Parampara Series National Festival of Dance and Music at Delhi on September 30, 2016

Every year as a part of its endeavour to redefine and rejuvenate India’s rich cultural heritage, Natya Tarangini and Padma Bhushans Dr. Raja Radha Reddy organize the ‘Parampara Series’ – National Festival of Music and Dance in capital city, New Delhi, according to a statement.


The Parampara Series 2016, which is conducted right after the soothing monsoon and just before the withering autumn, has stood firm for the last 19 years and is now synonymous with Delhi’s annual cultural scene. Over time Parampara has blended concerts by presenting classical geniuses under creative themes giving uniquely fresh approach to otherwise traditional arts forms.

This year Natya Tarangini is presenting Parampara Series from the September 30 2016 to October 2 2016 from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm at Kamani Auditorium (New Delhi). The festivals which will be represent some of the most successful dance productions of recent times in addition to musical concerts by legendary artists. As always the Parampara Series will showcase every evening two concerts (Dance and Music).

Street Dresser offers designer collection for Diwali celebration

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Whether it’s a gorgeous sarees or high end luxury handbag, Diwali is the time to refurbish your wardrobe with the latest trends. We offer a plethora of options to choose from , right from our prominent Indian fashion designers -Manish Malhotra , Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi or the International brands such as Gucci, Prada or Louis Vuitton! Take a glimpse of some of the designer wears that are available at Secret Dresser at a much reasonable and pocket friendly price! Those looking for cool Luxury gifts can count on their gift ideas like Designer Clothes, Watches, and Accessories, Bag, Sunglasses, Footwear’s etc.


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Mrs India Earth 2016: Beauty, Glamour and Style Galore

After setting high Parameters in the previous editions, the prestigious pageant of Mrs India Queen is back with a bang. Mrs India Earth pageant is an honour that celebrates the spirit of womanhood and give a platform to talented married women ,who have somewhere forgot to live their dream in the struggle of being a good wife, mother and homemaker, according a statement.


Every edition keeps getting better than the previous and this was no different with new and talented beauties marking their journey in the world of fashion with the winning label of Mrs. India Queen. In its 3rd edition the pageant promises to set another benchmark for those who believes that life ends after marriage.


The pageant, Mrs India Queen of Substance and Mrs INDIA Earth, are the brain child of Vinay Yadawa and Ritika Vinay who has won the title of (Mrs Asia Pacific 2014). The pageant will be judged under the vigilance of experienced Jury members like Ritika Vinay (Director ADIVA Innovation Pvt Ltd. Mrs India Earth), Beauty and Nutrition Expert Dr. Varun Katyal, Hair and Skin Specialist Dr. Capt. Deepti Dhillon from Appleskin and Tamanna Singh from F salon and House of wellness, Karan Sehgal owner of Delhi s renowned Substance salon and Studio and Shivani Sharma of Lurenail India’s largest nail Art company to name a few. Adding glaze to the list of jury is renowned Bollywood actresses Bhagyashree and Sheeba, who will grace the evening with her presence. The event will be a mix of glamour and entertainment and have all the essential to make the evening memorable and that is why we have popular Music Director, Ssameer who has also composed a song especially for Mrs INDIA, as our panel of Jury.

According to the directors of Mrs India Queen of Substance, the USP of this pageant is that it offers a platform that provides a chance to the upcoming and budding talent which is either lost in the crowd or doesn’t get a chance to showcase their talent in bigger and established fashion and beauty industry, they always try to bring hidden talent across India. It is exciting to see the quantum of talent and entrepreneurial spirit that proliferates in our country and gratifying to have an opportunity to be part of a process that will shape the fashion and beauty scape of the future.

The most talked about Pageant show Mrs. India Earth had already created a buzz in Delhi. The online media parter will help to make the reach of the pageant diversified. The three day event will start from 28th of September and will end with a glittering evening of grand final on 30th of September 2016 at ITC Welcome Hotel, Dwarka.

Malavika Sarukkai debuts on group choreography Vamatara – Light

Malavika Sarukkai, danseuse par excellence, an acknowledged choreographer and a Padma Shree Awardee is introducing a group choreography for the first time ever, titled Vamatara – To The Light on September 2, 2016 at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleshwaram, Bangalore.

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Malavika’s choreographs are known for the incandescent beauty of the classical language of Bharata Natyam and the energised articulation of a contemporary mind. Intense, extraordinary and luminous are the qualities that distinguish her dancing.

New Chapter

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‘Vamatara – To the Light” is the latest dance creation of Malavika, which opens a new chapter in her artistic journey with the introduction of group choreography for the first time. The concept rests on the enduring image of the lotus rising from the sludge to the light, as a symbol of hope. What is more, this production includes group work in addition to Malavika Sarukkai’s solo choreographies. Vamatara is a validation of the dynamics within classical dance which allows for creative freedom, innovation and imagination.

