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Anushka Khanna Fall/Winter Collection 2013 Campaign Shoot with Alia Bhatt

Mumbai, August 22, 2013: Anushka Khanna unveils her Fall/Winter 2013 Collection titled Starry, Starry Nightwith a campaign featuring the stunning Alia Bhatt. The Student of the Year actor, was a natural choice, for Khanna’s collection which is all about fresh, easy glamour. Shot by travel and documentary photographer Hashim Badani, the campaign echoes the contemporary look of the collection.

After Spring/Summer 2013’s cool collaboration with artist Rewati Shahani, for Fall/Winter 2013, Anushka Khanna has worked with photographer Hashim Badani to bring a new focus and perspective to her prints and surface textures. Using geometry as the starting point, Khanna has translated details of Badani’s photographs into digital prints, in a palette of navy, grey, black and white. For the first time, she has also incorporated leather appliqué into her embroidery, and worked on creating graphic shapes.

The collection has a strong sportswear influence. Heavily embroidered sweatshirts, track pants as eveningwear, and racer back and slip dresses for the red carpet, play a starring role in the show. With only bursts of colour, Khanna chooses a more subdued palette, letting her embroidery be the focus.

This collection continues with Khanna’s strength of classic silhouettes with intricate embroidery and one-of-a-kind prints.

Photo Credit: Anushka Khanna F/W 2013/ Hashim Badani

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Sonalee the “Grand MastI “lead celebrates the Rakshabandhan festival with paraplegic soldiers ”

Marathi movie ‘Natrang’ fame Sonalee Kulkarni celebrated rakshabandhan this year by tying rakhees to parplegic army soldiers. She herself being brought up in an army background, her father, a retired doctor with the Army Medical Corps can very well feel the plight of these soldiers. By doing such a kind deed she showed her love and care for these soldiers. The soldiers were also touched by her kind and loving gesture.

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PUMA Launches Signature AW ‘13 Collection

~Brand new styles to hit stores on August 5~

Mumbai, August 22, 2013 – For Autumn/Winter ‘13, global Sportlifestyle brand PUMA introduces a variety of fresh product styles, set to hit PUMA stores nationwide on August 5th.

The PUMA Lifestyle range brings a stand-out collection to the fore – embodying the culture, attitude, style and ambition that PUMA consumers represent. Inspired by the belief that ‘Next Starts Now’ – the styles and silhouettes in the Lifestyle set are edgy, progressive and inimitable. PUMA’s sport heritage products are a source of inspiration to up-and-coming artists and entertainers – and our AW ’13 Collection caters to their unique tastes to further enhance their creativity and style.

For the Performance enthusiast, 2013 signaled a pioneering year for PUMA, as the global sportlifestyle brand re-energized its performance positioning through the introduction of a new cross-category performance platform—The Nature of Performance. The unparalleled Performance range continues to impress in AW ’13 with the introduction of the revolutionary Mobium Elite running shoe for Women, as well as the Glow cross-category range engineered for low-light and night running. Moreover, the much-favoured FAAS Family makes a comeback in AW ’13 with fresh styles and colorways. The Women’s Fitness range boasts the quintessential PUMA pop colours, sleek fits and lightweight material designed to enhance the fitness fiend’s workout.

Synonymous with cutting-edge styles and leading brands, the PUMA AW ’13 Motorsport range has a new, and attention grabbing member in the pack. In addition to the massively popular Ferrari, BMW, Ducati, Mercedes, BMW and MINI – this season sees the launch of Global Rally Cross. With radical motifs and trademark graphics, the new introduction is bound to make the fashionable and risk-taking audience sit up and take notice.

The Autumn/Winter ‘13 selection will also be available on PUMA’s e-shop starting August.

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Slipstream Animal Re-Issue Pack: Wind Jacket, Grip Bag, Slipstream Footwear

The PUMA Slipstream has long reigned over the high-collared sneaker kingdom. In 1988, it was born as a basketball shoe and soon joined the ranks of Japanese monster lore as the Slipstream Beast. This season’s PUMA Slipstream Animal Pack is inspired by said Beast and translates its graphics into apparel, accessories, and kicks.

Footwear Key Styles:


Mobium Elite Glow: After a phenomenal introduction in SS ’13, the Mobium adaptive running shoe makes a comeback in a new avatar in AW ’13. With the ‘glow’ feature, these high-performance shoes are now engineered to maximize visibility during low-light and night running so you can still stand out even in the dark.

Slipstream Collection: File these under ‘pretty mental,’ ‘mash-up,’ and ‘sneaker king.’ The Slipstream range is ideal for urban exploration.


