Book Review - When Change Happens…A Story of Organisational Transformation

Title - When Change Happens…A Story of Organisational Transformation
Author - Lalit Jagtiani
Genre - Management / Self Help
ISBN - 978-1-945926-23-5

Many of us have read books on principles and techniques of management. I am not an exception. When I received the book, "When Change Happens…” my intuition said that this would be a different one altogether. I was right.

What is special about this book?

The book is on change management and some techniques around it, which the author (details about the author are shared at the end of this post) has focused on.  What makes the book special is the author’s unique telling of an otherwise heavy and seemingly rigid subject, making the content more appealing, almost to the point of it being inspiring.

Yes. You read it right.

The book is a short novel in which the protagonist, Matt, takes the readers through his journey of organizational transformation, which he is assigned to deliver. I could connect with a few of Matt’s experiences.  Been a banking professional plus a Subject Matter Expert, I could quite easily relate to some of my past experiences through the insights and learning that When Change Happens…offers to its readers.

Like many professionals, in my organization, too, we followed tactics like Sharing Best Practices, Teaming, One-on-One Mentoring and Side-by-Side Coaching; to name a few. Having said that, I found this book valuable as the author presents different concepts, those that many of us may not aware about.

On the surface, the story is a simple one.  That of how Matt successfully transforms his organization, despite the many challenges he encounters.  But the underlying gut of the story drives some important messages that has been meticulously bundled – those which will not only makes the narrative engaging but the concepts easy to comprehend and absorb. And might I say, even doable for professionals who are undergoing change in their organizations.

As a coach, the author has taken every effort, through his writing ability and his knowledge on the subject, to uncover processes that support a successful transformation program in an organization.

The book consists of 18 chapters; each with a well-depicted illustration, pertinent graphics, and thought provoking quotes and fully-loaded with practical lessons of change.

Anything more and this will become a spoiler.  When Change Happens… is a necessary buy.  With almost all companies experiencing change in today’s extremely unpredictable business environment, I see great value in its content.

About the Author

Lalit Jagtiani is a Business Transformation Specialist who currently works with top customers of SAP to drive innovation and transformation that create a business value.

He is a certified Master Coach in Organizational Learning, Certified Trainer in BTM2 - the Transformation Methodology of SAP, a Certified Trainer in Performance Coaching and a leading practitioner of Design Thinking. He also holds a Diploma in Film Making, which has led him to script and direct numerous TV and video spots.

Do visit the FB page to get connected - https://www.facebook.com/whenchangehappens and you can buy the book here http://www.whenchangehappens.org/about-the-book#orderOnline.

About LeadThink

LeadThink is a platform for leaders and professionals to showcase their capabilities through personal insights and sharing of experiences in driving successful outcomes in their organizations.  You can also share your experiences and insights at www.leadthink.org

Book Review : Compensate The Past

Title - Compensate The Past
Author - Mohammad Israf
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - Good Times Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN - 978-93-840436-2-9

The novel is a simple story which has a simple message "Aim for the stars" which is what the protagonist Rajat does. He falls in love with Taniya who also accepts his proposal. He had a good friend Abhi who stood thick and thin in what ever he did.

Rajat had a troubled childhood. His mother raised him and his siblings single handedly when his father passes away. Rajat joins a premier institute and at the time of completion, gets a plum job which he rejects. Why did he do that?

Rajat also faces rejection from Taniya all of a sudden. Why?

Rajat does few things to compensate the past. What was it and what did he compensate? Did he win back his love?

Read this story to find out more. I liked the concept though it was bit old. My ratings are only for the story and I felt a better editing would have made the story a more compelling one....

The book is available on Amazon.

Fun with TATATigor

TATA Motors which actively promotes its products via online and offline is back. This time, they are organising events across India in prominent malls in various cities.

All you need to do is to visit the mall during the scheduled dates, click a selfie with TATA Tigor and share it on your social media pages tagging TATA Motors and using the hashtag #TigorStyleback 

What you need to do is mentioned in the below pic:

Whats up for grabs?

