Month: May 2017


Isabelle Huppert received the Women in Motion Award and honored the director, Maysaloun Hamoud with the Young Talents Award at the official dinner hosted by 200 guests at Place de la Castre, which included Uma Thurman, Jessica Chastain and Catherine Deneuve.

Women in Motion welcomed more than 300 guests to discussions on the role of women in cinema with Robin Wright, Isabelle Huppert, Yang Yang, Salma Hayek Pinault, Costa-Gavras, Kaouther Ben Hania and Diane Kruger , who was presented with the Best Actress Prize at the 70th Festival de Cannes for her interpretation in In the fade by Fatih Akin.

Once again this year, Women in Motion opened the doors of the Kering suite on the 7th floor of the Majestic Barrière Hotel to more than 300 guests from the world of film and media to discuss the contribution and representation of women in the film industry during its Talks program, an event that have become a must at the Cannes Film Festival.

This season opened with a first Talk in the presence of the actress Robin Wright, known in particular as Claire Underwood in House of Cards, for which she finds herself for the first time behind the camera. While the disparities between women and men remain in cinema, Robin Wright has, among other things, come to defend the representation of women filmmakers by requesting industry professionals to continue giving them the floor, especially to the younger ones: “On must encourage the younger generation to express themselves. Feminism means equality: equal pay for equal work. Now things have to move on the side of the decision-makers and film financiers who are mostly men. It is time for things to change and for the new generation to take on this subject.

In parallel to the presentation of the two films in which she is currently appearing and which competed in the Official Selection, the international icon Isabelle Huppert expressed her position on the place of women in cinema. She is an inspiration to women the world over and has observed the major role women play before and behind the camera, for example in the United States where some of them “run studios and are courageous and very enterprising women.” So there is no path cut out for them, but “by being forced to take the byways can bring women greater freedom.Continue reading “FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, WOMEN IN MOTION HAS HONORED WOMEN AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL”

Peel Manor project a win for City, healthcare and seniors

Brampton City Council has approved a zoning and official plan amendment to allow for redevelopment of the Peel Manor Long Term Care centre. This project collaboration between the Region of Peel and City of Brampton will result in enhanced care for seniors and more liveable spaces for residents.

Key to this project is a land exchange where the City will give up part of Murray Street Park, allowing construction of the new long-term care facility. When the new facility is complete, the existing building will be demolished, and a portion of the land will become part of the Murray Street Park.

“This project is a great example of how the right partnerships create value,” said Regional Councillor Elaine Moore, Chair of the Planning and Development Committee. “It’s really a centre of excellence for seniors. Once it’s complete, the City, our seniors and our residents will benefit from increased access to healthcare and park space.”

The Peel Manor Long Term Care building has reached its useful lifespan, and significant improvements are now required. This project will increase the current configuration’s capacity, and will add living space for those with specialized needs. There will also be additional Adult Day Service, with 60 spaces available to serve 75-100 participants each day over various shifts. The Region of Peel has been envisioning the area around Peel Manor as a regional Seniors’ Services Hub.

“The redevelopment of Peel Manor shows how health partnerships can contribute to employment and improve quality of life in Brampton,” said Bob Darling, Director of Economic Development and Culture and the corporate leader responsible for the City’s Health Partnerships initiative. “Along with recent developments around Peel Memorial and the upcoming opening of ErinoakKids, we’re building great momentum in this sector.” Continue reading “Peel Manor project a win for City, healthcare and seniors”


  • Danube Properties has launched nine projects in just 3 years
  • Launches a new 40,000 square feet office located on Sheikh Zayed Road

Mumbai, 25th May 2017: Danube Properties, UAE’s leading property developer, capped off a successful 3years during which it launched 9 properties with its new 40,000 square feet office on Dubai’s prominent Sheikh Zayed Road. Founded in 2014 Danube Properties has become one of the most successful divisions for the Group. Its latest offering is the 29-storey high-rise called Bayz, part of the INR 790 crore project, the property is located in Business Bay and comprises of 456 apartment units with magnificent views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and other prominent structures such as the Marriott Marquee, the Dubai Canal, among others.

The launch was graced by Ex- Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, Danube Brand Ambassador for the Middle East, as well as the Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, Rizwan Sajan along with the senior management of the Group. While a majority of the properties are in the affordable-housing segment, they include state-of-the-art amenities like a swimming pool, a fully-equipped health club and a kid’s play area cum party hall.

