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Saturday, 30 April 2016

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Faraway, he continued to blush in my cheeks
Creating ripples under the small of my heart

Holding a match to my desires
He continued to scald my skin with raw passion

I zoomed in further to focus on his eyes
Which had a mesmerizing glint and focus

A minute passed by focusing on his searching face
The frame getting closer and closer meantime

I squealed as I found him next to me
A brush of warm air engulfing

My silly heart started weaving thoughts
To zoom into a fling with him

I showed him the direction pointing my camera
As riding faraway he continued to blush in my cheeks

This post is a part of the #AtoZChallenge held annually in April

Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank today announced its exclusive partnership with Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company to offer its customers bespoke health insurance products and services. The strategic partnership with the health insurance company, a JV between Asia's largest healthcare group, ‘The Apollo Hospitals Group’ and the world leader in health insurance, ‘Munich Health’ will offer customers unique health insurance plans with value added benefits such as health advisory services and access to wellness portal etc., under their ‘Health Eco System’.
Commenting on the partnership, Rajiv Anand, Group Executive & Head Retail Banking, Axis Bank said, “Over the past couple of years, we have observed the exponential rise in the cost of healthcare and the need for customized and affordable health insurance solutions.With the objective of ensuring the health and well being of our customers, we are delighted to announce our exclusive Bancassurance partnership for health insurance with Apollo Munich,which will help us further expand our existing bouquet of offerings and put forth a compelling proposition.” 
Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company, along with the Bank will design and offer customized health insurance products to the Bank’s customers, as per their requirements. Policy issuance and service will be driven by paperless online processes, ensuring minimum turnaround time. A brief of the unique benefits for customers are:
·         Automatically restoring the basic sum insured in case the policyholder exhausts his/her sum insured in a policy year
·         Wide range of sum insured options ranging from Rs 3 lacs to 50 lacs
·         A health insurance plan with no sub-limits, no copays or room rent limits
·         High Pre and Post hospitalization cover of 60 and 180 days respectively
·         Coverage for all “Daycare Procedures”
·         Health checkup benefits
·         Extensive network of hospitals
·         In-house claim settlement

Speaking about the tie up with Axis Bank, Antony Jacob, CEO, Apollo Munich Health Insurance said, “We are excited to partner with Axis Bank and offer its customers uncomplicated and innovative health insurance solutions. Through bancassurance, health insurance penetration is expected to grow rapidly as there are more than one lakh bank branches in the country, with a majority located in rural and semi urban areas. We at Apollo Munich believe in the potential banks hold as a distribution channel. They can aid us in strengthening our reach in the tier two and three cities overnight.”
He further added “Going forward this partnership will develop more innovative solutions to meet specific needs of different customer segments of the bank. In addition, Axis Bank customers will have access to expert health services that promote healthy living.”
About Axis Bank
Axis Bank is the third largest private sector bank in India. Axis Bank offers the entire spectrum of services to customer segments covering Large and Mid-Corporates, SME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses.

With its 2,805 domestic branches (including extension counters) and 12,631 ATMs across the country, as on 31stDecember 2015, the network of Axis Bank spreads across 1,796 cities and towns, enabling the Bank to reach out to a large cross-section of customers with an array of products and services. The Bank also has overseas offices in UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Colombo, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Bank’s website www.axisbank.com offers comprehensive details about its products and services.

About Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company
Apollo Munich offers innovative and award-winning health, personal accident and travel insurance plans, with state-of-the art infrastructure and uncomplicated services, delivered by engaged employees. It is a joint venture between the Apollo Hospitals Group, Asia’s largest healthcare group, and Munich Health, which offers global health insurance and reinsurance excellence. Website: http://www.apollomunichinsurance.com

For Further details, please contact:

Axis Bank
Apollo Munich        
Suresh Warrier | Anand Mugad | Sherin Antony
+91 22 2425 5601 | +91 22 2425 5614 | +91 222425 5611
Komal Kakkar    
Corporate Communication
+91- 9810609567
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+91 9819110224| +91 9820651056
PR Pundit
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The summers are here and it is time to shed those heavy clothes which are heat magnets and purchase some cool and breezy clothes. But stepping outside in Mumbai weather in the fag end of April where the summer is at its peak is simply an option I would not like. So I had only another option left and that is to go online.

I have been a regular online customer for buying clothes and accessories for almost four years now. I now know the various range and type of products available at my go-to online shopping website. In search of something new and fresh, I went to the Jabong App and I was happily surprised with plenty of new varieties and collection along with different offers.

The Jabong App welcomed me with simple user interface which is easy to browse and good on eyes when browsing from my smartphone. The Jabong app has collections of clothes and accessories for Men, Women and Children. The app is completely free from any glitches, loaded with offers yet doesn't come across as too bulky and also loads the pages instantly. I loved the seamless browsing for the products and did not find even a single product with any information missing. This is commendable as I have experienced many apps listing products with lack of information. Overall, I loved the entire shopping experience using the Jabong app.

In the collection segment which Jabong seems to be focusing on, I had my eyes on two and they are:

1) The Only Spring Summer 2016 Collection and
2) Alia Bhatt for Jabong

The ONLY Spring Summer 2016 collection is fresh, trendy and colorful. From maxi dresses to shorts, from off-shoulder tops to colourful shorts, from shaded jeans to shrugs, the brand has got it all covered in its Spring Summer collection. Here are some of my favourites from the Only Spring Summer Collection.

