Education

Fashionova: Bridging the Gap – A Case Study Registered on European Case Study Centre

Surat (Gujarat) [India], January 17: B-Schools are often criticized for teaching management cases that have no direct relevance or belong to a different milieu (on American companies, for instance). Contemplating this, The Founder Director of Fashionova, Mr. Anupam Goyal and Mrs Ankita Goyal joined hands with Faculties of S. R. Luthra Institute of Management, a leading Management Institute of Surat, allowing them to write a case about their firm for teaching purposes.

The case study addresses the creative journey of Fashionova that aims at bridging the gap between the garment industry & budding design professionals worldwide, thereby generating employment opportunities for them. It will be an effective tool for students to learn & apply concepts to real-life situations & strategies.

The case was developed by Mr. Riddhish Joshi, Ms. Swapna Nair, Dr. Hemlata Agarwal (S.R. Luthra Institute of Management) & Dr. Priya Narayan (Metas Adventist College).  It was compiled from interactions with the owner of Fashionova and published sources and is intended to be used in classrooms for subjects of strategic management, entrepreneurship, and the like.

The case discusses the market opportunities, the founder’s vision and objectives, their innovative products, services, and processes. It also highlights their USP, marketing strategies, their initiatives, achievements as well as challenges in their entrepreneurial journey. The lessons from this case can be useful for students as well as budding entrepreneurs who have a passion for innovation, taking their enterprise to a new level. Right from receiving the start-up recognition from the government of India and being acknowledged for PPE creation by the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji Tweet on Mann Ki Baat to getting the case paper registered, Fashionova has come a long way.

It is a matter of pride for Surat that the case paper has been finally registered with European Case Study Centre, and now it is available globally for all business schools. The main objective behind this is to introduce the benefits of business education using real company cases.

The Founder Director of Fashionova, Mr. Anupam Goyal, said, “The authors of this research paper have done a tremendous job & the hard work has really paid off. He strongly believes that sharing real-life experiences can contribute to the better functioning of the industry as a whole, and this case paper will help in enhancing the problem-solving skills related to businesses.

Entertainment

Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022

January 17: The next edition of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) Awards will once again be associated with Madhya Pradesh Tourism. The final date of the eminent event was announced at the glittering Press Conference in Mumbai on January 15. Shri Sheo Shekhar Shukla, Principal Secretary, Tourism &  Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, marked his presence virtually and gave a head-start to the show.

Abhishek Mishra, CEO of DPIFF, made the official announcement and said, “Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022 will be held on February 20 and streamed live on ZEE5 from 7 PM onwards. The occasion will celebrate the grandeur of Indian Cinema and commemorate 75 years of Independence (Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav). The award ceremony has set the benchmark by honouring three broad segments of the Indian Entertainment Industries under one roof.”

Miss Universe Judge Urvashi Rautela, Subhash Ghai, Annu Kapoor, Pragya Kapoor, Anil Mishra from Ministry of I&B, Col. Tushar Joshi and Mayor of BMC- Smt. Kishori Pednekar were the guest of honour at the press conference. The evening was full of nostalgia as Urvashi recalled her acting debut, and Mayor of Mumbai shared her journey so far in BMC, which is India’s richest municipal corporation. The Press Conference was followed with an informative and entertaining Panel Discussion with the guest of honors.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Sheo Shekhar Shukla, Principal Secretary, Tourism & Culture from the Government of Madhya Pradesh, thanked DPIFF Team for choosing Madhya Pradesh Tourism once again as their esteemed Tourism Partner. “Government of Madhya Pradesh has introduced MP Film Tourism Policy – 2020 after taking inputs and valuable feedback of experts of this field. As we have a vast experience of film tourism products with a long & strong association with film makers, it is our prime aim to build a flourishing ecosystem for Indian and overseas filmmakers where they come with limited crew and get all required facilities in Madhya Pradesh only. M.P. has witnessed maximum web series shoots in 2021. The MP Tourism welcomes the film industry through Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2022 platform to come to Madhya Pradesh for unmatched production costs, Unseen Locations, Unforeseen support, and Unbelievable ease. My best wishes to team DPIFF 2022 for a successful event,” said Shekhar.

