Int’l Health-Tech Conference CAHOTECH 2020 to be held virtually from Sept 25-29, 2020

  • More than 1,000 healthcare professionals and delegates from across the country will be attending the annual event virtually. More than 30 distinguished speakers will address the audience
  • India’s biggest healthcare technology conference will also provide a platform for startups for funding, incubation and beta-testing of new health-tech products

September 10, 2020: CAHOTECH 2020, the fifth international healthcare technology conference of the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), will be held virtually from September 25-29, 2020. The theme this year is “Future of Healthcare – Making it Happen.” The annual gathering is considered the biggest healthcare technology event in the country.

More than 1,000 healthcare professionals and delegates will be attending CAHOTECH 2020 virtually to keep themselves updated with the latest technology and products related to the healthcare sector. These include med-tech vendors, process innovators and solution providers; start-ups; hospital decision makers; and investors scouting for innovative and disruptive technologies. The event this year will also have a virtual expo and virtual conference.

Start-ups in healthcare looking for funding or beta testing can register for a nominal fee (INR 500) for the virtual PitchFest to be held on Sept 19-20, 2020. They can present their ideas to healthcare leaders, technology experts, and investors and win prize money of up to Rs 5 lakhs. Registration is available at till 12th September 2020.

Mr. Sameer Mehta, Vice President, CAHO & Organizing Chairman, CAHOTECH 2020, said: “After its four successful editions of developing a healthy and positive relationship between technology developers, innovators and stakeholders in healthcare delivery, CAHOTECH is today the biggest healthcare technology event in India. This year, the fifth CAHOTECH is going virtual, crushing all geographical borders and limitations. It will bring together international and national healthcare and technology experts closer to the participants to look beyond the pandemic and decode the future.”

More than 30 distinguished speakers will address the audience virtually at CAHOTECH 2020 across several sessions and talks. These include names like Dr Indu Bhushan (CEO, Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY); Dr Girdhar J Gyani, Director General, Association of Healthcare Providers of India; Ms Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Ltd.; Ms. Sangita Reddy, Joint MD, Apollo Hospitals; Dr Ajay Nair, CEO, Swasth; Mr John Meiners, Chief of Mission, Aligned Business & Healthcare Solutions, American Heart Association; Dr Kumar Belani, Prof. of Medicine, Dept of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota Health (USA); Dr Mohan Chellappa, President (Global Ventures), Johns Hopkins Medicine International; Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman and Executive Director, Narayana Health; and Mr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, MD & CEO, Fortis Healthcare

Mr. J Adel, Organizing Secretary, CAHOTECH 2020 said “With a heavy focus on technological innovations, CAHOTECH is meant to introduce newer and better technology solutions to the healthcare industry. It offers a unique platform for healthcare providers to learn about the recent advancements in healthcare technology and to make them ready for futuristic trends in the field of IT, medical equipment, machinery and processes. The event connects healthcare with technology and looks at solutions to make modern healthcare accessible, available and affordable for all. The PitchFest would bring health-tech startups and investors on the same platform to identify promising technology at early stages and empower them to scale up and grow.”

Dr. Lallu Joseph, General Secretary, CAHO, said: “CAHOTECH 2020 is a platform for healthcare organizations and technology industry to share and utilize combined experience, to guide themselves continuously towards more efficient practices utilizing technological development. Each day national and international speakers will be deliberating on a range of topics including Faster Adoption of Telemedicine; Future of Learning – A Paradigm Shift; Connected Care – Breakthroughs, Disruption & Innovations; Hospitals of the Future – Advanced Technologies; and Next Generation Healthcare for India. The event is highly focused to understand future healthcare technologies for clinicians, hospital managers and administrators, biomedical engineers, scientists, researchers and other stakeholders of healthcare industry interested in promoting change through innovation and advancement in healthcare.”

Delegates can register for the conference at for a fee of INR 500 for members and INR 1000 for non-members.

About CAHO (

With a growing number of healthcare organizations achieving NABH, NABL and JCI accreditation, there has been a need for a common platform that will facilitate communication amongst the accredited healthcare organizations, share best practices, and provide benchmarking, while promoting and improving the quality and safety of healthcare services provided by HCOs across India. The Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO) is a not-for-profit society that was formed to fulfil this need. CAHO provides a platform to support all the NABH and NABL accredited organizations in the country. It also mentors’ hospitals in their journey towards accreditation and creates awareness to implement safe practices in healthcare delivery.

Idli Cart launched for Transgenders by Apsara Reddy on 1st September 2020

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.”

Shreya Chauhan of Causewear, a fashion initiative to raise awareness who was there to inaugurate the first cart, says, “As a fashion brand 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.”

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

சென்னை பல்லாவரத்தில், தி.மு.க. சட்டமன்ற உறுப்பினர் அவர்களால், நக்ஸதிரா வேவஸ் மினி ரெஸ்டாரன்ட் திறக்கப்பட்டது.

