33rd Pune International Marathon
Now to be dedicated in memory of
Padmashri. DrBV Rao
Father of Indian Poultry movement.
Total cah prize Rs30 Lakhs.
To get underway on Sunday 2nd December, 5am from
Shri Baburao Sanas Statue Chowkh.
Off Tilak Road
Pune.

Vindhya Tiwari’s b’day bash – a ‘starry’ celebration

November 26, 2018: Actress Vindhya Tiwari celebrated her birthday with a bevy of television celebrities at her party on November 22nd. Her husband-to-be Neel Motwani planned an extravagant surprise party which included a detailed list of activities that lead up to the main birthday bash.

Present at the celebration were personalities Shaleen Bhanot, Mansi Srivastava, Jignesh Joshi, Alok Narula, Krrip Suri and his wife, Simran, Rupesh Sonar, Preet Naik and her husband Vishal, Mukul Harish, Divjot, TV producer Nivedita Basu and many more. All of them wished Vindhya a happy birthday and a great year ahead with Neel. The ones who couldn’t make it – Divyanka Tripathi, Meghna Naidu, Pearl Puri, Dimple Jhangiani, Pooja Singh, Munisha Khatwani, Sharad Malhotra, even her mother – sent in a sweet video message wishing Vindhya on her special day, which was compiled and viewed on a screen.

Speaking on the occasion, hubby-to-be Neel Motwani shares, “It was a long process to outline and execute a comprehensive plan like this one. But it was so, so worth it. I know she is a lover of surprises and this being her first birthday with me, I had to go all out! The smile on her face is priceless.”

Neel planned a lavish affair which a secretive car ride with gifts to the party venue where the birthday girl was greeted by her friends. If that wasn’t all, he also gifted her a special star named after her!

When asked about this, Vindhya shares, “I can’t believe he got a star named after me. I was so overjoyed to see all my closest friends there. It was a great night of fun and good wishes. It couldn’t have been any better.”

Vindhya and Neel recently announced that they will be tying the knot soon and the couple has become a favourite of everyone. The dates aren’t set yet but they plan to do it early next year.

