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Highway hits the road to release
Trailer launched today

Mumbai, 16th Dec, 2013: The trailer of Imtiaz Ali’s much-awaited new release Highway was launched today at a multiplex in Mumbai. The film, presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, is a road journey traversing six states of north India and stars Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda in the lead. The film’s music has been composed by the maestro A.R. Rahman.
The trailer is now LIVE on the film’s YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/HighwayTheFilm.
Highway has been produced by Imtiaz Ali’s production house, Window Seat Films and is its first production.
Imtiaz says, “Highway was made on the road, on the go. It needed more care. Luckily I had the best people in the team. And the movie has changed us all a bit.”

Sajid Nadiadwala adds, “Presenting a film like Highway is a matter of honour for me. The film was mounted and executed in a very short time and I am so happy with the way it has turned out. Imtiaz’s craft and Rahman’s music have come together like always to create the magic that they are known for. Now with the trailer out, we are waiting for the world to join us on this special journey.”
Here’s the link to the trailer- http://bit.ly/HighwayTrailer

Highway will release worldwide on February 21st, 2014.

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Mumbaikars switch off to switch on good health

Mumbaikars discover solace at Sanjay Gandhi National Park as globally renowned natural healer, Tamanna C gives a free meditation session

Mumbai 17th December, 2013: Mumbaikars take a break from the daily grind and have a rendezvous with nature at a meditation session conducted by natural healer & psychic, Tamanna C at Sanjay Gandhi National Park. This is an extension of Cycle to Recycle, a cycling event organized by the residents of Rivali Park every month at SGNP to encourage visitors to take up cycling instead of vehicles and preserve the park.

This unique initiative started in June 2013 has been successful in its objective of discouraging motorists and car owners from using their vehicles within the park. A number of events have been conducted as a part of this initiative. The cascading impact of this move has been increased health consciousness among the visitors and nearby residents.

To enhance these opportunities for the visitors, Cycle to Recycle and SGNP have associated with Tamanna C. This past Sunday, a healing and meditation session was conducted by her to help the attendees ‘switch off’ from the world through meditation. Tamanna emphasized on the benefits of meditating outdoors and the importance of living close to nature.

Commenting on her association with SGNP and the session, Ms. Tamanna C said, “For me personally, it was a divine experience to see the participants so open to receiving and connecting with the basic principles of life and universal energy. It was also a confirmation about how every individual goes through similar energy imbalances in their day to day life and is constantly struggling to overcome them.”

About Rivali Park

Rivali Park is a 20-acre sustainable real estate development coming in up Borivali East. This future-ready, environmentally friendly endeavour by CCI Projects is a first of its kind mixed-use development in the area. Conveniently located on the Western Express Highway and across the road from Sanjay Gandhi National Park, this vibrant community will provide the best of both worlds, natural and urban. The architectural form is modern with corresponding vertical landscape and will create a unique landmark in the district, reflective of a modern living experience.

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For further information please contact:

Carmine Communications

Rucha Bhalekar – 9823973131

rucha@carmine.co.in

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INDIA BIKE WEEK ‘14 announces a smashing line up for Bikers

Its India’s largest ever Motorbike Festival in its second year

And it’s BIGGER, BADDER and BETTER than ever before …

Delhi, 16 December 2013- Biking fever is back with a bang! India Bike Week, the Woodstock of Biking Festivals, is gearing up for India’s largest celebration of Bikers, Bikes, Music & entertainment. In 2014 IBW sprawls across an 8 acre site overlooking the ocean in Vagatore, Goa on January 17th & 18th 2014. This year will be bigger and better. This is why …

In 2014, we’re showcasing literally hundreds of never-seen-before machines. Including the incredible ‘Radial Chopper’ – yes, that’s the one with a World War II fighter-plane type engine. We’ve got the IBW Vintage Bike Concours, with a new ‘Century Class’ of 100 year old bikes, we’ve got Customs, Racing Bikes, Mod Bikes and many, many more.

We’re building the special BROTHERHOOD ZONE inside the walls of IBW for the hundreds of Indian Motorbike Clubs and thousands of Bikers to park their machines, chill and hang out with each other. There’s the Ladakh Tent there, workshops, bars, Biker BBQ’s and the chance to interact with world famous biking legends Ted Simon, Nick Sanders, Sam Childers amongst other heroes of world biking.

India Bike Week has re-engineered its famous BIKER BUILD OFF to include a new Chopper Class to honour India’s best bike customizers, engineers and showcase the insane creativity they offer. The Biker Build-Off will seek out the best motorcycle builders in 2 categories from the 7 best Bike Builders in India.

There’s a brand new MOD BIKE COMPETITION with the country’s largest display of custom bikes. The Mod Bike competition judging panel includes industrial design leader from Harley-Davidson’s Product Development Center in Wisconsin, Frank Savage, Rolling Stones creative director and co-founder of Helmet Stories, Harsh Man Rai and legendary racer and Editor of Bike India, Aspi Bhathena.

We’ve got THREE MUSIC STAGES featuring over 20 bands and DJs including the UK’s London Afrobeat Collective, Dualist Inquiry, Anish Sood and many more. We’ve got the MRF Zapper BURN OUT STAGE, THE STUNT ZONE, the 9th edition of the Full Contact Championship, and the BROTHERHOOD RIDE PARADES.

IBW loves women – and we’re welcoming some incredible women riders this year to the IBW LOVES WOMEN BIKERS Tent including avid bikers, singers and Artistes Anushka Manchanda and Pratichee Mohapatra, together with Sheetal Bidaye, her amazing Bikerni all women Biker Club, and global bike traveller Lorraine Chittock. We’re creating customized contests for women and Safety & Ride workshops at the festival that promote & support women bikers in the country.

We’re proud to have been chosen by Harley-Davidson as the unique Venue for India’s first look of the brand new, HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET™ 750. We’re looking forward to seeing racing teams from Castrol presenting their brand new World Moto Grand Prix rider, SCOTT REDDING. We’re excited to be introducing the debut of the MRF TYRE CHECK STATION, and the CASTROL POWER 1 SERVICE ZONE at India Bike Week. Along with these great new partners of ours, bikers will be able to see and buy biking accessories from domestic and international exhibitors and manufacturers.

For the biking and adventure travel oriented, India Bike Week is hosting the BIG TRIP CINEMA and MOTORCYCLE TRAVELLER’S MEET Tent – a platform for avid bike travellers from Jupiter Travellers to engage Bikers to achieve their dreams of long distance journeys. Expert global riders such as Jai Kannaiyan, Navroze Contractor, Bharadwaj Dayala, Avinash Thadani will be there to share their incredible stories. If you want to get trained by experts, IBW is the place to be. Shyam Kothari, and India’s World Motorcross champion, Zubin Patel will give you sessions on Off Road riding, Heavy Bike handling, Safety and Gear, Problem solving on rides, and much more.

IBW 2014 will offer some great food and drink as well. The famous HOWLING DOG BAR gets a brand new makeover, the all new THE ZIPPO BAR and the IBW BEERBULANCE debut at this year’s IBW. And there’s the BIKER-BBQ GRILLS where you get to meet your meat and grill it the way you want. Last but not least, we’ve extended the hugely popular Bikini Bike Wash so that it’ll happen in its very own BIKINI BIKE WASH BAR.

India Bike Week is organising Camping pitches in Goa for Riders who want to wake up to fresh air, and we’re organising multiple rides to Goa. IBW OFFICIAL RIDES start from Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai and Bangalore – anyone interested to join these rides can register on the India Facebook Event page. The IBW SIGNATURE RIDE is the amazing Panvel-Goa Coastal ride along the Konkan coast covering Guhagar, Malwan, Tarkarli with Ted Simon and Jai Kannaiyan leading this 3-day ride.

The 2014 India Bike Week will see legendary long-distance motorcyclists TED SIMON and NICK SANDERS in attendance to honour the long-distance riders amongst you too. To win one of the official IBW LONG HAUL Prizes, all you have to do is simply send a message on IBW‘s official Facebook page, take a picture with your location service switched on, and get a date & time slip from any ATM as you set off. When you arrive at IBW, share the ATM slip as well as electronic slips for petrol + picture of mileage counters and get it verified at the festival Reception. The Top 10 Riders with the longest distance travelled get special edition Zippo lighters, Oakley Riding glasses and Long Haul rider patches and stickers.

India Bike Week is a Festival conceptualized and produced by Seventy EMG and Fox Traveller.

Speaking on the occasion, Martin da Costa, CEO of 70 EMG said, “The first India Bike Week in 2013 was a great experience for the six and half thousand Bikers that made it to Goa. This second edition of IBW is a tribute to those pioneers – they believed in IBW, made it to Goa, rode hard, partied and made friends for life. We owe it to them to make IBW 2014 something really special. It starts with getting the whole Brotherhood of Bikers inside the walls of IBW, and it’ll end with greatest celebration of Indian Bikers, and world Biking that we’ve ever seen in India. For me, and for the 10,000 and more Bikers, Festival fans and travellers that will be in Goa for IBW, 17th January 2014 can’t come fast enough.”

Keertan Adyantaya, Managing Director, Fox International Channels said, “IBW 2014 edition builds on 2013’s strengths, and makes the canvas larger. The effort is to bring together the best of the experiences and entertainment that are available across the world, for bikers and bike lovers. This year we have picked and added much more to the IBW experience. We have international biking legends, professional stunt zones. Bike displays, new bike launches and the famous bike build off, on a larger scale. There is also enough to satisfy the overall adrenalin plus entertainment quotient. All this on the 17th & 18th January at Goa for all the bike and festival lovers.”

“We are proud to lead the way for leisure motorcycling in India, and to build up groundbreaking events like India Bike Week for bike enthusiasts nationwide. The response from the first year was overwhelming, with bikers from all over the country coming together irrespective of which type or brand of motorcycle they ride. We are excited to associate with IBW again in January 2014 and hope to welcome a large number of enthusiasts and hundreds of Harley-Davidson owners who all share a common passion for motorcycling. And this year we will proud to showcase one of our newest showrooms in Goa!” said Anoop Prakash, Managing Director Harley-Davidson India.

About the Seventy Event Media Group

70 EMG is globally recognized as one of India’s largest and most important Festival planners and producers. Responsible for the brand new Zambhala Festival of Yoga, Music and Lifespirit, and the management of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai with over 650,000 visitors, the AAAI GoaFest for South Asia’s Advertising community, and Channel V’s Nokia India Fest – India’s largest College Festival – 70 EMG has created and managed some of India’s greatest Festival parties over the last decade.

70 EMG has pioneered the development of Festival design in India. More information on 70 EMG’s Award Winning Events & Festival projects can be found on www.seventyemg.com.

About FOX Traveller:

FOX Traveller has breathed freshness in the way audience looks at and understands ‘Travel’. It is India’s leading travel and lifestyle channel known for showcasing the best the globe has to offer. The channel also creates local productions that embody the channel philosophy- fun is in the journey- and has gained fans and followers across the young TV viewers in the country. It offers a mouth-watering array of food from around the world- Street to gourmet- to fun journeys, personalized diaries, mad adventures and sexy destinations.

FOX Traveller reaches out to audiences in India and various South Asian countries including Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The channel is available in four different languages- English, Hindi, Tamil & Bengali and is available in Standard and High-Definition.

For media related information & media accreditation on site from Jan 16-18, please contact:

Padma Rao: 09833180409, padma.rao@bm.com

Ridhi Jain: 09717153029, ridhi.jain@bm.com

Shanu Vaid: 09873089693, shanu.vaid@bm.com

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‘Ragini MMS’ Director To Make Another Horror Flick Titled ‘Darr @ The Mall’

Pavan Kripalani, who made his directorial debut with the highly successful horror flick ‘Ragini MMS’, will be wielding the megaphone once more for another horror flick titled ‘Darr@ The Mall’.

The film stars Jimmy Shergill, Nushrat Bharucha, Arif Zakaria, Asif Basra, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Shraddha Kaul and Neeraj Sood. Talking about the film, Jimmy, who plays the security head of a mall in the film, said, “I just could not say no to it. The detailing with which the story has been told impressed me.” NP Singh, the COO of Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd, which is co-producing the film said, “Our director Pavan Kripalani already has a horror venture (Ragini MMS) to his credit and that works for us.” Abhimanyu Singh, the CEO of Contiloe Entertainment Ltd, adds, “After a successful stint in television, it is an interesting challenge to make this genre on celluloid. The supernatural theme has been underexploited in our country.” On his part, director Pavan Kripalani said, “The film tells the story of a mall that unleashes its evil side on people trapped in it.”

Produced by MSM Motion Pictures and Contiloe Entertainment, ‘Darr@ The Mall’, which has been shot at malls across the city, is slated to release on February 21.

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Shraddha Kapoor’s biker girl look in Mohit Suri’s forthcoming Villain has been extensively in the news.

Shraddha took extensive training to master bike riding and while shooting in Goa even took Mohit for shoot to the set on a bike.

Few know that Suri was inspired by his actress wife Udita Goswami.

Confirmed Mohit, “My characters always have an edge or something unusual about them. I wanted to introduce Shraddha differently in the film. Ten years back, I was shooting Zeher with Udita. We were put up in a small boutique hotel in Goa when she asked for a car. In those days we didn’t have major budgets. She borrowed a Bullet belonging to a hotel worker and rode it. I had never seen her like that. I decided that this was the girl I wanted to be with. So that’s where I got the idea of Shraddha’s character of a wanderer.”

Villain is under production and will release in mid-2014. It also stars Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh. It is a Balaji Motion Pictures production.

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Ankita to go missing in Kehta Hai Dil…Jee Le Zara

Sony Entertainment Television’ s popular love saga Kehta Hai Dil…Jee Le Zara is grabbing massive eye-balls these days, thanks to its appreciated and adored script writing which knows how to make audience to stay connected with the plot. And in the coming episodes the high voltage drama would to be unfolding with the new entrant Ankita (Hunar Hali) who will go missing.

However, the audience will soon see the classy dramatic twist wherein the disturbances between the two Saanchi (Sangeeta Ghosh) and Dhruv (Ruslaan Mumtaz) will go at a great height. Ankita who has come to Pangani for the first time with the intension to surprise Dhruv and spend some quality time with him. The upcoming episodes will see Ankita who is waiting for Saanchi and Dhruv will go missing. Tensed and Panicked Saanchi and Dhruv will look for her in all nook and cranny for of Panchgani.

This will host the drama, suspense, tension and emotions in the show and full on entertainment to the audience, so stay tuned to Kehta Hai Dil… Jee Le Zara, Monday to Friday at 9:30 pm

Only on Sony Entertainment Television.

Heena Nankani

Senior Management Associate

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Screen scorcher Evelyn Sharma basks In Frost

So you thought one can only bask in the glory of the sun, eh? Think again!

This weekend, actress and fashionista Evelyn Sharma is burning the web screens in a short fashion film called In Frost premiered on the Fashion TV website.

The three-minute slick-flick featuring vignettes of the screen scorcher is produced by Vatsal Mehta and directed and edited by Maul Gohel, who was chosen among 25 international fashion and advertising photographers to win top honours at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

It has Evelyn basking in morning light, wearing modish outfits from ace designer Nishka Lulla. The pretty gal moves like a dream while the sun rays and its hues penetrate her – striding with grace and confidence – as if burning with ambition under warmth of the rising sun.

