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Indian School of Hospitality showcases Virtual Reality Technology for Hospitality Education and Industry

Indian School of Hospitality showcases Virtual Reality Technology for Hospitality Education and Industry

28th June 2018, Gurugram: Indian School of Hospitality (ISH), is redefining hospitality education and learning and development for the industry through a focus on Virtual Reality technology as a learning and training aid. Along with US based virtual reality developers TRANSFRVRTM, ISH hosted the first ever virtual reality hospitality Learning & Development workshop at the brand-new technology enabled ISH Campus in Gurugram. This path breaking VR workshop displays a completely revolutionary approach to training and learning in an efficient and cost-effective new way.

Prototypes of VR modules for Bartending, Housekeeping and Coffee Making were demonstrated to senior housekeeping, food and beverage, training leaders and General Managers of the industry in a series of workshops held at ISH. The opportunity was to showcase the technologies and the opportunities and then take the feedback from the industry in order to develop comprehensive modules for use in training as well as in education. Participants had the opportunity to experience TRANSFRVR’s proprietary VR technology personally and see the possibilities of the software being tailormade to meet their needs. ISH and TRANSFRVRTM are collaborating to find solutions which can help companies in bolstering employee development and skilling and academic institutions in the field of hospitality management, culinary arts, housekeeping and F&B.

Speaking on the occasion, Founder & CEO, Dilip Puri said, “It is the vision of ISH to bring in new technologies which can enable learning in education as well as Learning and Development for hospitality and allied industries. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to showcase this amazing technology and the opportunities it presents. This marks the beginning of integrating technologies for a better learning experience for both ISH students and companies across industries. I am looking forward to introducing and using VR technology into our own curriculums for all our long and short term programmes. I believe it can give our students a completely revolutionary way of acquiring new skills and knowledge.”

CEO, BharanidharanRajakumar from TRANSFRVR stated that “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Dilip and his exceptional team at ISH to bring our virtual reality hospitality training model to India. We look forward to helping students, employees, managers and companies achieve their professional goals while also supporting the development of India’s rapidly growing hospitality industry.”

ISH is getting ready to open for its first academic intake on 1st August 2018 starting with undergraduate programmes in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. Its brand-new campus is now ready in Sector 83, Gurugram and admissions are on in full swing.

About Indian School of Hospitality (ISH):

The Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) aims to be India’s leading provider of higher education in the areas of international hospitality management, culinary arts, and executive education.

The core academic programmes being offered at ISH are a Four Year Hospitality Management Programme and a Four Year Programme in Culinary Arts. ISH will also offer a wide range of short and long term programmes in culinary and executive education suited for hospitality, tourism and allied industries.

ISH has also entered into a strategic partnership with Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC), a Swiss knowledge development and management advisory company, in preparation for an academic certification by Ecolehôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the world’s oldest and top ranked hospitality management higher education institution worldwide.

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About TransfrVR:

TransfrVR creates customized virtual reality simulations that allow employees or students to train in a virtual version of their place of work. Completely immersed in this environment, employees get virtual on-the-job experience with specific feedback that allows them to learn from their mistakes and develop the confidence and experience of a trained professional before they ever begin their position.

Applicable to a wide range of environments, TRANSFRVRTM apprenticeships can dramatically decrease the time and cost associated with training employees on a new skill or job function. The technology uses learning sciences and data generated from the simulations to deliver a highly customized coaching experience that encourages retention and expedites mastery, ensuring that employees are providing a high level of service and quality to customers.

Sony SAB’s ‘India Ke Mast Kalandar – Atrangi Hain Ye’ starts its registrations

Sony SAB’s ‘India Ke Mast Kalandar – Atrangi Hain Ye’ starts its registrations

A golden opportunity to showcase your quirky talent and make the audience
laugh with your atrangiandaz

Do you possess a unique yet quirky talent that makes people laugh? Then Sony SAB, India’s biggest happiness channel, has the right platform for you as it is all set to roll out the one-of-its-kind variety show India Ke Mast Kalandar – Atrangi Hain Ye. The show aims to provide a stage to individuals across the country to showcase any quirky/atrangi talent they have. The show promises to redefine the general perception of reality shows and make your weekends happier and stress-free.

