Chennai Para Sports Association – Honor Mr Ranjith Kumar, Dayan Chand Lifetime Awardee | Book release “A LIFE WORTH LIVING” |

Chennai Para Sports Association in partnership with The Torch Trust and Lions Club of Centennieal AGS Colony is organizing the great Event which will be held on Saturday 24-J 0-2020 between 3pm to 6pm at Mylapore Savera Hotel, Chennai

In this event first we are going to honour Mr. Ranjith Kumar as hero and chief guest of the event who was conferred with Dayan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award given to sportspersons and coaches by the Government of India on 29th August 2020.

Second Book release Prof. Dr. M. S. Magarajan. Ph.D involved in Coaching Persons with Disabilities for Special Olympics, Paralympics and Deaflympics and Train the Trainers in Sports for the Disabilities, also conducting various State, National and international sports competitions for the Persons with Disabilities Prof.Dr. M.S. NAGARAJAN who has been serving for 42 years of his life to wellbeing and development of disabled athletes in Sports.

Biography of Dr.M.S.Nagarajan “A LIFE WORTH LIVING” written in English by Mrs. Joyce Perera and in Tamil by Narendran will be published.
This will be followed by we are going to honour17 young National and international level men and women Para achievers namely

  • 2.B.MANOJ
  • 5. V.ROOPA


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Phoenix Marketcity And Palladium Welcomes the Festive Season with Lights Delights and Celebrations

21 October 2020, Chennai : Phoenix MarketCity and Palladium is all set to brighten the festive season and spark the mood of celebration through its captivating Diwall decor, The décor is designed to enhance the celebratory mood of the festivals of lights . The kinetic Installations at the mall connects with a sentiment to move ahead in unison towards a luminous future.

A scintillating Lights Delights Celebrations ‘ festival was unveiled by people from different walks of life on 21st October 2020 at Phoenix Market City in the presence of respected guests and enthusiastic patrons . The lighting of larger than life Diya of Lights and Celebrations that gilded in gold and was adorned with lights & bright decorations demonstrated a pleasant experience for the mallgoers and welcomed the festive season in a spectacular manner.

Diya of Lights and Celebration ( Phoenix Central Atrium – Lower Ground Floor ) – a 50 feet tall suspended diya, the One World ( Drop Off Roundabout ) – a kinetic sculpture , Ascension to Freedom ( Palladium ) the sparkling golden chandelier – along with the Wondrous World , alluring kinetic danglers all over the central atrium , aimed at representing the unprecedented times our community has seen this year and also the prosperity that lies ahead.

Ms. Pooja Patti , Centre Director , Phoenix MarketCity and Palladium commented . These are special times and we wanted to engage with our patrons and our partners in a very special way by bringing the festive season alive with a special decor coupled with some exciting deals and offers from across categories like Electronics , Home Decor , Jewelry , Ethnic Watches and exclusive deals at fine dining restaurants . We expect more and more people to enjoy the ambience while shopping at their favourite brands.

She also added , ” While we welcome each and every one to the mall to soak in the festival of lights at display at the mall , we encourage them to use Nhance App for planning their visit and a safe shopping experience and never compromise to practice social distancing and wearing masks . Ensuring the safety and hygiene of our patrons and staff at Phoenix Marketcity and Palladiuin continues to be our priority.”

Considering the ongoing season , Phoenix Marketcity and Palladium has implemented stringent precautionary measures to monitor the safety of its customers and staff while enforcing safety guidelines across the mall . Additionally , ‘ Nhance by Phoenix app provides a seamless & safe shopping experience with features like Plan your visit , Contactless Payments & Dining , Smart Parking and many more . The app gives a live overview of all the people entering and shopping inside the mall at any given time . In addition to this , patrons can enjoy a lot more using the app . From pre – booking an express entry to the mall , locating their favorite stores easily , making quick and contactless payments , pre – ordering their food from anywhere in the mall , availing free monthly rewards to exploring all the latest deals.


Delhi to Chennai, a journey from Despair to Hope ~

Chennai, October 21st, 2020: Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC), a leading multi-organ transplant centre in Asia successfully performed India’s first liver and kidney transplant during the Covid-19 pandemic with help from two live donors.

