Lifestyle

Those Fallen Breadcrumbs, It’s your own Story; written by Richa Kashyap fondly known as Richa Kumari

New Delhi, Aug 10: Richa, as the mere name itself, has originated from the Sanskrit word “RUC”, which means “To Praise”. Richa Kumari is a creative person and loves to do everything because of her incessant curiosity. She is a budding author, and ‘Those Fallen Breadcrumbs’ is her first beautiful tale. It is a fiction book and is published by Notion Press.

Richa Kumari is an electronics engineer from BIT (Birla Institute of Technology) Mesra and currently pursuing MBA from IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Raipur. Richa Kumari went to NASA (Kennedy Space Centre Florida) in 2013 and has brought laurels to the nation by participating in the Lunabotics Mining Robotics competition there. Richa is a Product Manager by profession at a London-based multinational currently and a painter by passion. In concurrence to this, Richa Kumari has added a remarkable achievement to her name by winning the title of Mrs. Asia Universe in 2020.

Her book, “Those fallen Breadcrumbs”, shows a mirror to society. It is actually for everyone who has forgotten the dreams of their lives and accepted the path shown by others as their realities. This is the story of a boy named Akshay who, after failing IITJEE, follows the standards of success set by society and, like all of us, is in a dilemma – was engineering really his dream? He is confused and is searching for answers about what he actually wants. 

Clarity unfolds when he meets his college friend after three years. This book aims to change the mindset of society so that the younger generation can choose the path that makes them happy and not the path that makes others happy. It will retake us back to their memory lane when we were in similar confusion.

Yes, ‘Those Fallen Breadcrumbs’ is the book where every reader, be it a student or parent, can relate to some of its characters, scenes or plot. Hence the subtitle as ‘It’s your own Story’. This book will not teach you how bad things happen to good people but will tell how a group of engineering students coming from radically different backgrounds had turned and twisted their fates to make everything fall into place. Caged and chained by the societal norms, they ended up together following the most travelled path. Those fallen breadcrumbs were the façade of the correct direction, and they went on a crazy roller coaster ride of laughter, sorrow, fun, suspense and entertainment. Please read it to find out more available on Amazon, Flipkart.

Richa Kumari D/O S.K. Ojha and Alka Ojha

www.fallenbreadcrumbs.com

Business

AIIEA Welcomes Merchandise Export Target of US$ 400 Billion Announced By the Prime Minister for FY 2021-22

Mumbai, Aug 10: The All India Importers & Exporters Association (AIIEA) sincerely welcomes the merchandise export target of US$400 billion announced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi for the current financial year 2021-22 while virtually addressing the exporters and the stakeholders including all the State Governments, Export Promotion Councils, Exporter Associations, Commodity Boards, Industry Associations, Indian Missions and Consulates, on Aug 6, 2021. 

Mr. B. Timothy, Vice President of AIIEA, stated that “The target envisages an increase of 37% over the last financial year and is certainly achievable given the fast pace of global economic recovery and untiring efforts being made by the Central Government despite challenges posed by the Covid-19”. 

The Prime Minister’s vision is commendable and relevant as India celebrates the 75th year of Azadi this year with a renewed commitment to take India towards its past glory of being ‘DuniyakaBazaar” and “DuniyakaKarkhana”. 

The Prime Minister rightly emphasized four areas where the stakeholders need to concentrate on achieving the target —competitive and qualitative manufacture, removing transport and logistics bottlenecks, cooperation of all governments with the Export Councils and searching for new international markets for Indian goods. 

The Association appreciates the Prime Minister’s call to all the exporters, stakeholders, the State Governments and the Indian diaspora to be on the front foot to achieve this target and make India stronger.

The All India Importers & Exports Association expresses its gratitude to the Prime Minister for setting this achievable target and requests all the exporters and stakeholders to rise to the occasion in strengthening the Prime Minister’s vision in guiding our nation to attain greater heights.  

Email: allindiaimporterspv@gmail.com

Entertainment

Bhuj The Pride Of India showcases the war era of 1971 with lifelike sets, fighter jets and the biggest action sequences

Production Director of Bhuj The Pride Of India, Narendra Rahurikar, creates life-like sets to fuel the war movie. For the first time in Indian cinema, fighter aircraft are recreated from the era of 1971.

 Mumbai, Maharashtra [India]: The trailer of Ajay Devgn starrer Bhuj: The Pride of India showcases massive war and action sequences. The flying jets and blasts add to the movie’s appeal, evoking an emotion of patriotism and are an integral part of the movie.

