‘BORN IN BHARAT’ – Pride of the PAST, Growth for the PRESENT, and Vision for the FUTURE!

~ More than 4000 professionals and enthusiasts on a collective effort towards ‘Nation Building’

Conceptualised and carefully curated by Seshu Karthik – an Entrepreneur by heart, the campaign revolves around building a better Nation for tomorrow with a collective effort from each one of us. ‘BORN IN BHARAT’ started as a single idea of bringing people together for the Nation and evolved into a broader holistic initiative considering the past, present, and future. It aims to function in three stages – take pride of the past glories of the country, drive growth for today’s progress, and create a vision for a stronger tomorrow.

Launched on 14th September 2020. The campaign instantly caught the eyes of the citizens and earned more than 3500 tweets on the launch day. It was national trending on Twitter for 3-4 hours. It has taken the approach to Empower Individuals to build an Empowered Nation.

‘BORN IN BHARAT’ was launched in association with Bhumi Organization and Young Indians Chennai. The launch campaign encouraged people to be part of Nation building with a 2-prong approach. First, people are encouraged to snap and share a photo of a Bharat moment. This ignites a conversation about the Nation. Next, people are prompted to do their bit and create an impact. There are 3 suggested ways to create an immediate impact – Lead, Contribute and Participate.

‘BORN IN BHARAT’ aims to provide technology and digital mediums to bring in collaborative growth avenues for people in various verticals and age groups. It also offers growth avenues for students to hone their skills or finding work opportunities, hence enabling a stronger tomorrow for the country.
The team had also launched an emotion evoking video with questions we all should answer to ourselves. This is being followed by BHARAT POLL in which several hundred people participated to express how they can contribute to Nation-building.

The ‘Solve for Bharat’ aspect of this initiative has invited ideas to solve some trivial and serious situations in our Nation. The problem statements include day-to-day situations like optimised water consumption, reduction in plastic wastes, cycle-friendly cities and small yet critical topics like traffic regulation near schools, dining experience in college canteens, freeing the aisle in aircrafts, etc.

“We believe that a Nation’s prosperity is the collective prosperity of its people. The objective is to strengthen the aspects of Pride, Growth, and Vision to the people of Bharat. To begin the journey towards Nation-building, let us together choose the Give-First approach… followed by Growth-Next activities.” – Seshu Karthick, the ideator of this initiative

Website- https://borninbharat.com/


Twitter: https://twitter.com/borninbharat

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuB9IoiTsU8

Five Idli Carts launched for Transgenders by Apsara Reddy as a part of her Dignity Project

Transgender community remains a highly targeted and economically backward community. Many senior transgenders suffer illness, abuse and solitude. To help them earn an income and also look at other avenues as a career, Apsara Reddy has launched the Dignity Project that aims to help transgender women set up food carts, tailoring units and small businesses.

Launching the first pilot idli cart, Apsara Reddy, said, “As a transgender woman I’ve seen so much of prejudice and lack of opportunities. We need to fight doubly harder and often hunger forces my sisters into other professions. As they age and suffer medical bills or expenses and during emergency situations like Coronavirus they suffer in silence and suffer starvation. I feel the need to empower them with a small business that they can run and manage.”

She adds, “There have been so many great supporters who’ve come forward to help and contribute with provisions and utensils. It’s a way to show the transgender community a way to integrate and also work within their local community.”

Manisha Chordia of RCC Diva, key member of the social organisation that raises awareness and empowerment initiatives who was there to inaugurate the first cart, says, “We believe in the messages that various mediums can convey. But this is a non-conventional way for us to engage with a community that is for far too long been misunderstood and side-lined. It was a pleasure to learn first-hand about the needs and how we as a society can aid this community feel included.”

Speaking at the launch, Joint Commissioner (North) Balakrishna Velaiah said, “It’s a good initiative and communities that are disadvantaged need role models and people who can uplift them. I congratulate Apsara on the initiative. As a person and a member of the police I’ve always believed in gender justice and empowerment.”

Apsara says this initiative will be taken across Tamil Nadu with the help of government authorities, Tamil Nadu Police and corporation officials.


Colombo / Chennai, September 30, 2020: Aparajitha Corporate Services Private Limited, India’s no.1 company for Compliance, today announced the introduction of its Global E-Governance and Compliance Platform – ‘Compfie’ in Sri Lanka in association with Colombo headquartered 3W Consulting. This move to position ‘Compfie’ in Sri Lanka’s compliance market marks the first major development for the strategic country partnership between Aparajitha and 3W.

Compfie is an online Compliance Management tool on a cloud platform designed to global standards with a combination of sector/industry-specific knowledge, with compliance metrics within the legal framework & policy standards of Sri Lanka. Technological insights uniquely position our teams to work with organizations to achieve end-to-end digital transformation. From strategy to processes to tech enablement to regulatory changes, our multi-disciplinary teams take a holistic view of how country-specific laws, platforms and compliance output behaviours across the front, middle and back offices need to evolve.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Nagaraj Krishnan, Managing Director, Aparajitha Corporate Service Private Limited said, “The corporate governance culture is picking up across organisations globally as the governance landscape is rapidly changing. As regulatory and statutory compliance is considered as high risk category by most Organisations our product has been a welcomed platform by many. Compfie is our global e-Governance compliance platform which is designed to translate the applicable regulatory compliance knowledge and drive organisations compliance performance. Compfie acts as a Risk mitigation tool which addresses the board room worry that arises out of regulatory compliance risks for the Board of Directors and Investors. Aparajitha Strategic country partnership with 3W for Srilanka is intended to set a tone for the compliance culture in the country. The potential Market share of 1800 Crore plus in Srilanka will give us an opportunity to participate in the economic growth of Srilanka while also contributing to the employment opportunities and ITES development in the country.”