Mobium Women’s: PUMA introduces Adaptive Running for Women with the Mobium Elite Wn’s shoe. Uniquely sculpted, the Mobium Elite heralds a new movement in running for women.

Hakkodina: A hybrid of the classic ballerina with a hidden wedge, the Hakkodina offers height, style and comfort – creating a sleek and noticeable style.

Munster 2 Reptile Women’s: The Munster always means business but keeps things casual. It’s designed to give a girl a style boost with its extra midsole height and suedepatent material mix. The reptilian outsole adds edge while keeping things comfortable.

Apparel Key Styles:


NightCat Glow Jacket: Highly reflective materials designed to enhance your visibility in low-light conditions and perfectly complements the Mobium Elite Glow range of footwear



Zip Through Hoodys: The Leopard print graphic in these stand-out jackets makes you a show-stopper, while keeping you stylishly warm.


TP Power Tank Top: Our Women’s Fitness collection never fails to wow season after season – and in AW ’13, the story is no different. Look good while working yourself hard in this shape-flattering top


Accessories Key Styles:

MINI Lifestyle Weekender: The iconic MINI by PUMA range continues this season with military inspired colours and a rugged yet classic appeal.

Ferrari Handbag: The fashionable new colourway in Teal lends a fresh take to the uber-popular Ferrari Handbag.

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PUMA Bytes Tablet Case: PUMA introduces sleek Tablet cases with a signature PUMA design for your treasured gadget.

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Madras Cafe wows Bollywood

Viacom 18 Motion Pictures,JA Entertainment and Rising Sun Films’ Madras Café despite being in the midst of controversy ,has risen above the chaos ,only to be applauded by fellow industrywallas.

With enormous support from the Bollywood fraternity,the film was endorsed by several from the industry, as they took to a popular micro blogging site to voice their opinions.

Says Abhishek Bachchan, “Saw Madras Cafe last night. Well done @TheJohnAbraham @NargisFakhri and Shoojit. Such a well made film!”

Adds Irrfan Khan, “Madras caffe is volatile piece of indian history, it left me stunned.The director’s integrity shines like diamond. Torch bearer 4 our cinema. Outstanding film. Very moving. Congrats to the entire team! Go in numbers n make it a huge success .”

Says Ayushmann Khurrana, “#MadrasCafe mastercraftsmaship by @ShoojitSircar, very real performance by @TheJohnAbraham, well written by @writeonj. A gripping docu-drama.

Says Uday Chopra, “Saw #MadrasCafe a superb movie! Very intelligently made, taking a historical event and creating a story around it…must watch…well done!!”

“Watched #Madras cafe last night &I urge everyone to watch it too.Felt extremely proud as Indian.” adds Yaami Gautam.

Presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and JA Entertainment and produced by Rising Sun Films and JA Entertainment , Madras Cafe ,directed by Shoojit Sircar comes to a theater near you 23rd August 2013.


Indian Idol Junior Top 5 impresses Anu Malik

Anu Malik made an appearance on Sony Entertainment Television’s popular music reality show Indian Idol Junior as a special guest judge. Anu was mesmerized by the singing talent of the Top 5 singing sensations and was pleasantly shocked to hear Nirvesh sing ‘Tere dar par sanam’ in person. He complimented him by saying, “It seems as if the song was made for you”. When Anjana sang ‘Meri zindagi mein Ajnabee ka intezaar hain’ he praised her in Hindi. Anjana was left clueless. Then he translated for her by saying, “You understand the romance and soul of the song”. Sugandha’s performance made Anu Malik refer to her as ‘Time bomb’.

Catch Anu Malik on Indian Idol Junior this Saturday, August 24, 8:30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.


Strumm Music brings Ganesh puja on audiovisual DVD

Strumm Music makes it first offering, a Sampoorna Ganesh Puja audiovisual DVD, that promises to be a boon for those who wish to do Ganesh Puja at their homes

Lord Ganesha the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune is traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel. The Ganesh chaturthi is one awaited event that heralds the festive season. Come Ganesh festival and with it comes the puja, an ode to lord Ganesha to bless us with good health and prosperity. But with the metropolitan lifestyle takings its toll on our precious quality time, and the amount of people versus pandits leading to time issues, an audio visual DVD on how to perform the pujas with the reason and songs, complete with a demonstration of how to prepare the modak, is indeed a boon.

