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  1. Mumbai, March 26th, 2014 For immediate publication

    Godrej Properties adds a large new residential project in Pune

    The Mumbai based real estate developer enters into a partnership to develop a residential project in Mundhwa, Keshavnagar, Pune

    Godrej Properties Limited (GPL) (BSE scrip id: GODREJPRP), the real estate development arm of the Godrej Group, has entered into a partnership to develop a residential project in Mundhwa, Keshavnagar, Pune. The project, spread over 43 acres, will offer approximately 260,000 sq. meters (2.8 million sq. ft.) of saleable area and will be developed as a premium residential development comprising 1, 2, 3, and 4 BHK apartments.

    Like most Godrej Properties’ projects, this is a joint venture project, with GPL getting 35% of the profits from the project.

    The location offers excellent connectivity to all key areas in Pune, like Koregaon Park, Kalyani Nagar, Kharadi-Hadapsar bypass, Pune – Nagar Road, the Pune – Solapur Highway (NH 9) and is in close proximity to IT parks situated in Kharadi & Hadapsar. This project will also benefit from the well developed social and educational infrastructure in the immediate neighbourhood.

    Mr. Pirojsha Godrej, MD & CEO, Godrej Properties said, “We are very happy to have added a large new residential project in Pune to our portfolio. This fits well with our strategy of entering partnerships for residential developments in the best locations within India’s largest real estate markets. Over the years, GPL has built a number of landmark properties in Pune and this project is our eighth project in Pune. We will seek to ensure this project delivers its residents an outstanding quality of life.”

     

    About Godrej Properties Ltd.:

    Godrej Properties brings the Godrej Group philosophy of innovation and excellence to the real estate industry. Each Godrej Properties development combines a 117 – year legacy of excellence and innovation with a commitment to cutting-edge design and technology. Godrej Properties is currently developing residential, commercial and township projects spread across 8.73 million square meters (94 million square feet) in 12 cities.

    Godrej Properties has always embraced the notion that collaboration is the essence of excellence. To that end, we have worked with the best designers, architects and contractors within India and around the globe to deliver imaginative and sustainable spaces. By bringing together the best talent in the global real estate sector, Godrej Properties works to create developments that will last into the future, and foresee the needs of each and every resident.

    Over the last few years, Godrej Properties has received over 50 awards and recognitions, including “Popular Choice – Developer of the Year” award by ET NOW in 2013 and “Best Business Practice in Real Estate” for the year 2012 by Accommodation Times.

    For further Information contact,

    Mr. Ajay Pawar

    General Manager (Corporate Communications)

    Godrej Properties Limited

    Tel. – +91 022 66510218

    Mobile – +91 9820286056

    Fax – +91 022 22072044

     

     

    Toshiba India pays tribute to the living legend Sachin Tendulkar with the world’s largest photo mosaic of a cricketer

    • Concludes the ‘WeAreSachin’ campaign with over 17000 entries
    • 5 lucky winners get a chance to meet the legend

     

    Mumbai, India: Being known for industry firsts, Toshiba India has added another feather to its cap by creating the world’s largest photo mosaic* of a cricketer. The photo mosaic of Sachin Tendulkar adorned with the images of more than 17,000 fans was displayed on an 84 inch Toshiba 4k Ultra HD TV. The event saw the presence of Mr. Sanjay Warke, Country Head, Toshiba India – DS Division and the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

     

    Taking forward the legacy of being known for the creation of World’s First Cricket Series TV co-created with Sachin, which was launched last year, this year Toshiba launched the ‘WeAreSachin’ campaign to give fans a chance to participate with Sachin Tendulkar for yet another world record. The ‘WeAreSachin’ campaign, started in January 2014, called for pictures of fans from across the country on Facebook, which were then incorporated in the world’s largest photo mosaic of the cricketer. Five winners, Seema Jasani, Kanchan Negi, Arpit Jain, Shradhanand Tidake and Hardik Parmar,  chosen through a lucky draw were also given a chance to meet the legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar in person.

     

    The photo mosaic was adapted from a painting created by an ace painter, Viveek Sharma. Titled ‘Eye of the Tiger’, the painting draws parallel between the Tiger and the legendary cricketer for his strength and valiant acts of courage, bravery and precision. It is the best metaphorical reference depicting Sachin’s fiery attitude when it comes to cricket. The painting also illustrates Sachin as akin to the ‘King of the Jungle’ and the ruler of the Earth. The original work by Viveek was also unveiled at the event by Sanjay Warke and Sachin Tendulkar.

