Sunday 14 July 2024

Sony AATH announces the World TV Premiere of ‘Gopaler Buddhi, Bhuter Mukti’

Kolkata, 12th July 2024
Sony AATH brings a visual delight for Gopal Bhar fans with the release of ‘Gopaler Buddhi, Bhuter Mukti’. The eagerly awaited animated movie brings to life Gopal Bhar’s wit and wisdom in a supernatural setting, promising laughs, and edge-of-the-seat drama. The movie premieres on the channel on July 14, 2024, at 11:00 AM.
Imagine having to live in a haunted house, far away from your residence. Challenging, isn’t it? But Gopal Bhar is not afraid of challenges, instead, with his intellect, he always manages to come out of such situations unscathed. A similar state awaits Gopal in “Gopaler Buddhi, Bhuter Mukti” where he is expelled from the kingdom and is forced to take shelter in an abandoned house that is claimed to be haunted by the spirit of its owner – zamindar. Meanwhile, with Gopal ousted from the village, the kingdom is under threat and so is the King. Will Gopal Bhar be able to escape the supernatural situation and or use that to his advantage to save the King and his people? The movie will be worth the watch.
‘Gopaler Buddhi, Bhuter Mukti’ is set for the World TV Premiere on Sony AATH on July 14, 2024, at 11:00 AM. Be prepared to immerse yourself in the world of Gopal Bhar, where laughter knows no bounds.
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Tushar Shah, ‘Chief Marketing Officer & Business Head – English Cluster & Sony AATH, Sony Pictures Networks India: 
"It is overwhelming to see the love audiences have shown towards the Gopal Bhar franchise. We are excited to announce our next film, 'Gopaler Buddhi, Bhuter Mukti', where Gopal's wit faces its most chilling challenge yet – the supernatural. This movie promises a hilarious roller-coaster ride of comedy and thrills. We are sure Gopal's fans will be thrilled to see him continue his legacy of laughter and outsmarting even the most otherworldly foes.”
About Sony AATH:
Sony AATH (Bengali: সনি আট) is a Premium Bangla Entertainment Channel that entertains its viewers with programs that reflect the culture of Bengal and bring families together for wholesome entertainment.
Launched in 2009, Sony AATH has become extremely popular amongst viewers of all age groups

Friday 12 July 2024

Q2 2024: Received the Highest Institutional Investments in a Quarter Post-Pandemic, Dominated by Foreign Investors - Vestian


New Delhi, 13th July 2024: The second quarter of 2024 witnessed institutional investments of USD 3.1 Bn, registering a sharp increase of 96% over the same quarter a year ago and 464% over the previous quarter. As the world economy is stabilizing amid geopolitical challenges, investors actively participated, resulting in the highest institutional investments in a quarter post the pandemic.

Quarters

Institutional Investments

(USD Bn)

Quarterly Change

(%)

Q2 2023

1.6

28%

Q3 2023

0.7

-57%

Q4 2023

0.8

18%

Q1 2024

0.6

-31%

Q2 2024

3.1

464%

Source: Vestian Research

Foreign investors accounted for the highest share, 71%, of the total investments received during the second quarter of 2024 as they flocked to India to capitalize on its robust economic growth. On the other hand, domestic investors accounted for around 20% share of the total investments in Q2 2024, which has declined significantly from 98% a quarter earlier. However, investments in value terms have increased by 18% over the previous quarter.

Investor Type

Institutional Investments

(USD Mn)

% Share

% Change

Q2 2024

Q1 2024

Q2 2023

Q2 2024

Q1 2024

Q2 2023

Q2 2024 vs Q1 2024

Q2 2024 vs Q2 2023

Foreign

2,218.1

11.0

1,459.2

71.2%

2.0%

91.7%

20,064%

52%

India-dedicated

637.9

541.1

127.0

20.5%

98.0%

8.0%

18%

402%

Co-investment

260.2

Negligible

5.5

8.3%

NA

0.3%

NA

4,233%

Total

3,116.3

552.1

1,591.7

100%

100%

100%

464%

96%

Note: Co-investment refers to joint funding by foreign and domestic investors.

Source: Vestian Research

Shrinivas Rao, FRICS, CEO, Vestian said, “Indian real estate sector garnered significant investments in the second quarter of 2024, dominated by foreign investors as the looming uncertainty over the major economies of the world has faded away. Moreover, domestic investors have also actively participated to capitalize on the robust economic growth.”

Industrial & Warehousing sector reported a single large deal worth USD 1.5 Bn, accounting for 48% of the total investments received in Q2 2024. The deal concluded between Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), KKR, and Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL). Residential and commercial (office, retail, co-working, and hospitality projects) assets followed with 24% and 20% share, respectively.

A yearly decline of 56% during Q2 2024 in commercial investments (in value terms) was due to the conclusion of a major deal between GIC and Brookfield during Q2 2023.

Asset Type

Institutional Investments

(USD Mn)

% Share

% Change

Q2 2024

Q1 2024

Q2 2023

Q2 2024

Q1 2024

Q2 2023

Q2 2024 vs Q1 2024

Q2 2024 vs Q2 2023

Commercial

622.3

231.6

1,400.0

20.0%

41.9%

88.0%

169%

-56%

Residential

732.8

225.0

57.8

23.5%

40.8%

3.6%

226%

1,168%

Industrial & Warehousing

1,500.0

58.9

133.9

48.1%

10.7%

8.4%

2,447%

1,020%

Diversified

261.2

36.7

Negligible

8.4%

6.6%

NA

612%

NA

Total

3,116.3

552.1

1,591.7

100%

100%

100%

464%

96%

Note: Commercial assets include office, retail, co-working, and hospitality projects.

Source: Vestian Research

Multi-city deals accounted for 61% of the total investments reported in Q2 2024, followed by Mumbai and Hyderabad with 13% and 12% respectively. KKR, ADIA, GIC, Xander, Blackstone, Mitsui, Nisus Finance, SWAMIH Fund, and HDFC Capital were some of the more prominent investors during the current quarter.

Mr. Rao further added, “Investments are anticipated to increase in the upcoming quarters on the back of robust economic growth and infrastructure development.”

Pride Hotels Group Partners with Rameshwaram Hotels to debut in Jharkhand


Pride Hotels Group is excited to announce a new collaboration with Promoters Rameshwaram Hotels, marking the signing of two new hotels in Jharkhand: Biznotel by Pride Deoghar and Biznotel by Pride Dumka. These are the first two Biznotel by Pride brand signups in the state, signaling a significant milestone in the expansion efforts.

Pride Hotels Group is thrilled to unveil the grand opening of Biznotel by Pride Deoghar, strategically located in the heart of Deoghar. This latest addition to our expanding portfolio offers an exquisite blend of comfort and traditional Indian hospitality, ensuring an unforgettable stay for every guest.

Positioned just 800 meters from the renowned Baba Baidyanath Temple, Biznotel by Pride Deoghar & surrounded by  within lofty hills and exotic forest, Biznotel by Pride Dumka provides unparalleled convenience for visitors to Deoghar’s spiritual heritage & Dumka's leisure surroundings. The 80-room hotel is easily accessible from the Airport and Railway Station, making it an ideal destination for travelers seeking ease of access and serene accommodations.