Strumm Music brings to you its maiden offering, dedicated to Lord Ganesha in the form of Sampoorna Ganesh Puja. This audio visual captures the essence of performing the Puja and related rituals in great detail over 2 hours and 47 minutes, and is the first of its kind. R You have option of listening in English, Hindi or Marathi as well.

Ved Murti Shri Mandar Khaladkar Guruji and his team of five pundits take your family through the entire Puja process for about 90 minutes, where in Guruji instructs and guides the family through the rituals and the chants of the six priests, creating a divine ambience.

Pt. Rattan Mohan Sharma, the voice behind some of India’s bestselling devotional albums, leads his band Brahma Naad in performing some essential Ganesha songs – Vakratunda Mahakaya, Beej Mantra – Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha, popular Aartis like Sukhakarta and much more for about 35 minutes. This high quality music substantially raises the quality of the puja experience.

There are detailed explanations to various parts of the ritual – what is the real meaning of a Puja? What does Lord Ganesha stand for? How is the Puja to be set up? And so on. These explanations are detailed and enlighten you for about 35 minutes A guide to preparation of the authentic Modak rounds off this exquisite experience.

Says composer Kedar Pandit, who conceptualised the album, “while celebrated all over India, it is most elaborate in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa and Chhattisgarh, Ganesh festival is also widely celebrated in Nepal, the United States,Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Fiji, Trinidad & Tobago, and Guyana, among others. This DVD gives one the opportunity to not just know how to perform the puja, but also to learn its significance and importance in every sense. The audio visual element makes you actually bring a virtual pandit home to perform the puja, with devotion, pomp and splendour.”

The DVD, from strum Music, comes for a price of Rs 299, and is available at all leading stores and online stores.

Yours to head to the nearest store and pick up the copy of Sampoorna Ganesh Puja, the multicultural and a video tool that will edutain you and enable you to perform the puja with devotion and on time.


There is no place for vertigo on Fear Factor!

Contestants scale scary heights on BIG RTL THRILL’s Fear Factor

Vertigo or fear of heights is a commonly found condition in most people. But not everyone has the ability to overcome these fears and emerge victorious. BIG RTL THRILL’s Fear Factor is the show that highlights to you some people’s grit and determination as they face their fears and live to tell the tale. In this week’s episodes, the contestants take on unbelievable heights as their tasks. What follows will have the viewers feeling grateful for terra firma.

With the tasks encompassing all things improbable, the contestants must cross monkey bars suspended beneath a helicopter while in another task they must transfer flags while on a swinging platform over 100 feet in the air. In yet another task, the contenders have to launch an All Terrain Vehicle off a cliff and even have another round where the contestants jump the gap between two wet taxis suspended mid-air.

As the tasks promise to make viewers running for cover, Fear Factor brings in the ultimate adrenaline rush. These contestants do not believe in the concept of fear and are ready to face death defying acts, head-on. Watch the latest happenings on the show where fear is not a factor for contestants no matter how crazy it gets!

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In an exclusive interview with CNN’S “New Day”, co-host Chris Cuomo sits down with Facebook Founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to discuss his latest initiative – providing internet access to the entire world.


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What do you do when you’ve already made $17 billion connecting a billion people around the world? Well if you’re Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, you double down, or more accurately, you quintuple down. Mr. Facebook on his next big idea, and if he didn’t have enough to work on already, why he is also taking on immigration reform.


CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: When you visit the Facebook campus you get the sense that anything is possible.

MARK ZUCKERBERG, CO-FOUNDER & CEO, FACEBOOK: We want the campus to feel like a little city or village.

CUOMO: And now Zuckerberg wants to make the entire world like the Facebook campus, in a way, by providing internet access to the entire world. The idea is called, its target? The 5 billion people around the globe without access to the net.

ZUCKERBERG: I mean, here, we use things like Facebook to share news and catch up with our friends but there, they’re going to use it to decide what kind of government they want, get access to health care for the first time ever, connect with family hundreds of miles away that they haven’t seen in decades.

Getting access to the internet is a really big deal. I think we’re going to be able to do it.

CUOMO: And the word “we” is the key word here because this isn’t just about Facebook. Zuckerberg has done something extraordinary to achieve the extraordinary — reached out to the biggest players in social media and mobile data, a.k.a. his competitors in part, to work together.

(on camera): How did those calls go?

ZUCKERBERG: It probably varies.

But I mean, in general, these are companies that we have deep relationships with and have worked with on a lot of things for a long time. So this kind of came out of a lot of the discussions that we had.

CUOMO (voice-over): So a team of the best in the business is coming together but for a task this size, uniting five times the global presence Facebook has already, it’s going to take a lot more.

(on camera): What about the how? Like how do you do this? How developed is the plan?

ZUCKERBERG: You know, we have a plan, a rough plan for what we think we’re going to need to do to pull it off, and, of course, the plan will evolve over time and we’ll get better ideas. But, you know, if you look at the trends, I mean, data is becoming more available to people. Apps are getting more efficient to run. There are new business models to help more people get online.

CUOMO: It’s also good for Facebook and these other companies, right, because mobile access to the internet is where your business lies, right?

ZUCKERBERG: You know, if we were just focused on making money, the first billion people that we’ve connected have way more money than the rest of the next $6 billion combined. It’s not fair but it’s the way that it is. And we just believe that everyone deserves to be connected and on the internet. So we are putting a lot of energy towards this.

CUOMO: People see you as somewhat of a comeback kid right now. Forget about the kid part, but it’s a phrase. That, you know, you took some lumps and found a way to come back.

Are aware of that? Do you feel that in yourself that, like some people thought it wasn’t going to happen, that you had had your run but look at me now? Do you get a sense of that?

ZUCKERBERG: Yes. You know, we’ve always just focused on building something great over the long-term. Right, so everyone at Facebook, I — I just tell them, you know, come in and try to make the biggest impact that you can have and if we keep building a service that people love and that more and more people use every day which we seem to be doing pretty well at, then we’re going to be fine over time and that’s our focus in terms of building the company.

CUOMO: Hard to do when you hit the bumps in the road though, right? It’s a great message when everything is OK.

ZUCKERBERG: Especially important when you hit the bumps.

CUOMO: So, we’re not trying to connect the world to the internet. You have to run one of the biggest companies and when you want a distraction from that, you’ve decided to take on the easy task of immigration policy and the United States. Why are you wading into those waters?

ZUCKERBERG: When we were first talking about doing this, a lot of people actually were worried that it was going to be a problem for Facebook, right? And I just decided, I think that this is too important of an issue for the country. I mean, there are 11 million undocumented people who came here to work hard and contribute to the country.

And — you know, it’s — I don’t think it’s quite as polarized as people always say.

CUOMO: What would be your advice to people in D.C. who are trying to balance these two almost diametrically opposed positions. One is immigration policy is about what you’re talking about. Let’s bring in our human potential. And the other one is, let’s find a way to get them out.

How, if you had to enter that, this is your new team, you have to make these Democrats and Republicans come together, what advice do you think you’d have that’s not going on down there now?

ZUCKERBERG: Well, it’s — I can’t really tell anyone how to legislate. I mean, that’s — everyone understands this stuff way better than I do. So, you know, my goal in this is just to try to help support folks who care deeply about getting this done, on both sides, and hopefully we can make a difference.

CUOMO: In terms of the politics of it, you think it’s just important enough where you’re going to do it anyway.

ZUCKERBERG: Yes. I mean, I think there are some things in life that if you believe that it’s such a big problem, you just stick your neck out and try to do it, right? And I mean, a lot of people think that it’s going to be really challenging to connect 5 billion people, too. It is, but I think it’s one of the biggest problems of my generation to get everyone in the world to have internet access.

And when, similarly, you know, 11 million undocumented people — that’s a lot of people whose lives we can improve and make the country stronger.

CUOMO: Good luck with everything.

ZUCKERBER: Thank you.

CUOMO: You’re not even 30 yet, you’re doing great. Good luck with everything.


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Dr Mukesh Batra, Padma Shri recipient, India’s most-renowned homeopath, Founder and Chairman of Dr Batra’s Positive Health Clinic, today showcased at his 9th annual charity photo exhibition, yet another notable collection of photographs titled ‘Magic Moments’. After their display in Mumbai the photographs will also be exhibited in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai and Dubai.

The proceeds of the event will be donated to Happy Home and School for the Blind, an institution for children with visual/multiple impairment.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mukesh Batra said, “Although my first passion is medicine, I am completed by my second love, photography. Photography is an artistic expression that can capture beautiful moments when words are not sufficient to describe their true splendour. When I first took up photography, it was just as a simple release from a rigorous and often pain filled profession. But focusing on the miracles of nature rather than the frailties of the human body, has helped me to become a more positive human being and a better doctor. My biggest inspiration is my cause; it allows me to collect funds for the underprivileged. This year the proceeds will be donated to Happy Home & School for the Blind, Mumbai.”

The exhibition would feature two of the most popular Greek islands – Mykonos and Santorini renowned for their whitewashed buildings with blue doors, blue-domed churches, the charming windmills, and the azure waters giving the audience an opportunity to envisage picturesque Greece.

