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Mumbai celebrates Cotton with


In the sweltering heat of Mumbai the delight to the eyes was the beautiful ensemble of cotton brought forth by Fashion Show CottonScape 2012, the aim of which was to showcase innovation in cotton design and application. Designer Rina Dhaka and Anita Dongre along with Designer Brand Provogue presented their cotton collection for the summer. The show was opened by Anita Dongre’s collection followed by Spring summer 2012 collection preview of Provogue and the last show was put up by Rina Dhaka. In between the shows the awards to the patrons of cotton were given. Cricketer Harbhajan Singh’s heart stopper Geeta Basra was the celebrity show stopper for Provogue along with Tv star Rakesh Bapat. Rakesh was seen in a casual yet formal attire of denim jeans over a white t-shirt matched up well with grey suit while Geeta dazzled in black top and white denim shorts. Jiyah Khan walked the ramp for Rina Dhaka.

Present for the night were the sparkles of film industry like Rangeela girl Urmila Matondkar, Sangeeta Bijlani and many more TV celebrities. Sangeeta was seen in a grey floral gown and Urmila wore a red short dress. The fashion fraternity’s Designers Masaba Gupta, Rahul Mishra, Narendra Kumar, Hemant Sagar and Didier Lecoanet were awarded for their achievements in the fashion world. Along with them Provogue’s Akhil Chaturvedi, Designer Nandita Mehtani, Venus’s Champak Jain, Cotton council International(CCI)’s Programming Head Agnieszka Fijol and Sachit Bhatia.

The show was followed by cocktail dinner and saw presence of Page 3 celebrities as well. Dressed in sexy shimmering outfits female crowd braced the male crowd who looked pretty decent in their usual formal evening attires.

Technical Award Winners announced for IIFA 2012

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara leads the tally with five nominations,

Ra.One comes a close second with four.

Mumbai, May 8th, 2012: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) today announced winners of the Technical Awards categories for the IIFA Awards 2012. The winners will receive their trophies at the IIFA Rocks on June 8th 2012, in Singapore.

Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has garnered the highest number of IIFA’s in the technical category where the award for Cinematography went to Carlos Catalan, Best Editing to Anand Subaya, Choreography to Bosco Caesar for the popular song Senorita and the IIFA for Best Sound Mixing went to Anuj Mathur & Baylon Fonseca.

The Shah Rukh starrer Ra.One won four awards including, the IIFA for Best Production Designer for Sabu Cyril, Best Sound Recording to Resul Pookutty & Amrit Pritam Dutta, Best Song Recording to Vijay Dayal and Best Special Effects to Red Chillies VFX.

Milan Luthria’s The Dirty Picture bagged three IIFA’s, Rajat Arora for Best Dialogue, Niharika Khan for Costume Designing and Vikram Gaikwad will receive an IIFA for Best Make-Up, while Rohit Shetty’s Singham won an IIFA for Best Action which went to Jai Singh Nijjar and A. R. Rahman won the Best Backgroud Score Award for Rockstar.

The IIFA Awards Voting process is a stringent and methodical procedure that is closely monitored by PriceWaterHouse Coopers (PwC), the official auditors for the event. The technical awards are decided strictly on the basis of industry peer voting. The popular category nominations have gone live for the global audience to decide who should take home IIFA gold at The votes from the online polling will be tallied by PwC and will only be announced on the night of the IIFA Awards 2012 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore when the envelope is opened onstage, in front of the live audience. The results are surrounded by secrecy and the participation of the film industry and fans along with credibility of the voting process is one of the key parameters of this prestigious celebration.

Tickets for the IIFA Awards can be purchased online on from May 12 onwards.

For its 13th year celebrations, IIFA will travel to Singapore this year where the IIFA Weekend and Awards will take place from the 7th – 9th June. IIFA gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories while promoting the same on a global platform. It is a pioneering endeavor that also establishes a symbiotic relationship between India and the host country in areas such as tourism, culture and trade.

Technical Award Winners List


Carlos Catalan – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara


Reema Kagti & Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara


Rajat Aroraa – The Dirty Picture


Anand Subaya – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Production Designer

Sabu Cyril – Ra. One


Bosco-Caesar – Senorita – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara


Jai Singh Nijjar – Singham

Sound Recording

Resul Pookutty & Amrit Pritam Dutta – Ra. One

Song Recording

Vijay Dayal – Chammak Challo – Ra. One

Sound Mixing

Anuj Mathur & baylon Fonseca – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Special Effects (Visuals):

Red Chillies VFX – Ra. One

Background Score

A.R. Rahman – Rockstar

Costume Designing

Niharika Khan – The Dirty Picture


Vikram Gaikwad – The Dirty Picture

About IIFA

Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy. Also, the IIFA Awards is India’s biggest media event. With a viewership of almost 700 million, it is among the world’s most-watched annual entertainment events.

