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Mexican Actress With Singer Lalitya Munshaw And Producer Satish Reddy At Party

Anup Jalota and Tazaz Aziz and Mexican Actress Rebeca Mayorga at the Music Launch

Last evening saw an ultimate mixture of Music and Glamour where Bhajan Samraat of industry Anup Jalota unveiled the music of his home production movie “Boyss Toh Boyss Hain” along with the chief guest Talat Aziz. Anup Jalota said, “It’s a great moment for me to have all the stars at the launch of music. The music of the movie reflects the life of the boys which connects today youth.”

The party was seen an electrifying performance by Mexican Actress and Singer Rebeca Mayorga. She said, “Its auspicious moment for me that today I am here at music launch. It was a pleasure to share a stage with great Bollywood stars.”

King of Ghazals Talat Aziz said, “It was a great moment to be present here and to launch the music. As the movie is made for youth the music also has all ingredients for youth.’

Producer Satish Reddy was seen praising Mexican Singer Rebeca said, “she is an fantastic singer and a great voice.”

Anshuman Jha and Arya Kumar were enjoying the music in the party, Dhruv Ganesh and Shweta Kelkar were seen enjoying the song sung by Rebeca. Singer Lalitya Munshaw was seen enjoying the party said, “The movie music is very nice and it connect with the youth and with their taste.”

It was dhamaal, masti and fun time for stars. The party went on till wee hours and everyone was seen enjoying the party.


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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam at Golden Jubilee Celebrations of HVB Academy with the principal of HVB School Dr CP

Honorable Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s presence at the HVB Academy’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations

~ 50 year milestone attended by underprivileged children from NGO’s associated with the school’s Ujjwal Bhavishya project ~

Mumbai, July 2013: A tiny seed of hope which was carefully planted a long time back, has now bloomed into something significant and nurturing after 50 years of memories. HVB Academy, the ICSE affiliated multi- cultural school; organized an event on July 1 2013 at the Birla Matoshree Sabhagriha, located at New Marine Lines to celebrate its Golden Jubilee.

The celebration commenced with the screening of the film ‘I Am Kalam’, after which the real star of the movie made his entrance. Honorable Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam inaugurated the session; subsequently he recited an inspirational speech which was met with awe stuck expressions on the kid’s faces in his presence and a resounding applause. Mr. Kalam later interacted with the students, uplifting their spirits and motivating them to be responsible citizens of tomorrow.

To celebrate the 50 years of imparting value education, students from the IX to the XII standard were present along with underprivileged children from the NGO’s associated with Project Ujjwal Bhavishya were in attendance. Ujjwal Bhavishya is a unique project of the HVB Academy to adopt underprivileged children to take care of their educational needs up till the Higher Secondary level, consequently giving them suitable job placements.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. (Ms.) C. R. Pathak, the principal of HVB Academy said,” Completing the milestone of 50 years, we have sincerely aspired to make sure that others share our jubilation. We would like to thank Mr. Kalam for gracing us with his presence and inspiring the students. I was especially glad to see the smile on our Ujjwal Bhavishya children’s faces and we earnestly hope to add more students to its ambit in the future.”

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rigley introduces all NEW Boomer Jelly Mango: It’s time to have fun in a mangolicious way!

Let the mango mania take over your taste buds!

Description: Mango unitMumbai, July 01, 2013: After appealing to the taste buds of millions, India’s favorite bubble gum brand, Boomer has launched a new Boomer Jelly variant in Mango flavor. With the introduction of this new variant, Wrigley’s Boomer has created an irresistible way to have fun in a mangolicioius way!

Jelly is a unique gum format, where each chunk of gum has a thick layer of flavoured jelly on top. Together the jelly and the gum combine to create some great taste experience and some deliciously happy and fruity moments.

The new Boomer Jelly Mango captures India’s love for mangoes and also promises a burst of mouthwatering mango flavor, every time one decides to have it. With the introduction of the mango flavor, Boomer has enhanced its Jelly range, which is already available in popular Orange, Watermelon and Mixed Berry flavors. Together, these four flavors are designed to appeal to a wide cross section of consumers across the country.

The launch of this new flavour is supported by a TVC targeted at teens and children and is based on the “Thoda Khelo, Thoda Khao” concept, with a kid depicting the fun way of having a bubble gum and jelly. Apart from the TVC, the product is supported through innovative posters and banners in the market.

Priced at Re 1 per pack, Boomer Jelly Mango is available across retail stores in India.

About Wrigley

Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. Wrigley’s world-famous brands – including Extra®, Orbit®, Doublemint®, and 5™ chewing gums, as well as confectionery brands Skittles®, Starburst®, Altoids® and Life Savers® – create simple pleasures for consumers every day. With operations across 50 countries and distribution in more than 180 countries, Wrigley’s brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, employs approximately 17,000 associates globally, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated.

For more information, visit www.wrigley.com .

About Mars, Incorporated

In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 72,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA™, WISDOM PANEL™ and SERAMIS®.

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India’s Overall M&A Activity Up 12.3% from First Half 2012

The value of announced mergers & acquisitions (M&A) deals involving Indian companies reached US$20.1 billion, a 12.3% increase from the first half of 2012. In the second quarter of 2013, overall Indian M&A totaled US$15.3 billion, a 214.3% sequential increase from the first quarter of 2013 driven by a US$5.4-billion pending acquisition of Hindustan Unilever Ltd by Unilever PC of UK. The average M&A deal size for transactions with disclosed values involving India climbed up to US$82.8 million so far this year, as more deals were announced above US$1-billion in value, compared to US$73.1 million during the first half of 2012.

