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Pearl Academy launches New Campus in Mumbai- Announces exciting scholarship opportunities in collaboration with Sussanne Roshan

Admissions open for 12 UG & PG Courses across domains. First session will begin in August, 2014
‘The Charcoal Project National Scholarship’ – a four year long full scholarship to be offered to three students through a collaboration with The Charcoal Project by Sussanne Roshan

Mumbai, April 15, 2014: Pearl Academy, India’s premier institute for design, fashion and related business courses, with its strong commitment to excellence, innovation and employability now has a center in one of India’s most creative cities- Mumbai. At a recent press conference hosted at Bunglow 9, Mr. Sharad Mehra, CEO, Pearl Academy, along with Sussanne Roshan, Interior Designer & founder ‘The Charcoal Project’, announced the launch of new campus which will absorb talented students in six Under-Graduate and six Post-Graduate programmes across domains. The campus is centrally located in Andheri East, next to Marol metro station and will boast of a unique architecture and thoughtfully designed spaces for creative learning. The admissions have already begun for 2014 session and classes will begin from August, 2014, onwards.

Additionally, in an endeavor to explore fresh talent and hone creativity, the institute has collaborated with ‘The Charcoal Project’ to give away ‘The Charcoal Project National Scholarship’ to highly motivated students looking for an opportunity in creative careers. ‘The Charcoal Project National Scholarship’ will provide an opportunity to 3 deserving students (applicants as well as non-applicants to All-India entrance examination of the Academy) who want to study design at Pearl Academy. These students, who would be shortlisted after a series of screening tests, will receive a scholarship with all-paid tuition fees for their academic years at Pearl. These scholarships would be offered one each in Pearl’s campuses at Mumbai, Noida and Jaipur. Also, 3 runner-ups on joining Pearl Academy will receive a fully paid trip to ‘Artfest’ at Santa Fe College of Art & Design in Santa Fe, USA – a 3 weeks long festival where artists, designers and students from more than 40 countries participate.

Speaking about the launch of new campus, Mr. Sharad Mehra, CEO, Pearl Academy, said, “We are very excited to introduce our institute to a city which is home to some of the most creative minds in the country. We have set-up high benchmarks in the quality of education, employability, international exposure and have presented numerous successful alumni to the creative industries in the last 20 years. Pearl Academy is committed to replicate the same in Mumbai. We are also eager to ignite creativity among students through our association with Sussanne Roshan. We do believe that together we would be able to promote creativity and design for students across the country.”

Students wanting to apply for the scholarships need to send in a portfolio along with a write-up/presentation/short video/art work/installation etc. on the chosen theme. A jury consisting experts from Pearl Academy and Sussanne Roshan will review the entries and meet the shortlisted candidates for final selection. The finalized winners will be awarded ‘The Charcoal Project National Scholarship’ at Pearl Academy.

Talking about the association with Pearl Academy, Sussanne Roshan said, “It is really exciting for Mumbai that Pearl Academy is coming to the city. With its rich heritage of over two decades and excellent academic standards in the fields of design, fashion, business and retail industry, the Academy will fulfill the demands of creative industries. I strongly believe that our partnership will help us encourage design as a whole across the country. It’s a thrilling opportunity being offered to the young students by Pearl Academy and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”

The Pearl Academy has been welcomed wholeheartedly by the industry in Mumbai with prominent designers, brands and media houses reaching out to support students for internships, placements and expert inputs.

As a part of the Laureate International Universities (LIU) Network, Pearl students get international exposure and education. International faculty is a part of Pearl and every student at Pearl Academy gets an opportunity to study abroad in a partner institute. All PG Diploma courses are validated by Domus Academy, Milan. Our global alliances have around 30 international institutes including Nottingham Trent University, London College of Fashion, NABA Milan, Media Design School NZ, New school of Architecture, Santa Fe College of Art and Design, et al.

About Pearl Academy

Founded in 1993, Pearl Academy is India’s largest private institution in fashion, design and related businesses, which has helped shape the business and creative landscape of these industries over the past 20 years.

Driven by a commitment to create adaptable and highly sought-after graduates, Pearl Academy ensures student-outcomes are the center of every initiative. A high-caliber and experienced faculty, each equipped with Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) in Pedagogy from NTU, UK, helps deliver on this promise.

Backed by the resources and expertise of a global network of renowned institutions such as London College of Fashion, Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Domus Academy (Italy), and NABA (Milan) among many, Pearl Academy is able to ensure that in today’s accelerated world, Pearl students are able to achieve their personal goals by becoming game-changers and achievers.