35-year-old Mr. Mittal was airlifted to GGHC from Delhi with a medical history of a renal failure & chronic liver problem (fatty liver) which necessitated an urgent need for kidney & liver transplant. During his treatment at a hospital facility in New Delhi, the doctors decided to defer the transplant surgery due to patient’s health condition as he was also suffering from cardiac shock and low BP. However, the family was apprehensive and contacted GGHC’s liver transplant team for a second opinion and decided to get medical treatment at GGHC, Chennai. The entire transit process from Delhi to Chennai was seamlessly co-ordinated as it was highly challenging since the patient had multiple complications and was also obese (130 kgs).

Upon arrival at GGHC, the patient was in an unconscious state with low BP and had to be kept on dialysis. The medical team at GGHC examined him and observed fungal growth in his blood along with other multiple complications and he was therefore admitted in the specialized liver ICU unit for 2 weeks and was provided with necessary supportive medical care including anti-fungal treatment and 24/7 dialysis for 3-4 days. Meanwhile, a complete medical evaluation was carried out on the patient’s wife and sister to assess their viability for being the liver donor and kidney donor respectively.
Speaking about the success of the surgery – Dr Joy Varghese, Director – Hepatology & Transplant Hepatology, Gleneagles Global Health City said “The combined live donor liver & kidney transplant surgery which involved a team of liver, renal and critical care specialists went on for more than 14 hours. After the successful dual organ transplant surgery, patient regained consciousness and later came to know from his family about being airlifted to Chennai and his treatment at GGHC. Patient was discharged from the hospital on the 16th day post surgery. Patient as well as his sister and wife are hale & healthy.”

“This type of complicated surgery was possible only because of dedicated multidisciplinary approach of the hospital. I would like to thank Mr Nitin for being very positive and brave. My special thanks to his wife and sister for their strong will and motivation to save the patient and also trusting us. This case gives a good insight into our culture and great family values in our country and ‘never give up’ attitude by near & dear ones” – stated Dr Rajanikanth Patcha, Clinical Lead – Liver Transplant Surgery, Gleneagles Global Health City.

“We leveraged advanced cardiac output monitoring to improve patient’s blood pressure and removed close to 20 litres of excess fluid from his body. A dedicated team of critical care specialists and nurses made sure that the patient and both the donors remained safe from COVID infection”, said Dr Selvakumar Malleeswaran, Head of Liver ICU – Gleneagles Global Health City.
“We were confronted with many challenges in performing the living donor renal transplant during the pandemic. Both the patient and donor were obese, highest level of infection control measures had to be implemented and there was a need for continuous coordination among multiple consultants, technicians, paramedics & support staff. We faced a big challenge in performing dialysis for the patient with such low BP and had to perform ‘Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy’ before & during the surgery. Taking the best possible pre-surgical precautions, we could do keyhole kidney retrieval from the renal donor and successfully transplant the same into the recipient. In-spite of many odds, kidney started producing urine immediately after implantation. The positivity of the donors and recipient aided in their quick and smooth recovery” – added Dr K Muruganandham, Senior Consultant – Urology and Renal Transplantation Surgeon & Dr P Muthukumar, Senior Consultant – Nephrology & Renal Transplant Physician, Gleneagles Global Health City.

Congratulating the team on the success, Dr Alok Khullar, CEO – Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, said “The determination of both donors and their iron strong resolve supported by the extended family to save the life of their loved one were instrumental in motivating the entire team of GGHC to give their best quality care. The multi-disciplinary approach coupled with technical expertise helped us to ensure the success of the surgery despite various challenges. This successful outcome is bound to give hope to many patients with debilitating conditions and complications and help them live healthier lives.”

The pioneering transplant was led by Dr Joy Varghese, Director – Hepatology & Transplant Hepatology, Dr Rajanikanth Patcha, Clinical Lead – Liver Transplant Surgery, Gleneagles Global Health City, Dr Selvakumar Malleeswaran, Head of Liver ICU, Dr K Muruganandham, Senior Consultant – Urology and Renal Transplantation Surgeon & Dr P Muthukumar, Senior Consultant – Nephrology & Renal Transplant Physician”.

