EXCELEON, Mumbai

INTRODUCTION

E X C E L E O N – A Music, Culture and Lifestyle brand for the young-minded.

The E X C E L E O N project modestly began for those who live and love music. The aim was to unite like-minded people and create a close knit family of individuals who can express and spread their love for music.

The World Needs Music
So watch this space and express your love for all things we do…..

The E X C E L E O N Group

The E X C E L E O N Group is a multifaceted luxury lifestyle group that creates and curates brands.

E X C E L E O N Music produces and manages music, talent and sound design on the whole, whilst collaborating with artists globally.

E X C E L E O N Culture & Clothing caters to the urban youth, risk takers and music lovers. The elusive collection rolls out once a year.

E X C E L E O N Racing is innovative in its purified appearance. In refining and re-defining cars, it injects the highest ecological innovations and technical modifications into these projects and wins over its exclusive clientele through impeccable design competence and signature looks. A precocious consciousness and profound knowledge of cars; the most revolutionary technology is used in all areas of vehicle individualization to pioneer these new designs. It is hand crafted, as appropriate to a client.

E X C E L E O N Lifestyle focuses on luxury end living. An intimate approach is taken in envisaging a space and making it your own.
It designs and develops spaces with its primary belief – ‘The world needs music’ and creates a venue in perfect harmony with its surroundings.

All seamlessly weaved into one, The E X C E L E O N Group is driven to define new paradigms of our very existence.

ANJUNA, Goa

ANJUNA AND THE ART OF LIFE

Anjuna, a picturesque sea side village in North Goa is strewn between the Arabian Sea and the overshadowing hill that overlooks the beach. A stunning beach site indeed!

The beach itself is marked by the presence of strikingly unusual rocky formations enveloping a cove of white sand and black rock that extends into the sea, popularly called ‘the Jewel of Anjuna’ or ‘Ozran’.

The rustic Chapora fort and magnificent Albuquerque mansion remain the highlights of this beach.

Anjuna plays home to the world renowned and vibrant Wednesday Night Flea Market, that rolls from dawn to dusk, in tow with the artists, artisans, seers, searchers, explorers and itinerant expatriates it collects from across the globe. It still remains a favorite of residents and first-timers alike.

This otherwise busy-by-night beach haven also has a host of laid back art cafes and restaurants for some peace and quiet. You will also find adventurous water sports that boast of an exhilarating and active lifestyle.

There is a part spiritual, part cosmic air enveloping ANJUNA that just draws you in.
Once you’re here, it’s here you want to be!

BEACH HEAVEN, Goa

BEACH HEAVEN, ANJUNA

BEACH HEAVEN, Anjuna is an ambitious residential project helmed by Kashmita Properties Pvt. Ltd. that looks to converge with what Anjuna has to offer and transcend the quality of life, while keeping its inherent cultural and artistic background in check.

Quintessentially located at Anjuna Beach, in close proximity to Thalasa Restaurant and the Wednesday Night Market, this architecturally significant residential property stretches over 3.5acres wide.
In tune with the cozy Goan lifestyle and the stylized Portuguese touch, BEACH HEAVEN, ANJUNA offers lavish and spacious apartments to create a plush and comfortable stay. Nestled in the heart of Anjuna, it is easily accessible and well surrounded by places that cater to your everyday needs.
Further embedded with great places to eat and drink, you’ll often find yourself at a nearby beach café watching the sun go down, knowing you made the right decision.
Here at Beach Heaven, Anjuna you’ll find a dream home and a perfect balance to life.

– A Project by Kashmita Properties Pvt. Ltd.

TRAVEL, Spain

Listed as the third-best travel destination in the world; south-west of Europe lies Spain. If it wasn’t on your mind yet, suggest you put it on your bucket list.

Far stretched landscapes, littered beaches to untamed deserts; geographically speaking, Spain seems to have it all. Going hand in glove with its beautiful environ is its beaming rich architecture and culture – the Roman Relics, the Muslim Palaces, the Baroque Cathedrals and the Gothic ‘Gaudi’ architecture is breathtaking to say the very least.

The culture is no less diverse. Along with good public schooling, affordable housing and open business opportunities, Spain offers a fantastic lifestyle. In the open era, Spain seems to have become synonymous with virtually everything- tourism, sports, cuisine, nightlife, and well now a real hotspot for movies as well. Leaving no surprise for its leaping popularity, Spain simply seems to be offering the whole package.

Its capital since 1952, Madrid is centrally located and well connected. It plays host to the Spanish Government and the Royal Family. Apart from being culturally significant, with some of the best art galleries such as the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, it is also described as the financial capital of Spain. Not only does it boast an active lifestyle, but also a predominant nightlife. Madrid tames the term “Work hard, play hard.”