Sony SAB invites people who have the courage to showcase their atrangi talent with dollops of humour in it. The show is all set to enthral viewers with never-before-seen unusual performances.

So, if you have any special atrangi talent and the nerve to show it off, then make a video in your atrangiandaaz and upload it on or the Sony LIV App and get a chance to be a part of this anokha reality show India Ke Mast Kalandar – Atrangi Hain Ye.


NTPC Observes World Yoga Day

Press Release 21.6.18

NTPC Observes World Yoga Day

NTPC, India’s largest power generating company celebrated World Yoga Day on 21st June 2018 to emphasize on the importance of having a healthy work-life balance. NTPC is committed to promote health awareness and to encourage healthy life practices amongst NTPC employees. Yoga sessions were organized in which employees, family and associates participated in huge number and availed the benefits of doing Yoga Asana and Pranayam. The sessions were designed to help employees keep a check on their lifestyle and give more focus on health & wellness.
Participants were advised to make Yoga an integral part of their lives and showed them various asana that are suitable for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners and administered the yoga pledge.
The employees and other participants were given health tips, morning walks were organised at projects, stations regions and regions to sensitize them about benefits of good health along with neighborhood communities on the importance of Yoga.

Texas Instruments and Ministry of Science and Technology announce India Innovation Challenge Design Contest(IICDC) 2018offering INR 8.2 Crore asStart-up funding,Stipend, Tools and Prizes for Indian Engineering Students

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Texas Instruments and Ministry of Science and Technology announce India Innovation Challenge Design Contest(IICDC) 2018offering INR 8.2 Crore asStart-up funding,Stipend, Tools and Prizes for Indian Engineering Students
– INR 3.5Cr to be allocated asstart-upfunds, INR 3.5Cr as stipend andINR 1.2 Cr worth of toolsand prizes
– Opportunityfor Indian engineering students to earn 15,000+ certificates
– Top ten start-ups will be incubated by NSRCEL at IIMBangalore