About Gleneagles Global Health City:

Chennai Gleneagles Global Health City, the sprawling 21-acre facility located in Perumbakkam, Chennai, is the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospitals India. With a capacity of over 1000 beds and accreditations from leading agencies, the facility is Asia’s most trusted and leading Multi-Organ Transplant Centre. The hospital has undertaken several path-breaking Liver, Neuro, Heart, Lung and Kidney procedures. It is recognized by several national level accrediting agencies. World-class infrastructure, dedicated staff and a commitment for medical excellence are the USPs of this facility.

The hospital has several achievements to its credit and continues to work on several pioneering procedures.
Gleneagles Global Hospitals has multi-super speciality hospitals in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. The brand is the most preferred hospital group for multi-organ transplants in Asia region. The parent entity of Gleneagles Global Hospitals is IHH Healthcare, a leading premium integrated healthcare provider with a network of 84 hospitals and more than 16,000 licensed beds. It is one of the largest healthcare groups in the world by market capitalisation and is listed in the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia and Main Board of SGX-ST. IHH is a leading player in the home markets of Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and India, and in their key growth markets of China and Hong Kong.

Actor Vijay Sethuapthi launches Tender Springz Coconut Water– a new age nutrition- rich cold drink by Sowkea Agro

*Innovatively Shaped, 100% Natural, Pollachi Tender Coconuts in Easy-to-Consume, Chilled Format with More Water and More Shelf Life*

Sowkea Agro launched Tender Springz Coconut water on 18th October 2020.  These innovatively shaped, 100 % natural coconuts are harvested from the best coconut groves in Pollachi. They are then hygienically dehusked, shaped and packed innovatively to provide consistent quality that Sowkea Agro is known for. Tender Springz is a new age nutrition- rich cold drink. The innovative packing with an easy to open pull-press plunger on top allows for very easy and hygienic consumption.

The product is stored and retailed in easy-to-operate, touch screen interface enabled IoT vending machines. Apart from the loT vending machine, they will also be available on the Sowkea Doorstep Daily app, Sowkea Agro Fresh stores, modern retail outlets, general stores and branded fuel vending chains.

Tender Springz coconut water can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 20 days and in regular room temperature for a maximum of 2 days and at convenience stores, they are refrigerated at a temperature between 5 -15°C to allow for easy storage and consumption.

Tender Springz coconut water is delicious and comes with a host of benefits. From rehydrating the body, to removal of unwanted cholesterol, support in weight loss and also aids in controlling renal disorders. Tender Springz, the new age cold drink can be served to patients as well as elders in the family as it comes with a host of nutritional benefits.

Tender Springz Tender Coconuts launch closely follows last year’s successful launch of Halo Tender Coconuts.  The brand also retails Grated Coconut, Pure Cow’s Milk and a range of Cold Pressed Cooking Oils too.

Successful entrepreneur, Mr R.B.Sivakumar hails from a humble farming family and community. But his education, zeal and exploration of career opportunities led to diversifying and becoming a reputed Engineering Component Manufacturer.

He successfully founded Vignesh Polymers, a key component manufacturing firm for category leaders in the automobile and consumer electronics sector. Today he takes the credit for turning it into a 200 crore plus turnover brand.

However, the burning desire was to always give something concrete back to his farming community. His reverence for farming and his sincere appreciation for the hard toil of farmers and their plight, buoyed him to start “Sowkea Agro”

Mr. R.B. Sivakumar, speaking at the launch said, “Tender Springz is an innovative option of a healthy new age cold drink. Ease and convenience is desired by a younger generation. Tender Springz is part of Sowkea Agro’s philosophy of protecting the farmers’ interests, restoring their pride, ensuring fair compensation and a sustained income for their efforts. I strongly advocate responsible sourcing and fair farmer compensation. The consumer should have access to a healthier choice of food and beverages.”

Iconic Cricketer Kapil Dev invests in New Technology Company – Harmonizer India

  • Harmonizer India has 14 Patents to its credit and rich expertise in Energy Solutions
  • Harmonizer has a pipeline of Patents to be filed in technologies including (AI/ML for Industries) for the benefit of its Customers

Harmonizer India Pvt. Ltd. announced that India’s World Cup Winning Captain Kapil Dev has invested in our AI/ML/IOT based Energy Efficiency Solutions Technology.

