Bollywood stars at Parvez Lakdawala’s Daughter Wedding Ceremony

Bollywood stars at Parvez Lakdawala’s Daughter Wedding Ceremony

Parvez Lakdawala hosted a marriage ceremony party of his daughter Neha and Faraaz. The reception theme was winter snow which makes everybody feel cold with snow all around the place. Wedding Snow theme was very beautiful which is never seen before in India. The reception party was attended by couples of close friends and family. Bollywood Dabbang Salman Khan and Arbaz Khan wish the newlywed couple.

Dalip Tahil was first to arrive and was seen wishing the couple he said, “It’s a great pleasure to attend this beautiful wedding and I wish couple the best of luck”. Ravi Kishan and Harish add glamour to the party. Ravi said, “This is an auspicious occasion for everybody and I wish them a great future ahead”.

The happiest person of the evening Jonny Lever seen enjoying the party he said, “This evening has graced with the love of couple and I enjoyed a lot”. Pragati Mehra was seen blessing the newlywed couple she said, “While looking this beautiful couple I can say that Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”. Bollywood actor Rakesh Bedi, Producer Satish Reddy and Niharica Raizada were present at the event.

The guest list was a mix of city glitterati that included politicians Kripashanker Singh, Abu Asim Azmi, Nasim Khan, MLA Aslam Shaikh, MLA Nawab Malik, Asif Bhamla, Hon Ministry of Rural Development of India Lal Chand Kataria, Amin Patel and Speaker of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Dr. Deependra Singh Shekhawat.


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Leading global artists to perform at the third edition of

The Mahindra Blues Festival on February 16-17, 2013

Robert Randolph and The Family Band

Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt A Whirl Band Featuring Lou Ann Barton

Popa Chubby

Walter Trout & The Radicals

Dana Fuchs Band

Big Bang Blues and Soulmate

MUMBAI, 24 DECEMBER 2012: The Mahindra Group today announced the launch of the third edition of the popular Mahindra Blues Festival with a spectacular line-up of performances including some of the best names from the global blues industry, giving aficionados another opportunity to submerge themselves in two days of pure musical euphoria at Asia’s biggest blues event.

The line-up this year includes musicians and bands like Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt a Whirl Band Featuring Lou Ann Barton, Popa Chubby, Walter Trout & The Radicals, Dana Fuchs Band, Big Bang Blues and Soulmate. The jazz and blues veterans promise to take the audience through an enticing musical journey with their enthralling performances at the festival on 16th and 17th February 2013 at the historic Mehboob Studios in Bandra, Mumbai.

Speaking about the festival, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said, “We are delighted that the Mahindra Blues Festival found a place for itself in Mumbai’s cultural calendar right from its inception. Mahindra Tractor customers in the Mississippi Delta are proud of their culture being celebrated in a country far away; Indian Blues bands are proud to share a platform with Blues legends and Mumbaikars are proud to host a unique festival in a unique venue.”

The festival assures something for everyone’s taste with unmatched soulful performances, an inimitable photo exhibition, an instructive workshop on slide guitaring and an iconic venue especially chosen to revive the authentic blues magical atmosphere.

Funk legend, Robert Randolph, who was included by the Rolling Stones Magazine in its list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time will be on his second visit to perform at the festival. He had earlier featured in the second edition of the festival as a special guest along with the legendary blues veteran, Buddy Guy. Robert Randolph & The Family Band will be playing their newest record “We Walk This Road” live, with the hope that it will help bridge the cultural gap between generations by digging into the history of blues music. Four-time Grammy award winner and the older brother of blues’ legend, Stevie Ray Vaughan – Jimmie Vaughan will also perform at the historic event with his band “The Tilt a Whirl” featuring Lou Ann Barton. The ensemble also includes American electric blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Ted Horowitz, better known as Popa Chubby, contemporary guitar legend Walter Trout with his band, Walter Trout & The Radicals, Dana Fuchs Band, The Big Bang Blues and our very own Indian blues maestros, Soulmate.

This festival will also feature a special Blues Workshop by one of the world’s leading Blues slide guitarists and Blues innovators, Michael Messer, who is a master slide guitarist with a natural ability to teach and inspire others. Michael Messer will be holding a one-hour Blues slide guitar workshop at the Mahindra Blues Festival, where he will talk about the history of slide guitar and demonstrate and teach some basic techniques of how to play Mississippi Delta and Chicago-style Blues slide guitar. He will also be the featured artist during the Sunday Blues Brunch.

Another not-to-be-missed element of the fest will be the “Gibson through the Lens” photo exhibition which brings together 77 fine art prints from 30 of the world’s most respected music photographers whose images captured legends with their Gibson Guitars. Curated by music photography archivist, Dave Brolan, this will be a truly unique public exhibition of iconic and rare photographs.

