A lavish affair at the Square, Novotel Pune’s ‘Vive la Desserts’ Sunday Brunch

 The French have bestowed upon us some of the finest dishes; from wine, to cheese, to bread, they’ve mastered it all, but they say- leave it to the French when it comes to desserts because no one quite does it like the French do!

From the famous Crème brûlée, to Crepes, Macaroons, Éclair Au Chocolate, they’re known for some of the most scrumptious desserts in the world.

Now if you’re a dessert snob then the ‘Vive la Desserts’ Sunday Brunch at the Square, Novotel Pune is the ultimate destination for you this weekend where all your dessert cravings will be satiated!

Sunday brunches make those lazy Sunday afternoons a lot more fun and enjoyable as you gear up for the week ahead and what better way to do that than spending it at the Sunday brunch at the Square, Novotel Pune! Enjoy a lavish spread of buffet along with an extravagant, decadent dessert spread handcrafted by their pastry chefs.

Crème Brûlée, tarte Tatin, Blueberry Violet Éclairs, Cappuccino Soufflé and many more classical French desserts will leave you spellbound at the Square, Novotel Pune’s Vive la Desserts Sunday Brunch!

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019

Time: 12:30 Pm- 4:00 Pm

Venue: The Square, Novotel Pune, Viman Nagar

Unwind at the Carnival Brunch at Café Blu

Brunches are known to be the best way to relax, unwind and rejuvenate.

Sipping on your favourite drink, while feasting on some appetizing food will leave you feeling all cozy and snug as you bask in the company of your friends and family; it’s true, there is no better feeling in the world!

The Carnival brunch at the Café Blue at Radisson Blu hotel, Hinjewadi has is hosting a special buffet spread to make your Sunday brunches merrier and full of memories!

With a lavish spread of buffet which includes different soups, appetizers, salads, mains, along with seven live counters, heady beverages and a plethora of dessert options, the brunch at Café Blu has a little something for every foodie.

The live counters will have options right from the Asian wok, to Shawarmas, Dilli Chaat and much more! The delectable spread will be accompanied with a live band performance to swoon to along with fun activities for your kids!

A selfie counter with the Carnival brunch theme, an extravagant brunch spread, enticing offers, fun activities for kids, and much more in store of you, the Carnival Brunch at Café Blu, Radisson Blu, Hinjewadi promises a delicious, relaxed afternoon for you and your family!

7th April’19

Time: 12:30 Pm- 4:00 Pm

Venue: Café Blu at The Radisson Blu, Hinjewadi, Pune

Emcure launches world’s first generic Eribulin for treatment of metastatic breast cancer


Eribulin will be available in India at approximately 40% cost of the innovator brand


April 3, 2019: Emcure Pharmaceuticals, a leading integrated global pharmaceutical company from India today announced the launch of the world’s first generic version of Eisai Pharmaceutical’s Halaven (Eribulin) for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Emcure will be marketing the drug under brand name ‘Eribilin’, with an aim to offer high-quality and cost-effective treatment option to breast cancer patients in India.


As per reports from the Indian Council of Medical Research & Population Based Cancer Registry (ICMR-PBCR) Breast cancer is the commonest occurring cancer in urban Indian women and the second commonest in rural women. Although world class breast cancer treatment is available in India, majority of the patients are unable to access it due to lack of quality infrastructure, skills and above all financial resources. 


“Incidence of breast cancer is on the rise in India and being a price sensitive market with low awareness, with the launch of Eribilin we aim to provide a proven and cost-effective treatment of high quality and efficacy as offered by the innovator brand. It is a proud moment for Emcure to launch Eribilin, the world’s first generic version of the innovator brand that will break the price barrier making it a cost-effective option for patients,” said Mr. Sainath Iyer,President – Business Strategy & Specialty Business – Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd


Various Indian studies suggest that about 20% of breast cancers are triple-negative breast cancers. Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is cancer that tests negative for estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, and excess HER2 protein. It means that the growth of the cancer is not fuelled by the hormones estrogen and progesterone, or by the HER2 protein. Even though chemotherapy may work well for this type of breast cancer, the chance of relapse is high and overall prognosis is poor than the other types of breast cancer.


Emcure’s Eribilin has been approved by DCGI to be marketed in India. “Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting women in India and its incidence is on the rise. Currently available treatment for triple negative breast cancer in India is out of reach of most patients due to its high cost. Emcure’s Eribilin will change this scenario by offering a world-class, high quality drug at a reasonable price to the patients in India” said Mr. Sainath Iyer,President – Business Strategy & Specialty Business – Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd


Eribulin is a non-taxane inhibitor of microtubule dynamics and remains effective in MBC previously treated with an anthracycline and a taxane. Eribulin is a complex API derived from a marine natural product called Halocondrin B. “Emcure’s R&D resources are equipped with technical competence and state-of-the-art development facility to develop such complex generics. Generic Eribulin is a landmark achievement of Emcure’s R&D efforts both in API manufacturing and formulation,” said Dr. Mukund Gurjar, Chief Scientific Officer, Emcure Pharmaceuticals.


