Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Age App to Fulfil Your Dream of Parenthood

15 01 2014

          BLOOM IVF APP avails Fertility Calculator on just a touch also facilitates free online consultation.

New Delhi, January 14, 2014

The use of mobile applications has skyrocketed over the past decade and is omnipresent in the mobile arena like never before! Whether you wish to get into the right style for the day or you wish to monitor your health statistics, you can get all information at a single click. Moving step forward BLOOM IVF Group has launched a new mobile application called BLOOM IVF which would be a perfect guide for infertile couples seeking or undergoing IVF treatment.

As there are many techniques (IUI, ICSI, IMSI, IVF) available in Assisted Reproductive Technology for curing the male and female infertility problems, however due to lack of awareness couple remains in confusion and doubt about the decision of opting for In Vitro Fertilization. This application will provide perfect solution to all queries as it contains a host of information about FAQs, techniques, medical dictionary as well as facility for free online consultation.

Dr. Hrishikesh Pai, Consultant Gynaecologist at Fortis Bloom IVF Centre informed that couples generally struggle with the right Fertility dates, BLOOM IVF App has a ‘Fertility Calculator’ that will help you predict the most fertile time of the month and helps improve your fertility.  Enter the first day of your last menstrual period and it will show the most fertile period of the month at a touch”.

Dr. Hrishikesh Pai, Consultant Gynaecologist at Fortis Bloom IVF Centre, while shedding light on today’s fertility scenario said that there are couples who are taking advantage of all latest treatments available to complete their family. While amongst those, we still have patients who have undergone repeated IVF/ICSI cycles but unable to conceive due to unexplained reasons. The doctors of Fortis Bloom IVF Centre through BLOOM IVF will share the various advanced techniques of fertility treatments such as IVF, ICSI, IMSI, blastocyst culture, vitrification and embryoscope which have enabled lot of patients with repeated IVF failures to have children. BLOOM IVF APP offers an IVF glossary to guide patient through the complex terms and medications, also provides answers of fertility questions to support the couple’s attempt to concieve. Couple with severe medical complications gets free online consultation from Senior Obstetricians of Bloom IVF Group. They can anytime discuss the results with clinician for right guidance.”

Dr Pai informed that this application can be downloaded free of charge by going to the Google PlayStore and typing:  Bloom IVF or IVF Mumbai.Free on line consultation can also be availed by visiting

Dr. Nandita Palshetkar, Consultant Gynaecologist, Fortis Bloom IVF Centre stresses, Bloom IVF app is the promising guide for infertile couples to plan and track fertility treatment. This app places all valuable and extremely helpful information in the palm of your hand…for free. It reduces the stress of IVF treatment, by helping you plan at every step. 

Dr Palshetkar further added that patients often have small small queries for which they want clarification; they can just log onto BLOOM IVFapp and get answers.

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Hindustan FC Register 2nd Straight Win; Beat Tarun Sangha 2-1

15 01 2014

Solutrean-Bonjour-Hindustan FC notched up their 2nd straight win in the Delhi Senior Division Super League on Wednesday when they defeated Tarun Sangha 2-1 at the Ambedkar Stadium.
After a listless first half, that saw both the equally matched side fighting to get the lead, Hindustan FC drew the first blood right at the start of the 2nd half. O.O. Sola was in the thick of things inside the box when his shot was brilliantly saved by the keeper. But Khemson Kamei, pounced on to a rebound and slotted the ball into the net, giving the Tarun Sangha golie no 2nd chance.
Tarun Sangha tried hard for the equaliser and their hard work paid off when Emanuel Eni was brought down inside the HFC box in the 77th minute. Eni stepped up to take the spotkick and sent the diving goalkeeper the wrong way, to level the proceedings.
The joy however was short-lived as Khemsom and Sola once again combined to struck the winner. Khemson ran down the right flank and sent in an inch perfect cross, which the Nigerian sent rattling into the net, as the players in the box stood still and just watched.
With this win, Hindustan FC have gathered 6 points from two matches in the Super League. They next play Garhwal Heroes on January 18. 
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IndiGenius Sports Management
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DIE GALERIE is pleased to announce its 4th participation in INDIA ART FAIR, New Delhi.