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In recognition of her contribution, Malavika has received many awards including the Padma shree, the Sangeet Natak Academy Award, the Kalaimamani award, the Raza award, the Mrinalini Sarabhai award and more. Furthermore, Malavika has recently been awarded the Natya Kala Acharya Award by the Music Academy of Bangalore.

JK Tyre rolls out 10 millionth truck/bus radial tyre in India

One of the leading tyre manufacturers in India, JK Tyre and Industries Limited, part of the Rs.28000 crore JK Organisation, reached a historic milestone when it became the first Indian tyre maker to produce ten million truck/bus radial tyres. With one of India’s largest tyre capacities at 3.5 million truck/bus radials per annum, the home grown firm is the undisputed leader in this segment, according to a press note.


It was as historic occasion as the 10 millionth truck radial tyre came out of the mould at the company’s Vikrant plant in Mysuru. JK Tyre took over this plant from the Karnataka Government in the late 1990s and turned it around into a state-of-the-art plant with an investment of over Rs. 1200 crore.


Speaking during the milestone celebrations, Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre said: “Starting in 1977, when we set up our first tyre plant in Rajasthan with 5 lac per annum capacity, we have come a long way and today JK Tyre has grown multifold. Over the years we have set up green field plants, expanded our capacities at regular intervals and even acquired plants across continents like the ones in Mexico, and recently 3 plants of Cavendish Industries in Uttarakhand, back home to keep pace with the increase in demand of tyres in the domestic as well as global markets.”

In the over 7.18 lakh (2015-16) commercial vehicle market in India, JK Tyre is a leader par excellence. It pioneered the radial technology in India, and was the first company to introduce Truck & Bus Radial tyres way back in 1999, and is today the largest producer in this category.

JK Tyre is truly a multi-national company with 12 plants globally with a future ready capacity of 350 lac tyres per annum. After the recent Re 2200 cr acquisition of Cavendish, JK Tyre has also entered the high growth 2-3 wheeler segment with its brand Challenger already hitting the market.

“Today we manufacture complete range of tyres – from a 3 kilo scooter tyre to the 3.7 tonnes Ultra Large OTR tyre. JK Tyre has completed the second phase of construction of its modern and pure radial plant at Chennai with a total investment of Rs. 1430 crore. The expansion was completed earlier this year. The plant makes truck radials and car radials and has a production capacity of 12 lakh TBRs and 45 lakh PCRs. The plant has a blueprint of scaling up to 2 million truck radials and 10 million PCRs. Also the capacity of the Mexico plants is under expansion. The capacity is expected to go up to 5 million tyres from the existing 3.5 million units per year”, Dr. Singania added.

Part of the JK Organisation, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd is a leading four-wheeler tyre manufacturer in India and amongst the top 25 manufacturers in the world with a wide range of products catering to diverse business segments in the automobile industry. JK Tyre has global presence in 100 countries across six continents, backed by production support from 12 plants – 9 in India and 3 in Mexico. Currently, the capacity across all its plants is about 35 million tyres per annum. In April 2016 JK Tyre acquired Cavendish India Limited from Birla Tyres. While acquisition added three modern plants to its portfolio taking the total count to 12, it helped the tyre major foray into the two/three wheeler segment as well. Pioneers of radial technology, JK Tyre produced the first radial tyre in 1976 and is currently the market leader in Truck Bus Radial segment. With over three decades of technological innovation, JK Tyre offers tyre for entire range of passenger and commercial vehicles, starting from a 3 kg two-wheeler tyre to a 3.5 ton OTR tyre.

50 Datsun redi-GO cars delivered in Kollam in one day

The popularity of Datsun’s newest offering in India – the redi-GO urban-cross – continues to grow. Today, Datsun delivered 50 redi-GOs to customers in Kollam, a city in Kerala state, in a single day, according to a company statement. A special ceremony was held at the Pinnacle Nissan dealership to present the cars to their excited new owners. The keys to the shiny new cars were handed over by Mr. Vishvambaran, CI of Police, Kollam and Shabeen Muhamedali, Dealer Principal, Pinnacle Nissan.

Celebration of 50 Datsun redi-GO delivery

Datsun redi-GO, India’s first urban-cross, has made a splash in the entry-level car segment after its launch in early June this year. With its unique styling, outstanding performance, comprehensive safety package, and low cost of ownership, the Datsun redi-GO has been receiving accolades and turning heads across the country.

“I am delighted to see significant demand for the newly-launched Datsun redi-GO in the Kerala region. Delivering 50 redi-GO vehicles in one day to customers here in Kollam is a reflection of how well the brand is resonating with young India. We are delighted to deliver personal mobility to so many new car buyers,” said Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. “Our lively redi-GO urban-cross is loaded with several best-in-class features and offers a great value proposition for the young and ambitious who are ready to take the next step in their lives.”

Datsun redi-GO has also created huge digital buzz around the brand thanks to the innovative “Datsun redi-go app” which was introduced to keep customers and fans updated on the latest news about the car. So far 2.6 lakh users have downloaded the app.

