Thursday 15 July 2021

Grand Maratha Foundation extends lifelong helping hand to Sau. Sindhutai Sapkal’s -The Mother Global Foundation

Pune, July 14, 2021: Grand Maratha Foundation (GMF), a non-governmental organisation has collaborated with Sau. Sindhutai Sapkal’s ‘The Mother Global Foundation’ to support the latter’s plans to construct orphanages and provide groceries to many beneficiaries via an initial donation of approximately Rs. 50 lakhs intended for over 650 orphans and others. The collaboration will undertake the provision of monthly groceries worth approximately Rs. 2,50,000 per centre, and feeding nearly 500 cows under The Mother Global Foundation. 


With a mutual goal to encourage higher education, more than 200 farmers’ children have been already funded and recruited in private offices by GMF. GMF will also provide computers for online education and skill development to The Mother Global Foundation. As additional support, GMF will not only take responsibility for feeding every orphan who is taken into The Mother Global Foundation, but also provide support in administrative areas. 


Speaking about the collaboration, Rohit Shelatkar, Film Producer & Founder, Grand Maratha Foundation said“Our purpose behind Grand Maratha Foundation is very similar to Sau. Sindhutai Sapkal’s The Mother Global Foundation. Providing nutritious meals, promoting education to mobilize self-dependence, supporting farmers and rehabilitation of women has created a mutual ground for us. As this is collaboration has no bounds, we are delighted to support Sau. Sindhutai in her noble work with a hope for the betterment of society.”


Dr. Sindhutai Sapkal is widely known for her work in raising orphaned children in India and was conferred the Padma Shri in 2021 in the Social Work category. Expressing her gratitude about the collaboration said, "During these unprecedented times, Rohit Shelatkar’s Grand Maratha Foundation has given us the much needed support to seamlessly carry out our work for over 650 troubled and famished orphans, almost 500 cows, and other animals across Maharashtra. I am proud of Rohit's generous and selfless association that will now help all those under The Mother Global Foundation roof and give them the life they truly deserve."


About Grand Maratha Foundation:

Grand Maratha Foundation provides all-round educational support to farmers, including lessons on fair pricing to efficient distribution and modern techniques so as to empower the farmers in creating a better livelihood for them and break the vicious circle of debt and poverty. With a special focus on Vidarbha, Grand Maratha Foundation also provides financial help to empower the farmers by providing their children with the best education. The Foundation has also spurred allied activities in the agrarian and rural sector which involves widows, providing them a means for earning their livelihood. They have also introduced and encouraged e-Learning through the donation of computers to schools. The Foundation is active in the regions of Akola, Amravati, Yavatmal, Chandrapur, and Nagpur in Maharashtra taking care of all-round development of farmers and their families. The aim is to get farmers be future-ready by minimizing the operational glitches and empowering them to live a better life.



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Star Bharats' new show Lakshmi Ghar Aayis upcoming episode will take you down the memory lane by re-creating Shahrukh Khan and Manisha Koirala starrer movie Dil Ses' iconic scene in their show

Star Bharats’ newly launched show Lakshmi Ghar Aayi that recently hit the television screens has not only won many hearts but also received a lot of praises for taking on the social prevalent cause Dowry. Showing how this evil malpractice leads to deceit and trouble for many families, the initial episodes of the show itself showcase how it affects society and the people who face this issue. While many call it gift-giving, it is still an evil doing.


In the recent episodes, viewers saw the lead protagonist Simran who is seen essaying the role of Maithali take a stand at a wedding against a family who created havoc on the wedding day blaming her friends’ family and accusing them of giving fake gold as Dowry. With Jwala Devi essayed by Ananya Khare adding fuel to the fire the matter goes out of hand and a huge scene is created. In these roller-coaster events that happen in Maithalis’ life she begins to find a friend in Raghav (Jwalas’ son)- essayed by Akshit Sukhija where he comes to Maithalis’ rescue and helps her take a stand against the grooms family at the wedding. While their closeness seems to increase in the due course of time, the shows upcoming episode will showcase a riot where Maithali gets stuck and Raghav comes back to her rescue