சென்னை ஆகஸ்ட் 31, 2020: பல்லாவரத்தில் நக்ஸதிரா வேவ்ஸ்
மினி ரெஸ்ட்டாரண்ட் திராவிட முன்னேற்ற கழகத்தின் காஞ்சிபுரம் வடக்கு மாவட்ட கழக செயலாளர்
சட்டமன்ற உறுப்பினர் தா.மோ.அன்பரசன்
அவர்கள் திறந்து வைத்தார்

இவர்களுடன் மாவட்ட வர்த்தக பிரிவு து.செயலாளர் ஏ.கே.கருணாகரன்.
மாவட்ட தொண்டரணி அமைப்பாளர்
H.ஜான் தினகரன். பம்மல் எம்.ஆர்.வீனஸ் என்கிற பாலசந்தர்.
திருநீர்மலை எஸ்.எஸ்.சுகுமார்
ஜி.கே.சுரேஷ். கடையின் உரிமையாளர் துரைசம்பத் மற்றும் உறவினர்கள் நண்பர்கள் திமுக கழக நிர்வாகிகள் கலந்து கொண்டனர்…

SEHAT distributes “Shastric Unani Medicine – Ayush Joshanda immunity boosting powder” to general public in Chennai

Chennai, 10th August 2020: Sehat Skin and Hair Clinic was founded in 1997 in with specific focus to treat Hair, Scalp and Skin problems.

Its main goal is providing holistic health service by helping people with these problems in a natural way, by utilizing all the ancient herbal remedies along with modern scientific methods of treatment.

Shastric Unani Medicine awareness drive was held at Emsons Medical and Surgical in Chennai and distributed around 3000 cups of immune boosting powder to the public in Chennai.
The product is licensed from ministry of health and family welfare, New Delhi and Manufactured by Sehat Pharma, based in Chennai.

On the occasion, Dr.Talat Salim (Trichologist, Cosmetic Physician, Hijama Specialist, BUMS, L.T.T.S (London), PGDCC) said we were very much happy to be present in this awareness campaign. She elaborated on Unani as a alternate medicine that is trustable, Effective and comparatively economical – needless to mention that it is Natural and has no synthetic additives.

The Immune boosting power distributed to all the public in Chennai to fight against the pandemic COVID 19. It contains Ginger, Pepper, Cinnamon, and Tulsi as the main ingredients. These Herbs and Spices are loaded with Immunity Boosting properties and protect from viral infections.

SEHAT is a reputed manufacturer of Herbal Unani Medicine in Chennai under licence from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare – AYUSH. SEHAT also manufactures a wide range of products in the Unani Space incl Hair Vitalisers, Single Composition Drugs and many others.

Directions for Use – ½ tsp. (3gm of churanam/safoof) should be dissolved in 150ml of lukewarm water. Filter and drink twice daily.

Cheap & Best Affordable Mens Salon 4th new outlet at Kolathur

Cheap & Best Affordable Mens Salon a premium specialty salon adds another feather to its cap with its brand at Venkateshwara Nagar, Kolathur.

Fourth Grand Cheap & Best Mens Salon was inaugurated by Ms.Celena, Ms.Niharika, Master Charlie and Ms.Nikitha. Mrs. Priya and Mrs. Saraswathy lighted the lamp at the auspicious occasion.

The premium specialty salon functions throughout the year from 8am to10pm . After three successful outlets that the city loved and welcomed enter a premium space keeping in mind the expanding clientele of Chennai City.““With affordable price on hair cut for 99/- and more attractive rates with combo pack on other services with international ambience, promise to provide you the best service.

Professional stylists here, hold an extensive background and proven track record and continue to stay updated on new technologies and practices technicalities in hair, constantly updating their clients look with the perfect colour, design and proper care.“

CHEAP & BEST AFFORDABLE MEN’S SALON located at No.73,Venkateswaran Nagar, Kolathur, Chennai – 600 099. 

contact phone No:- 9840776834

CapitaLand marks construction commencement of International Tech Park Chennai, Radial Road in virtual ceremony graced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Chennai, 27 July 2020 – CapitaLand, one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups, today unveiled International Tech Park Chennai (ITPC), Radial Road in a virtual ceremony graced by Shri Edappadi Palaniswami, Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. This marks the construction commencement for the first phase of the 23.3-acre IT park. ITPC, Radial Road has 4.6 million sq ft of development potential for premium Grade A office space.

Mr Vinamra Srivastava, CEO, Business Parks, CapitaLand India, said: “Chennai is one of our key markets for growth. It is the most diversified market for us in India and we have invested in IT parks, industrial townships, warehousing and lodging in the city. With both operational CapitaLand IT parks in Chennai – ITPC at Taramani and CyberVale fully occupied, our ITPC, Radial Road will offer more options for IT and IT-enabled services (ITeS) companies to expand their businesses in the city. We will continue to balance our growth across key markets in India as we look to increase our assets under management in the country. To achieve this, we are investing in developing a strong pipeline of projects and working with potential capital partners to grow our fund management business in India in the next few years.”

Located along Chennai’s IT corridor, ITPC, Radial Road will be developed in phases and it has been pre-certified with a Platinum rating by the Indian Green Building Council. Phase 1 will comprise two buildings offering 2.6 million sq ft of premium Grade A office space for IT and ITeS companies. The first and second blocks will be operational by Q4 2022 and Q2 2024 respectively. When fully developed, it will have amenities such as restaurants, food courts, fitness centre, clinic, childcare centre and event spaces.
The project is accessible by several main roads and is well-connected to Chennai International Airport. It is also located close to residential properties, educational institutions and hospitals. The park is conceptualised to have sustainable and resilient design solutions with focus on safety, health, wellness, and technology integration such as contactless features and app- based solutions among others.

