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They embarked the journey with magnanimity and grandeur; Rajguru Rise present a magnanimous show in Saree Fashion World, Lootera girl Sonakshi Sinha as the fashion brand’s face!
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> Saree which is a native to the Indian sub continent & the word is derived from Sanskrit, the history of Saree that goes back to the Indus Civilization. Rajguru Rise have successfully managed to capture the essence of the Saree & its significance & presented it as the most desirable attire when they had the models strutting the ramp with Rajguru creations, Saree for the Indian woman, Sarees for all occasions.
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> Rajguru Rise came & how, with their first ever fashion show with such magnanimous appeal with the India’s best fictitious dance troop, laser dancers to special Kathakali performances & the highlight, having India’s most sought after singer Benny Dayal to having performed live while the models walked the ramp rounds after rounds showcasing the wearable collection in the history of Saree fashion.
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> Generous enough to come in support of the Rajguru duo were designer Narendra Kumar, Amy Billimoria, Pria Kataria Puri, Vikram Phadnis, Vivek Mishra who were all praises for the Rajguru Rise Creations.
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> Rajguru Rise, the leading fashion house, started in Mumbai, of ethnic garment having spread all over India & globally gears up for the upcoming most extravagant fashion show this monsoon, was started by Mr. Rajesh Vanigota & Mr. Rajesh Bafna.
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> Rajguru Rise, an expansion of Rajguru Creations has ambitiously taken a step forward with the aim to conquer the garment manufacturing business in terms of quality & innovation carrying the aura of royalty in all its garments. Having Sonakshi Sinha, who is blessed with a pretty Indian face, as their Brand Ambassador, Rajguru Creations have carved every garment personifying Indianness, be it the designs, the selection of the color palate & the embroidery inspired from the yesteryear’s Mughlai times.
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> A fashion house that came into being since 1996, gives a wide product range from hand embroidery, designer embroidery, exclusively printed, cotton printed & the splendid wedding sarees.
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> Rajguru Creations are master creators of Sarees, having taken inspiration from Indian cultures & various traditions making sarees the finest fabric, keeping in mind the tiniest details making this Indian garment a thing of global appeal.
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> It rains ethnicity & glamour at Rajguru Creations, Power Packed Rajesh Duo has been in the forefront being the manufacturers & wholesale distributors of Designer Sarees globally!
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> Rising spectacularly in fashion, Rajguru Rise is in a different league in itself, creating Sarees spreading the royalty & ethnicity with every design.
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> The core essence of Rajguru Rise as mouthed by the duo is, “ Rise in Colors, Rise in Designs, Rise in function, Rise in fashion, Rise in Expectation to Rise in Trust, Let’s Rise together!!!”
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> The extravaganza displaying the Sarees by Rajguru Creations will be a grand affair informs the duo, with the top models of our industry walking the ramp, Lubna Adams to orchestrate the evening with the ‘blessed with angelic looks’ Sonakshi Sinha to walk the ramp!
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> Rajguru Creations, Rising in fashion talking about their creations, “Romance Fashion, Wear Sarees”
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> Sonakshi Sinha, a stunning Indian beauty that she always is donned Rajguru’s Lotus Collection Sarees, her experience with the duo goes back to Lootera where she has worn all the Sarees of Rajguru Rise fame. She mentions, “I have grown up watching my mother in her sarees & since then I have had this fetish & which shows in the way I dress up & I love Rajguru Sarees, you will see me wear them more often, after all industry says I look the best in a Saree then why not.”
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> The Spectacular Rise in Fashion, Rajguru Rise, fashion house’s desi videsi appeal!
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> Sonakshi Sinha, the pretty face of Rajguru Creations, The only fashion house with spectacular Designer Sarees!
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> Rajguru Rise, the leading fashion house, started in Mumbai, of ethnic garment having spread all over India & globally gears up for the upcoming most extravagant fashion show this monsoon, was started by Mr. Rajesh Vanigota & Mr. Rajesh Bafna.
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> Rajguru Rise, an expansion of Rajguru Creations has ambitiously taken a step forward with the aim to conquer the garment manufacturing business in terms of quality & innovation carrying the aura of royalty in all its garments. Having Sonakshi Sinha, who is blessed with a pretty Indian face, as their Brand Ambassador, Rajguru Creations have carved every garment personifying Indianness, be it the designs, the selection of the color palate & the embroidery inspired from the yesteryear’s Mughlai times.
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> A fashion house that came into being since 1996, gives a wide product range from hand embroidery, designer embroidery, exclusively printed, cotton printed & the splendid wedding sarees.
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> Rajguru Creations are master creators of Sarees, having taken inspiration from Indian cultures & various traditions making sarees the finest fabric, keeping in mind the tiniest details making this Indian garment a thing of global appeal.
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> It rains ethnicity & glamour at Rajguru Creations, Power Packed Rajesh Duo has been in the forefront being the manufacturers & wholesale distributors of Designer Sarees globally!
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> Rising spectacularly in fashion, Rajguru Rise is in a different league in itself, creating Sarees spreading the royalty & ethnicity with every design.
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> The core essence of Rajguru Rise as mouthed by the duo is, “ Rise in Colors, Rise in Designs, Rise in function, Rise in fashion, Rise in Expectation to Rise in Trust, Let’s Rise together!!!”
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> The extravaganza displaying the Sarees by Rajguru Creations will be a grand affair informs the duo, with the top models of our industry walking the ramp, Lubna Adams to orchestrate the evening with the ‘blessed with angelic looks’ Sonakshi Sinha to walk the ramp!
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> Models walked the ramp: – Anchal Kumar, Archana Kumar, Tamara Moss, Kanishtha Dhankar, Ushoshi Sengupta, Pragya Jaiswal, Dipannita Sharma, Mashoom Singha, Kanika Dev, Pia Trivedi, Smitha Rao, Krishna Somani, Kavita Kharayat & others
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Splendid display of Indian Couture

