Showing posts from October, 2013

PC Jeweller introduces ‘luxury with literature’ lounge concept ahead of Diwali celebrations

PC Jeweller has enthralled full swing into preparations with new innovations and beautification ahead of the most awaited festival of the year Diwali. To begin the same, PCJ has reworked its flagship store in Karol Bagh’s Bank Street and has also introduced a new concept of ‘Luxury with Literature’ Lounge for the elite high end customers the company caters to. The official curtain raiser for the showroom was held with much fervour and cheering.
On the concept, Mr. Balram Garg, MD, PCJ explains, “The Karol Bagh showroom is the place from where PCJ started its legacy so a lot of sentiments attached to it. We thought to rework the whole place to bring in the contemporary look as we put in our designs. A customer when enters the showroom should immediately connect to the place and should be motivated to buy and not feel like just another shop. We have tried to bring in all the comfort factors, more innovative designs, prominent and soothing interiors which can involve the buyer into the sh…


Unveils India’s largest Kandeel installation 'Irony in Balance' made of over 200 lanterns
As part of ‘Dilwaali Diwali’ campaign, VR Surat to contribute to charity

As a testament of Virtuous Retail’s commitment to public art and celebration, VR Surat, Gujarat’s only communitycentric world class lifestyle destination, today unveiled the country’s largest Kandeel art piece - ‘Irony in Balance,’ which is installed at theRunway. The concept, which is inspired by the kinetic work of the legendary artiste Alexander Calder, comprises more than 200 specially-customised lanterns of varying sizes with striking Ikat prints balanced in an asymmetrical pattern and the entire installation moving in arotational manner.

Commenting on the installation, Anupam Yog, Director, Marketing, Virtuous Retail, said, “Public art can not only enhance and transform a spacebut can also bring people together to fulfill a social and educational purpose. At Virtuous Retail, it’s a tradition to celebrate festiviti…


To display range of over 150 designer items this weekend @ The Arc Luxury Fashion Lounge
Surat, October 26 This festive season, VR Surat, Gujarat’s world class lifestyle destination, introduces Gujarat to a host of exclusive labels never before found in the region. From Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27, shoppers from the city and the region will be treated to a fashion fiesta as Mumbai based multi-brand designer wear store ‘Atosa’ showcases over 150 unique ethnic designer collections at Surat’s first-ever experiential shopping pop-up store located in The Arc, VR Surat's 20,000 square-foot luxury fashion lounge.

The designer collections that will be showcased include Shyam Narayan Prasad- shalwar kurta sets, Studio Virtues tunics and sets, Krishna Mehta, Priyadarshini Rao, Shruti Sancheti, Ravage, Vasavi Shah, Divya Anand, Myoho, Rriso, Hirkani, Alpa and Reena among others.
The Atosa Pop-Up Shop at VR Surat offers experiential shopping at VR Surat, which is rapidly impacting co…

AFCONS bags Rs 567cr marine project in Kuwait

AFCONS Infrastructure Limited, a Shapoorji Pallonji Group company, announces its entry into Kuwait with an offshore marine job for MAA Refinery, KNPC (Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation). AFCONS has bagged the Rs 567crore job as subcontractor to M/S Daelim Industrial Co, Ltd, Seoul, Korea. The scope of work includes procurement and construction of 1.2 km approach trestle and a 355m x 37m loading platform and installation of material handling system, including ship loader, as part of the Sulphur Handling Facilities (revamp & new) project. The project will be completed in 28 months.
The company has successfully executed several projects overseas and has received repeat orders showing its ability to work in multicultural environments and with diverse sets of clients. The company’s strengths include its significant experience and strong track record. It has diversified business and versatile capabilities. It focuses on technology and innovation.

