Eco Friendly Ganesha was used in DS-MAX for supporting our environment.






In the presence of Chairman and founder of DS-MAX PROPERTIES Dr. K.V Satish and Director S.P Dayanand have inaugurated and celebrated this Ganesh Chaturthi.










In this event famous artist Mr. Mimicry Dayanand was also present and entertained the audience


K.S.Shanmukharadhya Principa,Chief Guest-Pratima Amonkar..N Gayatri Vice Principal & MIC student associate

Bangalore, Wednesday, 27th August, 2014: The students of Computer Science Engineering, Information Science Engineering, and Masters in Computer Application had a reason to rejoice this Wednesday at M V Jayaraman College of Engineering in Whitefield. The ecstatic students were witnesses to the unveiling of the Microsoft Innovation Centre at their college premises. Ms. Pratima Amonkar, the Senior Director for Strategic Audience Marketing in Microsoft, was the Chief Guest for the inauguration. Presiding the gathering, Principal of MVJCE, Dr. K.S. Shanmukharadhya spoke about the various Microsoft Programmes and advantages to the students due to their collaboration with the college.

In a stimulating address, the Chief Guest Ms. Amonkar highlighted the power of technology, and the broader aspect of the term ‘device’. She emphasized the concept of ‘Innovation’ extensively. She also shared some of the success stories and accomplishments of young innovators and motivated the gathering of budding techies. Subsequently, she briefed about Microsoft Innovation Centre, its benefits and opportunities that it provides thus persuading the students to utilise it to the highest potential.

Pratima Amonkar later gave away certificates to the students who had participated in ‘Appathon – 2014’, held in April this year at the college. The participants were congratulated for their great efforts in developing apps for the competition. The moment of pride for MVJ College of Engineering came when the MoU for Microsoft Innovation Centre was signed and handed over to the College, amidst tumultuous applause at the M.V. Jayaraman Auditorium, in the premises. As the Chief Guest formally inaugurated the Centre of Excellence – MIC Lab, also present were the Principal, Vice Principal, Heads of Departments of ISE, CSE, and MCA, Core team of Microsoft, Microsoft Student Partners, and the Microsoft Student Associates of MVJCE.

Nearly 10,000 prospective home buyers throng CREDAI Realty Expo at Park Plaza, Marathahalli

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Bangalore, August 25, 2014: Nearly 10,000 prospective home-buyers thronged CREDAI Realty Expo held at Hotel Park Plaza, Marathahalli, on 23rd and 24th of August 2014  in Bangalore.

CREDAI Realty Expo, which had 49 Developers and 6 Financial Institutions participating, was inaugurated by Mr K.K. Malpani, Founder-President, CREDAI Bengaluru, and Mr Ashwini Mehra, Deputy Managing Director, State Bank of India, on Saturday. Other dignitaries present were Mr R. Nagaraj, President, CREDAI Karnataka, Mr Suresh Hari, Secretary, CREDAI Bengaluru, Mr Anil Nayak, CEO, CREDAI Bengaluru.

Speaking on the exhibition Mr. R Nagaraj, President, CREDAI Karnataka said, “The cost of construction has now gone up by 30-40%. Cement prices are also high. But we are keeping the prices same only at this expo. After September there is a possibility of an increase in apartment prices. It is overwhelming to see the kind of support we have seen from people in this expo.”

Pointing out at the positive response from prospective home-buyers, Mr Anil Nayak, CEO, CREDAI Bengaluru, said, “Our Strategy of taking our Realty Exhibitions in different parts of city has been very successful. We are in region of Marthahalli-Sarjapur Road  once again and we are happy to have this response of more than 9000 prospective home buyers .”

Mr. Suresh Hari, Secretary CREDAI Bengaluru said “ Realty Expo of CREDAI has been looked at with great respect by the Home Buyers as it consists of only CREDAI members and well reputed Developers. This large number of visiting home buyers shows that the market has good strength and Bangalore Realty Market is in demand”.

The exhibition had some of the top names in the real estate industry participating and providing consumers with some great choice along with the list of the projects of the participating developers being provided by CREDAI with elaborate details..


Magma Fincorp aims to grow 25% in Karnataka

Jpg -  Mr. Dhrubashish Bhattacharya, Vice President & National Sales Head - Tractor Finance, Magma Fincorp Limited

Bangalore, 26 August 2014: Magma Fincorp Limited, a leading NBFC announced its growth plan for Karnataka today. The Kolkata based company, which has already established itself as a leading asset finance player in Karnataka is targeting 25% growth in the state in FY 15 and will focus on Tractor Loans, SME Loans and Suvidha (Used vehicle Loans) to deliver the numbers.