Kapil Dev expressed his happiness on being associated with Harmonizer India, and said, I have invested in Harmonizer India to support the Indian Brainpower and Technocrats, who have done so well to acquire 14 Patents.

In the recent event of RAISE 2020, emphasis has been given on India’s vision i.e. importance of Artificial Intelligence in today’s life. This will help India to become a global hub for Artificial Intelligence.

Manoj Soni, CEO, Harmonizer India said, “I am very happy that Mr. Kapil Dev has decided to infuse new energy to the Company that will conquer greater heights. The IoT market in India is poised to reach USD 15 billion by 2020, accounting for nearly 5 per cent of the total global market. There are tremendous opportunities for further growth. Harmonizer is aiming to achieve a significant part of that pie.”
M R Srinivas, CTO and R&D Head, Harmonizer India said that we have R&D Centre at Bangalore and presence in India, UAE and Canada. We have filed more than 14 patents and would be filing more in coming months on technologies like AI/ML for Industries that will have great advantage for our Customers.
As per latest study, the Enterprise AI market is heading towards much wider adoption in India. The study associates the Indian Enterprise Market for AI to be at $100 million, growing at 200-250% CAGR. By 2022, the Global Business value created by AI will touch a whopping $3.9 trillion, and spending on AI systems is expected to reach $79.2 billion. In India, the enterprise AI market is heading towards much wider adoption.

About Harmonizer India:

Harmonizer India Pvt. Ltd. is an organisation built and promoted by Technocrats, having a combined experience of 60+ years, with operations in India, UAE and Canada. It is a knowledge driven organisation which provides Power Solutions and Services to Industry/ Building Applications in form of its world class products. Harmonizer India’s Vision is to provide knowledge driven Business Solutions to its Customers, which will enable Sustainability, Productivity & Reliability of Electrical Network / process.

Harmonizer has two verticals Academic & Industry. The Academia vertical focuses on Engineering Fraternity – the main objective is to bridge the knowledge gap between Academia & Industry by implementing iLabs, customized solutions for Academia.

The Products & Solutions include “Patented AI/ Machine Learning based Energy & Asset Management Software Solutions”, “Power Solution Products”, “Energy Efficiency Solutions”, “IoT Products/solutions”, “Power Quality Products/Solutions”, “Customised Solutions for Digitization of Energy”, “Customised Solution for Industry 4.0”, “Patented Products / Solutions for Intelligent Electric Switch Board” “iLabs for Academia”, “Industry oriented Training for Engineering Students”, “Products/Solutions for Academia” etc.

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IGOT Finance limited inaugurated by Hon’ble Lok Adalat Judge Mr.A.K.N Vaithiyànathan & NFDC Director Mr.Rajeshkanna at Guindy

The Indian Guild of Traders (IGOT) a Non – Banking Financial Corporation has been grandly inaugurated at Guindy, MKN Road, Chennai.
The Finance Corporation that is embedded with many utilitarian features and Services has been launched by the Honourable Judge – Lok Adalat Mr A. K. N.Vaithiyanathan with chief guest.The National Film Development Corporation’s Director Mr. RajeshKanna, The grand opening added cherry with Mr S. S. Krishnamoorthy, IPS (Retd.,) and Kalaimamani. Dr.G. Manilal.
Mr G. Swaminathan (Director) and Mr S. Ravishankar (ExecutiveDirector) after lighting the lamp, in their speech elaborated the importance of the value of money handling, loan schemes, basic requirements for availing loans, perks and future plans of the IGOT. The whole show was well organised by Parivu Dr S. Sakthivel and the program ended with vote of thanks given by him.
The best part of the function was that prayers for the welfare of the company has been done in a well secular manner.

Chennaiku Pudhusu”, a women-centric Web Series launched today on JFW YouTube Channel

JFW, South India’s largest digital community for women, launches its first-ever women-centric web series “Chennaiku Pudhusu”. Starring Saru, Sudharshan, Amritha Mandarin, Srisha, Arvind Janakiraman amongst others, this six-episodes-series features the journey of a young chef who moves to Chennai to pursue her dreams. ‘Chennaiku Pudhusu’ is directed by Kishore Kumar and is all set to release on October 15th on JFW YouTube Channel.

