Friday 31 December 2021

PTC Network's PTC Play App is Set to Telecast Gurbani in Full HD

PTC's special gift to viewers on this New Year. PTC Play offering viewers the Gurbani from Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar in full HD for the first time

Chandigarh, Punjab, India

This new year, the Ardas of millions worldwide, to watch Gurbani Kirtan from Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, in full HD format, is getting fulfilled. PTC Play will now be airing the exclusive Gurbani Telecast from Sri Harmandir Sahib in full HD.

 Rabindra Narayan, Managing Director-cum-President, PTC Network

Revealing this great news, the Managing Director & President - PTC Network, Rabindra Narayan, said, “Waheguru has blessed us with another milestone. The exquisite telecast of Gurbani will now be available live in full HD to viewers worldwide. This was a long pending demand of devotees and we are grateful to Waheguru to have blessed us with this service.”

The Gurbani telecast was started by Narayan and his team on November 1 in 1998. Subsequently it went live and is now also available in 360 degrees VR. Golden Temple is the only place on earth from where daily Live 360 degree Virtual Reality telecast happens.

Constantly endeavoring to spread the message of Gurus and their wisdom worldwide, PTC Network has been working tirelessly in bringing new technology and bringing the teachings of Sikhism to everyone worldwide.

PTC Play is available on Google play store, Apple app store and Amazon fire stick and offer its audience Latest Punjabi Songs, Punjabi Movies, Punjabi Web Series, Live Award Shows, Reality Shows, Punjabi Virsa, Punjabi Short Films, Kids Special Content and Live News Updates from India and abroad in English and Punjabi language in both Android and iOS.

With PTC Network’s official app ‘PTC Play’, viewers get on-the-go access to LIVE telecast of Gurbani from Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar and Sri Huzoor Sahib, Nanded, besides other Gurudwaras in India.

In short, ‘PTC Play’ is the one-stop solution for everything related to Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat.

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Watch The Best of Sci Fi movies on Lionsgate Play this Science Fiction Day

India, 31st December 2022: Technology has been majorly impacted by science. Multiple fields including communication, home entertainment, space travel, and transportation are improved because of the amazing ideas presented in the science fiction genre. Isaac Asimov, an American author, and Boston University professor of biochemistry was born on 2nd January 1920. The day is celebrated to commemorate the date of his birth. Isaac was best known for his works of science fiction and his popular science books. This Science Fiction Day, Lionsgate takes you through some of the best sci fi movies that one can binge watch.

·         Cube Directed by Vincenzo Natali, Cube is about a group of strangers who awaken to find themselves placed in a giant cube. Some cubes are booby trapped, and others are safe. Everyone brings a unique perspective and talent to the party, and they all must work together to escape the Cube. To find out if they are able to get the cubes or no, watch the movie on Lionsgate Play

·         Tides is a 2021 English-language German-Swiss science fiction thriller film directed and written by Tim Fehlbaum. The film stars Nora Arnezeder, Iain Glen, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, and Joel Basman. In the not too-distant future: after a global catastrophe has wiped out nearly all of humanity on Earth, Blake, an elite astronaut from Space Colony Kepler-209, must make a decision that will seal the fate of the people on both planets. Watch this scientific thriller to know more

·         Dune Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive. Directed by Denis Villeneuve and having an IMDB rating of 8.2 watch this adventure to know who can conquer their fear

·         Dimension 404 Directed by Dave Boyle, Dimension 404 is a science fiction anthology that explores the wonders - and terrors - of our digital age. From outrageous horror comedy to mind-bending action adventure, each episode tells a weird and wild sci-fi tale where the twist just the beginning. The series has received IMDB ranking of 6.8

·         VICE VICE is about where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think, and feel like humans. When an artificial becomes self-aware and escapes, she finds herself caught in the crossfire between Julian's mercenaries and a cop who is hell-bent on shutting down Vice and stopping the violence once and for all. Directed by Brian A Miller the movie stars Bruce Wills and Thomas Jane in the lead.

·         Pandorum It is a 2009 British-German science fiction horror film, with elements of Lovecraftian horror and survival adventure. The film was directed by Christian Alvart. The plot is about two crew members of a spaceship who wake up from hypersleep to discover that all their colleagues are missing. Despite this, it appears that they are not alone. Watch the movie to find out more

·         Divergent Directed by Neil Burger, the movie is about Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) who lives in a futuristic world in which society is divided into five factions. As each person enters adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for life. Tris chooses Dauntless -- those who pursue bravery above all else. However, her initiation leads to the discovery that she is a Divergent and will never be able to fit into just one faction. Warned that she must conceal her status, find out if Tris uncovers a looming war which threatens everyone she loves

·         Kin Eli and Jimmy Solinski struggle to save themselves from criminals seeking vengeance, federal officials, and soldiers from another world. The movie is directed by Josh Baker and Jonathan Baker. Watch to find out more

The premium streaming platform, Lionsgate Play critically acclaimed shows also includes best of Award nominated titles like A.I.S.H.A, The Hunger Games-Catching Fire, SS-GB and many more. Lionsgate Play app subscription is now available for 149 INR per month or 699 INR per a year.