Compfie provides the winning edge and will accelerate to change the future on how Corporates and Boards plan, structure and streamline their in-house processes. Compfie’s technology set methods are designed to mitigate risk and govern compliance procedures to expedite and achieve organisational goals within the purview of a country’s / region’s statutory rules and regulations.

“There is a strong shift to governance for all multinational companies due to the unforeseen global challenges experienced. Most compliances are driven by the internal structures of the organisation with very limited statutory and regulatory legal knowledge as a part of the BCP plan. As compliance is technically managed in-house across Srilanka, we vision to change the compliance landscape in the country through our Strategic partnership with Aparajitha. There is absolutely no automated GRC software available in Srilanka today and as this is a virgin market for Compfie. Through our offering we look forward to setting a tone of organised compliance culture in Srilanka and easily capture the Market Share in the Compliance space throughout the country,” says Mr. Stefan Moraes, Managing Director, 3W Consulting.

Aparajitha looks forward to entering Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Australia in the coming months. The company is simultaneously also exploring foray into the UAE, UK and the US markets.


29th September 2020 : The world today , lives in fear of the coronavirus . People and healthcare workers are overwhelmed with the stress of infection . But there is a more potent killer out there . Something no vaccine can protect you from , no mask can save you from – Heart Disease.

People would do almost anything to avoid going to the hospital during the COVID – 19 pandemic . Unfortunately , that has resulted in many people ignoring the signs of a heart attack . Research shows that people are 17 times more likely to die from a heart attack than from COVID – 19.

In our endeavour to create an awareness and offer rays of hope for a cure , the world’s leading heart specialists from across the globe have come together in a show of solidarity . TAVR World Tour is the first cardiovascular health awareness campaign , comprising of 20 cardiac specialist teams from 20 different cities across the world live on one global platform ( JioMeet ).

The objective is to educate the masses on modern cardiac treatments such as TAVR that is an alternative to conventional open – heart surgeries thereby reducing the recovery time to just 2 days in most cases . This in turn reduces the risks involved under the current circumstances . Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement or TAVR is a less invasive treatment than conventional open heart surgery to replace a heart valve . This campaign is the largest TAVR awareness program ever conducted in the world.

This program is an initiative by The Heart Valve Centre India , a unit of HeartTeam India India’s first nation – wide team of cardiologists lead by Dr. A.B. Gopalamurugan Currently operating out of Kauvery Hospital , Chennai , Dr. A.B. Gopalamurugan , Dr. Prashant Vaijyanath , Dr. Mohamed Abubacker and Dr. Karthik Raj and their team of specialists offer the most advanced Transcatheter valve therapies available in India today . The TAVR world tour was conceived and directed by Dr. A.B. Gopalamurugan and team.

Capturing the spirit of ” one team , one heart , 20 surgical teams from 20 leading medical centres around the globe , with different time zones pledged to stand together to make this record – making global awareness campaign a big success . This event marks a milestone in medical history that 20 medical teams have successfully performed the same procedure across the globe in synchrony :

The event was inaugurated by Dr. C. Vijayabaskar , State Minister of Health and Family Welfare , Govt of Tamil Nadu , who was quoted saying , ” I am proud that the first steps toward creating awareness and advancing cardiovascular treatments in India have been made in Tamil Nadu by Dr. A.B Gopalamurugan and his team and Kauvery Hospital Group.

Dr. Alain Cribier , who is known to have invented the TAVR procedure was one of the panellists among the other renowned doctors from France , Germany , UK , Hungary , Denmark , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Iraq , China , Thailand , Australia , USA and South America.

Kauvery hospital is proud to be a part of global initiative such as TAVR World Tour . We congratulate The Heart Valve Centre , Heart Team India and Dr. A. B. Gopalamurugan along with the team of medical experts across the world for this feat. Through this compaign, we wish to reiterate that medical emergencies such as cardiac ailments should never be ignored including in this pandemic situations and immediate help should be quickly sought said Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj , Executive Director , Kauvery Hospital , Chennai. Heart disease continues to cause numerous fatalities. Understandably, patients are apprehensive about getting treatment due to the fear of contracting Covid. However, because of this, many heart patients succumb to heart failure, from the lack of proper treatment. We focus on procedures that minimise recovery time, thus reducing the risk of exposure. TAVR is one such treatment that involves relaxing heart valves without conventional open-heart surgery. In most cases, patients can have a heart valve replacement done in an hour and walk out the hospital two days later with no prolonged need for rehabilitation. I am proud to say our team has performed the largest number of TAVR procedures in India, as well as introduced many other treatments in our country and pioneered other first in the world treatments till date. We hope, through this TAVR World Tour campaign, we can alleviate fear and spread awareness on cutting-edge heart treatments available today.”, said Dr. A.B. Gopalamurugan – HeartTeam India, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai.

