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Max Fashion and Goonj together takes a step towards a better tomorrow


Max Fashion and Goonj together takes a step towards a better tomorrow. 

As part of its CSR program, Max Fashion has launched a noble initiative where preloved garments will be upcycled for under privileged communities with installation of garment contribution boxes in 105 stores.


Chennai, 30th September 2022: Max Fashion, India's largest fashion destination, has collaborated with Goonj, an internationally awarded, non-profit organization to promote sustainability. The program was launched today at Max VR Mall store in Chennai with the unveiling of the garmentcontribution box by key dignitaries from Goonj and Max. As part of this initiative, contribution boxes have been installed in 105 Max Fashion stores across the country to enable recycling of used garments and utilizing it for the underprivileged.

Max cares is an initiative which ensure we care for the betterment of our planet. Max fashion and Goonj have collaborated to upcycle preloved garments and reduce excess of fashion waste going into landfill. Max fashion inspires consumers to inculcate this practice for the benefit of people and environment.

Goonj is a non-profit organization that has built a network of community led partnerships from urban to village India, channelizing urban surplus material as a tool to barter with rural efforts and wisdom to address crucial gaps in rural infrastructure, water, environment, livelihood, education, health, disaster relief, and rehabilitation.

On this occasion Harish Kumar Vice president, Max said,“It gives us immense pleasure to announce our association with Goonj that has been driving large efforts towards enhancing the dignity of the underprivileged across India. Max Fashion strongly believes that the progress of the society is a collective responsibility and aims to do its bit by facilitating recycling of used garments”


Anshu Gupta, Magsaysay awardee, Founder Goonj said about the initiative, “This campaign with Max Fashion is important for many reasons. On one hand, it presents a great example to the entire retail sector on how every organization can do its bit while on the other hand, more importantly, it gives every customer a chance to do something for others. In the process a lot of clothes will be prevented from going to landfills, instead they will play a new role in triggering dignity and development in the world. That's going beyond circularity to attain social goals, creating a win-win all over." 


About Max Fashion

Max is Landmark Group’s leading value fashion brand offering clothing, accessories, and footwear for the entire family. Launched in 2004, the brand is known for ‘Everyday Fashion’ and its ability to offer discerning shoppers a range of choices at affordable prices. The brand has grown at breakneck speed and is now present in over 170 Indian cities, over 400 stores and in over 19 countries around the world. With an overwhelming loyal customer base of over 33 million, max is the most loved brand for every family. While our stores are present across India, we have also strengthened our digital and social presence with over 10+ million app downloads, 1.7 million Facebook fans and 1 million+ Insta followersOne can shop with Max from the comfort of their homes on www.maxfashion.com & Max Fashion App. The brand has also amplified its presence with leading e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra and Ajio. This gives its customers a true Omni-channel shopping experience across touchpoints.



About GOONJ: GOONJ (means an echo) a multi award winning social enterprise, using the cities discard for fueling widespread development work across village India. While dealing with thousands of tons of material Goonj reaches this material as a resource, as a parallel currency with dignity to rural communities across urban and rural India as they take up thousands of projects of development work like recharging water bodies, rebuilding local infrastructure, education, for addressing their own issues. Goonj’s pan India work in disaster relief & rehabilitation has led to systemic changes with multi-sectoral impact while its work on menstrual hygiene has contributed towards mainstreaming menstruation as a human issue beyond the culture of shame and silence and establishing cloth pads as a viable biodegradable environment friendly solution. For details, please refer- www.goonj.org

Learn while you play

Though I am a full-time employee, I could not stop myself from going back to my childhood which was evergreen. I had a lot of kids as my neighbors and hence there was no dearth in spending some quality time with them. I use to play a lot of outdoor games like cricket, football, badminton and also flying kites. But all these wouldn't be possible during the rainy season or when my friends are away during the holidays. It is very clearly etched in my mind that when I was appearing for my Grade X exams which was in fact a Government exam, fear and stakes were high. It is during this critical time, that my dad brought home a TV Video game. We never had hi-fi games like PS or Xbox those days. This will be like a deck and on top of it, you have to tether the cartridge which came with a certain number of games. Though there were numerous games, I liked the ones that challenged me. They were mostly related to calculation/mathematics. 