Ranked third by Forbes.com as “The World’s Happiest Cities,” there is not enough that can be said about Barcelona. Referred to as “the classic Mediterranean city” and “Spain’s Mediterranean jewel,” Barcelona promises to unveil an experience of a lifetime. The Gothic ‘Gaudi’ architecture, surreal buildings and majestic churches unfold one of the most stylish cities in the world. Along with the modern-day Picasso’s, there’s no denying that Barcelona continues to break ground in Art and Architecture. Top places to visit in Barcelona include Catedral de la Seu, Santa Maria del Mar, Casa Mila, Palau Guell (Guell Palace), Temple Exiatori de la Sagradia Familia (Expiatory Church of the Holy Family), La Rambla, Tibidabo, Park Guell and Bouqeria market. Barcelona has so much to offer and keeps you coming back for more. It truly is a journey in pursuit of happiness.

The increasing popularity in tourism, has made access to Spain that much easier. A little poking around on the net and you can easily find reasonable flights to and within Spain, affordable accommodation and hotels. One such place is tripadvisor.com. Great travel packages are available elsewhere too. Once in Spain, the reliable network of roads and railways takes care of you. Domestic flights are also convenient and low cost. Top places to visit in Spain are El Chorro, Park & Alquezar, the Rio Tinto River, Ronda, Gaztelugatxe, Granada and Cuenca.

When in Spain, you can also watch the toreros (bullfighters), stroll the Las Ramblas (shopping street), dance with the flamenco bailadors (dancers), engage in daily siestas (midday naps), learn Castilian (language), feast on tapas (delicacy), sip on sangrias (fruit wine), strum the guitar and explore the vibrant night life.
The picture pretty much paints itself.

If Spain doesn’t pull you to plan a trip, I’m not sure what will.

Copyrights Reserved 2015, Varun Kumar

DEL CHEN, China

Urbane with a free-spirited vitality; Del Chen clothing is aesthetically and imaginatively effortless. A relaxed modernity infused with fluid silhouettes and the finest selection of natural fabrics, Del Chen offers a unique chic allure to contemporary clothing, rendering them luxurious yet easy to wear.

The collection ‘WHITE’ denotes a concept reflected by the simplicity and subtlety of all that’s natural. It provokes emotion and suggests beyond what one can see.

A seamless blend of natural fabrics and natural hues, Del Chen’s inspiration is further drawn from his Chinese heritage – the ethereal dramatic and unconventional beauty of Lin Daiyu from the Chinese literature masterpiece – Dream of the Red Chamber.

Representative of Lin Daiyu’s wardrobe in a modern city, step back and render the calm that is ‘WHITE’

Zayin, Mumbai

The traditional essence of hand drawn designs and skilled carpentry, combined with the brilliance of technology – Zayin is the culminated interpretation of Lata Valia, designer and architect.

A seamless blend of artistry and craftsmanship, it reflects an inspired collection borne from traditional design infused with the contemporary touch.

The intent lies in helping you create an environment that brings vision to life.

Zayin – The Collection

From mere simplicity to a keen sense of style, opulence and design, the collection displays an unparalleled range of exquisite furniture and fine interiors.

It relays from chic home décor accents and accessories to Zen inspired, including minimalistic pieces, European design and state of the art furniture.

Evolved over time, we bring you handcrafted furniture in its finest impeccable form.

Essentials Design, Mumbai

Essentials Design is a leading manufacturer and marketer of distinctive furniture – an industry favorite in innovative design and lifestyle.

Procuring fine hard wood to the subsequent production flow, and ultimately leading to the finishing, packaging and delivery of furniture,
Essentals Design does it all.

Essentials Design is a family owned business directed by Lata Valia, a prolific designer and architect who looks to retain the same exquisite craftsmanship displayed when she produced her first piece of furniture over three decades ago.The business now progresses along with her two sons who look to carry forward the family tradition and touch.
In being one of the most trusted names in the field and having built a robust reputation for design leadership and skilled craftsmanship, we undertake all activities in terms of manufacturing and design. Also specialising in residences, show-flats and hotels, we ascertain furniture of impeccable quality and enduring value.

In creating the perfect look for your lifestyle and budget, we bring style and comfort to every setting.

Why Essentials Design

Essentials Design is a full scale manufacturing unit that reliably undertakes all activities including production, delivery of furniture & design assistance.

We ensure the highest standards of quality and excellence associated with our brand and its heritage.

ZARDOZE, Singapore

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Arcana of Art

ZARDOZE looks to disseminate from the ordinary nucleus of fashion and create its own individuality. In bringing together all essential elements, ZARDOZE’s collection is synced to style. The style quotient is unique and ever-lasting, yet constantly evolving; brought about by a continuum of curiosity and expertise.

 

OUR COMPANY

Founded in 2011, ZARDOZE came in as part of the Grayden Capital Group and has quickly transcended into the field of woman’s fashion. Focused on handcrafted embellishments, it now simply stands apart.

Assembled with a strong creative framework and a culturally diverse team of top designers, ZARDOZE encourages, supports and represents their freedom of expression.

In highlighting and resurrecting this contemporary art form that perpetrates a crucial voice in addressing the concerns of creative history, ZARDOZE maintains a keen sense of aesthetics and evolving trends in carefully defining its collection.

Along with a clothing line that projects modern-day silhouettes infused with artisan cuts, ZARDOZE puts forward fashion that reflects its historic and stylistic importance.

Fashion trend spotters had said, “ZARDOZE looks to exemplify what is next on the international scene,” and they were proven right when ZARDOZE signed up exclusively with Singapore’s retail giants ‘Robinsons’ before the launch of their first collection.

Based out of Singapore, ZARDOZE now takes course in redefining woman’s fashion.

 

OUR STORY

We began this journey into the world of fashion to carve our niche and stand out by focusing on well defined embellished garments.

The fact that this type of embellishment work is an art form in itself inspired the name ZARDOZE; derived from the ancient royal art form of gold embroidery.

Each collection foretells a unique story, individually brought forward by our culturally diverse team of designers.

From concept to creation, we embark on an adventure to embrace the confident and powerful women of today. All our garments emphasize excellence with attention to detail. Production starts with a hand- picked selection of the finest fabrics and embellishments, and directs to a perfect finish.

ZARDOZE doesn’t end with the purchase and acquisition of a fashion statement. It goes on down to the after-sales service and attention given to all our clients; something we take very personally, and is emphasized by our complimentary alterations and bespoke creations.

Ultimately, ZARDOZE is our way of rewarding the confident woman

 

Mpower, Mumbai

PROFILE
Over the last decade, mPOWER has pioneered and perfected the art of Strategy Execution and Performance Monitoring.Stationed in Mumbai and Singapore, mPOWER delivers end-to-end solutions for businesses via its flagship brand and product suite, COVENARK®.mPOWER can transform your organization by offering an array of powerful automated solutions that can be tailored as required. Despite a small footprint, organizations can now operate worldwide.We focus on Services and Solutions in Performance Monitoring and Strategy Execution that are Customizable, Scalable, User Friendly and Cost Effective, with a promise to deliver on commitments.
VISION
To be the number one Branded Product Development Company in Asia and the World, providing high quality software products & services that empower business.
To become a One Stop Performance Management Shop on the net & on the ground that empowers business by Aligning People, Processes & Projects to Business Strategy.
MISSION
To create and implement software solutions that empower our customers to execute their strategy and realize their Vision.To create an environment that inculcates sharing of knowledge and transformation of ideas, by being prepared for changes, with innovation put into action.To encourage strong values of Trust, Integrity, Transparency, Generosity, Confidence and Unity.To create opportunities of growth for every member through Motivation, Learning and Leadership.Keeping Customer Satisfaction at the forefront, as a strategy focused organization.

ALCOVIA (Revised), Singapore

Alcovia is a multifaceted creative agency based in Singapore. We work alongside our clients to design and build comprehensive strategies that encompass the ever-changing marketing mediums of today.

Our dedicated team of designers, programmers and tactical thinkers offer a varied host of services that include branding, communication design, ecommerce, web development, social media marketing and online ad campaigns.

At Alcovia, we do.

Solutions: Providing clients with targeted, result oriented creative solutions.

Listening: Keeping the client brief at the heart of our work.

Nouveau: New and improved techniques are implemented for digital viability.

Goals: Advertising is goal oriented in every aspect. Here at Alcovia, we prioritize your goals and objectives.

Creative

We develop ideas, strategies and modern solutions that effectively build awareness for your brand. Our team will mind map, brainstorm and conceptualize ideas, which communicate with your target audience across all mediums.

Branding

Whether it’s rebranding a firm or launching a new venture, Alcovia allows differentiated positioning and sophisticated identity to your professional service. We bring in our proven, research driven process to every engagement.

Communication design

We create the mood; strategize the target demographic and deliver the brand message through public spaces. We work alongside our clients to transform strategy and market research analytics into inspiring print ads. We also design and create way finding systems for both, traditional and digital mediums.

Digital

In today’s digital age of growing usage of online devices, we create and consult your brand awareness by closely following trends. We have a dedicated team of digital strategists and developers who work in close proximity with our clients to come up with solutions that have a defined roadmap and delivery schedule.

Web design and development

We offer comprehensive planning and executive solutions for all your web needs. At Alcovia, we fully understand the analysis and flow of a website. Together with our clients, we research, sketch, test web interfaces and generate ideas to provide a fresh perspective.

Online campaigns

We specialize in e-marketing campaigns that include design and placements of ads. We generate better awareness about your brand with targeted banner advertising, direct e-marketing and distribution of e-releases.