From a one night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last ten years have seen the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) movement grow into a packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases, a global business forum and sporting events, all of which climax into the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards.

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MTNL in association with Universal Software Corporation (USA) launches “Missed Call Alert” service on Fixed Line network for their Mumbai subscribers.

Mumbai, 09 May, 2012 – Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) launched the launch of “Missed Call Alert” service in association with value-added services provider M/s Universal Software Corporation (USA) on Fixed Line network for their Mumbai customers. The launch function held at The Taj President, Mumbai was graced by Mr. A.K. Garg, CMD , MTNL as Chief guest of honour.

This Missed Call Alert (MCA) service would be first Telecom VAS on MTNL Fixed line network where Missed calls information can be accessed on real time basis through SMS alerts on their registered mobile number“ Shri. A. K. Garg, CMD MTNL said in a statement.

Shri. Peeyush Agrawal (ED, MTNL, Mumbai) expressed that “This VAS would enlighten the customer experience on fixed line phone and home, office, business users can be equally benefitted. He announced the “free registration & usage of MCA service till 31st of May 2012 for MTNL fixed line users”.

Akhilesh Trivedi, Vice President (Universal Software) added “this effort is going to be milestone in brining VAS revolution on fixed line network and assured to conceptualise many more innovative VAS shortly. The MCA service would accelerate revenues for operator and definitely proved to be a boon for telephone instrument industry to develop hi-end feature rich sets. Since fixed line network has better reach and penetration in rural segment, the VAS applications based on education, healthcare, banking etc can create value add for fixed line subscriber base.” he added.

A vote of thanks was laid by Mr. Kishore Deshpande (President & CEO, Universal Software) to all delegates and guests. The show was delighted with presentation on laser beam show and attended by MTNL senior executives and dignities from BPCL, L&T, Air India, IIFL, IDBI, Indians Bank Association etc.


About Universal Software

Universal Software Corporation headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, a leading Telecom VAS Provider, Software Development and Engineering services company, engaged in global software engineering & consultation, customization and integration services, serving premier Fortune 500 companies worldwide as Nortel Networks, Verizon Inc, Schnieder Automation, IBM Global, Sun Microsystems, Morgan Stanley, HSBC Securities, DaimlerChrysler, Sprint. For further information please visit :

About Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)

MTNL was set up on 1st April, 1986 by the Government of India to upgrade the quality of telecom services, expand the telecom network, introduce new services and to raise revenue for telecom development needs of India’s key metros – Delhi, the political capital and Mumbai, the business capital of India. The Govt. of India currently holds 56.25% stake in the company. In the past 25 years, the company has taken rapid strides to emerge as India’s leading operating telecom company.

A total telecom service provider; MTNL is providing Landline services, GSM Mobile Service under brand name Dolphin (postpaid) and Trump (Prepaid) and CDMA limited mobile and Fixed Wireless Service under brand name Garuda. MTNL was the first operators to start Broadband services using ADSL 2+ technology under the brand name Triband, catering to the needs of more than 5lakh customers in Mumbai alone. MTNL is also the first operator to start 3G services in India. Under the brand name ‘Jadoo’. MTNL is also providing IPTV and VoIP services.


Media Contact

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Siddhivinayak Media



English Education system is creating unemployment

Mumbai. In Sanatan Dharma (Hindu dharma) saw children going to gurukul and were taught trade and not to become employees. Goldsmith’s son used to become goldsmith, teachers son used to become teacher and so on. But Manmohan Gupta of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress committee’s ‘kendri aur rajya shasan yojena sah niyantran samiti’s prasiddhi pramukh’ , says that the English education system is making youth unemployed. When the youth finish education between 20 – 25 years, they have no experience and have no knowledge about a trade. The education policy followed by the government is wrong.

As per Manmohan Gupta, back then children used to study in school till 5th or 8th class and worked with their fathers on their trade. This is not so now. Common man should be taught in his native language and mathematics like addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. There is no need for other education. After 5th class, the child should be allowed to choose his subject and his trade skills in particular subject has to be improved. By the time he clears 10th class, he should not have difficulty in starting up his business. English medium children think that these trades are below their dignity.

“Government unnecessarily teaches so many subjects to children. Instead it should teach them trade. It should include Law, governmental rules etc” says Manmohan Gupta.