Well that’s not it, with the fire and riots, the makers of the show have re-created a scene from Bollywoods’ King Khan – Sharukh Khans movie Dil Se where the duo will be seen fighting with fire in order to get away from the riot


Well isn’t that romantic and who better to take inspiration from if not King Khan


Sources inform us that the nostalgia of the scene from Dil se kicked in the actors as well and the stunts were performed flawlessly


Tune in to watch a glimpse of your favorite movie in Lakshmi Ghar Aayi every Monday to Friday at 8pm only on Star Bharat

Entrepreneurship-Post COVID Generating Employment & Socio-Economic Growth

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has organised a session on ‘Entrepreneurship-Post COVID: Generating Employment & Socio-Economic Growth’. With the vision of enabling Young Generation to inevitable power of doing things differently and aspire to invent new work avenues.


Objective of:

·         Deliberating on state initiatives and policies for Entrepreneurship Development.

·         Corporates sharing of their best practices in promoting entrepreneurship in Post Covid Scenario

·         Sharing newer entrepreneurship avenues.


In his opening remarks, Mr. Sunil Parekh, National Executive Committee Member, FICCI & Co- Chair, FICCI Gujarat State Council said, “Due to COVID a lot of start-ups have been affected and and the report is that about 31% of all start-ups nationally out of the 57,000 registered with DPT have actually closed down. & another 20 to 30% are struggling very badly. But It's a K shaped recovery now.

So, wow do we take Gujarat ecosystem to the version 2.0 and make sure that it's success is at par with the others and is able to concrete not only nationally in terms of output and success stories, but even globally.”


Mr Chandra Bhushan Chakraborty, Senior Vice President and Regional Head East & West, Amway India

Recently, the direct selling industry has gained much more prominence with the upswing of digitization, enhanced focus on selfcare, gig economy with growing aspirations of young audience and increased participation from women in the industry. In addition, the industry has presented a huge opportunity to people to gain financial stability and independence considering the looming uncertainty in the changing job scenario. The industry has presented a huge opportunity to people to gain financial stability and independence amongst the looming uncertainty in the changing job scenario over the last one year. We witnessed the desire to pursue guided entrepreneurship growing deeper which resulted in a tremendous upsurge of interest in Amway’s business majorly from the youth population, who look for flexible roles in the gig economy ecosystem and women entrepreneurs who constitute more than 60% of our direct sellers in the country. We at Amway, stand committed to provide opportunities to the aspiring entrepreneurs and help them build a sustainable business while following their passion. In line with the rising trend, we have also been significantly focusing on a digital-first approach to enhance competencies of our direct sellers to aid business growth and enable better market penetration, improve reach to potential customers, product accessibility and enhance the consumer experiences.


Dr Sunil Shukla, Director General, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, he said that: “India has approximately 6.3 crore MSMEs and these contribute about 29% towards the GDP. 33.4% of India’s manufacturing output comes from MSMEs. MSMEs contribute around 45% of the overall exports from India. MSMEs provide employment to around 120 million people. The frequency of starting a business is lower than the closure of the business and possibly due to COVID-19. These are some of the sectors, which have been badly impacted education being one of them. We are also impacted hospitality tourism. These are new opportunities, we can say maybe banking, organic, hydroponics, Dairy fisheries and all those opportunities.


Mr D R Parmar, Jt. Commissioner of Industries, Government of Gujarat, he said that: “COVID-19 has proved to be a major Black Swan effect event for the global economy and in most of the sectors of Indian and global economy. It also has caused severe stress by directly impacting supply chains and cash flows through industries. not only affected big Conglomerates but also small startups. so state government has also focused to take a balanced approach for boosting the manufacturing activities. And while traditional manufacturing is important to increase employment at the same time, it is also important to upgrade. With this background in recent only Gujarat industrial policy 2020 was announced, and while significant benefits have been announced for traditional manufacturing industries. But for the first time there are incentives introduced to companies to set up their own R&D centers.


