Baisakhi -di-Raat

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Punjabis usher in Baisakhi

The gungo-ho Punjabi community under the aegis of Golden Punjabi
association that has a rather youthful membership gathered together at
the Tulip hotel star, Juhu Mumbai Monday evening and ushered in their
new year, Basisakhi, amidst foot stomping `angrezi beat’ belted out by
Sunny Melodies with the beautiful and bubbly duo—Ruby Bhatia and
Upasna Singh egging them on to shake and dance the Punjabi way that is
now a craze among the youth at marriage ceremonies and public
The joyous and rather youthful fun-evening titled aptly
“Baisakhi-di-Raat reverberated with loud music and dance with girls
and women pepping up the spirits with their presence and the colourful
dresses. The evening also presented the Mahendra Kapoor awards while
the chief guest, former deputy prime minister, Shri L K Advani recalled the
undying spirit of the Punjabi community. The Meet brothers , Ashrani and Vikas Bhalls kept the crowd on the dance floor.

Baisakhi is a festival that has tremendous significance for the Sikhs
as it was on Baisakhi day in 1699 that the tenth guru of Sikhs, Guru
Gobind Singh laid down the foundation of the panth Khalsa that implies
the order of the pure ones. This day is also observed as the
Thanksgiving Day by the farmers who pay their tribute to God for the
abundant harvest and also pray for the future prosperity.
The association has at its core a dream and vision of social and
cultural uplift, uniting and harnessing the dynamic energies of its
members to the service of the aged, the sick, the poor and
downtrodden. The association celebrated `kavi darbar” and Lohri in ethnic and true
Punjabi style in Thane.
Last year on November 2, 2012 celebrated `Punjabi cultural day in the presence of governor, K

For Baisakhi di raat List of Awardees For Padmashree Mahendra Kapoor Awards

Shri L K Advani felicated the following Personalities for their contribution in different fields

Padmashree Manoj Kumar Ji — Outstanding Contribution to Cinema

Ms Priti Sapru —- — Outstanding Contribution to Punjabi Cinema]

Rustam- E –Hind, Shri Dara Singh— — Outstanding Contribution to cinema & wrestling

Shri.Surinder Kohli ——- Outstanding Music Direction in Punjabi Cinema

Shri Naval Bajaj (Additional Commissioner Police)—— Outstanding Contribution in Police service

Shri .O.P.Bali (Ex- Director General of Police)—- Outstanding Contribution in Police service.

Justice Jog Singh (Member, Securities Appellate Tribunal)—– Outstanding Contribution to Indian



John Abraham to live chat with fans on Facebook

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Mumbai, April 16, 2013: Day dreaming of chatting with your favourite Bollywood heart throb just at the click of a button? With social media becoming an integral part of our lives, John Abraham will launch his official Facebook fan page and Instagram stream with an interactive live Facebook video chat on April 17, 2013 at 3 pm. With John now available on Facebook, fans will gain access to real time updates about his adventures, love for superbikes, social causes, gizmos, gaming and much more. Fans on Instagram, with more than 100 million registered users and over 32 million photos posted per day, can now look forward to John’s favourite photo updates here

John will chat on his official facebook fan page, the Bollywood Hungama page, and on the official Bollywood on Facebook page. The Bollywood on Facebook is a dedicated page with only Bollywood celebrities and their official fan pages and is managed by Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Hungama manages the digital duties of John Abraham and several other A-list Bollywood celebs.

This is what John has to say, “I am really excited about reaching out and staying connected with my fans in India and around the world, who are on Facebook and Instagram. Social media is convenient, interactive and provides me with an opportunity to listen, share and have fun. There are social causes that I support and I would love to share the good work through this medium.”

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Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar inaugurates Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy (VSKA) established at MIT campus for music lovers of the world.

MIT Pune : Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy (VSKA), was inaugurated by India’s Nightingale and Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar in a glittering event. Lataji lit the auspicious lamp and declared the institute open with her mesmerizing chants of the Gayatri Mantra.

Accompanied by Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Khadilkar and Music Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Padma Bhushan Mohan Dharia, Babasaheb Purandare, Zia Fariduddin Dagar, Annasaheb Dange and Karve Guruji the VSKA opened doors to music lovers and students from around the globe to train in classical Indian Music and western music of 160 countries.

VSKA is located amidst the beautiful and serene campus of Rajbagh in Pune.

Prof. Vishwanath Karad, Founder and President of the MIT Group of institute fondly recollected “Actor Raj Kapoor was definitive that Rajbagh his treasured land will only be given to MIT for setting up a education centre and what better way than to have Lata Mangeshkar render her support and expert mentorship to the students of VSKA.”

“ Students here are offered the learnings in the age old guru-shishya environment.” says Adinath Mangeshkar, Secretary General. “It offers a great environment which meets global learnings from 160 countries from classical Indian to western music. Even the architecture of the building is inspiring enough. The seven domes of the Academy denotes the seven ragas of Indian Classical Music.”

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan said, “I am a small member of Mangeshkar family. The very soul of this family is music. There was a need for such kind of international institution of music. I hope that this academy will fulfill this need and offer a great contribution in the field of music.”

Dignitaries presented odes and prayers at the ceremony.

The students of MIT have the option of pursuing their formal education while training in Music. Classes begin from August 5, 2013. It is open to student as young as seven years.

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Zippo launches the Untamed Elements Lighter Range

The new ‘Iced Look’ Windproof lighter collection will be available in a range of colours

Mumbai, April 16, 2013: Zippo has recently introduced the Iced Windproof lighter collection, designed to appeal to supporters of creative designs and unusual ideas. Zippo’s Iced lighters will be available in a range of colours including green, red and blue.

Zippo’s ‘icing’ process gives each of the lighters the illusion of looking through a thin sheet of coloured ice. This iced design is featured on both the front and the back surface of each of the unique lighters within the collection.

All Zippo Windproof Lighters come with a lifetime guarantee and original packaging. You may choose your pick from the authorized Zippo retail outlets or visit for more details.

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All the lighters are priced at INR 2,525 each

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