Jacqueline Fernandez is the brand ambassador of Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week (AVIBFW) that just kick-started today in Delhi.

Jacqueline speaks, “I am honoured to be a part of this fashion week that helps consumers gain access to the best designs that the Indian fashion industry has to offer.” One of the city’s model-turned-socialite Shifanjali Rao adds, “I just moved to Delhi after spending years in England and latter in Mumbai. I feel that Delhi has an international market that would help designers reach their target audiences, I appreciate efforts of Vijay Singh in bringing forth such a splendid platform and getting together top designers showcasing the best in luxury and bridal fashion including JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahilani, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu Nikhil, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Rohit Bal, Suneet Varma, Ashima Leena, Meera Muzaffar Ali, Adarsh Gill, Jyotsana Tiwari and Rina Dhaka under one roof.” In addition to that, a bridal expo “The Bridal Luxury Couture Exposition” will also run simultaneously at the venue which will feature 65 top designers and creative wedding planners who will also be available to interact directly with the customers.

“Jacqueline represents the modern bride who is fashion forward yet demure and traditional and the perfect brand ambassador for AVIBFW,” added Vijay Singh, Chairman Fashion One International who is organising the entire fashion week. Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week is showcasing the latest bridal trends of fashion and lifestyle brands including apparel, jewelry and accessories and other services in the luxury wedding segment designed by the top designers of the country.

Delhi is hosting the show for the first time.

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MUSIC RELEASE OF” MAIN HOON SURYA SINGHAM II”

They say if a film’s music is a hit, half the battle is won. ‘Main Hoon Surya Singham II’ starring south megastar Surya has not only won the box-office battle across South but its music has also topped the charts.

So after hitting all the right notes in Tamil and Telugu, the music of the Hindi version of ‘Main Hoon Surya Singham II’ was launched across the nation on Monday, 22nd July, at Mumbai’s Sun-n-Sand Hotel.

Clearly, one of the most awaited films of 2013, ‘Main Hoon Surya Singham II’ is ready to entertain the audience with its slick action, edge of the seat entertainment and totally dhamakedaar music by none other than the ace singer and composer from South Devi Sri Prasad. The album has a total of 6 racy tracks sung by leading singers like Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan, Javed Ali, Baba Sehgal, and Devi Sri Prasad himself.

Present at this event were producers M Ramesh from Marudhara Entertainment, Chaitanya Swami and Jagdish Thakur from AS Pictures Entertainment and Kalapi Nagada from Cinekorn Entertainment along with the chief guest of the event Ganesh Jain from Venus who officially unveiled the film’s music.

Directed by Hari, ‘Main Hoon Surya Singham II’ toplines Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani and south super star Surya who will be reprising his fiery role from the Singham’s first installment. Singham will roar once again on August 2nd as ‘Main Hoon Surya Singham II’ releases across India.

CAST AND CREW…

Directed by : Hari

Produced by : S. Lakshman Kumar

Presents : Marudhara Entertainment, A.S Pictures Entertainment and Cinekorn Entertainment.

