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Tom Alter in SciFi Thriller Out Of Time.

Tom Alter, the veteran actor known for his role as the red robe guru in Shaktiman is back after a short break. He’ll be seen playing a scientist in Arijit Lahiri’s SciFi thriller, ‘Out Of Time’.

Alter is a very noted actor in the Bollywood film fraternity and has worked with several famous directors like Satyajit Ray and Rajat Kapoor. The Padma Shri award winner plays a scientist in the flick. The movie is about a father who goes missing in a mansion, built in the British Era. His son, many years later, comes back to look for him along with his friends. But, the events that take place is the least expected by any.

The movie revolves around the fascinating subject of time travel and the enticing yet, terrifying idea of being trapped in a particular timeframe or time loop.

Alter liked the idea of being trapped in time and gave a thumbs up for the movie after the reading, and was a part of it.

Co-written and Produced by Vaibhav Bhatnagar, the movie has a gripping plot and is supported by equally gritty narration and top notch direction. The movie is aesthetically shot by international cinematographer Jeremy Reagan, who ventures into Hindi films after his award winning Indian debut with the critically acclaimed Marathi film Pune 52.

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Vir Das Performs With His Band Alien Chutney At ‘Amit Sahni Ki List’ Music Launch

Actor-comedian Vir Das, who will be next seen playing a serial dater in rom-com ‘Amit Sahni Ki List’ performed with his band Alien Chutney and Raghu Dixit and Warren Mendonza at the music launch event of the film at Hard Rock Café in Andheri

 Vir Das and his band performed to the song ‘Pyaar Hai Kutti Cheez’, a quirky anti-love song which had been written and composed by Das with his band members and other songs from the film

 Producer Tina Nagpal said, “Vir composed the song as a surprise and the entire team loved it instantly.  It was great fun to shoot because we had Vir go back to being a heart-broken college kid.”

The film is produced by Pyxis Pictures and is directed by Ajay Bhuyan.  Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty has done sound design for the film, and the fresh music has been scored by various bands and artistes like Raghu Dixit, Shivi R Kashyap, Warren Mendonca, Alien Chutney, and Palash Muchhal. Apart from Vir Das, the film also styars Vega Tamotia, Anindita Nayar, Natasha Rastogi and Kavi Shastri.

Founded in 2010, Pyxis Pictures is a film and entertainment company with a vision to produce intelligent and entertaining films and TV shows, with a strong emphasis on writing and content

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Canon India “Adopts a Village” in Karnataka

 

  • Rolls out ‘3e’ thrust in its ‘iCare’ CSR initiative viz Education, Environment and Eye Care
  • Lays the foundation stone of the activity centre for children; inaugurates the Vision Centre to provide eye care facilities to primary and nearby villages
  • Engages employees in its Bangalore office as well as business partners in this unique CSR initiative

 

Bangalore, 20th June, 2014: After successfully implementing its ‘Adopt a village’ program near Delhi, Canon India today announced the adoption of Maharaja Katte Village at Kanakapura district of Bangalore. The campaign, which has been launched under iCare, the CSR wing of Canon India, aims to support the village with core interventions in Education Environment and Eye care for a period of three years. Canon India has been involved in various community welfare programs in the past and this project is an attempt to build a progressive self-reliant rural community.

With the adoption of the village school as the first step in this direction, Canon India focuses to improve the quality of education that would positively affect the lives of children in the school adopted in the village. The school adoption program by Canon India aims to educate and provide better infrastructure to make the school more conducive to learning and fun to attend.  Canon aims to expand facilities in this school by way of an  activity centre for children with sports equipment, art and craft material and books, drawing books and colours.

Speaking on the occasions, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India said, “We, at Canon, believe that organizations should focus not only on the economic well-being of the nation it operates in, but also upon its social fabric. As a responsible business, Canon India takes pride in being socially inclined and focuses on sustained and effective CSR projects. In line with this thought process, Canon has created this unique CSR initiative, where we adopt a village to bring about a big transformation in the lives of the people living here. The project involves engagement with children to enhance their education as well as providing eye care facilities and supporting the environment in the village. The first village we adopted was near Delhi and today is a proud day for us as we are expanding this project to its 2nd phase and focusing our energies in Bangalore. With the adoption of a Higher Secondary School, we plan to provide the best of facilities to the students of Maharaja Katte village. As a part of a holistic development plan for the village, Canon India will work in the area of improving enrolment of children in the school and facilitating inclusive and quality education to optimize age-appropriate learning of each child.  We wish to equip these children to continue their further studies in a public school. We will also plant trees in the village to improve the environment conditions and finally, we are setting up a vision centre to provide eye care facilities to the village and surrounding areas.”

As a part of the immediate steps at the village school, Canon India seeks to implement a wide range of activities to improve the quality of education for all children. This will include need analysis of children, teachers, school, family members of children and community; construction of a resource  centre for activity learning; provision of safe drinking water; improving general sanitation; sensitisation of teachers, parents and community members; community education; active advocacy and involvement of local government machinery, especially education authorities for school improvement.

In view of the lack of healthcare facilities available in the village, Canon will also establish a ‘Vision Centre’ which will serve as a primary health centre providing comprehensive eye check-ups to all sections of the village community. This Vision Centre will also extend its services to the cluster villages around the Maharaja Katte village.

