L’Oréal Paris and Sonam Kapoor unveil the L’Or Sunset Collection and Bollywood inspired make-up looks for Cannes

Manashi Guha, Sonam Kapoor, Namrata Soni

L’Oréal Paris and Sonam Kapoor unveil the L’Or Sunset Collection and Bollywood inspired make-up looks for Cannes

L’Oréal Paris signs on Namrata Soni as its official beauty expert

Mumbai, May 06, 2013: Celebrating 16 years of glitz and glamour as the official make-up partner for Festival De Cannes, L’Oréal Paris announced its plans for the prestigious festival and welcomed on board Namrata Soni as their official beauty expert. With the Festival De Cannes celebrating ‘100 years of Indian Cinema’ this year, L’Oréal Paris plans to commemorate the occasion with ‘L’Or Sunset,’ a ground-breaking makeup collection paying tribute to Bollywood.

Sonam Kapoor flagged off the Cannes festivities by unveiling six iconic Bollywood inspired looks created by Namrata Soni using the limited edition L’Or Sunset product range. Indian and international L’Oréal Paris brand ambassadors will sport Bollywood inspired make up. This year, Sonam Kapoor will be present for the Cannes film festival opening ceremony on 15th May and on the 16th of May 2013.

Manashi Guha – Marketing Manager, L’Oréal Paris said, “Cannes has always been a great platform for us to create and showcase make-up trends. This time, with Cannes celebrating ‘100 years of Indian Cinema’, L’Oréal Paris is honored to launch a limited edition L’Or Sunset make-up collection to commemorate the occasion. Namrata Soni who joins us as our official beauty expert; has created six exceptional Bollywood inspired make-up looks using the L’Or Sunset range. These looks will be worn by our Indian and international ambassadors on the Cannes red carpet. All our ambassadors have always dazzled the red carpet at Cannes and this year is going to be no different.”

The gorgeous Sonam Kapoor said, “This is my third visit to Cannes and my first time walking the red carpet for the opening ceremony. Being the glamorous event that it is with the spotlight of the world on it, there is a lot of planning that goes into creating my red-carpet looks. The looks that L’Oréal Paris has launched today are fabulous because they add a modern twist to classic iconic Bollywood looks and are extremely trendy. Kudos to Namrata for creating these gorgeous looks for us!”

Official beauty expert for L’Oréal Paris Namrata Soni said, “This is the first time that I will be going to Cannes as an official beauty expert for L’Oréal Paris. It is a dream come true to be a part of a prestigious event like Cannes with L’Oréal Paris because they truly set global make-up trends on such a grand platform. Makeup has been such an integral part of Bollywood and I believe the looks from L’Or Sunset completely encapsulate its history while giving one a glimpse of the future as well.”

The spectacular L’Or Sunset range of products is just what you need to create a stir on the red carpet with make-up looks that exude sheer elegance and glamour. L’Or Sunset by L’Oréal Paris includes variants of gold sparkled nail paints from the Le Vernis set of products, darker than night – Super Liner for the eyes, a set of perfect matte lip colours from the Color Riche Matte Mania range and an outstanding eye shadow palette with earthy tones. The L’Oréal Paris L’Or Sunset range is available at all L’Oréal Paris counters across the country.

Every May, media and fans across the world train their sights on the prestigious Festival de Cannes as the crème de la crème of world cinema descend to the south of France for the 11 day long festival. L’Oréal Paris contributes annually to the magic and beauty of the event’s most prestigious celebration of global cinema. This year L’Oréal Paris brand ambassadors will light up the Cannes red carpet sporting makeup looks inspired by Bollywood makeup over the years.

India will be represented at Cannes by brand ambassadors Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto who are all set to work their magic on the red carpet once again.

About L’Oréal Paris:

Present in more than 120 countries, L’Oréal Paris provides accessible luxury for all those who demand excellence in beauty. A philosophy which stems from the research carried out in our laboratories and our will to make professional expertise accessible. Icons of the arts, fashion and beauty, our spokespeople are passionate and talented individuals. These women and men of all ages, looks and origins are sources of inspiration for our generation thanks to their vision, engagement and talent. Some of the iconic & innovative products from the L’Oreal Paris portfolio available in India are Excellence Crème, Total Repair 5 hair care, Youth Code, Fall Repair, Revitalift, Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Color Riche lipsticks, Superliners and True Match foundations.

L’Oréal Paris truly believes that, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity or look, “you’re worth it”.

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Action Abraham creates hysteria

Having been part of 2 100 crore films ,John Abraham with the stupendous success of Balaji’s gangster entertainer Shootout at Wadala, looks well on his way to being amongst the most celebrated actors this year ,with an ever-increasing fan base ,proof of which is the hysteria the actor created as he visited the popular G7 multiplex in the suburbs.