You can win some styling vouchers from ZARA.

For #Chennai, the event is scheduled on 3rd and 4th June in Express Avenue, Royapettah.

For terms and conditions and for other venues, visit this link to understand more -> bit.ly/TigorSelfieTnC

The event has already kick started in few cities which saw active participation.

Are you all set to visit the EA Mall and get lucky?

One person gets disabled every minute in India: Ratna Nidhi

8 year Yash Chaudhri was one of the persons waiting for an extension to his unstable foot; before crowdfunding helped  Ratna Nidhi Trust fit him with prosthetic limbs.

Yash’s parents are just one, among many worried parents; whose children are born with a disability; and cannot afford to treat them.

Rajiv Mehta, Trustee Ratna Nidhi, who helped the family says, “ Yash was very confident about his abilities. He got engrossed in books, thought he was just like anybody else& did not want anybody to pity him for his condition. That's how all people with disabilities are. They need our understanding and support, not our pity. Conservative estimates of the World Bank and World Health Organization suggests that there are about 70-100 million individuals with a disability in India. How do we mainstream them?”

Rajiv Mehta’s Ratna Nidhi has received a grant from Google.org to develop 3D scanning software to scan residual limbs and print proper-fitting sockets for people in rural areas of India. Long before this grant, Ratna Nidhi’s mobility camps have been distributing callipers, Jaipur Foot, hearing aids and wheelchairs all over the country. Some of these camps have been in terrorism inflicted regions like Afghanistan and Leh Ladakh as well. 

Experts say that one person gets disabled in India every minute. It is for these mobility camps that Ratna Nidhi uses crowdfunding to help as many people as possible. As per a 2014 report by SaveLIFE Foundation in 2014, Five million people were seriously injured or disabled in road accidents in India in the past decade. Thats about one person per minute,” explains Rajiv Mehta. 

Adds Rajiv Mehta, “Ratna Nidhi is forward to raising Rs. 1260000 to help about 500 people, over the next one month.”

Equipment’s to be provided are
1.      Fitting callipers to polio-affected children/youth
2.      Fitting of Jaipur foot prosthetics
3.      Distribution of hearing aids

The link to the crowdfunding website is https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/supportdisability


Ratna Nidhi was founded by Mahendrabhai Mehta, declared Humanitarian Rose by the US Senate, a personal beneficiary of the world bank with a special consultative status at the UN. He was born in Antwerp, Belgium. 

Over two decades ago he initiated the Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust with financial resources from his own family and friends.Since then he has been a worldwide force to help children across the globe in a multitude of ways. 

    • Ratna Nidhi Founder Mahendrabhai was the India Chair for Safe Kids foundation.
    • In just India, Mahendra Mehta is credited for helping over 2 million children through an assortment of educational, medical, developmental and various other initiatives. 
    • India is not the only part of the world that has benefited from Ratna Nidhi. He has helped tens of thousands of children in Kenya, Afghanistan, Burundi, Honduras, Dominican Republic.
    • Ratna Nidhi is one of the largest donors of orthotics and prosthetics in the world.
    • They feed 4500 children in Mumbai every morning- over the last. 15 years, this would amount to about 2.3 crore free meals.
    • They have distributed over 2.48 lac mobility aids, like Jaipur foot, polio callipers, wheelchairs and crutches. 
    • They have distributed over 1.10 million garments to the poor and needy.
    • Ratna Nidhi is also an integral part of the Mission Million books, in association with Alibaba, Kotak bank etc;

Book Review - Butterflies,Parathas&The Bhagavad Gita

Title - Butterflies,Parathas&The Bhagavad Gita
Author - Dr S Hariharan
Genre - Self Help
Publisher - Amaryllis
ISBN - 978-93-81506-93-6

Many of us would have read Bhagavad Gita. I have read 2-3 different versions including the famous Bhagavad Gita - As is by Shri. Srila Prabhupada of Iskcon. I have always cherished the knowledge that the book imparts on any of its readers which has universal approach and appeal making it to be considered beyond any religion, culture and customs.

