LimeRoad.com offers collection of art to rejuvenate your home decor

Give your living space a touch of Indian beauty from digital posters to exclusive oil paintings, with LimeRoad.com’s collection of art to rejuvenate your home décor.
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Celebrate Hindu mythology with the Dancing Ganesha digital print paper poster from Tungs 10, in vibrant shades of red, rust and orange. Frame it and place it at the centre of your living room wall, to give it that perfect touch.
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Bring fashion and glamour to your living spaces with the delightful digital print wall art from Tungs 10. Printed on polyester canvas, this home accent will make your room chic in no painting two time. Fun, playful and edgy, ‘Pyaar in Buckingham Palace’ digital print paper poster celebrates two cultures with harmless humour, and vibrant beauty. You can also pick from the exclusive art pieces by Anupam Mandal and Anuj Malhotra that captures the simple pleasures of life in breath taking classic paintings.
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Prices starting at Rs 499 onwards. Visit limeroad.com/home-furnishings/living-home-decor paintings. Brands Available – Tungs 10, Anuj Malhotra, Anupam Mandal and many more. Available through – Cash on Delivery and all major cards accepted.

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Address Home launch exquisite dinnerware collection in India

It is quite important in choosing the right crockery, glassware and tableware are essential for a luxurious dining experience. Address Home, the complete home décor destination has introduced its new collection of dinner sets to add opulence and style to your dinner table.

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According to a company statement, the new collection offers exquisite porcelain dinner sets that blend modernism with classicism and include the Falaknuma, the Izmir, and the Noir dinner sets. The collection offers beautiful dinner plates, quarter plates, platters, bowls and tea sets crafted from the finest porcelain with accents of real gold and platinum.

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The charm of Address Home’s distinctive dinnerware lies in its beautiful colours and mosaic-like feel which elevates it to status dinnerware, to be laid out on every occasion.
Falaknuma Crockery
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The Falaknuma Crockery collection is inspired by the ‘Falaknuma Palace’, known for its aesthetics and oppulance, located in Hyderabad.  This complete dinner set includes plates and serving platters with tonal motifs from the palace and real gold highlights. Each piece in this collection is decorated with multi colour ‘jaali’ work depicting the aura of the Nizams and retraces the sophistication of European royalty.
IZMIR
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Address Home introduces IZMIR to its Crockery line this season which takes inspiration from the Turkish city of Izmir. With pearly luster highlights, this collection depicts Arabic architecture and has intricate decoration in Platinum with fine ‘Jaali’ work.
Noir Collection
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In continuation with the NOIR style of platters, this season the Noir collection extends to complete Dining and Tea Sets. This sophisticated series is developed with an intricate ‘Jaali’ work pattern in Black and white with a central chunk of fuchsia that adds colour to the collection. All the pieces in the Noir collection have a real platinum rim creating a regal effect.
Address Home’s beautifully designed dinnerware collections illuminate and transforms the entire look of the Dining table. So live your dream, indulge and live life king size by indulging in the new collections of dinnerware from Address Home. Hurry. Visit the nearest Address Home store in your city and celebrate everyday life every time you go to your dining table!
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Address Home is a stylish and innovative home decor, lifestyle destination with unique products and eclectic styling ideas. Launched in 2008 by Rajat Singhi, the brand offers home decor solutions and has established itself as a lifestyle brand globally. The brand offers an experience that help clients create their own sense of who they are inside their homes.
Address Home offers everything to furnish and decorate one’s home and provides a complete lifestyle experience. The brand exhibit bespoke plush bed and table linen to cushions, curtain and upholstery fabric in silk, cotton, satin, velvet, jacquard and polyester, embellished with foil printing, contemporary embroidery, crystals, quilting and other types of texturing, including tiny metallic pieces such as vases, lamps, lights and glassware, serving and dining pieces, flowers and candles to complete one’s home. Address Home is a design haven that seamlessly blends the old and the new, providing accessible luxury at affordable prices.

