Pharma Leaders 2015 Edition to debate on “Brand India Winning”

Pharma Leaders 2015 Edition to debate on  “Brand India Winning”

World Healthcare Leaders set to redefine Healthcare Reforms at 8th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit &Pharmaleaders Business Leadership Awards 2015

The healthcare industry is in the midst of a turbulent global transformation. Healthcare reform policy &  fiscal restraint are some of the biggest challenges  on the minds of politicians, the media and business leaders around the world. The stage is set for a larger consolidation of the pharma sector in india valued at approx 93,000 Crore (INR)  market with a significant presence &  impact in the world. It is evident that the healthcare costs around the world are increasing. In 2013, the total global healthcare spend was $7.2 trillion, or about 11 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. This figure is set to climb more than 5 percent a year for the next few years. In the U.S., costs are expected to rise to $4.8 trillion by 2021& in india however, the situation is complex as india is yet to make landslide healthcare reforms. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who swept to power at elections last year in May, promised in his poll manifesto to introduce an ambitious universal health care plan that assures free drugs and insurance for serious ailments. But the plan, pegged initially at $26 billion over the next four years and envisioned to be fully operational by 2019, has been pushed back because of budget constraints. Busy with political arithmetic’s, the plan may take a back stage making the cost of the healthcare spending by the poor a toll as 70% of the expenses are still going from the pockets of the common man making life much miserable. To add to the woes are the challenges of the drug companies who are facing the heat of the regulators as ncreasing number of Indian pharmaceutical firms have come under the knife of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to lack of trained staff and cleanliness at their manufacturing units. Against the backdrop of the above summary, Pharmaleaders, Asia’s most analytical news media in healthcare communication is hosting its 8th edition in Mumbai on Wednesday, the 30th December 2015 under the theme “Brand India Winning “at the 8th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Pharma Leaders Business Leadership Awards 2015.

Widely perceived by the industry Leaders, Healthcare Professionals, Policy Makers, Pharma Leaders 2015 edition too will have a significant brand thrust in view of india’s rising power as a top destination for quality manufacturing, research & generic drugs. Announcing the 8th edition of Pharmaleaders Summit & Awards, Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Pharma Leaders said ” Pharma Leaders 2015 theme will deliberate on Brand India & its winning spirit as a global power, growing at a growth rate of 13 to 14th % per Annum, the Pharmaceutical Market in India is ranked 3rd in terms of volume and 10th in terms of market value & clearly the industry is showing the signs for a bigger space in the world market. The issue within India however has complex issues as the key to any reforms & growth are attributed to a strong internal healthcare focus which has many challenges. Healthcare Insurance, access, reach & affordability remain key challenges in india due to a lack of a universal healthcare policies where the patients should be the real beneficiary in any system said Satya Brahma in the news release.

Pharmaleaders ( www.pharmaleaders.tv) , a division of Network 7 Media Group ( www.network7mediagroup.net) in association with several trade & industry associations will be focusing on some of the burning issues  confronted by the industry including the much talked about regulatory hurdles & pricing. Top Industry Leaders, Medical practitioners & Policy Makers will be debating in panel discussions to find the reasons of policy paralysis & the way forward. More than 300 leaders from the healthcare industry are expected to attend the 2015 Pharma Leaders Annual Summit including delegations from overseas companies & scientists mostly from Europe.

The much awaited Pharma Leaders Annual Awards will be presented to the top & successful companies & leaders by an eminent panel of Jury Members from the Network 7 Media Group Panel in as many as 40 categories. Pharma Leaders Awards Grand Jury is comprised of a panel of international industry experts,  representing the top creative minds in the field of healthcare, pharma academia, policy formation & the representatives from the  government. Pharma Leaders Awards are credible & independent & enjoy the tag of excellence in innovations in healthcare practice that aim to recognize the remarkable achievement of the companies & Leaders. The 2015 Awards will have significant thrust on initiatives, innovations & insight said the news release.


For Registration, Please contact

Dreamz Integrated Marketing & Communications

Unit No.47, 2nd Floor, Aditya Industrial Estate,

Behind Evershine Mall,Devrukhkar Wadi,Chincholi Bunder Road, Malad (W),Mumbai–400064.

Phone-1 : + 91 22 42481276

Mr Anish Khan : ++ 91 9819499475

anish@dreamzimc.com

Ms Anuja : ++ 91 9920686239

anuja@dreamzimc.com

 

 

 

 

Bangalore based Surana Group of Institutions voted as “Top Management Institute” & Archana Surana as “India’s Most Valuable Woman Educationalist & Reformist” at ILC Power Brand 2015

Bangalore based Surana Group of Institutions voted as “Top Management Institute” & Archana Surana as “India’s Most Valuable Woman Educationalist & Reformist” at ILC Power Brand 2015

Network 7 Media Group Jury recognizes mentorship of Archana Surana in Nation building through reforms & Educations, awards as “India’s Most Valuable Woman Educationalist & Reformist of the year 2015” & Surana College as “Most Promising & Valuable Business Management Institution 2015”.

It was a double celebration at the Bangalore based Surana Group of Institutions at the historic 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2015 organized by the illustrious Network 7 Media Group ( www.network7mediagroup.com  , the flagship media outfit Indian Affairs (www.indianaffairs.tv) , Asia’s Most Definitive & Credible News Media in Mainstream Journalism as Surana Group of Institutions under the inspiring, dedicated leadership & mentorship of the Trustees Archana Surana &Dilip Surana,  was recognized as “Most Promising & Valuable Business Management Institution 2015” & its mentor & chief evangelist Archana Surana was unanimously voted by the eminent jury of the Network 7 Media Group as “India’s Most Valuable Woman Educationalist & Reformist of the year 2015” in Mumbai on 18th September at Hotel Sahara Star in a glittering & power packed attendance of more than 300 Leaders of the country who had gathered to witness the powerful lectures on Brand India at 68 years of Independence. The annual edition of Network 7 Media Group currently in its 6th year attracted the attention of top Business Leaders, Politicians, Social Activists, Women Leaders, Movie Stars & Rebel Leaders who participated the daylong seminar & award presentation ceremony.

The Chief patron & Managing Trustee  of the  Surana Group of colleges Archana Surana received the award in person for both the coveted & prestigious titles where more than top 35 Leaders & Organizations were recognized & awarded. The glittering award ceremony saw the presence of Celebrities such as Govinda with wife Sunita Ahuja, Sanjay Khan, Zarine Khan, Ayesha Shroff who had gathered to see the award ceremony where Tina Ahuja, Govinda’s daughter was voted as Emerging Actress of the Year while Ayesha & Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff received the Promising Actor award at the 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Awards 2015. Farah Ali Khan received the prestigious Innovative Leadership in Luxury Brands Concept 2015 while South Actress & Mass queen Ragini Dwivedi received the Promising Actress Award. Archana Surana while receiving the Trophy & Certificates said “This Award & recognition bears testimony of our continued pursuit of seeking excellence in education & motivates us to scale up greater heights in coming days”. Archana Surana dedicated the awards to all the well-wishers, students, staff & those who has been part of the momentous journey of Surana College since inception founded by late visionary leader G.C.Surana.  

Satya Brahma, Chairman, India Leadership Conclave, Dr. Mukesh Batra, Chairman Dr. Batras & Bollywood Star Govinda conferred the awards in more than 35 categories. “The real focus & areas that the juries looked at in 2015 Entries are innovations, initiatives & impact. Network 7 Media group is known for break the rules & stereotype conventions in traditional methodology as it often ignores the faceless Indians but the face of innovations.” The selection of Archana Surana & Surana Group of Institutions are the result of an extensive process & methodology that included innovations, creativity & forward looking approach of the Leadership & the Institutions. The honour recognizes the remarkable accomplishments of Archana Surana as a torch-bearer of the college & one of India’s most Valuable Woman Educationalist & Reformist, Said Satya in a release.

Healthcare Delivery in India – Vision 2020, Dr.Debraj Shome on why MediAngels, the World’s First Online Hospital, is the business of tomorrow!

MediAngels, the World’s First Online Hospital, is the business of tomorrow, wherein we connect Global Medical experts, diagnostic laboratories and all other types of medical requirements, to patients, using technology. The strength of MediAngels can be ascertained by the fact that it has been voted as the most innovative startup in the Asia Pacific region in 2012, by Intel & The Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, from amongst 8,000 companies. The strength of this social enterprise can also be deciphered from the fact that MediAngels has been funded by diverse entities, like the India’s largest private equity fund – HDFC Holdings Ltd., the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and by a renowned venture capital fund – VenturEast.

Dr. Debraj Shome, Facial Plastic Surgeon, CEO & Co- Founder – MediAngels addressing at India Leadership Conclave 2015 on Healthcare Delivery in India – Vision 2020

Dr. Debraj Shome  Facial Plastic Surgeon, CEO & Co- Founder – MediAngels addressing at India Leadership Conclave 2015 on Healthcare Delivery in India – Vision 2020.Dr. Shome is a world renowned and an acclaimed Facial Plastic Surgeon & Oculoplastic Surgeon, who specializes in facial cosmetic & reconstructive surgery, Oculoplastic surgery, ocular & facial cancers, orbital, lacrimal & socket surgery and is one of a handful Indian surgeons listed by Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debraj_Shome). Dr. Debraj Shome has won many citations and honors such as “Best Plastic Surgeon Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetic Surgeon India”, “Best Oculoplastic Surgeon India”, “Marquis Who’s Who”, “Celebrity Plastic Surgeon in World”, “Marquis Who’s Who Asia Pacific” etc. Oculo-Facial Plastic Surgery is a burgeoning super-specialty in India, but is quite in demand in the USA currently. Currently majority of the facial surgeries in the US are performed by this particular group of plastic surgeons, who are super-specialized in surgeries of the lacrimal, orbital, facial & peri-ocular tissues. As these surgeons have been trained specifically in plastic surgery of the tissues of the face & practice exclusively in the face, end results in all facial surgeries tend to be better than general plastic surgeons who operate all over the body.

 

Network 7 Media Group Felicitates shining stars of Emerging India at 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave 2015

India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards organized by Network7 Media Group’s Indian Affairs Magazine, Asia’s biggest analytical news Magazine, is arguably one of India’s prestigious & coveted titles. Over the years, Indian Affairs has established a credible platform of serious discussion where Brand India’s most illustrious Leaders & icons assemble to discuss the roadmap for India’s growth trajectory. The last six Annual Affairs at the India Leadership Conclave Platform, we have witnessed some of the biggest think-tanks of the contemporary leaders in society from social to political & from business to cultural has addressed, deliberated & opened up the new mantras of developments. While more than 300 Leaders of Indian mainstream polity have spoken, the platform has recognized & honored more than top 400 Leaders & Enterprises over the last three annual editions. Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2015 are the set of prestigious awards developed by the eminent Juries & bestowed to the deserving Leaders & Enterprises after a through screening of their landmark achievements for their significant accomplishments in their own fields who have performed under tough conditions imbibing innovation in their business approach. Clearly India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2015 are India’s most eagerly awaited & prestigious title in recent times as one can see in various media reports. Indian Affairs take utmost care in ensuring the proper mechanism in place & periodically review the process of voting’s which go on for sixty days to select the final winner.” said Satya Brahma. “Indian Affairs had set up independent panel of prominent society and industry leaders to judge the awards & Winners are selected on the basis of voting by the public. Some of the highlights of the Judging Process include Initiatives that were undertaken or became effective in the last 12-18 months & the following criteria when compiling the Finalist in Final Nominations.”

The awards which were given under the various categories felicitated Indian leaders and successful businesspersons of India Inc who have made an impact on the economy. The awards were decided by a distinguished panel of judges which has been formulated by picking up the think tanks from all walks of life.

Widely perceived to be the most prestigious event in Asia, The Conclave aim to create a strong platform for interaction amongst the leaders of today & tomorrow. Successfully concluding in its 6th year, the much anticipated winners  for the 6th Annual India Indian Affairs Leadership Business Leadership Awards 2015 had as many as 35 voting categories in various fields & Special Jury Awards. Commenting on the announcement, Satya Brahma, Chairman of 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2015 said, “We attempt to recognize the shining stars of brand India through a credible Award mechanism where each nomination has four nominees judged by the eminent juries & are thrown upon to public for three-tier voting through sms & email voting & finally by the Jury’s verdict.” “This year’s nominations were blending with young blood with veterans while a lot of emphasis has been given to the SME sectors which are often neglected due to the presence of big personalities & brands” he added. The Awards were presented by Dr. Mukesh Batra, Chairman, Dr. Batra’s, & Mr. Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Indian Affairs.

The Complete List of Award Winners


 

Business Leader of the year 2015 – Mr. Kunal Bahl & Rohit Bansal, Founder, Snapdeal
Innovative Woman CEO of the year 2015 – Ms. Manisha Girotra. CEO,Moelis India
India’s Most Admired & Valuable Luxury Car Company 2015 – Mercedes-Benz India Ltd.
Company of the year 2015 – My Mobile Payments Ltd
Dynamic Entrepreneur of the year 2015 – Mr. Neeraj Saini, MD,JMV LPS Limited
India’s Most Promising “Corporate Governance’ Real Estate Company 2015 – Arihant Superstructures Ltd
Innovative Leadership in Luxury Brands Concept 2015 – Farah Khan Ali
India’s Most Promising & Admired Infrastructure Company
Emerging Entrepreneur of the year 2015 – Mr. Nehal Modi, CEO, Gitanjali USA & Samuels Jewelers Inc
India’s Most Promising Debutant face in Cinema (Female) 2015 – Ragini Dwivedi
India’s Most Promising Debutant face in Cinema (Male) 2015 – Tiger Shroff
Women Entrepreneur of the year 2015 – Ms. Ajaita Shah, Founder & Chairman, Frontier Markets Consulting Inc
India’s Most Admired & Valuable Housing Finance Company 2015 – Aspire Home Finance Corporation Limited
India’s Most Admired & Valuable jewellery Brand 2015 – Nakshatra

India’s Most Promising Face in Facial Plastic Surgery Innovations – Dr. Debraj Shome, Facial Plastic Surgeon
Emerging Online Healthcare Delivery Company of the year 2015 – MediAngels
Emerging Actress of the Year 2015 – Tina Ahuja
Fashion icon of the Decade – Archana Kochhar
Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Director – Faisal Saif
Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress – Kavita Radheshyam
India’s Most Valuable Woman Educationalist & Reformist of the year 2015 Ms. Archana Surana, Mentor & CEO, Surana Group of Institutions
Most Promising & Valuable Business Management Institution 2015 – Surana Group of Institutions
Indian Affairs Indian of the Year Cartooning – Aseem Trivedi
Asia’s Most Inspiring Woman Leader in Innovative visual arts, Design, Branding & luxury 2015 – Nisha Jamvwal
Indian Affairs Innovative Women Communication Leader of the year 2015 – Ms. Kiren Shrivastav, CEO & Founder, Molecule Communications Pvt Ltd
Fashion Photographer of the Decade – Tina Dehal
India’s Fastest Growing Company in Geotechnical Engineering 2015 – Sarathy Geotech & Engineering Services Pvt Ltd
Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 – Dr.C.R Parthasarathy, Founder, CMD, Sarathy Geotech & Engineering Services Pvt Ltd
Indian Affairs Indian of the year – IT ,Consulting & BPO Services – Dr. Lalit Surajmal Kanodia,Chairman,Datamatics Global Services Limited
Indian Affairs Impact Award for Homeopathy – Dr Mukesh Batra, Founder Chairman, Dr Batra’s Positve Health Clinic
Indian Affairs Impact Award for Breakthrough Innovation & Research – Adroit Biomed Limited
Political & Revolutionary Alternative Force of India 2015 – Aam Aadmi Party
Most Admired Quality Pharmaceutical Manufacturer of India-2015 – Pure & Cure Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Most Promising Company in Nutraceuticals & Herbal Manufacturing 2015 – Maxcure Nutravedics Ltd.
Excellence In Pharmaceutical Innovation Award For The Year 2015- Malik Lifesciences Ltd
India’s Most Promising Physician Endocrinologist 2015 – Dr. Deepak Chaturvedi, Physician Endocrinologist, Diabetologist, Antiaging Specialist and Obesity Consultant

Bollywood Diva Tina Ahuja Crowned “Emerging Actress of the year” at India Leadership Conclave 2015

Bollywood Diva Tina Ahuja Crowned “Emerging Actress of the year” at India Leadership Conclave 2015

Tina Ahuja selected & Voted by the Network 7 Media Group Jury for creative acting prowess, Promising career &

 Tina Ahuja, the daughter of the legendary actor Govinda also known as India’s first dancing sensation, had a memorable evening at the Asia’s biggest Leadership Event, the 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2015 organized by Indian Affairs, a Division of Network 7 Media Group, Asia’s most analytical news media known for credible news delivery & opinion making.

While selecting the Award for the emerging actress to the very beautiful & vivacious actress who made her acting debut “Second Hand Husband” directed by Sumeep Kang , also featured Gippy Grewal, Dharmendra and Geeta Basra. , Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Network 7 Media Group said

 It was a difficult task to choose amongst the dozen of of  Bollywood debuts made by the upcoming stars specially in the context of finding the real actress who could make a difference in the coming days in Bollywood, we were leaning more on acting prowess, innovations & creativity than fame & success. Tina Ahuja reflected a sense of magnetic touch that had the abilities of a super star in making in the very competitive Bollywood Industry. The idea was to pick someone who had the spark & connect to masses & the Jury felt Tina had these qualities, Said Satya in a release on how Tina Ahuja was selected for the coveted & prestigious recognition specially at the Leadership Conclave where Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Rani Mukerjee, Shraddha Kapoor were the recipients of the honour in the past.

Satya Brahma, Chairman, India Leadership Conclave, Dr. Mukesh Batra, Chairman Dr. Batras , conferred the awards in more than 40 categories.

Commenting on the awards, Satya Brahma said “All the Award Winners at the 6th edition were screened in a detailed & meticulous methodology followed by a credible voting mechanism & a noted Jury Members. Our attempt is to recognize the shining stars & the leaders who are ignored due to the presence of the big players. Credibility in approach & transparency in selection process are key to the final winner added Satya.

The much awaited leadership conclave, the 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave 2015 witnessed the presence of top Business Leaders, Politicians, Social Activists, Women Leaders, Movie Stars & Rebel Leaders in a star-studded powerful gatherings at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, India assembled to debate at title theme India @ 68 & received the prestigious Leaders. Among those who spoke at the conclave are veteran Healthcare Expert Dr. Mukesh Batra, Satya Brahma, Chairman of Network 7 Media Group, noted Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, Datamatics Chairman Dr. Lalit Kanodia, Aam Aadmi Partry Leader Mayank Gandhi. More than 300 power packed leaders from the various spectrums of the society gathered in a single platform. Satya Brahma, Chairman of India Leadership Conclave in his opening address lambasted the slow progress of Reforms of the Modi government & stressed that instead of rolling out multiple, large & ambitious programs, the government lead by Modi must concentrate on fewer reforms & speedy implementation. “India has complex issues & the task of building the nation in paper are rosy, ambitious & commendable but india is not prepared for the implementation of multiple reforms under the Make in India Campaign due to the policy paralysis of the previous UPA Government marked with scams pushing the nation backward, the issue of implementation is key & not announcement of reforms!”

 

 

Public-Private Partnership & Citizens Participation are key to the development of a successful Smart City Project In India – Datamatics Chief Dr. Lalit Surajmal Kanodia

Public-Private Partnership & Citizens Participation are key to  the development of a successful Smart City Project In India. Building India’s Smart Cities – Challenges & Opportunities. 

Here is the presentation of Dr. Lalit Surajmal Kanodia, Chairman of Datamatics Global Services Limited at the 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2015 held recently in Mumbai on Friday,18th September 2015 at Hotel Sahara Star where more than 300 iconic Leaders attended at the 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave 2015. The Conclave witnessed the presence of top Business Leaders, Politicians, Social Activists, Women Leaders, Movie Stars & Rebel Leaders in a star-studded powerful gatherings at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, India assembled to debate at title theme India @ 68. Other Speakers who addressed at India Leadership Conclave included are Mr.Jay Kumar Hariharan, CEO and Chief Coach –Blue Fire Coaching Consultants, Dr. C.R Parthasarathy, CMD, Sarathy Geotech & Engineering Pvt Ltd, Mr. Vivek Agrawal, Marketing Head, Giftxoxo.com, Dr. Mannan Gandhi, Dr. Mannan Gandh,Social Activist & Healing Consultant on Why India needs to come out the shackles of Religious extremism & Cultural Intolerance to give the World a Peace Message?, Dr. Debraj Shome Facial Plastic Surgeon, CEO & Co-Founder – MediAngels on Healthcare Delivery in India – Vision 2020, Mr. Gaurav Zutshi, CEO, My Mobile Payments Ltd on Unleashing Innovations in Mobile Payments, Mr. Jefre C Outlaw, Director, Global Relations, Gulf Coast,Renewables & Redevelopment LLC,( GCRR), Ms. Ajaita Shah Founder CEO, Frontier Markets on Empowering Women Through Social Entrepreneurship in Rural India, Dr  Deepak Chaturvedi, Physician Endocrinologist & CEO – Amaya Clinic on Hormones & You.  The panel discussion moderated by Satya Brahma, Editor-In-Chief of Network 7 Media Group raised the key concerns of evolving women in recent times on a topic Men and Women are equal-Choice brought Inequality participated by Ms. Ajaita Shah,  Founder CEO, Frontier Markets, Ms. Archana Kochhar, Fashion Designer, Ms. Kiren Shrivastav, CEO, Molecule Communications. In another panel discussion on – India@68, Time to Click Selfie with India discussed in details the journey of India since independence included veterans such as 2.      Mr. Kishore Mandyan, Former Deputy Director, Political, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs, Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary- General Mr. Aseem Trivedi, Cartoonist & Activist ,Mr. Mayank Gandhi, Member, National Executive, Aam Admi Party Ms. Nisha Jamvwal, Columnist, Brand Consultant

lalit

More than 35 Leaders & Companies were felicitated with top recognition at ILCX Power Brand 2015. The top recognition of Indian Affairs Indian of the year – IT ,Consulting & BPO Services went to  Dr. Lalit Surajmal Kanodia, Chairman,Datamatics Global Services Limited

The glittering award ceremony saw the presence of Celebrities such as Govinda with wife Sunita Ahuja, Sanjay Khan, Zarine Khan, Ayesha Shroff who had gathered to see the award ceremony where Tina Ahuja, Govinda’s daughter was voted as Emerging Actress of the Year while Ayesha & Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff received the Promising Actor award at the 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Awards 2015. Farah Ali Khan received the prestigious Innovative Leadership in Luxury Brands Concept 2015 while South Actress & Mass queen Ragini Dwivedi  received the Promising Actress Award.Satya Brahma, Chairman, India Leadership Conclave, Dr. Mukesh Batra, Chairman Dr. Batras & Bollywood Star Govinda conferred the awards in more than 35  categories.Commenting on the awards, Satya Brahma said “All the Award Winners at the 6th edition were screened in a detailed & meticulous methodology followed by a credible voting mechanism & a noted Jury Members. Our attempt is to recognize the shining stars & the leaders who are ignored due to the presence of the big players. Credibility in approach & transparency in selection process are key to the final winner added Satya.

