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After announcing a power packed line-up of 72 Originals across 6 languages (till March 2020) at its first anniversary, ZEE5 launched its high voltage Original ‘Sex, Drugs & Theatre’ at an event in Pune.

With an aim to strengthen its Marathi Originals library, on the back of a phenomenal response to earlier content including Date With Saie, Liftman and Veergati; ZEE5’s latest 10-episode web series premieres on 5th March 2019.

Bipasha Basu (Centre) unveils the book “The New Trends in ART” at the largest congregation of experts at ISAR2019, the 24th Annual Conference of ISAR, held in Mumbai. Also seen in the picture (L to Bipasha) Dr Rishma Pai, President, ISAR, Dr Nandita Palshetkar, President, FOGSI, (r to Bipasha)Dr Jaideep Malhotra and Dr Hrishikesh Pai, Organizing Chairperson, ISAR2019 along with others.

30-years-old pregnant Heart Patient at high risk, Doctors save two lives

· Skipping blood thinners in anticipation of her baby proved near fatal

· Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital’s experts from Cardiology, Gynaecology, Neonatology and, Paediatrics joined hands to perform two successful surgeries to give a new lease of life

Sunanda Sharma (Name Changed), 30, came to a city Hospital with multiple challenges for the team of doctors. Advanced stage pregnancy and life threatening heart condition posed a serious threat to mother and unborn child.

Sunanda was admitted at Aakash Healthcare at a time when both the patient and her baby in the womb were struggling for survival and the doctors had the most challenging task for them.

Two lives were on peril and any delay could be fatal. A multidisciplinary team of doctors swung into action and saved both lives.

First the experts saved life of the baby and went on to perform a risky second heart valve replacement surgery to save the mother’s life.

Seven years ago, Sunanda had undergone Heart Valve Replacement (Mitral Heart Replacement) surgery and put on strict routine of lifelong blood thinners to prevent clotting on her metallic heart valve.

Last year, she conceived and her delivery was scheduled on early January 2019.

Since early January she stopped taking her blood thinners in anticipation of her baby, and in overwhelming excitement just forgot her underlying heart condition.

Suddenly she developed breathlessness and difficulty in breathing. In the initial tests of her heart at a local hospital in Rewari, it showed that her metallic heart valve had developed acute clots and had stopped functioning. This is a life threatening condition which has 50% survival chances even in the best of hospitals worldwide. Immediately, she was transferred to Aakash Healthcare in Delhi.

By the time she reached the Emergency room, her oxygen level went very low, and she was immediately put on ventilation to save her life as well as of the baby in her womb. Her quick medical history revealed her previous Heart Valve Replacement surgery and the doctors also discovered the fact that she stopped taking her prescribed blood thinners.

Her condition was diagnosed as Stuck Metallic Valve of the heart with water in the lungs(Pulmonary Edema).Her body oxygen levels were low even with support of the ventilator. First of all, two teams- led by Cardiac Anaesthetist Dr Gaurav and Gynaecologist by Dr Sumana Banerjee and Dr Richa Gupta- opted for emergency caesarean section and the baby was successfully delivered.

Another team of neonatologists led by Dr Gaurav Jain and Dr Meena awaited the birth of the baby with all possible logistics and supporting staff, expert in new born resuscitation.

According to Dr Gaurav Jain, “Though it was a successful delivery but everyone was shocked to see the baby not crying and by this time, the patient’s heart stopped working. In the next few minutes, the entire team made prudent efforts to bring back life into the newly born but to no avail. The next couple of days were extremely critical at state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit of Aakash Healthcare, before the baby finally showed any sign of life.”

Meanwhile, over 5-6 hours of the delivery, condition of the mother deteriorated with severe lack of oxygen in the body and additional complications. She had little chance of survival, according to specialists.

A highly experienced cardiac team comprising of d and Dr Amrish Kumar examined Sunanda who was in an extremely serious condition and they zeroed down on a second Heart Mitral Valve Replacement surgery to correct her stuck heart valve.

“A redo of the Heart mitral Valve Replacement surgery is an extremely risky surgical adventure and at this stage it carries over 80 percent on table mortality risk. The same was explained to the family,” said Dr Abhay Kumar.

The team performed a second Heart Mitral Replacement Surgery on the patient battling consecutive cardiac arrests thrice in the operation room. It was an 8 hour long surgery in the operation theatre before the patient was completely stabilized and brought back to the intensive care unit.

Sunanda case manifests a classic example of excellent multi-disciplinary team efforts of the highly efficient and experienced doctors at Aakash Healthcare. The entire team of medical, para medical and support staff extended their unending support to make the procedure successful.

Celebrate the women power @ Novotel Pune

– It is a proud feeling to be a woman and International Woman’s day is a day to celebrate being a woman.

Hailed by patrons for its grandiose interiors and excellent food quality, Novotel Pune Nagar Road is a place to spend a wonderful time on 8th March.

The hotel team is set to express their gratitude to women guests and pay ode to the ladies with bonuses that will be the token of love and appreciation from the team. Dine at The Square, as fun activities like cupcake decoration and gifts await you with a cherry on top of benefit of 20% discount on lunch buffet paired with welcome drink.

Unwind with your girl gang at Soak and get immersed a little extra love from the team with one drink of your choice and a platter of starters, both complimentary.

Where: Novotel Pune Nagar Road
When: March 8, 2019
Offers for ladies :

The Square – 20% discount on lunch buffet plus complimentary welcome drink.
Flash your corporate ID and pay for 10 on a table of 12

Soak – First drink of choice and starter platter complimentary

AIT, Pune’s team Aqua bags platinum award at KPIT Sparkle 2019

Team Aqua from Army Institute of Technology, Pune, won the platinum award of Rs 10,00,000 at the fifth edition of KPIT Sparkle 2019 for developing a vertical axis water turbine (VAWT), which is 24 per cent more efficient than a conventional system.

