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CUMI AWUKO Abrasives GmbH Showcased Abrasive Solutions at IILF 2023

CUMI AWUKO Abrasives GmbH, a subsidiary of Carborundum Universal Limited (CUMI), participated in the 36th edition of the India International Leather Fair (IILF) held during Feb 1-3, 2023 at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai. CUMI AWUKO Abrasives showcased their versatile range of abrasive solutions for leather industry at the Leather Fair. AWUKO’s comeback in the market was kicked off by the company’s acquisition by CUMI in February 2022 for €8 million.


AWUKO is carving its path ahead with CUMI (a Murugappa Group company) providing critical raw materials from its facilities across the globe and access to other common resources like distribution. This acquisition is also key to CUMI’s expansion plans in Europe.

This year, the IILF had on display the entire range of products relating to leather industry from raw material to finished products, along with machinery, chemicals, components, etc. The event witnessed participation from over 400 domestic and overseas companies.

Speaking on the occasion, Thomas Mller, Head of Global Sales, CUMI AWUKO said, “It’s such a pleasure for me to represent our company on that common booth. The bright signal we send out to the leather industry is reaching worldwide potentials and customers. Together we are able to show that we, CUMI and AWUKO, are united for using our strengths to create synergies in serving the market.”

Ninad Gadgil, Business Head – Abrasives, CUMI said, “AWUKO is a 120-year-old leading brand in coated abrasives with a rich history of solutions tailor-made for the global leather industry. CUMI AWUKO is delighted to take part in the India International Leather fair and reconnect with customers in a physical environment after nearly three years. AWUKO’s unmatched product quality and application engineering combined with CUMI’s nation-wide sales and service network makes us very confident of meeting and exceeding the needs of our leather industry customers.”

About Murugappa Group

Founded in 1900, the INR 547 Billion (INR 54,722 crores) Murugappa Group is one of Indias leading business conglomerates. The Group has 29 businesses including ten listed Companies traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Ltd., CG Power and Industrial Solutions Ltd., Cholamandalam Financial Holdings Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Parry Agro Industries Ltd., Shanthi Gears Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd. and Wendt (India) Ltd.

The Group holds leadership position in several product lines including Abrasives, Technical Ceramics, Electro Minerals, Auto Components & Systems, Power Conversion Equipment, Transformers & Reactors for the Power T&D segment, Solutions for Railways in Rolling Stock & Signalling Equipment, Bicycles, Fertilisers, Sugar, Tea and Spirulina (Nutraceuticals). The Group has forged strong alliances with leading international companies such as Groupe Chimique Tunisien, Foskor, Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Advanced Materials, Yanmar & Co. and Compagnie Des Phosphat De Gafsa (CPG). The Group has a wide geographical presence all over India and spanning 6 continents.

Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Montra, Mach City, Ballmaster, Ajax, Rhodius, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor, Shanthi Gears and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The Group fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 59,000 employees.

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BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital’s Revamped Cancer Centre to Promote Holistic Healing for Cancer Patients and Their Families

The hospital redesigned its oncology department to make the area more therapeutic and uplifting in response to comments from cancer patients and their families.

To make the experience of cancer patients more comfortable while waiting for their consultations, an unwait area with a library shelf with inspirational literature, herbal teas, light music, and modern seats instead of conventional chairs was added.

A short cancer film was screened that highlighted the bravery of cancer patients as well as the familys collective fight against the illness.

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital observed World Cancer Day with a number of new activities in honour of their cancer patients and as a step toward delivering a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment and rehabilitation.

Inauguration of oncology department by Sri Sri Dr. Prakashnath Swamiji, MD, BGS and SJB Group of Institution and Hospitals

The hospital officially opened its newly renovated oncology department, which was designed with the requirements of cancer patients and their families in mind to provide them with a soothing and more revitalising environment while receiving cancer treatment.A waiting area with motivational literature for patients to read and take home, herbal tea, soulful music, and enhanced seating chairs are all present in the lovely place, which is packed with inspiring tales of cancer fighters. These elements help to lower stress and improve care.

