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*4th PELOPONNESIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “BRIDGES” * * Naseer wins Best Actor, The Coffin Maker lifts the Golden Pegasus*

The awards for the 4th Peloponnesian International Film Festival “Bridges” were presented at the crowded Cineplex Lais of Corinth in Greece. The ceremony was conducted by Corinthian actress Helen Petropoulou along with festival director Petra Terzi. The audiovisual presentation ceremony was prepared by Socrates Lambropoulos. The choreographer of the closing ceremony is Glykofrydi and the dancers were Aggistrioti Maria, Andrea Kapasakalidi and Helen Stamatopoulou.

Amidst much applause and in the presence of the Honorable Ambassador of India in Greece Tsewang Topden and the First Secretary of the Embassy of India in Greece Somnath Halder it was India’s THE COFFIN MAKER that stole the glory at this year’s festival winning 5 awards decided by the eminent jury consisting of Bollywood Producer Vivek Singhania, Greek actor and director George Pirpasopoulos, the director of the Corinthian theater George Tzavaras, the German director Oliver Kyr and the Greek Director of Photography Olympia Mytilineou.

Noted Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah won the Best Leading Actor award for his performance in The Coffin Maker which also won Best Production Design for Bharat Vijan, Best Original Score for Bapi – Tutul, Best Director for Veena Bakshi and THE GOLDEN PEGASUS for BEST FILM

Praveen Morchhale’s BAREFOOT TO GOA was the other Indian film in competition and also won for Praveen a SPECIAL MENTION FROM THE JURY for his sensitive direction of the little child artistes

Clearly it was India’s night at Corinth. Through the realization of this year’s Peloponnesian International Film Festival “Bridges” from 7 to 15 December, in cinema LAIS in Corinth , the Seventh Art emerged as an intellectual cultural and inspirational event, with the projection of 70 films from 20 countries in total and along with various cultural events attractive even for the most discerning viewer.

The festival director Petra Terzi warmly congratulated, all actors and directors who participated and competed with their films at the festival, renewing the appointment with all cinephile public in December 2014 !

The hospitality hotel is “Ephira” , the parties of the festival were hosted at cafes “Lemon”, “Fin”, “The House of Aloustini” and “Livingroom”, and the wine was provided by the winery Orfanos. The Official photographer and poster designer of the festival is Lorena Kir-Giannoulis.

Specifically, the awards given were the following:

*Short Films:*

*1. Best Short Film : *
“Picture Perfect”- Irina Izmestieva (United Kingdom)

*2. Best Direction in a short film : *
“The Case of Mary Ford”- Ben Mole (United Kingdom)

*3. Best Cinematography in a short film : *
“KIN” – Director of Photography Ben McKinnon (Canada)

*4. Best animation : *
“8-minute Deadline” – Zina Papadopoulos & Petros Papadopoulos (Greece)

*5. Best Greek Short Film : *
“A hardworking robber” – Michael Felanis ( Greece )
*6. Best Music or Dance Film : *

“Elizabeth” – Tori Lawrence – (USA)
B) Documentaries:

*1. Best documentary : *
“Stories of Livadero Kozanis” – Alexandros Karaiskos ( Greece )

*World Cinema “Bridges” *

“I loved you so much” – Οrhan Tekeoglu (Turkey)

*Feature Films “Golden Pegasus”*

1. *Best Production Design:*
Shared by: Nedeljko Bajić, Predrag Jočić, Jelena Mila – “Ice” ( Serbia ) /

Bharat Vijan – “The Coffin Maker” (India)

2. *Best Sets / Costumes : *
Mei Karamanidi and Louiza Karamouzi – “The Dragonphoenix Chronicles:
Indomitable” ( Greece )

3. *Best Original Score* :
BAPI – TUTUL – “The Coffin Maker” (India )

4. *Best Editing Award *:
Lara Tosello – “You cannot write a letter” ( France )

5. *Best Screenplay *:
Guillaume Levil – “You cannot write a letter ” ( France )

6. *Best Leading Actor :*
Naseeruddin Shah – “The Coffin Maker” (India )

*7. Best Leading Actress : *
Danijela Mihajlović – “Ice” ( Serbia )

*8. Best Cinematography : *
Pedrag Jočić – “Ice” ( Serbia )

*9. Best Director : *
Veena Bakshi – “The Coffin Maker” (India)

*10. Best Debut Director: *
Shared by: Stephanie Pedros – “Reality Check” (Germany) and Manolis
Damianakis -“Kame Koummando” ( Greece )

*Special Mention *to Praveen Morchhale for his sensitive direction to get
outstanding performances from the child actors in his debut film “Barefoot
To Goa”

*11. Audience Award in a feature film : *Alexander Leontarites – “The Final
Payoff” (Greece)

*12. Golden Pegasus : *Veena Bakshi – “The Coffin Maker” (India)

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=====Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Playboy Girl Shanti Dynamite got listed in Top 20 actress as Sexy Santa in BCCUK News

When we talk about Santa the only image which takes place in our mind is a red cap, a long white beard and a bag full of chocolate to wish as Merry Christmas. This Christmas is not going to be the same old days the BCCUK News has done a survey and listed Top 20 sexy and hot Santa across Bollywood and Hollywood. Playboy Girl Shanti Dynamite who recently was seen celebrating Christmas as a sexy santa has managed to bag her name in the list. Super model turned television personality Shanti Dynamite has rule the hearts of audience and have huge fan following across the globe and was ranked at number 9 the top 3 in rankings are Katy Perry who tops the rank, Selena Gomez coming second, and Kareena Kapoor Khan third.