Nestled amidst the tranquil surroundings of the city, Biznotel by Pride Deoghar boasts elegant rooms, exceptional service, and top-tier amenities, all designed to ensure a comfortable and warm stay. Whether on a spiritual pilgrimage or a leisurely retreat, Biznotel by Pride Deoghar guarantees a memorable experience, combining modern comforts with the rich cultural heritage of Deoghar.

"We are excited to bring Biznotel by Pride to Deoghar, a city known for its spiritual significance and vibrant culture. It is strategically positioned to cater to both spiritual tourists and leisure travelers," said EVP Mr. Atul Upadhyay, Pride Hotels Group. "Biznotel by Pride Deoghar is a testament to our dedication to expanding our footprint in key locations across India. Our guests can expect exceptional hospitality that blends traditional Indian warmth with modern amenities, ensuring a warm stay experience."

Binay Thakur, AVP of Pride Hotels Group, added: "Our location near the Baba Baidyanath Temple and accessible transport links makes us the perfect choice for guests seeking comfort, convenience, and a deep connection with Deoghar’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage."

For more information, please visit www.pridehotel.com

From Korea to Your Bowl: Ramen Festival at Eight Asian Restrobar Wakad Phoenix Mall


Pune, India - This monsoon season, immerse yourself in the comforting warmth of a steaming bowl of delicious ramen as raindrops dance on your windowpane. Let the rich aroma of flavorful broth, tender noodles, and delightful toppings envelop your senses. Each spoonful offers a fusion of textures and tastes, from silky noodles to succulent meats and crisp vegetables.

Experience the culinary extravaganza of the Wonders of Ramen Festival at Eight Asian Restrobar, nestled in the heart of Wakad Phoenix Mall. From July 8th to August 8th, 2024, embark on a delightful journey through Korean ramen and more. Whether you prefer vegetarian or non-vegetarian delights, our diverse menu promises to tantalize every palate. Join us for this exclusive event and discover the essence of ramen like never before!

Indulge in Robust Flavors

Non-Vegetarian Highlights:

●       Spicy Korean Chicken Ramen: Tender chicken infused with bold Korean spices.

●       Spicy Rayu Chicken Ramen: Fusion of Japanese rayu and succulent chicken.

●       CHA SHU Pork Ramen: Melt-in-your-mouth pork in a savory broth.

●       Korean Seafood Ramen: Fresh seafood in a spicy Korean-inspired broth.

Vegetarian Delights:

●       Spicy Veg Korean Ramen: Classic Korean flavors with a medley of fresh vegetables.

●       Veg Miso Ramen: Soul-soothing miso broth with wholesome veggies.

●       Exotic Mushroom Kinoko Ramen: Variety of mushrooms in a delicate, flavorful broth.

Join us at Eight Asian Restrobar to savor these exquisite ramen dishes meticulously crafted by our skilled chefs. Whether you’re a ramen aficionado or an adventurous foodie, the Wonders of Ramen Festival promises a culinary journey you won’t forget.

Come and indulge with us at Eight Asian Restrobar and discover the artistry of ramen!

Where: Eight Asian Restrobar, Wakad Phoenix Mall of the Millennium, Pune
Date: 8th July to 8th August 2024

RHI Magnesita seeks policy measures for refractory raw material supply security of India


Joins India-Austria Business Meet during PM Modi’s visit to Vienna

Offers to support domestic secondary raw material development through circular economy solutions


New Delhi, July 12, 2024:
 RHI Magnesita, the Global leader in the manufacturing and supply of refractory products, systems, and solutions, has appealed to the Government of India for strategic policy initiatives to diversify the sourcing of critical refractory grade minerals to ensure raw material supply security for the sustainable growth of the country. This was pressed upon by Gustavo Franco, Chief Customer Officer of the company, during the India-Austria Business Meet held recently as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Austrian capital, Vienna. The company has also requested policy measures to restrict the environmentally harmful landfilling of used refractories and to promote recycling, which in turn ensures the availability of secondary raw materials for the industry and contributes towards building a circular economy.

Parmod Sagar, Managing Director and CEO of RHI Magnesita India Ltd. said, “Refractory products and solutions are critical for production of steel, cement, glass, aluminium, energy and all such products that require high temperature manufacturing processes. India, purely for geological reasons, lacks domestic sources for critical raw materials like refractory grade Magnesite and Alumina. With very high import dependency, it is imperative to have a diversified sourcing network for supply security to ensure long term sustainability of the Make in India drive.”  

India is already a pioneer in recycling in the refractories sector due to its low reserves of raw materials. However, there is still enormous potential, as thousands of tonnes of used but valuable refractory material is thrown into landfills. Landfilling is not only extremely damaging to the environment, but it also results in the enormous waste of precious raw materials. The company has asked for preventive policy measure on landfilling. This would protect the environment, level up the reuse of important raw materials and push recycling. The entire industry - including the steel industry in India would improve CO2 footprint while ensuring further raw-material security through circular economy solutions.

Parmod reiterated that RHI Magnesita India is fully aligned with PM Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat vision and will continue playing a crucial role in India’s growth story. The company has committed approximately 400 mEur (Rs 3600 Cr) of phased investment by FY 2026 to build and modernize its production capacity in India. Out of this, it has spent about 300 mEur in last 2 years in India for building local capacity. It now has more than 500,000 tons of local refractory production capacity in India.

Magicrete launches Tile Adhesive Ad campaign featuring actor Sumeet Vyas

New Delhi, July 12, 2024: Magicrete, one of India’s frontline producers of AAC Blocks, construction chemicals, and precast construction solutions announces the launch of its latest ad campaign for its Tile Adhesive product range. This campaign, featuring actor Sumeet Vyas, highlights the advantages of using tile adhesive over traditional cement-based methods for tile installation. The ad showcases the superior strength, durability, and ease of use that Magicrete's Tile Adhesive offers, ensuring a flawless and long-lasting finish.

The advertisement video is now live on YouTube, Meta, and various OTT platforms.

The ad campaign vividly demonstrates the common pitfalls of using sand and cement mix for fixing tiles, such as cracking and debonding. Through compelling visuals and storytelling, the campaign educates consumers on why tile adhesive is a superior choice, emphasizing the product’s strength and longevity.

"In India, many people still rely on traditional methods like sand and cement for tile installation. While these methods have been in use for decades, they come with significant drawbacks, such as weak adhesion and tile breakage. Countries around the world have embraced tile adhesives, leading to widespread adoption and significant market penetration. However, in India, the penetration of tile adhesives remains at a modest 15%, highlighting a substantial opportunity for growth and modernization in the construction industry. As India advances over development index, homeowners have become more discerning and seek better products for their homes. Our Tile Adhesives meet their evolving needs, offering superior performance and peace of mind," said Sourabh Bansal, MD, Magicrete.

