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ARR, Salman Khan, Kapil Sibal and Shridhar Subramaniam, Sony Music at the launch of Raunaq

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Sony Music presents a first of its kind collaboration between

Academy Award Winner A R Rahman & the multi-talented Kapil Sibal in a unique album

‘RAUNAQ’

~Featuring Lata Mangeshkar, Shreya Ghosal, Jonita Gandhi and A R Rahman~

Mumbai, 27th February 2014:- Sony Music, a global music giant, brings you a unique first time collaboration between – the legendary A R Rahman and the multi-talented Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister of Law & Justice and Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, in an album called ‘Raunaq’. Written by Mr. Kapil Sibal and composed by Mr. A R Rahman, the album is a conversation of music & poetry that takes you on a journey of varied emotions. A R Rahman has also played the role of a visual story teller and has conceived the narrative of the lead music video.

A grand event hosted by Sony Music did justice to the album and its splendor. The early evening saw singers from the album along with A R Rahman and Mr. Kapil Sibal arrive and walk through the red carpet. Encouraging Mr. Kapil Sibal on his new journey, his friends from different walks of life were seen at the event. A R Rahman’s friends from the industry also joined in the celebrations.

The album features 7 plus songs sung by the best artists from the music industry. India’s pride Bharat Ratna Awardee, Smt. Lata Mageshkar will be heard in the song ‘Laadli’ giving the album a much needed gravitas. Shreya Ghosal with her mellifluous voice steals your heart away in ‘Kismat se’. While Jonita Gandhi, the new singing sensation with her infectious voice makes the song ‘Aa Bhi Jaa’ memorable. A R Rahman’s voice is featured in ‘Laadli’ and ‘Boondein’ promising to make the album a must have!

Elaborating on the album, A R Rahman said, “Raunaq for me is a visual and musical space which I have been wanting to go on for a long time. After listening to Mr. Sibal’s lyrics, its simplicity took me to that place and since then I have been working on creating music keeping the lyrics in mind.”

While Mr. Kapil Sibal, added, “Sensitive, aesthetic, and intuitive, is what AR Rahman is. He is totally immersed in music. Every element of his being is involved in creation – as he aspires for perfection in everything he does. Rahman’s genius gives life to my thoughts.”

Talking about this exclusive collaboration, Mr. Shridhar Subramaniam, President India and Middle East said, “We began our relationship with Rahman over 15 years ago with Vande Mataram and have worked with him on numerous record award winning projects since then. This new album has a very different feel as the sound is very simple and traditional melodies juxtaposed with a sparse yet modern soundscape. Each song mesmerizes and is something like you have never heard before. This is Rahman’s genius.”

He further added, “This album has also given us the opportunity to discover the versatility of Mr. Kapil Sibal whose heart wrenching lyrics will surprise you and its an honor for us to work with him”

For further information, please contact:

Ketchum Sampark Public Relations Pvt. Ltd.

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Madhuri Dixit voices support for women’s empowerment with poems

Mumbai, 27th February, 2014: Madhuri Dixit, who has been busy promoting ‘Gulaab Gang’, a film with the powerful message of ‘women empowerment’, strongly feels about the cause. To reach out to her audience with this message, the actor participated today in a Live Video Chat, where she and director Soumik Sen spoke about the cause, with poems. The beautiful evening saw the powerful recitation of some of the most timeless poems by Madhuri Dixit. The director and the gorgeous actor also answered questions asked by the online viewers.

Director Soumik Sen revealed how the idea of getting Madhuri to recite these poems, excited him. “While shooting for the film, I had shortlisted 3 poems on women empowerment which I thought Madhuriwould like to read. When I handed over these poems to her, she started to read them and being the actor she is, her reading the lines looked like an expressive narration. That is when I thought of shooting the videos. The poems we chose are already a part of our history. With Madhuri’s help we could reach out to more people and introduce them to these inspiring words of the legendary poets.”

The makers of the film have released three videos featuring Madhuri Dixit reciting poems written by renowned poets like the popular Urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi, Dushyant Kumar the poet of modern Hindustani literature and the radical bihari poet, Gorakh Pandey.

The poems can be viewed at these links below:
–> http://bit.ly/KavyaMadhuriPart3 -By Gorakh Pandey
–> http://bit.ly/KavyaMadhuriPart2 – By Sahir
–> http://bit.ly/KavyaMadhuriPart1 – By Dushyant

Directed by Soumik Sen, the movie is based on women empowerment. Produced by Anubhav Sinha, ‘Gulaab Gang’ is presented by Sahara Movie Studios & Bharat Shah and is a Benaras Mediaworks production. The film is slated to release on the 7th of March.

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That life in Colors… Artist Raosaheb Gurav exhibits his ‘Dhangar’ themed paintings ‘Subraan’ at Jehangir Art Gallery.

