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LG celebrates the launch of LG G Flex in India

Mumbai, 6thFebruary, 2014: To celebrate the India launch of its flagship curved smartphone LG G Flex, LG Electronics today organized a grand launch party in Mumbai in association with renowned fashion photographer, Mr. Atul Kasbekar. The theme of the party was ‘India at 67’which unveiled the new, vibrant India at 67 years post-Independence, with 12 renowned photographers displaying mesmerizing pictures shot from every nook and corner of 10 different cities in India on Jan 26, 2014.

Welcome to the beginning of Immersive India

The superstar of the night, LG G Flex, sparked conversations on it’s never seen before curved structure, brilliant POLED display, and flexible body and optimized UX. The smartphone’s very pronounced vertical curve hugs the curve of the human face when making a call, putting the mic closer to the face.The G Flex is an absolute knock-out with its beautiful 6 inch curved POLED display, delicate bezels, ergonomic build, and premium feel. The smartphone features Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor and a multi-featured 13MP rear camera. Other features that help it stand out in a crowd of clone smartphones are its Self- Healing Back feature, which is the phone’s defense against the everyday wear-and-tear scratches and nicks, and its button less body with just Rear- Key, that was first introduced in LG G2.

According to Mr. Atul Kasbekar, renowned fashion photographer, “I didn’t want to just launch a great new piece of equipment. I wanted to start something that hopefully becomes a legacy. ‘I’m genuinely grateful to LG for its enthusiastic support to the visual medium and to start what I believe will be a photo image bank of historical and archival importance. In less than a decade from now, I am convinced this will be proved true. Today’s smartphones have effectively taken over from the ‘snappy’ camera and promise ease of use and quality. With every new model, there is a noticeable if not dramatic improvement in the optical quality and photographic options. It can only get better from here.

Commenting on the launch of G Flex, Mr. Amit Gujral, Marketing Head, LG Mobiles, said, “The G Flex represents a new era in the world of smartphones where curved and flexible displays are no longer a sci-fi fantasy. The G Flex, which sports a vertical curve, is optimized for an immersive cinematic viewing experience and enhanced audio abilities. With the launch of G Flex, we wish to seal our place in the list of top innovators in the smartphone space.”

The party saw a number of B-town celebrities, influencers, opinion-formers, models and artists come together for a night of fun, creativity, wine and technology. In a sea of familiar faces, Shahzan padamseewas, Shveta salve, Apurva & Shilpa agnihotri, Anushka manchanda was seen attending the party along with Sarah Jane Dias . Also present was Mandira Bedi flaunting the newly launched G Flex in her hand.

The LG G Flex is priced at MRP Rs. 69, 999/- and will be available in various stores across India.

About LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.

LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of LG Electronics, South Korea was established in January 1997 in India. It is one of the most formidable brands in consumer electronics, home appliances, IT hardware and mobile communications space. In India for a decade, LG has earned a premium brand positioning and is the acknowledged trendsetter for the industry.

LGEIL’s manufacturing unit at Greater Noida is one of the most eco-friendly units among all LG manufacturing plants in the world. The second Greenfield facility is located at Ranjangaon; Pune has the capacity to manufacture LED TV’s, Air Conditioners, Washing Machines, Refrigerators, and Monitors .

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The industry rooting for Dharma Productions & Phantom Films’ Hasee Toh Phasee.

While the release of Dharma Productions & Phantom Films’ Hasee Toh Phasee is just around the corner, the few who have watched the film are all praise for the “cuckin frazy” entertainer that marks the Bollywood directorial debut of Vinil Mathew, one of the country’s most celebrated ad-filmmakers.

As the film looks to release this Friday,it has already received much love from the industry and critics alike ,as several took to a popular microblogging site to voice their opinion.

Says producer Pooja Shetty Deora “Hasee tho phasee what a treat!!! Absolutely delightful!!!”

Says Deepika Padukone , “Hearing great things about HaseeTohPhasee !!!why am I not surprised Vinil.”.

Adds acclaimed critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, “Hasee Toh Phasee is a refreshing, delightful rom-com with real emotions, fab direction, melodious music.”

“Hasee Toh Phasee is superb. Vinil Mathew great debut, Parineeti outstanding, Sidharth lovely. A must watch film. Very funny & emotional with great music and performances. A must watch! “ says Priya Gupta,Bombay Times.

“Hasee Toh Phasee is the most refreshing, heartwarming and enjoyable boy-girl film in recent times. Made me laugh and cry.” adds Anirudhha Guha .

Says Jitesh Pillai, “Hasee toh phasee is a bright, fresh sparkling debut from director vinyl mathew. Excellent performances by the lead pair. Funny and endearing.”

“Really really really enjoyed #HaseeTohPhasee ! A romcom that strikes all the right cords. MUST MUST Watch! Take a bow Parineeti, Siddharth!” Janice Sequeira,Times Now.
Spread across Mumbai, over a decade,Hasee Toh Phasee, is about the relationship between the quirky, rebellious Meeta (Parineeti Chopra), and the mischievous Nikhil (Sidharth Malhotra) struggling with their respective families to fit in.Filled with chaos, drama and ample laughs , the truth of relationships is unfolded; the strength of unions is tested and love triumphs in the midst of this confusion.

Dharma Productions & Phantom Films’ Hasee Toh Phasee starring Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra hits theaters 7th February 2014.



6th February, 2014, Mumbai, India: Complan, one of India’s iconic brands and nutrition expert in the health drink category, today unveiled its new TV Commercial for their brand ‘Complan with Memory Chargers’ (“Complan Memory”) with its celebrity brand ambassador Viswanathan Anand, the Chess Grand Master and the former World Champion. The TV commercial will be broadcast across television channels countrywide.

Complan with ‘Memory Chargers’ has nutrients which are known for their role in brain development and higher order cognitive functions like planning, focusing attention, problem solving, thinking and remembering information. This health drink, available in a delicious chocolate flavour, also has the goodness of almonds (badaam).