Apart from John Abraham being mobbed right at the entrance of the multiplex ,as he came to catch reactions of his recent release, audiences from adjacent shows too left the screens half way to catch a glimpse of him, to a point where the situation got out of control – Despite 7 bodyguards accompanying John, additional security had to be called for to handle the frenzy.

Says a source, “As news of John’s arrival at the theater chain spread , public from all over entered in huge numbers……People from the theaters left their films mid-way to catch a glimpse of him…..With a span of few minutes the crowd got uncontrollable and John was made to wait in the theatre’s basement office for an hour or so until the crowd dispersed”.

Confirming the news says Tanuj Garg,CEO,Balaji Motion Pictures , “John’s presence unleashed mass hysteria at Gaiety (theatre at G7 Multiplex).”

Starring John Abraham in the lead, Balaji’s Shootout at Wadala that saw its first weekend domestic total of Rs 33.10 crores nett released 3rd May 2013.


PZNZ Media’s Ishkq in Paris to release 24th May 2013

Shot extensively in the romantic city of Paris, Preity Zinta ‘s maiden production Ishkq in Paris is soon to see its release on the 24th May,2013,where an announcement was made at the film’s press conference.

Directed by Prem Raj,starring Preity Zinta , Rhehan Malliek and renowned French actress and two-time Academy nominee Isabelle Adjani ,the contemporary romance takes audiences through the journey of two complete strangers who end up spending the evening together in the romantic city of Paris only to cross paths once again in an unusual encounter.

Talking about the film said director Prem Raj “We are happy to announce that Ishkq is Paris is set to release 24th May…the film is extensively shot in Paris on par global parameters…Its a contemporary light hearted film ,with something for everyone”.

Under Preity Zinta’s home production banner PZNZ Media, Ishkq In Paris comes to a theatre near you 24th May 2013 which is distributed by PVR and overseas by B4U.


Bipasha Basu turns to the TRX Rip for her upcoming film

Bipasha Basu who will next feature in a never-seen-before athletic avatar in Bhushan Kumar & Vikram Bhatt’s Creature has taken to the TRX Rip Trainer , a portable training tool ,which is a huge fad in Singapore to develop a toned physique preparing herself for the grueling schedule ahead.

Explaining how the TRX functions says Bipasha, “ I saw TRX Rip training in Singapore and I bought it. I will start shooting for my thriller Creature from June and I need a particular kind of body for the film. I have to be much leaner and toned. I had put on a little weight for my last film Aatma and need to lose that. Rip Training utilizes a lever bar and resistance cord that challenges the body in all three planes of motion — reps, sets and workout. It utilizes the same asymmetrical loading we encounter every day, like carrying groceries, picking up your child, throwing a ball, or performing athletic movements such as swimming, running, and biking.” Adding that , “ I need another couple of weeks to get to the shape I want to achieve … Creature requires a lot of physical work so I need to be fit.”


SME Strikes World Wide Artist Development Deal With Swedish Independent TEN Music Group

Sony Music Entertainment and Swedish music company TEN Music Group today announced a new artist development-focused strategic relationship covering global A&R and distribution.

Under terms of the multi-year agreement, Sony Music – which was introduced to TEN Music Group by Dr. Luke – will have exclusive first-look rights to the recordings and releases of all artists signed to TEN, and provide TEN with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York.

Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment said, “The team at TEN Music understands artist development and they have proven they know how to successfully identify talent with global appeal. We are delighted to welcome TEN to the Sony Music family as we further grow our creative business around the world.”

Ola Hakansson, Chairman/CEO, TEN Music Group said, “We are delighted to be a part of the Sony Music family and to have the opportunity to establish the first ever Swedish record company in U.S.”

TEN Music Group was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2006 by Hakansson and co-founders/partners Adis Adamsson, Tommy Tysper, Mack Sepehrmanesh, Gustav Jonsson and Eric Hasselqvist. TEN Music Group functions primarily as a one-stop solution for artists with operations in recordings, publishing, production, studios and management all under one umbrella. The flourishing indie currently runs five recording studios in Sweden and represents Swedish acts and producers such as Icona Pop, Elliphant, Niki & The Dove, Erik Hassle, Elof Loelv, and Zara Larsson.

Adis Adamsson, Senior Vice President, TEN Music Group, will oversee the international operation based out of Los Angeles and report to Hakansson.

Adamsson said, “We are looking forward to working closely with the great labels at Sony Music and their creatively driven teams to develop international artists for an international market.”

Ketchum Sampark Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India


More than 60% Unbanked masses of 1.2 billion Indians can now INSTANTLY Transfer and Receive Money across India.

