Monday, 28 December 2015

Wella Professionals Elements Range Launch Event

I often see my hair as a reflection of my identity. I feel that a bad hair day equals a bad day: when my hair is too frizzy, too dry or falling out, my self-esteem is seriously affected.  For me hair symbolizes femininity, identity, personality, and the last but most important Beauty. Hair is the important element which enhances the beauty of a female.

I keep on searching products in the market that can conserve or repair my hair. But almost all products have chemicals which damage my hair. But when I visited the launch of Elements - wella's renewing product my search ended.

Wella Professionals launched the Elements Range-Inspired by nature Mumbai, 17th Dec 2015: 
Wella Professionals introduced Elements to the Indian market ; it is the first Wella Professionals range of care products which are free of sulfates, parabens and artificial colorants. Wella Professionals has  also specially created a new fragrance, inspired by the green wood’s of the Amazon forest. This product is innovated with natural tree extract by Dr. Kerstin Meyer - Lipp from Germany. Ms. Nimrat Kaur has a positive review for the same. 

The products of the Wella - Elements are 100% free from sulfates, parabens and artificial colorants and contain a special natural tree extract that strengthens and renews the hair. 

Wella Elements Renewing Shampoo claims to repair brittle, dry and damaged hair and promises to give it extra moisture.  It lathers inspite containing no sulfates. It contain silicone which smoothens my hair. And makes me feel great! 
Wella Elements Renewing Conditioner  also claims the same in addition of smoothness and shine. It manages to soften and smoothen my hair. 
Wella Elements Renewing Mask claims to nourish and strengthen dry, damaged and frizzy hair. This was the first time that I experimented my hair using mask. Surprisingly it was the best part of the hair care, which enhanced my hair. 

I am sure, Wella Elements products for 2 days a weeks will do the hair cleaning in addition of renewing and strengthening my hair with the fact that they do without sulfates, parabens or colorants. Hence forth the hair damage has STOPPED!!! Even I agree as Nimrat Kaur does.

Do try this new product of Wella - Elements. Am sure will love it as the hair will dance gracefully due to softness, smoothness and strengthen. Elements effect increases the hair quality which inturn increases the beauty which will lastly boost your confidence.

About Wella Professionals
Wella, the Salon Professional division of P&G, is the premier name in professional hair cosmetics & pioneer of innovation and trend spotting. High-Quality, High-Performance and High-Fashion are three of the key reasons why its products are preferred by world's most renowned hairdressers. Wella Professionals contributes to enhancing the hairstyling profession and building a strong relationship with hairdressers with cutting edge technology, new initiatives and by offering comprehensive training programs for salon owners and their employees.
P&G Professional’s brands include Wella Professionals, Koleston Perfect, Colour Touch, System Professional, & many more. Superior products, inspiring education and unique salon business-building programs make Wella Professionals a world leader and expert in hair cosmetics and beauty 
Wella Elements is available in all leading salons across India such as Jean Claude Biguine, Affinity, Bodycraft, Toni & Guy , Strands, Tresslounge and Headturners. 

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Saturday, 19 December 2015

My Vodafone App!!!

Experience the World of Vodafone at your fingertips with ‘MyVodafone App’ · 

Enjoy a holistic customer experience – seamless login, intuitive and customised interface for post-paid/prepaid and non-Vodafone customers.

Track internet usage, manage multiple accounts, activate roaming packs and so much more.

Discover the World of Vodafone at your fingertips with the always active Zumi Army.

Last Sunday, Ravi was feeling elated for his mother was traveling from their native town all the way to Mumbai to celebrate his Birthday. He called her to confirm if she had boarded the train and that’s when she told him in a panic stricken voce about not being able to recharge her phone amidst the hustle and bustle of traveling. His joy immediately turned into worry for she was traveling alone and without sufficient balance, would not be able to call or message in case required during a long journey. Fortunately, Ravi had the MyVodafone App on his smart phone, which became his dependable trouble shooter. Using one of its many rich features, he could easily recharge his mother’s account despite her being a subscriber in Karnataka. When he told his mother how he had done it, she blessed him and said, “tu to sheher ja ke aur bhi smart ho gaya!”

