Thursday, 2 July 2020

Aarya is someone who could go to

“Aarya is someone who could go to any lengths to protect her family,

especially her kids’’ reveals Ram Madhvani on the lead role in Hotstar

 specials latest show Aarya
The world of web series is booming more now than ever before. One of the shining examples of exemplary content in the digital space is director Ram Madhvani’s latest show, Hotstar specials Aarya. The trailer of the show was released just a few days back and it has already enchanted the audience with its intriguing storyline, thrilling sequences, and of course, the stellar cast.
The show will see the gorgeous and talented Sushmita Sen in the titular role. The actress who is known to have played brilliant characters in many of her films has been away from the screen for some time. The fans are showing their love and appreciation as she graces the screen with her presence once again. The trailer has gone beyond 25 million views in a very few days on social media.
Talking about his decision to cast Sushmita in the lead role, director Ram Madhvani says, “Sushmita is the definition of grace and substance in front of the camera. When we developed this show and its lead character, we had to look for someone who plays the several layers of this character with nuance. Sushmita fits this character like a glove.”
He further adds, “Aarya is someone who could go to any lengths to protect her family, especially her kids. And Sushmita seamlessly flowed into the character. No one could be a better choice than Sushmita to play Aarya.”
Hotstar Specials presents Aarya starring Sushmita Sen, Chandrachur Singh, Namit Das, Sikander Kher, and many more in the pivotal roles. The nine-episode crime drama, produced by Ram Madhvani Films (with Amita Madhvani as co-Producer) and co-created and co-directed by Ram Madhvani, is all set to stream on 19th June on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

Awake Proning and High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) are the

Awake Proning and High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) are the Game Changers in Covid Treatment that Help Cure Patients      

Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Vanagaram was one of the first hospitals in Chennai to step up and treat COVID patients in the private sector. An exclusive fever clinic at the hospital has treated over more than thousand patients. Apollo Speciality Hospitals Vangaram has saved many lives with HFNC and Awake Proning eliminating the need for ventilation.

Many COVID patients are profoundly Hypoxemic with low oxygen saturation- a condition called “Silent / Happy Hypoxia”. They will be completely normal and comfortable with no breathing difficulty, however, their oxygen level will be deteriorating at a faster pace. This can be picked up only by pulse oximeter. These patients really do well with oxygen supplementation alone.

With progression of the disease some of these patients with “Silent Hypoxia” become more hypoxic in spite of oxygen supplementation. This is where we have seen the results of “Awake Proning”. In any patient requiring more than 4 litres oxygen an awake proning protocol is employed. This simple non-invasive technique can eliminate the need for ventilation in some Covid-19 patients. “Awake Proning” is basically having patients turn over onto their stomach or onto their side while lying down. This method has been remarkably effective in boosting the “Blood Oxygen Saturation” levels in the covid patients who have silent Hypoxia.

Based on observation at Apollo Hospitals Vanagaram, the results are so encouraging in people with both silent Hypoxia and severe Hypoxia said Dr. Ebenezer, Senior Consultant and ICU Incharge “When the patients lie on the back, the fluid in the lung in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome accumulates in the bottom of the lung, the heart and other abdominal contents further compress the lung region leading to non-uniform ventilation. When proning is done the patient’s body is parallel to the ground, this flipping over will give more room to the lungs without any compression. Awake Proning eliminates the need for intubation and ventilatory support in some patients”

He also added, “Some patients with a severe disease become progressively hypoxic at the same time breathless requiring some form of support and assistance for which we use a High Flow Nasal Cannula or a non-invasive ventilator. In these patients also we employ awake proning to help us tide over the crisis and offset the hypoxemia.”

Below are details of few patients on who both Awake Proning and HFNC were used:

·         65yr old gentleman with coronary artery disease and H/O spine surgery had severe covid pneumonia. His CT severity index on admission was 26 and he became progressively hypoxic. We tried NIV but he was not tolerating, on employing HFNC with awake proning he beautifully settled down, A team of ICU technicians and nurses diligently worked on the protocol. Finally after two weeks of stay in ICU he was weaned off HFNC and walked home safely.


·         40 yr old diabetic patient was admitted with severe hypoxemia, admission CT scoring was 33, was treated effectively with HFNC/NIV and awake proning we were able to avoid intubation. Once we explained in detail the protocol and sought the cooperation of the patient we were surprised by his willingness to strictly adhere to the protocol. Constant motivation and encouragement from his family was a force multiplier.
 ·         72yr old DM with underlying COPD admitted with very bad lungs, severely hypoxic was initially managed with NIV and routine supportive treatment. Subsequently he became breathless and was intubated and placed on ventilatory support.after a prolonged stay on the ventilator he was successfully weaned and extubated, discharged after forty days in hospital proving that age is after all a number.

·         65yr old with no comorbids shifted from another hospital with severe respiratory distress COVID positive was subsequently intubated and ventilated. Patient required prolonged periods of paralysis and sedation. He was on LMWH. On stopping sedation paucity of movement noticed on left side. Shifted for CT brain, Right MCA territory infarct noted. Neurologist opinion obtained and treated appropriately. He started spiking fevers became hypotensive requiring vasopressors ,blood cultures grew MDR Acinetobacter, treated with colistin, survived septic shock. Slowly patient was weaned and extubated. Neuro-rehabilitation was provided and patient is ready for discharge.