S&K Brownie House – Brownies Baked With Love

S&K Brownie House, Chennai’s newest brownie house opens its doors. Started by Shiv Sharma and Kevat Suresh Chauhan, these newly graduated Hospitality Management students are serving mouth-watering brownies from their home.

Their culinary journey began in Manipal at the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (W.G.S.H.A), The Department of Culinary Arts. The duo completed their bachelor’s degree in July 2020 after opting for bakery in the final semester as their specialization.

S&K Brownie House serves three variations of brownies; the (1) Klassikós, which is a healthy take on the classic fudgy brownies. (2) Ambrosia, this is an almond and rose blondie and (3) Café Noir, a fudgy coffee brownie along with Aprichio and Phoenix, two new exciting flavours which will be available in the coming days.

They also have a Petit Fours Collection on the menu; a collection of assorted box of bite size brownies containing 15 pieces, 3 of each variety. The main idea behind S&K Brownie House is to focus on one product but have various varieties, thus being able to concentrate on quality products and reduce wastage.

And that’s not all, Shiv Sharma and Kevat Suresh Chauhan plan on changing the menu on a monthly basis. For example, one of the menus being planned consists of a healthy vegan collection. In the coming days they also plan to introduce brownie loafs, brownie layered cakes and brownie macaroons.

TO PLACE YOUR ORDERS, PLEASE CALL – Shiv Sharma – 9591424830

ADDRESS – Plot No.38-B, CRR Puram, 4th Main Road. L & T Colony, Mugalivakkam, Chennai – 600125.

Noble Hospital challenges CO-RADS -6 Patient fights back to survive without the usage of ventilator

Chennai, 25th September 2020: Noble Hospitals successfully cured a COVID 19 patient where the virus involved 100 percent of her lungs without Ventilator, Patient Ms. Hymavathy, 54 F from Nellore, AP who was diagnosed with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus and completely hand washed from a hospital in Nellore post her COVID diagnosis. Mrs. Hymavathy, however didn’t lose hope and moved to Chennai Nobel Hospital, Purasaiwakkam even after knowing that her health condition was 99% not in a position to cooperate & not with much hope of survival. She got herself admitted in a critical condition in the hospital to get herself treated and now post her treatment the patient is COVID free.

The Hospital also mentioned that the patient was so determined to get herself cured without the usage of the ventilator.

Dr. Balaji Ravilla Baskaran, MBBS, MS – General Surgery, Noble Hospital said, “Both Husband & wife had symptoms of COVID on 25th Aug 2020, however both of them rapidly worsened in 5 days’ time with Mrs. Hymavathi’s white blood cell count dropping to 1500 and CT taken at Nellore showing signs of COVID. On the 6th day after symptoms started, they both were transferred to care in our hospital in Purasaiwakkam, Chennai. Early Sep 2020 Mrs. Hymavathy was in breathless condition requiring oxygen support and her CT chest after admission showed lung involvement of 19/20 that is almost 95 %- portending a worst prognosis. Adding fuel to the fire, Her markers like serum ferritin being above 1000, c reactive protein above 18, interleukin 6 (IL 6) progressively increased from 4 to 202 over next 7 days & Neutophil lymphocyte ratio ( NLR) increased from 2.35 to 8.5 in the same period – all indicating the worst to come.
She rapidly deteriorated from mask oxygen to Venturi mask oxygenation to high flow oxygen & finally non-invasive mask ventilation – stopping just short of ventilator. The family were counselled about almost certain mortality and high supports required which might be futile in her case. We had not entertained any hope about her survival having dealt with about 1500 cases as outpatients since April 2020, out of which 1000 cases were treated as inpatients & Noble Homecare services. Every fibre of our COVID experience says her “Odds of beating this disease was as futile as expecting the sun to rise in the west.”

Her husband meanwhile made a rapid recovery even though he was more obese & relatively less fit than his wife. Mrs. Hymavathi started to lose her grip on her chances of survival and was on verge of giving up her exhaustive breathing schedule. On 9th day after admission we repeated the CT chest and found 20/20 involvement – that is “100 % of lungs were taken” In spite of best anti virals, immune boosters, nutritional support & chest physiotherapy.

Dr. Manodhini, Senior COVID Care Registrar & Dr. Arun, COVID Physician, Noble Hospital mentioned, “Whenever the family asked the question, “How is my mother?”. Our standard answer was,” If there is no deterioration it is an improvement.” Miraculously over a period of 2 weeks since admission she still persisted with her efforts at breathing

without needing a ventilator. There were days she would appear forlorn but she never wavered or panicked. Her greatest motivation was when we lied to her that her husband is also struggling but he said he will continue to fight the disease only if I assured him that his wife is going be alright. That was great morale booster for her. Then she stopped distressing herself with negative emotions & focussed on the job at hand – “To breath in rhythm with the machines 24/7”. All the while her food habits were spot on in spite of oxygen dropping for those 5 mins when we have to take the mask off for oral intake”.

