Hyderabad – India’s Genome Valley

Hyderabad city is packed with numerous options for not only sightseeing but accommodation as well. Most of the Hyderabad hotels excel in the culinary art and are worth visiting as many times as you wish. The Hyderabadi Biryani, truly sumptuous, is the main special food item at most of the hotels here.

If you visit Hyderabad then you cannot miss out on this food specialty. Besides the local cuisine, tourists can relish international cuisine at many of the dining avenues. Most of the hotels are located strategically in close proximity to the diplomatic and commercial districts of Hyderabad. On the Hyderabad map you are sure to find many hotels to fit into your budget and at the same time offer the desired luxury and relaxation opportunities you are looking for.

The Westin Mindspace hotel in Hyderabad is a place where any tourist can be at his or her best. If you are looking towards a retreat that is truly luxurious and idyllic then this is the right place to be in. Hotel Tara, popularly known as the Ramoji Film City, is the perfect destination for relaxing and great entertainment. This is one of the best Hyderabad hotels and is a complex is visited by thousands of tourists all through the year to revel in its infinite recreational and leisure opportunities.

Situated in the Banjara Hills, a first class hotel offering the finest accommodation and recreational facilities is the Fortune Park Vallabha, exclusively for business travelers. To get value for your money is Hotel Silver Park, a 3 star business class hotel offering great value for your money spent. It has been offering competitive services in the hospitality industry since two decades now.

At close proximity to the railway station and the airport is the Aditya Park Inn, easily accessible and making a perfect stop for any tourist visiting Hyderabad. Across the Banjara Lake and in close proximity of the Banjara Hills shopping and business areas is the Keys Hotel Bhaskar Plaza. Before you plan your trip here, a good idea would be to have a look at the Hyderabad map to identify some of the finest hotels here.

While you stay here you can make the most of the shopping opportunities provided. If you are a leisure and business traveler then Aditya Hometel situated at Ameerpet makes a perfect destination. It has been designed exclusively to suit the needs of any traveller and is a well-known hotel located at close proximity to the Hyderabad airport.

EMPI Institution Conducts India’s First International Mobility Festival With Inauguration of AIC

EMPI Institutions, New Delhi and it’s Atal Incubation Centre, supported by Niti Aayog, Govt. of India; conducted India’s first Mobility Mission Festival (MoMi) on Mobility Design, Technology and Business for Vehicles of the Future – Electric, Connected, Autonomous and Shared. This initiative was structured under EMPI iFutures, India’s first Futurization platform -­â€ A platform to carry forward EMPI’s credo of Innovating Futures philosophy across different sectors. The Festival was organized in association with Ricardo as Knowledge Partner and Nissan as Mission Partner. The event took place at the EMPI residential campus in Chattarpur, New Delhi.

During the festival the Atal Incubation Centre – EMPI was inaugurated and blessed by Mr. Ramanathan Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog, Govt. of India. AIC-­â€ EMPI is the only AIC focused on Renewables, Smart Energy and New Mobility.

It was heartening to see about 300 Engineering and Management students and start-­â€ ups from pan India and internationally from countries such as Bangladesh, Vietnam, Philippines, Fiji, Afganistan and Taiwan enthusiastically registering and participating in the various competitions, Masterclasses, Workshops and Panel Discussions.

President, EMPI Institutions, Pankaj Saran welcomed the gathering and spelt out the unique thematic concept of the festival, an ideas festival, that has brought together a large number of students, start-­â€ ups, MSMEs and eminent experts from the industry to address real life problems being faced by the industry in facing the disruption taking place in new mobility space. The keynote session was conducted by two eminent thought leaders, Srihari Mulgund, President, Ricardo Asia and Sirish Batchu, VP, Software & Intelligence, Ather Energy who gave a broad perspective on the changing paradigm of mobility. Following these two plenary sessions were conducted. One on Design Thinking by Manish Vashisht, Design Director – IBM and the other on Connected Vehicles by Nitin Nair, General Manager, Connected Cars -­â€ Africa, Middle-­â€ East & India of Nissan Motor Corporation.

In the evening a panel discussion was held by another array of stellar speakers on Innovations in the Future of Mobility. The speakers were Atul Arya, Head – Energy Division, Panasonic; Gaurav Talwar, Sr. Management Consultant, IBM Business Consulting Services; Sriram Padmanabhan, VP-­â€ Marketing Nissan, India and Soumya Bhattacharya, AGM – Delhi Integrated Multimodal Transport System (DIMTS – A JV of Delhi Govt.) and Prasad Mane, Vice-­â€ President (Asia), Ricardo. The panel was moderated by Deepangshu Dev Sarmah, Editor-­â€ in-­â€ Chief, Auto Tech Review, a Springer publication.

The festival consisted of different track events spread over 30 hours like Hackathon, Designathon, Brandathon, Pitchathon, Makeathon Expo, Quizility etc. The Hackathon had multiple real life problem tracks identified by the industry and a large mentor team from the auto eco-­â€ system. In the Designathon, Brandathon and Pitchathon leading experts conducted masterclasses and gave problems for the teams to solve. In Pitchathon teams with Business ideas underwent a masterclass on structuring Business Plans and then improve and refine them for making an actual pitch to the investors. Quzility witnessed a unique quiz format with a thematic quiz on the Mobility eco-­â€ system. The Makeathon consisted of teams from India and abroad wherein student teams from various colleges had prepared innovative working prototypes ranging from a Retrofit motorcycle to a submarine to detect oil spills and plastic waste in oceans.