15 01 2014

DIE GALERIE is pleased to announce its 4th presence at INDIA ART FAIR as a bright and standard-setting German beacon in the world of high class international art.
Gallerist Peter Femfert is a trouper on the art fair stages around the world, frequently exhibiting at ARMORY SHOW, EXPO CHICAGO, INDIA ART FAIR, KIAF Seoul, and other venues. Art is unique. It connects people of the most varied of nations, and is invariably capable of challenging and expanding one’s horizon. Art gives us the opportunity of seeing the world through the eyes of others and from continually new vantage points. This is something I cherish dearly – for this constant confrontation with the unknown, the exotic, the unusual and the innovative is my source of energy and enthusiasm.
This year the Indian art public can look forward to discovering at DIE GALERIE’s booth C 10 an ambitious presentation of high quality art focused on artists of the well-established European gallery programme:

The vanguards of European 20th century art dominate DIE GALERIE’s show presenting art works by some of the crucial figures of the epoch: Marc ChagallAndré MassonJoan Miró and Pablo Picasso.
Special attention will be given to the main members of the important European post-war artist group “CoBrA” (Copenhagen, Brussels andAmsterdam) Karel AppelCorneilleAsger Jorn and Carl-Henning Pedersen with a selection of colourful, splendid paintings and fabulous works on paper.
Furthermore DIE GALERIE will be highlighting contemporary figurative art by internationally recommended positions from Europe with paintings by Volker Stelzmann, member of the famous School of LeipzigKlaus ZyllaClaudio Massini and José Enguídanos as well as sculptures by Dietrich Klinge and the worldwide known artist Igor Mitoraj.

