official publication of indo-american society President: Mr. sanjog parab february 2014
(Established in 1959)
Spreading the power
Mr. Rusi B. Khambatta
Jt. Hon. Secretary
Member of IAS since 39 years
from the President’s desk
Office Bearers 2013-14
Mr. Arjun Bulchandani
Hon. Treasurer & Chairman,
Member of IAS since 17 years
Mr. Sunil Merchant
Vice – President & Chairman,
Member of IAS since 18 years
Mrs. Jayshree Sampat
Jt. Hon. Secretary & Chairperson,
Member of IAS since 19 years
Mr. Daksesh Parikh
Vice – President & Chairman,
Corporate Relations and Publication Committee
Member of IAS since 4 years
It gives me great pleasure to share with you some of the informative initiatives which were initiated recently, in line
with the changing times and expectations of our members. We have attempted to continually redefine ourselves, and
towards this end, we have introduced various new services and started new activities in our organization.
We have fine tuned all our programmes, events, seminars, workshop and activities – or soft skills courses, to benefit our
members. We have continuously focused on the benefits to our students, which in turn will help grooming leaders of
In this regard we have taken keen interest to organize the events which will be fruitful to them. We invited prominent
speakers which would provide our young students adequate tips on selecting their career paths with the greatest
possible preparations. We invited Mr. Temo Arjani Certified Public Accountant, USA, who spoke about the tax related
issues qua U.S. tax obligations of green card holders who reside in India and who may have capital
gains. We also invited U.S. Immigration Attorneys Michael Phulwani & David Nachman, who spoke
on Update on US Immigration Law and Visas. The Dean from University of California, Irvine,
Ms. Angelika Volkman, addressed about the admission regimentation in their University.
This, of course does not underscore the fact that a lot of work still needs to be done, on multiple
interconnected fronts. To facilitate members to keep abreast of the activities of the society, the
major events are put on the web-site as also highlighted in Landmark.
I hardly need to add that these myriad activities and initiatives have been made possible due
to the strong support of all the members of the Executive Committee, Past Presidents, and
IAS members. I would appreciate receiving your feedback, comments and suggestions to
enable me to take this task forward in an even more effective manner.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch through our ever helpful staff members.
With warm regards and best wishes,
President, Indo-American Society
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Indian Elections and Chai paani
Indian love for cricket is only surpassed by politics.
Countless discussions and heated debates over who will
win and who should win or not win are held for days at
a stretch, at every nook and corners across the country,
except in places like Mumbai, where nothing interests
people more than money. This time with an additional
120 million voters, accounting for nearly 15 per cent of
the 80 crore strong voters, choosing to cast their votes,
the elections will take a new turn. Undoubtedly elections
will be a transformational event this time around.
The Centre for Media Studies has estimated that nearly
Rs.30500 crore, will be spent in this elections. This makes
it by far the largest spend till date. And the second largest
poll expenditure after US $ 7 bn spent in 2012 elections.
But these expenses do not really take into account the
other fringe expenses by the candidates which will
benefit the economy.
The Election Commission recently disallowed one party
from offering free cups of tea. It would be taken in the
expenses incurred by the candidates. Assuming that
each of the supporters of the candidates standing for
elections were to reach out to the 80 crore electorate
and offer just one tea cup, ( cutting chai) the cost would
have Rs.500 crore.If three other main parties were to do
an encore this will rise to Rs.2000 crore ! This would be
besides the additional cutting chais drunk by the die-
hard debaters airing point on view on any and every
topic. This would easily go up five fold times or Rs 10000
In the last elections technology was used to reach out to the
veteran electorates.The usage of SMS will go up manifold. If
to 80 crore voters the cost will be another Rs.500 crore. The
telecom operators are certainly not unhappy over elections.
Ofcourse election expenses go far beyond chai-pani
and SMS.The big parties often employ advertising and
PR companies and their bills on media spend, on-line
and off-line, would even on a very conservative basis be
a few 1000 crore. Besides promotion of the candidates
and glossing over their parties achievements, companies
often use elections as a means to reach out to a wider
mass of viewers, who flock to television sets and radios
to keep tabs on what is happening in and around their
localities. With the tech savvy advertisers reaching out to
gen-X over on-line media.
