VODAFONE IDEA LAUNCHES TurboNet 4G IN KARNATAKA.

  • TurboNet 4G is built on the combined strength of the integrated network resulting in better customer experience – increased 4G coverage, greater capacity & turbo speeds
  • Deployment of L900 technology in Bangalore to offer enhanced indoor experience on 4G

Bengaluru, 12th September 2019: Vodafone Idea Ltd., India’s leading telecommunication service provider, today announced the launch of TurboNet 4G in Karnataka where it has successfully integrated the erstwhile Vodafone and Idea networks. With this, Bengaluru has become the first metro in the country to get TurboNet 4G services, in addition to other major cities like Mysuru, Mangaluru, Belagavi, Hubballi & Davangere in Karnataka.

Additionally, to further enhance indoor user experience on 4G, Vodafone Idea Ltd. has deployed the future-fit L900 technology for its customers in Bangalore. This latest deployment enables higher penetration of 4G in indoor areas offering enhanced network experience for customers.

The launch of TurboNet 4G follows the successful consolidation of its radio network integration and the deployment of newer technologies to further boost network capacity and coverage across large parts of the country.

Speaking on the occasion Arvind Nevatia, Circle Business Head – Karnataka, Vodafone idea Ltd. said, “With TurboNet 4G, 14 Mn Vodafone Idea customers in Karnataka will get faster download and upload speeds, better coverage and enhanced user experience while consuming content on their smartphones. While there is already more than 2X times improvement in 4G speeds in many markets, our latest deployment of L900 technology in Bangalore, will further greatly enhance indoor coverage and provide HD quality voice calling and higher data speeds at places where our customers need these services the most. With a strong unified network and rich digital content, we are confident of giving all our customers a superior network experience.”

Mobile users of other networks who wish to switch to Vodafone Idea TurboNet 4G and benefit from our superior network experience can connect by dialling the toll-free number 1800-123-612345.

According to Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea Ltd., “With the integration of two strong networks in many markets, Vodafone Idea is becoming a higher powered, super charged 4G network on the back of larger number of sites, deployment of future fit technologies and greater spectrum allocation. TurboNet truly defines the reinvented 4G network which promises to deliver wider coverage, increased capacity, turbo speeds and superior customer experience. Our unified network is being presented to customers of both brands under a single brand proposition – TurboNet 4G – in all the integrated markets in India. So whether you are a Vodafone or Idea customer, your network is now bigger, stronger and better.”

As per Ookla, the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications, Vodafone and Idea brands are delivering fastest upload and download 4G speeds in many of the integrated markets. More details on www.vodafoneidea.com

With the turbo speeds being offered on both the brands, customers can enjoy live TV shows, latest movies and a variety of original content on Vodafone Play and Idea Movies and TV App. Vodafone Idea has partnered with leading content creators and aggregators like Eros, Sony, Zee5, Hungama Play, T-Series, SunNXT, ShemarooMe, Hoichoi, TV Today, Discovery and many others that provides an array of free premium content to subscribers to enjoy on TurboNet 4G. Additionally, the company has tie ups with leading content providers like Amazon Prime and Netflix for its premium customers.

K.R.BALAJI.

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JustMyRoots.com Launched  India’s first interstate perishable food delivery for consumers.  

JustMyRoots.com is the first Food tech platform in the country that connects people back to their roots through food. Once you are away from home, with Justmyroots.com you can still browse for food that comes directly from your home or home town.

Justmyroots.com is a pioneer in Interstate Perishable Food Delivery. They use a patented packaging solution to keep the food chilled and fresh with no preservatives. With their unique packaging, the food is maintained between 5 to 8 degree Centigrade. With ambitions to become pan India and international player, their service is currently in cities Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Chandigarh. The App ‘justmyroots’ provides some of the best choices and user-friendly menu optimizations which allows easy product selection and their delivery is done with excellent patented packaging, keeping the freshness and aroma intact.

With the help of the justmyroots.com, a mother finds it extremely convenient to keep the bond with her child even after they have left home. Justmyroots.com delivers home-cooked food from a mother’s kitchen to her child in any city or state across India.

Justmyroots also has an option for a call or chat with an expert who can give suggestions when required. Having selected the most celebrated and sought after restaurants in each city justmyroots.com also acts as a guide for ‘foodies’ across India and justmyroots.com assures that if the restaurant is on their site, the consumer can be assured that the food will be worth trying.

Mr. Samiran Sengupta, CEO & Founder, Justmyroots.com says, “With Justmyroots.com you are never away from either your favourite restaurant or your nostalgic dish cooked by your mom, we have perfected the art of interstate perishable food delivery without adding preservatives or freezing the food. We see a big market for Justmyroots.com in the coming months and years ahead. Justmyroots.com is an experience that I recommend is worth trying.”

