Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How to Win at Olympics


 'Sehat ke liye heetkarak'  , #SleepAt10, a nationwide health awareness program launched by Olympian Geeta Phogat 


Early to Bed , Early to Rise makes us Healthy, Wealthy & Wise. Well !  We have learned and left it behind in school. Post the Super duper success of ' Dangal ' , we have become the die hard fans of Hanikarak Bapu . He restores our faith in ' Heetkarak habits ' to achieve goals , to the extent of winning Olympic Medal.

As we sleep earlier, we rest better and our bodies rejuvenate more. Our performance in all fields excels due to sound sleep and peaceful mind. This perfect conditioning of body and mind helps us reach the summit of chosen field.

India’s leading furniture and interior solutions brand, Godrej Interio launched a new health awareness campaign- SleepAt10 on 22nd February. Launched by Olympian, Geeta Phogat, the campaign was born during the product development stage of their healthcare range. #SleepAt10 is an initiative that aims to spread awareness about the importance of good sleep for your physical and mental wellbeing. 


Godrej Interio has created a sleep-o-meter to aid the #SleepAt10 concept,  that hopes to encourage and track our sleeping patterns, thus helping us to maintain a healthy sleeping habit and thus transform our lives. Who better than Olympian Geeta Phogat, India's first ever gold medalist in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games, to launch this program. A living example of discipline and healthy living leading to success, Geeta Phogat spoke about the importance of SleepAt10 in her life. She shared instances of her father drawing a strict regime for her and her sisters and one of them being sleeping early by 10 pm and getting up by 4 am.


Expressing her appreciation to the Godrej Interio team for taking up this vital issue, Geeta Phogat said“Athletes need immense discipline owing to the high-octane physical activities that we engage in. Sleeping@10 was non-negotiable in my house. My father ensured we all slept by then. I believe this routine is not just essential for a wrestler but all of us if we wish to have a stress free and healthy lifestyle. Take your diet, daily exercise and even your mattress very seriously, cause all of this will lead to a healthy sleeping pattern.”

Dr. Devnani, Clinical Director at Sleep Disorder Clinic, spoke on the benefits of sleeping early and how this was a very pertinent conversation for India, given 93% of Indians are believed to be sleep deprived. Voicing her support for the sleep@10 initiative, Dr. Devnani said, “Sleep is the single most compromised aspect of life. The addiction to technology and multiple devices all through the day and accessing them immediately before sleeping is also on the rise. Sleep@10 aims to help us follow a regime that will lead to healthy sleeping habits and avoid stress and other health diseases that result from insomnia.

She added, “It has been medically proven by experts that the best time to sleep is at 10pm since it perfectly coordinates with the sun’s patterns. Therefore, if one aims to win in life, seize the day, and attain a stress free mind and healthier body then they need to #SleepAt10”.

The new healthcare mattresses are a unique range, an optimum blend of cushioning and support. It is made in a way to provide the right kind of support and cushioning without being too soft or rigid to keep the natural posture of body intact while sleeping. The range, priced between Rs. 7500 – Rs 75,000, is currently available at your nearest store in the city pan India.

About Godrej Interio:
Godrej Interio (GI) is India’s premium furniture brand in both home and institutional segments with a strong commitment to sustainability and centres of excellence in design, manufacturing and retail. Led by the largest in-house design team in the country in the furniture category, GI has been awarded 14 India Design Mark Awards till date. 
GI’s commitment to the environment has resulted in manufacturing products with lesser environment footprint. Our pioneering efforts include designing less environment burdening products, usage of eco-friendly materials and setting up less polluting and consuming processes, ensuring eco-friendly packaging and transportation and finally the extended responsibility of recycling/reuse of used furniture and scrap, thus ensuring a lifecycle approach to green.
Currently present in over 650 cities with 250 exclusive showrooms and 800 dealers, GI is one of the largest divisions of Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., part of the Godrej Group, one of India's largest engineering and customer product groups.
The brand boasts of noteworthy awards received so far- CII Exim Bank Award for Business Excellence 2016, Superbrands 2015, Asia’s most admired brand 2016, Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand 2016 Platinum (Home Furniture) and Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand 2016 Gold (Modular Kitchens).

New Star Wars


ITS OFFICIAL! A NEW STAR WARS STORY BEGINS!

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After months and months of anticipation, the production for the brand new Star Wars Han Solo story officially begins!
Star wars official website and the twitter page officially shared the images of the cast together getting ready at Pinewood Studios, London.