A panel discussion on “Entrepreneurship: Vital to the Economic Health” was conducted; wherein experts voiced their opinion and the session Moderated by Mr S B Dangayach, Founder Trustee, Innovative Thought Forum


  • Mr Chandra B Chakraborty, Senior VP and Regional Head – East & West, Amway India
  • Mr Dharmesh Pandya, Assistant Manager, The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development
  • Mr Dineshkumar Rathi, Marketing Manager, Life Insurance Corporation of India
  • Ms. Nikita Maheshwari, Co-founder, Tilebazzar & Tatkalorry


Followed by this, the speakers had addressed various questions by the participants at the sessions. This interactive session was attended by around 160 +participants.

uFaber formally launches “Real School” to help today’s children prepare for careers in 2040

Non-international schools can add “Real School” to get par with international schools

Mumbai, June 15, 2021: uFaber, India’s only bootstrapped and profitable Edtech start-up offering hyper-Personalized learning solutions for those aged 7 to adults, today formally announced its new offering “Real School” focussing on K-12 segment. Real School’s is for those who are aged anywhere between 5 to 15 years. The well designed new courses and masterclasses personally delivered by expert trainers, expands the options available before today’s parents to get their children better equipped for careers of the future. The subjects available range from drone robotics, mobile app development, phonics & early reading, advanced fluency & social communication, IoT, Raspberry Pi, Creative Arts to space exploration. Duration of these courses vary from 2.5 months to 15 months. Pricing starts at Rs. 12,425 going upto Rs. 85,750 depending on the topic and course duration. UFaber also is offering 500+ masterclasses which can be booked per class basis at just Rs.199 per class.

Commenting on REAL School, Rohit Jain, Co-Founder & CEO, uFaber, said, “We are really excited in helping today’s children ready themselves for careers of the future without being constrained by their current curriculum. It has no overlap with what schools do as the focus is beyond the classroom.” “The offering is a boon for non-international schools who cannot compete with the international schools on specialized subjects. Now all they need to do is to bundle “Real School” over and above their curriculum. It’s a win-win for all the parties involved,” he further added.

Added, Anirudh Swarnkar, Co-Founder, uFaber, “We always wanted to build an online education platform that is unfettered by business model, market swings and revenues. What we launched today is a result of multiple man-years of internal R&D our internal team led by Niraj Taksande and a group of Master trainers kept tuning the offering based on initial learner feedback.”

About uFaber: Founded in 2015 by two IIT-Mumbai engineers who between them had 25 years of edtech experience by then, uFaber is India’s only bootstrapped and profitable edtech venture to have achieved revenues of Rs. 35 crore (for FY 2020-2021) boasting of 1 million learners and 60000+ subscribers. It offers hyper-personalised learning solutions for those aged 7 to adults. uFaber’s mission is to create an utopian education ecosystem, by breaking rigid walls of timetable and classroom, placing the student in the centre of it, powered by “passionate teachers”. It’s team right from the founders, to counsellors and mentors are driven by the common purpose of creating and sustaining a culture of learning/growth. Ufaber has an all women working from home panel of eMaester trainers, who are self-driven and want to make a positive impact in their learner's lives. It’s a market leader in the IELTS coaching space, has a growing footprint in the UPSC, K-12 segment, and a high growth offering for early career professionals and final year students called Fluent Life among others.

KRAFTON launches BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2021 Announces a prize pool of INR 1,00,00,000

Mumbai, 15th July 2021 – Bringing cheers to millions of BATTLEGROUNDS enthusiasts in India, KRAFTON, the South Korean video game developer, today announced BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2021. This will be the first esports tournament hosted by KRAFTON following on from the incredible response by fans to the official launch of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA on 2nd July.

KRAFTON has announced a prize pool of INR 1,00,00,000 for this inaugural series, that will span across 3 months. Looking to provide the biggest platform for competitive gaming in the country, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2021 will be open to residents of India only.


