#ProfessorMrinalThakur: “Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences violated academic norms while conferring Nobel Prize”

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences that confers the Nobel Prize violated academic norms by denying major scientific discoveries and their discoverers, Prof. Mrinal Thakur, the Director of Photonic Materials Research Laboratory at Auburn University (USA), alleged in a press statement.

Prof Mrinal Thakur urge world leaders to solve Nobel Prize Imbroglio

Prof Thakur claimed that though the 2000-Chemistry Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of Conductive Polymers, it went only to those who discovered “Conjugated” conductive polymers. According to Prof. Thakur, nominated for the Chemistry Nobel Prize for 16-times, no credit was given to him for his discovery of “Non-conjugated” conductive polymers first reported in 1988.

Prof. Thakur claimed the Nobel Foundation Website contains incorrect information as Alan Heeger, A.G. MacDiarmid and H. Shirakawa, the 2000-Chemistry Nobel Prize recipients, wrongly stated only conjugated polymers are electrically conductive whereas “Nonconjugated” polymers are also conductive. The legal communications involving US attorneys established these Nobel Prize recipients agreed at the scientific and legal-levels that Prof. Thakur’s experimental works and theory are fundamentally correct while theirs are fundamentally incorrect.

The Nobel Foundation Website, stating a polymer must be conjugated to be electrically conductive, did not correct it though “Nonconjugated” polymers are also conductive. Prof. Thakur further claimed the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences even victimised him for bringing out the anomalies in the website by stopping research funding in 2003. Though Prof. Thakur sought assistance of Prime Ministers of India and Sweden and the US President to resolve these critical issues, nothing fruitful transpired as yet.

Staking Claim for the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Prof. Thakur stakes claim to the 2014 Chemistry Nobel Prize since “Super-resolved Fluorescence Microscopy” (topic of 2014 Nobel in Chemistry) is primarily based on earlier nonlinear optical experimental and theoretical studies performed by him and his colleagues on organic materials. The research papers were published in Applied Physics Letters, Physical Review Letters, MRS Proceedings, Macro-molecules and Optics Letters in 1985 and onwards. Prof. Thakur’s works were published at least a decade prior to those of the 2014 Nobel Prize recipients. The written statute of Nobel Prize says award should be given to recognise the earliest and most original works in a given field of sciences. It was not followed in the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The whole spectrum of polymer scientists, however, accepted that his research made wide impact in polymer science and in the research fields of nonlinear optics and nano-particles.

Non-conjugated Conductive Polymers As Anti-Radiation Shield

Prof. Thakur’s scientific discoveries involves protection against nuclear radiation including radioactive iodine applicable both in the cases of atomic reactors and hospitals treating thyroid cancer patients through polymers. The polymers, efficiently absorbing iodine when iodine atoms come in contact with them rendering the iodine atoms immobile, can be installed as layer/sheet in all nuclear reactor or nuclear waste storage facility to absorb emitted radioactive iodine and stop its leakage in the environment.

Radioactive iodine is extremely dangerous since it remains as a vapour at ordinary temperature and can travel long distances by air-currents as seen in the case of Japan’s Fukushima disaster when radioactive iodine reached California (USA) crossing the Pacific Ocean. What is more, polymers can safeguard the living beings/environment against radioiodine emission caused by nuclear power plants, nuclear spent-fuel-rods, rocket/space satellite launching stations, nuclear-powered ships/submarines and in hospitals where nuclear medicine administered.

As the human body absorbs radioactive iodine causing thyroid cancer, the doctors, nurses and attendees are exposed to it during and after radio-iodine therapy of patients having thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism. Patients emit radiation for a number of days after taking a capsule containing radioiodine. Use of apparels made of the “Non=conjugated” conductive polymers reduces the potential exposure to radioiodine and lessens the anxiety, the statement added.


GreenFuel bags Make in India Emerging Entrepreneurs 2018 Award in Automotive category

Homegrown auto component major, GreenFuel bags the Make in India Emerging Entrepreneurs 2018 award in the automobile category. At a gala event held in New Delhi recently Make in India Emerging Entrepreneurs Summit and Awards 2018, Akshay Kashyap, Founder and MD, received the award from Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan.

The Make in India Emerging Entrepreneur awards are an effort to recognise rising domestic players in manufacturing horizon of India. The winners were identified after a three month long intensive survey and were then shortlisted by an expert jury namely Uday Kotak, Aroon Purie, Manish Sabharwal, Hamitab Kant and Sanjay Nair.

Greenfuel specializes in product solutions for sustainable mobility. These solutions are based on their expertise in handling high pressure gaseous fuels, as well as ventures into exciting new areas of energy storage (batteries) and electromobility (battery-operated vehicles), all of which helped to bring the company out on top.