Written by : Hari

Starring : Surya as Duraisingam

Anushka Shetty as Kavya Duraisingam

Hansika Motwani as Sathya

Vivek as Yettu Erimalai

Santhanam

Mukesh Rishi

Music by : Davi Sri Prasad

Cinematography : Priyan

Editing by : V.T. Vijayan

Media Cunsoltant : Revolution Media

PRO : Alia Hasan

Release date : 22nd of August

Country : India

Language : Hindi

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Tips’ Ramaiya Vastavaiya creates a splash at the box office

Tips’ Ramaiya Vastavaiya released 19th July, only to be received with a warm response and encouraging feedback, having garnered over 15.30 crores at the box office over the weekend.

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critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh , “Ramaiya Vastavaiya has performed very well at mass-dominated circuits/single screens mainly. The business at several centres witnessed an upward trend. Collected approx Rs 15.30 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 4.10 cr, Sat 4.70 cr, Sun *est* 6.50 cr”

Adds trade guru Komal Nahata, “ Ramaiya Vastavaiya is very entertaining, strong emotional undercurrent, hit music and lovely twists and turns. Collections at Roopbani Purnea for Ramaiya Vastavaiya match YJHD for the weekend….no difference at all…huge for a Ramzaan weekend”.

Girish Kumar, too received rave reviews as he made his Bollywood debut with the romantic-entertainer – Says Taran Adarsh, “RAMAIYA VASTAVAIYA is the launch vehicle for Girish Kumar and the actor gets the opportunity to sing, dance, fight, emote, display varied emotions… he’s photogenic and goes through the rigmarole with confidence. Whether it his introductory sequence [surfing in the sea] or breaking into a dance, whether he’s exposing his chiseled physique or wearing desi outfits, whether he’s asked to look innocent or flirtatious, Girish gets it right.”

Says Madhureetha Mukherjee, “Debutant Girish makes a splash of an entry (surfing in blue seas, ‘Bond’ babes take a bow), and dances with flair.”

Adds Komal Nahata, “Girish Kumar makes a confident debut as hero. His character becomes endearing quite early on in the film.

Box office India says the lead pair GK & SH delivers an OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE & their chemistry on screen is credible…

GK plays his part with the right mix of naivety & flamboyance. He is a welcome addition to the young brigade of talented actors.

Shot in India and overseas, Girish Kumar & Shruti Haasan starrer Ramaiya Vastavaiya directed by Prabhudheva released 19th July, 2013.

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Anmol’s jugalbandi with Bappi Lahiri

It was time for some serious fun on the sets of Indian Idol Junior as Disco King Bappi Lahiri made an appearance on the upcoming gala episode. The legendary singer-composer was in awe of each singing junior’s talent but Anmol impressed him in a unique way.

Bappi da was seen completely enjoying himself as each singing idol gave one dazzling performance after another. Anmol performed ‘Intehaan ho gayi’ which was highly praised by Bappi da. After the performance Bappi da revealed how he started playing table at the age of 3 and played the table too. After hearing this Anmol too got excited and walked up to the judges table for a jugalbandi with the legend himself. Both Anmol and Bappi Lahiri played the table much to the appreciation of the audience. So impressed was Vishal that he picked up Anmol and carried him on to the stage.

Watch Amol and Bappi Lahiri’s jugalbandi this Saturday July 27, 8:30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Pacnet Upgrades Customer Portal with Rollout of Pacnet Connect and Appoints New Vice President of Customer Operations

Enhanced Portal Complements the Company’s Broad Customer and

Technical Support Capabilities

HONG KONG, 23 July 2013 – Pacnet today announced the launch of Pacnet Connect, an enhanced customer portal that provides online information and communication. In addition, the company announced the appointment of Paul Cooney as Vice President of Customer Operations to manage the company’s global customer support team.

Cooney, was previously responsible for Customer Operations with Nokia Siemens Networks in Australia and brings over 28 years of industry experience including the management of multi-country customer operations for global IT and telecommunications companies such as Ericsson Global Services and Asia Netcom.

“I am very excited to join Pacnet as it embarks on a range of new initiatives targeted to deliver enhanced service and support to customers around the world,” said Cooney. “The launch of Pacnet Connect demonstrates our continued innovation and strong commitment towards improving our customer experience by enabling real-time monitoring and management of these services.”

Pacnet Connect complements the company’s broad customer and technical support capabilities which include its Malaysia-located Customer Services Center, Network Operations Centers (NOCs) in Singapore Sydney and global field operations team. It allows customers to access service details, monitor network performance, process billing information and request support and can be accessed from anywhere and on a variety of endpoints, including desktop, notebook, tablet, and mobile devices.