Talking about the concept, Rishav Rastogi, Director, Cellar Door Productions, said, “This is the second time we have had the pleasure of working with Magicrete, albeit on a different product range. The tagline ‘Naya Ghar Banta Hai Magicrete se’ resonated perfectly well with the company’s range of Tile Adhesive products. The campaign marks a significant shift in how people perceive home building. It encourages homeowners to move beyond traditional methods of fixing tiles, embracing the superior technology and durability of Magicrete’s products. Sumeet Vyas, with his relatable on-screen presence brings the character to life and embodies the trust that we wanted to convey. The two ad campaigns are set to revolutionize the way people think about tile installation.”

Magicrete has been at the forefront of modern construction technology in India for the past decade, contributing significantly to the 'Housing for All' initiative through its innovative yet affordable construction solutions. The company is spearheaded by a team comprising graduates from prestigious institutes such as IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, and IIM Lucknow and is backed by notable investors including Motilal Oswal Private Equity and India SME.

·        YouTube Links:

Ø  Ad Film 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps74p8mXaCE

Ø  Ad Film 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZcpyyUIOG4

WION’s special episode on vibrant Startup Ecosystem and its evolution, airing ahead of Global Unicorn Summit 2024

The telecast is scheduled for Saturday, 13 July 2024 at 1:30 pm and Sunday, 14 July 2024 at 12:30 pm

WION, India's first and only international news channel, is thrilled to announce a special episode delving into India’s vibrant startup ecosystem and its evolution, airing ahead of the highly anticipated Global Unicorn Summit 2024. The telecast of this episode is scheduled for Saturday, 13th July 2024 at 1:30 pm and Sunday, 14th July 2024 at 12:30 pm, offering its widespread global viewers with  exclusive insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by Indian startups.

The highly anticipated special episode promises to deliver deep insights into the multifaceted dynamics of India's startup ecosystem. Rahesha Sehgal, WION’s esteemed news presenter, will helm an enlightening and thought-provoking discussion with two of the most influential industry leaders in the startup ecosystem: Nitin Agarwal, CEO of GlobalBees, and Jai Chechani, MD of Bluechip Encore & Avoke Foods and Curator of the Global Unicorn Summit.

The  episode will also delve into the evolution of the startup culture in India, examining how it has transformed over the years and what the future holds. Nitin Agarwal and Jai Chechani will also be seen discussing the significant challenges Indian startups face in raising funds in global markets, offering their perspectives on navigating these hurdles. They will also highlight the pivotal role that the government policies play in the success of startups, shedding light on the essential support structures needed for sustainable growth. This episode aims to not only inform but inspire viewers by showcasing the resilience and ingenuity of Indian entrepreneurs, setting the stage for the upcoming Global Unicorn Summit 2024 in partnership with Zee Business and WION.

Mr. Pankaj Rai, Business Head, Zee Business and WION, emphasises on importance of this initiative and the purpose of the special episode, highlighting, "WION’s special episode marks a pivotal moment in our commitment to empowering India’s startup community, from unicorns to soonicorns. It will offer unparalleled insights into the challenges and opportunities shaping the entrepreneurial landscape, setting the stage for transformative growth and global impact."

The Global Unicorn Summit 2024 in partnership with Zee Business and WION scheduled on 24 August 2024 in Bengaluru, aims to extend its reach and impact to a global audience, bridging the gap between established unicorns and burgeoning startups, and fostering mentorship and sustainable growth. This diverse and dynamic program ensures that attendees will leave with a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to fuel their entrepreneurial journeys. Additionally, emerging startups will have the opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas and solutions, highlighting the ingenuity driving the startup landscape forward.

Watch live streaming of the episode tomorrow at 1:30 pm on WION’s YouTube channel.  To register and to know the event agenda, visit globalunicornsummit.com. Tune in to Zee Business and WION for the latest updates.

Hyundai India Couture Week 2024 to Conclude with a Spectacular Closing Show

New Delhi, India – July 11, 2024 – The stage is set for the most spectacular fashion event of the year as Hyundai India Couture Week returns to the Taj Palace, New Delhi from July 24-31, 2024Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) announced the closing show of the event on July 31st, promising an unforgettable experience with an exclusive showcase by the celebrated designer duo Falguni Shane Peacock. This highly anticipated event is poised to be a week-long celebration of opulence, creativity, and high fashion.

Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) have collaborated for the second consecutive year for this annual grand event. The 17th edition of India Couture Week will feature 14 Indian designers - Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Amit Aggarwal, Dolly J, Falguni Shane Peacock, Gaurav Gupta Couture, Jayanti Reddy, JJ Valaya, Kunal Rawal, Rahul Mishra, Rimzim Dadu, Roseroom by Isha Jajodia, Siddartha Tytler, Suneet Varma, and Tarun Tahiliani - each presenting their most exquisite collections on a star-studded runway.

Mr. Tarun Garg, COO of Hyundai Motor India Limited, shared his enthusiasm: “We are delighted to continue our association with FDCI. Aligned with Hyundai Motor Company’s vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’, we aim to create unique and innovative experiences for our customers. The unveiling of the IONIQ 5 for ICW 2024, in collaboration with Falguni Shane Peacock, underscores our commitment to supporting artisans and India’s cultural heritage. Join us as we blend creativity and fashion with Hyundai’s engineering excellence at Hyundai India Couture Week.”

Sunil Sethi, Chairman of FDCI, expressed his excitement, “FDCI is delighted to partner with Hyundai Motors India Ltd. for yet another year of India Couture Week. Our collaboration has been a thrilling journey of creativity and innovation. This year’s event will be even grander, with Falguni Shane Peacock as our closing show designers. The Hyundai India Couture Week 2024 at the Taj Palace is going to be a spectacular event."

Falguni Shane Peacock commented, “We are beyond excited to present our collection at Hyundai India Couture Week 2024. Drawing inspiration from India’s opulent heritage and mythology, our collection celebrates the grandeur of India’s cultural legacy with luxurious silks and intricate motifs. Collaborating with Swadesh, we’ve incorporated exquisite handcrafted fabrics into our designs, blending traditional inspiration with a modern twist. We can’t wait to showcase our culturally-rich ensembles to you.”

Discover the Artistry of Book EndsThe Great Eastern Home Launches the Exclusive Book Ends Collection

Looking to keep those books upright? Here are some creative bookends to enhance your home decor! The Great Eastern Home is the place that has a captivating assortment of book ends, crafted with scrupulous artistry and innovation. This latest collection showcases the studio's commitment to blending contemporary design from scratch with traditional skilfulness, resulting in unique artifacts that elevate any living space.

The collection is a testament to the studio's exploration and experimentation at their woodworking and ceramic workshops. Each piece in the Book Ends collection embodies a distinct theme and narrative, meticulously crafted to resonate with enthusiasts of fine décor and art. From architecturally inspired geometries to organic shapes and textures, these bookends transcend mere functionality to become statement pieces in their own right.

