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Mumbai-based Aakarsh Print-O-Graph has recently installed its second Ricoh digital press, a C7100x with a fifth colour station. The first Ricoh C901s with them was installed in 2011.

Ricoh C7100x features a fifth colour station, including clear gloss and white toner offering new applications and delivering a premium finish. With a print speeds up to 90 pages per minute, it is capable of producing optimum quality up to 1200 x 4800 dpi - achieved with Ricoh’s enhanced Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (or ‘VCSEL’) technology.

It supports an extensive range of media up to 360 gsm and can support textured media, envelopes, cling film and transparent media, ideal for light packaging, demo packaging, direct mail, books, brochures and business cards. With its ability to produce premium finishes across all media, the Pro C7100 series offers the security reliability alongside the desired efficiency.

Publishing Technology has announced the appointment of Scott Winner, executive vice president of global projects, and Xin He, technical liaison engineer, China. Having joined the company in a newly created role, Scott Winner will be responsible for overseeing and evolving how Publishing Technology delivers its innovations to customers, while ensuring that every project is successful and cialis 20mg tablets meets the customer’s needs and expectations.

Scott has 20 years’ experience in driving technology, related initiatives and product lines across a variety of different industries, including educational publishing, manufacturing, and financial services, and has held roles at Pearson Education, Amplify Learning, McGraw-Hill and the Fireman’s Fund insurance company. His work will focus on the development of Publishing Technology’s advance and pub2web products within the Chinese market.

Om Books International along with Hybrid, launched Author Saransh Goila’s India on My Platter: The 20,000-km Food Journey. The book was launched by celebrity Chef, television host and author, Sanjeev Kapoor along with noted journalist, columnist and talk show host Vir Sanghvi. The launch was followed by an interesting discussion on the book by author Saransh Goila, Sanjeev Kapoor, Vir Sanghvi, Ajay Mago and free samples of viagra guide editor Dipa Chaudhuri.

Saransh Goila’s India on My Platter is a unique travelogue— young chef Saransh Goila sets off on a culinary trail through India to discover the various nuances of local cuisine. From rural villages to barren deserts to freezing mountains, he unfolds the flavour of his destination by meeting local villagers or erstwhile royalty and picking up a tip or two to use in his kitchen.

Wherever he goes, he makes sure to visit the famous eateries of that place. Through him, the reader can vividly smell the spices and taste the dishes that are described. The recipes given also present ways on using locally found ingredients. From having steaming Murthal ke Paranthe to savouring tasty street food in hometown Delhi, from cooking on a boat in Varanasi to cooking dishes using a bamboo hollow in Assam, Goila does it all and presents his adventures in a lucid, flowing narrative peppered with humorous anecdotes.

Dr Mahesh Sharma, honourable minister of state for culture and tourism (independent charge) visiting after inaugurating the Book and Photo exhibitionSahitya Akademi with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, celebrated the birth centenary of the famous Hindi writer Bhisham Sahni from August 8-10, 2015. The celebrations were inaugurated by Dr Mahesh Sharma, honourable minister of state for culture and tourism (independent charge). On this occasion a photo and book exhibition focusing on Bhisham Sahni was organised by the Sahitya Akademi, as well as a monograph on this famous Hindi writer, playwright and actor, was released.

A national seminar was also organised, where various aspects of Bhisham Sahni’s work were discussed by writers and critics like Govind Nihallani, Parikshit Sahni, Y Lakshmi Prasad, Asghar Wajahat, Arun Kamal, Purushottam Agarwal, Damodar Khadse, Nityanand Tiwari, etc.

(August 2, 1946 - September 17, 2015)
Anand Bhushan, a law and commerce graduate from the University of Delhi, entered the family business of publishing in the late sixties at the young age of 21, at a time when the publishing industry was dominated by foreign publishers. Under his stewardship, Pitambar, undertook the challenge of publishing quality school books at reasonable prices in the wake of stiff competition from the foreign publishers. It was his vision to make educational books accessible to the millions of children who had the passion but not the means to afford education. Gradually the company became a household name in the arena of educational publishing. Anand not only made inroads in the Indian market but was also one of the pioneering visionaries to see a market for Indian books in the Gulf countries. From his first visit to the Middle East Book Fair in the early eighties, the Gulf is today one of the biggest overseas market for Indian books.

Anand was professionally very active in both national and international publishing. He held coveted positions in professional bodies such as Federation of Indian Publishers and the Asia Pacific Publishers Association. Not only had he been the president of FIP for four terms, he was also the serving Secretary General of the Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation. He was awarded by many prestigious organisations of the likes of FIP, FEPI and the Indo-Russian Cultural Society.

He was a man of great ideals and vision for the future of publishing and copyrights industry. Those who knew him will always remember him as a wonderful human being who always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help. His untimely demise has left a huge vacuum in the Indian publishing industry, one that can never be filled.