In keeping with the global tradition of recognising the significant and growing contribution of women, Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, celebrates the International Women’s Day (IWD) by operating flights with an all-women Cockpit and Cabin Crew members, along with a host of other measures, as part of its JetVivainitiative.

 Observed annually on March 8, International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate women and their contributions as well as achievements in all spheres of life. Demonstrating confidence and pride in its women employees who comprise more than one-third of its workforce, this time the airline spreads the International Women’s Day celebrations not only pan-India, but also on its long-haul, transatlantic flights.

 Additionally, Jet Airways is also undertaking a special in-flight fundraising drive to support the work of two leading NGOs working on women’s issues. The airline will contribute the benefits of these in-flight collection proceeds to Mijwan Welfare Society that aims to empower the underprivileged with a focus on the girl child through education, technical skills and employment generation, and Save the Children India’s – Women’s Institute for Social Education, which provides vocational training programmes for adolescent girls from marginalised sections of society across Mumbai. The fund raising drive runs from until March 16, 2018 on all its domestic flights. Continue reading “JET AIRWAYS CELEBRATES WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTION ON ‘INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY’”

NFAI to host Women’s Film Festival, pay tribute to Sridevi

To mark the International Women’s Day, a Women’s Film Festival is being organized from during March 9 – 11, 2018 at National Film Archives of India (NFAI), Pune The festival is being organized jointly by NFAI, Aashay Film Club and the AAYAM Group of Women in Media.

This will be the 9th edition of the festival. The theme of this year’s edition is Travelling Women. The festival will be inaugurated on Friday, 9th March at 4:30 PM. At the ceremony, the AAYAM group will felicitate travel blogger Ritu Harish Goyal for her evocative writings on the subject of travel. The festival will open with Sidney Pollack’s Out Of Africa, featuring Meryl Streep.

On 10th March, 6 pm onwards, the festival will screen Balu Mahendra’s Tamil film Moondram Pirai, in remembrance of actress Sridevi. The film features Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in what is regarded as one of her best performances, as a woman suffering from retrograde amnesia. It was later remade into Hindi as Sadma.

The festival will feature other acclaimed films including Away We GoUnder the Tuscan Sun, and Wild. The closing film is Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts. Before the closing film, Zelam Chaubal of Kesari Tours and Shubhada Joshi of Girikand Travels will share their travelling experiences. Continue reading “NFAI to host Women’s Film Festival, pay tribute to Sridevi”

Jindal Mansion plays host to Eli’s of Elephant Parade

  JSW Group has unveiled an impressive installation of elephant sculpture at Jindal Mansion on Pedder Road in Mumbai. The installation is part of the 101 gorgeous elephant sculptures by leading artists and designers including LN Tallur, Princess Pea, Christian Louboutin, Sabyasachi Mukherjeeand Masaba Gupta that have been set up for public display as part of the Elephant Parade India. Jindal Mansion is a heritage building embedded in the warp and weft of Mumbai. Over the last few years, it has also become a live canvas to various art initiatives to encourage passers-by to stop, admire and think about Art and Beauty. The idea is to make public art accessible so that there is more dialogue around it. The installation is also a precursor to JSW’s annual Earth Care Awards, currently in its seventh edition. TheJSW Earth Care Awards have created a platform for recognising climate change mitigation champions, and showcase their path breaking work.

Commenting on the Elephant Sculpture installed at Jindal Mansion, Mrs Sangita Jindal, Chairperson –  JSW Foundation said,“As a patron of art, I strongly believe that art and culture contribute towards the growth of society and creates positive ripples of conversation for our future generations. It is important that Art is inclusive and should be experienced by a wide array of audiences. I am pleased to bring The Elephant Parade to Jindal Mansion and contribute towards creating awareness around #HelpTheHaathi.” Continue reading “Jindal Mansion plays host to Eli’s of Elephant Parade”

The CAS Felicitates IAF Young Achievers in the Field of Sports

 Motivates them to Focus on Olympics 2020

In an impressive ceremony organised by the Air Force Sports Control Board in New Delhi on 12 Feb 2018, sportspersons who have achieved laurels for the nation and for IAF were felicitated by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff.  The ceremony was attended by top IAF officials.

