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“Uttarakhand has the best shot at becoming the next film capital of India”, says 72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died fame, Prashil Rawat, in an Interview



Prashil Rawat

Uttarakhand appears to be gearing up towards establishing its identity as the new film destination of India. In this stride, we got an opportunity to interview the dynamic and charming actor, Prashil Rawat, who has his roots in Devbhoomi. We witnessed an exceptional performance from Prashil in the 2019 patriotic film, 72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died as rifleman Jeet Singh. In this interview we got an insight into his persona.

Here is an excerpt from the interview:

Q1. Hi Prashil, we are ecstatic to have you with us today. Let’s start with an introduction. Our readers would love to know something about you and your inspiration in your own words.

A1. Hello everyone! I am Prashil Rawat, a businessman, actor, and athlete from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. After graduation, I got involved in the hospitality enterprise with my father, Jaswant Singh Rawat, and brother Tarun Singh Rawat. My first commercial acting gig was 72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died, which germinated my acting career in 2016. Since then, I have worked on several projects driving my acting passion.

I strongly believe that inspiration comes from within, and I find myself and my passion my biggest motivator. My family has also had a substantial impact on my life, and I feel fortunate to be surrounded by such encouraging people. They are my rock!

Q2. Amazing take on inspiration! Could you elaborate more on your acting career? You are a successful businessman, so what exactly fuelled your passion for acting?

A2. Since my childhood, I have been keen on the lifestyle of other people and their experiences. Be it a soldier, a doctor, a daily wage worker, etc., I wanted to comprehend their toils and their perception of life. Being an actor, I feel I can walk in other people’s shoes. While it may not be 100% accurate, at least I get to experience some instances. This fuelled my acting passion, and it is a thrilling experience for me.

Q3. Interesting! That would take us to our next question, who is your favorite actor and filmmaker, and with whom would you love to work?

A3. Ah well! It is a tricky question as I may have a long list. But presently, Will Smith is my favorite and his Oscar win was felicitous. Although I do not support this portrayal of violence at the academy awards, his talent is indisputable.

From the Bollywood industry, I have immense respect for the deceased legend, Irrfan Khan. The way he used to channel the soul of the character into himself is commendable! Hrithik Roshan is also a very proficient actor, and I love his work in Super 30. I aspire to work with him someday. As for filmmakers, South Indian Industry is at its peak, and I greatly desire to work with one of their filmmakers.

Q4. Most certainly! The South Indian industry is just giant these days. You completed the shoot of your recent project Mussoriie Boyz. Can you tell us something about it and your overall experience?

A4. Well, I will not give you all the details, but here is a little background. For Mussoriie Boyz we collaborated with some of the most talented people in the industry, which amped up my excitement for the project. Mr. Hriday V Shetty is an immensely talented director who is making a comeback. The story is a light-hearted comedy that revolves around four friends and their life which will connect with the audience instantly.

My experience on the set was phenomenal as I thoroughly enjoyed working on this project. One of my favorite memories has to be one where rain interrupted our shoot at midnight. It was practically playing hide and seek with us!

Also, Mussoriie Boyz is an important project for us as we aim to establish the prominence and magnificence of Uttarakhand through it. I believe that despite the lack of exposure, the people of Uttarakhand tend to outshine with their raw talent, and the beautiful valleys are ideal for shooting. Uttarakhand has the best shot at evolving into the next film capital of India.

Q5. We are super excited about the release of Mussoorie Boyz! In the end, we would love to know something about your fashion and fitness lifestyle and your role model that inspires you to keep going.

A5. Fitness to me is not an option. It is a necessity and an integral part of life. When you eat well and exercise, you will automatically be more focused and energized. My father has to be my biggest role model. I have witnessed him working assiduously, and I am glad to have inherited that trait. I like to keep myself busy all the time. Even during my spare time, I engage in some activities that would be beneficial like hiking, gymming, and horse riding. I believe in utilizing every ounce of your time.

As for fashion, there are three wardrobe essentials that I believe every man must carry- a watch, a good pair of shoes, and a comb to keep hair groomed.

Q6. Awesome! Any closing statement that you would like to convey to our readers?

A6. Be passionate and follow your passion. Laziness is a major cause of unhappiness. Also, watch my latest film Mussoriie Boyz, set to release in a few months.

To know more about the actor, visit his official website:- http://www.prashilrawat.com/


Bridging the digital divide in rural India through Fintech- Nikhilesh Tiwari



Nikhilesh Tiwari

The past 6 years have presented a very conducive environment for Fintech companies that has led to their major growth in India. Today, India stands in second place after the US in this sector. Even though this growth was booming in urban spaces, it witnessed several limitations in rural India when financial inclusion was still a distant dream. This led to a shift in focus for start-up Fintech players to introduce innovative and user-friendly platforms that would make rural life easier.

One such visionary and start-up founder is Nikhilesh Tiwari, CEO of Spay Technology Pvt. Ltd. Realising the lack of basic facilities such as money transfers, banking facilities, or any other such technology-enabled micro-financing services in most places in rural India, this Kanpur-based entrepreneur came up with an idea to reduce this gap. Nikhilesh started his career in 2007 with Suvidhaa Infoserve Pvt. Ltd., post which he joined Vodafone in 2015. During this time, he made several visits to peripheral towns of Bihar which became an eye-opener for him. Being a first-time entrepreneur, he was unaware of the challenges of funding and investment. However, keeping his determination alive he was able to connect with the right people in the industry who believed in his vision and helped him establish Spay Technology Pvt. Ltd. in 2018.

As a fintech company, Spay was established to offer a transparent and focussed digital investment platform for customers. It caters to a number of services such as Money transfers, Aadhaar Enabled Payment systems, Bill payments, Recharge, travel bookings, Insurance, etc., through which they are able to reach out to various geographies and provide a hassle-free platform for financial services. The company has established its network of agents who are the core backbone and is aligned with the organization’s vision to provide the best of services to consumers.

According to Nikhilesh, “our mission is to focus on where our consumers need it, when they need it, and in what manner they need it. We have built a network of agents and have a presence in our consumer’s neighborhood by reaching extensively to the most needed geographies through our merchants to provide a hassle-free platform for various financial services”.

The company is today worth more than $500 million and has been named as one of the Top 20 BFSI companies of the year 2021-2022 by CEO magazine as well as one of the Top 10 Fintech companies of India by CIO Insights. It has also bagged the award of India’s Greatest Brands by the AsiaOne International magazine and has received appreciation from the Ministry of Finance in 2020. Nikhilesh himself has been felicitated with several awards as a young and dynamic entrepreneur by various celebrities and dignitaries.

Nikhilesh always envisioned to develop a solution that would assist every underserved segment of the population and help them lead a hassle-free life. Today, as he brings these solutions to the doorstep of consumers, the company’s success story is a living testament to his passion and commitment towards building a strong and resilient nation.

To know more about Spay Technology Pvt. Ltd., please visit: https://spayindia.com/


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Meet the best motivational speaker and business coach to help you grow tremendously-Dr Suresh Mansharamani



Dr Suresh Mansharamani

We meet many motivational speakers, but only a few are indeed inspiring and their words are life changing mantras.

“It isn’t over until I win and everybody around me wins.”- Dr Suresh Mansharamani, a 64-year young motivational speaker has made a revolutionary identity in the country.  His highs and lows were never any sign of discouragement, rather the challenges which he never gave up irrespective of the numerous tornados that tried to tear him down. Dr Mansharamani defeated all such hindrances on his way and became the charismatic personality he is today.

The journey of Dr Suresh Mansharamani

Dr Mansharamani -OKR Coach, Business Coach, Presidential Awardee, Awarded Best Sales coach of The Year, Author of 7 Books, 3 Times TEDx Speaker, Co-Founder Tajurba, Entrepreneur, First Company IPO 1995, Mentor and  Angel Investor. Unlike many other motivational speakers has not been in this arena for many years yet he has imprinted his mark as the best motivational speaker in the industry today. Many individuals become motivational speakers without realizing the in-depth cores of life and its struggles. The reason simply is that they ever experienced all of that themselves. They share snippets from others’ experiences to commercialise their sessions or gain followers. That is an unfortunate scenario sadly.