(Zeenat Aman,Rati Agnihotri & Rohit Verma unveils That life in Colors… Artist Raosaheb Gurav exhibits his ‘Dhangar’ themed paintings ‘Subraan’)

Among many awards we must remember the Maharashtra state award of 2001 for best artist and art teacher. He has also received first prize for water color landscape and pencil sketching in different events. He won the Kalidas award at Ujjain in 1987. He was honored by Bombay Art Society by offering him life membership the whole evening was ably supported and spearheaded by Sanjay Doshi

This Dhangar series of paintings explores a very intimate relationship between the artist and the subject. Raosaheb Gurav portrays all the characteristics of the Dhangar living with nature, their sensitivity, kindness, strength and life style. These paintings are solace especially for the Art lovers of Metro cities – -Crowded, polluted and who have lost the purity of nature. He has also expressed himself through abstract brushwork done in oils. He excels in all the aspects of art- delicate and complex color combinations, well integrated compositions.

For the same reason his series of paintings in the same theme ‘Dhangar’ (i.e. Shepherd) has been appreciated all over the world. As a result one of his paintings of shepherd was selected as cover page of the book “Delhi” written by Khushwant Singh which is published French Publication. One painting of this series was also selected by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, for their Annual Exhibition which is supposed to be very prestigious exhibition.

The exhibition began with The traditional lighting of lamp was by the graceful & gorgeous Zeenat Aman &Rohhit verma who was seen in his ensemble with a Pretty hand bag adding to the outfit. Sanjay Doshi , Chitra Mete , Amy Billimoria, , Kanwaljeet Singh, Rati Agnihotri, also spent good time watching the paintings and complimented Raosaheb.

Raosaheb Gurav’s landscape paintings & human life seen in his paintings personifies the melodies of nature

The artist has exhibited his new paintings themed ‘Dhangar’ at his showcase at the Jehangir Art Gallery ‘Subraan’, the exhibition opens today up till 4th of March.

The exhibition was buzzing with crème de la crème crowd in awe of the paintings & all praises for the artist. Zeenat aman loved was all smiles see the portraits shine out accompanied by Rati Agnihotri.

Other art lovers present were Amy Billimoria, Jugnu Ishique, Sanjay Doshi , Chitra Mete , Kanwaljeet Singh, Jitendra Sonar, Kalpana Gandhi, Sana Khan. Etc

His work has been exhibited through one man shows held in various cities like Mumbai, Pune, Ujjain, & Paithan quite frequently.

Zeenat Aman said ” His paintings were a breath of fresh air and her favourites were the black and whites.

Rohhit Verma says” krishna painting in a new avatar were heart touching”.

Sanjay Doshi said he always admired rao saheb and his amazing and unique work and he was honoured to put things together for him”

Rati Agnihotri said ” I m excited to see this work and I wish I could explore each one at leisure ”

The event was a successful evening

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Music-director -Farzan Faaiz (2)

Lyricist Faaiz Aawaar’s Son debuts as Music Director

Faaiz Anwaar, a lyricist who has penned songs for hit movies like Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (title song), Imtehaan, Saajan (title song), Jab We Met (Aaoge Jab Tum O Saajnaa), Dabangg (Tere Mast Mast Do Nain) and Rowdy Rathore (Chikni Kamar…, Chammak Challo..) is a proud man today. His son Farzan Faaiz debut as a Music Director with Raju Mavani’s “Anuradha”.

The song of the movie has been well liked and the movie is set to release on 28th February 2014.

Below are excerpts of an interview with Music Director Farzan Faaiz:

Tell us something about yourself.
I finished my schooling from Juhu’s Vidyanidhi High School and then graduated in Arts from Mithibai College. Now I am into music.

Your father is a lyricist and you chose music?
Music has been my passion right from my childhood. I heard a lot of Indian and western music Amongst Indian R.D.Burman was my favorite. His music has an inspirational quality which stirred me to explore deep into the music. Hence, I learnt guitar and keyboard from Internet and started composing music with my school band. My father was impressed with my interest, and encouraged me to take the music composition seriously.

My father, Faaiz Anwar, a lyricist par excellence with 30 years of experience in the Music Industry taught me every aspect of music, lyrics and song composition. I honed my recording skill under Empire Studio’s Recordist Mani Sir.

How did you get the part in movie Anuradha and how was the experience working with Raju Mavani.

Raju Mavani who is a very dear friend of my father happened to hear my compositions for Ramesh Sharma’s movie “Mumbai Shuklaji Street”. He liked them and asked me compose songs for his film, too. I am very thankful to him for his trust in me.In the beginning I was in awe of Raju Uncle. He knows a lot about music and I had to work very hard to satisfy him.

Your father has been associated with big films. Why did not you begin your career with a big banner?
Movies are not big or small. We have seen many small films beating big films at the box office. it’s your work that is paramount.

Work or Money, Which is important for you?
I want to get good opportunities now. Money will follow.

What is Future plan?

I would like to do good job and I am sure that if I put my honest efforts in my work, I will be able to create my own identity.

Sanjay Sharma Raj

(P.R.O.)

