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Honda announces its association with Tour De India (TDI) 2013
~ CBR 250R the official lead bike of Tour de India (TDI) 2013~

Mumbai, November 13, 2013: Honda Motorcycle and scooter India, (HMSI), the 2nd largest 2Wheeler company in India yesterday announces its association with Tour de India (TDI) 2013, the biggest cycling race in the country organized by ID Sports. Honda’s CBR 250R is the official lead bike for the TDI 2013 races which will be hosted on 15th, 17th and 22nd December 2013 in Mumbai, Jaipur and Delhi respectively.

Tour de India is India’s 1st and largest International Cycling event which aims to promote cycling as a sport in India and inspires current and future generations to take up cycling. Actor John Abraham, a bike enthusiast himself is the face of Tour de India for the next three years.

Panned across 3 cities, by associating with Tour de India 2013 Honda connects with the youth and urban affluent population of the country. Honda CBR250R brings the iconic racing feel to Indian roads. Since its introduction in March 2011, CBR 250R has been winning the hearts of Indian biking enthusiasts with its economy and extreme versatility. The model incorporates the advanced Combined Anti-lock Braking System – a World first in 250cc motorcycle segment.

‘’We are proud to be associated with an initiative like Tour De India. It will connect with the youth and motivate them to adopt cycling as a part of their regular sporting culture. Honda CBR250R is one of India’s favorite and most Awarded sports bike, and it would complement the young racing enthusiasts participating in Tour de India 2013.”, said Mr. Y. S. Guleria, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.

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A legend honours another

~The Taj Mahal Palace makes special arrangements for the Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar~

Mumbai, November 13, 2013: The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai is delighted to host the cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar, from 12- 19 November while he is in Mumbai to play his final test match at Wankhede Stadium. As a tribute, the hotel has turned itself into a completely personalized experience for Sachin Tendulkar and his team. Almost all the amenities such as pillow cases, ornate framed collages and special turndowns have been customized for the legend. The lobby has on display a cricket-themed flower arrangement with a plaque near the hotel tower that mentions the year it was constructed which coincides with the cricketing hero’s year of birth, 1973.

Taj Group of Hotels will present Sachin Tendulkar with a silver dome frame memento that encloses an image of him holding the World Cup at the Gateway of India. The staff of 1500 at the hotel have also created a scrap book of messages to gift their cricketing God.

About The Taj Group of Hotels

Established in 1901, The Taj Group of Hotels is one of Asia’s largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 104 hotels in 64 locations across India with an additional 17 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. The Taj Group of Hotels is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house.

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Varun Dhawan takes credit for launching Arjun Kapoor!

~ Varun Dhawan talks about friendship, relationships and the nuances that make him a GeNext star ~

Having king of comedies – director David Dhawan as a father did not make life easy for Varun Dhawan. A self-proclaimed entertainer from childhood, Varun ended up dancing at various family functions though his interest lied in wrestling at that point in time! This week he talks about his experiences and life’s valuable lessons on zoOm’s new show GeNext- The Future of Bollywood!

This newbie has managed to grab eyeballs with his sincere performance in Student Of the Year and is cashing in on all the adulation coming his way. However, unlike his image of a dedicated and sincere student on-screen, this star kid lived life on the edge in his teens. From getting caught while cheating in the exam to wiping out the scores from his answer sheet with white ink, Varun was never a teacher’s pet let alone be student of the year!

Varun may have been a star child but he had to slog it out with the rest of the lot in college to bag his first ever role as a watchman! Humbled with the fan following, this actor has served his term as a director as well and claims to have originally launched Arjun Kapoor in a short film called The White Mountain in college. Don’t miss Arjun revealing the tricks his mentor taught him while shooting this movie on a meager budget of Rs. 5000/-

Catch Varun spill the beans on his most embarrassing moments in Nottingham, England when the actor was busted while trying to practice dialogues and entertaining himself in his room only on zoOm this Monday!

If you ever wondered what the true equation was between Alia and Varun, watch the actor speak up on his relationship with her and his first crush only on zoOm. Catch Sana Khan, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Kajol, Karan Johar and Uncle Manish Malhotra share some intimate details about the actor this Monday night!