Sanjay Puri: Only Indian Architect to win 33 international awards

Achieved a lot globally, yet remains a very private and understated South Bombayite. With his classic sensibilities, he is an avid traveller, known more in Milan or Italy than within his own turf. That is Sanjay Puri, the world renowned architect for you.

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Brand in himself
Sanjay is a brand in himself and he is the only Indian Architect to will 33 coveted international awards. In fact, he is the only person in the world to have won three awards at MIPIM in March 2013.

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The MIPIM is the equivalent of the Cannes in the field of architecture and design. Sanjay’s project, ‘DCaves’ in Hyderabad has won ‘The Most Sustainable Hotel in the World’ at the A+ Awards in New York last year as well.
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Sanjay Puri and Associates, his firm is known not just for interesting designs, but also for contextual architecture. For instance, 72 screens in Jaipur takes its inspiration from the old traditional ‘jali’ screens of the architectural heritage of the region sheats the building on all sides further reducing the heat gain and rendering the building very energy efficient.
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Also, the Courtyard House in Rajasthan is relatively large house, due to the client requirements, is designed in response to the desert climate of its location and is built sustainably with natural ventilation being facilitated throughout the house and minimised heat gain to increase its energy efficiency.
Notable projects
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Few of his most prominent projects include the Chrome Hotel in Kolkata, DCaves Hotel in Hyderabad, H Hotel Lucknow, The Courtyard House in Rajasthan and more. Sanjay was also in the news lately for the Bombay Arts Society, which was launched in October last year.

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Globally, the firm’s biggest and most noteworthy projects include the Chapel at Murcia in Spain and Teresa 153 in Montenegro. Sanjay, not known in many social circles in India has been featured in over 200 international publications.
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Story behind the Enigma
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It is not every day that one gets to be in the presence of sheer creative genius, which is nothing short of inspiring. One such personality is Sanjay Puri, who has silently but surely been working his way to become the leader in architecture and design in the country.
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In an exclusive interview with Jayashankar Menon, the globally renowned Architect sheds more light on his education, growing up and rising to international fame. Excerpts:

JM: Can you talk about your education and the eventual beginning of your tryst with Architecture?
SP:  After finishing my graduation from Mayo College, I went on to pursue my dream of becoming an Architect and studied from the illustrious Academy of Architecture, Mumbai. My tryst with Architecture began at an early age and my formal training in the subject which gave me the means to channel my creativity in a productive manner. Like all creative minds, I find inspiration everywhere. Of course my biggest inspiration and something that I turn turns to even today is ‘The Fountainhead’ by Ayn Rand. This novel that is one of the greatest books of our times revolves around the life of the protagonist, an Architect who is so driven that he would rather struggle than compromise on his artistic vision. This is the mantra that I follow till today and is the thing that sets me apart from other Architects.

JM: Can you talk about your earlier career?
SP: I began my career by working under the Master Architect of my time: Hafeez Contractor, who taught me a lot of what I know on the subject. Subsequently, I went on to establish my own firm and in 1992 Sanjay Puri Architects was born. From then on there was no looking back. Today I am at the forefront, leading my impressive team of more than 72 employees in several projects in India and around the world.

JM: Your avant-garde architectural style is truly unique and a true expression of your creativity. What is the essence of your design theory?
SP: The essence of my design theory is creating innovative design spaces that are contextual but at the same time sustainable. The main aim is to evoke an exhilarating experience while infusing functionality effectively.

JM: Today you are the leading architect in the country with a name in India as well as overseas. You are the only architect worldwide to win awards in three categories at the latest MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards in France. Besides this you have also bagged over 33 international awards and numerous national awards garnering fame for yourself and your firm. How can you still be simple and down to earth?

SP: By nature, I am quite a simple and straightforward man, and do not believe in unnecessary embellishments on buildings. I prefer to focus on the form of the structure and pay more attention to the way the building feels and not just how it looks. I also do not look like a man who will allow success to go to my head and has managed to remain humble and unassuming in spite of having appeared in over 200 international publications and being a speaker in architectural events in Italy, Spain, Singapore, Serbia, Mexico and The Netherlands.