Oxigen launches OxiCash Money Transfer,

India’s First Non – Banked Mobile Wallet

That Powers the Unbanked masses to Transfer Money.

History jointly created by National Payments Corporation of India and Oxigen.

OxiCash unveils its Instant Money Transfer Service. A service that enables the unbanked masses of India, to transfer money without any hassles to any bank account and receive money into the Wallet 24 x7.

This service is a boon to the underprivileged segment of India’s population, who have been unable to avail the benefits of money transfers due to non-availability of Bank account. They would all now be able to transfer and receive funds from any bank into the OxiCash Wallet.

These money transfers are instant & made on real time , and is made possible by NPCI, using IMPS (Immediate Payment Service).

The tie up of NPCI with Oxigen’s mobile e-wallet, ”OxiCash”, makes OxiCash India’s First Non Banked wallet (approved by RBI), to make Instant money transfers to any bank, receive funds into the OxiCash Wallet from any bank, anytime, anywhere, 24*7!

Speaking at the occasion, Mr Pramod Saxena, Chairman & Managing Director, Oxigen said,” It is indeed a proud moment for Oxigen, to be a pioneer, once again! Having launched India’s first wallet OxiCash in 2008, and now with NPCI, Oxigen is the “India’s First” , in mobile payment space, to launch an Instant 24×7 money transfer service, using IMPS on the OxiCash wallet. We are happy that our pioneering efforts continue to facilitate financial inclusion. The OxiCash money transfer service would be available at more than 100 thousand Oxigen retailers across the country to help the unbanked masses with an instant remittance service “.

Mr A.P Hota, MD and CEO of National Payments Corporation of India, announced ,while inaugurating the service,“This is an unique experiment of inter-operability between bank accounts and wallet accounts. A new vista of financial transactions open up with this project.”

The tie up for Money Transfers between NPCI and Oxicash would be 3 fold:

1. OxiCash to Bank Account using beneficiary’s Bank account number and IFSC code :

27 banks are live on date, to execute Money Transfers, from OxiCash to any Bank Account as specified by a customer using the Beneficiary’s Bank account number and Bank IFSC code, as listed in http://www.npci.org.in/impsIFSC3.aspx with 14 more banks in pipeline.

2. OxiCash to Bank Account using Beneficiary’s Mobile Number and Mobile Money ID (MMID) :

55 major Banks are live on date,to execute Money transfers from OxiCash to any Bank account where the customer specifies the Beneficiary’s Mobile Number and Mobile Money ID (MMID), which is issued by Banks, as per list given in http://www.npci.org.in/impsmerpayp2p.aspx, with remaining 6 banks in pipeline.

3. Bank Account to OxiCash eWallet using OxiCash registered Mobile Number and MMID (8888888):

55 major banks are live on date, to execute Money transfers from a Bank account to OxiCash wallet where customer specifies the Beneficiary’s OxiCash Mobile Number and Mobile Money ID (MMID) as 8888888, as per list given in http://www.npci.org.in/impsmerpayp2p.aspx with remaining 6 banks in pipeline.

Additionally, a customer can also transfer funds from an OxiCash wallet to another OxiCash Wallet

Customers now need not wait for a long periods of time to get refunds. They also benefit from this service’s Instant refunds system.

OxiCash Money Transfer service is available both Online ( www.oxicash.in) and on mobile, using a Mobile Application (Android application) and available on simple text SMS also.

This wallet is available pan India and can be created over a simple SMS.

The OxiCash wallet can be funded initially at any of Oxigen’s 1,00,000 retail touch points or through IMPS without visiting any retail touch points.

The steps to use OxiCash Money transfer services are easy and as follows:

On the OxiCash Website, www.oxicash.in

Go to http://www.oxicash.in/


2. The customer selects the payment type as per choice: Using Account Number/IFSC Code or MMID/Mobile Number Combination

3. The customer selects the option Wallet to Any Bank (Account Number)

· The customer logs on using his/her wallet number and the OxiCash Password

· The customer enters the beneficiary account number and the IFSC Code

· The customer enters the OTP received to authenticate the payment

· The money transfer is done and updated balance is displayed on the screen

4. The customer selects the option

5. The customer selects the option Wallet to Any Bank (MMID)

· The customer logs on using his/her wallet number and the OxiCash Password

· The customer enters the beneficiary mobile number and MMID

· The customer enters the OTP received to authenticate the payment

· The money transfer is done and updated balance is displayed on the screen

Using Mobile Banking

To Send money, the customer uses either a combination of Mobile Number and MMID or Account Number and IFSC Code.