The tickets to the Mahindra Blues Festival will be available shortly on http://in.bookmyshow.com/. The Mahindra Group, in its endeavour to take the Blues to a younger audience, is introducing a special concessional ticket for students. More information regarding the festival is available on the official website www.mahindrablues.com.

The Mahindra Blues Festival is promoted and produced by Oranjuice Entertainment.

About The Mahindra Group

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. Mahindra also has a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel and two wheelers.

A USD 15.9 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 155,000 people in over 100 countries. In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. Dun & Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No. 1 in the automobile sector in its list of India’s Top 500 Companies. In 2010, Mahindra featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow. In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea’s SsangYong Motor Company.

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DJs Fedde Le Grand and Richard Durand charge up crowds at Day 2 of Sunburn 2012

~Over 100,000 fans storm Goa’s Candolim Beach for the first two days of Sunburn 2012~

Mumbai, December 28, 2012: After a sensational opening, Day 2 at Sunburn 2012, Asia’s biggest music festival hit an all new high as Dutch Progressive House Ace Fedde Le Grand along with Richard Durand dazzled a crowd of over 65,000 fans at Goa’s Candolim beach. The festival which kicked off yesterday was also streamed LIVE across 120 countries touching a global audience of over 1.2 million fans around the world.

Keeping its word on taking the Sunburn Experience to the next level, the 6th edition of Sunburn 2012 is larger than ever covering 2 grounds, 7 spectacular stages and a staggering line-up of over 50 Indian and international artists.

Kicking off proceedings earlier on Day 2 was the young Indian artist Lost Stories along with Bosnian Trance musician Arnej. DJs Richard Durand and Albin Myers began their sets at the same time on adjacent stages, working the crowds into a frenzy. Headliner Fedde Le Grand, shook up the packed house with the global chart buster “so much love” echoing the festival’s slogan of Live Love Dance throughout the venue. Spell-binding SFX and pulsating beats emanating from massive stages such as ‘Helia’ and ‘Cubezoid’ engulfed revelers with an overwhelming sensation to shed their inhibitions and just dance!

Paving the way for fresh talent, Day 2 at Sunburn 2012 also featured a plethora of new artists along with the best commercial DJs from world over. On display today were Anish Sood, DJ Shaan, Ash Roy, Audio Units, amongst many other young talented DJs.

Music was not the only thing on offer as Sunburnites heartily indulged in other recreational entertainment on offer. Adventure enthusiasts challenged their skill by rock climbing on the artificial rock wall – a fixture at Sunburn. There was volley ball for Sunburnites interested in sports. And those looking to take to the skies did that through their professionally built kites. A new addition to the list of recreational activities was the music library or for some – a music readers paradise. The library which stocks books on EDM, other genres of music and artists was a huge hit amongst music fans and readers.

Said Mr. Shailendra Singh, Joint Managing Director, Percept Limited. “Sunburn 2012 has been an unprecedented sensation with the first day turnout equaling that of all three days last year. We have already had more than 100,000 visitors and we still have Day 3 to go. In six years, Sunburn has progressed from being Asia’s biggest and most desirable EDM festival, into a movement for social change. The festival has transformed into a platform for India’s young to showcase their enthusiasm and love for music to the world at large. We were very proud to host Dutch DJ Fedde Le grand, one of the Top 20 DJs in the world. This his first trip to India and we are glad to have his maiden set here at Sunburn. Our Grand Finale tomorrow will host world renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk, his second trip to the festival.”

Taking a step towards being more environment friendly, Sunburn Goa this year announced a ‘Leave No Trace’ initiative in association with Woodland. The initiative aims at educating Sunburn fans to be more environmentally conscious by spreading awareness and a sense of responsibility towards ones ecological footprint. The campaign involves a number of on-ground activities such as art installations at the venue made out of waste materials, a unique interactive tree structure inviting party-goers to participate in a cleanliness drive at the venue and eco-friendly displays and signage all around. The campaign also has Sunburn volunteers spreading the ‘Leave No Trace’ message amongst guests at venue. Along with recycling garbage cans for plastic, glass and other items spread across Candolim Beach, the alcohol glasses at Sunburn will have captions like “Trash Me” and “I Deserve a Bin”. Volunteers along with Sunburn enthusiasts will have the opportunity to clean the venue during and after the event, to restore the beach to its original beauty.

Along with the staggering lineup of artist, Sunburn this year will also sport world class safety and security arrangements. With a three level security cordon and ‘Zero Drug’, organizers aim to ensure that Sunburn fans experience the best of EDM artists and music in a safe and drug-free environment. In order to ensure no untoward incident, organizers of Sunburn 2012 have implemented a range of security measures – starting from a three level security check comprising metal detectors & sniffer dogs, physical frisking, and bands to identify ticket holders. There are three first aid rooms, on-call quick response and disaster management teams, lady guards and evacuation arrangements for 21000 people to exit the venue in eight minutes flat. No edible food of any kind can be entered inside the venue; Food and beverages are available to patrons at the venue itself. Apart from the security cordon at the entrance, under cover security staff patrols the venue for constant inspection and preventing illegal activities. Anyone found in violation is to be escorted out of the venue and would have their tickets/bands confiscated. Additional volunteers will also keep a vigil activities taking place around the venue.