Works from Dr Batra’s previous exhibitions have adorned the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, the Citigold Lounges at the Citibank offices of Mumbai and Delhi, the corporate office of Bajaj, the Tata archives as well as other prestigious offices and homes.

The photographs from the collection ‘Magic Moments’ will also be available for sale at all Dr Batra’s clinics in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai and Dubai. The prices begin from Rs.1000/- onwards.

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Katrina Kaif was strongly recommended for Besharam!

Newcomer Pallavi Sharda is shining bright in the promos of her upcoming film Besharam with Ranbir Kapoor. She must be thanking her stars for this big break. However, if sources are to be believed, Katrina Kaif could have been a part of this movie.

zoOm found out that Ranbir Kapoor had strongly recommended Katrina Kaif for this movie. He did not want newcomer Pallavi to be a part of this ambitious project. However, director Abhinav Kashyap found his female protagonist in Pallavi and stuck to his decision. Rumor has it that director Abhinav Kashyap and Pallavi are more than just good friends. Clearly Abhinav has taken this relationship to a new level all together.

Even after constant feelers being sent from Ranbir Kapoor, the director stuck to his decision. Eventually, Ranbir had to give in to the wishes of Abhinav. Well seems like the off-screen couple, Ranbir and Kat are definitely trying hard to be a part of the same projects. It would have been quite interesting to see how their off-screen chemistry would reflect in this movie had they be cast together. To know more, tune into Planet Bollywood News every day at 7 pm on zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood Channel.


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Shobhaa De kicks off Manhattan Short India 2013 Master Class Series

Mumbai, 21st August, 2013: Students at Manhattan Short Film Festival India 2013’s inaugural master class rip into SRK’s latest outing, with a little help from Shobhaa De

Shah Rukh Khan might be thumping his chest in victory but he surely would have been biting his nails had he been present to hear Mumbai’s H.R. College BMM students’ critiques of Chennai Express. The students had a field day critiquing the film along with outspoken opinion maker and critic Shobhaa De, who kicked off the Manhattan Short Film Festival India 2013 Master Class Series with her topic ‘Reviewing Film Reviews’. “I am going to watch the film tomorrow so based on what you say, I may or may not watch the film! It’s a big responsibility!” said De.

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– The Lunchbox directed by Ritesh Batra wins the Audience choice award at World Cinema FilmFestival in Amsterdam
– The film will be presented by UTV, Karan Johar and DAR Motion Pictures in India on September 20 and is a ROHFILM, CINE MOSAIC, ASAP FILMS, and SIKHYA ENTERTAINMENT Production; and co-produced by ARTE France Cinéma and National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)

Mumbai, August 20, 2013: With the release of the Lunchbox trailer recently, the film is already garnering rave responses. Meanwhile the film and director Ritesh Batra have been creating waves worldwide too.

After bagging the audience choice award at the recently concluded International Critics Week at the Cannes film festival and winning the Best Directors’ award at the Odessa international Film Festival, the film has now won the audience choice award at the World Cinema Film Festival in Amsterdam.

Having opened the prestigious film festival, the film was in competition along with 7 other first feature film including Oscar winning director Asghar Farhadi’s The Past. The film in addition bagged the audience choice award and cash prize at the festival.

“It is a big honour and very humbling to win at a festival that showcases the best in world cinema this year. Many Thanks to the festival and my lovely team” says director Ritesh Batra.

“Karan Johar’s says Lunchbox is truly emerging as an audience friendly love story across the world…a favourite all the way!!!…after winning hearts at massive international platforms it’s all set to appetise the Indian market very soon….this ones the best item on the film menu list!!!

“I am delighted at The Lunchbox win. The journey has been great so far and so glad Karan and UTV are on board to present the film. Here’s to a lot more accolades, Ritesh and the team truly deserve every bit of it” says producer Guneet Monga

“Great content has always been key but it is also true that today, more so than ever before, movies that deal with different themes and subjects are getting huge appreciation from an audience that is hungering for great content. It’s an incredibly encouraging time for filmmakers, artistes and studios who try to push the envelope, when movies like The Lunchbox get this sort of acclaim. We believe good content transcends boundaries and with The Lunchbox we intend to reach out to as wide an audience as possible across India,” said Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director – Studios, Disney UTV.

Gearing up for a release on September 20, 2013, The Lunchbox produced by Sikhya Entertainment, NFDC, ROH Films, CineMosaic and ASAP film is being presented by UTV, Dar Motion pictures and Karan Johar.


