Vegans and healthy food devotees have something major to look forward to this year: the launch of Mumbai’s only vegan café Bowl Bar.
Fresh. Pure. Vegan. The café is taking this stunningly simple philosophy and transforming it into food that’s good for you and good for the earth.
While you wait for the café to open later this year, you can Bowl Bar’s vegan delights now! Delivery, across Mumbai, starts in a couple of weeks and the café has delectable chia seed pudding, energizing bliss balls and delicious almond milk on the menu. Just leave a comment on Bowl Bar’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page to place your order.
Post the announcement on Bowl Bar’s social media, digital and print media quickly picked up the news and helped spread the word about the launch.
“Top shots of fruit, almond milk, super greens, crowned with chia seeds and agave, stained with edible Rorschach blots and fuchsia beetroot veins: entrepreneur Marissa Bronfman’s smoothie bowls look like works of art.”
“The delivery process? Easier than ever! No matter where you find them – on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – leave a comment on what you’d like and they’ll write back to you. Sweet.”
“Bowl Bar will offer a limited range of products including almond milk, chia seed puddings and ‘bliss balls’. The chia puddings will be made using imported chia as opposed to the local sabja seeds will be flavoured with seasonal fruits.”
“Little did she know that her move to India coupled with her healthy eating habit would turn her from a journalist to digital media owner and now a soon-to-be restaurateur.”
“[Marissa Bronfman] will kick off a delivery service (Juhu, Bandra, SoBo) in August, offering three dishes from her menu —bliss balls of coconut and almonds; guilt-free dessert chia seed pudding (she says it’s a first in India and packed with soluble fibre and Omega 3s) and fresh almond milk. More power to superfoods, we say.”
“She’s putting her bowl of goodies up for grabs by launching a blog and website – bowlbarco.com in less than 2 weeks. It will be THE place to read about super foods, healthy recipes and the likes. And best of all, it’s tied in with the opening of a full-fledged café in Bandra by the end of the year.”
- Times Internet | WhatsHot.in
Challenging stigmas around menstruation, BBDO India‘s powerful ‘Touch the Pickle’ campaign for Whisper India Sanitary Napkins bagged a Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity due to its shaking of demoralizing social taboos.
Winning in the brand new Glass Lions category, which was created in partnership with Sheryl Sandberg’s organization Lean In, the award recognizes work that rejects stereotypes and confronts prejudice and inequality through the conscious portrayal of gender in advertising.
Chelsea Clinton, Malala‘s father, Justin Trudeau, Shakira and many others have joined hands to illuminate the important role fathers play in empowering girls and women in this G(irls)20 video for the organization Fathers Empowering Daughters.
This Father’s Day, girls and women can record their own inspiring video messages and have personalized e-cards created and digitally delivered by Fathers Empowering Daughters.
E-tailer giant Myntra‘s latest advertisement #AnoukBoldIsBeautiful features a young lesbian couple preparing to meet Indian parents together for the first time in one of a series of thought-provoking retail ads celebrating bold women that have gone viral on social media.
With nearly one million views on YouTube in two weeks since going live and countless positive mentions and discussions on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, #AnoukBoldIsBeautiful is a courageous celebration of equality in India, an encouraging representation of a rapidly changing society whose archaic laws still classify homosexual acts as illegal.
While gender equality is still a distant goal, writer Jill Castellano shows how social media, hashtags in particular, is helping the world to bridge the distance. Her fact-substantiated and impassioned story on Forbes.com lists the most viral feminist hashtag campaigns in the past year that have magnified “calls for gender equality across the globe”.
Emma Watson’s UN #HeforShe campaign, which lays part of the onus of women’s empowerment on men, #WhyIStayed, the rallying support for domestic abuse, #IllRideWithYou, the widespread assurance of protection from Australians to Muslim women and actor Reese Witherspoon’s plea asking interviewers to #AskHerMore on the red carpet, were all “an integral part of mobilizing campaigns in support of women,” she writes.
“Feminist hashtag campaigns are a vehicle to unite millions of people behind the goal of gender equality that earlier generations could barely have imagined,” Castellano concludes, “With the almighty hashtag, everyone and anyone can be an activist and a supporter.”
Celebrated Bollywood star Aamir Khan joined Iraqi-American humanitarian Zainab Salbi on the opening night of Tina Brown‘s 6th annual Women in the World Summit in New York City yesterday to discuss women’s issues in India, a topic he has helped make a national conversation through three seasons of his hit TV show Satyamev Jayate, or Truth Alone Triumphs.
Excerpts from Women in the World:
Masculinity was an equally challenging topic. “Unless we redefine what it is to be a man, things aren’t going to change. Is a real man a protector or someone who goes and beats people up?” he asked, adding that rigid gender roles should be abandoned and male sensitivity encouraged. “You cannot raise a boy telling him not to cry. You are in effect distancing him from emotion and then you are surprised when he grows up and beats his wife.”
“The balance of power in India needs to change. Unless conviction becomes swift, certain things are not going to change and as a society we have to shun the rapist and hold the survivor close.”
Deepika Padukone Voices Support For Women’s Rights In Director Homi Adajania’s Short Film ‘My Choice’ For #VogueEmpowerPosted by Jerusha Chande | Bollywood, Digital Media, Digital News, Empowerment, Fashion, Film, Women in Media
Actor Deepika Padukone joins 98 women in director Homi Adajania’s two-minute-34-second short film titled My Choice. The black-and-white montage features women from varied walks of life, including Vogue India’s fashion director Anaita Shroff Adajania, director Zoya Akhtar, hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani-Akhtar, film critic Anupama Chopra and model Pallavi Das among others.
As the voice in the video clip, Padukone narrates a monologue penned by writer Kersi Khambatta where she asserts a woman’s right to choose how she lives her life in all aspects: “To wear the clothes I like… To marry, or not to marry… To love a man, or a woman, or both…”. Khambatta is the co-author of two of Adajania’s previous films, Being Cyrus and Finding Fanny.
“In my family, my father is the only male in the house, but all of us have a voice,” Padukone tells Vogue India. “I’ve always been allowed to be who I want to be. When you’re not caged, when you don’t succumb to expectation, that’s when you’re empowered.”
My Choice is the third short film in the #VogueEmpower campaign, a women’s empowerment initiative launched by Vogue India in October 2014. The previous two films starring Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt address domestic violence and women’s safety.
With more than 1.9 million views and counting, the video has received much support on social media from the fashion and film fraternity.
The Clinton Foundation, The Salvation Army And Star Sports India Create Compelling Campaigns To Celebrate Women’s DayPosted by Jerusha Chande | Advertising, Art, Beauty, Digital Media, Digital News, Empowerment, Fashion, Film, Social Initiative, Social Media, Uncategorized, Women in Business, Women in Media
International Women’s Day 2015 saw high-profile brands create strong campaigns to address issues ranging from violence against women to gender equality.
Last week #TheDress went inexplicably viral but the South African branch of the Salvation Army gave the hashtag an intelligent and more meaningful spin for Women’s Day, using it to raise awareness about domestic violence.
The Clinton Foundation made prominent American women, including TV show host Padma Lakshmi, actor Scarlett Johansson and cultural icon Rosie the Riveter, vanish from billboards, bus shelters and magazine covers on March 8. The Not There campaign, created in collaboration with advertising agency Droga5, was designed to draw attention to the Foundation’s No Ceiling’s initiative, using media platforms to present the idea that women are “not there” yet in terms of equality.
Star Sports India released a video ode to the country’s sportswomen with #CheckOutMyGame, which featured champions like boxer Mary Kom and badminton player Saina Nehwal. Opening with the question “You want to check out my game?”, a play on the line commonly used by men who objectify women, the video then makes the viewer shift focus to the sportswomen’s athletic prowess.
“Purpose-driven marketing campaigns have taken off in recent years, as companies look for new ways to connect with their consumers,” said Jim Stengel in New York Times, former CMO at Procter & Gamble. #futureisfemale is the trending topic that creates the strongest connect.
U.S.-headquartered news portal Mashable adds India to its steadily expanding global footprint with the announcement of the brand’s partnership with India.com. India.com is a joint venture between Penske Media Corporation (PMC), who bought Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) from Condé Nast last year, and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
The brand plans to build a dedicated editorial team based in Mumbai and New Delhi to create localized digital and social media content, who will report to Mashable’s U.S.-based team: executive editor Jim Roberts, managing editor Jonathan Ellis and global news editor Louise Roug.
“This intersection of technology and digital media with culture and society is what makes India such a natural place for Mashable to grow,” writes Adam Ostrow, Chief Strategy Officer at Mashable, “Moreover, Indians have already shown us that they are hungry for Mashable content: It’s one of our top five markets worldwide, and our recent visit to India for the India +SocialGoodconference, with hundreds of members of India’s technology community, was a rousing success.”
An indicator of India’s burgeoning digital ecosystem, Mashable India follows in the trail of Huffington Post India, which launched its India arm in December 2014, in partnership with The Times Of India Group and Times Internet, and Buzzfeed India which launched its India edition last August.