Today on 25 September 2020, 24 days since admission, the virus has now long gone from the body but the ravages in lung remain but she fights on gamely with a smile & sheer determination. She now walks about 50 meters three times a day without oxygen. She does her breathing exercises three times a day and follows a healthy diet of uncooked food like salads, fruits, nuts and dry fruits.


Patient Hymavathi is a perfect example of a human being who didn’t pay attention to forecasts and believed in herself. She completely cooperated with caregivers and physiotherapist. She never wasted her energies worrying and was never overwhelmed by the situations. We have no scientific explanation about why her inflammatory storm didn’t damage her lungs but did for every other person who had half her lung involvement. Her case is an example to always put human spirit above scientific temper!

Kanakadhara – Timeless Kanjivaram drapes reflecting India’s rich cultural heritage

Kanakadharasilks.com, the newest destination for the finest kanjivaram silk drapes was launched by Padmabhushan Sangita Kalanidhi Sudha Ragunathan.

Thestory of Kanakadhara is a story of a community that holds the craftsmanship and knowledge of an art that, in itself, has created a legacy. It is a story of how this community brings happiness, identity, uniqueness and confidence to women. It is the story that sheds light on India’s inimitable rich heritage that stood all trials. It is the story of inheritance, the one that grandmothers and mothers pass through saris that you can treasure for a lifetime.

Founded by two friends Archana Abishek and Lavanya Sekar, Kanakadhara shows us that sarees are not just six yard drapes; every piece is a canvas that displays the artistic minds and hands of our weavers. Each Kanakadhara product is experimented to provide a unique and individual identity. It is a masterpiece of our weavers’ art work. Every thread is woven with hard work, humility and love for this legacy. Kanakadhara is not just a brand but an initiative with sincere effort to bring acknowledgment, respect and empowerment to the weavers’ community.

Carefully-curated for every occasion, the collections at Kanakadhara include dailywear, partywear as well as bridal sarees. Customisation for Bridal sarees and blouses are also undertaken. Made with pure Kanjivaram silk, Kanakadhara Sarees come with traditional patterns and motifs like the elephant, peacocks, lotus and swan motifs.

Kanakadhara sources sarees directly from these weavers and eliminates middlemen to ensure affordable pricing.

Kanakadhara Konnect:
Kanakadhara Konnect is a movement initiated to honor our weavers, a part of Kanakadhara’s profit will solely be used for the education of our weaver’s children. We believe this would not only empower the entire family but will ensure a better future. Each time you purchase a Kanakadhara product, you are directly contributing to the future of a child.


இந்திய மாலுமிகள் நல அமைப்பு சார்பில் உலக மாலுமிகள் தினம் அனுசரிப்பு

சென்னை : இந்திய மாலுமிகள் நல அமைப்பு (INDIAN SEAFARERS WELFARE ORGANIZATION -ISWOT) சார்பில் WORLD MARITIME DAY உலக மாலுமிகளின் தின கொண்டாட்டடம் சென்னை கிண்டி அருகிலுள்ள, ராஜ்பவன் எதிரிலுள்ள ரமடா பிளாசாவில் இந்திய மாலுமிகள் நல அமைப்பு (ISWOT) சேர்மன் டாக்டர்.திரு.A.பாபு மைலன் அவர்களின் தலைமையில் நடைபெற்றது.

இந் நிகழ்ச்சி வீடியோ கான்பரன்ஸ் மூலமாக முதலில் நடைபெற்றது இதில் கொச்சி துறைமுகத்தை சார்ந்த சேர்மன் திரு.சிரில் சி.ஜார்ஜ், சென்னை எம்.எம்.டி பிரின்ஸ்பல் ஆபிஸர் திரு.அஜித்குமார் சுகுமாரன், கேப்டன் சந்தோஷ்குமார், எம்.எம்.டி பிரின்ஸ்பல் ஆபிஸர்
காண்ட்லா, எம்.எம்.டி கொச்சி பிரின்ஸ்பல் ஆபீசர் திரு.அப்துல் கலாம் ஆசாத், கேப்டன் டானியல் ஜோசப் ஸ்வீடன், எச். எம். டி.இந்துஸ்தான் இன்ஸ்டிட் ஆப் மேரிடைம் டிரைனிங் சென்டரின் சி.இ.ஓ.ஸ்ரீ சஞ்சீவ் வக்கீல்,சென்னை லயோலா கல்லூரியின் இயக்குனர் டாக்டர்.மரிய பாக்கியம் உள்ளிட்ட பலர் கலந்து கொண்டு சிறப்புரை ஆற்றினார்கள்.

இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியை இந்திய மாலுமிகள் நல அமைப்பு (ISWOT) துணைத் தலைவர் திரு.Fr. ஆண்டனி அவர்கள் இந்நிகழ்ச்சியை வரவேற்று தொகுத்து வழங்கினார்.

