Marks & Spencer “Fashion Night” commences the Aircel Chennai Open 2013

Marks & Spencer “Fashion Night” commences the Aircel Chennai Open 2013

Marks and Spencer, the ‘Official Fashion Show Partner’ of Aircel Chennai Open 2013

Marks and Spencer, one of UK’s leading retailers, in association with IMG Reliance hosted the ultimate fashion extravaganza as the ‘Official Fashion Show Partner’ of India’s only ATP World Tour championship, the Aircel Chennai Open 2013. The inaugural night of the coveted tennis tournament saw the presence of eminent personalities from the world of fashion and sports.

The evening was unfolded by Vijay Amritraj, hosting the glamorous evening true to his impeccable style. Over 200 guests along with Venu Nair, Managing Director Marks & Spencer Reliance India and Sumit Kumar, Head of Marketing, Marks & Spencer Reliance India attended the fashion event which showcased the latest looks and must-have pieces from across M&S’ popular clothing brands.

Some of this season’s most fashionable outfits were modeled by Somdev Devvarman, Marin Cilic, Flavio Cipolla, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Yuki Bhambri. Somdev who walked the ramp for M&S said, “Other than the tournament where we enjoy many exciting moments, the fashion night is an event players really look forward to attending. It was nice to sport very stylish outfits by Marks & Spencer”.

The fashion fiesta also saw an entrenching chat of Vijay Amritraj with Venu Nair along with star players of the night, making the night alive. Speaking at the event Venu Nair said: “Tonight we‘ve been able to showcase the very best of our fashion collections at this exclusive event bringing together tennis and fashion on one stage. We are extremely pleased with the positive responses that the M&S collection received from players and guests alike. This event is just a beginning to mark in a fantastic new year and we at M&S India are extremely excited to welcome it with full furor.”

The collection showcased the stylish, aspirational fashion collection across M&S’ popular fashion ranges including M&S women’s wear brands :

· Autograph – Luxurious, chic and sophisticated, the range embodies understated, international style.

· per una – Alive with romance and drama, the clothes are feminine, vibrant and passionate.

· Indigo Collection – Soft, pretty and coordinated casualwear, the collection is perfect for women who need easy style for a busy life.

· Stylish, dependable but still inspiring, M&S Woman brings you the great value clothes you love.

And menswear brands:

Collezione – inspired by all things Italian, the collection expresses confidence and attention to detail in every suave, stylish piece.

Autograph – Luxurious, chic and sophisticated, the range embodies understated, international style.

Should you require any additional information, please feel free to contact

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Tata Water Plus signed as the Official Hydration Partner of AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2013

Chennai, December 31st, 2012: Tata Water Plus, the country’s first nutrient fortified packaged drinking water, the first water of its kind in India, is the Official Hydration Partner for the 18th edition of the Aircel Chennai Open.

This will be the first year of partnership for Tata Water Plus where the brand will be the Official Hydration Partner for the Aircel Chennai Open. The deal kick starts this December, when Tata Water Plus will provide the much-needed hydration for the mega-event, which is scheduled to take place from 31st December 2012 to 6th January 2013. With more than 35000 spectators over the week, 92 players, 200 player support staffs, 50 player guests and 2000 accredited officials; Tata Water Plus will fulfil the hydration requirements of a large number of people during the event schedule at SDAT Tennis Stadium.

The 18th edition of Aircel Chennai Open has one of the strongest playing fields ever featuring an impressive line-up of tennis players including the Top 20 players- Tomas Berdych, Janko Tipsarevic, Marin Cilic and crowd’ favourite Stanislas Wawrinka. Both Indian and International participants will compete for the coveted title.

Mr. Arvind Shukla, Vice President and Head, Marketing and Innovations NourishCo Beverages Ltd, Tata Water Plus said, ‘‘It is a pleasure to associate with the Aircel Chennai Open 2013, India’s only ATP World Tour championship. This will be our first year as the Official Hydration Partner. We believe adequate hydration and quality nutrition are important aspects of athletic endeavours like professional tennis and other sports which require stamina and strength. We can offer just that with Tata Water Plus as it is nutritionally rich and goes beyond quenching thirst to promoting everyday good health. We are looking forward to a great and longstanding association.”