JM: Please describe your work?
SP: My utmost preoccupation is to evolve innovative design solutions and incorporate the geography of the location in a positive way into the design. Most of my designs have an element or principle of traditional Indian architecture that I try to imbibe in them in my own way. While designing a space, the most important thing to remember is not to hold back, to let your creativity flow undeterred. This is something that is missing in the run of the mill buildings that we see cropping up everywhere nowadays. I try to ensure that every structure I design and create is vastly different and unique from the previous one, and avoid repetition at all costs.

JM: Can you talk about Sanjay Puri Architects?
SP: Founded in 1992, Sanjay Puri Architects (SPA) today is one of the most sought after architectural and design firms in India. With a team of over 72 employees, the firm is an unmatched powerhouse of design. SPA has an extensive design portfolio that includes architectural and interior design projects in fields like hospitality, commercial, retail, educational and entertainment facilities as well as large urban projects and town planning. Currently we are involved in designing over 100 projects in 40 cities across India as well as projects in Montenegro, Spain, UAE and Mauritius.
SPA have won 34 International awards including the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design’s International Architecture Awards 2012 & 2011, the World Architecture Festival Awards 2012, 2011 & 2010 , nine  MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards & 5 World Architecture Community Awards, UK and two Hospitality Design, New York Awards. We also have innumerable national awards to our credit.
Some of the firm’s most notable projects include the Chrome Hotel in Kolkata, D Caves Hotel Hyderabad, D Hotel Lucknow, 72 Screens Jaipur, The Courtyard house Rajasthan and Bombay Arts society. Internationally the firm’s biggest and most noteworthy projects are the Chapel at Murcia Spain and Teresa 153 in Montenegro.

Namrata Kohli: Journalist, Writer, Foodie, Musician all rolled into one

Journalist, writer, foodie, musician, travel buff, all rolled into one, that is Namrata Kohli for you. Namrata is a well known writer and  journalist who has written extensively for domestic and international media. Especially known for her coverage of real estate issues, Namrata’s work has been published in leading publications such as The Times of India, Economic Times, Property Report Asia, and Gulf based magazines.
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Career
Namrata started her career by working with Bennett Coleman and has written on lifestyle, education, food, healthcare and travel. Recently, she edited “Indian Realty Year Book’-a one of a kind coffee table book on Luxury Real Estate with publisher Hundred Communications, in October 2013; which was featured on NDTV Profit.
Creative energies
When not spinning a yarn with words, she loves to infuse her creative energies into food, music or travel. A self confessed foodie, when not eating her mind is still on food – how by she loves to be ‘concocting meals.’ Playing harmonium and exploring new travel destinations are other passion of her life.
Academics
Namrata is a silver medalist in english literature from Delhi University and has done her mass communication from Indian Institute of Mass Communication. (IIMC) She was selected for a special Executive programme at Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad, recently which was sponsored by Goldman Sachs.
Indian Realty Year Book