Shanti Dynamite said, “I’m hugely flattered. That’s a nice surprise and a lot of fun to hear. I am happy to be listed in this amazing list with many of hot and sexy starlet.”

Other notable stars in this list include were Pamela Anderson(4), Lady Gaga(5), Priyanka Chopra(6), Miley Cyrus(7), Paris Hilton(8), Malaika Arora Khan(10), Sonam Kapoor(11), Bipasha Basu(12), Mariah Carey(13), Genelia Dsouza(14), Jessica Simpson(15), Kangana Ranaut(16), Rihanna(17), Amrita Rao(18), Preity Zinta (19) and Rani Mukherjee(20). Others Bollywood most controversial actress who didn’t make into the list were Sunny Leone, Sherlyn Chopra, Veena Malik and Poonam Pandey.


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PROMISING PLAYERS GRANTED SINGLES AND DOUBLES WILD CARDS FOR AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2014

Yuki Bhambri, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Kyle Edmund enter contest as singles players

Sriram Balaji & Ramkumar Ramanathan, Karen Khachanov & Saketh Myneni awarded doubles wild cards in the region’s top tournament

Chennai, December 24, 2013: The organisers of the Aircel Chennai Open 2014 today announced that India’s top singles players World No. 195 Yuki Bhambri and World No.312 Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan have been granted a wild card entry into the $450,000 tournament to be held here from December 30, 2013. Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund, a World No. 377 has also been awarded a singles wild card.

Likewise, Sriram Balaji and Ramkumar Ramanathan, and Karen Khachanov & Saketh Myneni have been awarded doubles wild cards in the event. The entries are a significant recognition of the talent the players possess.

The organisers announced earlier that India’s Somdev Devvarman had entered the singles draw of the event even as Estonia’s Jurgen Zopp pulled out with a back injury.

In 2014, 21-year-old Yuki Bhambri will make a grand slam debut in the prestigious Australian Open men’s doubles event. He was granted a wild card to participate after winning the play-off tournament in Shenzhen, China. He could not win the singles tournament, bowing out in the semi finals, but triumphed in the doubles with New Zealand’s Michael Venus. In 2013, he also won a Challenger event in Traralgon, Australia and a Futures title in New Delhi.

25-year-old Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, Tamil Nadu’s top ranking tennis player is the second Indian to have been granted a wild card entry. The left-handed player impressed tennis followers by his 50th singles win of the season on the ITF circuit. Nedunchezhiyan continues to participate in tournaments around the world and also touched a career high singles ranking of 305 in October 2013.

The duo of N Sriram Balaji and Ramkumar Ramanathan from Tamil Nadu receive support from TNTA and are coming together for the first time to play doubles at the Aircel Chennai Open. Balaji won his second singles title of the season at an ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament in India. He also has under his belt more than a dozen ITF doubles titles this year. Ramanathan is one of the most promising junior tennis players in the country, and emerged the Junior National champion in 2009 and 2010. He won two ITF singles titles in 2013 in India and Cambodia and is currently enjoying a career high doubles ranking of 413 after winning three doubles titles.

The second doubles pair, also coming together for the first time, is that of Karen Khachanov and Saketh Myneni from Russia and India respectively. At 17 years of age and 6’6” tall, Khachanov is already being touted as a star of the future. This year, he beat Albert Ramos and Janko Tipsarevic en route to the Moscow quarterfinals. It was his second ATP World Tour tournament and the third senior-level event of his career. 26-year-old Myneni, also doing well with a career high doubles ranking of 301, picked up four ITF singles titles in 2013 apart from two doubles titles.

Englishman Kyle Edmund has been granted a singles wild card entry. Ranked 377 after having jumped over 100 places in the Emirates ATP Rankings this season, the 18-year-old is considered to be among Great Britain’s top 5 tennis players. As a junior player, Edmund has won two junior doubles titles, at the 2012 US Open and the 2013 French Open, with Portuguese partner Frederico Ferreira Silva. The right-handed player has had impressive runs at tournaments that include the Aegon International and the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.

Mr. Karti P Chidambaram, Chairman – Tournament Organising Committee & Vice President – AITA Association said, “We are glad to award wild card entries to some very promising and exciting singles and doubles talent. Players such as Yuki, Jeevan, Sriram, Ramkumar and Saketh continue to show a lot of potential and represent the future of Indian tennis. Karen Khachanov and Kyle Edmund have also been performing very well indeed. We are hopeful the players will do very well in the Aircel Chennai Open 2014.”

Tom Annear, Tournament Director, Aircel Chennai Open said, “The Aircel Chennai Open has always presented an exciting playing field to tennis enthusiasts and this year is no different. We are glad the tournament continues to provide India’s most promising players the opportunity to compete at the highest level. We trust that all of the wild card entrants will make the most of this wonderful opportunity and do well in matches.”

Cutting off at 89, the strong player field for the region’s most exciting and hard fought tennis tournament will see an inspiring array of players and include thrilling talent such as World No. 8 Stanislas Wawrinka, World No. 15 Mikhail Youzhny, World No. 16 Fabio Fognini, and World No. 26 Benoit Paire.