1. The customer wants to send money using Account Number and IFSC Code

SEND IMPS*Account Number*IFSC Code*Amount*OxiCash Password*Remark

to 9870888888 / 9971888888

2. The customer wants to send money using Mobile Number and MMID

SEND IMPS*Beneficiary Mobile Number*MMID*Amount*OxiCash Password*Remark

to 9870888888 / 9971888888

The information is also available on IMPS mobile site (accessible through the mobile phone browser) at http://imps.npci.org.in

Company Information:

About Oxigen:

Oxigen Services India Pvt. Ltd. an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, is India’s First and Largest Payments Solutions Provider.

Oxigen is in the business of service aggregation, distribution and payment processing/collections for a number of Operators , Services Providers and Banks , pan India . The services include: Prepaid, Postpaid & Subscription based services like Mobile Recharge, Bill Payments , Ticketing and Subscriptions for all leading Telecom operators, Direct-to-home TV Operators, Internet Broadband Service providers, Railways/ Airlines/Bus/Movie Ticketing, Bill Payments (for Utilities, Post-paid Bills, Landline bills), Prepaid Value-added services, Subscription services (Music & Movie downloads ,Internet Packs, Magazines etc) Donations, Calling Cards, Insurance and a large bouquet of Banking services on a single platform.

Oxigen has a retail footprint of 100,000 outlets & has 30 million transactions per month. Oxigen works closely with SBI, Yes Bank Money, ICICI, and many other banks, for a variety of services like Money transfer, Banking Kiosks , Account opening , UID related Aadhar cards, etc.

Oxigen provides merchant payments to many such telecom operators, bank-led m/e-Wallets and online Banking portals like Airtel Money, ICICI Quick Shopping, SBI, HDFC, Corporation Bank and many more.

Oxigen has joint hands with Banks for enablement of various services like SBI Kiosk Banking, ICICI Bank for Saral Money Card & Yes Bank for Money transfer services, at Oxigen Outlets,.

Oxigen is also the technology provider for India’s first Full Service eWallet from State Bank of India called MobiCash, with cash-in/out, peer to peer, wallet to any Bank, Merchant payments as well, and has also as partnered to ensure market availability of MobiCash at Oxigen retail.

Oxigen is in partnership with Blue Label Telecom (South Africa). Website: http://www.myoxigen.com and http://www.oxicash.in/

About NPCI:

NPCI is a registered company under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956. It is promoted by 10 banks in India under the aegis of the Indian Banks Association with majority shareholding by Public Sector Banks. It has been identified by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Indian Banks Association (IBA) as the umbrella organization for all retail payment systems in the country. The 10 promoter banks are State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Union Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Citibank and HSBC. www.npci.org.in

For more information

Contact Person at NPCI

Mr. Rajesh Dangwani, Manager-IMPS, National Payments Corporation of India

C-9, 8th Floor, RBI Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai – 400 051

Tel. No. : 022-26573150| Fax:022 2657 1001 | Mobile:+91 8108108620

Email: imps@npci.org.in

Website: http://www.npci.org.in

Contact Person at Oxigen :

Ms.Meher Sarid, President – Corporate and Customer Management;

Oxigen Services India Private Limited ,

257, Udhoyg Vihar, Phase 1 Gurgaon, Haryana, 122016.

Telephone: +91-124 3950106, 0124-6773300, email: Meher.sarid@myoxigen.com;

Website: www.myoxigen.com , www.oxicash.in

Contact Person at Fourth Estate:

Mr. Srijan Bhandari, Sr. Image Executive

Fourth Estate India

A-28, Third Floor, Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016

Mobile No: – 09910785658, Tel: – 01164646427

Email: – srijan.bhandari@fourthestateindia.com

Website: www.fourthestateindia.com


Kangana Ranaut – Gangster Entertainer’s favorite moll

Kangana Ranaut who plays the love interest of the notorious Manya Surve in Balaji Motion Pictures’ Shootout at Wadala, is fast becoming gangster entertainers ‘favorite moll of all time.

After receiving rave reviews for her performances in Anurag Basu’s Gangster and Milan Luthria’s Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai where she essayed the role of infamous gangsters ‘ moll ,Kangana Ranaut managed to score a hattrick with her 3rd portrayal in a similar genre .

Playing “Vidya” , Manya Surve’s undying and unflinching love interest,very few know that Kangana ‘s role was especially chalked out as director Sanjay Gupta learnt of the character’s existence through his interaction with the police .

Says acclaimed critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh,”Kangana delivers a wonderful performance [especially towards the final moments] and stands her own despite the presence of actors with challenging characters.”