For the first time in Indian cinema, life-like models with exteriors and interiors of multiple MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force and Sabre jets of the Pakistan Air Force have been made for the movie.

Narendra Rahurikar, the production director of Bhuj, excitedly recalls the process of making a model version of the Antonov An-12 aircraft, which the Indian Air Force had in 1971. This aircraft had a huge structure, and on the demand of the action director and the movie, it had to be created in a manner that it would move with speed and look authentic from inside and out. Rahurikar and the team made it happen, and the result will soon be on the silver screen.

“We fight to win and win with a knockout because there are no runners up in war. Same in art direction, every set has to be up to the mark,” says production director Narendra Rahurikar.

The Abhishek Dudhaiya directorial is based on real events from the 1971 Indo-Pak war when Pakistan attacked Bhuj airbase as part of Operation Chenghiz Khan. As Rahurikar mentions, “Bhuj of today is very different from the Bhuj of 1971”. “We researched in-depth about the era and recreated villages of Gujarat from Indian and Pakistan away from Bhuj to bring an authentic look to the movie”, he added.

Research for the movie wasn’t limited to the location, look and feel; the production director left no stone un-turned by looking after the minutest details from the army and air force accessories to anti-aircraft guns and trucks that were used back in 1971 for this war movie.

“It has happened for the first time in the history of Indian cinema that for the shoot of Bhuj: The Pride Of India, Narendra Rahurikar replicated about thirty aircrafts and tanks of the air force and air army,” says director Abhishek Dudhaiya.

Inspired by the journey of IAF Squadron Vijay Karnik (Ajay Devgn), the trailer of Bhuj indicates that the audiences are in for some of the biggest action sequences Indian cinema has witnessed.   

About Narendra Rahurikar

Creating sets and transforming spaces under his direction for over two decades, Narendra Rahurikar, a qualified Bachelor in Fine Art in Commercial Art, has versatile experience in the field of design and innovation. From being bemused by the power of art in his college days to expanding his vision and horizon with time, he came a long way when he laid the foundation of his dream project D’FineArt. The company’s goal was to create a multi-dimensional portfolio and cater to all kinds of services in the media & entertainment industry, beginning from Storyboards, Pre-visualization, Graphics, Animations apart from our basic speciality of production designing requirements for the film & television fraternity.

Through his professional journey, he has worked on multiple movies like Chennai Express, Golmaal Series, Singham 2, Heropanti, Bol Bachchan, and more.

About Bhuj The Pride Of India

Bhuj: The Pride of India is set for a direct-to-digital release on Disney+ Hotstar on August 13, just two days before Independence Day.

Website Link: https://www.dfineart.in/ 

Business

Partner with SiOnline, India’s leading IRCTC Agent Registration Service Provider

New Delhi, Aug 10: Are you tired of visiting different websites to become an authorised agent of IRCTC for Rail E-Ticket Booking? Definitely Yes! But now you don’t have to worry about it anymore as ‘SiOnline Technomart Private Limited’ is now an authorised IRCTC agent registration service provider authorised by IRCTC for railway e-ticket bookings pan India.

The online platform, along with IRCTC Agent Login, is also providing a plethora of services to its clients, which includes IRCTC Ticket Booking, Pan Card Agent Registration, AEPS Agent Registration, Money Transfer Agent Registration, UTI PSA Agent Registration, BBPS Agent Registration, Fastag Agent Registration, and many more are just a few of the services available.

With a forward-thinking approach, SiOnline, founded by Vijay Jain in 2011, began with modest resources and has now evolved into a vast commercial empire with a network of agents in nearly every city and state in India.

The company has a reliable payment system in place that enables smooth checkout procedures. Automatic wallet update 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Auto Refund System, Encrypted Ticket Booking Payment Gateway for RDS Bookings, inhouse Development Team, Dedicated Robust Servers with 99.99% Uptime Guarantee, and Dedicated Customer Support their easy-to-use payment network and platform, which can be accessed from any computer, laptop, or smartphone, which makes the company a top-notch choice for travel agents across India.

Allowing agents to pay for a variety of services, including train ticket booking, UTI Pan Card, Bharat Bill Payment System, Aadhar Enabled Payment System, Money Transfer, Recharges and More, the firm has manifested itself as a trusted source of it all. These processes can be dealt with with a single login and a single balance using the SiOnline platform. 

SiOnline is rapidly emerging as the travel agents choice for rail e-ticket booking and is India’s leading IRCTC agent registration service provider across the country, with agents in almost every state for seamless railway ticket bookings biz New Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, North East, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Goa, North East States, and more.