Domestic M&A stood at US$2.3 billion, down 68.3% compared to the same period last year, the lowest first half-level since 2004 (US$1.2 billion). The bulk of domestic activity focused on the Financials sector with US$657.3 million, down 69.4% from the same period last year, but nonetheless captured 28.3% of India’s domestic M&A activity this year. Total cross-board M&A grew 70.8% to US$17.0 billion compared to the first half of 2012 as inbound and outbound M&A activity increased 32.4% and 294.5%, respectively, from the comparative period in 2012.

Completed M&A deals involving Indian companies totaled US$12.0 billion, a 16.9% growth from the first half of 2012.

Consumer Staples Captured 28.2% of Market Activity

The Consumer Staples accounted for majority of the acquisitions involving Indian companies with 28.2% market share worth US$5.7 billion, up 435.2% from the same period last year. Driven by UK-based Unilever PLC’s pending tender offer to raise its interest in Hindustan Unilever Ltd by acquiring a 22.52% stake for a total value of INR 292.202 billion (US$5.4 billion), the Consumer Staples sector witnessed its best ever semi-annual volume. This is biggest deal on record for Consumer Staples involving Indian companies. Meanwhile, Industrials and Energy & Power sectors also witnessed a significant rise in deal value with a triple-digit percentage increase each, and captured 19.6% and 15.7% of the market share, respectively.

Private Equity-backed M&A in India Dropped 49% – Lowest since 2004

Buyside Financial Sponsor M&A activity targeting Indian companies totaled US$834.5 million, a 49.0% drop from the first half of 2012 and witnessed its slowest start to a year since the first half of 2004 when volume fell to US$661.1 million.

The Materials sector accounted for 42.0% of private equity-backed M&A activity in India with US$350.2 million, more than a 14-fold increase from the comparable period last year as the number of private equity-backed M&A deals in the sector increased five-times this year over last year’s first half period.

India Inbound M&A Activity Improved 32.4%

Foreign firms acquiring Indian companies so far this year recovered as deal value increased 32.4% to US$11.2 billion from the same period last year, and witnessed the strongest start to a year since 2011 (US$17.5 billion).

The bulk of inbound acquisitions focused on the Consumer Staples in terms of deal value and captured 50.0% of India’s inbound M&A activity with US$5.6 billion, a fifteen-fold increase from the first half of 2012.

United Kingdom-based Unilever PLC launched a tender offer to raise its interest in Hindustan Unilever Ltd by acquiring a 22.52% stake for a total value of INR292.2 billion (US$5.4 billion). The deal bolstered acquisitions in India from United Kingdom firms to reach US$5.8 billion, the highest first-half volume since 2011 (US$9.9 billion). United Kingdom accounted for 51.3% of India’s inbound M&A activity in terms of deal value. Meanwhile, United States saw the most number of deals with 45 announced transactions worth US$2.6 billion.

India Outbound M&A Grew 294.5% YTD

Indian acquisitions overseas surged 294.5% to US$5.8 billion after witnessing a slow start during the first half of 2012 (US$1.5 billion), and witnessed its highest first half level in terms of deal value since 2010 (US$21.0 billion).

The Industrials sector captured 45.6% of the market activity as deal value grew 17-times to US$2.6 billion from the first half of 2012 (US$151.8 million). Energy & Power followed closely and accounted for 43.0% of India’s outbound acquisitions with US$2.5 billion worth of deals.

United States was the top most targeted nation in terms of value and number of deals with 46.6% market share worth US$2.7 billion from 14 announced deals. Mozambique accounted for 43.0% from a single deal worth US$2.5 billion.

Completed M&A Advisory Fees in India Up 20.5%

According to estimates from Thomson Reuters/ Freeman Consulting Co., M&A advisory fees from completed transactions in India totaled US$55.4 million during the first half of 2013, a 20.5% increase from the comparable period in 2012.

Citi took the top spot on M&A fee rankings for advisory work for completed M&A deals in India so far this year with US$14.6 million, and accounted for 26.3% market share of the fee pool.

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Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive announces the much awaited
Female Model Auditions for the upcoming season

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, Grand Salon, Grand Hyatt, Santa Cruz (E), Mumbai

Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, Ujjwala Raut… are you next???

Lakmé Fashion Week has always been on a look out for emerging talent and has set out to do the same this season!

Don’t miss your chance to walk the ramp for the biggest fashion event of the country. If you are an aspiring model, grab this opportunity to strut your stuff and make it big in the fashion world!

Date:

Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Time:

10:00 am – 11:00 am (Registrations)

Venue:

Grand Salon, Grand Hyatt, Santa-Cruz (E), Mumbai

Requirements:

Female Models

Prior registration necessary: Send your full name, city, height, mobile number and email address to

lakme.fashionweek@imgreliance.com

Minimum Height Requirement: Strictly 5 feet 7 inches and above

Pictures: Carry 2 sets of pictures/composite cards, with name, height, body measurements & telephone/mobile number written behind the same

Dress Code:

Upper – Short Singlet/Sleeveless or Tube Top

Lower – Tight fitted/hot shorts or skirt (Please do not wear any jeans)

Please carry your own stilettos/heels

Please do not wear dresses

For More Information, please contact:

Gautam Vazirani, IMG Reliance

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Or Log on to: www.lakmefashionweek.co.in Official Facebook page

Note: There is no fee for audition registrations. Auditions are for female models only

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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