Sudha Reddy to Attend Met Gala 2024, Collaborates With Met Museum

Sudha Reddy to Attend Met Gala 2024

Hyderabad, 6th May 2024: Ahead of the Met Gala 2024, philanthropist and businesswoman Sudha Reddy has aligned creative forces with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This exciting collaboration will allow her to lend her valuable support to the Museum’s mission of celebrating art’s power to inspire and connect people across cultures, further reflecting the Museum’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and global engagement.

The Met is the world’s largest and most visited museum of art, housing unparalleled collections spanning all cultures and time periods. Its holdings include over two million works of art, representing the broadest spectrum of human creativity from ancient Egypt to the twenty-first century. The Met’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and present outstanding works of art for the education and enjoyment of the public.

In other exciting news, Reddy is also confirmed to grace the extravagant gala this year which takes place on May 6 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and will be one of the handpicked few Indians to watch out for on the red carpet. Her attendance marks a much-awaited return, following her captivating 2021 debut in a sophisticated custom-designed Falguni Shane Peacock, which solidified her status as a global fashion icon. All eyes will be on Reddy to see how she interprets the Met Gala’s 2024 theme of ‘The Garden Of Time’ for her second showcase. The Met Gala is a star-studded event that not only celebrates fashion but also raises critical funds to support the Costume Institute’s mission. Reddy’s presence promises to be a highlight of the evening, as she embodies both style and a commitment to giving back.

Sudha Reddy is a woman who defies definition. While her impeccable fashion sense turns heads, she’s a force to be reckoned with far beyond the runway. As Director of Megha Engineering And Infrastructure Limited, she skilfully navigates the business world, showcasing her leadership and acumen. Yet, her influence extends far beyond the boardroom. A devoted mother and wife, Reddy also dedicate herself to extensive philanthropic work through the Sudha Reddy Foundation, UNICEF, Global Gift Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Fight Hunger Foundation and Action Against Hunger. This unwavering commitment to social causes, particularly those empowering women and children, solidifies her reputation as a multifaceted leader who makes a significant impact on the world.

Malaika Arora Stuns as Show Stopper for Archana Kochhar and Lavie at Bombay Times Fashion Week

Mumbai, 6th May 2024: In a mesmerizing display of elegance and style, Bollywood icon Malaika Arora graced the runway as the showstopper for renowned fashion designer Archana Kochhar’s latest collection in collaboration with the renowned handbag brand Lavie at the Bombay Times Fashion Week. The event, held at Grand Hyatt, BKC, Mumbai, witnessed an electrifying atmosphere as Malaika effortlessly showcased her exquisitely styled outfit alongside the premium potli by Lavie Luxe, captivating the audience with her grace and charm.

Malaika Arora’s ensemble, adorned with handwoven Lucknowi embroidery, reflected the essence of Archana’s “Ainna” collection, paying tribute to Indian weaves and artisanal craftsmanship. Paired with Lavie Luxe’s statement Potli, featuring intricate detailing and luxurious craftsmanship, her look exudes sophistication and glamor, perfect for festive celebrations and bridal elegance.

Malaika Arora's ensemble,

Known for her impeccable sense of style and poise, Malaika Arora slays in a flawlessly crafted ivory ensemble from Archana Kochhar’s “Ainna” collection, elegantly complemented by a Lavie Luxe embroideredpotli as she sashayed down the runway in a show-stopping ensemble. Her presence added an extra layer of allure to the already stunning creations, leaving the audience in awe of her beauty and charisma.

beauty and charisma.

Malaika flaunting Lavie Luxe’s Embellished Potli, adorned with intricate embroidery pattern. The striking design, with its beautifully beaded dual handles, exudes sophistication, adding a touch of charm to her evening attire.

Malaika flaunting Lavie

Celebrating the epitome of elegance and style! Malaika Arora and designer Archana Kochhar strike a pose together, radiating grace and sophistication at the Bombay Times Fashion Week. Malaika’s captivating presence on the runway, coupled with Lavie Luxe’s exquisite potli, captivated the audience and left a lasting impression.

