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Vidya Balan Launches Ubuntu Authored By Dr. Shilpa Aroskar And Published By Leadstart. Says It Is A Must Read.

“UBUNTU – I AM BECAUSE WE ARE”, a nuanced and witty book authored by Dr Shilpa Aroskar, had its first pan-India social launch and the book has won praises from none other than Vidya Balan.

“UBUNTU – I AM BECAUSE WE ARE: Parables of the United Human Spirit” is a compilation of untold real stories of people from different spheres of life, their daily struggle during the pandemic , their resilence and optimism  narrated by the author in her trademark wit with humor making one ponder and wonder how did I miss seeing all these.

The author of bestseller YOLO published by Leadstart again, Shilpa Aroskar is a frontline warrior herself, and shares her own experience during trying times and narrates a whole kaleidoscopic human tales about finding love, getting married, virtual wedding, surviving boredom, E schools. She unmask human behaviour and myriads of emotions that gives one a new perspective to life and people.

Talking about the book, Vidya Balan said, “It’s yet another perfect prescription by the pediatrician author; a right dose of wit and wisdom, hope and humor, in these trying times”

“Shilpa’s team approached me for the book launch and I wanted to read it before saying yes. She was kind enough to send me one copy and I just couldn’t close the book before finishing it. I was hooked, the stories are so well weaved and wrapped in despair and hope, being fierce and vulnerable simultaneously. It makes you laugh and cry at same time. It  is a must read book and everyone should have it on their book shelf” added Vidya.

Talking about the book, Shilpa said, “I am honoured with the generous words of Vidya, she is kind as always. The word Ubuntu, it is an Zulu origin word, African philosophy meaning a spirit of common humanity, which many of us have experienced during pandemic. During  social distancing we all yearned social contact and freedom to breathe and get back to normal.  When the suffering was at its peak during the pandemic it was generosity and kindness that helped us survive the storm. I just needed to tell everyone the  stories that I’d witnessed about hope, dreams, pain, love and survival , rebuilding, reforming and unlocking small joys through a witty and humorous prospective. What really moved was the sense of greater good during the hard times for in the end the human spirit  triumphs.

Malini Nair, Executive Director and Head of Publishing at Leadstart said, “We at Leadstart are proud to publish Ubuntu, a captivating collection of experiences and untold stories; shades of human emotions coming from all walks of life during the pandemic.”

The book is available in paperback at all the leading stores and online portals.

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CITTA Baby Products Marry the Gift Of Ancient Wisdom With Modernity


Pune : Inspired by the traditions and knowledge of childcare passed down by grandmothers to mothers, the #Dadi Nani Ke Nuskhe is what CITTA’s range of baby care products pride in. Powered by the prestigious Lexicon Group of Institutions (Pune), this home grown brand brings to millennial parents specially curated baby products for the age groups of 0-5 years. Working on the principle of ‘Tradition backed by Science’ all CITTA products are a culmination of painstaking research into rituals, customers and best practices in baby rearing and caring. Therefore, each one has been designed with thought and age-old wisdom married with state-of-the-art technology and natural Indian ingredients.


Keeping in mind the tender and fragile skin of babies and toddlers, CITTA’s formulations are Safe and Tested that work well for the fast-paced demanding self-sustained life of millennial couples today. That is why, they are developed using natural ingredients and are guaranteed free of parabens, sulphates, silicones, mineral Oil and allergens. Keeping the motto of transparency as a way to serve each parent, CITTA mentions each ingredient clearly on its packaging.

Whether it is the various natural oils, or the oat silk, or the multiple extracts, each one of them has been combined withprecision in a controlled environment and have received all the safety approvals.

Ranging from hair and body cleansers to massage and oiling products for babies CITTA has introduced 11 SKUs that are dermatologist approved, plumed with skin friendly pH, usingGood Manufacturing Practices (GMP) that are cruelty free.This is one reason that the CITTA range of baby-friendly products are already being appreciated by parents from all strata of society.


The bestsellers Baby Balm aka (body butter) for example is loaded with the goodness of Shea butter, that fights drynessand provides deep nourishment to a baby’s skin. It is a soft and supple anti-microbial formula that guarantees longer lasting moisturization due to its unique blend of 7 nourishing oils that provides nourishment, protection and replenishmentand the love of natural antioxidants. The Talc Free Baby powder is an incredible combination of oat silk and corn starch that prevents rashes and itchiness with a supreme absorption capacity and allows its skin-friendly pH properties to help your baby’s skin stay fresh throughout the day.