With the movie underway, Star Movies has been celebrating the Star wars saga throughout with a library of all the six Star wars episodes and recently premiering Star Wars: The Force Awakens during Christmas. India has had a longstanding love for the franchise and Star Movies has been celebrating this love with a feature of the film throughout its schedule with STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK on Feb 22nd at 2pm and 3:30pm on Feb 26th on Star movies. The channel is also set to feature the latest edition STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH and many more lined up in the coming months!
As we await for the newest addition to the Anthology series, we can catch up with the series only on Star Movies.
The official Star Wars website shared the plot of the film which shall explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away Lando Calrissian.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast of- Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca the movie is sure going to take us back to the classic saga of our times.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Oscars Performers Announced


~Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Lin Manuel Miranda and more to perform!~


The 89th Academy Awards announced the performances who will be belting put the nominees for Music in Original Song. The list includes: Singing sensations Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Sting, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli'i Cravalho.

Each of the performers will be certainly brightening up the Dolby Theatre on Sunday with a feature of all the Oscar Nominated songs throughout the awards ceremony.  Alongside Host Jimmy Kimmel, All five songs nominated for Music (Original Song) will be performed, including "How Far I'll Go" from Animated Feature Film nominee MOANA, "The Empty Chair" from JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY, "Can't Stop the Feeling" from TROLLS, and both "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars" from the 14-time-nominated LA LA LAND.

‘How Far Ill Go’ will be performed by Auli'i Cravalho who will join Miranda to perform his Oscar-nominated song. In Manuel Miranda is a noted actor, playwright and composer who is best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights. This will be the first time for the composer on the Oscars stage along with 16 year old Cravalho who made her film debut voicing the title character in MOANA.

Legendary Grammy-winner Sting will perform "The Empty Chair" from JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY, the Oscar-nominated song which he co-wrote with three-time Oscar-nominee J. Ralph.

Timberlake will perform his Oscar-nominated song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from the movie TROLLS.  John Legend will perform both “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars,” from LA LA LAND. The singer who was also a part of the 14 nominated films, A singer-songwriter, musician and actor, Legend won an Oscar for the original song “Glory” from SELMA an honor he shared with artist Common.

Justin Timberlake upon the announcement tweeted as well saying ‘Coming at you..#Oscars’



Get ready to witness the most desired award event in the history of cinema. With the performances being announced, the Oscar® fever finally begins. So don’t miss the chance to watch THE OSCARS® live on Monday, February 27th at 5:30 AM followed by a repeat at 8:30 PM on Star Movies, Star Movies HD and Star Movies Select HD.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Dad Child Fest Under The Peepal Tree






Interested in knowing more about India’s rich culture and heritage? Here is an event that you should not miss!

UNDER THE PEEPAL TREE is an annual festival of Indian state culture, exclusively designed for children. In its fourth year, the festival is scheduled to be held on Saturday, February 18 andSunday, February 19 between 10 am and 4 pm at Maharashtra Nature Park, Dharavi, Mumbai.  

Every year, the festival selects an Indian state, bringing alive its folk and literary culture through various workshops, activities and performances. This year, the beautiful state of Assam will take the centre stage, with over 20 Assamese artists performing. The activities include a mix of games, outdoor play, creative workshops, experiential engagements, nature trails and cultural performances. Storytelling, opera of life-size puppets, Bihu Naas, Jhumur dance, awareness trail on one-horned rhino, village games, classical dance narrative, musical narrative, play of folk instruments, dress up games, mud play are some of the engagements planned for this year. 

Attached and appended is the invite for the event. It would be great if you could let us know of your interest in attending this event by responding to this email.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

OSCARS : A GLAMOROUS LINE UP OF PRESENTERS


THE 89TH ACADEMY AWARDS ANNOUNCES A GLAMOROUS LINE UP OF PRESENTERS!
~AMY ADAMS, RIZ AHMED, JAVIER BARDEM, JOHN CHO, DWAYNE JOHNSON, FELICITY JONES, LESLIE MANN, JANELLE MONÁE, DAVID OYELOWO, EMMA STONE AND CHARLIZE THERON~
Its officially 10 ten days to go for the 89th Academy Awards as it airs LIVE in India on February 27th at 5:30am followed by a repeat at 8:30pm!
Adding to the already illustrious list of presenters featuring Leonardo Dicaprio, Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander, Dakota Johnson and many more, The Oscars announced that the list also features megastars Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone And Charlize Theron.



