Kalpataru Avana lauched in Parel

Jan 24, 2018

A world of indulgence and privilege, Kalpataru Avana is designed to create a living experience the likes of which you’ll rarely see. Nothing less than what you’d expect from a place meant for the crème de la crème of the city. Everything about the residences at Kalpataru Avana exudes opulence. A grand entrance welcomes you into the massive apartments. Large magnificent living and dining rooms offer the perfect setting for soirees that are the talk of the town. The apartments here treat you to panoramic views of the Eastern seaboard and cityscape that you can enjoy from the sprawling sundecks/balconies. With only two residences per floor in each wing and five elevators to a wing, it’s only a matter of seconds before you reach home and soak in all it has to offer. At the heart of Kalpataru Avana is a design that creates a feeling of immense space. The East-West layout of the apartment lets ample natural light in and ensures optimum ventilation. The 12’10”* floor-to-floor height makes for grand living spaces. Moreover, the sprawling amenities and their well-thought-through layout only enhance the sense of grandeur. Then, there are the little touches which you’ll find plenty here. The swimming pool, for instance, is temperature-controlled, so you can enjoy a dip even when there’s a nip in the air. Whether you’re relaxing at home or indulging in one of the many leisure choices here, the amount of thought that has gone into every detail will elevate every day by several notches. You know you’ve arrived when you find yourself raising a toast far above everyone else. Enjoy the dramatic views of the cityscape from the party hall on the terrace. There is a well-equipped rooftop gymnasium too, while the party hall lets you star-gaze the evening away. Life at the top has never looked better.

RMZ Corp Conferred Award for Excellence at the Grohe Hurun Real Estate Leadership Summit 2018

Jan 24, 2018

RMZ Corp has been recognized as the ‘Most Respected Brand in the Commercial Real Estate sector for 2017’ at the recently concluded Hurun Real Estate Leadership Summit and Excellence Awards on Thursday, 18th January 2018 at The Four Seasons Mumbai. “We are extremely enthralled at receiving the award as it reinforces the trust and the belief that we, as a brand, have been able to repose in the minds of the people. This award is testament that we deliver world class workspaces to meet the needs of Indian and multinational companies. We remain committed to expanding our footprint and investments towards the creation of state-of-the-art infrastructure for our existing and potential customers and stakeholders. It is this commitment that has been instrumental in generating interest from global investors, creating greater opportunities in commercial realty.” said, Arshdeep Sethi, Managing Director, Executive Management, RMZ Corp. This award seeks to recognize and honour leaders from various states for their outstanding accomplishments in the real estate sector. The trophies were presented to the winners during a gala on Thursday, 18 January 2018, at The Four Seasons Mumbai following a panel discussion on ‘Real Estate Entrepreneurship and its Outlook in 2018’. More than 100 dignitaries from the real estate fraternity attended the summit including CEO, MDs, Entrepreneurs and CXOs. Nominations from organizations of all sizes across the country were submitted this year for consideration. RMZ currently holds 24 million sq ft of core assets, valued at $US 5 billion, under management. It is rapidly marching towards achieving a five-year growth plan of 60 million sft, creating a portfolio of grade A rent-yielding commercial assets in India. RMZ holds premium office space that includes RMZ Ecoworld, Ecospace, One Paramount and Infinity across cities in Bangalore, NCR, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune and houses some of the Fortune 500 companies that includes KPMG, Sony, Capgemini, Ernst & Young, Accenture, Deloitte, Google and Shell and so on.

Luminous steps into the stabilizer business, launches ToughX range

Jan 24, 2018

Luminous Power Technologies, the leading residential power backup solutions provider & home electrical specialist, has decided to further strengthen its portfolio. Luminous has decided to foray into the Stabilizer industry with its ToughX range of offerings.The power supply in India is erratic and often leads to voltage fluctuations which can damage the household appliances. Almost every household has either a Refrigerator or a TV or an AC and due to this fluctuating voltage a stabilizer is required for safeguarding the appliances. Company’s aim is to become a complete power back up, solar and home electrical company and this launch is one more feather in its cap Vipul Sabharwal, MD, Luminous power technologies, stated that “Luminous has been pioneering the product development in India when it comes to power back up solutions & has been instrumental in shaping the industry as we see it today. The company has been responsible for bringing happiness in 70 million homes in past 3 decades. By adding stabilizer to its portfolio, it has further extended its promise of powering happy homes and making sure that your appliances are safeguarded, no matter what the voltage situation is.” The name ToughX has been derived keeping in mind the tough voltage scenario in India and the X factor we bring to the table in combating it. This range comprises of 6 models with 4 variants for Air Conditioners (up to 1.5 Ton), 1 for Refrigerators (up to 450L) and 1 for Televisions (up to 32” + Set-Top-Box).