PC Jeweller bags the ‘Large - Plain Precious Metal Jewellery’ Award at 40th Indian Gems and Jewellery Awards

PC Jeweller has been awarded the top honours in the ‘Precious Metal Jewellery Plain’ category at the 40th Indian Gems and Jewellery Awards held in Mumbai. The award organized by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and was judged by an eminent jury panel.
The honour was felicitated by Shri Kapil Sibal, the honourable Minister of Communications and Information Technology and Law and Justice, to Mr. Balram Garg, Managing Director of PC Jeweller Limited. The award recognizes the company’s excellent and meritorious performance in the segment of gems and jewellery export and was based on factors such as export performance, value additions, employment generation and investment on R&D among other parameters during the year 2012-2013.  

The eminent jury panel comprised of Smt. Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director (India & ME), GIA, Shri. K. Subrahmanyan, Executive Director, Union Bank of India and Mr. Pawan Bindal, Director, Dun & Bradstreet. The selection process …


Navratri festivities got a whole new spin this year as VR Surat played host to Glam Garba, an exclusive invite-only event for the Lifestyle Center’s shoppers. Organised in The Runway, the Center’s exclusive fashion boulevard that hosts premium fashion brands, Glam Garba is an annual event property that connects traditional music and dance celebrations with contemporary fashion.

The 2-day event was organised on Friday, Oct 11th and Saturday Oct, 12th, the 7th and 8th nights respectively, of the 9-day traditional festival that is considered the most important cultural celebration in Gujarat. Glam Garba 2013 attracted close to 10,000 Surtis, all stylishly dressed, and swirling to traditional music with an international twist.

VR Surat collaborated with renowned musician, performer and VR Surat Music Ambassador Raghav Sachar to conceptualise this unique event, during which VR Surat shoppers enjoyed red carpet treatment and a fantastic celebration over two nights. Upping the fashion quotient…


Jaipur: TimesPro, the flagship brand of Times Centre for Learning,   as a part of its foray into the education business aims to skill the industry and transform graduates to professionals by offering specific courses in BFSI (Banking and Financial Industry), Media, Organized Retail, Hospitality and Healthcare.
TimesPro has state of the art learning centres in Jaipur, Mumbai, Noida,  Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar. The company is leveraging the group’s extensive resources, knowledge base and technology expertise to provide a first of its kind learning experience.
TimesPro courses are being designed and delivered by industry experts having extensive experience across industry and academia. Its flag ship program - Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Management launched in June 2013 and is catering to the rise in demand for skilled graduates in the banking industry.
Mr Deepak Lamba, President, Times Centre for Learning, said,“We are happy to be in Jaipur and our endeavour is to e…

All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation opposes Hallmarking certicard

·GJF Chairman writes to Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Mr. KV Thomas ·GJF Chairman calls the proposed move ‘cumbersome’, ‘impractical’, ‘expensive’ and ‘time consuming’ ·Urges policy makers to taken industry stakeholders into confidence while framing new rules or changing them ·GJF recommends that the two BIS Commitees on Hallmarking be merged
Mumbai: October 14, 2013: The All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) has opposed the national standards body Bureau of Indian Standards proposal to issue a certicard for the jewellery retailers in metropolitan cities for every piece of jewellery sold. In a letter written to Hon. Minister of Consumer Affairs Mr. KV Thomas, GJF’s Chairman Mr. Haresh Soni has called the proposed BIS Hallmarking move ‘cumbersome’, ‘impractical’, ‘expensive’ and ‘time consuming’ and earnestly requested the policy makers to take the jewellery industry into confidence while framing rules or changing them. GJF has always supported BIS initiatives in improvi…

Tree House High School observes “Traffic Rules Awareness Week” in Pune

Tree House High School, Karve Nagar, Pune is observing “Traffic Rules Awareness Week” in Pune to educate its students about the various aspects of ‘Safety on the Road’. Mr. B.B. Mujawar, Sr. Inspector, Traffic Branch, Pune, inaugurated the “Traffic Park” created in the school by Tree House teachers and students. Senior members of the Pune Traffic Police Department explained traffic rules and guided the students, the faculty, housekeeping staff and more importantly the vehicle drivers of the school. They also distributed booklets on road safety guidelines
Commenting on the new initiative Mr. Rajesh Bhatia, Managing Director, Tree House Education and Accessories Limited, said “Tree House Education is very sensitive about the safety and care of all its students. We are committed to provide all our children a secure environment within the school as well as in the vehicles they use to travel to the school. I appreciate the initiative taken by our school principal and efforts put in by senior…

