Dancethon 2019 at Amanora Mall, Oasis

A tribute to late Nihal Khan, Winner of World Championship in the Solo Category

Pune: Amanora Mall is all set to celebrate the World Dance Day with a fresh enthusiasm .It’s the place to be this Sunday if you love watching or dancing

There will be 10 exclusive dance performances by various artists including a  Flash Mob and not to miss a fabulous performance by Sahil Sah, Choreographer & founder of Sipa.

So come and celebrate this World Dance Day with a great bang.

Where: Oasis, Amanora Mall, Hadapsar Pune

Day & Date: Sunday, 28th April, 2019

Time: 5 PM to 7 PM

Entry: FREE to all 

Shastriya Nritya Sanvardhan Sanstha (SNSS) presents 



This is the Grand finale of the Pune Dance Season held in honour of the International Dance Day 2019. After 10 days of events all over the city, 29 major classical dance institutes from the city come together to perform this extravaganza of classical dance. 

Venue – Creaticity Amphitheatre (Formerly Ishaanya Mall)
Date –Tuesday  30th April 2019

Time – 7pm to 9:30pm (ENTRY FREE for all)


सोशल मिडिया डॉक्यूमेंट्री चे उद्घाटन

येत्या 28 एप्रिल ला

पुणे:-हमारा मुव्ही निर्मित “सोशल मिडिया” डॉक्यूमेंट्री चे दिग्दर्शन रोहित नरवडे केले आहे.

     आजची तरुण पिढीने सोशल मिडियाचा सकारात्मक वापर कसा करावा हे त्यात दाखविण्यात आले आहे.सोशल मिडियाचे फायदे आपापल्या क्षेत्रात कसे करता येईल हा ह्या डॉक्यूमेंट्रीचा  मुळ उद्देश आहे.तसेच यामध्ये विविध उदाहरणे घेऊन चित्रीकरण केले आहे.ही डॉक्यूमेंट्री 30 मिनिटांची आहे व प्रथमच असा वेगळा विषय दिग्दर्शकाने निवडला आहे.

            तसेच या स्क्रिनींग ला श्याम मनोहर – साहित्य अकादमी पुरस्कार विजेते लेखक ,नरेंद्र भिडे – संगीत दिग्दर्शक,प्रकाश मगदूम – डायरेक्टर, राष्ट्रीय चित्रपट संग्रहालय,मेघराज राजेभोसले – अध्यक्ष, मराठी चित्रपट महामंडळ,निलांबरी जोशी – प्रसिद्ध लेखिका, संगणक तज्ञ,मुक्ता चैतन्य – ब्लॉगर, सोशल मीडिया अभ्यासक,शरद तांदळे – बेस्टसेलर पुस्तक लेखक, उद्योजक,राधिका फडके – पुणे जिल्हा सायबर सेल, इनस्पेक्टर,संजय जोशी – पुस्तक क्रिटीक,अजय दुधाने – भारतातील तिसरे व महाराष्ट्रातील पहिले सायबर व्यसनमुक्ती केंद्राचे संस्थापक, समाजसेवक

,तेजश्री कांबळे – आकाशवाणी पुणे, प्रोग्राम प्रोड्युसर, निवेदिक,अमोल उदगीरकर – प्रसिद्ध चित्रपट समीक्षक व लेखक,शैलेश बोभाटे – वज्रा वर्ल्ड रेकॉर्ड होल्डर, मोटिव्हेशनल स्पिकर,अजित केरूरे – कडक स्पेशल,सचिन केळकर – भारतातील प्रचंड लोकप्रिय व लाइक्स असलेली सर्व क्षेत्रांतील 26 पेजेस चे अ‍ॅडमिन, फेसबुक ला भेट देणारे भारतातील 10 व्यक्तींमध्ये सामावेश, जगभरातील 17/18 कंपण्यांना टेक सोल्युशन अशा अनेक मान्यवरांच्या उपस्थितीत हा सोहळा होणार आहे.

            येत्या 28 एप्रिल ला दुपारी 2 वाजता राष्ट्रीय फिल्म संग्रहालय ,पुणे येथे याचे स्क्रिनिंग होणार आहे.प्रवेश विनामुल्य असून पुणेकरांनी जास्तीत जास्त याचा लाभ घ्यावा असे आव्हाहन करण्यात आले आहे .याचे आयोजन श्रीपद्मा पब्लिसिटी यांनी केले आहे.

