Chetnaa Verma of Noida, Uttar Pradesh was the winner of the Glenfiddich 'Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award' for Glenfiddich’s Artists in Residence Programme – 2014 in Scotland. Chetnaa received an award worth of INR 10,00,000, including 3 months' residency allowance at The Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland.
A Grand Coup
The all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupé, the ultimate four-door high performance sports coupé, was launched in India at the new BMW Group Training Centre. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “Seemingly unstoppable, compellingly sporty, a singular presence – the all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupé does not follow conventional rules; it sets new standards. It is available in a petrol variant at an All India ex-showroom price of INR 1,75,40,000.
Dreaming a new Reality
Mike Rana’s latest non-fiction book 'A wonderful world – dreams and reality', was released by KTS Tulsi, Rajya Sabha member. The Event was attended by about 200 people.It was a book launch combined with a Panel Discussion on: 'How I can contribute' - of course, without help from the government.Jyotsna Rana, a well-known performer in the NCR, provided a musical story of 6 decades of Independence - with the help of children.
Xebia rings in Agile NCR 2014
Gurgaon witnessed the 7th edition of the most-awaited Agile event – ‘Agile NCR 2014’ - organised by Xebia. This year it featured a three days’ extravaganza of Pre-Conference Workshops, Presentations and Panel Discussions under multiple tracks at the Vivanta by Taj. Agile NCR is the largest, most comprehensive Event serving the Agile community, and provides attendees with hands-on trainings and workshops in a variety of disciplines - to help improve their knowledge and application of Agile. These Workshops were led by experts. The attendees were able to discover tools designed to help them do their jobs better and learn about best practices to improve their adoption of Agile. AgileNCR 2014 also included the first Agile CXO’s Conclave in India - wherein Directors, CXOs & COOs from various technology companies deliberated on the need for adopting Agile in their organisations, and how as leaders they can benefit from it. Madhur Kathuria, Director of Xebia Agile Consulting and Transformation said, “By enhancing our attendees’ experience in 2014 with intensive and interactive workshops on Agile, AgileNCR 2014 has become an even more valuable resource for technology professionals. The Conference helped the attendees discover the force of Lean and Agile, which can make a significant difference to their way of working”. Anand Sahay, CEO, Xebia added, “It gives me immense pleasure to get appreciation from our attendees, who always leave satisfied with the value they get from the Conference. They learn and explore various Agile techniques, which help them adapt better to current technology challenges and facilitate the growth of their organisations.”
DLF5 in association with Urban Suburban Productions (USP) organised a thought-provoking Act titled 'God! I’m No Goddess' at Club5. The Play was a theatrical celebration of womanhood and has been conceptualised, scripted and directed by Vanessa Ohri and Farah Singh and produced by Urban Suburban Productions. The Play comprises 7 playlets that seek to shatter the stereotypes thrust upon women by society and celebrates, instead, the Real Woman, in all her wonderful shades.
A Naturopathy Workshop on World Health Day
Orchid Petals Housing Society organised a workshop on ‘Empowering yourself to good health through the goodness of Nature’.