In a pioneering effort, publishing company Hundred Communications has come out of a first-of-its-kind coffee table book on luxury real estate.
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Indian Realty Yearbook (IRY), the exclusive publication maps the universe of luxury real estate in India. Presenting a snapshot of the Indian luxury market, the book gives a guided tour of key projects in the luxury and branded home segment; cruising along the latest trends and introducing the-best-in-class luxury accessories, gadgets and gizmos. In short, IRY has everything to aid and abet the investor, in his business of cherry picking a home.
Delving into insights that go beyond just ‘facts’, the book deftly captures the ‘facets’ and the essence of luxury. It tries to define luxury in the Indian context, where the luxury residential market in India is headed and the distinguishing characteristics of the Indian luxury home buyer.
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Editor Namrata Kohli who has put together IRY, says that it was ‘just the time’, to capture the luxury end of Indian real estate industry. “Luxury may be just five of the total residential real estate market but growing number of HNIs, makes this space the one to watch out for. In year 2012, India clocked the second highest growth rate of HNI population in the world, next only to Hong Kong, The country has been adding millionaires at one of the fastest rates in the world, and they drive the demand for a life, a living, a living space, which is at par with the best in the world. At the heart of this demand for luxury homes, is the fact, that Indians are becoming affluent, ambitious and aspirational.”
Coffee table book
Informative, insightful and perceptive this coffee table book is supplemented by impactful images that make it a visual treat. But the highlight of the book are perspectives shared from globally acclaimed names on several aspects of Indian luxury real estate – the world’s best, have converged onto one exclusive space ‘By Invitation Only’. Their views ‘quote unquote’ on design, architecture, construction, engineering aspects add value and appeal to the book.
Today, global leaders are betting big on India’s luxury real estate market- Swarovski is seen lending its shine to Indian real estate, Trump giving its trademark to Indian projects, Armani and Versace interior designing of Indian homes, Greg Norman creating premier signature golf courses, Philippe Starck making its foray- we can confidently say that India is where the best minds in luxury space are converging today. Nobody wants to miss a chance of being in India after China, which went from Mao suits to Armani and a ‘luxeplosion’ of sorts in the last decade.
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Atul Pandey, Publisher Indian Realty Yearbook, says that with IRY we have captured, yet another important aspect of the universe of luxury- “As a boutique publishing house, we have so far mapped the segments of beauty, wedding, fashion and lifestyle, in the world of luxury. So far, the luxury residential home space was an unchartered terrain, but we saw potential in this segment. No wonder, there are so many such projects in various stages of construction throughout the country.”
IRY was launched recently by actor Chitrangada Singh, Soha Ali Khan and boxer Vijender Singh at an exclusive event of Indian Realty Awards 2013 held at Hotel Lalit, New Delhi. It was a televised event covered by NDTV Profit.
Hundred Communications (P) Ltd is the name behind some of India’s finest coffee table books across the fields of luxury, fashion, lifestyle, wedding, real estate among others. This boutique publishing house is known for its top end publications. Some of the annual publications include premium fashion guide- Fashion Resource Book and The Great Indian Wedding Book, a luxury coffee table book on signature weddings, launched by Sonam Kapoor last year.
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In an informal chat, Namrata talks about her latest book IRY and other aspects of life to Jayashankar Menon. Excerpts from Interview:

JM: Tell me something about your latest launched coffee table book- IRY?
NK: Indian Realty Yearbook (IRY) is a coffee table book that encapsulates the luxury end of Indian real estate market. India is seeing the advent of branded homes in the organised space – as you know Grand Hyatt Branded Residences, Armani/Versace/Swarovski homes are being launched now, as also the Trump homes, Four Seasons Private residences- all this indicates an appetite for luxury in Indian real estate. These trophy homes or luxury homes celebrate the coming of age of Indian residential real estate. India has recorded the second highest population of HNIs in the world, and logically the first aspect that gets an up gradation is the living space.  There is demand and hence there is supply. Slowly but surely, the story of luxury homes has begun and we felt the urge to document it. Our book aims to be a ready reckoner for anyone looking to buy in this segment, as also create in this segment- in that sense it is targeted at the HNI, as well as the industry stakeholders such as the developers.

JM: You are a well known journalist and writing for leading english daily of India,  so what prompted you to undertake editing of IRY?
NK: I believe this was an exciting opportunity at the right time. I have been tracking real estate for last few years and have developed some insights and interest in this sector. Moreover luxury segment in the real estate sector had not been documented so far in a single place. As they say.. opportunity comes disguised as hard work – you just need to recognise it.

JM: India is the fastest growing economy, luxury segment  is on rise, but still malls  are craving for more sale conversion. Whats your take on this?

NK: True – sales conversion is not adequate. However, there are many high performing retailers, though there are many more under performers. India is a challenging market and one cannot use a cookie cutter approach to succeed here. I feel catering to the Indian buyer is not so easy. We have a certain culture, a set of values and brands that sustain in the long term are those that respect and understand the consumer. The Indian buyer may have a huge appetite for luxury but is value conscious. We may be lavish in taste but discreet in purchase. So, a good brand spends a lot of time understanding the consumer mindset – and evolves itself soon – just copy paste from a foreign market does not always work. As you can see, Mc Donalds sells lots of Aloo Tikki burgers and even KFC serves veggie burgers – these brands have tailored themselves to the market and hence are doing well.