I was fond of maths back then and could solve or finish the games in no time. But these cartridges usually did not last long. Also, we could not easily carry them anywhere as we wished. Now that I am married and have a baby boy, the options are limitless. However, I stumbled upon a site that took me back to my past. The site I was referring to is Calculators.Org

The maths game has a few engaging games namely:

1. Math Boy

2. Sinal Game

3. Crazy Math Game to name a few.

When the concept of learning is coupled with games, it makes it appealing and interesting to the kids. They find it more compelling and even we, as a parent need not have to worry about them since they end up spending quality time. The more they play and are successful, the more knowledgeable they become, undoubtedly. Even though this is meant for kids, once I started playing, I could not stop it and ended up playing for more than 15 minutes at a stretch. These games are so captivating and addictive but in a good sense.

Sinal Game on the other game is all about symbols/various methods used in the calculation. By playing this game regularly, you can enhance your skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 

It doesn't end with this. There are even more interesting board games namely:

1. Checkers
2. Master Chess
3. Snakes and Ladders to name a few.

There are options like Single Player and Multiple Players. Hence you can choose the ones as per your convenience and interest.

Now, this is even more reminiscing.

How can I forget playing Snakes and Ladders apart from Chess/Checkers and other games?

The best part is you can play these games anytime, anywhere and since these games are designed with HTML, it does not drain your pc/laptop battery nor does it consume more data. What are you waiting for?

Press Release - SIAM hosts the 6th Annual CSR Conclave themed on “CSR Rewired: Post Covid 19 Scenario”


SIAM hosts the 6th Annual CSR Conclave themed on “CSR Rewired: Post Covid 19 Scenario”


New Delhi, 21st July 2022: The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex automotive industry body today organized its 6th Annual CSR Conclave, themed on “CSR Rewired: Post Covid 19 Scenario”. The conclave highlighted varied perspectives on Health & Sanitation, Skills development, Road Safety, and Environmental rejuvenation. For this year, there is an emphasis on sharing of best practices & learnings from the various CSR interventions by the Indian Automobile Industry in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The conclave witnessed the participation of key industry leaders speaking on the inclusive development of the society while protecting the ecology.


Initiating the inaugural session, Mr. Sushant Naik, Chairman, SIAM CSR Group, Global Head- Government Affairs, Tata Motors, said, We hope this conclave makes an impactful difference in the lives of our countrymen. We as an industry are committed to giving back to society and carrying forward the government's efforts of 'Amrit Kaal'. We are certain that the active support of our progressive Government shall take our country to new heights. Also, discussing mental well-being is a need of the hour considering the post covid world that we are living in.”


Assuring the Government of India’s willing and active partnership with the Auto Industry towards strengthening the CSR initiatives, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Minister of Heavy IndustriesGovernment of India, said, “The Indian Automobile Industry has been a major contributor to the economy and the society as it holds a major share in the GDP.  Looking forward, in the PLI scheme the government is providing economic support of about Rs. 25,000 crores. to the industry. All OEMs’ have played a huge role in helping society through their CSR initiatives, including during the COVID pandemic. Going forward, the industry should focus more on laborers and small technicians, work more closely with NGOs, strengthen their focus on Health, Safety, Environment, and Skilling initiatives, share its experiences so that the larger community can learn, and lastly, the industry must think big but implement locally. Local communities in the neighborhood of Auto Factories must get benefited.”


Moderating the session, Mr. Rajesh Menon, Director General, SIAM, said, “The whole focus of this conclave is to learn and share best practices through peer learning and to understand the various CSR interventions by the automobile industry. We have been hosting this conclave for the last 6 years broadly focusing on health and sanitation, skills development, road safety, and environmental rejuvenation.”