The Title Sponsor for the tournament is Aircel and the event is supported by a consortium of sponsors in the Platinum category headed by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

About Aircel Chennai Open 2014:

The USD 450,000 Aircel Chennai Open, owned by IMG and operated and organised by IMG Reliance, is India’s and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event. Started in 1996, by IMG, a global leader in sports management and marketing, the event has completed successful years of existence, branding Chennai and India on the global tennis map thus creating a legacy of sorts of promoting international tennis in India. Winner of the prestigious ATP’s Player Services Award of Excellence (2006) for its outstanding organization and wonderful hospitality towards the participants and ATP’s Best Marketing Award (2008), the tournament has acquired the status of a much sought-after tennis event for both players and fans alike in the International tennis circuit. The 19th edition of the event in India and 18th in Chennai will be held from December 30, 2013 to January 5, 2014 at the SDAT Tennis stadium in Nungambakkam, Chennai. The tournament is conducted in Chennai under the aegis of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and is organised with the active collaboration of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) and Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA).

About IMG Tennis:

For nearly four decades, IMG Tennis has led the industry in the areas of player representation, tournament management, tour marketing, television-related initiatives, and teaching academies. The company’s rich heritage in tennis dates back to 1968 with the signing of its first tennis client, Rod Laver, by Mark H. McCormack. IMG Tennis anticipates the trends, nurtures the talent, and maximizes the opportunities for players, organizations, corporate marketers, and fans of tennis. IMG represents many top players on both the WTA and ATP Tours, along with a bevy of future stars poised to make their mark on the professional game. IMG also prides itself on representing many of the legends of the game. IMG’s roster of tennis clients includes Novak Djokovic, Bjorn Borg, Lindsay Davenport, Chris Evert, Mary Joe Fernandez, John McEnroe, Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova, and Venus Williams.

About IMG Reliance:

IMG Reliance Pvt Ltd., is an equal joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company. The joint venture company will develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. Its current assets include India’s premier fashion event, Lakmé Fashion Week and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event, the Aircel Chennai Open. IMG Reliance has entered agreements with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis-at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

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A Red Christmas at the Bigg Boss House!

RJ Malishka of 93.5 Red FM makes contestants dance to her tunes

~Gets listeners to speak to their favourite contestants ~

Bajaate Raho! The Christmas special episode (25th December, 2013) of Bigg Boss 7 will witness the listeners of 93.5 RED FM speaking to the final 5 contestants. RJ Malishka gave listeners a chance to “Bajao” their favourite Bigg Boss 7 contestants in their own way as part of a Christmas special episode as Bigg Boss Season 7 reaches its exciting finale!

Malishka woke up the Bigg Boss 7 contestants with the RED FM jingle!

After winning immunity and securing a position in the finale, Sangram Singh had compared his other inmates to being “empty vessels that make most noise”. On being questioned further by Malishka, Sangram revealed funny and sarcastic names for his fellow contestants.

A listener asked Ejaz to propose to ‘Khan Sahab’ (Gauhar). He said they’re friends, and made a ‘maafi ka proposal’ instead.

To add to the festivities of Christmas, Malishka gave Bigg Boss contestants a task of dancing to a medley of songs played by 93.5 RED FM. The task saw contestants switching partners after every song, and also swinging away to the RED FM jingle.

To know more about what the Bigg Boss 7 contestants spoke to Malishka and RED FM’s listeners, don’t forget to tune in to Colors on 25th December at 9pm!

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Indulge in some Lip smacking entertainment, this year- end!

Celebrate a zoOm’licious 2013 with zoOm’s special programming line up from 24th December to 1st January

zoOm’s celebrate 2013 show line-up 24th December – 1st January Ø Planet Bollywood News- Everyday @ 7pm Ø Tentalize- The most scandalous stars of 2013! 26th December-6: 30 pm Ø Rockers and Shockers,2013- A zoOm review show special 27thDecember –6:30pm Ø Telly Talk – Best moments & top scandals of 2013 28th December – 1:00pm Ø zoOmers and Doomers- Newsmakers of 2013! 28th December – 6:30pm Ø Page 3- head turners and party poopers of 2013 28th December – 7:30pm Ø Follywood- Bloopers by Bollywood celebs in 2013 29th December – 6:30pm Ø Business of Bollywood- Biggest hits and flops of 2013 & hit films expected in 2014 29th December – 7:30pm Ø Style Stunners & Sinners 30th December – 7:30pm Ø zoOmbastic TOP 100 31st Dec – 8am Ø zoOmbastic TOP 50 1st January– 8am

National, December, 2013: As the year winds to an end, zoOm is all set to relive the moments of 2013 that took us by surprise. Catch all the lip-smacking entertainment, sizzle and spice that left you asking for more on India’s No1 Bollywood Channel starting 24th December 2013.

Be it moments you anticipated to scoops that floored one and all; be privy to the whole package. From undisclosed affairs being brought to the surface to fairy tale love stories that came to a sudden end; don’t miss the news that raised eyebrows in B-town through the week on Planet Bollywood News.

Be it the gorgeous Kangana Ranaut or the killer style statement that Kareena Kapoor sports to the not so cool Sonakshi Sinha and Amrita Rao, join zoOm as it gives a thumbs-up to the people who donned it and rocked it in 2013 with ‘Style Stunners and Sinners’. ‘Rockers & Shockers, 2013- A zoOm Review Show Special’ recaps the memorably rocking or unforgettably shocking of 2013, featuring titles like ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, ‘Kai Po Che’, ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’, ‘Bullet Raja’ and Others.