The Great Eastern Homes boast an extensive collection, and these six standout pieces from their selection showcase their dedication to exceptional artistry and distinctive design. Among them, the 'Two Staircases Want to Meet' and 'Arches to Climb' bookends feature contemporary interpretations of elemental architecture, handcrafted from teak wood. For those seeking elegance, the 'Red Sun with Clouds' and 'Crescent Moon with Clouds' bookends combine ceramic and wood to depict serene celestial scenes. Adding a touch of whimsy, the 'Blue Fish' bookend creatively blends wood and ceramic in a unique fish-shaped design. Rounding out the collection is the 'Village in the Sky' ceramic house bookend, a minimalist yet sophisticated piece that enhances any setting with its fine art and unique charm. These products serve practical purposes and artistic statements, embodying The Great Eastern Home's blend of innovation and tradition in home decor. 

Elevate your space today and discover how these remarkable bookends from The Great Eastern Home can redefine your living environment with elegance and artistry.

Price: On Request

Website: http://www.thegreateasternhome.com/

Barbeque Nation Unveils 'Mood-e-Monsoon': A Culinary Celebration of the Rainy Season on the Plate

Launches a specially curated menu with Monsoon delicacies across its network this July.

As the pitter-patter of raindrops fills the air, Barbeque Nation (https://www.barbequenation.com), India's favourite casual dining restaurant chain, is delighted to launch its latest adventure: the ‘Mood-e-Monsoon’ festival. This immersive culinary experience captures the cozy essence of the rainy season through a carefully curated menu of comfort foods and seasonal specialties. Commencing on July 10th and running through July 31st, 2024, the Monsoon Festival promises an unforgettable dining experience at Barbeque Nation restaurants across India. 

The specially curated menu features an array of dishes perfectly suited for rainy day cravings. Embark on a flavour safari with Grilled Bhutta, the ever-energizing Mix Pakoda Platter, and the legendary Fish Amritsari. These monsoon favorites are joined by a delectable line-up featuring the classic Chana ChaatEgg PakodaMasala Peanut, and the ever-popular Chicken Pakoda.. To perfectly complement the monsoon mood, the festival boasts a selection of refreshing dishes like Chicken Fried Momos and Channa Dal Wada. As a sweet finale, don't miss the Hot Jalebi, a traditional monsoon dessert guaranteed to awaken your taste buds and complete your culinary adventure.

Rahul Agrawal, CEO of Barbeque Nation, expressed his enthusiasm: "Our 'Mood-e-Monsoon' festival is designed to evoke the warmth and nostalgia associated with rainy days. We've reimagined classic monsoon treats alongside innovative new offerings to create a truly memorable dining experience. Each dish is a delightful combination guaranteed to leave you wanting more. We look forward to welcoming our guests as we celebrate the onset of the Indian Monsoon season"

The 'Mood-e-Monsoon' festival will be available at Barbeque Nation outlets across India, inviting diners to experience the joy of monsoon cuisine in a warm, inviting atmosphere. To see the list of restaurants running this festival, and to experience the monsoon treats, book your table at: https://www.barbequenation.com/restaurants

Pacific Mall NSP Pitampura Presents "Unplugged Season 4" — A Celebration of Musical Talent

Pacific Mall NSP Pitampura is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated event, "Unplugged Season 4," which will showcase the region's top musical talents. The event kicks off with a one-day audition on July 13th, 2024, followed by the grand finale on July 20th, 2024.

"Unplugged Season 4" invites participants in three categories: Solo, Duo, and Group, across a variety of instruments, including Guitar, Drums, and more. Contestants can perform songs in English or Hindi or showcase their original compositions and perform multiple genres such as Rock, Jazz, Blues, Fusion/Indie-Fusion and Classical, promising a diverse musical extravaganza.

Abhishek Bansal, Executive Director, Pacific Group, expressed “We are excited to host 'Unplugged Season 4' at Pacific Mall NSP and look forward to witnessing extraordinary performances from talented musicians. The competition promises to be fierce and exhilarating. The event not only aims to discover new musical talents but also to provide a platform for artists to showcase their creativity and passion for music.”

Dikshant Announces "Befikra" – A Captivating New Single Embracing the Spirit of Wanderlust.


Dikshant's Latest Single Set to Inspire with Themes of Freedom and Discovery

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12th July 2024, Mumbai– Renowned for his melodic voice and powerful musical prowess, Dikshant has become a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, captivating over 2 million monthly listeners. His chart-topping tracks, including "Aankhon Se Batana," with an impressive 150 million streams, showcase his impactful and emotionally charged musical style. Dikshant's unique sound has earned him a prominent spot on Spotify's global playlist, "Fresh Finds: Class of 2022," where he stands out as the sole Indian artist featured.

Dikshant's latest single, "Befikra," set to release on July 11, 2024, is an exhilarating travel anthem that encapsulates the joy of breaking free from routine responsibilities and embracing a carefree life. This release marks a significant moment in his musical journey, symbolizing his growth as an artist and his dedication to connecting with his audience through powerful storytelling.

Expressing his excitement for the song Dikshant commented saying, "I wanted 'Befikra' to be a celebration of freedom and the thrill of new experiences. It's about breaking away from the everyday and finding joy in the unknown. I hope this song inspires listeners to embrace life's adventures with open hearts."

The song’s dynamic melody and Dikshant's soulful voice create an atmosphere that perfectly captures the essence of freedom and self-discovery. "Befikra" speaks to the heart of every wanderer, encapsulating the exhilaration of breaking free from the chains of routine and embarking on a journey filled with new experiences. Its relatable lyrics and vibrant instrumentation make it a beautiful tribute to the spirit of adventure and liberation.

As anticipation builds among fans, "Befikra" is set to further establish Dikshant as a key figure in the music industry. This release promises to deliver an exciting musical experience that resonates deeply with listeners worldwide, celebrating the spirit of travel and personal growth.

About Dikshant:

A melodic voice, a soulful and powerful instrument that stirs the soul and ignites the senses, Dikshant is a force to be reckoned with. He has captured the hearts and ears of over 2 million devoted monthly listeners, a testament to his limitless musical prowess. From chart-topping tracks such as "Aankhon Se Batana," and its staggering 150 million streams across all platforms, to "Muskan" and "Mera Chaand," Dikshant has become synonymous with his impactful, emotionally charged, and captivating songs. His unique sound has also earned him a place on popular playlists like "Viral India", "Indie India", "Naya Indiestan," and the prestigious "Fresh Finds: Class of 2022" a global playlist on Spotify, where he is the only Indian artist featured. His track "Aankhon Se Batana" claimed the top spot on Spotify's "The Global Daily Viral Songs Chart". Dikshant's exhilarating live performances, where he has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Anuv Jain, Ritviz, King, Amit Tridevi, Farhan Akhtar, Jasleen Royal, and Armaan Malik, have left audiences spellbound. He has delivered captivating performances at events like Zomaland, Grub Fest, Indie Music Festival, Bollywood Music Project and more. His 8-city India Tour with Swiggy SteppinOut further establishes his success. With his latest release, “ Humrahi ”, Dikshant continues to push boundaries, delivering emotionally charged lyrics and a sound like no other. Get ready for more musical masterpieces from this rising star, as he takes the music world by storm!