Dr C Velan, City Head, Chennai Operations, CapitaLand India, said: “With over 15 years of experience in Chennai, we are bringing state-of-the-art office space at ITPC, Radial Road, and best-in-class asset management services to our clients. This park is anotherdemonstration of CapitaLand’s commitment to sustainability.

Designed with green features to achieve water and energy efficiencies such as the 75% naturally lit office spaces as well as luscious landscape complementing Chennai’s weather and ecosystem, it will be a draw as tenants are increasingly placing sustainability as a top priority.”
ITPC, Radial Road is CapitaLand India’s third IT park and eighth property in Chennai. The other properties are ITPC at Taramani, which is a joint venture with Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation; CyberVale, an IT Special Economic Zone in Mahindra World City; OneHub Chennai, a 1,250-acre integrated industrial township on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR); two logistics and warehouse facilities at Oragadam and Periyapalayam; and two lodging properties, Somerset Greenways Chennai and Citadines OMR Chennai.

About CapitaLand India (

CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) is one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it owns and manages a global portfolio worth S$131.9 billion as at 31 December 2019. CapitaLand’s portfolio spans across diversified real estate classes which includes commercial, retail; business park, industrial and logistics; integrated development, urban development; as well as lodging and residential. With a presence across more than 200 cities in over 30 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as its core markets, while it continues to expand in markets such as India, Vietnam, Australia, Europe and the USA.
CapitaLand has one of the largest real estate investment management businesses globally. It manages seven listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business trusts as well as over 20 private funds. Since it pioneered REITs in Singapore with the listing of CapitaLand Mall Trust in 2002, CapitaLand’s REITs and business trusts have expanded to include Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust, Ascendas India Trust and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust.

In India, CapitaLand has a strong presence with a portfolio of over 20 business and IT parks, industrial, lodging and logistics properties across seven cities – Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.
The Group is a key contributor to India’s IT industry development, having pioneered the

renownedInternationalTechParkBangalorein1994.CapitaLand has deep expertise in India across the full real estate value chain – from owning, developing and managing properties to fund management through Ascendas India Trust and private funds.
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Inauguration of International Pre-med online classes in the presence of Thiru.S.Ve.SHEKHER, Hon’ble Retd Chief Justice VALLI NAYAGAM & TRW Groups CEO Dr. David K Pillai

The event took place on 23rd July in the presence of Thiru. S.Ve .Shekar  and Hon’ble Retd Chief justice Thiru Valli Nayagam. The launch took place connecting eminent personalities from Philippines and India over a video conference.
Davao medical school foundation is a Medical school in Philippines. This medical school has a reputation of producing top rankers in FMGE ( Foreign medical graduation exams )  over the past 10 years. specifically even the last year we had 7 toppers amongst the top 10. Not forgetting that Davao Medical school foundation Has 82% of passing ratio when The national passing ratio Was 21%.
Currently  there are 5000 students studying in the Philippines and about 2800 students have graduated from the college and are currently working across the globe.
While talking to the CEO Dr. David K Pillai, Davao medical school foundation Is one of the finest medical schools in the Philippines- the city that is crime free where English is largely spoken and  it has one of the best tropical conditions which is excellent to learn various diseases similar to our country. 
He added, this International Pre Med online classes has turned out to be very receptive by students and it’s a great learning platform for students in this tough times of COVID 19. Dr . David is Also known as the Pioneers in foreign education for medical education.
This medical school offers the lowest fee structure to help students with great ambitions and makes it an affordable course for the students from rural area too.

Knight Frank India Real Estate H1 2020 (January- June) Report

Chennai’s office space absorptiondeclines 28% YoY due to COVID -19 pandemic: Knight Frank India

While new completions record an unprecedented 1064% YoY growth despite the crisis


Residential sales plunge by 67% YoY, launches decline by 55% YoY in H1 2020: Knight Frank India

Weighted average prices decline by a further 5% YoY in H1 2020


Chennai, July 16, 2020:Knight Frank India today launched the 13th edition of its flagship half-yearly report – India Real Estate: H1 2020 – which presents a comprehensive analysis of the office and residential market performance across eight major cities for the January-June 2020 (H1 2020) period. The report highlights that the new office space completions in Chennai saw an outstanding and unprecedented growth of 1064%YoY to0.3 mnsq m (3.3 mnsq ft) in H1 2020. This remarkable jump is attributed to the entry of one large commercial space in the market in Q1 2020.The ongoing COVID – 19 crisis impacted office market transactions in the city resulting in0.1 mnsq m (1.3 mnsq ft) of total absorption, a 28% YoY decline in H1 2020.Weighted average transacted rentalsfor Chennaihowever grew by a modest  2% YoY  in H1 2020.The highest transaction activity was seen in the Information Technology/ Information Technology Enabled Services (IT/ITeS) sector which accounted for 54% in the total transactions in the city in H1 2020. The sector alsoregistered the largest single deal this half-year. On the other hand, co-working sector activity was severely hit by the COVID crisis resulting in a 77% YoY slump in its office space absorption in H1 2020.

According to the report, home sales in Chennai have witnessed a decline of 67% YoY in H1 2020, while launches saw a 55% YoY decline in the same period.According to Knight Frank Research, the INR sub-5 million ticket size sales accounted for 51% of the total units sold in Chennai in H1 2020. The city recorded a further 5.5% YoY fall in weighted average prices in H1 2020.