The 6th edition of Sunburn Goa which will take place between December 27th-29th at Goa’s Candolim beach will this year feature a star packed lineup of some of the world’s best headliners including Grammy winning DJ Paul Van Dyk, Grammy nominee Brian Transeau (BT) along with Dutch progressive house artists DJs Sander van Doorn and Fedde Le Grand. The International music festival is six times larger, more extravagant and is slated to be the biggest and loudest Sunburn yet with over 150,000 sunburnites expected to attend. Presented by Micromax, Sunburn is organized by Percept Live, a division of Percept Limited.

Percept Limited owners of Sunburn are proud to announce that Micromax is the presenting sponsor for Sunburn Goa 2012 with Absolute, VH1 and MTV acting as Associate sponsors. Tuborg and Cannon are Co-sponsers of the festival.

Artists Lineup – Sunburn Goa 2012

Sander Van Doorn

Funkagenda

Killerwatts

Anil Chawla

Ash Roy

Paul Van Dyk

James Zabiela

Avalon

Nikhil Chinapa

Tuhin Mehta

Fedde Le grand

Norman Doray

Tristan

Rohit Barker

Ma Faiza

BT (Live )

Arnej

RITMO

Jitter ( Live )

V-Society

AN21

Albin Myers

Ace Ventura

Vipul Angrish

Karan Third eye

W&W

Paul Thomas

Talamasca

Sashanti ( Live )

Janux

Richard Durand

Japanese Popstars

John Fleming

Sanjay Dutta

Helium Project

Roger Sanchez

S.P.E.K.T.R.E

Highlight Tribe

Breed

Ankytrixx

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Filterheadz

Arjun Avgale

Lost Stories

Audigramme

Dirty Vegas

Electrypnose

Nawed Khan

Aneesh Gera

Bryan

About Sunburn

Sunburn is a 3-Day Electronic Dance Music Festival held in Goa, India. Inaugurated in 2007, Sunburn is a synergy of music, entertainment, food, shopping and lifestyle that attracts music tourism in Goa. In the past five years of existence, Sunburn has brought together renowned Indian and International DJs to entertain crowds of thousands over a three day period in December. Sunburn caters to a wide Indian and International audience and it showcases India as a Dance Festival destination to the world.

About Percept:

Percept Live is a division of Percept Limited, an entertainment, media and communications company founded in 1984. With capitalized billings of about INR 31.40 billion (FY’12).Percept, today, is at an enviable leadership position with a team of over 1,000 people and 62 offices across India and the Middle East. Percept companies construct tailor-made content, assets and solutions that deliver in both local and international markets and services millions of clients and consumers across the globe. Percept Live, established in the year 2012 is the global live entertainment venture launched by Percept Limited. Percept Live business includes all Intellectual Properties created and owned by the Percept Group, which include IPs in Live Entertainment, Sports, Celebrity Management, Digital and Media space. It comprises of the below-

· Sunburn – Asia’s biggest and most desired Electronic Dance Music Festival;

· Fight Nights –India’s first ever indoor boxing bouts between leading Indian and International boxers

· Bollywood Live – The first multi-city Bollywood Dance Music Festival

· Champions of the World – A platform that brings together the most celebrated super icons in the arenas of Sports, Cinema, Music, Business Entertainment and Entrepreneurship

· LOST – India’s largest Live Music Festival featuring International and domestic talent across various live music genres such as Pop, Rock, Dubstep, House, Reggae, Metal and R&B.

· Windsong Music Festival – A festival of story telling through music & art

· Superstar India – India’s first validated DJ ranking initiative and dedicated platform for the promotion of Indian DJs.

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92.7 BIG FM CHENNAI’S RJ BALAJI NAMED AS ONE OF THE TOP 10 PROMISING PERSONALITY OF TAMIL NADU IN 2012

HONOUR REINSTATES POPULARITY OF RJ BALAJI AMONG LISTENERS IN CHENNAI

Mumbai, 28th December 2012: 92.7 BIG FM’s Chennai Station’s RJ Balaji has been honoured with the title of one of Top 10 Promising Personalities of Tamil Nadu. The recognition, bestowed upon him by the Ananda Vikatan Group reinstates his popularity in Chennai which have also previously won him awards like RJ of the Year (Tamil) and Best Programme Broadcast after 11am (Tamil) for his show ‘Take it Easy with RJ Balaji’. With the fellow awardees in the Top 10 Promising Personality of Tamil Nadu in 2012 being from across fields including sports, politics, literature among others, RJ Balaji’s award showcases his versatility and popularity among listeners in Chennai.

