Wednesday, October 31, 2018

deAsra Foundation encourages entrepreneurship, and promotes job creation in India

deAsra Foundation inspires entrepreneurship by conducting Entrepreneur Excellence Awards



deAsra Foundation, a not for profit organisation from Pune, held  their annual Entrepreneur Excellence Awards function at Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems Ltd., Pune.

The Entrepreneur Excellence Awards is deAsra’s way of celebrating entrepreneurship and providing a forum for the successful stories of established entrepreneurs to be shared with a wider community. This award also aims to provide aspiring and existing entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn from their journeys.

The awardees of the evening were Milind Shalgar, owner Shalgar Hosiery; Neha Sarang Lagu, Director Lagu Bandhu Jewellers; Dr Vinay Koparkar, Founder & Director, Papillon Hair & Face Clinic; Mandar Desai, owner Desai Bandhu Ambewale, and Mr. Hanmant Gaikwad, Founder and owner of BVG. These awardees were honoured by Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder of deAsra Foundation and Founder, CEO of Persistent Systems.

The dignitaries shared their experiences, especially challenges, and how they overcame them.

They also discussed what inspired them during their entrepreneurial journey.

The honourable dignitaries felicitated champion entrepreneurs from deAsra’s entrepreneur community, who are setting an example by living their dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs are a part of deAsra’s 8000+ strong entrepreneur community which has benefited from various deAsra services, in various sectors such as food, fashion, beauty and more.

On this occasion, Dr. Anand Deshpande said, “deAsra is now focusing on a highly growing segment of urban service jobs for scaling. For this, most of the tools and resources, including checklists required for any small business entrepreneur is now made available online. Any assistance required by the entrepreneur is provided through a telephonic call or on Google hangouts. Packaging the service solutions is something we are hoping would be of great help to all entrepreneurs.”

During the discussion, Mr. Hanmant Rao Gaikwad encouraged entrepreneurs by mentioning that he had a vision at a very young age, to do something on his own, and with that he wanted to contribute to the progress of the country. If an entrepreneur persistently continues to work towards his/her vision, soon dreams will become a reality. He encouraged entrepreneurs to believe in themselves even in the toughest of times.”

Mr. Shalgar mentioned how product innovation can be an USP of any small business. Over a period, Shalgar Hosiery has been creating new products as per customers’ demands and has created a brand which offers clothing for the entire family under one roof.”

While talking about breaking the stereotype work profile/ profession, Dr. Vinay Koparkar said, “He was the first doctor from his generation who started a men’s salon with skin treatment service for men. Critics & negative comments never stopped him from learning different techniques and implementing them. He believes hair cutting is also a science. His efforts in research and his belief in his products and service has lead him to be where he is today.”

Mr. Mandar Desai of Desai Ambewale, said, “For over 87 years we have successfully maintained the trust of our customers. This is important in every business. This trust helps your business grow successfully.”

Gemologist and jewellery designer Ms. Neha Lagu said, “Today’s customers are very selective in their requirements, and we have to be sensitive to their needs. Understanding their requirements and customizing designs to their likings is the key to our success.”

In an endeavour to provide a platform of recognition, the dignitaries also felicitated deAsra champion entrepreneurs from similar sectors.

deAsra Foundation has been a strong support to existing and aspiring small business entrepreneurs, providing knowledge, tools, templates and services through the portal, www.deasra.in, to overcome the challenges they face while running or starting a business.

This event encouraged entrepreneurs to take the next step in their business journey, and be the job creators that India needs today.


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

QNET Entrepreneurs kick off Festive Season by Raising Funds for Underprivileged Community in 21 Cities including Pune


  • Money raised to fund essential goods for orphanages, old-age homes, and others in need
  • 39 events planned across 21 cities in the country
  • Pledged sums ranging from INR 50,000 to INR 1 Lakh in each city

Pune, October 16, 2018: Independent representatives of Direct Selling company QNET have once again come together to brighten up the festive season for the underprivileged. In a series of events spread across 21 cities throughout India, various groups of Independent Representatives have come forward to raise money to help the underprivileged communities.