“The launch is an important step in Pacnet’s strategy to enhance its customer engagement and experience through the development of IT systems which enable the delivery of on-demand data, connectivity and IT services with multi-device real time updating,” said Cooney.

About Pacnet

Pacnet is Asia Pacific’s leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions to major telecommunications carriers, large multinational enterprises and government entities in the Asia-Pacific region. Ownership of the region’s most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 16 cities in the Asia-Pacific region gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers in key markets including China, India, Japan and the United States. Combined with a comprehensive set of managed network and value-added data center services, its assets and experience in the region have helped Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including Fortune 500 companies. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in the Asia-Pacific region and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.

For more information, please contact:

Stella Chan

Pacnet

Tel: +852 2121 2800

Email: stella.chan@pacnet.com

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92.7 BIG FM DELHI EMERGES AS THE NO. 1 RADIO NETWORK IN THE CITY

TAKES TOP SPOT WITH FOCUS ON RETRO THEME

New Delhi, 22nd July 2013: 92.7 BIG FM Delhi, the nation’s leading radio network, has clinched the No. 1 spot in the capital with a cumulative audience rating of 7582 showing an incredible rise in listenership base compared to its competitor channels in the market. This achievement has come in close on the heels of the launch of ‘Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor’, a new radio show highlighting the retro period which rated as the top show of the week with TSL of 1.54, beating all competing private radio stations in the city.

Radio Station

CUME (‘000s)

92.7 BIG FM Delhi

7582

Fever FM 104 Delhi

7520

Radio Mirchi 98.3 Delhi

7466

Red FM 93.5 Delhi

6694

Radio City 91.1 Delhi

6165

AIR FM 2 – Gold 106.4 Delhi

5925

Oye! 104.8 FM Delhi

5577

(Source: RAM, WK 27’13, CUME, Mon- Sun, 12am-12am, All People 12+).

Of its 45 stations across the country, 92.7 BIG FM Delhi is one of the leading markets with the largest audience base and the toughest one to maintain listenership stability. The station has over the years experimented with distinctive content, innovative promotions and interesting programming thereby breaking the monotony in an intensely competitive market. Understanding that the average profile for Delhites is pegged at a 35+ M/F, 92.7 BIG FM Delhi changed its brand positioning and status quo to serve the music interest of the audiences by playing evergreen retro classics that led to its positioning ‘HIT THEE HIT RAHENGE’.

In addition to this, the backend research by the station along with consumer’s insights received from street level marketing, consumer home visits and listener interactions is what allows the station to emerge as the top network in Delhi.

Commenting on the success Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan, Business Head – 92.7 BIG FM said, “We conceptualize our programs and concepts to keep our audiences interested and intrigued all the time. We are delighted to be crowned as the No.1 Radio Station in Delhi and extend our gratitude to our loyal listeners who have contributed to our success story. Being the leading radio network in the city further fortifies our position and offerings enabling us to provide an extensive platform to our advertisers to increase their consumer base and visibility in the market.”

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Wave Cinemas bags another success with D-Day

The Wave Group in the last 18 months is only growing from strength to strength, after the success of several blockbusters including Murder, Ready, Kahaani, OMG! and Chashme Baddoor , Wave Cinemas bags yet another success with D-Day directed by Nikhil Advani that went on to create a splash at the box office. Not to mention, the rave reviews it garnered from critics and the industry alike.

The film had the cash registers ringing this weekend, collecting a figure to the tune of approximately 13 crores.

Said acclaimed critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, “Taut, transfixing and spellbinding, with an astounding finale. Don’t miss this high-octane thriller!”

Said trade guru Komal Nahata, “D-DAY is very well-made,very well-enacted and arresting drama, arouses patriotic feeling in viewer. If u r a true Indian, D-Day is for u. Great acting, arresting script. Nikhil Advani has made a film every Indian will be PROUD of!”.

Said Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, “Everything about ‘D-Day’ is awe inspiring ! The writing the execution and the performances … brilliant !! So uniquely crafted !”

Said award winning author Chetan Bhagat, “D-day. Superb. Great concept. Great execution. Congrats to team”.

Elated with the success of the film says Shabnam Kapoor, Director , Wave Cinemas, “We at Wave are extremely delighted to be associated with D-Day. The film is doing extremely well at the box office and the word-of-mouth is fantastic.As a distributor I do appreciate and applaud everyone who has worked hard on the film”.

The Wave Group has progressively cast its footprint on to diverse business industries over the last six decades and has consolidated its business as a successful National distributor with the aim to be a dominant player in India’s fast evolving entertainment marketplace and by developing and backing content that connects and entertainers millions of Indians.

