Monday, 25 May 2020

IndiGo plans on flying more than 200 daily flights until

IndiGo plans on flying more than 200 daily flights until May 31, 2020. Our customers can be assured that any flight that is on sale during this period is compliant to the latest Covid-19 guidelines issued yesterday night by the different states. 

Our schedule also takes in to account that some stations could only be opened at a later stage due to certain constraints imposed by different airports and states. IndiGo’s flight operations will support more than 20,000 passengers to be home by tonight. 

IndiGo operations ran smoothly and as o
f today afternoon, 85% of our flights have reached their final destination within 30minutes of scheduled arrival time. There were no major delays or any other disruptions.
IndiGo is ensuring to provide courteous and hassle-free travel experience for its passengers by following additional measures including: 
 1. Website updated with all state requirements and SOPs for travel 

2. Multiple mock drills for the staff whereas to facilitate the new guidelines for flying 
Due to the change in state guidelines affected passengers were provided flexibility to either rebook on alternate flights or transfer their complete booking amount into credit shells for future bookings.

Enormous Brands decodes the

Enormous Brands decodes the ‘Lock-down Consumer’; India is bullish about SENSEX in future 

Enormous Brands surveyed the changing sentiments, attitudes, and habitual changes in India’s citizens, across the country’s top 6 cities during the unforeseen lock-down

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

·         56% believe that Sensex will hit 50K in less than 2 years’ time and there is a 28% increase in the internet banking users
·         74% of the population misses their daily newspaper and are waiting for the service to resume
·         Data suggests that 47% of Indians are willing to pay up to 25% higher for Indian made goods over Chinese made
·         66% feel PM Narendra Modi is the most apt world-leader to handle this crisis
·         TV shines over OTT. 43% see cable TV as the primary entertainment in the high-income households


Chennai, April 28, 2020: The stay-at-home mandate has changed the behavior and attitudes of many Indians. Indians who were born and brought up asking for ‘Dhaniya’ or ‘Mirchi’ free from the vegetable vendors are now buying vegetables and other consumables without asking prices. Stay-at-home orders have thus caused visible major shifts in people’s behavior.

India is bullish about SENSEX in future

The study showed India will emerge as a winner in the on-going crisis.
58% believe that India will emerge as a ‘favorite country to trade with’. 54% state they have witnessed a drop of 30% in their stock and Mutual Fund portfolio. Even after this southward trend of the SENSEX, it is viewed optimistically. 44% believe that the SENSEX will bounce back to 40K levels in about a year’s time and 56% believe that it will hit 50K in less than 2 years’ time thanks to domestic development (22%), strong internal consumption (14%) and FII (37%).

India’s older adopt digital

The study shows a sharp increase (47%) adoption among elders (55-65 years) of e-commerce – ordering milk, grocery and home essentials and paying through wallets / UPI.
The banks have been promoting Internet banking for over a decade, in just the last month the data suggest that first time users have increased by 28%. The maximum shift of 33% is among the age group of 35-50 years age segments – this is the ‘bankers’ delight segment as it is the most profitable customer band.

Newspaper poised for a strong return

Lots of international researches suggest 21 days can break or form a habit. However, this study suggests otherwise when it comes to a daily newspaper. 74% miss their daily newspaper and are waiting for the service to resume.
While 29% have moved to reading newspapers online, only 4% would unsubscribe from the hard copy. Looks like the newspaper is a habit like coffee that has grown on the Indian palette, making it difficult to part with.

COVID – 19 helps push the ‘Make in India’ agenda

42% believe that there is an active and deliberate attempt by China to spread COVID across the world for economic gains. This has led to a strong anti-China sentiment
The data suggests that 47% of Indians are willing to pay up to 25% higher for Indian made goods over Chinese made. There is a strong sentiment that the world should unite against China to stop using China as the world’s manufacturer, even if it is cost-inefficient.

The BJP government is applauded for its COVID – 19 action plans

The study suggests BJP is emerging as ‘super’ force across age bands, genders and also across communities (including minorities).
PM Narendra Modi is seen by 64% as a world leader and 66% feels he is the most apt leader to handle this crisis. The government’s ‘Tech’ initiatives followed by their courage to lock-down the country and its medical response set up where the 3 most admired achievements of the BJP government.

Television grows strength to strength during lock-down

The study suggests TV still shines over OTT. 43% see cable TV as the primary entertainment in the high-income households. 13% across the sample size have re-activated their DTH / Cable subscription.
Interestingly, ‘news’ has emerged as the new GEC’s. A staggering 64% of TV viewing time across the TV viewing population is spent on the news channels. 43% believe that news reporting is unbiased and 27% believe that there is a clear indication that few news channels are pro a particular political party.  

