Feeling the monsoon blues? We know a sure way to beat that as Monkey Bar, your favourite gastropub brings you, an amazing array of monsoon favourites! Don’t let the rain stop you from stepping out and when you do – head straight to Monkey Bar (#901 A, Fort Knox, 6, Camac Street,Kolkata) to try our selection of heady cocktails and all things hot, crunchy ,soupy and soulful.
Grab a seat by the window, a dig into a plate of crispy and delicious Reddy’s Popcorn Chicken with coconut shavings, curry leaves black pepper and a squeeze of lemon or try a portion of hot, golden fried Mac & Cheese Croquettes stuffed with broccoli and peas. Soak in the breathtaking, rain drenched view of Kolkata through the glass windows at Monkey Bar! If you are in the mood for something hot and comforting, try our pan seared Waterchestnut and PuiSaag Pot Stickers served with a special in-house spicy peanut and tomato sauce.
Nothing like a bowl of hot , aromatic broth to warm your soul in this inclement weather and what better to order than one of our Hearty Bowls made with delicious broth, flat noodles, bok choy, bean, sprouts, carrots and mushroom with chilli oil and chopped scallionsavailable in both vegetarian and non – vegetarian options – with a choice of chicken, pork or prawn. Head out to Monkey Bar for a wide selection of delicious dishes- just perfect for this weather! It isa great way to spend an afternoon with your friends and family.
MONKEY BAR KOLKATA
901 A, Fort Knox, 6, Camac Street, Kolkata- 700017.
Open:Monday to Thursday 12 noon to 12 midnight; Friday & Saturday 12 noon to 1am; Sunday 12 noon to 12 midnight (Only guests above 21 years are permitted after 6:00pm).
Monsoon brings cheer and joy after a long summer. Appease your senses this monsoon season with great food and ambience with your loved ones. Yauatcha, Kolkata – the dim sum tea house of London is all set with an array of monsoon favourites!
Cantonese cuisine is a celebration of ingredients from different parts of China cooked in distinct styles to perfection which can be bland, sweet, salty or sour. The ingredients used are based on natural and agricultural products and is widely associated with health benefits. It is said that the Chinese people usually prefer consuming warmer food during monsoon like the lamb, pork, mushroom and tofu with a bowl of hot soup which helps them balance their body temperature.
From our monsoon menu, guests can indulge in an extravagant spread specially curated for you which includes an extensive spread of Cantonese cuisine consisting of Lamb Roll accompanied with black Pepper, the light and flavourful Wrapped Chicken in Pak Choi served along with Szechuan Sauce, the monsoon favourite Shanghai Siew Long Bun with Chicken, the comforting Vegetarian Poached Peking Dumpling, hearty Pan Seared Pork served with Sesame Bun, and Fried Turnip Cake accompanied with Green Vegetables.
Try the monsoon special Vegetarian hot and sour soup with mushroom along with steamed and fried dim sum baskets (an assortment of dim sum) for a relaxing evening with your friends and family.
Don’t forget to drop in this monsoon amidst the beautiful interiors of the restaurant and make most of the season.
Address: 5th Floor, Quest Mall, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Park Circus, Beck Bagan, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017
Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF), the oldest and the biggest travel trade show network in India concluded its 30th edition of TTF Kolkata with a record turnout of more than 10,000 visitors.
TTF Kolkata was held from July 12-14 in the Netaji Indoor Stadium and Khudiram Anushilan Kendra with 440 exhibitors from 14 countries and 25 Indian states, including pavilions of various national and state tourism boards.
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal participated as Partner Countries while Thailand and Bahrain joined as the Feature Countries. Exhibitors from Bhutan, China, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Africa and UAE have also taken part in the show.
Among the Indian states, West Bengal and Uttarakhand had the largest pavilions, followed by Odisha, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan who had set up extensive state pavilions with their private operators. Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Tripura, Nagaland, Jammu & Kashmir and Karnataka had also erected state pavilions, to attract tourists to their states.
India Tourism actively supported and was prominently present at the show.
TTF Forum, the knowledge-sharing platform conducted a panel discussion in Kolkata on “How Bangladeshi Tourists Outnumbered European Travellers to India and Indian tourists to Bangladesh did too”. The panel speakers included Taufiq Rahman, Chief Executive of Journey Plus, Syed Shaffat Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director of Market n-Trance Ltd. and Mohiuddin Helal, the CEO of River and Green Tours. The panel was moderated by senior journalist June Mukherjee, Head of India Outbound Magazine.
