Tourism Australia unveils version 2.0 of the Great Australian Airfare Sale!

Collaborates with eight leading airlines to drive visitation to Australia with airfare deals starting as low as Rs 22,000*

19 May 2017: After a successful round one of the Great Australian Airfare Sale in November 2016, Tourism Australia has unveiled the second chapter of its industry first initiative, Great Australian Airfare Sale 2.0. Launched in partnership with eight leading airlines, the campaign is aimed at bolstering inbound tourism from India to Australia. Leading airline partners such as Air India, Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways have come on-board and are offering potential Indian travellers with top airfare deals to travel to Australia.

A testimony to the success of the phase one of the campaign was the achievement of over 10,200 bookings within a three-week activity period. The next phase of the campaign will kick-off on May 22 and will last till June 11, 2017 and will be launched across digital, social and print media platforms. The advertised fares will be valid for travel until March 2018.

Commenting on the campaign launch, Mr. Nishant Kashikar, Country Manager, India & Gulf, Tourism Australia, said, “Since the beginning we have identified aviation access as the key to the success of a destination. We are immensely proud to be the pioneers in introducing campaigns like “Great Airfare Sale” in the Indian market. The first phase of this campaign presented Indian travellers with a unique opportunity to travel to Australia at unbelievable airfares. We are confident that version 2.0 of the Great Airfare Sale will surpass this set benchmark. The sale allows Indian travellers to secure great deals while providing them sufficient time to plan their holiday well-in advance. We will continue to partner and work closely with our airline partners to accelerate market demand and create more enticing opportunities hereby encouraging Indians to visit Australia”.

Deals offered by the airline partners for the Great Airfare Sale 2.0 are as below:

Airline Return fares, per person, on economy class, starting from: Website
Scoot Rs 22,000* www.flyscoot.com
Air Asia Rs 32,300* www.airasia.com
Malaysia Airlines Rs 45,200* www.malaysiaairlines.com
Qantas Rs 49,600* www.qantas.com
Singapore Airlines Rs 50,000* www.singaporeair.com
Air India Rs 54,000* www.airindia.in
Thai Airways Rs 55,500* www.thaiairways.com
Cathay Pacific Rs 56,050* www.cathaypacific.in

India is currently Australia’s 9th largest inbound tourism market, with over 260,000 visitors spending A$ 1.24 bn as at December 2016. Over the past three years, Tourism Australia has recorded a strong double-digit growth in tourist arrivals, an indicator of the growing preference of tourists to choose Australia as a travel destination.

Visit www.australia.com/airdeals to enjoy unbeatable fares for the most unique holiday.

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Brigade Group leases 3.75L sq. ft. office space to TCS.

India’s leading real estate Developer has signed deal with India’s Largest IT service Provider to lease out the complete office Building in Whitefield, a major technology hub in Bangalore

Bangalore, May 16th, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS), a USD 17 billion IT major and India’s largest IT company has signed a deal for office space in Brigade Bhuwalka Icon, a 3.75 Lakh sq. ft. development strategically located on Whitefield main road. The world class office space will house more than 4,000 IT Professionals and the office is expected to start operations in around 4 months.

According to Mr. M.R. Jaishankar, Chairman and Managing Director, Brigade Enterprises Limited, “Brigade Bhuwalka Icon is another jewel in our crown of quality commercial developments. We are pleased to start a strategic relationship with one of India’s most respected companies- TCS and look forward to growing our business to new heights in the years to come.”

Confirming the development, Vishal Mirchandani CEO – Retail & Commercial, Brigade Group said “Our philosophy of Quality and Customer FIRST is being recognized by our stakeholders and this is another example which we would look to build on and expand our relationship with TCS and other customers in a meaningful manner. We do have a large development plan of around 10 million sft of corporate real estate which provides a great platform to do so.”                                  

Brigade Group is building a large strategic portfolio in corporate real estate developing 10 million sq. ft. in addition to its operating portfolio of 6 million sq. ft. It’s under development projects include a 3.3 million sq. ft. of IT/ ITeS SEZ led Tech Park called Brigade Tech Gardens in Brookefields-Bangalore, World Trade Center (WTC) Chennai which will be the tallest commercial tower in the city apart from other strategic developments. Brigade Group also has licenses to develop World Trade Centers in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi and Trivandrum and include the already operational landmarks – The iconic WTC in Brigade Gateway, Bangalore and WTC Kochi.