All praise for the actress says director Sanjay Gupta, “Kangana is the tender soul of a very dangerous and violent world depicted in SAW. And its amazing how she has portrayed the character of Vidya minus any star trappings. She completely surrendered to the role and made it all her own. ”

Apart from playing a gangster in Revolver Rani to a mujhrawalli in Vishwas Rao Patil’s Rajjo,a suburban Delhi woman who sets out on a honeymoon all by herself in Vikas Bahl’s Queen,Kangana also stars alongside Hrithik Roshan in Krrish 3 and Emraan Hashmi in Karan Johar’s Ungli ,making her amongst the most sought after actresses this year.

Unfazed with the success says Kangana Ranaut “I m an actor , I get assignments, I do my work and I stay totally detached from my movies , its good if a film does well but that’s not going to change my attitude or commitment to my work…”.


Radio City ‘Tags’ listeners with Titan

~ Super-fun Activity across 8 cities in association with Titan~

Mumbai, 6th May, 2013: Radio City 91.1 FM plays the ‘Tagged by Titan’ contest, adding onto to the cricket frenzy of the season. The 8 week long activity started on the 30th March across the 8 cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Kolkata.

The contest brings two of the biggest fans, one from each of the opposing teams to fight the ‘war of words’. The contest starts 3 days prior to the match when Radio City calls for entries from the biggest fans of the opponent team in each city. A contestant needs to prove that he/she is the biggest fan by answering Radio City’s quiz correctly. Two winners are chosen from the competing teams across two cities. For example, the biggest fan of Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mumbai and the biggest fan of Mumbai Indians in Bangalore are selected to play the game.

The two winners get to come to the Radio City studios and join our RJs in a debate about their teams. The final clash happens during the match when the biggest fan and the RJ teams up to cheer for their home teams on-air, along with their supporters. The fan who wins this war of words gets to take home a special ‘Tagged by Titan’ watch.

The excitement soars with the RJ calling in listeners to recount their ‘tagged’ moment from the match. A ‘tagged’ moment is an unforgettable moment involving players from both the teams.

The exciting ‘Tagged by Titan’ contest is already in full swing with fans going all passionate about their home teams. The battle climaxes with the IPL finale on the 26th of May.

About Radio City 91.1FM:-

Radio City 91.1FM is India’s first and leading FM radio brand. Promoted by Music Broadcast Private Limited (MBPL), the private FM network has captured the hearts of millions of listeners across 20 FM stations in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Vadodara, Surat, Sholapur, Nagpur, Sangli, Coimbatore, Vizag, Ahmednagar, Akola, Nanded and Jalgaon.

Radio City 91.1FM offers a differentiated listening experience through melodious music to All SEC 12+ audiences across the nation. Aggressively looking at spreading the RadioCity experience across the country, RadioCity 91.1FM is committed to growing the market and creating superlative content for discerning audiences. Radio City 91.1 FM broadcasts round-the-clock using state of the art digital stereo FM for unmatched quality in signal strength, clarity and brilliance.


For further information, please contact:

Aesha / Aritra

aesham@myradiocity.com / aritrac@myradiocity.com

+91 9819421220 / +91 9167848422


Aritra Chowdhury.





The 4th song of Neel Kamal Films Entertainment’s Bhojpuri venture- ‘’ HUMKE DAARU NAAHI MEHRAROO CHAAHI ‘’ was recorded at Kingsgate Audio Recording studio recently. The song was rendered in the voice of Mohan Rathod under supervision of music director Raj Inder Raj, lyrics, are penned by Ram Sajan Mourya & Yusuf Shaikh. The film is being prodced by Ram Sajan Mourya and directed by Om Prakash yadav. Cast & other credits are under finalisation. The film will mount the set in last week of may at U.P. locals near Jaunpur and Gorakhpur. some portion may be shooted at Silvasa there after.


McAfee to acquire Stonesoft; transaction to strengthen Network Security Portfolio with Next-Generation Firewall

Pending Acquisition Expected to Extend the Success of McAfee’s Security Connected Strategy

India, May 6, 2013 – McAfee today announced the execution of a definitive agreement to initiate a conditional tender offer for the acquisition of Stonesoft Oyj (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: SFT1V), a leading innovator in next-generation network firewall products, for an aggregate equity value of approximately $389 million in cash.

Stonesoft delivers software-based, dynamic, customer-driven, cyber security solutions to secure information flow and simplify security management. Stonesoft’s product portfolio of next-generation firewalls, evasion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions addresses businesses of all sizes. Through the pending acquisition of Stonesoft, McAfee expects to extend its leadership position in network security.

“With the pending addition of Stonesoft’s products and services, McAfee is making a significant investment in next-generation firewall technology. These solutions anticipate emerging customer needs in a continually evolving threat landscape,” said Michael DeCesare, McAfee President. “Stonesoft is a leading innovator in this important market segment. We plan to integrate Stonesoft’s offerings with other McAfee products to realize the power of McAfee’s Security Connected strategy. Stonesoft products will benefit from the collective expertise of more than 7,200 McAfee employees. Leveraging McAfee’s cloud-based Global Threat Intelligence service will provide our combined customers with unparalleled security.”