Further, Ram Kumar Tiwari, Deputy Director & State Nodal Officer of Film Tourism from Madhya Tourism Board shared about how Madhya Tourism has the foresight to grow internationally. He said, “We are working with the vision to make Madhya Pradesh as the first choice of filmmakers & to make the state a new central hub for films making. We are not only experiencing good growth in film shooting in Madhya Pradesh but also planning to create professional post-production facilities, and our leadership is fully focused to encourage Filmmakers and industries associated with investing in Madhya Pradesh Tourism by preparing infrastructure for film production as per Madhya Pradesh Film Tourism Policy 2020.”

Anil Mishra from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting highlighted the Certification process and added, “Currently, films are certified into three categories — ‘U’ for unrestricted, public exhibition; ‘U/A’ that requires parental guidance for children under 12; and ‘A’ for adult films. I urge the filmmakers to physically mark their presence at the office of CBFC during the certification process to obtain the desired certification as the representative i.e. the spot boy or any other crew is not the authorized signatory to proclaim justification on the cuts of the film”.

Subrata Dutta, Group Managing Director of ORGANIC INDIA, unveiled the segment of Dharti Mitr Award, which will be organized during the main event. He further added, “We at Organic India are utterly excited and proud to partner with DPIFF Awards 2022 for this prestigious and renowned ceremony. ORGANIC INDIA is a leading manufacturer and exporter of organic teas, infusions, herbal supplements and packaged food.”

Ghanashyam Aayeer, Managing Director of Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) Quoted on the association, “Founded in 1941, Phonographic Performance Limited India, also known as PPL India, is a performance rights organization licensing its members’ sound recordings for communication to the public in the areas of public performance and broadcast. PPL owns and/or controls the Public Performance rights of 400+ music labels, with more than 4.5 million international and domestic sound recordings. Henceforth Proud to be associated with DPIFF”.

Rohit Bose Roy, host of the evening, made the big announcement of the official partners of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022 in affiliation with- Incredible India, Powered By CoinDCX& Josh, Co-Powered By Organic India, Koo, Truecaller& Smile Partner Toothsi, Tourism Partners – Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Gujarat Tourism, Rajasthan Tourism, Chhattisgarh Tourism, Karnataka Tourism and Arunachal Pradesh Tourism-www.dpiff.in

Business

Middleby Celfrost inaugurates innovation center with Nand Equipment in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], January 17: Middleby Celfrost, a division of The Middleby Corporation, a publicly-traded company in the USA, announces the grand opening of its innovation centre through channel Partner M/s Nand Equipment at Gota, Ahmedabad.

The Middleby Corporation is a global leader in the food service equipment industry, having its headquarters in Elgin, Illinois, USA.  The company has 10,000+ Employees with operations in 150+ Countries & 100+ Sales and Manufacturing Locations. The current market cap is about $ 10.97 Billion (NASDAQ: MIDD), and the 2020 Revenue is $ 2.6 Billion.

The Middleby Corporation owns over 100 Brands providing equipment for the food service, food processing and premium residential markets.

Middleby Celfrost is recognized in India as a preferred commercial food service equipment supplier with a broad line of cold side products such as professional refrigerators, cold rooms, ice machines, and freezers, marketed under the Celfrost brand as well as many hot side products such as fryers, ovens, conveyorized ovens, speed ovens, grills under various Middleby brand names. Celfrost is a leading supplier of equipment to many of the fast-growing restaurant chains and hotel groups.

The company has an extensive marketing and service network in India, including 18 brand centres that we strategically leverage to support Middleby’s entire portfolio of brands in the market. We are also excited about the opportunity to introduce the Celfrost brand and portfolio of products into other emerging markets utilizing Middleby’s existing sales and marketing infrastructure.”

The company hosts an in-house service team dedicated to catering to service-related queries of its customers. A dedicated Toll-free helpline and online connectivity via email stay active on Weekdays while the Technical Team is Active 24X7 for Customer Service and Satisfaction. Our service has a well-defined and organised structure that is primarily customer-oriented with the aim of rendering hassle-free customer service.