JM: What were the key deciding factor before showcasing any luxury brand in IRY?
NK: To be able to qualify for the book, the brand had to be one with a proven track record, a good reputation and credibility. Two, a presence and interest in India was mandatory – however global in scope, it was important for the brand to have executed a project or be in the stage of execution. For example Foster + Partners is a well known architecture firm and now they are implementing the Ireo township at Gurgaon. Likewise for John Hitchcox’ yoo design studio – their designers such as Jade Jagger and Philip Starcke have designed homes in Pune and Mumbai. There were some brands not ready to talk, yet, about their work, and we respected that – they should feature in our second edition.

JM:What are your future plans? Apart from Indian Realty yearbook, when do you plan to write some book?
NK: A writer breathes through writing – I will embrace just about any project that offers creative excitement and makes for an interesting read. This could range from traditions rooted in the past to the present contemporary issues, the cultural and social milleu, travel and traditions, tourism and weddings – anything that pushes the boundaries of thought and expression. We live in such dynamic times that there is a lot to talk about.

Go quirky with Plushplaza.com and find finest pieces of home decor furniture

Plushplaza.com stocks few of the quirkiest pieces of home decor and furniture you will find around. They have just introduced an interesting range of eye catching furniture as well, according to a company statement.
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Plushplaza.com feature the most unique looking furniture one has to offer. Music lovers can raise a toast with the Guitar bar and bond over the latest tunes with the cassette shaped coffee table. There is lot more, where this came from.
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The tree of life bookshelf, as well as the Wave bookshelf are the perfect addition to a kid’s playing area. For the spiritually inclined, the Yin Yang shelf will add the perfect balance and harmony to your home and enhance your living space. The home decor section boasts of the Fingered Photo Frame, as well as the Pisa Wine holder and The Spinning time clock.
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It is the perfect time of the year to indulge in some exclusive, and edgy home decor accessories not only as a gift for others but a gift for yourself too.

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Ceramiche Trea Gallery Artefacts at ‘Living In Style’ Mumbai

The true essence and beauty of a piece of artefact can be judged from its exterior, however it’s quality can only be truly appreciated by discovering that internally each piece has been painstakingly crafted to form an exquisite object d’art. ‘Living in Style’ has always been associated with opulence and magnificence and ever since the launch of its Gallery of Artefacts named ‘Ceramiche Trea’ it has constantly raised the bar, especially now with its new collection of Ceramic Artefacts. Living in Style has yet again given the discerning individual another reason to smile by presenting its latest and most novel collection of Artifacts from Ceramiche Trea, according to a company statement.
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Artifacts has discovered a completely new and niche segment for itself, as a vast array of people are opting for it to add to their collection or simply for adorning their homes with showpieces made up of ceramic pottery. The high quality ceramics at Living in Style are mainly imported from Italy and include big size items like indoor fountains, vases, columns, lamps etc in ‘Gold and platinum’. All the items are hand crafted and can become the real jewels of your house. Give your home and yourself a lift with new home décor accessories from Living in Stlye. These outstanding accessories and artefacts will undoubtedly make your home look gorgeous.
Afzal Chandiwala, Director, Living in Style said: “The variety of artifacts with elegant themes, paints and their own singularity make them prized possessions. Whatever your needs, you are bound to discover something in Living in Style. With such exclusive options available, a discerning customer simply has to choose the stunning piece of artefacts from Ceramiche Trea that they want to take away and make a part of not just their interiors but one’s lifestyle as well”.
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Living in Style makes your home the castle you always wanted it to be, when you add these superfluous, enhancing and exquisite home furnishing items; they reflect your persona and taste for luxury. This elite section spread over an area of over 2000 sq.ft. provides distinctive home decor accessories for both, indoor and outdoor décor.
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Living in Style, Mumbai started in 1995 is one of the premier sellers of merchandise for the home and office offers a vast selection of high-quality, imported branded furniture, artifacts, accessories, lights and wallpapers expertly designed and crafted, but priced to appeal to value-conscious home decorators. This Super store of imported branded furniture has different levels, from the lower level of Riva Gallery, to level 2 & level 3 of CA style ( Contemporary furniture lounge )  which consist of Comfort Zone, Gazebo Garden lawn , kids world & diva ( designer furniture Studio) etc. Living In Style also has a section named “Limited Edition” which consist various antique and heritage artifacts, accessories, furniture in it. “Office by Living In Style” is a section where one can find a variety of exclusive office furniture. This superstore spread over an area of 45,000 sq.ft houses furniture from 27 international brands like Arredo Classic Italia, Capelleti, FAE, Stellare, Ceramiche Trea, Ahura, J Italia, Venturi Arte, Cevic. B.C., Silik, Vittorio Sabadin, Iris crystal, Vertex, Andy Benson, Treci Italia, Movi (spain), Kelvin Giormani, Calia Italia and many more European brands.
It is also a sole sales agent for Camel Italy group (for India). It exclusively stocks only imported furniture, from a wide range of sofa sets, dinning sets, arm chairs, loungers, recliners, home theaters furniture, massager chairs, centre tables, side tables,  exclusive office furniture, study desks, bar cabinets, kid’s world, bedroom and living room sets etc.