Tune in to GeNext, The Future of Bollywood – Monday, 18th Nov 2013 at 8pm
only on zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel

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zoOm, India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel, and a trendsetter in its genre, brings viewers closer to the biggest stars through the hottest entertainment news, features, countdowns, music, trends, celebrity interviews and reviews. zoOm is available across 28 countries worldwide besides heavy presence in the social media space making it the one stop shop for everything related to Bollywood.

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.

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Ace Choreographer Rajiv Khinchi to Direct Kate Winslet for a Punjabi Number.

Rajeev Khinchi, the famed choreographer, is going the international route. He is working for a Hollywood movie this time, with Kate Winslet (Titanic). He is very ecstatic about the same.

Khinchi, has already made top flight Bollywood stars dance to his tunes and will be going international this time. The movie titled, The Golden Sparrow, is an Indo-Western flick that will have many Bollywood and Hollywood actresses. As per reports, the movie has an out-and-out Punjabi number, where the Titanic beauty will be seen shaking her leg to the choreographer`s moves. It`s one of the highly anticipated movie and will go on floors next year.
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Khinchi was in LA a couple of weeks ago to discuss the contract and everything was finalized there. The movie also features an Indian actress but, it will be unveiled later.

He has won many prestigious honours like Rashtrya Rajiv Gandhi Award, Lions Gold Award, Dada Saheb Acknowledged Artist`s Award in india, has also been awarded outside India, as an Entertainer Award in Las Vegas, Honours from Macy`s, Miss USA-India, America`s biggest universities like Howard, Yale and Choate school.

Khinchi, has already worked with some big names in tinsel-town like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, to name a few. He specializes in both Bollywood and jazz dance, but he prefers Bollywood dance over others.

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This Children’s Day, pledge to keep your children virtually safe

– McAfee Cybermum India, Anindita Mishra

India, November 13, 2013 – The thought of children meandering across the vast expanse of internet could be potentially dangerous; given that children could be gullible victims of cyber exploits and cyber-crime. After all, the internet has evolved to a platform for self-expression and social interaction, with children indiscriminately indulging in information exchange. A recent study commissioned by McAfee on the online behavior of Indian teens showed the following appalling facts:

· 31% of the surveyed teens have met their online acquaintances in real life, only 17% parents are aware of this.

· 38% of the surveyed teens have witnessed cruel / mean behavior online whereas only 16% parents are aware of this

· 67% of the surveyed Indian teens have had a bad experience by finding new friends online

· 40% of the surveyed teens believe that they shouldn’t share their home address online but they still do

· 97% of the surveyed teens have a social networking account. On an average, they open an account at the age of 13

· 89% of the surveyed Indian teens believe social network is safe

· 56% of polled teens would change their online behaviour if they come to know their parents were watching them

The results of this study affirm that our children, though born as digital natives, need to be aided by parents so that they do not end up being a potential target or a cyber-victim. On the occasion of Children’s Day, pledge to safeguard your children from cyber-threats by adopting the following approach:

1. Educate your child and yourself. Educate your child on the ‘appropriate and acceptable behavior’ online and the virtual reality regarding internet’s ‘anonymity’ and it being a potential hotbed of cyber-crime. You should find out which sites are suitable for their age group and set family protection control such that they can access only those sites. Learn to surf the web and chat online yourself, so you understand what it is that your child is doing. Get to know your child’s online friends as you do their school and neighborhood friends. Do know that attachments, email messages, file-sharing services must always be scanned for virus and malware first. Also, it would be a good idea to stress that children should not open links or attachments from unknown or little known or unexpected senders. It would be a good idea if you can check the content of attachments your child receives – Predators can send pornography or other questionable material.

2. Observe social engagement platforms. Children need to be made to understand that not all chat rooms are fit for chatting. Always avoid using “.alt” chat rooms – focusing on alternative topics that might be inappropriate for kids. Friends made in the chat rooms are always a stranger, no matter for how long and how often our kids chat with them. It’s common for both men and women to forge age and name to befriend impressionable kids on chat sites.