Talking about his venture, Vijay Jain said, “In 2011, we launched this online registration and payment options with the purpose of making booking easier for our customers. I’m happy to be a part of such a broad platform now, especially given our consumers’ engagement and trust. As one client leads to another, customer pleasure and trust are the most critical criteria for every organisation. We hope to attract more customers to our service in the future and make their booking experience delightful.” 

When a customer searches for ‘trusted & credible IRCTC Agents near me’, they make sure to list your agency at the top of the search results. SiOnline upon your Agent Registration provides Authorization Certificate, Digital Signature Dongle with 2 Year Validity, OTP-based Login on Mobile Phone along with your name also printed on PNR Copy. Also, your name gets published on IRCTC Official Website “Find Agents”, and a walking customer can search your agency name by simply entering your area pin code. This makes sure that you have a trustworthy website and can build your customer base.

With their dedicated team working 24/7 to give IRCTC Agent Registration, this IRCTC Agent Registration Platform has established itself as one of the most trustworthy agents for booking tickets online hassle-free and without any online scams. SiOnline IRCTC Agent near me are available in different cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat, Pune, Ratlam, Ujjain, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nagpur, Indore, Thane, Bhopal, Patna, Vadodara, Ludhiana, Agra, Nashik, Faridabad, Rajkot, Aurangabad, Amritsar, Navi Mumbai, Allahabad, Howrah, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Jodhpur, Kota, Solapur, Hubli–Dharwad, Mysore, Gurgaon, Salem, Jalgaon, Noida, Dehradun, Nanded, Delhi NCR, Visakhapatnam, Ghaziabad, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Kalyan-Dombivali, Vasai-Virar, Vijayawada, Guwahati, Barely, Warangal, Mira-Bhayandar, Thiruvananthapuram, Jamshedpur Gurugram, Madurai, Raipur, Aligarh, Bhubaneswar, Bhilai, Kochi, Akola, Dhar, Jhabua, Chandigarh, Dhule, Satara, Khamma, Satna, Sehore, Dewas & Jabalpur. Kolhapur, Ajmer, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Sagar, Katni and more have a lifetime booking experience across all states.       

With their varied services, it’s clear that they have all digital payments, with no hassles and, most importantly, no hidden fees associated with any online transactions under one roof. In order to provide the greatest possible service to their consumers, they will surely include more technology into their services in the future.

Business

Multidisciplinary Expertise in Architecture & Interior Design by Prashant Parmar Architect

Business Mint’s Nationwide Awards Awarded Prashant Parmar Architect as Excellence in Residential Architecture & Interior Design 2021Ahmedabad, for having experience of more than 1000 projects & expertise of over 21 years in the field of Architecture and Interior.

Ahmedabad, Aug 10: Prashant Parmar Architect, one of the leading Architects of India, has founded an architecture practice, Shayona Consultant, in 2000 at Ahmedabad. Started as a small enterprise in India, in two decades, it has proliferated so vastly that it has now established remarkable design imprints in different countries across the globe. In these 21 years, Shayona Consultant has executed more than 1000+ architecture and interior design projects nationally and internationally. Prashant Parmar Architect has delivered innovative design solutions for a wide range of developments through his multidisciplinary expertise in the field of Architecture and Interiors. His studio completes more than 40 projects a year. The firm has a strong team of experienced architects and interior designers and dedicated 500 skilled workers on site. 

Ar. Prashant Parmar, proficiently mastered in Architecture and Interior Designing, has extended his services up to 3D, Structure &Landscape designs. 

Ar. Prashant Parmar has given his significant contributions in designing Commercial spaces, Hospitals, Cultural Complexes, Community Centres, Retails shops apart from designing private residences. 

Ar. Prashant Parmar has voluntarily participated in helping to create more than 100+ cultural campuses from 5 acres to 25 acres located in almost all continents of the world for BAPS Swaminarayan Sect, a respected worldwide NGO. Some of the larger community projects in which Ar. Prashant Parmar has given his volunteer efforts: Sydney (25 Acre), Johannesburg, South Africa (14 Acres), Boston, US (21 Acres), Jodhpur, Rajasthan (18 Acres) & Kurukshetra, Haryana (6 Acres). Sydney Project will be an icon of Indian culture in the Australian continent, for which Ar. Prashant is very excited. 

Many reputed organizations have honoured the versatility of Ar. Prashant Parmar in architecture & interior by greeting him awards and well-thought-out him as “Best Architect In Ahmedabad” & “Best Interior Designer In Ahmedabad”.

