Demonetization: Advantage India’s Youth

Posted by: at 1/23/2017 05:38:00 pm

- Anil Pharande, Chairman - Pharande Spaces

Digitization is the future - but until now, it had been the Indian government itself that stood against the future by encouraging cash payments and levying heavy charges on digital marketplaces. Invariably, the merchant discounts rate (the fee that is supposed to be paid to the banks) was passed onto the end customer. However, under the current Modi establishment, things have begun looking brighter.

Demonetization: Advantage India’s Youth

The announcement of demonetization of high-value currency notes certainly came as a shock to the masses, but it seems that people have not only understood the reason behind the move but are also offering full support to this change. This is especially true for the younger earners and spenders in our economy. There are several favorable aspects to the younger generation that makes demonetization a welcome move at this point in time for our economy.

Firstly, the current generation is by and large rejecting many of the concepts that the previous generations believed in. Things like hoarding of assets, black money and tax evasion wherever possible are by and large unacceptable to the young contributor to the economy today. In fact, just the opposite.

The younger generation is more in favor of spending and putting their income back into the flow, rather than keeping it aside for emergencies. They believe in using credit cards and similar financial tools that don't involve hoarding. The principled younger earners of India today prefer to be transparent taxpayers rather than find ways to evade tax and hide their income. They know and appreciate that that their tax contributes towards the betterment of the nation and assisting the lesser-privileged. This is a highly responsible generation.

Secondly, this highly tech-savvy generation knows all about digital payments. A twenty-five-year-old of today is more predisposed and equipped to making digital payments than people from the previous generation. They are more comfortable with mobile wallets than with carrying cash. The rapid penetration of smartphone technology and online payment gateways has also helped build trust, while offering convenience.

Thirdly - and most importantly - this is a generation stands firmly against any form of corruption. It’s not just about making your own lifestyle comfortable anymore but growing with the nation. They fully support the recent demonetization move’s primary intention to weed out and expose corruption in India.

They believe that:
•Demonetization will equip authorities with the tools to track down individuals and organization who hold unaccounted cash and evade tax. With the high-value currency note ban, all cash hoarders now are forced to put their cash back in the economy and make it accounted for. The younger generation is a staunch supporter of such a level playing field, and vehemently opposes all forms of inequality
•Black money has always been the prime funding for all kinds of illegal activities like gambling, drug use and trafficking, terrorism and inflated market pricing. This generation’s stand against such activities is very much on record
•Demonetization will curb tax evasion and now everyone, howsoever rich or resourceful, will have to pay their taxes in full. It will not be just the middle class that will be contributing to tax-funded projects like infrastructure development, education, hospitals, schools and other such moves towards making a better and equal society. A big thumbs up from the younger generation.

As India moves more and more towards digital currency because of demonetization, the ensuing boost to online commerce will also encourage all kinds of startups that the young Indian are working or investing in. Moreover, people with lawful and accounted-for money will have nothing to fear – and the younger generation is all about living their lives free of fear - and free to explore life’s endless possibilities.

About The Author:

Anil Pharande is Chairman of Pharande Spaces, a leading construction and development firm that develops township properties in West Pune. Pharande Promoters & Builders, the flagship company of Pharande Spaces and an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, is a pioneer in the PCMC area offering a diverse range of real estate products catering especially to the 42 sectors of Pradhikaran. The luxury township Puneville at Punavale in West Pune is among the company's latest premium offerings. Woodsville in Moshi is another highly successful PCMC-based township by Pharande Spaces which is now in its 3rd phase.

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Crocs offers Republic Day bonanza: Buy One Get One

Posted by: at 1/23/2017 05:35:00 pm
Crocs offers R-Day bonanza: Buy One Get One

To make Republic Day 2017 all the way more special, India's most popular casual footwear brand Crocs, is offering a very exciting Buy One Get One offer. This exclusive Republic Day deal will be valid from 23rd-27th January. Online users can avail this offer on the website by logging onto

Crocs offers Republic Day bonanza: Buy One Get One

The shoes from Crocs are crafted out of Croslite™ material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that gives each pair the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs fans are aware of and love. The brand celebrates uniqueness of individuals and inspires everyone to be comfortable in their shoes.

Just too good to be left unnoticed, this attractive offer is designed to benefit every member in the family. So what’s holding you back? Come and celebrate the essence of sovereignty this Republic Day as you avail this fabulous offer for the entire family.

