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– Dr. R.A. Mashelkar giving the convocation address at AIT, Punermy Institute of Technology Conducts 4th Convocation Ceremony

AIT’s 4th Convocation Ceremony. Padmavibhushan Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, National Research Professor and Former Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), was the chief guest.

Army Institute of Technology (AIT) recently conducted its 4th annual convocation ceremony at its Dighi campus. A total of 280 graduates were conferred degrees this year.

Brig. Abhay Bhat, Director, AIT, welcomed the chief guest Padmavibhushan Dr. R.A. Mashelkar. Director presented elaborative report of performance and achievements of graduating batch of 2018. He informed that more than 90% of the students from graduated batch have been placed in top notch industries like Microsoft, Deloitte, Bosch, HSBC with the average salary of 6 Lakh and highest of 39 Lakh. He concluded the speech with the quote “Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s life.”

Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, National Research Professor and Former Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), spoke about need for including sustainable technologies in engineering education. The theme of his speech were “The 3Ds” as he mentioned – that will drive future society. The 3Ds are digitalization, decarbonization (Sustainability of environment), and democratization of access (Sustainability of society). He further said “With evolution of digital technology; artificial intelligence and machine learning will play a significant role in academics as well as in corporate field.” At the end, He shared with the students 5 Mashelkar Mantras which helped him immensely in his life “Aspirations are possibilities. Always keep aspirations high. There’s instant coffee but no instant success. Perseverance pays don’t quit, Create your own opportunities, there’s no limit to your achievements excepting the limit that you put on your mind; so go limitless.”

Maj. Gen. Pritam Bishnoi, VSM, Chairman AIT proposed the vote of thanks on behalf of management and governing body of AIT. He complimented the graduates for turning out in such a large number for the ceremony. He advised the students to keep moving and avoid status quo.

Store launched at Phoenix Market City Mall on February 8th marking Isharya’s foray into the city of joy, Pune!

Pune: The new year brings in new forays for the international fashion jewelry label, ISHARYA, as they venture into Pune with a store at Phoenix Market City Mall! To celebrate this debut, Isharya hosted a plethora of influencers at the store over an evening of sparkle and sizzle!

Those planning to step up their jewelry collections this year can now shop on trend, new, high quality costume jewelry that is sophisticated, yet available at accessible price points.

The launch event of ISHARYA’s debut store in Pune was hosted by Rasika Wakalkar.

The new store showcases the brand’s latest collections which are Indian-inspired but made for a global audience. The two collections, namely, Fool’s Gold and Gypsy Soul indeed showcase the brand breaking traditions and making some extraordinary designs available to their customers.

“Fool’s Gold” chronicles an inward journey of discovery and ultimate self-affirmation. Made with muted brushed gold motifs in spirals and folds teamed with the contrasting Pyrite and brushed cotton pearls, Fool’s Gold inverts tradition and challenges you to value from a different perspective. Moreover, ISHARYA’s “Gypsy Soul” is inspired by Kashmir which is rich in heritage, craft art and culture. The collection celebrates ornate and detailed hand-carved architecture and intricate Persian motifs and patterns. The Gypsy Soul collection is fashioned in gold-plated filigree brass, Japanese cotton pearls, ISHARYA signature hand-cut polki mirrors and smokey topaz stones.

The new store has been designed to make accessorizing simple, easy and accessible.

Pilates Festival India Hosted by Yasmin Karachiwala’s Body Image
This Valentines weekend love yourself and sign up for your steps on the journey of
fitness and indulge yourself in an unforgettable experience!

Pune, 9th Feb 2019: Yasmin Karachiwala in association with her fitness studio Body Image presents The Pilates Festival India from 14th February 2019 to 17th February 2019.
Venue: Atmantan Wellness Center,Pune. (Village Palse, Tamhini Ghat Rd, Mulshi, Maharashtra 412108)
For registration please contact: or 9769030371.
Register by February 2nd 2019, for early bird discounts.


“Our aim is creating the first of its kind Pilates festival in India so that all ages, sexes embrace this exercise form and make it a lifestyle. We invite you to have this extraordinary experience with the pioneers of internal Pilates, all whilst being close to nature in a beautiful environment to begin a transformation for one’s own body in tandem with the mind.”, says Yasmin Karachiwala, the first master celebrity trainer for Pilates in India.

Yasmin has trained people like Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Bipasha Basu, Huma Qureshi, Kriti Sanon, Jhanvi Kapoor, Sophie Choudhry, Aftab Shivdasani, and many other well known celebrities and sports personas.

Sign up for 4 days of an unforgettable experience that will introduce or deepen your Pilates practice and push you beyond your limits with experienced trainers. The Pilates Festival India brings together the leading international Master Pilates Trainers such as M Valentin, Portia Paige, Ann Toran, Erika Quest and Errol Toran from around the world, who are coming to India to give you an insight into correct Pilates method, irrespective of your prior experience in the art. There will be 5 levels of classes ranging from beginners level to senior level or trainer level.

Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavour, but also as an important adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds. Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing is a primary focus. Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and
back muscles, coordination – both muscular and mental, are key components in an effective Pilates program. One can see the results of Pilates in just 15-30 days of practising.

During the course of the days, these Pilates instructors will share with you their knowledge and insights, gained over years of practice. Their sagacity elevates them to the position of mentors rather than just ordinary instructors. The Pilates Festival India assures that you will leave the festival with new perspectives, wisdom, and a fresh appreciation of Pilates.

In order for you to make the most out of this programme, Pilates Festival India has created a perfect daily schedule that offers a plethora of sessions all day long, interspersed perfectly with learning sessions by our Master Trainers, for you to make the crucial connections between theory and practice. Completing this holistic experience with healthy meals, massage therapies and all facilities offered at Atmantan at exclusive rates to accompany your fitness and healthy routine.

