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The cast and crew of Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal got together for a promotional event of the film and seen at the do were actors Ravi Kissen, Pooja Welling, actor-director Manish Vatsalya, producer Aparna Hoshing and music composers Abhik Chatterjee and Shadaab Hashmi. Check out the adjacent pics!

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MCAFEE BOOSTS CHANNEL PARTNER PROFITABILITY WITH COMPREHENSIVE SET OF GLOBAL PROGRAMS

New Profitability Stack Delivers Maximum Partner Profit

India- July 12, 2012 –As part of its continued effort to invest in, grow with and optimize for its channel partners, McAfee today announced the McAfee Profitability Stack which integrates the company’s richest profitability programs from around the world into one comprehensive global offering. Designed to deliver maximum partner profitability to accelerate sales, the McAfee Profitability Stack, includes deal registration, incumbency advantage, tiered pricing, teaming plans, rewards, and rebates.

“McAfee is committed to delivering new ways to help our partners be more profitable,” said Gavin Struthers, senior vice president of worldwide channels at McAfee. “Today we made a huge leap forward by setting a new profitability standard in the security industry. We will continue to listen to our partners and aggressively evolve our channel programs as part of our relentless pursuit to deliver unprecedented value to them.”

Key Highlights

The profitability stack allows McAfee Security Alliance partners to earn additional front end margin, back end rebates or sales incentives for new or existing business, upselling and cross selling, as well as for delivering pre-sales business or technical value add activities. The extensive set of programs that were either enhanced or made available globally include:

· Deal Registration: McAfee’s largest investment in partner profitability, offers deal protection as well as up to 25% of additional margin on top of standard channel margin for partners who secure incremental new business and additional margin for suite upgrades.

· Incumbency Advantage: Provides the incumbent partner with additional margin on the first renewal to help them build loyalty through customer retention and to provide competitive advantage when renewing.

· Rebates: McAfee pays out millions of dollars each year in the form of rebates to its top channel partners. Partners can now track their earnings potential via a weekly rebate tracking report, allowing partners to make educated business decisions. Also, the Accredited Channel Engineer incentive rebate is now available globally – allowing eligible partners to earn a rebate.

· Rewards: Partner sales representatives and engineers can earn cash and prizes for selling McAfee. New rewards include; $25,000 in quarterly SMB Endpoint “Top Performer” payouts and $35,000 in Commercial Endpoint “Top Performer” payouts. Current McAfee rewards participants can now earn up to $500 in referral bonuses for referring their sales colleagues to register and start participating in McAfee rewards.

· Teaming Plan: Gives partners deal protection and additional margin for helping to work and close McAfee-found opportunities. Enhancements include, the removal of a Teaming Plan threshold to drive additional growth in the commercial market and a streamlined approval process.

· Tiered Pricing: Recognizes and rewards Elite and Premier Partners’ investment in McAfee and as a result these partners earn pricing advantages based on their McAfee Security Alliance program level. A new automated pricing process allows distributors to make tiered pricing available to authorized resellers. Additionally McAfee has introduced discounted(non-standard) tiered pricing worldwide.

To learn more about the McAfee Profitability Stack go to www.mcafee.com/thestack. Additionally the latest channels news and information can be found on the McAfee Channels blog or on Twitter @MFEChannelChief.

About McAfee

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep our customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com

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TOTAL RECALL

For the entertainment of the audience once again the action packed sci-fi thriller Total Recall is back. The Sony pictures movie which releases on 3rd August worldwide stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Colin Farrell. The film is inspired and based on author Philip K Dick’s short story “We can remember it for you Wholesale.” The film is not only action thriller but is also inspired by truth.

Total recall will be the remake of the old “Total recall” which was released in 1990 with Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead and was directed by Paul Verhoeven. What was so special in this film and the short story “We can remember it for you Wholesale” that producer Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe decided to remake the film? What will be the unique selling point of this film of Director Len Wisemen? The answer to these questions lies way ahead in time. The movie releases on 3rd August.

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Shruti Hassan makes her television debut with MTV Rush

Actress /Musician Shruti Hassan will soon feature in a new-concept show –MTV Rush, a 13 part film series, directed by Bejoy Nambiar of Shaitan fame.

Breaking new ground with a never-seen-before genre of programming on Indian television, Rush breaks all the norms associated with TV shows with 13 high impact episodes aired exclusively on MTV starting 15th July.