About Crocs, Inc.

Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and children. Crocs offer a broad portfolio of all-season products, while remaining true to its core molded footwear heritage. Crocs™ shoes feature Croslite™ material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs fans know and love. Crocs celebrate the fun of being a little different and encourage fans to “Find Your Fun” in every colorful pair of shoes. Since its inception in 2002, Crocs has sold more than 300 million pairs of shoes in more than 90 countries around the world.  Get social with Crocs –,,,

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Patanjali Face Wash for Men and Women

Posted by: at 1/23/2017 09:37:00 am

patanjali aloe vera face washes

Having a proper face cleansing product is very important for both men and women. Our face has to go through a lot of things daily which  take a toll on it. Face wash is the perfect product to use for caring for our face, as it works to eliminate dead skin cells, oil, make up, dirt and various other types of pollutants on the face. It’s always better to use a face wash instead of a soap to cleanse the face, as soaps tend to over dry our skin. Face washes help to treat Skin conditions like acne by unclogging the pores. We all know that men’s skin is different than women’s. Patanjali Ayurved has introduced a range of herbal Face Washes which work effectively for Men and Women both.
Here is a list of Patanjali Face Washes for Men and Women.

Patanjali Face Wash for Men and Women

patanjali rose face wash

Patanjali Rose Face Wash

This amazing herbal face wash from patanjali is made from the natural extracts of Rose, Neem & Aloe which cleanse, nourishes and also revitalizes our facial skin. Patanjali rose face cleanser is known to work best for tissue regeneration and renewal of cells. Using this face wash is sure to give your face a fair complexion and makes it feel fresh and smooth. Patanjali Rose Face Wash is an amazing face wash if you have dry and rough skin. It also help in lessening or reducing pimples.


Patanjali Aloe Vera Mint Face Wash

This Face Wash from patanjali is a soap free formulation. The main ingredients of Patanjali Aloe Vera Mint Face Wash are mint and aloe vera extracts. It works to removes dirt, excess oil and makes skin fresh, smooth and beautiful. This amazing face wash prevents pimples and also improves the skin’s glow. Since this Patanjali Aloe Vera Mint Face Wash also has aloe vera ingredient that will boost the efficiency of mint face cleanser. Patanjali Aloe Vera Mint Face Wash can be used by both men and women.

patanajli orange honey face wash

Patanjali Orange Honey Face Wash

Patanjali Orange Honey Face Wash is a Surfactant free herbal face wash from Patanjali. This face wash is made from herbal extracts of orange peel and honey which helps to cleanse the skin of our face gently, nourishes and also revitalize the skin tissue. It makes the complexion of our face fresh, smooth and also helps us to look beautiful. Patanjali orange honey face wash is best for our skin that is oily and acne prone. Patanjali Orange honey Face Wash reduces the skin pores and makes your skin appear fresh and clear. Orange Extracts helps in excess oil absorption, Fight acne, make your skin feel refreshed and radiant and it also have an anti-ageing properties.


Patanjali Neem Tulsi Face Wash

Another amazing herbal face wash from Patanjali is Patanjali Neem Tulsi Face Wash. This neem tulsi face wash from patanjali gently cleanses the skin and controls moisture and natural Ph balance of the skin. The neem and tulsi, present in this face wash fight the bacteria on the skin, while honey and aloe work to moisturize and rejuvenate the skin tissues, to make complexion fresh, smooth and beautiful. Patanjali Neem-Tulsi Face Wash also helps to stop pimples.

Patanjali Saundarya Face Wash

Patanjali Saundrya Face Wash

This is a herbal face wash from Ptanjali which can be used by both Men and Women. This face wash is known to gently cleanse the skin and also works to control moisture and natural balance of the skin. The neem and tulsi, present in this face wash helps to kill germs. This face wash also contains orange peel which works amazing to remove excess oil from the skin. The aloe vera present in patanjali saundarya face wash works to moisturize the facial skin. Patanjali Saundarya Face Wash is an amazing product manufactured by patanjali ayurved limited.

patanjali lemon honey face wash

Patanjali Lemon Honey Face Wash

Another soap free herbal formulation from Patanjali is Patanjali Lemon Honey Face Wash. This face wash gently cleanses dirt, oil and prevents pimples also. Neem and Tulsi kills germs, Lemon controls the excess sebum secretion while honey and aloe Vera moisturize and rejuvenates the skin tissues, to make complexion fresh smooth and beautiful. People who have very oily skin Patanjali lemon and honey face wash it is a mild and effective cleaning product both for fom men and women.