When I got this book, little did I knew that I would be going through a different discourse altogether. The book is not just another version of Bhagavad Gita. By incorporating couple of protagonists namely Venkat aka Venky and Santhosh aka Sandy, the book talks in great detail about some of the important verses mentioned in the Gita.

These guys who were into medicine viz Dermatology and Psychiatry respectively gets entrusted with a job of translating the Gita by their beloved master Bharath sit. Until he was alive, they did not took much interest in the only job assigned to them but once he passes away, they regretted for not able to deliver the simplest of job assigned to them.

Little did they realise by then it is not as simple as being construed. The book through these characters and the events happening in their life, talks about various aspects like Vishaada Yoga(connected with World), Sankhya Yoga(connected with Life), The Yoga of Karma and Dhyaana(connected with Karma and Mind), The Yoga of Bhakthi and Jnaana(connected with Bliss and Knowledge) and finally Saranagthi (which is nothing but Surrender).

The book would now be able to connect even with a commoner because it portrays their life but entangled with the provisions from the Gita which makes it unique and the one which shouldn't be missed. I liked the book a lot though it took sometime for me to complete reading this book and I must honestly confess that I could grasp hardy 10% of the contents but as they say, knowledge is an ocean and no one could master it....

The book is available on Amazon.

Book Review - A Leap Within

Title - A Leap Within
Author - Ameya Agrawal
Genre - Self Help
Publishers - Kalpaz Publications
ISBN - 978-93-5128-121-4

I was surprised when I read the book. This was or the fact that the author is just 21 but when he started writing this book, he was just 19. I could see a great amount of maturity in Ameya Agrawal who has meticulously presented the facts with some brilliant short stories, examples and anecdotes.

Many of you would have red the short stories and examples cited in this book in some place or the other but what I liked the most about the book is the usage of such stories. It was used at the right place making it blend with the information, that author wanted to put forth.

The book can be classified under self help coupled with management as it talks in great detail about the management aspect as well. It gently touches upon worldly behaviour and with few poems here and there, it would be a breeze for the literature lovers too.

Though this should not be compared with the books written by wizards and veterans, this book will stand out among them for sure.

P.S I liked "I have learned" and "Handy Tips" in particular which came at the tad end but making it an interesting read to finish this book with a smile.

The book is available on Amazon.

Book Review - Quarter Life Crisis

Title - Quarter Life Crisis
Author - Anshuk Attri
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - pblishing
ISBN - 978-81-93324-82-0

The book has a story which would serve as a learning factor for many of the youngsters who commit a mistake during their teens and repent later. The story touches upon the raw factor of being in relationship at a young age and getting pregnant on top of that.

While this may be a common scenario in western countries, we in India are still not moved towards that phase. The protagonist, Prachur liked and was in love with Neera. Their parents knew about this in little and did not show any negative signs towards it. Prachur had a loving parents and a sister - Innaya who always supported her younger brother.

Prachur had some friends in college. Neera's friends Yukti and Yashika played some role in the story both in the beginning and also in the later half. What they did is something very relevant to the flow of the story.

Prachur was shocked to find that Neera got pregnant but had n other option but to marry her against the will and wish of her parents. Thankfully he got a supporting parents who stood with him during the ordeal. Their baby girl Aadhya arrives but after that Prachur does something which puts a massive blot on his married life. What did he do? Would he manage to reconcile with his love life?

Read the story to find out where the author has beautifully narrated the incidents which makes this a worthy read. You can also get some free boos by joining Readers Cosmos

The book is available on Amazon.