With a revolutionary style of shooting, one of the show’s episodes will see Shruti Hassan perform her original compositions on stage at a concert.

Confirming the news says Shruti Hassan “ When Bejoy approached me with the concept of the show I absolutely loved it .I am extremely thrilled about being part of MTV Rush,where viewers will see me perform one of my original compositions . I had a fabulous time shooting for it and now I can’t wait to see how it’s been incorporated in the show”
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Divya Kumar to go the Harry Potter way for her directorial debut

Divya Kumar ,wife of T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar is going all out to ensure her directorial debut is nothing short of spectacular –

And while details of the starcast and plot are tightly being kept under wraps, the makers have already started scouting for international locations and have zeroed in on some locations in and around the UK, where the blockbuster series Harry Potter was previously shot.

What’s even more impressive is that the crew of the film also acquired permission to shoot inside the London Eye, one of London’s biggest tourist attractions.

Confirms a source “The shoot for Divya Kumar’s film flags off by the end of the month –And several scenes are scheduled to be shot in the same locations the blockbuster Harry Potter was shot at .Apart from that ,they have also got permission to shoot at the London Eye – all of which are very difficult to acquire permission for .However Divya is making sure no stone is left unturned for her directorial debut”.

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LEADING CREATIVE TALENT MOVES TO ELEVEN BRANDWORKS

Kapil Batra, Subrato Mehta and Abhishek Dey join as Senior Creative Directors.

In a growing trend within the Indian Advertising Industry, both creative talent and clients are making a focused move towards smaller agency set-ups. Says Prateek Bhardwaj, Founder Director, Eleven Brandworks, “Adding depth to the talent pool has been a priority for us. These additions are another step towards building a robust creative organization.”

For Kapil Batra, who has been Creative Director (copy) McCann Delhi for close to 5 years and with Publicis & Contract, before that, “the move to Eleven is an exciting challenge. With the freedom the small set-up offers comes the responsibility of winning and managing substantially sized businesses while producing outstanding creative products.” In his decade long experience Kapil has handled the Perfetti portfolio (Chlor-mint, Big Babol, Happydent & Alpenliebe) and worked on General Motors, Greenlam Laminates, yatra.com, Usha Fans, among others. His work has been applauded by the jury of Clio, Cannes, The One Show, Adfest, Fab Awards, Spikes, The Work, Goafest and MirchiKaan

While clients appreciate the direct interface and attention from leading creative/planning resources, the creative think tanks enjoy the flexibility these outfits offer. Commenting on his recent move, Subrato Mehta says, “Smaller set-ups are bringing like-minded people together and offering greater freedom of thought as well as a relief from mundane systems.” Subrato moves to Eleven Brandworks after a 4 year stint with Dentsu. In his 22 years in the industry, he has worked with agencies like Ogilvy & Mather, Lintas, JWT and Triton. Winner of many prestigious international awards, he has worked on brands like Canon, Honda, J&J, ICICI, Reid and Taylor, SAB TV, Kinetic, HDFC and Manchester United Cafe, to name a few.

Abhishek Dey, moves from Lowe Lintas, Mumbai to Eleven Brandworks. A Commercial Art graduate, from Delhi College of Art, Abhishek has been in advertising for the last 11 years. Having worked in Rediffusion DY&R, McCann Eriksson and Publicis before his stint at Lintas, he has worked on brands like Tata Tea, ICICI Prudential, Bajaj Motors and Lifebuoy. On the way he picked up a few awards at Indian shows like ABBY, Goafest and some international shows like Clio and Adfest (Pattaya).

Welcoming the new team aboard, Sampada Chaudhari, COO, Eleven Brandworks feels, “Increasingly clients’ businesses are moving faster and getting more demanding. There is a shift in preference to independent agencies, as they are fleet footed and create fresh work. Our new creative talent will help create a dynamic creative pool to manage and acquire exciting businesses.”

Seconding her view, Vivek Suchanti, Partner, Eleven Brandworks adds, “The independents have been able to attract some very good talent, with open structures, great work environment and partnership/ownership models (more like the consulting firms), they have become true brand custodians taking on the onus of performance of their work.”

In other news from the agency, Sambit Mishra, currently Senior Creative Director (copy) Eleven Brandworks, Delhi moves to Mumbai to partner Abhishek Dey and Aneesh Jaisinghani, currently Senior Creative Director (art) Eleven Brandworks, Delhi will team up with Kapil Batra.