Recently, one of his projects, “Stepped Cube House”, was honoured by the ICI Ultratech Outstanding Structure of the Year 2020 Award. 

Global Awards has honoured his architecture practice “Shayona Consultant” as Top Architecture & Design Firm of The Year 2020 (Gujarat) award and awarded Ar. Prashant Parmar as “30 under 50: Best Architects 2020“.  

Nationwide Awards has noted his excellence in Residential Architecture & Interior and honoured Ar. Prashant Parmar with an award for Excellence in Residential Architecture & Interior Design for 2021. 

Ar. Prashant shares his thoughts with Business Mint

“Shelter is a basic requirement of all living beings. Needs/ requirements essential for survival or “function”, as we may paraphrase, shape up the form of this shelter. However, the human mind contemplates furthermore – beyond the form of shelter as just a derivative of a function, on the experiential quotients or quality of space that this shelter would offer. In this regard, the role of an Architect and an Interior Designer is a vital one for it is the Architect who derives a form that responds in perfect tune to function and at the same time designs it aesthetically so that it would provide a pleasant spatial experience too. It would not be an exaggeration to say that all long for a “sweet” home, and an Architect plays a remarkable role in providing this “sweetness” to the home. “

For Ar. Prashant, designing villas or private retreats is not just a profession, but it is his passion. He welcomes each site with all its potentials and constraints. For each client, his villa is his paradise, and so through amicable interactions with the client and his family, Ar. Prashant Parmar would duly and meticulously register their requirements and aspirations pertaining to their retreat. Having befriended both – the site and the client, Ar. Prashant Parmar and his team would then storm their brains to respond insightfully and creatively to all stated by the site and the client in the form of design alternatives. Through consensus, a design alternative is then finalized. 

What is remarkable is that each design genuinely values and incorporates the inputs from all the family members of the client and yet with no compromise on broader considerations, specifications, standards and most importantly, not at all on the overall design vision, which is like the thread that binds all the beads and pearls of a necklace together. 

While talking about his design policies in an interview, Ar. Prashant Parmar enlists the following parameters that need to be inevitably considered while designing: site context, climate, requirements of the client, provision of open spaces/ pockets that establish a connection with the exterior, budget etc. He also specifically emphasizes designing spaces in such a way that the privacy of each family member is maintained as it is a chief concern in the present times and should still be connected with each other by means of interactive spaces, double-height courtyards etc.  

Ar. Prashant also emphasizes the need for open spaces in a design. Open terraces, and huge balconies (covered, semi-covered or open to the sky) at different levels creating frames of different volumes are a special feature of his designs. Ar. Prashant says: “These open or semi-covered spaces are means of respiration for the building. They create an instrument for the play of light and shade and animate the building. They help to provide a buffer space to relieve the effect of harsh climatic factors.” A study of his projects like, Stepped Cube House or Shaded House would help us understand these statements better. 

Ar. Prashant shares some of his upcoming projects like Floating Garden House Screen House, which are catching thousands of eyeballs even in the conceptual stage. 

At times the dreams of the client in regard to his retreat and his budgetary provisions don’t go hand in hand. 

Ar. Prashant says: “We have had to encounter a few of such occurrences in the challenging times of the COVID pandemic. However, we come up with budget-friendly solutions. We switched over to a pallet of materials that could substitute in look and durability of the expensive ones and make them fit in the budgetary frames of the client.  

The way Ar. Prashant Parmar undertakes his design voyage for each project indeed sheds light on several parameters that lead to a more sensitive, comprehensive and creative way of designing built form and interior.

 

Entertainment

Bollywood PR Guru Dale Bhagwagar launches India’s first entertainment PR news site

Entertainment PR website BollywoodPR.in launched

Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar has launched a premier authoritative PR website of the Indian entertainment industry.

Mumbai, Aug 10: Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar has announced the official launch of BollywoodPR.in, the premier authoritative PR website of the Indian entertainment industry.

“Though we started this site during the first Coronavirus lockdown, we took it through an extended trial run to pack it up with quality content before officially announcing it,” says the PR specialist. Dale makes it a point to add that BollywoodPR.in is the first of its kind, as it is the only website in Bollywood to exclusively focus on the industry from a PR point of view.

Guiding light for Bollywood PR professionals

“We have also kept it ad-free to give our readers a more enriched and uncluttered user experience,” he informs. The site’s articles, news stories, lists, interviews, case studies, trade analysis, influencer features and expert opinion pieces strive to be the top best in information as well as journalistic and PR ethics in Bollywood. The site also serves as a guiding light for new-age PR agencies in Mumbai and PR professionals all over India.