पर्यटनस्थळी सर्कसला संधी द्या
केंद्र व राज्य सरकारांची मदत हवी
– सुजित दिलीप
26 नोव्हेंबर हा भारतीय सर्कसचा जन्मदिवस असून 136 वर्षांची मोठी परंपरा लाभलेल्या भारतीय सर्कसला केंद्र व राज्य सरकारने आधार दिला पाहिजे. देशातील विविध पर्यटनस्थळी कायमस्वरूपी सर्कस शो करण्यासाठी जागा उपलब्ध करून देणे, आंतरराष्ट्रीय सर्कस देशात आणून भारतीय सर्कस समवेत त्यांचे एकत्रित शो संपूर्ण वर्षभर तेथे चालू ठेवणे, प्रत्येक राज्यात कौशल्यविकास योजनेअंतर्गत सर्कसशाळा सुरू करून सर्कसमधील कलाकसरतींचे प्रशिक्षण देणे, प्रमुख शहरांमध्ये सर्कस महोत्सव भरवणे, वस्तीत येणार्‍या वाघ, बिबट्यांना सर्कसमध्ये संगोपनासाठी ठेवणे अशा प्रकारे केंद्र व राज्य सरकार सर्कस उद्योगाला मदत करू शकेल व त्यायोगे खंगत चाललेल्या भारतीय सर्कस उद्योगाला चालना मिळेल व सर्कस कला जिवंत राहण्यास मदत होईल असे मत रॅम्बो सर्कसचे चालक सुजित दिलीप यांनी पत्रकार परिषदेत व्यक्त केले.
भारतीय सर्कसचे जनक विष्णुपंत छत्रे यांनी 26 नोव्हेंबर 1882 मध्ये मुंबईतील बोरिबंदर येथे ‘ग्रँड इंडियन सर्कस’चा पहिला शो केला आणि भारतीय सर्कसचा जन्म झाला. त्यास यंदा 136 वर्ष पूर्ण झाली आहेत. तसेच जागतिक सर्कसचे देखील यंदा 250वे वर्ष आहे. त्या पार्श्वभूमीवर सुजित दिलीप बोलत होते.
ते म्हणाले, पुण्यात सध्या मगरपट्टा-मुंढवा परिसरात रॅम्बो सर्कस चालू असून सोमवार दि. 26 नोव्हेंबर 2018 रोजी दुपारी 1.30 वाजता सर्व सर्कस कलावंतांसमवेत भारतीय सर्कसचा जन्म दिवस साजरा केला जाईल. विष्णुपंत छत्रेंच्या तैलचित्रास पुष्पहार अर्पण केल्यानंतर विष्णुपंत छत्रेंच्या घराण्याचे वारस सौ. कल्पना व अजय छत्रे, आंतरराष्ट्रीय सर्कसपटू दामू धोत्रे यांचे नातू विलास धोत्रे, ‘सर्कस-सर्कस’ पुस्तकाच्या लेखिका कै. श्यामला शिरोडकर यांची कन्या जानकी मोरे, ‘सर्कस विश्व’ आणि ‘वर्ल्ड ऑफ सर्कस’चे लेखक प्रवीण प्र. वाळिंबे यांचे सत्कार करण्यात येणार आहेत.
ते पुढे म्हणाले, आंतरराष्ट्रीय सर्कस कलावंतांचा समावेश असणारी ‘सर्क्यू दु सोलेल’ (Cirque du Soliel) ही नामवंत सर्कस मुंबईत वांद्रा, कुर्ला कॉम्प्लेक्स येथे सुरू झाली असून, याचे जनक कॅनडाचे ‘गाय लालीब्रेट’ (Guy Laliberte) यांनी जगातील 35 देशांमधील सर्कस कलावंतांना एकत्र करून ‘सर्क्यू दु सोलेल’ (Cirque du Soliel) या नावाने अनेक सर्कस प्रॉडक्सन तयार केले व जगात अनेक शहरांमध्ये त्यांचे प्रयोग सुरू आहेत. अतिशय आधुनिक तंत्रज्ञान, लाईट इफेक्टस् या समवेत या आंतरराष्ट्रीय सर्कसपटूंच्या कसरतींना मुंबईकरांचा मोठा प्रतिसाद लाभला आहे ही आनंदाची बाब आहे. त्यांनी युरोप, अमेरिकेत सर्कस कलावंतांना प्रशिक्षण देण्यासाठी सर्कस शाळा सुरू केल्या. तसेच तेथील पर्यटन स्थळांपाशी कायम स्वरूपी सर्कस शो चालू ठेवले. याच धर्तीवर आपल्या देशातही पर्यटन स्थळांजवळ कायम स्वरूपी सर्कस शो होण्याची व्यवस्था व्हायला हवी. आता आंतरराष्ट्रीय सर्कस देखील भारतात येण्यास सुरूवात झाल्यामुळे भारतीय व आंतरराष्ट्रीय सर्कसच्या कलावंतांचे एकत्रित शो पर्यटनस्थळी निश्चित आकर्षण बनतील. त्यामुळे सर्कस कलावंतांना वर्षभर रोजगार मिळून भारतीय सर्कस उद्योगाला चालना मिळेल. तसेच कौशल्यविकास (स्किल इंडिया) अंतर्गत प्रत्येक राज्यात सर्कस शाळा सुरू केल्यास त्यातूनही दर्जेदार सर्कस कलावंत निर्माण होऊ शकतील. केरळमधील त्तेलिचेरी येथे सुरू झालेली सर्कसशाळा आता बंद असून तेथेही आर्थिक मदत देऊन ही सर्कसशाळा सुरू होणे आवश्यक आहे. त्यासाठी देशातील सर्कस उद्योगही निश्चित योगदान देईल असे ते म्हणाले.
सध्या जंगलातून वस्तीकडे वाघ, बिबट्या येण्याचे प्रमाण वाढले असून नुकतेच नरभक्षक बनलेल्या वाघिणीला ठार मारण्यात आले. या दुर्मिळ प्राण्यांना न मारता बिबट्यासारखे प्राणी देशातील सर्कसला दिल्यास त्यांचे संगोपन सर्व प्रकारच्या सोयी सुविधांसह सर्कस चालक करू शकतील. त्यामुळे सर्कसला देखील उर्जित अवस्था येऊ शकेल असे ते म्हणाले.