“Chennaiku Pudhusu” teaser was launched by actress Simran Bagga and Television host and anchor Dhivyadharshini (DD). This was followed by the official trailer launch by actress Aiswarya Rajesh.

Commenting on the Webseries, Sujit Kumar, Founder and Managing Director says, “JFW’s foray into producing web series is a natural extension to our pursuit of offering quality and meaningful vernacular content to digital audience across the globe. As a brand we strongly believe in being a differentiator in the digital space and be an aspirational platform for Gen Z and Millennial audience.”

The teaser and trailer of Chennaiku Pudhusu went viral on release and have created a lot of curiosity and engagement among the netizens. “While most women are looking for ways to leave the kitchen, why did you dream of entering it” A question that is asked within few seconds into the teaser is something to ponder on. Says Bina Sujit, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, “JFW- from the very beginning has always underpinned strong-spirited, passionate women, and their journeys. Chennaiku Pudhusu is one such empowering tale of a young woman chef trying to make it into a field that is generally dominated by men”.

As the protagonist navigates through the fine-dining world and the new city, she doesn’t just move through her culinary ranks but also understands life from a fresh perspective. Travel with her incredible journey with a few laughs, giggles, joy, drama, triumphs and tribulations, and a whole lot of love for food.

JFW has established itself as a prime player in the South-Indian entertainment market with successful shows like At Home, Get Set Cook with Anu Haasan, etc. With a digital reach of 22 million quality audiences globally, JFW is known for its innovative, fun, engaging and entertaining content through its varied platforms. And now, they are raising the bar to even higher.

With promising content and a large loyal audience following, Options Media Group that owns JFW is set to explore and expand its footprint into several avenues in the South Regional entertainment spectrum. The company also recently launched its exclusive food channel ‘Spice My Food’ which has roped in celebrity voice artist Deepa Venkat for its very own Tamil cookery show ‘En Veetu Samayal’ that will be releasing from October 16th, 2020. With all this and many other exciting plans in the pipeline, Options Media Group is set to deliver all that one could expect and more!

Please find below the link of the trailer:



Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Dr Rela Hospital and KIMS Hospital ~


Chennai, October 12th, 2020: Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre (RIMC), a Multi-Speciality Quaternary Care Hospital at Chrompet in Chennai, today signed a memorandum of understanding with Krishna Institute of Medical Science Hospital (KIMS Hospital, Hyderabad), to launch the Comprehensive Centre of Excellence for Heart and Lung Transplant to support patients with very complex and chronic heart and lung ailments and to establish and support ECMO services to support patients as a bridge for a lung transplant. Prof. Mohamed Rela, Chairman & Managing Director at Rela Hospital, and Dr Sandeep Attawar, Program Director & Chair in KIMS Institute of Heart & Lung Transplantation exchanged the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Dr.Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Chief Executive Officer, Rela Hospital.

The center under the leadership of Dr. Sandeep Attawar, will provide customized treatment for patients in need of heart and lung transplant with a multidisciplinary team of transplant pulmonologists, surgeons along with nurse coordinators, social workers, dietitians, pulmonary rehabilitation staff, and other specialists to provide comprehensive care and support. The ECMO (ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) services established at Rela hospital, is a highly sophisticated system which will take over the functioning  of the heart and lungs until the patients get better, and  their heart and lungs function organically.


Inaugurating the Service, Prof. Mohamed Rela, Chairman & Managing Director at Rela Hospital said, “Advances in medicine have made heart and lung transplants safer and a real option. Having delivered pioneering work in the field, I truly believe the Cardiac care team led by Dr. Sandeep Attawar from KIMS would deliver a highly specialized service. We are therefore pleased to institutionalize the program by setting up a specialized Centre of Excellence for Heart and Lung Transplant program at the facility. I am sure this center will benefit many of our patients”, added Prof.Rela


“Every program of such a complex nature needs the right ecosystem of a wide range of medical professionals, high-end technology, and a very responsive team-work culture. We should be able to build this in Chennai at Rela hospital. With this major efficiency at Chennai,  we will  further our ability  to scale the program in a full-fledged manner now across India and offer patients, continuity of care said, Dr Sandeep Attawar, Director and Chair of the Heart and Lung Program, KIMS Hospital.