2013-the drama-packed Bollywood year has seen its own set of dynamites. From some of the biggest hits, to some of the biggest scoops and catfights, the industry has seen its fair share of highs and lows. Catch the Newsmakers of the industry featuring Salman Khan, Shahrukh, Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir, Saajid Khan and more in ‘zoOmers and Doomers, 2013’.

Also enjoy the bloopers made by Bollywood stars in a humorous countdown. Be privy to all the masala and gossip of some of your favourite Celebs starring Ranveer Singh, Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Rakesh Roshan, Sajid Khan and many more coupled with tongue and cheek humour only on ‘Follywood’.

That’s not all, to know about the best and worst music, gossip and more catch ‘zoOmbastic’, ‘Tentalize’, ‘Page 3’, ‘Business of Bollywood’ and ‘Telly Talk Best Moments’. Ring out 2013 the zoOm’licious way with a eight day power-packed fiesta from the 24th to 31st December

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Gitanjali Khatau

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Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2 all set to make a chomping entry on worldoo.com

Mumbai, 24th December, 2013: The young inventor Flint Lockwood is back with his crazy ideas and this time is coming to save his town that has been taken over by Foodimals! In partnership with worldoo.com, users now get a chance to help Flint and his friends in action by participating in an exclusive contests, games and activities on worldoo.com. After partnering with Smurfs 2 earlier this year, the resounding response it received has encouraged Sony Pictures to associate with worldoo.com a second time.

The first installation of Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs was extremely popular with kids around the world and this time worldoo.com will be partnering with the second instalment of this film franchise. Commenting on the partnership, Harsh Wardhan Dave, Head – Experience & Brand at Worldoo.com says that “it is the aim of worldoo.com to provide kids with popular and exclusive content. Sony Pictures like in the past has helped us with bringing in exclusive content that has been specially designed for kids. At worldoo.com, we have worked on integrating the concept of digital engagement so that kids can experience the associations and brands can connect directly with their core target audience in the manner that is most suitable for them. Apart from the trailer movies can now work around the themes for games and contests which will bring the movie to life even before its release. Moreover, through such engagement, we are able to gauge the amount of time a child spends with such exclusive content and the numbers have only been increasing. The positive results of such associations are always a tremendous boost to us and we look forward to innovation of this feature in the future as well.”

One of the most exciting elements that Sony Pictures has brought out for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 are the games that include ‘Food for Thought’ world puzzles, ‘Barry’s River Run’, ‘I Spy a Foodimal’, ‘Foodimal Match Game’ and assisting Sam Spark with the ‘Weather Watcher’ game – all included under the adventure section of the Game Den on worldoo.com. Moreover the exclusive trailer of the movie has been launched on Doo TV. Kids thus get an exclusive chance to get up close and personal with their favourite characters along with getting a glimpse of the Foodimals. To win exciting goodies from the movie all kids have to do is visit the Community Centre in the Mainland and answer a few simple questions.

Notes to the Editor

About worldoo.com:

Worldoo.com is an ever evolving online ecosystem for kids where they can live, express and play. It is the only platform dedicatedly designed for kids of the age group of 6 to 12, globally where kids can consume popular content from national as well as international kids’ brands. Each user requires parental approval before joining the same. Worldoo.com has also partnered with some of the most fascinating kids networks like Cartoon Network, National Geographic, Jeff Corwin Connect, Zee Q, Sentosa, Game Den and the ever popular Chhota Bheem, bringing a new exciting element to look forward to each day.

Thank you.

Regards,

Joyce Fernandes

Senior Associate

Ideosphere Consulting

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Sanjay Deshmukh, Area Vice President, India subcontinent, Citrix looks into the technology crystal ball of 2013 to forecast trends that will witness substantial uptick in 2014

Introduction
Our workplace is going through a rapid transformation led by change in the way we work. Today “work” is no more a place we go to. It’s what we do when ever and where ever business needs to be done. Given the impact of globalisation and also focus on customer majority of workforce prefers a flexible working environment which is not restricted within office premises and devices, and the tech savvy millennial generation is actively driving the evolution of IT consumerization at workplaces in India. In addition, widespread smartphone penetration in India coupled with strong convergence between mobile and internet, provides enterprises a convenient medium for improving access to technology and mobility solutions to their customers, employees and contractors. As a result, mobility has become one of the key drivers for business transformation and growth and a topmost priority on the boardroom agenda.As we progress into the future, there will be a need to redefine the purview of mobility from ‘being restricted to devices and the security” to ‘to a more overarching vision of enabling employees to work from anywhere and thus mobilizing all the aspects of business viz Data, enterprise and native applications, Collaboration and Support which are required to fulfil this vision’ In this context of the new found imperatives of Indian organisations we anticipate the following top technology trends in 2014.

Emergence of Enterprise App Store
Gartner predicts that by 2014, 60% of corporate IT departments will deploy private enterprise app stores. Due to increasing penetration of mobile devices at workplace, the concept of an application store where a user can go for getting access to any application is becoming popular. This is an impact of “consumerisation of IT” where the users are expecting the capability, flexibility and power they get in a consumer world from the enterprises.This triggers organizations to set up app stores of their own, referred to as enterprise app store where an employee can go and get access to all the applications required to perform a business task/activity. Enterprise app stores can allow IT to help mobilize the workforce by providing a policy-based distribution for Enterprise apps, legacy apps, Windows apps, browser/HTML 5 apps and Native mobile apps and management of lifecycle of these apps. The app requirements for today’s enterprises does not stop with just native mobile apps, it also includes enterprise, legacy apps and SaaS apps that enterprises typically spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in development or acquisition. Going forward enterprises will focus on mobilizing all apps, with the help of mobility solutions and delivering them to employees through an integrated enterprise app store.

Let there be containers
Allowing employees to have access to enterprise apps and data anytime, anywhere, using any device – is certainly a pre-requisite for a comprehensive mobility policy. Today all the mobil devices and operating systems seamlessly allow users to share information and data across multiple apps. For ex: the users can take a picture and seamlessly post it on Facebook or Twitter in a single click of a button. This flexibility is in the DNA of these mobile platforms but if extended to corporate data and enterprise applications will put many organisations at risk. Thus, security becomes the foremost challenge while adopting a mobility solution and it gets extremely difficult for enterprises to manage sensitive corporate data on personal devices, without gaining access to personal data residing on employee devices. To manage mobile apps and data on a user’s personal device, while simultaneously maintaining employee privacy, ‘containerization of mobile apps’ is a technique that provides complete separation of corporate and personal data on a device. Containerised apps can be centrally managed and driven by tightening the security perimeter to the application layer. Besides that, various enterprise policies can be enforced, that include preventing the user from taking screenshots, copying and pasting content, requiring the mobile device to be connected to a secure wireless network / denying access to content while connected via a cellular network, forcing authentication at every app launch, disabling cloud backup, disabling content being sent via SMS or native email for a secured application and disabling the camera. With more personal devices at the workplace and increasing adoption of BYO policy, organisations will need to adopt containerize apps while embracing a mobility policy.

Desktop virtualization is here to stay
Companies are looking at shifting their IT spends more towards transformational projects than the business as usual projects. Customers today spend a large % of their IT budgets on IT infrastructure and hence customers are looking at transformational IT infrastructure initiatives to optimise these spends. Desktop Virtualisation is one technology which has seen rapid growth in adoption the last 4 years across industry segments. The primary reason behind this growth is that Desktop Virtualisation offers customers an opportunity to transform their IT infrastructure and increase employee productivity while improving the information security and optimising cost. In the year ahead, more organizations will transition to virtual desktop environment, replacing traditional desktop infrastructure and helping their employees become “Mobile” . Desktop virtualization will remain as the most preferred technology for this transition and more companies will demand this to be delivered to them as a service rather than investing in the entire infrastructure. Indian IT services companies today are geared up to offer Desktop as a service which helps the end customers eliminates the need for large Capex investments and also gives them flexibility to extend this solution across the entire enterprise.

Tablets – the new pill for enterprise users
With tablets purchases overtaking PC shipments, mobile devices are becoming the primary computing devices for many end users. These users are no more expecting basic common applications like secured email on these devices but they want the full functionality and access to all applications and data from these mobile devices and tablets. They want consistent user experience irrespective of whether they are using a company provided desktop/laptop or a Tablet. This empowerment of user to get access to complete “work” which is all the apps, data and collaboration capability is required to truly the leverage the power of this new computing device “The Tablet”. Various technology solutions like application virtualisation, Desktop Virtualisation, MDM, MAM, Cloud data and Mobile support will have to converge to fulfil this vision and to empower the users to go completely mobile with their Tablets.

Moving towards a secure Cloud Storage
As more organizations adopt mobility solutions and employees increasingly start using mobile devices to access enterprise data from any locations, data management becomes a daunting task for IT. In addition to that, a growing global workforce and the need to collaborate and share data with third parties, customers and partners add to this chaos and complexity. Users have increasingly turned to unsecure, consumer-style cloud services for access to their data and files across all of their devices, as well as the ability to share those files with others. Trends such as workshifting and bring your own device (BYOD) are putting more pressure on IT, which is struggling to reconcile these forces with the need to protect intellectual property and comply with regulatory requirements. To help IT regain control over employee file sharing, more organizations will implement an enterprise-class, IT-managed file sharing solution which offers IT the ability to control sensitive corporate data while meeting the mobility and collaboration needs of users.

Moving beyond MDM
While most mobility strategies started with mobile device management to address the device lifecycle needs of bring-your-own (BYO) or corporate-owned mobile devices, organizations are now expanding their plans to address mobile application lifecycle and mobile application performance. Today, users are demanding the freedom to choose their own device; to use any app on any device without having to remember all of their credentials; and to access all of their documents and emails wherever they are. Organizations need an end-to-end solution that addresses these user requirements while also meeting IT’s security and management requirements around the user, device, apps and data. Until now, enterprises were forced to piece together point and a fragmentary approach to solve the mobility challenge. This trend is expected to change in the next year.

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Shreyas and Deepti Talpade: A Special Date

Mumbai, 24 December 2013: Unlike other stars, who are making huge plans to bring in the New Year with a bang, Shreyas Talpade will be busy shooting for his second Marathi film, Poshter Boyj On December 31 in Bhor. It is learnt that even his wife Deepti will be there with him. Poshter Bojy is being co produced by the duo. December 31 is a special day for the couple as it also happens to be their Anniversary. Though Shreyas and Deepti usually celebrate with friends and family, this year they will bring the New Year celebrations and their anniversary with the entire cast and crew of Poshter Boyj.