MyVodafone App World of Vodafone at your fingertips
 • Power to you to manage your Vodafone number at your convenience
• Personalised interface with seamless login and easy to navigate design
 • Offers everything that you need
o View usage
o pay and track bills/recharges for self and family o buy recharges & bonus cards
o get best offers/plans/packs
o activate/schedule domestic & international roaming o make MNP requests
o Locate stores and track service requests

The above anecdote and several similar ones best exemplify the powerful personalised experience of customers using the MyVodafone App that can be accessed by Vodafone customers as per their convenience 24X7, free of any internet charges (in India).

Developed on a state-of-the-art platform with intuitive and customised interface, the MyVodafone App provides a personalized experience to postpaid and prepaid customers as well as non-Vodafone customers.

The MyVodafone App is everything that a customer desires - see his/her usage, plan details, pay bills, buy recharges and bonus cards, get best offers, access their M-Pesa account, recharge/pay bills for friends and family and so much more, giving him/her the power to manage their Vodafone number with their fingertips!

 Easy to navigate with options suggesting next steps, its in-built smart analytics provides a detailed understanding to each customer about his/her usage of the pack/plan on real time basis, manage multiple accounts, track bill payments and recharges, subscribe to new products and services and make MNP requests. Users are also prompted a choice of best pack and plan options basis their past usage trend.

Speaking about the feature rich MyVodafone App, Kavita Nair - National Head - Retail and Digital, Vodafone India said, “Customers are gaining comfort with apps and are using them to shop, subscribe to services and access news/information. Keeping these evolving needs of customers in mind, the MyVodafone App is designed to provide them at their fingertips, a personalised interface of everything that is Vodafone. From accessing their services to managing their accounts or transacting or even getting their problems resolved, the app is a manifestation of Vodafone, on the smartphone.

High Decibel Marketing Campaign.

The popular army of mini ZooZoos, Zumi Army, is back to help customers discover the World of Vodafone at your fingertips with the MyVodafone App. An energetic and spirited television campaign, supported by rich presence on social media, prominent and a series of on-ground activations will communicate the app’s various features and benefits.

Speaking about the theme of this marketing campaign, Siddharth Banerjee, National Head – Brand Communication & Insights, Vodafone India, said “The new MyVodafone App campaign aims at citing feature-led benefits of adopting and using the app, thereby driving home the key point that one can avail of Vodafone services, now on one’s phone. Accordingly a 360 campaign has been designed that clearly establishes MyVodafone App as a one-stop shop for all Vodafone related services. The much loved Zumi Army will engage with customers through different mediums, showcasing key features of the all new MyVodafone App.”

The MyVodafone App is available to all Android users and is free to download from Google Play. The app will be made available for other user interphases sequentially.

About Vodafone India 

Vodafone India is a fully owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc., which is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. Making its entry into India in 2007, Vodafone today has built an ever growing, robust business in highly price sensitive and competitive market. Serving over 188 million customers, Vodafone provides innovative, customer friendly and differentiated products and services through a wide scale distribution and exclusive retail footprint - backed up with a modern, technologically advanced network for both voice and data. With 9,880 branded retail stores, covering over 1.56 million sq.ft. and attracting more than 115million footfalls annually, Vodafone India is now amongst the largest retailers in the country actively engaged in the holistic development of India’s rapidly growing retail sector.

Vodafone Business Services, the enterprise arm of Vodafone, provides total telecommunications solutions across both mobility and wireline platforms and enables Global Enterprises, National Corporates, SME’s and Government segments to communicate, collaborate and connect. With the advantage of its global expertise and knowledge of local markets, Vodafone India is well poised to significantly expand the Government's capacity to deliver benefits and outcomes for citizens, governments and businesses. Vodafone endeavours to be a steadfast partner in the Government’s efforts towards Digital India.