Over the years, apart from serving the tourists with information and booking facilitation, TTF has been a vital networking opportunity for the travel trade from the region, along with their counterparts from all over India.
TTF Kolkata has always been a must-visit event not only for the travel trade and tourists from Kolkata but also the neighbouring country of Bangladesh. Bangladesh topped Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India in recent years, contributing more than 20% of all arrivals. On the other hand, Bangladesh also received the majority of international tourists from India. No wonder, Bangladesh participated at the show with a large delegation.
TTF Kolkata also received commendable support from the Ministry of Tourism, State Tourism Boards, National Tourist Offices, thousands of private exhibitors and trade associations. It continues to be a unique platform providing opportunities for buyers and sellers from across the country to showcase their latest offerings and build long term business ties.
“TTF Kolkata is India’s oldest and one of the busiest travel trade shows in India. With the increasing importance of outbound and inbound potential in the East and Southeast Asia, it serves as a strategically important gateway for the industry. The emergence of Bangladesh, always present at the show, as a key source market, as well as destination, adds a new dimension to TTF Kolkata. That is the reason it is a full house show every year since the last 30 years – a legacy that we are proud of,” remarked Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman and CEO of Fairfest Media Ltd.
TTF is supported by Incredible India, TAAI, OTOAI, ATOAI, ADTOI, IATO, IAAI, SKAL INTERNATIONAL, NEHATO and ETAA.
Travel News Digest is the official publication of TTF.
After Kolkata, West India series of TTF-branded shows will take place in Ahmedabad (August 30, 31, September 1), Surat (September 6-8), Mumbai (September 13-15) and Pune (September 20-22). In 2020, TTF Bengaluru is scheduled from January 17-19 and TTF Chennai on January 24-26.
In line with the commitment to provide confidence behind the wheel, Datsun India has added new safety features to the popular model Datsun redi-GO with Driver Airbag, Rear Parking Assist Sensor, High Speed Warning and Seat Belt Reminder across its variants. Datsun redi-GO was also recently refreshed with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD).
Hardeep Singh Brar, Director Sales and Commercial, Nissan India said, “At Datsun, we are committed to delight the customer and enhance the customer experience. Our popular model, Datsun redi-GO now comes with various added safety features as standard which is yet another testimony of our focus to bring in progressive mobility backed by safety, technology, style and convenience.”
2019 Datsun redi-GO – perfect car for Indian roads powered by Japanese engineering
2019 Datsun redi-GO range is powered by the 0.8L and 1.0L iSAT three-cylinder fuel efficient engine which provides 22.7 Kmpl and 22.5 Kmpl fuel economy respectively. Based on Japanese design philosophy called YUKAN which stands for brave and bold, Datsun redi-GO is popular among the young and aspirational generation of India. It features ‘Tall-Boy’ styling and offers best-in-class ground clearance of 185 mm, extra roominess and excellent external visibility for the driver. The car is available in five colours: Ruby Red, Lime Green, White, Grey and Silver.
2019 Datsun redi-GO range – Enhanced safety Features:
ABS with EBD: Providing the highest grade of vehicular safety and control over the vehicle, ABS with EBD offers drivers and passengers new safety benefits. Along with reducing braking distance, it also prevents the locking up of wheels when brakes are applied under heavy loads.
ABS, thus, maintains the vehicle’s stability and steering balance by monitoring the wheel speed, releasing pressure on the wheel brake’s lines in the form of rapid pulses
EBD automatically varies and optimises the vehicle’s brake force based on road conditions, speed, and load, to reduce braking pressure, which in turn prevents skidding
Driver Airbag: Passive safety system which provides soft cushioning to occupants in case of any restraint/mishap and gives driver confidence
Rear Parking Assist Sensor: Allows driver to be more aware of obstacles while providing the ease of parking. Obstacle detection range up is to 1.3m by ultrasonic sensors
High Speed Warning: Active safety system to control over speeding above 80kmph
Seat Belt Reminder (Driver + Co-Driver): Active safety system to remind the passenger to put on the seatbelts
The new safety features will be standard across all redi-GO variants: Datsun redi-GO 0.8L, Datsun redi-GO 1.0L and Datsun redi-GOSmart Drive Auto
A Complete Peace of Mind Package:
The Datsun redi-GO comes with an attractive 2 year/unlimited kilometers standard warranty. It also comes with an optional extended warranty for 2 or 3 years/unlimited kilometers. This gives redi-GO owners the option of up to 5 years/unlimited kilometers warranty coverage. Convenience of roadside assistance is provided free of cost with both standard and extended warranties.