The film start shoots by the 2nd January, 2014. It is the second film to be shot under Shreyas’s home banner Affluence Movies after Sanai Choughade. The film is a comical take on three people who are brought together by a commonality and how they get through with it.

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While “Native advertising will lead to richer user engagement”, and “Physical context will turbo charge location based advertising”, Dippak also feels that “Brands will scout for advertising solutions to leverage Wearable Technology as a new consumer touch point” and “Mobile Real-Time Bidding (RTB) will foster enhanced audience targeting and personalised ads through 3rd party audience data”.

Some other notable trends are how “OEMs and device manufacturers will look at new OS platforms as strategic alternatives to build a sustainable competitive advantage” and rapid rise in the “Appification of localised content”.

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Aditya Roy Kapur was shocked at the passion of his fans. Recently when he was shooting for Habib Faisal’s Dawat e Ishq in the outskirts of Lucknow, he was taken aback by the reactions he was getting from the crowed which has gathered around.

Aditya Roy Kapur never released how popular his character of RJ from his huge solo hit Aashiqui 2 had become. They were shooting a Holi scene on a bridge very similar to last bridge sequence of Aashiqui 2.

To get Aditya’s attention, a lot of guys would scream RJ and jump off to replicate the most talked about scene from Aashiqui 2.

Aditya Roy Kapur got really worried as someone could easily get hurt so he walked up to the youngsters, had a chat requesting them not to do this to gain his attention. After a conversation, lots of pictures, all of the fans satisfied walked off very happy. Only after that did Aditya resume his work.

For Aditya his role of RJ has become an alternate identity where people often call or refer to him as RJ.

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Film Writers at JIFF 2014

Rang De Basanti, Raajneeti, Agent Vinod, Lootera and Delhi Belly writers at JIFF 2014 Writer’s meet

Anjum Rajabali, writer of films like Raajneeti, Satyagarh will be chairperson

of this meet.

Sriram Raghvan, Akshat Verma, Vikramaditya Motwane, Kamlesh Pandey

Jaipur, December 24, 2013: The one who gives words to a thought, the one who gives us literature, the one who creates the canvas of a film is none other than a writer. A writer makes a language, literature and film complete. It is not easy write grammatically correct pages, which turns out to be sensible story. A film writer is a visionary who keeps art, light, sound, music etc in mind while creating a film canvas. He has to be intelligent enough and well informed about the latest techniques and technology to present his thinking and ideology efficiently to the world otherwise he would potray himself as the protagonist of Mohan Rakesh’s famous play – AdheAdhoore.

Prasoon Sinha, the new spokesperson of JIFF said this year Jaipur International Film Festival is organizing various bouts on international level, which would be attended by renowned personalities in their respective fields.

The most important meet of JIFF 2014 is writer’s meet, which has been organized on a national level.

After 3 months long research, conversations, arguments and discussions with various writers of the film industry,writers’ meet is planned.

AnjumRajabali, writer of films like Raajneeti, Satyagarhetc have accepted our invitation to be the Chairperson of this writer’s meet. He has worked day and night on this meet and agreed on the fact that this meet holds an important place in the world of film festivals and Jaipur.

The other speakers of the meet are – SriramRaghvan, writer of Agent Vinod , JhonnyGaddar, etc; AkshatVerma, writer of Delhi Belly; Kamlesh Pandey, writer of Tezaab, Rang De Basnati, Delhi-6 and Vikramaditya Motwane, write and director of Udaan and Lootera from the film fraternity.

Chairperson of Writer’s meet JIFF 2014, Anjum Rajabali said the sole motive to conduct this meet is to create a movement in the film industry, which would motivate script writers to write good scripts and directors to make better films.

The founder director of JIFF, Hanu Roj said this is the launching year of writer’s meet. We plan to organize writer’s meet on an Asian level next year and on world level in the coming years. We wish soon JIFF would be organizing world’s biggest and most important writer’s meet.

A day would be there when world’s biggest and most important writer’s meet would be organized at JIFF. We are trying our level best to create such an environment.

All writers, directors, producers, film distributors, etc are invited to get them registered and meet the invited guests. Present, past and future would be discussed in this meet. Most importantly the discussion would be conducted on JIFF that it is going to have world level script bank very shortly in Jaipur.

JIFF 2014 would be organized from 1st to 5th February 2014. Online registrations are open on JIFF website www.jiffindia.org or forms can be downloaded for the same.

Yours Sincerely

Prasoon Sinha

Spokesperson

Jaipur International Film Festival

Off: +91-141-6500601Mob: 0-8290096786

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Christmas Quotes by SAB TV Artistes

Shubhangi Atre Poori aka Koel of ‘Chidiya Ghar’

“Every year on Christmas I bake a cake for my daughter, this year also I will bake unfailingly, even though I will be shooting for Chidiya Ghar this year. I play Santa to my daughter and my husband plays Santa to me. I am very vocal about my wishes; I announce my wishes aloud so that I don’t miss the gifts from my Santa due to any communication gap.”

Dev Joshi aka Balveer of ‘Baalveer’

“I write a letter to Santa and keep it under my pillow along with a pair of stockings and I get all that I wish for. I know my parents are my Santa but still I like to pretend as if I don’t know who keeps the gifts for me. My favorite Christmas present till date is the life size Teddy Bear that I got last year. Baalveer’s directors birthday also falls on 25th of December so we party on the sets.”