About Lionsgate Play:

Lionsgate Play, a premium streaming service from Lionsgate India and Starz, offers bespoke quality content to its users. It boasts of thousands of hours of Premium content including Premieres, billion-dollar Franchise Movies and binge worthy Box Sets. Lionsgate Play has a widely distributed network in the region spanning across partnerships like Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel, Jio FTTH, Apple TV+, Amazon Firestick, Prime Video Channel, OEM’s with an ambitious roadmap ahead. Lionsgate Play also develops and produces a diverse slate of high budget premium Indian originals.

Thursday 30 December 2021

Equity Outlook for 2022 by Mr. Sorbh Gupta, Fund Manager- Equity, Quantum Mutual Fund



The year 2021 started with a sense of hope with an expectation of end game for pandemic & related economic woes with the proliferation of the vaccines. Little did we know that 2021 had in store for us a bigger Covid-19 wave (or perhaps Tsunami is a better word). April-21, May-21 & June-21 again saw lock downs & restrictions on mobility albeit less severe than the previous one in 2020. Post the month of June, restrictions were eased & economic activity picked up again.  The fag end of the year has again increased anxieties about a possible third wave due to the ‘Omicron’ variant. Overall, from an economical perspective, the year started with low demand, low inflation & low-interest-rate environment & is ending with a supply constraint & high inflation environment with expectations of the global interest rate rising in 2022.

Amidst all this ‘gloom, boom & doom’ the S&P CNX Sensex has given a return of 20.6% YTD as on_30th Nov 2021. The broader markets have performed even better with BSE Midcap & Small Cap returning 39.1% & 55.6% respectively as on 30th Nov 2021. From a sectoral performance perspective power, metal & real estate sectors were the leaders this year & FMCG, Pharma & Auto were the laggards.

There have been tectonic shifts in the global macro environment in the last 18-20 months (post the first wave of the pandemic & the related economic dislocation) the impact of which will get more & more pronounced and will impact different sectors differently. Even for astute bottom-up stock pickers, these rumbling can be heard from an ear on the ground.

One of the shifts is, pricing power coming back to primary producers. First time in close to a decade input price inflation for businesses have surpassed end consumer price inflation as is reflected in the given chart which compares core WPI & core CPI inflation.

 This indicates primary producers (commodity, energy & food producers) have regained their purchasing power which they enjoyed in the pre-GFC era or to an extent between 2010-14. In this environment, non-integrated businesses will be in a disadvantageous position compared to integrated ones. Similarly, FMCG & second or third order chemical derivative companies who have benefitted from benign input costs since 2014 will face higher margin pressure going forward. It will also test the ‘high quality therefore high valuation’ hypothesis of some of the market participants.   

The question then arises, about the sustainability of this pricing power of primary producers. Is it driven by short term supply chain challenges or there is a structural story to it?  The answer is ‘both’.  While some of the supply constraints are due to global supply chain dislocations, there has been clear underinvestment in capacity creation in these businesses. The prices have been unremunerative for the past few years & the focus of global capital has moved towards ESG compliant businesses (most of the commodity production does not pass the strict definition of clean & green). A good example is global upstream CAPEX in Oil & Gas which fell from ~$800bn in 2014 to ~$350bn in 2020 and is expected to grow marginally in 2021. Further, disruption in people & goods movement due to Covid-19 in the last 2 years has resulted in further delays in under-construction capacities impacting supply.

Even in the Indian context, there has been clearly under-investment in capacity creation in some of the core industries at a time when demand for some of these products is expected to grow at a multiplier to real GDP growth for many years to come.


India Capacity






Cement ( MMTPA)




Refining ( MMTPA)




Major Pet Chem (MMTPA)








Steel (MMTPA)




Source: CMIE, World Steel Association, FAI, Ultratech Annual Report

The second tectonic shift is the increase in the cost of money. We can retire the term ‘Transitory Inflation’’. This recent statement by U.S Federal Reserve hastens up the road map for a reversal of easy liquidity environment, in place for the last eighteen months This is perhaps the first time in close to a decade when the U.S federal Reserve has acknowledged inflation as a concern. While there could be different views on timing on when interest rates move up but there is a near-unanimous move that it will move up. This will have a bearing on equity globally. As the world of easy liquidity goes away, and risk-free rates go up across spreadsheet models, return expectation (discounting rates) will also go through a reset.