Datsun customers also have access to ‘Datsun CARE’, the most comprehensive service package for new customers of redi-GO that assures complete peace of mind by 100% coverage of parts, labour for Periodic Maintenance along with major wear & tear parts. It also covers Extended Warranty & 24×7 road-side assistance.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced the return of the Datsun brand, Nissan’s third global brand, alongside Nissan and Infiniti, in March 2012. Datsun provides a sustainable motoring experience to optimistic up-and-coming customers in high-growth markets. Datsun represents 80 years of accumulated Japanese car-making expertise and is an important part of Nissan’s DNA. Datsun started sales in India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa from 2014. For more information, visit www.datsun.com.
Max Fashion presents an exclusive ‘Gen Me Collection’ which is for youth of today. The collection unveils the fresh update from revisiting 90’s vibes to craft a young and vibrant collection which is fun and playful. The collection starts at just Rs.499/-. There is an exciting offer for the consumers; they can get a wireless Headphone on shopping of Rs3,999 & above. The collection is available at nearest Max Store.
With its new Gen Me Collection, the brand aims to make fashion all about the individual- I am Not Just A #. The campaign thought for Gen Me is derived from the attitude of today’s youth, the insight is driven from the fact that younger people don’t want to be labelled, defined or categorized in a certain way.
The Back-to-College and Check-Mate range reflect an attitude which is urbane and peppy. Classic Varsity colours are merged with ice washed indigo pieces to recreate a nostalgic feel. When it comes to college wear, comfort is the main key, thus cool comfy high street styles take the centre stage. You may look forward to checkered jumpsuits, corduroy jackets, contrast stitch paper bag pants, stretch pique polo tees, sporty side taped joggers, statement shoes, quilted backpacks, corduroy dungarees, ice washed denims, striped sweatshirts, colour block body con dresses and much more as a part of their youth collection.
NephroPlus, India’s largest dialysis centre network and a pioneer in redefining dialysiscare in India, launched its 3rd center at Binayak Multispeciality Hospital, Kolkata a unit of Binayak Imaging & Diagnostic Center. The centre was inaugurated by medical experts of NephroPlus and Binayak Multispeciality Hospital. With this expansion, NephroPlus now has 193 centres in India spread across 18 states & 115 cities.
The centre will offer unparalleled facilities like online real-time dialysis monitoring, proprietary clinical protocols, TV and WiFi for each guest ensuring utmost comfort during their session. Further, NephroPlus’s Quality Team regularly tracks the haemoglobin levels, Dialysis Adequacy etc. of all the guests and alerts the Nephrologist in case of action required and ensures timely corrections. Apart from these, NephroPlus is the only dialysis provider in the country that has introduced “Buttonhole Needles” for painless cannulation and “Freedom- A Peritoneal Dialysis Program” which is designed to provide the highest clinical care in the comfort of a patient’s home
Commenting on the opening Mr. Sukaran Singh Saluja, Vice President, Operation, NephroPlus said, “ We are glad to partner with a reputed institute like Binayak Multispeciality Hospital. Our goal is to redefine and strenghten dialysis care in India and this association will provide the much-needed relief and make quality dialysis accessible to the patients suffering from kidney failure in and around the city of Kolkata.”
Elaborating on the association, Mr Vikram Singh Binayak, Managing Director, Binayak Multispeciality Hospital said, “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with NephroPlus which is known for its world-class service in the area of dialysis care. We are confident that with NephroPlus’s expertise and guest centric approach, we will be better equipped to address the needs of people on dialysis in the region and improve the health care delivery system in the region as well.”
In addition to offering quality treatment, NephroPlus also motivates its guests to lead a normal life through initiatives like support group meetings and events. These programs provide guests a platform to share their experiences, overcome their inhibitions and boosts their confidence in life. It recently conducted the Indian Dialysis Olympiad, India’s first ever sporting event for people on dialysis along with a unique dialysis patient bike expedition, correcting the false perception among the public-at-large that those on dialysis can only lead sedentary lives.
