What happens after opposites attract?

What happens after opposites attract?

Catch the mismatched yet delightful couple Dharma & Gregon Romedy NOW starting 3rd

November

National, November 2014 – Love knows no reason, no boundaries, and no distance. It can be

unpredictable and can happen in a blink of the eye. When an unconventionalDharma falls fora

conservative defense attorney Greg, theytake love at first sight

to a whole new galactic level. Come November, get ready for

acrazy ride with the mismatched yet adorable couple -Dharma &

Greg, every Monday to Friday at 7:30 pmonly on Romedy NOW,

Whena free-spirited, bohemian Yoga instructor Dharma

Finkelstein(Jenna Elfman),meetsa sophisticated, straight-
forward lawyer, Greg Montgomery (Thomas Gibson) on the

subway, sparks fly. From getting hitched on their first date to

meeting the parents, these two lovebirds set out to prove that

they’re a match made in heaven. With constantly clashing

parents, Dharma and Greg stumble their way through love,

This November, set a date with the lovable Dharma and Greg as

the adorable couple proves that opposites do indeed attract.

The latest addition to the channel, Dharma & Greg will air at

7:30pm every weeknight followed by F.R.I.E.N.D.S at 8pm and2

Don’t miss the rib-tickling antics ofDharma & Greg starting November 3rd

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Bridgestone contributes Rs. 1 Crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Jammu and Kashmir

Bridgestone contributes Rs. 1 Crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Jammu and Kashmir

October, 2014 – Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd., subsidiary of the world’s largest tyre and rubber company Bridgestone Corporation, today announced a contribution of Rs.1 Crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for flood affected Jammu and Kashmir.

The donation is aimed at providing aid to the affected people and their speedy recovery, along with the re-building of infrastructure destroyed during the floods

“Our heartfelt sympathies are with all those who were affected by the floods,” said Mr. Kazuhiko Mimura, Managing Director, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. ”This is truly an unforeseen and unfortunate incident and Bridgestone hopes to play a part in rebuilding the lives of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

Cheque amounting to Rs. 1 Crore was handed over to the Prime Minister’s Office by Mr. Ajay Sevekari Director HR&A, Logistic, Purchase & IT from Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. for the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund on 27th October, 2014.

About Bridgestone India:
Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd started its operations in 1996. In March 1998 with the setup of its manufacturing facility in Kheda, Madhya Pradesh, Bridgestone achieved its objective of running Indian manufactured Bridgestone tyres on Indian Roads. In a short stint of 18 years, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd has become one of the leading tyre companies in both the OEM & Replacement market.

About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. In addition to tyres for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.

For further details, contact:
Ritu
PR 24×7 Network Ltd.
9827092823

Honda Celebrates its 800thDealer Network

Honda Celebrates its 800thDealer Network
Accomplishedfastest network expansion in the history of Indian 2wheeler Industry
• Zooms to become the second largest 2wheeler Dealer network in India
• Inaugurated 800th dealer network at Karnataka
• Total touch points reached- 3170 in India
New Delhi, 29th, October, 2014 -Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), the only Honda in Indian two-wheeler industry; with its aggressive network expansion plans, announced the opening of its 800thHEAD viz. Honda Exclusive Authorized Dealer with the inauguration of its new 4S (Sales/ Service/ Spares/ Safety) facility in the state of Karnataka.
Honda’s phenomenal network expansion is the fastest dealership spread ever in the Indian2 wheeler industry. With the expansion of sales capacity, Honda continued its spree of spreading wings in India and reaching out to customers through expanded network in an aggressive manner.
Mr. Y. S Guleria, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, HMSI said, “At Honda, reaching closer to our customers has always been our top priority and we have been relentlessly followingour ambitious targets for expansion in line with our product portfolio expansion. Today, we are delighted to announce the opening of Honda’s 800th4S Dealer facility and welcome our new business partner to the Honda family. Through diligent network expansion we wish to cover the vastIndian landscape and thus, deliver our world class products & services to our valued customers closer to their place.”

HMSI dealers are present across 5 regions across the metros and hinterlands of India. The dealer outlets offer key customer needs ranging from product sales, product servicing, Honda’s genuine spares facilityalong with Road Safety promotion amongst other services.One can visit http://www.honda2wheelersindia.com/dl.aspx to spot their nearest Honda dealer network.
For further information, contact:
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd
(Ms Vibhuti Dimri / Ms Namrata Pant /Mr Abhinav Raaj)
vibhuti.dimri@honda2wheelersindia.com,namrata.pant@honda2wheelersindia.com,, abhinav.raaj@honda2wheelersindia.com

Grasim Reports Financial Results for Quarter 2 FY 2014-15

Press Release Mumbai, 29th October, 2014

Grasim Reports Financial Results for Quarter 2 FY 2014-15
Investment for Growth Yielding Results – Robust Volume Growth across Businesses
Consolidated Net Revenue: ` 7,945 Cr., up16% ; PBIDT: ` 1,277 Cr., up 12%
Grasim Industries Limited, an Aditya Birla Group Company today announced its results for the second quarter of FY2014-15.

Consolidated Financial Performance:

PBIDT for the quarter increased by 12% to ` 1,277 crore (` 1,143 crore) as Revenue grew by 16% to ` 7,945 crore (` 6,850 crore) driven by robust volume growth in all the businesses supported by new / acquired capacities.

Interest and depreciation were higher, on account of the commissioning of projects in its Cement and VSF businesses alongwith the acquisition of 4.8 Mn. TPA cement capacity in Gujarat in quarter 1. Consequently, PBT was up by 5% at ` 700 crore (` 666 crore).

Tax expenses were higher for the current quarter compared to the corresponding quarter in last year during which period there was a write back of tax provision and commissioning of power plant leading to lower tax liability. As a result, Net profit was ` 416 crore (` 450 crore).

Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF)

VSF business achieved record sales volume of 100,927 tons, up by 8%, supported by the commissioning of two lines at Vilayat, Gujarat plant. Concerted market development activities have led to market expansion in the domestic segment. Net revenue for the quarter increased by 5% to ` 1,271 crore. PBIDT at ` 151 crore was lower by 37% on YoY basis as realisations were impacted by weak global prices due to overcapacity in China. Higher share of value added products partially offset the impact of decline in prices. Higher volume and full benefit of lower pulp prices have helped in improving profitability sequentially.

VSF Business capex

At the Greenfield VSF project at Vilayat, Line 1 & 2 entailing a total capacity 77K TPA have been commissioned in July 2014. The trial run has started for the remaining two lines (43K TPA) to manufacture Specialty fiber. Post this expansion, the total VSF capacity will rise to 498K TPA.

Chemical Business

The Chemical business volume grew by 28%, with the ramping up of Vilayat Plant. Operating margins declined as a result of the increase in power costs. PBIDT at ` 79 crore rose by 28% on the strength of volume growth.

Cement Subsidiary (UltraTech Cement)

Cement sales at 10.92 Mn. tons are up by 10% led by higher demand and additional volume from the Gujarat Cement Units acquired from Jaypee Cement in Quarter 1. Costs were impacted on account of increase in prices of petcoke and input material coupled with higher freight and royalty on limestone. Net revenue increased to ` 5,772 crore as compared to ` 4,871 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year led by volume growth. PBIDT was ` 987 crore against ` 773 crore in corresponding quarter and PAT increased to ` 414 crore (` 280 crore).

Cement Capex

The Company’s Cement capacity increased to 63.2 Mn. TPA with the commissioning of the 1.4 Mn. TPA grinding capacity at Malkhed, Karnataka. The other Brownfield expansions under implementation are progressing well. Upon completion, this will take the total capacity to 70 Mn. TPA. A 25 MW thermal power plant was commissioned at Tadipatri, Andhra Pradesh, taking total captive power capacity to 733 MW.

Outlook
In the VSF sector, margins are likely to remain under pressure in the near term due to the overcapacity in China. Sharply declining cotton and polyester prices is a major challenge and may impact the growth of VSF consumption. The slowdown in new capacity additions in China should lead to an improvement in industry utilization which augurs well for the Company. The focus on cost optimisation will continue relentlessly.

In Cement, demand is likely to grow by ~ 8% in the current fiscal and should accelerate going forward. The key drivers will be renewed government focus on housing and infrastructure spending.

With additional capacity coming on stream in both the businesses, the Company will further consolidate its leadership position and is well-poised to benefit from the expected upturn in the economy.

GRASIM INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Aditya Birla Centre, ‘A’ Wing, 2nd Floor, S. K. Ahire Marg, Worli, Mumbai – 400 030
Registered Office : Birlagram, Nagda – 456 331 (M.P.)
Tel: (07366) 246760-66, Fax : (07366) 244114, 246024, CIN: L17124MP1947PLC000410
http://www.grasim.com & http://www.adityabirla.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/adityabirlagrp Twitter handle is @AdityaBirlaGrp

Cautionary Statement
Statements in this “Press Release” describing the Company’s objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or predictions may be “forward looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities law and regulations. Actual results could differ materially from those express or implied. Important factors that could make a difference to the Company’s operations include global and Indian demand supply conditions, finished goods prices, feedstock availability and prices, cyclical demand and pricing in the Company’s principal markets, changes in Government regulations, tax regimes, economic developments within India and the countries within which the Company conducts business and other factors such as litigation and labour negotiations. The Company assumes no responsibility to publicly amend, modify or revise any forward looking statement, on the basis of any subsequent development, information or events, or otherwise.
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Take your rightful place in Surat’s Sparkling Diamond Industry

Take your rightful place in Surat’s Sparkling Diamond Industry

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Earn a world class Diploma in Diamonds for a successful career
The gem and jewellery industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. India is the diamond manufacturing centre of the world and Surat is at the heart this industry. At present, India exports 95% of the world’s diamonds, according to statistics released by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council.
Surat is the largest diamond processing centre, with around 10,000 diamond units located in and around the city. Surat accounts for more than 50% of Gujarat’s total exports of processed diamonds from India. Apart from Surat, Ahmedabad and Rajkot are the other major gems and jewellery clusters in Gujarat.Reputed globally for its high standards and constant technological innovation, Surat is estimated to process 8 out of every 10 diamonds in the world, contributing over 80 % of the global diamond requirement!Some research has also shown attributed its success to highly skilled manpower and strong government support.

Diamonds are mainly mined in countries in Africa, Australia, Canada and Russia; traded in Belgium; processed in India; and sold in every corner of the world. The global nature of the industry opens doors to those seeking an international career. It is the diamond manufacturing hub of the world.These diverse career paths are part of a technical field, so it’s important to pursue a specialised education in diamonds.
Ms. Nirupa Bhatt, MD, GIA (India & Middle East) says, “A major portion of the rough, uncut diamonds processed in India is exported, either in the form of polished diamonds or finished diamond jewellery. All these factors contribute to exciting career opportunities for those looking to join the diamond industry. We at GIA are seeing a growing interest for careers related to this industry whether it is diamond grading or jewellery design.”
Considered to be the Harvard in the field of Gems & Jewellery Industry, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the world leader in gem and jewellery education, gives an overview of careers in the diamond industry:

The Basics of a Career in Diamonds
Whether you are looking into a career in manufacturing, trading, sales, appraisal or design, an understanding of the 4Cs of diamond quality is necessary. The 4Cs (Cut, Clarity, Colour & Carat Weight) is a universal standard developed by GIA in the 1950s that virtually every professional jeweller in the world uses to describe a diamond’s characteristics. They are the basis for determining a diamond’s quality, and in turn its value.

Skills and Specialisation
A gemmologist is someone who specialises in identifying gemstones,including diamonds. The need for trained gemmologists who can accurately identify stones is greater than everin part due to the increase in gemstone treatments and synthetics. Professional credentials can open the doors to diverse job opportunities such as a buyer, trader or laboratory and research professional. Diamond manufacturers, jewellers, jewellery retail chains and gemmological laboratories worldwide are consistently seekingnewly trained talent for their businesses. Each of these careers demands an eye for detail and a dedication to quality.

How to Choose the Right Course
For a well-rounded and comprehensive education, be sure to choose a globally recognised institute. If you’re interested in diamonds, sign up for a course that exposes you to a variety of actual stones and teaches how to identify treatments, simulants and synthetics through technical concepts and hands-on training. Choosing an intensive course like those offered by GIA, whichoften last for seven weeks, will provide holistic training in the field. These programmes utilise the latest gemmological equipment – including microscopes and refractometers – and focus on smaller class sizes.

Another important parameter for choosing a course is one in which the instructor provides personalized attention to guide you through the learning experience. A campus tour of the institute will provide clarity on the staff, facilities and course curriculum. Opt for a programme that develops a deep understanding of the diamond industry through research-backed theory and hands-on learning.