Briefing on the programme’s vision, Rela Hospital said the focus of the program is to stabilize patients as they await transplantation and provide medically, the most suitable options for patients. The programme has developed a customized approach towards improving the quality of life for patients and lowering mortality rates. 


Dr.Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, CEO at Rela Hospital said, “The majority of patients who can benefit from our advanced therapy are not fully aware of the facilities available in India. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of patient-centered care to many more patients, right here in India, utilizing our interdisciplinary approach, enormous talent, and the multi-skilled resources within our team.”


We are thrilled to have Dr. Sandeep Attawar lead our efforts to develop a successful Heart &Lung transplant program here at Rela Hospital, Chennai. With their addition to our first-rate multidisciplinary team, we are well-positioned to make a major impact on India’s public health crisis in organ donation and transplantation, and drive discovery and innovation in the field of transplantation concluded ,Prof.Rela                     

Public Relations Consultant Mr. Ramkumar Singaram’s book titled “10 Zero Budget Marketing Ideas” released by HON’BLE MINISTER Shri. K. PANDIARAJAN

Chennai, Oct. 2020: Public Relations Consultant Mr. Ramkumar Singaram’s book titled “10 Zero Budget Marketing Ideas” was released by HON’BLE MINISTER for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, Shri. K. PANDIARAJAN.

This book contains tips on how entrepreneurs can market their businesses at no cost in today’s economic crisis.

The book is also available in e-book format for FREE download – both in ENGLISH & TAMIL, on the Internet.

E-book (English) –

E-book (Tamil) –


Chennai 9th October 2020: Kauvery Hospital, Chennai’s leading multi-specialty hospital, successfully performed the India’s first single stage hybrid coronary revascularisation procedure on a 44-year-old male from Nesapakkam.

Mr. Ramesh V, had visited Kauvery Hospital with a history of heart attack, blockage in multiple arteries and limited heart function of 30%, which required immediate surgical intervention. Traditionally, blood flow in patients with multiple coronary blockage is restored by coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG) through sternotomy (Opening Breast Bone) which requires longer recuperation time at the hospital and increased risk of infection, especially during a pandemic.

Speaking about performing the India’s first Hybrid revascularization procedure, Dr. R Anantharaman, Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist said, “Undertaking a complex procedure and enabling the patient to walk back home within a span of two to three days is a huge step in treatment and provides a lot of hope for patients with such conditions. We at Kauvery Hospitals were able to perform this with the aid of the Hybrid Cath Lab thereby minimizing the risks, as only such a facility can facilitate the procedure to be performed in a single stage both surgery and stenting at the same time.

We made a small cut (3-4 cm) on the left side of chest through which the main bypass grafting for the left coronary artery was performed. After the successful completion of bypass surgery, its functioning was checked by angiography, which was followed by angioplasty and stenting to the right coronary artery. The same procedure was subsequently performed on two more patients – Mr. Sanjay, aged 54 years and Mrs. Narmadha M, aged 70 years. All the patients were discharged within a span of two to three days.”

Speaking on the success of the case, Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai, said, “I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Dr. R Anantharaman and his team for setting a benchmark in India’s medical history by performing a minimally invasive hybrid revascularization procedure in a single stage. The Hybrid Cath Lab at Kauvery Hospital has ushered in many revolutionary procedures and helping in faster recovery for our patients. We always commit ourselves to bring in the latest technologies to provide the best possible treatment at all times. In this pandemic, it is imperative that all emergencies and regular treatment including cardiac should be immediately attended to as it can be life threatening if ignored or postponed.”

About Kauvery Hospital:

Kauvery Hospitals is ‘A new Age Family Hospital’ with Multi Specialty Clinical Expertise and a pioneer in the ‘HealthCare Provider’ industry, making healthcare affordable. Kauvery is one of the few corporate hospital chains to successfully integrate operations into Tier 1 cities after launching into Tier 2 cities. It is also one of the few hospitals founded by Medical experts and managed by business professionals with a keen focus on delivering personalized and specialized health care with warmth.