Flipkart Fashion is the one-stop destination for lifestyle products in India with its variety of brands, styles and designs. It brings the best lifestyle products to a large spectrum of customers. Flipkart, along with India’s most loved technology brand, Xiaomi, has launched a diverse range of Xiaomi lifestyle products on the Flipkart platform which includes shoes, backpacks and suitcases.
All Xiaomi products offer the best available specs, with the highest possible quality at an honest price bringing innovation to everyone. Mi Mens Sports Shoes 2, now available on Flipkart, are engineered with 5-in-1 uni-moulding technology, that combines five different materials making them shock-absorbent, durable and slip-resistant. A unique combination of performance and style, these shoes are now available on Flipkart Fashion starting at INR 2999 only.
Sporting a sleek and durable design, Mi Luggage is made from Makrolon, a polycarbonate material that makes Mi Luggage extremely resilient. The wheels have excellent load bearing and noise reduction properties. The suitcase has an ergonomic handle and sports 4 different height adjustments for individual comfort and a TSA-approved combination lock. Available in two sizes, the Mi Luggage 20” is available for INR 2,999 and Mi Luggage 24” is available for INR 4,999 on Flipkart Fashion.
Stylish and versatile, Mi Backpacks are water repellant with ample storage and adjustable shoulder straps allowing consumers to create a style statement. With four different stylish variants, Mi Backpacks are now available on Flipkart Fashion starting from Rs. 899/- only.
Hungama, India’s leading digital entertainment company, in
partnership with Bhamla Foundation, an organization that works to address health,
environment and cleanliness issues, launched #HawaAaneDe anthem today. Created in
collaboration with celebrated singer, Shaan, the anthem is in sync with the United Nations’
theme for World Environment Day and a part of Bhamla Foundation’s efforts to increase public
awareness to #BeatAirPollution. Available on Hungama Music, Hungama Play, Hungama Artist
Aloud and other partner networks, the music video of the song features Akshay Kumar,
Rajkumar Rao, Vicky Kaushal, Kapil Sharma, ShiamakDavar, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan and
Composed by Shaan with lyrics by SwanandKirkire, the song features vocals by Shaan, Shankar
Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kapil Sharma and ShiamakDavar who has also choreographed
the music video. The song highlights the problem of air pollution and urges everyone to unite
and work together to create a cleaner, safer world for everyone.
In addition to the anthem, Hungama launched a mobile game that sensitizes people towards
the need to #BeatAirPollution. Through a simple, yet interactive interface, the game educates
people about all things that cause air pollution. The gameplay also allows users to share their
final score on social platforms, inviting others to play, further increasing awareness on the
issue. Users can play the game here – http://bit.ly/2Xe11af
Neeraj Roy, Founder & CEO, Hungama Digital Media said, “Air Pollution is one of the most
critical environmental issues plaguing planet Earth. It is important to acknowledge the problem
and take necessary steps towards building a cleaner and sustainable environment. We are glad
to work with Bhamla Foundation again for a topical initiative that seeks to educate the citizens.
We are certain that through the anthem’s availability on Hungama’s platforms and the mobile
game, we will be able to inspire millions of people to take significant steps to curb air
Asif Bhamla, President, Bhamla Foundation,added, “Music has the power to inform, educate
and unite people. We are grateful to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
for their support to the campaign and thankful that the entire industry came together to
support a cause as vital as this. Important messages need to be delivered to a wider audience
and we are certain that Hungama’s global reach will prompt people across the world to be a
part of the change. ”
Talking about the launch, composer and singer,Shaan, said,“As an artist, it is fulfilling to be part
of such a powerful initiative. Air pollution is a hazard that is threatening the environment and
by extension, our existence. We all need to take steps and make changes in our lifestyles to
curtail air pollution. I feel honored to be associated with Bhamla Foundation and Hungama, and
work towards increasing awareness on the issue.”
National Award winning lyricist,SwanandKirkiresaid, “Bhamla Foundation has always
highlighted issues that are of concern to the entire country and air pollution is an issue that
requires our immediate attention. I feel privileged to have gotten the chance to write words
and poetry that has the power to inspire millions. I’m certain that the anthem will encourage
the listeners to contribute towards reducing air pollution.”
