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Editor’s Note

“Power Your Motivation With Strong Will & Knowledge, Your Success Will Rise Skyhigh” Why is entrepreneurship important? What makes a man go beyond challenges and risks to build something valuable? Whenever I think about these, I realize how our lives are significantly upscaled, by the incredible products and services of various startups. A person with an ironclad will and motivation to achieve big dreams also sets others motivation in motion. Today, many such leaders are representing their respective domains through pioneering services, bringing a radical change in society. Furthermore, amid the COVID outbreak, many startups made a breakthrough, creating a prolific path for others and helping the public withstand its terror. The industry, especially the startup ecosystem took a dreadful hit from the pandemic. Now that, the industry is on a recovery path, majority of the startup segments have resumed their services. The shift to digital utilization was imperative as it ensured an uninterrupted business in lockdown to many sectors like commerce, education, healthcare. Other sectors, like aviation, hospitality and tourism are recovering after an enormous halt. Our current edition ‘STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2020’, is focusing on startups, who always stood up to uncertainties, with sheer will and bestowed strength on others to persevere. On the Cover page, we’re featuring the story of V2U Healthcare – a tech-powered firm facilitating innovative physiotherapy solutions. Over the years, physiotherapy practices have evolved with the incorporation of modern technologies and medicines. V2U Healthcare is a significant part of this evolution, with a PAN-Asia presence. Their services are highly cherished across India and South-East Asian Countries like Singapore and Philipines. Our magazine feels proud to feature their story, as their efforts are substantially ushering the healthcare industry towards a new era. We strongly recommend you - go through their story. Further, go ahead, you’ll read stories of startups, whose courage, A decision to stand apart and a will to endeavour through challenges will boil your motivation to follow your dreams. To get you off boredom and feed your hunger for knowledge, we have several in-house articles, covering the most trending business topics. Our magazine has always aimed to be your knowledge bank and will endeavour to do so. With that being said, I bid farewell. Stay safe & keep reading!

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COVER STORY

Innovating Solutions in Physiotherapy

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hysiotherapy is a centuries old profession that has been evolving over the years, while incorporating developments in modern medicine and technologies. Physiotherapy initially involved the use of therapeutic massage and soft tissue mobilization but over the years has come a long way integrating growing knowledge of medical science and Physiology – it now has is recognized as critical aspect of modern healthcare system with its place in prevention, recovery and performance enhancement.

Physiotherapists today are important in helping patients recover from: Musculoskeletal - Sports injuries, arthritis or post-fracture rehab, back and neck pains Neurological - Stroke, Spinal cord injuries, almost all nervous system related conditions. Pediatrics - Developmental delay; cerebral palsy, congenital deformities etc Cardio- Pulmonary – Post-operative cardiac rehab or respiratory issues including Covid-related breathing issues and weakness Besides working in a hospital or a private clinic setting, physiotherapists can be seen working with sports teams like cricket and soccer. People are increasingly conscious of their health and physical fitness, especially now so with the pandemic. With this, there is an increasing demand for healthcare options like physiotherpay and rehabilitation as people need further guidance or injury care. To achieve better outcomes to fulfill this growing need of physiotherapy care, it is important to have a good combination of traditional and evidence-based physiotherapy techniques with innovative technological advancements. V2U offers this combined approach of “touch with technology”: V2U healthcare provides the best advanced technology while Physio Asia Therapy Centre provides the special Healing Touch. The team at V2U is passionate about providing rehab and wellness solutions. The company respects its people and values their contributions. They constantly strive to provide innovative and value-added solutions.

ABOUT V2U HEALTHCARE V2U healthcare is a manufacturer, wholesaler, and distributor of physiotherapy, rehabilitation medicine, and wellness products. V2U business model is vertically integrated as a supply chain – At one end, tying up with the manufacturer, and other end to the retail end users.

The V2U logo symbolizes expansion from its core clinical rehabilitation services to the manufacturing and distribution of rehabilitation products across the world with a strong presence in ASEAN countries. V2U Healthcare deals with the rehab industry business and the logo signifies a sun with heat and light. Heat is the passion with which it serves its customers, and light signifies bringing in new knowledge and advancements to the rehabilitation industry.

Company is emerging as a regional brand owning company with product band ownership capabilities – its vision is to develop the business in international markets – with a key focus on Asian markets by creating and offering innovative products and clinical solutions in physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

V2U, as the name sounds, “We to You”, is service-oriented and lives up to its name by giving value to its customers and value in the supply chain process. V2U brand promise is “Value to You is Value to Us”. V2U is structured in a way to create maximum value by the integration of the supply chain vertically via: • Working closely with manufacturers: It adds up value by product features and application enhancements. • Bringing new technologies to the market place and representing them on a regional basis and coupled with education and training. • Reaching its end users: Through Physio Asia Therapy Centre that offers relief and remedies to clients suffering from pain and strength training and rehabilitation.

Vision: To be a leading rehabilitation medicine & wellness solution provider in Asia by acting as a vital link in the value chain from supplier to end-user. Mission: To provide easy access to cost-effective and efficient physiotherapy, rehabilitation and wellness products utilizing the latest technology. V2U with its clearly defined vision to become a key regional player has a strategy in place to increase brand presence and market penetration. This is being accomplished via its presence at the regional medical trade shows and Professional congresses across the Asia pacific region. Also organizing continuing Training and Skill upgrading Activities via Physio Asia Academy. It is also establishing stronger presence on Social media channels and websites with localized contents. The history of V2U Healthcare dates back to 2002, with the establishment of first company Rehab Asia Pte Ltd in Singapore. In January 2010, when the idea of consolidation of existing businesses under one roof emerged and hence V2U was established. This was because in due course of time, a few different ventures were to be created and assets needed consolidation.

DINESH VERMA: V2U FOUNDER & TECHNOLOGICAL HEALER Administering the well-being of people through an amalgamation of technology and training is the passion of Dinesh Verma, Founder of V2U Healthcare and Physio Asia Therapy Centre as he aims to create an environment of physical and emotional comfort for the patients who are suffering from physical & mobility disorders. An alumnus of Delhi Tamil Education Association Snr Sec School Lodi Estate, Dinesh Verma completed his degree in physiotherapy from the Institute for the Physically Handicapped, Delhi in 1988. Understanding that by being a mere practitioner of the subject will not help him in establishing it as a prime mode of treatment, he decided to be a promoter as well. For that he earned his Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from

V2U has now established it Branch offices / subsidiary companies in following countries: • Rehamed Healthcare Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. • V2U Healthcare, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. • V2U Healthcare, Manila, Philippines. • V2U Marketing Co Ltd , Bangkok , Thailand • Physio Asia Therapy Centre – Singapore & Manila www.businessconnectindia.in | Vol. 3 | Special Edition November 2020 INDIA

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Singapore Institute of Management and further attained his MBA degree from Henley Business School (U.K.) in 1998 (Receiving Gold Award for Overall Top Performer among the graduating batch) Before Establishing V2U Healthcare, Dinesh Verma worked for 10 years at several Organizations in Singapore such as - Margaret Drive Special School, Gleneagles Hospital, and Quintech Scientific Pte Ltd. “My career began with finding an opportunity and seizing it. At beginning of my career – I identified a GAP between industry and professionals and hence decided bridge this gap. We continue to identify the need to provide clinical solutions—not just through technology— but with integrating our clinical strengths to provide total solutions. Apart from developing business, Dinesh has constantly volunteered for professional advancement via his roles as the President of Singapore Physiotherapy Association (2012 –14) and Secretary n treasurer earlier. He Chaired the Core Steering Committee for the World Confederation for Physical Therapy held in 2015. Since 2014 he is also serving as Executive committee member of Asia Western Pacific World Confederation of Physical Therapy. Dinesh also loves to Mentor upcoming Entrepreneurs and feel pleasure to inspire younger generation. Dinesh’s family is also dedicated to the Physiotherapy world as his wife, Monika Verma, is an established Clinical Physiotherapist and Director at Physio Asia Therapy Centre. His elder daughter, as well, is a Physiotherapy graduate from Perth, Australia while his younger daughter is pursuing a career in the technology field. V2U HEALTHCARE - Re-defining Physiotherapy V2U has been working with global partners to create innovative products. The rapid integration of computerization into physiotherapy and rehabilitation is becoming a norm. V2U identifies these technologies, such as computer-based assessment systems for balance, walking and running and offers 3D GAIT Lab, which does a biomechanical assessment of all joints at lower limb – identifies problem areas and V2U defines corrective measures. For instance. a patient may have pain in the knee - but when assessed for full biomechanics from hip to the foot – it may be found that the knee pain is being caused by an abnormality in the foot or hip. The V2U team will provide orthotics or footwear solutions and re-evaluate to ensure that correction is working as desired, hence to get the most effective solution. Some of the innovative technologies offered by V2U include: V2U TRAC PRO: A State-of-the-Art Spinal Decompression Therapy System to treat Back and Neck Pain. It has precise and controlled pull patterns to have decompressive effects on the herniated spinal discs (often get bulged, resulting in sciatica pain) apart from general stretching of soft tissues and muscles.

ACHIEVO PRESSURE BIOFEEDBACK: Imaging Ultrasound with a Pressure biofeedback system. Research has shown that recurrent back pain is often due to weakness of core stability muscles and hence specific training of these muscles is critical for long term recovery. Its proprietary system can identify weak muscles by visualizing on-screen by imaging ultrasound and then monitoring muscle action control via pressure cuff. V2U Dynamic Tilt and exercise table – Versatile and multifunctional Exercise table capable of performing Pilates level exercise option as well as Standing tilt for Neurological cases V2U Radial Shockwave Therapy - device for pain management High Power Laser –V2U’s 12Watt high power Laser is a highly effective technology for pain management and muscle injury recovery. V2U is working on some NEW and simple home-use and wearable technologies as well: • V2U Combo Stim: A TENS (Electrical Stimulator device) with approved parameters to reduce pain and also enable strengthening. • iFMT: A specific Foot Drop Stimulator for patients with foot drop – a result of stroke or Diabetes or nerve injury. • iPMT: A pelvic floor muscle strengthening device. • KMES: A Movement sensor that can guide patients with correct movement patterns; record sessions with objective readings and range of movement. With the current global situation of Covid, it has become critical to have options to manage the client remotely. V2U is working on a new solution that will allow patients to be monitored while they are being treated at their remote facility or home. Wearable Technologies are becoming a popular mode of long-term management. Simple and effective devices such as TENS for pain management; iFMT for Foot drop management and Sensors for exercise training and documentation are needed in the current times with global movement restrictions. V2U is always on the lookout for new and emerging technologies. However, it has defined structured criteria to filter proven technologies and bring them to its customers. It is always a participant in leading regional trade shows and professional meetings to seek such solutions, seeking online information and is often approached by new technology developers as well.

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This program aims at treating such conditions through V2U’s Spinal Decompression Therapy during acute and subacute stage and for full functional recovery - raising postural awareness and specific core spinal muscle strengthening utilizing ACHIEVO Core Stability Trainer – a proprietary system offering Real time imaging ultrasound to visualize weak muscles and make them work by observing functional response via pressure biofeedback cuff system. Conditioning the spinal muscles helps in significantly reducing the risk of further recurrences.

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Physio Asia uses technology of 3D Gait Analysis system to analyze walking and running patterns and the correlation of various joints and muscles from back to foot to treat existing deficits and reduce the risk of future injuries through individualized rehab programs. Based on analysis, corrective measures such as Knee braces and foot orthotics are prescribed – to improve body dynamics, as dysfunction in one area of body can translate pain in other area. Assessing the body as a whole and not in parts is key to Physio Asia approach in managing chronic conditions. The physiotherapists at the Centre are highly qualified and are trained well to understand the distinct nature of problems that the patients might suffer from. They maintain a personal equation with the patients and work as a support system which helps patients in dealing with the pain or limitation with strength. Furthermore, to provide safe and effective quality care to the patients, the facilities at the Centre are regularly updated with the latest world class equipment and the staff regularly undergo training to stay up to date with the latest manual techniques and expand their treatment repertoire. Physio Asia Therapy Centre is the only such practice to receive the Singapore Prestige Brand Award twice – in 2102 and 2018, among the Established brand category and in 2016 it accomplished Singapore Quality Class and Service Class certification – A high level accreditation granted by SPRING Singapore (Govt. based agency) and it looks forward to further expansion via franchising.

development and technology implementation. Often, it is observed that clinical professionals are more hands-on rather than technology-oriented and hence it requires much effort to manage this change and facilitate the adoption of technologies with ease. Physio Asia Academy provides much-needed training and skills enhancement for the adoption of these technologies with the greatest efficiency.

MEETING GROWTH OBJECTIVES AND CHALLENGES AHEAD

With technologically advanced products and Physio Asia as its subsidiary, V2U is set to reform the physio and rehab care industry. PHYSIO ASIA THERAPY CENTRE: METHODOLOGY

Although times are challenging with Covid for immediate opportunities, such times can bring opportunities to re-invent the portfolio and revise strategic direction. V2U is upbeat on new and emerging opportunities such as – • Remote Treatment options • Wearable and home-use technologies • Development of E-commerce channels • Entering into a new market will all be giving tremendous growth opportunity to V2U healthcare.

INSPIRATIONAL

Physio Asia Therapy Centre entered the world of healing with the aim to achieve tremendous success by providing professional care which stands on the foundation of evidencebased practice. The mission of this prestigious Physiotherapy Centre is to help people improve their quality of life, by being a pioneer in introducing innovative and world-class services. The Centre strives to uphold its high service standards, leveraging on the use of the latest technology and nonsurgical treatments proven by research, thus assisting its patients in getting back to full recovery quickly. It follows a holistic approach towards full assessment with client education, treatment, and selfmanagement of conditions.

V2U Healthcare, having established direct offices in S E Asian counties, is looking at expanding its business and opportunities in South Asia region especially in India through expansion of distribution channels - traditional as well as ONLINE sales channels. V2U’s clinical business – Physio Asia Therapy Centre, having well established in Singapore And expanded to the Philippines in 2020 is targeting to be established in Malaysia by early 2021. It plans to seek further growth via franchises and shall target the Indian market for potential franchisees.

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V2U has also been showered with many accolades for its pioneering performance through the years: • 2009: Leading Singapore – Indian Entrepreneur Award 2009 – Event organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce and DBS Bank and audited by KPMG •

2011: Dinesh Verma, Chairman V2U Healthcare – Awarded as Most Promising Entrepreneur Award by Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2012: Singapore Prestige Brand Award – for its clinic – Physio Asia Therapy Centre – in Established Brand Category by ASME & Lianhe Zaobao presented by Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore - Mr. Teo Chee Hean

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong 2016: Recipient of Singapore Indian Business Leader Award and book

2016: Certified as Singapore Quality Class and Singapore Service Class for business Excellence (Awarded by SPRING Singapore – Govt Agency)

2017: January – Asia’s 100 Leading Brands and Leaders by ASIA ONE magazine (India). Award Process Audit by Price Waterhouse Coopers

2018: Singapore Prestige Brand Award 2018 – for its clinic Physio Asia Therapy Centre – Singapore 2019: Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur Awards - Promising Enterprise category for Physio Asia Therapy Centre.

2013: MIDAS Touch Asia –V2U Healthcare awarded for ENTREPRISE AWARD – GOLD Category. Co-organized by Channel News Asia

2014: Physio Ratna - Highest Award honor given to one physiotherapist each year – awarded by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists

KEY MESSAGE FROM DINESH

A firm believer in Author Shiv Khera’s Quote - “Winners don’t do different things. They do things differently”.

2014: SICCI-DBS Singapore Indian Entrepreneur Awards finalist in the New Upcoming entrepreneurs — presented by MP, Inderjit Singh. He also was awarded the overall category winner amongst the finalists for the category by

Hence Dinesh believes that - To be successful, one needs to create value that creates a differentiation from the competition and result in a win-win strategy for the stakeholders.

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Fevicol

“Ye Fevicol Ka Mazboot Jod Hai Tootega Nahi.” ESS C C U S STORY

How can we forget this ad dialogue? Of course, we are going to do a case study of Fevicol success story. A one-time peon created Asia’s biggest adhesive company. Nowadays, the company has turnover around 6332 Crores INR/year, isn’t it surprising? Let’s just deep dive in to know about it.

INTRODUCTION Fevicol is India’s biggest leading Adhesives company. The company was founded by Indian entrepreneur Balwant Parekh known as the Fevicol man. It was 1959 when the Fevicol was first marketed in India as an easy-to-use and replace another fat-based adhesive which consumed a lot of time for boiling prior to the application. This brand innovation has transformed the way carpentry trade operates in India.

FOUNDER & FEVICOL Balwant Parekh was born in Gujrat who participated in a movement called “Bharat Chhodo Andolan”, launched by Mahatma Gandhi. He had finished a law degree from Mumbai, but he was reluctant to practice law. Living in Mumbai was difficult for him, so he had to work at dyeing and printing press. He ended up working as a peon at a wood trader’s office. During those days, He lived in a warehouse along with his wife.

Balwant Parekh

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Eventually, one of the investors recognized his business skills, Balwant started importing cycle, paper dyes, and many others from other countries. Later, he and his younger brother Sushil Parekh started their own business and named the company called Pidilite Industry.

basket. The Pidilite industry has acquired all those adhesives companies who could be a competitor in the market. Now, M-Seal, steel grip, Roff, Sargent Art, ColStar, Cyclo, Holdtite, WoodLok, Falcofix, and even Araldite Maker are part of the Pidilite Industry. Meaning, no matter what adhesive product, you are buying, money goes into the same bank account.

Over the years, Fevicol built a monopoly in the adhesive industry. In 2002, The Pidilite created another product called FeviQucik and acquired company M-seal too. Later, the company expanded products by acquiring many adhesive companies.

Apart from product quality, Fevicol focuses on maintaining a close relationship with the customers. The company has introduced different kinds of products at a very different price to meet customer demand. In this way, the customer cannot be missed.

In 2006, the company focused on international expansion. Factories have been set up in many different countries such as the US, Thailand, Dubai, Egypt, and Bangladesh. The brand also built a research center in Singapore.

The company follows a different SKU strategy, has launched Fevicol in a very different quantity, meaning the customer can buy ad per their needs. The products are available from pack 22.5gm to 50Kg. The Fevicol is OTC (over the counter) product that is available from the grocery store to hardware.

BUSINESS STRATEGIES The founder of Fevicol Balwant Parekh owned the very ultimate strategy to sell the Fevicol. First-time, in Indian business history, he approached direct marketing strategy. He researched and found that 80% of carpenters were decisionmakers. In such a case, educating carpenters about Fevicol’s benefits and direct marketing approach was a key factor for the company. Later, the company added a new strategy. Wide Product Basket or deafferented product, the company Pidilite has introduced many adhesives products, a separate Fevicol for each different item. It would be difficult if the company separated a place for each different Fevicol’s items. That is the reason, the Pidilite provides all different kinds of adhesives products at one place for distributors, dealers, and channels. In such a way, it became so easy to dealing, delivering, and billing the products. Inorganic Acquisition, Speedy Acquisition, and Aggressive Acquisition are the major reasons to become a wide Product

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Professionalism, Team Work, Transparency and Futuristic Mind-set. The Firm has four ‘supportive pillars’ that allow them to scale greater heights and stay ahead of the curve- Customer Satisfaction, Reliability, Budget-friendly services and Excellence assurance. THE KEY DIFFERENTIATOR Talking about the uniqueness of this construction enterprise, their top-level team infused with diverse knowledge is what sets them apart from the competitors. The enriched experience of these veteran professionals hailing from diverse domains, allows them to ensure sustainable development of the infrastructure that is in harmony with the environment. They perceive the society, country and world in a holistic way which is an insightful approach and quite commendable as well!

AN OVERLAY OF THE COMPANY A competent construction firm, Adhikarah Solutions Private Limited specializes in offering high- end construction solutions. Their experience and motivation have allowed them to carve a niche for themselves in the respective domain within a short time. The adroit team of the Company firmly believes that their hard work effortlessly resonates in their offered solutions. Founded in June 2020 only, its prime motive is to serve the society with the well- equipped infrastructure that can offer great service to the clients. The customer-centric approach towards every project that they associate with, allows them to deliver the promised solutions with a sense of integrity. Driven by its core business values, Adhikarah is committed to ensuring outstanding building services, enhanced customer experience and topmost safety performance. This exclusiveness has allowed it to bring the ‘partner of choice’ tag in its favour across the construction industry.

Considering the credibility that Adhikarah has earned so far, the Founder, Mr Syed conveys it is the alignment of the entire system work with their customer’s requirement that allows them to offer one of its kind services to their esteemed clients. To them, the client’s contentment is the fundamental aim that they strive to ensure in any scenario. The Firm has a wide variety of segments in which it is fervently functional such as Catering services, Manpower Solutions, Housekeeping Solutions, HE Solutions and IT Solutions. Adhikarah Solutions claims to be a reliable name in all these service verticals. Be it the catering services with the skilled cook brigade, or the IT Solutions involving maintenance of the websites, everything has a systematic approach ensured by this construction-oriented business.

A BRIEF ABOUT THEIR EXPERTISE When asked about their key expertise, Mr Syed elucidates that owing to their unconventional and customer- focussed style, the teams at Adhikarah have been able to deliver excellence in the construction business. With the extensively enriched experience from every realm of more than 20 years, the dedicated teams at the firm are ensuring to get the job done at a timely basis with the touch of perfection. Their exclusive mission strives to make a difference in the domain with the out of the box solutions that are costefficient and less time-consuming.

ABOUT THE KEY OFFICIAL The Founder, Syed Khizer Basha acquired his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. With the proven experience of over 20+ years in precast and prestressed Concrete Product Construction Industry including several verticals, the Key Dignitary has contributed his services in bountiful of diversified projects. As an exemplary leader and team builder, Syed Basha has so far headed the construction of numerous pre-cast concrete structures in India and abroad as well. Under his matchless supervision, the erection of structures like Le Reve Tower and Grosvenor House Tower in Dubai Marina, Dubai has been conducted. Apart from this, he has also been associated with the construction of Atlantis- Hotel Apartments in UAE, and Lulu Hyper Market in Bausher, Muscat. Alongside this, the key project with which his coordinating and supervising activities have been aligned is the Establishment of New Plant of Voltas Company in Dadar & Nagar Haveli and the maintenance of the workstations of the same in Thane, Maharashtra.

A GLANCE AT THE EXEMPLARY VISION Adhikarah Solutions is being led by its adept team of accomplished directors who are entrenched in corporate world for over a decade. Their revolutionary actions to serve the nation with better infrastructure, that will yield better productivity and flexibility, were planned and designed thoughtfully. Their determined efforts converted this exclusionary vision into a functional entity. The dynamic ‘Facility Management Company’ strongly intends to serve and support a myriad of service verticals. They are forging ahead fervently holding the spark of individuality and ensuring to enhance their client’s experience with their exceptional work ethics i.e Integrity,

The expertise and professionalism of the Founder have bestowed Adhikarah Solutions with enthralling success and industry-wide recognition within a short period and they foresee a bright and blazing future ahead.

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Business Beyond Borders Enabling Business Expansion Ashwathy Nair | Business Connect

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ith globalization progressively taking root across the planet, the need for connecting with the right people has become paramount. For a lot of companies endeavoring to spread their wings across borders, enablers like Business Beyond Borders become an important factor for survival. Business Beyond Borders helps cross border sellers in facilitating their growth, establishing their branches, and expanding their market reach. They not only provide practical solutions across different markets; they also anticipate and cater to any issues that a startup or an SME might face while off shoring. An emerging enterprise itself, Business Beyond Borders has already started to make a difference in the markets across South East Asia and the Middle East. COMPANY OVERVIEW Business Beyond Borders is an eCommerce enabler with an aim to create an eCommerce ecosystem, that helps the brands and sellers across the globe with an end to end solution starting from product market viability to warehousing and local sales expertise. An initiative that helps businesses, in particular, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to operate internationally, BBB supports the development of the companies’ activities in target markets with the ultimate goal of increasing economic growth. BBB kick-started in June 2020 and is today already helping brands scale-up in Malaysia in SouthEast Asia and Dubai in the Middle East as their first phase of launch. BBB aims to fix three problems that cross border sellers face in scaling their eCommerce presence in new geography: 1. Assortment planning: BBB helps in identifying the potential SKU for that particular market. 2. Local Warehouse and Local Entity: With BBB’s local business / warehouse partners , clients enjoy all the perks of becoming a local seller through their local entity. 3. Local expertise: BBB’s local knowledge helps the brand with customer support in the local language which helps with a faster conversion rate. The prime motivation for Bhavana Prakash Menon, the founder, and CEO of Business Beyond Borders has been the 9+ years of experience in the eCom corporate sector, and the steep learning curve on the nuances of eCommerce. The idea was first spoken with her business partner during her tenure

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in Lazada Malaysia , when she saw an over dependence on Chinese sellers and realized that Indian sellers would be able to match up the price with probably equal or better quality. She is also driven by a personal goal to create an impact through her expertise which is helping home-grown brands and SMEs expand their brand to new geographies seamlessly. BBB feels this is the right time as Cross-border commerce is expected to hit $26 billion by 2020 in the Middle East predicted to exceed USD 150 billion by 2025 in South East Asia. BBB identified that the home grown brands / sellers / manufacturers would have reached their potential in the domestic eCom market through Amazon , Flipkart and Myntra and would become the ideal choice in the Middle East & South East Asia as well. As the only way the existing brands have gone global is via Amazon , it is also important for these brands to have a business model through which they could tap into other top eCommerce portals of that geography like Lazada & Shopee in South East Asia and Noon , Namshi & Carrefour in the Middle East. BBB also provides consulting services for those brands who have only been acquiring customers through Instagram / Facebook in India to become a potential seller in the top eCom spaces within India like Amazon and Flipkart. BBB comes with a decade of experience in the eCom industry which helps each of its clients to understand eCom business in depth. BBB is a part of their expansion journey starting from Ideation to Conceptualization. BBB’s business model provides an end to end solution that also includes providing trailer made business model to sellers so that each brand gets exactly that part of the service that they would be struggling with while catering to cross border customers.

out over 100 orders and the brands onboarded are already making a 5 figure monthly revenue through them. In August, BBB was signed as the official commercial partner for Titan Malaysia. In September, BBB partnered with Ping Pong Services, a USbased company which is one of the fastest-growing cross border payment platforms to ensure that Indian brands grow their cross border business seamlessly. BBB has today an extensive array of brands wanting to join to tap into the eCom space beyond India. ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY The founder of Business Beyond Borders, Bhavana Prakash Menon, has an experience of almost a decade in the eCom industry across India, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. She worked with most of the major players in the eCom space including Flipkart, Snapdeal, Jabong, and Lazada Malaysia, a venture of Alibaba Group, until October 2019. It was when she had just started her new life as a General Manager for Fave MY, which is a digital wallet, that she was diagnosed with Clinically Isolated Syndrome. At this point, however, she realized that this was not the time to be planning a complete break from work but to focus on making the dream of becoming a CEO of her own company before 30 come true. Despite the situation, Bhavana took up entrepreneurship as her next venture and built Business Beyond Borders from the ground up, to realize her dream of starting her own company before the age of thirty. Today the CEO of her own company that is hoping to create an impact on SMEs and brands, Bhavana is close to achieving more than what she’d dreamt of. Sharing her insight that helped when a brand goes live under BBB, Bhavana says that allocating GMV and Volume driving SKUs for the brand helps join specific campaigns with a strategic view to drive conversion in the first month itself. This helps the brand categorize its catalog and help us create a success story immediately.

BBB will soon be an app that the brands need to download to understand the costs involved and to sign up with preliminary details so that BBB can ensure that the model created for the seller is viable. The app also aims to give a snapshot of how each geography’s eCom platforms are performing including order and revenue details.

FUTURE ENDEAVORS By the end of the next year, Business Beyond Borders hopes to open up warehouses in multiple countries across SEA and the Middle East including other parts of South East Asia & The Middle East so that the ecosystem can be ever-growing. BBB aims to help those sellers and brands, who find existing fulfillment policies in eCom space not so friendly, to see BBB as an alternative solution to scale up to multiple geographies.

The inception of the company took place in June 2020 with the first two stores live in July. Today, BBB has already shipped

Cross border is a 1Trillion$ Industry and BBB is already a part of this growing segment in eCom space.

PARTING WORDS FROM BHAVANA PRAKASH MENON: Take the leap of faith, today. The idea you have is getting discussed in another place by another person. It is okay if you didn’t get it right the first time. Remember JK rowling got rejected 12 times before Harry Porter got Published.

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Supreme Fashion Accessory

Sunglasses are the ultimate fashion accessory, almost worn by everyone, and without them most wouldn’t leave home. When the sun is glaring off the town and you pick your sunglasses out of your back, once you lip them on, you instantly change your appearance.

Reasons Why Sunglasses Acts More Than Just An Accessory It’s no longer a medical necessity, just a style need. The dreary vision-correcting computer machine revamped surprisingly into a cool and swanky faddish accessory. The rage is so strong that, just for the sake of fashion even people with perfect vision wear lenses.

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Here are some reasons why, before you head out the door, you’ll want to catch those shades: PROTECT EYES FROM UV RAYS One of the most significant advantages of wearing sunglasses is that they shield the eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation and the fragile skin around them. Exposure to UV can lead to cataracts and cause glaucoma symptoms worse. Moreover, about to 10 per cent of skin cancers are found near the eyes. Choose glasses that cover the eyes entirely and make sure that they have 100 per cent UVA and UVB protection.

PROTECT EYES FROM GLARE Sunglasses not only let you see better when it’s light outside, but they also decrease the amount you need to squint by the cutting back on the sun. Squinting will lead to headaches, exhaustion and eye pressure, as well as the formation over time of fine lines in the skin around the eyes. When you squint, it’s also difficult to see clearly, which can lead to injuries, particularly when driving. Maximum glare safety is offered by polarized sunglasses. DARK ADAPTATION After you are exposed to intense sunshine, sunglasses allow you to refocus your vision. If you will not adapt for long stretches after being exposed to the sun, your night vision may be impaired. You’ll find it hard to see the road while you are riding at night. Riding becomes risky when you haven’t been wearing shades.

Some Top Sunglasses Brands RAY-BAN A debut back in the 1930s, the Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses made their airline flights more popular, and the legends of the era were pilots. The Italian-based company offer polarised lenses to shield the eyes from sunlight. In the 1980s, with the release of films such as “Top Gun” and “Risky Business,” these glasses gained attention.

MAUI JIM In the early 1980s, Maui Jim sunglasses made their debut at a hotel pool in Maui, Hawaii. By 1988, the mainland was just starting to see them. This sunglasses are built for males and females alike. Many of the models have polarised lenses of varying colours that shield against the sunshine glare. VERSACE In 1978 Versace was started, this Italian fashion house made its debut in Milan, Italy. Versace sunglasses are known for their ornate, female-centred logo, and their wrap around and aviator styles are common. Much of the lenses are polarised to shield the eyes. Some women’s styles involve ornate and lavish details. 25

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CARE FOREVER MARKETING PVT LTD A CHOICE FOR BETTER LIFE, A CHOICE FOR SELF-EMPOWERING CAREER Sugandh Bahl | Business Connect Health and wealth are assets, that makes our life worth living. Investing in them opens windows of opportunities, giving chance to a better lifestyle. Direct Selling Market (MLM), is one of the most prospective career choices. Not only does it offer an unlimited amount of wealth, but it also allows you to become your own master and build a network of like-minded people as well. Cosmetic and personal care products, household items and wellness are the strongest sectors direct selling market. With time, there has been a paradigm shift in customer preferences. Synthetic products are becoming more approachable due to competitive prices and people are widely neglecting its side effects. But amid this situation, there are people still willing to work for the betterment of mankind. In the last few years, the direct selling industry witnessed the arrival of many brands, whose products

carry the essence of nature. Amongst these players, Care Forever Marketing is a rising star bringing naturally composed healthcare products at a costeffective price.

THE COMPANY WORKS WITH A CORE MOTIVATION THAT SAYS, We are not the best company in the world, But the Best Company for the world ‘A STEP TOWARDS HEALTH AND WELLNESS’ Care Forever marketing was introduced, in the market to augment healthcare practices of people. The Company has a series of customer-centric products categorized under health care, personal care, home care, beauty care and agro care. Direct Selling Industry has great potential and has become the forefront of product marketing. Care Forever marketing is a part of this industry and floats its entire business on an online platform. Care Forever marketing is a product of 15 years of research and experience, which is a major upper hand in this competitive market. Founded in 2020, the Company leverages on a motivated management, tailored products and a right cause to justify its forte. Being on the digital platform also helps in creating independent entrepreneurs across the world; hence providing everyone with the opportunity to augment health, wealth along with exciting compensations.

KESTO DAS FOUNDER & CEO

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THE COMPANY NAMES ITS BUSINESS AS A FIVE STAR OPPORTUNITY THAT INCLUDES, ‘The right Company’, ‘The right management’, ‘The right products’,’ The right compensation’ and ‘The right cause’.

SEASONED LEADERS AT THE HELM

Care Forever marketing is a product of extensive research and experience of 4 like-minded leaders are Mr. Samrat Adhikary, Mr Kesto Das, Mr Subha Kundu and Mr Suman Dey. Mr Samrat Adhikary (Founder & Managing Director) is the visionary behind this foundation. Mr Adikary is a young and energetic leader with 9 years of extensive exposure in the direct selling market. Samrat’s motivation behind this venture was born during his time in the agriculture sector. He was baffled, by the extensive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and the effect it can have on a person. He realized that the remedy, for better health, can only be found in nature and this laid the foundation of Care Forever Marketing. Mr Kesto Das (Founder & CEO) is direct selling enthusiast, working in this industry since 2009. He has worked, with several national and international companies where his efforts have created many entrepreneurs. He is very much aggressive and passionate about his work and Care forever. He is very much knowledgeable about Products, compensation and marketing management. He is more than 11 yrs practical experience about direct selling industries.

Their homecare products include: • Lemon Herbal Hand Wash • Bathroom Cleaner • Toilet Cleaner

Mr Subha Kundu (COO) carries 8 years of astounding experience in the direct selling space and is a great team player. Prior to Care Forever Marketing, he has worked in many companies as a COO. His efforts towards team building is a major forte to the Company.

A PROFICIENT WORK CULTURE

All of these products, are FSSAI, GMP, AYUSH and HALAL, Certified, which makes them very trustworthy and further builds a prolific image of the Company in the market. Employees are the true reflection of a Company’s overall standards. Direct Selling is an arduous task and requires dexterous people. Like the leadership panel, the entire operational and execution team includes enthusiastic people experienced in direct selling. This head-to-toe integration of expertise and experience helps the Company maintain a competitive image. The leaders being highly experienced, plays an integral role in maintaining an engaging ambience in the Company.

MR Suman Dey (CTO) is an exceptional talent having substantial experience in the direct selling space. Along with this, he has nurtured his technical expertise, by working in various national and International IT Firms for the last 7 years. These four leaders are four pillars, upholding the Company’s mission, vision and goals. Their expertise and knowledge keep the Company durable and sustainable to unprecedented challenges.

A GLANCE AT THE PROSPECTS

The direct selling industry is one of the radically growing industries in India. A study at ASSOCHAM shows that Since 2011, the direct selling space has shown spellbinding growth, reaching ₹12,620 Crore in 2016 and is expected to reach ₹15,930 Crore in 2021. Care Forever marketing aims to be a part of this growth. Within a few months of inception, it has already built several diligent entrepreneurs in India and has brought many new products as well. With this pace of development, the Company is foreseeing to be one of the Top 10 direct selling Company within 2025.

CUSTOMIZED SET OF PRODUCTS

The direct selling market, especially for herbal products is an extremely volatile space having a significant number of players. So how does Care Forever Marketing builds its presence? By providing quality at cost-effective prices. Their products are moulded, with the goodness of nature and the efficiency of science and comes at affordable rates. These factors place their products in the trending zone and showcase the Company’s competitive capabilities. Despite having only a few months of experience, their healthcare, personal care and home care products are already winning the hearts of their customers.

Samrat Adhikary Founder & CMD

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D’LIGHT LIFE SCIENCES PVT. LTD. REFINING HEALTH THROUGH TAILORED MEDICINES Avishek Singh | Business Connect Over the years, a series of novel diseases have come forth and to battle against them, innovative molecules and formulations have arrived the market. However, women have unique health issues. Several ailments that can spread into both the sexes often have unusual effects on a woman’s health; pharma can address this. D’light Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. is a revolutionary name in the pharma space, having a series of gender-neutral formulations and tailored medicines for improving women health. Incepted in, June 2020, D’Light is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, showcasing a steady growth and a potential to be at the forefront of its arena.

VIRENDRA BHUMIDHAR PAL Chairman & Founder

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RAJESH BHUMIDHAR PAL Director


International Standard, and regulations. Their commitment to quality was recently honoured, with a “Certificate of Quality in Business”, by International Trade council. Their quality is appreciated and approached by many healthcare experts from Nutraceuticals, Gynecology, Clinical Dermatology.