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The Jagran Group today announced that its publication MiD DAY, India’s leading afternooner, was being launched in a whole new avatar with the aim of further enhancing reader experience. The new look and positioning “MiD DAY – Made in Mumbai” was unveiled at a glittering event hosted by the Director of the Jagran Group, Mr. Shailesh Gupta and MD and CEO of MiD DAY, Mr. Vikas Joshi late last evening. The event was attended by a host of the biggest names from the city, including actors, sports stars and people considered to be the pillars of Mumbai’s society. From Amitabh Bachchan to Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Ranvir Singh, Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Ayushman Khurana, Rakesh Roshan, Jeetendra, Jackky Bhagnani, Anil Kapoor, Nawazzuddin Siddiqui and a host of others. Media doyens present included Lara Balsara, Sandeep Goyal, Pradyuman Maheshweri and any more.

Vijayalakshmi N.
Associate, Criesse Communications

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Anil Kapoor’s role inspired by Bal Thackeray in Sanjay Gupta’s – Mumbai Saga!

The latest buzz is that Anil Kapoor’s role in Sanjay Gupta’s ambitious project, Mumbai Saga, has strong shades of Thackeray.

Milap Zaveri who had written the dialogues for Gupta’s last film – Shootout At Wadala has been roped in to write the dialogues for Mumbai Saga! The story has been penned down by Hussain Zaidi. Interestingly Prashant Pandey, who crafted Big B’s character in Sarkar Raj, has been working on the Mumbai Saga screenplay with Robin Bhatt. Amitabh Bachchan’s character in Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar (2005) and Sarkar Raj (20008) was also modelled on the late Bal Thackeray.

“Sanjay is working closely with Hussain and Milap and is providing valuable inputs to build the character. Besides Balasaheb, Anil’s character also borrows elements from Vasai-Virar strongman Bhai Thakur and NCP Chief Sharad Pawar” – a source close to the development revealed.

When contacted, Gupta said, “It’s too early to talk about the character since the film is still being written. But yes, it is inspired by some real politicians who were instrumental in converting Bombay to Mumbai and changing the city’s landscape.”

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Bewakoofiyaan…title song out!

Bematlab betuki si, Bekaar si budhhu si

Bewajah bewakoofiyaan…

Thursday, February 27, 2014: Enjoy it in the melodic voice of the talented music director Raghu Dixit with wonderful lyrics by Anvita Dutt.

The song, which takes you on a delightful musical journey into the lives of Mohit (Ayushmann Khurrana), Mayera (Sonam Kapoor) and her wilful bureaucratic father, V.K Sehgal (Rishi Kapoor), will surely strike a chord with all music lovers.

Watch it exclusively on the YRF YouTube Channel here: http://youtu.be/hh0r0dEl-6U

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Pied Piper wins yet another award, that of the Best Film in the International category at LUMS (Lahore University Management Studies) International Film Festival 2014, Lahore, Pakistan.

An elated director Vivek Budakoti exclaims, “I feel honored and excited by this appreciation coming from our neighbour Pakistan. The program director shared with us that the film has touched a chord with the Pakistani audience. We have a different geography now but we do share a common history and hence their connect with the film is quite obvious.”

Enthuses writer and co-producer Rajita Sharma, “I am extremely proud of my director, brilliant actors and technical team! An award is a recognition of all the hard work and passion that has gone into the making of the film. A moment to be cherished indeed.”

Pied Piper has earlier won the Best Film category at the Delhi International Film Festival and has traveled to many acclaimed festivals like Mumbai FIlm Festival MAMI 2013; Fer film Festival, Republic of Kosoves 2013; Alexandria Film Festival, Washington DC 2013; Freethought International Film Festival, Orlando 2013; Chicago South Asian Film Festival 2013; Jogja NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Indonesia 2013; Rafi Peer International Film Festival, Lahore 2013; Daring Independent Film Festival, Toronto 2013; Dhaka International Film Festival 2014; The Indian International Film of South Africa; Berlin International Directors Lounge among others.

A little about Pied Piper for information:

Pied Piper is a satirical folklore of a simple laundryman,Chunnilal (played by Rajpal Yadav), who is rumoured to have acquired his beloved donkey’s brains in a freak accident. Charming millions with his asinine traits, Chunnilal soon rises to become the most popular hero of his time.Ill at ease by his non-conformist approach, suspicious establishment starts to fear his influence on society. He must be stopped. Or better, he must be eliminated. The question remains, however, whether Chunnilal, the hero of a people, can altogether be erased from a collective consciousness? A tale of a simple man’s tryst with his asinine conscience laced with wry humour, the film mirrors the current socio-political turmoil in Democratic India.

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Blockbuster Overdose on MOVIES NOW this March

~All through March, watch Harry Potter The Complete series, India Series Premiere: Crisis, MOVIES NOW Exclusive: Mr. Go, Star Wars, Shaolin Masters, Super Movie: Social Network, Atmosfear and Color Blast only on MOVIES NOW~

National, March 2014: This March, MOVIES NOW will showcase the biggest blockbusters on Indian Television so get ready for the biggest Premiers, the most iconic movie franchises and a mega contest that will take you and your friend to the Harry Potter world in the USA.