Speaking on the occasion, Kashyap said, “It is an honour to have our hardwork and passion recognized as a Make In India Emerging Entrepreneur. We want to use this opportunity to continue to grow and build upon our efforts. We believe that the future is green and sustainable technologies are a necessity to continue to better our country.”

Greenfuel is one of the largest suppliers of automotive components to OEMs for vehicles that run on alternative fuels. The firm’s innovative approach has helped shape the modernization of CNG systems for OEM vehicles. In fact, Greenuel is the first player to introduce NGV filling systems in cars as well as automatic cylinder valves, and the only entity to do complete fuel delivery and storage systems for low-floor busses in India. What is more, the company has also ventured into the exciting new areas of energy storage (batteries) and electromobility (battery-operated vehicles). In a short time, it has emerged as one of the knowledge leader in Li-ion batteries.


Greenfuel also has notched up other accomplishments:

• The first company in India whose CNG systems have run 1 billion kms on road with zero warranty.

• The first company to do complete systems for Low Floor CNG buses.

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 weddingplz.com 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.

Malavika Sarukkai 1
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

Malavika Sarukkai 2

‘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.

Malavika Sarukkai 3

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.

Raveena Tandon falicitates designer duo Bharat, Reshma Grover

Recently at an award ceremony in the city Designer Duo Bharat Grover and Reshma were felicitated with an award by actor and social worker Raveena Tandon for being an inspiration to many for their successful journey as accomplished entrepreneurs and fashion designers, according to a statement.

Designer Duo Bharat & Reshma Grover while receiving an award from Raveena Tandon

As their journey from the time that Bharat was a teenager and how he struggled to achieve success was told to the audience, Bharat said he felt ecstatic to receive an award for inspiring others. Being an inspiration to others is the true reward of all our hard work said the duo.

Bharat Reshma Grover are established names in the world of fashion and have made a niche for themselves in the world of fashion within a very short span of time, so much so that fashionistas and style icons of today are more than eager to follow in their footsteps. The designers are holistic package which comes with plenty beyond sheer designing.They are not confined to mere designing but they exude essence of all pervading style. Besides the fact that their creations appeal to a wide cross section of the society they essentially appeal to the generations y and z.

The youth seems completely enamoured with their outfits and nothing seems to deter them from opting for their designs. They have strongest point of their design as they have an attire for every occasion be it a wedding, corporate event, gala dinner, or a casual outing, the statement added.

Ahvaz International Science Film Festival: Aruna Vasudev wins Life Time Achievement Award

The first Ahvaz International Science Film Festival conferred its first Life Time Achievement Award to Aruna Vasudev for her untiring efforts on promotion of Asian cinema through Network for Promotion of Asian (NETPAC) since 1990.


Aruna is a renowned figure among Iranian film industry insiders as well as film lovers in Iran, who is known as Mother of Asian Cinema. Aruna acted as the President of International Jury of Ahvaz Festival and her award, including Festival Trophy and a piece of gold necklace, made by internationally-known goldsmiths of Ahvaz, was handed over by international star of Iranian cinema, Simin (Fatemeh) Motamed Aria, at closing ceremony on February 27, 2015.


The first Ahvaz International Science Film Festival, organised by Shahid Chamran University, took place from February 22-27 in Khouzestan, south-west of Iran and the programme included more than 200 films from around the world at 15 movie theaters in city of Ahvaz. All the Festival Awards were named after Iranian ancient science and literature celebrities like ‘Rumi’, ‘Al-Razi’, ‘Al-Farabi’ and ‘Kharazmi’.

Aruna Vasudevis also the founder and Editor of Cinemaya, and of Cinefan Festival of Asian cinema, continues to be the President of NETPAC International as well as of NETPAC India and is the Director of The Inner Path Festival.

Golden Kela Awards 2015: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha bestowed with worst actors awards

At the Golden Keala Awards 2015, Arjun Kapoor was bestowed with the worst actor (male) award for Gunday & Everything Else, while Sonakshi Sinha won the Worst Actor (Female) award hands down for Action Jackson Holiday. This ws the hat-trick for her as she sweeps the award for the back to back third time. The seventh edition of the Anjnual Golden Kela Awards ceremony was held at India Habitat Centre on March 14, where it honoured the worst in Indian cinema in a lighter vein.

Jatin Varma, Founder, Golden Kela Awards said: “We obviously do not wish to hurt any sentiments with these awards! We only hope that those who receive the awards take it in jest and look forward to creating a better experience for their fans!”

Yo Yo Honey Singh was chosen for the Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award while his composition Blue Hai Paani Paani from Yaariyan got the Most Irritating Song award. This just goes on to show that today’s audiences need a teeny bit of substance when it comes to music!