The turbine can be used for both small and large-scale energy production and in all flow conditions.

KPIT, the global leader in automotive engineering and mobility solutions, announced the winners of its annual national design and development innovation contest, KPIT Sparkle 2019.

The competition aims at fostering innovation among students by providing them with an opportunity to imagine, ideate and develop innovations with a high social impact on sustainability. In the last five years, KPIT Sparkle has received nearly 6000 ideas from more than 50,000 students nationally.

The theme for the 2019 edition was ‘Energy and Mobility for the Future. ‘ It sought futuristic solutions, based on cutting-edge technologies, to solve problems in areas, such as renewable energy generation, energy storage, energy utilisation and clean, safe, shared, connected, and secure mobility.

Ravi Pandit, co-founder, chairman, and group CEO, KPIT said, “Sparkle is our endeavour to provide young and aspiring minds with an opportunity to explore and apply new technology trends. It is a manifestation of our efforts to achieve sustainability. It will be pivotal in contributing towards our new vision of reimagining mobility with the ecosystem for the creation of a cleaner, smarter and safer world.”

KPIT Sparkle 2019 received more than 2000 ideas from around 22,000 students across more than 1,100 colleges in India. The Top 30 teams presented working prototypes of their solutions at the grand finale held on February 23 and 24, 2019, at the Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE).

The finalists were evaluated by a jury comprising national and international experts from the academic, business, automotive and technology fields, including Padma Vibhushan Dr R A Mashelkar, chairman, Innovation Council, KPIT; Dr Peter F Tropschuh, vice president, Strategy Sustainability, AUDI AG; Dr Ashish Lele, chief scientist and former chair-Polymer Science Engineering Division, CSIR-National Chemical Lab; Dr Milind Rane, professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay; Dr Siddhartha Mukhopadhyay, professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur; Dr Praveen Kumar, professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Guwahati; MasashigeMizuyama, automotive CTO, Panasonic Corporation; Tapish Bhatt, vice president, Centre for Innovation Incubation & Entrepreneurship (CIIE), IIM Ahmedabad; Praveen Nahar, senior faculty member, Industrial Design, National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad); Dr Carl Perrin, director, Institute for Future Transport & Cities, Coventry University; and Rafi Maor, chairman, RON Investments Ltd.

महाशिवरात्री चा भक्तिमय कार्यक्रम

सर्वोत्कृष्ट पब्लिक चॅरिटेबल ट्रस्ट यांच्या मार्फत महाशिवरात्रीचे औचित्य साधून शंकराच्या व इतर मराठी व हिंदी भजनांचा भक्तिमय कार्यक्रम जय जय शिव शंकर चे आयोजन करण्यात आले आहे.

या कार्यक्रमात चित्रा आपटे ,अमृता कोलटकर या गायिका गाजी सादर करणार असून सुप्रसिद्ध गायक श्री राजेश दातार शंकरा वर आधारित सुरेख रचना सादर करण्यात येणार आहेत.

सदरच्या उपक्रमाचे हे चौथे वर्ष असून ह्या वर्षीपासून खास रसिकांकरिता हा कार्यक्रम सोमवार दि 4 मार्च सकाळी 7 वाजता बालगंधर्व रंगमदिरात सादर करण्यात येणार आहे.

तसेच यावर्षी महाशिवरात्री निमित्ताने सकाळीच या कार्यक्रमाचे आयोजन करण्यात आले आहे की जेणे करून रसिकांची महाशिवरात्री ची सकाळ शंकरमय वातावरणात सुरू व्हावी याकरिता यावर्षी हा नवीन उपक्रम राबविण्यात येत आहे तरी रसिकांनी या उपक्रमास भरभरून प्रतिसाद द्यावा असे आवाहन सर्वोकृष्ट ट्रस्ट मार्फत करण्यात आले आहे कार्यक्रमास प्रवेश मूल्य नसून ऐच्छिक मूल्य द्यावयाचे असल्यास दानपेटी ठेवण्यात आली आहे.

NIFD Deccan – Fashion & Interior Design Institute celebrates its Annual Day – THE MADIZERS 2019

Pune, February 2019: INIFD Deccan organised its Annual Day – Madizers 2019 on February 25, 2019, at Nehru Memorial Hall, Camp that truly lived up to the expectations of one and all. The event is the one that each student waits for every year. From dance performances (solo, duo and group) to singing to confessions being read out loud, this year’s Madizers was a complete hit. The students were pepped-up during the last two weeks with in-house competitions, auditions for main day performances!

The Jury and Chief Guest for the event was Mrs Sania Siddiqui. She is a conscious socialite, the Founder of Humjoli Foundation, a Health & Wellness Coach, Blogger, and an Author. She is also the city’s leading and successful health & lifestyle blogger and social influencer. Apart from being The Co-Founder of a non-profit school, she has recently authored a bestselling humour fiction – My Stuff Speaks. Her motto is to ‘Reach & Teach’, and, for her exemplary work in this field she is conferred with ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Award’ in New Delhi recently.

INIFD Deccan believes that every student requires having a little madness for them to be a good designer. Every designer is a good designer because there is a level of madness in every artist. It is this madness that requires them to be left unleashed once a year to refresh their creativity and artistic side. The students who showcased at the NEW YORK FASHION WEEK were also felicitated. Apart from this, the staff members also used this day to bust their stress and let their hair down. Last but not least, the list of spectacular performances saw a heart touching act as a tribute to the lives lost in the recent PULWAMA ATTACK. Let’s hope that each one of us strives to make a significant change in the lives of others to demonstrate love, peace and sobriety.