'I WONDER ' - a solo exhibition by Rajesh Ram curated by Kanika Anand

Jan 24, 2018

Event: "I WONDER" - recent artworks by Rajesh Ram Date: 12th January until 18th February 2018 Timings: 11 am till 7 pm Venue: Palette Art Gallery,14, Golf Links, New Delhi Curated by: Kanika Anand ABOUT THE SHOW Rajesh Ram a renowned sculptor showcased his fifth solo show “I wonder” is going to start in capital from 12th January 2018, the exhibition is an autobiographical account of Ram as a young boy growing up in a small village, retold as an adult living in a scuttle metropolis. it also reflects the artist’s interest in storytelling, expressed through idioms and proverbs that tell the time of childhood innocence and curiosity. Ram expresses his artwork through visuals about children’s fables and animal stories. Ram’s depictions of a young boy screaming out a message in the work Messenger, 2017 or the boy standing with his hands in the air in Hands Up, 2017, are drawn from village life and are particular to the time of one’s childhood. The choice of material in glossy (and expensive) bronze and the manner of rendition underlines at once, the loss of innocence as well as the need to refocus on the natural and the unpretentious. In Ram’s watercolours, we recognize the powerful and egotistical tiger in Demolisher, 2017 and the boy on the foolish ostrich that denies his problems by burying his head in the sand in Hiding Yourself, 2017. In the former, the man-tiger has let greed guide him into destroying his own habitat, while the boy on the ostrich exemplifies us as an immature, and ignorant people. Ram’s art successfully relocates fables in today’s world, articulating the loss of collective memory and oral traditions in the age of information and technology. The clock ticks as we see our built world crumble (Time Terror, 2017), an unfortunate consequence of our own doing. The artist raises an alarm. A sculpted boy holds his heart on his head in submission or more likely, in hope (Heart on a tree, 2017). And a stubborn zebra appears to be picking up some rubble in Blind Faith, 2017, a work that suggests our own arrogance and placidity, and our refusal to acknowledge the impending ecological disaster we face.

The WhiteTeak Company Presents Impressive Collection of “Floor Lamps”

Jan 23, 2018

The WhiteTeak Company, the true destination for Luxury and Designer Table Lamps, Floor Lamps, Hanging Lights and Luxury and Rustic Décor have recently launched Floor Lamp Collection, to add mesmerizing shine and sparkle to your indoor living spaces. From classic looks to bold, trendy designs this array of Floor Lamps would be a pure delight to upgrade the look of your room from ordinary to extraordinary as each piece of this collection has their own exclusivity. The collection comprises of different lamps such as lamps with shelves, tripod style lamps, asymmetrical design lamp that sparkles even when it is switched off etc with a modern feel that are pleasing to the eyes. These floor lamps holds a dark metal with the Ivory beige to make a stunning Ivory and Ebony combination that adds great visual appeal to the lamp and its surroundings The 3 point tripod style lamp gets a leg up in style as it has revamped with the look with a sleek modern black iron body with a high dose of plated gold in just the right dose to style up this beauty. Further, the other pieces are designed with ceramic and Italian marble with nickel chrome finish to provide an instant glam to your space. According to Anu Mehta and Mamta Mehta, Founder and co-founder of The WhiteTeak Company, “we are happy to launch an Impressive Collection of ‘Floor Lamps’ that are absolutely affordable lighting fixtures with the functionality of displaying the décor items and can excellently brighten up your room with a touch of charm.” They further added that these elegant designs of Floor lamps have cutting-edge designs which are manufactured using the finest materials and techniques. Also, anyone can adorn their living spaces emitting luxury lighting at its finest with these Floor lamps that are sure to be a pure delight even for your guests!