patanjali orange aloe vera face wash

Patanjali Orange Aloe Vera Face Wash

Patanjali Orange Aloe Vera Face Wash is a Surfactant free herbal face wash which contains natural and organic extracts of orange peel, neem, tulsi and aloe vera which helps to cleanse the skin of our face gently, nourishes and also revitalize the skin tissue. It makes the complexion of our face fresh, smooth and also helps us to look beautiful. Patanjali orange Aloe face wash is best for our skin that is oily and acne prone. Patanjali Orange Aloe Vera Face Wash reduces the skin pores and makes your skin appear fresh and clear.

patanjali activated carbon facial foam

Patanjali Activated Carbon Facial Foam

Patanjali Activated Carbon Facial Foam is an amazing herbal face wash enriched with the extracts of neem, lemon, aloe vera and activated carbon. Patanjali Activated Carbon Facial Foam is Made From the natural Extract of Aloe Vera, Neem & haldi which cleanse gently, nourish and revitalize the skin tissues and make our complexion fresh, smooth & look beautiful. Patanjali Activated Carbon Facial Foam contains Mint, Aloe, Neem, Honey & Vitamin E, A, Lemon.
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Posted by: at 1/23/2017 06:47:00 am

Greater Noida: In an exclusive event organised by NCR realty major, Ajnara India Ltd., the company conducted the launch of its newest residential offering, 'Ajnara City', to be developed at Greater Noida West. With the launch of this project, the company also did Bhoomi Poojan at the site itself to signal commencement of work on the project. The project has been launched keeping in mind the target audience in the region along with the current government's 'Housing for All' and 'Affordable Housing' missions.

This entire development by Ajnara India Ltd. would be in the form of an exclusive sports hub spread across an area of 175 acres. Out of this, only 62.5 acres would be utilised for residential development which is bound to attract one’s attention towards the availability of wide open spaces across the entire project. Ajnara City would feature a total of 4,000 units comprising of 2/3/4 BHK apartments which would enclose a sports park of 13 acres at the center of the development. It will offer amenities like Tennis Court, Squash Court, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Badminton Court, Table Tennis area, Cricket field and Jogging track. The entire project would have golf course facing luxury apartments with two side open vastu friendly area. The project lies very near to the proposed metro station and would be surrounded by acres of greenery. Considering the existing connectivity of the location, the project is situated facing the 130 meter wide road with superb connectivity to Greater Noida, Noida and Ghaziabad with NH – 24 in close proximity. Unit sizes in Ajnara City would range from 895 sq. ft. to 1395 sq. ft., where prices would start from Rs. 17.8 Lakh onwards. The eligibility criteria would be for employees of any central/state government, all defence & allied service organisations, PSUs, public sector banks, railway & transportation, communication, aviation and hospitality. The company will commence the delivery of the project by offering its first phase, comprising 1,130 units where 345 units of 2 BHK and 785 units of 3 BHK will be offered by December, 2020.

Speaking about the newly launched project, Ashok Gupta, CMD of Ajnara India Ltd. says, “We have always tried to give our best to provide quality products to our clients. We have come up with this new project in Greater Noida West which is going to feature amenities like Yoga Centre, Unisex Salon, Shopping Complex, Doctor on Call, Rain Water Harvesting, SPA, Cafeteria, Garden and a Mini Theater. The project has been very articulately designed by the renowned architect Hafeez Contractor. Customers’ satisfaction is what matters to us as we constantly aspire to give value based offerings to them. With competitive pricing, locational advantages and luxurious amenities, we are sure to win hearts and bring more smiles.”




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Budget expectations from the Startup world:Qtrove,Giftease, The Man Company,LiveHealth,SpiderG

Posted by: at 1/23/2017 05:34:00 am

1. Online market place for all things sustainable and curated Online market place for all things sustainable and curated

 Vinamra Pandiya, CEO and Founder, We are very keen about the 2017 budget and are excited about Mr. Jaitley’s announcement of the same on 1st Feb. As an e commerce startup, we look forward to receiving some more clarity for FDI in B2C e-commerce through an automatic route. We also hope for a provision of enabling marketplaces to give a discount from their side. Besides this, we are also expecting relaxation of the rule of  'not more than 25% of the business coming from one vendor for marketplaces.' And lastly, I feel quite a lot of entrepreneurs are awaiting the implementation of GST at the earliest to enable cross state logistics with minimum constraints and friction.