Vodafone India provides customers with a new currency in the form of M-Pesa - the world renowned mobile wallet and money transfer service, which was ranked Number one in Fortune’s ‘Change The World’ list of technology initiatives influencing lives. Vodafone M-Pesa is an innovative, safe and secure mobile wallet that enables complete suite of services like money transfer, bill payments, and recharge on the move from the mobile. It caters to all segments of the society, from the unbanked to the under banked and to the net-savvy and evolved customers. Today, with a pan-India distribution of over 97,000 agents and around 4 million customers, Vodafone M-Pesa is the largest banking correspondent in the country and is playing a vital role in enabling financial inclusion and m-commerce. The in-principle payment bank licence by RBI acts as an impetus and will enable Vodafone M-Pesa to build on this further and offer a more comprehensive portfolio of banking and financial products and services, accelerating India’s journey into a cashless economy.

 A value based organization; Vodafone is committed to achieving the highest standards of Health, Safety and Well-being for its employees and business partners. As a responsible corporate, Vodafone India has been working with several partners from the social sector to address some of India’s most pressing challenges over the years. Sustainability for us is an ongoing journey as we firmly believe that what is good for the society is good for business. The Vodafone Foundation too is actively engaged in CSR by harnessing the potential of mobile services and technology to maximize impact within communities, especially in the domains of m-Women, m-Agriculture, m-Education and Disaster Relief.

Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 57 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 September 2015, Vodafone had 454 million mobile customers and 12.5 million fixed broadband customers.

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Monday, 7 December 2015

Marriott Rewards......

Marriott Rewards “MAX!” Kids Program Launched in Mumbai

A Holistic Children’s Program with Immersive & Structured Activities to Elevate the Family Holiday Experience

Mumbai, December 5th, 2015 – At the JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Juhu in India, Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program, is launching “MAX!”, a new and exclusive kids program which aims to enrich the travel experiences of children through holistic activities that inspire and nurture. The program will be available to Members staying at participating Marriott International properties throughout the Asia-Pacific region starting from the 21st of this month. 

Created for children ages five to 12 years old, MAX! is founded on four activity pillars: Be Active offers action-packed sessions, ranging from pool activities to dance lessons; Stay Curious encourages intellectual curiosity with activities such as cooking and arts-and-crafts; Go Explore will appeal to children’s sense of adventure; while Just Relax offers more tranquil pursuits. 

The four pillars are consistent throughout all offering properties; however, the specific activities will be curated by each property, making the experience authentic to the location and culture. 

The MAX! launch party was held today at the JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Juhu in India, a property overlooking the stunning Arabian Sea, and a favourite destination among Bollywood celebrities, business travellers, and vacationing families. The grand ballroom was turned into a kids’ wonderland where talents from across India were featured in a variety of activities that will be included in the MAX! program.    

Surjan Singh Jolly, better known as Chef Jolly, the Director of Food & Beverage at the JW Marriott Bengaluru and a renowned TV personality, guided kids in cooking classes creating culinary delights and learning the nutritional value of their products.  Sucheta Pal, a master Zumba trainer and one of the best in the country, took kids through a mix of music and dance. More than 100 children from Marriott Rewards Members’ families sampled  MAX! and gave it a resounding thumbs up.  

“Families in Asia are going on more holidays than ever before, but they increasingly demand a meaningful family experience that goes beyond just a place to relax. With India a rapidly growing market for family travel, we were delighted to be able to showcase the new MAX! program at its launch in Mumbai today, which gives families a well-rounded holiday experience they will never forget”,  said Neeraj Govil, Market Vice President, South Asia.

“By introducing MAX!, Marriott Rewards aims to exceed the high expectations parents have when they choose a hotel for their family vacation,” said Anka Twum-Baah, Vice President, Customer Loyalty & Content, Asia Pacific at Marriott International. “Providing children with enriching experiences has a positive effect on their lives. We are launching MAX! with the aim of inspiring children to enjoy a range of memorable experiences that they can share with their family and friends.”

Marriott Rewards created MAX! in response to the changing nature of family travel in Asia for its most loyal guests, including the rise of multigenerational travel and parents’ desires to provide their children with learning experiences even when on vacation. Based on input from its current Members, Marriott Rewards developed this unique program that caters to these evolving demands and offers activities that are both educational and fun, nourishing children’s innate desire to learn and stay active.