Sri Sri Dr. Prakashnath Swamiji, Managing Director of the BGS & SJB Group of Institutions & Hospitals in Bengaluru, as well as doctors including Dr. Monika Pansari, Dr. Karthik K Prasad, Dr. Rajeev Vijayakumar, Dr. Govind Eriat, Dr. Prerana S Nesargi, Dr. Mathangi J, cancer survivors, members of the privileged community, corporate executives, and hospital personnel attended the departments inauguration.

Speaking during the screening and films premier, Biju Nair, Cluster COO at Bengalurus Gleneagles Global Hospitals, remarked, “The bravery of our cancer patients and their families inspires us every day. Launching this short film is our attempt to recognise their fortitude and to convey the idea that we are all in this together during one of their most difficult phases. The battle against cancer is not only about one person; it affects the whole family. We are making every attempt to make their journey as comfortable as possible.

Commenting on the significant advancements in cancer treatment and research as well as the advantages it offers patients, Dr. Govind Eriat, Consultant Hematology, Hemato-Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation, added, “Of all cancer subspecialties, the amalgamation of cutting edge molecular advancements and affordable Indian generics, has been most impactful in the realm of haematology, hematological cancers and immunology, as they have translated into bedside care, at an affordable cost.

Stem cell transplantation is now more accessible to deserving patients, like leukemia and myelomas and refractory lymphomas, in addition to Thalassemia and sickel cell disease.

Newer immunotherapy platforms like using genetically modified T cells called CAR-T cells are now a reality, which will help patients whose blood cancer has not responded to standard of care, in the high risk and refractory segment.

The unfavourable side effects that an allogeneic transplant delivers have been minimised by T-cell-based graft management procedures, which are now commonplace. Although the price is prohibitive right now, in a few years it will be affordable for a lot more individuals.

The enterprise of national and international bone marrow registries to help patients without a family donor, had already saved well over 10000 lives, giving their families a second chance.

Mesenchymal stromal cells are being used experimentally to help neuroregeneration, to help patients with spinal cord injuries.”

A vigorous cancer detection and awareness effort is required due to the worrisome rise in cancer incidence. Although there has been progress in raising knowledge of the possibility of getting cancer, there is still a real gulf between what the average person knows about the illness and what can actually be done to screen or diagnose it in himself or his loved ones.

Dr. Karthik K Prasad, Consultant Surgical Oncologist, commented on the initiatives the hospital is taking to raise awareness and the role of each individual to support cancer patients, saying, “BGS Gleneagles global hospital takes this opportunity to make use of social media for closing the care gap in cancer treatment by emphasising on the collective social responsibility of the public towards this. Every individual in the society is encouraged to develop empathy towards cancer patients and help atleast one person close the care gap and reach out to appropriate cancer caregivers. Sharing of an individual person’s effort on the social media would motivate a thousand others to do the same. We the oncology team at BGS Gleneagles global hospital encourage sharing posts on “how I helped a cancer patient” and share it on instagram with the #we closed the care gap.

What if we tell you Cancer need not be the end of life Cancer was never meant to be scary; it is the way we look at it. To view short film, clickhere.

About BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital, Kengeri, Bengaluru

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital at Kengeri, Bengaluru is one of Karnataka’s most renowned multi-organ transplant and tertiary care multi-specialty hospital, with specialization in Gastroenterology, Cancer Care, Neurosciences, Renal Sciences and Cardiac Sciences. The NABH and NABL accredited hospital operates 450 beds. A modern Cath Lab, 6 operation theatres and advanced imaging services (Trubeam STX and Tesla MRI) offer cutting edge emergency and critical care management, in accordance with internationally approved clinical protocol.

Over one and a half decades of clinical excellence has earned the hospital tie-ups with all major cashless health insurance players and is the preferred choice hospital of all major corporates in the neighbourhood. The hospital also offers Video Consult services to its patients in India, Africa, and the SAARC nations.

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital is a part of IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare providers. With its full spectrum of integrated services, dedicated people, reach and scale, and commitment to quality and safety, IHH aspires to be the world’s most trusted healthcare services network, united by a single purpose: to touch lives and transform care.