Pearl Academy delivers over 30 uniquely designed undergraduate, graduate and professional programs through its 4 campuses in Delhi, NOIDA, and Jaipur and now in Mumbai, and has close to a 100% placement record. Pearl Academy is ISO 9001: 2008 Certified.

Pearl Academy is a member of the Laureate International Universities network, which has a presence in 30 countries, serving more than 800,000 students.

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Red Carpet Specialist Karn Malhotra designs for Femina Miss India Earth 2014

For the finale of the prestigious beauty pageant, Jhataleka donned a Karn Malhotra outfit & she claims to feel like the queen wearing the same.

Miss India Earth, the first runner up Jhataleka looked a million dollar in Red Carpet Specialist Karn Malhotra outfit.

Karn Malhotra feels elated her outfit being worn by the first runner up, the white outfit is of pure chiffon with gold studs & Swarovski Crystal embellishments.

The white outfit worn during the finale was taken from the designer’s line of collection ‘NYX’.


Shooting of Film “CHAKKAR CD KA” talky portion is completed

Schedule of one month for Comedy Thriller Hindi Film“CHAKKAR CD KA”, talky portion is completed in Gujarat, and unit is back in Mumbai. Film was shot in various exotic location of Daman, Ahmadabad & Vapi, where many dramatic scenes were canned. Songs of “CHAKKAR CD KA” will be picturised soon in Mumbai.

Film “CHAKKAR CD KA” is being under the banner of Vidhi Asra Motion Pictures Pvt. Ltd., Produced by Jayesh Sajider & Sameer A. Siddiqui, Co-producer are Mirasol Lake Resort, Shilpa Sojitra & Nazia Siddiqui, Director is Sameer A. Siddiqui, Screenplay Dialogue by Sarfaraz Ahmed, Cinematography by Mohsin Khan, Editing by Shahnawaz Ali, Music by Din Mohammed, Lyrics are by Arafat Mehmood, Birbal Khosla & Tabassum, song will be Choreographed by Jai Prakash Malhotra & Art Director is Sunil Singh

Film stars Manoj Joshi, Zakir Hussain, MukeshTiwari, Abhhay Bhaargava, Ahsaan Qureshi, Nishad Vaidya, Muzahid Ali Khan, Rishank Tiwari & Ashmita Bakshi & Mukesh Tiwari.

The songs  sung by Javed Ali, Raja Hasan, Vinod Rathod, Sharib Sabri , Shahid Malya, Aishwaria Nigam and Birbal Khosla.

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Kangana to play a ‘Manizer’ in Revolver Rani

After watching our iconic Bollywood heroes play womanizers on the silver screen, it is time for a woman to turn tables on the menfolk and Kangana does exactly that in Revolver Rani.

In the film, Kangana will be seen having fun with her toyboy .Her character is extremely dominating and aggressive which can be seen even when she is romancing her beau in the film.

A source said, “In one scene, Kangana is arrested and is on her way to jail. She requests for some time to attend to an urgent matter and drags Vir Das to a room and kisses him so wildly that his lips start bleeding! No actress till date has portrayed such a ‘manizing character’ till date.


UTV Motion Pictures’ masala thriller with Emraan Hashmi now titled

‘Raja Natwarlal’

15th April 2014: UTV Motion Pictures today announced that their much anticipated con thriller with blockbuster actor-director jodi Emraan Hashmi and Kunal Deshmukh earlier titled ‘Shaatir’ will now be called ‘Raja Natwarlal’.

Emraan Hashmi plays the role of a conman in the movie and the new title ‘Raja Natwarlal’ completely captures the essence of his character & the film. “Emraan, Kunal and our team were thrilled about this title from the moment we hit upon it, as it sums up his character so perfectly. Emraan Hashmi and Kunal Deshmukh together have entertained audiences with back to back hits earlier and we look forward to ‘Raja Natwarlal’ to entertain our audiences with the ultimate thriller comedy.” said Amrita Pandey, VP and Head, Marketing & Distribution

– Studio, Disney India

“Ever since I heard this title, I’ve been after UTV to get it. It etches out my character perfectly and is extremely catchy.  Also, because it fits in so well with the space of the film, it will help us in promoting the film very well.” added Emraan Hashmi.

Thrilled about the title change Kunal Deshmukh said “It’s a fantastic title and takes the film to another level. I always wanted to present Emraan in a never seen before avatar. He plays a master street con artist- the modern day Natwarlal. So the title is just apt.”

Emraan plays a modern day Natwarlal who along with his partner in crime, lives off short cons and day-to-day hustles in Mumbai. The movie progresses through many twists and turns, cons and more cons, leading to a big one. The film is a total masala entertainer, which will take you through the world of con and philosophies of conmen.