3. Ensure that your child understands the need of NOT revealing personally-identifiable information such as their real name, gender, age, school, phone number, home address. Explain through examples why this can be harmful. If teens must chat on gaming sites and other teen-specific sites, ask them to use non-provocative chat pseudonym that doesn’t hint at their identity. They must also guard other people’s personal information, such as friends’ names and phone numbers.

4. Stress the need of consulting and confiding in parents. Online nastiness is a reality, however there are steps to avoid it and also tackle it if encountered. Make it clear to the child that they cannot control what other people say to them and that they are not to blame if this happens. They can block a user by right-clicking on their name and choosing the “Block” or “Ignore” feature. If faced with problem with any chatter, they can send the copied log to the chat room moderator or administrator. You can find the contact information in the help or reporting section of the program. But they must maintain record of chat logs before deleting a user for future reference.

5. School your children on meeting online friends. Make sure that your child knows how important it is that they don’t meet online friends face to face without your knowledge. Determine the person’s true identity before permitting any meeting. Make sure any such meeting happens in a public place, and accompany them.

6. Monitor internet usage. The computer should be placed in the main living space with monitor facing outward into the room. This would ensure that screen is visible from all around and that there is limited secrecy. Set strict time limits and ban late-night internet usage. There are software available that help enforce the time limits. Do not permit your child to be left alone in cyberspace for long periods of time — this is when they are most vulnerable.

7. Update the security of your device. For the most complete way to keep your children safe online, use parental control products such as McAfee Total Protection. Its parental control feature keeps children of all ages safe from exposure to inappropriate content, social networking risks, strangers, and other online threats.

The cyber world is the world for the upcoming generation. We have to prepare our children to make the most of this world and stay safe there. Happy Children’s Day!

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Hearts Works, Brain Thinks and Finger Presents At ‘AHSAS FINGER ARTS”

11 November 2013, Jaipur

Come December 3 i.e. ‘World Disability Day’, Jaipur would witness city’s biggest ever drawing and painting competition dedicated to special and under privileged children. We feel immense pleasure in bringing the third season of Ahsas Finger Arts 2013 on the occasion of ‘World Disability Day’ that moves around the ideology – heart works, brain thinks, finger presents.

We are pleased to announce that ‘Ahsas Finger Arts 2012’, was India’ biggest painting competition ever held in Jaipur where we covered 272 villages, 3050 schools and 72,000 participation. AFA 2012 is also expected to be the part of ‘Limca Book of Records’ for India’s biggest painting competition where more than 72,000 children did the drawing and painting together.

This year, the third season of ‘Ahsas Finger Arts’ leaves no stone unturned to make it all the more successful. The competition includes three major categories: Special, Slum and General category with three age groups i.e. upto 5 years, 5 to 8 years and 8 to 12 years. Our special highlight for AFA 2013 would be NGO Demand Auction. By this auction, we would fulfill the need of different organizations with their specific needs. This auction will be open for everyone who wish to donate for a cause. Our special attraction for children would include a huge fun zone with attractive rides, magic show, puppet show, cartoon parade, on-spot games, surprise gifts etc. To celebrate the day we would also have special music, dance and cultural shows performed by children.

The paintings will be judged by renowned personalities in the field of art and creativity. Our reputed guests would include Bollywood celebrities, social activists, politicians, bureaucrats, corporates, media personnels and others. Post-competition we would also have exhibition-cum-auction of awarded paintings where the raised amount will be given to respective children for his/her excellent creativity.

Atul Jain Ahsas, President Ahsas says, “We are proud to share that last year Ahsas Finger Art was a record-breaking drawing and painting competition by covering 272 villages, 3050 schools and 72,000 participants. Our objective through Ahsas Finger Arts is to bring together a platform to the special and under-privileged children. Though this year we keep the competition limited to Jaipur, we keep no stone unturned to make this event bigger and better. The motive being to encourage and find talent and salute their creativity we divide the competition in numerous categories. AFA 2013 our special highlight would be NGO demand auction. Our special attraction also includes fun zone with numerous cartoon parade, lots of surprise gifts, some special cultural performances by children and lots more. We also expect huge entries from NGO, schools and other social organizations.”