“It’s not all about being thin,” says Yasmin, “being thin is not being fit. It is important to understand that even if you are thin, you need to do something to enhance your fitness.” Yasmin Karachiwala’s Body Image trains people from all walks of life, with Yasmin and her group of certified trainers help people set realistic goals. “You can’t look like anybody else, but you can get to know your own body type, work from the inside out, and with consistency and perseverance you will look and feel your best in no time,” she says for those who dream of looking like a celebrity.
This is the second edition of the Pilates Festival India open to all due to the success of the first year.

This Valentines weekend love yourself and sign up for your steps on the journey of fitness and indulge yourself in an unforgettable experience!

About Yasmin Karachiwala
Yasmin Karachiwala is a fitness expert with more than 25 years of experience in the fitness industry and pioneer of ‘Pilates’ physical fitness system in India. She is the mega-mind behind the personal fitness studio “Yasmin Karachiwala’s Body Image” and is designated as the founder, director and master instructor at the studio. Harnessing all her knowledge and experience Yasmin Karachiwala has already achieved a benchmark for her co-authored book “Sculpt and Shape” The Pilates way which gives you an insight to Pilates and how it facilitates a better posture and
positive approach to life. Apart from Basi Pilates, she is also first ever Balanced Body Master Pilates Instructor and Fletcher Pilates instructor in India.

Lotus Herbals introduces WhiteGlow Matte look all in one DD Crème SPF 20

Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow Matte look all in one DD Crème SPF 20 comes in2 shades of pink beige and natural beige that are suitable for all skin tones. It is priced at Rs. 275 for 30 gm. It is available at Lotus Exclusive Brand Outlets and select premium beauty and departmental stores across the country

शनिवारवाडा नृत्य व संगीत महोत्सव

गणेश वंदना रंगीत तालिम

18वा शनिवारवाडा नृत्य व संगीत महोत्सव रविवार, दि. 10 फेब्रुवारी रोजी शनिवारवाडा समोरील प्रांगणात संपन्न होणार आहे.

या कार्यक्रमाची सुरूवात प्रख्यात भरतनाट्यम् नृत्यांगना डॉ. स्वाती दैठणकर आणि त्यांच्या नुपूरनाद संस्थेच्या 11 शिष्यांनी सादर केलेल्या गणेशवंदनाने होईल.

याची रंगीत तालीम काल शनिवारवाडा समोरील प्रांगणातील रंगमंचावर करण्यात आली.

त्यामध्ये डॉ. स्वाती दैठणकर व त्यांच्या शिष्या. ही गणेशवंदना सुमारे 5.30 मिनिटांची असून याचे संगीत ज्येष्ठ संतुरवादक पं. डॉ. धनंजय दैठणकर यांचे आहे. तसेच याचे गायन पं. रघुनंदन पणशीकर यांनी केले आहे.

For the first time Joanna Broughton; the Executive Director, Truefitt & Hill Global alongwith Katie and Alice Broughton, visited India with an outline of Global and Indian Brand Expansion. Seen here at the Koregaon Park outlet, on 7th February 2019.

A celebration of love this Valentine’s Day at Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi

February’19: Nestled in the heart of IT park, Radisson Blu brings to its patrons an array of exquisite and lavish offerings to celebrate the most romantic day of the year. This Valentine’s Day, guests can profess their love in the most special way and escape to the luxurious comforts of Radisson Blu Hinjawadi.

“Tune into passion at the all-day dining restaurant Café Blu “

2 glasses of complimentary wine or 2 draught beers with soulful music played by the DJ will enchant your mood. Café Blu’s atmosphere is mesmerized with romantic tunes, further elevating the Valentine’s Day theme

Guests may savour Executive Chef Ilandherai Vadivel specially curated buffet menu showcasing offerings from across the globe.

Rs.499 plus taxes for couples –only for 2 glasses of wine/draught. The buffet will be charged separately

“Love is in the air” at OTT

Guests may celebrate this Valentine’s Day with their beloved over a three-course degustation menu prepared by Executive Chef Ilandherai Vadivel with love.

Rs. 1,999 plus taxes for couples – Three-course degustation menu, 2 glass Mocktails, heart-shaped red velvet cake, table décor and a Live Band

“Profess love with exquisite silver and gold package”

For couples craving for private moments under the stars, they may celebrate fall in love with a gourmet evening in candle-lit, elegant setting over a pairing menu that features notes of blossoms and luxurious concoctions. The guests can enjoy majestic views and enjoy live music and specially crafted menu by the Executive Chef.

Silver: 3999+taxes

Seating for two with petals and candles on the table, specially curated menu with a mocktail and Heart shaped red velvet cake

Gold: 4999+ taxes

Private Seating for two with petals and candles on the table, Specially crafted menu, 2 glasses of sparkling wine, Flower bouquet, Heart shaped red velvet cake and a pick and drop facility within 5 kms.

Valentine’s Day Getaway

This package is specifically suited for those in love. Couples can make this day truly memorable by escaping to the luxurious comforts of Radisson Blu Hinjawadi filling the day and night with romance with that someone special. They can enjoy majestic views from the lap of luxury accompanied and enjoy romantic dinner under the sky. It is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day.

Priced at 8999+ taxes it offers- Bouquet of beautiful red roses for the lady upon arrival, Bottle of sparkling wine, Specially curated menu, Heart shaped red velvet cake, pick and drop facility within 5kms and a honeymoon decorated room.

Date: 14th February’19

Time: 1900 HRS to 2300 HRS

Where: Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi