Thursday, February 25, 2016

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India’s top chefs bring the best of Australia’s culinary landscape on Twitter
With Twitter Q&As, live Periscope masterclasses, videos, photos, and live Tweets, experience the best of Australia’s food story through your favourite Indian personalities
in food  #OnlyOnTwitter

25 February 2016: Food lovers in India can get ready to go on a delicious journey across Australia this March, as the country’s leading food personalities such as Chef Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor), Chef Vicky Ratnani (@VickyRatnani), Chef Ranveer Brar (@RanveerBrar), food consultant Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal (@RushinaMG), food critics Vir Sanghvi (@VirSanghvi), Rashmi Uday Singh (@RashmiUdaySingh) and Marryam Reshii (@Reshii), bring the best of Australia’s food tales alive on Twitter all month.
With Sydney becoming the focal point of all food discussions during the month with the much-awaited recent opening of the NOMA Australia pop-up (@ReneRedzepiNoma) in the harbour city, foodies in India who can’t be there can live through this gastronomic sojourn with front-row seats only on Twitter! For the first time, foodies will get a chance to engage and connect with their favourite chefs and critics “live” as the excitement unfolds. Through engaging live Tweets, great photos and videos from their daily food capers across Australia, live Periscope masterclass broadcasts, and Twitter Q&As, Twitter will be home to all things food for the month of March by following #TasteOfAus.

Twitter India and Twitter Australia in collaboration with Tourism Australia will also host one of Twitter’s iconic food properties: #TweetWhatYouEat on March 2nd at 9.30 am IST at the all-new Twitter Sydney office. For two hours, Twitter users will be able to ask questions, converse and engage directly with the best names in food in India and globally through Twitter Q&As that will be held at the #BlueRoom in the Twitter Australia office. Users will get a chance to watch chefs take blind-taste tests live on Periscope. Australia’s famous chef Adam Liaw (@AdamLiaw) will also be at this Twitter event.  

It will be a journey through Australia’s culinary landscape in more than 140 characters, with live broadcasts, cool native videos, Twitter Q&As – a rare, young, and energetic trip through Australia’s foodie culture through the eyes of some of the best in food in India. It’s a food party, and you’re invited!  

Mr. Nishant Kashikar, Country Manager, India & Gulf, Tourism Australia, said, “Tourism Australia has a strong digital media strategy to inspire consumers to holiday in Australia. The influence of social media networks within Tourism Australia’s target segment of affluent, mid-life travellers is
significant and we are keen to use this medium to actively engage with potential travellers. It is an honour for us to receive support from leading Indian food influencers for NOMA Australia and we are eager to offer them a diverse taste of Australia through this epicurean journey. The sessions in the Twitter office, delivered as part of the  partnership,will help us engage with Indian travel and food enthusiasts; bringing them closer to Australia. The world’s top ranked restaurant coming to Sydney has set Australia’s culinary standards much higher. The NOMA team has created something extraordinary and we know it will have a lasting impression on our honourable guests, tourists and locals.”
Keya Madhvani, Head, Youth and Emerging Media Partnerships, Twitter India said, “Twitter is your live connection to culture today with the best of cricket, Bollywood, TV, books – and now food. Whether recipes, food videos, quizzes or more, we aim to drive many innovative engagements and create unique #OnlyOnTwitter experiences for all the Indian foodies on our platform. Through this association with Tourism Australia, food lovers will follow India’s biggest food experts in their journey across the fascinating world of Australian food and produce through Twitter – a first of its kind engagement opportunity in our country, bringing the best of food content and conversations on the platform.”

Tourism Australia has witnessed record arrivals from India this year, making it the 8th largest inbound tourism market for the country. Total arrivals for the year ended December 2015 stood at 233,000; an increase of 19% over the previous year. For the year ended September 2015, Indian visitors contributed A$ 1.1 billion to the Australian economy; an increase of 34% over the previous year.  
About Tourism Australia
Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting Australia to the world as a destination for business and leisure travel. Tourism Australia’s purpose is to increase the economic benefits to Australia of tourism, supporting the industry’s Tourism 2020 strategy, which aims to grow the overnight annual expenditure generated by tourism to over A$ 115 billion annually by 2020. The organisation is active in around 20 key markets, where it aims to grow demand for the destination’s tourism experiences by promoting the unique attributes which will entice people to visit. Tourism Australia’s activities include advertising, public relations and media programs, trade shows and programs for the tourism industry, consumer promotions, online communications and consumer research.
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Concert by Giuliana Soscia Trio

In occasione della festa della donna
On the occasion of The International Women’s Day
L’ Istituto Italiano di Cultura è lieto di invitare al concerto
The Italian Embassy Cultural Centre is pleased to invite you to the Concert by
Giuliana Soscia Trio
Seating is on First-Come-First-Served basis.
Italian Embassy Cultural Centre
50- E, Chandragupta Marg (Entry from Nyaya Marg)
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110 021
Phone: 0091-11-26871901/03/04


–       NBA Champion Brian Shaw Impressed with the 21-year old from Ludhiana–

–       Palpreet will Attend NBA Development League Tryout in the United States  –

DELHI, Feb. 25, 2016The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the ACG Worldwide Group (ACG) today announced Palpreet Singh as the winner of National Finals of ACG-NBA Jump, India’s first national basketball talent search program.  The 21-year old will now attend the NBA Development League (NBA D-League) tryout in the United States in the month of June.  NBA champion Brian Shaw, who was at the camp for two days, was impressed with Palpreet’s work ethic and court skills.

“ACG-NBA Jump has given basketball playing youth in India a pathway to professional ranks.  We are committed to growing the program in the years to come,” said NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco.  “While Palpreet Singh has been selected for a national tryout in the NBA D-League, the entire pool will be a part of Elite Talent Club and NBA will monitor their progress on a regular basis.”

“Promotion of sports and youth development has always been a part of ACG’s CSR vision and the successful conclusion of this program is an important milestone towards realization of this vision,” said ACG Director Karan Singh.  “The final pool of players represented the very goal of the program that was to identify and hone the untapped talent pool of basketball in India. We strongly believe that our partnership with NBA to tap this potential and create a solid platform for the aspirants has found the right beginning. We are as excited as the winner and hope that Palpreet Singh makes a long lasting impression in United States for the D-League National Tryout.”

“His feel for the game and understanding, I could tell he grasps it,” said Shaw. “Palpreet Singh, we all thought, was the guy who had the best chance to succeed.”

Palpreet Singh will continue to undergo training with NBA certified coaches in India up until the tryout in June 2016.  Sony SIX, the official broadcaster of the program, will create a feature around ACG-NBA Jump, following the program through its various stages and tracking the winner up until his NBA D-league tryout.

Palpreet was excited with this development. “I am thankful to ACG NBA Jump for this. I will focus on becoming a stronger player now that I am going to compete with some of the best in the world,” said Singh.

The NBA D-League is the NBA’s official minor league, serving to develop players, coaches, and front office executives.  Entering its 15th season, the NBA D-League features 19 teams in the U.S. and Canada, each of which is singly-affiliated with an NBA parent club.  An all-time high 38% of players on 2014-15 NBA end-of-season rosters boasted NBA D-League experience.

Visit to learn more about the program.  Fans can follow the NBA on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@NBAIndia) and download the NBA App for the latest news, updates, scores, stats, schedules, videos and more.
Winner’s profile:
Name: Palpreet Singh
Age: 21
From: Muktsar Sahaib, 150 kms from Ludhiana
Favourite Team: LA Clippers
Favourite Player: Blake Griffin
Position: Center
Height: 6.9″
Weight: 115 kgs
Dominate Hand: Right
Palpreet has represented India at SAFF Games, Lusofonia Games and Asian Games. He is the first person from his family and village Muktsar Sahaib to play basketball. He received his initial training at the famous Ludhiana Basketball Academy under the tutelage of coach Dr. S Subramaniam who trained Satnam Singh too.

Rising Delhi and Bengaluru sides outclass experienced opponents

UBA Indian Pro Basketball League Season 2 Day 7: Rising Delhi and Bengaluru sides outclass experienced opponents
Pune, 24th February 2016: Day 7 of United Basketball Alliance (UBA) Pro Basketball League Season 2 action concluded today with young Delhi Capitals (3-0) and Bengaluru Beast (2-1) teams winning cross division games against Hyderabad Sky and Mumbai Challengers, both of which feature experienced players.
Hindi film actor Ameesha Patel and TV celebrity/stylist Imam Siddique were the special guests on the occasion. “I never thought I’d be dancing in a basketball stadium! But good luck to all the teams and thank you for having us here. It’s been a pleasure.” said Ms Patel, before attempting to make a basket from inside the freethrow line.
“I’d like to congratulate the entire team [of UBA] for putting together such a wonderful platform for emerging talent in India at the grassroots level. Sport is easily the finest form of art for me because I am from a sporting family- my father was a hockey player.” said Mr Siddique.

Delhi Capitals bt Hyderabad Sky

The second cross-division game today was between the Delhi Capitals and Hyderabad Sky. Both teams have had very different runs in the tournament so far. While the Capitals are high on confidence, entering the game unbeaten, the Hyderabad Sky are still searching for their first win in Season 2.
Delhi picked up from where they left off in the previous game. Right from tip-off, Delhi went all guns blazing. Relying on ball movement and a balanced scoring effort, the Capitals piled on the points in the first half. The first half saw the entire Delhi roster getting playing time and each one of them getting on the scoreboard. Hyderabad Sky managed to score only 16 points in the entire first half. Delhi held fort on the defensive end and played great defense on Sky’s best players. Sky did not manage to get any offensive rhythm going in the game, as their point guard Joginder found it difficult to create space for his jumpshot or create anything through penetration. Sky’s Indo-Australian guard Mahesh Padmanabhan top scored again for his team with 14 points, but it was just not enough against the dominant Capitals side.
On the defensive end, Hyderabad Sky posed little resistance to Delhi’s players. With the coaches going entirely to their bench, Delhi kept switching five players at a time in the game. Ajay Singh was the top scorer for his team off the bench with 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and was awarded the player of the match. Vinay Kaushik got to double digits again for the Capitals with 10 points. Delhi has now won all their 3 games so far, while Hyderabad is yet to register a victory in the tournament.
Delhi Capitals (Ajay Singh 13, Vinay Kaushik 10, Arshdeep Singh 10) bt Hyderabad Sky(Mahesh Padmanabhan 14, Joginder Singh 9) 93-64 (20-8, 26-8, 21-22, 26-26)

Bengaluru Beast bt Mumbai Challengers

After a day’s gap, action got underway again at the UBA Pro Basketball league Season 2 with a couple of cross-division games. The first match of the day was between the unbeaten Mumbai Challengers side and Bengaluru Beast, who have won their last two games and inching to the top of the table.
The contrasting styles of the two teams were clear from the start. The Challengers are a slower team that prefers the half-court style of play, while Beast is filled with young legs who can run all game. Beast also got back the services of their first-choice point guard Raghuram today against the Challengers. The break from UBA action seemed to have helped him, as he was on fire right out of the gates. His efficiency was through the roof, connecting on almost all his shots in the first quarter. For the Challengers, it was centre Gagandeep with the buckets, using his body and size in the paint. But Bengaluru’s fast paced style of play was too much to handle for the Challengers as they conceded a 13-point lead to the Beast in the first quarter.
Bengaluru used the same script throughout the game, pushing the tempo at every opportunity they got. The Beast coaches used almost their entire roster, going 11-deep in the contest. With the coaches ensuring that there were fresh legs on the floor at all times, the Beast youngsters were given the green light to run and gun. Challengers’ transition defense could not match the speed of Bengaluru’s offense. Beast players were getting their shots off even before the Mumbai defense could settle.
At the fulcrum of the Beast team was Raghuram, who was scorching today from the inside and outside. Whether it was crafty drives to the rim, knocking down open jumpers or creating for his teammates, Raghuram showcased everything today to lead his side in scoring with 28 points. His teammate big man Manpreet (18 points) was consistent again with his shooting, knocking down his mid-range jumpers throughout the game. Bengaluru’s deep rotation ensured balanced contribution from multiple players. Beast forward Hrishikesh Naidu (12 points) was an offensive spark off the bench, even knocking down an unexpected 3-pointer and getting an offensive putback.
For the Challengers, forward Jagdeep Bains had an off day, managing only 5 points in the game. Poor rotation from the Challengers hurt them and their fatigue led to sloppy turnovers. Bengaluru played tenacious defense with their active hands pestering the Challengers and helping their team convert defense to easy transition buckets. Beast guard Visu Palani was the recipient of a few of those easy buckets, as he finished with 15 points on 7 of 8 shooting.
Bengaluru had a 20-plus point lead at one stage of the game. However, late in the fourth, the Challengers fought hard to come back into the game, even cutting the lead down to 8 points with under five minutes left. But a late 3-pointer by Raghuram sealed the deal for the Beast, who have now won three games in a row and are one of the hottest teams in the league right now. Raghuram was deservedly awarded the man of the match and a cash prize of INR 25,000.
Bengaluru Beast (Raghuram 28, Manpreet 20, Visu Palani 15) bt Mumbai Challengers(Gagandeep Singh 31, Nikhil 11, Karan Pal Singh 10) 99-84 (25-12, 23-23, 23-18, 28-31)

About the UBA Pro Basketball League

The UBA Pro Basketball League is structured on a league cum knockout basis. Season 2 is being held in two phases: 18 to 28 Feb in Pune followed by 21st March to 3rd April in Hyderabad. There are eight teams in total divided into two divisions: Pune Peshwas, Delhi Capitals, Haryana Gold, Punjab Steelers (North division) and Chennai Slam, Mumbai Challengers, Bengaluru Beast and Hyderabad Sky (South division).  Chennai Slam won the inaugural season last year with Pune Peshwas finishing second.
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About United Basketball Alliance India Pvt. Ltd.

The United Basketball Alliance (UBA India) is a next-generation sports branding company. Its main objective is to make sport brands mean something to their sport viewers. To do that, UBA helps brands connect with viewers by providing insight-driven ideas across all media platforms. With respect to its Pro Basketball League, UBA India has already secured primetime television broadcasting arrangements with the Ten Sports Network, and is securing corporate sponsorships for tournament play, and creating merchandising opportunities.
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From the UN Women’s Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives & Sri Lanka
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UN Women invites you to a panel discussionon ‘Step It Up for Gender Equality’
Reflections on Union Budget 2016-17
The government will release the Union Budget 2016-17 on 29 February 2016. As part of an annual series, UN Women invites you to a panel discussion bringing together eminent economists, political representatives and policy makers to analyse the budget from a gender lens.Wednesday, 2 March 2016 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Registration
2:15 pm – 4:30 pm: Panel Discussion
Venue: Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre (Entry from Gate 1), Lodi Road, New Delhi
Welcome remarks: Dr. Rebecca Reichmann Tavares, Representative, UN Women
Ms. Brinda Karat (Member, CPIM)
Mr. Bhartruhari Mahtab (Member, BJD)
Mr. GVL Narsimha Rao (Spokesperson, BJP)
Mr. Manish Tewari (Member, Indian National Congress)
Mr. Subrat Das (Director, Centre for Budget & Governance Accountability)
Mr. YogendraYadav (Leader, SwarajAbhiyan) *
Moderator: Ms. Yamini Mishra, Gender Responsive Budgeting Specialist,
Asia Pacific, UN Women
RSVP: Mr. Sanjay Bailwal (
*To be confirmed
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