S.B. Sharma



Akshay Kumar on a Rowdy Hunt:

“Rathore, Vikram Rathore” aka Akshay Kumar is soon to flag off a nationwide hunt in search of the country’s most popular “Rowdies” as part of the latest promotional campaign for the action –entertainer Rowdy Rathore directed by Prabhudeva.

UTV ties up with radio partner RED FM for a “Rowdy Hunt” – a contest to look for social do-gooders and others who work towards social betterment – winners of which will accompany lead star Akshay Kumar to promote the film during his tours.

The hunt will take place in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai and New Delhi, where callers are invited to share their grievances and tackle the culprit on a public platform in true “Rowdy” style.

The RJ/host will then select 5 rowdies in each city based on a “Rowdy Meter” who will then comprise Akshay Kumar’s Rowdy Gang in a particular city.

Talking about the hunt says co-producer Shabinaa Khan “Its going to be very different .The idea is to do something completely new besides just the mundane press conferences to promote the film.”

If sources are to be believed,Akshay Kumar is very kicked about the idea and is chalking out his schedule to ensure his full support to the hunt –

“Akshay is personally very excited and is in sync with all the promotions and marketing decisions”adds Shabinaa.

The original action hero Akshay Kumar is back as “Rathore, Vikram Rathore” in UTV‘s mass action entertainer Rowdy Rathore produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala and co-produced by designer Shabinaa Khan.

Rowdy Rathore is scheduled to release 1st June, 2012.


Shudra-The Rising first look unveiled in Nagpur midst 50,000 crowd at Buddha festival

The star cast along with the Sanjeev Jaiswal, Writer Director of the hard hitting bold film SHUDRA-THE RISING turned up to Nagpur Buddha Fest especially to showcase the movie to the audience present there.
The star cast and also the Music Director-Jaan Nissar Love performed there. As the Main theme of the movie is based on the revolution brought by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar so the ambience was perfect for the first look.Performance was so emotional that it bought tears in the eyes of the audience and delegates.

Producer: Sanjeev Jaiswal
Director: Sanjeev Jaiswal
Story/ Writer: Sanjeev Jaiswal
Star Cast: Gauri Shankar, Shahji Chaudhary, Ganesh Pandit,Vijay Shukla,Kiran Sharad,Pravin Baby, Sridhar Dubey, Mahesh Balraj, Aaref Rajput, Priya Annataram,Shabaj Baweja, Satyam Chaunhan,Radha Srivastav, Habib Azmi,Ashok Pathak, Sabri Khan,Amit Panchanan,Sabita Singh,Anurag Mishra & Anurag Shukla
Music Director: Jaan Nissar Love
Lyricist: Tanveer Ghazi
Editor : Krishan Shukla
Cinematography: Pratik Deora
Screenplay: Noor Mani
Dialogue: Sanjeev Jaiswal
Film worldwide Marketing & Distribution: Prashant Sharma
Publicity & PR : Parul Chawla (Picture N Kraft)

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Sakha Awards 2012 Given Away

(New Delhi, May 9) The much-awaited and prestigious SAKHA AWARDS which are bestowed on individuals from different walks of life for contribution of national importance, were given away on 6th May 2012 at New Delhi by PECOBA (Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh Old Boys Association, New Delhi) in association with SAKHA Cultural Society, New Delhi. At the glittering function organized by the two institutions at Mavlankar Hall, Shri Amarjit Singh Kohli, Founder General Secretary, PECOBA and Founder Chairman, SAKHA, announced the six personalities chosen for the national SAKHA AWARDS 2012, while stating that ‘the PECOBA and SAKHA are celebrating historic moment of the 100 years of Indian Cinema in a big way by giving recognition to film artists, critics, writers, journalists, editors etc who have done extraordinary contribution in the field.