Commenting on the outcome of the study, Mr. Ajay Verma, Managing Partner, Enormous Brands, said, “The young Indian population is behaving very differently from other parts of the globe. The study suggests a high level of optimism even in a situation that has brought the entire world in a lock-down and also showcased that households feels confident about the revival of the Indian economy.”
He further added, “This study was conducted to help brands understand how the current situation is molding the habits, behavior and attitudes of Indians. We believe this will help us shape client communication and offer strategic counsel in line with the prevailing sentiments of the consuming class.”

Editor’s Notes: The excerpts as above are from a proprietary online study done by Enormous Bands. The study was a quantitative web-based study, administered between 30th of March and 22nd of April 2020. The total sample size was 3737 and the dispersion was as follows.
Mumbai: 837, Delhi (Incl. NCR) 782, Bengaluru 774, Chennai 519, Pune 428 and Ahmedabad 397. 88% of the respondents had an annual income of Rs. 5 lac plus and one-fourth of the sample has an income level of Rs. 20 Lac+. 68% of the samples were graduates.

For additional information on this survey, individuals and companies can send an email to info@enormous.be for the full report / individual or specific sections of this research. The research covers attitude and behavior changes across segments like the employer and employee expectations, e-commerce, FMCG, BSFI, Auto, FMCG, Retail among some of the sectors covered.

This World Dance Day groove to the first-ever Online Dance Festival organized by

This World Dance Day groove to the first-ever Online Dance Festival organized by
Dance with Madhuri
        The festival includes masterclasses by Farah Khan, Saroj Khan and a magical performance by Madhuri Dixit Nene and Pt. Birju Maharaj

As the whole world  practices social distancing by staying safe in their own homes, organizations , have stepped up by using the power of the digital world and Madhuri Dixit Nene’s dance academy Dance with Madhuri(DWM) has taken a lead to help people relieve stress while learning something new, during these difficult times.
Dance With Madhuri(DWM) is organizing a first of its kind two-day online dance festival which kickstarted on 29th April 2020 on World Dance Day. The festival will take place across Dance With Madhuri social properties like Instagram, YouTube and their website and users will get an opportunity to learn different dance forms, attend LIVE workout sessions and a series of interesting sessions & masterclasses.
29th April, Day 1 of the festival will witness :
        Kruti Mahesh,  the national award winning dancer/choreographer will share thoughts & tips for budding dancers on “How to turn your passion for dance into a profession?”
        Dance & fitness goes hand in hand. Harish Shetty, an ace fitness coach will host a session on “Dance and fitness during these tough times of COVID 19”
        The highlight of the day - a dance master class with the queen of Bollywood, Madhuri Dixit Nene. Learn 5 of the most iconic songs like “Ek do Teen” “Tamma Tamma” “Ghagra” & "Aaja Nachle" in an exclusive mashup
        Shalini Bhargava would take a 45 minute dance fitness session featuring Masala bhangra & cardio pilates
        Mohena Kumari Singh will converse about the surge of dance influencers, Tik Tok, dance challenges and more.
        Get inspired by the story of Kumar Sharma who will talk about his journey as a dancer and choreographer as part of the Masterclass on day 1 of the festival
        Closing Day 1 of the DWM Dance Festival with a bang, attend a  class by Bertwin D’Souza covering the basics of hip hop


Day 2 will witness a range of sessions & dance classes featuring the legends Pt. Birju Maharaj ji, Saroj Khan and more. The day kickstarts with Bhakti Deshpande on a session about Indian classical dance forms followed by dance classes from Parth Sethi, Somya Kautia and  Aishwarya Radhakrishnan.
The The first edition of  the 2 day, DWM Dance Festival 2020 ends with a special masterclass & interaction between the “dhak dhak girl” Madhuri Dixit Nene and Farah Khan a personality who dons many hats of a dancer, choreographer, director & producer.


Commenting on the same, Madhuri Dixit Nene says, “With the ongoing global lockdown, we wanted to provide our users with an opportunity to relieve stress while learning something new within the sanctity of their own homes. After successfully enabling our users to learn for free from our platform since 1st April, we have created an online experience for our dance community with the DWM Dance Festival. It will be 2 days of fun and learning from the best dancers, choreographers and industry experts.”
This festival will surely make the best use of everyone’s time and beat the lockdown blues. It was Streamed LIVE on 29th & 30th April only on dancewithmadhuri.com
Click here to watch Madhuri's videos on 
Madhuri Dixit Nene Video:

Amidst the lockdown Millind Gaba, Aparshakti Khurana

Amidst the lockdown Millind Gaba, Aparshakti Khurana and King 
Kaazi collaborate with T-Series to entertain you with yet another song