Rubina Dilaik aka Jeannie of ‘Jeannie & Juju’

“I’ve never celebrated Christmas but given a choice I would just elope and pamper myself. I don’t have a Santa, so I will become my Santa and gift myself all the goodies.”

Shama Sikander aka Bhayankar Pari of ‘Baalveer’

“I didn’t celebrate Christmas in a very fancy way in my childhood the way people celebrate it now. I’m the Santa to my nieces and nephews and I want to make Christmas grand for them and make them experience what we did not when we were children. I’ll get a Christmas tree at my place, decorate it and get everyone gifts. I don’t have any Santa but I’m a blessed soul. I have more than I had ever wished for and the people around me are my angels who make me feel special always.”

Regards

Ritesh Chheda

Senior Management Associate

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‘TELLY Bahus go glam’

Admen Sunny Arora and Anand Mishra of Marinating Films launched the most anticipated Telly calendar 2014

Twelve popular faces from the Indian television industry came together for the most coveted Telly Calendar 2014, launched yesterday at Westin, Goregoan. The calendar features Krystle D Souza, Asha Negi, Rati Pandey, Sara Khan, Rucha Hasabnis, Sukirti Kandpal, Divyanka Tripathi, Ada Khan, Barkha Bisht, Tina Dutta, Pooja Gor and Sana Khan in most astounding avatar.

Toshi and Sharib set the perfect mood for the evening by captivating one and all with an impromptu performance on their chart buster – Kabhi Jo Badal Barse. Rajesh Kumar & Vishal Singh entertained the audience as the Emcee for the occasion with their antiques. With the TV star power blitzkrieg it was no less than a college reunion as quoted by Rajesh to meet the fraternity. The TV Divas featuring on the calendar were crowned by renowned artistes. However Asha Negi, Barkha Bisht and Rati Pandey could not make it to the event.

Along with the calendar girls an eclectic mix of celebs and socialites like Pratyusha Banerjee, Karan Tacker, Kamya Punjabi, Sharib & Toshi, Juhi Parmar, Angad Hasija, Ken Ghosh, Amit Verma, Giaa Manek, Sharad Kelkar, Shaleen Malhotra and many more were present to cheer the girl gang.

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India’s official entry to Oscar – The Good Road is out:Kamasutra 3D still runs in the Oscar Race

The movie, The Good Road directed by Gyan Correa, which was India’s Oscar entry has not made it into the 9 films short-listed for the honor.The results were declared on their official website :http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2013/20131220.html

Yet, Indians are not loose hope as Indian movie, Kamasutra 3D by Rupesh Paul is still running on the right tracks for the 86 Academy Awards with selection in the three categories – Best Motion Picture, Original Score and Original Song with 5 songs. It is the only movie from India contending in the music category lists. The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Presented by Dr. George John (GJ Entertainments) and produced under the house of Rupesh Paul Productions Ltd. (RPPL), in co-production and project design by Sohan Roy,Kamasutra 3D is the only Indian movie, in the history of Academy Awards, with 5 songs after The Great Gatsby to be selected in the Original Song category. The songs include – AygiriNandini, Saawariya, I Felt, Of Soil and HarHarMahadeva – composed by Chennai based music directors, Sachin&Sreejith while its lyrics are penned by Rupesh Paul and Pratyush Prakash.

After the Oscar success of RasoolPookutty and A. R. Rehman, India now looks forward to the success of Kamasutra 3D and is all hopeful to bag the sworded-man at least in one category, if not all.

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BIG BOSS FINALIST AJJAZ KHAN’S FILM YA RAB TO RELEASE IN FEBRUARY 2014.

Mumbai, 20th December, 2013: One of the most awaited and talked about film “Ya Rab” receives one more feather of appreciation. The film which is being promoted and appreciated by mentor Mahesh Bhatt.

The film is gaining equal momentum and optimistic response from all around the trade. The big boss finalist Aijaz Khan has shot along with newcomer Arjummam Mughal for Director Hasnain Hyderabadwala. Ajjaz plays a complete out and out positive role in the film; and he portrays a role of an honest police officer.

The Producers and the director of the film are regularly screening the film within their community to make sure that they aren’t hurting anyone’s sentiments in any way possible. The film is all set to be released worldwide on 7th February 2014 and it’s the most awaited, content oriented film of 2014.

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Shilpa Shetty scintillates in a Rohhit Verma outfit!

Marigold Rohhit Verma in synergy with Panasonic Beauty Products showcased his all new clothing line this festive season; ‘ A Beautiful you…Inside Out’ having the Bollywood Diva Shilpa Shetty as the Show stopper for the exuberant fashion showcase.

The top models of the glitterati like Jessie Randhawa, Alicia Raut, Carol Gracias, Nayonika Chatterjee, Priyanka Shah, Indrani Das, Deepti Gujral, Karishma Modi, Diandra strutted the ramp creatively using the Panasonic Beauty Products with Rohhit’s eclectic unique collection comprising of Cocktail Sarees, Gothic collection, Funky Anarkalis, Red Carpet Gowns & Regal Gowns.

The show that featured Miss Universe 2008; Lisa Lazarus, was choreographed by Lubna Adams.

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Monday December 23rd 2013: After a stunning start on Friday, DHOOM:3 continues to storm both the Indian and Overseas Box Office!