MOVIES NOW line-up March Ø Harry Potter – Fridays @ 9 PM Ø CRISIS – Coming soon this month. Ø MR GO – XCLUSIVE 29th Mar, Sat @ 9 PM Ø STAR WARS – ROUND 1 Starts 3rd Mar – 8th Mar, Mon – Sat @ 11 PM Ø STAR WARS -ROUND 2 Starts 9th Mar – 13 Apr, Sun @ 9 PM Ø SHAOLIN MASTERS – Starts 3rd Mar – 27th Mar, Mon-Thurs @ 9 PM Ø SOCIAL NETWORK Super Movie of the month – 22nd Mar, Sat @ 9PM Ø ATMOSFEAR -1Oth Mar-27th Mar, Mon-Thurs @ 11PM Ø COLOUR BLAST- 17th Mar, Mon @ 9 AM onwards Considered amongst the league of epic Hollywood blockbusters, Harry Potter franchise has been a roaring success both popularly and financially. For the very first time, on Indian television, watch ALL the eight parts of the Harry Potter series on MOVIES NOW, every Friday at 9 PM. MOVIES NOW, also brings for its viewers an exciting watch and win Harry Potter ‘Spot The Snitch Contest’. Every time the snitch is on screen, give a missed call to the number that flashes on screen and gain points! Experience the magical glory with Harry Potter as one lucky winner who gains the highest points, gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a trip for two, to the World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios, in the United States of America.

Watch with the world, as MOVIES NOW brings to you the most anticipated series of 2014, the premier of CRISIS, a thirteen part series, simulcast with the US, coming soon this month. Find out in this hostage drama, what happens when some VIP’s children, including the President’s son, are abducted and the kidnappers use the influence of the VIP parents’ to create anarchy. Catch some of the star-stellar cast like Gillian Anderson, Rachael Taylor, Dermott Mulroney and James Lafferty adding more zest and action with CRISIS, coming soon only on MOVIES NOW.

That’s not all! MOVIES NOW brings an XClusive, MR. GO, a heartwarming, lovable, hysterical and an uplifting story of a gorilla, that makes his place in a man’s world. An incredible movie depicting amazing special effects created by the team that gave you Life of Pi, MR.GO will feature in HD on 29th Mar, Sat @ 9 PM only on MOVIES NOW.

MOVIES NOW, brings the most iconic Hollywood franchise of all time Star Wars, on your television screens. This popular franchise has captured the world over, by winning enormous academy awards and crossing $4.38 billion at the box office collections. This month is dedicated to Star Wars lovers, so stay tuned for Star Wars, starting 3rd March Mon – Thursday @ 11 PM only on MOVIES NOW.

Starting the month with an action explosion of sixteen power packed blockbuster lineups, MOVIES NOW brings its fans a mix of brand new and some of the most popular Shaolin hits with SHAOLIN MASTERS. Get mesmerized with this stellar martial arts line up of the best of Shaolin showcasing new exciting popular blockbusters like Tai Chi Zero, Tai Chi Hero, Dragon Tigergate, Return of the Sentimental Swordsmen, The Magnificent Ruffians & Fight the Fight, showcasing captivated moves, styles, pace and techniques of martial arts alongwith other popular hits like Drunken Master 2, Enter The Dragon and Rumble in The Bronx on Shaolin Masters starting 3rd March to 27th Mar 2014, every Mon-Thurs @ 9 PM.

For the first time in High Definition, watch the real life story of the man who invented

Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, in ‘SOCIAL NETWORK’ as the Super Movie of the month on the 22nd Mar, Sat @ 9 PM. This certainly has a story you would not want to miss.

If you’re in love with suspense and thrill, then catch some of the best blockbuster thriller hits like Mirrors, The Messengers, A Nightmare at Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Final Destination, Whisper, 1408, House of Wax, Shutter, Rise, The Hole, Ghost Ship on ATMOSFEAR, starting 1Oth Mar-27th Mar, Mon-Thurs only on Hollywood’s best @ 11 PM. This special thriller line-up is all set to leave at the edge of your seats wanting for more.

Seems like the all the fun and laughter is back, and is all set to tickle your funny bone with six back to back blockbuster lineup of movies on COLOUR BLAST. As a special treat for its viewers, MOVIES NOW will celebrate this festive season of colors with some fun filled entertaining movies like Hangover 1, Hangover 2, Kung Fu Panda, Baby’s Day Out, X Man Last Stand, Fantastic Four only on COLOUR BLAST, 17th Mar @ 9 AM onwards.

Catch all these blockbusters hits, new line-ups and exclusive features only on MOVIES NOW this month.

This March, battle with the action and fun with the best of Hollywood only on MOVIES NOW!

About Times Television Network:

Times Television Network is part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group. It houses upscale brands including ET NOW – India’s No. 1 Business News channel; MOVIES NOW – India’s leading English Movies channel; ROMEDY NOW – a unique destination for Love and Laughter; TIMES NOW – India’s No. 1 English News channel; and zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel. The network delivers segmented and differentiated content under one umbrella. It informs, entertains and engages over 100 million urban affluent viewers in India and is available in 45 countries across the globe.