Popular music label T-Series has been releasing songs during lockdown to lift the spirits of everyone, hoping that people will emerge stronger after the coronavirus pandemic.
Leading the pack is the amazing trio Millind Gaba, Aparshakti Khurana and King Kaazi who will be seen in song Teri Yaari. The lyrics to this most cherishable bond of friendship are penned by Millind Gaba, Viruss, stylish Singh, and King Kaazi.
Aparshakti Khurana expresses, ''I was simply struck by the lyrics which got me thinking about the bond between friends in any circumstances. At once, we decided to make it into a song. We have aptly named it Teri Yaari.''
"This is the first time three of us have come together to share our friendship out there and try to strengthen everyone else’s during the lockdown in a creative way," Millind Gaba said.
King Kaazi further adds, ''The crisis is building up a united nation leaving aside all differences, the song points out.''
Sung by Millind Gaba, Aparshakti Khurana and King Kaazi, composed by Millind Gaba #MUSICMG, the song Teri Yaari has been penned by Millind Gaba, King Kaazi Viruss and Stylish Singh. The music video is out on 
T-Series’ YouTube channel which is directed by Navjit Buttar.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tisca Chopra took the onus

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tisca Chopra took the onus 
to help people get through this tough time. Here’s how
The government of India had extended the country-wide lockdown till 3rd May 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19 in the nation. In this quarantine period, a lot of celebrities from B-Town are trying to help their fans through various activities. Some are suggesting good books, some have post videos of cooking and some are spending time learning new things.
Meanwhile, actress Tisca Chopra found a unique way to help the masses through this lockdown. She conducted a live session in her Instagram account with Dr Sanjay Chugh who specialises in Neuro-Psychiatry. The enlightening session lasted for an hour where they discussed poignant issues people are dealing with currently, right from anxieties to parenting, in the lockdown.
As a lot of us are staying home these days along with our family members and many are also doing work from home, so Tisca asked Dr Chugh about how can one overcome the anxiety and mental trouble during the lockdown.
Sharing her thoughts on this, Tisca said, “Due to this pandemic, we all are sitting in our homes and there are chances that we might feel anxious with this drastic change in our lifestyle. Due to this isolation period, anxiety and mental health is a big issue today. We might do Yoga and other workouts to keep ourselves healthy physically but it is equally important to stay fit mentally too and so, I decided to get Dr Chugh on board though by Instagram to explain people a lot of factors related to their psyche.”
She further added, “Dr Chugh is a well-known Neuro-Psychiatrists whom I have known for many years. I urged him to do this so that we can help share the right information and the right strategy to deal with the issues that people are going through. The fight isn’t over yet and I hope that I can keep doing my bit by hosting more sessions like these for everyone.”  
Amidst this lockdown, Tisca Chopra has no doubt efficiently used the social media platforms and tried to help with one of the major obstacles people are dealing with during this lockdown and that is mental health.

Bhushan Kumar's homage to friendship

Bhushan Kumar's  homage to friendship -- Teri Yaari --  featuring 
Millind Gaba, Aparshakti Khurana & King Kaazi is OUT now on 
T-Series' YouTube channel
At a time when a major health crisis looms over India at large, Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series has been digging into their bank of content and bringing entertainment to people's homes during the lockdown. After the Care Concert and launching a few songs in the last one month, including the recently released blockbuster track Bewafai, the music label has now unveiled their next track - Teri Yaari - a beautiful anthem about everlasting friendship.
The song revolves around the life of three best friends, played by Millind Gaba, Aparshakti Khurana and King Kaazi, who have also lent their vocals to the track.
The music video, shot at the Hauz Khas village and on the outskirts of Delhi, much before the lockdown was announced has got a vibrant vibe to it. Millind Gaba and King Kaazi return to T-Series to create this fun, smash hit about friendship. Aparshakti who made his music video debut last year with T-Series' successful single Kudiye Ni joins them and together they make a terrific trio as can be seen in the video.
The song, conceived by Sunil Sethi, replete with peppy Bhangra beats, will make you tap your feet and at the same time tug at your heartstrings and remind you of your closest buddies. In that sense T-Series' Teri Yaari serves as a perfect encomium to the unbreakable bond between friends. With music by Millind Gaba #MusicMG and lyrics by Millind Gaba, King Kaazi, Viruss and Stylish Singh, the song is guaranteed to make you reminisce those carefree days spent with your gang.