A COMPETITIVE FIRM D’Light is a modern pharmaceutical firm, incepted with a focus to provide nutraceutical products/supplements. The efficacy of the products lies on its holistic benefits – fulfilling the daily needs of a body while driving a major shift towards prevention aspect. To be specific, D’Light’s products cater to genital problems like PCOS, Menstrual irregularity and infertility. Their products are armed with the ability to boost the body’s immunity to avert major bacterial and viral infections. Not just this, D’Light has a collection of derma products and the blend of both has showcased a huge potential for them in the market.

On the other hand, their quality is highly approached by a wide number of customers, chemists and stockists. Furthermore, their products are widely approached, by several NGOs and Self Help Groups in need of healthaugmenting supplements for geriatrics and paediatrics.

D’Light was introduced in the market by Mr. Rajesh Bhumidhar Pal, in the financial state of our Country Mumbai. Over, the last decade, the pharma industry has witnessed a radical shift with respect to products and methodologies. D’Light is focused, to contribute in this shift, from treatment to prevention and, to gain 1% market share in D’Light represented market.

A CONSTRUCTIVE WORK CULTURE “Our organization lives and breathes for the people and by the people” asserts Rajesh. Whether it’s a fully ledged enterprise, SME or MSME, a collaboration of proficient resources gives the Company a significant growth. D’Light follows a very harmonious work culture, powered by opportunities and humility. This ensures a nurturing environment, where every individual gets to grow on ideas, skillsets and much more.

Mr.Rajesh Bhumidhar Pal has a vast experience of 15-16 years in pharmaceutical brand management. He started his career at Blue Cross as Management Trainee. He has climbed the ladder of hierarchy of product management team in various pharmaceutical firms like Maneesh(Svizera), IPCA, Indchemie naming a few. He has a great amount of exposure in various health segments like Cardio-diabeto, Ortho, Paedia, Gyanec, Dermatology. He has a great entrepreneurship skills. He is a people oriented person and believes in having empathy for his follow team members.

The same level of ingenuity, is found in the upper echelons as well. D’Light has a short yet ardent workforce; practising humility and building transparent communication channels on all levels, help in bringing out the best from everyone. They work with a mantra that says, “It’s not about you, it’s about the people you serve and what they need”.

THE FACTORS MAKING THEM PREFERABLE The pharma industry is already a volatile space due to the significant number of players. So, how is D’Light a gamechanger in this competitive space? Modern healthcare is considerably influenced, by pharmaceutical formulations and when it comes to women’s healthcare, the influence and concern go up by a notch. This is the opportunity that lays D’Light’s foundation. Besides a prevalent collection of health augmenting formulations, it has a number of medicines focused on improving women’s health, especially new mothers. Their popular formulations include C Z MUST (Immunity Boosters), DVB12 (Chronic tiredness and muscular weakness), PAN HD (Heartburn, difficulty in swallowing).

This ingrained thought builds the determination in every member to work on the Mission, Vision & Goal and grow the Company to scalable heights. D’Light also has an Employment welfare committee for the betterment of its internal customers as well. GROWING THROUGH CHALLENGES D’Light is introduced in the touchest period Mankind is facing in a Century. However, identical to several indomitable firms, D’Light has shown the sheer will and strength to overcome the challenges of COVID-19. They have an uninterrupted communication channel between their field office and head office. The field office follows the strategies designed by the product management team and gives relative feedbacks to the marketing team on weekly basis. This freewheeling approach is helping to stay abreast of transitions grow in the market.

Along with this, their formulations for women’s health include B Myo (Menstrual Irregularity, Infertility), D CORCAL (Pregnancy and Lactation, Post Menopausal, Chronic Illness, Osteoporosis), D-DOX (Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy), I4 Max (Iron deficiency Anaemia in new mothers) and D-Argi (Promotes intrauterine growth of the fetus). Their series of tailored formulations are based on holistic research of molecule, the combination of molecules and acceptability by doctors throughout the market. Another USP of D’Light is their presence in the digital space. They are showing a lucrative growth across the state and are aiming to grow across the country, venturing on the digital market.

Looking at the coming years, D’Light is aiming to increase its engagement with, various digital marketing platforms. The Company, is also foreseeing to expand its HQ, which will enhance the visibility of products among chemists, stockists, etc.

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FLOWER FASHION INDIA Scaling Greater Heights with Splendidly Finished Floral Deliverables Sneha Chaudhary | Business Connect

SYED ARIF

SYED ATIF

SYED TOUSIF

SYED KASHIF

Partners of Flower Fashion India

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he floral industry is ascending the graph of growth in the Indian markets, owing to the extensively growing demand for fresh floral products. Any special day is incomplete without the freshness dispensed by the alluring flowers as they are the integral part of any occasion. Be it a wedding ceremony or birthday parties, flowers add a touch of auspiciousness to every special day with their purity and beauty. It has been famously said that flowers convey faster than the voice. The arrangement of flowers in decoration reveals the kind of event that is being celebrated. Likewise, the type of flowers chosen to express the love and care to those who are the elemental part of our lives unveils a lot about our sentiments without even uttering a word. In terms of occasions like weddings, bridal floral accessories are quite imperative for making the moments remarkably unforgettable.

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But, the floral industry is quite an unorganized sector, where the vendors don’t pay much heed to customer satisfaction that develops a sense of resentfulness among the customer base. It is a toiling task to search for credible floral-vendors who can render desirable deliverables with best-in-class quality, yet in the economical price range. With the motive to fill the gap in this sector, Flower Fashion India pioneered in this domain, promising credibility and exclusive customer experience to the masses. Up surging the heights of success by harmonizing with the customer requirements, this blooming enterprise has carved a niche for itself in a short span of time. THE COMPANY AT A GLANCE A budding business venture, Flower Fashion India is an Online Platform to order Designer Wedding Garlands & Flower Jewellery that are formed out of fresh and unique flowers. They offer door-to-door fast delivery to their customers with customized products. Acknowledging the need of the customers in regard to finding the best-in-class Designer Flower Garlands at affordable prices, Flower Fashion India pioneered the domain of Floristry by offering delivery at the doorstep. With the exclusive offerings, they are adding to the auspiciousness of the important days of the lives of their valued customers to make their moments of joy truly unforgettable ones. They recognize the need for making doorstep deliveries to offer ease in the management of big ceremonies such as weddings. Ensuring utmost pride in the quality while catering to targeted customers, they intend to create a lasting impact with their deliverables. Each delivery offers the patrons with ‘Flower care Manual’ that allows the users to maintain the freshness of the Garland for a prolonged period of time.

box designs, the company is forging ahead with absolute enthusiasm. Their finest garland and jewellery artisans are skilled in customizing the deliverables as per the latest trends and aspirations of the customers. The artisans are capable of creating the replicas of the trendy pieces of jewellery that allows in cost-cutting and rendering affordable deliverables. Their uniqueness has bestowed them with excellent reviews, several referrals and word-of-mouth publicity. Furthermore, the insightful approach of the key officials has allowed them to contribute in reducing the carbon footprint by enhancing the usage of natural flowers in place of artificial ones, alongside improving the labour policies by ensuring fare wages and regular recreational activities to their employees. Their servicequality has allowed them to earn noteworthy accolades in their favour.

DEALING WITH THE COVID-19 CRISIS The Coronavirus pandemic left no business untouched of its rage. Be it a mega-brand or a budding business, every venture is suffering adversely. And this scenario was even worse amidst the Nationwide Lockdown when the whole business community was dumbstruck, due to the immediate implementations of the new norms of ‘staying at home’. Flower Fashion was also numbed by this crisis as markets were forced to be closed with the strict implication of rules. Customers in need of the fresh floral products were helpless in finding the desired products at that sensitive time. Recognizing the customers’ need, the team commenced a home delivery initiative of their offerings, alongside ensuring all the crucial precautions that needed to be considered to prevent the spread of the virus. Be it the making of the floral deliverables or the deliveries of the same as per the requirement of the customers, they ensured to take all the precautionary measures to combat the virus.

SYNERGY WITH THE TECHNOLOGY Syncing with the technical advancements, the company has framed an online e-commerce website for delivering Garlands & Floral Jewellery. The team has eased the Flower jewellery customization process for the brides-to-be with a single click only. The technicality of their offerings has extended to ‘Trial Room Feature’ on their online portal where a wedding couple can try different designer garlands by uploading their pictures in the wedding attire. This functionality has allowed them to satisfy their customers effectively. Their efforts are constantly striving towards infusing the technology with their outstandingly finished products to emerge out as a significant player in the domain.

WHAT MAKES THEIR BUSINESS MODEL SO UNIQUE? Flower Fashion India is the brainchild of Melting flowers (Leading wedding desingers in South India) the four exclusionary entrepreneurs i.e Father & 3 Sons who are conducting the business operations for this venture in equal partnership. Syed Arif, Syed Atif, Syed Kashif and Syed Tousif, altogether commenced this venture after recognizing the low customer satisfaction level in the Floristry Industry. Their endeavours are focussed on offering the highest level of customer satisfaction with their latest designs at the most costefficient prices and on-time delivery module.

With the future outlooks to expand their reach at the PAN India level, they aspire to render the most out of their offerings to their customers at affordable prices. At last, the key officials would like to share some words of wisdom with the budding entrepreneurs. They elucidate that the route to entrepreneurship is not a cakewalk, but one must not lose heart while dodging the obstacles or overcoming pitfalls in the nascent stage. One must pursue one’s goals with utmost dedication, perseverance and passion, till one reaches the aspired destination.

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Connecting Careers Sandhya Agrawal | Business Connect

NETWORKING THROUGH AND THROUGHOUT THE LOCKDOWN Happy Connects is a social networking service that helps people join forces for seeking and giving employment opportunities. More often than not, people at HCT come across the fact that open positions in a company are filled by referrals rather than by searching for suitable resumes on a job portal. This is true due to the effectiveness of a referral program which makes use of personal connections among people to source the right candidate. HCT is aware that referral programs are usually limited to an initiative within a company. Happy Connects is a result of their yearning to make this model of referrals available on a large scale in a social backdrop. The social networking aspect was important to ensure people benefit from the services at a human level. Happy Connects wants to help people connect professionally and personally and promote each other. HCT provides people with a platform to • Refer friends, colleagues, candidates for job opportunities. • Be referred by friends, colleagues, and social circles to job opportunities. • Post job opportunities against a pool of suitable candidates vetted by like-minded professionals. • Directly apply for jobs of interest. • Nurture and build valuable professional circles that become a source of knowledge and professional growth. • Socially interact with your professional network.

MANMEET SINGH Founder

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Focus is at the center of achieving goals and vision of Happy Connects without any compromise. “The main ingredient in being focused consistently is to have a balance between work and personal life,” says the Founder of Happy Connects Technologies, Manmeet Singh. He enjoys cycling for an hour every day, it is a very refreshing activity. Mr. Singh also plays indoor sports, keeping him active and agile. According to the founder of HCT, there is no better substitute for motivation than watching sports on TV. As evident, Manmeet Singh is an avid sports fanatic.


The mission of HCT is simply to help people join forces and yield positive professional outcomes for themselves as well as others. A twelve-month plan is to build social circles of professionals as big as possible and list a plethora of jobs that meet and exceed the demands of these social circles. In the current scenario where work from home is the norm, making professional connections is the need of the hour. The pandemic took away many jobs and Happy Connects took this as a challenge to create a platform for bringing people together who can make meaningful connections, refer each other for jobs and share ideas during these tough times. Happy Connects is a social networking platform specifically designed to bring professionals together for a mutually beneficial engagement. The business model of HCT supports consultants and corporates in their employment requirements, thereby providing them value for services of HCT. It is in the interest of both the recruiters and the recruited that Happy Connects is not only an effective model but also a viable business. MAKING THE MOST OF THE PANDEMIC: A VISION Happy Connects is using the latest development methods to build a robust system engaging cloud solutions available in the market. Security in general and data security in specific is an especially important aspect in creating trust and nurturing a long-lasting relationship for users of HCT services. This compliance is a testament of the heightened sense that we as a company possess towards the protection of the Happy Connects users. Happy Connects is also the product of an idea that generates out of the need of their users. HCT constantly aims to build, provide, and maintain services that enable their users completely without infringing upon their privacy.

The company is focused on enhancing the basic and important features required for a platform like HCT. Happy Connects is regularly building and testing features that are relevant and attractive for a best in class end-user experience. The company is also developing an analytics tool that will enhance end user experience. ELATED NETWORKING At its core, Happy Connects as a team is completely dedicated to their mission and cause. Every team member is completely aligned with their vision and is working relentlessly to achieve the same. This inherent passion brings out the best in each and every employee of Happy Connects naturally. They are a start-up and it is quite natural that there is overwhelming enthusiasm and creativity which is necessary. However, HCT also follows all processes and protocols established as standards in the industry to channel this energy appropriately without losing sight of the mission. Daily discussions, standup meetings, impromptu creative sessions, feedback loops keep the team active.

As a social/professional platform Happy Connects direct clients are the end users themselves. However, Happy Connects has tied up with various Consultants and Corporates allowing them to meet their recruitment deliverables. For both the end users and the consultants/corporates, the incentive HCT has is to provide a mutually beneficial platform that meets individual and business objectives. The success of any business depends on the differentiating value it provides to consumers or customers as compared to its competitors in the market. The R&D team at HCT performs regular research on the needs of users already exposed to platforms like Happy Connects and of new user expectations. The results of such research helps Happy Connects bring in exciting features on the platform every month which meets and exceeds user’s expectations.

Happy Connect Technology is a startup with a slightly informal culture that allows for fun and focus at the same time. This culture has helped HCT beat the troublesome effects of a pandemic that has touched every individual and business in one way or the other. Their passion for the fruition of their vision has helped HCT adopt the environment of digital communications. Video conferences, phone calls and emails are the primary means. These communications sometimes turn into harmless gossip and laughing sessions. The nature of how employees get to work at HCT keeps them refreshed and ready for the next milestone.

Happy Connects is built on an idea of making a social networking platform more inclined towards mutually benefitting professional networks. HCT not only imbibes the favorite features and functionalities of social media platforms but also enables their users to promote career aspirations of self and others whether they know them closely or are just in common social circles and share professional likeness. Happy Connects urges their users to influence the professional outlook of a deserving individual and there by also build a social network for themselves. It is different and carries a sense of social responsibility. Happy Connects’ profile page is attractive, simple to use and comprehensive. The users can display their accolades, achievements, skills, and abilities (socially or professionally) to people from all walks of life irrespective of whether they are of the same industry or outside.

The idea of the platform was started during this lockdown and they were able to translate this idea to a working product within just a few months. That was a huge milestone achieved by the entire team. The company plans to go global by 2021, reaching out to millions of professionals and becoming a leading Professional/Job platform in the industry. 35

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Kabilai Farm Private Limited

CREATING A REVOLUTION IN THE MILK AND DAIRY INDUSTRY Ashwathy Nair | Business Connect

Since 1998, India has become the world’s leading producer and consumer of milk products with the supply of milk and dairy products increasing steadily. Dairy farming is a vital part of the Indian economy and a key contributor of jobs and incomes. Also, almost every dairy product produced in India is domestically consumed, most of which is sold as fluid milk. This indicates that there are immense value-addition and overall growth potential in the Indian dairy industry. In 2019, the Indian demand for milk products was INR 10,540 trillion. The dairy industry in India serves as a medium for socioeconomic growth, in addition to providing lucrative business opportunities.

Started in July 2018 from Keelkatallai (Chennai) with 10+ customers, Kabilai Farm is supplying fresh cow milk and related dairy products to 200+ customers and 10+ dealers in the capital city of Tamil Nadu. After exploring a wide range of Indian cattle like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Kankrej, and many more, Kabilai Farm was started in Chennai. Started with 30 litres of milk and ten customers, they are now supplying nearly 400 litres to customers, shops and dealers. The customers of Kabilai have felt significant health transformations after they started consuming the A2 milk while experiencing a pinch of traditional touch in the milk too. The faithful customers of the Business are a testament to the quality of service provided by them. Usually, milk has a 6-hour shelf life, which creates a challenge for them, but the quality and timely delivery speaks for itself. About Kabilai Farm The mission of Kabilai is to deliver high-quality dairy and agriculture products while benefitting the farmers. With this business venture, Gopinath wants to create entrepreneurs in nearby villages, which will eventually lead to the creation of young and energetic farmers in the future. Since the beginning, Kabilai Farm has been handling the cattle and the farming part, but they didn’t have marketing ideas, milk storage, transportation, customer handling support and related aspects. But now, they have learnt to deal with the business operations and are implementing the same. Gradually, the Business expanded itself and is serving not just individual customers but also offers dealerships and franchise. Kabilai Farm believes, “Businesses need to deliver what customer expects, not what the business prefers”. With this thought, they invest their time hugely on research driven by digital platforms which in turn helps in understanding the needs of the customers. Besides, they recently conducted market research on the demands of cattle in the city.

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Being into the business of such a sensitive and delicate item, the handling of milk is very well taken care of. Here, Kabilai Farm is committed for the delivery of milk at the earliest in the morning time, and they never entertain delay except for some unavoidable circumstances, where they priorly inform the customers regarding the delay.

Ensuring the team’s productivity regarding milk delivery outlet is crucial and Kabilai farm is taking specific steps to ensure it. This includes planning the next day delivery while retaining all the members of the business to ensure equal participation. Also, the team with their joint efforts provides hasslefree and on-time deliveries. Since, Kabilai has been delivering milk for the infants as well, they believe its their responsibility to provide the dairy products with the utmost care and best packaging. The core team of Kabilai Farm includes Nagarjan, Vimal, Muthu, Bharath, Naveen, Ashok Kumar, Saravanan and Priya Senthi.

About the Founders Kabilai means “Holy Cow” in Tamil. It is the brainchild of Gopinath Baskaran and Ramprasath Baskaran. They are a first-generation businessman and next-generation farmers who are born and brought up in a small farming family. Both brothers, after finishing their studies were into the high-paying jobs in MNCs, and while working, the duo discussed ideas to start their venture in the agriculture sector, and that is how Kabilai Farm was established.

Despite losing customers and delivery partners during the lockdown, Kabilai did not lose hope and realized that they are into the dissemination of essential services which can’t be stopped. So, to cope with the challenges induced by the pandemic, the Business hired a delivery partner by paying 2x amount and was able to successfully deliver the products to the consumers sitting in the corners of the city. Lockdown induced the migration of people to their respective homes, so the sale was a bit low, but as soon as the unlock process began, customers started coming back that, in turn, helped Kabilai to regain its lost customers.