Commenting about the partnership, Mr. Ashu Jindal, COO, IMG Reliance said,” We are pleased that Tata Water Plus has chosen Aircel Chennai Open to represent their brand in its most high profile partnership. We are excited to partner with Tata Water Plus to build a new and innovative model for sponsorships.”

ABOUT AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2013

The USD 430,000 Aircel Chennai Open, owned by IMG and operated and organized by IMG Reliance, is India’s only and South Asia’s premier ATP World Tour Open 250 event. Started in 1996, by IMG, a global leader in sports management and marketing, the tournament has completed sixteen successful years of existence, branding Chennai and India on the global tennis map thus creating a legacy of sorts of promoting international tennis in India. Winner of the prestigious ATP’s Player Services Award of Excellence (2006) for its outstanding organization and wonderful hospitality towards the participants and ATP’s Best Marketing Award (2008), the event has acquired the status of a much sought-after tennis event for both players and fans alike in the International tennis circuit. The 18th edition of the tournament will be held from December 31, 2012 to January 6, 2013 at the SDAT Tennis stadium in Nungambakkam, Chennai. The tournament is conducted in Chennai under the aegis of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and is organized with the active collaboration of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) and Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA).

ABOUT TATA WATER PLUS:

Tata Water Plus – India’s First nutrient Water– is redefining the water category. The first water of its kind in India, it is nutritionally rich and goes beyond quenching thirst to promoting everyday good health. It looks and tastes like normal water but with the added goodness of nutrients that are bio-available. This means that these nutritional inputs are in a form that can be easily absorbed by the body. Tata Water Plus is currently available in –a Zinc variant in 2 formats, a 750ml PET bottle and a 200ml Pouch. Zinc is an essential micronutrient known to help strengthen the immune system

About NourishCo:

A joint venture between Tata Global Beverages Limited and PepsiCo India Holdings Private Limited, NourishCo aims to provide meaningful hydration solutions in the non-carbonated, ready-to-drink beverages segment in India and around the world.

NourishCo is keenly focused on enhancing the hydration category in India. The portfolio includes 3 Products which straddle the Beverages space: Tata Gluco + , a glucose based drink in an affordable cup format, Tata Water Plus, Nutrient Water, an innovative product that seeks to provide essential micronutrients and Himalayan Natural Mineral Water, pristine source water. The group has built an expansive pipeline of innovations that will be used to fuel growth and create newer hydration solutions.

The JV was formed in 2010 through a joint venture agreement between Tata and PepsiCo India. NourishCo has a vision for growth and has tremendous potential with ‘good for you’ products.

Tata Water Plus, India’s first nutrient water is nutritionally rich and goes beyond quenching thirst to promoting everyday good health. Currently available in a Zinc variant in 2 formats, a 750ml PET bottle and a 200ml Pouch.

Tata Gluco + , a one of its kind glucose based drink available in lemon and orange flavours in a unique cup format, offers the benefit of Glucose Energy, Mineral Salts and Iron providing instant refreshment & recharge.

Himalayan is a Natural mineral water that has been redefining the mineral water category in India. Himalayan is endowed with the wellness of vital organic minerals. The appeal of the Himalayan brand lies in its high quality natural water and premium imagery.

ABOUT IMG RELIANCE:

In 2010 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country. In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the AIFF, to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis–at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

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Back to Back movie for Sahil Anand

Young and talented actor Sahil Anand who proved his mettle in Dharma Productions Student of the Year is in celebration mode. The heartthrob actor was praised for his acting and onscreen presence in the movie. Sahil plays one of the lead characters in the movie. A source close to Sahil says, “Sahil’s hard work has payed-off well and the new upcoming star has already signed two play lead roles in two movies which would be produced by reputed production houses.” Though the actor doesn’t want to reveal much about his upcoming projects but is quiet excited to shoot with an award winning director whose last movie got lots of appreciations in various Film Festivals.