The Sakha Awardees this year included 78 years old Veteran Film Music Historian Nalin Shah of Mumbai, noted film writer Har Mandir Singh Hamraaz of Kanpur (Compiler of Hindi Film Geetkosh containing details of over 43,000 Hindi Film Songs from 5661 Hindi Films from 1931 to 1980), RP Sinha, IAS Retd (Musicologist, creative writer- declared as the most versatile person), VSK Sood, President Sangam Kala Group, which organizes world’s biggest singing competition every year, the duo brothers Satish Popli and Jaswant Popli of famous Doremi Orchestra who have now assumed the role of grooming young singers, and Shri Kumar Vikram, Editor, National Book Trust, India for his individual contribution for the documentation of the Rights Catalogue of Books on Indian Cinema (Point of View) published by National Book Trust, India to promote translations of books on Indian cinema and for bringing together the book culture and mass media culture. Sakha Awards were instituted in 1987 and some of its past winners in the film category are producers BR Chopra, Ravi Chopra, music Directors Anil Biswas, Ravinder Jain, Jaidev, Anu Malik, Ravi, Raj Kamal, playback singers Kumar Sanu, Sapna Mukerji, Abhijit, Penaz Masani, Mohinder Kapoor, Usha Timothy.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Uma Vasudev, the eminent litterateur who gave away the awards, lauded the efforts of PECOBA and SAKHA for giving recognition to the veterans like Nalin Shah and other young awardees on the same platform. Ms. Aruna Vasudev veteran Film Journalist and Founder, Asian Film Festival, who was the special speaker on the occasion, outlined the history of Indian Cinema and how awards give encouragement to those who serve the world of cinema through creative and other writings.

Veteran Film Music Historian Nalin Shah gave a very interesting and absorbing account through a Lecdem (Lecture cum demonstration of old film scenes)of the hundred years history of Indian Films from the beginning of first silent movie “Raja Harishchandra” which was released on 3rd May, 2012 till today when the song “Chikni Chameli” from film “Agnipath” is generating waves.

Chief Guest Padmashree Vikramjit Singh Sahney, founder President of World Punjabi Organisation spoke in detail about the role and contribution of Punjabis in the realm of Indian Cinema as actors, directors, music directors, lyricsts etc starting from the launch of First Talkie Movie “Alam Aara” in 1931 in which Prithviraj Kapoor had acted through the first singing superstar of India legendary Kundan Lal Saigal, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Dharmendra, lyricists Kedar Sharma, Sahir Ludhianvi, music directors Husan Lal Bhagat Ram, OP Nayyar, directors BR Chopra, Yash Chopra.

Others who spoke at the Function included 97 year old Vidyanath Seth, the renowned radio singer of yesteryears, Nirmala Hussan Lal, wife of late music director Husan Lal of Husan Lal Bhagat Ram fame, Praminder Chopra, grandson of legendary first singing superstar of Indian Films Kundan Lal Saigal, Shikha Vohra Biswas daughter of late music director Anil Biswas and Dinesh Shailendra son of lyricist Shailendra.

On this occasion the book “102, NOT OUT” written by 102 year old IS Ahuja was released by veteran film journalist and founder Asian Film Festival Aruna Vasudev in the presence of Mr Ahuja’s family members.



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Gen Secy, PECOBA, B-4/120 Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi-110029

Mob: 09988778739 (Pl dial zero first as it is Amritsar based number), Landline: 26196600, 26107082, email:

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McAfee Network Security Platform Doubles IPS Performance Capability for Data Centers

McAfee Introduces Next Generation Network IPS for Data Centers with Scalable 80 Gbps Solution

India — May 9, 2012 — McAfee announces several new capabilities to its McAfee Network Security Platform, including a scalable 80 Gbps IPS solution that has been validated at over twice the performance capability of other high capacity network IPS solutions available. In this new offering, McAfee offers advanced threat protection across physical, virtual and cloud environments and addresses the needs of private clouds in the data center, Telco core networks and service providers networks.

“As organizations increase the capacity of their networks, we have seen an increase in the need for high throughput security solutions,” says Vikram Phatak, CTO, NSS Labs. “At NSS Labs we go to great lengths to determine the maximum performance a device can maintain under real world conditions without degrading protection. We put the McAfee Network Security Platform XC Cluster through our full network IPS test rigor and it successfully passed over 72 Gbps of inspected traffic while maintaining an overall protection rating of 95%.”

Data centers have increasingly high-density server environments that require high switching and routing capacity. Organizations face difficult choices when it comes to performance and security, sometimes even limiting security in order to meet performance demands. In today’s threat environment, organizations can no longer afford to sacrifice security for performance. Visibility and management are also key concerns, as networks become more dynamic. McAfee uniquely addresses these issues with its new XC Cluster solution.

The new McAfee Network Security Platform XC Cluster is a high performance solution that gracefully scales to 80 Gbps throughput and 32 million concurrent connections. The latest release of McAfee Network Security Platform allows organizations to scale as you grow, providing the following Next Generation Network IPS features for their environments:

Multi-tenancy for Telco and Service Providers– McAfee Network Security Platform includes granular multi-tenancy options that are purpose built for service provider environments. Create up to 1000 virtual IPS policies per appliance, with granular policy control in each and unique rule-set capability, including features for mobile service providers, allowing management of network policies for separate customers or services.

