 2017 – October 28, 2018. These tickets will be on-sale for purchase from November 24 (16:00 IST) and available until November 29, 2017 (23:59 IST), unless they sell out sooner.  “The 12 Fares” will be available on 54 routes from 7 cities: New Delhi, Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Lucknow. “The response for anniversary offer was encouraging which reiterates the cu…

Vandana Shah announces the launch of DivorceKart

– India’s first app for legal queries around Divorce – November 24, 2017 : Vandana Shah, an award winning Divorce Lawyer, Author and Columnist with her team today, amongst family and friends launched “Divorcekart”  – India’s first legal app that focuses on answering legal queries regarding divorce instantly. The App which is available free on both IOS and Android platform is going to serve as an online help platform for those couples who may feel that the marriage is over, and are unsure of their legal rights and process if and when they file the divorce. The app will only be a help platform to understand one’s legal rights and would not recommend or advise any person to end a marriage or continue with it. The app was formally unveiled via a live demonstration with a real litigant who posed queries to Vandana as she took the litigant through the app. Present at the launch were also Actor Ranvir Shorey – who is battling a divorce himself; 4 times National Award winning filmmaker Aruna …

The “Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence” presented to Sister Lucy Vacachalil Kurien

Pune: Celebrating Bhagawan SriSathyaSai Baba’s 92nd birthday, theSriSathyaSai Loka Seva Trust, in a splendid ceremony held the “SriSathyaSaiAwardforHumanExcellence” at SathyaSai Grama, Muddenahalli, Karnataka on 23rd November, 2017.SisterLucyVacachalilKurien from Pune has been awarded “TheSriSathyaSaiAwardforHumanExcellence” in the “Unity of Religions” category. Theaward was conferred by the winners from last year and the jury members from the respective category. Eight other inspiring women from various parts of the world have also been bestowed this awardfor their contributions in different fields. SisterLucyKurien established ‘Maher’ in 1997 which translates to ‘my mother’s home’ in Marathi, an institution in Pune, Maharashtra that works with destitute women, irrespective of caste, creed or religion. The centre has a range of services that range from awareness programmes to creches,Balwadis (kindergartens), tutorials, workshops, and self-help groups that help these women lead indepe…