The logo reveal can be found here, and the official trailer can be found here


Please find the official website for the tournament :

BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2021 attempts to offer a platform to the beloved players of BATTLEGROUNDS in India to showcase their skills on the grand stage. With this announcement, KRAFTON promises exciting times ahead for the Indian gamers, as this marks the beginning of a series of new content, collaborations and esports tournaments KRAFTON will be introducing in the country.



Format of the Tournament:


The registrations for the tournament kick-starts on 19th July later this month, and will have 5 stages spanning across three months.







In-Game Qualifiers

Online Qualifiers

Quarter Finals

Semi Finals

Grand Finals

2nd  Aug – 8th Aug

17th Aug – 12th Sept

16th Sept – 26th Sept

30th Sep – 3rd  Oct

7th  Oct – 10th  Oct

1024 Teams Qualify

64 Teams Qualify

24 Teams Qualify

16 Teams Qualify



The in-game qualifiers starts on 2nd August and ends of 8th August and any player living in India and with an account which is Platinum and above is eligible to register and play in in-game qualifiers.



  • Players who have registered for BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2021 will have to play 15 matches with their registered team members over the given time period
  • The top 10 of 15 matches will be considered for evaluation and scored accordingly
  • In case of a tie, certain parameters such as finishes, survival time, accuracy, etc will be considered
  • Top 1024 teams will qualify for the next round

Only the first 15 matches played with registered team members shall be deemed valid


BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA is available exclusively to play in India. Fans can follow us on our official YouTubeInstagram and Facebook pages for all the latest developments.


For more information on the creators KRAFTON & the vital security safeguards, please visit

Satya Vigyan Foundation presents TRUTHtalks with Avyakta ji Saturday, 17th July 2021 at 11 am


"Poora vishwa ek parivaar hai." The entire world is one family. This, and many other hidden truths await you. And you are invited to experience them. TRUTHtalks, a Satya Vigyan Foundation initiative, will soon premiere the 6th edition in the series featuring a special guest. The online talk will host a one-of-a-kind interview with Avyakta ji, who gave up everything in his life, including a good career and his home, to live in the Himalayas. A scholar, writer, meditator, and seeker of truth, he has studied the lives of Count Leo Tolstoy, Gandhiji, and Vinoba Bhave as closely as he has studied the lives of Lord Buddha, Swami Vivekananda, Sant Kabir and others.

Avyakta ji's life has been a profound search, and in turn, a commitment to life's ultimate truths. He has distilled decades of this search into one simple teaching for all to follow. He says, "The path of Truth is straightforward. Everyone should motivate themselves to walk this path, from untruth to truth."

Mr Vallabh Bhanshali, founder of TRUTHtalks and the Enam Group will be personally interviewing Avyakta ji. Speaking about the interview, he said, "We are honoured by the presence of Avyakta ji whose pure and powerful thoughts and words will definitely leave a mark on the viewers. We believe that his unusual story and extraordinary wisdom will move them to a happier life. We invite everyone to watch the talk and also join the TRUTHtalks community via"

The talk will be available for viewing on Saturday, 17th July, 2021 at 11 am on YouTube.

Trailer link –

About the Foundation -

TRUTHtalks and Satya Vigyan Foundation are a part of Desh Apnayen Sahayog Foundation, which aims to build an accountable citizenry and society around three themes: Citizenship Education, Volunteerism, and Neighbourhood Engagement. To know more, visit or write to

About TRUTHtalks -

TRUTHtalks, an initiative of Satya Vigyan Foundation and Mr Vallabh Bhanshali, Founder, Desh Apnayen, seeks to explore the perspective of those who have ‘experimented' a lot with Truth. The talks are designed to inspire a better understanding of Truth and serve as a practical tool to bring more peace, trust and prestige to oneself and the society as a whole.

The online talks series has seen distinguished guests in the past: Mr NR Narayana Murthy, Justice BN Srikrishna, Mr Rahul Dravid, Ms BK Shivani and Mr Prasoon Joshi. TRUTHtalks aims to mainstream the understanding and practice of Truth, as the most practical way of being happy, as something that is much more than just a moral value or a legal obligation.