In its short run, the Bollywood PR website has conducted interviews with prominent industry names such as Amit Behl, actor and senior joint secretary of Cine & TV Artists Association (CINTAA); Atul Mohan, editor of trade magazine Complete Cinema; Chaitanya Padukone, senior journalist, columnist and author; Vinta Nanda, writer, producer and activist; Ujjawal Trivedi, journalist and thought leader; Niyateey Shah, digital and tech entrepreneur; Viral Bhayani, photographer and influencer; Akshaye Rathi, film exhibitor, distributor and entrepreneur; and Mayank Shekhar, film critic, journalist and author.

It has featured opinion pieces by Viveck Vaswani, writer, producer, actor and educator; Sushen Bhatnagar, filmmaker; and Rajeev Chaudhari, trade analyst. The site has a growing presence on Facebook and also runs a Telegram channel for news updates.

A market leader in entertainment PR

For the record, BollywoodPR.in is an initiative of celebrity publicist Dale Bhagwagar, who has handled the publicity for over 300 personalities, 30 movies and 20 Bigg Boss contestants. His Mumbai-based Bollywood PR agency Dale Bhagwagar Media Group has been at the forefront of the entertainment PR brigade for more than two decades.

Apart from Indian media, Dale Bhagwagar is the only Bollywood publicist who has been quoted in top best international media such as BBC, Sky News (UK), CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post (US), The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), International Herald Tribune (France) and Pravda (Russia).

Well known as Bollywood’s only PR guru and the King of Spin, Dale Bhagwagar has handled the media for names such as Hrithik Roshan, Shilpa Shetty, Priyanka Chopra as well as publicity for films like the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Don and Farhan Akhtar-starrer Rock On!!

The public relations professional has also handled the PR for movies starring actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Arjun Rampal, Bipasha Basu, Bo Derek, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff, Jesse Metcalfe, John Abraham, Kabir Bedi, Kareena Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Manisha Koirala, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Padma Lakshmi, Prakash Raj, Preity Zinta, Rahul Bose, Rani Mukerji, Raveena Tandon, Rekha, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Shabana Azmi, Sharman Joshi, Shriya Saran, Sunil Shetty and Sunny Deol.

Virtual internships, thesis and dissertations

Dale also trains mass communication students in journalism and PR through regular college visits for guest lectures. He conducts virtual internships for media students of journalism and PR. Many students who consider him their mentor are currently working in some of the best Bollywood and corporate PR agencies in Mumbai and across India. Moreover, more than twenty students have completed their thesis and dissertations with Dale Bhagwagar as their guide.

Business

Supr Daily Independence Day Mega Offer: Flat 40% cashback, Best Deal on everyday grocery items

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], August 10: This Independence Day, Supr Daily has announced a special offer and is providing the biggest discount on groceries. Between 12th and 15th August 2021, customers can avail of a flat 40% cashback on their grocery orders.

Recently, Supr Daily has witnessed a significant spurt in the number of users. With over a million households served, this sale indicates the company’s gratitude to its burgeoning customer base. As the country celebrates its 75th Independence Day, Supr Daily believes that this occasion is worthy of celebration. Through this offer, Supr Daily reminds its customers that it is dedicated to providing the very best. 

Further, popular groceries and household products will be available at a 50-60% discount, which has never been seen in the grocery sector before. Daily staples produced by leading brands, including India Gate basmati rice, Aashirwad atta, Britannia cookies, Tata Sampann, etc., are offered at an unrivalled 60% discount. Other essentials like Freedom sunflower oil, Tata Sampann dal, Dettol handwash, Lizol disinfectant cleaner etc., will be available at a 50% discount.

Supr Daily has partnered with a plethora of banks, including ICICI Bank & Axis Bank, along with new-age payment apps & wallets such as Amazon Pay, CRED, Mobikwik, Simpl and many more to make this possible. The offer applies to all grocery items offered by Supr Daily in all six cities – Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi NCR. 

For a fresh start to mornings daily, try the SUPR DAILY app today!

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.supr.suprdaily 

iOS: https://supr.onelink.me/gv4K/appios

About Supr Daily: 

Supr Daily is a daily delivery service pioneering the grocery revolution in India. Over the next few years, Supr Daily plans to be a part of consumers’ daily lives by completely reshaping how they buy groceries. Its unique supply chain and business model allows Supr Daily to give consumers the convenience to order groceries by 11 pm for delivery by 7 am the next morning, with no minimum order. For more information, download the Supr Daily app on Android and iOS devices.