LG a Big Winner at This Year’s Red Dot Award

Company Earns 25 Awards for Product Design Excellence, Including Three “Best of the Best” Accolades

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LG Electronics (LG) has taken home 25 honors from this year’s Red Dot Award, continuing its success at the prestigious annual design awards program. Among the company’s impressive haul were three Best of the Best accolades for the LG washer and dryer with an upgradability option, a new LG lifestyle OLED TV and the LG DualUp Monitor Ergo.


The LG washer and dryer pairs offers outstanding performance, a minimalist ‘flat’ design and can even be upgraded to meet the unique and changing needs of each customer. Another Best of the Best recipient is the new LG lifestyle OLED TV model, a product scheduled to be released this year. A part of LG’s Lifestyle OLED TV lineup, this stunning innovation offers maximum versatility, stylish spatial integration and more convenient ways to get things done.


LG’s third Best of the Best Red Dot honoree this year, the LG DualUp Monitor Ergo is designed to deliver a superior display experience with greater ergonomic comfort. Boasting a 16:18 aspect ratio, 2,560 x 2,880 resolution screen, a sleek, practical design and enhanced connectivity, the DualUp Monitor Ergo elevates user comfort with the ultra-adjustable and space-efficient LG Ergo stand, which clamps securely to most desks and tables.


In addition, the LG PuriCare AeroTower air purifier and the LG tiiun were recognized in the Innovative Product category. Other LG products honored at this year’s awards include the LG One:Quick Flex all-in-one display solution, LG UltraGearTM gaming laptop, LG OLED evo Gallery Edition and other OLED evo TV models, all lauded for their aesthetically pleasing and user-centric designs.


The Red Dot Award is one of the most prestigious competitions for product design, communication design and design concepts, with the distinctive Red Dot winner logo seen as a respected mark of quality around the world. This year, approximately 7,800 products were submitted for the jury’s consideration.


“We’re delighted to have so many of our innovations acknowledged by Red Dot again this year,” said Lee Chul-bae, senior vice president and executive head of LG Electronics’ Life Innovation Design Center. “Design that offers the best user experiences and the most aesthetic value is something we always strive for, so it is very meaningful to have our efforts recognized by one of the top design award programs in the world.”

Ministry of Culture to organise commemorative exhibitions at 75 locations across the country portraying 75 years of India’s achievements in science and technology as part of ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’


The Ministry of Culture will organise commemorative exhibitions at 75 locations across the country portraying 75 years of India’s achievements in science and technology as part of ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’.  Vigyan Sarvatara Pujyate is a week-long Festival of SCoPE (Science Communication Popularisation Extension) being celebrated during Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from 22nd-28th February, 2022. ‘Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate’ will be inaugurated tomorrow at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region of India Shri G. Kishan Reddy;  and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh.


The National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous society under Ministry of Culture is an important partner in Vigyan Sarvatara Pujyate. It is working in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar, Deptt. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, to organize  nation-wide commemorative exhibitions ‘75 Years of Independence: India’s Achievements in Science & Technology’ to celebrate the 75th anniversary of our Independence.  NCSM forms the largest network of science centres and museums in the world under single administrative umbrella.


The Ministry of Culture will also organize a series of lecture demonstrations under the ambit of Dhara – an Ode to Indian Knowledge System. The first event under this series is dedicated to ‘India’s Contribution to Mathematics through Ages’ and will  cover the mathematics of Ancient period – Geometry in Śulbasūtras, Piṅgala’s Chandas-śāstra and Classical Period – Landmarks in Indian Algebra, Jyotpatti, Trigonometry in India, Indeterminate Equations in Indian Algebra and Kerala School: Mādhava’s Infinite Series for π, Calculus of Trigonometric Functions. Several similar events around Economic Thought in Ancient India, Metallurgy, Agriculture etc. will also be organised.


The programme will be held in various Indian languages, including Kashmiri, Dogri, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali, Maithili, and Manipur and will include screening of 75 films on scientific developments/achievements in India.


Also, the Ministry of Culture jointly with Government’s various science and technology organisations, in close partnership with agencies at the level of the states are celebrating Vigyan Sarvatra Pujyate at grassroot level. The programme has been designed to inspire India’s youth and help them navigate into building a progressive nation and has been organised at 75 locations across the length and breadth of the country from Leh and Srinagar to Port Blair and Kavaratti Islands in Lakshadweep from north to south and from Ahmedabad and Daman to Itanagar, Kohima, and Aizawl from west to east, apart from the national capital of Delhi. The program is a wonderful example of bringing together multiple ministries, departments, regional stakeholders, and general public under the banner of Amrit Mahotsav.


Click here for Festival locations: https://vigyanpujyate.in/locations


For more details about Vigyan SarvatraPujyate please click at links below:


https://vigyanpujyate.in/


Press release link: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1799860


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Celebrating 10 Years of Netflix Series With ‘Lilyhammer’

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When you think about Netflix’s first original series, what do you think of? The White House? The Litchfield Correctional Institute… Nope, not those. Our actual first original series was Lilyhammer and it is the 10th anniversary of its historic Netflix premiere. 


A seminal moment in Netflix history began in a recording studio by the North Sea. Bergen is where Norwegian creators Eilif Skodvin and Anne Bjørnstad approached Stevie Van Zandt about a show they wrote for him set in a small Norwegian town called Lillehammer. A few months later, having heard that Netflix was looking for original content, I got a call directly from Stevie, who wanted to send us the series. I asked if we could read the scripts and Stevie said “Scripts? I can send you the whole season.” We watched it and we loved it. I thought it was a classic fish-out-of-water story, with Stevie playing a role loved by audiences, and the interplay between his no-nonsense hitman Frank Tagliano and the gentle community around him made for some great comedy. It was a character that was so familiar in a culture that few audiences had seen. I wasn’t sure what would come from that first phone call with Stevie. I was (am) a huge fan of his music and I loved him in The Sopranos, so I was happy just to get to talk to him for a few minutes. 


In his new book Unrequited Infatuations, Stevie said that the call led to the best business meeting of his life – which was when we got together in person. I remember that Stevie was a much better actor and musician than he was a salesman; he would humbly describe the show as “different, odd, quirky, sometimes it’s in English and sometimes it has subtitles…” almost like he was trying to talk me out of it. What he didn’t know was that we had already watched the episodes and were in love with the show. We agreed to buy it and commission a second season, not knowing that Norwegian TV shows mostly only ran for one season and usually took long hiatuses between seasons if they did return. We worked out a deal.  


The meeting was great and Stevie loved every idea, except one. When I told him that we would not be showing the episodes one per week, we would deliver the entire season all at once. That stopped him in his tracks. “You labor and suffer and someone can watch a year of your work in one night? That sounds a little weird,” he said. “It’s not weird,” I told him. “It’s just like working on an album.” He laughed and agreed. 


Celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of Lilyhammer


After first airing on Norwegian broadcast TV NRK on Jan. 25, 2012, we debuted Lilyhammer on Netflix, offering all eight episodes to our members in the US, Canada and Latin America (followed by the UK, Ireland, and the Nordics later that year). This was the first time we streamed a show across multiple countries and languages…and it worked.


Looking back, Lilyhammer was perhaps an unorthodox choice for our first show. But it worked because it was a deeply local story that we could share with the world. The jokes and references worked locally and the more universal themes of the shows traveled perfectly. 


Since then, we’ve seen so many great local stories resonate with people in other countries and from other cultures: shows and films set anywhere and told in any language. Lilyhammer was the forebearer of so many great shows to come – Dark Desire and Who Killed Sara? from Mexico, La Casa de Papel from Spain, The Rain and The Chestnut Man from Denmark, Dark and Barbarians from Germany, Lupin from France, Sacred Games from India, and of course, most recently, Squid Game from Korea, our biggest show ever. But the first always will be Lilyhammer.


Thank you Lilyhammer and Stevie Van Zandt for starting this incredible ten-year journey. It’s always hard to predict what’s to come in the next ten but one thing is certain: we’ll have many more great stories from anywhere that can be loved everywhere.

More Than a 100 Years Old, Karim’s from Jama Masjid Spreading to Over 100 Cities with Their Global Franchise Partner LetsDoThis

 Started in 1913, Karim’s Restaurant has earned an indisputable reputation the world over with its kebabs and curries, Nans and phirni, vegetarian and non vegetarian delicacies that are reminiscent of the royal dastarkhwans of the Mughal Royalty. With secret spice mixes and ingredients handpicked from the choicest of varieties, the delectable dishes, aroma and appeal have spell bound food connoisseurs for decades.

Celebrities, politicians, common people and the who’s who have traced their path into the narrow lanes at Jama Masjid to savour the mouth watering cuisine dished out one after another at the shop that started way back with a simple offering of Aloo Gosht and Roti. As the food preferences of the generation has evolved, Karim’s Restaurant has remained true to its age old traditional methods and preparation schedules to maintain the taste they are listed on everyone’s Delhi Travel Itinerary for.

Partnering with LetsDoThis India, Karim’s Restaurant made foray into the Karims’ Franchise business model to take the authentic tastes from the lanes of Jama Masjid to the world.

“People from the world over have been coming to us for years, even generations. It was time we reached out to the world. The global lockdown gave us the necessary time to evaluate and choreograph a business model that would ensure that the quality and flavours remained true to our name, and yet make business sense to entrepreneurs wanting to become part of the Karims’ Family,” says Haji Salahuddin, the patriarch who has preserved the culinary art of generations till date.

Designing the entire business model closely with the family, structuring a supply chain, logistics, financials as well shortlisting of prospective Karim’s Franchise partners was going to be a tedious task. LetsDoThis India, headed by Mr Jitender S Mehrok was identified to lead this enterprise of Karim’s Franchise.

He adds, “It was quite a moment. When we first started working on designing a Karim’s Franchise business model, maintaining the flavours, aroma, quality and authenticity of the famed cuisine was a challenge. But the Karim’s family was focussed and determined to move with the times and enthused our entire team across the country to believe in the true spirit of this business, which is more of a passion to us all today than commerce.”

In less than 25 weeks, this brand of more than 10 year legacy has grown its footprint pan India by 150% and is a sought after business opportunity by many young enterprising Indians.

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