Eleven Brandworks is a full-service creative agency based out of Mumbai and Gurgaon. Some of the clients the agency handles are Tata Mutual Fund, Big FM, Star Plus, Times Group, Nokia Maps(Navteq), NDTV Goodtimes, Modi Ilva (Artic Vodka), Archies, Hallmark, and Homex India.

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92.7 BIG FM HOSTS EXCLUSIVE ICC WORLD TWENTY 20 TROPHY DISPLAY AT DELHI

OFFICIAL RADIO PARTNER FOR ICC WORLD TWENTY 20

EXCLUSIVE EVENT FOR TRADE AND MEDIA PARTNERS

New Delhi, July 11, 2012: Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd’s radio vertical 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No.1 radio network and broadcaster of the year at the Golden Mikes Awards announced its set up as the Official FM Radio Partner for the fourth edition of the ICC World Twenty 20, Sri Lanka 2012 in Delhi as they hosted a exclusive display of the prestigious trophy at an exclusive closed door preview at Mapples Emerald, New Delhi. The elegant, glittering, 7.5 kg trophy was unveiled for key partners from advertising agencies and top clients across FMCG, retail, banking, pharma, manufacturing and more…

As the Official FM Radio Partner for the ICC World Twenty 20, 92.7 BIG FM will get to display the trophy in Mumbai as well, which is scheduled to happen next week. It will also mean exclusive access for the station to players from India and abroad during the course of the tournament. Exclusive interviews and bytes from players and other match officials will be aired first only on 92.7 BIG FM. In order to promote the tournament on-ground, 92.7 BIG FM will conduct a number of T20 matches for listeners across cities who will fight for the BIG T20 CUP, the winning team here will also get the rare opportunity to witness a match involving India in Sri Lanka.

92.7 BIG FM has always been a station which has its ear to the ground and giving its listeners the kind of content they like to listen on radio. This association with the ICC World Twenty 20 is a step in that direction whereby listeners of the radio station get exclusive information during the event , which will not be available anywhere else. More recently, the Delhi Station changed its theme to Retro, across all shows based on listener feedback. This has paid rich dividends to 92.7 BIG FM which garnered tune-in’s in record numbers. According to the latest RAM ratings 92.7 BIG FM with a listenership of 1076 (age group 24yrs -34 yrs) in the 7AM-11AM time slot is the No. 1 FM radio station in New Delhi.

As the Official FM Radio Partner, the Station has a series of interesting offerings planned which vary on air, on ground and more… so stay tuned to 92.7 BIG FM for your dose of entertainment on the ICC World Cup Twenty20, SriLanka 2012 . Suno Sunao, Life Banao!

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a multi-media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties and out of home. It is part of the Reliance Group and specializes in creating and executing integrated media solutions for brands. It 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 – A joint venture with CBS Studios International with 4 Channels – Prime, Love, Spark and the first international Punjabi Channel – Spark Punjabi; BIG MAGIC – positioned as India’s only variety entertainment Channel for the Hindi Heartland; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division of the Company caters to the creative needs of the Indian television landscape; BIG STREET – acquires and markets long term premium out of home inventory. The Company also distributes Bloomberg UTV, India’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to: www.reliancebroadcast.com

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Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-2012 launched: Call for participation from West Bengal & north eastern short filmmakers.

Kolkata the hub of Bengali Cinema is now hosting the international short film festival to foster the growth of new breed of filmmakers. Miniboxoffice a Noida based short films marketing & Promotion Company takes the initiative to bring Kolkata International Short Film Festival in association with filmmakers from West Bengal & north eastern states. KSIFF also observing the ‘100 years of Indian Cinema’ with this festival and saluting the great contribution of the Bengali film industry towards the development of Indian Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to serve the short filmmakers specifically from west Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Orissa along short film makers from India & world in general. KSIFF-12 aims to provide platform to aspiring, students and professional filmmakers to showcase their talent with networking opportunities with other filmmakers.

The festival is inviting short films, animations & documentary of various genres to participate. The maximum duration of the participating films would be 60 min. The last date of submission is 30 July 2012. The application form can be downloaded from www.miniboxoffice.com. The festival will take place on Aug 19th 2012, in Kolkata. The festival also inviting entries to participate in Filmmakers Premier League (FPL) contest in which teams has to create a short film or animation in just 5 shifts or 21 days respectively. The short films funds, workshops & talks about cinema are the added attraction.