The rationale for the proposed acquisition is as follows:

· Network security is a vital component of a comprehensive security solution. Next-generation firewalls solve critical customer needs and represent one of the fastest growing market segments in network security.

· Stonesoft is a leading innovator in the next-generation firewall segment. Gartner positioned the company as “visionary” in the 2013 Network Security Firewall Magic Quadrant. Stonesoft achieved “Recommend” status in NSS Labs’ latest 2013 firewall tests.

· With Stonesoft, McAfee expects to grow its network security business by delivering the industry’s most complete network security solution with three leading platforms: McAfee’s IPS Network Security Platform, McAfee’s Firewall Enterprise for the high assurance market segment, and Stonesoft’s next-generation firewall.

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Stonesoft is trusted by more than 6,500 customers across the globe. Stonesoft’s customer base can now benefit from an integrated, comprehensive security solution through McAfee. Similarly, McAfee’s extensive, global customer base will benefit from access to a highly-innovative next-generation firewall. Stonesoft’s innovative next-generation firewall, when combined with McAfee’s market leading IPS and high assurance firewall, provides customers with one of the most complete network security portfolios in the industry.

“The combination of the two companies allows Stonesoft to benefit from McAfee’s global presence and sales organization of over 2,200 employees, best-in-class threat research and technology synergies” said Ilkka Hiidenheimo, Chief Executive Officer of Stonesoft. “Combined, we believe we can offer our customers a world-class product portfolio with world-class support – all backed by Intel.”


For additional information, please reference http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/mcafee-stonesoft.aspx.

About McAfee

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com.

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation delivers software based, dynamic, customer-driven cyber security solutions that secure information flow and simplify security management. Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations that require high availability, ease-of-management, compliance, dynamic security, protection of critical digital assets, and business continuity against today’s rapidly evolving cyber threats. The company leads research into advanced cyber threats and the advanced evasion techniques (AETs) used in stealth, targeted cyber attacks. For more information visit. www.stonesoft.com.

Note: McAfee is a trademark or registered trademark of McAfee, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.


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Misfortune for Oliveira whilst battling for fifth position

Mumbai, May 6, 2013: The Mahindra team was celebrating a third successive top ten finish after today’s Spanish Grand Prix, with rider Efrén Vázquez claiming eighth place in a fighting ride to maintain the all-new MGP3O’s record in its first races.

However, bad luck for Miguel Oliveira meant he missed out on points, after being knocked off then remounting to finish 16th. After starting 15th on the grid, the 18-year-old Portuguese rider had forced his way to near the front of a big pack disputing fourth place when the accident happened on the 11th lap.

For Vázquez (26, from Spain) it was the reward for a strong ride, the MGP3O’s superb handling helping him also battle in the same big group as his team-mate.

The race was stopped early after a crash, the second time in succession a red flag has taken the place of the chequered flag in the very competitive Moto3™ class. This time more than two thirds distance had been completed, and the results were taken from one lap earlier – the 15th of a scheduled 23.

This was the third of 17 rounds, and in every race so far the only Indian team in motorcycle grand prix racing has taken at least one top ten position at every round. Miguel’s misfortune meant it was the first time that Mahindra failed to get both riders in the World Championship points.

The next race is at Le Mans in France in two weeks – another twisty circuit where the brand-new MGP3O’s handling strengths should pay dividends.

The Mahindra machine is the newest on the grid – built, tested and made race-ready in less than six months, and is still at an early stage of development.

EFRÉN VÁZQUEZ – Eighth position

“This is my second top ten this year, and Mahindra has had one or both riders in the top ten at every race so far. This is really important, so finally I am happy with this position. In the race I had a slight problem with the engine temperature coming up, so the bike was not really fast, but the chassis setting was really good, so I could keep fighting with the KTMs in the group. I tried my best – and then the red flag came out. Now I’m looking forward to Le Mans.”

MIGUEL OLIVEIRA – 16th position

“The race was going well. We changed the bike setting from yesterday, and the feeling was quite good and getting better in the race. I was getting to the front of the second group when I touched another rider and we both crashed. I was not happy because I did not think it was my mistake. Now we will try again at the next race. The bike is getting better, and we are beginning to understand the best settings.”


“It was good and bad so we have mixed feelings. It was terrible for Miguel – the accident was not his fault, and he was having a phenomenal race with a potential for fourth place. But we’re glad Efrén pulled off a good race, to help keep Mahindra third in the Constructors’ Championship, and to keep himself in the top ten – he’s tenth overall, and Miguel is seventh.”