2. India’s biggest online gifting portal India’s biggest online gifting portal

Vivek Mathur, CEO at Giftease Technologies Pvt. Ltd : “The current financial year has seen some landmark reforms, which should help boost tax collection. Hence, there are strong expectations of a significant cut in income taxes, for both corporates & individuals. Overall, consumption has been severely impacted in the last couple of months, and firm steps to boost consumption & improve consumer sentiment, are crucial for the retail & ecommerce  sectors”.

3.       The Man Company: Premium Men’s Grooming brand  

The Man Company: Premium Men’s Grooming brand

Rohit Chawla, CEO and Co – Founder, The Man Company: The last couple of months have definitely created an impact for most  ecommerce and FMCG brands selling online. In this budget, we are expecting the government to take steps that will boost consumption and sales. How the government goes about digitisation of the economy will be interesting to know. We hope that there are provisions that encourage digital payments over cash transactions. We are also expecting a smooth execution of GST.

4.       LiveHealth: Keeping your healthcare records live  

LiveHealth: Keeping your healthcare records live

Abhimanyu Bhosale, Co - Founder, CEO at Livehealth : The year started amidst the wave of demonetization and we are anticipating effective execution of the roadmaps laid by the  Modi movement. Clear and measurable timelines is what is most important. Supportive financial systems and an uncomplicated process in getting clearances along with the provision of tax are some of the key expectations for the startup ecosystem to thrive and boom in the country. The interesting thing to look forward for this budget would be, how the government promotes and incentivise electronic payments to minimize economic slowdown as much as possible. We are hopeful that the government promotes authentication of e-based payments, where the entire process from signup, authentication and transfer is smooth, simple and secure. We are hopeful that the union budget 2017 will be positive for the entire startup ecosystem

5.       SpiderG: India’s first e invoicing technology provider for SMEs 

 SpiderG: India’s first e invoicing technology provider for SMEs

Ashwani Rathore, CEO and Co - Founder, SpiderG: “As a startup we face various tax and regulatory issues and I am hoping that this union budget will address some of these issues. Last financial year was tough for Indian startup ecosystem and to make the situation better Employee Stock ownership (ESOP) plans for the startups should be taxed at the time of sale which would help in paying their taxes as they would have greater liquidity and the instruments could also get a fair valuation. Government should announce a series of initiatives to support the startups, including widening of the tax-free regime to five years from three years and faster procedural clearances. Such announcements will boost our honorable PM’s Startup India movement. I am also expecting some announcements at the backdrop of demonetization to promote the digital economy where online payment transaction charges would be reduced.” 
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Shri. Ramdas Athawale visits specially-abled women at Om Creations Trust on the eve of National Girl Child Day

Posted by: at 1/23/2017 05:25:00 am

Appreciates and encourages them for continued good work

Specially-abled women dazzle with their amazing cultural performances

23rd January, 2017, Mumbai: The National Girl Child Day is observed on 24th January every year to raise awareness about the importance of girl child in our society. To promote the position of specially-abled women in our society, Om Creations Trust put up dazzling performances at their premises in Mahalakshmi, Mumbai. The occasion was graced by Shri. Ramdas Athawale, Minister of State – Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.

The celebrations included a mix of dance and singing performances by the specially-abled women who were dressed in traditional attire. Specially-abled women also put up a collection of paintings and artifacts that showcased their inherent 'special' talent. Shri Ramdas Athawale appreciated them and also offered a helping hand in creating artifacts.

National Girl Child Day is normally associated with female infanticide and women’s empowerment through education and livelihood. However, the plight of specially-abled women, who are particularly vulnerable and marginalised, is still largely ignored by the society.

Dr. Radhike Khanna, Founder Trustee, Om Creations Trust, said, "We are honoured to host Shri. Ramdas Athawale ji on the eve of National Girl Child Day. The idea behind celebrating this day is to showcase the artistic and creative side of specially-abled women. With skill enhancement training, these women could be honourably accommodated into the mainstream where they can live a dignified life. At Om Creations, we always endeavour to enable specially-abled women find their true respectable position in society.”