Addressing the media, Mr. Dhrubashish Bhattacharya, Vice President & National Sales Head – Tractor Finance, Magma Fincorp Limited said, “We will bank on Tractor Loans, SME Loans and Suvidha to drive our numbers in Karnataka this year. We enjoy deep presence and existing customer relationships in the state. Our focus on Auto Loans which has been our mainstay in the state so far will also continue and we are confident that our renewed focus on rural and semi-rural markets will come useful.

Over the past months, we have been able to build a strong team to deliver the numbers in Tractor, Mortgage and Suvidha and expect to grow at a faster rate in each of the products. Magma disbursed Rs 422 crore in Karnataka in FY 14.

Magma has 12 branches in Karnataka in Bangalore, Davengere, Hospet, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Gulbarga and Sindhanur and employs more than 400 people in the state. The company has a ‘live’ customer base of around 20,000 customers in Karnataka.

Unaudited Q1 FY 15 result: Magma posted a healthy 33% growth in disbursements to Rs 2398 crore in Q1 of FY15 ended 30 June 2014. The Company has been consciously growing the Mortgage / Tractor and SME businesses with a view to improve the yields while at the same time maintain a robust portfolio quality. Profit After Tax recorded for the quarter was Rs 45.77 crore. 

Pan-India, the company has a network of 275 branches. Nearly 80% of its branches are located in rural/semi-rural areas, ensuring proximity to customers.

Over the years, Magma has made substantial investments in People / Process and Technology focused at customer centricity and increased reach in the rural and semi rural markets.


ETV Kannada turns 60 seconds into a “SUPER – MINUTE”

Launches a high decibel property boasting celebrity contestants, hosted by Southern Star – Ganesh

Ganesh At Super Minute Launch


The show premiers on August 30th, 2014 and will air every Saturday – Sunday at 9pm

 Bangalore: Known for bringing in big ticket, international format shows that are customized to appeal to the Kannadiga in you – ETV Kannada will now be launching ‘Super Minute’ on August 30, 2014. To be hosted by the Southern heartthrob Ganesh, who will be staging his comeback to television, the show is an adaptation of the internationally acclaimed show ‘Minute to Win It’ but with a twist. Bringing you a step closer to your beloved stars, ‘Super Minute’ will feature well known faces from different walks of life as contestants.

Talking about the launch of this property, Parameshwar Gundhkal – Programming Head, ETV Kannada said, “Super Minute is a continuation of ETV Kannada’s journey to provide enriching and innovative content to our loyal viewer base. Whether it is adaptations of existent formats or home grown formats, nonfiction as a genre has given ETV Kannada a legacy that we would like to revisit with Super Minute; while hoping to repeat this glorious history again.”

Making his way back into the hearts of millions of his fans through their television screens, Ganesh said, “The USP of Super Minute is high octane entertainment that will be created by celebrities who are challenged to perform one minute games that are not just regaling but hold a certain level of difficulty as well. ETV Kannada was the perfect platform for my return to television and I’m very delighted to be hosting Super Minute.”

Parameshwar Gundhkal, Programming Head, Etv Kannada, Ganesh & Kavya At Super Minute Launch 2

Super Minute – The Format:The game follows a HEAD V/S HEAD format where two celebrities play against each other and perform one minute challenges that could get them to the next level. The contestant is presented with the blueprint for the first game (level). He/she must successfully complete a game within 60 seconds to win the first level and advance to the next level. If the contestant can complete the final game that is the 10th level, the contestant will earn 1 Million Rupees. However, the difficulty of the levels progressively increase throughout the show. If the time expires or the conditions of the game cannot be fulfilled, the contestant loses a “life”. If a contestant loses all three of their “lives”, the game ends and the contestant’s winnings drop to the previous milestone passed.

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Paying a Tribute to the King of Pop

MJ Dance Moves near Debenhams

Dubbed as the “King of Pop”, singer-songwriter Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958. Jackson went on to become one of the most internationally famous award-winning solo pop sensations to date. On his birth anniversary, Orion Mall is paying a tribute to the King of Pop. ‘Forever Jackson’ is a weeklong dedication to Michael Jackson (MJ) and his contribution to pop music and pop culture. MJ fans all over the city can be enthralled with various engaging activities such as the gallery encapsulating the Life of Michael. Fans can also capture memories with various photo-ops related to MJ.

Adding colour to the tribute are the displays of the replica of MJ’s signature accessories and the silhouettes of his popular dance moves. Be it the moon walk, the circle slide, the spin or the hip thrust, these poses are all captured at the Mall’s Debenham atrium.

Throughout the eight-day event, the customers can groove to popular MJ tracks that will be played at the mall. A huge LED screen at the atrium will play music videos of the star for the audiences to revel in. MJ is, undoubtedly, one of the biggest stars the world has ever seen and his contribution to the world of music will go down history and it was just befitting for Orion to pay a tribute to the King.