இந்தியாவில் உள்ள மாலுமிகள் எல்லோரும் நலம் பெற வேண்டும் என்கிற நோக்கத்தில் இந்திய மாலுமிகள் நல அமைப்பு- (ISWOT) என்கிற இந்த அமைப்பு பல சேவைகளையும், பல முன்னேற்றங்கள் செய்து வருகிறது. உலக அளவில் இருக்கின்ற, பயணித்து கொண்டு வேலை செய்து கொண்டிருக்கின்ற, அனேக மாலுமிகளின் நலனுக்காக ஆரம்பிக்கப்பட்ட இந்த இந்திய மாலுமிகள் நல அமைப்பு (ISWOT) பல முன்னேற்றமான காரியங்களை செய்து கொண்டிருக்கிறது. இந்த அமைப்பின் தலைவராக திரு டாக்டர்.பாபு மைலன் அவர்கள் சிறப்பாக நடத்திக் கொண்டிருக்கிறார்.

வேர்ல்டு மேரிடைம் என்கிற இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியில் இந்திய மாலுமிகள் நலனுக்காகவும், இந்திய மாலுமிகளுக்காக வேலைவாய்ப்புகளை தருகின்ற சிறந்த கம்பெனிகளை தேர்வு செய்து அவர்களுக்கு விருதுகளை வழங்கி கெளரவிக்கப்பட்டது.

மேலும் இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியில் கொரோனா இக்கட்டான கால கட்டத்தில் மக்களுக்கு பல உதவிகள் செய்த,பல சமூகசேவைகள் செய்த குறிப்பிட்ட சில கம்பெனிகளுக்கு அதற்கான விருதுகள் வழங்கப்பட்டது.

இந்த நிகழ்ச்சி குறுகிய நேரத்திலும், சமூக விலகலை கடைப்பிடித்தும் நடைப்பெற்றது.

இந்த நிகழ்ச்சி சிறப்பாக அமைய தமிழக ஆளுநர் திரு பன்வாரிலால் அவர்கள் வாழ்த்து செய்திகளையும், ஜி.கே.வாசன் எம்.பி அவர்கள் வாழ்த்து செய்திகளையும் INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)
மாலுமிகள் பிரிவு திரு.வேகன் அவர்கள் வாழ்த்துகள் செய்திகளையும், தமிழக தொழில்துறை அமைச்சர் எம்.சி சம்பத் அவர்கள் வாழ்த்து செய்திகளையும் வழங்கி இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியை மேலும் சிறப்பித்தார்கள்.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches its much-awaited compact SUV in India, the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser

  • All-new compact SUV is powered with new powerful K-Series 1.5 litre, four-cylinder Petrol Engine with choice of seamless Manual Transmission (MT)/Automatic Transmission (AT)
  • All AT variants equipped with Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery with Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) comprising Torque Assist Function, Idle Start Stop Function, Brake Energy Regeneration Function for enhanced fuel efficiency
  • Distinct and dynamic Two-Slat Wedge Cut Front Grille with Chrome Surrounds & Grey Finish with trapezoidal bold fog area and R16 Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels for a wide and strong SUV presence
  • An LED light package comprising dual-chamber LED Projector Headlamps with dual-function LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) cum indicators, LED Fog Lamps, LED Rear Split Type Tail Lamps and LED High-mounted Stop Lamp to provide great looks and safer drive
  • Dual Front Airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Advanced Body Structure for ensuring the utmost safety of passengers
  •  Alluring and plush dual-tone Dark Brown Premium Interiors, ergonomically laid out and wide spacious cabin for added comfort
  • Complete entertainment and connected experience with Smart Playcast touchscreen audio with Android Auto/Apple Carplay and Smartphone-based Navigation and reverse parking camera
  • Rain Sensing Wipers, Cruise Control and Electrochromic Inside Rear View Mirror (IRVM) to add to amazing comfort and convenience
  • In addition to top-end features, smart entry with an engine push start and stop button and Auto AC are standard features across all variants
  • All-new Urban Cruiser available in exclusive to Toyota mono-tone colour of Rustic Brown and special dual-tone colours – Rustic Brown with Sizzling Black Roof and Groovy Orange with Sunny White Roof
  • Also available in a range of other eye-catching mono-tone colours – Suave Silver, Groovy Orange, Iconic Grey, Spunky Blue and Sunny White and exciting dual-tone Spunky Blue with Sizzling Black Roof
  • Price ranges from Rs. 840,000 to Rs. 11,30,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
  • Dual Tone, available only in the premium variant of both MT & AT options, are priced at Rs. 998,000 and Rs. 11,55,000 respectively
  • The best-in-class Petrol fuel efficiency of 18.76 kmpl for the Automatic variant
  • The Urban Cruiser is backed by a superior warranty of 3 years or 1 lakh km, whichever comes earlier

MT AT GRADE Mid MT High MT Premium MT Mid AT High AT Premium AT PRICES Rs. 840,000 Rs. 915,000 Rs. 980,000 Rs. 980,000 Rs. 10,65,000 Rs. 11,30,000

Key Features of the All-New Toyota Urban Cruiser

Performance Features:

  • All-New K-Series 1.5 L, 4 Cylinder Gasoline Engine
  • Choice of MT or AT on all grades
  • All AT variants equipped with advanced Lithium-Ion Battery with ISG comprising Torque Assist Function, Idle Start Stop Function, Brake Energy Regeneration Function for enhanced fuel efficiency
  • Superior Fuel Efficiency of 17.03 kmpl (MT) and 18.76 kmpl (AT)*
  • Advanced Body Structure to ensure superior crash resiliency, higher rigidity and better Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) performance