About MOVIES NOW:

MOVIES NOW – Hollywood in HD, is India’s first High Definition English Movie channel, with Stunning Pictures in 1080i & Awesome 5.1 Surround Sound

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IDA Ireland appoints John Kilmartin as the Director for India business

India, February 27, 2014 – IDA Ireland, the Irish Government’s foreign investment agency, today announced that it has appointed John Kilmartin as the Director of India business. His role involves spearheading the Indian operations of the IDA Ireland organisation which involves promoting Ireland as an operations base for Indian companies expanding their presence in European markets.

John Kilmartin joined IDA Ireland in July 2007. Prior to being appointed to lead the IDA India team, John held a number of roles including Business Development Manager in the Emerging Companies Division where he was responsible for assisting high growth companies to set-up operations in Ireland.

On his new appointment John Kilmartin, Director for India business, IDA Ireland said ‘Indian companies are increasingly assessing Ireland as an attractive investment destination. As part of my new role, I look forward to strengthening IDA Ireland’s outstanding position in the Indian Corporate mind-set.’ Prior to joining IDA Ireland, John was a Technology Consultant with Deloitte Consulting for 7 years where he was involved in numerous projects such as Oracle systems development, System implementations, Change Management, Strategy Definition and Project Management. John holds a Degree in Common Law and MBS (Masters in Business Studies) in Managerial Accounting and Managerial Information Systems from University College Cork.

Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland commenting on John’s appointment said “India is a strategic market for IDA Ireland and is thus being accorded high priority within the organisation. We are confident that John’s leadership skills and experience will hold us in good stead in the Indian market and his tenure will help establish the investment credentials of Ireland among Indian corporates.”

Ireland is home to world leaders in sectors such as ICT, life sciences, technology, medical device manufacturing, financial services. Its attractive 12.5% corporation tax rate, English speaking knowledgeable workforce and track record makes Ireland a competitive location for Indian companies, validated by investments from Indian companies such as GTL, HCL, Aditi Technologies Wockhardt, Reliance Lifesciences, Crompton Greaves, Tata Consultancy Services, SFO Technologies, Ranbaxy, DQ Entertainment amongst others. As of 2012 report, bilateral trade between Ireland and India reported for the period 2008-2010 was worth more than €2.3 Billion.

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About IDA Ireland

Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency) is responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland. IDA assists Indian companies to locate into Ireland to expand their presence in European markets. It helps Indian companies to find the right location to suit their needs/ecosystem relevant to their activities. They introduce companies to tax advisory firms and recruitment agencies. Their services are totally free and confidential and they do not share any information with anyone.

For more information please visit www.idaireland.com www.idaireland.in

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A collaborative project

with the United Nations Department of Public Information

UNHATE NEWS

The News You Would Like To See

India, 27th February 2014. There is an ideal world where people’s problems are addressed and resolved. Starting to describe this world is the first step towards actually building it. The UnHate News project, an online platform that publishes only news we’d all like to see, starts from this principle in order to create a community of young people who actively participate in the news process: posting text, photos and video to produce “ideal” information in tune with the times.

Unhatenews.com, a new initiative of the UnHate Foundation (the heart of Benetton Group’s commitment to social issues) in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) aims to involve young people from all over the world in proactively telling the story of our society, seeking in their values ​​- understanding, solidarity, openness to diversity (values shared by the UnHate Foundation and Benetton Group) – solutions to the world’s problems.

In overcoming their passive attitude to the filtered and mostly negative news that surrounds us, the young reporters will be able to demonstrate their ability to respond positively to society’s need for concrete action by constructing a scale of values ​​that represent them. The end result will therefore also provide us with research into the younger generations.

The reporters’ stories, evaluated by the editors of UnHate News, will be published on the website, where the community will be able to rate them. An Unhate Foundation Jury will select 10 news items from the 100 most popular and submit them to the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI), which will then seek to match them with existing UN projects. The Unhate Foundation will, in turn, finance these projects.

UnHate News started on February 17 with four main news items, as conceived by Fabrica (Benetton Group’s communication research centre). The idea was to provide the potential young reporters with some indications of method and style, such as accuracy, impartiality, independence, creativity and humour.

These news items, which have already gone viral thanks to their eye-catching images and videos, address three major current issues: rights for homosexuals (Gay Pride on Red Square in Moscow); child brides in Africa and Asia (with some ironic interpretations of what it means to be a couple); and the dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku islands (with a beach volleyball challenge between two teams of beautiful girls).

Blending the boundaries between reality and fiction, over the last 10 days UnHate News has been published in the form of stories that are seemingly authentic but surprisingly positive – stories that you would like to see on the front pages. Through a narrative that is fictional and full of hope, the UnHate News draws attention to social injustice, promoting a vision of a different world.

The UnHate News project, which is closely integrated with social media and blogs that make the news, will conclude at the end of March 2014. Over the next two weeks, the internal jury will report the 10 top news stories to the United Nations. Two months later, 10 real projects supported by the UnHate Foundation will be ready to go and make a positive contribution – small but concrete – to efforts to change our world.

