Evelyn Sharma walks for Kolkata Designer

first_imgDesigner Jyoti Sachdev Iyer launched her latest collection ‘Audacieux’ at Shaan-e-Pakistan, held in the national Capital. The model-turned actor Evelyn Sharma was the showstopper. The duo supported the cause initiated by Evelyn Sharma’s NGO ‘Seams for Dreams’.Evelyn says, “I am happy to be a part of this noble event that beautifully binds two nations. I really admire the collection. I like the fact that the designs are bold and for today’s woman.”  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘Audacieux’ is a French word for bold, and the collection comprises of bold and edgy silhouettes. The actor recently launched her NGO ‘Seams for Dreams’ which she expresses as, “the universal love for fashion.” The NGO focuses on getting together fashionistas and their support for humanitarian purposes. This 3 day mega event focused on showcasing the culture and products by renowned Indo-Pak couturiers. This first-of-its-kind showcase aims to bring together talented designers and artisans from both sides of the border.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDesigner Jyoti Sachdev Iyer’s line of designs comprised a range of interesting Indian wear combining western silhouettes with Indian fabrics and embellishments. The fabrics used are georgettes, chanderis, slub chanderi and stretched lycra. The western line comprised drapes in stretch fabrics. “I was anxious and excited to showcase my collection in Delhi for the first time. All my designs have traditional Indian roots and bold cuts. I hope my bold and edgy collection is appreciated.” says talented designer Jyoti Sachdev Iyer.The designs are a beautiful marriage of contemporary inspirations and traditional asthetics.last_img read more

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Bogie of Dhauli Express derails none injured

first_imgKolkata: A bogie of the Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express derailed near Panskura Station in East Midnapore on Tuesday morning.However, as the train was moving slow, none was injured in the incident that took place between Bhogpur and Panskura stations in the Howrah-Kharagpur section at around 7.10 am, a spokesperson of South Eastern Railway said. According to the official, the wheel of chair car coach B-3, which was the sixth bogie from the engine, derailed, resulting in panic among the passengers who were travelling in it. The matter was immediately informed to the senior officials of South Eastern Railway. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAn accident relief train immediately rushed to the spot which is about 67 kilometres away from Howrah, with senior railway officials and engineers. The train resumed its journey towards Puri after the affected bogie was detached from the rake. The bogie was dragged a few metres from the spot where it had derailed. A senior official of South Eastern Railway said that 12703 Howrah-Secundrabad Faluknama Express halted at all stoppages of Dhauli Express up to Khurda Road Station, so that passengers en route do not face any inconvenience. Helpline numbers were made available at various stations including Howrah, Cuttak and Balasore in Odisha. Senior railway officials have started a probe in this regard. They are investigating to know if the bogie derailed due to any technical glitch. The technical management experts of South Eastern Railway also visited the spot.last_img read more

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The Benefits of InCar Technology

first_img This story appears in the October 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 4 min read Sergio Casas-Silva Jr. is operations manager for his family-owned trucking company, Tili Logistics Corporation, in San Diego. But Casas-Silva didn’t start his career in the family business–he came from banking. “I’m a numbers guy; I believe in their power,” he says.So when he agreed to join his father, also named Sergio, in an effort to expand from shipping transportation equipment across the U.S.-Mexico border into a nationwide force hauling everything from produce to electronics, Casas-Silva knew he’d need telematics software.For tracking paperwork on cross-border shipments and fuel taxes for each state based on mileage, he relies on Verizon’s Networkfleet. “You can imagine how tedious that would be to break down the fuel-tax bill for 6,000 miles, but now it literally takes five minutes for the computer to crunch the data,” he says.The software can also alert Casas-Silva through e-mail or text if one of his rigs has a mechanical fault, is parked at a truck stop with a high crime rate, or if a driver is mashing the throttle or idling for hours on end. Casas-Silva says the notifications result in higher productivity, safer driving and considerable cost savings.Carmakers like Ford and Ram are selling telematics packages native to their own brands. Here are some ways such software can help manage any company’s fleet.Monitoring driver behavior. Tracking drivers has become a key feature of telematics systems, helping fleet managers monitor activities via web portals and smartphone alerts. The service is offered on Verizon’s Networkfleet, Ram’s Electronic Vehicle Tracking System and Ford’s Crew Chief.Chris Ransom, director of sales and engineering at Verizon Networkfleet, says that beyond the obvious benefit of containing costs through reduced fuel consumption, detailed monitoring can alert fleet managers to overly aggressive drivers. “It’s a ‘tell’ that an employee isn’t putting the company first,” Ransom says. “He or she could even be a liability to your bottom line in terms of an increased risk for an accident and costly damage to your vehicle.”Checking vehicle wear. Basic telematics will link the vehicle’s alert system to a fleet manager’s desktop. This takes the guesswork out of whether an employee or driver saw the “low tire pressure” or “check engine” light go on. It also reduces maintenance costs: You fix only what needs to be fixed, when it needs to be fixed.Safety first: Ford’s Crew Chief telematics system.Geofencing and routing. Automatic turn-by-turn routing that maps out the quickest and most fuel-efficient routes between customer deliveries or service calls may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s the long-term edge that will produce the biggest payoff. Because the software tracks patterns over time, it continues to tweak and improve routing suggestions based on the most frequent stops on regular routes.And telematics can go well beyond GPS instructions. For instance, all three systems offer geofencing, so that the vehicle owner is alerted if a driver has driven beyond a designated work/delivery zone. The Ford system additionally offers speed governors that prevent a vehicle from exceeding the posted speed limit.Ensuring safety. Telematics systems immediately alert the owner in the event of an accident; Ford and Verizon’s systems also track seat-belt use. That may seem unnecessary, but seat-belt use nationwide hovers around the 86 percent mark, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and severity of injuries increases greatly when a driver isn’t belted. Employees who don’t wear seat belts are endangering themselves and your workers’ compensation premiums. Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer October 20, 2014 Listen Nowlast_img read more

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