Addressing the press, their director Mr Balaji Subramaniam said, “ When it comes to our customers, they mean everything to us; without them, we don’t need to exist.”

At Middleby Celfrost innovation centre, customers can experience a live demo along with getting a touch & feel of several products at once.

Entertainment

Jagdish Italiya is bringing an exciting Gujarati remake of ‘Hari Tu’ song

Surat (Gujarat) [India], January 17: Jagdish Italiya, a musical artist from Surat, is currently making a significant contribution in popularizing Gujarati folk music amongst today’s youngsters by remaking the traditional Gujarati folk songs and bhajans that are constantly sung by the people in a fascinating and modern way. Jagdish Italiya is coming up with a mesmerizing remake of another popular Gujarati bhajan, “Hari Tu” in collaboration with pop scope music.

The original song has been sung by none other than famous singer Praful Dave whose contribution to Gujarati music is very much heard and is famous not only in Gujarat but all over the world. The promos of the remake “Hari Tu” by Jagdish Italiya has already created a lot of excitement and frenzy amongst the Gujarati youth.

Jagdish Italiya has made a wonderful attempt to film “Hari Tu” with an amazing musical score to show the hardships faced by the working family who had to leave their homeland on foot, regardless of any comfort and convenience.

Ajita Italiya, wife of Jagdish Italiya and who has been a constant support in his life, has visualized the concept of this video. Hardik Tailor, the music producer, has once again created catchy music with “Hari Tu” and is happy to provide something new in Gujarati music.

Earlier, the video song ‘Aankh ni Afini’ sung by Jagdish Italiya got more than 80 lakh views, and another song Valam Aavo has been liked by Gujaratis with more than 20 lakh views.

National

Revanth Reddy seen giving floral tributes to S Jaipal Reddy on his 80th Birth Anniversary

January 17: Telangana Congress chief A Revanth Reddy among many paid rich floral tributes to S. Jaipal Reddy, on his 80th Birth Anniversary on Sunday

If the dream of separate Telangana state is realized it is because of vital role played by S. Jaipal Reddy: Revanth Reddy

Mallu Ravi appealed to PM Modi to consider awarding Bharat Ratna to S. Jaipal Reddy

Memorial Landscape Design Competition winning design unveiled. Ms. Smruti Balvalli, Bangalore’s design was picked from 50 plus contestants.

The Indian Society of Landscape Architects, a professional body of Landscape Architects in India organized “Memorial Landscape Design Competition”.

Telangana Congress chief A Revanth Reddy among many senior congress leaders V. Hanumanth Rao, Mallu Ravi, Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, Anjan Kumar Yadav, Dr G. Chinna Reddy, Ramulu Naik, Madhu Yashi, Gone Prakash Rao and Prof M Kodandarami paid rich floral tributes to S. Jaipal Reddy, former Union Minister, Best Parliamentarian Award on his 80th Birth Anniversary on Sunday in the city.

Right from morning several politicians across the party lines, family members visited “Spoorthi Sthal”,  Jaipal Reddy Memorial Place, at PVR Marg (Necklace Road), near Sanjeevaiah Park, Hyderabad and recalled his contributions and services to the society

Speaking on the occasion Mr Revanth Reddy said if the dream of separate Telangana state is realized it is because of the vital role played by S. Jaipal Reddy and nobody else unlike claimed by TRS party and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, Revanth Reddy said.

Democracy doesn’t mean jumping parties, buying votes, leaders and commissions. S Jaipal Reddy was a fine human being who stood for socialist and democratic values. He was a progressive leader, a fine human being with a vast knowledge of India’s political history. There are only a few leaders such as PV Narsimha Rao, Dr Marri Chenna Reddy and S. Jaipal Reddy known for their political acumen he said and added that if you want democratic values to be preserved and continue the legacy of leaders, the Congress party must come into power. We must emulate these leaders, he added.