Dynamic Duo KhoslaRaghu Announces New Single 'Nazaare,' a Tribute to Travel and Friendship


Mumbai audiences at NMIMS, KhoslaRaghu's live shows are a must-see. Their energy is contagious, and their music leaves audiences wanting more. Their success extends beyond streaming numbers – their track "KHWAAB ADHOORE" landed a spot in the popular Zee5 series "Faltu Engineers," further solidifying their place in the Indian music scene.

Comedy, chaos and a bunch of misfits! Disney+ Hotstar announces the upcoming slice of life comedy with Life hill Gayi


~ Produced by Aarushi Nishank, Himshrri films, Directed by Prem Mistry and Written by Jasmeet Singh Bhatia, Life hill Gayi will soon begin streaming exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar ~
Mumbai, 12 July 2024: Privilege se village ka safar is no less than a suffering! Get ready to witness a hilarious journey of two entitled siblings - Dev and Kalki in Disney+ Hotstar’s upcoming series - Life hill Gayi as they are challenged to prove their mettle for their grandfather’s estate and all hell breaks loose! The sassy, classy and massy slice of life series is produced by Aarushi Nishank, Himshrri films directed by Prem Mistry and written by Jasmeet Singh Bhatia, stars the digital sensation Kusha Kapila as Kalki and the hilarious Divyenndu as Dev along with Vinay Pathak, Mukti Mohan among others. Life hill Gayi will soon begin streaming exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar.
Producer of Life hill Gayi, *Aarushi Nishank* , Himshrri films said, _“Life hill Gayi is a relatable comedy drama set in the heartland of India. Our idea was to birth a world that is relatable, light-hearted and edgy. Along with it, having my roots from Uttarakhand itself, I always wanted to show the beauty of this state to the world and this show offers just a sneak peek into the heaven Uttarakhand is! We have the dream team with Prem Mistry on the director’s chair with Kusha Kapila and Divyenndu taking on sibling characters and Disney+ Hotstar bringing this world to all.”_
Talking about the series, Director *Prem Mistry* said, _“Life hill Gayi is a heartland drama but with a twist. Universally, siblings are known to have a chaotic yet emotional relationship. For the first time, the audiences will see a story such as this unfold in the rural setting with Kusha Kapila and Divyenndu coming from the most privileged background and joining the fight as siblings. We cannot wait to introduce our dysfunctional family to the Disney+ Hotstar audiences.”_
Joining a heartland drama for the first time ever, Kalki aka *Kusha Kapila* said, _“I love Kalki’s character since it’s a very well-rounded extension of entertaining but flawed characters I have often done as a creator. When Disney+ Hotstar’s Life hill Gayi happened, the script and the ensemble really got me excited. To share space with such renowned actors who are so dearly loved is a dream come true. Add to that I love that Kalki’s character is not one dimensional - she is real, flawed and has a redemption arc that honestly is really refreshing to see. It’s a show I am immensely proud of and I really hope people watch it soon on Disney + Hotstar.”_ 
Taking on the role of Dev, *Divyenndu* added, _“The audience has shown me a lot of love and appreciation seeing me do a comical character and I wanted to give them another surprise of my comedy and that’s what Life hill Gayi is! You will remember your fights with your siblings, the love and hate relationship and all sibling struggles you would have faced growing up when you watch Life hill Gayi on Disney+ Hotstar. We really enjoyed shooting this and I am sure that would have also translated on screen and we can’t wait for all of you to watch it!”_ 
~ Hop on to a hilarious roller coaster as Dev and Kalki get the claws out in the war of the siblings with Life hill Gayi, streaming soon exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar ~

Mazin Mukhtar and Parmita Sarma recognized as ‘Earth Champions’ by Sony BBC Earth

National, July 12, 2024:

Sony BBC Earth, one of the most loved factual entertainment channels, has announced Mazin Mukhtar and Parmita Sarma as the next ‘Earth Champions’. This recognition is an indication of the couple’s extraordinary commitment to converting the problem of the increase in plastic usage into a solution. 

Mazin Mukhtar embarked on a journey to revolutionize education when he was 18. He left his house and focused on turning his dream into reality with the help of Parmita Sarma. The duo identified the disposal of plastic as a challenge and used it as an opportunity to make a difference. Their innovative approach of providing underprivileged kids with good quality education in exchange for plastic has trained a huge number of young minds.

 

Sony BBC Earth's ‘Earth Champions’ initiative aims to celebrate individuals like Mazin Mukhtar and Parmita Sarma driving a significant change in the world. By sharing their stories, the channel hopes to inspire global audiences to take action towards a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future.

Earth Champions is a monthly property of Sony BBC Earth that is committed to honouring real-life heroes making a substantial impact on our planet. The channel showcases the work done by the Earth Champions in a short-form content format with befitting music. The video is telecasted on the channel and promoted on the online medium.

 

Comments:

 

Rohan Jain, Business Operations Head - Sony AATH and Head - Marketing & Insights, English Cluster, Sony Pictures Networks India.

 

“Mazin and Parmita’s contribution towards sustainability and education embodies the spirit of Sony BBC Earth's ‘Earth Champions’ initiative. The idea of using plastic as school fees has not only made education more accessible but also fuelled a culture of environmental consciousness and responsibility among kids.”

 

Mazin Mukhtar, Earth Champion

 

"It is a proud moment for us to be recognised as Earth Champions by Sony BBC Earth Channel. This acknowledgment is proof of the collective efforts of everyone who tirelessly worked to make our dream come true. We want people to believe that even one step in the right direction makes a difference, and every dream is achievable.

SHRM India Announces the 13th Annual Conference to Champion Trust and Collaboration in the Workplace


·        This year’s theme NOW focuses on maximizing the power of action for impactful and relevant changes in the world of work

·        Aims to empower HR leaders with business success strategies while upholding  civility and a positive organizational culture at the workplace

India, 12th July 2024:  SHRM India announces the 13th edition of SHRM India Annual Conference 2024, set to take place on October 17th and 18th at the renowned Taj Palace in New Delhi. Poised to be a transformative platform, focusing on fostering trust and collaboration in the workplace, this year’s theme NOW highlights the importance of timely action for impactful change.

The conference aims to bring together HR leaders and professionals to explore actionable strategies for cultivating a thriving work environment. Furthermore, serving as an excellent opportunity to network and knowledge sharing, the event will discuss a wide range of topics including sustainability-driven employee wellness initiatives, cultivating civility in workplace practices, transforming recruitment, training, and rewards systems as well as a strategic foresight for the future of work with technology solutions including Gen AI tools.

Commenting on India Annual Conference and Expo 2024, Achal Khanna, CEO of SHRM India, APAC and MENA emphasized the significance of the event and said “As organizations continue to adapt to the ever-changing business landscape, the strategic role of HR is more crucial than ever. SHRMIAC24, with its theme 'NOW', will provide HR leaders with the tools and insights necessary to implement real and relevant changes. This year's conference aims to deliver strategies that create workplaces that are not only productive but also inclusive and supportive. Our goal is to inspire and equip HR professionals to act now, driving transformation and building better workplaces and, in turn, a better world.”