Mrs. Seema Modi – Managing Director, Heinz India Pvt Ltd highlights Heinz’s commitment to India. “India will continue to be a growth driver for H.J.Heinz Company. Complan is our flagship brand and we continue in our endeavor to exceed consumers’ expectations in India. We are delighted to exclusively partner with Mr Viswanathan Anand, who is very selective about the brands he associates with. This is the first time that Complan has tied up with a global sports celebrity. We are absolutely confident that Complan’s association with Grand Master Viswanathan Anand will further enhance the brand’s equity and help us to appeal to a wider audience”.

Commenting on his association with Complan Memory, Viswanathan Anand, one of India’s most iconic and trusted names in sport, says: “I am selective about the brands I partner with. I would like to be associated with brands that I can trust personally. Heinz over the years has commanded confidence and trust across the globe and I am delighted to be part of this globally well-trusted company.”

Speaking about Viswanathan Anand as the undisputed choice for Complan Memory, Mr. V. Mohan – Wholetime Director/ VP-Business Development, Corp. & Legal Affairs & Co. Secretary, Heinz India Pvt Ltd says: “Viswanathan Anand personifies hard work, strategic and smart thinking, and a sustained quest for excellence – traits that we as a company are eager to encourage in every Indian child. Viswanathan Anand has such a close semblance to our beliefs and values that he is an undisputed choice for us.”

Describing the new television commercial, Mr. Abhishek Prasad – General Manager -Marketing, Heinz India Pvt Ltd says, “Children today have to store so much in their memory. The right health drink can help bridge gaps in children’s diet, helping them to cope with the day to day demands. The new commercial for Complan Memory depicts this in a simple and entertaining manner. The television commercial features Viswanathan Anand in a playful avatar, bantering with a child and then recommending Complan Memory for helping him cope with academic demands.

Seema Modi adds “We are committed to our consumers and endeavor to exceed their expectations through constant delivery on our promise.”

‘Complan with Memory Chargers’ refill pack of 400g is available for Rs. 228


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About Heinz (Global):

The H. J. Heinz Company is one of the world’s leading marketers and producers of nutritious foods in three core categories: Ketchup and Sauces; Meals and Snacks; and Infant/Nutrition. Heinz provides superior quality, taste and nutrition to people eating at home, at restaurants, at the office and “on-the-go. The Company has a world-class portfolio of powerful brands, with 150 brands holding number-one and number-two positions across five continents and in more than 50 countries, showcased by Heinz® Ketchup, The World’s Favorite Ketchup.® Heinz is the most international U.S.-based food Company, with more than $10.4 billion in global sales as of Fiscal 2010, and a market capitalization of approximately $15 billion. The Company has approximately 32,500 employees worldwide and 11,000 employees in the U.S.

About Heinz (India):

Heinz India started operation in the year 1994 by acquiring the Family Products Division of Glaxo. The company has four branches (Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata) and a factory at Aligarh and Sitarganj. Products are available throughout India and the business in India is run through the support of a strong and dedicated work force of about 1000 direct employees. The company is growing at more than 16% past five years with over US$200 million in Sales. The company has zero debt.

About Complan:

Complan is a Complete Planned Milk Drink with 34 vital nutrients. Complan is designed as per the ICMR recommendations for macronutrient & micronutrient intake. The protein in Complan is 100% milk protein. Additionally 3 serves of Complan provides over 50% of the RDA of key growth nutrients such as: calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin A as per the ICMR recommendations. Calcium in Complan is milk calcium which is easily absorbed and used by our body for building bones & teeth. Complan is thus scientifically designed to uniquely contribute to the growing needs of children through a blend of high quality protein, balanced fat and carbohydrate levels alongside essential vitamins & minerals making Complan a completely planned milk drink.

About Complan Memory:

Launched in 2009, Complan with Memory Chargers is an enhanced formulation of Complan as it has nutrients in higher quantities. The key benefit is that the brand has 8 Memory Chargers that help improve a growing child’s memory.

The Health Product Category in India

As children are growing and developing bones, teeth, muscles, and blood, they need more nutritious food in proportion to their size than do adults. They may be at risk for malnutrition when they have a poor appetite for long period, eat limited number of foods, or dilute their diets significantly with nutrient-poor foods. Children who are at risk for inadequate protein intake are those on strict vegan diets, those with multiple food allergies, or who have limited food selection because of fad diets, junk food, fussy eating habits. Carbohydrates and fats are a source of energy and role of protein is for building muscles and body tissues for growth. Vitamins and minerals are necessary for normal growth and development. Insufficient intake of any of these can cause impaired growth and result in deficiencies of vitamins and minerals. Adults and elderly people may also have gaps in their nutrient intake for various reasons like lack of time, poor eating habits. Protein rich health drinks are scientifically designed so that they help bridge the gaps in an child’s or an adult’s diet as they are a source of protein, carbohydrates, and fat and fortified with essential vitamins and minerals. Protein rich health drinks should be taken as part of a daily diet and are not a substitute for normal food. Along with nutritious food, genetics and daily exercises also play a strong role in a child’s development.


~AXN brings the iconic Top Gear’s latest season exclusively for Indian auto fanatics~
~Catch the all new season of the most popular motor series close to UK, before the US~

Mumbai, February 2014: The world’s most-watched and much-awaited television show Top Gear is back to storm the auto world. The new Season 21 premieres in India on 7th February, every Friday at 9 pm, exclusively on AXN.

As if the anticipated return of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May was not enough, the Indian viewers will get a chance to watch their favorite show even before its US premiere.

Commenting on the premier of the new season, Mr. Sunil Punjabi, Business Head, AXN India says “At AXN, our efforts have been focused to provide our viewers with the latest international content on the channel. As one of the pioneers in the English entertainment genre in India, we understand the pulse of our viewers and are always striving to provide thrilling and trend setting quality entertainment. Top Gear is the world’s biggest auto show and we are really excited to be able to bring it to the Indian fans before the US. We believe that with this show we will strengthen our relationship with our viewers.”

So, Seat up and embrace yourself as the hot wheels are back with Top Gear, Season 21 to redefine adventure by pushing every vehicle that comes their way to an unimaginable extreme. The new season promises more excitement, more thrills and more speed along with a lot more tear, break and crush.

Nothing gets the adrenaline pumping than a blazing fast car. The show in its latest season features some of the swiftest cars on the planet, some more street-legal than others. Getting your need for speed from ‘Top Gear’ certainly beats getting a speeding ticket!