Around 100 young entrepreneurs, who run a successful direct selling business with QNET, have pledged between INR 50,000 to INR 1 lakh per city towards important causes benefiting a local community in need. This is the fourth year that these entrepreneurs have initiated such an exercise during the festival season to reinforce their commitment to helping communities and their own belief in the spirit of giving.

Funds raised by the group this year will be used to help orphanages, homes for the disabled and the elderly, and for the education as well as provision of life-saving medical treatment to children in need.

In Pune more than 20 such entrepreneurs came together and distributed groceries, toiletries and blankets at the Madhurbhav Bliss (AJ Foundation) Old Age Home.

Entrepreneurs have also planned 38 other such charitable initiatives in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Bhubneshwar, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Patna, Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Jammu and Meerut, between 14 October and 7 November 2018.

“We have been fortunate to find our path and purpose with QNET which has helped us transform, not only our lives, but the lives of those around us. Giving back to our community during this auspicious festival season is our way of paying it forward.” said Mahesh who leads the effort of the group in Pune.

Commenting on the effort, QNET Global CEO Trevor Kuna said “The initiative undertaken by our Independent Representatives in their individual capacity is truly encouraging. QNET’s underlying philosophy of RYTHM – Raise Yourself To Help Mankind is the force that drives a lot of what we do. It is a reflection of our business, which is about empowering people to take control of their lives, so that they can, in turn, help empower their communities. After all, there is no better feeling than doing well while you are doing good”.

QNET had in the past partnered with the Cancer Patients Aid Association in Mumbai to support the treatment of children with cancer from low-income families. QNET had also contributed significantly towards the Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya campaign by partnering with the Lions Club in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad on a number of projects including clean drinking water, nutrition education and health camps for children.

The second such event will be held on 31st October at the Sanmati Bal Niketan Sanstha, Manjari Budruk.

Payoneer Features in CB Insights List of Top 250 Fastest-Growing Fintech Companies Globally

  • Payoneer recognized for its contribution in the cross-border payments and global e-commerce
  • Payoneer is the only fintech company present in India that provides cross-border payment services exclusively for the B2B trading/segment to have been featured in the list
Pune, India, October 23, 2018 – Payoneer, an innovative cross-border payments company that drives global eCommerce, has been featured in the CB Insights 2ndannual top 250 companies in Fintech sector, the only fintech company that provides cross-border payment services exclusively for B2B trading sellers and freelancers to have made it to the list.
Commenting on this achievement, Payoneer’s Country Head, Rohit Kulkarni said, “Payoneer does not just limit itself to transfer of payments, but our bigger goal is to enable Indian sellers to take global strides and sell more in international markets. India is a key strategic market for us, and with sellers and services on the rise who do cross-border trading, our mission is to empower every single Indian seller and freelancer through our platform experience. We are excited that CB Insights recognized our efforts and felicitated us as one of fastest growing fintech companies globally.”
The CB Insights research team selected the top 250 Fintech companies based on several factors including data submitted by each company and their Mosaic Score. The Mosaic Score, based on CB Insights’ algorithm, measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies. Through this evidence-based, statistically-driven approach, the Mosaic Score can help predict a company’s momentum, market health and financial viability.
The Payoneer Advantage:
  • Cost Effective: SMEs can receive funds from their international clients for ZERO transfer fees and at competitive rates as compared to other payment providers.
  • Convenient: Access to international receiving accounts and funds auto transferred to the local bank account in INR or in USD.
  • Compliant:  Payoneer partners with India’s leading banks and helps its Indian customers with tax compliance
  • Global Marketplace Expansion: Payoneer partners with over 2000 enterprise clients including world-leading marketplaces like Amazon, Wish, Tophatter, Cdiscount, Lazada and Rakuten. We help our customers grow their businesses by expanding into new geographies and markets.
About Payoneer:
Payoneer empowers global commerce by connecting businesses, professionals, countries and currencies with its innovative cross-border payments platform. In today’s borderless digital world, Payoneer enables millions of businesses and professionals from more than 200 countries to reach new audiences by facilitating seamless, cross-border payments. Additionally, thousands of leading corporations including Airbnb, Amazon, Getty Images, Google and UpWork rely on Payoneer’s mass payout services.