The conference is expected to be one of the largest gatherings in the HR fraternity, featuring over 4000 attendees participating in more than 70 knowledge sessions. Past speakers include global luminaries such as Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, Government of India; Rajeev Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto ltd; Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder iSPIRT Foundation; Ramesh Ramadurai, MD, 3M India; Preeti Bajaj, CEO and MD, Luminous Power Technologies; Harsha Bhogle, Cricket Commentator & Journalist, Author, Industry Speaker & IIM Udaipur Board of Governors; Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO Tata Play; Samik Basu, Chief Human Resources Officer HindalcoAditya Birla Group; Dr. C. Jayakumar, Executive Vice President & Head - Corporate Human Resources (CHRO), Larsen & Toubro Limited; Pullela Gopichand, Chief National Coach, Indian Badminton Team, among several others. And this year, the event is all set to feature an impressive lineup of speakers, including M Damodaran, Chairperson, Excellence Enablers Private Limited, Former Chairman, SEBI, UTI, and IDBI; D Shivakumar, Conference Chair, Operating Partner, Advent International Private Equity; Betty Thompson Chair, Chief People Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton and Board Chair SHRMPartha Neog CEO & Co-Founder Vantage Circle; Shikha Gupta, CHRO Luminous Power Technologies; Anurag Patnaik Director, HR Nestle; Saurabh Govil President & CHRO Wipro Ltd.; Monica Agrawal MD - APAC, Financial Services India Lead - Board Services Korn Ferry and others. These esteemed thought leaders will share their extensive expertise and insights on creating a workplace culture that thrives on inclusivity and positive reinforcement.

For more information about SHRM India Annual Conference, please visit:  https://www.shrmconference.org/iac

And TV is bringing the serial 'Bhima'


~  A social drama focusing on the journey of a young girl Bhima to get equal rights ~


Based on the 1980s and produced by Raj Khatri Productions, the new serial on AndTV ' Bhima ' presents the life story of ' Bhima ' , a young girl from a backward society . The plot of the series is a social drama , which highlights the efforts of this young girl and her journey towards equal rights. The audience will get to see her brave journey , where she faces the challenges caused by her family , society and economic conditions. Facing many injustices and discriminations, she bravely tries to overcome these obstacles. 

Architect of Indian Constitution Dr. B. R. Bhima's resolve to uphold Ambedkar's laws and ideals reflects her undying determination despite the challenges. At a very young age, she devotes herself sincerely to this mission. But , frightened by her efforts, the upper class of the society unites to defeat her efforts. Bhima's determination remains even when the struggle with obstacles becomes severe. 

Watch serial ' Bhima ' from 6th August 2024 at 8.30 pm only on E&TV !

Thursday 11 July 2024

PINEWZ Empowers Communities with Innovative AI and Hyperlocal News Workshops in Telangana, Kashmir, and Guwahati

PINEWZ, a trailblazing hyperlocal news app, has recently conducted a series of transformative workshops in Telangana, Kashmir, and Guwahati, focusing on the role of AI in hyperlocal journalism. These events aimed to illustrate how AI can revolutionize local news reporting and foster stronger community connections through the PINEWZ platform.

The inaugural workshop was held in Hyderabad, Telangana’s capital, at the Hyderabad Press Club. Over 70 journalists, social workers, and politicians, including former Indian cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin and BJP leader and Hyderabad MP Etela Rajender, attended the event. Led by Kumar Sahil from PINEWZ, the workshop went on air on Zee Telugu and was extensively covered by local TV channels. Abhi Bus, a key gifting partner of PINEWZ, distributed complimentary and conditional coupons to attendees. The workshop highlighted the app's immense potential to reshape local news dissemination.

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In Kashmir, the second workshop took place at SCAICC, attracting journalists from various districts. Kumar Sahil highlighted the app’s capacity to bring meaningful changes to Jammu and the Valley. Local journalists and social workers shared their experiences and the daily challenges faced in the region, emphasizing how PINEWZ can enhance travel information and cultural heritage preservation. Following the seminar, 20 district reporters enrolled in the app, expanding its network and influence.

The third workshop was conducted at the Guwahati Press Club, where Kumar Sahil addressed journalists. Abhi Bus promoters were present, distributing free coupons. Sahil reiterated CEO Idris Loya’s vision of extending the app's reach to over six million villages and transforming the news network. The app’s unique feature enables users to access hyperlocal news by simply entering a PIN code, making it a revolutionary tool for staying informed about local happenings.

PINEWZ is a hyperlocal news app committed to connecting users with their local communities by delivering reliable and engaging news. Featuring a unique content verification system that combines AI analysis with human moderation, PINEWZ ensures accuracy and relevance in its news coverage. The app is dedicated to transforming local journalism and making news more pertinent to everyday lives.

Zee Media Corporation Ltd, one of India's leading media companies, has a strong presence in the news and regional genres, with 18 news channels in seven different languages, reaching more than 528+ million viewers through its linear and digital properties.

Have you watched Ishq Vishk Rebound yet? Here’s a list of romantic OTT shows and audio series this monsoon to binge

Shaadi Ke Baad, Baarish and Pyaar, Yaar Aur Dhoka: Love stories to binge this monsoon 

Monsoon and romance have an undeniable connection, don’t they? What better way to celebrate this bond than by watching a fresh rom-com at a cinema near you? Ishq Vishk Rebound has hit theaters, offering its peppy love story. Before you immerse yourself in this cinematic treat, why not explore a treasure chest of the finest romance-centric OTT series and audio series available across various platforms?

Here’s a list specially curated for die-hard romantics:

Shaadi Ke Baad (Pocket FM)

Arohi, who had experienced an incident worse than death for any girl, hadn't even recovered from the trauma when she received another piece of news that shook her to the core. Her father and stepmother had decided on her marriage to a wealthy but physically challenged man without even consulting her. Although Arohi clearly refused to marry him, her father and stepmother imposed a condition that forced her to reconsider her decision. What was that condition? What incident had occurred with Arohi? Tune into Shaadi Ke Baad, only on Pocket FM.

Ishq Vishk Rebound (In theaters)

Raghav, Sanya, and Sahir have been friends since childhood. As they age, Sanya falls for Sahir and Raghav concentrates on his love for writing. But as luck would have it, Sanya and Sahir break up and Raghav is left mending two broken hearts. At its heart 'Ishq Vishk Rebound' is a coming-of-age tale - that asks difficult taboo questions- Are rebound relationships really a curse? Is there such a thing as a bro code? And is it not okay to kiss your best friend? 'Coz what if they are your soul mate? Is it true love even if it just sticks to the rules and never breaks them?