In the all-new series, hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are here to take you on an array of new adventures, challenges and stunts which will keep all the car fanatics glued. Have you ever imagined a six wheeled Mercedes, that too in a dessert? If not, watch out for this high-flying mayhem and much more that lies in store!!

Top Gear Season 21 premieres on February 7th on AXN India at 9 pm.




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Tanya Datta
Associate Image Manager



Porn Star Sunny Leone copies Indian Playboy girl Shanti Dynamite looks
It’s not uncommon to see B-town beauties in the similar outfits to each other’s on different occasions. Although, we have seen quite a few actresses being wardrobe copycats, likewise we have seen pictures of Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Diya Mirza, Jaqualine Fernandez wearing dresses that look identical recently porn star Sunny Leone was seen copying her rival Playboy girl Shanti Dyanamite in her upcoming movie poster. Where rumour made its rounds that Shanti and Sunny were having a cold war between them. This was because Sunny was feeling insecure after Shanti Dynamite who was ranked at number 48 was the latest entrant in top 50 Asian Sexiest Women list, by beating Bollywood most controversial actress Sunny Leone, Veena Malik and Poonam Pandey. Playboy girl Shanti Dynamite becomes the first Indian to work with playboy and not Sherlyn Chopra who claimed to be Playboy Magazine cover girl. Shanti wore a two piece bikini for the photoshoot which drove her fans crazy. The posters of Sunny upcoming movies have stark similarities to Shanti Dynamite photos, so much that you cannot ignore them and call it a mere co-incidence.
Sexy Shanti Dynamite flashes her best body ever. With her shapely long legs and washboard abs, this flawless lassie is seducing camera with her dazzling deep eyes, and one can’t help but comment on her enigmatic beauty and uber-styled looks. Sunny however caught red handed for inspiration or out rightly plagiarizing her content.


Tata Motors showcases all new Indigenous Frontline Combat Vehicles at DEFEXPO 2014

· Strategically moving from combat support to front line combat vehicles

· Showcases KESTREL & LAMV (Light Armoured Mobility Vehicle)

New Delhi, February 06, 2014: Tata Motors, the country’s leading supplier of mobility solutions to the armed + security forces, today showcased two new combat vehicles at the DEFEXPO 2014. As part of the company’s strategy to enhance the scope of its defence business right up to frontline combat, Tata Motors showcased the ‘KESTREL’, a Wheeled Armoured Amphibious Platform providing mobility to frontline soldiers, carrying them into the battle zone, with critical armour-protection, backed with adequate fire support. The ‘LAMV’ (Light Armoured High Mobility Vehicle) is a recon vehicle moving ahead of the armored columns. Tata Motors Defence through the KESTREL and the LAMV provides the Indian Armed Forces, with world-class indigenously developed front line protected mobility.

The KESTREL is a Wheeled Armored Amphibious Platform, designed and developed indigenously with DRDO, for optimised survivability, all-terrain performance and increased lethality. The occupant capacity of the hull is 12 members. The driver in combat mode has visibility through 3 periscopes and a display catching vision through front and rear view cameras, with day and night vision. The back to back seating layout allows firing through the 3 gun ports on each side, with two big hatches for patrolling. The fuel tanks are placed outside the crew compartment for additional safety. The 8X8 independently suspended vehicle has high power-to-weight ratio for mountain terrains. The vehicle can accommodate different variety of weapon stations and turrets as the application demands.

The LAMV is developed indigenously with technical inputs from Supacat of the UK, for vital reconnaissance mobility, protection and firepower. A light patrol vehicle, the LAMV combines an integrated blast and ballistic protection system, including a protected all composite detachable crew pod and V-shaped hull, providing an all-round protection. Carrying a crew of six (two+four) and using the latest composite and ceramic armour systems, the crew pod is constructed as a separate module, sealed off from potential secondary projectiles. All seats are mine-blast protected. The LAMV has exceptional all-terrain high mobility performance, high power-to-weight ratio, automatic transmission, all-wheel independent suspension and can reach speeds of upto 105 kmph. The vehicle is also loaded with modern equipment for observation, surveillance and communication, configured to also address urban warfare, engaging threat on all terrains.

Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors Ltd, “Tata Motors has been associated with the country’s defence and security forces for over 60 years, supplying a range of world-class, high technology and reliable off-road mobility solutions. While focusing on the modernisation and system upgrades of the country’s mobility platforms, we have strategically moved from being a logistics support provider to a frontline combat vehicle player. The two vehicles showcased today are state-of-the-art, targeted at giving our forces the much needed capabilities of strategic mobility for rapid offensive thrusts into enemy territory. Developed with DRDO, the KESTREL is based on modern modular designs, which can incorporate imperative upgrades, thereby enabling them to retain functional superiority throughout their service life.”

Tata Motors also showcased two other vehicles at the DEFEXPO 2014.

Tata 7.5 T MRV on LPTA 1623 4×4 BSIII: Tata Motors showcased a 7.5 tonne, hydraulic Medium Recovery Vehicle (MRV) on the LPTA 1623 4×4 BSIII platform. Developed indigenously by Tata Motors along with PLS Limited, the MRV is the first of its kind OEM manufactured vehicle, enabling ease of operation and readiness at all times. The Tata 7.5 T MRV enables speedy recovery and repair of vehicles in the 7 – 10 class, and gets them on road in time to ensure smooth sustenance to the operational tasks in hand. The Tata 7.5 T MRV caters to operational requirements such as extrication of vehicles, suspended tow unditiching / uprighting of vehicles, loading / unloading of various categories of load, etc.

Tata Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) Left Hand Drive (LHD): The Tata APC – LHD, has been developed specifically for LHD markets to protect security forces from threats like ambushes, sudden violent attacks and powerful explosive mines. Tata APC takes troop protection to the next level. Designed to protect against gunfire, with ballistic protection of NIJ Level III, it provides essential protection to military and para military forces. It is well protected against under wheel / underbelly blasts and has more than acceptable levels of mobility.