The Mumbai-based NGO is a non-profit training project for holistic and educational rehabilitation of the specially-abled women.

Shri Athawale ji in coversation with specially-abled young adult at Om Creations Trust
 Shri Athawale ji in coversation with specially-abled young adult at Om Creations Trust

Shri Athwale Ji apperciates the artifacts created by specailly-abled adults of Om Creations
 Shri Athwale Ji apperciates the artifacts created by specailly-abled adults of Om Creations

Shri Ramdas Athawale posses with paintings created by specially-abled women
 Shri Ramdas Athawale posses with paintings created by specially-abled women

Specially abled perform Indian Traditional Dance
 Specially abled perform Indian Traditional Dance

Specially-abled women along with dr. Khanna hanover a momento to Shri Athawale
Specially-abled women along with dr. Khanna hanover a momento to Shri Athawale

About Om Creations Trust: 
Om Creations gives developmentally challenged women training in arts, crafts and culinary skills. Established in 1991, the organisation runs three centers in Mumbai that aim to economically empower women. It gives them the space and tools they need to create more than 175 products, including painting, gift bags, wallets, scarves and food, such as bread and other baked goods, chocolates and made-to-order meals.
Om Creations staff members teach the women painting and sculpting techniques, baking, cooking, gift wrapping skills amongst others. It gives the women a stipend for the products they make, thus helping them to support themselves and their families. Various corporates and individuals are part of their elite list of clients.

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Portronics Announces “LiteHouse” – A Dual Purpose Rechargeable Emergency Light cum Battery Bank

Posted by: at 1/23/2017 05:01:00 am

New Delhi, January 23, 2017 Portronics, a prominent leader in the innovative and portable digital product market, has launched “LiteHouse” - a dual purpose re-chargeable powerful emergency light with an in-built battery bank to charge your 5V devices.

Portronics Announces “LiteHouse” – A Dual Purpose Rechargeable Emergency Light cum Battery Bank

Portronics Announces “LiteHouse” – A Dual Purpose Rechargeable Emergency Light cum Battery Bank

Imagine your home is suddenly thrown in darkness due to electricity outage or you are travelling and your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. You have to use your cell phone which is running low on battery.  Litehouse comes to your rescue and lets you spread light and remain connected to the world with your cell phone.Once you charge Litehouse to the brim, it’ll serve you with bright light for hours together.

Litehouse comes with magnetic base which easily sticks to your refrigerator, chimney or car hood when you want to use it as an emergency light. This allows you to work hands free in the bright light of Litehouse.

Upto three levels of light intensity can be adjusted i.e. high, medium and low levels. Total of 400 lumens of light is powered by 6W bright LED to lighten up a room. The battery bank storage capacity is 4400mAh which can easily charge your phone around 1.5-2 times.
Weighing around 175 grams, the slim Litehouse is highly portable and lightweight. You can carry it around in your hand-bag or purse. Litehouse also complies with BIS safety standards.

Pricing and Availability:

Portronics LiteHouse is priced at a very attractive price-point of INR 1499/- and is available both online and offline stores. To know more about availability visit,

About Portronics India:

Portronics has been a market leader in the digital-portable product market space in India. For about a decade, Portronics has been touching and transforming the lives of our customers, making them more productive, happy and healthy. A firm believer in simplicity as the ultimate form of sophistication, Portronics brings exciting, innovative, visually appealing and fun to use digital-portable products with superior design and great user experience.
With a PAN India presence, Portronics has been successfully delivering its products and services across India for over 10 years. For more information, visit
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Rock and Roll with Shenay Shah presented to you by ArtistAloud

Posted by: at 1/23/2017 04:47:00 am

Rock and Roll with Shenay Shah presented to you by ArtistAloud
Shanay Shah  is a Mumbai based singer and songwriter.  He has performed with popular independent artists in India and San Fransisco.  He is also a guitarist and aukulele player and has recently released a few originals written by him. Shaney believes that music has no genre and has tried his hand on mainstream Bollywood and acoustic covers too.  His music is primarily influenced by Ukulele and guitars. Some of his popular tracks includeLa Bamba, Twist and Shout and many more.
So Mumbai, are you ready to witness a rocking night ?

Date: Friday, 27th January 2017
Time:  7 30 pm onwards
Venue: Café Infinito, BKC, Bandra East.

Entry Charge: Free
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