Exterior Features:

  • Dual Chamber LED Projector Headlamps with Chrome Accents
  • Two-Slat Wedge Cut Front Grille with Chrome Surrounds & Grey Finish
  • Dual Function LED DRL & Turn Indicator in Headlamps
  • Split LED Rear Combination Lamps
  • Front LED Fog lamps with Chrome Accents
  • 16-inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  • Gun Metal Grey Finished Roof Rails
  • Stylish Dual Tone Exterior

Safety & Security Features:

  • Dual Front Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • AdvancedBody Structure
  • Electrochromic IRVM
  • Hill Hold Control
  • Reverse Parking Camera with Display in Audio
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Restraint System
  • Anti-Pinch Driver Side Power Window

Interior Features:

  • Dual Tone Interior
  • New 17.78 cm Smart Playcast T
  • Audio (with Android Auto/Apple Carplay) and Smartphone-based Navigation
  • Premium Dark Brown Fabric Seats
  • 4 Door Speakers and 2 Tweeters
  • Front Centre Sliding Armrest with Storage
  • Combimeter Vibe Lights (5 colours)
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Upper Cooled Glove Box

Comfort & Convenience:

  • Smart Entry with Engine Push Start/Stop button
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Auto AC
  • 60:40 Split Rear Seats and Rear Seat Flip and Fold
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Outside Rear-view Mirror Electric Adjust / Electric Retract & Auto fold on Lock

Chennai , September 23, 2020: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today launched its youngest SUV, the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser to fortify its offerings in the segment and further cater to its growing number of young customers. The Toyota Urban Cruiser is the second model to be launched in India under the global Toyota-Suzuki alliance following the emphatic success of the premium hatchback, the Toyota Glanza.

The #UrbanCruiser is designed for today’s young achievers who are aspirational and believe in the concept that #RespectStandsTall. The much-awaited compact SUV was launched in a stellar event today graced by TKM Managing Director Mr. Masakazu Yoshimura, Mr. Naveen Soni, Senior Vice President, Sales and Service and Mr. Tadashi Asazuma, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. The special guest of honour, youth icon and popular Indian superstar and singer Mr. Ayushmann Khurrana, also took part in the launch event and spoke about his inspiring journey from being a Radio Jockey to a successful actor.

The all-new Urban Cruiser will feature the new powerful K-Series 1.5 litre four-cylinder Petrol Engine and will be available in a choice of Manual Transmission (MT) and Automatic Transmission (AT) with a superior fuel efficiency of 17.03 kmpl and 18.76 kmpl respectively. The compact SUV offers all the high-end features that customers today seek in their cars. Moreover, it offers an early entry into the Toyota SUV family for the young and comes with Toyota’s famed global standards of sales and after-sales service. As always, safety is a top priority for Toyota – the Urban Cruiser offers Dual Front Airbags, ABS with EBD, Advanced Body Structure, Electrochromic IRVM, Hill Hold Control, Reverse Parking Camera with Display in Audio and ISOFIX Child Seat Restraint System.

Sharing his views on the launch of Toyota Urban Cruiser, Mr. Masakazu Yoshimura, Managing Director, TKM said, “Our entry into the compact SUV space comes at a time when the segment has gained much popularity due to its body type and superior road presence thereby garnering greater connect and appeal among today’s youth. At TKM, the focus is always on delivering the best products and services to our customers who have remained loyal to the brand over the years while looking for ways to welcome more customers, particularly the youth, to the Toyota family. The launch of the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser is an important step in that direction. It is our ambition to enable more people to buy and experience a Toyota vehicle and our renowned after-sales service, which is a differentiator for us in this segment. We will continue to emphasize on introducing ever-better cars, better technologies and environment-friendly products and services. Our alliance with Suzuki allows us to surge ahead on that path while building a self-sustaining local ecosystem of suppliers and partners.”

FICCI FLO Chennai Chapter hosted ‘Caring for Family Heirlooms’ with Art Historian Deepthi Sasidharan

FLO Chennai hosted a workshop on ‘CARING FOR FAMILY HEIRLOOMS’ on 22nd September, with Deepthi Sasidharan, an art historian and archivist, who has been working tirelessly in this field for over a decade. She shared tips and important advice on how to organize and care for our precious family heirlooms and how simple measures can help in the preservation of papers, textiles, jewellery and rare family photographs.

Deepthi Sasidharan is an accomplished museum professional who works with precious antiques and she is also the Founder Director of Eka Archiving.

SuperBottoms – Reusable Cloth Diapers for Babies

SuperBottoms began when a new mother was looking for high-performance cloth diapers and she found that there was a major need for products that combined the convenience of disposable diapers in the goodness of cloth.

When Pallavi’s baby got his first diaper rash, she realised the negative impact of disposable diapers on babies’ skin and also how the diapers were extremely harmful for the environment with each diaper lasting 500+ years. On the other hand, traditional cloth nappies, though very skin friendly, are difficult to manage. That is when Pallavi began exploring other options.

Thus was born SuperBottoms, a brand of reusable and washable cloth diapers. SuperBottoms is a four year old company now and has a very loyal base of customers. The registered name of the company is Navashya Consumer Products Private Limited.