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Citrix XenDesktop® Solution Enhances Workforce Mobilisation at HDFC Life

India, July 23, 2013 – Citrix, a cloud company that enables mobile workstyles, announced that it has powered HDFC Life’s growth plans by deploying Citrix XenDesktop – a desktop virtualization solution. Citrix solution has enabled employees of HDFC Life to securely access business applications and data from their personal mobile devices, while offering better manageability of the IT services and reduction of real estate costs.

“Citrix’s complete suite of platform and software enables virtualisation at any level – including XenDesktop® for end point virtualization, XenServer® for server virtualization and XenApp® for consolidating applications. This complemented with their ease of use made them the clear choice for this deployment. We believe that this futuristic virtualisation framework will be a cornerstone in our next phase of the company growth.” said Thomson Thomas, Senior Vice President – IT (Head Business Systems and Technology) at HDFC Standard Life Insurance.

HDFC Life continues to have one of the widest reach among private life insurance companies with almost 500 branches in India touching customers in over 900 cities and towns. When HDFC Life decided to do away with legacy infrastructure, it came in the wake of a few challenges faced by the company. With the proliferation of high-powered tablets and mobiles and improvement in connectivity, the company was looking for a powerful solution that could leverage the proliferation of connected mobile devices for customer engagement in addition to their branch offices. The other challenge that HDFC Life wanted to overcome was linked to information security, as it was proving difficult for the IT department to enforce security in a conventional desktop environment. In the context of enabling these business imperatives, HDFC Life chose Citrix as its desktop virtualisation partner and deployed XenDesktop®.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with a life insurance major such as HDFC Life to create a mobile-enabled, secure work environment through our desktop virtualisation solution,” said Sanjay Deshmukh, Area Vice President, India Subcontinent, Citrix. “Increasingly, financial institutions are realising the value of adopting technologies such as desktop virtualisation and mobility to be more responsive to customer needs. In its pursuit of business growth, HDFC Life has been amongst the forerunners to enable workforce mobilisation, resulting in better productivity and enhanced customer centricity.” he further added.

Post a successful PoC of 30 thin clients across 10 locations, HDFC Life decided to extend the benefits through an organisation wide roll-out. Completed in two phases, the company currently uses 2000 thin clients that run the virtualised desktop. While Citrix XenDesktop® was initially deployed for the sales function, after witnessing the host of benefits, HDFC Life has decided that the desktops of other functions such as training and operations would also be replaced with the VDI platform, where most applications can be accessed faster as they don’t run on a local PC. The company ported all its business applications namely sales tracking system, sales data and reports and the learning management system on thin client. The deployment of Citrix XenDesktop has yielded a host of benefits for HDFC Life. The speed at which the user could access applications was phenomenally better than that in the desktop environment. Also, with 2000 thin clients being utilised in a coverage ratio of 1:3, employees don’t require dedicated terminals, thereby optimising their terminal capacities.

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the cloud computing company that enables mobile workstyles – empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their own office—simply and securely. Citrix cloud computing solutions help IT and service providers build both private and public clouds – leveraging virtualization and networking technologies to deliver high-performance, elastic and cost-effective services for mobile workstyles. With market leading solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, cloud networking, cloud platforms, collaboration, and data sharing, Citrix helps organizations of all sizes achieve the kind of speed and agility necessary to succeed in an increasingly mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more than 260,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue in 2012 was $2.59 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

Citrix®, XenDesktop® software is a trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries.

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FDCI ANNOUNCES SHOW SCHEDULE FOR THE

PCJ DELHI COUTURE WEEK 2013 in association with Audi

Mumbai/ New Delhi, July 23, 2013: The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the apex fashion body in India announced the schedule for the fourth edition of the PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013 in association with Audi. Top of the country’s established couturiers are set to take the catwalk by storm from July 31-August 4, 2013, at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi.

The illustrious designers presenting their designs during the fashion week include Manish Malhotra, Ritu Beri, Monisha Jaising, Manish Arora, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Anju Modi, Anamika Khanna, Gaurav Gupta, and Varun Bahl.

PCJ to also showcase their jewellery with clothes by Satya Paul as another attraction at the PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013

Announcing the schedule of the PCJ Delhi Couture Week, Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI said, “Continuing our commitment to showcase the finest in the fashion fraternity at the Couture Week, we are delighted to announce the schedule for the fourth edition. We look forward to the best couturiers at this fashion week showcasing their exquisite designs.”