Sahil couldn’t stop thanking God for the blessing he received as he has got back to back projects. His performance in SOTY was liked by the audience and critics alike and this has helped him to be considered as a lead material. He will start shooting for one of films from Mid-December and is quiet excited about it and is working hard to get into the skin of the character.

According to sources the former Roadies participant will be seen essaying a different role as compared to his debut movie. The movie will show him in a new avatar and Sahil is kicked about the way he looks in the movie.

Sahil doesn’t like doing things over the top and like to take one thing at a time and doesn’t want to reveal much about the projects. He would be busy shooting for the movie round the clock and will not be partying this New Year. .He confirms “Yes i am doing two films as the main lead and very soon the official announcement will be made for the same”

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1. Why Dheradhun Diary?

Its hard hitting subject about a real life murder case. The whole story around this murder reflects strongly on our social realities . Its about corruption in politics , security & judiciary systems and how a common man is affected by it. Deraadhun Diary is a need of this times . It’s a reaction to the horrible & inhuman incidents like what happened in Delhi rape case. Dehraadun diary depicts people’s uprising against corruption at all levels.

2. Why Dheradhun as Location ?

Film is based on real life muder case , which happened few years back in UP. Dheradhun was part of UP that time. Hence it is placed in Dheradhun so that we can understand the kind complexities of northern politics.

3. Why “Ab to System ki bhi bajegi “ ?

Though apparently we are living in the biggest democracy of the world,
we are suffering from old feudal, aristocratic and dictator system of
power and politics. And this becomes even more evident when murder
cases like Jessica Lal, Priyadarshani, Arushi, happens and the murderers
roam around free because they are influential. They use their power to
manipulate every system to their advantage.
In Dehraadun Diary I trace the journey of murder victim’s family to
get the justice. And the journey is incredibly difficult and full of
horror. The myth of Democracy breaks here and we see the ugly face of
our traditional society. Its not about particular person or particular
community, but its about our inborn attitude to run down others just
based on his caste, religion or economical difference…attitude of
false superiority by birth…so when weak person becomes powerful
…he does the same and he crushes others by the same rule set by the
earlier sick traditions…then who is to blame…how will this whole
thing would change…
Or else the rapes in running bus will keep on happening…murders in
broad daylight will be the order of the day…
Dehraadun Diary gives you a platform to share this urgent call on the
crime, violence and political corruption related to such crimes…
I hope I will be able to touch the innermost fears of people and bring
them face to face with it…so that we could find answers to mindless
violence and its mentors…

4. Tell about Casting ?

The IAS officer’s son who is murdered is played by Rohit Bakshi , a handsome & brilliant actor from TV.

Rajini, lead of “Mrs Kaushik ki 5 Bhauye “ , plays the daughter of politician for who murder is committed . She is outstanding performer.

Adhyayan Suman plays a role of brother of victim who fights for the justice. People will discover the brilliant actor & superb screen persona in Adhyayan in this film.

Rati Agnihotri plays mother brilliantly .

Main Villain played by bad boy Vishal Bhosale is an absolute discovery . Every actor is perfectly fit for each character . Hence Dheradhun Diary looks a very real film.

5. How it is being marketed ?

Our Presenter Dr. Arun Sharma and Producers Anita and Yatin Nandwani are doing a great job in releasing the film . They have spent more than 5 Crores on publicity , marketing & distribution . They have out shadowed all other films releasing on the same date. Dehraadun Diary is visible everywhere. So it has to do good on box-office.

6. What are your next project ?

I am promoting the ground sports as against video games by making

“ Rannveer , The Marshall” a film based on various kinds of martial arts. This will be a first Indian film which is completely based on martial arts. Another film I am planning is based on India- Pakistan relationship & the world peace and universal brotherhood. It is called “ Yeh Movie Pakistan mein ban hai”.

