Saturday, October 20, 2012

Marvels of Mysore and more


Marvels of Mysore & more, a unique contemporary book on Mysore, was released by Tourism Minister Anand Singh here today. The book that was released in time for the famed Dasara festival is published by Raintree Media and supported by the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka.




L to R Arvind Jadhav Tourism Secretary, Sandhya Mendonca Raintreemedia, Anand Singh Tourism Minister, Satyavathi Tourism Director

Releasing the book, Mr.Singh said, “Mysore is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in India. The city has preserved its rich cultural heritage over the years and continues to enrich the lives of Kannadigas. A contemporary book like this serves an important purpose of giving accurate information with good photographs for the benefit of readers here and from all over the world. This book is an international edition and we are sure it will be much appreciated.”

Written by Sandhya Mendonca and Anita Rao Kashi, with principal photography by Asha Thadani, Marvels of Mysore & more is a factual photobook on contemporary Mysore. The book celebrates the captivating sights and enduring charm of this heritage city.

Sandhya Mendonca, MD & Editor-in Chief, Raintree Media who has published the book said, “Marvels of Mysore & more is a contemporary book on Mysore. There are several books on this historic city that talk only about its heritage or are just guides. As the title suggests, the publication has more to offer: this book is an all-in-one: a photobook, a travel guide and a memoir of the historic city and the region around it.

Mysore and the region around it offer endless delights for locals and visitors alike and this book has descriptive information about the cultural history and the wonders of nature in the area. The contents of the book include the festival of Dasara, the colourful folk dances, the heritage buildings, the modern developments and the vast cultural diversity in this part of Karnataka. Marvels of Mysore & more shows the reader what to see, what to do, where to stay, what to buy in this city, and in the interesting tourist trail starting from Bangalore through Melkote, Ranganathittu and other places all the way to Kodagu.”

Praise for Marvels of Mysore & more

“Combination of a coffee table book with marvellous pictures and an efficient guide for tourists to Mysore and its environs.” - Shashi Deshpande, Author

“Mysore’s splendorous syncretism tingles each of our senses. Its sights, the palaces, hills, lakes, gardens, sanctuaries, are a balm for sore eyes. From the thunder of temple bells to the soft strains of Carnatic singers, its sounds take us back in space and time. It smells of the ancient and the modern through flowers and coffee, sandalwood and incense sticks. From the Mysore Pak to the Masala Dosa (and everything else in between), its taste has conquered tongues. And, as a walker’s paradise, it welcomes you to touch and feel its royal and colonial past. Sandhya Mendonca and Anita Rao Kashi open the window to see and sample the myriad marvels of India’s most beautiful city.” Krishna Prasad, Editor-in-Chief, Outlook

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Best Of India Press Release


MEDIA RELEASE
11.10.2012
Bangalore
BEST OF INDIA
International Business atlas & coffee table book launched

Mr. Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds, released the
BEST OF INDIA, part of the international BEST OF series of books, here today. He said, “The Best of India book is like a breath of fresh air. In an age of cynicism where we are bombarded with so much negativity, it is a pleasant change to have a publication which focuses on ‘positives’ and success stories.” Congratulating the Publisher & Editor –in-chief Sandhya Mendonca, Mr. Soota said, “The Best of India reinforces the India story and itself will lead to further success for the country as others pick up the message.”

Mr. Soota, who is a former President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and former President of Manufacturers' Association of Information Technology, has also written the foreword for the book. Speakers at the event included experts who have written articles in the book: SG Vasudev on Indian art, Prathibha Prahlad on dance and Prasad Bidapa about the evolution of India’s fashion consciousness.

BEST OF INDIA showcases 62 key businesses across various verticals that drive its trade and commerce. With an aesthetic blend of beautiful photographs and cogent text, it is a microcosm of Indian success stories. This elegant copper embossed coffee table book highlights the economic and cultural dynamism of India.