Recalling his contribution to the state as well as nation Mallu Ravi appealed to the Prime Minister Modi that S. Jaipal Reddy must be decorated posthumously with Bharat Ratna.

Komatireddy Venkat Reddy said, S. Jaipal Reddy’s name will remain etched in the history of Telangana as he played a crucial role in the formation of the state.

Prof M Kodandaram recalled his association with him during the Telangana agitation and reminded how S Jaipal Reddy pushed hard the Telangana state formation. It is our bad luck that he is not there now amongst us to participate in the development of the state.

The S Jaipal Reddy Memorial Foundation unveiled the Memorial Landscape Design Competition winning design on the occasion. Ms  Smruti Balvalli, visiting faculty of RV College of Architecture’s design was selected out of 50 plus entries received in the competition. She won Rs 3 lakh cash prize for her Memorial Landscape Design which will be worked upon and will be ready by Jaipal Reddy’s next birth anniversary, informed a family member.

Ms. Smruti Balvalli from Bangalore could not travel due to the prevailing COVID situation.

The Indian Society of Landscape Architects, on behalf of the S Jaipal Reddy Memorial Foundation, organized a Memorial Landscape Design Competition. It sought designs through the contest from Landscape Architect led design teams and sought proposals that demonstrate excellence in the role of landscape features and their interrelation in the design of the Memorial named Spoorthi Sthal.

Indian Society of Landscape Architects (ISOLA) is a professional body of Landscape Architects, with over 360 members.

The family members, followers and well-wishers of Jaipal Reddy and others paid rich tributes to the late leader. The tributes were paid following strict COVID protocols with a very small and limited gathering.

To mark the occasion, a National Webinar “Celebrating Democracy” scheduled later in the day

Jaipal Reddy is widely regarded for his Liberal, progressive and democratic values. He has been an ardent proponent of Democracy and a Representative Form of Government. His thoughts and ideas were penned in his book “Ten Ideologies: The Great Asymmetry between Agrarianism and Industrialism”.  Democracy is included in it as a separate chapter.

Democracy is a system of government where power is held by citizens. They can impact important decisions, either directly or through the people they elect. Democracy is based on freedom and equality between all people. Jaipal Reddy dedicated his life to upholding the democratic values in the Indian Political System.

A politician par excellence, Sri Reddy was Member of Legislative Assembly  for four consecutive times, he was Member of Parliament seven times and Union Cabinet Minister for more than 10 years.  He had a political career spanning over 50 years. He was a brilliant parliamentarian known for his oratorical skills and political acumen. His speeches were packed with knowledge, information, criticism and wit. He passed away on July 28th in 2019 at the age of 77 years, who despite his physical disability carried on his journey with grit, determination and stood as an inspiration to many.

Reddy was an elected representative for nearly 45 years and his contribution to the discussions in Parliament earned him, “The Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, 1998”.

Lifestyle

Meet Paul Ettore Tabone, the man who enthralled all as a lyric tenor opera singer and musical theatre actor

January 17: The Australian-born is known as “Australia’s own Bocelli” and The Phantom of Opera star.

It is amazing to know about all those people, who in ways, more than one, prove what they truly possess as great talents in their respective industries. Knowing more about them instils the hearts of others with more hope, positivity, and motivation, ultimately inspiring them to take over their dreams and fulfil their goals. The world of arts is a world of its own, which so far across the world has given birth to many such creative souls. We couldn’t help but notice the rise of one such incredible creative being named Paul Ettore Tabone, who believed in his artistic visions and thus was able to portray the same in opera as a lyric tenor opera singer and on stage as a musical theatre actor.

Paul Ettore Tabone’s creative journey began while he was only nine years of age, where he excelled at playing the piano and working around voice and music theory. He graduated from CQ University’s Conservatorium of Music, attaining a Bachelor’s of Music Theatre in 2009, and made his solo opera debut in Opera Queensland’s world premiere production of The Dirty Apple. One thing led to another, and Paul in 2011 got the opportunity to perform the role “Squelch” in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to the much acclaimed The Phantom of The Opera. It was the year after that he decided to move to Italy for studying as a lyric tenor and later even relocated to London to perform in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the original production on West End in 2016; as “Ubaldo Piangi.”