India, Bangalore, June 2018: Texas Instruments (TI) today announced the upcoming edition of DST – TI India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC)which opens for registration from June 20, 2018till Aug31,2018. A dedicated TI-IICDC page was launched on MyGov portal byDr. Anita Gupta, Advisor and Associate Head-NSTEDB, Department of Science and Technology, Professor Suresh Bhagavatula Chairperson, NSRCEL, IIMBand Mr. Sanjay Srivastava, Director, Texas Instruments India University Program at IIM Bangalore today. Students can register their innovative ideas and participate in the contest through this link: .The Ministry of Science and Technology (DST)and Texas Instruments extend support tothe qualifying teams with a fund of INR 8.2crore, which marks a significant increase from INR 4.14 crore as compared to the previous editions. This edition also provides the opportunity for the Indian engineering students to earn 15,000+ certificates across various stages of the contest.
DST-TI IICDC, which is in its thirdedition, has undergone a remarkable change to beone amongst the most popular innovation contests forIndian engineering students and colleges. In the 2017 edition, 15,380 engineering students from 965 colleges participated,a 43% growth versus 2016. The uniqueness of this contest lies in the partnerships and collaborations that TI has built to create a complete innovation ecosystem for the participants.
“With the launch ofDST-TIIICDC we plugged a stark gap which existed in the ecosystem for Indian engineering students to venture into entrepreneurship with the right support structure. While all teams aim to win, it is the journey of transforming an idea to realitythat students value the most. Theyalso acquire immense learning,with rewards along the way,being mentored by leading minds from TI including networking with other student engineers, and winning several cash prizes and certificates. Our attempt is to create an immersive ecosystem for innovation that challenges students every step of the way,” says Sanjay Srivastava, Director, TI India University Program.
IIM Bangalore’s NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) will help incubate the winning teams and support them in the launch of their venture.
Professor Suresh Bhagavatula, Chair, NSRCEL at IIMB, said, “The collaboration with TI and DST is an exciting opportunity because we are sure to come across unique entrepreneurial ideas and can help transform these ideas into successful enterprises. At NSRCEL, we are happy to provide mentoring for students who want to address critical problems through their innovations.”
The DST-TI IICDC brings together the best from each partnering organizations. The Ministry of Science and Technology supports the young, aspiring entrepreneurs with funding for their start-ups. MyGov, the government’s online portal reaches out to its fivemillion subscribers for participation. National Informatics Centre provides web infrastructure for submission and evaluation of their start-ups
TI spearheads this massive operation of the contest along with providing technical guidance and mentorship, free TI tools worth up to INR 70Lacs, INR 50Lacs prizes and 15,000+ certificates to the participants.
Sanjay further added, “In the past editions of the contest,manycutting-edge ideashave come fromengineering colleges in Tier II and Tier III cities. This is the magic of IICDC. We’ve unearthed brilliant engineers with high impact, transformative ideas and provided a platform to realise their dreams.”
Dr. Harkesh Kumar Mittal, Advisor, Ministry of Science and Technology, said, “With the vision to promote research and development of cutting edge technologies in the country, we are happy to partner with TI which helps in bringing together the best of the talents to a common platform and help them work on leading edge technologies. This will encourage students to engineer innovative solutions that bring socio-economic changes. We were able to see immense potential in IICDC with the increasing number of students registering every year. Our responsibility grows as partners to extend our support with more unique offerings year-on-year.”
Dr. Arvind Gupta, CEO, MyGov, said, “With its enormous ability to bring more than 6 million citizens to partner with Government, MyGov is excited to partner with DST and TI towards bringing new generation of budding engineers to strengthen the innovation index of our country. It will also help MyGov to play a stellar role in developing, supporting and spreading the digital ecosystem of India and enabling the millennials to lead a new dawn of Digital revolution in the country”.
About Texas Instruments:Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world’s brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping approximately 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at For more information on the global TI university program, visit
About IIMB and NSRCEL:Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) builds leaders and entrepreneurs through holistic, transformative and innovative education. An EQUIS accredit school, IIMB is an acknowledged hub of academic activity in India and globally. The NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at IIMB incubates start-ups and provides free mentoring for budding entrepreneurs. NSRCEL currently incubates 42 start-ups – perhaps the largest number for an incubation center in an academic institution. In 2017-18, NSRCEL conducted over 2300 mentoring sessions and 80 events. Through its rapidly growing open mentoring initiatives, it is conservatively estimated that NSRCEL may have directly impacted in excess of 10,000 entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs or other participants in the ecosystem since it was established in 2000.
For more on IIMB and NSRCEL, go to
About DST:The Department of Science and Technology (DST) set up in 1971 by the Government of India plays a pivotal role in promotion of science & technology in the country. The department has wide ranging activities ranging from promoting high end basic research and development of cutting edge technologies on one hand to service the technological requirements of the common man through development of appropriate skills and technologies on the other. One of the mandates of DST is to support innovations, science and technology based entrepreneurship development and technology business incubation activity through National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board ( The board engages with academic and R&D institutions and also partners with leading industries to promote entrepreneurship across the country.
About MyGov: MyGov is a novel initiative taken by the Government of India to build a crucial partnership between Citizens and Government with the help of technology for materialising the real potential of India. Through this platform, the Government encourages public participation towards Good Governance by seeking ideas, suggestion and creative talent of citizens. MyGov’s focus is to empower citizens to work hand in hand with government to channelize their collective energy into constructive nation building. National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has designed, developed and hosted the MyGov and twenty (20) of its Sub-Domains.

It’s no secret that Vidya Balan is a role model to all women & girls alike.

It’s no secret that Vidya Balan is a role model to all women & girls alike.

Delivering hits after hits at the box office and doing a ‘large’ bit for the society, Vidya has earned her title as a strong and empowered woman.