The film is slated for release on August 29th 2014.

About Disney India Studio

Bringing together the best of both worlds, The Walt Disney Studios and UTV Motion Pictures have formed one of the leading film studios in India. The activities of the studio span across creative development, production, marketing, distribution, licensing, merchandising and syndication of films.

UTV Motion Pictures as a dominant player in the Indian film industry has been in the forefront of bringing Indian films to a global audience and the last decade in Indian cinema has seen UTV delivering some of the most iconic films including Swades, Rang De Basanti, Jodhaa Akbar, A Wednesday, Dev D, Khosla Ka Ghosla, The Namesake, Life in a Metro, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Fashion, Kaminey, No One Killed Jessica, Raajneeti, Udaan, Peepli Live, Delhi Belly, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Paan Singh Tomar, Rowdy Rathore, Barfi!, Heroine, Race 2, AnyBody Can Dance (ABCD), Kai Po Che!, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and more recently Ship of Theseus, Chennai Express, Satyagraha, Shahid, The Lunchbox and Highway.

The studio has to its credit 4 films in the last 7 years to have been selected to represent India at the Academy awards; Rang De Basanti (2006), Harishchandrachi Factory (2009), Peepli Live (2010) and Barfi! (2012). In 2011, UTV also became one of the few studios to successfully venture into South Indian cinema with Deiva Thirumagal and Muran, and has had a successful run so far with Vettai, Masala Café, Mugamoodi, Thaandavam, Settai and Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru in Tamil, and Grandmaster and Husbands in Goa in Malayalam.  UTV has a library of over 80 films including Hindi, Regional, Animation and International Productions, which have been showcased in over 50 festivals across 28 countries, receiving almost 350 awards in the last 7 years.

The Walt Disney Studios has seen unprecedented box office success in India in 2012 with MARVEL’s The Avengers which was distributed and marketed in India by UTV Motion Pictures. The film emerged as the 4th highest grosser of all-time amongst Hollywood films in India. Iron Man 3 released in 2013 became the highest Hollywood grosser for the year. Prior to this, Cars 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 released in 2011 and were the biggest animation and live action titles of all time for Disney in the country. In 2010, Prince of Persia became the highest grossing western film in India that year. Earlier, Disney released its first live action Hindi feature Do Dooni Chaar in 2010 and subsequently after the success of the film, released Anaganaga-O-Dheerudu, a Telugu feature targeted at the southern audiences and second Hindi live-action film Zokkomon.

Coming up is an inimitable slate with films like Khoobsurat, P.K., Jagga Jasoos  in Hindi, Sigaram Thodu, Anjaan, Purambokku in Tamil, Million dollar Arm, Guardians of the Galaxy  in English and many more.


Jacqueline Fernandez a pro at the Headstand .

Jacqueline Fernandez who makes looking hot ever so easy has taken up to yoga in a huge way, as she practices the art form thrice a week.

If that wasn’t all, the actress is also a pro at a yogic-headstand referred to as the Sirshasana, the first and most important of the 12 basic postures of hatha yoga which is known to have numerous benefits.

Extremely challenging and dangerous to perform, there are several risks associated with the pose, as the entire body’s weight has to be balanced on the neck.

Says a source, “Jacqueline discovered yoga about 5 years ago and ever since swears by it.She has a personal yoga instructor and practices it for an hour everyday, five days a week.Jacqueline is so good at it now that she can flawless perform the Sirshasana i.e the yogic headstand minus a wall for support and this is something very few can do .Experts can perform this asana only after years of practice”.


SEACOM Group of Colleges invites applicants for the courses in the upcoming academic session 2014

Mumbai,15thApril, 2014: SEACOM, the most acclaimed and respected marine, engineering and management Institute in Eastern India announced the applicants for the courses beginning in the upcoming academic session 2014. SEACOM is well known as a platform for excellence in teaching, learning and administration maintain high standards of quality placements as the curriculum are designed to suit the industry requirements.


