5 Celebrities living with Diabetes

By: Mr NaishadhSutaria, Co-Founder, Aermed

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Sonam Kapoor

“Not many people know that I’m suffering from juvenile diabetes. Diet plan and insulin has kept me on the toes in all these years,” informs the pretty actress.

Sonam has spoken about how busy schedules took a toll over her health, despite being disciplined. “Diabetes is something I have a control over but due to hectic shoots, I ignored a stomach infection which aggravated to intestines. I was hospitalized for ten days and the doctors had suspected tuberculosis which fortunately wasn’t the reality.”

The actress concludes by saying, “But, now I’m more careful with my health and won’t take any risks henceforth.”

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The King of Swing was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 30. It was shocking for the ace swing bowler who always associated diabetes with a sedentary lifestyle. Nonetheless, he modified his diet and exercise regime to counter the illness and also took insulin doses. The disease didn’t stop him from making his mark in the cricketing world, and becoming one of the greatest bowlers cricket has ever seen.

Halle Berry

The Bond girl was diagnosed was diabetes when she was 23 after she fainted on a TV set. She was taken aback by the disease because none of her family members suffered from it. Since then, she has been taking daily insulin injections for the rest of her life and overhauled her diet. She now follows a diet that is low in fat, sugar, processed carbs and avoids all junk food or sweets.

  

Kamal Haasan

The talented actor suffers from type 1 diabetes and is part of 5% of  Indian diabetic population that suffers from this variety of diabetes. The actor hasn’t let the disease dampen his zest for life and has even become an advocate for diabetes awareness.

Salma Hayek

The curvy actress suffered from gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy), which she claimed runs in her family. She told American Baby magazine, ‘I had gestational diabetes, which I didn’t realize at first. It occurs in women who have high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. I didn’t know whether I was feeling bad because I was pregnant or whether something was seriously wrong. I was nauseated for nine months, which can be one of the symptoms.’

 

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I-Smart sponsoring the super model hunt in Punjab

Ludhiana, February 20, 2015: K K Modelling agency today organised the second season of its annual property – Mr and Miss Super model Punjab – 2. The finale of this mega modelling contest was held in Ludhiana and the jury included eminent members, such as, Mr Kamz Singh, Miss Mandy Grewal, Mr B N Sharma, and Miss Diljot. The auditions had started around a month back and the winners will be given an opportunity to promote I-Smart.

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Mr. Daljeet Singh was declared Mr Super Model and Miss. Pooja Yadav as the Miss Super Model were the winners of the event. First runners up were Mr. Bhavya Arora and Miss. Deepshikha Sharma. The winners, runners ups, and judges were awarded with latest smartphones by I-Smart Mobiles.

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Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajesh Kakrania, Managing Director, I-Smart Mobiles said “This is the first time that we are participating in this event in Punjab and we are delighted to see it turning out to be a grand success. The participants have put up an extraordinary show and we are happy to give away I-Smart mobiles to the winners.

Other sponsors of the event includes, Vi John, UMPL India Pvt. Ltd., Tone Punjabi (Channel Partner), Filmy Focus (Magazine), KamzKreations (Portfolio), G.K. Estate, Shehanshah Arts, Grace Beauty Clinic Pvt. Ltd.(Make Up), Pepsico, Pizza Hut, Dollar. Title sponsors were Reliance Communications.


About I-Smart:

I-SMART MOBILE TECHNOLOGY PVT. LTD. has been established with a defined set of core values: integrity, innovation, trust and an unyielding commitment to quality and customer service. The company has a PAN INDIA presence through its wide network comprising of distributor. I-Smart has its networking offices in most of the states &has above 200 service centers.

Mauritius records 18 per cent growth in Indian tourist arrivals in 2015

As per the statistics shared by MTPA, 72,145 Indian tourists visited Mauritius in 2015. This is an increase of 18per cent as compared to 61,167 tourists who visited in 2014. Speaking on this subject, Mr Sanjay Sondhi, CEO, OM Tourism said that the growth was due to the stupendous efforts of the MTPA India team. He further added “We are looking forward to an even better 2016”. Vivek Anand, Country Manager said “We have seen a remarkable rise of Indian footfalls to Mauritius from all target groups i.e. FIT, MICE, Wedding, Families and honeymooners.