Kajaria Ceramics launch new display centres in Amritsar, Guwahati, Nagpur, Patna and Aurangabad

Kajaria Ceramics Ltd, the tile manufacturing giant, today announced the launch of display centres in Amritsar, Guwahati, Nagpur, Patna and Aurangabad.

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According to a company statement, the display centres innovatively showcase Kajaria’s extensive selection of tiles including ceramic tiles, polished vitrified tiles and glazed vitrified tiles, all set up in an attractive display of design and colours.
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Speaking on the launch, Ashok Kajaria, Kajaria Ceramics Limited said: “We understand that tiles are experiential products and nothing can drive preference quite like visual appreciation.  We are in a business which is increasingly becoming a business of aesthetics. These centres will showcase mock-up bathrooms, walls and floors – helping the visitors visualise the same experience in their homes, by making it tangible. Our comprehensive mock ups bring to life our fantastic designs and allow you to experience what it would be like to have your dream space become a reality. Visitors are free to Mix and Match our available designs to create the perfect combination that satiates their choices”.
Visitors can avail many exciting benefits at these display centres including a touch and feel experience of the complete range of wall and floor tiles that the company has to offer. Systematic and attractive displays to help visitors visually enjoy the products to the fullest.
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In addition to this, Kajaria’s expert team and center managers will consult and guide customers on the basics of tile installation, step by step guidance on the purchasing process so that there are no possible ambiguities. The team will also assist customers in selecting the right designs as per their preference and other material and technical aspect of tiles.
For over 25 years, the brand Kajaria has become synonymous with innovation and customer satisfaction. Today, the company has become a household name for tiling solutions and continues to delight consumers’ delight with perfection. Kajaria is the only company in the tile industry to receive the “Superbrand’ award seven times in a row. It has also been conferred with “Asia’s Most Promising Brand” award in the Premium Tile Category and is the most certified ceramic tile company in the world.
Kajaria Ceramics Limited is the largest Wall and Floor Tile manufacturing company in India with a capacity of 45.2 million square metres per annum and has a turnover of over Rs 1,700 crore. The company has seven manufacturing plants, one each in Sikandrabad (UP), Gailpur (Rajasthan), Vijayawada (AP) and four in Morbi (Gujarat). Kajaria has a pan-India presence with a strong distribution network of about 6,000 dealers and their sub-dealers along with 24 offices-cum-display centres.
Over the years the pace of technological advancement has increased in momentum. New techniques such as digital technology are diligently applied to create tiles that stand apart. Kajaria offers more than 1000 options of Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiles, Polished Vitrified Tiles, and Glazed Vitrified Tiles to the discerning customer.