Course name



Course fee

Application procedure

Last date of collecting and submitting forms

Hostel facility for boys & girls (with capacity)


B. Ed

( C.U affiliation-on process

NCTE approved)

2 years

As per C.U norms

As per C.U norms

As per C.U norms

Mid April- Application form will be uploaded on the internet

100 seats in total



(Electro-Technical Officer)

17 weeks and 8 months of on board training

·   10+2 (Physics, Chemistry , maths and English)

·   3 years diploma with 60% marks or

·   4 years degree with lateral entry with 50 % marks in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

4 Lakhs (approx)

·         Test taken by the college(100 marks)

·         Medical Test by DGS approved doctor

Will be available on the website

40( 3 batches in a year)


·         Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

·      Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)

3 years


Approx 2000 per month

As per WBUT norms

Deadline- 31st August


For more information on the courses in marine, engineering, management courses etc. please visit-,,‎

About SEACOM Engineering College:

Seacom Engineering College is one of the well known and finest technical institution, at Kolkata, West Bengal, India and is among the top Colleges in Kolkata. It is located at Sankrail, 30 km. away from heart of the Kolkata city by the side of National Highway VI connected by Sankrail railway station and bus from Kolkata city in a beautiful 11.15 acres of campus. Seacom offers education of the highest quality with its curriculum through a broad array of offerings in engineering & technological studies. A diverse, talented community united by a passion for learning and quest for more, challenges students to be moulded to a different category in the state, country and world at Seacom.  .

.About Seacom Marine College:

Seacom Marine College was established for Research, Experiment, Design and Development purpose in the field of Science and Technologies and to provide education and training in the relevant field. This role is now confined to the Training and certification of STCW’95(Standard of Training Certification and Watch Keeping) mandatory courses, however additional practical oriented sophisticated courses in the field of Electronics & Telecommunications with a specialized emphasize in Information Technology is in the pipeline. This college has achieved an excellent reputation as provider of quality training. Extensive facilities and highly experienced faculty staff have made it a leading college in India. Seacom Marine College is located at Jaladhulagori, Sankrail, Howrah an establishment of well-known Trust “Seacom Marine College” of Kolkata which is actively involved in multifarious activities of Marine Management and maritime education with high reputation for over two decades. The Institution is affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology and approved by AICTE and The Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India.  Seacom Marine College is one of the leading Maritime College and Engineering College of Eastern India, having excellent infrastructure and state of the art laboratory facilities. The academic programs are comprehensive and meticulous aimed at fostering Multidimensional Engineers with sound knowledge, applications skills and analytical minds.

Seacom Management College:

Seacom Management College is the venture of well known Trust – Seacom Marine College, in West Bengal, India.

Each stream of Management Course focuses to imbibe maximum performance-oriented professional ability and skill, using state-of-the-art technology and modern educational techniques, pertaining to international benchmarks. The whole purpose of training and preparing Management Graduates is aimed to build more confident and performance-driven professionals who can be core performers in their future careers.


Seacom offers education of the highest quality with its curriculum through a broad array of offerings in engineering & technological studies. A diverse, talented community united by a passion for learning and quest for more, challenges students to be moulded to a different category in the state, country and world at Seacom. Seacom Engineering College is a well known technical institution, at Kolkata, West Bengal, India and is among the top Colleges in Kolkata. It is located at Sankrail, 30 km. away from heart of the Kolkata city by the side of National Highway VI connected by Sankrail railway station and bus from Kolkata city in a beautiful 11.15 acres of campus.


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Skin Alive Clinic’s Dr. Chiranjiv Chhabra tells, how we age and to cut back those years

Dr. Chiranjiv Chhabra, Leading Dermatologist, Skin Alive Clinics, Delhi

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Ageing is an inexorable process that cannot be stopped. But whether you look your age or ten years younger is something on which you do exercise control on.

The skin starts showing signs of ageing from 25-30 years. These changes get more pronounced after 30-35 years of age. The first sign of ageing is change in texture and hydration level of the skin. The skin gets drier, patchy and the skin radiance reduces. We feel that we are looking dull, darker and are not glowing the way we used to! By 35 years of age fine lines start developing around the eyes called crow’s feet .By 40 frown lines, forehead wrinkles set in. By 50-60 years the laugh lines get deeper and neck wrinkles appear and skin laxity sets in. Some people develop age spots patchy skin and pigmentation. Due to drop in metabolism and hormonal imbalances there is gain in weight which is hard to lose. The areas like abdomen, upper arms, thighs also sag and lose there tone. Cellulite and worsening of stretchmarks are also common issues of ageing women. I am sure by the time you finish reading this paragraph many of you would have entered throes of depression. Please do not despair because the good news is that ageing can be retarded, prevented and reversed.

There are variety of antiageing face and body therapies. As per the grade of skin laxity, wrinkles and other indications  the right therapies are chosen. A right choice and combination of modalities like Lasers and other new world technologies help to deliver extremely gratifying results to the patients. Following are few therapies suggested for antiageing-

Upper body

Common concerns –Pigmentory disorders, Fine lines and wrinkles on face, sagging jawline, loss of cheek volume, marionette lines, drooping eyelids and deepening of nasolabial folds.