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I would like to thank all stakeholders for partnering MTPA in this endeavour. We have seen more wedding and MICE groups showing interest in Mauritius. We also initiated direct interaction with the consumers – promotions in malls and during Golf tournaments, Radio campaigns and a destination promotion series on NDTV Good Times anchored by Rocky and Mayur helped us to increase awareness about the destination. Anand added that “we expect the numbers to increase by another 20 per cent next year with more weddings and MICE groups visiting Mauritius. We will continue promoting Mauritius as a MICE, Wedding, Honeymoon, Adventure, Golf, Family and Luxury destination in 2016.”

Aermed, a healthcare assistant app for ordering medicines and lab tests

Fast and cheap delivery, no minimum order value constrain, refills and reminders

New Delhi, February 19, 2016: Aermed is a mobile healthcare assistant designed for chronic patients such as diabetics & cardiac patients. It provides you a single dashboard to manage all your condition requirements and track your progress over time. Its services are currently available in New Delhi only.Aermed delivers it to you really fast and really cheap. Don’t bother about the minimum order size or the minimum order value because Aermed delivers even one item or many without any minimum order value constraint. Aermed claims not to be one of those apps/service that just delivers medicine; Aermed is like an extended family that ensures its usersare healthy and hassle-free. With Aermed, users just need to a click a photo of their prescription and leave the rest to the servicing team.

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Some key benefits of using Aermed includes, medicine ordering, lab tests ordering and diet counselling. The app gives its users useful tips on healthy living and an access to track their health progress on automatic charts which they may share with theirloved ones. Aermed buys the medicines itself thus minimizing risk of fake or spurious medicines. Aermed only supplies the best and most trusted medicines and is a trusted pharmacy partner.

One of the co-founder at Aermed said “Aermed is a mobile healthcare assistant designed for chronic patients such as diabetics & cardiac patients. It provides you a single dashboard to manage all your condition requirements and track your progress over time. Don’t bother about the minimum order size or the minimum order value because Aermed delivers even one item or many without any minimum order value constraint. Online ordering on Aermed is everybody’s piece of cake!

With Aermed, users can avail a free diet counselling from its in-house star nutritionist on their first order and get customized diet charts based on their health condition. For online lab test ordering, users can order from the comfort of their home and Aermed’s trained phlebotomist will do a home pickup of sample at a convenient time.

The Ultimate Biker’s Calendar 2016 Launched!

 

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The 3rd edition of the Ultimate Biker’s Calendar (UBC), created by Jasminder Singh, an ardent bike enthusiast and an ace photographer was launched on Sunday, 31st Jan at the Qla- Opposite Qutub Minar by Arjuna Awardee Ms. Deepa Malik, a renowned name in the Indian athletics and motorcycling communities.

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The calendar features some of the finest superbikes in production in the world and also some classic hand crafted bikes/trikes along with their proud owners, where the photographer makes the pictures come out alive.

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The theme for the calendar is to promote ‘Road Safety’ and ‘Responsible Riding’. Mr Jasminder Singh who is the brains behind UBC (Ultimate Biker’s Calendar) has amalgamated his passion for photography & biking and channelled the same to promote the cause of biker safety by means of this unique concept – The Ultimate bikers Calendar. Through this calendar the message is to encourage riders to wear proper riding gears and ensure safety while chasing their passion for biking. Jasminder is the founder of start-up JS Photoworks & and founder and Creative Director at the start-up Creative Angels- A leading web design agency in Delhi NCR with client base across the globe.
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“The Ultimate Biker’s calendar is the sole outcome of my undying passion for biking & fabulous superbikes. It is a heartfelt New Year present for the biking brotherhood and as you flip through its pages, you’ll witness a fusion of photography with a touch of technology to create a never before experience for the biking fraternity. I am proud to create such a piece of art which is born out of pure passion and hope that it will be revered by people who share the zeal.” said Jasminder Singh

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The event witnessed a never before display of superbikes from all parts of Delhi-NCR; ranging from a Harley Davidson, KTM RC8R, Suzuki Hayabusa, Twindian Trike (Custom made), Kawasaki Ninja, Yamaha R1 & Vmax, Honda Goldwing to a Boss Hoss BHC-3-L3SS featuring a V8 6200 cc engine from Chevrolet, the only bike available in India. The event also witnessed tree plantation by the NGO Partner of the event – TRY (Tree Relief & You). The NGO aims to plant, preserve & protect NCR Delhi’s Urban Forest through education, active citizen participation & advocacy. It is dedicated to ensure that the public passion to protect our woods & forests is firmly rooted.

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The Ultimate Biker’s Calendar 2016 is now available for sale online at Ultimate Bikers Calendar with a price tag of Rs.499/- only, with Nationwide delivery.

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The previous editions of the Ultimate Biker’s Calendar had gained tremendous response with around 5,000 copies being distributed all over India.

Explore wildlife tourism in ‘Heart of India’ Madhya Pradesh

Kanha – Call of the Wild

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Kanha’s sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands & meandering streams stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendour. Kanha National Park forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under project Tiger. The park is the only habitat of the rare hardground Barasingha. In the 1930s, the Kanha area was divided into two Sanctuaries, Hallon and  Banjar, of 250 sq km  & 300 sq km each. Though one of these was subsequently disbanded, the area remained a protected one until 1947. Depletion of the tiger population in the years that followed led to the area being made  an  absolute sanctuary in 1952.

What to see-

Bamni Dadar: Known as Sunset Point, this is one of the most beautiful areas of the park, from where a spectacular sunset can be watched. The dense luxuriance of Kanha’s forests can  best be seen from here. Animals that can be sighted around this point are typical of the mixed forest zone.
Less commonly seen species are-  Tiger, Indian hare, dhole or Indian wild dog, barking deer and Indian bison or gaur. Patient watching should reward the visitor with a sight of:

Indian fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, jungle cat, leopard, mouse deer, chausingha or four horned antelope, nilgai, ratel and porcupine. Very rarely seen species are-Wolf, which lives in the far east of the park, chinkara, to be found outside the park’s northern boundary, Indian pangolin, the smooth Indian otter and the small Indian  civet.

Commonly seen species include: Cattle egret, pond heron, black ibis, common peafowl, crested serpent, racket- tailed drongo, hawk, eagle and red wattled lapwing, various species of fly catcher, woodpecker, pigeon, dove, parakeet,babbler and mynah, Indian roller,white breasted kingfisher and grey hornbill. Avian species: Kanha has some 200 species of birds. Watchers should station themselves in the hills , where the mixed and  bamboo forests harbour many species, and in the grassy forest clearings. Water birds can be seen near the park’s many rivulets and at Sarvantal, a pool that is frequented by water birds and the area in front of the museum. The sal forests do not normally yield a sight of Kanha’s avifauna. Early mornings and late afternoons are best for bird watching, binoculars are an invaluable aid to the watcher.
Jeep and Elephant Hire MPSTDC jeeps are available on hire for touring the park. Elephants are used for tiger tracking and should a tiger be located, the elephants can take  visitors to the site. For jeep hire, contact the MPSTDC Managers at Baghira Log huts, Kisli and  at   Kanha Safari Lodge, Mukki. Bookings for a morning run should be made the previous day.Please bear in mind that jeeps are not always available during peak visiting periods.

Best Season: Mid October to June. (The park is closed from July 1- Oct 15 due to rains). For those planning a visit, a stay for at least three nights is recommended in order to have a good chance of seeing the more elusive animals- although  a brief visit is also interesting.

Food: Kisli has a restaurant and a canteen . The restaurant serves both Indian and Western food. The canteen serves  reasonably priced meals and  snacks. Mukki also has a multi – cuisine restaurant.

Useful Information –
THERE IS NO FACILITY FOR ENCASHING TRAVELLER’S CHEQUES at Kisli or Mukki, the nearest bank dealing in foreign exchange is the State Bank of India at Mandla.

How to reach
Khatia (3km from Kisli) and Mukki are the two main entry points to the Kanha National Park. From Jabalpur,Kisli is 165 km via Chiraidongri and  Mukki is 203 km via Motinala and Garhi.