SuperBottoms makes cloth diapers for babies from newborn till the child gets toilet trained. They are a skin friendly and eco-friendly alternative to disposable diapers. The diapers being reusable also turn out to be an economical diapering option for babies.

SuperBottoms also makes other baby hygiene products like organic cotton nappies and padded underwears for toilet training of babies and other accessories related to diapering like waterproof cloth bags, diaper backpacks.

SuperBottoms is India’s first CPSIA certified cloth diaper brand and we use 100% certified organic cotton in our products. It is India’s no. 1 cloth diaper brand (as per data by Amazon) and has been voted the no. 1 eco-friendly diaper brand by Kids Stop Press Awards in 2017 & 2018.

SuperBottoms is an all parents team with moms being at the core of the team who carefully design the products keeping the comfort and safety of the babies in mind. SuperBottoms runs a cloth diaper helpline which provides support across platforms to new customers who require hand holding in their journey with cloth diapering. The helpline is run by a team of very passionate mothers who have used the products and want to help others too in their journey. Our team always worked remotely from different cities of India, even before the pandemic, which helps the mothers to balance their work and life. SuperBottoms also has a very loyal set of mothers called Supermitr who are passionate about spreading awareness about cloth diapers in their communities which is a very unique and effective channel of promotion as when it comes to their babies, mothers trust other mothers the most.

Angel funding led by Titan Capital, a venture capital firm of Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal along with Venture Catalysts. Early 2020, SuperBottoms raised funds from DSG Consumer Partners in a pre-series A round.


Singer-Songwriter Zoe Siddharth from Chennai releases her debut single, “Human” On Monday 21st September 2020

Singer songwriter Zoe Siddharth from Chennai released her debut single, “Human” on Monday 21st September 2020. Mentored by Monica Dogra, Devraj Sanyal of Universal Music India, Ehsaan Noorani and Vishal Dadlani, Zoe Siddharth was the finalist on “The Stage 3” (India’s only nation-wide English singing talent hunt).

She believes that music connects one another and strives to be as honest, real and raw as can be to spread positivity, love and confidence through music. Her songs, speak her truth, tell stories that spread uplifting messages intended for the listeners. This world has so much negativity and hence, with her music, Zoe wants to create a safe happy space, for people to find solace in, even if it’s just for a while.

Empathy, love, kindness, emotions and feelings, these combined make us human. Sometimes in our lives, things take bad turns – these harsh times however, have the ability to take so much from us till everything goes numb, we are unable to feel anything, lose the quality of our being. These are the moments when we need those people who stay, reach their hands out into our darkness and pull us back up, to help us feel again, be human again! The video depicts just that, with subtle details that show deeper meanings. When was the last time we appreciated our friends or family for the smallest or the biggest gestures they have made? Our loved ones, friends and family – our support system – are the real heros.

“This song is to all the people who have stuck by me through it all. I appreciate you. I hope ‘Human’ takes the listener on a journey of appreciation and gratefulness for the people who love them and have their backs. They’re all anyone really needs”, said the singer.

About Zoe Siddharth

Zoe Siddharth is a singer-songwriter from Chennai, based in Mumbai. She is currently completing a BA (Hons) degree in Music, majoring in Popular Music Performance at the School of Contemporary Music, LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore.

Her repertoire is versatile from Pop to RnB and Indie music. She is also working on original content. She has sung for various Solo/Band Performances in the country and abroad, some venues being- Vh1 Supersonic 2018 in Pune, Hard Rock Café in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Bangalore, Esplanade Theatre in Singapore, Covelong Point Surf/Music festival in Chennai 2015.

The singer also sang 3 songs for the web series ‘Four More Shots Please’ on Amazon Prime and hopes to take bigger strides in the industry by releasing her original compositions.

She has a wide presence on social media including her YouTube channel and Instagram/Fb pages-Zoe Siddharth. She multi-track records and also shoots and edits her own videos and Vlogs with about 90 covers and some originals.

Please follow link to “Human” by Zoe Siddharth –

Log on to https://www.zoesiddharth.co  for more information about Zoe Siddharth

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Dailylocally, the all new online grocery store – Sources organic produce locally within 50 km radius to empower local economy

Daily locally is a unique online grocery store based in Chennai that focuses on sourcing produce from the local farmers & manufacturers on a daily basis to support the local economy at the same time ensure top quality organic products for their customers. Order before 12 midnight and get your products delivered before 12 noon!

Daily locally is the answer for eco-responsible consumers. All products are free from preservatives and adulteration. The products produce and brands available at Dailylocally are clean labeled which do not support preservatives. They source from producers who operate within the local geography to ensure freshness and support the local economy. Daily locally ensure transparency and eliminate middlemen leverage so that the farmers and producers gain. Vegetables are sourced from Mahabalipuram, and fruits are sourced from in and around Chennai. All our farm is managed by earthen produce and we register the least carbon imprint to the environment.

Dailylocally follow a local sourcing matrix to locate the ethical producers within a 50km radius. They audit the local producers’ farm and premises every 3 days to ensure that organic ageing and no adulteration is followed. Dailylocally neither store, preserve nor bulk source to avoid contamination. Hence the prices are not nominal but fair. With every order placed, one contributes directly to the empowerment of the local economy including farmers and small scale industries. Dailylocally believe in fostering relationships with local farmers who share values and practice sustainable agriculture.