Similarly, the specially formulized Baby oil is an amazing amalgamation of 12 nourishing oils.  Because of this, natural nourishment to skin is guaranteed with long lasting effect, protecting a baby’s tender skin. Non allergic, non-sticky, a fragrance-free formula, the Nourishing Baby Oil is anti-microbial Anti-inflammatory. Other products include CittaTender Foaming Baby Wash, Moisturizing Baby Balm, Soothing Talc Free Baby Powder, Nourishing Baby Massage Oil, Gentle Foaming Baby Shampoo No Tears, to name a few.

Apart from e-retail platforms, the products are now available in 130 and more top medical stores across Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad.

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Spinny ramps up hiring, in line with its expansionary focus  

  • 2021 saw Squad Spinny grow with 4000+ team members, each driving the Spinny agenda to deliver quality car buying and selling experience
  • Spinny saw recruitments peaking in October 2021 with 18% recruits being women

Gurugram: Spinny – The pioneering full-stack used car retailing platform – is now 4000+ team members strong. The company also aims to increase their workforce by 5000+ employees by the end of 2022 as it expands deeper into the Indian market.

The company is a benchmark in contactless and completely digital transactions where the complete full-stack capabilities allow for buying and selling cars from home. The entire process is curated to be an online first experience with all details about the car along with a 360-degree view of each car listed on the platform.

Says Niraj Singh, Founder and CEO, of Spinny’s recruitment strategy – “Fulfilling our promise of a quality car for every Indian household and customer delight in the buying or selling experience are our people. Through their commitment and zeal for getting things Spinny-right, people today believe in a Spinny Assured® car and trust us. Every new member of Squad Spinny- and more driven individuals will join their ranks in 2022, know their role – to continue to build up this hard-earned trust.”   

About Spinny®

Founded in 2015, Spinny is a used car retailing platform that aims to bring about transparency and convenience in the car buying and selling process in India. Spinny operates across the entire value chain of pre-owned cars, embedding superior technology and processes to deliver a premium experience to customers. As a testimony of Spinny’s commitment to transparency and quality, every car on the Spinny platform comes with a 200-point inspection checklist, 5-day no questions asked money-back guarantee, and 1-year after-sales warranty. Currently, Spinny has 36 car hubs that operate across 15 cities – Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Indore and Coimbatore.


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Mapsko Group & CBCA conducted a Sanitization drive at Casabella

Gurugram, 20th December 2021:  Amid the rapid surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, CasaBella Condominium Association with sincere support from Mapsko Management and Dr (Mrs) Inderjeet Yadav, a Social Activist from Hyatpur have conducted sanitization activity of the whole condominium to limit the spread of infection. The Association also plans to implement measures ranging from limiting the entry of visitors and restricting entry to parks to banning renovation work and walking pets in common areas in case of a surge in Covid cases. This sanitation initiative has been taken up by the President of CasaBella Condominium Association, Commander Satyavir Singh (Retd)

Cdr Satyavir Singh, President of CasaBella Condominium Association, said “After reporting of three Covid-19 positive cases in our condominium, which led to one of the towers being considered for declaring it a containment zone, the Association considered various measures to limit the spreading of Covid-19. We couldn’t afford to take a chance in dealing with this new variant of Covid19. However, we have conducted sanitization of the whole condominium. Further, we have advised the residents to follow Covid-19 protocols strictly and urged the affected people to timely report all cases to the Association so that we take immediate action”.

He also said that the Association is ready to establish an 8-10 bed Covid Care Centre at short notice as every piece of equipment including beds, oxygen Cylinders, oxygen Concentrators, etc are already procured during the second wave.

The Association has also set up a three-stage sanitation process for domestic help and vendors — wash hands with soap at a basin located at the entrance and sanitize their hands twice, once at the entrance and the other before entering the tower.

Mr. Rahul Singla, Director, Mapsko Group, said “It is a great initiative taken by the Casabella Condominium Association(CBCA) to limit the spread of covid 19. We realized that the sanitation drive needs to be conducted as the new omicrons variant is more dangerous than the earlier virus. Henceforth, we have instructed the residents of all the societies to strictly follow the measures and guidelines.”