The gorgeous actress was recently spotted in the city of Pune at the Savvy Women Empowerment Awards 2018 and was glowing with pride as she was felicitated for the empowered woman that she is.

What’s more, apart from gracing the Awards, Vidya also graced the cover of the magazine’s latest issue and unveiled the same at the event amongst applauses galore.

If you haven’t got your copy yet, grab it today to get an insight into Vidya’s life !

Maniesh Paul Wins The SAAF’s Best Host In Asia Award In Hong Kong

Maniesh Paul Wins The SAAF’s Best Host In Asia Award In Hong Kong

Maniesh Paul Scoops The Best Host Award In Asia At SAAF 2018 In Hong Kong

Versatile anchor-turned-Bollywood actor – Maniesh Paul is a dynamite when he takes over as a host and his flair as an emcee for any event is simply unprecedented. The man can effortlessly charm the audience with his affable and witty on-stage presence. And now the super talented host has proved that he is not only the Sultan of stage in India but also Asia.

Maniesh Paul, who has impressed every time he has set foot on-stage, has been recently honoured by the SAAF Awards at the 12th Sarjan Annual Award Function, in the presence of top officials from the Hongkong government.

The multifaceted anchor and actor walked away with the Best Host in Asia award at the SAAF Awards 2018.

Speaking about bagging the award, an excited Maniesh said, “It’s been wonderful winning the award, especially on the international grounds. It feels amazing that your work is appreciated all across Asia and I am grateful to SAAF for honouring me with this award. I feel amazing getting the award for the Best Host in Asia.”

Sarjan Group is a Community Organization in Kowloon, Hong Kong which organises SAAF Awards in collaboration with Hong Kong government annually. This year they were celebrating their 12th year of honouring talents across Asia.

ALTBalaji’s new daily show ‘Dil Hi Toh Hai’ streaming now on the app and website

ALTBalaji’s new daily show ‘Dil Hi Toh Hai’ streaming now on the app and website

ALTBalaji, India’s largest platform for original and exclusive digital content, is now streaming its first ever daily show ‘Dil Hi Toh Hai’. The OTT platform will stream a new episode every Tuesday to Saturday at 10:30PM. By leveraging the digital rights of this show, Balaji Telefilms and ALTBalaji have become game changers in the Indian media and entertainment industry.

Starring TV heartthrob Karan Kundra in the lead, ‘Dil Hi Toh Hai’ is a story about the The Noons – a family with values, traditions, and legacy. The show revolves around Rithwik (Karan Kundra), the eldest son of the family, and how his life is all about work and family, leaving no room for love, especially since he doesn’t believe in it. But will a perfect son always be this perfect? Or will love trap him? Also starring Poonam Dhillon, Bijay Anand, Pooja Banerjee, Akshay Dogra, Sudeepa Singh, Gurpreet Bedi, Yogita Bihani, Nyra Banerjee, and Asmita Sood in pivotal roles, the show has a look and feel that is undoubtedly magnificent.

Commenting on this development, Mr. Manav Sethi – Chief Marketing Officer – ALTBalaji said, “We are front-runners in creating original and exclusive digital content. Over the years, Balaji Telefilms has crafted unique stories for several television networks and recently, we retained the rights of the TV show ‘Dil Hi Toh Hai’. Streaming a daily show on a homegrown OTT platform is one of the many firsts for us. It’s also for the first time, that a content producer has earmarked the intellectual property of a TV show and this marks a major shift in the industry. With this, ALTBalaji aims to drive its expansion in the B2C segment for a promising digital future.”

ALTBalaji has already acquired a leadership position as India’s largest platform for original and exclusive digital shows with more than 15 million viewers from over 90 countries on both mobile and web platforms. The digital platform currently offers 20 original shows in Indian languages across various genres such as romance, mystery, drama, and comedy. The platform also offers entertaining original shows for kids, along with short, hilarious regional stand-up comedy videos in Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, and Telugu.

With a new episode streaming every Tuesday to Saturday at 10:30PM, ‘Dil Hi Toh’ is now streaming on the ALTBalaji app and the website.

Link for streaming now trailer –