Thursday, November 07, 2019

Basics of Ultherapy With Merz Aesthetics

The talk of Hollywood A-listers (Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox are advocates) and International beauty editors from Vogue US, Bazaar, to Marie Clarie, lift that helps us defy gravity – incision-free, is here in India.

For the first time in India Dr. Tatjana Pavicic - Global Ultherapy Trainer & Faculty of Merz Institute of Advance Studies introduced, uniquely customized treatment packages using combination treatment of Botulinum toxin, Fillers and Ultherapy  for fulfilling the need of Indian patients during the DEEPSEE Master Course event at New Delhi organized specially for Ultherapy users in India to aid to their learning on a new Ultherapy treatment protocol and Merz Aesthetics Serendipity Journey (MASJ) treatment packages.

Ultherapy is a collagen boosting treatment and is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin and to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. The treatment is developed by one of the world’s leading aesthetics and neurotoxin companies, Merz Aesthetics which is part of the global Merz Pharma Group.

The event was organised to provide a platform to Indian aesthetic practitioners in skill upgradation through DEEPSEE Courses offered by Merz India for combination treatment with toxin, fillers and micro-focused ultrasound with visualization (MFU-V) offered as unique Merz Portfolio. Welcoming the gathering & setting the tone of the event Mr. Raymond Ong – Regional Commercial Director, Merz Aesthetics said “Till date more than 1.5 million treatments have been accomplished globally with Ultherapy. We’re very happy to see how it has been received, and are inspired to continue providing patients with more ways to have access to Ultherapy as Merz enjoys 111th year of existence in the industry.”, he asserts.

Merz India Country Manager - Manju Garg said, “Since it received US FDA clearance in 2009, Ultherapy has been improving and innovating with its technology, while still maintaining its unparalleled patient safety and efficacy. It is a great addition to the country's beauty and wellness industry. There is great demand for non-invasive procedures, especially for skin lifting. Ultherapy answers that call for people as the procedure is non-invasive, safe and a natural way of stimulating body’s response to aging and it’s for Indians to try their hands on.

The DEEPSEE Master Course event saw multiple theory as well as practical sessions by Global thought leader Dr. Tatjana Pavicic, wherein she broke down this beauty breakthrough and why it’s gained a lot of popularity. “Ultherapy’s patented DeepSee visualization technology is unique as it helps a doctor to reach to the deeper skin layers and treating them without any damage to the outer layers. Other treatments either treat on the surface (e.g. lasers) or do not reach to the all the layers where treatment is required for skin tightening (e.g. radio-frequency). These treatments may also not be US FDA-cleared to lift the skin”, says Dr. Tatjana Pavicic.

Authentic Ultherapy® Clinics in India are the following:

· Bangalore: LE’JEUNE Medspa LLP, Pristine Natural Health And Research Centre, Skin Alive.
· New Delhi: Apollo Hospitals, ISAAC – Wellness, Ishira Skin Clinic, Isya Aesthetics, Lumiere Dermatology, VLCC Health Care Ltd.
·  Gurugram & Dehradun: Kutiz skin care & Laser Clinic, Skin Alive.
·  Mumbai & Pune: Cutis Skin Solution LLP , Dr. Rashmi Shetty’s RA Clinic, Neo Skin and Cosmetic Clinic, SkinLab, The Ageless Clinic, The Esthetic clinic, The SkinInn,  VLCC Health Care Ltd.
·  Chennai: Dr. Hema’s Aesthetic Skin & Hair Clinic.
·  Hyderabad & Vizag: Belle Flasch, Dr. Rashmi Shetty’s Reva Clinic.
·  Chandigarh: Dr. K M Kapoor’s AntiClock – Age Reversal Clinic & Medispa.

Friday, September 28, 2018

RealMe Is #ProudToBeYoung With RealMe 2 Pro...

  • Launched in three variants, 4+64GB at INR 13,990/-; 6+64GB at INR 15,990/- and 8+128GB at INR 17,990/- 
  • Becomes the first phone with 8GB RAM and 90.8% Dewdrop full screen in its price segment 
  • To go on sale exclusively on Flipkart on October 11, 00:00 Hours onwards 

These are some of the USPs for RealMe - a youth-centric smartphone brand's newest flagship launch - Realme 2 Pro - held at Amity University, Noida. 

Available in three trendy colors - Blue Ocean, Black Sea and Ice Lake, RealMe 2 Pro is backed by the brand's philosophy of Max Power, Max Style. 