Tata Motors has been associated with the country’s off-road defence and security forces, since 1958 and has supplied over 100,000 vehicles to the Indian military and Paramilitary forces, so far. The company offers its products and services that not only meet the needs of the domestic market, but are also positioned to meet most stringent requirements across the world. Tata Motors exports its range of specialized defence vehicles to the SAARC, ASEAN and African regions. With Tata Motors rich portfolio in multi-axle range like 12×12, 8×8 & 6×6, the company has started supplying to leading Missile OEMs across the world. The company has established itself as a supplier of specialist vehicles for UN peacekeeping missions. Tata Motors range of off-road vehicles are also being procured by the agencies, involved in AID & Development, across the world like GSA, KBR, Oxfam, RONCO, RA International & Riders. The company also has the ability to mobilize adequate manufacturing capacity for defence requirements, along with dedicated exclusive infrastructure, manufacturing facilities and trained manpower, to ensure faster delivery of its defence vehicles. It gives high priority to defence vehicles through a24X7 contact centre, with dedicated service team only for Defence vehicles.

About Tata Motors

Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs. 1, 88,818 crores ($ 34.7 billion) in 2012-13. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 8 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fifth largest truck manufacturer and fourth largest bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, CIS and Russia.

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Ms. Minari Shah

Head – Corporate Communications

Tata Motors Ltd.


Tata Motors and Samsung Electronics partners to connect customers with best-in-class vehicle infotainment

· Will incorporate Samsung Electronics innovative ‘Drive Link’ technology for enhanced driver experience

· Integrated app for navigation, smart-phone integration, Driver Information System(DIS), rear-seat entertainment, Driver assistance system and more

New Delhi, February 06, 2014: At the Greater Noida Auto Expo 2014, Tata Motors and Samsung Electronics today announced a partnership to offer innovative in-car connectivity applications in Tata Motors passenger vehicles. Based on Samsung’s ‘Drive Link app’ on MirrorLinkTM technology, the innovative in-car smartphone technology is designed to offer a significant in-car access to the smartphone features and content, while ensuring no distraction to the driver, with safe use of connectivity while driving. This is geared to give Tata Motors passenger vehicle customers the freedom of listening to music, hands-free calling and navigating to a destination, all from their smartphones.

The Drivelink offering on Tata Motors passenger vehicles will include shortcuts to other useful driving applications that also comply with safety certification standards. The offering will also offer on-board diagnostics and vehicle lifecycle management information that may be incorporated in the system for an all-round seamlessly connected experience – for instance, from periodic service reminders to car behaviour, everything could be accessed real time. Tata Motors and Samsung also demonstrated future possibilities for next-generation infotainment using tablets for rear-seat passengers.

Mr. Ranjit Yadav, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said, “In our Horizonext journey towards great products that match customer needs, ConnectNext is one of the key “Next” pillars that offers a first-to-market product, that taps an immediate customer need to be more connected with his/her working and social world. We see technology as a key enabler and are delighted to partner with another industry leader, Samsung, to offer what our consumers, especially our young, professional consumers, demand from their vehicles. This is in line with our philosophy to offer great new features to our customers to create differentiated products features that are relevant to the present and scalable for the future”. Drivelink partnership is our first major step in this direction.

Mr Sameer Garde, Country Head – Enterprise Business, Samsung India Electronics Limited, said, “We are delighted to partner Tata Motors on their journey in building an exciting new range of passenger vehicles. Samsung’s Drive Link application on MirrorLinkTM technology, for controlling nearby smartphones from the steering wheel or via dashboard buttons or touch screen, ensures users retain the core functionality of their smartphones, while making sure their experience of hands free in-vehicle services is as safe as possible. The Drive Link’s interface is clear and uncluttered, perfect for quick and intuitive use when on the move”.

Samsung’s Drive Link is an innovative application designed for using smartphone safely while on the move. With this app, listening to music, navigating to a destination and talking hands-free is easy and does not take your attention off the road. The clear and uncluttered interface, enlarged buttons along with a simple menu structure, makes navigation simple.

Besides allowing the car users to access all music libraries on the phone, they could also access internet music through other internet apps. Drive Link’s navigation functionality allows users to select preset, recent or favorite destinations, or search for a specific address. Additionally, with the Drive Link’s Text-to-Speech feature, it enables all incoming messages, emails and updates from social media websites to be automatically read via the car’s speaker system to ensure driver safety as the driver’s eyes need not be taken off the road to read the messages or updates. For instance, if a text message arrived with address information, while using the App, users could set the address as their destination with just a single click on the text.

Drive Link can also connect smartphones to a car’s In-Vehicle Infotainment system, or head unit, via MirrorLink™. MirrorLink™ is the new standard connectivity protocol between smartphone and car head units from the Car Connectivity Consortium, an industry body comprising most major smartphone and vehicle car manufacturers.


“ConnectNext” the third “Next” pillar of TATA Motors’ new Brand DNA will personify the “Connect” of our new cars with customers and their environment.

Tata Motors ConnectNext is about delivering a new level of driving experience with cars that talk, show drivers the way, steer them from harm and seamlessly connect their digital lives while on the move. The company is focused towards offering a new kind of ownership experience by unlocking new time for the users to work, talk, learn and socialize, seamlessly and safely, within and outside the realms of their car. The user, from his own smart device, can not only enjoy superior quality of entertainment, control the delivery of all ergonomics, acoustics and climatic needs, but also get access to outside world seamlessly at his wish.

The world of ConnectNext will not end with a car purchase or an offering of cloud based services but also encompasses the overall ownership experience through auto-updates and allowing the to use the device of his/her choice, freeing him/her from the long life-cycles that automotive products utilise.

With these initiatives, ConnectNext will span entire interface such as brand touch-points spanning across sales and service centres and create an emotive connect with the customers at a whole new level.

Going beyond the traditional realm of automotive business, TATA Motors has been actively working in close partnership with cutting edge technology partners like Harman, Samsung and MapMyIndia, towards anticipating and developing innovative solutions to be first in category while addressing the needs of todays and tomorrows customers.

About Tata Motors:

Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs. 1, 88,818 crores ($ 34.7 billion) in 2012-13. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 8 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fifth largest truck manufacturer and fourth largest bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, CIS and Russia.