As with bonds with higher duration, stocks trading at elevated valuations are more sensitive to interest rate changes because they discount cash flows further out in the future. A reasonably valued portfolio of stocks is expected to outperform vs. an expensive portfolio in this environment. The following illustration will help understand the concept better.


Company A

Company B

Year 1 Cash Flow



Growth Rate



No of Years Future Cashflows is discounted (P.E)



Intrinsic Value at 12% discounting rate



Intrinsic Value at 14% discounting rate



Fall in Intrinsic Value due to increase in interest rate



Company A grows at 10% every year for 10 years & is valued at 10x PE & company B grows at 5% for the same period & is valued at 5x P.E. For a 2% increase in interest rates the drawdown in value of Company A is almost double compared to company B.  

Finally, going into 2022 Investors should also be cautious about popular & hot themes like Electric Vehicles, Consumer Tech & FinTech. While all these are expected to play out well over the long term, some of the underlying stocks are factoring in too much good news & are at bubble territory valuations with no positive cashflows insight for the next few years. On the contrary, it would be wise to look for stocks and portfolios with a contrarian approach.

Quantum Long Equity Value Fund’s portfolio has been built through a bottom-up research process & is tilted towards cyclicals. It is valued at 12.9x FY24E earnings vs the S&P BSE Sensex valuations of 18.8x FY24E earnings. The portfolio is stress-tested periodically to ensure the investee companies have the wherewithal to survive the down cycle.      

Summing up, Investors should not be unnerved by the near-term volatility steadily move towards their optimum equity allocation as per the long-term financial goals through systematic investment plans. Any sharp correction due to near-term headwinds can offer additional valuation comfort and should be used to allocate more to equities with a long-term perspective. Our 12--20-80 (12 x monthly expense in a liquid fund, 20% of the remaining allocation in gold & rest 80% in equities) approach towards asset allocation is best suited to navigate near term volatility in different asset classes and achieve the best possible result for achieving long term financial goals  

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Foley blends style and utility with its sleek #NestModularIdliTray

Foley Designs has come out with a pathbreaking design for the conventional idli tray. Its unique combination of modern minimalist design and functionality makes this tray versatile, customizable and easily stackable. Here is a case where the design ensures that one size fits all. The design brings together beauty and utility bound by simplicity in a space that is often considered mundane.

Sculpt is the first brand to recognize India’s culinary diversity, by creating products that are inspired by the vast geographical variations in our culinary habits. The first product from Sculpt – the Nest Modular Idli Tray caters specifically to the cooking needs and intricacies of preparing a South Indian breakfast dish for a modern Indian kitchen.

Foley Designs presents the world’s first modular idli tray that is simple in design, innovative and purposeful with super-compact storage and a versatile configuration that should please all users. They have assessed the problems faced by users, whether it is the size of the cooker, storage constraints, diverse cooking habits and the varying sizes of families and adopted a modular approach that will leave nobody complaining.

The trays will fit all cookers as the height can be adjusted. They can be collapsed and stacked away in a cutlery drawer. When in use the tray configurations allow the best possible steam dissipation within a cooker. The smart spacing of vertically stacked trays ensures that the messy issue of batter rising and getting stuck under trays is eliminated.

The Nest Modular Idli is bound to impress every user because of the smart design that had transformed a conventional product into a delightful customer experience. The fusion of traditional cooking with contemporary modern design makes it stand out as a piece of steel art.

Foley Designs brings a holistic perspective to any design challenge and this is clearly reflected in the thought that has gone behind designing the world’s first modular idli tray. The product offers great flexibility and ease of use when you want to enjoy your favorite South Indian breakfast.

Speaking about the idli tray, Foley Designs Founder, Michael Foley said,” We are excited about the introduction of the Nest Modular Idli Tray to the market. It is a simple innovation that challenges common place objects combining elegance with functionality. Every design that comes out of our studio has creative problem solving behind it, as we want each of our products to be unique and eminently relevant.   This is the beginning of our journey in culinary product design for homes. We are positive that this product will be loved by customers for its smart design and ease of use.”

