PediSTARS along with Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Chennai



PediSTARS along with Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Chennai presents SIMULUS 5 – the 5th Annual Conference of PediaSTARS on Medial Simulation from 6th February to 11th February 2020.

PediSTARS along with Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Chennai presented SIMULUS 5 – the 5th Annual Conference of PediaSTARS on Medical Simulation from 6th February to 11th February 2020.

The conference was inaugurated on 8th February 2020 by Dr. Abhijat Sheth, President of National Board of Examination, India. Dr. Dinesh Chirla – Director of Rainbow group of Hospitals, Dr. Rakshay Shetty – PediSTARS President were also present in the Inauguration.

SIMULUS 5 is jointly organized by PediSTAR & Rainbow Children’ Hospitals S in Chennai. Simulation is basically done to create real life scenarios and encourage students to learn. As a part of SIMULUS 5, Five workshops are planned across major hospitals of the city including Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Chennai. The Simulus 5 is attended by International Faculties from across the world, renowned National Faculties & attended by 400 delegates.

PediSTARS (Pediatric Simulation Training and Research Society of India) has a key role in taking forward simulation based interventions in pediatric health care. PediSTARS took forward its agenda of promoting the use of simulation by conducting various workshops, conferences in different parts of the country along with International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS)

Rainbow Children’ Hospitals is a leading group of Children’s hospitals with 20 years of experience offering high standards of Perinatal Care and Paediatric Super Speciality services, with 12 units spread over Chennai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Vijayawada and 3 upcoming units. Rainbow children Hospital is actively involved in medical education and spreading Simulation across the country.

Automotive Engineering Show 2019 inaugurates today in the countrys largest auto manufacturing hub, Chennai


The 12th edition of Automotive Engineering Show (AES) kicked off in Chennai today with some of the biggest names from the industry demonstrating technical advancements. With smart manufacturing seeping rapidly into the sector, industries concentrate on finding various ways to boost component and vehicle production.

The automotive manufacturing hub of India, Chennai witnessed the inauguration of the countrys leading exhibition for the sector – Automotive Engineering Show 2019. The show that has displayed tremendous growth in exhibition space and exhibiting companies, hosts 94 companies that includes some of the biggest names in technology & solution providers of smart manufacturing for automotive sector including Tata Motors, Staubli, Festo, Bettinelli, Eplan, Pepperl & Fuchs, Schmersal, Baumer, Sick India, Pilz India, Wipro 3D, Polyworks, Bharat Forge, Nikon, Carl Zeiss, Olympus and Ingersoll Rand Technologies. Fitting the needs of business visitors like automobile manufacturers (OEMs), auto component manufacturers and machine builders, the platform will display advanced manufacturing technologies for the auto industry.

The term smart is imbibed by every automotive company nestled in progressive India. Along with mass production, lean adoption, and globalisation, big data and the involvement of smart technology has fuelled the overall growth and profitably of the automotive manufacturing industry. Understanding the need for deeper awareness of smart technologies in this industry, AES Chennai 2019 in association with All India Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA) is hosting Industry 4.0 and the rise of smart manufacturing. The seminar that is scheduled on the 5 July 2019, will talk about concepts like Industry 4.0 and digital twin in automotive industry.

With the help of smart technologies like digital twin that combines the virtual and real world of production, industries can master the ever-growing challenges in their highly dynamic markets. Industry experts will cover spheres like digital twin and its impact on Industry 4.0, digital twin technology benefit in automotive organisation and the challenge of creating digital twins in the transition to Industry 4.0.

Other topics that will be highlighted at the show are data management for automotive manufacturers, automotive cybersecurity, proactive asset performance management with IIoT and analytics in automotive industry (India). The meeting point for leading automotive companies and OEMs will also host closed door workshops by Wipro 3D and Polyworks Software India Pvt Ltd.

Chennai being a hub for the automotive companies in India, has attracted international players from China, Poland and South Korea. Associations like All India Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA), International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC), and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) have strongly supported the show making this platform an important prospect for its stakeholders.

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Copper Chimney now at VR Mall Anna Nagar, Chennai

Copper Chimney now at VR Mall Anna Nagar, Chennai

Chennai, 7th Feb 2019: Copper Chimney, award winning contemporary dining restaurant, is pleased to announce its new restaurant launch at VR Chennai in Anna Nagar, with a promise to serve the very best grills and flavours to discerning patrons, made using the freshest high quality ingredients & spices that Copper Chimney sources from its select farms.

Founded by Mr J K Kapur, Copper Chimney is an ode to the secret recipes and cooking techniques from across undivided North India, a flavorful mélange of generations-old proprietary techniques and contemporary flair that finds expression in Temple City of India.

Brand Director Mrs. Shikha Nath says, “Mr. JK Kapur’s passion, stemming from his experience growing up near the North-West Frontier Province and his early years setting up the restaurant in Mumbai, has fueled our passion for Copper Chimney over 4 decades, and continues to inspire us to be the leader in Indian cuisine. Every detail, from the even- heating of custom clay ovens, to the creation of distinctive spice blends, is important in showcasing the skills of our ‘Ustads’. We have perfected over several years, the art of preparing and presenting dishes that are simply unforgettable, and this new Copper Chimney is taking that legacy further forward.”

Interior: Situated in VR Chennai which is located in the up-market neighborhood of Anna Nagar, the restaurant has beautiful copper bells installed, that greets guests as they enter, and a warm color palette immediately provides a welcoming vibe. Copper accents are juxtaposed against fresh wood tones and earthy cane, with bursts of color and foliage.

Food: Given its prime location, the new Copper Chimney is ideal for family occasions & celebration as well as post-work mocktails, grills and small plates, alike. The mix of modern design and familiar flavorful favorites will ensure that the restaurant appeals to both the newer diners as well as to the diehard Copper Chimney enthusiasts. In a nod to the country’s unique street drinks, the menu includes Street Coolers too.

Ustads: The Ustads – Master Chefs, are trained and nurtured for decades, gaining in- depth knowledge of ingredients, cooking styles and recipes handed down over from generations. Recipes from the original 1972 menu hold firm and occupy pride of place, champions of the Copper Chimney heritage even today.

Grills: The Tandoor Grills section offers diners healthy yet filling grill options. Vegetarians can take their pick from a wide variety of grills such as Vegetable Seekh Kebab; Roast Paneer; and The Copper Signature Veggie Plate. Non-vegetarians will enjoy Tandoori Fire Chicken; Reshmi Kebab; Chutney Fish & Pudina Grilled Chicken.

A Specials section includes popular picks such as Smoked White Pepper Chicken Chop; Grilled Burrah Chops; and Slow-Cooked Frontier Raan. Also on the menu is Chelo Kebab, a Copper Chimney signature. A visit to Copper Chimney is incomplete without its signature Biryani with flavors that set Copper Chimney biryanis apart.

The menu at the VR Chennai space features recipes that celebrate cuisines from Peshawar to Delhi. Patrons will enjoy a variety of dishes on the menu, ranging from beloved favorites that have abided on Copper Chimney menus over the years, to new, healthful yet delicious options designed using feedback received on new dish requests from guests over the years.

Desserts: To end each meal on a sweet note is a series of Desserts including the unusual yet delicious Almond Phirni Chikki Crumble; Muzaffar, luscious and indulgent, thick Lucknowi Rabdi topped with golden, roasted vermicelli; and Patiala Kulfi.

Copper Chimney is currently present in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Belgaum and Kolkata in India. The Anna Nagar outlet will be the 14th outlet. In the Middle East, Copper Chimney has three outlets in Kuwait & one outlet in Dubai.

Copper Chimney is owned by K Hospitality Corp, a hospitality and food services corporation that operates over 400+ locations in India, across restaurants, bars, cafes, food courts, banqueting, outdoor catering, travel F&B, and other sectors of the F&B industry in India. K Hospitality Corp was founded in 1972, and is now one of the largest F&B operators in the country across all major verticals in the F&B industry. To learn more about K Hospitality Corp, please

Address – Copper Chimney, 2nd Floor VR Chennai Mall, Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, Anna Nagar West, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040

Contact Number – 044 66622360 / 361

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday–Thurs: 12pm – 4 pm, Lunch: Friday – Sunday: 12pm – 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday–Thurs: 7pm-11 pm, Dinner: Friday – Sunday: 7pm- 11 pm

Leather Fair (IILF) will be inaugurated by Thiru O. Panneerselvam, Honble Deputy Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu at 5.30 pm on January 31, 2019 at Chennai Trade Centre,

The 34th edition of India International Leather Fair (IILF) will be inaugurated by Thiru O. Panneerselvam, Honble Deputy Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu at 5.30 pm on January 31, 2019 at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai (Tamil Nadu). The inaugural function will be presided over by the Honble Minister for Industries, Tamil Nadu, Thiru M.C.Sampath as well as the Honble Minister for Environment, Tamil Nadu, Thiru K.C.Karuppannan. Shri Deepak Kumar, IAS, Executive Director, ITPO and Shri P.R. Aqeel Ahmed, Chairman, CLE, Dr. Francesco Pensabebe, Italian Trade Commissioner, alongwith the captains of Indian Leather Industry will also grace the occasion.
Highlighting the export prowess of the Indian leather entrepreneurs, this specialized event aims to feature their achievements, the latest technologies as well as new innovations with an eco-friendly tag .
This year, the theme pavilion Greening the Leather is being setup by ITPO, CLE, CSIR and CLRI which will present Spring Summer 2020. It will also manifest the dexterity of the Indian expertise in eco-friendly designs and development of exquisite and high quality leather wears from finished leather. Apart from unveiling the export potential of India, IILF also aims to project India as an investment destination and manufacturing a hub for design and information. This year, the fair will also manifests its commitment to various initiatives taken by the Government and Industry such as Make in India, Digital India, and Swachh Bharat.