Bhushan Kumar, head honcho of T-Series, says, "It’s been proved that music can relieve stress and soothe the mind. During this period of lockdown and self-isolation, we are glad that we can bring one more fun song which you can enjoy from your home. Teri Yaari is a beautiful track that celebrates friendship in a very matter-of-fact way. It’s about the little but priceless joy we experience with our friends while growing up.  Teri Yaari is dedicated to all the BFFs out there. It was lovely to have the talented trio of Millind, Kazi and Aparshakti on board for Teri Yaari."
Millind Gaba tells us, "Kaazi and I, along with another fabulous artist, Viruss, were jamming together when we thought of this concept of making a friendship song on a Bhangra beat. That's how we cracked Teri Yaari in about two hours.  This was my first collaboration with Aparshakti paaji. I expected him to be more formal but he's a humble, grounded person who loves doing masti. He's a fun person to hang out with. I love my friends and after Yaar Mod Do, this is my second token of love for my friends and everyone who appreciates my work."
Aparshakti shares, "After Kudiye Ni, I was planning to do my next single with T-Series. Millind and Kaazi were also in touch with the team to do their next. It was by chance that the entire team asked us if we would like to collaborate. We share a certain kind of respect for each other's work and we all met and decided to do it. Teri Yaari happened and it sounds like a really cool friendship anthem. People who are missing their friends during this period of lockdown will love this track."
King Kaazi, on the other hand, reveals, "Teri Yaari is not dedicated to a particular age group. It is a song that everyone will connect with -- from kids to adults, as well as the older generation. I believe friendship is the best kind of relationship in the world and we value our friends very much.  So Teri Yaari is a fun Bhangra song that celebrates dosti and will remind you of your own buddies."
Bhushan Kumar's Teri Yaari, featuring and sung by Millind Gaba, Aparshakti Khurana and King Kaazi, has music by Millind Gaba #MusicMG. The team of Teri Yaari would specially like to thank Anup Kumar. The song, written by Millind, Kaazi, Viruss and Stylish Singh, is video directed by Navjit Buttar and is OUT now on T-Series' YouTube channel.
YT Link of the song: https://youtu.be/oAIdRdT1-iw

கொரோனா வைரஸால் உயிரிழந்தவரின் உடலை அடக்கம் செய்ய

கொரோனா வைரஸால் உயிரிழந்தவரின் உடலை அடக்கம் செய்ய எதிர்ப்பு தெரிவித்தால் குண்டர் சட்டம் பாயும் எனும் அறிவிப்பை வரவேற்கிறேன் - நடிகர் ஆரி



கொரோனா வைரஸால் பாதிக்கப்பட்டு உயிரிழந்தவரின் உடலை அடக்கம் செய்ய எதிர்ப்பு தெரிவித்தால் குண்டர் சட்டம் பாயும் என்ற காவல்துறையின் அறிவிப்பை வரவேற்கிறேன் - நடிகர் ஆரி

கொரோனா வைரசால் பாதிக்கப்பட்டு உயிரிழக்க நேர்ந்தால் மருத்துவர்கள் செவிலியர்கள் காவல்துறையினர்கள் துப்புரவு தொழிலாளர்கள் மற்றும் பத்திரிகையாளர் களை அரசு மரியாதையுடன் உடல் அடக்கம் செய்ய வேண்டும் என்று வேண்டுகோள் வைத்த நடிகர் ஆரி


கொரோனா வைரஸால் பாதிக்கபட்டு உயிரிழந்தவர்களின் உடல் அடக்கம் செய்ய எதிர்ப்பு தெரிவித்தால் குண்டர் சட்டம் பாயும் என்ற காவல்துறை அறிவிப்பை  வரவேற்பதாக கூறிய நடிகர் ஆரி, மேலும் மருத்துவர்கள், செவிலியர்கள், காவல்துறையினர்கள், பத்திரிக்கையாளர்கள் மற்றும் துப்புரவு தொழிலாளர்கள் ஆகியோர் இந்த வைரஸால் பாதிக்கப்பட்டு உயிரிழந்தால் அவர்களுக்கு அரசு மரியாதையுடன் அவர்களின் உடலை அடக்கம் செய்ய வேண்டும் என்று வேண்டுகோள் விடுத்துள்ளார்,

 காரணம் நாட்டை பாதுகாக்க ராணுவ வீரர்கள் தன் உயிரை துச்சமென எண்ணி வாழும் அதே வாழ்க்கையை தான் தற்போது இங்கு உள்ள மேலே குறிப்பிட்ட அனைத்து துறையினரும்  செய்கிறார்கள், தங்கள் குடும்பங்களில் இருந்து விலகி உயிரை துச்சமென நினைத்து நம் நாட்டுக்காக, நாட்டு மக்களுக்காக இவர்கள் தற்போது களத்தில் ஈடுபட்டு வருகிறார்கள்.

 எனவே இதுபோன்ற களப்பணியில் உள்ளவர்கள் உயிரிழந்தால் அவர்களை ராணுவ வீரர்கள் போல் அடக்கம் செய்ய வேண்டும் என்று வேண்டுகோள் வைத்தார்.

மேலும் கொரோனா வைரசால் இறந்தவர்களின் உடலில் இருந்து இந்நோய் மற்றவர்க்கு   பரவாது என்று உலக சுகாதார மையம் தெள்ளத் தெளிவாகக் கூறியதையும் இங்கு