Schedule for PCJ DCW 2013 in association with Audi

Venue: Taj Palace, New Delhi

Date: July 31

8:00 pm Anju Modi

9:30 pm Sabyasachi

Date: Aug 1

8:00 pm Monisha Jaising

9:30 pm Anamika Khanna

(Offsite show)

Date: Aug 2

8:00 pm PCJ show with Satya Paul

9:30 pm Audi presents Varun Bahl

Date: Aug 3

8:00 pm Ritu Beri

9:30 pm Manish Arora

Date: Aug 4

8:00 pm Gaurav Gupta

9:30 pm Manish Malhotra

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Sony Music Stands Tall at the Filmfare Awards (South)

~ Eega, 3 & Kumki bagged multiple awards for their phenomenal music & story ~

July 2013: Various songs under Sony Music’s catalogue have created waves throughout the year 2012. The songs have not just topped almost all the best charts but have also won accolades at the prestigious Filmfare Awards South 2013. Ranging across Tamil & Telegu, the movies Eega, 3, Kumki, Vazhakku Enn 18/9, OKOK to name a few, associated with Sony Music, were appreciated at the awards function with as many as 17 awards across categories.

Eega lead the Filmfare Awards by bagging a total of 5 awards. The film picked up trophies for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Female), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male), Best VFX. The best music under the Tamil category was crowned to D Imman for Kumki. The best lyrics were given to Anantha Shreeram (Yedhi yedhi) (Yeto Vellipoindhi Manasu) (Tamil) and Yugabarathy (Solithaley) (Kumki) (Tamil). The viral sensation Kolaveri Di continues to gather success with Dhanush receiving the Best Playback Singer (Male) and NSK Ramya receiving the Best Playback Singer (Female) for Neethane En Ponvasantham.

Commenting on the same Ashok Parwani, Sony Music Head, South, said “We extend our gratitude to all our music fans because of which this journey turned out to be a successful one. Sony Music is also proud to be associated with films which have made it this big on the large screen. Like last year, we wish to achieve many more such milestones in the future”.

The other notable awards were: Technical Awards Best VFX – Eega (Tamil), Debut Awards Best Debut (Male) – Udhayanidhi Stalin (Oru Kal Oru Kannadi) (OKOK) (Tamil)

In 2013, Sony Music has acquired the music rights of promising movies like Thalaivaa, Maryan, Vanakkam Chennai, Kadal, Ethir Neechal, Ajith 53rd (Untitled), Udhayam NH4, Kedi Billa Khilladi Raanga, Varuthapadatha Vaalibhar Sangam, Kochaadaiyan, Biriyani, All In All Azhagu Raja, Shankars – Ai, Endrendrum Punnagai, Yaan to name a few.

Thanks & Regards,

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Senior Associate

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“Milkha Singh’s story is worth telling” – Award Winning Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra relives “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”

At Whistling Woods, the director talks to aspiring film makers and management students about the story of Milkha, and the challenge of telling it through cinema.

Mumbai, 24th June2013: Whistling Woods International, one of Asia’s largest Film, Media & Fashion Institutes known for its unconventional teaching methods, hosted Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who interacted with students about his recent film “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”

The objective was for aspiring film makers to learn & understand the challenges, joys and risks of making a bio-pic based on the life of a public figure like Milkha Singh. He also discussed with the students the challenges Farhan Akhtar’s character faced, during the duration of the shoot, and the training process.

He highlighted the challenges of making a film that is set in a different era – from creating music & costumes that are referential and authentic, to the difficulties in getting rare footage of iconic scenes of the movie like the Rome Olympics & travelling to Australia, to get the right spikes from that era.

The movie is also currently being edited to be released on a larger, global audience, and this version will debut later this year.

Talking about his interaction with aspiring film making students, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said “I love coming to Whistling Woods, and talking to the students here. I always hope that the class never ends, but it does! It’s always very interactive, and I end up learning a lot, thanks to their questions”

The President Meghna Puri says, “Whistling Woods International provides the best environment to every aspirant to discover his/her talent in the field of film making ,communication, animation ,broadcasting and the business of media industry with world class facilities. The faculty at the Institute is an impressive group of leading professionals from different segments of the industry. WWI has succeeded in bridging the gap between students and the professional world through its unique teaching methodology that combines theoretical education with practical training. Additionally through the Master Class, the students enrich from the practical exposure extended by industry stalwarts. We have a vision to build a cadre of creative technicians, skilful artistes and passionate businessmen with a deep understanding of both national and international demands of today and tomorrow.”
The President Meghna Puri says, “Rakeysh and I have been planning this masterclass for months now. Before the release of Milkha. Unfortunately it didn’t work out. We are honoured to have a film like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag here and the Director who spent 2 hours with the students taking them through the journey of filmmaking. The students and all of us learnt a lot today.”