Solutions–Affirm fractional laser, Thermage, Scarlet, Vampire’s face lift or Platelet rich plasma therapy, Botox and Fillers.

Affirm fractional multiplex laser- Affirm Laser is an advanced fractional laser which uses two wave lengths- 1440nm and 1320nm to achieve skin lifting . We use it for photo ageing, wrinkles, lifting of  face, jaw and neck and also for retexturing of the skin . Helps in skin tightening, toning  and rejuvenation.

Thermage- Thermage is one of the latest and effective treatments available for skin lift up and skin tightening. Thermage is a safe, non-invasive, no downtime, single treatment, cosmetic procedure that is clinically proven to tighten, contour and rejuvenate facial skin to help naturally restore a more youthful appearance. It is FDA  cleared Immediate results are visible and continue to improve for up to six months.

wrinkles from the face with ease & comfort. It tightens the upper & lower eyelids with ease and comfort

Scarlet- It is radiofrequency treatment with micro needling for skin lifting, tightening and wrinkle reduction .It induces remodeling of collagen and elastin. It delivers very promising results in tightening Loose abdomen, arms, thighs and hips and also treating stretch marks.

Vampire’s Face Lift Or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy-Blood is made of RBC (Red Blood Cells), WBC (White Blood Cells), Plasma, and Platelets. When in their resting state, platelets look like sea sponges and when activated form branches. Platelets were initially known to be responsible for blood clotting. In the last 20 years we have learned that when activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. There are many growth factors with varying responsibilities, however cumulatively they accelerate tissue and wound healing. Therefore after increasing the baseline concentration of these platelets, we are able to deliver a powerful cocktail of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery.PRP is virtually a cocktail of many proteins that collectively stimulate repair and regeneration. This cocktail can be used on facial skin with mesotherapy techniques for skin rejuvenation and antiageing as it stimulates neo collagen. Very promising results for thinning on the neck, laxity of the jaw line and cheeks.

Antiageing Mesotherapy-In this technique a special caviar cocktail is penetrated into the skin with different meso techniques as per the skin type with active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinols and peptides which help boost the collagen and elastin. It helps in skin rejuvenation, softening fine lines and wrinkles and restore the youthful appearance.

Botox –It is an injection treatment which relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles thereby lessening the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet. It is used for other indications like face contouring, lifting of eye brow, Jawline and drooping lips. A small amount of Botox is injected right into the muscles that are responsible for creating wrinkles..
Fillers such as Juvederm are used to fill up wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, mouth lines and neck lines. They are also used to create pouty lips and to enlarge thin, wrinkled lips to give a fuller and younger appearance. Fillers also help in volumising the sunken areas of the face. Down turned dropping lips can be converted into upturned smiling lips through this procedure.

Mid Body

Concerns- Excess fat and Laxity Breasts, Upper back, Arms, Abdomen, Flanks ,Stretch Marks on the same areas. Crinkling of Skin of Hands

Solutions- Ilipo, Smooth Shapes, Prowaveice, Affirm fractional laser, Thermage, Scarlet, Platelet rich plasma therapy, Mesotherapy, Fillers

Ilipo- I-lipo Ultra is the latest in laser lipolysis and it is a non-invasive, painfree fatloss treatment that targets stubborn fat areas and delivers immediate results .This is a new safe and easy way to mobilize fat from stubborn hard to shift areas like Tummy, thighs, love handles, lower back, arms, chins, even ankles.

Smooth Shapes- Cellulite appears when fat cells just under the skin swell or enlarge and the once flexible collagen bands become brittle and no longer stretch properly. This treatment uses dynamic laser and light energy with mechanical manipulation (vacuum and massage) to assist in moving the expressed fat out through the lymphatic system and smooth the appearance of skin.

Thermage- Thermage is one of the latest and effective treatments available for skin lift up and skin tightening.

Scarlet-It delivers very promising results in tightening Loose abdomen, arms, thighs and hips and also treating stretch marks.

Prowaveice- It is a revolutionary treatment which uses cold radiofrequency energy to lift & tighten the face and other parts of the body. It also helps to Lift and tighten the face, breasts, buttocks, thighs, upper arms and sagging abdominal skin. It is best suited to tighten loose skin after weight loss . Delivers very good results in reducing stretch marks also.

Antiageing Mesotherapy-In this technique a special caviar cocktail is penetrated into the skin with different meso techniques as per the skin type. with active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinols and peptides which help boost the collagen and elastin. It helps in skin rejuvenation,softening fine lines and wrinkles and restore the youthful appearance.