The childhood dream of Gopinath Baskaran (Managing Director) of becoming a businessman led to the inception of this business venture. Gopinath recalls that he used to observe and learn business tactics while visiting supermarkets and hotels in his childhood. Since its inception, the prime motto of Kabilai Farm was to deliver excellent quality milk to the masses. “If you dream of doing something, get into it, and don’t think twice. Often ideas are kept as thoughts and are never transformed into reality. So, don’t make this mistake, execute what you have dreamt of and the rest will fall in its place”. Gopinath Baskaran (Managing Director)

Popularity and Future Prospects Kabilai started with milk delivery and now expanding its horizons into dairy products such as curd, butter & ghee. Interestingly, all of this is prepared through 100 per cent traditional methods that ensure top quality products. For the expansion of these services, the Business has accumulated tons of positive feedbacks from the customers’ end.

Productivity at Its Best Though Kabilai Farm is an agriculture and dairy products’ business, we cannot confuse it with others in a similar domain because they stand out in all terms. In this, the Business is venturing into the agriculture sector, whereas people are running away from it. Next, they are supplying organic milk and dairy products without any preservatives. Additionally, Kabilai’s are lighting-up the homes of farmers by collecting the milk directly from farmers and delivering it to the customers. Lastly, they are creating a lively atmosphere for youngsters and are encouraging them to venture into agriculture.

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HEALTH

NOT ABLE TO BREATHE PROPERLY THROUGH YOUR NOSE ? Well, you’re not the only one who has been facing this problem. The sign of sinus is among the top ten diagnoses made by primary care doctors. Yet there are also numerous myths about sinuses, considering how widespread these common issues are, which also hinder patients from getting the right care.

Natural Home Remedies To Get Relief From Sinus

against the sinus infection. Here are some dietary precautions that you must follow. Dairy products, especially cheese, yoghurt and ice cream should be avoided.

Sinus starts with a cold that can turn into a bacterial infection. Sinuses are air-filled cavities located on both sides of the nose. Sometimes these may be clogged or infected. This can create various complication like Fever, Weakness, Fatigue, Cough, Headache, and Snoring problem.

If you are a chocolate lover then you have to say ‘Bye! Bye! Chocolate’ sugar and yeast containing foods trigger excess mucus production in sinuses. Also, say no to Cold Drinks, the intake of cold substance will stall cilia movement within the nose, making it difficult for nasal mucus to flow through the nasal passages.

There are certain food and homemade remedies that can trigger sinus symptoms, like fried and starchy foods, rice, meat and strong spices. Intake of Vitamin A can help you build a strong defence

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Sub-Acute lasts for 4 to 8 weeks

Acute Sinus usually it lasts for 4 weeks or less.

TYPES OF SINUSES PROBLEMS ARE

Chronic Sinus lasts for 8 weeks or more

Health

Here are some effective food & home remedies for sinus that can help you tackle the problem naturally • PUNGENT SPICES Spices like anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, such as cayenne pepper, assist in breaking up and draining out congested mucus. Similarly, to make a mucus dissolving elixir, horseradish can be blended with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. Alternatively, 1/4 of a teaspoon of freshly grated horseradish root should be held in the mouth for a few minutes and can be swallowed until the taste has evaporated.

• STEAM This remedy works like magic that even doctors are prescribing it. Add 3 drops of pine or rosemary oil to a steaming hot bowl of water with 3 drops of peppermint and 2 drops of eucalyptus oil, or add 3 drops of rosemary with 1 drop of thyme and peppermint oil. Drape a towel around the back of your head with your face down above the water and inhale the steam, which can help clear a blocked nasal passage.

• TURMERIC (HALDI) AND GINGER ROOT Turmeric root is one of the wonderful spices, it’s widely used in India, which is fragrant. Turmeric provides not only natural anti-inflammatory properties, but it is also rich in antioxidants. This mixture will help to release mucus from clogged nasal passages, relieve sinus pressure, and make you feel immediately better when mixed with spicy ginger root and brewed in hot tea.

• SOUP Studies believe that the consumption of soup helps in easing congestion. You can pick from a variety of recipes and choose your choice, from chicken soup to potato soup with fresh herbs. It is the steam that helps clear the sinuses, mixed with a lot of good ingredients.

For people experiencing sinus symptoms, it is important to understand what those symptoms are. Otolaryngologist therapy can be extremely helpful to understand your symptoms better and to understand what treatment options are available. A person with both acute and chronic sinusitis should take the steps properly. Taking care of yourself can significantly increase the quality of life and help you live more comfortably.

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KEA INFOTECH PVT. LTD.

Providing Premium Integrated IoT Solutions for Businesses (Smart Home / Electric Vehicles /IIoT/smart metering systems / AI&ML) Ashwathy Nair | Business Connect Internet of Things (IoT) operates hand-in - hand with real-time AI as connected devices change paradigms from central clouds to decentralized, pervasive knowledge. The IoT market is expected to develop steadily as billions of devices, services and systems are connected, powered mainly by increasingly pervasive and cheaper sensors that convert physical data to digital material. IoT usage focuses on supplying services that often have a substantial financial effect and shorter payback periods. In terms of market size, IoT expenditure is projected to rise by 15.4% year-on-year to hit US$ 1.1 trillion by the year 2025. Purple Techno Solution’s sister Company Kea InfoTech is an emerging IoT hardware and software Business that develops intelligent solutions to assist people in protecting and preventing possible problems arising in the day - to-day activities of their businesses. In products and services, the Company has competence in creating excellent, smart applications and devices. COMPANY AT A GLANCE Kea’s clients approach the business with particular issues requiring a plan for problem-solving. At Kea, it takes considerable time to understand the business, market and competition priorities of the customers in order to develop a creative solution. Through Kea’s solutions, customers have proven to be more efficient and profitable. Some of Kea’s goods were so efficient that customers were able to raise finances. Several of the services offered by Kea InfoTech are IoT Product Development, Mobile App Development, Web Development, EdTech, PCB Services and DIY Education Kits. Mr. Khadar Baba is the Founder and MD, and Mr. Bhanu Prakash Bandi is Founder and CEO. In 2012, the MDs opened “Purple Techno Solutions” Corporate Training Center in Hyderabad and in 2013 the institute was extended to Vijayawada and Anantapur, which resulted in further expansion and the institute commenced university education in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The duo also obtained some realtime products in 2015 for Embedded System products and Mobile App Development, extending it to IoT products in 2017. Due to the COVID crisis, training Company faced disturbances, but Khadar and Bhanu did not lose hope and saw the potential for developing affordable sanitizer dispensers. At first, the goods witnessed slow growth, but there was a demand for the commodity as time passed. Given the need, DIY Products and other COVID-related products were further created. Also, the Company launched its GPS tracking system mainly for cars, bikes, trucks, and others. Mr. Khadar and Mr. Bhanu feel that when beginning a business, the budget, schedule and product selection should be valuable. Companies must reflect on the type of products they can produce and see whether the product is available or not and make it exceptionally functional in the market. They said, “It is important that a company’s growth is dependent on a product and to create a leading brand in less time, it is crucial that the profit margin is initially reduced.” INNOVATION PAVES THE WAY FOR SUCCESS The Company aims to help businesses grow, renovate and get acquainted with the new paradigm of disruption. In addition, the “IoT Hub India” team at Kea will become a global one-stop destination for all next-generation IoT solutions. The purpose of this vision is to provide services through common errors. www.businessconnectindia.in | Vol. 3 | Special Edition November 2020 INDIA

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KHADAR BABA | Founder & MD


At Kea, a new paradigm in the product development process has been quite sharply pursued. The fact that Kea offers end-to-end product development and production under a single roof, which generally operates under two different entities, gives the Company a distinction and leads the way over its competitors. The Company’s client includes Yathi Private Limited Solutions, MINEMAGMA PVT. LTD. Srujana Technologies, Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology & Research (Deemed to be University),Vignan’s Nirula Institute of Technology and Science for Women, , YXIOM AI, etc. At Kea, they operate within their boundaries, as they don’t believe in making customers false promises. The workforce is also not burdened with work; the personal growth of the workforce is taken into account. Kea has made employee growth a priority in order to ensure improved results of the team. The Company also use the best technologies to train their staff to ensure that they have in-time pay and performance reviews. DEFEATING THE CORONAVIRUS BLUES Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Organization has recognized an opportunity and is designing the associated goods. Smart sanitizer dispensers, UV sanitation dispensers, the UV sanitization robot for office use, the shoe sanitizer, human sanitation tunnel, employee’s tracking app, etc. were manufactured by Kea. The Company has developed its vehicle monitoring system, COVID Special products, Kid tracker, employee Management Systems and online training as the most recent growth of the Company’s services.

InfoTech Pvt. Ltd. looks forward to creating a unique AI-based product.

To preserve the morale of the employees during COVID-19 crisis, Kea has taken multiple steps. The interventions included sharing the Company’s complete vision, frequent & prompt input, setting specific objectives and participation of employees in the problem-solving process.

A glimpse into life of Mr. Khadar baba shaik He is the founder /MD and a leading a steady growth of the company Purple Techno Solutions for the past 10 years and now started a new Company Kea Info tech . Mr . Khadar is a Electronic graduate with good experience in the fields of Electronics designing and manufacturing . 7 years ago he started his journey with a vision of making the world smart , by enriching people with creativity to develop innovative products . He has good experience in to IoT and Data Science .

COVID has created numerous organizational and financial challenges for Indian companies. Around 71.31% of businesses treated deteriorating cash flows. But this was a chance to meet and evolve with the audience for Kea InfoTech. In reality, the Company has sold over 1,000 health items. Over 500 students were educated in mainstream technology such as IoT, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and many more.

A glimpse into life of Mr. Bhanu Prakash Bandi He is the founder /CEO of Kea Info Tech . Mr . Bhanu is a Electronic graduate with good experience in the fields of MATLAB algorithm implementation . 8 years ago he started his journey with as a trainer and now he is in to AI and ML. He has published couple of papers on Image processing and AI. He is good at people management and new technology adoption.

Meanwhile, Kea InfoTech’s performance is measured not only by the work of the MDs but also by the employees’ work. The Founders accept that both the aspirations of the individual and the team must be accomplished. The Organization’s work-culture defines how smoothly the work is carried out. The Founders at Kea InfoTech believe in a philosophy of ‘strong management and creativity.’

Now the company planning to enter in to EV charging stations and Energy tracking devices (Smart Meters ).

Also, as a young Business, in 2020, Kea InfoTech supplied Hyderabad’s needy people with masks and sanitation. Further, in conjunctions with leading tech enterprises such as Microsoft, Samsung and the AMAZON Web Services, Kea

Two members from small town , trying to full fill their Dreams in the filed of Smart innovations .

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Metro Investors Buddy Pvt. Ltd. Real Estate Solutions

metro investor’s buddy

SIMPLIFYING THE SEARCH FOR YOUR DREAM HOME

MIB Indias

Kriti Anand | Business Connect

MRIGANK KUMAR

Founder & CEO

Company Overview Metro Investors Buddy Pvt Ltd (mibindias.com) is India’s first technology based end to end property buying Platform specializing in providing customer-centric real estate solutions based on thorough market research. Their expertise is focused on construction performances and projects happening in Noida and the NCR region. They conduct advanced research and rate construction projects on the basis of Construction Quality, Legal Clarity and Future Sustainability. The importance of understanding the business through exhaustive research in the field instead of learning as they grow is what sets MIB apart from its competitors. This is the reason they have a more thorough understanding and an effective understanding of their venture.

Metro Investors Buddy aims to bring delight to the process of acquiring real-estate by providing transparent and hasslefree transactions. Their aim is to make it less of a transaction and more of an experience. As it is, people think finding the right property is hard, MIB aims to take that stress away from them. The company’s mission is to modernize and progress the experience of buying and selling real estate by cultivating a spirit of collaboration, innovation and integrity. The company fosters a culture of partnership in which all clients and listings are represented in a cooperative environment by all its agents, thereby ensuring its clients and listings have the competitive edge. Metro Investors Buddy is adapting to the new normal, that is the digital world. Leveraging the most emergent technologies and social media strategies, the company envisions itself as more than just a real estate brokerage; it is a lifestyle the company is committed to--informing and connecting global communities. Portraying projects to the clients through video conferencing and making them aware about the pricing, quality of the projects and legal clarity etc.

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The Entrepreneur Behind MIBIndias.com The Founder of Metro Investors Buddy Pvt Ltd. (mibindias.com), Mrigank Kumar is an entrepreneur at heart & an educationalist by demeanor. Also having Cofounded another successful startup like Splitskills Professionals Pvt Ltd, he has been a serial entrepreneur & on the board of various companies, an experience that has given him significant insights into the best global practices on corporate strategy, governance, asset management, and value creation. He is known in the Real Estate Industry as a RERA Expert for his in-depth knowledge of the sector. Infused with passion, this Engineering Graduate and IIM Lucknow Alumni, leads by action. He is passionate about sharing his learnings and is often found speaking at corporates, colleges, schools, and conferences - largely on sales, negotiation, motivation, leadership, and entrepreneurial mindset. Mrigank is also the author of the famous motivational non fiction book, “Being Productive”.Under his leadership, the company has created its own successes, and a stellar reputation within its clientele. Client-First Approach MIB believes in personalisation of the project as much as possible. The company assigns a dedicated account manager to understand the client’s requirement and for suggesting the best option available. MIB ensures that their customers don’t have to settle with what they get but strives to deliver what their customers want. The dedicated account manager is assigned to schedule the client’s site visit as well as help the clients to shortlist on the basis of the pros and cons by developing a chart which helps the clients to compare their shortlisted properties.

MIB has developed a unique model of bulk booking which ensures that the clients get the best home for themselves at the lowest market price. Apart from delivering best homes at best prices, MIB also goes the extra mile and delivers some extra perks to their customers so that at the end of transaction the clients are satisfied and content with their decision to use the services of MIB. Legal Experts at MIB do their due diligence and ensure that there are no ambiguous or hidden clauses in the BBA of the deals that they are about to make. This puts the client at an ease of doing business while simultaneously keeping the moral compass of the business upright. In order to establish a healthy relationship with the customer and make the purchase of their desired property even easier, MIB provides ‘At your Door’ services which help the customers follow up and do their part from the comfort of their home. This goes on to show how much dedicated MIB is to their clients and how much they value each and every customer. Once the booking is done, MIB gets all the post booking documentation to the doorstep, like Home Loans etc. Apart from just booking the desired flat of the customer, MIB provides a dedicated Quality Engineers team who ensure that each and everything about the purchased home is as ordered. If there is any discrepancy in what was ordered and what was delivered, Quality Engineers put that in priority and get any and all issues fixed as soon as possible. It is only when the team of Quality Engineers give a ‘Go Ahead’ that the keys are handed over to the client. This two step verification leads up to customer satisfaction, as MIB only gives the keys to the client when all the client has to do is move in and live, not move in and fix things. Work Culture MIB does not put any kind of unwanted pressure on the employees. They ensure that their

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employees are able to balance their professional and personal lives. The company believes that recognition is of utmost importance in an organization. MIB ensures that their creativity does not die by allowing them to express their ideas and after discussing those ideas in team meetings we implement them if they are thoughtful. Incentives play a vital role, and earning more than salaries keeps them more enthusiastic. Making the process of MIB digital didn’t really hinder their business much in the lockdown because MIB was able to connect with more people digitally and that allowed them to convert them into sales and led to getting better leads for the future. The first thing important for any business is R&D. Without proper research it’s very hard to identify or develop the right product. Once the proper R&D is done then the first four basic modules of any startup are Content or product, Marketing, Sales and Operations. If MIB misses on any of these modules then they are not going anywhere. Missing on any of the four pillars is the reason why 90% of the startups fail in India. Work on all these aspects, believe in the idea, and avoid the naysayers: and the idea will see positive growth in its intended business direction. Most of the realty firms still follow the orthodox methods of running the business where they are more offline and if they are online then depending only on certain realty platforms to just advertise themselves. MIBindias uses all the digital marketing tools so that they don’t have to reach the customer, instead the customer can reach them easily. The business grows even when MIB is not actively playing. Also, MIBIndias allows the clients to share their feedback about the projects online so it helps them get the correct picture of the projects and it helps them choose the right projects more precisely, and the motto of maintaining the quality is fulfilled. That is the USP of MIB.

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Needle Bar Pvt Ltd Weaving A Dying Art Back To Life Indranil Roy | Business Connect ABOUT NEEDLE BAR Needle Bar was founded in September 2019 by Shreya Singh, an entrepreneur who made up her mind to formalize the idea of bringing back an art form which is dying but is magnificent in a business venture. Shreya’s fashion background and industry exposure of varied types helped her get the ball rolling. Shreya is a graduate in fashion studies from NIFT Mumbai, and after graduation worked as a stylist for some noteworthy mentions like Dharma Productions and most recently a short film, ‘Saving Chintu’. Shreya also has expertise in the field of embroidery, having worked for various export houses. She believes that hand embroidery is an art that can be explored in many verticals. Needle Bar aims to bring back the intricacy and beauty of our heritage in the most modern and desired form. Needle Bar comes with a promise to always surprise the patrons and customers with their product range, so that they can never have enough of Needle Bar and its innovations.

SHREYA SINGH ( Founder & Creative Head )

Needle Bar started small by just introducing hand embroidered and crafted brooches and got a great response. Going forward they started expanding with lapel pins, belts, and chokers, and haven’t looked back since. The aim of Needle Bar is to explore this art in various products and the response has just been great. Technology has surely helped some segments of the fashion industry, however the niche of Needle Bar is hand embroidery which in itself is an antithesis to technological developments in the core of the art. To ensure the quality of the products, Needle Bar has employed three levels of quality checks. The first step is to get the sample right, the first product made is always tested in-house to see the wear and tear and functionality of the product. Once Needle Bar has that right, a standard khaka of that design and line of check boxes are made so that each time the product is tested with the same intensity. They have a strict methodology of checking every single piece, and do not rely on random checking. Once the product passes scrutiny which include certain other aspects also, only then does it go for packaging. because the company deeply understands that today’s purchasers of such products are keen to be cautious of the footprint they leave when they purchase in multiplicity. Hence, the focus on sustainability is key to increasing customers’ experience for Needle Bar, and that is the mantra for being rewarded with good sales!

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STYLE OF WORK Ensuring a progressive environment where new ideas are encouraged and explored is key to this entire team, they brainstorm in their own ways on different products. Needle Bar makes sure that members of their team understands the necessary concomitants of what their products are trying to achieve and how Needle Bar does it, thereby resulting in a body with a single focused agenda. As they say, successful brands build impactful product marketing strategies. Needle Bar ensures that their artistic products meet customer’s needs, keeping product quality in check as the prime motto. Needle Bar follows a very basic three pronged approach for ensuring increment in customer experience every time: quality, design, and sustainability. They work tirelessly to ensure that every single piece of every design meets the bar in terms of quality. In case some of the products falter later on, Needle Bar at its own expense ensures that the patrons are satisfied, either by correction or replacement of the product. The undiverted focus of Needle Bar is on bringing creativity to its utmost potential when it comes to designing. Every new design, on every new product tries to stand out in the intricacy of the art and its exhibition as well. And lastly, Needle Bar aims at sustainable fashion, wherein they attempt to ensure such products enter the market which are versatile and have longevity, both in terms of design and quality.

Needle Bar already is in standard production of versatile bands, which have multiple uses such as being worn as choker and waist belts. Amongst others, Needle Bar offers trays with embroidery on them which can also be used as wall hangings. Since sustainability forms a part of its focus, all the product lines are aimed to have multiroles to further their functionality. Needle Bar’s whole approach towards business is the exclusive focus on hand embroidered products. Sole reliance on this style makes it unique. Needle Bar believes creativity does not have a standard measure, however, their focus is on ensuring delivering quality and multiple use products which the customers have an inclination to choose over others.

PARTING WORDS

Not being an expert in all entrepreneurial pursuits, I share this for the aspiring fashion entrepreneurs - since creativity doesn’t have a standard measure, it also does not have standard rules, so do not be afraid of being creative. Dive into yourself, there’s no end to the depth. Explore. You never know what explodes!

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Navigate the Ways of the Legal World Kajal Dobhal | Business Connect COMPANY OVERVIEW NotJustLex Education LLP (NJL) was founded by Abhishek Sinha in late 2019 with a vision to be the very first ‘finishing school’ for law students and professionals across the country. NJL is a platform for young lawyers and law students to learn, express and improve their skill set by laying impetus on participatory learning. With the onus of producing the future leaders in the legal world of tomorrow, the company is committed to provide accessible high-quality legal learning and aims to bridge the gap between theoretical learning and practical applicability. The specialised moderated classroom training programmes and online sessions by NJL focus towards assisting students in enhancing their ability to meet on-the-job expectations set by law firms, corporates, and clients. NJL programs aim to provide its learners with a distinct professional edge in this competitive corporate environment. The exclusive range of courses offered at NJL include:

• Corporate Training Programmes: Specially curated for legal professionals working in law firms or Indian corporates. • Advanced Course on Drafting & Negotiation of Investment Agreements • Certificate Course On Understanding Private Equity Investments In India • Certificate Course On Commercial Contracts in India • Course On Sports Law in India • Certificate Course On Finance for Legal Professionals

ABHISHEK SINHA Founder

Apart from these, NJL hosts several webinars and training programs, across a wide range of legal and softer issues. They also have a dedicated legal blogging platform.

clarify doubts real time. Further, all courses are based on ‘participatory learning approach’ which implies that learning is primarily through engagement with the participants. NJL intends to facilitate a process of collective analysis and learning. Therefore, the organisation has structured all sessions to be moderated through live video interactive streaming. They are live sessions, unlike the mundane, monologue-type recorded sessions. Not even a single session of NJL’s courses/programs are through a recorded video. During the ongoing pandemic, NJL offers all their basic programmes at zero cost for law students. If any learner is interested in pure learning, it comes at zero cost. NJL, however, will review this structure once the lockdown is completely over.

The organisation was established when Abhishek decided to do something regarding the huge gap that exists between what students learn at law colleges and what is actually expected from them in the real world. Making quality legal education accessible to all by bridging this gap was the primary motive behind the inception of NJL. At NJL, all sessions are conducted by industry experts. Adding to NJL’s strength is a conducive learning environment buoyed by classroom-like training, ability to manage & www.businessconnectindia.in | Vol. 3 | Special Edition November 2020 INDIA

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FORCE AND FOCUS OF NJL NJL keeps limited participants per batch for a better scope of interaction. The students will not need any prior reading for the sessions. Learning can be on the move as the sessions don’t require making notes. What is discussed is what is learnt. All discussions are moderated by subject experts. Assessment is based on participation in the sessions and completion of online assignments and the final tests. These are analytical tests and not memory-based assessments. The students also get a one-onone feedback session over a video call at the end of the course.

face value, office timings, in-time and out-time or posturing. All are focused towards real work. Apart from this, the team at NJL shares a similar vision and is passionate about what the organisation is trying to do. In short, the work culture at NJL is fun, solution oriented, practical and flexible. ROAD TO THE FUTURE NJL aims to grow organically. It is in the process of finalising collaborations with several law colleges, law firms and companies. NJL understands the need to be mindful that scaling up is something which depends on how mature the learning segment is to differentiate between a mere certificate provider and a platform which provides real & quality learning.

Bridging the gap between academia and industry is the basic determinant of development for the students of NJL. Apart from this, NJL also focuses on commercial awareness. It goes without saying that understanding the relevant laws, legal interpretation , market practice and market-trends also form a key aspect of the learning.

NJL has already started working hard to fulfil its vision to be the very first Indian ‘finishing law school’ for law students in India. NJL wants to create a student community which resonates with the vision of NotJustLex and reach out to a maximum number of learners and provide them with quality legal education. They are also in the process of partnering with several law firms and companies and running credit courses for colleges as a part of their regular curriculum and bringing in the construct of participatory learning in the forefront.

All the courses streams live on a popular interactive video meeting platform. Apart from this, NJL makes use of the latest technologies and platform for reaching out to the learners and for assessments. As NJL’s focus is on imparting quality legal education, all their lead instructors and operators spend a lot of time in preparing and researching for the sessions. This coupled with their vast experience in the legal sector makes the sessions interactive and interesting.

What Abhishek considers as a major achievement in his life, is having the courage to quit a highly rewarding and high paying role as an equity partner of a leading law firm of India to start something he is passionate about. Mr. Sinha wanted to do something that he truly believed in.NJL is a start-up in the legal education sector, which has been recognised by the Government of India, Startup India Programme. Abhishek Sinha, Founder CEO NotJustLex has been awarded 40 under 40 by LegalEra, for innovation and leadership in the legal education industry.

NJL is working towards building a student community which resonates with its vision and approach in relation to imparting legal education. To this end, they have launched a ‘Campus Ambassador’ programme. NJL presently has fifteen Campus Ambassadors from law colleges across India. Apart from this, they have collaborated with Vidhit Legal, a student’s organisation working towards sensitising everyone on human rights violations. NJL also does several webinars and panel discussions.

Though many people considered this as just the first step, to the Founder of NJL it was a huge step and now he is completely committed to work towards it. As it has been said: “The first step is always the most difficult step”, and having conquered that, NJL is sure to pave its own path to success.

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MAHARASHTRIAN DISHES That will kill your Desires for other Cuisines The Cuisine of the Indian state of Maharashtra is Maharashtrian or Marathi Cuisine. Although it shares a lot with other Indian cuisines, it has a distinctive characteristic. Maharashtrian have historically treated their cuisine as being more austere than others. Maharashtrian Cuisine contains dishes that are mild and spicy. Dietary staples include maize, corn, sorghum, bajra, lentils, and fruits. Veggies are often served with peanuts and cashews. Maharashtra Cuisine is largely influenced by seafood overlooking the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea, and the cuisine that is common in the interior of the state offers a good mix of traditional and contemporary preparations. Maharashtrian Cuisine into two styles: Konkan and Varadi. There are influences from the Goan, Saraswat, Gaud and Malvani areas of Konkan from the coastal area. On the other hand, Varadi Cuisine belongs to the region of Vidarbha. Some spices are important ingredients in Maharashtrian kitchen, such as Goda Masala, Kokum, Tamarind and Coconut.

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RAGDA PATTIES The much-known Ragda Patties or Ragda as the locals would call it PATTICE (a localised edition of the English patties) is part of the tasty street food of Maharashtra that can never be left on. It’s another street food in Mumbai that’s lip-smacking, cooked using curried dried peas and patties.

BHARLIVANGI A popular style of cooking brinjals, or coconut, onion, jaggery, Marathi Goda Stuffed Masala. Brinjal is a vegetable that’s not loved by many. But this Marashtra food platter has the power to kickthis otherwise boring veggie into life. This blend of ingredients does wonders to the brinjal.

SREEKHAND Sreekhand is a kind of sweet yoghurt dish flavoured with cardamom powder and saffron, a success for weddings and the Dusshera festival. Usually served with piping, hot puris, it is another dish of Maharashtra cuisine that is popular throughout the country.

PITHLABHAKRI Maharashtra’s PithlaBhakri is a portion recurrent comfort food. It is also known as the Farmer’s meal in the state. Mostly, after a long and tiring day at work, the hot pithra is joined with bhakri and even roti at times as a treat. Pithla served with rice has a consistency of watery liquid and a semi-liquid or dry pithla goes well with bhakri or roti. The same spicy variant is known as Zunka.

BASUNDI Basundi is Maharashtra’s sweet dish. Boiling the sweetened milk over low heat, it is diluted until it becomes half of its original amount. To improve the flavour and texture, sugar, cardamom, or saffron are added. There are also different forms of basundi, such as custard apple basundi, and angoor basundi, (with small-sized basundi rasgullas). Thus, now you know that there are lots of dishes that contribute to Maharashtra’s resplendent cuisine, which spans a wide variety from mild to spicy dishes. And, now that you have this article as a helpful guide to this cuisine, the next time you visit Maharashtra, you will not be left out with any delicacy. 53

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OKIE Ventures

BRINGING ABOUT A TRANSFORMATION IN THE DIGITAL ELECTRONICS & GAMING INDUSTRY Ashwathy Nair | Business Connect “After making all the mistakes, every player has a chance to turn the outcome of the game around by making the right moves next.” “The only boundaries for you are those you place in yourself.” “The team that keeps winning is not the most talented but the most hard-working.”- Zoltan Andrejkovics, As Esports gathers its global appeal, it has surprised broadcasters and media houses who never thought it could generate such a large audience. what about thriving real money gaming industry? “The total amount of investments done in esports businesses in India is less than $10 million, whereas the total investments in real money gaming is over $1 billion.” We live in a digital world. One generation grew up hitting the cricket ball in the backyard. The other generation is growing up digitally. Real money gaming is like competitive video gaming. Thanks to streaming services. E-gamers can earn handsome amounts. These games gather tens of thousands of players. We bring forward a story of one such company that is bringing about transformation in the digital gaming & electronics industry.

JITIN MASAND

Managing Director

OKIE Ventures is one of India’s fast-growing manufacturing companies specializing in OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and ODM (Original Design Manufacturer). OKIE Ventures Pvt Ltd has launched its brand of consumer electronics called OKIE Electronics as well as a homegrown gaming platform called OKIE Gaming. OKIE Electronics introduced the 4k HD LED smart TV series with unique features to give consumers an ultimate television watching experience whereas OKIE Gaming platform has real money games such as Smart Housie, Smart Numbers, Bid2win, Cricket, and Smart Card, and aims to offer more games every month. They have also launched a culturally immersive game called Desi Sports League. The MD Mr. Jitin Masand shares, “The decision to move from distribution to gaming & electronics has been made when these sectors are booming. We believe this is a great opportunity for our brand!” THE AGENTS OF CHANGE: HOW OKIE VENTURES ADAPTS TO THE DIGITALLY GROWING NEEDS With the changes being unpredictable, at Okie Ventures we strive to adapt to the new changes. All the employees come together once every week, sit and discuss the ways to overcome them, these challenges can either be small or big, this has helped us being flexible and adaptive to situations and needs. RAMPING UP R&D: HOW RIGHT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTAL STRATEGIES GIVE YOU A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE. Businesses are better placed to compete in the global marketplace with a regular R&D investment in technology & innovation. Research and development can lead to great inventions and generate innovative ideas. This stage can set us apart when it comes to maintaining a competitive advantage. OKIE Ventures believes in continuous learning and implementing these learnings for the holistic growth of the business & company. www.businessconnectindia.in | Vol. 3 | Special Edition November 2020 INDIA

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OKIE Ventures being a digital venture has come up with new technology to sustain in the market. At present, the team of OKIE Ventures is working towards AR (Augmented Reality) which is one of the latest technology investments. The company is effectively using AI for building a robust backend & frontend system. HERE’S HOW OKIE VENTURES KEEPS ITS EMPLOYEES HAPPY It is very important to keep the employees motivated, as only the motivated ones can give their 100% resulting in better growth for the company. Regular motivation by encouraging them for their good work is something that OKIE Ventures has been following ever since its day of incorporation. Along with this, the company organizes team building activities periodically to ensure employee’s happiness and to make them feel a like family. This has a great role in getting to know one another which creates a better working environment. The company also ensures to maintain the social and emotional wellbeing of its employees.

Want to know more about this promising company? We had a conversation with the founder Mr. Jitin Masand to bring you some exclusive insights on who they are, how they work, and what they believe in. Here’s a quick glimpse.

Okie electronics has a promising range of 4k LED Smart Tv’s at an affordable price, and we believe not only the Indian market but Okie has huge a potential to penetrate different geographies.

UNVEIL YOUR MISSION AT THE OUTSET OF THIS BUSINESS VENTURE. Let me talk about Okie Gaming, the journey started with the idea of venturing into real money games but in the last 6-8 months, the gaming industry has changed completely different than what it was earlier. We also noticed that there were no games that were inspired by Indian culture. We have so many concepts that are available in India but none had the cultural aspect to it, that is when we thought of creating ‘Desi Sports League’ – One-of-a-kind games that focuses on popular regional sports like Vallam Kali (Boat Racing, Kerala), Dahi Handi (Maharashtra) and more. With this, our intent is to target not only Indians here but also Indians and non-Indians abroad. The idea also comes from the government’s appeal asking Indian developers to create games that are inspired by Indian culture and folk tales.

WHAT KIND OF BUSINESS MODEL DO YOU MAINTAIN? HOW DOES IT HELP YOU TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES? OKIE Ventures is a bootstrapped company with around 125 employees. We have invested a huge amount in this project. We have Actor Kajal Aggarwal as the Brand Ambassador for Okie Tv and as a Strategic Partner for Okie Gaming & Digitech. For gaming, we aim to have over 20 million downloads in the next 6 months and once we achieve our target, we will look for a strategic partner that can help us go global. Speaking of the Electronics Business, we have received a great response in the Southern India Market with our innovative marketing and sales campaigns. PLEASE SHINE SOME LIGHT ON THE FUTURE ENDEAVORS OF THE COMPANY. We’re soon to open a factory in Vasai, Maharashtra of over 40,000 sqft for our electronics business, we look forward to giving employment opportunities to plenty in these difficult times.

WHAT STEPS YOU TOOK TO ALLEVIATE THE RISKS TO YOUR COMPANY BORN OUT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. The program for OKIE Gaming was developed before the pandemic started. When the pandemic started, we witnessed a huge growth in the digital space and gaming, where Ludo King became the leader. This made us confident! Before the pandemic, there were around 300 million people who were playing and during the pandemic, the engagement had increased to 400 million. Also, mobile phones became an integral part of one’s life during a pandemic, which surely led to an increase in the user base. Thus, we are confident of Okie Gaming and are looking forward to building more products in this space.

Our next one-year roadmap will be focused on skill-based games and fantasy sports. This month, we are going to be adding Bid2win, Ludo, Cricket, Spin to win, etc. but our main concept of introducing OKIE Gaming is the Desi Sports League which resonates with the Indian culture. People here have forgotten the local sports, so we are looking to club Indian sports with gaming where the users will have a unique gaming experience, of playing local sports in gaming format with a chance to earn money and other prizes. The first game of Desi Sports League will be active in November and I am sure it will be a huge success.

Speaking of the Electronics segment, I have been in the electronic business since over a decade and realized India has a huge potential and can manufacture its own line of electronics. With this thought, Okie Electronics came into existence that was perfectly in line with our PM’s vision of Make in India.

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Paving The Way For Healthy And Homely Food Delivery System Dr. Amit Mishra | Business Connect In the last five years, the budget for food technology has increased 35 times. The scope of food technology start-ups has increased six times between 2017 and 2019. Around the same time, users spend more than twice the time exploring food online in a month with – 32 minutes in 2017 and 72 minutes in 2019. The Indian food technology industry is set to grow from 25-30 per cent to $8 billion by late 2022 at the annual compound rate of growth. Despite the wide demand, however, there is a considerable gap, and people are unable to get home-style food at the convenience of their doorstep. For the same, CHEFistry has come to the rescue of those who seek home-styled food over junk.

With the motive to solve the problem of home-made food amongst migrants and students, CHEFistry was launched in July 2020. A food-tech start-up, CHEFistry is the brainchild of Mr. Prriyaank Shah (Founder & CEO). The Company, through its unique vision, is solving the problems of students and HomeChefs community by listing them on the platform, eventually leading to vesting the HomeChef to nurture their businesses. The problems of people in getting healthy, nutritious, hygienic, and homecooked always was a matter of concern for Prriyaank; he always felt that people regularly compromise on food quality. So, he took up the challenge and stepped forward to solve the issue by launching this unparalleled venture, just as exclusive as their name: CHEFistry. “The mission is to ensure that the home-made food is home delivered to our customers by connecting them to home kitchens so that they have access to healthy, hygienic and safe food.” Prriyaank Shah

PRRIYAANK SHAH | Founder & CEO

BUILDING A SUPERIOR BRAND

The visionary company, with its superior thoughts, feels that “to run a business, a vision and appropriate strategy is required, and technology is just an enabler”. With the motive to make the life of HomeChefs and customers easy via technological advancements, CHEFistry has developed a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). In the food-delivery segment, it is crucial to ensure safety, and quality standard as the end product is directly consumable by the customer. Understanding this, CHEFistry ensures food and kitchen standards of HomeChefs through personal kitchen inspection before onboarding the HomeChef and even registers them with FSSAI once the kitchen passes the inspection check. All these steps by CHEFistry ensure the utmost maintenance of quality standards on the part of HomeChefs. Being a Company that begun during the COVID-19 crisis, the delivery partners and HomeChefs pays due attention to the food-safety precautions. Besides, the Business operates exclusively by charging a registration fee from the HomeChefs to associate with the CHEFistry. To aggregate income, the Company is under the standard industry practice where they set a “take rate” on every processed order. www.businessconnectindia.in | Vol. 3 | Special Edition November 2020 INDIA

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Dr. ANJU ANIL

Chief Marketing Officer

BHAVIN GANDHI

Chief Technology Officer

THE VISIONARIES BEHIND THE VENTURE

The Founder & CEO at CHEFistry, Mr. Prriyaank Shah is a passionate entrepreneur with a Bachelor degree in Business/ Commerce from Mumbai, and two master’s degree, one from University of Mumbai, and another Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the reputed Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai. Before venturing into the path of entrepreneurship, Shah quit his finance job in 2011 and has never looked back since then. Mr. Prriyaank feels, “In today’s crucial times, it is difficult to practice a work-life balance. So, I believe in doing the right thing at the right time, which will lead to the balance in every aspect of life with things falling just in the right place.” Apart from Shah, Dr. Anju Anil (Chief Marketing Officer) is responsible for marketing and business development, and Bhavin Gandhi (Chief Technology Officer) is responsible for building sustainable technological architecture for the Company.

INCHING TOWARDS REVOLUTION WITH STRONG VISION

Additionally, he acclaims the launch of MVP within 50 days of operations as another achievement. As the name spreads, more and more orders will encourage the HomeChefs to do better. With this, the longstanding vision of CHEFistry is to run food donation camps, and support food and hunger focused NGOs. Also, they are at around 20 HomeChefs currently and are targeting 100 HomeChefs by March 2021, and further, foresees to cater 1 million orders per day by March 2025. The entire team feels that this vision, once achieved, will create a tremendous social impact on multiple stakeholders in the food-tech eco-system.

Innovatively, CHEFistry gives an inimitable competition to its peers with a distinctive business approach. Here, the Company offers the HomeChefs to place the menu for the upcoming week, including specific time slots which makes it easier for the HomeChefs as well as the consumers to plan and schedule their orders. In terms of latest developments, the Company is continuously experimenting and innovating to develop native iOS and Android apps along with a Progressive Web App (PWA) for smooth and easy ordering, this stands undeniably crucial for the growth of this Business.

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“I’d say if you got an idea, and if you think it’s going to work commercially, go ahead and execute it. Some ideas are incredibly rudimentary. After all, we feel that the effort isn’t worth it because we sit down and evaluate it so much. However, someone else works on the same idea and transforms it into a business. Today, the pace of execution is the key to run a successful enterprise. We must be fast to fail. But it is imperative to have the right purpose, vision, values, strategy and agility. None knows how many Facebooks, Ubers, Airbnbs, were in the making when one of them became a unicorn. So, if you can see it, you can do it.” Prriyaank Shah

A team of matured enthusiasts work on the development of CHEFistry. Here, they possess a superior quality embedded value system named as C-STEP (Commitment-Systematic, Time-Bound, Ethics, Pride). Besides, the Company doesn’t follow a centralized working environment and allows for flexibility, and this leads to a stronger bond between the team members. When asked regarding the milestones achieved by the Company, Prriyaank said that the phenomenal idea of the conception of the start-up is the most significant milestone. 57

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PROPTEAM MANAGEMENT LLP

Building Business Opportunities In The Real Estate Arena Avishek Singh | Business Connect

Real estate has been one of the prime spheres attributing to the economy of our country. With the advent of globalization, the real estate industry has developed structures that have upgraded cities into metros and elevated our living standards as well. Over time, the sphere has also upgraded technologically. With the emergence of the digital platform, the real estate industry has been able to advance to network marketing. However, the foundation of network marketing is built upon integrity and it becomes an arduous job to find trusted sources. Realizing this complication, Shashank Bansal, curator of PropTeam Management LLP has conceptualized a tech-elevated platform, that can integrate entrusted resources (brokers) under one umbrella. Incepted in 2020, the Company is penetrating the real estate arena, with a mission to change the way people buy properties.

A BRIEF OVERVIEW

PropTeam is growing real estate brand; selling real estate product through network & referral marketing. Operated on an online platform, the brand focuses on re-innovating the framework of providing real estate solutions. In addition to products, the Company aims to make a businessman out of everyone. People passionate for real estate business, can join their network and earn a potential revenue by, simply guiding buyers to their desired property. People can also refer and share this idea, with their community and introduce a member under them and so on; creating a prolific distribution network. With the expansion of the distribution network, individuals will obtain the slab difference amount on the sales made to the reference of down line associate member in his/ her network.

FROM A CONCEPT TO A STRUCTURE

Prior to his entrepreneurship, Shashank delved the real estate arena by, working with well-known brands namely Mahima Group (General Manager), Subhashray Housing India, Gurgaon (Assistant Vice President) and GharOffice.Com as Vice President. Leveraging on this stint, he asserts “Real Estate business is considered to be a dirty business where it is hard to trust builders and especially brokers�. www.businessconnectindia.in | Vol. 3 | Special Edition November 2020 INDIA

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SHASHANK BANSAL Founder & Director

This is the propaganda Shashank aimed to revamp. Shashank holds an M. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from BITS, Pilani and has been a Scientific Officer at the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), for 13 years. Even after being in a Central Government job, Shashank envisioned to revolutionize the way real estate arena was presumed and open employment opportunities as well. This mindset eventually, led to the inception of PropTeam Management LLP. Within a few months, PropTeam has grasped over 4 development projects in its region (Jaipur) and has been sustaining a team of competent professionals.


A QUALIFIED BUSINESS MODEL

Over the last decade, the Real Estate industry has seen plenty of changes, with respect to technicalities, communication, and much more. Network & referral marketing also has gone through transitions, especially on the technological level. To stay abreast of this transition, the company has designed ‘PropTeam’ – A comprehensive android app that shows the details of every network and transactions against successful deals. “Trust and Ethics are two pillars of my company and there is no compromise on it”, acclaims Shashank. Since integrity is a cornerstone of growth in the industry, PropTeam aims to connect local brokers through its app, instead of the established ones. PropTeam does its business with two types of client: • One who wants to start their own real estate business; can join the Company as an associate member. • People willing to purchase a property. The associate members work as intermediaries between the customer and the company. Qualified associates help in maintaining a progressive image in the market. Shashank evaluates each and every member personally, to ensure they can provide the best services ethically. Till date, PropTeam has integrated around 100+ people in its business network.

ENTHUSIASTIC WORK CULTURE

PropTeam is still at the initial stages of its business and is accommodated with a small, yet dynamic team. Earning is based on hard work and dedication, which keeps the team motivated and positive. Furthermore, Shashank himself is a very energetic person and his motivation further keeps the employees focused on the mission and vision of the company. PropTeam also maintains integrity and stand by its employees. This two-way channel creates cohesiveness between the two bodies; ensuring growth and productivity.

HANDLING SOCIAL CONCERNS

On top of revenue, social responsibilities are an indispensable aspect, for PropTeam. Emphasizing on this, PropTeam is in a process to establish their NGO/ Trust focused on helping: • Old age people • Destitute/helpless people • Destitute child care • the Company is also ensuring 10% of its revenue will be facilitated, for handling these CSR activities. •

WELFARE INITIATIVES FOR ASSOCIATES

In addition to the holistic environment, PropTeam has prepped 3welfare plans for his networking associates: • Medical Insurance Plan: If an associate reaches to Slab-4, he’ll get medical insurance for himself. Elevating further to Slab-5, an associate will be bestowed, with medical insurance for the entire family. Family members can include Parents, Spouse & 2 children up to the age of 18 years. Upto 2% of the company’s profit, will be allocated to this plan. • Monthly Profit Sharing: Associates working for 20 years, with the Company and have reached the age of 60 can opt for this scheme. Associate members need to surrender their payout, under this scheme and the down line member will be working directly under the company. Upto 5% of the company’s net profit will be utilized, for this scheme. • Interest-free Loan Facility: This scheme can be accommodated by associates, having 5 years of working experience with the Company and has attained Slab-4 or further in the stretch. Associate members can avail interest free loan upto Rs.10 Lacs or 4 times of their level whichever is lower. Upto 5% of the company’s net profit will be allotted in one’s account and utilized, for this scheme.

MILESTONES PROFFERING PLAUSIBLE PROSPECTS

Despite being at an initial stage, PropTeam has attained several feats. It has assembled a vibrant workforce, developed a holistic app and has built a growing network. Based on these achievements, PropTeam is forecasting a lucrative future. Within the next 1 year, the Company is looking forward to flourishing its presence into 2-3 states of India and associate around 1000 members in its network.

FOR READERS AND ASPIRERS

Instead of negative thinking for the business, we must have faith in God and our hard work. It may take some time, but hard work will always conceive electable results. - Shashank Bansal

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Sheaa Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd. We think about your health Sneha Chaudhary | Business Connect

From the Founder’s Desk-

Mr. YOGESH K. MODI says Discovery is the calling tht has defined us. We keep looking for the next great discovery and for even more ways to make life better for people around the world. We collaborate, consult with hospital doctors and patients nationwide, together we craft unique, cutting edge, and business changing solutions, our marketing team helps in every aspect to get business faster, better, and smarter than before. We provide service to retails , hospitals, doctors, medical colleges, govt bodies, and many more sectors. We developed a great reputation for helping the communities because we never let ourselves forget that we are fortunate to have our clients and not the other way around.

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Since inception Sheaa lifesciences has pursued sustainable organic growth through expansion of product range and entering new markets.

The company develops products in different categories such as oral health, pain relief, respiratory, nutrition, skin health, vaccines, cosmetics and future intention to create a new global pharmaceuticals company.

Sheaa lifesciences products cover virtually all therapeutic segments. The products include neuro-physiatrist, gaynec, cardiovascular, anti-diabetic, pain management, central nervous system, nutraceutical, skincare products, surgical non-surgical and disposable products, OTC, and many more. Sheaa lifesciences continues to invest in innovative products and rapidly expand its products range to meet growing customers’ needs.

The founder believes that their values are fundamental to the way they operate and how they recruit, evaluate, and compensate their people. Yogesh speaks about these values. 1. Customer-first employees second, shareholder third. This reflects our choice of what is important in the order of prioriy.only by creating sustained customer value can employees grow and shareholders achieve long term benefit.

Great efforts go into the formulation and development of Sheaa lifesciences products. From raw materials to packaging materials, Sheaa lifesciences ensure that the highest quality ingredients are used in the products. Sheaa life science invests in innovative products whose studies are conducted in renowned institutes to verify the formulation technologies of its products.

2. Trust makes everything simple.;Trust is both the most precious and fragile thing in the world, complexity begets complexity, and simplicity breeds simplicity, what you see is what you get. With trust, there is no second-guessing or suspicion and the result is simplicity and efficiency.

The inside story: The rise and rise of SHEAA Lifescience The founder YOGESH K. MODI shares: “My motivation is to help others develop a healthy selfimage and impactful career. The mission of purpose redeemed is to inspire a counter-culture view of work that affirms the dignity of every individual and drives sustainable community impact.

3. Change is the only constant:Whether you change or not the world is changing. Our customers are changing and the competitive landscape is changing. We must face change with respect and humility. Otherwise, we will fail to see it, fail to respect it, fail to understand it, and fail to catch it. Whether you change yourself or create change both are the best kinds of change. Embracing change is the most unique part of DNA.

The idea of “ SHEAA” name comes from my two charming younger sisters SHEETAL & AARTI= SHEAA. The motto behind to start SHEAA Lifesciences ( CNS DIVISION) & COSMETIC for my two sisters, Sheetal (she is mentally handicapped) and Aarti who has a charm of makeup and glamour. So we say that charity began from our home.

4. Today’s best performance is tomorrow’s baseline:This spirit helped us to overcome difficulties and survive in tough times. We know how to motivate ourselves in good times, we dare to set dream targets, face the future, or regress. We must shoot for the moon, challenge ourselves, motivate ourselves, and exceed ourselves.

“All Sheaa lifesciences brands are promoted with worldclass literature and advertising campaigns that are developed and designed by highly experienced staff.

5. Live seriously work happily:Work is now, life is forever. What you do in your job is up to you but you have a responsibility to ones who love you. Enjoy work as you enjoy life. Treat life seriously as you treat work. If you live with purpose, you will find the reward. Everyone has their own view of work and life. We respect each person’s choice whether you live by this value depends on how you live your life.

The team believes in providing not just healthcare but life care. says Yogesh. They work on a broad portfolio this encompasses the portfolio of branded generic medicines which is constantly striving to keep ahead of the game in bringing high-quality medicines for patients all over the globe at competitive prices” Sheaa lifesciences believes in doing long term consistent business by giving customers a sustained competitive edge. Yogesh believes “Our commitment to affordable pricing and high-quality products reflects our business philosophy”

The founder guides the aspiring entrepreneurs by listing some roadblocks and pitfalls to avoid while commencing the business venture.

I would like to guide the aspiring entrepreneurs that 1. don’t expect overnight success as an entrepreneur 2. set goals 3. set a proper network 4. don’t procrastinate 5. Be professional

And common pitfalls are 1. unrealistic financial projections ` 2. not defining target audience 3. bad research 4. not knowing proper distributions

As every day thousands of regular, sane, and normal people take the plunge and start a business. As they survey hazardous landscapes, little do they know how easy it would be to avoid the traps that so many of us have fallen into. If you are in the initial phases of starting your own business then I must warn you to avoid these mistakes as if your life depended on it, because it does.

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TOURISM

Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before ~ Dalai Lama

India And It’s Long History of Wellness Hot Spring Traditions One of the hidden jewels of nature that are comparatively less explored in India by travellers is hot springs. So it comes as no surprise that, although talking about travel experiences, they are not considered much of a hot subject. Hot water springs, naturally heated by geothermal forces and arising from the surface of the earth, are natural pools of water containing dissolved chemicals and minerals that show strong medicinal and healing properties.

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“Where you go, leave a trail.” Hot water springs at 21degrees Celsius serve as natural Jacuzzi and give a relaxing therapeutic bath. People have been gaining since eternity when spring water is believed to relieve muscle pain, dissolve Kidney stones, cure blood pressure and many types of skin diseases. India is the place of several springs of naturally hot water.

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Himachal Pradesh

“Imagine sitting in a Hot Spring and Chilling with a loved one! Is one of the best feelings you ever had in your life.”

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” INDIA’S POPULAR HOT SPRINGS • Chumathang & Panamik in Nubra Valley, Ladakh Goodbye, lofty mountains and deep gorges, Hello! to hot springs, the warmth of Chumathang and Panamik hot springs lies below the cold of Ladakh. In the quaint Nubra Valley, these sulphur-rich waters are said to have incredible healing properties that cure skin illnesses and other ailments.

• Kheerganga, Himachal Pradesh Kheerganga is a breathtakingly beautiful location packed with greenery, scenery and tranquilly, uphill from the trek from Kasol in Himachal. A small natural hot water spring is situated in such an idyllic spot. Nicely kept and less busy, this is a trekker’s paradise.

“Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell”

Manali

• Dhuni Pani, Madhya Pradesh This fascinating hot spring is said to have a spiritual significance, set between the dense jungles and charming valleys of Madhya Pradesh. One has to trek from Amarkantak to reach here. Covered in a cloud of water, this is one of the country’s lesser-known hot springs and it is believed that having a bath here cures many diseases.

• Tattapani, Himachal Pradesh Tattapani is a small village in Himachal which is near to Shimla. At the bank of the Satluj River, warm water emerges and joins the running water of the canal. Water is a rich source of sulphur, and villagers have found it magical water for hundreds of year, to cure illnesses and joint pain.

Sikkim

• Reshi Hot Springs, Sikkim Located in the lap of mesmerizing Sikkim, owing to its religious significance, Reshi Hot Water Springs is the most popular location in Gangtok. The Reshi Hot Springs is located downhill towards the Rangit Valley. The place has a small monastery called Lho Khandro Sang Phug, meaning the occult fairies cave. It’s believed that a soaking bath in these springs will heal all skin diseases. Hot springs are a rich source of sulphur, and skin irritations and illnesses such as rashes and eczema are treated for their healing effects. Hot springs high in sulphur are also believed to help relieve dry skin, arthritic pain, and internal conditions such as signs of menopause and digestive disorders.

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Awarded as Best startup of the year 2020

REVOLUTIONIZING THE FINANCIAL LITERACY THROUGH INNOVATION Sandhya Agrawal | Business Connect Shine Projects, with an extraordinary vision, embarked upon the journey of full-fledged live teaching since May 2020, and have witnessed a tremendous growth in revenue, which is soon inching towards a seven-digit figure. With its headquarters located in Hyderabad’s T-Hub(Community space for startups, investors, incubators and accelerators by Government of Telangana), the Company operates in India, the Middle East, the US, and the UK. Here, the objective of the Company is to provide financial literacy and make the students - industry-ready in an affordable manner. The beginning of the Company is the knitted results of the Coronavirus lockdown and the Founder’s passion for imparting affordable and high quality practical education, via their courses and internships. PRODUCT PORTFOLIO The extensive range of unique courses offered by Shine includes Share Markets Basic and Advanced Module, Career Orientation Program, Personality Development Course, Banking Advanced Module, Life Insurance Advanced Module, and Mutual Funds Advanced Module. Apart from this, “Financial Markets Crash Course” is the flagship programme of Shine Projects, taught by the founder himself. The crash course on the financial markets is a 7-day extraordinary courseteaching Share markets, Mutual funds, Insurance & Banking concepts- with over-the-top benefits. The Course is a package filled with numerous benefits that include course completion certificate, convenient time slots, lifetime subscription, premium study material withlive teaching and live doubt clearing sessions- being their USP. The inimitable feature is that, upon completion of the course, the student gets a personal LinkedIn recommendation from Mr. Harsha, this feature is currently available only with Shine and is another USP. The demand for this course is sky-high, so, every 4-5 days a new live batch is started. The course can be opted at a 50% off by applying a referral code. As a student-oriented company, Shine guides the students on job application assistance and even teaches them regarding additional certifications that can be done to enhance their portfolio.While these courses are beneficial for students, it can be taken by anyone of age 15-80years and interested in learning Financial Markets. FOUNDER’S ABOUT Mr. Venkata Sri Harsha is the MD & CEO of Shine Projects, and he is the instructor of the flagship program (Financial Markets), Mutual Funds Advanced Module, and Life Insurance Advanced Module. Mr. Harsha is highly active on LinkedIn and has more than 5,000 connections with nearly 1,200 recommendations from students and professionals worldwide, and this explains why the course provided by Shine is at par beneficial for learners. Having such a vast number of recommendations is highly commendable. Along with several certification modules carried out by BSE and NSE, he holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing. Harsha is a qualified analyst for the stock market and a specialist in macroeconomics. Today, his passion project has turned into the fastest growing education company in India. He also volunteers to educate the underprivileged in English. Before this, Venkata delivered lectures and conducted workshops at top-rated B-Schools in India and overseas such as SPJain, Dubai, and many more. www.businessconnectindia.in | Vol. 3 | Special Edition November 2020 INDIA

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Venkata Sri Harsha | MD & CEO REVIEWS SPEAK FOR SHINE The Company is incredibly famous in India with more than 600 employees(part-time and full time) and nearly 2,500 google reviews with a conclusive rating of 4.7 out of 5. Further, the Facebook page of Shine was overflowing with followers(25,000+), they also have aLinkedIn page where the followers hit the 5,000 mark. In these social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram), informative content is shared on a daily basis for the benefit of the seekers. Also, the Company provides paid virtual work from home internships across domains like Marketing &Business Development, HR, Operations, Digital Marketing, and IT, where students get a two-faceted benefit of earning while learning combined with live industry exposure. The applications for internships can be found under the careers section on the website where Shine usually selects 30 interns from 3000 applications, keeping the ratio to 1:100, and students from India’s premier universities (IIMs, IITs and many more) join internships at Shine. On another stage is the marketing and branding gimmick of Shine Projects. Usually, in collaboration with educational institutions, they organize free live webinars where they represent their brand before a large number of students. Colleges also tie up with Shine to award live project/internship opportunities to the students. Further more, blogs are updated on the Shine Projects’ website for educational purposes. In addition, Shine offers a free one-day trial of the crash course for the convenience of students. For all these good reasons we have rewarded Shine Projects as the best startup of the year 2020 Evolving as a pioneer in the e-learning domain, Shine is updating itself to offer placement assistance to students in MNCs as a forthcoming move.


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SKYISLIMIT TECHNOLOGIES

SERVING AS A PLATFORM FOR INSPIRING THE INNOVATION Kriti Anand | Business Connect

Owing to the tons of conflicting information in the respective domain, the corporate team becomes puzzled that decreases the profitability of the organisations. Seeking assistance from the professionals can help a company to dodge this scenario effectively. One such Company, that offers end-to-end solutions in this respect is Skyislimit Technologies.

Director and CEO, Manodh Mohan nurtured his brainchild in four complete years. The unstable financial condition in the family motivated him to commence this business venture from his home only. He owned a website from where he received a considerable amount of money. At that point in time, he was enlightened with the plethora of opportunities that can be considered in this domain to scale up the heights of success.

Bridging all the differences in sales and communication, Salesfokuz has ensured the trust of 10000+ Customers and CRM Experts with their exclusive services. The Customerdriven features by them are offering multiple configurable features that empower the sales team effortlessly. This online platform is an exclusionary extension of the registered firm Skyislimit Technologies Private Limited, which is a Mumbai based company. But, the entire development team performs the business operations from Cochin, Kerala.

Till 2012, he worked as a freelancer and the very next year he incorporated his first business venture that was converged on software development, bank portals development, etc. He started to develop Salesfokuz in the year 2015. According to Mr Manodh, his entrepreneurial journey was not a cakewalk. It took him diligent efforts to scale up in the domain as he had no technical knowledge that was the foremost priority for this industry.

Salesfokuz is an absolute collection of Sales Productivity tools that has a web-based control panel and mobilebased platform. Considering the web-based control panel(Dashboard), it is regulated by the Managers that allows the end-user to conduct his business operations systematically. This allows automating sales and operational functionalities with ease.

Today, Skyislimit is a team of over more than 60 passiondriven individuals who are unwaveringly striving to create great innovations around every turn. The efforts of the team are inclined towards dealing with new challenges and acquiring greater heights accordingly. Dodging the obstacles Amid the COVID- 19 crisis, the Company forged ahead with the same pace that can be credited to the exclusive strategies of Mr Manodh only. Whenever he finds himself stuck in an unforeseen situation, he converges his wholesome efforts towards making the best out of it efficiently. He keeps himself self-motivated to get over the hurdles. He states that being a ‘Non-Technical guy’, his friends and family steadfastly told him to quit on his pursuits. But, he kept forging ahead with the high spirits to chisel his own identity in the domain.

On the other hand, the mobile-based application helps the sales executive to enlist, assist and update all the ongoing marketing activities with a simple click. The exclusive clientele of the Company includes SBI DFHI Ltd, Saraswat Bank, DCB Bank, CSB Bank, Godrej Industries, etc. Salesfokuz has been serving the domain for over a year. The Company has launched its own video application, well-known as Fokuz. Presently, Skyislimit is thriving well in the market due to these two outstanding and innovative products i.e. Salesfokuz and Fokuz. The development team has converged the focus on the formation of a fresh- innovative product. The HRs of the Fortune 50 companies have conducted job interviews and group discussion via Fokuz only. Over more than 3000 interviewees attended this program and numerous were benefitted out of it.

Even the COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t make him waver from his utmost determination. He received a significant amount of investment for his venture, launched a creative product 4 months ago and much more. Every problem has a solution- is the deep-rooted philosophy in his actions. For him, perseverance, patience, and sole determination are the key factors of excelling success.

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He asserts that as a leader, he would like to hire an employee who knows his wavelength. At times, if he has promised a deal with the client then the employee must synchronise with that agreement by the dedicated efforts from every aspect. The strength of the Company lies on the ‘8 pillars’ which are the main representatives of the workforce. These 8 operators hold exclusive expertise in different fields such as R&D, Designing, UI, Frigid Management, Development, Handling clients, Supporting customers, and Content Writing. A glance at the Work Culture Mr Manodh is an avid believer in the saying- learning is the key to success. He motivates his workforce to be a curious learner as this could bestow one with immense knowledge and help scale up any domain, effortlessly. Management ensures to make the employees get the hang of the latest technology in the market. Apart from this, the referral vouchers as offered to the existing employees for assisting in new hiring in the Company. They also ensure the on-time delivery of each propounded solution. MANODH MOHAN M.D & CEO

A brief about the achievements and accolades Since January 2019, the dynamic Company has bagged some National and International awards. Their excellence in delivering the solutions has been well-acknowledged in the respective domain. They have bagged a gold medal by Malaysia TechExpo and another award- the Bizz Awards by World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB), 2019, held in San Francisco. In India, they have grabbed – India’s Most Innovative Start-up by DCB Bank, New Delhi. Mr Manodh also received a token of appreciation for being an excelling leader, in the form of Phoenix Award 2019. Skyslimit has also been honoured with the “Top 20 Most Promising CRM Solution Providers of 2019” appreciation award hosted by CIO review. Alongside this, they have also been shortlisted among 10,000 start-ups by NASSCOM. Their startup ‘Fokuz’, has been featured in the eighth edition of Inc42 Plus’, ‘30 startups to watch’. Fokuz is also, one of the two startups from Kerala featured, by CNBC TV 18. Future endeavours Skyislimit Technologies foresees a blazing future ahead. Mr Manodh aspires to enlist his company in Wall Street by the end of 2025. He will be heading to the USA soon, to scale up this company as ‘the central MNC Company’. The Key Officials have planned a policy to offer the employees, who have been associated with Skyislimit for around 3 years, with the partnership in the shares of the Company.

A token of advice to the aspiring entrepreneurs Mr Manodh asserts the notion that one must never follow the ‘Mob Mentality’, instead one must chase one’s passion only. He states that for attaining greater heights in terms of career prospects, it is crucial to possess utmost patience and perseverance. For him, getting the knack of every mistake can bestow any entrepreneur with unimaginable success. According to him, the entrepreneurial ventures should be enriched with passion, sustainability and patience. But, while focussing on these aspects, don’t overlook to infuse the innovative idea in the conduction of the business operations. At last, he states one must not feel the cold feet while competing with the well-established competitors in the relevant domain and forge ahead with utmost confidence to excel the domain. 69

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A COMPLETE BUSINESS COMPANION WITH RELIABLE SERVICES

Business growth is one the major concerns for the businesses across the market. This aspect is the top most priority for the business leaders as more growth ensures more productivity. This becomes even more significant for SMEs that are striving hard to make their presence in the areas of their operations. With an effective marketing strategy, any business can thrive well and lure the customers accordingly. These businesses are in the dire need of an easy to access platform that can promote their services along with bridging the gap between consumers and service providers.

Te x c i a l L i t e P v t . L t d .

Many of the business ventures have been commenced in the market recognizing this scenario in deep consideration. This has triggered the formation of such multi-disciplinary platforms that can assist the businesses to thrive well and keep in touch with their targeted audience. A plethora of service providers in this domain showcase the importance of this aspect in conducting a business. But only a few of them are making useful and reliable offerings to their clients with their one-ofa-kind ideas and satisfactory service deliveries. Texcial is one such platform that assures to take the business of its clients to greater heights with its beneficial strategic implementations targeting the maximum profit. It is a brainchild of two outstanding brains – Nitin Jaiswal and Pinku Jaiswal, who are making this venture to stay ahead of the game with their splendid strategies.

AN OVERLAY OF THE COMPANY

Aiming to make the relevant information easy to access for a particular city, two talented heads joined hands to formulate Texcial. Pinku Jaiswal and Nitin Jaiswal wanted to come up with a one-stop solution that can perform as a local serve engine to add comfort and ease to the lives of people. This online portal allows the users to grasp every possible information regarding restaurants, nightlife, malls, ATMs, schools, colleges, hospitals, events and much more. Sharing about the approach to offer an enhanced searching experience to users, both the directors reveal that they ensure the information in the forms of listings that are easy to access for effortless business growth. One can navigate through

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PINKU JAISWAL Founder & Director

NITIN JAISWAL Chairman & Director

these listings via mobile numbers, menu, photos, social links, opening/closing hours, offers and deals to fill the gap between the service providers and the potential customers/clients. Every listing owner ensures to take advantage of offers and deals as per their respective listings. Using the online portal, a surfer can directly contact the listing owners by syncing with their queries and appointments. This facilitates establishing a secure connection between the buyer and the seller.

Resonating as per the client’s requirement they offer different types of service packages such as Business Listing, Website Development, Digital Marketing, AI & Automation, Blockchain, Agile & DevOps, Digital Process Automation, Opensource Development and Migration, Salesforce, Cyber Security, Application Development, Application Maintenence and Support, Supply Chain & Operation, Enterprise Products, Business Process Managment, Customer Service, Business Legal and Accounting Support

Texcial ensures comprehensive ways to promote the business of its adored clients. They formulated out of the box business strategies to ensure excellent growth. With this exclusive platform, one can effortlessly verify one’s business that ensures authenticity to the targeted customers. This helps customers to easily access the sellers as per their requirements.

The matchless offerings and satisfied customer base have made Texcial scale the heights of success in leaps and bounds.

ABOUT THE KEY OFFICIALS

Pinku Jaiswal is the Founder and Director of Texcial with a significant amount of experience as director in Doorstepshoppee Services Pvt Ltd, Functional Head in Rockwell Pneumatic, Social Media Manager in Credible Accountant and Data Analyst in Justdial. He attained his bachelor’s degree from ITM University, Gwalior in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Also Received Jai Chand Mehta Gold Awards From Anandiben Patel ( Former Chief Minister of Gujarat ) and Recognised as Best Entrepreneur

Moreover, the users have also bestowed with the liberty to rate and review the services and products and this online search system also ensures easy access to report any listings. Also Texcial provides Various IT Services in Business Listing, Website Development, Digital Marketing, AI & Automation, Blockchain, Agile & DevOps, Digital Process Automation, Opensource Development and Migration, Salesforce, Cyber Security, Application Development, Application Maintenence and Support, Supply Chain & Operation, Enterprise Products, Business Process Managment, Customer Service, Business Legal and Accounting Support

Nitin Jaiswal is the Chairman and Director of Texcial with enriched experience in Business Analytics and Business Management Skills by working with well-reckoned enterprises. He has attained his bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Marketing and related support services from the University of Calcutta.

WHAT IS SO UNIQUE ABOUT THEM?

Both the key persons brainstormed multiple ideas to commence a joined venture. They made a thorough research and acknowledged the gap between the customer and seller in the market and hence, decided to incorporate Texcial- a platform that serves as a reliable partner for outstanding business growth. Texcial foresees bright and blazing future ahead as the growth opportunities in this segment are going to multiply manifold in the upcoming years. The matchless strategies and innovative implementations ensure better future outlooks to this business venture.

Ensuring the user- friendly experience, this web portal allows the users to avail different sets of services that require to add on more information to surf through the website. This is done to eradicate the shortfalls and allow incremental improvements to enhance the customer experience and develop innovative offerings. Owing to the website cookies, the team adds sheer responsiveness in the website. Every time a user reaches to it, a unique User ID recognizes the clients’ visit and suggests it his key service interest areas as per the previous interaction.

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EDUCATION

Will Teaching From Behind A Mask Affect Communication & Learning

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, after spending so many months at home, children around the world are returning to school. Things at school won’t be as same as before, there will be a set of new rules and regulations that will be mandated to follow. One of the most important rules that would be listed at the top is to wear a mask. Masks have become the most common part of our lives now but the question arises, how children will adapt to such a new environment at schools? How will teaching and learning behind a mask affect the learning? When the matter of communication comes, the first thing that approaches to our mind is talking through our mouths in order to create sounds and speech. However, contact actually requires a range of visual and audio signals, such as facial expressions, gestures and eye gaze, as well as speech.

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Communication & Learning

The face, from which observers can quickly and easily generate a variety of readings, is one of the most important tools in human communication. The most basic type of human communication is through facial expressions. Will children be able to adapt to this new normal of education through behind the mask? How can face masks change the learning environment? At school, for children, it is more convenient to retain knowledge and understand new concepts of learnings through gestures. The way children interact and understand is through the assistance of both visual and audio sensory inputs. Although, gestures could prove helpful as teachers communicate from behind the mask, if visual speech signals are fully obscured, learning would certainly be impaired. But how, and to what extent?

Well, soon the schools will reopen and children will be back to their school life but things won’t be the same as earlier. There will be new rules, new methods of learning etc. we are all aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives a lot and people are trying to adapt to the new normal. There is a widespread apprehension as the school years approach to begin. While it remains to be seen exactly how will children be reacting to the situation where teachers will be teaching them wearing masks. The most important thing for both children and teachers is to adjust to the new normal.

The lower half of the face is obscured by masks that limit the ability to speak, perceive and imitate the gestures of those with whom we communicate. Positive emotions become less noticeable, amplifying negative emotions. In general, emotional mimicry, contagion, and emotionality are reduced and that way the bonding between teachers and students might get disturbed. Every child cannot adapt to communicating with masks, some children may face difficulties. For instance, children those are deaf or have some hearing issues mostly rely on lip-reading but due to the wearing of masks, they could fall behind. Teachers may have to come up with some ideas and adapt their strategies according to the needs of the students.

“Face features (such as the size and shape of the nose, the colour of the eyes, etc.) and their formation are not only used to describe faces but also to infer the emotions they convey�.

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TraCoHive Talent Solutions

Re-imagining Talent Solutions Kajal Dobhal | Business Connect

NIHAR RANJAN MAHAPATRA Founder & Managing Director

Think, Learn, Innovate TraCoHive is a Learning and Development organization, founded in 2020. It specializes in building and delivering long term, sustainable, accessible, and affordable learning plans for businesses, individuals, and institutions of all sizes. TraCoHive has teamed up with subject matter experts in every field to provide their clients with the highest quality of training modules. Whether one is using the online system or coming directly to the client’s location for live instructor-led training, TraCoHive feels obligated to provide only the best. TraCoHive deals in services, and it can be broadly classified into three categories: Organization Excellence, Institutional Excellence, and Individual Excellence. Further, it deals with Business Communication & Etiquette Workshops, Personal Effectiveness Workshops, Managerial Effectiveness Workshops, Selling

Skills Workshops, Leadership Development Workshops, Stress Management Workshops, College to Corporate Services, Employability Training Program, Faculty Effectiveness Workshops, Guest Lectures, Parenting Workshops, Counselling & Positive Life, Life Coaching, Career Coach, and Change Management. The Mind Behind TraCoHive Mr Nihar Ranjan Mahapatra, Founder & Managing Director at TraCoHive, recalls that as a child, he hardly got any career-related guidance. Still, somehow, he could manage his interest in management field which gave him a scope to join BBA (Bachelors in Business Administration) and then MBA (Masters of Business Administration in HR & Media). But the story began when he started his career as HR, and he used to travel across the country to different educational institutions and got a chance to meet other students with a distant hope. Still, their

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aspiration, interests and education had a huge gap for which many students couldn’t get desired results in their career. That was the time when he started TraCoHive, which provides all career guidance. The Mission of TraCoHive is to promote and foster individual and organizational effectiveness by developing and offering an array of innovative and diverse programs in support of the organization’s commitment to development, partnerships, and corporate enrichment. Moreover, the vision is to accomplish the mission by focusing to provide quality, cost-effective training designed to increase individual and organizational productivity and enrichment as well as provide development opportunities that enhance knowledge, develop skills, and enrich the organization. Mr Nihar Ranjan Mahapatra’s TraCoHive was launched during the pandemic. The Founder incorporated


the company, completing all set of legal documents, and building the prospectus for customer details so that post-COVID the operations could quickly start. He adds that this pandemic is a learning opportunity for him. TraCoHive caters to the training industry with a focus on the educational institution, corporate house, and individuals. Here, they follow the assessment and customized model of business. Right now, they are entirely online, but the post-COVID situation, TraCoHive will even start its in-house training studio in a different city. Work At TraCoHive Technology is an addition, not a replacement for learning & development at TraCoHive. It leverages and enables the training capability and maximizes the availability of resources. The company is on the verge of developing Artificial Intelligence based on real-time learning app & assessment profiling. Quality service is a fundamental element at TraCoHive. Mr Mahapatra’s philosophy says that if his employee is motivated, then his customers are also feeling satisfied. For ensuring quality services, TraCoHive designs all their modules as per the customer feedback, and they do consult the clients at regular intervals. It handles clients from educational institutions, corporate houses, and individuals. As per the expertise of Mr Mahapatra, he has always believed in extensive market research. In small businesses, R&D tends to focus more on service improvement because of a limited budget. Here, R&D helps to develop more efficient processes and new ways of delivering services, and R&D always results in a long-term profit.

Mr Mahapatra always has an inner priority list for his daily activity, and he performs accordingly. He doesn’t believe in overtime as it still fails your work life. He acclaims that he has a perfectly balanced and happy life. Meanwhile, TraCoHive has lined up all its CSR activities and is going to start them shortly. Mr Mahapatra feels that to have the edge over your peers, one must, do what they love, be realistic and be able to manage their mind, and take breaks. Currently, TraCoHive is undergoing with their personalized Gamification activity on their customized module. Mr Mahapatra says that to increase the productivity of his co-workers, he always communicates effectively and transparently as per their capability and strength. He even delegates responsibility which gives him a positive result, and he always tries his best to eliminate excuses.

Mr Mahapatra says that “At TraCoHive, the work culture allows everyone to share their ideas and the working environment is very much friendly”. He adds that he never feels as if he is the boss; everybody works on the same plate. Mr Mahapatra always believes in appreciation and recognition at the workplace. For recreational activities, TraCoHive conducts fun Friday, but he considers fun at the workplace doesn’t necessarily have to be on Friday. Other recreational activities include the celebration of special occasions, flexible work timings, recognition and awards, respecting every idea, and team activities. Mr Mahapatra adds that this lockdown allowed him to rethink on his plan and re-making the strategy. He said that since last 5-years he was planning for this setup, but time factor was the boundary. During this lockdown, he was able to reach different key persons over 77

video conference for ideation and implementation which helped him in the incorporation to achieve and deliver the TraCoHive’s service to 100 happy clients in 30 days, which is a milestone in itself. Mr Mahapatra is always keen to guide the aspiring entrepreneurs in future by helping them list the majority of the roadblocks and pitfalls to avoid while commencing a business venture. TraCoHive’s future endeavour is a big plan, and it lies in three phases: In phase 1, TraCoHive is dealing with the skill and personality enhancement and giving the right platform through their customized training module. In Phase 2, TraCoHive will be coming up with Artificial intelligence-based real-time learning app & assessment profiling. In phase 3, TraCoHive would be coming up with a unique setup to make a connection between students and recruiters.

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SAMSUNG LAUNCH: Galaxy S21 Series May Not Get Exynos 1080 SoC Power The company may host an event for the new SoC. As per a report by Android Authority, it is going to be a highperformance processor, featuring ARM’s latest Cortex-A78 CPU cores as well as the Mali-G78 GPU. The arrangement of this upcoming CPU has not been revealed yet, it can be expected to feature two powerful Cortex- A78 cores and six Cortex- A55 cores. The latest Huawei Mate 40 series is a 5nm SoC like the A14 Bionic, which is found in new iPhone 12 Models and Huwaei’s Kirin 9000 SoC. On November 12, Samsung is going to unveil its Exynos 1080 SoC. The company gives a confirmation message through a post on the Chinese Microblogging website, ‘Weibo’. The Exynos 1080 SoC will replace the Exynos 980 Soc that currently powers Samsung Galaxy A71, GalaxyA51, Vivo S6 5G, and several other smartphones. It is believed that the Exynos 1080 SoC is based on the 5nm processor and has built-in 5G modern.

As per a report by SamMobile, this Exynos 1080 will not be powered in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 series. In 2021, the company will release a mid-range of smartphones and the SoC will show up more. The Exynos 1080 SoC was seen on Antutu’s benchmarking website earlier in October, outscoring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon 865 + SoCs.

However, Samsung hasn’t revealed, which phone will be powered, using this upcoming SoC, but a report claims that the Galaxy S21 series will not be powered by the Exynos 1080 SoC.

Samsung Mobile also points out at an Exynos 981 which was allegedly spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website, till now it is unclear that, which phone will be powered by it. According to rumours, it is believed that SoC will power the 5G variants of the successors to the Galaxy A51 5G and Galaxy A71 5G further he added.

As per Samsung’s post on ‘Weibo’ through its Exynos account, the Exynos 1080 SoC is going to be unveiled on November 12.

Royal Enfield to Unveil Meteor 350 Coming Week 20.2 PS of maximum power and 27 Nm of peak torque. Motorcycle’s engine has been said to deliver a high torque on the low rpm. With a lighter clutch action, there will also be a new transmission used for a better experience.

Royal Enfield is set to unveil the all-new Meteor 350, on 6th November – the much-awaited motorcycle of the same brand. The manufacturer posted a teaser, providing a sneak preview of its latest offering. Thunderbird 350X motorcycle is replaced by the Meteor 350. The motorcycle is going to be introduced in three grades including Fireball, Stellar and Supernova. Officially it’s going to be an allnew product from the ground-up.

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Meteor 350 will come with ‘Tripper Navigation’ which will be a standard feature on the motorcycle. An official name of company Bluetooth-enabled GPS. On bikes such as the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Hero Xpulse 200, something of the same sort is also found. The expected price of the motorcycle will be in the range of somewhere around ₹1.60 lakh to ₹1.80 lakh (ex-showroom). Honda H’ness CB 350 and the Jawa bikes will be the key rival to the bikes.

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GOOGLE To Launch VPN As A Plus For Its Cloud Storage Service VPN extends the protection to encrypt all the online data of your devices, no matter what app or device you are using .” “The VPN is built into the Google One app, so you can rest assure that your connection is secure from hackers with only one tap.” A decision made by Google to give a VPN would probably lift some eyebrows. After all, the whole business philosophy of the firm is about controlling the internet behaviours to serve up specific advertising. VPN often run by ferrying the internet access of the user’s to a private site, allowing the VPN provider (in this case Google ) to access all the web traffic passing through the system technically. Google assures its users that the company will operate a trusted VPN service.

The VPN is likely to be a free benefit of Google One, the corporate’s cloud storage service, for the $9.99- a-month 2TB contract. The Google One app for Android will easily show a brand new procedure that will trigger a VPN on the smartphone of the user. The company uses the VPN as a safeguard to stop hackers from snooping on unencrypted visitors to customers’ Internet pages if their mobile phone is ever connected to the public Wi-Fi network. By encrypting the web connection of the mobile phone, a VPN will cease the potential eavesdropping, thereby scrambling the information streaming to and from the system. The company wrote in today’s statement, “ We are already integrating enhanced encryption into all our product, and the

The company wrote in a paper about the technology, “With VPN by Google One, we will never use the VPN Connection to track, or sell your online activity”. “To ensure service efficiency, a minimum logging is carried out, but your network traffic or IP connected with the VPN is Never logged.” Google plan first to roll out the VPN service in the US market. It will be the only that Android Version will be available on Google One. Yet Google plans to extend the VPN service on Google One to more Platforms, including iOS, Windows and Mac within the coming months.

Micromax’s ‘In’ Series Smartphone Scheduled For November 3 Launch has revealed through a short video that the new ‘In’ series of smartphones will be launched in India on November 3 at noon. Micromax is planning to host a virtual event for the launch and it is currently unclear where it will be livestreamed. CEO of Micromax revealed that the company started work on ‘In’ series before the India-China rivalry. Models of these smartphones have been made in India, or rather put ‘Make in India’. The Micromax series ‘In’ phones will not have any bloatware and no advertisements. Further, he added during the interview “ they’re also not going to take data, or they don’t want to do it.

On November 3, at noon Micromax will introduce its new ‘In’ lineup of smartphones. The company shared a small video for the same continuing with its Cheeni Kum Motto, ‘In’ series of smartphones, will add some “masala” to your life. Upcoming smartphones video does not share any information, but it gave the date and the message ‘Aao Karein Cheeni Kum’ ( Come let’s reduce sugar). Micromax shared a video on Twitter revealing the retail packaging of the ‘In’ series phones last week.

In the series, two phones will be launched and it will be powered by the G35 MediaTek Helio and G85 MediaTek Helio processors. It said that the G35 Helio Model have a dual rear camera setup while the G85 Helio model will come with a triple rear camera setup. Models of these smartphones may come backed by a 5,000mAh battery and its display features are 6.5inch HD plus, and it has storage capacity up to 3GB RAM and up to 32GB.

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RE-ESTABLISHING APPLICATION DESIGNING AND DEVELOPMENT Ashwathy Nair | Business Connect More than 80 percent of people who own smart devices check for goods online as we live in a digitally smart world. Of that, 27 percent are searching for apps that are related to the goods or services they wish to buy. Now a days, for every purpose you can think of, from the distribution of products and the rendering of utilities, apps are being used.

MAHENDRA REDDY LEKKALA Founder Director

Each organization today strives to improve its audience base, brand awareness, sales, and revenue generation. An application can do all of this and allows enterprises to identify numerous avenues for growth and produce hefty revenues. The young and dynamic UNIREVS TECH, established in 2020, specializes in supplying businesses catering to North America and Europe with software creation, support, and business process management services. The Company’s executive team has over 16 years’ worth of experience in the execution of enterprise systems and software solutions. COMPANY OUTLINE With an incredible array of knowledge in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, BlockChain, IoT, ERP Next, Cloud Development, QlikView, Qlik Sense, Tableau, Power BI, Android, iOS, Web Development and numerous inventions, the Company has a technologically advanced team of experienced players. Furthermore, with the help of the team members, they are discovering that end-to-end services provide the end-users with pleasing solutions. www.businessconnectindia.in | Vol. 3 | Special Edition November 2020 INDIA

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From growth to innovation, Unirevs Tech, have outsourced their services, and under the expense and timeframe offered by the customer, the Organisation finishes its project implementations. Further, in a working environment filled with positivity and versatility, UNIREVS TECH operates in the healthcare, finance, consumer retail, banking and capital markets, technology, media and telecommunications, tourism, aviation, and hospitality sectors. By offering options that are result-driven and investments that do not burn a hole in the wallet, the Business retains the confidence of its customers. The Business offers best-in-class IT and BPO services. It takes more care of high-quality services such as software design, development, customization, execution, maintenance, testing, benchmarking, and many more. Also, Unirevs is engaged in designing applications and computer-based solutions in India and overseas. market segmentation, professional resources, proximity to numerous markets, control of client partnerships, effective procurement and delivery challenges.

THE TEAM BEHIND THE DREAM At the forefront of this vibrant, dynamic, and innovation filled Organisation is Mr. Mahendra Reddy Lekkala (The Founder and Director). In 2010, he graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, with a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Reddy was associated with reputed organizations such as Larsen & Toubro Infotech, and HCL Technologies before launching the Company.

The complete results and diverse service points ensure that the Organisation follows a customer-centred approach for the clients that allows them to follow the latest business standards and strategies for quality development and service delivery excellence. Unirevs Tech provides tailored products for the needs of each client. Here, the team has excellent experience in the transitioning of systems, teaching, mentoring, and achieving the full result by delegated tools. The Business arranges a personal visit to the customer location by the subject matter specialist as per the customer specifications.

Mahendra has 10+ years of IT experience, and has expertise in BI analytics skills and manages risk control between UNIREVS and the suppliers. It is often acclaimed that when we dream big, big things come to us. Similarly, behind launching this Entrepreneurship, the ambition and prime inspiration of Mahendra was to provide people with thousands of work opportunities. The birth of Unirevs Tech resulted from a childhood dream of beginning something modern and creative.

Research and Development are at the heart of Unirevs, and it is by the grace of R&D that the Business can provide consumers with such reliable and effective services. The Corporation also maintains that the new and most robust technology advances incorporate in the business introduction.

Besides Mahendra, genius-minded Praveen Kumar Reddy is the Co-Founder of Company, and he is experience rich in managing the Organisation’s resource allocation, payroll processing, and mitigating the gaps between resources and Unirevs.

THE EXCLUSIVE WORK CULTURE The work culture of the company determines how smoothly the work is carried out. Meanwhile, the success of Unirevs is calculated not only by the Founders’ work but also by the work of the employees. The Founders agree that it is crucial to fulfill both the goals of the individual and the team.

Additionally, intellects like Mr. Hirish Velivela with 10+ years of experience and Mr. Ameya Damle with 16+ years of experience are a part of the squad.

Employees are treated as members of the family at Unirevs, and the Organisation maintains that their opinions, beliefs, insights, and experiences are well-utilized in the decisionmaking process of the Organisation. Here, they maintain an open culture that allows the workforce to keep their passion and enthusiasm for working in the Organisation.

“It is much more rewarding to work tirelessly with a business that is your own than to have your best inputs in a position where you don’t even belong. Also, it gives me the utmost pleasure to create job opportunities rather than working in other companies.” Mr. Mahendra Reddy Lekkala

As a young business born in 2020, the Company has already been facing its share of struggle from the pandemic. Still, all the members of the Organisation has made sure on their part that the current crisis doesn’t become an obstacle in the growth of the Company. Instead, it acts as a boosting agent for the development and diversification of the entire team of Unirevs.

UNIREVS: MAKING THE DIFFERENCE Partnering with Unirevs Tech will flawlessly provide enterprises with an exclusive 24x7 operating module, costeffectiveness, premium services, fast responsiveness, continual enhancement, seasonal expandability, domain experience, and business continuity strategy for their services.

In conclusion, the Company with a multi-fold vision and extensive mission aim to grow its activities significantly as part of the potential efforts with the goal of onboarding 6,000 consumers by 2024 and, in numerical terms, the Company expects gross sales of USD 25,00,000 by 2024.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS GUJARAT SEAPLANE: A VISION TO CONNECT THE UNCONNECTED CORNERS

THE MERGING OF INDUSIND BANK AND KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK IS TERMED AS “PURELY SPECULATIVE” The fiscal second-quarter profit of IndusInd Bank exceeded the ₹611.5 crore estimate in a poll of 15 analysts. Quarterly profit was hit by a more than doubling of overall provisions to around ₹1,964 crores. In the fiscal second quarter, Net Interest Income (NII), the difference between interest received and spent, rose 12.6 per cent y-o-y to ₹3,278 crores. A primary indicator of profitability, the bank’s Net Interest Margin (NIM) stood at 4.16 per cent, down 12 basis points (bps) sequentially and up 6 bps y-o - y. Rest of the income or non-interest income fell 10 per cent to ₹1,554 crores.

The merger of a private lender, IndusInd Bank Ltd with bigger rival Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd was called “purely speculative”. The comments on the merger came forward on the day when IndusInd Bank posted a 53 per cent (y-o-y) year-on-year drop in its net profit in the September quarter to 647 crores, while the figure exceeded street expectations. Sumant Kathpalia, the chief executive (CEO) of IndusInd Bank said, “I will not comment on speculations, but it can be assured that there are no such talks with the promoter, who have themselves clarified”. All this came after a report that stated, Kotak Mahindra Bank is in talks to acquire IndusInd Bank. The bank’ promoter, IndusInd International Holdings Ltd, said that it “totally denies about the said rumour and it is considered malicious, untrue, and baseless”. “IIHL is the one that the Hindujas and a wide-ranging base of other successful nonresident Indians are supporting. As per the statement that came from the promoters, for IndusInd Bank, they reiterate their full support, no and always”. www.businessconnectindia.in | Vol. 3 | Special Edition November 2020 INDIA

Kathpalia said that the bank is defining the restructured accounts that will continue until the end of December regarding the recast of stressed assets due to the pandemic. “It would be inappropriate to give any such number as of now and we assume that this will be in low single digits. There are some questions, but not major ones”, he said. With bad loans as a percentage of total loans at 2.21 per cent, down 2 bps y-o-y, IndusInd Bank’s asset quality was largely unchanged in Q2. The net bad credit ratio of loan stood at 0.52 per cent. If not declared so by 31 August, On 3 September, the Supreme Court ordered a temporary stay on the classification of bad loans, and banks are expected to use this relaxation in Q2 or until the final orders are passed. The Pro-forma gross Non-Performing Asset (NPA) and net NPA ratio of the bank would have been 2.32 per cent and 0.61 per cent, respectively, it had such an order that has not been passed. “The degree to which the bank’s activities and financial results would be impacted by covid-19 depends on potential developments, which are highly uncertain”, the bank said. 82


The seaplane service that has been launched, will cut down the travel time to about half an hour. It will be unique as well as an exciting flying experience that would massively help in the enhancement of travel and tourism.

The responses to the Ahmedabad-Statue of Unity seaplane service are so overwhelming that SpiceJet is now planning to start a similar service that will be connecting Surat in south Gujarat with the Statue of Unity. The service is operated by Spice Shuttle, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of SpiceJet.

The seaplane service is considering for other routes and destinations which are Port Blair and Havelock in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Delhi to Haridwar, Delhi to Rishikesh, Naini Lake, and Tehri Dam. Along with that, similar operations are scheduled in Srinagar, Udaipur, Dal Lake, Ladakh, Sunderbans in West Bengal and backwaters in Kerala.

A seaplane service has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched on 31st October between the Statue of Unity near Kevadiya in Gujarat’s Narmada District and the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad. Inauguration of the service was completed by PM Modi, boarding the 18-seater twin-engine plane from pond-3 that is near to the Sardar Sarovar Dam near Kevadiya and landing at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad (the distance covered was in about 40 minutes). Usually, by road, it takes around 4 long hours to reach Kevadiya from Ahmedabad.

“Under UDAN, only 30% of seats will be set at a price of ₹1500 and the rest will be rated according to the market demand”. “18 seaplane routes has been secured by SpiceJet, which includes Ahmedabad-Kevadia (Sabarmati River Front to Unity Statue, Sardar Sarovar), Agatti-Minicoy, AgattiKavaratti, among others”.

A vision by Prime Minister to connect the most remote parts of the nation by air has been fulfilled. Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet said that “The launch of our first Seaplane service will be recalled as one of the most notable events in the history of Indian Aviation”.

Seaplane gives you a special experience as it flies at a low altitude which allows you to explore the surrounding beauty near the Statue of Unity.

INSPIRE BRANDS INC. ACQUIRES DUNKIN’ AND BASKIN-ROBBINS restaurant brands in the world” and with its international activities, licenses and 15 million loyalty members, it will increase Inspire’s strength. The deal highlights Dunkin’s potential for growth and adds major brands to Inspire’s portfolio. While the pandemic has changed many restaurants’ customer likings and strained finances, an investment in Dunkin’ digital operations and growth beyond conventional breakfast fare has enabled its shares to outpace the market as rival’s battle this year. This year, there is a 32 per cent rise in the stock, which includes a 12 per cent of increase that occurred after the news related to the deal emerged over the weekend. In a deal of $11.3 billion, the owner of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins agreed to be acquired by a private equity-backed Inspire Brands Inc., which is one of the biggest deals that has ever happened in a restaurant industry overturned by the pandemic. On Friday, the firms said in a statement that Inspire, which owns franchises like Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings, will be taking Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. private at a share of $106.50. It represents a 20 per cent premium over 23rd October’s closing price before news of the deal talks sent shares soaring. The price is 6.8 per cent higher than the close on Friday. The co-founder and CEO of Inspire Brands, Paul Brown said in a tweet that the Dunkin’ and BaskinRobbins brands are “two of the most recognisable

Dunkin’s chief executive officer, Dave Hoffmann said in the statement while announcing about the deal that, “The grit and dedication of this team have helped us to produce outsized results.” “We have stood tall during the global pandemic”. Dunkin’ managed well because of its facilities of mobile ordering app investments that helped in improving contactless payment options-and expanding into a lunch market where the brand had previously had little presence. In July, managers of Dunkin’ said during an earnings call that the Canton, Massachusetts-based chain, which dropped the word ‘Donuts’ from its namesake chain about two years ago as it broadened its emphasis, extended its market share during the pandemic partly through wide availability of drive-thru and delivery. In a recent note, KeyBanc analyst Eric Gonzalez said, “The market is just a start to praise Dunkin’ for the capabilities it has put in a position to achieve sustainable development”. He said it was interesting to see the interest of Inspire Brands in a well-run business such as Dunkin’ given the previous focus of the acquirer on “turning around struggling brands”. 83

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