Wednesday, January 16, 2019

2 kg Baby born with ‘Transposition of the great arteries’ congenital heart disease, successfully operated at Jupiter Hospital

A serious & rare open heart surgery performed on 6 days old baby boy with the aid of donation from Mukul Madhav Foundation, Jupiter Foundation and Have a heart Foundation.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Abhijeet Naik, Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Rahul Saraf Paediatric Cardiologist, and managed in a dedicated paediatric ICU under the guidance of Dr. Shrinivas Tambe, Consultant Neonatalogist and Paediatric Intensivist. 

A 6 days old baby born with congenital heart disease underwent an open heart surgery. The baby born with the condition ‘Transposition of the great arteries’ at a government hospital and then was shifted to Jupiter Hospital as an emergency case. The surgery (Arterial switch) was performed on 8th December under ‘Hruday Sparsh’, an initiative by Jupiter Hospital.

Transposition of the great arteries is serious and rare heart defect present at birth due to abnormal development of fetal heart.  In condition of ‘Transposition of the great arteries’, the aorta is connected to the right ventricle, and the pulmonary artery is connected to the left ventricle — the opposite of a normal heart's anatomy. That changes the way blood circulates through the body, leaving a shortage of oxygen in blood flowing from the heart to the rest of the body. Without an adequate supply of oxygen- rich (red) blood, the body cannot function properly and patient faces complications or death if not operated.

Dr. Abhijeet Naik, Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon said, “This baby had a condition ‘transposition of the great arteries’, which requires an emergency surgery called as ‘Arterial Switch Operation’. The risk factor in this surgery around 10 percent in babies who weighs less than 2.5kg, the good thing is we are able to do such complex cases in Pune”.

Dr. Rahul Saraf Paediatric Cardiologist said, “Hruday Sparsh, an initiative by Jupiter Hospital with Jupiter Foundation and other trusts, we are trying to help as many patients for their treatment in congenital heart diseases. This is the unique case where with the help of Mukul Madhav Foundation, Jupiter Foundation and Have a Heart Foundation it was done successfully.”

“This is the second life for my baby. For which, we are very thankful to the Jupiter Hospital and doctors who helped and saved our baby from this dangerous disease”. Said patient’s father Shri Padam Manharek Bhujel

The surgery was performed by Dr Abhijeet Naik and his team including Dr Rahul Saraf Paediatric Cardiologist, and managed in a dedicated paediatric ICU under the guidance of Dr. Shrinivas Tambe, Chief Intensivist at Jupiter Hospital, Baner.

The parents of the baby are from Nepal and his father works as a security guard in Pune. They are from a very poor socio-economic background so the surgery was performed under ‘Hruday Sparsh’, an initiative by Jupiter Hospital to spread awareness and providing medical and surgical treatment to the patient in the lower socio-economic background, so they can lead a healthy and happy life.

Friday, January 11, 2019

SHEIN Celebrates Sunburn in Style!

~SHEIN hosts meet & greet for winners at Sunburn 2018 with International Artists Alan Walker and Krewella~

Pune, 09th January 2019: SHEIN as the official fashion partner of Sunburn, biggest electronic dance festival in South Asia, organized “Meet SHEIN” event for SHEIN lovers and fashion trend followers of the city. The response received was enormous. It was a once in lifetime experience enabled by SHEIN meeting international artists Alan Walker and Krewella at Sunburn 2018. The event was hosted to show appreciation to loyal SHEIN lovers of Pune.

SHEIN X Sunburn collection at the Shop chic centre garnered a lot of attention and praise. The collection was sold out even before the night was over. The collection was loved by both artists and music lovers of Sunburn festival. A few artists were even seen sporting items from the SHEIN x Sunburn Collection during their performances. The contest being hosted on Facebook as well as Instagram had a huge participation culminating into great tug of war on the winning entry.  Leading the shout of fifteen winners’ from Pune who got to meet the artists and experience the event with the passes of Sunburn 2018 as token of appreciation for the loyalty to SHEIN.

Showcasing special line of co-branded merchandise and clothing range called SHEIN X Sunburn collection, dedicated to offering on-trend styles catering to young people, SHEIN is already one of the leading global fashion e-commerce portals and loved by Indians for the quality and design. The SHEIN X Sunburn collection will be available for purchase on the and SHEIN app.

Annapurna awarded the NCDC Regional Award for Cooperative Excellence 2018

The State Level Selection Committee under the Chairmanship of Commissioner for Cooperation and Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Govt. of Maharashtra selected Annapurna Mahila Coop Credit Society Ltd, Warje, Pune for Cooperative Excellence Award – first prize in Women Cooperative category.

The award ceremony was held on 4th January 2019 at NCDC Pune premises and the award was presented to Annapurna by Mr.Satish Soni, the State Commissioner for Cooperation.  The award comprised of a cheque for Rs.25,000, citation and a certificate.  On this occasion Ms.Ujwala Waghole, Annapurna’s Microfinance Head spoke about the various initiatives taken up by Annapurna for women empowerment like loans, savings, insurance, pension and chain of day care centers for slum children during the last 25 years.  She also drew attention to the fact that Annapurna has successfully inculcated financial discipline into its members and these poor women have never defaulted on loan repayments.

The award was accepted on behalf of Annapurna by Ms.Ujwala Waghole – MF Head, Ms.Sujata Bhat - Finance Manager, Ms.Varsha Gaikwad and Ms.Reshma Tamboli – both of whom are Community Representatives and successful micro entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

QNET Entrepreneurs kick off 2019 by Raising Funds for Underprivileged Community in 22 Cities including 3 cities from Maharashtra

  • Funds raised to support basic necessities, essential commodities, sports materials, first-aid kits
  • 26 events planned across 22 cities in the country
  • Pledged sums of up to INR 1 Lakh in each city
Pune, January 08, 2019: Independent representatives of Direct Selling company QNET have once again come together, this time to brighten up the New Year for the underprivileged. In a series of events spread across 22 cities throughout India, various groups of Independent Representatives have come forward to raise funds and help underprivileged communities.

Over hundreds of entrepreneurs, who are professionals across all age group, run a successful direct selling business with QNET, have pledged up to INR 1 lakh per city towards important causes benefiting a local community in need. While various Independent Representatives have been coming together during Diwali every year, this is the second year that some of them have initiated such activities during the New Year to reinforce their commitment to helping communities and their own belief in the spirit of giving.

As part of this effort the group of entrepreneurs in Maharashtra covered three cities including Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur by providing essential commodities including toiletries, stationaries, books, sports materials, first-aid kits and audio-visual equipment.

The activities were carried across various organisations including Bhatkya Vimukt Jati Sjokshan Samatha in Pune, Save the Smile Social Foundation in Mumbai and Jeevan Ashray Seva Sanstha in Nagpur.

The effort in all the three cities along with other entrepreneurs in other centres echoed the sentiments of the group saying “QNET has helped us transform not only our lives, but the lives of those around us. Sharing the abundance created by the opportunity provided to us by the direct selling industry is our way of giving back to the community this New Year.”

Commenting on the effort, QNET Global CEO Trevor Kuna said “The initiative undertaken by our Independent Representatives in their individual capacity is truly encouraging. QNET’s underlying philosophy of RYTHM – Raise Yourself To Help Mankind is the force that drives a lot of what we do. It is a reflection of our business, which is about empowering people to take control of their lives, so that they can, in turn, help empower their communities. After all, there is no better feeling than doing well while you are doing good”.

QNET had in the past partnered with the Cancer Patients Aid Association in Mumbai to support the treatment of children with cancer from low-income families. QNET had also contributed significantly towards the Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya campaign by partnering with the Lions Club in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad on a number of projects including clean drinking water, nutrition education and health camps for children.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Accord SDH, Technology Advancement for Quality Healthcare

Accord SDH Hospital has been awarded as the ‘Best Multispecialty Hospital in PCMC’. The hospital recently installed an Uro-Laser and a Neuro Microscope at the hospital. These state of the art equipments will help the hospital to upgrade its Tertiary Care offerings.

The Quanta 30/35 W, 2100 mm Holmium Uro-Laser is used for various Urological procedures especially fragmentation of hard and fiber small tightly fitted stones, bladder tumors. It can be used with flexible Urethroscopy for Kidney stones without PCNL and ECWL.

The Carl Zeiss Neuro microscope is extremely accurate and used to access the critical areas of Human brain especially in diseases of small vessels and nerves and prevents the brain from damage during surgery.

The new microscopes were inaugurated at  the hands of Chief guest Mr. Sanjay Lele- Chairman of Janata Sahakari Bank  &  Mr. Jagdish Kadam-Vice Chairman Janata Sahakari Bank and  Dr. Deepak Kirpekar- Urosurgeon, in the presence of Mr. Vidyadhar Sarfare- Chairman, ACCORD   SDH Hospital  And Dr. Deepali Chinchole- IVF expert and Managing Director of Director of ACCORD SDH Hospital.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Lele said “I always wish that everyone should stay healthy, but at the same time today everyone encounters tremendous stress whether professional or personal, so having ACCORD SDH Hospital which offers patient centric care and courteous staff is a blessing for people of PCMC. 

Mr. Lele & Mr. Kadam felicitated Dr. Deepak Kirpekar the renowned urologist of international fame, for his outstanding contribution to the field of urology. Dr Kirpekar has over 3 decades of experience and has done more than twenty five thousand surgeries till date. Speaking on the occasion Dr Kirpekar appreciated the quality of services, courteous nature of the staff and medical facilities offered at ACCORD SDH Hospital. He said "over the Last two years the hospital has seen many positive changes and is developing into a tertiary care hub under the new management ".
Dr. Deepali Chinchole managing Director ACCORD SDH Hospital emphasized on   the quality aspects of healthcare. She also informed the gathering about the NABH accreditation process which was underway at the hospital and how patients will benefit from this certification. She said  that" Accord SDH Hospital strongly believes in providing high quality patient-focused health care that is readily accessible, cost effective and meets the needs of the people."

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Journey of an Architect in Pune to Art-Director in Los Angeles

Aditya Mohite is an architect, film-maker and an Art-director. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
He did his graduation from Pune. He developed interest in film-making when he directed his first short film in his third year for a competition. Doing which he realized that his interest lies in constructing or as said directing films. He directed two films during his college days. One was in Marathi, which went to Goa Film Festival and other film festivals as well. After graduation he did a job in architecture for one year. He eventually moved to California to pursue his language of expression, films. And did a Masters in MFA film and television from Los Angeles, California.

He has three years of experience working in the Hollywood film industry as an Art director. During his previous year of Masters he started working as an art director. He directed a French film, “Knead For Love”, shot in hollywood. Aditya worked as a writer and an art director in this film. His architecture background really helped this film to put together visually. In order to maintain visual hierarchy yellow color was used throughout the film, which also represents hope , happiness and conflicting association. To take shot from inside of oven, he and his team managed to build oven in order to shoot inside without damaging the camera. This film was a fabulous success it received very well recognition all around the globe. It was received in Cannes Film Festival 2018, MedFF 2018, lift Off film festival Amsterdam etc. this film sold its non-exclusive rights to Short Tv london to distribute in India and world region for next four years. He has also directed a film in Mandarin language named, “American Dream”, which won 6-7 awards including ones in Cannes film festival and LA shorts international film festival.

The names of other of his films are- Seek, Hunter and Ashes of Gold, all of which recieved the same appreciation.
He has directed films in seven languages- English, Hindi, Marathi, French, Mandarin, Hebrew and Spanish.
Aditya is currently working on two films one in Persian and other in Marathi.
When asked why did he change his course from an architect to an art director he says that both are the same. In both you have to design just the tools are different!! He says, “Since I studied Architecture, I am more interested in creating my own things, I decided to switch career from Architecture to Filmmaking because I find more freedom in Films than architecture in order to express myself as an individual or as a human. I was able to give out the essence of my creativity through architecture but then I realized making films would be a most efficient way of expressing my vision to the world.”