Unregulated and unlawful Presence of heavy metals in cosmetics

15 01 2014
Unregulated and unlawful
Presence of heavy metals in cosmetics – a CSE study release
  • New CSE study finds mercury in fairness creams and chromium and nickel in lipsticks. Mercury is not permitted to be used in cosmetics in India – their mere presence in these products is illegal
  • India has very weak regulations and almost no enforcement, which is why some companies are getting away with flouting the law
NEW DELHI, January 15, 2014: One of India’s largest studies on the presence of heavy metals in cosmetics has emerged with a startling finding: the fairness creams – ones which are endorsed by some of our biggest Bollywood names – could contain mercury, an element which is universally recognised as extremely toxic. Lipsticks, which many of us can’t do without, may come packed with chromium, which is carcinogenic.
Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE’s) Pollution Monitoring Lab (PML), which did the study, says use of mercury in cosmeticsis prohibited in India. PML found mercury in 44 per cent of the fairness creams it tested. It also found chromium in 50 per cent and nickel in 43 per cent of the lipstick samples it tested. The lab also tested for lead and cadmium, but did not find any.
Said CSE director general Sunita Narain: “Mercury is not supposed to be present in cosmetic products. Their mere presence in these products is completely illegal and unlawful.”
“Additionally, the fact that our lab did not find mercury in 56 per cent of the products tested suggests that the industry has the capacity and wherewithal to clean up their act. Many companies are following the law – what is stopping the others from doing so?” she asked.
Said Chandra Bhushan, CSE deputy director general and head of its lab: “What is coming out very clearly is that this sector has extremely weak regulations and almost no enforcement of whatever laws that exist.”
The CSE study and its findings
73 cosmetic products of four different categories were tested for heavy metals: 32 fairness creams (26 for women and six for men) were tested for mercury. 30lipsticks, 8 lip balms and 3 anti-ageing creams were tested for lead, cadmium, chromium and nickel. The samples included Indian and international cosmetic brands along with a few herbal products. The results:
a. Fairness creams
  • Mercury: Found in 14 fairness creams testedby CSE in the range of 0.10 parts per million (ppm) to 1.97 ppm. Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Acts and Rules of India, Mercury is banned for use in cosmetics. Their presence in these products indicates that they are not meeting the law.
  • Aroma Magic Fair Lotion, a product of Blossom Kochhar Beauty Products Pvt Ltd, had the highest mercury level at 1.97 ppm, followed by Olay Natural White (1.79 ppm), a product of Procter and Gamble, India, and Ponds White Beauty (1.36 ppm) of Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
b. Lipsticks
  • Chromium was found in 15 out of 30 lipsticks tested in the range of 0.45 ppm to 17.83 ppm. Hearts & Tarts (080V) shade of ColorBar had the highest concentration.
  • Nickel was found in 13 out of 30 products tested in the range of 0.57 to 9.18 ppm, with LancomeLabsolu Nu-204 of L’Oreal India Pvt. Ltd. containing the highest concentration.
CSE did not find any heavy metals in anti-aging creams and lip balms. It also didn’t detect Lead and Cadmium in Lipsticks.
(See the CSE complete study results and an info-package on our website at
How safe are these products?
To gauge the safety of cosmetic products it tested, CSE compared the levels of heavy metals found with their Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) limits. ADI is the maximum amount of a toxin that a person can be exposed to over a lifetime without any appreciable health risk. Since India has not set limits for ADI of mercury, CSE compared the amount of mercury in fairness creams with the ADI set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).
The results show whitening creams may contribute up to 71 per cent of the ADI for mercury, depending upon the product and the amount of the fairness cream used. This is a very high level of exposure to mercury from just one product. People are regularly exposed to the heavy metal from sources such as food, water and air. With some whitening cream accounting for over 50 per cent of the ADI for mercury, chances are high that a person using these products may exceed the ADI limit for mercury. Health risks associated with mercury would increase proportionally. Mercury is a neurotoxin.Inorganic mercurythat is presentin fairness creams can damagekidneys and may cause rashes, skin discolouration and scarring. It can also cause anxiety, depression, psychosis and peripheral neuropathy.
In case of chromium, the amounts found by CSE in lipsticks was very high compared to the ADI.  For a heavy user, 13 out of 30 lipsticks tested by CSE would cross the ADI. Lipstick with highest level of chromium would expose a heavy user to over 15 times the safety limit.Hexavalent chromium (CrVI), one of theforms in which chromium is present, is known to cause cancer in humans.
CSE approached companies for clarification
CSE approached all companies with the test results of their products. Seven out of 14 companies responded. None disputed CSE’s findings.However, most took refuge in the concept of ‘trace’ presence. Their defense is that the heavy metal found is small in quantity and it is unavoidable because it is part of the ingredients. They also claimed that their product is safe for long term use. CSE’s study shows that it is certainly avoidable as mercury is not found in more than half of fairness creams and 40% of lipsticks do not have chromium or nickel. On the other hand the levels at which CSE found chromium in some products is exposing the consumers to well above the ADI of chromium.
The regulatory gaps
Extremely weak and ineffective – this is how regulatory control over the cosmetics industry can be explained as. In India, limits are set only for few heavy metal and that too, in colourants – an ingredient used in cosmetics. Colourants make up 10per cent of the weight of a lipstick, and are one of the sources of heavy metals. There are no limits for finished products – which makes it difficult to monitor. Over and above, none of these products are tested by regulators. As is the case with the presence of mercury in fairness creams.
Says Chandra Bhushan: “Manufacturers often get awayon the pretext that toxic metals are present in tracelevels. It is important that regulatorsset limits forfinal products and enforce them.”
  • For more on this including the study report, an info-package and the Down To Earth analysis, please visit the CSE website,
  • For setting up interviews or any other help, please contact SheebaMadan ( / 8860659190) or Souparno Banerjee ( / 9910864339).
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It is a great pleasure for me to invite you (on behalf of BusinessWorld, Thinkers50 (India), Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth and Eruditus) to an exclusive evening of thought leadership, discussion, and networking with world-renowned CEO coach Marshall Goldsmith on January 17, 2014 at the Four Seasons, Mumbai. 
Marshall Goldsmith as you know is Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School. He is a world authority in helping leaders achieve positive, measurable changes in behavior for themselves, their people, and their teams. He has worked with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams, and regularly conducts workshops for executives, high-potential leaders, and HR professionals. In December 2013, Marshall was recognized again as one of the top ten Most Influential Management Thinkers in the World ­ and the top-ranked executive coach at the bi-annual, global Thinkers50 ceremony in London. Professor Goldsmith was the winner of the 2011 Thinkers50 Leadership Award and  #7 in their bi-annual global ranking of most influential living management thinkers. The World HRD Congress named him the 2011 global leader in HR thinking and he received the 2011 Tata Award for global HR excellence. The Leader to Leader Institute presented him their 2010 Leader of the Future Award. The American Management Association named him one of 50 thinkers and business leaders who have most influenced the field of management over 80 years, and BusinessWeek named him one of the most influential practitioners in the history of leadership development. He is the author or editor of 31 books including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best sellers, What Got You Here Won¹t Get You There - a Wall Street Journal #1 business book - and Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It. His books have been translated into 28 languages and become top-ten bestsellers in eight countries.
The agenda for the evening is:

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Registration
7:30 PM - 7:35 PM    Introduction
7:35 PM - 8:15 PM    Talk by Marshall Goldsmith
8:15 PM - 8:45 PM    Discussion with Marshall Goldsmith
8:45 PM onwards      Cocktails and Dinner
The evening with Marshall and guests promises to bring lots of opportunity in terms of professional and personal learning.

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Looking forward to having you with us at the session.

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The Institute for Competitiveness, the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School and the Martin Prosperity Institute, at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have joined hands to establish The Prosperity Institute of India. The Institute has been set up with the objective of enhancing the prosperity and creativity of Asia by sharing knowledge on 3Ts which are Technology, Tolerance, and Talent. Developed by the Martin Prosperity Institute, they are a useful analytical tool for understanding regional economic prosperity and growth by improving the traditional model emphasizing on companies, jobs, or technology. The primary activities of the Institute will be research and publications, training, advisory, and events which would further help in disseminating knowledge about creativity and prosperity among the genres.
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