Celebrate Everyday with Fabindia

Celebrate Everyday with Fabindia

India,26th April 2024 Fabindia, India’s much-loved lifestyle brand, has launched their latest umbrella theme for the summer, capturing the mood of ‘Celebrate every day’. It’s about living in the moment, cherishing the hustle and bustle of daily life, whether be it for work or play, and all the little moments of our life.

This collection highlights gentle pastels to earthy shades, elegant craftsmanship, and the easygoing comfort we all need. It’s light, airy, breezy, and ready for summer! With capsule collections for different aspects of your wardrobe and home, they present 3 key offerings- Indian Summer, Elemental, and PLaY.

Elemental- Western Wear Summer’24

Showcasing the harmony between contemporary fashion and timeless traditions, earthy tones, fluidity, warmth, and breathable fabrics rule this campaign. With the ever-growing popularity of Fabindia’s western wear collection, this edit seamlessly integrates nature-inspired designs into contemporary Western Wear, with something for every style aesthetic. With each piece telling a story of artisanal crafts, women can explore a range of silhouettes for dresses, prints, and embroideries on shirts, tops, and more. Men can browse through a myriad of options for fabric, prints, and colors for their summer shirts.

Indian Summer- Ethnic Wear Summer’24

This collection encapsulates Fabindia’s most loved kurtas for men and women, saris, dupattas, and intricate jewelry. This is your summer diary, your everyday go-to essentials, it speaks to you on a day-to-day basis. It’s a take on familiar elements of summer reflected in comfortable ethnic wear. With motifs inspired by the Peepal tree and enchanting florals, light pastel shades woven in cotton are what you will find, with styles for the entire family.

PLaY by FabHome

Limitless possibilities! That’s the theme for your home this season. Play by Fabhome encourages everyone to embrace their inner interior designer, mixing and matching cushions, curtains, throws, bed linen, and table settings. Your home is your playground and every aspect of your personality should shine through. The collection caters to the ever-changing moods and aesthetics of your home during the summer.

Speaking about the ‘Celebrate Everyday’ collection, a Fabindia spokesperson said – “We want people to look at Fabindia as an everyday solution, not just for weddings, festivals, and special occasions, but as a one-stop-shop where everyone, from adults to kids, can find something they identify with every day. This collection has its own identity with inspiration taken from the moments we all experience every day, which is woven into its fabric. This makes it stand apart from the rest.”

Beauty Garage Pro: Yearly Growth in Hair Care Market Expansion

Beauty Garage

Mumbai…20th April 2024 …Beauty Garage Professional, a true made-in-India brand reinventing the hair care industry, proudly announces its remarkable 60% year-on-year growth year and increasing market share of the hair care and hair treatment segment through its diverse product range. This achievement coincides with the brand’s recent reception of the prestigious National Feather Awards in the Best Hair Care Product Manufacturing category. Founded in 2017 by Mahesh and Jigar Ravaria, Beauty Garage Professional has swiftly ascended to become a leading name in the hair care business, embodying the spirit of innovation and resilience.

Committed to delivering excellence, Beauty Garage Professional focuses on crafting high-quality, safe, and technologically advanced products tailored for diverse hair types. The company’s unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction is evident in its comprehensive range of hair care solutions designed to repair, restore, and revitalize hair.

Today, Beauty Garage Professional boasts a diverse portfolio comprising over 100 SKUs across six distinctive series, including K9 Botoplexx, Botoliss, Botosmart, Shea, Shea Curls, and ScalpSense. Each product reflects the company’s core values of innovation, reliability, quality, trust, and competence, proudly representing a ‘make in India’ brand.