Book Review - The Break-Up Clinic, A Novel

Title - The Break-Up Clinic, A Novel
Author - Dr Govind Sharma IAS(RETD)
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - NotionPress
ISBN - 978-1-947137-66-0

The book wouldn't come under self-help says the author. Dr Govind Sharma is a Medical Doctor who retired from the Indian Administrative Services in Feb 2016. No one could write a book like this which went deep into one of the trouble which our society is facing - SUICIDE.

Through this book, by weaving a short novel comprising three characters - Ajay, Karan and Nisha, the author has meticulously made it clear the main reasons for the cause of tendency to commit suicide and how it gets treated in the clinic.

The three protagonists comes from a different background but failed in their respective love life. I also came to know that there are six different reasons - 3 for men and 3 for women for causing the suicide and also came to know about Freud Analysis which would serve as an eye opener for any one and every one. With the tendency to commit suicide is on the rise and the Government of respective State and also from the Centre taking drastic steps to bring it down by establishing helpline, one of which is SNEHA which functions in Tamilnadu, this book would go a long way in saving some precious lives though the treatment and counselling is required to a greater extent.

A well written novel which ends on a happy note because this is what is expected when the affected approaches or gets referred to the clinic/helpline. Be the Change yourself and firmly believe that YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, but if you do it right, ONCE IS ENOUGH....

The book is available on Amazon

How I pepped up my day With 7UP Revive

Being a freelancer, I have all the time in the world. However, having said that I must also admit that it comes with a lot of responsibilities. I would not call it a daunting task unless you tend to take things personally.

To the world, we are a happy couple and I would not deny that. The fact that I have been married for 7 years without any hiccups stands as a testimony to that. Since we are yet to become parents, most people tend to think that we are recently married, which we never deny unless they pose some specific questions.

Let’s quickly go through my To-Do List for the span of 24 hours in a day. Do make a note that I mentioned 24 hours because some of my friends think that I have more than 24 hours in a day - regarding which I have nothing to say. :-) There are Pros and Cons in my profession too but as they say, "the grass is always greener on the other side".

Today's Agenda: 
Wake up at 7AM. My clock starts ticking from then. The previous night I slept at 1AM as I work in the 9PM TO 1AM shift. It isn't easy to wake up early the next morning but my life demands it.

What do I do?

I quickly freshen up and after helping my better half with packing her breakfast and lunch (she is an Assistant Professor in an Engineering College and she has to catch her bus by 7:45AM), I drop her at the bus stop and return home.

Once home, I quickly arrange my clothes in the closet and read the newspaper as I browse through various channels to figure out what the trending news is that morning. As I work for a news portal during the day, my work is to provide them with some viral news.

Once that’s done, I quickly have my breakfast and head out. I live in a gated community and my only respite is the availability of a convenience store with no other store in the vicinity for at least 3 km. Even the one inside our compound would be 1 or 2 Km away. I usually go on foot since I prefer it as a way of keeping myself fit. After buying milk, curd and other products including vegetables for the day, I head back home.

By this time, few books would get delivered. Yes, you are right. I review books and the fact that I have reviewed close to 100 books in the past 6 months alone, shows my passion and desire to read. Though it may appear easy, but reading 200 to 300 pages everyday is a tiresome job as you need to concentrate on the content else you would end up reviewing it incorrectly and wouldn’t be doing justice to your job.

While reading is one thing, reviewing it is an equally important aspect. A survey says that one burns lot of calories by reading and sleeping. I do the first bit predominantly. A little later I received a call on my phone. It’s a call from Lions Club. I am an active member of Centennial Heroes and being its Deputy Secretary, my club always expects me to be on my toes when it comes to executing the projects and meeting up with new people day in and day out.

I live on the outskirts of the city and travelling to and fro from the city would set me aside with a good 70 Kms. Do I need to tell you about Chennai’s weather(where I currently reside) and its traffic? It’s sure to take away most of my energy.

Being an Alumni member of my school, I also have to attend some important meetings from time to time, which is another 30 Km from my home and located in the city. So, if I have to cover all of this, I’ll have to travel at least 100 Km and that is no joke.

What is the end result?

I end up sweating a lot losing essential electrolytes & fluids in the form of sweat. As I shall be carrying a bottle of 7UP Revive in my backpack, I wouldn't have to worry about my losses through sweat as 7UP revive helps in replenishing some of it You might have heard that sweating helps in cleansing the body of impurities but at the same time, excessive sweating can make you feel exhausted due to the loss of fluids and electrolytes. So, I end up sipping on my bottle of 7UP Revive.

The day has not ended yet. I have to ensure that I am back at my place by 4PM at the latest since I need to pick up my wife from the main road as my gated community is 1 Km away from it. From there, we go straight to the park which is spread across a massive area of not less than 500 M in length.

I end up walking in the heat for a while. With more sweating, what else other than 7UP Revive could help recharge me? :-)

Since I  carry a bottle with me in my backpack, I don’t have to worry about the sweat or about losing essential electrolytes & fluids from my body. I end up downing the entire bottle by the end of the day, especially when I am outside because it helps me to beat the heat and also recharge my body.

When you are recharged, you feel active and refreshed and you can execute all the work with ease. I have found the easy and the effective way to do it with 7UP Revive. How about you?

Book Review - The First Trillionaire

Title - The First Trillionaire
Author - Sapna Jha 
Translation - Alok Jha
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - The Write Place
ISBN - 978-9-38443-995-8

An excellent story that I have read in recent times. I was surprised in the first place that the story was written in Hindi by Sapna Jha and has been translated by Alok Jha. While I have not read the Hindi Version, I am sure, the English Version has produced the story intact.

The story begins with Sahil, a simple girl who clears IBPS exams and joins East India Bank. She is a devotee of Goddess Durga and wanted to donate big amount to Vaishno Devi and other temples for which she wanted to earn and become the first Trillionaire.

The idea was sparked in her mind after she reads about the total wealth of the World and she wanted a portion of it. She had a tough childhood with no memories about her Father since he was dead even before she was born an her mother faced all difficulties as a single mom to raise her.

Things took a different turn when she befriend a stranger on Facebook who started pouring money as and when Sahil wanted. Who was she? Why did she start sending so much money to Sahil?

On the other hand, Sahil confronts a local don who kidnaps her for ransom. Only then the World comes to know who Sahil was. A rescue mission was underway on the behest of Kran who was the founder of "Near Earth Miners and Space Voyagers". 

Why would Kran get into the rescue mission being a multi billionaire himself and who this Facebook friend of Sahil?

Read this story which would keep you hooked from the beginning till the end.

The book is available on Amazon.

Project Thiramai by Pepsico & SMILE Foundation

When the floods devastated Chennai in December 2015, it had literally shut down the source of income for many household. The effect was felt throughout Chennai as it did not spare even a single area. Lot of individuals and companies involved themselves towards the upliftment of the affected class.

SMILE Foundation was one of the organisation that took the initiative to bring back the lost hope among the families. Though the organisation is working across various geographical areas, this time they established training centres in Mammandur, Salavakkam, AP Chatiram & Nelvoy road. Some 235 deserving women candidates from across 12 villages were identified and were given stitching training under Project Thiramai.

As a part of the project, an event was organized on 10th May 2017 where all these 235 women were given certificates and sewing machines to self sustain and support themselves. The event was attended by dignitaries from the State Government. The members who were present in the event were:

Mr M C Sampath - Minister for Industries, Govt of Tamilnadu
Mr P Thangamani - Minster for Electricity, Excise and Prohibition, Govt of Tamilnadu
Mr Sanjeev Dham - COO, SMILE Foundation
Ms Poonam Kaul - Vice President-CSR, Pepsico India

The event saw the participation of all the 235 women being present at the venue with great  enthusiasm.4

Speaking about the initiatives, Mr Sanjeev Dham-COO, SMILE foundation thanked Pepsico for their support in supporting the initiative which saw how the women whose families were affected by floods and other natural disaster willingly came up to take part in the drive thereby enhancing their capabilities to stand up on their own legs. He further added that the initiative was unique and saw the participation from physically challenged women too. Through Project Thiramai, training has been given to women across the four training centres and n successful completion, certificates and sewing machines were given to the candidates.