By Air- Nearest airports are at Jabalpur -160 km, Raipur-240 km and  Nagpur-335 km

By Rail-  Convenient railheads are at Jabalpur & Bilaspur.By Road- There is a daily bus service available for Kisli & Mukki from Jabalpur & back. Taxis are available for hire from Jabalpur,Bilaspur and  Raipur. It is advisable to reach Kisli before sunset as vehicles are not permitted within the park after dark. For assistance at Jabalpur, contact MPSTDC’s Tourist office at the Railway Station or Kalchuri Residency(MPT)

Your Host

Baghira Log Huts,Kisli (07649) 277227 (MPT)

Tourist Hostel,Kisli (07649) 277310 (MPT)

Kanha Safari Lodge,Mukki (07636) 290715(MPT)

Bandhavgarh -National Park with a Rich Historical Past

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This is a small national park; compact, yet teeming with wildlife. The density of the tiger population in Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. This is the original home of the white tigers.  These have been found in the old state of Rewa for many years. The last known was  captured by Maharaja Martand Singh in 1951.This white tiger , Mohun, is now stuffed and on display in the palace of the Maharajas of Rewa.

Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other species: sambar and  barking deer are a common sight, and nilgai are to be seen in the more open areas of the park.

The terrain is of great rocky hills rising sharply from the swampy and densely- forested valley bottoms.The finest of these hills is Bandhavgarh, sided with great cliffs and eroded rocks and on its highest point stands Bandhavgarh Fort, thought to be some 2000 years old. Scattered throughout the park, and particularly around the fort, are numerous caves containing shrines and ancient Sanskrit inscriptions .

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What to See:

The Fort- No records remain to show when Bandhavgarh Fort was constructed.It is thought, however, to be some 2000 years old, and there are references to it in the ancient books, the Narad -Panch Ratra & the Siva Purana .Various dynasties have ruled the fort,for example, the Maghas from the first century AD, the Vakatakas from the 3 Century AD, the Sengars from the 5th Century AD ,the Baghels took over, ruling from Bandhavgarh until 1617, when Maharaja Vikramaditya Singh moved his capital to Rewa. The last inhabitants deserted the fort  in 1935.

How to reach

By Air-The nearest airport is at Jabalpur(190 km). From Khajuraho (237 km), Bandavgarh is a five-hour drive via Panna, Satna & Maihar across stretches of the Vindhyachal.

By Rail-The nearest railway stations near  Bandhavgarh are Jabalpur (190 km) , Katni(102km) & Satna (120 km) on the Central Railway & Umaria(35km) on the South Eastern Railway.

By Road-State/Private transport buses ply  between Katni & Umaria and  from Satna & Rewa to  Tala (Bandhavgarh). Taxis are available at Satna, Jabalpur,Katni, Umaria & Khajuraho. .

Best Season– Mid October  to June. The park is closed from 1 July to 15 October due to rains.

Your Host- White Tiger Forest Lodge ( MPT), Ph:  (07627) 265406

Sydney to welcome 15 million summer visitors

sydney, beaches in sydney, sydney beach, summer, vacations in sydney, beach, sydney beach, beachesAs summer begins so does the peak for travel to Sydney, with 15 million visitors due to holiday in the city. Aerial photographs and footage, some of which has never before been seen, reveal crystal clear waters, secluded beaches, dramatic coastline, cobalt blue skies and endless summer fun – proving why Sydney remains one of international and domestic holiday makers’ favourite destinations. According to Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, summer visitors will make the most of the city’s most famous assets and attractions. Sydney’s amazing dining scene, dynamic shopping precincts and iconic beaches top the most popular warm weather activities for holidaymakers. 4.3 million visitors will dine out, another 2.1 million will shop in Sydney’s boutiques and shopping precincts, and 1.6 million will take a dip at one of Sydney’s world-famous beaches.
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More than 1.8 million visitors undertake self-drive holidays during the period, and day trips increase by 11 per cent. International overnight visitors are likely to enjoy Sydney’s waterfront locations with 82 per cent visiting the Sydney Opera House, 75 per cent taking in the Sydney Harbour Bridge and 72 per cent stopping by Darling Harbour. Australian visitors to Sydney will put a trip to Darling Harbour at the top of their itinerary with 38 per cent of visitors planning a trip to see the waterfront precinct. A further 25 per cent will visit The Rocks and 22 per cent will head to Bondi. Getting back to nature is also a priority for holidaymakers with 424,000 heading into the bush to go bushwalking. The most popular national parks for visitors include the Blue Mountains, Kuring-gai Chase, Lane Cove and, of course, Sydney Harbour. Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase recommends that holidaymakers visit Sydney.com to plan their trip.