Tiger Shroff failed to impress with Heropanti and was accredited with the Worst Debut Award, while Bang Bang! was chosen for the RGV Ki Aag Award for Most Pointless Remake/Sequel. The Ice Cream song from Xpose got Shabbir Ahmed the Most Atrocious Lyrics award, and the Golden Kela team is still scratching their heads over the existence of the song in the movie.

Humshakals, seems it was too much for the audience to digest. It was a disaster three times over with Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh dressing up as what they call ‘women’, all through the movie. The kids still have nightmares and so it had to be presented with the Worst Film award.

The Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award went to Abhishek Sharma for The Shaukeens, for his selection of remaking a movie without knowing where & how to go about it and ending up making a complete mess of things. On winning this Award, Abhishek Sharma, Director, The Shaukeens, quoted, “I am extremely excited to win the Baanwra Award, as Golden Kela Awards are the only awards worth winning in this industry that celebrates mediocrity like no other film industry in the world. Proud to be one of the baanwras of bollywood! ”

Sonam Kapoor won the Why Are You Still Trying Award, it conveys that she should stop torturing audiences with her plastic presence on movies and start focussing on something she is good at, like Fashion! Also, in the Special Awards Category, PK won the Fanaa Award for Most Pointlessly Controversial Film.

Priyanka Chopra, though did a commendable job as Mary Kom, she couldn’t quite nail the accent. The Dara Singh Award for the Worst Accent, thus, had her name written all over it. We did, however, see some creativity in the horror movie domain, with 6 – 5 = 2, which was chosen for the Khooni Dracula Award for Most Creatively Named Horror Film. Who could have guessed, right?

Winners of the 7th Annual Golden Kela Awards Are:

Worst Actor (Male) – Arjun Kapur for Gunday & Everything Else
Worst Actor (Female) – Sonakshi Sinha for Action Jackson, Lingaa and Holiday
Worst Debut – Tiger Shroff for Heropanti
Worst Director – Prabhu Deva for Action Jackson
Worst Film – Humshakals
Most Irritating Song – Blue Hai Paani Paani from Yaariyan
Most Atrocious Lyrics – Shabbir Ahmed for Ice Cream in Xpose
Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award – Abhishek Sharma for The Shaukeens
RGV Ki Aag Award for Most Pointless Remake/Sequel – Bang Bang!
Why Are You Still Trying Award – Sonam Kapoor

Special Awards:

Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award – Yo Yo Honey Singh
Shakti Kapoor Award for Misogyny In Film – Action Jackson
Dara Singh Award for the Worst Accent – Priyanka Chopra
Jadoo Award for Most Convincing Looking Alien – Shah Rukh Khan for Happy New Year
Fanaa Award for Most Pointlessly Controversial Film – PK
Khooni Dracula Award for Most Creatively Named Horror Film – 6-5=2.

FYI: Here are the nominees for the 7th Annual Golden Kela Awards:











Worst Actor (Male)

Arjun Kapoor for Gunday & Everything Else

Saif Ali Khan for Humshakals

Salman Khan for Jai Ho & Kick

Ajay Devgn for Action Jackson

Rani Mukerjee for Mardaani

Worst Actor (Female)

Katrina Kaif for Bang Bang!

Sonam Kapoor for Everything She Did

Sonakshi Sinha for Action Jackson and Lingaa and Holiday

Tamannah for Entertainment

Jacqueline Fernandes for Kick

Worst Film


Bang Bang!

Action Jackson


Happy New Year

Worst Director

Sajid Khan for Humshakals

Prabhu Deva for Action Jackson

Rohit Shetty for Singham Returns

Sajid Nadiadwala for Kick

Sohail Khan for Jai Ho

Siddharth Anand for Bang Bang!

Most Irritating Song

* Played Endlessly on Radio and TV

Blue Hai Paani Paani from Yaariyan

Yaar na Miley from Kick

Baby Doll from Ragini MMS 2

Galliyan from Ek Villain

Tu Mera from Bang Bang

Most Atrocious Lyrics

Sameer for Caller Tune from Humshakals

Shabbir Ahmed for Ice Cream from The Xposé

Yo Yo Honey Singh for Blue hai Paani paani from Yaariyan

Vishal Dadlani for Tu Meri from Bang Bang!

Mayur Puri for Johnny Johnny from Entertainment

Worst Debutante

Tiger Shroff for Heropanti

The Xposé Girls for The Xposé

Mishti & Kartik Tiwari for Kaanchi

The Whole Cast & Crew of Yaariyan for Yaariyan

Daisy Shah for Jai Ho

Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award

Raj and DK for Happy Ending

Abhishek Sharma for Shaukeens

Nawazuddin for Kick

Ram Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan for Humshakals

Shashanka Ghosh for Khoobsurat

RGV Ki Aag Award for the Most Pointless Remake/Sequel

Shaadi Ke Side Effects

Ragini MMS 2

Singham Returns

Bang Bang!