‘Never Take Short Cuts’ – Advice to the 400+ Graduates of Whistling Woods International at the 15th Convocation

Whistling Woods International (WWI) has been the epitome of honouring creativity and world-class education, thereby providing the perfect blend of theoretical learning coupled with practical exposure. As Asia’s premier Film, Communication & Creative Arts institute celebrated its 15th Convocation, the brilliant minds joined the ranks of India’s media and entertainment landscape. During the ceremony, the graduating students were felicitated by the distinguished guests and faculty of WWI.

400+ students from Whistling Woods International graduated in the presence of Mr. Jeetendra & Mr. Leslee Lewis

Making the ceremony further memorable was the sand art display as a tribute to WWI’s Founder and Chairman, Mr. Subhash Ghai, commemorating his journey as a visionary, filmmaker and educationist by the students and faculty of WWI. In addition, the conferring of the Maestro Award 2023 to Mr. Jeetendra, veteran actor & producer and Mr. Leslee Lewis, legendary music composer and performer in the presence of Shyam Benegal, veteran Indian filmmaker, & screenwriter, and keynote speakers – Neeraj Roy, MD and CEO, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment and Uday Singh, MD, Motion Picture Association made the event distinctive.

Congratulating the graduating batch of students, Subhash Ghai, advised, “Never take shortcuts, always plan ahead of your time and look beyond the obvious. As knowledgeable and emerging individuals, I am sure that you will add value to this evolving M&E industry.”

Mr. Jeetendra, Maestro Award 2023 recipient took the opportunity to share words of encouragement with the graduating batch and said, “I congratulate the graduating students today, and am hopeful that the future of the media industry will prosper with your contribution as trained and skilled professionals.”

Delivering the keynote speech, Mr. Neeraj Roy, mentioned, “Be curious beyond imagination. Be ready to face the professional world with zest and emerge successful, to create an impactful story of your journey.” Furthermore, Uday Singh, commenced his speech by adding, “Nana karobi, ya oki,” which in simple words meant, “Fall seven times to rise eight times.”

As the convocation ceremony entered its concluding phase, Mr. Ravi Gupta, Dean, WWI and Mr. Rahul Puri, Head of Academics, WWI along with other dignitaries conferred the graduating students with the certificates. The commendations were presented to the best performing students across all the schools along with honouring the valedictorians for the Class of 2022.

On a closing note, Meghna Ghai Puri, President, WWI said, “Please have a lot of gratitude in your hearts, specially for your parents as this is the day where you determine and take an oath to fulfil their dreams. I wish you all the best and Im happy to be a part of your exciting and adventurous journey.”

The day ended with unbeatable excitement and eagerness as the students embarked on a journey with optimism to make a credible mark in the industry.

About Whistling Woods International

Whistling Woods International (WWI) is Asia’s premier Film, Communication and Creative Arts institute. Founded by one of India’s leading filmmakers-Subhash Ghai, WWI is one of the largest and best media institutes in the country. WWI offer courses that vary in duration from 1 year to 4 years catering to all major verticals of the Media & Entertainment industry, namely Acting, Animation & Game Design, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Music Production & Composition, Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting, Sound Recording & Design, Visual Effects, Media Management, Event Management, Sports & Esports Management, Fashion & Costume Design and Visual Communication Design. All the courses are offered under an agreement with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD).


HELLO! India Art Awards is Back with its Second Edition to be Held in Delhi on February 5

HELLO! magazine, published by the RP Sanjiv Goenka Group, is all set to host the second edition of HELLO! India Art Awards on the 5th of February 2023 in New Delhi. The HELLO! India Art Awards is an annual marquee property that identifies and fosters visionaries in the art field across India.

Avarna Jain – Chairperson Editorial Board HELLO!

The awards felicitate and appreciate the works of established artists, upcoming talent, new media, individual and group exhibitions, galleries that curate and showcase excellent artwork, various mediums of expression and every domain of artistic excellence there is in India today. The awards are aimed to precede the India Art Fair every year.

Talking about the event, Avarna Jain, Chairperson Editorial Board HELLO! says, “We are happy to present the second edition of the HELLO! India Art Awards. Our aim is to honour and encourage individual thought and expression, across all mediums, and celebrate creativity in all its forms. I am grateful to our jury members for their time, and congratulate all the nominees.”