In this new era, the online food business is emerging and reaching out for new milestones. Many companies have opted for a digital platform to showcase their services. Also, various applications have been developed in order to reach out effectively to the consumers and deliver food at their doorstep. The demand for online food app is increasing, as most of the time, people travel for work or other purposes to different places. This industry is gaining recognition for itself and has enabled many companies to reach out to people world-wide. Online food service is and will continue to be a sustainable and futuristic business due to local and global people movement.

To place an order you can download app ‘Justmyroots’ from Playstore or app store, or reach them on +91 7042059800 and check out their latest deals on https://justmyroots.com/. They could be followed on twitter and facebook, for the best offers from them.

K.R.BALAJI.

Express your personality with Carat Lane’s Dewdrops collection.

CaratLane’s dewdrops jewellery collection has been artistically designed. It is suitable for all the outfits designed for special occasions. Every piece in the collection offers modern designs that showcase the persona of a woman.


The jewellery design is creatively crafted in 18k yellow gold and embellished with stunning colour stones like Blue Topaz that makes this collection more exquisite. You will feel like a modern day princess wearing these precious pieces. This extraordinary collection fits for any occasion and will compliment well with ball gowns, cocktail dresses and much more. Dewdrops also accentuate the classy Indian outfits.


Inspired by the fresh rain, this collection has a wide range of designer pendants to necklaces, bracelets to stackable rings, exotic earrings to studs all set to take you to the dizzying heights of fashion.

Explore the collection at: https://www.caratlane.com/

K.R.BALAJI.

DISTRIBUTED ONE CRORE FIFTY LAKHS RUPEES OF SCHOLARSHIP FOR GIRLS STUDENTS FROM BAZM E NISWAN CHARITABLE TRUST. 

Bengaluru : Bazm e Niswan Charitable Trust is an NGO proud to released it’s annual scholarship program of Rs One Crore Fifty Lakhs today in Bengaluru for 2800 Girls from Pre University to Master Degree Courses.

The Chief Guests for the event are Mrs Isha Panth, IPS, DCP – South East, Bangalore and Mr Harsha Vardhan Umre, IRS, Additional Commissioner, CUSTOMS & GST, Bangalore. Mrs. Husna Ziaulla Sheriff, President, Bazm e Niswan Charitable Trust along with the Chief Guests distributed the Scholarship cheques to the Students.
This is the 45th Annual Scholarship Program of Bazm e Niswan. More than 60,000 girl students have benefited from this scholarship program since 1974. Most of the students who has taken scholarships from Bazm e Nissan have qualified as Doctors, Engineers and most of them are working abroad.

Addressing to the students during the program, Mrs Isha Panth IPS said, “Work hard, concentrate on your studies and dream big. Country needs you. Today Women are playing a vital role in almost all the fields, we have good Lady Drs, Engineers and also in top positions in different fields. Be bold. Wish you all the best for your future studies.” She said.

K.R.BALAJI.

First of its kind collaboration by Apollo Cradle with designer Rina Dhaka to launch exclusive maternity wear line for expectant and new mothers.

The new line uniquely combines functionality with fashion and comfort
India, July 27, 2019: While functionality is core to maternity clothing and fashion is a much enjoyed bonus, any expectant or new mother will vouch that comfort tops the list with the huge bump or the new born in hand! If you are grappling to find the utopic combination of the three, despite the plethora of maternity wear available today, fret no more! In a pioneering and novel initiative Apollo Cradle, the countrys leading maternity care chain, has joined hands with celeb designer, Rina Dhaka to launch an exclusive, custom designed maternity line for expectant and new mothers. The line is designed as a go-to maternity clothing and features everyday essentials in soft, luxurious feeling, sustainable fabric and knits, offering expectant and new mothers a style thats classy, comfortable and effortlessly feminine.

Rina Dhaka for Apollo Cradle features a range of feeding tunics, feeding cathes and jackets, that are not only functional and stylish, but are unique in that they move away from the stretch materials that most maternity clothing come in, to use sustainable, organic and breathable fabric such as the liva yarn, soft cottons, linen and khadi, providing young mothers the much needed day-long comfort during this phase, without having to compromise on looking chic and trendy. They also move away from modern, contemporary fashion and prints to feature a classic style, with features like hand tacking, embroidery, kimono sleeves, cowl necks and belting in classy, vintage hues such as creams, baby pink and black & white!
Speaking on new maternity line, Rina Dhaka says, I have always wanted to design a maternity wear line. Not only did I myself grapple with finding good clothes as a young mother 20 years back but over the years, despite the growing range of maternity clothing available in the market, I have seen young mothers still unable to find a ready-to-wear range that they can easily slip into and be comfortable in all day long. I am glad I am finally doing this in collaboration with a reputed maternity care brand like Apollo Cradle because it just meant that they understood what todays mothers really need and provided me the space to design and put together what I have always had in mind, without trying to ape current fashion trends, prints, fabrics, etc. This line promises to be a must have in every expectant or new mothers wardrobe