Speaking at the launch of Realme 2 Pro, Madhav Sheth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India, said, “With our first offering in the mid-range segment, we bring to you Realme 2 Pro, packed with a powerful processor, dewdrop full screen, superlative photography experience and much more, furthering our product philosophy of Power meets Style. We are a 1 million+ brand now in less than 4 months which we have achieved with just two phones in the market. We have entered markets like Indonesia, Vitenam, and entering UAE in November. By early next year, we will be having 10 global markets.” 

Sky Li, Global CEO of Realme, said, "I have been deeply touched by the love and strong support our fans have shown for Realme. We will continue to bring more beautiful designs, high-quality products and exceptional services especially for Indian youth." 

Realme, born from OPPO, now an independent brand targeted at global youth, had recently released its first brand film with a new brand slogan ‘Proud to be Young’, epitomizing the brand and its global positioning. The film emotes and evangelizes the brand proposition of Realme - a brand of the young, by the young and for the young. 

Realme 2 Pro is the first model in its price range that comes with 6.3-inch super-view Dewdrop Full Screen, with the front camera embedded at the top of the screen, where the receiver and various sensors are also harboured. Realme 2 Pro that comes with a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio is similar to holding a conventional 5.5-inch phone with a 16:9 screen. 

Realme 2 Pro back cover is the sectional lamination of 15 atomic layers. Exquisite carving presents the water drop back cover that comes with the sense of profundity, transparency, and high hardness. The back cover features an arc that fits the palm center, and delivers a glass-like sense. Large round corner design for the R-corner and C-corner ensures that your hand does not feel weak and tired despite holding the phone for a long time. Realme 2 Pro offers Black Sea, Blue Ocean and Ice Lake, matching the current fashion trend.

Realme 2 Pro carries Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE processor that features high-performance and low power consumption, Adreno 512 GPU, and Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ sensor hub and HVX, as well as built-in AI engine. All combined guarantees an extremely smooth real AI experience.

Realme 2 Pro is equipped with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM, and supports 256GB microSD card extension. It comes with LPDDR4X four-channel memory, that increases the processing frequency, consumes 40% less power, starts apps faster, and runs multiple apps smoothly. With 128 GB storage users can access 27000 photos or 200+ movies in this phone. 

Realme 2 Pro also offers 4+64/6+64 options. The 3500mAh battery, coupled with AI sleep mode that smartly senses in what circumstances users are using the phone, allows users to use the phone for a whole day with ease, by employing different power saving strategies. The device also supports dual 4G, and dual VoLTE on both the SIM cards can simultaneously and also offers 5GHz in addition to 2.4GHz on WLAN connection.

Realme 2 Pro comes with 16-megapixel rear dual camera, with the primary camera equipped with IMX398 sensor that supports dual-core focusing, F1.7 aperture and 6P lens to capture every wonderful moment. The 6P Lens, is more efficient in gathering light than 5P lens, with more powerful parsing capacity and higher contrast ratio. 

The powerful AI performance builds into Realme 2 Pro such features as multi-frame noise reduction, smart exposure, the "portrait" mode that supports five lighting effects, AI scenario recognition, and AR sticker photographing. These features let users take good and fun photos while allowing them to present their style with ease. 

Selfie, the focus of users Realme 2 Pro comes with 16-megapixel front camera, and F2.0 large aperture that brings more light feed, ensuring more distinctive selfie pictures; Realme 2 Pro presents the brand new AI Shot feature that precisely recognize 296 facial identification points and offers 8 million personalized beautification solutions. The AI learning, intelligently remembers and learns the picture editing habits of the user in the local album, and then applies such habits while taking photos. 

Realme 2 Pro carries Android 8.1-based ColorOS 5.2 AI system that comes with more considerate fundamental features, optimized to facilitate daily use. It is the smoothest system on a phone because of the underlying optimization. ColorOS 5.2 has improved in four main sections: Design, Assistant, Music and Safety.

A number of advanced features have been built in on Realme 2 Pro. Features like Game Space that is designed to guarantee excellent gaming experience; All-round safety protection; Smart driving; AI board; Google Assistant; Smart Scan, and more to let users fully experience the real convenience of AI.

All in all, RealMe is the brand to go for if you wish to own a stylish yet functional smartphone with the best-in-market features. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

BMJ India Completes A Decade!

British Medical Journal (BMJ) India celebrated its 10 years of operations in South Asia on Wednesday, September 12.

On the occasion Mr. Prashant Mishra Managing Director BMJ India & South Asia announced a charity initiative with Smile Foundation under which BMJ and Smile Foundation enter into partnership for conducting health camps in Delhi-NCR through a programme named Smile Health Camp with the objective of providing primary health care services to the underserved women and adolescent girls in our society.