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Tata Motors announces Interim Organisational Changes

Mumbai, February 6, 2014: Tata Motors today announced that as an interim measure, consequent upon the sudden demise of the company’s Managing Director, Mr. Karl Slym, a Corporate Steering Committee (CSC) will provide oversight of strategy and key aspects of the company’s operations.

Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry will chair the CSC, which comprises all the current members of the company’s Executive Committee (Mr. Ravindra Pisharody, Mr. Satish B. Borwankar, Mr. C Ramakrishnan, Dr. T. A. Leverton, Mr. Ranjit Yadav, Mr. Mamillapalle Venkatram, Mr. Ankush Arora and Mr. Rajesh Bagga).

Mr. Mistry will also chair New Product Design and Engineering Review meetings.

In connection with these changes, Mr. Mistry has issued the following statement:

“I was deeply saddened by the tragic and untimely demise of Karl Slym, Managing Director of Tata Motors.

“To ensure leadership continuity, the Board of Tata Motors has constituted a Corporate Steering Committee to oversee strategy execution and key aspects of operations; the Corporate Steering Committee will be chaired by me, and will include the current Executive Committee members. The Board expects to appoint a Managing Director in due course.

“As communicated to all Tata Motors employees by me on January 30, during the condolence meeting held in the memory of Karl, we will ensure that the company vigorously pursues and delivers on the strategy which had already been defined and which Karl was executing.

“As the company looks ahead, it is gratifying to note that several new product launches have taken place recently and a robust pipeline is being showcased at this year’s Auto Expo. I am confident that Tata Motors will sustain its strong leadership in the Indian Automobile industry.”

For further information, please contact:

Minari Shah

Head (Corporate Communications)

Tata Motors Limited

Phone: 00 91 22 6665761



Kerala Tourism attracts more tourists with new initiatives!
Registers consistent rise in both international and domestic tourist arrivals

Mumbai, 6th February, 2014: Kerala witnessed 7.94 lakh foreign tourists arrival in 2012 as compared to 7.33 lakh in 2011. Compared to 93.88 lakh domestic tourists in 2011, 1.01 cr domestic tourists visited Kerala in 2012. The Foreign exchange earnings had also gone up from Rs. 4221.99 cr in 2011 to Rs. 4548 cr in 2012. The total revenue, both direct and indirect from tourism touched Rs. 21,125 cr in 2012 compared to Rs. 19,037 cr in 2011.
New Initiatives in God’s Own Country…
Government of Kerala has rolled out two new initiatives ‘Seaplane Project’ and ‘Project Muziris’ in order to enhance the travel experience and add to its array of tourist sites. Where the former project is aimed towards improving last mile connectivity by air to its destinations across state, the latter is directed to reinstate the historical and cultural significance of the legendary port of Muziris.
For the Seaplane Project the plan is to provide service initially in the priority circuit, consisting of the three airports of Trivandrum, Cochin & Calicut and the prime destinations viz. Astamudi, Punnamada, Kumarakom, Bolgatty and Bekal in the state.
The Muziris Heritage Site (MHS) stretches across from the municipality of North Paravur in Ernakulam district to that of Kodungalloor in Thrissur district. Project’s objective is to promote awareness and understanding of the cultural distinctiveness and diversity of Muziris. More than 25 museums will be there to showcase the Muziris Heritage.
On the trail of the Spice Route…
Another amazing initiative in the offing is the Spice Route Revival Project. Kerala’s initiative to revive and promote the two millennia-old spice route, that links the south western coast of India up to Europe, through tourism has received a boost, with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) pledging support to the venture. Delegates at a three-day international meet in August on Silk Road tourism organized by the UNWTO in the northwestern Chinese city of Dunhuang appreciated a presentation on Spice Route.
Other Noteworthy Projects…
Kerala Tourism has come out with a unique nature based soft adventure holidays program NATVENTURE. The idea behind this is to use the key tourism products – – Wildlife, Hill Stations, Beaches, Backwaters etc and engage the possibilities of adventure activities they present. Kerala Natventure activities include Trekking, camping, Rock Climbing, Jungle, Wildlife safaris, Bird watching, Cycling, Kayaking, Canoeing and paragliding.
Another forward initiative is the virtual world launch of the new ‘Great Backwaters’ campaign. Ahead of the traditional media, the campaign is to unveil the state’s majestic backwaters as a single destination.
A new campaign, Home of Ayurveda was also launched to promote Ayurveda through all medium. Introduced Bakelasa new destination in north Kerala.
From a seasonal tourist place, Kerala was elevated to an all season destination through a successful Dream Season campaign launched during the off-season.
To identify and promote 40 new destinations in five years, over 40 new tourist centres have been spotted, project reports prepared and sanctioned for development.
Real progress in the Virtual world…
In a short span of time, Kerala Tourism has made a mark in the Digital world. Kerala Tourism has 852238 Fans on Facebook, 20818 followers on Twitter and the Kerala Tourism YouTube channelhas 5,199subscribers, 7,110,913 views.
New website has been launched recently with a fresh look and increased accessibility with more information, 1500 pictures and 3000 videos.
We have tapped into the vast potential of information technology for promoting Kerala Tourism in the global market. Kerala Tourism’s website, which attracts the maximum number of visitors, has been translated into various Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu, as well as foreign languages including Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Swedish.
Kerala has emerged as the No. 1 travel destination in Google search trends, edging out TajMahal. This is a testimony to the international recognition of brand Kerala.
Cultural Events showcasing Kerala…
Utsavam 29th December to 19th January
Kerala has switched on to a festive mode to give a feel of its traditional and folk arts to domestic and foreign tourists as the high tourist season got under way. Branded as ‘Utsavam’, the cultural extravaganza will be staged in 60 venues across all the 14 districts of Kerala for three weeks. ‘Utsavam’ (festival) has been an annual event since 2007.
Nishagandhi Festival
To be held between January 20th – 26th, 2014 this year. Renowned dancers perform Bharat Natyam, Mohiniyattam, Kathak, Odissi, modern ballet and other folk forms. Artist and connoisseurs of dance from all over India come to enjoy this cultural treat. The festival is organised by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation.
Awards and Accolades…
Kerala Tourism also bagged a number of national as well as international awards such as the National Tourism Award for the Best Rural Tourism Project in Kumarakom, ITB Berlin – Golden City Gate Award (Print Campaign), Best family & Best value for money destination and many more.
But the real award is the people who visit and take back amazing memories from God’s Own Country. See you here!
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~Watch ROBOCOP before India does~