In the keynote address, Dr. R A Mashelkar, an Eminent Scientist, presented his perspective on CSR 2.0 and talked about four new pillars of CSR in the present world. He also highlighted the Power of CSR and Gandhian engineering.


The virtual conclave was divided into three sessions. 1st session was themed on “New Approach to CSR and Learnings”. With presentations from Honda Cars India, Ashok Leyland, MG Motors India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hyundai Motor India, and TATA Motors.


The 2nd Session started with a panel discussion on “Skills Development through CSR Initiatives” eminent panelists like Mr. Rama Shankar Pandey, Managing Director, Hella India Lighting, Mr. Niraj Hans, Chief Operating Officer (Automotives), Sandhar Technologies, and Mr. Apurv Choubey, Chief Human Resource Officer, Bridgestone India. The session was moderated by Mr. Arindam Lahiri, CEO of, Automotive Skills Development Council.


Taking a session on Mental WellbeingSister B K ShivaniBrahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization, emphasized inner peace and also imparting clarity in moving toward a peaceful and healthy mind. Sister also talked about the need to eat right and have a healthy lifestyle post the pandemic which makes us strong from the inside.


The event concluded with the presentation of the SIAM CSR Awards 2022.


About SIAM 


The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is a not-for-profit apex national body representing all major vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India. SIAM works towards supporting sustainable development of the Indian Automobile Industry with the vision that India emerges as the destination of choice in the world for the design and manufacture of automobiles. It also works towards facilitating the enhancement of the competitiveness of the Indian Automobile Industry, reducing the cost of vehicles, increasing productivity, and achieving global standards of quality.

Press Release - Toshiba all set to Launch Exquisitely Crafted AI Google TV with India Insight Features


Toshiba all set to Launch Exquisitely Crafted AI Google TV with India Insight Features

  • Set to launch 4K AI C350 Google TV series exclusively on Amazon on Prime Day

  • Also launches Full Array M550 QLED TV series with India insight features exclusively on Flipkart this week

  • 3 Year warranty and special introductory launch price up for grabs

New Delhi, 21 July 2022: Paving the way for the future of television, Toshiba is all set to launch the 4K UHD Google TV series - M550 and C350 series in India. The M550 flagship series, packed with high-end features like Google TV, Quantum dot, Full Array Local Dimming, 2.1 Bazooka Woofer, Far Field Voice Control, Regza Engine 4K Pro AI Picture optimizer, Dolby Vision HDR, and Game Mode and will be available in 55” and 65” sizes for an introductory price starting at Rs. 54,990 and 50” C350 priced at Rs.33,990/- exclusively on Flipkart from 22 July onwards. 

The elegantly designed C350 4K Google TV series will be available in 43” & 55” sizes with Amazon range starting from Rs.29,990/- with a limited period introductory launch offer 2 years additional warranty from 23rd July onwards. With smart features like Google TV, Regza Engine, Dolby Vision Atmos, Game Mode, and bezel-less design both the M550 and C350 flagship series TVs will be a ticket to elevating the TV viewing experience in India


Toshiba TV pursues the philosophy of “Essential Beauty” which is made based on the horizontal and vertical lines in the living space, it makes the living room look stylish by merging into its surroundings. With elegant design and pure anodized metal stands(available in M550), they deliver a gorgeous look while retaining a strong, rugged build. The TV also has a very slim design that blends into the horizon giving it an aesthetically pleasing look.

Press Release: Amazon Prime Days Sale


Amazon Prime Days Sale: Unbelievable Discounts on Westinghouse Smart TVs

  • There will be exclusive deals on all Westinghouse Smart TVs
  • The sale will offer discounts going up to 80%
  • Extra 10% discount available on SBI & ICICI credit/debit cards

New Delhi, 21st July 2022: To make this monsoon season more special Amazon is back with its most awaited Prime Days Sale. which will start on 23rd July 2022 and will be live till 24th July 2022. 