Balaji Patturaj popularly known as RJ Balaji hosts Chennai’s most-loved radio show called ‘Take it Easy with RJ Balaji’ every day between 5pm to 9pm has been a great hit among the residents of the city. The show has not only received accolades and applauds from listeners on-air but has built enormous fan following on digital medium as well with RJ Balaji and his show having received over 1 crore hits in social media across 197 countries.

Congratulating RJ Balaji for this achievement, a company spokesperson said, “We at 92.7 BIG FM are very delighted and privileged to have such talented RJ on board that builds on the faith amongst listeners and continues to enthrall and entertain them at every level. It’s an honour for RJ Balaji to have received this award and the entire team at 92.7 BIG FM would like to congratulate him for his accomplishment which has brought great honour even to us.”

On receiving this honour, 92.7 BIG FM Chennai’s RJ Balaji said. “I feel it is a great responsibility than honor. Earlier when I was awarded as the Best RJ on various occasions it meant that I have been the best in my field, but now having been identified as one of the Top 10 Promising Personalities of Tamil Nadu is a huge responsibility and I will surely try to live up to it. I could not have asked for a better place to work than 92.7 BIG FM as the team here supports and motivates me in whatever initiative I undertake.”

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties, television production, and out-of-home. It is part of the Reliance Group and specializes in creating and executing integrated media solutions for brands. The company houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG CBS Networks – A joint venture with CBS Studios International, offering 3 English Entertainment Channels – Prime, Love, Spark, as well as a regional General Entertainment Channel for the PCHP region called Spark Punjabi; BIG RTL THRILL – the first channel from the Company’s joint venture with Europe’s RTL Group, targeted at male audiences with the tag-line ‘Action ka Baap’; BIG MAGIC – a regional General Entertainment Channel for the Hindi heartland, which has also expanded into the US, Canada and Australia under the brand name BIG MAGIC INTERNATIONAL; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division that caters to the creative needs of the diverse Indian television landscape, and BIG STREET – which acquires and markets long term premium out-of-home inventory. Reliance Broadcast Network also distributes Bloomberg TV India, the country’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to www.reliancebroadcast.com

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Richie Mehta | Manager, Public Relations | Reliance Broadcast Network Limited

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Cast of R K Laxman Ki Duniya celebrates the commemoration of R K Laxman’s art work

Best known for his creation ‘The Common Man’, Padma Vibhushan R.K. Laxman’s select work was showcased today in the presence of the star cast of SAB TV’s light hearted show titled R. K. Laxman Ki Duniya – Atul Parchure, Vandana Pathak and Director JD Majethia. The cast of SAB TV’s leading show R.K. Laxman Ki Duniya that has touched the heart of millions of viewers from across India, commemorated his work by going through R.K. Laxman’s personal favourites with him.

The cast of R.K. Laxman Ki Duniya spent time with honorable R.K. Laxman expressing how his cartoons and illustrations have moved them in reel and real life. R.K. Laxman, as a token of appreciation drew a beautiful illustration and gifted it to the cast members which had them exuberated!

Atul Parchure who plays Bhavesh Krishnakant Vasavda in R K Laxman Ki Duniya added, ’It was an honour meeting R K Laxman at the exhibition of his prized art work. His cartoons and illustrations have contributed tremendously to our country and to our show R K Laxman Ki Duniya. The show is an extension of his ideas which makes him the man behind the show’

At this grand exhibition that celebrated best of R.K. Laxman’s art work were his wife Smt. Kamala Laxman along with cast members of R.K. Laxman Ki Duniya, celebrities, politicians and noted art connoisseurs who were honoured to be in his presence.

For the cast members of SAB TV’s R.K. Laxman Ki Duniya, the illustration gifted by R.K. Laxman is reminiscence of their rendezvous with the honorable cartoonist; its a lifelong memory they’ll cherish.

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Anjan TV feature Sudip Pandey for New Year “Bhojpuria Jalwa 2013”

Mumbai.Anjan TV will feature ‘Bhojpuria Jalwa 2013’ on 31st December 2012 from 9.30 PM onwards which is being anchored by Bhojpuri Superstar Sudip Pandey and Sangeeta Tiwari.

Sudip Pandey says “this is a very good program to welcome the New Year. It has comedy, acting, songs, item number etc. A lot of hit Bhojpuri artists are going to entertain the viewers.”

The other artists are Manoj Tiwari, Singer Gopal Rai, Mohan Rathor, Smriti Sinha, Priti, Item Song queen Seema Singh, Siraj Khan, Chaila Bihari etc.

Sanjay Sharma Raj

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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