Zebronics introduces its portable BT Speaker, Maestro with a fabric finish

Jan 23, 2018

Zebronics, a spearheading Indian brand of IT peripherals, Audio/Video, and surveillance products since 1997, now rolls out the newest BT speaker, Maestro; a big sized portable speaker aesthetically designed with fabric finish and embedded with superior quality techs. Maestro Portable BT Speaker boasts amazing sound quality in new direction. Every direction. The best performing portable speaker is engineered to spread deep, jaw dropping sound giving you deeper bass and taut treble ratio. Available in four different fabric shades of Orange, Grey, Black and Brown, this light-weight Maestro speaker comes with a detachable stand. It not just enhances the look but its innovative features are a head turner at any party. With astonishing output power, besides the high capacity 1800mAh battery aids the speaker to get a very respectable amount of stamina before you need a charge. You can connect to your Bluetooth compatible device under the range of 8-10m and listen to groove to your favourite beats. “More sound. All Sound. The Bluetooth speaker shall surely turn head in every party by default with its uniform sound coverage and then the good looks. True to its name the BT speaker is the Real Maestro in sound, with innovative technology for an inspired performance, says Mr. Pradeep Doshi, Director Zebronics India. Cheer up, because now you can tune in to your favorite FM radio Channel with the built-in FM radio system. Loaded with an impressive Call Function with built-in mic, allow you to attend calls from your device. The best part, lets one insert a Micro SD card or connect a USB gadget to enjoy the amazing sound quality of music or movies.

Daiwa announces the launch of its latest Smart Android LED TV D325SCR

Jan 23, 2018

Daiwa committed to bringing the latest technology to India at budgeted prices, announces the launch of its newest 32inch Smart TV, D325SCR. It is sophisticated with a load of functionalities, remarkably user-friendly interface with the future slim technology at the most challenging prices of the Industry. D325SCR is a perfect match for a living room which adds not just good looks with a unique space grey color and Chrome stands, but also turns your living room into a cinema zone. The smart TV comes with detailed picture Quality with an A+ Grade panel and 16.7M Display Colors which makes every picture reel to real. with Delivering an incredibly vivid viewing experience, enhancing color and contrast for the crystal-clear view. Operated with an Android support of power-packed version 4.4.4 and Dual Core 1.3GHz processors with 1GB RAM + 8GB internal memory, this smart LED TV is optimized to give you smooth experience and enhanced response stimulus. D325SCR gives you an inbuilt access to the internet using the Wi-Fi support and several pre-loaded apps such as Netflix, YouTube, and Google Chrome. Besides these technical boons, the TV automatically closes up the applications which are not in use while being active in the background, this not just result in optimizing your RAM but also emends TV efficiency. Promising Superior Audio Precision, the TV allows you to connect with the Sound Bar or AV receiver through HDMI cable using the interactive ARC function and the play host. The Dolby 2*10W powerful built-in box speakers boast amazing sound of a perfect fusion of bass and lows. Moreover, you are enabled to connect to five different and compatible music modes to adapt sound according to your ambiance. Several connectivity options include the Multi-Media Playability, that lets you experience best-in-class Android TV applications and features. The 2 HDMI, USB and CO-AX output port is a resource to connect to the media devices so as to get a top-notch viewing experience.

Piramal Realty Presents the Annual Vaikunth Flower Show

Jan 23, 2018

Following its two successful editions, Piramal Realty organizes the third edition of the annual Vaikunth Flower Show (VFS) 2018 on 20 and 21 January and 26 to 28 January 2018 between 4pm to 8pm at Piramal Vaikunth in Balkum, Thane. The Vaikunth Flower Show will showcase 20 themed gardens with over a million blossoming flowers from farmers across the country. This initiative is a part of Piramal Realty’s commitment towards developing vibrant communities that promote natural living, and spaces where residents can thrive. Dr. Swati Piramal, Vice-Chairperson, Piramal Group, “This year visitors can stroll through 20 unique themed gardens, each with a story of its own to narrate. We want our visitors to experience a show that is at par with international exhibits. This reinstates Piramal Realty’s endeavour towards creating spaces which induce community living. We are also celebrating the India-UK year of culture through gardens.” Piramal Realty also announces the exclusive launch of its newest tower, Vyan, at its 32 acre mixed- use development, Piramal Vaikunth. With a slate of skilfully appointed cosy 2-Bed Residences, Vyan offers exclusive amenities for its residents. Anand Piramal, Executive Director, Piramal Group, “Designed on the principles of Biophilia, Piramal Vaikunth promises a fresh, vibrant lifestyle surrounded by nature. It is a thoughtfully designed project tailored to provide a perfect balance between city life and nature.” Voted as one of the Top five flower shows in the world, the Vaikunth Flower Show recorded a turnout of approximately 50,000 visitors, including hundreds of children in the past years. At the Vaikunth Flower Show visitors can experience one of the greatest floral displays and see some of the exotic and rare flower species such as dahlias, cosmos, zinnia, silver-dust and lots more.