The festival objective is to contribute in the development of aspiring filmmakers, to create short films culture in India, promotion of short films, developing sources of revenue generation from short films and to make short film making a commercial enterprise,” said festival director Rambhul Singh, who is an award winning film director.

The festival is expected to witness great cinema created by young filmmakers. We are also inviting many personalities of Bengali cinema to grace the occasion. From this year onwards KSIFF will be organized in the month of August in Kolkata to meet the cause of short filmmaking.

Download Press Release in word file & festival images http://miniboxoffice.com/media.aspx

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Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-2012
Tel: 0120-2390845. Mob- 09582320467. Email: info.kolkata@miniboxoffice.com

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The crowd went berserk with the astounding performances of all the contestants and wanted the high voltage concert to continue forever. Jury member Saleem Merchant looked pleased as he watched the contestants take the crowd by storm. The evening full of song, dance, masti and magic ended with a dhamakedaar group performance by the Top 9 contestants on ‘Paint It Red’. At the end of it all, Pune fans were a happy bunch of people as music was running through their veins.

Danish Khan, Senior VP and Marketing Head, Sony Entertainment Television, said “Indian Idol concerts are brand experience drivers for the show. Unlike past seasons where we had concerts after we got our top 5 contestants, this time we have concerts at the initial stages of the show. We are kick starting with Pune followed by concerts in Kolkata and Jaipur. These concerts will give the viewers a feel of the extraordinary talent we have on the show through live stage performances. It will get our contestants face to face with the fans and the viewers of the show.”

Catch all the action on Indian Idol 6 every Friday & Saturday at 8:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television!!

About Sony Entertainment Television:

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backs Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network. It comprises of Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel, SAB; a family comedy entertainment channel; SIX, a premier sports entertainment channel, PIX, the English movie channel and MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel.

Since its launch in October 1995, SET has created a unique space for itself in the Indian Television industry. Pioneering new waves in television programming, with blockbuster movie premieres, big format non – fiction shows and an impressive array of fiction shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati, Entertainment ke liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Kuch to Log Kahenge, Parvarrish, CID and Crime Patrol.

Sony Entertainment Television has been providing strong platforms for over 700 brands to reach over 50 million households in India. In addition, Sony Entertainment Television is also available in US, UK, Africa, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji Islands and Seychelles. In total, SET influences over 300 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent, and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide.

Sony Entertainment Television is a part of the network of channels distributed by The One Alliance – a joint venture between Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. and Discovery Communications India. Other channels in the One Alliance network include Sony HD, MAX, SAB, MIX, PIX, SIX, SIX HD, AXN, Animax, Aath, Discovery Channel, Discovery Channel Tamil, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo Discovery Kids and Discovery HD World, it also distributes the leading News network in the country – the TV Today Network channels – Headlines Today, Aaj Tak and Tez and the premium Sports’ channels – Neo Prime & Neo Sports.

About MSM

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backs Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network. It comprises of Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel; SAB, a family comedy entertainment channel; PIX, the English movie channel; MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel and SIX, India’s Premier Sports Entertainment Channel. Multi Screen Media’s channels are available across the Globe and influence over 400 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent, and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide.

SONY Entertainment Television, Sony HD, MAX, SAB, MIX, PIX, SIX, SIX HD, AXN, Animax, Aath, Discovery Channel, Discovery Channel Tamil, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo Discovery Kids and Discovery HD World, it also distributes the leading News network in the country – the TV Today Network channels – Headlines Today, Aaj Tak and Tez and the premium Sports’ channels – Neo Prime & Neo Sports.
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BOLLYWOOD STAR AJAY DEVGN VISITS “THE HIVE GYM” TO PROMOTE HIS PHELWAN ROLE IN BOL BACHCHAN

THE HIVE GYM, Mumbai’s first Functional Training and Cardio Activity Center, welcomed superstar Ajay Devgn to experience an unconventional combination of functional training and cardio activity.

Being a fitness enthusiast and playing challenging roles in films that involve maintaining a well-toned body such as in the comedy caper Bol Bachchan, Ajay sustains a disciplined training regime and beamed at the workout routine put together by fitness expert and Founder of THE HIVE GYM Kruttika Ranjane.