~6 Cities, 1200 premier invites…It cannot get bigger than this~

Mumbai, February 06, 2014: Sony PIX, India’s premium Hollywood movie channel is geared up for the biggest amazement yet again! The channel is all set to make you go ‘Wow’ with an exciting proposition for its viewers on February 13 – PIX PREMIERE NIGHTS with the latest movie –‘ROBOCOP’

PIX PREMIERE NIGHTS, is a unique proposition for the viewers to exclusively watch the premiere of the latest Hollywood movies before its theatrical release in India. Sony PIX will present this exclusive opportunity to its viewers to experience the thrill of a Hollywood blockbuster movie a day before its release in Indian theatres. The lucky few who win this contest stand a chance to win couple invites to the exclusive premiere of the summer blockbuster movie ROBOCOP.

Commenting on this initiative, Neville Bastawalla – Marketing Head, Sony PIX says, “As part of our brand promise ‘Stay Amazed’, we push ourselves to being true to this promise. PIX Premiere Nights is one such brand deliverable that delivers this promise and will be a key tent pole on the channel. PIX PREMIER NIGHTS GIVES VIEWERS A CHANCE TO WATCH MEGA BLOCKBUSTERS month on month before India does in theaters, a day before the release. This also addresses strong viewer needs, giving our viewers badge value and flaunt value amongst their peers. It’s actually like secret screening of movies for select elite before the masses can see the movie. Also the scale across 6 cities is truly one of a kind by any English movie channel in India.

From January 24th, a TAB on Sony PIX Facebook page gave the fans a chance to enter the contest and win tickets to watch the action – packed movie on February 13th, a day before anyone in India does. Viewers can also enter the contest by giving a missed call on 1800 300 1140. 1200 tickets will be up for grabs as the contest will be run in 6 cities (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad).

PIX Premier Nights is presented by Fair and Lovely Max Fairness.

Get ready for the biggest amazement with PIX PREMIERE NIGHTS and watch ROBOCOP before anyone in India does only with SONY PIX

Harshika Arora




Available in bright red, the award winning Flip 2 is a perfect gift, this Valentine’s Day
Also slated for launch is the all new HARMAN ecommerce site

Mumbai, February 6th , 2014: HARMAN International (India) Pvt. Ltd. today announced the availability of two much awaited JBL products in India – Flip 2, the next generation wireless portable stereo speaker and Voyager, the world’s first portable speaker with a subwoofer docking system. Also available in bright red, FLIP 2 is the perfect gift to make the day truly special for your Valentine. A unique combination of terrific sound, innovative design and vibrant colours, have made this range of JBL portable speakers a great hit globally. In addition, for the first time, this Valentine’s day, the FLIP 1 will be available in exotic pink and lavender colours, exclusively at CROMA, RLEIANCE, JUMBO and HOT retail outlets at INR 6990/- . So go ahead gift yourself or your valentine an amazing FLIP 2 that expresses your sense of style

JBL Flip 2

MRP: INR 7990

The award-winning Flip 2 wireless portable speaker from JBL brings rich sound into your portable digital lifestyle, for all your wireless phones and tablets. Engineered with JBL aptitude and attitude, the Flip 2 uses two drivers and a built-in bass port. This gives dynamic depths to your listening experience and adds crispness to vocals. And because sometimes your phone is for more than music, the Flip 2 has built-in microphones and SoundClear® echo and noise cancellation technologies, so you can use it as a hands-free speaker phone and never miss a word. JBL Flip 2 – the wireless, portable, rechargeable battery powered speaker that is an all-terrain party you can carry in the palm of your hand.

JBL Voyager

MRP: INR 19990

There’s nothing better than being utterly original: introducing the JBL Voyager, the only wireless home audio system that incorporates a detachable wireless speaker. With Voyager, you get both power and portability. For starters, the dual drivers and subwoofer bring you all the sonic muscle-power of a full-range JBL home audio system, complete with aux-in and USB ports for charging your smartphones and tablets. But that’s just half the fun: you can easily undock the portable Bluetooth® speaker out of the main system and roam throughout your home or office, taking it anywhere you like. With the portable speakers’ custom drivers, its 5 hours of uninterrupted playtime, and its speakerphone system equipped with SoundClear® echo cancellation technology, you have on your hands – and in your hands – a groundbreaking device from JBL.

The Voyager and Flip 2 are available in time for Valentine’s Day across all HARMAN stores in the country.

HARMAN is also slated to launch its all new ecommerce site on Valentine’s Day. The site will host HARMAN’s flagship brands including JBL, Harman Kardon and AKG. The product ranges will span Home, Multimedia, Car Audio and Headphones.


HARMAN ( ) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, HARMAN Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013

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> The Lavrenti Fever- Actor of Mumbai Origin to make it big in Hollywood this 2014
> You have surely experienced his magic in the many international ads for renowned brands such as Mc Donalds, Tata Trueroots, Microsolt, Axe Deodorants..
> His lead acting in feature films such as “Afghan Hound”,”Love, Lies and Seeta”, “Desperate Endeavors,” has won him accolades across the globe, and for 27 year old Lavrenti Lopes, this is just the beginning with his latest project, ” The Mad Ones” now scheduled for a 2014 release is his solo lead film.
> A Mumbai boy (he was born and riased in the maximum city) and always passionate about acting, Lopes was an active part of Mumbai theater circuit before shifting his base to New York to further pursue the career of his dreams. In order to further hone his skills in ‘Method acting’, he went on to pursue a two year conservatory course from Lee Strasberg theatre and Film Institute, and landed his first project “subHysteria”, a Venezuelan feature film, while still in school!
> Since then, this Mumbai Hottie has bagged several commercials and short films including the British Film Festival entry ‘Crawling Skin’ where he played a lead role.
Please find below the details of Mad ones.

The Mad ones is a story about three 20 year olds trying to find meaning in their work and life in the digital age.
On a disorienting journey across the landscape of modern subcultures, Ricky, Nitin and Claire will try to find their place in a world inhabited by twenty-year old Silicon Valley millionaires and ad executives with personal yogis. They may not find all the answers but they’ll find a beautiful new friendship that powers their imagination and makes life an adventure.