The Shaukeens

Bhoothnath Returns

Hate Story 2

Why Are You Still Trying Award

Sonam Kapoor

Jackie Bhagnani

Himesh Reshammiya

Subhash Ghai

Ayushman Khurana

Yami Gautam

Priyanka Khurana Goyal walks the ramp for cancer patients

On a buzzing Sunday evening at the National Sports Centre of India, the who’s who of Mumbai, gathered together for a Fashion show organised by celebrity designers Shaina NC and Manish Malhotra.

Priyanka Khurana Goyal and Yogesh Lakhani walking the ramp

Priyanka Khurana Goyal and Yoghesh Lakani.

A starry line-up of Mumbai’s socialites walked the ramp at the soiree planned in support of the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA). Shining among them was Priyanka Khurana Goyal, Winner of the Mrs. India Queen of Substance 2015.

Priyanka Khurana Goyal with her Crown

Speaking on the occasion Priyanka said: “It is the responsibility of every corporate, every organization and especially the privileged to give back to the society that has created them. It is definitely a commendable initiative by Shaina NC and Manish Malhotra to create awareness about CPAA to raise funds and to become the torchbearer for others to follow.”

Priyanka Khurana Goyal with Niranjan Hiranandani

Priyanka Khurana Goyal with Niranjan Hiranandani.

Two of the cancer survivors also walked the ramp – this is really inspirational and gives immense hope to other patients who are currently fighting this deadly disease.

Priyanka Khurana Goyal

Gracing the evening with their presence as Chief Guests were Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Actor Aamir Khan.

Priyanka with Devendra Darda, Niranjan Hiranandani, Dharmesh Jain and Mickey Mehta

Ford India introduces SYNC with Ford Applink in EcoSport

What with the cricket fever is gripping across the country due to the ongoing World Cup Cricket 2015, the prospective buyers of Ford EcoSport SUV will continue to get updates from ESPN Cricinfo, even while in their vehicle, thanks to the introduction of SYNC with Ford AppLink.


According to a statement issued by Ford India, commencing this month, SYNC with Ford AppLink is available on the Titanium variant of Ford EcoSport SUVS pan India. This is the second product from Ford’s stable after 2014 Ford Fiesta to support this award-winning in-car technology, enabling its patrons to conveniently access their favourite smartphone applications through simple voice-commands.

Elucidating on the introduction of new technology, Anurag Mehrotra, Executive Director (Marketing Sales and Service), Ford India said: “Introduction of Ford AppLink™ enhances the value proposition offered by Ford EcoSport. Consumers today are leading an increasingly connected lifestyle and wish to stay up-to-date even while on the move. Ford AppLink™ addresses this unmet need and helps them stay connected without ever compromising on convenience.”

Aprt from ESPN Cricinfo, the mobile phone applications available on Ford AppLink™ in India include a location-based app ‘explore by MapMyIndia and a global, secure location sharing app – Glympse. The addition of these apps will allow customers to seamlessly get information about their nearest attractions and food destinations among others. The technology marks new ways for customers to bring their favourite smartphone applications into their vehicles via simple voice commands. The Chenna-based subsidiary of the US car maker is working with several app partners in India and across the globe to add to the list of Ford AppLink™ compatible apps.

The introduction of Ford AppLink™ on EcoSport is a testament to Ford’s commitment to democratise advanced technology for masses. Safety, convenience and seamless connectivity are the three cornerstones of SYNC® with Ford AppLink™ technology that allows greater communication between smartphone apps and AppLink™ equipped vehicles through voice commands.

Ford’s bestselling urban SUV has continued to delight customers in India and across the world with its styling, outstanding fuel economy, great space and today boasts of more than 100,000 happy customers. Ford EcoSport won more than 30-awards within the first year of its launch to become India’s most awarded vehicle ever.

Established in 1995, Ford India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader. Ford India manufactures and distributes automobiles and engines made at its modern integrated manufacturing facilities at Maraimalai Nagar, near Chennai. The company’s models include the Figo, Fiesta, Classic, Endeavour, and the most recently launched EcoSport.

Ford’s operations in the country also include Global Business Services with offices in Chennai, Coimbatore and Gurgaon that provides support to nearly every Ford location around the world in the areas of IT, Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Automotive Financing, Marketing Sales and Service, Analytics, and Purchasing. Ford’s businesses in India employ 11,500 hard-working, dedicated men and women.