Even during the ongoing global health crisis, he released his first studio album titled “This is Me,” taking people onto a journey with him, flexing his Australian and Italian heritage as well as his musical influences. Remembering one of his childhood memories, Paul said that he once with his nana went to watch Phantom at the Ingham Picture Theatre in 2006, and watching the same, he told to himself to be a part of the show. Last year in September, he brought Piangi to the Sydney Opera House in Cameron Mackintosh’s new original Phantom, for which he was too thrilled for getting to play the same role but in a unique, exciting setting.

He says that he is excited to tour regional Australia to promote his album, focusing mainly on regional Queensland. This year, he will be performing at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne arts centre in the Sellout production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of The Opera.”

To know more, visit his website, https://www.paultabone.com/home

Business

Decathlon India Launches Digital Campaign To Highlight Sustainable Initiatives

January 17: Let’s start talking about the environment:

Decathlon India has spent over a decade providing Indians interested in sports with a world-class range of sports equipment and gear at affordable prices. With over 100 stores across India and having a powerful online presence, Decathlon India offers a gratifying shopping experience to all sports enthusiasts.

Sports and the earth are undeniably linked. Climate change is the biggest existential threat that looms over people’s enjoyment of sports outdoors. To benefit people and the planet and on a mission of making sports sustainably accessible to many, Decathlon feels the responsibility to reduce its footprint to protect the future of sports.

Quote by Decathlon:

“As sportsmen and women, we are aware of the impact and the footprint that we create and our responsibility. Preserving the environment is one of our commitments. It is a value shared by all our teams, especially those who design our products. By 2026, we want to eco-design 100% of our products and reduce by 53%.”

Decathlon is transforming how they make their products; today, more than 23% of their turnover is from eco-designed products. Eco-designed products include sustainable materials and processes: recycled polyester, recycled cotton, organic cotton and cold patch batch and dope dye technology. 60% of Decathlon products are Made in India, offering an additional opportunity to shrink their environmental footprint while engaging with local communities.

Decathlon is one of the 32 companies in the fashion and textile industry to pledge to work towards shared and concrete goals in three areas: Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans being a part of the Fashion Pact.

Decathlon India also opened their first Green Building Store in Vasant Kunj, Delhi, certified by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). This site preserves all-natural features with rainwater harvesting, wastewater recycling, use of renewable energy and a passive cooling strategy. The building uses locally sourced sustainable green materials.

More Green Buildings, including their stores and distribution centres, are in the pipeline for 2022. In addition to that, 16 Decathlon Stores and warehouses now have solar rooftops. By the year-end, they aim to cover about 25 Stores.

RE100 is a global initiative bringing together the most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. Decathlon India has been RE100 since 2019. They will be RE 100 with 90% of their Suppliers by the end of 2022.

Another upcoming project started at the Decathlon Anubhava store in Bangalore, now available in Atrium Hyderabad, Brigade Chennai, Thrissur, Kalamassery in Kerela and Hosur Road, Bangalore, is around second-hand bikes. Buyback of old bikes and e-commerce returns are now available for customers to purchase at a lower rate. Extending the life of old bikes helps to reduce carbon footprint. The plan is to spread this program to a minimum of 12 stores in early 2022.

As a designer and distributor of sports products, Decathlon takes responsibility for reducing their CO2 emissions in line with the recommendations of the scientific world. They firmly believe that the best way to do this is to chart a course backed up by science. That’s why DECATHLON has chosen to ground itself in the Science-Based Target (SBTi) initiative, which has approved its climate-related commitments, intended to :

– To reduce by 90% scope 1 and 2 GHG absolute emissions (tCO2e) by 2026 from a 2016 base year

– To reduce by 53% scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions intensity (tCO2e/Eur value-added) over the same time frame

– To engage 90% of suppliers by emissions covering purchased goods and services in having science- based targets by 2026

Quote by Annie:

“Climate change is happening even more quickly than we realise. We are accelerating our Sustainability commitments by working in collaboration with our stakeholders. This will help us not just fulfil our commitments but also strengthen our methodologies and contribute to a collective impact.” – Annie George, Sustainability Leader, Decathlon India.