Boogie Woogie returns in Sony LIV after a four-year long wait

India’s original and most iconic dance reality show, Boogie Woogie, (boogiewoogie.in) returns on your television sets after a four-year long wait. With Sony LIV, you no longer have to worry about missing out on the show’s current or archived episode anymore. Sony LIV, Multi Screen Media (MSM)’s premium video-on-demand service, allows you to catch up on all the episodes and videos from your favourite show as per your convenience, according to a company statement.

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Boogie Woogie episodes will be carried on a dedicated microsite (boogiewoogie.in) hosted on the Sony LIV platform. The site will also allow viewers to check out all archived episodes of the show. SonyLIV.com promises to be the single-point entry into the electrifying world of Boogie Woogie for all those netizens who are often too busy to adhere to the timings on TV.
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Speaking on the availability of Boogie Woogie episodes on Sony LIV, Nitesh Kripalani, Executive Vice-President – New Media, Business Development and Digital/Syndication at Sony Entertainment Network, said: “Boogie Woogie has been the longest-running and one-of-the most successful dance shows on Indian television. Sony LIV gives viewers the opportunity to tune in to the new season without losing the thread of the show’s running episodes. Diehard viewers can catch up with missed episodes using Sony LIV’s online platform. As an added bonus, true blue fans of one of the most entertaining and beloved shows on television can even relive the fun moments of earlier seasons from its 15 year stint through our archives online”.
In addition, new features have been introduced to enhance viewer engagement with the show:

·         Boogie of the day: Sony LIV users can vote for their favourite dance videos depending on which contestant they like best.
·         I am a street dancer:  Users can upload videos of their kids dancing ‘Boogie Woogie style’ and thus share it with fellow dance    lovers on the site.

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Sony LIV continues to uniquely engage viewers in an interactive manner while they enjoy the best of entertainment from the Sony stable. Sony LIV is Multi Screen Media (MSM)’s premium video-on-demand service. Sony LIV platform comprises of 18 years of rich and exclusive content from Sony’s stable, covering genres including drama, comedy, thriller, reality shows and many more. Viewers can watch their favorite current shows and archive shows from Sony LIV, anytime and from anywhere. Sony LIV, the premier Video on Demand brand is available online as well as across all mobile platforms including Google Android, Java, Windows Phone 8, Apple IOS, Windows 8 PCs and tablets.
The platform offers superior immersive user experience through various innovative features. Users can use the Mood Wheel on Sony LIV to watch their favorite video as per their mood/genre; they can create playlists of their choicest of shows through My Q and be rewarded as a LIV Guru, by consuming Sony LIV content.  In addition to original complete content, Sony LIV also offers short content formats like Catch-up episodes, Quickisodes and Short crunch episodes. The platform provides shows across the Sony spectrum including Sony Entertainment Television, MAX, SAB, MIX, with a whole host of movies also in the pipeline.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backs Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network. It comprises Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel; SAB, a family comedy entertainment channel; PIX, the English movie channel; MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel, SIX, India’s Premier Sports Entertainment Channel and LIV, the digital channel. Multi-Screen Media’s channels are available across the Globe and influence over 400 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent, and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide.
SONY Entertainment Television, Sony HD, MAX, SAB, MIX, PIX, SIX, SIX HD, AXN, Animax, Aath, Discovery Channel, Discovery Channel Tamil, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo Discovery Kids and Discovery HD World, it also distributes the leading News network in the country – the TV Today Network channels – Headlines Today, Aaj Tak and Tez and the premium Sports’ channels – Neo Prime and Neo Sports.

Pergo launches natural variation of laminate flooring

Pergo, the global leaders in laminate flooring presents its, patented design feature Natural Variation from Pergo, a unique production process that gives each plank a chalked and rustic look and creating endless pattern variations just like wood. Pergo has always aimed at being simply the best when it comes to laminate flooring and they have kept up to the same commitment, according to a company statement.

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Pergo’s Natural Variation feature is the result of the company’s latest technological advancements aimed at making laminate flooring more sophisticated. Pergo’s various patented technologies are developed to create different looking planks, with a chalked and naturally rustic character. “Natural Variation design feature, we’ve elevated the graph of innovation to a higher level and even closer to the look and feel of a real wood floor.” says Naresh Maheshwari, CEO at Pergo India Pvt. Natural Variation products represent the best combination of the distinctive character of genuine wood flooring with all the advantages of Pergo’s highly durable laminate.