Mr. Mahesh Ravaria, Co-Founder and CEO of Beauty Garage Professional said, “At Beauty Garage Professional, we envisioned a brand that not only delivers exceptional hair care solutions but also represents the spirit of innovation and resilience that defines the ‘make in India’ ethos. Our journey from 2017 to now is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. Today, Beauty Garage Professional is actively serving the INR 2000 crore hair treatment market and INR 5000 crore hair spa market in India, firmly establishing our leadership in the industry.”

Mr. Jigar Ravaria, Co-Founder of Beauty Garage Professional said “We are proud to have created a diverse portfolio of high-quality, technologically advanced products that cater to the diverse needs of our customers worldwide. With ScalpSense and the Shea Collagen Hair Filler Treatment, we are not just setting new standards; we are revolutionizing the way people perceive hair care.”

With FDA-approved products renowned for their cutting-edge technology, Beauty Garage Professional has expanded its footprint to over 32 countries, setting new standards in the global salon industry. The company’s relentless commitment to research and development ensures a continuous stream of innovative products that cater to evolving customer needs.

In a groundbreaking move towards scalp health, Beauty Garage Professional unveiled ScalpSense, the world’s first five-step product series designed to address a wide range of scalp concerns. Additionally, the company introduces the Shea Collagen Hair Filler Treatment, setting a new standard in hair rejuvenation with its transformative effects.

As Beauty Garage Professional continues to redefine hair care standards, its commitment to empowering professionals and customers alike remains unwavering. With a profound love for hair at its core, the company is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions that repair, restyle, and revitalize hair, empowering individuals to achieve their hair goals with confidence and flair.

Space2Grow Unveils Vibrant Rebrand Reflecting Five Years of Social Impact and Vision for Future

India, 19th April 2024: Space2Grow (S2G), the visionary social impact consultancy known for its commitment to creating safer, skilled, and empowered communities, proudly unveils its dynamic rebranding. This proud moment not only celebrates S2G’s five years of remarkable contributions to social change but also ushers in a new chapter of innovation, inclusivity, and impactful action. With a rich portfolio of 50+ cross-sector collaborations and clients spanning diverse sectors, S2G has tirelessly championed the cause of ensuring the safety, skillfulness, and freedom of children and young individuals. Through pioneering Digital Safety Initiatives and Inclusive Skilling endeavors S2G has positively impacted the lives of over 2,00,000 children and young individuals, equipping them with the awareness and tools needed to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of the internet securely.
A Journey of Empathy and Impact

Founded on the principles of empathy, strategic thinking, and a genuine desire to effect change, Space2Grow has been at the forefront of addressing critical societal challenges. From advocating for digital safety and fighting against human trafficking to empowering the marginalized through skill development, S2G’s journey is a testament to its unwavering commitment to a safer, more inclusive world.

“In the past five years, our mission has been clear – to bridge the gap between intent and action. Our rebranding is a reflection of our growth, learnings, and the deeper understanding we’ve gained from our work,” shared Chitra Iyer, Co-founder and CEO of Space2Grow.

Adding to this, Chairperson Shri. Priyank Kanoongo, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights said, “Space2Grow has been associated with us since its inception. Their work especially during COVID of supporting and raising funds for children who lost their parents and in creating safety in the cyber space for children and stakeholders is commendable. I congratulate Chitra Iyer and Anuj Singhal for their relaunching of their brand and wish them luck for continued work in making children safe and empowered.”

The Essence of the New Brand

Embracing a refreshed identity, the rebrand showcases a vibrant color palette and a redesigned logo that symbolizes S2G’s core values. Pink represents the consultancy’s nurturing approach and commitment to women and children, while green symbolizes growth, optimism, and prosperity. The new logo, centered around the idea of safe spaces, encapsulates S2G’s dedication to fostering environments where individuals, particularly children and young adults, can thrive.

“Our rebranding is more than a new look. It’s a reaffirmation of our promise to protect, skill, and empower the young and vulnerable. It’s about being bold, fearless, yet caring and empathetic,” explained Anuj Singhal, Co-founder and Partner at Space2Grow.