There are many more initiatives introduced by Decathlon around waste segregation, reducing plastic in packaging and more. You can visit their Instagram handle @decathlonsportsindia to follow the “Preserve Our Playground Campaign” closely.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOCUG_8gAB8

Entertainment

Learn all about Mr Chang and his fight against racial discrimination on the brink of outbreak of the pandemic

Relive the gruelling experience of immigrants with “Meet Mr Chang”

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 17: Revolving around the plights of immigrants in other nations, the film revolves around Mr Lean Chang who is the main protagonist of the film, “Meet Mr. Chang”. He is a middle-aged Chinese immigrant who has been living in India. The film focuses on his sufferings through racism in his home and workplace.

Mr Chang had to go through a lot to overcome the stereotypes and racism that he had to face while he was enduring the pandemic stuck in Bombay, India. Cut off from his family and loved ones, Chang was abused by nearly every Indian he came in touch with, all of whom met him with an absolutely horrified look. The coronavirus being of Chinese origin has propelled many Indians to show disdain to any Chinese citizen they encountered in their country. From discrimination at the market to missing out on his daily food supply, Mr Chang had to endure hell during the pandemic, and the film narrates his sufferings.

ChienHo Liao Alfred is playing Mr. Chang character in this film. He worked before as the main villain in the hit Hindi action film, Paltan. The prominent actor has also appeared in a number of advertisements and daily soap too for which he has received multiple accolades.

The film will span over the duration of around 40-45 mins. The film is targeted to be sent the International Film festival. Viewers can also catch the film on OTT platforms after it has been released. The film is scheduled to be released in February 2022.

For over a year now, the team and director, Mr. Ashwin Kaushal, has been working diligently on this project. This project holds huge significance to the director as Mr. Ashwin Kaushal is debuting as Director through this movie.

Racism and racial inequity continue to pervade our civilizations’ daily lives. To combat this worldwide scourge and promote racial justice, several specific processes and tools have been formed at the international, regional, and state levels.

Although the scopes of these processes and tools varied, they all have a distinct focus on racial concerns. Why is such a high level of specialisation required? How does the approach differ depending on the mission, forum, and emphasis of each organisation (for example, international vs individual-led approaches)? What are the benefits of these initiatives in terms of development? What milestones have been reached on the road to eradicating racism? These are some of the key answers that should seek the solution to end racism and racial profiling.

This film is aimed at the individuals who have never been subjected to racial profiling or who do not know someone who has, it may appear to be a minor nuisance. Racial profiling, on the other hand, is much more than a nuisance. It has real and immediate ramifications. Those who have been subjected to profiling suffer emotionally, psychologically, cognitively, and in some circumstances financially and physically.

Depicting the deeply rooted evil within our society and the hidden harm it is causing on individuals should be understood through this film, and the character of Mr Chang has been successful in capturing the stigma that has been gripping the country and polarising its citizens. Condemning such actions and acts is not only necessary but is critical if one wishes to maintain equality and fairness in human society, especially in emergency situations like the coronavirus pandemic.

Apart from Mr Chang, the team is also diligently working on creating Powwow with Eram, which is aimed at becoming a successful talk show hosted by Eram Faridi, which will welcome a number of well-known celebrities to its sets for some spicy gossip. Also, there is talks of a comedy web series that will be produced by Eram Entertainment. Furthermore, the team is working towards releasing the full feature film called Wrinkles.

Business

Expansion Over Investment? Know Why Sahil Pruthi Could Not Accept Shark Tanks Highest Offer Of 1.6 Crores

January 17: Sony Entertainment Television’s Indian adaptation of the world’s no1 business reality show – Shark Tank, had Sahil Pruthi, Keto India founder, on the show recently. Sahil Pruthi is the CEO and brand representative of Keto India and Livofy, an organization that stands by the belief to make everyone achieve a healthy lifestyle. The prime aim of the organization is to create a personalized and integrative patient engagement platform for chronic care management that helps people manage their chronic issues like Type 2 Diabetes, PCOS, Thyroid, Cancer, Weight Gain through highly integrative care solutions. Know it from the man himself on how his experience of the show panned out and why he had to say no to the highest offer presented in Shark Tank India.