The summer time is the time where we can experiment with looks and the above off-shoulder top along with denim as well as casual jacket looks beautiful in summers. 

But there are some people who like to wear some light clothes in summers and the above maxi dress, loose top and shorts are the ones to go for. I loved all four especially the colourful shorts which can be worn for an evening stroll.

The above picture has a maxi dress, a sleeveless top, a shrug and a top. I liked all four especially the maxi dress which can be worn at evenings. In fact, I have already placed an order for the maxi dress for my wife and after telling her about it, she is all smiles and eagerly expecting the delivery. 

We all love to dress like stars and when you have the young and peppy Alia Bhatt collection, you simply cannot miss having one for you from the awesome collection. The collection is colourful and targeted at all those who likes to wear classy and trendy clothes. I loved the entire collection but here are some of my favourites and choosing one of them is a real task.

The black top and the two colourful and spunky shirts are very beautiful and will definitely look good.

The no button jackets and the white top will look classy and the beautiful part is that it can be paired with any pair of clothing and will still bring out the class and elegance from your clothing.

And last but not the least, I loved both the dresses which is suitable either for mornings or evenings and for any casual occasion. 

To tell you frankly, this is just the tip of an awesome collection Jabong has for us. With irresistible offers, awesome collection which gets even better by the day and seamless shopping experience, the Jabong app is where the future of shopping belongs.  

Friday, 29 April 2016

Deep in Love
Source: Pablo

A mismatched beauty
As perfect as it could be,
The pearls surround around curved hips
As I enter the playground
Hidden under the lace and leather,
Inhibitions kept at bay
As we take a ride
To find pleasure's true meaning,
Flames erupt as skin meets skin
Each stroke fanning the desires,
As the moans come out from my breath
Scream 'I am all Yours'

This post is written as a part of #AtoZChallenge held annually in April

Thursday, 28 April 2016

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He was my wings
To whom I clinged
Like a magnet

Charming me
With words and emotions
Liked a pied piper

And no sooner
Like me, there were a few
Who were charmed

I questioned his ways
He ignored blatantly
Prompting me to take a decision

Painful yet needed
As I closed the doors
To welcome my future sans him

This post is a part of #AtoZChallenge held annually in April

GAIL (India) Limited has embarked on a grassroots athletics program GAIL-Indian Speedstar which is aimed at unearthing young talent across the length and breadth of India. GAIL (India) Limited and National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS), launched a grassroots athletics program GAIL Indian Speedstar on the 22nd of March, 2016 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.

National Yuva Cooperative Society has tied up with Anglian Medal Hunt Company as its Technical Partner for The GAIL Indian Speedstar project. The persisting, epoch-making attempt before - focused grassroots program aims to create a pool of athletes with knack which will possibly bring honor for India in track events at the highest echelon of sporting events - the Olympics 2020/2024.

The reason to launch this program is to identify, select and nurture the hidden talent in athletes. The targeted age group is 11 - 17 years in 100m, 200m and 800m track events across.

A panel of eminent sports-persons like P.T Usha, Rachita Mistry, AnuradhaBiswal & Kavita Raut have been appointed in the selection committee to support selections and guide coaching camps. As members of the selection committee their role would include creating the selection criteria or the GAIL-Indian Speedstar program, and developing the training plan and module for the selected athletes at the National Level.

‘Legendary athlete P.T. Usha launched the initiative alongside the organizers DrAshutoshKarnatak,
Director (Projects), GAIL (India) Ltd, Rajesh Pande – President, National Yuva Cooperative Society Ltd (NYCS) and Maneesh Bahuguna- CEO, Anglian Medal Hunt Company.

District trials were conducted under the watchful eyes of coaches and selectors, appointed by the selection committee. The selection of the athletes was based on talent identification and selection criteria set by the selection committee.

Initiatory, in its first year, earlier this year with initial trials conducted at 55 districts across 10 states in which more than 25,000 children participated out of which 850 children made it to the State level.

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon. Minister of State (I/C) Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dutee Chand, AnuradhaBiswal and Purnima Hembram; selected ambitious young athletes from Bhubaneswar, Odisha. 14 children have qualified for the National level trials while Shri Dharmendra Pradhan ji, praised and motivated the selected candidates for National level trials.

Camp and Selection

The first State level camp and trial was organized on 27-28th of February in SawaiMaan Singh Stadium, Jaipur where 60 boys and girls participated out of which 4 have qualified for the next level. The state trials were held in Odisha (14 Selection), Delhi (28 Selection), Kerala (28 Selection) &Jharkhand(4 Selection)followed by Maharashtra and Gujarat in the last week  of April.  The shortlisted children from the State trials will then participate in the National camp and selection which is scheduled to be held in May 2016 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Shortlisted athletes from state trials will attend an intensive national level camp. 

At the conclusion of the coaching camp, final trials will be held. Winners will be selected based on the qualification criteria and their potential. The winners will be given extensive training throughout the year. The top 9 athletes will then be provided with a world class coaching for over a period of 5 years with an ultimate objective of one of these athletes to represent India at the Olympics.

For more information on Gail-Indian Speedstar please visit http://www.gailindianspeedstar.org

You can also watch a video grab of Treasa sharing her winning moment here.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016


Word by word
He punctuated her thoughts
With strong emotions
Snowballing into a rich desire
Unwavering, burning and intense
For light-years to be travelled
But for now
She settled for his
Soothing and enveloping voice
Evoking Love

This post is written as a part of #AtoZChallenge held annually in April