Champion of Sporting Events BKT Tires Becomes Official Associate Partner of Tamil Nadu Premier League for the Second Time

The Prestigious Collaboration Marks Yet Another Coveted Sporting Association for the Tire Manufacturing Giant Post T-20 Cricketing League 2021


Tamil Nadu, July 15, 2021: Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT Tires), the Indian multinational group and leading global player in the Off-Highway tire market has just announced that it will be the Official Associate Partner for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Premier League for Season 2021. Scheduled to be held in Chennai from 19th July to 15th August, the alliance is symbolic of yet another celebrated cricketing association for BKT Tires in the country, following its recent partnership with seven teams in T-20 League 2021. The collaboration also marks the biggest off-highway tire manufacturer’s second association with the Tamil Nadu Premier League as Official Associate Partner post the 2019 Season.


BKT Tires is known world over as a champion of sports and has been affiliated with some of the biggest sporting events in the world. The Official Global Partner of LaLiga, the popular Spanish football championship promoted by Liga de Fútbol Profesional, the title sponsor of Serie BKT and the corporate giant associated with Monster Jam, BKT has also extensively promoted the game of cricket through its many esteemed affiliations with leading tournaments of the professional sport.  BKT was the Official Tire Partner for seven teams for T-20 Season 2021, namely Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. The firm also recently upgraded its association with KFC Big Bash League (BBL) in 2020 from a League Supplier to a League Partner. It has now been associated with the biggest cricketing event in Australia for three consecutive years and continues to promote its passion for sports in the Australian continent through this esteemed partnership.


Speaking about the eminent association, Mr. Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director of Balkrishna Industries, stated “We at BKT are firm believers in the boundless power of sports, and its extraordinary role in bringing everyone together. We are excited to be associated once again with a sporting event that unites all of Tamil Nadu, and promotes the ideals of team spirit, determination and perseverance; qualities that are deeply ingrained in our corporate philosophy.”


“Tamil Nadu Premier League is elated to be associated with BKT Tires, a name that is synonymous globally with sports and commitment. We welcome them once again, as our Official Associate Partners as we celebrate the great love of cricket together.” R S Ramasaamy, Hon. Secretary, TNCA  added.


Whether it is about cricket, football, or the amazing stunts at Monster Jam – BKT Tires loves sports because it fully reflects its motto of ‘Growing Together’ and the ideals of commitment, the joy of achieving goals, the feeling of satisfaction and contentment when being rewarded for all efforts aiming at always higher and greater ambitions. Apart from spearheading several sports globally, the company has also been instrumental in encouraging diverse Indian sports such as Kabaddi, since it is a huge believer in the positivity and joy they promote and the synergy they create. It has previously partnered with as many as seven out of twelve teams of the country’s leading Kabaddi League for its 2019 edition.


All sport events are selected based on a precise strategy aiming at greater user proximity and increased brand awareness, assisted by RISE Worldwide, which is the exclusive sports consulting agency for BKT in India.


About BKT:

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) is a tire manufacturing company based in India. The BKT group manufactures an extensive and modern range of off-highway tires specifically for vehicles operating in agricultural, industrial, earthmoving, mining, port, ATV and gardening industries. BKT's innovative solutions are designed to meet the most demanding ranges of use and entail over 2,700 different products sold in more than 160 countries worldwide. Visit the website


About BKT sponsorships:

On October 12, 2020 BKT announced its sponsorship of Seregno Hockey 2012, thus showing its close attention to the local community, given that its Italian branch is based in Seregno (near Milan). On September 29, 2020 the Group announced the Premium Partnership with EuroLeague Basketball which organizes the two most prestigious European competitions for basketball teams, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and the 7DAYS EuroCup. In August 2020 BKT launched the sponsorship of fully six teams in the T20 cricket league for Season 2020, namely Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. It is now also a Premium Partner of EuroLeague Basketball. The agreement with Euroleague Basketball will last for 3 years, up to the 2022-2023 season. Ligue 2 BKT in France has been BKT’s most recent sport Title Sponsorship, in cooperation with Ligue de Football Professionel, the organization promoting French football competitions. The agreement became effective in July 2020.