Source: Knight Frank Research

  • The pandemic and the subsequent national lockdown limited the office space absorption momentum in Chennai. However, while the transaction numbers show a drop, the demand was strong until mid-March 2020 i.e. until the onset of the Covid pandemic. 72% of the total transaction activity in H1 2019 took place in the first quarter of H1 2020 and the second quarter would have further added to it. The nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus caused a complete halt in business and economic activity for a considerable part of Q2.
  • In H1 2020, IT/ITeS sector’s transaction activity went up from 0.05 mnsq m (0.5 mnsq ft) in H1 2019 to 0.07 mnsq m (0.7 mnsq ft) in H1 2020, a 31% YoY jump.

The manufacturing industry’s absorption grew as well,recording an 11% YoY growth in H1 2020, on the back of increased activity by renewable energy and engineering companies in the city Also, the Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector transactions accounted for 5% of the total transactions in H1 2020. The sector saw an 82% YoY growth in activity in H1 2020.

  • In terms of geography, the Suburban Business District (SBD) saw a surge in transactions in H1 2020, accounting for a whopping 55% of the total transaction activity in H1 2020.
  • Weighted average rentals remained stable with a modest 2% YoY growth for the overall Chennai office space. Increased rentals were observed in the SBD (2%) and thePeripheral Business District (PBD) – Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) and Grand Southern Trunk Road (GST) PBD – OMR and GST business districts (3%). The Central Business District (CBD) also witnessed a marginal 1% YoY increase in H1 2020, as despite limited supply and high rentals; its city-centric location continues to attract demand.
  • Vacancy levels in the city increased to 12.2% in H1 2020 from 9% at the end of 2019. Key factors contributing to this increase were the addition of bulk supply to the tune of 0.3 mnsq m (3.3 mnsq ft) in the market, low absorption numbers, and occupiers surrendering office space on account of the Covid-19 crisis.

Srinivas AnikipattiSenior Director – Tamil Nadu & Kerala, Knight Frank India said, “Undoubtedly the COVID -19 crisis has halted business momentum and economic activity for a significant part of Q2 2020.The pandemic and the subsequent national lockdown limited the office space absorption momentum in Chennai which was strong in Q1 2020. 72% of the total H1 2019 transactions had already been closed in the pre-Covid phase of H1 2020. With this demand momentum, H1 2020 transactions numbers were likely to outperform H1 2019 absorption figures had the ongoing crisis not put a damper on it.On the supply side,the crisis has led to a 45-50% shortage of labour and scarcer credit availability for developers which has together made it difficult  to complete the on-going projects.The lockdown along with the partial operation of businesses post lockdown have created significant challenges for the real estate industry and nothing can be said with certainty about the future.”


  • Chennai’s residential market had just begun to show some promise of recovery in 2019, especially during the second half of the year. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic sabotaged all hopes of recovery. Both sales and launches took a hit and H1 2020 was the lowest performing period for the Chennai residential market in the last decade.
  • Launches plunged by 55% YoY in H1 2020. A lacklustre demand scenario coupled with the lockdowns imposed in the wake of the Covid crisis caused this drop in launches.
  • Most launches, 65% of the total in H1 2020, belonged to the INR sub-5 mn ticket size segment which is in sync with the current demand trends. On the other hand, INR >10 mn ticket size units contributed a minor share of 4% in the total launches.
  • In terms of location, South Chennai continued to be the preferred choice, accounting for 56% of the total launches in H1 2020. Sholinganallur, Mogappair, Chembarambakkam and Thiruninravur were the micro-markets in Chennai where most of the action was concentrated during H1 2020.
  • Sales plummeted by a substantial 67% YoY in H1 2020. This is the lowest recorded sales number for Chennai in the past 10 years. Demand in Chennai residential market had been gradually slowing down since 2015 with a few spurts of growth in between. A major contributor for the H1 2020 demand slump is the ongoing Covid crisis.
  • 54% of the total sales were concentrated in South Chennai whereas in terms of ticket size split, the highest sales were recorded in the INR 2.5-5 mn ticket size segment. The share of the INR sub-5 mn ticket size sales has fallen from 60% in H1 2019 to 51% in H1 2020 in line with the overall slump in demand due to the COVIDcrisis.
  • Residential prices in Chennai have fallen by a further 5.5% YoY in H1 2020, as developers continued to focus on offloading existing inventories. They have been offering discounts and attractive schemes to lure buyers.
  • Unsold inventory numbers dropped by 21% YoY to 14,149 units in H1 2020 while the quarters-to-sell (QTS) stood at 4.1 quarters as of H1 2020.

Srinivas AnikipattiSenior Director – Tamil Nadu & Kerala, Knight Frank India said, “Market uncertainties in the wake of the on-going pandemic have made the already risk-averse home-buyers, more insecure. The slowdown in the automobile industry, a key Chennai employment driver, along with job insecurities in the present economic condition haveimpacted home purchase decisions of people. Further, as banks and financial institutions tightentheir lending norms, buyers are finding it increasingly difficult to avail credit. Both these factors have taken a serious toll on the sales volumes in the COVID-influenced period of H1 2020. New project launches have also taken the brunt of the crisis as developers now have to grapple with low availability of construction labour, sparse finances and low demand. Until the Covid infection rates plateau or a vaccine is found, there will be uncertainty about the future.”

Thirumala launches ‘Tea Master’ special milk targeting Tea Shops in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, 13th July 2020: Leading dairy brand Thirumala Milk has launched a specially formulated milk called ‘Tea Master’ in Tamil Nadu. ‘Tea Master’ milk is aimed to give tea shops a superior quality milk at a special price of Rs 58 per litre. This product has been formulated after taking the feedback from Tea shops over the last 6 months. The final product has gone through several trials with extremely positive feedback from the Tea Shops. Thirumala Dairy felt the need to price the product lower to benefit the tea shops coming out of lockdown. Thirumala hopes that this product will support the Tea shops in reviving their business post COVID-19 lockdown.

About Thirumala:

Thirumala Milk Products Private Limited is a leading dairy company in South India established in the year 1996. Since then, Thirumala has been maintaining its position as a fastest growing brand with presence in major states of India such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. Today, Thirumala produces dairy products across nine state-of-the-art manufacturing plants spread across southern states of India.

About Groupe Lactalis:

In 2014, Lactalis acquired Thirumala, where it opened up enormous opportunities in the biggest and most challenging dairy market in the world to position it as the most preferred brand in India. The traditional and cultural experience of Thirumala and international expertise of Lactalis provided a unique combination, leading to a success story to be talked by generations to come. Lactalis is a family-owned dairy group based in Laval (Mayenne), in the west of France. In 1933, André Besnier started up his cheese-making company. The group sells products in over 180 countries and has 229 production sites across the globe. Lactalis is the largest dairy group in the world with turnover of over 17 billion Euros.

Ajinomoto (MSG) is a quality product prepared with natural ingredients

You would have noticed that some delicacies simply taste heavenly! Kikunae Ikeda, a Japanese scientist, found out that the extraordinary
taste in certain dishes comes from Glutamate, an ingredient that occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables. He named it Umami. Is Umami a
blend of different tastes like sweet & sour? Or can we call this the Fifth taste? That, according to Kikunae Ikeda, is entirely up to us.

Ajinomoto, or Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG), is prepared by the simple process of fermentation, like how we prepare curd from milk. MSG is
prepared with natural vegetable ingredients like sugarcane, sugar-beet or tapioca. The MSG manufactured by the company named Ajinomoto, comes
from sugarcane & tapioca. It has the capacity to enhance the taste of food menu/ dishes. You can add this to sambar, rasam, vegetable fries, soups, and curries – any dishes accept bitter & sweet dishes and make them taste much better.

Ajinomoto, with its headquarters based in Japan, is selling its products all over the world. In order to prove that the product is safe and harmless, we have obtained the highest possible quality clearance in each of these countries. In India it is approve by FSSAI.

Safety certificate is issued in countries like the United States of America, Japan, Thailand and India, only after strict tests. We are marketing the taste enhancer
Mono Sodium Glutamate, AJI-NO-MOTO® (Umami taste enhancer) all over the world. This is manufactured with natural ingredients, and without
adding any chemicals, and hence are good for health. But, the world market is flooded with Chinese and locally manufactured duplicate
products with false labels. The consumers must remain alert about such fraudulently manufactured products and use only genuine MSG. “On our
part, we too are trying our best to take all necessary precautions to remove these duplicate products,” said Mr, Govinda Biswas, Ajinomoto’s Marketing Manager in India.

Mr. Atsushi Mishuku, the Managing Director of Ajinomoto India Private Limited, pointed out that the production factory set up near Kancheepuram, Chennai, provides employment to many, and added that it was necessary in order to distribute and market the products as
swiftly as possible. On the quality of MSG, he said that one of the ingredients, ‘Glutamate,’ is present in mother’s breast milk also. Since it is also present in breast milk, It is safe for consumption of infant also, he said.

Further elaborating, he said, “In addition to Ajinomoto, we also manufacture Happima Fried Rice mix; a complete seasoning to make fried rice;
Blendy, 3-in-1instant coffee and Masala Chai mix; Hapima Crispy Fry Mix to prepare crispy fried restaurant style chicken at home and A&M Noodles.
The market has reacted very encouragingly to these products. With your blessings and support, we would live to grow further and serve you even better,” Mr. Atsushi Mishuku said, confidently.

In the current scenario, a family can sustain itself only when both the husband and wife work. It has become normal for the husbands to buy readymade dough batter for the next day. Since both of them have to leave for work at the same time, preparing food has now become a challenging task. Unfortunately, the current generation has accustomed itself to having their breakfasts in the hotels and lunches at their office canteens.

“Healthy nutritious food” has become unavailable for them. In these tough times, certain fraudulent companies ride on the backs of other products and flood the markets with cheap imitations. 90 percent of the Indian consumers are more interested in procuring items that cost less instead of quality and originality. This is exploited by these fraudulent companies.

We as consumers confront various false information on the internet that consuming Ajinomoto could be hazardous to health, thereby confusing the users. Are those facts true? Only a very few among us take the trouble to find out if such information is true and differentiate between real and fake products.

The Japanese company Ajinomoto is taking earnest steps to counter this negative publicity and false information campaign. At least from this point onwards, instead of blindly believing anything that appears on the internet, we must be able to cultivate the swan’s talent (of separating milk from water) and believe only in the truth.

Chennai warehousing market records healthy leasing of 3.4 mn sq ft in FY2020: Knight Frank India

Chennai, 2nd July, 2020: In FY2020, Chennai saw a healthy warehouse leasing activity of 3.4 mn sq ft, according to the ‘India Warehousing Market Report 2020’ report launched by Knight Frank India, a global real estate consultancy. The warehousing asset class in Chennai has witnessed a robust compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22% for the period FY 2017-2020.


In FY2020, the manufacturing industry accounted for more than half i.e. 53% of all warehousing transactions. Inevitably, this resulted in a spike in activity in the Sriperumbudur – Oragadam cluster, a remarkable 67% of the overall FY 2020 transactions, as it is the hub of manufacturing in Chennai.

According to the report, Chennai has a development potential multiple of 2.02 amongst the top eight cities in India. The current stock is reported to be 24 mn sq ft with a potential of expansion to 49 mn sq ft on the committed warehousing land parcel of 2,361 acres in Chennai. Pune along with Chennai have the highest concentrations of Grade A stock, 71% and 69% respectively, due to their primary demand base of auto and auto ancillary occupiers. The rentals for Grade A warehouses range from INR 183-301 /sq m a month (INR 17-28/sq ft a month) in micro-markets of Sriperumbudur-Oragadam cluster and from INR 161-205 /sq m a month (INR 15-19/sq ft a month) in locations across the NH 16-Periyapalayam cluster.


Market Total warehousing land (Acres) Existing Stock in Total warehousing potential in mn sq m (mn sq ft) Development potential multiple*
mn sq m (mn sq ft)
Mumbai 6,625 11.2 (121) 15.5 (167) 1.37
NCR 4,178 5.3 (57) 9.3 (100) 1.75
Chennai 2,361 2.2 (24) 4.6 (49) 2.02
Bengaluru 2,210 2.3 (25) 4.5 (48) 1.89
Pune 1,814 2.4 (26) 3.9 (42) 1.61
Ahmedabad 1,587 1.7 (18) 3.4 (37) 2.09
Hyderabad 1,291 1.2 (13) 2.7 (29) 2.19
Kolkata 1,098 2 (21) 2.6 (28) 1.29
Total 21,163 28.3 (307) 46.5 (500) 1.63

Source: Knight Frank Research

*’Development Potential Multiple’ depicts the total development potential of the warehousing stock in a market, as a multiple of its existing stock


City FY2020 FY2020 FY 2017-20 CAGR
mn sq m (mn sq ft) change YoY
NCR 0.8 (8.6) -32% 45%
Mumbai 0.7 (7.5) 8% 69%
Ahmedabad 0.5 (5.1) 5% 43%
Pune 0.5 (4.9) 42% 35%
Bengaluru 0.4 (4.3) -23% 50%
Kolkata 0.4 (3.9) -14% 43%
Chennai 0.3 (3.4) -19% 22%
Hyderabad 0.3 (3.4) -14% 41%
Total 3.8 (41.3) -11% 44%

                          Source: Knight Frank Research

Srinivas Anikipatti, Senior Director – Tamil Nadu & Kerala, Knight Frank India said“Chennai warehousing market put up a decent show in FY 2020. This year, in Chennai, many e-commerce and FMCG players opted for 3PLs for servicing their logistics needs, causing an increase in the warehousing transactions activity of 3PLs.  Rentals remained largely stable through FY2020 with marginal appreciation in some pockets of the Sriperumbudur – Oragadam cluster driven by an increase in warehousing demand of engineering and manufacturing companies. E-commerce players’ increased preference for the Madhavaram-Red Hills belt in the NH 16 – Periyapalayam cluster has resulted in increased transaction activity in this belt in the last two years. On the whole, the outlook remains positive for Chennai warehousing market and it is likely to see robust growth in FY2021.”



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Shiva Texyarn launches Anti-Viral Fabric HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 technology that deactivates viruses including Corona Virus

Coimbatore, 10th June 2020: M/S Shiva Texyarn launches antiviral fabric treated with HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, a treatment that was proven to deactivate most viruses including coronavirus in the shortest possible time, an innovation from the Swiss textile innovation leader HeiQ Materials AG and co-distributed with Taiwanese Specialty chemical major M/S Jintex Corporation.
Shiva Texyarn launches first of its kind antiviral fabrics in the Indian market.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Carlo Centonze, CEO of HeiQ said, “HeiQ Viroblock is a special combination of our advanced silver and vesicle technology that has been proven effective against the human coronavirus 229E with over 99.99% reduction of virus. It is safe and non-toxic. A patent has been filed. We are pleased to launch this for the first time in India on PPE with Shiva Texyarn.”

Dr. Sundararaman K .S, Managing Director of Shiva Texyarn said ” We have been at the forefront of the PPE response in the country, with our Technical Textiles Division being amongst the earliest SITRA Qualified Suppliers of PPE fabric. We have complemented Coverall manufacturing with a range of fabric masks with innovative protective systems and other components of the PPE system. The addition of HeiQ Viroblock to our manufacturing processes gives us another formidable technology in the race to provide high tech, comfortable PPE solutions” The company is currently in the process of getting various international certifications to target the global marketplace for antiviral fabrics.

For further details kindly contact
Shiva Texyarn
Mr.Manesh – 919994061028.

Engineering Students develop V2 BUDDY – The Nursing Robot at Vinayaka Mission

  • Robot to minimize Nursing interference in COVID-19 treatment
  • Developed at Ganesan Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center at AV Campus, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation

Chennai, 23rd April 2020: There is a growing concern over the spread of the novel coronavirus among medical professionals and frontline healthcare workers. To address this issue, a group of Electrical Engineering students and faculty from AVIT (Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology) Chennai, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (Deemed to be University) along with duo entrepreneurs Mr Premnath and Mr Subramanian have developed a robot called V2 Buddy at the ‘Ganesan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre’. This helps to reduce contact between frontline healthcare nursing staff and Covid-19 patients.

V2 Buddy was today demonstrated at Vinayaka Mission’s Super Speciality Hospital “VIMS” at Salem and deployed in Vinayaka Missions Medical Colleges at Salem, Puducherry and Karaikkal.
V2 Buddy – the Nursing Robot can assist nursing interface by checking the body temperature level of COVID-19 patients, dispensing sanitizing hand rub, delivering medicines and food, enable the nursing staff to interact with COVID 19 patients remotely through video and audio interface from their nursing stations. This helps to minimizes the nursing staff from getting exposed to infection.

This sophisticated nursing robot can be controlled remotely through an app installed on a smartphone by the nursing staff. A Voice enabled Nursing Call facility is also made available through ‘V2 Buddy Call’ through which the Patients in isolation can speak to Nursing Staff in the Nursing Station whenever required for clinical support and counselling.

Mr Premnath, one of the developers said, “V2 Buddy was created after considering the inputs given by the medical and nursing teams of VIMS, the Super Speciality Hospital Unit of Vinayaka Mission Group. They provided guidance on the day-to-day operations and activities of nursing staff in an isolation ward which we attempt to enable through this robot.”

Mr Subramanian, the co-creator explained “The new age gizmo V2 Buddy will be operated using Bluetooth technology and remote sensors from a control console which will be in the hands of the nurse, who will be able to talk to the patient directly.”

“The Ganesan Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (GIEC) at Vinayaka Mission provided us an ideal platform to build this robot with access to resources, technical support, working space and financial aid” said Prof. Dr. L. Chitra – HOD Electrical and Electronics department, member of steering committee for GIEC, AVIT Chennai and guide for nursing Robot project.

Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram, Medical Director, of Vinayaka Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) said, “V2 Buddy is akin to a remote controlled bomb disposal device, as it helps us achieve minimal contact from confirmed COVID-19 patients and still providing adequate care to them. We are glad that we have come up with this new age gizmo which is the need of the hour.” Commenting on this, Dr. Ganesan, Chancellor, Vinayaka Mission Group said “The vision of this GIEC’s Business Incubator is to identify & support potential entrepreneurs and students in developing Minimum Viable Products (MVP) thereby making their dream concept come true and essentially to curtail the import burden by indigenization of products in line with ‘Make in India’ vision of Government of India”

VMRF is planning to donate two of these nursing robots to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai and at the Indira Gandhi Government Hospital, Puducherry. The production and capacity of ‘V2 Buddy’ will be scaled up according the demand in the market.

Lanson Toyota Fortuner- Off Road Camp

How do you gauge off-road ability just by looking at the brochure? Nobody can, and that’s the whole premise of the Toyota Off-Road Camp. Off-roading can only be experienced from behind the wheel and so Lanson Toyota has pitched a 2 day camp in Chennai, at “The Farm”, in the expansive Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chemmanchery and invited their customers to have a go and experience the true go-anywhere potential of their Fortuners and Land Cruisers. After all you might not spend your days off-roading but when you do get into a traffic jam on the highway or you get stuck in the potholes filled rainy roads, it is good to know that you can take a hard left and off-road your way out of the jam or wade through three feet of water and get home even in the floods.

At the Toyota Off-Road Camp, customers and guests will be treated to a specially carved out track with a few strategically placed obstacles. And to show the drivers how to tackle the obstacles in and climb up and down everything in its way they will take the wheel and drive the Fortuner around the specially built course. This course will involve navigation and testing of the special capabilities of the SUV, some of which are highlighted here: Axle twister – which is a series of ramps that would test the suspension articulation and Active Traction Control.

If the Fortuner has one of its wheels in the air, the Active Traction Control would feed power to the wheels that are in contact to the ground.

After the kiddie stuff, the drivers had to take on the big mound, which is a 15 feet high m 40 degree incline. It’s an almost vertical climb followed by a similar descent. Here the Fortuner proved its mettle. With oodles of torque from just 1200rpm, Hill Hold Assist and Downhill Assist, the drivers could easily take on this obstacle despite looking at only the sky through the windscreen. When the drivers stopped mid-way during their climb the Hill Hold Assist held the brakes for four seconds and the instructors pointed out that we didn’t have to wrestle with the handbrake or slip the clutch to get going again. Once we got up the mound, there was another halt to engage Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and select first gear (on the automatic gearbox) in sequential.

SPECIAL FEATURE: TOYOTA OFF-ROAD CAMP mode. Mr. Arun Prasad, who is our instructor, strictly asked us to keep the foot off the brakes while going down. The Downhill Assist slowed us down and let the Fortuner descend gently without us having to worry about modulating the brake, once again demonstrating what all the tech mentioned in the catalog actually did in the real world. No splashing around The water wading trench was a test of the driver’s patience and the Fortuner’s water wading capacity, which is a massive 700mm. The big SUV was gently lowered into the water with care so as to avoid water rushing into the intake. Wade through the water slowly with a light throttle. Once we got the SUV out, we were asked to stop to let the water drain out before we set of for the Slush Pit. No particular instructions here, the key was to keep going and experience the traction of the Fortuner. Desired results for the day were achieved – big smiles and a very dirty SUV.