Ahsas Finger Arts is an annual event of Ahsas Sansthan, turning into third year every year had been a successful event for us. In our aid to help the special and under privileged children we organize AFA to salute their creativity and show their hidden talent to the world.

Moni Sharma

Media and PR Head

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Secretary, Ahsas Sansthan

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About Ahsas

Ahsas is an initiative to work for special as well as general children. A social organization which is emotionally attached to serve little mind and show them the outer world. Through our little effort, we want to support these children and fulfill their demands. We also want to show them equality of today’s world.

The organization underscores the fact that it is very essential to touch the hearts of little kids and thus build an emotional attachment with them in order to evoke their spirit. With an intention to put collective efforts, we are here to work together to bring smile on those innocent faces.

Ahsas, a social organization is not a one man show, instead it is an organization supported by various social activists, organizations, NGOs, media personnel and many more.

At Ahsas, we understand emotions and feelings of children and that being a reason, we make sure to keep doing various events and activities to make them happy and encourage them. By our little effort we also want to change the mentality of the society and diminish the difference between a special and a general child. We want to show the world the hidden talents and potential that a special child is blessed with.

To support special and needy children; our activities include seminars, general awareness camps, musical concerts, spiritual programmes, blood donation camp and one-of-a-kind ‘Ahsas Finger Arts’ to support special children.

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Bollywood gets a younger kareena Kapoor now in Serah Singh

Bollywoods latest entrant Serah Singh is on cloud nine these days as the fortunate girl has got a golden chance to live her dream. The pretty model and actress is all set to show her Jalwa on the big screen in her forthcoming movie Yaariyan. Serah Singh who is a 19 year old and hails from New Delhi is going to make her debut as a leading actress with Bollywoods well known producer Bhushan Kumar’s movie Yaariyan which is directed by Divya Khosla Kumar. Serah Singh has a fresh young and beautiful face like Kareena Kapoor. She loves her outspoken and honest attitude and her blunt nature. Serah is bringing along certain freshness & is all set to give a new meaning to the word glamorous.This is a warning bell to all Bollywood hotties stay strong enough to handle Serah Singh.

Serah Singh said, “I am feeling blessed that I got a chance to work with talented director Divya Khosla and well known producer Bhushan Kumar of T-series. Divya khosla is a very hardworking and kind person. She knows what she wants from the actors and has chosen very good locations like Sikkim Darjeeling and Australia”. She also added that Mahesh Bhatt had praised the movie Yaariyan and hopes Divya’s debut would be more successful than his own film Aashiqui2.

Yaariyan’s Story revolves around Friendship, college life, Relationships, growing up. It’s all about your first love, first strong bonds of friendship and being together during your good and bad times. It’s time for audience to create a strong bonding with Serah and become her Yaariyan.


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Power packed action with Shaolin Masters hits on MOVIES NOW this month.

~ Starting 18th November, watch the Kung Fu legends every Monday-Thursday at 9 pm~

TRIVIA ü Bruce Lee:- Demand for his private lessons grew so high that his hourly rate soared to $275 per hour. ü Donnie Yen:- Well trained in various martial arts styles, including wushu, tae kwon do, kick-boxing and boxing. ü Jackie Chan:- Has a permanent hole in his head from a stunt accident. ü Jet Li:- Injured his foot while escaping with his daughter from the tsunami that hit on the December 26th, 2004. A piece of furniture hit his foot, causing the injury.

Mumbai, November, 2013: MOVIES NOW, this month is all about the Shaolin way of spell binding action to defeat your enemy! This blockbuster genre, which is a favorite among viewers, is back to mesmerize with a stellar line up of the best of Shaolin.

Known for its stunts, action and innumerable fist fights, this incredibly popular genre enthralls one and all! Unlimited in possibilities and quick paced, the blockbusters are designed to keep your eyes as active as your mind. Every Monday- Thursday at 9pm, the Shaolin Masters will feature genres heavyweights like Bruce Lee, Donnie Yen, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Angela Mao and many more in a star-studded affair certain to please their fans.Catch the Kung Fu Legends in 16 crazy blockbusters, 4 of which will be showcased on MOVIES NOW, the number one destination for this genre, for the very first time!