Emcure will manufacture generic Eribulin at its state of the art plant at Hinjewadi in Pune and market it at a cost which will be approximately 40% less than the innovator brand bringing hope to millions of breast cancer patients in India. The drug would currently be marketed in India, however Emcure plans to register the brand in international markets as well, wherever the drug is about to go off-patent.


Dada J.P. Vaswani’s books attract booklovers & publishers at the London Book Fair 2019



Gita Publishing House (GPH) participated in the prestigious London Book Fair, held last fortnight for three days, at the famous Olympia Center. The city received the team with a warm and sunny welcome much against the odds of the usually grey London weather. With such a positive kickstart, the rest of the fair proved to be a great success. It also reinstated the fact that teachings of saintly souls continue spreading the light even after they’ve left their physical abode. Such was evident as fans and followers of the author and humanitarian, J.P. Vaswani flocked to the booth of GPH to check out the new book editions and progress of existing works. Gita Publishing House is a self publishing arm of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, Pune, working since long to bring out the writings of the Spiritual Masters Sadhu Vaswani and Dada J. P. Vaswani.


So powerful was the penmanship of the humble J. P. Vaswani that his books have reformed the lives of his readers. What better example than the fact that publishers from Romania want to translate his writings in Romanian language. After having read and applied the teachings of J. P. Vaswani, the Romanian publishers wished to share the benefits with their countrymen and this was made possible by the earnest efforts of Ms. Gulshan Dudani, Managing Director of GPH.


Another success story was a Distributor from Abu Dhabi who took interest in Dada’s books to distribute in their country. Apart from these 2, an Indonesian publisher showed immense interest and plans to translate the Author’s books in Bahasa. Thus another triumphant endeavor was accomplished on yet another global platform by GPH and many more to go.



·         Cumulative sales stood at 1,14,057 tractors with highest ever domestic sales of 95,976, highest ever exports of 18,081  and highest ever annual production 1,17,503

·         Crossed 1 lakh tractor sales in 11 months (Apr-Feb’19)

·         Surpass industry growth 

Key Highlights 2018-19

Cumulative sales





2 April, 2019: India’s youngest and No.1 tractor brand across 4 countries, Sonalika International Tractors Limited, registers highest ever overall cumulative sales of 1,14,057 tractors with a growth of 13.8% in FY’19 with highest ever export of 18,081 tractors with a remarkable growth of 28.9% and highest ever domestic sale of 95,976 tractors with growth of 11.3%.

Commenting on the stupendous performance, Mr. Raman Mittal, Executive Director, Sonalika Group, said, “Last financial year, we achieved an overall cumulative growth of 13.8%, surpassing the industry growth. Our cumulative sales stood at 1,14,057 tractors with highest ever domestic sales: 95,976 & Exports: 18,081.

Our focus was on strengthening capabilities and competencies across the organization. As an outcome, we achieved the milestone of 1 lakh tractors sales in just 11 months (Apr-Feb’19).  Sikander, a new product series, with the promise of ‘Sabse kam diesel me sabse zyada taqat aur raftaar’ has received huge appreciation and acceptance from farmers across the country. We have also strengthened our channel presence in the Southern markets. Our employees who have been passionately driving the business, has got us the accolade of Best Employer Brand recognition.

Our state-of-art World no. 1 largest integrated tractor manufacturing plant has delivered the highest ever annual production of 1,17,503 tractors. We have set up a new innovation centre (R&D facility) in Delhi-NCR to cater to the evolving needs of farmers globally, at a faster pace.

In Exports, we strengthened our footprints in European markets by our presence across all countries and were the first to introduce CRDi engines in tractors.

Speaking about the company’s plans and industry outlook for FY’20, Mr. Mittal commented, “In the next financial year, we intend to remain focused on further strengthening our markets, new product portfolio viz. Sikander & Mileage Master Series, which will help us to continue our growth momentum at constant pace.  We are bullish about industry and our focus would be to keep surpassing industry growth. With the concept of growing together, we will continue to contribute towards the society, through various initiatives like crop residue management & skill development centres.”


The Westin Pune. They have recently appointed Mr Abhay Singh as Director of Operations.

Abhay Singh Appointed as Director of Operations, The Westin Pune Koregaon Park.

: The Westin Pune Koregaon Parkis pleased to welcome Mr. Abhay Singh as Director of Operations. An industry expert, Abhay holds an experience of more than 10 years in hospitality industry converting strategic vision into measurable results at various hotels.

As the Director of Operations, Mr. Abhay Singh will be responsible for heading and managing the hotel operations and maintaining high standards of guest satisfaction. A driven professional, Abhay is extremely passionate about enhancing customer experiences and achieving operational excellence with his team. Prior to joining Westin Pune, he served as the Director of Food & Beverage at Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa and Langkawi International convention center.

He has completed his hotel management degree at Institute of Hotel Management Aurangabad. He started his career as a F&B executive with Renaissance Mumbai. His passion for the hospitality industry has seen him rapidly rise through several positions within the company, with responsibilities spread across a gamut of functions. Throughout his career, he has worked with Marriott International across various luxury properties in India.

Speaking of his appointment, Abhay said, “I am elated to be part of the team atThe Westin Pune Koregaon Park. It feels like coming back home”.Abhay isa self-proclaimed workaholic who loves to play football and also loves to travel and explore new destinations.