ORGANICS AND MILLETS INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR 2019 in BENGALURU from 18th to 20th January 2019

~Event theme to revolve around K-Source. To include exhibition, conference and food court~

Pune 24th November 2018: The much sought after Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019, organized by the Government of Karnataka’s Department of Agriculture, will be held from 18th to 20th January 2019 in Bengaluru’s Palace Grounds. The flagship event will revolve around the theme: K-Source, celebrating the State of Karnataka as the source for Next Gen Smart Foods. The Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019 will comprise of three aspects namely exhibition, conference and food court.

The event, which is mainly for farmers, buyers, sellers and exporters of organic produces and millets, will have the participation of over 250 exhibitors occupying an exhibition space of 10,000 square meters including stalls from other states, countries, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and several farmer federations from Karnataka. International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA) will be the knowledge partner for the event. The second edition of the Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019 will be the largest congregation of India’s Organic and Millets community.

“The Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019, which will address all aspects of the value chain, from farm to shelf, provides the perfect launch pad to position the State of Karnataka as not only a source for Next Gen smart foods and businesses, but also a source of Next Gen Customers, Next Gen markets and a source of new opportunities.” said Shri. H.N. Shivashankar Reddy, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka.

“The Organic Food Movement started in Pune started in 1999 and over the years it has made steady progress. Today the organic market in the region has more than 30 organic and natural ventures with around 14 exclusive organic shops. Organic food is also available across hundreds of shops across the city. While the organic market is estimated to be between 20 to 30 crores, the potential of the organic market in Pune is easily 30 times that of the current sale.” says Manoj Menon, Executive Director, ICCOA

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Dr. K. G. Jagadeesha, IAS, Commissioner of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka and Mr. Sachin Pratap Singh, IAS Commissioner of Agriculture Govt. of Maharashtra addressed the media in a Press conference of OMITF-2019 today.

Barbeque Nation’s Kalyani Nagar Outlet in Pune gets a fresh makeover

Pune, 21 Nov 2018: Barbeque Nation, India’s leading casual dining restaurant chain has given a makeover to its restaurant atPune’s Kalyani Nagar outlet, with the brand’s new logo and theme of decor. The outlet boasts of a fresh new appearance, lip-smacking new recipes and signature dishes, enhancing the overall dining experience. The new logo sports a crown on top of the brand name with white and orange schemes. An exciting surprise waits as 100 new varieties of dishes will be launched in the outlet with refreshing new ambience. Customers can look forward to greater customization to suit individual tastes and watch food being prepared and customized according to their requirements. The outlet is spread across an area of 4000 square feet.

Barbeque Nation, the pioneer of ‘DIY’ (do-it-yourself) cuisine with a concept of live on – the-table grill, is the largest casual dining brand in the country. The restaurant offers a pre-fixed menu at a fixed price. The menu is drawn from the Mediterranean, American, Oriental, Asian and Indian cuisines. Customers can grill starters in a range of marinades and sauces and enjoy them right off the skewers, at their own tables. Apart from offering a delectable menu, the ambience at the restaurant follows a theme that radiates a contemporary, vibrant and sizzling skewer on tables that double as a live kitchen.

The eat-all-you-can buffet at Barbeque Nation showcases an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian spread. As for starters, the non-vegetarians can indulge into the famous Mutton Methi Seekh Kebab, Basil Oyster Prawns, Mahe Abe Hayat, Smokey Bbq Drumstick and much more. While the vegetarians can feast into the mouth-watering Rice Pepper Roll with Sweet Chilly, Thai Grilled Veg, Cajun Spice Baby Potato and Paneer Lajawab. With the re-launch, guests will get to savour new additions in the live-counter, such as Soya Chilli Chunks, Baby Corn with Shezwan Sauce, Cottage Cheese with Mustard Sauce, Rabbit Masala, Roasted Duck with Barbeque Sauce, Shezwan Prawns and much more. To satiate the sweet tooth, the dessert menu offersWalnut Brownie, Cassata Pastryto Angoori Gulab Jamun, Moong Dal Halwa, and Phirnee. The wide range of Kulfis at the restaurant’s most famous Kulfi Nation counter will leave the guests salivating, where they can twist the kulfis by mixing various flavours and create diverse combinations.