The jury of the prestigious awards includes the following acclaimed individuals:

Tasneem Z Mehta – Art Historian, Writer, Curator and Designer

Rahaab Allana – Art Curator and Publisher

Anita Dube – Artist

Kiran Nadar – Chairperson Kiran Nadar Museum Of Art, Trustee Shiv Nadar Foundation, Philanthropist and Art Collector

The award categories for HELLO! India Art Awards 2023 are:

Non-Profit Initiations Of The Year

Most Notable Book Of The Year

Critical Writer Of The Year

Breakthrough Artist/Practice Of The Year

Curator Of The Year

Critical Voice Of The Year

Exhibition Of The Year (Institutional)

Public Art Initiative Of The Year

Exhibition Of The Year (Gallery)

Emerging Artist Of The Year

Art Patron Of The Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Contribution To Contemporary Art In South Asia

HELLO! India Art Awards 2023 are administered and partnered by Casa Fleur – Decor Partner, Royal Ranthambore – Pouring Partner, Janavi India – Gifting Partner, Priyanshi Saxena – Curator and Shrine Empire Galley – Consultants.

About HELLO! magazine

HELLO! was launched in 1988 by publisher Eduardo Snchez Junco, owner and chairman of Spains HOLA! Magazine. HELLO! India was launched as a monthly magazine in 2007 and soon rose through the ranks to become one of the most popular publications in the country on all things luxury lifestyle and celebrity. HELLO! carved out a niche for itself for gaining exclusive access to celebrities and their exquisite homes and also for its coverage of Indian royalty, society and the corporate world in beautiful features and spreads in its pages.

About RP Sanjiv Goenka Group

With a US $7 billion asset base the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group is one of Indias fastest growing conglomerates with a significant global presence. The Group has 50,000 employees and over five hundred thousand shareholders. The Groups businesses include power and energy, chemicals, retail, IT-enabled services, FMCG, education, media, entertainment, and sports.

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Actor Manav Sohal Makes his Directorial Debut with Main Raj Kapoor Ho Gaya, a Film Dedicated to his Admiration for the Showman

Actor-director Manav Sohal, Shravani Goswami paid tribute to Raj Kapoor by launching the song Ek Tara Hoon from their film Main Raj Kapoor Ho Gaya at RK Studio, Mumbai. On this occasion, Manav Sohal, who has acted in many TV shows including Mahabharat, Shaktimaan, Aryaman presented a tribute to the great showman with a signature pose of Raj Kapoor and Nargis Dutt at the gate of RK Studio. Manav Sohal was dressed like Raj Kapoor with an umbrella and hat. On this occasion Shravani Goswami, who is currently seen in Nath, a TV show on Dangal, posed with Sohal.

Smita Dongre, Manav Sohal, Shravani Goswami and Jiten Mukhi

Manav said, “I am a big fan of Raj Kapoor Saheb and in this film also I am playing the role of one of his fans. This film is close to my heart and a special film for my career. I have written the story and directed as well as played the lead role. All the songs of the film are melodious.”

Manav Sohal shared further, “I have been a big fan of Raj Kapoor Saheb since childhood and the story of this film is not based on the biography of Raj Kapoor, but the story of a fan of Raj Kapoor. Main Raj Kapoor Ho Gaya is the story of a fan who considers Raj Kapoor as everything in his life. Through this film, I have tried to present Raj Kapoors philosophy on screen. The pandemic has taught us the importance of relationships and loved ones. Raj Sahebs thinking was very straight in that era. He used to present the character of a common man on screen very easily. This film also gives the message of love, relationships, brotherhood and humanity.”

The film is produced by Mukesh Sharma, Arpit Garg and Arshad Siddiqui and made under the banner of Infovision Entertainment and Mumbai Talkies Company.The film is releasing in theaters on 17 February 2023.


On World Cancer Day, BD India Launches the PortShala Microsite for Healthcare Professionals and Patients

Aligned with its commitment to patient safety, BD (Becton, Dickinson, and Company), launched a microsite for healthcare professionals and patients on World Cancer Day. It is also the second anniversary of BD India’s Portshala initiative.