BMJ started out in South Asia with the commencement of its operations in India. Through its numerous educational initiatives, such as Journals from BMJ, including The BMJ, BMJ Learning, BMJ Best Practice, Course in Diabetes, it has always endeavored to provide high quality, evidence-based resources to clinicians in South Asia. This event marks its way of thanking all their partners, customers, stakeholders and collaborators in India over the past decade.

 BMJ has gone all-out to provide the best platforms to delegates in South Asia through its numerous events, such as The BMJ Awards South Asia, Healthcare Improvement Summits and The BMJ Conclave.

With its continuous support and dedication, BMJ has trained nearly 9000 doctors through BMJ Masterclass and received a cumulative of 5000 entries in the BMJ Awards since its launch in 2014. In merely 4 years, the organization has trained 300+ doctors through its courses in Diabetes & CKD.

Feeling extremely proud of his achievements, Mr. Prashant Mishra, Managing Director, BMJ India & South Asia, said “It gives me great pleasure to see BMJ India reach this milestone. We’ve covered a long journey ever since we established the first office for the South Asian region in New Delhi. I can assure all our stakeholders that we will continue to demonstrate our commitment towards creating a healthier world through our evidence-based educational resources: courses, journals, e-learning programs, and CME content.

While sharing his vision and the help extended by BMJ, Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder and Executive Trustee, Smile Foundation said, “India is witnessing a rising demand for immediate medical facilities across urban and rural areas as a major part of the population continues to reside in urban slums or remote and hard-to-reach rural areas, and are also suffering and fighting the worst kind of ailments. In such a scenario a mobile healthcare service delivery system is the most practical mechanism that can deliver immediate relief to the needy. We are thankful to the British Medical Journal for their support in ‘Smile on Wheels’ programme. We are pleased to share with you that our partnership has facilitated the delivery of quality healthcare services to the very doorsteps of the needy, besides promoting healthcare awareness among the underprivileged.”

Sunday, September 09, 2018

95 Charity With Alibaba Philanthropy!

On the UN International Day of Charity in memory of Mother Teresa, the Alibaba Foundation, a private charity fund established by Alibaba Group, jointly with UCWeb (‘UC’), a business within Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, hosted the Global Forum of the XIN Philanthropy Conference 2018. It is the first conference of this kind to be held out of China.

Launched in 2016, the biennial conference is an important representation of Alibaba Group’s commitment to encouraging inclusive, universal and sustainable growth for businesses and communities alike – all for the greater benefit of people. The Global Forum held in Delhi under the theme of ‘Love and Infinity’ advocates for a wide public awareness and actions on Education, Children Protection and Women Empowerment. With global impacts and local insights, Alibaba Group regards India as a major part of its philanthropy roadmap, while UC’s philanthropic mission in India is to bridge the Digital Divide as much as possible.

Hosted by Indian actress and Founder of Col. Shamsher Singh Foundation Gul Panag, the Global Forum of Xin Philanthropy Conference has become a prominent gathering of Indian renowned philanthropists and public welfare advocates.

Popular Hindi film superstar Kangana Ranaut has joined the roundtable to share personal experience being a frontline advocate of women equality; outstanding speakers within the global welfare and business domains includes Robin Raina, the Chairman, CEO & President of Ebix Inc. and founder of the Robin Raina Foundation, Abha Singh, lawyer, social activist and founder of Rann-Samar Foundation, etc.

The current status of women equality and education, innovative solutions with “Internet plus philanthropy” model are discussed, given the trend that internet has brought disruptive change to every aspect of our lives. According to Alibaba’s philosophy of philanthropy, technology can help to lower the barrier for each individual to participate in philanthropy and unleash “The Power of Small” to drive big change for public welfare.

“As the world’s first Internet company that integrates philanthropy into its core strategy,” stated on the occasion by Shunyan Zhu, President of UC, Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, “Alibaba’s philanthropy is without a border. That’s why we take the XIN Philanthropy Conference out of China for the first time, here in India. It shows the importance of India for Alibaba. This is also the first time our Internet plus Philanthropy Model has set its foot on the global path.”

Arunima Sen, Programme Analyst for Governance, UN Women India MCO, Meagan Fallone, CEO of Barefoot College International, Soha Moitra, Regional Director of Child Rights and You, Saurabh Jain, Vice President of Paytm and Head of Paytm Build for India Initiative and Alex Li, Managing Director of Alibaba Cloud India, joined Shunyan to officially kick off the 5th September Philanthropy Week during which different business units of Alibaba Group will have multiple philanthropic programs for public participation on a global scale.