Paytm offers its Soundbox to merchants for free, offers attractive benefits on making more transactions

Mumbai, July 15th, 2021: India's leading digital financial services platform Paytm, today announced that it is offering merchants across the country with the opportunity to own a Paytm Soundbox at effectively zero cost. The company is offering the device also popularly known as Paytm Speaker at a massive 40% discount for Rs 299 on buying it using the Paytm for Business (P4B) app. Furthermore, merchants or business owners who register 50 transactions in a month will get an assured cashback of Rs 60 every month for five months, effectively bringing the price of the device down to zero.


The company believes that this offer would help small shopkeepers across the country adopt digital transactions and start accepting and making online transactions. This offer is available for merchants across the country. The company is increasingly witnessing adoption of Paytm Soundbox among merchants, as it easily accepts digital payments and helps them track all transactions, saving them from being duped by customers showing fake screens and false confirmations. The device is available in several regional languages which helps them to get the transaction confirmation in their mother tongue.


Paytm Spokesperson said, "Paytm Soundbox has been one of our most successful devices in empowering merchants across the country with a digital payments instrument. It has helped in building trust on digital payments amongst users. We hope through this offer more merchants will adopt its services."

Decode The New Philosophy of Luxury with the Industry’s Biggest Names

Join Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Sabyasachi, Bibhu Mohapatra, Tan France and others at The Luxe Life from 16th-18th July on Tata CLiQ Luxury website and app

The post-pandemic world has seen a shift in luxury consumption with personal values now being ingrained into consumer expectations. Celebrating this evolution, Tata CLiQ Luxury is hosting its first virtual conclave, ‘The Luxe Life’, from 16th-18th July, 2021, with thought-leaders such as Aditi Rao Hydari, Bibhu Mohapatra, Jim Sarbh, Sabyasachi, and Tan France.


In association with American Express, the event will put the spotlight on path-breaking trends through conversations around sustainability, clean beauty, creativity, craftsmanship, fashion, and slow commerce. Spread over three days, 24 internationally recognized tastemakers will enthral audiences through innovative and engaging formats, with each day representing a unique facet of luxury.


Some highlights of the three days:


July 16, 2021: Day 1 will see nuanced perspectives on driving Indian Luxury into new horizons.


o   At 2 PM: An Interview with Sabyasachi Mukherjee on building a global Indian luxury brand and celebrating the power of authenticity


o   At 4 PM: Unveil a new definition of sustainability as told to us by 5 leading voices in sustainable activism such as Patrick Duffy, Suki Dusanj, Lewis Perkins, and Shayoon Mendeluk.


o   At 9 PM: Enjoy a film by Rimzim Dadu on the journey of metallic saris


July 17, 2021: Day 2 will offer a look into holistic wellness and fostering conscious consumption.


o   At 2 PM: A discussion with Aditi Rao Hydari and Dr. Lamees Hamdan on ‘Holistic Beauty’ and how Skinimalism is going to be the way ahead


o   At 7 PM: New York based designer Bibhu Mohapatra talks about the relationship between fashion & diamonds


July 18, 2021: The event will close with a celebration of inclusive fashion and craftsmanship.


o   At 2 PM: Watch Hajime Asaoka, a Japanese Watchmaker, as he talks on the rise of Japanese watchmaking and takes us through his journey to becoming one of the most acclaimed watchmakers in the world.


o   At 7 PM: Engage in an enthralling conversation with Actor Jim Sarbh and Fashion Designer Tan France as they talk about The Rise of Male Beauty: Breaking Stereotypes by being yourself.


The Luxe Life will be hosted on the Tata CLiQ Luxury app and website. For more details visit here.

Watch the teaser here: