Open Oven: Baking it Even!

With the world witnessing a paradigm shift, food still holds fort as a constant source of relief. Entrepreneurial ventures stocking on comfort and utility food has become the need of the hour. One such immensely popular bakery in Kolkata, India is the Open Oven Bakery. Instituted by Reshma Sengupta, Open Oven has been supplying tasty and healthy baked food...

Bhavna Juneja: US-based entrepreneur, empowering women and revolutionising real estate in India

Being an entrepreneur isn't just something you do, it's something you are. It's not something which everyone could, or indeed should, do. However, some individuals clearly thrive on the challenge and love to change the world for the better. Bhavna Juneja is one of those individuals. Bhavna is Global Vice President-IT Services Life Science & Infrastructure at Infinity, a Stamford...

KASHISH 2020: 52 films compete for a total cash award of Rs 1,80,000

The 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, South Asia’s biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival, has decided to go online this year as KASHISH 2020 Virtual from July 22 to July 30. The festival will screen 157 films from 42 countries out of which 52 films compete in the 9 competition categories that includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Screenplay, Best...

Lockdown Diaries: Sumit and Apurva of Cafe Guftagu appeal to raise funds, feed the needy in Mumbai during lockdown

The adverse impact from months of lockdown following Covid 19 and the hardships faced by thousands in one of the worst-hit cities in India, Mumbai is now a growing concern. While many have lost their livelihood opportunities, start-ups and businesses are struggling to stay afloat, certain vulnerable communities like the transgender people, sex workers, daily wage earners and other marginalised queer individuals...

OurVirtualEvent.com launches live-streamed weddings in time for summer

Our Virtual Event (www.OurVirtualEvent.com), the brainchild of two wedding industry veterans, provides couples with a professional service to host their special event online during social distancing. The service provides pro lighting and sound equipment, live technical set up and support, live editing, guest experience packages and virtual wedding planning to create an engaging and interactive experience. Founded by event planner Ayesha Hakki of...

Not Namaste Trump but Phir Milengey: H-1B visas suspended, what now?

It looked like things were getting as close as could be between US President Donald Trump and Narendra Modi but a worldwide pandemic and a scourge of resulting unemployment in the States has put a spanner in the works of ‘Namaste Trump’, as an executive order signed this past week will suspend new visas for foreign workers, including the...

Rumana Rahman: leading diversity, excellence in British American Tobacco

Striving for success is the way to a fulfilling life, at least that's how Rumana Rahman sees it, and when you hear her life story it's clear that it has certainly worked for her. Rumana is the Regional Director of Human Resources for the Asia Pacific and Middle East (APME) region of the prestigious British American Tobacco (BAT) and one of the youngest...

Eight factors to consider when borrowing in times of Covid-19

Our economy has come to a halt, but resilience and strength can often be attained through unexpected routes These unprecedented times have catalysed a series of challenges to our economy and businesses. The majority of our existing property developers have been reaching out and we have witnessed a pattern of similar requests during these Covid-19 times. We hope this data...

Reebok celebrates LGBTQ+ community pride with ‘All Types of Love’ collection and ‘Proud Notes’ campaign

In honour of the LGBTQ+ community and Pride Month this June, Reebok has announced its all-new “All Types of Love” collection and “Proud Notes” campaign, highlighting activists and influencers in the LGTBQ+ community who are fighting for equality every day. The campaign provides a platform for authentic, passionate individuals to share their unique stories and journeys as they are...

Sairee Chahal – Founder of Sheroes, the safe online social space that empowers women

Sairee Chalal is a successful technology entrepreneur. She has been a Devi Award winner, as well as winning the Femina Achievers Award, Cartier Award, Editor’s choice for L’Oreal Femina Women’s Award, Business Today and Most Powerful Women in Indian Business. Sairee is also on a mission to change the world and make it a more equal one for women.  Sheroes, a women-only...