Get ready as the stalwarts of the martial arts not only defend themselves and strike back but capture your eye-balls like never before. This season will not only amplify the action, but will be lethal! Enjoy the daily dose of thrilling action you need with the Shaolin Masters.

Don’t miss Karate Kid, Incredible Kung Fu Mission, Fight the fight, Disciples of 36th Chamber, Drunken Master 2, Hero, IP man 2, Rumble in the Bronx and many more only on MOVIES NOW.

Get ready for the deadly dose of action with Shaolin Masters on MOVIES NOW!

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Teach 1D (One Direction) to Dance Bollywood Style on 1D Day!

Since Global superstars One Direction announced a first of its kind worldwide event, ‘1D Day’, a seven hour global live stream, fans in India have been looking for an opportunity to be a part of the same. Giving them a platform, Sony Music India and their official partner TV channel, 9XO, announced a unique and innovative contest asking fans to record a video of themselves doing a Bollywood dance step to the song ‘Best Song Ever’. The gratification has got the fans extremely excited as the winning video will be showcased at a global level on November 23rd 2013! What more can a 1D fan ask for?

India, the third largest fans base, is also featured on the official 1D Day page with all the details of the contest. All fans can send their entries to 1ddayindia@gmail.com before November 20th to participate.

To celebrate the launch of Midnight Memories, their 3rd studio album, scheduled for release on November 25th globally, 1D Day is the first live event of its kind, giving people from different countries and time-zones the chance to interact with the band throughout the broadcast. With the quality of a high-end HD production, the event will provide unparalleled access to One Direction’s world, helping the band reach fans in every country. It will feature special star studded appearances, sketches with the band, live broadcasts with different countries and fan-generated videos.

With their two albums to date – ‘Up All Night’ and ‘Take Me Home’ – One Direction have sold over 30 million records worldwide. They’ve won two BRIT awards, three MTV Europe Music awards, three Billboard Music awards, and just won Best Pop Act of 2013 at the MTV EMAs! This summer One Direction made their cinema debut with their massive hit 3D concert movie ‘One Direction: This Is Us.’ The film has been a phenomenal success, topping box offices around the world and grossing an incredible $60 million worldwide. ‘

Website – http://www.1dday.com/gb/home

The ‘TEACH 1D TO DANCE BOLLYWOOD STYLE’ Contest

Step 1: Choose your favourite 60 second clip from ‘Best Song Ever’!

(We know it’ll be tough ‘coz the whole song is just so perfect… but rules are rules!)

Step 2: Get your video camera ready!

(It could be a handicam, digicam, cell phone – basically anything that has the best resolution you can give us!)

Step 3: Do a Bollywood dance step to the 60 second clip of ‘BEST SONG EVER’ you have selected.

Step 4: Upload it onto www.youtube.com and mark it as ‘Private’.

(Click here for instructions on how to upload!)

Step 5: Send us the link to 1DDayIndia@gmail.com

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Nehru Centre ‘s Bal-Disha promotes young talent

The non-profit institution, Nehru Centre Mumbai is going all out to promote young talent from across the country as it hosts a unique art exhibition “Bal-Disha” from the 12th to the 17th November,2013 displaying works of 4 gifted child artists – 12 year old,Vedika Kanchan, Ishita Limbekar (6), Tiyana Kapadia(9) and Maria Mirza(14).This makes it the 21st year that the Nehru Centre is exhibiting children’s works chosen for their unique abilities and creations.

Says Nina Rege,Assistant Director, “This is the 21st year of Bal-Disha at the Nehru Centre and it has always been an enriching experience. Our aim has always been to support and promote art and creativity and I look forward to the exhibition and several others to follow”.

There to support everyone in their endeavor, Karishma Kapoor plays guest for the evening as she makes a special appearance to encourage the young painters as well as Sunita Menon and Guest of Honor Vladimir Kuskovski – principal of Oberoi International.

Says Karisma Kapoor, “I strongly believe in nurturing and encouraging young talent and couldn’t be more excited to see the displays at this unique art exhibition.”*.