About Mahindra Racing

Mahindra Racing became the first Indian team to participate in the FIM MotoGP™ World Motorcycle Racing Championship in 2011 and the Italian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (CIV) in 2012. Racing in the Moto3™ class in MotoGP, Mahindra Racing entered the 2013 season with its own new 4-stroke, single-cylinder 250cc motorcycle developed in conjunction with experienced Swiss firm Suter Racing Technology AG. Experienced Spanish rider Efrén Vázquez (26, from Bilbao) is teamed with exciting Portuguese teenager Miguel Oliveira (18, from Pragal near Lisbon). At the opening round in Qatar, the duo finished with a best-ever double Top 10 result for the only Indian team in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Continuing to leave its mark in Round 2 at the Circuit of The Americas in Texas, Oliveira finished a superlative 5th while Vázquez claimed 14th place.

In the 2012 CIV season, Mahindra Racing competed in the 125 GP Class and became the first team from India to win an international motorsport event, eventually recording six victories from eight races and securing the Constructors’ Championship. In 2013, Mahindra Racing has entered the Moto3™ class in CIV.

For further information please visit: www.mahindraracing.com

About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.

A USD 15.9 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 155,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries.

In 2012, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. In 2013, the Mahindra Group received the Financial Times ‘Boldness in Business’ Award in the ‘Emerging Markets’ category.

Visit us at www.mahindra.com

For further enquiries

Ms. Roma Balwani

Chief Group Communications Officer

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

Phone: +91 22 2490 1441


Mr. Rupert Williamson

Mahindra MotoGP™ consultant

HPS Jardine

Phone: +44 1628 894 836

Mobile: +44 7774 295 147


Ms. Elisa Tamburro

PR and Marketing Manager

Mahindra Racing

Mobile: +39 348 0085351



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my Billimoria Chief Guest at The Fashion Show of

B. D. Somani Institute of Art and Fashion Technology.

B. D. Somani Institute of Art and Fashion Technology is an endeavor to encourage creativity & offer young budding designers & artists the much require guidance & professional training towards career orientation in the ever evolving world of FASHION.

B. D. Somani Institute of Art and Fashion Technology On its annual Function Has organized Fashion Show

“Overall, it was indeed a classy and stylish evening Exclaimed Amy Billimoria”

Who was the chief guest for the Glamorous Fashion Show.

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India’s biggest Education Exhibition on Media, Communication and Design concluded on Sunday

The show witnessed 5000+ students, 50+ exhibitors and over 50 workshops

Mumbai, May 2013: The first edition of ‘Edutainment Show 2013’at J W Marriott on 4th and 5th May 2013 concluded today with an overwhelming response from 5000+ students. The two day event by Event Capital and Supreme Group witnessed 50 exhibitors and 50 sessions by illustrious educationalists on Media, Communication & Design industry. The exhibitors at the event included Shiamak, InstitutoMarangoni, Frameboxx, North Point, Party Map, Flame, ISB&M, Theater professionals, FX School, Whistling Woods, GD Goenka Design, Ecole, INIFD, FAD, Team I, Modart, BIG Aims, DY Patil, Loaureate Art architecture and design, NIFT, SPICE, ISDI, GIA, School of broadcasting and communication, Virtual Voyage, Institute of Digital Marketing, MACC, Indira, One School Goa and Raffel Design amongst others.

The veteran speakers shared valuable real-world working experience with the participants highlighting the following:

· Fashion Design(AD Singh, Salim Asgarally, Shane and Falguni Peacock)

· Festival Design (Martin Dacosta)

· Film Making on a digital medium(Vikramaditya Motwane and Saurabh Shukla, moderated by Vinay Mishra, hamaramovies)

· Career in Music and events (Owen Roncan)

· Uploading videos on you tube (David Macdonald)

· Career in Animation and Gaming (Manish Agarwal)

· Career in Sports(Nilesh Kulkarni)

· Design as a solution to a problem (A. Murugunatham)

· Digital marketing (Sai Nagesh)

· Digital PR (M Subramaniam)

· Career in Fashion (Dr. Sanjay Gupta)

Highlights of the event:

· FAD International launched its Fashion Styling courses in association with London College of Style. The courses were launched with a high octane fashion show that showcased Resort wear collection of Designer Jaya Mishra

· Arunachalam Muruganantham, Founder of Jayashree Industries: He spoke about how Design has served as a solution to a problem. His invention of the cheapest machine for Sanitary Pads is a wake-up call to companies like J& J and P& G. Through his innovation he aims to liberalize the women community of the lower strata of the society

· Shiamak Davar’s Dance Workshop: For all those who love dance Shiamak’s troop through the workshop and a stunning performance invited everyone to come together to celebrate dance.