A business within Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, UC has rooted in India for 7 years, amplifying Alibaba’s charitable efforts with the global breadth and Indian depth along with its business influence and brand reputation. With its new mission of Bigger We-Media, Bigger You, UC Browser, a leading content platform with 130 million monthly active users, will work with Indian content creators to build a responsible content ecosystem.

“We will use Internet technology to bridge the inequality gap, and eliminate poverty with knowledge and information,” said Mr. Shunyan Zhu. 

Friday, September 07, 2018

Mind Maze With #ManojBajpayeeAtCinepolis...

Cinépolis, India’s 1st international and the world’s 2nd largest movie theatre circuit by attendance, today organized an exclusive meet and greet session with the two time recipient of National Film Awards superstar Manoj Bajpayee and the Los Angeles-based Director Dipesh Jain at Cinépolis Janak Cinema, Janakpuri in New Delhi.

The visit was aimed to promote the upcoming thriller “Gali Guleiyan” which is going to release on 7th September 2018 across India. Filmmaker Dipesh Jain is making his directorial feature debut with psychological thriller Gali Guleiyan, with some of the biggest names in Indian independent cinema Neeraj Kabi, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, Shahana Goswami, Ashwath Bhatt, Arbaaz Khan and Om Singh.

Movie assimilations in the cinemas have become an imperative aspect to make multiplexes more engaging and interactive, where enthusiastic movie lovers gets the opportunity to experience the real ambience of the film beyond the silver screen and red carpets.

The magnificent Janak Cinema multiplex in Janakpuri has total 4 Screens with 740 seating capacity. The theatre offers an exceptional 3D experience with Real D 3D technology in 2 screens and 100 percent digital projection in all its screens. The flagship F&B offering from Cinépolis - Coffee Tree offers delectable gourmet food that endeavors to provide enhanced cine experience for Delhiites like never before.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Devang Sampat, Director – Strategic Initiatives, Cinépolis India said, “We are honored to have the iconic presence of an International filmmaker, Mr. Dipesh Jain who is making his debut along with the legend Mr. Manoj Bajpayee and joining us for the meet & greet session at one of our most iconic properties in the heart of New Delhi. We at Cinépolis, choose the best possible way to captivate our patrons through various engaging initiatives. We are confident that Gali Guleiyan will be one of the top grossers this year. We are positive that with such events, we will be able to engage with more & more patrons and provide a more evolved entertainment experience.”

Cinépolis currently has a total screen-count of 350 screens and has 59 cinemas across India.  The company has created a strong footprint across 57 Indian cities having a strong presence in major metros: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru. 

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

MediaTek Is An #EverydayGenius...

In an increasingly tech-savvy world, humans are as dependent on technology as technology is on humans for breakthroughs in research in numerous fields of computer science such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and internet of things.

It comes as no surprise then, that an increasing number of people are being exposed globally to the idea of technology becoming a part and parcel of our everyday lives. Without even realizing the fact that our interaction with technology has become an obsession and intrusion for the most part of it, we carry on with our daily grind.

For the layman however, understanding the concept(s) behind even the most intricate technology may seem to be a daunting task and an element of clarity and simplicity is required to accustom the lesser-knowing self to adapt to the ease of newer innovations.

One such initiative to farther the reach of technology facilitated by crystal cut interaction interspersed with informal, yet interesting conversations is MediaTek Technology Diaries by a pioneer in the field of electronics and computer science engineering.

MediaTek is a global fabless semiconductor company that enables 1.5 billion connected devices a year. A market leader in developing innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT products, MediaTek is a driving market force in several key technology areas, including highly power-efficient mobile technologies and advanced multimedia solutions across a broad range of products such as smartphones, tablets, digital televisions, OTT boxes, wearable and automotive solutions.

MediaTek is committed to delivering the latest technologies across a range of products and solutions. From the mobile industry and automobile sector to health, entertainment and next generation wearables, MediaTek has it covered.

The use of technologies like AI, 5G, NB-IoT and the likes across their upcoming and established projects aids MediaTek in providing scalable solutions in fields like distributed computing. With Edge AI and APU (Accelerated Processing Unit), MediaTek's efforts match the brand philosophy that 'This Chip Changes Everything.