Speaking about the Launch, Rizwan Sajan, Founder & Chairman of Danube Group, said “Our current portfolio is steadily growing and we are seeing increasing interest from people in India.  Our new state-of-the-art office will give customers the option to see all our project offerings as well as how the ready-to-move apartments will look. We are a growing team and with the help of this new office at such a convenient location, we aim to serve our customers better.”

Each of the Bayz apartments comes fully furnished with marble flooring in the living & dining area, modular kitchen, exquisite Spanish tiles, and top-notch finishes. Furthermore, every home will include a European technology enabled convertible sofa that makes way for a bed- tucked into the wall. With this project Danube Properties will offer the lowest price in the Business Bay area at just INR 1.1 crore and continue with their famous 1 percent payment plan, starting at INR 1,10,000 per month. Continue reading “SUSHMITA SEN INAUGRATES NEW DANUBE PROPERTIES”

Bring Vacation Vibes to Your Home with Attiser

Summer is here! The warm season brings excitement as people welcome thoughts of sun-kissed skin and laid-back moments in white, sandy beaches. Wish you could spend every waking moment of summer at the beach? Surround your home with summer vibes with designs from Attiser! With signature collections of handmade linens hand-block printed by artisans in India, Attiser’s traditional method was developed over 450 years ago.

Spruce up your space with carefully selected, eco-friendly materials from Attiser. Each item is handmade and comes with a distinctively splendid flair of bright colors that are blended with a refined French country style.

Express your sophisticated side and trendy taste in décor with the variety of bedding, tablecloths, curtains and more:

  • Bring the allure of India to your bedroom with Attiser quilts in bright, colorful designs that add a hint of Country French elegance and sophistication, giving a feeling of luxury and opulence with these richly designed custom pieces for your bedroom or living spaces.
  • Dress your dining room table or quaint breakfast nook with eye-catching Attiser fabric tablecloths from the finest handmade linens with an integration of Indian artistry and French style — they’ll be an instant classical favorite in your home.

Continue reading “Bring Vacation Vibes to Your Home with Attiser”

Advice for College Grads on Adjusting To “Real Life”

College Grads: Survive “Real Life” By Being Yourself
by Brian Connor, author of From Bud To Blow

College life is fake life. Class three hours a day (if you even go), nothing on Fridays, smoking and binge watching an entire TV show or drinking till bar close on a Tuesday. It’s a young adult utopia. So how do you transition out of that? How could you possibly survive in the real world? Simple. Tone it down a little.

People act like leaving that lifestyle is some big mystery. I go on recruiting visits to different colleges and get asked all the time “how do I prepare myself for the real world?” or “what can I do to better myself moving forward?” And I just look at these kids and want to tell them “well I’m hungover as shit sitting here right now, so you tell me?” As if I volunteered to go on the recruiting trip to actually recruit and not just drink on my company’s dime at a college campus again. And let’s not even talk about the recruiters themselves. Most were such big partiers in college they couldn’t get the actual job, so they joined the recruiting team.

At some point the phrase “the real life” was created, and since then people have looked down on college kids like they are these incompetent and immature idiots. But how long has it been since you were on the other side of that hate? One year? Three years? Weren’t we all those college kids at some point?

See, the biggest problem I have with “real life” is that the people are actually fake. You can call college life fake all you want. Because it is. It’s a bubble that 18-22 year olds live in for four years, then it pops and they go back to having normal schedules and responsibilities. So sure, it’s fake. But what you can’t say is the people themselves are fake. They are as real as it gets. If I had a group project in college, there was no beating around the bush with scheduling. We would tell each other if we had party plans, admit if we were hungover, call people out if they didn’t do their work, we were real. And we always got everything done on time.

In “real life” people walk around the office like robots and act like they’ve been these true-blood professionals their entire lives. It’s as if their personality is sucked from their body every time they walk in the office. But just three years ago those same people were probably Googling if their company drug tested while waiting to be interviewed by a hungover recruiter. So what happened in three years? Where did their personality go? You ever wonder why company parties get out of control? Because the alcohol turns everyone back from robots to real. And people just aren’t used to being real in the real world.