#PaperBoat An Official Attempt at GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the World’s largest cardboard structure

Jan 22, 2018

Somaiya riidl, Maker Mela; Nudes (Nuru Karim); and Jyna Packaging (Haresh Mehta) will make an Official Attempt at the Guinness World Record for the world’s Largest cardboard structure during the three day Maker Mela at the Somaiya Vidya Vihar campus in Mumbai. Over 300 students volunteer in the making of the cardboard structure. The Paper Boat made with 1000 sheets will be constructed using an Interlocking technique to minimise use of glue and reduce wastage. Arrangement of the cardboards like a jig saw puzzle will help in faster assembly. Measuring 88 ft (L) x 25 ft (W) x 9 ft (H) the Paper Boat is fully deployable and comprises of 3050 interlocking CNC pieces. The cardboard sheet size used is 40 x 60 inches and is double-layered 5ply – 6 mm thickness. The Paper Boat project is being attempted to raise awareness about the Global Water Management crisis that the world faces as humans negotiate the conflicting needs arising from economic development, food security, poverty alleviation and climate change, 844 Million People have no access to safe water. Says Gaurang Shetty, CEO Somaiya riidl, “What better way to inspire and innovate at Maker Mela than making something that is ecologically friendly, is challenging to build and creates awareness of environment protection – an issue that is close to the core value of Somaiya Vidya Vihar. Like a boat needs all people to work together and oar in a direction, it is only if we work together that we can address the water pollution crisis.”

[IN]SIDE – A biannual journal on Architecture and Design published by H&R Johnson (India)

Jan 22, 2018

[IN]SIDE is a biannual professional journal on architecture and design published by H & R Johnson (India) in collaboration with Matter as a chronicle on contemporary design practices and thinking. The discipline of architecture and design in India has transitioned from preoccupations of styling and aesthetics to concerns of production, ambience, craft, human interaction, material science, and parametric design. This journal aims to investigate this changing landscape of design thinking and design making in the country. As stakeholders of the construction and design industry, H & R Johnson (India) partnered with Matter to create a reflective publication that aims to dwell deeper into layers of process and ideas. Over the next three years, [IN]SIDE will explore architecture and design in India as a professional curatorial project to chronicle critical thoughts and methods that frame the multi-lateral viewpoints that have enriched our environment. Each edition will look at work through three simple windows: Space, Surface and Object. ‘Space’ deals with three-dimensional aspects – architecture, interior design, exhibition design etc. ‘Surface’ explores the role of the two-dimensional components in the making of space – materials, applications, techniques. ‘Object’ documents design of things that inhabit the space – products, accessories, furniture and lighting. This inaugural issue also contains a unique visual archive of the important events and milestones form the inception of H & R Johnson (India) to the present-day company traversing 60 years of rich history through ‘Origins’ as an umbrella theme. This first issue includes contributions from Joydeep Mukherjee, Samira Rathod, Chitra Vishwanath, Akshat Bhatt, Vikas Dilawari, Ayaz Basrai, Zameer Basrai, Ratan Batliboi, Ajay Shah, Abin Chaudhuri, Biju Kuriakose, Parvathi Nayar, Saira Biju, Nitin Barcha, Disney Davis, Pesi Elavia, Ramachandran Kurup, Anoop Sreekumar, Shivram Pednekar, Arun Rao and Farhan Akhtar. The 200-page book contains more than 350 full-colour images, drawings, essays, dialogues and editorial on projects of many scales and typologies.