About Nitin – He works in a advertising agency. He is quite satisfied with life. Though undeniably brilliant, he yearns to do less work for more money, dreaming of a quiet life, with daily post-lunch naps. On a temporary rotation from a satellite office in India, he’s in America primarily to seem a more eligible suitor for an arranged marriage back home. He desires little, and has never know existential gloom. That is- until he forges an unlikely friendship with the 2 other leads.

Aniruddh Pandit is the writer/director/producer.
The other 2 characters are Dana Delorenzo and Anthony Gioe.


Khushboo Gala





Mumbai, February 5, 2014: Doctors of Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre (LHRC), in their endeavour towards the upliftment of the girl child, takes another step forward, in their initiative ‘Save & Empower the Girl Child’ on February 5, at Taj Lands End, Bandra (W) from 7 pm onwards. Top Bollywood celebrities like Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta, Malaika Arora Khan, Mandira Bedi, Lucky Morani, Lara Dutta, Isha Kopikar, Swara Bhaskar and Evelyn Sharma walked the ramp in exclusive Manish Malhotra designs. The event was managed, coordinated and executed by Lucky Morani and her team of Cineyug Entertainment.

‘Save & Empower the Girl Child’ with Lilavati hospital

50,000 free health check-ups for the girl child

Mumbai, February 5, 2014: Doctors of Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre (LHRC), in their endeavour towards the upliftment of the girl child, takes another step forward, in their initiative ‘Save & Empower the Girl Child’ on February 5, at Taj Lands End, Bandra (W) from 7 pm onwards. Top Bollywood celebrities like Madhuri Dixit, Juhu Chawla, Preity Zinta, Malaika Arora Khan, Mandira Bedi, Lucky Morani, Lara Dutta, Isha Kopikar, Swara Bhaskar and Evelyn Sharma walked the ramp in exclusive Manish Malhotra designs. The event was managed, coordinated and executed by Lucky Morani and her team of Cineyug Entertainment.

The evening began with a panel discussion on ‘Save & Empower the Girl Child’ moderated by Dr. Kiran Coelho, Chairperson of the organising committee along with other panellists –Dr Hrishikesh Pai, Shaina N.C., Advocate Mrinalini Deshmukh, Dr Indu Shahani, Dr Rupa Shah, Nagesh Kukunoor and Gul Panag.

Shri Chetan Prabodh Mehta, Reporting Trustee, Lilavati Hospital said, “The child sex ratio in India is at the lowest since independence and has been continuously reducing since the last 50 years. Empowerment is a continuous process and cannot be perceived as a one-time project. We have pledged to do 50,000 free check-ups. Children are our future and there is lot that we can do to uplift underprivileged children, especially girls.”

Two specially designed mobile check-up vans, air-conditioned and set with state-of-the-art medical equipment will also be introduced to ensure smooth execution of the proposed 50,000 free health check-ups.

2014 Padmashree Award Winners – Prof. (Dr.) Shashank R Joshi, (Medicine-Endocrinology, Maharashtra) and Dr Ramakant Krishnaji Deshpande, (Medicine-Oncology, Maharashtra) were felicitated at this glittering ceremony.

Dr. Kiran Coelho, Event Chairperson said, “We are grateful to all those who have encouraged and supported our cause towards the girl child in the last two years. This is a result of the collective effort from all, involved within and outside the core team. We look forward to seeing more people support us in the future.”

Shri Nanik Rupani, Trustee, Lilavati Hospital added, “It gives me immense pleasure to see the awareness this initiative has raised. I believe that it is also our individual duty to empower our girls. The sex ratio, if not improved soon can cause major social unrest. Indian society always had a special place for girls in the family. Goddesses are worshipped in India like Laxmi for Wealth, Kali/Durga for Power and Saraswati for Knowledge. I congratulate the team for highlighting the importance of the girl child once again.”

The highlights of the evening were a spectacular dance performance by celebrated choreographer Shiamak Davar’s troupe, incredible performances by the talented Ustaad Maa Zila Khan, Vipin Aneja and Shibani Kashyap who sang ‘I Am a Woman’ composed specially for the occasion, followed by prominent stars dazzling the evening in support of the cause by walking the ramp in Manish Malhotra creations.

The occasion was graced by the presence of Shri Dilip Walse Patil, Shri. Govindrao Adik, Shri Y.P. Trivedi.

Started this social initiative in 2012 by the doctors of Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre (LHRC), with Dr. Narendra Trivedi (Chief Operating Officer), Kiran Coelho as this event’s chairperson, the organizing committee consist of leading senior doctors from the hospital.

About Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre: LHRC, the premier multi-specialty tertiary care hospital of India has been acknowledged globally as centre of medical excellence. The kind of confidence, trust it has developed on strong foundation of the state-of-the-art facilities, best medical expertise, research, education and charitable endeavors; that today it serves patients from allwalks of life national and international. The hospital has focused its operation on providing quality care with a human touch, which truly reflects the essence of its motto “More than Healthcare, Human Care”. In 2013, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai won the Prestigious ‘India Healthcare Awards’ for ‘Best Multi Specialty Hospital of the Year’ and ‘No. 1 Metro City Hospital

The trustees of the hospital are: Mr. Prabodh K.Mehta, Mr. Rashmi K. Mehta, Mrs. Sushila V. Mehta, Mrs Charu K. Mehta, Mrs. Rekha H. Sheth, Mr. Niket V. Mehta, Mr. Chetan P. Mehta, Mr. Bhavin R. Mehta, Mr. Nanik Rupani, Mr. S. Lakshminarayanan (I.A.S) and Mr. Kishan Kumar Modi.


Veena`s hubby appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador

Asad Bashir Khan Khattak, husband of Veena Malik-Khan has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Humanity International Human Rights Commission worldwide.

This story comes right after their marriage. It`s a huge news and the whole family is celebrating it. Asad looks forward to offering his services to PHIHRC on the motto of equality. His main aim is to ameliorate the living standards. He feels that world`s problems require an imaginative solutions and fast. He looks at it as an opportunity to protecting and preserving the Human Rights of the people across the globe and to bridge the gap and promote the culture of Peace among nations.