The elegant book also includes valuable perspectives from well-known personalities like Suhel Seth on Brand India, Ashutosh Gowariker on cinema, Rashid Khan on music, Shanta Gokhale on theatre, K Satchidanandan on literature and Sanjeev Kapoor on cuisine.

Sandhya Mendonca, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of GVP India & Raintree Media, said, “The BEST OF INDIA is a comprehensive and compelling study of the great Indian success story. It examines the various qualities that contribute to the success of homegrown Indian companies – visionary leadership, focus on innovation, knowledge driven systems, agility, value for people, customers and partners’ customers. The book celebrates the success of sustainable companies and business models and looks to offer inspiration through the individual philosophies that power their growth.”

The book is published by Bangalore-based Global Village Publications India (GVP India) and Raintree Media, in partnership with the World Trade Centre Mumbai and the All India Association of Industries, key players in the Indian economy who promote multilateral trade and industry exchanges. It is edited by Sandhya Mendonca with principal photography by Asha Thadani.

The fourth in the India series of ‘Best of…’ books, the BEST OF INDIA vol 1 had an international launch, along with the BEST OF SOUTH AFRICA vol 7. The book was released by His Excellency, the High Commissioner of India to South Africa Virendra Gupta at the Future of Trade Africa 2012 inJohannesburg on July 16.

Facebook bookstore:

Raintree Media also announced the launch of the first facebook bookstore in India in collaboration with Bangalore-based Exprestore, India’s first f-commerce company.

Aditya Mendonca, Director, Digital division, Raintree Media said, “Facebook users can order titles published by Raintree Media & GVPI from the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/raintreemedia. F-commerce is a way by which facebook users can shop for merchandise from their favourite pages without leaving the network at any point during their transaction.”Ashish Agarwal, CEO and founder of Exprestore, said, “Facebook commerce is all set to change to way Indians shop online, compared to e-commerce.”


BEST OF INDIA

Branding a Nation and its people
Pages: 232
ISBN: 978-81-90776127
MRP: Rs. 3000/-
Published by: Global Village Publications India
Cover: Hard bound
Edited by Sandhya Mendonca

The book is available in leading bookstores and online on flipkart.com and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raintreemedia.

About Sandhya Mendonca

CEO & Editor -in- Chief of Global Village Publications India &Raintree Media Pvt Ltd

A seasoned journalist who has worked with prestigious publications until she became a media entrepreneur, Sandhya exemplifies the convergence of skills needed for both roles that she plays in the company. She is a post-graduate in Political Science and has a PGD in Public Relations. With a keen eye for detail, she heads the editorial team and specialises in incisive copy. She has a yen for travel which she uses to put to good use by opening up new territories for the growing the GVP footprint.


About the ‘Best of…’ series
BEST OF INDIA is published by Global Village Publications India (GVP India) Pvt Ltd, in partnership with Raintree Media, under license from Global Village Partnerships, Dubai that is the worldwide franchisor for the ‘Best of…’ series of publications.
Earlier editions in the ‘Best of…’ India series include Best of Bangalore, Best of Chennai and Best of Goa. Please view e-books at www.gvpedia.com | www.proudlyasia.com

Praise for the BEST OF INDIA vol 1

“I would like to compliment your effort to showcase the growth and success of our country.”– KV Kamath, Non executive Chairman, ICICI Bank Ltd

“The book is well brought out.” - Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Aut

Praise for Best of Bangalore vol 1


“Best of Bangalore is an excellent book and captures very accurately
what makes Bangalore unique - young, aspirational, meritocratic and
truly the Intellectual Capital of India. This is an outstanding book.”
- NandanNilekani, Aadhar Unique Identification Authority of India

Praise for Best of Chennai vol 1

“Best of Chennai captures the essence of the city through articles and photographs.” - The Hindu

“This is something I would be happy to buy and distribute among my friends, especially when I travel overseas. It would be a nice way for my friends from overseas to get to know about my city Chennai.” - Ramesh Krishnan, legendary tennis champion
Praise for Best of Goa vol 1
“Best of Goa covers the nuances that give the state its exceptional quality.”
– NavhindTimes

“Here we have a high-end book by a sensitive group of persons….it not only transmits the flavour of Goa to the reader but also eloquently expresses the richness of its culture and its society…” - The Herald

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Best of India Launch Coverage

Best of India Bangalore Launch

http://www.thisweekbangalore.com/?p=15846



Sandhya Mendonca ,MD Raintree Media & Ashok Soota , Executive Chairman , Happiest Minds with the Best of India







from L-R Prathibha Prahlad, SG Vasudev, Ashok Soota, Prasad Bidapa and Sandhya Mendonca at the launch of BEST OF INDIA book

Mr. Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds, released the BEST OF INDIA, part of the international BEST OF series of books, here today. He said, “The Best of India book is like a breath of fresh air. In an age of cynicism where we are bombarded with so much negativity, it is a pleasant change to have a publication which focuses on ‘positives’ and success stories.” Congratulating the Publisher & Editor –in-chief Sandhya Mendonca, Mr. Soota said, “The Best of India reinforces the India story and itself will lead to further success for the country as others pick up the message.”

Mr. Soota, who is a former President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and former President of Manufacturers’ Association of Information Technology, has also written the foreword for the book. Speakers at the event included experts who have written articles in the book: SG Vasudev on Indian art, Prathibha Prahlad on dance and Prasad Bidapa about the evolution of India’s fashion consciousness.


BEST OF INDIA showcases 62 key businesses across various verticals that drive its trade and commerce. With an aesthetic blend of beautiful photographs and cogent text, it is a microcosm of Indian success stories. This elegant copper embossed coffee table book highlights the economic and cultural dynamism of India.

The elegant book also includes valuable perspectives from well-known personalities like Suhel Seth on Brand India, Ashutosh Gowariker on cinema, Rashid Khan on music,Shanta Gokhale on theatre, K Satchidanandan on literature and Sanjeev Kapoor on cuisine.

Sandhya Mendonca, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of GVP India & Raintree Media, said, “The BEST OF INDIA is a comprehensive and compelling study of the great Indian success story. It examines the various qualities that contribute to the success of homegrown Indian companies – visionary leadership, focus on innovation, knowledge driven systems, agility, value for people, customers and partners’ customers. The book celebrates the success of sustainable companies and business models and looks to offer inspiration through the individual philosophies that power their growth.”

The book is published by Bangalore-based Global Village Publications India (GVP India) and Raintree Media, in partnership with the World Trade Centre Mumbai and the All India Association of Industries, key players in the Indian economy who promote multilateral trade and industry exchanges. It is edited by Sandhya Mendonca with principal photography by Asha Thadani.

The fourth in the India series of ‘Best of…’ books, the BEST OF INDIA vol 1 had an international launch, along with the BEST OF SOUTH AFRICA vol 7. The book was released byHis Excellency, the High Commissioner of India to South Africa Virendra Gupta at the Future of Trade Africa 2012 inJohannesburg on July 16.
Facebook bookstore:

Raintree Media also announced the launch of the first facebook bookstore in India in collaboration with Bangalore-based Exprestore, India’s first f-commerce company.

Aditya Mendonca, Director, Digital division, Raintree Media said, “Facebook users can order titles published by Raintree Media & GVPI from the facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/raintreemedia. F-commerce is a way by which facebook users can shop for merchandise from their favourite pages without leaving the network at any point during their transaction.”Ashish Agarwal, CEO and founder of Exprestore, said, “Facebook commerce is all set to change to way Indians shop online, compared to e-commerce.”



BEST OF INDIA
Branding a Nation and its people
Pages: 232
ISBN: 978-81-90776127
MRP: Rs. 3000/-
Published by: Global Village Publications India
Cover: Hard bound
Edited by Sandhya Mendonca
The book is available in leading bookstores and online on flipkart.com and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raintreemedia.