One can ofcourse keep on adding the other costs.
Transportation by cars, LCV and trucks to ferry the
candidates and their supporters to the mass rallies.
No wonder economists hail elections. The expenditure
on elections provide a boost to the economy which
translates into a higher GDP growth in the subsequent
year. And unlike cricket which is also a national pastime,
elections helps the public at large. Cricket on the other
hand only results in higher earnings for cricketers and a
few chosen few. Let us have more elections !
Polls irrespective of the outcome provides a welcome boost to GDP growth, says Daksesh Parikh
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Relevance of Gandhi
L to R – Mr. Ajitkumar Desai, Chairman Fundraising Committee, Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, Chairman Academics Committee, Mr. Snehal Muzoomdar, Chairman, Special Events,
Mr. Tushar Gandhi, Mr. Rusi B. Khambatta, Jt. Hon. Secretary, Mr. Daksesh Parikh, Vice-President IAS, Mr. Uttam Jain, Chairman, Sponsorship Committee,
Mr. Pramod Shah, Chairman, Economic Affairs Committee, Mrs. Asha A. Vakil, Chairperson, Programmes Committee and Mrs. Kiran Kamath, Secretary General, IAS
A lecture on “Relevance of Gandhi” by Mr. Tushar Gandhi was held
on December 11, 2013. Mr. Gandhi spoke about Bapu’s ethics, namely
the pursuit of love, compassion, self knowledge, duty, self control,
and so forth, as the root to such realization.
The lecture was very interesting and informative and was followed by
lively question and answer session.
Tushar A. Gandhi, 53, was born 1960, to Arun & Sunanda
Gandhi. He is the grandson of Manilal and Sushila Gandhi,
second son and daughter-in-law of Mahatma Gandhi and
Kasturba. He holds a diploma in Printing Technology from the
Government Institute of Printing Technology, Sir J. J. School of
In 1995 he was appointed President of Lok Seva Trust, a
voluntary organisation engaged in running educational and
legal aid programs for the unemployed former textile mill
workers in Central Mumbai. The trust was founded by his
uncle Dr. Kanti Gandhi, Son of Harilal and Gulab, first son and
daughter-in-law of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba.
‘The Teenager Today’ and he is invited to write for journals
such as ‘One India One People’. He is associated with several
organizations which work for peace and non-violence in India
and counter the forces of Fanaticism and Communalism.
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L to R – Mr. Ajitkuamr Desai, Mrs. Kiran Kamath, Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, Dr. Kulin Kothari, Mr. Daksesh Parikh, Vice-President IAS,
Mr. Sunil Merchant, Vice- President IAS, Mr. Rusi B. Khambatta, Mr. Pramod Shah, Ms. Vimla Dalal and Mr. Vinod Parekh.
A medical lecture on ‘We the fortunate Ones’ by Dr. Kulin Kothari was organized by the Indo-
American Society on December 19, 2013 at Lincoln Auditorium, IAS. Dr. Kothari pointed out that
Poverty and blindness are the two most terrifying combination making blind people vulnerable
blind. Of these, 18 million live in India. Over 9 million cases of blindness are caused by cataracts;
and another 3 million due to refractive errors; both of which are easily treatable conditions. One
person goes blind in the world every five seconds; a child goes blind every minute. (As perWHO
report-2002). The statistics on blindness are staggering. For each person going blind the impact
is enormous. Poverty and blindness is a terrifying combination. He also mentioned on the need
to take care of the eyes. He also said that Loss of sight most often results in social exclusion,
making blind people vulnerable to abuse, destitution and early death.
The lecture was very interesting and informative to the lay men. The lecture was followed by
lively question and answer session.
“We the Fortunate Ones”
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A lecture on ‘U.S. Harsh Taxes
Affecting NRIs’ by Mr. Temo A.
Arjani on December 23, 2013 was
organized at IAS. This was a joint
program with Indo-American
Chamber Of Commerce (IACC) and
the audience exceeded the hall
capacity. The discussion covered
a lot of aspects of the U.S Tax Law. The lecture had an
overwhelming response, and the audience was invited
to ask him questions. The ensuing question and answer
session was lively and very topical and interesting.
The points on the aspects of the U.S. Tax law that
Mr. Arjani covered were:
1. When is one required to file Foreign Bank Account
reporting form and what are the Implications of
disregarding the requirement?
2. Should the individual consider the protection (or
is it the penalty?) of ebing part of the Offshore
Voluntary Disclosure Initiative?
3. What are the U.S tax obligations of green card
holders who reside in India and who may have
4. When an NRI inherits real property in India and sells
it how is the gain reported?
5. Are U.S. Citizens who permanenty left the U.S.a
s children and who may never have filed U.S. tax
returns in deep trouble?
6. If Indian relatives desire to give substantial gifts to
U.S. taxpayers is there any planning that may help?
(Former SEO Goverment of Maharashtra)
Chairman & Managing Director
‘U.S. Harsh Taxes Affecting NRIs’
With Best Compliments
Vinod P. Parekh
L to R - Mr. Ajitkuamr Desai, Dr. Subodh Kulkarni,Mr. Temo Arjani, Mr. Sanjog Parab, Mr. Sunder Advani, Mrs. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Mr. Nishith Desai, Mrs. Kiran Kamath.
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L to R – Mr. Vijay Ranjane, Mr. Ajitkumar Desai, Mrs. Kiran Kamath, Mr. Daksesh Parikh, Ms. Kavita Jha, Mr. Rusi B. Khambatta, Mr. Pramod Shah.
An interactive meeting on “Awareness Session
on Commodity Futures” by Ms. Kavita Jha and
Mr. Vijay Ranjane of MCX was organized at the
Indo-American Society on January 10, 2014.
Ms. Kavita Jha spoke on the basic fundamentals
governing the bullion segment, demystifying
investment in gold and silver etc. The lecture
was very interesting and informative and was
followed by lively question and answer session.
Awareness Session on Commodity Futures
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New Horizons in
Respiratory / Pulmonary
& Related Specialities
A medical lecture on ‘New Horizons in Respiratory /
Pulmonary & Related Specialities’ by Dr. Suresh V. Rang
was organized by the Indo-American Society on January
16, 2014 at Lincoln Auditorium, IAS. Dr. Rang emphasized
in his lecture the new horizons in the field of diagnostics
and therapeutics as related to diseases of the lung, related
organs, allergy and immunology particularly related to
Bronchial asthma and other respiratory allergies. He also
spoke on sleep studies, snoring and obstructive sleep
Dr. Rang said that the Respiratory tract involves air, before
entering the nose , from the nose down to the throat, to
the airways, right up to the alveoli to the capillaries which
exchange the gases. It was believed that the respiratory
tract’s function was only exchange of O2 to blood & taking
up of CO2 & releasing the same to the atmosphere. It has now
been shown that the respiratory system, has extraordinary
varied functions, immunologically, etc. in protecting
the entire body against invasion via air, by unwanted &
dangerous elements lurking outside the body.
Further, Dr. Rang mentioned that Abnormalities in the
respiratory tract, could vary from the defects in the nose to
sinuses, to the abnormalities in the segments of the lungs on
both sides. The lungs work in conjunction with the heart in
the same thoracic cage. Chest pain & breathlessness being
functional variables can be tested by the 6 minutes walk test
– an easy test.
Dr. Rang also touched upon the topic on Asthma, by saying
that Asthma is not a disease but a syndrome which has
multiple causative / aggravating factors, from allergy to
infection , to exercise induced, to environmental pollution,
to humidity, genetics & geographical aggravations. Asthma
diagnosis and management can be done by various
machines. He said that theThermoplasty is the new modality
of managing difficult to treat asthma.
Dr. Rang also briefly touched upon Sleep studies for
respiratory related sleep disorders , as snoring, obstructive
sleep apnea which leads to various detrimental/ harmful
effects on the body over a period of time can now be tested
in the sleep lab and managed by new treatment modalities
& lifestyle changes. According to him, Sleep disordered
breathing may also include parasomnias, like sleep walking,
sleep talking, bedwetting, nightmares, sleep tremors and
others. Sleep deprivation effects the body in many ways
causing memory loss, irritabilities etc.
snoring & sleep apnea. Allergy testing & immunotherapy are
excellent modalities of management of bronchial asthma.
Cancer lesion can be now biopsied via bronchoscopy
by navigational bronchoscopy without surgery and its
risks. Management of airways in the ICU has changed and
improved over the years.
The lecture was followed by lively question and answer session.
L to R – Dr. G. B. Parulkar, Chairman Medical Programmes Committee, Mr. Arjun Bulchandani, Chairman Finance Committee,
Mr. Dilip Dalal, Immediate Past President, Dr. Suresh Rang, Mr. Sanjog Parab, President IAS, Mrs. Asha A. Vakil, Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, Mr. D. K. Punjabi,
Mrs. Prabha Narayan, Chairperson Publicity Committee, Mrs. Kiran Kamath and a Member.
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A seminar was organized at Indo-
American Society on “Update on
US Immigration Law and Visas,
Reform and U.S. Legislative &
Administrative Updates” by
U.S. Immigration Attorney David
Nachman and Michael Phulwani
on January 23, 2014. It was a paid
seminar and was well attended.
The lecture was very interesting
and informative and attended
by the students at large from
Dr. V. N. Bedekar Institute of
Management Studies. The lecture
was followed by lively question
and answer session.
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L to R – Ms. Sangeeta Dave, Attorney Michael Phulwani, Professor Shobhana Panikar from Dr. V. N. Bedekar Institute
of Management Studies, Attorney David Nachman, Mr. Sanjog Parab, Dr. Subodh Kulkarni,
Mrs. Jayshree Sampat, Mrs. Prabha Narayan, Mr. Sunit Survase and Mr. Pramod Shah.
Forth Coming Events
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From a budding scientist to a successful entrepreneur-
Dr. Zinobia Madan gains
On February 1, 2014, Dr. Zinobia Madan was felicitated with
two prestigious awards, “Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award for
Contributions in Healthcare” at a function organized by The
Indian Solidarity Council in association with International
Institute of Education & Management in New Delhi.
Among the dignitaries who presented the awards included Dr.
Bhisam Narayan Singh the former Governor of Tamilnadu &
Ex Central Minister, Dr. G V G Krishnamoorthy Former Election
Commissioner of India, Mr. O PVerma Former Chief Justice and
Former Governor of Punjab & Mr. O P Saxena, President, All
India Lawyers Forum.
The second award, “The Jewel of India Award”, for Landmark
Contributions in Healthcare,” has been conferred to her in
recognition of her overall multifaceted contributions to the
Healthcare field, in the field of research, keen involvement in
guiding &executing several research projects, spearheading
medical launches of several new products including
Nutritionals, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnological, as a woman
entrepreneur for introducing the Lifestyle Medicine concept
through a Clinic approach, at ClinOma Healthcare & for
imparting knowledge to groups of individuals on advantages
of healthy living and how it is achievable by right lifestyle
These two awards are a culmination of the journey embarked
on by Dr. Zinobia since her childhood.“A journey of a thousand
miles begins with a single step,”says Dr. Zinobia. At the age of
13, Dr. Zinobia won the Meritorious Science Award at Nehru
Centre from the renowned Nuclear Scientist, Dr. Homi Sethna.
This was her first step in her scientific journey.
Selected by Mumbai University at 19 to undergo indepth
training in research at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune,
Dr. Zinobia joined Jaslok Hospital for a career as a biomedical
scientist. She was conferred the PhD degree in 1991 in
Almost 25 years in the Pharma industry, Dr. Zinobia has made
significant contributions in areas of clinical research, medico
marketing, regulatory , medical writing & pharmacovigilance
& headed big Research and Medical teams in leading
multinational & Indian Pharma companies. Her last position
in Pharma Industry was as Medical Director, Abbott Ltd, where
her role involved heading all these Medical functions of India
Currently in addition to being an Independent Adviser to
Pharma Industry, through her venture ClinOma Healthcare,
Dr. Zinobia has been promoting the keys to healthy living,
emphasizing the importance of‘Adding Years of Healthy Life.’
In her journey of success, she feels she has a truly great life,
travelling worldwide, meeting inspiring people and studying
newer scientific fields of interest. Living her dreams while
working for society, more importantly, she enjoys every bit of
her work thoroughly.
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In recognition of the stellar contribution in the field of Higher Education, the ASSOCHAM Ladies League has conferred
upon Principal Dr. Indu Shahani the Mumbai Women of the Decade Achievers Award for Excellence in Education and
The prestigious award was presented to Dr. Shahani by Chief Minister Shri Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at
a felicitation ceremony held at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai. The other women who also was presented with the award were;
Rajashree Birla, Supriya Sule, Chanda Kochhar, Anu Aga, Brinda Somaya, Surekha Sikri, BK Sister Shivani
In this regard, the Indo-American Society honoured Dr. Indu Shahani by felicitating her with an award in honor of her
contribution towards Education and Community Development on February 11, 2014 at the Indian Merchants’ Chamber,
Mumbai Women of the
Decade Achievers Award
Dr. Indu Shahani receiving the award from Chief Minister of Maharashtra,
Shri. Prithviraj Chavan.
Dr. Indu Shahani being felicitated by Mr. Sanjog Parab, President
of Indo-American Society on being conferred upon her the Mumbai
Women of the Decade Achievers Award.
L to R – Mrs. Jayshree Sampat, Jt. Hon. Secretary, Mrs. Asha A. Vakil, Chairperson, Programmes Committee, Dr. Indu Shahani, Mr. Sanjog Parab, President IAS,
Mr. Rusi. B. Khambatta, Jt. Hon. Secretary at the event held on February 11, 2014 at the Library Lounge, Indian Merchants’ Chamber.
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Feedback from a Member
The Indo-American Society organized the
Alumni Meet for the third time at IAS on
February 7, 2014. The invitees were Alumnus,
Faculties, Members of the Society, Students,
Past Presidents, and the Executive Committee
Members. Mrs. Jayshree Sampat welcomed
each new member and felicitated them with
flowers. The Alumnus shared their experiences
at IAS and the courses that benefitted them.
Past President Mr. Manoj Gursahani who
initiated this event was present at the occasion
and appreciated the efforts taken by the Past
President Mr. Dilip Dalal who continued with
this event in the second year and Mr. Sanjog
Parab in the third year.
Alumni meet at the Indo-American Society was both an inspiring and exhilarating experience for me. The felicitating
ceremony was a good way to recognise the presence of the members of the Alumni and introducing the new members.
It was inspiring to hear the faculties, students, members, President, previous Presidents, all of them, speaking at the same
platform. It was so good of Ms. Vimla Dalal to meet and speak to each member present personally. This meet was an
enlightening exchange of views and thoughts presented by the speakers. It was heartening to see the 7th and 9th grade
students coming up and speaking in front of the faculties. I must mention one of the members who happens to be 80 years
old but as young as 18 at heart exhibited such a lively attitude towards life. It was a lesson learnt from him to live happily
against all odds.The duet song presented by the Society member couple gave a very entertaining end to the Alumni meet.
Lastly, I will conclude with the thought presented at the meet that the Society aims at the image building by developing
the required skills and not just the image makeover which image consultants do.
The Alumnus and the new members at the 3rd IAS Alumni Meet
at Indo-American Society.
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The Indo-American Society in association with the Indo-Swiss Society organized a ‘Smile Again - Free Dental Check up Camp’ for
the members on February 19, 2014 at the Lincoln Auditorium, Indo-American Society. Dr. Amit Chavan and Dr. Dhruti Chavan
conducted the camp using the latest Intra-Oral Camera for the benefit of the members of the Society.
The Smile Again Team is a team of dedicated professionals based in Mumbai and is equipped with the latest and finest dental care
technology.“Smile Again”team consists of eight specialists having an experience of more than 25 years and four in-house dentists
specially handpicked to ensure that their patients have a painless and pleasant experience. The response was good and attended
well by the members and the Executive Committee members.
The Indo-American Society conducted a presentation on ‘Art of Financial
Planning Session’by Mr. Sanjeeva Mathur on February 21, 2014.
The presentation broadly covered on topics such as:
• What is Financial Freedom?
• What is Emergency? How is it planned?
• What is Risk Management? Parameters to consider? Who needs it?
• How to balance between Needs and Wants?
• How to tackle Debt trap?
• Is writing a WILL linked to age?
And many more.
The members were benefitted by the insight of knowledge shared by
Mr. Sanjeeva Mathur. The session was followed by lively question and answer
Dental Check- Up
Art of Financial Planning Session
Mr. Sanjeeva Mathur presently heads
development at Freedom Financial
Planners. Sanjeeva has over 20 years
of experience at both national and
international markets in the financial
services industry and has worked at
leadership and management positions
in companies like Cholamandalam
and Reliance Securities. Prior to being
associated with Freedom, Sanjeeva
was the CMO of Financial Planning
Standards Board, Sanjeeva has been
a key speaker at both national and
international forums. Sanjeeva holds a
Master degree in Chemistry and MBA
from IIM Kozikode.
About the Speaker
L to R - Mr. Sanjeeva Mathur, Mrs. Kiran Kamath, Mrs. Prabha Narayan, Mrs. Veera Mundraina
and Mrs. Jayshree Sampat
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The Indo-Global Projects India, organized a one day seminar
on 1st December 2013 at Fariyas, hotel, Lonavala. This
Education and Life Skills Seminar, saw participation from
principals and teachers from 15 schools & colleges.
Following vendors participated in the seminar:
• Computer Masti, IIT Bombay
• Shaimak Davars
• Edu Groomers
• IIT Academics
IAS goes to Lonavala
Education and life Skills Seminars
• ACE - Academy for Counseling & Education Pvt. Ltd.
• Furtados School of Music
Kiran Kamath, Secretary General, gave a brief introduction of
by Rashmi Pawar. The presentation included different
courses offered by IAS, Events, Programmes, Workshops
and Seminars. Main focus was on the courses of Personality
Development, Public Speaking, for the students in Lonavala
and Kids Workshop from age group of 7 to 11years.
2nd seminar was held in Don Bosco School, Lonavala on Sunday, January 12, 2014
A session was organized at Don Bosco School, Lonavala to give brief information on Personality Development, Public Speaking
and Kids workshop courses to parents and students from various schools and colleges of Lonavala. Around 250 students from
schools & colleges attended the workshop along with their teachers & parents.These students were from those 6 schools and
colleges, who attended the seminar earlier on 1st December, 2013. The session was addressed by Secretary General, Kiran
Kamath and Rashmi Pawar. IAS faculty member, Mr. S.Vishwanathan, spoke in details about the courses.The students enjoyed
the demo session on Public Speaking by Mr. Vishwanathan.
Interactive Session on Undergraduate and Post Graduate Education in
USA by Ms. Angelika Volkman, Associate Dean, Inernational Programs,
University of California, Irvine
Image Building on Social Media by
Mr. Pradeep Gupta on February 21, 2014.
Group photo: Prncipals and Teachers from IB Schools and Colleges
Megha Salvekar, Principal, Adv. Bapusaheb Bhonde
High School Presenting boquet to Kiran Kamth,
Sceretary General, Indo-American Society.
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The Indo-American Society organized a medical lecture
on February 26, 2014 on the occasion of World Cancer Day
1914 Titled as “Basics in the Understanding of Definition,
Classification, Incidence, Causes, Early Diagnosis, Prevention,
and Recent Advances of Management of Cancer by Dr. Sujata
Vasani. The Indo-American Society’s Medical Committee
Chairman, Dr. G. B. Parulkar welcomed the audience and
introduced the speaker, Dr. Sujata Vasani to the audience.
Dr. Sujata Vasani who is a Consultant in Medical Oncology
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Medical lecture on World Cancer Day
and Stem Cell Therapy introduced the subject on Cancer
and mentioned about the different types of Cancer, Causes
of Cancer and Prevention of Cancer. Dr. Vasani also gave an
idea of the incidence of Cancer in the world in comparison
to incidence in India. Further, Dr. Vasani also mentioned on
the use of the Bone Marrow, Stem Cell Transplantation and
Regenerative Medicine, Chemotherapy and Medical Oncology
in the advances of management of Cancer. The lecture was
informative and interesting and benefitted the participants.
L to R – Mr. Pramod Shah, Dr. G. B. Parulkar, Mrs. Asha A. Vakil, Dr. Sujata Vasani, Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, mother of Dr. Sujata Vasani,
Mrs. Prabha Narayan and Dr. Navin Vasani
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One of the biggest concerns voiced by critics of India’s growth
story is about the limited job opportunities. And the arguments
schools and colleges and the limited job opportunities based on
the growth of existing businesses. However they fail to take into
account the non-linear growth of small enterprises, forgetting
that India is a land where several thousands of enterprises will
also grow in the future, giving ample job opportunities for the
Started by a young graduate Dheeraj Gupta, soon after he
in Finance from Symbiosis, this tiny enterprise has now become
yet another success story of an entrepreneur who wanted to do
something different. Armed with a degree from a prestigious
university, Dheeraj Gupta, set out to do something most unique
and innovative - brand the vada pav.
At Jumboking, the retail QSR chain he founded in Aug 2001, he
standardized the vada pav, made it a scalable model, and took it
started as a tiny enterprise, the idea clicked. Gupta’s methodical
and meticulous approach, ensured standardisation across
products and services.With its focus on hygenine, quality of food
and taste, Jumboking has become a favourite amongst the youth
and the people on the go. Gupta says “ We maintain hygiene in
the quality of the food we supply and keep taste, standardization
and convenience in mind.”
Operations are simplified, and all of this is put in manuals for
easy and smooth execution. He firmly believes in the power of
innovation. This trait is thus encouraged in his team and by his
extended family of franchisees too.
Recognized as one of the youngest thought-leaders in the
franchising industry, Dheeraj has won several awards in this
field such as the Award for New Concept Franchising and Award
as Innovative Franchisee model in 2007. A member of the jury
of the ET retail awards in 2010, he also chairs the Certification
Committee for Franchising Association of India. In March 2014,
he authored a knowledge paper on Franchising, which was
applauded and well received by the industry. Dheeraj’s approach
has been pioneering, with an unrelenting focus on innovation
and operational excellence.
From a tiny one city store, Jumboking, has a presence in 11 cities,
vada pav. And the appetite to grow in still unsatiated.
Gupta explains that“we’re always on the lookout for 150-200 sq
feet stores, in high traffic areas, mall food courts, railway stations,
high streets, college hubs and IT parks.“Jumboking is the ATM of
the food industry,”he points out.“We answer a precise consumer
need, when people are on the move.There are larger 2000 sq feet
restaurants, more like banks.The consumer today needs banks as
well as ATMs.”
It’s not just about grey matter for this pioneer. Dheeraj recently
completed the 42 km run at the Standard Chartered Marathon
and running is a daily morning habit. Sprinting past different
neighborhoods, he observes the flow of people at work, no
matter which part of the globe he’s trotting. An avid reader of
business biographies, the ace businessman is also interested in
books that focus on personal growth, mastery and innovation.
Jumboking is just one such enterprise of a person who could
think differently and acted on his dreams. It is entrepreneurs like
Gupta who will make a difference to India’s problem of providing
employment to the educated masses in the coming years.
one man’s dream of thinking differently
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