“With Marriott Rewards, Members enjoy the benefits of loyalty in ways that are most meaningful to them, in their everyday lives,” Ms. Twum-Baah added. “With MAX!, parents are assured that their children’s sense of curiosity and desire to learn about their surroundings will be encouraged and celebrated.” 

In Asia Pacific, the rise of the middle class is changing consumers’ behavior and increasing their desire to travel especially in India, which was chosen for the launch.  The MAX! program roll-out will begin at  resorts of all brands and JW Marriott Hotels in Asia Pacific and continue to all other hotels under the Marriott International portfolio with the exception of The Ritz-Carlton and Bvlgari brands.  

About Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards is Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program spanning 16 brands and more than 4,000 properties worldwide. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at over 4,000 Marriott International hotels around the world and at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton®.  Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. By making rewards accessible with a modern, easy approach, Marriott Rewards continues to be a leader in the industry. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” eight years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.” In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report,, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, guests can visit

About Marriott International: 
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with properties in 85 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at

Marriott International Asia Pacific Appoints Anka Twum-Baah as Vice President, Customer Loyalty and Content 


Marriott International Asia Pacific (APAC) has appointed Anka Twum-Baah as Vice President, Customer Loyalty & Content. In this capacity, Twum-Baah leads a concerted effort to drive member growth for Marriott Rewards, the company’s award-winning loyalty program, as well as further developing strategic relationships across the region. 
Reporting to Peggy Fang Roe, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Asia Pacific, Anka is a key member of the regional sales and marketing leadership and in charge of orchestrating loyalty promotions, content development, strategic  partnerships and eCommerce functions to drive business growth.

“This is an exciting time for Marriott International in Asia Pacific.  Our portfolio in this region is growing rapidly and we will have over 300 hotels in ten lodging brands across 16 countries and areas by 2016.  I am pleased that a dynamic executive such as Anka joins my team,” said Peggy Fang Roe. 

“Anka brings a wealth of international experiences and expertise to us spanning across several disciplines including marketing, strategy, and business development.  In addition to her commitment to customer service, her passion for innovation coupled with her strong track record in product development make her an ideal candidate for this key position,” Fang Roe added.

“I am absolutely delighted to join Marriott International at such a pivotal time. Asia Pacific is arguably the most exciting marketplace for the hospitality industry and our company. Marriott International has a great loyalty program and magnificent portfolio of lodging brands.  We are well poised to meet the needs of next generation travelers through ongoing innovations. I look forward to working with my colleagues to reach and grow our Marriott Rewards members while supporting the tremendous growth of our brands within the region.” said Anka Twum-Baah.

Before joining Marriott, Twum-Baah served on the executive team as Head of Marketing, Strategy, and Partnerships for Rediscovered, a luxury hospitality and lifestyle start-up based in Hong Kong.  Prior to this, Anka spent six years at American Express in New York, London, and Singapore offices.  During her tenure, Anka served as Director, International Membership Rewards managing loyalty products for Centurion line and Bank Partner card products portfolios across 150 markets as well as several other positions.  

Twum-Baah holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business joint program with London School of Economics and AB, Economics and Political Science with honors from the University of Chicago.  

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 81 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The Story of TYPHOO.

Typhoo spins a unique tea story at the India Art Festival
Serves Typhoo Signature Drinks at Typhoo Tea Bar and Unveils Treasures , Festival Gift Pack

Mumbai- 30th November’15- Typhoo opened Typhoo Tea Bar at the recently concluded India art festival at the Nehru Stadium in Mumbai. Typhoo had setup its signature TyphooTeaBar for the art aficionado’s to come and experience the different infusions and flavours that have been newly launched by the brand.

At the festival, a lot of artists were seen sipping in Typhoo and sharing their experience about the favorite infusion from the brand. Typhoo’s in-house bar tender  also prepared different cocktails /mock tails for its patrons so that everyone could experience a tea in the most innovative way.