Anubhav Prashant, COO, Apollo Cradle and Apollo Fertility, adds, From interacting and engaging with thousands of young mothers over the years, we knew how important maternity clothing is to them and being a holistic maternity care provider, we just saw an opportunity to provide fashion and clothing that feels and fits great. We found an apt partner in Rina and her sensibilities towards what this target segment really required, vis a vis what is readily available. In addition to the maternity clothing, Rina has also designed maternity hospital gowns and our care-takers uniforms, giving us a makeover, that projects and conveys our commitment to comfortable maternity experiences. I thank her for putting together such a wonderful collection in a short span and being here today to unveil it on this important occasion”
The new maternity line is available at all Apollo Cradle centers across cities, at present and will soon be launched online & on a mobile app.
About Apollo Cradle:

Apollo Cradle, Indias leading healthcare destination for women and children, is driven by the aim to provide the highest standards of care for every patient, every mother, every baby and every child. The Apollo Groups legacy of over 36 years of clinical excellence runs through every aspect of Apollo Cradle. The strong belief in the better the care, the safer the patients has stood the hospital in good stead over the years. And the facts speak for themselves the one year and five year safety records are exemplary to say the least. In 36 years, over 1,50,000+ babies were delivered, and each mother and baby is unique to us.

About Rina Dhaka:
Rina Dhaka is among Indias leading fashion designers, who made a promising entry in the Indian fashion scene around late eighties, and from there on she became the most creative and dynamic fashion designer India has ever witnessed. She is known for her innovative textile skills in Indian wear and her international sensibilities for western outfits. Today she is referred as the Gaultier of east by BBC, perfectly apt for her innovative and in depth research based collections.
Few of her accomplishments include:
She is a recipient of Yuva Ratan Award.
She has won the Best Designer award at the Miami Fashion Week

She represented India at the India promotions at the Galeries Lafayette in Paris and Interstoff in Germany.
Her designs are adorned not just in India but also by global faces internationally like Naomi Campbell, Tom Kinson, Uma Thurman, Tara Palmer etc….
Today she retails from top design labels across the world like Anthropology, USA (stock her in their 175 stores), Indomix USA, Lodenfrey Munich, Fine Rhine Hong Kong, Sanskrit Hong Kong and in over 20 boutiques within India and the rest of the world.
She also retails exclusively from her stand-alone retail outlet in DLF Emporio, New Delhi.

K.R.BALAJI.

Be Q-rious! Diversity job portal Equiv.in unveils maiden initiative to promote inclusiveness of the LGBTQIA community at the workplace.

Bengaluru, July 20, 2019: India’s leading diversity job portal Equiv.in launched “Q-rious”, the first-of-its-kind networking initiative that will bring together corporates and the LQBTQIA community to collaboratively evolve policies that can promote inclusiveness of the community at the workplace. The initiative was unveiled on Saturday in the city at the eighth edition of the Women Changemakers Career Fair and Confluence, a job fair for women organized by Stockroom.io, the parent company of Equiv.in. Stockroom.io is an HR tech start-up that aims to become the primary and biggest platform for companies to hire curated, skill-based talent at scale.

With an ambition to have a pan-India impact, starting early 2020, Equiv.in will host ‘Q-rious’ sessions at six cities across India – Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune and Chennai. In the no-fee entry programme, Equiv.in will facilitate members of the LGBTQIA community and representatives of some of the biggest corporate brands to hold informal discussions that will enable both parties to understand each other’s hiring and employment needs and challenges in an open and honest manner. A vast range of issues, from workplace discrimination to talent development and reskilling is expected to be addressed in these free-wheeling discussions, with the ultimate aim of co-creating meaningful and actionable hiring policies.

Commenting on the launch of Q-rious, Naren Krishna, Founder and CEO, Stockroom.io and Equiv.in, said, “Diversity is a nascent market in India, where HR departments are still focused on improving the gender ratio within their companies. However, this leaves out a significant section of the available talent pool, comprising of highly skilled individuals in other hiring cohorts, like the LGBTQIA community. The barriers of entry for this community are often cultural ones, but repeated exclusion due to discrimination can lead to employable LGBTQIA members being unaware about the changing skill demands of the increasingly specialized and competitive job market. With Q-Rious, we seek to build a forum for dialogue between corporates and the LGBTQIA community to break down barriers and evolve hiring strategies that will benefit both parties.”