Poonam Kaul, Vice Preisdent - CSR, Pepsico India noted that the company feels proud in supporting such an initiative which has seen the rise of women from economically weaker section. Pepsico has joined with SMILE foundation to support these women across Kancheepuram district from various villages and by making women learn stitching, it would enable them to join the garment factory companies which are in abundance in the area. The decision was taken after considering the employment opportunities post training which has helped hundreds and thousands of families. The foundation has been doing three initiatives namely Smile-on-Wheels healthcare vans, School Cleanliness and Project Thirami.

Under Project Thiramai, the women not only gets trained to stitch but also were given training to repair the and maintain the sewing machine themselves. The training period is for 3 months. Along with the training, these candidates were also taught about Yoga, Meditation and also given awareness training on obesity and nutrition which would help in eradicating the poverty.

Pepsico India has been taking part in the growth of Tamilnadu since 1989 which has 5 manufacturing plants across the State. Through Production, Sales and Distribution it supports 15,000 families and for the better yield of food grains, the company has already joined hands with more than 400 farmers and working with them. By doing this, the company has helped them save more than 30% of water and the highlight to this is the savings of 1.5 billion litres of water that has been saved in the year 2015 alone by these initiatives.

When the floods devastated Chennai in 2015, Pepsico had deployed its Sales unit and those who are employed in their production unit to take part in the rescue operations. The company has also supplied more than 1.4 litres of Aquafina purified water along with 38,000 kilos of Quaker oats.

Minsters M C Sampath and P Thangamani spoke about the initiatives  wherein they lauded the company and the foundation for doing the great work. They said they look forward to their contribution and continued support enriching the lives of many families.
The event concluded with the distribution of sewing machines to all the 235 women who has completed their training.

Team of newspatrolling.com personally attended the event and the post is in collaboration with PepsiCo India.

Mynoo Maryel, Visionary Founder at The PoEM Foundation conferred WEF Award of Iconic Leaders Creating a Better World

Mynoo Maryel, Visionary Founder at The PoEM Foundation (PoEM=Palace of Extraordinary Miracles) and author of deeply inspiring international bestseller 'The BE book’ was conferred the Women Economic Forum’s prestigious award of Iconic Leaders Creating a Better World for ALL to recognize her contribution in the philanthropy space.

Mynoo was conferred the honor in a gala event on Friday in the capital. Some of the other awardees included Dr. Marissa Pei, Life Coach & Positive Talk Radio Personality and Suchitra Kaul Misra, President - Community Services of Bangalore.

“I am honored to accept this recognition. Our focus at the PoEM foundation is on the 'full spectrum well-being' which includes physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, environmental, social, occupational and financial well-being. At the foundation of all this is dignity and enriching lives,” said Mynoo.

Mynoo further added, “I dedicate what we are doing here to motherhood and mothers. They play a very big part in connecting us to dignity.”

Speaking at the event, Dr Harbeen Arora, Founder and Global Chairperson, ALL Ladies League (ALL) and Women Economic Forum (WEF) said, “WEF is a supportive platform where women from all walks of life can come and empower their skills, attitudes and networks. This year, almost 18 Women Economic Forum events would get organized across the world; with the purpose of giving women worldwide greater voice and visibility.”

The gala Annual Women Economic Forum gathers women leaders from 100+ countries at its mega marathon spectacular conference in New Delhi spread over 6 days.
About Mynoo Maryel 
Every millennium, there are a few voices that capture the collective imagination of the world; with their powerful presence and effortless persuasion!
Harbinger of miracles, spiritual oracle Mynoo Maryel has sparked a global movement of restoring dignity and enriching lives.
An erstwhile specialist advisor to key leaders throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the boards of several Fortune 100 companies, Mynoo represented the UK in major EU policy development for information and communications technologies, as well as some pioneering economic regeneration initiatives in London. 
Mynoo subsequently experienced a series of spiritual awakenings and connected with the true mission of her soul.  She wrote her deeply inspiring international bestseller 'The BE book', in the solitude of her POEM Foundation resort in Bali. The book was celebrated in India, via the revered Speaking Tree as a guide to self-liberation.
She has written columns for some of the world's leading publications on how to live a life of balance and prosperity.

I would like to end this with a note that I had an opportunity to write a review for one of her book in September 2016, the link of which could be found hereby clicking here

Grow with Fivestar

I along with fellow bloggers had an opportunity to visit the Five Star outlet in Besant Nagar. The showroom is located in Besant Avenue near Royal Enfield showroom.

Unlike other places which operates on kiosks model, this place is a dine-in place. It has a facility to accommodate even 15 people at a time.

What items did we get to taste?

1. Crunchy Masala

2. Thai Crispy

3. Hot 'n' Smokey

4. Chilli Nuggets

5. Spicy Fingers

6. Chicken Popcorn

7. Hungry Bird Burger

While we see about the food items in a while, I would talk about the store. The store offers a free wi-fi and payment can be made via JdPay. The store is available on Swiggy which means one can place online orders too.

Needless to say, the store is present on Zomato as well.  Do leave your review about the store.

What are the take away from the event?

There were few. Firstly we had an opportunity to taste the above mentioned delicacies and needless to say the taste remains the same ever since I had it which dates back to 2015. This shows the brand's commitment towards maintaining the standard and quality.

How is this possible?

The reason is simple. The brand which is a part of the global conglomerate CP Foods which is head quartered in Thailand and has over 7000 outlets in 9 countries namely Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, China, Bangladesh and India believes in 3 aspects:

1. Great Taste
2. Best Quality and
3. Great Value

The brand does not source chicken from outside but get it raised in their own poultry farm in Chittoor. The chicken gets distributed before sunrise to all the outlets which means whatever you eat is as fresh as they are. One should make a note that because of this, the chicken are not frozen enabling them to maintain its taste. This makes them say proudly that they adapt to "Farm to Food" methodology.

The chicken which is served is Halal Certified. Hence any one can eat it without any second thoughts.

Coming to the food:

Each and every item we ate were prepared and is unique with regards to its taste. The Thai Crispy is for those who wanted less spicy chicken an with international taste whereas hot 'n' smokey is just for Indian consumers. Chicken popcorn is a hit among youngsters because once you eat it, you will not go elsewhere.

Spicy fingers are prepared with chicken and binders are used to hold the grind which may include soy flour. Chilli nuggets are unique as they give you the feeling of eating a chicken paw. Crunchy Masala and Hungry Bird Burgers are the other delicacies which the brand is known for.

As mentioned above, the chicken would be delivered along with the ingredients/mix that would go in the making of the food item to ensure uniform taste across all the outlets. Only the preparation is done at the store.

We took few snaps inside and outside the outlet.

What makes Five Star special?

The brand operates on its own not depending on raw materials from other vendors hence making it possible to price their products low. A birthday party can be host for as less as Rs.1,000 covering 8-10 people either at the store or at your home.

The brand is also looking at expanding its base in Chennai and other parts of South India. The new model which they have come up will enable any one who is willing to put in their hard work and with a small investment of 6 lakhs onwards, can own up a franchisee where all the support like branding, staff training support, customer handling, set up of infrastructure and food items would be given by the brand.

You need not have to own a huge place. Even a mere 80-100 sq.ft space is enough to take up the franchise and at an expected profit after overheads pegging at approx 30%, one could take back their investment in 3 years max which means anything after that is just your profits, completely.