Subrata Mukerji, business head of Typhoo Tea in India said, “ Typhoo Tea Limited has a long 110 years of heritage of blending, packing and selling quality tea in the UK. With a portfolio of 10 brands and over 600 products, Typhoo is being enjoyed in more than 50 countries including USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa. The iconic British brand brings this refreshing, rejuvenating experience to India with a variety of over 20 high quality luxurious teas and 100% natural fruit infusions. I am delighted to see the response of Mumbai to our signature Typhoo Tea Bar showcasing our eclectic range of teas and fruit infusions as well as Typhoo Green Tea, Black Tea and Fruit Infusions based signature drinks. Our stylish brand caters to the young and creative consumer and The India Art Festival is the perfect platform to showcase our beverage range and exclusive previews to our forthcoming brand additions.”

Typhoo unveiled  ‘Treasures’ , its Festive Gift Pack in 2 variants at the art festival.  Green Tea Treasures - with green tea variants with an Indian twist – Typhoo Green Tea Traditional Tulsi, Typhoo Green Tea Masala Chai, Typhoo Green Tea Coconut and popular Green tea flavous of Jasmine, Moroccan Mint, Lemongrass and Natural - priced at Rs. 377. Typhoo Assorted Treasures – with India’s first decaf tea, Typhoo Decaf, new premium globally certified Typhoo Gold alongwith the popular English Breakfast. In this pack is also available Typhoo’s loved Green Tea Traditional Tulsi, Moroccan Mint, Natural and its three Fruit Infusions - Orange Spicer, Lemon & Lime Zest and Blackcurrant Bracer) - priced at Rs. 697.

The Typhoo Tea Bar also offered a tasting opportunity of over a dozen flavors and genres. Typhoo extensive Green teas (Traditional Tulsi, Masala, Coconut, Jasmine, Lemon Grass and Moroccan Mint, Pure Green tea) were on offer along with Typhoo Black teas (Classic Assam, Darjeeling, Gold, 24 Carat tin, English Breakfast). Typhoo flavoured teas (Earl grey, Masala chai, Adrak chai, Elaichi chai, lime & lemon) were showcased and served amongst various mocktails based on Typhoo Fruit Infusions (Orange Spicer, Lemon & Lime Zest, Blackcurrant Bracer).

Recipes for Typhoo Signature Drinks 
  1. Cocktails 
  • With Typhoo Orange Spicer
Vodka – 60 ml
Concentrate of Typhoo’s Orange Infusion – 120 ml
Lime juice – 15 ml
Sugar syrup – 15 ml

Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill it up with ice, shake it and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel spiral.
  • With Typhoo Lemon & Lime Zest: 
Vodka – 60 ml
Concentrate of Typhoo’s Lemon & Lime Infusion – 120 ml
Mint leaves – 8-10
Sugar syrup – 15 ml

Muddle the mint leaves and put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill it up with ice, shake it and pour into a highball glass also filled with ice.  Garnish with lemon peel spiral. 

2.  Mocktails 
  • With Typhoo Lemon & Lime Zest: 
Soda- 1 bottle
Orange juice – ½ cup 
Concentrate of cinnamon – 2 tsp
Slice of lemon – 1
Slice of ginger - 1
Concentrate of Typhoo’s Lemon & Lime Infusion – ½ cup

Put all the ingredients (except soda) in a glass, mix well. Top the glass with chilled soda and garnish with an orange/lemon peel spiral. Serve chilled. 

  • With Typhoo Orange Spicer: 
Cup orange juice – ¾ cup
Concentrate of clove & bay leaves – 4 tsp
Typhoo’s Orange Infusion  - ¼ cup

Put all the ingredients in a glass, stir well and garnish with an orange/lemon peel spiral. Serve chilled. 

About Typhoo:

Typhoo has indulged tea enthusiasts and refined tea drinking experience the world over since its inception in the UK in 1903. With a portfolio of 12 brands and over 400 products, Typhoo is being enjoyed in more than 50 countries including USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa. Defining the changing tastes and preferences of the urban Indian consumers, Typhoo the third largest brand from UK and the over 100 year iconic British brand brings this refreshing, rejuvenating experience to India with a variety of high quality specialty teas, and 100% natural fruit infusions. Typhoo is available at leading F&B stores in Delhi/NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Coimbatore, Goa, Hyderabad and Chandigarh.

I loved the orange flavored typhoo to make myself healthy and what about u?

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