Popular among Indians, Amazon’s Prime Day sale is the Company's exclusive sale for its Prime members. This sale offers heavy discounts, coupons, and cashback on its various range of products. The sale will offer discounts going up to 80%. Shoppers can get the Amazon Echo range of devices free in combo offers or at discounts going up to 50% or more

The E-Commerce website has collaborated with SBI and ICICI bank to offer a 10% instant discount on all purchases also Prime members can avail of extra discounts using Amazon pay.

On the same, SPPL which licenses the US-based consumer electronics giant, Westinghouse TV, is offering huge discounts on all its Smart and Non-Smart TV models. The budget TVs on the list include the Westinghouse 24-inch Non-Smart LED TV and 4 Smart Android TV models – 32-inch HD Ready, 40-inch FHD, 43-inch FHD, and 55-inch UHD and their newly launched 32 HD, 43 UHD, and 50 inch UHD models.  

The details are mentioned below:

The 24 Inch non-smart LED TV, is priced at Rs 6,499 with a 20W speaker output, 2 speakers, an Audio Equalizer, and Automatic Volume Level audio features, and has an HD Ready display of 1366 x 768. The 32-inch HD Ready and 40- inch FHD smart Android TVs are priced at Rs 10,499 and Rs 14,999, respectively. Both the devices are powered by Android 9 which has an ultra-thin bezel and comes with 24W speaker output, HDR, surround sound technology, 400 nits of brightness, 2 speakers, 1 GB RAM, and 8 GB ROM to offer a smooth viewing experience. The 43-inch FHD TV has a 30W speaker output and has an ultra-thin bezel and is priced at Rs 17,499. The model is powered by Android, which comes up with a High Dynamic Range, 500 nits brightness, Surround Sound Technology, 1GB RAM, and 8GB of ROM. A very well-designed UHD 55-inch model priced at 31,999 has an ultra-thin bezel powered by Android 9. The device comes up with 40W speaker output, offers HDR10, 2GB Ram, Surround Sound Technology, 500 nits brightness, 8GB Rom, and 2 speakers.

Also, their newly launched 32 - inch non-Smart TV model is priced at 7799 which comes with an LED screen, HD resolution, 2 HDMI, and 2 USB ports. The model has 2 speakers with a sound output of 20W, a digital noise filter, an automatic volume level, and an audio equalizer that supports mp3/WMA audio formats to assure a seamless sound experience. With a brightness of 350 nits and a static contrast ratio that provides phenomenal visuals.

The 43 inches UHD/4K model is priced at Rs 20,499, and the 50-inch UHD/4K TV which is priced at Rs 27,499 supports 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of ROM, 3 HDMI ports, and 2 USB ports, which is on par with high- end TVs in the market. These models come with HDR10, and Chromecast, to ensure that users enjoy every visual in sharp details and vivid colors. To provide an immersive aural experience with deep surround sound, both the models have 2 speakers, a digital noise filter, and a 40-watt speaker output that supports Surround sound technologies. Smart TVs are powered by the Android operating system, and users will have access to multiple apps and games through the Google Play Store. To top it all off, users can access Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Sony Liv with a single touch of the remote.

Going by the features and specifications, customers will receive a one-of-a-kind high audio-visual cinematic experience on 43-inch and 50-inch TVs having 500 nits of brightness, bezel-less design, 4K resolution, Google Assistant, IPS panel, dual-band wi-fi, 6000+ apps & games available, sleek design with alloy stands.

Notably, all smart TV models include Bluetooth 5.0, two USB ports, three HDMI ports, and an ARM Cortex A53 processor. They have an in-built Chromecast and Airplay that supports 1000+ apps, as well as access to over 6000+ apps and games such as Prime Video, Hotstar, Zee5, Sony LIV, and Google Play Store with 500,000+ TV Shows.