Presentation of Building India’s Smart Cities – Challenges & Opportunities

I am delighted that our Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi has taken the initiative to create 100 Smart Cities in India. I think this is an excellent move and in the strong long term interest of the country.There is no universal definition of a Smart City. Initially the word Smart City meant a city that deployed ICT i.e. Information & Communications Technology for the benefit of its citizens. Today it is much beyond that. One definition I like is that a Smart City is one that provides a good quality of life to its citizens. As cities improve, this bar will continue to be raised. India today has about 50 cities with a population of over 1 million.  In contrast to China has over 300 such cities. We obviously need many more cities and we should plan for them to be Smart Cities. Since most of us are from Mumbai, I will use Mumbai to illustrate my examples. Worldwide as countries develop, their population migrates from rural to urban areas. In 1900 40% of the US population lived on farms. Currently in the US this is only 2%. China’s rural population today is 44%. By 2050 it is estimated that only 25% of the world population will live in rural areas.  There is a strong economic reason why we need to urbanize.  As all of you know, agriculture comprises only 15% of India’s GDP. About 68% of Indians live in villages and are primarily engaged in agriculture.  There is virtually no manufacturing in villages though they do provide some services. At present about 30% of our urban population produces about 60% of our GDP. Hence, a person living in a city earns on an average twice what others earn. Interestingly enough 47% of Maharashtra lives in urban areas which is why it is one of the richest states of India. If this ratio between non-urban and urban areas continues, villagers will never increase their income. It is therefore in our national interest that we have polices to encourage migration from rural to urban. Though life in villages is romanticized, the reality is that they suffer from poor education, poor healthcare and poor infrastructure.  The quality of their life will improve only if they migrate to cities.

 The Random development of urban areas leads to chaos. The only recently well planned city was Chandigarh. Subsequently, an attempt was made to develop Navi Mumbai as a planned city but I am not sure we have succeeded. Smart Cities will need much better planning. Our Prime Minister has announced that the Centre will give Rs 48,000 crores over a period of 5 years for the development of 100 Smart Cities. The Centre will hence contribute Rs 100 crores per year, per city for 5 years. This is with a proviso that the State must match this figure. Therefore Rs 200 crores per smart city will be available every year for their development for 5 years. 10 cities in Maharashtra have been included in this list.

 


 

Our cities are bursting at their seams. Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are three of the largest cities in the world by population. Despite this the population in these cities continues to increase. This will definitely lead to a disaster. If you divide the population by area, Mumbai has a population of 21,000 persons / sq. km. which makes it one of the densest cities in the world. Unfortunately 54% of its citizens live in slums. Despite this we continue to increase the FSI of Mumbai. Singapore, in contrast, has a density of 7,300 persons per sq. km. Therefore, it is very important to provide an alternative to our existing metros. This is in the interest of one and all. As we know the price of apartments in South Mumbai is often over Rs 1 lac / sq. ft. Large buildings like Samudra Mahal are worth Rs 5,000 crores. While I am on this subject, I would like to talk about the Portlands. The Mumbai Port Trust owns 1740 acres of land on the eastern coast of the city of Mumbai. Most of this land is lying vacant since the ports have shifted to JNPT and virtually all industrial units there are closed. In fact, 10 lac tons of coal was dumped on its beaches every year and transported to Power Stations outside Mumbai.  At any time about 1.5 lacs tons was lying on the beach. This resulted in serious health problems. Recently, the Press has reported that the Mumbai Port Trust has decided to stop this, which I hope they do. As all of you know when the textile mills left Mumbai about 600 acres were released. The proposal was that 66% would be used for the city and would have no construction on it.  Finally only 20% went to the city, thanks to the collusion between politician and builders. The Mumbai Port Trust is willing to release about 900 acres of land of Portlands to the city of Mumbai. This is a God sent opportunity and I hope what happened to the mill lands will not happen to the Portlands. I would urge everyone to start a citizens movement to stop the abuse of public land and property by vested interests. Besides improving our quality of life, Smart cities will open up immense business opportunities for all of us. It will help the country, it will help businessmen, it will help every citizen. It is in our joint interest that we support this initiative of our Prime Minister.

Let me list some of the attributes of a Smart City. You will see that each one of them offers an immense opportunity to different sectors in our economic development and to all of you.

Traffic Lights

 

  • To increase the throughput of our congested streets it is important to synchronize traffic lights on all main roads. For instance in New York city when you are travelling north to south, once you hit a green light, you should be able to hit a green light every time. These can double the capacity of our roads. If we instill sensors in traffic lights communicating by using blue tooth, the timing can be automatically altered, improving our traffic.

 

 

Smart Cars

 

  • Smart driverless cars are around the corner. They are also called Google cars. It is estimated that they will reduce accidents by 75% Even at our low car density, 130,000 people die every year in India due to traffic accidents. Smart Cities should be planned for Smart Cars.

 

Law and Order

 

Maintenance of Law & Order is a national priority. Today cost of cameras and digital storage is plummeting. A grid of such cameras have a dramatic effect on crime.

 

Green Areas

 

Urban planning requires certain areas to be allocated as green areas which are the lungs of the city and provide playgrounds and recreation areas. London has 7 acres of open space per 1,000. Mumbai has 0.02 acres per 1,000 i.e. 1/350 of London ! Mumbai has grossly violated all norms. This is true for most other metros in India. Well planned cities will ensure this norm is complied with.

 

Pollution

 

  • India and China are two of the most polluted countries. Pollution and carbon emissions cause illness, lowers life expectancy and lowers productivity. Recently we have starting measuring and reporting pollution. We have also started ranking cities on pollution. Delhi has twice the maximum acceptable limits of pollution. Mysore has the lowest pollution index. Green belts lower pollution. Smart Cities will ensure lower pollution.

 

Clean and Sufficient Water Supply

  • Mumbai has a perpetual clean water problem. A smart city must provide for clean and perhaps drinkable water on tap. 52% of electricity consumption in Delhi is used for pumping water, due to faulty planning.

 

Smart Buildings

  • Solar energy, use of LED lights, water harvesting, should be planned. Besides, better sewage disposal and garbage collection will help. India plans to generate 175 GW of Renewable energy by 2022. Of this 100 GW is planned to be solar, which includes 40 GW of roof top solar. Smart cities should plan for this.

 

Affordable Housing

 

  • The cost of housing in India and particularly in the city of Mumbai is inordinately high. The cost of housing should be co-related to Per Capita Income. The proliferation of smart cities will automatically depress the price of our real estate for the benefit of our citizens and make housing affordable. In Singapore, 80% of the population lives in social housing. New York city is planning to build 200,000 affordable housing units over the next 10 years. China has 5.6 billion sq. m. under development i.e. about 40 sq. ft / person !