All of 12,Vedika Kanchan, a student of Oberoi International School has over 30 awards in the last 5 years, having participated in competitions both on the national level and overseas. With a series of paintings under Mosiac, the young artist will display seventeen artworks which include relief printing, acrylic on canvas and water color on paper,all reflective of nature.This would also be the second time the Nehru Centre has chosen to display the young talent’s work.

Adds Vladimir Kuskovski,Principal ,Oberoi International School, “I am delighted to visit Nehru centre and see the paintings done by these young and very talented and gifted artists. Vedika’s series Mosaic portrays an evolved and remarkable journey done, recording her artistic exploration with unique dimension”.

Karishma Kapoor in an endeavor to encourage Vedika will also purchase paintings from the Mosiac collection, proceeds of which will go towards the iLeap Foundation.Established by Sunita Menon and Noopur Kanchan, the iLeap Foundation looks to provide medical treatment to the needy.

Says Sunita Menon, “Vedika is a gifted girl and its appropriate that her show is called Mosaic..its her attempt to capture the different hues and colors of life”.

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> The Front Row Highlights- Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan
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> Imran: I know her advice. ‘Stop taking everything so damn seriously.’
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> Kareena: Yes. But I think he’s stopped doing that. He’s a different person from Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.
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> Imran: The light’s good here! (Kareena and Anupama laugh)
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ACK Media adds Tinkle Sangrah to its Tinkle Hindi Catalogue

ACK Media, India’s leading publisher of kids books, which publishes some of the most loved children’s brands like Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle, Karadi Tales and Brainwave, launches the latest extension of its massive TINKLE franchise: A special character collection called ‘Tinkle Sangrah’ in Hindi this November, priced at 80/- Tinkle Sangrah will be available at all book stores and stands from Date onwards.

“The grand success of Tinkle Special Digest (Hindi) brought forth the fact that our readers were very keen to spend more time with their favourite Tinkle comic characters. Keeping this in mind we decided to add Tinkle Sangrah to our Tinkle Hindi catalogue. We are primarily targeting the northern states of Delhi, UP, MP, Rajasthan & Gujarat in the first phase”, said Mr. Manas Mohan, COO ACK Media. “We are very excited to explore opportunities to launch increasing number of titles in regional languages. Tinkle Hindi comic books are the top line Hindi books available in the market for children and we are now looking at publishing more Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha titles in regional languages in the future. We believe that the best way to connect to a wider audience base is by spreading the reach of our comics to various regional languages”, he further added.

A special character collection in Hindi, “Tinkle Sangrah” comprises of four titles one for each Shikari Shambhu and Tantri Mantri and two titles on most popular character Suppandi. Making for a good read for both children and adults, each collection in Tinkle Sangrah has 72pages and comprises of best stories and illustrations by Tinkle’s noted artists such as Ram Waeerkar, Vasant Halbe and Anand Mande. It provides the perfect chance for children to hone their Hindi language skills while having fun! It also seeks to inculcate a love for reading amongst children, one of the most important inputs that a publisher can make. Besides this, there are some fun-filled activities as well. Tinkle Sangrah not only promises to entertain the readers but also give them a chance to shape their creativity.

“It took us more than 6 months for the collection to take shape. Our translators, along with the entire Tinkle team, have passionately worked hard to achieve success. In Tinkle Sangrah, we have placed emphasis on purity of language and selection of stories, which makes it unique. Each collection is like a treasure for its readers. These stories will tickle their funny bone and the essence will never fade. I am quite sure it will find a place in the hearts and on the bookshelves of children, teens, and adults,” said Ms. Priyambada Rastogi, Editor, Tinkle Sangrah

About Tinkle Hindi

Tinkle is India’s most loved children’s comics’ magazine in English & Tinkle Hindi is the first step in exploring our lovely culture and reaching out to more readers. The first Tinkle Special Hindi Digest was launched at Comic Con (Delhi) and World Book Fair in February 2013. And there has been no looking back! There are already 12 digests in circulation, each flaunting the choicest stories from the bank of Tinkle, not to mention unique features that make learning fun.
The immense popularity of the Digests among the readers has led us to launch the ‘Tinkle Sangrah’ range comprising collections of best-loved stories of our Tinkle toons, mainly Suppandi, Shikari Shambu and Tantri the Mantri.