Shantanu

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Marks & Spencer “Fashion Night” commences the Aircel Chennai Open 2013

– Marks and Spencer, the ‘Official Fashion Show Partner’ of Aircel Chennai Open 2013 –

Marks and Spencer, UK’s leading retailer, in association with IMG Reliance hosted the ultimate fashion extravaganza as the ‘Official Fashion Show Partner’ of India’s only ATP World Tour championship, the Aircel Chennai Open 2013. The inaugural night of the coveted tennis tournament saw the presence of eminent personalities from the world of fashion and sports.

The evening was unfolded by Vijay Amritraj, hosting the glamorous evening true to his impeccable style. Over 200 guests along with Venu Nair, Managing Director Marks & Spencer Reliance India attended the fashion event which showcased the latest looks and must-have pieces from across M&S’ popular clothing brands.

Some of this season’s most fashionable outfits were modeled by Somdev Devvarman, Marin Cilic, Flavio Cipolla, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Yuki Bhambri. Somdev who walked the ramp for M&S said, “Other than the tournament where we enjoy many exciting moments, the fashion night is an event players really look forward to attending. It was nice to sport very stylish outfits by Marks & Spencer”. The fashion fiesta also saw an entrenching chat of Vijay Amritraj with Venu Nair along with star players of the night, making the night alive. Speaking at the event Venu Nair said: “Tonight we‘ve been able to showcase the very best of our fashion collections at this exclusive event bringing together tennis and fashion on one stage. We are extremely pleased with the positive responses that the M&S collection received from players and guests alike. This event is just a beginning to mark in a fantastic new year and we at M&S India are extremely excited to welcome it with full furor.”

The collection showcased the stylish, aspirational fashion collection across M&S’ popular fashion ranges including M&S’ womenswear brands :

· Autograph – Luxurious, chic and sophisticated, the range embodies understated, international style.

· per una – Alive with romance and drama, the clothes are feminine, vibrant and passionate.

· Indigo Collection – Soft, pretty and coordinated casualwear, the collection is perfect for women who need easy style for a busy life.

· Stylish, dependable but still inspiring, M&S Woman brings you the great value clothes you love.

And menswear brands:

Collezione – inspired by all things Italian, the collection expresses confidence and attention to detail in every suave, stylish piece.

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Ramu enters Berlin

Ram Gopal Varma’s most emotional film till date The Attacks of 26/11 will be screened at the berlinale international film festival 2013.

Confirming the development, producer Parag Sanghavi says, “I am happy that I convinced Ramu to make this film in the first place and it is an honour for us to have our film at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival. It is a matter of prestige for us that we are both in the Panorama as well as the Competition section and to get invited itself is a very big thing.” The Attacks of 26/11 is produced by Alumbra Entertainment and Eros International and directed by Ram Gopal Varma.
The shooting of the film was completed recently and the film has gone into the post production stages to make it in time for the Berlin Festival. The film will release on March 1, 2013.

Not long ago the film received a fillip after the hanging of the 26/11 accused Ajmal Kasab after he was proven guilty. The climax of the film thus changed and enabled get the audience get their high and the Indian masses a shot of adrenaline.

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Shailendra Singh makes patriotism

the in-thing with Made In India!

Patriotism could well be the in-thing now with the Made In India initiative by Shailendra Singh making waves already.

A charity celebration drive on the 1st day of the year to create awakening of happiness, Made In India celebration asks us to be proud to be Indian.
“When Bombay is Mumbai, Madras is Chennai, shouldn’t India be Bharat,” Shailendra Singh in a sentence, puts our minds to work!
An initiative to make us proud of being Indian, the activity on New Year will have a national footprint including Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai among others.
What else could be a better way to ring out the old and bring in the new than with upbeat remix patriotic songs, national anthem being sung by funky, trendy youth who are proud to be Made In India!

Need we say that before the new year comes in, Made In India fever is already catching up with the celebs and masses alike. If you don’t believe us, check out the accompanying pictures!