     

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Warke, Country Head, Toshiba India – DS Division, said, “In an endeavor to bring the game of cricket closer to its fans, last year Toshiba India had launched the World’s First Cricket Series TV which was co-created with Sachin Tendulkar. With the ‘WeAreSachin’ campaign, our aim is to offer all the cricket fans an opportunity of getting closer to the God of Cricket- Sachin.  By gifting him the world’s largest photo mosaic, we want to express our gratitude and thankfulness to Sachin for making us all so proud. This is our gesture on behalf of all his fans across the world, who share the same love and gratefulness for the legend.”

     

    Delighted at the gesture, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, commented, “I am extremely happy to get this opportunity to be so close to the fans who loved me throughout. I am thankful to each and every one who is a part of this wonderful photo mosaic for making me feel so special. I am proud to be associated with Toshiba who are the global leaders in innovation and technology and pioneers in converging technology with cricket.”

     

    Understanding the pulse of the cricket crazy nation, Toshiba India had launched the World’s First Cricket

    Series TV co-created with the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, in September 2013. The Cricket Mode technology helps elevate sensory & viewing pleasure with the unmatched picture quality that produces life like sharp images with reduced motion blur and a powerful yet distortion free stadium like sound. The richer colours, sharper details and crisper images help enhance the green of cricket field, the cracks on the cricket pitch & the fast moving cricket ball.

     

    About Viveek Sharma, the artist:

    Born in 1968 in Mumbai, Viveek Sharma is one of the popular artists in India who lives and works in Mumbai. He studied BFA (Painting) from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. Viveek has participated in some important art camps within the state such as those conducted by Harsh Goenka, Onida, J.J. School of Art and an Exclusive art workshop conducted for The Times of India on special invitation at Mumbai. An award winning artist, he was also commissioned by Troubadour, Hyatt Regency, Tokyo, Japan.  Further his works form an important part of private and corporate collections within India and overseas. Viveek Sharma was awarded with the Maharashtra State Award for Artistic Excellence in 1994.

     

    About Toshiba India Pvt. Ltd.

    Toshiba India Private Limited is a 100% subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation Japan. Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba’s web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

     

     

     

    CBRE PROMOTES DANIEL QUEENAN TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ASIAPACIFIC

    Mumbai, 26 March 2014 – CBRE Group Inc. today announced that Daniel Queenan has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacificregion. The appointment, which is

    effective immediately, was announced by Robert Blain, CBRE’s Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific.

    Mr. Queenan has previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the Asia Pacific region. In this role, he has worked closely with Mr. Blain and CBRE’scountry, regional business line and shared services leaders to drive growth, premier client service and excellence in all aspects of the Asia Pacificbusiness.

    With his expanded role, Mr. Queenan will assume responsibility for the operational management of the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Blain will continue toserve as Executive Chairman with overall responsibility for the Asia Pacific region. His focus will be on the strategic development of the business,with particular emphasis on client care and development, cross-border activity and capital markets.

    “Danny has been a very strong addition to our regional leadership team,” Mr. Blain said. “I look forward to continuing to partner with him to achieveincreased success for CBRE and our clients across Asia Pacific. I am very passionate about the opportunities ahead of us and all that we can accomplish together over the next several years.”

    “This is a well-deserved promotion for Danny,” said Mike Lafitte, Chief Operating Officer of CBRE. “He is a very talented executive who is highlyregarded by our people across Asia Pacific andaround the world. He and Rob have forged a successful partnership that has put us on a pathtoward continued growth, outstanding client service and operational excellence in Asia Pacific.”

    Mr. Queenan has served as Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific, since August 2013. He is a member of CBRE’s Global Operating Committee and the AsiaPacific Strategic Group. A 20-year veteran of the real estate industry, Mr. Queenan also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Trammell Crow Company,CBRE’s real estate development subsidiary, a position he has held since 2011. Prior to joining Trammell Crow Company, he was President and ChiefExecutive Officer of Opus North Corporation, a large U.S. real estate development company.

    About CBRE Group, Inc.

    CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in LosAngeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate servicesand investment firm (in terms of

    2013 revenue). The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers throughapproximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services;property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and researchand consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

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    Aamir Khan will be launching the trailer of the most awaited film Heropanti.

    Heropanti will mark one of the biggest launches year with Tiger Shroff making his debut in the film.

    The film which is set to release in the 23rd of May will have its first look launch in the 1st week of April.

    To make the launch even bigger the makers approached Aamir Khan to be a part of the first look.

    When the idea of the launch was being discussed, the makers and Jackie Shroff both thought of Aamir Khan to share their moment.

    Aamir Khan shares a great bond with Jackie Shroff, they have not only worked together but also have been involved on their personal front.

    When the actor was approached, he was keen very keen to be a part of Tiger’s launch, as he is very fond of Tiger.

    Not only will Aamir announce the trailer of the film, he will also for the first time introduce Tiger Shroff to the media and audience. This will be the young actor’s first ever appearance in front of the media.

     

     

     

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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