Q-rious is modelled after the start-up’s highly successful Women Changemakers Career Fair and Confluence, where women-centric focused discussions and networking opportunities have drawn thousands of female job aspirants across varied levels of experience, many of whom eventually landed in their dream careers. This year, the eight edition of the event saw participation from over 1200 women who leveraged networking and knowledge sharing opportunities presented by prominent corporate brands including Genpact, McKinsey, Maersk,Dell, Thoughtworks, American Express, Shell, Coca Cola, Shell, Standard Chartered, Mphasis, Paysafe, Akamai and Apus.

“It is really great to see such large number of women participating in Career Fairs such as Women Changemakers. These platforms are enabling women who are ready to start their career or are looking to restart their journey in the professional world. At Dell Technologies, we provide flexibility for all genders and encourage our team members to keep themselves abreast of the latest technologies and be upskilled.

We are also focused and committed to provide the ecosystem with ample opportunities. Our recent VMinclusion program ‘Taara’, is one such initiative for women who want to upskill themselves and return to work. It encourages women to join back the workforce by providing them with free technical education to become VMware certified professionals. The training and certification is free of cost. With rapid pace of technology evolution and transformation, every woman needs to realise that it is essential to evolve, and we are happy to act as a catalyst to that journey.” said Sujatha Idiculla, Senior Director – Dell Digital, Dell Technologies


Other highlights of the event included a moving talk by Paralympic medal winner Hitesh R who discussed his battle with cerebral palsy, a storytelling session on gender equality by Ankita Mehra & Shakti Iyer Singh. Participants were also treated to a speaking session by Bollywood actor and motivational speaker Ashish Vidyarthi.

K.R.BALAJI.

Streax Professional reinvents vintage styles with its latest launch ‘Retro Remix’ at its mega hair show ‘Hair & Beyond’   Actress Pranitha Subhash lights up the ramp, while International celebrity stylist Yolly Ten Koppel shares valuable tips.

Bengaluru, July 20, 2019: Retro-inspired trends are back again to reinvent contemporary fashion in 2019. Leading the way is Streax Professional, the premium product range for hair care, colour and style, specially crafted for salon professionals and technicians, which today showcased Retro Remix, its new collection of vintage styles, reimagined for present-day fashionistas. The collection was launched in Bengaluru at the 2019 edition of its mega hair show “Hair & Beyond”. Using products such as Argan Secrets hair colour, CanvoLine straightening cream, and the Hold & Play styling range, Retro Remix mixes brunette, gold and copper blonde, and brown shades to create a range of sophisticated retro styles for Indian women.

Announcing the launch of its new collection, Mrs. Rochelle Chhabra, Professional Division Head, Hygienic Research Institute said, “Streax Professional is proud to present this new vintage range, inspired by ultra-glamorous 70s hairstyles created for style icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn in the West, and Zeenat Aman and Hema Malini in the East. Our collection, which highlights the brown palette, has been specially designed for the fashion-conscious Indian woman. It combines old world charm with contemporary freshness, making Retro Remix a perfect fusion of the old and the new.

Actress Pranitha Subhash, who was the showstopper, did her part in turning up the glamour quotient when she walked the ramp at the event. She made heads turn in her retro chic hairdo accompanied by other models who looked their classic best. The event showcased an array of hairstyles including the romantic amber retro chignon, bouffant fudge sleek, the dark chocolate precision bob, undone beige messy ponytail, gypsy tangerine blonde heart shaped braid, all created using the perfect blend of the collection’s range of products.

International celebrity hair stylist Yolly Ten Koppel, also known as ‘Queen of Hair’, who was hosting the training sessions at the event said, “I am delighted to participate in Streax Professional’s mega hair show. Besides the high profile launches that it showcases, “Hair & Beyond” provides India’s hair technicians with a unique opportunity to receive new insights and learning about hairstyling, helping them emerge as true experts of their craft.

Yolly Ten Koppel joined Agnes Chen, Technical Head of Streax Professional to lead the training sessions at Hair & Beyond 2019—sharing styling tips, haircut tutorials, and colouring techniques with the audience.

Streax Professional continues its endeavor to educate and train hair professionals through ‘Hair & Beyond’, making international standards and global techniques accessible to Indian professionals. The brand has already conducted a Hair & Beyond 2019 Seminar in New Delhi, Kolkata, Kathmandu, Mumbai, Chennai, Dehradun, Jammu, Ahmedabad and Vijayawada. After Bengaluru, Retro Remix will also be showcased in Jaipur and Faridabad.

K.R.BALAJI.