For Further Information, contact:

Mellicent Fernandes; +91-9920140543, mellicent@whitemarquesolutions.com

Rishi Basu; +91-7738920559, rishi@whitemarquesolutions.com

Regards,

Rishi Basu

White Marque Solutions

Creative Design | Public Relations | Events & Activation | Digital Outreach

M: +91- 7738920559

Litolier Chambers, Marol Naka, Opposite Star Plus Office, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai-400059

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Karan johar to Present The Lunch Box

The Lunchbox is up for a major release in India. The Lunch Box was a breakout film at Cannes Film festival.
The film will be presented to desi audiences by Karan Johar and UTV, in association with Dar Motion Pictures and the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).
Produced by Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga and Arun Rangachari, the film stars Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrit Kaur in pivotal roles. Its international distributor is Sony, which had earlier distributed Lagaan.
Says Karan, “I absolutely loved the film. Irrfan and Nawazuddin are brilliant, while Nimrit is waiting to exhale. I haven’t enjoyed a love story like this in a long time. It’s beautifully written and stunningly directed by Ritesh Batra.” He adds, “I am excited about presenting the film in India. Not just the performances, even the storytelling is exceptional.”

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Adlabs Imagica gains competitive advantage with Infibeam Ticketing Platform INCEPT

Mumbai, 24th July, 2013: Adlabs Imagica, India’s first and only International Standard Theme Park by Adlabs Entertainment Limited (AEL) had launched its online platform www.adlabsimagica.com along with its theme park earlier this year. Infibeam has provided AEL with an end to end park ticketing solution through its eTicketing service platform INCEPT. Realising the importance of customer preference and convenience for digital tickets, Adlabs Imagica implemented INCEPT eTicketing platform to provide consistent experience to its customer while dramatically scaling their business.

INCEPT eTicketing platform has enabled Adlabs Imagica to seamlessly integrate marketing, sales, customer service and other back-end-processes to provide more seamless transitions throughout the customer lifecycle. Infibeam has also provided to Adlabs Imagica a state-of-the-art ticket reselling platform for travel agents and online travel agents (OTAs)

Mr. Ganpat Singh Rajput, who heads INCEPT at Infibeam, said, “Adlabs Imagica is a world class park and is providing a WOW experience to its guests. We are very excited to have provided an online ticket distribution platform to India’s first and only international standard theme park. The Adlabs Imagica’s team has worked very hard in providing a terrific and inclusive entertainment experience for kids and adults that Indian families have been expecting for long.” Further elaborating on the convenience with the platform Mr. Rajput said “The idea is to allow visitors to purchase tickets well in advance so that they save time and get attractive packages. We at Infibeam have always invested in innovative solutions that empower consumers. There is a lot of innovation from the Adlabs Imagica team in providing this world class experience to the Indian audience.”

Mr. Manmohan Shetty, Chairman, Adlabs Entertainment Ltd said, “Infibeam’s platform allows us to reach out to the length and breadth of the country in a seamless fashion; directly to customers and via our travel partners. It also provides high level of customisation in terms of ticketing options and packages. This platform has allowed us to scale up our reach in a very short time and has proved to be invaluable as we plan our launch at a national level.”

About Infibeam

Infibeam.com is one of the largest online retailers and a premier technology provider in the rapidly expanding markets of online retail, digital downloads, ticketing and reservation services in India.

The company was founded in FY07 by a team of experts having experience in the field of technology and retail supply chain. Today, the company carries more than 2 million unique products on its flagship portal (www.infibeam.com) across several retail categories including Books, Mobile Phones, Tablets, Computers and Accessories, Cameras, Watches, Health Equipment, Gifts and much more.

About BuildaBazaar

In FY11, the company opened up its cloud-based do-it-yourself enterprise based platform for retailers and merchants in India under the URL Buildabazaar.com. This is one-of-its-kind in India and within a span of 18 months, BuildaBazaar is hosting more than 15,000 retail stores and growing. Some of the largest and most reputed retailers on the platform include Crossword, VIP Bags, Prestige, TheMobileStore, Airtel amongst others. Most recently, Infibeam opened its cloud-based BuildaBazaar INCEPT E-ticketing platform that works for both physical and online ticketing. It is perfected for single, multi-venue attractions or events with dynamic packages. Whether you are a theme park, museum, concert or special event, Infibeam offers a complete offline and online solution for ticketing, registration and group sales needs. The online ticketing solution is implemented for Adlabs Imagica Park which is one of the largest and most reputed theme parks in India today

Tickets to ADLABS IMAGICA can be bought on www.adlabsimagica.com, or via a phone call to +91 22 4213 0405 or through a travel agent.