It’s existing corporate clients include stellar names such as Amazon, E&Y, KPMG, Capgemini, ABB, Siemens, Standard Chartered Bank, Coca Cola to name a few.

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Solitude and the Human Hive: An Art Extravaganza from May 9-14 2017 at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

Bengaluru May 09 2017: This week, from May 9th to 14th 2017, a soulful artistic extravaganza has unfolded at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in the form of an art exhibition. Titled ‘Solitude Of the Human Hive’ and hosted by Grüne Elefant Art, the exhibition features nine artists and their work for the art lovers of Bengaluru.

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Solitude of the Human Hive is a journey through the complex social structure that serves as our nest, through diverse views interestingly captured by the nine artists. Encompassing the simple experiences of nature and life, the works prompt the viewer to delve deeper into a frozen moment of silence and solace at the intersection of chaotic lives. Each viewer has the opportunity to experience the solitude amidst this buzzing hive. What resonates in the mind, manifests as actions, thus paving the future of individual and social existence.

These varied perspectives will be showcased by artists like Dnyaneshwar Jagadale, Emilie Moreau, Rajendra Dagade, Deepali Sarde, Uma Krishnamoorthy, Girish Udkude, Srividya, Sana Khan and Mark D’Cruz, who have had well received shows in Mumbai, Indore, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Venice and Paris.

Potential and talent are pervasive attributes of every artist, with every work of art bearing testimony to this. Nevertheless, only a fraction of the millions of artists across the world actually achieve the recognition they strive for. The exhibiting gallery, Grüne Elefant Art, was founded on the vision of providing upcoming as well as established artists a platform for showcasing their artwork. In effect, it serves as a nexus between upcoming artists and art connoisseurs, endorsing and championing true artistic talent across the world.

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Grüne’s online gallery, gruneart.com, also participated in the Indian Art Festival in New Delhi last year and has been active across the country, conducting customised workshops and art experiences. The art gallery comprises carefully curated artwork that is representative of some of the finest talent of our time.

To own a piece of art is to ascribe to a lifestyle. For the true art connoisseur, it is an unbridled passion, offering glimpses of one’s unique persona and style. Founder and artist, Mark D’Cruz firmly believes that art is timeless and immortal. “It is our fortune as human beings, to be able to experience and cherish these few moments of immortality”, he says. 

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Celebrity Chef Abhijit Saha recreates mouthwatering recipes from AXN’s hit show Top Chef

Bangalore, Friday, May 5, 2017:

Everybody gets to see delicious food being cooked on TV but no one really gets to taste it.  So to give viewers a first-hand experience of delectable dishes, AXN tied up with Nature’s Basket to recreate recipes from the most loved culinary show Top Chef.

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People in Bangalore were treated to a feast when the celebrated, award winning chef Abhijit Saha conducted a live Cook Up session at the Nature’s Basket outlet. Inspired by AXN’s show Top Chef, where professional chefs compete against each other, he re-created top 3 recipes for the audience to taste – Macrons with Guacamole’, ‘Quinoa Pasta cooked with Zucchini Salsa Verde’ and ‘Grilled Halibut with Chirp seasoning and Mango slop’

Abhijit displayed the simple techniques used to cook some of the finest dishes and encouraged people to try them out at home. People in Pune and Mumbai will also get a chance to try the food from the show Top Chef on May 10th and May 11th respectively in Nature’s Basket outlets.

 

LAHARI.K.B.

Solitude Of the Human Hive: An Art Extravaganza

Bengaluru, May 2, 2017: The ​whole ​week of May 9th to 14th 2017 will see an art extravaganza at the Karnataka ChitrakalaParishath in the form of an art exhibition, ‘Solitude Of the Human Hive’, hosted by GrüneElefant Art. The exhibition will feature nine artists and will bring their work to the art lovers of Bengaluru.

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Solitude of the Human Hive is a journey through the complex social structure that serves as our nest, the diverse views interestingly captured by the nine artists. Encompassing the simple experience of nature and life, the works prompt the viewer to delve deeper into a frozen moment of silence and solace amidst prevailing chaos. Each viewer has the opportunity to experience the solitude amidst this buzzing hive. What thence resonates in the mind eventually manifests as actions, marking the future.