For Hands-

Affirm fractional laser-For antigeing and rejuvenation of hands

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy-Back of hands and arms and also Chest and Décolletage.

Fillers- Back of hands of hands rejuvenation and antiageing

Lower body

Concerns- Excess fat ,Laxity,Stretch marks and Cellulite on Hips,Thighs and Calves.

Solutions- Ilipo,Smooth Shapes,Prowaveice,Affirm fractional laser,Thermage,Scarlet,Platelet rich plasma therapy and Mesotherapy.

Thanks & Regards,
Garima Chopra


Google and Citrix Collaborate on New Ways to Deliver Business-critical Windows Apps to Chromebooks

India, April 15, 2014 – Citrix is working with Google to deliver business-critical Windows apps to Google Chromebooks. Chromebooks are experiencing rapidly growing adoption across organizations of all types, including many of the largest enterprises, as they look to transition to new and innovative computing platforms. One of the key needs for these organizations is to provide users anywhere, anytime access to Windows apps that are critical for business, such as line of business apps for HR, finance and sales. Chromebooks for Business combined with Citrix XenApp® virtual app delivery solution and Citrix Receiver™ for HTML5, enable customers to deliver all types of Windows apps with the high-definition user experience of Citrix HDX™ technology, and operational scalability for the largest organizations. In addition to secure app delivery, Citrix adds support for collaboration with the recently announced GoToMeeting® Free, a web-based app that gives users quick and simple video conferencing for Chromebook users, further enhancing a mobile workspace solution within the Chrome environment.
Chromebooks for Business with Citrix XenApp

Enterprises looking to adopt Chromebooks for their users have to address a fundamental challenge – how to deliver all those business-critical line-of-business apps to Chrome devices. XenApp with the HTML5 Receiver powers Chromebooks with Windows apps, and offers the performance, power and bandwidth efficiency of our industry-leading HDX technology. Chromebook users get high fidelity, seamless access over the cloud directly to Windows apps. With millions of Windows applications hosted on XenApp already, this helps pave the way for Chromebooks in the enterprise.

To accelerate the adoption of Chromebooks for business, Citrix is announcing a promotional discount of 25 % for XenApp Platinum edition – the flagship version that also includes Citrix AppDNA™ application management technology. AppDNA technology simplifies and speeds up the migration for Microsoft customers from Windows XP to the newest versions. The promotion begins today – April 8, 2014 – the date that Windows XP reaches end-of-life.

To help customers understand the benefits of Chrome with XenApp, Citrix and Google are running a joint educational seminar series, the first of which is on April 22, 2014, with another on May 13, 2014. In addition, Citrix, Google and joint partner, MTM Technologies, are holding the first in a series of customer road shows at Google’s New York Chelsea Market office on April 23, 2014.

Citrix and Google have been working together since Chromebooks were first released to deliver business apps to Chromebooks. Along with the availability since day-one of Citrix Receiver, Citrix has built a Citrix Ready® verified ecosystem of Chromebook OEMs such as HP, Dell, Acer, Samsung and Toshiba to help ensure that customers can use the latest Chromebooks with the confidence that they will work with XenApp and XenDesktop® solutions.

Enterprises have been steadily adopting Google Chromebooks as an easy-to-use and cost-effective alternative to traditional computing platforms. Citrix and Google have been working together since 2010 to ensure our customers have access to enterprise-critical Windows apps in the Chrome environment. The approaching Windows XP end-of-life brings a tremendous opportunity for organizations of all types to rethink their approach to computing and transition to Chromebooks for improved manageability, security and cost savings.

– Amit Singh


Google Enterprise

With the unpredictable weather conditions this winter, Google Chromebooks became the primary tool in our disaster recovery readiness arsenal to ensure we can keep trucks moving nationwide. Employees were given a Chromebook for use inside or outside of the office and virtual access to their productivity, CRM and ERP apps. Combined with Citrix virtual desktop and app delivery technology, Chromebooks are an economical, maintenance-free computing device that provides critical mobile access to our employees.

– Douglas Soltesz

Vice President CIO

Budd Van Lines

“Applications remain at the core of what business users need to get their jobs done. Citrix has been at the forefront of enabling technologies for delivering applications, securely, to users regardless of their device type or location. With the growing acceptance of new computing platforms in the enterprise, like Chrome, we are helping Chromebook users get access to these business-critical apps anywhere and at any time. New customer deployments such as Woolworths, which is transitioning to Chromebooks, is a clear demonstration of the strength of our collaboration. We see a very bright future for Google and Citrix in the enterprise.”

