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Growing century old rich legacy with technology and process innovation

Rohan Ursal Cover

Shree Shiva Chhatrapati Market Yard of Pune is one of the most bustling market places in Maharashtra. Spread over 175 acres in over 1000 commercial blocks (galas), the agri produce at the market follows an intricate distribution chain, changing hands from farmers, commission agents (adate), traders, wholesalers to retailers. Some of the new generation of licensed traders at the market are reforming the trading practices by using management principles and adopting technology to bring in more transparency and generating better returns for the farmers. Meet Pune based Rohan S. Ursal, a Management professional and Partner at DB Ursal and Sons dealing in trading of fruits, who was honoured with Innovative Young Entrepreneur Award at Krishithon 2017 for his efforts in strengthening the Indian Agri Sector.

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Healing by Sound, Transforming by Speech, Enlightening by her Writing


She is the author of the book - Power of Sound, which has been described by our honourable former President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee as a Boon to Mankind. She is an International Master Sound Bowl Healer and Trainer along with being a Motivational Speaker, Licensed NLP Trainer and Life Coach. She was honoured with a doctorate in Life Skill Education with specialisation in NLP and Sound therapy for her thesis, talks and work on wellness and joyous living which has touched the lives of more than 300,000 people in the past three years. Meet Mumbai based Sujata Singhi, who is on a mission to educate, empower and help people evolve to reach their highest potential.

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Left home as teen, struggled to make ends meet and now an Award Winning Goan Mixologist

Devi Singh Bhati

Indian alcoholic beverages market is one of the fastest growing industries in the world with several yet to be explored segments. Today, more and more establishments are starting to offer a range of cocktails, from basic to a wide range, as there is certainly a demand to meet. Innovation and novelty are becoming a norm and Indian Mixologists are becoming more creative in all aspects of making cocktails.Meet Goa based Devi Singh Bhati, Bartender and Mixologist, who has recently been honoured with the INCA 2017 Best Mixologist of Goa award. His is a story of determination, courage, will and hard work, all to bring his life, that had gone astray, back on the path to success.

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The Award winning Celeb Physio who turns setbacks into comebacks

Dr Masooma Ladiwala Physiotherapist Mumbai

One would be amazed at the complexities of the many systems in our body that allow us to function in our daily lives; functions which we often take for granted. With our lifestyle becoming more demanding with increased stress levels and reduced physical activity, occurrence of injuries and conditions which affect movement and function of our body parts are on the rise. They say Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them. Meet Mumbai based Award winning Celebrity Physiotherapist Dr. Masooma Ladiwala, who believes there is no better feeling than helping people to live normal, healthy and pain-free lives. From humble beginnings four years back to being a trusted physio for top bollywood celebrities today, this talented therapist has brought cheer in lives of many.

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He doesn’t design spaces, he designs relationships

Vipin Bakiwala Architect Jaipur

In today's world, the way we live, work and play is undergoing changes so fast that the distinction between office, home and recreation spaces is tending to blur. Architects and Interior Designers are experimenting with colors, light, texture and geometry that bring out the required function and form to fulfil multiple purposes in a defined amount of space. Meet Vipin Bakiwala, Architect, Interior and Product Designer from Jaipur, who constantly aims to experiment with spaces and materials by drawing inspirations from the Indian traditional concepts and international styles to create beautiful and connecting elements. He has been recently honoured as The Most Creative Interior Designer In Jaipur by India Business Awards, 2017.

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Nazima Arif honoured as Best Freelance Makeup Artist in Bengaluru for third year in a row

Nazima Arif - Studio Nazima - Best Freelance Makeup Artist Awards

Wedding is one of the most important events in a woman's life and looking best on that special day is the wish of every woman. It is said that when you love yourself, you look more beautiful. These days, anyone with a sense of style has myriad of options to pick from. However, you cannot really complete an ensemble without the perfect makeover! Makeup and Makeover artists play an important role as they enhance the bride's beauty and complement her wardrobe. Meet Makeup artist and Makeover specialist Nazima Arif, founder of Studio Nazima, who has been honoured with the The Best Freelance Makeup artist in Bengaluru award for the third year in a row at the recently concluded India Business Awards 2017.

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He unboxes a child’s potential with his Box of Science

Parag Gore Education Venture Box Of Science Activity Based Learning Pune

Most of us agree with the notion that Education System in India needs a revolution of sorts and not just reforms. The current system of book-based and theory-oriented teaching ought to be modified to make the students learn by practice and experience that will enable cognitive growth and development. While a majority of us only keep harping about it, there are few who have taken it upon themselves to change the current learning models. Meet Pune based Parag Gore, who, through the unique DIY kits produced by his edu venture Box of Science, is transforming the way science is experienced by the students and taught by teachers. With over 50,000 students benefitting from his Activity Based Learning models in the last 5 years, Parag feels his journey has only begun.

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National Award Winning Agri Official on a Mission to Popularise Science

G S Unnikrishnan Nair - National Science Communication Award 2017 by Department of Science and Technology

While we find many who only stick to their daily work routine throughout their career not going beyond their call of duty, here is a government official who stands out. Meet G S Unnikrishnan Nair, Deputy Director in the Department of Agriculture, Kerala, who is on a mission to popularise science among the masses. A popular science writer, science fiction writer, children’s writer, farm journalist, Science film maker and novelist in Malayalam, he has won 7 National awards and 8 State Awards for his work on science popularisation through print and electronic media.

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Delhi Engineering student among Top 5 Global Finalists for Red Hat Women in Open Source Award

Jigyasa Grover Red Hat Women in Open Source Award Finalist

Tremendous progress has been made in area of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). However, as per a study, only 11% of open source participants are women. Another study of GitHub developers from 2015 found that only around 6% were women. While we do not have data specific to India, we do know that Indians are making a great impact in the world of FOSS. Jigyasa Grover, an engineering student of Delhi Technological University, has made it to the top 5 finalists across the globe for the Red Hat 2017 Women in Open Source award in the Academic category for her contribution to the world of FOSS.

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Her award winning green technology innovation makes harmful pesticides redundant

Microbiz Network India honoured with Skoch Award

Microbiz Network India Ltd, an Agro Tech company based in Mumbai has developed and mastered a technology that makes the use of harmful chemical pesticides redundant. They have been recently honoured with the Skoch Order of Merit Award in recognition to their efforts in developing technology for inclusive growth of farmers, environmental damage control and sustainable farming.

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