Datsun redi-GO lined up for delivery

Datsun redi-GO is available across the 274 Nissan and Datsun sales & service touch-points in India. With 300 dealerships planned to be established throughout India in the near future, Datsun will be able cover up to 90 per cent of current and prospective customers in the country and provide them with easy and immediate access to sales and aftersales services.

India to witness strongest light vehicle sales growth in the coming years

The latest study by Roland Berger and Lazard, titled: Global Automotive Supplier Study 2016 has predicted that India will have the strongest light vehicle sales growth over the coming years. Apparently, the study also revealed several challenges that the automotive industry needs to look out for globally.


While 2015 was another excellent year for automotive suppliers with global EBIT margins at a record high of 7.4%, volatility increased and global revenue growth slowed, according to the “Global Automotive Supplier Study 2016” from Roland Berger and Lazard. A potential market cool-down in 2016 and future technology changes remain at the top of the supplier CEO agenda.

As part of the study, performance indicators of more than 600 international suppliers were analysed to assess the current state as well as trends and challenges in the industry. The ongoing year-over-year improvement that the supplier industry has enjoyed since 2010 has largely come to a standstill. Revenue growth is the lowest in seven years, and several product segments have actually seen profit margins slightly below the 2014 level.

Felix Mogge, Partner at Roland Berger, said: “With profitability at record highs in 2015, international automotive suppliers are in good shape at first sight. But besides shrinking revenue growth they will have to cope with growing market volatility across the globe and have to face revolutionary changes in technology as well as new mobility concepts in the near future.”

Global vehicle production will grow only moderately

According to the study by Roland Berger and Lazard, global vehicle production is expected to grow only moderately at around 2% in 2016 and beyond. Christof Söndermann, Director at Lazard, said: “Suppliers will have to rely on other factors to stabilize or even drive up their margins and remain prepared for sudden macroeconomic turmoil that could lead to substantial short-term reductions in demand.” In a maturing Chinese market, double-digit growth rates will likely become a thing of the past. At the same time, a short-term recovery of Brazil and Russia is more than questionable, and the Brexit raises new uncertainties in Europe.

Industry facing most radical change in history

“Looking ahead, recent developments clearly indicate that the global automotive industry is facing the most radical change in its history,” says Söndermann. Disruptive trends in technology and completely new business models for automobile usage certainly promise opportunities for suppliers within the next ten years – but there is tremendous uncertainty as to exactly when and where those opportunities will unfold. The total component market value is expected to rise from EUR 700 billion in 2015 to more than EUR 850 billion in 2025, though profit pools will substantially shift between segments and in some cases even toward new industry players.

On the powertrain side, the development of e-mobility is gaining a lot of momentum. While technological hurdles prevail and a convincing business case for the end customer is nowhere close to accomplishment yet, tightened emission regulations by (supra-)national and local bodies will likely have a catalytic effect over the coming years.

“We expect the market for electrified vehicles to multiply by a factor of seven to ten over the next decade – leading to substantial growth potential for e-powertrain component suppliers while driving the traditional combustion engine segment more and more into a commodity corner,” said Mogge. For assisted/automated driving components, suppliers are facing a market that is expected to grow by a factor of five and reach a global volume of almost EUR 30 billion by 2025, but which also attracts fierce competition, e.g. from tech giants.

Increasing pressure and complexity for powertrain suppliers

With growing complexity and cost of the conventional powertrain and e-mobility not yet picking up, EBIT margins of powertrain suppliers have recently suffered and fallen below the industry average to 6.9 percent. In contrast, chassis suppliers benefited from the rise of assisted and automated driving functionalities. With an EBIT margin at 7.7 percent, their business ranks high among the different domains, second only to tire suppliers. There are not only significant differences by domain, but also by region. While Europe-based suppliers largely benefit from leading technology positions in many segments, China-based suppliers have seen a decline in margins in recent years due to sharply intensifying competition in their home market. Regardless of product focus or region, innovation is a key to success – but not necessarily the only one. “On average, product innovators outpace process specialists by roughly 2 percent when it comes to profitability,” explained Roland Berger Partner Thomas Schlick. However, the best performing process specialists earn margins that are comparable to those of the leading product innovators.

Portfolio management to increase in relevance

In order to be successful in this more volatile and rapidly changing environment, suppliers are required to speed up their flexibility and agility in developing and running their business. “It is no longer sufficient to just focus on organic growth in traditional areas,” confirms Söndermann. “Profit pools are moving toward new tech fields and suppliers will likely face fierce competition from new players from outside of the automotive supplier industry.” As such, active portfolio management is expected to further increase in relevance as suppliers have to redefine their core competencies and adapt to capture new technology. However, the complexity of acquisition-led growth will continue to be substantial due to intense competition for attractive targets and high price levels. “Thinking well ahead of the next vehicle generation, scenario planning and a more innovative approach to product development will be crucial,” said Schlick in summary.