Timings:12 pm to 3 pm Lunch

7.00 pm to 11 pm Dinner

Cost: Meal for two costs around Rs. 1300, approximately

Cover:150 Covers

Contact: 18001086060

Location: Barbeque Nation Hospitality Limited, Solitaire Building, Opposite Shree Hospital, Near Aga Khan Palace, Kalyani Nagar, Pune – 411014.

Expedia® Vacation Deprivation Report 2018: Indians feel most vacation deprived in the world

41% Indians have not taking a vacation in past six months as they can’t get time off work
Professional reasons and aspirations of longer vacations keeps them away from availing their leaves

New Delhi, 21st November, 2018 – Expedia®, one of the world’s largest full service online travel agency, today announced the results of the 2018 Vacation Deprivation® study, an annual survey of vacation habits across 19 countries. The report highlighted that vacation deprivation is on the rise, and 75% of Indian feel vacation deprived which is the highest in the world followed by South Korea (72%) and Hong Kong (69%). Indian workers also do not take all vacation days and rank five to leave their vacations unused after Japan, Italy, Australia, New Zealand.

Mr. Manmeet Ahluwalia, Marketing Head, Brand Expedia in India said, “We have seen an increase in support from Indian employers to take vacations. However, employees still do not avail their full vacation days because of reasons like missing out on important work decisions (#1, 25%), fear of being seen less committed (#1, 19%) or finding it difficult to coordinate time with their travel companion (#1, 33%). Our study also reflect that 18% Indians feel that those who are successful at their job don’t take vacation days.”

CELEBRATE YOUR NEW YEAR WITH COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT PUNE CHAKAN

Pune, November: Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan is all set to make your New Year a never seen before the gala affair. They are geared up to host this New Year’s Party on December 31st and also offer exciting room packages for a comfortable and peaceful stay for their guests.

Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan is hosting a carnival celebration with Gala Dinner which includes an extravagant spread of delicacies from cuisines all across the globe. The major attractions of this New Year gala affair are DJ and unlimited house bar. They also have exciting room packages for the guests as they are offering Deluxe rooms with buffet breakfast on double occupancy.

So, all the folks out there, this year ring in your New Year at Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan.

Deluxe Rooms with Buffet Breakfast- INR 6,490 All inclusive (for 2 guests)
*New Year Party- INR 5000 All inclusive
Date: 31.12.2018

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT PUNE CHAKAN MAKES YOUR NEW YEAR SPECIAL WITH IRRESISTIBLE ROOM PACKAGES

Pune, November: Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan is all set to make your New Year special with their irresistible room packages. It brings you some of the great stay packages in the alluring and peaceful location of Chakan away from the hustle-bustle of the city.

Known for its style, comfort and convenience, Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan is offering room package that includes staying in Deluxe Room for a couple with all meals complimentary at MoMo café with complimentary Wi-Fi.

If you want to escape from the hustle bustle of the city and spend a peaceful vacation while bringing in the New Year, then Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan is the perfect location for you.
Package Details
Deluxe Room at INR 6,490 All inclusive for 2 guests | All meals (only at MoMo café) | Complimentary Wi-Fi | Extra person charge at INR 2,950 AI
*Date: 29th, 30th December 2018 and January 1st and 2nd 2019

Global Signal Transmission & Management Giant Belden Inc. Inaugurates Manufacturing Unit in Pune; Targets New Markets

• World’s first ‘One Belden’ factoryopensin Chakan, Pune. The factory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and proprietary technology to serve all of Belden’s key markets: industrial, enterprise and broadcast segments.
· With an investment of INR 250 Crore($35Million USD) across two phases, Belden establishes a strong footprint in India and South & South East Asia to augment existing commercial operations and meet customers’mission-critical signal transmission andmanagement needs.