 

Cost of amenities such as plumbing, electrical fittings would be considerably reduced by higher volume and better planning.

 

Proximity of Housing & Workplaces

  • Commuting is a waste of time and has a direct bearing on the GDP of a nation. In Mumbai most of us spend 2 hours or more every day in commuting, which is a colossal waste of time. A city must be planned in such a way that residences are proximate to workplaces. This reduces cars and public transport. It reduces fuel consumption. It reduces pollution. Smart cities must ensure this.

 

Safe Public Transportation

 

  • Every citizen must have safe affordable transportation. Mumbai suburban trains are the largest public transport system in the world. However, there are about 10 deaths every day on Mumbai local trains. They are very unsafe for commuters too. Mumbai is planning for underground Metros. However, I wonder what will happen to these Metros when the city gets flooded during monsoons.

 

Power

 

  • Mumbai is blessed. However, even cities like Bengaluru have 30% power cut. Smart Cities must plan to eliminate power outages.

 

Waterways

 

  • Cities built on the ocean front and on rivers must develop waterways as they are the cheapest mode of transportation and also cause less pollution.

High Speed Wireless

  • The bandwidth of wireless is increasing geometrically. In the West, 50 MBPS is common place. We need to install high speed lines in all our Smart Cities. Seoul is the most wired city in the world. We can learn from them.

 

City Apps

 

  • A citizen should be able to find the closest store, the closest restaurant, the closest hospital, or the closest police station using a mobile App, when you use a Cell Phone. The above services can be of immense help and use to its citizens.

 

Education

 

  • India still has 30% illiteracy. Myanmar has 7% and Sri Lanka has 9%. primary education, Vocational / Skill training and university education determine the well-being of any nation. In the USA, a school has to mandatorily admit a child staying in the “area”. Smart cities will provide well planned schools and colleges for its citizens.

 

Healthcare

 

  • Healthcare is a great concern for all citizens. The USA spends 16% of its GDP on healthcare. India spends 4.5%. India has only one hospital bed per 1,000 citizen vs. 10 in the USA. Smart cities must provide adequate well planned hospitals and clinics.

 

911 Emergency Helpline

 

  • In the US if you dial 911 a Central control room knows the exact location from where the call has originated and within 5 minutes you will find a police at your doorstep. It makes all emergency services including ambulance available to every citizen in the US. We need to do something similar in India.

 

Parking

 

  • Many of us use drivers just because we cannot find parking. Parking in public roads is a norm. Smart cities would have planned parking.

 

Disaster Management

  • Mumbai has witnessed havoc created by excessive rain and flooding. A Smart City would cater to Disaster Management.

 

Financing Smart Cities

 

  • India today spends $17 / capita / on cities. Smart cities will need $130 / capita / year. This will need Government and Private Funding. We can do this via a Public Private partnership.

 

Smart City Administration

 

  • Finally, a Smart City should be run by a person qualified in Urban Planning and not by an IAS officer.

LALIT SURAJMAL KANODIA*           

Dr. Lalit Surajmal Kanodia is the Chairman of Datamatics Global Services Limited.  He founded Datamatics Limited in 1975.  He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai.  Subsequently, he obtained an MBA and Ph.D., both from MIT, USA.  He was a topper at MIT.Dr. Kanodia is the Founder CEO of TCS, which is today India’s most valuable company, with a Market Cap of over $80 billion.Dr. Kanodia is a Ford Foundation Fellow.  He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT, Mumbai.  He is one of the 10 persons included in the Hall of Fame, published by Dataquest alongwith our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and late Mr. JRD Tata.   While in the US, he was Consultant to the Ford Motor Company and Arthur D. Little.  He has also taught at Jamnalal Bajaj and MIT.     He has served at the Past President of the Management Consultants’ Association of India and Chairman of the Electronic & Computer Software Export Promotion Council (Western Region).  He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber and Chairman of its IT Committee.  He is the past President of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (Western Region).  He has been a Member of the Executive Committee of Nasscom.  He also served on various Committees of the Government of India and the State of Maharashtra.  Dr. Kanodia is currently on the Executive Board of MIT (Europe, Asia and Africa).He was the Honorary Consul of Chile in Mumbai (2002-2014).

 

Fashion Photographer of the Decade Tina Dehal speaks her mind on how the Photography has evolved over the years!

Tina Dehal, arguably, India’s top Photographer was recently crowned at India Leadership Conclave’s Platform as Fashion Photographer of the Decade. The Jury posed the questionnaires to the vivacious Photographer as a part of selection methodology.


Architect, Marine Biologist…I dreamed of being all these things, BSc, Economics, Computers… I Studied them too, but in the end chose to follow my heart. Be creative in an artistic field.I cant say I’ve been taking pictures all my life, it happened quite accidentally, I needed a medium to capture my thoughts and my imagination, tried sketching them, painting, couldn’t really capture them. Eventually I realized film was the medium where I could capture mood, lighting, styling, all of it the way I imagined it, photography is a way for me to capture my imagination, you cant get into my mind, but I can bring it out to you, its forever challenging, you can never stagnate, just as your mind evolves so does your work. It’s a never-ending process. Education took me all over the world, international Finance took me to America, Cornwall to do a Degree in Photography, but London College of Printing was where I learnt it all, it gave me the chance to work with Photographers, Top Models, Stylists and make-up artists. Practical experience taught me the norms of the trade. Fashion was the breaking ground for me, but over time I have moved on to Advertising, Film Publicity, Lifestyle, Jewelry and Portfolios”. Four years ago, I partially shifted base to Goa, to open a restaurant “I-95” with my partner, I now shuttle between my homes in Goa and Bombay successfully juggling photography and I-95. After the success of I-95, we have plans of opening more restaurants in the near future. You can check I-95 at www.i95goa.com

Now concentrating on Photography full time, along with my regular work there are 2 books in the pipeline, Art prints that will be available on this site and in a few lifestyle stores…will keep you updated on the progress..

What according to you is traditional Fashion Photography& contemporary Fashion Trends in Photography?