According to Kuldeep Malik, Director Corporate Sales, MediaTek India,

“Consumers may not know it, but our chips and technology are an integral part of daily lives. You will find us in 20 percent of homes globally and nearly 1 of every 3 mobile phones is powered by MediaTek. MediaTek chips power next-generation smartphones, tablets, TVs and voice assistants and all kinds of intelligent devices to transform how people interact with each other and the world around them. A new category of devices is driving features and consumer expectations forward with advancements in power, performance, AI, and connectivity. With the Technology Diaries we want to help the less savvy consumers understand and be comfortable using these technologies to their advantage.”

The inaugural session of #MediaTekDiaries consisted of two personal favorites in the technology and entertainment sectors respectively on the panel - ultimate Tech Grand Master Mr. Rajiv Makhni and the country's popular voice behind the mic every morning, RJ Naved.

Forming a bridge between individuals and their environment for meaningful interaction with home appliances through leading connectivity and multimedia technologies fueling a revolution in home entertainment products and home automation through processors and chips powering the next generation of home entertainment devices, MediaTek is a reliable name in their field of work.

While the discussion focused on IoE (Internet of Everything), Neural Networks, and all there was to the omnipresence of technology in our lives,  there were also barriers to the pervasiveness of technology that were highlighted, wherein radio as a medium could help reach most, if not all nooks and corners of the country.

The vision and mission of 'Everyday Genius' was clearly evident at the inaugural Delhi chapter, and MediaTek's Technology Diaries are all set to pan national limits in the subsequent sessions. :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

CaratLane's Heaven On Earth: Noor - E - Kashmir!

CaratLane, without a doubt, is a pioneer in the jewelry industry in India. The brainchild of Mithun Sacheti and Srinivasa Gopalan established ten years back in 2008, CaratLane had a vision to make beautiful jewelry accessible, affordable and forever wearable.

With alluring collections that draw inspiration for ther design from modern roots - that is an amalgam of past and presest - CaratLane has been a one-stop-shop for the jewelry enthusiast in me.

CaratLane's craftsmanship draws from the core concept of empowering the modern-age woman who is a confident lady out there to conquer the world with her dreams. Quite recently, CaratLane joined hands with Tanishq - India’s largest retail jeweler - from the house of Titan, and is now a Tanishq partnership.

Titan Company Limited has strategically invested in CaratLane to work towards a common objective of providing a distinctive shopping experience that fits like a glove with today’s values and lifestyles - enabling CaratLane to grow as India’s 21st-century jewelry brand. 

Known for its signature jewelry-buying experience across all platforms, CaratLane now has over 42 brand stores across the country with the newest one being launched in Indirapuram at Vikas Marg, being store number 12 in Delhi NCR alone.

CaratLane also pioneered a unique Try@Home feature for jewelry buyers in the country, where customers can book an appointment, get their desired jewelry delivered at their doorsteps, and try them at their comfort with no-obligations to buy. Further CaratLane also launched a revolutionary virtual try-on app – the Perfect Look App – which enables jewelry buyers to try multiple pieces without, literally, having to putting them on.

The trinity of Virtual Try On, Perfect Look App, Try@Home functions keeping customer convenience and a hassle-free experience as its focus. Tapping into major metro and mini metro cities, with designs that are set apart from the run-of-the-mill ideologies, CaratLane impresses me with each new collection, and Noor-E-Kashmir, taking the lead from saffron, Pahalgam, Jhelum, and all such entities associated with heaven on Earth, is no exception.

On the occasion of  launch of the new CaratLane store, Founder and CEO Mithun Sacheti had this to say.

“Delhi is one of our key markets as our simplistic yet trendy designs are very well received and loved by the consumers here. This has encouraged us to launch our twelfth store which will help us make modern jewelry even more accessible. Located on East Delhi’s most prominent area Vikas Marg, the Shankar Vihar store will give users easy access to our jewelry including our latest collection ‘Noor-e-Kashmir’ inspired by the mesmerizing colors of the Valley. Like all our other stores, here too we've created a whole new world of precious jewelry - beautifully urbane and edgy designs for everyday wear.”

Designed for a truly omnichannel experience, a visit to any CaratLane store is always a delight.

While my favorites on showcase at the new store were Ornati by ace designer Farah Khan Ali, Aaranya taking on from foliage, Butterfly that captures the essence of a free-spirited woman, Bombay Deco as Mumbai styled the CaratLane way, and Banarasi Brocade and Madhubani for a tribute to our cultural heritage, Noor-E-Kashmir is definitely a worthy addition to the list.

As if the collections were not reason enough for me to love CaratLane, their Flexi Rings, Stackable Rings, and Solitaires already have my heart. 💖

18, Shankar Vihar, Vikas Marg, Delhi - 110092 is the newest and loveliest place for CaratLane to be! 😃