Portshala is a medical education program for healthcare professionals that was conceptualized to create awareness on Chemoports and the lifestyle benefits that they offer to patients. These include painless delivery of chemotherapy drugs through a single port without requiring need for multiple access points thereby eliminating the need to find a suitable vein at each chemo session.

Atul Grover, Managing Director-BD-India/South Asia said, “Our educational outreach program Portshala is specifically built to generate awareness around cancer and the benefits of using advanced vascular access devices during cancer treatment. On the occasion of World Cancer Day, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Portshala microsite for healthcare professionals and patients. The microsite encloses information on advanced vascular access devices like chemoports and how they can enhance the quality of life for patients.At BD, patient care and safety continue to be the bedrock of what we do, and such initiatives that enable improved treatment solutions to reiterate our commitment to Advancing the world of health.

Chemotherapy is one of the common treatment lines for cancer that is aimed at killing cancer cells, preventing it from spreading, and slowing the growth rate. For the intravenous chemo drug delivery process, the drugs need to be given through a Vascular Access Device (VAD) such as IV cannula, PICC line, or a chemoport. A chemoport is an advanced VAD that is surgically placed under the skin for easy and repeated access.

Highlighting the benefits of Chemoports, Dr. Sandeep Nayak, Senior Director- Surgical Oncology, Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery, Fortis Cancer Institute, and MACS Clinic, Bangalore says, “Cancer patients often go through intravenous treatment to receive chemotherapy, medications, and blood transfusions. Unfortunately, this also results in multiple needle pricks for the patient as most of the time the vein is not easily detected. The process becomes very painful for the patient. The benefit of the chemoport is that it stays in place through the treatment duration. The maintenance of the port is also very simple and the patient does have to do anything about it.”

Oncologists all over the world are recognizing the advantages of using Chemoports rather than traditional cannulas. The ports can stay in place as long as the physician recommends. So, unlike cannulas, one doesn’t need to replace it frequently and thus has lesser visits to the hospital. A study indicates that 92% of the patients had an improved quality of life with chemo ports.

Patients and physicians can seek mutual benefit from chemoports as they are multi-functional and can also be used for delivering fluids and transfusions, collecting blood samples for lab testing, and injecting dye for PET and CT scans.

About BD

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to healthcare.


ART Fertility Hosts ANNO-the 1st International Fertility Conference in India

The conference focused on the increasing need for affordable and effective fertility treatments.

The event was attended by the finest researchers and clinicians from India and abroad.

ART Fertility Clinics today hosted the First World Fertility Conference ANNO 2023 at the Hyatt Regency in Delhi. The conference attracted 200+ doctors from India and over 15 international medical faculty from around the world. The conference was graced by Dr. Human Fatemi, and other eminent IVF experts, including Prof. Pasqualino Loi, Dr. Barbara Lawrenz, Prof. Sara Brucker, Dr. Laura Melado Vidales, and Prof. Luca Gianaroli. The conferences theme was Reproduction in an Individualised Medicine Era.

Leading experts in the field of fertility gather for ANNO 2023, the first international conference by ART Fertility Clinics in India

The conference focused on how ART has made significant strides in patients medical and clinical care over the past two decades. It also underscored the importance of ARTs active involvement in human reproductive research.

Indias IVF market size was estimated at $793.27 Million in 2020 and is expected to reach $3,721.99 Million by 2030 at a CAGR of 16.45%. The market growth can be attributed to the rising prevalence of infertility among couples, growing awareness of assisted reproductive treatments, and supportive government initiatives.

The conference highlighted that the practice of commercial surrogacy or hiring a surrogate mother in India is prohibited in all its forms by any surrogacy clinics, gynaecologists, embryologists, or other medical professionals. This will now facilitate more avenues for research related to more advanced fertility treatments.

Furthermore, Indias 2021 Act permits the option of altruistic surrogacy. Also, Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act 2021, passed by the Parliament in December 2021, provides regulations for assisted reproductive technology clinics and banks, prevents misuse, and ensures the safe and ethical practice of ART services.