“Our CSR policy reflects our corporate philosophy of “Kyosei” which means living and working together for the common good”. Through this project we are aiming to adopt villages in different parts of the country and contribute to the well-being of the community as well help them become self-sustainable after a while. We also hope to create goodwill from this initiative and earn more customers for our company. We believe that we should create pride in the minds of all those, who associate with us and such community initiatives bring a positive vibe to our business”.Mr. Kobayashi further added.

We also plan to interact with the village community closely so that with their active participation, we can promote eye care and help prevent blindness. The activities of the Vision Centre will be monitored by the base hospital. All patients needing further investigations or surgery will be taken to level 2 hospitals.

The above interventions will have the complete support of Canon India and its employees. Employee volunteering opportunities will be organized in both the school and the eye care center to build a close connection between the employees and the villagers. Canon employees in the Bangalore office and the company’s partners in this region, will engage in this unique CSR initiative through activities such as planting of saplings along with Mr Kobayashi himself, as a step for saving and contributing for a healthy and safe environment.

With this adoption, the company has added yet another milestone to its Corporate Social Responsibility programs and aims to expand these further in the country.

 

About Canon Inc.

Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes production printers, multifunction office systems, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. With nearly 200,000 employees worldwide, Canon has manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2013 (ended December 31, 2013) totaled $35.5 billion (at an exchange rate of Yen\105=US$1). Visit the Canon Inc. website at: www.canon.com

 

Canon in India

Canon India Pvt. Ltd. has achieved revenue of Rs. 1910 crore in 2013 and aims Rs. 2,100 crore revenues in 2014 which indicates a 10% growth. Canon focuses on multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Government & Commercial. Canon’s product portfolio extends over a vast variety such as copier MFDs, fax-machines, printers, scanners, All-in-ones, digital cameras, DSLR, Cinematic imaging products,  camcorders, cable ID printers and card printers.

Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging. The company today has offices in 10 cities, warehouses in 13 cities across India and employs over 1050 people. Canon has approximately 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon has over 110 own retail stores called the Canon Image Square across 56 cities in the country.  Canon’s service reach extends to over 2800 towns with 15 Canon camera service centers and 37 printer Canon Care Centers. Canon services India Inc. with engineers for its enterprise business with over 200 engineers for on-site service.

 

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Benny Benassi feat. Gary Go –

“Let This Last Forever”

Available from June 16, on Ultra Music

 

Watch Official Music Video here:

 

Dance music icon and pioneer Benny Benassi today releases his summery new single “Let This Last Forever (feat. Gary Go).” The single – along with his John Legend collaboration “Dance The Pain Away” – will be included on Benny Benassi’s forthcoming artist album due out later this year on Ultra Music.

 

Benny Benassi pools talents with a familiar face for “Let This Last Forever.” “Gary Go, featured singer on Benassi’s Grammy Award winning tune “Cinema,”  lends his vocals once again. Their new upbeat collab, a more relaxing tune, beams summertime vibes.

 

The official music video partners with pioneers of a different craft. The beautiful ladies of pro synchronized swimming company, the Aqualillies, act as the focal point for “Let This Last Forever”. The video depicts graceful water ballet and sensual pool frolicking on a hot and sun-drenched afternoon. It’s simply stunning, and in this case, might as well keep your head underwater.

 

Offering unique spins on the original mix, MAKJ, Sunstars, Jochen Miller, Futuristic Polar Bears and Florian Picasso complete the package with a collection of stellar remixes

 

“Let This Last Forever (feat. Gary Go)” is out now on Ultra Music

 

Benny Benassi links:

http://www.bennybenassi.com

https://www.facebook.com/bennybenassi

https://twitter.com/bennybenassi

https://soundcloud.com/benny-benassi/

https://www.youtube.com/user/bennybenassitv

 

Ultra Music links:

http://www.ultramusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/ultramusic

https://twitter.com/ultrarecords

https://soundcloud.com/ultrarecords

https://www.youtube.com/user/UltraRecords

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Benny Benassi feat. Gary Go –

“Let This Last Forever”

Available from June 16, on Ultra Music

 

Watch Official Music Video here:

 

Dance music icon and pioneer Benny Benassi today releases his summery new single “Let This Last Forever (feat. Gary Go).” The single – along with his John Legend collaboration “Dance The Pain Away” – will be included on Benny Benassi’s forthcoming artist album due out later this year on Ultra Music.

 

Benny Benassi pools talents with a familiar face for “Let This Last Forever.” “Gary Go, featured singer on Benassi’s Grammy Award winning tune “Cinema,”  lends his vocals once again. Their new upbeat collab, a more relaxing tune, beams summertime vibes.

 

The official music video partners with pioneers of a different craft. The beautiful ladies of pro synchronized swimming company, the Aqualillies, act as the focal point for “Let This Last Forever”. The video depicts graceful water ballet and sensual pool frolicking on a hot and sun-drenched afternoon. It’s simply stunning, and in this case, might as well keep your head underwater.

 

Offering unique spins on the original mix, MAKJ, Sunstars, Jochen Miller, Futuristic Polar Bears and Florian Picasso complete the package with a collection of stellar remixes

 

“Let This Last Forever (feat. Gary Go)” is out now on Ultra Music

 

Benny Benassi links:

http://www.bennybenassi.com

https://www.facebook.com/bennybenassi

https://twitter.com/bennybenassi

https://soundcloud.com/benny-benassi/

https://www.youtube.com/user/bennybenassitv

 

Ultra Music links:

http://www.ultramusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/ultramusic

https://twitter.com/ultrarecords

https://soundcloud.com/ultrarecords

https://www.youtube.com/user/UltraRecords

 

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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