To be honest, the difference can be noticed in India over the past 8 -10 years, I’ve had the pleasure of working in Fashion photography for the past 20 years. But the advent of foreign publications, especially Vogue and Bazaar has brought about a huge change in the industry. The arrival of agents that have brought talent in the form of photographers, make-up artists, models, has created a market of talent that has not only trained abroad, they’ve worked abroad, they have added a world standard, our stylists are now educated and trained abroad. The arrival of big names in Fashion labels and houses has added a far larger variety of garments, assceories that are available for photo-shoots. So today we may not still have the budgets that are available abroad since maybe our magazines still don’t have the market abroad but we have a lot more access. That’s a take on the industry.

But in photography per say, today the new age of photographers relies heavily on retouchers & producers. Today one should see a before and after image to really decide who is the talent? is it the photographer or the retoucher ?.

The biggest influence today is budget, if a client has the budget we can get the best locations, props to create amazing stories, then aided by creative crews of make-up & hair artists, stylists and the retouchers… so money talks…

Has India come of ages in the concept of Bold Photography if so, what are its milestone achievements?

I think there are a few magazines that willing to show a certain amount of boldness in their images, we still are not ready for nudity. We do have magazines that base their shoots around sexiness and sensuality within a fashion editorial base.  But as far as advertising is concerned, no we aren’t, we still haven’t moved forward from the Tuff campaign days, though in all honesty it isn’t our industry but the nation or our government that controls that process, till the mindset of the people and censorship doesn’t change you cant expect the industry to, as it would just lead to all kind of legal hassles and since our legal system is so lax no body really wants to get caught up in it, unless someone actually belives the bad publicity is publicity anyway…

Your take on Bollywood VS Hollywood Fashion Designing Trends in Photography?

That is actually one area that has finally changed, thank god for that. The influx of creative heads and fashion stylists and some of our actresses endorsing foreign cosmetic brands and also doing some work abroad has added to this effect a lot. Big fashion houses from all over the world are welcoming our actors with open arms to attend their shows in the front row providing them with garments for red carpet events and shoots.  Also larger budgets and the influx of new photography talent have made a huge change in the story lines of our editorial and cover shoots. It has also made the old lot pull up their socks and do better. The new lot of young photographers are amazing. We are going to see a lot of new talent coming up who are not only going to do great work in India but also work abroad.

What according to you are the missing links in the Indian Homeopathic Practice?

Really? I’m confused about this question, did it just pop up here by mistake?. Was this part of another questionnaire? I’ll answer it anyway.I’m a complete believer in homeopathy… but that’s all I can say , though I’ve had so much practice over the last few years.. I try not to self medicate..

 Describe yourself as a person, a Photographer  & a creative designer?

Person: I’m an Aquarian that pretty much says it all, creative, highly independent, a bit cluttered but I might add organized clutter. Freethinker.

Photographer & Creative designer:

I’d like to say I’m a very composed person on set.

As a photographer I get very involved in all the aspects of my shoot, the layout, the styling, the make-up hair. I’ve styled most of my own shoots for the first few years, I grew up with 3 elder sisters, through whom I got introduced to vogue cosmopolitan by the time I was 3-4, I played with their make-up.. So for me I love the whole process..

I trained in Photoshop when I was 17, that was 23 years ago, by the time I was 20 and I started to study/ work in photography I had designed billboards for 3 major Bollywood films entirely on my own on a single machine in my bedroom. I have 23 years of retouching experience, yes I imagine my post before I shoot, but I’m also a trained printer I learned how to print B/W and colour. I spent hours in college in London, printing with liquid light. I’m very grateful that I’ve learned to shoot on film but was introduced to digital very early, when I moved back to India in 1998 I was already trained in digital, so I was able to adjust very easily.

Your journey so far?

My journey has been long and fun, I was lucky to break into the scene very early, being tagged the baby of the fashion pack at 20 by the Times of India.

I spent the first few years working and travelling the world…I’ve had the pleasure of working with the best in India from celebrities to magazines to designers, make-up artists etc. I’ve also had to pleasure of meeting & photographing famous international musicians, fashion designers, and models.

My work has taken me to exotic destinations, I’ve met great people, made some amazing friends, but I’ve also had moments when I’ve felt I’m don’t with it.

Over the past years I’ve added lots of different genres to my work, I shoot children, families and interiors along with Fashion and portraits. I’ve shot all my friends children never charging even once. But few years ago after my daughter was born and I wanted to take a break, I decided to start adding kids and interiors as it didn’t take my entire day just a few hours, I didn’t need to be part of endless pre and post meetings, and I could still make money and be financially independent.

But It was the birth of my daughter that really made me love photography again, its made me respect it more, its made me realize that I should be grateful for a talent and profession that today lets me decide when and who I want to work with, I can work just a few days in a month and give myself a decent life with some to save and give me plenty of time to spend with her. No other job would have given me the freedom to work and enjoy being a mom soo much.

I could go on and on but I will leave some for the telephonic interview.

 

Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services & Dr. C. R Parthasarathy awarded at 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Business Leadership Awards 2015

Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services & Dr. C. R Parthasarathy awarded at 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Business Leadership Awards 2015

India’s Fastest Growing Company in Geotechnical Engineering 2015 to the firm Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services & Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 to the Founder CMD Dr.C.R Parthasarathy

Monday, 21st September 2015, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd., (SGES), founded by Dr. C R Parthasarathy, providing  geotechnical engineering services for both the offshore and onshore industries received the rare distinction at ILC Power Brand Awards 2015 organised by Network 7 Media Group as Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Service led by its visionary Chairman Dr. CR Parthasarathy received twin awards one for the company & the other for steering the company to its greater heights. India’s Fastest Growing Company in Geotechnical Engineering 2015 went to the firm Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services while  Dr. CR Parthasarathy received the Entrepreneur of the Year 2015.