HenHao Chi Baan Tao – Chinese Food Festival

: Hyatt Pune, Kalyani Nagar; known for hosting international festival with Chefs travelling from across the globe, this time as some mandarin surprise stored for you. Started April 25, 2019; Baan Tao – the award winning Pan-Asian restaurant of the hotel is hosting a Chinese food festival with an International Chef Sun Wenlin, at its award-winning Pan Asian restaurant the Baan Tao.
Known to have successfully headed multiple food festivals, the ever enthusiastic Chef Sun Wenlin will be handcrafting traditional preparations throughout the festival from 25th April to 12thMay, 2019.
Chef Sun has created a special a la carte menu that features all the exotic curated dishes like Dou Ban Jiang Beans, Sichuan Chicken, Prawn Salt and Pepper, Mapo tofu, Wok tossed spinach, mushroom, pickle chili sauce, Fish black bean sauce and much much more. A delicious spicy treat delighting the palette of vegetarians and non-vegetarians awaits you all at Baan Tao for lunch and dinner.
So head to BaanTao for a heavenly gastronomic journey with elevated taste, flavour, presentation and overall exuberance at the gorgeous Baan Tao.

Dates: 25th April – 12th May, 2019
Meal: Lunch (12:30pm – 3:30pm)
Dinner (7pm – 11pm)
Venue: Baan Tao at Hyatt Pune, Kalyani Nagar

Bajaj Finance Ltd launches five digitally-enabled Fixed Deposit service branches in Pune


·         Branches equipped with Interactive Digital counters, Alexa Kiosks and Wifi-enabled tabs


 Bajaj Finance Ltd, a deposit accepting Non-Banking Financial Institution (‘NBFC’) and a lending arm of Bajaj Finserv group, has launched five digitally- enabled Fixed Deposit service branches in Camp, Nalstop, Fatima Nagar, Pimpri and Aundh area of Pune. The Company plans to open 40-50 branches across the country over the next 12-24 months.

These branches are equipped with digital counters, Alexa Kiosks and Wi-fi enabled tabs which will enable the customer to transact, invest and get more details on the Fixed Deposits with Bajaj Finance Ltd.


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sachin Sikka, Business Head- Retail & Corporate Liabilities of Bajaj Finance Limited said: “Deposits contribute to 15% of the Company’s borrowings and it is important that we service the retail depositors through the digital platform as well, apart from the existing multiple mediums. For a commoditised and tradition asset class like Fixed Deposits, one cannot underestimate the micro market strategy and the key is to provide quicker and convenient access to retail depositors.


We are quite positive that these digital-enabled branches will be to the delight of our esteemed customers seeking instant information on deposit and insurance products, making the process faster and seamless”


Bajaj Finance Ltd. Fixed Deposit offers a lucrative interest rate of 8.75%, which can go up to 9.10% for Senior citizens, with a reliable interest flow and has the highest ratings on safety and stability with ICRA’s MAAA (stable) rating and CRISIL’s FAAA/Stable rating. Customer can start by depositing an amount as low as Rs. 25000/- with a flexible tenor option of 12 to 60 months.


About Bajaj Finance Limited


Bajaj Finance Limited, the lending company   Bajaj Finserv group, is one of the most diversified NBFCs in the Indian market catering to more than 31 million customers across the country. Headquartered in Pune, the company’s product offering includes Consumer Durable Loans, Lifestyle Finance, Digital Product Finance, Personal Loans, Loan against Property, Small Business Loans, Home loans, Credit Cards, Two-wheeler and Three-wheeler Loans, Commercial lending/SME Loans, Loan against Securities and Rural Finance which includes Gold Loans and Vehicle Refinancing Loans along with Fixed Deposits. Bajaj Finance Limited prides itself on holding the highest credit rating of FAAA/Stable for any NBFC in the country today.

Captions for photograph – Left to Right- Mr. Sachita Mohanty, Mr. Lohit Mannan (National Manager- Product & COE, Retail & Corporate Liabilities), Mr. Amitabh Panda (National Manager- IFA Growth), Mr. Mahesh Gupta (Sr. Vice President- SMC Global), Mr. Sachin Sikka, Mr. Chetan Kunder (National Manager- IFA Prime), Mr. Sanjay Abhyankar (1st FD Customer), Mr. Panikumar Katakam (National Manager- National Distributor).

“There came a hope – when there was no hope!”

Stem Cell Therapy saves Micro Preemie Newborn who suffered from broncho-pulmonary dysplasia


·         Surya Hospitals successfully performed Intra-pulmonary stem cell therapy in saving the life of a baby born prematurely & suffered from severest form of broncho-pulmonary dysplasia(BPD)

·         Surya Hospitals reports first-of-its-kind use of Stem Cell Therapy for BPD case in a micro preemie newborn

·         There are no reports of its therapeutic use of stem cells in human newborns after the establishment of BPD disease in India or elsewhere in the world

Born prematurely during the 26th week of pregnancy with a birth weight of 600 grams, Rudransh (now 10 months old) got a new lease of life with Intra-pulmonary stem cell therapy. 