“Before the term “entrepreneur” existed in my vocabulary, I worked with Innovaccer, Traveltriangle, Samsung and Kronos Inc. as a product manager in the former two and a developer in the latter two. Then, I became an entrepreneur by chance and had always wished to be a part of Shark Tank. I would see hundreds of entrepreneurs from around the globe pitch their companies’ concepts to a panel of investors and persuade them to invest money in their idea and compete on the classic reality show. I got an opportunity to pitch my health brands Keto India and Livofy when Shark Tank arrived in our area of the world,” says Sahil.

“Being a Shark Tank India contestant feels like my organization, and I have finally gotten the validation of being a successful startup. By accepting the offer of 1.6 crores and collaboration with the Sharks, the charismatic leaders of the start-up business, would have earned me national prominence and increased our brand’s awareness among people. I also understand that it is the highest offer on Shark Tank India so far, with four of the five sharks offering us capital; however, my motive is to break the prejudice people carry of healthy diets and ensure everyone gets how important personalised nutrition is. For the same, I need to expand my business to an exponential level, for which this investment and company valuation would not have sufficed,” quoted Sahil.

“Joining my strong vision of making a huge difference in society, Sharks Namita Thapar of Emcure, Aman Gupta of boAT, Peyush Bansal of Lenskart, and Ashneer Grover of BharatPe offered to invest 1.6 crores in Keto India. What a moment that was! So many emotions came gushing down. I was nervous, proud, confused, excited, everything at the same time.

But, I didn’t take the offer because the equity asked was higher than what I had in mind to dilute, and the capital, I felt, would not have been enough to scale the company fast. The step was what’s best for my company and what it stands by. It was nothing negative, in fact, it truly reflects our beliefs to make nutrition easier and helpful.”

Sahil added, “I believe that the biggest learning from the entire process is that I may have done a lot of things well; there are still so many more things to do, so many things to achieve that even if there is a backlash of any kind, it’s natural and acceptable. I went to the show saying I needed mentorship and exposure more than anything else, and I achieved that. I want to thank the sharks again for putting the trust and belief in my entrepreneurial skills. This was definitely an experience of a lifetime!”

For more information, visit the websites

https://www.ketoindia.fit

https://www.livofy.com

National

Shiva Suri makes a name for himself in the field of entrepreneurship, encourages others

January 17: Mr. Shiva Suri, a 28 years old Delhi Uttam Nagar based Businessman, who have achieved a lot in a very short span of time He has many interests like music, working out in gyms and playing sports, and he has done his best in every platform and on every field from playing and supporting sports to producing music to donating funds to NGOs. He has never failed as an ideal figure.

Recently in Telangana state cricket trials, he was there to support all the participants and encourage them to do their best he even gave rewards to the best player on the field. The Shiva Suri always gives his best in promoting sports as he is an athlete himself, and other than that, he also produced music recently called “Dola” which was a hit everywhere on every platform. Mr. Shiva Suri didn’t limit himself from any boundaries and played his hand in every field, and has done his best on the field as well. Which is surprisingly amazing to hear, but this will not be surprising for you now when I’ll say he is also a sponsor of “Nacho” yes, again, he is everywhere, shining through the way. He has earned a lot of fame and respect in society.

He always feels “earning fame is nothing when you don’t respect the people” he respects every religion and gender believes in equality. Earning so much wealth and fame never made him envy of himself he remains a down to earth person. He did many great deeds throughout his journey, donating time to time funds to many NGOs. Doing social works for people in need during COVID as well he provided help to many people and played his role as a public figure.

He believes in living life to the fullest. And advise people to do the same in their life. His goal is to motivate as many people as he can in their life and help people who have no one to look after them. He wants to go on in his life with his pure thoughts and spread his wisdom throughout the world.