Erik Ravelo, creative director behind Fabrica’s social campaigns and author of the Gay Pride project, explains his vision: «I worked on the idea of organizing a Gay Pride in Red Square starting from a dream. The dream is of a world where people respect each other’s rights, where diversity is something to be treasured, where cultures, beliefs and political ideas thrive in a context of mutual respect. It’s not about making accusations, but of making a real call for tolerance, of understanding diversity. And we liked the idea that Red Square would represent this dream».

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Dharam and Sandeep at the Music launch of Gang of Ghosts
Dharam and Sandeep’s music shines out at the Music Launch of Gang of Ghosts

The young music director duo have composed the music for Satish Kaushik’s upcoming movie

Mumbai, February: Satish Kaushik , who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry when it comes to his musicals, has gone ahead and put his faith this time in yet another set of youngsters: Dharam-Sandeep, to put together the soundtrack of his ghost comedy GANG OF GHOSTS.

Dharam and Sandeep are music directors and composers duo who have worked in various Hindi films. Their works include Music Direction for movies like Main Aur Mrs Khanna, Rann, Raktha Charitra 1& 2, Department. As music producers, they have contributed to films like Jab We Met, Chocolate, Golmaal, Golmaal Returns and many more.

Apparently, Satish Kaushik was looking for someone who could come up with a soundtrack that reflected the quirky nature of the plot that GANG OF GHOSTS boasts of. Since he wanted song numbers that were young, fun and unpredictable for his film that boasts of a huge ensemble cast, Satish Kaushik felt that it would be best suited if relatively fresh composers were given an opportunity.

Ratan Jain, who is producing the film along with Satish Kaushik, was impressed as well and the composers were on board.

At the Event launch a medley of songs from Gang of Ghosts were performed live and received a huge shout out from the audience. Produced by Ganesh Jain, Ratan Jain and Satish Kaushik, Gang of Ghosts releases on March 21.

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About Music Directors Dharam & Sandeep

They are a music directors and composers duo who have worked in various Hindi films. Their works include Music Direction for movies like Main Aur Mrs Khanna, Rann, Raktha Charitra 1& 2, Department. As music producers, they have contributed to the background score for Jab We Met, Chocolate, Golmaal, Golmaal Returns and many more.

The young talented duo are eagerly waiting for their upcoming releases Gang of Ghosts and Tina And Lolo.

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At The Fans World, We have 360 degree exposure to the communication business in the entertainment and lifestyle domain. Our constant efforts are to reinvent, reinterpret and regain new ground. Strategy is the key element that surrounds the The Fans World’ s mission and vision, fabulous end results is what gives us satisfaction.

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Kashish Singh graces cover of STUFF magazine

Actress Kashish Singh has graced the cover of the latest issue of STUFF magazine; which is not only a famous UK based gadget magazine but also has a huge fan following not only amongst the youth but also the masses in India. It’s a magazine for all the gizmo freaks and gadget lovers in India and UK.

This issue will see Kashish Singh’s sexy avatar, where the actor has posed with different gadgets in a sensuous photoshoot with photographer Vikram Bawa. She is seen donning the cover page wearing a stunning silver one piece showcasing the latest JBL speakers. Talking about the shoot Vikram says “Kashish is a natural; and her gorgeous and vivacious presence in front of the camera makes it a fun and enjoyable experience for the photographer. I wish her all the best and am sure she’ll make it as a star”

The shoot captures her featuring various trendy and novel gadgets. Relaying her experience Kashish Singh says; “I myself am a total gizmo lover and had a gala time shooting for this awesome magazine with such a renowned photographer. Would be adding these new items to my gamut of gadgets very soon”

Kashish Singh is currently shooting for her Punjabi film Yaraana and was recently seen on the January 2014 Hindi Filmfare cover.
Watch the shoot exclusively on:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt3An3-4rCk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUy0pbqz7k1fxKwbcxhVfzMg

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Ep-49 Thursday 25th February

Bhagwati show the i-card to dadi bua but in vain, as it is replaced by sakshi’s photo….Bhagwati understand that their some think going on which both “saas bahu” is hiding with us.. Karen’s attitude of not responding towards sakshi hurts her alot…Sakshi feels embarrassed and want to go her maayke….Sakshi ready to leave says goodbye to every one.. ..Sharda and sakshi’s eye are full of tears as they have the pain of separation.while going sakshi and Karen look attracted to each other …

Ep-50 Friday 26th February

Padma happy to see sakshi back home and find her distracted as sakshi and Karen both are missing each other..Karen leave for her “sasural”to take sakshi back home…Sharda does not inform sakshi about karen as she want her to be surprised.. Kaveri unfortunately give sharda’s notebook to raddiwala .. Sharda try to hid but she caught..Dadi bua shout on her as she know about her coaching earlier only due to ruksar’s call….Sharda and dadi look shocked apologetic ..