The machines What they meant by ‘capable’ was this. Under the Fortuner’s massive hood sits a 2.8-litre diesel mill that churns out 176bhp and 450Nm of torque available from as low as 1500 rpm. Double wishbone suspension at the front and 4-link lateral rod at the rear meant that the Fortuner could deliver a plush ride and generous amount of articulation for challenging terrain. It is equipped with Downhill Assist Control and Hill Hold Assist but what was overwhelming was to watch the Toyota Active Traction Control that sent power to the wheels that were on the ground, helping it keep moving even with one or two wheels in the air. With its 29 and 25 degree approach and departure angles, 700mm of water wading depth and a ground clearance of 220mm this is a very capable SUV. No wonder there are over one lakh customers of Toyota’s premium SUV.

Lanson Toyota Executive Director Mr. Shivanka Lankalingam who is instrumental in bringing this Off-road experiential driving to Chennai along with Ms. Vijayalakshmi – Joint Dealer Partner, Lanson Toyota ; Mr. Suresh Puloor – Regional Head South I, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd., from Bangalore and Mr. Mani Narayanan – Vice President (Sales & Marketing) while addressing the gathering said :
“We are happy to share that Lanson Toyota & Toyota India has been organising new Toyota Off-Road Multi-city Camp events. Through these on-ground events, we want our customers to experience the off-roading ability of their Toyota Land Cruiser and Fortuner SUVs. Highly trained instructors accompany our customers and push them to discover the depth of capability and extreme situations that the Toyota SUVs can handle.

In the event scheduled for today and tomorrow (August 17 & 18, 2019), we have axle articulation, water wading, steep inclines, deep and slushy mud and huge potholes for customers to experience technology like Active Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Start Assist and Downhill Assist Control and the ease with which the Toyota SUVs can tackle difficult terrain. We also have Fortuners available in manual and automatic air transmission for invitees to experience the Toyota DNA and gene pool.

I take this opportunity to thank our Fortuner customers for making the Toyota SUV into the best selling and most loved vehicle in its segment.”


Chennai 7th May 2018: INDOSTAR CAPITAL FINANCE (“Company”) will be launching its initial public offering (“IPO” or the “Offer”). The IPO is scheduled to open on May 9, 2018 and close on May 11, 2018 with a price band of Rs.570 to Rs.572 per equity share of face value of Rs.10/- each of the Comapany (the “Equity Shares”). The anchor investor allocation will be a day prior to the Bid/Offer Opening Date i.e. May 8, 2018

The IPO comprises a Fresh issue aggregating upto Rs.7000 million (“Fresh Issue”) and an offer for sale of upto 20,000,000 equity shares by the selling shareholders, comprising an offer for sale of up to 18,508,407 equity shares by IndoStar Shares Capital (“Promoter Seeling Shareholder”) and an offer for sale of up to 1,491,593 equity shares by the other selling shareholders (as defined in the RHP and together with the promoter selling shareholder, the (Selling Shareholders”, and such offer for sale, the “Offer for Sale”)

The company intends to primarily utilize the Net Proceeds of the freesh issue for augmenting its capital base to meet future capital requirements

The price band to the offer is rs. 570 to rs.572 per equity share

The floor price is 57 times of the face value and the cap price is 57.2 times of the face value of the equity shares

Bids can be made for a minimum of 26 Equity shares and in multiples of 26 equity shares tthereafter

The IPO comprises a fresh issue aggregating up to Rs.7000 million and an offer for sale of up to 20,000,000 equity shares

Offers opening Date – May 9, 2018 and offer Closing date – May 11, 2018

The offer is being made in terms of Rule 19(2) (b) of the securities contracts (Regulation) Rules 1957 (SCRR) through the Book Building Process in accordance with the Regulation 26 (1) of the securities and Exchange Board of India Regulations 2009 as amended (the “SEBIICDR Regulations”), wherein 50% of the offer shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Qualified institutional Buyers (“QIBs”). Our company and the promoter Selling Shareholder, in consultation with the BRLMs may allocate up to 60% of the QIB portion to Anchor investors at the Anchor Investor Allocation Price, on a discretionary basis out of which at least one-third will be reserved for domestic mutual funds, subject to valid bids being received from domestic mutual funds at or above the anchor investor allocation price

In the event of under-subscription or non-allocation in the Anchor Investor Portion, the balance Equity Shares shall be added to the Net QIB portion. Such Member of equity shares representing 5% of the Net QIB portion (other than Anchor Investor Portion) shall be available for allocation an a proportionate basic to Mutual Funds only

JM Financial Iimited, Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, Morgan Stanley India Company Private Limited, Motilal Oswal Investement Advisors Limited and Nomura Financial Advisory and securities (India) Private Limited are the Book Running head managers to the offers. The Registrar to the other is link Intime India private Limited

The Equity sheres are proposed to be listed on BSE Limited and National stock Exchange of India Limited

All Capitalized terms used herein are not Specifically defined shall have the same meaning as ascribed to them in the RHP