Apart from film-making he travels a lot. “Traveling helped me grow as a filmmaker, it attracted me towards different cultures, cuisines, people around the world.”
He further aspires to direct films in Marathi. But for now he wants to explore opportunities in Hollwood and shine in abroad as well.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Netafim Launches the World's Most Innovative Digital Irrigation System in India

NetBeat™ is an irrigation and fertigation management system that integrates monitoring, analysis and automation into a single mobile platform, enabling farmers to maximize productivity any time, anywhere.

Following the launch of NetBeat™ insIsrael at Agritech 2018, NetBeat™ is launched in Pune, India. NetBeat™ is the world's first and most advanced digital irrigation and fertigation management system. The official launch of ‘NetBeat™ ’ in India has been done in the esteemed presence of Mr. Randhir Chauhan, Managing Director of Netafim India, Mr. Lior Doron, Director, Head of Digital Farming product management and Mr. Izhar Gilad, Head of Commercial & Business Development, Digital Farming, both from Netafim, Israel.  

Netafim, which led the world’s first revolution in precision agriculture more than 50 years ago with its pioneering drip irrigation, today brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of agronomy and hydraulics to lead the digital farming revolution.

NetBeat™ provides farmers with real-time recommendations based on data pertaining to plant, soil and weather conditions obtained from both the field and external sources. This data is analyzed in the cloud, according to proprietary Dynamic Crop Models, based on 50 years of Netafim’s unique experience and research in the field of agronomy and hydraulics. NetBeat™ is the greatest innovation and the first irrigation system with a brain for Indian farmers, where they can easily monitor, analyze, get decision support and automate their irrigation operation by smartphone, wherever they are.

Based entirely on Israeli technology, NetBeat™ was developed in collaboration with mPrest, developers of the Command & Control platform used in the Iron Dome air-defense system. NetBeat™ is the first platform of its kind to integrate monitoring, analysis and automation in one system, controlled by the farmer through a friendly and simple user interface, that provides optimization and smart recommendations throughout all stages of the crop lifecycle, saving water, fertilizer and other inputs, and improving profitability.

As part of the Indian launch of NetBeat™, Netafim unveiled NetBeat™One, an innovative solution tailored for small farmers who need better control over their farms.

"Netafim is an innovative company that’s constantly looking for creative technology solutions that help the world grow more food with less resources. NetBeat™ offers a sustainable and innovative platform for both big and small farmers to ensure higher returns with minimum resources in agriculture,” says Randhir Chauhan, MD, Netafim India. "From companies cultivating large areas of land or community irrigation projects to an individual smallholder, NetBeat™ makes it easy to organize irrigation for the field and provides every stakeholder a way to maximize their results and peace of mind” he adds.

Mr. Lior Doron said, “NetBeat™ is the first irrigation management system with a brain. It combines a full solution of irrigation and fertigation control, monitoring and management together with smart Decision Support System crop models, interfaces to weather forecast and many other services and remote cloud access to the field from anywhere, anytime.”

“In light of today’s ever-increasing food and water security challenges, including dwindling precious resources and inefficient water usage, Netafim is proud to present NetBeat™ – the 1st irrigation system with a brain.” said Mr. Izhar Gilad

About Netafim

Netafim is the global leader in precision irrigation for a sustainable future. With 29 subsidiaries and 17 manufacturing plants worldwide, Netafim delivers innovative, tailor-made irrigation and fertigation solutions to millions of farmers, allowing smallholders to large-scale agricultural producers in over 110 countries to grow more with less. Founded in 1965, Netafim pioneered the drip revolution, creating a paradigm shift toward precision irrigation. Today, specializing in end-to-end solutions from the water source to the root zone, Netafim delivers turnkey irrigation and greenhouse projects, supported by engineering, project management and financing services. Netafim is also leading the way in digital farming, integrating real-time monitoring, analysis and automated control into one state-of-the-art system. Established in 1997, Netafim India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Netafim emerged as a leader in precision irrigation  solutions in the subcontinent. With 3 manufacturing plants in India, Netafim India brings sustainable prosperity to over 850,000 farming families.  See how Netafim’s solutions are changing the economics of agriculture and helping the world grow more with less at

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2 kg Baby born with ‘Transposition of the great arteries’ congenital heart disease, successfully operated at Jupiter Hospital

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