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The Natural Variation is offered in Classic Plank format with four bevelled edges and featuring Pergo’s new Embossed-In-Register (EIR) surface texture. Decors vary from light Blonde Oak to dark Coffee, with Grey and Taupe in between. All Natural Variation products featuring the company’s TitanX™ surface, which makes them suitable for high-wear domestic environments as well as moderate-wear public areas.  Other patented technologies found with these floors include PerfectFold™ for easy installation and Compact SoundBloc™ for built-in sound reduction. The planks are available in (1226x 400mm) and are priced at Rs 235 per square feet.

Indian Realty Yearbook edited by Namrata Kohli unveiled

In a pioneering effort, publishing company Hundred Communications has come out of a first-of-its-kind coffee table book on luxury real estate, according to a press statement.
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Indian Realty Yearbook (IRY), the exclusive publication maps the universe of luxury real estate in India. Presenting a snapshot of the Indian luxury market, the book gives a guided tour of key projects in the luxury and branded home segment; cruising along the latest trends and introducing the-best-in-class luxury accessories, gadgets and gizmos. In short, IRY has everything to aid and abet the investor, in his business of cherry picking a home.
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Delving into insights that go beyond just ‘facts’, the book deftly captures the ‘facets’ and the essence of luxury. It tries to define luxury in the Indian context, where the luxury residential market in India is headed and the distinguishing characteristics of the Indian luxury home buyer.
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Editor Namrata Kohli who has put together IRY, says: “It was ‘just the time’, to capture the luxury end of Indian real estate industry. Luxury may be just five percent of the total residential real estate market but growing number of HNIs, makes this space the one to watch out for. In year 2012, India clocked the second highest growth rate of HNI population in the world, next only to Hong Kong, The country has been adding millionaires at one of the fastest rates in the world, and they drive the demand for a life, a living, a living space, which is at par with the best in the world. At the heart of this demand for luxury homes, is the fact, that Indians are becoming affluent, ambitious and aspirational”.
Insightful
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Informative, insightful and perceptive this coffee table book is supplemented by impactful images that make it a visual treat. But the highlight of the book are perspectives shared from globally acclaimed names on several aspects of Indian luxury real estate – the world’s best, have converged onto one exclusive space ‘By Invitation Only’. Their views ‘quote unquote’ on design, architecture, construction, engineering aspects add value and appeal to the book.
Betting big
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Today, global leaders are betting big on India’s luxury real estate market- Swarovski is seen lending its shine to Indian real estate, Trump giving its trademark to Indian projects, Armani and Versace interior designing of Indian homes, Greg Norman creating premier signature golf courses, Philippe Starck making its foray- we can confidently say that India is where the best minds in luxury space are converging today. Nobody wants to miss a chance of being in India after China, which went from Mao suits to Armani and a ‘luxeplosion’ of sorts in the last decade.
Atul Pandey, Publisher Indian Realty Yearbook pointed out: “With IRY, we have captured yet another important aspect of the universe of luxury. As a boutique publishing house, we have so far mapped the segments of beauty, wedding, fashion and lifestyle, in the world of luxury. So far, the luxury residential home space was an unchartered terrain, but we saw potential in this segment. No wonder, there are so many such projects in various stages of construction throughout the country”.
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IRY was launched recently by actor Chitrangada Singh, Soha Ali Khan and boxer Vijender Singh at an exclusive event of Indian Realty Awards 2013 held at Hotel Lalit, New Delhi.
Hundred Communications (P) Ltd is the name behind some of India’s finest coffee table books across the fields of luxury, fashion, lifestyle, wedding, real estate among others. This boutique publishing house is known for its top end publications. Some of the annual publications include premium fashion guide- Fashion Resource Book and The Great Indian Wedding Book, a luxury coffee table book on signature weddings, launched by Sonam Kapoor last year.