With Payoneer’s fast, flexible, secure and low-cost solutions, businesses and professionals in both developed and emerging markets can now pay and get paid globally as easily as they do locally. Founded in 2005 and based in New York, Payoneer is venture-backed, profitable and ranked in the top 100 of Inc. 5000’s Financial Services companies and was awarded a spot on the 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 list.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

deAsra Foundation’s second Entrepreneurs Excellence Awards 2018 to be held on 26th October

In a bid to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurship, deAsra foundation is all set to organise its second Entrepreneurs Excellence Awards 2018 that is going to be held on Friday, 26th October 2018 6:00 PM onwards at the Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune. Before the award ceremony, people will get an excellent networking opportunity to interact and connect with deAsra’s entrepreneurs and mentor community 5:15 pm onwards.

These awards will be given to five successful entrepreneurs from various sectors such as food, fashion, beauty and more. Prominent names include; Mr. Hanmant R. Gaikwad, Chairman & Managing Director, BVG India Ltd., Mr. Milind Shalgar, owner Shalgar Hosiery, Ms. Neha Sarang Lagu, Director Lagu Bandhu Jewellers, Dr. Vinay Koparkar, Founder & Director, Papillon Hair & Face Clinic, Mr Mandar Desai, Owner Desai Bandhu Ambewale, will be honored. These dignitaries will also felicitate five deAsra-empowered entrepreneurs.

Hon’ble Shri Vishwas Mahajan, Founder –Whizible LifeLine Systech (Ex-Trustee at TiE Global, Secretary MCCIA) will conduct a discussion session between these dignitaries at the award function. Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder & CEO of Persistent Systems, Founder of deAsra Foundation, will felicitate these five successful entrepreneurs.

Ms. Pradnya Godbole, CEO deAsra Foundation said, “We bring these dignitaries together to share their journey and insights gained from years of experience, so as to inspire those who wish to start their own business journey and also those who are currently running a business.”

deAsra Foundation is committed to provide the right guidance and encouragement to those who wish to start and grow a small business. Established and aspiring entrepreneurs should attend the event to hear first-hand about the successful entrepreneurial journeys of these personalities.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand to play chess with Pune Students


The unique chess tournament to be held at Edify International School Pune

  • Around 1000 participants, top 12 will play with Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand 
  • Top seven from 12 will get prize money, trophy and certificate
  • For registration login at : www.edifypune.com

Edify International School Pune in association with Pune District Chess Association is all set to bring a unique Chess tournament for school students aged between 5 and 16. The preliminary rounds are scheduled between 17-18 November, which will witness around 1000 participants from Pune and the top 12 finalists will get an opportunity to play against Viswanathan Anand in a 1: 12 match on 8th December at Edify International School Hinjewadi, Pune.

This will be the most unique opportunity for Pune students as it involves our own Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, the tournament will be telecasted live on youtube.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Chand Budhrani, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Edify International School said, “Viswanathan Anand is the brand ambassador of Edify International School Pune and the management wanted to provide a unique opportunity to students to play a match against Grandmaster hence the chess championship is being organized to select the top finalists”.

While addressing media Ms. Priya Anand, Principal of Edify International School said, “On 8th December 2018, Viswanathan Anand will also inaugurate Edify international school offering IB curriculum and address the chess lovers. He will also be felicitating the top 3 toughest competitors from the final 10. The total prize money in the event is Rs 45,000/-, top 7 participants will be honoured with prize money, trophy and certificates.”