Flipkart Big Saving Days to be Live from 23rd July, Unbelievable Discounts on Blaupunkt Smart TVs


Flipkart Big Saving Days to be Live from 23rd July, Unbelievable Discounts on Blaupunkt Smart TVs
  •  Flipkart Plus Customers will be able to get early access to the offers   
  • Flipkart sale will include discounts of up to 80 percent on electronics
  • Extra 10% discount on Axis, Kotak, Citi, and RBL bank debit and credit cards

New Delhi, 21st July 2022: Walmart-owned E-commerce platform Flipkart is back with its popular Big Saving Days which will start on 23rd July 2022 and will be live till 27th July 2022.

As a part of its special 5 days sale, Flipkart is offering massive discounts on German-rooted brand Blaupunkt Smart TVs ranging in size from 32-inches to 65-inches. The e-commerce website has collaborated with many banks like Axis, Kotak, Citi, and RBL to offer an additional 10% instant discount on their debit and credit cards. Customers can also opt for no-cost EMI option and exchange offers. Flipkart Plus customers are likely to get early access to offers,  and discount deals. The company will also host fresh deals at 12 am, 8 am, and 4 pm during the sale.

With a rating of 4.6 out of 5, Blaupunkt is one of the leading premium brands exclusively available on Flipkart that offers its users outstanding sound and visual quality within a budget-friendly range.

Notably, the affordable priced TVs in the list include the hero model, the Blaupunkt Cyber Sound 32-inch priced at Rs 11,999, which is an HD-ready screen that supports 40W speaker output and has 2 speakers. The second hero model, 42-inch Full-HD (1,920x1080 pixels), is available at Rs. 17,999 and has Android 9, Ultra-thin Bezel, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, stunning Surround Sound certified audio and 2 speakers with a 40W speaker output. An exquisite TV model, the 43-inch Ultra-HD (3,840x2, 160 pixels), is available at Rs. 26,999 and powered by Android 10 with inbuilt 2GB Ram, 8GB ROM, and a 50W speaker output that also features a bezel-less design. It also comes with features like Dolby Digital Plus, DTS TruSurround certified audio and 4 speakers. The big-screen 50-inch Ultra-HD (3840x2160 pixels) priced at Rs. 31,999 is powered by Android 10 and comes with a 60W speaker output with Dolby Digital Plus, DTS TruSurround certified audio, 4 speakers, and 2 GB Ram to offer a smooth viewing experience. Bezel-less 55-inch Ultra-HD (3840x2160 pixels) is priced at Rs. 37,999 and has a sound output of 60w with Dolby Digital Plus, DTS TruSurround certified audio, Dolby MS12 sound technology that can decode and improve Dolby Atmos that will enhance your movie night experience. A quick refresh rate of 60 Hz ensures a smooth streaming experience. The TV remote can be controlled via Google Assistant, making it convenient to operate the TV. The 65-inch Ultra-HD for Rs 54,999 is powered by the latest Android 10 and comes with a 60W speaker output with Dolby Digital Plus, DTS TruSurround certified audio, and Dolby MS12 sound technology that can decode and improve Dolby Atmos, and 4 speakers. It comes with a brightness of 500 nits.

The Sale will also offer a discount on the newly launched40 inches Tv model, which is priced at Rs 15,999, and 43-inch TVs which are priced at Rs 19,999 supports 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of ROM, 3 HDMI ports, and 2 USB ports, which is clearly on par with those high-end TVs. These models come with HDR to ensure that users enjoy every visual in sharp details and vivid colors. 2 speakers, a digital noise filter, and a 40-watt speaker output that supports Surround technologies, providing an immersive aural experience with deep surround sound.

Customers will receive a one-of-a-kind high audio-visual cinematic experience on a 40-inch TV with 400 nits of brightness and an ultra-thin bezel for the price of a 32-inch TV. The 43-inch TV, which has no bezels, 500 nits of brightness, and an in-built Chromecast, will cost the same as a 40-inch TV.