The stillness of a foggy sky in the backdrop seems to take her into dreamy rewind mode with a beautiful sepia tone at times, giving a retro feel to the scenes, yet maintaining a contemporary pace for the film.

She is styled by Hasnain Patel with make-up by Shubhash Singh. A mesmerizing score by Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell titled Blurred Lines plays in the background.

Though the film is called In Frost – more than frosty, we find it piping hot. Watch it and judge for yourself.

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By the Punjabi for the Punjabi!

Gurpreet Kaur Chadha hosts a special screening of ‘Luv Yoou Soniye’ starring Karanvir Bohra & Teejay Sidhu.

Gurpreet Kaur Chadha, president of Punjabi Global Foundation having spread the richness of Punjabiyat & its heritage across the globe specially hosted the screening of Punjabi at heart film ‘Love Yoou Soniye’ for her dear friends Karanvir Bohra & Teejay Sidhu.

Gurpreet was present with her friends she says “it’s a pleasure to spread punjabiyat around and I would like to spread a word to watch Punjabi films outside Punjab too and karanvir and tee jay have performed brilliantly well “.

The movie screening saw the attendance of Ekta Kapoor, Hanif Hilal, Asif Bhamla, Amrita Pathak, Lucky Morani, Imam Siddiqui, Bobby Darling, Amy Billimoria, Deepak Raja, & others who came to support the actors & brilliant initiative of Gurpreet Kaur Chadha

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Kavita Seth Let the Music Tell her Agony

Kavita Seth dedicated a musical evening, Nirvana, in the memory of her beloved husband K. K. Seth. The heart churning numbers she performed at the Bhavans College’s campus were divine and established a sense of connection with your soul. She through her powerful voice and beautiful poetry in her songs let the agony follow. She performed a concert in the memory of her husband who was also her mentor, friend and critic.

On the second death anniversary of her husband, Kavita dedicated some of Kabir’s famous speech and some Sufi songs to her husband Seth (as she fondly calls him). Kavita’s speciality is to make Sufi songs presentable to common music lover is commendable.

Chahe Dard De Chahe Saja De, Khuda Wohi Hai, Tere Khayal ki Khusbu, Yun Toh Naadan, Tujhe Dekh kar Gumaan, etc of her compositions she presented. Kavita presented a poetry which was written Bahadur Shah Zafar, “Yaar ki koi Khabar lata nahi” was very emotional one for the occasion. Kavita also introduced the audience to some songs from her upcoming album. The audience very so into the mood that they started to sing along the singer.

At the end of the event, recalling her husband Kavita sung the song “Dard” song and hearing that all the people present became emotional and even Kavita’s eyes became moist.

IhaFeature

Regards,
Meenakshi Sharma

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Mumbai witnessed the launch of an annual literary festival exclusively for children. The “Chil d Lit Festival” which wants children to “Chill with Literature and more”.

The festival has been initiated with a singular focus on providing a platform for children to engage with literateurs and practitioners and get drawn into the world of books, reading, writing, personal motivation, leadership and more.

Held over 2 days the festival drew over 2500 children from different schools across Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and even Lonavala. There were book readings, storytelling sessions, and art & craft sessions.

Speakers included US based innovator and speaker Mr. Jeff Hoffman who works with the White House, the Executive Office of the President.

Mr. Amole Gupte, director, actor, producer, writer and child rights activist who is a key supporter and hon. Patron of the initiative held multiple sessions with children on both days. He also gave away the awards to children for the poetry writing and short story writing competition at the festival.

Mr. Rahul Sinha, President – Sales & Marketing, Pidilite Industries Ltd one of the main supporters of the initiative (CPASF Division) says “FevicolMR is proud to be associated with such an event which brings out the creativity in children while bringing a smile on their faces. We at Pidilite, believe Art & Craft plays a very important role in a child’s all-around development.

The Chil D Lit Festival is an initiative by LeapVault, a knowledge media firm. It s shall be held annually in Mumbai and shall be launched in other cities.