The Micro Preemie newborn, who developed severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) was saved by a multidisciplinary team of experts at Surya Hospitals.

The baby presented as one of the most complicated cases to the team, which successfully performed Intra-pulmonary stem cell therapy to save his life. Rudransh- the micro-preemie, after going through all critical health problems, finally emerged as a superstar.


The infant was delivered by emergency lower (uterine) segment Caesarean section (LSCS). Pregnancy was complicated by severe intrauterine growth restriction.

There were severe abnormalities in the umbilical vessel on Doppler studies that necessitated urgent preterm delivery at 26 weeks. The infant was suffering from severe respiratory distress, infections, anemia, and low platelet counts.

It was a big challenge for the medical team to save the micro preemie as he had already developed severe BPD / chronic lung disease (CLD) of prematurity. 


With bleak chances of survival, the infant was transferred to Surya Hospital, on 24th July 2018, on day-27 of life on request of parents as the baby could not be weaned off from ventilator (artificial respiratory support), in spite of repeated attempts, because of the severity of BPD.


“To best of our knowledge, this is the first report of the use of the therapy in an established case of BPD in a micro preemie newborn” informed Dr.Nandkishor Kabra, Director, NICU, Surya Hospitals who led a multidisciplinary team.


“After controlling infections, Rudransh was started on DART regimen of systemic steroids to facilitate weaning from ventilatory support on day 33 of life (30/07/2018). The infant was gradually weaned from ventilator to non-invasive support of high CPAP with a higher PEEP of 9 cm of water and oxygen concentration of 60% on 2/8/2018, but the baby had to be put on to ventilator again with very high-pressure settings because of severity of BPD” added  Dr. Hari Balasubramanian, Consultant, Neonatologist, Surya Hospitals.


The critical condition continued. Parents and extended family members were counselled about the baby’s condition. The infant had completed 43 weeks CGA and achieved 2 kg weight by October 24, 2018.For the family, it was a very tough time and they looked for any miraculous intervention. Parents were told about the option of stem cell therapy for the management of severe BPD as a last possible option by Dr.Nandkishor Kabra.


“At this point of time, after counselling with parents, we decided to go ahead with the therapy of stem cells given in the lungs through a breathing tube for treatment of BPD.Infant tolerated the procedure well. The infant was monitored for any anaphylactic reactions and an increase in ventilatory settings followed by administration of stem cell therapy.  His overall condition was examined through various tests which started giving signs of improvement,” explained Dr.Bhupendra S Avasthi, Pediatrician, MD, and Founder of Surya Hospitals.


“Caring this child was a herculean task. This was only possible because of a team of dedicated doctors and nursing staff.  Multidisciplinary management in the form of heart scans, brain scans, bone integrity checks, hearing assessments, skin care, physiotherapy, and maternal lactation support was also required,” added Dr.Avasthi.


After 8 ½ months of birth, the infant was finally discharged home with home oxygen therapy on 11th March 2019 with a weight of 4.67 kg. The infant is being followed up in OPD regularly by the multi-disciplinary team and appears to be improving with each passing month.


Rudransh’s case highlights the fact that infant’s with severe BPD can survive in sophisticated neonatal care and good teamwork could make that happen said,Dr Nandkishor Kabra. Surya Hospital has served as a standalone newborn hospital in the heart of Mumbai city for the past 35 years. The country’s first surviving 24 week newborn baby SURYA was discharged from Surya Hospitals on March 2011. Following this we have managed to save 60 babies born at ≤ 24 weeks, who are enrolled in our long term follow-up program, added Dr.Kabra. Most of them have pleasantly surprised us with near normal neurodevelopment, explained Dr. Balasubramanian. SAKSHI – India’s first surviving 23 week preterm newborn was also discharged from the same hospital in 2015. GOLDEN -another 23 week preterm newborn was discharged home healthy in 2016. NIRVAAN – India’s first surviving baby born at 22 weeks was also discharged from this hospitalin 2017.


According to experts, the use of stem cell therapy in extremely premature human newborns was reported from Seoul in South Korea in 2014. It was used as a preventive measure in a very high-risk population of infants born at 24 to 26 weeks of maturity.


Indulge in authentic Pan Asian flavors at The Sqaure, Novotel Pune this Sunday!


: A Sunday brunch is the highlight of any weekend and the brunch at The Square at Novotel Pune offers a lavish affair. Get ready to savor authentic Pan Asian flavors!