Kauvery Hospitals is currently a 1200 bed hospital group with presence in Chennai, Trichy, Hosur, Salem, Karaikudi & Bangalore in addition to planned entry in new markets. Apart from having diverse Multispecialty tertiary care expertise, Kauvery Hospitals house one of three ‘Cardiac Centres of Excellence in South India’ and the only one in Tiruchirappalli (Trichy). In today’s times where the healthcare industry is more and more commoditized, Kauvery Hospitals stands tall with its promise of making medical expertise and technology truly affordable with empathy and care at every stage of a person’s healthcare needs.

Office transactions across prime cities surge by 80% Q-o-Q; new office completion recovers by 126% in Q3 2020: Knight Frank India – Chennai office transactions report the recovery of 0.07 mn sqm in Q3 2020; Rentals increase by 0.5% YoY: Knight Frank India

~Four of the top eight markets witness stable or positive rent growth~


Mumbai, 8th October 2020: Knight Frank India, leading international property consultancy, today launched its quarterly report – India Real Estate Update – Q3 2020 – which presents an analysis of the residential and office market performance across top eight cities for the July-September 2020 (Q3 2020) period. In comparison with Q2 2020, the report observed gross office leasing across these cities witnessed a strong recovery, registering 80% growth to 0.44 mn sqm in Q3 2020. Whereas new office completions during the same period, reported recovery of 126% to 0.33 mn sqm, compared to Q2 2020.

As Q2 2020 was marred by lockdown, the report cited the need to evaluate commercial market recovery compared to pre-COVID levels. Thus, besides looking at a single period, i.e. Quarter on Quarter analysis, Knight Frank India established a comparative matrix of Q3 2020 recovery against the quarterly average number of transactions in the year 2019.

The total office transactions of the eight markets in Q3 2020 have improved and reached 33% of the 2019 quarterly average level. Chennai, National Capital Region (NCR), and Mumbai recorded higher recovery in Q3 2020 with transactions reaching the level of 57%, 43%, and 42% respectively of the quarterly average of the year 2019. New completions also improved to 29% of the 2019 quarterly average. In terms of new completions in Q3 2020, Ahmedabad was the only market to report higher new office completions, 125% of quarterly average levels of the year 2019.

In terms of rental values, the recovery in office transactions and new completions helped rental values remain stable in Bengaluru (4%) followed by Hyderabad (2%), Chennai (0.5%), and Pune with 0% Year-on-Year growth (YoY).

Source: Knight Frank Research

According to Shishir Baijal, Chairman and Managing Director, Knight Frank India, “The commercial office asset class performance for the third quarter have been encouraging especially when benchmarked against quarterly average of 2019 as office transactions were at a historic high in that year. At the beginning of the pandemic in India, businesses were compelled to move to work from home as a business continuity process method. The uncertain business environment that followed the initial lockdown, further caused occupiers to assess their office space strategies leading many to postpone their office expansion plans till Q2 2020. However, with the unlocking in progress, going forward as India edges back economic recovery, the office market dynamics are also expected to improve. The recent success of REITs can be understood as an indicator of long – term confidence of investors for office space.”

Rajani Sinha, Chief Economist & National Director – Research, Knight Frank India said, “While work from home as a concept has proved to be an effective business continuity measure; we expect occupiers to look at office space usage more strategically. This will lead to further innovation in effective to include aspects like social – distancing, health benefits, sustainability as well as preparedness for future contingencies. We expect the momentum of the transaction to accelerate in the near future.”


  • 1) Chennai, Kolkata, NCR and Mumbai recorded relatively better recovery in transactions in Q3 2020 compared to the other markets.
  • 2) While in Q3 2020, transactions in Bengaluru reached 30% of 2019 quarterly average level, the market still experienced the highest transaction at 1.1 mn sq ft and rent growth at 4% YoY.
  • 3) Ahmedabad was the only market to see office completions exceeding transactions during Q3 2020, causing rents to fall by a substantial 5% YoY.