 Amy Adams received an Oscar nomination for Actress in a Leading Role for “American Hustle.  Additionally, she has earned four nominations for Actress in a Supporting Role for her work.

Riz Ahmed appeared in the Oscar-nominated films “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recently, Javier Bardem won an Oscar for Actor in a Supporting Role for “No Country for Old Men”.
John Cho’s credits include the Oscar-winning film “Star Trek” and many more. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson appears in the Oscar-nominated film “Moana” while Felicity Jones received an Oscar nomination for Actress in a Leading Role for “The Theory of Everything” Leslie Mann, who was hosting the Academy Scientific and Technical Awards is featured in Oscar-nominated films such as “ParaNorman” and “Rio”. Actress and singer Janelle Monáe appears in the Oscar-nominated films “Hidden Figures”  and “Moonlight”



David Oyelowo has been part of the Oscar-winning films “Selma” , “Interstellar”, “Lincoln” and “The Help” as well as the Oscar-nominated film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

La La Land’s Emma Stone received an Oscar nomination for Actress in a Leading Role for “La La Land” which holds 14 nominations for the Oscars.  Charlize Theron won an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for “Monster”
The 89th Academy Awards previously announced the performances who will be belting put the nominees for Music in Original Song. The list includes: Singing sensations Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Sting, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli'i Cravalho.





Get ready to witness the most desired award event in the history of cinema. With the performances being announced, the Oscar® fever finally begins. So don’t miss the chance to watch THE OSCARS® live on Monday, February 27th at 5:30 AM followed by a repeat at 8:30 PM on Star Movies, Star Movies HD and Star Movies Select HD

Monday, February 13, 2017

Bloggers enjoy Berger-ride


    Hiya Bloggers !
    Hi Team IndiBlogger !

' Do you want to go for a Berger-ride? '
' Sure IB.'
' Join us. '

On Saturday, 11th February, we the Mumbai bloggers joined #BergerXp and IndiBlogger at Taj Vivanta for a colorful fun-ride in the Bright Berger Paints world. 

Brilliant blogger from Chennai Shrinidhi Hande joined Mumbai-Berger ride with us. 

" Life in Berger World is PAINTastic. "
You can color your home, un-clutter it everywhere.

Imagination !  "Express Painting"  is your creation.



                                     Come on Bloggers, let's be Painters !

The very first #BergerXp & IndiBlogger meet was organized in Kolkata, followed by Bangalore and Mumbai was the third chosen  city for this vibrant Berger Paints /  "Express Painting" bloggers gathering. The Saturday Sun was shining bright when we met our bloggers buddies from Mumbai as well as Pune and Chennai. 

There was so much to catch up that, chitchatting continued even while registering, getting our badges, posing for selfies with Blogger-buddies, and finally the lunch. It was camaraderie at it's sweetest best , when I and Ridhhi shared the dessert dish. We did part company when it cooled down to two scoops, each of Chocolate ice-cream. 


The Berger-ride gained momentum with Musical chairs. Even the losers were gratified by selfies with Nihal. We waltzed , we walked like an Egyptian and the winners won trendy T-shirts. Anoop was declaring , actually showering the bloggers with many Amazon gift-vouchers for #BergerXp Tweets ,through out the Berger Paints meet. Almost all my friends  Pooja Bhatt , Riddhi , Anahita , Divyakshi, Clementia , Pooja Mahimkar, Jay Kumar Singh and Shrinidhi won prizes for their creative pic-tweets. These games exhilarated us for the Faster-Cleaner-Better 'Berger' Intro session ahead.




 Mr. Chandranath Banerjee ( Service Head - Berger Express Painting ) acquainted us with the Express Painting Process. He explained, how this unique process is the perfect and hassle-free to paint our homes. Let's count the Blessings of Berger Express Painting 

1. It uses automatic painting machines : Modern, high speed tools offer Faster-Cleaner-Better service.
2. Better Finish : Mechanized tools guarantees better surface preparation, better finish.
3. Trained Painters : Trained painters utilize their skill and expertise for perfect painting.
4. Use of authentic Berger products : Use of high-class products supplied by Berger authorized dealers, produces excellent looking walls year after year.
5. Post painting cleanup : after the completion of painting job, the cleanup and rearrangement is carried out by the painters.
6. Less wastage of materials : Use of mechanized tools ensure less wastage of materials, less spillage of paints and cost-saving. 