· HumaraMovie’s Panel discussion with Vikramaditya Motwane, Saurabh Shukla & Ali Hussein: The panelist shared their insights on the topic “Move Making in the Digital Environment” where each of them highlighted the growth of the online medium being trigger to create innovative and newer content through Social platforms

· GD Goeanka Fashion School: GD Goeanka launched a Design and Fashion school in collaboration with Politecnico Di Milano, Italy

India’s media & entertainment industry is about to brace itself for exciting times ahead as the sector is projected to grow at a CAGR of 14 percent to reach US$ 28.1 billion by 2015. Therefore, ‘The Edutainment Show 2013’ brought together veterans like Pradyumna Vyas (Dean NID), Shane & Falguni Peacock (Designers), Martin Da costa (C.E.O, Seventy Event Management Group),Vikramaditya Motwane (Film Director), Shantanu Sheorey (Dean, One School Goa),Owen Roncon (Director, Fountainhead Promotions & Events), Hrridayash Deshpandey (Director D Y P DC Center of Automotive Research and studies), Salim Asgarally (Fashion Designer), AD Singh (Fashion Designer), Manish Agarwal (CEO Reliance Digital), Hemant Kenkre (Lintas), Neeraj Roy (Hungama), Josy Paul (BBDO), Pradeep Hirani (Kimaya), Roshan Abbas (Encompass), Arunachalam Muruganantham (CEO of Jayashree Industries/inventor of cheapest machine for making sanitary pads), Dr. Sanjay Gupta (GD Goenka)amongst others who enhanced the students about the future relevance & acceptance of this industry. Each session enabled the students to interact with the speakers in their respective field of expertise to understand the changing paradigms.

Deepak Choudhary, Curator of The Edutainment Show (Founder of EMDI Institute of media and communication, EventFAQS media) says, “The objective of the summit was to highlight the potential of each sector and bring alive the opportunities it provides to the aspirants. We have achieved our goal by reaching the students who were looking for a relative career and here in they learned the career prospects in their field on interest. We have a vision of educating the participants every year with the development in the field of Media, Communication and Design highlighting the career scope and potential growth in each sector. Also, The Edutainment Show in year two will target Delhi and in year three, Bangalore.”

Pradyumna Vyas, NID Dean says “I am proud to associate with the Edutainment Show and indeed the first season was a great success. I am glad to witness the student enthusiasm that will potentially make a difference in the fields of media, communication and design. Truly hope that this property benefits many many more students across India.”

Subhash Ghai, Founder Whistling Woods comments, “I am glad to know a platform such as edutainment show was launched by Event Capital, as it benefited the students tremendously in analyzing the market for their respective courses before they take a plunge into it. Student benefiting programs are always seen in the west and I’m glad India is catching up on it and I am sure lot of the student fraternity will benefit from a show like this, which offers such wide spectrum”.

Shantanu Sheorey, Dean One School Goa adds “Information when shared becomes knowledge. The Edutainment Show 2013 was an excellent and one of a kind platform for young minds to engage with leading industry professionals in expanding their awareness of industry realities, education and career opportunities in real time.”

Event Capital

Event capital is the venture by Laqshya Outdoor to create sizable event Intellectual Properties, which include IPs in Entertainment, Sports, Fashion, Education, Design and Media space. Mr. Alok Jalan(MD of Event Capital)brings this platform with a vision of educating the participants with the changing trends in the field of Media, Communication and Design.

Supreme World

Supreme Group is one of India’s leading Corporations with business interests spread across Mining, Textiles, Petrochemicals, Real Estate, Film Production and Live Events. Promoted and Managed by Mr. Jeeten Dutt, the Supreme Group forays into the Trade Show / Exhibition and IP space as a joint owner and co-organizer of The Edutainment Show. Creating value in the above industry sectors by supporting and initiating ground-breaking concepts is what the group aims at.



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Bollywood visits Tinsel Town
The small screen is no longer small and the stars of COLORS’ Madhubala are out to prove the same. Having admitted that he is a Salman fan, RK aka Vivian has decided to take his fascination with Salman one step further and will be seen donning his Bodyguard avatar. Dressed up as Lovely Singh, he will be seen wooing Madhubala who has decided to go back in time to the 70’s. Dressed as Shanti from Om Shanti Om, Drashti will be seen mesmerizing RK, who will fall back in love with her all over again. Sources from the set tell us that RK was very particular about his look and its authenticity, and he worked very hard to make sure that he looks the part he has chosen to play. Drashti on the other hand made sure that her hair and makeup was perfect, and was seen rehearsing Mumtaz’ adaa in her vanity van. Well well, looks like Bollywood really is visiting tinsel town. Way to go people!!

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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