·         39 yr old patient with admitted with C/O fever,cough and breathing difficulty with a CT severity of 33,got intubated for worsening hypoxia and was successfully weaned and extubated.He was treated with steroids, LMWH and Tocilizumab. He was a young individual who responded very well to invasive ventilatory support based on tried and tested ARDS ventilatory protocol.

Happy hypoxemia is a true phenomenon, HFNC and awake proning is a game changer and where there is a need there should be no hesitation no dilemma in instituting invasive ventilator support. Across the globe sick COVID pneumonia patients did not die because they were ventilated rather they died on the ventilator due to the disease per se and in many instances many lives were lost because of absolute lack of ventilators. As the war against COVID intensifies Apollo Speciality Hospitals Vanagaram will continue to be a beacon of hope for the sick and suffering in and around Chennai.

IndiGo launches Tough Cookie campaign to

IndiGo launches Tough Cookie campaign to thank medical frontline warriors
Announces up to 25% discount for doctors and nurses serving during COVID-19

At a time when the country is grappling with the most unprecedented pandemic of our times, IndiGo has launched ‘Tough Cookie’ campaign on the occasion of National Doctor's Day to express gratitude towards the tireless commitment and service being given by the medical fraternity to the nation and humanity. As part of the campaign, IndiGo will provide up to 25% Tough Cookie discount on the airfares to the nurses and doctors who have serviced in these challenging times. As part of the initiative, IndiGo will track the Tough Cookie journey to make it special every step of the way, starting from a complementary cookie tin at check-in, welcome announcement at the boarding gate, special Tough Cookie sticker on the PPE and in-flight announcement giving them a warm welcome on-board.

The nurses and doctors will be required to provide valid hospital IDs at the time of check-in as a proof of their identity. The discount will be offered while booking through IndiGo’s website, valid for sale and travel from July 01, 2020 till December 31, 2020.

William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “At IndiGo, we understand and respect the commitment that India’s frontline workers have shown during these challenging times. This campaign is our way of expressing profound gratitude for the services of the medical community in the nation. This is a heartfelt gesture for frontline medical workers everywhere - the undisputed heroes of 2020 – and a small way for us to demonstrate our support and thanks for their indispensable efforts.”

The ‘Tough Cookie’ campaign has been conceptualised to thank the frontline workers who are constantly putting themselves at risk to save lives and contribute in our battle against COVID-19. The campaign is conceptualised on the back of the initiative to express our gratitude to the frontline workers. IndiGo will run a 360-degree campaign on multiple platforms including Print, OOH, PR, social media, along with other on ground and in-flight activations to promote the initiative, which will go on till the year end. Content including interesting videos, static creatives, giphys, will be published across social media platforms to engage customers and create awareness around the service provided by the medical fraternity. Here’s to the brave hearts, the fearless, and the selfless – our doctors and nurses – a grand IndiGo salute to these Tough Cookies!

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Gourmet Passport presents

Gourmet Passport presents Home Chefs of Chennai From July 1st to July 10th

Gourmet Passport presents Home Chefs of Chennai, a cooking contest. To participate, submit a 30 second to 1 minute video of a single recipe you have cooked. It can be veg or non-veg, starters, main course or dessert. Presentation is very important.

The panel of illustrious judges comprises Ameeta Agnihotri, Chef Koushik and Chef Payal. The winners of the contest will be declared on 20th July and they stand to win exciting hampers from Fipola, KooX, Lyfe by Soul Garden Bistro, iD and Indiska Magic.

Date: 1st July to 10th July

Recipes must be emailed to

The recipes must have: Name of contestant, Name of the dish, Photograph of dish & contestant and Recipe.

Pls note:

• Entry open to non-professional home cooks only.

• All contestants must be over the age of 18 and residents of Chennai

வடசென்னை மாவட்ட *சூர்யா* நற்பணி இயக்கம் சார்பாக வட சென்னை

வடசென்னை மாவட்ட *சூர்யா* நற்பணி இயக்கம் சார்பாக வட சென்னை மாவட்டத்தில், திரு. வி. கா நகர் மண்டலத்தில் உட்பட்ட பெரம்பூர், கொளத்தூர், மாதாவரம் திருவிக நகர், பகுதிகளில், பெரம்பூர் பேருந்து நிலையம், பெரம்பூர் ரயில் நிலையம், ஜீவா ரயில் நிலையம், அயனாவரம், ஜமாலியா, புளியந்தோப்பு, மாதாவரம் பைபாஸ், மூலக்கடை போன்ற பகுதிகளில் #CoronaLockdown-ஆல் வீடுகள் இல்லாமல் தெருவில் வசித்து வரும் நபர்களுக்கு கடந்த *80 நாட்களாக* தினமும் மதியம் மற்றும் இரவு  சூர்யா நற்பணி இயக்கத்தை சார்ந்த நண்பர்கள் தலைமையில் தினமும் உணவளித்து வருகிறார்கள்...