The Masterclass of the various sub-­â€ events were conducted by the likes of Sudhir Mor, Co-­â€ Founder, Designshift, ex Ola electric; Rahul Kumbhar, Industrial Designer and Varun Arora, Dassault Systèmes; Gagan Ghai, Director, Crest Capital / Advisor and Managing Partner -­â€ Venture Catalysts; Rohit Kumar-­â€ Vice President, Hansa Research Group; Punit Banga, General Manager – Nissan. Judges and Mentors included top mobility experts from Ricardo led by Mr. Srihari Mulgund, President (Asia), Anshul Punjabi, Chief Marketing Officer, Monster; Sriram Padmanabhan, Vice President, Nissan, Neeraj Tyagi, Managing Partner-­â€ Venture Catalysts and Nemesisa Ujjain, Director -­â€ Innovation Projects, Hunch Circle.

The Expo consisted of state-­â€ of-­â€ the-­â€ art vehicles demonstrated for display and tests drives by leading companies and start-­â€ ups like Nissan, Hyundai, Tatas, EESL Gowel, Areon Mobility, M2GO, RNA Innovations amongst others. Nissan displayed their yet to be launched Leaf 2 and their innovative power note, an E-­â€ car with a range extender.

Sriram Padmanabhan, Vice-­â€ President (Marketing), Nissan India said, “He was quite surprised and impressed with the creative ideas of the students. It’s a great thing that organizations like EMPI are setting up events like these.” Top Experts led by Mr. Srihari Mulgund, President, Ricardo (Asia), one of the world’s largest automotive consulting companies said, “The experience at the festival has been phenomenal. The excitement, energy, and creative ideas from the students have been unbelievable.” The college students and start-­â€ ups who participated at the festival were highly impressed and excited about this first of its kind power packed festival. One of the participants from NTPC school of Business said he was impressed with the high level experts from top companies who had come for the event. He said the exhibition was also absolutely state-­â€ of-­â€ the-­â€ art, consisting of two-­â€ wheelers, three-­â€ wheelers and four-­â€ wheelers.

Further no festival could have been complete without good food and the taste buds of one and all were satisfied by a number of sumptuous food stalls serving dosas to pani puris and Pizzas to make the Festival a complete experience.

The two-­â€ day Mobility Mission Event finally culminated with a high-­â€ octane performance by the award winning Eka rock band concert.

Purnima – The Story of India’s Self Made Women Entrepreneurs

Woman? W-itemized? Weak? Well not any longer!

India, the country where the very essence of being a woman meant living in the shadows of men, the man being their father, brother or husband. However now, the scenario is different and better; ways have been paved for women in the field of science, technology and entrepreneurship, by women themselves.

New chapters are being written by them, each better than the last. We’re no longer the submissive ladies chained in patriarchal customs, we’re busy developing ourselves, becoming masters in whatever we do.

‘Purnima’, I’d like to call these women. Purnima in Hindi means the full moon and a full moon describes beauty, grace and gorgeousness that flows after completing a full circle. Over the years we’ve conquered our fears and overpowered the traditions that said we were meant to stay back home and cook. It’s time for a reality check and also time for you to excavate into details of ‘India’s Self-made Purnimas’. These three women, mentioned below, are the ones who understood that being a woman is a sign of strength and they chose to outshine men, thus being called India’s best self made entrepreneurs.

  1. Richa Kar – Comfortable yet sensuous lingerie wouldn’t have been available online in India had Richa not thought of this great idea to sell lingerie online. Her store, Zivame, is one of the best online lingerie stores, making her India’s best known and self made entrepreneur. She understands that the thing women need is a comfortable and sensuous and she has all her focus set in the direction. Without a quirk of doubt, Richa is India’s greatest Purnima, shining her way out.
  2. Falguni Nayar – Nykaa’s CEO, Falguni Nayar, is the incredible woman behind India’s makeup sensation. A store that sells makeup accessories from tip to toe, Nykaa is her endeavor to provide a beautiful outlook to women, a sensation in itself. Falguni Nayar recognized the makeup needs of women, and provided everything under one name. She’s definitely a star and we need to applaud her for her incredible work.
  3. Suchi Mukherjee – A fashion freak, Suchi chose to provide women with a fabulous collection of clothing that have been streamlined for the sober and glamorous occasions. Presenting a fantabulous line of clothing under the name Limeroad, this woman has given the finest collection to Indian women who have a special affinity for fashion.

All of these women, including a few more are creating milestones in their respective fields and their success is a reminder for all those who’re still struggling that there is nothing that can hold you back if you’re working to be successful and independent.

I’m reminded of another amazing woman, Indra Nooyi, the lady who said, “We have been in this revolution for decades. First it was just getting entry into this boy’s club… We clawed our way into this revolution at workplace, then we needed parity at pay. Not yet there, we are still fighting for that. We have to have equal treatment. We need to be treated as equals. I hate to be called ‘honey’ and ‘sweetie’ and ‘babe’. That has to change.”

Are we bringing about any change? Well certainly!

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