The prize money for top 7 participants will be 1) Rs.10,000/- 2) Rs.6000/- 3) Rs. 4000/- 4) Rs. 2500/-, 5)2500/- 6) Rs. 2000/- and 7) Rs 2000/-.

Mr. Joseph D’Souza, Chairman, Pune District Chess Association, said “It is a golden opportunity for the youngsters of Pune to participate in this event and qualify to play with ex-world champion, the legendary Viswanathan Anand, it will be a boost for the talented player of Pune they will be getting tips from him”.

The championship has a registration fee of Rs. 300 and the revenue generated through this fee will be utilized to sponsor a girl child education from the underprivileged background to study at Edify Hinjewadi Pune. BLiSS scholarship will be offered to a student in Grade 6 and will be identified through a unique talent identification program through Teach for India.

Edify International School is located in Pune’s premier IT hub. The school offers a broad, rich and challenging curriculum based on the world-renowned IB programmes. It promotes a strong foundation in the academic disciplines, a broad exposure to the liberal arts, and selective opportunities to pursue individual interests. As students’ progress, the programme becomes increasingly flexible and offers a wide array of electives beyond the core curriculum. This is the first academic year of the school which is a candidate school for IB PYP and MYP.

It also offers sports facilities including tennis basketball football skating badminton swimming and squash. Music, dance, drama, visual art and design are the important part of the school offering.

Interested participants can log in to the website: www.edifypune.com for more information and registration. There are limited entries hence the registration will be done on first come first serve basis. Candidates also can contact on: 7741950000/ 7741850000; Email: events@bkfbliss.org

Candidates also can register at offline registration centres:
Edify International School, 38, Phase 1, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjawadi, Pune- 411057
Joseph D’souza Chess Academy, 1138, Sadashiv Peth, Next to Indian Bank near perugate police Chowky, Pune- 411030
Budhrani Knowledge Foundation, D35, Vastusree Complex,, Near Hyde Park, Market Yard, Pune- 411037

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Mr. Vinay Aranha and Shri Shrimant Malojiraje Chhatrapati flags-off ‘Run to give 2018’ Marathon for Chennai-based NGO Rising Star Outrage

Pune October 2018: The 'Run to Give 2018’ Marathon organised by the Chennai-based NGO Rising Star Outrage was graced by Vinay Aranha, trustee of The Aranha’s Rosary Education Group and Shri Shrimant Malojiraje Chhatrapati, trustee of AISSMS College of HMCT . They flagged off the marathon of over 1200 participants in Pune. The marathon was flagged off from AISSMS College of HMCT, Pune. 



The Marathon received encouraging response from adults and children. Among the participants are about 170 Rosary students who voluntarily took part in the marathon. The marathon was organised to create awareness about the charity and to encourage all age groups to stay active. The students of Rosary school were informed of the marathon and its significance. “Parents of our school have been very supporting by having their children and themselves in some cases participate in the Marathon. I am very proud of them all and so glad that we all could help the cause”, said Vinay Aranha of Rosary School.
The marathon was met with a lot of enthusiasm from all participants. #RunToGive2018 was a success on a lazy Sunday morning that was made active by the motivated participants. The marathon organisers Rising Star Outrage is an NGO that helps lepers. They have been doing great work in assisting those inflicted to recover with the best facilities.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hon'ble Shri. Prakashji Javadekar Inaugurates Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement Centre at Shashwat Hospital

Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement Centre at Shashwat Hospital was inaugurated at the hands of Chief Guest Hon'ble, Shri. Prakash Ji Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Mrs Medha Kulkarni, MLA Pune.
Robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery uses a robotic system to aid a surgeon during a surgical procedure. The robot-assisted system eliminates the possibilities of human error and its benefits include; High accuracy, more natural knee motion, small incisions, minimal pain and blood loss etc. 
Using Robot-assisted surgery helps to prevent human error as well as gives best results to the patient, after the surgery same day the patient can walk more confidently, also gets the discharge within three days which results in minimum hospital stay, reduces the use of painkiller medicines, no need of physiotherapy. Overall, the robotics has become a boon for the patients.
Shri. Prakash Javadekar said, “This significant change in the medical sector has enhanced the lives people, it is the science to prove that the progress made in medical science and new facilities and equipment helps in diagnosing bigger diseases.
The robotic-assisted system is set up by the initiative of Dr P. S. Karmarkar, Chairman, Shashwat Hospital Kothrud and Dr Hrushikesh Saraf, Robotic Joint replacement surgeon Shashwat Hospital.  
“First time in Pune city we have started robotic assisted surgery, which is not going to increase the cost of the surgery but the accuracy and benefits” said Dr P.S. Karmarkar         
Dr Hrushikesh Saraf said, “Robotic technology makes artificial joint replacement more beneficial for a patient, in less time, more accuracy can be obtained, which also increases the longevity of implants and joints”.
Talking about Ayushman Bharat scheme, Shri. Prakash Javadekar said “ For the common people who cannot afford big and costly surgeries Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has implemented scheme like Ayushman Bharat, which can provide free medical services upto 5 lakh”. 

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Accord Mediplus Pvt. ltd. owner of the brand “ACCORD HOSPITALS” completes takeover- management and operations of SDH - Sant Dnyaneshwar Hospital

SDH Hospital the biggest tertiary multi-speciality hospital in PCMC will now run under the Brand of “ACCORD HOSPITALS”
The hospital which currently has 150 operational beds will soon be expanded to 300 beds

After take over Accord management has upgraded the clinical infrastructure at ACCORD SDH HOSPITAL by adding latest medical equipment’s and by making improvements in the clinical infrastructure of the Hospital. A team of skilled specialist and super specialist doctors from PUNE and PCMC area are now available for consultation every day at the hospital, ensuring quick and prompt access to medical services 24/7. These changes in the hospital infrastructure and doctor availability will provide great convenience to the residents of PCMC area especially people from Moshi, Bhosari, Nigdi, Chakan etc. The residents of this area will not have to travel to Pune for availing high end tertiary care services which will now be available at their doorsteps.

A team of 350 medical professionals work round the clock striving hard to deliver world class clinical outcomes.

The hospital has a tie up with most insurance companies and corporates and a cashless facility is available at the hospital for the convenience of patients.

The hospital is also in the process of getting itself certified by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH). This will ensure world class clinical protocols for the convenience of patient.

Accord SDH Hospital is a multi-speciality hospital, offers gynaecology, ophthalmology, oncology, surgery, paediatrics, psychiatry, dermatology, medicine, neurology, chest medicine, ENT, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dental and orthopaedics services.

After takeover by ACCORD HOSPITALS various modalities like open heart surgery, IVF and Bariatric surgery have been added to the list of services available at the hospital. In the coming month’s addition of 150 beds will see the hospital offering high end cancer care like radio therapy in the premises.

While addressing media, Dr Deepali Chinchole- Managing Director and IVF specialist at Accord Hospitals said, “Accord SDH Hospital has 20 intensive care beds currently which are always full and we intend to add 20 additional beds by December to cater to the shortage of critical care beds in this region.  NABH accreditation expected shortly will take the quality of our hospital to the next level. It’s our ongoing endeavour to offer highest quality services at affordable rates.”
Mr. Vidyadhar Sarfare chairman Accord Mediplus Pvt ltd., has been active in the IT industry for over 2 decades and has made a foray in the healthcare and healthcare IT verticals in 2013.