Ajay enjoyed trying out the functional strength training equipment’s while the fitness experts wooed him with its benefits.

Bol Bachchan sees Ajay Devgn playing the role of a “Pehlwan” (wrestler). Pehlwani is amongst the oldest and most traditional sports in India which still continues to inspire passionate youngsters who are looking to become professional wrestlers.

“Being a Pehlwan involves a very strict training regime which includes strength training for all parts of the body to improve muscular balance.” says Kruttika Ranjane Founder of the star-studded THE HIVE GYM.

THE HIVE GYM has spearheaded a niche in the health and fitness fraternity in Mumbai by providing functional strength training to which will benefit Mumbai’s fitness enthusiasts. This unique form of training involves performing workouts against resistance using equipment’s such as Free Weights, Stability Balls, Monkey Bars, Bulgarian Bag and Plyo boxes.

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‘Vodafone Drive into the Big League’ is back with Season 2

An opportunity for SMEs to take centre stage with their logo on the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes cars at the 2nd Indian Grand Prix

Mumbai, July 12, 2012: The count down for the second Indian Grand Prix has begun! Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, today commenced its activation to the second season of the motor racing event in India – Vodafone Drive into the Big League. It extends an enviable opportunity to small and medium enterprises (SME’s) to get their logo placed on the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes cars that will race at the second Indian Grand Prix to be held in Delhi from October 26-28, 2012. Vodafone received an overwhelming response to the first season with close to 80,000 entries which resulted in M/s ABC Consultants taking centre stage with the race drivers and having its logo on the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes cars during the racing weekend.

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with a turnover between INR 10 crores and INR 250 crores and an employee base of less than 1000 are eligible to participate. Shortlisted finalists get to present their cases to an esteemed panel of experts where they will debate on a television reality series for the coveted top spot. Participants can register themselves on www.vodafone.in/bigleague.

Says Naveen Chopra, Director –Vodafone Business Services, Vodafone India, “Vodafone Drive into the Big League gave an opportunity to small and medium enterprises to have their logo displayed on the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes race cars and supported them towards an easier path to growth. We are happy with the success of this initiative as it helped us making significant in-roads into the small and medium business community. Encouraged with the overwhelming response received last year, we are taking this initiative forward in an attempt to give more enterprises an opportunity to showcase how they have used technology to enhance growth.”

Call for Entries

The call for entry started on July 11, 2012 and will be open till August 31, 2012 and is open to all SMEs across India. Season 2 of ‘Vodafone Drive into the Big League’ will be held at a much larger scale. Over a period of 45 days, the qualifiers will be conducted at 10 prominent SME industry hubs viz. Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Mangalore and Vishakhapatnam. 100 SME’s who have focused on technology as a key driver for growth will be invited for the contest in each of these venues and this would be telecast on a leading business channel during Sept-October 2012. Two winners from each venue will be selected to be the part of grand finale that will be held in Delhi closer to the Indian Grand Prix weekend.

Wild Card

There is a new element of wild card entry added to the contest this year. The wild card entry will be chosen through a contest run on a social networking platform between August 1, 2012 and September 15, 2012. Out of the entries received, 3 enterprising businesses will get an opportunity to make an elevator pitch to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team on how they have used technology to enhance their business productivity will be selected. One of these three will get a wild card entry into the grand finale.

Grand Finale

For the Grand Finale, 20 winners from the qualifying rounds and the wild card winner from the online contest will then debate on a reality show on a leading business channel all through September/October 2012 for the coveted spot. In an 8 part reality television series, the final winner will be selected by an expert jury who will evaluate the finalists providing them with real situations that each of their businesses could face and how they would work around those situations. Overall, the show is a must watch for any established or budding entrepreneur to see how 21 different minds analyze business situations and find an easier path to growth.