Consider your overall development in the vast field of diamonds. For instance, does the programme conduct field trips to manufacturing facilities to demonstrate how diamonds are cut and polished? Does it invite industry leaders to share their experiences and knowledge with students? Does it provide language assistance to understand complex technical concepts? Does it offer networking opportunities at industry events and trade shows? For a newcomer to the industry, these features enhance the overall learning experience.

About GIA:
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery. Many well-known jewellers, gemmologists and manufacturers have chosen GIA to pursue a specialised education in the field of gems and jewellery. The Institute’s courses in diamonds range from a five-day class that gives students the basic understanding of diamond grading to a comprehensive seven-week programme considered the most respected diamond course in the world. GIA also offers many courses for other career options including jewellery design and retail sales. For more details about GIA in India, visit http://www.giaindia.in, email eduindia@gia.edu orCall on Mobile number 0-8108186683 or Toll Free number 1800 1021566.

Take your rightful place in Surat’s Sparkling Diamond Industry

Take your rightful place in Surat’s Sparkling Diamond Industry

 

Earn a world class Diploma in Diamonds for a successful career

The gem and jewellery industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. India is the diamond manufacturing centre of the world and Surat is at the heart this industry. At present, India exports 95% of the world’s diamonds, according to statistics released by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council.

Surat is the largest diamond processing centre, with around 10,000 diamond units located in and around the city. Surat accounts for more than 50% of Gujarat’s total exports of processed diamonds from India. Apart from Surat, Ahmedabad and Rajkot are the other major gems and jewellery clusters in Gujarat.Reputed globally for its high standards and constant technological innovation, Surat is estimated to process 8 out of every 10 diamonds in the world, contributing over 80 % of the global diamond requirement!Some research has also shown attributed its success to highly skilled manpower and strong government support.

Diamonds are mainly mined in countries in Africa, Australia, Canada and Russia; traded in Belgium; processed in India; and sold in every corner of the world. The global nature of the industry opens doors to those seeking an international career. It is the diamond manufacturing hub of the world.These diverse career paths are part of a technical field, so it’s important to pursue a specialised education in diamonds.

Ms. Nirupa Bhatt, MD, GIA (India & Middle East) says, “A major portion of the rough, uncut diamonds processed in India is exported, either in the form of polished diamonds or finished diamond jewellery. All these factors contribute to exciting career opportunities for those looking to join the diamond industry. We at GIA are seeing a growing interest for careers related to this industry whether it is diamond grading or jewellery design.”

Considered to be the Harvard in the field of Gems & Jewellery Industry, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the world leader in gem and jewellery education, gives an overview of careers in the diamond industry:

 

The Basics of a Career in Diamonds

Whether you are looking into a career in manufacturing, trading, sales, appraisal or design, an understanding of the 4Cs of diamond quality is necessary. The 4Cs (Cut, Clarity, Colour & Carat Weight) is a universal standard developed by GIA in the 1950s that virtually every professional jeweller in the world uses to describe a diamond’s characteristics. They are the basis for determining a diamond’s quality, and in turn its value.

Skills and Specialisation

A gemmologist is someone who specialises in identifying gemstones,including diamonds. The need for trained gemmologists who can accurately identify stones is greater than everin part due to the increase in gemstone treatments and synthetics. Professional credentials can open the doors to diverse job opportunities such as a buyer, trader or laboratory and research professional. Diamond manufacturers, jewellers, jewellery retail chains and gemmological laboratories worldwide are consistently seekingnewly trained talent for their businesses. Each of these careers demands an eye for detail and a dedication to quality.

 

How to Choose the Right Course

For a well-rounded and comprehensive education, be sure to choose a globally recognised institute. If you’re interested in diamonds, sign up for a course that exposes you to a variety of actual stones and teaches how to identify treatments, simulants and synthetics through technical concepts and hands-on training. Choosing an intensive course like those offered by GIA, whichoften last for seven weeks, will provide holistic training in the field. These programmes utilise the latest gemmological equipment – including microscopes and refractometers – and focus on smaller class sizes.

Another important parameter for choosing a course is one in which the instructor provides personalized attention to guide you through the learning experience. A campus tour of the institute will provide clarity on the staff, facilities and course curriculum. Opt for a programme that develops a deep understanding of the diamond industry through research-backed theory and hands-on learning.

Consider your overall development in the vast field of diamonds. For instance, does the programme conduct field trips to manufacturing facilities to demonstrate how diamonds are cut and polished? Does it invite industry leaders to share their experiences and knowledge with students? Does it provide language assistance to understand complex technical concepts? Does it offer networking opportunities at industry events and trade shows? For a newcomer to the industry, these features enhance the overall learning experience.

 

About GIA:

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery. Many well-known jewellers, gemmologists and manufacturers have chosen GIA to pursue a specialised education in the field of gems and jewellery. The Institute’s courses in diamonds range from a five-day class that gives students the basic understanding of diamond grading to a comprehensive seven-week programme considered the most respected diamond course in the world. GIA also offers many courses for other career options including jewellery design and retail sales. For more details about GIA in India, visit www.giaindia.in, email eduindia@gia.edu orCall on Mobile number 0-8108186683 or Toll Free number 1800 1021566.

Content Courtesy of GIA (Gemological Institute of America)

Take your rightful place in Surat’s Sparkling Diamond Industry

Take your rightful place in Surat’s Sparkling Diamond Industry

Earn a world class Diploma in Diamonds for a successful career
The gem and jewellery industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. India is the diamond manufacturing centre of the world and Surat is at the heart this industry. At present, India exports 95% of the world’s diamonds, according to statistics released by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council.
Surat is the largest diamond processing centre, with around 10,000 diamond units located in and around the city. Surat accounts for more than 50% of Gujarat’s total exports of processed diamonds from India. Apart from Surat, Ahmedabad and Rajkot are the other major gems and jewellery clusters in Gujarat.Reputed globally for its high standards and constant technological innovation, Surat is estimated to process 8 out of every 10 diamonds in the world, contributing over 80 % of the global diamond requirement!Some research has also shown attributed its success to highly skilled manpower and strong government support.

Diamonds are mainly mined in countries in Africa, Australia, Canada and Russia; traded in Belgium; processed in India; and sold in every corner of the world. The global nature of the industry opens doors to those seeking an international career. It is the diamond manufacturing hub of the world.These diverse career paths are part of a technical field, so it’s important to pursue a specialised education in diamonds.
Ms. Nirupa Bhatt, MD, GIA (India & Middle East) says, “A major portion of the rough, uncut diamonds processed in India is exported, either in the form of polished diamonds or finished diamond jewellery. All these factors contribute to exciting career opportunities for those looking to join the diamond industry. We at GIA are seeing a growing interest for careers related to this industry whether it is diamond grading or jewellery design.”
Considered to be the Harvard in the field of Gems & Jewellery Industry, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the world leader in gem and jewellery education, gives an overview of careers in the diamond industry:

The Basics of a Career in Diamonds
Whether you are looking into a career in manufacturing, trading, sales, appraisal or design, an understanding of the 4Cs of diamond quality is necessary. The 4Cs (Cut, Clarity, Colour & Carat Weight) is a universal standard developed by GIA in the 1950s that virtually every professional jeweller in the world uses to describe a diamond’s characteristics. They are the basis for determining a diamond’s quality, and in turn its value.

Skills and Specialisation
A gemmologist is someone who specialises in identifying gemstones,including diamonds. The need for trained gemmologists who can accurately identify stones is greater than everin part due to the increase in gemstone treatments and synthetics. Professional credentials can open the doors to diverse job opportunities such as a buyer, trader or laboratory and research professional. Diamond manufacturers, jewellers, jewellery retail chains and gemmological laboratories worldwide are consistently seekingnewly trained talent for their businesses. Each of these careers demands an eye for detail and a dedication to quality.

How to Choose the Right Course
For a well-rounded and comprehensive education, be sure to choose a globally recognised institute. If you’re interested in diamonds, sign up for a course that exposes you to a variety of actual stones and teaches how to identify treatments, simulants and synthetics through technical concepts and hands-on training. Choosing an intensive course like those offered by GIA, whichoften last for seven weeks, will provide holistic training in the field. These programmes utilise the latest gemmological equipment – including microscopes and refractometers – and focus on smaller class sizes.

Another important parameter for choosing a course is one in which the instructor provides personalized attention to guide you through the learning experience. A campus tour of the institute will provide clarity on the staff, facilities and course curriculum. Opt for a programme that develops a deep understanding of the diamond industry through research-backed theory and hands-on learning.

Consider your overall development in the vast field of diamonds. For instance, does the programme conduct field trips to manufacturing facilities to demonstrate how diamonds are cut and polished? Does it invite industry leaders to share their experiences and knowledge with students? Does it provide language assistance to understand complex technical concepts? Does it offer networking opportunities at industry events and trade shows? For a newcomer to the industry, these features enhance the overall learning experience.

About GIA:
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery. Many well-known jewellers, gemmologists and manufacturers have chosen GIA to pursue a specialised education in the field of gems and jewellery. The Institute’s courses in diamonds range from a five-day class that gives students the basic understanding of diamond grading to a comprehensive seven-week programme considered the most respected diamond course in the world. GIA also offers many courses for other career options including jewellery design and retail sales. For more details about GIA in India, visit http://www.giaindia.in, email eduindia@gia.edu orCall on Mobile number 0-8108186683 or Toll Free number 1800 1021566.

Content Courtesy of GIA (Gemological Institute of America)

Take your rightful place in Surat’s Sparkling Diamond Industry

Take your rightful place in Surat’s Sparkling Diamond Industry

Earn a world class Diploma in Diamonds for a successful career
The gem and jewellery industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. India is the diamond manufacturing centre of the world and Surat is at the heart this industry. At present, India exports 95% of the world’s diamonds, according to statistics released by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council.
Surat is the largest diamond processing centre, with around 10,000 diamond units located in and around the city. Surat accounts for more than 50% of Gujarat’s total exports of processed diamonds from India. Apart from Surat, Ahmedabad and Rajkot are the other major gems and jewellery clusters in Gujarat.Reputed globally for its high standards and constant technological innovation, Surat is estimated to process 8 out of every 10 diamonds in the world, contributing over 80 % of the global diamond requirement!Some research has also shown attributed its success to highly skilled manpower and strong government support.

Diamonds are mainly mined in countries in Africa, Australia, Canada and Russia; traded in Belgium; processed in India; and sold in every corner of the world. The global nature of the industry opens doors to those seeking an international career. It is the diamond manufacturing hub of the world.These diverse career paths are part of a technical field, so it’s important to pursue a specialised education in diamonds.
Ms. Nirupa Bhatt, MD, GIA (India & Middle East) says, “A major portion of the rough, uncut diamonds processed in India is exported, either in the form of polished diamonds or finished diamond jewellery. All these factors contribute to exciting career opportunities for those looking to join the diamond industry. We at GIA are seeing a growing interest for careers related to this industry whether it is diamond grading or jewellery design.”
Considered to be the Harvard in the field of Gems & Jewellery Industry, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the world leader in gem and jewellery education, gives an overview of careers in the diamond industry:

The Basics of a Career in Diamonds
Whether you are looking into a career in manufacturing, trading, sales, appraisal or design, an understanding of the 4Cs of diamond quality is necessary. The 4Cs (Cut, Clarity, Colour & Carat Weight) is a universal standard developed by GIA in the 1950s that virtually every professional jeweller in the world uses to describe a diamond’s characteristics. They are the basis for determining a diamond’s quality, and in turn its value.

Skills and Specialisation
A gemmologist is someone who specialises in identifying gemstones,including diamonds. The need for trained gemmologists who can accurately identify stones is greater than everin part due to the increase in gemstone treatments and synthetics. Professional credentials can open the doors to diverse job opportunities such as a buyer, trader or laboratory and research professional. Diamond manufacturers, jewellers, jewellery retail chains and gemmological laboratories worldwide are consistently seekingnewly trained talent for their businesses. Each of these careers demands an eye for detail and a dedication to quality.

How to Choose the Right Course
For a well-rounded and comprehensive education, be sure to choose a globally recognised institute. If you’re interested in diamonds, sign up for a course that exposes you to a variety of actual stones and teaches how to identify treatments, simulants and synthetics through technical concepts and hands-on training. Choosing an intensive course like those offered by GIA, whichoften last for seven weeks, will provide holistic training in the field. These programmes utilise the latest gemmological equipment – including microscopes and refractometers – and focus on smaller class sizes.

Another important parameter for choosing a course is one in which the instructor provides personalized attention to guide you through the learning experience. A campus tour of the institute will provide clarity on the staff, facilities and course curriculum. Opt for a programme that develops a deep understanding of the diamond industry through research-backed theory and hands-on learning.

Consider your overall development in the vast field of diamonds. For instance, does the programme conduct field trips to manufacturing facilities to demonstrate how diamonds are cut and polished? Does it invite industry leaders to share their experiences and knowledge with students? Does it provide language assistance to understand complex technical concepts? Does it offer networking opportunities at industry events and trade shows? For a newcomer to the industry, these features enhance the overall learning experience.

About GIA:
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery. Many well-known jewellers, gemmologists and manufacturers have chosen GIA to pursue a specialised education in the field of gems and jewellery. The Institute’s courses in diamonds range from a five-day class that gives students the basic understanding of diamond grading to a comprehensive seven-week programme considered the most respected diamond course in the world. GIA also offers many courses for other career options including jewellery design and retail sales. For more details about GIA in India, visit http://www.giaindia.in, email eduindia@gia.edu orCall on Mobile number 0-8108186683 or Toll Free number 1800 1021566.

Content Courtesy of GIA (Gemological Institute of America)

GIA Uncovers the Fascinating World of Diamonds in Pune

GIA Uncovers the Fascinating World of Diamonds in Pune

Institute to offer five-day diamond course in Pune

Pune, October 2014: Diamond enthusiasts, hobbyists and connoisseurs have the exciting opportunity to learn more about the cherished diamond – including the qualities that add to its value and jewellery buying tips – from one of the world’s leading experts. Gemological Institute of America), a nonprofit institute considered the world leader in gem and jewellery education, is conducting a practical five-day programme on diamonds right here in Pune starting November 10th2014.
Students in GIA’s Diamond Grading Lab Class work with real diamonds and professional Gemmological tools to uncover the fascinating world inside these gems. The class teaches both technical and practical ways to observe and evaluate diamond quality, and the basics of the famous 4Cs (colour, cut, clarity and carat weight), an evaluation system created by GIA. Students also learn how the 4Cs can affect value and about the ways in which diamond treatments can affect the appearance of a stone.
GIA student Jesal Sagar from Sagar Jewellers in Pune says, “GIA’s training has added a lot of value to my business, to me and to my entire staff. We are now able to communicate with our customers better on technical aspects related to diamonds and other gemstones. The customers too seem happier and more satisfied. We have transformed our approach from ‘selling’ to ‘being a guide to our customers’. This has definitely reflected positively on the business and increased the word of mouth publicity for my store”.
Taught by experienced and qualified GIA instructors, the course is ideal for hobbyists, jewellery enthusiasts, connoisseurs, students and working professionals interested in diamonds. The programme starts November 10th2014 in Pune.
For details, call TOLL FREE 1800-102-1566, email eduindia@gia.eduor visit http://www.giaindia.in.

About GIA
An independent organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemmology. Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most respected gemmological education available. Early in the 1950s, GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight. In 1953, the Institute created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweller in the world.

Through research, education, gemmological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. GIA can be found on the web at http://www.gia.edu.

India rides home on a Honda this festive season

India rides home on a Honda this festive season

• Honda records highest ever Dhanteras sales of 1.65 lakh units, 110% increase over last year
• Dream series sales of 45,000 units exceeds all expectations, stock sold out by mid-day in many dealerships
• Sales momentum to continue till October end

Manesar, October 28, 2014:In a continuation of its record sales performance this festive season, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has created history this Dhanteras.

The fastest growing two-wheeler company in India, Honda’s two-wheeler retail sales breached the psychological 100,000 mark on the day of Dhanteras.

This means a phenomenal 110% jump in sales to 1.65 lakh units, as compared to 78,500 units sold last year.

Almost all dealerships nationwide worked overtime on Dhanteras, traditionally a day when the highest number of two-wheelers are bought and delivered.

So heavy was the customer demand for its scooters that most of the dealership were stocked out by yesterday evening.
At the same time overall Dream series (comprising of Dream Yuga, Dream NEO and CD 110 Dream) witnessed spectacular rise in sales.

Elaborating on the sales, Mr. Yadvinder S. Guleria, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., “This happens to be HMSI’s first festive season as only Honda in India and results of Dhanteras sales reinforces from trust that customer repose in Honda.
It aptly summarises our corporate campaign Honda is Honda. Our ever highest Dhanteras sales of 1.65 lakh units takes the festive sales momentum even further. We hope to close this festive season with new records and thank the million Indian customers for choosing the Wings of Honda.”

For further information, contact:
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd
(MsVibhuti Dimri /Ms Namrata Pant /Mr Abhinav Raaj)
vibhuti.dimri@honda2wheelersindia.com, namrata.pant@honda2wheelersindia.com, abhinav.raaj@honda2wheelersindia.com