Our Blogger-teams donned face-masks, head-gears, hand-gloves and sandpapered a block of wood to smooth it. We were supposed to finish this surgical strike with utmost efficiency in a jiffy to win the prize. Have a look at this 'Charlie's Angels' Blogger team, consisting of three Rapunzels. Many of us were more interested in clicking selfies and safe-guarding our faces-traces than the actual job.

That's when Berger Express Painting comes into picture and paints our homes Picture-Perfect.



Now, just say good bye to the hassles of manual painting, so much waste of time, the dirty, messy, all enveloping dust, clumsy job of unskilled painters and welcome new age , high-tech Berger Express Painting

Berger Express Painting is the perfect & hassle-free way to paint our homes. It's Faster, Dust-free, Authentic, Easier, Cleaner and Better.

Next activity was the best of all ' Getting our hands dirty ', painting on a canvas with Berger. We were given Mumbai-related themes. We loved our 'Mumbai Meri Jaan' theme and conceptualized our painting based on 'Faster - Cleaner - Better ' aspects of Mumbai. Faster as in Mumbai local, metro & dabbawalas. Cleaner as in Marine drive , CST, Fort & Clean Hearts of Mumbaikars. Better as in Bollywood, BSE, BKC & Beaches.

                                                     

                                             Life in Berger World is FUNtastic.
                                         Life with Berger Paints . is fluorescent.

Dear friends  here's  " Express Painting " for you, if you wish to get more 
  information on Berger and their express painting solution


Picture Credits : IndiBlogger , Berger Paints India.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Choc de Mondelez

                                                                                     
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My dear friends, now it's much more easy to modify your moods with Mondelez. .... How ?

Have a look and sneak a byte, bit by bit ... WOW ... It's Creamy, It's Crunchy , It's Munchy. It adds the punch, when paired with fruits & spices. Let me present the versatile Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Oreo for you all.

Do you know the World's worst kept secret ? Well you do know. That's why I called it worst kept secret. Sso ... the whole world and it's galaxy hates Mondays. Almost all of us feel sleepy, dog-tired ... on monster Mondays. Worry no more. Just open the fridge and enjoy Big Byte of Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Oreo. Believe me you won't need any Twitty-Fruiti Monday motivation. 

Yeah ... that much mammoth Mood-booster new Silk-Oreo is! When you are facing massive sugar rush, instead of doubling your intake of Chocolates & Cookies, just reach out for Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Oreo.



Mondelez India ( formerly Cadbury India ltd. Mondelez International Inc. is a global snacking powerhouse )  & chef Michael Swamy invited us, Mumbai's Lifesytle bloggers for a day of chocolatey indulgence, fruity flavors and spicy combos of Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Oreo on 4th February. We the lucky few witnessed , the chef dish out drool-worthy, sinful and irresistible creations out of Cadbury Dairy milk silk Oreo. We just loved what we ate and then we designed our own magical treats.

Here's a  Delightful Design ( 'Deconstructed Trifle' by Ms. Naina Rahul Goregaonkar ) 




Mr. Prashnat Peres, director-Marketing ( chocolates ) , Mondelez India was present to share exciting insight on the new product innovation at Flavour Diaries , Khar.

 
 

Crunchy, Munchy, and Fruit Punchy  .... Chocolicious launch of #SilkWithACrunch  Cadbury Dairy Milk SILK - Have you felt Silk lately? and 
Mondelēz International have joined forces to present us epicures, an  enchantingly sweet experience #SilkWithACrunch. #Oreo by Mondelēz International . Even in today's politically demoralized times, Sweet Alliance of Both titans , Mondelez-Chocolates & crunchy, crispy Oreo cookies added up to the dreamy fantasy. The velvety texture and perfect sweetness of Vanilla cream in #CDMSilkOreo matches the luxurious, creamy, coco richness of Mondelez, magnificently. 





Choc de Mondelez. I am totally loving to #ShareTheJoy of attending a workshop by Master Chef Michael Swamy . Many of us created wonderful combinations & permutations of fresh , dehydrated , candied fruits , cakes , pizza base , with butter , cream , vinegar with Mondelez's #SilkWithACrunch for you my dear friends. You all are welcome home to taste #CDMSilkOreo .



 All of us enjoyed the first hand-eye-mouth experience of various Chocolate recipes , such as 1. Chocolate Salted Tart 2. Chocolate Chilli Salad 3. Chocolate Milk Shake 4. Chocolate Orange Cheese cake and 5. Peppered Strawberries and Chocolate. Thanks #MondelezIndia & Food Bloggers Association, India (FBAI) for this Chocolaty invite.