About Foley Designs

Foley Designs is a studio that aims to bring a holistic perspective to any design challenge. Founded in 2006 by Michael Foley, Foley Designs built a core specialization in product design, augmented with capabilities in packaging, branding and environment design to create a holistic design consulting model. The studio builds multi-disciplinary teams from the onset of a project that enhances the team’s pre-emptive abilities in solving problems. The entire creative team is typically involved to enhance the width of effort for every project with a cross functional project team taking over to provide focus.

Foley Designs is able to attempt and execute diverse challenges with a strong ability to seamlessly ‘adapt’ to new categories. The studio is able to bridge design specialization overlaps allowing for a complete design experience solution. Every single member of the team is still handpicked by Michael Foley for their zeal for design, their originality of thought and their ability to use market and consumer understanding to create relevant and exciting design.


The Chingari influencers were the highlights of the fashion gala on 28-29 December 2021 and made a memorable impact for themselves, the designers & the short-video sharing app

BANGALORE, 30th December 2021 : Bangalore Times Fashion Week 2021, India’s most-awaited fashion extravaganza, saw Chingari make a stylish impact. India's most downloaded short-video sharing app had its influencers as the showstoppers for the leading fashion week. Sona Dey, Muskan Siddiqui and Shadab Khan, the Chingari influencers, set the ramp on fire on 28-29 December 2021. 

This successful association was a matter of pride for all the associates. Team Chingari acquired an understanding of the event’s splendour. They also saw the way ‘Sustainability’ was well-promoted as this year’s theme. Muskan walked the ramp for Pavithra Muddaya’s brand Vimor on December 28. The same day, Shadab walked for Prasanna Hegoddu for his brand Charaka. Sona Dey walked for Manish Saksena on December 29. 

Sumit Ghosh, Co-founder & CEO, Chingari App, reveals, “We couldn’t have looked at a better association for our influencers. The chance to explore the incredible opportunity of walking the ramp at the 6th edition of Bangalore Times Fashion Week was exciting for our creators. They cherished it. They got a great chance to become the show stoppers for the event. We truly look forward to more such collaborations in 2022 that will help our influencers to get the right platform and opportunities that they deserve.”

Deepak Salvi, Co-founder & COO, Chingari App exclaimed, “We are glad to have associated with the most glamorous event of the year, that is known to celebrate legendary designers while also nurturing young talent every season. This year, Chingari’s 3 very talented influencers were selected for the golden opportunity of walking the ramp at Bengaluru’s fantabulous event. We always look at associations that are beneficial for all, especially for our users who have been supporting us in our journey and have constantly motivated us to create an ecosystem that fosters growth for all.”

The Chingari influencers Sona Dey, Muskan Siddiqui and Shabad Khan felt honoured to be a part of the Chingari family. “The opportunity and platform that Chingari has given us are extraordinary and a dream come true. We are lucky to get this kind of exposure through Chingari and are grateful to the team for believing in us and helping us grow.”

Chingari’s influencers at the Bangalore Times Fashion Week 2021 made the right stylish impact for the app and its approach to making a difference.

About Chingari:

Chingari is India’s fastest-growing short-video app launched in 2018. Since then, the home-grown app has emerged as the one-stop destination for entertaining, engaging videos across diverse categories such as dancing, singing, transformation, innovative skills, etc. Chingari’s eclectic platform entertains 107M+ users across India, and witnesses videos in 13+ languages. Chingari app also supports real-time video commerce, where every video that gets uploaded on Chingari is parsed frame by frame and all detected objects are matched with Amazon's live catalog. This enables the users to shop through the platform. In addition, Chingari also showcases features like Chingari Multiplex and Chingari TV to further increase the entertainment quotient. The app has been working towards adding value to its content creators by enabling them to create unique content that gets liked, shared & rewarded through GARI Social Tokens that fosters content monetization and rests the power of content creation directly in the hands of the creators. Welcome to a revolution for the Creator Community.

Watch how obsession and mysteries play out in love, only on Anamika releasing on Shemaroo TV

Mumbai, 30 December 2022: Shemaroo TV, a Hindi entertainment channel from the house of Shemaroo Entertainment, is all set to release a gripping paranormal drama ‘Anamika’. Airing from the 3rd of January at 9:30 PM every day, ‘Anamika’ is a captivating transcendental show about a mysterious woman.

The story revolves around how Anamika is hell bent on wooing and winning the heart of a young man named Jeet. There’s only one problem with that: he’s already in love with his childhood friend Rano and sparks fly as this love triangle takes shape. Adding spice to the mix are Anamika’s paranormal powers, which she won’t hesitate to use to fulfil her nefarious desires.

The devil Anamika is brilliantly brought to life by the actress Simran Kaur, while Mudit Nayar and Annie Gill act as Jeet and Rano, respectively.