Accord Mediplus is building a chain of 6 state of the art Multispeciality hospitals with 1500 beds across Pune and PCMC area. The takeover of ACCORD SDH HOSPITAL will add the second hospital to the group. Accord hospitals has a 250 bedded hospital under construction in Baner-Pune and is expected to be operational by 2019.

Addressing the media Chairman Mr. Vidyadhar Sarfare said “our vision is to establish PUNE/PCMC into a medical tourism hub similar to the IT hub. This is possible due to the availability of super specialist doctors, skilled nursing staff, excellent climate, international connectivity and affordable infrastructure costs.“

Be a provider of high-quality patients focus healthcare that is readily accessible, cost-effective and meets the needs of people we serve."

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pune’s Dr. Gaurangi Shrawat crowned Mrs India – Empress of The Nation 2018

Pune’s renowned cosmetologist, Dr. Gaurangi Shrawat won the prestigious Mrs India – Empress of The Nation 2018 pageant, held on 9th September at Hyatt Pune, where 32 gorgeous women vied with each other for the coveted crown, amidst much glitter and glamour. She also bagged the title of Mrs Beautiful Skin, not surprisingly, considering skin care is her forte!


Dr. Gaurangi is the MD & Founder of Skinworks, the skin, hair and laser clinic in Salisbury Park, Pune. After her graduation from BVPMC, Pune in 2010, it was then time to branch out into a specialty. “I opted for Dermatology as not only did I find it fascinating and filled with potential but also because my stunning mother in her younger days owned a flourishing salon and groomed women in Meerut, and this was one of the inspiring factors for me. I have spent the last 3 years shaping my skills as a super-specialist. After finishing my Masters, I ventured into the field of Cosmetology”, smiles Gaurangi.


Speaking of her stupendous  success at winning the crown at the pageant, Dr.Gaurangi Shrawat admits it was one of those life changing events, which transformed the way she perceived the outside world. “Mrs. India pageant came along at a time when my focus was purely on my career, and am I grateful that it has not just got me instant name and fame, but also recognition as a leading cosmetologist. I must thank Nalini Dhir, Co-founder, Meraki Salon, who encouraged me to participate”.


It was an evening that saw 32 stunning women from different walks of life, from across the country, shedding all their inhibitions to not just compete with each other for the crown, but to also find their inner diva! “The magnitude of what I was getting into then dawned on me”, says Gaurangi.


“But undoubtedly, I owe my success to my two gurus, the two people who each one of us will remember for the rest of our lives, who took all of us under their wings and showed us the way – Anjana (an international pageant coach) and Karl Mascarenhas, MD of DIVA Pageants. These two fabulous people not only taught us how to portray our best attributes on stage and in life but also what couple goals we should be setting in life – the second bit was obviously not part of their plan! They are and will always be my mentors no matter where I go”.


The grooming that we received during the four days prior to the main event made Gaurangi  realize her potential. It was indeed the biggest Pageant of the year and was graced by celebrities and the who's who of Pune. The eminent jury comprised of Miss World 1999 Yukta Mookhey, Mrs. World 2001 Aditi Govitrikar, Famous Singer Shibani Kashyap, Mrs Tourism 2005 Sonal Chauhan and famous actor Sharhaan Singh along with Vinay Aranha, Sumit Kumar (GM Hyatt Pune), Mrs Sapna Anand Chhajed, Dr Akshaya Jain & Karl Mascarenhas. Popular TV actor, Aman Verma wowed the guests as he hosted the evening in his impeccable, charming style!


“The question asked at the finale is infact very close to my heart- Do you think it is necessary to have pageant coaching if you are serious about winning a pageant. My response was – Yes, it is indeed a very important part of a pageant as I can see a difference in me after the coaching that was provided by DIVA Pageants. Of course, all this has been possible with the unstinting support of my husband, Dr.Bhakti Sarangi and my loving family. It’s been a glorious journey so far and it has made me who I am today – strong, confident and a DIVA”, she sums up.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

BramhaCorp launches Towers & Boulevard in Pune


Chitrangada Singh launches BramhaCorp’s residential and commercial project at Sadhu Vaswani Chowk

Pune, 5th September, 2018: BramhaCorp, one of Pune’s leading luxury real estate developers announced the launch of its latest project, Towers and Boulevard at Sadhu Vaswani Chowk today. Spread over 15,000 square meters, the new project by BramhaCorp is the first of its kind and the Sales Center is furnished by Fendi Casa furniture in association with Ace Maison.