– Sudhakar Ramakrishna

SVP and GM, Enterprise and Service Provider Division

Chromebooks for Business with XenApp at Citrix Synergy™

There will be more innovations and insights into Chromebooks for Business with Citrix at the Citrix Synergy™ conference, which takes place May 6-8, 2014, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

About Citrix: Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leader in virtualization, networking and cloud services to enable new ways for people to work better. Citrix solutions help IT and service providers to build, manage and secure virtual and mobile workspaces that seamlessly deliver apps, desktops, data and services to anyone, on any device, over any network or cloud. This year Citrix is celebrating 25 years of innovation, making IT simpler and people more productive with mobile workstyles. With annual revenue in 2013 of $2.9 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million people globally. Learn more at

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AAP rolls out outdoor campaign with Global Advertisers

Mumbai: 14 April, 2014: Our nation is going through tremendous political turmoil; national parties are doing everything to woo their voters. Amid of corruption, crime and food insecurity, leaders are promising brighter future for us. BJP, Congress, NCP and now Aam Aadmi Party has also joined the race of winning maximum seats in Lok Sabha Election 2014. IAS turned politician, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal Chief of AAP can now be seen on hoardings asking for votes in Mumbai. The slogan on hoarding are written in Hindi “Jitne Sitam Karna Hai Kar Lo, Lekin Desh ko Badal kar Rahenge” and “Is baar Imaandaar”.

“Right now entire Mumbai is covered with political campaigns, so creating a clutter free, highly visible outdoor media plans required immense resources. Therefore, outdoor agencies approached us for large hoardings, strategic locations and illuminated sites. Election season has given boost to our business by more than 30 percent.” Said, Sanjeev Gupta, Global Advertisers.

Political campaigns have given rise to the demand of hoardings and bus medium. With an aim to influence voters, political parties have used large hindi fonts displaying their strongest leader. On 24th April, 2014, Mumbai will undergo the polling.


Shahid personally is a part of some very memorable songs in his career… Right from Mauja Hi Mauja from Jab We Met to Dhantana from Kaminey to Gaandi Baat from Rambo Rajkumar.

Shahid personally is inclined towards music and being a dancer it comes naturally to him.

In a broader perspective also Shahid is a music enthusiast and collects varied music.

Shahid has also recently bought himself a console and has been practicing DJ’ing in his free time.

He discusses music at length with people around him. He enquires about their taste and preferences and the on the latest song they might have heard.

He has been thoroughly enjoying himself behind the console and has created new playlists.

He has collected music across genres – , rock, pop, jazz, bollywood, electronic and rave. He has been selecting music from various countries and enjoys world music.

He has organized and filed his music in an interesting manner and knows the segregation at the back of his hand.

Source close to Shahid shares “He spends a lot of time mixing music and thoroughly enjoys himself.”


Farhan Akhtar is excited to start shooting his first film 2014.

He will be back shooting after a gap almost 5/6 months.

In all this time Farhan has been looking into the pre production of films his banner Excel Entertainment is producing. At the same time he has also extensively been doing city visit with his band Farhan Live.

However now he is looking forward to go back to a film set.

Farhan Akhtar is gearing up to start shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s next film Dil Dhadakne Do. He has a pivotal role in the film and has been doing readings for the film.

Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar would be working together for the third time – with Luck by Chance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and now Dil Dhadakne Do


Not just ‘Smart Brides’, now even ‘in-laws’ opting for Botox jab!

Dr. Chiranjiv Chhabra, Dermatologist, New Delhi

The gong of wedding bells not only makes the bride and the groom jittery but also the “in-laws”. Every bride desires to be an epitome of beauty and befalls to be the fragrance of the occasion on her special day. However, in today’s age it is not only the bride or the groom, but also the “in-laws” who have become conscious to look their best on the “special day”.

They have not only become open minded but also fashion-forward and style-savvy. They choose the best designer wear; consult the best stylist for every occasion. But that is not all, they also want to look refreshed, rejuvenated and picture perfect on the wedding day of their son or daughter.

The wedding industry is one of the biggest industries in India, since 4 years the industry has grown larger and larger. Since last 2 years there has been a trend for the bride and entire family to look their best at the wedding, this includes groom and his family too. I would say that among bridals makeover requests, around 40% come with the groom and family.

Wedding celebration is a grand affair for all, every family focuses on putting up a great show for all.

Most of the cases are above the age of 45. Parents / bridal family packages start from 10,000 all the way to 1 lakh depending on what needed. It can range from 3 months to 1 week before wedding. Moms mainly undergo skin brightening procedures to remove blemishes and pigmentation, then for fine lines and wrinkles we use Botox and Juvederm Fillers.