Pyaar, Yaar aur Dhoka (Pocket FM)

Gungun's life gets disrupted after she learns about the affair between her husband Pratham Saheb Zada and her sister Munmun. Gungun Mathur divorces her husband, and after five years of hard work, she returns as a big lawyer. Unknowingly, Saheb is his client. Will both of them come closer, or will Gungun ruin Saheb’s empire? To find out, listen to Pyaar Yaar Aur Dhoka on Pocket FM.

Baarish (Jio Cinema)

Sharman Joshi and Asha Negi star in this heartwarming tale of love set around monsoons. The web series follows Anuj, a wealthy business magnate, and Gauravi, a simple Maharashtrian girl. When the two opposite personalities cross paths, they never expect to become husband and wife. But, life has other plans, as circumstances lead them to get married. After spending time with each other, the two lost souls kindle a liking, and cupid strikes as they slowly fall in love. If you are in the mood for an old-school love story, Baarish is your go-to pick!

Modern Love Mumbai (Amazon Prime Video)

This collection presents six unique narratives set in Mumbai, each exploring the experiences of individuals navigating the challenges of life, love, and loss in the city. Directed by six renowned creators—Vishal Bhardwaj, Hansal Mehta, Nupur Ashthana, Dhruv Sehgal, Alankrita Shrivastava, and Shonali Bose—Modern Love offers a realistic portrayal of urban life, making it a recommended watch for audiences of all ages.

RAUCORD: Upscaling Furniture Design with Premium Weaving

When it comes to creating high-quality, durable, and aesthetically pleasing furniture, the choice of materials plays a crucial role. RAUCORD, a premium synthetic weaving material manufactured and marketed by REHAU, stands out in this arena. Renowned for its German engineering excellence, RAUCORD is the go-to solution for both outdoor and indoor furniture, as well as garden and home accessories. With its superior characteristics, this REHAU front runner promises a carefree outdoor experience, coupled with sophisticated indoor elegance.

 

One of the standout features of RAUCORD is its exceptional durability. Designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions, it is UV resistant, weatherproof, and temperature resistant. This means that whether it's scorching heat, torrential rain, or freezing cold, the weaving material maintains its integrity and appearance. Moreover, the material is maintenance-free and easy to clean. Unlike natural materials that may require regular upkeep, RAUCORD’s synthetic composition ensures that a simple wipe-down is all that’s needed to keep it looking as good as new. This makes it an ideal choice for busy homeowners and commercial spaces alike, where time and ease of maintenance are paramount.

In today's world, where sustainability and safety are increasingly important, the REHAU primus in weaving does not disappoint. The material is non-toxic and environmentally friendly, making it safe for use around children and pets. Furthermore, its eco-friendly nature means that choosing RAUCORD contributes to a greener planet, aligning with the growing demand for sustainable products.

RAUCORD’s versatility is highlighted in its extensive range of colours and textures. The classic range, for instance, offers a variety of exciting single-tone colours. Equipped with a special UV stabiliser, these colours do not pale or fade over time, ensuring that your furniture remains vibrant and fresh-looking for years. Whether you prefer traditional tones or modern hues, the Classic range provides options that seamlessly blend into any décor.

 

For those who love the warm allure of natural materials, the brand's natural range is the perfect choice. This range includes popular shades like Cappuccino, Java Brown, and Coffee Brown. The homogeneous colours throughout the weave prevent color peeling, even if the surface is scratched, ensuring long-lasting beauty. One of the unique features of RAUCORD is its ability to create distinct looks through its innovative weaving techniques. By combining dark, medium, and light strands, it offers the flexibility to customise various natural looks that suit any design or application. This feature allows designers and homeowners to create bespoke pieces that truly stand out.

 

Its superior characteristics make it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications, from outdoor setups to elegant indoor spaces. With this offering by REHAU, you can enjoy the beauty of natural-looking materials, the ease of maintenance, and the confidence that comes with German engineering excellence. Whether you're looking to revamp your garden furniture, enhance your home accessories, or add a touch of elegance to your interiors, RAUCORD offers a solution that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.

Ishaara Mehfil Nights Presents: An Unforgettable Evening with Kabul Bukhari

Pune, July 11, 2024 – Ishaara, at Phoenix Mall of the Millennium, the premier destination for dining and entertainment, is delighted to announce a captivating musical evening with the illustrious Kabul Bukhari at the much-anticipated Ishaara Mehfil Nights. Set to enchant audiences on July 19, 2024, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience for all music enthusiasts.
In the past, Ishaara has hosted numerous distinguished artists, establishing itself as a hub for cultural and musical excellence. With Kabul Bukhari, the venue is poised to deliver an evening of soul-stirring music and mesmerizing performances.
Attendees will be treated to an evening of Kabul Bukhari’s mesmerizing qawalis and original compositions, known for their profound impact and emotional depth. His harmonious vocals and charismatic presence are set to create a magical atmosphere that transcends the ordinary. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer to his music, this event is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Enhance your experience with exclusive bottle rates available for this event. Raise a toast to the night and immerse yourself in the melodic ambiance while enjoying your favorite drinks. Seats are filling up fast for this highly anticipated event. Don’t miss out on being part of this extraordinary musical journey. Reserve your spots now!
Get ready to be captivated by Kabul Bukhari’s soulful tunes. See you at Ishaara Mehfil Nights!
About Kabul Bukhari
Kabul Bukhari has forged an illustrious career in the music industry, performing over 1000 live shows in the past 18 years since he began at the age of 16. His notable collaborations with Bollywood icons and recognition on prestigious platforms, such as being a finalist on the "Milay Sur" singing reality show and Big Golden Voice Mumbai City on Big FM, highlight his exceptional talent. With a strong online presence and compositions trending widely, Kabul Bukhari continues to solidify his position as a versatile and influential figure in the music industry.
Event Details:
Date: July 19, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM onwards
Venue: Ishaara, Phoenix Mall of the Millennium
For Bulk Booking, Call: 7720010611

The Sleep Company plans nearly INR 80-85 Cr ad spend for FY25; launches its 100th COCO store in India


  • India’s fastest growing D2C brand to open 100 COCO (Company-owned, Company-operated) stores in just two years since venturing into offline retail.
  • Eyes INR 1000 crore revenue in the next 2-3 years.
  • The Sleep Company has a track record of doubling sales every year since inception, documenting 2.3X surge in sales in 2023.
  • TSC plans to have 150+ TSC experience centres and expand its footprint from existing 30 to 50 cities by the end of 2024.

 

Mumbai, July 11th, 2024: The Sleep Company (TSC), India’s leading comfort-tech brand, is eyeing to achieve profitability by the end of FY25. The company has embarked on its brand-building journey for the last 12 months, with nearly one-third of its expenditure now allocated to brand building. Having launched its 100th store in India, the company is further looking to solidify its market position by enhancing its omnichannel presence. In order to support this, the company has set its advertising and marketing budget to be INR 80-85 Cr for FY25. While 75-80% expenditure will be on digital platforms, traditional media spending will be around 20-25%.

In just 4.5 years since its inception, the company has touched a significant milestone of achieving INR 500 crore ARR (Annual Recurring Revenue). It is India’s fastest D2C brand to open 100 COCO (Company-owned, Company-operated) stores in just two years since venturing into offline retail. The company opened its first store in Bengaluru in June 2022.