The team handpicks products for each delivery to clean and pack them. Customers are requested to do their bit by washing and storing appropriately. Every package is sanitized before loaded for delivery. Our sourcing team and delivery riders are geared in personal safety kits at all times. Dailylocally also check the temperature of every authorized executive involved in the entire supply chain process.

Customer safety and well being is a priority at Dailylocally. The brand also encourages their customers to stay home and stay safe while they bring the essentials to doorsteps. Orders can be placed on the Android / IOS applications available to download.

For more information please contact +91 8939904769 or log on to www.dailylocally.in


Sathyabama has entered in its 33 years of inception and has completed 19 years as Deemed to be University. The Deemed to be University maintains high standard in teaching, training, and Research. The continuous efforts by all the stake holders, students, parents, Industry and Alumni is making Sathyabama to achieve greater heights, every year. As result of this, Sathyabama is ranked one among the top 50 Universities in India for 5 consecutive years, NIRF, Government of India.
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology held its 29th Convocation on 18th september, 2020 at the Institution Auditorium, with the blessings of Founder Chancellor Hon.Colonel Dr.Jeppiaar. This Convocation was presided by Hon. Chancellor Dr.Mariazeena Johnson, and President Dr.Marie Johnson.
Hon”ble Chief minister of tamilnadu Thiru. Edappadi K.PALANISWAMI delivered Convocation address through online.
Delivering the graduation address at the 29th e-Convocation Hon”ble Chief minister of tamilnadu Thiru. Edappadi K.Palaniswami lauded the institution for its efforts in providing higher education to students from underprivileged backgrounds.
People from different states of the world are coming to study in Tamil Nadu because of their excellent service to education.
Dr.Jeppiaar, the founder of Sathyabama University, has risen from a college to a university due to his tireless work. My congratulations to him.
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology has received various awards for its work in the field of education.
Congratulations to the 3190 undergraduate and postgraduate students who will be graduating from this university today, the 129 Ph.D scholars and the 20 gold medal winning students.
Tamil Nadu is a leading state in ensuring the availability of higher education.
In the year 2019-20, 16 member colleges have been converted into government colleges.
Since 2011-12, 1577 courses have been introduced in government and arts colleges.
80 crore has been allocated for the construction of infrastructure facilities in government arts and science colleges.
5502 crore 84 lakhs has been allocated for higher education in the year 2020-21.
It has been ordered to set up a new university with Viluppuram as its headquarters
Tamil Nadu is the only country in the world that has attracted a large number of investments despite the recession in the industry due to the impact of the corona epidemic.
Graduates should come forward to start self-employment.
The leaders who lead the country are everything. Success is guaranteed if you realize and act as you graduate and move into the new world.
I heartily commend those who received good marks for their hard work and discipline.
The Chief Minister concluded his speech by saying my congratulations to the students who are the future leaders.
Dr. Arun Kumar Bhaduri, Director, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, was the Chief Guest for the occasion. He awarded the degrees to the graduands, appreciated the gold medalists by distributing the merit certificates, gold medals and delivered the convocation address.
A total of 3190 graduants received the Degree Undergraduates, Postgraduates and 129 Ph.D scholars received their degrees. Among them 20 students are awarded with gold medals for their exemplary performance in academics.
On this occasion the academic report was presented by Dr.T.Sasipraba Vice Chancellor.

Harihara arun somasankar is the Youngest Indian to be appointed as the Legal Advisor for International Court

Harihara arun somasankar is the youngest Indian to be appointed as the legal advisor for International Court.He is an exceptional, experienced, diligent and innovative Lawyer and legal leader with a proven record of improving performance with strong understanding of Domestic and International Law. Extensive criminal experience. 
Ranging from Supreme Court, High Courts, District Courts and Session Courts. He has effectively contested cases in various sensitive issues namely offences committed by Terrorist Organisation, Sexual Offences against a Minor Child, Murder, Manufacturing of Drugs and other serious offences. 
He has been widely appreciated by various Judge’s especially the High Court of Madras has recorded its appreciation for his illuminative submission and out of box approach and perspective in an Landmark Judgments.

PRAVIN PSY Fashion presents “THE WEDDING DAY VIRTUAL TOUR” featuring exclusive wedding designs by Chaitanya Rao on 15th September 2020 at 5.30pm

PRAVIN PSY Fashion presents “THE WEDDING DAY VIRTUAL TOUR” featuring exclusive wedding designs Chaitanya Rao on 15th September 2020 (Tuesday) at 5.30 pm.

This dream project by Pravin PSY, Founder of Fall Fashion Week Bangalore will showcase exclusive wedding designs by Chaitanya Rao with the theme of a Royal Wedding. The virtual tour will see top models’ showcasing these royal wedding designs set against the majestic backdrop of JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru. The cinematography of this show is done by Studio Bangalore.


The fashion show which was shot on 4th September 2020 while following all the safety protocols will be officially launched by Nevanta Media on 15th September 2020 at 5.30 pm and will be available on select online platforms.