During his address, the CAS expressed his happiness on meeting with the achievers and advised them to keep the momentum going on.  He told that the strong will power and desire to succeed combined with the correct technique is the mantra of success at International level competitions.  He further emphasised on the importance of possessing high degree of fitness, zeal, enthusiasm and a strong will in order to sustain and achieve excellence in the field of sports in today’s competitive world. He praised the hard work of young achievers and motivated them to focus on Olympics 2020.   He said that world class sports infrastructure has been developed at many AF stations for utilisation by our sportspersons and promised that all the required support will be rendered by the IAF in their quest to clinch glory for the nation. Continue reading “The CAS Felicitates IAF Young Achievers in the Field of Sports”


Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL), the nation’s gateway holds great significance in aiding the metropolis to sustain its fast paced growth. The highly awarded MIAL is a benchmark for its infrastructure, facilities and services to match global standards. These consistent efforts have been rewarded time and again. The latest one being the Mumbai Duty Free receiving recognition as one of Asia’s 100 Greatest Brands for the year 2017, at the recently held second annual edition of the prestigious, ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands and Leaders Awards’ presented by well-known AsiaOne Magazine & URS Media at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Understanding the Indian traveller who seeks best value for his purchase, Mumbai Duty Free launched a global first marketing campaign, ‘Mumbai Duty Free is now Free’. The campaign aimed at providing discount vouchers, redeemable coupons and complementary experiences from partner brands which the customer can use for making purchases in India. With double the value back from partner brands, a customer’s purchase at Mumbai Duty Free technically becomes free.

Asia’s Greatest Brands is a mission where leading global brands are identified after extensive research by experts. The shortlisted global brands are put on deserving pedestals for admiration of the world. The winners are adjudged on the basis of research across 16 industries, 1200 brands and 62 sub-categories from multiple sectors, with the process being reviewed by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). The summit has become one of the distinguished platforms to honour the greatest brands and leaders from across Asia for their contribution as growth engines of the world. Continue reading “DUTY FREE AT CSIA RECOGNIZED AMONGST ASIA’S 100 GREATEST BRANDS”


Jet Airways, India’s premier, full-service international airline, recently concluded its annual Joy of Giving programme that encourages employees to embrace the carrier’s culture of philanthropy by doing their bit for society’s less privileged.

Undertaken annually, the internal, organisation-wide initiative leverages the airline’s strong pan-India presence and its well-diversified employee base, to engage with a host of NGOs and other institutions serving the cause of the less privileged, particularly children, women and senior citizens all across the country.

In contrast to Jet Airways’ Magic Box initiative which involves the airline’s guests, Joy of Giving is an internal, employee-driven program which promotes employee sensitization, camaraderie as well as their engagement on a voluntary basis with humanitarian issues facing the society they live and operate in.

Jayaraj Shanmugam, Executive Vice President, Products & Services, Jet Airways, said, “At Jet Airways, we take our commitment to society very seriously and the culture of giving back is deeply ingrained as part of our airline’s ethos. We associate with numerous NGOs on various initiatives all year round which, include the ‘Joy of Giving’ programme. Continue reading “JET AIRWAYS’ ANNUAL JOY OF GIVING PROGRAM CONTINUES TO SPREAD CHEER AMONG THE UNDERPRIVILEGED”

Nari Shakti setting milestones, says PM Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi has said country’s woman power has contributed a lot in the positive transformation being witnessed in our country and society.

Mr Modi said woman power is playing a pioneering role and establishing milestones and there are no upper limits for Nari Shakti.

In his first episode of Mann ki Baat in this year, Prime minister has expressed happiness that women in India are taking rapid strides of advancement in all fields bringing glory to the Nation.

Quoting from scriptures, Mr Modi said a daughter is equivalent of ten sons and woman power binds closely together society as a whole, the family as a whole on the axix of unity and oneness.