In addition to that, he looks forward to working alongside one of the most inspiring, brilliant minds in the field.

Senior Media Consultant


Tata Sky expands bouquet of HD & SD channels

Mumbai, 6th February, 2014: Tata Sky, the leading DTH player has increased its bouquet of channels with 9 SD channels and 6 HD channels for its subscribers, taking the total count of HD channels to 24. With the addition of these channels Tata Sky has a complete offering & mix of entertainment, music, news and regional language channels.

The channels currently added are:

HD Channels Zee Studio HD Life OK HD Sun TV HD Gemini TV HD Sony Six HD CNBC Prime HD SD Channels Discovery Tamil* Jaya Plus Home Shop 18 News Express News Nation Jai Maharashtra Zee Marudhara Zee Khana Khazana Zee Q

Tata Sky has always taken the lead in enhancing its value proposition and believes in providing the maximum and the best in entertainment to its subscribers. The addition of these new channels is in line with the vision to offer the best content to our subscribers across the country.

Tata Sky was also the first one to slash prices of HD set top boxes, with the vision to make households HD ready for the future.

About Tata Sky

Launched in 2006, Tata Sky is a JV between the TATA Group and STAR. The company has invested in state-of-the-art digital infrastructure, partnered with global leaders to provide superior technology and set-up high-end 24×7 call centers across the country manned by multi-lingual customer service associates.

The Tata Sky brand has achieved significant milestones, industry accolades and is rated as the No 1 DTH brand by the ET Brand Equity 2012 most trusted brand survey. Recently Tata Sky+ HD has been rated as the ‘Product of the Year’, 2013 in the DTH category. The company has a presence in over 36,000 towns with a subscriber base of over 11.5 million.

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Porn Star Sunny Leone copies Indian Playboy girl Shanti Dynamite looks
It’s not uncommon to see B-town beauties in the similar outfits to each other’s on different occasions. Although, we have seen quite a few actresses being wardrobe copycats, likewise we have seen pictures of Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Diya Mirza, Jaqualine Fernandez wearing dresses that look identical recently porn star Sunny Leone was seen copying her rival Playboy girl Shanti Dyanamite in her upcoming movie poster. Where rumour made its rounds that Shanti and Sunny were having a cold war between them. This was because Sunny was feeling insecure after Shanti Dynamite who was ranked at number 48 was the latest entrant in top 50 Asian Sexiest Women list, by beating Bollywood most controversial actress Sunny Leone, Veena Malik and Poonam Pandey. Playboy girl Shanti Dynamite becomes the first Indian to work with playboy and not Sherlyn Chopra who claimed to be Playboy Magazine cover girl. Shanti wore a two piece bikini for the photoshoot which drove her fans crazy. The posters of Sunny upcoming movies have stark similarities to Shanti Dynamite photos, so much that you cannot ignore them and call it a mere co-incidence.
Sexy Shanti Dynamite flashes her best body ever. With her shapely long legs and washboard abs, this flawless lassie is seducing camera with her dazzling deep eyes, and one can’t help but comment on her enigmatic beauty and uber-styled looks. Sunny however caught red handed for inspiration or out rightly plagiarizing her content.


Arjun Rampal takes on DNA

Recently, an article was published by a popular daily, DNA, talking about how Arjun Rampal beat Hrithik Roshan in a race at their kids school. The article was made to look like there were only Arjun and Hrithik in the race, and they were pitted against each other. The publication conveniently failed to mention, that there were many other fathers who were a part of it, too. The race happens every year, and all doting dads get together to compete with each other, with their kids cheering on. Arjun’s friend, Leander Paes, was part of the race too, among many others.

A source close to the actor said, “Arjun has always been an athlete, and health has been of prime importance to him. Everyone in the industry can vouch for that. He has worked hard to achieve all that he has. It is enraging to see a publication, which is clearly misinformed, twisting facts to suit its headline. Hrithik is not a runner, but he still ran just to watch his sons beam with pride. It is high time Arjun spoke up. The media has been having a field day for a long time now, publishing news without verifying facts or giving details.” He also went on to add that Arjun did reach out to DNA, but all he got, was a lame clarification, with the publication slyly admitting that they had wronged.

Arjun wrote to the publication, sharing his concern about them making headlines out of a simple sports day. The day was all about their kids, and that is how it should have been. In fact, last year, Leander beat Arjun, and this year it was Arjun who beat Leander. It was all in good spirit, and not about winning and losing. The article even went on to crack a nasty remark at the end of the story, which was absolutely uncalled for.

We didn’t know that publications have started visiting Annual Sports Days of schools to find content for their pages. Is the news industry really going that dry, that they are willing to stoop to this level, and write articles without verifying facts? A man does pay the price for stardom, but does the price have to be this high? The media needs to be responsible and understand that every act of theirs, has a multiplied affect on the lives of those written about.


Sandip Soparrkar will be perform in a fund raising event Seattle India dance festival ‘Elements’ in USA

Bollywood ace choreographer Sandip Soparrkar will be performing again in United States of America after a gap of two years. This time he has been invited to perform at Seattle India dance festival called ‘Elements’ organised by Prashanthi Chitre Institute of Performing Arts (PCIPA)on February 8th and 9th, at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Seattle.

For the first time ever, Seattle’s best dance festival has invited the internationally acclaimed dancer choreographer to be a part of their mega event. Funds raised through this show will be given out to three different charities of America which are Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation, Sankara Eye Foundation and American Cry.

Elements show is a blend of traditional, modern, stylish, graceful, fun, and energetic dance mixed to Bollywood beats showing a unique combination of east and west, classical and folk, ballroom and contemporary dances.

Director of PCIPA, Prashanti Chitre said, “Indian community in Seattle is so excited to have their favourite dancer choreographer dancing for them that they have lined up to watch him in action. We are honoured to have him here in our city and raise funds for the needy.”

At this show Sandip Soparrkar will be showing the traditional and classic Greek love story of Venus and Adonis and how it ended with Adonis’s death, but the unique twist to the tale is that the entire story will be presented in typical Sandip Soparrkar fashion of Latino bollywood style.

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Abhishek Dubey


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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