About Vodafone Business Services

Serving the needs of an enterprise, Vodafone Business Services is a total communications offering that caters to all their Voice and Data, wireless and Fixed-line requirements. With the advantage of global expertise and experience and the knowledge of local markets, the business is run through the following verticals – Vodafone Global Enterprise, SME division, National Corporate and key accounts. Since its inception, Vodafone Business Services has garnered over 3 million corporate customers in India and currently provides services to over 60,000 global and national businesses equipped with a robust and superior network infrastructure and a 24×7 NOC. Through a dedicated team of Account Managers and Service Managers for each account, Vodafone Business Services offers a varied range of products and services such as Machine to Machine Solutions, Wireline Data Solutions (MPLS-VPN, Internet Leased Lines, domestic and international Leased Circuits), Office Wireline Voice (E1-DID), Toll Free Services, Conferencing and Collaboration, Application Mobility and Mobile Email & Connectivity Solutions to help enterprises (big and small) to enhance their productivity and efficiency. At the Frost & Sullivan Awards 2012, Vodafone Business Services won the “Best Enterprise Mobile Service Provider for the Year” award.

About Vodafone India:

Vodafone India is a member of the Vodafone Group and commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular license for Mumbai. The company with revenues of over INR 32,000 crores has operations across the country with over 152 million customers. Vodafone India has firmly established a strong position within the Vodafone Group too, making it the largest subscriber base globally. This journey is a strong testimony of Vodafone’s success in a highly competitive and price sensitive market.

Vodafone India has been awarded the ‘Best Marketing Company for 2011’ in a survey conducted by a leading financial daily. The company received the ‘Most Admired Telecom Operator’ and ‘Best 3G Operator’ awards at the recent Telecom Operator Awards 2012. Vodafone Business Services received the “Best Enterprise Service Provider” at the Frost & Sullivan Awards 2012. The company has also received the globally recognized prestigious ‘Product of the Year 2012’ consumer award for Vodafone Apps Store in the Mobile Services Category. In another survey conducted by Nielsen, Vodafone India was the only telecom player in the Top 10 ‘Most Exciting Youth Brands’ in India.

At Vodafone, sustainability is an integral part of the company’s mission and strategy, shaping the conduct of business every day. Vodafone India, in line with its group philosophy has released the Corporate Sustainability Report for India – Footprints 2010-11. To view the online version of the report, please visit www.vodafone.in. Vodafone India has been awarded the prestigious “Golden Peacock Award” for corporate social responsibility for 2012.

Vodafone Group is one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies with revenue of £46.4bn and 404 million customers as on March 31, 2012. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com.

For further information, please contact

Mansi Tiwari

Vodafone India

Mobile: +91 98198 18462

Email: mansi.tiwari@vodafone.com

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Genesis Burson-Marsteller

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“Devyani” at a hundred and still going strong!

“Devyani”, completes a momentous 100 hundred days on the 11th of July 2012. To celebrate this outstanding achievement, Maverick Productions Pvt. Ltd., threw a bash on Wednesday with the cast of the show as well as the movers and shakers of the small screen. This well organized event was put together by Reetika Mehra of RM Enterprises.

Seen along with the CEO of Maverick Productions, Dr.Anuj Saxena, were Deepshikha Nagpal, Jay Soni, Nausheen Ali Sardar, Shruti Ulfat, Maninee De and host of other celebs from Hindi and Marathi television. The crème of the crème was of course the lead of the show “Devyani”, Shivani Surve and Sangram Salvi.

On this occasion, Dr. Anuj Saxena said, “We are very proud of Devyani completing a hundred episodes. It is no mean feat and it shows that the public appreciates and values quality content. Maverick Productions has always aimed at delivering programs that excel in all aspects of content, production values or otherwise.”

Dr. Anuj Saxena also announced two new and engaging projects which would be on air soon.

The evening peaked to a more vibrant note with the guests tucking in the sumptuous food and some shaking a leg to the foot thumping music. The evening of joyful camaraderie made it a quite great affair.

About Devyani: “Devyani is the story of a Maharastrian girl from Kolhapur and who has been brought up with middle class values. She swears by the principles set by her father, a professor, and her grandmother. Devyani’s marriage has been fixed with Dr.Namit. Both Devyani and Namit develop a fondness for each other.

With their engagement round the corner, Devyani suddenly discovers that Sangram is obsessed with her. She does not know what to do. Sangram’s family is not only powerful, but also feared!

While Sangram stalks Devyani, he comes to know that Devyani is about to get engaged to Namit. Sangram is livid. He will never allow Devyani to belong to someone.. He begins to plot a plan to abort the engagement.

What happens when Devyani gets to know about the plan? Will Sangram be able to stop the engagement?”

An engaging story with powerful twists and turns and human touches to hold the attention of the audiences for all the episodes to come.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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