If they take up a 2 month package, it entails weekly LED photo facial and body detox, with Oxygen and multivitamin jet infusion followed by non surgical face rejuvenation using Botox, dermal fillers, threads or Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. Depending on the age of the patient, we offer brow lift, neck lift and face lift, using Botox injection.

Nowadays moms are very knowledgeable and hence many patients know what they want. And they are not afraid to experiment with their look to look the best on the big day.

Most mothers in law go in for non-surgical options like thermage, chemical peels, Botox and fillers to look younger and more beautiful.  But there are a few who do not mind going in for surgical procedures. The different kinds of surgeries that they would go for would be liposuction if they want to look slim, blepharoplasty to remove fat or excess skin around the eyes, midface lift to lift the cheeks and sagging skin. But these surgeries need to be planned well in advance, about 6 months, prior to the function.

The number of people who opt for lunch time procedures like Botox and filler injections to smoothen out lines and wrinkles increased significantly during the last few years. A combination of treatments in the form of a radio frequency machine like thermage is advised to tighten up the skin, botox and filler injections are done to take care of lines and wrinkles and a facial is done 2-3 days prior to the main function.

The trend of opting for invasive and non-invasive anti ageing treatments has definitely changed over the last 2-3 years. More and more women and men are not only getting look conscious but are also aware about the facts that there are so many different and safe options available to make you put your best face forward for special occasions.

The idea is to look their best and shine on the special occasion not to outshine the bride.



Given the music scenario in the industry, we see a surprising thing happening with the music of Tiger Shroff’s debut film, Heropanti.

We see two different music companies coming together with their music for the film.

The first song of Heropanti, Whistle Baja which was recently launched amidst flute sellers is owned by Sa Re Ga Ma music company for years now as it was Jackie Shroff’s tune from his film Hero.

While all the other songs of the film are owned by T-series.

This is an exceptional case we see in the industry for Tiger Shroff.

Whistle Baja has a different version of his father’s Hero tune which is a huge cult even today..

Sabbir Khan says,

Yes its unusual and I guess the first of its kind when two giant music companies like T. Series and Saregama have collaborated for one film… We have got great feedback about the music for Heropanti and it reaffirms our faith in the creative content.


Lakmé Absolute Salon invites all you lovely ladies and handsome men to the ‘Style Files’ – A 3 day extravaganza of fashion, style and beauty!!  Come and be a part of the biggest beauty festival as stylists’ team up to get you RAMP WORTHY!!

Attend the exciting nail, hair and skin masterclasses, grab unbelievable discounts like never before, and experience the feeling of getting runway ready!!  With all these exciting events this festival is definitely a must visit this weekend.

For these 3 days only – Lakmé Absolute Salon offers you a golden opportunity to avail a 15% discount on all its products and services!!!  So plan your weekend and book yourself to attend the first ever – ‘Style Files’

Attached is the schedule for the 3 days beauty and fashion festival to help you plan your visit!

And don’t forget to invite your friends, loved ones and readers for this one of a kind event – Style Files:

Details below:

What: Lakmé Absolute Salon presents 3 extravagant days of fashion and beauty – ‘STYLE FILES’

When: 18th April – 20th April

Time: 4PM onwards

Where: Lakmé Absolute Salon, Bandra, Mumbai


A Fashion Getaway!!

Mr. Vivek Gautam hosted a party before bringing in Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards ’14

Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards ’14 sponsored by Krupa, Signature brand of Art Group.

Tassel Fashion and Lifestyle Awards is all about celebrating the generation next. The event that will be a fanfair next month will honour the next generation in field for fashion,interior,jewelry and lifestyle.

With the fresh herd of talented designers eyeing on the Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards to take place the coming month, Mr. Vivek Gautam, Director Ishan Education (Organiser of Tassel Awards), hosted a special bash for the entire team, designers, students & crème de la crème crowd from the tinsel town along with his wife, Mamta Gautam. “It is a fashion getaway for the young talents to interact with the top notch from the entertainment industry.”

The party saw the attendance of the fashion connoisseurs & the elite from the tinsel town Kavita Verma ,Pragati mehra,designer Karan malhotra ,Sumeet Tappoo ,Amy billimoria etc

Mr. Vivek Gautam exclaims, “Each year we present Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards to endorse new & fresh talent in Fashion World and provide a platform to new designers alongwith honouring the achievers in their fields. While we gear up for the special Award night that will see display of various collections by designers, This Pre-Award party is an Announcement of the upcoming mega event which will honour the next generation. I’m looking forward to it.”


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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