The much awaited leadership conclave, the 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave 2015 witnessed the presence of top Business Leaders, Politicians, Social Activists, Women Leaders, Movie Stars & Rebel Leaders in a star-studded powerful gatherings at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, India assembled to debate at title theme India @ 68 & received the prestigious Leaders. Among those who spoke at the conclave are veteran Healthcare Expert Dr. Mukesh Batra, Satya Brahma, Chairman of Network 7 Media Group, noted Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, Datamatics Chairman Dr. Lalit Kanodia, Aam Aadmi Partry Leader Mayank Gandhi. More than 300 power packed leaders from the various spectrums of the society gathered in a single platform. The glittering award ceremony saw the presence of Celebrities such as Govinda with wife Sunita Ahuja, Sanjay Khan, Zarine Khan, Ayesha Shroff who had gathered to see the award ceremony where Tina Ahuja, Govinda’s daughter was voted as Emerging Actress of the Year while Ayesha & Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff received the Promising Actor award at the 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Awards 2015. Farah Ali Khan received the prestigious Innovative Leadership in Luxury Brands Concept 2015 while South Actress & Mass queen Ragini Dwivedi  received the Promising Actress Award.

Satya Brahma, Chairman, India Leadership Conclave, Dr. Mukesh Batra, Chairman Dr. Batras & Bollywood Star Govinda conferred the awards in more than 40 categories.Commenting on the awards, Satya Brahma said The Award conferred to Sarathy Geotech & Engineering Services & its Founder Dr. C. R. Parthasarathy signifies the remarkable achievement of the group company & undoubtedly has achieved success & achievements as a reliable companion of construction, infrastructure, oil & gas companies, the visionary leadership of Dr. C. R Parthasarathy played a significant role in building the enviable position that it has earned today”, added Satya. Dr. C. R Parthasarathy while accepting the award said “This Award bears testimony of our efficient services to our clients & clearly motivates all of us to undertake future projects with a great sense of responsibilities.

I am very happy and overwhelmed with this honor. It was an humbling experience to receive the award on the stage in front of a vibrant audience, who are amazing personalities and excelled in their own field and the media as well. I would like to dedicate this award to all my lieutenants/well-wishers who have contributed immensely to the growth of SGES throughout the journey, a difficult one though. I will bring back this energy to all my team members, encourage them to work hard and excel further. This recognition motivates all of us to continue servicing future projects with a great sense of responsibility.Not but the least, for whatever little achievement earned so far, there is a lady behind me, my wife, Mrs Anupama, who co-founded SGES and shared all the gain & pain, involved and supported in every decision making so far. I think the credit also goes to her. We will share together every bit of joy from these awards. Outlining the vision of the company, Dr. Parthasarathy said , we are committed to be the leading player and service provider of choice in the fields of Geo-technique and geo-physics for both offshore and onshore markets, Innovations coming out of our R&D and projects to be leveraged in providing cost effective and safe solutions & Operational excellence that can optimize costs to the customer

The glittering award ceremony saw the presence of Celebrities such as Govinda with wife Sunita Ahuja, Sanjay Khan, Zarine Khan, Ayesha Shroff who had gathered to see the award ceremony where Tina Ahuja, Govinda’s daughter was voted as Emerging Actress of the Year while Ayesha & Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff received the Promising Actor award at the 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Awards 2015. Farah Ali Khan received the prestigious Innovative Leadership in Luxury Brands Concept 2015 while South Actress & Mass queen Ragini Dwivedi  received the Promising Actress Award.

About – Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd., (SGES)

Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services Pvt Ltd was established in the year 2007. We have been providing Geo-Technical Engineering Services for

  • Offshore
  • Oil & Gas industry
  • Refineries
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Onland Constructions

We provide Integrated Survey Services for Offshore projects and EPC for Onland Substructure Projects. We have consistently exceeded customer expectations by our solutions. This has been possible by the excellent staff and consultants that have expertise and experience working on several national and international proj- ects that calls for diverse expertise.

VISION STATEMENT

To be a leading player and service provider of choice in the fields of Geo-physics and Geo-technique for both offshore and onshore markets

MISSION STATEMENT

As an innovative Geo-technical and Geo-Physical company, driven by values, we provide top class solutions with value addition to customers that are backed by best practices.

Dr. CR Parthasarathy holds B.E. and M.E. degrees in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering from Bangalore University. He was awarded PhD (Geotechnical) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2002. He started his career as a Geotechnical Engineer in 1993. He was involved in numerous site investigation/engineering studies at various levels for multistoried complexes, industrial buildings, embankments, bridges, water-retaining structures, subways, pavements, offshore platforms, pipelines, mobile drilling units etc. During 1998 to 2001, while pursuing for doctoral degree, he has involved in several consultancy projects along with his professors (viz., design of pile foundation for grade separator, failure investigation for canal embankments, geotechnical investigation for launching pads, design of soil nailing, etc). Dr. CR Parthasarathy has undertaken pile drivability studies, jack-up rig foundation investigations and design. He was involved in the pile installation monitoring of several offshore platforms, involved in several Jackup rig moves and in addition has served as QA/QC Engineer for several Geotechnical Investigations on dedicated survey vessels, viz., M/V Mariner, M/V Logos Searcher, GTV Samudra Sarvekshak, M/V Bavenit (deep water vessel), Drilling barge Sungei Muthiara, M/V. Diabaz. He has also worked in few projects as QA/QC Engineer for Benthic Geosciences Australia for site investigations utilizing PROD (Portable Remote Operated Drill) in deep waters. His sphere of activities has extended beyond in India to Singapore, Australia, Tunisia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Brunei etc.Dr. CR Parthasarathy is the founder director of Sarathy Geotech & Engineering Services Pvt ltd.

………………………………………………………………….

Rated by Experts & widely acclaimed by thought leaders, India Leadership Conclave Annual Affair is just not a leadership forum, it symbolizes the hopes & aspirations of the billion people reflected by the speakers at the forum. “ILC POWER BRANDS” has  been rated in Asia as the most credible & coveted Awards developed by Network 7 Media Group consisting of eminent jury members of the different verticals of the society &  is conferred to the Individuals & Companies in its annual meet at the Indian affairs India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards. since the institutionalization of the Business Leadership Awards in 2010, India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards has been India’s most awaited & asia’s most respected set of Awards conferred to Companies & Individuals who have made their mark through their remarkable performances despite all odds & has made India Proud!. Since the last five successful years, the platform has recognized, felicitated more than 300 fortune 500 Companies & towering captains & Leaders of the Country