Dr Mansharamani stands out uniquely in the arena, inspiring thousands of individuals to realize the best of their potential. He gives out practical solutions to all and shares life experiences that he faced and turned the tables thereon. He is an inspiration and loved by many in the corporate sector right from the CEO to the young entrepreneurs. Everyone who has ever attended his sessions knows well that Dr Mansharamani is a man of gold who aims to make every individual around him grow and not just within his ambit but also beyond as far as he can reach out.

His journey did not begin from a spoon of gold. He was born in a refugee camp in Maharashtra so that in itself describes the humility the man holds within himself. His professional career began with a minor job that just allowed him to have Rs300 in hand. But that did not discourage him and he ensured to transform this Rs 300 into 300 times oversubscribed IPO in 1995. Thereafter his company got listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, followed by a Presidential Award, and now a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, Business Coach, OKR Coach, and Author of 7 Books.

Many would find it difficult to believe that at one point in time Dr Mansharamani couldn’t speak or even write English. But language is just a medium and an obstacle he quite staunchly surpassed. He had no significant education, no capital, no mentor, and no excuse either. He only had his zeal, passion, hard work and a touch of craziness which led him to become a self-made multi-millionaire at the age of 38. His Biggest Failure came in the year 2006 when he started the online DVD rental business MovieMart.in. It created lots of hype and media coverage, but it failed miserably. He lost crores in the same. But Dr Mansharamani saw it as a meagre loss only to put his best foot forward this time and worked even harder with a bold and fierce attitude to the “Never Quit” slogan. This motivated him back then and he still instils the same courage with this quote in his fellow students.

The Rise of His Business Coaching

He makes sure to not make people believe the utopian and suggests that his most significant learning from this failure was that “sometimes quitting is a smart option.” It depends upon the perspective through which one goes through this process of leaving one lost and moving forward to many more accomplishments.  Dr Mansharamani believes that success comes from Tajurba that simply denotes experience and this experiential learning comes only from a bad one. Thereafter he established the Tajurba Business Network in 2017 with a vision to connect 10 million MSMEs in India with the Tajurba Platform. He is a Business Coach and OKR expert based in Gurgaon, India.

Dr Mansharamani and his coaching saga to empower –

Dr Mansharamani is completely into empowering young minds and businesses to outgrow themselves and showcase the best possible versions of themselves. He quotes- He helps individuals and businesses achieve their Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs) in 90 days using OKR systems. No Gyan Only Execution & Achieve Massive Results in just 90 Days.  His Coaching venture called TAJURBA -a Networking Platform under his adept, well-versed, and seasoned leadership, which comes under the oriented label Tajurba known for pragmatic lessons

Dr Mansharamani has cultivated his magnetism over thousands of enthusiastic, aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners with his far-reaching and well-proven method of increasing their revenue and quality of life.  His vision for the next 5 to 7 years is to make India a superpower, a country full of vibrant entrepreneurs, and a community of 1 crore entrepreneurs under his new venture Tajurba where they can access the necessary funding, skills, mentoring, community commerce, and everything else needed to start and grow a business. Now he aspires to hit the target – to replicate such entrepreneurs under his new enterprise Tajurba and who share his traits and ambition to be able to walk in his footsteps or perhaps create new ones to attain the highest heights imaginable. Even became recipients of the President’s Award

All in all, it can be said that there will always be a shortage of words to describe this personality. His aura can only be felt and the amount of motivation and positivity he instils in individuals who approach him. Dr Mansharamani is recognized as the best motivational speaker in the nation today.

His testimonials speak volumes about the impact he has made in the lives professional and personal of numerous individuals many of whom have already climbed the ladder of faith and positioned themselves at the top of their respective fields. To testify the same reach out to this marvelous personality via the following links

To know more: www.SureshMansharamani.com

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Check 5 Credit Cards Ideal for Your Travel Goals!



Credit Cards

The best way to ensure savings while travelling is to opt for a travel credit card. Travel credit cards are crafted to help individuals who frequently travel for business or leisure. These credit cards ensure accelerated rewards and perks like earning extra air miles, access to complimentary airport lounges, etc. 