The enticing smell of succulent Dimsum, satays and rich aroma of steaming hot stir-fries will satiate all your hunger pangs. Come along with family or friends for a tempting tour to the world of aromatic flavors from the far east, as our chefs stir up a hearty meal with well-chosen exotic spices and ingredients. Vegetarian or Non- Vegetarian- The Square has a little something to offer to everyone!


Now If that sounds like a perfect brunch fix you’re looking for then visit the “House of Chopsticks” Sunday Brunch on at Square, Novotel Pune this Sunday!


Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Venue: The Square, Novotel Pune

Cost: INR 1200 ++

Mrs West India – Empress of West India 2019’ – transforming lives!


Season 2 Grand Finale



In its 2nd year, the glittering finale of ‘Mrs West India – Empress of West India 2019’ – Season 2, held at the HYATT Pune on 21st April’19 truly enhanced lives of all 32 Finalists. These ladies who were auditioned across the States of Maharastra, Gujarat and Goa, displayed tales of valour and courage. This platform elevated ordinary women onto the big stage –  Women Empowerment in it’s true sense.


They were expertly groomed for five days, in different aspects of the pageant – Introduction, Voice Modulation, Stage Presence, Q&A, Ramp Walk – all of which were enhanced, under the expert guidance of Karl & Anjana Mascarenhas of DIVA Pageants.


Mahek Chahal (actress), Nayana Dixit (actress), Shibani Kashyap (singer), Rraj Kaushal (Director), Sumit Kumar (GM, Hyatt Pune), Vivek Mendonsa (Lawrence & Mayo), Mona Borse (Queen of the World 2019), Namrata Dube (Mrs West India 2018) were the eminent judges for the evening.


Popular TV actor, Aman Yatan Verma wowed the audience as he anchored the grand show with style and panache. Shibani Kashyapenthralled the audience crooning her popular numbers, as the past DIVAs danced away.


The finalists showcased their impeccable grooming, carrying  themselves with confidence and grace, towards winning the crowns. The distinguished judges surely had a tough time in zeroing in the 6 best amongst the 16 semi-finalists, from the two categories – Silver (age 20 to 36) and Gold (37 and above).


The results for the evening were :


Title Winners:  

Mrs West India – Empress of West India 2019 – Silver : Vartika Patil

Mrs West India – Empress of West India 2019 – Gold : Hetal Kasliwal


1st Runner-up- Silver : Cynthia Furtado

1st Runner-up- Gold : Manju Kataria


2nd Runner-up- Silver : Swati Gundawar

2nd Runner-up- Gold : Irfana Shaikh


Four regional Queens were also chosen from across West India  –

Queen of Mumbai – Prachi Mhatre

Queen of Nashik – Kunda Shinde

Queen of Nagpur – Preeti Deshmukh

Queen of Pune – Manju Nankani


The winners walked home with their gorgeous crowns, cash prizes & gifts from Modasutra, Lawrence & Mayo, The Tarot Lady, Skinworks & Royal Organic.


A truly stupendous evening that exemplified the DIVA catchline : “Dare * Dream * Dazzle”, which turned out to be one of the grandest pageants held in West India!.




The grand finale of Mrs Mrs West India – Empress of West India 2019 – Season 2, powered by HYATT Pune, concluded with much elan! Seen in the pic :

1.The 6 winners alongwith Anjana & Karl Mascarenhas of DIVA Pageants –

Gold : 2nd Runner-up Irfana Shaikh, 1st Runner-up Manju Kataria, Winner Hetal Kasliwal and

Silver : Winner Vartika Patil, 1st Runner-up Cynthia Furtado, 2nd Runner-up Swati Gundawar


2.The 4 Queens across West India from Mumbai, Nasik, Nagpur & Pune, with Shibani Kashyap :

Kunda Shinde (Nashik), Manju Nankani (Pune), Preeti Deshmukh (Nagpur) & Prachi Mhatre (Mumbai)


3. Nayana Dixit, Anjana Mascarenhas, Aman Verma, Shibani Kashyap & Karl Mascarenhas 

Book Release

New Arrival
God Is Universal
Vishwakarma Publications
Rajinder Kaur Johal

Guru Nanak was a great champion of love and brotherhood in humanity. In a process of bridging the gap between two great religions namely Hinduism and Islam, he evolved a very powerful revolutionary and reformatory thesis of his own. This religious consciousness that he evolved is based on seeking, learning and contemplation which formed a basis for Sikhism. God being the mainstay and absolute truth that exists in the religious consciousness of India people, it was possible to create a thesis that is so revolutionary in the contemporary time period and without bloodshed. if at all bloodshed happened, it was willingly sacrificed to preserve human rights and convictions in the faith of self and others. Guru Nanak’s thesis on the oneness of God and its Universal nature is not only a positive impulse and force but also a value system that is necessary to restore world peace and Human Brotherhood.