This three day flagship event of ITPO and Indian Leather Industry is being organized by the active support of the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Indian Shoe Federation (ISF), Indian Finished Leather Manufacturers & Exporters Association (IFLMEA) and Indian Footwear Component Manufacturers Association (IFCOMA).
Covering an area of 10,000 sq. mtrs, IILF 2019 will feature a wide range of products, machinery and equipment from over 450 companies from India and abroad, while more than 150 exhibitors are taking part from overseas. Significantly, China, France, Germany, Italy and Brazil are setting- up their National Pavilions. The fair elicited response from major groups including the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy of Germany, ASSOMAC (Italy), Wenzhou Donnor Exhibition Group (China), G & F Group (China),Splendor Group (China), CICB (Brazil), SGCP (France), ISF, IFLMEA and IFCOMA. This year, overseas participation is from Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
The display profile covers: Finished Leather & Leather products (Convention Centre), Machinery & Equipment, Technology (Hall 1-A,B,C), Chemicals, Components (Hall 2 & 3), Chemicals & Components (Hall-3A) and Finished Leather, Synthetic Material, Chemicals & Components (Hall-1D).
For the convenience, there is a provision of online booking for exhibitors with payment gateway, ticket sale at entrance Gate (TNTPO) and registration counters at Hall 3A, Hall 1D and Convention Centre, Car hailing facility at Convention Centre, Radio Taxi bay at the entrance gate for exhibitors.
There will be sale of tickets from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and no free-entry or concessional entry tickets for students groups. There shall be no advance sale of tickets. There will be free entry for pre-registered visitors, foreign buyers/buying agents and visitors registering at the counters with ITPOs single-entry invite.
Visitors profile in IILF 2019 covers: overseas business delegations and visitors, exporters, manufacturers & importers, buying houses, suppliers, consultants, opinion makers, retailers, equipment & machinery suppliers, marketing & direct selling companies and Institutions.

Handloom Expo to be held from 29th August – 11th September 2018 between 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM at Lalit Kala Akademi, No 4. Greams Road, Chennai

The Exhibition was inaugurated by Shri C. Munianathan, IAS, Director of Handlooms & Textiles, Chennai

Chennai, 29th August , 2018: Central Cottage Industries Emporium India Ltd, is organising Special State Handloom Expo – a fourteen day exhibition of Handloom at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai from the 29th August -11th September 2018. This is being organised for the growth and development of Handloom through the direct participation of weavers.

This exhibition is being organised to provide weavers the market intelligence so that they can product market relevant products and may formulate the pricing model on the basis of demand.

This exhibition has been envisaged to showcase the creations of Indian weavers.

The Items on sale include are Sarees, Dress Material, Ready to wear, Bed Spreads, Table Linen etc under one roof!

Handloom Weavers Cooperative Societies from Kancheepuram, Coimbatore, Nagercoil, Dindigul, Paramakudi, Erode, Tirupur, Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar and Vellore are participating in the event and showcase their products. Addition to this India Handloom Brand and Handloom mark products will also be available at the event.

This event is sponsored by Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles Govt. of India.

Experience the all new Lifestyle store at Phoenix Marketcity, Chennai


ay 11, 2018: Lifestyle, India’s most preferred fashion destination, unveils its newly renovated store in Phoenix Marketcity, Velachery Main Road, Chennai. Inaugurated by leading actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, the store now offers an immersive shopping experience with curated fashion lines, larger than life digital screens showcasing the latest fashion trends, best in class store fixtures and a selection of new brands that offer a retail experience that is both unique and memorable.

The newly renovated store is spread across two floors and 65,000 sq. ft., offering a seamless shopping environment, elegantly framing the trendy and fashionable offering that Lifestyle is renowned for. Focal points are planned at vantage points to draw customer attention and guide the customer flow in the store. With this renovated store launch, Lifestyle continues to provide participative and engagement driven experiences for its customers and the acme of this newly renovated store is its curated collection, efficiency and service. At the store, customers can choose from a wide variety of national and international brands, including Ginger, Global Desi, Melange, Vero Moda, Code, Jack & Jones, Van Heusen, Forca, Pepe Jeans, Indian Terrain, Bossini, Catwalk, Red Tape, Superdry, Tommy Hilfiger, Fossil, Lakme and more.

Speaking about the association, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar said, “I am really excited to be here today. Lifestyle is one of my favourite brands as it offers an array of vibrant ensembles, ranging from stylish and comfortable casual wear & accessories that are in-vogue, to contemporary ethnic wear. This store is a delight to shop at with its trendy collections and digitally enhanced experience. I will surely be back often to shop more.”

Lifestyle is now also available online through whe re customers can shop from the convenience of their home. With features like Click & Collect and Return to Store, Lifestyle offers a true omni-channel experience to its customers. Introduced to facilitate better service and provide its customers with simpler and faster shopping experience, the Lifestyle app is also available for Android and iPhone users.