Moreover, individuals will be able to earn rewards and reap the advantage of loyalty programs, stay vouchers, welcome perks, and other benefits. Additionally, having a credit card for fuel will help travellers save up on fuel-related expenses. In this regard, one must opt for the best credit card for fuel and save significant amounts in the form of cash-back, reward points, etc. 

Top Credit Cards Ideal for Travel Goals

Here are the top travel credit card for customers:

  1. Citi PremierMiles Credit Card

Frequent travellers will find the Citi PremierMiles Credit card ideal as it will help them redeem the earned air miles at more than 100 airlines and hotel partners. Moreover, the earned air miles will never expire, helping travellers to continue earning miles and redeem them at their convenience. 

With the Citi PremierMiles Credit card, individuals can earn 10 miles per Rs. 100 on airline transactions. Moreover, travellers will get a welcome benefit of 10,000 miles and air insurance coverage of up to Rs. 1 Crore. 

  1. SBI Elite Credit Card

On using the SBI Elite Credit Card, individuals will get a welcome voucher of Rs. 5000. This all-rounder card also extends complimentary Club Vistara Silver membership. In addition, the cardholder can earn 5X reward points on grocery, departmental purchases, etc. For international transactions, travellers can earn 2X reward points on spending every Rs. 100. 

The card allows individuals to access 1000+ airport lounges all around the globe. In addition, individuals using the card for travelling overseas can reap the benefits of the lowest foreign currency markup charges, 1.99%, instead of paying the usual markup. 

  1. IRCTC SBI Card 

IRCTC SBI Card is one credit card that extends travellers benefits on railway ticket bookings and allows them to access railway lounge. Travellers can get 10% value back on buying AC1, AC 2, AC 3 and AC CC tickets from the irctc.co.in website. Furthermore, a 5% value back is provided on all air ticket and e-catering purchases. 

On paying the joining fee, travellers will get 1500 reward points as welcome benefits. In addition to this, insurance coverage of Rs. 10 Lakhs for complimentary rail accidents and Rs. 50 Lakhs for complimentary air accidents. 

  1. Bajaj Finserv RBL bank Travel Easy Supercard

With the Bajaj Finserv RBL bank Travel Easy Supercard, cardholders can earn 10% cash back for every Rs. 400 spent on Ola and Uber. The cash-back percentage remains the same for fuel purchases. On crossing the annual spending threshold of Rs. 1 Lakh, individuals will get a gift voucher worth of Rs. 1000. 

Furthermore, cardholders refuelling their vehicles at any petrol pump within the country can reap the advantage of a fuel surcharge waiver of up to Rs. 100/ month. 

  1. HDFC Regalia Credit Card

HDFC Regalia Credit Card is among the best travel credit cards in India that helps frequent travellers save significantly. With Regalia, cardholders will get access to 6 complimentary international lounge visits and 12 domestic lounge visits per year. 

The card is ideal for overseas travellers, helping them enjoy the lowest foreign exchange markup of 2%, which otherwise is 3.5% or even higher. Moreover, the card helps individuals to access luxurious benefits like Priority Pass membership and lounge access. Besides availing of premium benefits, cardholders can also enjoy fuel surcharge waiver, insurance cover, etc. 

Moreover, the HDFC Bank Diners Club Privilege credit card, Air India SBI Signature credit card, Axis Bank Vistara signature credit card, ICICI Bank MMT Platinum credit card, etc. are some of the notable travel credit cards that have made holidays convenient and rewarding for travellers. 

How to Apply for Travel Credit Cards

Individuals must follow the mentioned step to apply for travel credit cards online:

Step 1: Individuals must visit the official website of their preferred financial institutions and click the credit cards option. 

Step 2: Provide necessary contact and personal details. 

Step 3: Now check offers and compare different credit cards. 

Step 4: Choose the travel credit card that suits the applicant’s requirements the best. 

Step 5: Finally submit the application on reading the instructions. 

To sum up, travel credit cards will make the holidays convenient and easy. Travel credit cards are the right choice for frequent travellers who want to get discounts and rewards. Individuals can enjoy credit card rewards while travelling domestically and internationally. Other lucrative advantages include hotel discounts, co-branded benefits, etc. Moreover, travellers do not have to worry about carrying cash with them. For further savings, opting for the best credit card for fuel will help travellers encounter the fuel price hike.  

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