Pune, India– November 20, 2018 –Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission and security solutions for mission-critical application in enterprise andindustrial markets, today formally opened its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Chakan near Pune. Spread over 24,000 square meters, the total investment in the facility is INR 250 crore($35 Million USD). The facility has been established with support from the Mega Project program of the Government of India and is credited with being the first truly ‘One Belden’ factory, with capabilities to serve multiple customer markets and applications of the Belden group of brands. The global leader aims to provide customers in the region, who are investing in increasingly sophisticated automation,with a single-point solution formission-critical signal transmission andmanagement requirements.

Ashish Chand, Managing Director ofAsia Pacific Belden Inc.,accompanied by senior officials of the company, formally inaugurated the facility today at Chakan. Prominent dignitaries from Maharashtra and several of Belden’s customers, partners and suppliers attended the inaugural function.

On the occasion, Chandsaid, “With this Mega Project,Beldenseeks to address the fast evolving needs of Indian customers for mission critical applications in the transportation, energy, smart buildings, process automation, factory automation and broadcast markets.” Key productsthat will be manufactured in the new plant include low voltage cables for high-end applications, connectivity and assemblies for data transmission, and ethernet switches, routers and firewalls for industrial and building automation. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that will also allow us to serve other export geographies including the US, Middle East, South East Asia and China.

“Belden has been proudly present in India since 2003, and based on the growth of the market, the company decided in early 2017 to set up a manufacturing footprint here,” said Chand.

Investment to set up a world-class manufacturing and assembly unitwill occur in two phases. The first phase, which included aINR 140 crore ($20 million USD) investment, was completed in September 2018. Work on the second phase will commence soon, with an additional INR 110 crore ($15 million USD) investment.The project, when at its full capacityin 2019, will provide direct and indirect employment opportunities to more than 300 people.

Chand added, “Belden would like to sincerely thank the Governments of India and Maharashtra and their agencies involved, especially the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, for the great support that allowed the company to execute phase one within 12 months from the date of application for land allotment to commencement of operations. We are very hopeful that this support will allow us to grow quickly and contribute to the building of Indian infrastructure, especially in the areas of energy,transportation, manufacturing and smart buildings.”

“We have commenced manufacturing in India with significant product breadth and sophistication compared to any of our competitors. Over the next few years, and based on customer feedback, we will continue to expand our portfolio of products manufactured and supported here.” Chandsaid.

Globally, Belden is at the forefront of developing advanced technology for very high bandwidth transmission and management in mission-critical applications by investing in R&D and advanced manufacturing capabilities. The company is committed to following this path in India. Going forward, Belden willenhance engineering and design capabilities in Pune toleverage local talent towards developing technology for global use.

Belden serves two primary end-markets globally:

Enterprise – focused on transmitting and securing data, sound and video in complex enterprise andmedia networks covering smart buildings, final mile broadband and live media production;

Industrial – focused on transmitting and securing data, sound and video in harsh industrial environments covering factory automation, process automation, energy, utilities and transportation.

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial and enterprise markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com or follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

Pune Times fashion week left the audience spellbound yet again

Pune: The most stylish and chic event of the year, the Pune Times Fashion Week 2018 took place at Westin, KP. The second edition of the event celebrated the best names in the industry with the three-day extravaganza recently in the city

The Curtain raiser took place with Pria Kataaria Puri’s fashion line.

Top Designers like Shaina NC, Pranav Pratap Bhagwat, Sofi, Sneha Adwani, Shalaka Pandit, Ulka Bafna Vohra, Dimple Majithia, Vaishali Karad, Ashish & Shefali, Shruti Mangaaysh and Archana Kochhar showcased their latest collection. Besides there were shows by PNG Jewellers & ISAS International Beauty School too

PTFW had the most glamorous names from the Bollywood and fashion fraternity as the showstoppers. To name a few, Swara Bhaskar, Sonalee Kulkarni, Chitrangada Singh, Kunal Kapoor, Bharti Singh, Priya Bapat, Sanskruti Balgude, Sai Tamjankar, Alankrita Sahai, Noyonita Lodh walked the ramp with style.

Top designers from the industry, celebrities and super models Deepti Gujral, Candice Pinto were seen throughout the event.