Dhoom:3 maintained the momentum and the fans can’t seem to get enough of this caper. It has set new weekend records in every International market as well as on the home turf, where it’s on course to be the biggest hit.

In India, Dhoom:3’s Net Box Office Collection stands at a stupendous weekend total of Rs.107.61 Cr, breaking all previous records!

Internationally, in the Top 5 territories, Dhoom:3 has made:

USA /Canada US $ 3,435,000 (Highest opening ever – beating the previous 4 day record by $1 million)

UAE / GCC US $ 2,801,000 (The film did not release on Thursday as is the norm in the Middle East, but still managed to beat

YRF’s own previous record by $500,000)

UK US $ 1,451,000 (Highest non festival/holiday opening ever on a 3 day weekend)

Australia US $ 765,360 (Highest opening ever for any film)

Pakistan US $ 630,500 (Highest opening ever for any film)

Dhoom:3 managed a Dhoombastic screen average in every country setting a new benchmark globally.

Internationally Dhoom:3 cleared $10.17 million (Rs.61 Cr) on the opening weekend making it the biggest opening weekend EVER for any Bollywood film making the total Worldwide BO $28.11 million (Rs.168.63 Cr).

International territories opening up in the coming days:

Morocco, Maldives, Rwanda, Lebanon, Egypt, Germany, Peru, Romania, Japan, Russia, CIS, Turkey and others to follow. Dhoom:3 is on course to make Box Office history.

YRF’s decision of not releasing the film with pre-views on Thursday to keep the plot under wraps and open on the same day worldwide, strategically worked at the Box Office.

The high-octane franchise returns with a bang!

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Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2 all set to make a chomping entry on worldoo.com

Mumbai, 23rd December, 2013: The young inventor Flint Lockwood is back with his crazy ideas and this time is coming to save his town that has been taken over by Foodimals! In partnership with worldoo.com, users now get a chance to help Flint and his friends in action by participating in an exclusive contests, games and activities on worldoo.com. After partnering with Smurfs 2 earlier this year, the resounding response it received has encouraged Sony Pictures to associate with worldoo.com a second time.

The first installation of Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs was extremely popular with kids around the world and this time worldoo.com will be partnering with the second instalment of this film franchise. Commenting on the partnership, Harsh Wardhan Dave, Head – Experience & Brand at Worldoo.com says that “it is the aim of worldoo.com to provide kids with popular and exclusive content. Sony Pictures like in the past has helped us with bringing in exclusive content that has been specially designed for kids. At worldoo.com, we have worked on integrating the concept of digital engagement so that kids can experience the associations and brands can connect directly with their core target audience in the manner that is most suitable for them. Apart from the trailer movies can now work around the themes for games and contests which will bring the movie to life even before its release. Moreover, through such engagement, we are able to gauge the amount of time a child spends with such exclusive content and the numbers have only been increasing. The positive results of such associations are always a tremendous boost to us and we look forward to innovation of this feature in the future as well.”

One of the most exciting elements that Sony Pictures has brought out for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 are the games that include ‘Food for Thought’ world puzzles, ‘Barry’s River Run’, ‘I Spy a Foodimal’, ‘Foodimal Match Game’ and assisting Sam Spark with the ‘Weather Watcher’ game – all included under the adventure section of the Game Den on worldoo.com. Moreover the exclusive trailer of the movie has been launched on Doo TV. Kids thus get an exclusive chance to get up close and personal with their favourite characters along with getting a glimpse of the Foodimals. To win exciting goodies from the movie all kids have to do is visit the Community Centre in the Mainland and answer a few simple questions.

Notes to the Editor

About worldoo.com:

Worldoo.com is an ever evolving online ecosystem for kids where they can live, express and play. It is the only platform dedicatedly designed for kids of the age group of 6 to 12, globally where kids can consume popular content from national as well as international kids’ brands. Each user requires parental approval before joining the same. Worldoo.com has also partnered with some of the most fascinating kids networks like Cartoon Network, National Geographic, Jeff Corwin Connect, Zee Q, Sentosa, Game Den and the ever popular Chhota Bheem, bringing a new exciting element to look forward to each day.

Thank you.

Regards,

Joyce Fernandes

Senior Associate

Ideosphere Consulting

Email: joyce@ideosphereconsulting.com

Mobile: +91 9892220141

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With the success of ‘R… Rajkumar’, Shahid Kapoor has broken the mould and entered a massy genre

Among the younger crop of actors, Shahid is the only one who has managed to cut through the out and out masala film segment.

Owing to this the young actor has been approached by several brand advertisers… In the past two weeks, Shahid has been offered endorsements ranging from mobile phones to motorbikes to a suiting and shirting brand as well as one for vests.

These brands have been on a look out for a brand ambassador who is popular among the masses at large

Usually this ad segment is dominated by Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar who have a huge fan base especially in B and C towns.

With the success of R… Rajkumar Shahid has managed to build a connect of sorts with audiences.

Source says, “Shahid’s never done such an out-and-out masala film with intense action scenes. So for the audience, it was a refreshing change to see him in this avatar. Shahid has won praise for his high-energy stunts in the film, which in turn, has attracted a lot of brands that are keen to sign a young ambassador with mass appeal, for their products. With ‘R… Rajkumar’ being received well, especially in tier-II cities and towns, these brands are now keen to get him on board.”

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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