Speaking at the conference, Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Group Medical Director, of ART Fertility Clinics said, “Assisted reproduction technology (ART) has come a long way in recent years, with advancements in areas such as preimplantation genetic testing, in-vitro maturation, time-lapse imaging, artificial intelligence, and gene editing. These developments have not only improved success rates in ART but also enabled individualized medicine, where treatment is tailored to a patients specific medical and genetic needs. The integration of personalised medicine and telemedicine in ART have also ensured better diagnosis, management, and access to care for patients.”

ANNO 2023 provided IVF experts with the perfect platform to exchange scientific ideas on infertility – a global health issue affecting millions of individuals of reproductive age.

This event was unique in that it brought together specialists from around the world to discuss the latest developments in IVF treatments and share their collective knowledge and experience towards the goal of expanding access to effective infertility solutions.

About ART Fertility Clinics

ART Fertility Clinics has established itself as a global leader in fertility treatments and research due to clinical excellence in delivering the highest pregnancy success rates, cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, and proprietary research and techniques. Over the last seven years, ART Fertility Clinics has grown to become the Middle Easts leading institute for Human Reproductive Medicine, with clinics in Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Al Ain, and Dubai. As part of Gulf Capitals global expansion initiative, ART Fertility expanded its presence in India with six fully operational clinics across the country from the year 2021 onwards and more than 20 clinics already planned to open in India, Europe, Asia, and globally.

ART Fertility is well-known throughout the world for its research and advancements in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). ART Fertility brings exceptional standards of processes, protocols, and policies that have helped thousands of births to date with international expertise and region-specific know-how. Visit ART Fertility Clinics online and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


Gift a Sleepwell Mattress to Newlyweds this Wedding Season

Sleepwell, India’s top mattress brand has introduced the concept of gifting a mattress as a wedding gift through its newly launched multi-media campaign “Gift well with Sleepwell“.

Gift well with Sleepwell

As tiring as wedding rituals are for the couple getting married, their friends and family tend to get stressed over too, over suitable gifting options. Therefore, what could be a better gift to the newlyweds than a comforting Sleepwell mattress

Created by Sideways Consulting and launched across television, social media, OTT and other platforms, the campaign features a newly-wed couple going through the mandatory ceremonies of the wedding, meeting and greeting everyone, all through the day. As they enter their bedroom at the end of the day tired and exhausted, they discover much to their joy and gratitude that someone has gifted them a Sleepwell mattress.

Gift well with Sleepwell

Speaking about the campaign, Abhijit Avasthi, Founder – Sideways Consulting, said, “The campaign was as much fun as weddings themselves. It’s a great start to our relationship with Sleepwell. As we look to build a strong brand, we’re sure this will be the first of many interesting campaigns we do as a team.”

“Indian weddings are not just big, but they are also the most chaotic and tiresome,” said Nilay Moonje & Sameer Sojwal, Creative Heads & ECDs – SidewaysConsulting. “To the hassled newly-weds, what could possibly be the best and most appropriate gift Well, the gift of comfort at the end of the craziest day of their lives. And that is what we attempted to present in the most memorable way.”

Gift well with Sleepwell

Mr. Rakesh Chahar; Director, Marketing & Sales – Sheela Foam Limited, the parent company of Sleepwell, said, “Sleep is an important part of our life, more so, the role of a right mattress in getting good sleep. To highlight this, we found weddings to be an important life occasion as it is enjoyable but can be very busy and tiring. Thus, a good mattress giving good sleep plays the right role on a wedding occasion. We are confident that consumers will love the idea of the Sleepwell mattress as a good gift to married couples and further enhance the love people have for the brand.”

Gift Well with Sleepwell

Watch the “Gift well with Sleepwell” campaign at

​About the Sleepwell Brand
Sleepwell is a market leader for best mattresses, pillows and home comforting products in India. It has a nationwide presence with over 5000 exclusive retail outlets and more than 3000 multi-brand outlets. Sleepwell constantly strives to keep up with the evolving needs of its consumers and offers personalised products that suit their lifestyles.


Real Estate Stalwarts Applaud Urban Infra Push in Union Budget 2023

The Union Budget 2023-24 includes a swathe of favourable policies and reforms that promise a considerable boost to urban infrastructure and affordable housing. For example, the outlay of PM Awas Yojana Fund has been increased by 66% to Rs. 79,000 crore in this budget as a significant step towards creation of housing for all.