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TV Serial “LADLI” daily soap is coming on DD

A TV Serial “LADLI” based on killing of female fetus is coming on DD from June 2014, for five days in a week, this daily soap is being produced under the banner of Shakuntala Films, by Pappu Sharma (Chairman of Active Media Producer Association of DD) will be aired on DD from June 2014. “LADLI” is co-produced by Sanjay Sharma & Ashok Kumar Bhatti, being directed by Kumar Babblu, written by Kamal Taneja and creative director is Ashok Dube. “LADLI” stars Ranjeet, Pankaj Berry, Tina Ghai, Mehnaaz, Pankaj Vishnu (Pavitra Rishta fame ), Priya (Pavitra Rishta fame), Minali Kapoor of NSD, Dilip Khanna, Monica Patel and Deepika in title role.

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P&G Shiksha makes the necessary infrastructure interventions by building and supporting schools across the country thereby giving children the access to education. Supporting this endeavor, Shruti Haasan paid a visit to P&G Shiksha School in Hyderabad to lay the foundation for setting up a new playground. The actress turned sports teacher for the day, commenced the excavation of the land which will soon be shaped into a playground & played volley ball with the very excited students. She also engaged them in key tips on sportsmanship, and was very impressed with the confidence, intelligence, wit and exuberance demonstrated by the P&G Shiksha children.

Sharjil Shaikh

Sr. Manager

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Sarah-Jane to turns singer

Actor Sarah-Jane Dias who will be seen this year in films like “O Teri”, “Happy New Year” and “Angry Indian Goddesses” is taking western singing lessons these days for a reason. Sources close to the actress suggest that she will be lending her voice for a few tracks in her untitled upcoming film. When contacted, Ms Dias did confirm about the vocal training but refused to give any information about the film or its title. Sources also confirm that since a month she has been taking vigorous training in both singing and contemporary dance and was recently spotted at Ashley Lobo’s dance school.

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Nishchal Zaveri- MD – ENZY Studios says, “We have done work with international artists & are also doing good work with upcoming artists, Bollywood films. We are looking forward to promote independent artists in a huge manner.”

ENZY Studios is a pre and post production music recording studio that is fully outfitted with state of the art equipment and engineered room acoustics to provide pristine sound.

With an in House Professional Artist Team comprising of Music producers, artists/composers and mixing engineers. ENZY Studios is a ‘One stop Music Production Sound House’. Committed to providing top quality recording and production services. The sound house has been carefully planned to provide a creative and positive environment. ENZY Studios has: 2 Control/Mix rooms, One live recording theatre that can sit 30-piece orchestra, 2 ISO/recording rooms . As well as lounge and private rooms available for comfort while recording. Hollywood based architect Jerry Steckling of JSX Audio designed and engineered the studio and its’ acoustics. The design has been executed by UK based Munro acoustics.

Single : https://soundcloud.com/nishchal_zaveri/raakh-jale?in=nishchal_zaveri/sets/raakh-jale

Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_st9s_5_Ow

Do share the link with your peers, colleagues and friends and also drop by Nishchal’s Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/nishchalmusic?fref=ts

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Hasleen Kaur to be part of the prestigious three-day annual retreat in Surajkund with the Finance Ministry team

Hasleen Kaur is not just another Model turned Actor, which she has proved in the past with her social endeavors. Now, the actor is set to prove it yet again. It is not very often do we see Bollywood stars taking active interest in budgeting and economics but actor Hasleen Kaur is one such actor who takes active interest in economics, the talented actor is going to be part of the prestigious three-day annual retreat in Surajkund with the Finance Ministry team.

The actor will be sharing her inputs on the entertainment industry at the ‘Vision for India’ session. Speaking about the same Hasleen says, “I am honoured to be a part of this prestigious event. It’s like a dream come true to speak in front of such reputed people.” The retreat is a skit prepared by directors and deputy directors at the ministry. Usually, this is a spoof on their bosses. The retreat will also have various activities such as cricket matches and yoga sessions for officers, as well as a panel discussion on ‘poverty alleviation and empowerment’, to be attended by representatives from McKinsey and a non-governmental organisation.

Indian bronze medallist at the 2012 London Olympics GaganNarang will also be present at the event along with Hasleen Kaur. In the past the retreat has been attended by several well known faces from different walks of life such as Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani, film director Shekhar Kapur, actors Aamir Khan, Chitrangada Singh and Nandita Das, poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar, and cricketer Gautam Gambhir

Warm Regards,
Himalee Shah

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Fresh Brewings!

The new crop of Bollywood seems to share excellent comrade. Even though they have not known each other for long, they seem to share an excellent vibe.

They are even appreciative of the work their peers are doing.

In a recent example we saw Shraddha and Parineeti reaching out to Alia on twitter and wishing her all the best for her upcoming film, Highway

Alia, Parineeti and Shraddha are often competing with each other on roles… However this somehow does not transpire between them. They have always maintained appreciation for each other’s work.

They have been spotted together at chat shows and parties. They have even often spoken highly of each other on various public platforms.

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A UTV Motion Pictures presentation, and a Sajid Nadiadwala & Karan Johar production, 2 States has been directed by Abhishek Varman and stars Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor. It is based on Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel 2 States, and is slated to release on 18th April, 2014.