What more you are waiting for? If you do not want to work under some one and has the will to put in your hard work and want to be your own boss, join hands with the leading brand Five Star and grow with them.

Gaurav Narang takes the Cultural Route to Navsari

With the name Navsari means new home in Persian, and Coffee Culture (CC) feels privileged to have a place in this home. Coffee Culture is opening its new joint in Navsari, with the Parsi connection this city has, and following the route of having it own coffee culture with a mix of elements from the city the Restaufes opens up is by itself a unique concept.  The Coffee Culture recently won an award of Youngest and Most Promising Coffee Chain Award and it is now inaugurated in Navsari by MP of South Gujarat Mr. C.R.Patil on 7th May 2017.


Coffee Culture Cafes are superior Restaufes lounges with quirky ambiance & lively atmosphere.  The Restaufes lounges are everyday hangouts for all segments of crowd.

CC has lot more to offer other than just the coffee, you may select from a wide variety of menu fromSizzlers, Pizzas & Burgers – It has something for each taste buds.  As coffee culture has infused the Parsi Community Culture you will certainly fall in love with the tiny-little bits of the culture in the ambience right from that swing seats for a playful outing, to minute detailing of the checkered tiles to ceiling and a beautifully colorful door that you won’t be able to stop yourself from taking a selfie. All this blended with the perfect lighting for every corner let’s you tell and create more stories. 

“Coffee Culture” is not just any usual café. Coffee Culture is a nation in itself.  It falls somewhere between a café and a restaurant. The beauty of the concept is that one can casually dine any time of the day.

“At CC, we have developed a culture so unique; it is amazing to see what you can do when you are not tied. We have outdone ourselves by serving live food at our Restaufes. Yes we call ourselves Restaufes. We are changing the face of the eatery ecosystem by being unconventionally conventional.”Say’s Gaurav Narang, Founder Coffee Culture.

Spend the time with your family and loved ones luxuriously at this beautiful Persian style Restaufe – Coffee Culture.

About Gaurav Narang
With a demonstrated history of working in the food & beverages industry and a 7 years of hands-on Coffee Shop & Quick Service management experience. Winner of the Youngest and Most Promising Coffee Chain Award in hand. Gaurav Narang Culture Consultancy is a Food business consultancy that provides unique concept to start up - Coffee Shop, Coffee Lounge, Fast Food , Multi Cuisine Restaurant, Pizzeria, any other Quick Service or Fine Dine format Restaurant. They have a solution to all your needs to enter into this lucrative industry and doing a complete set up. In a nutshell, their program includes all consulting time from concept to launch. Creating Awesome Restaurants, From Pin to Piano, They take up Restaurant Set Ups from the idea to the plate. Some of the Restaurants set up are:
Global Local - Pure Veg Progressive Cuisine Restaurant
World Platter - Pure Veg World Cuisine Restaurant,
Go China - Chinese Quick Service Restaurant,
Coffee Culture The Ristorante Lounge - (Own Cafe Lounge Chain)
YOYO Bakery - Premium Frozen Yogurt & Patisserie

About Coffee Culture
Coffee Culture" is a brain child of Director Mr Gaurav Narang & he nurtured the brand with his passion and vision. An idea of developing a Coffee brand with a unique café experience came in year 2003. It took almost a year of work to come up with his first outlet of "Coffee Culture" in Surat and it was warmly welcomed by the city. And now the brand "Coffee Culture is growing with its Lucknow, Jabalpur, Vapi, Kadodara, Bardoli outlets. And many more to come this year. Coffee Culture is now known for its lounge setup with huge offering of Delectable/Fusion Cuisines. From Hot Coffees to Sizzling Food, its Lively ambience is the most loved place for youth in daytime and families during evenings. Skilled yet friendly staff is always there on their toes to deliver excellent menu and quick service. Coffee Culture being a known brand always try to give its customers a unique experience with its Festivals and promotional events.
The main motto of the brand is to give more then expected to its customers.