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Actress Niharika Sharma cancels her New Year performance to denounce Violence against Women

18-year-old Mumbai-based Niharika Sharma who was scheduled to perform at a 5-star hotel in Chennai on New Year’s Eve has cancelled her performance to protest against Violence against Women in India. She is the first actor/performer to do so.

While neither Niharika Sharma nor her manager were available for comment, a spokesperson for the event organizer in Chennai said that Niharika Sharma communicated to them on Saturday morning that saddened and deeply hurt by the ongoing violence against women in India, she is in no mood of celebrating at a 5-star hotel and partying while thousands of women are assaulted, battered, raped and killed in India. She has volunteered to return the advance paid to her, the event organizer confirmed.

Meanwhile, Indian Artistes and Actors Forum (IAAF) which represents thousands of artistes, actors, item dancers and performers across India with over 5000 members has called upon all actors and performers doing stage shows and events across India on New Year’s Eve to denounce violence against women before they start the celebrations.

The death of the valiant Delhi rape victim who succumbed to her injuries after a bold fight – both against her attackers who brutally raped and injured her and then against the infection attacking her body – has left the entire country saddened and angered. While protesting and shouting slogans is one way of expressing anger and disgust, damaging public property or assaulting public servants and media persons will not solve the issue in any way. We need a complete nation-wide attitudinal change towards women. Cancelling events on New Year’s Eve in which organizers have invested huge sums of money will cause great financial losses and will also deprive artistes and dancers of their source of livelihood. Hence we have asked all our members and the film and entertainment fraternity in general to denounce violence against women before their performances. We request performers and event organizers to either read out a message or make an impromptu statement denouncing violence against women, said a press release issued by the IAAF.

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Rozlyn Khan’s anti-rape photo shoot – from drop-dead killer looks to a killer Santa Claus

Now what do we have here. A little birdie sent us this snippet with some photos attached and we could not believe our eyes. Rozlyn Khan in a killer Santa Claus avatar? And that too in support of the Delhi medical student who was brutally raped and was struggling for her life. Of course, these photos were shot before the unfortunate victim succumbed to her injuries that has left a wave of sorrow and anger across the country.

The sexy Rozlyn Khan who normally oozes oomph and panache has a deadly look and killer attitude in a pink color outfit and hugging a pink teddy bear. Now one may say where is the killer element here? Well, if you look closely Rozlyn has a big knife in her hand and she seems to be slicing the neck of the teddy bear. Brutal and gross isn’t it? Well, Rozlyn is known to be brutal at times even when it comes to shedding her clothes.

So we decided to give Rozlyn a tinkle to ask her what’s this all about. Chirped the lovely lass, “Pink is the color adored by most women and a woman is normally soft and sweet yet vulnerable in the society we live in. The photograph you are looking at depicts a woman who is hurt – more emotionally than physically. Rape is not just a physical act. It represents subjugation, control, power and intimidation and is less about the physical act of sex. We know the end result of all rapes – the woman is violated in the cruelest way and remains mentally and emotionally scarred for the rest of her life. I fail to understand why castration is unconstitutional when violence against women is accepted and society tolerates it. When women strip for their career, either in front or behind the camera, society is quick to condemn them – they are either labeled ‘cheap or fast’. We still live in a society dominated by men and all this talk about equality of the sexes is mere humbug – just fit for conferences and seminars in air-conditioned 5 star hotels. The truth is women are still dominated by men in all walks of life.

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Sunburn 2012 reaches a resounding climax with DJs Paul Van Dyk and Roger Sanchez

~The 6th edition of the festival draws a colossal turnout of over 150,000 fans over three days at Goa’s Candolim Beach~

Mumbai, December 29, 2012: Sunburn 2012, came to a bedazzling close as EDM idol and Grammy nominee DJ Paul Van Dyk along with Latin house legend and Grammy winner Roger Sanchez enraptured a packed house of over 75,000 Sunburnites on the final day of Asia’s premier music festival. Reinforcing Sunburn’s position as Asia’s biggest and most prominent music festival, the 6th edition of Sunburn witnessed an unprecedented response this year with the three day turnout totaling to over 150,000 visitors. Sunburn this year also tied up with YouTube to LIVE stream the festival’s three enthralling days across 120 countries, reaching a global audience of over 1.2 million fans around the world. The 2012 edition of Sunburn Goa, which takes place every year at Goa’s Candolim beach has so far been the events largest year yet, covering 2 grounds, 7 spectacular stages and a staggering line-up of over 50 Indian and international artists.