Launched in the presence of Bollywood Diva, Chitrangada Singh, it boasts of the best of Italian inspired design with premium furnishings from Fendi Casa in all its common areas.  With the project located in the heart of the city, occupants can enjoy superior connectivity to the airport, railway station, offices and major educational institutions while enjoying the greenery and luxurious feel of the property in Pune’s most prestigious 411001 address.

Dinesh Agrawal, Co-Chairman, BramhaCorp said, “It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of our latest project, which is being furnished with Fendi Casa products, a first endeavour in India by Ace Maison with its premium brand. This launch is in line with our focus of building strategic partnerships to deliver world class products to our customers. We hope our customers will enjoy the Fendi Casa experience, projecting the same understated exclusivity, research and passion for detail.”

A state of the art Sales Experience Center is ready to be explored for customer experience and is immaculately furnished with Fendi Casa products in association with Ace Maison. The Sales Center for Boulevard is designed by Ashutosh Pathare, who is the creative director of leading luxury design firm, Czar Interior Design.

Speaking at the launch, Bollywood Celebrity Chitrangada Singh said, “Fendi Casa has always been one of my favourite brands and I’m not surprised with the outcome of the project. Pune is one of my favourite cities, It’s amazing to see it come to life in Towers & Boulevard as you can see the same understated classiness here.”

BramhaCorp’s project features amenities like a state of the art lobby with Fendi Casa furnishings, elevated parking facilities, a modern and chic cafeteria, wheel chair access among others.

BramhaCorp is known for consistently raising the bar in luxury real estate with developments like Sheraton Grand in Pune, Le Meridien in Mahabaleshwar, F Residences and Residency Club in Pune among others. As the company grows, it envisions becoming a global real estate player offering excellence, transparency and innovation to its customers.


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Doctors at Jupiter Hospital Perform Complex Open heart surgery on 10days old infant

A rare open heart surgery was performed on 10 days old baby boy with the aid of donation from Mukul Madhav Foundation, and Jupiter Foundation.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Abhijeet Naik, Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Rahul Saraf Paediatric Cardiologist, and managed in a dedicated paediatric ICU under the  guidance of Dr. Shrinivas Tambe, Consultant Neonatalogist and Paediatric Intensivist.   

Doctors at Jupiter Hospital performed an open heart surgery on a 10 days old blue baby weighing 2.1kg from Solapur, who was suffering from ‘pulmonary atresia’ with an intact ventricular septum, offering him a new lease of life. The infant was admitted to the hospital as an emergency case and surgery was performed on 1st August under “Hruday Sparsh”, an initiative by Jupiter Hospital.

Doctors had huge challenges at every step, as the child had no blood supply to the lungs and had to be kept alive by starting a prostaglandin infusion, and needed the surgery to open a blood supply to the lungs for survival. The kid underwent an open surgery where the block in the pathway of the right ventricle was removed and a transannular patch was placed to maintain the forward flow of the blood to the lungs.

“This condition of pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum is seen less than 1% of all congenital heart diseases and its incidence 4.1 per 100,000 live births. This is a disease with varied presentation and management,” said Dr Abhijeet Naik, Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Jupiter Hospital.

The child was born in Solapur; at the time of birth his colour was blue and had difficulty while breathing hence was referred to one of the tertiary care NICU in the government set up in Pune. The child was then transferred to Jupiter Hospital from this NICU as Jupiter has a specialised paediatric cardiac surgical unit with a dedicated team of doctors. The paediatric cardiologist from Jupiter Hospital, Dr Rahul Saraf examined the child and performed an echocardiography to make a diagnosis for this child.