The Sleep Company is well-positioned to reach the INR 1000 crore revenue mark in the next 2-3 years. This smart goal is leadership’s strategic vision and will be driven by a comprehensive growth strategy, with expansion plans across India.

The Sleep Company has doubled sales every year since inception, documenting a 2.3X surge in its sales last year. The company drives 85% of its sales from its omni-channel presence, including physical stores and online, through its website. It has the largest market share for office chairs in India, having witnessed a remarkable 10X growth since the inception of its chair category. It is looking to double market share in the next 24 months with the recent launch of its chair brand, ‘ErgoSmart by The Sleep Company’.

The Sleep Company Co-founder Priyanka Salot said, “Innovative products, a strategic omnichannel presence, and a determined focus on customer satisfaction have fuelled our tremendous growth and expansion. Central to our success is our proprietary SmartGRID technology, which gives us a distinct advantage in the market. Our long-term objective is to become the undisputed leader in our field by continually introducing innovative products and expanding our offerings. We believe that integrating AI into our solutions will further enhance the customer experience. We are deeply grateful to everyone who has played a part in this journey and we are concerned about the interest of all our stakeholders. Our commitment to enhancing people's lives with our top-notch sitting and sleep solutions is stronger than ever.”

Founded in 2019 by Priyanka and Harshil Salot, TSC is the world's first and only provider of SmartGRID technology, revolutionizing sleep and sitting solutions. As one of the country’s fastest growing brands, it is at the forefront of reshaping both the D2C and the omnichannel landscape in the mattress industry. The company offers a host of products including mattresses, sofa, pillows, cushions, bedding, office chairs, smart recliner bed etc.

Commenting on this achievement, Ripal Chopda, Chief Marketing Officer of The Sleep Company, said, "Reaching our 100th store signifies our team's dedication and the trust our customers have placed in us. Through our COCO model, we control the in-store experience, and our sleep labs give them first-hand touch and feel of the technology behind our products, elevating the customer engagement. We are now gearing up for a new phase of growth, driven by strategic marketing initiatives predominantly towards brand building initiatives. Our focus will be on creating more personalized and engaging experiences for our customers, leveraging data-driven insights and innovative campaigns to elevate our brand.”

The Sleep Company’s marketing blueprint includes a significant push in digital marketing, driven by a tailored media mix model for each market. These media channels will include platforms such as TV in regional markets, print media, and social media. As part of TSC’s marketing strategy, the company has been leveraging its collaborations with prominent Bollywood and TV celebrities to engage with its existing and potential consumers.

About The Sleep Company:

The Sleep Company is Asia's first and only provider of SmartGRID technology, revolutionizing sleep and sitting solutions. As one of India's fastest-growing brands, it is reshaping both the direct-to-consumer (D2C) and omnichannel landscapes while driving innovation in the mattress industry. Founded by the visionary couple Priyanka and Harshil Salot, The Sleep Company began as a pursuit of scientifically supported mattresses and has evolved into a brand dedicated to enhancing consumers' sleeping and sitting experiences.

The company offers premium products resulting from meticulous research that stands light years ahead of competitors, with technology rooted in cutting-edge developments in material science and sleep science. Initially adopting a purely D2C model, The Sleep Company has since transitioned into an omnichannel powerhouse. In June 2022, the company marked its foray into offline retail with the launch of its first store in Bangalore, setting ambitious goals to open over 150+ stores by the end of 2024.

By enhancing discoverability and streamlining supply chains, The Sleep Company consistently delivers a distinctive value proposition with accessible premium products. After securing INR 13.4 crore in pre-Series A, and INR 177 crore in a Series B round led by Premji Invest and Fireside Ventures, the Company has now secured INR 184 crore in Series C Funding.

 

 

 


Pacific Mall Dehradun Launches Plant Your Bill 3.0 Campaign to Revive City's Green Cover


The campaign is marked by a series of engaging activities for children, including clay modelling, hanging garden workshops, and pottery making. Additionally, local schools present skits highlighting environmental conservation, and esteemed environmentalists share insights on preserving Dehradun's Lychee orchards. Through Plant Your Bill 3.0, they aim to revive and rejuvenate these green spaces with the active participation of patrons.

About Pacific Group:

Driven by the zeal to make a mark in the commercial sector of the country, Pacific India, a privately owned and operated group of companies is conducting endeavors and operations with a remarkable degree of dynamism for the past 3 decades. The group is steadily emerging as the notable realty and infrastructure developer providing distinctive and specialized services in the Real Estate, Hospitality and Education sector.

OLX broadens Real Estate Offerings by featuring New Property Launches


OLX broadens Real Estate Offerings by featuring New Property Launches

July 11th, 2024 – OLX, India’s leading online classifieds platform, is broadening its offering in one of its focus categories, Real Estate, by featuring new property launches from prominent real estate developers. With a robust user base of 35 million Monthly Active Users (MAU), this strategic expansion will provide their users access to a wide array of brand-new commercial and residential properties from top real estate developers.  Pune is the third largest residential real estate market among the top seven cities in India, accounting for 19% of the area sold in FY2023 and is expected to maintain its share at a similar level in FY2024. presenting a significant opportunity for consumers looking to buy properties. (Source :  ICRA Report ) 

New Property Listings on OLX

In response to the growing demand for reliable and diverse real estate options, OLX has now integrated new property listings into its platform. This strategic expansion means users can explore, compare, and inquire about new properties, enhancing their search experience.

Partnering with Real Estate Developers

OLX has partnered with some of the industry's esteemed developers. These collaborations will ensure that the latest and most anticipated projects are available to OLX users. With this initiative, OLX ensures that all property listings are authentic and up-to-date and provides potential buyers with crucial information required to make informed decisions. Our partners include Godrej Emerald Waters, Skydale, Purva Aspire, Platinum Marvelle, and others.

Key Features of the New Property Listings

  • Comprehensive Listings: Access detailed information on various properties, including floor plans, amenities, pricing, and more.

  • Verified Developers: Listings from reputable developers ensure trust and transparency.

  • User-Friendly Interface: Simplified search and filter options to find the perfect property quickly.

  • Virtual Tours and Photos: High-quality images and virtual tours offer a realistic view of the properties.

  • Direct Communication: Easy contact options with developers for inquiries and negotiations.

With close to 10 million monthly visitors and approx 3 Lakhs property listings, OLX is poised to benefit many potential buyers and sellers.

Amit Kumar, MD & CEO of OLX India, expressed his enthusiasm about the company's expansion in real estate: "We are thrilled to enhance our platform with new property listings. Our collaboration with top real estate developers reaffirms our dedication to offering the best options to our users. This expansion aims to make our platform a comprehensive solution for all their real estate needs. With the increasing demand for housing in metro cities, OLX is perfectly positioned to meet these needs by broadening our offerings." 

The Indian real estate market, estimated to be worth USD $1.3 trillion in 2024