AFCONS-IRCON Joint Venture bags Rs 453 cr Railway Project in Bangladesh

AFCONS Infrastructure Limited, a Shapoorji Pallonji Group Company and the third-largest construction group in India, in a joint venture with Indian Railways PSU IRCON Limited has signed a contract agreement with Bangladesh Railway for the work of a Railway Bridge with approach rail lines. The project, estimated to cost around ₹ 453 crore (BDT 567 crore), is expected to be completed in 30 months.
The project involves doubling of Dhaka-Chittagong Railway corridor which is considered to be the backbone of Bangladesh Railway infrastructure.
AFCONS explores new initiatives and businesses in areas of infrastructure development and looks for alliances through joint venture partnerships. This has reaped benefits in terms of delivering projects successfully and that, too, with a touch of class.
The company has successfully executed several projects overseas and has received repeat orders showing its ability to work in multicultural environments and with diverse sets of clients. The company’s stre…

Virtuous Retail kicks off phase II retail launch in Surat

Global fashion brands like Zara, and Marks and Spencer are headed to the new retail hub “VR Surat”, positioned as an integrated retail city centre and community lifestyle destination.
On the eve of the 9-day Navratri celebrations, which marks the beginning of the festive season, Virtuous Retail announced the Phase II launch of India's first and Surat's only world-class integrated retail city centre & community lifestyle destination - VR Surat.

Anupam Yog, Marketing Director, Virtuous Retail, said, "VR Surat's Retail Launch comes on the back of a very successful Phase I Community Launch in May 2013, which saw close to 1.5 million footfalls. With our Phase II Retail Launch, we celebrate fashion and style in a way Surat has not experienced before. 50 new stores will open doors taking our overall brand count to over a 100. We are pleased to bring internationally acclaimed brands such as Marks & Spencer and Zara to the heritage city of Surat. As always, we have adde…

Celebrate Navratri in style with acclaimed singer musician Raghav Sachar’s unique ‘Glam Garba’ @ VR Surat

Join Raghav Sachar, Sonu Kakkar, DJ Akbar Sami, DJ A-Myth and Jankee at The Runway on October 11th and 12th

This Navratri Surat is going to be a hot & happening destination with the “Glam Garba” concept being introduced by acclaimed singer, musician and VR Surat’s Music Ambassador Mr Raghav Sachar. 

VR Surat, an integrated community-oriented premium Lifestyle Shopping Center, will play host to Glam Garba, an exclusive invite-only event only for VR Surat shoppers. 

The event is a two-day Garba celebration on October 11th and 12th that gives the traditional dance and festivities a modern and international twist. VR Surat collaborated with acclaimed musician, performer and VR Surat Music Ambassador Raghav Sachar to conceptualise and create this unique event. Westside, Global Desi and AND are ‘Style Partners’  for the event. VR Surat is running a ‘Shop the Look’ campaign for Glam Garba to drive the season’s latest fashion trends.  Speaking on behalf of VR Surat,Mr.Paresh Mishra, Director …


Surat, October 2, 2013 – On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, VR Surat, an integrated community-oriented premium Lifestyle Shopping Center in association with `Life Cycling Green Group` has united the city’s youth for a common cause. Nationally acclaimed theatre personality Mr. Yazdi N. Karanjia, VR Surat’s Cultural Ambassador flagged off a group of 144 youngsters who cycled down from VR Surat to the end of Dumas Road, emphasizing the message given by India’s Father of The Nation - “Be the change you want see in the World”.  Mr. M. K. Das, Surat Municipal Commissioner addressed the rally of these volunteers at Dumas Beach.  An experiential zone was created at VR Surat in “Dumas Square” by installing a large size Charkha, with volunteers spinning the charkha as a part of demonstration. In addition, commemorative inscriptions of Gandhiji's quotes were displayed along with life size mascot and cut-outs of Mahatma Gandhi in the ‘Center Court’ area.
VR Surat also created a special zone at …