So ok, yes, you will have to adjust to waking up before noon on a weekday. But you did that from ages 6 to 18. The only difference is now you’ll be getting paid to wake up early. So you’ll live. All you need to do is tone it down a little. Party twice a week not four times. But even then, the older you get the less you want to party. That’s not just Hollywood talk about “getting old.” That shit’s real. It’ll hit you too. Continue reading “Advice for College Grads on Adjusting To “Real Life””

Adesaa Wellness Yoga Retreat launches with pop-up venue

The Mumbai-based startup intends to spread the light of India’s ancient yoga globally to integrate body, mind and soul as the flag bearers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s yoga initiative

MUMBAI, May 24: Adesaa Wellness Private Limited, a Mumbai-based startup wellness company, which see themselves as the flag bearers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s yoga initiative, opened its door to encourage the world to practice India’s ancient yoga for a healthier life. The company, as its tagline – reconnect with yourself – intends to spread the light of India’s ancient yoga globally to integrate body, mind and soul.

The word Adesaa is derived from the Sanskrit language, which means a divine command from within. The unique feature of Adesaa Wellness is that one can experience the amalgamation of the best of ancient Indian traditions –Yoga, Meditation and Naturopathy. It provides some of the finest wellness retreat program, which helps understand the relationship between the nutrition and the functioning of body.

While making the announcement Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Samidha Rasaikar, Adessa Wellness Private Limited said, “Adesaa offers you the opportunity for physical, spiritual, and mental rejuvenation through yoga and meditation. There can be no better place to get one of the best learning techniques of yoga and meditation under one roof. “Considering today’s fast-paced of life, we have designed retreat programs, which will not only allow you to slow down and understand your inner-self, but also work on improving ones’ own productivity. Our ‘pop-up theme’ will wow you on the aesthetic level.”

Adesaa will be expanding its footprints in the next couple months with their pop-up locations in Pune, Nagpur, Nasik, Kolhapur, Aurangabad and Goa. “We are contemplating to go international and we are looking at Dubai, London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia, which will be carried out phase-wise,” Samidha said. Continue reading “Adesaa Wellness Yoga Retreat launches with pop-up venue”

Yoga practitioners propagate long term health benefits for enthusiasts

By Staff Reporter


 Yoga is rising in popularity all over the world because of the health benefits it offers to enthusiasts. According to yoga practitioners, health benefits of yoga are both physical and mental, bringing immediate long lasting effects to those who practice it.    Yoga contributes directly to human happiness, says Satish Thakkar, Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Yoga Day Canada (IYDC)

“In the 21st century, happiness index has also emerged as an important parameter of economic development, and here again yoga contributes directly to human happiness,” he says.   “It is time for a change in the approach to health care by paying more attention to prevention.  The advocacy of yoga as an alternative form of health care can bring about a substantive change in reducing health care costs and promoting overall wellbeing of Canadians. Equally, yoga is directly instrumental in enhancing productivity thereby contributing to economic progress.”

With this in mind, the third International Day of Yoga is being celebrated at the International Centre in Mississauga on Sunday, June 25, 2017.    World renowned Yogrishi Baba Ramdev, who has taught and touched the lives of over 800 million followers all over the world, will lead the practice of yoga in the morning and Sister Shivani, with a following of over 200 million, will lead the meditation in the evening.  More than 10,000 people are expected to participate in the IYDC celebrations, says Thakkar who himself does 60 minutes of yoga every day.

“Yoga’s rising acceptance among the masses is because it is inexpensive and inherently simple to practice. All it requires from the practitioner is discipline and dedication. Pertinently, by involving the mental faculties as keenly as physicality, yoga transcends from being a mere exercise routine and transforms into an instrument to alleviate both body and mind. Yoga is at the root of the mindfulness and wellness endeavours that advocate a holistic approach to the understanding one’s existence both by knowing one’s minds and one’s body,” says the Yoga proponent, the chair of IYDC,  the not-for-profit organisation formed in 2015 to promote yoga in Canada.

Organizations with a global footprint engaged in popularising and propagating the virtues of yoga are collaborating with the IYDC for the program.

According to statistics, yoga has grown by over 70 percent in the United States in the last five years, indicating a spiralling popularity of an ancient form of self-purification and self-actualisation technique which originated in India. Purely from a commercial standpoint, in the United States, yoga is estimated to be over $30 billion industry.

In Canada, says Thakkar, the healthcare system is under a severe strain already and the financial burden of a rapidly aging demographic is expected to grow exponentially in the near future.   The population of seniors are outnumbering youth, a situation that has major implications on health care budgets. Continue reading “Yoga practitioners propagate long term health benefits for enthusiasts”