The Path Forward

With the rebrand, Space2Grow is set to deepen its impact across its key focus areas. The consultancy remains dedicated to its ‘Concept to Impact’ framework, translating into tangible societal benefits. Over the past five years, our efforts have catalyzed significant changes such as:

● Digital Safety Initiatives: Over the past five years, our targeted interventions have significantly heightened protections in digital spaces. Our research shows alarming trends: 40% of children meet strangers online, and 60% of these interactions lead to offline encounters. Through landmark initiatives, such as crafting the Child Safety Policy for India’s largest EdTech and establishing benchmarking standards for child safety compliance, we have impacted over 200,000 stakeholders across platforms, setting a robust precedent for digital safety.

● Skilling and Inclusion Efforts: Our innovative skilling models have successfully included marginalized communities, particularly trafficking survivors, into the workforce. These programs have not only provided over 200 survivors with vital life and sector-specific skills but have also prepared them for real-world job opportunities, ensuring their successful reintegration and sustainable independence.

“Partnering with Space2Grow has been a game changer for Vedantu. Their expertise was crucial in areas we were less familiar with, especially in understanding the unique risks associated with children’s online interactions. With their guidance, we’ve implemented comprehensive policies and trained our teams to prioritise child safety above all. Beyond policy, Space2Grow helped us conduct essential research on children’s internet usage, enhancing our understanding and approach. They also played a key role in extending our CSR efforts to reach underprivileged children. Space2Grow didn’t just advise us; they transformed our philosophy to ensure that child protection leads every decision in our platform’s development. They are true partners, not just in a few projects, but in our ongoing mission to make learning safe and accessible” said Pulkit Jain, Co-Founder Vedantu Innovations Ltd, one of the largest Edtech Unicorns in India.

“Our commitment remains steadfast: to create a future where every child and young person is safe, skilled, and free. Fast-paced changes – both in the economy as well as in Technology are only creating more reasons to be vigilant and one step ahead. Our new identity is a bold step towards this vision and commitment, inviting partners, stakeholders, and the community to join us in making this dream a reality,” said Iyer.

An Invitation to Collaborate

Space2Grow extends an invitation to like-minded organizations, investors, and individuals passionate about creating meaningful social change. Whether it’s through partnerships, support, or advocacy, there’s a role for everyone in this journey toward building safer, more inclusive communities.

Rareism opens its 30th exclusive store in India

Rareism opens

Hyderabad, 17th April 2024: Rareism, the women’s fashion brand by Bengaluru-based fashion retailer The House of Rare, has opened its third outlet in Hyderabad. The launch ceremony was graced by renowned actress Sreeleela, who added glamour and charm to the occasion. Her presence at the event drew a large crowd of fans and media, making it a grand success. The House of Rare founded Akshika and Manish Poddar originated with Rare Rabbit as a brand specialising in men’s fashion, subsequently introducing Rareism as an extension catering to women’s fashion.

The opening of the new outlet marks a significant milestone for the brand, as it takes the total store count to 30 across India. The 650 sq. ft. store is designed to provide a unique shopping experience for women, offering them an extensive collection of fashion-forward clothing that caters to their diverse needs and preferences.

Over the next two years, the company plans to open approximately 100 exclusive stores as well as increase its presence in multi-brand outlets pan India. Within coming three years, it aims to become the leading direct-to-consumer women’s western fashion brand. Notably, the company has experienced significant growth, reaching a 2.5x growth rate in the last financial year of 2023. As Rareism enters the new financial year, it remains committed to sustaining its growth and reaching new milestones in its retail journey.

The store’s architecture, reminiscent of a modern palace with its grand moving pillars, truly provides an immersive and exceptional experience. The interior, bathed in pristine white light with graceful, cloudy curves, beautifully showcases their fashion expressions.