After a mesmerizing two days filled with spell-binding SFX and pulsating beats, Day 3 at Sunburn 2012 took on a whole new pace and vibe with some of the biggest EDM names in the house. Grammy nominee and globally acclaimed DJ Paul van Dyk, ranked the World´s No. 1 DJ twice by DJ Magazine´s “Top 100 DJs poll” was back at Sunburn for his second year and unleashed a power packed set to a captivated audience who were still reeling from his unforgettable set in 2010. Grammy Award winning producer, remixer and DJ Roger Sanchez, one of the world’s foremost names in house music also returned to Sunburn to a roaring ovation from thousands of fans who set aside all inhibitions and danced with all their energies. Sanchez had previously played at Sunburn 2009. The Grand Finale featured more than 30 Indian and International acts including British house music trio Dirty Vegas, Belgian Techno DJ and producer duo Filterheadz, Indian fusion group Midival Punditz, Arjun Vagale and DJ Pearl amongst a host of other popular names.

Paving the way for fresh talent, Sunburn 2012 also featured a plethora of new artists along with the best commercial DJs from world over. On display this year were Avalon, Sanjay Dutta, Anil Chawla, Firefly, Anish Sood, DJ Shaan, Ash Roy, Tribal Flora and Reggae Rajahs amongst a plethora of young talented DJs.

Sunburn 2012 was more than just spell binding music. Sunburnites heartily indulged in a host of other recreational entertainment on offer. Adventure enthusiasts challenged their skill by rock climbing on the artificial rock wall – a fixture at Sunburn. There was volley ball for Sunburnites interested in sports. And those looking to take to the skies did that through their professionally built kites. A new addition to the list of recreational activities was the music library or for some – a music readers paradise. The library which stocks books on EDM, other genres of music and artists was a huge hit amongst music fans and readers.

Said Mr. Shailendra Singh, Joint Managing Director, Percept Limited. “The 6th edition of Sunburn 2012 has been a massive and overwhelming success. All the credit goes to our passionate and spirited young fans, lakhs of whom have converged here from all across this country and the world. It is their energy and unbridled dedication that makes an experience like this possible. With YouTube LIVE streaming the festival to over 120 countries, our fans have truly put Sunburn and India on the world map of music. We are extremely proud to have hosted the world’s top EDM names including Paul Van Dyk, Roger Sanchez, Sander Van Doorn and Fedde Le Grand this year. In six years, Sunburn has progressed from being Asia’s biggest and most desirable EDM festival, into a movement for social change. The festival has transformed into a platform for India’s young to showcase their enthusiasm and love for music to the world at large.”

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

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

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

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

Artists Lineup – Sunburn Goa 2012

Sander Van Doorn

Funkagenda

Killerwatts

Anil Chawla

Ash Roy

Paul Van Dyk

James Zabiela

Avalon

Nikhil Chinapa

Tuhin Mehta

Fedde Le grand

Norman Doray

Tristan

Rohit Barker

Ma Faiza

BT (Live )

Arnej

RITMO

Jitter ( Live )

V-Society

AN21

Albin Myers

Ace Ventura

Vipul Angrish

Karan Third eye

W&W

Paul Thomas

Talamasca

Sashanti ( Live )

Janux

Richard Durand

Japanese Popstars

John Fleming

Sanjay Dutta

Helium Project

Roger Sanchez

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

Highlight Tribe

Breed

Ankytrixx

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Filterheadz

Arjun Avgale

Lost Stories

Audigramme

Dirty Vegas

Electrypnose

Nawed Khan

Aneesh Gera

Bryan

About Sunburn

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

About Percept:

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

Sunburn – Asia’s biggest and most desired Electronic Dance Music Festival;
Fight Nights –India’s first ever indoor boxing bouts between leading Indian and International boxers
Bollywood Live – The first multi-city Bollywood Dance Music Festival
Champions of the World – A platform that brings together the most celebrated super icons in the arenas of Sports, Cinema, Music, Business Entertainment and Entrepreneurship
LOST – India’s largest Live Music Festival featuring International and domestic talent across various live music genres such as Pop, Rock, Dubstep, House, Reggae, Metal and R&B.
Windsong Music Festival – A festival of story telling through music & art
Superstar India – India’s first validated DJ ranking initiative and dedicated platform for the promotion of Indian DJs.

For Further Information, Please contact:

Dimple Jain: dimple@crosshairscommunication.com #9819910819
Kaumudi Naithani: Kaumudi@crosshairscommunication.com #9833931953
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Rifath Sadiq raised Questions on Government for Women Security at the Press Conference Held for Demanding Full n Final Solution for the problem of sexual harassment and eve teasing matter

Designer Rifath Sadiq, granddaughter of G.M Sadiq (former Prime Minister of Jammu & Kashmir) and associate of Sadiq Memorial Society held a Press Conference at Press Club lighting the recent Gang Rape Case of Delhi which turned the whole nation up-down.

Riftah demanded straight forward justice for the victim and also prayed for the girl’s soul to rest in peace.

She said, “I just want to ask this so called our respected government that if they can spend 29.5 crores on a terrorist like Kasab who had been responsible for the dreadful 26/11 attacks, so why they can’t spend our money on us by taking measures for women security?”

That was a simple question which shocked every person present at the Press Conference.

She further said, “I request all the citizens of India to stop paying Income Tax if government can’t use that money for our security only.”
All these questions raised for the women security are still answerable from the government.

She requested all the good citizens of India that just showing the anger on their social sites will not change the laws, they have to come out of their home and do something for the betterment of our country.

PRESS RELEASE
NO MORE TOLERANCE FOR WOMEN: RIFATH SADIQ

India is considered to be the land where women are treated as much equal as men, but this line only lies in the books. In reality the picture is something differently dark.

The recent Gang Rape Case defines it all. The Brutality, the Inhumanity those 6 men showed on a girl states the mindset of the people that had taken her life. This is not the first time; a girl has become victim to this evil act. It happens every day, everywhere in every state, in our country…whether it would be a railway station, bus stop, offices, public places, etc.

And we take our complains to the guards of public i.e. the respected Police Officials of ours, we get nothing but again been harassed…so where should a women go and ask for justice?

Rifath Sadiq chooses to take a stand instead of sitting at home with TV remote and getting updates of the mayhem going nationwide. She thinks lighting candle, marching towards the politicians’s house is not a solution to the problem. How much to tolerate? How many years women will live this miserable life?

Rifath Sadiq, granddaughter of G.M Sadiq (former Prime Minister of Jammu & Kashmir), holds an honorable degree of Master in Psychology, she is also a costume Designer and has been devoting her life to NGO (Sadiq Memorial Society) est. in 1972. She has been actively involved in providing education to needy children and has always taken a firm stand when it comes for the Rights of Women.

Witnessing the recent case of delhi Gang Rape, she come up with an Idea to stop paying Income Tax to this cheat government and going to any government offices, then they will realize the common man’s power and importance.

Rifath demands a Full and Final Solution for these growing problems of sexual harassment, eve teasing, etc.

She concludes, “I on behalf of every woman residing in India demands democracy, freedom and much above all safety. Please don’t tell us what to dress, teach yourself not to rape.”
Rifath organizes a Press Conference at Press Club on Saturday, 29th of December, 2012 from 4pm onwards to present her views and suggestions to draw a full stop on this growing issues related to women harassment.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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