About Knight Frank:

Knight Frank LLP is a leading independent, global property consultancy. Headquartered in London, Knight Frank has more than 19,000 people operating from over 512 offices across 60 markets. The Group advises clients ranging from individual owners and buyers to major developers, investors and corporate tenants. For further information about the Company, please visit
Knight Frank India is headquartered in Mumbai and has more than 1,400 experts across Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Backed by strong research and analytics, our experts offer a comprehensive range of real estate services across advisory, valuation and consulting, transactions (residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, land & capitals), facilities management and project management. For more information, visit

For further information, please contact:

Piyali Dasgupta (Knight Frank India)
+91 9833571204

Rohit Sharma (White Marque Solutions)
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Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennai celebrates its ties with Tamil Nadu on its 109th National Day

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennai in the celebration of 109th double tenth day of ROC (Taiwan) organised a reception at Leela Palace Hotel on 8th October 2020.
The theme of the event is “Recover & Prosper Together: Taiwan can help”. Its purpose is to promote New South Bound Policy, encourage more Taiwanese companies to invest in South India and build up Taiwanese cluster to restructure supply chain in the post-COVID-19 era.

As the global community continues to fight against COVID-19, a review of the past year shows Taiwan to have displayed resilience in containing the pandemic. Thanks to the concerted efforts of government and private sector, the Taiwan Model of employing a
democratic approach to epidemic prevention has successfully contained the spread of COVID-19 with less than 550 confirmed cases and 7 deaths. Taiwan proactively assists to other
countries, showing the world that Taiwan can help and Taiwan is helping.

By the end of August, Taiwan had donated 54.4 million medical masks and other critical supplies to over 8 countries, including India for 1 million high-quality masks. Recognising Taiwan effort, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly stated that Taiwan’s
“openness and generosity in the global battle against COVID-19 is a model for the world”.

During the outbreak of COVID-19, Taiwan has planned ahead and would like to engage with like-minded partners to develop new supply chains based on shared values and also to ensure new supply chains are secure and free from political coercion, which will eventually
reinforce Taiwan New Southbound Policy.

Taiwan ranks number 15 in the global ease of doing business and at the current stage, Taiwan has already deepened its roots of economic cooperation in South India. Especially in Tamil Nadu, Taiwan has more than 20 major companies’ investments, like Foxconn, Delta
Electronics, Feng Tay Group, Grobest Feeds Corporation India Limited, TSMT Technology India, Zhen Ding Tech and others. The investments were estimated more than 1.7 Billion USD, for the productions of smartphones, electronics components, industrial equipment, fishery, textile and footwear, which have hired more than one lakh human resources. Moreover,there is also news disclosing that Pegatron is ready to set up a manufacturing unit in South India

Mr Ben Wang, the Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennal says, “It makes sense to further develop and strengthen the mutually beneficial relationship between Taiwan and India in the post-pandemic era. That is the reason why the theme of our National Day celebration this year is RECOVER AND PROSPER TOGETHER.”

Taiwan and India are natural allies with shared values in many aspects, and both are complementary to each other for further collaborations. Under this background, it is expected that the success of New Southbound Policy and the Economic Cooperation between Taiwan and India are to be continued and flourished.

Taiwan, a towering beacon of democracy, in its 10th anniversary, will continue to shine the light of freedom and democracy across the globe. Taiwan will bolster cooperation with like-minded countries, like India, to jointly recover from COVID-19 pandemic as well as seek prosperity together.

About Taipei Economic and Cultural Center:

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennai represents the interests of Taiwan in the southern states and territories of India, functioning as a de facto consulate in the absence of diplomatic relations. It was established in 2012. It is headed by a Representative, currently Mr Ben Wang

Thirumala Launches Super Milk at Rs 15

Chennai, 1st Oct 2020: Leading dairy brand Thirumala Milk has launched a specially formulated Super Milk at Rs 15 in Tamil Nadu. This milk is aimed to give consumers a superior quality milk at a special price of Rs 15/- for 400ml. The pandemic has affected the majority who are working hard and trying to ensure the daily needs are met. Thirumala Dairy felt the need provide the customers a superior quality milk at an affordable price during this pandemic. Thirumala Dairy hopes this “Super Milk” will support the consumers greatly from a cost perspective without compromising on quality. Consumers now have a high quality milk at an affordable price.
Thirumala Milk assures its customers regular & consistent supply of all its dairy products while reiterating the need to follow necessary guidelines laid down by the Govt during purchasing milk at retail outlets.

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 and Telangana. Today, Thirumala produces dairy products across its state-of-the-art manufacturing plants spread across southern states of India.

‘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





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.