Bharat Forge Improves Manageability, Security and Employee Efficiency with Citrix XenDesktop® Solution

India, August 22, 2013: Citrix announced the deployment of XenDesktop®, its desktop virtualisation solution at Bharat Forge Ltd, a global provider of critical components to automotive & industrial sectors and the flagship company of $2.5 billion Kalyani Group. The implementation has resulted in improved efficiency and manageability and increased data security for Bharat Forge as the solution utilizing a scalable building-block approach which can deliver applications to any device in any workplace environment.

Through the years, Kalyani Group has been on a fast-track course of growth, by means of acquisitions and resultant geographical expansion initiatives. The widespread nature of business operations created systemic IT issues such as a thick client architecture posing a bandwidth issue to render applications as well as sub optimal support & security for company sites in remote areas. To address these concerns, the company decided to use a progressive technology like desktop virtualisation and selected Citrix as its preferred solution.

“Citrix’s XenDesktop® has proven to be a compelling strategy to increasing employee productivity, IT manageability and better security of data in the context of a far-flung location base of our organisation.” said Yogesh Zope, Group CIO at Bharat Forge elaborating on the benefits augured by the solution. “We plan to replicate this success by scaling up the deployment to 400 licenses by the end of the year.”

“Increasingly, conglomerates are recognizing the business transformational capabilities of technologies such as desktop virtualisation and mobility solutions towards increased productivity and better IT manageability. We are pleased to partner with Bharat Forge by providing our desktop virtualisation solution in empowering them to increase business productivity, enable secure access of enterprise data, and attain their strategic growth objectives.” said Sanjay Deshmukh, Area Vice President, India Subcontinent, Citrix.

Through a phased manner, the implementation began with virtualising the applications that were used by IT and was then extended to ERP, Tally and other business critical applications in the group. Although, the solution was implemented across multiple geographies, the consolidation of all its servers at one central location ensured manageability and better control. The implementation also augured well from a security and manageability standpoint. With the applications now hosted at the central servers, the company is now able to stream a single desktop image over the local area network to be accessed by thin clients. For home and remote users, the solution has empowered employees to access any data from anywhere with complete freedom of device choice.

About Bharat Forge Limited

Bharat Forge Limited (BFL), the Pune based Indian multinational is a technology driven global leader in metal forming having trans-continental presence across a dozen manufacturing locations, serving several sectors including automotive, power, oil and gas, locomotive & marine, aerospace and construction & mining.

Part of Kalyani Group – a US $ 2.5 billion conglomerate with 10,000 global work force; BFL today has the largest repository of metallurgical knowledge in the region and offers full service supply capability to its geographically dispersed marquee customers from concept to product design, engineering, manufacturing, testing and validation.

The world’s largest forging company with manufacturing facilities spread across India, Germany, Sweden and China, Bharat Forge manufactures a wide range of high performance, critical & safety components for the automotive & non-automotive sector. It is India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of automotive components and leading power train & chassis component manufacturer in the world. BFL’s customer base includes virtually every global automotive OEM and Tier 1 supplier. It takes pride in being at the forefront of a globalizing India and to contribute in making “Made in India’ a global brand in manufacturing industry.

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Catch all the action with the X-Men on MOVIES NOW

~ Watch this MOVIES NOW Xclusive on 24th August 2013 at 11pm~

Trivia Ø Sarah Harding was called back three times for the role of Emma Frost. Ø The filmmakers hired an “X-Men” specialist to help the cast understand their roles. Ø To prepare for his role as Beast, Nicholas Hoult studied Kelsey Grammer’s performance as Beast in X-Men: The Last Stand and Grammer’s early series Frasier. Ø A telepathic battle between Professor X and Emma Frost was going to be in the film, but upon the release of Inception, the concept was scrapped. Mumbai, August 21st, 2013: This weekend, MOVIES NOW unleashes the power of the X-Men! MOVIES NOW brings you the X-Men movie that catches our favourite heroes in their early days. If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of the mutants, X-Men- First Class fills all the gaps- Clear all your doubts and find out what went down with Professor X and Magneto on August 24, 2013 at 11pm.

With a massive box office opening in India, this high-octane action blockbuster will give you an insight to the formative years of the men in power! Keeping you hooked, watch the mutants come to terms with their abilities and form alliances that will shape the war between the two groups forever. With X-Men fever gripping the country, X-Men First Class became one of India’s most popular movies in recent times.

With six companies responsible for the visual effects and computerized generated sets and body doubles for the actors, this movie received mind-blowing reviews from critics and fans alike. Considered a fresh revival for its franchise, this blockbuster was launched in India in four languages– Hindi, English, Tamil and Telegu.