These varied perspectives will brought in by artists like DnyaneshwarJagadale, Emilie Moreau, RajendraDagade, DeepaliSarde, Uma Krishnamoorthy, GirishUdkude, Srividya, Sana Khan and Mark D’Cruz, who have had well received shows in Mumbai, Indore, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Venice and Paris.

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Potential and talent are pervasive attributes of every artist, with work of art bearing testimony to this. Nevertheless, only a fraction of the millions of artists across the world actually achieve the recognition they strive for. The host, GrüneElefant Art, was founded on the vision of providing upcoming as well as established artists a platform for showcasing their artwork. It serves as a nexus between upcoming artists and art connoisseurs, endorsing and championing true artistic talent across the world.

Grüne’s art gallery, which also participated in the Indian Art Festival in New Delhi last year, has been active across the country, conducting customised workshops and art experiences. The online gallery, gruneart.com, comprises carefully curated artwork that is representative of some of the finest talent of our time.

To own a piece of art is to ascribe to a lifestyle. For the true art connoisseur, it is an unbridled passion, offering glimpses of one’s unique persona and style. Founder and artistMark D’Cruz firmly believes that art is timeless, immortal. “It is our fortune as human beings, to be able to experience and cherish these few moments of immortality”, he says.
For more information, log onto gruneart.com

 

LAHARI.K.B.

Philips Lighting inaugurates 9thLightLounge in Bengaluru, India

1st store in India with new Hue Premium Zone concept

  May 3, 2017

Bengaluru, India: Expanding its retail presence in South India, Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today inaugurated its 9thLightLounge in Bengaluru. This is the company’s 65th LightLounge in South India. Philips LightLounges are exclusive showrooms displaying a wide range of home decorative products and systems from Philips Lighting.

Inaugurating the store, Mr. Harshavardhan Chitale, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips Lighting India said“ With its tech-savvy and young urban population, Bengaluru has fast evolved as one of the key markets for our Philips Hue range of connected home lighting systems. We have therefore chosen Bengaluru as the first city to launch our new Hue Premium Zone concept which emulates actual home settings with a Living room, a bedroom and a dining room enabling customers to experience different light recipes to suit different parts of the day.”

 Spread across an area of 1,000 square feet, this latest LightLounge showcases an impressive display of over 600 world-class home decorative lighting products and concepts designed keeping in mind the lighting needs of Indian consumers, home décor trends in the country and the emerging concept of connected ambient lighting. The store extensively features Philips Hue – the world’s smartest web-enabled LED home lighting system with the new Hue Premium Zone concept. By emulating actual home settings of a Living room, bedroom and a dining room, customers can experience first-hand the light settings and recipes to suit different parts of the day.

 Through their live demonstration zones, Philips LightLounges enable customers to get a first-hand experience and choose products that match their individual design tastes and requirements. The company differentiates its offerings through innovation in design, energy efficiency and its global lighting application expertise.

With the launch of the latest Philips LightLounge in Bengaluru, the company now has more than 180 LightLounges in India, in addition to LightSTUDIO’s in the country. This new Philips LightLounge is located at Sachin Light House, #9, 2nd Cross, Kempegowda Road, Bangalore – 560009.

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Jayakarnataka byatarayanapura

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Bengaluru : as part of its organisation ongoing 100 days of celebration , cleanliness campagain jayakarnataka organisation had organized ‘ swachateya kadege Namma nadige ‘ programme in sahakarnagar and byatarayanapura on Sunday , thousands of jayakarnataka volunteers and bbmp corporation workers took part in cleaning up the streets of the twin areas .
Karnataka ministries of agriculture krishnabyre gowdas’s wife meenakshi’s , and jayakarnataka honorable person H.N deepak , R CHANDRAPPA , T. SHRINIVAS MURTHY  , sujatha  SHRINIVAS ,   muniswami gowda , natraju , shobha radhakrishna, byatarayanapura ward president of jayakarnataka D.srinivas .
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And corporator of byatarayanapura ward no.7 p.v . Manjunath been participated in programme egged on the    volunteers an dpaura karmikas addressed the crowd using them to give up plastic usage and preserve  the environment.
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