The surgery was performed by Dr Abhijeet Naik and his team including Dr Rahul Saraf Paediatric Cardiologist, and managed in a dedicated paediatric ICU under the guidance of Dr. Shrinivas Tambe.

The parents of the child are from Solapur and his father works as a welder. They are from a very poor socio-economic background so the surgery was performed under ‘Hruday Sparsh’, an initiative by Jupiter Hospital to spread awareness and providing medical and surgical treatment to the patient in the lower socio-economic background, so they can lead a healthy and happy life.


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Monday, September 3, 2018

Use Your Network to Market your Business: Aishwarya Waghmare

deAsra Foundation on Friday organised ‘Start and Grow Your Fashion Business’ workshop at Veer Sawarkar Hall, Garware College, Pune for those who are planning to start their fashion business. The workshop included various sectors related to fashion industry. E.g. accessories, clothing, jewelry etc.

“Running a small fashion business is a 24*7 commitment requiring militant self-discipline and use your network of contacts to market your business,” said Ms. Aishwarya Waghmare, A fashion entrepreneur and mentor at the workshop. The aim of this workshop was to guide aspiring and existing entrepreneurs in fashion sector, who want to start, manage, and grow their businesses.

The workshop touched upon the points like design and development, production, supply chain, marketing, sales, distribution and customer service for fashion business especially in clothing. Fund management, expansion of the business are the important factors while running a business as funds are required to run day to day activities, buying raw material etc. 

The workshop was a combination of presentation and “Question and Answer” Session between deAsra mentors and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

First Time in India uncemented bilateral TKR successfully performed by SaiShree Hospital

Surgeons at SaiShree Hospital preferred Cementless components because:

•    Uncemented TKR, a surgical procedure to replace the knee joint using biological fixation instead of cement.
•    It helps in preserving important ligament of knee and less bone resection
•    Less pain and improves range of motion prevents clot formation and speeds up the healing process.

Doctors at SaiShree Hospital for Special Surgery, Pune have performed ‘Uncemented Bilateral Total Knee Replacement’ (TKR) surgery successfully on a 58-year-old patient from the city. SaiShree Hospital has become the first in the country to perform this uncemented TKR surgery on both knees.

‘Uncemented TKR’ was performed on both knees on same day, which has happened first time in India at SaiShree Hospital Pune. Patient Anagha Joshi, was suffering from pain in the joints since the last five years, was admitted to Sai Shree Hospital. After the examination of both knees, doctors recommended her to undergo uncemented TKR as the quality of her bone was good enough to support this surgery. After successfully performing this surgery patient returned home within two days. In older patients with poor quality bone or those with osteoporosis, the biological fixation may not be as strong and therefore they may not be ideal candidates for this procedure. However, Anagha Joshi was an exception in this case.

Uncemented TKR is a surgical procedure to replace the knee joint using biological fixation instead of cement to hold the prosthesis in proper position. Fixation is achieved by in growth of bone into microscopic pores present on the surface of the implant, which encourages the natural bone growth onto it. Cementless total knee replacement also appeals to surgeons for young and patients who typically have healthier bones, higher expectations and a longer life expectancy.

Dr Neeraj Adkar, Director, Hip and Knee Surgeon, SaiShree Hospital said, “It’s good for the patient, and we are happy that SaiShree hospital is first in India to successfully perform this uncemented TKR on both knees at a time”.

“I was suffering from joint pains and was frequently consuming pain-killers throughout before the surgery was performed. I faced problem in carrying out my daily activities and could not walk properly. Climbing the steps was an impossible job for me as this caused server pain in my joints. I had to depend on a wooden stick for a support to climb the steps. This deteriorated the quality of my life,” said Anagha Joshi.