Don’t miss the prequel to the X-Men series in an epic battle on MOVIES NOW on 24th August 2013 at 11pm!


MOVIES NOW – Hollywood in HD, is India’s first High Definition English Movie channel, with Stunning Pictures in 1080i & Awesome 5.1 Surround Sound.

About Times Television Network:

Times Television Network informs and entertains over 100 million urban affluent audiences across India with ET NOW – India’s No. 1 Stock Market channel; MOVIES NOW – India’s leading English Movies channel; TIMES NOW – India’s No. 1 English News channel & zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel. The network is available in 45 countries across the globe. Times Television Network is part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group.

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Madras Cafe scores, receives a thumps up from biggies

As Viacom 18 Motion Pictures,JA Entertainment and Rising Sun Film’s Madras Cafe directed by Shoojit Sircar nears its theatrical release,the makers couldn’t be more excited as the political thriller received a huge thumps up from political biggies.

Some of the biggest names in Delhi recently watched the film at a special screening only to shower it with praise as they took to a popular micro blogging site to voice their views–

Said Shashi Tharoor ,Minister of State for Human Resource Development ,”Moving to see “Madras Cafe” on Rajiv Gandhi’s birthday. Strong second half,fast-paced film.Outstanding direction & acting, especially by John Abraham. Good to see 2 Stephanian contemporaries, Piyush Pandey &Siddhartha Basu, onscreen in Madras Cafe after treading the boards in college theatre”

Said Deepender Hooda,Member of Parliament, “Just saw the movie#MadrasCafe Though, I’m not in the business of critiquing movies, I highly recommend this one! Gripping & realistic!”

Said Taslima Nasreen,Bengali author and Ananda Purashkar award winner , “I liked #madrascafe very much. Shoojit Sircar is one of the best directors in India today. I do not watch Bollywood’s films because they are mostly cheap musicals.But if Shoojit Sircar makes films,I’ll definitely watch. What a wonderful movie! I am so moved!”

Satish K Singh, Editor in Chief,Live India said “Madras Cafe … Must see … To see the service ,duty and commitment of our security and intel guys..A must watch for young Indians and Indians for whom country matters above everything else”.

“What a fabulous movie #MadrasCafe is..#JohnAbraham lifts a docu-drama with poise.Story bravely retold..No item numbers either ! “ added political campaign advisor Dilip Cherien

Said Kunal Pradhan, Deputy Editor, India Today. “Watched #MadrasCafe and the first half hour of the Indian #24 last week. Good things in the offing for Hindi cinema/TV in the next few days.”

Presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and JA Entertainment and produced by Rising Sun Films and JA Entertainment , Madras Cafe ,directed by Shoojit Sircar is scheduled to release23rd August 2013


Coming soon DIL KA DARWAZA

Firdoshi Film Production Present’s a New Music Album DIL KA DARWAZA Marketed by Zahid Music. Singing by King of Melody young and talented Singer Producer – Abdul wadud and Sadhna Sargam, He have done so many Hit Hindi & Bengali music Albums.


Ketchum Sampark Launches Knowledge Studio to Offer Content & Thought Leadership Solutions in India

August 22nd, 2013: Ketchum Sampark, the Indian network of global communications firm Ketchum, today announced the launch of its new division “Knowledge Studio” to provide Research, Content and Thought Leadership services for Indian and Transnational Corporates. The Knowledge Studio will complement Ketchum Sampark’s Public Relations offerings to clients with thought leadership-led content and serve as an important growth driver especially in the ever-evolving online and digital reputation space.

Jon Higgins, Senior Partner and CEO, International, Ketchum, said, “India is one of our most promising and key growth markets. We believe in continuously providing our customers solutions and offerings that significantly add value to their business. Knowledge Studio is a great example of that value-added service offering.”

Ketchum Sampark, through Knowledge Studio, will also look at bringing its global Thought Leadership and Content offerings to its Indian clients in the near future. Similarly, Knowledge Studio will explore opportunities to service Ketchum’s businesses and customers in other parts of the world.

Announcing the launch of Knowledge Studio, Bela Rajan, Founder and Director, Ketchum Sampark, said, “The Knowledge Studio will help in strengthening our expertise and building significant insights into knowledge-led content solutions for our clients. We see strategic synergy in offering our clients value-added services in the thought leadership and content space along with integrated design and software solutions. I believe the Knowledge Studio team will help us deliver new ideas and enhance client value in the new-age digital reputation arena.”