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10 simple ways to lose weight this Women’s day!

Mumbai, February 2014: Women are constantly worried about dieting and losing weight. Any occasion always inspires women to lose some extra kilos. But with so many diets out there, it can be hard to know which is best for you. Understanding the power as well as the elegance a woman exudes from within, Dr. Kiran Rukadikar from Rukadikar’s Speciality Clinic for Weight loss; Lifestyle Modification & Nutrition Therapy gets you 10 simple ways to lose weight.

So start with small, sustainable changes like having more home-cooked meals, going for regular walks and follow these 10 simple ways to lose weight by Dr. Rukadikar

10 simple ways to lose weight this Women’s day!

1. Never skip your Breakfast
2. Don’t have low calorie breakfast, but have a Nutrition dense breakfast
3. Dinners should be the lightest of all the three meals.
4. Indulge in seasonal fruits and vegetables.
5. Restrict outside Lunch/dinner to maximum two times in a month.
6. Have minimum, 10 -12 glasses of water in a day. Have a glass of normal water the first thing in the morning.
7. Have at least 2 fruits and a big bowl of salad in a day.
8. Talk to your close friends and buddies once in every month, research shows that it reduces your emotional cravings for food.
9. Understand that there is no shortcut to weight loss except for having a balanced diet and regular 1 hour of physical activity.
10. Avoid fad diets because that sudden change can cause your body into a stressed state.

So if you are serious about losing weight this Woman’s day start out gradually and give it a try with tips by Dr. Kiran Rukadikar.

Dr. Rukadikar’s clinic for Weight loss, Lifestyle Modification & Nutrition Therapy at:

Kandivali: Shop no 69, Ground Floor, X Central mall, near D Mart, Mahaveer Nagar, Kandivali West, Mumbai- 67

Khar: Dr Rukadikar’s – 102, Ashray Building , 1st floor , 18th road , Opp. Laxmi Narayan Temple , Khar west , Mumbai – 400052. Phone – 022-26000078, 09921217333

Mulund: Dr Rukadikar’s , A- 1-5 , Jayanti CHS , JSD Rd. , Opp Rly Station , Mulund west , Mumbai – 022 – 25908008, Mobile – 9594987307

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yrf Tamil

Padiye Padiye

Download Link: http://youtu.be/EMe6eMJUx6Q

YouTube Link for Embed: http://goo.gl/5EY8Z8

yrf Telugu

Nevvo Sagam Neno Sagam

Download Link: http://youtu.be/qTRgF1_-fHk

YouTube Link for Embed: http://goo.gl/kRmWZ1

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Glorifying the Stars year after year

Mohan Mirchandani’s Hum Log Awards a Success

Mohan Mirchandani’s tradition hosting the famous Hum Log Awards at Radio Club is an eventful affair felicitating the best in the entertainment industry.

It is one of the prestigious awards held during Maha Shivratri every year that sees the attendance of the entertainment industry & eminent personalities from other walks of life that come in support of the film fraternity giving prestigious Hum Log Awards.

The evening saw the attendees like Rohit verma , kanwaljeet, Girish kumar who performed impromptu with the children, Dolly Bindra, Ramesh Taurani, Ramji Gulati performed and Gurdeep Mehndi, Gufi Paintal, Bobby Vatts, Ashutosh, Shahid Malya, and Sachiti Sakat (Singer) had joined in the audience present cheered for the duo .

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City News/ Listing/ Event

Free Eye Check-Up & Free Distribution of Spectacles Camp on 28th February to 1st March

Mumbai.Shri. Radhe Guru Maa Charitable Trust has organised Free Eye Check-Up & Free Distribution of Spectacles Camp on 28th February to 1st March 2014 at Near Malad Railway Station, Opp. M.M. Mithaiwala, Malad(w) ,Mumbai-64 at 12 Noon to 4 P.M. Sanjeev Gupta has appealed the people to take advantage of the free Services.

Sanjay Sharma Raj

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The makers of Gulaab Gang have now released two new dialogue promos from the film, which further enhance the strong and fierce character of ‘Rajjo’, played by Madhuri Dixit. The promos can be viewed at: Promo 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBou4LdG1xE , Promo 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_U39Ht7TIE

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Kangana Ranaut walks the red carpet for Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn-Winter 2014 in London.

Bollywood’s poster girl for fashion,Kangana Ranaut recently made her presence felt on the red carpet of the recently concluded London Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2014, as she attended the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn-Winter 2014 Show held at Kensington Gardens in London.

Dressed in powder blue ensemble by Burberry,Kangana ,apart from attending the show also met with Chief Creative Officer of the brand, Christopher Bailey.Says Kangana Ranaut, “It was a pleasure watching the show.Their Autumn-Winter collection is absolutely stunning”.

Other popular faces who attended the show as guests included actor Bradley Cooper, One Direction singer Harry Styles, actor Daniel Bruhl ,actress Felicity Jones, Naomie Harris, Ashley Madekwe, Tinie Tempah, Laura Mvula, Angela Baby, Paloma Faith and Harley Viera-Newton to name a few.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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