Friday, 22 September 2017

Mystique Eve Organizes Exhibition to Usher in Wedding Season

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd September:- Wedding League Bride & Groom Show, a Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition curated by Mystique Eve,  a company known for holding bespoke events , was held at Hotel Taj, Sector 17.
Naina Korea, the stylish Founder of Mystique Eve said that we put up an exhibition based on a pioneering concept. A show was held that presented limited but the most sought after Exhibitors from fashion & lifestyle segments. The idea was to provide buyers with the best quality from different genres and with lesser clutter. What's more, we chose the Exhibitors in such a way that all their products & services complemented one another, making it easier for visitors to choose & match what they bought. Naina added that the other unique aspect about the showcase was that we brought experts in Smile designing and Skin & Beauty care to the Exhibition. The reason is that one needs to look good & be fit too when he or she goes to a wedding event.
There were choicest collections from the best designers  in Bridal couture, Designer Pret wear, Fine Jewellery, Authentic Kashmiri Shawls & stoles, Wedding trousseau, Honeymoon Packages, photography, Gifting Ideas etc.
Turquoise Uber by Rachit Khanna- A Bollywood and Pollywood designer, put up an awe inspiring bridal wear collection. The trousseau collection was all about pastel shades of peach & grey which a unique combination is created by Rachit. He created a different type of hand work with Pearls and Tilla. The terror affected state of Jammu & Kashmir came into the mainstream with Exhibitors showcasing traditional wares from Kashmir. Kiana Cashmere from the valley, under its label brought pure Pashmina shawls & stoles. The collection was authentic, handwoven & embroidered.  Ramnik Sethi was present with these original Pashmina products. Poshak Designer Studio, Jammu exhibited an easy going but classy range of women's wear. Fashion designer Mithi Brar exhibited a range of lehengas. Mithi also presented  a traditional Punjabi style Bridal collection which included Odhanis. Cutie a young designer from Delhi who owns the Label Cuba brought customized concepts in Western wear.
Pooja Precious Jewellery showcased original fine Jewellery. Wrap & Pack had an ensemble of designer wedding boxes. Riverpool Holidays exhibited its innovative holiday’s packages. What's more, Pro Colors showed visitors latest trends in wedding photography.
Visitors learnt a lot about enhancing one's beauty quotient. Dr Walia’s Skin Clinic was represented by Dr. Paramjit Singh Walia a renowned Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Hair Transplant Surgeon. Visitors were made aware about services like Full body hair laser removal, fillers/botox, facial & body tightening, whitening treatment, tan removal, back polishing, hair transplant, breast augmentation, nose reshaping etc. Smile spa by Dr Sanjay Kalra was available. Dr Sanjay Kalra showcased most popular wedding dentistry cosmetic procedures like Teeth Whitening, Gum Treatments, Tooth Jewellery, Veneers, Bonds, Contouring etc.

It was a fun & exciting day out for fashionistas. Alongside exclusive shopping, glamorous fashion walks stepped up the tempo & provided a very festive look to the event. The atmosphere was charged up with a Wedding ambience.

100% Pure Maple Syrup from Canada: A Healthier Alternative To Sugar

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd September:- Sugar and other sweeteners are an integral part of our diet, however, eating too much sugar can lead to lifestyle diseases like diabetes, obesity and inflammation. 100% Pure Maple Syrup from Canada is a healthier alternative to sugar and other artificial sweeteners as it is natural and pure and is an excellent source of essential nutrients. This was demonstrated during an interactive and fun afternoon hosted by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, Canada at JW Marriott in Chandigarh, today.
During the course of the event, renowned nutritionist and author Kavita Devgan spoke extensively about various health benefits of 100% pure maple syrup and its versatility, while Chef Kandla demonstrated some easy-to-make-at-home recipes using pure maple syrup, and depicted how easy it is to incorporate it in both sweet and savoury dishes.
Nutritionist and Author Kavita Devgan said that 100% pure maple syrup from Canada is already known to us as a natural sweetener. The fact that it is an excellent source of manganese and riboflavin (B2), a good source of magnesium and multiple other nutrients like calcium, potassium, sodium, copper and zinc, makes it a healthier alternative to sugar. She added that pure maple syrup contains a significant amount of phytohormones of the abscisic acid (ABA) family, a molecule that may help against the inset of insulin resistance which is great news for diabetics, those looking to knock off some weight as well as athletes. Simple modifications in the daily diet and regular exercise may help one in leading a healthier and a fitter life.
Maple syrup is known as liquid gold in Canada, where nearly 78% of world’s maple syrup is produced. Several studies are examining various benefits of maple syrup and early indications from these studies indicate that maple syrup may contribute to health and well-being in multiple ways.
Pure maple syrup contains 65 polyphenols/types of antioxidants, nine of which are unique to maple syrup, offering health benefits similar to those of berries, tea, red wine, flax seed, other fruits and vegetables. 100% pure maple syrup from Canada is a nutritive gourmet product that can enhance the taste of the dish - be it beverage, appetizers, main course or desserts.
The nutritionist also spoke about the cause for various lifestyle diseases that can be attributed to the consumption of unwanted calories in form of foods high in sugar. She highlighted the fact that sugar is addictive and the love for the ‘sweet’ taste is difficult to shake off because of the physiological responses that are unique to sugar. Sugar like other addictive substances stimulates the release of a neurotransmitter called dopamine in the brain, which produces an intensely pleasurable sensation that we then crave to repeat. It’s important to break this sweet-vicious cycle.
Therefore, instead of simply trying to cut off sweets altogether, a better way would be to switch to a healthier alternative that is sweet yet less damaging than sugar. 100% pure maple syrup from Canada can be a direct healthier substitute for liquid sweeteners, such as honey, treacle and corn syrup, without any adjustments.
The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers does not promote an increase of sugar consumption. When choosing a sweetener for moderate use, it appears that 100% pure maple syrup from Canada has more healthful compounds compared to some other sources of sugar.