Biswadeep Gupta, President, Knowledge Studio, and Partner, Ketchum Sampark, will drive the content business. Previously, Biswadeep was the founder and CEO of Riteverses.

Commenting on this move, Biswadeep said, “Going ahead, content will be a key differentiator globally for consumer and other stakeholder outreach programs, especially in the online space. We see a genuine opportunity to partner customers in building Thought Leadership content solutions for our clients at Ketchum Sampark and also continue to build and service existing and new customers.”

Ketchum Sampark has been a strategic advisor and public relations counsel to some of the most reputed local and global brands in India for the past two decades. It is known for its strategic advisory, deep client relationships and the finest professional leadership team. The Knowledge Studio team has partnered with some of the most respected Indian and global corporate brands in building their online and reputation content solutions.

About Ketchum Sampark:

Ketchum Sampark’s 18 year track record as one of the top PR agencies in India is demonstrated by its local understanding of the cultural, commercial, political and media characteristics of each regional Indian market matched with the expertise of Ketchum, a Global leader with worldwide network of over 100 offices and affiliates. The agency’s comprehensive public relations and communications services include Financial Communications, Corporate PR, Brands and Marketing, Technology PR, Employee communications, Issues and Crisis management, Public Affairs, Social Media and Digital PR to serve the communications needs of India’s largest companies as well as the biggest multinational corporations doing business in India.

With a team of more than 120 professionals spread over seven offices across India, supporting some of Asia’s and the world’s biggest brands, Ketchum Sampark has an impressive client retention rate of seven years and has rapidly become one of India’s leading communication consultancies besides being one of the most respected public relations agencies in the regions.

About Ketchum

Ketchum is a leading global communications firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents. The winner of 11 Cannes Lions and an unprecedented three consecutive PRWeek Campaign of the Year Awards, Ketchum partners with clients to deliver strategic programming, game-changing creative and measurable results that build brands and reputations. For more information on Ketchum, a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., visit


Emotional Atyachaar brings you a story where love is just another name for convenience

~ Witness the story of a girl who was misled in the name of love ~

With the perfect combination of beauty and brains, a girl is desirable and can choose anyone of her choice. But what happens if she ends up choosing the wrong person? Neha found this out the hard way. A pretty and ambitious girl, Neha was pursuing a degree in literature from a college in Delhi. The college, as is customary, had several youth political parties. Since her arrival, every guy in the college was attracted to her while she had set her eyes for one guy alone – Vaibhav. Vaibhav was a prominent member of one of the youth political parties. Along with being charming, he was a man of strong belief system. Neha was most attracted to his idealist traits and soon Vaibhav too got fond of her. They soon started dating immediately after meeting her.

Each moment they spent with each other was like an adventure and everything was going as good as it could get. But soon various incidents occurred that got Neha thinking. One day while with Vaibhav they had an encounter with Aaditya who hailed from a rival political party. Aaditya and Vaibhav got into a heated conversation where Aaditya mocked at Vaibhav for being gay. He accused Vaibhav of fooling everybody including Neha about his true character. Neha was shocked on hearing this. With a confused state of mind, she started wondering if it was just a rumor to puncture Vaibhav’s political image or whether it was actually true. But before she could make sense of it all, another incident took place with their friend Tanmay which left her even more baffled. The spiral of confusions increased further when she found a pair of earnings in Vaibhav’s bag that she assumed was bought for her but was shocked to see what followed later.

Being unable to bear with circumstances and the growing misunderstandings Neha finally decided to confront Vaibhav about his dubious actions.

What truth about Vaibhav does Neha uncover? Was Aaditya telling the truth or was that just a rumour?

To find out Vaibhav’s true colors and Neha’s plight, tune into ‘Emotional Atyachaar 4’, this Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 7pm only on bindass!


The popular supernatural show Anamika on Sony Entertainment Television is leaving no stone unturned to excite and enthrall its viewers with each passing day. Viewers can now expect the unexpected from the show which is popular for its love story with a supernatural touch. The show is going to now witness the high voltage drama and thrilling twist and turns which audience has never seen before

In the upcoming episodes of Anamika, Jeet would be entering Shangura Mahal in search for Chaavi. Whereas on the other side Chaavi will be revealing Anamika’s real face to the whole family. Chaavi had been suspecting on Anamika for a very long time and it will be seen that her quest to expose Anamika’s true motive will finally end.

Will Chaavi be successful in making people believe the truth? How will Jeet react when he will come to know this dark truth of his beloved?

To know that tune in to Monday- Friday 8pm only on Anamika Sony Entertainment Television .

Mili Savla


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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