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Forever Jackson elements at the mall

Entrance: Two huge installations of MJ welcome customers at both the entrances of the Orion Mall.

‘Life of Michael’ gallery: A gallery that showcases the entire life of MJ. Photos from his childhood, teenage and adult years, his achievements and those with other known celebrities adorn the gallery. Also on display are his famous album covers for his fans to commemorate his contribution.

MJ’s Signature Accessories:  Largerthan-life display of the replica of MJ’s signature accessories – His hat and glove.

Graffiti Wall: Fans get to pay a tribute to the King of Pop on the biggest graffiti wall.

Themed flash mobs: Every hour a group of Dancers will surprise the customers at the mall by grooving to a medley of popular MJ tracks. They will also be seen sporting his famous costumes and hat.


Launch of the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 26th and 27th August, 2014 at Ranga Shankara Theatre


The next edition of Attakkalari India Biennial (AIB),  South Asia’s largest international contemporary dance festival, will be held in venues across Bangalore from  6 to 15 February, 2015 and will aim at animating the city.

Programmed around the theme ‘Dance Connect’,  Attakkalari India Biennia 2015 is organised by the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (ACMA) to foster new connections in producing, presenting and receiving contemporary dance locally as well as globally. True to the theme of the next Biennial – “Dance Connect” – Attakkalari has devised a series of activities to connect individuals, communities, localities and organizations right across Bangalore and indeed throughout India and internationally. Biennial 2015 will be officially launched on 26th and 27th August with an exciting performance by the Attakkalari Repertory at Ranga Shankara Theatre, JP Nagar.

The launch event will be attended by artists, friends, supporters and partners from the Media, Corporate, Educational, Cultural, Diplomatic, Government and Non-Government sectors.

Over the 6 editions so far, the Attakkalari India Biennial has emerged as a unique, vibrant and most important platform for contemporary movement arts in the South Asia region,  stimulating many artists and organisations to launch their own initiatives. (Please visit www.attakkalaribiennial.org for details about the 2013 Festival). Bringing more than two hundred  artists from twenty odd countries to Bangalore, the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 has evolved as South Asia’s largest international contemporary dance festival.  

Mr Jayachandran Palazhy, Artistic Director of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, says “Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 will mark the coming of age of contemporary dance practices in India,  and will open up new avenues for dance artists and audiences alike. Fresh ideas in training and skills development, experimentations and collaborative approaches in creation of new dance works, innovations in presentation, openness blended with constructive critiquing in the reception of performances etc., will be the hallmark of the coming Biennial. The citizens of Bangalore will connect with the Biennial and embrace it with their own initiatives to make dance part of their living in the city, wherever they reside, study or work. Venue: Rangashankara, JP Nagar, Bangalore

Dates: August 26th and 27th, 2014

Time: 7.30 PM

Tickets at Rs 200 are available on http://www.bookmyshow.com and at the venue.

For more information: 080 2212 3684 or 4148 3534 | www.attakkalari.org

Prospective home buyers throng CREDAI Realty Expo on the first day at Hotel Park Plaza, Marathhalli

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Bangalore, August 23, 2014: Thousands of prospective home buyers thronged CREDAI Realty Expo held at Hotel Park Plaza, Marathhalli here today.

CREDAI Realty Expo which has 49 builders and 6 financial institutions participating was inaugurated by Mr. K.K  Malpani, Founder President, CREDAI Bengaluru and Mr.Ashwini Mehra, Deputy Managing Director, State Bank of India today. Other dignitaries present were Mr.R Nagaraj, President, CREDAI Karnataka, Mr.Suresh Hari, Secretary, CREDAI Bengaluru, Mr. Anil Nayak, CEO, CREDAI Bengaluru.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. K. K. Malpani, Founder President, CREDAI Bengaluru said, “There has been a great support for our expos from developers, financial institutions and public as well. Because of this CREDAI Bangalore is doing well. CREDAI is thankful to all the developers for participating in this expo”.

Speaking on the exhibition Mr. R Nagaraj, President, CREDAI Karnataka said, “The cost of construction has now gone up by 30%-40%. Cement prices are also high. But we are keeping the prices same only at this expo. After September there is a possibility of an increase in apartment prices. So we urge customers to make use of this expo since many projects having budget homes are exhibited in this expo.”.

Speaking about the Expo Mr.Ashwini Mehra, Deputy Managing Director, State Bank of India said “We have a close relationship with CREDAI. CREDAI means credibility. So we are associated with them. SBI is the largest contributor for home loans in Bangalore. We bring value to customers through our products. Together with CREDAI we will make this expo a success”.

The exhibition has some of the top names in the real estate industry participating and providing consumers with some great choice along with the list of the  projects of the participating developers.

CREDAI Realty Expo will conclude on Sunday, 24th August 2014 at 8 pm at Hotel Park Plaza, Marathhalli.