Infosys Finacle Partners with ToneTag to Offer Sound-Based Contactless Payments Solution

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd September:- Infosys Finaclepart of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), today announced a partnership with ToneTag, a provider of near-field communications, payments and location based services using sound waves. Through this partnership, Finacle and ToneTag will offer a joint solution that will leverage the latter’s sound wave technology to enable proximity payments and interactions.
Leveraging this joint solution, banks will now enable their consumers to authenticate themselves and transact at bank branches, ATMs and retail outlets, in a highly secure, fast and seamless manner. Consumers can make payments with a tap of their phone, which will expedite the checkout process at merchant location, and improve the overall shopping experience. Delivered through Finacle digital banking solutions such as Finacle Mobile banking and Finacle Digital Wallet, the solution will be available on all kinds of mobile devices, including feature phones.
ToneTag is one of the companies that was recognized in the recently concluded chapter of Finacle FinTech Connect, an initiative that builds on ongoing alliances and the Infosys Innovation Fund program to identify promising new FinTechs.
Sanat Rao, Chief Business Officer, Infosys Finacle that in the emerging NFC-based payments ecosystems driven by Apple and Samsung, banks are being relegated as the back-end payment utility provider. The sound wave based proximity payments solution by ToneTag offers a significant opportunity for banks to gain control of the last mile payment experience, without making substantial capital investments. We are glad to bring this promising startup to our client ecosystem.
Kumar Abhishek, Founder, ToneTag that customer experience, security and interoperability will continue to be key for financial service applications. ToneTag brings all of these to the forefront and integration with Infosys Finacle will place our innovation into the hands of more than 800 million consumers across 94 countries.

Ten-Day Dandiya Festival Kicks off at Chandigarh Haat

                                              Photo By Parveen Kumar
By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd September:- Ten days Dandiya festival today kicks  off amidst lots of fanfare at Chandigarh Haat situated at Exhibition Ground, Sector 34, Chandigarh.  Bhavnagar based Dandiya dance troop “Aum Shiv Sanstha” lead by Heena Patel performed a scintillating show at Chandigarh Haat. This 22 troop has performed over 800 shows across the India and overseas. The troop is under the affiliation of West Zone Culture Centre, Udaipur and performed in their over 800 shows. The remarkable feature of the opening event was the participation of delegates from 21 countries participating in the ongoing International Youth Fest. The delegates thoroughly enjoyed the session. Chandigarh will have the cultural night featuring Dandiya on daily basis from 6 pm to 11 pm. The troop not only performs dandiya but also impart the basics lessons of this folk dance.
According to Heena Patel, Troop Cordinator, Aum Shiv Sanstha that it is a privilege for us to perform in front of culture loving people of Chandigarh. We know, Chandigarhians respect art and culture and this is the reason why we are here for tenth time. Craze for Dandiya is in this part of world also inspires us to visit here. We expect people would add more spark to the festivity of Navratras by visiting to the Dandiya festival.

NASSCOM Foundation Launches 10th Edition of NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum in Partnership with Mphasis

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd September:- NASSCOM Foundation, in partnership withMphasistoday announced the launch of the tenth edition of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum (NSIF) – India’s largest platform to foster innovative use of technology to create sustained social impact. The program instituted since 2008, identifies, honours and supports, innovative Information and Communications Technology (ICT) based projects, products and solutions that have the potential to address critical gaps in key developmental areas and contribute to inclusive growth. 
Building on the solid foundation from the last nine years’ triumphs and learnings, NSIF is inviting entries from a diverse range of social innovators across NGOs, Social Enterprises and Social Start-ups.
With support from our donor partner-Mphasis, NSIF will award catalytic grants of INR 10 Lakhs each to the strongest tech innovations that are creating radical social impact in areas of Financial Inclusion, Healthcare, Environment, Education and Accessibility. The grants will be given to winners from across these thematic areas.
The projects will also be provided with a 12-monthSupport to Scale Mentoring by experts in the industry as well as access to NASSCOM Foundation’s network of tech for good leaders in the country. The Forum aims to drive CSR capital to encourage and scale innovations across relevant and topical themes in the country.
Srikanth Karra, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mphasis Limited said that in the last 3 years of Mphasis support to NSIF, the program has scaled significant heights not only in terms of geography and number of applicants, but also in terms of high quality innovations being recognized, receiving follow-on funding and catalysing bigger social impacts. Mphasis is happy to have been part of this journey so far and hopes that the initiative will continue to gain further momentum this year again.
Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation said that with active engagement with over 2000 innovators across sectors/verticals, from 25 states in the country, the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum has become one of the strongest ecosystems encouraging tech-aided development in the country. As the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum enters its 10th year, our goal is to become a driving force for technology for good and add momentum to the change-inspiring work of social innovators around the country. We are glad to continue our partnership with Mphasis to help us in our journey to solve the some of the most difficult social problems that currently plague us, thus improving the social fabric of our nation.
Applications for NSIF are open from 21stSeptember 2017 till 31stOctober, 2017.
Once the applications are received, they will undergo a carefully designed 3 stage, shortlisting process with jury members consisting of the leaders from across industries. The winners will be announced and felicitated at the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum – NASSCOM’s flagship event.
To celebrate NSIF’s 10th year of supporting tech for good solutions, NASSCOM Foundation will also be hosting a special Innovation evening in March 2018 to share impact stories of technology as a transformative force across social areas & get insights from industry leaders on further driving technology revolution for good.
For details on the NSIF application process and more, please visit – or write to the team at