Shemaroo TV has stayed true to its promise of constantly evolving and catering to the entertainment needs of its audiences by bringing a wide range of shows, spread across several genres. Siya ke Ram, Devon ke Dev… Mahadev, Suhani si ek ladki, Naamkaran, Jiji Maa are some of the shows that have received great response and love from consumers across geographies.

About Shemaroo TV

Shemaroo TV is a Hindi general entertainment channel from India’s leading content powerhouse, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited. The channel offers a wholesome package of entertainment, with genres spread across family drama, comedy, mythology, crime and a promise of 10+ hours of fresh programming, daily. Shemaroo TV caters to the Hindi Speaking Markets of India and entertains both rural as well as the urban audience. With the tag line 'Badalte Aaj Ke Liye' the channel offers the best of original as well as all-time famous Indian TV shows which are never seen before on Free to Air channels. A complete family entertainment channel, Shemaroo TV is available on DD Free Dish along with all leading cable and DTH operators. The channel is also available on Shemaroo's OTT platform ShemarooMe.

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Omega Seiki Mobility signs MoU with Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women to set up Center of Excellence and State-of-the-Art R&D Center

New Delhi, December 30, 2021: Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) and Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW), a renowned premier educational institution, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today. The collaboration is primarily aimed for developing and setting up a State-of-Art testing lab and equipment and Electric Vehicle battery charging station in the IGDTUW premise to carry out various research and consultancy work.


Area of cooperation

Part of vehicle

Target to achieve













Battery & BMS

Chemistry and materials selection for Li-Ion battery.

Thermal management for India.

Charge/discharge rate and performance, life enhancement.

Communication with the vehicle control system.



Selection and design of Motor.

Drive train design for optimisation.

In-wheel motor technology development.


Power electronics design and development for our all EVs. 

Charging system

New charging system development for our vehicles. Protocol and communication system. 


Telematics to capture vehicle data, users data on real time basis.

Overall vehicle architecture

Design and simulation on chassis, body. FEA for suspension.




Battery & Drivetrain

How to achieve Higher km/wh. End of life battery usage.

Efficiency enhancement of drivetrain. NVH reduction.

Mileage increase to 300 km single charge.



Racing car

Complete vehicle development, testing and performance evaluation as per design criteria

As per design criteria agreed.

Complete design, development and sample manufacturing as per the technology mandate to the students.

On signing of the MoU, Mr. Uday Narang, Founder and Chairman, Omega Seiki Mobility said “I firmly support women empowerment. Our association with IGDTUW is a step forward towards building a brighter future for women engineers. OSM's State-of-the-Art R&D centre is offering internship opportunities to deserving students from the Institute. We strongly believe that a wonderful combination of their educational capabilities and real life experiences at OSM will create wonders in the EV industry and this will further encourage young women engineers to be part of the electric revolution.”

Talking about the collaboration with IGDTUW, Mr. Narang added “I would like to thank Honorable Vice Chancellor of IGDTUW, Dr. Amita Dev for giving us an opportunity to join forces with IGDTUW. Partnering with the best premier university will not only contribute to India but to the whole world, through excellence in scientific and technical education and research, which will ultimately serve as a treasured resource for industry and society as a whole.”

Honorable Vice Chancellor of IGDTUW, Dr. Amita Dev said, “The collaboration between OSM and IGDTUW will reinforce the research and development in the field of Electric Vehicles technology. This collaboration will be very promising in the development of state of art curriculum in the field of latest Automotive and Mobility technology which will further open a plethora of opportunities for the IGDTUW fraternity to work and solve real time industrial and research problems in the area of upcoming Electric Vehicle technology. I am very optimistic and hopeful that the collaboration between IGDTUW and OSM will go a long way and the combined efforts of both organizations will reap long lasting benefits for the society and our country in a true manner."

Under the alliance Omega Seiki Mobility will be working on Design, simulation, testing, product development, prototyping and production of automotive components and full vehicle development for Electric Vehicles, Battery packs, telematics and including efficiency and performance improvement of OSM's existing vehicles with the students of IGDTUW. The company will be also working with the students of IGDTUW in designing, developing and sample manufacturing a racing car model for contesting in various competitions globally.

Omega Seiki Mobility believes in creating sustainable mobility solutions with an integrated approach of connecting Automobiles and the Society. The brand’s focus is to eventually create a clean ecosystem with eco-friendly, safe and congestion free mobility. OSM is one of India’s leading clean energy incubators and has become synonymous with India’s sustainability success. The electric vehicle manufacturing company aims to fast-track future mobility, with green energy at its core, by implementing data-driven, smart engineering.