Budget 2023 an insider

The Finance Minister has also announced 33% hike in capital expenditure to Rs. 10 lakh crore for infrastructure development. Moreover, an Urban Infrastructure Development Fund (UIDF) is also planned to be set up to create urban infrastructure in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. The real estate industry leaders in the meanwhile have cheered the budget for its unwavering focus on stirring the demand in both residential and commercial segments.

Mr. Manoj Gaur, President CREDAI NCR and CMD Gaurs Group said, “An increased capital outlay for a third year in a row to INR 10 lakh crore amounting to 3.3% of the GDP, a hike of 66% to over 79,000 crore for PM Awas Yojana and the 9,000-crore Credit Guarantee Scheme for MSMEs will have a positive multiplier effect on economic growth and help realize the PM’s vision for ‘Housing for All.”

The Union Budget 2023 has rightly emphasised on boosting the healthy consumer demand in the realty sector apart from enhancing the ease of doing business. The honourable finance minister has also showcased her keen inclination towards urban infrastructure development in tier-II-III cities with the announcement of the fund of Rs. 10000 crore per annum for this purpose. Such an encouraging move will further drive real estate growth all across the country,” added Mr. Ashish Bhutani, CEO, Bhutani Infrastructure.

Budget 2023 will help drive growth in the Indian realty sector with its emphasis on upgrading infrastructure and boosting demand in the residential segment. The demand for luxury properties has been already growing rapidly and we expect the market to become much more favourable for the HNIs to invest on the back of the increased thrust of the government on boosting the urban infrastructure,” said Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman, Danube Group.

Mr. Ajay Chaudhary, CMD, Ace Group opined, “We welcome the Union Budget 2023 for its significant announcements enabling the real estate sector to march on the growth trajectory. The announcement like increased income tax rebate limit from Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 7 lakh in new tax regime will sustain demand creation in both affordable and luxury housing segments. Apart from giving more disposable income in the hands of the consumers, the concerted focus of this budget on encouraging reforms in urban planning will further boost India’s already thriving real estate sector.”

Mr. Sanjay Gupta, CMD, APL Apollo Tubes said, “Considered as the backbone of the country’s infrastructure growth, the steel industry is here to get a considerable boost with the inclusion of infrastructure development into the seven priorities of Budget 2023. We equally welcome the respected Finance Minister’s comprehensive focus on proposing 100 critical transport infrastructures for last and first-mile connectivity with an investment of Rs 75000 crore that promises the demand for steel to stay robust in the market. The annual allocation of Rs. 10000 crore for urban infrastructure development will also lead to demand creation for steel.”

Riding high on the encouraging policies announced in Budget 2023-24, the demand in real estate sector is expected to grow. Above all the rationalisation of income tax would definitely encourage some of the fence-sitters to enter the market and purchase their choicest properties.


Sany Bharat Swoons Crowd at BAUMA CONEXPO

Sany Bharat demonstrated its product strength and versatility at the ongoing BAUMA CONEXPO in Greater Noida. In one of the biggest display of the exhibition, Sany Bharat has exhibited around 21 machines for various infrastructure related applications such as excavation, hoisting, mining, deep foundation along with road and port equipment. 12 new machines have been launched by Sany Bharat in this exhibition. Sany Bharat has announced a completely new product vertical that will offer road equipment to Indian road contractors. The company is also celebrating a major milestone of manufacturing and supplying of 25,000 equipment at various infrastructure development projects across the country. Visitors to this expo got a sneak peek of these newly launched machines that come with Sany’s technologically advanced design, ease of operations and reliability. Due to its resolute growth coupled with the trust placed by the customers and stakeholders, Sany Bharat now manufactures more than 50 construction equipment machines at its factory in Chakan, Pune. It will continue to expand the product offerings in 2023 as well with focus on automation, sustainability and quality.