Rareism is a brand known for its desk-to-dinner approach, and the new outlet in Hyderabad is expected to further strengthen its presence in the market. Rareism was founded by Akshika Poddar in 2016, who has been instrumental in building the brand ever since. Rareism, over the years, has been ensuring quality and innovation which has helped it establish a strong foothold in the fashion industry, and the opening of the new outlet is a testament to its success.

Akshika Poddar, Founder- Rareism, added “We’re proud to be a homegrown brand in women’s western fashion, and with consistent innovation and effort, the plan is to become one of the leaders in this niche across India.”

Abhishek Srivastava, Business Head of Rareism, spoke about the brand’s vision: “Rareism is India’s answer to European Fashion. We believe that multifaceted is not a word; it’s a woman, and we aspire to become a one-stop destination for women.” He also expressed his gratitude to Sreeleela for her support and said that the brand was excited to expand its presence in Hyderabad.

Sreeleela, known for her impeccable fashion sense, was the perfect choice to inaugurate the new outlet. The actress looked stunning in a Rareism outfit, which she wore to the event. Her fans were thrilled to get a glimpse of their favorite star.

The new Rareism store is situated on the ground floor of InOrbit Mall, Madhapur, Hyderabad, and will offer a wide range of women’s clothing. The brand’s collection includes their Desk to Dinner Approach with a variety of formal and casual wear. Rareism’s designs are known for their unique styles which cater to all body types making them a favourite among fashion-conscious women.

University of Leicester and The Apollo University Partner to Revolutionize Global Healthcare

University of Leicester and The Apollo University

Hyderabad, 17th April 2024: Strengthening collaborative education and research ties between the UK and India, University of Leicester (Leicester) and The Apollo University (TAU), a part of the Apollo Hospitals Group, have initiated an unprecedented program partnership. Marking a significant milestone, this collaboration launches a computer science program wherein students commence their studies with two years at TAU in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India, before progressing to their final year and graduation at the University of Leicester, UK.

The Apollo University and University of Leicester aim to prepare 120 students for the first cohort, with the curriculum jointly mapped between the two universities. Students who achieve a minimum of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics during their Intermediate or diploma studies, and successfully complete Class 12 or its equivalent with these subjects as majors from a recognized Board are eligible to apply for the Programme. Upon successful completion of their studies at TAU, students have the opportunity to select from computer science programs specializing in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, or Software Engineering at Leicester. Furthermore, the articulation pathway (formally agreed and approved admission route, for enrolled students) provides students with the option to pursue a one-year master’s degree in their chosen discipline. Post-course completion, eligible students will also have access to placement opportunities and post-study work visas in the UK.

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester, Professor Henrietta O’Connor, said: “We are delighted to announce this first official step in our partnership with the Apollo Hospitals Group which reiterates our shared vision around using the power of education and research to bring real-world changes, particularly in the areas of healthcare and data science. We were recently awarded the highest possible rating of overall Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework for the experience and outcomes we deliver for students and this accolade, alongside our top 30 result in analysis of the Research Excellence Framework, shows the University of Leicester is a world-leading research-intensive University with the power to create graduates and staff members who drive world change. It is very exciting to harness this power through our alliance with Apollo and a global degree program that could transform the healthcare of the future.”

Professor Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor of Apollo University said: “ Apollo University has always been a flagbearer towards quality training programs in technological and healthcare research. I view this alliance as a unique opportunity to redefine the landscape of higher education. Being at the forefront of healthcare transformation, my vision for this partnership goes beyond academic boundaries. It is about creating pathways for students that transcend geographical constraints, allowing them to absorb the best of both institutions and work towards advancing global health.”

The partnership follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last year between the University of Leicester and the Apollo Hospitals Group, a globally recognized integrated healthcare service provider. The MOU outlined a collaborative vision in healthcare management, healthcare, and data science, leveraging cutting-edge research and educational opportunities to harness the potential of artificial intelligence and address global healthcare challenges and skills shortages in both the UK and India.