About Adlabs Imagica:

Adlabs Imagica is the flagship venture of Adlabs Entertainment Limited (AEL). AEL is promoted by Mr. Manmohan Shetty. Adlabs Imagica is now poised to be India’s first theme park destination, offering entertainment, fun, action, relaxation, dining, shopping and accommodation at a single location. The group has assembled a highly diversified and multi-dimensional team for development and implementation of project. The international theme park will be a celebration of family entertainment and international wholesome experience that will now be available in India. Plan your trip to Adlabs Imagica with a click on www.adlabsimagica.com

For any queries, please contact

Radhika Mehta | Genesis Burson Marsteller | 9619200115 | radhika.mehta@bm.com

Vaijayanthi Kari | Genesis Burson Marsteller | 9892794143 | vaijayanthi.kari@bm.com

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Sankalp’s halwa treat for Bappi da

The King of Disco was in for a sweet treat as he made an appearance on Indian Idol Junior. The legendary music-composer received a very special gift from Sankalp.

The Top 9 of Indian Idol Junior were very excited after they were informed about the appearance of Bappi Lahiri on the upcoming gala episode. Each prepared something special for the legend. But Sankalp went a step further and cooked his very own ‘Bread ka halwa’ for him. This special dish was instantly gulped down by the three judges and Bappi da. The singer-composer couldn’t thank Sankalp enough for this sweet treat.

Looks like Sankalp has more hidden talents than we know!

Catch Sankalp’s Halwa treat to Bappi Lahiri this Saturday July 27, 8:30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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MONISHA JAISING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PCJ DELHI COUTURE WEEK 2013

Mumbai/ New Delhi, July 24, 2013: The FDCI today announced the participation of Mumbai’s style guru Monisha Jaising, joining the esteemed PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013.

The theme based collection to be showcased by her at the PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013 is about capturing the mood that makes a bride feel beautiful and special evoking childhood dreams of a fairytale romance. Her renowned couture label, which is loved by leading Bollywood stars, celebrates the feminine form and balances sensuality with wearability, but what sets her apart is her exquisitely embroidered ensembles which delve into the fabulous treasures and techniques that India’s rich, cultural past has to offer.

The Delhi Couture Week is a unique platform for designers to showcase the best in Indian couture, keeping in mind, the country’s royal heritage. This year’s event will see nine veteran couturiers presenting their finest collection at a five-day event to be held at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi from 31st July – 4th August’13. The illustrious designers presenting their designs during the fashion week include Monisha Jaising, Manish Arora, Manish Malhotra, Anamika Khanna, Gaurav Gupta, Sabyasachi Mukherjee ,Anju Modi,Ritu Beri and Varun Bahl. Adding another attraction to the event will be a show by PCJ showcasing their exquisite designs in jewellery with clothes by Satya Paul.

For more information, please contact:

Srilatha Nair

9819732608

Weber Shandwick

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Shuddh Desi Romance at the

Toronto International Film Festival 2013

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013: Yash Raj Films’ next Shuddh Desi Romance has been invited for the esteemed Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2013 for the prestigious Gala Red Carpet Premiere.

The grand screening will be attended by director Maneesh Sharma and writer Jaideep Sahni along with the cast Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra and debutant Vaani Kapoor. The Gala Red Carpet Premiere will be held on September 11th at the prominent Roy Thomson Hall with a 2000 capacity in Toronto, Canada.

“We are delighted to have Shuddh Desi Romance invited to the Toronto International Film Festival for the Gala Red Carpet Premiere. We believe the film is perfect for Toronto, as it is a film that is rooted in rustic India and the characters are very contemporary in their thought, which will no doubt appeal to the diaspora but also the more mainstream audiences. In fact since the announcement was made last night we have had a terrific response from the International media and business community all of whom are vying for the film already – that’s the power of TIFF,” said Avtar Panesar, Vice President – International Operations at YRF.

Shuddh Desi Romance, is a fresh and very real love story about the hair raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment. A romantic comedy that finally tells it like it is!

TIFF is among the top film festivals in the world and it is indeed an honour to be selected for such a screening. A publicly-attended film festival, nearly 400 films are screened at approximately 23 screens in venues across Toronto. The annual attendance at TIFF exceeds 300,000 from public and industry audiences.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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