80 நாட்களில் இதுவரை சுமார் *20,640 நபர்களுக்கு* உணவு மற்றும் தண்ணீர் பாட்டில் வழங்கப்பட்டுள்ளது..
சூரியா ரசிகர் மன்றம்

மும்பை மாணவர்களும் ஆல் பாஸ்!

*மும்பை மாணவர்களும் ஆல் பாஸ்!  தமிழக முதல்வரின் அட்டகாச அறிவிப்பு. முன்னெடுத்த பேரவைச் செயலாளர்..!*

"உலகெங்கும் கொரோனா வைரஸ் மக்களின் வாழ்வில் கோரத்தாண்டவம் ஆடி வரும் நிலையில் பத்தாம் வகுப்பு  மாணவர்களின் தேர்வு விசயமும் பெரும் கேள்விக்குரியாக இருந்தது. தேர்வுக்கு எப்படி தயாராவது..இப்போதிருக்கும் இறுக்கமான மனநிலையில் தேர்வை எப்படி எதிர்கொள்வது? என்று பத்தாம் வகுப்பு மாணவர்களும் பெற்றோர்களும் பெரும் மனச்சிக்கலில் இருந்தார்கள். இந்நிலையில் மாணவர்களின்  இறுக்கத்தை போக்கும் விதமாக மாண்புமிகு தமிழக முதல்வர் திரு.எடப்பாடி பழனிசாமி அவர்கள் பத்தாம் வகுப்பு மாணவர்கள் அனைவரும் ஆல்பாஸ் என்று அறிவித்து மாணவர்களின் எதிர்காலத்திற்கான நம்பிக்கையைக் கொடுத்தார். இந்நிலையில் தமிழ்நாட்டில் போலவே மும்பை தேர்வு மையத்தில் பதிவுசெய்த தமிழக அரசின் பாடத்திட்டத்தில் பயின்ற 69 மும்பை மாணவர்களையும் தேர்ச்சி பெற்றதாக அறிவிக்கும் படி..மகாராஷ்டிரா அம்மா பேரவை செயலாளர் திரு.ராஜேந்திர ராஜன் மாண்புமிகு தமிழக முதல்வருக்கு கோரிக்கை வைத்தார். மும்பை வாழ் தமிழ் மக்களின் எண்ணத்தை ஏக்கத்தை முதல்வரிடம் அவர் எடுத்துச் சொன்னார்.

 மக்களால் ஆன அம்மாவின் அரசை சிறப்புடன் நடத்தி வரும் முதல்வர் திரு. எடப்பாடி பழனிசாமி அவர்கள் மகாராஷ்டிரா மாநில அம்மா பேரவைச் செயலாளர் ராஜேந்திர ராஜன் அவர்களின் கோரிக்கையை பரிசீலித்து உடனடியாக,  "மும்பை தேர்வு மையத்தில் தமிழக அரசின் பாடத்திட்டத்தில் பயின்ற 69 மாணவர்களை தேர்ச்சி பெற்றதாக" அறிவித்தார். இதனால் அந்த மாணவர்களும் அவர்களின் பெற்றோர்களும் மிகுந்த மகிழ்ச்சியை அடைந்தார்கள்.

இது குறித்து மகாராஷ்டிரா அம்மா பேரவை செயலாளர் ராஜேந்திர ராஜன் கூறும்போது, "மக்களின் தேவை என்ன என்பதை அறிந்து அதை உடனடியாக நிறைவேற்றுதில் நம் முதல்வர் மிக சிறப்பானவர். இந்த 69 மாணவர்கள் தேர்வு விசயத்தை முதல்வரின் கவனத்திற்கு எடுத்துச் சென்றதும் கனிவோடு பரிசீலித்து துரிதமாக முடிவெடுத்து பெரும் மகிழ்ச்சியைப் பரிசளித்தார். மேலும் முதல்வரின் இந்த அறிவிப்பு அ.தி.மு.க தொண்டர்கள் மட்டுமின்றி மும்பை வாழ் தமிழ் மக்களுக்கும் பெரிய மகிழ்ச்சியைத் தந்துள்ளது. இதன் மூலம் அ.தி.மு.க-வையும் அதன் மக்கள் சேவை ஆட்சியையும் மகாராஷ்டிரா மாநிலத்தில் எல்லா இடங்களிலும்..எல்லோர் இதயங்களிலும் கொண்டு சேர்க்க முடியும் என்ற நம்பிக்கை எங்களுக்கு அதிகரித்துள்ளது" என்று தெரிவித்தார்.

ராஜேந்திரன் ராஜன் 'ட்ரான்ஸ் இண்டியா மீடியா& எண்டெர்டெயின்மெண்ட்' நிறுவனம் சார்பாக ஆரி - ஆஷ்னாசவேரி நடிப்பில் 2018-ல் வெளியான 'நாகேஷ் திரையரங்கம்' என்ற திரைப்படத்தைத் தயாரித்திருந்தார்.

Abhishek Bachchan shares

Abhishek Bachchan shares the chilling trailer of his debut web-series
Breathe Into The Shadows

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