Thank you.

Regards,
Divya Nandrajog
Crisscross Communication
9773171188
divya@crisscross.in// divyanandrajog1214@gmail.com

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YRF have reached out to Kashmir valley authorities and government to open at least one cinema in Kashmir valley for Hindi Films.

Most theaters have been either burnt down or shut down completely since years there. No Hindi films or any form of entertainment prevails. Only connect is television and pirated cds.

YRF has taken a pioneering step where they have initiated a dialogue to open a theater (if not more) where Hindi films can get show casing starting with Dhoom 3.

Its unfortunate that the local audience doesn’t get to see films at all.

Idea came from the fact that Dhoom 3 as a film breaks all barriers of age and language it is a film meant for all. But intention of YRF is to open this cinema hall for every film that releases and the start can be Dhoom 3.

“It has been almost three months that the dialogue is on. Its not easy as all theaters there have been burnt down.” source close to YRF says.

The film starring Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Uday Chopra is slated to release on 20th December.

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92.7 BIG FM, DELHI ANNOUNCES THE FIFTH EDITION OF “DARYADILI”

PARTNERS WITH NGO GOONJ TO HELP THE POOR AND UNDERPRIVILEGED IN NORTH INDIA DURING THE BITING WINTERS

MONTH LONG COLLECTION DRIVE TO CONCLUDE ON 31st Dec 2013

Delhi, December 16, 2013: 92.7 BIG FM announces the fifth edition of its simple, unique and socially relevant campaign – “DaryaDili”, which aims at making the chilly winters of the north a more tolerable affair for underprivileged residents. With the winters in North India claiming many lives a day, 92.7 BIG FM is all set to conduct a collection drive encouraging the more privileged citizens to donate warm clothing which can help protect the poor and under privileged from the harsh and cold weather. A tremendously successful ‘Dariya Dili’ has been held for the past 4 years in the national capital, receiving overwhelming support. This winter, 92.7 BIG FM is taking the initiative across its stations, covering 20 cities in North India.

After the tremendous success of the last 4 editions of the “DaryaDili” campaign, 92.7 BIG FM has once again undertaken the initiative to urge the Dilwala’s of North India to step forward and donate woollens for the underprivileged who face the maximum brunt of the chilling cold of the north. Over the course of the month, 92.7 BIG FM RJs will propagate and lead this collection drive by encouraging and inviting the citizens of Delhi through on-ground interactions and social media platforms, to contribute woollen clothing for the poor.

The contribution made by various individuals, RWAs and Corporates will also gets them a song tagged with their name. The collected garments will be distributed among underprivileged people through GOONJ (NGO partners).

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan, Business Head 92.7 BIG FM said, “While winters bring joy, cheer, festivity and warmth to many people, the season is among the most difficult times of the year for the underprivileged. We have always encouraged our listeners to partake in social issues which lend a helping hand in bringing about a positive impact to the lives of the underprivileged. With an increase in social awareness, campaigns such as “DaryaDili” go a long way in the betterment of living standards of our country’s population. We are extremely delighted to run the fifth edition of this campaign and scale its reach to 20 cities in North India and would like to thank everyone for stepping forward to warm the lives of their fellow citizens.”

About Reliance Broadcast Network

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television and television production. The company houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG RTL THRILL – a dual feed channel from the Company’s joint venture with Europe’s RTL Group, targeted at male audiences and positioned as the ultimate action destination; BIG MAGIC – a General Entertainment Channel featuring family dramas, crime shows, sitcoms, reality shows and weekend blockbuster movies. BIG MAGIC has also expanded into the United States, Canada and Australia under the brand name BIG MAGIC International; The Company has further launched a channel called BIG MAGIC Bihar and Jharkhand, with specifically created programming for the market. BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division caters to the creative needs of the diverse Indian television landscape. Reliance Broadcast Network also distributes BloombergTV India, the country’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to www.reliancebroadcast.com

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