E-commerce

If your business is looking to explore opportunities online, Alcovia has all the necessary tools to provide a targeted robust business solution.

Microsites and Apps

For events and promotional marketing, we also design microsites and applications that can be linked or integrated into your Web platform.

Social Media

The Social web is ruled and led by people’s opinion. It is our job to direct and entice your target market. Alcovia creates your Social Media strategy; it then implements, monitors and manages it.

Customization is the key to brand authenticity.

Account Set up

We set up the social media aspect of your marketing from scratch and tailor it to a specific audience. We then implement ideas to create awareness of the brand through a variety of mediums (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, etc.).

Growing your brand

The growth of your brand on a Social media platform requires special attention and targeted advertising. Our dedicated Social Media arm consults and assists clients to determine their positioning over time. We aid in the management of online communities, from content creation to campaigns enveloping digital and marketing methods.

Online Monitoring

Alcovia manages and updates online content through transparent and reliable information monitoring. These methods help target specific demographics, key opinion leaders and mitigate negative press.

Our advanced tracking tools effectively monitor their social media presence, engagement and performance on the real time social web.

 

WALLPAPERWALLE, Delhi

WallpaerWale is a reputed wallpaper based firm, growing into global recognition. Renowned for its distinct wallpapers, it delivers the very best in interior art and design.

Having established ground, we now provide an array of wallpaper designs to choose from, each category tailored to meet your furnishing needs. Our unique style quotient ranges from modern to vintage wallpapers, and everything in between. Whether it’s classy or trendy, you’re assured to pattern your style.

Embedded with well defined colours and textures, our wallpapers are slick, cost effective and durable. Willingly well equipped to undertake bulk orders, we provide effective and efficient after sales service. Some of our elite clients include All India Radio, Aviva Life Insurance, Bank of Punjab, DLF Universal and Orient Craft.

Here at WallpaerWale, we make your wallpaper and design needs our top priority.

See you at your doorstep!!

 

Our Mission and Vision

 

In this ever changing era, we promise to enhance how we think. Carve our niche and maintain our individuality. We also consistently look to reinforce comfort and design.

 

Our vast expertise allows us to generate better lifestyle, and we in return seek to do the same. Thereby, all our wallpaper designs and furnishing solutions are up to date. Purely confident of our existing range of products and capabilities, we strive to improvise, appreciate and define individual needs.

 

Whether it’s at work or home, we look to make it your own. After all, “home is where the heart is”.

 

B-Sports, India

My blog : In countries such as Australia and America, where sports is given equal importance to work, a professional sport is played and followed 362 and 363 days a year respectively…And with multiple ‘Major Sport’ options to pursue, a sportsman can dream to build an extensive career out of it.

In India, a country driven by population, a cricketer aspires 14: billion odds (only to be merely enhanced now by the IPL) to get a career going… but as much as we all love the sport…not everyone wants to be a cricketer.

The remaining minuscule percentage of professional athletes continues to struggle, let down by facilities and support, for a cause that goes well and beyond passion. What lacks is not talent but opportunity…and given that, there’s no limit to catapulting talent and success.

With studies being the norm here, it’s a given that sports is sidelined more often than not. The last resort to making a mark leads to taking your talent outside the border. However, given the opportunity to compete here…business being the dual criteria, like any other venture it requisites an initial investment to reap returns. Bear in mind some of the richest people in the world are pro athletes.

Yet somehow the opportunity doesn’t seem to lurk here. It’s only now, after the occurrence and success of the Commonwealth and Asian Games that people are beginning to realize it. But that still isn’t good enough. There is strong reason as to why we don’t make international standards and a strong validation to why we aren’t on par at the Olympics.
And these reasons need to quietly wither away.

My purpose to using the site/blog is an effort to interlace creativity and sports to spread awareness…and what better way to interface it than social media.

Every child has the right to play. Let’s not take that away. It’s simple, if you can make a difference…Game on!!

 

PLAN B, Mumbai

About me

If music, sports and movies could co-exist in my own (well, apart from on television), that would undoubtedly define my being. Admittedly, its taken years trying to figure myself (yea, years not so well spent); it’s taken longer trying to figure how to piece this.

Chasing through childhood and laying most of adulthood on the couch eyeing the visual medium (while most think it’s a waste of time, I find it inspiring); finally seems to be paying off…

Strolling through lost roads of variant professions (kudos to my parents for letting me) has finally routed me here. Ever intrigued by whether things have a way of coming together and falling into perspective?

Well (realistically), they have a tendency to. The trick is to “believe”. 95% in English, M.Com, Film Anthropology and Cinematography at NYU…to working in a production house and running an entertainment company, has led to take the high road… And with tennis in the forerun, it feels like ‘means to an end’.

But could this well and truly be my delivered best???

Naah… doubt it… I’m still in progress…

 

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