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Sufzal Saleem youth icon Back in Action with New and Better Body
celebrated his birthday with close family and friends
Sufzal looked handsome hunk in white linens
Anu ,ankur nayyar,aditya rajput singh ,deepak,raja chaudhary ,rajiv
khinchi all were present

Sufzal Saleem all of 25 years and standing tall at 6 feet has nurtured and
really slogged hard in developing a personality to die for. And in such a
short time having done more than 300 show all over India…including LAKME
after having also done many prints,TVC’s ,PROMOS etc, as actor, anchor, VJ,
RJ, is no mean achievement.

To top it all, this top10 finalist of a national personality pageant has
just finished shooting for MTV Spilt villa 3 which is currently on air.
Sufzal Saleem has been ruling the ramp for the last two years now, &
featured in several commercials and worked with well-known designers. Yet
this is quite a beginning for the youngster. “The era of supermodels is
gone. It’s like you have to prove yourself with every show! As he admits
most humbly, “I would call myself a struggling model for that is what I
have to do approaching people and getting the shows,” Sufzal has also
worked with international photographers RAKESH SHRESHTA SIR,DERRAN

An aspiring actor from Pune, who’s shifted to Mumbai for the projects
lined up, has recently done 4 month acting course from creating characters
(vidhur sir.) as he lovingly calls him.

To gauge his popularity among the fairer sex and the like, you can observe
from the immune able messages that he keeps on getting from all over. Some
1. Sufzal I like the way u stripped. And ur dance wow awesome fantastic,
u were the best among all, seriously u deserved to win but its good u were
not the choice of those cheap Bangkok gays. ..I wish u the best and find a
good partner that will lead u to da end and win it…
2. Sufzal u are the super star…in splits villa, and my granny says ur
really cute…But for me your really really hot, niharika ur patner said
rite u got a killer looks man…but cant believe ur a single….would love
go on date with unloved u,wish u all best for the show n life ahead…keep
showing the rite moves..Just loved it. Cheers.

But not getting swayed by all the accolades and praises being showered on
him, Sufzal has somehow managed to stay away from such glow of fame, and
stay rooted so as to achieve his bigger dreams to make it big in the film

Sufzal having dabbled in fashion in a big way is striving to make a mark
again in BIG WAY in the tinsel town of Bollywood. He has everything going
for him and is open to major film breaks and having a personality that can
do wonders in the international arena too, is not averse to it as well. As
it is he has many offers, and is spending time reading scripts, but is very
careful in short listing his debut vehicle.

He is full of confidence and sure of making a smooth foray into the
mainstream cinema with equal ease and comfort, the way he made his mark
with his versatility in the other related fashion frontier.

“All I need is your Love and Blessings” are his parting words!

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The Gourmet Club, Mumbai
Where Great Tastes Entwine

Exclusive Clubs, centred on the idea of a common theme have been around for a while now. Such Clubs could range from interests in Music, Movies or Motorcycles & India has seen its fair share of them. Yet, a casual search around for an exclusive, high end Club centred on the premise of ‘the love for good food & drink’ are hard to find. ‘The Gourmet Club Mumbai’ seems to have just planted a flag in that domain.

Sampada ‘Sam’ Vaze, Television Star & fashion personality, along with her partner Peter Freislederer are the co-founders of the Mumbai based Gourmet Club. Sam brings her ‘glamour quotient’, coupled with her relationships in the media & fashion industry to an event centred on exploring unique gourmet food & drink experiences. Sam is an instantly recognizable from over 150 advertisements & various television soap operas, yet is now better known as a ‘market entry’ consultant to fashion brands looking at entering India.

Her objective with The Gourmet Club is to bring together people from various backgrounds, yet connected thru their common love of unique gourmet food experiences. TGC is an ‘Invitation Only’ Club, which means that you need to know people, who are in the ‘know’. While membership in itself is free, guests to the monthly events pay for the food & drinks. The club members come from various walks of life; you are most likely to spot a musician soaking in the atmosphere with a banker or a ramp model taking notes from a martial artist or a painter talking about his craft to a Doctor sipping his drink. It is this interesting mix that gets TGC to be one of a kind monthly to be seen at. The eclectic fare offered at the venue varies from global gastronomic delights to the spicy river water fish prepared by expert chefs brought for the occasion.

Like the special cuisine, the venue picked for the meets is equally enchanting. A sprawling bungalow, to a fine-dining restaurant, to a reputed art-gallery could suddenly turn into a TGC venue. “The Food, The Venue & The People, is what keeps bringing me back every month”, says an expatriate Club Member.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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