Remembering astronaut Kalpana Chawla, he said its a matter of sorrow for all of us that we lost Kalpana Chawla at the early age, but her life, her work is a message to young women across the world.

Highlighting the woman power, Prime minister said Matunga station in Mumbai is the first station in the country which is run by all woman staff . He also touched upon the daredevil stunts performed by the BSF biker contingent comprising women participants on Republic Day parade. Mr Modi said adivasi women, of Maoist infested Dantewada in Chattisgarh, are becoming self reliant by driving e-rickshaws. Continue reading “Nari Shakti setting milestones, says PM Modi”

Consulate General of India celebrates 69th Republic Day

The 69th Republic Day was celebrated by the Consulate General of India, Toronto on 26 January 2018 at the Consulate premises with traditional gaiety and fervor. The unfurling of the Indian flag by the Consul General, Shri Dinesh Bhatia, was followed by the rendition of the National Anthem with large gathering of Indians, Persons of Indian origin and Friends of India. The event was also attended by the Members of Provincial Parliament of Ontario province.

Welcoming the audience on the occasion, the Consul General read out Hon’ble President of India’s address to the nation delivered on the eve of Republic Day. The President’s address, inter-alia, made a mention of justice to women, physical and cognitive development of our children, upgradation and enlargement of education system, and building a civic-minded and a culturally vibrant nation. It emphasized on improving the lives of India’s hardworking farmers, to modernize and strengthen India’s strategic manufacturing sector and to eliminate poverty.

Consul General spoke about forthcoming visit to Canada of Prime Minister of Canada in February 2018. He recalled unprecedented participation of 60,000 people in India Day Parade on 20 August 2017 and of 10,000 people in the celebration of International Day of Yoga.

While the Consul General drew attention to the fact that the Consulate has been striving to provide best possible services to Indians and Indo-Canadians, Continue reading “Consulate General of India celebrates 69th Republic Day”

“Canada and India share a special bond”-Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced that he will travel to India – at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – for a state visit from February 17 to 23, 2018.

Canada and India enjoy a special relationship that is based on a common language, similar institutions and forms of government, and a commitment to democracy. India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and offers tremendous opportunities to grow Canada’s middle class and bolster our shared prosperity.

This state visit – which includes stops in Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi – will provide an opportunity for Prime Minister Trudeau to connect with Indian leaders in government and business, promote the empowerment of women and girls, and strengthen Canada and India’s close economic ties.

During the visit, Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Modi will reaffirm the close friendship between our two countries, and discuss ways to create good middle class jobs for Canadians and Indians alike.

Prime Minister Trudeau will also participate in several business roundtables to promote further trade and investment between Canada and India. The Canadian delegation will also work closely with Indian leaders to advance mutual growth and prosperity. Continue reading ““Canada and India share a special bond”-Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada”

Parichay & Fazilpuria just got the wildest Party Started!

It has been an incredible past few months for Indo-Canadian Bollywood Singer & Music Producer, Parichay, who recently released tracks with Sean Kingston, Nargis Fakhri & Kardinal Offishall. While the hype of “Habitaan Vigaad Di” & Saare Mundeya Nu” continues to grow, Parichay just dropped a brand new single titled “Let’s Get The Party Started” featuring Haryanvi rapper, Fazilpuria, known for his mega Bollywood hit, “Kar Gayi Chull” with fellow rapper, Badshah.

This collaboration, currently being marketed as #LGTPS, was reportedly facilitated by Anurag Bedi of Zee Music Company. Parichay confirms “Anurag suggested that Fazilpuria would be the right feature on this track, which was a great idea as Fazil represents a Haryanvi desi swag that works really well with the music, which is very modern and western. I’ve always been about that east-meets-west sound, so I sent him the beat right away and only a day later, he sent me his rap verse. He had loved the beat and I thought his rap was super catchy as well, so we went ahead with it and the rest is history”

The two just completed a press tour across North India and Radio Jockeys were heard praising the track on first listen, saying things like “this is as fresh as it gets”, “incredible collaboration, incredible sound”, “the drop is a beast” etc.  Continue reading “Parichay & Fazilpuria just got the wildest Party Started!”