Dance and choreography maestro, ShiamakDavar said, “I have been associated with Bhamla
Foundation for a long time. Their efforts in highlighting social issues and encouraging people to
work towards improving the society are commendable. HawaAane De is a creative way to
educate people on the drastic effects of air pollution. It is imperative that we unanimously
resolve to tackle the issue.”
Shankar Mahadevan,who has been a part of the initiative said, “Air pollution is a hazard that
citizens need to pay attention to. Even small steps taken to curb the menace will go a long way
in saving the planet. I am proud to be associated with an initiative that aims to make a positive
impact on the society.”
Sunidhi Chauhan, who has also been associated with the initiative added, “Air pollution is a
serious issue. People are breathing polluted air and it is important for us to unite against air
pollution for a better future. I am glad to have been a part of this project and certain that this
will inspire people to take steps in the right direction.”
Rajkumar Rao, who also stars in the music video said, “Air pollution is one of the biggest
problems that the planet is facing. It is important for everyone to resolve to beat air pollution. I
am elated to have been a part of a project that highlights such an important issue.”
Speaking about beating air pollution, Vicky Kaushal said, “Clean air is a basic human
requirement. Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air that causes serious health problems.
Let’s pledge to unite and beat air pollution.”
The anthem is available on Hungama Music, Hungama Play and Hungama Artist Aloud starting
today. To listen to the song, please visit http://bit.ly/2KdBXMK. To watch the music video,
Mr Sachchidanand Rai, Chairman – Eden Realty Group
“This budget is based on the philosophy of reform, perform and transform. Naturally, the focus is more on rural economy, women, youth and infrastructure. Special sops to buyers of affordable housing units of up to 45 lacs will give boost to housing sector in the short term.”
Mr. Nakul Himatsingka, Managing Director, Ideal Group
“The government continues to tread on its stated path. The increase in the limit on interest deduction on affordable housing should give a boost to that sector.”
Mr Rishi Jain, Managing Director, Jain Group
“The message of the new FM and indeed the Modi 2.0 government is very clear: Make housing affordable and make only affordable housing.
Our developer fraternityneeds to understand and appreciate the same.
The writing on the wall is that super rich and those in the highest tax brackets should not expect any sops and in fact should cross subsidise the poor.
The government is not Anti Rich, but they expect the Rich individuals and corporations to be pro poor.
The budget signals the foundation of a truly balanced and self-disciplined society.
The boost in affordable housing tax benefit and startup valuations relief is commendable as well. It shows that this is a feedback oriented budget.”
Mr. Sanjay Jain, Managing Director, Siddha Group
I would like to congratulate the Honourable PM Narendra Modi and FM Nirmala Sitharaman for Budget 2019-20. The full budget presented by FM Nirmala Sitharaman as the first budget of Modi Sarkar 2.0 will give a significant boost to the economy. Keeping in mind the real estate industry, this budget looks hopeful for both real estate developers and home buyers. Tax rebates & interest on housing loan in the affordable housing sector will attract more home buyers. Rental Housing promotion is another advantage to the industry. I am really happy with the better credit tenure by NBFCs as this will benefit the real estate developers. The housing sales is also aimed at getting higher with the increase of carpet area limit.
Mr Abhishek Bhardwaj, Chief Marketing Officer, Shristi Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. The Union Budget 2019-20 has laid major impetus on reforming the economy. A pro-development budget focusing on youth empowerment and infrastructure development, the Modi 2.0 Government’s announcement of increasing the limit on interest deduction on affordable housing, is surely going to promote the affordable housing segment.
VitrA, the leading bathroom solutions brand of Eczacıbaşı Building Products Division in Turkey introduces Dual Flow Sink Mixer. It lets you have convenient access to both, the fresh tap water and the purified drinking water through the same faucet. This is possible because of the research and technology by VitrA to have two separate channels that don’t let the mains and purified water to come in contact.
The Dual Flow Sink Mixer stands out with its soft contoured and self-confident appearance. It is very difficult to constantly save water in the kitchen and still have it technologically advanced yet stylish but VitrA makes that possible with its newest addition to the kitchen mixers.
With its modern design, high rotatable pipe and ergonomic use, Dual Flow Sink Mixer offers unique practicality and ease of use. It connects to a direct line water purifying system hence supplying purified water directly to the faucet allowing the water to be fresh and taste better.