For more details please call 99645 92255 or visit us on www.credaibengaluru.com.

— More than 400 schools and colleges from across Karnataka – Bangalore, Mangalore and Hubli zones – took part in the Tenth Edition of Verbattle —


Bangalore, Friday, August 22, 2014: The State-wide final Face-Off round of the 10th edition of Verbattle Senior, Junior, and Beginner debate competitions culminated today marking the victory of the best teams from each category. Verbattle Senior and Verbattle Junior Face-Off rounds were held today in the Kuvempu Kalakshetra, VV Puram, Bangalore, brimming with an enthusiastic audience of school and college students, along with parents and teachers. After the Verbattle Junior Confrontation round, the 9 semi-finalists were filtered, thus sending three teams forward to the final Face-Off rounds, after three sets of tough debating. The three finalists were Delhi Public School (North) of Bangalore, Little Rock Indian School of Udupi, and The Yenepoya School, Managlore. Delhi Public School (North) of Bangalore was declared as victors, after a taxing contest. Prior to that, the Verbattle Senior Face-off took place in which the three finalists were Vidyashilp Academy of Bangalore, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management of Mangalore, and Mount Carmel College of Bangalore. After a heated and fast-paced session of debate, the competition saw Vidyashilp Academy of Bangalore emerging first.

The Verbattle Junior Face-off, for school students in the 12-16 years age group, adjudged the team of Naomi Almeida and Aditi Ramakrishnan, Delhi Public School (North) of Bangalore, as champions. They were given a tough opposition by Little Rock Indian School of Udupi and The Yenepoya School of Mangalore, who were pronounced the runners-up. The debates were refereed by the founder of Verbattle, Deepak Thimaya.  The atmosphere in Kuvempu Kalakshetra was a nail-biting one, thanks to the articulate participants, cheering students, teachers and parents.


The Face-Off round for the Verbattle Senior category in the 16-24 years age group was also held today, August 22nd, at the same venue. There was a raging competition amidst the three finalists. The team comprising of Avanthika Anand and Aarushi Mohan of Vidyashilp Academy beat the teams of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangalore, and Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, thus clinching the top spot.

The statements for Face-off in the Junior category included, “Girls are an asset and not a liability”; “Life is worth living”; and “What boys are today, will decide what they will be as men”. Likewise, for the Seniors Face-off, statements were, “Prohibition of alcohol is a bad move by the State Governments in India”; “Girls are not to be blamed for rape”; and “Feminism is still relevant”. The participants themselves came up with one topic each, and had to prepare all three topics on the spot, thus making the contest even more challenging.

The prizes and trophies were presented to the champions by Sri B.N.S Reddy, IPS, the Director (Security & Vigilance) of KSRTC, and Dr. M. Gautham Machaiah, Journalist and Corporate Professional. Deepak Thimaya, initiator of Verbattle Foundation, was also present. Victorious teams were rewarded with a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh in the Verbattle Junior Category and the runners-up teams won Rs. 10,000/- each.  The Senior Category champions were awarded with Rs. 50,000 and the runners-up teams received Rs. 5,000/- each. The winning team of The Yenepoya School of Mangalore, from the Beginner level Face-off, which was conducted a few weeks earlier, received Rs. 30,000/- and the two runners-up teams received Rs. 5,000/- each.

Unlike the Seniors, the Verbattle Juniors category also had a mentor round which required the mentor of a team to target a question pertaining to the statement to the other teams. The Face-off debates were evaluated by distinguished personalities such as B.N.S Reddy, IPS Officer and Director of Security and Vigilance for KSRTC, Corporate Professional and media personality Dr. M. Gautham Machaiah, and Vinayaka Ramakrishna, CEO of the TV House Network, Bangalore.

The elated winners of the Verbattle Junior Face-Off, Aditi Ramakrishnan and Naomi Almeida of DPS (North) Bangalore, shared their views after receiving their prizes. “I am too ecstatic right now to say anything. Verbattle is a wonderful forum for students to learn and compete at the same time”, said a beaming Naomi. “Verbattle is a platform where we get to see even the quieter people express themselves”, added Aditi. They also admitted that they were terrified of the competition from the other teams, especially The Yenepoya School. A euphoric Vidyashilp Academy team of Bangalore were pleasantly surprised that they won, as they were the youngest amongst the Senior Face-off competitors. Aarushi Mohan said that the competition was stiff for them from the other two teams. Avanthika Anand said, “We are here for the first time in the Senior Category and it feels great to have won. I saw a very high quality of debate by everyone in the entire contest”.

Here is a list f the winners and finalists in the Face-Off of Verbattle 2014, held on Friday, August 22, 2014, at Kuvempu Kalakshetra, VV Puram, Bangalore.