Sany Bharat launches new machines at bauma CONEXPO

Speaking on the momentous occasion, Mr. Deepak Garg, Managing Director, Sany Bharat and South Asia said, “It was an exhilarating moment to launch our products at a popular expo like Bauma. Like always, we expected a great response and, true to our belief, we saw many product enquiries turning into sales at the venue itself. The eclectic crowd at this event helped us in forging new business ties and expand our customer base.” Speaking about the product launch, he said, “The new product range showcases our manufacturing strength and technological expertise, which will translate into enhanced productivity and profitability for our customers. By staying true to our mission of quality changes the world, these models are specially created for the Indian market.”

Sany Bharat launches new machines at bauma CONEXPO

First impression of the following machines was made available at Bauma CONEXPO this year:

SPR 260: Introducing Sany Bharat’s first pneumatic tire roller SPR260C, which is used for final asphalt layer to give smooth mat finish. Our SPR260 is equipped with powerful engine andis unique in its application due to 9 tire configuration which endows it with max rolling width and automatic tire inflation system.

SLB1500X8E: Introducing Sany Bharat’s first of Asphalt Batch Mix Plant with capacity of 120 Ton/hr. Asphalt Batch plant is used for producing superior quality mix for world class asphalt roads in batches. Itis designed with global standard make in India model to provide asphalt production covering all types of roads.

SAP100C-10: Introducing Sany Bharat’s first Track Paver. Track Paver is used to pave asphalt road and give a smooth mat finish. Our SAP100C-10 paver can pave up to 10.2 mtr road at one go. With complete auto levelling system, it gives unmatched smooth road finish and can be widely used for Expressway, NHAI,SH and PWD roads.

SCM2000C-8S: Introducing Sany Bharat’s first Track Cold miller. Cold miller is widely used in maintenance of roads for milling up old layer to repair and it can easily mill road up to 2 mtr width at a go and mostly applicable for higher milling volume. Equipped with a powerful engine, it can easily mill any strata and itsdust removal system prevents dust from leaking to environment. It is loaded with fully automatic levelling system requiring less human interference.

SY20U – SANYs 2Ton micro mini excavator with zero tail swing, boom offset & swing features that makes it more adaptable in compact spaces. Highly efficient & powerful engine with advance load sensing hydraulic system leads to high fuel efficiency & productivity.

SY60C-10 – SANYs fully upgraded new generation 6-ton compact excavator equipped with fuel efficient engine for maximum output. Keyless engine ignition, screen touch display & high-grade cabin features make this model more premium within the segment.

SY215C-9 SPARC – Get ready for SANYs new SPARC series excavator which contributes to accelerate your profitability. Improved fuel efficiency, excellent operator comfort & advanced safety features makes this machine more productive & safer.

STG140C-10 – SANYs CEV-IV Motor Grader, equipped with Fuel Efficient, Powerful & Reliable Engine for higher customer savings. This machine offers excellent versatility in compact & narrow road sites with enhanced performance. It is specially designed to meet the requirements of customers who are looking for high profitability, more fuel efficiency, high performance &low operating cost.

STC1600T7– This truck crane is developed specially for taxi jobs across country. It has a maximum lifting moment and is equipped with a sophisticatedtelescopic boom and it is designed in such a way that it meets all the major application requirements from a mobile crane in segments like refineries, bridges, metro, cement, steel etc.It is also equipped with MachineLink+ telematics package to give customers full control of their crane and help them in effective fleet management.

SR235MIII – This is a Multi-Function Convenient Switching rotary drilling rig with 4 drilling modes making it one of the most versatile drilling rig in the country and can be considered as the first-of-its-kind introduced by any OEM in the country.

SR235DW – Based on the most popular rig in its class, it’s versatility makes it one of the fastest diaphragm wall (DW) grabbing machine in the country, with a maximum grabbing depth of up to 35m and drilling depth of up to 73m. It gives give excellent productivity in variety of soil stratas.

SD390 – The brand new SANY SD390 is a powerful pullback force horizontal directional drill (HDD) machine designed especially for India. It’sdesigned to lay underground cables and pipes in municipal engineering, such as water supply, electricity, city gas distribution and telecom. It is suitable for all geological conditions, such as soil, soft rock and hard rock layers. The SANY SD390 features high torque, fast speed, fully automatic drill rod loader, high efficiency, touch screen HMI console & sophisticated telematics to give Indian customer the best Return on Investment.