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Sangeeta Ghosh as Saanchi in Kehta Hai Dil Jee Lee Zara:

I have very fond memories of children’s day. In my school we used to celebrate by having plays and performances by students itself. I remember we used to get this box of chocolates every year from our school and I always used to look forward for it. I feel in everyone’s life childhood days are the best days one can never ever forget.

Ruslaan Mumtaaz as Dhruv in Kehta Hai Dil Jee Lee Zara:

I was very mischievous child; I used to be a big prankster in my school. We had this boy’s gang who used to always find ways to trouble our teachers. But still I was the favorite of all teachers; I was like those popular kids in the class. On children’s day we all friends used to go out and celebrate. It was so much fun and I always want to go back and relive those days.

Delnaaz Irani as Dilshaad in Kehta Hai Dil Jee Lee Zara:

As a kid I was a very shy person, I used to have very less friends and used to be in my own world. But as I grew I changed and become an extrovert. On children’s day all I remember is that in school we used to play songs and celebrate it with all our teachers and class friends.

Kirti Nagpure as Nandini in Desh Ki Beti Nandini:

On children’s day we used to have a lot of fun. In my school we used to have this special ceremony dedicated to Nehruji, in a form of skits or plays. And after that we all students used to get gifts from our teachers. As a kid that time even getting a small gift used to make us feel so special. I love the fact that we used to be so carefree.

Raafi Malik as Rajveer in Desh Ki Beti Nandini:

The best part of my life was my childhood days. I remember on the children’s day me and my parents used to go to the orphanages and distribute sweets and clothes to them. My parents always taught me that to gain happiness we should first give it to others. It indeed was a pleasure watching the little kids happy even with those small sweets.

Sonia Bilani as Pihu in Bade Aache Lagtey Hai:

From my childhood days the best days were my school days. I was a very naughty child, a bit notorious who was back bencher average in studies but was always high in extracurricular activities. On children’s day we used to have performances of dance and play and I was the first one to take part in all these activities. The best part my childhood were my friends who are with me till date.

Faisal Khan as Maharana Pratap from Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharanpratap:

As my mother tells me, in my early childhood days I was a very naughty child. I used to be always up with some or the other mischievous. But at the same time whenever my parents scolded me I used to always listen to them. On children’s day my school always organizes dance and games for all the students. I was the lead in all the dance performances and I used to feel so good when my teachers used to come and appreciate me. After the celebration I and my friends used to go somewhere to party and celebrate. It is great fun.

Rajshree Thakur as Jaywantabai in Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap :

It indeed is a wonderful thing to celebrate children’s day and acknowledge the future heroes of our country. But at the same time it is extremely important that one does not overlook serious problems prevailing in our country which are related to the future generation. Child labor, lack of education for underprivileged kids etc.. It’s our responsibility to make a difference by doing our bit.

Aashka Goradia. as Dheer Bai Bhatiyani in Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap :

I love children, the world child itself invokes the strongest human emotion. I am really looking forward celebrating this day not just with my family but also with those don’t have a family. I urge all my fans to dedicate some time on this day and make someone feel special. The happiness you will get will know no bounds.

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Its celebration time in Sony TV’s Kheta Hai Dil… Jee Le Zara, as Saanchi’s birthday is here. A lot of preparations, happiness, love and celebrations are planned in the upcoming track of the show. Our sources says, in an upcoming episode Dhruv (Ruslan Mumtaz) will plan surprise birthday party for Sancchi (Sangeeta Ghosh). Dhruv wants to leave no stone unturned to make this day special for Saanchi so decides to personally bake a cake for Saanchi and fill her house with colorful balloons. The twist in the fairy tale happens when Saanchi comes back home and is angry instead of being delighted.

Why did Saanchi get angry? How will Dhruv react to it? Will it really be a memorable day for Saanchi?

To know that tune in to Kheta Hai Dil… Jee Le Zara Monday- Thursday 9.30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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